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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Elizabeth

Hello fellow crafters, and welcome to my newest followers. I hope you enjoy your visits.
My goodness, the east coast of Australia is experiencing some major extremes in weather conditions! About 8 weeks ago we were on bushfire alert (we live in a rural area), and sadly, several hundreds of homes were destroyed. About 4-5 weeks ago, there were cyclones, mini-tornadoes and major floods, again with many homes and businesses destroyed, and now we have major flooding again. In the past 3 days, we had some of the heaviest rain in the 33 years we have lived here.

On a happier note, it is time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, and once again the theme is one I am sure you will love -
'USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR'
Our generous sponsors this week are -


I have used Sassy Studio Design's Elizabeth, and my favourite colour is burgundy, followed very, very closely by pink
I'm not sure what this fold is called, but I saw it in a magazine several years
ago. There were no instructions, so I experimented with some scrap paper,
made a template, which I squirrelled away, and forgot all about it until I was
looking for something else.
Here is the card, opened out. That beautiful paper, by Papermania, has 
a linen texture.
I coloured the image with my promarkers - this photo has her dress more 
'true to colour' than the top 2 photos. I added Stickles Star Dust
to the front of her dress, her earring, and her ring.
The 'inside' of the card. The layered scallops and the metallic
border strip are burgundy, not black as they appear in the photo.                 

I would like to enter the following challenges:-
                                        My Time To Craft #210 - 'Inspired By a Song or Film' 
Lady by Kenny Rogers
Creative Creations #4 - 'Inspired by a Song'
Lady by Kenny Rogers
Lexi's Creations #84 - 'Monochromatic'
                                                    Artistic Inspirations #30 -'Fancy Folds'

Image - Sassy Studio Design digital stamp Elizabeth
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper -  Papermania  A Christmas Carol
Dies - Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border; Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Ovals; Marianne Creatables LR0116 (flourishes)
Flowers, metallic border strip, and Stickles, from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.
Until next time, thank you for visiting.
Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Bundle of Hearts

Hello fellow crafters,

My goodness, the weeks just fly by don't they...I feel I must start soon on my Christmas cards so as to avoid the sense of panic I lived with last December.

Once again it's time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, and our theme this week is one I know all of you love -
'ANYTHING GOES'
We have 3 lovely sponsors this week, and they are


My card this week features the cutest little image, Bundle of Hearts,
by Crafty Sentiments Designs.
John and I never celebrate Valentine's Day...for us, every day together is special,
so I made this card for our Anniversary. I know that it is not until July, but it never
hurts to be prepared, does it. John doesn't look at my blog, unless I need help with
some difficult technical problem, so it is pretty safe to show you this card.
As usual, I have used my Promarkers to colour the image.
A closer look at the flowers and leaves. I bought a packet of the 
little red heart beads about 6 or 7 years ago. They have a lovely
pearly sheen - I really should use them more often.
As usual, I have decorated the inside of the card to match the front.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-
An Oldie But A Goodie - 'Bright Colours' - (heart beads-6 or 7 yrs; heart punch-18 months)
Celebrate the Occassion #100 - 'Happy Anniversary'
Timeless Tuesday #208 - 'I'm Seeing Red'

Image - Crafty Sentiments Designs digi Bundle of Hearts
Coloured - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Circles; Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Wreath Strip
                        Marianne
Punch - Martha Stewart PATP Hearts
Flowers, Red Heart Beads, Heart Brad, all from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

Thank you for visiting, and until next time, "happy crafting".
Hugs,
Jennifer. x













Thursday, 14 February 2013

Daisies and Ladybugs

Hello fellow crafters,
Once again it's time for a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, and our theme this week is
'USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO'

I have to confess I have 2 favouite colour combos - one is 'pink and green', but the one I have chosen to use for this challenge is 'pink and brown'. 

