Saturday 29 January 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge & CES Bold and Bright

Good morning and happy Saturday. I have 2 cards to share today, each very different. 

First up is the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challlenge. Another wonderful sketch to follow. I took a few liberties with this one but you can still see the original sketch in my card. 

My papers are Rose Garden, by Papermania and I've inked them with Brushed Cordoroy distress ink. Stamps are from both the Afternooon Tea Sentiments and Vintage Ornaments collections. I've added some white lace and pink distressed seambinding and finished off by stitching all of my papers. 

Next up is CES Challenges and this week we would like to see BOLD & BRIGHT! So this is about as bold and bright as I get. 

I also followed the sketch on The Sugar Bowl. My Sassy image has been coloured using copic sketch markers. The papers are Magnolia's Fairytale collections and they've been machine stitched. Lace and flowers are from Crafty Emma's Store. Simply Sassy are having a guest DT call at the minute so if you're interested you need to make a card using a Sassy image and your own style of crafting. 

The Sugar Bowl - Sketch {optional theme of Love}
Simply Create - give your heart away {heart doily}
 Mami Doodles – magic of love
Crafty Catz - flowers
 Charisma Cardz – Valentine/love
Totally Gorjuss- As you Like It
Delightful Challenges - include a heart on your project
Do You Stack Up? - patterned paper
Little Red Wagon - lace
Paper Pretties - sewing
Stampavie and More - love

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today. Wishing you a wonderful weekend... 

Friday 28 January 2011

InStyle Stamps Valentine Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to InStyle Stamps Valentine's blog hop. The theme this month is Valentine's, and there is a $25 goodie bag up for one lucky person who votes for their favourite project on the InStyle Stamps blog. 

If you have arrived here from Cathy's Blog you are on the right path...  if not, you need to go back to the start of the hop on the InStyle Stamps blog

For my project I made a Sweet Notes box for my daughter. I used the cute Rapunzel image from the Fairy Tales collection {she picked the image ;) } 

Next up on the hop is Taylor.

Box Template: Splitcoast Stampers
Image: Rapunzel by InStyle Stamps
Papers: Rose Garden by Papermania
Tools: Copic sketch markers, MS scoring board, Classic & Scalloped circle Nestabilities
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly: Prima
Ribbon: Stash

Thanks for visiting me today. Have a wonderful Friday! xx

Thursday 27 January 2011

PaperPlay Challenges & a Whiff of Joy GDT

Good morning! I hope your Thursday is going well. It's a bright & sunny, yet chilly, day here. 

This week's PaperPlay Challenge is Layer it Up and we would love to see loads of layers on  your creations. I made 2 cards for this challenge as I just love layering my papers :D We are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts and the prize is a cool $10 store voucher.

On this first one I used another Fairy Tales image - Alice - by Instyle Stamps. Now I'm not usually a fan of all things blue when it comes to girls, lol, but I really like the colour scheme for this image. 

My papers are a mix of Basic Grey and Pink Paislee. The co-ordinating ribbon came wrapped around my little man's pj's when I bought them.. definitely a case of recycling here :) The flowers and crystal drops are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Kaboodle Doodles - Bling it up
Crafty Pad - Girly
Craft Your Passion - Use 2 patterned papers
Top Tip Tuesday - fabulous flowers

My next card is also my entry into Whiff of Joy's colour combo challenge which is Chocolate, Teal & Cream. LOVE this colour combo!!!! The image I used, Ben, is one of the Valentine releases but I made a Birthday card. Works well, yes? lol. 

The papers are Graphic 45 Steampunk - who'd a thought you could make these papers 'cute'? haha!! The green & brown seam binding.. hmm.. I paid a sweet fortune for this on Etsy a while back before it became popular and easier/cheaper to get.. *sulking*. lol. Still, I love the distressed effect on it and am hoarding it like nobody's business :D 
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

Ben has been coloured using copics - 
Skin: E21, 51, 00, 02
Hair: E53, 51, 50
Pants/Shoes: E44, 43, 42
Sweater: BG13, 15, 18
Shirt/Tie - E41, 40
Gift -  BG0000, 10, 11
Rose/Ribbon: R32, 35, 37

Gingersnap Creations - coffee and cream
Penny's Paper-Crafty  – anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - my favourite thing
Wild Orchid Challenges - Let's Get Sentimental
Copic Creations - Something New

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. Be sure to pop over to the PaperPlay blog and leave my teamies' a little love :) Have a great day!!

