Monday, 30 April 2012

Serviette Fold for Mum

Hi everyone, hope you are well and had a great weekend. Well I did warn you, that I would try something different every week. Well here is my first attempt at a napkin/serviette fold card, made from one full size scrapbook page, hope you like it.I decided not to make it too fru fru, and left the outside edges straight. Most of the ones I saw had border punched. Instructions for this are all over You tube. Give it a go. 
The top pic shows it folded, and I added a belli band with a ribbon tie. I used different papers from my stash but mainly Kaiser Craft. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lollipop Crafts# 78: anything goes
 Dream Valley# 31: For a special Lady
Paper Playtime # 73: Anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow# 9: Mother's Day
Audsentiments : Anything goes
Crafty Catz# 130: Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks : No stamping zone
Dutch Dare # 162: Mum/Special Lady

Friday, 27 April 2012

DT card for the Poodles Parlour: Anything goes

Hi everyone, hope you had a great week so far. Well it's the Poodles Parlour time again and everyone's favorite.
Anything goes
This is a cute image from our sponsor Stamp + Doodle
Papers from my stash, the doilies I found in the baking isle, and I always use pro markers for my colouring.
Go and check out the gorgeous creations from the other DT members, you will not be dissapointed.
No it's your turn....

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
 Penny's# 78: Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations # 167: that's what little girls are made of
Cutie Pies # 16: Circles ( 2 round paper doilies)
The Shabby Tearoom # 111: April shower- see insp. pic
Karens Doodles# 103: Something for the kids
Crafty Catz  # 130: anything goes

Thursday, 26 April 2012

DT card for the Papercraftin Journey : # 8 Vintage

Hi everyone, well it's Papercrafting Journey time again.
The image is from our sponsor Elizabeth Bell( Digi image), so cute.
The Theme is vintage. Some struggle and some excel in this style. I am in between somewhere, where does vintage end and shabby chic begin?  I muddle them up and like the result. The background image that the girl is on was a vintage freebie from a while ago, if I can find it again, I will add the link.
The flowers, doilies are all from my stash, I always colour with pro markers, the doilies are cut into quarters and used as accents ( got them from the baking isle) the background pink paper is from Kaisercraft and is from the Tiger lily collection. I also ink distressed gently along the way.
Hope you like it.
Go and check out my Design Team Members creations for more inspiration
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls# 43: Get your girly on (Aus)
Creative Inspiration: Anything goes
Little Darlings # 22: Flowers
Whimsy # 36: Distressing
Crafty Sentiments: For a child

Ladybugs# 59: Birthdays
 The Crazy Challenge# 116: Feminine/Girly
Love to Create # 12: anything goes
 Paper Makeup# 33:  Birthday ( Digi)
 The Stamp Man: Shabby Chic

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Baby Girl card for challenges

Hi everyone, this is gotta be my all time favourite baby digi (at the mo, lol.) I love colouring this on and mix and matching the background papers. I used papers from my stash, mainly Kaiser craft, a paper doily, some cherry blossoms, 3d butterfly bling, MS butterfly punch, and I always colour with Pro Markers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Clear it out: Based on a song : Baby, baby.....
 Paper Sundaes# 117: Lets get cute
 Stampin Sisters# 136: Soft Pastels
IDIC# 104: Pastels
Stamptacular  #160 : Loaded with layers
Sentimental Sundays # 99: Celebrate Earthday
Lollipop Crafts # 77: Baby, baby
Paper Pretties: Pink and green
Shopping our stash# 49: something starting with b: Baby

You gotta laugh!!

Hi everyone, hope you can read it well enough,
This made me laugh so hard, I had tears streaming down my cheeks and could hardly breath.
 Love to laugh like that. Oh it feels good.
I have two dogs and three cats, and I swear one of my cats wrote the cat diary page..... and one of my dogs wrote the dog one....
Let me know if you liked it as well, blessings Hilde

Sunday, 22 April 2012

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 16 Food

Warning long post.....sit in the comfy position before you start to read,  lol...

