If Nothing Ever Changed...

September 30th 2012

This fabric hanging has been made with images from Paper Imagery Designs along with a computer generated quote and has been hand stitched by myself. I love making little fabric hangings and I particularly love the quote:

If nothing ever changed there'd be no butterflies.

This is for the challenge the Inspired By Challenge Blog based on the inspiration picture - I've gone with nature & neutral earthy tones. I'm also entering this at the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow "Things with Wings - Birds, Butterflies and even Bats". There is some great DT inspiration at the blog - gorgeous vintage/shabby chic style creations! I'm also entering my fabric hanging in the current "Brown Tones" Challenge at the It's All About the Vintage Blog. I'm also joining the "Fall into Fall" Challenge at Frilly & Funkie with these earthy tones.

I Won't Tell You Again...

September 30th 2012
A reminder post for our challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Blog "Based on a Story Character". For this ATC I've used the "Queen of Hearts" Character (a digi stamp from Gecko Galz) with an actual playing card as the background!

After making this ATC I decided to turn it into a card and add some more wording "Have a Great Birthday". The background printed "frame" is also from Gecko Galz.

Let's Celebrate Fall!

September 29th 2012

Firstly here in Australia we call "Fall" - Autumn - LOL!!! Luckily it's not Autumn here but Spring and warmer weather slowly creeping in at last!! But I have created this "Fall" coloured card for the current challenge over at the Just Some Lines Blog using another of their images I chose as prize winner a few weeks ago - "Crystal Emo" - isn't she gorgeous!! I've used the new sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge Blog to layout this card.

I am also entering this card in the "Fall into Fall " Theme at Clearly Inspired Challenge Blog. And at the Emergency Crafters Blog they have an "Autumn Leaves" Challenge. Everyone seems to have Autumn Challenges at the moment - they are great colurs to create with - I am also linking up to the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog for thie current challenge!

Looking forward to Halloween!

September 27 2012

That spooky time of the year is looming & I've made these distressed cards using all new products from Gecko Galz - great collage images & patterned papers released in time for you to create for Halloween at the end of October so make sure you check out the store!!!

My first card is being entered in the current "Lots of Layers" Challenge at Try It On Tuesday and features a great image from the "Tricks & Treats" Collage Sheet along with 5 different patterned papers from the Hocus Pocus range also from Gecko Galz. And I am also entering this in the Craft Us Crazy "Halloween" Challenge!

I am entering this second card in the new challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog with the theme of "An Early BOO"!! Once again image and patterend papers are from Gecko Galz with the addition of a Tim Holtz "Play" Ticket, some ribbon & muslin bow!

Although Halloween is really not celebrated here sometimes there may be some kids trick or treating with their parents so I will be prepared!!!

Boy Wizard - Harry?

September 27th2012

A fun new challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week with a theme of "Based on a Story Character" and our sponsor this week who has provied our images is Squiggle Stamps so as always you have the chance to win some images just by joining in! ATC's are always fun to create so let's see what character you can come up with!!

Call Me Tonight!!

September 26th 2012

I can't believe it's nearly the end of the month again and time for our New Release Blog Hop at the Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog!! Make sure you visit everyone on the hop so you can see the great new designs from Dude Time Doodles!! I've used "Twyla Twilight" for my card and I just couldn't resist making her into the character "Elvira" complete with a quote from Elvira!! Background card has been printed with a great patterned paper from Gecko Galz. LOL this was such a fun card to make.

You should have come to me from Anne's Blog and then head over to visit our Guest Designer for this month Leah Ann.

I am also entering my card at ATC's and Cards with Attitude in their Anything Goes Challenge.

Thinking of You in PINK!!

September 25th 2012

A new challenge for this week at Jacksons Digital Expressions and a great theme "Breast Cancer Awareness & use some sort of "Ink" Medium - I've used Copic Markers to colour Pink Ribbon Twyla from our sponosr this week "Bugaboo Stamps".

Trick or Treat!

