Frosted Designs Card Sketch #15

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!! Frosted Designs have another gorgeous sketch for you today.

I loved my hummingbird and relished getting the copics out (finally) and have a good play!!!
I know I really need to practice more!!! I admire some work that I see out there on blog land & hope that I can be as good one day....
go and see what the DT have come up with and join in if you can.

Todays challenge is sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop

Speaking of copics......how utterly gorgeous is this little box my son, Aden, surprised me with the other week!!!!
He made it for me (awww)
I was complaining I had no idea what colours I had as I was storing them in a Tupperware container and I was envious of a few friends (Sue & Ange) who had
you beaut storage for their babies!!!
Anyway, it has a fabulous lift up perspex lid for travel and I just love love love it!!!

Stay tuned as Frosted Designs have a few surprises of their own coming up!!.....


Case Study Challenge #82

I absolutely adore this week's Case Study muse Laura Bassens's card. Such a striking clean and simple card, it just popped out and inspired me straight away.

I used the SU Dreams du Jour butterfly...... I did try a few others (and I have MANY OTHERS...lol) but this one I like the best.


Say it in... Yellow & White

Annabelle's have the most delicious colour combo this week.... Yellow and white.... Nice.
I absolutely love my gloss card stock. (which I've had in the cupboard for years, unused...) since I've done the Jen McGuire online class I am addicted to the emboss resist technique. Really loving the Tim Holtz distress inks too.
I found this cute Fancy Pants 12x12 stamp set in my cupboard and thought it would be perfect to use for this challenge.


It's real to me NOW!!!

After watching Aden go off to uni every day last year and hearing his stories about getting his private pilots licence, it didn't seem real to me that he was actually learning to fly!  That is until I actually saw him take off and land at a local airfield.  I had goosebumps watching him and I was also very very proud!!
He was totally confident and in control and made me a little more relaxed knowing that he really does know what he is doing!!
Crikey!!! It is real to me now!

Scrapbook Boutique has a full list of products used and a tutorial on their site.


MOJO Monday 232

We had a long weekend over here in Australia and I thoroughly enjoyed the break!  I had planned on getting things done around the house and catching up on the craft........ but I spent the weekend watching my eldest boy play basketball in a tournament.  They ended up getting to the grand final only to lose by 13 :(

Anyway I did grab a few minutes here and there to may a few cards and I have decided to join in MOJO Monday's challange this week.

I have finally christened my Paper Smooches sentiments!!

Paper: White, Black, Island Indigo
Stamps: Paper SmoochesSentiment Sampler, Darkroom Door Mesh
Ink: VersaMark Black
Embossing Folder: SU Swquare Lattice

Frosted Designs Card Sketch #14

Hello everyone! Frosted Designs have their new card sketch up today and we also welcome our new card DT! please stop by and leave a little love!!! they have some gorgeous cards using today's sketch designed by Ann Bacon!

we have gone with a round card today just to change things a little and get you outside your comfort zone!
I loved this challenge and I love the card too! simple. I like simple.

Please excuse my really dodgy photo....... Having real technical difficulties here ( and the teenagers are not around to help me!!!)

I hope you join in! I'd love to see your take on this challenge!
There is a fabulous prize on offer from Heather

This card making kit includes:

-5 blank cards and envelopes
-8 6x6 coordinating patterned papers (mix of Echo Park, American Crafts, My Little Shoebox, Nikki Sivils, Jillibean Soup)
-4 6x6 coordinating textured cardstock
-10 chipboard shapes
-10 diecut burlap shapes
-20 coordinating buttons
-2 rhinestone swirls
-felt "button" stickers (Pebbles)
-red letter stickers (Authentique)
-rub-ons (October Afternoon)
-1 yard black pom-pom trim
-1 yard yellow striped ribbon (American Crafts)
-4 yards turquoise baker's twine (The Twinery)

You have until SUNDAY MARCH 25th to link your card!



Scrapbook Boutique MARCH Inspiration Challenge & Blog Hop

                   Scrapbook Boutique March Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Good Morning, hope you are gearing up for a Sensational Saturday, as we are at Scrapbook Boutique!

Today is the beginning of another Inspiration Challenge and another blog hop!

If you are following along with the blog hop you would have arrived from

Scrapbook Boutique's blog- and if you get lost, you can always head back to the SB blog and start from there!

The fabulous Prize this month is the gorgeous Marci with Rose from LaLa ! awwww

You just need to leave a comment on each of the DT gals blogs and a final one on

SB Blog, the random winner will be drawn from there!

good luck!!


The hop will be open for 1 week, closing Saturday 17th March, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on Sunday 18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (as is the inspiration challenge) is only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

We also have for you, our regular monthly inspiration challenge!

How delicious do those cup cakes look....?
How cute are the little teacups!!!


Challenge : Create a project using the photo above as your inspiration, and INCLUDE a handmade flower.

The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page project......it's totally up to you!

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a

$30 Scrapbook Boutique Gift Voucher.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes :

Midnight, Saturday 31st March, 2012.

Here are my two eldest children being totally nice to each other! I thought It totally worthy of scrapping as they are 21 and 19 now and moments like these........um lets just say few and far between!

Next on the hop is Linda's Blog

Linda is our newest DT member and  I've long been a stalker of her gorgeous work! what she has created for this hop is Beautiful!!!
Enjoy! xxx