Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas time with Creatalicious

Have you got your Christmas stuff all sorted?  There are only six weeks to Christmas!  I have got most of it sorted, just those last difficult ones to buy for.

We are celebrating all thing Christmas at Creatalicious Challenges this month, thanks to Stamp Fairy.  This is my creation:

Thanks for dropping by and best of luck!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Hi everyone.  This fortnight we have the theme of R for Reindeers at ABC Christmas Challenges.  I'll be honest, this was a very quick creation.  I coloured the image for S in and only realised at the last minute.  At least I'm all ready to go for the next challenge!

The image is Reindeer Gift by QKR Stampede, one of the sponsors for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and best of luck!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Under the tree

Have you got all your Christmas cards done yet?  If not, head on over to ABC Christmas Challenges for some "Under the Christmas Tree" inspiration which is proudly sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  This is my contribution:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

T is for Transparent

Hi everyone!  I have finally been able to get back on the ABC Christmas Challenges schedule.  I took a break, but ended up with appendicitis, so would have missed the time regardless.  Then my daughter got sick!

This time round the challenge is to include something transparent on your creation.  I have created a recessed window card.  I covered the top of the recess with acetate after stamping it with the children sledging (SU "Welcome Christmas") as my transparent element.  The background stamp is also from SU, "Lovely as a tree".

The photo isn't too crash hot, (this is the best of a bad bunch), but it gets the idea across.

This challenge is sponsored by Stamp Fairy who are offering a $10 voucher to spend at their store.  Good luck to all those who enter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Back to School

I guess for you guys in the northern hemisphere it is time for the kids to return to school after the summer break.  I live down south and this all takes place at the end of January.  Given that, I actually made this card last January for a family who changed schools, to wish them luck.  I saved the card for this challenge at Creatalicious Challenges.

The image is from Stamp Fairy.  Unfortunately I can't find the image on their site to link directly to it and the title I have saved is August08, which doesn't say much!

This challenged is sponsored by Scrappiness Designs and the prize will be a US$6.00 coupon for any purchase at the store!

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

For the Boys

Yes, it has been a while since I posted anything.  I have been having a break from the Christmas cards and I forgot to create a post for the last Creatlicious challenge (oops!).

Apart from all that, it is time for another challenge at Creatalicious Challenges.  This month it is all about boys and the sponsor is Stamp Fairy.  They kindly supplied us with this gorgeous image entitle Lenny Camping.  I have created a scene with "Big Tree" from Make it Crafty.  He is a little small, but I like the overall result.

I think I will give this to my nephew for his birthday next month.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Time!

Well, summer time for those in the northern hemisphere.  I am having to remember the warmth here midst the rain and gloom.  One week and we start heading back towards the light!  Yay! Half way to Christmas too!

This month at Creatalicious Challenges we are sponsored by Stamp Fairy

My creation was actually made late last year as a gift for a birthday party my daughter attended.  The image is "Summer Marci" from La-la Land Crafts.  The sand castle and shells are from Make it Crafty.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your summer creations.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Less is More

Hi everyone!  L is for "Less is More" or "Give us a Laugh" over at ABC Christmas Challenges.  Our Challenge this fortnight is kindly sponsored by:

1st Prize is 2 Digi images from her lovely Etsy Shop.
Saturated Canary

My creation uses the Saturated Canary image called Nikki and I have chosen the "Less is more" theme.

I look forward to seeing all your entries and best of luck!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jingle Bells - Half-way

Jingle Bells is the theme for this fortnight over at ABC Christmas Challenges and we are half way already!  I have interpreted this challenge as including a bell.  This is what I have come up with.  

It is a Pollycraft image from the Swings 'n Slides collection called "Ring out those Bells".  Unfortunately the shop closed down and this image is no longer available, but some of the other Swings 'n Slides images can be found over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

For this challenge our sponsor is:

one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Christmas in May
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Christmas Carols (Jingle Bells)
Oldie but a Goodie - Inspired by a song (Jingle Bells)
Card Mania - Spots and/or stripes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

For the Girls

Hello once again!  I know it has been a while since I last posted a card, but I do have a legitimate excuse.  I got a job!  Yes, after 7 years at home looking after my girls, I have returned to the work force.  It's one of the best things I could have done, but getting used to juggling a family and work has been fun and games.  I have been stuffed when I get home, which is when I usually sit and colour.

