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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ready to Craft!!!

We had rain today, quite heavy for a little while. Our daughter came over about lunchtime and came to my friend Jane's house for craft. She bought her scrapbooking stuff. I did a bit of colouring and then discovered one of my Copic markers is missing - I've had a look for it tonight with no success, so not sure what happened to it. Maybe my grandson hid it in the Duplo, LOL.
Tea out as usual with friends and then I had to go off to church choir rehearsal, first one for this year.
Hubby gone bush again so he can go to his Aunt and Uncle Clearance sale on their farm. I told him not to buy anything!!! She used to do sensus forms and went around to lots of farms and ended up buying lots of antique furniture. I'm not sure why, because all she did with it was to store it in sheds, they have lots of sheds on the farm. Who knows what sort of condition its in now as there would be mice and even possibly termites!
Anyway that gave me some time to make my card after choir. I haven't done the inside yet and need to get some sleep soon as I've got two of the grandchildren coming early in the morning as our son is dropping them off on his way into work instead of our DIL.
So, here's the card......

Yellow card from stash (had this a couple of years)
DP is from SU (I've used both sides)
Image is a Whimsie Doodles image called Crafty lizzie
Sentiment is from Amy Tangerine - Love Struck set
Nestie Die
Copic Markers
Circle Punches 1", 11/8"

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

Thanks to all who leave comments, See you again shortly
Take Care,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine, Be Mine

Welcome to my new followers. Hope you find something here to interest you. I babysat our little grandson today. We popped out to the shop to get a couple of things I needed but otherwise we stayed at home and he played with the Duplo and some trains and cars. He doesn't say a lot, but is just starting to put names and noises to some of his toys.
I decided to cook a roast boned lamb leg that I picked up for half price while I was out. I didn't put it on until nearly 6 p.m and hubby didn't get home till about 9 - 9:15. Our youngest son had come over earlier, so he stayed for tea and we ate about 8pm. Poor Adrian had to reheat his in the microwave, not quite the same as having it fresh from the oven.
If your a regular visitor, you know me, yep, it's very late here in Adelaide and I've just finished my card. I spent several hours earlier in the day trying to make my Make It Monday DT project. It's finished, but had trouble with light reflecting off it so my photos are no good. Will have to try again in natural light tomorrow morning. You'll have to pop back in on Monday to see what I made! I had fun and also a bit of frustration making it, LOL.
So, that brings me on to sharing today's card.
I decided to do a Valentine's card as Valentine's Day is only a couple of weeks away now.

Front of card

Inside of card
Both Red and Pink cardstock from stash
DP is from 6x6 Paper stack - a freebie called Sweet Wishes
Image is from Whimsie Doodles called mailed my heart
Sentiments are from an unmounted set I bought on e-bay last year
Floral embossing folder (not sure of name)
Nestie heart die
Memento black ink pade
Copic Markers
Foam Pads
DS Tape roller

I distressed the edges of the card and paper and ink distressed the inside heart to give it some definition against the same colour background. It looks a bit too pink in the above scan.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenges- Challenge #71 ~ Hearts galore
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 28 ~ Girly
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #100 ~ Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge~ Valentines
Shopping our Stash - Challenge 87 ~ Valentines, Hearts, Love, Red etc
Through the Craftroom Door - Challenge Jan 29 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Challenge #26 ~ Valentines

Thanks for stopping by today and to those who comment I really love reading what you have to say. It's great getting feedback so I can see if I'm getting it right some of the time, LOL.
Take Care,

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teddy Bo Twisted Gift Card/holder

School holidays are over and our oldest granddaughter went back to school today, Layla goes back to Kindy tomorrow and I get to babysit Isaac.
I went to class at Shirleys this morning with Fran and then popped out afterwards to pick up a couple of dies from the craft shop for Shirley. Fran wanted a new vacuum cleaner so we went looking for that as well.
Adrian and I had a quick tea and then I had to rush off as it was the first rehearsal for Adelaide Harmony Choir for the year. New music to be picked up and also purchased and we already have our  performance scheduled starting with singing at a Peace Forum in February.
It is being held at the Football arena in town where they have been building new stands and clubrooms. We will get to see inside. Lots of money being spent on this venue!!!
I hadn't had any time to sit down during the day to make a card so it had to wait until after I got home from choir.
Here is what I made......

