Monday 31 December 2012

Clear it Out Challenge

Thank you to all of my new followers for joining me this month. Head on over to the Clear it Out Challenge blog to see if you are a winner!

It's a brand new year and I am so excited that my self imposed rule 'use what you have', is coming to a close-yahoo! I have a few gift cards in my pocket that I need to spend-lol. Having said that I can almost see the bottom of my first scrap bucket (yes, I said first).

Anywho, at the Clear it Out Challenge we are to use something textured on our cards. The sponsor is the totally awesome Bugaboo Stamps. The stamp I chose was a freebie Lil kitty on a limb it is free til Thursday so grab it while you can!

I originally chose to make a felt paw print but it didn't seem to work right with the card-on the outside. I plan to put it on the inside corner. So for texture I added layers, popped up the kitty, added buttons, and added grossgrain ribbon. I used copics to colour my kitty, butmay go back and blend it more after seeing it on here ;)
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you have one week to email me if your a winner to claim your prizes!

Sunday 30 December 2012

Hambo hoedown time!

It's the last challenge of the year at the Hambo Hoedown and it's anything goes.
using the brand new digi called Bailey Christmas, I created this card

I used up some Christmas paper scraps, and chalked the edges of my card. I coloured Bailey with my copics and added glitter. I also added some gems to the corner.

Thanks so much for visiting me this year. I do hope you've become a follower. I have tried to follow you back and leave comments throughout the year. It's been a pleasure getting to "know" you all


Saturday 22 December 2012

Yahoo, I won!

Hello everyone! Just a quick post tonight as I share some news. Christmas has come early as I found out I won the challenge here, at the Catch the Blog.

Thank you ladies for picking my card :) Can't wait to go on a shopping spree for 10 digis!!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Catch the bug take 2

Two posts in one day ,oh my! It's my second take on the Bugaboo challenge here at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.
On the tic tac board this round I chose to use Distress, red and green, and a Bugaboo image.
This is also my oops card....

The squares were meant to be the same size ...BUT it didn't happen that way! So, because I can't throw it out, (blame it on the Scottish frugal-ness in me) I decided to see how I could make it work. I actually like this one better.
The candy cane bear is glittered and all the edges of the patterned paper are distressed using SU ink.
The sentiment is a rub on from Making Memories (I'm certainly getting good mileage with that pack!!)

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Catch the bug challenge time

Head on over to the Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge blog for a game of tic tac toe!

I had a last few cards to make and I used this challenge as my inspiration. The three elements I chose to use were  Border, Flower, Pearls

I glittered her wings and the flower poinsettia to add some sparkle. The sentiment is a rub on from Making Memories. Stay tuned to my next post on what to do when you screw up big time and cut one of the squares the wrong

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Well today I received my first gift...a top 3 win from the MelJen's Designs Challenge blog! Woot Woot!  
Here is the badge I received

Thanks ladies for picking my baby shower card as a top 3.

 I'm off to the MelJen's store to pick out a digi...I maybe gone for a while-lol.

 On a side note, the store is having a 25% off coloured digi sale until Christmas!!

Have a great night. I'll be back later with some more Christmas cards I've made.

Sunday 16 December 2012

It's Hambo Time!

Hello to all the new peeps following along  :) So glad you are here!
To see why you should become a follower click here , lots of prizes to be won. Woot, Woot!

This week at the Hambo Hoedown the challenge is to make an easel card. I knew when I saw the challenge what I had it mnd. My son just completed Karate this week and I wanted to make him a card. He struggled through it, but in the end was able to complete the classes :) I am so proud of him.

I used the digi image from Hambo Stamps called 'Wee Henry Karate'

I coloured up Wee Henry with copics and popped him up. His little ribbon says 'I did it'-perfect for how proud my son  felt when he passed.
I didn't need to use anything to keep the top section up as the layer of vanilla seems to be holding it up.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday 13 December 2012

Woot, Woot, it's a 12 day giveaway

Head on over to the Digi Darla challenge blog and check out their 12 days of Christmas. Not only can you win her images but also some crafty prizes too!

