Monday, November 26, 2012

It's almost Christmas

Can you believe it? Less than a month until Christmas.. and only 4 more days until I feel I can officially get into the Christmas spirit. December 1st is the beginning of my 4 weeks of Christmas  carolling my way to work (lucky for all involved I drive to work and don't catch public transport!) and I can put up my Christmas tree. I won't pretend that I haven't listened to the odd carol already - after all, who can blame me when my ipod is set to shuffle? - but now I can do it in earnest.

Time has absolutely gotten away from me, so much so that I completely missed posting this for Sparkles Monthly Challenges!

It's time for another challenge at Sparkles, and of course the theme is:


For my DT work I just couldn't resist making a card with Mistletoe, a gorgeous Kenny K image.

Of course I coloured her with copics, and then Kindy Glitzed all the fur trim on her outfit so she sparkles under the light. Embossed red cardstock with a snowflake design and a white enamel snowflake charm complete the wintery Christmas theme.

I hope you'll join us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Our challenge is sponsored this month by Lili of the Valley.

Entered into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Add some Glitter
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Die Cut/Ribbon/Charm

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments as always.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Better late than never!


After a week without internet at home I am finally able to log on and post my card for this fortnight's challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox


That's right, a super easy challenge for everyone!

Our challenge is once again sponsored by the ever-wonderful Bugaboo, who are generously giving our winner 7 free digis of their choice. I wish our winner lots of luck narrowing their choices down to 7, there are so many fabulous images.

For my DT creation I used "Back Pain" and came up with this:

I made this card for an expectant friend of mine. I am sure she'll love the sentiment! The papers are a bit of a cheeky choice with all the measuring tapes to allude to her larger than non-pregnant girth. I bought the ribbon as it matched the papers perfectly, and I didn't realise it was double sided until I went to use it. Fortunately the black seemed to be an okay addition. My cardstock was all from my stash as were the pearls.

I hope you'll come play with us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Also entered into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls
Craft Your Passion Challeges - Scraps
Incy Wincy Designs - Hip to be Square
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Jellypark Challenges - I'm hungry (of course, it's chocolate!)

Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments, you always make me smile!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Flowers, Hats or Horses

Hello, or should I say, Bula!

I have been holidaying in Fiji and am doing all I can to remain in the relaxed state I found myself after a few days on the gorgeous Yasawa Island although from the minute I got home it's been non-stop drama, everything from family members in hospital to work catastrophes. I had hoped to get a card made for the latest challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox a week ago, but just couldn't get a chance.

So here it is, better late than never I hope! Our theme this fortnight is


This is of course in honour of Australia's favourite horse race, the Melbourne Cup. Every year I have a small flutter on the horses and this year was no exception. But unlike other years where a favouite romps home this year was a major upset with all the favourites finishing in the middle of the pack and outsiders taking first, second and third. The odds were so high one lady bet eight cents on the first four horses to win and took home over $75,000!! How amazing is that?

Our challenge is sponsored by the ever wonderful Make it Crafty. Zoe kindly gave me Melody to work with, and you can find her here.

Now I have no idea why this photo is so blue! The colours are actually much brighter than this, pinks and greens and blues. I will re-take this photo, but given right now I am putting in such long hours if I wait until I get time to take the photo again in daylight the challenge will be over!
I hope you'll join us at The Squirrel and The Fox. As always, thanks for looking and your kind comments.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Something a little different..

Hello friends!

My normal blog posting has been suspended for this extra special post to apply for the Kenny K Krafty Krew Design Team.

Those that have been following me for a while know all about my fondess for Kenny K images, and this DT position would be an absolute dream job for me.

To show the Krafty Krew my style and how I like to use these images, let's take a stroll down memory lane together.

Created most recently, my card for a good friend who completed her first Figure Competition (and came third!). This card uses Scarlett West and some fabulous steampunk papers. The sentiment was computer generated by me, the inside of the card was also decorated and featured the sentiment "congratulations!". The original post can be found here.

The next card was funnily enough for the same person! This was a motivational card for her, as not only was she training for her comp, but opening a gym. For this card, I used Download Diva as she bears an uncanny resemblance to Shereen, who is a Zumba instructor and personal trainer. The original post is here.

My third card was a guy card, using the awesome Dirt Bike Mike image. This was for my husband's birthday and I coloured the bike in Kawasaki colours (he owns a Kawasaki road bike and dreams of adding a trail bike to his collection). Here is the original post.

The fourth card uses Frieda Flapper. This was created for a party girl, and I loved her blinged up head-piece. Most of my creations feature lace, so it's only right I show a card with some! The papers had a Parisian style, and I loved the pink and black combination. The original post is here.

So there you have it, four of my Kenny K creations that show my style and what I like to make.  As you can see, a coloured image is the focus and I use copics for all my colouring. I love distress inks, ribbons, lace and subtle embellishments like pearls and other gems.

I would love to be considered for the Kenny K Krafty Krew, so wish me luck.