Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Witches Moon

I so love this bag!!!! Halloween isn't big over here in NZ, so not that fussed on doing these type of images, but I did have a lot of fun doing this!!! This Sassy Cheryls image is called Witches Moon... isn't she cool! We have a cool challenge for you ladies this week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blogspot... Fall / Halloween. I have gone over the clouds to highlight them and added stitching to the sides. Head over now to see what the talented ladies have created!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Reading is Fun - Bookmarks

This was fun and frustrating to make!!! Trying to get the beads onto thick twine was defiantly trying my patience! But however, I am happy with the end result and Bee loves her new bookmark too! Shes such a big reader at 7yrs!
So yes ... this weeks challenge at Karen's Doodles is make a bookmark. "Reading is Fun" is one of the many cool digis Karen has drawn.
I also used copic colours I would normally steer clear of... very pastel !!!
E42, 50
B000, 60, G12
RV42, Y000, YR24
W0. 1

Friday, 27 August 2010

DT Call now closed

Thanks to everyone that has applied for SG Design Team. The call is now closed.
We hope to see you all back here playing along with our challenges which start on the 9th September.

We will be introducing the talented ladies who be on the very first SOUTHERN GIRLS DESIGN TEAM.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

See no evil

I loved making this card for our latest challenge at Sassy Cheryls which is Polka Dots. I do very little in the way of boys cards, so found it a joy to use this image called "See no Evil" which you can purchase here. The Sassy Dt girls have come up trumps on this challenge, so let them inspire you and hope to see your card entered!

Wags n Whiskers Blog Hop Winner

Did you all enjoy the Wags n Whiskers blog hop?? Well heres great news for one lucky lady... my blog was one of the three that had hidden candy on the Wags n Whiskers blog hop.....
So of to Random.org

Result: 21
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Which is Sue

Congrats Sue. Can you email me hun (my email is on the side bar) and let me know your address for your candy.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Shower Lady

Apart from the short hair.... this Shower Lady could be me!!!! Although my towels don't look as fluffy and sparkly! This week at Karen's Doodles challenge, we want you to use Polka Dots.
Have you checked out all Karen's amazing new images lately? wow they are cool!
Anyway, head over to see what the amazing talented DT have made then why don't you have a go at joining us!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Kitty Katastrophe

I had a great time colouring in this beauty! Although if you look closely (please don't!) I started to colour her skin teal!!!! I used some yummy Bo Bunny bright paper and have a raft of challenges I am going to enter in!!
Kenny K - Bold and Bright
Inspirational Card Sketches - Sketch
SFTW - Anything goes
Character Cafe - Use dimensional Glaze (on her boots)
Pixie Dust Studio - Polka Dots
The Wild Flower Patch - Polka Dots
Your next Stamp - Bold Bright summery colours

Phew...and that's all folks. Dont forget the Wags n Whiskers blog hop a post down from this one... you could be in to win the new release!

E000, 00, 02
BG45, 49
R17, 27
Y38, YR16
V17, 93
Glitter - Champagne
Stickles - Star Dust
SU - Dimensional Glue

Friday, 20 August 2010

Wags n Whiskers release date - Blog Hop

Wahoo!!! Wags n Whiskers Blog Hop has arrived!!! I don't know if I am allowed to have a favourite now that I'm on the DT, but I don't mind saying that I think I have kept the best for last! This little sweetie Hannah brings to mind what I think Wags n Whiskers true style is!. (Does that make sense?) You can purchase these awesome fairy's in rubber only from Friday 12pm.

So onto the Blog Hop... you should have arrived here from the lovely Heidi. Your next stop after me is onto the very talented Lacey where she has of course show casing fairy Lacey! If you get lost along the way, head back to Wags n Whiskers blog where the blog order is posted.

Oh and heads up... don't forget to leave a comment on my post as there will be 3 random blogs chosen among us. The 3 chosen blogs will then pick a winner. The winner can then choose 2 Rubber Stamps of their chose. So 3 prizes of 2 Stamps. So got to comment to be in to win!!!
Have fun!

Think Pink!! Tickled Pink!

Well judging this card I would say more grey and pink!. This fortnight challenge at Mad for Markers is Colouring pink objects. So of course I had to try and make Lilith all sweet in a pink dress.. but clearly she isn't happy!.. Rather sulky looking... mmm reminds me of my daughter... anyway, enough rambling. As always I am amazed by the talent of Sammi's DT and are stunned that I am on it! Can't wait to see who's next!

E000, 00, 2, R20
RV02, 13, 14, 34
G24, C0, 2, 3, 6
W0, 1, 2, 3

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sneak Peak - Nichola

This is my second sneak peek for you to look at. Tomorrow is the big day that Wags n Whiskers have their release date and blog hop. I so stoked I get to have a play and share these wonderful images with you which come in either rubber or digi form. This stunning girl is called Nichola. Check back tomorrow when I have my last fairy Hannah to show off! I'm sure you'll all want to rush off and get this sweetie!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Sneak Peak - Lacey

I love fairy's!!! Wags n Whiskers have a release date on the 20th (Friday) of this month where we are going to have a blog hop. I am lucky enough to have a play before these are released. And share my creation with you all for a sneak peek. This stunning girl is called Lacey. Check back tomorrow where I'll have another fairy to show off!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Twiggy the snowman

Another week has flown by and this week at Sassy Cheryls challenge blog we
have the theme - Stitches. Now I must admit, I in listed my friend Viv's help with this one.. I wanted real stitches.. and since I don't own a sewing machine.. I handed her the card and said "sew!!!" Thanks Viv! I have used the image "Twiggy the Snowman" Right.. head over and see what the DT girlie's have been up doing and join in!!!

10 days to go

Do you want one of these badges?? Only 10 days to go before DT applications close. Lou and I have had wonderful support with sponsors and all you crafty people out there. Its hard to beleive that in 10 days we will be hunting down our very first DT for Southern Girls Challenge Blog.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Princess Kitty

Hello people! Today we have over at Karens Doodles Challenge - Animals. Karen has a huge variety of animal to pick from here. I have used Princess Kitty, and have finally managed to use my new stash of glitter and pearls that arrived.
Head over and take a gander at what the DT have done and hopefully this will be enough to inspire you to join in!
B52, G00, R20
YR14, 18, 21, 23, 24
YG03, E37, W0

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Miss Rosalie with roses

I have wanted some CC Design stamps for a long time now and finally had a spend up and got a few. this one is called is Rosalie with Roses... isn't she sweet. I ordered her for Debs Creations.
I am entering her in...
Sentimental Sundays - Ribbon or Lace
Sweet Stampin Challenge blog - Favourite stamp/image
Secret Crafter - What little girls are made of

E000, 00, 02, R20
YR21, 23, 24,
R11, 21, 22, 24
YG03, E11, 31
W0, 2, 3

Wags n Whiskers

Wags 'n Whiskers is having a new release NEXT Friday, August 20th!!
And it's a "Fairy" Special Release!!
The sneak peeks begin on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Lady Raven

I had to ink this girl up especially for a guy down at work Matt B... he's a builder I met a few years ago. His lovely wife checks up on my occasionally and apparently thought my last Kenny K card was rather saucy!!!! So if you are reading this... this is for you!!!!
My card is rather simple, but I am going to enter it in the Kenny K challenge - In the summertime (I figure it must be warm outside if she is wearing this outfit!!!) And I also followed Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Cappucino Snowman

Wow, what a great challenge we have for you at Sassy Cheryl's challege blog this week. We want to see..... Black, white plus pink embell's. This is a really girly challenge! I have covered a money tin. In this money tin I am putting all my loose change in and when it comes time for my holiday next year I am going to call this my coffee money!!!! Hence why I have used the image Cappucino Snowman. Head over and see the Dt girls creations - then get creative!!

Southern Girls Challenge DT Call

Do you like to inspire others? Do you like to have fun? Well then... we want you!!!!
Southern Girls are putting out a DT call for 6 amazing crafty individuals worldwide...(yes if there are men out there... you can apply too!!!) Its as easy as 1, 2, 3!!!

1 – you will be required to make one craft project a month – card, sb layout or 3d or anything else that takes your fancy as long as it meets the challenge requirements. (SG is a fortnightly challenge blog but we will be split into two teams)

2 – you must leave comments on all entries.

3 – Have fun!!!

What do you have to do....
Make a card/project for us using your favourite things, (could be a stamp, or glitter even flowers!), put on your blog and say it for our DT call and email project to southerngirlschallenges@gmail.com
Also include
• Name
• Blog (if you have one)
• Any Dts you are currently on ( please dont be put off if you havent any DT experince.. we are on the look out for fresh new faces also)

If you dont have a blog, dont let this put you off, still send in a photo of your project.
The Design Team call ends 27th August 2010.

See... I told you it was easy!

Look forward to seeing you all apply!!!
Tracy and Lou

Monday, 9 August 2010

Summer Zest

How cute is this image!!! Its called Dragon Birthday from Karen's Doodles. I made this card for our Karen's Doodles challenge blog, where we want you to create a card "Summer Zest" - colours - Yellow, Orange, Lime Green with a splash of Blue. Head over and see what the other amazing DT girls have created

Heads up - Southern Girls Challenge

Just a quick heads up that there is a new Papercraft Challenge Blog on the block, and it belongs to me and Lou! It's called SOUTHERN GIRLS CHALLENGE, click on the link to go and check it out. The blog is aimed to encourage the girls down under that don't enter US and UK Challenges. However anyone worldwide are most welcome to play along, but some prizes will be NZ and Aus only
At the moment we are scoping out sponsors and doing some behind the scenes stuff, BUT there will be a DT call very soon. SO WATCH THIS SPACE!!!! The DT Call will be an open call so international applicants are most welcome to apply.....
Stay Tuned!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Card for Cam

This card took me no longer than 10 mins to whip up. I had to ring Cameron and let her know what her results were. She was upset to say the least, and was hoping for higher marks. She got Very Highly recommended, which basically she scored marks between 80-84%. Some how I think my little dancer will throw in the towel. So I wanted to make this card for her and tell her how proud I am of her.
I am entering in Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girlie

Stamp from Debs Creations: Swiss Pixie - Birgitta
Sketch copics from Mad 4 Markers:
E000, 00, 02,
YR21, 23, 24
W0, 2
BG45, 49
B00, 2
V93, 95, YG03

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Early morning card!

Yep, hubby's alarm clock went off at 4.30am, he left for work at 5am then I got up about 10min later cause I couldn't sleep!!! so what better thing to do than make a card!!! Love these images... very saucy!
I am entering in Cute Card Thursday - whateva

Friday, 6 August 2010

Wags n Whiskers - Triple Play

How exciting is this! my very first Wags n Whiskers challenge as a DT member and not a player. This week the challenge is "Triple Play", so it could be 3 images, 3 embossing folders used etc...
I have used image Water Babe where I have used three layers of patterned paper, three pearls and three punched out flowers. Head over and see what the other girlie's have created and join in.

Image - Water Babe
E000, 00, 02, 42, 43, 44
W0, 1, 2, 3
R00, 11, 20, 21, 22
C6, YR21

Vintage fun

Here's a card I made for Mad for Markers. I decided to do a vintage card using my distress inks around the outside and colouring image with copics in soft pinks. For her voil overlay I have used white Perfect Pearl, which when overlayed over a light coloured copic seems to really shimmer and look white... although you cant even notice through my picture! I love how this card turned out.

Have a great weekend and see you next week!

E000, 00, 01, 43
YR21, 23, 24
R20, 21, 22, 24
W0, 1, 3

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Devilish Donna

Spent all day in a meeting today and couldn't wait to have a bit of "me" time in the craft room! I wanted to colour in one of the images I got from Kenny K's Gothic Angelz.
Here's what I made the card for
Kenny K's - On the dark side (using a Gothic Angel.. figure she's dark enough!!)
Pixie Cottage - followed their sketch and added in blue.
Have a great week

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Boarder Control!!!

Who in NZ watches Boarder Control? The girls and I watch it every Monday and see all those packages that get xrayed and if it looks suspect then gets opened for inspection!!
Well, my package arrived today from Wild Orchid crafts.... and guess what... it had a strip across it with "MAF- Officially opened by MAF biosecurity New Zealand"! I was so excited, I had to show the girls and explain to them that this is what happens to all those packages on TV! Even they were impressed that paper flowers and stick on pearls had been looked at!
I know... I need to get a life!... but do you like my new stash????

The April Fool

Hi there! wasn't last weeks challenge fun! Great to see you all play along!
This week we want to see an altered notebook. I have picked up a Sassy Cheryl image called The April Fool. This notebook is actually my daughters phone book, so she got to help and pick what embell's she wanted it (hence why it is pretty simple!! guess she doest take after me where I think more is better!! LOL)
Anyway, head over to our challenge blog and see the amazing notebooks that have been done by the rest of the DT.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Hang in there!

Isn't this trio so cute!!! (not if you live in NZ.. where these cute critters are pests!) This week at Karen's Doodles we have an all new Design Team with a few familiar faces (which includes me) and some amazing new faces!!
We are starting of with a real easy challenge for you..."Anything Goes" Yep that's right.. do any card you like as long as it have a Karen's Doodles image on it. Head over and see what the all new DT have created.


Over at Anki's blog, she is giving away 7 prizes of Hanglar stamps!!! Its so hard to come by these cuties, that it is worth putting your name down for a shot at getting drawn. Pop over and have a look!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Angry Ballerina

With dance exams less than a week away, I have dancing shoes to polish, hair spray to get (god help me if there is one hair out of place!!). I will be breathing a sigh of relieve when they are over. If you like this angry sweetie, you can get her from Debs Creations. I have a few CC design stamps I ordered from Debs yesterday that should be here in a about a week, cant wait till they come, they are sooo cute!!! I'm sure I will have fun inking them up!