Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sexy B'day

Hi everyone,
A little left field for me here.  Been trying to add more embellishment without being too much.  I thing I've managed to get the right balance here.  - Whimsy Challenge 78 - Anything goes.

Spellbinders dies - Lace Hearts, Foliage
Fancy That dies -  French flourish 7, Petite rollled flower 2, sm scalloped rose, mini Papier blossom
Elizabeth Craft dies - Happy Birthday
Marianne dies -
SU - butterfly dies
Courture Creations die
Kenny K stamp
Copic pens
Prima stencil
Tattered Angels glimmer mist

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas tags

Hi everyone,
I was asked to make some Christmas tags for someone this year.  I decided not to stick to just traditional colours and themes and use what was in my treasure chest of goodies.  I know not all the tags have strips on them only just one in this picture.  So apologise for that.  - must use stripes

Fancy that
Courture  Creations
washi tapes
SU ds paper (retired)

Xmas tree

Hey everyone,
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  Just a simple card for the challenge on

Marianne die - tree
rub on sentiment.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Singing thank you

Hey Hey Hey,
Spring is mighty hot this year.  We've managed to hit mid 40's and we're not even in summer yet.  Good thing for solar power and air con.  The dog certainly loves it.  I'm trying to do more Copic colouring with all the stamps I've got around in my stash.  Going into the challenge on

Tiddly Inks free stamps and embossing folder
Penny Black die - thank you
Fancy that  die
IO - Butterflies; tiny rolled flowers, Leafy sprig
Little B dies - bouquet
SU - embossing folder
Pearl cardtock
Copic pens

Have a gr8 day

Feather thanks

Hello one and all,
Less then 30 days till Christmas, scary thought.  Life is moving at a fast fast pace.  End of school year, graduation, work parties, blah blah blah.  I've picked a few new dies from the last craft show and here and there sales.  I'm trying to work with feathers, I think this card came out ok.  It's going into the challenge on

Sizzix - Gift Card Box Embellishments
IO - feathers
Lindy Stamp Gang flat fabios
Prima card stock

Have a gr8 day

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hey hey hey,
Hope your all doing wonderfully in blog land.  I've been busy with card creation here, just haven't been able to post pics.  Well I must admit I'm not sure about the fascination of feathers but have scummed to buying a set or 2 to have a play with.  So for my 1st of many feathered creations I think it's turned out beautifully.  They meet the requirement of the challenges I'm entering

Fancy That die - Bee
Impression Obsession die - feathers
Spellbinders - Circle die
SU ds paper - retired
pearl and glitter cardstock
rub on

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hi everyone,
Long time no see.  Life is just running away with end of the year family stuff, work and exercise.  I've still been playing with all my lovely goodies, just haven't had a chance to do the challenges on my to do list.  So hopefully I'll be able to get some more cards done before the end of the year.

Here's a card done with a new Memory Box die I got from the last craft show.  I've now realised to make it easier you need the solid background die, so much easier then to fill in the little gaps.  Washi tape used as ribbon and rubon sentiment.

Memory Box die - Zinnia Bouquet, Zinnia Bouquet background
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 28
hand made paper
glitter,  & pearl cardstock
Washi tape

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Good arvo all
Time once again has flown by and we're at the start of a new week.  A simple card I've made that fits the challenge on

I've used Chevrons, White and Twine

Sizzix die - borders
Penny Black die - thank you
SU - twine

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thinking of you 3

Good Morning all,
It's been a few weeks since my last post.  Crazy with family and life and trying to keep up with all family members needs and wants.  Managed to make this card with just the right piece of paper in the stash.  The off white background was recycled paper I maded many years ago.  Might have to get the old equipment out again and have another go.    It's going into the challenge

Memory Box die - Branch
Talyored Expression - Vases
Penny Black die - Saying
SU - Butterflies embosslit

Monday, June 23, 2014


The week has started off with a  beautiful sunny day but a little on the cool side.  Maybe I should get out of my shorts and put some socks on.  Even after exercising the chill from sweaty clothes doesn't help.  Ohhh well no rest for the wicked.
I've used a stencil to embossing my main background and then used Colorbox chalk, SU markers to colour in the flowers.  A velvet ribbon, some bling, glitter pens to highlight the flowers.  Taylored Expressions tall and skinny alphabets for the saying.  This card is going into the challenge on

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bike this way

Spent a lovey arvo at my parents helping them in the garden loosening up the soil for planting.  Carrying a buckets of rain water to all the plants and having them nearby so they don't have to do too much heavy lifting.  Got some new Memory Box Stencils after seeing all those wonder cards on Pinterest.  So here's my take on it.  Had some arrow washi tape which I paired up with a Memory Box bike.  Sizzix die was used to cut out a SU saying.  Memory Box stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the background.  Might just make the challenge on

