Sunday, October 11, 2009


We are all back safe and sound, however things on our return were a little stressful. It has taken me a few days to settle in and put my trust in God. I will continue to lift my friends and family in prayer to the Lord who has the power to heal. I had made this card just before going on holidays. I think it is such a cut stamp set. Great for kids and babies. I hope you enjoy it. This stamp set is also the Elite Stampers challenge set for the month. If you would like to see more cards utilizing this set pop over here

Take care and have a good week

Monday, September 28, 2009

Warm Wishes on Whisper White

Hi there!! Hope you have had a good week. It was lovely warm yesterday and cooler again today, great for stamping.

Sally dropped over this morning and we had lots of fun catching up and stamping. It was lovely to spend time creating with her. I will show you our creations later as Sally asked me to post a card that I managed to do yesterday. So here it is, I hope you all like it.

Stamps : Fun and Fast Notes, Cheer and Wishes, Frames and Flourishes

Card stock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery

Ink: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Basic Gray, Stazon Black

Accessories: Eyelet punch, Celery ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fresh cuts on Elite Challenge

I have not had time recently to stamp very much at all. Yesterday I got had some time to play. Here is a sneak peek....

This is the Elite's challenge I followed. Thanks Carol for a great sketch..

And here is my card. I have seen so many things lately that are bold using colours like this. Dare I say "Groovy" What do you think? It is definately a happy card.

Stamps : Fresh Cuts, Baroque Motifs (still loving it), Friends 24/7

Card stock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Only Orange, Whisper White and Basic Black

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Only Orange, Glorious Green, Stazon Black

Accessories: Black Brad, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope you were inspired. Take care

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #21

Wow what a month. It has flown by. Today is about catching my breath and creating. Father's day is next week so must get organised. I love the Magnolia stamps and I must admit that Tilda is my favourite. So I pulled her out and had a play. The Challenge at Magnolia Down Under was a little different to usual. You had to create a card using, 1 flower, 2 ribbons, 3 brads and 4 papers at a minimum. I have never created in a challenge like this before. I hope you enjoy it.

Have a great day until we meet again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Off the Page !! Baroque Motifs!!

Well this is really off the page. I must admit that my lovely husband has done the hours of hard work. I just get to stamp on it. This is one of my birthday presents, and I must say it is looking lovely.

Yes it is a guitar !! A little out of the ordinary... (not finished yet however)

Everything got stamped.. Even the back.. (In true stamper style) Sorry no photo's of the back just yet. This is a bass guitar made out of Sheok one of my favourite timbers. (A beautiful Western Australian Timber) Black stazon works wonders on wood. She is still to get her final coats of varnish, pick ups and metal work inserted, strings, then she is good to go. Who would have thought....

I have named her SHE. Hoping this will deter male bass players from playing her. She is all mine. Hehehe. Cannot wait till she is all in one piece.

Thanks Mike, love you

PS. I promise I will stamp on card stock soon. Take care and have a great week..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

African Lily

What a busy week. Anna came home with a note saying that she had to be an African for assembly on wednesday. So I got the sewing machine out. Well here is my take on an African lady. Something tells me that no one will mistake my little cherib as an African. I promise some cards soon. But I have a guitar to add creative touches too...

Here is my lovely...

Looking forward to assembly.

Take care

Monday, August 10, 2009

So Have you read it?

Yes it is true Stampin Up have a new Mini catty out here in Australia. I really love it. It is so versatile. (and cute) If you want a copy send me an email. I promise to stamp soon and show you some of my work. I am hanging out for a play..

Here is a quick play from the week end. Hope you like it. I saw something like this card somewhere but cannot remember were. So thank you who ever you are for the inspiration. May it continue to inspire.

Take care

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sarah Kay with Amy's sketch challenge!!

It is nice to have some time to create. I love sketch challenges. Can you tell? All the heard work is done for you. Sometimes I change them too much and look nothing like the original challenge. Whoops !! Oh well you've got to live a little. This challenge is from Amy Rasavy her blog can be found here. This is her sketch,

This is my version. I got to have a play with some New things. The sprtizer from SU. I have never used it before and think it is quiet a sutle effect. Also the new Scallop oval punch is lovely... It is in the Catty out in August. Love the new catty. I also got to have a go of Stampin Up's new flower Brads. Thanks Sally for my sample. Sally is my downline and has a wonderful blog too, it can be found here.
Enough chatting, here is my version, I love this Sarah Kay stamp.

Stamps : Sarah Kay stamp, Linen, Occasional Greeting

Card stock:Ivory Naturals, Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Pretty Pink

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Creamy Caramel, Pretty Pink, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Close Cocoa

Accessories: Pretty in Pink flower brad, Pretty Pink brad, Oval punches, Oval scallop punch, Caramel gingham ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Spritzer, Aqua painter.

Take care

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Makeesha's Inspiration makes another lovely card. Thanks!!

Jobs done. Little time left to create yesterday. I love going to Makeesha's blog it is sooo inspiration and nice. I find great colour challenges and sketches. Well here is the one I found waiting for me.

Here is my take on her lovely colour inspiration. I even coloured my own ribbon for it. What do you think?

I must admit that I just love this tree. I managed to get some crystal effects on the tree too. Sorry don't have time to do the recipe list. It's all from SU.. Love Stampin Up!!

