23 September 2010

Apologies

Hi All,

Thank you for dropping by. I appreciate everyone's visit greatly.
I'd like to apologise for my not posting anything new on my blog for a while. I've had a few illness's over the last few months and the children also have been unwell.

I hope to be back into the swing of things very soon.

Once again, thank you for your visiting my blog and hope to have something new up very soon.
Until next time, take care.

Tami

06 July 2010

Punches



Hi All,

Hope everyone is doing well in there parts of the world.
Many apologies for having my post up a day late.

For this week's challenge over at Incy Wincy Design Challenge Blog, it's set to 'Punches'.
Asprire To Thrive Children's Charities is sponsoring us this week and you have a great chance of winning a $10 Voucher to our store.

I began with pink cardstock and added another layer with pink coloured shades . The image I've chosen is an Aspire To Thrive image and can be purchased from:
www.aspiretothrive.com.au/shop .

The little butterflies are my punch outs for my card and thought they are so cute. I finished them with a touch of bling.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

28 June 2010

Anything with Wings




Hi All,


This week's challenge over at Incy Wincy Design Challenge Blog is anything with wings.

We are being proudly sponsored by:


The prize on offer is a gift certicate to the value of $15,




My mojo as they call it seems to be on holiday and I have produced this card with hope it passes.

I began with white cardstock and layered with a couple of other layers. I opted to use the penguin 3D from Aspire To Thrive Children's Charities Inc., charity shop.
I kept the card simple and for any occasion. I finalised with bling.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

21 June 2010

June 21 - Music




Hi All,

I have been missing for the past couple of weeks. I am back and hope to keep on track now.

For this week's challenge over at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog we have 'Music' theme. We were to also use image from Aspire To Thrive Children's Charities Inc., charity shop and I have chosen the ukulele and it was pre-coloured for me and is also available un-coloured and is available at:
www.aspiretothrive.com.au/shop/ .

I began with a beige coloured cardstock, which then added a piece of red cardstock just below mid-centre which I outlined with pink metallic pen.
I then added another beige tinge softer paper stock I had on hand and coloured that in with my metallic gold pencil. I taped it down with double sided tape across to give a stand out effect. I also outlined this paper stock with my gold metallic pen.

I then added foam buttons to the ukulele to give 3d effect and cut out some musical symbols to surround the ukulele.

I drew a line of blue metallic pen on the outskirt of the card, as I absolutely love the effect metallic gives to cards. As the theme is 'Music' my sentiment is 'Life Is Music' and I finalised with bling at each of the corners of the card and within the red cardstock also.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

31 May 2010

One for the Little Ones



Hi All,

Short and sweet this week.

We are being sponsored by Mel Jen's Designs over at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog.

Heather, Greg and myself held a craft session and came up with almost similar cards :-)

As you can see, I've used an easel design for my card with the lovely pinks and contrast with black.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

24 May 2010

Button Up



Hi All,

This week over at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog it is the 'Button Up' Challenge.
We were to use an image provided by Aspire To Thrive Children's Charities Inc. shop formerly known as Incy Wincy. I have chosen the dog which can be purchased through our online charity shop which is: www.aspiretothrive.com.au/shop .
The image I chose to work with for this challenge is the Dog.

I started with a fawn coloured cardstock and added a forest green layer paper as the first background layer. I was a little stumped as to what to do next and came across some textured brown and light green papers. I cut the brown to quarter the size it was and found it to be perfect for the bottom half of the card and added the lighter green layer on the top half.

I went around the edge of the forest green layer with my green metallic pen. I coloured in the outer edge with white colour pencil for a lighter effect. As the heading suggests, we were to also use buttons for this challenge and I decided to use some buttons with animals and a smiley face as the sun.

I cut out the pieces for the Dog as it is in 3D and taped it to red backing cardstock I had on hand.
I added the sentiment "Get Well Soon, Thinking Of You" and felt perfect for this type of card.
I finalised with bling on the corners of the layered papers.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

17 May 2010

Blast From The Past





Hi all,



For this week's challenge we've been given images to reflect the past good times.
Incy Wincy is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs this week.



