Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Simply B Stamp - FB freebie

hey everyone
Simply betty stamps has a fb freebie each month and all you need to do is use the free digi...
I love her images... here is my card

thanks for looking - I am at a training so I can't leave too much detail but will return later

Sunday, April 28, 2013

LMCB - Season's changing

Good morning everyone!!!
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you this week and I hope you get your crafty on and join us!!  The challenge is Season's change... so any season - with the beautiful weather out side i am sure you have some inspiration - if not... take a look at mine

and some close up pics

Of course i have challenges that also inspired me... and here they are:

loves rubber stamps - the great outdoors
deep ocean challenge blog - fav colours (earth tones - lately)
broken box stock - mother's day
simon says - atg
pumpkin spice - nature
my sheri crafts - mother's day

PIO - challenge april showers bring may flowers

Good morning everyone!!
Oh my goodness... it is so nice out lately - flowers are blooming, birds are singing, cats are again trying to escape the house..lol
I hope you have a chance to join us this week at Pile it on - we have a great challenge and it should be easy with the lovely inspiration of the flowers outside - "April showers bring May flowers" one lucky participate will win 3 images from Ginger loft digital stamps 
Here is my inspiration for you 
and some close ups

Hope you find some crafty time and join us

Challenge entered:
crafts 4 eternity - 3 different pattern paper
wags and whiskers - may flowers
forever friends - flowers
the ribbon carousel - showers and flowers
love to create - (sentiment, ribbon, bling)
scrapbooker's paradise - springtime joy
stampin with the dragon - spring has sprung 

Friday, April 26, 2013

SF Challenge - cinco de mayo!!!

Challenge time at Sketchy Friday!!!!!!
and  you have to love this sketch

here is my inspiration for you..
I used my copics to colour Sonia's beautiful digis Margarita, Sombrero, Cinco de mayo sentiments.  I also used left over paper that i am trying to go through - gosh... how did i get so much!!
the salt on the Margarita is little beads glued down 
and a couple more close ups

I hope you take the time to join us this week!

i would also like to enter my card into the following challenges
tammy scrapin - bling it up
art impressions - layers
paper crafting journey - use a sentiment
addicted to stamps and more - make your mark
cuttin and stampin - cinco de mayo
top tip tuesday - no real sewing
get inky - bring on the bling
sparkle n sprinkle - use a digi

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

scrappin weekend

Hey everyone... had a great weekend with a bunch of ladies that i scrapbook and card make with-
we went up to Tobermory 

here is me... enjoying the cottage life

and a sideways pic of  the scrappy table 
a quick card that i made while up there - The card was made for Debbie's sister :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

LMCB - Inspired by a quote challenge

Here she comes to save the day.... Alora Mae is on her way!!!  (with her side kick Floppy Baby)
Ok... you are probably wondering what is she talking about... hahah - yep i have lost it... teehee

The below LO is my inspiration for the challenge happening now at Lasting memoires 
the challenge is for you to use a famous quote... well of course my brain doesn't work like normal and the thing that popped into my head is the song we use to sing to my best friends baby and my baby.  The theme song from Mighty Mouse  (which in my mind would be quoted by mighty mouse - teehee).   Alora (left handside) was a stiff baby that would do the superman pose all the time and Sarah (right hand side) well she was a very floppy baby.   They were the best of friends from birth (now they are turning 21 - were does the time go??)  Any how back to the LO...

the blue is felt and the background is misted 

I love how it turned out and can't wait to show the girls 
Other challenges that inspired me to complete this LO are:
scrapbook circle - spring time hues
all sorts challenge - passion for flowers
so artful challenge - green, pink, blue
cupcake inspiration - floral bouquet
sketch saturday - sketch

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

birthday celebrations

Hey everyone
I am involved with a birthday card group where we send everyone cards - i love being a part of the group and each August I receive tons of birthday cards!!!  yeah bonus!!

this is one that i recently made to give out in May
the cupcake is hand sewn and coloured in with a sticker for the candle

of course not only did i make it for her birthday but for the following challenges:
stampotique design - birthday 
Paper pretties - happy birthday 
fresh brewed - sweet treats
penny paper - use a sentiment 
top tip tuesday - say it isn't sew
the corrosive challenge- lifes special occasions

Monday, April 15, 2013

I miss you

hey everyone,
I hope that you are all having a fab weekend!!!
Made a quick card for some challenges...
I used all CTMH stamps, ink, paper and embellishments
the background is heat embossed and sponged to get the sunset look
the ribbon and butterfly was inked with CTMH re-inkers

Once again I was inspired by the following challenges:

lexi creations - ribbon
totally gorjuss - spring shades
hiding in my craft room - super scrap Saturday
card crafter circle challenge - die-ing to impress you
cute card thrusday - butterfly kisses
ribbon carousel - showers and flowers

LMCB - use your scraps

Hey everyone...
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you this week - plus you get to use up you all that paper you have been wondering what to do with!!
My inspiration is below...
The paper I used was from a CTMH paper pack from last summer - I know it wasn't that long ago but they are still in my scrap bin :) and i love to clean it out when ever I can 
the sun burst seems to be the big trend right now.. the photo is of my beautiful daughter and her father.

I hope that you take some time to join us this week 
and of course I have some challenges that also inspired me :)
lawnscaping challenge - inspiration (pintrest with the sunburst)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

PIO - challenge embossing

Good morning everyone..
Pile it on has another great challenge for you this week - and it is easy!!
Embossing!!  dry or wet - and we are sponsored by Red Rubber Designs - prize is a $10 GC
here is some inspiration from me... don't forget to go check out what my design teammates did!!
and some close ups of my card 
simple but i love the way it turned out!
I used copics to colour the Red Rubber design butterfly

I hope that you join us this week and the challenges that inspired me:
believe it or not... I didn't have enough time this week to get more challenges on the card plus i am still trying to figure out feedly on to the challenges!!!

DRS designs - one stitch at a time
cute card Thursday- butterfly kisses

Sunday, April 7, 2013

black and lime card

Hey everyone...
It felt like spring this weekend and I am so wanting the flowers to bloom.
Made a card this weekend and of course it was inspired by a couple of challenges.
Here is the card..
I used all Close to my Heart stamps
Some second generations giving the grey effect
and the challenges that inspired me:

Less is more - lime and black
broken box stock - think spring

LMCB - childhood memories

Hey everyone... 
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you this week - Childhood memories - so this should be easy peezie for you all.  everyone was a child once and I am sure you remember it!! lol
Any how I hope that you join us
here is my inspiration - its a little too CAS for me... so i might be playing around with it some more
its a lo of my dad and I at the cottage .... I remember that yellow life jacket that I ad to wear all the time by the water.  We must have been fishing that day because my dad is holding a fish, I  loved the cottage.  
below is some close ups...  I have to say the Lo looks much better in person - looks blahhh in the photos 
(journalling isn't there at the time of the photo)
I used viva pens to add some dimension - clear pearls  
And we have some prizes for the challenge this week!!!
Punch Prize
this lovely gift pack donated from our very own Charity plus...

A2Z is donating a $20 GC to one lucky winner!!

and it wouldn't be me if i didn't note the challenges that inspired me
scrap whispers - round the corners
red carpet studio - layout w/frames
one stitch - atg

Saturday, April 6, 2013

rain and rainbows

I'm singing in the rain... 
just singing in the rain... 
oh what a glorious feeling .... 
or is that snow out there????  

Seriously I think Mother Nature is playing a joke on us from last year... we didn't get anything then???  this year i think i am going to through shorts on and be done with it - lol
Any how I made this card for a couple of challenges... see below

The sentiment stamp, bg stamp, cloud stamp is from Close to my heart.  the little image was made for me in a swap
isn't it the cutest little image though??
I poped and layered the image.. added some pearls at the bottom for a very CAS card.  I love how it turned out.
And of course the challenges that inspired me...
Drunken Stampers - singing in the rain
QKR stampeded - April showers
wags n whiskers- April showers
little scrap pieces - spring showers
brown sugar - spring
my creative time - rainbow colours

CCC - sunshine and showers

Hey everyone... 
Guess what???  Crafty Calendar is having another great challenge and this one is being sponsored by Milk Coffee!!  They have amazing digis.. you should go and check them out.  The challenge this month is Sunshine and showers - easy peezy... with Spring hopefully starting up soon!!!  (fingers crossed)

So if you follow my blog alot then you know i am always inspired by challenges and there are so many out there!!!  anyhoo... here are the challenges that inspired me...

milk coffee challenge - anything not square
QKR Stampede - april showers
fussy and fancy - faux stitching
crafty ribbon - atg with ribbon
sweet stamps - spring pastels
wags n whiskers - april showers
colour Q - colours