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Inky Impressions Challenge - Embossing & one for The Sugar Bowl

Hi everyone. This is my 2nd post today, if you're looking for my WMS Birthday Hop Waltz card click HERE.

This week on Inky Impressions our challenge is Embossing - heat or dry - it's up to you :)

My image is called All Bundled Up Lili and I've coloured her using Copic sketch markers -
Sweater - RV91, 93 95. 
Socks/Gloves/Scarf - G24, 82, 85, 
Boots/Pants - W3, 5, 7 ,9. 
Skin - E00, 02, 21, 51, 
Hair - E41, 43, 44

My papers are Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on my white card. 

Be sure to check out the Inky Impressions challenge blog to see what me teamies have created. Remember, to be in with a chance of winning a fabby prize pack you must play along with each challenge this month. 


My next card is one I  made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge, which is a sketch by Kiki. These Sassy images are just fantastic to colour up an the one I've used on my card, Hippy Chick, is among my favourites - of course there are new ones released now and I've already got a wishlist going, lol. 

How pretty is she??!!??

Simply Sassy are also having a guest DT call. If you want to be in with a shot then you must use a Sassy image and create a card in your own style. All the deets are HERE.

Again, I've used copics to colour her - 

Skin - E00, 02, 11, 21, 51
Hair - E44, 43, 42
Top/Hairband - R81, 83, 85
Leg Warmers/Socks? - BG0000, 10, 11
Shoe - W3, 5, 7
Flowers - Y15, 18. BG05, 07. R35, 39
Eyes - BG05, 07

The papers on this card I've had FOR.EV.ER!! They are Rose Garden by Papermania. I've matted them with rose pink cardstock and some dark brown paper from BG Stella Ruby.

The chipboard circle behind my image has been painted with Adirondack acrylic paint. dabber "Shell Pink" and the brads are from Whiff of Joy. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the adage ticket is from Tim Holtz Idea-ol-ogy range.

Everybody-Art-Challenge - My Favourite Thing {flowers!!}
My Time To Craft - embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - fabulous flowers
Woodware USA  - Anything Goes
Crafty Pad - Girly
Copic Creations - use something new plus Copics
Paper Pretties - sewing
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
Little Red Wagon - lace

Thanks for swinging by!! Have a great day :)

Three squeaks for the Birthday Girl!!

Good morning!! Today the Waltzingmouse DT are having a very special BIRTHDAY blog hop, for a very special person - Ms. WaltzingMouse herself -  Claire, owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps is celebrating her birthday today. 

Over the past number of months not only has Claire been a fan.tas.tic 'boss' but she's become a very good friend to me and I am truly blessed to have 'met' her. I know every member of the WMS DT feel exactly the same and that's why we wanted to do something special for her....

So each of the DT, The Mischief makers and some friends have made a birthday card for Claire... and we've used her wonderful WMS stamps too.. ;) 

If you've arrived here from Lisa's blog then you're on the right path.. if not then you need to jump back to Claire's blog {which Lisa hijacked for the occasion, lol}

I've used Very Vintage Labels 10 stamped out using Victorian Velvet distress ink and a sentiment from Tiny Trees stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento along with Magnolia design papers, distressed seam binding and a beautiful 2-tone white/pink rose.

The little tag has been inked and stamped with a tiny bird from the Tiny Trees collection, using the Victorian Velvet and a touch of Brushed Cordoroy. The border has been punched out using Martha Stewarts Vintage Lace punch and then inked to co-ordinate. All of my papers have been machine stitched. 

Well that's it from me.. Your next stop on this hop is Mona, and I'm pretty certain that she will bowl you over with her wondeful creativity.

I hope you will all join us in wishing Claire a very very very happy Birthday!!

Sunday 23 January 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps/Grand Calibur Event Day 3

Good morning!! Welcome to Day 3 of our Waltzingmouse/Grand Calibur event, celebrating our brand new Grand Calibur machines, which were a gift from the wonderful guys at Spellbinders

So that you don't miss any of the activities make sure you check out Claire's blog for all the deets on how you could win some WMS goodies!!