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend so far. It's the Squirrel and the Fox time again, and we are asking you to create something with a food theme. My card is a free template I found on the net (Stempeleinmaleins) The left side of the apron is the fold. I just used stuff from my stash to make this card and I always use Pro markers for my colouring.
On Wednesday the 25th of April is a special day for us Aussies. It's Anzac day. It's a day to reflect and remember the fallen soldiers. Anzac stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps.
It's a public holiday here and over the years the younger ones have taken to this day and have helped to keep the memories alive. We have so many soldiers and peace keepers all over the world, and so many of our soldiers have died in recent years, even we haven't been involved in any wars ourselves but our Allies have.
Just wanted to say thanks to all the soldiers: Army, Air force and Navy for all they do.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters # 88: Use a digi
TTT Shelly's Images : show us what you got
Digi Tuesday# 156: Distressed ( inked all around the apron, star and sentiment)

Here is a recipe for Anzac Biscuits, the women used to send these over to the soldiers. It's a special kinda biscuit, can be crunchy or chewy. Everyone loves them. Give them a try. They sell heaps of these all through out the year, but not more so than this week over Anzac Day. The profits of these special biscuits go to the widows and orphans or our lost soldiers. A worthy cause indeed.


Anzac Biscuits

Traditional biscuits baked by anxious wives and mothers during World War I, packed in food parcels, and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches.
Anzac Biscuits INGREDIENTS
1 cup rolled oats ( these are the full sized oats, not the chopped ones)
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
125g (4oz) butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 300F (150C)

Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.
Melt syrup and butter together.
Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter and syrup.
Add to dry ingredients.
Place 1 tablespoonfuls of mixture on greased tray (allow room for spreading).
Bake for 20 minutes.
Loosen while warm, cool on trays.
(makes about 35)

 Hope you have some fun reading this post today, and let me know if you dared to try this recipe and how you went ......Blessings Hilde

DT card for SAS4Kids: For the boys

Hi everyone, it Send a Smile 4 Kids time again, we want to see your cards for boys.
We have three generous sponsors for this challenge so you have three chances to win a great prize in one of the random sponsor drawings. Stamp Shoppe is offering a $15 gift certificate to their winner. Karen Doodles( Superboy) is giving 3 digital stamps to their winner and Bugaboo (Owl and sentiment)  prize is 7 free digis of the winner's choice!
For my cards I used papers from my stash, and I always colour with Pro Markers.On the owl card, I used a freebie digi I found that set off the Birthday theme well.
 I am sure that boys love colour and owl as much as girls do.
Looking forward to visiting your entries, blessings Hilde

I am entering the top card into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge: Inspired by a Movie - Superman
 Everbody Art# 189: Cards for a man
My Mums Craft shop# 53: Fav song/movie: Superman
DYSU # 68: Stripes ( Stripey designer paper)
Crafty Catz# 129: Stripes or check ( both- papers)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mother's Day Card for challenges

Hi everyone, here in Australia we celebrate Mother's Day on the 2nd Sunday of May. So funny how different countries have different dates.I used Kraft card stock and the image is a vintage flower from the graphics fairy.
I used some Tim Holtz washi tape with music notes, the die cut is also a TH, some double sided ribbon and the papers are from my stash but mainly kaiser craft. Love Kaiser Craft stuff, maybe caus it's Aussie.Oh yeah, I also sewed around the edges.
I lightly ink distressed the edges, you can bearly see it, and finished it off with some bling and glitz of course. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Marks Finest# 104: Stitching
Prairie Fairy# 77: Anything goes with Flowers
Papertake Weekly: A stitch in time
Audsentiments # 52: Spring/Summer Colours
Charisma Cardz# 15: Shabby Chic
OOZAK # 1: Anything goes
Lexi;s # 63: Punches and dies
Simon says: Anything goes
Lollipop crafts # 76: Spring thing

Friday, 20 April 2012

DT Card for the Alphabet Challenge: F for Feathered Friends

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. Well you guessed it, it;s Alphabet Challenge time again, and we are at the letter F.
F for Feathered friends.
 So basically that means birds......
Love to see what you can create. 
The papers I used are from my stash and are mainly from Kaisercraft ( my fav. paper company).
I always use pro markers for colouring.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

