Monday, 31 December 2012

A Creative Life

It's New Years eve day here - a day always of reflection for me
 - looking back, looking forward ....
And today was a perfect day to finish off a project I started 
- from a self paced class over at BigPictureClasses.com 
called Permission to Live a Creative Life by Courtney Welsh.
It's a fun and thought provoking class 
- and you end up with a lovely, personalised mini book.

Here's my cover and one of the more generic inside pages I completed.


Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year
Look forward to creating and blogging with you all in 2013

smiles Wendy

Robyns Fetish Challenge


Challenge #140 - USE A DOILY
is sponsored by

Supplies used :
ss_roots digital stamp (Stitchy Bear)
Copic markers
Embossing folders (Cuttlebug)
Lacy oval  and rectangle doily diecuts (Nesties)
Tumbled glass and Mustard seed Distress inkpads (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool (Tim Holtz)
White, blue, yellow and orange cardstock
Butterfly punch (Kaszazz)
Gems 
Roots and wings saying (computer generated)

I hope you have a happy and safe New Years
and that 2013 is everything you dream it will be and much more

smiles Wendy

Saturday, 29 December 2012

CD Calendar Page

Every year for the past 5 or so years,
on one of the online craft groups I am in,
we have a CD calendar page swap.
I always end up with a fantastic CD calendar 
to look at through the year.
This time around I have the months of 
October and November to create
And I have done Octobers pages today

Stamps used: Dark Room Door & Tim Holtz
Inkpads used : Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Will share the November ones when I decide what theme I will do for them

smiles Wendy

Watch This Space



Watch this space
My BLOGVERSARY is coming up in SEVEN days time !!
Hard to believe it will be FIVE years
since I started this blog !!!!

I hope everyone has had a lovely, restful time over Christmas
and that the New Year will be a safe and happy one for us all!

hugs Wendy

Monday, 24 December 2012

2013 Journal Cover Page

Whats a girl to do - in limbo between Christmas eve and Christmas day 
So...... got messy in my craft room this afternoon
 and created my Cover Page for my 2013 Journal

smiles Wendy

Journal Entry 24 December

Christmas Eve day and its raining !!!
And yes it is MEANT to be SUMMER here in NZ!!
Let's hope it doesn't continue and spoil the next few days
 for those who plan to spend Christmas outdoors.

May the magic and wonder that children find in Christmas 
touch us all today

soft smiles Wendy


Robyn's Fetish Challenge


Challenge #139 - CARD FOR A YOUNG CHILD
is sponsored by
Supplies used:
tropsanta surfing digital stamp (Bugaboo)
copic markers
Yellow, red and white cardstock
Patterned papers
Christmas saying

Wishing you all a very safe and Happy Christmas
Heres to an amazing Happy New Year for us all !!

hugs Wendy

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Journal Entry 23 Dec

Day 2 of my Journal every day resolution 
This page was inspired by the "End of the World" events yesterday
Got me thinking - life is precious and who knows when our "individual" worlds will be at an end
So it's time to start living life NOW !!


Smiles Wendy

Saturday, 22 December 2012

2013 Craft Resolutions


Heres the start of my list
Will definitely be adding to it as I think of other things ....
CRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR 2013
USE SEWING MACHINE FOR PAPERCRAFT PROJECTS
START MY QUILT
JOURNAL EVERY DAY
 - and I thought this morning - why wait to 2013 to start this -
 and here's the resulting journal page 

DECLUTTER MY CRAFT ROOM AND ONLY KEEP SUPPLIES I WILL USE !
DO SOME ONLINE CRAFT CLASSES/COURSES
ACTUALLY DO SOME OF THE THINGS I HAVE PINNED ON PINTEREST
and yours ? .......
smiles Wendy

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

JSL Challenge


The new challenge theme is 
Holiday Creations - ABC 
(Anything but a card)
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog
I chose to make a wall hanging 
Supplies used:
Snow3la digital stamp (JSL)
Copic markers 
Shabby shutters distress inkpad (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool (Tim Holtz)
Purple, green and white cardstock
Purple patterned ribbon
Two hole punch