First things first.. what do I think of the Grand Calibur??..


...well let me just say that I LOVE my little Cuttlebug. I have a Big Shot which sits prettily in it's box because I bought it thinking the world would stop if I didn't have it, but I loved my Cuttlebug too much to even think about betraying it.... so when the Grand Calibur landed on my doorstep I was thrilled beyond belief to get it BUT I was in no hurry to open it. Of course to participate in this event I HAD to open and USE it... and I can honestly say, with hand on heart, that it's AWESOME!! So much bigger than my little green friend, it's so easy to crank, it's quiet, the suction cup is so great that it actually sticks to the table with a vice like grip.... and it's PINK!! But I think the BIGGIE for me is both the size of the cutting area and the fact that the embossing mat is included. As long as I have my Cuttlebug I've never gotten around to purchasing the embossing mat.

I made 3 things to share today and I cut out all my Nestabilities shapes for them in one go. 

For this card I used the Bountiful Baskets Additions with both the Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I've coloured my image using copic sketch markers and shaded the background with Brushed Cordoroy distress ink.

The papers are Prima "Annalee". I've matted them with a teal-green cardstock and machine stitched them all. The distressed seam binding is an Etsy purchase, LOVE it! To embellish I've used some Wild Orchid Crafts roses and Kaisercraft pearls.

The sentiment, stamped onto the tiny tag, is from the Seasons of Love stamp set.

I also made a little card/gift set. The cake slice template is by Waltzing Mouse and can be found HERE. It's very easy to assemble and it's perfect for that little extra special touch. I've made this one for my son who's birthday party is today. It's been filled with some tooth decaying goodies and I know he's gonna love it. 

For the co-ordinating card I used the Seasons of Love - Tags stamp set and both the Hearts and Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities. My papers are from the Cosmo Cricket "Mitten Weather" collection.

Be sure to check out the other design team members showcasing their WMS/Grand Calibur projects today. You won't be disappointed!!

Here is what our event includes:

• Folks who purchase anything during the 3-day event (8.00am this morning 21st Jan to midnight Sun 23rd - all my time) will be entered into a draw. One person will be randomly picked at the end of the 3 days to receive their shopping basket free!

• We will also draw one random winner per day from comments left on one of the DT blogs just like we do for regular releases (only there will be three days of winners rather than just one!). Each winner will receive a free stamp set of their choice!

• We will also be holding a special challenge after the party. At the end of the event, we will invite all you folks to CASE a card/project from the 3 days. You will have one week to link your entries to the WMS blog post and then we'll pick a random winner for a prize. You may enter as many times as you like. One random winner will receive a set of Grand Nestabilities Dies - Grand Labels 4 and a set of stamps of their choice!

Saturday 22 January 2011

A Trio of Challenges.

Good morning. I do hope you've grabbed a coffee and are sitting comfortably - this is a long one!! I have 3 challenge cards to share today. 

First up is the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge. This is the card I mentioned earlier in the week - the one I made using scraps I was given, with the challenge to make something from them. I think getting 2 cards out of them was doing quite well.. now where's my prize?? LOL. 

I love these Cosmo papers.

Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness"
Card: PM Kraft
Stamps: Seasons of Love-Tags
Distress ink - Brushed Cordoroy
Sewing Machine & white thread

Do pop over to the blog to see the sketch and what my wonderful teamies have created. 

Next up is my guest designer card for Basic Grey Challenges. The theme this fortnight is Flower Power and the prize up for grabs is a store voucher from Simon Says Stamp. 

I had totally forgotten how much I loved these papers. I matted them on pink cardstock and machine stitched them.

Papers: Basic Grey - Stella Ruby
Card - Bazzil
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Flowers & Lace: Wild Orchid Crafts

 Copics used:
E00, 02, 21, 42, 43, 44, 50, 51, 53, 57 - R81, 83, 85 - G82, 85


Last but by no means least - CES Challenges. This week our theme is Angels & Fairies. 

I received this stamp from the guys over at Wild Rose Studios a while back and have only just now got to ink her up. I coloured her using copic markers and added a little Frosted Lace stickles to her wings. 

My papers are, again, Basic Grey but this time they are Perhaps - another collection I'd forgotten about. An oldie but a goodie!! I machine stitched them all down and added some white lace & flowers to embellish. 

