Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bubbly Brigette

Hi everyone.
How has your week been?  This week has gone by so quickly, I can't believe tomorrow is Friday.
I can't go a week without posting so I thought I would stop by and share this card that I have made for Lime Tart. Don't you just love how relaxing that stamp looks.  It is Brigette from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.
Ahhhh who does't love a good bubble bath.
This is another spring card, I am a little bit addicted to them at the moment.  They are so fun to make.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I will be back again soon with some more creations.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Groovy Girls!!

Hi everyone
How has your week been.  It has been very busy here in our household.  Today we went to the school carnival the "Charny Carny".  The girls had a great time, and Grandma and Grandad were with us which made it even more special. That being said the girls came home with show bags and fairy floss, so we are going to have some very sugar high children soon :)  
I have a couple more groovy girls from Sweet Pea Stamps to show you today.

Singer Girl

Dancer girl
If you are feeling a bit groovy, both of these images can be found on Karen Middleton's Sheet #2, Plate #113, along with two other fabulous images.
Thank you for joining me today, I will  be back really soon with some more creating:)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Best friends

A big congratulations to the Top 10 who have made it through to Round 2 of the Sweet Pea Stamps Stamp-Off.
The challenge for Round 2 is to create a fancy fold card.  I don't make too many of these cards, they intimidate me a little bit....but I am now addicted to them. I have been looking up loads of wonderful types of folded cards, and can't wait to try them all!

Here was my spring card example to inspire the Top 10.
That cute little image is from Karen Middleton's Sheet #2, Plate #113. It can be found on the sheet with the other groovy girls (a couple of which you will see later in the week).
Best of luck to the Top 10, and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Gallery Release Part 1

It is that time of the month again when all of the wonderful creations from the Lime Tart ladies are released in the gallery.  This month (like every other month) the ladies projects are spectacular, so make sure you pop over to the gallery to check them out.

I have a few things to share, so rather than do one mammoth post I thought I would split them into two. I feel like I haven't done a layout for a little while, so I felt a bit out of practice lol.
I was lucky enough this month to play with the delightful Full Tart.

Bunny Squeezes

How gorgeous are the Prima Flowers that are in this kit!

Say Cheese

The Fancy Pants transparency is so pretty, you can't tell in this photo but it is all glittery around the edges

Why So Sad

This photo of Miss Em still breaks my heart.  To this day she still misses her sister when she goes to school.
The gorgeous MME transparency frames this picture beautifully.

So those are a few of my projects from the kit.  I still have a few cards to share, so pop back in the next few days to check them out.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Playing with Prismacolor Pencils

I told you I would be back later this week with some more cards using those gorgeous Karen Middleton images from Sweet Pea Stamps

 Rather than using my Copic Markers I thought I would try something a little different.
I have had Prismacolor pencils for quite a while, but have rarely used them.  So I decided to pull them out and try using them to colour my stamped images.

Dancing Leaf
 Fairie Friends

I thought that I would start entering my cards into a few challenges. So I would love to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Make it Girly
Magical Monday Challenge -Spring Colours
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring...Flowers Everywhere

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by

A teaser

What a day today has been, cold and miserable. 
Miss Emily didn't have pre-school today which is lucky because she woke up with a runny, yucky nose (poor little poppet).  We have been pretty lucky so far with Emily though.  I remember when Kayla started pre-school she picked up every possible bug that was going around.

Anyway, I just thought I would share a sneak peek of something I have made using the March Full Tart from Lime Tart.

Aren't those Prima flowers gorgeous.  I am working on a few other bits and bobs using this kit, so stay tuned for more sneaks in the next couple of days!

Take care

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chocolate and craft

Chocolate and  craft...can you think of a better combination.

Well that is what this post is full of.  Let's start with the chocolate part.

I work my backside off at the gym, so I figure every now and then I can treat myself (sounds fair doesn't it).  So today I made this very yummy chocolate walnut brownie.

I couldn't find my square cake tin, so I had to use the round one instead (hence the wedge shaped brownie).  It still tasted just as good.

Now for my cards.
These are a set of cards I made using the very sweet Karen Middleton images from Sweet Pea Stamps. I have used these stamps a few times lately and you will see some more later in the week.

Update: These cards have been accepted for publication (yay).

All of these sweet images can be found on Karen Middleton's Sheet#3, Plate #114.
The gorgeous paper I used was My Minds Eye Stella and Rose-Mabel.  Don't you love it when you have paper that you find easy to work with!

Sweet images, sweet treats who could ask for anything more :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I will be back soon.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Super Sunday

Hi everyone.

How has your weekend been treating you?  Ours has been fairly quiet. Just a little bit of housework left to do today, then the groceries, then some washing, perhaps a little bit of gardening....oh gosh the list goes on lol.

I have found some time lately to do some craft, not a great deal I can show just yet though (sorry).
I have made this card using a gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp.

 The stamp is from Meredith Dillman's Sheet #2, Plate #87 and is available from Lime Tart.

Speaking of Lime Tart, the new March kits have been revealed.  All I can say is gorgeous.
Here is the Full Tart (this is the one I am playing with, it is a stunning kit)

 Next up is the Half Tart

 Finally the Gourmet Tart

Aren't they all beautiful. 
So hard to chose a favourite this month!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spellbinders banner.

Hi everyone.

I just thought I would pop back on and share this banner that I made for Miss Emily. I made this into a step-by-step project for Lime Tart.

Miss Kayla has also put her order in for one. But it has to be pink and purple apparently. Lucky they don't take too long to make.

For a full list of materials and instructions pop on over to the Lime Tart blog. There is always something to see there.

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Until next time

Sweet Pea Stamps Spring Design Artist Challenge

Beginning March 10 the Sweet Pea Stamps Spring Design Artist Challenge begins! For a month we will bring challenge after challenge searching for the Design Artist in you! No matter whether you keep it simple or go over the top we want to see your cards! All the details can be found on the special Challenge page. What's in it for you? How about the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Sweet Pea Stamps store! So check out all the details, mark your calendar and pull out your Sweet Pea Stamps to join in the fun!

Drum roll please......

Wow!! What an amazing response to this last give-away I had.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I wish you could all win something, but unfortunately there can be only one winner.

That lucky person chosen by the random number generator was
Number 2 - Alethea!!!

Congratulations Alethea, email your details to and I will have your stamps out to you soon.

Thanks again for joining me for these fun give-aways everyone. I loved reading all of your wonderful comments.

Until next time

Friday, March 4, 2011

The big one - final blog candy!

PLEASE NOTE: This post will remain up the top until the blog candy has ended, for more recent posts please scroll down.

The time has arrived for my final Sweet Pea Stamps blog candy, and this one is huge!

This week there are wait for it....ten gorgeous stamps up for grabs. What an awesome way to increase your Sweet Pea Stamps collection.

Here are the stunning stamps just waiting to be won:

ching chou kuik's Spring Spread

How amazing would it be to win these! To be in the running all you have to do is post this image on your sidebar with a link back to my blog, and leave a comment on this post.

Because this is my final give-away I am going to leave this one open for two weeks. So it will now close at Midnight Friday 4th March AEDT.

A big thanks to everyone that has participated in the give-aways so far and also to Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps for making it possible!

Good luck everyone!!