Sunday, 26 February 2017

Poppy Smile

Tonight I am joining the CASology Challenge #237.  The cue word this week is Score.

The Poppy is cut from Memory Box, Prim Poppy.  I cut it three times and adhered them in a layer.  The poppy image was coloured with Copics.  I cut a piece of card and sponged it using Distress ink pads, then I stamped the image Sheet Music from Stampington & Co.  Then I scored a border.  The sentiment is a Technique Tuesday stamp, which was embossed in white embossing powder on black card.  Finally it was assembled

Friday, 24 February 2017

Alphabet Birthday

Today I have a post for Less is More challenge #314 - ALPHABET

I used a very old unlabelled alphabet stamp set and randomly stamped individual pieces of the set in varying Simon Says Stamp colours.  I would never  have attempted this prior to purchasing a Misti.  I used a Winnie & Walter die cut for the happy and heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Lots of Hugs

Tonight I have a card for CAS(E) this Sketch #209
I have used a LOTV stamp, James Peeping, and a Hero Arts sentiment.  Both are stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.  James was coloured with Lyra pencils.  The hearts were made using a Simon Says die and had Glossy Accents added to them.  The card is Bazzill.

This weeks fun sketch is from Chrissy.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Opposites Attract

Challenge #315 at Less is More this week is a one layer and the recipe is Opposites Attract.
I stamped the Ladybug Crafts Ink image, Magnum and Lily, and the Penny Black sentiment with Memonto, Tuxedo Black.  I used Lyra pencils for the colouring.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


I am very excited to be the guest designer at CASology this week.

I have used a Marianne Design cat die which is mounted on foam dots against a die cut square of black card with white splattered "stars".  The moon is white card highlighted with Wink of Stella.  I added Glossy Accents to the little hearts.  The sentiment is also Marianne Design.

This is such and honour and I would like to thank Melissa and the DT for the invitation

Friday, 3 February 2017

Explanation for Absence

I wouldn’t have thought that something as simple as changing an internet service provider would cause such a long hiatus from blogging.  Well that was just the start of a number of events.  

Our existing service provider was no longer giving us a very good deal so I changed to a new one.  Except the old provider proved difficult and left us with no internet or telephone for two months and would not allow the new provider to connect. Eventually it was all sorted and we were back on line.

By that time we had commenced our home renovations for our kitchen, bathroom, laundry and a new hardwood floor in the living area.  Everything was packed-up so we were living in a couple of rooms and a mess.   We were told it would take three and a half days, it took a month.  Then it was Christmas.  Christmas in Australia is the main holiday period.  So the renovators went on holidays for three weeks and we continued to live in a mess.  When they came back it was to tell us they would start on Friday, they didn’t arrive so we decided to call it quits and dismissed the builder.  All this time there was no space to set up the computer or make cards.

It was at this time that our son and a mate started talking of starting a business.  As their plans for the business progressed they introduced us to a new builder.  So we were off again.  All the building was eventually finished and then there was a small wait for the painting to be done. The renovations were all finished back in September but because I work full time the unpacking and spreading out again was very slow. But we are pretty much back to normal again.

Summer is the best time to paint the exterior of a house. So in the middle of all these goings on wedecided to have the outside of the house painted. We were given an estimated time of completion and surprise it was finished within the timeframe. We used heritage colours, quite different from before but I am very pleased with the way it came up

We have a big old leaf table that needed some work.  So it seemed an ideal time to have it restored, when all the other furniture was packed away.   But having no table and no space to work on made it almost impossible to craft.  But I did manage to make a few cards for personal use. The table eventually came back in absolutely wonderful condition – rich, smooth surface with pleasing colour tones.  Almost too good to use.

This has been a lot of words.  So to lighten this post I am including some flowers from my garden.