28 April 2011

Bling Challenge

Hello Peeps,

I truly hope you all have a great Thursday!  Our challenge today over at Paper Crafting Journey is BLING!  Who doesn't love bling!  So this should be an easy challenge for everybody.  Our challenge this week sponsored by Limited Runs.  They have such fun and cute images.  Please visit them : HERE.  

I just love pearls!  They add that bling to your project without overshadowing it.  Come join in the fun! PCJ

My Card:

Thank you for looking!


27 April 2011

Tilda on an outing!

Hi Peeps!!

So up in the North Hemisphere spring has "sprung".  Here in the Southern Hemisphere, everything is going to sleep, and the chill has already crept in!  Today was truly a miserable day.  The wind was icy and blowing really hard.  So even though the sun was actually shining... something I hadn't seen in at least 2 weeks, it meant nothing!  Tonight's a whopping 1 degree or 33.8F.  It's getting cold, and it's happening fast!  I'm talking weather issues, 'cause I'm sitting here, cold, and just too lazy to get up and get something warm to wear.  Such is life!

This morning I browsed through all my digi's, and again, and then through my stamps, and I simply couldn't decide which one I was in the mood for.  So I did a search for digi's and coloring pages, and still came up empty.  Then I decided I was going to use Butterfly dress Tilda - AGAIN.  She's new, so....  

I made masks so I could stamp the fungi, and ended up making the wrong mask.  Made 2 fungi masks instead of a Tilda mask.  Figured out what I was doing, and corrected my mistake.  I'm a bit loopy today.  I blame the holidays... and weather! After stamping, I started coloring her dress, then the fungi, and then somewhere down the line, colored a hole background.  When I was done it was like one of those moments where you fazed out for a moment, and then when your back, you did something and you don't know how/what/when/where!  Does that make sense???!!!

Anyhow!  Here's my card:

And here is a close up of the stamped image:

Copics used:
E11, E00, E000, R20 Skin
G19, G28, G21, G00 Grass and rose leaves
E09, E07, E04, E18, E35 Shoes
R85, R81, V12, V15 Flowers
E57, E21, E51 Basket
W3, E33, E35, E25, E77 Fungi
E37, E33, E31, E50 Hair
R000, R81, R85, R89 Dress
B000, B0000 Highlight and sky

I am entering into the following challenges:
1.  7 Kids Challenge blog - May Flowers
2.  Inky Impressions - Flourish & Faux
3.  Stampavie and more - Pearls
4.  Your next Stamp - So Charming
5.  Tiddly Inks - May Flowers
6.  Top Tip Tuesday - Square challenge (Card is square)
7.  Pixie Dust - Spring forward
8.  Aud Sentiments - Anything goes + DT call
9.  Craft your Passion - Show us your layers
10.  Creative card crew - Child's play
11.  Scrap Creations - Flowers
12.  Party time Tuesday - Anything goes

That's it!  Thanks for looking.  


26 April 2011

The Invited I made over the weekend

Hi Peeps!

Just a quick post.  I made some invited over the weekend for a friend's daughter 18th B'day party.  She loves horses, so the picture had to be one of a horse.  As she is 18, she loves black....  So, when I saw this card of Lorraine, I knew I had too case it :)!  Isn't it gorgeous!  

You can see Lorraine's post here.

And here is an invite :

I left the horse white, and only colored some shadows using C03, C01, C00 and W3.

Again.  Thank you Lorraine for the inspiration!


25 April 2011

The Digi Bell's Guest Designer call!

Hi Peeps!!

I was super excited to see The Digi Bell's are having a Guest Design Team call.  Elisabeth's images are just gorgeous, so of course I am going to give it a shot!!

The Sketch I followed:

And my card:

Copics used:

C00, C1, W5, W7 - Cat
G21, G28 - Leaves
YG0000, YG00, YG03 - Cupcake Wrapper
B93, B95, B45 - Jeans
E000, E00, R00 - Skin
RV0000, RV34, R81, R85, V12, V15, BV00, BV000 - Shirt
E31, E37, E50, Y21 - Hair
B0000 - Highlight

Thank you all so much for looking!


Here's another card I made!

Hi Peeps,

Here's another card I made!  Now I am eagerly going to make another one for the Belles 'n Whistles Guest DT spot!  Wish me luck!

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, R20 (Skin)
E18, E25, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E57, E77 (Hair, Shoes and Basket)
G02, G07, G21 (Stems and leaves)
R24, R27, R29, R46 (Roses)
B02, B00, B0000 (Dress and socks)

Thanks for looking,


24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

Hi Peeps!!

Happy Easter to all of you!  I truly hope you have a magnificent weekend... or what's left of it!  I had a lazy weekend so far!  Friday, made some invites for a friend's daughter's 18th b'day.  Saturday, quickly went to work and then went clothes shopping!  That was nice... Then got home, and finished the invites.  Today, pure bliss, made some cards, walked around in my slippers the whole day... hmmm....  That's resting!  Tomorrow, Definitely the same as today.

