Thursday, December 27, 2012


I have been following Naomi's and Margaret's entries in the Feeling Sketchy Challenge Blog and I had a bit of spare time so I decided to enter this weeks challenge. It is becoming quite addictive entering these challenges. By the way, Congratulations ladies on your selection to the design team.

 Here is the sketch

and here is the card I made

Stamp from C.C. Designs
Doily die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs
Flourish die cut from Die-namics
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Challenge Card

I am nearly all Christmased out but I made this card to enter into a couple of challenges.

The Stamp Spot Anything Christmas
Scrapbook Boutique December Challenge
Just Add Ink Just Add Christmas

Stamp Penny Black
Nestabilities Label One
Nestabilities Fancy Labels One
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Tartan
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Candy Canes and Banner cut with Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So easy

This card came together so quickly. I can sometimes spend hours on a card and still not be happy with it but I am quite happy with how this one turned out. You can't really see from the photo but there is bling on the tree.

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Flurries

Memory Box die - Flowering Christmas Tree
Sponged with VesaMagic - Aegean Blue

Friday, December 7, 2012

One stamp 2 ways

Today's card uses the same stamp as the prrevious card except this time using dp for the background.

Stamp from Hero Arts
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
DP from stash

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lots of texture

Hello. It has been quite hot here in Brisbane the last couple of days but fortunately we have air-con so we don't suffer too much, try to stay indoors as much as possible. I must admit I prefer the hot weather to the cold.
Anyhow, today's card is another Christmas one with lots of texture.
Stamp from Hero Arts
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Swiss Dots and Holly Ribbons
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1
Spellbinders Border die


Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Hayley

It was my Great Niece's 5th birthday on Friday and this is the card I made for her.

Card Base Largest of the QuicKutz Nesting Doily Squares
Image from Lili of the Valley coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Spellbinders Lacy Circles
Die cut balloons

Friday, November 30, 2012

Colour Challenge

On one of the groups I belong to we had a colour challenge of Yellow, Blue and Green. I wanted to do something a little different and this is what I came up with. I am quite please with the end result.

Grass and fence cut using the Silhouette.
Flower stems hand cut.
Stamp from Sarah Kay
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

White on White

Another white on white card today. This one uses the Anja's Corner die from Marianne Creatables to create the square background. The poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations was stamped on vellum and embossed with white embossing powder and die cut using the matching dies. The flourish is a die from Die-namics.

I am entering this card in the following  challenges,

Scrapbook Boutique November challenge
CSAYL #37 to die 4 (Christmas Stamping All Year Long)
Polkadoodles Week 47-Any die will do

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A New Challenge

My card for this months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique features the Lace Tree embossing folder from Cuttlebug. A die cut ornament from Memory Box tied with a bow and some die cut letters. Looked a bit plain so I added the little white pearls and the die cut corners.I love the elegance of white on white.

This was our inspiration

Monday, November 26, 2012

Zoe over at Zoe's Craft Blog is having a giveaway. So pop on over and have a look, sign up for the newsletter and leave a comment on her blog.

Here is a sample of the goodies on offer.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Tree

Have been too busy this past week to post anything so will try to get back into the groove.
Today's card uses the same Hero Arts Christmas Tree stamp as was used here , except this time it was stamped with Vesamark and gold embossed. A completely different look using the same stamp.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Today my Grandson graduated from Year 12. We all attended the ceremony held at the school and it was quite an emotional ride as they showed the progression of the students through their 5 years of High School. I am so proud of him for all he has achieved.
Now he moves on to the next stage of his life starting his apprenticeship with the Brisbane City Council as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.The qualifications he gains from this could set him up for life. Congratulations Alex.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Kevin

I find it so hard to make cards for men. This year for my son's birthday I thought  I would go with a bit of a fun card. The letters were cut with a Silhouette digital cutter and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Inside the balloons were die cuts and the cake was stamped, coloured and cut by hand. The balloons and cake pop-up when card is opened.

Outside of card
  Inside of card

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest and I loved it so much I had to case it. Stamp from Hero Arts, heat embossed in white and coloured with Distress Inks. There is a stamping flaw on the sentiment but I am trying to live with it as I don't know of anything I can do to correct it and I really don't want to scrap the whole card.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

First Christmas Cards

I have finally started to get going on my Christmas Cards. My aim is to post a card daily up until Christmas. Not all will be Christmas cards but most will be. This first post  is actually 2 cards but as they were so similar I dedided to post as one.

Pointsettia stamps from Heartfelt Creations stamped on vellum, heat embossed and cut out.
Merry Christmas stamp from Inkadinkado heat embossed.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge 23

This is the last in this series of the Crafters Digital Art Challenge . We were given two images to work with (a teapot and a tea cup) and some quotes all supplied by Priscilla Styles. I tried to include them all in my card.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cute Stampers 10th Birthday

The card I made to celebrate Cute Stampers 10th Birthday.

Scrapbook Boutique October Challenge

Whew I just made it in time for this months challenge. We had you use the colours of Chocolate and Pink as our inspiration. I chose this stamp from "Whiff of Joy" and teamed up with Nesting Doily Squares from Quickutz.

Friday, October 19, 2012

CDAC Challenge 22

My card for the round 22 challenge over at the CDAC Progressive Challenge. There were two digis offered and I chose the toadstools image from Digistamps4joy.

Edited to add.. Also entered into the Digistamps4joy Challenge 53 "Anything Goes". Thanks Margy for the gentle nudge.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge 21

Happiness is...This is my card entered in this months CDAC Progressive Challenge. I just love his cute face. Image was kindly supplied by Doodle Pantry.

Some Birthday Cards

I wanted to share some Birthday Cards I have made lately using the beautiful Heartfelt Creations stamps and die cuts. This first one is from the Bella Rose collection. Coloured with Prismacolour pencils.

This one is using the stamps from the Tattered Florals collection and hand cut. Once again, coloured with Prismacolour pencils
Another from the Tattered Florals collection

and this one is using the Flirty Fleur stamps and die cut.


Sunday, September 23, 2012


My card for Scrapbook Boutique's September Challenge.  We had to use  "Buttons, buttons & more buttons".
Stamp is from Kaisercraft "Madame Boutique". In keeping with the sewing theme I also did some faux stitching around the panels and of course added the buttons.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'm a Star

I am quite chuffed as my card was picked as one of the STARS on the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge.
The image was kindly supplied by Priscilla Styles and we had a choice of a Halloween cat, Xmas cat or a Lazy cat, and naturally I chose the Xmas cat.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge 19

This is the card I made for the Crafters Digital Art Centre CDAC Freebie Challenge.The image was generously supplied by Tiffany Doodles.

Pinks and Mauves

This is for a swap I am in and the theme was Pinks and Mauves. I think I kept to the guidelines fairly well.
The image is a Sarah Kay from Stampavie. The background is an embossing folder from Sizzix coloured with Distress Inks. Spellbinders dies were used to make the flowers.  I really like the way it turned out.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Birthday Card

Another Birthday Card I made. Not too sure if I like it or not.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Birthday Card

I made this card for my cousin. I uses the Cuttlebug Brocade Window Embossing Folder. I made the roses using Spellbinders dies.

Monday, August 20, 2012

My First Challenge

Well this is my first ever challenge. I hope my card is good enough. This is for the Scrapbook Boutique monthly challenge.