Saturday, October 22, 2011

SGC...Rockin the polka dots and stripes!

Check out this fortnights challenge over at Southern Girls  Our sponsors this time round are Scrap Box NZ and StampFairy (LOVE their images!!!)
This is my creation for the challenge, using a StampFairy image.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Skirt and Tshirt

Anyone who knows me knows I op shop. The bulk of my wardrobe is second hand stuff, it is my way of recycling.... And saving money. I found this great skirt for about $3, the hem was 1/2 down and it was looking a bit unloved, so I just took the rest of the hem down to leave the grungey overlocked edge exposed, and added an apliqued square I made. LOVE this skirt now, it is one of my faves for sure. I also added another square to a cheap plain black tee to make it more fun, i have added some hot fix bling with my irock, and after a couple of washes they are still hanging in there, I'm impressed!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Running Late!!!

Wow, where has time gone???  The latest Southern Girls Challenge has been up on the blog for a week now, but you still have plenty of time to join in. The theme this time round is slugs and snails and puppydog tails . This one is Lou's teams challenge, but here is some inspiration for you anyhow.

And... The new DT has been announced.  I will get my sidebar updated with blog links so you can check out the new talent!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Southern Girls Design Team Call

Lou and Tracy are looking for more lovelies to Join us at Southern Girls!!!  Pop over and check out the details HERE This is a really great team to be part of, everyone is so friendly, and super supportive.  Check out the call and come and join the fun!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Southern Girls Challenge# 28


After such a busy time with our Birthday Blog Hop, this fortnight anything goes!  Make a card, scrap a layout or go off the page and be in to win some great prizes from this weeks sponsors Robyns Fetish and Paper Pretties  Pop on over to Southern Girls and join in the fun!

Here are my creations to get you going.....

Piper from Lori Boyd

ToothFairy from Paper Pretties

Girl with Kite from  Lori Boyd

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Blog Hop Winner!!!

And the winner is.........


Congratulations and please contact southerngirlschallenges(at)gmail(dot)com  to claim your prize

Thanks so much once again to for being part of our Blog hop!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Southern Girls Challenge Birthday Blog Hop!!!!!

Can you believe we are a year old?, and what a fantastic year it has been with the support from all our wonderful sponsors, and to be on the best Design Team anyone could wish for. In celebration of this, we have an amazing bloghop with some of our fantastic regular sponsors giving away fabulous prizes. You should have arrived from, if not, head back to where a full blog hop list is.

I have used and image from called Cabin in the woods. Robyns Fetish is giving away 5 digi stamps & 1 paper paper pack  to one lucky lady who 1 - comments on my blog and 2 - enters the challenge at Southern Girls.

So, to recap.... the rules are simple, make sure you make a card and enter on Southern Girls Challenges, also leave me a comment, and on the 20th of September I will draw a random name, that will be a winner of the sponsor that I am showcasing.
Now head on over to  have fun......

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tis The Season!!!

For all those card makers out there to be thinking about their Christmas stash.  Do you make a bunch the same, or create individual masterpieces??  I tend to do a bit of both, then never get around to sending them out! lol. Here is my first Christmas card for the season using xmax brat from Bugaboo stamps

Monday, August 29, 2011

And for the Big boys

Teen boy cards are often the source of stress for card makers... get grungy and add as much metal as you can! I have run some metal shim thru my cuttlebug using an embossing folder that looks like industrial flooring, and it makes the perfect addition to masculine cards.  You can also use a coke can if you don't have any shim in your stash.  Just use a knife or scissors to cut the top and bottom off your can and give the metal a wash to get rid of the stick fizzy and you are good to go!  just be careful as the edges will be a bit sharp! You can punch or emboss aluminum easily.  The sk8r card has used a rubber stamp image from Rubbadubbadoo, and the woohoo card images are from whimsy doodles (car) and I can't remember where the boy is from... he was a rubber stamp I had a few years ago.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

For the Little boys

All of these cards are nice and quick, perfect for the boys friends birthdays.  The baseball player and Noah's ark are coloured with watercolour pencils, the alien with waterbased markers, and the Lion and 'super mouse' are pre coloured images, which make pulling these cards together even easier!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Southern Girls Challenge - Black and White with a POP of colour

At Southern Girls this fortnight we want to see your black and white cards.. with a pop of colour!  We have 2 awesome sponsors, and .  The image I have used is called Cat on a hat box from Pink Cat Studios.  I added a feather which I stole out of my wonderful husbands fly tying desk hehehe....
I hope you will pop on over to SGC and play along!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Valentines Cards

I made these cards to showcase the papers from echo park for .  The images are from (love birds) and (roboto) and I can't remember where the other 2 came from....(note to self.... make a note on each download as to where you brought it from!)
Off to get my hair done!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A fun Layout

I did this just because I could. LOL. My gorgeous niece Kate.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


I have been invited to be on the Southern Girls Challenge Design Team!!  How cool is that?  Go and check out the challenge blog, you could win some yummy prizes, and be inspired by the lovely team there... you will find links to the teams blogs on the left of here too, some stunning work to see on their pages too.

Monday, July 25, 2011


These are the other cards I have been playing with, all the images are from Whimsie Doodles.  I have been working on my colouring skills, and altho I use water based markers and not copics (Would LOVE to play with some one day) I am pleased with the results compared to when I look at my earlier colouring attempts.


Love this Image, it is a Digi stamp from

Sunday, July 24, 2011

First post

Just to get this blog on the road, this is a card I made quite some time ago using SU products.  Don't think I have used these stamps since.... still love them tho.