September 23rd 2012

Some more creations using some new release collage images from Gecko Galz and as you can see we are all getting ready for Halloween!!! I've made some little accordian fold cards using double sided patterned paper - you can make 4 of these little cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 paper!! Below is a picture of the cards opened out.

Make sure you visit the Gecko Galz site for lots of wonderful inspiration from the DT and also to check out the current specials and new release products!!

I'm also entering these at the Smudgy Antics Blog - they have a colour challenge this week and I think my little owl card uses the colours perfectly!!

Just Clowning Around

September 23rd 2012
A quick reminder post for our "Circus Fun" Challenge at Wicked Wednesday - still a few days to get your entries in & have a chance to win some great images from our sponsor!!

For my reminder ATC I've used some freebie collage images from Freubels Freebies - Rian is so generous and has some really great designs available!!

Tickled Pink

September 22nd 2012

A very bright PINK tag made for my fellow Dude Time Doodles DT Member "Dawn" for her "Breast Cancer Awareness" Challenge and Fundraiser so make sure you get a "pink" creation done and link up to help support this great cause!

My tag uses "Breast Cancer Girl & Sentiment" from Dude Time Doodles - a super woman - and a great range of pink papers and fibres!!

And of course as it's Saturday I'm also linking this to Beverley's Pink Saturday Blog - so Happy Pink Saturday everyone!!

Giggle Fun in the Sun!

September 20th 2012

A new card made for the current challenge over at the Just Some Lines Blog. Their challenge is to use 2 different colouring mediums so for my card I used paint and a credit card to wipe 3 different colours of paint over a gesso covered coaster - I then pulled out my Rollergraph which I haven't used for years and "rolled" some swimming whales onto the altered coaster. I won some images last challenge (lucky me!!) so I used Emo at the Beach, coloured her with Copic Markers - my second colouring medium - fussy cut her and attached her to the coaster. I added my favourite embellishment - tea stained muslin (can't live without it!!) along with some sticky mesh, a little wooden peg, some tiny shells and a Tim Holtz "Giggle" tag and then layered it onto co-ordinating card.

I can't wait for Summer & according to our weather forecasters it's going to be an above average summer heatwise so the beach is looking great!!!

Circus Fun

September 20th 2012

A fun Circus Themed Challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday and we have "The Doodle Garden" as our sponsor. Yopu should be able to come ups with some great ATC's with this theme - there are so many wonderful Circus related images around!!!

Have a Bloomin' Great Day!

September 19th 2012

Our challenge this week at Dude Time Doodles is to use a "Sentiment" on your card so I chose to use the Bloomin' Great Day sentiment as a background for Gary Giftbearer!!

More inspiration can be found at the challenge blog and we would love to see what you can come up with! Remember your card needs to be themed for a "male"!!

Wedding Wishes

September 18th 2012

A new colour challenge at Jacksons Digital Expressions - make a note that we now have "themed" challenges so your entries need to meet the criteria!!!!

This week I've made a wedding card using the challenge colours - blue & raw silk & pink - I've used all metallic sheen card and a great Cuttlebug Embossing Folder & a fantastic "Bride & Grrom" image from Robert Jackson. I "highlighted" the image with lines of colour using Copic Markers & finished off with some little blue diamantis. We would love to see your colour creations this week!


September 17th 2012

A little ATC made using images from one of the new Halloween Collage Sheets released at Gecko Galz this month in preparation for Trick or Treat time!!! The window ATC frame is from a pack that I have had for several years and is from the "Collections" Range - I just love all the little windows - very fiddly to cut out and mount all the images!!! I added Scrabble tile letters to spell out "BOO" and added some cobweb & a plastic spider to finish off!!

I'm entering this at the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge as I have used the following items from their "itinerary": Red - Black - Creepy Crawler - Webs!!!

Learning to Fly

September 16th 2012
I made these 4 ATC's using gorgeous images from Lisa's Altered Art and backgrounds from Dezinaworld.

This first ATC is a "reminder" for our Love 2 Learn Challenge at Wicked Wednesday - this gorgeous tot is learning to fly!!!!

