Friday, August 31, 2007

DCM weekly dare - Trio of Welsh Barbers ?????

To be able to understand the title of this weeks dare it's most important to be WELSH!!!!!
but for a wonderful discription of what her dare mean pop on over to
and Lythan will tell you what you need to do.... I'm an Aussie what do I know!!!
all jokes aside then...
this is my card Now a few weeks ago,
I had the most delightful package arrive from SAM
it was full of the most wonderful goodies.. I'm sooooo spoilt..
and these cutie-pie mini die cut coasters were in there, so I've use 3 of them (that leaves me enough to make a cute little mini album..big smiles) So thankyou Sam, you helped me heaps with this weeks dare!!! ;O)
Now the journaling..
Why was he born so beautiful, Why was he born at all, because he had no say in it, No say in it at all.... Happy Birthday.. You Beautiful Thing!
Every single Birthday celebration in my family, as soon as you finish singing the 'happy birthday' song... my dad sings this... Oh I used to be soooooo embarrassed as a kid, LOL!
now when I hear the 'happy birthday' song, I hear my dad sing this in my head!
bit's used are - GinX mini coasters from SAM :O)
Cardstock, some more of my tortured old book, some string, a jewellery clip, jumpring, and a vintage carnival token that says "for amusement only" heeeheeee...
So have you dared to DARE...Come on I dare you!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Salt Challenge - Water

'WATER' is the challenge Esther has picked for the next 2 weeks at SALT
Water is such an important element in our lives, we can't live without it, just like our Lord and Saviour! It appears in so many places in the Bible, more than we realise.

This is my take on the Challenge, I created this little badge and a little tin to keep it in. the badge is 1" in diam to give you an idea of the size of theproject :O)
the badge is a made using the bible verse Psalm 1:1-3.

I want to be a tree who's leaf does not wither!

make sure you check out Salt and see what other ways the DT girls have interpreted this challenge, and keep an eye on what other people create too...

We'd love to have you join in the fun So come Join us.......

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

DCM little extra - take a letter

For your little extra this week at
Kathy came up with a rather cool dare
This time the challenge is to pick one letter and see how many things you can use on your card that begin with that letter.
Right then, my letter is the letter T
my T bits are - Tint of Turquoise, Text, Tiny letter stickers, Timepiece, Thankyou, Tapemeasure Twill, Tickets, Turquoise rub-on, photoTURN, thread, sentence about TIME,
and if I am really pushing it, I reckon I could call the flower 'titanium white' ;O
ooooohhhh be sure and check out what letter the other girls have used!
So have you Dared to DARE? come on I dare you!!!!

oh and if you are feeling a little stuck on the Creativity side of things.... do yourself a favour and visit Lani's blog... oh it's DELICIOUS!!!!!

The Hot Pink Flower

I made this little ATC (artist trading card) using one of my new stamps from
I'm just loving stamping onto printed text at the moment, this is a page torn from an old copy of Around the world in 80 days.
Stamps used are - Stampsmith 'Wanda' & Catslife Press 'grunge date'

Friday, August 24, 2007

love you more every day xoxoxo

This is a little project I made for
using this cute little 'butterfly girl' stamp from Lost Aussie
I also used some scrummy PP, some of which I sprayed with walnut ink and hero arts flower stamps, 7 Gypsies photo turn, the clock I purchased from an etsy store Pacokeco's Scribbles (she sells all sorts of wonderful bits to add to your papercrafts), and the frame is one of those old woodgrain ones you have floating around, and I painted it with red, then painted over with cream and sanded it to give it a distressed look....
hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :O)

DCM weekly dare - buttons

this week at Daring Cardmakers
it is Keryn's turn to dare us, I know you've all got buttons stashed away somewhere, whether they've been purchased at a cardmaking store or you thriftily snipped them off DH's old shirt. I'd like you to find those buttons and use them somewhere on a card. They can be real buttons, craft shop buttons, die cut buttons, faux buttons or another type of button, surprise us all.
We're very happy to have not only the usual NZ, Aussie and UK contingent this week, but also cards from Germany - from our latest,
very talented Guest Designer, Rein,
and from Sylvie who's kindly stayed on for another week and adds a French flavour to the blog.
Well Blogger has decided to play nice... after many attempts to post, I've finally been able to post my card here for this weeks dare..
I've had these delicious papers for a little while now,
the Lovely Mel Goodsell sent them to me,
and they have been calling out to be used on a card, and here tis...Thankyou again Mel, they are truly scrummy papers :O)
I also used my Sassafras Lass flower stamps & Heidi Swapp 'cherish' stamp and Heidi swap bling, some vintage buttons, my sewing machine & computer generated journaling.
Anyway, hopefully whatever the problem with blogger has been it is fixed now...

