Thursday, January 31, 2008

V day card sample for my Card Challenge

I made this card today combined with Bety's Valentine's Day card recipe challenge !
Make a card containing some of my favorite things:at least 1 Heart,ribbon,chipboard, at least one flower,glitter,buttons.

Supplies : Luxe Design pp & Monogram , MM Shimmer Heart chipboard, KI MEmories Soft rubber button charm, May Arts ribbon ,AC felt flower
Do check out our first entries by Elizabeth and Rosie - blog visit them to see their lovely creations & leave them your comments too !

My first ever card challenge will end Weds , Feb 6th ,

which will also be our Chinese New Year Eve here .

So plenty of time to join in .

Most Chinese families usually gather together to have a reunion dinner on that day !

The next few days where the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rat begins will be a long party for many families where pigging out on homemade delicacies , great home cooked New Year meals with special dishes cooked once a year , drinking , gambling , playing cards will be the norm !

Can't wait to see everyone's cards !
Remember to leave a comment here so that we can come and have a look
& also to that I can put your card up in a gallery on my blog

Surprising Weds - A Card Challenge by Me !

Inspired by my Australian blogging pal Susan who created a card for the PapertakeWeekly Heart's Desire Challenge & mistakenly thought it was a challenge set by me ,

I decided to create my very own & FIRST card challenge !

First of all in appreciation of all the card / layout challenges out there in blogging land , I must say Thank You so much everyone for keeping on creating new dares / ideas to tickle our papercrafting fancy !

I had a tonne of fun checking out new challenges this past week & finding new blogs to be inspired by !

As such my first ever card challenge is to create

either a Thank You card including the following embellishments -

flowers & brads but not of the usual kind that you would reach out for-

try something different & feel free to use other kinds of embellies too !


Create any kind of card with shades of Black, Pink & White .

No limitation on card size or shape !

There you have it ! I trust you will enjoy having a go at it !

For my card sample above , I used fabric Prima flowers with a velvet like quality & large word brads by ATB ( yes not the usual kind for me ! ) , Papers by Prima Marketing & DCWV's All Dressed Up 4x6" paper pad.

Don't forget to leave me a comment here with a link to your blog so we can all come by & check out your creations!!

This challenge will run for one week & do check back next Weds for a Surprise yet again ! LOL

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Layout Design Team News !!!

Coolies , I get to be on Tamara's Layout design team !

Tamara is a SAHM, with Five Kids and

is an American Living in Germany!

How cool is that !

Paper Take Weekly - Heart's Desire

This week's challenge is 'Heart's Desire!'. Please could we see some hearts (or a heart lol!) on your cards this week? Already done your Valentine's cards? How about doing a Wedding / Anniversary / engagement or birthday card! We don't mind which - as long as there's a heart or two...or three.....!!!
USing more of my Bo Bunny Valentine pp Scraps , cell phone bling stickers , Heidi Swapp Glossy Hearts , Eyelet Outlet Brad

Monday, January 28, 2008

New finding - Copycatcards- Tall/Skinny Short/ Wide

WEEK 4 CHALLENGE IS...Tall/Skinny OR Short/Wide - That's right step out of your comfort zone and make a DL sized card. I have to confess to hardly ever making this size as it seems a little hard to get the proportions right but hey, I have made two and would love you to COPY ME!!

Yes another card challenge blog , based in Australia I believe !

Using my scraps of Bo Bunny candy hearts pp , Bazzill CS , Eyelet Outlet Heart Brads , Heidi Swapp glossy chipboards

I used an 8x8" piece of CS .

Friday, January 25, 2008

New finding - Sketches by Tamara

Thanks to Dawn & Paula
I found Tamara's Blog
Loving trying out new challenges so far & why not ?
It means new blogs to check out , new crafters to be inspired by !

