Saturday 23 June 2012

My Dad

Graham Fraser O'Donahoo
20 April 1929 - 23 June 2012

Sunday 17 June 2012

Christmas, Merry Monday

 Well I am so pleased with this Christmas card - loving  my new Spellbinder dies and also the effects you can get by inking your embossing folders before running them through your machine. I've based my card on ths weeks Merry Monday sketch #24. The second card background was with a second run through the machine without re-inking..a softer finish.  Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas, Freshly Made Sketches

Here's my second card using the Freshly Made Sketch FMS#39 with more traditional colours. Thanks for taking a peek....and enjoy your weekend

Christmas, Play Date Cafe Colour challenge , MojoMonday

 Having fun this morning with two more Christmas cards....this one using the Mojo Monday sketch 245 and colours; Azure, Raspberry and Blackberry from The Play Date Cafe these colours and it worked ok for a Christmas card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas, Freshly Made Sketches, colourQ

Hello this sunny Sunday, well friend Vikki has some time this morning so we are skyping again building on our Christmas card stash.  I finished this one last night using the Freshly Made Sketch #39 and the colour palette from colourQ - cQc#141 and my new Spellbinder Moroccan Accents die.  Thanks for taking a peek

Saturday 16 June 2012

Christmas, Winter Wonderland


So as per usual I'm spending my Saturday afternoon skyping with cardmarker friend Vikki...and sadly this will be my last Saturday for a few weeks as next week will be frantic last minute preparations for our 6 week holiday...we are at present packing up house to leave Karratha and by 10th of August will be living for a short time in Perth, Western Australia. Here is my card for the Winter Wonderland challenge for this week - Candy Canes...well you've go to look carefully to see my santa with his canes but I did have fun putting together this easel card and adding to my Christmas card pile of 55cards. Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas, Christmas Card challenge

Hi there today, I've made another Christmas card, this one for the Christmas Card Challenge week #28 ---using Woodgrain on the the Robin and mice are on a wooden fence-the only woodgrain thing I had to use. Thanks for taking a peek

Friday 15 June 2012

Christmas, 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown

:))  :))   .... I just couldn't help but make another "White" 52CCT Christmas card and it just so happens Michael Buble is randomly singing Christmas songs on my iPod. Thanks for taking a peek


Christmas, 52(Christmas) Card Throwdown

I just had to make another long thin "White" 52CCT Christmas card...although this has a smidge of pale sage. A friend has this amazing snow cottage embossing folder so I added some snow sparkle to the roof and mounted it all on white glitter card. Thanks for taking a peek...and happy TGIF

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Christmas, 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown

The June colour challenge over at 52CCT is "White"......oh wow I love white cards and I just happened to have this embossed Christmas tree on hand, so with a few pearls and some white and silver ribbon....wellllla I have a simple card.  I figured I didn't need a sentiment the lovely tree says is all....Thanks for taking a peek
PS...I do so want to stay at my desk and make more white cards but I'm working a full day today and have to close this computer right away...cya have a great hump day :)

Monday 11 June 2012

Christmas, Less is More

One Layer card - using a Flourish is the challenge at Less is More this's a couple for Christmas. Thanks for taking a peek

Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Freshly Made Sketches

 Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend...mine is extending into Monday as friend Vikki has a public holiday and I don't start work till 12:30 so we have some skyping time this morning to make Christmas cards.  Today I've used sketch #38 from Freshly Made Sketches and the 'Photo Inspiration" from Winter Wonderland as inspiration for my card.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday 10 June 2012

Inspired by Stamping

This morning I've had a break from sorting and packing to make this birthday card using the Inspired by Stamping sketch IRSIC#12.  love making my own flowers and colouring them to suit and today I had a go at some flower buds. I'm really happy with the finished card but did mull over the colour combination for a bit. Vikki was able to skype with me too today and I'm sure going to miss spending my Saturdays creating cards together...still got a few weeks before we head off but also a bit of packing too. Thanks for taking a peek 

Saturday 9 June 2012

iSpy Sketches, Shabby Tearoom

Hello from my desk here in sunny Karratha, today I've made a special birthday card for a friend and have used the sketch from iSpy Sketches ISSC19 and the colour palette from Shabby Tearoom #117 - Sweet Summertime. Thanks for taking a peek

Friday 8 June 2012

Christmas, retro sketches

Thanks you ladies at retro sketches for this lovely simple design re#14. I've had this piece of purples background card made with Metallic Marvey markers for years and this design shows it off beautifully...another card for my Christmas pile.  Thanks for taking a peek

Thursday 7 June 2012

Christmas, MojoMonday, Inspired by Stamping

Morning friends, don't know what came over me this morning but I needed to make a card so here's another Christmas card based on MojoMonday sketch 244 and using crochet trim/lace the challenge requirement at Inspired by Stamping - IBSIC #11. My lace trim is as close as I had on hand but I like the rustic feel to the card. Thanks for taking a peek.