Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - SSSC81 with Helping Hudson Colour Challenge

This weeks colour challenge over at Helping Hudson was to choose a base colour - and shades of that colour to create a card. I jumped over to see the latest Sweet Sunday sketch to create this musical card...which I've realised it also fits into the Crazy4Challenge musical theme:) next tough decision is what to make next at Sandybeaches?! lol:)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch MOJO152 using Curtain Call43 colours and Helping Hudson Technique:)

Wow! Happy Thursday to's my little bit of fun in an afternoon of creativity! As the title to this blog goes...I checked out a few blogs to see what I should come up with today:) And here it is...the colours are from the Curtain Call challenge at Stacey's Stamping Stage, the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday and the sponging and embossing from the Helping Hudson technique challenge:) I had the embossing powder and heat gun out for the butterfly and the 'Thinking of You' sentiment, the Cuttlebug for the 'Birds and Swirls' background embossing, the leaves punched out from the Stampin' Up! Bird Punch, flowers, brads, dauber sponging, ribbon...and there it is the latest at Sandybeaches:)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

JAI30 and Hudson Sketch

Phew....think I've just made it for this weeks Just Add Ink - Wheels for Hudson Challenge:) I popped over to use the sketch from this weeks Helping Hudson sketch challenge! Stampin' Up Earth Elements colours of Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Not Quite Navy....a little bit of watercolouring with the blender pen, Cuttlebug embossing, word window punching, ribbon, brad, layer upon layer of card and wahlah! My mid week creation:)

ps...forgot to add... I even got the embossing powder and heat gun out to play with:) and the stamp is called 'Action Boy' from Stamp-it.

Birthday Celebrations:)

Cute cards created by Kiddlywinks 1 & 2:)

Handmade cards from friends:)
A fun thong pinata full of lollies:)

And balloons to celebrate with too:)

Just thought I'd pop on some of the creative cards I received this week for my birthday! Plus a few birthday balloons and pinata to enjoy:)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Helping Hudson Sketch Challenge

Last night I popped on over to see this weeks sketch from Helping Hudson and created this fun fishy birthday card:) I was going to post it first thing this morning but the cleaning of pet cages, organising the spare room, removal of packing boxes & for sale sign and a trip out to the local chook farm to purchase some happy hens has kept us pretty busy!! We now have Lily, Nancy, Lucy & Franchesca happily scratching in their new hen house:) The dog wasn't too impressed about adding some fine feathererd (or not so feathered) friends to our family. Mmmmm...poor 'Nancy no feathers' does need a little TLC to help her tail feathers return! lol:)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Helping Hudson 3D Challenge

Using the 3D Octagonal template from the Helping Hudson 3D Challenge I created this practical pen holder:) A perfect place to store Stampin' Up! pens of course:) Click here to grab a copy of the template, try any of the latest challenges or tutorials and help'll be glad you did!

Helping Hudson Colour Challenge

This week I jumped on board to support the Helping Hudson tutorials and challenges:) The colour challenge this week was to use Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up! So with a little bit of this and a little bit of's how I used the colours to create a funky little birthday card! So go on..pop on over to check out the Helping Hudson blog for yourself:)

Mojo Monday Sketch MOJO151 and Stampin' Royalty Challenge #32

I had a chance to use my 'colouring in' from stamp club this week to play along with the latest Mojo Monday sketch and the Stampin' Royalty colour combo challenges. I've been meaning to post a pressie to a friend who's baby is probably now a big boy (well ok...not too big..but maybe not so newborn now) - with the card created and the pressie wrapped...I'll be off to the post office on Monday!

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 80 & Curtain Call 42

Happy Friday 13th to you:) I've had a little 'play' over the past few evenings and here is what I've created....for this card I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch (flipped on its side) and the colours from Curtain Call....all in all a cutie little greeting card with a bit of cuttlebug embossing, blender pen colouring in, swirly background stamping and a few brads...and wahlah!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Crafty Fun:)

Thought I'd pop my relaxing evening of 'colouring-in' that the I did at stamp club tonight! It's amazing what a little bit Stampin' Up! Wondercrayon and water can do:) Just have to turn them into cards now!

The ribbon flower is a little bit of playing that I did at the Craft Show....I went along to learn how to make Ruched flowers from a strip of ribbon....Liz (from Punch with Judy) showed us how easy and fun they are to make (with a little help from a 'Ruching' ruler)...I now hope to make some more to coordinate with my favourite Stampin' Up colours and then add them to many little projects...where do I start?!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Tuesday:) the week is cruising by!?! Just thought I'd pop on a quick post to firstly say a HUGE 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' to my mum:) Who of course is just one of the bestest people in the whole entire world!!!! Sending you huge birthday wishes and hugs across cyber space xxxx Secondly to pop on a few Craft Fair creations....the Paper Pieced Patchwork is from a fab group at Blue Willow Cottage (just click on their name and pop over to see what else you can find!!) I just loved the fact that all of the bits came in the kit and that I walked away learning how to Patchwork on the run (will be handy when waiting for the kiddlywinks at Soccer, Music, School, travelling in the car, relaxing in the fun fun!) I've just cut out more hexagonal shapes to keep creating!!
The cute dragonfly is to make Sashiko Dragonfly greeting card...I still need to attach it to a card but couldn't help sharing it! Pop over to Be Be Bold - Japanese Textiles to have a look at other great ideas:)
Last but certainly not least....I've been checking out the latest over at alittlelessuseless, kookykreations and stamp2it and yep...just have to share with you 'Helping Hudson - A Wheely Great Cause'. Just pop on past and see for yourself the absolutely wonderful tutorials to support a truly wonderful cause:) x

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Colour Q #44 and Sweet Sketch #61, plus bonus owl:) lol

Hello there!! has been awhile between posts...mmm...busy, busy, busy!! I recently went to a fantastic craft fair (and fun escape with a super, fantastic, fabulous craft buddy) and have been meaning to post some of my latest crafty/gadget/must have things that I got hooked on but the battery for the camera needed charging after I took these two photos.
I managed to visit the wonderful world of blog yesterday and just couldn't resist seeing the latest colour challenge at Colour Q and the sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday...and is my little bit of inspiration.
The cute little owl below is from a craft workshop I did while I was away..of course I had to buy the patterns, material and bits to make the whole owl family...and you can check out the talented Jane over at her blog at BeBeBold -Japanese Textiles...I'm also hooked on Sashiko Dragonflies...will need to share that with you next time:)
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Ciao for now:)