Friday, August 28, 2009

Some exciting news!!

Good morning! I have some very exciting news to share!
Well I'll start from the start... one of Aimee's friends from kinder and her Mum (Kristen) just moved into a new house, so I made a 'happy new house' kinda card (if you're a reader of my blog you may remember it), and Kristen was in a gift store and the lady (named Julie) who owns it was saying how she might stock some gift cards and wrapping paper, and Kristen says well I just happen to have a card in my bag that a friend made me... Julie liked it and asks Kristen pass on her card and to ask me to come in!!! So I went in Thursday and she said she would like to sell my cards in her store!!!!!!! Woweee :) so I'm going to make up as many as I can, and take them into her next Thursday and see if she likes them and thinks they are suitable and will sell etc. Haven't discussed price yet, and I have absolutley no idea! I think it depends on what she thinks they are worth too, but I've worked out each would cost me around 70 cents in materials, thats using card stock as the base, so I might see if I can find something cheaper then I can use more embellishments :)
Here are a few I have made so far, I'm pretty happy with most of them but would love to hear what you think!!
And this 18th card would have to be my favourite so far, I think the black and white is very elegant.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you're all having a fab day!! Happy Blogging xx

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Charlottes 1st Birthday

Good afternoon! Finally got my camera to work, could have been the fact I put flat batteries in it... lol here is a LO I created last night using inspiration from the new challenge over at UseYourStash, I've used contrasting colours, but seem to have misplaced my box of chipboard (as it's only a small box...) so went with some vinyl stickers until I'm organised. I've also used the fab sketch from If the shoe fits...Scrap it! from August 16th. The Shoe is havin a make-over in September and will be searching for a fresh Design Team, so if that interests you please pop over and check it out!
Thanks for stopping by, and as always I would love to hear what you think of my work, and if you have time stop by both challenge blogs and check out the fab work from the ladies on both the DT's! Happy Blogging xx

Copics!

While searching for the best price to purchase some Copic sketch (in Australia) I came across this amazing blog, belonging to Marianne Walker. Detailed instructions and ideas on how to better use copics.
I know there are some of your out there who are amazing when it comes to using these, such as Stephanie and Rach, who are two ladies who are fabulous in card making, with the most amazing images I have seen, and I hope to as talented as one day, but I know I have alot of practice ahead of me ;)
Anyway I just thought if there was anyone out there interested in copic colouring, they might find Marianne's site very useful! Still waiting for my batteries to charge! Be back later with my LO xx

An Award from Nikki

Good morning, I had hoped to show you a LO I completed last night, but my camera is playing up. It's my birthday next week and I am having a hard time deciding on weather I would like a new camera or some copics... John says it's my choice lol it's a hard one!
I juat wanted to share a lovely award I recieved from Nikki. Thanks so much Nikki, and I hope to see more of your work soon!
I'd like to pass it on to the following 8 lovely ladies who's blogs I do enjoy dropping into:

BJ Mama

Tessah

Jonia

Dora

Jane

Stephanie

Gloria

Annie B

Thanks for stopping by and once I've recharged the camera batteries, I'll be back with my LO for the challenge over at UYS!!

Happy Blogging xx

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sketch Girl 3

Here is my take on sketch number 3, over at the fab new sketch blog Sketch Girl. Pop over and check it out!
It's a birthday card for Johns friend Jason who is turning 33 I think, which is why there's no frills or hearts or bling lol. I think I'd like to have another go with this sketch making a girly card, it's a great sketch with lots of possibilities. I've used the funky striped paper that came in an awesome blog candy pack I won on Gloria's blog Scraps of Life! If you have time, be sure to check out her blog, she is on the DT at 365 cards (among others) and has some amazing creations :)
Also it's like summer here today so John and I cooked a BBQ for lunch and the girls played outside in their summer dresses :) makes it hard to believe there is still another 1 week of winter left. Bring on summer I say! :)

The first photo is Aimee and I, the second is John and Charlotte taken after he had been holding his arm up clicking his fingers so she would look in the direction of the camera, and in this photo she was trying to see if she could do it too :) defienatley one for the scrapbook album I think :) Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear what you think! Happy blogging xx

Monday, August 17, 2009

Not too girly...

