Friday, 29 April 2011

Delicious Doodles meets Kenny K!

How good does life get???  Two faves of mine....Kenny K is sponsoring Delicious Doodles' Challenge this week!  And the challenge is to make a card for a teen.  Kenny K's images are just perfect for teens (and men, men, men!).

While I was away, I got the chance to meet up with Samantha from Penrith Crafts - great gal and we got on so great, chatted like we'd been friends for years!  Samantha has lots of cute beasties too - we nearly came home with 3 chickens and a rabbit...but then I imagined hubby's face and managed to show some restraint!  

Samantha gave me a beautiful Easter card - how sweet was I decided to CASE the card, the result of which is above!  YAY!  Thanks Samantha!  AND, while I was at Penrith Crafts I found the little paper candy thingies that are on the card....oooooo I am loving these!  They are really good value too! 

Enough of the waffle already!  Please take the time to pop over and see what the other girls have done for the challenge - link is in the sidebar!


Thursday, 28 April 2011

Aud Sentiments - Paper Garden

Oh my word - we had such a huge turnout last challenge for Aud Sentiments!  It was a regular challenge, a DT call and a blog hop to celebrate our 1st birthday, so lots was going on!
If you pop over to Aud Sentiments you can see all the winners but just so you know....the winner of the Kenny K images I had on my blog was Sandi !  Sandi, you need to pop over to Aud Sentiments and email Aud with your choice of images!  Congrats hun!

AND, we have some new DT pop over and give some love to....

Onto this challenge!  We have Paper Garden Projects as our sponsor for this challenge. If you are looking for lovely images then pop over and take a peek - especially if you like flowers! They are giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate to use is the store!

For this challenge we want to see the sentiment "Happy Mother's Day" on your projects. 

Here is my card....

With a close up of the image!

I hope I get to see some of your projects again - they really are fabby!  One of the DT commented that she was glad she had joined when she did, as the competition is so stiff out there with such great crafters, that she doubted she would get picked now!  Yep, likewise hun!

Please pop on over to Aud Sentiments and show us your skills!


Sunday, 17 April 2011

Mini Milk Cartons

I am on holiday this week - look out Penrith Crafts!!!!  I am going with my son and mum, and my big brother will be up there for the first part of the week, with my best mate coming up for the second part of the week with her two children.  As its so close to Easter, I thought I would make a little milk carton for her two kids and Josh and then fill it with different sweets each day!  They are only up for three days so not too many sweets...and the milk cartons are tiny - about 5cm tall!

Notice the different colour clips for each child....gotta keep an eye that they dont get swapped...might mark the bottom of the boxes too!


Friday, 15 April 2011

Delicious Doodles - All Stitched Up

The minute I saw this image I just had to use it!  I love horses - used to have some of my own...beautiful!  And after a terrible fall, Josh has just got back in the saddle!  I am so proud of him....he took a while, but he has now started riding again.  Some people might remember that the horse he was riding got spooked by a pheasant, he ended up out the side door (no one would have stayed on as the horse jumped 3 ft sideways!) - he got his foot stuck in the stirrup and was dragged face down.  He ended up with two broken toes, a broken bone in his foot and lots of scrapes and bruises.  It was a miracle he wasnt seriously injured!  Wow - that was a bit of a diversion from the card!

This is for our "All stitched up" challenge over at Delicious Doodles.  I decided to do faux stitching - nice and quick and easy!

You can't really see the stitching too well on the first photo - so here it is again, a bit closer!

And a close up on that image!  I just thrill when I see this - its so beautiful and majestic!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today - please pop over to see my teamies' stuff!  And why not join in too!

PS Blog Hop post below this one!!!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Aud Sentiments DT CALL, Challenge and ....BLOG HOP!!!

Oh Wow - you are gonna love this one!  It's our one year anniversary over at Aud Sentiments - I find that just so incredible!  I personally have grown and developed my crafting in this time and its also been great to visit other people's blogs and see how much their crafting styles have changed!  The team have been a blast to work with and Audrey is just a superstar...I have no idea how she keeps us all organised!

OK - so...first up, we have our challenge and DT call.  Yep - 2 in 1 for you!  The theme is....ANYTHING GOES!  How cool is that?  Everyone gets the chance to do what they do best!  We are sponsored by Sassy Cheryl.  I have never used these images before and I have to say they are CUTE!  So, here is my card for the challenge....

It was truely a beauty to colour in!  Please take a chance and have a go at the DT tryouts - its a great team to be on and really easy on the committments....
1. Create a project every other week
2. Comment on entries
3. Vote for winners
4.  Be active in our Yahoo group
And we have great sponsors too!

Now - the BLOG HOP!!!!

Each of the DT picked one of their fave sponsors of the last year....and I picked Kenny K

I love the sassy images, they are really new and fresh - the teens are cute but not cutsie - good smattering of attitude and character going on - there are some really funny beasties and oh boy - the sexy ones are just wild!  I have lots of the teens and sexy ones, so thought I would go for something completely different for my project - meet.....SUPER GENIUS!

