Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bizzy Bec's December challenge theme: "Christmas"

Hi Everyone,
You must be wondering where I've been (missing in action) - well today we are on a plane bound for Melbourne. Over the last few months we have spent packing up our belongings (25 years worth), selling our house and resigning from my job.. 
Its a huge new adventure awaiting us in East Gippsland..  
You will have to forgive my simple post.. but I am sure you understand the fact is.. My craft room is boxed up and currently in transit to our new house (not so new.. but new to us).. 

Now Bizzy Bec's new challenge is of course "Christmas" and I have used a Magnolia snowman image and a Memory box Stary Wreath.
Now Bec has a range of memory box dies here, and if you want some Maggies.. off over here.

 The months prize for Decembers Challenge will be a ....
 kindly sponsored by..Artii Craftii Creations .
They have a huge section of charms, casts, washi tapes and
 lots of arty whimsical style embellishments,  Ok...lots of fabulous goodies for your creations.
 Pop on over and check out the wonderful things in Artii Craftii Creations store.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.. and I look forward to seeing your lovely creations..

Hugs and Love Sally

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bizzy Bec - November Challenge "Time or Travel"

Hi everyone - Yep that time again.. Below is my take on our new 
challenge for this month - Time or Travel.. 
I've used a lovely Magnolia image and coloured her with my copics.
the flowers and ribbons are all from Bizzy Bec's store here

At the moment all my crafting goodies are all packed into boxes.. so the posts will be a bit lean for the next month or so.. as they have been for the last couple of months.. Do you know how stressful moving is - especially from WA to Vic. We have spent the last 18+ years in Western Australia and are finally moving back home to our families. 
I look forward to seeing your new creations over at the Bizzy Bec's Challenge Blog here!

See you soon

ps.. 51 days til christmas

Friday, October 19, 2012

~Thank You~

I just wanted to say "Thank You" to all my crafty friends as we get closer to moving.. I only have 28 days of work to go! I am sure this wont take long to go .
Today I've spent the day at home with my hubby- as he paints one of the last walls in our house before we put it up for sale! He has also changed over all the power outlets and light switches to brand new ones! So while he had the power off - I created this little card for a friend at work who leaves us next week. It is my way of saying how much we loved having her work with us and we will miss her dearly.
Now funnily enough its also that time of the month where its my turn to create a card for Bizzy Bec's blog.
I hope you like it. 

As most of my craft gear is in boxes I have a limited supply of goodies to use! But i thought i would show off a set of Cheery Lyn Design - Exotic Butterflies which you can find here in Bizzy Bec's store along with a load of different designs. I've also used some lovely satin edge sheer ribbon which is see through and goes with everything.. you can find that one here along with some other lovely colours!
Oh just so you know - I've taken this photo with my iPhone as the camera and photo booth are also packed!
Well thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing your cards in Bizzy Bec's current Challenge - Things with wings.. You still have a little time to get your entry in and you could be in the running for a Whimsy Wee Stamp called  Summer Fairy.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Bizzy Bec's October Challenge - Things with Wings

Wow where did the time go?

Well here at Bizzy Bec's its time for next challenge - Things with Wings.

Below is my take on the challenge...

Now I've used a lovely Magnolia image and coloured her with my copics. I've used some Bo Bunny papers in the background!
You can get Magnolia images from Bec and she currently has this season's Christmas stamps on pre-order here .

My blogging will be a bit scarce over the next couple of months as we are in the midst of moving to Victoria, this includes selling our house, packing and yep the move. Hence I've packed up 98% of my craft gear (boy - that's hard to do) and I only have a minimal stash. 

take care and I am looking forward to seeing your newly made creations. Just a gentle reminder to ensure you adhere to the rules of the challenge or you arent in the running to win a prize.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

95 days til Christmas!!

