Wednesday 29 August 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Coral & Kraft (or Tan)

This weeks challenge over at Digital Tuesday Challenge is a colour challenge we want to see cards with coral and tan or kraft.  There is an inspiration picture which I will show you after I have shared my card with you...

I have used an image from Pollycraft although Paula is no longer selling from her own webstore some of the Pollycraft images are available from Miss Muffet stamps.

While I  was making this card I realised it would be perfect for a cute & crazy cat lady I know, and I mean that in the nicest sense possible, she is obsessed, she even owns shoes with cats on them :)  Kate is very sweet and I know she will like this card. So it will be making it's way to Martinborough (go the mighty M-borough, my home sweet home town) to brighten her day at some stage when I can be bothered to go to the post office in town.
Ok so here is the inspiration photo....

Wow, they are tidy, no yesterday undies on the floor or dust bunnies hiding anywhere ;)

So anyway enough of my ramble, suffice to say, make something using this pic as inspiration with a digi element and link up over at the DTC blog and you could win a prize from Robyn's fetish.

I am linking to the following challenges....
Emerald Faeries - Punches & Dies
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Always Crafting - Kids
Make It Monday -- Anything Goes

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Sketch

Hi my lovely bloggie readers :)  This week at Digital Tuesday  we have a sketch challenge for you, here is the pic of the sketch.

And here is my take on it.....

I have coloured the pollycraft swings & slides image with prisma pencils on watercolour paper, the papers are from a My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad and the sentiments is studio calico.

I am entering in the following Challenges....

A&T Emerald Faeries - Punches and Dies
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Summer  
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Fun
Bunny Zoe - Summer
Fashionista Challenge - Card for a Child
House Of Gilli - Add a Sentiment
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Include A Sentiment

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Mastering The Rollover Layout

Hi lovely blog readers :)  I am here today to share a layout with you featuring this months The Stamp Spot "AUGUST CHALENGE SPOTS"....

Let's see if you can spot them (excuse the incredibly bad pun which is not intentional)

I would have to say that of my babies, Will is definitely the most eager to smile for the camera so far.  A scrapbooking Mummy's dream :)

You only have a week or so left to enter this months "Spot Challenge"  and I have to say this one has been the easiest month yet.  We would love to see your interpretation.

Blog Candy Update........

A winner has been drawn for my blog candy, to find out if it was you go and check out my you tube channel and watch the blog candy draw video.

Sunday 19 August 2012

Southern Girls Challenge Chipboard

This fortnights challenge at SGC is Chipboard, which is just having a bit of chipboard on your project really. We have 2 sponsors, so double the fun with Buggaboo and Fred She Said.  The image I have used is Skipping Emma from Fred She Said........

I used papers from Basic Grey's Shine On 6x6 paper pad, a stamp from KaiserCraft's Kidszone set, Heidi Swapp chipboard stars, Hero Arts poppy chalk ink and copics.

Thanks loads for looking :)  Hope you are having an excellent weekend.

Thursday 16 August 2012

Card Mania - Anything Goes

Today is the first day of the brand new Card Mania Challenges and we are being sponsored by.........

I am very excited about being on the DT as all the girls are incredibly talented.  Alot of them are Bulgarian so if you decide to have a look around at the DT blogs you may need to use your translate button.

here is a list of the other DT members.......

Now here is my card for our ANYTHING GOES challenge....

There was a mild disaster with this card, Connor decided to play with green glimmermist while my card was in front of him and it sprayed all over it, hence the funky green and blue sky in the image ;)

Thanks loads for coming to visit and have a grand day :)

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Childs Play

This week at Digital Tuesday Challenge we want to see cards for children.    We are being sponsored by Pink Gem, unfortunately I wasn't organised enough this week to snap up an image so I have used this image from the now closed :( Pollycraft (I shed a little tear that day).

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

It was VERY timely that I made this as the boys came home yesterday from school with invites to a party on the weekend, so that makes the card a little less stressful.

I used papers from MME "on the sunnyside" 6x6 paper pad, a kaisercraft "kidzone"stamp for the sentiment, Papaya bazzill cardstock, Hero Arts Cerulean chalk ink, prisma pencils for colouring all the image apart from the skin which is coloured with copics, pebbles inc flag, button and twine.  I used water colour paper for my image as I like to colour with pencils on a textured surface and the watercolour paper allows for blending with OMS really well.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.........
Anything Goes Challenge - Summer Days
Cards & More - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Celebrating Summer
Critter Challenge - Digi Challenge
Paper pretties - Anything Goes
Truely Madly Crafty - Summer
Whoopsie Dasy Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks loads for visiting on this gorgeous Wednesday morning :)  Hope you have a great day!!!!!