For Card Sketch 28

Supplies : pp by Rhonna Farrer , Word Tag by Jo Ann & metal tag by DCWV , Drogn Fly brads by Accent Depot

Bonus Card sketch posted at Scrap FreaK

Supplies : Birthday pp & Ribbon by American Crafts , Bazzill Bling CS

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Di Hickman's Jan Card sketch #4

Had lots of fun using new & old stash for this one !

Supplies: SEI's Penelope Potpourri pp & puff sticker , May Arts ribbon , K&Co Dimensional Heart sticker, Heidi Grace stick pin,

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Finding - Ismaki - Sketch challenge 3

Had a go at the 3rd challenge which is a sketch - using Bo Bunny's Valentine
collection pps, Prima Hydrangeas , Making Memories Valentine's
range ribbons

and while I was at it I made another 4x4" card just for fun !

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Finding - Papertake Weekly Challenge - Violets are Blue

This weeks challenge - Yep you guessed it! It's..... Violets are Blue!
We'd like to see Blues or Purples this week please!
supplies : MM Vintage Chic pps & flowers, AC thickers

Sunday, January 20, 2008

SEI's Kitty Place -new stash ! CPS 48

above Based on CPS 48

Always fun to try something new !

SEI Kitty's Place pps & embellies used with new & old stash !

Love the strong colours & graphic design in this series

& decided to try to come up with some cards a feline lover could use !

Let me know what you think !

Any other expressions to use ?

With the SEI rub ons I am limited to purr, meow , pampered ...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

DCM - Hide & Seek

I'd(Kathy ) like you to make a card which has a hidden component of some sort.The hidden part could be a tag, a concealed photo, message or something along those lines, maybe a pull-out or pop-up.Anything goes as long as there's something extra for the recipient to find on your card that's not immediately visible when they open the envelope.The Design Team have made some fab cards to help get you thinking - but you'll have to visit their personal blogs to see the hidden extra!


Had lots of fun with this card using SEI Ally Playground papers , using up scraps of paper & ribbon , AC thickers Chipboard , Prima Flower , Happy Hammer flower brad .

I think I will challenge myself as well to look for new paparcrafting challenges online.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Di Hickman's Jan card Sketch #3

Congrats to Di on becoming the Design Team Co-ordinator for the new Prima Hybrid launch !

Check out the sketch here !

Supplies: 3 bugs in a rug Groovy pp & die cut tag , Foo fa la buttons , May Arts ribbons, Heidi Grace pin,

Monday, January 14, 2008

DCM - Me & My Shadow / Sketch This Card : 36,37

I(Jane ) want you to create not just one but TWO cards ! But wait........there's more ! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording....I'll let you have different wording ! (How nice of me eh?) I'm well aware this is a really hard challenge, and that I have thrown everyone into 2008 off the deep end....but go on- give it a go - I DARE YOU !


Supplies : Bazzill Bling CS, DCWV All Dressed Up , K&Co Dimensional Heart sticker, AC thickers chipboard Alpha , Dream Design Silk flower, Heidi Swapp Oversized Brad , Heidi Grace Stick Pin

Based on Sketchthiscard : 37 & 36

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Di Hickman's Jan Card sketch #2

check out the latest sketch here

supply list : Tinkering Ink Patterned Paper; Q&CO heart brads;

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

DCM - New !

The first dare of 2008 is set by me (Lynne).For this weeks dare, I would like our cards to celebrate'New'So not only New Year, but maybe New Home, New Baby, New Job or maybe a card for someone who is starting a new chapter in their life.

Enjoying my use the old with the newer stash period !

CS : Memories Complete , Flair Design stickers & pp, Happy Hammer baby brads

Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Sketch World layout sketch for Jan 2008

Check out the sketch at :

supply list : Bazzill stitchable CS, Love , Elsie Zoe Creative Kit ,

Di Hickman's Jan Card sketch #1

DO check out the latest sketch here :

supply list : Scenic route cardstock sticker, Tinkering ink pp