Friday, December 30, 2011

My "Pink" fix

Do you know the feeling when you just neeeeeeed to make something fresh and new - that isn't Red or Green?
Well I had that feeling! and luckily for me La La Land Inspiration Monday is all about 'Flower Power' which meant that I could use my new flower die and a cute Marci image and create something without even a hint of Christmas.
Don't get me wrong, I do love Christmas and I enjoy making Christmas cards but I reeeeaaalllly neeeeeeeded Pink.
I think that I might be in serious trouble if I gambled or smoked.
Luckily for me, I only have a Craft addiction :-)

I am entering this card in the following:
La La Land Inspiration Monday Flower Power (Pink)
Little Red Wagon #113 Something New (using new product - with Pink)
Top Tip Tuesday #66 Anything Goes (totally Pink)
Shopping our Stash #32 Tie it up (with Pink ribbon)
Party Time Tuesdays #48 Anything Goes (more and more Pink)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merriest Wishes

Recently, I popped on over to my friend, Jan's blog and she had asked this question of her followers:
Is it cheating to enter a card into challenges when you got major inspiration or if pretty much completely CASEd another cardmaker?

The general opinion was: Of course it is okay, provided that you credit where you got the idea from and link to their blog.

But when I read the 30 odd responses (and I am suggesting that you do too - here) it made me see that this blogging world of ladies (and some men) are truly a unique group of caring and sharing people.
I am not only inspired by your card making skills on a daily basis but also by your generosity, kind words and encouraging comments.

So, to all of you, lovely, lovely people, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and look forward to spending time with you all in 2012.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend #23 Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons #16 Christmas
Divas by Design #17 Merry Christmas
Charisma Cardz #50 Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog Happy Christmas
Southern Girls #34 Lets Celebrate

Monday, December 19, 2011

Celebrate #100

We have good reason to celebrate over at Paper Sundaes as we have reached 100 challenges!!!
So now, our challenge to you is .... to 'CELEBRATE'.
It shouldn't be hard with that big event coming up soon - Easter! :) Or you could choose New Years, Birthdays or you could even celebrate Christmas.
Stamp and Create are our sponsors and I have chosen
cause she is just so so cute!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Sparkle and Shine
The Cutie Pie Challenge #7 Use a Sentiment
Party Time Tuesdays #46 Use Red and Green
Flutterby Wednesdays #183 Open
Divas by Design #17 Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons #16 Christmas
Charisma Cardz #49 Last minute Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks #68 Christmas card
Cupcake Inspirations #141 Photo inspiration

I will be back with another card to share with you before Christmas after I dig myself out of the pile of Christmas cards, gift wrap, sales dockets, store catalogues, gifts and hand written 'to do' notes. Lucky for me, I am so laid back and relaxed (and obviously delerious, if I believe that!)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hooked on Christmas #14

Hooked on Craft are having a Christmas challenge. The prize this week is a $10 voucher from the Hooked on Craft on line store, which is where you can buy this stamp of Santa and his tree. 
Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. This is one more card done for me and only 17 more to go - give or take a few.
There is still plenty of time... isn't there? I still have about 10 more days to get my cards in the mail.

10 days!!!! Short post today.

Anything Christmas #99

Over at Paper Sundaes this week our challenge theme is
"Anything Christmas".
Very appropriate for this time of year. We would look pretty silly having an Easter challenge now wouldn't we? Don't answer that!
We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamps and this cute little Tilda is available over at Simons along with a load of other Christmas stamps and embellishments.

If you are like me and still struggling to make all those Christmas cards, then head on over to Paper Sundaes for some fabulous inspiration from the team and then get that production line going. 

All you need is an idea to start ... oh... and then some card... and some paper... and a stamp or two... and some ink... maybe some colouring pens... possibly some tape... and you might need a bit of ribbon... and a few embellishments... definitely some bling... and you are ready to go!
Come to think of it - if you have left it late to make your cards then maybe add a friend or two into that production line. I'm free!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #77 Celebrate the Season
Moving along with the times #127 Last minute Christmas 
Colour Create #85 Red White Green
Stampin for the Weekend #22 Christmas
Card Makin Mammas #35 Christmas
One Stop Craft #161 Traditional Christmas
CES #65 Traditional Christmas
2 Sisters #69 Christmas
The Squirrel and The Fox #7 Christmas

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sundae Bar #98

This week over at Paper Sundaes we have a Sundae Bar for you to follow. All we ask is that you use 2 or more of the following: Red, Stripes, Die Cuts and Stitching.
My Favourite Things are our sponsors this week and they certainly are - my favourite things. I love colouring these little cuties and the MFT Die-namics are also a favourite of mine.
I have some red and some stripes and a grass die-cut - 3 out of 4 aint bad.
Hope to see you at Paper Sundaes!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays #44 Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #13 'C' as in ... cutie
Fab 'n' Funky #101 Anything Goes
Divas by Design #16 Anything Goes
Card Makin Mammas #34 Sentiments
2 Sisters #68 Punches and/or Dies