Thursday, 30 December 2010


Once again I have dusted of my Distress inks.. yes my poor copic babies are feeling neglected! This image is from Tickled Pink .. it so reminds me of my tween.... 11 going on 18.. from the skinniness to the blonde hair and the not too impressed face. Anyway... I just did this card for fun.. no challenges.... hope you like!

Boo & Snookie

This card with Boo & Snookie from the Emerald Collection and everything else on it, you can find at Deb's Creations, is the last card for the year,,,, how time flies!!!!! The theme over at Southern Girls Challenges is "Anything Goes". So get out all your new crafty items you scored on Christmas day and join us in this easy peasy challenge..... Head over and see who fabby wonderful sponsors are this round....

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Hanglar Stamp - thankyou gift

I decided to push my copics aside for one day and play with my distress inks... yep.. I need practice, but hey it was fun!! This little gift project can be found on SCS.
Challenges entered
Incy Wincy designs - distressing
Paper Sundaes - Cut it out

Monday, 27 December 2010

Tiger Fun!

Here is a quick fun card for Karens Doodles challenge this week "celebration" this could be New Years, birthday, anything you want as long as its a celebration. I used Tiger Fun, for a birthday card for a 2 year old.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

As it is now Christmas Eve here and I haven't started organising and baking food... I am guessing that I wont be posting for the next few days (ya think!!!!!) So to all my followers and bloggy friends I have made... Hope you and your families have a fantastic Christmas.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Teddy Bears!!!

Something a little different this week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog... the theme is Teddy Bears. Makes such a nice change from the masses of Christmas cards I have been making.
This sweetie is called Bumbling Bear. Isn't she cute?
Jump on over and see what the talented ladies have made.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Special Delivery

I like to have a few treats stashed away for that special person who comes along unexpected... so off I go to buy some Ferrero Rocher in a very boring packet.... yep any chance to get into my craft room! Herbert "Special Delivery fits in very well I think..... right onto Karens Doodles challenge this week... and its a nice easy one... "anything goes". See... how easy is that. Would love to see how many join in.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Want some Magnolias??

Yep head over and follow Mindy's the rules

Time to play!!!

Hello!!!! had time for a play today. I dug out this image that I have had stamped off for well over a year! So sweet. Thought it would make a great Valentines card!
Challenges entered
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Celebrations (Valentines day)
Allsorts - Anything Goes
Sketch and Stash - followed sketch and new item is heart charm and paper - Collage Press
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Bildmalarna Christmas

My Bilmalarna's from Deb's Creations have been sitting neglected in my messy craft room, so off with the dust and onto a creation....... I have had this idea floating (and I use this term loosely) in my head.... and I have finally put idea to paper. Yes I know I am dedicated this weekend to Christmas baking.... but I really cant be bothered!!! I hope your organization skills are better than mine!!!
Here's a couple challenges I am going to enter in...
Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Show us some snow.....Yep its there on top of the fence)!!!
Copic Creations - Sparkle

Friday, 17 December 2010

Santa Pug

Well Christmas is getting closer and apart from each other, we also have to think of our little furry friends. So what better way than to make a gift box for this weeks Digi's with Attitude! challenge "Christmas" and fill with yummy treats! This little fella is called Santa Pug.... and doesn't he look like he has attitude!!
Sadly my time is up with Digi's with Attitude. The months have flown, and I have enjoyed my time being on the very first DT for Cindy-Lynn. I wish her all the best and good luck with her new DT

Thursday, 16 December 2010

SGC - Vinatge

Well I must say I struggled a bit .. ok ... alot with this challenge for some reason, so decided not to go with my normal card, but with some Christmas gift tags. The girls over at Southern Girls Challenges rocked this challenge, they are amazing, I am so very proud of every one of them and honoured they want to join myself and Lou in our challenge blog.
So what are you waiting for??? head over to our challenge blog, find out who is wonderful enough to sponsor us (remember there are two prizes up for grabs) and see what the amazingly talented team have done to show you.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Last minute Christmas cards

HI HO... what a great way to enter a challenge if you need that extra Christmas card!! This week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog we have the theme "snowmen". Cheryl has plenty of these little guys over at her shop, so dont be shy!!! head over and grab yourself one and play along with us.
I have used "Santa and Little Snowey"

Monday, 13 December 2010

Copic Review for Debs Creation

I am sitting here at 20 thousand feet above the ground looking down at clouds coloured in C0, C1, C2 and a light colour blue sky B000. Yep that's the case of reality... my world is a copic world, like a Technicolour dream coat! And how did I come to this conclusion you ask? Well Deb from Deb's Creations has asked me to do a copic review.

