Thursday, 30 December 2010

Challenges: DZ Doodle, Delicious Doodles, Scrap Creations

Hi all, just can't get enough of this lovely cute bear digi freebie from DZ Doodle Digi.
I am entering this Card into the following Challenges:

DZ Doodle Digi and sketch : Happy New Year (free Bear Digi)
Scrap Creations: New year

Challenges: Kartenallerlei, Simon Says, Freshly Brewed, For Fun Challenges

Hi all, this is the cutes bear. I love his had saying Happy New Year. I wish you all a Happy New Year. I pray that 2011 will be full of good things for you all. Blessings Hilde.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 Kartenallerlei# 18 : New Year
Simon Says : Happy New Year
Freshly Brewed Challenges# 28: Celebrate/ New year

Challenges: Delightful Inspiration

Hi all,I only just found this sight and was unawear that I had already bought some Digi stamps from here a while ago, go figure!!. This is a progressive challenge, so everytime you enter you will receive a free digi. You will need to purchase one to start somewhere I guess, I bought these cute birds : Whimsical Cardinals-as this is the current challenge, I better hurry as today is the last day.

Desight 2 Delight:Delightful Inspiration: Whimsical Cardinals

Wednesday, 29 December 2010


Hi everyone, hope you all had a peaceful Christmas. I know I did. After the whole 'Drama' with my daughter having to have her Gallbladder out and the 'aftermath', totally throwing any of my plans out the window, we ended up having the best Christmas. It was just close family and it was so peaceful. We just stayed home and enjoyed ourselves. Ahhh... It was nice. We had weird weather, it was overcast most of the days, and not real hot either, which is unusual for us this time of year. I do feel for all my fellow bloggers with piles of snow and ice. Brrr!!... I am sure all that added some interesting moments to your festivities???
Just a quick pic of part of my very long work desk. I am blessed to have received some crafting items, and one of them was a new cricut cartridge call 'trim the tree', how appropriate now that Christmas is over, LOL and I splurged and bought myself a stamp from sugarnellie called Manga Princess, can't wait to try out both.
To the left you can see some Digi stamps I have printed out ready for my 'grown up colouring in' as I call it.
A wonderful New Year blessings to all of you and see you next week.
Blessings Hilde

Challenges: Sentimental Sunday, My time to craft

Hi everyone, hope you are having a wonderful day. I just love making Baby cards. It's all about new beginning, something wonderful, fresh and a new start. I am in love with this gorgeous Digi stamp and had this for a while. It's just too cute. I had to force myself to make a Boy one, I tend to lean towards the pinks LOL. But I am sure there are boys being born out there somewhere. Enjoy your day.
I am entering this card into the follwoing challenges:

 My time to Craft#121 : Something New

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Challenges: Partytime Tuesday, The CrazyChallenge, Digital Tuesday

Hi all, hoped you survived the Christmas season. I had the most wondeful peaceful Christmas ever. Don't know really why, but I enjoyed it very much. We all ended up with lovely gifts and a fantastic time together. Just the way it should be.
Here is my offering to the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday #27: Anything goes - Birthday
The Crazy Challenge # 47: Punch it out ( Die cut swirls)
Digital Tuesday Challenge#91: Anything goes ( Horse image is a digi)

Challenge: Stempeltraueme

Hi all, just felt like making a pretty colourful card and found this following challenge I am entering this card into:
Stempeltraeume# 63: Colourful Card

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas Pictures, Images and Photos
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,
Blessings Hilde

Challenges: CupCake Craft Challenge, Crafts and Me Challenge

Hi again, isn't this the cutest little bear? I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenge # 20: Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 122: Thankyou

Challenges: CCC, MFT

Hi again, hope you are all well and survived the Christmas feast. I must say I think I overindulged a little and now can't sleep, so am cardmaking once again, LOL. It';s my excuse and I am sticking to it.
I am entering this card into the following two challenges:

Cat's Corner # 40: Sketch and include a cat
Wednesday Stamp ClubMy Favourite Things : Simply Die namic; use dies or punches
(The swirl is my new die from sizzix, it's not 'new' but new to me, it'only the bottom half)

Challenges: NettieG's, CES, Anything Challenge

Hi all, sorry that the photo is a bit dark, it;s actually a lot lighter in real. Not sure what I did wrong there. The 'baubles' on the wreath are mini brads. So cute. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Sleep is once again escaping me, so hence some more card making.The wreath with window background is from NettieG's Digi images
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

