Ooh La La!

May 31st 2013

I bought a little mini art journal recently (pages are 2 1/2 inches x 4 inches) just to play around with and make some "small" little creations and play around with ink & paint backgrounds. I've made these pages with images from a collage sheet I got from Luna Girl (I was very lucky to be the winner fo their first ever challenge!!) I just love these "risque" divas - and they are perfect for the current challenge at the Luna Girl Blog - theme of "DIVAS"!!

I used Distress Inks & Paint for the background, added the cut out images, some stamped lettering and a bit of glitter glue to add some bling!

This is also my creation to remind you about the current "My Kind of Gal" Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad - LOL these lovely Diva's are someones type of gal!!! We would love to see your interpretation of this theme for our challenge!

On the Playground

May 30th 2013

Time yet again for our weekly challenge theme at Wicked Wednesday - "On the Playground" and the sponsor for this week is "Wax Fruit Company".  As always you have the chance to win images from our sponsor by playing along with us!

Bombshell Blog Hop...

May 29th 2013

Time for the latest Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop with a theme of "Banners" - I'm happy to be joining in with their hop this month! I've used Bombshell "Angel" - from the new set I just received in the mail - lucky me!!

I've used torn strips of paper to cover the three banners and then edged each piece with lace & braid - added a few embellishments and of course "Angel" and I have my Bombshell Banner!

Make sure you hop over to Kelli's Blog to check out her banner for the hop and if you get lost or have come along part way through visit Bombshell Stamps Blog for the complete list of hoppers!

Merry Xmas in May????

May 27th 2013

It's an "Anything Goes" Challenge at Just Some Lines so I have my little Xmas card with cute JSL image to enter in this challenge - I know it's scary thinking about Xmas already but it will be here sooner than you think LOL!!!!

May Wacky Holiday : Sunscreen Protection Day!!

May 26th 2013

Check out the Bombshell Stamps Blog for a "celebration" of Sunscreen Protection Day which is May 27th - some of the DT have made some creations for this day! I've used one of the Bombshell Digi Stamp Sets "Muertos Doll" and made a painted background with stamped wording "Use Sunscreen or Be Fried" LOL!!! Maybe a bit scary but a good warning!!!

At the Barre...

May 25th 2013

A reminder post for our "Song & Dance" ATC Challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday. I've made two more ATC's for this post - the first one features a great dancing trio image from Michelle Perkett and the second a cute little ballerina from A Day for Daisies. The background papers on bother are digital patterned papers from Fringe Art Etsy Store.

Of course I loved these ATC's so much and the digital papers that I made them both into cards:

I am entering this A Day For Daisies card in their current "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Dapper Dan

May 24th 2013

These 2 male themed cards use May New Release Digital Patterned Papers and Male Themed Collage Images from Gecko Galz! Each card uses the May Sketch from the CLP Challenge Blog. Sometimes it can be really hard to make masculine cards but not with these new products from Gecko Galz - I had a great time!!

National Scrapbook Day

May 23rd 2013

Over at the Gecko Galz Site this month we are celebrating "National Scrapbooking Day" by showing off our creations! I'm not into scrapbooking but made a couple of pages in a style that I felt was more "me" to celebrate the day - you can see list of supplies and details for my pages at the Gecko Galz Site along with the amazing creations on display so far from the rest of the talented DT!


May 23rd 2013

Finally got time to make my tag for May for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 and as usual I've added my own twist with what I have on hand. The rub ons I used were from the cheap shop, I've used a gorgeous Bombshell Stamp Set "Rose's Portrait" - my favourite at the moment and other little bits & pieces from my stash. I'm actually really happy with how this has come out and LOL I'm still managing to get my tag done each month so that's an achievement!

Song & Dance

May 22nd 2013

Time once again for a new challenge at Wicked Wednesday and we want to see your Song & Dance interpretation for your ATC entries this week! We have a new sponsor - The Greeting Farm who have provided the DT with some digi images to work with - their designs are so cute! Get creating - you have a week to enter and the chance to win a prize from our sponsor!

It's Life Jim But Not as We Know It!

May 21st 2013

Time for a little reminder for our Movie Magic Monthly Challenge Blog - our theme for this month is "Star Wars vs Star Trek" - what a great theme with lots of possibilities for creating!!! As you can see I've made a Journal Page using a well know "Spock" quote from Star Trek along with some little one eyed monsters from Dilly Beans!! This page was so much fun to create!

I'm also entering my page in the current "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog - LOL it's certainly "anything goes" on this planet!!!

I'm also entering this in the current Drunken Stampers "Star Wars/Space/Rockets/Flying Machines" Challenge as my page is certainly "out of this wrold" LOL!!

Felicity & Rhadel

May 20th 2013

Check out these 2 new designs from Angie at Angie Delarie Scrapbooking - the first is Felicity from the 50's and the second is Rhadel from the 20's - these were so amazing to create with - I love the "era's" these two gals are from! Make sure you check out the shop to grab these new designs! I can't wait to create some more things with these gals!

For my card using Felicity I used some great digital papers from Gecko Galz which were released this month - they are called "Dapper Dan" and although I have also made male themed cards with these papers I thought they were just perfect for this 50's style image! To lay out the card I used the current sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesdsay! I added some blue coloured highlights to the image to bring out the bit of pale blue in the background paper.

My second card with Rhadel I kept fairly simple with the embossed background and matching embossed border along with some black tulle which I gathered and the little yellow diamantis to add some bling! I love this image - very swish - looks like she is ready to "flap"!! I am entering Rhadel in the current Left of Centre Challenge - which has a Red/Black Theme - perfect!