Regardless of all that, it is a new challenge time again at Creatalicious Challenges and this month we are celebrating all things female.  I have made a mother's day card, this one was for my Mother-in-Law, using a Papershelter image called The Florist.   I hope you like it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mad for Markers - One for the Girls
Hannah & Friends - Mother's Day
Digi Haven - Mother's Day
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Mother's Day
Craft-Dee BowZ - Must use a bow
Sentimental Sundays - Must us a sentiment
Corrosive Challenge - Use a sentiment

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

H is for Holiday Helpers at ABC Christmas Challenges

We are up to the letter H now at ABC Christmas Challenges.  We are looking for "Holiday Helper" inspired projects.  This is a card I made last Christmas, but never posted.  It uses Christmas Elf Marci from La La Land Stamps - a favourite line of stamps in this household.  My girls would rather colour these in than use a colouring book!

Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenges - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Red and Green must not be seen
Digi Galore - One for the Girls
Whoopsi Daisy Challenges - Not a square
Scribbles Designs - Shaped or Easel Cards
One Sweet Challenge - Shaped card
Papertake Weekly - One Paper

Monday, April 15, 2013

Let's Make a Cake

Another month has passed and it is time for another challenge at Creatalicious Challenges.  This month we are following a recipe.  We want to see, as a minimum, the following items on your creations:

- 1 ribbon/bow
- 2 buttons
- 2 flowers
- 1 clip/stitch/fastening
- 2 patterned paper
- glitter (any kind)

This challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the prize is 4 digi images for the winner to choose!

Sassy was kind enough to supply the design team with an image and I have used "French Maid".

I look forward to seeing what your take on this challenge is.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Black, White + 1 colour

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Family Wedding

I thought I would share this wedding card I have made for my step-sister who is getting married this Friday.  I'm really pleased with the way it has come up.  I have used two images, "Love Me Do" by Wee Stamps and  "Rose Covered Trellis" from The Pixie Cottage.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Close up of the image

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafting Cafe - Let's Celebrate
Stamping Sensations - Special Occasions
Eclectic Ellapu - Love is in the Air
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Use a digi
LEJ Designs - Ribbons
Inky Chicks - Use a background/object stamps
Creative Card Crew - Clouds
Color Me Creative - All about hair

Half-way Inspiration at ABC Christmas Challenges

We are half way through our current challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges.  You still have a week to upload your Girl or Guy creations.  In the mean time, here is my half way inspiration card.  The stamp is "Ragged Angel" by Mo Manning.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - No papers
Creative Moments - Things with wings
My Heart Pieces - Angels or Fairies
Winter Wonderland - Lots of spots
Crafty Hazelnuts - Use the word "Christmas"
365 Cards - Christmas in April
Card Makin Mamas - No patterned papers

Sunday, April 7, 2013


There have been so many spring challenges going on at the moment that I couldn't resist entering in some of them.  This is an art journal I made for a friend's daughter late last year.  Her name was added after I took this photo, but I forgot to take a new photo.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Haven - Spring
Wags n Whiskers - April showers/spring
My Sheri Crafts- Spring
Can you Digi it - Choose a season (spring)
Crafts and Me - Spring Flowers
Crafty Creations Challenges - Spring
Jens Digi Stamps - Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

G for Guys or Girls

We have made it to G now at ABC Christmas Challenges and this fortnight we have the theme of "Girl or Guy Creations".  Whether you interpret this as "being" for a girl or guy or "featuring" a guy or girl, it is entirely up to you.  Just remember that it mus be a Christmas creation.

This fortnight we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and they are generously offering one lucky winner 7 digis of their choice.  I have used their cute image called Fancy Sunbonnet - Christmas Stuff.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Link up for Pink - Must use pink
Crafty Ribbon Challenges - Anything goes with ribbon
CRAFT Challenge - Mother's Day/Female
Outlawz Challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Oh so girly
The Crazy Challenge - Add a charm
My Craft Creations - For the Girls

Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter with Creatalicious

Hi everyone, we have an Easter theme over at Creatalicious this month.  The card I made features a new image from The Paper Shelter called Easter Masterpiece.

This challenged is sponsored by Scrappiness Designs and the prize will be a US$6.00 coupon for any purchase at the store!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mad 4 Markers - Easter
Digi Haven - Easter

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Christmas Bingo

We are up to the letter 'E' at ABC Christmas Challenges, E for "Eyes Down".  That means we have bingo board for you this fortnight.

I have used the diagonal line of ribbon, blue and glitter.  The glitter doesn't show up all that well in the picture  but I have used a clear glitter all around the edge of the card.

I have used Shape EZ Star Spangled Card and Clementine Winter1 4, both supplied by this month's sponsors - Shape EZ and Stamp Fairy

I look forward to see your interpretation of this month's challenge!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Sparkle and Bling
Jingle Belles - Stickers (snowflakes and dots)
The Paper Girls - Snowflakes