Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kenny K New Release Blog Hop


Today sees the launch of the new ROCK SQUAD in Kenny K's Shop and to celebrate Team A are doing a blog hop. Each DT member will be featuring 2 or 3 images from the new release, and the theme for this weeks challenge is MUSIC.
There are the most amazing prizes up for grabs (scroll down for more prize details).
To start the hop you need to head on over to Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog.

As always I wanted to join in the with the fun too so I created this card using the new "Groove Dude".

This was an awesome image to colour and I tried to make it more of a masculine card. This is also the first time I have tried colouring African American skin tone. I am pretty pleased with how this card came up.

But for some really awesome inspiration for your weekly Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge card you just have to check out Team A's cards. They have out done themselves this time.

We have Cult Pens offering £25 worth of copic markers and a wallet for storage.

Link to their site is

Fantastic Ribbons is offering 10 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice

Link to their site is .
Bearly Mine Designs is offering a Digi Set of the Winner's choice

Link to the site is
Wild Orchid Crafts is offering a package of pearls and flowers

Link to their site is  
and finally Kenny K is offering 3 Digi's of the Winner's Choice and 5 Decoupage Sheets

and the link to his site is

To be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE you must leave a comment on each blog and then leave your name on the Inlinkz at the last blog in the hop. The challenge closes on Saturday evening and the winner will be drawn by

There will also be prizes along the way, But you will have to hop to each design team members blog to find out who has them.

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to checking out all your cards.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #7 - Sketch


It's Sunday and that means challenge time again over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog (didn't I just say that yesterday???, sure seems that way!)

This week it is Team A's turn and they have an awesome sketch for you to follow this time courtesy of the incredibly talented Donna.

Of course I couldn't help but play along too this week so here is my take on Donna's sketch.

I know!! Don't fall over hey, there is NO PINK on this card!!

I have used Kenny's image "Devilish Donna" and coloured her with Copics. The straps on the boots were white too but when I went over the boots with Glossy Accents (same as Crystal Effects) they kind of went all gray looking :-(see bottom of post for card recipe).

Team A have got some spectacular cards to inspire you this week over at Kenny's Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog so head on over and check them out. Kenny has also release 10 new All Starz images, so be sure to head on over to his Digi shop and grab yourself some of those!!

I have really enjoyed checking out the amazing cards that were submitted in last weeks challenge ( it is so great to see so many of you coming back to play each week) and I can't wait to see what you all come up with this time with Donna's sketch.

You have a whole week to make your fabulous card and link it up on Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog.

As always there are prizes of Kenny's images up for grabs but you have to use one of Kenny's images to be in the running so what are you waiting for!!

What's in my card:

Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock - Stampin Up!
Washington Apple DSP - Stampin Up!
Orange ribbon from stash

Skin - E11, E00, E000 and R20
Hair, Eyes,Clothes and Boots - B97, B93 and B91

Glossy Accents
Kindy Glitz

Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Skateboard Girl and Blog Candy Alert


Wow, what fantastic weather we are having this weekend! The boys have been outside playing in the sandpit all morning.

I'm going to miss all this sunshine when I head down to Adelaide in just over a week. The drop in temperatures will certainly be a shock to my system. But it's worth it just to spend a little time with my Mum and Dad who I haven't seen for a couple of years and hopefully my two brothers as well who I haven't seen for atleast 15 years!

I actually managed to make a card last night, the first in ages that wasn't a Design Team challegne card. Kenny K released a few more All Starz images last week and I decided to colour up "Skateboard Girl".

Image and setiment are coloured with Copics and I have used Glossy Accents (same as Crystal Effects) on the helmet, skateboard, sentiment, scollops and corners.

I'm really happy with how this card turned out although it has one minor flaw, it doesn't fit in a 16cm x 16cm envelope!!

I am linking this card up to the following challenges:

Now on to the blog candy alert

My wonderful Mum, Shirley-Anne from Stamping for joy has a little blog candy give away on her blog.

Unfortunately, this time around she is only offering it to Australian Residents but maybe next time it will be world wide

This candy consists of :

Simply Sent Card Elements Kit " Flower Power",

Punches Three stamp set,

a paper pack , Patterns Pack 11

a container of rhinestones brads, Ice Circles.

I will be picking the winner on September 4th when I am down in Adelaide visiting Mum so be sure to swing past her beautiful blog and leave a little comment for her.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #6 Bold and Bright


It's challenge time again over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz!!

Congratulations to last weeks winners!!

Wow, it is so great to see so many of you joining in the fun, week after week. It's hard not to when Kenny's images are so much fun to colour. I find myself joining in even when it's Team A's turn. But this week is Team B's turn  and the challenge this week  is a colour combo - Bold and Bright.

Being limited by my range of Copics colours I have gone with pink and orange and I have used Kenny's image "Da Bomb" for my card.

Papers are from Stampin Up!

For some amazing inspiration go on over to Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog and check out the amazing talent of the the rest of the Design Team.

Don't forget to link up your card by the end of the week to be in the running to win some of Kenny's images.

If you hop on over to his shop now you will see there has been a mid -month release of 10 more All Starz images you are going to love!!

I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend and I look forward to seeing your creations.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A few photos and a blog award


I have not had a lot of time for crafting of late, so many things taking priority.

But I thought today I would share a few photos with you.

