Sunday, 26 December 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE





This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by SYLVIE'S STAMPS
The challenge theme for this week is IN WITH THE NEW
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.


The digi image " T-Rex Smile" has been coloured using copics  and cut around.
The card base is olive green bazzill cardstock. 
The digi has been put onto a piece of printer paper  (the saying has been printed onto it first) which as been distressed around the edges and sponged with Peeled Paint distress ink, with foam tape, to give a 3D effect.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, including the great digi image I have used.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE







This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by MIZUMEDIA DESIGNS
The challenge theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.


The digi image " Plug the Gentleman" has been coloured using copics and then matted onto red , blue patterned and blue cardstock. A piece of blue cardstock has been placed on the right hand side of the dark blue cuttlebugged base card (using the birthday embossing folder) and has a piece of blue and yellow ribbon tied around it.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, including the great digi image I have used.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS


I hope everyone has a peaceful and happy Christmas and a safe, healthy and happy New Year.
A lot of times during this time of the year, we all get caught up in the hussle and bussle and stress of trying to get everything done that we forget the true and real reason for the season.


So I hope you are all able to find the time to sit back and reflect on what you are thankful for this holiday season.


I know I am truly thankful for my husband, my family (although sadly I will not be with them this Christmas) and all my dear friends - both those I have had the joy of meeting face to face and those I only know through the internet - you all hold a special place in my heart all through the year.


Wendy

Sunday, 12 December 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE

This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by STAMPIN DRAGON DESIGNS
The challenge theme for this week is CREATIVE FOLDS
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.


The digi image " Rupert Goes Fishing Take 1" has been coloured using water colour crayons  and cut around.
The lime green card base has had the front folded down to create a triangle shape. 
Fishing fly background paper has been affixed to the triangle shape and the bottom part of the card front and the saying "Gone fishing" has been affixed to the bottom part.
The digi image has been overlapped on to the top piece of the card front using foam tape.
The inside of the card has a background of orange fish showing.
Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, including the great digi image I have used.

Monday, 6 December 2010

SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE #78

Welcome to this week's Squigglefly challenge - #78
This weeks challenge theme is LET IT SNOW.
Use ANY Squigglefly image !!
There are always FREEbies available at their store!
For this challenge I have used a digi called merry Kissmas - Michell Bertuzzi

The image has been coloured using copic markers; rounded the edges and affixed onto the blue base card.  The blue base card has been cuttlebug embossed with the snowflake folder.  Embellishments are die cut snowflakes from the cuttlebug as well.
Don't forget to check out the other DT members creations for this weeks challenge !

Remember:
Please use a Squigglefly digital image.
You may combine challenges.
It must be a new creation!

After posting your creation to your blog or gallery, please leave us a direct link in Mr. Linky! on the Squigglefly blog     If Mr Linky is not available, post your direct link in the comments section!

Thanks for stopping by.
This will be my last post for the Squigglefly Design Team. I have really enjoyed being a part of Squigglefly for the 2nd half of 2010 and wish everyone at Squigglefly all the very best for the future !!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE

This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by HOPE JACARE
The challenge theme for this week is VINTAGE CHRISTMAS
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.


The digi image " Christmas pudding" has been coloured using water colour crayons  and matted on to light green cardstock with the corners rounded. Glitter glue was added to the pudding.
A  piece of ribbon tied around  the green spotted background paper; the bottom of that punched out using a Martha Stewart edge punch  and affixed to the light green card base to which the matted digi image was placed on top.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, including the great digi image I have used.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE





This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by LIL DIVA STAMPS
The challenge theme for this week is SURPRISE ME (OPEN CHALLENGE)  
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.


The digi image " The Nativity" has been coloured using water colour crayons  and matted on to blue cardstock.
A  piece of ribbon tied around  the left hand side of the  cloud and stars background paper and affixed to the light yellow card base. 

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, including the great digi image I have used.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE

This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by EIGLAS
The challenge theme for this week is WINGS. Use anything on your card as long as there are wings somewhere.
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.


The digi image " nasty bug" has been coloured using copic markers and matted on to blue cardstock.
A strip of dark blue card stock has a piece of ribbon tied around it and affixed to the left hand side of the folded light green card base. The matted digi image has been placed over that in the top portion of the card. Get Well Soon has been stamped in blue ink on to white card and matted with the same blue cardstock and placed at an angle on the bottom portion of the card.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, 
including the great digi image I have used.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE


This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by ROBYN'S FETISH
The challenge theme for this week is Christmas Traditional Colours - make a Christmas card using a traditional Christmas colour theme.
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.



The digi image " Christmas bear" has been coloured using copic markers and matted on to dark green cardstock.
The two strips of red and dark green card stock have been embossed using cuttlebug folders .This has all been affixed on to Christmas themed patterned paper and then onto the card front base of cream.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, 
including the great digi image I have used.

Monday, 8 November 2010

SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE #74

Welcome to this week's Squigglefly challenge - #74
This weeks challenge theme is MUSIC TO MY EARS  !
Use ANY Squigglefly image !!
There are always FREEbies available at their store!
In fact for this challenge I have used one of the freebies - called Daily Twitter a freebie from Revi Devi Paat.

Before printing out the digi image, I typed in Happy Birthday to you into the speech bubble. The image has been coloured using copic markers; distressed around the edge and inked using Distress ink; matted onto pink cardstock which is then matted on to a piece of sheet music; which has then been affixed onto the pink base card.  The rest of the base card has a strip of pink cardstock affixed to it; then a small strip of cuttlebug embossed darker pink card has had a piece of pink ribbon tied around it before being affixed to it.  Embellishments are self adhesive pearls placed along the thin strip of pink card at the bottom and also smaller pearls placed on the eyelash and tail of the bird.
Don't forget to check out the other DT members creations for this weeks challenge !

Remember:
Please use a Squigglefly digital image.
You may combine challenges.
It must be a new creation!

After posting your creation to your blog or gallery, please leave us a direct link in Mr. Linky! on the Squigglefly blog     If Mr Linky is not available, post your direct link in the comments section!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE





This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by LEXI'S CREATIONS
The challenge theme for this week is Holiday Colour Mix Up - make a Christmas card using a different holiday's colour theme.
To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.

I decided to do a "down under" Australian spin to my Christmas card for this challenge and use Halloween colours - i.e. orange and black.
The digi image "Splashin' Fun Ollie Duck" has been coloured using water colour crayons and a water brush, cut around and placed on to orange, black cardstock and patterned paper.
The patterned paper is part of a great Sunny Christmas themed paper pack being sold by Toucan Scraps in the store as well.This has all been affixed on to the card front base of orange and a computer generated greeting has been matted with orange and black and affixed to the card using pop dots.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on 
the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, 
including this great digi image.

BLOG AWARD

I have received this blog award from another Wendy  - thanks !!

The rules for this Award were to tell you 10 things you'd probably not know about myself and to pass it on to 10 more Beautiful Bloggers.  So here goes:

1. I am left handed
2. In my younger days I used to be a member of Project Jonah in New Zealand and attended whale strandings.
3. I am a breast cancer survivor of nearly 3 years  : )
4. I have been to the USA on vacation twice and hope to go back again in the future.
5. I hate hearing people cracking their knuckles on their hands
6. I'd love for Santa to bring me a puppy for Christmas
7. I would have loved to have been a professional singer.
8.I love standing out in the rain (if its not too cold lol)
9. I don't think I could survive without my internet friends
10. I still miss my mum every single day


Now my 10 Beautiful bloggers are:
1. Jeanette
2. Libby
3. Carol
4. Penny
5. Kerry
6. Tammy
7. Robyn
8. Angela
9. Michele
10. Leanne

hope you will take some time to visit all these lady's GREAT blogs!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

I DIDITCREATIONS CHALLENGE





This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by CARD MAD FAIRY
The challenge theme for this week is Simply Charming (use a charm on your card)


To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.

The digi image "Rosie" has been coloured using copic markers, cut out and placed on to purple, striped patterned and orange mats of paper and cardstock with the corners rounded with a punch.
The card front base of purple  has an ebossed floral pattern made using the cuttlebug
  Embellishments - of course  are 3 charms - 2 floral circles and a dragonfly which have been affixed to the card using small coloured brads.

Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on 
the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop, 
including this great digi image.

Monday, 25 October 2010

SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE #72

Welcome to this week's Squigglefly challenge - #72 
This weeks challenge is to use the colours of the season. 
For those of you living in the USA, think  autumn / halloween. 
And for those of us living "down under" think spring !!
Use ANY Squigglefly image !!
There are always FREEbies available at their store!

Here is my card for the challenge, using a digi from a new artist to Squigglefly -Abz Hakim.
The image is called FRIENDS FOREVER.
The digi image has been coloured using copic markers. The pink base card has a strip of  background paper affixed to it, which has had stars punched out of it. The rest of the base card has a floral background paper affixed to it. On top of that I have layered the digi, which has been matted on to a piece of pink cardstock and affixed to the card.
The saying which is from K&Co sticker pad has been matted onto a piece of dark green cardstock with two dark brown small brads and then affixed to the bottom right hand corner of the card using foam tape.
End result - a perfect card I think for a large number of occasions.

Don't forget to check out the other DT members creations for this weeks challenge !

Remember:
Please use a Squigglefly digital image.
You may combine challenges.
It must be a new creation!

After posting your creation to your blog or gallery, please leave us a direct link in Mr. Linky! on the Squigglefly blog     If Mr Linky is not available, post your direct link in the comments section!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE

This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by DIDGE'S DOODLES
The challenge theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES !!!

To enter the challenge please head on over to the Challenge blog for all the details.

The digi image "hatched dragon" has been coloured using copic markers, cut out and placed on to light and dark blue mats of paper and cardstock. The saying is a combination of different stamps again matted onto light and dark blue paper and cardstock.
The card front base of navy blue has an animal patterned piece of scrapbooking paper affixed to it.   Embellishments - are 3 blue buttons.
The digi image is available over at the shop.
Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on
the sidebar) and browse through all the other wonderful products for sale over at the Shop.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

PHOTOS OF OUR MOVE TO TENNANT CREEK, NT


SOME PHOTOS OF OUR DRIVE FROM BENDIGO, VICTORIA UP TO TENNANT CREEK, NT



THE TOWN OF ALICE SPRINGS, NT




OPAL MINING TOWN OF COOBER PEDY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA




TOWN OF GLENDAMBO, SOUTH AUSTRALIA



LAKE HART, SOUTH AUSTRALIA



WILDFLOWERS ON SIDE OF ROAD BETWEEN
 SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND NORTHERN TERRITORY





TENNANT CREEK, NT

Sunday, 17 October 2010

IT'S BEEN AWHILE

Yes it's been awhile since I blogged but I am BACK !!
Settling in here in Tennant Creek.
My husband and I had a GREAT trip driving up from Bendigo, Victoria to here in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. Will share some photos soon !
Our household goods and personal effects have arrived now too and most has been unpacked and new homes found for everything.
My craft room is still a work in progress - isnt that always the case, no matter how long you have been in your present home <smiles>
So looking forward to creating again and getting back involved in challenges and craft forums and my online craft groups I am involved in.
It's good to be back online !!

Friday, 17 September 2010

NORMAL TRANSMISSION WILL RESUME SHORTLY

Sorry I haven't been posting here lately.
BIG CHANGES ARE HAPPENING !!

I can safely say my life has never been "dull" and it doesnt look like being that way anytime soon.
After having moved from New Zealand to live here in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia,  for my husband's work, in November last year,  he has now been offered (and accepted) a job in the Northern Territory state of Australia which will mean another move for us at the end of this month to a small town (population approx 3000) called Tennant Creek. Its is located approx 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs and around 1,000 kilometres south of Darwin. And approx 2,700 kilometres from where we live at the moment.
We will be driving up there and intend to take 3 - 4 days to drive that far.
I hope to be back online the first week in October.


Monday, 30 August 2010

SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE #64

Welcome to this week's Squigglefly challenge - #64.

This weeks challenge theme is to create a manly/masculine birthday card. - interpret that anyway you wish, use ANY Squigglefly image and create anything you want !! There are always FREEbies available at their store!
Here is my card for the challenge, using one of the newest arrivals in the store called Whimsical Owl - Revi Devi Paat
The digi has been coloured using copic markers and then matted onto  green cardstock. This has then been layered onto patterned paper with a length of twill tied around it all.  What A Hoot and Happy Birthday stickers have been layered onto the green and  brown cardstock.   Base folded card stock is brown.
 Don't forget to check out the other DT members creations for this weeks challenge creations from them and also check out the store for this weeks new digis.
Remember:
Please use a Squigglefly digital image.
You may combine challenges.
It must be a new creation!

After posting your creation to your blog or gallery, please leave us a direct link in Mr. Linky! on the Squigglefly blog     If Mr Linky is not available, post your direct link in the comments section!
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

A HINT OF SPRING



Although it's still quite cold and rainy - last weekend we did manage to go for a walk round one of the botanical gardens here in town and it was lovely to see trees in blossom and daffodils in flower so yes spring is on its way !!!!




Friday, 27 August 2010

I DID IT CREATIONS - WEEKLY CHALLENGE





This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by STITCHY BEAR  and ends at 8pm Thursday 2 Sept , 2010 (USA eastern time)
Your challenge theme for this week is a SKETCH CHALLENGE

To enter the challenge you are encouraged to use an image from the current sponsor. It isn't  necessary but to be entered in the weekly drawing you must use an image from them.
Please leave a link to your challenge creation in the comments section on the Challenge blog - linking directly to your creation (not just your blog)

I decided to turn the sketch around and make a landscape oriented card. The digi used is called Hang in There; coloured in copic markers and then layered onto light brown, medium brown and finally dark brown cardstock. The three small circles were made with a regular one hole punch and then the hang in there stamp has been "joined" to one of the circles by drawing a line with a marker pen.The digi image is available over at the shop.
Make sure you go check out the other Design Team members creations (links on the sidebar) and browse through the wonderful images for sale over at the Shop.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

DISTRESSING GOOD TIME

edited 3 September 2010 - woohoo Morty from Kaszazzblogfind blog has left a lovely message on this post:
Hi Wendy - I have chosen this lovely project to feature on the Kaszazz Blog Find site this week.
You’ll find it here…  www.kaszazzblogfind.blogspot.com



Had a great afternoon yesterday, creating some cards using Kaszazz project sheets as inspiration.
Really had a fun time using my Kaszazz stamps and Tim Holtz distress inkpads.
And the blending tool has become my new best friend - love love love using it !!!!

Thanks for stopping by !