Monday, 28 February 2011

Challenges:Marks fines papers, Totally tilda, Cutie Sunday, Stamptacular

I had this card ready waiting in the wings( believe it or not, but I dreamt this layout and sketched it on a piece of paper next to my bed), and had almost forgotten about it when I saw these challenges coming up I knew this was the perfect card for:

Marks finest papers# 44; Use food on your card ( basket of fruit)
 Totally Tilda# 17: Fruity Tilda
Cutie Sunday# 133: Your favourite Stamp ( I really like all tilda's, but this is my favourite -at the moment)Stamptacular# 100: you've been framed

Challenges:Delightful Inspirations, Digi tuesday, Stempelsonne,Papercutz, Onestopcraft challenge

Hi all , We are all love the feeling of spring don't we? I just love this beautiful design from designed 2 delight, over at the Delightful Inspiration Blog This is a progressive challenge, once you are in the loop you will receive a free digi each week.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Inspiration : Free Digi ; Daffodils
Digital Tuesday# 99: Punches ( MS border punch)
Stempelsonne#31: Spring
Papercutz#80: Spring
Onestopcraft challengeW120: Spring Flowers

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Challenges: Stamp, scrap and doodle, CES, Craft4eternity, ICS, Crafty Cardmakers

Hi again, I am on a roll, just heard from a friend that needs to know that I care. I thought this sentiment was perfect for her. The paper just reminds of spring and so do the butterflys. An easelcard isn't always my first or most favourite card, but I do love them. I hope you can see all the glitter on the little girls skirt. Just too cute. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CES Challenge#25: Flowers and Flutterby's
Craft 4 eternityy : Make and Easel Card
 Inspirational Card Sketches# 103: Easel Card plus sketch
 Crafty Cardmakers# 40: Fairies and 2 paper punches ( SU butterfly, MS borderpunch)

challenges: Little red wagon, crafty catz, prarie fairy, sunday with chrissie, my sheri crafts

Hi all, hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I am!!. I finally got to rest up and catch up on some
 much needed sleep. Looks like i am finally on the tail end of this virus that has been trying to get me as well. Hallelujah. Busy day tomorrow, so am trying to get some more cards in before time gets away again. Blessings Hilde. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz# 71: Friendship
Prairie Fairy# 47: Inspired by a song ( Born to be wild)
Sunday with Chrissie : It's all about Love ( love between boy and dog, his best friend)
My sheri crafts #46: It's all about boys

Challenges:My time to craft, Paper Pretties, Hanna and friends, Moving along with the times, Friday Sketchers, Sweet Stampin, If the shoe fits

Hi all, I just love vintage images. It's great now that there are so many around. This was a freebie from a while ago. Just love it. I have used her a few times now in all colours. Today I am using mainly purple/lilac. One of my many favourite colours.
I am entering her into the following challenges:
My time to craft # 129 : Hats
Paper Pretties # 142: Glittery ( lots of glitz on the dress)
Hanna and friends # 83: Purple plus one
Friday Sketchers # 143: Sketch
Sweet Stampin : Oh so girly
If the shoe fits# 68: Let your purple shine

Challenges: stamp something, jugs, crazy4challenges

Hi all, well I really like this challenge, hope you give it a go as well.
Often at a loss to know what to give people for a present, most people have everything, and you don't want the cost to blow out. I have given packs if cards away as a gift before but not in a matching envelope box.
Go to..........Just us Girls..........and follow the easy intructions. Really worked for me, though I had to change it a little to suit me in cm rather than inches as my scorpal is in metric.
I am entering this card gift pack into the following challenges;

Stamp something: Something with flowrs
Just us girls # 73: Envelope Gift Box
Crazy4challenges# 76: use flowers

Challenges: Creative Inspirations

Hi all, hope you all had a wonderful week. Hard to believe the weekend is almost over again. I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Creative Inspirations # 100: Stripes

challenge: Timborscrapmania

Hi all, thought I would try out for the suspension card challenge at the Timbroscrapmania challenge blog. I had never done one believe or not, so just kept it simple. Blessings Hilde

Friday, 25 February 2011

Alphabet Challenge: Q for Quotes

Hi all, it;s Friday so that means another great challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge Blog
So head on over there and enter this weeks challenge which is Q for Quotes.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
 Paper Romance# 39: Anything Goes
Nightshift stamping# 55: brds
Paper Play challengesW 8: Let's go sentimental
 Rainbow Lady's Challenge# 141: Shabby chic
Ai Factory Challenge # 69: Monochromatic

Challenges:Cutie Sunday, Stamp with fun, Crazy Challenges, Stamps r us, Papertake Weekly

Hi again, onto one of my favourite colour combos (again) pink and brown, what can I say?
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cutie Sunday # 132 : Pink and Brown
stamp with fun # 99: 3 papers, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon
the crazy challenge# 55 : Baby Love
Stamps r us: For the girls
Papertake Weekly # 53: Sketch

