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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Card for Cliff

Hi again. Have you been watching the Olympics? I've only seen bits and pieces but I've heard our swimmers haven't been doing well. We've got a few men through the heats so hopefully they will be able to get their confidence back and do their best.
I would like to welcome new follower, Laine. Hope you will find something to interest you here.
I had choir practice tonight and didn't get home till after 10.30 p.m. I already had this card ready, so I've just been sitting watching a bit of tv to wind down a bit.
It is quite chilly here at the moment, we did have some sunshine earlier but the wind took away the heat - it was nice in the car though. My friend and I had craft with Shirley this morning and made 3 cards again. We used a free vintage image on one of the cards, a motorbike, so am going to have to go look for it and save. All the males in this family own at least one or two (or more, LOL) motorbikes and scooters. So bike images always are always handy.
Well, onto my card. This was made for a friend's hubby who celebrated a birthday today. I didn't have any stamps, so it will be a bit late. I hope he had a good birthday.
N.B. No designer papers were harmed in the making of this card, LOL.

Front of Card

Inside of Card

Black cardstock from stash for the basecard
SU stamp set - The Open Sea
White card, stamped with the manifest stamp, torn and inked around the edges
White computer paper inked with the round map of the world, also torn and ink distressed
A strip of torn card stamped with the compass and ink distressed.
2 Black star brads from stash
Ship image stamped onto white card, edges distressed and then inked
I also used the anchor image on the inside
SU Basic Grey inkpad
I used some SU Bashful Blue ink to make a cloudy sky.
Ticket image is from 100th Collection  by Tim Holtz
Sentiment inside ticket is from Hero Arts ~ Anytime Messages
Copic Marker - blue for the sea, I also inked a bit of the gray ink over the corners 

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Lots of Layers
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 23 ~ Monochrome
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges - Challenge #150 ~ Torn  Paper Technique

Well that's it for me. For those of you participating in the MIM Linky Party, don't forget to visit all the DT blogs and leave a comment on our MIM posts. One member of the DT has candy to give away in honour of Make It Monday's 100th Linky Party.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Monday, July 30, 2012

MIM - #100 ~ My DT card featuring "Joleen"

MIM Monday has reached triple numbers and is celebrating its 100th  linky party starting today- Let's try to make this one our biggest yet. We didn't quite reach 300 last week and it would be nice to see those entries climb to greater heights. I really enjoy looking at all your fab creations and it's so encouraging to see many of you visiting other blogs too.
This week we are being sponsored by  Scrapbook Sisters and you can see what the prize they are offering for this weeks winning commenter further down in this post.
For my card this week, I chose this gorgeous image called "Joleen" which you can find here
I hope you enjoy looking at this card and also the fab creations from the other DT members. Be sure to drop by and give them some encouragement.

front of card

inside of card

SU Rose Red cardstock for basecard
SU Pacific Point cardstock
White Card from stash
DP from My Mind's Eye
Image from Scrapbook Sisters called Joleen (click on link below)
Copic Markers
Daisy Fabric Flowers from stash
Leaves made with a Martha Stewart punch from scrap SU green cardstock
Nestie Die - Label Twenty Two - I used two together to create a frame

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Challenge #94 ~ Anything Goes

Prize - 5 Digis as a prize for each sponsorship
Scrapbook Sisters was born 7 years ago out of our love of all things crafty. We have a family

 owned retail shop with a website and blog where we have weekly card challenges, Monthly 

Scrapbook Challenges and a great giveaway every month. Julie holds classes every day but 

also has mini book kits which she will be adding to in 2012. 

Be sure to visit the personal  blogs of the design team as  one of us is  offering a little  candy by way of celebrating our 100th Party.

My   POTW   is this beautiful creation from Kat over at crafty kat designsThere are so many fab embellies for you to drool over and that gorgeous Mo Manning image is a real beauty.
Pop over and check out the other photos of  this lovely creation on Kat's blog.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Puppy Love - Hugs & Kisses

