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Friday, 28 June 2013

Not another new release??? bet! We've got 8 new fabulicious Through The Ages digi's for you to play with...ages 6 to 10. The DT have been working overtime on their projects and can't wait to show you on Tuesday. 

Be there or be square ;-D

Catch ya later x

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Ribbon and flowers at the ready!

This is going to be quick...really lol. 

I'm like a hamster on a wheel these days. My days are full and flying many things to do and not enough time to do them in but I did managed to make a card yesterday for today's midway reminder for our Ribbon and Flower Challenge courtesy of our Lovely Diane. You've still got another week to get your fabulicious entries in :-D

It's my big Sis' birthday on the 27th so technically I'm early but it will arrive late courtesy of our mom when she goes home July 3rd.

I've used Comfy Billie colouring her with my Copics, cutting her out and paper piecing her along with the chair and pillow. I added small gunmetal nailheads to the chair, pillow and the scallops.

I added a purple Epoxy Dot (a bargain at 75p for 10) to the center of the burlap flower

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - A Stitch In Time
Die Cuttin Divas - Birthday with 3 Embellishments (ribbon, flower, epoxy dot)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me Challenges - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes

We had a great time in Troon last is Amber, Nicole and Coen

We bought sandwiches in Gregs and ate them on the beach

Mom, Amber and I messing

Grandma & Grandson {love sigh}

I took this picture Sunday night...I love it!

Nicole has a friend that takes Ann Geddes style pictures of babies...usually up to 10 days old. Here are a couple or four of Coen who was 9 days old.

Thanks for stopping by

Catch ya later x

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Flower Power ... and some ribbon please!

Morrrrrrrrrrrrrrrninggggggggggggggg Peeps! Can you believe 2 weeks have gone by since our Colour Wheel Challenge/??? I know I say this all the time but holy doodle the weeks are flying by.

Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge...your entries were fabulicious and if you want to see if you're a winner make sure you check here.

This weeks challenge has been brought to you by Lovely Ladybug Diane...I hope you've got your ribbon and flowers at the ready because you'll need them :-D

I made this card for Ryan's girlfriend Kat who celebrated her birthday while they were on holiday in Thailand. They got back yesterday and look fabtastic with their tans. 

I've used Float Away Billie and as usual colored her with my Copics. It's the first time I've colored Billie grey and I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I really like it :-D I decided to cut her out and make a little scene with a diecut cloud in the background so she really does look like she's floating away lol. 

I cut an oval in the center of a piece of kraft card stock then embossed it with a birthday embossing folder. After sticking a piece of lilac cardstock to the main card blank I taped a piece of ribbon around the embossed piece and centered onto the card blank with foam pads. I added a die cut cloud then Float Away Billie with foam pads. 

I added Glossy Accents to the balloons one at a time, liberally sprinkling with glitter before moving onto the next one. This makes the balloons look separate from the bunch instead of one blob.

I love using burlap (hessian) to make flowers...especially with kraft cardstock. I added a button and twine to the center.

A peek at the inside.

Apart from Ryan coming home we have another house guest...there are arms and legs poking out of all the windows at the moment!!! For some reason Amber (16) wanted to come and stay with us after her exams. I'm sure it was to see Coen but I'll kid myself it was to see us too ;-D Amber sang at Nicole and Ben's wedding while the guests arrived at the church. She has an amazing voice and I'm hoping she'll give us an impromptu concert while she's here :-D

Did I mention Coen???? Here's the latest picture...sure to melt even the hardest of hearts ;-D He is 4 weeks old tomorrow...he'll be going to school before we know it! 

I think we're going to Troon today...don't tell Ruby and Rocky as they're in Doggy Daycare and won't be too happy!!

Catch ya later x 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Midway Reminder - Color Chart

Hey...Happy Tuesday! It's midway reminder time for our Color Chart Challenge. All you have to do is pick a color and the one opposite and make those your main color palette...easy peasy though it did send shivers through a couple of the Ladybugs lol.

I made a card for my's a belated Mother's Day card. The US and not the European Mother's Day so I'm not THAT late lol. Mom knows I've had a lot on my plate of late and is very forgiving ;-D

I've chosen yellow-green and red-violet...I think the colors I've used just about squeak into the category lol. I colored Swing Billie with my Copics adding liquid pearl to the center of the flowers and clear Wink Of Stella to Billie's heart. The pp is from my Desert Blooms 8 x 8 pad and the flowers Ribbon Girl :-D

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Challenges - I {heart} Animals
Artistic Inspirations - Stitching (real or faux)
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes

GG'ma Judy arrived safely and was thrilled to finally meet Coen. This was the first picture of the two of them together....

and yesterday I was lucky enough to capture his first proper smile....

Doesn't he just melt your heart?? Well, he does mine {love sigh}

We've been lucky enough to have had some gorgeous weather the last 4/5 days. Nicole, Coen, GG'ma Judy, Nic's in-laws and I went to James Heritage Park and walked around the lake grabbing an icecream for the 2nd lap. 

I'm way behind on my work so after dropping the Rocky and Ruby off at Doggy Daycare this morning I'll be depositing The Judy at Nicole's for a day of cuddles and shopping and I'll hopefully tick a few things off my list :-D

Hope you have a fabulicious day

Catch ya later x

EDIT: Coen was weighed this morning...he's now a hefty 9LBS!!!!!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Pick a color any color...

Happy June!! Can you believe we are half way through 1013...where did it go??? 

Thank you to everyone for entering our Oh Baby! challenge last month. Make sure you check the Challenge Blog to see if you were one of the winners :-D

We are back to our fortnightly challenges and today's is Color Wheel. All you have to do is pick one color and use the one directly opposite as your main colors. 

I've been stuck for crafting time the last couple of weeks (can't think of why lol) and didn't think I'd get a card made for today but as luck would have it I found this card I'd made last month but hadn't yet posted that fit the challenge perfectly yippee!!!! I've used Blue-Green and Red-Orange...let me know what you think...

I made this card for my BIL using Through The Ages 50 BUT he wasn't 50...he was 55. I thought I'd be a bit cheeky and print 'and the rest' lol. I paper pieced the 50 and colored the bunting with my Copics as well as the glass of wine adding Glossy Accents to make it look wet.

Tee hee...hope he didn't mind!

A little peek at the inside. 

The winners of my image from last weeks Oh Baby! reminder, B for Baby are:

Congratulations me and I'll send the image to you asap.

A little update on my grandson Coen (I never get tired of saying that)...he is one day short of 2 weeks old and weighs in at 8lbs 1 oz...that's just shy of a 1lb gain!!! Most babies lose weight for the first week or so but not this little big guy lol. 

Isn't he just the cutest baby you've every seen {love sigh} He is so good and only cries when he's hungry. He had his first proper photo shoot at the the ones Ann Geddes does for her calendars. I can't wait to see them :-D

My mom, aka The Judy and now Great Grandma Judy arrives tomorrow for a month. It's been just over a year since we were all together for Nicole and Ben's wedding. We are all really excited and I can't wait for her to meet her great grandson...I hope I live long enough to have one of those lol. 

Ok...gotta fly. I've got a date with the wee man and Nic at 12 and I've got a few things to do first. 

Thanks for stopping by

Have a fabulicious week :-D

Catch ya later x