NettieG;s Digital Gems #3: Wreath image
 CES#17: Anthing Goes
AnythingChallenge blog W 30: The Letter C ( C for Christmas Wreath)

Friday, 24 December 2010

Challenges: Audsentiments(DT), Simonsays, I love Promarkers, Creative Card Crew

Hi all, hope you are all enjoying the preparations for Christmas and not stressing out too much. My heart goes out to all fellow bloggers in England and Europe. That looks like a lot of snow....
Here in Sydney the sky is over cast and  quiet cool. Very unusual. Normally we have hot days leading up to Christmas. But I am not complaining, much easier to race around and get things ready when it;s not so hot.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Audsentiments # 18Anything goes ( DT call - I am trying out for it)
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes
 I love promarkers# 46: Anything goes

challenges: Moving along with the times, The Pixie cottage, Stampin Sisters in christ, 7 kids college fund

I hope you are all organized and getting your last minute preperations done for the BIG day. Merry Christmas everyone.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving along with the times: Anything goes (no Christmas)
The Pixie cottage # 50 : Sketch and Birthday
StampinSisters in Christ # 70: Use inchies
7 Kids College Fund # 11: Anything goes

Challenges: Partytime Tuesday, Paper Sundaes, Crafts and me

Merry Christmas to everyone,
 here is a card I came up with for the following challenges:
Partytime Tuesday # 26: Red, white and green - Birthday
Paper Sundaes # 49 : cut it out - by hand ( the red and white flower is hand cut)
Crafts and me challenge# 20 : anything goes

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Challenges: stamptacular sunday, craft your passion, papertake weekly, paperplaytime

Hi all, well another very restless night produced some more cards. I am not sure how many more challenges I will be able to do before the BIG day, but I have already surprised myself several times on how much more quickly I can make cards, upload and so on. Amazing. Only six months ago I had to get my daughter to upload photos for me, now i am doing it myself. I am quiet chuffed about that. I have indulged myselfe and bought these lovely dies from ebay /UK these lovely marianne creatable dies, the tree and the lovely circle behind the trees.
Iam entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday #90: Tree-mendous
Craft your passion # 37: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
Paperplaytime# 30: Christmas

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday #81

Here you can see the desk from my side, notice the computer in the front bottom  right. That is my computer. you can see my daughter in the background, in her section up the other end. And yes we have our own computer each. There was no way it was gonna work with homeschooling and me trying to run my business, unless we had a computer each. We tried with one for a while and took turns. I ended up with a few too many grey hairs. It was not worth the strees. This is much more fun. An yes she is finally well enough again to be computering again.LOL

Here is my little box of buttons. I should colour co ordinate them, maybe one day. Truth is I just love a good rumage.....

Here you see my end again from a different angle. It's a lovely bright and airy room. We have been very blessed. This room was originally ment to be the TV room, but we have used it for our work space instead. Works really well, especially with this lovely long table ( 3.20m)We bought it off Ebay for $20.00 and husband and son had to pick it up.....My husband very politely told me NEVER to buy furniture off ebay again.....!!!It came in 3 parts and they had to go through a shopping centre and two flights of stairs and to the back street into the waiting van to move it.
Ahhh yes, but it fits so well!!

Thank You, Thank You,  THANK YOU!!!
To everyone that commented on my blog and my last WOYWW. You are a nice bunch out there.
My daughter, after being dashed to emergency on the sunday with severe pain, then having her Gall bladder taken out (she is only 15) was quiet a shock to all of us. For those of you who are only just catching up, the doctors say its not common but does happen after severe weight loss or weight gain. Well my daughter lost 25 kg ( on purpose) she was a getting a bit chubby. We were watching how she was doing it, excercising and low fat, high protein, low carbs. ( Well she cut out the carbs altogether). She started in February this year and by August had lost the 25kgs she wanted to loose.
But just recently started to feel unwell and constantly tired, big dark rings under her eyes. Well we now know why. The blood results showed she had something wrong with the liver, unltrasound showed the culprit. One thing led to another and there we have it. She had Key hole surgery, and another related op two days later. She took a turn for the worse two days ago. But is now up and about and even went on a short shopping stint with me today.
Hallelujah. We are all good again. When the girl can go shopping we know things are improving.
So thanks again to everyone that has commented. It ment a great deal to me.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all, and especially good Health
Blessings Hilde

