Wednesday 29 June 2016

Something a little different....

Hi everyone,

It's been almost a week since my last post. I was reminded of this by a sweet friend who emailed me to see if I was alright, which I am....just busy with life and enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

Now because it is the last Wednesday of the month it's  

hosted by the lovely Chris and sponsored by the fabulous 

Each of us on the DT were given the choice of a digi in the shop and  my selection was
 "Elf Pocket" available here
I thought it would be fun to try something new...a shirt card.
A little planning ahead would have helped me as I printed and coloured the image first
then decided to google how to make the card.  It turns out all the instructions
are for smaller size cards and since I was so happy with my little elf as he was, 
I just made a shirt for the front.
I added a panel under the buttons and stitched the sides - difficult to see with
that busy pattern though.  

The design paper, which has a lovely gloss to it, was free in an old edition of Scrapbooking Magazine
Bells are from my stash as well as the ribbon, twine and button brads.
Sentiment is a LOTV stamp.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to join us this's never too early to start on those Christmas cards.

Wednesday 22 June 2016

TPS #254 ~ Birthday Girl

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

with the theme being "Birthday Girl"
As always we have the wonderful Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter
as our sponsor offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount but even if you havent you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. But please if you are going to enter more than once, you are able to take part 3 times but one of those must carry one of our images please.


For my card I've coloured with Copics one of my favourite images "Exotic Enchantment"
available here in the shop. I was in the mood for pulling out all
 my ribbons, lace and dies for this beauty.

One of my favourite things is to use 12 x 12 design paper for my cards.
That way there is always plenty left over to decorate both sides of the inside.

Here are some details:
Coloured with Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E21, E04, R20
Dress: BG96, BG93, BG90
Hair: E21, E25, E49
Design Paper: Cosmo Cricket Everafter 
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste was added to the edges.
Circle die is Joy Craft 6003/1002
SB A2 Tranquil Moments cut in cream
Flowers: SB Rose creations. I added gold Wink of Stella to the centers
Ribbon from Michaels
Sentiment is on SB A2 Devine Eloquence smallest die

I hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Birthday Girl" Challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Glitter "N" Sparkle Challenge #193
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #18 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today,

Saturday 18 June 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good weekend.  Someone turned up the thermostat and it was a cooker here today with even higher temps expected tomorrow for Father's Day.    Take care on those outdoor activities everyone.

This is a just-because kind of post and not for my DT requirements.  I recently was lucky enough to win a challenge where the prize was from Pink Gem Designs and I choose Happy Beer Day card topper digi kit knowing this would be perfect for hubby.  He laughed so hard when he opened it as he does love his nightly glass of Bud.

My photo does not show the dimension but there are several pieces added with pop dots.
I have not had the opportunity to work with topper kits but this was so much fun and came together in no time. It feels a little like cheating because of no colouring or design on my part though.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday 17 June 2016

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #166

Hi folks, 
I'm back again as promised, this time for a new challenge that beings today at
hosted by our lovely and very talented Nathalie
who has chosen the theme "Say it with Flowers"

No colouring on my card today, I've just used lots of dies
and frilly bits along with some lace and flowers.

Design paper is digital from Bearly Mine which sadly is now closed
Spellbinder dies used throughout the card, finished off with a pink silk ribbon
bow and flowers from WOC as well as the rosette ribbon and lace on the box

We are sponsor by the wonderful Magnolia-licious for this challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Hope to see you playing along with us and
Thanks for stopping by

Christmas Shaker Card

Hi everyone,
This is the first of 2 posts I have for you today.

The Winter Wonderland Challenge begins today hosted by our lovely and very talented Anet 
who has chosen the theme..."Add Some Sparkle" . 
 A very easy theme so I hope you get to play along and show us your Christmas creations.

We are fortunate to have two great sponsors this week.
  Crafty Sentiments Designs and
 The Craft Barn

I've coloured with Copics an older image from Elizabeth Bell and made a
shaker card with lots of bling. I'm sorry I do not know the name of this rubber stamp
as it's very old. I filed all my stamps in a binder when I began colouring and regretably
did not write the names beside them. 

Oval Doily die is Cheery Lynn Designs - Japanses Garden Lace Oval
Present is a QuicKutz die
Snowflakes - Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant die
Sentiment LOTV
Silver metal snowflake from my stash
Sequins from Michaels

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Warm Winter Clothing

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wednesday 15 June 2016

CH#309 Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
Awesome weather for us this nights and warm sunny days, my favourite.
 I had lunch yesterday at the Ancaster Mill celebrating a friends birthday.
Off tomorrow to meet with my DIL and granddaughter...and yes another lunch out
with some shopping I think too so it's shaping up to be a very good week.

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely host is Ginny giving us the theme of "shaped card".  

I used a pre-coloured image on my card today
This Tucan is available here in The Paper Shelter shop...our sponsor for this challenge.

For the shape of my card I used a Sizzix Framelits Flipits die set.
Design paper is G45 Bohemian Bazaar
Tassel ribbon from my stash
Letters cut using QuicKutz 

Our wonderful sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter 
offering a prize of $15 to spend in the shop

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Thanks for stopping by today,

Monday 13 June 2016

The Cuties Splish, Splash & Splosh

Hi everyone,
Weekend's over...and that brings us to Monday and time for a new challenge at

The theme we have for you is 
"Splish, Splash and Splosh"    
which means we would like to see water, rain, bath, seaside
...or anything with water.

I've coloured a fun image supplied by Crafty Sentiments Designs
one of our sponsors for this challenge. This cutie is called Fifi Bubbles available here in the shop.

Coloured with Copies
Skin:  E11, E21, E000, E0000, R20
Bubbles: BG000, BG0000
Pink - R85, R83, R81
Hair:  E50, E55

Sentiment is from Create with TLC
 Lace & Rosette from WOC
Circle die - Joy Crafts
Paper from Michaels embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder
Star dust stickles added to the bubbles

Our two wonderful sponsors for this challenge are

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,

Friday 10 June 2016

Winter Wonderland Birthday Celebration

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours.

Today we are celebrating Winter Wonderland Challenge's 7th Birthday
hosted by our lovely Iwona who has chosen the theme
"Add a Ribbon and a Bow"
This is a Christmas challenge so only Christmas creations are allowed.

We are lucky to have 3 sponsors this week

I've coloured an image from A Day For Daisies one of our fabulous sponsors this week.
This digi is called Oh Deer and is available here.

Coloured with Copics
Tall Christmas Tree Die ~ MB Magnificent Pine
Smaller Tree - Marianne Dies
Holly Flourish - MB
Silver snowflake from my stash
Shape -GoKreate XXL Square Frilly #2

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - "L" (light blue, layers)
Christmas Card Challenge #27
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #108
The Ribbon Girl June Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wednesday 8 June 2016

TPS #252 ~ Sentimental

Hi everyone,
Hope your week has been good so far.
Our weather has gotten a lot cooler which is a nice relief
but it should warm up again by the weekend,
Today starts a new challenge at
with a "Sentimental" theme. 

I've coloured with copics Cool Skater available here in the shop.
I chose these colours because it reminded me of my granddaughters
Nike outfit...seems everything Nike is a hit with young teens around here.

Balloons and happy birthday are both MB dies
Sentiment is from TLC
Pink polka dot paper was made using an Impression Obsession stamp

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week at The Paper Shelter, especially
if you use a TPS image.

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday 3 June 2016


Happy Friday everyone,

I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.

Today starts a new challenge at
Winter Wonderland 
where our lovely host Cindy has chosen the theme "Snowflakes

But before I get to my photo...I have to moan a little
...I'm so unhappy with my pictures lately.
Perhaps I need a new camera?
or this 20 year old Canon needs a good cleaning?
not sure which!
 The pencil strokes did not show up on this majestic bear's coat
and I was so happy with them! Oh well...looks better IRL.

 I coloured this digi image from Tiddly Inks with polychromos.
It is called Ricky Winter Light Wishes.
 The background paper is also from Tiddly Inks. 
Snowflakes cut using an older ProvoCraft die
Tall trees - MB Magnificent pines
and my old favourite Marianne tree LR0136
Rhinestones from Michaels

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week so I hope you get
to play along...Christmas projects only.
Visit the challenge blog too for some wonderful inspiration from my team mates,
you'll not be disappointed.



I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Enchanted I'm Sure at Fab'n'Funky #307

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
Can you believe it's June already! May just flew by for about you?
Today is Wednesday and that means there is a new challenge starting at

hosted by the fabulous Wends who always treats us with a special
theme, this one being "Enchanted I'm Sure"...which is just something Mythical or Mystical

I've copic coloured a beautiful image from our wonderful sponsor
this week...Julia Spiri who generously supplied our DT with their choice of digi. 
This one is called "The Spring Orchid" available here.

   The beautiful oriental screen printed design paper was a gift from a lovely
young lady ....thank you Jennifer.  Vintage Bird Cage die is Poppystamps,
Orchid from WOC, Sentiment LOTV, Silk ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I hope you can play along with us this week...and stop by the
challenge blog to see the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.