Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamp with Fun #22 - sketch by Tina

Good afternoon everyone. Yay got a chance to do a challenge card. Been working working on DT stuff and managed to colour this in when I had a spare minute just waiting for the perfect challenge to enter. This is it. Woo hoo. LOL.

This week at Stamp with Fun have a wonderful sketch this week by Tina. Don't you love it. I had lots of fun putting this together. Hope you like.

Products: CC Designs digital Kiki La Rue stamp; Magnolia stamp; K&Co Wild Raspberry DP; SU Kiwi Kiss textured card and ink; Prima flowers; MM brads.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Changing my blog

Just letting you all know that I am in the process of changing my blog and will have all my lists etc on my sidebar back up soon. Hope you like the new look.

Magnolia Down Under #21 - Recipe

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges #21 the challenge is a Recipe. We need to use 1 Flower, 2 Ribbons, 3 Brads and 4 DP or colours. I have used my new Magnolia Lazy Dayz stamp and of course, had to use my K&Co Wild Raspberry DP. The sentiment down the bottom is actually from the DP. So had to use it as it is so sweet. The best thing about this fortnights challenge is that we have a sponsor from The Scrappin' Kats with a $20AU voucher for the winner. How good is that. Pop on over to the MDUC blog and see the DT inspiration and join in this great challenge.

Hope we are all enjoying our weekend. I am having a great one. My folks are here for a visit and I was able to get myself the TGF Miss Anya Dressy. Woo hoo. LOL. Not much else going on here. Been busy busy doing DT stuff - can't wait to show you all what I have created for the Doodle Palace. Stay tuned.

Products: magnolia stamp; SU Regal Rose card; K&Co Wild Raspberry DP; SU Flower brads; Prima flowers; SU Rose red & Basic grey ribbon.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am now a.......

I am so very excited to tell you all that I got a DT spot with Doodle Palace. Woo hoo. How very excited am I....???? Very let me tell you. My DT will run from Sept 1st to end of December. I am very thrilled to be working with Dee and Robin. On Sept 1st the full team will be announced on the Doodle Palace blog but in the meantime we have a crazy crazy opening sale - 60% off everything until the 1st September so get on over to the Doodle Palace Store to get your crazy bargains.

Chibi Princess

Good morning everyone. Hope we are happy it is the weekend. I have my parents here for the weekend so won't be blogging much but thought I would show you the card I made for a forum friend who's request was to make a Princess card with lots of pink. I don't know about anyone else but I find if I make a card for someone to give to someone else I struggle as I want to make it perfect. I am happy with this one but it was a hard one to do for me.

Anyway - the card. I used the sketch from the talented Claudia Rosa for Friday Sketchers. I love the layered design and I thought I would use the same DP matted on some shiny card. Hope you like. I must give credit to the lovely and talented Shinta Girl. This Chibi Princess is one of her DeviantArt drawings. I love Chibi's and am in the process of trying to draw some myself. You certainly need a lot of talent as it looks easy but not so much so at the moment I will stick to colouring them in. You can find lots of brilliant things on DeviantArt. Go check it out.

Products: Shinta Girl image; Autumn Leaves DP; SU Pink Piroquette & Pretty in Pink card; SU Rose Red ribbon; Shiny card from LSS; Dimensional dots.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I wanna be just like......

Morning everyone. Will make it quick as I am having network problems here at home so am on the main computer and can't keep an eye on my kids. Okay this card is for Club Anya 'I wanna be just like......Pam Varnell'. You have to case the card (below), keep to the same sketch/layout and submit by the end of the weekend to win a free stamp. Easy peasy. This is my effort. Hope you like.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sugar and Spice

Hello everyone. Phew. Been busy busy this past week with lots going on in my crafting world. Will let you know more when I am allowed to. LOL.

I was able to get a card done for the Anyone For Anya? challenge - this week it is 'Sugar and Spice'. I decided that my Miss Anya Snow needed to get another showing for this. Not all Christmas cards have to be red, green and white so went with the pastel colours. I used this brilliant sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge. I love these papers. Another K&Co DP.

Now I have a request - I haven't been able to get my hands on the new Miss Dressy Anya's as every time I go to buy they are out of stock so was hoping that someone could stamp a couple up for me. If you are interested in discussing please email me otherwise - everyone have a fabulous afternoon.

Products: The Greeting Farm stamp; SU Regal Rose, Pretty in pink, Certainly Celery & Bashful Blue card; K&Co DP; Cuttlebug and embossing folder;button; dimensional dots.

