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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Teddy Bear Christmas

Well it's the last day of February and it's been a bit cooler here today. A couple of our friends came down from the country and are staying with us overnight. The men went off to the Clipsal Car Race and us gals had a lazy morning at home and then a quick trip to the craft shop and picked up some lunch and afternoon tea and headed over to Jane's for a craft session. There were 5 of us today. We had a good time and then came back home for a short while and then out again to tea at the hotel. The guys were still in at the race track and decided to do their own thing food wise. My Mum, brother and 3 other friends met for tea at the hotel and we sat around afterwards for a while talking.
The guys rocked up here at home about 15 - 20 mins after us and we spent the rest of the evening talking and watching a bit of tv. It will be a very early morning tomorrow as our friends are going on a short holiday and have to catch an early flight.
So I will hurry up and get this post done and get some sleep or they will be up before I get to bed, LOL.

Here's the card......

Front of card

Inside of card....
Dark green cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft 6x6 Paper pade Christmas Carnival Collection
Die cut from Marianne designs
Stamp from ( I'll have to edit this later as I stamped this one a while back and had in my container ready to use)
Sentiment and holly from SU Bells & Boughs
Black Memento ink pad
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

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

Gotta go,
Thanks for stopping by and special thanks to those of you who leave comments,
Take Care,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Get Well with Stitchy Bear at the Perfect Sentiment

Wow, that week has gone by fast and it's time for another challenge at The Perfect Sentiment PSC68.
This time we are being asked to make a CAS Get Well card and don't forget the important part to use a Sentiment on the front of your card.
We are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Designs and I got to use this fun digi.

Here's my card.......

Front of card

  Inside of card
Brown card from stash for cardbase
SU Certainly Celery
DP from  Craftworks 12x12 paper pack
Nestie Die - Label
Photo corner punch
Bling from stash
Image is called Hot Soup from Stitchy Bear Designs
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Sentiment from SU stamp set -

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

Our Sponsor
  will award one lucky random winner a $10 Gift Voucher to their store!

Okay time for you to play, looking forward to some wonderful entries, and hope to pop into your blog to visit and leave a comment.
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 25, 2013

Made for Each Other MIM#129

Make It Monday Linky Party #129 is set to go off with a blast - Check out all the fab work by the DT.
Congratulations go to  Laura as our featured artist and also to Tammy as the winning commenter.
We have been able to work with wonderful images this week from the fabulous Dr. Digi's house of stamps
I chose this fun image to make an Anniversary card for my stash as I don't have very many of them. As usual it's in my inevitable CAS style. I do try to jazz my creations up from time to time but this is probably my niche. Hope you like it.

Here it is....

Front of card

Inside of card - the purple has scanned a bit darker here than in the photo above

SU  Certainly Celery cardstock
SU Wisteria Wonder
DP from Kaisercraft 6!/2x61/2paper pad called Chapter One
Image is Made for Each Other from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Anniversary Sentiment is one I found on the net
Made for each other sentiment I typed onto  the computer and printed off
Nestie Die - Labels Twenty-Five
Copic Markers
Pearls from stash
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Red Carpet Studio - Challenge RCS#25 - The Wedding Singer - create a wedding or anniversary card
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #14 ~ Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #152 ~ Use a Digi
My Time to Craft -  Challenge #210 - Inspired by a Song or Film ( Mine is the film - The Bride of Frankenstein)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #132 ~ Romance

Dr.Digi's House of Stamps is a brand new digital stamping site featuring an amazing range of digis with a difference for the crafter with a sense of humor.  Our artist and founder cut his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression. We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, while fulfilling all your craft needs with our new products and regular freebies.

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps is giving away the lovely prize of 2 single digis of winner's choice!

It's POTW time and as usual it has again been a really hard job to narrow  it down to one. I wish I could feature lots of the wonderful entries!!!
I've decided to go for two and the first one is from Merry and she has made this fab mobile using white doilies and has created birds from them. You can visit her blog to see a photo of them all hanging down  together - they do look speccy!!!

The second entry I chose is this very simple but stylish card by Skye  and you can visit her at sky
Those flowers look so effective. Great card, Skye.

