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Friday, April 29, 2011

Have a Tee-rific Day!

I form part of the Aussie Card Swap group on the cricut forum and this month's theme was Male Cards.....yuck I say I much rather do girlie cards!!

I also wanted to participate in this weeks Daring Cardmakers Challenge as I am trying out for their design team and this way they can see a little more of my work. The Challenge this week is 'Speaking Professionally' meaning cards for cooks, pilots, etc; so I made the perfect card for a Golfer.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Kenny K Golfer Digistamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain cardstock
Patterned Paper: DCWV Glitter and Endless Summer Stacks
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders circles and Cricut Accent Essentials Cartridge
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Misc Ribbon, and KindyGlitz.

I also entering this into the following challenges
- Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge - Sketch to the right and Sensational Cirles
- Cards for Men Challenge # 9 - Circles
- Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge # 11 - One for the Boys

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Birthday Daisy

I made this card for the Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge (the sketch is down a little further!). This is the first time I have used this stamp and I reckon she is the cutest thing going!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Daisy and Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Colouring: Copics and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Green Stack
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Labels 14 and Martha Stewart Border punch
Embellishments: Kasier Gems, Misc lace, Signo pen and Spica pens.

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 13 - Anything Goes
- Make it Monday Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes
- Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central #- Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's On your Workbench? Wednesday

It has been a while since I have done a WOYWW so I am glad to of returned. So 'What's on my work desk this week?' I hear you ask.......a mess!!

I have my card swap cards done for the Aussie Card Swappers from the cricut forum, a thank-you card I need to get in the post, stamps I need to sort-out (or use) and some misc stuff to put away. I can tell you that is the clean side of my desk!!

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I have received the Stylish Blogger Award recently from two Susans - my BFF Susan from Stamp On Me and Susan (not my BFF...LOL although I have mistaken her for my BFF previously) from Cricut and Grasshopper... so thank you very, very much, I really appreciate that you both thought of me!

Ok on to the business side of things...

The rules for receiving this Award are, as follows, to thank the person (in this case persons) from whom you received the Award and then share 7 random things about yourself and then pass it on to 7 newly discovered bloggers...

So 7 completely random things about me:
  1. My favourite colour is pink.
  2. I love anything owls
  3. I love chocolate but hey who doesn't!!
  4. Addicted to stationery...I've tried to seek help but to no avail. Maybe this addiction is why I love paper craft sooo much. Actually I think this addiction extends to stamps, and maybe ribbons...and also....ooh I could go on but best I stop here!!
  5. 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
  6. I can be a little anal, excessive compulsive or what ever other words that can describe this sort of behaviour
  7. My favourite artist is P!nk.
I nominate the following 7 bloggers for this award:

1. Cheryl from 'Cards by Cheryl' - You have made me appreciate the art of quilling - your work is beautiful!
2. Pattie from 'The Pampered Paper Patch' - Your cards are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.
3. Regina from 'Hand to Paper'- It's amazing the ideas you have put to paper with our much loved cricut. I followed your work many years ago on the cricut website and sooo glad I have found you personal blog now to be inspired by.
4. Saundra from 'Luv Scrapping Together' - I didn't think what you make was even possible! Your designs and ideas are Fabulous (or Fantabulous) Thanks for inspiring me to use my machines more often than before.
5. Marlene from 'Scrappin Cookie' - Your work is stunning also and you too have inspired me to use my cricut more than before. Thanks for the inspiration.
6. Lisa from 'Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' - Your designs are so bright and cheery. I love checking out what projects you have created.
7. Dangina from 'My Carden' - Your colouring is amazing. Congratulations on making the Anyone for Anya? DT.

Please check out all these wonderful Ladies' blogs and the two Susans' blogs as they are all well worth the look and I am sure that you will return time and time again to them for inspiration like I do!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx


Monday, April 25, 2011

Sweetest Friend

A made this for my BFF birthday but couldn't post it here until her special day had passed!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Hero Arts Little Stencil Flower and Fiskars Squarely Sentimental
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet pad (one of my favourites!!)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa and Vivid Taupe
Die Cuts: Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Ovals
Embellishments: Jillibean soup Baker's Twine, crouchet flowers, dressmakers pearly bits, pearl bradz and Kaiser Pearls

I am entering this into the following challenges
- Just Add Ink Challenge # 65 - Mateship/Friendship
- Aly's Sunday Challengee # 40 - Baker's Twine
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 108 - Pile It On
- Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers bring May flowers
- Sparkles Forum Challenge # 10- Anything Goes
- Everybody Art Challenge # 138 - Pearls
- Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge # 24 - Anything Goes
- A Gem Of A Challenge # 19 - Pearls and/or Swirls

Happy Anzac Day
Sam xx

Oh I should also mention I used this sketch for inspiration
Sunday, April 24, 2011

Non-Traditional Wedding Colours

A lovely woman at work approached me to make a wedding card. A simple request on face value but then the requirements of colour came into play - Tangerine, Chocolate and Gold not necessary in that order. My initial thoughts where yuck and yuck and yuck some more!!