Softpencil Thursday

Good morning everyone. It is Thursday so that means I get to show some more gorgeous digital stamps by the very talented Elizabeth from Softpencil Digital Stamps. Before I do I have some exciting news. Elizabeth has asked me to stay on a permanent DT. Woo hoo. I am so very excited and am absolutely over the moon.

On to my card. This week's image is 'Love Birds' which can be purchased here. Our design element this week was shimmery, sparkle etc so I printed this image onto shimmered card. Unfortunately the photos don't do it any justice. Looks better in real life. I added the Bling just to give it sparkle that you could see. The image was printed twice and I can tell you that it took ages to dry on this card - my fingers were covered in ink but thankfully it stayed on the card as well. I scored a border around the card (which again is hard to see). I must admit my photos are not very good this week. Hope you like. Have a great Thursday everyone.

Products: Softpencil Digital stamp; Shimmer card (got at LSS); SU Basic Phrases; SU Perfect Plum ink; Bling; Dimensional dots.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Friday sketchers

Evening everyone. Managed to get a card finished tonight for Friday sketchers. I loved this sketch but was trying to find a stamp and DP to use. I got it done though. Hehehe.

Thanks for all the well wishes for my little girl. Her forehead looks so much better today but gosh there is a massive bruise but she is her normal self so it didn't effect her that much. I have such accident prone kids. My eldest used to walk into door frames all the time which always left a vertical bruise and bump on his head. LOL. Kids.

Products: magnolia stamp; AC card; K&Co Amy Butler Bella Gothic DP: SU Pretty in Pink card


Afternoon everyone. I have a couple of awards that I thought I had better post. I must say that I am really hopeless with these awards and forget to post them. So sorry if I have missed some of late.

I received the Kreativ Blogger Award from
Kerry. Thanks so so much darling.
Here is the things that I have to do...
1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on my blog.
3. Link the person who nominated me for this award.
4. Name seven things about me that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Blogger
6. Post links to the seven blogs that I nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them.

Hmmmmm I have done this before so don't know if this will be anything new to people but might be for some.
Seven things about me:
- I suffer from PND but crafting makes it a lot less stressful
- I have two older sister - one is 15yrs older and the other only 2yrs older.
- I love getting recognition for excellent work so please share the love.
- I am an addict of 'Twilight' - I didn't know what the fuss was about until I watched the movie - OMG.
- I am a typical Gemini and my 'hobbies' come and go quickly (except Scrapbooking and cardmaking).
- I love Homer Hudson Hoboken Crunch icecream - it is my favourite.
- I was a New Kids on the Block fan when I was in high school. Hahahah Shock horror. LOL

Okay so seven people to nominate. This is always hard as I now have so many blogging friends but oldies are the goodies.

Kellie, Rowena, Tammy, Wendy, Cheryl, Debbie, Sue.

Finally, I got this gorgeous little award from Elizabeth. Thanks darling. I am sure I am supposed to pass it on to others but I want you all to grab it and put on your blogs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TGF Fresh Farm Friday

I wasn't going to do another post today but thought I should as I want to enter this card into The Greeting Farm Fresh Farm Friday challenge. Seeing the challenge closes tomorrow thought best to get done now. I flipped the sketch on it's side. Hope you like.

We have had some wild weather here in Melbourne. Our power went off and we have had 120kmph winds, hail and lots and lots of rain.

Just thought I would show you a photo of my little girl. She had a big crash tonight just before bed. She fell over in her brothers room and fell head first into the corner of one of the beds. Ouch. Wasn't a very happy girl as you could imagine. Fat lip and the egg on her head was huge (the photo doesn't do it justice).

Products: The Greeting Farm stamp; Imaginisce DP; Rosies card; SU Ruby Red card; Kaisercraft rhinestones.

Full set

As promised yesterday - I completed the third card with the last image from Dani & Friends digital stamp set by the very talented Mo which can be purchased here. I must admit when I came across these gorgeous illustrations I was beside myself. I love them all. Great detail and an absolute talent indeed. I took a photo of all three cards made with these gorgeous stamps.

I must say that my Mojo was running hot yesterday and I got four and a half cards/creations done. I am going to apply for the TGF DT call and I got that out of the way. I will not post that until the call is over (even though I am sure noone will steal my ideas I am just being cautious). Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Products: Digitalpencil Too stamps; SU card and Washington Apple DP; Prima flowers; Craft Affair pearl brad.

