Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love 'n Hugs,.... Meljens Designs

Good morning everyone. I just wanted to share this card with you before I send it off to my blogging buddy Fiona (lil daffodil). She's having a really hard time of it at the moment and is in Perth Royal Infirmary, so when I bought this digi image a couple of days ago at Meljen's designs I immediately thought of Fiona. Her Hubby William has been keeping her blog updated with her progress and has done a fabulous job.

Here's the recipe.....
Image .....Little Girl Bear can find it here at Meljen's Designs ...coloured with Copics and mounted on to Lables 2 Nesties.
BG paper is a download from Pollycraft
Striped card is from a Scrapbook set
Love & Hugs stamp is Papermania
Flowers are a mix, brad and bead cap (flattened out) in the flower center are from The Hobby House
I hope it makes Fiona smile..........Thanks for popping in.

Girl Power!!!! @ Charisma

Hi everyone, glad you could join me on this sunny Thursday morning....I hope!!( my post is'm hoping that big yellow ball will make an appearance today.
This week at Charisma we are looking for your ' Girly 'creations. Our sponsor for this challenge is the fab Digi Stamp Boutique and Sally Ann the owner has very kindly let the Design team at Charisma have some of her fabulous images to play with, so why not pop over to the challenge blog and check out the DT samples for some inspiration.
Now on to my DT card. Well anyone that knows me will not be surprised that I chose the cute little bear, Coco with Roses for my card this week. You can bet if there's a choice of images and a bear is one of them I'll pick the bear every time......I'm Teddy mad...always have been since I was little.
The papers for this card are a free download from Crafts by Carolyn
Ribbon from my stash
I used Oval nesties
Nellies choice frond punch
Roses from Wild Orchid crafts
Charm from the Works.
I've left off the sentiment this time as I'm not sure if the card will be an Anniversary or Birthday.
Not a lot of cards made this week as I've not been well with a rotten cold and also a Kidney fun!!! but hopefully by the weekend I should be feeling better.

Thanks for your visit today and for all the lovely comments that have been left on my blog it's so nice to read them and I appreciate every one.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Polka doodles monochomatic....Easel card

Hello there thanks for stopping by my blog today. I managed to make this Easel card for my friend at work despite feeling really under the weather yesterday and today with a heavy head cold and the usual aches and pains that go with it. Closely followed by the cough that is now starting to get really annoying..... Why do these thing always happen on your days off ?...
Anyway enough of my moans here's what I used for the card.

DP Papermania Raspberry champagne
Image Forever Friends coloured with Copics
Oval Nesties
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Brads and bead spacers( flattened out) from The Hobby House
Flowers from Poppicraft (ages ago)
Ribbon from my stash.

It also fits three challenges...
Polka Doodles......Monochromatic .
Creative Belli Blog......... Die cuts.....My nesties qualify..
Our Creative Corner.......Blossoms

I'm off now to have a quiet night blogg hopping....and I think I need an early night.
Take care.....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vicky Sketching stamper digi...and Elaine's Sketch

Hi !! An unusual colour combo for this card, it just seemed to fit...... The image is Vicky shopping from the Sketching stamper. I think she is very Manga looking and I love Manga images.

I have used my friend Elaine's fab sketch from Vee's Sketch Pad for this card.

The DP is Papermania Aqua Pack....In know it's not aqua but there are some really dark papers in there.......
The peach dotty paper is from Wild Asparagus, I love these papers!!!!.... and they are running out... sob!!!
The flower is a combo of Robo Retro cut flower and Woodware large Daisy cut on Wild Asparagus papers.
The sentiment is Computer generated and the ribbon is from my stash.
Thanks for your visit to my blog today and I hope you enjoyed browsing around.
Take care...
Challenges for this card:
Magical Crafts fornightly.....something for the girls
Creative card crew...............Happy birthday
Creative belli blog........die cuts...I used oval nesties and die cut flowers.
Our creative corner.......blooming blossoms ...hope my handmade flower counts

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yummy Candy from Rach....

Hi all ! Rach has this yummy candy up for grabs to celebrate her new blog. Hanglar's!!! don't you just love them!!!! and gorgeous papers too. Pop over and get in the ends on the 2nd May.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My quirky DT card...

Good morning everyone, It's Thursday again and time for another challenge over at Charisma cardz.
This week the theme is Use a Quote/quotation on your card or project. As you can see my DT card is a little bit quirky. Our sponsor this week is Sunshine Stamps and the DT were kindly given some images to choose from. I Picked this little fellow 'cause he reminded me of Tweety Pie with his cheeky little quirky face. I think he's really cute and funny. I also stole the quote from Tweety Pie so I hope Disney don't Sue

So lets see all your wonderful projects again this week using a quote somewhere on the card. It doesn't have to be lengthy as you can see by my very small one. Please take time out to visit the fabulous DT cards on the challenge blog. Looking forward to visiting you all again this week.
Happy crafting.....

Challenges for this card...

Sweet Stampin (Sat)............In Stitches
Allsorts (Sat)..................Stitches

Stamp with Fun (Mon)..............Animals

Simon Says........Things with wings

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Communion card.....

Hi there, A friend asked me to do a First Communion card and this is the result.
For the base card I used water taffeta card. It has a really beautiful texture and sheen to it which you can just about see in the second pic. The image is a free download and I'm sorry I never put the name on the file I only know that it is an Easter Cross. It is coloured with Copics and I added some star dust stickles. It is mounted on Oval Nesties.
The flowers are all Prima and the brads and flower centers which are flattened bead caps, are from The Hobby House. The cross charm is from The Works. Ribbon from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for popping in....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monochromatic mad at Charisma......

Hi all!! hope you are all having a fab week. Our challenge over at Charisma Cardz is MONOCHROMATIC......shades of one colour.

For my DT card I have chosen the colour Teal. I've had these Papermania papers for ages and been dying to use them. The image is WOJ Willow with Flowers coloured with Copics. I used MS arch punch, Roses from Wild Orchid crafts and the other flowers and the ribbon are from my stash. I decided to go a bit ott with the stickles on the flower...he he!!! I just wanted it to stand out...... and added a few gems just because they suited the colour scheme.
I hope you have a lovely day whatever you get up to... I'm at work this morning so this post is scheduled. Hopefully I'll get home early enough to maybe make a card or two.
Thanks for popping in,

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I can't tell you how difficult it has been to photograph this card. I've taken countless pics and these are as good as it gets..... It just doesn't look as good as real life!! Anyhow here is what I used for my card:-
Tri fold template
FF pink Parfait papers ( must get more of these)
FF champagne bear
Bubbles paper free download, sorry can't remember where I got it.
Ribbon & flowers from stash
Charm from the Works
Sizzix champagne glasses
Nesties circle and labels 2 dies
I really like this card and I hope the girl who I made it for it for is pleased too.
Have a lovely crafty weekend

Challenges for this card:-
Stamptacular Sunday....spots/dots

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Charisma... Thank You ! plus a few other challenges

Well here we are another week has flown by and I'm half way through my week off work already. As always I never managed to do as much as I hoped but at least I'm having some ME time for a change.
This weeks challenge over at Charisma has been set by Joanne and she has chosen
as her theme. We have the fabulous Cutting Cafe sponsoring us again this week with a fab prize for the lucky winner. We also have a new DT menber joining us this week Martha, why not pop along to the challenge blog and see the other fab projects from our ever talented Design Team.
For my card this week I have used an image given to me from my friend ,this one is
Tilda bunch of roses. I coloured her with my Copics as usual and added a sentiment from Wild Rose Studio.
Papers are FF Pink Parfait, Roses from Wild Orchid crafts and the ribbon is from my stash. I added stickles to the roses and to Tilda's bouquet.

Thank you for taking the time to pop in, and also a great huge thank you to everyone for all the lovely comments that you leave here, it really is so wonderful to read them all and honestly does make my day.

My card fits the following challenges:
Just Magnolia.....Punch it
Paper Play challenge...happy shiny people

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A new sketch @ Vee's sketch pad.....

Hi there! just to let you know I've put another sketch on my other blog for you to play with. Have fun!!. We would love to see your card if you use it.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hot but Cool....Penny black and a few others..

Hi everyone, I'm off work for the rest of the week....wooohooooo!!! so I'm planning some crafting time if I can fit it in.
Today I did this card firstly for the PB challenge but then found a few more that it fits.

Here's what I used: PB image Hot but cool Girl coloured with Copics K & Co papers in yellow Papermania DP in soft brown dots Green check paper was free in a craft mag ages ago. Sentiment computer generated.
Flowers handmade with Woodware flower punches, 3 sizes
Ribbon from stash

Tiny little buttons bought at SECC craft fair ages ago. maker is Goodwear Products. There are even smaller ones that these in the pack 3ml .....teeny tiny little buttons. They were the wrong colour so I coloured them with my copics to suit.

Challenges entered with this card are:

PENNY BLACK...... Use checks
SKETCH & STASH..... I used there wonderful sketch
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE.... Make your own flowers
OUR CREATIVE CORNER..... use buttons
CRAFTY CREATIONS....Anything goes
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY.......sugar and spice something only for girls

COLOUR THROWDOWN.........Yellow,Garden Green, Soft Suede

Thanks for popping in, I'm off now to tidy up the mess I've just made....... and maybe rearrange some things. Have a lovely day.

UPDATE seems I've missed the Colour Throwdown challenge
...never mind there's always this weeks.

Monday, April 05, 2010

A lovely Award...

Hello everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter Weekend and you managed to enjoy some sunshine at some point. I'm afraid our Egg hunt was indoors this year for the kids but they still thoroughly enjoyed it. The rain stopped eventually but still to wet to put eggs out in the garden. We had a lovely time despite the weather. I had a nice surprise today when I discovered my lovely blogging friend Fiona had given me this award, she has translated it as an Enchanting Blog, how lovely is that!! Thank you so much Fiona I'm thrilled to receive it. I have to pass this on to 12 more bloggers including the person that sent it to me, so here goes.....


Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Animal Magic @ Charisma...........

Good morning everyone, here is my card for this weeks fab challenge from our lovely DT Allison. The image I used is a free download from Meljen's Designs, isn't he gorgeous, I just loved this little lion straight away, I coloured him with my Copics and used Wild Asparagus papers, various Nesties, Martha Stewart Arch border punch, buttons from the Works, Anita's HUG stamp, brad and bead cap from The Hobby House and flowers and ribbon from my stash.
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and we have a $20 voucher for one lucky winner Woohooo!!! Wish I could enter Thanks for stopping by...
My card fits the following challenges:
Colour Create....use pastel colours
Totally Papercrafts......Pink and Green
Secret Crafter....Pink Green and flowers