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16 April 2014

Fresh Brewed BLOG CANDY REMINDER

Blog Candy Reminder
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Hi my lovely followers and visitors, just a quick reminder about the Blog Candy Giveaway Challenge that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs. There is still time to enter and win. Remember this particular challenge is ANYTHING GOES using a FBD image. For all the rules and details, please click HERE.

I have created a centre step card with a fun garden scene using the following FBD images, DAISY KITTEN, DAFFODIL and DAFFODIL & DAISY.

The images have been coloured with Copics and dry chalks.  The design paper is from BasicGrey. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The bling are from my stash.  The folded tree has been created with circle punches. The images have been paper pieced as well.



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

· Artistic Inspirations - ATG or Monochrome
· Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Colour Challenge
· Love to Scrap - (3/3)
· Ooh La La Creations - Easter or Spring
· The Crazy Challenge - Spring is here (2/4)
· The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ATG (2/2)
· As You Like it Challenge - Stitching faux or real (faux stitching around the girls- I dont have any machines and stitching by hand is just so much easier for me) (2/3)
· Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring (3/3)
· Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring (5/5)
· Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
· A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
· Color Me Creative Challenge -ATG (2/3)
· Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (2/3)
· 613 Avenue Create - W - ATG and/or Optional Twist (3/3)
· Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (3/3)
· One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi (3/3)
- Just Keep on Creating - ATG
· Creative Card Crew - Spring (3/3)
· Everybody-Art-Challenge - ATG
· Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)
· Top Tip Tuesday - Paper Piecing


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



Creative Hugs

SPRING {DigiStamps4Joy}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #90}

Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.90 is EASTER or SPRING.  Our lovely design team member, Alex is hosting this challenge. Thanks Alex for choosing this awesome theme for us.

Another centre step design.  I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. Misteri Gardener
  2. Garden Gate
Another centre step design.  The images have been coloured with Copies and dry chalks.  The design paper, buttons and bow are from my stash. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and has been coloured with dry chalks.  The flowers and decorative borders have been created with punches.


Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #90.

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

· Artistic Inspirations - ATG or Monochrome
· Craft-Dee BowZ - ATG use a handmade bow
· Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Colour Challenge
· Fitztown Challenge - Buttons/Fibre/Bow (Pick 3)
· Love to Scrap - ATG
· Ooh La La Creations - Easter or Spring
· Stamp and Create - Spring Flowers (1/1)
· The Crazy Challenge - Spring is here
· The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ATG (1/2)
· 4 Krafty Girlz - ATG
· As You Like it Challenge - Stitching faux or real (faux stitching around the girl - I dont have any machines and stitching by hand is just so much easier for me)
· Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Distressed (around the lilac cardstock mounting)
· Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring
· Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Yipes Stripes
· Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring (4/5)
· Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
· The Stamping Boutique - Distress it (around the lilac cardstock mounting)
· A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
· Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
· Color Me Creative Challenge -ATG (1/3)
· Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (1/3)
· We Do Doobadoo Challenge- Buttons and Bows (1/2)
· 613 Avenue Create - W - ATG and/or Optional Twist
· Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG
· Ditzie Digi Designs - ATG (3/3)
· Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (2/3)
· One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi (2/3)
Bearly Mine - Spring (2/2)
Ladybug Crafts - Here comes Spring (3/3)
· Creative Card Crew - Spring (2/3)
- Just Keep on Creating: ATG

A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.

Crafty hugs

14 April 2014

BLOG HOP New Releases at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Blog Hop
New Releases at Fresh Brewed Designs

Hi my wonderful Followers!

Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here from MARJI's blog, then you are right on track!



We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything, 
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 


I have created this centre step card with one of the adorable new images from the Category called Daffodil and Daisy which is one of the new releases.  The image has been coloured with H2O water colour pencils.  The design papers and buttons are from my stash.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC. Please don't laugh at my amateurish attempt at chalking clouds.  This was my first time, so I guess practice makes perfect.


