Sunday, 28 July 2013

DT card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 49: Nautical/Sealife

Hi there, hope you had a great week so far. Every second Sunday the Squirrel and the Fox have a wonderful challenge for you. This time we are asking you to create a card with a 
Nautical/ Sealife theme...
the DT had the opportunity to play with some images from our sponsors.....Oak Pond Creations
I chose the crabs, so cute, and perfect for kids of any age really, so many memories in this creation...I used papers from my stash, sizzix top note die, I always use promarkers to colour my images, and I sponged the edges of he image, trying to re-create the sandy look by using some liquid pearls...hope you like it. The crabs look nice and red, almost ready to
Now it's your turn....blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act # 17: Anything goes
Crafts4eternity# 134: Anything goes
Happy Campers# 20: Summer
Cute Card Thursday # 279 : By the seaside
Crafty Creations # 232: Summer
Papercraft Star # 154: photo insp.
The Sisterhood : bring on the heat
Craft your Passion # 172: Happy Birthday

 Photo inspiration for Papercraft Star

Friday, 26 July 2013

Guest Designer at Sweet Stamps : Christmas Greenery

Hi everyone, it's my turn again over at Sweet Stamps, as a Guest Designer....
This week it;s Christmas Greenery....
I love using the Sweet STamps as they stamp crisp and clear...the stamps I used here are the Pointsettia Corner (746 E) and the Merry Christmas Sentiment (956 D).
Papers and everything else is from my stash, I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 23, Martha Stewart punch for the pine branches, I alwasy use Promarkers for my colouring, and some red jewels for the berries...finished off with some red ink distressing on the edges....
Hope you like it...
I am also entering this card into the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday # 90: Anything goes
I love Promarkers # 178: Christmas in July
Crafts and Me # 139: Anything goes
idic: Christmas in July
Creative Creations# 15: Anything goes
Divas by Design: Anything goes

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

DT Card for Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge # 7 : A Wedding Blog Hop

Crafting with Dragonflies is having a 
Wedding Themed Blog Hop
Hi everyone, warning this is a long post, so hang in there....we are having a Wedding Card Challenge with a blog hop. You will need to go to the main blog and check out the sequence of the hop and find the mystery clues in each stop and put the secret message together.... 
Every Design Team member has some goodies to give away, so make sure you leave a comment,  you gotta be in it to win it...
I would love it if you did the blog hop, but you can always just enter the challenge only if you wish...
Here we go....

You know the little Poem that everyone say........
 Something old represents the link between the bride's family and the past. Something new represents optimism and hope in the bride's new life. Something borrowed is to remind the bride that friends and family will be there for her when help is needed long after the wedding is over. Something blue is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. The sixpence, often worn in the left shoe, is to wish the bride and groom good fortune and financial security!

So, did you spot the mystery word you have to collect???

If you are here then you would have come from the main blog: Crafting with Dragonflies and will need to go to
Ina's blog here

Collect the words to make up the mystery answer.... and then send to the Susan
via the or directly to :
My little Wedding story:
My Wedding was in November 1981. We had no money and my husband actually organized the wedding, not me, I had just arrived in Australia in I really didn't know anyone, I was born here, but had lived mainly in Germany where my parents came from. I had met my husband when he came to visit his Uncle in Germany and we hit it off...So I arrived in June 1981, we were engaged in September, married in November.
Obviously we didn't believe in long engagements, lol.
 I bought a dress off the rack from Katies, when they used to have wedding dresses back in the day....I went straight from work, picked and payed for it, it was one weeks wages, back then $250. I was a Data Entry girl in an office in the City.
My husband had hired a 4bedder yacht for the weekend, so I had to get dressed on it without mirror, I had no bridesmaid or anything...
The wedding itself and the reception was all at a waterside restaurant, we arrived and left in the yacht we had hired. When it was over, we left in the pouring rain, pitch black darkness. In the morning we were wondering what all the fluffy white stuff was, it was all over the boat...
Mystery solved after we were using buckets to chuck it into the was the rice everyone had thrown at us in copious amounts, as we were leaving in the yacht, it had swollen up overnight with all the
Here is a wedding pic...oh my, how young we were..and no photographer either, just snapshots... certainly different these days. I think all up the wedding was under $1000 that includes the dress and my husbands suit... we only had 25 wedding guests...

