Monday, December 31, 2007

Tagged - 7 random facts....

Here are my seven random and/or weird facts about me:

1. I barely attended kindergarten growing up and started primary school at age 7 & did rather well actually !

2. I knewly did not make it to university due to a strange requirement here of needing to pass a 2nd language even if we will never use it in our university studies ! That year just for a handful of us the rule was changed & we made it ! hey ho !

3. My fave number is 7 which is very lucky for me .

4. So I really can't say that 2007 is not a good year for me ! lol - it's been very good in several areas indeed !

5. My current fave motto : Expect the Unexpected !

6. My current fave discovery : It's really possible to live without buying the latest & greatest for eg in papercrafting etc

7. At my current age ( no prizes for getting it right etc ) I realise yet again that God is my first priority & not my last resort !

I'll not be tagging anyone since this has been going around the past 12 mths but nevertheless thansk to Susan for the tag !

Sunday, December 30, 2007

cps #43

Supplies : Flair Design pp, stickers from Shanghai

Friday, December 28, 2007

DCM - Team dare year end - Buttons , Ribbon

Today we have decided to revisit your most favourite dares of 2007. The four top dares, decided by the number of comments you made on them are (in no particular order): 'buttons', 'ribbons', ...'and cut' and 'frames'. We would like you to use this week as many of those dares as you like to make your card in any theme and any style.

I went with ribbons , buttons & frames ... all Flair Design pp, stickers .

Di Hickman's Card Sketch #4

Now that Christmas is behind us , I trust everyone's looking forward to 2008 ! 

check out Di's latest sketch here 
Supply List : Scenic Route Christmas pps, Autumn Leaves Christmas Garden Ribbon & Brad, Anna Griffin Epoxy sticker

Monday, December 24, 2007


This Christmas season I'd like to share the following message by Chuck Pierce :
During this time of year, we must allow our expectations to arise. The expectation of the Lord is a function of our emotions. I am praying for your emotional well-being. A miracle is when a Higher or Greater force exhibits a supernatural power on the laws of nature to bring about an unexplainable change in the earth!
We believe Father-God came as Spirit and hovered over a virgin and impregnated her. We believe the Son was then born to this virgin and grew in stature and favor with man. We believe that He came unto His own, but His own did not receive Him.

We believe that He overcame the power of sin in this world and then sacrificed Himself so that we could be redeemed from the power of sin. We believe that He overcame death, hell and the grave and now sits at the right hand of the Father. We believe His Spirit dwells among us to give us the same power to overcome all temptation, sin and decay of the world.

We believe that the miracle-working power that was displayed by Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is working in the world today and is available to each of us and enables us to walk in overcoming victory.
Chuck D. Pierce
The Trumpet by Bill Burns -- December 24, 2007: Beloved, I have deposited My seed in you, and I will cause it to grow exceedingly. You will partake of My divine life as you exercise your faith. I will fulfill My covenant promise of healing in you as I overshadow you with My glory. Make a decree and proclaim that you are healed by My stripes, says the Lord. You will be renewed by My strength in you. I will renew the strength of My purpose for your life. As you worship Me, I will open a door to you of My great favor and blessings, which will come down like the rain to water a dry and thirsty ground. Leave the past behind along with those things that have hindered you -- fear, anger, grumbling, complaining and the like. Then, step out on a brand new day with a new level of faith. My glory shall manifest and bring forth life. Face the new year with great courage without worrying about what the world says regarding war or the financial markets or food shortages or plagues. Do not worry because I am with you to save you and deliver you from destruction. You belong to Me, says God.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

KI Memories Lace Paper

Finally got my hands on these highly desirable lace paper - Pop Culture Flower Child Socialite - and had to try them out ASAP !
Other supplies : K&Co dimensional heart sticker, Assorted brads, Cherry Arte Princess Chipboard shapes, Rhonna Farrer epoxy stickers & phrase rub on, Tinkering Ink Journaling spots , Bo Bunny

