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Monday, January 31, 2011

Heidi Among the flowers

Now for the people who know me..you may need to sit down for this one! I didn't use pink and the card is definitely a girlie one!! No I was not participating in any colour challenge either. No I am not sick...maybe a little heatstroke as it is mighty hot!!

I made this card to enter into specifically the Anyone for Anya? Sketch challenge (sketch very below!) and the following other challenge
- The Corrosive Challenge # 101 - Button It Up
- Gingerloft Challenge # GL10 - Things that fly
- Cratfy Catz Challenge # 67 - Flowers

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs Heidi Among The Flowers and Stamp-It Wording Background (for the flower)
Colouring: Copic, Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Core'dinations ColorCore (I think I am addicted to this stuff lately), DCWV Glitter stack and Misc White
Patterned Paper: Bella! Ever After Range
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black and Versa Color Sky Blue Cube
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles, Sizzix Flourish corner #2 and Martha Stewart Large Butterfly Punch.
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, Crystal Sticker Elements, Misc flower, Misc button and DMC Cotton.

I am entering it into the following Challenges
- Let's Ink It Up Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 96 - Whateva!
- Fairy Knoll - flowers
- Do you Stack up Challenge # 4 - Patterned Paper
- Penny's Paper crafty challenge # 45 - Anything Goes
- Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Almost forgot the sketch!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fairy Fae

I just finished off a card order that I have had for a little bit. The request was for a 'pinky' card with a fairy and the usual name, age, etc.

I found the image at Tiddly Inks and instantly fell in love and had to buy it immediately (like I don't have enough other fairies to work with!!)

And started straight away!! I didn't use a sketch (not the norm for me) as I didn't was to hide the PP.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tiddly Inks Fairyfae Digi
Colouring: Copic, Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye quite contrary pad (still need to get more!!)
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval, Sizzix Swirly and Slobbery Kiss Strips, Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower box font and dia-namics Rolled flower.
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, Misc Ribbons and Kindy Glitz.

I am entering it into the following Challenges
- ABC Challenge - M is for Magical,
- Paperplay Week # 4- Layer it Up,
- Fab n' Funky Challenge # 57 -Delight in your Digi,
- Penny's Paper crafty challenge # 45 - Anything Goes,
- Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes,
- Everybody Art Challenge # 126 - My favourite things (which is my Spellbinders, Sizzix and Dia-namics....I can not live/create without them!!) {Oh and my makers, and my digis...it's all my favourite things!!}

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Home - Congratulations

I am seeing a friend tomorrow who recently moved into a new home so I thought at the very least I should take her a card. I didn't want to make something that I already had made so I didn't know where to start.

I found a sketch to suit from There She Goes Challenge # 91 and dug around for well over 2 hours to find a stamp or something to put on the card. I eventually found a stamp that I didn't even realise I had.....well forgotten! Therefore I am also entering this card into the Crafty Catz # 66 'Forgotten Stamp' Challenge.

If it didn't take me sooo long to find a stamp it would of been a quick make!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Stampin' Up Neighbourhood Jumbo Wheel (yes Suze I used the roller thingy!!) and Stamp World Congratulations
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Mini Deck
Inks: Basic Black in the Roller and ColorBox Olive Pastel
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped circle, Martha Stewart heart border punch
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Here is the sketch!!

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

This week I have a couple of projects ready for creation and a couple of projects complete. A few items ready to put away and not much else happening here. Even my floor looks fairly tidy!!

Also as this week I have a few days off I promised to get around to most if not all of your desks too!!

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

(WOYWW # 26)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine - Lil Lolita Lilith


I am still in a crafty mood today from yesterday's craft session with my BFF so I decided to get onto the Tickled Pink Stamps # 3 - Sketch to the left!!

Also made this card suitable for entry into the following other challenges
- Pattie's Creations Challenge # 11 - Black and White with one other color
- Bearly Mine Challenge # 2 - 'Tis a Recipe (3 flowers, 2 design papers and 1 image)
- Bizzy Bec January Challenge # Recipe - (3 flowers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon)
- Paper Sundaes # 53 - Distressing
- Paper Play # 3 - Back to Black

Once again way above my Challenge Quota but I am again I am happy with the results!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tickled Pink Stamps - Lil Lolita Lilith Digi Image
Colouring: Copic and Triart
Card Stock: Core'dinations ColorCore and Misc White
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Marashino (Dots) and Bella Elegance Paperz
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders petite scalloped Oval and Petite oval
Embellishments: Misc Craft Ribbon, Misc Lace, Francheville buttons, Prima flowers, Kaiser gems and Kindyglitz.

I used my Heidi Swapp edge distresser again and I think it is my favourite thing at them moment!

Also entered into the following challenges
- The Stamp Man Challenge # 14 - Distress
- Alifactory # 64 - Anything Goes
- Digi Doodle Shop Challenge # 43 - Anything Goes
- All that Scraps # 63 - Early Valentines
- Lexi's Creations Challenge # 32 - Valentine

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, January 24, 2011

Miss Anya Love

Today my BFF come over and we made a day of crafting. Yeah...I have my creative mojo back...I did think I lost it for a while.

