Friday, September 18, 2015

Pawsitively awesome

I brought some new water colour pencils and decided to colour up this cutie and her dog.  As you know by now I've never stuck to conventional colours.  With all these new stamp and die sets, it makes it easy to leave out the fussy cutting.  I love it.

She's going into the challenge on  #223 Fun with Puns

SU - clouds embossing folder
Memory Box dies, - Wide open spaces studio
washi tapes
MFT - You have my Heart stamp and die set
Derwent Inktense pencils

Happy Days

Howdy wonderful peoples,

I apologize for not getting onto my challenges.  The weeks are flying by real quick and before I know it, I've missed the deadline for them.  I'm finding that I've got some many ideas floating around and not coming out like I want them to whether its colour, theme or just too hard box.

Here's my take on the challenge on

Paper Tray dies - Sunrise
Memory Box dies - happy, hot air ballon, Wide open spaces studio,
IO dies - birds
Little B dies -  Hot air ballon
Ranger's Alteration alph dies

I die cut the word "happy" 3 times and glued them on top of each other to give some height.  Chalked the sunrise to give it some colour.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mama Bear Love

Ello me lovlies,
I hope your weekend has started with a bang of the awesome kind.  Another simple card using Mama Elephant stamp and die.  The images in this set are so cute and adorable.  I use water colour pencils to colour the image and then a paint brush to blend.  The love was cut using the Memory Box die I have.  Back ground cardstock is from the Prima range.
Going into the challenge

Friday, August 14, 2015

Flowers and Thank U

It's Friday :) and I hope you all have a full on weekend planned or a nice relaxing one.  It's  been crazy with the weather at the moment, Super cold on some days and feeling like Spring the next day.  Nothing like keeping us on our toes.  Here's a super simple card put together for the challenges


Penny Black die - Thank You
Memory Box die -
Washi tape


Hi everyone,
It's hard to choose a special occassion, Christmas is up there as well as Birthdays.  The look of joy when you give that someone a card just made for them is priceless.  This card fits the challenges on  # 257 Your Favorite Occasion

Materials used are Fancy That dies, Marianne die, Spellbinders die, Memory Box dies, stamp saying ??,  Lala Land die, Prima cardstock, Hero arts b/gd manuscript stamp, Momento ink die, IO die.

Have a great day

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bear Hugs

Hello wonderful people
I know I've be AWOL for a long time.  I have been crazy busy with family and exercise.  I promise I have been making heaps of cards for other challenges on my FB craft sites.  So apologize for not posting them on here.  So I thought I better start filling up my pages on here and get hopping on to the challenges I love doing here.

Now here's my latest card I did tonight for the challenge over on

I used the stamp and die set from Mama Elephant (Bear Hugs).  The images and sayings are just so adorable and so versatile.  The card stock is from SU, I got a pack of this ds paper from a scrap camp I attended on the weekend gone.  I had so much fun with the ladies laughing and managing to get some cards done.  :)  I chalked the edges of the patterned paper with chalk inks.  Bears were coloured with SU markers and then an aqua brush was used to blend the inks.  Button, straw and glitter paper to finish off the card.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vintage Birthday

You can never have enough Birthday cards lying around.  A nice easy male card already to go.

Challenges are

Clouds embossing folder
Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday die
Cherry Lynn - Vintage Car
Washi tapes

Thinking of You

Ello beautiful people,
Been MIA with so much happening with the family.  I've managed to get a stall at a Sunday market.  The first time was not so good.  The second time round I managed to sell some cards and an old stamp set. Yeahyaaa.  My gf and I thought it would be nice to try and get to the markets once a month and see how we go.
Here's a card I've made that will go nicely into the challenge #34 _ Yellow, Orange & Green

Elizabeth Craft die - Thinking of You
Fancy That die - Bee
Spellbinders - Bloom Four
Die namics - Scalloped border
Washi tape
Little yellow flowers no name die

Sunday, April 19, 2015

U Rock

Morning everyone,
A card I've made for the DT challenge on

I love the images from Tiddly Inks, they are all so cute.

