Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Have a laugh, go on .....

Hi everyone, came across this little story, and I hope it will brighten your day, it did it for



There was a teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put his boots on.  He asked for help and she could see why.  With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on.
When the second boot was finally on, she had worked up a sweat.  She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."  She looked, and sure enough, they were.  It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on.  She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on -- this time on the right feet. 
He then announced, "These aren't my boots."  She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?" like she wanted to.
Once again, she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off.
He then said, "They're my brother's boots.  My Mom made me wear them."  The teacher didn't know if she should laugh or cry.  She mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots on his feet again.
She said, "Now, where are your mittens?"  He said, "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots." 

Sunday, 29 July 2012

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox: #23 Make it Sporty

Hi everyone, well it;s the Squirrel and the Fox time again. This week we are asking you to Make it Sporty. Seeing its the Olympics and all. Did you see the openings, wow so many atheletes. Amazing.
Well best of luck for your country in these events. Looking forward to seeing your sporty cards.
Our main sponsor this week is Robyn Fetish, some great digi stamps to be won.
I used a Magnolia Edwin stamp for my card, with his soccer ball and my attempt at a centre step card. I have done a few now, but am still not that good at them as yet. Will keep trying. I used Kraft for my base card, I always colour with Pro Markers, Ek Success grass border punhc, the papers and other items I used are from my stash. I thought my stash should be shrinking some what by now..................................mmm, seems to be getting bigger all the time........................wonder why that is?
PS : Wishing Linda a speedy recovery from her emergency op. Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

 Paper Pretties# 216: Birthday Cards
Crafts and Me# 94: anything goes
PaperPlay W30: Olympic Sports
 CRAFT# 165: Use Stitching ( faux stitching around the sentiment)
 Just Inspirational# 39: Olympic Sports
Divas by Design#45: Happy Birthday
 The STamp Man: Anything goes ( celebrations)


Saturday, 28 July 2012

Card with Birdcage and Butterflies for Challenges

Hi everyone, hope you are all well, I have been fighting this headache for days now, hopefully it will go away soon. I love this Marianne Creatables birdcage die, the butterflies are from SU. Papers, pearls, paper doily and everything else are from my stash. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Shopping our stash# 61: Something new (Pearls are new as is the pink card I used for the Cage)
 Fab n Funky#131 :  No stamped images
Sentimental Sundays# 112: things with wings
Cr84fn# 59: colours: Coral, brown and tan
The Poodles Parlour: Anything goes
 Crafst4Eternity# 82: Brilliant Birthdays
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards # 18 : Rainbows and Butterflies ( brown, pink, white, tan, coral, pearl, green)

Saturday, 21 July 2012

DT cards for SAS4Kids: Animals

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great week. Well you guessed it, it's Send a Smile 4 Kids time again. The top card shows an image from one of our sponsors and is my new favourite image from Delicious Doodles and the bottom card with the cute elephant image is from our sponsor the Stamping Dragon. So hop on over to our main challenge blog and check out what you can win....gotta be in it to win it. An just one more thing, please make sure your entries are child friendly......
I always use pro markers for my colouring and all the papers and embellies are from my stash.
I hope you can play along with us this fortnight, and our theme is 
Looking forward to checking out your entries, until then blessings Hilde
I am also entering the top card into the following challenges:

Saturday Challenge # 195 : Olympics or Sports ( Horse Riding)
Digi Doodle # 117: anything goes
Charisma Cardz # 28: Your fav. animal ( Horse)
Craft Punked :  Olympic Games ( Horse Riding)
 Divas by design # 44: anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles # 128: Olympics/Sports ( Horse Riding)
Perfect Sentiment# 41: anything goes
By the cute and girly: A day at .....the pony club

Sunday, 15 July 2012

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 22 : Kids or Babies

Hi all, well its the Squirrel and the Fox time once again, and this week the challenge is to make a card for
Kids or Baby
The image is from our generous sponsor Bugaboo. This would have to be by far my favourite Bugaboo images ever......I often use this image for Baby Cards, love it.
I always use Pro markers for my colouring, a pretty paper doily, papers are from my stash, and I distressed the edges this time.
Hope you like it and am looking forward to checking out your lovely creations.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

The Poodles Parlour: Use a digi
PreCreative # 30: anything goes

GDT at Bugaboo: Christmas in July - Kids Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, I am delighted to be a Guest Designer of Bugaboo's Challenge Blog,
called Catch the bug Challenge
They have some exciting things going on this week and you are invited to join in the fun!  
So hop on over and check it out, this is what they wrote;

Not only do we have a challenge for you today but we have challenges every day for a whole week!   
In addition to  our challenge today which happens to be Christmas cards for Kids we are also having a blog hop with many great stops along the way.   
For this challenge we not only are offering our normal 10-7-4 images  to our winners but we are also offer an  additional prize of a special Christmas in July Set 2012, we will be giving away one daily so stay tuned for all the details
As I mentioned before the theme is Christmas Cards For Kids.   The reason we chose this theme is that we are in the middle of a sponsor challenge/ card drive  with a very special team who collects cards for kids in hospitals.  While you are making cards this week please consider making some extra to send to SAS4Kids!
Now it is time for some major inspiration!  
Because this is such a huge event we have invited some special guests to our party!
We have two talented Guest Designers from SAS4Kids  to serve as a reminder that there is time to not only join their challenge but also to keep sick kids in mind this week as  you create!
So there you have, get involved and have some fun.
Blessings Hilde

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Summer Butterfly card for challenges

Hi all, this is another card I made in my recent batch. I really love these colours. I used the butterfly stamp set from MFT, papers, doily and flowers are from my stash. The die cut is from SU and the border punch is from MS.
For me to see a Dragonfly or a Butterfly is a sure sign of Summer

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Take time for you # 71: Summer.
Sugar Creek Hollow #19: Summer days
Totally Papercrafts # 65: Here comes Summer
 Everybody Art # 201: Summer
Stamps + fun # 107: summer
 Incy Wincy: summertime

Cute little girl in red for challenges

Hi all , hope you are all well and enjoying life. I have had the opportunity to make a bunch of cards and this is one of them. Was in a 'colouring' kinda mood. This is an old prairie fairy image that I have had for a while now, I always use pro markers, papers , flowers ( which I have had for ages and can't seem to part with) and a quarter of a christmas doily,  are from my stash. The butterflies are punches from MS and SU as is the bird. Hope you like it, and of course heaps of glitz.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Celebrate the occasion  #70: Happy Birthday
Oldie but a goodie : Flower Power
One stop craft # 190: Summer Flowers
Paper Play# 27: Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown : hot colours( Can't think of a hotter colour than red...)

Saturday, 7 July 2012

DT Cards for the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Christmas in July

This image is from Digi Doodle 

This is an image from Bugaboo. 
Hi all , well it's SAS4Kids time again. This week we are asking you to make a Christmas Card, you might as well use this opportunity to get organized for the Christmas rush. 
 On the first pic, I used papers from my stash, paper doily, red star paper clip, and I always use pro markers for colouring.

On the second card I used traditional colours,plus pink. I am quietly please with this colour combo. I used papers from my stash, a 3d sticker of a Santa hat, some bling and I always use pro markers for colouring.

I am also entering the second card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters # 99: Christmas in July
Whimsy # 46: anything goes
Papertake : anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy  # 21: anything goes
Ladybugs : Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts # 84 : Christmas in July

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Cute girl playing in the sand for challenges: See post

Hi all, I saw this gorgeous image used on one of the many blog surfing explorations I do from time to time. I was brave enough to ask the lady where she got this gorgeous image from It's hard sometime to know it it's a stamp or a digi. Anyway, this was a stamp from 'Stamps happen', called : collecting Sea Shells.
I couldn't find it in Australia anywhere not even on ebay, and that is saying a lot. So ended it getting via the Uk. Just loved it so much just had to have it. 
I teamed this gorgeous stamp up with some of my papers from my stash, and a small embossed piece that I then inked the raised section, i always use pro markers for my colouring and I used kraft for my base card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Raise the bar # 107 : summer
Inky Impressions: Beach fun
Fab n Funky# 127: Cute and Girly
Lexi's # 68: At the beach
Perfect Sentiments # 38: Here comes the sun
 Sassy Cheryl's # 121; Summer

DT card for the Squirrel and the Fox: Christmas in July

Hi all, well it's the Squirrel and the Fox  # 21, challenge time again, and this week it's Christmas in July.
Our very generous sponsor is the Digi Doodle shop.
I love this image and I hope I did it justice, there would be so many different ways of colouring it.
I used papers from my stash, some ribbons and stickers, I always colour with pro markers.
Might as well take this opportunity to start making Christmas cards, because before you know it, you will be scrambling for cards........I am going to try to be more organized this year.......hahahahhaha...........
So hop on over to the Squirrel and the Fox and join us in our quest to be ready for Christmas...

I am also entering this card into the following challenge

Saturday Challenge # 192: Christmas