Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday at Shirley's

Welcome, a glorious day today although the cold is starting to come in now, and no heater until at least Tuesday!!! Sandy and I went for our workshop with Shirley where we made three lovely cards - see below and for a special treat Sandy brought some homemade jelly cakes for afternoon tea - we were quite spoilt! Tonight we are having a Masterchef recipe for tea so I hope it works -  Emma will be the guinea pig as she starts work at 6 and will have to eat first.! Then I have to get my head around this week's LIM challenge " Feeling Fruity"

If you would like to visit Shirley- Anne's Blog to see some of these and many other cards please follow the link.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Friday, 29 July 2011

For You

Hair done, out for dinner tonight, now I'm hanging around waiting for the repair man to come and fix the heater - hope it's soon as this house is sooo cold! Anyway while I'm waiting (rather than housework) I've made a card for this weeks Scrapalicious USA Challenge.

his weeks challenge is:


Card is from stock
DSP are all from SU
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Doilies
Sentiment from SU Happy Moments in SU Real Red
Flower and rhinestones from stock

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Looking at You

Thanks for popping by, I can't believe I'm inside instead of outside soaking up some sunshine! Also our heater has conked out and I can't get a repair man until tomorrow - so the house is freezing - luckily I'm off out tonight to catch up with some friends, hopefully their heaters will be on!! We had our usual craft get together this afternoon caught up with each others news, looked at a craft mag one of the girls brought a long and made some cards, I made two with a new embossing folder I have just bought called cherry blossom, I have used Liquid Pearls for the first time - so they will have to get posted later when they are dry. This card is made using my favourite Hampton Arts Stamp Set - Vintage Ladies.

Card: SU Whisper White
DSP: SU Baja Breeze
Nestabilities Beaded Oval
Punch: Fiskars - Christina Re
Pearls from stock
Ink: SU Pacific Point

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sunday at Shirley's

A bit of sun today - but all whilst I was at work! Leftovers for tea tonight so I am able to get this post up - should have been yesterday but I wanted to get my LIM entry made and posted so that won out!

We made three gorgeous cards Thinking of You with gorgeous blossoms, a young man's surfer card and one for a young child. (or someone who loves teddies!)- please visit Shirley's blog to check out her recipes and lots of other inspirational cards. Shirley's daughter Michelle also has a Make it Monday Challenge, where even the commentators can win a prize!!

The Make It Monday linky party is open again.

Its a great way to show case your favourite card or project to new people.
You can even revive an old post. It may be old news to you but there are so many new blogs coming online every day that it is NEW to them. So come along link up and check out the other submissions and remember is all about just sharing the creativity and you may even find yourself making some new blog buddies.

Card 1:

Card 2

Card 3:

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Christmas Trimmings

Another cold wet day here in Adelaide, but nice and warm in Shirley's house where Sandy and I went for our Sunday workshop, chat, afternoon tea and a special treat as afterwards we all went to Paper Flourish - and need I say all our purses were a little lighter when we left!!!

Tonight's card is my entry for this weeks Less is More Challenge.

We are now onto the fourth week in our rotation of challenges, so once more it's the turn for a recipe and this week it's a 
(or plurals thereof)

My card is based on a stamp I borrowed from Shirley, I cut the stamped ribbons off and stuck the tree down onto white card, I then sewed some ribbon into bows, stuck them down with sticky dots where the original stamped bows were and then stuck buttons in the middle.
Sentiment is form SU Contempo Christmas stamped in SU Real Red.
I embossed a line down each side but it is a little hard to see on the scan also it has scanned with a shadow.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Final Three!!!

These are my final three cards Shirley Anne's 50 Christmas Card's Challenge - after a rapid start I had slowed right off but this week sees me reach that final tally of 50!

These three cards are all made using card and bits and pieces from stock. My favourite is the black and gold one made using a gift tag, backed onto gold card, but it hasn't scanned very well. I have a friend who is very much into bags and shoes so this will be for her!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Princess Daisy

Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting (and in advance for the lovely comments!!!!). Today at craft we made cards to send to Canada to a friend of Sheree's who has had lots of nasty operations after being burnt in a fall - hopefully they will put a smile on her dial! Sheree has put a call out for people to send a card to Ethyl - follow the link if you would like to help out.

Today's card is my entry into This weeks Lollipop Ladies Challenge.

Challenge #25 - Swedish Princess Cake

Welcome to our newest sweet treat challenge here at The Lollipop Ladies, have we got a delicious challenge for you this fortnight!

This time we want you to take inspiration from a Swedish Cake called a Princess Cake, which is a type of sponge really with lots of yummy cream, custard and jam fillings inside topped with Marzipan:

The added extra is to use PEARLS on your creation.

Card and paper from Stock
Stamp: Greeting Farm - Daisy (Prize from Sammi at Mad for Markers - thank you)
Coloured using Marvy Markers- not so happy with the face - ( I haven't got any Copics yet!)
Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments punched using SU word window
Pearls from stock

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Joy at Xmas

Well this cold weather has finally got a hold of me and my arthritis has flared up and my hips and back are killing me so it's a quick post tonight before I head off with a hot pack, deep heat and some anti - inflammatories! Tonight's post is two more cards for Shirley - Anne's  Christmas Card Challenge. I'm on the home run now for this challenge just a few more left to make! Sorry the scanning is not too crash hot.

Card 1:
Card from Stock
Martha Stewart Star Border Punch
Embellishments from Stock

Card 2 :

Card from Stock
 SU Delightful Decorations stamped in Rose Red and Daffodil Delight, gold trim and rhinestones from stock.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Robin Red Breast

Thanks for stopping by, two Christmas Cards tonight, the first is for this weeks Less is More Challenge

Please note that this is in the plural... we need to see more than one circle, so not just a circular card base or the odd circle thrown in just to qualify... we need you to think circles and see what you can come up with. Whilst you're thinking of your design however, we don't want you to forget the white space element and the CAS feel for your card.