Monday, 20 December 2010

Challenges: Totally Paper Craft, Polkadoodles, Die Cut Dreams, Flutterby Wednesdays, Sweetstampin

Hi again, who can sleep? the wind is howling and it sounds like a thousand horses on the roof. Well card making time again I say. I really love the colours on this card, and even though you can't see it too well the shoe is very 'glitzy'.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Paper craft #47 : time to party
Polkadoodles W50: Age related Birthday Card
Die Cut Dreams#79: How girly can you get/
Flutterby Wednesday#135: Open
Sweetstampin: Celebrations

challenges: Fairytale Challenge, Craftycreations

Hi again, yeah I know, another card. I was up late last night, trying to get my mind off some thoughts that were going round and round. The best therapy I know is to make some cards.
I am entering this cute Baby card into the following two challenges:
Fairytale Challenge #4: Baby
Craftycreations #98 : Photo inspiration

Challenges: Die Cut Dreams, Create4fund, scrapbook sisters, 2 sisters challenge, totally gorjuss

Hi again, I really enjoyed this colour combo and was very pleased how this lovely image from NettieGs turned out.
Hope you like it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams#48 :  Christmas-Orange and Purple
Create4fun #51: Sketch
Scrapbooksisters#15: Nontraditional Christmas Colours
2 Sisters Challenge #18: Christmas
Totally Gorjuss # 61: for someone special ( this card is for my daughter, who just came out of hospital)

challenges: stamping royalty, simon says, sketchy colours

Hi everyone, how was the weekend? I hope you all had a chance to have a little rest, this is a busy week leading up to Christmas. We celebrate our Christmas on Christmas Eve, and I am looking forward to it. I am getting very excited. I love Christmas.
It's only stressful if you let it. You are in control, and remember it;s ok to say NO sometimes.
I give you permission not to feel guilty, LOL.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamping Royalty # 50: Bring on the glitz and patterned paper
Simon Says: Blue, White and silver
Sketchy Colours: Blue, white and silver plus sketch

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Challenges: StampTV, Stamping 411, Allsorts, CES

Hi again, I just love the colour combo of pink, white and black, it always looks so elegant somehow.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp TV - STVCSP6: pink,black, white
Stamping 411 # 182 : Sketch
Allsorts Challenge#83: Free and easy, anything goes
CES Challenge #17: Anything goes.

Challenges: A crafty little place, simple doodles, thestampman, stampsomething

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have had one of those weeks. so am enjoying some 'card time'. I am entering these CAS tags into the following challenges:
A Crafty little place # 68: Tag it
Simple Doodles#33 : Tag it out
thestampman #12 : Anything goes, tags
Stampsomething: tag or pocket

Challenge: Alphabet Challenge, Crafts4 Eternity, Alysundaychallenge

Hi all, well after the week I had , I could finally steel myself away for a little and make some cards. Ahhhh, such good therapy. Man I enjoy making cards.
Well I came across this awesome image and was just waiting to use it. I wasn't expecting to use it in green tones, but once I found the Crafts4eternity challenge and combinding with the alphabet challenge, you beauty.
Hope you like it. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - H for Hat  ( trying out for the DT)
Crafts4Eternity # 64: PeaSoup, Use the sketch and shades of green
Alysundaychallenge # 31 : Anything goes

Friday, 17 December 2010

Challenges: NettieG's Digi Gems, Top Tip Tuesday, Papertake, Stamping for the Weekend,Crafty Sentiments

Hi everyone, my my, what a week I have had. My 15 year old daugher had to have an emergency gall bladder removal, and we are now home again. She is recovering well under the circumstances. They reckon it had to do with her weightloss. She lost 25kgs this year. They can't really explain it, she certainly doesn't fit the criteria. I have a few extra grey hairs, but other than that we are all good. I am just so relieved that she is ok and getting better. Phew!! Could have done with out all of that. So all the things I wanted to do this week didn;t get done, not sure that I will be able to enter any more challenges until the New Year, but my guess is we are all in the same boat there.
Hope you like my CAS card I made with Netties Digi Image. I think the image is just awesome.
Thanks soo much.
I am entering this Card into the following challenges:

 NettieG's Digital Gems: Free Digi
Top Tip Tuesday# 14: Chrismas Inspired
Papertake: Christmas Birthday ( The Birth of Christ)
Stamping for the Weekend # 53: Christmas Theme ( trying out for the DT)
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 80

