06 March 2015

A PERSON I AM HAPPY TO KNOW {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

Hope all of you are keeping well and having fun in March, yes can you believe it that 2015 has already progressed to March.  There must be a secret island where time is escaping too.   I have used this super cute little girl called  CALLA.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase CALLA here

The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is FUN HAIR COLOURS for March.  I have coloured her with Copics. The buttons, raffia and design papers are from my stash. The folded flowers have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .



I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:



  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Craft Your Passion - ATG



  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs

    04 March 2015

    PARTY TIME {Fresh Brewed Designs Colour Challenge}

    Colour Challenge
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs with a colour theme (WHITE + GREEN + ONE OTHER COLOUR).  I have used this sweet little girl all dressed in her pretty party dress, called SWEET CANDY CORN GIRL, which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.


    She has been coloured with Copics.  The design papers and brads are from my stash. The pretty crocheted flowers have been made by a very dear friend, don't you think they add lovely texture to the card design. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.


    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
    Sister Act - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    The Pink Elephant - Girly Girl
    Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a Twist of Green
    Melonheadz Friends - Use Green
    Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
    Clear it Out - ATG - Stash item ATG (the buttons has been in my stash for more then 5 years) (3/3)
    Creative Card Crew - Green
    Papertake Weekly - ATG + use handmade flowers (the crocheted flowers)
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


    Crafty Hugs

    03 March 2015

    WHOLE WHEAT DONUTS {Fresh Brewed Designs New Release}

    New Digi Releases
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    Hi my lovely followers and visitors, some beautiful NEW images are being released today at Fresh Brewed Designs.    I have used this elegant girl called BIRTHDAY GIRL. You can purchase her here.

    Also check out Fresh Brewed Designs' current challenge here; and their Facebook Page here.

    The images have been coloured with Copics and the dresses paper pieced.  The design papers and bling are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.




    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Crafty Your Passion - ATG
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
    Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Sentiment
    Pile it On - Adhesive Embellishments (the pink bling is self adhesive)
    Sentimental Sundays - ATG with Sentiment
    Clear it Out - ATG - Stash item ATG (the design papers has been in my stash for more then 5 years)
    Papertake Weekly - ATG + use handmade flowers (the folded flowers)
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.

    Crafty Hugs

    UNEXPECTED MIRACLES {POP Challenge 24}

    This month our theme for Challenge #24 at Path of Positivity is 

    SERENDIPITY

    definition and some examples:
    • luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serendipity)
    • Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendipity)

    I used this Beautiful fairy from SAMI STAMPS - just click on the name of the image below to take you directly to Sami's  Online Shop:



    The image has been coloured with copics and paper pieced. The design papers are Basic Grey and the flower embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The bling is from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .
      





    Stephanie, from Steph's Scrap Happenings, is our GDT for this challenge.  

    The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

    • A $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • A $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
    There will also be:
    • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
    • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

    Links for your post:

    Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your SERENDIPITY creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.24. Can't wait to see your creations.  
       
    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    The Pink Elephant - Girly Girl
    Inky Chicks - Flowers
    Crafty Gals - Fancy Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
    2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG as long as you belong to a Design Team
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Sentiment
    Pile it On - Adhesive Embellishments (the pink bling is self adhesive)
    Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    Sentimental Sundays - ATG with Sentiment
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a Twist of Green
    Melonheadz Friends - Use Green
    My Besties UK - ATG+Bling (1/1)
    OLLCB - Lots of Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
    Shabby Tea Room - Pop of Pink
    Whoopsi Daisy - Add a Sentiment
    Clear it Out - ATG - Stash item ATG (the design paper has been in my stash for more then 5 years)
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - Spring Colours (1/1)
    Creative Card Crew - Green
    Papertake Weekly - ATG + use handmade flowers (the folded flowers)
    Party Time Tuesdays - ATG


    Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much.


    Crafty Hugs

    01 March 2015

    WONDERFUL {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 110}

    {Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #110}

    Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this month is EMBOSSING WITH RED AS MAIN COLOUR challenge.

    I have used the following image from DigiStamps4Joy:

    1. DAFFODIL
    The sentiment and word art is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers, bling and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellishments have been created with a Fold It Swirls template.  The flower has been coloured with copies and the brown embossed paper has been sanded.  The word art and sentiment has been chalked with dry chalks.

    Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #110.



    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Card Mania - Spring
    Get Creative - Use Embossing
    Ooh La La Creations - Add something Green
    The Pink Elephant - ATG
    Digi Choosday - ATG
    Inky Chicks - Flowers
    Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
    Crafty Gals - Fancy Folds (the folded flower embellishments and its a centre step design)
    Aud Sentiments - Bingo (2 Pattern Papers/Bling/Embossing)+Sentiment
    Outlawz Twisted Thursday - ATG
    2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - ATG as long as you belong to a Design Team
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Emboss It
    Jos Scrap Shack - ATG
    Allsorts - Brads
    My Sheri Crafts - Welcome Spring
    Country View Challenge - ATG
    Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
    Creative Craft Cottage - Include a Sentiment
    Sisters of Craft - ATG
    Come and Get It - Emboss It
    Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
    Pile it On - Adhesive Embellishments (the red jewel stones are self adhesive)
    Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi
    Sentimental Sundays - ATG with Sentiment

    Thank you for stopping by and all the wonderful uplifting love you leave behind.