Copics used - 
E00, 02, 18, 21, 51 - RV91, 93, 95, 97 - BG0000, 10, 11 - YR21, 31 - G82, 85

Challenges -
Simply Create - Use your Punches
Pile it On - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia/hAnglar - Sketch by Donalda
Fairy Tale  - flowers
Phindy’s Place - lace & pearls
Simply Create  - use your punches
Raise The Bar - N.E.W. (Nestie/Embellishments/White)
Stamp Something - cute somethings
Wags 'n Whiskers - use a fairy or an angel
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Meljens Designs - pink & red
Penny's Paper-Crafty – anything goes
 Stampin' Royalty - anything with wings
The Corrosive Challenge - Lace & Pearls

Now I gotta run.. Little Man's birthday party tomorrow and he's insisting on having a chocolate birthday cake and blue balloons that tell everyone he's 7 {he's so proud of being 7!!}.. eeeek.. the kid knows how to make me work!! 

Have a great Saturday and I will be back tomorrow with my Grand Calibur/Waltzing Mouse party dance! 


Friday 21 January 2011

GDT Whiff of Joy - Love Letter

Hi everyone, just a very quick post from me today. I'm preparing the house and everything else for my little man's birthday party on Sunday. Have you seen the Valentine release stamps from Whiff of Joy?? Well they are just too cute for words. The cutie I used today is called For My Tweetheart and it goes perfectly with the sentiments from the Happy Mail Collection.

I kept it pretty CAS and added just a pop of lime ribbon. 

I really have no clue what brand my papers are. They are from a matt stack given to me as a gift but there was no cover on them. I used the Martha Stewart vintage lace punch for my border work and machine stitched all my papers.

AiFactory - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - recipe 1-2-3
Crafty Creations - birds, polka dots, green
 Fab 'n' Funky - animal magic
Freshly Brewed - love or Valentine's themed
Penny's Paper-Crafty  – anything goes
Stampin' Royalty - anything with wings

Thanks for dropping in. Don't forget there is a guest DT call currently running on Whiff of Joy. You can find all of the details HERE. Good luck! 


Wednesday 19 January 2011

Inky Impressions - Tag It Challenge

This week our challenge on Inky Impressions is to make a tag or make something with a tag. Each month there will be a fabby Inky goodie bag up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning you must participate in each challenge for that month. 

For my DT submission I made a Tag with a Tag, lol. 

 I made the tag using kraft card and distressed it with brushed cordoroy ink. The music not paper is from a bundle of offcuts in my stash, not sure of the manufacturer, and it's also been inked. Behind the music paper I added some cream jute and then layered up with lace, scrappers floss and a flossed button. 

For the vellum tag I just disrtressed it with ink and used a Waltzingmouse Stamps sentiment. I'm not sure where I got these tags but they are by Craftime, and there are a few each of different sized white vellum tags in the pack. 

My image is Winter Marlee, but I've only used her head, lol. I covered my card with a piece of paper before stamping so that I only got to shoulder level onto the card. I coloured her using all earth tone copics - 

Skin: E00, 02, 21, 51
Hair: E50, 51, 43, 53
Hat/Scarf: E70, 71, 74, 77
Sweater: E40, 41, 42

Then I cut my image out using circle nestabilities and adhered it to the tag using 3D pop dots. 

This challenge will run until next Tuesday, January 25th Noon Eastern Time. 

Tuesday Throwdown - Valentine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd monday) - Love is in the air
Craft Your Passion - Button up
Crazy Challenge  - Buttons
Paper Playtime - Use the word 'Love'
Corrosive Challenges   - Lace and Pearls
Pile It On - Anything Goes 
Top Tip Tuesday - All Sentimental
Getting Crafty with Ann - Valentine with no red or pink
Stamptacular Sunday -  Aything but a SQUARE

Thanks for visiting me today. Don't forget to hop over to my teamies' blogs to see their Tag It creations!

Have a great day

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Whiff of Joy GDT -A Wiper Card

You can check out my Wiper Card tutorial, using one of the newly released stamps from the very sweet Valentines collection, over on the Whiff of Joy Inspirations blog.

Thanks for popping in

Monday 17 January 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps January Blog Waltz

Good morning!! It seems soooo long since we've had our monthly blog waltz even though we only missed one month!! This month the theme is Valentines, we want to see loads of Amoré!! If you haven't added your link to the forum thread and plan to play along you can do so HERE. It only takes a minute.

We will also be playing the watermark game. Each or the DT {may or may not have.. sneaky, eh??!!} added  some watermarks on their blog post today. Count how many watermarks in total you find by visiting each of the design team members' blogs and you could win yourself a very nice prize  - which is a full set of Waltzingmouse stamps of your own choice. Just remember - some watermarks may be well hidden, so look carefully ;) Once you are happy with your count you can post your guess HERE.

I have created a little Valentine gift set.

 The papers on this card were given to me by a friend. They were her scraps from a scrapbooking class she took and she challenged me to make something from them. Well, this is actually the 2nd card I've made from the scraps.. the other card I will share soon. I hope I did her proud, barely a piece was wasted.

 Believe it or not, I made these candies :D I had planned on giving them to hubster but, 3hrs after I made them, they are completely gone!! Not a single one left.. kids!!!! They are so easy to make that I might whip up another batch. 

Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness", PM Craft & white cardstock
Ribbon - American Crafts
Martha Stewart punch
Pearl topped pins from my local drapery
Sewing Machine & white thread
Flat backed self adhesive pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday 15 January 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps- Sketch Challenge #30

Good morning everyone!! I am soooo glad it's the weekend. We've had a very eventful week and I think today we will just take it easy and chill for a time. Popcorn and a movie later I think ;) 

Today I would like to share with you my DT card for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges. It's a wonderful sketch and I really enjoyed the piecing it all together. I'm really loving machine stitching all my papers lately and this one certainly proved a challenge, lol. 

When I started this card I had black & white in my head, but somewhere along the way I got the idea that I wanted to add the red and white hearts and I'm kinda glad I did. I really love the way red pops against the black and white. 

The sentiment was in the paper pack, on a full sheet of playing card sized squares. I thought it was a wonderful sentiment and not one I've seen on a stamp anywhere so I trimmed it down to slot into the sketch design.

Papers: My Mind's Eye "Meadowlark"
Cardstock: Bazzil
Crystal Swirls - Prima

Dutch Dare - all stitched up
Scrapbook Sisters - heart's desire
Sassy Studio Designs - use something that is over a year old (stamp set)
Freshly Brewed - black, white, one other colour
Ooh La La Creations (2 weeks) - Bling it on

Why not take a peek over on the challenge blog to see what wonderfully inspirational projects both the Mischief Makers and the Waltzing Mouse Design Team have created. 
Have a great weekend

Friday 14 January 2011

Instyle Stamps Colour Challenge.

Good evening folks!! It's time for the very first Color Challenge of the year over on Instyle Stamps Blog

Use the colours in this photo to inspire you - you can use them all, or you can leave out the neutrals and use whatever neutral you'd like. Just be sure to focus on the shades of green and brown! 

My image is the very sweet Snow White from the Fairy Tales collection due to be released at the end of the month. 

 This challenge (and all ISS challenges) have a specific keyword. Please use this when you upload to any online gallery, so that your creation can be easily found. For this challenge, the keyword is ISSCC01.

Fairy Tale  - flowers
Stamp Something - anything goes 
AiFactory -  anything goes
 Moving Along With The Times  – make your dreams come true
Stampin' B's - use a die cut
Creative Cottage  - something new
 Fab 'n' Funky - warm, toasty colours
Stampavie and More - glitter
ColourQ - COLOR (melon mambo, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, taken with teal, white)

Thanks for dropping by

Thursday 13 January 2011

PaperPlay meets Whiff of Joy Challenges

Good morning. We have a very sweet challenge on PaperPlay this week -  Cutie Patootie :D So we would love to see you break out your cutest of images and ink them up!! 

I just couldn't resist using this uuuuber cute stamp from Whiff of Joy, called Henry with Love Balloon - which also happens to be the prize for this week's challenge. I think you'll agree he's definitely a cutie. I followed Jane's fabby sketch on Whiff of Joy Challenges.

He's been coloured using copic markers - E35, E33, E31, E30, R29, R27, R24, R20 and a tiny amount of stickles is added to the balloon. I used classic circles nesties to cut him out and the scalloped circle nesties on for the red card behind him.

