22 March 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY {DigiStamps4Joy Sunday New Release}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this fun image called Teared Cake which has been designed by the talented Riette for DigiStamps4Joy,  



Hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.

The flowers have been with punches. The image has been  coloured with Copics and paper pieced. The design papers, bling and brads are from my stash. 



The fun sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  


Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything
Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
DL ART March Linky Party - ATG
Seize the Birthday - Birthday + Focus on Sentiment
Brown Sugar - ATG
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Something yummy to eat
Craft the Craic - Bingo (Flowers Sentiment Image)
Allsorts - Cakes or Cupcakes

Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.



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20 March 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Hope all of you are keeping well and having fun in March, yes can you believe it that 2015 has already progressed to the end of March.  There must be a secret island where time is escaping too.   I have used this super cute little girl called  BED TIME.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase BED TIME  here

The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is FUN HAIR COLOURS for March.  I have coloured her with Copics. The brads and design papers are from my stash. The folded flowers have been created with square punches.  The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .



I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG


  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs

    18 March 2015

    EASTER {Fresh Brewed Designs Easter or Spring Chicks Challenge}

    Easter or Spring Chicks Challenge
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs with an Easter or Spring Chicks theme. I have used this sweet spring chick guarding over her precious and colourful eggs, called SPRING CHICK, which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.

    She has been coloured with Copics.  The design papers, buttons and raffia are from my stash. The flowers have been created with flower and circle punches The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.



    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
    Sister Act - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (1//2)
    Chocolate Coffee and Cards - For a Child
    Craft for the Craic - Flowers/Image/Sentiment
    QKR Stampede - Stitching (faux stitching around image)
    Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies
    Wags n Whiskers - Ready for Spring
    Catch the Bug - Spring into Spring
    Little Claire's - Springtime
    Pile it On - Use 3 of Something (three flowers/buttons)
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a Twist of Easter
    Card Mania - Spring
    Craftin Desert Divas - Easter
    Crafty Boots - Spring
    The Cutie Pie - Fancy Folds + Cute (centre step design)
    Dream Valley - Easter
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Simon Says Monday Challenge - Animals
    Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colours
    Papertake Weekly - Happy Anything
    Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or Bows
    Tuesday Throwdown - More than one Fold (centre step card design)


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


    Crafty Hugs

    15 March 2015

    I WISH FOR YOU ... {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 6}

    {I WISH FOR YOU ...}

    I am so honoured to have been approached by the wonderful Denise to join the awesome design team over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and of course it was a resounding yes.

    So here is my very first design team project for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and, also for the very first time, using this beautiful image from Ching-Chou Kuik  called Spring Banquet.

    The folded flowers have been created with scallop square punches.  The bling, brads and design papers are from my stash.  The beautiful image has been coloured with copics. 



    The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  


    Hop over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and enter your creation for Challenge 6.  The theme is always ANYTHING GOES - it can't get any easier.


    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Eureka Stamps - ATG
    Simon Says Monday Challenge - B is for Birds
    Scrappers Delights - ATG
    Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Things that Fly
    Copic Marker Europe - Things with Wings
    Crafting with Attitude - ATG (3/3)
    Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Use 3 of Something (3 Brads/3 Folded Flowers)
    Craft for the Craic - Bingo (Flowers/Sentiment/Image)
    2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG + Belong to a Design Team (3/3)
    A Gem of a Challenge - Pretty in Pink
    Ching Chou Kuik Digitals - Fancy and Frills
    One Stitch at a Time - ATG with Women
    Pile it On - Use 3 of Something (3 Brads/3 Folded Flowers)
    Scribble and Scrap - ATG

    Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.


    Crafty hugs

    12 March 2015

    Some more UPCYCLED TEA BOXES

    UPCYCLED EMPTY TEA BOXES
    {Wedding and Easter}

    Trust all my bloggy friends are keeping well and enjoying the month of March.  Yes, where is the year going too - all the more reason to make the most of every day that is gifted to us.  I have recently been busy with a few commissions for upcycled empty tea boxes.  They are time consuming, but so rewarding.  Thank you to my loyal and faithful clients that keep on placing orders for these and for those awesome friends who goes to the extra effort of collecting the empty boxes for me.

    So up first is Easter themed treat boxes for the kiddies.  The bunny house image is a pre-coloured image from DigiStamps4Joy and can be purchased here.  The sentiment has been sourced from the Internet.

