Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Getting to Know You Blog Hop



 Hello.

First of all, I apologise for this being late (I will show you the reason later in the post).  I was very excited when fellow JD teamie Marion tagged me to do this challenge.  I was probably a little bit hesitant too, as some of my friends know I don't share/write a lot when I post (I have all this stuff going around in my head about what I will write and then I sit down and then nothin! seriously!).  

Ok, so here is the deal....you have to answer 5 questions about yourself and then tag another crafty person that you are inspired by.  I was tagged by my fellow JD teamie Marion, and I thought I would keep it in the family (so to speak) and tag our head honcho Jane.  I so admire her passion, and talent and being able to juggle her business and family (I know it is tough sometimes) but she just keeps on keepin on (like those everyready bunnies LOL!)

On to the questions...


1.What creative projects are you currently working on?

I am not working on anything paper related at the moment (waiting for my new JD stamps to arrive actually),  BUT I do have several crochet project happening (simultaneously of course!).  I am making a throw for my bed, and I have two baby blankets to make for twin boys....here are some quick pics...







2.What inspires your designs?


I am inspired by other peoples designs and creativity (nothing like sitting at the computer first thing in the morning with a lovely cup of tea and cruising all of your favourite blogs to see what everyone is up to).  Of course pinterest is a great source of inspiration too.




3.What method / process (if applicable) do you apply to each of your creative projects, and how long does each project take to complete?



I think alot about what I am going to do before I sit down to create.  This way when I get the chance to make the card, I have everything sorted in my head.  Of course, as everyone knows, it doesn't always come out the way you think it will LOL!  But I find I don't sit and play around for any length of time,  if something doesn't work I leave it and go and think about it some more.  It usually takes no more than an hour to make a card, but most times I can get one done in about 10 minutes, it depends on what techniques I use (colouring and fussy cutting takes longer) AND I leave everyting to the last minute (my husband said I should change the name of my blog to lastminute.com LOL)




4.If you had to describe your 'signature' style, what would it be?



My style is clean and simple, and a little bit cute.  I like graphic but have trouble doing it.






5. What are 3 crafting products/tools you can't live without?


Cutting bee scissors, dies and copics.  Of course there are alot of other goodies that I love, but these are the 3 that I couldn't live without. 

I thought I would leave you with some crafty creations from some of my favourite designers... (I have to stress the fact that these are just SOME of the wonderful designers out there.  This would be a very long post if I posted all of my favs LOL!)







Cristina Kowalczk




Marion Vagg




Therese Calvird


I hope you have enjoyed reading all about me.  Next week will be Jane's turn...
 
 




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jane's Doodles - Thanks



Hello.

It's my turn on the Jane's Doodles blog today and I have a clean and simple card using Doodle Flowers II.  Using masking, fussy cutting, di cutting and copic colouring I have created this bright and cheerful card (just perfect for our spring weather)...



I am going to share this one with the current Virginia's View Challenge #8...




Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jane's Doodles



Hello.

Have you seen this gorgeous owl?  He is from a new set by Jane's Doodles called 'Wise Owl'.




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jane's Doodles - Just a note



Hello.

Just popping in quickly to share a card for Jane's Doodles.  So for my card today I have used Doodle Flowers II and have combined several techniques including copic colouring, masking and fussy cutting to create this clean and simple card...




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jane's Doodles - August Release


Hello.

Tonight is the night for our Jane's Doodles Blog Hop.  The sets we are showcasing tonight have already been released in the Shop, BUT all three sets are being given away during the bloghop.  In case you haven't seen the new sets, here they are...


 


Wise Owl



Read all about it!

 
We have a fabulous Guest Designer and 2 awesome new Design Team Members, so I am sure you will give them a warm welcome...

Jennifer (Guest Designer) http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/
Marion (new DT member) http://mademarion.vagg.org/ 
 Miriam (new DT member) http://mprantner.blogspot.com/ 

... and last but not least my creations...






Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jane's Doodles - Just for you.



Hello.

I am here today to share a card for Jane's Doodles.  Lots of sales happening on the BLOG, so be sure to pop in regularly.

I have used the 'Roses', 'Life is good' and 'Doodle Flowers' sets for this simple card...




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jane Doodles ...



Hello.

So, while Jane is busy drawing some awesome new stamps for Jane's Doodles, the team are creating extra projects this month...

For my first card I have used





Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jane's Doodles - You brighten my day...


Hello.

I am back with a bright and cheerful card for Jane's Doodles.  I have used masking, colouring, some fussy cutting and stencilling.  And the sets I have used are:





Friday, June 13, 2014

Jane's Doodles - Happy Birthday



Hello.

I have been busy mixing and matching my Jane's Doodles stamps sets again to create my version of an abstract card.  This week I have used:





Monday, June 9, 2014

Jane's Doodles - Celebrate...



Hello.

I apologise for not getting this up earlier...long weekend here is Oz, so enjoying family time.  For my card today I embossed the tag image from 'Life is Good', then watercoloured them, added the arrow, flower and stapled the twine (have I mentioned that I LOVE my mini stapler LOL)

Here are the Jane's Doodles sets that I have used:





I just realised that this card would be perfect for Virginia Lu's current challenge HERE

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jane's Doodles - You are enough...



Hello.

I am popping in today to share a card for Jane's Doodles.  It took me for-ev-er to finish this card...I was happy with the patterned paper I made and the 'Maile Belles' stripe, but how and where does the sentiment go.  argh!  I'm still not sure it works...

The sets I used are:





Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jane's Doodles - Release Blog Hop



Hello.

Today I am very excited to be a part of the Jane's Doodles Release Blog Hop.  We are releasing 2 new sets that are already available in the SHOP.








Miriam (Guest Designer) http://mprantner.blogspot.com/
Evgenia http://evgeniapetzer.blogspot.com/ (new Design Team member!)

 As you can see from the Blog Hop list, Miriam is our Guest Designer.  And we are welcoming a new DT member Evgenia.  I am sure that you will welcome both these ladies with lots of comment  love.  

As always, both these sets will be given away as a prize to a luck commenter.