30 November 2012

Candy Time Again!!!

Hiya Peeps!!

So I said I will put up some new candy soon, so very sorry for the wait!!  But at last, here it is!!

The Candy that is up for grabs is going to be either :

1 x $100.00    OR   2 x $50.00

Whimsy Stamps Gift Certificate.

I am adding a voting station, so the prize will be as voted by you, all my lovely awesome followers!!!

Da Rulez!

1.  You must be a follower of my blog (New followers welcome are always welcome)
2.  Link up with Mr Linky below 
3.  VOTE!!
4.  If you leave a comment, you will go into the draw twice!! (Not Compulsory!)
5.  You must put a link back to this post in your side bar

The Candy starts now, and will end on the 30th of November 12pm My time.  The winner will be announced on the 1st of December.  This is my early Christmas present to you!

Should the Blog Candy Prize be
1 x $100 Gift Certificate
2 x $50 Gift Certificate
Create your own poll

28 November 2012

The Paper Shelter - Christmas is a coming!

Hiya Peeps!

It's Wednesday!  What does that mean??

The Paper Shelter's brand new challenge has just started!!  What is the theme this week?  The theme is Christmas is a Coming!  That means you can enter any Christmas Project!!

What is the prize we are offering??

If you play along with a Paper Shelter Image or Digital Papers, and you are the lucky winner, you get a $30 Gift Certificate!!  Do you know how many stamps you can buy with that!  But of course you may use any image!  Then the prize is 3 Digital Images of your choice!

Here is a close up of the image I used :

Candy Ski was colored with Copics :

And here is my card :

Quick Card Recipe:

Candy Ski Digital Image, Paper from a 6x6 Paper Pad - Saint Nick by Fancy Pants Designs,  Nesties dies, Bazzill Card Stock, Flowers is from Prima and Pearl String (I didn't look at the size of the pearls when I ordered!  These pearls are humongous!  I think I have 46 Meters of this.  Have to use them up!!)

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

Thank you for looking!


27 November 2012

Elisabeth Bells World Monthly Challenge

Hiya Peeps!

It's time for another Elisabeth Bell Monthly Challenge!  For this month our theme is More than 1 fold.  I get stuck in a rut sometimes and these type of challenges remind me that there is hordes of different fold types for a card.  What card types do you still need to make that you have never made??

Here is my list:
A double and Triple Easle card
A step card
Anymore ideas?  This is all I can think of right now, but I am pretty sure I am missing about a hundred or so....

Here is a close up of the Digi Stamp I used :

Li'l Cowboy was colored with Copics:

And here is my card:

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

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Merry Christmas
Paper Take Weekly - Free for all
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Challenge blog - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - Merry Christmas
Kreative Stempelfreunde - X-mas
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Dustin Pike Challenge - Ho Ho Ho
The Paper Girls - Something Christmas or Winter Themed

That's it from me!

My candy is almost closing!  You have 3 more days to enter for a chance to win a $50 Whimsy Gift Certificate.  There is going to be 2 winners!


22 November 2012

The Paper Crafting Journey

Hiya Peeps!

Our brand new challenge is up and running over at The Paper Crafting Journey!!

Our lovely sponsor this week is Elisabeth Bell's Digital collection.  You can win these 2 Digis:

Here is my card:

The image was colored with Copics:

a Close up of Letter to Santa

Card Recipe:
Bazzill Cardstock, Design Paper by Leah Donna The Holly Collection, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Martha Steward punch, Lace and Gold Frilly trim from my stash, pearl string.  The Sentiment is also from the Holly Collection.

That's it from me!

16 November 2012

Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge

Hiya Peeps!

Our Anything Goes Challenge is almost up over at the Paper Crafting Journey!  You have until 21 November 12pm GMT time to enter your card.  Our lovely sponsors this week is Pink Cat Studio, and they are offering the winner 5 Digi images of their choice.  

For my card I used Lily Candy Elf:

Lily Candy Elf was colored with Copics:

And Here is my card:

Quick card Recipe :

Bazzill Card Stock, Design Paper from a 6x6 Saint Nick made by Fancy Pants Designs, Flower are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearls, Pearl string and lace from my stash, Star Dust Stickles and a Martha Steward Doily punch.

