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Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Top 10 Crafty creations for 2011

Well if everyone is doing I have to do it to! (My mum would state ".. if blah blah was jumping of a bridge you would follow.." hehe)


Cards Made with... Greeting Farm Stamps

CC Designs

Spesch Designer Stamps

Stamping Bella
Hero Arts Stamps (2 for the price of one...sorry for sneaking in an extra!!)










No Coloured Images
Gee that was hard...next year I think we should do a Top 20!

If you do a Top 10 Crafty Creations for 2011 like me you can link it up to Kellie's blog too!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, December 26, 2011

The Sketchy Challenge # 13

It's my Father-In-Law's birthday tomorrow and as always I have left it to the last spare minute to think about his birthday card. So I have whipped this up using the latest The Sketchy Challenge sketch!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Pink Cat Studio 'Q.T. Hooty Owl' Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Kraft Card
Patterned Paper: Misc Scrap PPs
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Misc Square punch
Embellishments: Black Spica and 3D Crystal Lacquer


I am also entering this in the following other challenges
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything but a Christmas Card (HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 166 - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge # 23 - Anything Goes


Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, December 25, 2011

Anyone for Anya? New Years Challenge

This is the last Anyone for Anya? Challenge for 2011 so the challenge for this week is New Years! I have made this with the all so very cute Happy New Year Anya.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Happy New Year Anya' Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain and DCWV Glitter
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft Party Animals PP
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart border punch
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, MM Staples and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything but a Christmas Card (HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 166 - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge # 23 - Anything Goes
Cooking It Up with Katie Challenge # 86 - Anything Goes

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 8th Challenge

This fortnight we have a beautiful sketch from Genevieve for Friday Sketch Challenge. This one is going to run for a month as we understand that every one is busy, busy this time of the year! Anyway I made the following card for no one in particular!!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Spring Flower' Digi and Kaiser Craft 'Occasions' Mini Stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain, and Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy PP
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Scalloped and Oval
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Misc Decorative Pins, Me & my Big Idea Butterflies and kindyglitz.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Cooking It Up with Katie Challenge # 86 - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 37 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge # 66 - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge # 26 - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge # 49 - Bling it on!

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

PS - If I don't get here tomorrow then Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

And thanks for visiting my blog and a very big thank-you to my followers (I appreciate your support and comments xx)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Anya for Anya? Photo Inspiration

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is an Inspirational Photo Challenge. The first thing I thought of when I saw the pic was a cheerleader so here is my creation.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Anya Cheer' Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Girl PP and DCWV All About Boys Stack
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circles and Martha Stewart border punch
Embellishments: Sticker Cafe Glitter Alphabet Rub-Ons, Kaiser Gems, Misc Grosgrain and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
TBA

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, December 11, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Anything Goes Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!! YEAH and here is my card for this week


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Creeper Crew Collection 1' , Bizzy Bec's 'Tickets' Digi and Inkadinkadoo Paperwork Greetings
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill,Plain and DCWV Glitter
Patterned Paper: Franchville Kinder Cosmic
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 3 and Misc leaf Punch
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Gems and Misc KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge # 139 - Anything but Christmas
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 112 - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts # 96 - Anything but Christmas
Cute Card Thursday # 194 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge # 16 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 7th Challenge

I made this card for my lunch buddy (or should I say previous lunch buddy before she went on Maternity Leave). I feel terrible but I am sure her bub, Ella is a little over two months old and I still haven't been around to meet her...well I have her card made!!


This is using this weeks Friday Sketch Challenge sketch!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Bugaboo Stamps ' Boo Teddy Bear' Digital Stamp and Hero Arts ' It's A Girl!
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain, Bazzill and DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Stack
Inks: Printer and ColorBox Rouge Chalk
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Spellbinders Diamond and Magnolia Heart Swirl
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, Misc Lace, Misc Ribbon, Prima flowers and kindyglitz.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Divas by Design Challenge # 16 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

PS - Here is this week's sketch by Genevieve


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Winter Release - 4 or 4

And the final image for this release is Kei with Cocoa....just what I need about now!!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Kei with Cocoa' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Silly Season Paper Pad
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped rectangles and Martha Stewart border punch
Embellishments: Misc ribbon, Kaiser Gem, decorative pin and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Mad for Markers December Challenge - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 194 - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge # 48 - Bling it on!

