28 January 2014

Silver and Blue Christmas

This week at Holly Jolly our theme is Silver and Blue.  I just love these colours together for Christmas cards/projects.


Our challenge is sponsored by both Lacy Sunshine & Fred She Said, so there are some great prizes available but you need to be in it to win it :)


I have used a Lacy Sunshine image called Snowflake Quality Control and coloured the image in with my Copic markers. The SU silver glitter paper features a lot on my card and the SU DSP used is called Winter Frost.


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


The snowflakes have been created by using the Snow Flurry Die and cut out in both Island Indigo and silver glitter paper.  Of course there is some bling and the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamps set and punched out with the Modern Label punch.


The wonderful glitter circle has been created using the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die which I cut out ages ago but kept aside for the right moment, I am sure I am not the only one that does this.


The image has been cut out with the Nestabilities Labels Nine die and I decided to add a little more glitter with some silver glitter ribbon.


Here is my card:




Here is the sketch:


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


Sketch Saturday Challenge - #294 Sketch

Christmas Card Challenge - #9 Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - #25 Bingo (Bow, Glitter, Card Candi)

My Perfect Life Challenge – Week 3 Christmas

Robyn’s Fetish Challenge - #196 Lots of Glitter

Cup Cake Inspirations Challenge - #245 Photo (snowflakes)

Pumpkin Spice Challenge - #56 Something Shiny

Suzy Bee’s Bloom Challenge - #13 Anything Goes with Ribbon & Bow



Many thanks for visiting my little creative corner and I hope to see you again soon.



26 January 2014

CAGI - Shopping

Happy Australia Day to everyone.


We are celebrating Australia Day this year by travelling to Kiama and with luck the weather will be clear for a walk and possible swim at Beach.  Then it will probably be lunch over looking the beach.


But today we are also have a new challenge at Come and Get It and this week we are celebrating - Shopping


We would love to see your interpretation of our Theme "Let's Go Shopping" and you could be in the running to a win a prize from our Sponsor A Day for Daisies.


I have used the sponsor's image called "Mom's Hat" and the layout of my card has been inspired by the current sketch at Sketch and Stash.


The image has been coloured in using my Copic markers.  The paper is from a First Addition Paper pack called Blank Canvas and it has some wonderful textured and glitter designs.  The papers I have used are from a double sided sheet.


I die cut the image out with the Labels Collection Die.  The scallop edge was embossed using one of the folders from the Delicate Designs folder and cut using the Large Scallop Edgelits Die.


I raided my stash and found some Old Olive Ribbon and the flowers are a new purchase from one of the $2 shops.  The sentiment is from the Hello, Lovely stamp set which I haven't used until now.


Here is my card:





and here is the sketch:


I just love the image and I believe that she is all ready to do some shopping, even if it is make believe and just to get dressed up in some of Mum's stuff.


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


Sketch n Stash Challenge - #131 Sketch

A Day for Daisies Challenge - #88 Use Pink and Red

Brown Sugar Challenge - #78 Embossing

Alphabet Challenge - Y is for Young card for Little One

Polka Doodle Challenge - Anything Goes/Shop till you Drop

Cards Galore Challenge - #1 Anything Goes

Crafting by Design Challenge - Get Your Girl On

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge - #84 Add Real Ribbon

Divas by Design Challenge - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend - see you next time.



23 January 2014


Hello – how’s week progressing?  I hope really well!!


I am sharing with you a card I have created for our new challenge at Crafty Creations which runs for the next two weeks.


Our challenge is Create a project for either Winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn


This fun challenge is sponsored by San’s Design and I have used their image called Dance in the Rain. 


To me this umbrella is designed to capture those Autumn Showers and I just love the sentiment which reads:


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.. it’s about learning to Dance in the Rain


I am not sure I have danced in the rain recently but I have jumped the in puddles!


Here is my card:




I paper pieced the umbrella with some retired SU DSP.  The ribbon, flower and bling from my stash.


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


Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - #19 Make it Feminine

Just Inspirational Challenge – Anything Goes

Card Mania Challenge - #38 Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Design Challenge – Flower Frenzy

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge - #33 Anything Goes, option Ribbon

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Flowers

The Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge – Flower Power

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - #202 Paper Piecing



Maybe I will see over at Crafty Creations and thank you for visiting.



21 January 2014

HJ – Christmas Animals

We have a cute new challenge over at Holly Jolly this week.  Our theme is:


Christmas Animals


There is some very cute Animal images around that can be used to create a unique Christmas card, so we would love you to share with us.


Plus you could be in the running for a prize from our Sponsor Oak Pond Creations.