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

1.  Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
2.  Craft Punked - Anything Goes
3.  Joyful Stamper - Link up Party
4.  Jingle Bells - Christmas Feast
5.  My Heart Pieces - Anything Cute
6.  Simply Create - Link up Party
7.  S J Crafts - Christmas
8.  Southern Girls - Christmas Projects

That's it from me for today.


Elisabeth Bell Blog Hop!

Hiya Peeps!

It's time for a brand new digital release from Elisabeth Bell's Digital collection!

Our wonderful Lissybee has out done herself yet again!

Our brand new digi is called :

And here she is :

If you hoped on over from the wonderful Alethea, you're in the right place!!!

Here is my card:

Holly's Happy mail was colored with Copics:

And here is a close up of this sweet new image:

The hop starts now, 9am Arizona time - 16 November, and will stop on the 23rd of November, 9am Arizona time.  

You can win this image by hopping through all the blogs, and leaving a comment.  2 Winners will be drawn randomly from the comments!

You now have to hop on over to wonderfully talented Linda!

And if you got lost, here is a link back to the Digi Bells blog!

Have fun!


14 November 2012

The Paper Shelter - Easily Does it!!

Hiya Peeps!

I was super excited when I got an email from Marie little more than a week ago, asking if I would be interested in being a Guest Designer over at The Paper Shelter!  I thought, are you kidding!!  I have entered their DT Calls twice, but never made it!  So Jay!  I get to play with the great Paper Shelter images on a more regular basis!!

Ok, now that I got the blabbing out of the way....

Our brand new challenge is up and running.  The theme for this weeks challenge is :

Easily does it - An Easle card with a Christmas theme

Now with Christmas literally just around the corner, I am trying to make as many Christmas cards as I can.  I have once again left it for too late in the year! Darn it!  Will I never learn!

For my card today I used this adorable Christmas image, called Are you Ready my Friend?  How cute is that!!

What is the prize we are offering??

If you play along with a Paper Shelter Image or Digital Papers, and you are the lucky winner, you get a $30 Gift Certificate!!  Do you know how many stamps you can buy with that!  But of course you may use any image!  Then the prize is 3 Digital Images of your choice!

Here is my card:

A Close up of the image:

And the Copics I used to color them!

Additional products used : Fancy Pants Design Paper Pad - Saint Nick, Bazzill Cardstock, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, leaves and Photo Corner, Lace, pearls, fluffy gold trimming from my stash.  And then that ribbon!  Oh my word it's the most gorgeous ribbon in the world I think.  It's red if you hold it one way, and then green if you turn it.  Love it!!!  Never want to use it, but simply had to for this card.

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

1.  Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
2.  The Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas Anything Goes
3.  Forever Friends - Use Ribbon or Twine
4.  Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
5.  Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes with any Artist

Thank you for visiting!

12 November 2012

The Paper Shelter Sale!!!

Take advantage of this special Discount!


The Paper Shelter would like to offer you 20% OFF with any order of $10 or more.
Coupon expires: 11/18/12
Coupon Minimum Order: $ 10
Coupon Code: e3c0b6781e (copy & paste without any spaces recommended)

(choose the button "go to checkout "instead of "checkout with paypal" in order to be able to add the coupon code)
The Paper Shelter has a Sale on at the moment, heres your chance to get hold of some fabulous images at a discount price.
Click on the badge and it will take you straight to their website.

11 November 2012

RANTING TIME! Papelitos Stamp Challenge blog strikes again!! **** Edited with new Info ***

Hiya Peeps!

This morning I woke with an email from another blogger friend giving me the heads up that Papelitos Stamp Challenge blog has one of my cards there under "DT Inspiration".  

Now seeing as no one in their right mind want to be associated with them, I left a comment on the post asking them to remove my card as I did not give my permission to use it for that challenge.  The comments is waiting approval.  Needless to say, it will never be published!  I need to also mention that when they just started, I was approached by Christina and asked if I had wanted to be on the DT.  I had a look at her stamps and thought - why not!  We would receive stamps on almost a weekly basis, and her style had changed DRAMATICALLY!!  If you are an artist, your way of creating does not change overnight!  

