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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Challenge # 78 ~ Two DT cards for 613 Avenue Create

Wow, it's the last weekend in June! Six months till Christmas and 3 more months till the birth of our next grandchild (a little girl).
I've been out singing today, first at church in the morning and then again in the afternoon at a Progressive music afternoon. People came along to several churches in the one street in town and the choirs from each church sung several songs and there was an afternoon tea at the last one on the list.
This week at 613 Avenue Create, it is Anything Goes as usual and we don't have the optional twist. We hope to see lots of wonderful creations from you all  We have several sponsors this week ~ Limited Runs, Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and Fitztown. I got to choose two sponsors to represent.
I was lucky to receive this wonderful Dr Digi's House of Stamps image called Captain Thunderpants.
Here is what I did with it.......

SU Real Red cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Pebbles - Party with Amy Locurto ~ BOY
Image is  Captain Thunderpants from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Speech Bubble sentiment is cut from one of the papers in the same pack.
Sentiment is computer generated by me and cut out with a punch
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering my card into the following challenge:
(back later with some)

The second image I was able to use was this lovely image from Fitztown called Fae2
Isn't she delightful.....
Here is what I made, sorry it's a dreary day here and I took several photos and even scanned it but just couldn't get a true enough picture.
This one was done with the camera in the i-pad.......

Here is a close up of the image done on the scanner.......... the DP is actually a pale green but doesn't show up well in either picture. The image circle is white as is the sentiment circle.

SU Perfect Plum cardstock for the square cardbase
Blue cardstock from Quill for the diecuts and punched piece
White cardstock from stash for the image
DP is from Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad - Lilac Avenue Collection
Image is from Fitztown ~ Fae2
Sentiment is from SU set -
Nestie Dies - Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Nellie Snellen corner die
Punches - circle and scalloped circle
Pearls from SU
Copic Markers
Black Memento inkpad
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering my card into the following challenges......
(back later with some)

Now, we would really love to see what you create for the challenge this time, so get those bits and pieces out and your thinking caps on and show us your stuff!!! We would love to see you popping in to the DT blogs as well and letting us know how we went on the inspirational side of things.
Thanks for stopping by and to those who take the time to leave a comment, thankyou, thankyou!!!
Take Care,

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Challenge #18 Christmas with Sparkle N Sprinkle

Welcome to my blog, it was horrid weather yesterday, very windy and heavy rain. Apparently there was a lot of damage in the Adelaide Hills due to the high wind. A friend and I were out at Shirley's house where we had a Close to my Heart party and made some cards and checked out the catalogue for a few stamps. It was a good afternoon. I had been out in the morning to an exercise physiology clinic to check out some more exercise to help with my diabetes management. I have a few free sessions through a government programme to try and get people with major health issues fitter and healthier so in the long run there will be less drain on the health system. I just had a consultation and next week I actually do some of the exercise regime. It's hard finding the time to fit it in when I'm not babysitting or doing craft sessions etc.
It's Saturday, so that means a new challenge is starting at Completely Christmas - the theme is Anything Goes and as long as it is a Christmas project we don't mind what you make.
Our sponsor this week is Sparkle N Sprinkle and I chose this lovely poinsettia to use as an embellishment to my vintage Christmas image that was a freebie on the net.
Digi images are so versatile, don't forget that you can resize them and use them as embellishments too. That's how I have used this lovely poinsettia digi image.
Here is my card......

Dark Green cardstock from stash (had this a long time and it is a great green for Christmas) - it looks a bit black here but it's not quite that dark.
White cardstock
Images - Poinsettia from Sparkle N Sprinkle
           - Vintage couple was a freebie on the net
Embossing Folder -
Copic Markers
D/S tape Roller
Foam Dots
Tiny red bling for the centre of the poinsettia from Do Craft

Time for me to get some jobs done around the house, it's been hard getting washing dried at the moment. The dryer isn't working so I've put a couple of drying racks up in the lounge room and they take a couple of days to dry like that depending what it is.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you on the challenge blog.
Take Care and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Challenge 21.... A Get Well Card with Sassy Studios

Hi everyone, it is another cold day here in Adelaide, no rain yet but the sky has been threatening all day. I didn't feel 100% this morning but still went off to my PT session. She was kind on me and let me lie down on the bench press and do weights that way instead of getting up and down for the half hour. We did interval training and various weights - still came away with a headache, but I took a couple of tablets when I got home and it has settled down for which I am grateful.
Today brings a new challenge at Crafty Girls Challenges Blog and I do hope you will find time to link up one of your creations. We had 352 entries for the challenge that has just finished. If you get time to do some blog hopping, there were lots of fabulous cards to check out!!!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Sassy Studio Designs and I got to design my card using this fabulous image.
Here's my card.......

SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock for the square basecard and diecut and punched tag
Purple cardstock from stash (had this quite a while now, lol, and slowly getting through the pack of 100 sheets)
Textured White Linen cardstock from Quill for the image and sentiment
DP is from Merci 6x6 mini stack (also a long time stash item!)
Image is Get Well Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs
Sentiment is from SU - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Nestie Die - Adorning Squares
Punches - SU Word Window and complimentary tag punch (can't remember the name of this one)
Copic Markers
Memento Black Inkpad
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I'm off to do a bit more colouring as I have another couple of cards to finish off before the weekend and I have a busy day tomorrow so need to fit it in sometime today or tomorrow night. Hope your day has been a good one. Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and enter the challenge. We would love to see you there.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Challenge # 17 Holly Girl - Completely Christmas

Hi all, I hope you are enjoying your weekend and managing to do a bit of fun stuff for you and your family. Maybe catch up with rellies or friends or go on an outing or get time to play with your craft stash or maybe even get out to the craft shop for something to add to your stash, lol.
I started off this morning with a weigh-in and exercise as it is mid way through the 8 week challenge I am doing. I managed to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time so I'm happy with that.
I called in to see our daughter and we headed out to the shops for a few things, lunch and coffee. We ran into our youngest son and his wife and stopped for a chat with them before I dropped Rachel home and headed back here. I realised I forgot to schedule my post, so here I am furiously typing away to catch up!
This week at Completely Christmas we start a new challenge and as usual, it is anything Christmas goes, be it a card, a layout or a decoration.
Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps and I chose this sweet image called Holly Girl to use on my card.
Here is the pic......

SU Real Red cardstock for base card, die and matte
White cardstock from stash for the image and die cuts
DP is from Hot Off the Press - Forever Christmas Cards Paper Stack (the music one)
and the holly one is from - First Edition Paper - Christmas Village 12x12 paper pad
Image is Holly Girl from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Sentiment is from SU - Come to Bethlehem - the stamp is in one line, but I split it up so it would fit.
Nestie - Octagon die
          - Floral Doily Motifs
Bling from Do Craft
Pearls from SU
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

Well, hubby has been working all day and just walked in and now number 2 son has dropped in as well. Coffee time I think.
We would love to see your Christmas creations, we are half way through the year so if you haven't made any cards for your stash now would be a good time to start. Less pressure later on, lol.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear from you,
Take Care,

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Scottish Castle - Challenge 109 at Aud Sentiments

Another chilly day so I'm wearing lots of layers. I had some bad news this morning. I found out my cousin has cancer of the liver and as yet she doesn't know exactly what the prognosis will be. She is married and has a young adopted little girl so everything is very emotional for her at the moment as well as for my Aunty and also my Mum. Not sure whether she has told her siblings yet, so I would appreciate prayers for her.
Well, I had better get on and share my card with you as that's the reason for this post and also to let you know that there is a new challenge starting today at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. The theme is to make a card using a "Two Word Sentiment" - check out the blog for some freebies!!!
Our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and I got to use this image called A Scottish Castle - so pop over to the shop and check out all the digis.

Here's my card.......

SU Slate Gray cardstock for the cardbase, mattes and punched sentiment tag
White cardstock for the image
DP is from Cre8tiv 6x6 Paper Stack
Image is from Delicious Doodles - A Scottish Castle
Sentiment is from Close to My Heart
SU Real Estate Punch and a square punch to make the top piece
Pearls from stash
D/S tape roller
Memento Black inkpad

Our sponsor details are as follows:

This week we are delighted and grateful to have Delicious Doodles team up with us for our challenge!  We appreciate the images that they have provided for our Designers to use, and of course, the prize they are offering our winner!
You have till July 1 to get as many as 5 projects submitted for a chance to win the very generous prize of 
FOUR images of your choice from Delicious Doodles.