    Next up are some Easter boxes for grown ups.  The beautiful Word Art is from the very talented and special lady, Paulette from Create with TLC and can be purchased here.
    Happy Easter Many Ways Digi Image and Word Art Set





    Then lastly, a commission for an upcycled Wedding tea box.  The colour scheme of the wedding is purple.  The gorgeous word art on this is also from Paulette from Create with TLC .



    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with my little upcycled tea boxes:

    613 Avenue Create - ATG with optional twist
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG
    Altered Eclectics - ATG
    Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG
    Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent - ATG but must Recycle
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a Card
    QKR Stampede - Bring on the Green
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Crafty Boots - Anything but a Card
    Eureka Stamps - ATG
    Get Creative - Green
    Scrap Creations - Green
    Crafty Glas Corner - Cute as a Button
    Creative Moments - ATG/Spring Green
    Little Red Wagon - Cute Cute Cute
    Sisterhood of Crafters - Photo Inspiration


    Thank you again for all your wonderful visits and all the love you leave for me here. My apologies for not returning all your comments, but I promise to catch up soon xxx

    Crafty hugs

    11 March 2015

    SOME EXCITING NEWS ....

    {THIS IS SO EXCITING ...}

    I am so honoured to have been approached by the wonderful Denise to join the awesome design team over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and of course it was a resounding yes.

    My first creation for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is scheduled for 15 March for their Challenge No.6.  Their challenges is always Anything Goes, so it cant get any easier.  Make sure to hop over have a look around and perhaps enter a creation or two for the challenges.

    Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.


    Crafty hugs

    08 March 2015

    A GOOD LIFE {DS4J New Release}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

    A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this fun image called Daisies which has been designed by the talented Riette for DigiStamps4Joy,  

    Hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.

    The crocheted button flowers have been made for me by a dear friend. The image has been  coloured with Copics . The design papers are from my stash. 

    The beautiful sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  

    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist Aqua Marine
    Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Card Mania - Spring
    2 Cute Ink - Spring
    Memas Crafts - ATG
    Monday Morning Challenge My Creative Moments - Spring
    Stamp and Create - Is it Spring Yet
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - Spring Colours
    Creative Moments - ATG Spring Greens
    Crafting with Attitude - ATG
    Come and Get It - 3 Embellishments/2 Design Papers/1 Image
    Eclectic Ellapu - Pink Team - ATG

    Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.

    Crafty hugs

    06 March 2015

    A PERSON I AM HAPPY TO KNOW {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Hope all of you are keeping well and having fun in March, yes can you believe it that 2015 has already progressed to March.  There must be a secret island where time is escaping too.   I have used this super cute little girl called  CALLA.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase CALLA here

    The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is FUN HAIR COLOURS for March.  I have coloured her with Copics. The buttons, raffia and design papers are from my stash. The folded flowers have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .


    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:



  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Artistic Inspirations - ATG + Green
  • OLLCB - Lots of Folds (centre step design plus folded flowers)
  • The Crazy Challenge - Happy Birthday
  • The Pink Elephant - Girly Girl
  • Crafting for all Seasons- Girly Girls
  • Pennys Paper Crafty - One for the Girls
  • Scrappers Delights - ATG
  • Simon Says - Special Lady/Girly
  • DRS - Buttons (1/1)
  • Bunny Zoes Crafts - For the Girls
  • Memas Crafts - ATG
  • Crafting with Attitude - ATG (2/3)


  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs

    04 March 2015

    PARTY TIME {Fresh Brewed Designs Colour Challenge}

    Colour Challenge
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs with a colour theme (WHITE + GREEN + ONE OTHER COLOUR).  I have used this sweet little girl all dressed in her pretty party dress, called SWEET CANDY CORN GIRL, which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.


    She has been coloured with Copics.  The design papers and brads are from my stash. The pretty crocheted flowers have been made by a very dear friend, don't you think they add lovely texture to the card design. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.


    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
    Sister Act - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    The Pink Elephant - Girly Girl
    Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a Twist of Green
    Melonheadz Friends - Use Green
    Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
    Clear it Out - ATG - Stash item ATG (the buttons has been in my stash for more then 5 years) (3/3)
    Creative Card Crew - Green
    Papertake Weekly - ATG + use handmade flowers (the crocheted flowers)
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


    Crafty Hugs

    03 March 2015

    WHOLE WHEAT DONUTS {Fresh Brewed Designs New Release}

    New Digi Releases
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Hi my lovely followers and visitors, some beautiful NEW images are being released today at Fresh Brewed Designs.    I have used this elegant girl called BIRTHDAY GIRL. You can purchase her here.

