26 October 2011

Making a Christmas card with Lawn Fawn.

I purchased my xmas set from Lawn Fawn ages ago and today made this pop up card. I coloured with copics and used glossy accents,Helmar 3d scrapdots and many judikins pop blocks.

 can you see santa hiding????
Tara :)

25 October 2011

Nina B presents a sketch challenge..

I thought i would enter the Sketch Challenge on lily pad cards this week. Nina B has given us a great sketch and though i do not have any of her stamps...YET......... i thought i would go ahead and give it a go.
Here is the Sketch......
and here is my card inspired by the sketch.

I have used Paper Smooches- Chubby Chums stamps, MFT die namics dies and some stampin up paper that i found to match my little owl.


23 October 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge....

I have jsut brought my first set of Paper Smooches stamps last week. they were so cute.
Here they are...
They are called chubby chums.The owl really reminded me of Hoot from Poppy's favourite show giggle and Hoot.

Don't you think so too? I am so going to colour the owl in just like hoot for some cards in the future!

So when i went on their site i saw they has a Challenge Blog too.

So i thought i would enter this weeks challenge.
Here is the photo for inspiration.....

And you can find the challenge here.
I am not a big fan of masculine cards but i gave it a go. Here is what i came up with.......

I have used the Chubby Chums stamp set. I have also used Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABC's, Sizzix embossing folder-woodgrain, MFT dienamics branch and leaves, copics to colour and several distress inks by tim holtz. The photo bit i made on my pc and printed and cut out to give the polaroid effect.

Tara :)

22 October 2011

Fisk-a-teers sketch challenge for a card.

I finally finished the card challenge for fisk-a-teers. WHEW! getting a few projects done all at once is hard work!
here is the sketch for the card.

and here is the card.....

I have used my circle shape template and shape express for this card and  my circle everywhere punch to make the window that the little red back spider hangs. I have used an embossing folder for the web and a tim holtz web stamp too.
Tara :)

20 October 2011

Lawnscaping challenge #20 paper piecing.

This week is challenge #20...... wow it has gone really quickly! 20 all ready!
anyway here is the link if you would like to Enter.

I thought i would combine this challenge with one of the fisk-a-teers challenges on dimension.
here is my card.

I used hats of to you, winter fox and on the mend Lawn Fawn stamps. i also used limitless limbs stamp by pink cat studio. i used many fiskars tools including grass border punch, laughin jack and circle squeeze punch and cloud squeeze punch.
Tara :)

18 October 2011

Fiskars October Sketch challenge...

On the fisk-a-teer blog there is a monthly sketch challenge. Here is the Link.
so here is the sketch........

So to do a double whammy i decided to use this sketch for the Bella! blog monthly challenge also. you can find this challenge Here.
So i used some great pics of my nephew Liam and came up with this page.

I used several Fiskars punches upper crest and boundary waters, my Fiskars trimmer and scissors.
The paper and embellishments are Bella! boyz range.
Tara :)

17 October 2011

fisk-a-teers Colour challenge orange and pink.

This months Fisk-a-teers colour challenge is orange and pink. this is a hard colour combo for me as i am not in my comfort zone with these colours. but i had a good go at it and as halloween is upon us i thought what about a spooky card.

I have used heaps of Fiskars tools to make this card.
lever punch -Tree
border punch -picket fence
border punch -happy jacks
squeeze punch -x-large circle
fingertip knife
shape template ovals- the edge which is scalloped
shape express

I also used lawn fawn stamps happy haunting
and some old heidi grace halloween rub ons.
plus the usual card and glue etc.

Tara :)

06 October 2011

Our holiday comes to a close....... :(

The last few days i did not have access to a internet connection so here is a little story of what happened over the past 2 days.
On Tuesday we went to the buried village. it was really interesting. In 1904 a volcano erupted and buried several villages.a little like pompeii. it was amazing to think of the force that destroyed and killed everyone in the village.

There was heaps to see.
Once we walked around Zoe and i went for a waterfall walk. the views were great.

Then we went for a little drive to see the volcano that did all the damage. the volcano is dormant but will erupt again.
You can see the volcano top in the distance.
That night we decided to go to the pig and whistle again for tea. while waiting for dinner Zoe locked herself in the toilet. she was a right state when she managed to get out (mind you she had to crawl under the door which was only a 8 inch gap.) Any way like the daughter so is she went and complained to the wait staff she got upset about the whole thing and they gave her a free sundae. she was very happy with herself as you can see in the picture!
She then decided to share it with poppy . the 2 of them were bouncing off the walls giggling for hours after! It was all that sugar!!!

Here is the 2 of them sharing the flake on the top!!!!!

The next day we went to Auckland and checked out the factory outlet village. it was ok. then off to the holiday inn and then today we flew home...... to find the washing machine broken! Typical!!!!
All in all we had a FANTASTIC holiday!!!

04 October 2011

Rain,rain,go away............

Yesterday it just rained ALL day So Rob looked after Poppy and i took Zoe to Rainbow Springs kiwi park so she could see a Kiwi.
Even though it was raining the place was beautiful. 

We saw some great animals but best of all was, we went to the kiwi enclosure and as they are nocturnal animals we only got to see a faint shadow of the kiwi. but when we went to go outside a lady from the park was going to collect an injured kiwi so we asked if we could watch and she said yes. It was great we managed to see the kiwi up close and take a picture of one.
After the park we picked up Rob and Poppy and went for lunch/tea at the pig and whistle. the food was great!!!

Hopefully today the weather will get better as we all want to go to the buried village.......

03 October 2011

Wales 66 - Fiji 0........what more can i say............

So today we went off to see Wales play Fiji in the Rugby World Cup. I think firstly i have to say a big thanks to the mobility permit Zoe gets for her brace. We got to park in the disabled parking which was just outside our gate entry.Yeah! here is a pic of how close we were. the car was right next to us.

Poppy was enjoying the atmosphere...

We arrived early so we went to a pub near the ground, it was great a big sea of red!

Around 4pm we made our way back to the car and dropped off the pushchair as we could not bring it into the ground.
Here we are in the ground.
We got to our seats and waited for the game. Zoe was Really excited!
The view from our seats.

Here are the Wales team training...
Then the Fijis put on a show.

Then the game was opened.

And out came the teams....wales!!!!! and Fiji......

Zoe started to get really excited now!

Then the national anthem played for Wales.
for some reason blogger will not let me upload it so i will try facebook.
After the national anthem we watched Wales thrash Fiji!!!!!!!!

right at the end we went down to the bottom and watched wales get interviewed etc. i managed to get my program signed by Sam Warburton the captain of wales. Just for you Nesta!!!! we also got a pin for the world cup too. there was a bloke handing them out only to some people ,you could not buy them so we will sent this to you too Nesta!

It was a great day!!!!!!!