Friday, December 21, 2007

Di Hickman's Dec Card sketch #3

Check out the latest sketch here :

Supply List : Anna Griffin pps , Jolly Holly Brad & Ribbon , Sue Dreamer chipboard accent , Bazzill Scalloped CS

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

DCM - Candy Stripes

This week is my turn (Saffa) to set the dare!I love the stripey candy sticks that are around at this time of year so inspired by this I challenge you all to create a card featuring stripes of some kind, the occasion is up to you but you must use some form of stripes on your card. Maybe stamps, or paper, or ribbon...


Oops ! lighting is bad today .

& For the Caardvarks cardmap challenge :

supplies : Anna Griffin pps & sticker

Thursday, December 06, 2007

caardvarks : Cardmaps Day 4 & 5

Wow ! Having a fun time with these Cardmaps by Becky Fleck .

Di Hickman's Dec Card sketch #1

This week's card sketch is here

Supplies: Bazzill CS , Cellphone bling , DCWV quote sticker, SEI Ally's playground paper, chipboard & beaded flower

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

caardvarks : Cardmaps Day 3 / DCM - Buttons & Bows

Check out the week long Caardvarks Cardmaps/ sketch challenge !

USed the sketch for the DCM Buttons & Bows dare .
Supplies : Bo Bunny Double Dot CS , Hip Hip Hooray pp, MM Shimmer Star, SEI Buttons , Love Elsie , Riley ribbon

Monday, December 03, 2007

caardvarks : Cardmaps Day 2

Supplies : Bazzill Scalloped CS , Flair Design cardstock stickers & Pp

CPS 42

This week's card sketch can be found here :

Supplies : Luxe Design Bustier pp , Ornate Journaling Spot , Q&Co Felt Fusion

Make iT Personal Rub ons

Saturday, December 01, 2007

DCM - Tweet Tweet

This week its Rhi here to Dare you... and the theme is to do with our feathered friends!(Are you remembering to feed them now it's chilly out)Robins, love birds, cartoon birds, stamped birds, paper pieced birds, dingbat birds. Its up to you. I dare you to make a card with a bird or birds on, it doesn't have to be a real species, the more weird and wonderful the better!


supplies : DCWV Nana's Kids & Glittered stack ,
Make It Personal Rub On

Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Sketch World more Card sketches for Nov

Check out more card sketches here :

Di Hickman's Nov Card sketch #4

See what you can do with this week's sketch

Supply List : Bazzill CS , DCWV Nana's Kids CS , Stickers from Shanghai , May Arts ribbons

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

DCM - Santa's Extra Helper No 6 - Hang Up your stockings

This week's Little Extra theme is:
"Hang Up Your Stockings"Obviously we mean the stockings we put out in the hope that Father Christmas will pay us a visit and fill them with little treats (not your fishnets and suspenders!).

using sketchthiscard sketch 33

supplies : K&co card , Autumn Leaves ribbon , EK success Sticker & AMM rubber embellie

Monday, November 26, 2007

cps #39 & 40

CPS 40 :

CPS 41 :

My Sketch World Birthday Bash layout sketch 3

Check out the sketch here :

supplies : Bazzill CS, Carolee's Adornit School Days Boy pp , Happy Hammer Scrapping Brads, AC foam thickers

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Di Hickman's Nov Card sketch #3

check out the sketch here

I made 2 cards with the same supplies .
Supplies: Bazzill CS , DCWV Nana's Kids CS, Stickers from Shanghai

Friday, November 16, 2007

DCM - Golden Highlights / Sketch this card 31

So this week I'd(Keryn ) like you to make a card for any season or occasion but must include gold somewhere. It could be a brad, metallic card, heat embossing, ribbon, anything at all as long as it's gold.


Based on sketchthiscard 31 ,

Supplies : Bazzill CS, DCWV Nana's kids , Dimensional stickers from Shanghai !

