Tuesday, 30 April 2013

SBS Spring Swap Hop!

It is time for another of our show and tell swaps that we do at SBS!
Before I show you my goodies here is the hop list so you can see what everyone received!

Corinne Jones

Trish Sakulich

Robin Bogle

Maria Williams

Trudie Howard

Wendy Billings

Roz Wolfe

Sheri Loatwall

Stacey Stratis

Lucy Gregg

Louise Mann

Jo Walker

Lisa Nelson

 Michelle Klaebe

 Dawn Brown

Elizabeth Melih (Emily Shroom here)

Jackie Rakoski

Kathy Smyth

Carrie Robinson

Marie Franklin

Erin Fairclough

Melissa Varga

Katya Bess

Tanja Charles

Jennifer Anderson

Summer Hills-Painter

Darcy Schroeder

Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein

Julie Hasel

Tanya Johnson

Dianna Cinko Sowerbrower

The lovely Julie Hassel was my partner and it was extra special because we both had birthdays during this swap so we both pushed the boat out a little further!!
Look at this fabulous lot!

Not 1, not 2 but 3 paper pads!!!  OMG!!!

Lovely storage box that already has stuff in!! And a fab alterable frame.... think I see something Steampunky coming soon now!!

Tonnes of embellishments, flowers, sculpey, stickers etc etc etc!!

And my super cute card!

How lucky am I?!

Next stop is 

Wendy Billings



Final GDT post for Alicia's Little Shop

Well the time has come where my stint as a guest with Alicia's Little Shop has come to an end.
This month has gone really quickly and I seem to have spent most of it unwell but anyway, here are my two final projects.

And this is Honey

Aren't they the sweetest?

Over on facebook, Alicia is promising a new digi if she can get 100 comments on her page....

Photo: Hello crafty friends, the super talented artist Alicia Bel, will draw a new Alicia digi if at least 100 people request the image, so if you are a fan of the Alicias Digis, "like" and a write comment **on this post**  once we get to 100 hundred comments I will let her know and hopefully soon you will find the new Alicia on the shop :D

Hello crafty friends, the super talented artist Alicia Bel, will draw a new Alicia digi if at least 100 people request the image, so if you are a fan of the Alicias Digis, "like" and a write comment **on the post** once we get to 100 hundred comments I will let her know and hopefully soon you will find the new Alicia on the shop :D


Monday, 29 April 2013

That Craft Place Challenge - Alter it!

This fortnight it is the turn of our Kerry to be hosting the challenge, and we want you to 


This can be anything from a notebook to
a canvas, I'm sure you all will have lots
of ideas, but to name a few to help -
change a notebook, add stamping to ribbon, use patterned paper
to cover a pencil or other items, use a toilet roll and make a pen
holder, change chipboard items i.e. flower then add to a card,
there are lots and lots and lots of different things you can do.
We are being sponsored by the amazing 
Lisa at That Craft Place with
a voucher to spend in her shop :-)

Here is my altered notebook

I have used the latest products from Gorguss and lets face it...... they are exactly what is says on the tin!!
The image is a large stamp and you do need a big acrylic block to be able to get a good print but it is so worth it.   I fussy cut her out and then used the ever faithful pinflair glue to give her some dimension (not that this can be seen from the photos though!!)  The papers are also Gorguss, they are from the neutrals 8 x 8 pack.  The spine border has been cut using one of the new Spellbinders Shapeablities border dies.
The charms and metal embellishments are a seletion by Tim Holtz and Creative Expression.

So what are you going to alter??

Check out the Challenge Blog for more inspiration from the girls 


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Guest Designer for Alicia's little shop

Well I have no idea where my posts have been going but it would appear that they haven't been appearing on my blog!!  

Anyway I have been asked to be a guest designer for Alicia's little shop this month.

Here are my first two cards.


Alicia loves reading.

I have two more projects to bring you next week.
  I am hoping to be feeling a hell of alot better than I have been!  As you all know my asthma is very severe and I also suffer with Intercranial Hypertension which causes me to have major headaches which leaves me unable to concentrate on anything for a few minutes at a time.  I am taking a high dosage of morphine at the moment to help this so I am either in crippling pain or high as a kite!!  Neither are very good for crafting!!   I hope you will all bear with me and I will be back to my old self soon enough...... well I better be!

See you next week xxxx

Friday, 19 April 2013

Make it Crafty - Let us Entertain you release!

Let us Entertain You!! 
It's SHOWTIME at Make it Crafty!
We're a tapping our heels together with a tap a tap tap,
Clanging the symbols and beating the drums with a bang a bang bang,
Pulling rabbits from hats and lifting our legs - oooooohhh ahhhhhhh,
Singing our hearts out and jamming to the beat -  doo do do daaaaa...
It's time to be entertained at Make it Crafty with the 
new Entertainers Collection of digi and rubber stamps!
You'll find all the new digital stamps here and you can now pre-order the rubber stamps here!
You can't have a GRAND SHOW without a DOORPRIZE!Hop on through to be inspired and leave comments along the way for your chance to
win hidden prizes and be in the draw to win one of the grand door prizes!
One person will win the full collection of digi stamps
and another will win the full collection of rubber stamps!
Hop List
Jenny - Special Guest - http://jenniferds.blogspot.com.au/
Kay - Special Guest - http://kaym74.blogspot.com.au/
>Trudie - http:// trudiescakesandcards.blogspot.com < YOU ARE HERE!!!
  So.... on with the show.......
How about a bit of magic?


This was a lot of fun to make and the look on the faces of people I have shown it to have been a picture!  Especially the little ones!
It is so easy to make aswell..... I will be sharing a tutorial on how its done in a future post with MIC.
 Obviously I have used The Magician for this but I don't want to say any more and spoil the illusion of it all, you will just have to wait!!

