Monday, May 31, 2010


First time in months that I have created a card using something other than a person or animal (inanimate object, I think it is known as) I followed the sketch over at Basic Grey Challenges, the image is digi from Whoopsie Daisy, coloured with my copics, DP is BG Porcelain, brads are BG, flowers are Wild Orchid, ribbon from my stash. I am also entering this in If the Shoe Fits Scrap It - Photo Inspiration Challenge - I used pinks, greens, creams from the photo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Girls They Wanna Have Fun!!!

Yesterday, after being frozen at soccer (my Neeky was player of the day and got $5 - she more excited about the $5 than the player of the day part...and I didn't have the heart to tell her that at her age everyone gets to be player of the day once) and frozen at netball (got the time wrong and the Wahs missed her first half) I settled down to create. I used the Papertake WEeekly sketch and a image from Sassy Cheryl's which I coloured with my copics, DP is BG "Bittersweet", flowers are Wild Orchid, punches are Martha Stewart, ribbon is SU and sentiment is one I've had awhile. I am also entering this in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - punches.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thanks...For Your Help!!!

Was making this card last night, when Sookie (my beloved foldy baby) decided to assist me...card finished and put aside she plonked her rather substantial buttocks dead centre and sprawled over the rest...of course, being as cute as she is I couldn't make her move and thus my little flowers are now irrepairably flattened!
I followed the sketch over at IC Sketches, and used a Karens Doodles image which I coloured with my copics. DP is MME "Ooh La La", I used my new Martha Stewart punch around the square and made the flowers myself (assisted by Sookie in flattening them for me). I am also entering this in the following:
Karens Doodles - stitching (I false stitched around the edges of the card, because I don't sew...DH does that for me and asking him to sew a card wouldn't have gone down too well)
The Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dots or Tea Party (you could see heaps of Polka Dots until I tried out my new punch - I didn't realise the square would get that big, and it left me with only a little bit of Polka Dot)
Digital Tuesday - Cute People (can't get much cuter than a Princess on a horse)

Have a great day everyone, its still raining here so card making is on my agenda.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Simply Simple!!!

I'm having one of those days where I know what I want to do...I just can't be bothered doing it, so kept this card ultra simple (basically followed the sketch and added nothing extra).
I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, used a Meljens image, coloured with my copics. DP is Kaiser "Plush Empress", flowers, brady things and charm are from my stash (which would be decreasing nicely if I stopped shopping). I am also entering the following challenges:
Creative Cottage - Blooming Charming (I have flowers and a charm on my card)
Creative Card Crew - Pink and Green (Yup, I have pink and green on my card)

Now, I am going to huddle by the fire and watch a movie as its freezing here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Christmas in May!!!

Ok, I said it, that word that brings chills to the wallet - Christmas, Narny and I decided we needed to start making christmas cards now so that by Christmas we would have a selection of nice cards and not a selection of rushed cards. This card uses the Stamp with Fun sketch challenge, image is from Chrissy Armstrong coloured with my copics, paper is Kaiser "Christmas Carnival", flowers, pearls and buttons are from my stash and punch is MS, text is created by me. I am also entering this card in the following Challenges:
Sundays with Chrissy - Layers (Under Santa to the right I have 6 layers of different papers and cardstock)
One Stitch at a Time - Furry friends (who can resist that little birdie)
Pile It On - Out of the Box (I never cut things out of my DP, so its "Out of My Comfort Box" to cut out that tree in the left corner and use it on a card)

Ok, have to go start my baked potatoes to go with my roast dinner mmmmmm I love winter just for the food (although I do have a very umm unusual diet...I am a little fussy).

Monday, May 24, 2010

Going Dotty!!!

I'm having a bit of a bad card day, had an idea in mind when I started, but finished product differs greatly!!!
Anyway, I followed the sketch over at Our Creative Corner, used a Meljens Digi Image which I coloured with copics, DP is MME "Wild Asparagus", I has a bit of a stickle spree and stickled everything in sight, flowers are my stash (green ones are prima), cardboard words are from my stash as well. I am also entering this in the Meljens Challenge - Seeing Spots.

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's a Different World!!!

Am heading to Wellington to visit Zak in about 5 minutes but wanted to get this card loaded before I go. This sketch is from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge, image is Sassy Cheryl (one of my favourites), coloured with my copics, DP is BG Euphoria, buttons are various and flowers are coloured with copics. I have also entered this in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryls - buttons (my button flower!)
Colour Create - Soft green and light aqua colour challenge

Must fly, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Shell We!!!

This Karens Doodles "Time for Tea" image is just a cutest, and I chose it for my US Karens Doodles Sketch Challenge Card - follow the given sketch. I coloured image with my copics, DP is BG Green at Heart which I think is absolutely beautiful and can't wait to use again, flowers and ribbon are from my stash and buttons are also BG. I am also entering this in the following:
Stuck On U Sketches - buttons (my purple and green buttons)
Simple Saturdays - Scallops (my cuttlebugged scallop frame and MS scallop border)
Crafty Ann's - Anything Goes (ta da)

Pain, Pain Go Away!!!

