Thursday, 17 January 2013

Lady in Red

A scorcher here in Adelaide with the temperature climbing to 43 degrees, hubby and I cooled off at the pictures this afternoon - going to see "The Quartet" which we both enjoyed. I had a crafty day yesterday visiting Shirley -  Anne and making a few cards while Shirley made a gorgeous vintage card and then last night I went to a Prismacolour Workshop at Paper Flourish - I think it will take quite a lot of practice before anything appears on my blog - but you never know I might fluke something!

Tonights post is a card I made for my friend Michelle who has a birthday on Saturday, I used a 3d Decoupage set from the Art Deco pack that Docrafts Paper Mania brought out last month - it is a beautiful set and the papers are to die for - unfortunately they sold out of the paper packs really quickly so I had to buy the 3d packs to get the paper.

Inner: I started writing and then thought I should scan and show you some of the Art Deco paper!
Black and Cherry Cobbler SU Cardstock
Docrafts Papermania 3D image from December, the gold border and sentiment haven't scanned very well - the sentiment is Lots of Love
Docrafts Papermania Sentiment and Art Deco Paper
Die Cuts - from Shirley

Friday, 11 January 2013

Keep on Truckin'

Happy New Year - this is my first post for 2013 and first post in ages - we have had a very busy Christmas and New Year, with lots of visitors and some very hot weather to contend with as well - it got to 44 degrees on one day, there are lots of bushfires raging in Australia at the moment, although we have been very fortunate here in South Australia. Our daughter Emma has moved back home from Mt Gambier and has a new teaching position here in Adelaide for this year - we just have to get used to having an extra once more!

My card this week is for Less is More Challenge - I made this card for my favourite ex trucker Shirley- Anne's hubby Doug who has turned 75!

Sorry I forgot to resize the matt
White and black card from stock - white card is matted on black for scan only.
Stop sign and tread mark stamps frpm Kaisercraft - I stamped the stop sign in red and then used SU Crystal Effects to make it glossy.
Truck stamp fom Sullivans International, I have written on the number plate on each stamped image.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Sweet Tweet

A busy day  today  - sorting out paperwork, then off to do some shopping before heading off to Shirley's for an afternoon of craft. I haven't been for a a couple of weeks so I had six cards to make up and while I toiled away Shirley got out the Big Shot and did some die cutting. We had a great chat and a cup of tea - a perfect afternoon! I promised I'd try and get a card made this weekend - so while I was still in crafting mojo mood I decided to make a card for this week's Less is More Challenge. The theme is Houses - so I've used a free stamp set with a lovely bird house. I've matted the card on black to define it better in the scanner.

white card from stock
free stamp set from Australian Scrapbooking Magazine
SU Basic \black ink
lines drawn by Jane!

Last week instead of craft, Sandy and I went to the Adelaide Craft Fair and spent up big - yet again after saying we were just going to look!!! We shared the purchase of a beading kit that made up 4 small Christmas Wreaths so yesterday at craft we made one up, this is mine the little Santa Bell was an extra that I bought.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Let It Snow

Well, I can't believe it's been so long since I have blogged! We were away and then I caught a nasty cold which has left me rather flat and by the time I get home from work all I want to do is sleep!
We had our craft get together today - only three of us as the others were busy - but I managed to make a card for Annabelle Blog's Challenge and we celebrated Joyce's birthday. No craft next week as the annual craft and quilt fair is on and we are going to go to that.
We are off up the river this weekend and then to Mt Gambier to visit our daughter next weekend, so I will be missing my regular Friday craft class with Shirley - maybe she and Doug will go out to lunch instead!!

It is most unusual for me to make a card without stamping - but the cuttlebug was out on the table and the brain started whirring!!

Annabelle Blog Sketch Challenge: absc055

Card from stash - made up 13cm square card, embossed first piece with swiss dots, then a strip of snowflakes, I added a tiny strip of blue card, to break up the white, then mounted the sentiment on blue and adhered with 3d dots.
Cuttlebug folders: Snowflakes, Swiss Dots and Christmas Greetings
Silver sticker and pearls from stash

Thursday, 20 September 2012


Welcome, a beautiful spring day today - I hope it lasts for the weekend! Managed to get my car washed this morning so hopefully it will stay sparkly clean for a few days. Quite a chatty group at craft today  - although not much crafting - the girls are all into Twisted Text 2 on the iPad's and phones so that took up quite a bit of time!! Joyce and I plodded on and I made a card for this weeks Annabelle Blog Challenge. I had to leave early as I had to have a MRI - not the most pleasant of experiences and my back and neck were spasming from the arthritis the whole time -  I looked a wreck by the time they finished. Tonight I have to drive up to Mt Barker to pick up our dog Trevor, Emma is going to Melbourne for the holidays so her flat mate is bringing him back with her and then I have to pick John up from the airport as he has been away in Brisbane since Monday - no rest for the wicked!


Red & White card from stash

Stamp freebie called Tis the Season from Quick Cards

Ribbon and gold decals from stash

Gelly Pens and SU Real Red for colouring

I stamped the image onto the white card and coloured it, then re-stamped, coloured and cut out the letters NOEL and the Bow and 3d them to the base card, I used double 3d dots for the bow to give it extra height.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thinking of You

Hi and welcome to new follower Gay from the UK, although quite cool today the sun was out so that's a blessing! I started the day going to the specialist - I had the first appointment and he was still 35 mins late, when I told his secretary I had other things on she just said well he's always running late so you shouldn't plan anything else! Not good enough!  I had to pick John up and run him back to work, then I went shopping, got the towels washed and dried, made spag bog and minestrone soup for the weekend and then settled down for an afternoon of craft with the girls. Sandy showed me a new game for the ipad called Twisted Text - I think I'm getting hooked! I also made a card for this weeks Less is More Challenge.


White card from stash - scanned with a black matt to show edges.
Dandelion Wishes stamp from Hot Off the Press
Sentiment from TPC
Inks SU Basic Gray, Basic Black and Garden Green

Thursday, 6 September 2012

With Love

Hi, thanks for dropping by, after two glorious days on the weekend - yes the weather gods heard our calls for decent weather, we are back to foul weather again, very windy and lots of rain. Emma and her friend drove up from Mount Gambier last night and could barely see in some parts - thankfully they arrived home safely. We have had good news today - Emma had a job interview in Adelaide this morning and has been offered a year's contract in a school near our home, which she has accepted so no more 5 hour trips home!

Just the three of us at craft today, but as usual we chatted and crafted and had yummy cookies for afternoon tea!

I made this card for this weeks Less is More Week 83 Colour Challenge:

  Brown and Pink

White, pink and brown card from stock
Image: From Country Companions
Sentiment from TPC
Inks - SU Chocolate Chip (stamped image then used blender pen to drag colour in on mouse)
SU Regal Rose for Boots and and Sentiment and Lines hand drawn in SU Pretty in Pink
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