Sunday, 30 June 2013

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 47 : Christmas in July

Hi everyone, it's the Squirrel and the Fox  time again and a great opportunity to get a head start for Christmas. Dust off those christmas papers you have been hording....I too......This cute image is from the Paper Shelter (TPS)our generous sponsor..

I always use promarkers to colour my images, the papers are from my stash. I kept he card very basic..hope you like it...
Here in Australia we have a little tradition that has been going for at least 20 years now, where we celebrate ( just for fun, not seriously) Christmas in July, as July is our Winter....we might not have snow everywhere, but boy it can get cold.....often a bunch of friends get together and invade a restaurant that celebrates Christmas in July and just have some have to book though, it just has become such a popular thing to do.....
Blessings Hilde
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday # 126: Anything goes
Crafts and Me # 138: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday # 86: Anything goes
Inky Chicks #7 Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #23: Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers : Name that tune ( Twas the night before Christmas)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Heartfelt creations card and tag for challenges

Here is another card (complete with pull out tag) that I did a while back now, at a heartfelt creations card making weekend....
The papers,stamped sentiment, and die cuts including the flowers are all from heartfelt creations....
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act # 13: Anything goes
Crafty Catz # 189: say it with flowers
QKR # 45: Anything goes
One Stop craft Challenge # 232: Add a tag
Hiding in my Craft Room # 104: Freestyle
Addicted to STamps # 51: Anything goes
Glitter and Sparkle # 38: Add a tag

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

DT Card for Crafting with Dragonflies # 5 : Vintage card with layers and lace

Hi all, amazingly we are already up to challenge # 5 and this fortnight it's a card challenge. So over at the Crafting with Dragonflies blog we are asking you to create a
Vintage style card, with layers and lace.
Our very generous sponsors this week are ADFD and Eureak stamps.
I fell in love with image the moment I saw it. It's an image from ADFD.
I used my Graphic 45 secret garden papers, and let me tell you hurt to cut into know what I mean, but might as well use them, no point hanging on to them forever...
The lace is actually a piece of real cotton lace, paper doily, the rest is from my stash,and I always use promarkers for my colouring....and a quickutz die for the scroll.
Now it;s your turn, let me see your interpretation of Vintage....
Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles # 177: Pastels
Through the craftroom door : Anything goes
 Crafty Sentiments: Girl Power
Sentimental Sundays # 160: For the girls
That craft place: Flowers
Pile it on#25: Vintage or shabby
 Pause Dream enjoy# 13: Anything goes
Platypus Creek # 35: Anything goes

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Wedding Card for Challenges

Hi all, this is what happens when you cant get to sleep, you make cards. This is a little out of my comfort zone, but I must admit I enjoyed it... I used my thicker white card stock, embossed and then used some of my stash, white organza ribbon, white flower, heart shaped pearl headed pins, paper doily, spellbinders , oval punch for the sentiment and then some pearls, hope you like it. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Happy Camper #18: White on white
Wags n Whiskers: # 106 : Wedding Theme/Anniversary
 Creative Belli Blog# 172: Wedding
CYDI:#38: White Wedding ( sentiment is a digi)
Everybody Art # 241: Wedding

4 Crafty Chicks # 147: Sentiments only

Baby Card for challenges

Hi everyone, I had a go at making a Baby Card with some non traditonal colours, hope you like it.
I used papers from my stash, some embossings, onesie die cut, some bling, crochet flower, and some liquid pearls...blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

LEJ Designs ; Add some texture
Creative Inspirations # 219: New Baby
Whiff of Joy # 157: Card for a baby
Lia Stampz # 43: anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom # 102:  Die Cuts

Sunday, 16 June 2013

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 46 : Use something Metal

Image from Beary wishes 

Hi all, hope you are all well and fighting fit....This fortnight over at the Squirrel and the Fox we are asking to add something metal to your creation. I added a cute little silver heart charm to the bow....
This gorgeous image is from our generous sponsor Beary Wishes....was so easy to colour. And if you go and check out the main blog and see how some of our DT have coloured this image in different way, just gorgeous.
Background papers and all the bits are from my stash I added part of paper doily, satin bow ( my last piece of this gorgeous ribbon, sniff), I always use promarkers for my colouring, hope you like it.
Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges;
Daring Cardmakers: Flower Festival
Digi Haven : Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge : #11 Anything goes

Saturday, 15 June 2013

DT Card for SAS4Kids #58 : For the girls

Card One : Image is from Saturated Canary

Card Two:  Image is from Doodle Pantry

Hi everyone, yes it's SAS4Kids time again, the time just seems to fly at the moment, or is it just me?
Today we are asking you to make a card for the girls. Well that would have to be the most easy one ever, right?? We are sponsored by Saturated Canary and Doodle Pantry who gave us some of their gorgeous images to play with.
I always use pro markers for all my colouring, papers are from my stash.
For card one, MS large monarch butterfly punch, MS fence border punch (in the background), some bling, crochet 3d flower.
For card two: large MS butterfly punch, the little birdy is a poppy die.
For more details how to enter and what you can win, hop on over to the main blog,
I would also like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Card One:
Southern Girls :( Aus) Die cuts/Punches
Divas by design: Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday # 84: Anything goes
Fab n Funky # 175: Birthday
The Crazy Challenge # 147: Teens Card

