Friday, 28 September 2012

Hambohoedown84 harvest bunny

OMGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I can hardly believe it, my Hambo Stamps  Broadway Bound Blog Hop Challenge card WON!!!!!! I absolutely loved participating and I thoroughly enjoyed blog hopping, seeing other peoples creations fills me with awe as I am reminded that we all think in very different ways, it is wonderful.                                                                                                                                     Now on to this weeks Hambo hoedown challenge, this week is a sketch challenge using this cute "Harvest bunny" digi image, given free if you entered last weeks hoedown challenge. This was a fun card to make, I have seen cards done using the pumpkin design as a shaped card, so I did a smaller version to use it as my topper, I love how the stamped leaf turned out, and I made it more autumnal by coloring it in with promarkers metallic pens.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Broadway Bound "THE SOUND OF MUSIC"

Welcome to "Broadway Bound!" a blog hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps!  Today Hambo customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict Broadway show titles! If you arrived here from Jen you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize! there will be a prize for one random hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way, and a prize for one participant. The winners will be announced on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Tuesday, September 25th, the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, September 23 at 5 PM CST.

Here is the order for the hop

Talk to the Ham - Hambo blog












Jane  You are here








The theme for my card was so easy to think about for a couple of reasons, firstly, The sound of music, which was filmed in the year I was born,1965, is absolutely my favorite musical, I have it on DVD, and still watch it on telly when it is on every Christmas, I never tire of watching it, especially the part where Maria and the Captain dance the Laendler, and they look into each others eyes (ooooohhh Im going all shivery), Secondly, the fabulously cute NUN image I have used which can be found here was the image I used for my very first challenge ever which was way back in June, I didnt even have my own blog then, (but got this pretty much after) ......So here is my card...I know!!!!! it is way too fussy, but once I started I just couldnt stop, I knew in my head I wanted to do something with the theatre dressing room mirror idea, I started by sticking some spellbinder stars to red card, then just got carried away.The words say " climb every mountain til you find your dream, so it could be useful as an inspirational kinda card.  Anyway I hope you like it.
Now hop over to Kecia to see another great Broadway show! 

Hambohoedown83 bird balloon

The challenge over at Hambo Stamps this week was to use the "bird balloon" digi image (given for free if you played the last hoedown challenge) and incorporate chevrons, I like how this card turned out, the image is cute and the card is not too fussy.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Hambohoedown82 panda gift

This is my entry for the hoedown over at Hambo Stamps, the digi image is "Panda gift", and is free if you entered the last hoedown challenge, this week the challenge is anything goes, well!! you would think it is so easy when you can do anything you want, but my brain goes into meltdown if I have no restrictions, is anybody else like that or is it just ME?!!!! I was originally gonna keep the card just black and white, staying with the panda theme, but it just looked way too boring so to cheer it up I added some die cut flowers, the fabulous small bow die from lil inkers is so adorable

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Paper Smooches Bee Happy

This week over at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge we are inspired by these sketches. As soon as I saw it I saw a pencil, but as one of the design team had already thought of that (and I hate it to seem like I am copying) I came up with this idea, The little bee is one of several digi images you can download for free, yaaay. The gem in the centre of the flower is from my dance dress, (I do classical sequence competitions) and am in the middle of taking some gems off, but making a hash of it GULP!! my dance teacher will go crazy, but on the plus side, I have lots of aurora borealis gems for my cards now, lol.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Paper Smooches OWH

Paper Smooches is doing a sketch challenge to celebrate Operation Write Home's Birthday, here is the sketch and the card. I thought that as it is for the troops I would take the inspiration from the flag, so I did the cute little professor from the smarty pants set holding a flag,  I also paper pieced his tie to make that patriotic too, cuuute, even if I say so myself. By participating in this challenge, the paper smooches set Circle Of Honor could be up for grabs, soooo gonna keep my fingers crossed.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

CAS-ual Fridays CFC69 embossing

Boy oh boy!! I have so many embossing folders that I bought when I first started cardmaking, and as I have progressed I have forgotten all about them, so when this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge was to create a project using embossing, either dry, heat, or both, I suddenly remembered that they were tucked away in one of my very many drawers, so I dug them out and made this card. The white card and the dry embossing is actually very crisp but as usual I dont take very good photographs... sigh.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


I just love the new digi image from hambo stamps this week, mouse painter is soooo cute, and the challenge word was SPLATTER, well, thats not too hard when an image of a painter is involved, so I splattered red paint all over the little mouse and over the sentiment, added glossy accents to it to look wet, and of course, did my favorite of cards, the easel, voila!!!.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Paper Smooches trend watch challenge

At Paper Smooches this week it is a trend watch challenge, and the subject is "retro fab", Well I love anything from the 1970s era so I decided to stamp a few shirts from the squeaky clean set onto bold 70s looking patterned paper. love it.