Saturday, 31 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2012

Hi everyone, tis the season.....................and while we are on the subject let us just remember the true meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate this special time of year. The birth of Christ.
After having Breast cancer (7 years this Christmas), I do live my life differently....
 Life is too short to be stressed and worry, and hold on to grudges and unforgiveness.
Unforgiveness can make you sick.
My advice :
Don't take offense when someone offends you (most of the time they don't even know that have and even if they did it on purpose, you do have a choice, to be offended or not to be......)
Live one day at a time. Don't worry about tomorrow so much, it will come soon enough.
Don't endure today enjoy it.
Look for the positive in everything first not the negative.
Don't set yourself up to fail, lower your expectations of yourself and others a little.
Often we think our partner and kids are suppose be these perfect people and are dissapointed when they turn out to be anything but perfect. Be gracious, loving, kind, quick to forgive, don't hold grudges, and be a blessings to others. Don't wait for someone to visit you first, or to ring you first or to email you etc.
You be the first.......life is too short......let your closest and dearest know how much you love them....
Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Christ, our saviour our Lord.
Believe. I pray that you will have a wonderful peaceful, joyful Christmas.
Looking forward to sharing many more card avendtures with you in 2012.
Blessings Hilde


Friday, 30 December 2011

DT Card for the Alphabet Challenge: X for Xtra Special Ocassion

It;s another wonderful challenge over at the Alphabet Challenge
It;s our last challenge for the year. My goodness has this year flown past. I can tell how fast by looking at my almost 2 and 4 year grandchildren. Every time I see them they are that little taller and the face and body changes. Scary.
This is one of my favourite cards to make. You can use your leftovers, nothing goes to waste. The flowers are punches from MS and Ek success, the butterfly is a MS. The curly label under the Congrats is from SU.
Paper from my stash, I added some bling to the centres.Hope you like it. Your turn now to creat something for that special occassion.
OOps I nearly forgot. We are after you!!! Yes you. We are having a DT call. If you ever wanted to be on one and didn't think you could, have a go. Hop on over to the challenge blog and sign up. Love to have you.
All the best with that. I got my 'break' on the Alphabet Challenge. My first DT ever, had no idea what I was doing.....love it.
Blessings Hilde

Aussie tilda for more challenges

Hi again, yeah I know, but she is sooo cute. Love my new Tilda Aussie stamp. I have used my new Basic grey paper pad called sweet threads, some flowers from my stash and the top part of the green of the flowers is a part of the gorgeous cheery lynne flourish called: victorian romance
I always colour with promarkers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craft room: Use it or loose it.
Basic Grey #59: anything goes
Stamping for the weekend #23: anything goes
Charisma Cardz # 50 : Anything goes
I love promarkers #97: anything goes
Cheery lynn designs  # 8 : Celebrate

Aussie Tilda for challenges

Hi everyone, hope you survived the festive activities and are looking forward to the New Year.
I got a few new goodies I would like to share over the next coming weeks, this gorgeous Aussie Tilda stamp is one of them. I think I will be using her heaps, hope you won't get sick of her too soon.
I always colour with promarkers. I just realised how many die cuts I used on this card, lol . The main one is from marianne creatables, the border punch is a Martha Stewart, the bottom green is a part of the gorgeous die from cheery lyns victoriona romance flourish, and the other is a bit from a memory box flourish die,
the papers are from a large 12 x 12 pad from crafters choice called gelati, flowers are from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 A Day for Daisies# 33: Anything goes
Precreative 15: Alles erloaubt
Totally Tilda# 38 Thank you
Anything goes # 57: blue plus one
For fun challenges : something new
Little red wagon : something new
Rainbow Ladys # 185: Your choice
4 Crafty chicks # 70: Somthing new
 Dutch Dare# 145: Your favourite things ( tilda stamps and die cuts)
Top Tip Tuesday  # 66: anything goes


Friday, 23 December 2011

DT card for the Poodle Parlour # 15: Song Title

Song Title is the Walt Disney Princess song: If you can dream..................................
Hi everyone, it's Poodle Parlour time again...yeah!! Hope you are all well and don't have too much to do before the BIG DAY!!!!!
Sooo looking forward to Christmas.
I have coloured my image ( from.Di's Digis our sponsor) I always colour with
promarkers, everything else from my stash, and lots of glitz and shimmer. Let us see what card you can make that is song inspired..



