Sunday 16 December 2012

We're on the move

Well sadly I'm not at my desk this weekend....not sure when I'll get back to my addiction of making cards but I can still keep an eye on what fellows card makers are up to - even way out here on the Nullabor Plain in South Australia. This is me outside our van, we've just paid to stay the night at the caravan park attached to the Nullabor service station which is on the western side of the plain. We traveled 900kms today after 800kms yesterday and decided to stop here as local time is 7:30pm and we've just crossed the SA/WA border and the time difference is two and a half hours so we've called it a day- our body clocks will be way out for a couple of days.

Friday 14 December 2012

Seize the Birthday

I am so interested in a birthday card challenge blog - I've far too many 'thinking of you card' as well.... yes let's link up with Seize the Birthday

Saturday 8 December 2012


I'd just like to share a couple of special Christmas cards I made using the background papers I made with distress inks and spraying with perfect pearl mist. Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash


Shopping Our Stash Challenge 80: Winter Holiday or Snow/Winter theme

A quick last minute Christmas card for Diane, a lovely lady I met who volunteers at the Salvos. I like this embossing folder and just topped it off with a couple of tinted snow flakes and sentiment.
It fits with the winter theme at Shopping Our Stash #80 this week.  Thanks for taking a peek

Saturday 1 December 2012

iSpy Sketches, Just Add Ink

Hmmmm this is a really dark coloured card... for me...but well you've 'gotta hava go' - I could have focused on the light colours and added the browns as accents but ..... !!!! anyway here's my card using the colours from Just Add Ink JAI146 and the layout from iSpy Sketches #44....I even had a go at making my own ribbon rose by melting the edges of satin ribbon cirlces.
Thanks for taking a peek

Our Creative Corner, Sketchbook Saturday


My next card for today (while I'm skyping with friend Vikki) is using the layout from Sketchbook Saturday #84 and the ABC challenge at Our Creative Corner.  As you can see I'm still on the distress ink background kick, and to comply with the OCC challenge I have stamped an angle on the bottom corner of the tag which is mounted in chipboard and then a button the finish it off.
Thanks for taking a peek

10 Minute Craft Dash #7

A quick card is a great way to start the weekend :-) ... well at least putting it together was quick. I like challenging myself to the Pretty Pink Posh: 10 Minute Craft Dash #7 because sometimes you just spend toooooo much time mulling over your options... fair enough to make a 10 minute card you have to some idea of what it's going to end up looking like, so some time prior to select colour card and stamps certainly helps.  My card took me 9 minutes 35 seconds - I did have the die cut butterflies on hand from my pre-cut stash.  Thanks for taking peek and have a great weekend - it's December 1st today

Friday 30 November 2012

The Paper Players, CR84FN

Happy TGIF and here in Perth at last it's a much nicer day outside.
Today I've made a Birthday card using the colours from CR84FN 68 - burgundy  grey and cream and the layout from the Paper Players sketches PP123 - it's a bit different in colour style of card I usually make but I do like it, with just a snip of same gorgeous lace I had in my stash garnished with a small pearly button I made with pearls.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Thursday 29 November 2012

Just Add Ink, Dynamic Duos

Well the wind continues from yesterday just not as fierce, last night wasn't pleasant but at least hubby was home if anything disastrous happened.  This morning I've made a card for the Dynamic Duos DD#30  challenge - colours Navy and Silver. I used the layout at Just Add Ink JAI 145...Well I didn't quite make the deadline.  I used my new Spellbinders D-Lites Medallion die.
Thanks for taking a peek

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Retro Sketches, Crazy 4 Challenges, Shopping Our Stash

Well it's a wonder I actually got this card made today....this has been the scariest of days - wind is ferocious and I can't believe so far I've made it through the day without something serious happening to the caravan, it's been awful.  But I suppose making my card has got me to focus on something other than outside.  So I've used the Retro Sketch rs#39 for this layout and over at Crazy4Challenges C4C#164 their request is for your card to PUT A BOW ON IT!  I'm also posting it on Shopping Our Stash #79

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 79: Odds and Ends and/or Waiting to be Used

- using the die cut and circle I had in my stash - it definitely didn't start out like this in my mind but I'm happy with the finished card - I was using the colours from Play Date Cafe (rose, eucalyptus, slate) but that closed a couple hours ago.
Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday 25 November 2012

iSpy Sketches, Bling storage idea

Hi there this Sunday from a beautiful sunny day here in Perth.  I am having so much fun with my distress inks and here's a card I started yesterday using the iSpy Sketch ISSC43. I enjoyed making this card and really like the colours.  Thanks for taking a peek
Just thought I'd also like to share with you my idea for storing my bling.... an A4 folder with plastic trading card pocket sheets - I just trim one side of the plastic packaging and they slip easily into the pocket and then I have pages of the various colours.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Christmas, Timeless Tuesday

This afternoon I was experimenting again with my distress inks and I'm much happier with the results. I'm posting my card to Timeless Tuesday 196- make a card that makes you feel happy.
I used a new stamp from Crafty Individuals and have made a Christmas card for a special friend - I  love the soft colours the distress inks have created and then finished it off with a bow and tag with one of my bling creations.  Thanks for taking a peek

Freshly Made Sketches, Crazy 4 Challenges, CAS-aul Fridays

Good morning to you all....oh what a week - no cards made this week... promised myself as hubby was away that I'd complete my Christmas am very happy and relieved they are all written, in envelopes, addressed and ready to slip into the post box...YIPPEEE!!!!  It's not a chore, I love keeping in touch with family and friends and sending them cards made by me gives me a happy feeling...and thankfully I've had lots of inspiration from many others making their lovely cards - THANK YOU ALL.
Here's my card for this morning using the layout from Freshly Made Sketches FMS62, the colour inspiration from CAS-ual Fridays CFC79 and also it fits with the Tag challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges C4C163.  I saw a few snowmen cards on the net using these circles so their inspiration - he's real cute. Thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday 17 November 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch, Inspired by Stamping

  IBSIC #35
My final card for the day is one using the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#6 and the lovely colours from Inspired by Stamping IBSIC 35 -  a nice fresh pretty card I'm happy with..thanks for taking a peek

Freshly Made Sketches, Shopping Our Stash, Colour Q


Shopping Our Stash Challenge 77: Thank You or Thanksgiving

Well Vikki and I are at our desks as usual this Saturday with our skype working not so well...but we're still sharing our ideas.
I've used the layout from Freshly Mades Sketches FMS61 and the colours from ColourQ#163 and the sentiment pulls it altogether for Shopping Our Stash 77. I was really impressed with DT member Jen Mitchell's card at Freshly Made so hence the cut out flower.  Thanks for taking a peek