Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine's #105

My partner thinks that I am hard to buy for - I don't have a single clue what he means - I am sooooo easy. 
Take Valentines day for instance! I would be perfectly happy with a dozen red roses. All the florists will have them. They will even have a little gift card that he can buy and sign while he is there. He doesn't even have to think that much (maybe that is his problem - he is overthinking the whole gift thing) Keep it simple I say. Roses, chocoloates, diamonds. I am so easy to buy for!!!! 

'Valentine' is the theme for our challenge this week at Paper Sundaes. Tickled Pink are our sponsors and they have some fabulous new images. Check out what the other girls have come up here - they are truly pieces of art. I have used Lil Valentine Lad Luca with my Martha Stewart heart punch and a dozen red roses and that cute little heart charm from Hooked on Craft

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge Valentines
Craft us Crazy #19 Valentine/Love
Crafty Ribbons #11 Love is Red and Black
Aud Sentiments #46 Use the word LOVE
Simply Create Too #5 Love is in the Air
Card Makin Mammas #37 Something Old (this paper is from my 6 months and over bin)
Secret Crafter #170 Ribbons
Allsorts One or more hearts

PS: If you commented on my Paper Sundaes Blog Hop then don't forget to check my post below to see if you are a winner of my blog candy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blog Hop candy winners

As you know - at Paper Sundaes we recently celebrated our second birthday. Happy Birthday to us ... Happy Birthday to us ... sorry - I get off track easily. 
Anyway, some members of the design team had their own personal candy to offer to one lucky person who left a comment on their blog. (me! me! me! I did!). 
So, I thought about trying to get that 'linky' thing onto my blog so that I could say "and the random winner as chosen by Mr Linky is ..." and then I had another thought - why did I have children? One of the reasons must have been to have them unbiasedly select a number at random. I mean, I have always wanted to say "Here kids, pick a number" and they do! 

So, therefore, no Mr. Linky for me just two children, two numbers and two prizes for two lucky winners. (Luckily for me, I didn't have six children)

The first number is 53 as chosen by my son .... Congratulations to Cardsbymo
The second number is 72 as chosen by my daughter ... Congratulations to Debs from Especially for You
If you gals would like to email me by Sunday the 29th January - I can arrange to send your goodies to you.
Thanks kids!
Thank you all again for your lovely comments. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hooked on Something Bright #16

Hookedoncraft is having a 'Something Bright' challenge. It is to go with the lovely summery weather that we are having at the moment. No really - we are. I know that I can complain about the weather here in Melbourne occasionally, but at the moment we are enjoying lovely summer days. So wherever you are - in whatever sort of weather - get out those bright papers and those bright embellishment and enter in our challenge. 

Plus Hookedoncraft is also having a design team call so get those entries in and add DT after your name and you could be lucky enough to be chosen to be on this fabulous team. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Shopping our Stash #35 Across the Border (this border was made with the throw away part of a zig zag die)
4 Crafty Chicks #73 Summer in January (cause it is where I am)
Raise the Bar #88 Ring in the New Year/Circles (I made those bubbles with dimensional magic)

Ooooops! forgot to mention that this cute whale image comes from the Hooked on Craft on line store and you can find him here as well as lots of other stamps and embellisments.

Paper Piecing #104

First of all - Thank you so much to all of those who joined in our Birthday Bog Hop at Paper Sundaes. I hope you all enjoyed 'hopping around' and collecting our secret sentence. Thank you all for your lovely comments. 
I have some candy to give away to a random commenter on my blog which I will draw shortly, keeping in mind the whole time difference thing here in Australia and I am probably asleep while you are reading this. Thank goodness that I mastered the "scheduled post" thingy - stay tuned! 

This week at Paper Sundaes we are sponsored by My Favourite Things and the challenge is for you to use your Paper Piecing skills. After I finished my card - I had a major panic attack - was the challenge Piecing or Piercing? Luckily for me - I was right with the 'Piecing'. I figured that I could easily fix my mistake if I needed to, by just poking some holes in my card. On second thoughts - maybe not a good look. 

I have used paper from my new Basic Grey 6 x 6 Picadilly paper pad and the little cutie 
is called Flower Girl from here at MFT.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 
Ladybug Crafts #52 Bows
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes

Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Blog Hop #103

Make a cuppa - settle in - we are having a Birthday Blog Hop!!!! Yes! that is right - Paper Sundaes are celebrating their second birthday and we are giving presents to YOU.
We have fabulous sponsors this week, including Elisabeth Bell, Simply BettyMy Favourite Things, Bugaboo, Stamp and Create and Tickled Pink.

It is easy to join in with our hop. All you have to do is:
1. Follow the links to each Team member
2. Comment on each blog as you go
3. Collect a secret word from every Design Team member
4. Arrive back at Paper Sundaes and leave the secret sentence in the hop post.

Plus, individual candy will be offered along the way from our Design Team members. I have a mystery bag of goodies to give away and I will randomly select a winner from among the people that comment on my blog hop post, at the close of the challenge.

You should have arrived at me safely thanks to Christine and your next stop now is onto Julie.
Don't forget to take with you my secret word - Paper

This weeks challenge is:  Pick a previous challenge. 
I have chosen our 100th challenge - Celebrate. 
I have used the My Favourite Things A La Mode image called Time to celebrate as well as Dienamics Mini tab, Mini Rolled roses and Doily Duo together with some My Minds Eye papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Shopping our Stash #34 All that glitters sparkles or shines (Can you see that cake!)
Ladybug Crafts Ink #51 Use your new stash (That's everything)
Southern Girls #35 Show us your sparkle (Check out that frosting)
Moving along with the Times #131 Spots and Stripes
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #137 Celebrations
Simply Create Too #4 Layers and Layers
Sweet Stampin All that Glitters (Is sparkly frosting edible?)


Monday, January 9, 2012

Hooked on something new #15

The girls over at Hooked on Crafts asked us to try something new this fortnight. No problem!
I am such a free and easy spirit with no limits to my unstructured and easy going life style. I could try something new without any stress to me at all.
NOW! If all of my friends could stop laughing immediately, I would appreciate it.
No seriously - Stop laughing.
I think that there are some things that I am very relaxed about - I try to take on the philosophy of "Life is way too short to worry about ... stuff!"
But then ... on the other hand... I could possibly be a teeny tiny bit compulsive about things as well. (So I have been told)
Back to the challenge: I love layering and I love my Copics so I avoided both on this card. Seeeee! I can do something new! (Although there are two layers of white on this card and I would dearly love to add some dimension to those leaves with a YG67)
All of these gorgeous flowers and adhesive pearls can be purchased at the Hooked on Crafts on line store.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean #16 Lots of white
Flutterby Wednesday #184 Open
Stampin with the Dragon #1 Frames
One Stop Craft Bingo (Emboss/Diecut/Flowers)
2 Sisters #73 Things with Wings

Saturated colour #102

This week at Paper Sundaes we are very excited to be sponsored by Saturated Canary and I have used the image called Ellie's Birthday. Our challenge this week is to use saturated colours.
The dictionary definition is: "of maximum chroma or purity; of the highest intensity of hue; free from admixture of white"
So I read all the 'saturated' images links. (Perhaps 'all' is a bit of an over exaggeration) I studied hard as to the difference between warm colours and intermediate colours and saturated or bright colours and now know what 'hue' is (and not just Hugh Jackman and my Uncle Hugh). I read about complementary contrasts, simultaneous contrasts and quantity contrasts. I learnt that there is a word 'juxtaposition' and cant wait to play scrabble with someone.
So with all this knowledge, when it finally came down to creating a card - I thought to myself ......Yippeee - colouring!!!
I know - pretty 'in depth' huh!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #79 Something Shiny (Those bling flower centres from Kaisercraft are pretty shiny - believe me!)
Top Tip Tuesday #67 Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesday #49 Something New (That would be Ellie)
Simon Says Stamp New Something (Ellie)
Fab 'n' Funky Something New (Ellie again)
Saturated Canary #8 Clean and Simple
Simply Create Too #4 More than 2 layers
Card Makin Mammas Something New (and Ellie)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Old and New #101

Welcome 2012!!!! and welcome back to Paper Sundaes and our first challenge for the year.
It is an easy one to start off the year with - Something Old and Something New.
This was easy for me cause I already have some old 'stuff' and that jolly old Santa left me some new 'stuff'' - cause I have been good! 
Don't laugh - I have been good!  
Okay - maybe with the exception of my little craft addiction thingy but I am sure that he understands that. (Ssshhh, possibly he has some tiny addictions of his own.)
Simon Says Stamps are our sponsors for this challenge and I have used something old - Hero Arts All Occasion Messages - for my sentiment and the something new are the  Basic Grey Picadilly papers both of which are available from Simons.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
Top Tip Tuesday #66 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday #48 Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts #50 Bingo Ribbon Flowers Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz #50 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #44 Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #70 Something New - paper
Stampin for the Weekend #23 Anything Goes