Have a great Christmas, see you on the other end, blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi Doodles # 88:anything goes
Shelly's Images: Celebrate
Dutch Dare# 144: Make it shimmer
The Pixie Cottage#101" Someone Special
Totally stampalicious: Make it sparkle
 Sparkles forum: Anything but Christmas
Paperplaytime# 63: Say it with Sentiments-anything goes

Thursday, 22 December 2011

One more Christmas Card for challenges:

Hi again, another Christmas card, my last?Not sure, the way I'm going,there could be more....
The pointsettia image is from sketching stamper and I always colour with pro-markers.
I used the SU curly label for the sentiment which was a digi freebie,
the papers are from Kaisercraft, Santa collection.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

I love promarkers# 97: Anything goes
Crafts and Me # 66: Anything goes
Passion for promakers # 129: Celebrations
Try it on Tuesdays : Anything goes
 Everybody Art Challenges# 173: anything goes
Pollycraft # 121: Punch it  (ek success Border punch on the top purple paper)
One stitch # 93: Anything goes
Paper Sundaes # 100: Celebrate

Christmas card for challenges

Hi all, yep, one more, won't say if this is the last one, lol. I received a card from someone that I totally forgot about and didn't have on my list, oops. So I had to make an extra, and while at made a few more.
( Just in case!)
Gorgeous christmas papers are from:Kaisercraft santa collection
the christmas tree die cut is from memory box ( love their dies) , the star is actually a paperclip
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Audsentiments# 44: Anything goes
 Friendship's Garden# 6: Christmas ( no stamped image)
Creative Inspirations # 143: Anything goes
My Mums Craft shop # 37: Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday # 65: Anything Christmas
 wee memories# 80: anything goes
The Crazy Challenge # 98: Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles # 98: Oh christmas tree


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Pink Birthday Card with Tilda for challenges


Hi everyone, you are looking at a before and after. I kept thinking somethings missing, so I put the card aside for a while and then I schooshied it up somewhat with a few extra embellies. What do you think. To be hones I like them both, depending on my 'mood'. I often then to go for the more uncluttered look.
The tilda stamp is coloured with pro markers, ribbon curls from ebay, green leaves is a marianne creatable,the bottom left has a 1/4 of a large pink bought paper doiley, and the white die cut is from MFT.
 ( I think) The dress was a freebie printout off the net. I think it was Rochelles blog. I will put the link on when I find it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin: Sparkle and Bling
Totally Gorjuss : For someone special
Clearly I stamp: Birhtday
Totally Papercrafts# 97: time to party
Glitter Geeks# 28: anything goes
Ladybugs# 50: Bingo-Ribbon, Flowers, Punches/Dies

Christmas Card for challenges

Hi again, ok this is my last one, or maybe my second last one, lol. I coloured this gorgeous pointsettia flower( digi stamp from sketching stamper) with promarkersas well as the stamped image of the ornament / a Tilda accessory stamp. This would have to be one of my favs.
Added lots of glitz and a bit of black for dramatic effect.
I am entering this card into the following challenges :

Paper Play# 50 : Christmas
Charisma Cardz # 49: Last Minute Christmas Card
Marks Finest# 86: Make a Christmas Card
4 Crafty Chicks# 68: Christmas
Allways something creative : Frohe Weihnachten
Annabelle Stamps : Christmas Cards
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Accessory Stamp only

Thankyou card for challenges

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and are organised for the 'big' day. We celebrate our Christmas with our Family on Christmas Eve, that is something wonderful.
Everyone has a different tradition. My parents were german immigrants and we always celebrated our Christmas on that day. My daughter inlaw loves it, as it doesn't cause any clashes with other family members from her side of the fence.
 I am so over making Christmas cards, now, it seems like I have been making Christmas card forever. I do have a couple more to go then I am finished. That is why I 'had' to make a 'normal' card to break the cycle a little. The colours on this card are not my normal colours at all. I love pinks and pastels and everything inbetween. But this teal blue paired up with yellow is a bit out of the ordinary for me. I put a touch of green into it to soften the colours some. Hope you like it. The image is from Sugar Nellie and is called.............Victoria, love those eyes.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sugar Creek Hollow: Thank you cards
Sarah Hurley# 56: colouring ( I used promarkers)
Glitter Geeks # 28: Anything goes