Challenges:Pear Tree Designs, Craft your passion, Passion for Promarkers, Flourishes, Stampchallenge, Cardmad Fairy, Polka Doodles, Crafty Catz, 2 Sisters, Easycraft Project

Hi all, this one is a card for a man, even though I am sure could be used for a lady as well. It's the first time I used my new angel wing die. Just love the way they look, used an old war library book for the paper. I partially embossed the background card, just to give it a bit of interest.I also cut out the key and padlock image. All coloured in with Promarkers, used an ink pad to distress the edges of the wings.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Pear tree Designs # 37: One Colour
Passion for Promarkers #88 : One for the boys
Flourishes TT # 106: Birthday
Stamp something : Somthing funky
Card mad fairy: Dig Stamp distress
Polka Doodles W7: Choc Colours or real choc
Crafty Catz # 70: One for the Men
2 sisters # 27: Embossing
Easy Craft Projects #32: Boy or Man card

Challenges:Less is more, Flutterby Wednesday, DYSU, Stamping B's, Crafty Sentiments

Hi all, just love Daffodils. I always forget where I planted them and love getting the surprise when they pop up where I least expect them to by, lol. These speak of spring to me big time and are beautiful.
Just love them.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

W 3Less is more: Spring
Flutterby Wednesday# 43: Anything goes
DYSU: Anything Goes
Stamping B's#99: Use a flower on the card

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Challenges:the paper players, incy wincy, scrap creations, hand stamped sentiments, a spoonfull of sugar

Hi all, can't believe we are almost at the end of a week again. I am trying to work out colours, and sometimes you just draw a blank. Does that ever happen to you? One colour combo I always like is lime green and pink. I always find these colour comforting.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs # 81: Unse punches or dies ( Oval Nellie Snellen Die)
Scrap Creations : birthday card
Hand Stamped Sentiments#56: To Die for ( Oval Nellie Snellen Die)
A spoonfull of sugar# 140 : Birthday Wishes

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Hi everyone! Just purchased some new stamps and can't wait to try them out. I have printed some sentiments onto watercolour paper. Not sure what I was thinking excactly at the time. I am sure it made sense then....

 I really need to clean up my space some more. My desk seems have this 'magnetic' quality. As soon as I clean it, out of nowhere all this 'stuff' mysteriously appears...mmmmh.!!
Not sure if there is such a thing as a work desk fairy. If there is , I have one that's doing the reverse, LOL.
Ha, at least I know where everything is, mostly.
I just give everything a gentle shove and there is always enough room to make something.
Hope you enjoyed your snoop today, can't wait to see yours. Blessings Hilde

Monday, 21 February 2011

Challenges: Chrisitian paper, Whoopsi Daisy, Stamptacular, Paper Sundaes, One stitch at a time, Lollipop crafts

Hi all, I know this is an old saying, but nevertheless, it still has a powerfull meaning. It cheers me up everytime I see it. I could quote many scriptures and they are all wonderful, but sometimes we just need to make lemonade. LOL.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 Christian Paper Crafts # 94: comforting words for a friend that is going through a storm of life
( My best friend is going to receive this card as she has had more than her share of bad news. She has a good sense of humour and would appreciate the sentiment)
Whoopsi Daisy: For someone special
Stamptacular # 99:  SOS someone special
Paper Sundaes#57: Masculine Colours
One Stitch at a time# 50: anything but a square
Lollipopcrafts # 27: Black/ white and one colour

Challenges: Delightful Designs, Bawison, Allsorts, Aud Sentiments, Tuesday Tagger, Top Tip tuesday

Hi all, had a wonderful weekend, even though busy looking after my grandchildren. I am quickly posting this as my youngest grandchild will be in charge of me today. So no time for card making today. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 Delightful Inspiration: Appliqued Tree
( this is a progressive challenge, you will receive a free digi evertime you enter, just need to buy the first one to start with. I was part of it before but missed a few, so am now in the loop again)
Der Die Das BlogBawion : Blue/Green
Allsorts #91: inspired by nature
Audsentiments#22: Trendy Sayings
Try it Tuesday: The Sky is the limit
Top Tip# 22: All stitched up

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Challenges: Fun with Shapes n more, Teddy Stampers, fuzzy wuzzy, Patties creations, mytime to craft, incy wincy, dysu

Hi again. One of my many favourite colour combos is pink and brown. I managed to fiddle around on the computer and fuse two different digi stamps together and made the teddy sit inside this lovely scallop circle, which I cut out by hand, I think this will only be a one off, lol. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Teddy Stampers# 30: colour : pink, brown and white
Fuzzy Wuzzy challenges # 6: Birthday Wishes ( feature and animal)
 Pattie's Creations# 15 : Pets ( Do Teddies and ladybugs count?)
My time to craft # 128 : Circles ( Polkadots and circle scallop for main image)
Incy Wincy Designs# 81: colour me wonderful (Promarkers for main image and ink for edges)
 DYSU#7: Dots

Challenges: Papertake, Shelly's images, paper pretties, paper play, crafty sentiments, crazy4challenges

Hi all, well I am so tired I can't tell you. I looked after my 3 and 1 year old grandchildren today. I love them soooo much. But I have had it. Just have a litte time to myself now and relaxing making some cards, before another all day event tomorrow, but only one of them this time. Phew. There is a reason you have kids when you are younger, lol.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Putting on the Glitz ( lots of stickles on her top and shiny blingy brad flower centre)
Shelly's Images:TTT Challenge: Show us what you got
Paper Pretties: Create a card for a child
Paper Play W 7: Add shine ( added lots of stickles to her top)
Crafty Sentiments: lemon and lilac
Crazy 4 challenges # 75: Use Dies ( I used Martha Stewart edge punch and sizzix flourish die)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Challenges: clean & simple, creative inspiriation, Lollipopcrafts, Digi Tuesday, Digistamps4Joy

Well, here it is, same image as the last post. Almost the same colouring. I am soooo predictable....
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Clean & Simple # 128: Sketch
Creative Inspiration#99: Plain and Simple
Lollipop Crafts # 26: Use your favourite colouring ( I love to colour with promarkers)
Digital Tuesday#98: Use a Digi and a Diecut
:Digistamps4joy #13: Going Sentimental

Challenges:Wild Orchid, Bastelmuehle, Creative Cottage, Flourishes, Everybodyart, Meljens, If the shoe fits

Oh my goodness. You will see that this post and the next one has the same digi image, but not only that but I coloured almost identicly. Two different days, two completely different cards in mind and still the same. LOL. Oh well. I received these lovely background papers free with the australian card mag and love them. so am using them while I got them and am in the 'mood'. Even though the flowers on the Stamp are different, I think it still matches. Flowers right?
I am entering this Card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid# 17 : Sketch
Bastelmuehle # 7: ABC Challenge- B fuer Blumen
The Creative Cottage# 33: Fabulous Flowers
Timeless TuesdayFlourishes# 105: 3 Patterns
Everybody Art Challenge # 129: 3 papers, 3 Flowrs opt. Ribbon
Meljens Designs # 46 : Happy Birthday
If the shoe fits # 67: Happy Birthday

Friday, 18 February 2011

Challenges: RRR, For Fun, Forgotten Scraps, Totally papercrafts,Scrapcreation, Charisma Cardz, 7 kids, Bunny Zoes, Flutterby, CCW, Stamping Royalty

Hi all, I am on a roll and really enjoyed colouring this flower collage stamp.I used several different digi stamps and put them together to create this floral carpet. I used Pro markers and am still a learner in many ways, but am loving the markers.
I added just enough glitz to make it interesting and enjoyed creating this card with it's rainbow of colours.
I am entering this Spring Themed card into the following challenges:
RRR#18: Springtheme
For Fun Challenges : Happy Birthday
Forgotten Scraps # 3: Spring or Flowers
 Totallypapercrafts# 54: Do it with Digis
Scrap Creations; Spring Fever
Charisma Cardz # 7: Spring has Sprung
7 Kids College Fund# 15: Calling all squares ( A square card)
Bunny Zoe's # 9: Spring Flowers
Flutterby Wednesdays # 142: Rainbow or rainbow colours
(I used all the colours in the rainbow on this card)
Creative Craft World: Use a square
Stamping Royalty# 59:  Mark it up ( I used promarkers and glitz)

Alphabet Challenge : P for Paper Piecing

Hi all, hope you had a wonderful week so far. Can't hardly believe it, Friday again. Where did this week go. I must say I am quietly pleased how my paper piecing has turned out.
This weeks challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge Blog is P for Paper piecing.
I love these oldfashioned dresses and fell in love with this image. The fan, hair and skin are all coloured with promarkers. The top part of the dress is a different paper pattern to the bottom.  I slighty enhanced the edges with a red marker.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Your next stamp# 36: Paper piecing
I love Promarkers # 53: Paper piecing
the ABC Challenge: O for Oldfashioned ( nor more than 4 other challenges)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Challenges:Stamping Sisters, Less is more, totally papercraft

I (tried) to imitate a ribbon. Seeing it;s only ment to be one layer. So I made a line across with a ruler and coloured it. Wont be doing that again!!

