Friday, April 16, 2010

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who sent in their entries! I'd love to share the lovely cards with you. Will be back soon :)

Happy Crafting!

My First Sketch Event! *Closed*
Dear fellow crafters

Like I'd mentioned in one of my older posts somewhere...

"I frequently scour the internet for craft ideas and inspiration. I'm amazed at the creativity that's out there! It makes me feel so proud that we're all this big, huge crafting community, constantly creating. In my head it's like this massive wave of positive energy, all flowing into making something beautiful! *sigh*, it's an overwhelming feeling. Tell me if you've felt it too..."

Sketch Events/Challenges are one of those things that bring us all together as a crafting community. So I thought I'd have one too, you know, for the love of crafting :)

 Presenting to first sketch event -

Here's the sketch -

The usual stuff -

1. Please make a card based on my sketch.

2. Post it on your blog and link it back to this post.

3. Please feel free to copy and paste the event logo on your blog.

4. You have until 30 April 2010 to send in your entries.

5. Please send the link to your post and a picture of your creation to 

6. I will post the round-up some time in the first week of May 2010. 

Let's spread the craft vibes around and have some fun! Please do tell your other blogger friends about this.

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations!
Happy Crafting!

The Blogosphere brings us together...every day :)

Vicky from Clips-n-Cuts has reached a milestone in blogging - her 100th post! And she's celebrating by making a list of as many cardmaking/scrapbooking blogs as possible, isn't that a great idea!

So make sure you participate. Simply post about this on your blog and provide the link in your post for your readers to join in the fun.

The constant and growing stream of inspiration flowing through the thousands of crafting blogs is fascinating! I'm so glad to be part of this beautiful Blog World.

Congratulations again Vicky :)
Happy crafting everyone!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My First Digital Image - Coffee Trio (Freebie)

I was trying something yesterday, you know, just experimenting. I was attempting to create a simple digital image. Coffee being something I love, this seemed quite easy to do :) However, I've used really, really primitive methods to make this one! There are so many cool tools and loads of software available today to digitise sketches and images. And I'm thinking they're not as simple as I think they'd be! I'm yet to explore. Well, how's this for starters?

Click on the picture, right click to save the image on to your computer and enjoy!

Just a few tips from my experience with this image:
Preferably, open it in Word or PPT. - Open a new Word or PPT document and 'Insert' 'Picture' from the folder saved.
To set transperancy, double click the picture and under 'format' - 'recolour' choose 'set transparent colour'.
Reisze and print on your preferred card stock/paper.

Hope I haven't made it too complicated!

Have fun! I'd love to see how you've used this image in your creations. Please leave me a comment if you do use it in a project.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bird's Cards

Hi Everyone

Just a quick post. Wanted to share this awesome site with you (in case you don't know already!). There are some great free digi images. Enough to last many many fun crafting afternoons :)

(Make sure you register, leave a comment to say 'thank you' and read her Terms of Use.)
Have fun creating!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bird of Paradise

When I saw the current challenge on at Order of the Opus Gluei, I just knew I had to show off these gorgeous pics husby had taken at the San Diego Wild Animal Park last winter. I even wrote a little something for it :) This is for Challenge #50 For the Birds. Thinking out of the box, eh? 

Please click on the picture for larger text.

So all you beautiful crafters, go on, spread your wings, fly high, wish big!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Another ISS Image...

I love the retro collection at ISS. The images are chic and trendy and a lot of fun to play with. Here's a card I made with a baby shower theme. I wanted to avoid the standard pink 'n' blue. Green seemed like an option. I also wanted to use my new bundle of 6x6 pattern paper and it had these cute baby themed ones in there.

Be back soon. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Retail Therapy!

Need I say more?! *wink*

Image: In Style Stamps

Friday, April 2, 2010