Sunday, July 31, 2011

Post for Crafting for all Seasons DT Call

I am creating this post in order to showcase a few favourite cards for the DT call being held over at Crafting for all Seasons.

Here are the cards I have picked:

I would really love to be on this team!! :)

I also just wanted to let you know I will be away for this blog for a week or so. My dear dear 81 year old Gran has had a bad fall and broken her wrist. Me and my youngest son Jamie are heading down to Pennington to help my Mom and Gran.

I will speak to you when I get back :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

An Anita Be Stampin Card

Yay, yay it's Friday!! It's another very chilly day here today, perfect for tucking in and crafting. I have the kettle on and am about to myself a big cup of hot chocolate!! Yummy!

I wanted to craft again yesterday (I love it when I am in this frame of mind), so decided to play with this digi image from Anita Be Stampin. I hadn't used her before, and I thought she would be perfect for a few challenges I wanted to take part in! This cute little image can be purchased HERE, as well as the sentiment which is from the "Rosie's Sweets" stamp set.

I used the following Copic colours on my card:

I have decided to enter this card in the following challenges:

~ DO YOU STACK UP - Orange, Yellow & Brown
~ SIMON SAYS - Shaped Card

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I love reading your comments, so a HUGE "thank-you" if you leave one :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beach Baby Kaylee Card

I was over the moon when I saw that I was the winner of the latest challenge over at Some Odd Girl, you can read about it HERE. As my prize I got 2 new adorable digi images, and the card I am showing you today uses one of them, Beach Baby Kaylee, she is too cute for words I tell ya!!

I put this card together last night while Skyping with Sharon & Paola. So much fun!! The sentiment I used on my card is by Hero Arts. I also added some Glossy Accents to her sun-glasses but unfortunately it doesn't show up in the photos. I used the following Copics colours on Kaylee:

I am entering my card for a number of challenges:
~ Paper Sundaes - Beachy/Summer
~ Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
~ Little Darlings - Girly Girl
~ Crafting for all Seasons - Beach/Ocean
~ Paper Playtime - Summer (Digi)
~ Sketch & Stash - Sketch
~ Bunny Zoes - Fun in the Sun

I hope you enjoyed the time at my blog. A big "thank-you" to those that take the time to comment, you really make my day!! :)

Latest Sketch @ Let's Scrap

The latest sketch is up at Let's Scrap, and I had the perfect photos to work with this layout. Here is Cheri's sketch:

The photos I used on my page where taken at the first ever off-road car rally that was held just out of town. Ray took the bigger boys and they went out with Brent and his 2 boys and had a blast!!

I used a few different products on this page:
~ Thickers Stickers by AC
~ Small alphabet stickers & Office Tab - Basic Grey
~ Chipboard from my stash - I have had it for ages!!
~ Pearls
~ Dazzles Spray by Enmarc (SA company) - Burnt Orange
~ P.P. - Also been in my stash for ages
~ Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Look at the awesome prize up for grabs for one randomly selected person who creates a page based on this sketch:

So what are you waiting for. Head off to Let's Scrap, become a member, and get scrapping!!!! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A new Magnolia Card

It's another very chilly day here in Dundee today, the boys got to stay at home again because the road to their school was impassable!

I just wanted to share a card with you that I just finished. This gorgeous Tilda was stamped for me by a special crafty friend, and she was so much fun to colour! I also got to use some of the yummy twine I got for my birthday, I have been dying to get my hands on some this stuff for ages, and I am certainly not disappointed!!

Here is my card:

The sentiment I used on my card is by AnnaBelle Stamps.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

~ Paper Sundaes - Beachy or Summer
~ Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Colours
~ Official Magnolia Challenge Blog - Stitching
~ Papertake Weekly - Sketch
~ Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
~ Little Darlings - Girly Girl

I am on the look-out for a new DT to apply for. If anyone out there has any suggestions for me, I would be so grateful. Can't wait to hear from you!!


Project Life Weeks 11/7 - 17/7 and 18/7 - 24/7

I missed last week's project life post and am a bit late in getting this one up too! I had a root canal in the morning yesterday, and then we had our first ever snow day!! It is quite rare for us to get snow here in Dundee, and even more rare for the school to close. We had loads of fun in the snow and it was very special for us!! I will have pics next week!

MONDAY: The boys decided to get working on their puzzles quite late in the holiday. It brings back happy memories because Poppy and I used to spend many special hours doing puzzles together on this same table!

TUESDAY: It's a good thing our chickens lay loads of eggs because Caide and Bryce LOVE eating them. Caide has learnt how to make hard boiled eggs and this is what they were having for lunch today.

WEDNESDAY: After months of not using the trampoline, the 3 boys rediscovered their love of jumping on it. Jamie has learnt to jump and spin in the air. Lots of fun for me to watch!

THURSDAY: Isn't technology awesome! Tonight I did a 3-way Skype with my two crafting friends, Paola and Sharon. Paola lives in Joburg and Sharon in the Cape. We crafted and chatted together and I only got to bed and 11pm. It was loads of fun!

FRIDAY: Jamie and Caide were jumping together when I took this photo. I was looking forward to a quiet afternoon of crafting today, but my house was full of kids, in and out all afternoon :)

SATURDAY: We needed a few odds and ends so we decided to go to Newcastle to do a bit of shopping. I got a new camera with built in mike for Skyping, and we finally got Jamie a booster seat, and of course...MacDonalds!!

SUNDAY: I picked my first broccoli today. I am super happy with how it's grown, can't wait to eat it!!

MONDAY: I LOVE this photo. I was busy cooking when Jamie came and sat at the kitchen table and started paging through a book Kimmy gave him last year. Bryce sat down next to him and helped him find all the various characters in each story!

