Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fairy Tale and Fantasy at The Squirrel and The Fox

Hello wonderful people!

I am writing this on an incredible high after reaching the finishing line on an incredibly intense project at work this week. After a long and hard slog, my TV ad goes live online on Monday and I am soooo proud of it. It's the highlight of my career so far and I am just itching to share it with you.

 Our challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight is a new theme for us and I can't wait to see how people interpret it


Oooh, the places you can go with this one!

Our sponsor is the wonderful Zoe at Make It Crafty and I chose Witchy Wanda for my DT card

Isn't she fantastic! I have had this 'Witching you a Happy Birthday' sentiment for so long and I don't know where I got it. If you can enlighten me so I can give credit to the designer please do. I used a Die Namics label die for the cardstock behind the sentiment to pop it right up

The papers I have paired with this card are Wizard of Oz themed. I loved the deep greens and the hints of all the Oz favourites, like the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Dorothy. I coloured the image with copics.

I used a circle die to cut out the image and my Die Namics ribbon border die to highlight the two different green ribbons.

I was really unsure about this card as I was putting it together, but now I'm thrilled with how it's turned out. 

Make it Crafty are offering our winner $15 voucher to spend at their online store. There are so many gorgeous images to choose from, visit The Squirrel and The Fox to see what the rest of the DT came up with.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

Card Makin' Mamas - Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Dies and Punches (3 different dies on this card)
Created With Love - Things that fly
Jellypark Friends - Get In Shape
Sweet Pea Stampers - Use a Digital Stamp
C.R.A.F.T - Recipe. Two squares, one circle, one sentiment, use ribbon
Polkadoodles - Fairytale/Fantasy

Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful comments as always,


Monday, February 18, 2013

Going around in circles at KKKK

Hello Everyone!

Now any eagle-eyed Kenny K fans out there will know that this post is late. I've been having intermittent internet troubles and of course I couldn't get on to Blogger when it was time to get this post live. Thankfully it seems to have woken up in a happier mood today so here I am!

Our newest challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew is


Funnily enough, I don't use circles very often at all with my card creations. I think I am just a big fan of squares!

For my DT work I used the fantastic digi image - Airborne.

Such a fantastic image for a guy card don't you think? I used some fantastic button design paper, used a die to cut out loads of circles from matching card stock and added some blue buttons. The image was coloured with copics and the sentiment is a Woodland Folk clear stamp.

Our sponsors for this week's challenge are

offering FIVE digi's of the winner's choice


offering a $20 gift certificate to their shop.

I hope you'll play along with us!

Also entered into the following challenges:
Cards Galore - One for the men
The Corrosive Challenge blog - Rainbow Bright
Here come the boys - lots of layers
My Time to Craft - Men only


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feeling the love at The Squirrel and The Fox

Good morning blogging friends,

I'm back after a very hectic work week. Sometimes there are just not enough hours to get everything done. I missed my beloved Zumba twice, despite my best efforts I just couldn't get out of the office early enough. I hope this week will be better, but knowing what I know is on the agenda I highly doubt it!

It's time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, and with Valentine's Day this week I'm sure you can guess what our theme is. That's right, it's


We have a new sponsor at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight, and those of you who know me will know how thrilled I am to have them on board.

It's Kenny K! As you know I am also on the DT for Kenny K's Krafty Krew, so it's exciting to see them also sponsoring The Squirrel and The Fox.

For my DT piece I used the sassy digi image "Bow".

She was coloured with copics of course. The papers are from Bo Bunny's Love Letters collection. I got the sewing machine out and with minimal swearing and sweating actually got it threaded up, and managed some halfway decent stitching on this card. The fish tag die cut is from Die-Namics.

I hope you'll come and play with us at The Squirrel and The Fox for your chance to win those 5 free digi images from Kenny K.

Entered into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Hearts, no red or pink
Cards for Men - All my love
Songbird Challenges - Hopelessly devoted to you
Totally Papercrafts - Valentine's or Love
Fab N Funky - Valentines/Hearts
Come and Get It Challenges - Show us your heart


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hearts and Flowers at KKKK

Hello Everyone,

I am slightly damp as I sit and type this, for I just attempted to take the dog for a run and of course as soon as I left the house it started to pour! Loki and I turned back and raced home, but there was no stopping us getting wet. Ah well, he got a quick run in, and that's better than nothing I suppose.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew! The theme for this week is


For my DT piece I used the fabulous Kenny K digi image Happy Hour.

I apologise for the dark photo, the light has been horrendous.

My image was coloured with copics and everything, that's right everything else was from my scraps. I found 2 tiny little heart shaped brads and a teeny piece of netting and 2 pastel pink paper flowers. I decorated the pink ribbon ad flowers with pink pearls. The sentiment is from Wild Rose Studio.

Of course we have two amazing prizes for our challenge winner. The first is 5 digi images from Kenny K


a stamp to the value of $10 from Laura of

My amazingly talented teammates have done an amazing job with this theme. Head to Kenny K's Krafty Krew to check it out, and to join in!