Monday, 31 March 2014

CFTH Challenge 12 DT

Hi everyone,

I hope the weather is treating you nicely.  Today it is raining here in Perth, it's been a while since we have seen good rain.  It's lovely now but I prefer it warm so I will be groaning soon.

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Crafting From The Heart.  As well as our usual Anything Goes you can use the optional theme of Cute and Cuddly.  I have used a Patties Creations image for my card and I have kept it pretty clean and simple.

Here it is;

This week's sponsors are;
Offering a prize of 7 digi images
Patties Creations
Offering a prize of 2 digi images
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to stop by the blog to check out the other creations from Team A.
Cheers Nicole

Friday, 28 March 2014

Totally Papercrafts 212 DT


This weeks challenge at Totally Papercrafts is Think Pink and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. I have used a cute Bugaboo image to make the first of this years Mother's Day cards which we celebrate in May here in Australia.

Here it is;

I didn't want a completely pink card but I am pretty sure there is enough pink on there. I have coloured her with Promarkers and I have used Echo Park So Happy Together papers. The flowers are from Aliexpress, the dies are from Crealies and the border punch is from American Crafts.

Thanks for dropping by.
Cheers Nic

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Penny's Challenge 170 DT

Hello there,

Another busy week for me.  I hope you got some crafting in, I did, I started lots but didn't finish a lot.  I will though, I am determined.  Today I have my DT card to share for you for the current challenge over at Penny's.  This week you get to choose your favourite colour combo.  I of course chose yellow with turquoise.  I love any combo that has yellow in it.  This week I got to use another fun stamp from the talented Kathryne from Stamp Art Design.

Here she is;
This beautiful girl is Lizzie, isn't she adorable.  I coloured her with Promarkers and I have used Echo Park Splash papers.  If you haven't worked it out yet I have a small obsession with Echo Park Paper Company.  Very few embellishments this time, she is so pretty she doesn't need anything else.
This weeks wonderful sponsors are;

Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice
Prize - 5 digi images of winners choice 
I wish to enter the following challenges;
Thanks for dropping by, I would love to come see you soon.
Cheers Nic 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Penny's Challenge 169 DT

Hi there,

I have just sat down from a whirlwind day, all over the place.  It's nice to just stop and relaxxxx.  Today I have for you my DT card for Challenge 169 at Penny's which is Buttons and Bow's. There is so much you can do with this theme.  Head on over to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the DT have created, you will love it.

I got to use a super cute Meljen image, here she is;

I loved colouring up this cutey, I love the expression on her face.  I have coloured her with Promarkers and I have used my trusty Echo Park (For the Record 2) papers. The dies are from Bosskut and the cute little sentiment is from Hot Off The Press.  The buttons and ribbons are from my stash.  Of course I have finished it off with Stickles Diamond and some gems.

This week's sponsors are;

Store -
Prize - 7 digi images of winners choice
Store -
Prize 4 non cloured digi images of winners choice
I am entering my card in the following challenges;
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Challenge 198
Love to Scrap - Buttons and Bows
Crafting By Designs - Use a Ribbon
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Buttons and Bows
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Aurora Wings - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bows - Handmade Bow
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for visiting today, I would so love to come and visit you too.
Cheers Nicole


Monday, 17 March 2014

CFTH Challenge 10 DT

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend full of crafting and family fun. This week at Crafting From The Heart we have a great theme for you.  We have our usual Anything Goes but if you are up for a challenge how about going for our Movie theme.  I am using a Sassy Studio image called Smurfette honey so I am sure you can guess my movie theme.

Here is my card;
I made this card for my daughter as it was her 9th birthday last Friday.  She is a big Smurfette fan so when I saw this digi I thought of her straight away.

This week's challenge is sponsored by;
Sassy Studios

I have used Heidi Grace papers and I have coloured her in with my Finecolour markers.  The nesting dies are by Couture Creations and the border punch is one of my American Crafts Knock Out Interchangeable punches.  The flowers are my usual from Aliexpress and I printed the sentiment from my computer.

I wish to enter the following challenges;
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Use 2D or 3D Flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Flowers
Cards Galore Encore - Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamp Co. - Use a Digi
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes with Layering
A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Birthday
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today, see you soon.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Reach for the Stars


I finally managed a non-DT card. The kids had a birthday party to go to yesterday for one of their little volleyball friends.  They had a great time and my son has not stopped playing pirates as he won a sword in a party game. He is so cute. My card today was made for their little friend Noah.