Check out the challenge blog for some free sentiments that you might like to use on your entry. We would love to see you linking up this challenge.
The DT have made some wonderful creations to inspire you so please stop by and leave them a comment too.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Emily Rain Showers - Challenge #76 at 613 Avenue Create

Brrr, it is so cold. Its after midnight so officially I am writing my post up on the right day. I'm sitting in the lounge room wearing a jumper, a windcheater with a hood, my coat also with a hood and a warm blanket wrapped around me and to top it off, my scarf wound around all my layers, lol.  My feet are still cold!!!
We are going out tomorrow on a trip with hubby's motorcycle club. He hasn't got any of his bikes registered at the moment so I'm going to go with him in the car!
There's a new challenge starting today at 613 Avenue Create and we would love to see you joining in. Our sponsors this week are Lacy Sunshine Stamps, Meljen's Designs and also Inky Impressions. I chose this lovely image from Lacy Sunshine to make my card. The theme this time around is as usual Anything Goes - with the optional twist of incorporating Subway Art into your design.
I chose to make a circular side step card.
Here it is.........

Pink cardstock from SU
White card from stash
Diecut was cut from SU Pool Party cardstock
DP (oops forgot to write it down and now I don't remember which paper I used)
Image is Emily Rain Showers from Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Sentiment is SU
Subway art found on the net
Dies - Nestie - Deckled Ovals
       - Joy Crafts ~ 6002/0146
       - SU heart die (cuts and embosses at the same time)
Punches - SU - Large oval
                      - Scalloped oval
Bling from stash
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
D/S tape roller

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting At The Weekend - Challenge 2 ~ Anything Goes

Well I'm off to bed as I want to get up early and go for a walk before we go out in the car.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see some of you over on the challenge blog.
Take Care,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Challenge #16 at Completely Christmas

Hi, I'm in a rush - off to craft at a friend's house and running late and it takes me at more than 30 mins to get there and I've realised I didn't schedule at post so now I'm quickly typing away!
It's our mid month challenge which means that we have a sketch for you to follow for your entries this week.
Our sponsor is the wonderful Lacy Sunshine and I got to play with this cutie again.
Here is my card....... it was also made in a bit of a rush so isn't quite what I wanted to achieve. I forgot about the sketch and had another card made and ready to photograph or scan and then realised it was this week that we had to use the sketch, lol. I did manage to get the image off the first card to use here but now I have to do something else for that one, so will probably share that later.

(will fill in later when I have more time)

We would love to see your creations this week so get your creative mojo happening and hope to see you at Completely Christmas Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment so I know you've been.
Take Care,

Thursday, June 12, 2014

First DT card for Crafty Girls Challenge Blog - Challenge 20

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today is my first posting as a DT for Crafty Girls Challenge Blog. I was excited when I received an e-mail to join this fab team of designers. Looking forward to working with everyone and hope to see many of you joining in with the Anything Goes challenges.
My first card is using an image from Eureka Stamps and here is what I did with it.......

Blue cardstock from stash for the basecard
White cardstock from Quill
Textured White card from Quill 
DP from Party with Amy Locurto - Boy
Image is from Eureka Stamps - Boy Balloon Holder
Balloon image was one I found as a freebie
Sentiments are - Happy from Memory Box Die - Happy Cloud
                       - Birthday is part of a stamp by SU - Express Yourself
Dies -  Nestie - Stars Five,
        -  Nestie - Classic Circles Small
        - Memory Box Die - Happy Cloud
Punches - Circle Punch and Corner Punch (X Cut)
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller

I am entering the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge -  Punches and Diecuts
Crafting by Designs - Birthdays
Papertake Weekly - For the Boys
Cardz for Guyz - #22 ~ A Child's Birthday
Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge #79 ~ Inspired by a Song ( mine was inspired by the Balloon Song from Winnie the Pooh)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Challenge #38 ~ Anything Goes

Okay, now that I've shared with you it's time for you to get creative too. The DT would love to see what you have made, so pop over and use Mr Linky to share and be in the running for some wonderful images from our sponsor.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
Bling from stash

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Challenge # 15 Sledding Snowman

