01 March 2015

WONDERFUL {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 110}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #110}

Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this month is EMBOSSING WITH RED AS MAIN COLOUR challenge.

I have used the following image from DigiStamps4Joy:

  1. DAFFODIL
The sentiment and word art is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers, bling and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The flower has been coloured with copies and the brown embossed paper has been sanded.  The word art and sentiment has been chalked with dry chalks.

Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #110.



Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Scribble and Scrap - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Card Mania - Add Some Red
Get Creative - Use Embossing
Ooh La La Creations - Add something Green
The Pink Elephant - ATG
Digi Choosday - ATG
Inky Chicks - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
Crafty Gals - Fancy Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (2 Pattern Papers/Bling/Embossing)+Sentiment
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - ATG

Thank you for stopping by and all the wonderful uplifting love you leave behind.

Crafty hugs

20 February 2015

THE BEST THINGS {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Post}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines last weekend and that you were spoilt rotten with yummy choccies.   I have used this cute little girl called  CHLOE.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase CHLOE here

The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is CAS for February.  Once again CAS was a tall order for me and this is about the closest I could get.  I have coloured her with Copics. The bling and design papers are from my stash. The weaved hearts have been created with tag punches (see tutorial below) The sentiment and word art background are from Paulette {Create with TLC} .


TUTORIAL FOR WEAVED HEARTS









I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Craft Your Passion - ATG
  • Love to Scrap - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in Pink
  • Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bling it On
  • Digi Choosday - Spring Time Pastels
  • In the Pink - Cute


  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs

    19 February 2015

    HELLO {Fresh Brewed Designs Animals Challenge}

    Animals Challenge
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs with the theme ANIMALS.  I have used this cute little monkey called BETSY'S BIRTHDAY, which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.


    Betsy has been paper pieced and coloured with Copics.  The design papers, buttons and raffia are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishment have been created with square punches.


    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
    Sister Act - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or Punches (used circle punches behind the buttons and square punches for the folded flower)
    Creative Moments - ATG/Paper Piecing
    Inky Impressions - Cute and Cuddly
    Paper Shelter - Animal Magic
    Seize the Birthday - ATG Birthday + topping option
    Crafty the Craic - Birthday or Anniversary
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Use two of something (used to large buttons)
    Creative Corner - Kiddy Fun
    Flashback Friday - Use Pink and/or Blue (the buttons have been in my stash for many years)
    Catch the Bug - Girls Just want to have Fun
    Come and Get It - Birthdays
    Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
    The Pink Elephant - Birthdays
    Use Your Stuff - Circles (used circle punches behind the buttons and the buttons have been in my stash for quite a number of years)
    Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in Pink
    Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment
    Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Bingo (Flowers/Die Cut or Punch/Image)
    Just Inspirational - Handmade Flowers (the folded flower has been created with square punches)
    Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Punches/Free(image)/Buttons)


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


    Crafty Hugs

    16 February 2015

    UPCYCLED MILK TIN

    UPCYCLED EMPTY BABY MILK FORMULA TINS
    {Warning Photo Heavy Post}


    It was cute little Nina's FIRST Birthday on 4 February 2015 and her dear mom, Jeanine has been saving all Nina's empty milk formula tins for me to use in my upcycling projects.  So I thought it fit to upcycle one especially for Nina to gift her a 1st birthday gift with.  I have used the cute little dancing elephant from QKR Stampede which you can purchase here.  The folded embellies have been created with scallop square punches. The sentiment is from Hannelie (Desert Diva)






    ... and here are some photos of the photo shoot I did of Nina's cake smashing celebrating her first birthday.  The grown ups had more fun than little Nina, as she is a very neat little girl and did not want to get dirty at all.  It was more a cake caressing than a cake smashing photo shoot, lol. Nina's mom Jeanine, baked and decorated the beautiful cake - such a shame to have to dig into it.














    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with my upcycled milk tin:

    613 Avenue Create - ATG with optional twist
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG
    Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG
    Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent - ATG but must Recycle
    Flashback Friday - Use Pink or Blue and something more than 1 year old from your stash.  The flat pearls has been in my stash for nearly 2 years)
    Just Inspirational - Any Animal
    The Outlawz - Tuesday Colour Inspiration

    Crafty Glas Corner - ATG
    Decorate to Celebrate - ATG
    Paper Shelter - Recycle
    Craft for the Craic - Birthday or Anniversary
    Creative Corner - Kiddy Fun
    A Gem of a Challenge - Children's playtime
    Dis Digi Designs - Lots of Embellishments
    Come and Get It - Birthdays
    Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
    Through the Purple Haze - Embellish Embellish
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Not Just Cards - ATG


    Thank you again for all your wonderful visits and all the love you leave for me here.  

    Crafty hugs

    15 February 2015

    LIVE LAUGH SING {POP Challenge 23 - Laughter}

    {Edited:  We had no internet access for more than week, therefore I could not enter this card into any challenges at the time.  I am back online and am only now  (15 February) entering this card into challenges - hope this is okay xxx}

    This month our theme for Challenge #23 at Path of Positivity is 

    LAUGHTER

    - Bennett Cerf

    I used this cute girl from MELJENS DESIGNS - just click on the name of the image below to take you directly to Meljens Designs' Online Shop:



    The image has been coloured with copics. The design papers are BoBunny and the flower embellishments have been created with punches.  The buttons are from my stash. The sentiment and word art is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .
      






