Monday, 30 June 2008

Dottie's World :: Sunday Challenge #8

This week's Dottie's World Challenge is another sketch challenge!!

Well I was a little stuck - I think that I am actually "sketch challenged"!

I love these images...I think they work together... after she eats LOTS of chocolate Dottie needs to work out! LOL

The Dottie's World Design Team have some REALLY EXCELLENT cards this week!! check them out on Dottie's World!

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Dottie cards

Well... these are the last 2 Dottie images from the Funtime Dottie download (the only ones I had not yet used!) ... This is for Juliet's challenge which she also invited us to take part in (to use those images not yet used). So I have now used all my images........

...... oh hang on a bit - I just bought some more last week LOL :)

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Tilda and Co Challenge :: We gone Dottie

I am getting in just in time for the Tilda and Co Challenge ...

We gone Dottie!!
Would love to see the Use of Dots on your work this week,
A Little Easier than last week’s!
So grab all things Dottie and get creative!

So... I have made a VERY Dottie "Get Well Card" ... And of course Seeing is the theme was "Dottie" - I just HAD to use a Dottie Dowload :)

Blog candy

It's time I had some candy ... I know I've been promising it since I got my Magnolia stamps... well here it is!! Here's a bit of a taster!


A couple of things...

1. Write about my blog candy on your blog
2. Suggest a name for my little gumnut girly #2

*** an extra entry = If you are able to find my gumnut girly#1 and suggest a name for her too - on the original post!***

I will post the winner next Sunday morning - 6th July (that's Saturday night for most of you)!

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Naming competition!

Spiral Whisper are having a a competition to name their new stamps ... have a look at their blog! Some really cute stamps are coming soon!!!

It's Candy Season

There are LOTS of people giving blog candy away at the moment ... Here's a bit of a list:

Dana has reached over 1000 hits! CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Fiona has reached over 10,000 hits... Wow! Well done!!

Susie has reached over 15,000 hits! That's Awesome!

Cathy is offering some images and bits and pieces!

Becky is also giving away MORE candy .. go look!

Well - I was planning to give away some candy when I reached 2000 hits and now I am up to 2441 - oops how did that happen! THANKS to all those who have been visiting and leaving lovely encouraging comments... I am preparing to make a blog candy post myself on Saturday!!!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

I've been tagged X 2

I've been tagged twice in the last couple of days, by Ruth one of my new blogging buddies - a fellow Dottie fan!! :) and Karen another new blogging buddy - the winner of my last blog candy! The questions are ALMOST the same as the ones I answered here!
However the question Places I have lived was not in the last list, so...

Places I have lived are:
Tumbarumba, NSW, Australia
Orange, NSW, Australia
Sydney, NSW, Australia (suburbs - Kensington, Kingsford, Maroubra, Randwick, Lane Cove & Bexley!)

This is different today ;) Todays to Do list =
* Go to Work (obviously there was a BIGGER to do list there)!
* Buy lunch
* go to Bible Study

OK and now I tag YOU ... that's right YOU!! If you are reading this and have not yet answered these questions Please answer them and then let me know so I can read up :)

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Making a slide card

Here are the instructions I have put together for making the slide card as in this card I made.

Decide where you would like to have the sliding image...In this example (pictured) I decided I would put it 25mm up from the bottom of the card.

Cut two parallel lines 10mm apart* stopping at least 10mm from the edge of the card. I used my CM 12" cutter but you could draw the lines using a ruler and then cut the lines with a craft knife.

You then need a piece of card 10mmX30mm. Fold it around the track and fasten with a glue dot/ adhesive.

Attach your stamped (+ coloured) image to the front of the sliding card piece.

Turn the card over and attach ribbon to the other side of the sliding card piece

Check that the images slides both ways! Now decorate the card as you wish!!

You could stick card on the inside to hide the ribbon if you like. It makes it a bit neater and also makes the ribbon sit neatly at the sides.

*this could be smaller - I just realised that the magazine I originally looked at said to put it 3mm apart. It might be a good idea to use a smaller width for smaller images.

This is my first attempt at giving instructions for something on the blog... let me know if they are unclear / don't make sense etc :)

Monday, 23 June 2008


I've just spent a couple of hours colouring in different Dotties! HOW FUN!! :)

a BIG THANKS to Karen from Charmed Cards and Crafts who was SUPER helpful in getting me my Dottie downloads!! :) I've been a bit of trouble each time I've ordered and Karen was Awesome!! Muchly appreciated!!!!

