28 August 2013

Inkspirational Sketch

The challenge this week at Inkspirational is a sketch challenge and who doesn’t love a sketch!


I raided my stash and found some retired stamp a stack paper and then of course added some butterflies and bling.


Here is my take on the sketch:





Stamp set: Elements of Style (retired)
Card: Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits, 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch, Retired DSP, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Here is the sketch:




I would like to also enter this card into the following challenges:


This is the stunning photo inspiration at Creative Moments.


Creative Moments Challenge

      – Photo Inspiration 

Jelly Park Challenge – Things that Fly

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Make it Girly

Twisted Tuesday Challenge – Pink & Outdoors





Many thanks for visiting and I hope your week has been creative!

Keep safe and I hope you will visit again soon….Meg

Use a Number

A great new challenge over at Crafty Creations this week!  The challenge is to Use Numbers!


How easy and so many fabulous creations could be made.


I have used some retired DSP and the layout from the Clean and Simple Sketch 254 for the layout of my card plus I have used some of the new images from the Sketched Birthday stamp set.


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Sketched Birthday
Card: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red
Accessories:  1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Retired DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


A great easy fun card – I am really happy with the end result.


Here is a copy of the sketch:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge - #254 Sketch

Party Time Tuesday Challenge – # 135 Anything Goes

Sweets Stamps Challenge – # 132 Birthday

Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

Card Crafters Circle Challenge - #89 Bright Colours

Kitty Dee Design Challenge - #6 Birthday

Whimsy Inspires Challenge – # 62 CAS



Hope my little creation has inspired you in some way and maybe we will see you over at Crafty Creations this week.


Enjoy the rest of your week….Meg

27 August 2013

Pink Christmas

We have a Monochromatic challenge at Holly Jolly this week, so I have gone very non-traditional colours and used different shades of Pink.


The layout of the card is very simple and again I have raided my stash and found some perfect retired DSP.


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Heart of Christmas (retired)
Card: Strawberry Slush,Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Primrose Petal Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I would not normally have made a pink Christmas card but it is sometimes good to go outside of the box!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Card Mania Challenge - #28 Ribbon

Craftin Desert Divas Challenge – Anything Goes

Created with Love Challenge – # 95 Anything Goes

Eureka Stamps Challenge – # 54 Be Sentimental

Fashionista Challenge - #19 Christmas

Joanna Sheen Challenge – Pretty in Pink

Sister Act Card Challenge – # 21 Anything Goes

Stampin with Dragon Challenge – Christmas in August

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #87 Anything but a Birthday Card


Hope your week is looking good, thanks for visiting and I hope to see you back soon or even maybe over at Holly Jolly….Meg

25 August 2013

CAGI Travel

Our challenge this week at Come and Get It is themed around Travel, so where would you go?


I went searching in my stash for an image and found a wonderful dream image of Paris.  Ahh the City Of Love.


I am not sure who made the image and I don’t think I have used it before but I thought it was perfect for my card. 


I also stamped the En Francais image on the Perfect Plum cardstock in Perfect Plum ink and again in Crumb Cake on the Crumb Cake cardstock and layered them up.


Here is my card





Stamp set: En Francais, Paris Image (unknown company)
Card: Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Pearls, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I really like the dreamy look of the lady in the image, she seems so far away in her thoughts.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Sweet Stampin Challenge – Journeys, Travel or Destinations

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge – Time to Go

Patties Creations Challenge - #74 Anything Goes

QKR Stampede Challenge – #52 Anything Goes

The Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge – Tear It to Pieces

Milk Coffee Challenge – Bon Voyage Vacation

Little Red Wagon Challenge - #199 Layers

The Paper Shelter Challenge - #125 Holiday Time


Thank you for visiting my blog and having a look around.  I hope to see you again soon….Meg

20 August 2013

Christmas Winter Sports

We are in Christmas Sports mode over at Holly Jolly this week.


We want to see your Christmas creations with winter sport theme.  Our Christmas sports here in Australia are no where close to Winter mode, so I placed the Surfing Santa image on the shelf and have gone ice skating instead.


I have used our sponsor’s image called Winter Birds Skate.  The paper is from a retired paper stack that I found and thought the colour just made the card very bright and cheerful.


The layout for my card was inspired by the Layout and Unscripted Sketches Flashback Summer Sketch #69.


Here is my card





Stamp set: More Merry Messages, Bugaboo Winter Birds Skate
Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Real Red
Accessories:  Water Colour Pencils, Window Frames Collection. Red Glitter Paper, Snow Flurry Die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


Looks like he is cruising through a winter snow storm.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Unscripted Sketches Challenge – Flashback #69 Sketch

Crafty Boots Challenge – Christmas in August

Pumpkin Spice Challenge - #33 Coloured Project

Just Add Ink Challenge - #178 Just add Snowflakes


Hope you are having a great week, take care and I hope to see you again soon…Meg

18 August 2013

CAGI Things with Wings

If you love Things with Wings Theme challenges then you will definitely want to join us this week at Come and Get It.


Not only is this our theme but there is a sponsor’s prize up for grabs.


I have gone Red, Black and White this week and have used the sponsor’s image Best Wishes Dandelions as the main focus which has some butterflies but I also added one more.


If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will know that butterflies and bling are my favourites so I have used both!


Here is my card





Stamp set: Bugaboo Best Wishes Dandelions
Card: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




Simple, clean but with all the best intentions!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Catch the Bug Challenge – Bingo (Dandelion, No DSP, Bugaboo Image)

Card Craft Circle Challenge - #88 Winged Things

Card Makin Mamas Monthly Challenge – # Black, White plus 1 colour

Stampin for the Weekend Challenge - Butterflies

The House that Stamps Built Challenge - #814 Things with Wings

Inky Impressions Challenge – #121 Anything with Wings

The Crazy Challenge - #151 Anything Goes

Crafty Bloggers Network Monthly Challenge – Favourite Things



Have a wonderful week and keep safe.


See you next time….Meg

14 August 2013

Take Two at Crafty Creations

Over at Crafty Creations today we have shared our new challenge and this week we are challenging you to:


Take Two


Yep, don’t just create one for now, create one for later too!


Maybe you need some Birthday cards for your stash or what about the Christmas cards or gift boxes.  The choice is yours and we would love you to share with us.


The challenge is sponsored by Stamp Fairy and I have used some of the Freebie image/sentiment and paper piecing to create two wonderful cards.


Here are my cards:





Stamp set: Stamp Fairy Mimi Hearts & Barry Best Friends
Card: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  More Amore Speciality DSP (retired), Dimensionals, SNAIL Achesive


and here is the sketch that inspired the layout of my cards:



Love the sketch and how quick and easy it was to create these cards!


I would also like to enter my cards into the following challenges:


CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge - #40 Sketch

Can You Digi It Challenge - #42 Lift Me Up

Paper Minutes Challenge – #282 Pastel Colours

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – # 160 Pastel Rainbow

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #176 Use a Digi

One Stop Craft Challenge – # 238 Pastel Colours

Country View Monthly Challenge – #6 Quotations and Sayings

Southern Girls Challenge – Things Beginning with F (Friends)


Hope you are having a great week and that you are enjoying life and having fun!


See you again soon….Meg

Inkspirational Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone,


We have a great inspiration challenge this week over at Inkspirational and my inspiration is the letters in the photo.


Here is my card I created with my inspiration and I also used the current sketch at Paper Sweeties for the layout.






Stamp set:Loving Thoughts
Card: Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Ink: Primrose Petal 
Accessories:  1-1/4” Circle Punch, More Amore Speciality DSP (Retired), Letters from Eclectic Anthology, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


and here is the inkspirational photo



The images from our monthly long sponsor Eclectic Anthology, so we would love you join us and have some fun!


I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:


papersweeties sketch10 Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #10!



Paper Sweeties Sketch Challenge – # 10 Sketch

Stamps Fun Creativity Challenge – Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner Monthly Challenge – Words, Words, Words

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Going Krafty





See you next time…. Meg

13 August 2013

Glitter Galore

Julie has created a Glitter Challenge for everyone over at Holly Jolly this week and so I have gone glitter crazy.


I was inspired by the layout over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I have added some red and silver glitter paper to the card.


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Perfect Punches 
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Red & Silver Glitter Paper, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4” Circle Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive




and here is the sketch:





I just love the sparkle paper and all that fun Christmas sparkle.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - #16 Sketch

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #137 Picture Inspiration

Craftin Boutique Challenge - Christmas

Sarah Hurley Challenge – #83 Texture & Dimension

Lady Anne’s Challenge - #10 Anything Goes

Twisted Tuesday Challenge – Christmas in August

Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge - Glitter


Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon….Meg

11 August 2013

CAGI Sketch

Hi everyone,


I love sketches and I love the sketch that Shell has created for the new Come and Get It Challenge.


