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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

I am embarrassed to be showing you all this...another "not much going on here" week!!

A sketch or two for the weekend (as I do not see any crafting time between now and then) and a couple of cards to finish off (when I know how to finish them)

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, March 27, 2011

80th - Birthday Flowers

My Mother-In-Law asked me to make a 80th Birthday Card for another relative so I made it today using the Mojo Monday Sketch 183. Although I use Mojo Sketches quite frequently this will be the first time I have entered one of my cards into their Monday Madness!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Penny Black flower gallery set
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Whimsey Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and ColorBox Rose Coral Chalk Ink
Die Cuts: Cricut Printing 101 Cartridge
Embellishments: Kasier Pearls, Misc ribbon from my stash and Glossy Accents

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 52 - Happy Birthday
- Pattie's Creations Design Challenge # 18 - Flowers and Pearls
- Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 42 - Special Birthdays
- A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge # 144 - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers
- Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge # 10 - Happy Birthday with lots of Pearls


Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Over the Hill

I made this card for my old boss (probably lucky he isn't doing my performance reviews anymore). He is a few months younger than his wife and has told me he uses those three months between their birthday to pay out on her as much as possible about her being old. So in her defence I didn't make him a 'nice' birthday card this year but an 'Over the Hill' one!! hehe Happy 50th Birthday!!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: NIL
Die Cuts: Cricut Printing 101 Cartridge
Embellishments: Misc Rub-Ons from my stash and Glossy accents

I am entering this into the following challenges
- Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 52 - Happy Birthday
- Creative Card Crew challenge - No Stamps
- Crafts and Me Challenge # 27- Anything Goes
- Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 42 - Special Birthdays
- Woodware US Challenge # 19 - Black, White and ???
- Amber's Craft's & Stuff Challenge # 2 - Use Diecuts

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

Gee today has been confusing for me - this morning I thought 'Wow it is Wednesday already!" but by the end of the day I was thinking it was Thursday - "Oh my is it only Wednesday!!"

This week again I don't have much on my desk - a card in half production (hopefully finish tonight), cricut cartridge with I am thinking about using on another card I need to make and some notes with sketches to try.

I actually used the SU stamps I had on my desk last week (shock horror ;-)) and posted the end result; you can check it out HERE if you like!

Thanks for those who left comments last week too. I got around to a small few of you fun peeps and I will endeavour to get around to more this week!!

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

thought you could use a little pick up!


















The left card is a full size card and the right is a gift card size. Sorry no time to talk tonight!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: SU Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain cardstock
Patterned Paper: Misc PP from my stash
Inks: Versafine Onyx black and Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: NIL
Embellishments: NIL

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 103 - "Are you talking to me?"
- Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge - Anything Goes
- Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge # 51 - Anything Goes
- Amber's Crafts and Stuff Challenge # 1 - Stashbuster and Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, March 21, 2011

Creeper Crew Sasha

I recently bought The Greeting Farm Creeper Crew Collection and there is soooo many cuties in there! So I had to use one this week for the Anyone for Anya? Birthday Card Challenge...here she is....Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Creeper Crew Collection - Sasha, Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill andMisc plain cardstock
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet pad
Inks: Versafine Onyx black and Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 17
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Misc Buttons and DMC Cotton

I am also entering this into the following challenge (as well as the Anyone for Anya?)
- Scrapbook Boutique Challenge - Buttons
- Totally Papercrafts Challenge #58 - Add Buttons
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Birthday
- Totally Gorjuss Challenge # 72 - Button it

I also used the following sketch although I missed that Challenge!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday Lolita Honey Bee


I made this one specifically for my favourite blog challenge - Anyone for Anya? This week they are holding a colour challenge; see the delightful picture to the right.

I picked an appropriate image and then a sketch to put it all together!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs Love Lolita Honeybee, Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Colouring: Copic, Alpha and Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill, DCVW glitter stock and Misc plain cardstock
Patterned Paper: Misc PP
Inks: Versafine Onyx black and Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Embellishments: Sam and Lucy bling, Misc Ribbon and 3D KindyGlitz

I am also entering this into the following challenge as well as the ones mentioned above
- Cupcake Craft Challenge # 133 - Up in the Air
- Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge # 146- Sketch below
- DYSU Challenge # 11 - Add a bow
- Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Here is the sketch!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, March 18, 2011

Expecting Congratulations

A good friend of mine at work recently told me she was expecting...how very exciting. So I wanted to make her a card!

Well when I started I looked for a sketch, any sketch, for some inspiration and found this one on the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge site (#29).



I ended up making my cut a little bigger than expected so I had to move the sentiment. I am happy with the end layout regardless.

I also saw that the Fantabulous Cricut site where running a Square, green and gold challenge (# 51) and as I didn't know what sex the baby is it was perfect colours to use!

