Sunday, 15 January 2012


Thanks for all the lovely comments about my four year blogversary.
I wish I had enough money for postage to mail each and every one of you some craft goodies but alas I don't so I have used to pick 4 lucky winners.
If you are one of the winners, you will need to contact me within 7 days via email
(  )
and let me know your mailing details.

Drum roll please ...........
The winners are
 #8 Alicia
#40 Lynn
#33 Clara

Congrats to the winners and stay tuned to my posts as I am having a major declutter of my craft room, so will have more giveways soon !! Look forward to hearing from the winners within 7 days so I can get goodies in the mail to you

Happy crafting everyone,
Smiles Wendy

Saturday, 14 January 2012


The theme for the current  challenge is based on the following 2 pictures

Optional Color Schemes: turquoise, red, yellow, or blues

I decided to go with using both pictures 
on an art journal page

the base for the page is from an old book
I then smeared ink over it with an old credit card
added the graphics 
typed out the wording on the computer
and drew around the lady and the wording with a black pen

Hope you will take a peek at the other DT members creations
and take up the challenge and come join us at
So Artful Challenge blog this time around

smiles Wendy


Friday, 13 January 2012


The challenge over at Robyns Fetish Challenge blog this week is a SKETCH CHALLENGE
designed by one of their DT members Cindy

Here's the card I came up with using the sketch as inspiration

Oh yes, Valentines Day will be here before we know it !!
It's hard to believe we are half way through January already
 - seems like Christmas was here only yesterday.

I am also entering this PINK card in the following challenge:

smiles Wendy

Thursday, 12 January 2012


thanks for all your lovely comments
Don't forget I will be randomly picking FOUR winners on 15th January !!

Today is my FOUR YEAR blogversary !
Hard to believe it's been 4 years since I started this blog - so much has happened over those 4 years.
But as always I am so blessed to have been able to share my art and my life through my blog with you all.

The coming year I hope for us all, will be a year filled with love, happiness, laughter, good health and lots of creative time.

As a thank you to anyone who visits my blog - if you leave a comment on this post - up until 14th January, I will select FOUR names at random and will mail you some craft goodies. You will need to come back on 15th January to see who the lucky winners are and if you are one of them, 
email me within 7 days to redeem your prize !!

smiles Wendy


 for their first challenge for 2012 is having a "Clean and Simple" challenge, which spotlights a sentiment. Also this blog is a NON stamping blog which means you can not use a stamped image as the main focus on your card.

I incorporated into my card for the matted background a piece made using the bargello technique (details of which can be found on the Splitcoast Stampers site under Resources )

Purple and green cardstock
butterfly 3d sticker
Wording from quotes book (HOTP)
Patterned scrapbook papers
Nestabilities die

Come take the challenge over at Friendship's Garden blog too !!

smiles Wendy

Sunday, 8 January 2012


One of my resolutions for 2012 is to work in my art journals more and also share more of my pages on my blog.
So here's the first of them.
The theme of the pages is 2012 resolutions.
I also did something I don't usually do and that is to take a couple of "work in progress" photos.
So here's a photo of the pages before I added the journalling and graphics etc.

and here's a tip for you - if you are using inks, paints, sprays, stencils etc - keep a spare page nearby and wipe excess inks and paints onto that (see below) and get a head start on your next background !!

and here's the finished pages

until next time, I hope you get some time to play and create some art for yourself
smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


The theme for the current  challenge is New Year / dragon
As always there are great images you can use for inspiration in anyway you choose!  

If that doesn't work for you, just use the overall theme instead!

I decided to use one of the images on the challenge blog and incorporated it with a cute dragon digi stamp from Dustin Pike.

You still have 10 days to join in with this challenge
Hope to see your creation over on the So Artful Challenge blog soon

smiles Wendy


Most times in my craft room, I head in there with a purpose in mind
to journal, scrapbook, make cards for a specific occasion or swap
However yesterday I just decided to experiment and "play" for the sake of it
and the following tags are what evolved over a period of playtime
Which just goes to show, I think,
 that unplanned playtime can bring with it
some good results !

until next time,
hope you will enjoy some unplanned time in your craftroom too !
smiles Wendy

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Was sad to read on the IDIC challenge blog that the current "Fabulous Friday Fun" post will be Cindy's last post  doing that, Her FFF post's have been great and informative and FUN !!

Over on her personal blog - Cre8iveCindy - Cindy is having a wonderful challenge (with prizes !!) 
and has asked that bloggers pick one of her wonderful techniques she has highlighted on her FFF posts (was hard to chose one!) and create something using it.

So using her INKING DRY EMBOSSING FOLDERS technique 
here's the card I made :

supplies used :
Tim Holtz distress inkpads - Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans
Memento Tuxedo black inkpad
Tim Holtz cogs embossing folder
Tim Holtz Lifes Possibilities stamp set
Blending tool
Blue, white & grey cardstock

Until next time, smiles Wendy

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
May 2012 bring love, laughter and good health to you all.

smiles Wendy