Sunday, 26 June 2011

Challenges:Sweet Stamps, Creations by Gill, Daring Cardmakers, I love Promarkers

Hi again, I have always love Dragonflies.I just looooooove them, they are my favourite insect, then comes the ladybug a very close second. When I see dragonflies it means summer to me, they make me happy. I remember my brother inlaw telling me once that when you have a pond and you see dragonflies near it or hovering over it, that's a good sign. It means your pond is in good condition.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin: Something old,( Martha Stewart border stamp)something new( dragonfly image)
Creations by Gill#10: Use the colour blue
Daring Cardmakers: something old.... MS border punch
Something new.....Dragonfly image
Something borrowed.....mmmmh
Something blue dragonflies
I love Promarkers#71: Anything goes

Challenges: Digital Tuesday, City Crafter, Scrap Creations, Ai Factory, Delicious Doodles

Hi again, Just really felt the need to use big colour, lol. This is how it turned out.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday# 116: Favourite Ice cream combos( Orange and Strawberry Gelato)
City Crafter# 62: Use the number 1
Scrap Creations: Animal Kingdon
Ai Factory: A beary cute challenge
Delicious Doodles# 31: Cute and Cuddly

Challenges:Your next stamp, Our creative corner, Marks finest papers

Hi again, love this butterfly, any excuse to use it is fine with me. This is my style. That one I wish I could do more of. I like classic, elegant, love black and white anything, am in love with the butterfly die cut, and really enjoy using these classic look papers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Your next stamp: Black, white and one
 Marks finest papers# 61: Make it Sparkle ( I added lots of stick on jewels) Very sparkly

Challenges:Celebrate the Occassion, Sundays with Chrissi, Crazy 4 Challenges

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion#19: Celebrating Summer ( must have a sun on it)
Sundays with Chrissi # 18: Here comes the sun
Crazy 4 challenges: See sketch

Challenges: See post for details

Hi everyone, I enjoyed making this card, hope you all have a great weekend. The shells are real. I have actually combinded two different digi stamps. The beachscene and the thongs with glasses.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Try it on tuesday: Here comes the sun
Papertake Weekly: Here comes the sun
Fab n Funky#78: Sommer Living
 The paper Shelter#19: Fun in the sun
Wags n Whiskers# 57: Summertme
 Ambers Crafts n Stuff# 15: The dog days of Summer

Challenges: See post for more details

Hi everyone, well what a week, phew! I love beeing busy though. Nothing worse than not knowing what to do with yourself. Funny enough our Australian flag also has red, white and blue as it's colours. Though our official Olympic colours are generally green and gold. I know, too weird.
This was a freebie digi off the net, it's an ice cream shaped like a star. I did not use any design papers on this as I was wanting to keep the image the main focus. I swiss embossed the red card.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Handstamped Sentiments# 72: Stars and stripes
 Paper PlayW25: Stars + Stripes
 Pals paper Art#99: Stars
 Birthday Sundaes# 15: Stars and Stripes
Polka Doodles # 25: Red, white and blue
 Saturday Challenges#140: Embossing
Scrapalicious USA: Summer cold treats

Challenges: Audsentiments, Critter Sketch, Kaboodle Doodles, A spoonfull of sugar, Charizma cards

I love these colours, always looks delicate partenerd with white.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Audsentiments# 31: FoodDrink
Critter Sketch # 70: see sketch
Kaboodle Doodles# 71: food /drink
A spoonfull of Sugar: Ribbons and bows
Charizma Cards # 25: white and one other( white, mauve)

Friday, 24 June 2011

Challenges: See post for more details

Hi again, I always do a bunch of cards over the week and then post them all whenever I have time so it looks like I had nothing better to do than make cards( ahm) but I did have a busy week this week and am looking forward to a little break from being taxi Mum as my daughter has a couple weeks off TAFE, thank goodness.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches # 120: See sketch
Tuesday Throwdown# 54: Create a Masculine Card
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Male themed Birthday or Anniversary
My Mums Craft Shop# 11: One for the boys
Dutch Dare# 118: Clean and Simple
Moving along with the times # 104: Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks; Clean and Simple

Challenges:Ladybug Crafts, Creative Card Crew, Cardmad Fairy

Hi all, the image is from a day for daisies and I always colour with Promarkers. I tried a new stick pin I just purchased and am sooooo in love with them. ( See the heart poking out of her hair?) I love the colours on this if I say so myself, lol.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Ladybug Crafts# 33: Use some red
Creative Card Crew: Asian Flavour
Cardmadfairy : Taste of the Orient