And the rest of the "set" use more "butterfly kids" along with various embellishments! Aren't they cute?

Edwardian Love

September 15th 2012

Another gorgeous Edwardian Beauty image from the new collage sheets available at Gecko Galz! The base card & victorian square die cut is some gorgeous digital patterned paper also from Gecko Galz!

I'm linking up to Pink Saturday with this card so wishing everyone a happy day!!!

A Sugar N Spice Xmas

September13th 2012

This card has been made with 2 ATC's I made sometime ago. I decided to use the ATC's to make an "non-traditional" style Xmas Card and when I saw the new challenge at Smudgy Antics I thought this was just perfect for their new Sugar & Spice Challenge - although they are cute & sweet the Faeries from Smeared Ink are still a little spooky & spicey LOL!!!!

Love 2 Learn

September 13th 2012

A fun new challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week - "Love 2 Learn / Geeks & Nerds" LOL!!! Can't wait to see your ATC creations for this great theme!!! Our sponsor this week is the Graphics Shoppe who have kindly supplied our DT with some great & very industrious "student" images for us to create with so make sure you check out what the rest of the DT have created, visit our sponosor and get your entries in!!!!!


September 12th 2012

A great fun & spooky FREEBIE image for our Guest Designer Challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week so make sure you pop over to the blog and grab "Wanda Witch" and make a creation for the chance to be a Guest Designer next month - we would love to have you join us!!! Halloween is not far away!!!

JJ Gardening

September 12th 2012

A great new CAS Challenge at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week and as you can see from the image I have used we have Bugaboo Stamps as one of our sponsors. I've used "JJ Gardening" and coloured her with Copic Markers and she has been mounted onto the background card which is a great new digi patterned paper from Gecko Galz along with some die cut vines. I have to say I just love this image - I am a Greenkeeper but also look after a garden for a little private school so this reminds me of me LOL!!!

Nothing But Blue Skies...

September 11th 2012

This is my latest ATC creation  using a gorgeous new collage images from Gecko Galz. The background of the ATC has been made with ribbon, lace & braid in the colours of black, white & blue as a reminder post for our colour challenge at Wicked Wednesday!!

Grin & Bear It!!

September 8th 2012

I'm sharing some CAS style cards with you using some great new release digis from Gecko Galz. I have swiped ink pads across the card and then printed the Alice In Wonderland images along with my own sentiments onto the card and added sheer ribbon to finish off!! I love the effect of these!

Make sure you check out all the great products Gecko Galz have available - remember there are new digis, collage sheets & patterned papers realeased every month!!

Black, White + One Other Colour!

September 6th 2012

As you can see this is our new colour challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week - I always love to create with black & white! Our sponosr this week is Birdie Brown Digital Stamps so make sure you enter for your chance to win a design!! Hope you like my cute little robot - I even added some little silver nuts to make him look very mechanical LOL!!! Can't wait to see your creations this week!

Feeling Blue!

September 5th 2012

Our new challlenge at Dude Time Doodles starts today with a "Blue" theme - you can find all the details plus more inspiration from the DT at the Challenge Blog! My card uses 3 DTD images: Grease Monkey Mike, ByPlane & a matching sentiment along with some great nuts & bolts patterened paper - just perfect for my card!

We love seeing your "male" inspired creations so be sure to link up before next week for your chance to win some DTD images!! And if you don't have any DTD images be sure to pop over to the store and see all the wonderful designs for sale!

Hand Made With Love

September 4th 2012
A new challenge this week at Jacksons Digital Expressions & it's time for an Altered Art Creation! Make sure you visit the challenge blog to see all the great inspiration from the DT!

My little gift box has been "altered" as it was a plain box temnplate and I have covered it with some gorgeous Japanese paer, added some fibre, ribbon, handmade ticket & of course a great image from Robert Jackson "Chef Eli". I think this is a perfect little gift box for some handmade sweets!!!

And another picture to show the dimension/shape of the gift box:

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