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Archive for April, 2011

Yey – Pink Again

Gosh haven’t done this for a while but at last I have had some playtime and created different backgrounds to display my cards.
This time it’s with a Digi Doodle Best image called 1900 & 1920 Vintage … I actually won her some time ago but never got around to colouring,
not sure why because she is lush.
She cried out vintage but it didn’t quite turn out that way as you can see.
This week’s challenge at Digi Doodle Shops Best is 😀


Watercoloured her with Us Art Quest Pastelles Pearlescent paints and she really shines … pity you can’t see it as well as me … 🙂
Papers are a digi download from Websters called Home for the Holidays.


Three Punches Today

Happy Easter Blog Land
and yes I can see most of you munching your way through those Easter Eggs.
Remember what they say – “A minute on the lips – A lifetime on the hips …
If you’re like me … hah … who cares … 🙂

The challenge this week at Sentimental Sunday’s is to use Three Punches somewhere on your project and our sponsor is – Heart Song Designs.
If you are lucky enough to be our chosen winner you get the coice of three digital images featuring the artwork of Leah Cornelius



My three punches used are a MS border punch, a MS round the page punch and a leaf punch.
This is a two in one card – you get a Bookmark and a Matching Card.
Because the card looked really plain when the bookmark is removed, I decided to put the sentiment underneath … worked really well.
Image used for the bookmark is called Bird and Roses from Heart Song Designs, coloured as usual with a mixture of Pro Markers, and Watercolours.

The inspiration from the DT’s is abosolutely divine so pop here and see for yourself.


Phew Just Made It

OK, those of you who know me won’t be surprised, bearing in mind my nickname is … “Early Shirley” … but just got the posting finished for the
Make It Colourful ChallengesColouring Black Hair – by the skin of my teeth 🙄
Note to myself … must try harder to be on time



Sponsoring the challenge this week is Some Odd Girl and I just know you would love to find out what you can win when you enter …
3 freebies of your choosing … great eh.
The image I chose to use is Snuggle Tiny Tia and the flowers are an image from Make It Crafty called Wild Flowers.
I coloured her in, and the flowers, with just about everything I could throw at it … Pro Markers, watercolours, copics and coloured pens.
Only watercolours were used for the hair and then added glossy accents for a beautiful shine.


Baby & Blanket

Another posting I hear you say … phewwww what’s going on I say…


So enjoyed making this card, I do love pastel shades.
Glitter and Glitz … lots of sparkle and bling to you and me … is the challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
Such a delicate card from moi but a lot of sparkle and bling going on.
This is another new image which I have used called, Baby and Blanket.


Woweee Carnival Time Ladies

Clowns, Fairy floss, sticky fingers, squeals of delight and of course complaints of sore feet near the end of the day… Where are we?


Here’s hoping you have just bounced on over from Angela
If you just popped in to say g’day and like what you see then join us on the super carnival hop and go to the beginning of the fun

Zoe from Make it Crafty and Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil, came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival.

To celebrate – the two fabulously talented teams have come together for a massive blog hop to offer you plenty of inspiration when playing with these images.
Along the way you will find balloons with a letter in them. Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is!

There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way
so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

Now we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop stays open until the 28thApril so you will have plenty of time to come back each day with a cuppa to soak it all up! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!)
We would like to thank our fabulous sponsors, Mo’s Digital Pencil, Make it Crafty, Stamping Bella and Quixotic Paperie
for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop! tee hee follow the arrows to find the balloon ➡


Images used on my card are from Make It Crafty called Ticket Booth from the Carnival collection
and a Mo’s image called Cara Chatting.

In case you have trouble seeing my balloon – my letter is
Make sure you leave a comment for a ‘possible’ chance at winning some hidden treasure
and then your next stop on the hop is


Mo is offering this adorable digital image Cotton Candy for just $1 and all the proceeds will be split between the Make A Wish Foundation in the US and the UK.
Who could resist buying her – you can find her at Mo’s.


Thank You Amy

Look what I received in the post today this scrummy yummy card from my teemie sister AMY.
This little guy takes pride of place, on my crafting shelf … where else would it sit … so everyone can see him.
Here is Amy’s blog so go see the other beautiful creations she has made.


Such a lovely thing to do Amy it just made my day, a big hug and smile coming your way.
Wahoo inside the card was a little surprise, some beautiful flowers … how lucky am I.


Mo & Zo’s Carnival Hop

No challenge this week over at Make It Colourful but something equally as good … or even better you may think … there is a joint blog hop happening on
21st April
with Mo Manning who was going to be the sponsor for this week’s challenge.



My first card for Digi Doodle Shop’s Best and don’t you just want to hug that little guy.

Our challenge this week is STRIPES, we would love to see them anywhere on your project.


You really don’t have to use a DDS image to enter the stripes challenge but the good news is that if you do you double your chances of winning.
Please pop on over and have a look at all the inspiration the DT have created especially for this stripes challenge and leave lots of love for them.


Sentimental Sunday Time

What a beautiful Sunday, the sun is warm and bright and trust me it’s the best tonic in the world to make you feel good.
Another thing to make you feel good is that Sentimental Sunday’s has a new challenge this week and it’s all about
Treasured Memories


Our sponsor this week is Meljen’s Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs all are only from Whimsy Stamps
The image I have chosen for my card is called Teddy Bear Couple .. don’t they look sweet.

Oops forget to say to use a sentiment on your project … but you all knew that anyway … I hope!!!


Colouring Skies

finger-manMy first card for the Make It Colourful Challenge and also my first time of writing the challenge post.
Loved every minute of it … well most of it, bit scary at times 😯 but the next time will be easier … when did I become such an optimist.
Colouring Skies is the challenge theme this week and Zoe’s images are just right for this kind of challenge.


For my card I chose the images Alf and Dylan Fly A Kite from Characters and Country Walk from Landscapes.
Have to own up and say this is my first time of colouring such a large area but it certainly won’t be the last.
Sentiment used is from Raindrop Echo DesignsWhimsy Stamps from the Look Ma No Hands set.