Our generous sponsors this week are 

and

I got to play with a lovely digi stamp set from Fred She Said Designs, 
and it is called Daisies and Ladybugs. There are lots of images in this set,
some are pre-coloured, and some are outlines for you to colour as you wish. 

I printed 2 copies of the large daisy head image, coloured them both, then cut out one,
which I shaped with a 'ball' tool. I then mounted it with 3D tape.
 
I love this group of small daisies - they are so pretty. I printed one
of the ladybugs in the digi set, and after I coloured her, I cut her out
and mounted her on 3 D tape.
A close up look at the double-mounted image of the 
large daisy head.
For the inside of  my card, I used another of the images in the set, and 
cut out the panel for the personal message, using the 'off the edge' technique.

Challenges I would like to enter are-:
Ladybug Crafts - 'Think Pink'
Bunny Zoe's Craft #33 - 'Flowers and Pearls'
Colour Throwdown #229 - 'Brown, White, Pink, Green'

Images - Fred She Said Designs Daisies and Ladybugs
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - First Edition Spring Drop
Dies - Spellbinders Labels, Classic and Scalloped Ovals
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Ink for sponging - Versacube Old Rose 
Pearls - Kaisercraft

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

Until next time, happy crafting, and thank you for visiting.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Monday, 11 February 2013

Happy Hippies

Hello fellow crafters,
I would like to welcome my newest follower, Chris. Thank you for signing up, and I hope you enjoy your visits.

Also, I have just noticed that I have had over 10,000 page views - that just amazes me. When I made the first nervous steps to begin my blog, I thought it would take me a year or 2 to reach that number, so thank you all for your interest.






















Recently, John and I were invited to a friend's 50th birthday party. In order to make it more special, she decided to have a 70s theme.

Flower Power, hippies, and protest marches were still 'Happenings' in the early 70s, so that was how John and I decided to dress. Everything except our sandals, and John's glasses and jeans were purchased at an op. shop in a nearby town, for the grand sum of $10! I washed everything the next day, and donated them back to the op. shop.

We printed the signs and the neck medallions on the computer, from a freebie site. 

Our entrance to the party was so funny...we marched in, chanting the ubiquitous "What do we want...(fun)...When do we want it...(now)", and all the older guests who had arrived before us, joined in, while marching around the garden and through the house. The 8 or 9 younger people there (aged in their teens and early 20s) just stood and stared...they thought we 'oldies' had 'lost our marbles'!

Enough of this frivolity..I will be back soon with something a little more sensible...a card methinks.

Thanks for visiting,
Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Clyde


Hello fellow crafters,
I would like to say "hello" to Larelle, in Tenterfield. She reads my blog regularly, and is a friend of my dear friend, Diane, for whom I made a card to celebrate our 50 years of friendship. Also, "hello" to Kerry, who, by chance, I met up with recently. We used to attend the same card classes, many, many years ago, and lost touch when the shop closed down.

It's time for a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty, and this week our theme is
RIBBON AND BOWS
Our generous sponsors are
and

I was asked to use a Bugaboo digi image, and had no hesitation in 
choosing Clyde Get Well - I love him!
If I was feeling poorly, I would love to have a visit from this 
adorable little chap.
A closer look - don't you just love the expression on 
his face.  
My 'ribbon' is part of an old 1 inch gauze bandage, that I have had
in my crafty stash for years. I wasn't sure what I would use it for,
but as soon as I saw this image, I knew it would be perfect.
The bow is tied with my Bow-Easy.
I really must learn to shoot straight with my camera!

Challenges I would like to enter are-:
No Matter Which #6 - 'Ribbon and Bows'
Creative Moments #10 - 'Buttons and Bows/Anything Goes'

Image - Bugaboo digi stamp Clyde Get Well
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - First Edition Family Ties           
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Rectangles
Buttons, Twine, Mini Rose, and Gauze Bandage, all from my junk stash

For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.

Until next time, happy crafting and thank you for visiting.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x