I've reached the end of my post so that means it's now up to you toWOW us with your creations, We'd love to see you over at Make It Monday this week so off you go and get started with those fab papercraft creations!!! Looking forward to visiting some of you.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tweet Friendship -GL59 Gingerloft DT card

Another weekend over!!! Stayed home today and made a DT card and sorted through some boxes, got rid of some scrappy bits of paper and card that I've been holding on to for to long. The recycling bin gets emptied tomorrow so it was a good time to be filling it up. I even found a pattern for a beaded necklace (one using needle and thread) that I bought over a year ago and put somewhere then couldn't find it. It was still in a small pink paperbag so it was lucky that I thought to peek into it before throwing it out!
Anyway, I had better get on and share my card with you. Make sure you come back tomorrow to check out my DT card for Make It Monday. Unfortunately my DT card for Gingerloft clashes a bit with that one so have to do two posts close together.
This fortnight the challenge over at Gingerloft  is to use Ribbon and Bows

Here is my card:...

Front of card

Inside of card
Dark Green card from scrap stash pile
Blue card from scrap stash pile
DP from Kaisercraft - Antique Rose 12x12 paper pad
Nestie Die - Labels Eighteen
Ribbon from Stash
Image and sentiment from Gingerloft Digi Stamps 
Chipboard embellishment - flower/button from Craftworks
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge 68 ~ Add a Bow
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #8 ~ Anything Goes (optional - Pile it on)
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 199 ~ Birds (I've used some of the colours from the photo and of course a little birdie!)
Robyn's Fetish - Challenge #148 ~ Use ribbon or twine

Okay it's your turn to share your wonderful creations with us over at Gingerloft Challenges. So get out your supplies and get those creative juices flowing. Looking forward to seeing what you make.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kindness is never wasted

Watched some tv last night and ran out of time to make a card. Fridays, Layla our granddaughter is here with her brother and she loves making cards so I usually supervise and help her a little bit so I don't get any cardmaking done during the day either. She loves to sit up at my little table and colour her image and stick the card layers together. She must have a reasonable stash as we usually make two cards a week!!!
I had a bit of a sleep in this morning and then made sure I had my music pieces sorted for the performance we did this afternoon. We sang at a Rotary Club Peace Forum Meeting at the Adelaide Oval clubrooms. All new buildings. They pulled all the old stands down and have been doing a major refit of the oval. I've never been there before as I am not a huge cricket fan. I don't mind watching it occasionally. We then had some casual photos taken afterwards. We didn't wear our normal uniform but we had black trousers, black 3/4 sleeve top and a coloured satin scarf. We were able to choose the colour from about 4 or 5 colours and lucky for me they had my favourite, Purple!!! It was very hot today so wearing all that was a bit much, luckily we were in airconditioned areas and it's only about 5-10 mins from my home.
Hope you are either keeping warm or cool depending where you live and enjoying your weekend.
I decided to make a CAS card to share tonight - so have just gone with DP and some card and a sentiment and a bit of ribbon. Hope you like it. It could be used as a Thankyou card or an Encouragement card too.

Front of card

Inside of card
SU Bashful Blue cardstock for the top folded basecard
SU Choc Chip cardstock
DP is from 12x12 paper pad by Craftworks
Light pink ribbon from stash
Nestie Die - Labels
Bling on flower is from stash
Sentiment I found on the net and printed off.
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
(back later maybe!!!)

Thanks for stopping by
Take Care,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Aubery Bumblethorpe

Hi, this week is speeding away quickly! Our youngest daughter came over this morning and she and I went off to the travel agents to book tickets to Vietnam. It's all a bit nerve wracking trying to work out where we want to go when everything is unfamiliar. Hubby has left the planning to me and I'm just as in the dark as he is, LOL. Anyway, we now have a more firm itinerary and even a small tour for two nights on a junk out of Halon Bay where there are lots of little islands. Hope we don't get seasick! We will be all going our separate ways after our son's wedding - our daughter will be travelling with us so that will be good. If hubby decides he wants to do something different he can and I will still have company and feel able to out and about a bit.
That took up all morning and then I dropped her off so she could go and organise her passport and I headed off to craft. I did manage in between playing scramble with a couple of the girls, to colour two images and the one I've used on my card tonight is one of them.
Hubby left his phone home today and didn't come home when he normally does so I ended up still going to our regular outing for tea with friends, no choir practise so back home again and pottered around. He got home quite late so that means he won't have to start early tomorrow morning.
Okay onto the card.....