Another weekend has flown by. Ours finished with a meal out with the family to farewell our eldest daughter until September as she goes back up north to work at Arkaroola Village. It's an isolated tourist village where you can go on walking trails and also has the famous "Ridgetop tours" of the magnificent scenery around the area. They actually had a spot on a tv show yesterday showing scenes from there.
She will be having a birthday soon and will still be up there. Communication is not wonderful as her mobile phone does not work there and you have to rely on facebook when she can get any internet coverage during her free time.
I went to church on my own this morning as Adrian had to work. It was funny, as I walked down the street, heading towards the front of the church, I saw a crane drive past with the logo of the company he works for and then I saw him behind it driving a truck. I didn't realise he was working in town and it was a real coincidence that he just happened to be there at the same time as I was.
An old friend of ours, who was a young student minister back when our children were young, was at church this morning to take part in the service. He writes and illustrates Christian story books for children. When he first started he used a couple of our children as inspiration for his characters. It was good to hear him speak and to catch up with him after the service too.
He reminded me of a story about our eldest son. He had brought a friend along to church one day and they were both wearing baseball caps. One of the older ladies was upset about them wearing them in church and told them off.  Andrew drew up a license to wear a hat in church and gave it to our son the next week and told him next time anything was said about his hat just to show them the license.  It didn't bother me that he wore his hat, we were just pleased that he came with us to church.
Well, there's not much left of today, so I will get on and share my card.

Here it is:
front of card (red card stock - not pink!!!)

 inside of card (both sides - also red card stock - not pink ~ These scanners really frustrate me!)

Black cardstock from stash
SU Real Red cardstock
DP from stash
White card from stash
Nestie Die - Classic Hearts
Nestie Die - Label
Image was a free digi from Limited Runs
Copic Markers
Sentiment from Annabelle Stamps - A valentine set, not sure of the name.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Challenge #94 ~ Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenges -  Use Dies or Punches

Many thanks for stopping by and to those who left comments, I enjoyed reading them. Thankyou!!!
Take Care,

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Gnome's Home

The weekend is half over already. Hubby worked today and is also working tomorrow for half a day, so not much rest for him. I started my day with a couple of loads of washing and the dishes from last night!!!. One load of washing was mainly shirts so I hung them on coat hangars and then hung them off the drying rack. Still cold here and rain on and off during the day. I didn't want to take a chance at hanging everything outside and then going off to craft for the afternoon. It was good to catch up with the "girls" and get some more branches made for my beaded tree.
As I didn't do any shopping today and I only had a piece of silverside in the fridge for cooking, we decided to get pizza. Just Adrian and I -  and leftovers for Laurie when he came home from doing service work for a mate who is in a car rally this weekend. He is off again tomorrow to do some more.
So another  night with the two guys already fast asleep - trying to get their beauty sleep before heading off to work.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend activities.
My card for tonight combines a digi image and a stamped one.
Here it is:

 front of card

 inside of card

Blue and Orange cardstocks are from my stash (not SU)
DP is from My Mind's Eye
Buttons from stash
Ticket sentiment is from a free set of stamps (with magazine) by Whimsy Stamps
The little gnome is from There She Goes - My Little Friend, illustrated by Torico
The gnome's house is a freebie digi from Spyder and goes so well with my little gnome.
Nestie Dies - scalloped square
                   - scalloped rectangle
                   - classic rectangle
SU inkpads - Brocade Blue and Early Espresso
Copic Markers

I am entering this into the following challenges:
ATC's and Cards with Attitude  - Challenge 19 ~ Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 19 ~ Anything Goes
Phindy's Place Challenge - Challenge #114 ~ Button it

Thanks for stopping by
Take Care,

Friday, July 27, 2012


Hello again, more rain today! I was babysitting the two youngest grandchildren and the only thing we did was to pop up to the shops for milk and something for lunch. They both were really good and Isaac had a big sleep after lunch. Papa came home before Lisel came to pick them up so he spent some time reading and playing with them and partially fed Isaac some food. He decided he wasn't too interested because they were both sitting down on the floor. I remedied that by putting him in the high chair and he then ate the rest up no problems.
We had roast pork for tea and I invited our youngest daughter and boyfriend over to eat with us. Our eldest daughter and her fiancee popped in as well, I offered to feed them, but they bought pizza instead as George didn't want the pork. We got halfway through our meals and our youngest son came home. I wasn't expecting him home as he had gone to some car race? where he was part of the service crew for a friend who had a car entered.  I thought he was going to be quite late so hadn't saved him any tea. I decided I had eaten enough so share my roast potato and there was still meat and gravy left but no vegies. I also gave up my piece of crackle too!!! A favourite food item in this family, LOL. there is usually a bit of mucking about trying to see who can pinch a bit before it actually gets to be shared out on the dinner plates.
Hubby has to work tomorrow and starts at 6 a.m. from the work yard, so he has already gone to bed and also Laurie is doing more servicing and is getting picked up early too. So they both hit the sack a bit earlier tonight.
I'm going very shortly, just want to share this card with you.
It's one I made a little while ago but hadn't posted yet. I haven't decorated the inside as yet.
Here it is,

Burgundy and Blue cardstock from stash
Cream cardstock from stash - stamped with a clock stamp (no brand) and then I pricked this pattern and stitched it with a dark browny/red thread.
The clock images and the word time are images from an assorted pack of images that I picked up a couple of years ago in one of the cheap variety shops.
I matted them onto some of the blue card
I distressed the edges of the cream and blue card.