I found this cute little pic on pinterest, what a cool idea to add the blue to your wedding....

Well here is my creation, this gorgeous image is from Sassy Studios and is my prize to give away to a winner I get to leave a lovely comment, you might just be the lucky one, blessings Hilde

I used papers from my stash, it;s a box Easel Card, the handle is a pearl brad, lots of bling, the crown is a die cut, flowers from my stash, the gorgeous Bride digi from Sassy Studios is the giveaway that I have for you to win, just leave me a comment here, it just might be you...
Sorry about the colour in this photo, in real life it's a really gorgeous baby pink....more like the flowers
Good luck, blessings Hilde

Saturday, 20 July 2013

A card for a friend for challenges

Hi all, this is just a fun card, with bits I had on the desk, the main focus is on the sentiment which I found on Pinterest, and all the rest is from my stash, if I can find the packet the die came in I will fill it in later...hope you like it, blessings Hilde
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sister Act 16: Anything goes
Brown Sugar # 51: Anything goes
Hiding in my Craftroom # 107: freestyle
Penny's # 136: Use black somewhere
Paper Pretties# 267: Sentiment focus
Dutch Dare: Floral Frenzy

DT Card for SAS4Kids #60 : Christmas in July

Card 1: Clear Dollar Digi Stamp- love this image......will use it heaps

Card 2: Image is a stamp from Cracker box....just gorgeous

Hi everyone, it's SAS4Kids time again and I hope you are all well, time flies when you are having fun, let me tell you....It was hard to think about Christmas this time of year,
but it never hurts to get a head start on some Christmas Cards....
I had bought so many papers that would suit the Christmas theme last year, and then hardly used any. So at least I was able to use some of my ever growing stash.
(I thought it was meant to get less not more, not sure what is going on there, lol)
So the papers and bits and pieces are all from my stash, I always use pro markers for my colouring and I love using lots of stickles..... 
blessings Hilde
I am also entering these cards into the following challenges;
 Card 1:
Word Art Wednesday # 89: Anything goes
Crafty Creations # 231: Time to Sparkle
 Paper Pretties # 267 : Sentiment Focus
 Tuesday Throwdown # 156: Anything goes
Lej Designs # 62:  Anything goes
Eureka # 48 : Christmas in July
613 Avenue Create # 28: Anything goes

Card 2: 
I love Promarkers #177: Anything goes
Creative Belli # 174: Christmas
Created with Love # 50 : Anything goes
 Anything goes # 97: Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Use your markers( I used Pro Markers)

Monday, 15 July 2013

Guest Designer at Sweet Stamps : Dryer sheet technique

Hi there and welcome. This is my second card as a Guest Designer for Sweet Stamps....This week we are asking you to use the dryer sheet technique. If you hop on over to the main Sweet Stamps blog here, you can find out the link to the tutorial....
I had a dryer sheet, but mine was too dense, you couldn't see through I had to scrounge through my cupboards to find something....I then pulled out a wet one/baby wipe and let it dry out, and tried that, nope to solid as well...then I found this gauze I had for ages, and event though the material is a little different, the effect is the same, and I like it..I will try to do something like this again I think.
I used the Poinsettia Corner(746 E) twice and coloured it with my Pro Markers, I used gold liquied pearls for the centres and then used the sentiment stamp: Jesus is the reason for the season...(961D).
The base card is a dark grey shimmer, the dp from my stash, and the bow is a silver and red cord...
Hope you like it....
Blessings Hilde

Sunday, 14 July 2013

DT card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 48: Something Spooled

Hi there, hope you all had a great weekend so far, and yes it's the Squirrel and the Fox time again...
This fortnight we are asking you to create a card with something spooled,
so include ribbon, twine or something along those lines....
I have used papers from my stash, a gorgous organza pink ribbon, which I added a double bow, held down with two pearl heart stick pins, a crochet flower with a jewel centre,  a gorgeous row of pearls, ek success border punch and a part die cut from heartfelt creations poking out from under the cup, the image is from our sponsor this fortnight : Robyn Fetish, this is one of my favourites and I have used this image on many occassions....I always use pro markers for  my colouring, hope you like it...hop on over to the main blog to find out what you can win....blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Marks Finest: Favourite Technique: Colour image with Promarkers, adding die cuts, bling and glitz
2 Sisters # 152: Make it Sparkle
Sister Act # 15: Anything goes

Penny's Paper # 135: Think Pink
Songbirds #24: Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons # 52: Anything with ribbon
Love to create # 73: Ribbon and Bling
Word Art Wednesday # 88:Anything goes

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Guest Designer at Sweet Stamps - Christmas with Parchment

Hi everyone, well it's an honour to say that I have been chosen to be a Guest Designer over at
Sweet their stamps as they stamp with crisp and clean lines....
This is my first attempt at using parchment, which as you can see, turns white in the areas where the embossing folder has pushed into the parchment ...I just ran it through the big shot, dont' have the patience to do it by hand, and surprisingly it worked....I then added some bling, and stickles, but be aware the stickles makes the parchment bubble...the paper is from Kaisercraft and the stamps I used were:  Christmas Rose Candle and the sentiment stamp Merry Christmas...
I stamp the image on the back and coloured with my promarkers from the back also, then flipped it over and there you have it...hope you like it...
so hop on over to Sweet Stamps and check it out....
Blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges;

 Paperminutes# 277 : Anything goes
Paper Make UP # 96: Anything goes
LEJ Designs # 61: Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments: Christmas in July
Through the Craftroom door: Anything goes
The Paper Players # 153: Christmas in July
 Crafting when we can# 48: Christmas in July
Platypus # 36: Christmas in July
Allwasy something creative # 57: Christmas in July
Whiff of Joy # 158: Christmas in July

DT Project for Crafting with Dragonflies # 6 : An unusual Fold

The image flips open to reveal a great space for journialling or a greeting, like a joy fold almost
Large pull out tag
 Other side of the tag, great space for a photo or two

Hi all, hope you are well, believe it or not, but we are already up to challenge 
# 6 Crafting with Dragonflies....OMG.....
This fortnight we are 'challenging' you to 
create a unusual fold card
but not an easelcard.....I found this Criss cross card tutorial, and thought that it was something I could do, I have over the last couple of months made a few and am loving the look of the card....even though it does chew up a fair bit of cardstock.... click here to go to the Youtube video for the instructions.....
The papers are from my stash, I alwasy colour with pro markers, and the image is just so gorgeous and is from Delicious Doodles....
So hop on over  to our main blog and check out the other creations from the DT and be in it to win it...Delicious Doodles and Di's Digi Stamps are sponosering us for this challenge, and they both have a fantastic range of images for you to win...
Blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew # 40: The Great Outdoors
Use it Tuesdays # 59: Birthdays
Eureka Stamps  47: Hitting the Beach
 NMWC# 11: Anything goes
Challenge 4 Everybody # 24: Anything goes
Sister Act # 14: Anything goes
Brown Sugar # 49: at the beach
Shopping our STash # 109: Summer

Saturday, 6 July 2013

DT Card for SAS4Kids: DieCuts and Punches

  Card One: Image from DD
using a MS leaf punch 

Card two: Easel Card, using image from Sassy Studios
intricate dies from heartfelt creations and memory box 

Hi everyone, it's SAS4Kids time again, this fortnight we have a wonderful challenge for you, use you die cuts and or punches. Now you get to use those dies you have tucked away and havent even taken out of the packet yet....
For Card One:  I always colour with promarkers, used the MS leave punch to imitate the algea and added bling and stickles
For Card Two: I decided to make an Easel Card for this one, I coloured with Promarkers, used heartfelt creations dies (pink) and the white is from memory box, just love that and papers are from my stash. Notice the cute little mini gold dragonfly at the bottom right rose???
so cute.
I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
Card ONE
Word Art Wednesday # 87: Anything goes
 Bearly Mine # 93: Anything goes
Artistic Insp #48 : Anything goes
Squigglefly #26: Purple Passion
An Inky Situation #1 : Anything goes
Through the craft room door: Anything goes
Pile it on # 26: Bling
Blessings Ink : Anything goes
 613 Avenue# 26: Anything goes
 Marks Finest# 166: Purple
Crafty Friends #5: Bling

Card TWO 
Aud Sentiments # 85: Anything
Paper Minutes # 276 : Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly : anything goes
Created with Love # 48: For the girls
Fashionista # 17: Wedding or Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy : Lets get girly
Lia Stampz # 44: Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays #161 : All things Digital