Thursday, 29 November 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch #125


Last night there were computer gremlins at work.  Very frustrating!  But thankfully everything seems to working today.  I took the opportunity to make eight Christmas cards of my own.  Now I just have to write the Christmas letter to include in the card.

So here is the card I made Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 125.

Supplies: White and green card, Just Inklined digital image, Lyra pencils, Making Memories design paper, Spellbinders dies, ribbon and Kindy Glitz

Make it Monday:  - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody:  - Anything goes
Paper Pretties Challenges - Anything Goes
Cards by Lady Anne - Monday Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for dropping by and I hope to see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012



 I have used  the challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps for the design of tonights card.
Supplies:  White and red card, Torico's image, computer generated sentiment,Lyra pencils and Kaiser rhinestones

I will join the fun at
Make it Monday, - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew,  - Anything Goes
Crafty Pad challenge #198 -  Add some glitter

Thank you for dropping by

Monday, 26 November 2012

Glitz and Glamour


The challenge this week on Less is More´s blog is Glamour and Glitz.

Supplies:  White and silver card, Saturated Canary image, Lyra pencils, Spellbinders die, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds, Kaiser rhinestones and ribbon

I will also be playing along with 'bring on the bling' challenge at Allsorts Challenge Blog and
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only.

That's all for tonight, thank you for dropping in.

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Good morning,
Over at CASology the team  have come up with a very appropriate cue asThanksgiving was celebrated on Thursday.  The cue being "Gobble".
I don't have any images that would be directly applicable.  So I came up with something that maybe gobbled (of course, being ladies, we wouldn't but we would use a cake fork, napkin and doileys).
As a small child I would be taken to visit an elderly relative and she would always presented afternoon tea on pretty delicate china with beautiful handmade doileys.  Which brings me to  the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger, the inspiration for todays card.
Supplies: Whit and Brown card, Just Inklined digital image, Hero Arts doiley & sentiment, Distress Ink pad, Nestabilities dies, Lyra pencils and Prima flower.
I used Mojo Monday Challenge #268 for the sketch
 and the Southern Girls colours southerngirlschallenge - pink and brown. 
I will also join the fun at Jellypark Challenges for the fun theme of "I'm Hungry!", as well as Jingle Belles prompt #24 "Christmas Feast".
Enjoy the rest of the day and thank you for dropping by

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Snow Day


It's Friday and we have the weekend to look forward to.  Lovely!

Addicted to CAS  is a new challenge for clean and simple stampers.  For it's first challenge the code word is Snow
Supplies:  White and ble card, Mo Manning's digital image, Lyra pencils, Carl punch, ribbon and Kindy Glitz

Will also join the following challenges
CAS-ual Fridays
Make It Monday #116 Anything Goes
 Bearly Mine - Challenge 62 Snowflakes

That's all for now.  Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely weekend

Friday, 23 November 2012

Gift Tag


This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is to make a gift tag. 

Supplies:  White card, Darkroom Door image and sentiment, Distress Inks, Kindy Glitz, ribbon & Kaiser rhinestone

I will also enter
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2E C10 (Must be Christmas) - Three R's (Reindeer image, ribbon and a red rhinestone)
Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes
Take care and thank you for dropping in  


Thursday, 22 November 2012



I started with Winter Wonderland - Oh Baubles and used the colours from Annabelle Stamps - Colour Challenge

Supplies:  White and green card, Annabelles Stamps baubles, Stampit swirls, Darkroom Door sentiment, Cuttlebug embossing, Distress Ink, VersaMark InkPad, Hero Arts silver embossing powder, Tattered Angels glimmer mist and ribbon

Will also enter the following challenges -
Little Claire 27: - Christmas
Make it Monday #116 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #89 - Anything Goes
The squirrel and the fox 31: - Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #25


Tonight I started with the inspiration at Jay Gee’s Nook , challenge #25. 
 I have taken the turquoise baubles and the noel as the inspiration for my card
Supplies:  White, silver and turquoise card, Rubber Stamp Tapestry sentiment, VersaMark, Hero Arts embossing powder, Papermania embossing folder, Carl punches, ribbon and Kaiser pearls

I used the sketch from Clean and Simple #217.
I will also play along with
Make it Monday #116 - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps:  - Christmas
Tandastamps   - Xmas
Dream Valley Challenges - #45, Anything Goes
Pin & Tack Ch3  - Anything Goes
Old Back Porch #46 


Thank you for dropping by

Monday, 19 November 2012



Over at Less is More week 94 the theme is Hardware.  For this theme nothing came to mind.  So I started to go through my drawers and found some bone shaped brads that I had purchased a long time ago.  And then an idea.

Supplies:  Red and white card, Just Inklined Digital Stamps image, Blockhead stamps sentiment, Jillibean Soup twine and a brad

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

About a month ago we experience a big storm and our gate was damaged.  We couldn't shut it.  My husband did some bush carpentry, just something to keep the gate shut until we had it repaired.  That night I came home to find our dog shut in our front yard with a note explaining our neighbour had found our dog on the street and she had brought it home.  This was so nice of her, I don't know what I would have done without my little dog.  My original intention was to make her a Christmas card to go with a gift as a thank you.  But I like this is idea better.

Thank you for dropping by

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Hi There


Tonights card is for Moxie Fab World  - Cork/Canvas and Burlap Challenge, using the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#6

Supplies:  Brown and blue card, PTI sentiment, Memory Box Die, Canvas, Annabelles twine and Kaiser rhinetsones.

I had a problem drawing it all together but keeping it CAS.  Also need more work with canvas but it's fun to see how other materials work.

Take care and thank you for dropping by

Fantasy In Fall

Hello Again,

Thank goodnes the headache has gone and I had a chance to make a card.  It's for Tuesday Trigger: Fantasy In Fall over at Moxie Fab World.  It was the great colours that caught my eye but I have had trouble matching them.

Supplies:  White and coloured card, Hero Arts leaf image and sentiment, Annabelles butterflies, Distress Ink, Cuttlebug embossing and Kaiser rhinestones

I have seen this technique, stamping and then embossing, used by other crafters and have liked it.  It gives such a different look to the stamped image.

I will also play along with -
Make it Monday 115 - Anything Goes
Penny's 102:  - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner: #36  - Anything Goes Any Artist
One Stop Craft:  - Anything Goes

I have just been on the phone with a friend who has a deadline with a new craft project.  She has ideas but is not sure.  So we were going through different sites to come up with ideas for her.  Talk about virtual crafting.  It would have been perfect if I hadn't forgotten to make a coffee before hand.

Speaking of coffee, I need one.

Thank you for dropping by


Good Morning, 

I made this card last night but was just too tired to stay up to post it.  So here it is
Supplies:  White and blue card, American Craft Thickers, Cuttlebug embossing, Kaiser rhinetsones

This was made for the following chalenges:
Moxie Fab World's - Alphabet Stickers Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays - a winter card featuring the colour blue
Make it Monday:  - Anything Goes
Fussy and fancy:  - Feeling Blue

I am fighting a headache so will make this brief

Thank you for dropping by

Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas Thank You


In an attempt to improve my one layer cards I am joining this weeks One Layer Wednesday: OLW114  - a Christmas Thank  You

Supplies:  White card,  Annabelles Stamp image, Hero Arts Sentiment, Lyra pencils and Kindy Glitz
And coincidently the challenge at CASology Cue Card is Thanks!
 Will also join the challenges -
Make it Monday Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetisch #133 (anything goes)
Tuesday Alchemy #40  - Anything Goes

Bye for now and thank you for dropping by

Thursday, 15 November 2012



Did anyone watch the total solar eclipse this morning?  I didn't get to Cairns to see it but I watched it on television.  It was quite thrilling.  This is the first total solar eclipse for Australia since the South Australian eclipse in 2002.

Tonight I have a card for this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge.
Supplies: Plum, gold and tan card, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Versmark ink pad, Annabelles embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder and ribbon

The colour inspiration is from CR84FN #67 Plum, Gold and Tan

Will alos join -
Divas by Design: - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Merry and Bright


This weeks challenge at Annabelle Stamps - is a sketch.   Thought I would use this challenge to make another Christmas card
Supplies:  White and fawn card,  Hero Arts digital image and sentiment,  Lyra pencils, ribbon and Kaiser rhinestone.