Check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
NEW RELEASE PRICE!
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 

 
  
Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
PATTI's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

Hop order

KIM 
BETH 


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

· Creative Card Crew - Spring
· Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - April Showers bring May Flowers (the buttons have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
· Papertake Weekly - Spring has Sprung
· Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
· Tuesday Throwdown - Weather Report, include the elements (clouds)
· A song in your He{ART}- Everything Grows
· Crafter's Cafe - Spring
· Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and Punches (used a punch for the flower border)
· Creative Moments - ATG Girly
· Divas by Design - Easter/Spring
· Inky Impressions - Dots and Stripes
· Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Punches (used a punch for the flower border)
· Penny's Paper-Crafty - Flower Power
· Rhedd  Rosie's Challenge Blog - ATG
· Scrappers' Delights - Bloomin Lovely
· Whimsy Inspiration - ATG (1/3)
· WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with uplifting sentiment
· Chalk N Stock - Must use Chalk (chalked the clouds)
· Moving Along with the Times - Easter or Spring
· Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Yipes Stripes (2/3)
· Craft for the Craic - Something for Easter or Spring
· Craftitude - ATG or add Corrugated paper
· Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - ATG
· Get Inky! - Spring or Easter (2/2)
· Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
· A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
· Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
· Hiding in my Craft Room - Simply use Scraps (all the papers for this card was from my scraps file) (1/1)
· Just Keep on Creating: ATG
· 613 Avenue Create - ATG with Optional Twist
· Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG (2/3)
· Ditzie Digi Designs - ATG (2/3)
· Fairytale Stampers - Bingo (Flowers/Buttons/Text (1/1)
· Glitter n Sparkle - Anything but Square
· Lacy Sunshine - Make it Feminine (1/3)
· One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
· Robyn`s Fetish - Must have a Hat in the Image
· Scribble and Scrap - ATG (1/3)
· That Craft Place - ATG and/or Easter (1/1)
· The Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels
· The Squirrel and The Fox - All creatures great and small (2/2)
Bearly Mine - Spring
Crafts Galore Encore - Include your Favourite Colour (Green)
Country View Crafts' Challenge - New Beginnings (Spring)
Flat Friends Challenge - Include a Sentiment (1/1)
Ladybug Crafts - Here Comes Spring (2/3)
Mema's Challenge - ATG Easter/Spring
Oddball Art Stamps - Use a Digi

Thanks so much for your visit and having a look at the latest digital images over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Remember to stop and smell the roses and grab a cuppa and relax while browsing through the store. Maybe one or two of the images tickles your fancy and lands up in your craft room.

I am leaving you with a scrapbook design I did of my niece's little ones and would love to enter it here:
· Lasting Memories Layout - Layouts - Its the Little Things that Matter (just remember the happy moments when they were toddlers)

I have used the {Doing Life} T18 Template which you can purchase online here.

Thank you for popping in here and taking the time to look around and leave some love. xxx
Crafty Hugs

09 April 2014

Blog Candy Reminder FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Blog Candy Reminder
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

Hi my lovely followers.  I am greeting you today with a sunrise photo I took from our balcony yesterday morning and thought it would be a nice backdrop to one of Create with TLC's beautiful sentiments:


Also a quick reminder about the Blog Candy Giveaway Challenge that is happening over at Fresh Brewed Designs. There is still time to enter and win. Remember this particular challenge is ANYTHING GOES using an FBD image. For all the rules and details, please click HERE.


Creative Hugs

08 April 2014

PEACE {Path of Positivity}

This month our theme for Challenge #13 at Path of Positivity is 
PEACE.  


PEACE is the inner nature of humankind - Ramana Maharshi


I used this beautiful CHIKADEES image from SPARKLE N SPRINKLE who is our sponsors this month. You can purchase the CHIKADEES image here.   For the leaf embellishments I used the DAHLIA LEAF image also from SPARKLE N SPRINKLE and you can purchase it hereThe sentiment is from our talented POP host/owner, Lisa


The dotty design paper is from FabScraps and the striped design paper and black jewel stones are from my stash.   The image and leaves have been coloured with H2O water colour pencils.  




Annie, from http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au/ is our GDT for the month.  As you know, Annie has been the recipient of several of the Voter's Choice awards.  She is so very talented and I was thrilled when she agreed to join us this month.