So I went through my stash to find appropriate papers and then found myself at Lincraft buying a very expensive paper pad which I don't see myself using again in any great hurry. Anyway I finished the card and was happy with the result (maybe just happy that I got a finished card in the end with very non-traditional Wedding colours!!)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Shimmer Card
Patterned Paper: Sullivans Paper Wad
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments: Vivaldi Blossoms, Misc ribbon from my stash and Kaiser Pearls

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Stampin for the Weekend Challenge # 8 - Wedding
- Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 63 - Weddings
- Stamping Vacation Challenge - Occasion Oasis Wedding
- Everybody Art Challenge # 138 - Pearls
- Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge # 24 - Anything Goes
- A Gem Of A Challenge # 19 - Pearls and/or Swirls

Happy Easter
Sam xx
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter for my daughter


I made this too today (very quickly) for my daughter as Easter is fast approaching....nothing like leaving things to the last minute.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: Chalks
Card Stock: Kraft and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Unsure - misc from my stash
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Gems, Misc pens and KindyGlitz

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Fantabulous Cricut Challenge# 56 - Do the Bunny Hop
- Cooking with Cricut Challenge # 26 - Easter
- 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge # 34 - Easter
- Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Easter
- Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 161 - No text

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Just a Note.

It has been awhile since I have posted a card here or in actual fact it has been a while since I have even made a card! :-(

Well I made this today for the Anyone for Anya? Circle Card Challenge (Oh if you are wondering I was unsuccessful in my Design team submission...{insert sad face here}..maybe next time!! Congratulations Durvina)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Dressy Camille Digi Stamp and a Studio G Clear Set
Colouring: Copics and Alpha Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles and SU punch
Embellishments: Kasier Gems, Prima flower, Decorative and dressmaker pins, uni-ball Signo pen and Spica pens.

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Everybody Art Challenge # 138 - Pearls
- Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge # 24 - Anything Goes
- By the Cute and Girly Challenge - Cute and Girly (April)

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Enjoy the Journey

I made the following card specifically for my favourite blog.....Anyone for Anya? Their Challenge this week is a colour challenge (Egg-citing) and this week the winner will be come a Design Team Member. Yes you heard me...A Design Team member!! I am sooo very excited as I have been waiting for this opportunity to come up. So this is what I made and wish me luck pleeease.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Surfer Anya

Colouring: Copics, Alpha and Triart Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Blossoms & Butterfly Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vivid Aqua
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle and Marianne Creatables LR0116
Embellishments: Kasier Gems, Misc lace from my stash, MM ribbon, Prima flowers, Acetate Sheet, Jo-Ann Rub-Ons and Stickles.

In addition to the colours from Anyone for Anya? I used a sketch from A Gem of a Challenge #18 inspiration!








Happy Crafting

Sam xx

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Bunny

It seems to have been forever since I have posted here....I have been a little busy and a lot sick so I haven't felt like being on the computer any more than I needed to!

Today I thought I would post you the first of my Easter cards as I am sure there will be more before Easter to share.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Studio G Misc Easter set
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Kraft and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Green Stack and I am not sure the other one!
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Cricut cartridge Create a Critter
Embellishments:Misc Button, white pen, Misc Dictionary Page and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Circut Cardz Challenge # 69 - Easter
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - it's time for spring colours/easter
- Stamping Vacation - Special Things about April
- Totally Gorjuss Challenge # 75 - Anything Fluffly
- Digi's With Attitude Challenge # 21- Easter
- Phindy's Place Challenge # 50 - Easter Time
- Stampin for the Weekend Challenge # 7 - Easter


Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Snail

I made this appropriate for a couple of things this week. I needed to make a shaped card for my cricut card swap I am in and I wanted to make something that was also eligible to enter into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 53 - Looks like spring.

This is what I came up with!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Studio G Clear Set
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Paisley Cartridge and Design Software
Embellishments: Kasier Gems, Prima flowers, uni-ball Signo pen and KindyGlitz.

I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Ellephantastic Challenge # 25 - Anything but square or rectangle
- Paper Sundaes # 63 - Spring
- Art Impressions Stamps Challenge # 10 - Shaped Cards

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Manic Monday

I made this card to be entered into the Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge. Well, lets be honest...when I first saw this sketch I didn't like it but now I have used it I love it and I am sure I will use it again and again!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Monday
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 17, Die-namics Rolled rose and Martha Stewart branch punch
Embellishments: Kasier Gems, Misc lace from my stash, Dyno labeller from the 1800s, a brad and KindyGlitz.

Here is the Fab sketch..I am also entering this into the following challenges
- Charisma Cardz Challenge # 13- Bling & Sparkles
- Card Making Mamas Challenge # 18 - Embellish it
- Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge # 53 - Happy Birthday

Happy Crafting
Sam xx