Sunday, April 26, 2015

(Inter)National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Extravaganza!

Southern Girls Challenge and SpiegelMom Scraps are teaming up to bring you a full on, awesome National Scrapbooking Day Weekend of fun, creating and prizes including prizes from our sub sponsor Auzz Trinkets & Crafts
Come and join in the fun - Sign up at

And you can use this special discount code in the Spiegelmom Scraps store to select some goodies to play with.....


We Are looking forward to this joint awesomeness and hope you will all come and join us!!! I've seen some of the DT projects and you will definitely be inspired!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

{Southern Girls DT} Card - here's a sign... that I love you!

Hi crafters!

When I was still at school, on a whim I did a sign language course - I don't remember a lot of it (a little like those 7 years of Japanese I did! All gone!) but I do remember a few key phrases, and I can still rock parts of "My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion) with my hands... which was the #1 song at the time (yes, it was THAT long ago).  Maybe it was a sign (excuse the pun) of things to come, when I would have my own deaf child.  We don't use sign language - we've focused on speech and listening with hearing aids and Cochlear Implants - but it has been so helpful to know a few for those times when the background noise is just so overwhelming and The Boy just can't hear anything.  A few key ones for us have been "OK?", "toilet", "I love you", "look", "show me", "thank you" and "can you see?" - especially useful when there are tall people in front of us at a show, church or display.

So when I saw that Kraftin' Kimmie had Tara - who signs - I just had to have her.  Isn't she divine? She was a lot of fun to colour too, I'll have to revisit her dress when I come to the clothing class over at Kit and Clowder! 

Card recipe:
Cardstock: white, purple
Paper: Kaszazz
Stamp: Tara (including sentiment) (Kraftin' Kimmie)
Colouring medium: copics
Other: hexagon embossing folder, gold heart brads, purple pearl paint

Kraftin' Kimmie: sketch (April) + twine (#276)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Card - just because I love you

Hello! Welcome to my corner of the blogosphere!

I applied for the last Tiddly Inks DT call (there's another one on now) and was so excited to be chosen as a runner up.  The lovely Christy asked all of the runners up to take part in a blog hop which has finally rolled around for today! Be sure to hop over to the Tiddly Inks blog to check out the amazing projects created by some very talented ladies :)

Here is my share today, featuring Wryn - Smart Cookie:

Isn't she adorable? And she comes with some really cute sentiments!

Card recipe:
Cardstock/paper: Crate Paper 'Craft Market' - Handmade Patterned Paper, Crate Paper 'Craft Market' - Project Glittered Double Sided Speciality Paper, white cardstock, pink cardstock
Stamps: Wryn - Smart Cookie (Tiddly Inks), Petite Petals (SU!)
Colouring mediium: Copics
Ink: Strawberry Slush (SU!)
Other: Crate Paper 'Craft Market' Ephemera Pack, pink doily

Besides the hop, I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Sister Act: #102 ATG
Tiddly Inks: #155 Spring's in

Thanks for swinging by today! 

OMM xox

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Card - 100% organic awesome

** NOTE: If you're looking for my DT post for Southern Girls, please scroll down or click here. **

Happy April Fools Day!

Did you play a prank, or were you pranked? I read a fun article this morning on the top 10 pranks that fooled nations - I did have a bit of a chuckle about some of those!

I have finally had a chance to get my Copics and stamps back out, and I'm so pleased to see that my colouring is improving.  I am STILL working through the hair and skin class over at Kit and Clowder, but I am going to work on that over the next few weeks and hopefully get it finished.  I'm keen to move onto the clothing class but my OCD wants me to finish one before I start the next *grin* - I wish that extended to actual craft projects! HAHA!

Today I have a fun boy's card for you featuring Hipster Kody from Some Odd Girl.  I have coloured him before, but this is the first time he's actually made it to a finished card!  The sentiment is also from this set.

Card recipe:
Stamp set: Hipster Kody (Some Odd Girl)
Colouring medium: Copics
Cardstock/paper: Old Olive (SU!), patterned paper and circles (Kaszazz), offcut of blue
Other: distressing tool, twine, Not Quite Navy pen (SU!), circle collection dies (SU!)

Sister Act: ATG #99
Craft Your Passion: ATG #255
Some Odd Girl: Linky party

Thanks for swinging by my blog today!

OMM xox