Thursday 28 March 2013

A Little Miracle!

Yeah! Today begins another challenge at Card Crafter's Circle, and this time it's Oh Baby Baby!  I just love brand new babies and there is still a part of me that wants to have another.....yes, it's true! LOL
We have a great sponsor Robyn's Fetish this week and I've used their Goodnight Teddy.

I've used sweet papers from Teresa Collins, with a doily and crocheted flowers with buttons.  Then the sentiment is from Tina Wenke and a touch of lace.
This is the kind of card you just love to have on hand.  So do have fun creating....and we'd love for you to share with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Sharing Friends

Liebster Award For Cool New Blogs

Sandy from Scribbles by Sandy has so thoughtfully given me this wonderful award.  I am honoured to be chosen among those blogs she enjoys!  
Thank you very much Sandy! You're so sweet!

About the Award
This award was designed to be a blog award in the Pay It Forward fashion.  Once you've been nominated, you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.

Rules for Acceptance
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.  Post the award onto your blog.  Give the award to five blogger who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers.  leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Pay it Forward
I would love to share with you just five of the many bloggers that I truly enjoy following their blogs.  Something wonderful and inspiring from each of them!
Do check them out and become a follower!

Theresa - Tayberrys

Next for my fab five is to copy and paste to your blog and change the introduction and the list of blog awards.  I hope that you would like to participate and award other very deserving artists the award...
It made my day... hope it made yours!  

Monday 25 March 2013

In the Doghouse!

Hello, I've a sweet birthday card to share with you using a new sketch from Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}.  I kinda cropped mine since the image I printed out was larger than expected. Do any of you have that kind of problem?  It happens to me all the time!

For my card I've used this sweet image by From the Heart Stamps called in the doghouse.  There are different images in the set so do go check it out.  I used this one with the blank sign above this pup.  I coloured it up with my pencil crayons and then added some inking around the edges.  The papers are from K & Company and I used some bronze pearls and a misc sentiment from my stash.  I thought it would be great for a little boy.......perhaps my little boy who turns 5 at the end of April. sob!  They really do grow up too fast!
Well, do pop over to Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} and join in the sketch challenge.  A new one each Monday!  Love to see you there!

Thursday 21 March 2013

Just For You!

Hello Friends! Today I have a card to share with you that I've made for the Card Crafter's Circle Sketch challenge.

I have used this wonderful boy with flowers from our fabulous sponsor Digi Darla's

I've used some paper from K & Company and Autumn Leaf then found a circular sentiment in my stash...don't know where it came from sorry.  Then I added some 'grass' for this little man to walk in.  I just love how his overalls turned out! His hair and hat don't look so close in colour in real life, but I couldn't get the camera to pic that up.  I just love it when my little boys bring me flowers!
Thank you so much for coming by to see me and what I've made.  I hope you have a great day and do pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle and have a gander at all the wonderful inspiration there!

Tuesday 19 March 2013


Hi Everyone, I just wanted to invite you over to Scribbles Designs Challenge blog where Sandy is featuring my craft space along with super talented Vicky's!  So if you're curious......just pop over HERE!  

Monday 18 March 2013

Welcome Spring!

Hello Everyone! I have a card to welcome Spring! Well, in some parts of the world, but not here.  It's cold and blowing snow! hehehe  Today I've used a sketch from Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}.

For my card I've used this wonderful new image of Ali with chick from From the Heart Stamps that you can find in the Store HERE! I've layered some fun papers from Recollections and added some crocheted flowers with bling centres.  I hope you're all having a great day and thank you for dropping by!  Do pop over to the Delightful Inspiration from the Heart blog for all the details and some more inspiration.
I would also like to share this with Word Art Wednesday this week!

Sunday 17 March 2013

Baby Blanket and Booties

Hello Friends! I would just like to share with you something that I've made.  First is this granny square blanket with a ruffled edge and then I made some booties to match.

 The tutorial I found for the Blanket is from Sugar Babies all free crochet on YouTube.  I added a ruffle to finish it off by just adding petals around the outside.  The tutorial for the baby booties I found here at Bee's and Apple trees.  Just something I had fun making! I pray you all have a great day!

"Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward." -Psalm 127:3

Friday 15 March 2013

Happy Hellos

Happy Hellos to all my friends!  Today is a new challenge beginning at Scribbles Designs and I'd love to invite you to join us! It's Green/or Easter with a Scribbles Designs image.  Check out the challenge at Scribble Designs Challenge Blog!
For my card I've used this fun Mr Wool Counting image and I've double printed it and cut out their heads (ya, sounds bad. ) and popped them up to make it more like they're looking at you :)
I created some more grass with my EKSuccess border punch, added a fun ribbon and sentiment (from Stampin'Up) combined all with some great papers from K & Company and Recollections.
Won't you pop over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful creations from my team mates!  You won't waste your time!
I pray you're all having a wonderful day!

Thursday 14 March 2013

Erin Go Bragh

Hello all you Irish fans out there, come on over to the Card Crafter's Circle and join us.  I'm not one for luck or little people, but I'm married into Irish heritage and they are a happy lot!  Erin Go Bragh that's written on the one coin is an Irish saying meaning Ireland Forever.
For my card I've used three coins from a large collection from MellonHeads (our sponsor this week) and do go poke around their great store for some treasures.
I've used some great green paper from K & Company and embossed the centre panel with my cuttlebug.  Simple but fun.
Have a great day and if you've some time, pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle for some great inspiration.

Let the Words of My Mouth.....

Hello Friends! Today I'd like to share with you a frame that I decorated.  I found it second hand and it was a touch banged up so I thought I'd play with it.  I printed out this wonderful word art from Word Art Wednesday's challenge last week on some digital paper and then added a strip of patterned paper from K&Company to each side.  As I looked at the word art panel now in the frame I thought about the colours and went rummaging through my ribbons and such for things to compliment it.  I found this piece of suede ribbon and then folded a piece of beige satin ribbon over the top unfinished side.  After gluing that on I started to crochet some flowers in a colours that I thought would compliment.  I made the flowers out of embroidery thread (using the full strand for the larger flowers and half that for the smaller ones.)  Then I layered them together with a deep yellow brad and glued them in place to.  I found this great HOPE tag and thought it would look nice hanging in that empty corner so I crocheted a  flap with matching thread from the flowers.  I glued that up there to.  I then took a piece of patterned paper and cut out some butterflies with my EK success punch.  After adhering them I added a small bronze pearl to each of them.
I truly had fun making this even though it took much longer than I planned.  Plus the wonderful time that it drew me into spending in God's Word.  I love this verse!  The flowers are for the words of my mouth....Stop and smell the flowers.  When we consider our words, we need to be slow and thoughtful about what we say.  "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak..." -James 1:19  The butterflies are the meditations of my heart.  May they be soft and beautiful to the Lord.  "My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding." - Psalm 49:3  Then for the HOPE tag, is the hope that we have when we've placed our faith and trust in Christ Jesus the Lord for our salvation and strength for each day.  " And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."-Romans 5:5  "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." Romans 15:13
Here are some extra pictures for you to see.  I am sharing this with Word Art Wednesday this week.  They are a wonderful encouragement to me and I encourage you to go and visit them.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Until Further Notice......

Surprise!!! Sandy has a wonderful new release going on today and I'd love to invite you to come and check it out! Just pop over to Scribbles Designs Challenges to see all the new goodies!  Can you tell what my challenge was? and did I pull it off?

We're thinking we should have some fun! 
So we're having a 
Fiesta Tuesday!!!
I gave a double challenge to the Scribblers... 
first they were matched to a number between 1 & 6
The second part of the challenge was a Fiesta color
 to use as an accent with the image.
The Scribbles Design Design Team were busy with their challenge and here's what they have created!!!    
If you want one, two or all of the new images, they are available now at Scribbles Designs...

#211 Brrr-ubbles


#303 Cool Carl


#213 Hike-Brrr


#504 Farrah Flamingo


#505 Frank Flamingo


#305 Carlos Carl


WIN your favorite from the 6 new images!!! 
Here's how to get into the draw for your favorite of the 6 new images from Scribbles Designs....
(Winner will receive one free image)

  • Be or become a follower of Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog
  • Be or become a follower of each DT member's blog
  • Leave a comment here with your favorite of the 6 NEW images and get a chance to win that image!
  • Winner drawn randomly from all comments on March 27th and announced on the Scribbles Designs Challenge blog on March 28th.
Thanks so much for dropping by! Have a great day!

Monday 11 March 2013

With Spring comes Brightness!

Hello Friends! With Spring comes brightness and colour! I can't wait!
Today I have a card to share with you using a very sweet image by Faith at From the Heart Stamps.  This one is called Bunny Hello (HERE!) and I've coloured it up with pencil crayons.  The wonderfully bright papers are from Recollections and I used this wonderful sketch from the i {heart} sketches challenge at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}. I turned the sketch, just because I thought it looked better this way this time.  This image comes with a sweet sentiment, but alas, it didn't fit in with the sketch for me so I borrowed a sentiment from one of Faith's other new sets called Ali with bird and basket.  Do check that out HERE! So cute! Then of course a touch of lace :)

We'd love for you to join our sketch challenge at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} and pop over to the From the Heart Store to see the oh so cute new images released this month!

Thursday 7 March 2013


Hello Friends! Today I'd like to invite you to join us at Card Crafter's Circle for our vintage challenge.  This week we are being sponsored by the wonderful Floppy Lattes Designs and the prize is a $6 gift certificate for their store!

For my card I have been given this wonderful silhouette image called Summer Party.  I've coloured her hat and cut her out with my oval cutter and then layered it over some cardstock with an edge cut with my decorative scissors.  As a final touch I covered it with my crystal glaze accent glue to create a type of cameo feel.  I placed this over some wonderful papers by K& Company and added a strip of crocheted lace and ribbon.  The tag-forever is from the paper pad and then I added three crocheted flowers with buttons to finish it all off.
I used the word forever since, the wonderful vintage looks that we enjoy seem to hang in time and those dear to us...well, they are forever in our hearts!
I've also finished up the inside with some more of these lovely papers and a free sentiment from Sharon at A Piece of Heart blog.  Do pop over to see her wonderful creations!

Do you love vintage? Or would you love to have a go at it? We'd love to see what you create! Come join us at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Monday 4 March 2013

Birthday's are all about CAKE!

I dont' know about you, but the older I get, the more birthdays are just about the cake! Today I have this wonderful Happy Birthday Cake to share with you from From the Heart Stamps (actually it's still in the Designed 2 Delight store until Faith's complete transition to her new store.)  I have chosen to use some bright happy papers from my stash, embossed the circular panel with swiss dots and tied a bit of transparent ribbon to the focal panel.  All of this is following the wonderful sketch that Faith has given us as a challenge at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}!  As you can see, I modified one little detail with where I placed the ribbon instead of adding it underneath.

Do come join in the fun with the i {heart} sketches challenge!