Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Another Gift box

Hi again, here is another giftbox made with the top note die, I don't think it is essential to use the top note die, but it is the perfect size.
Recipe: Top note die from SU/Sixxiz
Embossings: Cuttle bug folder  not sure of the name
Flowers, card, papers from my stash
I folded the tags of the box to the outside, so the inside stays nice and smooth. Perfect size for little gifts.
The whole idea of this box came from Jenny Moores Stamping Moments as mentioned in my previous posting, I bought a few of her kits, they are really nice and not too expensive and very easy to understand
 ( just what I need, lol) 

Pretty Christmas Gift box

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. I am still on my quest to shake thinks up some and stretch myself to make things that i normally wouldn't . I was spending valuable ( ahm) resource/research time on Pinterest the other day, when I came across a lovely box, then clicked onto the pic and ended up at Jenny Moores Stamping Moments wonderful blog with all these projects from SU. MMMm....So I bought the info on the top note box kit, which I really liked.
I changed it a little. Does this happen to you? You see some else's wonderful craft ideas and must have that particular die or what ever....I HAD to have the top note die from SU/Sixxiz a while back and used it like crazy, but it had sadly been neglected. Well it's been resurrected once again, and it really is the most versatile of dies I have ever had.....
Recipe: Cardstock and paper from my stash
Embossing is a Cuttlebug folder embosser, but don't know the name.
The label is a freebie from : Lilac & Lavender
I folded the tags to the ouside of the box, and then covered it with embossed extra pieces, this also gives the box a bit of extra strength and covers the tags, so that the inside would be smooth...
Blessings Hilde

I will be entering this box into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday # 96 : Anything goes
Paper Pretties # 67: anything goes
The Pink Elephant# 176: Pretty Packaging
 Lexi's Creations#79: Christmas
My Sheri# 99: Tis the Season
Crafty Creations# 197: Christmas is coming

How to use the Top note die in another way: Turn it

Hi all they say a picture says more than a thousand words....I found this idea on one of my Pinterest expeditions, and tried it out straight away....How cool it this?? You cut out the die, turn it and run it through again, tadaaaa.......
and you end up with to brackets as well, soooooooooooo coool. 

Monday, 26 November 2012

DT Card for Gingerloft: Leaves

Hi everyone, hope you had a great week, here is my card for this weeks challenge at 
Gingerloft, the theme is
In Australia we are at the end of Spring, so I chose the more spring/summery feel of leaves for my entry.
Hope you like it. Hop on over to the main blog and check out what wonderful ideas the other Design Team members came up with.
Blessings Hilde

Recipe: Large leaf border punch: Ek success
small flowers and smaller leaves  are all Martha Stewart punches
papers from my stash and the i always colour with pro markers, and I added some bling

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar  # 17: Anything goes
Shopping our stash # 78: Leaves 
Divas by Design # 62 : 2 or more patterned paper
 Stamp n Doodle: anything goes
Pile it on # 48: Anything but a Christmas Card

Sunday, 18 November 2012

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 45: Anything goes for Kids

Card 1: This cute little bear in the tub is from Crafty Sentiments and is so cute

Card 2; This cute little lady holding the biscuit is from Tiddly Inks

Hi everyone, well it's Send a Smile 4 Kids once again, and we have plenty of prizes for you to win.
Hop on over and check out the main blog and have a look at the other Design Teams cards for inspiration and check out the winnings...
All items used on my cards are non specific and are from my stash, if you have any questions, just let me know. I always colour with promarkers.
Blessings Hilde

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Card 1 : the card with the teddy bear in the bath
 Raise the bar# 120: Bear/Teddy
Fab n funky # 147: Let's see those Bears

Card 2:  Polka Doodles# 46: Round element on a square card ( the cookies, centre of flower)
In the Pink# 8: Use Punches/dies ( Borderpunch from Ek success)
CRAFT# 181: use Fabric(flower is made from ribbon/fabric)
Papertake Weekly: Flower Power
Incy Wincy: Girl Power
The Pink Elephant# 174: Punches/Dies ( Borderpunch from Ek success)

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 31: Anything goes

Hi everyone, hope you are well and had a wonderful week. Well it;s the Squirrel and the Fox time again and this week the challenge is everyone's favourite: 
Anything goes
Our generous sponsor is Bugaboo, and you know they have cute digi stamps. I have used a different digi this week, and decided to make a card / mini album.
The card becomes the gift, you can write in it yourself and add photos or give the card as the gift, it holds tags, the centre holds a large tag and there is plenty of room for photos and journaling.
It all holds together with a ribbon. The inside of the card/ mini album is scrapbooking paper and the outside is Kraft card...hope you like it.
All the papers are from my stash, I always colour with promarkers, a real crochet flower purchased from ebay adorns the front as well as a heart shaped paper doily.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

My Time to craft# 197: New Baby
Allsorts # 181: It's a gift ( the card/mini album becomes the gift)
Craft Punked  #46: Anything goes
Divas by design # 61: Anything goes
Penny's Paper crafts  # 107: Anything goes
Card Crafters Circle # 49: Texture ) crochet flower, doily, ribbon)
One Stop #205: Monochrome tones
Dream Valley # 45: Anything goes

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Someone needs help - great cause , please read

Hi there,
every once in a while you come across someone's story that just pulls at your heart more than others. This is one of those. This darling lady has lost her young son to a rare disease called:
x-linked  agammaglobulinemia.
Their other son has also been diagnosed and they are doing all they can to make people aware of rare diseases  and have written some children's books to raise much needed funds.
For full details, please hop over to her blog and read the wonderful story of this family and their heart break, and see if you can help in some go and check out
Scrampinmama , thanks very much

Have a great day, many blessings Hilde

Monday, 12 November 2012

DT card for Gingerloft: A touch of Gold and some news

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great week. I am excited to let you know that I have been asked to join the  the awesome DT of Gingerloft, and am very honoured, thanks Tami.
Go and check out the lovely digi images that Gingerloft to offer.