DT card for The Poodles Parlour, # 2 : Come fly with me

Hi all, WOW, what can I say. What an amazing amount of entries we had for our very first challenge. Thanks to everyone who took part, and congrats to the winners.
Well believe it or not the first fortnight has gone and we are already onto our second challenge:
Come fly with me.
This could be anything from hot air balloons to fairy;s which I chose as you can see.
 She is available from the Poodles shop.
Great prizes to be won, why not grab a couple of cute digis from the shop and play along.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Simple Doodles # 46: Fly with us
Wee Memories# 60: Party time
Crafty Creationss # 124: Let it shine ( wings are sparkly)
fun with shapes and more# 86: Mauve/Pink-Lila/rosa

DT Card for Alphabet Challenge; H for Half a dozen

Hi all , well guess what? It's Friday in our neck of the woods and that means Alphabet Challenge time.
This week it;s H for half a dozen, could be 6 things of anything you can think of. I used 6 Martha Stewart butterflies punches and added a bit of bling. I love tone in tone, or monochromatic, especially pinks. Just a touch of green for the leaves.I always use Promarkers for my colouring. Hope you like it. Why not have a go , can't wait to see what you come up with.
Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Rainbowlady # 158: Digi Day
Crafty Sentiment: Monochromatic
do it with digis#13: Monochromatic
I love Promarkers  #71: Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow#6: Flowers
Everybody Artchallenge# 147: Anything goes

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Papercrafting Journey Summer Fete Blog Hop and challenge # 13 anything goes

The great Summer Fete Blog Hop
Hi everyone, oh my goodness. What an amazing blog hop this is.
I always wanted to make a book card, and checked everyones instructions out on You tube and blogs and thought, na, too fiddly. But no, it really wasn't too bad. The pleating was interesting, and I had glue everywhere, lol. I am not the neatest crafter when it comes to the sticky stuff.
But I am quietly please with it. A perfect way to send a presi to friend who is an avid gardner. My project is all about gardening. Here in Australia we are in Winter, but there must be a Summer out there somewhere.
I love gardening, my husband gets upset with me that I don't wear gloves.
( It's only because I can never find them when I need them)
My Digi image is sponsored by Soft pencil and you can win her.
Have fun with your bloghop.
Here is some more info on the blog hop:
There are a plethora of prizes to be won, 13 in total from 13 different sponsors! How fab is that?
The rules are simple and you can do these in any order, as long as they’re all complete – we will be checking! hehe
  • Enter the challenge – easy theme of Anything Goes – with a direct link to your project
  • Leave your blog link on the linky widget at each stop
  • Leave a comment at each stop after the main challenge blog

We have two prizes available to entrants of the challenge
Meljen’s are providing one lucky winner with 4 individual digi stamps of your choice

MFT Stamps are providing one lucky winner with a $15 gift certificate to spend in the MFT Store.

and just to whet your appetite for our sponsors images, here are a few samples from the design team!
The blog hop order is as follows:

Hilde - You are here

If you would like to join us at PCJ as guest designer, please add GDT to your name on the linky widget on the main blog PCJ or email Lisa at

You have until 12:00BST on 6 July 2011 to complete all three steps above (you can simply enter the challenge without entering the blog hop if you wish). Winners will be announced on Thursday 7 July 2011

Happy Hopping!

If you have arrived here from Cindy's blog: 

then you are in the right place.

Please go to Jacki's blog next.

Good luck and lots of fun
Blessings Hilde

Monday, 20 June 2011

Challenges: See post for more details

This is the cutest little girl image ever. I still find myself standing like that ( tummy out ) and I am not a little girl anymore, lol. Added lots of bling to the skirt and some stick on jewels to the head dress. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

One stitch at a time# 67: Things with wings
Stampin Sisters# 94: Card with Doodles etc
 Stempeltraume# 87: Pink/Green
Sweet Stampin: things with wings
Polka Doodles: Things with wings
Totally Papercrafts # 71: Diecuts and punches
(the main image is  a spellbinders die, the flowers are from a d SU punch, the butterflies are a MS punch)
Delicious Doodles# 30: Thnks that Flutter

Challenges: See post for more details

Hi again, I can just feel myself getting ready to sail away into the distance. Enjoying sunrises and sunsets. What a great vacation that would be? As long as the boat doesn't rock too much, I do get sea sick.
 Love this image.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday # 98: Travel/Holidays
 2 Sisters# 44: For a guy
Moving along with the times # 103: Inspired by song/ I am sailing
Christian Paper Crafts #111: Reflect Stillness
Rainbow Lady's# 157: I am Sailing
Ambers # 14: Vacation
Kartenallerlei# 30: Holidays

