Thursday, September 30, 2010


This is for Get Sketchy challenge 54 ,to use the layout above. The paper is from Kaisercraft and one of my favourites.

Birthday wishes

Deesigns by Nina Dee- Play along and make a butterfly with buttons.I cut out my shape and covered it with lace then added a variety of buttons.All the papers were given to me by my good friend Jeanne over in SA.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Par for the course

wee Memories -challenge 24- Clean and simple or a project with a tag or both.I think my little golf card fits the bill. The golf bag is a peel off which was in a pack I won ,the golf ball is part of a stamp set which includes a golfer,fisherman and handyman.

So Tweet

Stamping Vacation - Sketch therapy challenge- above layout.

kaybehybrid has a free sketch and some candy (piccie above )if you participate and make a card using the above image. I've printed it out twice and raised on sticky dots. The background paper is from a pack called Fleur by denadesigns.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm so cute

These cat earrings were given to me by a friend when I lived in Saudi Arabia. She knew I would never wear them as I am allergic to cheap metals but thought I might use them on a card.

I've used gingham paper which is a favourite of mine .Some handmade flowers and a cute little girl. The rest of my day will be quiet as my lovely husband is away on business so no cooking for me tonight .

This card is for -

Southern Girls- challenge 2 - Recycled jewelery .My little cat face.
Colour Throwdown - challenge 111- The colour plate above . The 'River Rock' was a bit tricky as I didn't know where to use it. The two blue flowers are made from the same border paper and edged with blue.
The Lollipop Ladies -challenge 4 -It's all about Gelato or the colours. I've gone with pink, blue and a krafty beige. I just hope we didn't have to use all the colours shown on their blog.
Tuesday Morning sketches -challenge 60 which isn't a sketch but 'Handmade Flowers'.
Scrappy Frogs - challenge -Flower Power -make your own flowers.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something to tickle your fancy

Well now my shopping trip this morning was quite upsetting. When I left the store there was a very thin dog tied up awaiting its owner. Now when I say thin I mean starving ,I could count it's ribs . A young woman came to claim the dog and I confronted her and asked if the dog was ill in some way. A lame story unfolded that the dog suffered from stress and they were trying to fatten it up. I gave her a piece of my mind and said the RSPCA should be notified and she promptly gave her address.I have reported the case and hope that I am wrong in my observations, but I don't think so.

I don't why I didn't buy feathers before cos I'm having so much fun ,except for the sneezing.

This is for Get Sketchy - challenge 56 -The layout shown above.The turquoise background paper was a magazine freebie,the patterned paper is Kaisercraft.

Feeding Time

This simple card is for Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 - My pick is a circle tag ,a frame and something black. I'm off shopping now ,I may be back later as I have another card almost finished or I may sit on the deck as the weather is beautiful at the moment.

age is a state of mind

Well a happy Wednesday out there in blogland.My computer is back up to speed so I can post again.As you can see I've been playing with feathers again.

The background paper is a fabby vellum whose origin I don't know.I printed out the circle which already had the black design on it,I stamped the centre design with a dark red and added some bling. The sentiment is a mixture of peel offs and rub- ons. Not forgetting the feathers.

Digital Tuesday - challenge 77 -It's all about the Girls - Big girls in my case.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - challenge 85 - A Celebration of any kind. I'm going for the big 40 .

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sitting Pretty

We all do things on automatic pilot from time to time,usually the mundane things.I was just deciding if I should ink round the edges of the card when I realised I had used orange and purple together. I suppose it looks ok but it's not what I had planned. The image has been coloured using a variety of mediums.
wee Memories- challenge 23 - S O S -Scallops,Orange,String- Use at least two on your card. I didn't have any string so I used embroidery silk on my button.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Little Princess Ballerina

I don't usually do little girly cards but I thought it might be fun to use some feathers .As always the camera lets me down ,the background paper is grey but it looks more like Kraft. I'm not sure how I can fix the problem ,if you know leave me a message.The image is from Rusty Pickle ,the bodice has been raised on one layer of sticky pads, on the skirt I've used two layers of sticky pads to give some height.

Colour Throwdown - challenge 110 - Use the colour plate above for inspiration.
Off the Wall Craftiness -challenge 25 - they have a similar colour plate shown above.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Candy from Merry

Guess which lucky person won all of this - that would be ME.
A big THANK YOU to Merry .

My crafty friend Merry has some Aquamarkers ,stickers and lots of other goodies just waiting for you to win. The 1st prize is all the goodies shown here, there are 3 other prizes on offer.To get all the details on the prizes and what you have to do visit Merrys' blog.

All the 'B's' balloons,butterfly ,bear and blue

I've got my pic a bit lopsided but then I'm no photographer ,I only started using the camera this year and it's a lot cleverer than I am. Despite the sentiment this little bear from Beccy doesn't look as if he's having much fun, perhaps I should have drawn a smile. His trousers have been paper pieced and he is raised up on sticky dots.

Just Cute Bears- challenge 34 -Inspired by a photo of a peacock,this was chosen by Beth - Cathy's' little girl. I've tried to use the lovely greens and blues associated with peacocks.

Pixie Dust Studio- challenge 40 - Fur or Feathers- Use an animal on your card.
Cute Card Thursday - challenge 130 - A Tweet or a Flutter -Use birds or butterflies.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Heart says it all

My card is for Get Sketchy challenge 55 - I love the sketches they have ,pop along on Fridays and join in the fun. The papers are from a mini stack pad called Memoirs .The heart is made from a very thin faux suede and raised on sticky pads.I've use black velvet ribbon along with a small silver key charm.
This card is also for The Southern Girls- challenge 1- Open ,anything you like.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ladybug Crafts are having their first ever fantastic Blog hop starting September 14th. They have spot prizes to be won so pop over and grab their banner to join in.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A couple of easy cards

365 Cards - day 195 -This or That- Make a card that could be used for more than one occasion.You could not have a sentiment and that would make it easy ,I've picked this sentiment for the outside,inside you could put 'On your birthday' or 'At this sad time'.