Friday 10 August 2012

My what big eyes you have layout

Hi, here with you today to share a layout with some summery colours to inspire winter to LEAVE NOW ;)

I have made up this layout with papers from a 6x6 pad, just to show that you certainly don't need to go out and specifically buy scrap supplies if scrapbooking is something you would like to try.

Here is my layout..........

I used my sewing machine to get the papers to stay in place.  I used AC Thickers for the main title and tiny type for the subtitle.  I cut up a journaling card that didn't suit and added washi tape to make it cohesive with colours in the layout.  I used some pre-made flags but they are so easy to make with paper and a toothpick you really don't need to buy pre-made ones.  I also used a flair badge, these are everywhere at the moment and I am totally in love with them.   That is it really, a very quick and easy layout to make so thanks for looking, have a great weekend :)

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Southern Girls Challenge Design Team Call

Over at Southern Girls Challenge we are on the hunt for a few new team, here is the info.....

 We are an open blog so any type of paper crafters can apply. We are a fortnightly challenge and the team is split into 2 groups so you are only required to do 1 project per month most months. We have lots of fabulous sponsors and they give us images to work with (YAY). So check our sponsor list and if these companies are your thing. If you are a scrapbooker or OTP artist you will not need to work with the images unless you want to.
We are pretty chatty, about loads of stuff not just crafting, so be prepared to work those fingers in our group message center. 
You will need a blog.
You will need to be able to use digital images if you are a card maker.
You must be able to use Yahoo groups as this is where we do our communicating.
The term is 6 months with an option to reapply

 If this sounds like a DT that may appeal to you please contact Lou & Trace at THIS EMAIL ADDRESS LINK!!!!!! (southerngirlschallenges{at}gmail{dot}com) with an email telling us a little about yourself, any current (if any) DTs you are on, fav techniques/ syles that sort of thing and attach your fave 5 projects for us to see and also add a link to your blog please. We are looking forward to perusing the hundreds of applicants emails and eagerly await all your lovely blog links :) Call closes 31st August 2012.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Cute & Quick with Washi Tape

here briefly to share a cute, quick and easy project with washi tape and a cheapo note book.

I started with this cheap pen and notebook from our local discount store

I sealed the notebook with modge podge, once it was dry I painted the notebook white with acrylic paint.  When it was dry I covered with strips of washi tape, I also wound another design of tape around the pen.

 On the inside I stuck down white card to hide the ripped ends of the tape.

I added elastic to the back to make a band to flick around to the front to hold the notebook shut.  I also made a loop in the front to hold the pen in place.  I attached the elastic using my eyelet fastener and large eyelets
To finish I cut a banner with spellbinders a Ribbon banners die and fussy cut a balloon from one of the papers in the 6x6 Basic Grey "What's Up"paper pad.

And there you have it a quick and cute gift for a friend or just something cute for yourself.

*CLOSED* Wanna Win Some Blog Candy? How About a Saturated Canary Voucher?


Well do ya????  To celebrate my return to full health and the fact I just feel like being a good sort I am giving away a SATURATED CANARY GIFT VOUCHER.

Yep that's right, one lucky bunny is going to win a $12 US Saturated Canary Voucher :)  I know right!  Awesome. You could buy lovely digi images like these.........
Ani  Beach BabyCopicaEllie's Birthday

Nice and easy as there is no international shipping from my end and you will get instant gratification as soon as you order from Krista at SC.   So what do you have to do to win this awesome prize?  Well I am so glad you asked.....
All you have to do is..... tell people about my giveaway on your blog in a post or on your sidebar link, add your blog and your name on the linky below and then you are good to go and you could also sign up as a follower to my blog (no pressure on this one :)

I will be getting on of my little lovelies to draw the winner on my You Tube Channel and also announcing it here on the 7th August.

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Monochromatic

This week over at Digital Tuesday Challenge we are all about monochromatic colours.  We are sponsored by Spesch Stamps this week, I have used one of their images for my card....

i have also used papers from Echo Park Hello Summer 6x6 pad and coloured my image with copics.  I really hope you will come and play along with us :)

I am entering my card in the following challenges......

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Party time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl - Pretty Papers