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Friday, December 31, 2010

Howdy

It's New Year's Eve ....another year gone and a new one fast approaching. I hope this coming year doesn't go by so quick!!

I made this following card for
Club Anya Sketch Challenge # 49 - Jen Saturday Sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 114 - In the Farmyard


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: TGF - Pinto Pony - digi
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Sandylion Sticker Designs 'Confetti and Daisies' and 'Argyle Sweater - Pink'
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle; and Sizzlits Scribbles Swirls
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Dressmaker pearls, KindyGlitz, Kaiser Gems and 3D crystal lacquer.

Happy Crafting and have a Happy New Year.
Sam xx
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Birthday - Party Hippo

I made this card for a two challenges this time
High Hopes Stamps Challenge # 99 - Party Animal
Paper Sundae # 48 - anything but Square and Rectangle...silly me this one closed about a week ago!!


Card Specs

Stamp/Image: High Hopes - Party Hippo
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bella Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaFine Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Wild Card and Give a Hoot Cartridges
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Decorative Pins, 3D KindyGlitz, Kaiser Gems and 3D crystal lacquer.

I used a Mojo Monday Sketch too - See below

Also entered into the following challenges
Southern Girls Challenge # 9 - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

Gee I was thinking I wasn't going to get here today! I was feeling a little dizzy and just managed to drag myself out of bed....I don't think I will be out of it for long!!

Anyway here is my desk with a couple of cards planned for the making and one finished late last night for posting here on my blog sometime soon...I hope.

Check out everyone else's desks at the Stamping Ground and have a happy WOYWW and New Year!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lil Molly's Flowers

I have been busting to use my Annabelle Stamps since I got them and I finally got a chance yesterday.

I made this card to enter into two challenges..
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 144 - A Sketch by Lisa
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 122 - Thank-you

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Annabelle Stamps Lil Molly's Flowers and EK Sucess Thank-you multi Stamp
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bella Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Candy Lane Collection
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circlesl and Scalloped Circles, Sizzlits Scallop Tag and BossKut Leaf Flourish
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, KindyGlitz and misc Lace ribbon

Sketches In Thyme Open Challenge # 2

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, December 27, 2010

Pamper Yourself Anya

Well Christmas is over and the New year is fast approaching...yeah. NO MORE CHRISTMAS cards...for a while at least!!

I made the following card for the Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: TGF Me Time Anya Set and SU Well Scripted Set
Colouring: Triart Markers and Ink pad
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black and ColorBox Rose Coral
Die Cuts: Cricut Stamping Cartridge
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls and 3D Crystal Lacquer

Also entered into the
Sketches In Thyme Open Challenge # 2

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

Well a sorry story this week! The only things on my desk is some stuff that neeeeds to go away. Sooo busy with the Christmas thing that there has been no time for the crafting thing!! :-(

BFF - no talking about the floor!! War zone...no civilian entry allowed.

Check out everyone else's desks at the Stamping Ground and have a happy WOYWW!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges 3 Month Guest Call...

I have decided to try out for the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges 3 Month Guest Call. If you're interested you can find the details here.

Here are some of the cards I have made with Tickled Pink Stamps...


Happy Crafting

Sam xx



Monday, December 20, 2010

Princess Mae

I started this card yesterday at my BFF house and then just couldn't go to bed without finishing it! I made it for the Some Odd Girl - Bling time two (or more) Challenge.



Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Some Odd Girl Digi - Princess Mae and SU Figures of Speech Set
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill and misc plain card
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Candy Lane Collection
Inks: Printer and VersaFine Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circe and Scalloped Circle
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Misc Dress making pearls, Prima flowers, KindyGlitz, Kaiser Pearls, Kaiser Gems and 3D crystal lacquer.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, December 19, 2010

Birthday Fairy Lee

Today I got together with my BFF for a craft day! It was a fantastic day and I managed to get a couple of cards out of the way. Here is one of them...



I made this card for a girl at work to give and made it applicable for the following challenges
- Cute Card Thursday # 143 - One for the Kids
- Pattie's Creations # 9 - Punch or Punches
- DP2 Challenge # 62 - Fantasies and Fairies
- Wild Orchid Challenges # 13 - Colour combo - Pink, White and Silver

I also followed Club Anya and Friend's sketch # 48 for inspirations.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Mo Manning Birthday Fairy Lee
Colouring: Triart Markers, silver pigment ink pen
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock, Silver shimmer card
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Sizzlits Corner Flourish # 2, Sizzix Strip Slobbery Kiss, Sizzix Strip Easy Peasy
Embellishments: Decorative Pins, Kaiser Pearls, KindyGlitz and misc Lace ribbon

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

Bizzy Bec's Design Team Call

Bizzy Bec is calling for interested people to join her talented Blue Butterfly Team so I have decided to try my hand at it!!

Below are three of my favourite cards that I have made recently...I did find it very hard to choose!



You can check out Bizzy Bec's Store Blog here.

Wish me luck and Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

Well my workdesk has been taken over by Christmas Angels!! They are not all in the photo but I can tell you I made 40 of these cards....what was I ever thinking the year I started making cards for everyone on my Christmas card list??!! I can't wait to get them all written and in the post so I can get back to some crafting!


Check out everyone else's desks at the Stamping Ground and have a happy WOYWW!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, December 12, 2010

Birthday - Tiny Tia

I made this card for three challenges (I think that is my limit at one time).

- Some Odd Girl - Make it Uber-Girlie Challenge
- Stamp Something - December Digi Challenge
- Creatalicious Challenge # 6- Sketch Challenge see right image


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Some Odd Girl Digi - Tiny Tia Bow and Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Candy Lane Collection and My Mind's Eye quite Contrary papers
Inks: Printer and ColorBox Chalk Rouge
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Oval, Scalloped Oval and Eyelet Sqaures
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Misc Dress making pearls, Prima flowers, KindyGlitz and Kaiser Pearls.

I have also entered this into other challenges
- Some Odd girl Flowahz Challenge
- ABC Challenge - J is for....Jewels and Gems

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kellita Delovely

My BFF came over today and we had a card making session while our kids played. I managed to make ten of my Christmas Angel cards (30 more to go) and this card - Kellita Delovely!


I made this using the Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Sketch # 8 so I can enter into the challenge.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tickled Pink Stamps - Kellita
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Delovely Mini Deck
Inks: Printer Only
Die Cuts: Marianne Creatables
Embellishments: Embossing folder, Kaiser Brad, Misc Ribbon, Lace and and Kaiser Pearls.

Also entered into
- ABC Challenge - J is for....Jewels and Gems
- Cute Card Thursday # 142 Floral Frenzy

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

This week before I show you my desk I have to tell you something! .... Work is getting in the way of my card making, my blogging and my visiting your work desks!! :-(

You will be able to see in this pic the mountain of Angels that need to be put on Christmas cards, a box of stamps that needs putting away, my new cricut cartridge I am busting to try out and not much else....ooh a Christmas card I finished last night that will end up remaining on my drying rack (hehe my cricut) for the next week before I get my lazy butt into gear to do something with it!

Check out everyone else's desks at the Stamping Ground!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hoot and Mistletoe Christmas

I made this tonight for a couple of challenges. The first being the Sketches In Thyme - Tuesday Takes # 3 (see sketch below) as I just can not go past a sketch....which I have probably told you many times before today! I also incorporated The Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 88 (see image of cupcake below). When choosing my image I decided on a Digistamp Boutique which makes this card also eligible for entry into their December Challenge. And I have entered it into the Bizzy Bec's December Challenge as the theme was Christmas!













Card Specs

Stamp/Image: Digistamp Boutique - Hoot and Mistletoe
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper:Kaiser Be Merry Collection
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, Marianne Creatables
Embellishments: Decorative Pins, Kaiser Gems, KindyGlitz, misc Christmas Holly and 3D Crystal lacquer.

Also entered in
- ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Yuletide

Happy Hooting
Sam xx
Monday, December 6, 2010

Shades of Purple

Well I had to make my last batch of cards for the Aussie Card Swap for this year (yes I know I was leaving it a bit late) and the theme this month (or should I say last month) was ' Anything Goes'. Some may find this easier but I don't as I don't know what to do....this is probably why I am doing November's cards in December!!

