29 June 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge blog.

Challenge for this week is a sketch. I really enjoyed doing this one.

28 June 2009

Entertained by my Cricut

My Sunday afternoon has been spent trying to get to know my Cricut machine. I've made this little gift bag with some Stampin Up papers, a Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl stamp and some Prima Caboodles. I bought 3 tins of these cute flowers and I have to get some more. They're really pretty.

24 June 2009

My 1st Gorjuss Girl

This is my entry into this weeks challenge at the Sugar Bowl. The card is based on a sketch and you had to also use kraft paper in your card. These Sugar Nellie stamps are just too cute.

23 June 2009

A night of little surprises

Having a little blog hop and I've noticed a few hits coming from Stampin' When I Can so I thought I'd go and check it out. Gorgeous blog of Allison with lots of links to other beautiful places. She has these lists on her blog titled 'Newly Discovered' and my blog is listed there. Very cool and very flattering.

I've popped onto Magnolia Down Under Challenges Blog and see that I got a Top 3 badge for my Edwin boy card in last weeks challenge. Very cool again :)

Next stop on the blog list is off to Sugar Nellie and I see I've won the wedding candy. Two wedding stamps not released until July, with a few other bits and pieces to make wedding cards. How exciting!!! (I got these images from the Sugar Nellie blog, someone let me know if I'm not allowed to put the here :) please ).



I wasn't even going to blog hop tonight seeing as though once again this month I've used all my broadband download limit and am on dinosaur dial up again.
I'm hoping to get my card for the Sugar Bowl finished tonight, took me ages to decide which Gorjuss Girl I'm going to use. I've got her all coloured in and just have to pick some papers.
Enjoy your Wednesday!

21 June 2009

I ummed and arred about putting this here

...but I've seen some of the new releases on another blog now. I've been waiting for what seems like ages to get my hands on the new Kaisercraft Penny Royale and it was so worth the wait. The stuff is gorgeous. In fact all the new ranges are.

So I scrapped, for the first time in ages. I didn't exactly do a page but I still scrapped!! No stamps or pencils in sight, just a gorgeous off the page product. A Kaisercraft key holder in the shape of a birdhouse. How cute is this!!





I've layered heaps on this and the centre of the bird house has a circle die cut and I've used rubons on acetate circles and layered them over the top of this. I love how it's turned out. I originally thought I'd have to gift it to someone though cause the colour theme in our house is browns and greens, it doesn't quite match.
I then thought I could put it in my craft room and hang ribbons from it on little rings, but I've got a pretty cool ribbon holder already. Now I've decided that it is definitely going in the craft room. I'm going to hang my plastic templates and stencils from it and also my Tim Holtz ink mat thing, which I've been looking for a place to hang for ages.

17 June 2009

A boy card!!! What the!!!

That's what I said when I saw the challenge at Magnolia Down Under. This fortnights challenge is all about a boy. I'm hopeless at male cards and don't even really have any guy images. I borrowed this Edwin stamp from Vickii at work and I'm really happy with how he's turned out. I love this paper I used too, I think it's 7 Gypsies.

The Just Magnolia challenge blog is to paper piece. I pieced my Tilda together the other day and made this quickie 5 minute acetate card tonight. Her dress, shoes and hair bow have been pieced with Sassafrass Lass paper. Not overly impressed with the end result but maybe I should have took my time a bit more :)
Note to self: have a look at the colour ink you pick up before going for it!!!
Tea Dye Distress ink is apparently darker than I think. In my mad rush I grabbed the wrong one, smugged it and then just had to cover the whole little pic.

I do love the acetate cards but, and I haven't made one for ages. Drives me insane trying to get a decent photo of them though.
Hump days been and gone, enjoy the rest of your week!!

13 June 2009

My 1st Sugar Nellie

This is one of the images I got from Mel. I put through my first order for some Sugar Nellies last week and the same night I was back online putting through another order. I got some Gorjuss Girls and I can't wait to find them in my letterbox.