( with many thanks to dear Bon !

cps #39

using CPS sketch 39
Supplies : Bazzill Scalloped CS, Stickers from Shanghai , Happy Hammer Baby Boy brads

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Sketch World Card sketches for Nov

RAK's will be given away for these sketches to celebrate MY Sketch World's Birthday Bash .
Two names will be drawn at the end of the month from all the card sketches and each winner will get a $10 GC from Scrapbook Doodle to use at the store. Yvonne has alot of goodies in her store.
The Cards have to be in by Dec 1st and winners will be announced on Dec 3rd.

Di Hickman's Nov Card sketch #2

check out the latest sketch & card samples

supply list : Bazzill CS , SEI Ally's Playgroup pp & ribbon , O Scrap felt flower , SEI Hippie Chick button, Deja View sticker sentiment

Sunday, November 11, 2007

DCM - Getting Corrugated

My dare ( Jo ) this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...

Di Hickman's Nov Card sketch #1

supply list : Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock, Bo Bunny Glee pps, Q&Co Primary Felt Frenzy flowers

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Di Hickman's OCt Card Sketch 5

Check out the latest sketch & card samples here .

Supply List : DCWV All Dressed up CS & epoxy sticker

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Playing catch up with some tags

I was tagged by Paula & Yu-er and so ...
Crafting Questions. From Andrea.
1.If you could have £100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Wow that's a lot of supplies here in Spore even if buying from the retail LSS' .... I would go with embellishments ! altho' I would prefer to buy papers & their matching embellies ...
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons, which would you choose?
Still being shy of stamping , I would definitely go with rub - ons .
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
I'm a cardmaking scrapper , so if I had to choose one I wouldnt hesitate to go with cardmaking ! Never bored with it ! and as Paula said sometimes photos are limited to work with .
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he)
This is easy - I would definitely go with my own scrapping room . Having a store is much easier said than done not to mention how competitive the market( manufacturers are the bigger winners i think ! rather than retailers ) is right now & having to keep up with whether one is stocking the latest & greatest ahead of your competitors etc etc ad nauseum
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style....Now this can be tough to nail down!
My current style is colorful , graphic incorporating the latest products where possible.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Di Hickman's OCt Card Sketch 4

supply list : Bo Bunny Orange Citrus Double Dot Textured double-sided CS, Hip Hip Hooray papers & cardstock stickers, Happy Hammer Birthday Brads

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Q&Co felt fusion / CPS 36

for CPS 36
Luxe Design Bustier pp , ATB large brads , Bo Bunny Birthday Bash rub on

finally got round to playing with some new findings :
Q&Co felt fusion self adhesive ribbon , DCWV epoxy sticker & chipboard , ATB large brads

Friday, October 19, 2007

DCM - Circle of Friends

Happy Birthday DCM !
It's been a great year cardmaking with the dares !
Supplies : DCWV ALl Dressed up ribbon, brads , CS , chipboard

cps #34 / DCM - Where the Wild things are

Based on Cps sketch 34 for the DCM"beastly" dare .
Supplies : Bazzill scalloped CS, Nana's kids CS & Chipboard , Bo Bunny Hip Hip Hooray cardstock stickers

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Di Hickman's OCt Card Sketch 3

Check out the latest card sketch & all the card samples .

supply list : Bo Bunny Orange Citrus Double Dot Textured double-sided CS, Hip Hip Hooray papers & cardstock stickers, Happy Hammer Birthday Brads, Eyelet Outlet Corner Brad

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More Anna Griffin Maime Christmas cards

Using Jolee's stickers , DCWV stickers & CS

My Sketch World Oct 15th layout sketch

Check out the latest sketch & layout samples here !
Supplies : Bazzill CS, Cherry Arte Princess pp & Chipboard , Doodlebug Paper Frills& Double take stickers, Prima Say It with Crystals , CI Epoxy Alpha Stickers

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Di Hickman's OCt Card Sketch 2 / DCM Santas Little Extra helper no.1

So here's your first "Santa's Little Extra Helper":
Christmas Words
We'd like you to use Christmassy words on your card, not just in the sentiment but for this challenge the word/s should form the main focus of your card - like in Rhi's "In a Word" dare of a couple of weeks ago So, you could use chipboard or wordy paper for instance - check the link to Rhi's dare and of course the relevant links list for even more ideas.