Good Monday morning! I'm squeezing in a bit of blogging while Charlotte is snoozing and Aimee is glued to the cartoons on TV. I've got 2 cards to show you today! The first one is a fathers day card for my Dad, following the challenge over at the new monthly Challenge blog Creatalicious Challenges to use brown and metal when making something for Dad. Here in Australia, Fathers Day is the first Sunday in September. I was born on fathers day in 1984 and every year I hear "you were the best thing any Dad could ask for" lol .Now that I've made a card I just have to think of something to get him. He has just bought a new car so maybe some seat covers if he hasn't bought any before then. My Dad is a tad forgetful on occasion, so I thought this sentiment was suitable and still meaningful.
I've used 2 antique gold heart shaped brads, 8 silver eyelets and a 'made with love' heart shaped charm. The brown paper is from Stampin' up. The senitment reads "The next best thing to knowing someting, is to know here to find it - Samuel Johnson"
My second card also started out as a fathers day card, this time for John, but I just dont know now. I think I'll try and make something else, and this will be my 'back-up' if I cant make anything I like better lol. And I'm worried he will think this one is a bit girly so I might see if I can find a stamp on Thursday maybe fishing or something. I followed the sketch over at Carols Sketch Fun and her fab new sketches are posted every fortnight.
Everything for this card comes from my stash, and I've used my swiss dots embossing folder and a 'made with love' charm on this one too. The senitment reads "It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters - Mother Teresa"

Thanks or stopping by, and as always I would love to hear what you think! Happy blogging xx

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another award!

The beautiful Juhi over at Juhi's handmade cards has honoured me with another award! Wow!! I'm simply stunned and I very much appreciate you thinking of me, Thanks Juhi :)
I'd like to pass it on to Tessah, Jane (aka memory scrap), and Dora for their beautiful comments. It's so nice to know people want to come back to my blog, and are looking at what I make and have nice things to say, it's very encouraging! So THANK YOU ladies, please take this award and pop it on your blog when you get a chance xx

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting waiting...

Waiting for the rain to stop, or even just slow down so I go chop some wood and light the fire in the loungeroom. While I'm waiting I just want to post about Karmyn's fab candy over at The Chronicles of Orange, she is also a DT at If the shoe fits...Scrap it!

Pop over to Karmyn's blog and check out what you have to do to be in the draw for this lovely lot!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

a LO and a card :)

Hi again :)
Well it's getting very late, I accidently chatted on the phone to my sister for over half an hour lol I only planned to be on the phone for 20mins max then get back to my blogging since John has fallen asleep on the couch, he has a blanket on his knees like an old granny so I snuck out and took a photo lol I'm in such a lovey mood lately lol I should make a start on some wedding vows before it wears off!
First up is a card for Day 160 - Lovely Lace over at 365 cards. The photos are so so so bad and I amlost embarresed to post them but I dont know if I will have another chance until Friday morning. I've used my new Fiskars border punch :) and some assorted laces I bought from the 50c per metre bin at spotlight a month or so ago. I knew they were going to come in handy somewhere! I'm still not super keen on this card tho.
Flash on
Flash off
Next I have a LO following the challange at UseYourStash they have some super fun challenges that you can use for cards, LO's altered items, and if you would like a chance to feature as a guest designer pop over and find out how! You have until the end of the month.
I've got the frame (which came from the bargain bin at scrap and stamp attack last week) on my photo, 4 antique gold heart shaped brads and 'cherish' is stamped in ink and I've distressed the white oval and heart and inked the edges to make it match the base a bit more. base paper is from Dena I bought a heap on ebay super cheap :) full of pretty patterns and spots.
Anyway bedtime for this little duck, I have so much house work planned for tomorrow, I want to re-arrange the girls room and ours while John is at work... but I cant tell him incase I dont get it done lol.
Thanks for stopping by, if you have time please do leave me a comment so I can come visit you too! Oh and Happy blogging! xx

Oh My Goodness!

