Friday, April 30, 2010

Just for Viv!!!

Viv has been hassling me about joining her at the Karens Doodles UK Challenge site and finally I have managed to create something - just for her. Using one of my favourite Karens Doodles images this is for the Animal Magic Challenge this weeek. I have used BG Euphoria paper, coloured my image with copics, made my own flowers, which are distressed and added a few buttons to finish. I am also entering this in the ABC Challenges - T is for Thank You, Saturday Challenge - distressing something, Bee Crafty Downloads - Whole Lotta Fun, Cute Card Thursday - Making Something on your card (flowers) and Our Creative Corner using flowers.

Neeky's Natter - Pretty in Pink!!!

This is Neeky's (8) entry for the Karens Doodles Kids Challenge Blog, colour combo challenge using pink, brown and blue. Neekys coloured the Princess using Copics, her paper is SU Sweet Always and her other embellishments are bits she "borrowed" from my stashes.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Oh, Happy Day, oh happy day!!!

Seeing as I had this MME "Garden Party" DP out, I decided to create my card for the Greeting Farm Sketch using the same to save making a whole new mess (not that it stopped me creating a mess), so this is Wild Sprouts "Dahlia", coloured with my copics (I don't know why I have other mediums here, I never use them anymore), bling and ribbon are from my stash and silver bits are from my old SU stuff.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


So whilst barricaded in my craft room yesterday, I found this Sugar Bowl Challenge (haven't done one for quite awhile) it's a sketch (have I said these are my favourite). I used Sugar Nellie "Pickin Apples" coloured with...betcha can't guess, alrighht I'll tell you - my copics, paper BG Sugared (heh, didn't even notice that at the time - Sugar Bowl...sugared paper, oh I am on a roll LOL), flower and lace curtesy of Trace, and bits are BG and Prima.

Narny's Nook - Picnic!!!

Narny decided that she would whip up an entry for the Friday Sketchers Challenge, she used a Magnolia Stamp coloured with MY copics, BG Indian Summer Paper, and made the flowers.

Times Up!!!

Spent most of yesterday creating...unfortunately, I had to share my room with 3 children creating birthday cards for Zak who is 19 this week (OMG how did I end up with a 19 year old and still look so young and beautiful...LOL) anyway, by 10pm last night, Sookie had had enough and invaded my space demanding I take her (my darling sleeps with DH and I, of course...where else would she be) to bed...then she discovered how much fun a crowded craft table at 10pm can be...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Best Friends!!!

This is for the Karen's Doodles Scandinavian Challenge - a sketch (and I love those), it also qualifies for the Copic Colour Challenge (use B93, E47, Y23), I used B95, E47, Y23. Image is Karens Doodles "Princess Pony", My Minds Eye "Garden Party Paper, flowers and image coloured with my copics, bling and pearls from my stash.

Walking Wounded!!!

OMG, my poor baby - yes, Sookie, she arrived home last night, and was walking even slower than normal (who knew that was possible), she has two bald arms and when she lays down her sagging stomach...which is quite fat and usually hidden by heaps of hair, looks like a pair of butt cheeks (Narny's decription - I just happened to agree with her) and at time a pair of boobs depending on which way she is lying.
This is in complete contrast to crazy Cheeky Monkey who arrived home last year from her op, and proceeded to do laps around the lounge and over the couch and we couldn't get her to slow down even when we put her into a smaller fact, it occurred to me yesterday...did I take Cheeky back to get her stitches out!!! Hmmm, not sure...but her tummy doesn't feel lumpy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

What's Up, Pussy Cat!!!

Decided this was a very appropriate card for today, as my darling Sookie has gone to the vet for that special little op (otherwise known as speying)plus a microchip in case my baby gets lost. Anyway this card has been created for the following: Wags N Whiskers Challenge - Scallops, Spoonful of Sugar - sketch, ABC Challenges - sparkles, Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely. Image is Wags N Whiskers "Furry Friends" coloured with my copics, paper is BG Cupcake.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Overly Orange!!!

This card was a struggle - I was bored a few months back, so sat and coloured images...but when I went to add them to the card, nothing really flowed, so putting everything together was a struggle. I am not happy with this but here is tis - Friday Sketchers sketch Challenge, Crazy for Challenges (use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons/brads, 3 different punches), paper is BG Marrakech, image is Anya and thats all I have to say about this creation.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Whitianga Cruising!!!

Here we are at day 5, Narny and I managed to ditch the littlies and DH for an afternoon of book reading and silence.
Day 1 - We travelled via Hamilton where we stopped at the best little shop with everything you could ever want and scored some buttons and fabric for my cards...could've stayed there all day, but Narny dragged me out the door. We unpacked and headed around the coast where we navigated a gravel track (DH was passed by a vintage car on this track - going in the same direction - and I may never let him live it down)to a hidden paradise (discovered only by rich people, one of whom parked a helicopter on his front lawn).
Day 2 - I put in my new upgraded contact lenses and we took the ferry across to Cooks Beach (a 45 minute walk after departing the ferry - EACH WAY) - everything up here is so beautiful and larger than life, so I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted the biggest mushroom I have ever seen growing on the bank I said to DH "wow, look at that"...then realised it was actually a tree stump (hmm newer even more upgraded contacts required maybe).
Day 3 - We drove around to Hahei, and walked 45 minutes down a cliff to Cathedral Cove (again stunning) I was bemoaning my existence and the fact that all parts of me ached, and that in all probability my heart may give out, when I was passed by a girl on crutches...seriously who undertakes that kind of hike on crutches unless they want to put to shame us mere mortals.
Day 4 - I announced that I had no idea why we came here, there is no Macdonalds, everywhere you go its a 45 minute walk and everyone is thin "I must be the largest person in Whitianga" I declared. Never fear the Wahs had my back "no Mum, you're not, yesterday on the ferry there was a lady who was bigger than you", great so I am officially the second largest person in Whitianga!!!