They are on day 3 today but there is still lots of time to join in! Good luck. (and don't forget to check out the wicked sale on their digi cd's!!!)

Cyber huggs
Laura :)

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Digi Darla

As some of you know I have 3 children under 8. Life can sometimes get crazy busy. I try and take some 'mommy time' to make my cards but it seldom goes without interruption. Even though daddy may be home, mommy can do things daddy can't (at least that's the way they see it!)

Which brings me to my card. I made this Christmas card for the Digi Darla Challenge Blog 'snow fun with bling'. As I created this card I was pulled away at every step. Every step. Those kids of mine have radar that goes off every time I go into my craft room. Seriously!

I looked over my card and thought I definitely have the bling (on her hat, cuffs and boots). BUT, I was so upset I didn't remember the snow...or so I thought.

Take a peak at that green paper! Yep, snowflakes! Score :) So I can offically enter this into the challenge.
I think I may go back and add some versa mark snowflakes up top, if I get a chance to sneak away :)
Have a great night!

Monday 10 December 2012

MelJen's Challenge Time

It's anything goes over at MelJen's Challenge Blog.

This week I chose to use an oldie but goodie called 'baby shower'. I just love this image, it's so fun to colour :)

Here is my baby shower card for an upcoming boy shower

The background paper I've had for over a year, bought from Micheals. The brown ribbon is SU, the digi is coloured with copics. 
I added sparkles to the umbrella and diaper. Which got me to thinking, if you had all the money in the world, would you put bling on your baby's diaper?
Yep, random odd thoughts today-lol.
Have a great day :)

ps-still lots of time to enter into the Clear it Out Challenge and wins some goodies!

Yee-haw, it's Hambo time!

Welcome all my new followers, so glad you are here :) I'm so excited to be offering up some gift cards to a few lucky people!
If you missed the giveaway news you can check it out here

This week at the Hambo Hoedown, it's time to make a masculine card. This is perfect as I need to make a Christmas card for my brother. I used the digi stamp by Hambo called 'Anta Claus', here is my card

 In the photo  I added 'brother' in photoshop to give you an idea as to where I will be putting his name. I coloured the ant with copics, and used my chalk marker to add dots to the digi's ribbon. The snowflake and ribbon are from Stampin' Up (old stash). The rub on sentiment is from Making Memories. Thanks for stopping by :)
Laura W

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Awesome giveaway at the Clear it Out Challenge

It's challenge time at the Clear it Out Blog!

Head on over, make a card for a chance to win 2 digi's from Saturated Canary!

But we couldn't just have one winner, it is December after all :)

So in the spirit of giving, become a follower ------->
add an 'F' to your name when you link up your creation for additional chances to win.

I bought several gift cards so more people have a chance to win.
Here are some of the prizes....

Digi Darla Designs
MelJen's Design
A Day for Daisies
Melonheadz illustrating
Sassy Studio
a gift in the mail full of card making goodies

So what are you waiting for? Make a card, join my blog and have a Merry December! This challenge runs right til the end with winners being announced Jan 1st :)

Good luck!

Saturday 1 December 2012

Designed2Delight Progressive Challenge

Faith has outdone herself again with another adorable image Balloon Bouquet. Head on on over to her blog to find out how you can join in the fun :)

Here is the card I made

I love this adorable mouse. I coloured her with my copics, and added glitter stickles. The sentiment is from Hambo Stamps.

Off to put up the Christmas tree! Have a great night :)

EEEEEK, word verification, oh my!

Oh my lovely ladies! Thank you for letting me know that word verification was on. I had NO idea!! I think I have removed it. (please let me know if I didn't)

Hugs to all my new followers 

It's Hambo Time!

Head on over to the Hambo Hoedown blog to take part in this weeks challenge -C.A.S.E a card from their Pinterest board.

It was hard to chose just one but this is the one I picked (here is the link).
I loved how clean and simple it was.

Here is my card using the digi 'Bailey Cupcake' by Hambo Stamps.
The colours look really bright here but the cardstock is a darker blue. I chalked the edges, created the paper bow and popped up the image. The sentiment I wrote on the computer.

Thanks for popping by :) Have a great day!