The Kathryn Wheel 2013 Calendar Challenge!

January 31st 2013

Well one of the things I wanted to do this year was some journalling as I purchased Kate Crane's DVD's quite some time ago and really wanted to have a play so I deceded that my journal would be filled with whatever I felt like doing so I don't have a separate journal for the calendar I am just mixing it all in with any other pages I create! Her eis the link to The Kathryn Wheel 2013 Calendar Challenge which I am linking up to! I really loved doing this with paint and collage images plus some stamping! I can't wait to work on the month of February!

The little squares for the days of the month are punched from Gecko Galz Patterned Papers and the little winged collage girl is from Ceremony. I used various rubber stamps with the swirl and letters and numbers. I loved getting messy with the paint and ink!

Love can be Scary!

January 30th 2013

A great new challenge at Wicked Wednesday for this week - "Gothic Valentine" - what a fantastic theme and lots of fun!! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - bet we see some great images and designs this week! Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps - love their images!

More Pink Inspiration!

January 29th 2013

A reminder for our "Pink" Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! This time my card uses a gorgeous image from Angie Delarie along with some die cut letters & vine & pink flowers and other embellishments!

Such is Life!

January 28th 2013

Sharing another "Aussie" themed creation for the Australia Day Public Holiday today! I've used another fabulous Angie Delarie Design - Ned Kelly - he was such fun to colour and use on this tag which I made based on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 for January. (I posted another steampunk theme tag earlier in January based on Tim's January tag also - click here to view). I love the earthy tones of this tag.

Tip Toe Through the Tulips...

January 27th 2013

My reminder ATC for our current "Add a Charm" Challenge at Wicked Wednesday! I've used 2 images from Just Some Lines for this ATC - Gab & a flower border. ATC has been coloured with Chalks (I sprayed a sealant on) and I added a little watering can charm which I thought was perfect for this!

I am also entering my ATC in the new challenge at the Just Some Lines Blog who just happen to have an "Add a Charm" theme as well!!!

Happy Australia Day!

January 26th 2013

Today is Australia Day - so to all my fellow "Aussies" - have a great day - we get Monday as a Public Holiday in lieu of Australia Day being on a Saturday - so a long weekend!!

Today I am sharing my first ever Journal Page using a great "Aussie Koala" image from Angie Delarie Scrapbooking (an Australian Designer!!!!) Make sure you check out Angie's Etsy Store for some more fantastic Aussie images along with a whole range of other great designs! And some very exciting news is that I have just joined Angie's Design Team so I will be sharing lots of creations using Angie's Designs!!! If you visit the Angie Delarie Scrapbooking Blog you can see the new releases for February and also some more "Aussie" flavour creations!!

I based my background on techniques/ideas from Kate Crane's Art Journalling DVD 1 & 2 - wow love these - so I just had to buy volumes 3 & 4 too (found a stockist in Australia)!!! I used a great set of Alphabet Stamps I got for Xmas, grass & leaves die cuts. And I did some journalling and added some of the words to the Australian Anthem. I had so much fun doing this page!

How much can a koala bear???  LOL!!!

Gecko Galz 30 Days of Valentine's Day!

January 24th 2013

Have you been checking the Gecko Galz site? The 30 days of Valentine's Day has started and a new card with instructions has been showcased each day! It's my turn today so make sure you pop over and check out the details!

My card uses patterned papers and digital image from the new January release collections which you can purchase so pop over and take a look - you can see the cards already showcased from the other DT members as well!
I almost forgot to link this up to the current challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow for their Tic Tac Toe Challenge - I used Lace & Ribbon & Pearls from the board (the middle row)!!
And I also remembered I used this months sketch from the CLP Challenge Blog to layout my card so have linked up there as well!!

Add a Charm!

January 23rd 2013
Time for this weeks challenge at Wicked Wednesday and our theme is to "Add a Charm" - make sure you check out the blog for lots of inspiration from the DT!! And our sponsor this week is Just Some Lines so you have the opportunity to win some images from their store!!