Front of card

Inside of card

I've been trying to use up scraps, so this card was made using scraps except for the DP
SU Early Espresso for the cardbase
Blue card from stash
DP - brown one is from Glitz paper pack ~ French Kiss
      - Brick wall one is from Smart Kraft - New Deco Designs ~ Autumn(this would be one of my oldest DP paper pads- I think it must be 5 years old at least!!!, if not more.)
Image is a digi from Justinklined called Aubery Bumblethorpe
Sentiment is from a clear stamp set by paper Xtra - stamped straight onto the DP
Nestie Die - Curved Rectangles
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
Foam dots (image is popped up)
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crating by Designs - Anything Goes
Stamp n doodle - Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge - Something for a Man
Shopping Our Stash Weekly challenge - Challenge 90 ~ use your oldest designer paper

Thanks for stopping by and for the comments left for me. If you've popped in please leave a comment so I can visit you too!
Take Care,

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Floral Fantasia at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog

It's time for another challenge at Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Thanks to everyone that entered our Furry Friendship challenge last week. I enjoyed popping in and leaving comments for some of the entries.
The challenge for this week is to use flowers on your card (any type and in any way) and also remember to include a sentiment on the front of the card as well.
The sponsor this week is the wonderful Beccy's Place  and I was given this gorgeous little girl digi called Daisy Chain to play with, isn't she lovely.

Here is my card......

and the inside
Blue cardstock from SU
DP from a scrap pack I bought ages ago
Nestie die - Deckled oval
Carl daisy punch - I shaped the flowers with an embossing tool and popped them onto the card with foam dots.
Image is from Beccy's Place and is called Daisy Chain
Sentiment from Kanban clear stamp set
Liquid Pearls for the flower centres
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Foam dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 30 ~ Birthday
Creative Creations Challenges - #4 ~ Inspired by a song  ( I chose San Francisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair) written by John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
Eureka Stamps - Challenge #27 ~ Inspired by a song (see above)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Pop it Up (I used foam dots on all the flowers)
My Craft Spot - Challenge #87 ~ Flowers
Paper Playtime - Challenge #4 ~ Sentiment Stamps

Our Sponsor
will award one lucky random winner 3 free digis!

Okay it's not your turn to show us what you can do - I'm looking forward to another week of fantastic creations. Don't forget to follow the theme for the challenge - you need to use flowers and also include a sentiment for any occassion this time on the front of your card.

Thanks for dropping in,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fairy wishes for a sweet birthday

Hello and welcome to my blog. If your visiting please leave me a comment so I can pop in and visit you too. I hope you find some cards here that may interest you. Tuesday is the day a friend and I go to Shirley's house and make cards, eat, talk, laugh and generally enjoy each other's company. Her Hubby Doug bought us all a donut on his early foray on his gopher to the shops.  As usual we grab a quick bite on the way home and Fran dropped me off as she had to go to work unexpectantly. I spent the afternoon home, did another load of washing, certainly not the amount I used to now there are only the two of us here. I decided to make a potato bake to go with our Chicken Kievs for tea as my hubby was going to a bike club meeting and I had to go to choir. The choir is singing at a Peace Forum being held this Saturday and we are rehearsing for that and also a concert to be held on Anzac Day.
So as usual it's quite late here and so I will get on and share my card,

I've only done the front and part of the inside of the card. It's too late to go rummaging for a piece of card to make some more diecuts!!! Will do that later and edit post I've added a piece of black card behind this to scan as the first scan I did wouldn't pick up the colour of the fairy at all and also the DP and diecut circle were the wrong colour too!!! I hate scanners!!!!
The little fairy's dress is a bit darker that what it shows here.

Pink Cardstock from stash
Coffee coloured cardstock also from stash
The main piece of DP is from SU Lap of Luxury 12x12 paper pack
The other piece of DP is from a scrap pack I bought ages ago
Image is from Whoopsi Daisy - Sheet 243
Cupcake and sentiment are from Kanban  clear stamp set ~ Fairy Cakes
Punches - large oval and scalloped oval
Nestie Dies - Classic circle - small , scalloped circle large
Black Memento inkpad
DS  tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 30 ~ Birthday
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes
Created with Love challenges - CWLC 29 ~ Things that fly

Well better go, hubby has woken up and is wandering around (LOL, he's gone back to bed now)
So thanks for popping in and to those of you who take the time to leave me a comment, they are much appreciated!
Take Care,

Monday, February 18, 2013

Time for a Kiss - MIM#128

Welcome to a new week and the start of a new Linky Party at Make It Monday. Wonderful entries last week and we are hoping to see lots more this time around.  Congrats to Loz as our featured artist and also to Jenny as our winning commenter.
As our regulars would have noted our talented Lisa has had to cut down on her DT load and has left our wonderful team so we will be having a DT call so if you are interested we would love to hear from you!!!