    We are extremely pleased to announce that Helen, from Crafting Helen, will be our GDT for this challenge. 

    The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

    A prize package of 4 (non-colored) images from Meljen's Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    A $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.There will also be:

    One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
    One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.


    Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your LAUGHTER creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.23. Can't wait to see your creations.  
       
    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist

    Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much.


    Crafty Hugs

    13 February 2015

    BE IN LOVE {Art by Mi Ran Showcase}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Can you believe it that we are already heading towards the middle of February 2015.  At least February is the month of love.  I have used this beautiful fairy called  FLUTTERBY.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase FLUTTERBY here

    The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is CAS for February.  This is my very first CAS design and boy was it a tall order.  I have coloured her with Derwent water colour pencils and used a blending pencil to smooth the lines out. The clips and design papers are from my stash. The sentiment and word art background are from Paulette {Create with TLC} .


    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Allsorts - Love is all around
  • Catch the Bug - ATG
  • Crafty Calender - ATG (1/1)
  • Dis Digi Designs - Include a heart(s)
  • Open Minded - No Pink No Red
  • We Do Doobadoo - Hearts and Flowers
  • AAA Cards - CAS, Love
  • Come and Get It - Love is in the Air
  • Chalk Ah Lot Cafe - Love with Chalk (the sentiment has been chalked)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - Love is in the Air
  • Great Impressions - Love Love Love
  • One Stitch at a Time - ATG with Love
  • Quirky Crafts - Love is in the Air
  • Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a twist of Hearts
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Craft Your Passion - ATG
  • Eureka Stamps - All is Love
  • Love to Scrap - Love
  • Melonheadz - Love, Hearts
  • OLLCB - Love
  • Perfectly Rustics - Wings
  • The Crazy Challenge - Love
  • The Outlawz - Tuesday Colour Challenge
  • Deep Ocean - Love is all around
  • Digi Choosday - Love is in the Air
  • Going Grey Scrap Creations - Love
  • Papertake Weekly - Hearts, Flowers
  • Tuesday Throwdown - Love is in the Air
  • Crafters Cafe - Hearts
  • Crafting by Designs - Love is in the Air
  • Crafting Gals Corner - ATG
  • Creative Moments - ATG, Love
  • Inky Impressions - Valentines/Love
  • Simply Create Too - ATG
  • Bloggers - Love is in the Air
  • Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Love is in the Air
  • Fussy and Fancy - Its all About Love


  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs

    01 February 2015

    LOVE IS IN THE AIR {DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge 109}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #109}

    Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this month is a VALENTINES challenge.

    I have used the following cute image from DigiStamps4Joy:

    1. ALL MY LOVE
    Isn't he just the cutest little lovable green monster. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers, bling heart and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches.

    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #109.


    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Scribble and Scrap - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Aurora Wings - Valentines
    Bunny Zoes Crafts - Hearts (1/1)
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Eureka Stamps - Hearts
    Squigglefly - Hearts and/or Love
    The Pink Elephant - ATG
    Crafty Sentiments Design - Love Valentines Day (1/1)
    Dazzling Diva Add a Little Dazzle - Technique or ATG
    Crafty Gals Corner - Try Something New (Its the first time I have tried these specific folded embellishments)
    Mod Squad - Animals
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
    Aud Sentiments - Valentines or Love Sentiment
    CRAFT - Valentines or Love
    DL ART - Valentines Day
    Little Miss Muffet - All you need is Love (1/1)
    Outlawz Monday Greetings - ATG
    Brown Sugar - 3 Different Embellishments (folded embellishments/brads/bling heart)
    Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Colour Inspiration

    Crafty Catz - Stitching real or faux (faux stitching around the critter)
    Fairy Tale - Something with a Heart
    QKR Stampede - Hearts
    Simply Create Too - Valentines - use hearts
    Dis Digi Designs - Include a Heart (s)
    Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle (1/1)
    My Sheri Crafts - Valentines
    Sweet Stampin - Love
    We Do Doobadoo - Romance
    That Craft Place - ATG
    Fairytale Stampers - Favourite Punch/Die (the scalloped square punch is definitely my favourite - used it for the folded embellishments on my card) (1/1)
    Glitter and Sparkle - ATG
    Great Impressions - Love Love Love
    Jellypark - Love is in the Air
    Lacy Sunshine - Have a Heart
    My Besties Norge - ATG (1/1)
    Robyns Fetish IDIC - ATG


    Thank you for stopping by and all the wonderful uplifting love you leave behind.

    Crafty hugs

    27 January 2015

    WONDERFUL {Fresh Brewed Designs New Release}

    New Digi Releases
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Hi my lovely followers and visitors, some beautiful NEW images are being released today at Fresh Brewed Designs.    This is one of the beautiful new face images I have used. You can purchase her here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.

    Also check out Fresh Brewed Designs' current challenge here; and their Facebook Page here.

    The image has been coloured with Copics.  The design papers and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches.



    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Penny's Paper Crafty - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Crafty Your Passion - ATG
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    The Pink Elephant - ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
    Top Tip Tuesday - Something New (its the first time I have used this image)


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.

    Crafty Hugs