365 Cards -day 192 - Wild West- I always show you my efforts ,good or bad.I'm looking at this one now and thinking of ways to improve it.In my stash I have lots of star shaped brads in gold and silver which I could have painted and put on the boot and also in the corners .Back to the craft room.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

More flowers than bear

This is my second attempt at making this small card.I printed out the bear image from here.It was all finished when I realised it didn't have any legs,I'm sure Beccy can tell me why but that's for another day. I cropped a pair of bear legs from one of her other images ,coloured them and attached them. The addition of legs made the image too big for my card so I had to start again. This image is a bit too small but I'm not doing it again, LIFE IS TOO SHORT or rather my bear is. The hat was printed out twice and raised on sticky pads.

Just Cute Bears -challenge 33 -Lets go dotty - spotty paper.
Shirleys2Girls - challenge 73 -Animals along with spots or dots.
Stamping Vacation - For Your Amusement- Bear With Me

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We all need a little lovin

I was tempted to add a few flowers but as yet I haven't decided if this could be for a male .All the papers are from Michelle Powell and are supposed to be for iris folding so I have to make a patchwork to use them.
365 Cards -day 191 - All Creatures Great and Small . Put both on your card.
Pears Tree Designs- challenge 16 - Animals
Moving Along With The Times - challenge 62- In stitches -real or faux ,mine are real and I know now why I don't do them very often.
Digital Tuesday - challenge 75 - Dots and Stripes - my papers are made up of both.
Inspirational Cards Sketches - ICS82- Now this card doesn't follow the sketch 100% but hey nothing is perfect.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Candy from Sue

Sue at A Consuming Passion has a blog candy with the chance to win a new blog design and some other goodies.This will run until 30th September so you have plenty of time but don't forget.

Blog Hop with Annabelle

Annabelle Stamps have a blog hop at the moment ,to be drawn on Friday so be quick and play along.The prize is $20.00 to spend in the store .They also have a challenge Say it with 'Grey and Yellow'. My card was posted a couple of days ago scroll down if you want to see it. Just a cute mouse with a cake.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A bit fruity

365 Cards - day 188 -divide and conquer -separate your card into 6 sections and decorate,making sure nothing overlaps.

Time, our most precious gift to each other

A layout ,week 54 from Get Sketchy
Ad inspired - day 186 from 365 Cards

When I saw the picture for 365 Days I couldn't decide if I should break out the gold ink and embossing powder or just to use Time as my theme.I think I made the right choice and used these muted colours for my card.
I've kept to the sketch and not added too many extras ,I'm just not sure about the butterfly.All the papers are from Michelle Powell.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunshine on a rainy day

As you can see I decided to use this stamp a second before it goes to the back of the drawer again.

Annabelle Stamps -Say it in Grey and Yellow

MerryMade Cards- Merry has a give away and this is my little card to enter. As soon as I started using the grey and yellow I knew I would come unstuck as I didn't have a silver sentiment sticker , an alphabet sheet came to the rescue.

Cake ,did you say CAKE

I haven't used this stamp ages so for todays challenge at 365 I brushed off the dust and made this card.

365 Cards - Day 187 - Friday Favourite - Food or drink inspired. I love cake and muffins ,any size , any flavour except coffee.

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - September is a colour theme ,pink,green,chocolate and kraft. My card and bear are kraft ,the flower stem and leaves are dark chocolate ,the circles milk chocolate.

Autumn colours

365 Cards- Day 184 - Opposites Attract - choose a favourite and least favourite colour and match them together. I love green and for some reason orange is not a colour I often use. A little splash here and there works really well.
Papertrey Peeps -challenge 15- Fall in to Fall- Autumn Inspired by colours.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fuzzy Wuzzy New Challenge

This post will stay at the top until Friday 3rd September .Scroll down for entries this week.

Just thought I would let you all know there is a new challenge blog starting next Friday 3rd September.If you like using animals on your cards then you will love this.

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges

They have a candy give away so go over to their site now. The winner will be announced along with the first challenge. Up for grabs

$30 (AUD) gift voucher from Tickled Pink Stamps

Two digital stamps and an unmounted Hansel rubber stamp from The Stamping Bazaar

$15(AUD) digi stamp gift voucher from Make it Crafty

One Popcorn Bear Set -Golfing Popcorn

One TFG Marlene Stamp.

I just know this is going to be so much fun.

Beary cute

This cute bear was a freebie from Di's Digi Downloads and I've used once before in blues and greens.

Just Cute Bears -challenge 32 -Embossing -background paper.
365 Cards- day 185 -Shape Up -make a card with at least 5 sides.
Creative Inspirations- challenge 76 -Cream,Pink and Green.
By the Cute and Girly -Indian summer -My little bear is enjoying the last rays of sun.


A birthday filled with love

The punched hearts have been inked with green and the flowers with sepia.The green and yellow papers are all very delicate colours and this picture just doesn't show how pretty it is.
The Crafty Pad -challenge 86 -Simply Pearls -I have a tendency to go over the top with pearls but today I have shown great restraint.
Get Sketchy Card Challenge - week 53 -the above sketch
Stamping Vacation -Paper with hearts ,but not red ones.Posted 30th August,

Grape anyone ?

Some of the DT at 365 thought this sketch reminded them of a snowman. What did I think ,GRAPES.

A bunch of grapes to be precise . The grey background paper was distressed and torn.
365 Cards -day 182 -Super Sketchy Sunday