Wow I am feeling so so lucky this week, I have recieved not one, not two... but three awards! This Kreative blogger award from Angela, thankyou so much!

Here are the instructions in order to accept this award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.

4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.

7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Hmm 7 things...
1) I am a virgo
2) I love to sing karaoke style ;)
3) I want to buy the scrapbooking store in Sale, just waiting until I win tattslotto lol
4) I love to dance
5) I have a 4yo daughter who looks almost identical to me at her age :) and I love it!
6) I am so lucky to be where I am today, surrounded with people who love me, esp John who I am going to marry in October :D :D
7) If I dont win tattslotto and buy the scrapbooking store before my girls are at school I'm going to do a photography course and try and make a name doing wedding photography :)
7 Creative bloggers.... here we go:
Steph at stamping and sharing
Juhi at Juhi's handmade cards
Sarah at her self-titled blog
Lisa at Stampin' for sanity
Karmyn at the Chronicles of Orange
Rebecha at The Garage Sale Diva
and last but not least BJ Mama at for what it's worth... or not.
Click on their names to be taken to their fabulous blogs, I'm heading back to the housework now :( lol Thanks for stopping by and Happy Blogging xx

Sketches

Goodmorning, I've got 2 cards -to quickly show you, both from the August challenges over at 365 Cards!!
Day 162 - Super sketchy Sunday
Day 157 - Imagine this: Sunflowers
Ok off to take Aimee to get her eye's checked, then she is having her friend Kylah come over to play until Basketball since there is no kinder session today and that means probably no time for crafting until after dinner. Thanks for stopping by and Happy blogging xx

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Circle of friends

The fabulous Tessah over at Her Saccharine has included me in her circle of friends! aww I feel so loved :) And now I get to pass it on to 5 ladies... well I haven't been blogging for that long, but I have my favourite blogs I like to check in for a squiz on a regular basis, so to these beautiful girls who share their creativity please take it and pass it on to 5 friends of your choosing!

Angela

Dora

Leanne

Jenn

Thanks for stopping by and happy blogging xx I'll be back later with a LO and an iffy card!!!

A lovely award :)

I've recieved an award from Nikki. Thanks very much Nikki :)

Now this award comes with some conditions... firstly I have to give you 5 things I like to do, and then pass it on to 5 people.

Here are my 5 things: 1) I love listening to the funny stories my 4 year old Daughter Aimee tells me. There is never a quite moment when she is around! 2) I love Saturday nights in with John :) 3) I love listening to the new noises Charlotte is making, and watching her discover new things. 4) I love Scrapbooking and card making (I just wish I had more time for it) 5) I love listening to music when I'm doing my housework (but I do not love housework :P) Here are the 5 people I would like to pass this onto :) Michelle Gloria Kimmie Tessah Dora Thanks for stopping by, I'm going back to card making now! Happy blogging xx

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Better Half :)