Was I asked because I have a love affair with these pens and rarely use any other medium? Or was it because if I see a colour and think its pretty I immediately match it to an alpha and numbers!

In saying this I am not going to bore you silly with the facts that you can get yourself online anyway (yes I did do a little research and there are hundreds to choose from). But I will give you an insight to what colours I like to use and 4 very useful things to remember (not quite what Deb asked for.. but what the heck!!)

I have coloured one of Deb's own exclusive images Ally ….. here we go...

SKIN: I always like to use E00, E01, E02 and R20

HAIR: Generally, skin and hair get done first and seem to always stick to the Blondie browns, not intentional, just habit... boring I know!!! These two colours make it easy to shade together

GENERAL:... Well I'm not going to bore you silly... I have taken photos of the pens I have used... But I must add that my all time fav green combo is YG21, YG23, YG25.. no I didn't use them here this time...(which is rather amazing in itself!!)

And a closer look to see if I have gone out the line!!!!

And here is the final result......

So I hope you enjoyed that! Not really what Deb had in mind I'm guessing. LOL.
Lastly I wanted to add 4 things to remember (only because I couldn't think of any more!!!)

1 -Don't feel disheartened if the first time you use your copics you feel your blending sucks, with practise and time you will be a blending pro in no time.

2 – Don't panic if you have coloured everything to perfection and on the last perfect stroke..... opps... your kids come along (or fur babies) and knock your hand.... (buggar)... but guess what... that's why God made the lovely copic people invent the “colourless blender pen”... yep it pushes those colours right back into the lines...(mmmm wouldn't it be fantastic if the blender pen worked on wrinkles!!!)

3 – Had a bad day at work???? Copics are your new best friend.. they will calm you down, distress, and by the time you have finished your image, your breathing will be back to normal.

4 – And the best thing of all …... drum roll..... copics are alcohol based, so they are totally cholesterol free!!!!

So that is it people... my review. Why wouldn't you want to buy copics? Yes they are a bit pricey, but trust me when I say you won't be disappointed, and for all you ladies that already have copics (what are you still reading for???), has anyone ever told you that copics get lonely??? well they do... so best you get a few more!!!!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Another Christmas Card!

My mojo seems to be back and I am having a lot of fun with Sassy Cheryls images at the moment. Here is one I decided to do in non traditional colours and are entering in Allsorts challenge " Last minute challenge"

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Time to play

Well, I have been away for the last week, lost my mojo somewhere along the way.... so I decided to have a play with my new "i tool" that arrived a few days ago... wow.. how cool!!! should have got one ages ago when they first came out!
To spark some mojo into coming back I have done this card for a few challenges
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas Card
Friday Sketchers - following their great sketch

Girl's night out Blog Hop Winner

Wow, I hope you all had fun at Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog's first Blog Hop!

Thank you so much for swinging by .....I used the random selector to draw a winner from comments on my blog.

The winner is......
Dawn has won Hates Mornings Gretchen!

Dawn please email here to collect your prize
And just a little note.... DWA is having a DT call at the moment, so if you want to jump in and have a go... you can read more about it here.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Debs Creation DT call

Do you want the chance to have one of these Blinkies?
Do you want to join a fantastic, friendly Design Team?
Do you want to have FUN!!!!
Then Debs Creations is for you!!!!!!!
Check out here for details!!!!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Combined Design Team Office Party Blog Hop!

Welcome to the very first Combined Design Team Office Party Blog Hop!
We all worked really hard this year and wanted to have some fun, so time for a truly unique Blog Hop!
Our theme is Office Party and oh what fun this will be! We Teamed up with Drunken Stampers to give you a wonderful time.. with so many chances to win and so much inspiration to see your sure to have a good time!
All Prizes have Attitude that much is for sure, see what you could win at the Digis with Attitude store Total Prizes worth a whopping $115.00!!!! Who needs more!