OLLCB # 103: Bold and Bright
 Incy Wincy #142: digis only
Pollycraft# 136: cute Critters
Crafty Sentiments: Use a digi
For fun challenges : anything goes

Monday, 16 April 2012

Trifold Birthday Card for Challenges

Hi again, I warned you that I will be trying different things. This is different for me. I normally do not try to attempt difficult folds like this. Turns out that it's not that hard, lol. I am in love with the new Kaisercraft papers called Tigerlily. Love the oranges, blacks and some of the papers have pink and orange on them.....mmmh.
So here is my 'experiment'. I think it's called a trifold card? Please someone tell me the correct name for it.
I can't even remember (once again) where I got this cute little digi from. I used some SU butterflies, (they are from the die) and some bling and glitz.I always use Pro markers for my colouring.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

PaperPlaytime # 72: Say it with Sentiments: Birthday Card
Dream Valley # 30: Earth Tones
Creatalicious# 33: Butterflies and some flowers
Totally Papercrafts # 112: Things with wings
 Crafty Catz# 128: Animals
Flutterby Wednesday# 198: Birthday

Girl in Pink for Challenges

Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend. I love this cute little girl called Gracie from Whimsy/ Chrissi's Digi images, click here. I used all of my 5 different pinks from Pro Markers, and a cute little ribbon flower, some butterfly punches and the leaves are from MS and a little bit of embossed card as a background, the papers are all from Kaisercraft, the 'cake' I quickly put together from the left overs I had, the stand is cut out from the SU curly labels punch, and lots of glitz all over the place, lol.
Hope you like it, 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Fashionista Challenge: Pink and Girly
Little Darlings # 21: Pastels
Creative Belli Blog #141: Children
Crafty Creations #165 :  Flower Power
 Polka Doodles  W 15 : Pretty in Pink
Sugar Creek Hollow   # 7: Die Cuts + Punches
Sundays with Chrissi # 28: fav. colour combo ( pink and white)
Paper Sundaes # 116:  Anything Goes

Friday, 13 April 2012

DT Card for the Poodles Parlour : Circles

Hi everyone, well it's Poodles Parlour time again. This week we are asking you to create something with circles or as a circle what ever takes your fancy.
Our sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy and I have used one of their many gorgeous images. I love this dancer, she looks so elegant. I chose green tones this time, she looks great in any colour combo. I used papers from my stash and I always use Pro markers for my colouring. I used a paper doily as well. Hope you like it.
Now it;s your turn, blessings Hilde
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

TopTipTuesday# 74: Spotty Dotty
 Digital Tuesday# 155: Birthdays
 Deep Ocean# 23: Inspired by song :( I could have danced all night...)
My Mums Craft Shop# 52: Celebration
Scraps of Faith # 45: Diecuts/ Punches ( the circles are punches)
 Digi Doodle# 103: Paper Lace

Something different: Baby Card for Challenges

Hi all , hope you are well and have great plans for the weekend. Well I decided to try something different. I have set myself a challenge recently to try to do something different each week. This is an Easel card, but it also has a tag tucked in the base of the card. As well as some journeling space behind the easel.
The papers are from 'My minds eye'. I always colour with pro markers, the image is from Delicious Doodles, and the butterflies are a mix of MS punches and the SU die. Some glitz and bling as well.
Hope you like it.
I am entering this card into following challenges:

Stampin Sisters #134: Joyful Card
Karens Doodles # 102: Something Spring
Stamp + fun=creativity #94: Butterflies
Kaboodle Doodles# 114: Celebrate New Life
Whimsey Stamps # 34: Easel Cards
 Paper PlayW15: Things with wings
Charisma Cardz# 14: Fancy Folds
Aud Sentiments# 52: Sprin/Summer colours
Southern Girls# 42: Fancy Folds ( Aus)


Thursday, 12 April 2012

DT Card for the Papercrafting Journey: # 7 : 3 or more patterned papers

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and had a great week so far. This week on the Paper Crafting Journey
we are asking you to use 3 or more patterned paper on your paper creation, you can make a card, scrapbook page or what ever else you can make out of paper.
This week we are being sponsered by Robyn's Fetish, hop on over and check out her wonderful digi designs
I used a selection of papers from my stash.
I always use Pro markers for colouring, and I added a cute paper doily.