Challenges: One Stop Craft, Heart Song, Hooked on Crafts, Totally Stampalicious

Hi all, I hope you had a great weekend. I am having trouble with editing my photos. grrrr.
I had uploaded picasa and found it hard to cope with and it wouldn't do what I wanted, and then undid it and now can't find the old system I had wich I was used too. Ahhhh. Must be coffee time....... So that is why there is so much space around this pic as it hasn't been cropped. Sorry.
The cute image is from Mo Manning, just love all her designs. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

One stop craft# 136: Stickers ( Alpha'sare stickers)
Heart Song# 3: Flowers
Hooked on Crafts # 1: Anything goes
Totally Stampalicious: Something old (punch flowers) something new
( Mo manning image, never used before)

Sunday, 19 June 2011

DT card for Send a smile 4 Kids: Teddy Bears and other animals

Hi all, as you can see I chose 'other animals. The cat is just too cute and is a Meljens images, the horses are from clear stamps. I got all industrious and inked up. I feel that both cards could be used for older children as well. Hope you like them, please join in the fun and let us see what you come up with.
Our generous sponsor this week is Digi Doodles, so hop on over and check them out.
Blessings Hilde

I am also entering these carda into the following challenges;

Cat Card:
The Crazy Challenge# 71: Monochromatic
My Mums Craftshop # 10: Seeing Spots
Southern Girls #21: Anything goes
Horse Card:
Stamp Fairy: Masculine
Cupcake Craft # 146: Boy oh boy
Papertake Weekly: Dads and Lads
Dutch Dare : For the boys
If the shoe fits# 83: For the Men

Jacques Magnolialicious Hop on over and check out Jacqes site. Thanks for promoting SAS4K and being our guest designer, awesome.

Friday, 17 June 2011

DT card for the Alphabet Challenge: G for Get well

Hi all , well what can I say, it's Friday again, and that means time for the Alphabet Challenge.
This week it's G for get well. I have used another Mo Mannings image for this one and also tried out my new Tim Holtz fold flower.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Stamp with fun: Pearls and flowers
The shabby Tearoom#66: Pink Lemonade
Kaboodle Doodles#71: Floral Showcase
The Paper Shelter#18: Punches and dies( Su flower punch, Tim Holtz and Creatables)
4 Crafty Chicks# 42; Get well soon
 Hanna & Friends#98: In the garden

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Challenges: See post for more details

After the boy cards I felt like a girly card again to even things out. First go a making pink hair no less. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Glitter Geeks# 1: Glitz and Glamour
Whoopsi Daisy : Make it free and easy
 Kreative Stempelfreunde# 127: Birthday
Totally Stampalicious: Anything goes
Woodwarde USA # 31: Happy Birthday
Scrap Creations: Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday# 38: Open

Challenges:See post for more details

Hi all, greetings from a very wet Sydney, hope your weather elsewhere is better. Storm and wind warnings no less. Best card making weather though. Here is another Man/ Dad card. I have stopped counting how many I have made this month. But there is always room for one more....
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Fussy n Fancy : Man Cards
One stop craft# 135: Fathersday
Marks finest papers # 59: Fathersday
Crazy 4 Challenges# 91: Fathers Day/ Masculine
 Saturday Challenge# 138: A male Card
Dream Valley Challenges # 9: Fathersday
My Sheri Crafts : Fathersday

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Challenges: See post for more details

Hi all, hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here in Australia we have a long weekend. Monday is a public Holiday, as we celebrate the Queens Birthday. We have had extremly cold weather this last week, and today it decided to rain, rain, rain.Great card making weather.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter # 17: Let's Celebrate
Penny's Paper Crafts# 55: Best Friends
crafty Sentiments: Add some sparkle
Pals Paper arts#97: Your signiture style
Paper Sundaes# 73: Girly Girl
Stamp something: something punches (punched cirle sentiment, doily die)

Friday, 10 June 2011

DT card for The Poodles Parlour #1 Anything goes

Hi all, this is my first card as a Design Team member for the new Challenge blog The Poodles Parlour.
I have used two different images from the Poodles Shop, they are Bobby and Jack. I made one of them a little bigger to represent the big brother.
(Which is a wonderful thing you can do with Digi Stamps) Just too cute.
Can't be pink all the time, I thought I had to give the boys a go, lol.
Please play along with us and have some fun and win some great prizes,
 4 Digis fromThe Poodles Parlour no less.
Can't wait to see your creations.
Blessings Hilde

Here are the do's and don'ts
We will post a new challenge every two weeks on a Friday 10am ( GMT ).
You can enter any project you like as long as it sticks to the current theme. If you would like to join in, please post your card/project on your blog with a link to our challenge and link your entry using the linky widget  on The Poodles Parlour Challenge blog. You can combine your entry with as many other challenge blogs as you like.
No Blog? No Problem... just email us your entry.
Above all... HAVE FUN.


