Friday, August 30, 2013

More Blog Candy & Only 3 Days Left!




Happy Fun Friday Everyone!


Thank goodness the weekend is here.  I feel like this week has been the longest ever lol.
I haven't been doing anything that makes me feel like that but I guess I have just been hanging for the weekend to get here.  


I have got a lot that I want to do in regards to mainly getting the new & up-coming Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge organised & also picking out & finalizing the all new Design Team.  I am so excited :)


I have had more entries to the DT Call than I thought I would have & would like to thank all of you who have been extremely keen in wanting to become involved in my new little adventure.  Without you guys, this wouldn't be possible.  So thank you very much :)  All of you have submitted some wonderful designs & I am truly finding it difficult to choose who I would love on the Design Team.

Which reminds me to remind you that there is only 3 days left for you to submit your entry to my DT Call if you haven't done so already.  There is still enough time for you to get into your craft room & do what you do best in there.  Go lock yourself away for a while & show me your 'Anything Goes with Ribbon' themed design & submit it to be in the new Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge DT.  You can enter here:






I have been working hard to try & ensure that our new challenges & this blog is like no other.  After a week of putting some thoughts & ideas together, I am happy to say that we are going to be quite, quite unique from all of the others & this blog will not just be a 'stop over' just to see the new challenge for that month.  To me & hopefully to you too, it will be much, much more than just a place to go for a challenge :)


I am trying to construct something different not only into the challenges but it's system that will go along with it.  I can't ( or won't lol ) tell you much right now as you will have to wait & see on the 1st October.  However, I will tell you this....  


DDCC will be a fun-filled place where we can all get to know one another, where we can creep inside eachother's craft rooms, where we can offer advice & ideas to eachother, where we can come for support & discussions, where we can learn different techniques & other factors from one another etc.  Most of all though...to have HEAPS of fun!

 That my friends... is my goal :)  

It is also my goal to find out exactly what you would love to find here.
What would you love to have happen here?  What would you like to see?
What would you like help with?  What would you class as FUN? :)
I would love to hear your feedback on this so please let me know in the comments so that I can build this around ALL of us.  I can't wait to see your ideas :)  Feel free to comment away :)


Also, if you see this blog changing with new additions etc then you will know that we are one step closer to  achieving the one stop challenge blog :)  Oh & btw, did you notice that I have changed the look of my blog?  I haven't totally finished it yet but just wondering if you are ok with the font?  Can you read it ok?  Would love a little feedback on this.  I would hate to think that you are having trouble reading my rambles lol.  If it is too hard to read, I will change it back to the original font.  No harm done & I promise I won't be offended.


Alrighty....talking about rambling...I will move on :)



Have you entered the blog candy yet?  If not, please do so.  Why?  
Well, as promised, due to reaching more than 25 entries I am now adding blog candy number two :)  So, now not only will there be one winner but now there will be two winners :)  


Today I am adding this candy into the basket.





When there are 50 entries, I will add some more :)
You can add your entry here.
Good luck :)



What else can I tell you?  Oh, that's right....I am having a 'Destash Sale'.
I have made a new photo album on my Facebook in which I am adding all the items from my stash that I no longer require.  You can get to the album here.

If you see something you want simply write 'sold' in the comments section of that item.  When you have finished 'shopping' let me know & I will PM you with the final total & payment details.  

There is only a handful of items there at the moment but I will be adding more items tonight & over the weekend.  In actual fact, I will be adding more items each time I find something that I don't necessarily need anymore.
So come on over & grab yourself a bargain.


Talking about Facebook...I am also hosting a giveaway this weekend :)
A few weeks ago I created these little Tilda Notelets.





They are 3 x 3 inches in size & there are four of them.  They can also be used as gift tags if you like.






I was going to add them to my Etsy shop but decided that I would rather give them away to you :)  You can enter the giveaway here.



My Daughter is about to go to Youth Group so I had better go & get her dinner ready :)
Have a great weekend everyone.

Big hugs



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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Spring Girl Home Decor & Another Announcement :)




Hi everyone :)

Welcome back my friends & a cheery big welcome to all my new followers :)  

It's so great to have you visit :)  Also before I go on, thank you to all of you who have left me such lovely comments this past week.  I still have a few of you to come visit but I will get there :)



I have a new design to share with you but before I do, I just want to let you know that there have been quite a few entries to my DT Call for the new upcoming Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.  Thank you so much for your entries.  You guys are making it so difficult for me to choose who I am going to have on my team.  Such fabulous designs & I honestly feel priviledged that you are all keen to be part of the new design team :)

If you haven't entered to the DT Call & would like to, you can submit your entry here.  There is still some time left for you to enter :)






There are a few entries to the blog candy too in celebration of the Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.