I kept the layout as simple as possible for a couple of reasons - firstly, I wanted to show off the image (I do feel that too many embellishments sometimes end up detracting from the image - or is that just me, not sussing out how to use them to enhance rather than detract???) - and secondly, the taller of the two is actually a notebook and I wanted it to be functional and not have bits getting in the way or dropping off!  Inside, there are humorous geeky type quotes!

Onto the order of the hop.....I am the first one you hit after you leave the challenge excited!  After me,  you want to be heading off to my teamie Julie's Crafty Spot.  

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog - there is a really good reason for this (other than completing the whole blog hop!!!) and its because each of us have fabby prizes from our sponsors!  So - I have 5 images of your choice from Kenny K for one lucky commenter!!!! How generous is that?  Now, if I were you, I would pop on over there and drool at the images right after you have finished this hop (then, if you are lucky and your name comes up, you will know exactly which ones you want!!!).  Ooooo and also - they have a freebie over there, just waiting for you to grab!

Really, what more could you want?  More prizes? ---- well hop on over to Julie and see what she has got - just know you are going to love it!  Oooooo hang on - dont forget to leave me a comment!!!

Hop Hop Hop!!!!


Monday, 11 April 2011

Two quick cards

One happy and one sad!

The first is for a friend at work who surprised everyone with her birthday!  First thing we knew was when her daughter posted a "happy birthday" to her mum on FB - luckily, no one from work (or very few) know about my blog so I can post this up here!

And the second is for a friend at work who lost her dad.  I am not great at these sort of cards...have to say Stampin Up kinda came to my rescue!  I had just bought the new flourish etc so took the opportunity to use it!

Thanks for taking the time to look


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Easter Bunny From Hell!!!!

Ok. I had an worked out fine...then I messed it up!  Ha ha!  Does that not look like one evil bunny????

Just thought I would post it up so people could have a giggle! 

Hope you have had a fabby weekend....I sat in the garden (colouring some images and then reading books!) - my nose is very red!


Friday, 8 April 2011

Delicious Doodles - Chocs and a bookmark!

I was so excited to see this challenge....use ribbons!  Hmmmmm, I thought it would challenge me a bit as I dont really use them very often (and only in a very basic way!).  And then my mojo ran away off down the pub!  Nightmare - as you know, its hard enough to get yourself to do basic stuff, let alone try and do something challenging!

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Ribbons - and they very kindly gave us a selection to play with - really lovely designs.  So, thinks me, nice and easy does it, dont scare the mojo, it might just be slinking back to me (from the pub, remember?)....well, the ribbon dragged back the mojo....but it had a filthy hangover!  Hmmmmm - I ended up just doing a bookmark!  BUT it really shows off the ribbon well!

 Ooooooo - look at these little gold bars!........

 Ahhhhh - they are Josh's chocs for his class pressies.  He breaks up for Easter hols tomorrow.  Used Delicious Doodles image and just a bit of jiggery pokery in inkscape, to produce the wrapper - already coloured of course.  It only took about 30 mins to put them together, including all the cutting, unwrapping and rewrapping - of course, took me longer to play with inkscape lol.

Oooo - nearly forgot....little bit about  Crafty Ribbons

We are an online ribbon emporium, a treasure trove of lush drop dead gorgeous ribbons - and a few buttons! Crafty Ribbons has a ribbon for every occassion, colour and width. If you need a little inspiration to use your ribbons and buttons then check out our blog where we offer a Friday FREEBIE, a chance to win some luscious ribbon every week and a project every wednesday.
Come and join in with our Ribbon World!

Thanks for looking - please pop on over to see the ways the others have used their ribbons!  If you win the challenge then you also win a great bag of ribbons too!


Monday, 4 April 2011

Last of the yummies for a little while!

Phew - I set myself a challenge to make cupcakes for my mum and mil for Mother's Day!  First, I've already posted my mum's owl card, so here is the card for my mil.

Image is from Pollycraft - I have had it sitting around for ages, just cant believe I havent used it sooner! 

And onto the cakes......

The ones above were for my mum - the one's below were slightly brighter yellow and used gold glitter, they were for my mil.  

I still had some cupcakes left over...enough for another 5 in fact, so I made some more...we went to an animal rescue fundraising evening on Saturday, so took 4 of the 5 to go as a raffle prize.  And the boys ate the spare one!  These are the fundraising ones!  They needed hardly any work as I had already made the flowers etc when I was playing around and I iced them at the same time as the a real quick job!

OK - thats more than enough photos for one day!!!  Have a great day everyone


Friday, 1 April 2011

Delicious Doodles - Happy Mothers Day

Yes, it might not be a traditional Mother's Day card - but my mum LOVES owls!!!  So this one is perfect for her!  Sorry its not a great piccy!  I have no excuse!  Well, actually I DO have an excuse, but its really not a very good one, lol!  

Please do pop over to Delicious Doodles - our challenge this week is to make a mother's day card...did I really need to write that last sentence, like you couldnt have guessed??? 

I am making cupcakes for my mum and mother-in-law, so that will keep me out of trouble!  Hope you have a great day, whether mum or child!