I've done this card for the Sugar Bowl Blog. It's a sketch and you also had to use blue and green.
This card has been done for a challenge on the Roses on Paper. The criteria for this one was to use pink, yellow and green.

It's Saturday night and I have no plans but to sit here and blog hop for a while and get some crafting done. I'm full up with a stupid cold and have no energy at all. Every bone in my body feels like it's aching. I need chocolate...desperately.....



If you like strawberry Freddos then you have to try the new Cadbury Berry Pannacotta, not quite as sweet as the strawberry frogs...just perfect. mmmm

Thanks Melissa

Thank you so much Mel. We've been doing a little image swap and these gorgeous things arrived in the mail yesterday.

I also got this beautiful card. It's gorgeous Mel, thanks heaps.
I feel so lucky. Give me 15 minutes and I will post the first card I made with one of these stamps.

12 June 2009

Pay it forward

As I sit here eating a bowl of my favourite vanilla icecream and coconut topping, I remembered about this post.
This was supposed to go on here a couple of weeks ago but I got distracted by other things and it's a bit late. Sorry Tammy.
I was lucky to have made it into the first three comments on Tammys post and now I get to play along in the pay it forward.
I will make something special for the first three people who comment on this post, and those commenters can do their own "Pay it forward" on their blog.
I will make and send off the goodies sometime in the next 12 months.
If you are interested in playing be the first 3 to leave a comment on this post and you can then play "Pay it forward" on your blog.

Remember there's upto 12 months to make your goodies and send them off.

08 June 2009

2 more

So I've spent my public holiday doing more challenges. One day I might actually learn to take the photos of them before dark...I had lots of trouble with the pics of these ones tonight, so forgive the photography please.

I started this one last night for the Stampin for the Weekend blog. Criteria: purple and yellow....for those that don't me....I despise purple!! Thought I'd give it a go anyway and the combination of colours really is quite nice. Not me, but nice anyways. I'm sure one of my nans would like this card and I'm trying anything at the moment to get a bit of mojo back.

This one's my take for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. Criteria: Bloomin Gorgeous, and I've taken this to mean flowers. This one doesn't have to be a card so I tried something different. I used my Cricut!!! Finally!! My Cricut and some MME papers, perfect combo.

I have another couple I've been trying to get started today for some challenges but haven't quite got there yet. That's what happens I spose when you don't get out of bed til 11am.

This weeks challenges

I've done a couple of cards again for this weeks challenge blogs.
This first one is for the Whiff of Joy challenge. Same stamp as last week but it's the only one I've got so far. Criteria this week was to use a charm so I've pulled out all my jewellery making gear and put this one together. I love this shiny Making Memories paper!
This is for the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog. Again, same stamp as I used last week, but it's just so cute. The criteria there this week is a sketch.
This last card is the one I made for my step mums birthday this week....same stamp again...can you tell this one's my favourite!!!


I tried something a little different with my colouring this weekend. I own 1, yes 1, Copic marker and decided I wanted to colour in an image with my pens. I have over 100 Marvy Le Plume markers so I'm not lacking in colours. I used these and my 1 Copic to colour an image and I really couldn't tell the difference between my Marveys and the Copic. Still didn't like the image and it went in the bin, so sticking to my pencils I think. Much more control of the colour.

So the plan for my long day weekend was to scrap. I haven't scrapped anything in ages. That plan went out the window today when I realised I had a project due in a couple of weeks for Scrapbook Creations and I hadn't composed anything or prepared the steps. A few hours later and I think I'm sorted. They want a photo too. Does anyone have a good photo I could borrow!! I think taking a pic of myself is going to be the hardest part of this challenge.

I got a new toy this week too. My Cricut came! Yay!!! But I don't know what to do with it. I've had a little play but I'm so lacking in inspiration lately that I've spent more time looking at it than using it.

Hope everyone enjoys the extra day off this weekend.