Monthly Archives: September 2010

Crafty Creations Challenge – Owls

I’ve always found something a bit creepy about owls and with all of the autumnal challenges at the moment, I’m having to face my fears a bit. I think it’s their eyes and the fact that they can swivel their heads – too much like the exorcist for me! hehe

Anyway, on to the challenge… This is my entry into the Crafty Creations Challenge. I bought some peel offs a few weeks ago as they had some really lovely swirls and flowers and they also had some owls on the sheet so it was a good excuse to get rid of, I mean, put to good use the owls hehe.


  • DP from the Eastern Promise and Funky Vintage paper stacks
  • Peels offs from my local craft shop 
  • Cookie Cutter Scalloped Circles which I ran through my big shot
  • glimmer chalks.

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge – Fancy Floral

The nice postman who always arrives mega early when I’ve ordered presents delivered the incredibly gorgeous DCWV Latte paper stack this morning, just in time for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge which this week is Fancy Floral which suits these papers down to the ground! I’ve bought a few DCWV paper stack lately and they’re pretty much at the top of my favourite craft companies at the moment.

I’d printed off the art deco lady last night, ready to do something with today but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with her but these papers screamed to be used so I coloured her in using promarkers and water colour brush markers finished off with glimmer chalks for a nice subtle sparkle

  • DCWV Ornate Floral and Textured Purple papers
  • Art Deco Lady by Sarah Lake on Craftsuprint
  • 5” white linen card blank
  • Moss green grosgrain ribbon
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania watercolour brush markers
  • Papermania shimmer chalks

MyGrafico Challenge No. 68

Prepare to be scared. Tremble in fear as this week’s challenge is all about that time of year when ghouls and ghosts, witches and warlocks and monsters and mummies come out to play. 
This week’s challenge theme is Halloween (muahahahahaha…) and to join in, you will need to make Anything BUT a Card.
Pop over to the Challenge Blog to take a look at the rest of the design team’s wonderful creations made using the Little Witch digi stamp by Clip Art and Scrap and digi papers by Goodness & Fun ; Halloween Cuties. The DT have made projects from digital layouts, treat bags and a poison apple bowl!
I have made a reversible door hanger. At the start of the night, you hang it this way so the little gremlins who appear on your doorstep know to knock 
And at the end of the night, when you’ve ran out of sweet treats, you simply flip it over so that the monsters know that their knock will not be rewarded
Prizes and rules are over on the main Challenge Blog. Hope to see your frightfully good creations throughout the week!

Lilly Bimble MyGrafico Sale

Good morning peeps. Lilly Bimble has a sale over at Head on over there for a massive 35% off!

I have some of her papers myself and I must say, she does lovely work! Sale ends midnight 30 September 2010

I’m ba-ack!

Got back today from a mini break to Blackpool with DH, Meadow and the in-laws. Last year we got blown about by the gale force winds and lashing rain but this time, we had some nice weather with just a few showers. We did a heck of a lot of walking, lots of eating (to replace the calories we lost while walking…) and a bit of shopping. A fun time was had by all.

Blackpool Tower – Undergoing Renovations
Making the biggest sandcastle ever…

The view from our room 
Walking down to the Tower
Oh I do like to be besides the seaside

Owl Be Seeing You

It’s Wednesday again and time for another MyGrafico craft challenge – hurrah!

This week’s theme is paper piecing. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I’ve never done any paper piecing before but managed to create an R.S.V.P card just so I can use a sentiment/pun saying “Owl be seeing you” hehe. Yes, I know, I’m a bit sad… 🙂

This is what we go to work with this week and is the prize you can win.

Dotted Daisy Dotted Line Papers


Cocoa Studios Mod Owls Clip Arts
click me to see!

That’s a fabulous $8 worth of prizes!

Paper Piecing Card

I decided to funk-up the Owl a little bit by making the “feathers” out of the pink and green dotted papers and then added an extra dimension to the card by layering up the owl’s face.

Challenge conditions

  • Follow the theme by using any amount of paper piecing on your new project
  • You don’t have to use MyGrafico products but you get two entries in the draw if you do
  • Add the link to your blog post to inlinkz and cross your fingers that you get to win the fantastic set we got to work with this week

Have Fun!

Oh how cute

off to the seaside tomorrow so busy packing and prepping tonight but just had to play with the new Magnolia stamp which was sitting on the doormat for me when I got home from work today

It's from the apples and cherries collection and is called ''brotherley love Edwin'' I can already envisage many cute cards made with this stamp. I've just quickly coloured this in with promarkers to get a feel for it but it's so cute!