The main sponsor for this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle and prizes for this challenge are:
  • Three digital images for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
  • Three digital images for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
Additionally, there will also be:
  • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.
Links:
Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your PEACE creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.13. Can't wait to see your creations.  
   
Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

· A song in your He{ART}- Everything Grows (trees)
· Crafting with Dragonflies - Easter (1/1) (Easter is all about hope)
· Little Red Wagon - Make it Masculine
· Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - No markers (used H2O water colour pencils)
· Penny's Paper-Crafty - Feathered Friends
· Rhedd Rosie's Challenge Blog - Trees/Wood
· Whimsy Inspiration -Easter
· WordArt Wednesdays - ATG with Uplifting Sentiment
- 4 Crafty Chicks - Stamped Image Rubber or Digi
· 4 Krafty Girlz - ATG (3/3)
· Aud Sentiments Challenge - Easter or Spring Sentiment (Easter is all about hope)
· Little Miss Muffet Challenges - ATG
· MilkCoffee Challenge-Spring
·· Bloggers - Stencils (used a stencil to create the shape around the birds)
· Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Yipes Stripes
· Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring (Easter is all about hope)
· Craftitude -ATG or add corrugated board
· Sister Act Card Challenge ATG
· The Stamping Boutique -  Easter (Easter is all about hope)
· Totally Papercrafts - Pastels
· Allsorts - No Flowers
· Catch The Bug - April ATG
· Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings (1/1)
· My Time to Craft - Wildlife
· Open-Minded Challenges - Animal Antics
· 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
· Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG
· Ditzie Digi Designs - Always Anything Goes
· Dragonfly Dreams - Make it for the Boys
· Dream Valley - Easter (Easter is all about hope)
· Eclectic Ellapu - One for the Bosy
· Hobbycutz -Flora and Fauna
· The Squirrel and the The Fox - All creatures great and small
· Chalk N Stock - Must use Chalk (1/2) (used chalked here and there on the image and leaves)
· Artistic Inspirations - Easter Animal or ATG
· Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monochrome (1/1)
· Card Mania - Easter  (Easter is all about hope)
· Crafting from the Heart - ATG and/or Easter Theme (Easter is all about hope)
· Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - ATG
· Crafty Boots - Easter (Easter is all about hope)
· Created With Love Challenges - Easter (Easter is all about hope)
· Digi Makeover Challenge - ATG
· Fitztown Challenge - Spots and Stripes
· Lexi's Creations - Easter (Easter is all about hope)
· Love to Scrap - ATG
· My Craft Spot - Easter (Easter is all about hope)
· The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - ATG (1/2)
· Whoopsi Daisy - Things with Wings
· Crafty Sentiment Designs - Easter (Easter is all about hope) (1/1)
· Through The Craft Room Door - ATG (1/2)

Thank you to all my wonderful Followers old and new.  Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much.  Leaving you with a photo I took of some Jakaranda trees in the Jakaranda City, Pretoria, South Africa.  This was in 2010.



Creative Hugs

04 April 2014

SPRING {ArtbyMiran}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

I have been playing once again with this gorgeous LITTLE GIRL created by the talented Mi Ran.  She really looks like she is enjoying spring.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  Also visit Mi Ran's blog {Art by Miran} here.  You can purchase this cute girl here.

No surprise then once again, as I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The flowers have been created with a punch and the buttons and ribbon is from my stash.  She has been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The design papers are from Art from my Heart and BasicGrey.




I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and trust you enjoyed your visit.

Creative hugs

MAGNIFICENT {Art by Miran} Challenge 3

{Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 3}

Art by Miran is launching their third challenge today. All their challenges will be ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their second challenge.

Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, as I also have a showcase project with an Art by Miran design over there.

I have been playing again with these gorgeous image created by the talented Mi Ran called VENUS.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.   You can purchase VENUS  here

No surprise then once again, as I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The images have been coloured with Copics. The brads are from stash. The design paper is from BasicGrey.  The sentiment has been coloured with dry chalks and is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The folded embellishments has been created with a Fold It Swirls Template.