Hi all, Hope you're all looking forward to the weekend.. I am! Hopefully I find some time to catch up on the fab challenges and sketches out there, maybe even do a little scrapbooking. I've been neglecting my poor photos for my new love of card-making.
I found this Memo over at Tessahs blog Her Saccharine and if your reading and want to share a bit about the man in your life please copy and paste and let me know becasue I love to sticky beak :P Here is a bit about my John!
  • THE BETTER HALF 1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? - AFL football 2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? - hmm I think it's french 3. What's one food he doesn’t like? - Avocado. He is missing out lol 4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order? - Apple cider 5. What shirt size does he have? - XL 6. What shoe size does he have? - 10... 7. What is his favorite type of sandwich? - White bread and ham 8. What would he eat everyday if he could? - McDonalds lol 9. What is his favorite cereal? - Weet-Bix (not the cheap savings brand tho lol) 10. What would he never wear? - Fluro T-shirts or Skinny leg jeans 11. What is his favorite sports team? - Melbourne Demons, AFL 12. Who did he vote for? - hmm I dont know lol 13. Who is his best friend? - Me :) I am one lucky girl 14. What is something he does, but you wish he wouldn't do? - Flick. I hate it when we're watching TV and the ad's come on so he flicks the channels and we miss the rest of the show. 15. What is his heritage? - Umm.. English, and maybe Egyptian? I think his Dad's Dad was born in Egypt. I have a bad memory I should write these things down :) 16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake? - Chocolate! and serve warm with vanilla ice cream. YUM! 17. Did he play sports in high school? - Basketball 18. What could he spend hours doing? - Sleeping hehe 19. What is the unique talent that he has? - he makes every day a great day. And he can cook... when he wants to lol 20. What's his type of coffee? - White with 1
The photo is John, Aimee and Baby Charlotte when We went to the football last month to watch Melbourne play, luckily it was one of the 3 games they have won this year! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope it wasn't too boring lol
Happy blogging xx

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Can you help me?

Hello again, just a quick post before I head into Bairnsdale to meet the celebrant who will marry John and I in 2 months and 4 days lol I'm not counting or anything...
Anyway I remember a little while ago I saw some Digital Images of a little boy and a little girl riding horses, cowboys... and I'm pretty sure they were around $6 each... the money for them was to support something... I have a really bad memory. Anyway when I went back through my browsing history to find them I was un-successful.
If anyone knows what I'm talking about I'd really appreciate the link or even if you can point me in the right direction. Thanks for your time xx

I'm ready for Summer!

Well here in Australia we are still a month away from spring, and already I am wishing summer was here! I've made a card using the colour challenge from Colour Create, I think it's got a nice summery feel to it. I've used the sketch from 365 Cards and one of my Penny black stamps, my favourite out of my smallish stamp collection. I'll link it up to the Summer Challenge at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog. I saw some clear PB stamps in the scrap and stamp attack store on Wednesday but not in my budget this week :(
I've coloured him with derwents, and I think I am going to see about some copic sketch markers very soon... there are just so many colours to choose from I have trouble narrowing it down, and becasue I've never used them before I dont really know what I'm going to need, if anyone can suggest a list of must-haves I would greatly appreciate it :)
As always I would love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Blogging xx

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Round for Day 147

Another card for the challenges over at 365 Cards, Day 147 is scraplift Saturday, I chose Tammy Wark, her personal blog is Addicted to paper the link is direct to her post from back in January. I have never made a round card and her's is super cute, so I thought I'd give it a go! The work from the DT is amazing so please pop over and have a look if you haven't already. I've also used the colour challenge from Colour Create Challenge this week, pink green and orange. Having the pink and orange together really scared me at first, but I like the way it turned out :)
Thanks for stopping by, and if you leave me a comment to let me know you've been then I can come and visit you too! Happy blogging xx

Day 139

Good morning! I've got another card to show you, for 365 Cards July challenges, Day 139 - try a technique ' paper piercing'. I've also used my new Swiss dots folder... and I can tell you that you will probably see a lot of it in the future! I'm also entering it at UseYourStash as I'm still using scraps left over from other projects for July, the deep brown card that I used as a base for 2 others, and that beautiful Basic grey urban prairie paper. If you haven't been there before I suggest you pop over and see the new challenge that will be posted on Monday, the ladies there are heaps of fun!!
I haven't been to the craft store for over 2 weeks and there was so much new stuff I wanted to look at yesterday but I was only on a ten minute break from work, so I'll have have to do some serious shopping when I get my tax return, and it's my 25th birthday coming up in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for some birthday candy :) Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like my card! Happy blogging xx

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