Monday, 30 June 2014

Baby You Are One

It’s Party time at Our Beautiful World (Week 53)!  OBW is one today.  This week they have asked us to share a photo of when we were about the age of one.  The ladies are celebrating by having a birthday blog hop with prizes

I had to rummage at the back of cupboards and through boxes but I found a photo.  I was worried that I would only find the ones where I am naked on a rug. Fortunately I found a studio photograph. 

I was always amused at the way my hair was done.  When I asked my mother how she got it to sit that way she said “Spit”.  I think she was joking, at least I hope she was.

Happy Birthday OBW!!!



Today’s card is for CASology Challenge #101 cue word – Wood.

Card – Mondi
Image & Sentiment – Pink Petticoat
Pencils - Lyra
Misc – Wink of Stella

Challenges –
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes
Laurel Craft #6 – Anything With Wings (little blue bird)
Time4Scrap #42 – Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend #3 – Anything Goes
Suzy Bee’s BloominChallenge #35 – Anything Goes

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Have a Blooming Day

Tonight’s card is for Annabelle Stamps June Challenge #ac180 – a sketch.

Card – Mondi
Image – Annabelle Stamps
Sentiment – Annabelle Stamps
Background - Darkroom Door
Design Paper – Kaiser
Inkpads – Distress Ink
Sequins - Darice
Misc – Bow

Challenges –
Crafty Catz Challenge #237 – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #63 – Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #21 – Anything Goes

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Postman

The theme this week at Our Beautiful World is Mails. 

I had numerous ideas for this weeks cue but on Monday I popped out at lunch time to pick up some groceries and I saw a postman (mailman) delivering letters.  I decided this was an ideal subject for this week's cue.  So I chased him down the footpath and into an office block car park.  I think he thought I was a mad woman but he very kindly allowed me to take his photo.  You can see the letter boxes behind him.

When my son was a toddler we had a postman who rode a bike and blew a whistle when he delivered the post,  It was great excitement for my son and he would watch out the window waiting for him to come.

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Tonight's card is for the Less is More Challenge #177 – use Watercolour

Card – Mondi, Bazzill & Watercolour
Sentiment – LOTV
Inkpads – Distress Inkpads and Versamark
Embossing Powder – Hero Arts
Misc – Brads

Challenges –
Fan-Tastic TuesdayChallenge #41  – Anything Goes
Through the Craft RoomDoor (June 24-30) – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday #178 – Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge, Ch 13 – Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Just a quick post.  Today my husband received some photos from his brother. They were of a trip he took last week.  Here are a couple of photos I thought you might like.

 Kangaroos caught in the early morning sun

The trip was to Ivanhoe, NSW, and this is a photo of one the roads he was driving on.

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Monday, 23 June 2014

A Sassy Birthday

Tonight’s card is for Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge #211 – Let’s Get Sketchy.

 Card – Mondi, Bazzill & Sugar Card
Image – Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment – Stampin’ Up
Pencils – Lyra
Die – Spellbinders
DP - Sassafras
Punch – MS
Misc – Lace, Glossy Accents

Challenges –
Glitter n SparkleChallenge #90 – Include Something Yellow
Scribble and Scrap #21 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #64 – Happy Birthday

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Friday, 20 June 2014

By the Seashore

When I saw the prompt for this week, By the Seasore, on Our Beautiful World  #51, I thought easy.  My office is across the road from the beach so I could pop across one lunch time.  By this morning still no photo so I knew if I didn’t go across the road before work I would miss another week.  I was a tad late for work but I will be able to join in this week

 It may be winter but was a nice morning to be walking on the beach.

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Live Laugh Love

I don’t have a card tonight.  Instead I would like to show you my first attempt at a piece of canvas work. 

My mother has had failing health for some time and now needs constant care. Her room is very clinical so I made a canvas to bright it up a little.

I must admit I kept putting it off because I haven’t done anything like this before.  But time is running out and if I was ever going to make it now was the time.  It isn’t perfect but I am happy that I have been able make it for my mother.   

