Sunday, March 31, 2013

Beautiful Corners

Phew! Just made the deadline this week. I had Easter all planned as a craft weekend but that just hasn't happened. This is my card for  week #52 at the Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog.

I am also entering this card in the Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge - Anything Goes and
Addicted to Stamps and More - Addicted to Colours.

Stamp - Magnolia
Die - Heartfelt Creations - Decorative Butterfly Corner
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug - Heritage Swirls
                                                   - Brickyard
Coloured with Prismacolor Pencils

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Seasonal Fun

We are just leaving our Summer and March is the start of Autumn, but living in a sub-tropical climate the temperature is still hot and humid. We don't have too many really cold days during the year so there is always lots of beach activity. My card for the "Seasonal Fun" CDAC  (Crafter's Digital Art Center) challenge shows this fun in the sun.

Surfer Sam & Beach Suzie digi - Make it Crafty Stamps
Surfboard digi - Tiffany Doodles
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Flower Power

My card for the Feeling Sketchy challenge #51 and  A Blog Named Hero challenge #22.

Stamp - Hero Arts - Poetic Prints
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Stamp Spot's March challenge

The Stamp Spot's blog challenge this month is to create a project for a child. I made this card for my Great Nephew's 5th Birthday. Sorry about the quality of the image.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Easter card

I don't normally send Easter cards but this year I am making an exception.  I made this card with a free image from the Imagine That Progressive Challenge and Inspiration blog and I am so pleased with how it turned out. You can join in this challenge by purchasing either the Easter Frame Outline OR the Easter Frame Color version and you too will receive the next challenge image free. Each time you play, you get a free digi.

I printed the image twice - the second one slightly larger - and cut out the lilies and butterfly from the larger image. I then punched some fern type leaves and layered them on 3D tape to the bottom of the card.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


A swatch of colours and a photograph was the inspiration for this card entered into the CDAC - Inspiration Challenge.

The digi stamp is a freebie from Sliekje's Digi Stamps. The grass and fence were cut using the Silhouette Cameo digital cutter and the sunflower is from an unknown artist. Coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Annabelle Stamps Blog Hop and Sale

Hop on over to the  Annabelle Stamps blog and join in the fun of their blog hop this weekend. Just leave a comment on each of the blogs and link to your blog post. You will then be in the running to win the fabulous "Squared Posies" stamp set from Annabelle Stamps.
They are also having a sale for one week only. Key in the code - flowers - and 20% will be taken off the regular prices of all flower sets!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fairy Dust

Todays card features a digi by artist Morgan Fitzsimons and is available at the
Scrapbook Stamp Society online store.

Entering in the following challenges Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog

CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center) Easy As 1-2-3 challenge --
Very hard to pick from the photo but all the elements are there

1 Flower
2 Designer Papers
3 Pieces of Bling

Digi Stamp - Morgan Fifzsimons - Fairy Dust 002
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #49

This is my card for this weeks Feeling Sketchy Weekly Challenge Blog. I thought I would use a Black and White colour scheme with just a dash of colour.

Also entering this card to the Victorine Stamps challenge #54 - Anything Goes.

and this is the sketch we had as inspiration

Stamps - Heartfelt Creations - Bella Rose
Dies - QuicKutz - Nesting Doily Squares
Coloured with markers and Prismacolor pencils


Friday, March 8, 2013

Imagine That - Progressive Challenge #2

The images I used on this card are freebies from the Imagine That progressive monthly challenge blog.
You can still play along by purchasing either of these images in their store and linking to their challenge blog. Then you will be given the next image free.

Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Sentiment computer generated

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CDAC Progressive Challenge

When I first started working with the image I used on this card I never realized just how beautiful she is. I quickly fell in love with her. The image and sentiment  are from Shelleys Images and are offered as a freebie on the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge site. If you decide to play along all you have to do is create at least one project and link it to the site. There are several other challenges running as well so check them all out.

Image and Sentiment - Shelleys Images
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Dies - Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Feeling Sketchy # 48

It is still raining here in Brisbane and it doesn't appear that it is going to end anytime soon. No wonder everywhere is flooded we have had half our annual rainfall already this month. Fortunately, we are safe from flooding but my heart goes out to those who have suffered so much. Some places have flooded 4 times in 2 months. I don't think I could cope with that.

On to my card for the Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog. This appears to be such an easy sketch but for some reason I really struggled with it.

Here is my card
and here is the sketch for us to follow.

Stamps - Bildmalarna
             - Heartfelt Creations

Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Die - Spellbinders - Floral Ovals