Monthly Archives: August 2011

back on your feet

Good Morning!

I’ve had a small break from crafting as a few things were getting to me, who knew I would upset people by giving things away for free? Maybe I’m stepping on some toes or something. Well, it never hurts to recharge the ol’ batteries but now I’ve got to get those creative juices flowing again.

A family member had a Knee Op last week so I wanted to wish them well and this seemed so appropriate. I drew this little tortoise/turtle and matching sentiment which I used on my card and also made a circle combining both the image and sentiment to give you a choice of how to use it. I think it would look really cool if the circle was printed off twice and the outside sentiment was cut out and popped up on 3D foam pads as a raised frame similar to how I did in this post.

I coloured my tortoise/turtle with Copics adding little spots in a darker colour then added some shine with a Sakura glaze pen to his little eye, toe nails and shell and sponged the background with distress inks. My layout came from this weeks Decontructing Jen sketch and my colours came from The Play Date Cafe. Mint and Coral aren’t colours I would ordinarily think to use together but I think it actually works, this is why I am really enjoying taking part in challenges as it forces me to take more risks and try things I wouldn’t have on my own.

back on your feet card

Here are your digis:

(click on the images to expand before saving to your computer)

off your feet

back on your feet sentiment

back on your feet circle

Hope you like them, enjoy!

My Memories Giveaway Winner!

I used a number generator at to find a winner for the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software and the winner is…drum roll please…Diane!


Hi Bird, Thanks for the link, they have a lot of beautiful sets there. I love the White Wedding, the papers are gorgeous, and the set of masks is exciting too. I’ve bookmarked it to do some shopping later, thanks. Love your Halloween card too.

Congratulations Diane, I will be contacting you shortly :)


For those of you who didn’t win, My Memories are offering you a $10 discount on the purchase of the MyMemories Suite v2 scrapbook software. (The Software also comes with a $10 coupon for downloads-a total value of $20!)

Using this code will give you the discount: STMMMS80401

My Memories Giveaway


I have a giveaway for you today from the lovely people at My Memories who are offering a copy of their Digital Scrapbooking Software to one of you guys, a prize worth $39.97, cool huh?

I had a play with it for a couple of hours, it has some scrapbooking elements already within it and there are some free kits on their website which I made use of to create a Halloween Card. As I mentioned I only had a couple of hours to have a play with the software and couldn’t seem to find a way to change the colour of the small elements and did it find it a bit tricky to work on lower layers once I had added layers on top of them but maybe in some more time I could have found ways around that. What stood out to me the most however was how straight forward this software is to use, you can easily find your way around with very little computer experience and I love the way you can use any papers or kits etc you already have saved on your computer, if you’re anything like me you’ll have a folder full of a ton of free downloads to dip in to ;)

Here’s my digital card:

halloween digital card

and here’s how the printed version looks:

halloween printed card

Ok, so how do you enter? Simply go to My Memories and pick out your favourite kit then leave me a comment here on this post telling me which one it is by midnight Sunday 28th, I’ll pick the winner on Monday Morning to cover all time zones :)

Good Luck!