Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Crafting with Dragonflies # 22 : Baby Card or anything plus a blog hop

Hi everyone, this is just a friendly reminder for our Baby Blog Hop over at Crafting with Dragonflies.
That cute little digi image is also free for you to use if you wish.
There is still plenty of time to enter, and it doesn't have to be a card, it could be anything baby, like a scrapbook page, ATC, box etc.
There are plenty of prizes to be won as well, so hop on over to the main blog and check it out.
Blessings Hilde

PS. Make sure you comment on everyones blog and then send the poem to Susan. Good luck

Sunday, 23 March 2014

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 66 : Inspired by a book

Hi all, hope you are well. It's the Squirrel and the Fox time again and this week we are
 asking you to make a card
inspired by a book.
Our wonderful sponsor this is the Paper Shelter, and as soon as I saw this image, I knew......this so reminded me of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, written by the Brothers Grimm....I have many memories of reading these fairy tales over and over as a kid growing up right up until teenagerhood....
Who's to say the Pied Piper can't be a girl?
Just picturing teenage boy instead of rats following her tune,lol....
Hop on over to the main blog and check out the creations from my team mates, blessings Hilde

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow # 75: Happy Birthday
 Allways something # 71: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday # 124: Anything goes
Papertake Weekly : For Mum or girlie
The Shabby TeaRoom # 210: Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap # 14: Anything goes
Sister Act  # 49 : Anything goes

Friday, 21 March 2014

DT Card for Brown Sugar # 86 : Anything goes

Hi everyone, hope you all are doing well and enjoying life. Well it's Brown Sugar time again and this week we are asking you to just let your imagination roam, it's everyone's favourite
Anything goes
Our wonderful sponsor is Digi Darla, I picked this gorgeous image, which I loved using....just so romantic and spring like...I always colour with Pro Markers and the papers and flowers are from my stash, and I had to add lots of glitter here and there...Hope you like it.
Hope on over the main blog of Brown Sugar and check out what you can win and get inspired from the creation my team mates have made.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges, blessings Hilde

Creative Fingers # 28: Anything goes
 QKR# 80: A little birdie told me
Aud Sentiments # 102: anything goes
Creative Knockouts # 29: Things with wings
Delightful Challenges : Welcome Spring
 Divas by Design : Flower Power
TPS # 150: More than 5 flowers
Crafty Girls # 14: Anything goes
Southern Girls: Floral Frenzy
The Crafters Cafe# 55: Make a square card

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

DT card for Crafting with Dragonflies # 22 : Baby Creation and Blog Hop

Card 1: This a card made with the free baby image from Crafting with  Dragonflies, and the gold swirls are from one of our generous sponsors Flourish with a bling, enjoyed using the swirls as the stick well and are very versatile...

Card 2: The back ground papers are from Far Far Hill, free digi papers and the images including the sentiment is from one of our generous sponsors: Pickeld Potpourri

This is my daughter (now 18) one of my favourite shots of her, she would have been about 2 months old there....and had 10 tiny TOES
After two boys my biggest desire was to have a girl, and God blessed me with one...I was already 37 at the time and the boys were 10 and 13...and yes, I did feel the difference....and she had trouble sleeping through from the get go, so for her first 8 years, neither her or I ever slept through the night... Thank God that;s over....she has turned out to be a wonderful blessing to all of us..

BLOG HOP details:
This year our theme is - BABIES!
You can enter the challenge only if you wish...
We have some wonderful sponsors who have generously donated lots of goodies for you and we also have a freebie on the main blog to give to you to use for the challenge if you want to - 

Our Sponsors for this Blog Hop are listed below but the twist is that they are associated with each individual member of the Design Team's blogs, so you need to go to their blog and follow the instructions to be in a chance to win.
There is a prize for the Challenge winner as well and our normal TOP THREE awards. You do not have to go in the BLOG HOP as well as the Challenge, but what else have you to do with your time? Of course you will enter both!! However, you do have to be a member of Crafting with Dragonflies to be eligible for the Challenge and Blog Hop prizes. 

Sponsors: Digistamps4Joy Prize: 
$10 to spend in the store  - on Tania's blog

Sami Stamps Prize:
Sami Stamps 
$12 to spend in the store  - Judith's has this one

Flourish with a Bling Prize:
$15 dollar to spend in the store you will find this one on Ina's blog

Handmade Harbour prize: 
six digis for the winner  - hiding away on CG's blog

Pickled Potpourri prize: 
Pickled Potpourri Designs
 $7 to spend in the store  Hilde's  (that's me) 

Meljens prize: four digis for the winner  
Meljen's Designs :: Digital Stamps by Melissa Jenkins 
Susan,    Sammy  and Wynn are being sponsored by Meljen

The way you can hop is by thinking of numbers! Go to each Design Team's blog, read the clues and THINK OF NUMBERS while you do this! Remember - our theme is BABIES, so what do Babies have related to NUMBERS?
There may be a small amount of poetry in there........but I am sure you will be able to work that all out! You collect a word or maybe a whole phrase from each blog along the hop and you need to make sure that
  1. You leave a comment on a blog to be eligible for that blog's prize
  2. You DON'T mention the word/phrase in your comment on that blog!
Leave a comment on the main blog, Crafting with Dragonflies, as well as on each of the girls as you hop along, they all get to pick one winner from their comments including me..... Also follow the instructions on the main blog to finish off the hop from there. 

