25 February 2014

Summer Reindeer

We have a fabulous Christmas Challenge over at Holly Jolly featuring “Reindeer”, now who doesn’t have an image of a Reindeer!


We would love you to join us and we are lucky to have our challenge sponsored by Meljen, so you could win a prize!


I have used the sponsor’s image called Summer Reindeer and it is the focal point of my card. I have added some retired SU DSP called “International Bazaar” definitely not Christmas DSP but suits the colours of the image.


I added a corner to the card and stamped “Season’s Greeting” from the More Merry Messages stamp set – love this set!  Plus I used some of the new Natural Chevron Ribbon from the Seasonal Catalogue. 


Just for a little bit more I punched one side of the Midnight Muse card stock with Eyelet Border Punch.


Here is my card:




What a cutie!


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


My Perfect Life Challenge - Festive

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - #64 Something Spooled

Crafty Hazelnut’s Challenge - #165 Use Sentiment

Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #37 Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge - #45 Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #83 Holiday

Paper Pretties Challenge - #19 Ribbon

Card Making Mamas Challenge - #81 Stack It Up

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #120 Anything Goes



Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you over at Holly Jolly.


Have a wonderful week.



23 February 2014

CAGI – Domestic Animals

Our fun themed challenge at Come and Get It this week is:


Domestic Animals


I have used our sponsor for the challenge is Oak Pond Creations and I have used their image called Fancy Fish.  We have all had a fish at some stage growing up so this little fish is my domestic animal for this challenge.


The layout for my card has been inspired by the current sketch at Sketch N Stash.  The DSP called Watercolour Wonder is new and is from the Seasonal Catalogue -I just love the fun colours and to me they fit perfectly with the little fish.


Lots of bling (non-SU) and I have used the Nestablities dies Beaded Ovals and Lacey Circles.  I have also used the Oval Collections Die from SU.


The sentiment reads “Dreaming of Everything wonderful for You” and the Whisper White Organza Ribbon is from my stash.  I have used Scallop Edge Border punch.  Lots of different elements.


Here is my card:




The little fish has been coloured in with my copic markers and cardstock used is Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.


and here is the sketch:




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


Sketch N Stash Challenge - #133 Sketch

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Tic Tac Toe (Gems, Die Cuts, Ribbon)

Card and Scrap Challenge – Everyone can celebrate

Card Makin Mamas Challenge - #81 Stack It Up

Patties Creations Challenge - #86 Spots or Dots

The Stamping Boutique Challenge - #5 Use Punch or Die Cut

Paper Pretties Challenge - #19 Ribbon

Penny’s Challenge - #165 Lots of Layers

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - #17 Use 2 or more Dies


Many thanks for visiting and I hope that you have found some little inspiration! Have a great day!



19 February 2014

Keep It Simple

Do you like CAS cards or maybe they are a challenge for you and you want to give them a try?  Well either way you will want to join us this week at Crafty Creations as our theme for the next two weeks is:


Keep It Simple


and if you join us you could be in the running to win a prize!  Click here to check out the challenge.


I love the CAS sketches that Clean and Simple provide and I have used them many times before and again today to create my card.


I saw the sketch but was not sure what stamp set(s) I would use.  I recently placed an order from the current Seasonal Catalogue and also got some freebies because of Sale-a-Bration and my order arrived in time to create my card for this challenge.


I have used the sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set from the Seasonal Catalogue.  The banners have been stamped using the Banner Blast set and punched our using the Banner punch which both part of Sale-a-Bration.


The little hearts have been punched out using the Owl Builder punch and I have used the colours, Perfect Plum, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana.  The base card is Crumb Cake and the main layer is Very Vanilla.


Here is my card:




Quick and simple, plus I just love the colours together!  A card perfect for Valentines but very non-traditional colours.


Here is the sketch:



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


Clean and Simple Challenge - #280 Sketch

Stampin Celebration Inspirational Challenge - #75 Photo Inspiration

Card Mania Challenge - #40 Love is All Around

Sentimental Sunday Challenge - #194 Pack a Punch

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - #63 Love

Just for Fun Challenge – Love is in the Air

A Gem of A Challenge - #113 Spots and Stripes

Creative Corner Challenge – From the Heart

Stamping with Dragon Challenge – Love



I hope you enjoyed this little post and that you are having a fabulous week.


See you next time.



18 February 2014

Holly Jolly – Snow Fun

It is Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Holly Jolly and we would love you to join us with our fun theme this week, which is


Snow Fun


We have two sponsors Fitztown & Art by Miran, so join us and show us what fabulous Christmas Creations you can make with this theme!


I have used an image called Snow Kissed by our sponsor Art by Miran, which has been coloured with my Copic and layered on some retired SU DSP Summer Smooches and the other paper is from my stash.


I recently purchased this Winter Snow punch by Martha Stewart and I have added a little border on the top of the image layer and added some cut out snowflakes.


The beautiful ribbon is from my SU ribbon stash and is the Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon. There is also Silver Dazzling Details on the snowflake bubbles.


Here is my card:





I didn’t think it needs a sentiment, it is definitely a card for the Christmas Stash!


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


Lacy Sunshine Challenge - #27 Lots of Layers

My Perfect Life Challenge – Festive

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #200 Use a Digi

The Christmas Challenge - #27 Snow

Emergency Crafters Monthly Challenge – Red or Pink

The Cupboard Trilogy Monthly Challenge - #19 Love & DT Call

The East Wind Challenge - #1 Love

Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge – Love is All Around

Sister Act Card Challenge - #45 Anything Goes


Many thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.



16 February 2014

Humorous Birthday


Our new challenge at Come and Get It this week is sponsored by Bugaboo and the Theme is:


Humorous Birthday


I am using the Bugaboo image called Gus Birthday Rocking Chair and if you have any funny birthday creations we would love to see them!


I have coloured the image in with my Copic markers added a little bit of red down one side of the card with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I just love the sentiment!


Here is my card:




A pretty simple layout but this sentiment and image, I don’t think much more is needed.


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


A Little Bit Crafty Monthly Challenge – Man Up

Crafty Bloggers Challenge – For the Boys

Crafty Cardmarkers Challenge - #109 This is Man’s World


Enjoy your week!  See you next time.



15 February 2014

Inkspirational Bingo

Hello everyone,


Two weeks have past and we have a new challenge at Inkspirational.


For the next two week’s we are playing Bingo or Tic Tac Toe, so there are lots of choices and we would love to see you there!


I have chosen Bling, Ribbon and Flowers and the layout of my card has been inspired by Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.


I just love the two sentiment stamps form the Million and One stamp set and I love the quick background the Gingham Washi Tape creates.


The first piece of Washi Tape has lots of little flowers on it and the main flower is from the Secret Garden stamp set.  I have stamped it three times and then cut the flowers up and layered them.


Added Bling, love bling and the beautiful satin Daffodil Delight Ribbon from my SU Ribbon stash. You know I do love ribbon too!


The little flag was created using the Bitty Banners die and the border using the Eyelet Border punch.


Here is my card:




and here is the sketch which I rotated:


Deconstructed Sketch 138


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


Deconstructed Sketch Challenge - #138 Sketch

A Creative Romance Challenge – Let’s Get Sentimental

Brown Sugar Challenge - #81 Use a Die Cut or Punch

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #75 Ribbon and Bling

QKR Stampede Challenge - #75 Sentiment Only

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #76 Ribbons and Bows

Red Rubber Inspirational Challenge - #107 Dreaming of Spring

SUO Challenge – #90 Punch Parade




Thanks for stopping and having a browse, enjoy your weekend!



11 February 2014

Christmas for Kids

Hi everyone,


We have fun challenge this week at Holly Jolly, we would like you to create a Christmas Card for a Child.


We have another great sponsor The Stamping Boutique, so please come and join us and share what you create!


I have used the Christmas Reindeer image from The Stamping Boutique and teamed it up with some paper from the Couture Creations Vintage Christmas Paper Pad.


The fun layout is from the current challenge at Sketch Saturday and I have used my copic markers to add some colour to the image.


I have used Midnight Muse (love this colour) for the base of the card and layered some Crumb Cake cardstock under the image.  The Real Red ribbon is retired and from my SU ribbon stash!


But of course where would any card be with out some ‘bling’.


Here is my card:




Now can you guess which cheeky reindeer this is?


Here is the Sketch, which I have rotated:



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


Sketch Saturday Challenge - #296 Sketch

Robyn's Fetish Challenge - #198 Animals or Birds

Suzy Bee’s Bloom Challenge - #15 Anything Goes

Creative Corner Challenge – Seeing Red

Patties Creations Challenge - #85 Use Red in your Image

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - #205 Hey Cutie

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #75 Anything Goes with Ribbon

Crimbo Crackers Challenge - #57 Christmas Happiness



Thank you for visiting, keep crafting and see you next time!



09 February 2014

It’s all about the Girls


Hi everyone, I hope that you are well and thank you for stopping to say ‘hi’.


We have a warm weekend here is Sydney but I love my weekend time.  I have caught up with some people I used to work with and just spent Saturday talking and laughing.


Sunday is time with my daughter and just getting ready for the week to come.


I love weekend’s like this – so I hope that yours wonderful too!


I also wanted to share with you my card for the new challenge at Come and Get It for this week.  Our theme for the the challenge is:


Make It Girly


We would love everyone to share the ‘girly’ project with us and be in the running to win some wonderful prizes.  We have two sponsors for this challenge, Lacy Sunshine and Limited Run.


I have used a Limited Run image called Molly.  To me this image yells ‘teenager’ but I loved it when I saw it.


The layout for my card has been inspired by the current sketch at Sketch n Stash.


The beautiful paper I have used is one of the items you can earn free with Sale-a-bration and I love the colours.  The paper is called Sweet Sorbet and I have used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock which compliments the paper.


I decided to create a square card today as I wanted to showed off the image and the sketch a little more.


The image is die cut with the SU Ovals Collection and the flowers/bling are from my stash.  I have also added some embossing using the retired SU Lacy Brocade embossing folder.


Here is my card:






At the moment I have only a few copic markers but the more I use them the more I want – like most crafty things  :)


So from my stash I have used the the following markers to colour the image:


Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11

Cheeks & Lips: R21

Eyes: B02

Hair: E000, E30, E33, E42

Jacket: BG0000, BG10, BG11

Shirt & Bow: Y0000, Y21, Y23

Shorts: B93, B95










I am very happy with my card and I just love the all the soft colours.


Here is the sketch:



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


Sketch and Stash Challenge - #132 Sketch

Desert Island Monthly Challenge - #71 Third Birthday (ribbon, sparkle, embossing, 3 papers)

Feeling Crafty Monthly Challenge – Dies and/or Punches

Delightful Sketches Challenge – Anything Goes

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge – Emboss That

Sassy Studio Design Challenge - #215 Stop and Smell Flowers

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #81 Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter Challenge - #144 Use at Least 3 Papers

Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge - #89 Anything Goes



Well that is it for me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Occasions Catalogue 2014



The new Occasions Seasonal Catalogue is here and it is bursting with lots of gorgeous new products.


So grab a cuppa, have a browse and if you are anything like me you will need a pen and paper for your list.


Don’t forget that you will qualify for a Sale-a-Bration freebie for every $90 you spend!


Email me to place your order, or click HERE to Shop Now.


Any questions please let me know.






It's here!


Until the end of March, for every$90 you spend, you can choose a free gift. There are lots to choose from (11 items, plus 2 digital downloads) and the selection is awesome.


There are 4 stamp sets, an embossing folder, a punch, Designer Series Paper, Embellishments, a card kit and even a banner and treat bags.


A $90 purchase gets you 1 free item, $180 gets you two, and so on. If your order total reaches $300, you also qualify for Stampin' Rewards ($50 in freebies of your choice, from any current catalogue)

Check out the Sale-a-Bration Brochure:


To see the Free Product Choices, go to page 12.

Pages 1-11 are the Bundles. Stampin' Up! have put some Bundles together to make shopping even easier. These bundles aren't discounted, they are just a quick and easy way to earn your Sale-a-Bration freebies. You can see the bundles HERE


Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack while you're there....new items have been added. Grab yourself some bargains, and a Sale-a-Bration freebie too!


Email me to place your order, or click HERE to Shop Now.