    Also check out Fresh Brewed Designs' current challenge here; and their Facebook Page here.

    The images have been coloured with Copics and the dresses paper pieced.  The design papers and bling are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.




    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Crafty Your Passion - ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
    Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Sentiment
    Pile it On - Adhesive Embellishments (the pink bling is self adhesive)
    Sentimental Sundays - ATG with Sentiment
    Clear it Out - ATG - Stash item ATG (the design papers has been in my stash for more then 5 years)
    Papertake Weekly - ATG + use handmade flowers (the folded flowers)
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.

    Crafty Hugs

    UNEXPECTED MIRACLES {POP Challenge 24}

    This month our theme for Challenge #24 at Path of Positivity is 

    SERENDIPITY

    definition and some examples:
    • luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serendipity)
    • Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendipity)

    I used this Beautiful fairy from SAMI STAMPS - just click on the name of the image below to take you directly to Sami's  Online Shop:



    The image has been coloured with copics and paper pieced. The design papers are Basic Grey and the flower embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The bling is from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .
      





    Stephanie, from Steph's Scrap Happenings, is our GDT for this challenge.  

    The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

    • A $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • A $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
    There will also be:
    • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
    • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

    Links for your post:

    Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your SERENDIPITY creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.24. Can't wait to see your creations.  
       
    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    The Pink Elephant - Girly Girl
    Inky Chicks - Flowers
    Crafty Gals - Fancy Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
    2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG as long as you belong to a Design Team
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Sentiment
    Pile it On - Adhesive Embellishments (the pink bling is self adhesive)
    Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    Sentimental Sundays - ATG with Sentiment
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a Twist of Green
    Melonheadz Friends - Use Green
    My Besties UK - ATG+Bling (1/1)
    OLLCB - Lots of Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
    Shabby Tea Room - Pop of Pink
    Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
    Clear it Out - ATG - Stash item ATG (the design paper has been in my stash for more then 5 years)
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - Spring Colours (1/1)
    Creative Card Crew - Green
    Papertake Weekly - ATG + use handmade flowers (the folded flowers)
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much.


    Crafty Hugs

    01 March 2015

    WONDERFUL {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 110}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #110}

    Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this month is EMBOSSING WITH RED AS MAIN COLOUR challenge.

    I have used the following image from DigiStamps4Joy:

    1. DAFFODIL
    The sentiment and word art is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers, bling and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The flower has been coloured with copies and the brown embossed paper has been sanded.  The word art and sentiment has been chalked with dry chalks.

    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #110.



    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Card Mania - Spring
    Get Creative - Use Embossing
    Ooh La La Creations - Add something Green
    The Pink Elephant - ATG
    Digi Choosday - ATG
    Inky Chicks - Flowers
    Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
    Crafty Gals - Fancy Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
    Aud Sentiments - Bingo (2 Pattern Papers/Bling/Embossing)+Sentiment
    Outlawz Twisted Thursday - ATG
    2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG as long as you belong to a Design Team
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Emboss It
    Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
    Allsorts - Brads
    My Sheri Crafts - Welcome Spring
    Country View Challenge - ATG
    Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
    Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Sentiment
    Sisters of Craft - ATG
    Come and Get It - Emboss It
    Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
    Pile it On - Adhesive Embellishments (the red jewel stones are self adhesive)
    Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    Sentimental Sundays - ATG with Sentiment

    Thank you for stopping by and all the wonderful uplifting love you leave behind.

    Crafty hugs

    20 February 2015

    THE BEST THINGS {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Post}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines last weekend and that you were spoilt rotten with yummy choccies.   I have used this cute little girl called  CHLOE.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase CHLOE here

    The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is CAS for February.  Once again CAS was a tall order for me and this is about the closest I could get.  I have coloured her with Copics. The bling and design papers are from my stash. The weaved hearts have been created with tag punches (see tutorial below) The sentiment and word art background are from Paulette {Create with TLC} .


    TUTORIAL FOR WEAVED HEARTS









    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Craft Your Passion - ATG
  • Love to Scrap - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in Pink
  • Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bling it On
  • Digi Choosday - Spring Time Pastels
  • In the Pink - Cute


  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs