Monday, March 31, 2014

Anything but SQUARES at Craft your Passion!

What a beautiful autumn day it is here in Melbourne. 31 degrees with a nice breeze, perfect washing conditions.. Makes me sound a bit sad really doesn't
Well it's time for a  new challenge at Craft your Passion and this week our challenge is "Anything but Squares", so we want to see your shaped cards! I have no imagination when it comes to these challenges as I don't have big enough dies to cut out a shaped card so I went with a regtangle card and made sure there were no squares inn
We are sponsored by The Doodle Pantry this week and we got to play with some of their fab images! I chose to use Monster Mash. I just love these sweet little monsters!

I used the pre-coloured images from the Monster Mash set as well as the sentiments! The spotty, dotty paper is all from the Monster Mash set. I decided I wanted to make a waterfall card (I think that's what they are called) so that I could use as many images as I could. Not sure of the colours are too girly but I had intended the card to be for a boy! My son loves it but he loves anything I make! I wasn't too sure what else to decorate the card with but I think the buttons work perfectly!!. I added the big red button just to tie in with the last image colour!
So thanks to the Doodle Pantry for these cute images! I hope that you can join us this week at Craft Your Passion.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Crafting When We Can (sun f/wk1) - For a Child
* Robyn's Fetish (Sun wkly) - Birthday card for a Young Child
* That Craft Place ( Sun f/wk1) - Buttons
* Crafty Ribbons ( Thurs wkly) - Ribbons and Buttons
* Divas by Design (Wed wkly) - Buttons and Bows
* Simon Says Stamp (Wed wkly) - Anything Goes with Buttons

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Anything Goes at Paper Crafting Journey!!

I cannot believe how quick the weeks are flying by! It is nearly the end of term at school which means school holidays! I do love spending time with my boys but they just argue so much.. drives me nuts.. anyway, positive thoughts, we are going to have fab holidays! lol.
It is time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey and this weeks challenge is an easy one - Anything Goes! Our sponsor this week is none other than the fabulous Elisabeth Bell who creates all things adorable.
I decided to make a corner bookmark which I think this image - Me Time from Elisabeth Bell's digital collection was perfect for.
I coloured Me Time in with tria markers! I used some embossed paper which I distressed with walnut stain distress ink. I then just added the ribbon and button and twine! My youngest son gave this bookmark to his teacher. )
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at Paper Crafting Journey

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pretty Pastels!

Another month has passed which means it's time for a new challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World. For this months challenge we wold love to see your Pretty Pastel creations! As always there are fab prizes up for grabs.
I used Love You, Miss You from Elisabeth Bell's digital collection for my card and decided to make a CAS card so that she was a stand out!

I coloured Miss you, Love you with tria markers and fussy cut her out! I inked around the edge of the card then added the striped washi tape, buttons and stamped the hello sentiment!
That's it from me.. short and sweet today! Be sure to stop by the Elisabeth Bell's World blog to find some more inspiration from the DT. Remember you can use any Elisabeth Bell image from any of the many wonderful stores Elisabeth Designs for!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mother's Day at Crafty Sentiments!!

Sadly today's challenge at Crafty Sentiments is my last challenge as my GDT term has come to an end. I have absolutely loved creating with all the adorable Crafty Sentiments images! Thanks to all the DT for having for the past 3 months...
So this weeks challenge at Crafty Sentiments is Mother's Day. We do not celebrate Mother's Day here in Australia till May so I guess with all the latest Mother's Day challenges I am very organised this
I had planned on making a tent card but after I had decorated the front of the card with the pink paper and die cut out the oval shape I didn't really have enough room to adhere the accordion base so I decided to just leave it off! I added the designer  paper to the inside of the card, then finished the front. I fussy cut Jasmin Let's Swing out then stuck her onto the front of the card by the top of the rope swing and left it free to swing. I then die cut out the flourish and flowers, finishing it off with the Happy Mother's day sentiment!
Thanks for stopping by.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Fitztown - Dies and/or Punches
* Lexi's Creations - Use your punches and Dies
* Make it Monday - For Mum's
* Ooh La La Creations - For a Special Lady
* Dream Valley challenges - Mothering Sunday
* A&T Emerald Faeries - Girly Pretty in Pink
* We Do DoobaDoo - Sweet as Honey

Monday, March 24, 2014

Aurora Wings sponsoring Craft Your Passion and Seems a Little Sketchy!

Hello all. I have combined two of my DT challenges today as they both have Aurora Wings sponsoring them!
 Have you seen their adorable images!! They are simply gorgeous and so beautiful to colour although not entirely I can do them any justice with my colouring.
Anyway it is time for new challenges to start! This week at Craft Your Passion our challenge is "For the Ladies". And of course at Seems a Little Sketchy we have a fab sketch.

Here is my card using Woman with Gardenia and Pearls from Aurora Wings
Isn't this a beautiful image! I coloured her in with tria markers and used glitter pens to add some sparkle ( not that the photo has picked that up).  I based the colours of the image on the papers I found in my scraps stash. I die cut out the image then die cut out a border to go around it. I decided to cut the flowers out of the designer paper so that it linked in with the colour scheme, then just added the other die cut flower. Then to finish it off I added some buttons because i felt like that side of the card needed something and then just added the rhinestones to the flowers.
I hope that you can join us at Craft Your Passion this week at Seems a Little Sketchy this fortnight.
I know it has been a very long time but I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
* Stamps by Aurora Wings - Anything Goes
* Hobbycutz - Girly but NO Pink
* That Craft Place - Flowers and/or Mother's Day
* A Gem of a Challenge - Mother's day/  Female Birthday/ Special Lady
* Open minded Crafting - Use some Buttons
* We Doo Doobadoo - Sweet as Honey
* Southern Girls Challenge - Floral frenzy
* Divas by Design - Flower Power

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Giddyup Elisabeth Bell Fans.. it's time for a Hop!

Hello friends and welcome to The Digi Bell's Feb Blog Hop! As always we have lots of gorgeous creations to share but let's get the formalities out of the way! If you arrived here from Mary Lou's Blog then you are certainly in the right spot but if you have randomly stopped by or got a little lost then head back to The Digi Bell's blog where there is the list of the Hop Stops and also all the details on how you could win this sweet image!! What is this sweet image? Well it is none other than Elisabeth Bell's 
"Giddyup Pony"

You may recognize her from when she was previously released as a stamp.  I decided to go with a pink and brown theme for this card again. (I just realised last months was pink and brown also oops).. I need to change my colour palette a bit more..hahahah.  I coloured Giddyup Pony with tria markers! I used some scraps of papers that I had for the background and cut out a giant star. I hadn't planned to have the image this small but I ran out of ink so I couldn't print her again. I stuck Giddyup on the star and poppped it all up on 3D dots. I then diecut the hanging stars, added the twine and button then sparkled it up a little with some kindyglitz.
Well that is it from me. It's now time to head on over to Linda's Blog.
Enjoy the hop and if you would like this image now or any other Elisabeth Bell digi image then head on over and check out her digital collection now! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Go Green at Craft Your Passion!

Hi everyone, I have been so behind with all my DT committments the last few weeks so I just wanted to apologise to all my teamies and followers and hopefully after the weekend I will be back on track. Because of all the recent sadness, I have lost my mojo so I have struggled to get things made.
I am only a few hours late with this one (as I realised while making it I wasn't even following the theme so I had to remake it.. oops).
Anyway, todays challenge at Craft Your Passion is Go Green so we want to see lots of green on your creation and you also have the option of adding something recycled.
We are sponsored by
Inky Impressions

They have the sweetest images.
I actually wanted to reprint and colour the image again so it had more green but as luck would have it I have run out of printer ink. Is anything going to go right.. hopefully soon ??? So I coloured the image and the banner in with tria markers. I found all this fabulous green crafty goodness in my stash (which is actually my son's) and also recycled some of it from another card that i wasn't happy with so ended up pulling it all apart. Turned out ok in the end I guess..
Well I hope you will join us at Craft Your Passion and don't forget there is currently a DT call but be quick as it ends tomorrow.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Love You, Miss You!

It's my turn to post on The Digi Bell's Blog and I decided to make something nice and simple for an upcoming holiday - a Bag Tag using the image - Love You, Miss You from Elisabeth Bell's digital collection.

I used paintnet to turn the image into a png file so that I could layer it on to the  striped paper. I then just added a couple of flowers and coloured in the flowers on the image! For the back of the tag I just added what I thought would be good to have on a tag. Not sure how about having the address on their but I can always leave it blank. I inked around the edge with black soot distress ink. I then attached the two sides together and laminated the tag. Then finished it off by punching a hole in the top and adding a ribbon.
Be sure to stop by the Digi Bell's blog daily for more inspiration using Elisabeth Bell digi images. And be sure to stop by The Digi Bell's Blog on Friday for our monthly Blog Hop featuring the latest Elisabeth bell digi image.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Photo Inspiration at Paper Crafting Journey

