Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Look at this awesome prize 
sponsored by  Dancing
Garden Etsy Shop 
this week !!!
Prize includes:
20 card bases with various designs of cutwork
over 25 die-cut elements
Several different sized flowers

Woohoo ! !!!

Come play along

I used G45 Fashionista pps & Bazzill Swiss Dot CS for this card. 
Some Robin's Nest Dew Drops too . 

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Paris Memories - GCD Studios -

Pics of some of our oldest pals .
13 yr old Eliza's first time in Paris in June last year !
It was their  girls' trip to maximise shopping , eating & sightseeing ! ;-)

Supplies : GCD Studios Paris Nights & Cosette pps ,
Assorted Prima flowers & lace trim , Kaiser Pearls , CI slide frame 

Friday, March 27, 2009

G45 blog - cards featured

Graphics 45 is having a week long feature on cards this week 
& they picked up 2 cards of mine to be featured alongside others ! 

I really am digging the Fashionista & Communique lines for cards. 
Can't make them fast enough ! 

Do check out all the cards featured for a tonne of inspo ! 

Melissa Frances Fresh Twist

My DD & one of our oldest church friends , 
a pic taken last year . 

Love this  girly line and its fresh colors . 

Tried making my first ribbon flower too.

MF Fresh Twist pps , ticket,rub on ; May arts ribbon , Prima Say It in Pearls, Fiesta flower , Cadoobles, butterfly,
 AC Felt bird, sketch by Liz Qualman 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Di Hickman's Mar Card Sketch #4

Supplies: Bazzill Swiss Dot CS , Bo Bunny It's My Party patterned paper and cardstock sticker, Spotlight Spiral Clips , Q&Co Birthday Brads

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Scrapping Outback Chipboard High School

Scrapping Outback is having another Chipboard School 
& Week 1 is off  to a great start with 
an opportunity for students to try using 
inking & embossing techniques on chipboard. 

Here's my layout inspired by our teacher, Sandra Gerdes .

Supplies : Prima Mulberry Stitched paper , Maya Road alpha chipboard , Fancy Pants swirl , 
GCD Studio Collette collection cut outs, stickles

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ICSketches #9

Another fabulous sketch this week , full of creative possibilities . 

Just take a look at the DT Samples to be inspired ! 

Savvy n Sassy is the new sponsor this kit & 
they are giving away a $10 GC to their store, 
which is full of  yummy Ribbon KITS and so much more ! 

Supplies : Bo Bunny It's My party pps & sticker, Bazzill Just the edge 2  and cardstock , Glitz Design Chipboard, stickles , 

Friday, March 20, 2009

WRMK Madame Royale

Almost every brand has die cut shapes to offer these days
& with WRMK there's always a different color palette to consider .
Love these colors together .
Love their Tiffany line too !

Inspired by a sketch by Julie Bonner
to try some cutouts from the glittered floral paper
& I sprayed some Jazz Blue Glimmer Mist
on a scrap of doily paper for a pop of color .

Hidden journaling reads :
Sweet sisters together,
heart to heart .

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Di Hickman's Mar Card Sketch #3

Great sketch this week to explore layers . 

Supplies: Graphic 45 Fashionista patterned papers and die cut
,Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock, Robin's Nest Primary Dew Drops , 
May Arts ribbon

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Time flies when you're having fun !
& we're now up to Sketch #8 over at
Inspirational Card Sketches !

A lovely tag sketch to check out this week
& a set of Jazzy Stamp Dreams is up for grabs for one lucky participant !

I took an easy route using a Bo Bunny Alissa cardstock sticker as my starting point & simply embellished with 2 lovely butterflies & some polka dotted ribbon .

Do check out what the awesome design team did to jump start some tag making ideas !

Monday, March 16, 2009

MY Little Sketch Blook Sunday Sketch

I've long admired Liz Qualman's sketches
so now that she is starting her weekly sketch challenges
I'm sure I'll be creating more with some of her great sketch inspo !

Supplies : GCD Studio Paris Nites pps & die cuts ,
Prima Say It in Studs ,
K&CO Que Sera dimensional butterfly stickers,
Prima Juliette collection floral & leaves,
Paper Trunk Carson Chocolate Alpha Stickers .