Sorry it was a bit hard to edit out the background due to the shape of the card and because my sentiment sticks off the card on both ends!!! I also chopped a little bit of the corners   :(

Front of card

Inside of card- I'm not quite sure what I am going to put in the middle yet... It has a pocket to put a gift card in but I might also make an insert to fit in to write a message on.

SU Night of Navy cardstock
DP (could be SU) not sure
White card from stash
SU Very Vanilla cardstock for the sentiment
Sentiment is from a freebie set of stamps that came with a magazine

I am entering this into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Cards - Challenge #4 ~ Anythings goes / colour twist Blue, cream and/or white (I've used all 3 colours)
The Teddy Bo Challenge Blog - Challenge #47 ~ Birthdays

Time for me to get some sleep, so will say goodnight and hopefully see you tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bird on a cage ~ MIM#125

Oh it's a public holiday here today for Australia Day and I forgot to schedule my post for this morning, so LOL I'm madly typing away so I can share the start of a new Linky Party with you all over at Make It Monday.

Congratulations to  Andrea  for being showcased this week and also to Wendy  as the winning commenter.
This week we were lucky enough to be able to play with some fab digis from the wonderful Meljen's Designs
and this is the one I chose to use.

Front of card

Inside of card
SU Kiwi Kiss for the card base (top fold)
White card from Stash
DP - Prima Marketing 6x6 paper pad ~ Sun Kiss Collection
Nestie Dies - Decorative Labels One
                     Scalloped Labels One
Punches - Small Oval punch
Image is Victorian Bird Cage from Meljen's Designs
Sentiment is from SU - Petite Pairs
White Ribbon from stash (LOL, about 6 years old)
Memento Black inkpad
Copic Markers
DS Tape
Foam Dots

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #12~Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Challenge #46 ~ Lots of Layers
Simply Create Too - Challenge #29 ~ Anything Goes

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!

I've chosen two P'sOTW    the first is by  Sara at  Folded Paper & Printed Pixels and you can find it here

Isn't it cute, love those curls and the fab colours of the flowers


My second choice from the MIM entries is this cutie from Linda at Blue Summer House Designs and you can see it here  ~ isn't this little charachter so adorable!!!


Okay, your turn to dazzle everyone with your fun creations! Can't wait to pop in and see your lovely work.
Let's make this the best and biggest linky party, don't forget you can share older posts as well as new creations.
To be in the chance of winning the fab Meljen's digis you just need to pop over to some of the other entries and leave them a comment mentioning you saw them at MIM. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of being chosen.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Love is in the Air - Gingerloft DT Card

Hi all, it's been a long day. Church this morning and instead of taking 10 mins to get there it took about 25 mins as I had to do a fair sized detour to get into town. They still have the street shut off due to the bike tour. The service went a bit longer than usual  as it was a little boy's first birthday, Mum is Korean and Dad is from Nepal and they have no family here in Australia so they celebrated with the church congregation. It's there custom for each person to get a gift so they gave us all a little hand towel with the little boys name and birthday on it. They then had a bit of a party for him at morning tea and did a traditional little game with him choosing from different items and that would be hopefully something for later on in life. He chose a cotton real and that was meant to depict long life. They also had him choose from some scrolls and these had scripture on them.
I left there and dropped by home to pick up the Baked Pumpkin Cheescake and cream to take to our son's place for a family get together. Hubby left late afternoon to go to a housewarming, I decided not to go as I'm tired and I also had to go next door and water plants for the couple who've gone away for a couple of days. I put their bins out too. Adrian was going to do it, but since I was already there it wasn't hard to drag them out on my way back.
Now I'm just going to veg out in front of the tv for a while. I have my card made, ready to share, so here it is.....  This is my DT card for Gingerloft Challenge, we would love to see you come and join in with the "Love is In the Air" challenge theme for this fortnight.

Front of card.....

