Thursday, 30 July 2009

Just For You

Afternoon everyone,
I have been busy today sorting out my craft room
and came across this cute Penny Black Stamp,
that I haven't used for ages.
So, here is the little hedgie, on a card for this week's
Charisma Cardz Challenge.

I have slightly squashed Joanne's sketch -
because I only have these square cards,
and I have turned it on it's side.
Go and check out the fab work from the DT
to see the elongated version.

Stamp - from the Penny Black Bubbly Set,
coloured with whispers pens.
Text Stamp - Papermania, Stamping For Him.
Design Paper - Papermania, Regency
Flowers were punched from the DP,
with added Diamon Dust.
Brads, ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Twice the Fun!

I had so much fun with this great sketch from Caryn at
A Spoon Full of Sugar
that I decided to use it twice!
I just changed the colour theme and the ribbon detail on each card.
This week's challenge sponsor is Nikki of
Bunny Zoe's Crafts with a fab prize of a
High Hopes stackable Santa Stamp and some Christmas charms.
Stamp - Penny Black Christmas Critters,
coloured with whispers pens, and sprinkled with diamond dust.
Design Paper - K & Co Peppermint Twist
Sentiments from Craftwork Cards
The snowflakes were punched, with a pearl added to the centre,
and then covered with diamond dust.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Christmas Bird Houses

I have had so much fun today, making these little bird houses
to hang on the Christmas tree.
I thought they would be great with some chocolate or sweeties inside.
You do know there's only 151 day to go !!

These are for this week's Winter Wonderland Challenge,
which is to make a tree decoration.
If you're a christmas fan like me, then you too will just love this blog,
so hop on over there and check out the fabulous creations
from the DT.
I used the excellent template from Nichole Heady
complete with easy to follow tutorial,
and just added a little, lace border to the roof edges.
The cute robin stamp is from Pink Gem Designs,
with the main part of the stamp masked off.
Design Paper is K & Co Peppermint Twist.


Friday, 24 July 2009

Cupcake Bookmark

I confess, I am a bookaholic -
and yesterday I bought a fresh new supply of novels
to get me through the next few weeks.
One of them was Stieg Larsson's, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
This is the first of a crime thriller trilogy.
Has anyone else read them?
I would be interested in what you thought.

Anyhoo - I thought it would be a good idea to make a bookmark.
I am entering this for this week's
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.
The theme is 'masking',
and you could win the cutest House Mouse stamp.
Check out the DT work for some really awesome cards.

I used the cupcake stamps from Simon Says Stamp,
masking each one as I went along,
then coloured them with whispers pens, and cut them out.
I layered them onto the design paper, which is
DCWV Nana's Nursery baby Girl.
Card candy and ribbon are from my stash.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Boys can sparkle too!!

I like to add a bit of sparkle to my cards
and there's no reason why boys can't sparkle too!!
Here are 2 boys' cards made with glittered papers.

The card above is for this week's Pollycraft Challenge.
It's a wonderful sketch this week, that I have turned on it's side.
Please pop over there and check out the fab DT work,
and the cute stamps, up for grabs if you submit an entry.

The card below is for another sketch at the Simon Says Challenge
The DT work over there is just the cutest -
and, the generous Heidi has offered a fab $25 prize to spend in the
Simon Says Stamp Store.
As an extra bonus there is hidden candy on one of the DT blogs.

Card One - Woodware Playtime stamps, coloured with whispers pens.
Design Paper - DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy
Brads from my stash.
Card Two - Magnolia, Bartender Edwin stamp, coloured with whispers pens
Design Paper - same as above.
Buttons and ribbon from my stash.
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

18 Card

I don't often do 'shaped' cards,
but I wanted a card for my niece,
and this week's Stamptacular Challenge
gave me the incentive to try something different.
I found it tricky to cut out the number,
so don't look too closely!!
Sorry about the dark picture too, but it's been raining here all day
and the light isn't good.
I found the template for the 18 card online at Time For Crafting.
Hop on over there and take a look, there are allsorts
of templates and resources.

Design Paper - K & Co Sparkly Sweet
Stamp - Magnolia, Sweetheart Tilda,
coloured with whispers pens.
Flowers punched from DP and sprinkled with diamond dust
Pearl brads and charm from the Hobby House
Ribbon and pearl stickers from my stash.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Build A Card

There is a really great challenge over at
Stamptacular Sunday.
I have been so engrossed in it, that the family
have started to wander into my craft room,
to see why they haven't been fed yet!!!

Today's fun is called 'Build A Card'.
You need to visit the blogs of the 10 DT members
and see what elements you need to 'build' your card.
Be quick though - your card needs to be in by midnight
Monday 20th July.

I have checked and double checked
to make sure I have the 10 elements on my card.
I'm not saying what they are though.
You will have to find them yourself!!

Stamp - Penny Black coloured with whispers pens
and stickles glitter.
Paper - DCWV Nann's Nursery Baby Boy
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Flowers were punched from the design paper
Charm from Hobby House
Ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

I made the top 5

I made the top 5 at the Allsorts Challenge.
Click on the banner above to go to their site
and check out the fab DT work
and challenges, that are posted every Saturday.

Doggy Wishes

I cannot resist doggy stamps,
and this one, from Pink Gem Designs, is so cute.
It looks just like my Suzie.

For this card,
I followed the great sketch over at Friday Sketchers,
and just turned it on it's side.
Have a look at the wonderful DT work over there -
they are all so different, but beautifully done.
If you take part this week, you're in with a chance of winning
a fab ribbon kit, from Ribbon Mad

Stamp - Pink Gem Designs coloured with whispers pens.
Design Paper - K & Co Sparkly Sweet
Card candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Blossoms and leaves from my stash.