Took Neeky to her soccer practice tonight (against my will, as I hate the cold), and I should've trusted my instincts, thats right, after practice they had a kids V's parents game (managed to get out of that one), then they had a girls V's boys game and Neeky dragged me onto the field. Now, for those of you who don't know me well, I am very accident prone and am not very sporty - you know the kid picked last ... yup, thats me. So onto the field I dragged, managed to actually kick the ball a couple of times...and one poor dads shins another time...and I am very good at air kicks:), then ... yup, I fell over, and as seems to be the current trend with me attending school sporting events, I landed on a poor soccer child (it's ok, she survived, even handed me my glasses and car keys that went flying). So I now have a pain in my shoulder, which doesn't feel too bad because it is dulled from the pain in my knee and wrist from work yesterday when I fell UP the stairs!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


One of my greatest passions in life is food...almost always the sweet kind, so I enjoyed myself creating this mouth watering card...only problem...can't eat it!!!
I followed the sketch over at Truely Scrumptious, using Kaiser "Wish Upon" DP, the image is a KLM digi and coloured with my copics, I cut it out and raised it on dots, added some prima bling, flowers from my stash and lightly distressed the DP. I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Challenges - Cut it out and pop it up (so I did)
Pixie Dust - cut it out (did it)
Pile It On - Inspirational Photo (so I used soft pink, green and a darker green from the photo)
City Crafter - Colour Challenge I used soft pink, green)

Howdy Partner!!!

Just had a blast creating the above card (who knew horses could be so much fun). I followed the Sketch over at The Townscrapper, DP is Kaiser "Old World", image is a Crissy Armstrong digi from Whimsy stamps coloured with my copics, brads are BG, I distressed them to match the look of everything else, buttons are from my stash and text and those leather thingies I made myself. I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Sundays with Crissy (favourite things) - I love presents!!!
Magical Crafts - (colour challenge) black, white and one other colour - I used brown!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Foldy...My Helper!!!

I was rearranging my craft room the other night (yes...again, Trace and Viv) and Sookie decided to help me out as she felt it was bedtime and I wasn't heading in that direction. I had taken the bottom two drawers out to sort my stuff and next thing my chubby foldy squeezed her body through the gap, she thought it was a great hiding place and had a only concern was her getting out of the smallest hole (where her head is in the above photo) Sookie thought because her head fit the rest of her would too...and it did.......after alot of writhing, tugging and squeezing on her part!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hanging Out!!!

Neeky told me, I didn't do my colours very well "and it doesn't match" (her words), Image is Sassy Cheryl (for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge) coloured with copics, DP is BG "Colour Me Silly", flower, ribbon and bling from my stash. This is for the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl - Sketch challenge
Digital Tuesday - Silly and Fun Card
Pennys Paper Crafty - 1 ribbbon, 2 dp, 3 embellishments

Friday, May 14, 2010

Narny's Nook - Rain Rain!!!

I, Narny (14) sat down with Mum last night and made up this card. I have just started distressing so am still learning about the technique. Image is Rachel Anne Miller coloured with copics, DP is MME "Garden Party", flowers are from Mum's stash. I am entering this is Creative Card Crew sketch Challenge and Paperplay Weekly brown and another colour.

Beary Poorly!!!

Evening all, day off today so spent some time in my little room down the passage. This Karens Doodles image has been coloured with my copics, DP is Kaiser "Christmas Carnival", flowers are prima and my stash, brads are BG, I went stickles mad and stickled around the whole card, as well as the flowers. This card is for the following Challenges:
Karens Doodles (of course) UK - sketch challenge (I followed the sketch)
Little Red Wagon - Brads (my three green ones)
Papertake Weekly - shiny, sparkly and special (stickles everywhere, special because Neeky loves it)
ABC Challenge - Unused stash (those bluey green primas have been sitting for over 6 months)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Hey all, after last weeks week of travelling, I am finally home long enough to create a card. The card is for the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash Challenge - followed the sketch for this week and also my new Grace Taylor "Panama Lounge" Paper, my prima flower which I have had for over a year, and my new prima pearls.
Mad 4 Markers - shades of one colour - pink - oops just realised I missed a deadline...again!!!
City Crafter - using the colour pink, with a touch of green (on the flower)
Pile It On - Cute and Cuddly - my Meljens image (how cute is that).
Have a good evening, I will catch you later with some pics of what my darling has been up to (thats Sookie, my foldy not DH).

Monday, May 3, 2010

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!!!

I am loving this circle card (course, I have to, as I made it LOL). This is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - do something different, Creative Cottage Challenge - circles. Image is my favourite Sugar Nellie coloured with my copics with bling from stickles, DP is Cosmo Cricket "Nutmeg", pearls and flowers are prima.

White is the New Black!!!

Over at Sassy Cheryl's everyone is talking about the white on white challenge, so I decided to join in the fun. The hardest part was deciding which white to use - yellowish white, creamy white, bright white, sparkly white, flat white...Image is Sassy Cheryl, card is covered with ribbon, then I cuttlebugged some pearl card stock, added pearl ribbon strips and embellishments, and pearly looking flowers to finish - this was so much fun. I am also entering my card in the Just Us Girls Challenge - sketch.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Put it in My Pocket!!!

This is my card for the WOJ Challenge - make a pocket/money card. Image is WOJ (of course) coloured with my copics, paper Daisy D's "Sweet Baby Jane", I hand made the flowers and added just a few Kaiser pearls to complete the card. Inside I made a very simple pouch for my gift card.