Sunday, August 26, 2012

One for the Men

Good morning!

It's a fabulous sunny day here in Sydney for the last weekend of Winter. I am so excited to see the end of my least favourite time of year, and welcome the warmer weather. I have been sick for 6 weeks (6 weeks!) with the flu and then a chest infection and asthma, but I am finally starting to see the end in sight. Saying goodbye to the cold can only be a good thing for my asthma. I have 7 weeks to get this breathing under control before a diving holiday in Fiji.

It's time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, and our theme this fortnight is


Now like lots of card making enthusiasts, I struggle a little bit with guy cards. I get a bit lost when it comes to embellishments if I can't use my all time favourite, lace. So I make sure I use a fabulous image that can do all the work instead!

Our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo, and this is what I created using their fabulous image Gus Golf and matching sentiment.

I thought this would be a great image for a card for my golf playing Father-in-law. My husband always likes to rib him about his age with a humorous card, so I thought this would fit the bill.

I have coloured the image with copics and everything else is from my stash.

I hope you'll join us with your manly creations this fortnight. After all you gotta be in it to win it, and seven free digis from Bugaboo is definitely a prize worth winning!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dude Time Doodles - Add Buttons
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenges - Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown - It's Hip to Be Square (use squares)

Until next time, thanks for looking and happy crafting.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Define Nature

Hello All,

Time for another challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and our theme is


Hmm, now how to define nature? Do you think of trees, or plants or the littled winged creatures found within them? I went with a bit of a combination of both for my creation this month, using both flowers and butterflies.

This card was created for the Mum of a friend of mine, who loves Paris and the colour purple. I apologise for the poor quality photo - the light was horrible and I think all these drugs for my asthma and chest infection are making me tilt to the left - my photo is crooked.

The image of course is another darling Tiddly Inks one - Wryn Spring Bling. My Tiddly Inks obsession means this is a fast growing collection of images.

I wish the colours had shown up properly, for this card has wonderful pale greens and pinks through the background papers. The pearls are the palest green. I have added some sparkly purple gems to her hair clips. All cardstock and the lace is from my stash.

The prize this month is from Digital Delights, who are offering our lucky winner $5 worth of digi images.

I hope you'll join us!

Entered into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenges - Lace
Ruby's Rainbow - Butterflies
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Can you Digi It - Purple
Bearly Mine - Things with Wings


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mermaids, seahorses and pirates oh my!

Hello again,

Oh it's nice to be blogging again and to be feeling somewhat human. Unfortunately I have been very unwell since contracting the flu a month ago - the flu infection led to severe asthma and now a chest infection. I'm now on some hard core drugs and slowly improving, but I think I'm also slowly going mad with boredom. You'd think I could spend time crafting while I'm forced indoors to rest, but sadly the medication gives me the shakes and colouring in is often an exercise in futility.

But it's time for our latest challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, so shaking colouring will have to suffice!

Our theme for this challenge is:


And once again we are sponsored by Make It Crafty. I had such wonderful visions of how this card was going to look, but somehow the reality left me a bit disappointed.

It's something a bit different for me to attempt, a big departure from my normal fondness for lace and distressed edges. I attempted to add a net made from a bit of old bandage and added a gorgeous little starfish charm. I coloured my image with copics and added some sparkly jewels. All the blue cardstock was spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist for that underwater sparkle.

I was going to attempt another card, to do justice to Zoe's gorgeous images, but just haven't been well enough.

I hope you'll pop over to The Squirrel and The Fox to see what my teammates have come up with. There's some stunning mermaids and underwater sea creatures to feast your eyes on. Of course I also hope you'll enter your own Sea creation for your chance to win the Make It Crafty prize.

Entered into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Add a charm
Paper Play Challenges - Shaped Card
Southern Girls Challenge - Water Play
Whoopsi Daisy - Dies or Punches

Thank you for visiting!