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Lazy day and revamped blog

No crafting today folks,
instead I have had a wonderfully lazy day.
I have tinkered with my blog background and picked something
nice and bright for a change.
So if you're stopping by,
remember to wear your sunglasses.


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

I know, I know, it's another Christmas card....
I just got carried away.. lol*

This is for this week's Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.
Now I have looked again, I'm not sure I have followed the sketch properly.
I added a horizontal band across the middle,
but the sketch is really 2 bands top and bottom.
Does that even make sense to anyone???
Pop on over there and check out the fabulous DT work
and you will see what I mean.
I decorated the inside of this card too..
and gave it a centre aperture.
(Thanks to Jackie for showing me how to do this).
Stamp: Pink Gem Designs, coloured with whispers pens
and stickles glitter.
White snowflakes were punched and covered in Diamond Dust
Design Paper: from last year's Christmas stash.
Small snowflakes, baubles on wire and sentiment, were from a set I
found at the bottom of my Christmas box.
Card candy from Craftwork Cards

Only 163 days to go !!!!

Are you excited yet? lol**
I am!
I love Christmas -
(I even found myself looking at my Nigella Christmas recipe book last night!! )
so I am really glad I came across the
I just love seeing all those cards with snowflakes and snowmen,
holly and trees.
Go check them out.
This week their challenge theme is 'Christmas Presents'.

I used this Pollycraft digital stamp of Wilbur,
which you wouldn't initally think of as a christmas stamp,
but with the presents paper-pieced in sparkly reds and greens,
it works really well.

Pollycraft digital stamp, coloured with whispers pens and
Design paper: K & Co Peppermint Twist
Card Candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and flower embellie from my stash.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Party Giraffe

Here's another cute Dustin Pike image,
that I used for this week's Allsorts challenge.

If, like me, your your craft supplies are in old shoe boxes and
random containers, then this is the challenge for you.
You could win a super prize of a krafters purse from
There is a great sketch for you to follow
and lots of fab inspiration from the DT.

Digital Stamp : Dustin Pike, coloured with whispers pens.
Design Paper : DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy
Sentiment and card candy Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from my stash.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Birthday Monkey

Afternoon everyone,
hope you are all enjoying the weekend.
I have a full house today, so this is just a quick post before I
start to cook a lovely roast dinner.

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday.
This is a fab sketch and the DT have made a wonderful selection
of cards to give you inspiration.
This week's sponsors are Simon Says Stamp
with a generous $25 gift certificate.

Stamp - Digital stamp from Dustin Pike,
coloured with whispers pens
Design Paper - DCWV Nana's Nursery, Baby Boy
Card candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Dragonfly brad from Doodlebug Design Inc.


Saturday, 11 July 2009

Pimm's O'clock

Morning everyone.
Can someone please give me an extra couple of hours in the day,
I don't seem to have enough of them right now.
I have managed to put together this little gift for my daughter
and her two housemates, who have just moved into new Uni digs.

I am entering it for this week's Stamp Something Challenge.
The theme is 'Pink, Green and Yellow Somethings'.
There's not an awful lot of yellow on my project,
but I hope there's enough to just scrape by
If you have 5 minutes hop on over there and check out the
fabulous DT work that has used the cutest stamps from their sponsors
Peachy Keen Stamps

Digital new home stamp from Pink Petticoat.
Text stamped with My Sentiments Exactly - Adrienne's multi.
Design Paper - DCWV Nana's Nursery, Baby Girl.
Eyelets, ribbon and card candy from my stash.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Christmas in July - 2!!

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all enjoying the weekend.
If you are a glitter girl, like me, you really should check out these stamps from
They are just perfect for adding oodles of glitter and sparkle.

I am entering this card for 2 challenges
Stamp Something's 'Christmas' theme and
Stampin' for the Weekend's Sketch Number 2
Both challenge blogs have some fabulous DT work,
so hop on over there and check them out.
And, if you take part this week,
you will be in with a chance to win some lovely prizes
from their sponsors.


Stamp - Pink Gem Designs coloured with whispers pens and
stickles glitter in 'crystal' and 'baby blue'.
Xmas design paper from last year, but it's lost it's wrapping so
I'm not sure what make it is.
Punched snowflakes covered in Diamon Dust.
Sentiment and card candy from Craftwork Cards.
Ribbon from my stash

Friday, 3 July 2009

Christmas in July

What do you do on the hottest day of the year to keep cool?
You make an ice blue, sparkly Christmas card..
I made this card yesterday,
and thought I'd better post it before the tennis starts.
It's for the
Moving Along with the Times challenge,
It's a wonderful sketch, with the option of using
ice blue and white.
What a perfect challenge for me, considering I had just
bought some gorgeous Christmas stamps from
Stamp - Pink Gem Designs, coloured with whispers pens.
I made a mistake in my rush to colour the stamp -
I coloured in a blue hat, where I now think it's actually hair!!!
Never mind.
Design Papers - Anita's Classic Christmas Blue
Fiskars lace punch - small snowflake punch.
Swirl cut with Sizzix die.
Ribbon from my stash.
Lots of Stickles glitter and a sentiment from
Craftwork Cards.

Thursday, 2 July 2009


It's a scorcher here again today.
Trust my daughter to have to move house at Uni,
over the two hottest days of the year!!
I will be quite happy not to have to lift another chest of drawers,
for a very long time!!

seems to be the challenge theme of the moment,
so here is my entry for this week's
Stamp: WOJ Summer Collection, coloured with whispers pens.
Design paper, tags, butterflies, scalloped circle, were all freebies
from the latest edition of Simply Cards & Papercrafts.
Stick on pearls, ribbon and brad from my stash.
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards.