Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Changing of the Seasons Challenge @ The Stamping Boutique

Man oh man I have been pulling my hair out with my Internet this week. Telkom (our service provider here in South Africa) apparently did maintenance over the weekend, and since then my Internet access has been SHOCKING!! One minute it works, and then the next it doesn't, and when it does work it is as slow as a snail. So I am a bit late in posting this challenge, I am having to do it from work this morning!

So as the heading of my post would indicate the latest challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE is Changing of the Seasons!! Here is the card I created for this challenge:

Isn't this image too cute!!! It's called Autumn Fashion Boots and can be purchased HERE! The sentiment I used is by AnnaBelle Stamps and the patterned paper I used on my card is all Basic Grey! The image is of course coloured with my gorgeous Copics!

You have 2 weeks to create your card or other item, and when done link it up to The Stamping Boutique Blog. While you are there, why don't you become a Follower, once a week they give away a free image, and sign up for the Newsletter, you get a free image with each issue too!!! Win win I say!!!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!! :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Some Odd Girl New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to a very special hop that features the Monday Digi Release at Some Odd Girl! In August the first Get Odd Guest Challenge was held on Face Book and there were SO many fabulous entries that made the Top 10 that Kristy (owner of Some Odd Girl) couldn't help but want to work with such amazing talent! So with the massive 14 image release starting on Monday what better fun can we have than a hop peeking at some of these digis? For my part, I am so happy to be a part of this release!!

The Blog Hop begins at the Some Odd Girl Blog, so if you have arrived here first head off to the beginning. If you have come here from Camilla's blog, you are on the right track!!

Some Odd Girl Blog
Linda H
Rene' <------- You are HERE!
Linda A

This release features images that are great for fall, Halloween, Winter and Christmas, everything you need for the coming season. Monday we'll start reveals and a fun sale!

Check out my card and the GORGEOUS Christmas image I got to play with!!!

I hope you are enjoying Hopping along with us, I for one, know I am going to have a ball taking part in this great event. Your next stop on the hop is Corinne, head off there now!!!

Thanks so much to those that take the time to leave a comment, it really does make my day. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A new card sketch @ Let's Scrap

Morning all.

Just a very quick post to let you know that it's the 3rd week of the month, so that means it's a card sketch for you at Let's Scrap. Here is Debby's lovely sketch:

And here is my card!!

No colouring on my card this time, but I like the way it turned out!!

Image = Hero Arts F4899 Bird in Cage
Sentiment = AnnaBelle Stamps
Die = Spellbinders
Border Punch = Martha Stewart

So head off to Let's Scrap, become a member and get crafting!! Enmarc crafts is sponsoring an awesome prize for this challenge. LOOK!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

PLEASE stop by again tomorrow, I am so so excited. Recently Some Odd Girl had a competition over on Facebook. The Top 9 are hosting a Blog Hop to give you a sneak peak of the new digi images being released on Monday. The image I got to work with is just gorgeous!!! See you then :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunset/Fall Colors Challenge @ Crafting for all Seasons

Hi ladies, sorry I have been a bit quiet on the blog front, I am afraid life has just been getting in the way!! The new challenge is up at Crafting for all Seasons, and it is challenge #10 and is Sunset/Fall Colors!! These just happen to be my favourite colors, so I was a very happy camper for this challenge. To top it all off, we got the most gorgeous images to play with!!!

So do you wanna see my card??

As I was saying, isn't this image just GORGEOUS!! It is called "Nose to Nose" and is available from Whimsy Stamps.

Here are the Copics I used:

So the prize for one randomly selected person who takes part in this challenge is:

Awesome prize don't you think?!?!?!

So we would LOVE to see your Sunset/Fall Color creations, when you have completed your project link it to the Crafting for all Seasons blog HERE. I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

I am a new DT member at The Stamping Boutique!!!!

I recently got the good news that I have been chosen as a new member of The Stamping Boutique DT, I am so excited about this new adventure!!! I am featured on their blog today, check it out HERE!!

They have an awesome range of digi stamps, designed by Tracey Malnofski, and each and every one is gorgeous, check out The Stamping Boutique shop HERE.

Here is the first card I have created as part of my DT commitments, the image is called Tulips and can be purchased HERE!!

I used the following Copics:
V91, V93, V95 - Tulips
YG11, YG13, YG91 - Leaves
W1, W3 - Watering Can
C1 - Shadow

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabby weekend!!!! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A new sketch at Let's Scrap

The newest sketch is up at Let's Scrap.

I love the way my layout turned out, it is a very special page to me. As you can see it's of the very special day I got to experience the wonder of snow with my kids. It is super rare to get snow in our parts, so it really was amazing!!!

Here is Cheri's stunning sketch that my layout is based on: I used the right hand side!


~ Paper - Various
~ Letter stickers - Basic Grey
~ Blue Thickers - AC
~ Rub-ons - Hambly Screen Prints
~ Snowflakes - Cuttlebug Die
~ Smooch Spritz
~ Sewing Machine

Why not check out what Let's Scrap has to offer, it's an awesome site!!!

Please pop back tomorrow, I have some news to share :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Stitching Challenge at Some Odd Girl!!

Sorry, I have slipped off the radar slightly. I had a lot going on last week, made me re-look various aspects of my life!!! As a result my creativity went missing, it happens I suppose!!

Anyway, after seeing all the cards for the first new Some Odd Girl clear stamp release I was inspired!! As I have said before, I L-O-V-E these stamps SO SO much, they are my kind of stamps. I decided to play along with their latest challenge which is to use sewing on your card. Easy challenge for me, I sew on my cards ALL the time!!

The Some Odd Girl digi image I used on my card is called "Love Letter Kaylee" and she is available HERE. The recipe card digi image I used as a background stamp is from The Stamping Boutique, I love what it added to my card, and I can see I am going to use this loads, on cards and scrapbook pages!! I won it last week, so that was a bonus!! The sentiment was stamped for me by a dear crafting friend!!


~ Some Odd Girl - Stitching
~ Pink (Ink) Sketch - Sketch
~ Allsorts Challenge Blog - Flowers & Swirls (the swirls were cut with my MM Slice)
~ Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Vintage/shabby

Thanks so much for dropping by today, I hope you have all been keeping well!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Birthday Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons

Welcome back to my blog. Today I am posting my card for the latest challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons, which is a BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE!! So we want to see all your birthday related projects please. The challenge runs for two weeks.

Here is the card I created:

For my card I used the lovely BIRTHDAY CUP MOUSE image, and the sentiment is by AnnaBelle Stamps.

For this challenge our sponsor is:

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

The prize for this challenge is 4 digital images. What a great prize, Meljen images are just gorgeous!!!

So please play along with us, link your creation HERE :) You are sure to get a comment or two at least from our lovely DT!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Stamping Boutique Birthday Card

I did a bit of crafting over the weekend. It was nice!!

The Stamping Boutique is having a Labour Day Weekend special on their digi images (35% off)so I bought two. The image I have used on my card today is one of them! Isn't she too cute :)

I am entering this card in a number of challenges:

The Stamping Boutique - Birthday Celebrations
Moving along with the Times - Handmade Flowers (I crocheted the brown flower!)
Cute Card Thursday - Use one punch
Craft your Days Away - Handmade Flowers (I crocheted the brown flower!)
Saturday Challenge - Autumn Colors (my favourite)
Sketch Saturday - Sketch

So it's Monday, another week has begun. Hope yours is good to you. Thanks so much if you take the time to leave me a comment :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

I am hosting Challenge 111 @ Let's Scrap


Welcome back to my blog today:) I am hosting the latest challenge over at Let's Scrap!! The last challenge I set was a bit of a difficult one for some, so this time around I decided to make it a bit easier!!

It's a recipe challenge, and I would like to see the following elements on your page:
~ 1 LARGE photo!
~ At least 5 shapes, circles, squares etc etc. You can use a punch, use die cut shapes as I have done here, stickers, or any other big shape (no buttons or brads please!)
~ Use string or twine on your layout.

You do not need to use a Let's Scrap sketch for this challenge!!

Here is my take on the challenge:

I need to tell you the story behind this photo!! Last week Friday was one of the proudest days of my life!! Caide and Bryce had their athletics day, and they BOTH acheived SO well. Bryce was awarded a trophy for the most points earned in track events and was also awarded the Junior Victor Ludorum, and Caide was awarded a trophy for most points acheived in field events and the Senior Victor Ludorum. My heart wanted to burst I tell ya!!

So, anyway, I would love for you to play along with my challenge, you have a week to do so. Check out the details on the main page at Let's Scrap!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. We are doing the Uelzen 8km cycle ride tomorrow, it should be fun :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I am Guest Designing at Paper Crafting Journey!!

Hello!! Today I have the honour of being the GD over at Paper Crafting Journey!! I am so happy to have been given this opportunity. PCJ is a great challenge blog, and I play there often.

The challenge they have running for this week is a sketch challenge. I must say I was slightly out of my comfort zone with this one, I don't often do this shape card!!

Here is what I came up:

The image I used on my card is by Hero Arts, and the sentiment is by AnnaBelle Stamps

Thanks so much for visiting me again today. Why not go and check out this fun challenge over at Paper Crafting Journey, I can't wait to see what you come up with!! :)