    Crafty hugs

    20 February 2015

    THE BEST THINGS {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Post}

    {DT Project for Art by Miran}

    Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines last weekend and that you were spoilt rotten with yummy choccies.   I have used this cute little girl called  CHLOE.  Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase CHLOE here

    The theme over at Art by Mi Ran's Showcase Blog is CAS for February.  Once again CAS was a tall order for me and this is about the closest I could get.  I have coloured her with Copics. The bling and design papers are from my stash. The weaved hearts have been created with tag punches (see tutorial below) The sentiment and word art background are from Paulette {Create with TLC} .


    TUTORIAL FOR WEAVED HEARTS









    I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Craft Your Passion - ATG
  • Love to Scrap - ATG
  • Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in Pink
  • Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bling it On
  • Digi Choosday - Spring Time Pastels
  • In the Pink - Cute


  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here. 
    Crafty Hugs

    19 February 2015

    HELLO {Fresh Brewed Designs Animals Challenge}

    Animals Challenge
    FRESH BREWED DESIGNS

    A lovely challenge is currently running over at Fresh Brewed Designs with the theme ANIMALS.  I have used this cute little monkey called BETSY'S BIRTHDAY, which you can purchase here. Also visit Fresh Brewed Designs' Facebook Page to join in all the fun and surprises, here.


    Betsy has been paper pieced and coloured with Copics.  The design papers, buttons and raffia are from my stash. The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The folded embellishment have been created with square punches.


    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with Inspirational Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
    Sister Act - ATG
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and/or Punches (used circle punches behind the buttons and square punches for the folded flower)
    Creative Moments - ATG/Paper Piecing
    Inky Impressions - Cute and Cuddly
    Paper Shelter - Animal Magic
    Seize the Birthday - ATG Birthday + topping option
    Crafty the Craic - Birthday or Anniversary
    Crafts 4 Eternity - Use two of something (used to large buttons)
    Creative Corner - Kiddy Fun
    Flashback Friday - Use Pink and/or Blue (the buttons have been in my stash for many years)
    Catch the Bug - Girls Just want to have Fun
    Come and Get It - Birthdays
    Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
    The Pink Elephant - Birthdays
    Use Your Stuff - Circles (used circle punches behind the buttons and the buttons have been in my stash for quite a number of years)
    Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty in Pink
    Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment
    Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Bingo (Flowers/Die Cut or Punch/Image)
    Just Inspirational - Handmade Flowers (the folded flower has been created with square punches)
    Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Punches/Free(image)/Buttons)


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at my little space in blog land.


    Crafty Hugs

    16 February 2015

    UPCYCLED MILK TIN

    UPCYCLED EMPTY BABY MILK FORMULA TINS
    {Warning Photo Heavy Post}


    It was cute little Nina's FIRST Birthday on 4 February 2015 and her dear mom, Jeanine has been saving all Nina's empty milk formula tins for me to use in my upcycling projects.  So I thought it fit to upcycle one especially for Nina to gift her a 1st birthday gift with.  I have used the cute little dancing elephant from QKR Stampede which you can purchase here.  The folded embellies have been created with scallop square punches. The sentiment is from Hannelie (Desert Diva)






    ... and here are some photos of the photo shoot I did of Nina's cake smashing celebrating her first birthday.  The grown ups had more fun than little Nina, as she is a very neat little girl and did not want to get dirty at all.  It was more a cake caressing than a cake smashing photo shoot, lol. Nina's mom Jeanine, baked and decorated the beautiful cake - such a shame to have to dig into it.














    I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with my upcycled milk tin:

    613 Avenue Create - ATG with optional twist
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG
    Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG
    Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent - ATG but must Recycle
    Flashback Friday - Use Pink or Blue and something more than 1 year old from your stash.  The flat pearls has been in my stash for nearly 2 years)
    Just Inspirational - Any Animal
    The Outlawz - Tuesday Colour Inspiration

    Crafty Glas Corner - ATG
    Decorate to Celebrate - ATG
    Paper Shelter - Recycle
    Craft for the Craic - Birthday or Anniversary
    Creative Corner - Kiddy Fun
    A Gem of a Challenge - Children's playtime
    Dis Digi Designs - Lots of Embellishments
    Come and Get It - Birthdays
    Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
    Through the Purple Haze - Embellish Embellish
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Not Just Cards - ATG


    Thank you again for all your wonderful visits and all the love you leave for me here.  

    Crafty hugs