I have seen so many wonderful photos on some of the blogs that I visit and I find that I love getting a little glimpse in to my blogging friends lives. So I thought I would share a few photos of my own.

First up, winter sunrise here in Far North Queensland, Australia. This photo was taken from our front veranda about 6:15am the other morning.

Now I'd love to say that I took this photo, but it would be a lie. Mornings are a boy thing in my house. Dear Hubby and my eldest boy are always up around 5:30am and the younger two are up not long after. They are very good and wait till 6:30am before they come sneaking in to wake me up with cuddles. (It will be so sad when they are too old to do that). They did try to get me out of bed early to view this spectacular sunrise but I opted for another 15 minutes sleep, slack hey! I'm glad Hubby took this photo so I didn't miss it completely.

I did take the rest of these photos though

This is a photo (also taken from our front veranda) shows a typical winters day here in the tropics. Our average daily temp is about 28 degrees (approx. 82 degrees Fahrenheit).

And here are a few of our favourite residents that we share our home with.

Our lovely Kingfishers

We now have a very magestic pair of Kookaburras who have started to visit us every evening.

and when our African Tulip trees are in flower, we get flocks of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.

Finally one of our perhaps less glamerous but still amazing fellow residents is the Titan Stick Insect. And yes that is me holding it!

And now on to my recent blog award, given to me by the lovely, generous and incredibly talented Barbara from Barbara's World of Whimcees

Thank you Barbara for thinking of me. I have so enjoyed your recent posts about Little Doll and Fat Cat.

Seeing as how this has been such a long post. I will come back another time and forward this award on to some inspiring blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

In the Summer Time - Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #5

Hi, nice to have you stop by today.

It's Sunday AGAIN! But let's not get hung up on how fast this year is disapearing, instead let's focus on the exciting news that it's challenge time again over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz.

We had a fantastic number of entries in last week's challenge. It is so great to see so many of you joining in the fun each week. Believe me once you start playing with Kenny's fabulous images it's hard to stop.

Team A are on the job this week and they have a fun theme for you of "In The Summer Time". So let your imaginations run wild and choose your favourite Kenny K image and get started.

I have used "Download Diva" for my card.

My supplies are running low and I'm on a self imposed "no spend" month at the moment so I decided to create my own designer paper for the background using Stampin Up! So Safron Card stock and Cameo Coral ink ( I think) and SU Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Kenny K's "Download Diva" image is coloured with a mix of Copics and Water Colour Crayons.

The Design Team have come up with some absolutely amazing cards to inspire you this week so pop on over the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog to check them out for some inspiration. Then get creating and link your card up. There are prizes up for grabs (Kenny K images) so you have to be in it to win it as they say.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

50th Birthday


I've been a bad blogger again, it's been a while since I've had time to visit all my favourite blogs. So many things taking priority over my crafting time. But I will pop by soon to check out what you have all been up to.

I received an email from a friend late last night with a request for a large 50th birthday card for a lady asap. So I grabbed the Stampin Up - Cottage Wall - designer paper that was still on my desk from a card  I created a week or so ago. and came up with this A5 size top fold card.

Because the card was to be signed by a group of people I decorated the top and bottom of the inside of the card too.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to be visiting your blog soon.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kenny K Blog Hop


Exciting news!!

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz are hosting the first Kenny K Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Kenny's new Gothic Angelz images.

This is also my first blog hop so how excited do you think I am on a scale of 1 to 10?!

This is a long post today, so please scroll on down to check out my card and all the wonderful prizes that are up for grabs in the blog hop.

If you have arrived here from Sarah's blog then you are heading in the right direction but if you have just popped in for a visit and you want to join in the blog hop then you will need to start at Amy's blog. From my blog you will need to head on over to Jill's.

Just wait till you check out these amazing new images from Kenny, Va Va Voom or what!

My hubby even took the time to take a good look at this card and commented on how well my colouring skills are developing, how sweet of him to take the time to notice..........hee hee.

To be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE you must

leave a comment on each blog, ending up back at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog..

Link your name to the linkz once you have done so.

Check out these fantastic prizes that are up for grabs.......

Grand Prize
2 sets of Promarkers from LETRASET

Other prizes
Fantastic Ribbons - offering the winner 10 rolls of ribbon of their choice

Bearly Mine Designs - offering a Digi Set of the winner's choice

Kenny K - offering 3 Digi's of the Winner's Choice plus 5 of his Decoupage Sheets.

Now come along, join in the fun of the blog hop to be in with a chance to win a prize.

Start here and visit each blog in the hop and leave a little comment to let us know you visited. Also,
remember  that the regular weekly challenge is running over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog too so get your cards linked up there too to be in the running to win some free Digi's from Kenny.

Thanks for stopping by.


Paper Cubed (P3) August Challenge


Wow, 1st August already, that's just crazy!

But it does mean it's time for another challenge over at Paper Cubed.

Thanks to everyone one who joined in the challenge last months. Your entries were all fantastic. It was great to see so many different projects.

This month the challenge is to create a photo holder (not a frame).

I created this photo holder with Not Quite Navy and Whisper White cardstock from Stampin Up. I used my Copics to create the striped designer paper, Large and small star punches from Stampin Up as well.

Hop on over to the Paper Cubed (P3) challenge blog and check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team.

You have a whole month to get your project linked up.

I look forward to seeing what you create.

I 'll be back a little later with another post and some exciting news.

Thanks for stopping by.