Saturday, 28 February 2009

Crafty Muse Challege :: Mothers and girlfriends

It's time for a NEW challenge on Crafty Muse.... pop on over and check it out!!

Here is my card .... The cupcakes shown are available as the prize for entering this challenge...

You do not have to use a CM image for the challenge... but those who do will receive 2 entries and have a better chance of winning some sweet cupcakes!! mmmm

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Dottie's World :: Blast from the Past

This week's Dottie's World challenge is set by Lou and this is what she said:

"This week I want you to look through your photos of cards you've made in the past, find one you really like then recreate it using the exact same layout but with different papers and embellishments! Of course there must be a Charmed download image in there too!"

Well I looked through my old Dottie's World challenge cards for a good one and decided to use the very first card I made for a Dottie's World challenge... here it is below!

.... using "Holly - Pamper Time!"
As per my original card I even used Paper piecing! I should do this more often - I like the effect!

Oh and you better pop on over to Dottie's World as they are giving away a free image this week for all who enter, and you would not want to miss out on the AWESOME "Holly in the USA" image!

I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Polly's house

Inspired by Maddie's house she made for Calvin mouse ... I decided to make a house for our God daughter's Polly Pocket clan ...

So I used an old box and turned it into this house (as you can see below)!

I used Lou's Awesome new downloads Holly and Madison - Available at Charmed Cards and Crafts. I think that they are just perfect for the house!

the box

taped up with a roof and floor

decorated... the FRONT

Side view 1

Side view 2


1st floor

Ground floor - the builder made a few wonky check out the skirting boards

Inside view


Thanks for looking!

Sugar Bowl :: ONE

Here is my card for the Sugar Bowl challenge, which is ONE.

"Create a card using only one piece of patterned design paper."

There are some GORGEOUS DT cards!! Go look!

I used my "Daisy' stamp from Sugar Nellie!

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Dottie's World :: Stitching

Would you believe I made half of my card for this week's Dottie's World challenge last Sunday....and I finished it off yesterday... I almost missed getting it in... just scraping in really??

Adele set this weeks challenge and said:

"This week I want to see stitching, hand or machine - but REAL stitching, no faux stitching like I am so fond of in my work!You must of course use one of more of the many, wonderful Charmed Downloads but the rest is up to you."

I handstitched around the cardboard! The image is "Madison with Attitude"! Available from Charmed Cards and Crafts!

Sorry I have not been around much and have not really left comments this past week - I'm just trying to keep my head above water right now.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - #19 - Emma~ By Jane Austin

I have discovered the Cinema Saturday challenge :) How exciting! As if I could go past making a card inspired by Jane Austen's, "Emma" ... yup .. I am a big Austen fan!

I thought I'd draw my own image for this one ... so I used some photos I found online from the movie (Gwyneth one) as the inspiration.

The requirement for this week was to use dots.... easy for me (still in my swiss dots phase!!)

so without further ado - here is my card:

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 14 February 2009

Happy Valentines Day friends :)

a Birthday card

Ok.. So I'm still using the Swiss Dots AND Lou's new set of images! I love them both :)

I made this card for a young girl we know... we were going to pop by her house today to help celebrate but I have not been feeling 100%... kinda around %10 I'd guess!

Had a fiddle with a few layout things on my blog today... made it 3 column and a new header!
thanks for looking!

Friday, 13 February 2009

Crafty Muse :: Show Us your favourite colour

The Crafty Muse challenge this week is to "show us your favourite colour"

Well... I guess you know my favourite colour by now.... all shades of PURPLE and well I'm liking pink a lot at the moment too.... so I used a combination.

I altered a box + made it into a treasure chest.... I was thinking I would store coloured images in it as I tend to colour lots of images in at a time and then make cards later... or maybe I will store some of my favourite cards and creations people send me.... mmm... the options are endless...

I have used images from the Once Upon a Time series! :) come on over and join in (you can use any images you like!!!)

Copic colour challenge

There is a new challenge in town.. whoo! It's a Copic colour challenge. Check it out here!