I have used some of the Etcetera DSP and added a bow and a butterfly to create my card. 


At the moment I am into bows so this ribbon is perfect for creating wonderful wide bows and they hold so well, just another reason to love them!


Here my card….









Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners
Card: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories:  Etcetera DSP, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Mini Vintage Tags (retired), Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Pearls, Night of Navy Wide Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



and here is Shell’s sketch…





You could make so many great quick cards with this sketch, I loved using it!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Brown Sugar Challenge – # 54 Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge - #19 Anything Goes

Reasonable Ribbon Challenge – # 77 Things with Wings

As You Like It Challenge – # 8 Favourite Ribbon/Twine

Crafty Ribbons Challenge – # 56 Anything Goes with Ribbon

Delightful Sketches Challenge – Make It Pop

Crafting by Design Challenge – Celebrate Women

Flutter By Wednesday Challenge – # 247 Winged Things

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – #92 Anything Goes




Wishing you a wonderful week of stamping, happiness and creativity… until next time take care….Meg

07 August 2013

Inkspirational Colour Challenge

Hi everyone,


A new month means a new sponsor at Inkspirational and a colour challenge.


This week the colours are


Light Pink, Green and White



So I have used Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White for my card and I have also used one of the free images from our Sponsor Ecelectic Anthology.


Here is my card:




Stamp set: Ecelectic Anthology image
Card: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery,Whisper White
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Certainly Celery Ribbon (retired), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



A fairly simple design but soft and pretty plus did a search on the word “Zephyr” and there was a meaning – a light wind. 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Bearly Mine Challenges - #98 Tic Tac Toe (Colour Pink, Ribbon & Digital Image)

Craft-Dee BowZ Monthly Challenge – August Anything Goes with a Bow

Get Inky Challenge – #10 Ribbons

My Craft Spot Challenge – #107 Clean and Simple

The Pink Elephant Challenge – #211 Texture

365 Cards Challenge – #215 Textured Background

One Stop Crafty Challenge - #237 Keep it Simple

The Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge – Embossing wet or dry or both



Thanks for stopping and visiting a while.


Please come back soon…..Meg

06 August 2013

Holly Jolly Sketch

This week I am hosting the challenge at Holly Jolly and I have created a fairly quick and easy sketch.


I have used some retired DSP for my card and some of the wonderful bright Gumball Green Ribbon.


Here is my card:




and the sketch:


Meighan Sketch 08/06/2013



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


613 Avenue Challenge - #31 Anything Goes with option twist

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #44 Add some red

Hobby House Monthly Challenge – #3 Christmas

Card and Scrap Challenge – #59 Anything Goes

365 Cards Challenge - #214 Rounding Corners

Jelly Park Challenge – #26 Christmas in July

Stamp n Doodle Challenge – Christmas in July



So if you are inspired to get a head start on your Christmas cards, please join us at Holly Jolly this week.


Have fun….Meg

04 August 2013

CAGI Colour Challenge

Hi and thanks for visiting my little creative corner!


I have created a card for the new Come and Get It Challenge that I am hosting.


This week we are looking for projects that have the following colours only but you can use neutrals:


Island Indigo, So Saffron & Lucky Limeade


Wonderful fresh colours that can be used in so many ways.


I have gone with the Island Indigo as the base and added some Lucky Limeade DSP and my splash of So Saffron is a butterfly!


Here is my card:






Stamp set: Bloomin with Kindess, Serene Silhouettes
Card: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Very Vanill
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Very Vanilla Ribbon (retired), Summer Smooches DSP (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The layout of my card was inspired by the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, here is the sketch:




I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge - #209 Sketch

Reasonable Ribbon Challenge – #77 Things with Wings

Seemacraft Monthly Challenge – August ‘Butterfly’

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #47 Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – #153 Bling

Craftin Boutique Challenge – #1 Anything Goes

Lori Designs Challenge - #52 Designer Paper

Paper Pretties Challenge – #31 Thank You

Whimsical Designs Challenge – Bug or Animal

Cuttin and Stampin Challenge – #30 Clean and Simple


The Design Team over at Come and Get have created some fabulous creations using these colours and they are all so different – click here to have a look.


Have wonderful week and take care.  See you again soon….Meg