Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Just because...

The card tonight is for the challenge on CAS(E) this Sketch #214.

The image is from the Penny Black set Thinking of you.  I have used Lyra pencils to colour it and Kindy Glitz was used on the centre of the flowers.  The image was then cut out using Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment is a Technique Tuesday stamp.  

Sunday, 26 March 2017


A second post for the day and it is for the CASology Challenge #241 - the cue word is Melt.

I have used a Mo's Digital Pencil digital image which I coloured with Copics. Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders were used to shape the bottom of the top panel. The layering paper is Graphic 45 and the sentiment is Kaiser Kraft.  Kindy Glitz was used for the snow. 

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Today I have a card for the CASE challenge at Time Out #79

I have coloured a digital stamp from Pink Petticoat with Lyra pencils.  Lawn Fawn stitched Stackable dies were used to cut out the panels and the hearts are from Annabelle Stamps. The sentiment is also from Pink Petticoat.

CASEing a card by Jenny from Crafting in the Country.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Washi Tape

Tonight I have a card for the Less is More Challenge #320 - Washi Tape.

For this card I have used Technique Tuesdays Bright Ideas stamp set for both the image and sentiment. The lamp shade was stamped twice, cut out and set up on foam tape for some dimension.  I can't remember the brand of the washi tape as I have had it a long time.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Tonights card is for two challenges.  The first challenge is on CAS-ual Fridays CFC 169, Off the Edge and the other is The Flower Challenge #6, Anything Goes.

I stamped the Papertrey Ink Poinsettia twice, coloured them with copics and then fussy cut them.  The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die, Merry Christmas.  Which was then embosed in Hero Arts gold embossing powder.  Kaiser Craft rhinestones were used for the centre of the poinsettia and to give the flower a little more glamour I used Wink of Stella on the petals.

Goodness this is my third Christmas card for the year.  This is quite odd because I usually don't make my Christmas cards until the very last minute.  I am not complaining because if I can maintain the momentum I should have my Christmas cards done well before Christmas this year.  But then again I am not holding my breath.

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Tonight I have a second card for the challenge on CASology #240, cue word Foliage.

I rarely, if ever, post twice.  But after the last post I remebered this die - Technique Tuesday, Garden Leaves.  I was keen to try it out as I haven't used it before.

The leaves were cut from a panel of bazill card.  I used Distress inks for the shading behind the leaves.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, Thanks a Bunch.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Holly Leaves

Tonight I have a card for the challenge on Less is More #319 - One Layer with the theme of Leaves and the challenge on CASology #240, cue word Foliage.

I have used Waltzing Mouse Festive Foliage for the holly leaves and Compliments of the Season for the sentiment.  The leaves were stamped with Distress Ink and the sentiment was embosssed with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder.  Hero Arts ink was used for the for the splatters and Nuvo Crystal Drops were used for the berries.  The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh.

Have a lovely weekend.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Today I have a post for Challenge #212 at CAS(E) this Sketch 

I have used Pink Petticoat DP again.  This one is from Bold Chevrons.  The sentiment is Hero Arts, It's Your Day.  The die cut is a My Favorite Things, Celebratory Greetings.  It was finished with KaiserCraft pearls


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Sunday, 12 March 2017


Tonight I have a card for the challenge on CASology #239: LANDMARK

I matched the card to the Pink PettiCoat DP and then stamped the image and sentiment from Technique Tuesday's  "Mon Ami Paris" set.  It was finished with KaiserCraft rhinestones.

Thursday, 9 March 2017


Tonight I have a card for the challenge on CAS(E) this Sketch #211 and the challenge on Less is More #318 - Mainly Teal

I used Technique Tuesday image, Queen Anne's Lace, Hero Arts Dictionary Greetings for the background and Mama Elephant Hello die for the sentiment.  I cut three sentiments and stacked themthen gave the tope one a coat of Glossy Accents.  The ink pads used were Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Broken China.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

GingerBread Man

Challenge #238 at CASology this week has the cue word Crunch.  The big question was what did have have in my stash that could represent this?  I finally came up with a gingerbread man.  So here is my first Christmas card for the year.

I have used a digital image and sentiment from Pink Petticoat, which I coloured with Lyra pencils.  The embellishments are Pretty Pink Posh silver sequins and Kaiser Kraft rhinestones. This was then attached to some green card and the whole was mounted onto the base with foam tape.

White Night Ballaarat

I and some friends motored from Geelong to Ballarat to be part of White Night. This is the first time the White Night event has come out of Melbourne to a regional city. Judging by the crowds there, wall to wall people in several streets, the event was a resounding success.

The highlight for me was the Electric Canvas. This used Ballarat’s beautiful heritage buildings to project colourful images.

There was live entertainment both on stage and on the streets. At one point the cast from Cats, which was playing at Her Majesty’s theatre in Lydiard Street, came out in character and interacted with the crowd, to the delight of the children.

Interactive art pieces could be found in some of the little lane ways. The White Knight Messenger an awesome 5.5-metre high interactive archangel roamed the streets.

In Camp Street there was the Ballarat Lounge Cinema. This open air cinema had large lounges and seats provided to watch short films.

And if after taking in all the wonderful activities you were need of a coffee or food, there were a number of food trucks and a lot of the local cafes open until the wee hours.

I hope Ballarat does it again next year. It was easy to get to and the crowd although larger than I had expected was still easy to get around. Well done Ballaarat.

Saturday, 4 March 2017


Today I have a post for Less is More challenge #317 Sketch 19

I have used the Simon Says Stamp set of Sailing stamps.  The lifesaver was stamped once on the mounting card and again on a scrap of card.  The second image was coloured using Copic and then cut out and popped up on foam tape over the first image.  The inks used were - Hero Arts Navy, Distress Unk Firebrick and Memento Tuxedo Black.  The Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes dies were used cut out some stars.  These were embossed with Hero Arts gold embossing powder.  Finaly the card was assembled.  

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Thursday, 2 March 2017


Tonight I have a card for CAS(E) this Sketch #210

I stamped the IndigoBlu Dandelion stamp with VersaMark and then embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder.  Then I masked a small borderand sponged the panel with Distress Ink, Broken China.  A Technique Tuesday sentiment was added in the same blue and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins were added.  The panel was then added to the base card with foam mounting tape.