Inside of card.....
SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock for basecard
White cardstock from stash
DP is from a packet of scrapbooking sheets I picked up a couple of years ago from a discount shop
Images are both from Gingerloft Digi Stamps
Copic markers
Nestie Die - Labels Eleven
Memory box die - Quinn Flourish (I used part of one diecut)
Sentiment is computer generated and then diecut  using labels eleven
Pearls from stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Avadares Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 ~  Valentine's Day or Love
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #26 ~ Valentine's Day
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge #20 ~ All you need is Love
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 32 ~ Love

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to come and join in the Gingerloft challenge this fortnight.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lollipop Boy Gift/Treat Box

It was Australia Day today, Our youngest son turned up before I was out of bed to borrow the 4 wheel drive to go pick up a car trailer. Back here and loaded the car he bought from a neighbour (not registered) took that back to his place and then back here again to load another car which he took to the scrap metal depot and sold. So yeah two more vehicles gone and now we just have a truck, 4 WD and 2 cars. I don't know why we need all of these, I only drive one of which I am grateful, LOL.
Hubby is still away, so I spent the rest of the day on my own. Sorted out a couple of boxes and managed to dwindle it down to one box, filled up some more room in the recycling bin and put aside some things to take to craft next week to put on the stall to help raise funds for them. Now I just need to remember to take them.
Well I am just in the process of making a cheesecake, yeah, I know I am up late, I didn't feel like making it earlier and I won't have time in the morning.
So better get a move on and share my make for today.
Another project to put in my class lessons this term.

Brown card from stash
SU Pumpkin Pie
DP from Crafters Choice 12x12 - Primary Basics
Image is from  Dearie Dolls - Boy with sucker
Sentiment is from When The Scrap Hits The Fan
Copic Markers
Ribbon from stash

I may add some challenges when I get a bit extra time,

Thanks for dropping in,
Take care,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Catch of the Day

To all the Aussies, Happy Australia Day. Enjoy your long weekend!!!
I had the three grandchildren today and Layla wanted to make a card within 5 minutes of arriving. I showed her my card from yesterday, and she said that was what she wanted to do to. I printed her off an image and she got stuck into her colouring. I didn't get a pic of it this time but it has gone proudly home to store away in her card box for future use!
Our daughter came over again today to do a bit more scrapbooking and finished off another couple of fab layouts.  I made my MIM DT card for next week. Hubby left mid morning to head off to the Mallee to do a bit of maintenance on the little house we have there. There was something wrong with the water pump so no water going into the house. He rang tonight and he has fixed it and is working for the time being.
I sat down after watching a bit of tv and came up with this card, again using one of the images from Scrapping Memories.
Here's the card.....

Front of card

Inside of card
SU Night of Navy Cardstock
White cardstock from stash
DP are both from Kaisercraft - 6x6 paper pad ~ Hunt & Gather
Sentiment is from the same paper pad
Image is from Scrapping Memories
Copic Markers
Bling from stash
Nestie die - Curved rectangles
Foam Dots
DS Tape

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

Thanks for popping in and to those who comment I always enjoy reading what you have to say.
Take Care,

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Blast

It's that time of the evening again when I sit down and share my card for today. It's been quite hot again today. Our youngest daughter came over and spent some time scrapbooking with some of her siblings childhood photos and delving into my stash to use on her layouts.
Adrian and I had our usual dinner out with friends at the hotel and then stopped off at their place for a coffee before coming home.
I bought some digis from  Scrapping Memories on their 80% off sale and I've used one of my card tonight.
Here it is.......

SU Brocade Blue for the basecard (as usual the scans show different from outsidie to inside - the inside is more the colour card but the front one is better for the DP colour! You just can't win, LOL)
DP is from a small scrapbooking kit that I bought years ago from a discount shop.
Digi is from Scrapping Memories
Sentiment is from There She Goes - Out of this World - clear stamp set
Nestie - Labels Eleven
Memento Black inkpad
Copic Markers

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
(back later)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a wonderful day,
Take care,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CAS Sentiment card

Hello again, another day over. It's been a quiet one here at home during the day. Our youngest daughter and her boyfriend dropped in for a quick visit after being out for a meal.  It's been warm again today but didn't really need the air con again until late afternoon. Hubby had an early start this morning and when I did the dishes and put the casserole dish away in the cupboard, I found a wrapped package. He had put the cold meat from the fridge into the pantry cupboard when he put the foil wrap away, LOL. It must have been in there about 6 hours before I found it - not sure that it is any good for eating now!!!
I made my card in a CAS style tonight and here it is........
Oops, I made this for the challenge over at The Perfect Sentiment and it has already closed!!! I should have checked this morning. Oh well...

It's funny usually the inside of the card doesn't show the right colour but this time it is the front of the card that is too bright!!! and the inside that is more true to colour.

Front of card - base card is navy (white bit showing around edge is just because I didn't want to chop the bow off in the scanned pic)

  Inside of card
SU Night of Navy cardstock for the card base and matte
SU Whisper White cardstock  for matte and diecuts
Die cut on front is Spellbinders Frame One
Inside die cut is Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Sentiment is from SU Trust God clear stamp set
Memento black inkpad
White ribbon from stash (had this a long time - maybe about 6 years)
Foam dots.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #43 ~ Anything but Square
Papertake Weekly - Challenge ~ Tie up your loose ends
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge - Challenge 86 ~ Use Your Oldest Ribbon (about 6 years old)
Creative Creations Challenges - Challenge #2 ~ Keep it Simple

Well thanks for stopping by today I better be heading off to get some sleep,
Take Care,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Classic Car with Die Cuts

Hi from Adelaide. It's been warm again today. Our main road at the top of the street was blocked off due to the Tour Down Under bike race. I saw the cyclists last year, but this year I was at Shirley's place for craft. It took Fran and I a bit longer to get there not sure whether people were taking alternate routes to get where they were going but it probably put another 10 mins or so on our trip.
Fran dropped me off just after lunch and I spent the rest of the day pottering around the house, doing a bit of laundry and getting some blog commenting done and finishing off a DT card for Sunday.
I made a casserole for tea and we had some of our nectarines which I had stewed. They are yummy!
We watched a bit of television and than sat down to make my card for today.
Here it is......
Card is made using die-cut image and sentiment

Front of Card

Inside of card.... This is showing red, but it is actually burgundy!!!!

Burgundy cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Kaisercraft - 61/2 x61/2 pad ~ On The Move
Nestie Die - Wonky Rectangles
                 -  Sprightly Sprockets
Die cut car and sentiment are also from Kaisercraft ~ On the Move collectables

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Unstampabelles Challenge - Challenge #19 ~ Use one or more dies
Cards for Men - Challenge 2 ~ Transport
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #122 ~ Wheely Good - show wheels on your creation

That's it from me tonight,
Thanks for popping in and for your wonderful comments too.
Take Care,

Monday, January 21, 2013

MIM#124 - Yee-Haw

It's Monday and time for a new linky party over at Make It Monday. Lots of fantastic entries last week, hope you managed to get to pop into some of the blogs and see them up close and leave some comments too. Congratulations go to Lotta as the featured artist and also to Janice as the winning commenter.

We are very excited to have again our fun sponsors Bugaboo Stamps!  Everyone loves these fun and sweet digis!  
I got to use this little cowboy image and enjoyed colouring him up with my Copic Markers.
Here's what I did with him.

This first pic is a scanned image

and this one was taken outside - not a wonderful photo but best I could do at the time!

SU Chocolate Chip cardstock - I made a vertical Z card and made a little stand for the back panel so it would stand up
SU Garden Green cardstock for the matting and circle diecuts
White cardstock from stash
Nestie Dies - Star circle die,  standard circle die -small
Sentiment is from  Gingerloft
DP is 29th Street Market - Spirit "Shining Star"
Image is Bugaboo -  Cowboy  - fence 2
The embellishment at the top is made using a large metal circular brad, a punched circle of Garden Green card and then a dull gold star brad, both  are Kaisercraft items from stash
Copic Markers

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #12 ~ Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Sentimental Friday ~ Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Challenge 31 ~ Add a tag or sentiment
Simply Create Too - Challenge #29 ~ Anything Goes

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!

Now the fun part!!! This is where I get to feature one or two of the wonderful entries from last weeks MIM linky party. Maybe it's your card, You need to take a peek at all of the DT blogs to see if you were their POTW

My POTW is this lovely card by Heather over at Heather's Haven isn't this gorgeous - why not pop in and see her other pics of the inside too.

