Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to Reality...

Whew, what a crazy couple of weeks!  We spent 7 days at my Mum and Dad's, then drove home and spent one night there and then headed out camping for a few nights.  In a massive fluke we ran into some friends who were camping 2 sites up from us, so we had a great time.  However, all good things must come to an end including my vacation!  We have a few days to recover and get ready for back to school and then reality hits...bleh.  I am looking forward to getting crafty again, I have new stamps and papers and I'm ready to play!

This is one of the things I did on my vacation - I stencilled my sister's room for the soon to be niece or nephew.   I used digi images from Meljen's, printed off the size I wanted and then traced onto plastic.  Cut them out and voila - custom stencils.  Obviously I left off some of the details, but I think they turned out very neat.  Next up is shower invites featuring Mama and baby whale - a girl's work is never done!

PS - No, the clown fish is not a Meljen's image, he was a custom request.  I stretched the pink fish, modified the tail and added stripes - cute huh? 

Challenges (I know this isn't a card, but I wanted to show them off!):
Meljen's - Anything Goes
Craft Punked - New baby
Inspire Me Fridays - Linky Party
Simon Says stamp - Anything Goes

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Penguins and polkadots

I must apologize, this post is rather late and I didn't manage to get my card up on the Pile It On blog.  Being on vacation mucks up your schedule for sure, even when you try and plan your posts in advance!
So the challenge at Pile It On this week is the Letter P - anything that starts with P is fair game.  I went with penguins and polka dots, a good combo I think.  Join us over at Pile It On and let's see your P's!

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Punches and Dies
Sketchy Colour - Colour scheme
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals or Teddies (I know a penguin's not technically an animal, but they're fun!)
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas in Summer

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bunny Bouquet

Playing along over at Dancing in Pajamas again and this week it's a colour challenge.  I think of these colours as 'ice cream' colours - soft and yummy!  Maybe I eat too much ice cream though...
Not sure if I'm going to be able to play along much until September gets rolling.  What with the ongoing toothache, (yes I need a root canal, and no it's not until Sep.18! Arg!) the whole back to school thing (my oldest boy is kicking and screaming all the way) and a last minute camping trip there's not a lot of time for anything else around here!

See you on the other side...

Colour Scheme - Dancing in Pajamas 
Anything Goes - Divas by Design
Anything Goes - The Crazy Challenge
Anything Goes - Lollipop Crafts

Green growing things

The challenge this week at Fab N Funky is leaves.  Hmm, that one made me think!  I had to do some digging to pull up this leafy stamp set, and the green background paper.  Of course I found the brand new, never used bamboo embossing folder after I finished the card...ah well, I know where it is now!  This cute image is from Bugaboo, our sponsor this week.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Anchors Aweigh...

This has kind of been a dud week for me, I've been trying to be crafty but fighting a nasty toothache which is bringing me down.  I'm almost done the antibiotics and I'm finally starting to feel a bit better - not sure whether to look forward to or dread the visit to the dental surgeon next week.  A root canal may very well be in my future!
So this morning I managed to squeeze out a card - and surprisingly for me, this card only took about 1/2 hour.  I've seen a new challenge blog for 10 minute cards - I don't think I'll be playing there anytime soon!

Very excited as the Cat's Pajamas had a sale and I have new bunny stamps coming my way!  Sorry the colours are a bit washed out - I will try and take another pic tonight when the sun's gone down a bit.

The Cat's Pajama's - Washi Tape (the wood grain tape made me think of picture frames)
CAS-ual Fridays - the ocean (hope this is CAS enough, it turned out a bit busy)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - N for Nautical
Crafts 4 Eternity - Splish Splash Splosh

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fairy Time

I'm not really a fairy person, dragons are more my thing.  And I'm not really into super girly images either, having 2 boys.  But I'm really enjoying these Wee Stamps, enough so that I bought another one after I tried my freebies.  This one was a hoot to colour, I took my Copics camping and I had all the parts stamped on little bits of paper, I'm pretty sure my friends had no idea what I was up to!  I think I'm going to take more images camping, colouring under natural light is wonderful.