TUESDAY: Another photo that makes me smile this week. When Jamie got home from school he had to take off this shoes!! He said to me "Mom, my feet are all greeny and sandy". I had to laugh, what's greeny?!? I figured it out it was the fluff from the socks that was sticking to his sweaty little feet!!

WEDNESDAY: Today was my teasing day according to the boys. This photo also had me chuckling. On the way back from school Bryce asked me if he could use my lip ice. Of course!! When I looked in the rear-view mirror all I saw was Bryce with these bright red lips. I use Cherry coloured Lobella, and he had put layer and layer on, and this was the result!!!

THURSDAY: I had a lovely birthday today, and got spoilt rotten with lots of crafty goodies!! I had the day off work, so spent the morning playing with all my lovely new stuff. In the afternoon the boys and I sat on the trampoline and had cake which Ray had bought home for me. Debbie and Glen came around for pizza later. It was a good day!

FRIDAY: We left Dundee at 11am to head down to Pennington for our weekend at Selbourne. The house Mom had organised for us was stunning and just perfect for us. Caide has begun to realise how he is growing and developing and is now trying to assert his strength. Here is arm wrestling with his Gran!

SATURDAY: This is the gorgeous house we got to stay in for the weekend. It had 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a gorgeous open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. Such a treat!! The little ones found a lovely spot behind the couch to play, you can just see them in this photo!

SUNDAY: We were all in the kitchen getting breakfast ready here. I asked Bryce to take some photos. We had yummy scrambled egg on toast for breakfast, and then the men (and Lauren)all went up to the range to hit a few golf balls.

Thanks so much for spending some time reading my long post today!!! I will be back later with the latest Let's Scrap sketch.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another gorgeous Some Odd Girl!!

It was my birthday yesterday and I got so spoilt with lots of yummy crafting goodies, so of course I HAD to play last night. I even treated myself to a new Odd Girl, "Garden Mae", I am in love with these digi stamps!! You can purchase this and many other gorgeous stamps HERE.

This is just a super quick post because we are on our way down the coast for the weekend so spend time with my family. It is going to be lovely!!!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Getting Cute
Paper Crafting Journey - Sketch and Go Girly
Charisma Cardz - Sunshine Colours (I think my card qualifies LOL)
Bunny Zoes - Fun in the Sun (they are also having a Guest DT member call, I am going to apply, I wander if they have had a South African Guest Gal before?!?)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you on Monday!! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The new card sketch at Let's Scrap

Hi everyone.

I start this post with the absolutely fantastic news that I made the DT for the next term over at Let's Scrap!!!!! I have been so inspired since being on the team there. It is an exceptionally well run site, and everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!!!

So it's the 3rd Wednesday of the month, so that means the sketch this week is for a card. Debby did an outstanding job with this sketch, don't you think!?!?


It's a little different to my usual cards, but I still had fun putting it together, and I still got to use my beloved Copics.

The banner stamp is a favourite of mine and is by Hero Arts and the sentiment is by AnnaBelle Stamps.

It's my birthday tomorrow and I am getting so excited, I ordered loads of yummy crafting "stuff" for myself which hubby wrapped for me last night. I have also taken the day of work, so I get to stay at home and PLAY. Can't wait!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another layout, I LOVE this one :)

So when I am on a roll, I am on a roll, and I go with it. I put together another page for Marie's sewing challenge over at Let's Scrap!!

These photos are of Jamie (my youngest) and his two cousins Kayla and Amy, or "the big one' and the tiny one" as he calls them. He absolutely adores them both, and when they come to visit he is in his element, and they just play and play and play!

I based my page on this sketch from last year:

I also challenged myself NOT to use any Basic Grey on my page!!

The products I used are:
~ Patterned Paper - We R Memory Keepers
~ Labels - Elle's Studio
~ Green alphabet stickers - Sassafras
~ Prima Flowers
~ Brads & "happiness" embellie - Making Memories
~ Border punch - Fiskars

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today. Hope you enjoyed your time here :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Challenge 104 at Let's Scrap

As well as having a weekly sketch challenge at Let's Scrap, there is also a separate weekly challenge, and I decided to play along with Marie's challenge which is to sew on your layout. As any of you who visit my blog on a regular basis would know, I sew on my cards and layouts all the time, so this was an easy peasy challenge for me!!

I had these gorgeous photos of my 3 boys that I took last month that were just waiting to be scrapped and I threw this page together last night. I used a sketch from 2010 which is just gorgeous. Look at how easy it made it for me to create my layout.


Basically all the product I used on my page is from the Oliver collection by BASIC GREY. Could you tell I am a huge fan?!?!

If you are looking for some scrappy inspiration why not stop by LET'S SCRAP and become a member, you won't be sorry. I have made so many new friends since being on the team over there!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Another Lift an Odd Girl Card

O.K, so I have become a bit obsessed with these gorgeous Odd Girl Stamps, they just appeal to my sense of style in cardmaking, and I am loving colouring these little as a result I have decided to make ANOTHER card for their latest challenge.

For this card I decided to lift a card created by DT girl Robin. Here is her card:


These are the Copics I used for my card. I have recently labeled my Ciao's, and I am loving how nice they look, and how easy it is to find the one's I am needing now!

I used the adorable "Roller Mae" on my card, she can be purchased HERE. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

I am once again entering this card in the following challenges:

~ Some Odd Girl - Lift an Odd Girl
~ DYSU Challenge Blog - Sewing
~ Moving Along with the Times - Favourite Things (Copics, Making Memories & Some Odd Girl Stamps!)
~ Totally PaperCrafts Challenge - Girly Girl
~ wee Memories - CAS

I am off to watch the Sharks rugby game, enjoy the rest of your evening :)