Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tales from Pollycraft New Release

Pollycraft have a new release,the beautiful Lilybean Fairies. They will be available on February 4th but you have a chance to win them early. Go along to their site for details on how to play.You can take a look at my blinkie on the side.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Christmas and Birthdays

I almost forgot about this challenge as I had to make two cards with one sketch layout. I haven't added any extras on these cards and just used pretty papers. It was fun to make two the same but different. Hope they have a good sketch next week.

Fantastic giveaway

Do you want to make beautiful cards ,do you want to make them from fantastic materials that are free.Join in and you could win the amazing candy on offer from Kellie Winnell. What are waiting for just go. NOW.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sweet Dreams

My last posting for today.

Digital Ink challenge 15= Pets and Babys Birthdays.This was also a colour challenge green,red, and one nautral colour ( I chose grey for my mouse ). Check out their site for great prizes.

This little chap is so sweet from Lily Boo's .The paper is a magazine freebie.

Handy Tip

If you don't have a sewing machine to make an imprint on your cards a dressmakers tracing wheel could be the answer. I often use mine when I am too lazy to get the sewing machine out.They are inexpensive and easy to use.Always work at the back of the card so that a raised line appears on the front surface which you can later ink.If you are unsure what you are looking for here is a picture .

Love is in the air

It's Wednesday already and I have extra time to play as my lovely OH is away on business.I'm not sure what I was thinking when I re sized this image but it's enormous.Everyone is thinking about Lurv so my card covers lots of challenges.

Bee Crafty challenge 22 -Favourite colour combo-Pink and grey are a winner for me.
Crafty Cardmakers challenge 13 - Hearts and Romance -I think I've got that one covered.
2Sketches4U -Laura Sketch 44 -Used this for my layout.
A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 88 -Freestyle-anything goes.
The Pink Elephant challenge 51 -Polka dots,a bow and the colour pink.
The image is from Pollycraft which I layered onto grey pearlised card.Her dress has been embellished with tiny sequins,lots of clear sparkles and pink glitter on her tiara.The pink spot paper was a magazine freebie and the pink strip is from a baby themed scrap pad.I've tried to keep it simple because the image is so big.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Envelope card

Hi ,I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. I made this card for a friend who has a birthday today. I am also going to enter the card at Creatalicious challenge 6- no stamped or digi images.Not sure what is wrong with the clock on my computer/posting time says 2.10 when it's actually 4.10.

I'm very much a budget crafter and don't spend a lot of money on expensive paper. The green flowery paper is gift wrap,the purple is called Fleur from Dena Designs, I've added some ribbon,a few pearls and the centre circle has a rub on transfer.


You need your sunglasses for this one. My card covers 3 challenges.

Daring Cardmakers - Whats the point- arrows,pointers, clock hands.

Charisma Cardz challenge 3 - Fruity colours- I've gone for lemon ,lime and orange.

Cute Card Thursday -challenge 69 - Fairy Fantastic- My image from 'Of the Heart.

Brads,a button and some lace complete the card.I've used this image once already this week,but she is so cute I had to use her again.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sweet Valentine

Hi crafty world, can't believe it's Friday already. Think the printer needs more ink ,the image on this card was very pale. I've used gift wrap for the backing paper and the image is from Pollycraft. A bit of lace,a button and some punched hearts.

Polka Doodles -week 2- Love

Pink Elephant- challenge 50- I've followed this sketch for my card.

365 Cards- Day 327- Rhyme time- The words in the sentiment have to rhyme.I could have made lots of cards for this challenge as I thought up so many things to say.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

With Love

Only one offering today.

365 Cards- Recipe- 4.25 x5.5 Card
4 x 4 patterned paper
2 x 2 patterned paper
3 buttons
1 ribbon
1 sentiment

My papers are from Hot of the Press. I cut the back off some star shank buttons ,a gold ribbon and a stamped sentiment.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chocolate overload

Despite much planning and lots of effort this card is just not right.I should have inked the cream paper at the bottom of the card,its not showing up that I have scalloped the bottom edge.I tried to keep the colours to a minimum. It does however cover 2 challenges.The black paper behind is just for the pic.

365 Cards -theme- Chocolate -What better celebration of this wonderful substance than Easter.

Sketches(by Tamara) - challenge 103 .I flipped this on its side but I have followed the layout.

The image is Pink Cat Studios,all the paper is gift wrap and the pink crimped strips are from Craft Bug. The flower and gem from my stash.

Spring Fairy

Happy Wednesday from sunny Tasmania.This little cutie covers four challenges , my brain must be in gear this morning cos normally I would have made separate cards for each challenge,Duh.

SophistCat challenge 18 is for a Spring theme .I think my little cutie says Spring.

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 12 - to use something new.My image and flowered paper.

Cupcake Craft challenge 74. A Sketch -My card layout follows this.

