Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Stamping Boutique sponsors 2 Sisters Challenge.

Hi everyone, hope you have recovered from Christmas and are now ready for some New Years celebrations! If you fancy the chance to win some fabulous digis,  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at 2 Sisters. They want to see.............


I am using Snowman Sign ....

which is currently on sale for $1.92 as are all the other digis - 35% off.

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

I have used watercolours and distress inks for the colouring and background. The branch stamp is from Crafters Companion, and the sentiment is a Papermania one. A little bit of glitter on the branches and there you have it!!!
I am entering the following challenges........

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes,

The Crazy Purple Frog Challenge - Happy Christmas,

Craft Us Crazy CHallenge - Merry Christmas,

Meljens Designs Challenge - Blue,

Bunny Zoes Challenge - Famcy fold or shaped card,

Creative Belli Challenge - Merry Christmas, and,

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes. 

Hugs to you all

Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring Dutch Dare

Hi everyone, so Christmas is over all the presents unwrapped and now it is time to recover!!!!! If you fancy the chance to win some fabulous digis,  The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the challenge at Dutch Dare where they want to see.....


But if you can't wait to get your hands on  Tracey's digis then hop on over to The Stamping Boutique Shop as there is a New Years Sale - 35% off all digis.

OK so today I am showing off Winter Time Smoochie........

who is currently $1.92.............

and my favourite things are - the digi, Spellbinder, Tim Holtz distress inks, Promarkers - there are so many!!!!!!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges.......

Dutch Dare Challenge - Favourite things,

Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes,

Digistamp 4 Joy - Anything Goes (something old Spellbinder and something new - digi),

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes,

My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes,

Stampavie and More - Hearts,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes,

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes,

Passion For Promarkers - Celebrations,

Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas,

2 Sisters Challenge - Snowflakes, and,

Allsorts Challenge - Blue and Brown,

Hope you have a great day.


Saturday, 24 December 2011

My favourite 5 Christmas cards 2011

Debs is hosting a show your favourite 5 Christmas cards of 2011 challenge. So I have trawlwd through mine to show you my favourites. I hope you like them too.


Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #44 Anything Goes

I can't believe it's nearly Christmas day where has the time gone. So this is the final challenge for 2011 at Aud Sentiments and this fortnight our challenge is ...


and we are also having a DT call.

Our sponsor this fortnight is Sassy Cheryl's

and we also have another freebie for you to play with from TLC which you can pick from the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. I have used in a layout I created using Craft Artist..........

I have used the Music, and Butterfly Elegance kits from daisy Trail.

Please check out my team mates on Team A for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar - Team B will be along next week with some more inspiration.

I am also entering the following challenges

Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes except Christmas,

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes,

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes,

Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes,

The Crafty Pad - Anything But Christmas, and,

Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes.

Have fun everyone.


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Stamping Boutique Challenge #22 Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone, welcome to the final challenge for 2011 at The Stamping Boutique Challenge which is a fun one for you. Check out this fantastic cake - yes, I did say cake! What does it inspire you to make?

Well, I decided to use the image called Penguin baking ornament.......

rather appropriate I thought!!!!!

I decided to use the colours as well red, green and gold. I have coloured the bauble in with Promarkers and added some glitter. The red paper is vellum with a print from the Artilicious Cdrom - Season's Greetings wrapped with red and gold ribbon. The corners are from die cut from gold glitter card using the Spellbinders die - Fleur de Lis Accents.   

I hope you enjoy playing in our challenge and I look forward to all your creations.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-

Pile It On Challenge - Bling It Up,

One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Sparkle,

Passion For Promarkers - Mega Christmas challenge,

Card Makin'Mamas - Christmas,

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Christmas wishes,

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Anything Goes with a ribbon, and,

Charisma Cardz - Last Minute Christmas.

Have fun everyone and a very Happy Christmas.


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Lili's Little Fairies New Challenge Blog Candy

Just thought I would stop by to let you know about the change at Lily of the Valley Challenges. They have changed their name to Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and are giving some amazing candy away to celebrate.


What a fabulous selection of gifts for you. All you have to do is check out the new blog Lili's Little Fairies Challenge and follow the instructions.

The new challenges start on the 5th January 2012 so hopefully see you there.

Have fun

Friday, 9 December 2011

The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop 9th to 11th December

Hi everyone and welcome to The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop which is being run for the entire weekend to give you plenty of time to hop!!! You will have lots of lovely inspiration from the team using the wonderful images from Tracey.

You should have arrived here from the totally inspirational Stacie if not you will need to go back to the start at Christy D's blog.
I hope you are all in the holiday spirit and are raring to go but if you need some more inspiration we thought we would have a "Thrifty Christmas-Making Handmade Gifts" blog hop.  The hop will run from December 9th-11th, since we have a large team, we want to allow you plenty of time to hop!!!