So where is Gill, and why isn't she posting pretty pictures?

Hi everyone :)
just wanted to say hi,
and let you know at the moment blogger is being a right pain and I can't upload any images :(
Which is a pain as I have some scrummy things to show
I also have a couple of wonderful links to add and it wont let me do that either
but I will keep trying and hopefully soon I'll be able to blog again.

Our home is slowly recovering from a very nasty cold/flu virus, we have all had it or still have it
Thankyou to all who wished us a speedy recovery... lets hope winter will soon be over ;o)

ooohhh in the meantime if you want to see a pretty picy I made and framed it's in the gallery at
The Stamping Queen
hopefully I can put the picy here soon :O)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

DCM little extra - spots & stripes

for this weeks little extra at DCM
We'd like you to make a card featuring dots and dashes, spots and stripes - that's it, a nice easy and fun little theme for you to play with - just make sure you get both spots AND stripes on your card. We'd love to see your dotty, spotty, stripey creations
so here is my card, I used my new Petaloo flowers available from Scrap A While , Autumn Leaves Flourish, Bella Chipboard corner, scrummy printed paper, a tag I dyed with Walnut ink, Imaginisce fancy brad, stripey ribbon, key charm, maria george crystals, and my sewing machine
So have you Dared to DARE?...come on I dare you!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Salt - Life to the Full

This week at SALT it's Casey to set the challenge
the theme she has chosen is "Life to the Full."
This theme comes from the verse John 10:10b where Jesus says that He has come so we may have life and have it to the full (or in abundance)!

ok..for my piece, I looked up a couple of translations, and felt the 'message' version jumped out at me so that's what I went with, "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of".

I'm so excited to be part of this fabulous group of ladies Lythan has pulled together, this is our second challenge at Salt, & we hope you'll come and Join us!

also, I've been missing in action a bit in blog land because after Georgia became sick, we all fell like a pack of cards, each of us in our family of 5 have all been quite sick and are still recovering... I'm off on retreat tomorrow afternoon for the weekend so am hoping to be much better for that, could really do with a weekend of Scrapping :O)

so I'll catch you all when I get back, have a wonderful weekend whatever you plan to do, and after our week, I wish you all GOOD HEALTH!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

a little ATC to share :O)

Seek your treasures close to home.....
hmmmm....what do I mean...
Well I've had a very sick little one over the past two days,
and when your little ray of sunshine is unwell,
well it really makes you realise that their company is really a treasure.
so while my little miss G was sleeping today I made this little ATC
Using one of my SCRUMMY new stamps from
I love Cats Life Press Stamps, so quirky and they always make me smile!
I used this same stamp to make a tag a few posts down amazing how different it can look in different colours!

Friday, August 10, 2007

DCM weekly dare - Photo Finish

This weeks Dare at
is set by Tracie (Bondgirl) and is titled Photo Finish....
This week I want you to make a card for any occasion but it must include a photograph somewhere! The photo subject can be people, items, locations, flowers, absolutely anything so get snapping. Dont forget to check copyright if you are using someone elses photographs in your art work
We're very happy to have the wonderfully talented Sylvie (crazystamps) joining us for a couple of weeks as our Guest Designer. If you're not already a fan of her work, please take a few minutes to check out her blog - you won't be sorry!
Alrighty then.. here's my card, I've gotta say I smiled most of the time making this little! The lads really are Very Funny in their special party hats!!!
So I used - Basic Grey PP, Stampin Up spotty stamp from 'delight in life' set, & month stamp from 'its a date' set, Image from Tuscan Rose CD, Rub-ons from American Crafts Mini Marks, button, crystals, 7 Gypsies circle stickers (cut down from tabs) computer generated journaling, Bazzill Cardstock and my machine....
Now I know I've been tagged by some Beautiful Bloggin Chicky Babes :O)
and I'm getting to them.. sorry girls..but I promise sometime this week!
So Have you Dared to DARE?...Come on I dare you!!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

embrace the beauty

this is my thought to you
Embrace the beauty that surrounds you

I played with more of my Design Team kit from

The Stamping Queen

yesterday and made this card for a lovely friend :O)

most of the tresures used on this card come from the

Vintage Things kit 'the Story of London'

