Sunday, 30 September 2012

Love & Marriage


The weather this weekend has returned to winter, it's freezing!  It was the Australian Rules Football finals yesterday and the best way to watch it was on television.  The conditions were Artic.  Hope you team won.

The Less is More challenge this week is Love and Marriage.   For this challenge there is a special guest, Susan Goetter.   She is always very inspirational and well worth a visit.

Here is my card
Supplies:  Glossy cream card, Embossed paper (scrap of unknown origin), Waltzinfmous frame, PTI sentiment, Alison Ellis embossing powder, Versamark stamp pad, Carl punch flower,s MS punch leaves and Kaiser pearls
Will also be entering this card in the following challenges -
Simon Says - Anything goes
When I first entered challenges I had trouble with the lighting.  It is uaually late at night when I am taking photos of the finished card.  Then I found a light box on sale and bought one.  Problem is I have no where to put it so it lives on the floor.  Now the lighting is fine but I don't always have the card lined up correctly because I lie on the floor to take the photo.  I not only have problem with my photograpy but the dog thinks I am playing and keeps jumping on me.  So my next purchase will be a small tripod.  I must also mention the cat likes to sleep in the box hence white hairs all over it.  All in all not very professional but I find it funny.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Take care and thank you for dropping by.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Victorian Photo Inspiration


Earlier this month I made a vintage card and entered it in the Stampalot: Victorian Photo Inspiration challenge.   But I miscalculated the number of challenges I entered with the card and was ineligible for the Stampalot challenge.  That's what happens when you rush things at 2am in the morning.

I have made a new card for the challenge
Supplies:  White and apricot card, Graphics 45 image, Pinkpaislee background paper, Doiley, Prima flowers, Lace, Distress ink, PTI sentiment, Kelly Panacci stickers and Kaiser pearls
Would also like to enter
 Crafty Cardmakers - Lace and stitching,
Thank you for dropping by

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tag, You're It


I hope tonight finds you all well?  This is the card I have made for the challenge A Blog Named Hero – Tag, You’re It

I don't usually make vintage cards but a couple of weeks ago I joined a challenge with a vintage theme and I enjoyed making that card.   So I thought I would make another one.
Supplies:  White card, Graphics 45 design paper, Hooked on Craft Doilies, American Craft eyelet, Spellbinders, Distress Ink, Annabelle's twine, ribbon, flowers (old & unknown) and Kaiser pearls.

I'd like to enter this into these challenges -
Speedy Fox - All about 'Tags'
The Poodles Parlour - Tag You're It
DYSU Challenge 90 - Tags or Flags
Make it Monday challenge -Anything goes

Goodnight and thank you for dropping by

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Take Three


I have a card for LESS IS MORE  - Take 3 Challenges

I have chosen -
Week 16 - Theme, Butterfly/Butterflies
Week 9 - Colour Challenge, A Touch of Red
Week 65 - Sketch,

Supplies:  White and black card, Annabelle's stamps image, Hero Arts sentiment, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart punch, scrap design paper and Kaiser rhinestones.
Will also join Make it Monday - Anything goes
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  Bye for now and thank you for dropping by.

Friday, 21 September 2012

All in a Row


Tonights card is  for the Moxie Fab World - Repitition Challenge
Supplies:  White, pink and brown card, Hero Arts image and sentiment, VersaColor ink pad,
Annabelle's twine, Scrap design paper, glitter and Kaiser rhinestones

Will also join -
Challenges for everybody - Anything goes
Keep on crafting challenge -Anything goes
MIM -  Anything goes

Thank you for dropping by

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Bunch of Roses


Today I have made a card for the Moxie Fab World- Focal Point Challenge

Supplies:  White and pink card,  Annabelle Stamps image and sentiment, Lyra pencils, ribbon and Kaiser rhinestones,
Will also join the Less Is More Challenge - OVAL, this is my second card, and Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by

Tuesday, 18 September 2012



This weeks challenge at Less is More is to use an oval.  Tonights card -

Supplies:  Green and white paper, Waltzingmouse image and sentiment, Versacolor ink, Spellbinders and Kaiser pearls

I will also link this card to the following challenges -
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Pin and Tack Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Heckofachallenge-Anything goes  

Bye for now

Thank you for dropping by

Monday, 17 September 2012

Four Squares


A new week and new challenge on Waltzingmouse challene blog, and as usual a great sketch, by Jennifer Holmes, for inspiration.
And here's my take:
Supplies:  White, pink and green card, Waltzingmouse stamp - image, Darkroom Door - background, Hero Art - sentiment,  Lyra pencils, ribbon and Kaiser rhinestones.
Unfortunately the little green rhinestones on the flower bud don't show up very well.

Tuesday Throwdown: #115 - You're A Gem
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
Crafts & Me: #101 - Pink

As usual the weekend has flown by and it is time to prepare for work tomorrow.  So must go. 

Thank you for dropping by.

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, 15 September 2012



This week the theme is SKY for the CAS-ology challenge.

My card for today -
Supplies:  Pale blue and white card, Jane Doodles image, Hero Arts sentiment, DoodleBug design paper and unknown scrap and Kaiser rhinestones.
This card is also for Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Thank you for dropping by

Autumn Leaves


I like the colours in the Color Throwdown challenge for this week.  Nice warm earthy tones.

Here is the card I made for the challenge
Supplies: Brown and white card, Hero Arts image, Jane Doodles sentiment, Distress inks, Basicgrey design paper, Annabelles twine and button

Will also join the following challenges -
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - fall & baker's twine
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Autumn
Deep Oscean Challenge - Goodbye Summer
Lollipop Crafts -  Fall Frolic

Bye for now

Thank you for dropping by

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Envy Becomes You


Tonight I am entering a card in Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger Challenge - Envy Becomes You.  
My card -

Supplies:  White, blue and green card, Inpression Obsession image and sentiment, Distress Ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kaiser pearls.
Also entering
Make it Monday -Anything goes
One stop crafts challenge -No floral embellishments
Papelitos Stamps 3E - #11 Anything Goes
Thank you for dropping by

Thank You

Today I have used the typewriter in the  photo inspiration over @ Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #23, for my card.
Supplies:  White and blue card,  Hero Art digital background paper and typrewriter, Annabelle's sentiment and Distress ink.

Other challenges are -
MAKE IT MONDAY #106 - Anything goes.
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Stamp & Create - Anything goes
Natalie & Amy's Challenge - Anything Goes
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX #26 - Anything goes.

Thank you for dropping by

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Three Butterflies


The challenge at Annabelle Stamps this week is to use the colours Lime, Mango, Orange and White.  These are such pretty colours, they make me think of Spring. 
Tonights card -

 Supplies:  White card, Annabelle images and sentiment, Distress ink, and VersaColor ink.

This is a one layer card, a style of card I am very nervous about attempting.  But I think this one worked.

I will also join the following challenges -
Moxie Fab Repetition Challenge
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Challenge 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Heck of a challenge  - Anything goes

Thank you for dropping by

Monday, 10 September 2012

Peach, Navy Blue and Stone


I didn't get back last night like I had hoped.  It was a case of not liking the card I made.  So it was back to the drawingboard.

Here is the new card and it is for Waltzing Mouse's Sketch #114 challenge
Supplies:  White, grey, navy and peach card, Waltzingmouse background and sentiment, Sizzix flowers, EK punch, Cheerylynn die, Hooked on Craft doily,  Distress Ink, Kaiser rhinestones and ribbon 
 Also entering the Play Date Cafe challenge #PDCC148.

That's all for now.  May be back tonight.
Thank you for dropping by.  

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Red, brown and white

Todays card is for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown color challenge
Here is the card -
Supplies:  Red, brown and white card,  Darkroom Door image and sentiment, VersaColor , Cuttlebug enbossing folder, ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones and pearl
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Tuesday alchemy - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop -  Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend starting christmas early

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Today has turned out to be a lovely day, a good day for gardening, but I have been inside crafting. I am excusing myself with the knowledge I have a day off from work tomorrow and can catch up outside then. 

The past few day there have been very strong winds.  The wind have been so strong it broke our back gate off it's hinge.  We have done makeshift repairs until we replace it with a new gate.  On Friday I came home to find the dog in the front garden, he had managed to get out the back gate.  Fortunately we have nice neighbours and they found him and brought him home.  Aren't people nice?

I hope to see you again tonight

Thank you for dropping in



I am joining in with Less is More again this week.  The challenge is one layer with foliage.
And here is my card.
 Supplies:  White card, Blockheads image, Penny Black sentiment and Distress Ink.

I enjoy the LIM challenges because I learn a lot from them and they encourages me to try new techniques.  Sometimes I chicken out.  I would have liked to put a boarder or embossing around the image but it had taken me so many attempts to reach this stage that I was worried if I tried to do either I would ruin it.  I also have a question - Can bling be used on one layer cards?

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Thank you for dropping by

Saturday, 8 September 2012

All Brown

Good morning,

Last night I made a card for the City Crafter: Monochromatic challenge but I was too tired to make the post.
So here it is

Supplies:  White and brown card, Annabelles image, Penny Black sentiment, American Crafts design paper, Martha Stewart punch, Lyra pencils, ribbon, flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenges: Going Dotty
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Must go but hopefully I will see you again later to day

Thank you for dropping by

Friday, 7 September 2012



Tonights card is for Make My Monday - Vintage Fashion
Supplies:  Cream card, Graphics 45 and Pink Paislee design paper, Spellbinders, Flowers and Kaiser pearls
Other challenges I would like to participate in -
Simply Create Too - So old / vintage
Southern Girls Challenge - All about the Flora
Daring Cardmakers - Focus on Flowers
Polka Doodles - Flowers
Sir Stampalot Challenge - September challenge - Inspiration photo (victorian, lace, soft colors, flowers
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Thank you for dropping in

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Silver Baubles


I am submitting this evenings card to A Blog Named Hero #11 - Who is the boss (embossing)


Supplies:  White and silver card, Annabelles stamps, versamark ink pad, Alison Ellis silver empbossing powder, Cuttlebug and ribbon
Also submitting the card to the following challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes.
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards - 3 of Something (3 baubles & 3 bows)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas is Coming 

Thank you for dropping in

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Back to School


The challeng over on CAS-aul Friday´s blog this week is to Create a Clean And Simple Back to School project!
Supplies: White, red and black card, Stamping Bella image, computer sentiment, Versamark ink pad, Hero Arts embossing powder, Lyra pencils, Carl punch and ribbon
Also entering the following challenge
Make it Monday - Anything goes

It's the fifth day of spring and we are having lovely weather, warm and sunny.  And this evening when I was walking the dog, I didn't need a coat.  I love this weather.  While I was out with the dog I saw a beautiful sunset.  The sky was a pale yellow and there were fluffy purple clouds all tinged with pink.  A nice way to end the day.

Well that's all for tonight

Thank you for dropping by

Monday, 3 September 2012

Bake Sale


This week's challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog is "Bake Sale". 

I have had some Crafty Secret Images and Journal Notes for quite some time and never used them.  When I saw the subject of the challengeI just knew it was time to get them out.  Here is my card
Supplies:  Kraft, white and red card, Crafty Secrets image, Darkroom Door background, Sassafras designer paper, Hero Arts sentiment, ribbon, button and string

Will also join the following challenges

Everybody-Art-Challenge - #202 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Diva or Anything Goes
Scrapalicious - Anything Goes
Stamping Boutique - Birthdays

Thank you for dropping by


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Red & Green Christmas Card


Back today with a card using the sketch challenge on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown´s blog !
and the colours from Dynamic Duos.
Here is my card
Supplies:  White and red card, Darkroom Door image and sentiment, Scrap design paper unknown, Distress Ink and Stampin' Up Ribbon 
Will also join the following challenges.
Aud Sentiments - Holiday + sentiment
The Crazy Challenge #127 - Anything Goes
It has been a super weekend.  Firstly this morning we went out for breakfast to celebrate Father's day.  I like going out for breakfast, you start the day early and have the rest of the day ahead of you and the food of course. The day was lovely and sunny so I spent it in the garden.  I am afraid I am a fine weather gardener thus there is a lot of work to do after winter.  I enjoyed my time outside in the sunshine, a lovely second day of spring.
Hope you have all had a lovely weekend
Thank you for dropping by

Pink and Brown


The weekly challenge on Simply Less Is More  is Pink and Brown.  As usual there is some wonderful inspiration from Chrissie and Mandi.

This is a nice colour combination, I enjoyed working with it and here is my card.
Supplies:  Brown, pink and white card, Penny Black stamps for image and sentiment, Versamark, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Fiskars punch, Kaiser pearls and rhinestones

Here are a few other challenges I will join -
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
52 Card Pickup - week 35

It has been a lovely sunny Saturday and I have got lots done.  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend

Thank you for dropping by