Sunday, 29 July 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Sweet Season


The latest Tuesday Trigger is Sweet Season
It truly is a sweet image, a very original wedding cake.  I have used the white for weddings and the colour silver from the stand and made a card for silver wedding anniversary.  I have kept the banners but used silver to keep to the theme.  I don't have ruffled ribbon so I have used a lattice punch for interest.
Supplies:  White and silver card,  Kathy Martin digital banner, PTI sentiment, K & Co stickers, MS punch, ribbon and twine

Challenges for this card;
Crazy amigo challenge-Anything goes
Inspire me fridays-Anything goes
Mema's Crafts-Anything goes

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Analogous Colours


Make My Monday Challenge this week is to use three analogous colours, or light blue, turquoise and dark blue.
Supplies:  White and turquaoise card, Penny Black image, Stampin' Up sentiment. Lyra pencils, Cuttlebug embossing, Kaiser rhinestones, paper lace.

Challenges at
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything goes
Crafts and me  - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Thursday, 26 July 2012


Tonights card is for the CASology challenge - Fruit.
Supplies:  Red and white card, Annabelle sentiment, MS punch, Kaiser rhinestones and ribbon

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012



Tonights card is for Waltzingmouse Stamps challenge.
Supplies:  White card, Waltzingmouse frame and sentiment, VersaColor ink pad, American Craft - rosette ribbon and other ribbon, Kaiser rhinestone.
I have had the rosette ribbon for over a year and have never used it.  Too pretty to use - how silly is that. 

Will also enter this card into Make It Monday: #99 - Challenge

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Christmas in July


Each year I promise myself I will have my Christmas cards done by the beginning of December.  Well perhaps this year it will happen??

The challenge at Annabelle Stamps- is Christmas.  Can't pass up the opportunity of making a Christmas card.  So here is todays card -
Supplies:  Black and white card,  Hero art image, PTI sentiment Versmark, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing, Kaiser rhinestones

The challenges I am entering this card are-

Addicted to stamps 35 - Christmas in July
Crazy amigo - free theme
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Crafters Companion - Challenge 26 - ho ho ho Christmas
CAS-ual Friday - black card base

Well that's all for tonight.  So goodnight and thank you for dropping in.

Black and Red


The new challenge at Less is More - Sewing.  There is a blog I regularly like to catch up with, Peets Scrapablum.  Peet uses sewing quite often on her cards and she does it so well.  I have admired her work for some time so this challenge gives me the opportunity to try my hand at adding sewing to a card.
Supplies:  Black and white card, October Afternoon design paper, Penny Black sentiment,
Embroidery cotton, MS punch, Kaiser rhinestones
Other challenges -

Dynamic Duo

Goodnight and thank you for dropping in

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dancing Shoes


I thought I would manage two challenges with one card.  When I went to CASual Friday to check the challenge details I noticed there was a card awfully similar.  Back to the drawingboard for that challenge.

So here is tonights card for Jay Gee's Nook - Challenge #21
Supplies:  Black and grey paper, Hero Arts image, VersMark stamp pad, Alison Ellis silver embossing powder, Kaiser rhinestones

Isn't this a great inspirational photo?

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

An Angel


Don't you just hate it when work gets in the way crafting?  I have been caught up at work so there hasn't been time to make any cards.  Not to worry I have a card for today.
Supplies: White and lemon card, Basicgrey design paper, A Day for Daisies digital image, Lyra pencils, lace, ribbon and roses.
I'm entering this into -
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Platypus Creek - Things with wings
Love to Create - 3 of something, three flowers
Southern Girls-Angels or Fantasy

Tomorrow we are attending a 90th birthday party.  Isn't that amazing and it is the second one this year.

Bye for now.
Thank you for dropping in.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Purple and Yellow


Make My Monday challenge for this week is to use purple and yellow.
Supplies:  White, yellow and purple card, Blockheads image, PTI sentiment, VersaColor.

I have admired this technique on numerous cards.  First I tried swiping ink pads across the card.  It looked easy and it sounded easy but...  So then I used a brayer.  I am happy with the result but definitely need practise.  It was fun to make.

The card is also for the following challenges -
Mema's Crafts - July Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes.

Goodnight and than you for dropping in

Tuesday, 17 July 2012



Supplies:  White, brown and fawn card, Waltzingmouse sentiment, Stampit background, American Crafts design paper, VersaColor, Prima flower, Kaiser flower, MS punch, Kaiser rhinestones
I made this card last night but by the time I had finished, it was too late to for it to be posted.  It was made using the sketch from WMS's sketch challenge
Also for Make-it-Monday#98
Moxie Fab's Love Card Challenge. 

Thank you for dropping by

Monday, 16 July 2012


This weeks challenge at Less is More´s blog is a one layer card and to use three of anything.
Supplies:  White card, Inkadinkado inchies,PTI sentiment, Tsukineko ink pad, Kaiser rhinestones.