05 February 2014

For the Birds

Wow the middle of the week already!  I hope your week has been fine so far and continues to get better as we head into the weekend.


Just a quick post to share with you the details of our new challenge at Crafty Creations.  The challenge will run for the next two weeks and the theme is:


For the Birds


So as long as you have a bird image on your creation we would love you to share it with us.  Plus you could be in the running to win prize from our Sponsor Robyn’s Fetish.


I have used one of Robyn’s images called “a little birdie told me” and I have coloured it in with my Copic markers added some patterned papers from my stash.


Here is my card:




I made this a Thank You card as you never know when you will need one and I love the simplicity of the final result.


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


Paper Makeup Challenge - #126 Anything Goes

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - #62 Use Embellishments

ABC Challenge – E is for Embellish

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenge - #11 Anything Goes with Layering

Brown Sugar Challenge - #79 Feathers

Fairy Tale Challenge - #86 More than 2 Colours


Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.



04 February 2014

Christmas Tags

Hello and nice to see you again!


Just a quick post to tell you about our new challenge at Holly Jolly which commences today for the next week:




Yes, handmade Christmas tags plus our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo.


I have used the sponsor’s image called Deer Duo and the base tag is one of those vanilla shipping tags.  Not sure if that is what they are called but it was perfect find in my stash.


I added some SU paper from a stamp a stack and some Summer Starfruit & Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The oval die is from the Ovals Collection and the punch is retired Eyelet Punch.


The image has been coloured in with my Copic markers and I have tried to use colours that would go with the paper.


Here is my tag:





I just love the bright colour and it will be perfect with a To: & From: on the back for someone’s present this Christmas.


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


Christmas Card Challenge - #10 Tags

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #198 Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy Monthly Challenge - #17 Add at least one Heart

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Hearts

Animal Friends Monthly Challenge – Dots (must have animal image)

Doodle Pantry Monthly Challenge - #43 Any Digi Goes

Catch the Bug Challenge – Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Use a Digi



Thank you taking the time to look around.  Have a fabulous week – always.




02 February 2014

CAGI Clean and Simple

Hi everyone,


Hope you are having a great weekend, we have had a lovely Summer’s day here in Sydney and the heat has been reduced with the Summer’s breeze.


We have a new challenge over at Come and Get It and this week we are challenging your clean and simple skills.  So CAS (Clean and Simple) is the theme.


If you love CAS or maybe you are up for a challenge to create something CAS then please join our challenge and show us your creations.


The colours of my card are Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla and the sentiment is from the Chalk Talk stamp set.  The flicks of colour are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and there is of course some butterflies which I have layered.


Here is my card:




I tried to line up the flicks of colours so that they lined up on the Very Vanilla.


I really like the two colours together and you could re-create this card in some many colour combos.


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


Drunken Stampers Challenge - #157 Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Challenge - #216 Anything Goes

Delicious Doodles Challenge - #73 Die Cuts and/or Punches

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - #204 Clean and Simple

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #117 Anything Goes



Thank you for visiting, see you next time.



01 February 2014

Inkspirational DT CASE

Wow it is the 1st February, where did January go?!

And it has been two weeks since our last challenge at Inkspirational, so it is time for a new one.

Our challenge for the next two weeks is to CASE our DT member Yvonne.


Please come over the challenge blog have a look at our new and inviting blog layout plus see what the other DT members have CASED from Yvonne to inspire you to join us!


I have used all SU products except for the lace which is from my stash and the colours are a bit different and are from the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge:


Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Tangerine Tango.


I have used the Fields Flowers & En Francais stamp sets.  Added some butterflies which have been embossed and die cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die.  Love bling, so there is bling and some Linen Thread too.


Here is my card:




and here is Yvonne’s card





I love the layout of the card – thanks Yvonne!

The colours used are bright but the card still looks soft and feminine.



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

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - #179 Anything Goes

AUD Sentiments Challenge - #99 Sharing Love

Milk Coffee Challenge – Valentines/Love

Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge - #48 Ribbon and/or Lace

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - #69 For Girls

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge - Friendship

Created with Love Challenge - #74 Anything Goes

Eureka Stamps Challenge - #74 Anything Goes

Perfectly Rustics Challenge - #15 Show the Love



Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you over at Inkspirational soon.