I decided to make it Monochromatic to make it suitable for the PaperPlay Challenge Week 48; this is the first time have have entered their challenges!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: SU Flight of the Butterfly set, Hero Arts Happy Birthday (has to be my most used stamp!!)
Colouring:NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: SU
Inks: VersaColor Heliotrope
Die Cuts: Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Embellishments: Dots embossing folder, Kaiser Gems and 3D KindyGlitz.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Angel

Although I love card making I regret the year that I stopped buying Christmas cards and started making them for my whole Christmas card list! So every year I scour through card magazines to come up with an ideas, this year I have come up with the following and as I am making around 40 each I make a design that is very simple with as few elements as possible.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Misc plain card stock
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: NIL
Die Cuts: NIL
Embellishments: Snowflake embossing folder, Angel Gift tags and gold ribbon.

I have entered it into
- Bizzy Becs December Challenge - Christmas

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Saturday, December 4, 2010

Anniversary Card for My Husband

Sorry no chatter here today!! Made this for my Husband on our 11th Wedding Anniversary.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Paper Salon stamp # 2413E and Hero Arts Happy Anniversary
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Black
Patterned Paper: DCVW Alphabet Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Staz-On Jet Black
Die Cuts: Misc Shape punch
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Puffy Hearts and Kindy Glitz.

I have entered it into the following
- Top Tip Tuesday Challenge # 12 Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, December 3, 2010

Uptown Angel - Very Pink!!

Well, Good Afternoon fellow bloggers. I have had an eventful day and I don't think I will go into detail but to cut an embarrassing story short it started with me slipping on my tiled floor and ending up with a sore tush!! Still in a little pain but will manage to see the day out!

Enough about me and on with the card speak...

I made this card for two challenges (giving 5 a miss for a while)
- Sketches In Thyme Tuesday Takes #2 Sketch challenge; and
- Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #21 Think Pink

I flipped the sketch as I don't like to be normal and here is the end product.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Kenny K - Uptown Angel
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Misc Pink and Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper:Kaiser Candy Lane
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, Marianne Creatables
Embellishments: Misc lace flowers (found the pack now - MM Cheeky Trims Abby just the flower lace), Decorative Pins, Prima flowers, Kaiser pearl brad, Liquid Pearls and 3D Crystal lacquer.

Also entered into the
- Top Tip Tuesday Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes
- Pattie's Creations Challenge # 7 - Receipe

I just made some minor inhancements - The ribbon loops behind the flower. Added a couple of new pics...













Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm sooo excited - I received a blog Award

I have been soooo lucky this week to receive an award from my Fantastic BFF Suze; it's the "I got the Attitude Blog Award".

Now I have to tell you three things that make me - "ME"! Then I can pass this award onto three worthy bloggers of my choice.

I found this tricky but managed to get a list together.
  1. I've always been a bit of a Tom-boy and due to this my career path lead me to a very male-dominate field
  2. I can be a little anal, excessive compulsive or what ever other words that can describe this sort of behaviour
  3. Addicted to stationery too...I've tried to seek help but to no avail. Maybe this addiction is why I love paper craft soo much. Actually I think this addiction extends to stamps, and maybe ribbons...and also....ooh I could go on but best I stop here!!
Phew! Now I can pass this award onto three very worthy winners who all make terrific cards and given me loads of inspiration....this is my way of saying THANK-YOU!! (Sorry Suze you were top of my list but I thought I couldn't give it back to you!)

http://mycraftyspot.blogspot.com- I meet Fi on the Cricut website and she has given me loads of ideas and inspiration in the forms of cards swapped through our Aussie Swap we have going on.
http://craftybirdsblog.blogspot.com- I also meet Cindy (Mama Bird) through the Cricut website. She has inspired me to branch out and try my hand in scrapbooking.
http://jackiemthomas.blogspot.com- Jackie I haven't meet but she has inspired me with her sensation colouring and card designs.

Please click on the links to visit their sites and also check out Suze's blog here and you will surely see some amazing cards to be inspired by. Thank you Suze for passing me this award. ooxo

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Candle

I usually make a card for 1 if not 2 challenges but this time I thought I would try my hand at doing 5 challenges. Yes I said 5 and I think I'm crazy!! Anyway it is done now so I might as well post it here and then pop it in the mail.