So now I've got your attention and you've gone into shock!!  Even I got a wee bit dizzy when I saw how close Christmas is.. Oh have you noticed that the shops have started to put Christmas things on the shelves?
To add to my collection of 2012 Christmas cards - Here is another one I've put together..
I've used the Memory Box Winterland Tree die, one of Bizzy Bec's digi christmas collection - Nick's christmas star and some of Bec's lovely ribbon. As you can see Nick is going to pop that Star at the top of the tree! You can buy both and much more from Bizzy Bec's online store here.

Now I've kept Nick quite flat as of course I'll have to post him and he's just the right size to pop into a standard envelope.
I hope this is the kick start you need to get into starting your Christmas card collection for this year. Now don't forget there is still time to create a card and enter it into Bizzy Bec's September Challenge ~  'MALE CARD with a TAG/ TAGS. Enter and you could win

The prize for this month is this gorgeous stamp from
Isnt she cute?  I look forward to seeing what you can create.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bizzy Bec's September Challenge~ MALE CARD with a TAG/ TAGS

Hi Everybody,

Yes its that time again were you need to get your thinking cap on and create a new 'MALE CARD with a TAG/ TAGS' to enter Bizzy Bec's September Challenge.

Now this theme was thought up by Marilyn 

So below is my little creation of a tag using a Magnolia Stamp and 2 Memory Box dies.
Now you can get all your supplies from Bizzy Bec's online store here.

Dont forget to pop over to the other Gals blogs and have a peek at their awesome creations or you could just pop along to the Bizzy Bec Blog and take a look at their take on this months challenge.

Hugs and bye for now.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My First Chrismas Card for 2012

Happy Sunday everyone,

I've just spent a lovely day resting at home and putting together this card. My first of many christmas cards to give away. 
I've used a Magnolia image and coloured her with my trusty copic pens. I've added some stickles to make her glitter, liquid pearls, Memory box Frostyville Border die and the paper I used was My Minds Eye (and I loved this paper so much I have two packs) and yes it was last years release and I've only just used the first papers out of the pack.. You buy it cause its so pretty and then it just looks at you and says "I'm too pretty to use".. ha ha 
Now don't forget you can get the Magnolia stamps, glitter and paper from Bizzy Bec's online store 

 Please let me know what you think .. 

Now dont forget you still have time to enter this month's Bizzy Bec Challenge of Spots and Stripes!!! and below is the fab Winterland Tree Memory box die you could win!!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bizzy Becs Monthly Challenge - Spots and Stripes!

Hi Everyone

Yes its that time again when we all show you what we have created as Bizzy Becs DT team.

So this lovely little card is for my daughter's friend - who obviously has just had a baby boy!
The image is a Magnolia baby and the card and ribbons are available from Bizzy Becs online store. The card and ribbons are part of her card kits that she carry's.

I am looking forward to seeing what you have created.. Don't forget to check the rules as we have changed them..

Oh and do go and check our new DT's Michelle's new blog.

Have a great day.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Woohoo ~ Crafty Pad Top 5

Well, guess what.. I was picked as a Top 5 in last weeks The Crafty Pad - Challenge of Paper Piecing!

This has made my day.. Its been a hectic week with both boys (DH/Son)going to Dentist, Orthopedic Surgeon and tomorrow the ol' fella is having a day procedure! Me aka Nurse, Taxi Driver, loving wife, mum! ha ha.. shall be needing to change my hats..

I just thought I would share my crazy week with you all - along with some good news. Suffice to say - am not going to work tomorrow..Hmm.. wonder if I can take my copics to the hospital..

Have a lovely night

Friday, July 20, 2012

A small technical problem

Hi guys,
I needed to clean my blog up as its got a virus in it some where.. and when you click on it.. you go to another website and not mine.. sigh..

I might even have to change my blog completely..OH nnooo..

Update - I've found the little and will get this blog back to some semblance of the normal over the weekend.. i had to take all my links off including my DT and Candy info..

Thank you for your patience - your call is important to us - we will be with you shortly.

Hugs Sal

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A little creation!

Evening everybody..

I thought I would share a little creation. I made this as a entry to the local scrap book store as they have a monthly card creation competition - you have to buy the pack and you're only allowed to use the card/embellishments that are contained within the pack. It was a struggle with using the paper as it wasn't something that i would typically use and there were only 2 sheets double sided.. as you can see - i've used three sides.. ha haha

please let me know what you think..

As an added bonus I found a couple of online challenges to enter it into:

The Crafty Pad: Paper piecing.
Totally Paper crafts - #125 Lots of Layers

Just in case your are wondering - the lovely die is a memory box and I grabbed it from Bizzy Bec's online store..

Have a great night whatever you are doing.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Winner , Winner, Chicken Dinner lol

HI Everyone
Now I know that you were all waiting for me to announce the winner of my birthday blog candy! Yep work got the better of me and we all know when you are stressed else where in your life - crafting gets left behind! well fingers crossed I am way behind that now!
so onto the winner..
I just wanted to say thank you to all who entered and spread the word. I had a lovely time looking at all your blogs and becoming followers.

And - just so as to let you know - I will be having a 'MOVING' candy later this year - as we will be moving back to Victoria (Aust) from Western Australia.


and the winner is:

and that is Tania

Congratulations Tania and can you send me an email so i can get your snail mail addy.

I will have a couple of cards to post early this week - as am entering the local scrapbook stores card challenge.. please let me know what you think.

Hugs for now

Friday, July 6, 2012

Birthday candy! (CLOSED)

UPDATED - this post will stay at the top - for new posts, please see below!

Yesterday was my birthday and I was extremely spoilt! I received flowers from my daughter, my boss and ladies from work. My other daughter sent me a lovely ornament to pop in the garden..I got several presents and someone did mention that my work desk looked like a florist!

So I thought I would pay it forward.

now - since I only three lovely ladies so far - who have shared my candy.. I thought I would post a little teaser! So now its all up to you!!

So it will be a surprise candy that is going to last 48 days! Hmmm.. I wonder why.. ha ha ha..

so the rules are:
1. You need to be a follower (not just for candy)
2. You need to share this candy on your blog
3. Post a comment here on this post to let me know you have done it all :)

For every 5 people you get to join I will keep adding :)

Now it is a surprise - but you can expect - hmm paper, card, a stamp or two, ink pad, Ribbon, Bling, embossing folder or two, some hand crafted crocheted flowers (made by yours truly) etc...

Now it is open world wide - happy to post anywhere

Please share with your friends..

Have a great weekend..

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bizzy Bec's JULY Challenge- FLOWER POWER

Well Hi Ya everybody!
Sorry I've been absent, yet again! But i had some holidays and spent all of my time with my family in Melbourne.. We had a lovely time and I can't wait to move back there.

Now down to business..

Below is my take on this months challenge - Flower Power ~ theme by Tracy

Now I know its not my normal style but I just wanted to give you an idea about what you can use other than the regular coloured images.

So I created this little tag scene with nothing more than Memory Box/Poppy Dies (including Wildflower patch, Grand Madison Window, Grand Madison window box, spring border, primula blooms,Dancing Tulips and our trusty Estate Fence ) and some Kaiser papers..

Am looking forward to seeing what ya'll can create.. Pop on over to the Challenge Blog and pop your entry in.

All of which you can get from Bizzy Bec's Online Store. Bec has some really great sales and pre-orders happening over at her online store.. so pop across and have a look see.

Dont forget to entry my CANDY draw too.. ha ha (see post above - only 11 days to go!!)

I do hope you like it.. have a great day.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bizzy Bec's June Challenge ~ Skittles

So for this challenge - your mission if you choose to accept is for:
any colours as long as the card has "bright colours" and is cheery and just a fun card to look at, so no grunge, distress or shabby chic (ok, have you got that?)

So below is my take on Bright and Cheery!

The image in this one is a CC design's Woodland Lucy with the stone wall, I've used Memory box dies for the puffy clouds and a couple of her lovely flowers.

