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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Yep, I'd say the Mojo is Back ...

Hello again from me in chilly old Newcastle, Australia ....

Can you believe this?!? My mojo has come back and I'm enjoying it while I can ... It's probably all the time I've had to blog surf while I've been trying to look after my blasted broken toe!!  All that inspiration has tweaked the creative part of my brain he he ...
So, I've had this Kenny K image coloured for a few weeks now and really wanted to be in a creative frame of mind/mood when I made a card with her ... I'm glad I waited coz I'm kinda happy with the way the card has turned out ... What do you think?

I have been going through a phase of distressing all my coloured images with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink all over them to kinda 'dull down' the colour. I'm loving it ...

I've followed the sketch over at Deconstructing Jen for this card and was inspired by the photo over at Cupcake Inspirations have found a few other challenges that I will enter her into ...
I've flipped the image 90 deg right
But for now I'm off to bed ... Hubby is already there watching the Tour de France and the deal in our house is that while 'The Tour' is on and he wants to watch it in bed I have to get a back rub to help me fall asleep ... gotta luv that lol ...

So until next time

PS:  I am going to take a better photo of this in the  morning with natural light coz this photo does the card no justice ... It looks sooomuch better in real life ...


Paper: SU! CS, MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue, Kaisercraft Lakehouse
Other:  WOC flowers, Kindyglitz, gems.  Coloured with Copics.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Red, White and Blue ....

Just a quick post tonight ... Got to be up bright and early for Miss Bella to be at netball at 8.15am and early Saturday mornings are soooo hard ... It's freezing cold but so worth watching Missy Moo play, score goals and do her little "yeah, I got a goal" dance lol ...

Anyway, I really wanted to get this card posted for Sweet Stampin's challenge this week ... "Use the colours of your Nation's flag" ... These are colours that are definitely out of my comfort zone but I persevered because that's what challenges are all about aren't they?  So I definitely wanted to get it finished, photographed and on my blog before I head to my nice artificially heated (electric blankets ... gotta love 'em lol) bed ...

Hope you like the card, I think it turned out reasonably OK and until next time,

(Red, White and Blue - for Australia)
Stamp and Create - Hands Full of Love (5/8)
(My gorjuss Girl is holding her teddy)
Digi Doodle Shop - Challenge #117 - Anything Goes (26/7)

Paper:  SU! CS, SU! DSP
Stamps:  Gorjuss Girl Lost Heart
Other:  WOC flowers, Nestabilities Labels 2 die, lace, bow and rub on sentiment from stash

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Pretty in Lilac

Well, school holidays are over ... it's first day back and this is my first post of this school term ...

I am soooo very excited because I got my Wild Orchid flower delivery late yesterday afternoon and after I checked off my items I counted up how many flowers I actually ordered and am (only slightly) embarrassed to report that the total number of flowers ordered was .... drum roll please .... 2020!!  Yep I said 2020!!  Slightly OTT I agree but soooo worth it lol.

I made this card last night and said to my husband "It's amazing what a little flower inspiration can do to get the creative juices flowing" ... 

I just love these Saturated Canary images by Krista Smith ... As much as I love them and love colouring them I find some of them quite difficult as they are so detailed but I am always happy to give them a go lol.  After colouring this sweet girl the card just came together in a monochromatic theme and I have found a number of challenges that she will fit into perfectly.

I hope that those of you whose children are back at school this week are enjoying the peace and quiet and find a little time for some well deserved crafting lol .... I know I will ...

Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment if you feel like it
and until next time


Paper:  SU! CS, SU! DSP
Stamps:  Saturated Canary Ava digi stamp
Other:  Mesh, kindyglitz, ribbon, chipboard heart, brad and rhinestones all from stash.  WOC flowers, Magnolia doo hickey tag die. Coloured with Copics.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Everyone's had a moment like this .....

Hi from chilly Newcastle Australia ... bbbrrrr ...

Dress & Tiara: RV34/32/000 B23/21/000  Boots: E74/71/70  Present:  E44/43/41/40  Hair: E29/27/25  Skin:  E51/50/0000 R21

I coloured this Lilly of the Valley image called "It's my Birthday" and entered it into a facebook competition that they are having and just noticed that their challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies this week is for "Pretty and Pink".

I think we've all had moments where we feel like this or many of us have little princesses who have had moments like this lol ... I know I cananswer yes to both of them ha ha.

I apologise for the quality of the photo ... I just cannot seem to get my pictures nice and bright when I take their photo and the photo just doesn't do the card justice ... I think I'm going to have to do some research into this ....

Anyway, hope you like the card and until next time ...


Scrap Creations - Use something bought in the last two weeks (16/7)
(I have just bought the Kaisercraft PP, the SU! pleated ribbon and the cherry blossom flowers)

Paper:  SU! CS, Kaisercraft The Lakehouse PP
Stamps:  Lilly of the Valley (LOV) "It's my Birthday"
Other:  Wild Orchid Flowers (coloured with my copics to match), SU! scallop punch and pleated ribbon, coloured with copics

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Third card for the day!!

Oh my gosh .... I don't post for weeks / months and then all of a sudden I'm onto post #3 for today lol.  Well I can blame my hubby and our friend Terry having their birthdays this month and me having the evening to myself because Miss Bella has gone to her friend Jade's house for the night so I'm managing to sit down and post ....

I can't believe how little time I get to spend making cards yet alone posting them on my blog! I can find the time to colour but then trying to find the time and mojo to actually create cards is a different thing lol.  

So, as mentioned in previous posts it has been our friend Terry's birthday and also my hubby Gray's birthday and this is the card that I made for my hubby from Bella and myself ...

Bella and I had a big day planned for Gray, with breakfast out, maybe the movies or bowling or just heading up the vineyards, but of course the 'Gods' had a different birthday in mind for Gray ... His birthday fell on a Sunday but I broke my toe on the Wednesday night ... Well it was actually 2am Thursday morning ... I slammed my little toes into the lounge and it was UNBEARABLE ... the pain was soooo intense!! Over the next couple of days I was of course "It's all good, I can still walk on it so I can't have done too much damage!" Famous last words lol ...

We ended up spending the morning of Gray's birthday at the Dr's where she took one look at it and just said very sombrely "Mmmm, looks like you've broken it. You'll need to go and have an x-ray first thing tomorrow but stay off it in the mean time" ... So, we managed lunch and a day spent at home instead lol.  Gray said that for him it was the perfect birthday just hanging out with his girls and having a snooze but I think we have a bit to make up for!!

Anyway, I hope you like the card I made from us ... I was pretty happy with the way it turned out and welcome your comments and feedback.

Until next time, be good and take care of yourself



Paper:  SU! CS, Kaisercraft PP
Stamps:  The Greeting Farm Dressy Edward digi stamp, SU! sentiment
Other:  Tim Holtz walnut stin distress ink, clear glaze around distressing, coloured with copics.

Happy Birthday Gray

So this is this the card that I made for my Hubby from our trivia group ... It was so much easier to colour the same image for the two guys but in different colours and then design the cards themselves differently.  I had completely forgotten that I needed the cards made for the Friday night until about 3am that morning when I woke in a panic because I had suddenly remembered lol ...

No adventure holiday for us for Hubby's birthday so no travel papers used on this card ... lol.

Hope you are well wherever you are in this big wide world.



Paper: SU! CS, Kaisercraft PP, 
Stamps:  Kenny K Cheers Dude digi stamp, SU! happy birthday round stamp
Other:  SU! scallop punch, round punch, string, Tim Holtz distres ink Walnut Stain, coloured with copics

Happy Birthday Terry

So our group of Trivia friends had two birthdays to celebrate this month ... Terry and my hubby Gray.
We did the usual and went out for a very yummy meal ... beautiful Thai (nice choice there Gray lol) and I did the usual birthday cards for them ... This is the card that I made for Terry.

Not only is Terry celebrating his birthday but he and his beautiful wife, Bernii, are off to UK/Europe on the 10th for 8 weeks!! What an awesome way to celebrate your birthday .... So, of course Terry's card had to reflect a little of his holiday adventure so I used some yummy Teresa Collins travel paper.

I hope you like what I came up with and a seperate post with Gray's card will follow.



Paper:  SU! CS, Teresa Collins World Traveller PP
Stamps:  Kenny K Cheers Dude digi stamp, SU! alpha set
Other:  Tim Holtz distress inks walnut stain, button and string from stash, Kaisercraft banner stamp (fussy cut), coloured with copics