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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Happy Birthday to my friend Michelle

As promised ....  Here is a card that I made for my friend Michelle who's birthday was a couple of weeks ago.  It has been many months since we last saw each other and we finally caught up yesterday which was really lovely.  We've been friends since we were 15yrs old and "check-out chicks" at  Woollies ... so many of my teenage memories involve Michelle and her family!  Our daughters were born in the same year just a couple of months apart and it's so lovely to see them grow together and it's lovely to see them friends in their own right not just because Michelle and I are friends.

Anyway, this is the card that I made for Michelle using a "Gorjuss Girl" stamp.  I coloured her with my copics and used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch which I keep seeing on so many beautiful cards and have always wanted so I bit the bullet and finally bought it!!  The card was already  made and I just couldn't resist popping a butterfly on there just so that I could use it lol.

Copics Used
I've just bought some background/element digis from Make it Crafty and I'm now going to go and lay in photo shop and try my hand at my first "create a scene" card ... I got a girl on a swing, a fence and a cobblestone path I think, so I hope they all come together OK.

Just one other quick thing I' like to mention is that a couple of girls whose blogs I follow have been selected to be on Bizzy Bec's design team .... So congrats to Cheryl and Kelly ... Click on their names to go to their blogs or click on them in my followers ...

Anyway, I hope this finds you all well and fighting fit and until next time

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge #145 Friendship
(Entry #39*)
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #82 Bingo
Punch/Sentiment/Bling ... Flowers/Free/Bling ... Distress/Ribbon/Bling
(Entry #121*)
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #55 Anything Goes
(Entry #121*)
My Partner in Crafting Crime - #34 Colour Challenge
White, mint, green, bright pink,light pink
(Entry #25*)
Pollycraft - Challenge #117 Anything Goes
(Entry #256*)
Charizma cards - Challenge #94 Cutesy
(Entry #95)
For Fun Challenges - Special Birthday Card
(The card is for one of my oldest much loved friend Michelle)
(Entry #8*)

Paper:  PP from stash, CS from SU!
Stamps:  Gorjuss Girl, sentiment circle digi stamp
Other:  Sizzix/SU! lge scallop circle, SU! scallop punch, CM circle system, Wild Orchid flowers, gems from stash, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Just a quick hello and catchup

Hi  there folks .... Wow it seems like forever since I last posted anything but I'm always in the "best of intentions" frame of mind lol.  I sit down wanting to colour and create and then I search (ie blog hop) for inspiration and it's so late that I literally just fall into bed or I feel depressed at how many talented and amazing people there out there and I lose whatever mojo I had lol.

So, I thought I'd at least share with you some bits n pieces that I've managed to accomplish ....

The Outlawz - I entered their "1000 member party" and won the "Greetings" challenge (5 digis from Whimsy Stamps) and the "Sketch" challenge (1yr subscription to Ready, Steady, Create On-Line magazine) which was very exciting and then I found I out I was voted best entry in the "Twisted Thursday" challenge and my entry into the "Copic/Promarker" Challenge was picked as a featured card/artist. Phew was I a happy girl or what?!?

ICOPIC  Facebook Page - I posted some photos onto their page including my copic/promarker card mentioned above and I was chosen for their "Saturday Spotlight" ... That was a nice surprise and I feel very honoured!

Shop and Crop Scrapbooking Facebook Page - I entered my "Vintage/Vacation" card into their "World Cardmaking Day" card competition and won! My prize was a $100 gift voucher ... Can't wait to spend it lol ...

Sugar Creek Hollow - I won their challenge #4 Vintage Children with my Magnolia Suitcase.

Anyway ... That's it for now ... I hope to be back soon ('ish) with a creation or two.