My ATC uses a gorgeous JSL image with some patterned paper, muslin, skeleton leaf, lettering and of course the birdcage charm! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge!!

Tickled Pink!

January 21st 2013

Time for the second challenge for 2013 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and for this next fortnight we have a "pink" theme - one of my favourite colours to create with! Our sponsor for this week is Digi Darla's Designs. My little die cut gift card uses Digi Darla's "Coffee Grandma" image - isn't she great!!We look forward to seeing your "Tickled Pink" creations for this new challenge!

*L*O*L*A* Lola!!!!

January 20th 2013

This is my card for the current challenge at the Just Some Lines Blog - theme this time is "Something New" and I've used several new items - one is the JSL image "Lola" which I purchased recently and hadn't used and also the great digital patterned papers I just bought from Gecko Galz "Smitten" (love the vibrant colours of these papers!!) I've been using my sewing machine a bit lately so added some stitching to this along with some bling, lace, braid & felt flower! I used the current sketch at Mojo Monday to layout this card!

Going Batty!

January 19th 2013

A reminder post for our "Embellish It" Challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Blog - you have until Tuesday Night to enter your ATC full of embellishments!! I recently purchased this gorgeous little bat from Angie Delarie's Etsy Store and couldn't resist colouring him and adding a range of embellishments especially for this challenge!!

A Valentine Gift Bag

January 18th 2013

Today I am sharing my little fabric gift bag using new release designs from Gecko Galz! The little gift bag is made from calico which I transferred one of the new Patterned Paper "Star Crossed" designs. I used an image from one of the "Hearts Galore" Collage sheets to make the fabric tag! I've put a lovely handmade soap inside - a perfect gift!

Remember to visit the Gecko Galz Site each day to see the gorgeous Valentine's cards we have all been making - complete with instructions - so don't miss the 30 Days of Valentines and get some romantic inspiration!! You can also click the Valentine "Tag" at the top of my sidebar to be taken to Gecko Galz!

I am entering my little bag in the new Craft Us Crazy "Valentine and/or Red Coloured" Challenge!

Embellish It!

January 17th 2013

A great new challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week - "Embellish It!!" We would love to see what embellishments you can use on your ATC! We have Stitchy Bear as our sponsor this week - they have provided the DT with great images for our creations!! I've used diamantis, a flower, a charm, some lace and other bits & pieces on my ATC.

Fairy Best Wishes!

January 16th 2013

Time for a new challenge at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge Blog complete with a new itinerary for you to choose at least 3 items to use on your creation! This challenge is being sponsored by Floppy Latte and I've used a great silhouette design printed onto my watercolour background along with the sentiment I typed.

Here is the itinerary:
1. Fish or Fins
2. Feathers
4. Frogs
5. Fancy Text
6. Flight
7. Four Colours
8. Flowers
9. Fairies
10. Fabric

I used 5,6,7 & 9!!! What will you use???

Reminder for The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge

January 14th 2013

You still have a week left to enter Vicki's "White as Snow" Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad - this is our first challenge for the year so we would love to see your creations!! I made a white and blue tag for this weeks reminder post and used an image from Lisa's Altered Art.

Outback Australia!

January 13th 2013

A reminder post for our current Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Jungle/Safari. For my reminder post I decided that I would go "Outback Australia" theme - I guess our outback is our jungle LOL!!! I had so much fun making this "patriotic" ATC with a fantastic Koala image from Angie Delarie's Etsy Store - I just love to find Australian images and Angie , being an Aussie, has several - will share another soon!! I added some texture, die cut leaves & grass and a great flag brad which my friend Jenn (owner of the Wicked Wednesday Blog) sent me from the USA!!!!

Someone's Head is Going to Roll...

