Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Vintage

         This week over at Sweet Stampin' we are having a 'Vintage' challenge. 
I managed to find some vintage paper and some old fashioned stamps and just went to work with my distress inks. I am sure that, any day now, all that ink will come off my fingers ... any day now. I know that there is some stuff that will get it off. I just don't happen to own any. 
Someone told me that you can get a similar distressed look by burning the edges of paper. So I thought that would be a good option for next time. I will keep my hands really clean and just play with paper and fire. 
Ummmm, on second thoughts ...

Crafty Ribbons is our weekly sponsor and Joanna Sheen is giving away a voucher to a lucky winner again this month. 
Pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and get your hands dirty! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

You are too Tweet!

 You already know the story. This little Wryn and her 'tweet' friend, Wren from Tiddly Inks ....totally Paypal's fault! Totally! I had nothing to do with it! Well ... maybe I did press a button or two - but Paypal made me do it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crazy challenge #129 Spots or Stripes
Totally Stampalicious Girly Birthday
Paper Playtime #84 Punches + Sentiment
Simply Stampin' Faux or Sew
Fab 'n' Funky #139 Things with Wings
Crafting for all Seasons #36 Things with Wings
Charisma Cardz #37 Things with Wings
2 Sisters #110 Things with Wings

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Have a 'hoppy' day

This is Wryn from Tiddly Inks and you may see her a few more times on my blog.
But ... it's NOT my fault. Paypal made me do it! 
When I saw this little Wryn image, even though I knew I had to have her ... I resisted. I decided that I didn't need her, nor did I need the Wryn and Wren image or the Wryn - Grow a little love image. 
I just simply did not need them! 
But then - out of the corner of my screen popped that little Paypal icon and I knew... it was a sign ... not only did I need these images ... I had to have them ... now.

I wonder if this has ever happened to anyone else. It just amazes me that the 'Paypal power' is so much stronger than that silly thing they call 'willpower'. 
Gee, I hope that I don't ever start to collect diamonds or Ferrari's. Then Paypal will have a lot to answer for!!! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sarah Hurley #72 Something Magical (You couldn't get more magical than a frog in a crown)
Challenge up your Life #78 Fantasy (There is that frog and crown thing again)
Dream Valley #41 Celebrations (A birthday certainly is)
Aud Sentiments #63 A Funny Sentiment (Perhaps not side splitting but ... a giggle, maybe)
Paper Playtime #84 Punches and a Sentiment (Got both of those)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sweet Stampin - Simply Sentimental

I've done it, I've done it, I've done it! I have made a Christmas card - in September! 
I have been patting myself on the back all day. 
This week over Sweet Stampin' we are having a Simply Sentimental challenge. That means that we would like to see a sentiment as the focal point on your card. You may include another image as well, as long as the sentiment is the feature. Our sponsor is Stamp and Create and they have a $20 gift voucher to give away as well as Joanna Sheen with a voucher for a lucky monthly winner.

I do have to confess though, that I didn't intend to make a Christmas card at all. 
I went hunting through a box of stamps hoping to find some big and bold writing. I found a stamp and inked it up in a nice chocolate brown and embossed it in clear embossing powder (cause I had in mind some paper to use). 
I chose the spellbinders die that suited it and then .... I read the words. You are probably wondering how I can get to that stage of a card and not realise what the words say. Obviously, quite easily.  
So then it was a mad hunt to search out some Christmas paper - to match that brown (from the year before last I think), some glitter card, a bit of bling and hey presto! Christmas in September. 

Feel free to use any word stamp and check out the creations from the rest of the Sweet Stampin' design team here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Back to School

There are heaps of challenges at the moment for 'Back to School'. The best thing about joining in challenges like this is that I have my cards ready and done for when I actually need them. Our major holidays here in Australia are over our summer months and back to school is late January. 
But look how organised I am!!!! 
I know a couple of 'book loving' children who are starting school next year so these cards will be perfect for them .... provided I put them in a safe spot and then remember where I put them. Hopefully, I will find those Christmas cards I put away last year.
I am entering this little fella in the following challenges: 
Incy Wincy Back to School    Top 3
Card Crafters Circle #38 For the Fellas
A Gem of a Challenge #54 A Boy Thing
By the Cute and Girly Men or Boys
Use your Stuff #50 Navy Blue and Orange   Top 3
Here Come the Boys #35 Teddy Bears   Top 3
The Crazy Challenge #128 Seeing Spots
Crafty Sentiments Male Cards
I have used Digi Stamp Boutique images, Authentic Free Bird Series 6 x 6 paper pad and my much loved Copic markers for both of these cards.
I am entering this little cutie in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Back to School
Just Some Lines Back to School
No Matter Which #2 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Marker Pop #6 Yellow   Top 3
Love to Create #31 Back to School   Top 5
Incy Wincy Back to School
Tuesday Throwdown #114 Back to Books
Digi Stamp Boutique A card using a DSB image

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a Song or Film

This week over at Sweet Stampin' we are sponsored by Papelitos Stamps and our theme is
"Inspired by a Song or Film".
So what do you do first? You can choose a song/film and then find an image to match OR you can find an image and then troll the internet for a matching song/film. 
I saw this little girl and thought that she looked sad (duh!) and also, lost ... and Delta Goodrem's song just popped into my head. I love it when things go 'pop' and I didn't even have to 'troll' at all :)
All of you Aussies will know Delta and here is a link for anyone who would like to sing along.
Our sponsor, Papelitos is giving away 3 digis as a First prize and 1 digi as a Second prize. Plus we have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen with a voucher to give away as well.
This is little Papelitos 'June', the papers are Authentique Endless and Fair Weather and I have coloured with my Copics.
Head on over to Sweet Stampin' and join in with us. 
I will enter this card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Twine
One Stitch at a Time Use a Digi