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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Finnabair - 2014 Warm & Cosy Challenge

Hi Snickerdoodle Friends... Oh Gooshness, it has been so long since I've been here. Life is full of it's own challenges - this past year has certainly presented some not so interesting challenges, which basically put my entire creative life on hold. It's been over 12 months since I've either designed or created... oh boy have I MISSED creating. This challenge is just what I've needed!! It has kickstarted some mixed media creations and even designing some new quilting/stitching projects. 

While making some changes... I came across Finnabair's - WARM & COSY CHALLENGE. I love this ladies work, and her creative team - well they know how to rock creativity too... Finnabair is the bomb in creativity and she certainly presented a challenge with this. I hope when she's next in Australia, I get the chance to take a class with her.  Back to the challenge... let's just say - were I live in Sydney, Australia... even our winters have plenty  of sunshine - chilly/cold but pretty mild days. 

Colour and words inspire my creativity as a designer... so with no photo's of anything remotely warm and cozy, I hit Pinterest. Here is my inspiration board...
Colour Play - Clotted Creams. Chocolate Browns and Dusty Grey Blue
Words - they speak for themselves, my favourite things outside of designing and creating...

and of course... mixing everything together with fabric, paper and mixed media supplies. For the first time, I got to use Finnabair's Art Ingredients... Soft Matte Gel and Light Paste. Heavenly products to work with and so versatile. 

What did I eventually create??

I started writing instructions and even wanting to create a video but time ran away from me and honestly, it's been forever since I've done a video that I got a little scared... so next time I'll pull my creative girl pants up and create a video.  For now, I hope you all enjoy what I've created... it's dimensional, uses my favourite colours that always inspire warm, cozy thoughts and it represents my love of quilting, mixed media and reading and being snuggled up warm at the same time when the weather gets chilly... what more does a girl need? 

Below you will find Finnabair's beautiful creation for this challenge. Additionally check out all the amazing creations from her creative team and all the entries so far... OMGooshness - there is a bucket load of beautiful creations to view.

take care - have a gorgeous day filled with creativity and inspiration

Here's how our Cosy Challenge works:

First of all, make sure you blog hop with my Creative Team. Below you can see the list of all the blogs where you can find lots of warm and fuzzy inspirations.
Make yourself a huge cup of hot tea and visit each of the ladies to see their Cosy interpretations of the challenge. Don't forget to leave a warm comment! :)

Are you feeling warmed and inspired?
So here's what you can do:

1) Find a photo that will serve as an inspirational jumping point for you. It can be any image from the internet or a photo you take yourself;

2) Create a work (layout, collage, canvas, cards - anything goes) that represents the concept of coziness and warmth;

3) Leave a link to your work in this post using the linky tool below. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blog Hop Party..... Drumroll please...

WOW!! so many blogs have been visited... that was a whirlwind of fun!! So many gifts that will be sent to their new homes...Santa is going to be busy. I hope you have all had a wonderful time hopping around the world, admiring gorgeous quilting creations, meeting up with new friends and places and having fun!

Help us to CONGRATULATE our Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party winner...

.... LEANNE ....

on winning a copy of SANTA'S GOT COMPANY

Leanne wrote:
I'm just learning how to do redwork and Christmas patterns are really getting me motivated. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. Love the name of your blog. I love Snickerdoodles.

** LeAnne... if you can email me with your mailing details.. I can get your pattern out to you. I've sent an email but if you don't get it... you can find my email by clicking under my profile picture... Ü

Thank you for all the wonderful new and old friends for visiting us during your blog hop party journey. I'm thankful that there are so many wonderful and talented quilters and crafters that make up this wonderful community. I thank each and every one who has visited my little home for your wonderful generosity, kind comments and encouragement. You are what encourages us as designers to create for you.

I wish you and your beautiful families a wonderful festive season filled with joy, hope, and peace!

Take care - have a gorgeous day filled with creative stitches & inspiration.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Quilt Gallery Blog Hop Party... Closed

......well.........good golly, it has been a while, hasn't it!! It's that time of year when all those cutey elves have you working your tail off in festive happiness (or is that madness!!). What better way to catch up with everyone than start with a BLOG HOP PARTY...
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

One of my gorgeous Canadian friends - Michele of the Quilting Gallery is hosting one of the largest QUILTING BLOG HOPS that I've ever seen and I'm so proud to have my humble little home... Snickerdoodle Dreams (& our blog) join in the fun and festivities... please won't you join us.

I can't think of a better way to start the party and Festive Season than giving away one of my Snickerdoodle Dreams Christmas patterns to one lucky Snickerdoodle friend

Santa's Got Company


That's easy - simply leave a comment - please leave some love & thanks you's to be entered for this beautiful gift. As budding designer's, we love designing for you and appreciate all the love and kindness given back to us in return.

Winners will be posted at the end of the party December 18th.

International Friends are most welcome to participate

Please make sure that you are contactable via email... otherwise make sure to check back at the end of our Blog Party to see if you are the lucky pattern winner!!

We love being inspired & creative - not only with quilting but also using mixed art media and scrapbooking. We hope you will find plenty of Snickerdoodlin’ gorgeousness to keep you busy in fabric and stitches. You can find more of our patterns on our secure store website - we look forward to having you with us::


Click => BLOG PARTY for the full list of Blog Party participants...

take care - have a fabulous day filled with creative stitches & inspiration

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Looking for a S/Dreams Creative Team...

Snickerdoodle Dreams
is looking for a wonderful team of five (5)

to create paper, card or scrappin' magic with
our range of S/Dreams Digital Stamps...

=> Design 2 ~ 4 projects per month using our Digital Stamps
=> Post your finished projects to your Blog, FB, etc
=> Be an active part of our team
=> Use your CREATIVITY & have FUN

You will have complete free access to all our
S/Dreams Digital Stamps

1. Download the free SD Digital Stamp (click the image below - add the free image to the shopping cart)
2. Using your creativity and the free SD Digital Stamp send a photo of your finished project to us


3. Your Name and Email
4. Link to your gallery/blog or You Tube (bonus)
5. Would you like to make video's of your work/projects using our stamps?
6. What's your favourite medium when using Digital Stamps? Copics, Paints, Prisma Pencils, Distress Inks, Digital Colouring, etc

Call Closes:: July 30

We will announce the Snickerdoodle Dreams Creative Team:: August 1

Australian and International people are most welcome to apply. If you have any questions... please don't hesitate to email us...

We can't wait to see what you create with our Digital Stamps...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sydney Quilt & Craft Show 2011

It's that time of year again....something that is a must event on the calendar list...something that I must attend.... a girl's got to have a day of utter indulgence and immenrse herself in all things quilty & crafty. There's nothing better than a day spent amongst fabulous quilts... loads of delicious fabrics, crafty goodness, more delicious fabric and spending money... I'm sure that the c/card doesn't want to miss out... LOL!!

A total day of quilty therapy & indulgence... BRING ON SATURDAY....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Snickerdoodlin' Stitchin' Crew 2011/2012

Hi Snickerdoodle Dreams Friends...

We are so thrilled to introduce our current Snickerdoodlin' Stitchin' Crew program at Snickerdoodle Dreams.

$15.00 p/year

Snickerdoodlin' Stitchin' Crew 2011/12 -- commencing June 15th

All orders placed before JUNE 15 will receive a BONUS stitchin' Snow Friend outline in their June download... place your order today

"Snickerdoodlin' Stitchin' Crew" is a subscription program, where you receive a stitching design (b/w) outline each month. Our theme for the 2011/12 period will be based on SNOW FRIENDS. We look forward to having the pleasure of your company on our creative journey.

Click ==> Snickerdoodlin' Stitchin' Crew 2011/12
for more information and purchasing details... thank you Ü

If you have any questions... please don't hesitate to ==> Contact Us

take care... have a beautiful day filled with creativity & inspiration

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our Winning - Scrappin' Diva is...

For all those scrappin' diva's out there... help us to CONGRATULATE our Artsy Addicts Blog Hop winner.....


Sue... can you pm/email me your address details & I'll send you the Fabric Embossed Birdcage that was taught in our technique...

I want to thank all the wonderful scrappin' divas out there who not only visited us during the blog hop but also left some beautiful comments on our blog. It was my pleasure to be able to bring you something new to your scrapbooking projects. I'm looking forward to more blog hops down the track...

If you happen to use our technique... send us a photo of your completed project. We'd love to post it here and show off your amazing works.

take care - have a gorgeous day filled with creativity & inspiration