Now to find out all the details... so you too can score!
As we're mingling at the office party (blog hopping) with the fabulous gals from Drunken’ Stampers be sure to leave comments along the way!! Each designer will draw from the comments left on their blog and one winner will receive the digi that was used on that designer's blog post as well as a $5 gift certificate to the Digi's with Attitude store! How cool is that???!
Be creative & Play along in the challenge For a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate from each challenge blog !! Make a new card with Office Party as your theme or for someone at your Office! (Digi’s with Attitude stamps are not required But The DWA December freebie is available for download from the Digi's with Attitude store ) post it on your blog and enter the link to your card on the The Digi's with Attitude or the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog by Thursday, December 9th at 11:59pm EST
You can enter more than once with a new card but no duplicates, your post must be a new as of December 3, 2010... Non-eligible entries will be removed.
The Digi’s With Attitude! will draw one winner each for a $20 Gift Certificate to the Digi's with Attitude Store too!! All winners will be posted on December 13, 2010 . Winners from each designer’s blog will be posted on their blogs, the 2 main winners will be posted on the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog and Drunken Stampers Challenge blog respectively. So be sure to retrace your steps to see if you are a winner!
We hope to see you at the Office Party!

Below is a list of the designers in the hop in case you get lost along the way!

1) Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog - <---- Add your Challenge Entry Here!!!
2) Mari
3) Peg
4) Viv
5) Spike
6) Tracy J. - you are here!!
9) Tazza
11) Linda
12) Jenny
13) Louise
14) Tracy
15) Juanita
17) Digis with Attitude Challenge Blog <---- Add your Challenge Entry Here!!!


Welcome to the last challenge at Wags n Whiskers this side of Christmas.
Nikki and Lacey have given the DT the rest of the month off for a holiday!.. But rest assured, we will be back come the New Year.
Our last challenge theme is to use Snowflakes on your card. Just a reminder, you don't have to use a WnW image, be great if you could, but not necessary. I have used Nichola on my card this time round, what are you waiting for??? head over to the challenge blog, pick up some inspiration... it would be great to see heaps of entries to finish the year with a bang!
Oh... and if your stuck for Christmas ideas and dont know what to get....... how about some copics??? Debs Creations stocks these beauties and has a fast and friendly serive, which reminds me... I better get my sneaky order in!

blue mouse!!!!

Hiho...busy night tonight with 3 posts heading your way... this is the first.
I wanted to make this card as soon as I seen this Christmas Mouse... I know exactly who this card is heading too.... hope she likes it!
It seemed fitting that I might as well play along with The Stamping Bazaar this week and the lovely Marley even made a sketch for us to use!!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Apple Pie - Karens Doodles

Look at this great image... so detailed.... I would imagine this made into a tag and tied around a jar of apple pie filling would be a great gift for someone. This Apple Pie image is new at Karen's Doodles and you can buy it here along with other great images.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Bailee's challenge card

Bailee joined me in the craft room last night and wanted to enter a challenge.
So hunting around I found Kona Kid Krafter's challenge blog that has the theme of "anything goes"

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sassy Cheryls Blog Hop

Hello everyone and thanks for joining us on our first Sassy Cheryl’s Blog Hop and the chance to win a FREE Sassy Cheryl digi!
If you arrived here from Kim’s blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge blog, where all the details are given, along with the entire list of designer’s links. If for any reason any links are broken or you get lost along the way, simply return there to find the link to the next stop.
Each Sassy Gal will select one person from those that commented on her blog. That means there is one winner for each post in the hop!
The Hop will run from 5am Eastern Nov 30 until 5pm Eastern Dec 6. The winners will be announced on the Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge blog on Dec 7.
Now, here’s my card
This image is called Bear Hug. I used my new pad from Kaiser and my MS heart punch.

Now, for more awesome sassy inspiration, hop to Peggy's blog. Good luck and thanks for joining us!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Karens Doodles Blog hop

I am all excited to share my card this week for Karen Doodles challenge blog. I hardly ever do "boys" cards, but couldn't go past this image while trolling around Karens shop . Its called Sailor Boy, and with papers that haven't seen sunshine in a while and a great sketch to follow at over at the challenge blog.... I managed to pump out a pretty passable boys card! Head over and join in, it really is a great sketch!

