Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Anita Be Stampin's Challenges are Back!!!

And even better news than that, is that I am back on their DT!! I am so happy to be creating with Anita's gorgeous images again!!

Here is some info from Anita:

Happy Tuesday peeps! I hope you are all having a fabulous week! We are back from taking a break from challenges, and now we are beyond ready to start seeing your fabulous creations again. I missed you all!

Please note that there have been some slight changes to our challenge rules. Starting today, an Anita Be Stampin rubber stamp or digi image must be used as the focal point of your card if you’d like to participate in the challenge.

Our lovely design team members are featuring some our favorite Anita Be Stampin Halloween themed images today:

Broomhilda (available as a rubber stamp set and just released today as a digi image)
Frankenbride (available as a rubber stamp set and just released today as a digi image)
Tabitha (available as a digi image)
That’s right...two of our most popular images, Broomhilda and Frankenbride are now available in digi format. Woot woot! HERE is the link to the Anita Be Stampin Shoppe!

Sooooo…are you finally ready for Anita Be Stampin Challenge #25!?! I sure hope so, because we are ready to see your...

Spooky Halloween Themed Projects!

This week we are offering a bigger thank usual prize to one lucky participant, to celebrate that our challenges are starting back up and also to thank you for your patience during our break. So tell me, who would like to play along for a chance to win a…

$25 Anita Be Stampin Gift Certificate!?!

Gift certificates awarded as prizes are eligible for use towards the purchase of ABS rubber stamps or digi images only, and winners are selected randomly. For your chance to win create a new project using any Anita Be Stampin image (rubber or digi) based on the challenge, and provide a direct link to your entry below.

Don’t have any ABS images yet, but you want a chance to win? No worries! You can always join the Anita Be Stampin Papercraft Planet group where members have access to a free digi image.

Also, for a very limited time you can snag the Batty digi image absolutely FREE here. This cute bat image is perfect for this week’s challenge! ;)


Here is the card I created for this challenge:

I used the adorable TABITHA image for my card, I loved coloring her, it was great fun!!

So, you have until Monday, Oct. 31st at 8 pm CST (Halloween) to enter your card for this challenge. When you have completed your creation, link it up at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge Blog! We really hope you will play along with us!! Why don't you also become a Follower of the Challenge Blog, and tell your friends about us!! :)

See you soon :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween or colors (purple, lime green, orange, and black)

Hi all. Hope you are having a great week so far!! I am back with the latest Crafting for All Seasons challenge. As my blog post title would indicate, the challenge is : Halloween or colors (purple, lime green, orange, and black)

This was a bit of a difficult one for me, because we don't really do Halloween here in South Africa, but luckily I had been given some Halloween paper, so at least had some goodies to work with, and the cute image I got to play with made the job even easier.

Here it is!!

I kept my card quite simple, and just let the paper and cute digi speak for themselves!!

The sponsors for this challenge are PINK CAT STUDIO (I got my image from them), and JUST SOME LINES.

We really hope you will play along with us, we have had some gorgeous entries for our last few challenges!! Why not check out the CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS BLOG for more details, and once there check out the rest of our DT girls stunning creations!! You have 2 weeks to create your card, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Keep well!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

To the letter Monograms Challenge @ Anything Goes

Today I am posting my last card as GD for Anything Goes Challenge Blog!!

As the title of my post would indicate, the challenge for the next 2 weeks is "TO THE LETTER MONOGRAMS", here is the card I created for this challenge:

The Magnolia stamp I used on my card is called "Cool Edwin". Isn't he gorgeous.

The Craft Den stocks an extensive range of Magnolia stamps, as well as loads of other goodies, check it out HERE.

So, are you up to this challenge??? Of course you are!! When you have created your card link it up at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

It was so much fun being a GD for Anything Goes!! I will be back tomorrow with my new card for the latest Crafting for All Seasons challenge, see you then!! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Someone Special Challenge at the Stamping Boutique

Wow, it has been a week of note!! I have been trying to help my sister to relocate to Dundee, so have been busy dropping off her c.v., finding accomodation for her, and a school for her 2 daughters. It was also Bryce's 10th birthday on Tuesday, parent's evening last night and his party after school today. Busy, busy, busy!!

So as a result I am a bit late in getting this card up. The challenge went live on Wednesday! The challenge is : we all have special people in our lives that we just don't tell often enough just how special they are so this is your opportunity....make a crafty project, scrap page, or card in honor of them! Easy enough don't you think?!?

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

I used the lovely "Audry with Hearts" image from the Stamping Boutique, which can be purchased HERE.

I created this card for my dear Gran, who had a bad fall about 2 months ago, she just hasn't been the same since. I LOVE you so much my Gran!!!

So.... you have 10 days left to play along with this challenge. Please link your creation up at the Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog HERE.


Speak to you soon xx

P.S. My card is inspired by a lovely one by Jodi Collins, from Stamping A Latte, I love her work so much!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sketches in Thyme DT Call

Sketches In Thyme are having a DT call, and I have created this layout as my entry! I am nearly done with my term at Let's Scrap, and I am excited about looking for a new challenge team to become a part of. Hold thumbs for me on this one, please :)

I am so happy with the way this one turned out!! I made it early this morning while watching some rugby, while Ray and the kids were still in bed. Bliss!!

I used a bit of Basic Grey on my page, my Slice machine and Home Sweet Home Design Card for the word "Pepper". I also used my "Think Pink" card to cut out the scrolly thing in the right hand corner, and used it as a mask. I used some Dazzles by Enmarc to spritz my page with.

Here is the lovely sketch my page is based on, it was a fun one to work with!!!

If you are looking for more info on the DT call, check it out HERE.

I am looking forward to the SA vs Australia rugby game tomorrow, I REALLY hope we can win it!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and a very special "thank-you" to those that take the time to leave me a comment, it really does make it much more worth-while!! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

The latest Let's Scrap Sketch is up

Hi all. Sorry, I am a bit late in getting this up. The boy's have been on a week's holiday, so I haven't been spending too much time on the computer. My internet is FINALLY fixed, I am over the moon happy about it, you don't realise how much you depend on it, until it's not there!!

Anyway, here is the layout I created based on the latest Let's Scrap sketch:

Here is the fun sketch we got to play with:

Some of the product I used on my page:
~ Patterned paper, chipboard and shapes - "hello luscious" by Basic Grey
~ Brown alphabets - Thickers by AC
~ Butterfly stamp - Jenny Bowlin (I LOVE this stamp)
~ Border stamp (top left of page) - AnnaBelle Stamps
~ Border punch - EK Success

Let's Scrap are also having a DT call, so if you want to work with an amazing team, check it out!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, lot's of rugby is on the cards for me :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Flowers / Pumpkin Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons

It's Wednesday, and that means the latest challenge at Crafting for All Seasons is up. Yahoo!!! I am really enjoying being on this team. It is wonderful to discover new companies every second week, and our sponsor for this challenge is no exception, we got GORGEOUS images to work with, but more on that a little later in my post.

Here is the card I put together for this challenge:

Isn't that the most gorgeous digi!?!? I so enjoyed colouring it!! Here are the Copic colours I used:

The sentiment I used on my card is by AnnaBelle Stamps, (they do have the most gorgeous range of stamps, I urge you to check it out), the patterned paper is by Basic Grey and the ribbon was sent to me by my dear friend Sharon. Thanks Sharon :)

So... the sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said designs, they really do have the most stunning range of digi images, go and check it out!!!!

Before you get going with your card, go and check out the rest of the DT girls lovely creations over at the Crafting for All Seasons Blog (that is where you must link your card), for some inspiration. You won't be sorry!! We had an awesome number of entries for our last challenge, it's just wonderful!!

My internet at home is still down. URGHHHHH!!!! Hopefully it will be sorted in the next day for two!!!

Speak soon :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I am the GD at Anything Goes Challenge Blog this month!!!

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer over at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog!! This is one of my favourite places to play along, so to be Guest Designing for them is just wonderful!!!

The first challenge for the month of October is "Die Cuts/Punches or Both". What a fun and easy challenge, I am sure LOADS of you will be able to play along with us for this one!! I used Both on my card!! Here it is:

Here are the Copic colours I used:

I really enjoyed putting this card together, here are some of the product I used:
Border Punch & Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Background Stamp & Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts
Main Image - Magnolia
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz

While you are visiting the Anything Goes Challenge Blog, why not also stop by THE CRAFT DEN, they stock a wonderful range of goodies!!!!

I really hope you will play along with this challenge, it runs for 2 weeks!!! Once you have created your master piece, link it HERE!

I can't wait to see what you come up with :) Thanks for stopping by!!!