Image is a Wee stamps freebie, papers are MME, die cut is MFT and darned if I can remember where the lovely canvas tag is from, but I need to find out cause I want more!
Almost forgot - the fairy card is for the challenge at Fab N Funky this week, the challenge is Angels and Fairies!

Crafting for all Seasons - Bright colours
Whimsey Stamps Challenge Blog - Lots of layers (there's 4 layers in her wings alone!)
Creative Belli - Things with Wings
My Mum's Craft Shop - Kraft It
Divas By Design - Sketch (I changed the oval to a rectangle)
Shopping Your Stash - Technique Time (my new fave technique, 3D images)
Love to Create - Sparkle
Marker Pop - Bright Colours

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Basket of bunny

This week at Dancing in Pajamas, the challenge was a colourful inspiration photo.  But I also wanted to play along with the Catered Crop's All in white challenge.  Hmm...
I decided to do an all white card and just highlight the colourful eggs (and the bunny's nose) for fun.  I forgot how much I love all white cards, I must do more!  They're so crisp and clean, like laundry hanging out to dry.  And now you know I'm nuts, comparing crafting to laundry!  

Dancing in Pajamas - Inspiration photo
Catered Crop - White on White
Creative Inspirations Paint - Monochromatic
No Matter which Challenges - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Whiskers and Wings
Sentimental Sunday - CAS
Retro Sketches - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - White On White

A camping we will go...

A happy Sunday morning to you all!  It's a bit drizzly here, having not rained for the entire month of July and put us into a drought, Nature seems determined to make up for it with endless rain for all of August!  I might actually have to go out and mow the lawn, assuming that it, that it dries up for a bit!
We just came back from a weekend camping and I took my Copics and some images with me.  This is one them, luckily we didn't see any real skunks although we did smell one!
A simple card so I could showcase this fun High Hopes image, papers are MME.

Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Sketch
Bloggers Challenge - Use texture (fibres, layers)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Get Knotted
Fairytale Challenge Blog - Friends
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Stamping For the Weekend - Monochromatic (not quite all one colour, but pretty close!)
Cute Card Thursday - Tag You're It!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pearls of wisdom...

It's a pearly, sparkly week at Fab N Funky - we're looking for pearls or rhinestones or even both if you're feeling adventurous!  I stuck with the pearls, I wanted something simple to add to this CAS card.  I love this SU stamp set, it's so pretty, but I'm thinking I should have gone with grey and yellow as there's a bit of a Halloween vibe going on with the orange!

It's a rainy night here, so I'm off too my girlfriends to scrap - gotta love that kind of weather.  Have a good week!

Cards and More - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Focus on the Ribbon
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Coming Up Orange
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More 3D

I was going to hold off posting this until tomorrow, but we're camping this weekend so tomorrow night will be busy with packing, last minute planning and where the heck did I put that-ing.  Fun and games, really!  So here we are, second post for today, please scroll down for my Fab N Funky post.

More 3D fun, although this one didn't go quite as smooth.  If you look close, you can see a smear of glue on the bunnies paw where I mucked up.  I also had to fudge the sketch a bit, once I started putting the card together, I realized the image was far to big to allow me to put the circle in.  Turned out very fun and colourful though, and again, I'm loving the 3D look.

Sketch - Dancing in Pajama's
Anything Goes - Deep Ocean Challenges
Vacation/travel - Creative Belli
Things with Wings - Scrapbook Sisters
Dies and Punches - Crazy Amigos
Anything Goes - Die Cuttin' Divas
Anything Goes - Party Time Tuesdays
Free for all - Twisted Tuesdays

Anything but a card!

This may possibly be the first time that the theme "Anything but a card" has not sent me screaming for the hills.  Our sponsor at Fab N Funky this week is Flonz Stamps and we got to pick out some stamps from the store to play with.  I picked this great construction themed set and immediately set to work making wrapping paper.

I just random stamped all over plain brown wrap and volia - unique, one of a kind presents!

Geez, if only I could be this creative every time this challenge rolls around!  Anyway, join us at FnF this week with your 'anything but a card' creations, let's see what you can do!

Anything but a card - Ruby's Rainbow
Let's Not be Square - Anything Goes Challenges
Anything But A Card - Incy Wincy
Anything But A Card - Come and Get It Challenges