Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chill out!

This week at Isabella's Challenge the theme is to use blue & green on your card.   I struggled a bit with this card, mainly because I decide to use this prestitched prima paper and then didn't want to cut it or cover it! LOL! Anyway, I've used " Festive Bird" from Isabella's Sketchbook  and cut it out then used glossy accents on the ribbon...which then decided to curl and crack! Aaaargh!   Anyhoo, stuck it down to some nestie cuts, added a Tim Holtz bird cage which I've sprayed with glimmer mist, some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which I've also sprayed with glimmermist, pearls, lace & leaves from my stash and that's about it!

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see what my talented  teamies have done with this theme and why not have a go in the challenge! Don't forget , you must use an Isabellas image though there is usually a freebie posted in Isabella's store if you don't have one and want to try before you buy. Though how you can resist buying any of these images I don't know!
I'm entering this in Creative Inspiration - Anything goes
Wild Orchid Crafts- Lovely Lace
Digi Doodle - Anything goes

Last One

Well, this is my last post as a Karens Doodles UK designer and I believe there are changes in the air for this challenge.  I've had a great time playing with Karens brilliant digi images but time for a change now.
The challenge this week is a combined one, white on white with only colour on your image. I LOVE this theme! It's great for winter scenes of course and so for my last card I had to find a winter doggie..LOL!  So here is " Skating fun" from Karens Doodles. I've used a cuttlebug embossing folder, MS icicle punch, Spellbinders icicles, lots of Rock Candy Distres Stickles and ribbon & brad from my stash.
   So why not pop on over to Karens Doodles UK challenge and check out what our DT have done and join in the challenge!
  I'm entering this in SSDS - Use a digi
Drunken Stampers - Xmas in July

Monday, July 26, 2010


Finally had a chance to play with some Meljens doggie digis!   This card I've made using a sketch from Stamp with Fun.
 and used some Basic Gray Max & Whiskers paper.  Flower, ribbon and bones are from my stash.

I'm entering this in Rosie D - All creatures great and small

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Divine Bovine

Couldn't resist this girl when I saw her at Karens Doodles  , so had to find something to do with her!  I followed a sketch at Double Dutch though I swapped the layers around.  I've used Basic Grey Olivia papers and coloured with copics. The ribbon and cardstock is SU, flowers are from my stash, border punch is EK success and the sentiment is computer generated.

I'm entering this in Create 4 Fun - Use flowers

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cut it out!

Get your scissors out people! For Isabellas challenge this week its time to 3D, paper tole, cut it out, whatever you like to call it!  And what's best of all, Isabella is having a sale for the day so get your images now!
I had to use the suitcase image from Isabellas Sketchbook, its been calling to me since I saw it! And perfect for layering. I printed and coloured the image twice and though the photo doesn't show it all that well , I've layered the two bottom suitcases over the first image.
 The paper I have used is Kaisercraft Up & Away, and the little tags I've cut from a sheet of the paper.

Why don't you head on over to our challenge blog and see what my mega-talented teamies have dreamed up this week! And join in our challenge while you're at it, there are some gorgeous digis to be won!

I'm entering this in Creatilicious- 3D
Secret Crafter- summer holidays

Happy Birthday!

Time for some birthday cards over at Karens Doodles UK challenge this week. I had fun with this new image called " Dragon Birthday" which you can purchase from  Karens Doodles, along with any of her cute images!  
I've used Basic Grey Lemonade paper, an EK success edge punch, burgundy flower from Wild Orchid crafts, made the organza flower , and the fabric leaf ribbon I just purchased from Scarppin Patch. I've coloured the silly dragon who really hasn't figured out how to blow out candles, with copics, and a few stickles thrown around, and some liquid puff paint on the cake.

Head on over to the challenge blog and check out the wonderful range of cards the designers have created for you!

I'm entering this in PTW - Cutie Patootie
Stampavie- Anything goes

Monday, July 19, 2010

Isabella will be having a sale!

Just in time for you to join in this weeks challenge its



Big sale at Isabella's this Wednesday, July 21 ... all digi stamps will be $2.00!

Put it on your calendar!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wedding Bells

Noooo!!  Don't be silly, its not me!! Heehee!  I've been asked to me a wedding card for a friend and I've never made one before so I'm going to spend some time making a few variations for her to choose from. This is the very first one and  I've used a stamp from  Lily of the Valley for the image, with Kaisercraft               Le Chateau papers. The lace and flowers I bought from Wild orchid crafts , the sentiment and cardstock  is SU . Pearls are Prima.
  I've coloured the image with copics then gone over her dress with oyster Twinkling H2O for a nice sheen , which doesn't show in the photo unfortunately. I've used antigue linen distress stickles on the flowers also.

I'm entering this in Just Inspirational- Vintage
and Pals Paper Arts- wedding theme

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Punch it!

Right , its Isabellas challenge time and its time to pull out your punches, you know the ones you bought and have hardly used...well, maybe that's me! I'm sure I'm not the only one who HAS to have something new, then it doesn't always get used as much as it should... shhh don't tell the other half.

This image is " Saturday in the Garden" from Isabella's Sketchbook and its such a versatile image  for all sorts of cards.  I've used  K & Co Wild raspberry paper, EK success border punch and Retro flower punches . I've coloured with copics, added some dew drops, prima bling, and a crochet lace circle I bought ages ago.

I'm entering this in Cute Card Thursday - summer
Paper Sundaes - Lots of layers
Whoopsi Daisy - Vibrant colours

A Different Shape

Ok, so easy to make a square card so this week the challenge at Karens Doodles UK is to make a different shape card. I went for a round easel card and had fun with this!  I've used Kaisercraft Bella paper, and Bigsby Santa List from Karens Doodles.

I'm entering this is Magical Crafts- Christmas in July
                            Fussy & Fancy- Christmas in July
                           Christmas Cards All Year Round- Anything goes

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Donkey Smiles

I've made this card for the " Kickin It For Michelle" Card drive on A Spoonful of sugar.  Michelle Oatman had a nasty accident a few weeks ago and lost an eye.  Her and her husband raise miniature donkeys so several designers have created donkey freebies for you to download to make a card to cheer Michelle up. This donkey is by Meljens designs and the sentiment is a freebie by Ann Vento at Raindropecho ( Whimsy Stamps) .
  I bought this paper on Friday, I love MME paper!  The flower and leaves are from my stash, the cardstock is SU Kiwi Kiss.  And we have sunshine today, a beautiful winters day after a heavy frost this morning which the goldens had a good roll around in! The poodles , needless to say, kept their little paws away from the cold crunchy grass!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anything goes!

Its holiday time for many of you bloggers so our theme this week for Isabella's challenge is ANYTHING GOES!
  I've used a new image from Isabella, its called " Flower Song" and you can purchase it here at Isabellas.
Now to enter our challenge, you must use an Isabella image , but if you don't yet have one,  and want to try before you buy there is a freebie at Isabella's digi boutique.

I've used K & Co Wild Asparagus paper, flowers from Trace, leaves from my stash, MS border punch and the sentiment is from Raindrop Echo at Whimsy Stamps. I've coloured the image with copics and sponged with bundled sage distress ink around it.
 I'm entering this in Dutch Dare- flowers
                            Fairy Fun Friday- anything goes

Clean & Simple?

   The challenge this week at Karens Doodles UK is to create a card and keep it clean & simple...almost impossible for me! This is about as clean & simple as I can get! LOL!  I had to use this dog, as soon as I saw it I had to have it. Looks like Brodie! Isn't it cute? Its called " Dog Day afternoon" and is available from Karens Doodles.

The paper is Basic Grey " Max & Whiskers" and I love the colours of this range.  The bones and sentiment are  from my extensive "doggie stash" , no idea where they came from! I've coloured with copics and used crystal effects on the sunglasses and glass.
I 'm entering this in Dare U 2 Digi- Great Outdoors
                              Ooh La la   - Simply summer
                           Drunken stampers- summer vacation
                           Creative Craft   - summer lovin


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