Right on to the blog hop... you should have arrived here from Tanja
Please visit each team members blog and collect all the letters. I have the letter I .Then unscramble them to make the two word phrase. Leave a comment on the Challenge blog with the answer. A grand prize winner of a $20 gift certificate will be chosen from all the correct answers. Be sure to leave comments along the way as we will be awarding random prizes to those who comment. Right, off you hop to Sandy's blog

Friday, 26 November 2010

Pink, Black and silver combo

Over at Digis with Attitude! challenge this week we want you to use a colour combo.... pink, black and silver. I have used a "silver" poodle, pink dress and black patterned paper!
As soon as I seen this image it reminded me of my cousin and Viv (fellow DT member) who both have about 6 poodles between them!!!!

Sweet Danni and Bella.

Hiho, this week at Wags n Whiskers challenge blog, we want you to "wrap it up" - gift box, bag or tag. So that leaves it wide open for all you challenge goers. I have created a box for this challenge and have used Sweet Danni and Bella. I plan on putting in truffles and giving as a gift this Christmas to some lucky lady!!!
Jump on over and see the inspiration the WnW team have for you.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

GDT - Shirleys 2 Girls

I must say, this month has flown by, I cant believe that my GDT at Shirleys 2 Girls is up already. Thanks ladies for having me. Its been a pleasure working with great images.
This week over at S2G challenge is to do a thank you card - I have used Our Years.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The Stamping Bazaar

Whoop Whoop.... I got a Honourable Mention over at The Stamping Bazaar for my last entry over there last week and got to choose myself a free digi. I choose Christmas Greyhound, and what better way to use him than enter the sketch they have going for this weeks challenge. I think I am addicted to these images!!!!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Tiny Tabitha

This image from Sassy Cheryl is super sweet.. shes called Tiny Tabitha and I couldn't wait to use her in a challenge. This week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog we want you to have the theme "Thankful".
So get creating and show us some amazing projects!!!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Two images - one card

Yep another week and another challenge if your up to it at Karen Doodles challenge blog. We want you to use 2 KD images. Don't be shy, there's heaps of great images to choose from at Karens shop. I have used Santa Waving and Snowy Tree which is from Winter Scene Set.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Kitty Among Gifts

Yahoo... its just started raining,,, any excuse to not go outside! I fell in love with this image yesterday while hopping from site to site. So into my digi file it goes ..... unlike other digis I have purchased.. this one actually got printed and coloured within 10 minutes!!!!
I am entering into The Stamping Bazaar - sketch. Also The Beary Scrap Design challenge - anything goes.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Gretchen - Cheerleader

Can you believe we are up to challenge 7 over at Digis with Attitude! challenge. This week is an easy week ... we want to see cards that have a sports theme happening! Lets see how many different sports cards we get entered!!!!

Lavender and Lace

Its challenge like these, that leave you running around trying to find the right paper!!! I am a proud paper hoarder.... but image my horror when I really couldn't find a Lavender colour amongst my DP!!!!! Anyway.. the challenge this week at Wags n Whiskers is a real pretty one... "Lavender and Lace". I used one of the newer fairy images... there are so many fairy's to choose from I just had to shut my eyes and point!!!!!
Enough rambling... head over and see what the extremely talented team has done, then have a go at creating a stunning piece of art and show the DT... it seems only fair!!!!!! LOL

Southern Girls Challenge

opps.... forgot to post my Dt card for SGC on Wed!!!!! well here it is.... Sorry SGC ladies!!!
The challenge at Southern Girls Challenges this week is to use your favourite colour/s. How easy is that? We have two amazing sponsors this fortnight, so head on over, check them out.. trust me... you will want to play along with this one to be in for a chance to win!!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Count your blessings

Hi, glad to see you back again for another challenge at Shirleys 2 Girls. This week the theme is "Fall and Leaves".. I have used "Count your blessings" and have used Fall colours, also the paper I have used is some old SU paper that has leaves on it. Check out the wonderful DT over at S2G challenge blog and go enter!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Countdown to Christmas

I love My Minds Eye paper!!! so colourful and goes great with this image Christmas Lamb from Sassy Cheryl.
This week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog we want you to have the theme "Countdown to Christmas". Lets see all your wonderful creations over at the challenge blog!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bubble Gum box!!!!

What a great challenge we have this week at Karen Doodles challenge blog, we have "make a gift box" challenge. Once again I went hunting through all the great images at Karens shop and found this fun image called Polka Dot Bear. I then made a box, went to the supermarket and got a fist full of gob stopper bubble gums.... well actually it was the other way around... yep ... they caught my eye when I went there for bread!!!...sad thing is... they are awful!!!!! they turn into hard lumps in your mouth!!! YUK