Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Aud Sentiments Monthly Candy

We are having so much fun with this challenge blog that we have decided to add something new... A monthly drawing for CANDY!

Here is how it's going to work...

In order to qualify for the drawing all you have to do is

1. Become a follower of the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

2. Post on your blog about the candy AND the sponsor with a link back to Aud Sentiments

3. Put the badge on the bottom of this post with a link back to Aud Sentiments on your sidebar

4. Link your post to Mr. Linky
That's it.
Sometimes we will have something extra for you to do to earn another chance to win. For example, for this drawing if you enter in Challenge #8 you will get to enter the drawing again. Just link your entry to Mr. Linky and put a #2 next to your name.

OK, now onto the sponsor. We are so lucky to have DeNami Design Rubber Stamps as our first sponsor. They have a wonderful selection of rubber stamps and other goodies and they are giving the winner a $30 Gift Certificate to spend in their store! WOW! Thank you Denami Design! Here is a little bit about their company...
"Established in 1989, Denami Design has been known for a timeless style featuring simply elegant art. From our extensive line of quality rubber stamps to the newer line of coordinating scrapbook papers, buttons, ribbons and glitters, we specialize in stylish and sophisticated products. These delightful designs are easy to mix and match for a designer look on all your paper crafts!"
They also have a challenge blog. Here is the link. Check it out! They have fun challenges over there!

This candy will go on until Tuesday, August 31st and we will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 1st.

This is the image to use in your post and sidebar.


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Another digi layout

Hello everyone, finally found time to have some more fun with Digital Scrapbook Artist and some photos I took recently of my eldest.

I have used the layout at Sketches In Thyme shown below......................

........just hope I have done it justice.

I am entering the following challenges...........

Cute Card Thursday - No dies or punches,

Digitalk Tuesday - Cool It! (Water, beach or tropical),

Everybody Art - Sea or Beach,

One Stop Craft Challenge - not a card,

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes.

Let me know what you think, hugs.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #1 DT Card

Yippeeeee we have reached our first ever challenge at Let's Ink It Up and it is....................Anything Goes........... but there is a twist as there will always be with our challenges .....................you must use Yellow somewhere on your creation. Also you must use a stamp - no digis at our challenge - so now is your chance to use that stamp you have left uninked or a favourite stamp or one you haven't used for a while.

Our sponsor for our very first challenge is Scrapbook Boutique with the winner receiving a $20 voucher for the store..................

............... they have a large selection of dies and stamps and are based in Australia.

My card for this challenge is ..............

...................thanks to my mate Dawn at Cards for Every Occasion for the inspiration.

Here is a closeup ..........

.........to show the roses and glitter.

You can find a tutorial to make this stepper card here - why not give it a go.

I would love it if you could visit my team mates to see their fabulous creations for some more inspiration.....

Now before I leave you I would like to remind you that there are still a couple of candies running at Let's Ink It Up .  There is the Great Stamp Giveaway for reaching 300 followers check out the link for the rules and the Surprise, Surprise Candy both of which are open until 4th September.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

I will of course be entering a few challenges as follows:-

My Time To Craft - Glitter and Glitz,

Create 4 Fun - Birthday Card,

Stampin fo rthe Weekend and Paper Cutz - both have an Anything Goes theme,

Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine,

Fab 'n' Funky - Flower Power,

Wild Orchid Crafts - One for the girls (I think the flowers came from Wild orchid?),

Crafty Creations - Butterflies,

A Pocket Full of Posies - All that glitters and flowers,

Shirley 2 Girls - Yellow and


Image - S.w.a.l.k Old Friend

Additional Stamps used for butterfly and dragonfly - Aspects Of Design Flitters and Flutters

Papers and Sentiment - S.w.a.l.k Papercrafting CD Rom

Medium - Water colour crayons and Sakura Stardust Pens

Embellishments - Roses from stash

Other - wire for antennae, crystal glitter (apron and water),  and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (on the roses). 

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #9 Any Sentiment

Well another fortnight has rolled by and we are now onto our 9th Challenge at Aud Sentiments and it appears that our last challenge was just that as we had very few entries - easier for us to pick a top five!! BUT don't forget that your get more chances in our monthly candy if you enter the challenge as well.

Now without further ado!! our challenge this time is "Any sentiment you want" but you must use a sentiment please.

Our sponsors for this fortnights challenge are 2 Cute Rubber Stamps (their digi shop is here) and they also have a blog here for inspiration. Such a brilliant name for these stamps because they are!!!