I just added some vintage lace,flowers, & crystals

DCM little extra - Recipe

Kathy has given us a recipe this week at
all you need to do is include all the ingredients on your card
- remember, you can always add more things if you want to.
Here are your ingredients for this week:
3 arrows 3 circles 1 square
So here is my card, a little different from some of the 'collage' style cards I've been making I guess, but none the less it's my style too...
bits I've used for my 9today card are - Basic Grey PP, cardstock, Bella Rub-on Arrows, computer generated words, my sewing machine...and oooohhh one of my new stamps from The Stamping Queen
isn't it's a PaperArtsy Mini- MM22
So have you Dared to DARE....come on I DARE YOU!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Full Of Sunshine & Love

this is a card I have made using more of my DT pack from
I've used some of the pieces from my
(the PP, tag, organza ribbon)
and this beautiful Stampsmith Stamp 'Serena 2'
Stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
other bits I've used are Stamp-it Micky Choo stamp (for the crown)
Autumn Leaves flourish stamp, Maria George crystals, corner, words, a bit of lace,
my sewing machine.
Check out the gallery if you get a chance, much inspiration!

Monday, August 06, 2007

share time :O)

oooohhh just gotta share, I've had some more work published
In Australian Paper Crafts issue 67
and I'm so excited, this little ATC made the front cover...woohooo...
I'm sharing the front cover with a GORGEOUS little house project by Angela O'Neale (I don't know Angela, but congratulations anyway hun, I bet your as excited as me :O)
And this is a Fathers Day card I made that's also in this issue.....
my blog friend Monique may recognise that little ATC,
she has one in her collection I made her :O)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Hi honey I'm home......

It's our Kathy's turn to dare us all at
this week, and here it is......
OK, Absolutely anything goes this week as long as it's on the theme of TIME."It's About Time" So you can use clocks, calendars, quotes, sayings, pictures, nursery rhymes, or altered art-type stuff, whatever takes your fancy - just take some time out to play and have some fun; remember, time flies when you're having fun!
So here is my card,
It wont be long to Fathers Day here in Australia, so just getting in quick ;o)
some of the bits I've used are - Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey PP, 7 Gypsies alpha card, Bella chipboard corners & label holder, heidi swapp clock face, some brads, a little arrow, ticket from Ink-stains (hi girls.. miss ya!), EK success alpha stamps, and ofcouse my sewing machine!
Hope you've all had a FABBY weekend, I've not long returned from our church camp (it's sunday night here...) had a brilliant weekend, but am ready for a shower and a bit of an early night...
I've had such a lovely time with my family and my church family!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

SALT - Praise

Finally I can tell You!!!!!!
is a new creative arts challenge blog.
We are a diverse group of card makers, scrappers and altered art fans from across the world who have been brought together through our love of Jesus Christ and our desire to express our faith in creative ways.
Once every two weeks we will produce work based on a challenge which we hope will inspire you to produce work of your own - and we would love to see it.So that we can all know Jesus more clearly; love him more dearly; and follow him more nearly, each and every day.

The first challenge is given by Lythan. It's ...
Express your praise to God in whatever way you choose.Praise is such a wonderful word. We give praise to people - especially children when they have done something that makes us proud and pleases us. We give praise to God because he has done everything for us and we are proud to be his children.I think the team have come up with the most amazing selection of delights, especially considering this is our first go! You can find out more details about how, why and what we have made by visiting our individual blogs.
We would love to see your work too - a card, a layout, a canvas, a mini book... there are so many ways to praise. And if you link your blog here then we can visit and praise you too!
I'll have to come back shortly and add the details of my first 6x6"LO for my new SALT album
So come Join Us
it's only a matter of hours now......
What is it I hear you ask....
Well all will be revealed tonight!!!!
Something New is coming.......
Very, Very Soon!!!!
oooohhhhh Soooo Exciting!!!