Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Wonderful news was waiting for me when I got home from work on Monday. I'm on the DT for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge !!!!!!
  Isabella has some gorgeous images of all kinds. Really worth checking out if you've never been over to see. Take a look here.   The design team is full of talented ladies, so go take a lot at my teamie's gorgeous cards to see what is in store!  We are all so excited to get this up and running!

This is a card I made for this introduction, just cos I had this cutey sitting here waiting to be coloured.  A dog, shopping , the only thing missing is a cuppa coffee.......

 In honor of this being the first Design Team for Isabella's Sketchbook, everyone is invited to participate in this week's challenge with ANY Isabella image of their choice AND

the winner will receive SIX FREE IMAGES of their choice


the gorgeous new "I Won" Badge.

Animal Magic Challenge

What could be more magic than a doggie!  Ha!  I have a one-track mind! 
 This week at Karen's Doodles UK Challenge blog we have a theme of animal magic. Karen has lots of cute animal digis available on her blog here.
 I've used some BG Sugared paper I've had forever and cut out some of the flowers to layer over the card. .  (Tracy, you're not allowed to laugh at me cuttting out, you know how much I LOOOOOOVE cutting out fiddly things- NOT!)
This image is called " Maggie & Me-then"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sugar Time

Thought it was time to enter a Sugarbowl challenge again. Bought this gorgeous paper on Saturday , its Kaisercraft Utopia . I love these colours!
The challenge follows a sketch by Tiets and you need to use punches.  I've punched the flowers, added some Prima swirls, and some dew drops.

Brodie has to be locked inside today as some friends are coming to lay a slab of concrete. I can just imagine how helpful he'd be, stealing tools, walking through the newly laid concrete, trying to bury something in it! ROTFLMAO!

Monday, April 26, 2010


The challenge this week at Meljens is " For the little ones"  . I've used sleeping teddy from Meljen's Digis , he's such a cutie! Paper is MME, sentiment is SU an flowers are random & punched.
 I'm not happy with Brodie & Riley this morning, they both took off when they got out the gate out at our training grounds. Caught Brodie quickly but Riley decided to be a little shit!  I had to follow him into someones backyard to get him!  He knows he's not flavour  of the day......  :(

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not happy....

Just can't seem to get this one right...aaarrrggh! Just not happy with it.
 This is my card for Isabella's challenge which this week is Food! The image is from Isabella's Sketchbook and I've used Kaisercraft Gypsy sisters papers. I've used Rock candy distress stinkles on the icecream and stickles on the plate.   Sentiment and punches are SU.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sketch time

This weeks challenge over at Sassy Cheryls is to use a sketch.  I've used the cute freebie teddy Cheryl gave us at PCP but you can find her gorgeously cute digis at the Sassy Cheryl store if you want to join in the challenge.  My card is made using SU paper and card , coloured with copics, distress stickled and random flowers & brads. The sentiment is a tag from my Bearly Mine CD.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The theme this week at Karen's Doodles UK challenge blog is to produce a monochrome card, using a Karen's Doodle image. Last time I tried a monochrome theme , my card was hideous....I think its all in the colours and tones you use. Went softer and plainer this time ( lots of purples in my last one...!) and I'm much happier with  this one.
I love this little dog, I guess you could stamp a sentiment on the bone if you wanted! She's called "Puppy & her bone" and she's available from Karens Doodles. I've coloured this cutie with copics.

The paper I have used is Kaisercraft, the ribbon, hardware, sentiment and cardstock is SU.
 I'm entering this in
   Stamp with Fun- animals
  Paper Sundaes - no people

Monday, April 19, 2010

Toby & Buster

I've done a card for the I heart Copics challenge over at PCP , following a sketch by Jana, using the DT cards for inspiration. Several DT members have used spots & stripes so that is what I've done. The paper is MME Wild Asparagus.
The cute little image is from Dustin Pike's new range called Toby & Buster and they are an adorable pair doing lots of fun things together!

Gav went for a dirt bike ride yesterday and made some lunch to take with him. Silly man put it all in his bag, on the deck and walked off.  Next thing I hear this rustle, crackle sound and there is Brodie trying to open the chocolate Mega Nut bar wrapper, after nibbling a bit at the apple and discarding it! Luckily the sandwiches were in a plastic container he couldn't get in to!

This is Gav & Brodie wrestling as per usual!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Boys suck!

OK, its not easy doing boy cards , can't put flowers on, nothing pretty I decided to go DIRTY! Well, distressed anyway, looks kinda dirty! LOL!
 This is my card for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge blog where you have to use a Sassy boy and include blue & cream.  Couldn't find the right blue paper then realised I had all sorts of blues on the Bearly Mine CD's I bought last year! Perfect!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Good friends from dog training have just had their first 2 legged baby, to join the 4 dogs and 2 cats they have!
I made a card for them using the sketch from A Spoonful of sugar which I've rotated,  and a Joanna Sheen Messy rabbit stamp set. I love this bunny! The paper is Kaisercraft Christmas carnival ( I don't have a lot of pink stuff! ) and I've used glossy accents on the " Baby" and the bottle.

 I'm also entering it in MTTC - pearls
                                PTW - cutie pie
                                TS-  crittercard
                                DP - funny animal

Its been a fun week...NOT!  We've been racing around organising judges for our winter agility show and trying to get the schedule into the gazette on time only to find the club secretary hasn't booked the indoor venue and someone else has got it! EEEEEK! We're allocated a weekend by the Kennel club so we can't change it easily, then the judges might not be available at a different time....  and at that time of the year no-one wants to compete outside in case its a horrendous weekend. I give up!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Things with Wings!

Challenge 6 already! Over at Karen's Doodles UK this week the challenge is to make a card with wings!  I've used Karen's "Fairy Fun" for this card and as always coloured her with copics. You can't see it very well in this pic but I've Rock Candy Dristress stickles on her wings and on the wings of the punched butterflies!  I love this stuff!
The ribbon is threaded through a spellbinders border die cut. The paper is BG Lime Rickey. Very busy! LOL!
 I'm entering this in
  The Creative Cottage - things with wings
 Stampavie & More- Butterflies
Flutter by Wednesday - open just include butterfly or fairy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sale Time over at Karen's Doodles

Looking for some gorgeously cute digi images? Hop on over to Karen's Doodles this week for some great savings!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Garden time

Great day for instead I'm sitting inside colouring in! 
This card is for the Isabella's Sketchbook weekly challenge which is a garden theme, including a round element.   The image is from Isabella's Sketchbook , called Watering Can Garden!  The paper I have used is Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, the sentiment and punches are SU.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sassy Girl

What a beautiful Autumn day! Its been warm, no wind...thought I'd better get out and tidy the garden a bit . Unfortunately Patrick ( ginger cat) decided to help so now I have little scratches all over my arms!
 This weeks challenge over at Sassy Cheryls is to use a girlie Sassy image and ribbon.  Think this is girlie enough? The paper and chipboard flower are BG lemonade, ribbon and card is SU and of course the cute image is a Sassy Cheryl digi, coloured with copics.
 I'm also entering this in Stampin for the Weekend challenge- ribbons & bows.

  I went to Palmerston North yesterday to have lunch with my sister and go shopping , and for once we were both rather restrained and neither of us bought shoes!  I did find this cool material tho, which I just had to buy. I've told Gav he's going to get matching shirts and shorts which he has to wear when he's driving the long as I'm not with him! Snicker!   OK....maybe I just might make cushion covers for the Kombi....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Recipe time

This weeks challenge over at Karens Doodles UK Challenge blog is to follow a recipe

3 Embellishments
2 patterned papers
1 image ( Karen's Doodle digi of course!)

I used my cosmo cricket nutmeg paper for this and found it really hard to limit what I put on it! I neeeeeed more! LOL!

My Winner

The Karens Doodle Blog hop has closed and apart from an overall winner, each design team member gets to pick a winner for the image they each used in the post. So many lovely comments ladies! Thanks so much. 
I  picked my winner and its Ramona!!!!
Ramona you need to email Anne and Elaine at Karens Doodles UK

with your details , and my name ( Viv !) and " Blog hop Winner " in the subject line.

E-mail Address

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Meljens First Challenge

Finally, the first challenge for Meljens Digital Stamps is here and anything goes! How easy is that!  I love this image, but guess you can't figure out why! OK, so its that has a doggie in it! LOL!
The paper is BG Green at heart again, the image a Meljen digi coloured with copics. The Sentiment is a Whimsy stamp, the flowers are SU Felt Fusion.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Isabella's Sketchbook

This card is for the very first challenge for Isabella's Sketchbook . She has created a sketch to follow and I have used this cute ballerina. Isabella creates all sorts of digital stamps , including some lovely vintage look images too, go check them out here. Plus there is a sale on for a few days!  
I've used BG Sugar Rush papers , prima flowers & pearls, and coloured with copics.....hmmmm, I have trouble with girlie cards!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sassy Challenge

Just adored this image the minute I saw it! Cheryl has been busy drawing again , keep it up Cheryl! The paper I've used is BG  Green at heart and the flower is prima ( along with some cute bud things from Tracy) . This card is for the Sassy Cheryl challenge which is Distressing.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Hop Time!

To celebrate Karen's Doodles more than 1000 Blog Followers, we are having Easter Blog Hops. Yes, I said Hops! There are 4 separate Hops going on....

Netherlands Challenge Blog

Scandinavian Challenge Blog

United Kingdom Challenge Blog

United States Challenge Blog

For each individual hop, visit all the participating members blogs and you will find an Easter Egg with a number on it . Collect the numbers and add up the total. Be sure to leave a comment while you are visiting, as each Design Team member will be choosing one person from their comments to win the Karen's Doodles image they have used. There will be 4 Grand Prize winners, one for each blog Hop, chosen from the visitors who send in the correct total of the eggs for that particular Hop.

The winners will get their choice of 4 Karen's Doodles images.

For this hop, please send your answer to :

But wait, there is more, anyone visiting all the blogs for all 4 Hops can enter to win a Super Grand Prize of 4 Karen's Doodles images plus an autographed Karen's Doodles original piece of art.

Just visit all 4 Country's blog hops, collect the numbers from the eggs and send the grand total to .

The Hops will close on Saturday, April 3 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced on each Challenge blog before their weekly challenge.

If you have arrived here from Tracy's blog, you're on the right track, as long as you started from the challenge blog . You now need to head on over to see Yvonne and collect the number from the Easter Egg there. Good luck!

My card is an easel card using Karen's Doodles " I didn't do it! " which is one of my favourites...its so close to home! We have stuffing from toys flying all the time!


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