Saturday, 30 November 2013

DT Card for Brown Sugar # 70 - Thank You



Hi everyone, over at Brown Sugar we are asking you to creat a Thank You card...
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles, I love their image, but in particular love their floral images.....always a sucker for flowers......I used a craft coloured card stock as my base and did a double gate fold ( I think that is what it is called), I alwasy use promarkers for my colouring, and I also added some glitz, the border punch is a lace doily punch from Ek Success. I hope you like it...now it's your turn.....blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges: 

Kitty Bee # 14: Thank you
Cut it up # 33: Giving Thanks
Sister Act  #35: Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday # 297 : Anything goes
Crafty Girls  # 7 : Anything goes
Aud Sentiment # 94: Any Sentiment 
Crafty Creations # 250: Thank you


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

DT project for Crafting with Dragonflies # 16: Christmas Ornament for tree or wall


Hi all, it's Crafting with Dragonflies again, and this fortnight we are asking you to make a
Christmas ornament
something to hang on the tree or on the wall. 
I made this 2d tree hanger, and I will be making some more, as I really like it, and it is the perfect size (3 x 3) for what I was after. The image is from our sponsor bugaboo, I always use pro markers for my colouring and all the other items are from my stash.The gorgeous holly leaves with silver accents was a find from ebay, and I got them just in time to post this.....I think they really enhance the project, I added some red/white twine and there you have it.
Please make sure you hop on over to the main blog and check out all the girls wonderful creations, they outdid themselves this time, blessings Hilde

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration# 69: Anything goes
Lexi's # 104: Christmas
Paper Playtime # 24: Anything goes
Come and get it : Anything goes/Use a digi
Scribble n Scrap #6: Anything goes
Fab n Funky : Anything goes
Delightful Challenges: Anything but a card


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Craft Room Reveal : Hilde

Hi everyone, there is nothing more fun than to have a bit of a snoop over at someones else's craft room...
Well over at Crafting with Dragonflies, we are having a bit of a Craft Room Reveal, no one more excited about that than me, I love checking out where my girls do their creative stuff...

I have been very blessed indeed to have my own craft room now...but after 32 years of marriage, I don't feel guilty one bit....when the kids were little we never had the money, time or room....but now I can enjoy things a bit more and have more 'me' time....my husband loves to sit on the couch and play on his Ipad and I often hear the sound effects when he watches his car you tube restoration videos.
So we both enjoy each others company, and he shows me his video and I show him my finished creations, and my daughter who still lives at home will often use the computer, when I am crafting...

I have done a bit of a before and after....
Here is one of my corners before- bit messy 

Here is the after
 I finally got myself some cheap cube shelves from Fantastic Furniture and I like the look of it a bit better. You can see the ribbons in the jars to the left and my stamp pads...More ribbons, stamps, embellies and stuff are in the shelves...this corner is to the right of me where I sit.


This is a long desk that I can spread out across, sometimes I spread myself a bit too far.....
but this organised mess is how I create, to the left you see punches and stuff, lots of stuff .I need this organised mess, it helps my creativity....so I dont tidy this one............grrrrr
When I look out the window, I can see a bunch of eucalyptus trees, watch the Rainbow Lorikeets play in my neighbours gutter, and at the moment a beautiful Jacaranda tree in full bloom....very nice.

Before: Here is a shelf with all sorts of wonders, as I was tidying up,
I found stuff I didn't even know I had.This is right behind me where I sit...
Here it is after, changed a few things around, but not that much. Got rid of the tall skinny shelf on the right and replaced it with a wider one I had, just rearranged things a little. I use the ironing board for my die cutting, not for ironing, who likes ironing, bahh, not me, found a better use for it...
At the bottom right you can see my card stock....my stamps and dies are all in the boxes in the shelves.. 
Well there you have it, maybe not as big or as much as some, but still massive....and I  am very blessed to have it and I enjoy working in my creative crafty room....
I hope you liked having a look, blessings Hilde


Friday, 22 November 2013

Card for Challenges with- Imagine that- image

Hi all, this is the cutest of digi images, I got it from Imagine that which is a progressive challenge, so once you hop in you will continue to receive a free image every month if you enter...
This is now my third entry challenge. I really like the cute little guy and chose the digi image with the sentiment....
I sea you're having a birthday...........just too cute...
I decided to keep the look of the card CAS style, as I feel the image speaks for itself.
I always use pro markers for my colouring, and everything else is from my stash, I used a paper doily that I trimmed to fit the image. I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Imagine That # 14 : Birthday Seahorse
4 Crafty Chicks : Anthing goes
Word Art Wednesday # 107 : Anything goes
Aud Sentiments # 94: Any Sentiment
Penny's Paper # 154: Anything goes
Deep Ocean # 65: Fav. Colour Combo ( blue and green)
Creative inspirations : Anything goes
Dream Valley # 70: CAS
Created with Love # 67: Anything goes




Sunday, 17 November 2013

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 57: Violet for Support of Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hi everyone, we are already onto the next challenge over at the Squirrel and the Fox.....we have a very special challenge for you this time, we are asking you to make a card in the colour violet. Violet is the colour for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, one of our precious Design Team Mates, Mags, her lovely daughter is suffering with this and we just want to support her and her daughter and family...............

I have used papers and embellies from my stash, I always colour with pro markers, the image is from our sponsor....MIC ( Make it Crafty), a fantastic Aussie company that has the best images.....
I also found this beaut article and it helped me to understand what it is really all about...
check out this article
We also have a few other prizes on offer for you, make sure you go to the main blog and check out all of the details and all the other gorgeous creations from my team buddies, and give it a go yourself...
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon #211: use your trim
Happy Campers #24: Glitter it
The Paper Shelter #137:   For someone special
Crafty Girls # 6 : Anything goes
Sister Act  #33: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday  #106: Anything goes


Saturday, 16 November 2013

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 68: Anything goes for Kids



Card 1: Image from Saturared Canary
 Card 2: Image from SSD

Hi everyone, hope you are all well, it's SAS4 kids time again, and I had a ball this fortnight, we got to play with Saturated Canary - card 1, and SSd - card 2.

We are asking you to create a card with the theme anything goes, how easy is that? 
On my first card I basicly put two cards together, by placing the second card and glueing it to the right hand side of the first card with the flap to the to top. So when you open the card you can flip it up ,so you have a flap to the left and to the top. 
I used papers from my stash and the punch is a deep border scroll punch from ek success, MS punched butterflies, liquid pearls, SU top note die, and I always use pro markers for my colouring...
For card 2 : papers , flowers from my stash, bling, MS heart border punch and I always use pro markers for my colouring, and some glitz...

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
Card 1:
The Paper Shelter: For someone special
Fab n Funky # 193: Birthday/Anything goes
Crafty Girls # 6: Anything goes
Digi Galore : Anything goes/bright
Flutterby Wednesday # 261:  Open


Card 2:
 Penny's # 153: Use a Sentiment
Sister Act # 33: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday # 106 : Anything goes



Friday, 15 November 2013

DT Card for Brown Sugar # 68 : Thanks Giving

Hi everyone, so glad to see you and so happy that you found me today...this is my second DT card for Brown Sugar, how time flies...Our theme for this week is Thanksgiving....as it is sadly not a tradition here in Australia I turned it into a thank you card, as I know that it will get used then, and the images from Bugaboo as just too cute to ignore...I always use pro markers for my colouring and the papers and embellies are from my stash....hope you like it, hop on over to the main blog and find out what you can win and check out the other gorgeous cards from my team mates...
Blessings Hilde
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

 Tuesday Throwdown#173: Gratitude
Lexi's # 103: Thanks
Love to Create # 91: Thanks
Created with Love # 6: Thank You
My Sheri # 123: Fall/Thanks
Glitter n Sparkle # 58: Autumn Colours

Simply Create # 50: Give Thanks
Kitty Bee # 12;   Fall Colours
Shelly's Nov. Challenge: Give Thanks