Tiddly Inks stamp
Copic markers
Fancy that dies - bee
Impression Obsession - Tiny rolled flowers, Feathers, Cats
TE - Mini leaves
Spellbinders - Feathers,
Prima - Flowers (3)
TH  Alterations dies - Holiday Greens, Lattice works
MFT  - Joy ride
Couture Creations - Fans of Fantastia

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Love and Hugs

Ladies and Gents,
How are we all??  Can't complain here with a beautiful start to the weekend.  A easy card made with Spellbinder's background die, cutouts are coloured with glitter pens and the words were from Lawn Fawn and Momento Little Yellow Bicycle die.
Going into the challenge on

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Banner B'day

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  We had a lovely weekend spending time at home and enjoying one another's company. This doggie and his birdie friends are my fave stamp atm.  So easy to colour.
going into the challenges on  - Anything goes (no topping)

TE - Paw-some stamp and die
Sizzix - Sweet Day
Tim Holtz, distress markers
Sakura jelly pens
Karl punch

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Prickly hugs

A Very Happy Easter Sunday everyone,
We had a beautiful family day spent in together with the weather being just gorgeous.  Here's a card I think sums up the day perfectly.
The challenge for this card

Lawn Fawn, - hedgehugs
Lawn Fawn, - die set, Scripy hugs
Tim Holtz distress markers
Elizabeth Craft Tree die
SU - trio hearts punch
Ranger Glossy Accents

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Hi everyone,
The weather has turned from Sunny and beautiful to rainy and cool the last couple of days.  Here's a card that's come together better then what I expected.  I wasn't too sure about putting the die onto such a stark backgound, but I love how the colours in the back compliments it perfectly. Going into the challenge on

Spellbinders - Oval Bliss
Sizzix - Borders
Poppy die - Delicate Mum
Lawn Fawn die - Hugs
Dimensional glue
SU - b/ground stamp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Best B'day

Ladies and Gents,

I have to admit I love the colours for this card, fun and cheerful.  I used TE numbers dies to create my background which worked out perfectly to what I was looking for. Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle die; used with Sizzix For the Record2, Documented dies; Elizabeth Craft Birthday die, Pennyblack Best die.  I coloured the cupcake with Copics after using Elizabeth Craft Silk glitter to give that shimmer. Finally washi tape to give the lettering a background border.  "Anything Goes Challenge " no toppings G is for Glitter

Marty's B'day

Hello Beautiful people,
Life is just full on these days and passing by so quickly.  Can you believe the month of March as flown and we're into April.  I was lucky enough to work the craft show last month and boy were we busy for the 3 or the 4 days.  So many new goodies to entice everyone.  I managed to come away with some awesome stuff myself.  I got my hands on this cute stamp set from TE.  Aren't they just too cute...  I got to make this card for a friend turning dirty 30 so he said.  The nite was full of fun and lots of yummy food with super people.

I'lm entering this into the challenge on

Challenge #99 "Animal Magic"

TE Paw-some
Spellbinders Labels 41, Labels 42, Oval Bliss
Fancy That - Bee
TH distress markers
Sakura jelly pens
Aqua brush
Tim Holtz stencil
Prima inks

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Art and H2O colour

Happy Days everyone,
It's Sunday and we've had the extreme of weathers the last 2 days.  Wild winds and hail one day and beautiful sunshine the next day.
For this card I used watercolour paper, Tim Holtz markers to colour the paper and then sprayed it with water to give that lovely blend of colours.  Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz collection stamps _ Captured Moments and a Memory Box Chloe Stem  die and Momento Black ink.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Heart cupcake

Good morning me lovlies
It's Friday and my oh my time flies.  We're on the tail end of January.  I made this card using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28, Sizzix Ornate Labels, Elizabeth Craft sticker, die andmicro glitter, Copics, washi tape, Versamark chalk.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cherry cupcake

It's nearly Friday again.  Another start to the school year begins today.  My baby is now on the tail end of high school.  The house is once again so quiet and strange after having it busy for the last 8 weeks.  Thank goodness the day has started cooler and not like it has been the last couple of weeks being in the high 30's and humidity through the roof.

