Thursday, March 31, 2011

Running on time...

Well, who would have thought that I would actually complete the CR84FN challenge before it closed?...not I thought I was destined to just play along in the background...even though that was fun too. But this week I am actually running on time.

Here is this weeks colour palette...

It would have been sooooo easy to create a Christmas card with this challenge but I really wanted to challenge myself and so I steered clear!!!

Here is my card...

Good thing my beautiful mum doesn't read this blog because this little number is for her.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Tuesdays...

I know, it is still Monday....but tomorrow means I am going to be a very happy girl. I am off to see my dearest friend after she has spent over a month in hospital. I won't go into details but oh how I have missed her. We talk every week on the phone and catch up in person at least every second week. Our boys go to school together and it just eats away at me when I am helpless to be able to do anything for her.

To see her this afternoon waiting to pick up her son from school was just wonderful. Her mum told me that morning that there was a slight chance that she would be heading home but I got the shock of my life to see her standing there in the afternoon. Can you tell I am just giddy with happiness?

So tomorrow I am heading over with some choccies, a big bunch of flowers and enough girly talk to fill a couple of

I will also be taking this to her. I was thinking of her while i made it for the Lollipop Ladies challenge yesterday.

We needed to use this image as inspiration...yummo. I love these things...hehehe.

I also used this weeks sketch from Card Patterns...

Aaaaand...:)...the zipper flower challenge over at Just us Girls.

Hope you are enjoying you day.
Thanks for stopping by.

Quiet Mondays...

No one home today but me....and I am LOVING

We had another rainy weekend and while I love them, my kids are not the biggest fans for being stuck inside. That means a whole lot of whinging and whining about how bored they are...etc. The sun finally popped out yesterday afternoon and we were able to get out to ride bikes, scooters and have Daddy show us his skateboarding was too funny. Lets just say he isn't a teenager anymore and in the 15 years that I have know him I have never seen him on one. I don't think Noah's skateboard or his ego will ever be the same again!!!

Some of you are probably sick and tired of seeing cards but I have more to share today. I haven't scrapped a page since early March and my mojo is very card focused atm.

This weeks challenge at The Studio is to make a card using a photograph. Go and check out the other DT girls cards...some great ideas.

I used this as an excuse to print out one of the many vintage photographs I have collected. Put it with some of my new paper crush...MME Stella and Rose...and I came up with this.

This card was made for the CR84FN colour challenge...but I never got it photographed in time.
I loved these colours together!!! The blue frame is from The Graphics Fairy...I just changed the colour to fit in with the required colours.

And lastly it was my last blog post over at SWV the other week. I have stepped down from my position over there...I had fun but life was catching up with me and it was becoming more of a chore than fun.

I used the scraps from my last kit to create a set of cards. The kit can be found here and here is my LO that I made using it.

And here is the set of cards that I made with the left overs.

and that's all folks.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rainy Sundays...

are bliss. Especially when we all get to stay indoors and just chill together!!! We are ignoring the household jobs that need doing and enjoying a relaxing day. Lemon friands are baking, the kids and daddy are playing lego and I have just quickly popped in to share a few cards.

This weeks sketch over at Twisted sketches is so fun and versatile. Go and check out the girls many different takes of this sketch.
The twist this week is Buttons!!!

I turned it on the side and came up with this...

I also have last weeks card from The Studio.

Our current challenge is to use your favourite song as inspiration.

A few weeks ago, Hubby and I watched the movie Easy A and ever since the Natasha Bedingfield song "Pocket full of sunshine" is on constant replay in my It is starting to drive me nuts :).

So here is my card using this song as inspiration...

The denim pocket is from a pair of Miss A's jeans from when she was about one...perfect size :).

And that's all folks :).

I am off to have a cuppa and listen to the rain while the kids are enjoying a movie...perfect rainy Sunday.

Hope you are all well.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I got a little giddy...okay okay, I did the happy dance...when I saw this.

Just had to share!!!

And while I am about it I will share my latest card for Twisted sketches.

So here is the sketch... and the twist is Spring (but i am so ready for boy, did I struggle with this one. I love it but I realised that circles and myself are just not friends.

So I was only semi happy with this...

And since I am on a roll I will share a LO from some time back...

That's all folks :).

I also wanted to say sorry for not dropping into all your wonderful blogs lately!! Hubby is travelling a lot for work atm and I find by the end of the day I am just falling into bed...nothing creative is happening around here atm and sitting down at the computer for more than a few minutes is a total I will hop around soon and catch up with you all.

Hope you are all well.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Studio Blog Hop Giveaway WINNER!!!

Okay, so I am technologically challenged and I am tired and DH isn't here atm to help

So I did this the old fashioned way and pulled a number out of a hat :).

So the winner of my little giveaway is


Congratulations Karen!! You are able to contact me here...and I will get this into the mail asap!!!

Make sure you all check out The Studio blog
as you name has also gone into the draw for the main prize!!

Thanks for hopping along with us...I am still hopping through all you blogs and I have found some wonderful new inspiration!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Studio Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!

Welcome to The Studio Challenges
blog hop! You should have arrived here from Fabi's blog, but if you haven't you need to go back to the start of this list..

We hope you feel inspired along the way, as we have this beautiful sketch, kindly designed for us by the super talented Anna Bowkis - Founder of Pencil Lines. Each design member from The Studio has created their own layout, card or off the page version based on this sketch.

Here is my interpretation...

I also used this sketch to create a card...

Our main sponsor for a prize on the studio blog is Scrap With V.
In order to be entered for the main prize you must be or become a follower AND comment on ALL blogs along the way.

There will also be some other prizes along the way which our Design Team have kindly donated.
To win these, you need only comment on and follow the blog which is giving the prize. The randomly chosen winners for these prizes will be announced at that Design Team member's blog.

So here is my RAK that I am donating for the draw for all new followers that comment on this post and became followers of my blog through this blog hop! So all you need to do to be in with a chance to with this pack from me is become a new follower and leave me a comment here to let me know that you did and I will put your name in the draw. Also, your comment will still count towards the main prize!

I have included some handmade flowers and pins :).

I will announce the winner here soon after the blog hop ends.

The Blog Hop starts today, March 4th and runs through Tuesday 7th March with the winner of the major prize to be announced on The Studio blog.

Thank you for visiting and taking part in our blog hop!
We hope you found some inspiration along the way.

Your next stop is Rosella

Have fun...
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