Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Can you believe it's only 1 more day till 2014.. This year certainly has flown, even the last week has flown... Christmas came and went in the blink of an eye. My boys and I haven't really done a lot, mainly cos the boys got a pool for Christmas so have spent a lot of time in that (even when it isn't that warm) LOL.
So it's time for a new challenge at Craft your Passion and this week our theme is Something New. For all the challenge details head on over to the CYP blog!

I used this sweet little girl from The Paper Shelter and also the paper that goes with her which I printed out twice so that I could layer it!. I also layered the flower in her hair and wings! I then added the buttons and rhinestones , flowers and the pin which is new (have had it for awhile but never used). I just typed up the sentiment. I love how this turned out, gorgeous card to finish the year with!!
Wishing all my followers a very happy and safe new year and hope that the year ahead is all that you wish for and more...

Last sketch of the year at Seems a Little Sketchy!

My mojo has gone missing since just before Christmas not just for making cards but any blogging or anthing!! But I need to find it real quick cos I have a lot of DT things to make very soon!
Anyway, a new challenge and our final challenge of the year at Seems a Little Sketchy which started last week. It is a three week challenge so that the DT could have an extended break so you still have 2 weeks to enter.
We are sponsored by  Di's Digi Downloads

 I used this cute little penguin image that was a voted as a freebie at The Paper Shelter last year. I used the paper that came with the image and the pre-coloured image. I added the sentiment from a Polka Doodles cd and die cut the stars and added some kindyglitz.
I hope that you can join us for the last two weeks of the challenge.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Birthday at Polka Doodles!

Hello and welcome to the final Polka Doodles challenge for 2013!! Cannot believe we are so close to Christmas. This weeks challenge for us Polka Doodles DT was to make a Christmas birthday card using the Picknix cd collections. If I was to have a birthday in December I would like  it and christmas to be kept separate so I made a normal birthday card!

 I made this card in super quick time using papers, sentiment and images from the Picknix Collection 1 cd Rom.  I then added the ribbon and added the kindyglitz to the cupcake to finish it off!! Oh and I did a bit of sewing. I still have a million and one things to organise before Christmas. I still haven't even finished decorating my Christmas tree that is how busy I have been.. so I am away for the next two days to recharge my batteries then I'm back to get ready for the big day.
Be sure to pop by the Polka Doodles blog to see the rest of the DT creations and remember there will still be lots of inspiration over on the blog!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas ABC at Craft Your Passion!

A new challenge has started at Craft Your Passion and this week the theme is Christmas ABC - Anything But a Card. We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week

All the teachers are getting bags of homemade fudge so I made this little bag for it to go in.

I have used pre-coloured images from Polka Doodles and then just finished it off with the eyelets and ribbon and the sentiment!!!
This is the last challenge at Craft Your Passion before Christmas but we will be back on the 30th Dec...
Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas..

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Littlest Angel!

Good evening! It's my turn to post on The Digi Bell's Blog again and again I must apologize (for about the 50th time in the past month)... Today's creation is another flashback to 2011. I made a Christmas decoration with this sweet image,Elisabeth Bells "The Littlest Angel" which you can get from here.

 I used a chipboard circle as the base of the ornament, which I painted white. I then added the diecut cardstock. I coloured the image in with tria markers and added kindyglitz for sparkle. I then cut off the stars and replaced them with wire and sparkle stars. Then added the twine to hang it up on the tree. I promise once Christmas is over I will be back with all my DT committments on time. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sketch 54 at Seems a Little Sketchy

Hi it's time for a new challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy and this week we are sponsored by

This is the sketch we had to work with
Here is my card
I decided to leave this delicious Doodles image uncoloured except for the berries and leaves which I coloured with tria markers! I used some Kaszazz papers, then added some ribbon and the sentiment.
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at SALS!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* Delicious Doodles  - Christmas/ New Year
* Kaboodle Doodles - Non traditional Christmas Colours
* Whoopsidaisy - Christmas using Non traditional Colours
* Christmas Card Challenge - Black and White
* Di's Digi Designs - Christmas in Non traditional Colours
* Crafty Ribbons - Spots or Stripes
* Milk Coffee - Non traditional Christmas Colours
* Crafty Sentiments - Christmas

Let it Snow at Craft Your Passion!

