Thursday, 26 May 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #29 Male Sentiment

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. Firstly, I need to make an apology to all those of you who played in our last challenge because I was unable to comment on your entries - blogger seems to be playing up and it just wouldn't let me comment.
Anyhow on to our next challenge which is to use a MALE SENTIMENT.
We are being sponsored by

who let us have a few images to play with.

As Father's Day is coming up I thought I would get a head start

I used the sketch at The Sweet Stop which needs to have a masculine theme.

I hope you will play along at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to check out my team mates blogs for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.


Monday, 23 May 2011

Die Cut Dreams #90 Dawn's Sketch

OK so where is time going - I can't believe we are nearly through May and another school holiday is coming up. Anyway it is time for another challenge at Die Cut Dreams and we have a fantastic sketch from our gorgeous second in command! Dawn AKA Craftykitten..................

.........and here is my take on it.............

I have used one of my new Tildas - isn't she cute. She is coloured with Aquamarkers and glittered. The papers are from Papermania called Henbury Lane. Some are already glittered like the darker pink one and then I added extra bits to the flowery one! I have also glittered the flowers around the edge too. I have distressed everything on the edges with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

So have fun and can't wait to see what you come up with.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Pink Birthdays,

Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes,

Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly,

Paperplay Challenge - Sparkle Galore,

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle and shine,

Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes and,

Sweet Stamps - Birthday.

Hugs for now

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #28 No Sentiment

Edited to say that this is the post that went missing on Friday the 13th!! or thereabouts - found in my edit posts page as a draft - wish I had checked sooner!

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments. However, I must thank you all for some fantastic entries to our Mother's Day challenge - please check out the Aud Sentiments blog to see who the winner and top 3 are - it wasn't an easy decision.

This fortnight we would like to create but for once use


Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Chicks ..


they have some fantastic kits there.
I used Fun-a-delic which is currently only $3 and perfect for digital scrapbooking. Here is my digital layout...............

This is a picture of my two daughters playing at a Science park we visited recently.

You must check out my teammates for some more inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.

Anyway have fun, can't wait to see what you come up with.


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Fancy Fold or what?

Finally!!!! I hope blogger is going to bring back my previous post!!
I for one am glad it isn't Friday 13th again - boy did I have a bad one - only thing is I can't discuss it here but suffice to day it has something to do with my job. 
Anyway enough of the cryptic chatter on with my triple easel card. I worked out how to do this fairly quickly but couldn't think what images I wanted to use. Eventually my mojo kicked in and I came up with a sentiment as the focal point - from one of Sheena's Little bit Sketchy range - Best Friend Swirls. I have used the swirls in the background and on the die cuts, in the background too.
Here is a closeup of the centre............

I stamped the image and swirls with TH Distress Inks, then distressed the edges in the same colour (Blue China). The butterflies are from an Aspects of Design set called Flitters and Flutters. I used Sheenas Wow EP that I bought at the NEC last year - a lovely glitter turqouise shade. The flowers were made with the Marianne Creatable - Ribbon Floral #1 with a gem brad at the centre.

So what do you think? I have managed to find a few challenges to enter!

Let's Ink It Up - 3D Flower and sentiment (no digis),

Creatalicious Challenge - Flourishes,

Totally Gorjuss - Not a Square,

Daring Cardmakers - Darling bugs of May,

Stamp Something - Anything Goes,

Delightful Sketches - Flowers,

Moving Along with the Times - 2 B's (brads and butterflies),

Rainbow Lady Challenge - Texture,

Dutch Dare - Winged Things,

Everybody Art - Flowers,

Tuesday Throwdown - Die Cuts,

Paper Playtime - Tall or long card,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes,

Design Dollies - Time to fold it together, and,

One Stitch at a Time - Fancy Folds.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A big thank you

Good evening everyone, hope you are all well. Just finished work and thought I would post this card whilst I am cooking tea - let's hope I don't burn anything!!
This is a special card I have made for the nursery my two girls have been going to. They both started going at about 6 months and my youngest is about to leave. They have done a fantastic job with the girls - they are really confident (not in a nasty way of course!) and sociable and mix with all ages. Emily starts school full time in September so it is the end of an era in a way.

Anyway I have used the new Polka Doodles Cd Double Sprinkle of Kraft  - the owls are sooooo cute.
Here is a close up........


I have layered up the images and added some glitter and used some card candy along the bottom.

Whoops sausages nearly burnt!!!!

Just a few challenges to enter......................

Creative Craft World - Anything but a square

Craffty Creations - Anything Goes,

Paper Playtime - Make a tall or long card,

Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of layers,

The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes, and,

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes.

Let me know what you think.


Monday, 9 May 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #89 Princess Birthday

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the next fortnights chalenge at Die Cut Dreams. But I must just say thank you to everyone who joined us in our Wedding challenge - some super entries - check out the blog for the winner and top 3.

Our challenge this fortnight is


for a very special Princess - Susie Sugar (owner of Die Cut Dreams) had a birthday on Saturday - hope it was a good one hun.

Here is my card..........

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm looks a bit blurred now - can't change it as Susie has the card now!!! Try a closeup................

............doesn't seem much better. Oh well the details - my new purchase Tilda with Hawaii flower and an old one Butterfly Background all coloured with Aquamarkers and distress inks. I have used one os Susies die cuts to mount the scene stamp onto. The sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley sentiment set - Dreamy Days and coloured with distress ink. The background card is by Core'dinations - Whitewash. It has been embossed by a Victoria and Albert collection folder called Floral.
I finished the card off with some pink pearls in the corners.

Please check out my teammates for some more inspiration - their links are in my left sidebar.

Just a few challenges to enter:-

Sketchy Colors - Pink, green and blue,

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes,

Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers,

One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthdays,

Saturday Challenge - Dust off your stash,

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes,

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Put those papers away,

ABC Challenge - T is for two or more images,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Open but must use a butterfly, angel or fairy,

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, and,

Stamping Vacation - An animal that comes from a cocoon.

I look forward to your creations.


Monday, 2 May 2011

Midnight Madness Giveaway

"This is a Huge CELEBRATION for our 2 year Midnight Madness Sketch challenge Anniversary! We are giving away one BRAND NEW CRICUT MACHINE with the possibility of additional prize winners".
Please visit the candy post at Midnight Madness to see all the details of how to join in. There are lots of ways to get extra chances and extra prizes listed.

"Thank you for the last two years of awesome sketch challenge entries, inspiration and for following this blog.  **Deadline to enter is May 31st Midnight PST**"

Don't delay!!!!