The first warning flags went up when she emailed us all an image claiming it was one of her "older" drawing.  I immediately recognized the image as on of Sureya's on Deviant Art.  Sureya has awesome talent and I follow her almost obsessively!  She was also suppose to sponsor some of our challenges and I feverishly had to scramble to get new ones!  Then the pawpaw hit the fan (so to speak).  It was all over Facebook.  She had several different artist art in her store claiming to be her own.  When confronted about it, she said she had permission to use and sell them.  Only thing is, she could never back up that claim, and the artist also knew nothing about it.

What to do!!

I reported her to Blogger's legal department for Copyright Infringement.  

Here is the email :


Thanks for reaching out to us!

We have received your legal request. We receive many such complaints each day; your message is in our queue, and we'll get to it as quickly as our workload permits.

Due to the large volume of requests that we experience, please note that we will only be able to provide you with a response if we determine your request may be a valid and actionable legal complaint, and we may respond with questions or requests for clarification.  For more information on Google's Terms of Service, please visit http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS

We appreciate your patience as we investigate your request.

The Google Team

Original Message Follows:
From: wendyvanheerden@gmail.com
Subject: Your Request to Google
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:14:35 +0000

AutoDetectedBrowser: Google Chrome
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IIILanguage: en
IssueType: lr_dmca
Language: en
agree1: checked
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companyname: Private Blogger
country_residence: ZA
description_of_copyrighted_work: This is a card that I had created.  The 

photo was taken by myself and my watermark was added.  She does not have my permission to use it.
full_name: Wendy van Heerden
geolocation: ZA
hidden_category: image
hidden_product: blogger
location_of_copyrighted_work: Photo under the name Wendy with the watermark Wicky's Creations.
represented_copyright_holder: Wendy van Heerden
signature: Wendy van Heerden
signature_date_day: 11
signature_date_month: 11
signature_date_year: 2012

Let's see what happens!!

**** THE UPDATE ***

Blogger had gone ahead and removed her complete post.  I see now a few hours later she has the post up again with "other" cards.  

I need to say that I am not a fighter.  I live in my Crafty little world where everything is peaches and roses.  But this person has now gone too far.  She has little regard for other's and just keeps on coming back.   

So I had just left her a very nice comment (which will never get published!) telling her that every time she uses a card she is not suppose to or whatever!, I will be right there to report her to blogger.  


10 November 2012

The Littlest Angel

Hiya Peeps!

Are we all super glad it's weekend?  Yes, Absolutely!!  

Today it is my turn to do The Digi Bells post, and for my card I used The Littlest Angel by Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  You can find her HERE!

Here is my card:

A quick card Recipe:

Bazzill Bling CS, Christmas Joy Paper Pad by Mindy Terasawa, Lace, Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Sentiment was stamped by W&M Alphabet stamp, The pearl strings and leaves I bought from a local store "sell everything" store, Martha Steward punch and Nesties dies - the Scallop Circle and normal circle.  

The Image was colored with Copics using the following colors :

I used Diamond Stickles on the snow flakes.

Here is a close up of the image:

The new digi release blog hop is starting on the 16th of November.  Mark it on your calender!  You don't want to miss it :)

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

Happy Crafting

03 November 2012

Little Lamb

Hiya Peeps!

With Christmas around the corner, you all will be seeing a LOT more Christmas cards from me.  Lissybee's images are so versatile, they can be used for any "type" of card.  

For my card today, I used ***  Little Lamb ****

She is just gorgeous, and there are so many things that you can do with her!

Here she is:

And here is my card:

Quick card recipe:

The fabulous image, (as I've mentioned), is from Elisabeth Bell's Digital collection, colored with Copics.  Bazzill Bling Sunset Card Stock, The Design Paper is from the Christmas Joy 6x6 Paper Pad by Mindy Terasawa, Lace, pearls from my stash, the Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment I stamped with W&M letter set.

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

1.  Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
2.  ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
3.  Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Pears and Flowers
4.  Joyful Stamper - Friday link up 
5.  Stamping for the Weekend - Anything Goes
6.  Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Christmas
7.  Forever Friends - Anything Goes
8.  Brown Sugar Challenge - Pears and Lace
9.  Card Making Mamas - Anything Goes
10.  Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
11.  Christmas Stamping all year long - Anything Goes

That's it from me then!