The card is also for the Moxie Fab world;
The Card Creations Hello Challenge

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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Times Three


Supplies: White and krsft card, Kaiser butterfly stamp, PTI sentiment, Lyra pencils, Versamark Watermark pad, Annabelle gold embossing powder, SU punch

This card is for the following challenges -
Clean & Simple Sketch FTL199:
CR84FN58  - great colours
Moxie Fab World Stamp It Challenge

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Saturday, 14 July 2012



A new Clean and Simple challenge blog has started called CASology.  The challenges will be to create a card based on a single cue word.  The first challenge is "sun"
Supplies:  Blue, yellow, lemon, black and white card, Computer sentiment, Button, Kaiser rhinestones, EK punches

I saw the instructions for the sunglasses on a blog  sometime ago but I can't remember where.  I like the pun and I think they are funny.

Theanks for dropping by and have a good weekend

Friday, 13 July 2012

Orange, Green & Purple


Supplies:  White, black, purple, green & orange card, Hero Arts digital Block Flowers, PTI sentiment, Kaiser rhinestones
Tonights card is for Make My Monday
Creatalicious 35 - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes

This card design was not my first idea for these colours.  As I was driving to work this morning the sun was rising and the sky was all purple and orange, very pretty.  So a scene using these colours was my original thought.  I don't know what happened between then and the finished item.

Must finish. 

Goodnight and thank you for dropping by.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Eiffel Tower


Supplies:  Brown and fawn card,  Graphics 45 design paper, Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Labels 4 and Cameo to Go sentiment, VersaColor, lace, ribbon and Tiny Tots flowers
This week's challenge on Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge was created by Teresa Kline

Sometimes cards take a lot of work and other times it all just falls into place.  Tonights card was the latter - the idea, my supplies and the card just came together.

The card is also for -Make it Monday - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Have finished earlier tonight so enough of play, off to do some ironing - (sigh)

Goodnight and thank you for dropping by



This weeks challenge at Annabelle - is say it with snowflakes.
Supplies:  White card, Cuttlebug Snow Dots, Hero Arts sentiment, Nestabilities, VersaColor, EK punches

Lollipop Crafts  - Christmas in July
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Good night and thank you for dropping by

Monday, 9 July 2012

Golden Hearts


It's a colour challenge this week at Less is More  - 'Gold'. 

Supplies: White & gold card, Hero Arts digikit tree, PTI sentiment, MS punch, Versamark Watermark pad, Annabelle embossing powder.
Also for Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Thank you for dropping by

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Poppies and Doilies


It has been a lovely day today.  The weather has been calm and sunny.   It started with a heavy frost, I overcame that by getting up later.  I was able to put the washing outside on the line and I even did some work in the garden.  We drove out into the country to visit some friends, everything is so beautifully green and the dams are full (these dams haven't been full for years and year)  As I said a lovely day.

Now to tonights card -
Supplies: White card, Hero Arts-Starburst Lace & sentiment, Blockheads Poppy, VersaMark Watermark , Alison Ellis clear embossing powder, VersaColor, Lyra pencils, ribbon, mounting foam.

This card is for the following challenges -
City Crafters  - #115 , ‘Hello Doily’
Paper Play - Happy Birthday
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - A Plate of Pretty Poppies.  (Nice alliteration)
That's all for tonight. 

Thank you for dropping by

NOTE -  The Starburst Lace image was clear embossed and then Fired Brick Distress ink was gently applied over it.  Finally I gently used a tissue to remove excess ink.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Red, Blue and Yellow


It was too late to post last night so the plan was to get up early.  Well that didn't happen.  Therefore this is a very quick post before I rush off to work. 

This weeks challenge at Make My Monday is Primary Colours. 
Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts stamp for flower and sentiment, Darkroom Door for background,  VersaColr, Annabelle twine, buttons
Must rush. 

Have a lovely day and thank you for dropping in.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Happy Birthday


Last week I bought a couple of Annabelle Stamps, so there will be no surprise that tonights challenge is Annabelle Stamps Challenge.  The challenge is a nice CAS sketch.
Supplies:  Pink and white card, Annabelle image, Hero Arts sentiment, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Nestabilities, Lyra pencils, ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones

The card is also for the following challenges:
Moxie Fab's Birthday card challenge
Make It Monday - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes

It's late again so I must finish.

Goodnight and thank you for dropping by.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012



Tonights card is for the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge
Supplies: Kraft, pink and black card, Basicgrey design paper, Waltzingmouse stamps, Nestabilities, lace, Paper Xtra bling


I will also  enter this card in -
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

Must go 

Thanks for dropping by 

Monday, 2 July 2012

Less is More Header


Less is More challenge this week is to use their blog header for inspiration.  The header is very stylish so there  is a lot to work with.

Here is my card -
Supplies:  Kraft and black card, Stampington & Co music, Flourishes floral stamps, Blockhead Stamps sentiment, Sizzix flower, Paper Xtra bling, VersaMark Watermark, Zing embossing powder, Nestabilities

Thank you for dropping by

See you tomorrow.