Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Birthday Anita!

Anita in France kept her birthday very quiet but friends did not want it to go uncelebrated. So Bev and Darnell have organised a surprise birthday hop.
Card - Mondi
Digital Image – Angel’s Landing
Sentiment – Hero Arts
Pencils – Lyra
Lawn Fawn – Washi Tape
Button – 9 to 5
Birthday sparkle - Glimmer Mist

Anita I hope you had a great birthday.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Liebster Blog Award

Hi Everyone, I am honoured to have been nominated by Pam Knowles of Pumpys Blog, for the Liebster Blog Award.  Pop over and have a look at her blog.  She does wonderful zentangles.  Thank you so much Pam.


Here are the rules of nomination:-

1.  Be sure to thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog
2.  Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
3.  Nominate 11 of your favourite blogs with under 500 followers and ask your own 11 questions.
4.  Make sure to let each blogger know about your Liebster Blog nomination on their blog (leave a comment and link back to your Liebster blog post).

Here are the questions Pam asked me and my answers
1.  Do you garden?
I am not a good gardener but I love to garden. 
2.  Where were you born?
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
3.  Your dreams for the future?
To retire and have more time to do the things I love to do - crafting, gardening, reading, sewing, cooking, films, travel and time with family and friends.  Work just gets in the way.
4.  What would I rather do cook or craft?
I like to do both equally.  It’s a matter of what time permits.
5.  What is your favourite dish?
Char-grilled salmon with parsley relish, asparagus & pumpkin.
6.  Are you an early to rise or late to bed?
Late to bed.
7.  What do you prefer summer or winter?
Love summer, hate winter.
8.  Where was your last holiday?
9.  Movies or TV?
10.  Coke or wine?
11.  Favourite TV chef?
Last year I enjoyed Rachel Khoo’s, The Little Paris Kitchen.

Here are 11 of my favourite blogs that I have chosen to nominated for the Liebster Award!

Here are my 11 questions for the chosen bloggers:-
1.  Why did you start blogging?
2.  How many cards do you create in a week?
3.  What style of card do you make?
4.  Where do you craft?
5.  When do you craft?
6.  Do you have other hobbies?
7.  Do you work outside the home, if so as what?
8.  Where were you born?
9.  Where was your last holiday
10. Are you an early riser or late to bed?
11. Which do you prefer Summer or Winter?
Enjoy and keep on crafting


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Times Three

The challenge this week at Less is More is to use Three of Something on the cards and to visit and comment on three other participants.  (Week 164 Recipe).  I have used three ties, three colours and three brads.
 Card – Mondi and Bazzill
Image and Sentiment – Mama Elephant
Inkpad – Distress Ink and VersaColor
Brads – Unknown (very, very old)

Other challenges –
Color Throwdown – #284

Crafts and Me – Anything Goes (#146)
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes (#86)
Craftitude – Anything Goes or Add a Brad/Eyelet (#61)

Thank you for visiting


Saturday, 22 March 2014


For this week the challenge is Masking or Stencilling at Less is More

Card – Mondi
Vellum - Bazzill
Image – Penny Black
Background – DarkRoom Door
Sentiment – Annabell’s Stamps
Pencils – Inktense
Embossing Powder – Hero Arts
Inkpad – Distress Ink
Stapler – Tim Holtz
Rhinestones - Kaiser

Other challenges –
Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes
JustKeep Creating– Anything Goes
Crafty Girls – Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend


Friday, 14 March 2014

Spring Flowers

One Layer – Spring Flowers is the theme for the challenge at Less is More this week.
Card – Mondi
Image – Penny Black
Sentiment – Hero Arts
Markers – Tombow

 Other challenges –
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps andMore – Anything Goes
Stamping Celebration – Inspiration

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend


Thursday, 13 March 2014

Pansy Fairy

The challenge at CAS – Colours &Sketches for this week is  -

 Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Digital Image – A Day for Daisies
Sentiment – Technique Tuesday
Pencils – Inktense
Ink pad – VersaColor
Rhinestones - Kaiser

Other challenges –
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Loves to Create – Anything Goes
Just for Fun – Anything Goes
Word Play Saturday – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting


Monday, 10 March 2014

Perfectly Peach

Tonight’s inspiration is the challenge at Curtain Call, Perfectly Peach.

Card - Mondi
Image – Lily of the Valley
Sentiment – Annabella’s Stamps
Dies - Spellbinders
Pencils – Lyra
Ribbon – My Craft Spot
Flowers – Unknown (I buy them at fairs)
Sparkle – KindyGlitz
Pearls - Kaiser

Other challenges –
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle – Anything Goes
The Craft Place – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s - March Patterned Paper
Crafts Galore – Use a stamp

Thank you for visiting.


Saturday, 8 March 2014


The CASology cue word this week is Carnival

Card – Mondi
Digital Image – I Brake for Stamps
Digital Background - Free Vintage Digital Stamps
Sentiment – SU
Pencils – Inktense
Embossing Powder – Annabelles Stamps
Embossing Pad – VersaMark
Glitter – Wink of Stella

Other challenges –
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Just keep on Creating  – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Make it Sparkle
Jo’s Scrap Shack – Anything Goes
Sister Act – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of the weekend weekend


Friday, 7 March 2014

Best Dad

The sketch challenge for this week at Clean& Simple is
I rotated the sketch
Card – Mondi
Digital Image – Inklined
Sentiment – Mama Elephant
Pencils – Inktense
Twine – Annabelles

Other challenges –
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Crafting by Design – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters – One for the boys
Ladybug Crafts – One for the boys
Nutcrafters – Boy, boys, boys …

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Shades of Gray

The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week is Shades of Gray. 

Card – Bazzill & Mondi
Image – Tiffany Doodles
Sentiment – Hero Arts
Ink pad – Distress Ink
Rhinestones - Kaiser
Gell Pen – Uni-ball

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

Other challenges –
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Just Keep onCreating – Anything Goes
Doodle Garden – Anything Goes
Papertake – Anything Goes
Through theCraftroom Door – Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Yellow and Green

The challenge on Less is More this week is a colour challenge –Yellow and Green.

Card – Bazzill
Sentiment – Unknown  Annabelle Stamps
Image (music) – Stampington & Co
Ink Pad – Distress Ink
Dies – Spellbinders
Rhinestones – Kaiser

Other challenges -
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Craftitude – Anything Goes or Hit the Right Note (Music Themed)
Crafty Cats – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge  - Anything Goes

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting