Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shimmer and Shine

This week I have learnt a valuable lesson. After a recent storm we were without power in our home for nearly 24 hours. Luckily for our gas stove top and gas hot water we weren't hungry or smelly however, we were placed under a fair bit of pressure. 
I couldn't tell you how many times I attempted to turn on a light, how I decided to just do a little ironing, how I thought I might watch a bit of telly. I mean ... duh! Finally the power flickered back on and cheers were heard.You just don't realise how much you rely on something until you don't have it. 
BUT, the most valuable lesson I learned was this: If the power ever goes off again, put your 17 year old daughter in the car and drive her directly to grandparents, friends, strangers homes - anywhere - as long as she has power to charge up her iPad and straighten her hair because you don't realise how much you rely on your sanity until you don't have it :)

Over at Southern Girls we are all about Shimmer and Shine this fortnight. Break out the bling, dab on the glitter glue and shimmer away! We are sponsored by Marianne design, flourish with a Bling and Rhoda Design Studio so there will be some fabulous prizes on offer. I have used a Sherri Baldy image, papers from Bazzill Basics and Copic markers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #164 Multiple layers
Top Tip Tuesday #112 Black and White with a splash of colour
Emerald Faeries #48 Sparkle

Friday, October 11, 2013

And they called it ....

It is not even my turn ... but I just couldn't resist. Over at Southern Girls, this fortnights challenge with Team Lou is 'Song Inspired'. As soon as I saw this image from Sherri Baldy, I immediately thought of Puppy Love. I would like $1 for each time I listened to that song. 
I would be a millionaire. 
"And they called it Puppy Love 
Oh I guess they'll never know 
How a young heart really feels 
and why I love her so"  
Come on sing it with me. I know you know it! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
My Besties Norge Use Dies
Tammys Scrapin Corner #83 Inspired by Song Title
Besties Challenge Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas #136 Use Brown
Digi Sketch Challenge Love     Top 3

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Be Prepared

That is my new motto. 
(and I can't remember what my old motto was) 
So now, if I ever need a card for a 4, 5 or 6 year old boy - here it is! All prepared and ready to give.
 Come to think of it ... since when do I need a recipient in order to make a card. 
My new, new motto: Make cards! (ah! that was the old one)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions #127 Sports and Hobbies
Crafters Cafe #30 Die Cuts/Punches
Cut it Up #28 Going in Circles    Top 3
Crafty Catz #200 Happy Birthday     Top 3
Card Makin Mamas For the Kids
2 Sisters #163 Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids Anything Goes 4 Kids
Paper Crafting Journey For the Boys
Milk Coffee Paper Piecing
I have used Copic colours: E0000,00,11,31,33,35,37,93, YR04,07,09,B24,26,28,29,C0,1,3,5,7 and Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad Rewind Collection.