There will be a prize for a commentor on each of the Design Teams blogs and then the main prize will be a $25 voucher to use in the Stamping Boutique store.

I have used this gorgeous Christmas Reindeer image.....

on a candle...............

(If you click on the picture you should get a larger view)

I have coloured him with Sakura star dust pens and watercolour crayons. I was waiting for the printable tissue paper from Create and Craft to get this done which was rather late in arriving for my project.


(My project has been delayed due to unforseen circumstances - the post, and my job getting in the way of crafting - shock horror. I do hope to have it ready sometime today and will edit my post when it is sorted so apologies for not having anything now. )

You should now hop off to my amazingly talented team mate Sandy for some more amazing inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to comment on everyone's blog for the chance of a prize.

Happy Crafting


I would also like to enter the following challenges:-

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Try Something New to You (never done candles before),

Forever friends Challenge - It's all Christmas,

Charisma Cardz Challenge - No Cards,

PaperCrafting Journey - Christmas,

Pixie Cottage Challenge - Last Minute cards and gifts, and,

By The Cute and Girly - Let It Snow.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #43 Winter Holiday

Wow these weeks are flying by and it is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Winter Holiday sentiments challenge.

This fortnight our challenge is

Winter Holiday theme again

We are sponsored by Prairie Fairy Design and we have been able to use some of Robertas lovely images......

Here is my card showing Mistletoe Kisses..........

The image has been coloured with Promarkers and cut out with a Spellbinders die. The matt was made by just drawing around the die. The dp is from a paper pack by First Edition. The sentiment was from a craft magazine I bought recently.
Please check out my fellow team mates for some more inspiration - their links are in my sidebar and you will need to look at the team A members - check out the team B members next week.
I would also like to enter the following challenges:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y = yippee it's nearly Christmas,

Creative Belli Challenge - Winter and Christmas,

Freshly Brewed Designs Challenge - Anything Christmas,

My Mums Carft Shop Challenge - Traditional Christmas,

The Paper Variety Challenge - Inspired by a Christmas song (The First Noel),

Create Me Pink - Christmas Colours,

Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season,

Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas challenge,

Truly Madly Crfaty Challenges - Christmas images and colours,

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - Photo inspiration (I went for the colours),

Jingle Belles Rock - Wrapping it up, and,

Raise The Bar - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

I lookk forward to checking out your entries and please remember to have fun.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Magnolia Christmas

Silly me, I was trying to do a card for the challenge at Totally Tilda but I didn't have a Magnolia image that would work with just colouring the face!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never mind I still like how my card turned out!!

A bit of torn pearlescent card, glitter, a pearl and Mariannes and Spellbinders dies and some interesting paper I had that looks like snow!!!! Oh and not forgetting the image which has been watercoloured. 

Nothing else to report other than my feet are killing me as I have to stand a lot in my new job!!!

I am entering the follwoing challenges:- 

Bunny Zoes Challenge - Anything Christmas + sparkle,

Kaboodle Doodles - Christmas colours,

Pollycraft Challenge - Christmas Fun,

The Shabby Tea Rooms - Magic of Christmas,

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Cold and Frosty,

Dis Digi Designs Challenge - All white except the image,

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Is It Snowing?,

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes plus sparkle,

By The Cute and Girly - Let It Snow,

Creatalicious Challenge - Sparkly Christmas,

Crfating For All Seasons - White on white, and,

Let me know you have visited


Monday, 5 December 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #104 Make a date.......

Hi everyone and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Die Cut Dreams. Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined in with our Circles with thanks challenge. Our challenge this time will last until January 1st 2012 and is.............................

The choice is entirely yours and you have plenty of time to make something too.

Yes, our beloved boss has given us 4 weeks rest of the Christmas period - thank you Susie!!!

Here is my page.............

Yeah I have finally posted something I have done using the Paint Fusion range from Sheena Douglass. And if I can do it anyone can believe me.

Please also check out my team mates blogs for some more fantastic inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes + Glitter,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Show some time elements (hope the fact this is a calendar qualifies),

Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Christmas (well the trees are Christmas Trees + Christmas colours),

Dream Valley Challenge - Sparkle,

Gingerloft Challenge - Christmas and winter,

Let's Ink It Up - Christmas projects (again hope the Christmas trees count),

Ribbon Girls Challenge - Jingle all the way,

One Stop Craft Challenge - Let It Snow,

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Is It Snowing,

Saturday Challenge - Photo Inspiration - christmas trees and christmas colours,

Crafty Catz - Colours of Christmas,

Stempelsonne - Fir trees,

Totally Papercrafts - Let It Snow,

By The Cute and Girly - Let It Snow,

Christmas Cards Challenge - Anything Goes,

Cute Card Thursday - It's Just a Number,

Delightful Challenges - Let It Snow,

Cooking It Up With Katie - Anything Goes,

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes, and,

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything But A Card.

Have fun everyone