 If you would like to be considered for a position on the team please put DT beside your name when you link you project this week.

This week we are being sponsored by Bugaboo, who make such wonderful images for all occasions. I was lucky enough to be able to work with these cute bears
Our youngest son is getting married in June so thought this might be appropriate.
Here is what I came up with......

Front of card- oops just realised that one of the "S" letters is upside down. AAAGGH!!!
I've now ripped it off, wrecked the paper and having to do the whole front of the card again.
I've deleted the old photo and here is the new one with the S around the right way. Much better, LOL

 Inside of card
SU Poppy Parade for the card base and circles
White card from stash
DP is from Heidi Grace Designes
Nestie Dies - Classic Circles, large and small
Chipboard word Kiss - this was a yucky dirty looking fawn colour so I coloured it with one of my red Copic markers 
Image is Wedding Bears from Bugaboo
Copic Markers
DS Roller Tape 
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Card Mania - CMC#14 - This love that I'm feeling.....
My Grafico Challenges - #144 ~ Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody - Challenge #14 ~ Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Use Red and/or Pink
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #131 ~ Love or Valentines
Crafty Calender Challenge - Love and Marriage
Little Claire's Challenges - Challenge #30 ~ Love and Romance

We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps!  Everyone loves these fun and sweet digis!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   atTotally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug

Bugaboo Stamps are offering a very generous prize of winner's choice of 7 single digis!

Time for my POTW

It was again very difficult to choose out of the many wonderful creations but this week I am showcasing this beauty from Fiona at Fiona's Creative World

Such a sweet image and gorgeous backing paper. Thanks for sharing this with us Fiona.

Now it's once again your turn to tempt our creative taste buds and add your wonderful creations to the challenge blog - Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

80th Birthday card for Noel

Hi everyone, I hope you a having a relaxing weekend. We had an 80th birthday lunch to go to today. I got up a bit late and by 10:30 a.m. wondered where hubby had got to as he was already gone when I got up. He likes to go to garage sales on Saturday mornings. I rang him and found out he was actually working. We were supposed to be at the lunch by noon and we had to travel about 40 mins or so to get there. Well, he didn't get home till nearly 1 p.m so we were really late leaving. By the time we got there people were about half way through their meals and the only seats left were with some of the older people who I did not know and hubby likes to wander around talking to friends, so ended up sitting  there with strangers for half of the time!!!
We left there and were headed for a picnic by 4p.m. organised by the church. We found the place and nobody was there. A couple of minutes later a Polish couple turned up and we decided to go and find a place to set up and met another couple, Chinese this time and they couldn't speak any English!!! We ended up ringing the lady that organised the picnic and found out they had cancelled due to hot weather and also the park was half closed due to major reconstruction. Trying to tell the Chinese people that didn't work but we all left anyway. I'm not sure how they got there, but by the time we walked back to our car they were nowhere in sight. Oh well, we headed back home, hubby had a sleep as he'd been up early and I watched a bit of tv and then ended up having a lie down after he got up because I ended up with a headache. An interesting day!!!!
I forgot to make Noel's card earlier so it was very last minute and I ended up using a card that I made with Shirley last year I think. It was a card made from a kit and fairly basic so I added an image, the number 80 and a couple of diecut pieces for the inside. I also sponged around the circle I punched and around the edge of the card with SU close to cocoa ink - I wrote on the card so didn't bother to scan it.
So.... here is the finished card.

The image is from Make It Crafty and I coloured it with Copic Markers and fussy cut it out.