A new challenge has started at Paper Crafting Journey and this fortnight we have a photo inspiration for you
And we are lucky enough to have a fabulous new sponsor
You know I love their images :)

I decided to use the colours of the umbrella for my card as well as trying to replicate the umbrella.. I coloured the image in with tria markers inked around the edges and then added a birthday sentiment. I found this fab rainbow paper which I thought was perfect then added the ribbon and buttons.
I hope that you will join us this week at Paper Crafting Journey

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lots of Green at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

Wow, can't believe it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs... This past week really has just disappeared... I think it's because of all the recent sad news with a long weekend thrown in.
So this weeks challenge is Lots of Green and there is a fabulous Crafty Sentiments Designs voucher up for grabs.
I used Two Hearts for my card and coloured it using tria markers. I have added crystal effects to the water which you can kind of see and added kindyglitz to the boat also.
I then went through my sons craft stash as he had a little box of green embellishments and found some that would be perfect. So I added all of these and added the Crafty Sentiments sentiment ticket.
I hope that you will join us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Young at Heart at Craft Your Passion!

Sorry for another late post... has been a long weekend and have been away plus a bit behind with all the recent deaths of loved one's... It has been a pretty tough couple of weeks.. Can't imagine how the loved one's of those who have passed away are feeling... but they are in my thoughts everyday.
So a new challenge has started at Craft Your Passion and this week our challenge is Young at Heart. We are sponsored by
Heather Ellis

I made a CAS card with this image because I really had no imagination. So I coloured the image with tria markers, then decided to pull my sewing machine out and try my hand at some sewing... Not a  great job and what you can't see is the big mistake I made :)  , then I added the buttons and the sentiment!!
Sorry for the lack of inspiration.. will  hopefully be sharing something heaps better next week.
I hope that you can join us next week at Craft your Passion.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sketch 60 at Seems a Little Sketchy!

Hello, sorry this is a little late... Have been away for the weekend... Time for a new sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy and this fortnight we are sponsored by

Here is this weeks sketch
 And here is my take on it
This image is from The Paper Nest Doll's called 3rd Birthday. I coloured her in with tria markers and added kindyglitz for sparke. I embossed the background paper and stamped out the Happy Birthday sentiment and punched it out. . i then just added the buttons and ribbon. I changed the scale of the shapes to fit my card but you can still see the sketch used.
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at Seems a  Little Sketchy!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Going for a Walk!

Hello it's my turn to post on the Digi Bell's blog. I have had to make a CAS card as I have made last minute plans to go away plus I have had a lot of heartache the last week and half with my cousin passing away and on Thursday my friend's Dad passing away, so really haven't been in the mood to create.
Anyway, here is my card using the most recent image from Elisabeth Bell's digital collection - Going for a Walk.

I coloured Going for a Walk with tria markers based on the colours of the papers. I then added some ribbon and buttons. I stamped the sentiment and accidentally pressed to hard and the line underneath stamped out also but I actually like it like that! I do love this image, I think she is sweet and she is great to colour. Thanks for stopping by. If you would like this or any other Elisabeth Bell image then you can get them from Elisabeth Bell's digital collection.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mum's the Word at Polka Doodles!

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Polka Doodles. This fortnight our challenge is Mum's the Word so you can create anything for your mum - a Mother's Day card, Birthday card a scrapbook page dedicated to your mum, whatever you can come up with.
It's not even close to Mother's Day here in Australia but I decided yo make a Mother's Day card for this challenge...LOL! May as well be prepared! 

 I have made a Mother's Day card using papers and elements from Bonbon Belles Double cdAnd this fab image Dollie Daydream - Bouquet digi  is one of the new Dollie Daydream images which I coloured in with tria markers. You can buy Dollie Daydream from the Polka Doodles Store or from the new Polka Doodles Etsy Store. To finish off the card I added rhinestones and kindyglitz.
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at Polka Doodles.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Birthday Bonanza at Craft Your Passion!

Time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and this weeks challenge - Birthday Bonanza - is in honour of Lisa's birthday (CYP blog owner) so pop on over to her blog to wish her a Happy Birthday!!
This week we have two sponsors:

Eureka Stamps
Flourish With A Bling
 I used this Happy Birthday image from Eureka Stamps:
I coloured the image in with tria markers and added a bit of glitter to the ribbons on the image! I then inked around the edge after I had cut it out. I didn't really have any papers to go with the colours I had coloured the image in with so I decided just to ink the card with peacock feathers and spiced marmalade distress ink. I then just added a few embellishments!!
I hope that you can join us this week at Craft Your passion