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Birthday Card for Challenges

Hi everyone, just taking a break from making christmas cards and I really enjoyed getting my 'pink' fix on this card. The love scroll at the bottom of the image is  a Memory box die and is called....Valerian Flourish.
I am in luv.....................I used a Xron create a sticker to stick the flourish on the card.
papers and flowers are from my stash, image was a freebie digi download a while ago.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 southern girls# 34: Let's Celebrate ( Aus)
The paper variety: Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: For someone special
Stampin sisters in Christ# 119:  Birthday Card , Luke 2:11

Qick and easy Christmas Card with Candle for Challenges

Hi there, hope you are all well. I am still not quiet finished yet with Christmas Card making. This one was amazingly quick to make.The background is just a normal bought doiley, and on top of that is a marrianne creatable doiley die cut and then a digi image coloured with promarkers and lots of stickles.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

divas by design # 17: Merry Christmas
crafts and Me: Christmas
Papertake Weekly : I am dreaming of Christmas ( fav colour: red, green and white)
Paper and such: CAS Christmas
 Karens Doodles# 93: Clean and Simple
Come and get it: Red, green and one ( white)
Frosted Designs : Glitter



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Quick and easy Christmas card for challenges

How are you all today? I managed to make another couple of Christmas cards today, and am still behind with my cards. Will need to start sending them soon............
I used papers from my stash, the large scroll is a Doo Hickey die, and the tree is from...........I forgot. Maybe someone can remind me, I bought it ages ago, before I learned how to file my digis. I then cut it out with a nellie snellen oval, and finished off with some silver ribbon. Lots of stickles on the tree.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hanna and Friends: 'Wintercard
CRAFT : See pic for sketch
Digi Doodle# 86: Nature
 Moving aling with the times#127: last minute christmas
One Stitch at a time # 92: Use a Digi
Digital Tuesday# 141: Winter Wonderland
Little Darlings#13: Christmas
For fun Challenges: Christmas -Anything goes


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Vintage style Christmas card for challenges

Hi again, here is another image from The Graphics Fairy. my new favourtite place to be. They have the most marvelous vintage images for free.
I love this old world look. I tissied Santa up a bit with heaps of glitz, used some papers from my stash and some ric rac with glitter, and a tree diecut, some blingy stars, and a bit of a christmastree chain.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Kaboodle Doodle # 97: Let;s gather for Christmas
 The Paper Variety: Inspired by Christmas song: Santa Claus is coming to town
 Lollipop crafts# 61: Happy Holidays
Dream Valley # 22: Christmas
 Paper Sundaes# 99: Anything Christmas
Take time for you# 56: Christmas
 I did it# 85: Santa is getting ready
 wee Memories: Holiday
Crazy 4 Challenges#117: It's Santa
CES # 65: A traditional Christmas
Little red wagon # 110: Vintage Christmas
Crafty Catz# 112: Anything goes


Christmas Tag for Challenges

Hi all, hope you had a wonderful weekend, and now Tuesday is nearly over.... I've been playing and really love the site over at The Graphics Fairy. They have a great selection of Vintage images and all free.
I got this old world Santa from there and just schooschied him up a bit. I bought some shipping tags of ebay, and had a play. I also have the Tim Holtz Shipping tag die and found out it;s the same size.
I chopped a bit off the bottom of this one, and the other side has some strips of DP.
I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Audsentiments# 43: Any winter holiday sentiment
Charisma Cardz # 48: No Cards
Cardmad fairies # 23; Tags
Sugar Creek Hollow : Vintage Christmas Tag
Craft your Passion# 88: Tag your'e it
OLLC# 95: Anything but a card

Sunday, 11 December 2011

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 7 : Christmas

Hi all, well it's a Christmas Challenge over at The Squirrel and the Fox. I a grateful for any opportunity to make another Christmas card at the moment, as I am way...........behind with that.
Our sponsor this week is the Aussie Company Make it Crafty. Zoe is an amazing artist and has some awesome digi designs and other stuff, so go and check it out.
This challenge has been extend until the 28th of December, so you have plenty of time to enter.
I love this image to bits, and have already used it heaps of times and will be using it for some more. Just too cute.Go and check out the others DT's cards and see which image they chose.
I used digi papers for the background and two bauble punches from SU, and just addedsome ribbon.
I always colour with promarkers.