Here's my attempt:

I do not have the exact colours (still need lots more) .... but I was close...
colours used:
YR61, YR68, G00, B29, V01, BV13

I used an image from the "Holly and Madison" dowloads available at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

and yes... it's not stuck down yet as DISASTER .... I have run out of adhesive, I guess I better go shopping tomorrow!

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, 11 February 2009

The Sugar Bowl :: Love and Romance

Here is my entry for the current Sugar Bowl challenge :)
There are some super awesome works by the Design Team --- go look! :)

close up to show the sparkles :)

thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

My heart and prayers go out to those affected by the horrific bushfires in Victoria. So many precious lives lost and so many hurt and suffering so many who've lost so much.

Dottie's World :: LURVE

Back again .. for the Dottie's World Challenge :: The challenge this week is LURVE. Just plain old love or romance.

The lovely image is Holly Hipster from Louly's new download set Holly and Madison!
Huge thanks to Karen for getting them to me :)

the other thing Tina sent me was the Swiss Dot's cuttlebug folder... ahhh! I've been wishing for that for a LONG time now... I think you might be seeing a bit more of the swiss dots on my work! lol :)

a couple of things

I made this card for last week's Papertake Weekly challenge but did not get it online on time... I thought I'd share it anyway :) It was hearts and flowers... I decided not to add any embellishments to the card seeing as the Sugar Nellie image by Leanne Ellis already had both hearts and flowers on it.

Today was my day off.... Drs appointments and relaxing... But the best bit?? a wonderful parcel from my good pal Tina in Scotland!

whoo!! Look at these goodies she sent me (what a very spoilt girl I am)!
"Thanks lovely for your wonderful heart and your friendhip!"
:) yeah yeah... I will get to those tags later. lol

Sketch and Stash Challenge #3

I can't believe I have not uploaded these cards that I made a week ago... oops! Not quite sure where my mind is right now!

Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog

I thought I'd make two cards on the one sketch :) So here they are!!

there is a LOVELY prize from Pollycraft on offer this time :)

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

The challenge this week on Dottie's World is ...

Spring is nearly here......
I want to see shades of green and yellow and ofcourse a download from Charmed Cards...

It's rather ironic making a Spring card today ... the hottest day ever ... the hottest place in the World right now!!!

Here is my green and yellow card and a lovely image from the Girl about Town Download

(sorry about the poor quality of the photo .. maybe I'll re-take it later?!)

Oh... pop on over to Dottie's World and check out the sneak peeks of Lou's new images... they are LURVELY!!!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Secret Saturday Challenge

Secret Saturday challenge
is "at the Zoo" ... Here is my attempt!! :) Thanks for looking!

One Stop Craft Challenge :: Buttons and Bows

This card was made for the One Stop Craft Challenge which is "Buttons and Bows"

I decided to include both buttons and bows together! :)
I also used the little Tingla image by Magnolia.

Thanks for looking ... and go have a look at the wonderful work of the Design Team at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Tag You're it!

How could I resist using "Purple" ... this one is for the Tag You're it challenge! This is my first time entering - but I think I'll do it again :)

Friday Sketchers

Well, tonight I have a couple more challenge cards to show you ...
this one is for Friday sketchers ... I wanted to keep it fairly simple so that the image would be the focal point :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday cards

There is a GREAT sketch this week on the Just Christmas and Birthday card challenge site!

I made a card for Christmas and a Birthday! Both the images were given to me by blogging buddies :)


I'm really loving these images from Sugar Nellie ( watch out mr bank account)! lol

Thanks for looking!

Taylored Expressions

I've been looking at Taylor's blog for a while now on and off and thinking I should enter a sketch challenge.. there are always great sketches to try :) Finally I managed it!

Check out at Taylored Expressions blog

Here is my card!

I have used Angelique sitting on a cupcake image which I have drawn and is available as the something sweet which will be given to all participants in the current Crafty Muse challenge!

Thanks for looking!

Cute Card Thursday :: Valentines

Yesterday I got a few cards made :) yay!

This one is for the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is Valentines this week.

I used an image sent to me by a friend .. aren't they cute!! :)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

The winner

The winner of my blog candy posted about here

is Maria Matter

Maria please email me your postal address and I will send you a package this week!!