14 December 2010

On a roll today!

Hi Everyone!

I'm on a roll today!  Had the change to make 2 cards for different challenges!  So in my previous post I have mentioned that I am the worst blogger in the world.  So my new year's resolution is the following.  I will do at least 2 cards per week for different challenges.  By the way.  I hate new year's resolutions as they never last, don't you agree?  I feel I need to say this.  I make about 30 -50 cards per month.  I sell them in various stores around here.  I need to make some sort of income to support this addiction.  So really,  making 2 cards per week for challenges and then blogging them shouldn't be that difficult , should it???

OK.  Here is my card.  And here it goes!  Meet Alicia.  She is my fairy and will be out and about shortly with different poses etc.  I am so proud of myself.  My husband said he will have to adapt our doors and make them bigger so my head can go though.  But really.  I have tried to paint before and do all sorts of artsy stuff,  never really tried to draw, and thought because I suck at painting and so forth, drawing is the last thing I should try.  I had this image in my head for a while now.  Begged and pleaded with my husband to draw it for me, cause as far as drawing talent goes, he's definitely got it!  But after a few months, and him drawing other stuff like anime woman with huge ...hmm.. well, I decided that I shall do it myself.  And this is the result.

I'm entering this card into the following 2 challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday. HERE
Anything goes - again, at the Creative Card Crew. HERE

Thank you for looking!


Challenge Time!!

Hello Everybody!!

So I've just realized that I'm probably the worst blogger in the world!  Seriously!  My last post was somewhere in August.  Shame on me!!

In any case.  I hope you've all had a wonderful December so far!  Getting into the Christmas spirit this year is a challenge on it's own this year for me.  We are moving to our new house between the 26th until we are done, which can be no later than the 31st!  How fun is that.  We haven't even put up our Christmas tree yet.  I'm seriously still deciding whether or not to do it.  What do you guys think?  Would you put up your Christmas tree if you know your busy moving??  Suggestions?

Ok.  So here is my card :

This is for the following challenges:

Anything goes over at the Creative card crew.  HERE
Christmas Inspired Challenge at the Top Tip Tuesday. HERE
Card Patters Sketch Challenge. HERE
CAS Christmas Card at Your next Stamp Challenge. HERE

Thank You all for looking!

Merry Christmas!


16 August 2010

Busy Busy Busy!!

Hi Crafter's!!

I have been terribly neglecting my blog.  I have been busy making cards for a local shop who sells them for me.  Had to get my stock up!  Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend.  Is it just me or is the weekends simply too short!  I sometimes suffer from insomnia, so I'm feeling very tired today, yesterday etc.  It will pass soon - I hope.  My 2 boys have been a bit sick this past week, but they're all better now and up to their usual naughty selfs!  Here's a picture of them:

So here is a few cards I made this past 2 weeks.  Sorry for the bad images.  I packed them and only then took the photies!

A few of the images does not want to upload, so I'll post them later.

Thanks for looking.


28 July 2010

It's Challenge Time!

Hi Crafter's!

Well talk about getting it all wrong!  When browsing through interesting blogs, I'll add them to my favorites link in Chrome.  So... This card was supposed to be for a few Challenges.  One of them for challenge 36 over at Incy Wincy Designs... Well... When I visited their site this morning I never bothered to check if I'm on the current challenge and dit challenge 36, stiching... They are currently on challenge 52.  AND I wanted to enter this in Fab 'n' Funky Challenge, Reuse or Recycle, only to see now that it was last weeks challenge, which I also didn't look at properly this morning.  I think I got up too early today.

Oh Well.  Then I am entering Stamp TV's Color Challenge (http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/monday-color-challenge-72610-1) which is Black, Ivory and one accent color of which I chose Blue/Green.

Entering in The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge (http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/) - One, Two and Three Challenge.  One Ribbon, Two Buttons, and Three Punches or Dies.  Used one ribbon, Two buttons of which I clipped the hole-a-ma-thingy off at the bottom to stick it, and the Punches/Dies are, 1 corner round punch, die 1 peeking through at bottom of image and ribbon, and die 3 next to image!

And Lastly, Card Sketch over at Card Patterns (http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/07/sketch-74.html).

Loved doing this card.  I have never made a card for more than 2 challenges at a time.  This was suppose to be for 5 challenges,  but seeing as I can clearly not read, it will only be entered into 3!!

Sorry for the bad photo!  It's getting dark here and I just couldn't wait till tomorrow to post this!!

Thank You for taking the time to look!

Happy Crafting,

23 July 2010

Stamp TV Challenges

Hi Crafter's!

I hope you've all had a lovely week.  It was a busy busy week for me!  Finally finished my baby girl chipboard album today.  I will post the pics tomorrow!  The light's to bad to take Photo's now.  And it's finally weekend! Whoo-Hoo!!!