I have used one of the sponsors images called Dog Angel and he is so cute.


The layout of my card is inspired by the very funky sketch at Retro Sketches – I love the rounded corners on the sketch and the idea to add the background paper at the back. Great Sketch!!


The paper is one of about three new paper packs I purchased from a local Lincraft store and is called Vintage Christmas by Couture Creations.


Here is my card:




Told you he was cute and he has been coloured in with my copic markers and I added a little bit of silver glitter in his halo.


The sentiment is from an SU set called Christmas Messages and the Ribbon is an SU ribbon from the current Seasonal Catalogue.


Here is the sketch:




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


Retro Sketches Challenge - #98 Sketch

Avenue 613 Challenge - #55 Anything Goes with optional Twist, Shades of Blue

Dream Valley Challenge - #73 Boys/Men & DT Call

Great Impressions Stamps Monthly Challenge – Use Something New

My Perfect Life Challenge – Christmas Cards

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #196 Use a Digi

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - #61 Show off your new Stuff

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - #160 Shades of Blue

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Use a Dog on your creation



Thank you so much for having a peek at my creation.


Have a wonderful week and keep well. 



19 January 2014

CAGI Food, Food, Food

Hello and thank you for visiting.


A quick post to tell you about our new challenge at at Come and Get It and this week’s theme is:


Food Glorious Food


Our sponsored is Bugaboo and we would love you show us your food theme creations to be in the running for a prize!


For my card I have used the Occupation Bear Cook image and coloured him in with my copic markers.


The background paper is from a First Edition Paper pack I purchased from Lincraft and the paper is beautifully textured.


The base card is So Saffron with a layer of Old Olive and I have used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles to cut out the image.


I printed the words on the computer and die cut the words using an Itty Bitty Banner Die.  The ribbon is a from my stash, Pretty in Pink Satin.


Here is my card:





This little bear looks like he enjoys his cooking, just to lick the spoon at the end !


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


Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge – Let’s Celebrate

My Sheri Crafts Challenge - #125 Use a Digi

Brown Sugar Challenge - #77 Anything Goes

Digitally Sweet Challenge - #71 Anything Goes

Frosted Designs Challenge – Polka Dots

Animal Friends Monthly Challenge – Punches/Dies

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Monthly Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Crafty Card Makers Challenge - #107 Bear with Me

Creative Creations Challenge – Anything Goes



Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope to see you again soon!



18 January 2014

Inkspirational Photo Inspiration

Hello from a very hot 40 degree Summer’s day here in Sydney – I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.


We have a new challenge over at Inkspirational for the next two weeks which is an Inspirational Photo.


The CAS design and layout of my card was inspired by the current MUSE Card at CASE Study Challenges.


And the other elements I took from the photo:

  • The main colour is blue so the base of my card is Midnight Muse. 
  • The butterflies represent some of the other colours in the picture and
  • The words of the sentiment represents to me the maiden in the eye of the man looking down.



Here is my card:





That is just my take – what will yours be?



Here is the photo:




I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:


AUD Sentiments Challenge - #98 Any Sentiment

CASE Study Challenge - #174 CASE

Bloggers Challenge - Friendship

Polka Doodle Challenge – Anything Goes

Feeling Crafty Monthly Challenge - #24 Butterflies

Nut Crafters Challenge - #59 Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - #115 Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - CAS

Loves to Scrap Challenge - #21 Anything Goes



Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you over at Inkspirational soon!



16 January 2014

Frame It

Hi everyone,

Creating my 2nd Christmas card for 2014, for the new challenge at Holly Jolly

please note that our blog at Holly Jolly has moved to: http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.ca

This week we are asking you to “Frame It”. 

Frame your image, letters, words, whatever you like as long as we can see a frame on your creation.

Our sponsor for this week’s challenge is Floppy Latte Designs and I have use the sponsors image Christmas Candles.

I have framed the image with some red glitter paper and added a bow, some bling and DSP.

Here is my card:


I have added some soft colouring using my copic markers.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Anything Goes & DT call
Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge - #77 Use Some Ribbon
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Add Texture
Lexi’s Creations Challenge - #107 Anything Goes
Loves to Scrap Challenge - #21 Anything Goes
Without Words Monthly Challenge – Spots and/or Stripes
Pile It On Challenge - #2 Holidays Celebrations
Word Play Saturday Monthly Challenge – Yellow
Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge - #32 Anything Goes

I hope that you week is going well and that your New Year has started off fantastic!!!

See you next time.


12 January 2014

CAGI – Butterflies and Dragonflies

One of my favourite themes is our challenge this week at Come and Get It we are challenging you to use Butterflies or Dragonflies.