I hope you find it interesting,

I am entering this into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge 165 ~ Use stitching
It's all about the Vintage - Challenge #23 ~ Anything Goes (used the old fashioned stop watch image)
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #24 ~ Very Vintage (or at least looks like it)

Thanks for stopping by and also for the many comments left for me.
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend,
Take Care,

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Anyone for a Game?

I started today off with a trip to the dentist at 9 a.m. - he did two fillings for broken teeth and had to put pins in and also finished off the final filling for a root canal I had done a month ago. What fun and another large bill to complete the joy!!!
When I came home, our youngest daughter was waiting to go look at that dress again from yesterday. We wanted to get another look at it before I decided to buy it on-line - just to make sure it was the same one. It is now going to cost me about 40% of the original price with postage from the US and I then ordered a little sheer jacket to go over the top to cover up my arms. Hopefully we got my measurements right and the dress will fit properly without having to go get any alterations done.
By the time we had lunch, done the measurements, laughed a lot!!! and then got on the computer and ordered and paid for everything, I was late for craft. I packed some of my things, grabbed the afternoon tea and saw Rachel off. I ended up just looking through a new magazine that had come in the mail and chatting and didn't do any crafting at all.
It was good to catch up with everyone.
We had our usual tea out at the hotel and then came home, no choir practice tonight.
I'm sitting here at the computer and I can hear my hubby snoring away, the computer is humming but it is still peaceful.
Well, onto my card for today.

front of card
 inside of card (I kept in plain, just using the same colours and shapes)
Basecard is one of the SU Blues
Tan cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
Cream coloured crocet cotton
SU Creamy Caramel inkpad
SU Early Espresso inkpad
Image is a free digi from Sliekjestamps
Copic Markers

I stitched around the edge of a piece of card and then adhered it to the front of the card and then distressed the other layers. I sponged the white piece to create a bit of ground and also sponged the edges. I printed the image, coloured it and fussy cut it out and adhered to the white panel.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
( back later with some I hope)

Thanks for stopping by and a warm welcome to a new follower too, Welcome Lindsay!
Catch you all tomorrow,
Take Care,

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A cat and her Toy Mouse

Hello, I've had another full day! Our eldest daughter came home last night for 6 days break from the country job she has taken and she called in to say Hello. We decided to go out dress shopping as I'm not really sure now about the dress I bought to wear at her wedding. We found a lovely long dress this time but a bit pricey for me. So was going to think about it and then get back to them in the next couple of days. Katie dropped me off home and I got stuck into doing some jobs in the kitchen and then thought I would ring our other daughter and see if she wanted to catch up at another dress shop so I could have another look there as they were a bit cheaper and I knew she wanted to order her bridesmaid dress too. Well, they never have the right size to try on and so I had to try a couple that were too small and leave the zip undone, LOL. just so I could get an idea of what they would look like. One I really liked was only a size 8 (LOL, I didn't even attempt to try that one on!) so I decided not to go and order it just in case it didn't sit right, it would be a terrible waste of money.
We had a quick cup of coffee and then parted ways, Rachel only had to travel about 2 mins to go home and it took me over 30mins.
They both rang me up later to tell me that one of the other bridesmaids had seen the dress I was interested in on-line for a quarter of the price so it looks like I will be taking a chance and buying it that way.  If it is not quite right and I have to have alterations I should still come out cheaper than the one I saw today. I would have had to order that and wait for it and also would have had to have the bust taken in, the shoulder straps shortened and lots of the length cut off as I'm only 5 foot  ( a real shortie!!!) Gone are the days when you can just walk in and something will fit properly. The sizing is all whacky, I am going to have to order a dress 2 sizes larger than what I would normally wear.  Weird!!!
Anyway after all that, I did sit down tonight and make a card as well.
Here it is:

front of card
 inside of card
SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock for basecard
Light Purple card from stash
Green striped DP from My Mind's Eye
Dotty paper is from stash (picked up a pack in a cheap shop a while back)
Green ribbon from stash
Image is a free Digi from Dearie Dolls
Nestie Reverse Wonky Triangles Die
Circle Punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Slot Punch
Sentiment is from Clear Expressions by Hampton Art
SU Elegant Eggplant inkpad
Copic Markers

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 72 ~ Let's Not Be Square
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Challenge #48 - "Give Me Five "
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - July ~ Animals

Thanks so much for stopping by and to those of you who left comments, they are much appreciated.
Take Care,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A card made using my stash!!!