Well better head off to bed, Thanks for stopping by.
Take Care,

Friday, February 15, 2013

Kitten playing in the grass

Hi again, babysat the grandchildren today, so a quick trip out to have coffee with friends - I had to drop off a magazine to Shirley as I forgot to take it with me to craft on Tuesday. The kids and I popped into the cheap shop to buy a couple of crafty bits and pieces and then to the supermarket for lunch ingredients and a few other groceries.
A chat with Mum on the phone after I put Isaac to bed and then some cardmaking with Layla, she wanted to finish her card she started on Monday. I should take pics of them but I keep forgetting to do it and she takes them home to put in her box that I bought her to store her card stash in. Her first Get Well card, LOL.
The concerts in the park that the council put on have started this month on Friday nights so my friend, Fran and I went. We had barbeque tea there put on by one of the charities and then sat back and listened to the band. Easy listening music which got better towards the end when they did a bit more swing style and the leader (a man) sang. The only woman they had in the group played two different instruments and also sang but she was not good!!!
It was late when I got home (hubby decided to go into town to the Fringe Festival parade and got home about 20 mins later than me) so relaxed a bit and then got stuck into finishing off a DT card and also the card I am sharing tonight.
Here is what I came up with.....

Front of Card

 Inside of card
SU Early Espresso cardstock for the cardbase (top fold)
DP are both from scrap stash
White card stock from stash
SU Certainly Celery and Kiwi Kiss also from scrap stash (circle on inside is same green just scanned different for some reason!)
Nestie Dies - Classic Circles, large and small
Sentiments from 2 sets of clear stamps - Kanban stamps and
Fiskars scallop border punch
Image is a freebie from Sleikje
Copic Markers
Memento black ink
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers  - Fly, Fly Butterfly
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #154 ~ Pets

Thanks for stopping by and welcome also to a new follower.  Please leave a comment if you pop in, it's nice to know you've been.
Take Care,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Going for a ride in my car ~ Vroom, Vroom

Hello from sunny (hot) Adelaide, another very warm day today, I had a quiet morning at home, did some washing, talked to my Mum. Hubby went off to work early and then came back home not long after, they wanted him to start work at 4.30 p.m and work late, so he had the day off. He did some jobs around the house and registered a couple of our vehicles too. That was good now I don't have to do it.  I had a quick lunch with a friend, grabbed some afternoon tea and headed over to Jane's for our Thursday craft group. Four of us today as our friend Joyce was off having some hydrotherapy to help with her leg muscles.
Went out and met friends for tea at the hotel, our middle son came too and then I headed off to church choir practise. There is a "Fringe" festival being held in and around town over the next week or so and there is a street parade tomorrow night so it took me longer to get home as they were setting up and blocking off roads so traffic was reduced to one lane.
My card for tonight was started earlier today but I only finished it about an hour ago and have been playing Scramble with a friend on my phone so LOL, just getting to come and write up my post.
Here is my card......(oops forgot to put a diecut on the inside so will be back later with another pic of that)

Front of card

SU Night of Navy cardstock for the cardbase
SU Old Olive cardstock for matte and small strip
DP from WeRMemory Keepers 6"x6" paper stack ~ Travel light
Image is a freebie from Sliekje
Sentiment was also a freebie from a clear stamp set with a magazine
Chipboard button from Francheville - Escapade
Twine from stock
Copic Markers
Foam Dots
DS tape roller

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

That's it for me, off to the land of NOD, thanks for stopping by - I'd love it if you would drop me a line to let me know you've been.
Take Care,

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Furry Friendship with 2 Cute Ink -The Perfect Sentiment Challenge

Hey everyone,  it's time for a new challenge at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog,
This time we are being sponsored by 2 Cute ink and the winner will receive 3 Free Digis. So come on and join in the fun.
The Theme for this week is Furry FriendshipPSC66 - Create a card that includes an animal image and friendship sentiment. Sentiment must be on the front of your card. 
The DT were lucky enough to pick out a digi to play with and I chose this one called  Puppy love 
and here is the card I made with it....

