Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Jawing Money Cards

Hi all, thought I would show you these money cards that I made last night using the just jawing set. The skull has been cut out and put on 3D dimensionals. Quite pleased with this idea as we do send pressies overseas and ends up costing as much again to post.

The card below we received from a friend thought I would show you as it really is cute!

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting, Take Care X:)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spoilt Bunnies

Hi again, thought I should show you the inspiration behind my Fathers Day Card, Rosanna had a busy day baking yesterday (yes the kitchen was in a lovely mess) not LOL, he he.

The reason to bake was Poppy's 3 month birthday, only hoping this isn't going to happen every 3 months for both thats 8 parties a year! She had lots of fun experimenting with the icing in making the different colours, owe 1 cake was cherry and coconut and the other was with raisens and small choc chip, bang goes the diet again!

Hope you all have had a great weekend, see you all next week. Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting, Take Care, X:)

Divalicious Colour challenge #1 and Magnolia Down Under Challenge #20

Hi all, finally combined two challenges, so feeling pretty pleased with myself. First challenge was the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #20, create a Father's Day Card using any Magnolia image, this cute image came from the talented Debbie P at stamp camp, now hubby says the card is too girly, but every picture tells a story and the story is my dad spent a lot of time with my daughter talking about rabbits and designing her bunny hutch (it had to have an upstairs). Then a full weekend making it with her, though when I called in, it looked like she was the foreperson and my poor dad was the workman, but the point being they had a fantastic time. So this is Rosanna in disguise and Charlotte (one of the bunnies).

I have combined it using the Divalicious Colour Challenge #1. This challenge is open till 31st August 09.
Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.
You should go and visit another talented lady Kellie, she has decided to sponsor the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #20.
Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting, Take Care X:)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge Week #15 - (MMSC15)

Hi all, finally got to use one of my digital stamps from Sunshine Stamps, these are absolutely wonderful digital images, you should go visit their shop, they are fairly new in setting up and add new images each week, they are sponsoring this weeks Midnight Madness Challenge, go visit Priscilla for full details and see what the Design Team have come up with, I first saw these on Debbie P's blog she has done some lovely creating with them. This is this weeks sketch:
and here is what I have done using my newly purchased HaySeedHank, as soon as I saw it, I just had to have him, made this card with my brother-in-law in mind, who unfortunately has just has his birthday so will keep this for next year.
Materials used various card stock, I have used Stampin Up Markers and Water Colour Pencils, blender pen, silver embossing on the wheels and engine, also crystal effects to try and give him a shine. Then sponged the sky and ground, you can also see I turned the sketch on its side.

Thanks for looking, happy crafting, take careX:)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Double Spinner Card

Hi all, finally finished my sister's boyfriends 40th Card, he is a supporter of Queens Park Rangers (English team), got the idea to do a footy card from Leonie and Philippa, just got complicated because they have two strips a home strip (Blue & white, touch of red) and an away strip (red and black with a touch of white) if who they are playing are the same colours, how complicated!!! Anyway this is the result, need to invest in some good alphabet stamps, thought about trying to add some bling, but Neil is not a bling person!

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting, Take Care, X:)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Home and 1st Birthday

Hi again, I made these cards in the week, the first is for our friends little girls 1st birthday, won't go into all the blurb as I am sure many of you know this stamp set!!

This card was made for friends moving into their new home, just cross with myself in my haste to get if finished forgot to put home sweet home on the roof, for the life of me I couldn't think what was missing only when I looked at the photo I realised, too late then!!
Thanks for looking, happy crafting, take care X:)

Delicious Diva's 1st Challenge

Hi all, thought I would have a go at Delicious Diva's 1st Challenge, created by the talented Kellie and Kristy, not quite what I had in mind, think I should have had the papers more equal, pleased with Tilda (which my friend Emma let me stamp off). Sorry for the quality of picture took tonight, the ribbon and papers are you guessed it shades of purple but, they look blue. The challenge finishes tomorrow so I am a little last minute. The sentiment says 'one person can make such a difference and that person is you'.
Thanks for looking, happy crafting, take care X:)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kellie's Sketch Challenge 2

Hi again, what a busy day, feel like I have achieved loads, anyway Kellie is having another Sketch Challenge with more Motivet Stamps win YEH!!! Visit her blog for full details. This is the sketch below:
and this is what I have made, when I was at Leonie's sometime ago, I stamped off some images, I have used Stampin Up Pencils and Blender Pen and Brad, the paper is Creative Memories Disney Vacation.
Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting, Take CareX:)
Hi all, nothing to do with cards I know but thought if there are any Star Wars Fans out there you may like to see these pics, we took our visitors to Scienceworks on Tuesday, what a fantastic day we had. Highly recommend you go and have a look, there is lots of hands on activities, the day just flies by.
Got to be one of my favourate characters YODA
Rosanna with a Stormtrooper
And last but not least the biggest kid of all me, boy did I have fun, reliving my childhood, just a tad disappointed Ewan McGregor, Harrison Ford or Samuel L Jackson wasn't there!! Well back to realty family are hungry!!
Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting and Take CareX:)

My First Workshop Party Cards

Hi all, just wanted to show you the cards I designed for my first workshop party, I wanted to make cards using only one stamp set. For the first card I used the very popular Great Friends set, these butterflies seem to be flying around on everyones blogs. I have used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss cardstock and inks, as you can see I put special effects on the leaves to try and create a dew look.
For the second card I used Season's Greetings, absolutely love this card, going to have great fun sending these out to my friends and family in England LOL! Kept with the In Colours again and used Pacific Point and Baja Breeze with Whisper White, then used the water colour pencils and blender pens.
Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting and Take CareX:)

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Second Blog Award

Hi all, first thank you very much Susannah for giving me my second blog award, how chuffed am I:) Sorry it has taken a few days to put on the blog, but we have had some overseas visitors Yeh, so we have been out and about showing them the highlights of Melbourne and painting the town red, they have gone off for a few days and are back again next week.

Got to go, got to finish off cutting card for my first Workshop Party tonight, hopefully will be back over the weekend to show off what we have done, until then, thanks for looking and happy crafting, take careX:)

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Santa Express

Hi everyone,

This is the card I created for the Stamp Camp Card Swap, as soon as I saw this set it reminded me of Xmas in England, at Christmas time I used to take the children on the Christmas Steam Train, it went on a little journey with Santa and his helpers, he visited each child and gave them a pressie, my children loved it.
I used Stamp Sets, Choo Choo, Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages, Loads of Love Accessories (I couldn't find a little Rudolph to drive the train and my drawing skills are limited LOL). Right on Track Wheel.

Various Stampin Markers for colouring, and dazzling diamonds for snow effect. I carried the track print inside the card.

Take Care, Happy Crafting X:)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

News Flash 'My first Blog Award'

Circle Of Friends Award….

Good Afternoon everyone, I am soooo pleased to receive my first blog award YES:)
What a fantastic surprise when I was catching up on what people have been upto the last couple of days and found out I had been awarded this from one of my new friends from Stamp Camp the talented
Kellie I have been following her fantastic blog for some time and it was wonderful to meet her in person. We really did have a brilliant time and I am so looking forward to the next one. What a difficult decision this is going to be as I am fairly new to blogging, but thank you very much Kellie.
Here are the rules for this award:

To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award onto your own blog.
Nominate 5 other bloggers.

Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received the award.
This has been extremely difficult to do, as the list was long, to spread the award I have chosen different to Kellie as they were all on my list including Kellie! My five are as follows (in alphabetical order) :

Debbie M

These friends are some of the blogs I follow, check them out they are all very talented ladies and between them you get a fantastic range of skills and designs.

Thanks for looking, Take Care and Happy CraftingX:)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Awesome Stamp Camp Weekend

Hi everyone, just a quickie before the family come home, just to tell you what an awesome weekend we have had at Stamp Camp, below are the card swaps we made.

These are some of the Happy Stampers

We had a fantastic time, lots of talking as well as craft making, sharing ideas, stamps, etc. A big thankyou to Debbie P for sharing her cuttlebug with us all, got lots of more projects to tackle.
There are more photos we had some stampers that fancied themselves as rock stars, maybe I might share those with you too, once they had that microphone, they were not for parting with it!! Must go family just landed.
Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting and Take CareX:)