Saturday, 22 December 2012

Silver and Blue


Tonights card is for One Layer Wednesday - Silver and Blue
Supplies: White card, Stampendous image, Stampit sentiment, Alison Ellis embossing powder, Versamark ink pad and LuminArte Twinkling H2O,
Also for the following challenges -
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog – Christmas/Holiday’s anything goes
Hooked On Craft Challenges – Christmas

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Friday, 21 December 2012


The theme at Less is More: this week is Anniversary.

Supplies:  White and kraft card, Hero Arts digital image, computer generated sentiment,Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kaiser pearls

Joining the fun at the following challenges:
Make it Monday Party: - #120 Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Today we went to a Christmas carols luncheon.  It was great fun.  The company was lovely, the food was delicious and it is always nice to sing carols.
There was one carol I would like to share.  It is an Australian adaption of Jingle Bells.  This isn't new, so Australians will know it.
Aussie Jingle Bells
Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It's summer time and I am in
My singlet, short and thongs!
Oh! Jingle Bells, JingleBells
Jingle all the way
Christmas in Australia
On a scorching summer's day
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Christmas time is beaut
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a rusty Holden ute!
Engines getting hot
Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggy climbs aboard
He is welcom too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas day, the Aussie way
By the babecue!
Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and Uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up!
Must close.  Take care and thank you for dropping by

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Endless Summer


I have been thinking about the challenge over at Southern girls challenge - Endless summer since it started.  Summer is my favourite season and as a child it did seem endless.  Every summer our family would spend a fortnight camping at the beach and most of the time was spent either lazing on the beach or playing in the water.  Bliss!

I have decided to be a little different and combine Endless summer with some Christmas challenges.  I have never actually celebrated Christmas at the beach but our summer and Christmas do coincide.  So here is my card
Supplies:  White and blue card, Meljens digital tree, Diane Carubia digital beach scene, StampIt sentiment, Lyra pencils and Kindy Glitz

So I am off to join some challenges -
The Squirrel & the Fox - Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin Corner   - Anything Goes
Digi Galore Challenge - Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - #125 Christmas
Come and get it challenges - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu #10 - Anything Goes
Platypus Creek Digitals  - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas: Happy Holidays
Simply Create; Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

I had hoped to make some mince tarts but they will have to wait until tomorrow. Take care and I will see you tomorrow.  Thank you for dropping by.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Santa Cat


For tonights I used the sketch over at Unscripted Sketches
and the topic at challenge keep it simple- Furry

Supplies:  White and red card, Mo Manning image, Arte Stamps sentiment, Lyra pencils, Annabelle's Bakers Twine, Spellbinder dies and KindyGlitz

Other challenges -
Fat Pages with Attitude: Anything goes
Crafty Hazel Nuts: Christmas
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room - Go digital
Cards Galore- Christmas
Sparkles Monthly Challenge 39 - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts December Challenge - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

CASology #23: Gift

This week's challenge at CASology is Gift.  I think at this time of year we can forget exactly what we are celebrating.  The best gift ever given was our Savior.
Supplies:  White and gold card, Mo Manning's digital image, Computer generated sentiment, Lyra pencils and KindyGlitz
Other challenges  -
Crafty Catz - New Beginnings
Make it Monday 119 - Anything goes
Crafts and me 114:  - Why so blue? No blues allowed
House of gilli 47:  - Anything goes
MyGrafico   - Anything goes
Totally Stampalicious   - Anything goes
I spent the afternoon in the garden and have just about knocked the vegetable garden into shape.  I also shifted all my herbs into one garden bed.  My curly parsley has gone to seed so will need to replace it and I am going to have another go at growing coriander.  I saw a rhubarb crown at the nursery I might buy on of those next time.  All I need now is continued good weather and to keep the garden watered.
That is all for today.  Thank you for dropping by


Saturday, 15 December 2012



The sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!
Supplies:  White and green card, Hero Arts digital image and sentiment, Annabelle's twine, Kaiser pearls and Kindy Glitz