 It's Wednesday again, oh my. I have just taken a few shots and uploaded them, as I am just about to walk out again, as my beautiful 15 year old daughter has been in Hospital since Sunday.She had an emergency operation on Monday to take her Gallbladder out. Just came home to have a shower get changed, check my emails, and now will off again soon. My husband has taken over the next 'shift' so to speak.  How does this happen?she had lost 25kgs this year, and they reckon that 'could' have something to do with. I really think they don't know. She was in so much pain, we were beside ourselves to know what to do. Today she had a secondary prodedure that is related to the whole problem. For all you praying folk out there, certainly would appreciate some prayers her way.
Amazingly though I had the urge to take these photos and calmly upload them and write this before I scoot out again. Huh. This weird feeling like I am in the eye of a storm or something. Very calm.

Here you see my bag of promarkers, which I love, I had just started to colour in some digi stamps.

This photo you can see to the left of my big long table/desk. That is were my daughter sits and does her studies.

A closer look at my digi stamps. I had just printed off a whole heap and trimmed some back, ready to colour. I had to drop everything and leave it all. I am not sure at this point when I can back to it, don't even care it;s even more messy. Family first. There might not even be any christmas cards sent this year... see how things go. ( There's the Drama Queen coming out again!) Just need to catch up on some emails and  then off to the Hospital again.
Take care everyone, you just don't know when stuff happens.
All going well she should be back home on the weekend.
Blessings Hilde

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Challenges: Penny's Paper Craft, Craft your passion, Creative Card Crew, Tuesday Throwdown, Stamp something

Hi again, I really fell in love with this digi freebie from Digital Two for Tuesday. I just love this vintage image. Even though i am not really big on 'Santa', I do like this image, and I have someone very special in mind to give it too. I deliberately didn't put on any text or verse. This card just doesn't need it. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Craft # 44: Merry Christmas
Craft your passion# 35: Anything goes
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #28 : CAS
Stamp Something: Use a Digi

Challenges: Netties, Stamping B's, Top tip Tuesday, Annabelle Stamps, A spoonfull of sugar

Hi there, hope you have all been having a great weekend. My grandson's Birhtday Party today, he turned 3. He was enjoying being the centre of attention very much. I am catching up on my quiet time now, and see what I can come up with card wise, still have to make some more christmas cards. Havn't sent one yet. Better get too it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

NettieG's : Their very first challenge, the tree is their free digi ( check it out)
Stamping B's # 88: Use a star
Annabelle stamps: Say it in red and green
A Spoonfull of sugar# 133 : Christmas Card.
Top Tip Tuesday # 13: Use Ribbon

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? 79

Hi, I hope you all had a contructive week. I have been quiet busy, hence the two coffee cups, sorry about that. Am a sucker for lots of coffee while I am working. I make a lot of cards and sell them on ebay, plus my challenge cards. So much fun. I am working on some bookmarks at the moment and am using them for little gifts to send in with the Christmas cards for a bunch of friends. Believe or not, this is fairly tidy. I don't like 'setting' up my workdesk. What you see is what you get.

In this pic you can see a little more to the right of where I sit. It's a very long desk/table and there is a computer either end. I homeschool my daughter. She sits to the left and I sit to the right, unless I sit in the middle making cards, LOL. Confused? I will reveal more and more of the 'desk' as time goes on. Might even tidy up a bit, now there;s a shock. My daughter will be doing her year 10 at TAFE next year so will need to find something more contructive to do.God willing my little ebay business might turn into a big ebay business. Have a great week everyone, and thanks so much for all of your lovely comments. You are a great bunch.

Monday, 6 December 2010

challenges: Just Magnolia, crafty sentiments, anything goes, Magnolia downunder, onestichat a time, cardvaarks

Hi all, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Well things are looking up a little in Sydney weather wise, the sun is actually shining. I feel sorry for the rest of the state, floods everywhere.
I really felt like making a Baby card again, no one particular in mind, but they always come in handy.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia W 84: Anything goes, just add sparkles
Crafty Sentiments # 46: New Beginning
Anything goes: Congratulations
Magnolia Downunder #75: Patchwork
Onestitchat a time # 42: Old stash/new stash ( New: Nellie Snellen scalloped square, Old: background papers)
Cardvaarks: Monochromatic ( their last challenge)