Card Two:
The Cutie Pie Challenge #46:  One for the kids
Bearly Mine # 90: Anything goes
Aud Sentiments # 82: Anything goes

DT card for Gingerloft: Tie a yellow ribbon

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great week, well it's Gingerloft time again, and this fortnight we are asking you to : Tie a yellow ribbon...
Looking forward to seeing how you would interpret this one;...
I used papers, flowers, glitz and ribbon from my stash, I always use pro markers for my colouring, and 'added' the torn paper look to the image by using a brown pro marker and drawing the jagged edge around the image....
Blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons  #48 :Anything with ribbons
Alphabet Challenge: I for Image
Charisma Cardz # 23: Digis only

Friday, 14 June 2013

Fires in Colorado

Hi to all my fellow bloggers out there. 
Living in Australia where during the Summer time we are always inundated with bush fires somewhere in our land, and having being evacuated in the big 94 bushfire up our way, when our children where little,  I know the angst and overwhelming helplessness that takes over. The inability to really hold back this incredible force. Not knowing if you will have anything left to go back to.  The amazing bravery of all of the fire fighters, volunteers and other people that risk their lives to save others and their homes.....
A very big THANK YOU to all of those wonderful people, and just letting you know out there, that I am praying and thinking of you and stay safe. This too will pass....
and if you have faith, hang onto it dearly, it will get you through...
Blessings Hilde

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

DT project for Crafting with Dragonflies # 4 : Make a box

Hi everyone, a big thank you for entering our card challenge, one for the girls, so many entries, it was great, watch out next Wednesday when the winners will be announced.

We are already up to Challenge 4 , can you believe it?, over at
Crafting with Dragonflies
This time the Team and I are asking you to create a box, from scratch if you can...go and check out the work the Team did and check out how they did theirs..
I always like making things that are useful, none more than a pretty Tissue Box..
I got my inspiration from Stempeleinmaleins, click here
There are so many You tube videos and tutorials out there, go and find something you can do, maybe you are lucky and have a box die, so you can use it for this challenge....Looking forward to checking out your entries, our sponsors are Sassy Studios and QKR...
Hop on over to the main blog of Crafting with Dragonflies and check out the details and find out if you won something in the 100 followers giveaway....and grab the free digi...
Blessings Hilde

I used some papers from Kaisercraft, my base card is just some old Kraft cardstock I have had forever, and the Image I used is the pretty rose from QKR which matches my paper perfectly.
I also used the border punch from Martha Stewart...hope you like it...

added a crochet flower with some glitz over a doily
I always use Pro Markers for my colouring, and I added lots of bling and glitz to the flowers I coloured, here is a 3d bought paper rose on top of the box.
Hope you like it, now it's your turn, you have just under two weeks now to get your entry in, so hop to it.....looking forward to checking out your entries...blessings Hilde

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Baby Side Step Card for challenges

Hi again, here is a side step card out of Kraft cardstock, made to look like a cupboard, just too cute, I will be making a few more of these...Love it.
I used papers and bits from  my stash, not sure where the stamps are from, clear stamps I think.
topnote die for the inside, found the poem on the internet, and I used the curly punch from SU for the feet in the front, beautiful pearl brads for the handles....
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody # 22: Anything goes
 Paper Makeup # 42: Kraft
 Totally Gorjuss# 188: Hey Baby
Ruby's Rainbow #55: Baby

Envelope Card/ unusual fold for challenges

Hi there, hope you all had a great weekend, I have here one of my favourite kind of folded envelope cards, made out of a scrapbook page, cut down to 11"... It is a fun card to make. All the papers and bits are from my stash, can I can't remember where I got the die from....if I remember I will slot it into this post .......the end product is roughly a 4" square, slighly larger, you can find plenty of tutorials on youtube, the one I used was from splitcoast stampers...
Blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Quirky Crafts # 12: Fold it
Paper Playtime # 12: Anything goes
Created with Love # 45: Anything goes
Marks Finest # 163 : Envelope CArd

Friday, 7 June 2013

Another Heartfelt Creations Card for challenges

Hi again, here is another one of my creations I did when doing the Heartfelt Creations card class last Saturday, see previous blog post for the details.......
The dies and papers, and sentiment stamp are all from Heartfelt Creations. The die you see on the fold is actual two corner dies, one layed underneath, and one on top folded in....the card has been layerd so the brown layer can be pulled back to give it the 3 d look. The flowers are stamped and die cut out, and shaped and layered, was lots of fun.....
Blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter # 115: Flower Power
Word Art Wednesday # 83: Anything goes
Aud Sentiments : Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks # 145: Flowers
 Through the craft room door: Anything goes
Charisma Cardz # 22: Tons of layers
Card Mania # 22: Shabby Chic

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Heartfelt Creations: bird card with tag

OMG, I had so much fun last Saturday. I had booked myself in to craft class with our local Craft Store in Hornsby/ Sydney , called Catchy Crafts, they had Emmy Lou from Heartfelt Creations teach how to make these gorgeous cards. Emmy Lou is here in Australia with her brother and husband and are traveling all over the place spreading their gorgeous card making style....
I really love all of their beautiful dies, I spent way, way to much on supplies......
I really enjoyed making them....the 'fence' is a pocket that the tag fits behind and is made up of two corner dies that overlap, to create the pocket, the little bit behind the bird tag is also a corner die, just turned and you see the little part poking out.... the flowers are stamped and then die cut, coloured with sponges and then shaped to create the 3d look. I used liquid pearls for the flower centres.  I really enjoy making the cards, you will get to see the others I made over time....
I am trying to recreate some of them, see how I go with that...
Blessings Hilde

I am entering this cards into the following challenges :

Loves Rubberstamps # 55: Anything goes ( the bird is a stamp)
Whoopsi Daisy: Shabby chic/vintage
Created with Love # 44: Anything goes
Incy Wincy: Bring on Spring
Tammy's scrapin corner # 65: Anything / texture
Hiding in my Craftroom # 100 : All that shimmers
 NMWC# 10: Die cuts, flowers, sparkle and Glitter
Marks Finest # 162: Pocket Card
Crafts and Me # 136:  Something old - Vintage style card

Sunday, 2 June 2013

DT Card for Gingerloft : Critters by the Sea

Hi everyone, it's Gingerloft time again. Gingerloft we have a challenge every two weeks, and boy do those two weeks fly by quickly...
and as allways you get to chose 3 images from the store if you win.

I tried something new, well new to me, I have only done one scrapbook page in the digital and this card which I experimented with first. I used background paper from Raspberry Road from their beach collection, and so are the other elements such as the boat, netting compass etc. The fish on the left is a button, and on the right I painted over the fish with liquid pearls. The pearls on the right are 3d and I stuck on different sizes... The jumping dolphins are from Gingerloft and is a digital stamps which I was able to fit in with it... The setting on my printer also allowed me to print off with a stripe on the digi background, don't ask me how I did, because I don't I fluked it once again....half my digital experiments are just that, ( more happy accidents than anything else)
So a fully digital designed card front, which I adhered to white cardstock.....
Hope you like it and I hope this encourages you to experiment a little as well...
Give it a go....
Blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

Crazy 4Challenges # 188: Summer Insperation ( Boat stuff always reminds me of Summer)
Allways something# 55: Ab in den Urlaub/ Holiday ( on a boat)
CRAFT # 209: Fathersday or Male
Brown Sugar # 44: Masculine Birthday
Eureka Stamps # 41: The great outdoors
Songbird  #21: All creatures

DT Card for the Sqirrel and the Fox # 45 : Winter/ Summer

Image from Saturated Canary

Hi everyone, hope you had a great week, well it's the Squirrel and the Fox time again, and this fortnight we are asking you to create a Summer or Winter card....Even though funnily enough the colours I chose are more wintery looking, the card is to be a Summer Card. I love these fresh colours and I added a Cherry blossom...just because.
I also added some tiny little pearls onto her pocket and her shoes...too cute...
I always use promarkers for my colouring. Papers and bits are all from my stash.
We are very blessed to have Saturated Canary as our sponsor, who couldn't use another great image from Krista? right? So get to it, I am looking forward to seeing your creations.
We also have a DT call on as one of the girls is leaving, so just add DT after your name when you enter and you might be working in our team very soon....go for it...
Blessings Hilde

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

A gem of a challenges#82: Summertime
Allsorts  # 209: Here come the girls
Charisma Cardz # 21: Divas
Fab n Funky # 173: For the girls
Stampartic : Summer

Saturday, 1 June 2013

DT card for SAS4Kids : Anything goes for kids

Image from Fred she said : Poppies - Digistamp
Crackerbox palace: Peakaboo Cat- real stamp

Hi everyone, you guessed it, it's SAS4Kids time again, and this is so easy,
it is
Anything goes for Kids...
Card 1: I chose the poppy image, this would be for a child to give to an older person, or an older child. I know many kids that love flowers, and my daughter used to hate it if I gave her something babyish when she was 11 and 12 years old.....She was so desperatly wanted to be older...She will be 18 this year, sniff...
Papers are from my stash, I always use promarkers for my colouring, lots of bling, and the flowers are metal and have a small brad centre...Hope you like it..
Card 2: I used papers from my stash and I overstamped it with a damask stamp in brown, I just think this gorgeous peekaboo cat is the cutest stamp ever...... I coloured her eye in blue and added some glitz, twine for accent...hope you like it...
Blessings Hilde

I will also be entering the cards into the following challenges:

Card 1: 
Happy Campers # 17: Use Metal (the little flowers are metal with a metal brad)
 Lia Stampz # 42: Add a flowers
Challenges4Everybody# 21: Anything goes
Paper Creators # 9: Anything goes

Card 2: 
 Word Art Wednesday: Anyting goes
Totally Papercrafts # 169: Anything goes
Paperminutes # 271: Cats
Addicted to Stamps# 47: Make your mark
 Card Makin Mamas# 70: Use rubberstamps
Glitter n Sparkle# 34: Birthdays