Welcome, hope your day has been a good one. I started mine by oversleeping about 30 minutes and then getting up and seeing my son's door still closed I thought he had done the same. He had the day off so he could pick up his girlfriend who was returning from Vietnam. He hadn't told me!!! I panicked for nothing.
I got myself organised and headed off to see Shirley for our weekly get together and card making. Fran wasn't well so it was just Shirley and I today. We enjoyed our crafting and made 3 fab cards. Thanks Shirley!
I popped in to see Mum and she wasn't home so I drove around the block to a second hand shop and spent about 20 mins there poking around through the books and found a set of 6 Christian novels. No 1 was missing, so I am hoping they make sense on their own as single books. I went back to see if Mum was home and she was, so I stayed about an hour, left the books for her to read first and then headed back home to fill in about hour before heading out again to pick another friend up. We had to go and sing for our choir conductor who wants to hear all the sopranos individually so she can sound match us and move us around. We were both quite nervous about it. I ended up singing some of "The Holy City" and then we had to do scales coming downwards. My friend has Fibromyalgia and it causes problems sometimes with her breathing and muscles so she had trouble getting the high notes but was alright when I sang with her. We then had to do some singing with a piece of music we had never seen before. That was a bit off putting - especially when you are nervous and I like to hear the music first - it just seems to be a way of learning for me even though I can read the notes. I think it went okay, but we will see what happens when she has heard all us.
I stopped at the shop after dropping my friend home and got home about 5.30 p.m. Hubby didn't get home till about 6.45 p.m. - quite late for him - so we had quick tea and then I had to leave for choir and he went to a classic motorcycle meeting.  LOL, ships that pass in the night!!!!
So... home about 10.30 p.m. and got stuck into making a card and I decided not to do any stamping tonight so I made it with bits and pieces from my stash, some bits from the early years of my cardmaking, before stamping took over.

front of card (true colours)

inside of card ( aaghhh!!! colours are totally wrong should look like the front, LOL. you are just going to have to use your imagination)
SU Certainly Celery for the basecard
SU Regal Rose
DP from My Mind's Eye
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - dots
Sentiment is a sticker from my stash
Embellishment -  card topper is also from my stash
Scallop Punch
Nestie, Large scallop die
Corner Punch
Bling from stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Unstampabelles Challenges - Challenge #13 ~ Celebrations

Well, better go, thanks for stopping by and for those wonderful comments, much appreciated!
Take Care,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Off to the Party - MIM #99 begins

Well, you broke the record with over 300 entries in last week's MIM - Let's see if we can do it again.
It's nice to see so many of you visiting other blogs and leaving lovely comments for each other too.
We are being sponsored this week by Digi My World  - scroll down to see the prize they are offering.
For my card today, I have used Emma - Happy Birthday

front of card - sorry couldn't get a decent photo, so it's a bit dark.
 inside of card
SU Real Red cardstock for the basecard
SU Elegant Eggplant
DP - both are from My Mind's Eye
White cardstock from stash
Image from Digi My World
Copic Markers
Heart Brad from stash
Handmade flowers from scrap Real Red card
Leaf Punch
Pearls from stash
Small wide oval punch
Sentiment from SU Petite Pairs
SU Real Red inkpad
Nestie scalloped rectangle die
Nestie rectangle die

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards With Attitude - Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes

MIM #99 - A New week and a New Linky Party

This week we are being sponsored by the fun and funky Digi My World!  

They are offering the lucky random winner a $10 gift voucher to spend in store - how fab is that?!

My Pick of the Week is from Laney over at Laney's Place - isn't it just gorgeous.
Just love the sweet fairy and she looks like she is bending down to pick up the flower in the corner.


Now it's your turn to get out those crafty bits and pieces and get your mojo working. I'm  looking forward to seeing all the new entries this week.

Take Care,


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thankyou in Yellow

Rush, rush, rush!!! I mislaid my card and I've been looking for it everywhere. Finally found it mixed up with the scrap papers which I had put into the bits and pieces box.
So I won't chit chat tonight but just get on with sharing my card as I still have to write up my MIM DT post for tomorrow morning.
Here it is:

front of card

 inside of card ( believe me, LOL, I have used the same cardstock as the front and this is showing too bright a yellow. Someone make a scanner that does the right thing, please!!!)

SU Daffodil Yellow cardstock for the basecard
Paler yellow cardstock from stash
Nestie Star Circle Die
Yellow Ribbon from stash
SU Daffodil Yellow inkpad
SU Love & Care - Flower stamp
SU Curly Cute - sentiment
SU Basic Brown inkpad

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 23 ~  Monochrome
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge #149 ~ Clean and Simple
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Monochromatic

Well bye for now,
Take Care,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas in July

It has been quite a nice day here in Adelaide. I slept in this morning and got up and put a load of washing on before I had my shower. I stayed in there a bit longer than usual because silly me forgot it  the water tends to go cold when the washer is going!!!
A quick trip to the supermarket and then back home to put it all away and head off for craft. Adrian come home just before I was about to leave so I threw some more clothes in the washing machine so he could hang them out for me. I was running late after doing all that and didn't get down to my friends until about 2.20 p.m.  Still, we all had a good time and most of us are still working away on making all the branches of our beaded Christmas tree. My shoulder is still sore, so I was worse after several hours of holding my arm in more or less the same position.
Anyway, you all know me by now and realise that it is very late and I must get on and share my card and get myself off to bed.
So, here it is.

front of card
 inside of card
SU Bashful Blue cardstock for cardbase
Dp Scrapbooking Australia - Christmas Basics ~ Tinsel Dot
DP - dark blue is from Paper Pizazz - Snowflakes
the other one is from my stash (scraps-no brand on it)
Strip of SU Quite Navy
Fiskars scalloped border punch
White Card from stash
Snowflake embellies - white plastic with bling
Sentiment is SU
SU ink - Quite Navy
Scalloped Square Punch

I made this to use in the challenge over at Come and Get It and realised it has finished. OOPS!!!
I am entering it into the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Blog - Say it with.....Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Challenge #20 ~ Use a sketch (mine's from Come and Get It Challenge)
Stampin with the Dragon - Christmas in July
Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
Paper Play Challenges - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #84 ~ Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by this weekend.
Take Care,

Friday, July 20, 2012

Girl with Bouquet

Well it's the end of another week and the start of the weekend for me. Our son is going to concrete the floor of his shed tomorrow so all the boys will be down to help him, also hubby will be going over. I think they are starting at 7 a.m. It is also only going to be about 15C but I suppose they will be warm working away and they are under cover.
I had the two youngest grandchildren today. They were both really good. The little one had his lunch and I put him into bed for a sleep. He dropped right off, just like his two older sisters used to do. He slept for over 3 hours and in the end I went and woke him up. I thought he might not sleep tonight if he had too much during the day. I fed him his tea around about 5 p.m. so that when he gets home Lisel just needs to get him changed into his pyjamas.  A bit of time with Dad and then into bed.
I didn't go to craft this morning, I just want to see how I go with having both of them before I start taking them with me to all my craft commitments.
Anyway, onto my card for today.

 front of card

inside of card

SU Choc Chip cardstock for card base - Top Fold
Pink card from stash
DP is from My Mind's eye
White Card from stash
Image is a freebie from Anne Bodhils
Sentiment from  an Annabelle Stamp set 
Copic Markers
Nestie die
SU Early Espresso ink
Small wide oval punch
Buttons, ribbon, bow are all  from stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 22 ~ A Theme Recipe ~  1 x Image 2 x Ribbons 3 x Buttons
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Challenge 70 ~ Buttons
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Challenge #44 ~ Girly Birthday Card

Better head off, hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
Take Care,

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Have Horse....Will Travel

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. A warm welcome to new follower, Jenny.
It's been a cold day today. I was home this morning and got a few jobs done and then went off for my Thursday group craft session. Five of us today and after perusing the Avon Catalogue I managed to colour 3 images and then one of the girls tried to get Words With Friends on my phone - she's tried before and still didn't have any luck. While she was doing that, LOL, I was playing on her phone for her against another friend. I keep telling her, if I have to go onto facebook to play, I probably won't be starting any games as I very rarely log on.
We went out for tea with friends and also our youngest daughter and her boyfriend. Adrian went off to help another couple of friends move a piano with our truck and I went off to choir practice at church.
I started my card earlier in the day so only had to put it together and stamp the sentiment.
Here it is:

Front of card

inside of card
SU Choc Chip cardstock for Base Card
SU Tangerine Tango
SU Garden Green
DP from My Mind's Eye
White card from stash
Word Window Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Nestie dies - Classic Circles - small and large
Sentiment from Kanban set - Wooly Bear
Digi Image is from Dearie Dolls
Copic Markers
SU Choc Chip ink
Card Candy from stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Challenge 44 ~ Anything Goes
Dude Time Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes ~ masculine
The Perfect Sentiment - PSC41 ~ Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 81 ~ It's All About Circles
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C145 ~ Sketch challenge