The design team were able to use one of their digis - I chose - Bear Cub Friends for the stamp and here for the digi.

So here is my card for this challenge.....

and her is a close up.....

Please check out my fellow DT members below to see what fabulous creations they have come up with....


and The Two Pink Ladies - Emma and Susan.

Unfortunately, as you may know we have had to wave goodbye to Suzanne because she has started up her own challenge blog at Let's Ink It Up - all the best with your new venture Suzanne - and I am priveleged to be joining her.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Christmas Card Challenge - Border Punch,

Christmas Stamping All Year Long - two Designer Papers,

Alphabet Challenge - P is for Punches,

Crafty Catz - Animals,

If THe Shoe Fits - Die cuts, and,

Image : 2 Cute Bears
Medium: Promarkers
DP : Papermania Vintage Christmas
Tools: Tim Holtz distress tool, Spellbinders Labels Eight,  Christmas Tree Border punch (Fiskars?),
Large Snowflake (X Cut), Small Snowflake (Crafts Too)
Other: Crystal Glitter, Red Glitter, Gold Vellum, Green Miri card.
Sentiment: Daisytrail Winter Wonderland  made in Digital Scrapbook Artist 

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Guest Designer card for Totally Tilda Challenges

Oh was I pleased when Susie Sugar asked me to be a Guest Designer at Totally Tilda Challenges. As my regular followers will know I have fallen in love with Tilda since I started my blog in July last year so I was chuffed to bits to be asked - thank you Susie.

So here is the card I made for the challenge this time which is STITCHING real or faux. I still haven't been brave enough to try using my sewing machine yet so my card has the faux variety!!!!!
Here it is.........

and the closeup.....

Isn't she cute? Also there is plenty of faux stitching with Patchwork Polly.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Cooking It Up With Katie - Flowers, Pink and A square (or more than one),

Your Next Stamp - Birthdays,

Wild Orchid Challenge - One for the Girls,

Polka Doodles colouring challenge

Sew many Challenges - Stitching - faux or real, and,

Saturday Challenge - What are little girls made of?

Hope you like it ?


Images : Jam Tilda and Patchwork Polly.
Medium: Watercolour crayons
Cardstock: Stash
Other: Glitter

Friday, 13 August 2010

Look Mummy I'm a tree!!!

So I am still having fun with Digital Scrapbook Artist and finally making some use of the millions of photos I have of my children.

I have used the layout from Sketch Thursday

........which would appear to be a Guest DT call so I might as well try for that too!!! 
All the kits I have used are from Daisy Trail some of which are free. This picture was taken right at the start of the Summer Holidays, and at a local park that has a water play area. My two Dragonlettes love it!!
Hope you like the layout too.

I am entering it in the following challenges........

Crafty Creations - Winged things

Tuesday Taggers - Sunshine,

Die Cut Dreams Challenge - fabric (If digital fabric doesn't count please delete my entry)

Just Scraps - OPen theme,

Simon Says - Summertime Blues.
Please let me know what you think.


Major Announcement at Let's Ink It Up

Just to let you all know that you need to checkout the

Challenge site for an important announcement.


Sunday, 8 August 2010

Yipeeeeee watch out rubber here I come!!!!

Guess what - I have made the Design Team at Let's Ink It Up - I am so chuffed to be asked. You must check out my team mates - the list is on my sidebar. What a talented bunch of ladies I must say and I am so excited to be working with all of you.
So here is a date for your diary - the first challenge will be on 5th September and you must use your rubber stamps.
You also still have time to win some candy just check out the Let's Ink It Up blog to see what you have to do.

I look forward to seeing you in September.


Friday, 6 August 2010

Thousand Sheets of Paper - literally

Amazing isn't it - this is what is on offer a share of 1000 sheets of paper - from Amy. It is to celebrate her Blogaversary and having used 1000 sheets of patterned paper on her creations.
BUT that is not all she is offering.........

.......... these stamps too. You should pop over to her blog at A Thousand Sheets of Paper  to see what the rules are and be in with a chance to win a share of this gorgeously yummy candy.

Thank you for the chance Amy and may you have many more fun filled crafting years.


Thursday, 5 August 2010

My beautiful Tiger photos.


I have made this layout using a kit from Just So Scrappy called Who's At The Zoo which I used in my Digital Scrapbook Artist. The photos were taken over a year ago when the family took a trip to Dartmoor Zoological Park - it was fantastic and I got some amazing photographs. These are the ones I was soooooo pleased with, it was as if the Tiger was posing for them. I will hopefully do some more layouts with some more pictures from this day and we will be going again sometime over the summer holidays. If you are down in Devon check the Park out - I am sure you will have a great day.

