Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's Ribbon Time!

Time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox and this one is nice and easy -


Now I have to admit to ribbon envy - for the life of me I can't tie those big, gorgeous bows I see on so many other cards here in blogland. I am contemplating purchasing one of those bow tying contraptions I have seen out and about, does anyone recommend them?

My card this fortnight was for a special friend. I have mentioned her on this blog before, she is one of the most inspirational people I have ever known and for many months has been training for her first ever Figure Competition. Last weekend I had the pleasure of watching her compete at the Australiasian Natural Body Building Championships, where she came third in her division. I screamed and cheered myself hoarse, it was a phenomenal experience.

Regardless of whether Shereen came first or last, her sheer dedication to achieving her goal of hitting that stage made her a winner. I wanted to make sure my card said so, so using Kenny K's Scarlett West image, I made this:

 I was thrilled with how this card turned out. I coloured Scarlett with copics and computer generated the sentiment. I used mesh ribbon as well as ordinary ribbon for the challenge, and used little brass eyelets to give it that old western feel. I used Tim Holtz ink to distress the edges.

I decorated the inside of the card to match.

Our challenge is sponsored this fortnight by the Digi Garden. I hope you will play along!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Autumn colours
C.R.A.F.T - Use metal on your card
Crafty Sentiments - Bows or Ribbons
Sweet n Sassy - Use metal
Stamptacular Sunday - No rules! (woo-hoo -good thing I used a stamp that looks very 'anti-rules'!)

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, October 15, 2012

It's Halloween at Sparkles!

Happy Monday!

It's time for another challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, and this one is very apt for many of you around the world, for it's


Now most Aussies don't celebrate Halloween, although it is starting to catch on with some of the little kids going Trick or Treating around the neighbourhood, and generally upsetting my dog a lot with all the doorbell ringing! This year I won't be home to greet any little witches, fairies or Harry Potters, for I will be in Fiji.


For my Sparkles Monthly Challenges DT work, I of course purchased another Tiddly Inks image. My collection of these darling images is steadily growing - they are just too sweet for words.

This is Alison the Witch and you can buy her here. I coloured her with copics - first time I have ever coloured bright orange hair! I was a little nervous about using so much grey, but I am very happy with how she turned out. The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz ink in denim blue. I think I am now a fan of orange and dark blue together.

I have now started decorating the insides of my cards too!

Make sure you head to Sparkles Monthly Challenges for your chance to win the fabulous prize from our sponsor

Entered into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenges - Too Cute to Spook
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Boo-tacular!
Red Carpet Studio - The Birds
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween or Spooky
Polka Doodles - Halloween
Southern Girls Challenge - Tie a Ribbon Around It
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Which witch is which?
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Fall

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments as always.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Things with Wheels at The Squirrel and The Fox

Hello everyone and a big wave to my new followers - I'm so happy to have you here.

A reminder that The Squirrel and The Fox blog hop is still on, and there are loads of fabulous prizes to be won. If you are looking for my blog post to continue the hop, please scroll down, or click here.

Our challenge this fortnight at The Squirrel and The Fox is a new one for us:


Our sponsor is Bugaboo and I had such a hard time choosing which of their images to use for my DT work. Finally I decided on AKV Moving Car and this is what I did.

Almost obscured by the image is evidence of my newest crafty present to myself - the Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax. These dies are wonderful and I think that I will get a lot of use out of them. Everything else was from my stash. The sentiment stamp is from Wild Rose Studio.

I hope you'll join us at The Squirrel and The Fox for the challenge and the birthday hop (if you haven't already).

I am entering the following challenges:

Marker POP Challenge: Use your oldest copics - mine are R17, 27 & 29 and B93 & 97.
The Cutie Pie Challenge: Use a digi
Catch the bug challenges - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments as always.