Here in Aus Christmas time is about hot weather, beach or backyard BBQ's. Some people will choose to eat Prawns and Crabs and others will go with the traditional Turkey, and I know one friend who loves to experiment with his BBQ knowhow, and you will always get a lovely sausage or meatstick crusted with black charcoal. He only knows one setting and that is 'high', lol. These days it's so much more relaxed. It's all about using your backyard or balcony, or whatever you have.
The main thing is having  family and friends come together and enjoy each other's company.
Am looking forward to seeing your creations, blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Onestopcraft: Traditonal Colours
2 Sisters # 69: Christmas
Cardsandscrap: Christmas
A day for daisies: Anything goes
 Cute Card Thursday#194: Anything goes
 Pollycraft# 120:  Christmas fun


Friday, 9 December 2011

DT card for the Alphabet Challenge: W for White Christmas

Hi everyone, we are up W already. Scary. This week it's W for White Christmas over at the Alphabet Challenge. I just noticed that if you look carefully, you can see in the mirror tree on the card, there is my reflection of my camera, lol.
simple as can be, background is dry embossed snowflakes, a mirror tree embellie, and somge gorgeous satin ribbon with a gold edge.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Sentiments : snowflakes
sweet Stamps#44 : christmas bling
Top tip Tuesday # 63: Let it snow
celebrate the occassion # 42: Christmas - no green
Incy Wincy# 123: Non trad Christmas colours
The pink elephant# 128 Snowflakes and Sparkle
quirky crafts# 25: snow
whoopsi daisy : Snowflakes
One stop craft # 160: Let is snow

DT Card for the Poodles Parlour # 14; Thank You

Hi all, it's nice to interupt the Christmas frenzy, and present a card that has nothing to do with Christmas at all. Over at The Poodles Parlour we are challenging you to make a Thank you card.
This gorgeous butterfly is from Bugaboo (our sponsor ) and I love it. I coloured the flowers in the butterfly with promarkers and lots of glitz, the die cuts are from stamping up, papers from my stash,
 and a pretty spotted ribbon.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

Dutch Dare # 142: Winged Things
 Crafty Creations# 147: A card with a sentiment
 Flutterby Wednesday# 183: Open
craft your passion ; Anything goes and glitter
 Papercreations Ink#14 Bling it up
Crazy for Challenges # 116: Lets fo to the Movies ( Papillion)

DT card for the Papercrafting Journey # 25: Christmas




OH my goodness!! How close are we 'till Christmas?? I better not take another look at the Calendar, way too scary. Well, believe it or not, we are up to the our last Challenge for this year over at the
It's easy, peasy, just create something Christmas. If you're like me, then you still have to make stacks of Christmas cards anyway. So let's see them.........................
Meljens is our sponsor for this one, so check out all the other DT's creations.
I can hear you asking: where did I get the die from of that gorgeous red corner thing. It is divine. It's the victorian romance corner die from Cheery Lyn designs. I am in love......
The background patchwork stripe is a digi paper, I always use promarkers when I colour.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

Hotshot crafts# 1: Use Promarkers
 Penny;s Paper# 68: Merry christmas
My Mums Craft Shop # 35: Traditonal Christmas
Clearly I stamp : christmas
The crazy challenge # 96: anything goes
Passion for Promarkers  # 129: Celebrations
Shopping our Stash# 29: White, lights or Meljens ( Meljens image)
Papercraft Star# 74: A Tree
Fab n Funky #101: Christmas

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas wishes card for challenges:

