Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Bow

I have had the idea for this card in mind since I purchased the digi, but never did anything about it.  With the current challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges being "Bows or Boys", I made the effort to sit down and make it!  I tried a higher contrast colour combo than I usually use as an experiment and I think it came up ok.  I always wanted the card to be very simple, making the bow the focus.  The image is from Sans Designs - Ribbon.

The photo isn't the best, but thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Creations Challenge - Keep it Simple
LEJ Designs - Use two stamps
Outlawz Challenges - Copic Coloured Christmas

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Christmas - I made the DT!

As you can probably guess from the heading of this post, I made the DT team over at ABC Christmas Challenges.  I am so pleased to make the team.  Everyone seems very lovely and welcoming.  As an added bonus, I will have all my Christmas cards done for next Christmas well in advance.  Think I'm going to have to trial different colour combos or I am going to be so sick of red and green well before Christmas arrives!

We are up to the letter B and this fortnights challenge is "Bows or Boys".  I've gone with the bow option, which is probably stating the obvious.  I figured if we are going to put bows on, let's put BOWS on.  This is my card:

This challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and The Ribbon Reel.  I have use the Bugaboo image "Reindeer Trio", I just loved it.  So grab out all those Christmas stashes and get creating!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Long - Anything Goes Christmas
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas in January
Inky Chicks - Bingo Grid (Sentiment, Image, Bow)
Paper Playtime - Use Brown
Papertake Weekly - Tie up Loose Ends (Bow)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Half way reminder

We are now half way over at DCC & Friends Challenges.  In case you have forgotten, this month our theme is BUTTONS.  Here is a little bit of inspiration from me.  I made this late last year for a Birthday party my daughter went to.  Funnily enough it was a Strawberry Shortcake themed party so I found a free online colouring page and cropped it.

Don't forget to enter your creation.  You never know unless you try!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Use something older than 1 year (paper, had for who knows how long!)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything but a card

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Another month has gone by and it is time to introduce the next challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges.  In recognition of the new year, the topic for this month is JOURNALING.  Therefore we want to see creations that reflect something that took place in 2012 or an event you are looking forward to in 2013.

My card reflects my families plans to move house this year.  It feels like a mammoth task, but we will get there!  The bird house image is a freebie over at Beccy's Place.

This challenge is sponsored by The Trinket Track and the prize is a $20.00 coupon!   

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Z is for Zoo Animal

I made this card especially for the current ABC Christmas Challenge as they are having a DT call at the moment.  Given the title, you need to create something with animals.  I swear things take twice as long when you are trying to make something special and this was no exception.  You want everything to be just right.  The best stuff always evolves when things just flow...  this will have to do though.

I have used the Lili of the Valley stamp "Party Presents".  It isn't a Christmas stamp, but I figured it was adaptable.  This was the first stamp I ever got from Lili of the Valley and boy was it a challenge.  There are so many little fiddly spaces to try and get into with a nib that seems twice as large as normal.  I love the little mice though.  I don't know about the rest of the world, but we have mice in our zoos here in Australia.  They are Australian native mice, so I figured it fitted in with the spirit of the challenge.

After all that, here is what I made.  I hope you like it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenges - Z is for Zoo Animal.
Artistic Inspirations - Celebrations/Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - New (Ribbon, Die and Stamps are new)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Furry Friends
Emma's Cards UK - Animals

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Button Up!

It's time again for another challenge over at DCC & Friends Challenges.  This month we are looking for cards with buttons on.  My card is not an original design.  I found the idea on Pintrest (sorry not sure who was the original designer) and just loved it.  I'm not one for using buttons, so it helped me immensely.

This month we are sponsored by DCC & Friends and this wonderful prize will be going out to the lucky winner.

Girls on the DT look forward to seeing what you create.  You have until January 31st to upload you entry.  Best of luck!