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Monday, 17 December 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge


Challenge #138 - SNOWMEN
is sponsored by

Supplies used :
chesterdasnowman digital stamp (Robyns Fetish)
Copic markers
Green, red, yellow and white cardstock
Striped patterned paper
Heart and star buttons

Please come join the challenge over at
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog.
If you need some inspiration, you will find it there from the
Design Team members.

smiles Wendy

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Crafters Cafe - Winter themed tags


monthly challenge for December is
WINTER THEMED TAGS
Our sponsor this month is

Supplies used :
Christmas tree digital stamp (Jacksons Digital Expressions)
Copic markers
White cardstock
Green patterned paper (Kaszazz)
Various oval diecuts (Nestabilities)
Green ribbon (Kaszazz)

You have until the end of December to submit your challenge entry.
Come be inspired by the other DT members creations over at CCCB.

smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

TSB Challenge - Ornaments


This weeks challenge at 
is ORNAMENTS

Supplies used :
Copic markers
3d foam tape

Please come and join us for this challenge over at the TSB Challenge blog
If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there,
 taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

smiles Wendy

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

TT CHALLENGE #127


This week, at Tuesday Throwdown
our challenge is
WRAPPED AND READY
(use gift wrap instead of patterned paper)
and the sponsor is

Supplies used:
Barry stockings 4 digital stamp (The Stamp Fairy)
Copic markers
Squares (Nestabilities)
Christmas wrapping paper
White and red cardstock
Star brads

Please come and join us for this challenge at

If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there
taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

smiles Wendy

Monday, 10 December 2012

Robyns Fetish Challenge


Challenge #137 - CHRISTMAS CARDS
is sponsored by The Digi Garden

Supplies used:
TDG Snowman2 digital stamp (Digi Garden)
Copic markers
Star and green patterned paper
White, green and red cardstock
Happy Christmas saying (HOTP)

Please come join the challenge over at
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog.
If you need some inspiration, you will find it there from the
Design Team members.

smiles Wendy

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Reminder - JSL Challenge


REMINDER
The new challenge theme is 
Winter Wonderland
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog
Supplies used :
Winter fun digital stamp (JSL)
Red and green patterned papers
Copic markers
Red and white cardstock
Red and white gems

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

TSB CHALLENGE - HOLIDAY CARDS

This weeks challenge at 
is HOLIDAY CARDS

And seeing as I live in a region which celebrates
Christmas in summertime......

Supplies used:
Watercolour crayons
Blue, white and yellow card stock
Computer generated saying
Brown netting
Shell from the beach
Corner punch

Please come and join us for this challenge over at the TSB Challenge blog
If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there,
 taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

smiles Wendy


Monday, 3 December 2012

ROBYNS FETISH CHALLENGE


Challenge #136 TIC TAC TOE
is sponsored by DIS DIGI DOWNLOADS
You will not use any printed digital image for this challenge
Your card will be made using the TIC TAC TOE CHART
For my challenge card I used the line
RED AND GREEN
EMBOSSING OR EMBOSSING FOLDER
LACE
Supplies used :
Green cardstock
Christmas tree embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Red and green copic markers
Merry christmas saying (Kaszazz)
White lace

Come join the challenge over at
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog.
If you need some inspiration, you will find it there from the
Design Team members.

smiles Wendy

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Inspired by Pinterest

Well for the official 2nd day of summer, its decidedly overcast here today
which makes it a good day (and excuse) to catch up on some swaps
here in my craft room !!

This card has the theme 
"inspired by pinterest"
The swap hostess asked the swap participants
to choose one of the cards she has pinned on her
Pinterest page and use it as inspiration to 
make a card to mail to our partner

Supplies used :
Embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Water colour markers
Flower stamp (Kaszazz)
Purple and cream cardstock
Purple patterned ribbon (Studio G)

Hope this will inspire you to look through some of the
cards you may have pinned from Pinterest
and make some cards of your own

Until next time
May the lead up to Christmas be stress free
and full of the "reason for the Season"

soft smiles Wendy

JSL Challenge

The new challenge theme is 
Winter Wonderland
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog

Supplies used :
Emo snowflake (JSL)
Copic markers
Blue, white and pink cardstock
Sheet music
Oval diecut (Nesties)
Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Tumbled glass distress inkpad (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool (Tim Holtz)
White lace
Silver embossed Christmas tree (Kaszazz)
Merry Christmas saying (Kaisercraft)

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Thursday, 29 November 2012

CRAFTERS CAFE - THANK YOU

monthly challenge for November is
THANK YOU
Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique.

Supplies used :
Candyland winter cake digital stamp (TSB)
Copic markers 
Labels 11 (Nesties)
Purple, red and white cardstock
Red ribbon

You have until the end of November to submit your challenge entry.
Come be inspired by the other DT members creations over at CCCB.

smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

TSB CHALLENGE - MUSIC


Yep Christmas shopping time is here
And when you are shopping,
there is one constant - 
MUSIC !!
Its everywhere !!

This week's challenge at The Stamping Boutique
 is to show us how you are:

Inspired by Music!

It can be ANY type of music... whatever inspires YOU!!



Supplies used :
Copic markers
Black, white and blue cardstock
Sheet music
You rock saying (computer generated)

Please come and join us for this challenge over at the TSB Challenge blog
If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there,
 taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

smiles Wendy

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

TUESDAY THROWDOWN CHALLENGE

This week, with the weather getting cooler in the USA
our challenge is
PUT SOME EXTRA LAYERS ON
and the sponsor is

Supplies used :
b-deer (My Grafico)
White and blue cardstock
Trees embossing folder (Tim Holtz)
Peeled paint Distress stickles (Tim Holtz)
Crystal ice Ice Stickles (Ranger)
Peace saying (HOTP)

Please come and join us for this challenge at

If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there
taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

smiles Wendy


Monday, 26 November 2012

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE


Challenge #135 - BLACK & WHITE & ONE OTHER COLOUR
is sponsored by

Supplies used: 
Santasleigh sil digital stamp (Floppy Latte)
Faded jeans & Tumbled glass distress inkpads (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool (Tim Holtz)
Black , blue and white cardstock
Blue patterned paper
White ribbon
Blue gems

Please come join the challenge over at
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog.
If you need some inspiration, you will find it there from the
Design Team members.

smiles Wendy

Sunday, 25 November 2012

JSL CHALLENGE REMINDER

Just a friendly reminder we are continuing the 
GIVE THANKS theme this week
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog
Supplies used :
turt and peep digital stamp (JSL)
copic markers
corner punch
pink ribbon
paper flowers
with thanks stamp (Kaszazz)
Stazon black inkpad
White, pink and yellow cardstock

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

TSB CHALLENGE - THANKSGIVING

To those of you who celebrate THANKSGIVING 
I will you all a HAPPY one !!

and the theme for this week's challenge at
is THANKSGIVING

Supplies used :
Copic markers
Corner punch
Spiced marmalade distress inkpad (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool (Tim Holtz)
White, orange and brown cardstock
Orange patterned paper

Please come and join us for this challenge over at the TSB Challenge blog
If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there,
 taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

hugs Wendy

Monday, 19 November 2012

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE

Challenge #134 - MAKE IT VINTAGE
is sponsored by

Supplies used:
Poppy girl digital stamp (A Day for Daisies)
Copic markers
Lacy ovals (Nestabilities)
Mauve netting
White, black, purple and green cardstock

So take a break from your Christmas cards 
and come join the challenge over at
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog.
If you need some inspiration, you will find it there from the
Design Team members.

smiles Wendy

Sunday, 18 November 2012

JSL CHALLENGE


The new challenge theme is 
Give Thanks 
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog

Supplies used:
Little girl big hat (Just Some Lines)
Copic markers
Pink and white cardstock
Computer generated saying

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Saturday, 17 November 2012

I'm kind of back !!

Moving is never that much fun 
and combine that with your computer
 failing to boot back up after the move
- makes for an even greater time - NOT !!

But I am slowly getting everything reloaded on to my new 'puter
and slowly getting boxes unpacked and 
the house looking more like a "home"
and my craft room here, 
to being a space where I love to come and play !!

smiles Wendy

Friday, 9 November 2012

Normal Transmission .....

