Monday, 29 October 2012

Feel free to check out my new blog

Hi everyone, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all my new followers, so glad to have you aboard. 
This is not my normal type of posting on this blog, please bare with me.
I have been thinking about running another blog, so I can post all my latest endevours with all sorts of things I have become interested in,  particularly since I have been pinning things on Pinterest. I absolutely love it.
My brother in law had recently helped me with getting my garden back into gear. I had Breast Cancer 7 years ago now, and completely lost interest, even though I had previously enjoyed a bit of gardening and always had flowers on all sorts in my garden. Never ventured into veggies and all that.
At one stage I even ripped everything out....not sure why, but I did feel better afterwards. And the garden had not been touched since other that a bit of weeding.
I could go on, but don't want to make this post too long. So I used this opportunity to start another blog, so I can share my experiments with my new found gardening enthusiasm , interest in DIY, self sufficiency, very intriguing that idea, and other wonderful things along the way. 
Sorry that there aren't any before pictures, as I just did not think to take any...
Please feel free to hop over, click here and check it out, I have only just started but hope to have a posting or two every week. Would love to hear from you.
Many Blessings Hilde

Front Pocket Card for challenges

Hi everyone, this is a card out of the 'norm' for me. I am trying to have a go at new things and stretching my self a little. I really like the way it turned out. The little pouch in the front is a 6 x 6 inch piece of double sided paper and is in the diamond fold. I just folded the front tip over again ( see under the butterfly) and there you have it. I don't have the photo to show you , but there is another pocket behind the first, so you can put in lots of gift cards, photos, little notes, stickers, anything that's reasonably flat I guess.
( I just put in a little note card for illustration purposes)
 Just picture this is Christmas papers..... The papers are a mix from my stash, sorry I can't tell you which one. It;s all on a black base card, a black paper doily, (am in love with the black paper doily), , lots of bling, and the butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch the large one. The card is 14 x 14 cm square, or I think 5.5 inch approx.
the Sentiment was computer printed and cut out with the word punch from SU.
Have a great day, blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Gingerloft # 51 : No colouring ( DT)
Challenge up your life# 81: Pocket Card
2 Sisters # 115: Fall colours
Dream Valley # 44: Glitter and Bling
Rubys Rainbow  #40:  Use a Doily
Divas by design #58: use some orange

Sunday, 21 October 2012

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 43: Early Holiday Wishes

Bugaboo Image

The cutting cafe

Hi everyone, well this fortnight just flew past. Over at Send a Smile 4 Kids we all had fun making card for this challenge: early Holiday Wishes.
Please check out all the details on the main blog. I always use Pro markers for my colouring, and tried a 'fur' effect on the penguin, not sure it worked, lol.
The second card was so easy, I just used some background paper from my stash and printed out the rest from the cutting cafe already in colour, all I had to do is cut it out. I used a punch for the circles..
Now it;s your turn, so go and have some fun , blessings Hilde

Blog Hop Winner : Announcing winner for the Squirrel and the Fox Blog hop

What an awesome success our very first Birthday blog hop was.
Thank you to all who joined in on the fun, and now we get to the good bit.
I would like to announce the winner of my blog hop prize............
Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........................................( Drumroll.........)


Congratulations Manderly,  hop on over to  the Squirrel and the Fox and email Linda, all details on the main blog, and also a big thanks for your lovely message you left on my blog.

Congratulations also to all the other winner, the prizes were absolutly fantastic.
Blessings Hilde

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 29: Use a ribbon

Image from digi Garden

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend,  the Squirrel and the Fox challenge blog are slowly getting over our 1 year birthday celebrations and this week we are asking you to use your ribbon. Add a ribbon to your creations whichever way you think. Great opportunity to use your stash ...
Our sponsor this week is the Digi Garden. Jacki , the owner, has the most cutest digis designs ever. So hop on over and the check them out.
The flower is made from a ribbon as well, the gros grain mauve ribbon has just been wrapped around the card. The papers are from my stash and I always use Pro markers for my colouring. 
Looking forward to your creations, blessings Hilde
I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft: Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour Anything goes
 Annabelles # 90: A kids card
Fussy and Fancy# 74: Anything goes
Stamp n Doodle : Anything goes
Penny's # 98: Girls, girls girls
I love Promarkers # 139; Anything goes
Fashionista # 8: Anything goes
Lollipop # 92: Happy Birthday

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Thank you Card for challenges with Crackerbox Palace Stamp

Hi everyone, I won this gorgeous stamp by leaving a comment on Karens Kreative kards blog.Karen is also the fearless leader of SAS4Kids and has a great selection of cards and different techniques for you to check out. The Crackerbox Palace stamp is absolutely gorgeous and I hope I did it justice. I always use promarkers for my colouring and the papers are from my stash. I used the Tim Holtz die for the bird ( not useing the bird cage on this one) , and EKsuccess and MS punches for the flowers, the hearts are part of the paper, I just added some bling, and used a Kraft card base. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Divas by design : Anything goes
Crafts and Me # 105: Anything goes
Deep Ocean# 36: Anything goes
Creative Inspiration# 184: Anything goes
Top Tip tuesday # 87: Things with wings
Creative Card Crew # 21: Birds
Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays # 123: Anything goes
Incy wincy : Anything goes
Stampalot: punch away
Polka DoodlesW40: Wings and Things

Sunday, 7 October 2012

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 28: Things with Wheels

Hi all , hope you are all well and had a great week. This week our challenge over at the Squirrel and the Fox is 'things with wheels'.
Our generous sponsor once again is Bugaboo. Check it out.
Don't forget our 1 year Anniversary blog hop is still on and you can start from here.
For my image I have used this pre coloured old car image from Fred she Said.
I also use MS border punch for the fence, SU butterfly die, Snellen oval die, Sizzix swirl embossing folder for the green.
Looking forward to checking out your wonderful creations, blessings Hilde

Saturday, 6 October 2012

DT Card for SAS4Kids : # 42 Punches and die cuts

Card 1:
The Paper Shelter pre coloured image

Card 2: Heather Ellis image coloured with pro markers

Hi everyone, it's SAS4Kids time once again. This week we are asking you to make a card using your punches and or die cuts.
I know over the years I have collected quiet a few, only to find out there is still room for more....
For Card 1; I have used EK success large border punch ( my new favourite) Ivy leaves, bird and birdhouse from Creatables and the oval leaves are a die from Dynamics, and the oval die is from nellie snellen
Card 2 with the image from Heather Ellis: Carl punch for the doggy foot prints and the cute little bird  house die cut is from Creatables
All papers are from my stash and I always use pro markers for my colouring ( the top card using a paper shelter image was pre coloured) perfect for the card in a hurry.........................
looking forward to seeing your creations, blessings Hilde
I am also going to enter Card 1 into the following challenges:
Card 1:
Dutch DAre # 185: Fall
DYSU # 92: Warm colours
Crafts 4 Eternity # 92: Lots of leaves
Card Crafters Circle # 43; Autumn colours
Sarah Hurley #73: Autumn
Crafty Catz# 153: Autumn
 Sassy Cheryls# 135: Lets think about fall