Other challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Simply Create: Anything goes
Dream Valley: Christmas
Forever friends 51: Christmas cards
Tuesday alchemy 44: Anything goes

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Friday, 14 December 2012



This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is to use snowflakes

Supplies:  White card, Stampendous image, computer generated sentiment, Versamark ink pad, Hero Art embossing powder, Spellbinder die, Distress Ink

Will also join in for the following challenges
Stampin' For The Weekend - Let It Snow
Raise the Bar #123 - Blues and Whites
Stampin' Royalty: Challenge #154 - Christmas / Winter
Make it Monday 119 - Anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Bearly mine # 65 - Anything goes

Today I went shopping in Melbourne CBD.  I love going in during Christmas.  Although yesterday when I heard the weather report of 39 degrees I nearly cancelled.  But it only reached 35 and the shops are airconditioned, so it wasn't a problem.

I took a couple of photos of Melbourne to share with you.  I like window shopping in the old arcades and at present they are beautifully decorated.

 The Melbourne City Hall is looking very festive too
Well I must finish.  Take care and thank you for dropping by. 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Blue Bauble


Tonight the challenge I made a card for is Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC127
I have flipped the sketch

Supplies:  Blue, white and silver card, Design paper (unknown scrap), Penny Black sentiment, VersaColor ink pad, Spellbinder dies, lace, ribbon and silver trim.
Will also enter the challenge at -
Addicted to CAS, - Bauble
Make My Monday. - Anything goes
Everybody art 217: - Anything goes
Wags n whiskers 94: - Anything goes
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

CASe This Sketch #8

Christmas day is coming fast and there is still lots to do and lots of great challenges to be entered.  I feel a little like the White Rabbit "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date".  So a quick post for tonight.
This weeks sketch challenge over at Case This Sketch is -
Supplies:  White, green and red card, Cheery Lynn die, Carl punch, Hero Arts digital background paper, Stamp It sentiment, VersaMark ink pad, Annabelles embossing powder and Kaiser rhinestones.

Other challenges -

Make it Monday: Anything goes
Simply Create: Anything goes
Daisy Doodles: Anything goes
Cupcake Craft - Merry Christmas.

We have just some New Zealand friends visiting for a couple of days.  It's been lovely to catch up because it has been quite a few years since we last saw them.

Well that's all for tonight.  Take care and then you for dropping by

Monday, 10 December 2012

Pink and Green Trees


A very quick post.  I made a card for Less is More and I used kraft card.  After I had posted it I thought I would like to try the same card on white card.  I had chosen the the rest of the colours for the Moxie Fab challenge and I wasn't really happy with the way they had come out.  So here is the new card, this time on white card

Supplies:  White card,  Alley Way digital image, computer generated sentiment, Stazon ink pad, Lyra pencils and Kindy glitz.

This card is for the following challenges-
CASology challenge -‘Sparkle’,
My time to craft : Non-traditional Christmas Colors
TAWS Be Inspired challenge photo

Dutch Dare Card Challenges- non traditional Christmas colors
Thank you for dropping by.

All In a Row


This week's Less is More challenge is "In a Row" and one layer.

Supplies:  Kraft card, Alley Way digital image, Stamp It sentiment, Stanzon ink pad, Lyra pencils, Kindy glitz and Kaiser rhinestones

Other challenges -
Sweet 'n' Sassy - Christmas
Avadares - Anything With A Digi
Little Claires - Christmas
Moxie Fab World's Keen on Neon Challenge

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Annabelle Challenge AC151 Sketch


AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Challenge AC151 have a nice CAS sketch for their challenge this week.

Supplies:  Blue and white card, Annabelles Stamp image, Stamp-It sentiment, Hero Arts embossing powder, VersaMark embossing ink pad and Kaiser rhinestones.