Well that's it from me again,
Take Care,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Love You Bunches

My first full day of babysitting our 1 year old grandson. I arranged to pick him up part way between here and where I go to craft as it is easier for both my DIL and I. She can then go a more direct way to get to her workplace. That makes me over 30 mins early for craft, but we just sat in the car and played peek-a-boo in the sun visor mirror.  He was really good, played with a couple of soft toys while he sat in the pusher and then dropped off to sleep for about an hour. He woke up as I put him back into the car.  We called in to buy a few groceries and then came back here for some lunch.  My hubby came home mid afternoon as he got a bit of time off and he took him for a walk with the pusher. "Papa" definitely loves his grandson!!!
I put him into our bed for another sleep and woke him up just after 5 p.m. so he would be ready to go home with his Mum about 5.30 p.m. She was a bit late so didn't leave till nearly 6 p.m.
He was no trouble at all. Friday I will have both him and one of his sisters. She has started Kindy 3 days a week and I will have her the other two.
I had good intentions of getting my card done earlier in the evening and LOL, I did have most of it done. I got wrapped up in watching some tv and sitting in the family room with the wood fire crackling away.
Well I really must get on and share my card before hubby wakes up like he did last night and finds me still beavering away on the computer at 2 a.m. - He is not impressed with my owl like existence!!!
Here is what I made tonight:

front of card ( scan is slightly fuzzy on one side - probably due to the flowers being higher)
 inside of card
SU Brocade Blue card stock for base card
SU Kiwi Kiss
Digi from Pollycraft called "Love You Bunches"
Nestie Die -  Label Twenty Two
Copic Markers
DP from 6x6 paper pad Amy Tangerine - sketchbook by Amercan Crafts
EK Success punches - small oval, large oval and scalloped oval
Flowers - handmade with scraps of Brocade Blue card stock
Leaves - Fiskars punch I think.
SU Pink Passion ink

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - PSC41 ~ Anything Goes - must have sentiment
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Flower Power and use something on card which is at least 6 months old.
Mine is the leaf punch, I've had it for about 3-4 years!!!
Mishelflo's Monthly Challenge - Blooming Birthday Wishes
Love To Create Challenge- Challenge 24 - 3 of Something - I've used 3 flowers
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - 130 ~ Make Your Own Flowers

I'm off to bed now, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day , thanks for stopping by and for all those fab comments too.
Take Care.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You're Out of This World

Hi again,
Yep, I know, I'm late as usual. I had choir practise tonight that went a bit late and then I had to drop a friend home and we sat in the car for a while and talked. Petrol is cheap at the moment and the fuel tank was low so I stopped at the Petrol Station as well. Everyone was in bed asleep when I finally got home so after a cup of coffee, I got started on my card.
Here it is!!!

front of card

inside of card
SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock for the card base
SU Daffodil Yellow
Big Note Die
Stamps are all from "Out of This World" by There She Goes Stamps
SU Elegant Eggplant ink
Purple Jelly Roll Pen - I went over the words, stars and planet
Copic Markers
I paper pieced the edges of the craters and the ring on the planet after I stamped them onto the yellow card.
The little boy was stamped onto white card, coloured and then cut out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mema's Crafts - July Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Make My Monday  - Colour Wheel Challenge 3 ~ Complimentary Colours - Yellow & Purple
The Crafty Pad - Challenge #179 ~ Paper Piecing (ring on the planet and the crater edges are paper pieced)

Thanks for stopping by and for all the fab comments on yesterdays post. Many thanks
Take Care,

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Frog Prince - DT Card for MIM #98

Congrats to all who entered the MIM linky party, so many fabulous creations and I enjoyed visiting quite a few of them. Today brings us to a new week and to the start of another chance to share all of your wonderful work in a new linky party.
So come on and start those creative juices flowing and get your cards linked up for us all to see.
We are being sponsored by Meljens Designs this week and so for my card I have used this adorable frog prince which you can find here.