January 12th 2013

A fun card for the current challenge at The Altered Alice Blog which has an anything goes theme! I recently purchased some great digis from Deidre Mosher's Etsy Store - I just couldn't resist this great Queen of Hearts image so I made a card with some scraps of paper and a few embellishments!!

Monkeying Around!

January 11th 2013

A fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week - "It's a Jungle Out There!!!!" Our sponsor for the week - DRS Designs - has provided our images and I couldn't resist this cute monkey swinging in the trees LOL!!! We would love to see your creations and as always you have the opportunity to win some images!!

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013

January 8th 2013

I decided after seeing a fellow blogging friends post "Terry" (she always has such inspirational stuff) - that I would try and join in the fun each month by following Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 and I actually got this made over the weekend - hooray!!! I didn't have all the elements/inks/embellishments so I "improvised" when I had to!!

Quote I found on the internet and printed on kraft paper, fantastic steampunk woman is from Gecko Galz - check out the whole set - some great digital steampunk images!!! Background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder - "Clocks". The little "gear/cog" in the bottom corner is from Tim's range and I used Distress Inks. I'm pretty happy with how this has come up!

White as Snow

January 7th 2013

Today is the day that the challenges resume at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and our first theme for this year is "White as Snow"!! We have a new sponsor "Classy Cards 'n Such" so make sure you visit their site and have a browse at all the wonderful things they have for sale!! You have a fortnight to enter so we would love to see your creations for this theme!!

My card uses an image from iTkUpiLLi - love this gal - she looks like she is doing the "Can Can" along with  lots of white texture (and some pink because I can't resist using pink & white together!!) I also added lace and a felt flower.

Now I am also entering this card in the new challenge at the Quirky Crafts Blog which has a theme of "something new with pink"!!! Several things on this card are new - from one the image is new and never used before also the lattice die cut and the felt flower!!!

Fairy Blessings

January 6th 2013

Oops nearly typed "2012" - takes some getting used to!! This post is to remind you that there are still a few days left to enter our "Fairy Happy New Year" challenge at Wicked Wednesday and have the chance to win a prize from our sponsor - The Graphics Shoppe.

Happy Birthday at Forever Friends

January 3rd 2013

A great new Birthday themed challenge at Forever Friends for the start of 2013. Michelle Perkett Studio is the wonderful sponsor for this challenge and as one of her former Design Team Members I have been given the opportunity to Guest Design for Forever Friends again and showcase Michelle's designs. For all the details and more inspiration visit the blog and get creating - you can never have enough birthday creations!!

I couldn't resist decorating another paper bag so I used Michelle's "Abby and Walter" image and coloured it to co-ordinate with these great "Chocolate Box" Digital Patterned Papers from Gecko Galz. I used Abby on the main bag and Walter on the little tag I attached at the handle. I added the "Happy Birthday" die cut along with a great new die cut flower and vine leaves and some tea stained muslin, braid and satin ribbon.

Fairy Happy New Year

January 2nd 2013

Our first challenge of the New Year at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Blog and our sponsor for this week is The Graphics Shoppe. The Graphics Shoppe were very generous and provided the DT with some of their great little fairy images for us to create with so make sure you check out their store!! The "Quote" on my ATC is from a new collage sheet from Gecko Galz. Can't wait to see your entries this week!

Dancing in the New Year!

January 1st 2013

What better way to start the new year than with a new challenge at the Desert Islands Crafts Challenge Blog and a fantastic new sponsor Rick St Dennis!

Our new itinerary is:
(remember to use at least 3 of the items)
1. Countdown
2. Fireworks
3. Party
4. Dancing
5. Music
6. Something New
7. Glitter
8. Gems
9. Black & White Plus One Colour
10. Anything But a Card

My image is from Rick St Dennis - don't you just love these dancing ladies!! I've made this card using items 4, 6, 8 & 9 from the above itinerary. We look forward to seeing your creation - you have plenty of time to enter as our next challenge doesn't start until the 15th January. More inspiration can be found at the challenge blog.


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