Monday, January 30, 2012

So Romantic

Hi Everyone!
So this week's challenge with the Kraft Journal is : So Romantic.
As some of you may know, I'm not really the romantic type of cardmaker so I did the best I could under the circumstances. lol 
I love this image by ADFD, kind of art nouveau  romantic. I colored her with my usual prismas and lyras on kraft. It's a bit of a quirky color combination, I'll admit it, but it felt right at the time and made sense.Now? Well, I'm trying not to think too hard on it.  It is puzzling. lol. 

Image: ADFD
Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors
Papers: DCWV
Punch: Martha Stewart
Card Candy: Joanna Sheen

Thanks for visiting and I hope you get some crafting time in this week!
Hugs All

Thursday, January 26, 2012

LOve Is In The Air...Sneak Peak

So Guess What?
 I got a really sweet email from the owner of Precious Remembrance Shop asking if I would like to Guest Design for the month of February! How awesome is that! I am going to be working with the stamp set you see above so you'll have to keep your eyes peeled for these sweet little sentiments in the weeks to come!
If you would like to purchase a set of these awesome sentiments for yourself you can find them here on her etsy shop.
If you're out and about you'll be seeing my Feb projects on the Precious Remembrance blog as well as their new FB page.
Stay tuned!

New Baby

Hi Again!
The challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
"All Your Favorite Things"
This is a lot of fun. It can be your favorite colors, favorite supplies, favorite subject matter or all of the above.
I am using my favorite colors, with my favorite coloring medium, and favorite embellies: buttons, twine and bunting. And punches. All the good stuff.
I made this card for a baby shower. It was such a perfect image. You can find it here.

Image: Mo Manning's Mother To Be-1
Colors: Prismas and Lyras
Paper: DCWV
Bunting: Whimsy Die
Buttons: Home Sew

I hope you can play along!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Every Princess Has To Kiss a Few Frogs

Good morning!
I saw this image at ADFD and just loved the whimsy of it. So much fun!
I decided it would make a fabulous "tongue in cheek" engagement card.

Isn't that frog the cutest?
Image: ADFD "Promises Promises"
Lace, ribbon: Sew Sweet
Buckle: Spellbinder's die
Punch: Martha Stewart

And below, a stamp that has nothing to do with frogs or princesses but one that I thought was really adorable anyway.

Image: ADFD 
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Buttons: Home Sew

That's it for today!
I'll be back tomorrow with a new Mo challenge for you!
Have a great day :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Hi Guys!
 You know, Thank You cards are like Sympathy cards. You never know when you'll need one and chances are when you need one you won't have one. Today's project I had to produce at fairly short notice but thankfully I had the image already colored and could grab my handy 6x6 paper packs, already color coordinated for me. :)

Image: ADFD
Colors: Lyras and Prismas
Twine: Honeydew

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Warm Fingers, Cold Nose

Hi Guys!
Today's challenge at The Kraft Journal is:
Tie It Up
Love this theme, especially  with all this gorgeous bakers twine from the Kraft Outlet! Isn't it great? Heck, this is so much fun its hard not to play Chinese jump rope with it!
Anyway, I digress..

Image: Mo Manning
Sentiment: Whimsy and Hero arts
Banner Tag: Whiff Of Joy

As it so happens, I am also using this card as my Catered Crop project for this fortnight which is....
Add Script or Newsprint.

Is this paper pack not perfect!! Its by October Afternoon. Called "Modern Homemaker".
I hope you can all join in with us!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Your Kindness Warms My Heart

Hi Guys!
Can you believe I actually made this card today and am posting it? Lately Ive been working about three weeks ahead so this seems so strange to me. And yet I feel so efficient cos its not cluttering up my drafts.
Anyway, I thought I'd better color up this little guy while it was still "winter" though we have seen precious little in the way of winter this year and no white stuff at all. Doesn't seem like winter without snow. But if I was in South Africa it would probably be 90 degrees and yet winter....strange..
Today is about 60 degrees and rainy. And thats another thing we haven't seen much of ~ rain . My poor ducks.:(  But I'm not going to go on and on talking about the weather cos then you'd know I've been married to my British hubby an awwwwwwwful long time! lol
Back to the card!
Another first for me:
Lace doily.
hmmmmmmm..not sure. I think lace doilies should have a cup of tea and cookie on them, but it does add...something.

Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras

A few challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - snowmen/snowflakes 
House That Stamps Built -  Scenic with snow
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thank Ewe

Hi All!
Today's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
I did not think of this theme but I was quite happy with it cos as you know I looove to stitch on my cards!
Thanks Pat!

Image: Mo Manning
Papers: Basic Grey (Hello Luscious)
Ric Rac: Sew Sweet
Dies: Spellbinders
Colors: Prismacolors and liquid applique (unheated)

Well that's it for toady! I hope you can all dig out your sewing machines or gel pens (for faux stitching) and play along with us!
Hugs :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just Too Cute

So have you missed me? :)
I decided to call today's post for ADFD's "Spotlight Wendesday"' "Just Too Cute" cos these young boy images are just too stinkin adorable! The kitty one is my favorite.
Image: "Boy Kitty" by ADFD
Colors: Prismacolor pencils
Paper: Crate Paper "Neighborhood Collection"
Buttons, twine and button thread: Sew Sweet
Ribbon: Sew Sweet
Punch: Fiskars

Now onto the next card!