I am happy to be making use of a very neglected cartridge and to use a cut never used before!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: EK Success Baby Multi-Stamp
Colouring: Triart
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nanna's Nursery Baby Boy and The Green Stacks
Inks: Versafine Onyx black and Versa Color Vanilla cube
Die Cuts: Criut New Arrivals Cartridge
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Gems and Bella Ribbonz

I am also entering this into the following challenge as well as the ones mentioned above
- Die Cuttin Divas Challenge # 6 - Unused and Unloved
- Dream Valley Challenge # 2- New Beginnings
- Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, March 17, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

Just a day late!! I have been busy, busy again this week (is it ever gonna end??!!) Once again the desk is pretty clean and bare but I have plans to mess it up tonight...yeah!

As I need to get some cards started there is no more chatter from me for now!

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Have a Tree-mendous Day!

I stumbled across the Fantabulous Cricut site some months ago and I have had all good intentions of entering into their Monday Challenges. Well this week I saw the Challenge (#50) was Tree-time and as I have various trees on my different cartridges I thought I would give it a go.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Kraft and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy and Baby Girl
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Printer
Die Cuts: Cricut cartridge Create a Critter
Embellishments:Misc Button, silver pen, Misc Dictionary Page and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I am also entering this into the following other challenges...
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
- Wild Orchid Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion Challenge # 48 - Anything Goes
- Crazy 4 Challenges # C4C78 - A tree somewhere on it

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Saturday, March 12, 2011

Anyone for Anya? April Calendar Page

I have sooo much I need to do (like ironing, mending, cooking...I could go on!) but I had an urgent urge to craft. So I thought as the Anyone for Anya April Calendar pages is due tomorrow I better get cracking.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Sweet Anya Stamp
Colouring: Copics, Alpha and Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bella Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up PP
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Oval
Embellishments: Misc Lace, Prima flowers, Kaiser Pearls, Dressmakers trimmings and Kindy Glitz.

I am entering this creation into the following Challenges
- Anyone for Anya? - April Calendar Page
- ABC Challenge - P is for Pearl
- Cupcake Craft Challenge # 132 - Pink Polka Dots
- Friday Sketches # 145 - The fab sketch
- Digi doodle Shop Challenge # 50 - Pearls

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

First of all sorry that I didn't get around to your desks again last week! I have been interstate for work again and it has clearly gotten in the way of my crafting life. As you will see from my pic there is not much going on there. Cricut still the in the same state....unused and a small pile of things out to use or file!! It's depressing.

OK I also have to explain the post it notes...they are for challenges I went to enter or blogs I want to visit. The 'CE' label is for a company that makes rubber stamps to order. They probably wont exist by the time I get around to emailing them!

That's it for me for this week so...check out everyone else's desks at the Stamping Ground and have a happy WOYWW!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, March 3, 2011

I love Fairy Fae

I absolutely love this image and can not find enough reasons to use it.

I made this for a guy at work to give to his niece (I think!)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tiddly Inks Fairyfae Digi
Colouring: Copic
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, cricut Printing 101 and Storybook cartridges and dia-namics Rolled flower.
Embellishments: Misc Lace, stickles and Kindy Glitz.

I am entering this creation into the following Challenges
- Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge # 83 - See sketch!
- ABC Challenge - P is for Pink
- Bearly Mine Challenge # 5 - Birthday
- Wild Orchid Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes
- Stamp Something Challenge - Something with Flowers

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

It's this time of the week again! It's my fav time of the week as work is over the half way mark done and I get to check out other fine crafter's hideouts!! I did get around to a few last week (not as many as I was hoping for but more than the previous couple of weeks) and I would like to thank those who visited me and left nice comments..thanks!!

This week I have a pretty clean area as I did a bit of a tidy up on the weekend (and yes my floor is clean too).

Just a finished card on my expensive drying rack (hehe my cricut) and one to start later tonight for a guy at work.

Other than that just a few supplies to but away!!

Last week and the one before that I had questions around my little container of things. It contains flowers I had made and bought, images not used, cards in the making and dies to put away. Here is a pic of it close up this week but I had culled it over the weekend as it was overflowing!!


If you are wondering why I have been rabbiting on about my desk for the last 5 minutes visit Julia at the Stamping Ground and have a happy WOYWW!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miss Anya Love

Once again my 'Leave-it-to-the-last-minute' Boss came to me yesterday needing a card for today. OMG talk about keeping me busy. So with some very quick planning I whipped up the following last night.....
Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Love
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped circles, Cricut cartridge Printing 101
Embellishments:Misc Rub-on Stitching, Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls, Misc Ribbon, Misc Lace (Dressmaking trim) Stickles and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I am entering this into the following
- Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge (as attached)
- Craft Your Passion Challenge # 47 - Girlie Girl
- Stamp Something Challenge - Something with Flowers
- Bearly-Mine Challenges # 5 - Birthday Card; and
- Wild Orchid Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx