Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kenny K Blog Candy!

Hello Lovelies!

A special post from me this evening. In order to celebrate the New Year and the new team at Kenny K's Krafty Krew, the fabulous folk at Kenny K have given each DT member blog candy to give away.

I am lucky enough to be giving away a Kenny K Rubber Stamp!

Yup, all you have to do is be a follower of Kenny K's Krafty Krew (and if you aren't already, then here's the perfect excuse!) and leave a comment at the end of this post to be in with your chance to win.

The blog candy will run from 8am UK time 30th December, until 23:59 Saturday 12th January. The winner will be chosen at random.

It's that easy. So what are you waiting for?


It's Party Time!

Tonight is New Years Eve Eve!

I can't believe that in just 2 more days it will be 2013. 2012 was such a rollercoaster year for me, starting with leaving a horrible job in March without a job to go to (super stressful with a mortgage like mine!), to finding a fabulous job just one day later and ending up with a promotion just one week ago. It has been a year of highs and lows, with illnesses and the end of a friendship at the low points, and new friendships and celebrating 20 years with my best friend and husband in the highs.

I hope your year has been eventful, in all the good ways.

To round out another year of challenges at The Squirrel and The Fox we have a NYE inspired challenge for you:



Our challenge is sponsored by Make It Crafty, who are offering AU$15 of free digis for our lucky winner.

For my DT card I used Party Girl Zoe. I don't think there's a more fitting image than this one!

Party Girl Zoe was coloured with copics in one of my newest favourite colour combinations -orange and blue. Whilst Zoe was new, every other element of this card was used from my scraps. Gotta love it when it's too hot to go crafty shopping - I get very resourceful!

I hope you'll join us at The Squirrel and The Fox for our Party Time Challenge for your chance to win.

I have also entered this card into the following challenges:
JellyPark Challenges - Old and New (new is the digi stamp, old is everything else!)
Paperplay Challenges - Out with the old, in with the new
Fab n Funky Challenges - Add Ribbon and/or Lace
Totally Gorjuss - New (digi)
Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Anything Goes for Sparkles 2nd Birthday!

Hello lovely blogging friends! I hope you are enjoying the weekend wherever you may be.

It's time for another challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenges and this one is going to be popular I am sure.


Yup, to celebrate that Sparkles Monthly Challenges is turning 2, we want everyone to celebrate with us. So no matter what your creation, head to Sparkles and join in the fun.

For my DT creation I used another Tiddly Inks image - Wryn Birthday. How cute is she?

I tried something new this week.. paper piecing! I've never done it before so I thought I'd give it a go on the presents in this images and I have to say I love how they turned out.

I decorated the inside of the card to match. I finally had some luck with my bow tying skills and managed a pretty decent bow on this one. The button, ribbons and pearl stick ons were from my stash.

The rest of the image was coloured with copics as always. The papers are Carta Bella "Paris Girl", except the middle present which was the tiniest scrap of something else. This card is for one of my very best friends, who adores the colour pink and anything cute.

I hope you'll come join us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Our challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights who are offering $5 of digi images to our lucky winner.

This card is also entered into the following challenges:

Pile It On - Embellishments
Papercraft Junkies - Bingo (top row - pink, pearls, ribbon)
In the Pink - Pink & Pearly
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Polka doodles - A Birthday at Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - For someone special

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments as always.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Exciting DT news


Some of you may have swung by my blog a few weeks ago and saw that I was applying to join the team of the Kenny K Krafty Krew. I am excited to be able to announce today that I was chosen. Yay!! I will be creating for the team from January to June so expect to see lots of Kenny K projects in this space.

To celebrate being chosen, I thought I'd post a never-before-blogged Kenny K creation (or should that be kreation?)

Here is Download Diva, in a card made for my good friend's Zumba instructor.

This card has a tutti fruiti theme- lots of lime, watermelon and orange. I used my Die-Namics ribbon border die on some blue cardstock to set off the gorgeous green ribbon. I'm sorry I can't remember where the sentiment came from. If you recognise it, please let me know so I can give due credit.

 The image was coloured with copics, and all cardstock has been distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool. The image and sentiment have been stuck on with dimensionals.

I hope you'll like my Kenny K cards over the next 6 months.

To see who else made the cut, and to check out their awesome skills, head to the Kenny K Krafty Krew blog here.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dilly Beans Challenges - Layers and Pop Dots
Paper Pretties - Girly
Digital Tuesday Challenges - Girly
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - No Squares


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Summer or Winter at The Squirrel and The Fox

Hello Blogging Friends,

I haven't been able to spend much time crafting or blogging lately as I am super busy at work and it's likely stay that way for the next few months. Fortunately I was able to make some time yesterday to create a card for the newest challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox, which is


The first day of Summer here in Sydney was a scorcher. I was so grateful for our swimming pool yesterday!

Our challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, who are giving our lucky winner 5 free digi images.

For my DT piece I used a pretty dragonfly and flowers image

The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp, and everything used on this card is from my stash. I really must try using stuff up before buying anything else, or I will run out of room to store it all!

I glittered up the dragonfly and the centres of the flowers with Kindy Glitz glitter glue to add that sparkle.

I hope you'll join us at The Squirrel and The Fox with your summery and wintery creations.

Entered into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenges - Ribbon or Trim
Divas by Design - Glitter and Sparkle