This week we are looking at creating a card with a touch of gold.
I decided to layer my card and the back ground is a Kraft card, with light gold almost pearlish in appearance corrugted back drop, with white doily and topped with gold doilies cut in half and quarters for the corners.
I always use promarkers for my colouring and I added some brads to hold the Birthday greeting.
I added a Martha Stewart butterfly with some bling as the centre.
The words: You are the Gold in my treasure is something i printed off from my computer.
Looking forward to checking out your entries...
Blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz# 158 : Anything goes
Dutch Dare # 190: My fav. Things ( I love using doilies and promarkers)
Raise the bar # 119: Birthday
 Crafty Creations# 195: No Flowers
Penny's Papercraft # 101: Lots of Layers

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Saturated Canary in warm colours for Challenges

Hi all, hope you had a great week so far, I am starting to like the saturated canary designs more and more. The trick I find is not to print them tooo small, otherwise colouring gets a bit tricky for me. Hope you like this one, papers from my stash, colouring is always with my favourite medium, pro markers, gold organza ribbon, and a little bit of glitz.the whole thing is on a Kraft card base, love the autumny colours. Blessings Hilde
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Paper Playtime# 88: Autumn colours
 Divas by design# 60: Lets go cute
The Pink Elephant# 173: Your fav colouring Mediym
Love to Create Shades of Autumn
Cupcake Crafts# 217: Get Krafty
Creative Inspiration# 188 : Red for remberance
 One Stop Craft# 203 : Colours of fireworks as insp. see pic
Shopping our Stash# 76: Best deal had to buy: ( Saturated canary digi, and the gold organza ribbon, got a whole spool for $ 2.00 and it seams to be never ending)
Stamp & doodle: Use a digi
Crafts and Me # 108: Reds

Butterfly thank you card for challenges

Hi everyone, this card is completely different to my 'normal' type of card, and that's a good thing, as I am challenging myself to try different styles all the time. Don't want to ever get into a rut...
Hope you like it the bottom flower and poem was a freebie from Lilac & Lavender, and the butterfly is a die from marianne creatables. Hope you like it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #67: thanks
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
 Paper Pretties# 231: thank you cards
My Mums Craft shop# 82: Sentiments
Incy Wincy : give thanks
Kaboodle Doodle # 144: Anything goes
 Party Time Tuesday# 93L thank you

Sunday, 4 November 2012

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 44: Happy Holidays for Kids

Pre coloured image from Doodle Pantry, 
papers from my stash, doilies and 3d Christmas tree

Image is from Sassy Cheryl's, coloured with pro markers, papers from my stash, background: dry embossing on shiny blue card with snowflakes..

Hi everyone, it's hard to keep up this week with everything that's happening, surely it's not Christmas yet???
It's Send a Smile 4 Kids time again, and this week we are asking you to create a Holiday Card for Kids.
Super easy. We have several wonderful sponsors and prizes to win, so hop on over to the main blog and check it out. 
I will be entering card number two with the boy, into the following challenges:

Divas by design: Feeling Festive
OLLCB # 117: Christmas
Paper Playtime#87: anything goes

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 30: Horses, Hats or Flowers

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful week. It's the Squirrel and the Fox time again, and this week we are asking you to make a card with either Horses, Hat or flowers, or all of them.
We got to play with some gorgeous digi stamps from an Australian company named:Make it crafty
They also have 'real' stamps as well. I just love the details of them, this gal Zoe is one talented lady. 
Head on over and check them out.

In Australia, every first Tuesday in November, in the city of Melbourne we have a horse race that seems to involve the whole country, in State of Victoria it's even a public Holiday, so hence the Horses, Hats or Flowers theme. I know of people that never even see the horses run even though they are there, it;s just one giant party, and all the girls dress up in their posh frocks, with hats and all. The rose garden is also in full bloom and is most impressive. Most people have a little bet or two, most offices tend to stop briefly to check out who won. Even those ( like myself) who isn't much interested in the whole thing....

I found these square doily on ebay UK, love them....Believe it or not the purple on the designer paper is actually the same as the background card, just didn't come out in the photo that way, what a shame.
I used some pretty blue coloured cherry blossoms and I always colour with Pro markers. As you can see the  double gate fold, folds out to reveal the centre which is doubled up to create a pocket, so to fit the large tag. Most of the embellishments are on the belli band. Hope you like it. 
Looking forward to checking out your blogs, blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

 Raise the bar# 118: Anything goes
CRAFT # 179" Birthday
 Crafty Catz# 157 : Add texture( the doily and flowers)
 Penny's Papercraft# 100:  Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks# 144: A day to remember
Creative Inspirations# 187: Lets Celebrate
Bearly Mine # 59: Flowers Galore
Lexi's Creations : Special Birthday
Love to Create # 39: Lots of Layers  -  GDT
Shopping our stash# 75: 3d Flowers

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pretty card for challenges

Hi everyone, trying out a new type of card for me, I really enjoyed making this one . The only thing i would do different I think is try something to make the flower in the bottom corner stand out a bit more, 
any suggestions?
The flowers are punches from Ek success and Martha Stewart
The gorgeous papers I used are from Echo Park, 6 x6 pad called this& that. 
Thanks for looking, blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle# 47: Patterened paper
 V's Sweet Ideas Blog# 5; anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop # 82: Bold and Bright
Party Time Tuesday #92: Anything goes
Anything goes #79: anything goes
Die Cutting Divas #89: Anything goes