I am entering this layout in the following challenges......

By the Cute and Girly - Animal Antics

Creative Craft Challenges - Animal Antics

Totally Papercrafts - At the movies (I thought "Jungle Book")

Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature

Dutch Dare Challenge - Anything Goes.

I would love it if you let me know what you think.


Aud Sentiments Challenge #8 "Relax....." DT Card.

So here we are again, another fortnight has flown by and I would just like to thank everyone who entered our last Christmas challenge. The winner is being announced on the Aud Sentiments challenge blog so why not see if you were the lucky chosen one!!

Now for this fortnights challenge we would like you to use the word "RELAX" on its own or as part of a sentiment. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is......

.......and you can win 4 images of your choice.
The team were given the choice of a couple of images to work with  - I chose Every Woman - Bubble Bath and here is my card...

I know - yet another easel card - but I like them - and the end of the sentiment is here.....

cheeky enough for you???

Now you must check out my team mates cards they will knock you out....


and The Two Pink Ladies - Emma and Susan.

Here are the challenges I am entering with this card...

Bee Crafty - All about the image - I have paper pieced the bath.

One Stitch At a Time - Pink.

Sir Stampalot - Bling.

Papertake Weekly - White and Bright.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays - No embellishments.

Lexis Creations - Paper piecing.

Let me know what you think - I really appreciate your opinion.



Paper - Beautimous Kit from Summer Driggs.
Card - Base and matting card from my stash.

Image - Bubbly Bath Sassy Studios
Medium - Promarkers, Sakura Stardust blue, Gold pen. Tim Holtz distress ink for edges.
Tools - Spellbinders Labels eight and Grand Scalloped Border. tim Holtz distress tool.
Material - Bright pink spotty netting (Trago Mills haberdashery sale). Ribbon from Handy Hippo.
Extras - Diamond Sparkle glitter Fairie Kisses 

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Special card for a lovely lady and her hubby2be!!!

As I am sure many of you in blogland know miss Sweet'n'Crafty will soon be a Mrs - on Saturday to be precise so I thought I would like to make her a card - no peaking Carlyann!!!
I hope you have a most fantastic day hun and looking forward to seeing some piccies?!?
I am really enjoying easel cards at the moment - they are so easy to make and a bit different still.  Here is a close up of the image....

I hope you can't see the small error I made - sorry Carlyann - didn't have time to make another one!! It is difficult making cards whilst dealing with a 6 year olds constant demands - she has been making some of the things she received for her birthday (I may be able to get her to post them - she is very distracted at the moment!!) - but I have to keep helping her. Never mind she is spending quite a long time concentrating on things and she is so chuffed when they are finished.

Anyhow I will enter this card in the following challenges:-

By the Cute and Girly - Animal Antics

Sarah Hurley Challenges - Anything Goes,

Charisma Cardz Challenges - Carlyanns Wedding card candy,

Polka Doodles - Suitable for male and female,

Creative Crafty Challenges - Animal Antics

Crafty Creations Challenges - Wedding/Anniversary Card


Papers and border strip - Popcorn CD,
Cardstock - White card, yellow glitter card
Image and sentiment- Popcorn Wedding Day stamp set
Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Flowers (RAK), Tools - Tim Holtz distress tool, tim Holtz distress ink - Spun sugar
Other - Diamond Sparkles - Fairie kisses on image and Sticles crystal on the flowers

Hope you like it - let me know what you think.


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Several candies for you

No cards today but I am just posting about a few candies I have come across. The first is about a new Challenge Blog starting on Tuesday 7th September. It is called Top Tip Tuesday - where you can win a prize for the tip you share. What a great idea.

Leanne the owner has got together this fabulous candy to help her spread the word.

Check out the blog Top Tip Tuesday to find out the rules, you have until 5th September to enter.

The next candy I am telling you about is from Jak Heath - she is offering these....

....cute babies. There are also some Promarkers on offer so go and check out Jak's blog. You have until 8th August to join in the fun.

Finally for today Martine at The Craft Table is celebrating her 4th Blogaversary - congratulations to you hun. To celebrate she is offering an amazingly generous candy....

.....as you can see. Check out her blog to see the rules - but don't delay as this will last until 12th August only.

Good Luck everyone.