Normal transmission will resume shortly.
I am in the process of moving house 
- should have internet back up by early next week
 I will be back blogging as soon as I can !!!
 
hugs Wendy

Monday, 5 November 2012

ROBYNS FETISH CHALLENGE - delayed


Hello to all our followers
Thanks for stopping by today, if you have come for the Sunday Challenge.
Afraid we have a slight delay this week.
Also the announcing of last weeks winners.
As most of you are aware off, the severe weather in USA has caused some problems.
We are hoping the challenge will be up and running soonest, please check each day for news.
Thanks for understanding and hopefully normal service will return very soon.
Best regards from all the Robyn, Susan and 
the Ladies of the Design Team at Robyn Fetish Challenge.

hugs and prayers to all those affected by the weather in the USA.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

JSL CHALLENGE

The new challenge theme is 
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog

This is a GREAT challenge theme and perfect for using up things 
in your craft room and around the house
instead of buying more !!
I started with a square cut from an old corrugated cardboard box
and ended up with this cute 
(if I do say so myself!)
wallhanging.

 Supplies used :
Fairy Kyra watching digital stamp (Just Some Lines)
Copic markers
Spiced marmalade distress inkpad (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool and distressing tool (Tim Holtz)
Orange netting and orange twill 
Stripped patterned paper
Piece of old corrugated box

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

TSB - THINKING OF YOU - PINK

Continuing the theme of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Stamping Boutique's theme this week is
THINKING OF YOU -  PINK

Supplies used:
copic markers
oval nesties
Pink and white cardstock
Pink patterned paper
Thinking of you rub on
Round corner punch
Pink glitter ribbon

Please come and join us for this challenge over at the TSB Challenge blog
If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there,
 taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

hugs Wendy

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

TUESDAY THROWDOWN CHALLENGE

We are sponsored this week by CREATIONS BY AR
Creations by AR is all about 3D templates and cutting files for paper crafters!  
Create shaped cards, card holders, party favors and many other fun projects 
with instant download access! 
Whether you own a cutting machine or plain scissors, 
you'll have a project (to keep for yourself or to give as a gift) in no time!

This week our challenge is "Team Spirit"
Show us your sports images, team colours etc

I had so much fun making this "couch potato" / sports fan couch;
which also doubles as a hidden gift box too.
The templates were easy to cut out with scissors
and the detailed instructions made putting it together a breeze !



Supplies used:
Comfy sofa template (Creations by AR)
Patterned paper (Craft Concepts)
Purple cardstock (Bazzil)
Alpha stamps
Black inkpad (Stazon)
Dusty concord distress stain (Tim Holtz)
Scorpal tool
Purple ribbon

Please come and join us for this challenge at

If you need some inspiration you will be sure to find some there
taking a peek at the other Design Team members creations.

smiles Wendy

Sunday, 28 October 2012

JSL CHALLENGE REMINDER


Just a friendly reminder this week we are continuing the
HALLOWEEN theme
More info is on the Just Some Lines challenge blog

Supplies used:
Halloween Emo Ghost ( Just Some Lines)
Tree embossing folder (Sizzix)
Copic markers
Brown and white cardstock
Walnut stain and peeled paint distress inkpads (Tim Holtz)
Blending tool (Tim Holtz)
Dots background stamp (Tim Holtz)
Computer generated saying

Please visit the JSL challenge blog and see 
what the other Design Team members have created.
I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge too.

smiles Wendy

Thursday, 25 October 2012

CCCB - HALLOWEEN


monthly challenge for October is
HALLOWEEN WITH DISTRESSING
Our sponsor this month is Limited Runs Digital Stamps.

Supplies used:
Sally Stitches and Trick or Treat digis (Limited Run)
Copic markers
Blending tool and distressing tool (Tim Holtz)
Dried marigold distress inkpad (Tim Holtz)
Orange netting
Purple, white and orange cardstock

You have until 31 October to submit your challenge entry.
Come be inspired by the other DT members creations over at CCCB.

smiles Wendy