A new challenge has started at Craft Your passion and this week our theme is Let it Snow... so add some snow to your creation or use a snow themed image... WE have some fabulous sponsors this week
I used the Robyn's Fetish Night before Xmas image which I coloured with tria markers and added some rock candy distress stickles to. I then added the ribbon and buttons to the top and bottom of the card! The next morning I decided that it needed something else so I added this Polka Doodles Santa that I already had printed out!!! I hope that you will join us this week at Craft Your Passion.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas time at Polka Doodles!

A new challenge has started at Polka Doodles, so I must apologise for my tardiness!! Forgot to schedule my post for Friday then ... well the past three days have been a blur!! There really is a reason this time of year is called the silly season.. lol..
Anyway, the new challenge at Polka Doodles is Anything Goes Christmas.... I am in the process of making teachers presents and this is what I am doing this year!!

 I have made 3 different types of fudge this year - baileys, cookies and cream and chocolate and they are all very yummy.. well I did have to taste them to make sure I could give them away! LOL
I wasn't too sure what to present the fudge in, so I quickly made up this little bag!!! I used a border from the Angelberry CD Rom,  and a sentiment and pre-coloured image from the A Home for Christmas CD collection. I then just added the eyelets and ribbon!! Simple but perfect for what I wanted!!
I hope that you will join us this week at Polka Doodles!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's Christmas Time at Paper Crafting Journey!

Well this is our last challenge of the year at Paper Crafting Journey! And I have to admit that I am looking forward to the break! This last few months have been crazy busy for me and have been making cards cos I've had to for DT commitments and started to not enjoy it!!! But once  my course is finished and Christmas is over I will be looking forward to getting back  into creating again!
So to finish off the year our challenge for you is CHRISTMAS!  Nice and easy as I'm sure all of you are busy creating for the silly season! WE are sponsored by

I used this cute little Santa and reindeer set from the paper Shelter! Due to time constraints I used the pre-coloured image and the paper from the set and just duplicated parts of the image so that I could give the card a bit of depth!!! To finish off I just added some kindyglitz and stickles!!!
While over at the Paper Crafting Journey blog checking out the rest of the DT's creation be sure to check out the DT CALL! WE are looking for a few new members to join our fabulous team!!!
I will see all our PCJ followers in the new year! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Little Friends!

Hello, it's my turn to post over on The Digi Bell's blog so I decided to create a quick little tag using Little Friends which you can get from Elsiabeth Bell's digi collection.
I coloured Little Friends in with tria markers. I cut out the tag then added the MME Lost and Found papers. I used the eyelet border punch at the bottom and threaded some ribbon through it, then I sewed around the edge of the tag. I then just added the flowers and buttons to finish it off!!!
Well thanks for stopping by, sorry for the quick post but it is nearly 1am  so really should be getting to bed!!
Don't forget to head over to The Digi Bell's blog for daily inspiration.
There is also a challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World challenge blog where there are a couple of fab prizes up for grabs and currently only one entry, so get out your Elisabeth Bell images and join us!

Monday, December 2, 2013

We Washi you a Merry Christmas!

Good-evening!! It's been a scorcher here today, so have spent the day in the comfort of my air conditioned house!! Wish I could say I had a productive day but really didn't do much at all!
Anyway, it is time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and this week we would like to see you add washi tape to your Christmas creation!!
We are sponsored by
I coloured these cute little reindeers in with tria markers. I inked around the edge with mowed lawn distress ink. I then just added the red strip behind the reindeers and added the buttons then I added the washi tape and the sentiment! I also inked around the edge of the card with the mowed lawn distress ink!
I hope that you can join us this week at Craft Your Passion!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monochromatic at Elisabeth Bell's World!!

Wow, can you believe it is one month till Christmas.. Where have the last 11 months gone.... I feel like I have wasted my year, nothing to show for it yet been so busy!! Opportunities have been missed but hopefully more will come up next year!
Well it is the 25th November which means it is time for a new challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World! It appears that everyone is busy at the moment as we only had 4 entries last month, so thank you and congrats to you all that entered the challenge!
This month we would like to see your monochromatic creations!.
I used Christmas Light from Whiff of Joy (not sure if she is available anymore cos I couldn't find her on the website) but there are many other wonderful Elisabeth Bell images in stock.
I did a white on white card, dry embossing layers, adding kindyglitz, stars , buttons, pearl and the sentiment that came with the image! I coloured the image in with tria markers.. still have got the colouring of white anywhere near perfect so I shall just keep trying!
I hope that you will join us this month at Elisabeth Bell's World, Polka Doodles are sponsoring us and as always there is an Elisabeth Bell digi up for grabs also!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Challenge 190 - Thanksgiving/Give Thanks at Craft Your Passion!

Is anyone out there tired at this time of year and feeling overwhelmed or is just me. I have not been feeling great the past day or two and I'm not sure if it's because I had an assignment due today, that I am never home, that Christmas is costing me a fortune, that my son is having a lot of trouble at school or I'm just getting sick for no apparent reason!! Either way I don't have the time to be sick and life must go on!!
Okay whingeing over.. it's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and this week we would like you to create a Thanksgiving or Give Thanks card or project!
 We are sponsored by
We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia so I made a Thank you card! 
I used Picking Flowers from the Sugar Kissed Cottage. I duplicated her and flipped one of them over so they were facing each other, then typed the sentiment in between. I coloured the images in with tria markers and distressed around the edge with walnut stain  distress ink. I used an eyelet border punch  and just added the ribbon and the rhinestones!
I hope that you can join us this week at Craft your Passion!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Inspired by a Christmas Carol at Polka Doodles!

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Polka Doodles!! Our challenge this week was to create something inspired for a Christmas carol.. I decided to decorate a candle and Hark the Herald Angel Sings was the song that inspired the image!!
The challenge for you guys though is Anything Goes with a Christmas theme. So a nice easy one because we are all preparing for Christmas!!
 I have used these pre-coloured images from the Angelberry Christmas CD and added kindyglitz and rhinestones to jazz it up! The sentiment is also from the  Angelberry Christmas CD . What you can't see are the dents in the candle :( As I was putting it on the shelf to photograph I dropped the candle and it had big dents and squashed parts.. I couldn't believe it but thankfully with it being a candle I just got the heat gun out and melted the candle a bit so that I could mould it back as much as I could!
I hope that you can join us this week at Polka Doodles  where there are some fab prizes up for grabs!!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* 4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
* Crimbo Crackers - Anything but a card
* Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a card
* Crafty Sentiment Designs - Christmas 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bling it Up at Paper Crafting Journey!

Hello everyone.. Time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey!! It's a nice easy one for you for our 2nd last challenge of the year! We would like to see you BLING IT UP!
We are sponsored by:
I kept my card CAS (as have all my Christmas cards been this year). I coloured in this cute snowman image in with tria markers. And I tried my hand at sewing (with a sewing machine) for the first time since I was at high school (over 20 years ago). My brother who can sew said I did a pretty good job which was a pretty huge compliment cos he didn't think I could do it. :) I then just added the rhinestones for the bling factor and stamped the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping  by, I hope that you can join us this fortnight at Paper Crafting Journey.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Digistamps 4 Joy - Stitching
* Inky Impressions - Hats, scarves and Gloves
* Penny's paper Crafty - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I Love You This Much revisited!!

 It's my turn to share a card over on the Digi Bell's blog but because today has snuck up on me I haven't got a card made, so I thought rather than quickly whip up an average looking card I'd share with you a card when I was first a GDT for The Digi Bell's back in August 2011.
This card was one of the very first cards I made using an Elisabeth Bell digi image and it is still one of my favourite cards.
Here is what I originally wrote about the card:
I kept this card pretty simple as I loved the papers and the image and didn't want to take away from them!! I used "I Love You This Much" (which you can get from Elisabeth Bell's blog HERE ) and coloured her in with my Tria markers then distressed around and over her with walnut stain distress ink. I used Kaszazz SB papers, Stampin'Up eyelet border punch which I then threaded with some Martha Stewart ribbon (which I picked up for a bargain), embossed the SB paper behind then added the rhinestones and butterflies!!
Thanks for stopping by and sorry I had nothing new to share with you today!!

Buttons Galore at Craft Your Passion

Hello my fabulous followers and for those of you just stopping by!! I hope that you are all well and enjoying life!!
Today sees a new challenge start at Craft Your Passion and this week we would like to see buttons on your projects!! Yes Buttons galore, so any type of buttons including die cut, clay, plastic, chipboard etc.
We have two fabulous sponsors this week

I'm slowly getting Christmas cards made but I am making them CAS this year because I just don't have time to make extravagant one's this year! I coloured the image in with tria markers and also pulled out my twinkling H20's (which I haven't used for ages) I then just inked around the edges of the white cardstock and added the ribbon and buttons!
I hope that you can join us this week!
I am entering this into the Christmas Love campaign run by Susan K weckesser