If you haven't submitted your entry for that yet, you can do so here.
Tomorrow I will be adding more items to the blog candy as I promised I would when there was 25 entries.  I will let you know when I have added more :)



Some other exciting news for you :)
I have been absolutely busting to tell you but thought I had better wait.
Anyyyywayyyy..... I can tell you now :)


I think it was about two days after I had announced the DT Call that I received an email from a wonderful lady asking 'me' to join their Design Team :)   I couldn't believe it!  lol  Wow!!

I was & still am very excited to say the least :)
Sooo....who am I a designer for?  Hmmmm...guess...lol
Maybe this will help.....





Yep...that's right :)  The Aussie Big Eyed Besties Team :)

I am sooo honoured to be a part of this wonderful team & thank you to Sherri Baldy for wanting me on your team :)  I am so excited.   

The challenge blog only opened up a month or so ago & we definately need more players.  Why not come over & win some gorgeous Besties for yourself?  We would love to see you there.

You can find the Aussie Bestie challenge blog here :)





Phew, after all that I am exhausted already lol
Would you like to see my latest design?

Here is is :)







As you can see I have used one of the Big Eyed Besties for the next challenge which is:
Spring Is In The Air.

I would love to see a few familiar faces submit their entries :)


I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E21, 25, 29, 50
Bows: RV10, 13, 14, 32
Outfit / Boots / Paper: RV02, 10, 23, Y00, 02, 06, G21, 82, 94, E11, 53, C0, 1, 3


Want to pin the Copic colour combo?








I had lots of fun playing with the Frantage...still using the toaster but I will get a heat gun soon lol.  I used some Glossy Accents on her boots & necklace but I guess it's a little hard to see.


I have used a fair few new items & supplies that I have ordered over the last few weeks such as the Spellbinders Lacey Squares Nesties, Cottage Cutz Grass Border Die & the Inkadinkadoo Garden Flower stamps.








I added some beads, ribbon & lace from my stash.  While I was in there hunting around I found that cute little 'celebrate life' charm, the white flowers & spiral.  I put them together & voila..a dangling charm lol.









I have stitched the DP's with my sewing machine (getting better at this lol...about time).  Used my cloud dies & then gave them a little Frantage to add some texture.  

Due to it being a Spring design, I thought I had better add some butterflies & on the right hand corner you will find a dragonfly too :)  Found it hiding in my stash.







Do you like my bow?  Goodness me...I tell ya...I really don't like working with organza ..it drives me crazy lol.  I'm ok making the bows etc, it's when I have to cut the tails of the bow.  Do you think I can ever get these straight?  Takes me ages & many attempts lol.  The tails get smaller & smaller lol.  However, I got there in the end.  I guess a little bit of persistence pays off :)





It wouldn't be one of my designs if I didn't add just a few lil' pearls, now would it? lol  I also frantaged the fence & added a little bit of Stickles to the flowers, butterflies etc.


All in all I had a lot of fun creating this design especially colouring the Bestie :)



If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:



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I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Tuesday Throwdown #161 - Use Your Scraps (I used cardstock & ribbon for sentiment)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #141 - Dies &/or punches
AUD Sentiments #87 - Anything but a birthday card
Crafty Ribbons #58 - Anything goes with ribbon
Card Crafters Circle #89 - Bright Colours
A Gem of a Challenge #94 - Anything with a B (Bestie image)
Inky Chicks #11 - Use a Bestie
Top Tip Tuesday #108 - Initials (L=Lace / W = White Cardstock)
Tip: When using stamps that are not clingy, simply double over some sticky take to the back of the stamp & stick to your stamping block. It holds it in place nicely.)
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Sun
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Bingo (Ribbon/Sparkle/Charms)
CMC Copic Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe #20 - Favourite colours




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Well that is all from me today.  I am hoping to be back here in the next day or so.  I will 'see' you then :)





Take care everyone & have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs



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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Etsy Notebook - A Dream is a Wish the Heart Makes





Hi everyone,
Thank you for popping in to see me & welcome to all my new followers :)


Wow!  It has been a very busy week for me.  I am really looking forward to the weekend.  Have you got anything special planned?  I am hoping to just sit at my craft desk & design the weekend away :)  


I want to thank all of you who have so far entered my blog candy in celebration of the new & upcoming Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.  If you haven't already entered you can do so here.

