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.