Next stop is Stephanie 

Enjoy the show!! 


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Make It Crafty- Voiding the Warranty with Hair Gel!

Well what can I say about this weeks in team challenge other than the fact that Forgotten Scraps is very lucky she lives a long way away!!  How she thinks of these ideas is beyond me.  For this project we had to use something in a different way to what it was meant for.  Well after spending many a sleepless night wondering what on earth I was going to do, I came up with using hair gel to make an underwater scene!  I saw this technique used last summer but never got round to playing with it.  Well here it is!
I have loved these underwater images since they first came out.  I used one pre-made scene (https://www.makeitcrafty.com/underwater-mermaid-surprise-digi-stamp-scene.html) and one background Image (https://www.makeitcrafty.com/coral-border-digi-stamp.html) to make this up.   The card blank that I used had a double aperture ready cut in it but you can of course make your own using any die.    
I coloured the scenes up using my copics.... far to many to list.  
I used the background coral border  for the front on the card and cut the aperture out leaving the sand bed and corals overlapping into the hole and then lined up the mermaid so that she was clearly visible and centre.

I kept the blue/green streaks of the water pale because the blue of the hair gel would be plenty dark enough to give the look of being underwater.
I used three tablespoons of hair gel inside a zip lock bag  to create the water.  I smoothed it out as best as I could to get rid of the large air bubbles ... you want to keep the small pockets of air as this adds to the overall effect.  Make sure the bag it closed tightly and there are no leakages.... the last thing you want is for the images to be covered in the gel!    This bag is then placed between the two apertures to create the screen.
And there we have it..... one hair gel / underwater card!  

I would like to enter this into the following challenge
http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Nautical

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT Entry

I have decided to have a go at the DT slot for MDUC..... 
you all know what a huge magnolia fan I am so I had some fun trying to do something a bit different to what I would usually do for my entry card.  Once again I changed my mind on what I was doing at the last minute and when I saw the challenge for this week over there was 'Masking' I thought I would push the boat out  and make a scene up.

Here is the result.

I have used 3 Tilda stamps, Tilda Decorate Easter, Tilda Watering and Tilda with Big Tulip.  I teamed them up with a garden shed stamp..... not sure where this is from as I bought it second hand!  Everything is coloured using copics and has just been finished off with minimal extras (fence, flowers, dragonflies etc).  I wanted the main focus to be the scene.

I hope they like it!!

Fingers crossed!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

That Craft Place - For a Child

Its time for another great challenge from 

The theme this fortnight is 


For this challenge we are lucky enough to be sponsered by the gorgeous Krista from

I made a clock using Sabrinna, (Digital Image)

I started with a plain white canvas board and painted it using a purple and pink metallic acrylic paint and blended them together with a sponge applicator.

The clock face is middle sized chipboard clock from a pack of 3 by Tando Creative that Lisa stocks in store and I have decorated it using a mix of wine and shabby pink Stampendous embossing enamels.

(The clock hands were pinched from another clock making set!)

For the butterflies, I coated both sides of an A4 Sheet of card with Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer sprays and then cut them using a Marianne die.

Sabrinna has been coloured with copics and then fussy cut and mounted using pin flair glue to add some dimension to her.

The heart embellishments are from an extensive range that the shop has, and to finish off I used a small length of the pink flowers on a roll.

I wanted there to be an element of dimension to the clock.  This was going to be for my niece but it is now Lisa is having it for the shop!!!!

Pop on over to the main challenge blog and see what the other girls have been up to....... all stunning AGAIN!!!

And don't forget to link your project up to be in with a chance of winning! 


I would like to enter this into

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Movie Magic Monthly Challenges!!

Yeap, Suzi  and the girls have done it again...... for some reason they were determined to get me on the team so to stop all the harassment I gave in!!  lol.
Seriously though, what a great idea for monthly challenges?  If you are anything like me you will be a complete movie addict...... its only natural that I should be on this team, plus the girls are all fabulous!!!

So this month we are having a battle of the films

I went for LOTR!

I have used a wonderful image from the super talented Rick St.Dennis.  This was drawn up especially for this challenge along with another image which some of the other girls have used.  

I kept this very simple and just fussy cut her out and mounted her onto a gorgeous map of Middle Earth that I just found in google.

I shall be back later in the month with a Harry Potter project aswell.

Don't forget to check out the main blog where you will find all the stunning and totally different pieces of work by the DT and also the link to add your entry.


Monday, 1 April 2013

Make it Crafty = Something Amusing

Happy April Fools day!  Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, now its time for a little giggle!

I have left this card without a sentiment because I thought it could be used for a few different occasions!!  Originally it was going to be a male 'Get Well Soon' card.... but I guess it can be used for either a birthday or even fathers day!! lol

I have used  the Aussie Dunny  digi and coloured it using a selection of brown copics to make it look like wood...... E13, E17, E31, E35, E39 and E57........ you don't need all these different browns ...I just grabbed a handful making sure I had light, medium and dark tones included.

For the sky I used B00 with a long flicking stroke, working from the ground up.  The grass is a combination of G94, G99, YG63 and YG97 ...... again this is just a selection of colcours that suited the scene.  I gave little highlights using a white gell pen.
The Biohazard signs were just printed from the internet and added to the card for a little extra.
I finished this off with making my very own little toilet roll!!!  I used a small spool embelishment and wrapped it with a thin strip of real toilet paper and added a piece of bakers twine to hang it on the post!

Hope this raised a smile and you can think of a man in your life that this would be suitable for!  I can name a few.............. unffortunatly!!!!