I am entering this card into the following challenges;
All that scraps: Anything goes
Paper Pretties# 201: Lots of layers, 3 or more papers
Sassy Cheryls # 110: anything goes
 Cupcake Crafts# 187: spring is in the air
 IDIC# 102: Anything goes
 One Stitch# 108: Use a Digi

Sunday, 8 April 2012

DT card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 15: Things with wings

Hi everyone, and Happy Easter. It's the Squirrel and the Fox time again, and we are asking you to create a card with things with wings.
Anything with wings will do, and we have Bugaboo as our sponsor, yeah, my favourite image ever.....
I always use Pro Markers for colouring, papers are from my stash, the black butterflies are rub ons. Something I don't use often. The butterfly border is a MS punch, as are the leaves.
Soo, now it's your turn, looking forward to visiting your blogs, blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Raise the bar: Cutesy Easter / Spring card
Stamp, scrap and doodle: things with wings
 Sugar Creek Hollow# 6: Floral
Stampin for the weekend: Ready Tedddy go
Whimsey STamps# 33: Use ribbon on your card
 FourishesTT# 163: Birthday Card

Saturday, 7 April 2012

DT Cards for SAS4Kids: Mother's day/Father's day

Hi everyone, hope you are well, and I wish you all a very Happy Easter this weekend. At
Send a Smile 4 Kids we are asking you to make a Father's Day or Mother's Day card , and then send it in so the children will have a gorgeous card to give to their parents. We have allowed enough time for this to happen, if you want to find out more, please go the the SAS4kids blog.But ofcourse you do not have to do that, you can enter our challenge without sending the cards. Good luck
Our sponsers this week have been very generous and we got to play with some of their gorgeous digi stamps.
Fathersday card: Image -Digi Doodle
Coloured with promarkers, Top Note die, and papers from my stash
Mothersday Card: Image: Cuddly Buddly
Coloured with Promarkers, Kaisercraft papers

I am entering the Mother's day Card into the following challenges:
Marks Finest # 102: Mothersday
Prairie Fairy Fridays# 76: Anything goes
Flourishes# 12: Mothers Love
4 Crafty Chicks : Flowers
 WishcraftW 14: Use your stash
 Lollipop Crafts# 74: Project without embellishments
I Love Promarkers # 111: Spring

Happy Easter : Easter basket for challenges

Hi everyone!! Happy Easter to you. I pray that you would consider the reason we celebrate Easter, and not just look at this weekend as just another long weekend. 
May you all have a blessed Easter celebration. HE died and rose again.
That is cause for celebration.

I have made a couple of little Easter baskets for my Grand kids, the green one is from my 4 year old Grandson who loves green and dinosaurs, not sure how I was going to fit dinosaurs into the theme, so just stuck to green, lol. The pink basket is for my 2 year old grand daughter who loves pink and girly things. 
I used card stock for the baskets and papers from my stash, I always use pro markers for my colouring, MS butterfly border punch and papers from my stash. Blessings Hilde
I am also entering the green basket into the following challenges:

 Gingerloft# 37: Anything but a card
Paper Sundaes# 114: Easter
Hooked on crafts # 19: Easter
Kaboodle Doodles# 113: Anything but a rectangle
Totally Stampalicious: Anything but a card
 Crafty Cardmakers# 65: Easter
PreCreative# 22: No card
Incy Wincy # 140: Easter or Pastel
 Digi Tuesday# 154: Easter
Everybody Art# 187: Easter
Kartenallerlei # 51: Animals
Creative Inspiration # 157: Easter
My Mums Craft shop # 51: Easter Creations/Animals
Hanna and Friends # 139: Easter
Aud Sentiments #51: Happy Easter
Rainbow Lady;s # 199: Happy Easter
Patties Creations # 41: Easter
 Glitter GeeksW14: Easter