They're more guidelines actually..... you may use any image and any products that you may have, BUT if you use a Poodles Digi Doodles image you will recieve Poodle Points. Poodle Points will then be used to redeem in our shop for a free single digi stamp of your choice! Every entry using a Poodles Digi Doodle image will earn 2 Poodle Points, then to recieve your free digi you will need to have 16 Poodle Points. There is one entry per person per challenge.

Dt Card for Alphabet Challenge: F for Fathersday

Hi all, it's Friday once again. Over at the Alphabet Challenge we are up to F for Fathersday.
Why not join in the fun. This is a 'Fred she said' pre- coloured image, I used a spellbinders die to cut it out and inked the edges, I ink stressed the edges all over the place, lol Was in the mood. I didn't make the card too 'tissy'. I let the DP do all the talking. Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Woodware USA#30: Masculine
Critter Sketch# 68: Let's get craft ( use craft on your project)
Everybodyartchallenge # 145: Distress
The Paper Variety: For the guys
Creative Inspiration: Card for Dad or man in you life
fabnfunky#76: Magnificiuent Men
Ambers Crafts n stuff#13: Special Man
Paper Play: Fathersday/ Man Card

Challenges: See post for more details

Hi all, well this is something a bit different for me. If you have been following then you might have noticed that i am slowly breaking out of my 'mould'. I am trying more and more something out of the norm.
This project started out to be a teabag holder( as I was following the tutorial on Top Tip Tuesday), well as you can see it turned out to be a little booklet. Which I am not to unpleased about. Instead of teabags, I made some little tags to go into the pouches. The tags a have plenty of room to personlise and the backs are left blank.
So it's now a Birthday tag booklet. ahm. Sounds quiet posh.
Blessings Hilde
I am entering this .................into the following challenges:

2 Sisters: Silhouettes
Always something creative #7: Folded cards
Stampin Sisters #92: Use something new ( new technique and new Digi)
Craft your passion: Anything goes
 Top Tip Tuesday# 37: More than one fold
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
Moving along with the times#102: Anything but a card ( Birthday tag booklet)
Shelly's Images: Show us what you got
Ai Factory: Use something new( new technique and new Digi)

Thursday, 9 June 2011

DT card for Paper Crafting Journey# 12: Our feathered friends

Hi everyone, it;s amazing to think that another fortnight has gone by. This week our challenge is all about our feathered friends. We want to see anything bird related - image, feathers, you get it. Our kind sponsor Glitterbabe's Digis has given us some lovely images to play with . Check out the great prizes and play along with us at the Papercrafting Journey. Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

do it with digis #12: Animal Magic
Tuesday Throwdown#52: Animals
Cupcakecrafts# 145: things with tails
Digistamp 4 Joy: on the wing........
Craft your passion: Anything goes

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Challenges: See post for details

Hi all, I just felt like making a CAS card for Fathersday, even though this card could also be used for Birthdays or just because. Which Dad wouldn't like to be called: Worlds greates DAD?
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter # 16: Glad for Dad
Patties Creations #23: Wedding or Fathersday
Simply Create: All about you DAD
Sparkles Forum#13: Fathersday
The Crazy Challenge # 70: Fathersday
Ladybugs : It's all about the Males

Challenges:My Mums craft shop, Kartenallelei, DYSU

Hi all, hope you had a good start to the week. I am enjoying playing with my new toys. The Butterfly die is one of them.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft shop# 8: Things with wings
Kartenallerlei# 29: Butterflies
DYSU # 22: Orange

Challenges: See post for more details

Hi everyone, time to use a Tilda stamp again, coloured with promarkers, the larger die in the background of the main flower is a die-namics die and the flowers all punches some from SU , MS and Ek. The background is digipaper. I have collected, bought and found so many lovely digi papers, but rarely use them. I either havn't got enough ink in my printer, not the right card, or forget, lol. Does that happen to you?
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion# 61: Anything goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: anything goes
Birthday Sundaes # 12: Anything goes
@ Irishteddy's : childs Birthday
Paper Sundaes# 72: Lets get snetimental
Catch the bug: Anything goes
Wee Memories # 59: antyhign goes
Crafts and Me#37: Punch it out( All the flowers are punches)
Kortonmania # 41: Monochromatic

Sunday, 5 June 2011

You can win $500, check out post to find out how

Craft it Forward for a chance to Win BIG!