Now I have to tell you.  Most of you are celebrating spring and warmer weather, while we here in SA are starting to freeze.  Temperatures are dropping, rapidly, and it's still dark in the mornings when we have to get up.  I'm not complaining.  I am a winter person.  But getting up early when it's cold.... not so nice!

My Kids also went Easter egg hunting in our garden today!  I grabbed the camera and set off to take some pics, ended up carrying my LO bag around telling him where to look.  Have you ever noticed that even if an object is in front of a child, they rarely see it!?  No pics, but isn't it just great seeing their little faces light up every time they spot an egg.  That small moments make up for all the naughtiness!!

Onto the challenges!

Here is my card.  I know this is a Bride Tilda, but don't you think it works as a Mother's day type of an image.  It's a woman holding roses isn't it!  I bought this stamp from an online friend here in SA, who by accident ordered double some Maggie's.  Got 4 from her.  Always nice to get new stamps.... And Lucky me!

Supplies used :
Magnolia Stamp
Nelly Snellen Punches
Lace - (I get mine from Paola - http://paolaspaperhaven.blogspot.com/)
Eskimo kissed DP from Basic Grey
Flat Back Pearls - Also from Paola
Distress Ink

Copics Used:
E000, E00, E11, R20 (Skin)
E31, E37, E50 (Hair)
G02, G07, G21 (Leaves)
R000, R00, R02, R11, R20, R32 (Dress)
R24, R27, R29, R46 (Roses)

The dress came out to dark.  This is a note to myself.  Next Time, Skip R00!  

I'm also not very happy about the image.  Took the photo after the sun had already set, and my light box isn't working as nice as it should!

Entering into the following challenges:

1.  Magnolia-Licious - Pink and Green
2.  ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
3.  All that Scraps - Make your own Flowers
4.  Inky Impressions - Flowers
5.  AIFactory - Flowers in Bloom
6.  Shelly's Images - Show us what you got
7.  Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
8.  Southern Girls - Green and Blue
9.  Pixie Dust - Spring Forward
10.  Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking!


21 April 2011

Hello everybody!!

I have made the Design team over at The Paper Crafting Journey!!!  I am super excited at the opportunity and new blogs I will visit!  Please visit us : PCJ

Thanks again to Lisa and Sarabeth for picking me!


17 April 2011

Easel Box Card

Hello All!

I have seen a couple of these when entering challenges, and thought I have to make one!  That was a WHILE back.  This looks like a very intimidating card to make, but surprisingly, it's rather easy!  I looked on the net, and got this link : http://joaniscardsmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2010/06/easel-box-tutorial.html for the tutorial.  So I went ahead and did it!  I feel  so proud of myself.  Isn't this just perfect for Mother's day!  

Some of the supplies used :
Nellie Snellen punches
Flat back pearls
Some paper ribbon and lace
Cuttlebug - birds and swirls - I have many folders, but this one is by far my favourite!
Charm bought from a local shop
Sarah Kay Stamp - so cute!
Chalk Ink

For the image I used the following Copics :
E000, E00, E04, E11, E18, E25, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51 (hair, shoes and basket)
YG00, YG03 (Apples)
G07, G00 (grass)
Y19, Y21, Y000 (yellow part of dress)
YR02, YR00, YR000 (apron)

Oh yes.  I altered the size on the tutorial.  Wanted it a bit bigger!

I am entering into the following challenges:

1.  7 Kids College Fund - Spring
2.  abc-challenge blog - Sugar and Spice
3.  Fresh Brewed Blog - Cute and Sweet
4.  Inky Impressions Challenges - Flowers
5.  The Pixie Cottage - For Mom
6.  The paper Variety - Flowers
7.  Your next stamp challenges - Texture it
8.  Art impressions Stamps - Anything goes
9.  Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
10.  Do you stack up - Scallops - ribbon is scallop
11.  Dutch Dare - Fancy Fold
12.  Shelly's Images - Flowers
13.  Stamp 'n Doodle - Girly

Thank you all for looking!


16 April 2011

Ticket Stub

Hello All!

When I woke up this morning it was raining.  And I am freezing!  Temperates here on on the down,  I think today's like 16 degrees.  Now it's night time, and it's still raining.  Love the rain, just wish it was a bit warmer.  

I started making this card, and wanted a ticket stub.  Looked everywhere on the net for one, but couldn't find one.  Either had to buy it, or it just wasn't right.  So I set about making one myself.  I decided to upload this so if you all needed one, and made another blank one.  Please feel free to download.

I hope somebody can use it!

Now onto the challenges.  I made a Spring Mother's day card.  Some products I used:  Sarah Kay stamp, Flat back Pearls, charms,  Nellie Snellen punches, My own ticket stub, Lace (From Paola -   http://paolaspaperhaven.blogspot.com) Distress inks - Vintage Photo, Weathered wood, Old paper,  Copics, Bo Bunny Paper,  Bazzill Cardstock and Martha Steward Edge punch.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

1.  You're next stamp challenge - Texture it
2.  Anything goes Challenge blog - Pearls
3.  Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has Sprung
4.  Creative Card Crew - Spring
5.  Priscillastyles - Sketch
6.  Pixie Dust Studio - Say it out Loud
7.  Stamp Something - April Showers
8.  Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
9.  Craft your passion - 2 by 2
10.  Paper take weekly - Truly Dimensional
11.  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Celebrate - celebrating mother's day

And that's it for this one!

