Monday, 28 November 2011

Burst of Bling

Back at work today after 2 1/2 weeks off - nothings changed - busy as ever - I think I'll sleep soundly tonight! The house is empty - John is off fishing and Emma has gone to dinner with friends, so I took the opportunity to get my card made before they get home, dinner was left over roast - nice and simple!

Tonight's card is for this week's LIM Challenge - A Bit of Bling. I have scanned on a black matt so that the edges show up better. It's hard to know when to stop adding bits - but I held myself back and stopped! I was going to add some bits in the corner or a silver frame - but that can be another day!

Week 43 - Recipe A Bit of Bling


White card & blue rhinestones from stock
Ink - SU Marina Mist
Sentiment -  Stamp It -Mini Christmas
Stamp - SU Snow Burst

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday at Shirley's

Welcome to new follower Merry - you can check out her blog here. Thank you for joining my little band of followers! A beautiful day here in Adelaide, I visited a craft garage sale and picked up some ribbon and buttons and then went to Shirley's for craft - just the two of us today as Sandy was baby sitting her grand daughters. We chatted and crafted and had a couple of cups of tea and the time just flew - we finished off by doing some punches and die cuts for stock and for Shirley to send off to a friend. Tonight we had had my parents and a friend of theirs from South Africa for dinner so we had a roast, yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings - yum!

Please check out Shirley Anne's blog if you would like the recipe for some of these and other inspirational idea.

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Card 2:

Card 3:

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Pretty in Pink

Quick post as this Challenge finishes at 5 pm today, I have been out to a lovely home wares / gift shop called Wohlers today with a friend - it also has a cafe and loos - how smart! you can stay for ages! We bought a few things and caught up over coffee and treats. John and I are off to a nursery soon so I thought I'd better get this posted toot sweet.

Card is for this week's Come and Get it Challenge - Sketch.

SU card - DSP from stock
Ribbon and pearls from stock. (ribbon has scanned quite red it is a deep burgundy colour)
Stamp from Kazzazz - Elegant Lady in SU Rose Red.
Butterfly Punch

Friday, 25 November 2011

Unstampabelle Trees

This is a quick card for this months Unstampabelles Trees Challenge

Challenge #5 Trees

Bonus entry if paper punches or dies added.
Remember No Stamps
Closes 2nd December and Winners annouced 5th December

I have scanned on a black matt to define edges.

White card from stock

Red and Gold die cut xmas trees - gold tree is 3d

Gold Trim and sentiment from stock

Birds on a Branch

Busy day running around getting chores done, sent hubby to docs for antibiotics for his man flu! Managed to get some crafting done - this card is for this week's Annabelle Stamps Sketch Challenge.



We have a brand new sketch to finish off the month, and I've been asking myself "What was I thinking" when I put this one together!!  The prize is a $15.00 Gift Voucher to spend in-store so be sure to play along.

Card: SU Early Espresso & Crumbcake
DSP from stock - the dark circle hasn't scanned well but the paper is dark brown with a black print.
Image - Flonz NZ in SU Chocolate Chip
Pearls from stock

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Challenge Catch Up

Well, we're back from our cruise and short stay in Singapore - it was a lovely relaxing time - a shame to spoil it all by coming back to be faced with all the washing and ironing but that's the penance I guess! It wasn't all without craft as they ran a scrap-booking and jewellry class on board so I managed to go to both of those. I had my usual Thursday craft group today so it was good to catch up with all the girls, although my mojo deserted me and I had all sorts of trouble with stamping and when I finally got an image I liked I was stamping the sentiment and the stamp fell off the block and ruined the card - grrr! I persisted and came up with 2 cards, one for this weeks Less is More Challenge and one for Cards for Men.

Card One:  Less is More Challenge 42 - THEME - Silhouette

Card from Stock
Ink - SU Basic Black
Stamps - SU Easter Blossoms
Sentiment - SU Well Scripted
Rhinestone flower in basket from stock

Card 2: Cards for Men Challenge 24 - Fancy Folds

 I have photographed this card so you can see the fold, I usually scan as I'm not much good with the camera!

White base card from stock
Christina Re DSP
Black card - SU Basic Black
Ink - SU Basic Black
Sentiment Sticker from Stock
Stamped Image from Flonz NZ
SU Photo Corner Punch

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Almost Home

We are now in Singapore, staying in a lovely hotel along with John's brother and his wife, it absolutely bucketed down today, but luckily cleared tonight as we did the Night Zoo tour. Our cruise was great and we met some lovely people, we had a reunion / farewell for the people on our dinner table at Raffles Hotel last night as everyone was staying on for a few days in Singapore - you would have had to mortgage the house if you had more than one drink - needless to say we made them last! Home on Wednesday, the time has gone very quickly.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Xmas Gold

Well one more sleep and we're off on our Cruise - hopefully all goes well as we've not  been on one before. We get on the boat in Hong Kong and cruise through Vietnam to Singapore where John's brother and his wife are meeting up with us for three days before we head back home. I had a busy morning doing last minute jobs, before craft - very chatty group today - topped off  with scones, jam & cream for afternoon tea! Once everyone left I had to pack and do some last minute ironing! - Catch up with you all in two weeks.

Tonight's card is for this weeks Cards for Men Challenge - It's Nearly Christmas.

White and gold card from stock
Red foil Xmas tree from pack I got at the craft fair (red hasn't scanned too well)
Sentiment from stock

Monday, 7 November 2011

Birthday Blooms

Thanks for dropping by, I had a very early start at work this morning as I had to fit a days work in before going for more tests - the results were better than I thought but I still have an abscess that will require 2 months of antibiotics - so no drinks for me on our upcoming cruise - hopefully they make some mocktails! We will be away for the next two weeks from Friday so there will be no card posts or challenges for that time - I will certainly miss crafting and catching up with everyone.

This is my entry for this weeks LIM Challenge. I've used a new stamp from Stampendous called Daisy Vase - I was going to add rhinestones to the centre of the flowers but I didn't in the end - do you think I made the right decision?

Week 40

Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot!
In the UK it is traditionally on 'firework night' that the 'Gunpowder plot' of 1605 is 
commemorated. It was then that Guy Fawkes was arrested for laying explosives under 
the House of Lords.

Our first week of the month is another Colour challenge and redolent of bonfire flames we
have chosen
                        Red and Orange

Card from Stock
Stamp - Stampendous - Daisy Vase - I hand coloured stamp before stamping with SU Real Red & Old Olive and generic orange and blue.
Sentiment from Stamp It in SU Real Red

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Merry Christmas

A late post for me, we have been away up the river for the weekend with some other boaties - we stayed at Caudo's Winery near Hogwash Bend - very pleasant spot! We got home to find that my parents-in-law were staying the night - so we had to unpack and tidy up quicksmart. We all popped out for dessert at daughter Emma's workplace Devour Desserts then came home and had to whip up a couple of Xmas cards for MIL to send to England and then I managed to get this one done for this weeks Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Sentiments.

Card and gold trim from stock
Sentiment - Kaisercraft in SU Real Red

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Engagement Wishes

A beautiful day, went to a craft fair with Sandy - spent up big and just as we were about to leave bemoaning the fact that our favourite stand from Queensland wasn't there - we found it!!! Needless to say more plastic was melted! Then we realised we were supposed to be back for craft in 15 mins so we had to put our skates on. I only had an hour at craft as I had to have some tests done - so I left the girls to it and wouldn't you know it they were running half an hour late - not impressed.

I started this card before I left and finished it when I got home, I am entering it in this weeks Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Bling Sketch . My friends Kwan and Alex announced their engagement last night so this is for them.


White square card, fibbon and pearls from Stock
Stamp Kaisercraft stamped in SU Basic Black
Sentiment from Flourishes in SU Basic Black
DSP creativ
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