Monday, March 30, 2009

Monthly Aloha RAK Swap Goodies :D

WOW! I feel sooo spoilt! These gorgeous goodies arrived yesterday from Erin in Ohio, USA ~ my partner for the March "Monthly Aloha RAK Swap".
Thanks bunches for everything Erin :D I especially love your cute cherry theme card :D
Smiles, Tracey

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March Aloha RAK Card for Erin

This month I joined the "Monthly Aloha RAK Swap" for the first time & my RAK partner was Erin in Ohio, USA :D
The card I made for her was based on the Mojo Monday Sketch #77 design & I've used a brown base card & pastel pink panels layered with a white Cuttlebug embossed panel (Swiss Dots) & plain white panel with a stamped & coloured Penny Black image (kickin').
I've coloured the image using a mix of watercolour pencils & Tombow brush markers then added self adhesive light pink rhinestones to finish.
The sentiment has been made using my favourite Stampin' Up scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch & silver peelcraft "With Love" stickers.
I really enjoyed taking part in the RAK swap & if you would like to join in too, the details can be found on Tracy's blog ~ :D


Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Birthday Card for the Mayor.......

Hi everyone :D

It's great to be here posting again as it's been a busy couple of weeks & I've finally found a moment to update my blog!.

Although I've only got one card to share today I've made several more recently to sell at the craft stall I share with another crafting friend & one day (hopefully!) I'll remember to take photos of a few of them before I take them in to sell!!

Todays card was made for a special friend of ours ~ Kerry ~ the Mayor of our beautiful city.

We first met Kerry when she was working as a midwife & we were blessed to have her at the birth of both of our children & we've kept in touch with her ever since :D

The card I've made was "cased" from a card shown on Michelle's gallery (The Card Grotto) ~ thanks for the inspiration Michelle :D ~ & I'm really pleased with the result.

My next "mission" will be to come up with a creation for my hubby's birthday on April 7th so I'm hoping my "creative juices" will be flowing freely in the next few days 'cos I'm not sure where to start at this point!

Thanks so much to everyone who visits my blog & leaves a comment ~ they are all greatly appreciated :D


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Made To Order.......

Every now & again I'm asked to make a card to order & here's one I made a couple of weeks ago :D

A lady saw one of my cards on our New Zealand online auction site (Trade Me) & brought one for her daughter's birthday & then asked if I could make one for her cousin too. The theme was Spongebob Squarepants so armed with a few stickers, micro fine glitter & card I set to work!

The base card is bright yellow which I've layered with white & the numbers "13" have been hand cut from "Jac" paper (double sided adhesive) & then covered with two layers of micro fine gold glitter. Peelcraft tiny gold stars have been added to each corner & then I've finished with the "Happy Birthday" wording & Spongebob stickers.
This style of card is one which I make quite often as they are popular sellers but I usually only make them for ages 1-7 so it was quite nice to make a "double digit" card for a change :D

Friday Sketchers Challenge #43

Here's another sketch challenge card ~ this time it's for the Friday Sketchers Challenge #43.
I really enjoyed this week's sketch & had fun making this card even if it's taken me just about the whole week to get together!! Life has been kind of busy on the home front & I didn't think I was going to get this done in time so I'm pretty happy that I have :D
The base card is one of my all time fave colours (Plover Purple) which I've then layered with white. The panels are made of the same Plover Purple/White combo & I've embossed one using my Cuttlebug Hearts embossing folder & adhered some of the cute stickers from the "Suzy's Zoo" range to the other. Mulberry paper flowers & purple self adhesive rhinestone embellishments have been added to finish.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog :D

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Maria's Gorgeous Blog Candy

Maria ( has some fab blog candy on offer to celebrate her 1 year blogoversary so pop over to her blog & join in the fun!
The winner will be drawn on March 16th at 12 o'clock midday :D


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge ~ "Circles"

As I enjoyed participating in the Friday Sketchers Challenge a couple of weeks ago I decided to try my hand at another challenge ~ this time it's the latest one on the Daring Cardmakers Blog & the theme is circles.

Initially I struggled a bit to come up with an idea but after a bit of a "brainwave" & fiddling with a few embellishments, I'm really thrilled with the finished result :D

I've made my card using a layered red panel embossed with one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders (Hearts), then added a narrow strip of white card embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.

The central white panel has the cute circular Forever Friends picture which I cut out from a piece of gift wrapping paper; the "Thanks" Cuttlebug die cut & is finished with two mulberry paper flowers & four self adhesive rhinestones. My Carl corner rounder punch also came in very handy this week!!

It looks like I'm getting hooked on challenges.......... pity I don't have any extra time to squeeze in a few more :( Such is life with a 13 yr old & 6.5 yr old to chase around after, but I'm aiming to try & do at least one challenge a week so fingers crossed I will manage it!

Thanks so much to everyone who has visited my blog & left a comment :D I look forward to you visiting again & will try & pop over to your blogs soon too.

Until next time..........