I used my colour pencils to colour in the image and used my sharpie just for slight touch up.I think the image is adorable and I've pretty much made a simple card yet effective.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreicated.Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

10 May 2010

Congratulations



Hi all,


For this week we were provided with an image from Phindy's Place




I began with white cardstock and added a piece of textured soft baby green paper and then added a smooth layer of lavender.
I outline the borders with my metallic pens and placed the image of mother and baby in the centre and propped it up with double sided foam tape to give lift effect.
I used the sentiment 'congratulations' as I think this card can be used for a newborn baby's arrival.
I finalised with bling .
Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully appreciated and received.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Tami

05 May 2010

BLOG HOP WINNER

Hi All,



It has been an interesting week. It has come to the time to make the announcement of the winner from my blog's commenters.

I would firstly like to thank everyone who hopped in and left me a comment. I greatly appreciated each and every comment left.

Do keep visiting and entering the challenges over at : http://www.incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ as every week there are lots of exciting stuff going on.

So now onto the winner.......................................................................................................................

and the winner is.........................................................................................................................................

Rebekah of www.berryliciousblog.blogspot.com.

Congratulations Rebekah, please email me your details so I can get the image to you.

Thank you for entering.

Tami

03 May 2010

May 3 Challenge Anything Goes




Hi All,


We were kindly given images by Squigglefly for this week's challenge. I'm showcasing 'Jonquils' which look very nice and perfect for any occasion. You can visit Squigglefly at: http://www.squigglefly.com/


I began with white cardstock and added a teal shade of backing to it as the first layer.

I had some assistance from Heather in colours for the Jonquils and is very much appreciated and very effective. I found the texture piece to use as the earth from Heather's pile of stock.


I outlined the layer with metallic blue pen and black on the outer edge of the card to help the flowers stand out a little. I finalised with bling on each corner.


I didn't use any sentiment as it can be a card for any occassion.


Please feel free to comment as all feedback is appreciated and gratefully received.

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Tami

26 April 2010

We are having a Grande Finale Blog hop to celebrate our Artist Showcase with the fabulous creators at Stitchy Bear Stamps. Here is what you need to do:

You will travel to all the Design Team’s blogs AS WELL AS the ARTISTS blogs. At each blog you will collect an number. ADD UP ALL THE NUMBERS and email the answer to incywincychallenge@hotmail.com

Please leave a comment on EACH of the blogs as you hop along!!! The GRANDE PRIZE will be ..... 8 images from Stitchy Bear Stamps – ONE from EACH artist! THAT is a SWEET prize!!!!

There might also be RANDOM BLOG CANDY on some of the blogs so be sure to look closely!!!!!

Please leave comment at the bottom of post for your chance to win some blog candy on offer. This is what I have for you.............




A 3D sheet of this adorable dog which is available at: http://www.aspiretothrive.com.au/shop/%22%3EATTCC

This winner will be chosen from all the correct answers randomly!

Also, if you wouldn't mind, spread the love, become a follower of their blogs and pass on the blog hop info. to other bloggers!! The more the merrier!!!!! Add us to your blog roll, or post about our hop on your blogs, in forums, anywhere!!!! We'd love to have a record number of visitors this week!!!!

Here is a card that is one of my favourites, which by the way is our challenge theme for the week.




Post a card or project that uses something that is your FAVOURITE!!! (A favourite stamp, a favourite embellishment, a favourite sentiment, a favourite colour, etc.) The stamp is called Beary Dust Stamp and is by the creator Stitchy Bear Stamps.





My number for you to collect is 9 .

You should have arrived here from Nikki’s Creation blog. If not, please start at the beginning so you can collect all of the numbers to add up!!!!

Please head to Janette’s blog www.stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com to check it out and collect your next number!!!!

Just in case you get lost, here is the order of Blogs you need to hop to:

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog: http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Heather http://vanillahevn.blogspot.com/
Sue (Beary Dust Stamps) http://bearyduststamps.blogspot.com/
Chris http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.com/
CJ (Cowgirl Up Stamps) http://stampenwithcj.blogspot.com/Donna (Lil Diva Stamps) http://lildivastamps.blogspot.com/
Nikki http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.com/
Lexi (Lexi's Creations) http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/
Tami http://catlover-tam.blogspot.com/
Janette (Stampin Dragon Designs) http://stampingdragondesigns.blogspot.com/Stitchy (Stitchy Stamps) http://stitchystamps.blogspot.com/
Liz http://laceribbonsbuttonsandbows.blogspot.com/
Tammy http://tamminniesdesigns.blogspot.com/
Greg http://whistlingcrafter.blogspot.com/
Clare http://thread-bare-mycraftylife.blogspot.com/
Stitchy Bear Stamps http://www.stitchybearstamps.com/shop/

Got your HOPPIN' shoes on??? Get ready to have some fun!!!!!! Remember to come back on Friday to see if you are the winner of our Top 3!!!!