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Spesch Designer Stamps - Winter Release - 3 or 4

The next fab image is Kei on Skis


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Kei on Skis' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain, Bazzill and DCVW Glitter cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Snowed in' winter papers
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped circle and Cricut Winter Lace Cartridge
Embellishments: My Mind's Eye 'Snowed in' embellishment, 3D Crystal Lacquer and Kaiser Gems

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - It's Cold outside

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Spesch Designer Stamps - Winter Release - 2 or 4

The next introduction to Kei antics is Santa Sack Kei


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Santa Sack Kei' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Silly Season Paper Pad
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circle, Martha Stewart border punch and Marianne Design Creatables flourish
Embellishments: Misc Cracker/Bon-Bon decoration, Kaiser Gems, decorative pin and 3D KindyGlitz Puff White

I am entering this in the following challenges
Mad for Markers December Challenge - Christmas
Colour Create Challenge # 85 - Red, White and Green
Crafty Ribbons Challenge # 8 - Traditional colours for Christmas

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Spesch Designer Stamps - Winter Release - 1 or 4

Today Spesch Designer Stamps is releasing their latest Digi stamp range. This release is designed by the fab Widya and it is all about our much loved Kei in the winter period.

Here is Snowball Kei

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Snowball Kei' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle 'Holiday Berries' from the Snowflakes and Mittens Range
Inks: Printer and Vivid 'Taupe'
Die Cuts: Die-namics Snowflakes
Embellishments: Snowflake Embossing folder, Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - It's Cold outside
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge # 63 - Let it snow

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Christmas Challenge

What a way to kick of the Christmas season with an Anyone for Anya? Christmas Challenge!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs Sugerplums Ornaments and Holly Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill, Plain and Metallic
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Silly Season Collection
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Deckled Mega Rectangles Large
Embellishments: MM Noel Rub-Ons, Kaiser Gem and Misc KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
TBA

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is a sketch challenge. These are my favourite sort of challenge


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Cupcake Anya' Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Candy Lane Collection
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 3 and Misc leaf Punch
Embellishments: Kaiser Candy Lane Collection, Bazzil Basic Rub-Ons, Crochet flowers and Misc KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crafting When We can - Borrow a Sketch

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 6th Challenge

It is Friday Sketch Challenge time again....yeah! I really look forward to this time each fortnight as I love a Sketch Challenge. This time I broke out another stamp I have had for some time and not used!


Card Specs

Stamp/Image: Whipper Snapper Designs "Three's a crowd"
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose "Gertie" Papers
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Printer
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
Embellishments: Kaiser Rhinestones and kindyglitz.

I am entering this in the following challenges
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge # 33 - Things with wings
Creative Craft Challenge - Free for all

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting Sam xx

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Thank-you Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is to make Thank-you Creations so I decided to use one of my CC Design Digis that I haven't used yet. Oh I also want to make mention that I got to use the lovely DPs that my BFF gave me for my birthday....thank a latte Suze!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs "Latte Kiki La Rue" Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Miss Nelly Paper Pad
Inks: Printer and ColorBox Chalk Olive Pastel
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Magnolia Heart Swirl Doohickey and Carl 1" circle Punch
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Kaiser Pearl Stripes, Crochet flowers and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Sketches by Carly Challenge # 44 - Sketch!
2 Sisters Challenge # 66 - Let it sparkle
Card Makin Mama's Challenge # 33 - Thanks
Aud Sentiments Challenge # 41 - Thanksgiving or Thanks
Mad for Markers Challenge - Anything Goes



Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, November 14, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Colour Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is a yummy one! All the chocolate flavours.....mmm making my hungry!!


Here is the colour inspiration picCard Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Miss Any Bags'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: DCWV Sweet Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vivid Taupe
Die Cuts: Sullivan's label punch
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Misc paper doiley, Kaiser Bazzill Basic Rub-Ons and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crafting When we can Challenge - Female Birthday
2 Sisters Challenge # 65 - Anything Goes
Crafts and me Challenge # 60 - Birthday
Mad for Markers Challenge - Anything Goes

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Alice in Zombieland

Spesch Designer Stamps had a surprise release today - Alice in Zombieland brought to you by the fab designer Max.

Here are my Zombie creations

Zombiealice
Queen
Madhatter
Chesire

And all together
Note - that all the quotes on the cards are from one version or another of Alice in Wonderland!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps Zombieland digi release
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill, plain and Kraft
Patterned Paper: Misc dictionary pages
Die Cuts: NIL
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Misc Clock charm and Misc heart sticker

I am entering these into the following challenges
2 Sisters Challenge # 65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge # 108 - Use a digital Image
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 167 - Textalicious
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Kraft Card Stock
Mark's Finest Papers Challenge # 81 - Favourite Technique (mine would be distressing)
Digital Tuesday Challenge # 136 - Anything Goes

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 5th Challenge

Whoo Hoo it is Friday Sketch Challenge time again. This week we have another very versatile sketch and to is courtesy of Tracy. Not only did I get a great new sketch to work with but some new stamps I was looking forward to playing with.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Make it Crafty 'Hula Girl'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain and Sullivans card stock
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Endless Summer Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vivid Aqua
Die Cuts: NIL
Embellishments: inque boutique cabana felt embellishments, Kaiser Rhinestones and kindyglitz.