No can't do, can't pick. You will have to pick one. Not sure if I hate them both or love them both.
One layer ....indeed. I always thought of myself as a CAS card maker. WRONG!!!! It wasn't until I decided ( what was i thinking??) to enter the CAS challenges and the new blog 'less is more' with the one layer theme that I realised how hard it was. No I take that back, cruel is the word. LOL. I looked up the meaning of a CAS card, white space indeed !!! My brain is telling me to fill it all in, not to leave it......!!! Ahhhh. But I am learning.... After two ( or was it 3?) coffees and going through all (ALL) my stamps, this is all I could come up with.   He , he, loved every agonising minute of it.
Ohhh, nothing hurts more than to be stretched....
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Stamping Sisters in Christ# 75 : Keep is Simple/ One Layer
Less is more W2: One layer/ flower or tree
totally papercraft#53 : Clean and simple

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Hi all, what a week. I did clean up my workspace ( I did!!!)  But within hours it was like this again. I just couldn't find anything when it was all cleared away. I hope I am not the only one that can only be creative with a messy table, LOL. Anyway, I can't really explain it, but when I am surrounded with all my 'stuff' ideas seem to just 'come' to me. I see this paper, this colour and it just all seems to fit, if you know what I mean. I normally don't plan to make a card it just 'happens'. Oh well, so that is my excuse to keep my desk like point in cleaning it up again away....pretty much like one of my sons would say when he was younger and I was always on his case to make his bed, he would try to explain to me that is was a waste of time, because he would mess it up again anyway, when he went to bed where did he get that from??
Looking forward to having a sticky beak over at your place...
blessings Hilde

Monday, 14 February 2011

Challenges:Stempelsonne, Annabelle stamps, Stamps & fun, die cut dreams, CES, Cuyl, Craft your passion, Sketch Sat

Hi everyone, new week on it's way already, some days just go too quickly. I love making baby cards, and pink is one of my favourite colours. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamps & fun# 34: Anything goes
Die Cut Dreams# 83:  It's a girl
CES Challenge Blog # 23: Cute & Cuddly
Challenge up your life#37: Monochrome
Craft your Passion# 45: Use Pink
Sketch Saturday # 142: sketch

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Challenges: Pals Paperart, The sugar Bowl, I love promarkers

Hi all, at the moment I feel like I am the pick up guy, delivery guy and overall taxi and babysitter of the family. I'm not complaining, I know it's only for a season, buy boy, try to get a card done here and there. Frustrating.
A love sugar nellie stamp called just a girl. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Pals Paperart # 80: vintage
 The Sugar Bowl#53: Sketch and colour pic( must be sugar nellie image)
I love Promarkers# 52: 1st Birthday bash and blog hop

Friday, 11 February 2011

Card Challenge entry

I found this cute little image on the freebie blog. Love those two little love birds.
Just wanted to do something a little different and needed desperately to try out my new Martha Stewart deep edge punch. Just gorgeous, cuts through like butter. Love MS punches. Image coloured with pro markers of course.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers#86: Let there be Love
Scrapbook sisters #22: My Valentine
 Cutie Sunday# 130: Hearts
Easy Craft Project # 120: Valentine Love
Saturday Challenge #120: Valentine
Incy Wincy# 80 : Love
Crafty Cardmakers# 39: Hearts
Scrappy Frogs: Love is in the Air
Crazy4Challenges # 73 Valentine
Crafty Anne's # 35: Love is all around
 Sarah Hurley# 29: Be my Valentine/Love

Challenges: Paper Minutes, Scrap Creations, Critter Challenge

Hi all, I just found this gorgeous digi on the freebie blog and love those two stripey cats. They look like their up to mischief if you ask me...LOL.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Minutes# 152: Sketch
 Scrap Creations: Animal Antics
Critter Challenge Blog: # 51:  Critter/Animal

Challenges: Stampin B's, Do you stack up, Ohlala Creations

Hi again, I really love this bird image and have made many cards along this line and with similar colours. I even did one for Christmas in this design. I have addes some 3d silver wings to the birs and some flourishes to give it that little flair. Love flourishes.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin B's #97: Use a bird on your card
Do you stack up #6: Ribbon
Oh la la Creations#73: For someone special ( for my friend who needs a little encouragement)

Challenges: Inspirational Cards Sketches, Southern Girls

Hi all, just fell in love with this sketch, and it lends itself to a wedding card. I chose this blue and chocolate colour scheme as it is fast becoming my favourite.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Southern Girlss: Blue & Chocolate (AUS)

Alphabet Challege: O for Orange

Hi everyone, it's Friday again. Head on over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog
This week it's O for Orange, focus on the colour.
I am enterting this card also into the following challenges:

Stamp Something: February Digi Challenge
Phindy's Place # 41: Embossing ( background is dry embossed)
Totally Papercraft: Friendships ( My sister is my best friend!)
Flourishes # 104: button up
Creative Card Crew: For a loved one
 Marks finest Papers# 41: Self made  flowers
Sweet Stampin : Spring flowers
Fab n Funky: #59 Tempting Texture