Saturday, August 27, 2011

Show us your sunsets with clouds!

A hard one for me this week, I've never done a sunset before and this was my third attempt, the first two going into the rubbish !!!!Still not 100% happy and would do it differently next time but, hey, its a sunset!!  The team at Make it Colourful have done a fab job this week so hop on over and check out their cards!

 I've used Tilda with flowerpot  and Timber top ridge from MIC.  Didn't add much to the card this time as I thought it was colourful enough! LOL!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Release time!

Little Miss Muffet time  and some new releases for you!!!   The first card I've made is using the cute little summer Monkey which I coloured with copics. The paper is MME and SU , the beaded embelly is prima and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

The second card is using a new sugar & spice girl  "Paprika" with a background from MIC , paper is BG Pyrus, chipboard corner swirl is MIC, buttons and flower from stash. If you check out the challenge blog you'll see some gorgeous examples with these images from the design team! 

What's the decade?

This fortnight at Southern Girls we're picking some different decades and seeing what we can come up with.  The sponsors are Kenny K and Tickled Pink.

I've used a Kenny K image called SuperMom and she is just SOOOOO 1950's !  I've matched her up with a retro kitchen background from Make it Crafty, and I'm sure a lot of those kitchens survived longer than the fact I think the kitchen in our house when we bought it was from the 50s, and guess what, we ripped it out ASAP!  
The paper is BG nook & pantry and I've used flowers, ribbon and doily from my stash.
Now pop over and check out some of the cool work from my teamies !!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday my little gingernut!

Its Riley's birthday today, and he is 4 years old!     One more year and I can send him to school! LOL!

Riley wants to share some pics cos he's such a photogenic little beast!

 First day in my new home 

3 months old

Biker Dude!!!

Me & my mum on the right and my sister Chilli ( she's the bald one!)  and her mum on the left

Monday, August 22, 2011

New Faeries!!!!!

Hi everyone
we have 2 new little faeries for Release for you today yay how awesome is that!!





Be sure to check out what
The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team have created with this these 2 New little cute faeries ..
here is their Blog List for you

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Snow on Monday/ Tuesday and a real polar blast, now its 20 C plus outside and beautiful! Talk about extremes......
  The poodles have been outside soaking up the sun, though I'm reluctant to take off their jerseys, they both need a brush and a clip! LOL!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Colour some ground

For the Make it Colourful challenge this week we want to see some ground coloured . OK , so I've gone overboard here and plonked Alyssa in a sea of weeds! LOL!  It's the cottage garden look, with a few random flowers and unmown grass!

I haven't coloured the Slimy house before and I'm pleased with that and the cobblestone path  but Alyssa's wings look overpowering, I got carried away adding colour with the prisma pencils as I didn't like what I started with.....don't like what I ended with either!!!!  And the glitter looks odd in this pic.... at least the dragonflies look gorgeous.....
nop emoticon

Hop on over to the challenge blog now, the girls have been busy again

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Use multiple stamps...

This week in the  Little Miss Muffett Challenge . The DT have out-done themselves this week with some fantabulous combinations , go check them out! 
 For my card I've used the gorgeous  Bailey and Butterfly kisses, and put them together with two backgrounds from MIC as well. I coloured with copics and prisma pencils and added chalk to the background.  The paper is DCWV Rustic.

I used sentiments from Whimsy, Tim Holtz die, hand-dyed seam binding and the flower is made from die cut petals covered in crackle accents. Pat the Cat helped me with these petals.... the naughty ginger walked over them while they were still wet and of course I lost two, stuck to his paws!  He looked so funny trying to shake them off ! PMSL!

I'm entering this in Cupcake Craft - Soft & Sweet
Cardmad Fairy Digidays-  Summer holidays

Blog candy winner!!!!

Vinnie is feeling the cold a bit and refused to move off his couch in front of the heater!  So I had to find another option to pick my winner  and good ole Mr Random thingy didn't mind stepping up. So here we go......

TA DA!!!!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-08-17 22:56:51 UTC

That happens to be Alicia McNamara !!!!!!!!

Woohoooo! Congratulations!!!!

Will be in touch hun to get your details and if I can get Vinnie to help, we'll start wrapping goodies ( not Brodie, he'll probably try to eat everything, but especially those hanglars.....mmmmmm yum!!!!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


OK, time for a wee bit of blog candy ,  and why?  Its my birthday tomorrow!! Yay me!  LOL!  I'm giving away a brand new set of hanglar stamps, some yummy lace embellies from Linda the Funky Junkie , some lasercut chipboard from Make it Crafty , and a few other bits and pieces.

All ya have to do is leave me a comment and you'll go in the draw for this little package.  Vinnie will draw a name out in about 2 weeks time, he's very good at picking !!! And yes, he will post overseas! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Urban cool!

Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty have come together to create a fun Urban Themed digi collection!

Ann Vento has whipped up her magic and designed an incredible collection of
funky wall sayings, city landscapes and of course a range of super cool street signs.

Make it Crafty is trying something new offering all the different elements for you to build your own urban backdrop.

Then of course, what better characters to incorporate into such a scene than the fabulous KennyK rubber stamps available from Whimsy Stamps!

Our incredibly talented Design Teams have had a blast playing with all the different elements to bring you LOTS of inspiration!

We have broken it in to TWO HOPS
HOP A Starts Here & HOP B Starts HERE!

There will be a winner for EACH HOP and if you hop your way through BOTH, you’ll go in the draw for the GRAND PRIZE TOO!

HOP A & B Winners will each receive a $15 voucher from both Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty

GRAND WINNER will win our full Urban Digital Collection
4 Digi Sentiment sets by Ann Vento & the Urban Elements Collection from Make it Crafty

You are currently on HOP B and should have arrived from the lovely & talented Ann 

Your next stop on HOP B is the talented Elaine, but before you go make sure you leave a comment below!

You have until August 21st 8PM Australian QLD time to make your way through the hops!

Be there... or be square! J

New Faerie Drop Sentiments!!!

Hi to everyone crafty out there!!
we have a new Sentiment Release for you today..yay!!!

The Faerie Drop Sentiments

These gorgeous Sentiment Stamps have been designed by 1 of our own Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team lady Anita Marie

here is my Card I made using the new Faerie Drop Sentiments

Be sure to check out what
The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team have created with this Awesome New Sentiment release ..
here is their Blog List for you 
Tracey Manderson's Blog-:
Debra James's Blog-:
Suzi MaManus's Blog-:
Tracy Jackson's Blog-:
Natalie Z's Blog-:
Debbie pamment's Blog-:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shaking at the knees...

Cos I had trouble with this challenge.   Over at Make it Colourful we want you to colour an object that looks wet. Not shiny....wet!   I watched a few you-tube tutorials including this one HERE  on how to add dew/water drops and think I finally managed a few that don't look tooooooo bad! LOL!  

 Now don't look too closely, but I actually coloured this image with prismas instead of copics, then added my dew drops with a white gel pen.   Not my best effort but I guess it's all about practicing ........

This week we are being sponsored by Mo Manning

Right, now all you budding artists,  dig out your white gel pens and get drawing!!!!!

Check it out !

Look what's coming tomorrow..........!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Release time

Little Miss Muffet Stamps has a new release this week and I've made a card using the new little Ava.  I've used a MIC background image, Bo Bunny papers, prima flowers, distress ink dyed seam binding, and chipboard leaves also from MIC.
The sentiment is from Whimsy.
The design team at Little Miss Muffett have made some gorgeous cards to showcase the 4 little cuties Barbara has released , so check out the challenge blog HERE , today and tomorrow for some Inspiration!!!!!

Splash a bit of colour...

With your black and white this week!  Southern Girls are being sponsored by Joanna Sheen, Pink Cat Studio and Sassy Studio. Woohoo!
I've used an image from Sassy Studio called Sassy Skater, and I don't know if its my brain cells starting to deteriorate or I'm just an idiot but I made a card with this image, loved my colouring on her jeans....and then realised it was a black and white, with a splash of colour challenge.....after I'd finished the whole card in NOT black & white!!!!!! Arrrrrrgh!  
Oh well, I have a spare now.......!!!!!!

Now head on over to check out what everyone else has been up to on the Southern Girls challenge blog

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Colouring with Pink

Is the challenge over at Make it Colourful this week.   Not one of my go for colours so I had a play with some different shades and ended up mixing so many on Tilda's shirt that I can't remember what I used!
The background images are Tree of Love and Park bench for two, from Make it Crafty. I've used chipboard corners from MIC also. The paper is Prima Botanicals and the leaf swirl is a Marianne Die with some stickles slapped on. Cardstock is SU .
My teamies have been busy as usual so why not pop on over to the challenge blog and check out some gorgeous work!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Girl on a swing....

I used to LOVE swings as a kid, what is it about them?    Anyway this month I'm guest DTing for Little Miss Muffett Stamps  and Barbara has let me play with the gorgeous little Riley ( OK, the name really sold me on this image! Hehehe!) this week for the challenge which is " Outside the diecut".   Woohoo!  Never actually tried one of these before and had to frantically google some tutorials on how to do it , and its easy peasy!
I hung Riley from Peaches of plenty, from Make it Crafty.

I used BG Out of print paper, coloured with copics,  sentiment from CatsLife Press, made the organza flower and the rest is from my stash.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Dig out the lace , its time for a new challenge over at The Emerald Faerie Garden and we want to see some lace on your cards.  I almost finished the card and realised I hadn't put any lace on it...LOL!   Anyway, the yummy paper is BG Curio, sentiment from EFG , chipboard bits from Make it Crafty and flowers from my stash.  I made the stick oin with beads from my collection.
Now hop on over to the challenge blog and check out all the gorgeous work from my teamies.

 PS  I went and bought some new slippers the other night and so far they are still in one piece and my toes are warm again!


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