Some thing different for this card.  I used watercolour paper and spritz it with Dylusion sprays.  Stamped images from Tim Holtz range with Momento ink,  Sentiment was from Elizabeth Craft dies, as well as her cupcake sticker.  I used ds sticker and microfine glitter.  Burnished the image before using Copic markers to colour it in.  Excuse the image, I think my mobile camera has a few etchings making the photos not as clear.

Monday, January 26, 2015


Aussie Aussie Aussie,
Oi Oi Oi
Well Mother Nature has certainly done us proud.  It's hot, humid and the sun is out in full force.  Why and I sitting out in the scorching hot room while the family pooch is chillaxing in the air con.  Mad I tell myself.  Oh to see all the wonderful new stuff from CHA 2015, I've started my wishlist.!!!

I've used washi for my border, a die from Sizzix Ornate Labels, IO leafy branch and the tiny rolled flowers. SU markers was used for the embossed parts of the tag.  Some gold alphabet stickers to spell out mum.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

U Rock Mum

Greetings one and all,
I'm still trying to keep with the theme of Mother's Day cards to be sent to our troops.  A little bit different for this card.  I used Memory Box stencil with some texture paste for the background, A MFT Scallop border die and UROCK.  Marianne dies for the floral arrangement, IO butterfly, SU small butterfly, Dylusion inks, Versa mark chalk inks, and finally Fancy That alphabet dies.

Hearts for Mum

Hi all,
Please excuse the blurry pic, the mobile doesn't seem to like the coulours.  A very simple card using a 6 x 6 heart pattern stencil, Colorbox Chalk inks to colour the hearts in.  A SU sentiment for the banner.  A Karl round corner punch.  The background of the banner  was done with Dylusion inks.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dream wings

Hello me lovlies,
I love these sweet Whimsy Stamps (Wee - Sweet Sparkle), I coloured her with Copic pens and used a little clear Wink of Stella on the wings to give it a little sparkle. The embossing folder is by Spellbinders and a little lace netting.  Dream die ( I'm sorry, but can't remember the company that made it.)  #228 Embossing  #94 Things with Wings  #199 Cheer Up  #35 Flowers

Mother's Day 4

Hi everyone,
The last couple of days have seen massive rain and floodings on the roads.  Lots of detouring to get to your chosen destination.  I think this cards come out better then what I hoped for.  I used a grey bazzill, Spellbinder's Bloom Four using paint sample cards, candi brads and the Bee was a Fancy that die.  A variety of washi tapes for the back ground.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

4 Mother 2

Good arvo ppl,
Hope your all having an awesome week.  The weather has been pretty good this week with only a couple of days with super high humidity. The rain has certainly brought the temperature down which is a blessing.   I'm either super on time for my challenges or just a day late. Still trying to build up my Mother's day cards to send to the troops.
Here's a very simple one made with Spellbinders Vines of Passion die, I just used the insert so the heart wasn't cut out.  SU corner and heart punch with the sentiment.  Washi tape, bow coloured with Brilliance ink and some sequins to finish it off.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

B'day Digger

Hey everyone,
Hope we get to see rain soon.  It's just redonculous with this heatwave.  I've stamped this cute TE digger with Momento ink and coloured it with SU water colour crayons using the Tim Holtz fine paint brush.  The background is a Couture Creations embossing folder and some washi tape for the embellishment.  Used a little glitter gelly pen for the rim of the wheels and the window of the digger too.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just 4 mum

Happy Saturday everyone
Boy is it a stinker, the temperature is high 30s and the humidity is up there as well.  Pretty happy with the outcome of this card.  Some days keeping it simple taxes the brains more I reckon.

I've used a SU 5 petal punch and a Fancy That rolled rose die for the flower, pre-cut leaves with a washi tape for the ribbon.  A SU sentiment with me using a corner rounder and a SU heart punch.