Saturday, June 29, 2013

Boarding Up These Windows

Hello Blogging Friends,

Some you may have noticed things have gone a little quiet over here. I'm afraid to say that my crafty mojo has all but deserted me at the moment, and as a result there hasn't been much to post about.

I have come to the conclusion that forcing yourself to craft to meet DT obligations doesn't make your mojo come back either. Rather like dressing a cat in dolls clothes,where there might be a fabulous photo opportunity and all looks cute on the outside - inside there's one unhappy furry critter who would rather be doing something else (and let's be honest, will run a mile when the doll clothes come out next time). So rather than forcing the issue, I'm stepping back from crafting for a while.

I will still be around the crafting world, as I am carrying on as DT coordinator for The Squirrel & The Fox, and working with the fabulous team there. That might mean I create the occasional card and post it here, but mostly this little blog will be having a hiatus.

Instead, like that kitty who dreams of being somewhere else, I will be concentrating my writing on my new blog "Still Just Us". I would love all my friends that I have made here to visit me over there. You can find me at where I tell exciting tales from my life like "How a household appliance changed my life".

Much love,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Father's Day at Kenny K's Krafty Krew

Hello and happy Sunday!

This is a happier Sunday than most for it is a long weekend in Sydney this weekend to celebrate the Queen's birthday. As I am still a little under the weather I am very grateful not to have to go to work tomorrow.

It's time for a new challenge at KKKK, and this time the theme is


Unlike Australia, the United States celebrates Father's Day in June.

My card was made this week using Rock Dude, and to make it more in keeping with my Dad's, shall we say vintage, I paired him with some cool retro styled papers.

Sadly I had to take this photo after dark, so the light isn't as great as it could be. The accents in the papers are green and aqua. I added gold eyelets to the corners and some mesh brown ribbon for embellishments.

Rock Dude was coloured with copics.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by Kenny K and Marianne Designs - visit the challenge blog here to see the fantastic prizes on offer!

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

In the summer time..

I only wish it was Summer time here Down Under. Sadly I am not a fan of Winter. While I am a big fan of the knee high boots and lovely coats that Winter brings, I don't like the cold weather that comes with it.

So for the latest challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox


it's no surprise I chose Summer. Our challenge this fortnight is sponsored by Saturated Canary and I adored colouring this summery, sunny image.

I found a sheet of gorgeous beach themed paper, although sadly I forgot to note what it was called. Don't you hate that??

I coloured this image with copics, giving her gorgeous beach blonde hair. I pulled out my ribbon border die to highlight some pink ribbon, and used a Spellbinders die for the image as well as adding some pearls for that little added something. My theme was inspired by the current challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.

I hope you'll pop over to The Squirrel and The Fox for your chance to win two free images from Saturated Canary. I spent so long agonising over which image to use for this challenge, I am sure you will have quite the wish list of images if you win!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - at the beach
The Ribbon Girls - Die Cut
Sassy Studio Designs - Hit the Beach
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Summer Scene
Stamp and Create - Summer Fun

Until next time,