I finished off my card swap cards and then made this...


I made it for the following Challenges
- Anyone for Anya - 2 Images
- Friday Sketches # 138 - See right
- Paper Sundaes # 53 - Distressing
- Charisma Cardz # 3 - Magic Numbers
- 4 Crafty Chicks # 21- Recipe (1 Ribbon, 2 Brads and 3 PP)
- Stamp Something - Cute Somethings
- Paper Play # 3 - Back to Black
- Cute Card Thursday # 148 - Receipe 1,2,3 (1 Ribbon, 2 Brads and 3 PP)

Way above my Challenge Quota but I am happy with the result!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Miss Anya Love and CC Designs Tree Stump
Colouring: Copic, Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Core'dinations ColorCore, Bazzill and Misc White
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Mini Deck
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge ans Sizzix Ida Lou's Flowerbox
Embellishments: Birch Craft Ribbon, Kaiser Waterberry brads, Prima flowers, Kaiser gems and Kindyglitz.

Oh I should mention I used my Heidi Swapp edge distresser and I love, love, love it!!

Also entered into the following challenges
- The Stamp Man Challenge # 14 - Distress
- Alifactory # 64 - Anything Goes
- Digi Doodle Shop Challenge # 43 - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, January 23, 2011

Aussie Card Swap - January 2011

Well it has been a looooong week. I went interstate for work for the most part and on my return I needed to unpack, clean, wash, etc. So I have only got around to craftin' today and then I had to force myself....I would rather have slept in front of the TV. :-(


I made this card for the Aussie Card Swap for January. The theme was either Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. I choose Mother's Day this time round! Ok 1 card down and 3 more to go!!

I used the Get Sketchy Card Challenge # 71 Sketch for my design this time around.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Kaiser Mini Clear Stamps
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Misc Linen, Plain coloured and DCWV Glitter Cardstocks
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: Vivid Cobblestone and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Large Butterfly Punch, Cricut Graphically Speaking, Sizzix Tag and Quickutz Moxie Font
Embellishments: Weave Extra Adhesive Bling, Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Itty Bitty Betty Ladybug


I made this card tonight as I felt like a little craftin'!!

I made this card specifically for two challenges
- Paper Sundae Challenge # 51 - Circles; and
- The Lollipop Ladies Challenge # 11- Jubes (My favourite jubie colours are yellow, orange and red so I had to use them for this one!)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: PCS Itty Bitty Betty Ladybug digi and Hero Art Happy Birthday stamp
Colouring: Copics and Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Inks: Printer, Vivid Butterscotch and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Stamped Cartridge, Spellbinders Circle and Die-namics Rolled flower
Embellishments: MM Ribbon, part of Prima flower, Kaiser Pearls, KindyGlitz (for Jubie Sugar) and 3D crystal lacquer.

I also entered this card into the following challenges...
- Stamp Something Challenge - Anything Goes
- Pattie's Creations Challenge # 10 - Anything Goes
- Paper Play Challenge # 11 - Cutie Patootie
- Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 49 - Happy Birthday

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - The design came from a December 2009 Mojo Monday Sketch, picked for all those circles!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Celebrate with Cupcake Anya

I made this card really only for one challenge...the Anyone for Anya Colour Challenge as I loved the colours when I saw them!!

While in the process of completing my card I found that it could with not too much (if any at all) altering be eligible for entry into the following
- Tip Top Tuesday # 17 - Anything Goes
- Stamp Something January Challenge - Use a Digi
- Crafty Catz Challenge # 64 - Food & Drink.

Here is what I finished with

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: TGF Cupcake Anya Digi and Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye quite contrary pad (oh no...need more!!)
Inks: Printer, Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, Cricut Mickey Font and Walk in my Garden; and Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Misc lace, Misc Ribbons Kindy Glitz and Cuttlebug Rose embossing folder.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

I used the following sketch found on the Whiff Of Joy website....just had to use it even if I wasn't using a WOJ stamp!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

Oh my it is Wednesday again already...sooo soon!! Well not much going on here on my desk this week. A plan that needs to blossom into something pretty...then again with the lack of crafting I would accept just 'something' today!! You see I am back at work and already it has gotten in the way of my crafting...need to remind myself constantly "I work to support my crafting addiction"

Anyway enough babble today, here is my desk..

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, January 10, 2011

Clean & Simple Butterfly Gift Cards

I had to make some gift cards and I usually just make something that is simple in design. So when I saw the Paperplay Clean and Simple Challenge it gave me a little more motivation to get the job done sooner rather than later!

Here is what I came up with..


A closer look at a couple of them...













Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Stampin' Up Flight of the Butterfly
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: Vivid Olive, Aqua, Tea Rose and ColorBox Tangerine
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Large Butterfly Punch
Embellishments: Weave Extra Adhesive Bling

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - My trip has been postponed (yeah) so you may see me around a little more than expected this week.
Sunday, January 9, 2011

Confidence

I don't think I will be able to post much this week...I start back to work tomorrow and will be going interstate for 3 out of the 5 days this week. :-(

So I had to make this card count for a few challenges...yes not 1, not 2...but actually 4!!
- Bearly-Mine Challenge # 1 - A Sketch for the new year
- Tickled Pink Stamp Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes
- Stamp Something January Challenge - Use a Digi; and
- Creative Craft Challenge - New Year Resolution. Which I should explain as I don't think you will get it just from the card - My Resolution is to achieve more confidence (or at least appear to have) when giving presentations at work!! Hence why I have named this card/post Confidence.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tickled Pink Stamps - Lil Fashionette 80's Sookie
Colouring: Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl and My Mind's Eye It's My Party Stacks
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles and Sizzix Swirly Strip
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Decorative Pins, Kindy Glitz and 3D crystal lacquer.

I even used my edge distresser - don't know how many years this has gone unused.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, January 7, 2011

Birthday with Balloon Emma

I spent the day with my Fab BFF and although I only made one card it was still very productive and fun. Thanks Suze for a fantastic day with the bonus tutorials ooxo.

This is the card I made and I made it for three challenge...stretching the boundaries to my limits!!
- Wild Orchid Challenge # 14 - A sketch by Bev
- Charisma Cardz Challenge # 1 - Birthday (Happy 2nd Birthday Charisma!!)
- Stamping Vacation Colour Combo Challenge - Colours light Blue and Light Purple


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs - Balloon Emma and SU Happy Birthday
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaFine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle and Scalloped Oval, Marianne Creatable Flourish, Die-namics Rolled Flower, Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower Box and Misc punches
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls and 3D crystal lacquer.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Space Valentine

I thought I would start getting my Valentine cards out of the way instead of my usual caper of making my husband's the night before.

I saw the Kenny K new range of stamps for the occasion and knew the space one was perfect for my DH.


So I made this card to enter into two Challenges
- The Sweetest Thing Sunday Sketch Challenge # 98; and
- Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 25 - Hearts

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Kenny K Spaced digistamp and Hero Arts Heart Stamp
Colouring: Derwent Studio pencils
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV Glitter stack and Misc space pic
Inks: Printer and Brilliance Starlite Silver
Die Cuts: Cricut Stamped Cartridge, Spellbinders Circle and Fiskars border punch
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Misc Decorative pins, KindyGlitz, and 3D crystal lacquer.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

This will have to be short and sweet....we are on our way out today!! A usual story on my desk this time of week with no projects in works just grand plans.

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Calendar Page for February with Country Anya


I have had this on my 'Things To Do' List for a couple of days now...when 'Any One For Anya?' posted this Challenge on their site. I still needed motivation to get the job done.

I received a phone call from my BFF earlier today and after our chat I felt inspired to craft! Thanks BFF for the much need inspiration. ooxo

I made this not only for the 'Anyone For Anya?' Challenge but for the following
- Paper Sundaes Challenge # 50 - Something New; and
- Paperplay Challenges # 10 - Anything but a card

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: TGF - Country Anya Digi and SU Figures of Speech
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Grace Taylor Flower Patch Scrapbook Kit (NEW brought it yesterday..need to go back and buy another for when I run out!!)
Inks: Printer and Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments: Pastel Doodlebug Paper frills, Kaiser Gems, Prima flower and KindyGlitz

Happy Crafting in 2011
Sam xx

PS - Here is the sketch, an old Lili of the Valley one I didn't get to use earlier

Monday, January 3, 2011

What's Up - Fabby

I feel in love with this stamp the moment I saw it..appropriately named Fabby!

I made this card for three challenges
- Sketches in Thyme Tuesday Takes # 6
- Paper Sundaes Challenge # 50 - Something New
- Bizzy Becs Spellbinder Competition - Using Spellbinders

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Stamping Bella - Fabby and Hero Arts What's Up
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV Garden Party Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Stamping Cartridge and Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Kaiser Gems, Spica Pens and 3D crystal lacquer.

Happy Crafting in 2011
Sam xx

PS - Here is the sketch courtesy of Sketches In Thyme...
Sunday, January 2, 2011

My First Card for 2011 - and may there be many more!!

Well Firstly......HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I meant to get on here yesterday to send my new year's wishes but housework beckoned me. Insert angry face here!!

Anyway here is my first card for 2011 and may there be many many more!!


I made this card for the following two challenges
- AnnaBelle Stamps Sketch Challenge - ABSC033
- Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 115- Buttons and Bows

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: AnnaBelle Stamps - Lil Michelle with Teddy
Colouring: Triart and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bella Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Ruby Rock-it Vintage Beauty
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vivid Ultramarine
Die Cuts: Marianne Creatables and Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments: Misc Ribbons, Buttons, Dressmakers pearls, DMC Cotton, KindyGlitz, and 3D crystal lacquer.

Happy Crafting in 2011
Sam xx

PS - Here is another view of my card...