Take care and have great week end, (what's left of it)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Echos of Kindness

Hi there.  It is rather chilly today.  I have the day off due to the kids having a pupil free day off from school.  I thought I would share one of my recent creations.  It utilizes the faux silk technique.  I love this technique as it is so soft and feminine.  Have a look, 

Stamps :Echos of Kindness, En Francias

Card stock: Kraft, Confetti, Old Olive and Cameo Coral

Ink: Stazon black, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Oval small and large oval punch, edge punch, Crystal effects, tissue paper, Grosgrain ribbon.

So there you go..  What do you think?

Take care and have a great day.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Amy's Friday Sketch with Kindness

On the week end I had sometime to do a challenge.  This one is a little different to the normal for me.  I do like the Lilac colours, a colour that I don't always use.  I used Amy's Friday sketch challenge looks like this,

Amy has a wonderful blog and it can be found here.  Her colouring is amazing she is very talented and very inspirational.  Thanks Amy.  Here is my take on her challenge.

Hope you enjoyed it.  Take care

Monday, July 6, 2009

Scrappy day

How was your week end?  Good I hope.  I had some time to have a play and create a scrapbook page.  This page is of the lovely Anna on our holiday.  (I know it was a few years ago now.) I was inspired by the lovely Makeesha's scrap pages here.  She is so talented and has some lovely creations to share.  It is well worth a look.  

I am noticing a trend however, I always use circles when I scrap.  Note to self, next time try something new.  Hope you like it. 

Stamps : Seeing Spots, Frames with a Flourish, Pick a Petal, Think happy thoughts, Always, Wonderful favourites, Happy everything,  Sanded.

Card stock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple DSP

Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey
Accessories: Assorted Circle punches, Pumpkin Brad, Bashful Ribbon and Riding hood satin ribbon.

Well I hope that you were inspired a little by that.  I have some more tho show you so be patient.

Take care

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Hippo!!

I had been meaning to post this a few weeks ago but had some camera software issues.  But here is my cute little hippo.  He was so easy and such a pleasure to colour.  Hope you like it.  I did this as an Elite sketch challenge and well better late than never I say. Here is the blog for more inspiration..

Stamps : Pun Fun, Circus Circle, (I cannot remember which set the bigger balloons were from, sorry)

Card stock: Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Good morning Sunshine

Ink: Stazon Black, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss.

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Paper clip embellishment, Tag punch too.

What fun.

Have a great day.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tilda and Challenges

I have had a lovely afternoon.  Mike and the kids are watching a video together and I got to do a little stamping with a new stamp.  Yep my first Tilda.  I thought I would also combine a couple of challenges too.  Kristina Werner has a nice colour challenge which looks like this,

Also Amy Rysavy has a wonderful sketch challenge, shown below.  Her lovely blog is found here.

And her is my card.  I hope you enjoy it as it is my first attempt at colouring a Tilda, and these are not the colours I usually use.  

Hope you have a wonderful day.  Take care

Monday, June 15, 2009

Scrappin with neighbours !!

Well this week end I stepped out of the normal.  I scrapped!!  You did hear me right.  I loved this neighborhood wheel and as soon as I saw it I remembered some photos of a few cuties when we moved house a few years ago.  I am not sure if it of a good scrap booking quality but it was fun playing.  I hope you like it.

and close up of the houses..

Off to make some cards..  Back to my kind of paper craft...

Have a great day.  See you soon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SOOO long

WOW time really flys.  Sorry i have neglected my blog.  I have to pull my socks up and finish a few things. I also need to be around while the sun is out to take some photos.  I have not been home till after the sun goes down most days.   BUT in the interim I have a few projects I have completed a little while ago.

I will put my thinking cap on this week end and make something and take some photos ofthem and of things that have yet to make it here.

Take care and have a fun filled day..

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Makeesha's Inspiration 7.

I have had some time to create due to having the flu and tonsilitis.  Not Swine flu just the garden variety flu.  I still feel gross none the less.  I was blog surfing at some of my fav sites and found Makeesha's colour challenge and thought I would give it a go.  Makeesha has a wonderful blog she is so talented and her blog is so inspiring.  You can find Keesh's blog here.

Here Challaenge is 

I thought I would try a little more vintage look.  Well layering of stamps.  I am still not a hundred percent sure that it works.  Any way that may be the medication talking.  So here is my design

Stamps : En Francais, Friends 24-7, Cute and Curvy, Best Yet (hostess set)

Card stock : Choc Chip, Very Vanilla

Ink : Choc Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Stazon Black, Encore Gold, Versa Mark

Accessories : Choc button (not the edible one), Label punch, Clear embossing powder, Sage Taffetta ribbon, Twine

Hope you like it.

Take care

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral Autumn Bouquet

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I posted a card.  Life has been busy since my return from Convention, work, family and sick children that have now blessed me with there sickness.  I like this card as it looks like a nice bouquet of flowers.  Just what I need to get well.  Here's hoping I wake up tomorrow with a voice. :)

Fifth avenue floral is such a beautiful set, one of my favourites.  When I saw Kristina Werner's colour challenge I thought they would go together beautifully.  Kristina's blog is lovely and very inspiring and it can be found here.  Here is the challenge colours

Here is my take on Kristina's Challenge.

Stamps : Fifth Avenue Floral, Cute and Curly, Occasional Greetings

Card stock:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, So Saffron

Ink:  So Saffron, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Stazon Black

Accessories: Label punch, Antique Pewter Hodge podge, White Taffetta Ribbon

Hope you enjoyed it.  Take care