Here it is;
The image I used is a cute one from Tiddly Inks and I have used. A lot of green to fit in with their challenge this month. The papers I think were just from the local discount store. They seemed to fit so well with the image. I have coloured him with Promarkers and sparkled it up with some Crystal Stickles.

I wish to enter this card in the following challenges;
Tiddly Inks - Use Green

Thanks for dropping by, enjoy your day.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Totally Papercrafts 210 DT

Hi folks,

This week's challenge at Totally Papercrafts is Shaped Cards. Our wonderful sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiment Designs. I chose a lovely image to use, it is called Little Friends. It reminded me of sitting outside on a beautiful day with the breeze in my hair, just enjoying the world. I am such a square card kind of girl, but this challenge gave me an excuse to use some of my bigger dies so I really enjoyed it.

Here it is;

I have used Mpress nesting dies to create the beautiful shapes and cut around it to make the card base. The papers are Echo Park Sweet Day Collection and the image is coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the swirl dies are by Crealies. I added flowers, ladybugs and butterflies, topped off with Stickles and some Gems.

Thanks for dropping by today, I must be off, it's my daughter's birthday and I am on ice cream duty. Don't forget to drop by the challenge blog and check out the team's cards.
Cheers Nicole

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Penny Challenge 168 DT

Hi everyone,

I hope your day is wonderful.  We have had another hot one, hopefully it will cool down soon.  This weeks challenge at Penny's is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps so I have a super cute image for you today.  The theme this week is super tricky.  It's ....... Anything Goes, yay I here you call.  No excuses people, I expect to be visiting you all very soon.

Here is my DT card;
Isn't she cute!
I have used my stash for this card. I have had these DCWV papers for years, as well as the card stock and gems. I have made a promise to myself to use my stash more but we'll see.
Lacy Sunshine have generously donated 3 digi images for the winner.  Who could resist that?  So hurry up and get crafting, we'd love to come see you.
Cheers Nicole

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Penny's Challenge 167 DT

Hi everyone,

How are you today?  I hope you have had an interesting day.  Today I have my card for this week's challenge at Penny's which is Anything but Square.  This was tough for me as I do love my square cards.  I had a fun image to work with this week so that influenced the shape of my card.

Here it is;
The image is by Penny Blossom which I have coloured with my Promarkers.  I used various nesting dies to try to create the look of ice-cream.  The design paper is by Heidi Grace which I picked up on my trip to the U.S. last year and must have forgotten about until now. I am pretty pleased with them so I am sure you will see more of them soon.
Anyway enough rambling, it's time to let you know what you can win.
prize - 5 Digi images of winners choice
Prize - $15 gift voucher
Thanks so much for dropping by today. I would love to come and see what you come up with, so head on over to the blog and give it a go.
Cheers Nic

Monday, 3 March 2014

CFTH Challenge 8 DT

Hi everyone,

Today I am bringing you my DT card for this week's (yes this week, we are now weekly) challenge at Crafting From The Heart.  This week our challenge theme is Anything Goes/Use Punches or Dies.  We have some awesome sponsors this week and I was lucky enough to use this beautiful stamp called Sirena from The Stamping Chef.  I loved colouring her, especially her hair and tail.  Different styles of colouring for me, I will definitely be using them again.

Here she is;
Image is Sirena by The Stamping Chef
Echo Park Paradise Beach Papers
Bosskut Flourish and Alphabet Dies
Coloured with Promarkers
Lagoon Stickles

Our wonderful sponsors
Lacy Sunshine
Lacy Sunshine offering 3 digis

The Stamping Chef
Stamping Chef offering 3 digis

I can't believe that this is my first time I have coloured a Mermaid.  I will have to use her more as Mermaids are so pretty.

I wish to enter the following challenges;
The ABC Challenge - G is for Girls
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking - Anything Goes with Layering
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes/Use Your Stash
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Sparkle
The Paper Make-up Stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today and before I forget there is a new challenge blog starting soon brought to you by the wonderful owners of Crafting From The Heart Challenge Blog. It is called Crafting At The Weekend and I am lucky enough to be part of the design team.  It will be a blog for all your different creations.  Check it out here. Have a great week.

Cheers Nic