Happy Hopping Folks

Order of the HOP
If you have come from Tania, then you are in the right place, leave me a comment and make your way to Wynn.....good luck...

Well there you have it, now go and have some fun, blessings Hilde
Remember, you can just play the challenge as always, or do both.....but you must enter a creation on the main challenge blog to enter the blog hop...

Saturday, 15 March 2014

DT Cards for SAS4Kids # 75: Pastel Colours

Card 1 : Cat
Using stamp from Crackerbox Palace, using papers from my stash, tearing and inking, and layering.....I always use Pro markers for colouring...

Card 2: Fish
 Using image from Kenny K, Using papers from my stash, and after colouring with Promarkers I took a white gel pen and made patterns over the fish.....

Hi all, yeah it;s time for SAS4Kids again. We have some great sponsors for you again, and the theme is: Pastel Colours
Please remember we are asking you to keep in mind that these cards are for Kids...
Hop on over to the main blog to find out what you can win, now over to you....Have fun.
I am also entering these cards into the following challenges

Card 1:  Cat

Word Art Wednesday # 123: Anything goes
Sister Act # 48 : Anything goes
Fab n Funky # 207: Animals only
Simply Create Too# 57: Animals

Card 2: Fish
 I love Promarkers# 210: Let's get Spotty
Digi Galore : Anything goes
Creative Fingers # 27: Anything goes
Stamping for the weekend: Anything goes

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Elizabeth Crafts Sparkle cards for challenges

 Card 1: Purple shoe- Papers, buckle and ribbon all from my stash

Card 2: Green/Bue Butterfly- Bling, papers and sentiment all from my stash

Card 3: Poppy Flower- papers, flowers and glitz all from my stash.

 Hi everyone, justed wanted to share some card with you. 
I went to the Craft Show that was on at Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney last weekend. I came across this new way of using the outline sticker.
 Else from Elizabeth Crafts showed how to colour them, and I was hooked, it  was so unique, you place the sticker on a doublesided piece of special sticky paper and then cover with this gorgeous diamond sparkly white fine glitter powder, then you colour over the top of the sparkly. Just use your markers and make one line and use a blender pen to fan out the colour, to get this watercolour effect....I really enjoyed it and only took a few goes to get a clue, I highly recommend it.....The black outline stickers are perfect for the markers, but if you want to use real water colours on water colour paper, then you could use the gold and silver stickers..Elizabeth Crafts have a huge selection, and click here to go to their blog

I am also entering these cards into the following challenges:

Card 1- Purple Shoe
Crafting from the heart # 9: Anyting goes/fav. Colour ( purple)
Crafting by Designs March : Anything goes
Inky Chicks: Mono
Sister Act : Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap  : Allways anything goes

Card 2: Blue/ Green Butterfly
Love to Create # 106: Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Birthdays
Artistic Inspirations # 82: Anything goes/green
 Fussy n Fancy# 109: Birthdays
Cuttin n Stampin : Butterflies

 Card 3: Flowers
Make my Monday : Spring
Eureka # 80: Use the colours listed
CRAFT # 249: Mothersday / Female
Hiding in My Craft Room # 140 : Super Scraps Saturday
Crazy 4 Challenges # 226: Be Sentimental

Sunday, 9 March 2014

DT Card for the Squirrel and the Fox # 65 : Autumn or Spring

Hi everyone, what a week.....
but here we are, and it's the Squirrel and the Fox time again...This fornight we are asking you to choose between 
Autumn or Spring we are going into Autumn here in Australia, I thought I would go that way, our wonderful sponsor Sweet n Sassy supplied our images and this was a great one for Autumn, I really like the old world postcard look. I always use Pro markers for all my colouring, I added papers and flowers from my stash, and added lots of glitz, as you do, you can't really tell from the photo, but the leaves are gold... I thought that was a great colour for Autumn...even though these flowers or leaves are not really Aussie...but I liked the purple, yellow and gold together.....
Now it's over to you, hop on over to the main blog and check out what you can win and the great creations from the girls, blessings Hilde
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too # 56: Shop from your stash
 Sister Act# 47: Anything goes
Izazovi # 29: flowers
Creative Fingers # 26: Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers #237: Flowers
Scribble and Scrap #13: Anything goes