Using : Di's lastest card sketch , Inspired by Cheryl ,

Anna Griffin Maime Christmas pps, AC thickers - Prancer & Platform

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

More Paper Salon's WCMD Challenge

Snowflake shaped greeting :

Using Mod Autumn Leaves Winter Garden Snowflakes & brads,

Anna Griffin Epoxy sticker

using the Pagemap card sketch & Scenic Route pp, Prima Poinsetta

Paper Salon's WCMD Challenge - Holiday Tag

Using the Pagemaps Tag sketch and
Anna Griffin Maime Christmas Scrapbook Kit , Mod Ribbon

Paper Salon's WCMD Challenge

Using the Pagemaps Card sketch and

Bazzill Scalloped CS , Anna Griffin Maime Christmas Scrapbook Kit , Rhonna Farrer's Holly Jolly Ribbon

Monday, October 08, 2007

Tagged - 7 random facts....

I've been tagged by Dawn & Sadie B
list 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird
1. I've swum in rather high floods when I was 4 -5 yrs old growing up in Malaysia .
Beds & fridges could float ! & they weren't the only things that did ! lol
2. I never crafted as kid nor was I even known to be artistic !
3. I did learn how to do the catwalk at age 22 or so.
4. I only started cardmaking in my 30 somethings !
5. I've sent Josh Groban( my fave all time singer )
personalised papercrafting gifts in Japan & the US
( as in they were personally handed to him by various fans )
6. I still haven't stepped foot on any part of the USA yet . Sigh !
7. I dont think I could live anywhere without high speed internet connection !
thanks for the tag , ladies I didnt think I could come up with much ! lol
I'll be a spoilsport & skip tagging 7 others since this one's been going around already ...

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Di Hickman's OCt Card Sketch 1

You can see the sketch here

Supplies : Bazzill CS , Basic Grey Mellow 6x6 pad, ATB Large Brad , Imaginisce Bazzill Collection Velvet Floral

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Sketch World Oct 3rd layout sketch

The latest sketch is available here

Supply List : Cherry Arte Princess Pp & Chipboard accents, ATB Big Brads Flair , Prima Flowers Esprit & Black Tie affair, MM jumbo brad, Doodlebug Paper Frill

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Based on a sketchthiscard sketch
Papers : Prima Iron Orchid Designs Caliope , DCWV All Dressed Up ,
Prima fabric flowers , ATB Large Brad

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Di Hickman's Sep Card Sketch 4

supply list : DCWV All Dressed Up Matstack, Bazzill CS, Prima Flowers, Flavia quote

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

DCM - Vroom

Cars, Boats, Trains & Planesis the theme
this week. A good chance to stock up on kids cards and make a few of those poor, unloved "cards for men", maybe? How about "congratulations on Passing your Driving test" or "Got your Wings" for newly qualified pilots? - ok so we may be reaching a bit far with that one, but you never know! Basically, what we'd like you to do is put some transport on your cards this week, how you do it is up to you!


using DCWV Nana's Kids CS & a Sketchthiscard sketch

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Di Hickman's Sep Card Sketch 3

Check out the sketch here !

Inspired by Dawne
Supplies : DCWV All Dressed Up Matstack, ATB large brad, Prima Flowers

Thursday, September 20, 2007

6x12 layouts sisters

supplies : Doodlebug Design , SEI , DCWV , 7 Gypsies