Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Christmas Card Challenge # 2

Its only April and already I've made Christmas card number two! Thanks to Tickled Pink Stamps for the 'kick start'.

 This months Christmas Card Challenge was 'Bells'. I already added bells to last months card so I had to come up with something different this time around. This time I have used three small bells,two of them are looped them together with a gold  ring and secured  in place with a brad.

My image is called Lolita Evie, she is on special at the moment, so if you like her grab her over at Tickled Pink Stamps now.

 I have used Webster pages paper to make my card and done lots of cutting and layering. I have also used rub-ons and gold paint and glitter to jazz up the tiny bells
Thanks for looking.

Now, I really need to get on with some Scrap booking, must say I
 have been a little slow in that department lately.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Duntroon's Autumn ...on a card

At last I managed to finish my card for the Guest call over at Tickled Pink Stamps.
Below is the sketch for this challenge.
I decided to use my all time favorite paper for this one, hence part of the reason my card has been so long in the favorite paper is hand made rusty paper. The 'recipe' to make this was given to me by my crafty friend Kristi. You can find the instructions on my blog HERE ...Click on the sixth photo down in that post to enlarge the image, that way you will be able to read the instructions.

I had a play around with the sketch and turned the required elements around, just a little bit!

I decided to cut out my image ,called Pinkettes Pippa, she is a new release over at Tickled Pink Stamps, and place her onto perspex which I backed with tulle. This way I could avoid covering up my rusty paper too much.

 I wanted my card to reflect the autumn colours that are all around us here in Duntroon at the moment. So behind the perspex rectangle I have an embossed image of wintry looking trees and I have added white lace to image the snow that is on our surrounding hills. I still have some bright yellow daisies in my garden, so I have added them to my card as well...well added some fabric daisies that look pretty much like the real thing.

.... without any more woffle here is the inside .

Thank you once again for popping by.
Good luck to everyone who has entered the Guest Challenge ( I will be needing loads of luck, and a miracle to get anywhere with this one!) Check out the gorgeous entries here at the bottom of the post.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

New Pinkette's

Check out the very cool card Sketch provided by Emma for this weeks Pink Challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps.

 Kellie has some gorgeous new stamps available, and if your super fast you can purchase them in Digi form.
Of course I just had to purchase two of them...and latter the same day I  purchased the other two in the set of four.  I simply could not help myself!

Anyway...on with the sketch, I have used Lil Pinkette August on  my card, and I have used copics (for the first time) to colour her lovely little face, legs and hands. 

 I Know they say "blue and green shouldn't be seen", but thought I'd risk it and put these colours together anyway.

                                                                    ...inside my card....

 ...and a close up peek of the details

 Thanks for looking.

Tickled Pink Stamps have a Christmas challenge on as well as a Guest call, why not challenge yourself and have a go!  details are here for the Christmas Challenge

and  here for the Guest Call

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Pink Challenge #14

Challenge #14 at Tickled Pink Stamps is...Pink!
I've been so busy tring to keep-up with life these past couple of weeks that I have missed the last two  challenges, so this afternoon I decided to get busy a create a 'pink ' card.
By the time I had this finished its was almost dark, so my photo is not wonderful, but here it is anyway....
...and here is the same card the next day, I was not happy with it so I have added and made a few small changes.

Tickled Pink have a Guest Call running at the moment, to be in with a chance to win this spot all you have to do is create a card using the sketch below, and a Tickled Pink Stamp.

Click on the sketch to go to the web site and check out the details.

Good Luck to all who enter :-)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Rose for you

Today it is pouring with rain here, such a nice change, its lovely to sit here in my craft room and hear the steady pitter patter on the roof. We have snow on the mountain peeks now and there is a definite crispness in the air. Winter is on its way. I love winter, it means I can snuggle into my craft room and not feel bad about not being out in the garden!  

Today I do not have much to share, I have been busy all weekend working on my Paper Chase brief, but am not allowed to share that with you. Instead I will show you the very simple page I put together to go with my sketch for BOA F

 As I said, its simple. I have used a denim strip of fabric, in keeping with my son's jeans, I have also used leaves  and a single stem of barley grass, in keeping with the photo. This challenge calls for a little, or alot of distressing. I added just a little, in the way of an embossed 'smudge' near the bottom of my LO.

    This is the sketch, simple as well, which I hope allows you plenty of room to do your own thing.

To join in with our challenge, and to check out Carols awesome take on this sketch, pop over to BOAF

Latter this week I am going to have the pleasure of Kristi Wrights company. I 'met' Kristi a few years back through the Glamour Girl Stamps Swap site, and got to know her reasonably well via the computer.I have had the pleasure of meeting her in real life at SENZ last year, now this week she is coming to stay for a couple of nights! How cool is it when you get to meet up with on-line friends.....VERY very cool indeed!

Thanks for popping by and have a great week!

Friday, 1 April 2011


April is my month to provide the sketch challenge for Birds of a Feather.

Here is one of the sample pages I created to go with my sketch.
Pop over to BOAF to see the sketch.

 I have used Liquid Applique, stamped in place to create some  texture to my lay-out.

 I have used the applique to add a little interest to my flower as well.

This weekend is going to be a busy one, I have my Paper Chase work to start (and finish) ,I'm also still working on illustrations for my friends series of books, and I have ATC cards to create, for the swap at BOAF.
This afternoon I was busy helping out with a working bee at school, and tonight I'm feeling quite tired, so that's not a great start to a busy weekend!
However, tomorrow is another day. :-)

Enjoy your weekend everybody.

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My Scrapping

Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

Click on our house to see a little of where we live.

Thank you

Just want to say thankyou to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to leave a comment or sign my guest book. Always get a buzz out of knowing people have been here for a wee look! THANK YOU!!

Check out my talented nephew Tony...he's the cool dude singing!