Thursday, 30 July 2009

Pixie Poster

I worked on this one for a while... I tried to get as many
of the Pixie Chicks from the Charmed Cards and Crafts
onto the one page.. and as many of the backgrounds -
to create a real fairytale scene... so Here it is:

Sorry I've not been around much this week... not feeling 100%
Nearly the weekend though :) yay!!!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The Sugar bowl :: Gayle's sketch

Here is my card for the Current Sugar bowl challenge.
This time it's a sketch by Gayle

I used another stamped image sent by a friend.
Papers are Kaiser craft and misc cardstock!

Thanks for looking! Check out the Sugar bowl ...there's lots of AWESOME creations there by the DT ... and you can see the latest homegrown Sugar Nellie stamps... gorgeous Manga style people!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Blog candy

The winner of my secret little blog candy giveaway (selected randomly) was
Tegz " prettypleaseeeeee candy for meeeeeeee"

Sure thing Tegz.. I'll pop something in the mail for you!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Bizzy Becs Creatalicious challenges

Bizzy Becs has started a new challenge blog....
Creatalicious Challenges

Challenges will start on 15th August 2009 and run monthly! See you there!
Pop on over to Creatalicious challenges - they are celebrating this with some blog candy.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

some cards

Here's a couple of cards I made today :)
We went to visit some friends tonight and
wanted to give some cards for their boys...

I took these photos outside... it was such a
glorious day this afternoon... nice and sunny
not at all like a wintery day!

Thanks for looking.

some awards

My lovely blogging friends Cheryl gave me an award a week or two ago!
I was so chuffed that she thought of me and included me on her list.
Back at you Cheryl - her blog is gorgeous and creations are always stunning
so pop on over and have a look!

These next two were on Cheryl's blog today for those that visit and follow her blog.
I guess that is me - so I'll pick it up. lol

I want to pass these on to all those who visit and follow my blog!! I appreciate you visiting
and all your lovely comments... please take and award and pop it on your blog... come on -
you can do it (I did). lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Kellie's Sketch Challenge

Kellie has had a sketch challenge running on her blog with some
blog candy as a prize (something from Motivet) .. oooh!

I finally got a card made following Kellie's sketch!
Here it is:

I used a Bizzy Bec's stamp for the image.. the papers are a mix of Basic Grey and Creative Memories! :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Just for Fun!!!

Thanks to the lovely Tracey I found the most delightful drawings....
Princess Elemmiriel has a gallery full of gorgeous drawings on
She even has some Lineart drawings which she lets others colour in...

Here is my first attempt at colouring one of her gorgeous girls in.

This drawing of Princess Elemmiriel's is called Mint Tea.. so technically she should be green? But I have more purple Copics and so I made her purple! lol - of course I did!
I think I'll try colouring her in on PSE next :)

Thanks for looking! sorry the photo is a bit blurry - bad lighting.. will try for a better shot tomorrow! *different photo added*
The Stamp Spot
Anya and Ian have arrived in Australia and are AT THE STAMP SPOT.
Pop over there to buy your Greeting Farm stamps! :)

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge

Here is another card which I made on the weekend .... I decided not to bombard you with them all on the one day and spread them out during the week. This one is for the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.

The theme is SPOTS and STRIPES

Hanna stamps - Cafe Hanna, ribbon from Spotlight
PP - Kaisercraft
, misc. cardstock, swiss dots embossing folder, Copic markers

Thanks for looking. Pop on over to the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge and check out the Awesome DT creations!!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

I'm so excited

Now that it's been officially announced I can tell you my BIG news
that I've been busting to tell you....

Remember the Design team call for the Stamp spot??

Well I'm rather thrilled that Marcia accepted me to be on her Design Team..
Wow - who would have thunk it :) I am so stoked - so excited and can't wait
to start working with Marcia and the other new DT members! I won't spoil it...
you can see who these very talented ladies are ... just click the link below

Pop on over to the Stamp Spot store to have a nosey and some shopping.
There are some very yummy crafty goodies there and some GREAT stamps
are available, including:
Hanna Stamps, Rileys, Rachelle Ann Millers, My Favorite Things, and Stampendous stamps

also coming soon are ... The Greeting Farm stamps.

Spoonful of Sugar

Debbie has created a lovely sketch for the Spoonful of Sugar blog and
HERE is my card following her sketch.

I'm slowly getting through my pile of images I've coloured over time :)
Having said that - I'm off to my craft desk to do some colouring! LOL!

paper from Creative Memories,
card from DCM?
blooms and bling from my stach,
image from my SBS(sister) Kim :) THANKS!
coloured with Copic markers

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Christmas in July

Monday morning ... time for work, nah - let's do a bit of blogging first!

I was able to get a few cards made on the weekend, Here is one of them :)
I used another image received from a friend (which I coloured some time ago)! This card fits the bill for THREE challenges, they are:

JUST Magnolia - to use buttons,
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in July
Magnolia down Under - Christmas in July.

I coloured Tilda in with Copic markers,
paper is from Bizzy Becs,
embellishments were a gift from a friend.

Thanks for stopping by ... Hope you all have a lovely week!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Papertake Weekly :: A sketch by Dawny P

Whoo.. I'm getting back into the swing of this challenges thing :)
I am just making it for this week's Papertake Weekly challenge:

Dawny P did a lovely little sketch ... and here is my take on it.

I used a delightful little image that my blogging pal Arline sent me
AGES ago... I coloured it a while ago* and am just now getting her
onto a card :)

Thanks for looking!