The papers are from a pile in my drawer and for the life of me I can't remember what they are called. I've machine stitched them all. 

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearl topped pins from the local drapery store. The pearl brad securing the bow to the ribbon is also from Whiff of Joy. 

Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Use red and a die cut
Flourishes - all about your favourites (favourite supplies)
Oldie But Goodie Challenge  - bright & cheerful
Scrap-Creations - love is in the air
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  - Love is in the air
 Crazy Challenge  - Animals
Cupcake Craft - Something New
Lexi's Creations  - Say it with Love
Pollycraft - New Things
One Stitch At A Time - Love and Valentines
Paper Sundaes  - Circles
 Wags 'n Whiskers - Valentine's Day
 Thank you so much for dropping in today. Don't forget to leave my teamies' a little love for all their hard work.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Inky Impressions - Winter Wonderland

Well it's Wednesday and that means another challenge from Inky Impressions. This week our theme is Winter Wonderland.. which is very appropriate considering all the snow some regions are still having. Our snow is gone and we now have our typical mild, wet weather... ugh!! Bring back the snow I say :D

For my card I've used Sofia, cute as ever, building her little snowman!! 

Papers are Basic Grey Jovial, I'm down to the last of these now :( and they are matted with rich red cardstock.

Copics used:
E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
BG18, BG15, BG13
R29, R27, R24

Papertake Weekly - Cold and Frosty Morning
ABC DT Challenge - Baby it's Cold Outside
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Use red and a die cut
Stamping Scrapping Central (2 weeks) - flowers
Christmas Card - CHRISTMAS and Snowman

That's it from me today. Don't forget to check out my teamies' creations and link up if you play along. Have a wonderful Wednesday


Tuesday 11 January 2011

Ben and his Puff-Heart Dragon - Whiff of Joy GDT

Howdy!! A quick post from me today, I am in the middle of preparing dinner and if you know kids, you'll know'll that when it comes to food they don't like to be kept waiting.. they circle like sharks, makes a mum very uncomfortable, lol!! 

Today I would like to share a card I made using a couple of the January Release images from Whiff of Joy. Meet Sweet Valentine Ben and Puff-Heart Dragon. These are seperate images that I have masked together. I first stamped out Ben on a piece of scrap paper and trimmed it out. Then I stamped him onto my card, covered him with the cut out from the paper and stamped the dragon down too. 

These images are just so easy to colour. I used too many copics to list though, lol.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts  - Love is in the air
Crazy Challenge - Animals
Cupcake Craft - Something New
Lexi's Creations - Say it with Love
Pollycraft - New Things
Woodware USA  - Hearts
One Stitch At A Time - Love and Valentines
Wags 'n Whiskers - Valentine's Day
Rainbow Lady's - something new (product, technique, tool)
Sassy Studio Designs - use something new
Papers: Basic Grey Archaic
Tools: Sewing Machine, Paper Trimmer
Adage Ticket and doily from my stash. 
Pearl topped Brads also from Whiff of Joy

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday 10 January 2011

Help for Katie

Katie Emmerson Renz, a fellow crafter, has very recently had the devastating diagnosis of stage 4 gastric cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy, her only treatment option. 
Katie is married to Kevin and they have 3 beautiful boys. You can read Katie's story - in her own words - HERE on her blog.

A group of very talented artists have come together to fundraise for Katie and her family. They have put together a package full of lots of digital images that you can purchase for a fraction of their worth. Details and images of these digis can be found on Jak Heath's Blog.

Please, dig deep and do what you can to help. Spread the word about this fundraising through your blogs, forums, Facebook, Twitter.. anywhere that will allow it. 

I have made a very clean and simple card using one of the images and some sentiments from this package. 

and here are some photographs of the lovely Katie and her family.

The full list of artists and images are over on JAK'S Blog, along with details on how to purchase the images - AND there will be prizes!!

Stamp Something - use a digi
Delicious Doodles - try something new or use something new
Cute Card Thursday - use some old stash
Delightful Challenges - buttons
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - buttons
Pixie Dust Studio - 2 or more ribbons
Rainbow Lady's - something new (product, technique, tool)
Sassy Studio Designs - use something new