Good luck & have fun!!!!!



Tami

12 April 2010

Wishes - Something Magical




Hi All,


For this week over at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog we were given gorgeous images and our design teamn got a specific image from the set so that we can showcase them. I was given the above image which is simply adorable.


It was given to us by Stitchy Bear Stamps who is at: http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/.


I used my colour pencils to colour her in and some sharpie colours for some intricate details.

I used a cream coloured cardstock and found the purple floral layer and added that as the first base. I then used a yellow tinge paper stock on top of the purple layer and then mounted the image with double sided foam tape to bring her up a bit.


I used a stencil for the star set and used my sharpie's to outline them. I used bling in the little stars to make them shine. I used brads in the corners some simple floral effect.


Being a fairy I used 'Wishes' as the sentiment.


Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

05 April 2010

Debutante - Fancy Fold



Hi All,

For this week's challenge at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog is a fancy fold card. I have been so interested in easel cards once I saw them. I decided to use this image that was kindly given to us by Cowgirl Up Stamps, at Stitchy Bear Stamps.





http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop/

I began with a yellow tinge cardstock and followed the instructions on how to make an easel card and came to realise they are not that difficult to make.
I utilised a program I have been given by Greg on my laptop to colour in the image. The colour of the dress I found to be awesome and so gorgeous.
I layered the top of the card with a red paperstock I had on hand and then some textured paper with heart print all over.
I then used my pink metallic pen, which I must admit are my favourite colouring mediums, and outlined the thicker hearts to give some effect.
I used my gold metallic pen to outline the layers and the outer layer of the card.
I had a little trouble with the sentiment but with some help from my hubby, Greg, I think 'Debutante' is perfect for this card.
I used some self adhesive glitter backing and added some fancy paper stock as the backing and used double sided foam tape to give it some lift and used some double sided foam strip squares to give the sentiment some lift. I finalised the card with some bling.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

29 March 2010

Naptime Bunny



Hi All,


This week we were given this gorgeous bunny for our challenge over at http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/.


We are sponsored by Stitchy @ Stitchy Stamps this week www.stitchybearstamps.com/shop/.
I began with white card stock, then found glitter self adhesive paper in purple colour and added that as my first layer. I then added a piece of textured paper to break the glitter up a bit. I then added a lavender colour sheet of paper ontop of the textured layer.
Naptime Bunny I used Fireworks to colour in and added it to the lavender colour paper. I made extra copies of Naptime Bunny and decided to 3D the ears and arms and also the legs of the crib to give some effect.
I added the sentiment with the help of Greg as I wanted something different than the standard sentiments available. It reads "All I want is a love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!". I thought it perfect for this card.
I added a couple of eggs in the bottom left corner to give the effect Naptime Bunny was looking at the eggs instead of laying down and going to sleep :-)
I finalised with bling and added bits of lines to give the effect of it being sewn as was one requirement of the card.
Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully appreciated and received.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Tami

28 March 2010

Love Wedding Card



Hi All,

This card I have made for a friend's wedding. I was a little stumped in the beginning. But the card seemed to have made itself. Greg bought me the image from Squigglefly and it's a gorgeous image. I was a little unsure on the flowers on how they would turn out.

I used a dark pink shade cardstock and found some backing coloured paper on my list of items on my pc which I printed and used that as my first layer. I coloured the image in with my pencils and the flowers with paint brush pens.

I outlined the border with my pink metallic pen and outlined the card with my silver metallic pen. I had some sentiments that were silver and blinged already, as I love bling.
I finalised with some sparkle in each corner with soft pink bling.

I also added the bride and grooms name within the hearts as a soft personal touch.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully appreciated and received.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami

22 March 2010

Sally - Snuggles



Hi all,

For this week we have been given the above image to use. Her name is Sally.

I coloured her in with my pencil's and outlined her with texta's.

I used white card stock then added a couple of layers of stock, first being red and second being creamy yellow shade. I outlined the borders with metallic pens. The first was a pink and the outer a gold.

I used brad's in the corners to finalise and some bling in the lady bug stick I had lying around.

I had some stick on's for baby and decided to use the word snuggles for the sentiment.

I absolutely love this image and was easy to work with.



We are graciously being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and her link to her store is: www.stitchybearstamps.com/shop/. Do drop in and have nosy.

Please feel free to comment as all feedback is gratefully received and appreciated. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tami