If you haven't seen Dottie yet go and have a look at the downloads - they are something special... Why not check out their creator Louise's blog too!! :)

And check out Dottie's world for some great inspiration and some fun challenges!!

blog candy

The lovely Lisa is wondering what you are loving at the moment... wander over and let her know!
she is giving away some candy too...

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Dottie's World :: Holes

The challenge this week on Dottie's World is "Holes"

"This week I want to see you making holes in your projects (no pin pricks, they don't count! (evil laugh again). The holes can be in the actual card or on an element of your card, like mesh or netting. Oh and of course it goes without saying, you have to use a Charmed download too!"

Well this was perfect - I have been looking at a technique in a magazine this past week about making patterns using holes and was hoping to try it out so I've given it a bit of a go here although the pattern is a bit random.. I used the Serenditpity technique in the background and then stuck the coloured paper which I had made holes with my eyelet tool on top -- I'm pretty pleased with it... - the colours show up kinda like disco lights.

*** Jac - For my last Dottie card I used the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System to make the shape of the card.... I will post a photo later in the week ... I will also post instructions for the slide card later in the week too! ***

Becky's blog candy

Becky has some blog candy... go and look now!!

She has some GREAT cards... quick - Go :)

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Dottie's World :: Floral

So the challenge this week on Dottie's World is "Floral".

Go and have a look - those ladies have made FABULOUS cards again!

I Thought I'd go with a flower shaped card!!...and also added some hand doodled flowers!!
I love this Dottie!! getting all glammed up :)

The photo was not that good being night time and all...We have a working light and a tripod... they are both good for taking photos at night! It's amazing how changing the contrast makes such a big difference! (thanks Louly!)*see Louly's camera tips - here*

Juliet challenged herself to use all the images she has not yet and invited us to join her... I think I can do that as I have almost used them all now (all the ones I have!) ... I think that means I shall have to purchase another download sometime soon! :)

Stay tuned for Clown Dottie, Disco Dottie and Skipping Dottie... they are coloured but just need homes (cards) to be stuck onto!! :)

Another birthday :)

Here is another birthday card I made during the past week...for a little boy! I made my first ever "slide card" (thanks to the "Stamping and Papercraft" mag I got in April on holidays)!
You just pull the ribbon to make the car move across the card.. pretty cool! If you'd like to know how to make it just post a comment and I'll give you the instructions!

mmmm... candy

My SBS sisters have some blogcandy to give away.....

Emma is giving away some scrummy looking candy... just link to her blog from yours AND go and tell her one of your achievements!
WELL DONE EMMA! You Rock!!! :)

Kelly has the Birthday Surprise stamp set right from Little Paper Shop! up for grabs... just leave a comment on her blog candy post.

Check out the rest of their blogs whilst you are there they are both very talented ladies and have made some AWESOME cards :)

Thursday, 19 June 2008

A Birthday card

I made this card for our friend Anna - It is her birthday today!! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
She works with my hubby and so He took the card in to work for her today!! she liked it :)

I was going to put it in the Cute Card Thursday challenge last week, but I was too slow - I will put it in this weeks instead as it is a Birthday card!! :)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Monica's blog candy

Monica is giving away some blog candy ...

Go and check out her blog and help her get to 3500 hits!


I made this card for a very lovely person (She is our Minister's wife/ My Boss's wife) and today she turns 40 ... We will help her celebrate on the weekend!
Guy was going to put this card in their letterbox on his way to work today - Isn't he great!!!

I have not been that well the past 2 days... have not been to work since Monday - which was a very long day... I guess I overdid it ... I am still recovering and trying to get some energy!! Have SLEPT a lot these last 2 days. I'm just so tired and sore - I want to make cards but I don't even have the energy for that!

Monday night was our church Delightful Night for Women and we did cardmaking with Japanese papers and orgami (we also had a talk on "Jesus - Worth waiting for" ... I had helped last Monday in cutting up paper and cardboard for the cards and then we just had soo many people coming that we decided we needed MORE!! so Monday afternoon I cut up more cards/ paper (+Toni had already cut up more before that) ... We had about 60 people there to make cards and I was one of the demonstrators (my table was making simple cards using "Far East Papers" and adhesive ribbons or Raffia ribbons), so I had 5 tables full of women in a row and had to speak over the noise of the other chattering women in the room to explain what to do.
It was a good night!
They did make some good cards and enjoyed it

... Unfortunately I did not get photos of the cards as I was too busy...