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, well I did it. i have put my tree up. My little family tradition is putting up the tree by or around the 1st of December. We don't religiously follow the 4 advents or anything like that. We don't wait until a couple of days before the big day to put up a tree either. When my oldest children were younger we use to have a real tree. In our hot climate, some ugly straggly pine tree just didn't cut it for me. I was used to the beautiful spruce trees we had in Germany when I was young. So an uneven funny looking fir tree was not for me. To make matters worse the tree would look rather sad  after only one week. We always put it in a bucket of moist sand but it didn't work. So one day I decided that's it, I am buying a fake tree. This tree is roughtly 20 years old now, it gets resurrected every year, and it's still  gorgoeus. Sorry about the pic, I chopped off the top by accident. It has a lovely sparkly star on the top. New to this year is my chandelier which I also decorated in our new colours. I am normally a traditional colour girl, red and gold. But this year my 15 year old daughter wanted to try something different. So hence the new colours. Purple, silver and a hint of pink. Not sure if you can really see it on the tree. We elevate the tree so we have plenty of space for the presents. I am still catching up with decorating the rest of the room. When I told my husband about our new colour scheme he just grunted. So I'm not sure yet if that was good or bad, lol, oh well. It's done now. The only thing is now after years and years of collecting everything in red and gold, I havn't got any matching doilies or table runners.  Now i can't find anything to match up with it anywhere. Red and gold have taken over every single shop I have been to. Typical.  Well I might just see if I can get some material and make something. It might just have to wait until next year, unless we switch back to red and gold.....Mmmmm.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Challenges: Party Time Tuesday, Hodge Podge, Scrapbook Sisters

Hi again, ahhhh, my favourite, I love purple or close to it. It's my favourite colour. Combine purple with blue, turquoise, white, pink, green it always looks great. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday # 23: Anything goes ( add Happy Birthday)
Hodge Podge # 5 : Birthday Cards
Scrapbook Sisters # 13: Patchwork

challenges: Stamping ofr the weekend, StampsRus, City Crafter, Paper Play

Hi all, I found the cutest image of an angel. Isn't she adorable? I like her. I have 'tried' to make my card look a little vintage or shabby chic. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin for the weekend , recipe 52: 2 circles, 2 squares, plus button and bling
Stamps R us #10: Holiday Card
City Crafter Challenge # 38: blue Christmas
Paper Play Challenges W 48: Monochrome

challenges: Lexi;s creations, paperplaytime, Oohlala Creations, WagsnWhiskers, Cute Card Thursday, Paper Romance

Hi all, here is Frosty the snowman, or at least the card that the song inspired. We don't have a cold or snowy christmas in Sydney, so it feels strange to make this card, I have no idea who to send it too. Maybe to one of my friends with a good sense of humour.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations : Blue and Silver
Paper play time#27: Christmas Carol inspired ( Frosty the snowman)
Oohlala Creations#68: Christmas song (Frosty the snowman)
WagsnWhiskers: Snowflakes
cute card Thursday # 141: The blues
paper Romance # 27: Winter Theme

challenges: Flutterby Wednesday, Everything but the kitchensink, FabnFunky

Hi all, I do enjoy making a 'normal' card again, been so focussed on Christmas stuff, but then again it is the season. But just to keep me sane, I revelled in doing something different again. I heat embossed the butterfly. I stamped and embossed the image twice, once in silver on the black card and once in blackon the white card. I then cut them in half and matched the opposites up.So you end up with two sets. Which is awesome, because you can make two cards ofcourse. I just love the colour combo black and white with one. Hope you like it too. The background card (white perimeter) has been dry embossed with a tim holtz swirly pattern, and the blue printed pattern in on a glossy card. So lots of textures.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Futterby Wednesday # 133:  Open ( must have a butterfly, angel or fairy on it)
Everything but the Kitchen sink # 28: Textures ( Their last challenge, sorry to see you go, best of luck in the future, blessings Hilde)
FabnFunky # 51 : Birthday Card

challenges: the paper variety, a crafty little place, top tip tuesday

Hi again, well I thought I should continue with the untraditional Christmas colours, they are really nice, and I have honestly never used this one before. The backgound is a corrugated card in a brown marone colour, with yellow, gold and purple. Very different, but I like it.
Hope you do to,
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

the paper variety : (tic tac toe, pic three) Make a card, Holiday theme, use a die cut or cricut
a crafty little place #66: Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday #12: Anything goes