I am entering this in the following challenges
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 44 - Cutesy projects
The Lollipop Ladies Challenge # 33 - Sour worms pic inspiration w some sparkle


Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

PS - Here is the sketch
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Christmas Release - 4 of 4

And last but definitely not the least..'Santa Girl'


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Santagirl' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Printer and Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft Be Merry Collection
Inks: Printer and Vivid 'Taupe'
Die Cuts: Nil
Embellishments: Bella Journalling Spot Pad, MM Kids trims, Misc present cut-outs, Misc Swirl Rub-Ons, MM Noel Rub-Ons and Misc bow (saved off a bon-bon from the 1990s...maybe not that long ago!!)

I am entering this in the following challenges
Christmas Inspirations Challenge # 36 - Bows
Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 1 - Christmas - Anything Goes


Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Spesch Designer Stamps - Christmas Release - 3 of 4

Personally my favourite....'Mistletoe'


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Mistletoe' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Hot of the Press 'Forever Christmas Cards' Stack
Inks: Printer and Vivid 'Olive' ink
Die Cuts: NIl
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, KindyGlitz, Hot of the Press 'Forever Christmas Cards' Stack and Misc Christmas decoration

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 1 - Christmas - Anything Goes

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Spesch Designer Stamps - Christmas Release - 2 of 4

The next introduction is for 'Present'


Card Specs

Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Present' Digi Stamp and Misc sentiment
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft Be Merry Collection
Inks: Printer and Vivid 'Taupe'
Die Cuts: Marianne Creatables Florish
Embellishments: Paper doiley, Kindy Glitz and The Robin's nest dew drops

I am entering this in the following challenges
PaperCrafting Journey Challenge # 22 - Use a Digi

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Spesch Designer Stamps - Christmas Release - 1 of 4

Today Spesch Designer Stamps is releasing their latest Digi stamp range by Jessica and I have to tell you that I loved working with them all. But a terrible reminder that Christmas is not that far away and I haven't started any preparations!

Firstly let me introduce a little cheeky Gingerbread.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Gingerbread' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft Be Merry Collection and DCVW 'Celebration' Stack
Inks: Printer and Vivid 'Taupe'
Die Cuts: Kaiser Be Merry Die Cuts
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, KindyGlitz and Misc Buttons

I am entering this in the following challenges
PaperCrafting Journey Challenge # 22 - Use a Digi

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Thanksgiving Challenge

It's official....this is my first Thanksgiving card that I have ever made! I know this may sound odd but I will remind you that here in Australia it's not a tradition....yet (never know what will come!) So having said that I hope this is in line with your American Thanksgiving cards!!??!!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Harvest Gigi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: First Edition 'Desert Blooms' PP
Inks: Printer and Vivid Taupe
Die Cuts: Creative Memories Circles punch, Carl 1" punch and Magnolia #4 Leaf and Swirl Doohickey
Embellishments: Misc Button, Jillibean soup twine, 3D Glossy Accents and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge # 107 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Challenge # 55 - Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Pumpkins

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Shaped Card Challenge

This weeks Anyone for Anya? challenged is to make a shaped card. I must admit I was in a state of panic when I saw that is what I needed to produce! I did enjoy this challenge in the end and I am happy with the result!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs 'Flower Power' Digi Set
Colouring: Copics and Spicas
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Playful Posies Short Stack
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Martha Cricut Lacy Labels Cartridge and Spellbinder scalloped circle
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Bella Brad, Misc Rub-On, Kaiser pearls, Misc lace 3D and KindyGlitz

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 4th Challenge

It is Friday Sketch Challenge time...yeah! A fortnight seems to take forever to come around!! This week our Sketch is brought to you by Tracey.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps MushroomFae Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Misc from my scraps bucket
Inks: Printer and Vivid Taupe
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Spellbinders Rectangle, Carl Corner punch, Die-namics Doiley Duo and Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower Box Alphabet Set
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Prima Flowers, MM Staple, 3D Crystal Lacquer and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Card Makin Mamas Challenge # 32 - Cut it Out!
PaperCrafting Journey Challenge # 22 - Use a digi
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge # 58 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 43 - Anything Goes

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

PS - Thanks to my BFF Suze for making me screw up my circles. Oh and here is the sketch