I'm entering the Stamp TV's 2 challenges, Color and Sketch Challenge.

I always enjoy doing the color challenges.  They sometimes push you to use colors you would never have used otherwise.  The color challenge this week was Red and Aqua!  What fun bright colors.  Here's my card:

And here is my Sketch challenge card:

Thank you for looking!

Happy Crafting!

21 July 2010

Case a card!

Hi all crafty people!

Today's challenge at the Little Red Wagon is Case a card.  Copying someone else's card, and making it your own.  When I saw this card from Lisa Cook, I simply had to try it.  It's so very beautiful!

Here's a link to their blog: http://sundayswithcrissy.blogspot.com/

And here is my card:

The image was colored with Copics, W1,W7, C1, C7,R46, RV29.  The sentiment on the card means Deepest Sympathy.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting,

20 July 2010

The Pink Elephant's Brown Challenge!

Hi Crafter's!

For the last two days I have been busy creating a baby girl chipboard album.  It's really kept me busy.  When it's done, I'll post the pics!  Being the mom of 2 boys, I rarely get a chance to do girly girly scrapbooks.  So I am thoroughly enjoying this!  

The Pink Elephants Monday challenge this week is : Brown.  To check out the challenge go to: http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/.  The image I used is a coloring page.... Again!  Isn't it so cute though!  I colored the image with my Copics and the sentiment on the card means Congratulations.

Please leave me a comment.  I have started to comment on my own stuff just to see if the comment's section worked properly!!

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting,

18 July 2010

Coloring Page Images!

Hi Crafters!

I use a lot of coloring page images for my cards.  As I said in my first post, living in SA, getting nice images to color for cards etc is difficult, seeing as I live in a really small town and have to order all my goodies over the internet.  SA is a bit behind in the online purchase department!  I suppose we'll get there someday!  Here is two cards using coloring pages:

This is a Bratz happy birthday card.  This was the second image I colored with my new Copics.  Only have them for 2 weeks now, and I love Copics!  They are simply the best!!

This a a Lovie Dovie card.  The image is a free Manga coloring Page.  I love Manga images.  They are so fun to color.  This image was colored using Copics: E00, E21, E29, C1, C7, W1, W7, B39, B93, B24,
BG96, G99, YR00, YR23, RV29, R46 and 0.  Hmmm,  going to do another one right now!!

Thanks for looking!!

Happy Crafting,

17 July 2010

Tiddly Inks Challenge 13 - Match It Up

Hello Crafters!

Tiddly Inks challenge for this week is match it up!  Your image must be color coordinated with your paper.  Here's the link: http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/07/challenge-13-match-it-up.html - go check out the challenge!  I used the All Inked up Girls - Chi Stamp.  You can get it here: http://tiddlyinks.com/item_107/Chi.htm.  Ok, products used for the challenge: K&Company DP, Bazzil CS, Basic Grey Bling, ribbon and flowers.

I am also entering this card in the Stamp TV color challenge:  Here's the link: http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/monday-color-challenge-71210-1

Ps.  The sentiment on the card is Thank You.  I try to do all my cards in my language - Afrikaans ;-P

Thank you for looking!

Happy Crafting,

Manly Cowboy Card

Hello Crafters!

Is it just me, or is making manly cards more difficult.  With Feminine and children's cards you can do so much.  Add butterfly's and flowers and bling and tons of ribbon, but with man cards!  Gosh,  If only they were into butterfly's and stuff!!

Products used for this card:  Bazzil Cardstock.  DP I bought way back when, no name do not know who it's from..., Copics,  Distress tool, very thick MANLY twine.  The image is a free coloring page for kids I got from www.mescrayons.com.

And here's the card!

That's it for now.  Will be posting my Tiddly Inks challenge shortly!

Happy Crafting!

16 July 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 72 Challenge

Hi Crafters!

I couldn't resist entering Card Patterns Sketch Challenge hosted by LeAnne Pugliese.  Here's the sketch:

And here is my card.  I had great fun making this.  It was perfect timing, a few days before the challenge I had a thought to make a quilt looking type of card, so the idea was festering in my mind.... and then the challenge!  Great fun!  I hope you like my card!

And the inside of the card:

Thank You for looking!!

Happy Crafting,

15 July 2010

Digital Stamps

Hi everyone!

Stamps!  I find it very difficult getting nice stamp for coloring in South Africa.  So I use a lot of digital stamps, and coloring pages for my cards.  I LOVE Meljen's stamps.  They have nice clean lines, and always makes you smile.  Have you seen them?  Here is one of her freebies:


Here is a link to her blog : http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/.  Go check it out.

Happy Stamping!