Front of card

Inside of card
SU Garden Green cardstock for the cardbase
White cardstock from stash
DP from Craftworks Scrapbooking 8x8 Paper Stack
Paisley Paper is a piece from my scrap stash
Image is Puppy Love from 2CuteInk
Sentiment is from Kaisercraft clear stamp set - Just Because
Flower from Cre8tiv
Nestie Dies - Label One and Scalloped Label One
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Challenges - ODBDSLC 142 ~ Animals
Through the Craftroom Door - TTCRD Feb 12-18 ~ Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - It's all about the Eyes
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #134 ~ Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Nana Vic's 2nd Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Okay pop by the Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful DT cards and then get those creative juices flowing and show us what you can creative. Looking forward to visiting and checking out some of the entries.
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

O Little Town of Bethlehem 2013

I had a full day today, starting off with a craft session at my friend Shirley's. Just me today as my usual crafting buddy Fran was off on a caravaning holiday with her hubby. They got home today. Shirley and her hubby Doug shouted me some lunch, I bought myself a t-shirt that was reduced and then headed over to catch up with Mum for a while. We talked and also looked through a clothing catalogue. I'm after a dress to wear to my son's wedding in Vietnam in June. Weddings there are nothing like our traditional services I am told so I am not 100% sure what to wear. We will be going to Emma's home on the morning of the wedding, then sometime they go somewhere else and sign documents and then at night there is a big reception. So maybe I need two outfits?
I was supposed to go to choir tonight but have been feeling a bit off, so stayed home. So I will get on and share with you the card I made and then head off for some much needed sleep!!!
Here it is.......

Burgundy and White cardstock from stash
DP from Kaisercraft paper pad
Image was a free digi from Crafting with Jack with entry to challenge
Nestie Die- Large classic circles
EK Border Punch
Copic Markers
DS Roller tape
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lady Anne's Challenges - Christmas Progressive Challenge 2
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge #11 - Scallops ( I've used a row on the outside and also on the inside, LOL, they don't show much but they are there!)

Gotta go, my head is starting to reel a bit so need that sleep. have to teach class tomorrow and also babysit so need to get up running in the morning.
Thanks for stopping by and also for leaving me some wonderful comments. Ooops, forgot to add a warm welcome to a couple of new followers, Marie and Tania.  Hope you find something to interest you here.
Take Care,

Monday, February 11, 2013

MIM #127 Faerie Wishes with Little Miss Muffet

Hello - welcome to my blog, it's again time for a new Linky Party to start at Make It Monday.  The DT enjoyed popping in to your blogs and checking out your fab creations and we're looking forward to another bevvy of beauties this week!!! Congrats go to Marie as our featured artist and to Billie for being the winning commenter.
We have a new sponsor this week and the DT got to play with some cute images. Mine is a delightful little fairy named  Rosealba Faerie .
I made a circle rocker card. I bought a new die cutting machine that takes A4 size and have finally been able to use the Spellbinders Grand Circle Nestabilities that I bought about a year ago.  I bought two packets of dies on e-bay for the price of one and have been tossing up whether to just resell or buy a machine big enough to use them. The machine won out in the end!!!
Here is my creation.....

and the inside...

SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock
SU Garden Green
White cardstock from stash
DP is Little Sprout Collection - Meadow
Image is  Rosealba Faerie from Little Miss Muffet
NestieDies - Grand Circles , Wavy Rectangles
Tag Punch
Heart shaped eyelet (you can't see this, it's behind the tag and I used this to tie on the ribbon and the tag)
Small green eyelet on tag
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment from a freebie set of stamps ( it was one long stamp and I inked half at a time to get it on two lines)
Memento Black inkpad
Copic Markers
DS tape roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #13 ~ Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #150 ~ Anything Goes
Pile It On - Challenge #6 ~ Shaped Cards
Brown Sugar - Challenge #28 ~ Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Metal ( I've used two eyelets -there's one hiding behind the tag, a little purple heart shaped one)

Our sponsor this week......

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Little Miss Muffet will be offering our winner
3 digis of their choice!


 I did it again, LOL. I've chosen two entries from last week to showcase as POTW

 This first one is by Lorraine over at Mrs. B's Blog and you can see a couple of other cards that she has made with the same image. Isn't it a lovely image!!!

My second choice is by Joann at Castlepark Designs and you can see her creation here


Time for you all to share your wonderful creations, so head over to the Make It Monday blog and get involved in the New Linky Party.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Colour Red - Gingerloft DT Card

It's been a fortnight since my last DT card for Gingerloft and today sees the start of a new challenge. The theme for this fortnight is the "Colour Red"  Valentines seem to be a popular theme at the moment,  but your creation can be for any occasion as long as it follows the colour theme.
For my card I chose to combine an image from Cuddly Buddly Lillyboo and one from Gingerloft Designs.
Here is what I came up with.....