Wednesday, 13 November 2013

DT Card for Crafting with Dragonflies # 15: Things with Wings add a stick pin



Hi everyone, hope you had a great start to the week, and have had a chance to do some creating...
This fortnight over at Crafting with Dragonflies we have a great challenge for you...
It's create a card with Stick pins and the theme is : Things with Wings
Now for me (those who know me) my thing is normally Dragonflies, I love, love Dragonflies...
but my second favourite are Butterflies and or Flowers....so  I chose Butterflies for my 'things with wings' subject... 
I used an image from Delicious Doodles, the papers are from my stash, as are the embellies, the ribbon is lime green gros grain, and I used a light gold liquid pearkls (I find it hard to stop making those dots) and the pins are two bought ones with a heart in green and light blue, and the other one is one I made...yep I did....the border punch is the butterfly one from MS..
I always use pro markers for my colouring and on the butterfly I think I might have used just a bit too much glitz...
Most of the cards I create are the square 15 x 15 cm or often the 14 x 14 cm...
 Hope you like it.....please hop on over to the main blog and find out what you can win, our sponsor for this challenge is: Crafts and Me
plus there is a freebie digi image for you 
and check out the gorgeous creations from my Team Mates...
Blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime # 23: Sparkle
Challenges 4 Everybody # 33: Anything goes
Creative Creations# 23: Sparkle and Shine
Artistic Inspirations. # 67: Use a Sentiment
 Scribble and Scrap# 5 : Anything goes 
Blessings Ink : Glitter
Charizma Cards # 44: Anything goes
Sister Act # 32: Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts# 192: Use Glitter
Delightful Challenges : All that Glitters
Aud Sentiments# 93: Feminie




Sunday, 3 November 2013

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 56: Animal Antics

Hi everyone, it's the Squirrel and the Fox time again, and this fortnight we are asking you to make a card with the theme  
Animal Antics
our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n Sassy and I chose 'Rhubarb's Sunflower' I used some of my glimmer mist that was all over my plastic sheet that I used to protect the carpet (didn't work) and just grabbed some white card stock and 'mopped' up the excess and that ended making the background for this card...shame you can't really see the shimmer....the flowers, papers, and embellies are all from my stash, and I always use pro markers for my colouring, 
hope you like it, blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle # 99: Cute Cards
Cards Galore: Animals
Sister Act # 31: Anything goes
Divas by design : Use some orange
Marks finest #184: Orange and Brown
 Hiding in My Craft Room#122 : Fall Colours

Saturday, 2 November 2013

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 67 : Happy Holidays

Card 1: Image from Sponsor Scrapping Memories

Card 2: Image from Sponsor Bugaboo

Hi everyone, so glad you are here....well here we are, another fortnight has passed and SAS4Kids is asking you to create a Happy Holidays creation...
I have used pro markers for colouring in both card images, papers are from Bo Bunny called Serenade Collection, which are awesome , bright andn colourful....embellishments are from my stash, on card one, I have used the Tim Holtz pointsettia die for the flower...

Hope you like them, please take the time to hop on over to the main blog and find out about the great prizes you can win, and check out the other girls creations.
Many  Blessings Hilde


Friday, 1 November 2013

DT Card for the Brown Sugar Ch # 66 : Things with Wings


Hi everyone, I am quietly excited to announce that I have been accepted to be part of the Brown Sugar Design Team which is a weekly challenge blog, I am on Team B, so will be posting my challenges for you to see every other week....awesome.
So here is my first contribution to the the Brown Sugar Challenge.
Things with Wings
Our Sponsor is:Digi Darla

Such a cute image, I always colour with Pro Markers, added some glitz, the background paper is from Bo Bunny, called 36 pages of Serenade collection ( love all of the papers in that one).
I found the sentiment on Pinterest, and I had the butterfly in my stash. I added lots of glitz and purple liquid pearl dots....hope you like it..
Please check out the other creations from my new Team Mates and have some fun..
blessings Hilde

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Choc, Coffee & Cards # 51: Bugs and Critters
My time # 240: Butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday # 259: Any winged creature
I love Promarkers # 192: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday # 104: Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday # 149: Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge # 103: B is for .....Butterfly, Bugs, Believe
Digi Galore : Wings