Craft for Charity – and a chance to win $500!

Here is some info on a really cool charity movement that has just launched! It’s called Craft It Forward and it’s a great way to use your passion for crafting to make a difference in YOUR community. A handmade card can bring smiles to kids in the hospital and you can help us and our kids and maybe win by Crafting It Forward.

Here’s how it works: throughout 2011, visit the Craft It Forward website each month for a new downloadable pattern or design one of your own. Make the project or a card for kids and donate it to a charity that is near and dear to your heart, like SAS4Kids. Then, add your story to the Craft It Forward gallery for a chance to win $500 in cash and a $500 donation to a charity! They’ll be looking for stories to feature in the magazine and on the website, too. Click on the button on the side for more details at their site.

So join me and Craft It Forward throughout 2011. Just make a card for a child, enter it at Craft it  You could also enter it if you wish in one of our fun challenges at our
 Send a smile 4 Kids card challenge blog to possibly win even more prizes.

Send it to Send a Smile 4 Kids( and any other Cards you have)
Send a Smile 4 Kids, C/O Karen Hasheck, 5507 Hickory St., Schofield WI 54476

For more information, visit the Craft it Forward website:

Blessings Hilde

Saturday, 4 June 2011

DT Card for Send a smile 4 Kids: dogs and cats

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful week. 2 weeks have past ond over at Send a smile 4 Kids we are making card with Cats and Dogs.Our generous sponsor Digi Doodles gave us some wonderful Digi's to play with ( I chose the cat in the window)
and the dog is from Mo Mannings, you can get a girl version as well. Too cute.
 Why not check it out and come and play along with us, great prizes to be won and why not consider joining our blog, it's a great cause.
Blessings Hilde

I am entering the cat card into the following challenges:
Handstamped Sentiments # 69: Paper Piecing ( the curtains are paper pieced)
Fab n funky: Whateva
Creative Inspirations# 114: Cute Bears or Animals

I am entering the dog card into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man# @4: Boys n Men
Fussy n Fancy Friday: Cards for a man or a boy
Stampalicious USA: Card for a man
 Stamp something: Digi Anything

Friday, 3 June 2011

Tip how to solve the blogger problem re leaving comments

Hi everyone. It worked.
Some of the girls have been giving tips on how to out trick blogger/google re commenting.
You just need to uncheck where you sign in ( keep me signed in) and guess what?
It works. So now I have been able to catch up on all my commenting.
Thank goodness. How frustrating was this all week.
So thanks everyone for this great tip. Blessings Hilde

Dt card for the Alphabet Challenge: E for Easel Cards

Hi all, it's Friday again, and this week over at the Alphabet Challenge it's E for Easel Cards.
When I first saw an Easel Card I was totally in awe (and very intimidated) , and even bought one from ebay ( so I could pull it apart)  it was like a a new wonder for me. You don't want see my first one, but now that I know how to make them, man they are soooo easy. Here is my recipe: just make a normal card whatever size you wish, and just fold the front part in half again. There is your base. Then you just continue from there. There are so many variations out there now,  if you are not sure just go an check out You Tube.
I glued the actual real shells on with Glossy accents. The image was a free digi from a while ago, sorry can't remember from who. I do remember that it was inspired by a photograph.
I added the sun.Something different.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

 CRAFT# 105: Wedding/Love
Cute Card Thursday# 167: Embellish it ( my embellies are shells)
Meljens 61: Coastal Fun
Crafters Companion# 13: Here comes Summer
Woodware # 29: Use a forgotten Embellishment ( shells)
Rainbow Lady# 155: Sunrise/Sunset
Paperplaytime # 47: Wedding or Love Theme

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Challenges:Secret Crafter, Ohlala, Craft Room, Top Tip Tuesday, Party Time Tuesday

I just a new toy the other day, this new butterfly die. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter # 136: Clean and Simple
Oh la la # 81: Happy Birthday
Craft Room# 1: Anything goes ( new challenge blog)
Top Tip Tuesday#36: Wrap it up with ribbon
Party Time Tuesday # 18: Anything goes

Challenges:See post for more details

Hi again, I just love this little boy feeding his pet baby chicks from Mo Manning, just too cute.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Allsorts # 105: Wings and Things
 CR84FN# 30: Blue, Yellow and Kraft see pic
Take time for you# 42: Animals
Incy wincy #96: nature
Stamps R us: Pets R us
 Digital Tuesday# 113: Animal Friends
Anything goes# 42: Happy Birthday
Birthday Sundaes #11: Masculine Crds
Charisma Cardz : #21: Boy oh Boy