Friday, January 20, 2017

Monochromatic Birthday

I've made this card with my cousin who is having a birthday next week. As it is a male card, I have gone with monochromatic colours and used one of my new dies and a bit of bling to make it pop a bit.
I am adding my card to the following challenges:


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Birthday Bubbles

A wet Saturday here in North Queensland, Australia but that's a good thing as we desperately need the rain and it makes it a perfect day to play in my craft room. I have a male 50th coming up next week and I really didn't know what to do for the card but after seeing the latest sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches, I thought this would work nicely. I had some premade master board laying around which I thought would look good framed in black so that's what I went with. I stamped the bubbles, highlighted a few with white gel pen and mounted the sentiment over the top. I'm adding my card to the following challenges....

QKR Stampede - CAS
A Vintage Journey - Circles
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes


Saturday, January 07, 2017

Floral Birthday Wishes

Another card and it's for another special birthday...this one is for my Cousin's daughter who turns 30 in a couple of days. Again, I have used a masterboard that I had laying around that I mounted on coloured card. For this card, I also got to use another new die,(the flowers) and a new stamp from a stamp set that I got for Christmas....loving using my new things! 😊
I am adding my card to....
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Star In My Pocket - See Your New Stuff
Craftaholics R Us - New Beginnings
4 Crafty Chicks - Use your Scraps


Happy Birthday...21 today!

Hello Stampers! Well it's been a while since I have posted on my blog but as we know it's been the 'silly season' where life just gets so hectic. In saying that, for me it was hectic leading up to Christmas but then it all came to a halt! We had a quiet Christmas with family and a very quiet New Year. DH had to work and DD - 19 & DS -20 went out with their friends to bring the new year in, so I ended up home alone...I could have gone to the neighbours but I just couldn't get motivated so actually happily stayed home and did a movie marathon, something that is a first for me. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and had fun bringing in the New Year and are all ready for a crafty 2017.
I made this card for DD's boyfriend who has just turned 21 and I got to use a new die, one of my Christmas presents to make it. I had the masterboard laying around and thought it looked good with die cut out in black. So I framed it in black, stamped the 21 and wrote today! on it by hand (something I really don't like doing) and mounted it on another die to finish it off. He liked it and made a point of telling me he really liked the card so I am very pleased.
I'm posting my card to....
Star In My Pocket who want you to 'Show off your new stuff'
Seize the Birthday  who have an 'Anything Goes Birthday'
4 Crafty Chicks who want you to 'Use Your Scraps'
Watercooler Wednesday who have an 'Anything Goes Celebration'




Saturday, November 19, 2016

White Christmas

I'm on a roll today...another Christmas card for my collection and for this card I used Bonnie's card from CAS Watercolour Card Challenge for inspiration which I think is just stunning! The DT from CAS Watercolour Card Challenge's latest challenge is to use Text other than your Sentiment and I'm also adding my card to Power & Spark who want Pink and Crafty Cardmakers who asked for Embossing. Well my day of stamping is sadly coming to an end...I hope your weekend is off to a good start with lots of stamping. Thanks for popping in...


                        Crafty Cardmakers: #177 Embossing Heat or Dry 

Merry Everything

Another Christmas card for my stamping Saturday...for this card I have once again used a watercolour background and then stamped my Christmas lights. All of the Christmas stamps I used, I have used for the first time...always a good feeling. I then traced my Christmas light lead with glitter to jazz it up a bit. I'm adding my card to the latest Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge who want Watercolour and Christmas Card Challenge who asked for Glitter. Thanks for popping in...


Christmas Wishes

Well it's been a while since I have posted a card and of course Christmas is on everyone's mind as it is mine, so today's card is just that. I have used a watercolour background with a die cut Christmas tree and a gold punched star. I then stamped Christmas Wishes by using two different sets and added another little star to the sentiment. I'm entering my card to the Happy Little Stampers November challenge who want 'Watercolour' and to ABC Christmas Challenge who asked for 'Wish'. Thanks for stopping in...


ABC Christmas Challenge: W for Wishes

Saturday, October 29, 2016

From our Family

After the hectic week I have had, it was nice to sneak out to my craft room and have a bit of a play. Obviously Christmas cards are high on everyone list as well as mine and as I was going through my emails, I spotted a card that Therese Calvird made for the Altenew blog and I just loved the simplicity of it so much I had to case it. For my card I actually used 2 different trees and three different colours and took the plunge and used black as one of those colours, I also added a bit of bling to give it a bit of sparkle as it was a bit dark but overall I am really happy with the end result, thanks for the inspiration Therese. I'm adding my card to these blogs...Stamps & Stencils want an Element of Nature and Art Impressions are Prepping for Christmas. Thanks for stopping in, until next time, happy stamping.


Stamps & Stencils: Elements of Nature Challenge

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Twinkle Twinkle

It's been a while since I have had a play in my craft room so it was nice to sit down and create something. To top it off my good friend Robyn came over to have a day of stamping as well. For this card, I have taken up the challenge from Polkadoodles who have an Anything Goes Christmas, Muse Christmas Visions where we have used Cornelia's card for inspiration and over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge they want a song used as a theme, which I have used Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I not only got to use a new Christmas stamp set but I also used a background that I have had sitting on my desk for a good day all round. Thanks for stopping in...


Week 38 - Anything Goes -Polkadoodles Crafting

Friday, September 02, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Another quick card as I realised I hadn't made a Father's Day card which is this Sunday and as we are going away for the weekend, it was now or never! I tell you, I am more organised when I am working then when I have time off...I am into the last few days of my two weeks off and I am scrambling to make cards!! Anyway, this is one of the backgrounds I made last week with my Brusho's to have on standby for such occasions and I also got to use a couple of stamps that I haven't used before too, so I'm happy. I love these chunky sentiments! I am adding my card to the latest Sketch over at STAMPlorations and over at Cardz 4 Guyz.  they want 'Something starting with F' which is my Father's Day card and Lemon Shortbread have an Anything Goes challenge. I'm off for a weekend of music...hope you have a good one too. Thanks for stopping by...

Cardz 4 Guyz: Challenge # 135 Something Beginning with F

Thursday, September 01, 2016


I haven't been well the last couple of days but today I received a lovely message telling me that our Goddaughter had had her first baby...a lovely little girl named Aylah. So I have dragged myself out to my craft room (this is not normally a chore) to whip up a card for her as we are away for the weekend and then I am away all next week starting my new it's now or never! Anyway, I have several images that you can use on Baby cards but I keep coming back to this one as I think he/she is really cute. I have used the latest sketch from the DT at Try Stampin' On Tuesday for my inspiration and was really happy with the design as I got to use my pennant die that I am pretty sure unused up until today. I'm also adding my card to Through The Craft Room Door who have 'Anything Goes'.  As always...thanks for popping in...

TTCRD Challenge Aug. 30 - Sept. 5th, 2016 - Anything Goes

Monday, August 29, 2016

Floral Birthday

I can't believe I am into my second week off of my two week break already! Where do the days go?? 
At least I have been able to have a bit of crafting time and today I have decided to play with my Brusho's to create some backgrounds. I have used one of them for this card and used my favourite floral die...I just love how dainty it is without getting lost. I am entering my card into the latest Muse challenge where we have been asked to use Marilyn's gorgeous card (posted below) for inspiration and I've used the latest colour challenge from The Paper Girls. Thanks for stopping by.....  


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