Monday, 27 June 2011


Thanks for stopping by, tonight's post is an entry for this weeks "Less is More Challenge.'' My brother-in-law and his wife have come to stay for a few days and John and I are off to Melbourne on Wednesday for a few days with some friends to shop, go to the theatre and see some football ( I'll be shopping!). So no more posts until next week.

Our challenge this week is a
This is only the second time that we have had a sketch for one of our challenges. Once more it's very simple, but  hey, that's what our challenge is all about... and it could be interpreted in a variety of ways. 
Your card doesn't have to be exactly this shape and the elements don't have to be circular, but the basic sketch should be recognisable.

My card:

Image from SU coloured with Le Plume Markers
SU Circle Punch
Sentiment SU Sweet Little Sentiments
Card and DSP from stock.

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Today Sandy and I had a lovely afternoon of crafting at Shirley's, Doug was there and is looking a lot better, he even went for a ride on the gopher. Today we made three cards and some card toppers, had a good chat,  a lamington and cup of tea! Mum and Dad are coming for tea so I thought I'd get this up quickly before they come - Roast Pork tonight!!

If you would like to know how to make these cards please check out Shirley's blog.

I hope you've had a great day too, thanks for visiting.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Friday, 24 June 2011

You're a Hoot

A lovely day in Adelaide today - almost forgot it's winter, the washing got dried and ironed and then I fitted in a trip to the chiropractor - I'm sick of my back hurting. Today's posting is my entry for this fortnight's Lollipop Ladies Challenge. 

licking the beaters (using that piccy as your inspiration) with the additional challenge to add some metal!!

Card: SU Espresso
DSP: Kaisercraft: On the Prowl
Stamp: Victoria's Secret - Small Black Owl - in SU Chocolate Chip
Silver Foil Background Circle
Punch: SU
Sentiment: paper2 in SU Chocolate Chip
Rhinestones from stock

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A Little Love

An early post today as I have my in-laws coming to stay the night before they leave for England tomorrow. This card is for CCM The Spotlight Challenge - with the Sentiment as the main focus.

"Our new challenge for you today has been set by Jenni and she would like to seeSENTIMENTS AS YOUR FOCUS.  This means that the sentiment is the dominant part of the card and not a secondary element." 

I have just bought some new Nestabilities so I decided to use one of these for the sentiment, I've sponged the edge in same colour as the sentiment. Thanks for stopping by to look at my cards.

Card & DSP from stock
Sentiment: SU Curvy Verses
Nestabilities: Beaded Ovals
Ink: SU Rose Red
Rhinestones, Pearls and Flowers from stock

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Heart to Heart

Post number two for today is my entry to this weeks LIM challenge - Monogram, this caused some headaches thinking what to come up with so I hope this is okay.

Card from stock
SU Die Cuts
SU Punch
Sentiment: SU Short & Sweet
Embossed Lines top and bottom - a little hard to see.

Birthday Wishes

Another cold wet afternoon in Adelaide, luckily the morning wasn't too bad and I managed to get my roses pruned before picking up Sandy to go for an afternoon of card making at Shirley - Annes - as well as afternoon tea and a chat. After which we called into Paper Flourish and managed to deplete our bank accounts a little more! Today we made 3 lovely cards - if you would like to see how to make them please check out Shirley's blog via the link above.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Saturday, 18 June 2011

On the Fly

Today has been cold and wet, but lots of inside things to do! I went to a Postie party (ladies fashions) at my friend Lieca's - managed to spend some money (how surprising) and then came home to make a card before heading off to dinner with another friend. We are both husbandless this weekend as our hubbies are fly fishing over in Victoria - so that became the inspiration for this card. Thank you for all the lovely comments on past posts and for taking the time to visit my blog, it is much appreciated.

Card: SU Chocolate Chip & Crumbcake
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, sponged on distressed edges also.
Stamp: Su On the Fly
Sentiment: SU Short & Sweet

Friday, 17 June 2011

An Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Wow, what a nice surprise when I logged on tonight to find that Kelly from  kelskaszazzkaleidoscope  had awarded me An Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award, Kelly and I were brought together via Shirley- Annes blog. Shirley has been running card workshops that I attend and get lots of tips and ideas from and is the person who introduced me to blogging.

The rules are simple:

1. To send a thank you to the person who nominated you and to include their link.
2.To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Finally, pass this award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

Thank you Kelly, this award is even  more special as it's my first! 

Kelly has lots of interesting things on her blog as well as news of a new challenge she is helping sponsor called UnstampaBelles which is starting in July - please click on the link to find out about it - and maybe also win some blog candy!

 My 7 random facts:

1. I don't like cucumber.

2. I have 2 children a daughter and son.

3. I came to Australia from England in 1968.

4. I have only had a blog since March 2011.

5. I'd rather make cards than clean my house!

6. I like to get a massage weekly if I can ( helps ease those sore joints).

7. I make a great Sticky Date Pudding

I am choosing to pass this award onto:

Shirley Anne - Stamping for Joy

Dr Sonia SV - Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects  - Dr Sonia has a great tutorial on parchment cards.

I will pass this award onto  another three people soon.

Please take the time to visit these ladies sites as they have some great ideas, some have challenges and/ or tutorials and have given me some great inspiration.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Swirly Fairy

Thank you for stopping by, a lovely afternoon of card making, chat and afternoon tea, now the heavens have opened and it's pouring! Tonight's post is a card I have made for the Lollipop Ladies Challenge for this fortnight - Paddle Pop Swirls.

Card and rhinestones from stock
Stamps - Kaisercraft Magic Happenings - fairy and swirl
Su - Sweet Sentiments
Ink - Hot Pink Generic & SU Pacific Point

Monday, 13 June 2011

Great Day

Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments, today has seen the housework caught up on and the turtle tank cleaned! (much rather be making cards!). Today's post is one more for LIM "In the Frame" Challenge.

Stamp is from Hero Arts Peeking Posies
Sentiment is from Stampendous Everyday Messages
Copics: YG06, YG 03, BV02, BV00, C00

Sunday, 12 June 2011


What a busy night, this is my third post today, after seeing a call from Jacki on her blog for people to enter the Parchment Challenge on   Crafty Card Makers The Spotlight Challenge this fortnight, I decided to have a go - not having done parchment before I didn't have any, but it said you could use vellum which I had. I am also entering this card in Sir Stampalots Challenge for June - Poppies.
I download a free digi stamp from Beccy's Place and printed it onto a piece of vellum.
I coloured the design first with SU Real Red and Tombo 098 before embossing.
Added gold trim and sentiment from stock.
Card from stock.

Just a Note

After being at Shirley's today she has tempted me into joining the Less is More  challenge for this week, this is my first entry to one of their challenges.
My card is a white gloss base
Ink is SU Chocolate Chip
Stamp is Penny Black Day Dreams Coloured in SU Old Olive and Really Rust.
Sentiment is from Stampendous - stamped in SU Chocolate Chip

Sunday Funday

Another great afternoon at Shirley's today we made three lovely cards - to see how they are done please check out Shirley's Blog here. We also did a bit of cuttle bugging and used the copics (I'm not very good at blending!). Doug had a fall yesterday and hopefully is on the mend again - it hasn't affected his wit and sense of humour! As usual we finished with a nice cup of tea and treats - though I think Doug and Shirley's treat was at the beginning - as Sandy and I got them a chocolate thickshake!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Birthday Girl

Thanks for stopping by and for the nice and helpful comments. Today we only had a small craft gathering but still managed to fill our time chatting and making! I made Shirley's cards up and then decided to use a stamp I have had for a while to make a card for my niece.

Card & DSP from stock
Image - SU Holiday Hannah - coloured with SU Rose Red & Le Plume Wisteria
Sentiment Stamp It
Ink - SU Chocolate Chip

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Birthday Blues

Thanks for visiting my blog, I seem to have lost my view of followers so hopefully you will all turn up for me soon! Shirley tells me you are all still there from her view and that it happens occassionally - if anyone has any tips please let me know! Today I've had a busy day at work and we are going out to a Vietnamese Restaurant for dinner with our 2 children - not often it's just the four of us anymore! So I'm posting this card quickly before we're off.

Card from stock, ( scanned a lot brighter than it actually is).
Nestabilities die cut and SU Small Oval Punch, sponged around edges.
Image from Hampton Art - Vintage Ladies
Sentiment from SU - Itty Bitty Sentiments
Ink - Versa Colour Sky Blue
Embossing Folder - Docrafts Pampered Pets
Rhinestones from stock

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

3D Xmas Trio

Back at work today and boy did the time fly catching up on all the stuff I missed out on doing last week!Tonights post is three more cards for Shirley's Christmas Challenge. They have all been made from Christmas 3D sheets purchased from Amelia's Crafts last year - but there are no identifying marks on them.
Card and trim is from stock. The 3D part has not scanned so well.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Love and Laughter

Thanks for dropping in, as I'm back to work tomorrow I thought I'd try and make another card before getting the housework done! I'm sorry the embossing on the sides doesn't show up too well. I'm going to enter this in Michelles Make It Monday.

Card is from Stock
Image is from SU Holiday Hannah stamped in Versa Colour Sky Blue
Sentiment is from SU Curvy Verses -Wishing You Love and Laughter Forever After stamped in Versa Colour Sky Blue
Embossing Folder is from Docrafts - Pampered Pets and diecut is Nestabilities No 16.


Thanks for stopping by, and a big thanks to those of you who have taken the time to leave a comment. Sandy and I had a lovely afternoon of crafting at Shirley's yesterday, making three cards and using some of Shirley's diecuts to make some stock, and as always a cup of tea and bikkies! If you would like the recipe for these cards please check out Shirley's blog - here. Shirley is also running a Christmas Card Challenge and you can join that on her blog.

Card 1: Hi

Card 2: Thinking of You

Card 3: Happy Birthday

Thursday, 2 June 2011


Thanks for dropping in, I've been off air for the past week as I had unexpected trip to hospital, but hopefully all is on the mend now. We had craft this afternoon and it was lovely to catch up on all the goss! I managed a couple of cards today - both with a bird theme.

Card1: You're a Hoot

Card and DSP from stock

Image from Victoria's Secret - Small Black Owl stamped in SU Chocolate Chip - Owls are 3D
Sentiment from paper2

Card 2: Scripted Bird

Card from stock
Image from Hampton Art - Cling Birds stamped in SU Basic Black -Bird is 3D
Sentiment from SU Small Sayings in SU Basic Black using word window.
SU Prick set used for holes and black journaller pen to link them up.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...