A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 87 -Layering
The image on my card is from 'Of the Heart'.The papers are just gift wrap.Flowers and pearls from my stash. As always thanks for stopping by,I'm off to nurse a poorly finger and have a cup of coffee.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hi folks todays offering covers 2 challenges
365 Cards -Musical-This is based on a song interpretation from Cinderella.My little star gazing bear is hoping his wish comes true.
Carols Sketch Fun no. 18- I've followed the layout from this challenge.
All the papers are from a scrap booking pack,the image is from Pollycraft .My chalky sky looks a bit crappy on here,sorry about that.A layered flower and sentiment finish off my card.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Musical Boots

My second card today covers 2 challenges;
Secret Saturday Crafter- Musical- musical notes on the card and the boots are for the song "These boots are made for walkin".
Allsorts Challenge week 35- Pink and Brown

The paper is from a scrapbooking pad called New Deco Designs.the cowboys boots are from Handmade,the musical notes on a raised punched circle were given to me by a friend a few years ago. The centre diamond has punched holes around the edges which don't show up very well.

Floral Fantasies Cand

Pop along and be in with the chance to win,win ,win. Brenda is being a tease and not showing what's on offer.Go over to Floral Fantasies right now and play along ,you might get a nice surprise.

Happy Monday

Good morning and a Happy Monday to all. My first card of the week covers 3 challenges.

365 Cards - Day 323 -Super Sketchy Sunday- I've used this for my layout .

Daring Cardmakers-challenge to use holes -I have three holes using pink eyelets.

Crafty Catz- challenge 15 -a birthday card.
I folded a piece of blue card and added a white section at one end which I trimmed with fancy edge scissors.The brown paper is Fleur from Dena Designs. The flower image I printed out four times in different sizes and coloured pale blue( the image can be found at Fred she Said)I stamped a greeting,added a lace bow and flat back pearls.Pink eyelets finished the card.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


My little offering for today covers two challenges.

Cute Card Thursday -challenge 95 -Pink and Grey

Charisma Cards - challenge 2 -use something new( the mouse image is my new item).

I love this little mouse enjoying his coffee so much I decided to keep things simple. The flowers are' Sam n Lucy in Bloom'. The patterned papers were a magazine freebie. The image is Cappuccino Pippin from Delightful sketches.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Time for Tea

I love the products on offer from Pink Cat Studios and have had this stamp for ages and never used it until today.I've stamped the whole plate of images for just one card. All the embellishments are from my scrap box.

This is my third card this week on 365 Cards and so far I have enjoyed the themes on offer.

365 Cards day 319 -Tea for Two

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blue n Yellow

This card covers four challenges.
Papertake sketch 32 - my layout follows this.
Tuesday morning sketches challenge 28 - 3 pearl shank buttons and a yellow bow.
A Spoonful of sugar challenge 86 - 1 ribbon,3 flowers,3 pearl shank buttons.
365 Cards Day 319 -teen scene ,my image from Pollycraft.

I covered a card blank with gingham paper in yellow and white then chalked heavily around the edges with blue.The image is from Pollycraft,the patterned paper from Dena Designs ,small yellow flowers from Sam n Lucy in Bloom.The blue flowers and pearl shank buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Birthday mouse

My card today is shabby but not chic.It covers three challenges.
Crafty Catz-Bright and Sparkly -I have put glitter on several elements and it is bright.
Charisma Cards - Colour combo pink,brown,cream and toffee. I've managed the pink,toffee and brown but unfortunately my cake is more vanilla than cream.
Allsorts -sketch - layout I have used.
Paper is Fleur from Dena Designs ,Stamp is by Tina Wenke ,Butterfly charm from Castro crafts.Flower with flat backed pearl and brown ribbon from my stash.
As always thanks for dropping in, your comments are welcome ,good or bad.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eight colours

My first card of 2010 and my first challenge of the year . 365 Cards want eight colours used in their challenge. It sounded a bit too hard but with a little thought I remembered these peel offs which resemble a stained glass window. The peel off was gold to start with so I coloured it with a black marker pen .I then stuck it to a piece of acetate,using glass paint I filled in all sections. I've had the paints about 5 years and never used them before. Using a square card blank I cut the square aperture and stuck the acetate behind .I put a piece of black card behind just for the photo.

Monday, January 11, 2010

NewYear BlogCandy

This is my last posting for January about candy.At the moment all my time is spent posting about give aways .I must have seen about 20 or more sites with goodies on offer.Digital Doodling is a favourite of mine so I am happy to give them a mention.You have until 15th January to join.

Marianne's candy giveaway

The very talented Marianne has a great candy giveaway. POP along to her site and join in the fun. This is open until January 16th.


Susie and Vikki are starting a new challenge site from January 16th. All the challenges are Christmas related ,to lighten the load when it comes to Christmas time. I am looking forward to playing along. The candy they have on offer is pictured, spread the word about this fab new challenge site and you could win.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Unscripted sketches are having a blog hop among the DT. I'm not going to tell you what's on offer, you will have to go over there and join in. I hope you had all had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year. Festivities over now back to the craft room.