Aren't the weeks flying by at present. Hubby and I went out last night to a friend's 60th birthday party.I caught up with a couple of people I haven't seen in a while and ate food that I shouldn't have been eating!!!
I went out yesterday morning for a coffee with friends. They were running late and our regular coffee shop's coffee machine was broken down so we ended up in another little cafe which we aren't very keen on, but is the only other alternative in the shopping centre. I did some shopping for the long weekend and for food I was making to take to the party last night. I arrived home and about 30 seconds later our daughter rang and wanted to go op shopping. I had to quickly make the dessert for the evening and then only had about an hour and a half to spare before I needed to go to my friend Shirley's house for the afternoon. We had about a twenty minute drive to go to the op shop Rachel wanted to look at. She has been looking for a chest of drawers to hold baby clothes and we were lucky enough to find just what she was looking for and it was under a 1/4 of the new price of the drawers. We had to do a bit of juggling with baby seats in my car so we could get it in the back seat - we tried to get it in the boot but it was too deep, we measured length and width and thought it would go in but forgot about the depth!!! I then had to have her follow me to craft and then she took my car home to her house so her partner could get the cupboard out and then rushed back to drop my car back to me, pick hers up and head home for a quick change as she got called into work two hours earlier.A bit of a run around for her but at least she makes a few more dollars and can now not worry about furniture for the baby's room. We even got a small unit with tubs in for toys at the op shop as the young lad helping me to put the chest into the car said they had just got them in and did we want to buy them, lol. That was handy and only $10 as well.
It is freezing cold here today, so I've lit the fire and staying inside. No craft this afternoon so I may try and go for a walk.
Well I had better get on and share my DT card for the new challenge that starts today at Completely Christmas.
Here it is.....

SU Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the cardbase
SU Real Red cardstock for the matte
White cardstock from stash for the image
DP is also SU - 41/2" x 61/2" pad called Season of Style
Image is Sledding Snowman from the Stamping Boutique
Die Cut- Spellbinders Nestie ~ Marvelous Squares
Punches - Large Oval and Scalloped Oval
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

Okay, am starting to freeze in this room, so I'll finish off and head back out to the fire, lol.
We would love to see your Christmas creations so pop over and enter the challenge and add to your stash at the same time.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Challenge 108 - Cool Guy

A energetic day for me today, I started the day of with a PT session, a bit of grocery shopping. My new DIL popped in to grab some paperwork so she and our son can have their coffee machine fixed or replaced. A quick lunch. Our daughter was going to pop in and pick up a couple of things and a friend rang to see if I wanted to go for a walk with her. So.... waited for Katie to come and in the end rang her and said I would just leave the things for her(she was running late) and headed out for an hours walk around the Torren's river in town. We drive there and leave the car near the weir and then walk!!! On the way back we stopped for 5 minutes to have a coffee. Thought it best not to linger and have the muscles seize up on us as we were only about 10 minutes or so from the car by then. The weather held off and it was a relaxing time even though we were pacing it out. Tea out at the hotel tonight and then I've got church choir practice. Normally I go to craft in the afternoon but my friend Jane, has got a bad cold and didn't want to pass it on to anyone else, another friend is away on holiday so there was no point in changing the venue, so I cancelled it altogether. It's always nice to get together but at least I got some exercise, lol.
It's time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments and this fortnight the theme is - A Sentiment for a Guy.
Our sponsor is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps.
Here is my card.....

SU Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the cardbase
SU Very Vanilla cardstock
White cardstock from stash for the image
Yellow cardstock from my scrap pile
DP from Sugar & Spice Studio - Outdoor Adventure 12x12 paper pad
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps -  Guy - Surf
Sentiment is from Close to My Heart - Born to Ride - Everday Life
Starfish stamp -Whiff of Joy - Life's a Beach set
La-La Land Craft Die - Cloud set die (sun)
Copic Markers
D/S tape roller

Can't wait to see all those fab male cards. Pop over to the challenge blog and link up an entry for this fortnight and someone from the DT will be stopping by to leave you a comment. Please stop by the DT blogs and check out their creations too.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Challenge # 74 - It's All About You! - A bookmark for me

Hi, it's once more time for a challenge at 613 Avenue Create. The theme is Anything Goes with an optional twist. This week's twist is "It's All About You!" - Make Something for Yourself.
We have two sponsors and they are Fitztown and A Day For Daisies. I got to choose this fabulous image from ADFD and I used it to make myself a nice, long bookmark. I added a sentiment that reminds me that we are all unique and a part of God's Creation.
Make sure you check out the rest of the DT creations and pop over to the sponsors shops to check out all the wonderful digis.
Here is my bookmark......

and a close up of the image called Book Time by ADFD

SU Very Vanilla cardstock for the bookmark and the die cut flourish
White card from stash for the image
Image is from A Day For Daisies ~ Book Time
Sentiment is from SU - Trust God
Copic Markers
Black marker pen
Memento black inkpad
Eyelet from stash
Ribbon from stash
Tools:  Cropodile, Tacky Glue and D/S tape roller

We would love to have you visit the neighbourhood this week and join in this fun challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations. Hope to see you dropping in on my blog too this week.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
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