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


I like freebies and with that in mind I am making my wedding couple available to download and use (for those who would like to!) Just click on the image to make it bigger and then save it to your computer.

My other image (a shopping girly)which I made available for a challenge in the past is also able to be downloaded and used... you can find it Here!

I am happy for you to use these images for whatever you would like... all I ask is that you do not claim the images as your own and I would LOVE to see what you do with them!! :)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

New header

I made a new header, I think I like it best out of the ones I have had so far.. What do you think???

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Happy Anniversary Mum and Dad

It's my parent's Wedding Anniversary today!!! :)

This is the card I made and sent to them! I doodled the picture myself.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Happy 1st Birthday

this coming Sunday it's my God daughter and her twin sister's birthday... here are the cards I made them :)


Dottie's World :: Stripes and Stitching

The challenge (set by Juliet) on Dottie's world this week is to use:
a 'Dottie's World" download as well as both stripes and stitching.

I have been wanting to improve my stitching on my cards and so I decided to make not one but 2 cards this week! Both cards are made with the "Fun Time Dottie" download... I have ALMOST used all of them (from Fun time) now....hmmmmm.....

1. Swimming Dottie :: Poor Dottie is looking a bit blue... she must have been underwater for too long!!

2. Shopping Dottie :: she's looking a bit brighter after some retail therapy! :)

Monday, 9 June 2008

a game :: a Meme

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

Each player answers the questions about themselves.
At the end of the post, the player then tags a few people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

a) What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was in 1st year Uni - studying Bachelor of Art Education (I never finished it!), I was living in a residential college at UNSW and it was during that year that I came to know God and understand all that he has done for me in Christ!

b) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
- send email Re copyright for designs (not done)
- washing (some done)
- tidy/ clean house (not totally done.. just a v. small amount)
- go to Toni's to help prepare cards for next Monday's gift card night (done)
- Buy present for god daughter (done)

c) Snacks I enjoy:
Being gluten/ dairy free is hard!
- Potato chips
- nuts

d) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Retire ... pay off home loan.
Give my family members money.
Donate a large chunk to church and people in need.
there's plenty to do... buy a lot of stamps :)

Now I tag:

Happy Father's Day + more candy

Lainy is giving away some blog candy ... all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make a Father's Day card... Well it's not Father's Day here but it is in the UK so this one is for my FIL in France!

Lorraine is giving away some candy - go have a look!!

Carol is giving away some candy for hitting the 5K hit mark - Congratulations!!!

Tracy's Birthday

Tracy is celebrating her upcoming birthday (14th June) with some blog candy!

I love fantasy and fairies and dragons etc etc etc ... so I thought I'd go ahead and make a card!! Here is my card with a little fairy stamp and a hand doodled dragon!


Saturday, 7 June 2008

Tilda and Co Challenge :: non card week

I'm loving using Tilda with Magnolias*

It's GREAT - now I can enter the Tilda & Co challenges - HOW FUN!

This week they are having a non-card week!

So Here is my non-card... a cover for the CD case which I will use to store my new magnolia stamps!!

*I have not managed to prepare the other stamps yet as I need to get some EZ mount or whatever you like to call it!!

Dottie's World :: Sketch Challenge

The challenge for this past week on Dotties World was a sketch one ... I have the dimensions all messed up - but here is my card anyway!! Also my colouring was not so good this time - too much water*!!!!

(* I use watercolour pencils primarily for all my colouring at the moment)!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Look what arrived yesterday!!!

Oh - excitement overload!! LOOK what arrived in the mail yesterday!!!

My first ever Magnolia order ... yipeee!!!! I only ordered them last week and they are already here!! :) yay!!!!

so... last night I stamped a few images and coloured and started making a card.... only one so far.... It still needs a sentiment but I'm not sure who/ what I will use the card for yet.... Maybe I will have to give away some of these beauties as stamped images for some blog candy soon....

stay tuned peeps!!! :)

Some more awards

Sara gave me the following award :)
thanks Sara!! Go check out her blog everyone :)

This one I am giving to a good friend T - her blog is not cards/ craft etc however she definitely rocks!!! I never get to see her anymore which is sad as I miss her and we used to hang out lots more!! Hopefully soon! and if you read this T - I will answer those questions you tagged me with soon... promise!!! xxoo

Emma gave our SBS15 group a choice of awards too ... So this one comes from her blog!

I'd like to kid myself I'm a Kreativ blogger! ;)

Thanks Em!! Love ya babe!!