Up n away

MOrning Everyone
It's been a crazy last couple of weeks working at the craft show, cooking and trying to keep up with exercise as well.  Days have been blurring into each other.  Working at the annual Scrapbook and Papercraft show was just full on.  Only sad part is now I don't get to spend a whole day wondering around the stalls browsing the stands and really taking all the lovely displays.  It's literally hr before opening time if that rushing around making sure you get a lookie at everything.  I did manage to get the things I wanted.
I've rediscoved my embossing folders and come up with new ideas to use my washi tapes as well.  This simple card will do at the challenge on

Fancy That dies - Ballon
Memory Box dies - happy
Darice embossing folder
washi tape

Monday, June 9, 2014

Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo 2014

Hi everyone,
Been working at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo.  This was set up day!!!  One never knows the frantic hustle and bustle until your working the stands.  When you walking in and see all the lovely things beautiful presented!!!   NOW I KNOW...  But have to admit it's all worth the efforts.   It was lovely to see old customers come up and say hello and meet new people as well.  Now for the last day,  gonna be a crackin' time.  You should see the pack up the PACE is even more CRAZY...  8 hours to set up and we're trying to beat the old time of hour and half to pack up and ship to next show....  HAPPY DAYS.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Evening all,
A full weekend of cooking and working at the  Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft expo.  Happy days.  Here's a sample tag I've made to showcase the dies we're selling.  I think it's gonna suit the challenge at

Fancy That dies - Flourishes, rolled flowers, leaves, flower stackz, doily
Julie Nutting doll die
washi tape

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tag n flowers

Hello one and all
It's been a full on last cpl of weeks - cooking demos, trying to organise family, getting the house back in order and putting some samples for the up and coming craft show that's on this weekend.  Here's one of the tags I've made to showcase our lovely dies minus the doll of course. It's going into the challenge on - flowers

Fancy That dies - flourishes, flowers, bee, alphabet, stand
Prima - Julie Nutting die -
My Minds eye cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress markers

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Excavator B'day

Good morning one and all,
I think it's a start to a beautiful day.  The weather temp outside is mild and cool.  The sun is slowly peaking out from the clouds.  Been up before the birds this morning, don't ask me why.  So just sitting here watching the Crossfit finals happening in the US.  Some super fit and strong ppl.
Here's one card nearly made from purely paint samples I've collected.  They do have a lovely glossy finish to it.  Used some shimmer power and on the lettering. Going into the challenges

Elizabeth Craft dies - Circle Accordian dies
Memory Box die - Excavator
Taylored Expression - Tall & skinny alphabets
washi tape
Versa mark
shimmer powder

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lavendar b'day

Morning one and all,
A new start to the week.  My o my - how time flies.
Here's a card I've put together by trying to get more creative with all the stuff I don't use.  I'm sure many of you have the same problem.  You find stuff that's been hidden in the back of the drawer and it seems like Christmas when you re-discover it. - - flowers

Memory Box die
Elizabeth Craft die - Happy Birthday
Spellbinders - Elegant Ovals
Net lacing
pearl and blings

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Morning one and all,
This weekend has been lots of viewing on the Crossfit reginonal finals all over the world watching all these super fit men and women do their workouts.

Well this card came together nicely and fits into a few on the challenges atm.  We've been having to go to the hardware storeBunnings to get stuff for painting the house and I've rediscover paint samples.  Lol so you can guess what happened.  They have a million colours to choose from and I've come across some beautiful metalic paint sample as well.  So this card has some of the samples used for die cuts. Have to admit putting this card was just a fluke when I had the various die cuts lying around on the craft table. going into  #236 - Lace

Elizabeth Craft die - Dream, Flower set 1
Fancy That die - flower stackz, Petite rolled flower 4
Spellbinders- Fantastic Flourish 2, Decorative Labels 28

Friday, May 16, 2014


Hi everyone,
It's been a hectic few weeks all running full speed.  Too many ideas and not enough time to put them all to good use.  Here's a card that I've managed to put together for the challenges  #195 Spring Blossoms

Elizabeth Craft dies -Flower set 1
Fancy That dies -stackz  flowers, Petite rolled flower 4, small Scalloped rose
Spellbinders d'lite- Fantastic Flourish 2
glitter cardstock
bling brad
SU - cardstock
Colorbox chalks

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Hi everyone,
On the weekend I got to do a class doing this lovely shadow box.  We were lucky to have the owner herself Sophie teach the class.  We got to use the beautiful die cuts from her company called Scrapmats.  It was a lovely hr of just sitting there and putting the box together making it more our own.  The word Paris and Eiffel Tower is hidden behind the mannequin.  So this is going into the challenge on

Scrapmatts - Shadow box, wooden die cuts
Brilliance inks
Gelly roll stardust pen
Chevron craft straw
Stamens and rose