* I have this silly thing where I colour images people send me ... and I love the
colouring part ... but then I let them sit for AGES as I do not
want to spoil them by popping them onto a card. LOL.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Crafty Muse :: Photo inspiration challenge

Mmmmm ... I LOVE chocolate...and I love Max Brenners!
mmmm.... this is a plate of strawberries and dark choc dip
that I had there once!

THIS IS THE INSPIRATION for the current Crafty Muse

there are some AWESOME creations that the DT have come
up with .. pop on over and see!

Here's my attempt":

I'm not that happy with it... might come up with another one within
the fortnight! Thanks for looking!

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 7

Here is my card for the Magnolia Down Under challenge #7.

This time they have a lovely little sketch for us to follow.
I took a bit of artistic licence and used a smaller rectangle
shape which means the elements are more overlapped
than the original sketch but I think it works :)

I LOVE this Tilda image
(she was in a RAK from a blogging buddy :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Friday Sketchers sketch # 60

All this weeks cards were made on my day off on Tuesday...

I managed to make a couple of cards following the Friday sketchers challenge this week.

Here is their sketch...

and here are my cards ...

Thanks for looking... one more day till the weekend - YAY!!!!

Charmed are doing it again...

Charmed Cards & Crafts have yet again teamed up with Graphics Direct Ltd and just look at the fabulous prize they are offering....

You can FIND out more at Karen's blog here!
I am linking to my card I just posted Here where I have coloured in a dowload... with Copics, black and colourless blender, red and the hair is a BIC marker as I had no suitable hair colour in the Copics.

VIva La France

Whooo!!! I am FINALLY getting to post an entry in the Dottie's World challenge again! yay!
I've been working on a little project with the lovely Pixies but I will show you that another day!

The current Challenge at Dottie's World is in honour of Bastille Day this week... so - I made this card on Bastille day. Louise wrote:

"The 14th of July marks the French public holiday of Bastille Day so to join the French in their celebrations I would like us to make something with a French feel. It could be the image, it could be a french sentiment or it could just make you say Oh La La! It might even be just in the colours of the French flag (red, white and blue), it's up to you! Just have fun! Oh and don't forget to use one of the Charmed downloads!"

So here is my card:

I used a stamped image of the Eifel tower from my sister and the "Madison Oh la la" image from the Madison and Holly download package available at Charmed Cards and Crafts
Ribbon is from Spotlight and cardstock is from office works, I also used the Swiss dots embossing folder with my cuttlebug!

Merci, Au Revoir!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl :: Judy's sketch

Here is my entry for the current Sugar bowl challenge.
This one follows a sketch by Judy.
The other requirement was to include some sparkle.. I'm
hoping that the little gems will suffice :)

I used a Sugar Nellie - Leanne Ellis image for this card!


Saturday was the birthday of a friend of ours from Bible Study/ church/ Guy's work.
Here is the card that I made for her :)

Recipe: Misc cardstock,
I used some paper which I purchased from Bizzy Becs,
the image is available from Charmed Cards and Crafts as a digital download and
I used the Swiss dots embossing folder,
flowers and brads from my stash.

last Tuesday Guy came home from work with some flowers for me... isn't he lovely!
Here is a photo of them yesterday (they are lasting well in the cold weather :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 13 July 2009

The :: 1000 followers, $1000

The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest entitled

"The Journey to 1,000"!

They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need help...

you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops POP on over NOW and check it out at

To enter all you have to do is sign up as follower on their site and complete a few easy steps.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Stamp Spot

My blogging buddy Marcia has opened her own webstore!!
How exciting! Check it out here:

Marcia is running a Design Team call for the Stamp Spot - click on the link to find out more.
--- this is only open to Australian residents at the moment.

This is the card I made to enter the DT call..

I couldn't show you until today as I added a HAPPY birthday on as I
wanted to give it to 'S' for her birthday today!
Cardstock: Creative Memories
Paper: Kikki K + sheet from Bizzy Becs.
Creative Memories Star shape maker
Stamp: Hanna Stamps - Cafe Hanna
Coloured with Copics + bic markers + Kikki K
white gel pen.

thanks for looking!


It's my (older) younger sister's Birthday today!!


This is the card that I made for my parents to give her - I drew the
snowboarder on my graphics tablet... as my sister 'S' LOVES

Have not been very active this past week... been a difficult-ish one... still not feeling very well!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Motivet stamps

How cute are these??? Would you like to win them?? then click the picture to find out more...

Thursday, 2 July 2009

another mean streak... I mean sneak peek

OK OK - I know you think I'm a tease... but I wanted to show you another of the latest images.... this is a 'BIG' peek at the last of the sister images.... They will be available tomorrow at Crafty Muse... BUT we still need names for these lovelies... See yesterdays post!

Pop on over to Crafty Muse tomorrow for the latest challenge... the DT creations have been coming in and they are pretty good :)

*sniff* I've been rather sick.. flu/ cold etc.... almost feel human again now - yay!
Looking forward to getting around your blogs over the weekend!!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

We need a name please

These two ragdolly sisters (or friends) are the latest images to be coming out from Crafty Muse. They will be available this Friday to purchase ....

BUT .... These lovely ragdollys need NAMES!!!

Leave your suggestions here and whoever suggests the names that are chosen will receive a copy of the sisters ragdolly downloads. 4 images (colour + B&W + some sentiments/ quotes.)