29 September 2013

CAGI Colour Challenge

Hi everyone, I am back from my trip to Melbourne to see my Sister and her family and also watch my three nieces dance in a competition in Ballarat.  So we travelled quite a bit.


They all danced wonderfully and I am very proud to them.  After catching up on some sleep I am back in the swing of things creating again before I start my new job this week. So it is all happening and all very exciting.


The first card I have created is for the Come and Get It colour challenge for this week.


We are challenging you to use some warm colours  - Red, Brown and Orange.


I have done some sponging with the three colours to create a background for the silhouette stamp.  The silhouette stamp was stamped in Whisper White and then embossed with clear embossing powder.


Here is my card





Stamp set: Field Flowers, Serene Silhouettes
Card: Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, SNAIL Adhesive


Unfortunately the colours are not captured as soft in the photo as they are in real life but I love the simple layout.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Stemplesonne Challenge - #98 Autumn

Sarah Hurley Challenge - #84 Autumn Glow

Loves Rubber Stamp Challenge - #71 Show us  Fall Colours

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - #166 Clean and Simple

Craft Your Passion Challenge- # 181 No Coloured In Images

Paper Pretties Challenge - #25 No DSP

Crafting by Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps Challenge – #64 Clean and Simple

A.R.T Card Challenge - #16 Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting once more and have a wonderful week…..Meg

22 September 2013

No Red or Green Christmas

I am a little late with my post for this weeks challenge at Holly Jolly as I am away for a few weeks.

But here is my post which is better late than never.

This week we have a challenge where we would love you to create a Christmas project where there is no Green or Red

I have new the new Coastal Cabana and Whisper  cardstock. A simple design centred around the sentiment and a touch of ribbon.

Here is my card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

4 Krafy Girlz Challenge - #2 Anything Goes
Crafy Ribbons Challenge - #62 Anything goes with Ribbon
Crimbo Crackers Challenge -#50 Quick and Easy
Lady Anne's Challenge - #11 Anything goes

Hope you are having a wonderful week.....Meg

15 September 2013

CAGI on the Side

At Come and Get It This week, Shell is hosting and the challenge this week is to add your focal image to the side of your creation.


I have used the current sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday blog and the colours were inspired by the current challenge at Pals Paper Arts.  I just had to find a stamp.


In the end I chose the Swallowtail butterfly stamp which had been sitting there un-ink and layered a section of the image.


Here is my take on the sketch:




Stamp set: Swallowtail, Upsy Daisy
Card: Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive





Here is the sketch and the list of the other challenges that i would like to enter this card into:


Try Stampin on Tuesday Challenge – Sketch #135

Pals Paper Arts Challenge - #171 Colour Challenge (Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar)

Just Add Ink Challenge - #182 Just Add Frame

Crafters Cafe Challenge – # 28 No Designer Paper





Have a wonderful week and keep well……Meg

11 September 2013

Crafty Creations Kraft Challenge

This week I am hosting the challenge over at Crafty Creations and the challenge is to Get Krafty.  So may mean add some Kraft coloured cardstock, some felt or what ever you choose.


I decided to use some Crumb Cake (Kraft) cardstock and I also raided my stash and found some flowers that had a Kraft colour tone to them.


I have again been playing with my copic markers and used them to colour this gorgeous image. Still learning the shadows and blending but you have to start somewhere and they say practice helps.


The layout for my card was inspired by the current sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and the colours were inspired by the challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Here is my card:






Stamp set: Elizabeth Bell “Evania Nursing Boo Boo”, Lili of the Valley “Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments”
Card: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Versafine Black 
Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Labels Collection Framelits, 1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Circle Punch, Flowers, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - #140 Colours

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge - #165 Sketch

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Anything Goes

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Child Play

Loves Rubber Stamp Challenge - #69 Sentiment on Front

Crafty Calendar Monthly Challenge – Going on a Bear Hunt

Word Play Saturday Challenge –  Childhood

Creative Corner Challenge – Childs Play

4 Krafty Girlz Challenge – #1 Anything Goes


Hope your week is going well and we are now much closer to the weekend.  Here in Sydney we are having some wonderful Spring weather, so the weekend should be good too?! Fingers crossed.


See you again next time….Meg

Inkspirational Photo Challenge

We have an inspirational photo challenge for you this week at Inkspirational and there is much you can chose to inspire you. 


I love butterflies so I had to use at least one butterfly on my card and I have used the Clean and Simple Sketch for the layout.


Here is my card:










Stamp set: Inspired by Stamping Cherish
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Basic Black 
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories:  Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Pool Party Ribbon (retired), Pearls, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

















Here is the inspirational photo:




Ok I have used more than one butterfly but in layers and pearls for a change.  I love the look of this card.


I would like to add my card to the following challenges:

Clean and Simple Challenge – Sketch #257

The Paper Players Challenge – # 162 Colours (Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Pool Party)

Creative Card Crew Challenge - #44 Things with Wings


Thank you for stopping and visiting.


Enjoy the rest of your week and keep safe…Meg

Christmas and Nature

Hi everyone,


I am hosting the challenge this week at Holly Jolly and I have challenged everyone to add a bit of Nature to their creation.  It could be trees, flowers, pinecones anything Nature and a Christmas card.


The challenge is also so sponsored by Fred She Said, so we would love you join us and you could be a winner!


I have used one of the Fred She Said coloured images and I have cut out the poinsettia flowers two times and layered them to add some depth.  The layout for my card has been inspired by the Just Us Girls current sketch.


Here is my card





Stamp set: Fred She Said Coloured Lantern Poinsettia image
Card: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Scallop  Trim Border Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Here is the Just Us Girls Sketch





I really love the sketch and I really like the card, it seems so peaceful.


I would like to enter the card into following challenges:


Just Us Girls Challenge - #205 Sketch

C is for Challenge - #5 Lots of Layers

Creative Creations Challenge - #18 Christmas

Craft Dee Bowz Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes with a Bow

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #49 Add a Bow

Here Come the Boys Challenge – #60 Blue Christmas

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge - #32 Layers

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #223 Christmas


Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you again soon….Meg

08 September 2013

Baby Shower Card

I have been at a Baby Shower this afternoon and need a card to take with me.


As I have added some colours to my Copic Marker stash and I wanted to use a new Bugaboo image I received, I went hunting for a sketch.


I love sketches and I found the current Freshly Made Sketch which suited the image I wanted to use.


As Jessica knows that she is having a little girl, so I raided my retired DSP stash and found some paper that I thought fitted perfectly. I also added a touch of the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to the wings and bugs antenna.


Here is the card that I created:





Stamp set: Bugaboo Butterfly Bear 1
Card: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White 
Accessories:  Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Die, Yellow Ribbon (non-SU), DSP (retired), Copic Markers, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details,Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


Here is the sketch:



I did rotate the sketch and I love the CAS look too!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge - #102 Sketch

Southern Girls Challenge – Make Believe

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge – # 251 Anything Goes



Well I must go and get organised for the week, so for now I say good-bye and see you next time…Meg

Sketch at Come and Get It

Hi everyone,


This week I am hosting the challenge over at Come and Get It and I have created a sketch to inspire everyone plus our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  So there is a prize to be won.


I recently won some images from Bugaboo and one of the images I received is a Monster image so I have used this image on my card to create a funky little person card.  I have also been playing a little more with my Copic markers, yet another addictive item from the craft world that I have found. 


Here is my card





Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Bugaboo Monsters 3
Card: Old Olive, Crumb Cake 
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Modern Label Punch (retired), Petals and Paisley DSP, Brads (retired), Copic Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I have also used some retired DSP paper called Petals & Paisley and I also raided my brads stash and found a brad to use.


Here is the sketch:



I have rotated the sketch and put my own twist on but I had fun making this card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Catch the Bug Challenge – Anything Goes

Di’s Digi Design Challenge - Birthday

Blogger’s Challenge – To Die For

Card Makin Mamas Monthly Challenge - #74 Kids

Jelly Park Challenge – All about Kids

CCEE Stamps Challenge - #1336 Birthday Card

Seize the Birthday Challenge - #29 Birthday

Pictures and Scrap Challenge - #60 Use Dies

Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge - #62 Its a Male Thing


Have a wonderful week, keep safe and I hope to see you again soon….Meg

03 September 2013

Holly Jolly Anything but a Card

Over at Holly Jolly our challenge is to create something for Christmas but no a card.


So get out those 3D projects you have been keeping for closer to Christmas and get ahead start.


I have created a little box for some tags, I created with some retired DSP and the retired Two Tags Die.


Here is a shot of the box which at the moment does not have a handle because I could not decide if I wanted it made out of cardstock or ribbon.




and here with one of the tags.  I think I should be able to get about 10 tags in each box.





Stamp set: Tag It, More Merry Messages
Card: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Early Espresso
Ink: Chocolate Chip 
Accessories:  Two Tags Die (retired), Real Red Ribbon (retired), Crochet Trim, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, SNAIL Adhesive



A quick and easy project and perfect if you have some DSP sheets in your stash.


I would like to add this project to the following challenges:


The Glory of Christmas Challenge - #15 Anything Goes

One Crazy Stamper Monthly Challenge – Christmas



Hope you week has started off great and that you are doing fine!  Hope to see you again soon….Meg

01 September 2013

CAGI Colour Challenge

A new challenge at Come and Get It this week which is being hosted by Cindy.


Cindy has chosen some warm colours for the colour challenge:


Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango


I have chosen a layout from Clean and Simple to showcase the colours.  Plus I have used the some new stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge and Oh, Hello stamp sets.


Here is my card:




Stamp set: Gorgeous Grunge, Oh, Hello
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, SNAIL Adhesive


and here is the layout from Clean and Simple (love their layouts!)



A quick card and you could create so many in one go!  Love CAS designs!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Clean and Simple Challenge - #256 Sketch

A Creative Romance Challenge – CAS Style cards

Sister Act Card Challenge - #22 Anything Goes

Stampin for the Weekend Challenge – Colours of Summer

Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge – # 113 Anything Goes



Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that you have a wonderful week.  See you next time….. Meg