And the winner is.......

Thanks again to all that entered my blog candy. Gosh I went from 10,000 hits to 11,000 in no time. I am blown away. As I said last night - for those who became a follower I hope you stay aboard. I will try and make it to your blogs from time to time if I don't follow.

Without further ado........

The winning number was 28.

That means the winner is Melissa. Please contact me by the end of the week so I can post out to you.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Thanks everyone who entered my blog candy. I am wrapped with the response and I will be using tomorrow to pick a winner. Good luck and stay tuned. For all of you who joined as a follower - thank you and hope you stay on board to see my creations. Have a good one.

Blog Candy

This candy is now CLOSED.

To celebrate reaching 10,000 hits on my blog I have decided to do a small blog candy. I am so very excited to give you all a chance to win this. As most of you know I have been obsessed with the Twilight book series and part of the candy is The Greeting Farm 'Edward' stamp.

So here are the rules:
  • Make a comment on this post. Please number the comment as blogger won't do it automatically.
  • If you are a follower or become a follower then leave another comment to let me know you want another entry.
  • You have until the 24th of August to enter the candy. I will use to pick the winner on the 25th of August.
  • Please post something on your blog with details of my candy. I will be coming to check. (If you don't have a blog please spread the word).
  • I will post worldwide.

Mojo Monday Day 7

Good morning everyone. Nearly lunch time here in Oz. Gosh the day is going quickly.

I managed to get Mojo Monday 100 - Day 7 done. Phew. I decided to use one of my other Mo's Digital Stamps that my gorgeous friend Rowena bought for me. This one is called Jordan - Multitasking. I actually managed to colour this and the last of the three in the set but I won't post the other until later today or even tomorrow seeing I have to work on DT cards tonight. LOL. Busy busy. hehehe. Hope you like.

Products: Mo's Digital Pencil Too stamp; SU Cameo Coral & Baja Breeze card; SU Walk in the park DSP; SU Pastels; EK Success Retro flower punches; bling jewel.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Afternoon everyone. How has your weekend been....??? Mine has been good. I can't imagine a better weekend really. Went out today and gave my bestie my cards to sell in her salon and went to my LSS and got some more paper and some fancy brads and now just on here posting (of course).

I couldn't wait to use this digital stamp from Mo's - called Rae with Journal - that my good blogging friend Rowena aka Craftypagan bought for me. Isn't she lovely. Mwah darling I love them. You can purchase this in a set of 3 - called Dani & Friends. They can be purchased here.

On to the card. Hehehe. I made this for Sketch Saturday. I love this sketch and I just had to use this SU DSP Walk in the Park. I love the colours. Hope you like. Will be back with more of these stamps during the week.

Products: Mo's digital stamps; SU Sweet Celebrations (not available in Oz); SU Cameo Coral card; SU Walk in the Park DSP; SU Cameo Coral ink; Prima flowers; buttons.

My little girl

On Thursdays my boys are in daycare and it is just my little girl Ashley and myself here at home. She is nearly 2yrs old and is starting to refuse to have a sleep in the afternoon, much to my disappointment. LOL. This past Thursday she refused to go for a sleep and whilst I was on the couch on the internet she did this. She laid down next to me on the floor and fell asleep. LOL. It was hilarious and she slept there for a good 40mins. Lets just say she must have been very tired. Hehehe

Will be back later with a card.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

So Sweet

Hello everyone. Woo hoo it is the weekend. Don't you just love it. Hopefully it doesn't go too quickly. I am crossing my fingers that I might get a chance to pop to my LSS to have a browse at some paper. Hehehehe. Has anyone else got a DP addiction...???? I am sure I have nothing compared to some LOL.

Okay on to the card. I made this card for Just Magnolia with this fabulous sketch from Rach. I love this sketch. I also have entered in to the Cute Card Thursday with a 'Lazy Dayz' challenge this week. I love some of the new summer Magnolia's. This one is one of them. Hope you like.

Just a tip - which most of you probably already know but thought I would throw it out there anyway. Limited DP- I know when I go shopping I sometimes only buy one DP in a series and obviously that limits what you can do. Just cut out the shapes/designs on the sketch from the one DP and mount onto a different coloured card so you don't have such plain card sitting there on your creation. Hope that makes sense.

Products: Magnolia stamps; SU Kiwi Kiss textured card & Riding Hood red card; K&Co DP; Nesties; SU Real Red ink; craft knife.