Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sad, but true

Hi friends,
in the last couple of months I have won a bunch of different challenges. It's wonderful to win, we all know that, and I have been blogging a while now and have quiet a few 'wins' under my belt so to speak.
I don't mean to sound arrogant or anything, just the way it is, because I enter a lot of challenges over the time, and you are bound to win some. It's great when you do, and often there is a prize attached to the win.
Now here comes the : Sad but true part.
Just recently I have been dissapointed in the way certain challenge blogs have treated their 'winner'.
Once you find out you won, you then contact the blog....right?
Yeah, did that.
They then send you an email back saying stuff like: congratulations, pick from these images or here is your prize attached, either a voucher or a digi stamp or what ever it may be. Right??
Wrong!!
After the initial contact, I never heard from them again.....
Even after sending another email to check if they got it ok. Nothing.
So I check the email on the challenge blog, I am human, I make mistakes....nope, got it right.
Should I pester them again??? Give them a couple more days, maybe they are busy....sent email again.
Nothing. so that's it then....?? or is it.
What would you do???
Has this happenend to you? or just me?
Well I just had a bad run, it's happenend to me from three different blogs 3 times in a row.
I am just so dissapointed. Why run a challenge blog, and have sponsors that provide prizes, and then when it;s the winners right to receive that prize, you don't answer them back?
I have come across a bunch of challenge blogs where the blog had to re-draw the prize because the winner did not contact them...!!! Works both ways I guess.
Curious to know if this has happenend to others...
Let me know
Blessings Hilde

DT card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 12 : Autumn

Hi all, hope you had a great week. Well it's Sunday in the land downunder, and everything is back to front, including our seasons. Most of you are going into spring we are going into Autumn.
This week over at the Squirrel and the Foxwe are asking you to make an Autumn card. I used warm autumn colours and butterflies.
The butterfly border punch is from Martha Stewart, the die cut butterfly is a marianne creatables, and everything else is from my stash, the image is from our sponsor Bugaboo and is called:
Love Blocks - love conquers
Now it's your turn, looking forward to visiting your blogs....blessings Hilde
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters# 80: anything goes
Mami Doodles: Use 3 papers
Crafty Catz: I spy....B ( Butterflies)
Moving along: Lots of layers
 Paper Pretties# 194: Punches and Die cuts

Friday, 24 February 2012

DT Card for the Alphabet Challenge: B for Busy Bugs

Hi everyone. Hope you all had a great week.Well it's Alphabet Challenge time again.
This week we are asking you to create a card with Busy Bugs. I decided to make three of my cute little Lady bugs and kept the colour theme in red, black and white.
I used papers from my stash, the lady beetle is freebie digi, some bling for the antennae, ek success border punch, I always use pro markers for my colouring. And my latest ebay acquisition, is the ribbon/fabric flower with a pearl button centre.
Now it's your turn, make sure you visit the blogs from my team mates, they have all outdone themselves this time,we must all like bugs.........lol.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamp, scrap and Doodle: More than two layers
Paper Sundaes : Birthdays
 Incy Wincy# 134: Birthdays
Lollipop Crafts # 68: anything goes
The Crazy challenge# 107: Use a die or a punch
Crafty Sentiments: Only 2 designer papers
 Sundays with Chrissi# 26: Birthday card
The sisterhood of crafters : Getting digi with it
Shelly'S TTT: Triple it(3 of something)
Frosted Designs: shape it up ( 3 x shape)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

DT Cards for SAS4Kids: Easter/Spring


Hi everyone, yes it's true, another 2 weeks has wizzed passed and it's Send a smile 4 kids time again.
We are asking for some Spring or Easter cards from you this time. Very timely indeed. Even though here in Australia we will be stepping into Autumn soon, yes we are really down under. But Easter is the same...
This week our sponsors are: Robyn's Fetish - little girl in easter bunny suit
and DeliciousDoodles - litte girl smelling the flowers
The first card with the girl smelling the flowers:  papers from my stash, ek success borderpunch and I always colour with promarkers. I used some blings as well, love my bling.

The second card I used the cute image from.......
and I coloured with promarkers, and I used papers from ( will fill in later, momentarily escaped me)
some more bling from my stash.
I would  like to enter the top card into some challenges:

 So Artful #2: Red, white and pink
Stamps and fun# 86: Birthday
Karens Doodles # 98: Celebrate
I love promarkers # 104: Nature
Crafty Catz# 120: Fav. Things( borderpunch, colouring with promarkers, bling)
Allsorts # 142 : Anything goes

Now it's over to you, looking forward to visiting your blogs and checking out your creations, blessings Hilde

Friday, 17 February 2012

DT Card for the Poodles Parlour : Mothersday / or card for a female

Hi everyone, it;s Poodles Parlour time again. This week we are asking you to create a Mothersday Card. Our generous sponser this week is Lexi's Creations
I used a freebie image from the Graphics Fairy for my card. I love this colour combo and went with it.
I used papers from my stash, border punch is from ek Success, crochet flower from ebay.
The birdcage is a marianne creatables die, the oval is from nellie snellen. The bejewelled pins are inspired by Tracey. My first ones I made. Wahoo. They really are easy to make yourself once you have all the right supplies. Check out Tracey's tutorial here
Now it's over to you. Looking forward to checking out your card.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

