Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ahhh ... it's quiet ...

and, surprisingly, a little hard to get used to!

Thursdays are now "my day" ... both my hooligans are out of the house on Thursdays so I have about six hours to myself.  So far, I'm having some trouble getting used to the absence of kid noise & I'm definitely not making the most of my spare time.  LOL Don't worry though, I'm sure I'll get used to it *wink*!

This week I played along with the sketch challenge at CPS-Card Sketches.  It's a nice, easy one that has lots of possibilities. I'm on a bit of a stash-busting exercise ... I mean how much paper do I really need *rolling eyes* ... so for this card I used scraps from Basic Grey's Wisteria range.

And a boy card inspired by Card Patterns sketch 87 using Basic Grey's Oliver range.

I also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch & "Juggles" to create a card for High Hope's birthday card challenge.  If you are in Australia & are looking for High Hopes stamps, be sure to check out Amy's story ... Stampin' Stuff.  Just don't blame me when the addiction starts LOL!

Monday, October 25, 2010

This week's challenges ...

... and there have been a few this week, that's for sure! My car broke down so I was without it for a week, then my daughter & I got sick & we had the "whooping cough that wasn't whooping cough" dramas. SOOOOO glad that week is now over & may the next be easier LOL. Anyway, even though we're having to climb over Mt Washmore to get past ... housework or create? Duh, like it's even a question LOL!!!

You still have time to enter this month's cybercrop challenges at Scrap Therapy. But not that long ... your creations need to be uploaded by midnight tonight. There are some gorgeous creations in the gallery already :)!

Here's my take on Allie's sketch challenge.

The photo doesn't show it that well but I had heaps of fun painting, inking & glimmermisting. Apologies to Mellie for glimmermisting her hair LOL! Nah, not really THAT sorry ...

And extra points should be given for dimensional magic-ing (if that's even a word ?!) the challenger, Miss Jolly's, surname onto my entry :). My version of Helen's card sketch ...

Also, for Lisa's hidden journalling challenge, I decided to write a letter to myself.  After battling PND since the birth of my son, I finally feel like I've kicked its butt for good & I'm SO ready to make some changes.  I wanted to create a layout to remind me of the important things & where I want to be in a year's time. So stay tuned & I WILL add that photo ...

And whilst the mojo was around, I joined in the sketch challenge at Cardabilities. Yep, I know, but it's not like the housework is going anywhere, is it LOL?!!

How gorgeous is this sketch?!  I've used a combo of My Mind's Eye & Webster's papers.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

High Hopes Challenge 92

Gosh, it's been one of those weeks already & it's only just started!

This is a very quick post to upload the card I created for this week's High Hopes challenge.  It was an easy, peasy one ... simply use red & green with a High Hopes stamp!  I hope you get some time to play along too :).

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's time to get arty ...

Get ready to paint, ink, mist & generally make one big scrappy, arty mess because it's cybercrop time again at Scrap Therapy & our theme is ART ATTACK! The fabulous DT have created four fantastic challenges to inspire us. Check it all out here!

Load your entries into the gallery by midnight Monday 25th October to be in the running for a $15 plus $1 for every entry in store voucher.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Looking for Webster's Pages?

It has landed & can be found at Scrap Therapy! I couldn't wait to have a play with the "Waiting for Santa" & "Sweet Season" petite collection pack. As always, Webster's have outdone themselves with every beautiful, tiny detail. How can you not make gorgeous Christmas cards with papers like these?!!

Sassy L'il Sketches have gone card sketch crazy in celebration of World Cardmaking Day. Each Monday, in the month of October, they are releasing a brand new card sketch. This one was made using sketch #1.

I was also inspired by the current CPS-Card Sketches sketch for this one. You made need to squint a bit to find the original sketch but I promise it is in there ... somewhere LOL!

And finally, one created using another fabulous Mojo Monday sketch.

It's nearly the end of another weekend here *boohoo* ... I hope you've had a great weekend too :)!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day :)

Well today is World Card Making Day so I happily sat down to join in some card challenges. Like I need any excuse right LOL?!!

Firstly, my favourite stamp blog is celebrating their birthday so they're hosting a sketch challenge this week & giving away some wonderful stamps in celebration. Check it all out at

I think I may have mentioned it once or twice how much I love these stamps LOL!

Next I had fun playing along with this week's sketch at Cardabilities. Karan always posts great sketches ... it's so easy to create beautiful cards using her sketches.

Last, but not least, is this week's super simple and fantastic sketch at Card Patterns.

Hey Mellie, if you're reading this, I created them all using Cosmo's gorgeous DeLovely papers just for you ... ;) mwah xxx