Sunday, February 20, 2011


Ok so this was a little hard to get a good picture of because of the shiny background reflecting with the scanner light. The challenge at Cute Card Thursday is Happy Shiny Cards and at Paper Play it is shine. I have entered this card in both challenges because it is very shiny. I found this metalic under the sea bubble cardboard at the craft shop which is perfect for my magnolia mermaid who also has shiny hair. The green bubbles are also shiny. Over all this is one very shiny card. Sorry I was just laughing to myself while I was typing this post, Iwas listening to the radio a while back and the hosts rang shed world to see how many times they could get him to say shed in their conversation, kind of over using the word shiny in this post, lol. x Amanda

Truly Scrumptious, swirls and pearls

THis is the first time I have used my LoTv stamp. It is so cute. I have entered this card in the swirls and pearls challenge at Truly Scrumptious. The swirls being embossed by my cuttlebug and the pearls in my bow. X Amanda

Color Throwdown , Friday Sketches

Color Throwdown's challenge is Ballet Blue, Dark Green, Light Green. I have used this bugaboo digi to make a get well card. Not a very sypathetic one but I think some people need a good laugh when they're not well.I have followed Friday Sketches sketch this week. xAmanda

Stamp Something, Paper Play

Stamp something has got a funky challenge this week. I have made an easel card using a kenny k digi and my new roller stamp from stampin up. I have also added a little shine to her hair and the sentiment to enter paper play's shine challenge. x Amanda

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches and C4E

I have followed the sketch at Tuesday morning Sketches for this pageI have also stayed with the pinks and browns the colour of the swimmers and rocks to join in Crafts 4 Eternity's pink and brown challenge. This is Lys's first fish she ever caught and she was so excited but scared at the same time. We let this one swim in a bucket for a while then set him free.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Card patterns sketch

I have followed Card Patterns sketch to create another scrapbook page, this one is of my two crazies. I love these photos. We go on holidays at least twice a year to 1770/ Agnes Waters Queensland, it is a very quiet coastal town with nothing to do but relax, go to beach, fish or go boating. There is no take away chains or big shopping centres or even a set of traffic lights but we love it, It is our perfect family getaway. My mum and brother also live here so we spend alot of time catching up over a few drinks. They have huge sand dunes along the beaches and my crazies love climbing to the top and jumping or sliding down. These photos don't really justify how high they are, it is awesome fun. Well I have my next photo and idea ready to go, so bye for now. x Amanda

Friday Sketchers and M4M crazy hair

What a very busy card making weekend. Yesterday I helped my friend put together her wedding invites they were already pre-cut and printed but it still took five hours for six people to finish. We were going to do the bombonaires aswell but that will have to be another day. I pre-cut those from stampin ups candy wrapper on Friday night and that took over two hours alone. I got up early this morning and made my father in laws 70th birthday invitations and now it is time for some creative fun. I felt like doing some scrapbooking of some of my fave pics of my daughters, I had the biggest scare yesterday when at my friends house. I told my girls they could go outside but stay on the Alishas block meaning her yard, when I went to check they were ok I couldn't see them so I realised they probably meant around the block so I went to look and they were nowhere. I jumped in my car and went searching but couldn't find them, I was frantic driving everywhere and asking anybody I saw, as were the others and then there they were walking back smiling and waving at me not having a clue they were missing or why I was a total emotional wreck, I swear it took another hour before I could stop shaking.

Anyway this is one of my favourite photos of my littlest crazy pretending she is eating fishbait. I have followed the Friday Sketchers Sketch to do this page as I have not done much scrapbooking before. I also thought I'd join in Mad 4 Markers crazy hair challenge with my little Magnolia mermaid. I have used BG09, Bg23, Bg34 and BG49 to colour her in. Thanks for checking my creation. x Amanda

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CCT, Stamp something, ICS sketch

Well this should be my last post of the day and it sums it up well as I'm sitting here with a glass of wine in my hand. I have had a wonderful weekend lots of family time, lots of pool time, great morning at nippers and quite alot of craft time. Now to finish this great weekend a couple of glasses of wine while hubby cooks our roast dinner on the bbq yummy. I have linked this card to a few challenges Cute Card Thursday is something with humour which I think this image from Sassy Studios is. I have also followed a terrific sketch from ICS and Stamp Something's challenge is to use a digi. Hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as me. x Amanda

Color Throwdown and Crafts for eternity

This little cutie is another new digi I got from Sassy Studios, I have coloured her so I could follow Color Throwdown's challenge of Espresso, crumbcake, bashful blue and saffron. I had the bashful blue and saffron but I have used choc chip and creamy caramel for the other two colours I have not got. I also followed this great sketch to enter Craft for Eternity's challenge. Thanks for looking x Amanda

papertake weekly and Creative Card Crew

I love this hippie image from Sassy Studios, I have used her for Papertake Weekly's Challenge use flowers as she has them everywhere. Couldn't help but sing I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair while colouring her in. I have also done a pink and purple colour combo to join in at Creative Card Crew which is their challenge this week. Enjoy, x Amanda

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland's Challenge is reach for the Stars, I have used rah rah rondah from Sassy Studios for this card and the sentiment is from SU animal Crackers. Amanda

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bearly Mine Challenge & Truly Scrumptious Sketch

A card for men or boys is the challenge at Bearly Mine challenges . I have used another Kenny K girl image and I just went searching through my digis to tell you where my barrell image was from and it doesn't tell me. I have used SU cheers to you stamp set as well. The sketch I have followed is from Truly Scrumptious you can find it here. Have fun joining these two great challenges. x Amanda