Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Anything but Square

I recently received a text from my 20 year old nephew, Ben. It read: "Need card - 1 month - don't ask me anything - not telling you - can pick up tomorrow." 
Can you imagine my first thoughts? 1 month what? baby? Don't ask - are you kidding me - I am ringing your mother/my sister! Not telling me what - yes you are!  Pick up tomorrow - it is 10 pm now - do you sleep at all - you have got to be joking! 
So after a couple more cryptic text messages and a phone call to Nana (cause she knows everything) I discover that Ben has been going out with Emma for one whole month and he would like to give her a card. 


So... I am on the job. Would she like blue, does she like cute dog images, would she prefer a flower stamp, what about red, is she a yellow girl, should it be really mushy or not too mushy, is there a stamp in the whole world that says Happy one month anniversary. Phew!
Anyway, I managed to gain an extra day and I made 2 cards - both different - and I would gladly show you but apparently he liked them both and I am not sure which one he gave her. 

My point - and stick around cause I do have one - is that this week at Sweet Stampin we are having an 'Anything but Square' challenge and our sponsor is Di's Digi Downloads 
I saw this image over at Di's and immediately thought ... OMG! it will be 2 months soon!!!

So Ben, if you are browsing my blog (yeah right!) - do not show this card to Emma cause it may be her 'two month anniversary' card from you.
You don't have to have a nephew with a girlfriend to enter this challenge - just pop on over to Sweet Stampin, see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with and join in our fun. Di's Digi Downloads are giving away a $10 voucher to a lucky winner and our regular monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen also has a voucher to give away.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Di's Digi Designs Lets meet your animal friends Winner!
That Craft Place #9 Anything but square or rectangle
The Cutie Pie Challenge #16 Circles
Shopping our Stash #49 Starts with 'b' - Butterflies
Deep Ocean #24 Use Punches/dies
Creative Craft Challenges2 Animal Antics
Polka Doodles #16 Red and White
Fussy and Fancy #61 Punches and Dies

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Anything Goes #116

Sadly this is my last post for the Paper Sundaes design team. I have decided to move on, even though I have really enjoyed being a part of this team and I have been constantly inspired by the incredible talent of all the other members. Thank you girls for having me!

Not so sadly, I am looking forward to spending even more time 'blogging' and possibly running a few more card making classes. 

This week at Paper Sundaes we are having an 'Anything Goes' challenge and our sponsor is Stamp and Create.  
So you know what that means don't you! No requirements, no limits, no end to your possibilities - just have fun, create and join in our challenge. See you there!  

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 
Top Tip Tuesday #74 Spotty Dotty
Paper Play #15 Things with Wings (Top 3)
Polka Doodles #15 Pretty in Pink
Card Makin Mammas #43 Make it Girlie 

And for my dear sweet Mother in Law Julie, who I know loved 'pink' and was always so bright and so encouraging. This is for you - With Love. RIP

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Go Girly

It is time for another challenge over at the Sweet Stampin challenge blogThis fortnight we would love you to 'Go Girly'.  But ... there is a catch! No pink! WHAT! I hear you say ... no pink!!! How do you go girly without pink? 
Check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team

We are sponsored by Pollycraft digi stamps and more, who are very generously giving away five digi images. I have used Cherry Kisses and she was great fun to colour with my 'YR' copics (not a pink in sight)
Pollycraft Designs
We also have our fab monthly sponsor, Joanna Sheen who is giving away a voucher to spend at their store. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 
Deep Ocean Challenge#23 Song Inspiration (see here
Craft us Crazy #25 Mothers Day OR Flowers
Card Makin Mammas #43 Make it Girlie 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sundae Bar #115

This week over at Paper Sundaes we have a Sundae Bar for you to choose from. 
Our four items are: 
Kraft card 
Die cuts 
and you can choose 2 or more to create a card for us. I managed 3 out of 4 as lace just didn't seem to fit with this style of card :-) Our sponsor this week is Tickled Pink and I have used 20's Lad Luca from my stash of their fabulous digital images. Pop on over to the Paper Sundaes challenge blog to see what the girls there have to show you.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter #114

This week over at Paper Sundaes our challenge theme is Easter and we are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamps. I say fabulous - cause the winner of our challenge will win a $15 voucher to the Simon Says store. I have used CC Designs Easter Emma, a Martha Stewart leaf punch and the rolled flower die from Die-Namics. Plus, because I don't own an Easter word stamp I checked out BrossART addiction and Tracey had some free word digis. You should definitely check out how generous Tracey is. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Easter/Spring
Craft your days away #42 Easter
Simply Create Too #10 Eggs and/or Bunnies
Card Makin Mammas #42 Easter Winner - Digis from Bugaboo 
Aud Sentiments #51 Happy Easter 
Delightful Challenges Easter 
Crafty Sentiments Easter