Will also join in the following challenges -
Stamp your Life: - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: - Anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 88 - Anything goes
Aud sentiments 69: - Anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: - Anything goes

It was such a nice day that I spent time gardening.  But first my husband and I went to the local garden centre for some herbs and vegetable plants and while we were out we had coffee and enjoyed people watching.  It was very pleasant. 

While I was at the garden centre I took a photo of a pretty Hydrangea, I hadn't seen one like this before.  Pity I don't have any room for it in my garden.

Take care and thank you for dropping by.

Robins and Magpies


This week over at One Layer Wednesday the challenge is to put snow on your card...and not just stamped snow - "glitter, sparkle pens, Smooch, glimmer mist, flower soft, flock, puff paint, artist's paste, or any other simulation of snow you can think of".  I decided to try something new so I have used a dimensional paint.

Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts image, Artee Stamps sentiment, Kaleidacolor ink pad, Lyra pencils and KindyGlitz 3D dimensional paint.

Will also connect with
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-anything goes
Artistic Inspirations-anything goes
Great impressions December: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network 6: anything goes

We have a family of magpies living in our garden and at breakfast time I can watch them feeding in the garden.  There are three babies that can fly but not feed themselves yet.  I like watching the parents running from one baby to another to feed them all.  The babies are quite noisey until food is put in their mouths.  I have been trying to take a photo of the process and finally have a reasonable shot.
Magpies can be very territorial during mating season and will swoop anyone or anything that comes into their territory.  I have walked out of a park backwards so I could keep an eye on a magpie.  Because the minute I turned my back on it it would attack me.  When we took our dog for a walk in another park the magpies would leave us alone but attack the dog.  In the end our dog refused to enter this particular park.  Not surprising really.
The family in our garden don't bother us or our pets.  But at present they won't allow any other birds into our yard when they are feeding.  It doesn't matter whether the bird is big or small the magpies chase them out.
I hope you are all having a nice weekend. 
Thank you for dropping by

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Waltzing Mouse Challenge 126

Tonight card is for the Waltzing Mouse Challenge .
Supplies:  White and geen card, Crafty Secrets image, DarkRoom Door sentiment, Making Memories design paper, Nellie Snellen punch and flower
Will also enter the following challenges -
Through the craftroom door 47- Anything Goes
Make it Monday 118 - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art - Christmas
Thank you for dropping by.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Red & Green


Todays card is for colour challenge over at Less is More .  The colours are very fitting for this time of year - Red & Green.

Supplies:  Red, white and green card, Hero Arts sentiment, Martha Stewart punch, Kaiser rhinestones and ribbon
Will enter this in -
Make-it-Monday#118-Anything Goes
Dynamic Duos - DD31 - to use Certainly Celery and Real Red
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Scene


This week the challenge at One Layer Wednesday is to create a scene.  This was a fun challenge.  I have used a photo as part of a scene before but never created a complete scene.  I must admit the fun was also tempered with frustration.  I had completed a few scenes before this only to have a mishap such as a smudge or inky fingers spoil the card.  On this one it was the sentiment. 

Supplies:  White card, Annabelles Stamps image and sentiment, Art Journey image, Distress Inks, VersaColor Inks

Will also join the fuan at -
Make it Monday:  - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts: - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 everybody 8:  - Anything Goes
Simon Says:  - Anything Goes
52 card pickup week 48
Corrosive 163:  - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Pink and Greens


For tonights card I have used the colours from the challenge at Annabelle Stamps: AC150
I like this combination of colours but I never seem to have the exact colours stated in challenges.  So in this case I have used two different shades of green and a pink.
Supplies:  White card, Stampendous snowflake image, Hero Arts dots, Darkroom Door sentiment, Distress inks and ribbon.

Other challenges  -
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #245 - Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon & Snowflakes challenge
Simply Create: - Anything Goes 

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I have used the cue from the challenge at Casology's week #21:
 and the sketch from CAS(e) this sketch!   
Supplies:  White card, Flourish image and sentiment, Distress inks, Lyra pencils and brads
Will also join the challenges at
Crafty Boots:  - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: #24 -  Anything Goes
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