Monday, May 31, 2010

I won!

Yipee! Yahoo! I won the Rosie D challenge with my Karens Doodles Easel card!   I don't know how I missed the post this morning but scrolled back tonight and saw my name!
 That's made my day.    :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yay for punches!

Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week is to use punches.  I've had this image of hers for a while and been dying to colour it. I got this Bo Bunny paper the other day ( I haven't been buying...not really...not much anyway.......!!! ) so decided now was the time!   Love these colours.  The punches are MS & SU and have used a nestie as well.   The cardstock is SU and I've coloured with copics, distressed with old paper & weathered wood inks , and finished the buttons with glossy accents. The butterfly is from my stash.
The sentiment is from Raindropecho at Whimsy Stamps. The swirl is a cuttlebug die.

I'm also entering this in  Daisy Doodles- anything goes
Your next stamp- use a border punch

Saturday, May 29, 2010


More rain! Its non-stop!  And its so dull here its hard to get a good photo.
 Anyway, here is my card for the PCP Isabella Challenge which is being run on PCP and SNR for all Isabella members. The challenge is to use 3 buttons, 3 layers (excluding cardstock) , 1 ribbon and glitter . And of course an Isabellas Sketchbook digi image. If you haven't seen here her images, its definitely worth visiting her shop...beautiful images for all occasions!
  I've used Cosmo Cricket material girl paper, BG buttons,SU ribbon & cardstock, retro punched flower, distress stickles and glitter stickles, coloured with copics, and a nestie label .

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day

Isabella's sketch book challenge time and its memorial day, or celebrate  the start of summer, in your country's colours. OK, memorial day is not something we celebrate here but as the challenge states, its how you would celebrate Memorial day or the start of summer . Its  a patriotic theme, memorial cards of any type  but with your country's colors. Now, our flag is red white & blue , but we don't really identify with these colours here in NZ. Our sports teams all wear black and / or white.  I almost went all white but then decided to add some flag colours too! And the start of summer...traditionally spent at the beach!  The image is a cutey from Isabellas Sketchbook. That was me in my childhood, I grew up living at the beach, in a beautiful spot in Hawkes Bay, called Mahia Beach .
 I've coloured with copics, flowers and buttons are random and cardstock & ribbon is SU .  Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what my wonderful talented teamies have done, and why not join in the challenge. Isabella gives the challenge winner two free digis from her shop and her images are beautiful!
 I'm entering this in the Cute Daisy May challenge- as you like it.
                           Sew Many Challenges- anything goes

Buttons & Bows

Its Karens Doodles UK challenge time and this week its buttons & bows.   This image is Butterfly baby boy and he is available from Karens Doodles.  She has so many cute digi images to play with.
The paper I've used is BG Sugar rush , the ribbon, sentiment and card are SU and the buttons are from my stash. Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the Doodle Princesses have been up to.
 I'm entering this in Creative Craft Challenge- ribbons & bows
                            Incy Wincy- buttons

 Its wet here , dogs are going a bit stir crazy.  Got home from work last night to see another cushion in the rubbish bin. That makes 4 now that Brodie has "terminated" !!!!!  Why DH lets him into the lounge in the first place I don't know! He gets absorbed in whatever he's doing with the laptop and Brodie waltzes off with another treasure to remodel!!!!! Aaaarrrggghh!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The challenge this week is to use buttons.  I've had these for ages, found them at a quilting shop and never  found a use for them till now! Well, there's something buzzing around ted's nose, maybe its a flying button!  The paper, card  and ribbon are SU .  The image is of course a Sassy Cheryl digi which you can find here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Not another male card!

I coloured up this image last week for a DT card then changed my mind. So I thought I'd better do something useful with it.  I'm entering this card in Dare U 2 Digi- One for the boys.  Gee its hard not to add lots of girly stuff!   The image is from Karens Doodles and the paper is SU. Where the chipboard squigglies are from I've no idea! Bling is prima, brads are SU and the punch is MS.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Easel Does it!

I've had this image coloured for a while and have finally finished a card. The image is a digi called " Home Tweet Home" from Karens Doodles .  The papers , sentiments and leaves are from an assortment of Cosmo cricket papers, the cardstock is SU and I've coloured with copics. I've added some faux sewing, some dew drops,  and a MS punch .
I'm entering this in a couple of challenges.  Doodle Palace - 3D  and  Rosie D - Easel card and Paper Sundaes - Easel card

Freebie Digi sentiments

I just want to add that I've found the link for the free digi sentiments I used in my last two cards after searching last night then getting sidetracked!    They came from Sentimental Sundays , from the lovely Ann!  This is a new challenge blog and she has some gorgeous sentiments ( Raindropecho) .

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Its Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge day and this week its time to make a birthday card! Easy!  Isabella has so many gorgeous digis suitable for any sort of occasion, whether you like cute, vintage, floral, whatever. Check them out here at Isabella's Sketchbook.  I've used the birthday party balloons, coloured with copics and covered with crystal effects. The cake icing is a puff paint , the flowers and leaves are prima and the border punch is MS.  The yummy paper is DCWV Citrus stack.   The sentiment is another freebie digi from Sentimental Sundays.

 This week we have an additional prize for the winner. Recognizing that we crafters love our tools - Isabella has added a cuttlebug folder to be included in the prize package.
There will be more "surprises" every so often that will be added to our weekly challenge prize - so mark us down on your challenge calendar!
I'm entering this card in PTW- say it with flowers
 Stamp Something- celebrate
 Stampavie- flower power
Practical Scrappers- patterned paper
Allsorts - birthday

Masculine time


Ok, I don't make many masculine cards, I guess we all struggle a bit with them but this week over at Karens Doodles UK Challenge blog that is the challenge!  Fortunately Karen has some really cool male images !  Pop on over to the blog to see what the DT has come up with.
  This had to be my choice, for some strange reason...can you guess? The paper is Cosmo Cricket , MS punch., SU card , and the sentiment was a freebie digi from Sentimental Sundays .   I had this card set out ready to take a photo, turned around for a sec and turned back in time to see Brodie grab it in his sparkly pearly whites and start to head off outside with it!  @!*!!\?*!   He  obviously though it was for him! He's a boy isn't he?

 I'm entering this is Our Creative Corner- masculine cards

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The story of my life!

Think I might send this card to me! LOL!
This is for a challenge over at Sassy Cheryls Challenge blog, using a sketch and a Sassy Cheryl image. I love this new image, and there is a cat one too. So cute!
 The paper is Kaisercraft Peachy keen, the sentiment is Whimsy and I've coloured with copics. The folded tab is a die cut from the paperpack.
Its a crappy afternoon, I'm struggling with a DT card ...fortunately the coffee keeps coming! The dogs are crashed out, what a life!

Don't Believe it!

This dog isn't real! The flowers are still in one piece, the butterfly is still alive!  Ha!
 I've made this card using this cute digi from Karen's Doodles . He's called " butterfly puppy" .  I've used BG Kioshi paper, and punched the flowers with retro punches.
I'm entering this in the Quixotic challenge- DIY flowers.
   Stampartic- Sun

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Aren't Hanglar stamps just so cute?  This image was sent to me by a wonderful blogging friend and I've been ever so nervous about inking up! Took the plunge last night and made this card for a few challenges.              ABC challenge- Unused stash. The paper I've used  I've had for years and never cut it! Its Basic Grey Motifica. Also the flowers are primas I dug out of the bottom of a drawer. And I guess the Hanglar- never used one before!
Pixie Cottage- sketch, including vintage/distressing.
Crafty cardmakers- distressed

I forgot to add in my post yesterday that Brodie has also eaten a lipstick, some business cards and my cute cellphone case! He has such a varied palate!   I've just been out filling in holes and re-turfing where he has torn up the lawn. I know he'll settle, its just a matter of time.......!!! But how long?!!!!!!!!
   We had Abbie & Bruno go through the same things but then there were two of them egging each other on so I think they were worse if thats possible!
 Oh, and my eye feels better today, no harm done!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Free to a good home!

Brodie aka Brodus the Destroyer has really been pushing his luck the last few days. The other day he dug a hole in the back lawn. Then he ate my jandal. Then he ate a roll of plastic rubbish bags. Then he ate a pad of post-it notes. Then he ate a cushion.
First thing this morning he leapt on the bed and smacked me in the eyeball with his humongous-dinner-plate-size paw. I have a paw print embedded on my retina and I'm sure the eyeball itself is bruised...if that's possible!!!!!!

 Oh, but ya gotta love him, with a face like that!  Oh yeah, he ate the poodle's bed that he's lying on there too!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blog Colours

This week at Isabella's Sketchbook challenge blog , we've gone for using the colours of Isabella's header on her blog.   Gorgeous colours too,  I had fun with this . I've used some new Kaisercraft Utopia papers and  my new Nestie labels die . The flowers are cut out of the designer paper. I've distress inked around the image also. The image is " Grape Cluster 2"  available at Isabella's Sketchbook.    Remember , you must use one of her images for this challenge .
 I'm also entering this in Dare U 2 Digi- Anything goes

Sketch Time

This week over at Karen's Doodles UK challenge blog we have a great sketch by Elaine to follow.
I thought I'd use this cute threesome "On the beach" available from Karen's Doodles here.  (I'm trying sadly to hold onto summer though it has gone!) and I've used paper from my new DCWV Citrus stack. Yummy! The sentiment is a whimsy stamp.

Don't forget, if you want to enter this challenge, you must use a Karen's Doodles image available at the link above.

I'm entering this card in Inky Impressions- summer creations

Monday, May 10, 2010

Big day out!

The little boys came with me to an all-day agility demonstration at the Hawera Club Expo yesterday. Big day for all of us and we were all knackered last night!  Vinnie did a couple of runs even though he is retired and Riley was eventually trusted off lead to run a few times . My boys were so good, I was very proud of them. I didn't take Brodie cos there was so much going on around us, with games of rugby league , balls flying everywhere, he would've been out of the ring and off playing league and puncturing balls before I knew it!
 Marise took this cool photo of Riley for me. Isn't it cute?!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Card for Mum

Over at Isabella's Challenge blog we have a theme this week of  " Mothers Day" . Isabella has lots of  gorgeous images perfect for a card for Mum. Check out what the rest of the design team have come up with, there are lots of great ideas on the challenge blog.
 I've used " Mum's Helper" and coloured her with copics. The paper is MME and the sentiment is computer generated. The flowers are prima. I've distressed the edges and inked with Antique linen distress ink.

I'm also entering this in the Stamptacular Sunday-   Mothers Day
Digi Doodle - Anything goes
 Crafty Card Makers- Distressing
S2G - For Mother

Anything but a Card

Ok, so a challenge like this takes a wee bit more thinking but there are so many tutorials out there for all sorts of wonderful creations. I saw this accordian file on the Scor Pal site and decided to give it a go. Didn't take anywhere near as long as I thought it would. Now I have something to store my digi images in!

The image is  Karens Doodles  Maggie & Me - Now  and the project is for this weeks challenge at Karens Doodles UK blog .  The paper is MME, butterflies and leaves are Prima. Hop on over to our challenge blog and see what everyone has been up to.

  I'm entering this in Stamp with Fun- friends
      and A Spoonful of Sugar- furry friends
   Lexi's Creations- Animals

Saturday, May 1, 2010

White out!

I thought this would be a hard challenge but it was fun! Sassy Cheryl's Judy challenged us to use white on white ie no colour except for the image. I've used this cool Sassy girl that I've had for ages but never got around to inking ( wanna guess how many other digis are hiding in my files and never seen the light of day?!) .
 I've used punches and cuttlebugs and nesties to decorate this card, a bit of ric rac , dew drops and Rock Candy distress stickles.

I've previously posted pics of Brodie lying in poodle beds much too small for him...well I bought him a big bed. Now Vinnie lies in this huge bed and Brodie.....well, he goes to sleep like this! ROTFLMAO! Yes, he is snoring ,upside down!

and this is Vinnie rattling around in the new bed!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...