Hi everyone, this is another card made with the gorgeous Digi from Make it Crafty. Love their digis. I coloured with Promarkers, addes some stick on stars, stickles and a doiley. I think that die is from MFT? Not real sure, maybe someone out there will let me know, havn't got the original packing anymore.
Papers are from Kaisercraft.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Tuesday Throwdown# 77: Celebrate the season
Creative Card Crew : Tis the Season
Kaboodle Doodle # 96: Colours of Christmas
 Paper Make up: cut it out( digi image)
come and get it: Anything Christmas
 Sarah Hurley# 5: Christmas
 Raise the bar# 86 Christmas ( DT)
Charisma Cardz # 47: seeing spots

Sitting Tilda card for challenges:




Hi everyone, I am enjoying having a little extra time now that my course is finished. It's nice just to relax and enjoy some peace.I always colour with promarkers. I uses some papers from my stash, and got these pretty pre-curled ribbon off ebay, they were not expensive and came from Hongkong I think.The star circle diecut is a marianne creatable as are the leaves. I also added some sparkly bling
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Daisy Doodles # 48: something Sweet
I did it# 84: Flowers
 CR84FN# : colour challenge, coral, light pink, aqua
Allsorts # 132: Going round in circles
Wee memories: # 78; Free for all
2 Sisters # 68: Punches/Dies
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards # 1: Celebrate: Anything
Just Magnolia Anything goes + sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks# 66: Birthday

Saturday, 3 December 2011

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 23: Winterfun for Kids


Hi everyone, it's SAS4Kids time again. This is the last challenge for the year, so you have a whole month for this one. Have your cards in by 6th of January, we are
 challenging you to make a Winter Fun Card for Kids - snowmen and snowflakes or anything fun for kids that has to do with winter with or without a holiday theme. We have three awesome sponsors for this challenge: Whimsy Stamps who is giving the random winner of their prize 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice! Stamp Fairy is giving their winner a $9 gift certificate, and Sassy Cheryl is giving a $5 gift certificate!

We also wanted to share some really fun news- be on the lookout for the January issue of CardMaker magazine (on stands now) and pick one up if you can. Send a Smile 4 Kids is the featured charity in the Readers Reach Out section! You can read all about it here and there is a link there to the article on line too.
Have a great Christmas everyone, will be round to check out your entries and I pray you get all your shopping done without stress!!! ( Yes, I do believe in miracles, lol)
Blessings Hilde

Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Card with Kangaroo for challenges:

Hi everyone, this cute image is from Make it Crafty. Love the red nosed Kangaroo. I always colour with Promarkers and I have used some papers from my stash , some 3d star sticker s ant some glitter red ric rac as well as some gold sticker stars.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz #111: Colours of Christmas/Sparkle
Crafty Creations # 147: Christmas and Sentiments
 The Paper Shelter# 42: Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown,: Masculine Christmas

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas card with teddy in santa bag for Challenges:

Hi all, here is another one of my Christmas Card creations. This image is from the Day of Daisies and it was a freebie just recently. I punches some different sized circles and put some glitz on them for the baubles, and the papers are from lilybee design, called Jingle. The red tree at the bottom left is a die cut I got from a
 $ 2.00 shop and the star is a jewel. Hope you like it. I always colour with Promarkers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digistamps 4 Joy # 33: Merry Christmas
 Divas by Design# 16: Anythign goes
Ready Teddy go# 5: Anything goes ( teddy in santa bag)
 Forever Friends# 12: Christmas
Bling it on: It's Christmas

Christmas card for challenges:

Hi all, hope you are all well. I have been slack on making christmas cards so I need to get on to mine quickly now if I want mine to arrive on time and not in the New year, lol.
I have used some lovely papers from lilybeedesign called Jingle. The baubles are a punch from SU that I then added some ribbon and glitz( love my glitz) and a die cut from Spellbinders shapeabilities called lace doily motives template 6. Really like this one. I used the largest in the pack.
I always us promarkers for all my colouring.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Addicted to stamps: # 18: Christmas Card
 One Stitch at a time# 90" Seeing RED
Stamptacular # 140: anything Christmas
Ohlala# 94: Lts of sparkle
 Lillipop#59; B is for....Baubles
 Craft your passion# 86: Tis the season
Scrap Creations: Christams
Fab n Funky # 101: Anything goes