When it has reached 25 entries I will then add more :)







There are also a few wonderful ladies who have entered the Design Team Call which I am very pleased about :)  I am looking for a quite a few designers so if you would like to know more, you can find out about it here.  I would love to have you part of the team :)







I am really excited about the new challenges & the Design Team & there is a lot of organizing to do so that I can get things in order & prepared for all the fun that is about to happen :)  So, I will try to be here as much as possible & will also let you know the adventures as they happen :)


If you would like to help out, it would be wonderful if you could post the DT Call badge on your blog for me & link it to this one.  It would really help spread the word for us.  The more DT ladies I have, the more inspiration you guys get when it comes to the challenges :)  If you do place it on your blog, please leave a comment to let me know.  I would be really grateful :)



Annnnywayyyy :)


Finally, I have a chance to show you my latest design.
I hope you like it :)








I actually coloured this cute lil' Easter Daisy & the Toadstool quite some time ago & decided that I couldn't just throw her away. So I created a nice little home for her instead :)  









I can't remember right now where exactly I got the sentiment from but I will look into it if you need me to. I used the postcard Mini Backgrounds stamp from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection.


I got out me ole' favourite heart punch out & also used the DP's & cardstock from my scrap stash :)  Love it when I can use them up :)








I have machine sewn this design, added some lace that I bought on Etsy last week & some lovely red ribbon that was in my stash :)  


I also decided on cute little pink flowers using the C.C. Designs Five Point Flowers die.  I added a little sparkle of Stickles to them & popped in a few little pearls.








I completed the design by adding my own computer generated title.  
It was a lot of fun to put together & I achieved my goal in making the notepad re-fillable :)


If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:


Sorry but this time I can't provide the Copic colours that I used due to not documenting them back then.  Like I said, it was a while ago that I coloured her in lol.




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I would like to include my design into the following challenges:


Crazy Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room #179 - Vegetable Garden
Bearly Mine #99 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Challenge #140 - Lace &/or Ribbon
The Paper Shelter #124 - Use that ribbon
AUD Sentiments #87 - Not a Birthday Card
Crafty Ribbons #57 - Use 3 of something (I have 3 hearts)
Card Crafters #87 - Ribbon & Lace
2 Sisters #156 - Favourite Embellishments
Allsorts #219 - Stitching
Pile It On #32 - Outdoors
A Gem of a Challenge #92 - Summer
Crafts & Me #139 - Anything Goes
Inky chicks #10 - Lovely Lace
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Sun
CMC Copic Challenge #74 - Pretty in Pink
Copic Marker Europe #20 - Favourite Colours
Whimsy Stamps #62 - CAS



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Well, I had better go & get my Daughter organized for bed as she has a big day tomorrow.


She hasn't been happy for quite some time in her current school so we went & had an interview with the high school that is local to us & thankfully she was accepted :)  Therefore, it is her last day tomorrow & her friends are putting a little farewell together during & after school.  They are all heading to go ice skating tomorrow night & then staying at her friends afterwards.  


Zoe is really excited but Mummy will be at home all alone lol.  It's ok, there is plenty of designing & Dreamtime Design Craft Challenge organizing to do too.  


So don't forget ladies to enter your submission to the DT Call.  We would love to have you :)


Thank you for coming to visit & all the lovely comments are really appreciated :)  I try very hard to get to all of your blogs & I will return the visit as soon as I can :)


Big hugs




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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge: DT Call :)


Hi everyone,
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend :)


Just wanted to announce that I am having a DT Call for the new
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge :)

Please click on the DT Call badge below to take you to all the details
or simply click on the page tab above.




Please feel free to take the badge & link to your blog sidebar if you like :)
It would be great if you could help me spread the word.


I hope that I have provided you with all the information that you need about the DT Call but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me.


Thanks so much & good luck everyone.

Hugs


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Saturday, August 10, 2013

An Exciting & Special Announcement! :)






Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)


The weather here today has been lovely & sunny.  It makes a change from all the cold, wet weather we have been having lately.  But it's not really the weather you want to know about is it? lol


Well, today I am extremely excited to announce the arrival of the 
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.


The challenges will run on a monthly basis & will be open to anyone who creates anything craft.  Whether it be a card, scrapbook layout, jewellery, a crochet item, etc..every craft is welcome :)


So, for you my dear friends & guests of my blog 
I have some sweet candy for you to win so that we can celebrate :)


Prize One






Prize Two

As promised, due to reaching more than 25 entries I am now adding blog candy number two :)  So, now not only will there be one winner but now there will be two winners :)  


Today I am adding this candy into the basket.




When there are 50 entries, I will add some more :)




Prize Three

As promised, due to reaching more than 50 entries I am now adding blog candy number three :)  So, now not only will there be one or even two winners but now there will be three winners :)  


Today I am adding this candy into the basket.




All you need to do to be eligible to win:

*  Become a follower (if you're not already)
*  Post about my candy in your post / or place it in your sidebar & link it back to my blog
*  Enter your name & blog link into Mr Linky below
*  Please leave me a comment below to let me know you have done the above & would like a chance to win
* No candy only blogs please


The candy will run till 1st October which allows ample of time for much more candy to be added :)  The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.  I will ship worldwide.


Pssst...Did I tell you that our Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge officially opens very soon?  We kick off the first challenge on the 1st October & we hope that you would love to join us & participate with us.  We would love that :)

Feel free to take our badge to put on your blog sidebar.
Don't forget to link it to my blog...we don't want you forgetting where we are :)




Thanks so much.
Good luck :)

Hugs

 

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Monday, August 5, 2013

You Have A Beautiful Heart




Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend :)  


We didn't do anything special, just hung out at home.  I did however get some designing done.  I finally completed this design that I am about to show you & another that will be posted either tomorrow or the next day :)


I have been updating my Etsy store this week.  They have changed the look of the items page & I have had to update it so it looks 'cleaner' as things have been thrown out of whack a little.  I still haven't got it all done but will be doing more this week.  I will also be re-taking photo's of some of the designs with my new camera :)


Here is one of my latest designs :) 
Introducing the Big Eyed Bestie Tin Girl from the Besties of Oz range.






Over the last few weeks or so I have been receiving new supplies that I have ordered :)  I guess I have been going a little crazy with spending money but oh, it's been such a long time since I treated myself lol.  


One of those new supplies was the frantage that I have used on this design.  Hmmm, I think I overdone it a bit lol  It was a lot of fun but I have to get myself a heat gun.  The toaster just doesn't cut it lol. I like how it turned out though.


I also had a whole heap of fun colouring her in :)  The Copic colours were really easy to work & blend with.

I used the following Copic colours:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E21, 25, 29
Tin Outfit: C1, 3, 5, 7
Dress & Bow: YR00, 02, 07


Want to pin the Copic colour combo?








I used a doily that was given to me as a freebie when I got one of my orders off Etsy.  Don't you just love it when that happens :)  It was the perfect size too which made me even more happy :)


I also bought two new white desks which I have added to my craft studio so that I could make a 'C' shape work area.  I found that I wasn't using my sewing machine much due to having to pull it out all the time, but now I find it easier as I have put it on one of the new desks :)  So, you can see, I have machine sewn this design.  I still have to practice a lot more so that I can achieve better straight lines lol.








I couldn't find a sentiment anywhere either here or on the net that would relate to the Tin Girl & the Wizard of Oz theme.  She needed to see the Wizard for a heart, right? lol  Anyway, I got busy on my laptop & created a sentiment myself :)  I used the Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Die to cut it out.  Sentiment problem - fixed! lol








Would you believe I actually had a Wizard of Oz themed DP in my paper stash? lol  I couldn't believe my eyes lol.  I felt sooo blessed to say the least :)  


The heart embellie I have had in my stash for quite some time, which I didn't even buy.  I think my Daughter had it for something & she was going to throw it out one day, but I snagged it.  Someone's trash is someone's treasure, right? lol  Besides you never know when a Tin Girl starts wishing for a heart :)


As you can see I mounted this design onto a canvas....& lookie look look.....







I made my own stand :)  What do you think?  
You can just about see it in this pic though lol.  


It took a lot of thought on how I was going to accomplish it but I got there in the end.  It is very sturdy too :)  My canvas designs can now stand up all on their own lol :)  Very happy with this accomplishment :)


I have accomplished quite a lot this week, not with just my designing but also with slowly getting my craft studio looking a lot better than what it was :)  Just a few more final touches & new additions & I will be extremely happy.



If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:



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I would like to include my design into the following challenges:

Besties Challenge - School / Fall
Bearly Mine #97 - Sketch
Penny's Challenge #138 - Add some stitching
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #122 - Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps #112 - Recipe (A sentiment, Love heart, Orange, Thread, A doily)
AUD Sentiments #86 - Flirty Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #55 - Use one or more circles
Cute Card Thursday #280 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle #86 - Dotty for spots
Totally Papercrafts #178 - Inspired by a song (We're off to see the Wizard - Wizard of Oz)
2 Sisters #155 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #218 - Photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with pearls
A Gem of a Challenge #91 - Anything Pearlescent
Crafts & Me #139 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favourite Colour Combo
Hanna & Friends #177 - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Best Dressed (Heart embellishment)
Top Tip Tuesday #106 - Spooled Items -
(My Tip - Use a toaster for frantage or embossing if you don't have a heat gun :)



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Oh & just a little bit of info for you....  
I am thinking of doing a candy giveaway each fortnight.  

What do you think?  Would you like that?  
Would you prefer specific items like stamps or actual online shop vouchers?  

Let me know as I will be starting this very soon.  I would love some ideas from you, my wonderful visitors, as to what you would prefer as it will be you that it will be on offer for :)  So, feel free to give me some ideas in the comments :)


Well, I had better be off.  I've got to link up the challenges yet...which as some of you would know...is a challenge all by itself lol.


Have a great day everyone :)  Hope to see you here tomorrow.  
Stay safe & creative.


Hugs




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