Sunday, January 29, 2012

~Pretty Little Baby Card~

CPS 252Cutting it fine again :)
Entering this card into CPS #252

I've used Some MFT Die-naimcs = by the letters, dainty doily duo and petel trio. The paper is from the PLS Summer Breeze 8x8 paper pack, rhinestones from kaisercraft and ribbon and brad from my stash.

the paper the letters are cut from can be found here at a fabulous price! Already textured and a lovely thickness to work with.

 I'll also share some photos of some of the lovlies growing in our front garden... Jap pumpkins and some Rockmelons!

We also have some watermelons starting, Hoping for lots of rain next week as it has been so hot and dry here we have to water morning and night and the tank is getting low so I am holding off doing washing lol (any excuse right?) and re-cycling as much water as possible. I also re-potted some tomato seedling last weekend, there were 4 seedlings and I bought a cheaper bag and a more expensive bag of potting mix, I potted up two of each and its amazing to see the difference already! Will share some photos during the week :)

ok a sink full of breakfast dishes with my name on it are waiting paitently in the kitchen... must be off.
Thanks for stopping by! take care x

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

~blog candy winner~


You have won my blog candy :)
Drawn from a hat by my lovely 3 and a half year old Charlotte.

Please email me at jesstheodore84(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au with your postal address!
Keeping it short and sweet today as my internet connection has been playing up. I have some fabulous cards to share with you once it is back to normal and I can upload photos again x

Saturday, January 21, 2012

~happy 7th birthday~

ok I am cutting it fine with this one... the link for Card Patterns 148 closes in 32minutes...
I have been working on this card for most of the week, last night decided to pull my poor neglected sewing machine out of the cupboard and sew around the 4 panels of the sketch. So happy with how it turned out :)

patten paper, ink and sentiment are stampin up, the doily and number 7 are both MFT die-namics, flower is green tara, rhinestones are kaisercraft and buttons and ribbon were pulled out of my stash :)

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to pop over to Card Patterns and check out the sensational cards from the DT!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

~Fairy Princess cards~

Goodmorning crafty friends, I have a DT project to share over on The Stamp Spot blog at 10am (QLD time) this morning, using some lovely papers, Fairy Princess stamps and die-namics that can all be found in the store. I also used Stampin' up classic inks in bashful blue, so saffron and pretty in pink. perfect match for the Pretty Little Studio summer breeze paper pack :)
Please pop over and check it out, they were so fun to create and I love how they turned out, super cute!

The Yellow card uses the sketch over at the ICS challenge blog this week, great sketch (I flipped it on its side), please play along as there is so much you could do with it! we have a great sponsored prize too!
thanks for stopping by, take care x

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

~New Pretty Little Studio Products~

Over at The Stamp Spot online store, Michelle has loaded some lovely new Pretty Little Studio products in store. Here is a photo of my order received in the mail this morning...

Cant wait to rip into this lot! Now not all the Pretty Little Studio products have been stocked, so if there is something you see but cant find instore dont hesitate to ask Michelle and she may be able to get it in for you the next time she does an order.
Ok of to craft before the day is over! Take care and please come back tomorrow to see my ICS DT card :) xx

Sunday, January 8, 2012

~My top 11 for 2011~

Goodmorning lovely friends, I do hope you all have a wonderful start to the week :)

just thought I would share my top 11 projects for 2011!

hope u enjoy seeing them x













Please leave me a comment with a link to your blog if you have (or will) share your favourite makes for 2011, I'd love to come have a nosey x

~Pretty little studio products now in stock at TSS!~

Hi crafty friends, just popping by to let you know Pretty Little Studio products are now available from The Stamp Spot online store based in sunny QLD :) Here are a couple of my favourites!

PLS Tea Party 8x8 paper pad
PLS Vintage Flashcards - Bingo CardsPLS Vintage Flashcards - Bingo CardsPLS Train Ticket Calendar Tags - Multi colour
PLS April Showers 8x8 Paper Pad 

Michelle always offers competative prices, plus great postage offers too.

Check them all out HERE!

I'd love you to leave me a comment letting me know which Pretty Little Studio product is your favourite too :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

~Lucys cards inspiration week~

Hi friends, so I just happened across a blog by the awesomely talented (and possibly new Mumma?) of Lucy Abrams. She is posting photos each day this week to use for inspiration, and has a linky because she would like to come see what you create! Here is Day 1 photo:


and here is the 4x4 card I made:

I used stamps, ink and embossing folder from Stampin' up, labels 4 nestabilities and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. It has quietened (if thats a word? lol) my craving to get crafty. Back to the cleaning and organising! Thanks for stopping by x

~a little blog candy~

Hello crafty friends! It's been a while since I had a little give-away... so today I've got one to share :)

I love black and white plus one colour combos.
Theres heaps of punches and die-cuts, a clear stamp set, silver rhinestones, 2 stick pins, some ribbons and a pack of black with white spots buttons :)

To get your name in the draw for this little package all you need to do is link your blog in the linky tool below and leave me a comment letting me know what your favourite colour combo is :) simple.
If you share my candy on your blog you get a second entry so please enter your name twice.
I'll leave the linky open for a fortnight, so be sure to check back and see who the winner is :)

Thanks for stopping by today, hopefully I'll be back with something crafty before the weekend is over... but I have been tidying and organising up my craft area... and should keep going while I'm on a roll ;-)

Friday, January 6, 2012

~Any Sketch Goes at ICS this week~

Over at ICS this week Dawn let us choose any current sketch to work with, I picked CPS #249.

I love the clean lines of the CPS sketchs and check out the Design teams amazing work each week, but dont always find time to play along. This weeks sketch is fabulous, I had so many ideas and am sure to use it again!

CPS 249

loving the MFT hearts-a-plenty die-namics and twine from the twinery. Also used some lettering  and a button from my stash, paper from my cut-off box with my carl corner rounder.

I'd also like to enter it at Unstampabelles this month for the 'anything goes' challenge #7. Pop over and check out the lovely work from the DT, see how easy it is to create lovely projects without using any stamps :)

Please pop over to the ICS challenge blog and check out which sketches the other DT ladies decided to work with! We also have a sponsored prize from Bugaboo stamps this week, so get all your projects linked up asap!!
Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, January 5, 2012

~Back to School Challenge @ The Stamp Spot~

The January Inspiration Challenge over at The Stamp Spot Blog is

I would like to enter my pencil tin in the 'Anything goes challenge' over at Unstampabelles this month too! Pop over and see the lovely projects from the DT :)

My card and matching pencil tin use:
striped ribbon
numbers and dizzy doily MFT die-namics.
All available from The Stamp Spot.

Please play along any time during the month to get in the draw to win a mystery prize donated by store owner Michelle! We also have a DT call going until the end of the month, email Michelle at if you consider yourself a to be creative soul who loves to stamp and colour/paper piece. If you love images like these (which can ALL be found under the stamp section instore)
C.C Designs Sweet November - Baby Bunny - ButterflyGillian Roberts - Picking CherriesPenny Johnson Bear FlowersSarah Kay - Elodie in her GardenThe Greeting Farm - Birthday AnyaThe Greeting Farm - Teacher AnyaThe Greeting Farm - Skater IanThe Greeting Farm - Ruby ( Wild Sprouts )Stampavie - Rabbit in Watering CanC.C Designs Swiss Pixies - Bumble Bee HanselC.C Designs Swiss Pixies - Ice Cream BirgittaFairy Kiki

please don't hesitate to drop Michelle an email saying your interested in joing the DT with a link to your personal blog so she can see your colouring style!

ok signing off for the night, I put up a 14ft trampoline today after mowing the back lawns. feels alot later than 10pm to me lol. Hope your all enjoying a wonderful week, one more day until the WEEKEND! Who has crafty plans? We have putting-a-shed-up plans :) Gotta keep this husband of mine motivated I tell ya!
take care dear friends, thanks for stopping by xo