Take Time for Beauty it is Everywhere in Nature

May 19th 2013

There is still a week left for you to enter the current challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad - "It's Natural". I've used an image from the sponsor for this challenge - "Stitchy Bear".

The Fortune Teller....

May 18th 2013
Firstly apoplogies for not visting blogs this week - I have been away working and had no internet/email access for a week - LOL - do you know how hard that is!!! I had a few scheduled posts whilst I was away and I see Blogger has been kind and they were posted here so that's a good thing! I will be catching up this weekend to see what everyone has been creating!

A reminder that your still have a few days to enter our "Show us the Future" Themed ATC Challenge at Wicked Wednesday!! For my ATC today I have used a great collage image from Gecko Galz and as you can see below I made it into card!

The Pirate King & Queen!

May 16th 2013

Time once again for a new challenge at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge Blog! We have a really great Itinerary for you this week and a new sponsor Sammi at Mad for Markers - so as always you have the chance to win some images - my pirates are from our sponsor!!

Here's the itinerary - remember to use at least 3 items on your creation!!
1. Colour Blue
2. Distressing
3. Doodling
4. Washi Tape
5. Texture
6. Bling
7. Dots
8. A Critter or 2
9. Fabric
10. White Accents

I've used items 1,2,6,8 & 10 on my card.

Patterned papers on this card are from Julia's Digi Designs Etsy Store - these papers are just perfect for the images and the colour theme. The layout of the card uses this months sketch at the CLP Challenge Blog.

Show us the Future...

May 15th 2013

Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog - "Show us the Future". Our sponsor this week is one of my favourites Just Some Lines. Jehanne has given us this wonderful Fortune Teller image to create with! We can't wait to see what your ATC's depict for this theme!!

Sitting Pretty

May 12th 2013

Firstly Happy Mothers Day to all the "mums" out there! For Mothers Day I am sharing my "altered wood block" using new collage images and patterned paper from Gecko Galz. My wood black was covered with Gesso then sponged all over with Distress Inks. I cut all the images/paper to size then distressed the edges and sponged the edges with distress ink and then used Gel medium to attach to the wood block, To finish I added some flower embellishments and a little charm and the quirky bird to the top LOL! The little "feet" on the block are wooden beads also painted with Gesso & Distress Ink.

I am entering my creation at the new LunaGirl Challenge Blog in their Bird Themed Challenge.


May 11th 2013

Remember we have a great challenge for this week at Wicked Wednesday "Tarot Symbols". Quite a few years ago I was in an Art Card Yahoo Group and we had several Tarot Card swaps where each person made a particular card of the deck then we scanned, printed and mailed out to all the participants. I have 2 decks of Tarot cards made this way!!! The above "Temperance" card I made - it's one of my favourties - I spent a lot of time researching the meanings of each card and creating cards that showed the symbols which reflected the card I was creating! I'm not sure who's rubber stamp I used on this Tarot card but I love it!

Queen of Pentacles

May 8th 2013

This week a great theme at Wicked Wednesday - Tarot Symbols and our sponsor is Delicious Doodles - my ATC uses one of their great images. There are so many Tarot Symbols to choose from so we can't wait to see the great entries we get this week!

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

May 6th 2013

In Australia it is not Spring but Autumn so flowers here are coming to the end of their time for this season!! The current challenge theme at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is "April Showers bring May Flowers" so we are loving all the great entries - you still have a week left to enter so link up!!

For this reminder post I have used some great new images from Gecko Galz to make my calendar pages for The Kathryn Wheel challenge! It did take awhile to cut oout all the flowers for each day of the week but I really like the effect! I tried to make a lattice background effect with some masking tape. I can't believe it's only the start of May and I have my pages done already - must be a miracle LOL!!

Bombshell Stamps May Sketch Challenge!

May 5th 2013

Exciting news - I am going to be a Guest Designer at the Bombshell Stamps Blog for June - I love the vintage & pin up themed stamps at Bombshell so am looking forward to my month!! Today I have made a card for the May Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps - I turned the sketch on it's side and created this Asian themed card using one of the Digital Images from the Geisha Set. All the papers actually come from Japan - I love the beautiful colous and textures of Japanese Papers! We can't wait to see what you can come up with for this challenge which runs until the end of the month!

Girls on Film!

May 5th 2013

A reminder post for our Sun & Surf Challenge at Wicked Wednesday. My reminder ATC uses a fabulous & sassy Pin Up Girl image from Angie Delarie Scrapbooking along with the Camera Tag which is a new release from Angie. And of course I couldn't resist making this ATC into a card!!!

A Rosey Angel!

May 2nd 2013

Time for a new challenge itinerary at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge Blog and once again we have Rick St Dennis as our sponsor - don't you just love Rick's images??

Here's the itinerary:
1. Skulls
2. Snakes
3. Roses
4. Gingham/Plaid
5. Emboss It
6. Recycle It
7. Glitter It
8. Black, White + 1 Other Colour
9. Fibres
10. Angels

For my card I used 3,4,5,7,8,9 & 10
Remember you need to use at least 3 items from the list!


May 1st 2013

Wow can you believe it's already May???? Time for a new challenge at Wicked Wednesday - "Sun & Surf" - with this weeks sponsor being 2 Cute Ink - as always our generous sponsor is giving you the chance to win some images! It's Autumn here and the weather is getting cooler so I look forward to seeing some "sunny" creations for this challenge!

Now I thought this ATC was so cute that I wanted to make it into a card - great for a little boy! I used the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to layout the card - it's fairly simple but I think the ATC has a bit of detail and is the main focus anyway. I am also entering this card in the current Cards for Men Challenge (cards must be for a man or boy) - their challenge is "Animals" and as this cute little lion is the centre of attention it's just perfect!

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