All of these stamps and dies are available at Bizzy Bec's online store now just remember if anything you want isn't listed - please just email Bec and she will help you with any queries you have.

I look forward to seeing all your lovely entries.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

My first challenge winner...

So who's excited - ME -

Yep I have finally cracked a challenge blog win! wooohooo
The Octopode Factory Friday (TOFF) challenge

with this stunning

And I must say thank you to my son - who without him.. I wouldn't have made a birthday card and won the challenge..

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and to Lily for her lovely email and my prize.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Boy

Evening All,

I hope you all had a lovely mother's day. I spent mine with my son (20). He almost remembered to say "Happy Mother's Day' except his sister beat him to it.. ha ha..

I just thought I would share his birthday card with you all.

Now as one does.. I just have to enter a couple of challenges:
The Octopode Factory - TOFF - Red, white and Blue
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 116 No Pesky Girls Allowed

So the image is an Octopode imngae - The kid, with the houses and stars also from Octopode. The die is a Memory Box - Pristine Border from Bizzy Bec's store

Please tell me what you think? Now the boy is 20 and he is my baby.. Where did those years go?

I hope you all have a lovely night

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bizzy Bec's May Challenge - Vintage

Firstly I must apologise to you all! I have recently changed jobs and have been so busy with it and honestly I get home and am really tired! So below is my take on our latest challenge.. And yep have combined it with my Mothers Day card - which here is Australia is the second sunday in May (two for one.. ha ha Geez I hope mum likes it)
Anyways - I hope ya'll like it Smiles and hugs to all.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lest we forget

Remember the Anzacs They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Lest We Forget For those that need a little more info - ANZACS and RIP Geordie - you are sadly missed by us all. 22/10/1993-25/4/2010 two years have passed.
Have a good day Sally

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bizzy Bec's April Challenge - Add some texture

Good morning everyone,
Bizzy Bec's Aprils challenge is to add some texture to your card. Whether it be some material, hessian, lace etc..
Below is my creation..

Now I've used Memory box dies for the tree, a magnolia die for the fence, then covered it with texture paste and then added some paint. The image is the silver fairy from the Wee Whimsy collection, I've coloured the image using my copics E72,73,74,77.

All these and more are available from Bizzy Bec's online store here
I look forward to visiting all your blogs and seeing what your take on 'Texture' is..

Cheers for now

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Long time between drinks...

Hi all,
goodness - where did March go? You wouldn't read about it! It seems the months are getting shorter. Another poor excuse for not blogging - WORK - seems to get in the way of everything! Apart from some not so minor health hiccups.. I think I'm glad to see the end of March.. Now moving onto the chocolate month of don't forget you only have a couple more days to enter into Bizzy Bec's Monthly challenge. We will be uploading our newest Challenge in a couple of days! Stay tuned for some wonderful creativity!!
See you soon

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bizzy Becs March Challenge ~ Follow the Sketch

Hi All,

Here is my take on our March Challenge over at Bizzy Becs. You will need to follow the sketch below:

Now my card was made for my daughter to give away to one of her friends who has recently had her first baby. I hope she likes it.

The image is a Baby Magnolia - the papers I used were My Minds Eye - 'Be Happy' and a Memory Box flourish. Sorry I must admit you won't be able to buy the crochet flower I've used.. I made it myself. :)

Bec has these range's available at her store

So pop over and see what else she has available. I do know she currently has a pre-order for the new release of Magnolia stamps along with a whole host of other fantastic gear!

Have a great day.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mini Blog Candy ~ Bizzy Becs

Hey Ya'll

Bec is having a Mini Blog Candy - so why dontcha shoot over there and enter :)

Have a great long weekend (here in Perth)

And stay tuned for Bizzy Bec's March Challenge coming up!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winner Winner - Chicken Dinner...

Hi Everybody.. (can you imagine Shrek's

Well its Wednesday night - Yep half way through the week and Yes I have been absent. Sometimes - as others have said before me - Life just gets in the way..