This is based on a  Joy Fold Design card, I changed it a bit - the frog panel opens out to reveal the inner card

front of card
front - inside panel - I've cropped the piece with the frog on it which opens out to the right of the card.
  middle - inside panel - both left and right panels cropped
SU Certainly Celery cardstock for the basecard
SU Melon Mambo cardstock
DP - not sure where this is from, has been in my stash for a while now!!!
Nestie Dies - Large and Small Classic Circles
Image from Meljen's Designs - The Frog Prince
Copic Markers
SU I (Heart) Hearts inked with SU Pink Passion and cut out
Sentiments - I made up and printed on computer
Bling from stash
Card Candy from stash
EK Success Border Punch

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Gingerloft Challenges - GL 44 ~ Fancy Folds
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes

It was really hard trying to choose a card for my Pick of The Week but here is the one I decided on.
This one is by Tracy at  I Wanna Build a Memory  and you can pop over and check out  her card  here
Such a sweet image and I love all the layers and soft tones and that fab sentiment.

Okay, let's get into Party mode!!!

Make It Monday Linky Party  #98

This week we are being sponsored once again by the ever fun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!

Meljen Designs Digital Stamps  are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!

Don't forget to do a bit of visiting of other  blogs and leave a comment to be in the running for the above prize.

That's it from me,
Take Care,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vintage in Purple

How has your weekend been, mine was very quiet. I went off to church this morning and was running a bit late, so was lucky there was a park right in front of the church. I got there part way through the choir rehearsal of the anthem and it was one I was comfortable with so that was okay. Just had enough time to put on my gown and head into church.
Back home and did a couple of loads of the dreaded washing and still too cold to actually hang outside with any hope of drying. I put the essential work clothes for hubby and son in the dryer and the rest on the clothes rack.
Made a casserole for tea which we ate about 7.30 p.m. after they got back from their trip to the Mallee. They've bought some stumps back for the fire, yeah!!!, we were getting quite low on firewood and stumps always burn well and put out good heat.
I had better stop chattering and get on with this post as I have another one to schedule for tomorrow.
Welcome also to a new follower, Michelle, nice to "meet" you.

Here is my card for today:

front of card
inside of card
SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock for basecard
SU Wisteria Wonder
White Card from stash
DP from SU Designer Series ~ Lap of Luxury - I used both sides of the same paper
SU Sizzix Big Shot Embossing folder~ Vintage Wallpaper
Stamps - front image from Kaisercraft ~ Charlotte's Dream
            - inside image from Kaisercraft ~ Secret Bird Society Collection
Nestie Die - Labels Twenty
Nestie Die - Large Classic Ovals
SU Choc Chip ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo
Flowers from stash
Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
ATC's and Cards with Attitude -  Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #49 - Rubber Stamps
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Challenge - Stamping

Hope the rest of your weekend goes well, thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments left.
They are always much appreciated!
Take Care,

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bird on a branch of blossom

Welcome. Thanks for all the well wishes for my shoulder. It is actually feeling a lot better today. Still haven't got 100% movement with no pain but can move a lot easier now.
I decided I wasn't up to driving to my friend, Judy's house for craft. It's about 40 mins away and then I would have been sitting in one spot for about 3 - 4 hours so I thought it best to stay home and rest my arm.
We have been making a beaded Christmas tree which requires repetitive movement and twisting.
So.... I had a very quiet day as hubby and son are still away. Just me and the dogs, LOL.
Well, not much to chat about so will just share my card.

front of card - this is a pale sand colour - it looks grey here  :(

inside of card
SU Choc Chip cardstock  for the basecard
Pale Sand Coloured textured card from stash
SU Tangerine Tango
DP from  Dear lizzy - American Crafts  6x6 pack ~ Neapolitan
Ribbon from Stash
Image from Kaisercraft clear set called "Bonjour"
Copic Markers
Two circle punches
Sentiment from SU Petite Pairs
Choc Chip ink
Nestie - Label Twenty-five
Spellbinders Edgeabilities - Classic Decorative Inserts One

I am entering this into the following challenges:
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #49 ~  Rubber  ~ no digi stamps
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #125 ~ Lots of Layers

Hope you are all making the most of your weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and to those who commented, a big thankyou!!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

By the Window

Hello again, more rain here, it's just been bucketing down but that's okay, it's late and I'm home. Hubby and son have gone away bush for the weekend.
I've pulled a muscle somewhere in my shoulder/arm and am in lots of pain. I've made a card, but it wasn't easy. I think the dogs were very confused when I would let out a groan or yelp when I moved. The guys took the truck and put my car out on the road so our daughter's fiancee could drop of our son's car and pick his up. They had swapped so Laurie could do a service on the Volkswagon Golf which was well overdue. Laurie has to put the seat back and I need it nearly all the way forward, that was painful pulling the seat forward and driving the car into the driveway even though it is automatic.
Just been waiting on them to send me an SMS or ring to let me know they got there safely, and it has just come through. Now I can hit the sack!!!
So, am quickly sharing this card and will look for some challenges tomorrow.
Here it is......

