Monday, 30 April 2018


My card tonight is for CAS Colours and Sketches, Sketch Challenge #269

Die - Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment - Uniko
Ink - VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Hero Arts

I will also join The Merry Christmas Challenge - Always Anything Goes + Christmas

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

A Dorothy Shoe

Years ago my sister and I used to sell our cards at markets and our best sellers were our shoe cards.  But it became a chore because we just had to churn them out with no time for anything else.  

Tonight for our third challenge we are revisiting this card.

My first thought was to make a Dorothy shoe (Wizard of Oz) but that came together quite quickly this afternoon so I made two more.  Today I enjoyed the process, no pressure. 

Here is the link to my sister's blog Card's & Co

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Bring Something Back

This fortnight at Less is More the challenge is a theme and it is to Bring Something Back.  Going through my stash trying to decide what to bring back was like trip down memory lane.
I have decided to go with one of the first set of stamps I bought - Lovely as a Tree from Stampin' Up.
Image and Sentiment – Stampin’ Up
 Ink Pad – Hero Arts
Card - Bazzill

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Monday, 23 April 2018

Pink Flowers

Last weekend my husband was showing me some photos he has been cataloguing for a history group.  This one caught my eye and I thought you might like to see it.
This is Mr Charles Jackson and family at Beech Forest, circa 1910.  Beech Forest is 140 miles from Melbourne, at the southern tip of the mainland.  It is on the main ridge of the Otway Ranges.

Tonights card is for CAS Colours andSketches, Colour Challenge #268

Image - Mama Elephant 
Sentiment - AlteNew
Ink Pad - VersaColor
Embossing Powder - Stampendous
Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft

Will also join CASology Week 296, Parent

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Blue Flowers

Well we are back at work and the Easter break is now only a distant memory.  The weather was perfect for holidays, unseasonably warm and sunny.

Over the break I took the opportunity to visit the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) Triennial Exhibition.  The promo reads “Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives …… explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture”.   It was wonderful!

Here a just a few of the exhibits.
This is an installation (a furnished domestic space) by Yayoi Kusama.  Visitors were given a red poppy sticker and invited to stick it an where in the “house”.  I visited at the end of this exhibition and by then every space was covered in poppies.  You could no longer distinguish objects.

This is a hand-tufted rug by Alexandra Kehayoglou.  The rugs draw into focus landscapes under threat of irreversible change. The rugs merge traditional rug-making techniques with detailed site analysis, drone footage and photography.  You could take your shoes off and walk on the rug.

There is also the haute couture collection of Guo Pei gowns.  Rihanna wore one of the Chinese designers creations to the Met Gala in 2015.  They are incredible, over the top and eccentric but not to be missed.

And now for my card which is for Less is More Challenge - Case Card

Image, Sentiment and Die - CASual Friday
Ink Pad - Distress Ink
Embossing Powder - Hero Arts

Embellishment - Kaiser Craft

I would also like to join the following challenges:-

AAACards - Favourite  technique.
I am not sure I do have a favorite technique but dies cuts give a nice dimension to cards.

Mod Squad - Simply Clean

Well that is all for this evening. 

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Floral Heart

I have a card for CAS Colours and Sketches, Colour Challenge #266.

Image and Sentiment:  Neat & Tangled
Dies:  Neat & Tangled & Lawn Fawn
Colouring:  Copics
Card:  UPM

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Monday, 2 April 2018

Thank You

It has been a lovely Easter.  The weather has been sunny and that always helps. 

I was able to catch up with a friend on Saturday and had a good long chat.  I like spending time with this friend she challenges me.  Sometimes you can become comfortable in your thinking so it is good to be given a different slant on things.

Yesterday my son came home for a visit.  It was lovely to have a family dinner.  They brought me a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

Sentiment:  Jane Doodles
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp, Spellbinder, Lawn Fawn
Embellishment: Kaiser Kraft

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Mixed Media

My sister and I are onto our second challenge and this time it is mixed media.  After this, my first attempt, I think I should stick to my day job.  For me it was a steep learning curve and I still have a LOT to learn.  I would like to attempt this type of project again and try to improve.  As you can tell I am not at all happy with the finished work.  But the deadline is looming so must post ready or not.

My sister is very good at this type of project.  To see her work here is the link to her blog Cards & Co.

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