 CES# 72: Lots of layers ( 3 or more)
Simon say stamp : anything goes
Little Darlings : Fav embellies theme ( crochet flowers)
Penny's# 73: Anything goes
DYSU# 59: Layers
Cute Card Thursday# 204: Flower Power
Shelly's TTT : Show us what you got
Digi Doodles # 95: anything goes
Sarah Hurley # 60 : Die Cuts


Thursday, 16 February 2012

DT Card for the papercrafting Journey: Make it Cute

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great week so far. Well it's another fortnight flown past and it's Papercrafting journey time again. This week we are blessed to be sponsored by  the pink cat studio.
Hop on over and check out their gorgeous digi designs, I am using Lily Butterfly, too cute.
I always use pro markers for my coloring, used some glitz, and the butterflies are a MS punch.These gorgeous papers are from...................
Looking forward to your wonderful creations. Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

If the shoe fits# 99: anything goes
The crafty pad# 157: The letter B ( butterflies)
Ladybugs : Spring is in the air
Digital Tuesday# 147: Use your stash
Flutterby Wednesday # 190: anything with wings
Papercraft star# 84: Butterflies
Divas by design # 22: Wings and things


Sunday, 12 February 2012

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox : # 12 Valentine

Hi everyone, it's the Squirrel and the Fox time again. Fortnightly on Sunday we have a great Challenge for you. This week it's .........you guessed it: Valentine. It's on Tuesday, just in case you  didn't already know. So this gives you a chance to make your Valentine card, in case you forgot....
Our generous sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish, she has some gorgeous designs available, and I highly recommend for you to check out her digi designs. The one I chose is just beautiful. Who can argue the simple elegance of a single rose.
I always use pro markers for all my colouring, ek success border punch, and everything else from my stash.
So now it's over to you, looking forward to visiting your blogs..............

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

One stop craft shop# 169: Hearts, Flowers and Ribbon
Allsorts # 141: Free and easy
If the shoe fits# 99: anything goes
Digital Tuesday # 146: Red or pink
Crafts and Me# 68: Use a new Digi ( just got this one for the challenge)
Little Claire's # 18: romance
CRAFT # 141; Valentine

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Floral Heart for my Valentine

Hi everyone, well did we ever have a storm today. Lost electricity for 5 hours, so made cards, lots of them.
This pretty floral heart was a freebie from free vintage digi site. I used everything else from my stash, and included even some bejeweled pins I had made....with the extras that my teamie Tracey sent along.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papercraft Star # 83: Hearts
Tuesday Throwdown # 84: Be my Valentine
Creative Inspiriation # 149: Lots of Love
OLLB # 98: Be my Valentine
Lollipop # 6: Valentine
Vintage Cafe Card# 12: Floral/Blooming
2 Sisters # 78: I Heart You


Friday, 10 February 2012

DT card for the Alphabet Challenge: A for Animal Antics

Hi everyone, well it's Alphabet Challenge time again, and we are starting from the beginning again. Woohooo.
So it's A, but not just any old A, it's A for Animal Antics.
So let's see your ideas for Animal Antics.Looking forward to visiting your blogs.
Freebie digi stamp, coloured with pro markers and papers frommy stash.
The border punch is from Martha Stewart.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 Papertake Weekly     anything goes
DigiDoodle # 94: One for the boys

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cute girl with teddy and pins for challenges : LOVE

Hi again, just enjoyed playing with different colours today, really like how this has turned out. My first card using pins , the ones I got from Tracey.
The stamp image is from ( momentarily has escaped me, but  will put it here laterwhen I remember, lol)
Everything from my stash, I always colour with Pro markers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lexi's# 58: LOVE
Flourishes  : The beauty ofLove
One stop craft# 168 : For the one I love
Stamp with fun# 147: LOVE
Saturday Challenge: Hugs and Kisses
Everybody Art #179 : Love

Lady in red - Valentine

Hi everyone, this is one of my favourite stamps and you might have seen it on ocassions. This stamped image is from Kanban . They have some lovely images and I recommend to you to go and check them out.
I always use pro markers for colouring, papers from my stash, I used lots of glitz on the dress and head piece, and the border punch is from EK Success. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Rainbow Lady's # 190: Wear red
Pals Paper ARt # 128: Red
Sarah Hurley# 59: Love is all around
Flourishes: Black, white and one
 I brake for challenges# 18 - I brake for love
Crafty Anne's# 58: Love is int he air
Sweet Stampin: The one I love
My Sheri Crafts # 48: Love is in the air


Monday, 6 February 2012

Tilda with feather card for challenges

Hi all, hope you are all well.I used something that I don't normally use on cards and that is feathers. I pulled this off something I didn't like and placed it behind the rose, thought it would go well with the image blowing a dandy lion flower, so light and fluffy. Like it much better now.
I always use promarkers for colouring and the papers, flower and feather are from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant# 134: Just use some pink
The Crafty Pad # 156: Spring Colours
Birthday Sundaes # 42: Birthday Card and Sentiment
The Paper Players # 80:  Use a Flower
Stampalot: In the garden
CES# 71: Give me wings
StampARTic : Do something new ( I never used a feather on my card before)
Sew Many Challenges  #80  : Birthday

Look at what I got in the mail ; WOW

Hi everyone, I am feeling very blessed today indeed. My wonderful DT teamie from the Poodles Parlour,  and blogger friend Tracey has sent me some of her wonderful bejeweled hat pins that she makes. If you go to her blog here, you can see an easy Tutorial on how to make them.
I am so overwhelmed and chuffed to receive these from her in the mail from the other side of the earth.
Thanks so much, I will enjoy using them and thanks for the encouragement to make some myself.
Awesome.
Many, many blessings Hilde

Saturday, 4 February 2012

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 26: Anything goes


Hi everyone, it's the 1st Saturday of the month, every 1st and 3rd Saturday over at SAS4Kids we have a wonderful challenge for you. This weeks is everyones favourite. Anything goes.
We were very blessed with all of our marvelous sponsors. I was able to make two cards. For the top one I used a digi from Karens Doodles and the second one .....come on you all know it...... Saturated Canary.
I see Krista's designs all over the blogs and they are fast becoming very popular. I will admit that I have bought a few.... Hop on over to our main challenge blog at Send a smile 4 Kids and check out all the guff on our wonderful sponsers this week, and remember your creations must be child friendly.
Looking forward to checking yours out soon.

I am also entering these card into various challenges:
Card #1 ( the top one)
Glittergeeks W5: Pets
Fun with shapes and more # 102: Birthday
 Sundays with Chrissi# 26: Happy Birthday

Card # 2 ( Saturated Canary image): 
Allsorts # 140 : Free and easy
 Challenge up your life# 64: Monochrome
Ruby's Rainbow # 21: Flowers with sparkle

Friday, 3 February 2012

DT card for the Poodles Parlour: Anything goes

Hi all, well you guessed it , it's Poodles Parlour time again. This week it's everyones favourite: Anything goes.
We have been allowed to played with some of the gorgeous Kenny K images, they are our sponsors for this challenge. Check out the other DT members, we also have a bunch of new DT members, so make sure check them out. Too gorgeous for words. I always use promarkers for all my colouring, the papers are from Echo Park-Victoria gardens, and bling from my stash. I also used some Tim Holtz tape with music notes. Don't you just love the wings?
Ok, now it's your turn.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design #20: Anything goes
Craft us crazy#20: Anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop# 42: Fab n Funky
Crafts and ME : Bright Colours
Crazy 4 Challenges # 121: Lots of Layers  and embellies
Marks Finest # 92: At least 4 layers

Thursday, 2 February 2012

DT card for the Papercrafting Journey: # 2 Angels/Fairies

Hi everyone, hope you have had a good week so far. I am enjoying myself at the moment, still playing with all of my Christmas goodies.
This week at the Papercrafting Journey we got to play with some digis from Emerald Fairies.
Say hello to Isla.
This little one seems to be happy to be taken on a ride.
I used promarkers for colouring, lots of glitz, the large MS Border punch, Ek success and MS for the flowers, a blingy stick on for the dragonfly and these gorgeous papers are from:
 My minds eye-A beautiful Life.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Fussy n Fancy # 55: Polka Dots
IDIC #92: Sparkle and Shine
Lollipop Crafts # 65: Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas # 50: anything goes
DYSU # 57 : Anything goes
My time to Craft # 172: A is for Adorable
Flutterby Wednesday # 188 : Open
Fab n Funky # 106 : Use a Digi

Valentine Card with bow for challenges

Here is another one of my fast and furious creations, lol. I just love these papers from Echo Park called yours truly. Everything else from my stash. The Heart is a digi from the graphics fairy.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious # 73: Love and Hearts
Paper Pretties # 191: use a ribbon or twine
 The scrapbooking Queen # 5 ; Valentine/ Love
 Deep Ocean # 18: Love You
Top Tip Tuesday # 69 : Valentines
 The Shabby Tearoom # 99: Love is in the air
Paper Make up # 21: Be my Valentine
Di;s Digis ; Valentine
Saturday Challenge # 170: Ribbons

Valentines card with Red heart and key for challenges

Hi everyon, hope you are all well. I'v had one of those creative weeks, where I have made a heap of cards, almost like a factory, lol. But other weeks I can't even get it together to make one...
So here is the first card of this card creating frenzy....
I hand cut a larger heart and used a punch from SU for the black flowers , red prima flowers, a cute little key charm and a red organza ribbon. The papers are from Echo Park, called yours truly.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Mami Doodles : For a loved one
Daisy Doodle # 52: Romantic
 Ladybugs# 52: Loves me, loves me not
Top Tip Tuesday # 69: Valentines
Digital Tuesday# 145: Blak red and white
Little Red Wagon # 118: Valentines Day or Love
By the cute and girly; Love is in the air
Penny's Papercraft: Love is in the air