Friday 26 April 2013

Flowers brighten our day


Allsorts -Week 203 - A Passion for Flowers

My last card totally inspired by Silke Ledlow and her gorgeous cards- check out her card for Retro Sketches #60 this's mine along very similar background paper is that handmade paper with petals embedded and my flowers are from my pre-stamped drawer. 
Also my friend guided me to two new blogs - over at Alota Rubber Stamps #105 you are asked to use Lace, Ribbon and a Round Shape and then Allsorts #203 would like Flowers.
Thanks for taking a peek

Just a note to say...

ooooh look what I found in my pre stamped drawer.....a gorgeous gumnut twig, just waiting there for years to be cherished, discovered and turned into a 'keeping in touch' card....
The Paper Players PP142 challenge this week is for a one-layer card.....suits my gumnuts well
Thanks for taking a peek

Happy Mothers' Day


Beautiful morning here is central Queensland and today Vikki and I have found some time to skype again and create more cards!!!  I've made mum's card today using the colour scheme from Shabby Tea Room  week #163 "Spring Bliss" - the polka dot DT paper from Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon pack was just perfect and I love making these daisies with my dies.  I loved the layout at Annabelle Stamps  sketch #161 too .... and am really pleased with the finished card - no bling t all!!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a super weekend

Thursday 25 April 2013

Tiger Birthday Wishes


I seem to be on a roll today this is my fourth card.... a Male Birthday card for Dynamic Duos DD#49 using Grey and Black and over at Tuesday Throwdown #144 they ask you to create your own background - I embossed my mid grey card and sanded it to enhance the pattern. CAS-ual Fridays CFC99 is a Birthday Card... Thanks for taking a peek

Hello Friend

  Chrissie's card I used for my CASe It inspiration

Week 116 CASe It- Less is More

A quick card along the lines of Chrissie's card at Less is More ...
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One of those days


SOS #98 - Dollar or Bargain Bin Find

Here's my fun card for the CASology challenge this week  "GIGGLE" - haven't made one like this for ages... I've also used the layout at Freshly Made Sketches FMS83 and my RICRAC for the Shopping out Stash #98 challenge, was definitely one of those have to have bargains from a throw out bin quite some time ago, my stressed lady is from my own stash of pre stamped images (she been with me for probably 10 years) I coloured her dress with pencil over my swiss dots embossing folder.
Thanks for taking a peek

For You, Mum


Hello this Thursday - here in Australia it's ANZAC day when we remember those who went to war, fought and lost their lives for us so there has been many dawn ceremonies across the country and at Gallipoli.
So friend Vikki and I are back at our desks making cards.... :-)

I'm making Mothers' Day cards today as it's early next month and I have to get mine in the post... here's my first for Stephens mum nice and pink and feminine using the layout at Pals Paper Arts PPA157...thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday 20 April 2013



JAI 162 - Just Add A Technique you've never tried before!

Something a little different for my second this afternoon...
I've combined three challenges Our Creative Corner - Fashion and Style - I've used some great stamps free with a magazine, Shopping our Stash -asking you to use letters or text on the card; I did stamp the background on the left but covered most of it with designer paper containing text and finally Just Add Ink JAI 162 asked we try a technique we haven't tried before; my technique was to stamp my sentiment in Versamark, emboss with white embossing powder and then used distress inks to colour the background.  I'm quite happy with my card, thanks for taking a peek

Happy Birthday die tag

Well I was going to say good morning but it's already afternoon - time flies when you're having fun or making I'm skyping with Vikki again and catching up on the latest news, just having an enjoyable Saturday afternoon.  Here's my card for the Retro Sketches rs#59 and I've used the colours for this weeks CAS Colours & Sketches #21 challenge and because I now have all my goodies unpacked I've used a BRAD (not seen one for 10 months) and a taffeta flower from my stash.  Thanks for taking a peek

Friday 19 April 2013

April card chain challenge

2013-04 OR
One of the following themes:
Umbrellas  or  Dogs  or  Friends
One of the following products:
Been a busy week unpacking and setting up here at our place....lucky I'm not working as yet so I found time to make a card ...
This is my card for the Society of Stampaholics Card Chain challenge - I've used the colours and both the theme "Umbrellas" and "Water" as the product ... mixing up my twinkling H2Os that I used to paint the stamped image.  If you'd like to play along and share your stash of cards click the link and visit their blog.  Thanks for taking a peek

Saturday 13 April 2013

Celebrate...enjoys life's moments


SOS #96 Not Your Normal Paper

A new challenge blog today for me today over at Addicted to Stamps & More #40 and also the gorgeous colours match with those at The Play Date Cafe #177- Midnight, Aqua and Terra Cotta. Remember quite a few years back we had a go at making our own paper - well I have a stash of it and the terra cotta shade is some of it - we used to wet the edge and tear to get a frayed look :-) anyway at Shopping our Stash #96 they want you to use some of those papers you've had saved away.  This comes together with the layout at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#23 ..... might just have to go mix myself a G&T pretty soon and put my feet up and relax....hope you're having an enjoyable weekend and Thanks for taking a peek

A little birdie told me....

Crazy4Challenges C4C180.... Lets swing into Spring

Well ... that was close 6 minutes to close for the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C180 this's all about spring...not here in Australia we're coming into autumn but oh well a card's a card... I've used some cute birds for the theme with the flying one mounted on a spring so it sort of flutters.

Been crazy here at Yeppoon QLD  ... we had our furniture etc delivered yesterday and murphys law yes it rained most of the morning so the boxes came in damp and the men traipsed wet boots through so now I have their mess to cleanup too....I have already unpacked all the household boxes and only few of my craft ones so after todays skyping session with Vikki I'll have to unpack, sort and setup my new stamping space...yippee ... and yes murphys law again the sun's out today so my washing machine's been busy and tonight we get to sleep in our own bed.
Thanks for taking a peek and happy weekend ...

Thursday 11 April 2013

Best Wishes

I can't believe I just made this card...I was definitely finished for the afternoon and then I walked passed my desk again and the silver foil medallion was staring at me - it's made from the thick foil you have to cut  out of the top of a container like powdered gravy or stock and I was wondering how it would look embossed... and it just so happens the Paper Players PP#140 were asking you to  recycle something on your card - I've teamed it with the layout at Retro Sketches rs#58 - I always find their sketches do-able!! Thanks for taking a peek......Removalists arrive tomorrow oh what fun

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Just for You

SK174 US205

Back again today.....nice day for just staying indoors and crafting (overcast, cool and showery outside) - so my afternoon card is based on the layout at Unscripted Sketches #205  and my colours for the Play Date Cafe challenge PDCC#176. Thanks for taking a peek