Sunday, March 15, 2009

52sketches52weeks #11

Scrapping a little secret about myself that I have almost forgotten about  : 

4 years before this bridal photoshoot I did have a battle of the bulge over a period of 6-9 mths . 
Everyday after lunch I would wolf down a tube of Oreo cookies or have some ice cream. 
I snacked a lot . 
I kept having to buy new pant sizes every month - until one day I even had to use X-L ( where I was usually a Medium size ) ! 
I went from 48 kg to a whopping ( for me ! ) 60 kg at the height of my bulge battle. 
Fortunately as quickly as I gained that weight I also lost it fast . 
( of course with better control of my diet ) 

In this photoshoot( 16 yrs ago ! ) I was about 49kg. 

Supplies : BG Wisteria - Garden Patio & Gazebo , Prima Life Colors Die Cut , Say It In Crystals Swirl, Various Prima lace, CI Narratives Journaling Spots by Karen Russell, Ice Stickles , Forever In Time Glitter Alphas , 
& I whipped out my now trusty paper plate to trace out the circular shape 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Have a great day !

Here's hoping everyone's having a great weekend  all around the world ! 

A card I made a while back but haven't shared .
More DCWV Butterflies & Blossoms goodness, Scenic Route cardstock sticker

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Di Hickman's card sketch #1 & #2

Supplies: Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock and Just the Edge , Queen and Co Birthday Brads, Bo Bunny It's My Party patterned papers and cardstock sticker . 

Supplies: Bo Bunny It's My Party patterned papers and cardstock sticker , Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock and Just the Edge 

Gotta love these new Bo Bunny It's My Birthday pps & stickers for birthday cards this season !
 Lots of mileage I got out of them ., 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


With the new week we have a new sponsor The Cutting Cafe.
Regina is offering the winner with 3 sets of their choice from the CAFE site.

We want to see
what you can do with the new sketch this week .

Card supplies : DCWV 8x8 cardstock with an edge , Bo Bunny It's My Party pp & cs sticker, Bazzill with an Edge .

Monday, March 09, 2009

Webster's Pages Magical Wishes

The one brand that I wanted if I got nothing else from CHA Winter '09 
is Webster's Pages  
- I liked the color palette & images on the pps of the 2 lines released -
 Magical Wishes & Sweet Life and I wasn't disappointed when I could finally see them in person ! lol unlike some other lines which looked good online but not IRL . 

I think I was taken much more by the fact that they had coordinating die cuts & polka dotted cursive alphas with this release  -
 alas they havent arrived on our shores together with the papers yet '.

so I made do with some K&CO Que Sera die cuts & dimensional stickers & the AC Charcoal Lullaby thickers . I also masked in a circle using a paper plate as a template . Works great ! I'll be doing that again ! ;-) 

You are meant to be whatever you dream of becoming . - Edmund O'Neill . 
Scrapping more of my outdoor bridal photoshoot frm 16 years ago ! 

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Catching up with awards

from Olena 

From Dawn

which I received from Susan 

Thank you so much crafting friends for the awards ! 

Instead of choosing 6-10
blogging friends,
I'd like  give it to all my blog readers.
Do Feel free to put it on your blog and give it away too ! 

Friday, March 06, 2009

Featured Friday over at Twinkle Tina's

Thanks a million Tina for 
giving me the honor 
of being on your Featured Friday  !!!

You are the Tweet-est, grrl  ! 

xoxo ! 

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Chatterbox Fabulous

There's something about the color palette in this Chatterbox Fabulous line 
that speaks to me - not sure what it is - 
just love all the embellies that go with it 

Some notes to self in these less than the best of times we're living in : 

Never look back. Let it Be . Keep going. 

Sketch by Dalis . 

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

52sketches52weeks - Sketch #9

Another great sketch to try at 

More pics from my outdoor bridal photoshoot from 16 years ago ! ;-) 

New Primas : 
mulberry stitched paper - Sew Cute ! 
white Say It in Pearls 
velvet windsor rose 
Flirty Little Secrets pp
Alphablends - a combo of chipboard & cardstock stickers in one value pack ! 

Grunge-elegant was the look I was going for . sorta.

The paper curls were inspired by dear Chris 

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

ICS #6

Supplies : New Bo Bunny It's My Party pps & cardstock sticker, Bazzill swiss dot cs .

This week there's a sponsored prize by The Mosy Scrapper to play for ! 
Come on over & check out 
our DT inspiration & have a go !