Thursday, September 30, 2010

A new blogging friend

Hi all....Carly has set up a new blog and has entered her first challenge card. Carly is my friend's daughter and she has been making cards for a couple of years so she would love for you to pop over and leave her some love....Carly's blog.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Here we are with another Sunday and my scheduled post. The challenge this week over at Paper sundaes is winged things and our sponsor this week is Wags 'n' Whiskers...woo hoo!! Why not pop over and take part. For my card I have used one the new stamps from Stamp & Create and she is called Hannah...I think she's pretty!! I have coloured Hannah with copics and gave her plenty of shading. The papers are Crate Papers - Brook Collection... these are one of my favourite collections. I have entered this in the following challenges:

Delightful sketches
- make it sparkle

Charisma Cardz - anything goes

Stamp & Create - pearls or gems

Little Red Wagon - glitter

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch


Friday, September 24, 2010

It's Christmas....

I've been on a roll today but this card took me ages. I managed to fix my sewing machine so I tried real stitching on this one however I have missed a couple of stitches at the corners but I hopefully will get better at the stitching....I think it finishes off a card. I have used Bo Bunny Winter Joy papers, and layered it onto bazill card which I distressed, the image is from LOTV which has been coloured with copics and then I added some shading with waterpencils and then finished off with some glitter on James's hat and a snowflake!! I have entered the following challenges.

- untraditional Christmas colours

Friday Sketchers
- sketch

Delightful Sketches
- make it sparkle

Charisma Cardz
- anything goes

Little Red Wagon - glitter

Crafty Catz - stitching

Sweet Stampin' - stitching

Totally Gorjuss
- animal(well...James is an animal..hee hee)


A few challenges..

Morning Friday bloggers...well still not been on that much as my PC has to go back to Mr Fix It man on Monday so I am still using Michael's laptop when I can however it needs to go to Mr Fix It Man too as he has forgotten the password to get into the main account where all his stuff is and the account I use doesn't have administration rights...never rains but it pours and that's not just the weather!! So I am on a mission to get some cards made and posted today and my scheduled one for Sunday. For this I used Crate Papers and the stamp is from Mo Manning(which the lovely Linds sent me)and coloured the image with Promarkers....still don't have a big range of colours....yet, but I think I like them as they are easy to control and you can still do the same with them as you can with copics. The message was punched out using the Stampin Up word window punch and I also punched 2 strips of scalloped edging.I added 3 flowers made with the die-namics rolled flower die and glittered it up a bit. I have entered the challenges below.

Simon Says Stamp - sketch

Little Red Wagon - glitter

Charisma Cardz - anything goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Teenagers

DP2 - bling

Passion for Promarkers - flowers

Allsorts - 3 punches

Delightful sketches - make it sparkle


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Hi all my Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post.....yes yet again another working Sunday!! I am still having PC issues and Sky keep blocking my broadband so I haven't been around much over the past week but hopefully we are ok now...don't want to say too much incase I jinx it!! This week the challenge over at Paper Sundaes is to show us your Autumn or Halloween colours and our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and one lucky winner will receive a certificate to use in their store....woo hoo!!
For my card this week I couldn't decide whether to do Halloween or Autumn...eventually I opted for the Autumn colours. The papers are from Scenic Route and the stamp is from The Greeting Farm....Simon Says Stamp stock a huge selection of The Greeting Farm stamps. I coloured this little Anya with copics and I did lots of shading on her dress and her hair...not sure how well you can see that in the photo...but it does look quite good in real life even though I say so myself...hee hee!! I have entered my card in the challenges below:

Cupcake Craft Challenge
- sketch

Copic Creations
- shading

Pollycraft - Autumn

OLLCB - stripes

Creative Card Crew - Autumn

Flutter By Wednesday - fairy/buttons

The Secret Crafter - anything goes

A Spoon Full of sugar - autumn


Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to You....

Oh what a change in the weather today...nice and Sunny....I have spent a few hours on this card trying to get the shading right. The papers are from Crate Paper - Brook Collection. I coloured this Sweet Pea image with copics using 12 different shades of green and 6 different browns...not sure if you can see the shading in the photo but believe took me ages!! I distressed the edges of the circle and also inked the edges of the image with brown and green ink aswell then added some glitter, pearls and gems. I have entered the following the challenges:

Bunny Zoe - sketch(not sure if I have to used a stamp sold in the store)

Stamp & Create - Pearls & Gems

Crafty Catz
- brown & green

Totally Papercrafts
- birthday

Copic Creations - shading

For Fun Challenges - glitter

ABC Challenge - distress


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Hello Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post....yes working again. This week the challenge over at Paper Sundaes is to use 3 or more embellishments....I kind of forgot about the embellishments until after I had finished the card and as I am having PC problems I wasn't sure if I would have time to make another and get it posted so I had to make do with what I had but I'm sure you have loads of embellishments to choose from.

Our sponsor this week is Belles 'n' Whistles...they have lots of beautiful stamps.

I have used Bo Bunny Papers for this card as they are a bit summery and I thought they went well with the Belles 'n' Whistles stamp. I also added some chalked clouds to the background as it needed something else. I have coloured this one with copics and my 3 embellies are the cloud, sun and button.

Sketch and Stash - sketch


Friday, September 10, 2010

Whoop whoop...another award!!