Card 1: Less is More Challenge Entry
I've scanned with black card beneath so that the edges can be seen
Card from Stock
Martha Stewart Star Border Punch
SU Stamp from A Flower for all Seasons - coloured in SU Real Red & Le Plume Markers
SU Circle Punch
Sentiment - SU Contempo Christmas in SU Real Red
Rhinestones (Little circles!!) from stock

Card 2:

Card from Stock
Stamp - unsure (one of Shirley's - ta)
Stickers from stock
Coloured with Gelly Pens and gold pen

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday at Shirley's

Another cold day in Adelaide, but good to get out of the house to my regular card workshop at Shirley's, below are the card's we made today. We missed Sandy today and hope her bad back is on the mend and her grand daughters are feeling better. There are lots of great ideas on Shirley - Anne's blog so follow the link if you would like to see them, she always has "The Recipe" and doesn't mind if you would like to use them for inspiration! Sunday's are the regular night I have my parent's for dinner - so I'd better go and prepare, we're having Roast Beef and Bread & Butter Pudding for dessert (good food for a cold night!!)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Music and Me

I would like to thank Dr Sonia for the blog award she has given me "My Blog has Style", I will pass this award on shortly! Dr Sonia's blog is full of inspirational tutorials - please follow the link and check out her blog.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I love reading the comments and if your link is left I will endeavour to visit you too. Today is my wedding anniversary - 32 years!! so we are off to a Bastille Day  Celebration tonight - I must admit sometimes in the 32 years 'Off With Your Head' has
seemed quite appropriate!

After having the coldest day since 2008 the other day, Adelaide has turned on the sunshine today! After spending the morning visiting health funds to try and find the one that's best for my daughter, I came home to an afternoon crafting with friends. This afternoon I have made a card to enter into the current

 I'd like to see you using masking - This can be using a bought mask (or stencil), making your own, stamping your main image and masking over it before you do your background, using torn paper as a mask, but NOT a picture of a mask. I'd also like a short explanation of how you used your mask.

Card: SU whisper White
Background Stamp: Kazzazz Lucy's Stamps - stamped in SU Creamy Caramel
Girl Stamp: SU from Easter Blossoms - stamped in SU Chocolate Chip
Sentiment: SU Well scripted
Rhinestone embellishments from Stock

I stamped the girl image onto card first, then made a mask from paper (stamped image onto paper then cut just inside the image), placed that over the stamped image on the card, then stamped over the music stamp, I then peeled off the mask to show the stamp underneath.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday at Shirley's

Another cold day here in Adelaide, but nice and warm in Shirley's house, where Sandy and I went for a an afternoon card workshop! Doug watched the motor racing while we made cards, chattered and had a cup of tea. I am off to my Mum & Dad's for tea as my daughters working and Hubby is away overseas - so it's a good time to catch up.

If you would like to see how these cards are made please visit Shirley - Anne's Blog - you could also join her Christmas Card Challenge!

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Celebrate You

Another cold winter day in Adelaide, I went shopping with my sister-in-law, then came home and tidied up some paperwork - (not that you can tell!). Today's card is for the new "Less is More Challenge"

These ONE LAYER CARD challenges 
seem to come around so quickly and here we are once more with another. Many LIMettes are now much more comfortable with this type of CAS card and each month we have some stunning contributions.
For our challenge today we would like to see 
This should give you plenty of scope, but please don't forget that we still need to see areas of white space and minimal embellishments on your entries.

Gloss card from stock
Stamp: Hampton Art - Vintage Ladies
Sentiment: SU Curvy Verses
Ink: SU Basic Black

Friday, 8 July 2011


A very cold day here in Adelaide, but plenty to do! Chiropractor, shopping and then to the movies with Sandy and Margaret, after not being to the movies in ages I've now been twice in two days both Sandy and my husbands are away and Margaret is visiting from Malaysia so we've caught up on girly films "Bridesmaids" & "Pirates of the Caribbean"

Today's card is being entered in 2 challenges:
Lollipop Ladies
Challenge #24 - Fairy Floss / Cotton Candy

Hello and Welcome to the newest Lollipop Ladies Challenge!

This fortnight we would like you to take your Inspiration
 from a Fair favourite: Cotton Candy
otherwise known as Fairy Floss!

And the added extra we want to see for this challenge is
  Fibres on your creation!

Remember you can create anything you like as long as it matches our theme and has the added extra!

Now it's time for our first challenge and what better way to start off with than a CELEBRATION.
This month we would love to see all your CELEBRATION papercraft creations.

You will find our RULES in the right sidebar.
We have two important rules to remember No Stamps (with the exception of a sentiment) and Have Fun.

Card, papers and die cuts from stock.
SU Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Thursday, 7 July 2011

For You in Blue

Well it's back to the grindstone (work) after a great trip to Melbourne. Lots of shopping, meals with friends and a visit to the theatre to see the sequel to Phantom of the Opera "Love Never Dies" which I really enjoyed, the costumes & set were magnificent and the new "Phantom's" voice was awesome!

Today's post is for this weeks Less is More Challenge - "Shades of Blue"

For our challenge this week we would like to see you use 
You can use a white card base, but we do want to see more than one colour of blue, not just one!

Card is from stock
SU Stamp from Punch Bunch stamped in Versa Mark Sky Blue - SU Punch
Border Punch Fiskars - Christina Re range - Florentine

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