I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

  • Sister Act: ATG
  • 613 Avenue Create: ATG + Optional Twist
  • Challenges 4 Everybody: ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: ATG with uplifting sentiment
  • Just Keep on Creating: ATG
  • Create with TLC Show it Off Sunday: ATG with TLC product
  • Paper Crafting Journey: ATG
  • Scribble and Scrap: ATG
  • Chalk Ah Lot Cafe: ATG with Chalk (used chalk on the sentiment)
  • One Stitch at a Time: ATG
  • Quirky Crafts: Spice up your world - Colour Girls
  • Craftin Desert Divas: ATG
  • Fitztown: Fancy Folds
  • The Paper Nest Dolls: ATG
  • Imagination Crafts: ATG
  • Deep Ocean: For a Friend
  • Papertake Weekly: ATG
  • Crafting by Designs: ATG
  • Inky Impressions: Fold It
  • Stampavie and More: For a Girl
  • 4 Crafty Chicks: Colour a stamped or digi image
  • Crafty Girls: ATG
  • Crafty Hazel Nuts Patterned Paper Challenge
  • Flat Friends: Include a Sentiment (1/1)
  • Memas Crafts Aprils Challenge: ATG (1/3)
  • Just B Creative Crazy: ATG
  • Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG
  • Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog: ATG
  • The Stamping Chef: ATG
  • Through the Craft Room Door: ATG (1/2)
  • Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG
  • Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog: ATG
  • Scrapping4Fun Challenges: ATG
  • Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles Blog: Any Digi Goes
  • One Crazy Stamper Dot com: ATG
  • Patties Creations: Fancy Folds (centre step design)

  • Leaving you with a photo of my niece's three gorgeous bambinos (from left Alisha, Zander and Marko):

    Thanks again for your lovely visits here.
    Creative Hugs

    02 April 2014

    SPARKLE {DS4J}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #89}

    Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.89 is WINGS.  Our lovely design team member, Sharon is hosting this challenge. Thanks Sharon for choosing this awesome theme for us.

    Another centre step design.  I have used the following image from DigiStamps4Joy:
    1. Whassup Fairy
    Another centre step design.  The images have been coloured with Copies.  The bling is with the courtesy of the wonderfully generous and talented Annie, who regularly hosts give aways on her lovely blog. The sentiment is from Create with TLC  and has been coloured with dry chalks.  The folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It template.  The design papers and buttons are from my stash.  the decorative shape around the sentiment has been created with the {Doing Life} Fancy Shapes No.1 Template.

    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #89.
    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
    A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.

    Leaving you with a photo of my niece's son Marko, isn't he just so cute:

    Crafty hugs

    21 March 2014

    LIFE IS A GAME {ArtbyMiran}

    {Design Team Project for Art By Miran}

    I have been playing with this gorgeous Girl created by the talented Mi Ran. Isn't she just so cool and funky, but yet feminine.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase this girl here.

    No surprise then once again, as I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The folded embellishments have been created by folding squares and you can find the tutorial here, on my blog.  She has been coloured with Copics and the bling and brads are from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} and can be purchased here.
    We would love for you to become a follower of our blog, along with visiting our shop to see all the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer!

    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
    Leaving you with a photo I took last weekend of Alisha playing with Lulu.
    Thank you for stopping by xxx
    Creative hugs

    MAKE TODAY A CELEBRATION {ArtbyMiran}

    {Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 2}

    Art by Miran is launching second challenge today. All their challenges will be ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their second challenge.

    Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, as I also have a showcase project with an Art by Miran design over there.

    I have been playing again with these gorgeous images created by the talented Mi Ran.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.   You can purchase these images herehere and here


    No surprise then once again, as I stuck to my favourite centre step design.  The images have been coloured with H2O water colour pencils and the brads are from my stash.  The striped design paper is from BasicGrey.  The sentiment has been coloured with dry chalks and is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The corners have been created by folding square pieces of design paper.  The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps.



    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:
    Thanks again for your lovely visits here.
    Creative Hugs