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