I was just sitting here - blog stalking as i do and trying to relax as one does when work is stressful and gets in the way of having fun - to my surprise i have just received a lovely email from Tara. Now as you know I lurve blog stalking and checking out what the other crafty ladies all over this wide world of ours get up to and I found Tara's blog, now I must say - she is a wonderful creator. To my surprise I won her 40th blog candy.
So i must say - go and check out her work and leave her some lovely comments as her cards are fab.. Dont forget to say happy birthday :)

Oh yeah - I've just had another email from Bec - letting me know that my new magnolia stamps are in the post.. Stay tuned as i will ink them up and create something fab!

have a great night and rest of the week.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Challenge at Bizzy Becs...........

Today is a brand new challenge day over at Bizzy Becs Challenges. The theme this month is ..
*All white except image and add a heart."

I have used a Spellbinders Heart Circles die with a Bildmalarna Stamp - my garden -both of these and more are available from Bizzy Bec's online store

Make sure you check out what the other Brilliant DT's have created on the Challenge post..

Have a great day

Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm a little Blue?

We had a little challenge with the members of our copic class - to use an image and match up the Alphabet! so I chose - this monster.. lol and asked him to feel a little Blue..

Now I know this is a bit kinda weird - but i like him! (He's from Dilly Beans)
Now on my daily blog stalking (weirder still ~ NOT) I found a little challenge to enter this guy in..
Addicted to Stamps challenge #21 - Use Blues (got that one in the bag!)

Well I have to go and finish my homework for my copic class.

Have a great night and keep crafting..

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Anniversary! 25 years

Well its been a long 25 years! Ohhh.. and this post is a bit late. hmmm.. but better late than never. I thought I would pop this up as a bit of a funky Anniversary card.. and will let you know how the DH takes it!

Now I know that this is like the third post this week.. Nope am not on a roll - cause i have done absolutely nothing since getting home from work tonight ~ sigh..

I will however take this chance to enter this quirky card in a challenge for Dilly Beans ~ shades of red and black challenge

Have a great night and keep crafting!
Hugs to all

Bizzy Bec's January Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Are you going to join us for this months Challenge at Bizzy Bec's? (of course you are)
the challenge this month is: ANYTHING GOES!

How easy is that! Yep anything you want to create... Just go ahead.

Here is my creation! Its reminding me that my daughter is living it up in Thailand and enjoying probably to many cocktails! I hope you enjoy it.

This image is one of Bec's digi's from her Daisy Collection - Daisy with a drink and you can grab her from Bec's online store .

I look forward to seeing all of your creations.

Have a great day

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WOW is it 2012? already

First off - can I say sorry for being absent.

Do you know I think that work is really getting into the way of my crafting habit and then there was Christmas!

Hands up who spent most of christmas day travelling around the countryside trying to please everyone and feeling exhausted by the end of the day!
Yep - thats me with both hands waving in the air!!

Our christmas day was spent travelling through the wonderful green pastures of Gippsland and yep thats a fair way from Western Australia. Consequently after arranging everything - booking flights, making sure the cat was booked into the cattery, accommodation and hire car. I can tell you I was pooped - as i was organising everyone at work as well..

Ok, enough of the woe is me!..

I have made some cards and will share one of them with you tonight..

Now this card was created for the daughters to give out - yep whilst doing everything else.. who was a good mum and was creating christmas cards.. and didn't send one out herself.. Yep you guessed it.. those hands are still waving in the air!
I think DH had a great idea - send out some cards during the year - with the ritual christmas letter and well - perhaps he can have a go at writing it as well.. ha ha .. nah.. its never gonna happen..

Any who - back to business! crikey even the spell checker is having issues..
i thought i would enter this card in a couple of challenges - yep found a couple - sooo fingers crossed.

Entering my card into the following challenges:
Pollycraft monday challenge - Challenge #121 - Punch It

Okey Dokey
must get onto the next job!
have a great night..

Hugs all round!