Friday, 7 March 2014

DT Card for Brown Sugar # 84: Make it Sparkle

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful week, I had a very busy one and am looking forward to some peaceful Pinterest time tonight.... 
It's Brown Sugar time again, and this week we are asking you to: 
Make it Sparkle...
Well...........say no more, I bought myself an extra large bottle of clear sparkly stuff, as I went through one of those little kindyglitz bottles in a couple of days, please....we are professionals, lol... we need the large bottle.....I must admit I love the glitzy stuff, hence my blog name...
This gorgeous image is from our Sponsor Robyn Fetish, one of my favourites, and it colours up beautifully. It always reminds of High Tea, and sophistication....(cough)well I try...
The background paper is from Kaisercraft, everything else I have had for ages and is from my stash, 
I always use Pro Markers for my colouring and the flowers are from ebay....
Hop on over to the main blog to get all the guff on what you can win, blessings Hilde

I am also entering this card into th following challenges:

Allways something creative # 70: Light colours/Helle Farben
Paper Pretties # 300: Lots of layers
The Paper Shelter # 148: Anything goes
I Love Pro Markers #209: One for the girls
Crafty Creations # 258: Happy Birthday
Oldie but a Goodie : Spring has sprung

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Imagine That image for challenges

Hi there, hope you are all having a great week.....I love taking part in Imagine That ....digis by Kris, which is a progressive challenge, so if you would like to get some gorgeous digi's for free, why not join.. Hop on over to the main blog and check out the details.
I experimented a little with this one, as the first layer of thebackground paper with the doily is also a digi that I got off the Internet a while ago, not sure where from, but I liked it enough to save it and fiddled around with the sizing, and put the 'Imagine that' image  'Kitty in flowers' on top, and the Happy Birthday sentiment is also part of the group, as is the banner : Oh happy day....which then started me singing, remembering the movie Sister act, I am showing my age....
I added some liquid pearls to the flowers to highlight them and also on the string at the top...and there you have it.....such a cute kitty smile...
Blessings Hilde
I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges:
My time to craft # 237: Cats and dogs
Imagine That : Kitty in flowers
Crafty Creations # 258: Happy Birthday
Crafting by Designs : Anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Crafting for all seasons # 72: Spring into Spring
Word Art Wednesday # 122: Anything goes
 Hiding in my Craftroom# 139: Spring Colours

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

DT Card for Crafting with Dragonflies # 21: Make a shaped Card

Hi all, yahoo, it's Crafting with Dragonflies again....I was soooo looking forward to this challenge. I can't wait to see what you all get up to with this one..
It's : Make a shaped Card
Well that opens it right up, I was going to try a birdhouse shape, and as I was (wasting- ahm) hours on Pinterest, I came across this idea, which was really easy to do, I like easy, but effective. I don't use my Top Note Die near enough as I should. It's so make the top part I had to cut out two top note dies, and just added it to a normal 13 x 13 cm square card....How easy is that? the hardest part was poking the holes through for the handle.... The image is a freebie from all dressed up, and the papers and flowers are from my stash, hope you like it....
Hop on over to the main blog and find out what you can win,and what the Dragonflies have been up to ..... Blessings Hilde
I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room # 208:  Pretty Polka Dots
All dressed up # 10: CAS
Crafts Galore: Use a digi anywhere on your project
Stamping Sensations : Pretty in Pink
Doodle Pantry # 44: Any Digi
Party Time Tuesday # 160: Anything goes
 Scribble and Scrap # 13: Anything goes
That Craft Place : Anything goes
Crafty Catz #220: Anything goes
The ABC Challenge : G for Girls
613 AVe # 61: Anything/use your stash
2 Sisters # 174: Black, white and one
 Digitally Sweet #77: Anything goes
Bearly Mine: One for the girls

Saturday, 1 March 2014

DT Card for SAS4Kids # 74 : Easter/Spring 4 Kids

Card 1 : Image from Squigglefly,
paper from Kaisercraft, MFT doily dies, flowers and everything else from my stash, some glitz and I always colour with Pro Markers.

 Card 2: Image is from sponsor:  QKR,
papers from my stash and I always colour with Pro Markers, and I added some glitz...
Hi everyone, it's SAS4Kids time again, and we are asking for a Card with the theme of
Easter/ Spring 4 Kids
Well believe it or not, it;s getting close to Easter, even though Easter is very late this year, not until the end of April, very unusual...You guys on the other side of the Earth are celebrating Spring soon, as we here in Australia are looking forward to a break in the constant heat, and moving into Autumn.
So I have chosen the Easter theme for both my cards...Hop on over to the main blog to find out what you can win and check out the wonderful creations from our DT, looking forward to checking out your creations, blessings Hilde

I am also entering these cards into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too # 56: Shop in your stash
Crafty Catz # 220: Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday # 310: Spring Time
Cornish Herital Farms: Fav. Die or Punch
I Love Promarkers # 200 : Use die cuts ( not punches)
Card Mania # 41: Use a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs : Colours of Spring

Sister Act# 46: Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday # 121: Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers # 236: Make it Digital ( image)
Party Time Tuesday # 161: Anything goes
Love to Create # 104: Anything goes
Artistic Inspiration # 80: For the Kids