Well I nearly forgot to post this sidetracked with my PC playing up!! I received this from the gorgeous Lindsey.....thank you Linds.
So I have to say why I started my blog and then pass this on to 10 others so here goes...
Well I had been making cards for a while and then I was looking for a particular I googled it and I came across a blog but not just any blog, it was my friends blog who forgot to mention this blogging stuff to me but low and behold she had so many of my blogging friends saved on her blog. I am totally addicted to this as I have met so many friends through the land of blog who have given me lots of encouragement and I can't thank you all enough!!
Now to the hard you know you all deserve it but here is my 10....



It's Autumn...

Well I am not happy as this virus is not for shifting from my PC so still using Michael's laptop...nightmare!! I have spent most of the afternoon making this card...think I like paper's very therapeutic and these sugar Nellie stamps are really good for that...well I think so. All the papers are from Scenic Route, even the paper pieced centre piece. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl
- sketch

Fab 'n' Funky - whateva

Paperplay - Autumn

Crafty Catz - paper piecing

Craft Your Days Away - Girly and glitter


Thinking of You.......

Morning folks...not sure how good this photo is as I have loaded it to Michael's laptop and I don't like the PC has a hoo!! Hopefully my PC will be fixed today and will be back to normal. I can't believe this has happenend as I only got a new monitor the other day and now this....well I suppose if it's going to happen it will happen to me..that's the kind of luck I seem to have. I actually wanted to post this yesterday to make a few challenges that ended yesterday but for one thing or another that didn't happen. So here we are now...the papers are from Scenic Route - Laurel and the image is from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics and water colour pencils. I layered the image onto the circle which distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool. The flowers are cut using MFT die-namics rolled flower die. I have entered this card in the following challenges..

Crafty Emmas
- floral frenzy

Stamptacular - distress it

Whoopsi Daisy - flowers

Pile it On - pile on the layers

Fab 'n' funky - Whateva

By the Cute and Girly - Indian Summer

The Sugar Bowl - sketch


Thursday, September 09, 2010

I have a virus

hey blogging buddies....I have a virus...can't believe it so will hopefully be fixed by tomorrow night when I can get all my cards posted and catch up on the comments....Sky have blocked by broadband so I am up at my mums just now....oh by the's the PC and not me with the virus...hee hee.


Monday, September 06, 2010

Quick post.....

Hey new monitor comes tomorrow...thank goodness as I don't like the laptop!! anyway just to let you know.....I was at my first Zumba class was fun and fast however I did manage to keep up with super fit slender young ones...hee hee!! for those of you who don't know what Zumba is....I didn't know what it was either but thought I would try it.


Sunday, September 05, 2010

Mixed Mediums with Paper Sundaes

Welcome Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post...yes working again!! This week over at Paper Sundaes the challenege is to use mixed mediums so you need to use more than one type of colouring medium for example I have used water pencils on top of copics, but you could use chalks, inks, prismacolours, watercolours etc. This week one lucky winner will receive a $25 certificate to use at My Creative Classroom.
For my card I have used papers from Echo Park...which I really like. The stamp is a new stamp I spotted over at Quixotic Paperie I just needed to buy her....isn't she cute and you'll never guess what her name is....well I'll tell's Fiona!! How cool is that...a stamp named after me!! As I said I have coloured Fiona with copics and water pencils. The flower has been cut using my die-namics rolled flower die using a piece of white felt...which worked really well but a pity I stuck it not quite in the right place. I decided it should be over a bit once it had dried but the craft knife wouldn't budge least the glue is strong then!! I also added the strip of lace and the little pearls. Hope you like and I have also entered this card in the following challenges: oh BTW incase anybody is thinking is the stamp named after's not ...just a coincidence!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

Fab 'n' Funky - living in a material world

All that scraps - lace and CC Design

Simon Says Stamp
- Pearls and lace

Cute Card Thursday - material


Friday, September 03, 2010

Merry Christmas...

Well after my post yesterday saying that it was actually turned out to be really hot and looks like it's going to be nice and sunny today. For my card today I have used my new Bo Bunny winter Joy papers...these are absolutely gorgeous in real life but haven't been able to get the matching ribbons yet...the image is from Sassy Cheryl's and I coloured the snowman with copics and added some glitter. I distressed the edges of the layers to give it a shabby look...well my interpretation of a shabby look. I didn't think I needed to add any embellishments as I think it looks ok as there is a few different papers. I have entered the following challenges.

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Cupcake Craft Challenge - digital

Sir Stampalot - distressed

Stampin' for the Weekend - shabby

Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in August

Craftalicious - purple and green


Thursday, September 02, 2010

It's a shower...

Hi folks...I thought this card fits perfect to the weather we are having just now...well the weather where I am. Every time I hang my washing out it starts to rain....what a nightmare with towels!! So onto the card... these little meeses have been hiding in my stash for a while so I thought it was time for them to come out and show their e little faces. Now you will never believe this but I didn't use copics to colour this..I used my waterur pencils for a change but I did make a bit of a mistake...I used a memento ink pad...doesn't work with waterpencils however I still think I got away with parts of the ink bleeding as I needed very little colourecially on the meeses so between the ink and the pencils I think they look ok. I stamp this stamp twice so I could cut out the flower head and 3d them and then touched up with lots of glitter. I have entered this in the following challenges:

House Mouse - make a splash

Pollycraft - nature

Crafty Cardmakers - glitter and sparkle

Craftalicious - purple and green

A Crafty Little Place - anything goes

Charisma - inspired by a song - singing in the rain