I love adding butterflies to my creations I have added a layered butterfly to my card and our challenge is sponsored by Fitztown, so I have used one of the sponsor’s images.


The paper is from a DSP back I picked up at Lincraft (one of our craft/sewing shops) and it fitted perfectly with the image. I also added a little “happy birthday” because this will be a perfect card for one of my nieces.


Here is my card:






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


Sister Act Card Challenge - #39 Anything Goes

Stamping with Dragon Challenge – Anything Goes

Wags n Whiskers Challenge - #120 Anything Goes

4 Krafty Girlz Challenge - #9 Anything Goes

Chrisma Cardz Challenge - Birthday

Delightful Sketches Challenge – Patterned Papers

Inky Chicks Challenge - #20 Anything Goes

Fitztown Challenge - #17 Anything Goes



Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


Thank you for visiting.




08 January 2014

Cheers to You

A new look and some challenge changes over at Crafty Creations this year so please come over and have a look.


Plus we would love you to join our first challenge of the year:


Cheers to You


For this theme I have gone with a Cheers and Happy New Year 2014 idea.


The image was a free image from A.J. Digi Shoppe and I created a very CAS card with a little paper piecing.


Here is my card:






I wanted the image to be the focus so I cut the image out using the Window Frames Collection die. 


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


Card Mania Challenge - #37 Happy New Year

C is for Challenge - #14 Cheers

Stamps Fun Creativity Challenge - #184 Anything Goes

Addicted to CAS Challenge - #29 Die Cut



Have a wonderful week and please come back soon.



07 January 2014

Holly Jolly – Ribbon or Lace

Yes Christmas is over so why would I be thinking of making another Christmas card?


We because we have a super easy and sponsored challenge for you to participate in over at Holly Jolly.


Our challenge to start off the year is “ Ribbon and/or Lace”


Our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo and I have used a cute image called Princess Charlie.  She looks like she nearly spilled the beans on a Christmas Secret doesn’t she:






I have added some glitter paper and coloured the image in with my Copic Markers.  The Paper is from a 12” x 12” Paper Pad called Vintage Christmas and made by Couture Creations.


Here is a closer look:




The Christmas sentiment is a new stamp set I recently added to my SU stash, it is called That’s the Ticket and it co-ordinates with the SU Ticket Duo Builder Punch.  The ribbon is retired Crumb Cake and there is a little Linen Thread.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges:


Dream Valley Challenge - #72 Christmas

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #66 Anything Goes

Lacey Sunshine Challenge - #24 Anything Goes

Catch the Bug Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes

Colour Me Creative Challenge - #84 Anything Goes

Stamping with Dragon Challenge – Last Minute Christmas

Creative Knockouts Challenge – All that Glitters



Until next time, take care.



05 January 2014

CAGI – Something New

At Come and Get It we have fabulous new challenges and sponsors this year and the first challenge for the year is to:


Use Something New


This could be an image, paper, ribbon the list is endless and our sponsor for this challenge is The Stamping Boutique.


My something new is the sponsor’s image Princess Jennifer Latte – Heartbreaker and I sealed it with a Kiss. 


Have a look:





She is definitely ready to move on a start a fresh.


I coloured the image in with my Copic Markers and used the Window Framelits Die with some ribbon.  The kisses are from the Oh, Goodie! stamp set. 


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


A Gem of a Challenge - #110 Something New

A Creative Romance Challenge – Something New

Digitally “Sweet” Challenge - #69 Anything Goes

Crafty Little Fairies Challenge – Starting Over

Divas By Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Creative Craft Challenges2 - #26 Anything Goes


Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.



Inkspirational New Year & First Challenge


Happy New Year everyone – I truly hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2014 brings much happiness to you and your family.


The first post of the new year and the internet is not working properly but found another why to work around the issue, on to the first challenge this year:


Yellow and Brown


What will you create?  This is my very CAS card for the challenge.




Told you it was CAS.


I raided my stash and found some retired DSP and this wonderful Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Oh, Hello stamp set and it was punched out using the Curly Label punch.


I would like to also add this card to the following challenges:


Brown Sugar Challenge - #75 Use Ribbon or Twine

Allsorts Challenge - #240 Free and Easy

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge - #8 Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss Challenge - #217 Ribbon

Polka Doodle Challenge – Anything Goes

Simply Create Too Challenge - #52 Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #240 Anything Goes

Crafting by Design – Anything Goes

Creative Moments Challenge – Anything Goes



Have a wonderful weekend and maybe I will see you wonderful creations at Inkspirational??


All the best