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

One Layer Balloons

This card is for the Less is More Challenge – One Layer Off the Edge

Card – Mondi
Image & Sentiment – Hero Arts
Pencils – Lyra
Wink of Stella

Challenges –
Cards and More Challenge #108 – One Layer
Crafty Sentiments Designs – CAS or Full On
Tuesday Throwdown #200 - Celebrations
Love to Create #120 – Anything Goes

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Happy Anniversary

Tonight’s card is for the CASology Challenge #99, code word Anniversary.

Card – Mondi
Sentiment – Grace Taylor
Ink Pad – Versa Mark
Embossing Powder – Annabelle Stamps

Challenges –
Addicted to Stamps #99 – CAS
Inspirational Challenge #58 – Clean & Simple
Moving Along With TheTimes – Keep It Clean & Simple
Loves RubberstampsChallenge #107 – Clean & Simple

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Horse Power

Addicted to CAS has a challenge #40 using the code word Transport.

Card – Kraft
Image – Stampin’ Up
Sentiment – Avery Elle
Background – Darkroom Door
Ink Pad – Stampin’ Up
Misc – Button & Twine

Challenges –
Addicted to Stamps #99 – CAS
Crafty Sentiment Designs  – Father’s Day/For a Male
Ladybug Crafts – For Him …
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge – Father’s Day/Masculine (The SU image )
Papertake Weekly Challenge – For the Boys
Sweet Stamps #173 – Best Dad

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014


The current challenge on (Pin)spirational #110 is a marvellous photo.
Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Image– Inkadinkado
Sentiment – Mama Elephant
Embossing - Sizzix
Pencils – Inktense
Ink Pad – Distress Ink
Misc - Brads

Challenges –
Craft Your Passion #217 – Father’s Day/For the Boys
Simon Says WednesdayChallenge – Father’s Day/Masculine
QKR Stampede Challenge #91 – Father’s Day
Crazy 4 Challenge #239 – Man Made
Milk Coffee Challenge – For Dad/Special Male
Moving Along With TheTimes – Father’s Day

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Sunday, 8 June 2014


The cue word this week for the CASology challenge #98 is  Shine.  I am combining this challenge with this week’s Less is More #175 it is the  colours in your bedroom.  My bedroom is all white except for one wall which is lemon.  
 (The yellow used on the card is MUCH brighter than in my bedroom.)
Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Digital Image & Sentiment– Hero Arts
Rhinestones – Kaiser
MIsc - Wink of Stella

Challenges –
Inkspirational #58 – Clean & Simple
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft, June – Anything Goes

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

California Poppies

Good morning,

The sun is out and the sky is blue but it’s cold.  Whereas the image I have used on my card is bright and cheery and promises lovely warm summer days.

Card – Mondi & Bazzill
Digital Image– Waxed Fruit
Sentiment - Elzybells
Pencils – Inktense
Rhinestones – Kaiser
Misc - Ribbon
Challenges –
Inkspirational #57 – Bloom
Time Out Challenge #7 – Summer with a twist of Flowers
Hobby Book – Flowers
Card Mania #48 – Flowers
Cupcake Inspiration #263 – Flowers
Cards and More #107 – Lots of Flowers

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014


The May challenge at AnnabelleStamps Blog is a sketch.

 Card – Mondi
Image – Annabelle Stamps
Sentiment– Hero Arts
Dies - Spellbinder
Punch - MS
Pencils Inktense
DP – Graphic 45

Challenges –
Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes
Love to Create - Birthday
Sunshine Mail – Anything Goes
Seemacrafts June Challenge  – Make it Cute

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Sunday, 1 June 2014

More Than One Stamp

This week’s challenge at Less is More is to use more than one stamp.

Card – Mondi & Kraft
Image – Lawn Fawn
Sentiment– Hero Arts
Pencils – Inktense
Misc – Wink of Stella

Challenges –
CAS(E) this Sketch – Sketch

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Sweet Bee

The new challenge over at CASology is the cue word - BEE.

Card – Mondi
Digital Image – 2 Cute Ink
Sentiment – Computer generated
Pencils – Lyra
Die – Simon Says Stamps
Misc – KindyGlitz &Glossy Accent

Corrosive Challenge #200 - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft #250 – No Design Paper
Crafty Catz #233 – Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stamper Challenge – Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge #59 – Anything Goes

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