front of card

inside of card

SU - not sure which of the blues (lost the packaging)
SU Tangerine Tango
SU Rose Red
White card from stash
Image is By the Window by Torico (Birdie Brown)
Copic Markers
Nestie - rectangle die
Nestie - scalloped rectangle die
DP - two from My Mind's Eye and the larger dotty paper is from a pack from one of the cheap shops
Flowers and brad from stash.
The paper already had some words on it so I didn't add an extra sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations challenges - Challenge #178 ~ Free for all
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour -  Use a Digi

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fun weekend.
Take Care,

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Playing Cowboy

I actually slept in this morning and was woken up by the phone. I answered but it already went to message bank. I rang the number and it was the Red Cross asking if I had seen my neighbour this morning and could I ring them back. So I got up, dressed and went across the road to knock on his door. It took several knocks and I called out with no response. I was just about to go around the back and see if he was out in his shed, and he came to the door, half dressed!!! He said he hadn't had a call but I looked on his mobile and he had missed about 4 calls and also had messages. So I just gave him the number to call back and waited until he had punched it in and was talking and then came home.
After that, I had a quiet morning and then went out to grab lunch and afternoon tea and head over to Jane's for our Thursday craft group. Again just 3 of us as it is the last week of school holidays and the other couple of people are away.
We went out as usual for tea at the hotel and this time we had a friend and his brother come as well. The friend lives in Queensland and his brother lives in New Zealand. They grew up in the Mallee area (farming area) and went to the same school as my hubby. He used to go on motorbike trips with Peter.
They came back home and went through some old photos and chatted.
Our son, Ryan and his wife popped in on their way home from having dinner out and he was complaining about his meal and how he was not very impressed with it. LOL, he ended up having a bowl of the soup I made a couple of days ago and then a bowl of icecream as well!!!
I didn't start my card till really late as I took the dogs for a walk after everyone left.
So here is what I made.

front of card
 inside of card
SU Pacific Point cardstock for the base card - Top fold
SU Tangerine Tango
White Card from stash
Image from Dearie Dolls
DP from stash
Star cut from a DP (possibly old SU pack)
Nestie - Rectangle Die
Nestie - Scalloped Rectangle Die
Card Candy
Copic Markers
Photo Corner Punch

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #22 - No work - Just play
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT#76 ~ Let's Get Punchy
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Challenge ~Layered
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge 36 ~ Anything but Square

Well that it again for another day, thanks for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments too.
Take Care,

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gymnastic Prowess

It's quiet here, both hubby and son are in the land of nod and I'm just wrapping up the day with a quick read of my e-mails and writing this post. After a fine day, it has decided to rain a little bit. I just let the dogs out and they were soon scratching on the door to be let back in.
I did a bit of searching on e-bay this morning looking for an embossing folder with little sail boats on. My friend and I were sure we had seen them at the craft shop we normally go to but the young lass said they had never had them. She is not always very helpful. I remembered seeing them there and another friend had bought one!!! Anyway, I found it and the seller had more than one so managed to get one for my friend as well.
I finished up a couple of jobs here at home and then headed over to visit Mum. We popped down to the shop to look for a top for her and to have lunch as well. I saw some nice costume bling but was nearly $100 so gave it a miss. I got back home mid afternoon and caught a show called Scrap TV. It was interesting to watch and they made a wedding invitation, very rustic, I thought my daughter might like it, so might make up a mock one to show her when she comes home in a few weeks.
Well onto my card,

inside of card ( the gymnast's outfit is actually a darker blue than what has shown in the scan!)

inside of card - circle is Sahara Sand, not white

SU Tempting Turquoise for the cardbase
Scraps of pale green textured cardstock for both the front and the inside
DP - green one (lost the brand name) - Velvet Ensemble Collection
DP Maroon - Artarama by Celebrations of Australia ~ Wine ~ it has the little film strip on it
SU Sahara Sand cardstock
Image is from Dude Time Doodles called Jimmy Gymnastics - a freebie available at the moment
Sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps - Party Animals 1
SU Pacific Point ink
Copic Markers
Tab Punch - used Sahara Sand cardstock
Nestie - Labels Twenty-two Die- Tempting Turquoise
Nestie - Large Classic Circles Die - used Sahara Sand cardstock

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Dude Tiime Doodles - Guest Designer/Freebie Challenge
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #76 ~ Let's Get Punchy - Dies and punches

Thanks for popping in and many thanks to you if you've taken the time to make a comment, I appreciate them very much.
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Take Care,

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