IMage: ADFD" Sleepy Boy"
Colors: Prismacolors
Paper: DCWV
Ribbon: Sew Sweet
Twine: The Twinery
Buttons: Home Sew

I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my post today.
Come back and visit again! :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Gift Tag

Hi All!
This week's challenge at The Kraft Journal is:
Stamp It Pretty
I've had this stamp for absolutely ages, its been sadly neglected. A friend is having a baby girl in the Spring so I thought this would make a perfect gift tag to attach to a pressie.

Image: Belles N Whistles
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Paper: from stash
flower: cannibalized

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hugs And Squeezes

Hi Guys!
Today I'm back with a challenge reminder. for Bunny Zoe's challenge blog.
The challenge started a week ago but as its a monthly challenge there's still plenty of time to play along.
Check out the beautiful picture we have to inspire us:

So does this wee wittle wabbit wook familiar??
Does it remind you of  our Bunny Zoe mascot? Yup! The very same!
Don't you just want to squeeeeeeeeeze that wabbit? Well Zoe obviously does judging from poor wabbits tummy and queazy face. lol OK, he doesn't look queazy, I'm embellishing..... but I'm a crafter thats what I do!!  lol

Colors: prismacolors and lyras on kraft
Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Social Club", MME " Happier"

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Just a Note

Hi Guys!
So do you feel any older now that we're in 2012?  I don't.  Well maybe a few days older. Practicing immaturity always helps. lol
Speaking of which, this week at The Catered Crop we are being sponsored by the fabulous Jellypark! Yay! In case you're not familiar with Claire's images you should check them out. Jellypark is the first stopping ground for getting in touch with your inner child. Her images are so quirky and fun.
So, without further delay, the recipe swap this week at the Catered Crop is:

And you all know how much I loooove buttons!
So why, you may wonder,  do I only have one button on my card if that's the challenge and I love them so much?
Well  psssst...come here.  I'll let you in on a little secret. I got so engrossed in my cardmaking I forgot what challenge I was working on til I finished it. Thankfully I happened to have a little button on there but by now I had busied my card up so much I didn't want to over clutter with yet more plastic madness.

Image: Jellypark
Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" and October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker".
Colors: Lyras and Prismas on Kraft cardstock
Button: Sew Sweet
Flower: scavenged
Clip: from stash

So I hope you all can join in on our challenge this fortnight!
See you around Blogland!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Romeo My Romeo

Isn't this image just the sweetest and I mean the sweetest sweetest??
I love it!
And cos I loved it so much I decided to let it take center stage for this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil:
Clean and Simple
Now this may not be your version of CAS but its about as CAS as I get! :)

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyras and Prismas
Paper: DCWV
Ribbon: From stash
Buttons: Home Sew

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Because I Care

Hi Everyone!
So for today's Spotlight Wednesday at A Day For Daisies I am spotlighting two of Tammy's gorgeous Mother images. The first is a stamp called "Two Girls with Mom".
I went pretty clean and simple with it. Just thought it mirrored the serenity pictured here.

Image: ADFD
Colors: Prismas and lyras
Paper: Kraft colored cardstock (Kraft Outlet) and MME Stella &Rose Gertie papers
Twine: Sew Sweet

And the second project I used Tammy's image "Little One" for a gift tag to go on a present for a pregnant friend of mine.

Are you curious to know what was in the present?
I'm no genius at wrapping presents

My daughter and I took turns crocheting rows on this granny square afghan, so its a gift from both of us to their new baby boy.
(I kinda cheated with the color scheme. I looked through their gift registry ...)

So I hope Ive inspired you with a little something today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Flower Picking

Hi Guys!
Isn't this just as sweet as it can be? 
Love this image and the papers are just so YUMMY!

Image: ADFD
Colors: Lyras and Prismas
Buttons: Sew Sweet and Home Sew
Button Twine: Sew Sweet
Punch: Martha Stewart

I hope you all have a great day today!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Baking With Mum

Well I have some awesome news! 
This month, along with GDing for A Day For Daisies,  I have the awesome privilege of joining the crew at the Kraft Journal for the month of January ! Isn't that sweet of them to let me crash their party?
 Yay! This is going to be so much fun! Kraft paper and ADFD images, what a perfect mix!
So this week's challenge at the Kraft Journal is :
Your Favorite Colors
Since these are my "comfort crafting colors" I take them to be my favorite. :-)
My image is from A Day For Daisies and the papers are part of a gorgeous pack by October Afternoon, called "Modern Homemaker". I found it at Hobby Lobby but I'm sure you can buy it online, too. They're just perfect for this country kitchen style page.
The twine can be found here at the Kraft Outlet and the ribbon is from Sew Sweet.

And oh! This pie is to die for! Ok, that would rather defeat the purpose but you know what I mean. :)
Trust me, you'll love it!
I generally make my own crust (see recipe below) but I've also bought  Gluten Free pie shells before, made with rice flour (when my sister is pogging with me) and its come out just fine.

Image: ADFD

Thanks for coming by!

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