Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free range chicken

You may be wondering about my post title as my card obviously has nothing to do with chickens.  It's in reference to me - I have resigned both my DT spots and I'm now a free range scrapper.  I'm a little sad at leaving such a great bunch of ladies, but I was beginning to get a little squirrelly about the cards I had to make, so it was time for a break.  Not sure what the future holds - for now, the goal is to continue to post 1-2 times a week, although we shall see how that goes!

For today, I found a super fun challenge at CAS-ual Fridays - to be inspired by your blog design/header. Such a neat idea, and this card came together super fast.  I went with a a very literal interpretation - the lovely gradation of colours.  I also pulled out a SU stamp I bought and never used, shame on me as this stamp is so gorgeous!

Inspiration - CAS-ual Fridays
Anything Goes - Challenges 4 Everybody
Down in the Garden - Joanna Sheen
Floral - The Crafty Pad
Freestyle - Hiding In my Craft Room
Sketch - Clean and Simple
Use a sketch - Opus Gluei

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fire and flames

It's my last challenge at Fab N Funky and it's a fun one - things that start with F!  I decided to stay away from the more obvious F's (flowers anyone?) and go a different route - a Fire breathing dragon done up in Fall colours.
This cute Your Next Stamp dragon went perfectly with my Simple Stories paper - the s'more the merrier, hee hee!  He does actually have a bit of bling going, it's just hard to see in this pic.

Challenges this week:
Sketch - Retro Sketches (I turned the banner sideways though)
Anything Goes - Your Next Stamp
Fall Colours - Crafty Sentiments
More than 2 colours - Deep Ocean (brown, orange, green, yellow)
Fall colours - Tuesday Throwdown
Inspiration pic - (Pin)spirational (seriously, that tree looks like a massive bonfire!)
Animals - Cards for men (I know he's technically not an animal, but he is a creature?)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A 40th anniversary

Sorry for the wordless post, I have now corrected that.  Apparently, I need to stop making assumptions about internet access when I travel!  For some reason, although my sister's internet worked perfectly, Mr Blogger would not place nice with Internet Explorer and I couldn't add any text to my post.
Anyway, this is a fun anniversary card for my Mum and Dad's 40th anniversary - yea for them!  This is for Pile It On's Fabric or felt challenge and the cute elephants are from the sponsor, SK Digis.  The grass was a real pain to cut out because it's so detailed, but after a little (ok, a lot!) of cursing, I got a good cut. 
FYI - Don't try and put sticky on your felt, it will tear. (yup, that may have accounted for some of the swearing!)

Animal companions - Corrosive Challenges
Celebrations - Dream Valley
Celebrate the Occasion - The Squirrel and the Fox

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday afternoon

I'm sneaking this post in a rare moment of silence - DH has taken the boys and the dog out for a walk and it's blessedly quiet around here.  Despite the fact that it's a sunny fall day, the Wii has been going non-stop and the constant 'pew pew' noises are driving me nutty.  (those of you with boys who like Star Wars will know what I mean!)  I have turfed them all out though, and I have my fingers crossed it will be a loong walk!

Still struggling a bit with a lack of mojo, but I made myself sit down and play last night, and I quite like this card, so I think I'm back on track!  This set from TSG is so much fun, for Halloween or any other occasion, like a missed birthday.  Seriously, those mummies are adorable!  

Sketch - Retro Sketches
Black and white + one other - CAS-ual Fridays
Back and white + one other - Two Sisters
Knot now - Catered Crop (knot sure if a bow counts, hee hee!)
Die cuts/punches - No Matter Which Challenges (the squares and the postage border)
Less is more - Stamptacular Saturday
Anything Goes - The Squirrel and the Fox
Bling - That Craft Place

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall frenzy

Phew, it was a hot and sunny day here, it's hard to believe it's fall already.  But the leaves are coming down, the geese are flying south and the kids are in school (yea!) so it must be true.  The challenge this week at Fab N Funky is Harvest Festival - something we see lots of round here in the fall.  We always go to one and the boys love it because they get the pay one price bracelet - ride till you puke!

In other news, I got my root canal, yea!  Probably not something you hear everyday, but the constant toothache was really starting to be a drag.  Perhaps the mojo will make a reappearance now...

Stuck to a simple card this week, a fun little squirrel frolicking in the fall leaves.  Fun!

Sketch - Sketchbook Saturday
Keep It Simple - 365 Cards
Leaves - Crafty Sentiments
Things that make you go awwww - Papertake Weekly
Autumn Colours - Lexi's Creations
Fall Fun - Eureka Stamps

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Up and Away

 My oh my, must make this short.  I have pulled something in my hip (hip flexor maybe?) and sitting is decidedly uncomfortable!  The upshot of it is that I haven't really noticed the pain in my tooth the last little bit.  Sigh...
In other news the challenge at Pile It On this week is to use patterned paper - easy peasy right?  I used a new Cat's PJ's stamp and some fun paper from the Echo Park Hello Summer collection.  Cute huh?

Dancing In Pajamas - Sketch
Stamping With the Dragon - It's all about Babies
Forever friends - Ribbon
In the Pink - Pink plus anything but square 
Papercarft Star - Something Girly
Dawn's Crafting - Breast Cancer Awareness/think pink
Catered Crop - In the Pink 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shades of fall

Hi everyone and welcome back to another week at Fab N Funky.  We're thinking fall this week, as in fall colours.  I decided to go with a monochromatic look, all in brown.  Still haven't figured out what sentiment to put on the front, probably a Happy Birthday for my Dad. 

Not feeling very chatty today so I will keep this short and sweet.  Have  good week!

Sketch - September Sketch for you to try
Anything Goes - My Mum's Craft Shop
Monochromatic - City Crafter
All about the boys - Creative Craft Challenges
Things with Wings - Deep Ocean
Anything Goes - Papertake weekly
Anything Goes - Tuesday Alchemy
Vintage - Everybody Art Challenge

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fishy fun

I picked up this cute stamp set while on vacation and while I think it's more a scrapping set (I have soo many beach/water pictures to scrap) I thought I'd try a CAS card with it first.  I used strips of paper as I'm short of colours in the washi tape department, I was aiming for a simple and colourful card.

I finally managed to get some crafty time in today - we've been busy with back to school stuff all weekend and the mojo has temporarily walked off.  It may have to do with the fact that I have to go back to work tomorrow after almost 2 weeks off.  My oldest boy has been throwing hissy fits about returning to school and I feel like joining him.  Wah!

Summer - Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Beach/sea - Card Mania
NO flowers - Cutie Pie Challenge
Use patterned Papers - The Pink Elephant
Anything Goes - Natalie and Amy's Challenge
Pop It Up - The Hybrid Chick