Angus' Happy Mother's Day Card

I've been asked by a mate to make a card for his mum.  Lol last year's card considered ok so I thought I'd better pull my socks up and try harder this year.  So a little I've rolled some flowers, die cut a teapot and cup to jazz it up.
Going into the challenge on

Elizabeth Craft die- Oval accordian card, Tea set, Happy Birthday
Fancy that dies - Maiden Hair fern, Small Scalloped rose, Papier Blossom (mini), Flower stackers
Impression Obession die - small flower die
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped oval
Die-version die - Tickled Pink alphabet
glitter cardstock


Hi everyone,
I hope you all are doing well.  I've had to think about this card and where I wanted to go with it.  I think I've got it right.  It's going into the challenge on  May 2 Die Cut Challenge tree

Elizabeth Craft die - tree, Thinking of you
Memory Box die - rabbit
Gorjuss stamp
Colorbox ink
SU markers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Birthday candle

Gotta admit, I don't think I've kept a card so simple.  Colours here don't do it justice.

Elizabeth Craft - Candles die; Presents die, Silky micro glitter
gelly pen
copic pens
Brilliance inks 


Hi di ho neighbours,
Can you believe it's already Wednesday.  What happen to the days.  Have to say we still have warm sunny days which is perfect.  Here's a card I've done trying out Elizabeth Craft silky micro glitter and normal glitter on the bear and the background.  I use Memory Box Chesapeake die for some embellishment and some washi tape as well.  I coloured his nose and muzzle with copic pens.  I should mention how I've started using paint sample cards for this card.  The range of colours is humangous.

So it's going to be entered into the challenge on

Sizzix - Bundle of Joy, Girl
Memory Box dies - Chesapeake; Mansfield frame set negative,
Elizabeth Craft - silk microfine glitter
washi tape, copic

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Happy Sunday everyone,
I've finally gotten a chance to play with the new Elizabeth Craft goodies.
This is going into the challenge on  #192 Lots of sparkles
Monday challenge #134 : Technique - Shake it on

Elizabeth Craft die - candles, Cheers, microfine glitter
embossing folder
Jac paper

Monday, April 21, 2014


Good morning beautiful people,
I can't believe I'm actually up getting ready to go to do a wod on a long weekend.  Must be short a few sausages in the barbie.  So hopeful I get this card into a few challenges this morning since the phone took so long to send to the home comp.  ANZAC is just around the corner and I had this wonderful die.  I hope this fits into the requirements needed on Freshly Made???  Opps another boo boo I think, just realized that Stuck on Sketches might want a machine die cut, I'm sure they'll let me know.
Its going into the challenges on  just realized that I've already got one in on this.  I like this one better.

Memory Box die - Perky Poppy
Elizabeth Craft - Thinking of you
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 28
Kaiser Craft pad - Candy Lane collection
washi tape
Tim Holtz distress inks

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I'm on a roll...
Atm my poor brain is obessed with dies and I love cutting the shapes out.  My poor poor cricut is not being put to good use.  Some times it's just so easy to get the Cuttlebug and cut the shapes out.  Not sure about the colours on this card.  She'll be going into the challenge on

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Resplendent Rectangles
Fancy That die - dancer
Kaiser Craft pad - Gypsy Sisters


Hi everyone
Happy Easter Sunday.
I love how this Memory Box die cuts out the image and gives the negative look to the norm.
Here's one card I've put together which will go into the challenge on

Memory Box die - Wild Blooms
Elizabeth Craft die - Katie Label Pivot card
Die-version die - Compliments
washi tape
Authentic cardstock - Delightful

Friday, April 18, 2014

Just Because

Another card before bed tonite.

Fancy That die - (sorry can't remember the die names)
Stampin Up - stamp, ink
Embossing folder
Foil, glitter cardstock
circle punch

Hello baby boy

Hey everyone
Another card done that's going into the challenge on - Tags and Banners (use both or just one one on your project)

Sizzix - Elephant & Giraffe; Arrows, banners, chevrons & clouds
Fancy That die - alphabet
label die
dylusion ink spray
water colour paper
foil cardstock
glitter paper

Dragonfly Joy

Happy Easter everyone,
Hope you all get to spend some wonderful time with family and friends.
I hope to get more cards done for all the fab challenges out there in blog land these next few days.  I sent a txt to my masseuse telling him that all the hard work he did on my legs and shoulders got lost in a workout that had a 100 wall balls, well at least I had the range of movement to get down into those squats.  Doesn't get any easier I tell you.
I'll be entering this card into the challenge on

Die-namics die - sm scallop circles, double scallop border
Fancy That die - dragon fly, alphabet
Dylusions ink sprays
Authentique Delightful bundle
watercolour paper
glitter cardstock
chalkbox ink