I used the colours, or as close as I could get, from this weeks Dynamic Duos  Challenge Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobler
I will also join CAS-ual Fridays: - So Torn,
Make it Monday:  - Anything Goes and My Grafico: - Anything Goes

Well that is all for tonight.

Take care and thank you for dropping by.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Canvas, Cork and Burlap


Just a quick post tonight with a card for a couple of challenges.  Firstly there is the Canvas, Cork and Burlap challenge at Moxie Fab World.
Supplies:  White and green card, Cork, Penny Black image and sentiment, Hooked on Craft Doily, Cord and brads.
Then the other challenges are -
Make it Monday: - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft: - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
52 card pickup.

At present the weather is just lovely.  It's so pleasant to go out of a morning to walk my dog and everything looks so fresh first thing in the morning.  That's all for tonight.

Take care and thank you for dropping by

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome


It's time for another challenge over at Less is More, One Layer with the theme of Houses.  Another one layer, that's two in one week - madness.  It was fun choosing the type of house - birdhouse, lighthouse, gingerbread house and the list goes on.

Supplies:  White card, Diane Carubia image (digital), computer generated sentiment-Font-Schoolbell, Lyra pencil and Kindy Glitz

Another lovely weekend over.  The weather has been lovely, encouraging me out into the garden.  Caught up with a friend for coffee and a chat.  As fate would have it the coffee shop was right next door to a craft store.  Couldn't pass up an opportunity like that?

I would like to stay and chat but must head off to do some ironing.

Take care and thank you for dropping by.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

CAS Christmas


Today I am playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge
Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts image (digital) and sentiment (rubber stamp), Lyra pencils, Flower Soft, Jillibean Soup twine.

Also playing along with -
Make it Monday 114 - Anything Goes
Southern girls 57: - Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes Christmas!

A couple of years ago we came out a drought.  We had all struggled to keep gardens together with little or no water.  Just before the drought started I planted a clematis and I managed to keep it alive, only just.  But this year the effort has paid off because there is a profusion of flowers covering the trellis.

 I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend.

Take care and thank you for dropping by

Thursday, 8 November 2012

One Layer Wednesday 113


I generally avoid one layer cards because I find them difficult.  But then I see the cards that Ardyth and Susan make and they are so lovely that I feel inspired.  But I think I still need a lot of practice.  The OLW challenge color - red, green and yellow/gold.
Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts image and sentiment, VersaColor Ink, Versmark Ink pad, Annabelles embossing powder, Kaiser rhinestones.

Will also join -
Make it Monday 114 - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Friday is sentiment: - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - November challenge - Anything goes
House of Gilli 45:  - Celebrations

Thank you for dropping by

Wednesday, 7 November 2012



Last night we didn't win the $100 million OZ lotto hence we were at work today.  But the upside is we are at the middle of the week so can look forward to the weekend and the weather is improving.

Today I made a card for Here come the boys challenge - Challenge 39 - Die cuts/Punches.  It gave me the chance to use a new stamp
Supplies:  Blue and White card, Flourishes image, Penny Black sentiment, Spellbinders dies, Lyra pencils, ribbon, brads

Will also join in the following challenge
Make it Monday 114 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle 144: - Anything Goes
Allsorts: - For Men Only
CAS-ual Fridays:  - Masculine

Thank you for dropping by

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Starry Starry Night


I was admiring the cards on  CAS (E) Sketch and decided to enter a card for this weeks challenge - Sketch # 4.
But what image to use?  Then I thought of stars and a song popped into my head (and it's still there) - Starry Starry Night.  As luck would have it there is a challenge at One layer Wednesday 112: song in my heart. 

So I will tonights card in two challenges I have never participated in before
Supplies:  White card, Hero Arts and Penny Black images, Penny Black sentiment, Distress Ink, Versamark Ink, Alison Ellis Embossing powder.  Kaiser Rhinestone (I hope they are acceptable?)

I wanted to have the look of the painting The Starry Night but after many attempts decided to keep it simple.

Will also join Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Before I finish a couple of photos of Berlin from my vacation.  It's always amazing to actually see places you have only read about or seen as news items before.

I haven't edited my photos yet but I just wanted to share some of my trip with you.
I won't bored you any more.  Take care and thank you for dropping by