Front of card
inside of card:

Black, Red, White and Pink cardstock all from stash
Images: girl from  Cuddly Buddly Lilyboo
Hearts and words (To My Valentine)from Gingerloft Designs
With love is a clear stamp from Kanban
Nesties: Decorative Label Eight and Label Eight
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Bling from stash

I am entering this into the following:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #130 ~ Hearts
A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge 66 ~ Hearts/Valentine
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge 193 ~ Valentines
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Challenge ~ Affairs of the Heart
Speedy Fox & Friends - Challenge 146 ~ Love
Word Play Saturday 2 -  Word theme is "Balloons

Okay it's now your turn to show us your creations, Can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Thanks for stopping by and for all the comments left for me to read. They are much appreciated.
Take Care,

Friday, February 8, 2013

An Elephant in Love

The weekend is again here, the older I get, the faster time seems to go!!! I babysat two of our grandchildren today, popped out to buy a few groceries and get some prescriptions filled at the chemist. Layla made a really pretty card (which she forgot to take home, so may share it with you tomorrow)
I had a chat with Mum on the phone for a little while and also got one DT card made and am thinking about another one, LOL. (I had better get a move on it has to be in shortly. )
Decided to veg out in front of the tv tonight and then decided to make something to share on the blog.
Here it is....

All cardstock from stash
Sentiment from a clear set of stamps by Kanban - Wooly Bears ~ Isobel
Elephant from clear set of stamps - Paper Xtra
DP from Cre8tiv
Nestie Die- Labels Twenty-three
Flowers from stash
Fiskars border punch (used on the sentiment)
Brad from stash
Foam Dots
DS roller tape

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge Theme ~ I'm in the mood for Love
Ooh la la - Love Story

Thanks for stopping by and also for the wonderful comments left for me.
Take Care,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I Heart You -Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC65

Hello again, this is my first post as a DT over at Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog and the theme this week is the Colour of Love
Apologies if my post hasn't coincided with the challenge blog, I thought it was supposed to go on later tonight. I will have to have another look and work it out properly. I also apologise that this is a bit rushed as I was planning on typing this up tonight but am now squeezing it in before I have to go out. Lucky I checked the blog!!!
Well I will get on and share with you....

SU Melon Mambo cardstock for the basecard
White card from stash for mattes and sentiment and leaves
SU Pink Pirouette Cardstock for die cut
Images are from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps - School girl and I Heart You Saying and heart
Dies: Olive branch - Cheery Lyn Designs and Doily Die from Couture Creations - Tranquil Lace
Border Punch from Fiskars
Flowers from stash
Brads from stash
Copic Markers
DS tape
Foam Dots
I am entering this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #128 ~ Pink and Red
Milk Coffee - Valentine's Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #255 ~ Love Struck

Well I hope you've enjoyed my first DT card and will come and join in with the challenge at Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog
Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Robyn's Fetish - so get your creative hats on and join in the fun!!!

Hugs, Sandy

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Coffee & Friends

I have a new follower, Welcome! I hope we get to catch up on each other's work from time to time.
I got up early this morning and rushed around getting all the goodies I needed to teach an origami box to my class today and then headed out a bit earlier to go to Lincraft as there was a Big Shot advertised cheap and I thought I might get it. I also had to be at a certain place between home and craft to pick up my grandson, so was a bit pushed for time. I got to the shop about 5 mins before it opened and was the first customer. I thought instead of wandering around looking for it, I would just ask. I was not impressed when I got told it was an on-line offer only!!! They had limited stock and I thought I would be out of luck by the time I got home in the afternoon. Little Isaac and I had lunch, I put him to bed for a sleep and then hopped on the computer and thought I would just check. I clicked on purchase and it all went through so you gotta be lucky sometimes.
We had corned beef for tea tonight and just like last week, when I cooked the roast, I got a text message from hubby to say he was going to be late. One of our sons rang up about 7p.m. asking what we were having for tea as he was supposed to have band practise and that fell through but his wife had already made arrangements to go out for the evening (LOL to get away from the noise! probably) so he and I ate together and hubby arrived home about 5 mins after Ryan had left. LOL, our youngest son was here for the roast last week because some plans he had also fell through.  We are very convenient for meals aren't we, LOL.
Well better stop chatting and get on and share the card I've made tonight.

SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock for basecard and mattes
Cream cardstock from stash ( I've had this several years, slowly used the 100 sheets up!)
Orange and white polka dot DP from SU
Image and sentiment are from clear stamp set by Technique Tuesday called Coffee Talk
Black Mementon inkpad
Scalloped square punch
Copic Markers
Glue roller

I am entering this into the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week 145 ~ Just For You My Friend
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Twist of Faith Card Challenges - Challenge #23 ~ Favourite scripture/inspirational verse

Thanks for stopping by.
Take Care,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Floral card - Triple Time Stamping

Hi and welcome to my blog, if you're visiting I hope you find something here to interest you. I did my usual things for a Tuesday, spent time with Shirley and Fran making cards, a quick lunch out and then  home to do a bit of laundry. Quite hot today so got everything dry even though the last load didn't make it out to the clothes line until about 6 p.m.
Our youngest daughter popped in to show me a couple of new pages in her scrap book and ended up staying for a bit of tea. I had choir tonight but got there about 10 mins late, came in on the last of the vocal warm ups.  I drop a friend home, so I didn't arrive back here until about 10:30 p.m.
I've spent some time on the computer and then sat down and made this card to share. A technique I first saw at my friend Jane's and then I saw that it was the theme for one of the challenge blogs, so.... watched the video tutorial and then had a go.
Here is what I made......

Front of card (I haven't had time to do the inside yet)

Black Card Stock from Stash
White Card Stock from Stash
SU Pumpkin Pie inkpad
SU Certainly Celery Inkpad
Sentiment and Flower from SU set Love and Care
Heart Charm from Stash
Ribbon from Stash

LOL, I certainly did a good job of shopping my stash today. No new items and all of these ones I've had for quite a while too!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
The pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog - February challenge #19 ~ Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenges - Challenge #144 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today
Take Care,

Monday, February 4, 2013

MIM#126 Drummin' with Kenny K

Don't the weeks seem to be getting shorter? It's again time for another Linky Party over at Make It Monday. As usual, you can share anything you want and even maybe share an older post.
Congrats go to Helen as our featured artist and to Jackie C as the winning commenter. Hope you enjoy your prize.
We are being sponsored by the wonderful Kenny K this week and the DT got to play with some fab images. I chose "Buggin Drummer" as I have a son that plays in a band - He drums but also plays some guitar. I decided to try out making this cubed container using CD cases and I will put it away and give it to him for his birthday (not until August, LOL but it's done now, yeah!!!)
A bit heavy on photos this time as I want to show all 4 sides of the cube.

This is the main panel featuring Kenny K's drummer- you can sort of see from this one that it is a cubed box.
There is a thick cardboard base on the bottom to hold it in shape and you could probably keep lightweight objects inside.

The next 3 pictures show the other sides of the cube(sorry it took me ages to get these photos because of the glare on the plastic, I hope you can see them okay)

 This one used the sentiment and guitar stamps from a little stamp set called Rock On by Technique Tuesday.
I stamped it on the paper and then again onto some card, fussy cut it out, coloured it and 2D it on to the original image.

Packet of CD cases (the thicker ones)
Black cardstock from Stash
DP from Kaisercraft Paper Pad - Rewind Collection (cut the little circles out from this pack too)
Nestie Dies - Labels Twenty-three and Grommet Tags
Celebrate stamp was from a freebie set with a magazine
Red gems from stash
Copic Markers
Blue inkpad from SU

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #13 ~ Anything Goes
Catch the Bug challenge blog - February Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 214 ~ Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - 94 ~ Anything Goes
Lady Annes's Challenges - Anything Goes

Now to our wonderful sponsor -

We are SUPER excited to welcome a brand new sponsor this week
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The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world.  His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at

Kenny K are offering our lucky winner 

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of their choice!!

POTW TIME - you all make it terribly hard to choose each week!

I've again chosen two entries from last week - The first one is this unusual shaped tag card from Birgit and you can see more pics on her blog  Cards R Fun   ( I want to try this one out, but will have to work out the folding myself - I think I've got it!)


The second one is this lovely Australiana card made by Margaret and you can see and read about it on her blog  Em's Paperdaze

 Hope you pop in to the rest of the DT to see their inspirational cards for this week and also to see if you've been featured on their blogs.
Now we would love to see some more of your wonderful creations so let's get  LINKY!!!!!

Thanks for stopping in and I would love it if you left a comment so I know you've popped in,

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