Saturday, January 31, 2009

Di Hickman's card sketch Jan #4

supply list : Core'dinations cardstock, Fancy Pants Splendid pps, Making Memories Shimmer Stickers, Stickles ,Heidi Swapp ribbon , Glossy Accents.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

O Happy Day !

A very dear scrappin' pal , Dawn,
 has decided to create her very own card sketch challenge blog 

I first knew Dawn on my first DT team & she was the DT co-ordinator of that team then,  
& certainly one of the VERY  best team players to have alongside with . 
She is such a gem ! 

So I couldn't be more honoured & privileged to be on her first card sketch DT team, 
alongside 9 other fabulously talented ladies .'

Next Tues - Feb 3rd - is the very first card sketch reveal 
Do come by & join in the fun there ! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Sketch World Jan 24th card sketch

More of the darling Fancy Pants Valentine tag on  cards .

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I'm bored ! Meoww too !

I have a coupla ideas for scrapping that sentiment - 
"I'm bored ! Meoww too ! "

This is just one of them . lol . 
will see if I get to the rest of them. 

My kids were not impressed with the animals at all going thru the Bangkok Safari Park , such urbanites we are !

Using Inspired Blueprints Jan sketch, Maya road scroll chipboard , AC Tiara glittered accents , Glitz Design glittered alphas

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Di Hickman's Card sketch Jan #3

Supply list : Fancy Pants Splendid pp & die cut , Prima Peaches Journaling Spot , Heidi Swapp Ghost wing , Making Memories Shimmer stickers & ribbon , Creative Cafe velvet brad, Queen & Co Heart brad , Sakura Aqua Glaze Pen, Inkessential White Gel Pen , Tattered Rose Crackled Paint

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sweet Wild Thing

The theme of this month's layout is Wild Things.  This can be about animals, pets, your significant other or your kids- anything that brings the wild to your life or something you are wild about!

Using up Rusty Pickle's Candyland pps here . 

I just realised I have a lot of animal pics from a trip to Safari World in Bangkok from 2006. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beary Cute

There is no let up of cute critters/woodlands theme 
 showing up on patterned paper
 this year it seems . 

DCWV has the most glittery version I've seen 
& it's hard to resist getting their latest releases at this time of the year . 

Using another fun sketch from 52sketches52weeks  .

a new dawn ! Yes , we can !


And the baton is passed .

Barack Obama took power as the first black US President. 


Card-a-licious challenge 10

The challenge this week  - 
to use a circle ,a flower and something sparkly!

I also used CPS #83 for their Reader's choice challenge this week. 
& using up some older DCWV All Dressed Up pps & chipboard. 

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mix It Up #2 - DCWV Animal Crackers
Mixer #2 is an art inspiration challenge & I also used the sketch for this layout 


Using some new DCWV Animal Crackers glittered cardstock  & Chatterbox Artsylicious Chocolate chipboard alphas . 

Did you know : Koalas live almost entirely off eucalypt leaves & they spend 3 out of their 5 active hours eating ! 
( They have a very low metabolic rate & are sleeping most of the day ! ) 

Pics taken by my friend during their vaca in Gold Coast , Australia last Nov. 

Sunday, January 18, 2009

WRMK Heart Attack

Another adorable Valentine line from WRMK that has some cute critter appeal .

Gotta love the change of intensity of reds & blues in this range .

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Di Hickman's Card sketch Jan #2

supply list : Fancy Pants Splendid pps, Making Memories Clip & velvet ribbon, AC Felt Heart, Bazzill Inks , pop dots , Glossy Accents

My fave card made todate with the Fancy Pants Splendid line .

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Out of this world !

The main benefit about hoarding is knowing that 
somehow , someday ,
 the papers you have no idea why you're buying for today
will come in perfect for future pics/projects. ;-) 

Based on a Prima BAP by Janine Langer, 
Supplies : Prima Spaceboy pps, KI Memories Lace cardstock, some stickles 

Friday, January 09, 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 42

This week we would like to see you use something you got for Christmas on your cards (if you didn't get anything suitable for Christmas then you can use something that you bought yourself over the holidays)!

I was sold on the Fancy Pants Splendid as soon as I saw their cute critters on the journaling cards & had to get some over the hols period ! ;-) 

other supplies : Cloud 9 embossed St Valentine's cardstock & chipboard , Core'dintations cardstock, Bazzill cardstock 

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mix It Up - mixer #1 !

New Year ! New Challenges to discover !

What fun !

to have different kinds of challenges every week .

Their first mixer is a word challenge - BEGINNING.

Bridal pic of a fave aunt & uncle in the family.

Supplies : BG Bittersweet pps & chipboard , CI Red Birds Die Cut paper , Robin's Nest Glittered cardstock , Heidi Swapp glittered florals, Pencillines Sketch 116

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches DT Call

One of my oldest& an awesome online scrappin' pal , Dawn , 
is starting an Inspirational Card Sketch Blog 

& she's looking for  6 designers who love creating cards.
The  term will be 4 months. Term is from Feb-May 2009. 

Hop on over & check it out 

Here's my card that I designed with the sketch for the call.
Using BG Bittersweet , BG Blush , Cuttlebug Embossing & sanded to reveal the pink core  & some red distressed stickles

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Open theme

this week just make a card for any occasion!

Fancy Pants Splendid journaling tag ( cat images ) , Cloud 9 St Valentine pps , Bazzill CS , K&Co xoxo sticker

Papertake Weekly - Seeing Spots !

 Seeing spots is simply to use spots/dots or circles on your project!

Supplies :  FP Splendid journaling card, Cloud 9 St Valentine pps , chipboard & cardstock sticker, Bazzill Swiss Dot CS

Friday, January 02, 2009

TTS #38 -- **BG Bittersweet**

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Trying out  more new releases for Valentine's Day this year -
BG Bittersweet 8x8 pad & border sticker , Cloud 8 St Valentine's Stickers
Finally using up more of the Prima Hydrangeas. & Triple the Sketch #38 .

Haven't seen too many impressive sneak peeks for CHA Winter so far
but I've gloated thru'the entire catalogue for the new Prima CHA Winter releases
on New Year's Day !;-)

& if there's only one brand to buy so far - it's Prima!!! -
the price points are soo good
(US$1.50-US@2.50 per pack including mini stamp packs with an ink pad thrown in ! ) ,
no more huge packs ( of bottles or cans or .. ) -
& way more to die for flowers !
woohoo !
you can see some fab pics over at A Million Memories .

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy 2009 !

Dear Blogging Friends,

May the coming year bring you 
new beginnings 

May your life be Blessed 
as you see God Bring forth new things 
in the New Year !


Sharing here my top 10 fave layouts for 2008 - 
definitely had a bumper crop of layouts & it was  hard to stop at just 10 faves .