Thank you all so much for looking.  All your comments is greatly appreciated!


10 April 2011

Glitter Ribbon Card

Hi All!

I hope you've all had a lovely week.  Here in SA the weekends almost over!  At least there's some long weekends coming up next week, that's definitely something to look forward too!!  

I have to tell you all.  You know in the cartoons when they fall forward, the cartoons bounce twice and then come to a landing.  Well,... I fell like that on Friday.  I had on hard shoes (the soles do not flex), walked really fast, kinda stepped into a hole, and went flying!  When I finally did come to landing, I thought I was broken...  Crawled 1m to the fence, hoisted myself up, quickly looked around to see if someone saw me (no one did Thank God!).  And then assessed the damage.  I had "cement burn" on my stomach, and I had lightly sprained my ankle!  As the day progressed, all the muscles in my arms started aching.  I couldn't turn my cars steering wheel it was to painful!  Yesterday, It had felt as if I was hit by a train, so I slept most of the day, and today I feel all better!  My DH just laughed and said falling is my thing!... I do tend to fall a lot....  When something like this happen, what do you do?  Are you angry, do you cry?  I just laugh, 'cause really, what's the point.  You have to be able to laugh at yourself!

Any How!  Here's a card I made this morning :

I am entering into the following challenges :
1.  Anything Goes Challenge blog - Pearls
2.  Flutterby Wednesday - Open
3.  Creative Card Crew - April Showers 
4.  Scrapbook Sisters - Yellow
5.  Crafty Sentiments - Glitter
6.  Aud Sentiments - Card for a child
7.  Craft your passion - anything goes
8.  Paper take weekly - anything goes
9.  Crafts for Eternity - Color recipe
10.  Crafty Calender - April Showers
11.  Fussy and Friday Challenge - Create a card for a child
12.  If the shoe fits! - Spring
13.  Reasonable Ribbon - Use punches, dies and ribbon
14.  Crafty Ann's challenge blog - raise a smile

Thank you all for looking, and I hope you have a wonderful week!!


04 April 2011

Some others!

Hellooo All,

Just a quick post before I am off to bed!  Here is two more cards I made this weekend.  How is the weather in the rest of the country/world.  It's cold here tonight!  The wind is howling, and it's raining.  Tomorrow it's only 17  degrees here.  Time to pack out the winter stuff!

Just a note. For the SA ladies, I bought my lace, pearls and flower punches from Paola.  Here's a list to her blog : http://paolaspaperhaven.blogspot.com/.  She also sells copics for a reasonable price!

Thanks for looking!

03 April 2011

Vintage Spring Card

Hello All!

I just love vintage looking albums cards etc!  I find it difficult to get a nice balance to create one myself.  I think I pulled it off with this one.  The balance of the card feels right.  I don't know.  What do you thing??

I am entering into the following challenges:

1.  The Shabby Tea Room - Flower Palette Challenge
2.  Top Tip Tuesday - Nature Inspired
3.  Scrapbook Sisters - Card for a special lady
4.  Crafty Sentiments - Mothers day
5.  Stamp Challenges - Digi Day
6.  Fab 'n Funky - Shabby Chic
7.  Paper Crafting Journey - For the ladies in your life
8.  Lady Bug Crafts - Handmade Flowers
10.  Delicious Doodles - For Mom
11.  Fairy Knoll - Whatever
12.  The Fuzzy Wuzzy - Inspirational Challenge
13.  Fairy Fun - Oh so Spring
14.  Really Reasonable - Punches & Ribbon 
15.  Stamping for the weekend - For mom
16.  Allsorts Challenge - Bloomin Blossims
17.  Bugaboo - Anything goes
18.  Our Creative Corner - Handmade paper, flowers, ribbon & bling
19.  Secret Crafter - Butterflies
20.  Creative Inspirations - Flowers 
21.  Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
22.  Sundays with Chrissy - Spring

Thank you all so much for looking!


MIL Card!

Hello Everybody!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was great!  Went shopping, got some new stash and made some cards!  End to a perfect week!  

Today is my MIL birthday.  I made this card for her.  When I saw this image, I just knew I was going to use it for the next card I made her.  My hubby loved the image as well and said she would just love it!!  You can get this wonderful image from Tiddly inks!

Here's the card :

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

1.  Southern Girls Challenge - Add an animal
2.  Stamp Something - Digi Day
3.  Tiddly Inks - Red White Black Birthday
4.  Fairy Tale Challenge blog - Happy Birthday
5.  Fun at Fairy Knoll - Whatever!
6.  Phindy's Place - Make us smile
7.  Bugaboo Stamps - Anything goes
8.  Marks Finest papers - Feature any animal

Thank you all for looking!