Here are what the Challenges were
Pattie's Creations Challenge # 6 - Sketch
Paper Sundae Challenge #46 - Adorn those Corners
Cards for Men Challenge # 24 - Christmas
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 60 - Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 119- Light It up (using a candle)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Whiff Of Joy Christmas Candle and Studio G Merry Christmas
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Misc Spotlight paper (silly me forgot I bought new Christmas paper only last Friday...like I needed more!!)
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black and Staz On Opaque Cotton White, Brilliance something green (if I could find it on my desk I could tell you what the something is!)
Die Cuts: Nellie Snellen , Cuttlebug corner, Sizzix Tags and Misc Snowflake punch
Embellishments: Misc Gems, Snowflake embossing folder and Stickles.

Also entered into the
- Top Tip Tuesday Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes
- Bizzy Becs December Challenge - Christmas
- ABC Christmas Challenge - Y for Yuletide

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

I look forward to this time of week, it actually makes me take stock in what needs to be put away and what projects I need to finish.

This week I am disappointed because the same printed digis are still floating around on my desk with no sign of colour or design!! I did have great plans for that turkey...maybe for next year now!!

And I am not really sure I even like the Christmas card I finished yesterday. :-(

Anyway enough jibber jabber here is my desk (not game enough to show you my floor this week!!)

Check out everyone else's desks at the Stamping Ground!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Birthday - 20s Evie Style


I made this card in response to two challenges - The Lil Lolita Boutique # 25 - Sketch and The Lollipop Ladies Challenge # 9 - Chocolate Swirls. I am actually going to give it to a good friend of mine who's birthday is in the coming weeks.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tickled Pink - 20's Evie Digital Stamp and Imprint Happy Birthday Stamp
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Sweets Stack
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Carl Corner Punch and Marianne design Creatables
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Misc flowers and Kindy Glitz.

Also entered into the
- Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge
- Charisma Cardz Challenges # 47 - One for the Girls
- Sketches In Thyme - Open Challenge
- Crazy 4 Challenges # C4C58 - Birthdays

Happy Crafting

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, November 29, 2010

Lili Of the Valley Challenge # 75 - Bev's Sketch

I decided to participate in the Lili of the Valley Challenge as I couldn't go past a sketch challenge (just love those sketches!!)

It was one of Bev's Sketches......I flipped it sideways and made a card for my Father-In-Law's birthday in late December.



Card Specs

Stamp/Image: Lili Of the Valley - Pride and Joy, Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Colouring: Triart Markers, Silver pen
Card Stock: Bazzill and Shimmer card
Patterned Paper: DVWV The Alphabet Stack
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black and Brilliance Starlight Silver
Die Cuts: Spellbinder Ovals and Fiskars Border Punch
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems and Kindy Glitz.

Also entered into the
- Sketches In Thyme - Open Challenge

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations # 86


Ooops...I almost forgot to post it!!.

I made this a little earlier in the week for a lady at work who's going to a 60th over this weekend. I was stuck for ideas so I used Cupcake Inspiration for Inspiration!!

They posted this gorgeous pic....beautiful Autumn colours for us to tap into get inspiration. This is what I created...


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill and DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DVWV The Garden Party Stack
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinder Circle, Cricut Storybook Cartridge and Sizzix Slobbery Kiss Strip
Embellishments: American Craft Ribbon, MM Staples and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Paper Sundae Challenge # 45

I made this from a sketch posted for the Paper Sundae Challenge # 45, I flipped it sideways to be a little different.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Stamps Spring flower (I fell in love with this image when I saw Karina's card I had to go out and buy it straight away!)
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Mini Deck
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinder Labels 14, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches and Fiskars Lacy Days Punch
Embellishments: Misc Gems, Kaiser Pearls Lace and Kindy Glitz.

And here is my creation...
Also entered into the
- Charisma Cardz Challenges # 47 - One for the Girls
- Sketches In Thyme - Open Challenge
- Crazy 4 Challenges # C4C58 - Birthdays


Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Saturday, November 27, 2010

This is what I have been doing!!

There has been no card making here today...this is what I have been doing!

I was sick of all my gems and pearls all over the place not in their packets and not in their containers so I had an idea to sort them.


And a closer look...
Now I should have no problem finding what I am looking for or I should never run out again because I can clearly see what I have and have not got!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx