Friday, 29 June 2012

Footy Birthday

Miserable day here in Adelaide, lots of rain and cold as well. I had my hair dome early this morning and then I was off to the chiropractor for a bit of torture, my arthritis does not like this weather at all! This afternoon I visited Shirley for a craft workshop, we made three great cards which I will share another time, the time went very quickly and she had bought some lovely Jelly Cakes as a special treat to go with the cappuccino - she is becoming quite the barista!! I needed to make a card for a male friend who is into Aussie Rules but I could't find an image to use so I've gone with a rugby image and used his teams colours. I'm off to make some minestrone soup as it's Emma's favourite and she will be hungry after a five hour drive home tomorrow.


Card from Stock
Free Digi Image from Creative Stamping coloured in Copic and SU Markers
Sentiment and stickers from stock

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Time for Cake

Busy morning as I had to sort out our Super before June 30, I had trouble with Internet banking so I had to go into the branch - a pain in the neck! Then it was home to tidy up a bit before craft. We had a very chatty group and Sandy was most impressed with herself as she completed a card today - normally she just colours images in readiness! Sandy has found some lovely cookies which she has been bringing the last few weeks - a real treat! Joyce and Sandy had found a mag with great male stamps as the give away so I went down to Arndale and managed to get them after everyone had left, I'm looking forward to looking at it later.

I made a card for this weeks {lollipop Ladies} Challenge.

Challenge #48 Cupcakes, with the extra Challenge of a 1,2,3 Embellishment Recipe.

DSP - Bella Bvld
Card - SU
Image & sentiment - freebie stamp with a mag
Kinderglitz on icing
3 x red rhinestones
2 x silver stars
1 x cupcake ribbon
Centre piece 3d with foam dots to DSP

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

From Me to You

Back to normality today. John is off to Melbourne for the Home Show and I'm back at work, The fishing trip was a bit of a write off - John was sick and when he did fish, he didn't catch anything! However, I got a good bargain at Halls Gap in a little shop - I got a decorative tile and metal frame for $35 instead of $70 so I was quite pleased. I also stopped off in a little craft shop in Horsham and found some Graphic 45 Hampton Art Stamps I didn't have. It's our 33rd Wedding Anniversary in a couple of weeks so I thought I'd make a card for John.

Tonight's post is for this weeks Less is More Challenge

Week 73 - Recipe - Paper Piecing

White Card from stock
Crafts Too - Embossing Folder - Happy Valentines
Hampton Art - Graphic 45 Image from Key to My Heart
Ink SU Basic Black & Real Red
Sparklet from stash

I stamped the image in black onto the card, then in real red onto paper and used my blender pen to colour in the dress, I then cut out the dress and pieced it onto the card. I used black card  as a matt for the scan.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Crafting With Shirley

Thank for dropping by, we are away at Lake Fyans in Victoria for a trout fishing competition, for hubby John, he was really sick with a cold the first day so he didn't fish, but he has been out today so hopefully he catches a fish! The girls all got together and we have visited local shops and a winery and bought a few goodies! I haven't been able to craft so I am sharing the cards I made at my last workshop with Shirley .

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Shiny & Bright

Second Post for today but I have to finish cleaning up (putting away all my crafting stuff) as hubby gets back from overseas tomorrow and I am going to Mum's for tea tonight.
This is my entry for this week's:

I scanned the card first, but you couldn't see the shine, then I took umpteen photos as it kept reflecting everything and you could see me in the silver!! This is the best of the bunch but still has some light reflected on the top.


Nestie Die Cuts - it didn't like cutting through the silver card as it is a bit thicker.
SU Stamp from Happy Moments
Ink - SU Basic Black and Silver Jelly Pen for colouring in on presents
Silver Sentiment from stash

Casing Delys

Quick post with my card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge, this is an unusual Challenge (for me anyway!) - you have to go to one of the Design Team - Delys's blog and case one of her cards / creations.

This week at Just Add Ink we are focussing on our very own Delys Cram. Delys is a very talented papercrafted who loves to scrapbook, make 3D projects and beautiful cards. She is also very generous in sharing her ideas and talents with others. So go on and check out Delys blog here, find something of hers that inspires you and then CASE her project 

I have matted the card on black for the scan. I cut the fishtail out by hand and then whilst blog hopping last night Mary J had a cheats way of getting them perfect - see her tutorial here - I wish I'd seen it first! I think  I like Delys white on white version better, but this is for my teenage niece who is into pink and bling!

Card is from stock
Both punches are from SU - Lace Ribbon Border Punch and Itty Bitty Punch for flower middle
Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Rhinestones from stash

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hi There

Chilly day here, but I got to have a nice sleep in before getting up to do the chores and go shopping. I bought some new white card and also cut up some other card and then scored a heap so I have my card bases done for the next while. I had a nice chat with Emma who is in Mt Gambier - she is finishing off her reports this weekend and has to get the house tidy as her new flat mate is coming to stay for a couple of days before moving to Mt Gambier for next term.
I had to look out some old scrap-booking magazines for my parents as they have decided to scrap their overseas holiday from last year and wanted some ideas on layouts. I haven't done any scrapping since I started card making!

This card is for this fortnights Lollipop Ladies Challenge #47 - Jelly Babies + Ribbon

Red, Black and white card from stock
Image - Freebie from Melonheadz - Kids
Inks - SU & Marvy Markers
Ribbon from stash

Friday, 15 June 2012

Birthday Blooms

Well after telling Sandy I hadn't had any problems with Blogger, I jinxed myself and after my post yesterday, it kept me in  designer mode and I don't think anyone could see my post. I ended up having to reboot my computer to get it working again - hopefully it won't happen tonight.

I spent the morning steam cleaning my kitchen tiles and grout with my new steamer - that's what happens when hubby is away and you watch late night TV and all that is on is infommercials!!! Anyhow, the floor and myself are totally steamed clean now!! This afternoon I went to Shirley's and we made three lovely cards which I will post later, had a good chinwag and some lovely slice for afternoon tea.

Today's card is for Annabelle Stamps Blog Challenge - ac076 -   for once I am posting for this challenge at the beginning of the week not last minute!


SU Card - Garden Green and White from stock
Image from Kaisercraft - Charlottes Dream
Sentiment from Stamp It
Butterfly Punch from EK Punches
Pearls from stash
Spellbinders Nestie
I stamped the image in green and then die cut with Nestie, then I stamped the image in SU Rose Red and cut out the flowers and buds and paper pieced them onto the green base. I punched out two butterflies and pieced the pink over the white and glued down. Both the butterfly and Image have been adhered with 3d dots to card.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Happy Birthday Wishes

Sorry for the week long drought! We were away for the long weekend and I found out that I had won the last Lollipop Ladies Challenge - Turkish Delight and the prize was to be a Guest Designer for a challenge - so I have been working on that card - to be revealed in July!!

After a very stormy night, today hasn't been so bad just very cold! I put the heater on early so the house would be warm for craft, it was a very chatty group today and Sandy brought some yummy Banana & Walnut Cake and Shortbreads for afternoon tea-  so all crafting stopped to partake!!

Hubby is away overseas for work, so I'm posting early as I am off out for supper with some friends tonight.

I made this card for this weeks Annabelle Stamps Blog Challenge
Say It In Plum, Blue and Raspberry

SU Card from stock, card has scanned quite red, but is the same colour as the ink used for image.
Die cut from stash
Kaisercraft Image Charlotte's Dream
SU Sentiment from Petit Pairs
Martha Stewart Punch
Lace and rhinestones from stash

Thursday, 7 June 2012


A sunny but cold day today, I was up early to go to Harbour Town as Emma had lost her name badge for work there when she was in town on Monday and someone had found it - so now it's in the post and on it's way back. She had sent me a photo of Trevor in his new coat - all snug and warm so I thought I'd share it with you!

More talking than crafting was done this afternoon at our craft group and Sandy shared the photos of her sons wedding. Sandy brought me the latest Docrafts magazine and the freebies gave me the inspiration for this card.

Challenges Entered:

 I have tried photographing as the scan did not do the colours justice - I think I need to work on my camera skills!

SU card from stock
Toppers - Papermania free gift with this months Docraft magazine
Sentiment - Annabelle Stamps - from Squared Posy (only arrived in the post today!) in SU Regal Rose
Paper Pierced around sentiment using SU paper piercing tool and template

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Saying Hello

I had a great day last Saturday - visiting a craft shop with a friend and then to lunch, off to a Postie party -I managed to get a couple of cardies and a top then stayed for dinner with Lieca as her hubby was also away. To my delight the shop ETC at 87 Unley Rd, Parkside was having a great incentive sale - for the month of June any purchase over $50 receives a gift voucher for half your purchase value to spend in July - no other purchase needed. I spent up big - see photo below, rang Shirley who managed to get over there with Sandy & Fran who had dropped in to see her so I think we all had a good day and are looking forward to redeeming our vouchers. They were just unpacking some new Australiana Papers that looked great so I hope they have some left when I return.

 Down to business now - my card is for this weeks:

Image - Daisy Vase from Stampendous
Ink: Flowers - SU Real Red, Leaves and stems - SU Garden Green, Vase - SU Not Quite Navy
Sentiment from TPC in SU Not Quite Navy, Flourish in SU Real Red
Rhinestones from stock

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Hearts and Roses

An early post today as I am off for lunch with a friend and to visit a craft shop on the other side of town and then to another friends Postie Party and then a few of us are going out to tea. Rush, rush, rush!

This is my second entry for :

White textured 3 fold card with oval window cut out, I stamped the image on the inside fold, drew the oval outline onto the inside flap then with my Stamp-a-majig I stamped all the little hearts around, I stuck some 3d dots around the oval before sticking the flap down to create a deeper window. Then I stamped the roses and fussy cut them before using 3d dots to mount them to the card, finishing off by sticking rhinestones between each heart.

Lady and Rose from Stamp Set Vintage Chic
Sentiment from SU Warmest Regards
Heart from SU Short and Sweet
Ink SU Basic Black and Regal Rose
Rhinestones from stock.

Friday, 1 June 2012

On The Fly

Wintery, showery day here today, I had a dental appointment and then went off to spend the afternoon crafting at Shirley's, we made three nice cards and did some cuttle bugging! I also had to take back the coat I had bought for Trevor the dog and swap it for a smaller size - hopefully it fits. I was up all hours last night making cards - the things that you can do when hubby is away!!!

This card is for this weeks 


I needed to make a card for a friend's birthday - he is a fly fisherman so I hope he likes this.

This is a three fold  textured card with the oval cut out.

I stamped the image on the inside flap, sponged around the edges of the oval and put 3d dots around the edge of the oval so that it sits back a little - not that you can really see that in the scan before I stuck it down. I stamped the trout on a separate piece of card, cut and 3d the image over the bottom of the oval, the trout fly images were stamped straight onto the card and I added a rhinestone to each.


Stamp set - SU Angler
Sentiment - SU Happy Moments
Ink - SU Always Artichoke
Rhinestones from stock
Nestie die for inside

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