Okay it's your turn to show us your stuff!!! Looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've created.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cheers Mate

Well the weekend has drawn to a close. Had church this morning and then home to do a couple of loads of washing. I've got a doctor's appointment first thing tomorrow so I will get on and share the project I made today. I'm still making things with a view to teaching them this coming term. So with that in mind, I made this treat container (no treats inside it yet!, I was thinking some beer nuts, peanuts to go with the blokey image!)
I've also decorated the inside of the treat container with a fun Aussie image too.
Here it is...... Sorry it's a bit blurry, I took the photo late this afternoon in not ideal conditions.

It will have a cellophane bag in the middle with the treats and the top of the bag will pop out of the opening at the top of the container and I will probably tie it with some twine to stay with the rustic Australian look!!!

Blue card from stash
white card for the digi images
DP is a yellowy/grreen which doesn't show well here and is from My Mind's Eye
Both images and the sentiment are from a fab digi store called Make It Crafty 
(these are my first purchases, they have lots of different ones to choose from)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #12 ~ Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Challenge - Give a Gift. ( I haven't bought the beer nuts yet, but this is the packaging for the gift!!! Hope this counts
Simply Create Too - Challenge #29 ~ Anything Goes

Well, hope your weekend was a good one and you are ready for the coming week.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Angel Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone, the grandchildren went home just after lunch and then I ended up having a sleep. I didn't get much sleep as they move around a bit during the night, I kept waking up and rearranging them. A couple of times I found both the girls at the other end of the bed. Little Isaac managed to climb over his sister and end up squashed between both the girls. I did get a bit of sleep, LOL. Adrian and I went out to the hotel for a late tea and then dropped into friends for a chat and a coffee.
I did a bit of blogging and then decided to make this quick gift card holder. I had already coloured the image topper and also cut it out, so it didn't take me long to put this together.
Here it is..... I still have to put a little velcro closure on it.

Red card from Stash
White card from stash
DP from Graphic 45 (leafy one)
Only had 1/2 sheet of the other one and no name.
Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Memento Black inkpad
Digi angel from Beary Wishes
Copic Markers
Word Window punch
Corner rounder punch - X cut
Nestie Dies - circle and petite scalloped circle

 Both the girls decided to make a card this morning.
This top one is Layla's (4 yrs old) card. I have been trying to get her not to go over the same spot with the Copics as you can see she has done here, but I think she does a good job of just keeping inside those lines, you should see her concentrating, LOL.

 This one is by Amelia (she's 8 yrs old) She has an unusual colouring technique - she goes around the edges and then continues in the same manner until the very last little bit in the middle which she finishes off with a little stroke of the marker!!!

Well better go - it is very late and hubby has been asleep for quite a while.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Friday, January 18, 2013

An Awning card

Hi everyone, another day at home except for a quick trip to the supermarket. I had all 3 grandchildren here today. Plans were for them to stay for tea and then sometime in the evening go home. Our son and DIL had freebie tickets to the cinema and the only session they could go to was late and at the cinema near their home so the kids were going to be picked up at normal time and they were going to forego the movie. I offered for them to stay overnight as they had already told Papa they wanted a barbeque for tea and they also love kicking him out of our bed after he reads them a couple of books.
Layla made another card today which I will share here. Last time they were over, I gave her a pretty box to keep her growing stash of cards in. They sorted them out into birthday and Christmas and she has a total of 20 cards. She decided she wanted to make a male orientated card today and has used a stamp of a scooter.
I've been looking at You-tube how to's lately and decided to try out an "Awning card" and here it is....
The photo is not wonderful as I just took it in the back room and you can see some of the toys etc that the kids have been playing with still around on the floor!!!

It's a bit shadowy and the sentiment doesn't show up clearly but you get the overall feel for it!

Blue Card from Stash
White Card from Stash
Word Window Punch (for the awning)
Oval Punch
Scalloped Oval Punch
Image is from SU Birthday Bakery
Sentiment is from Kanban (sorry lost the name of the set)
SU Pacific Point inkpad
Copic Markers

Here is the card Layla made (She is 4 years old)

Front of Card

Inside of Card
She chose to use the same blue card as mine and then chose this DP from My Mind's Eye. She wanted the arrows to be one her card so I had to line it up so she could cut these particular pieces out of the 12x12 sheet! She stamped the image which is from Kanban - Retro cars clear set in Memento black ink and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I helped her with the tyres by doing the outer edges and she filled them in. The rest of the bike she did by herself. She loves using the Copics!!! and also my Cuttlebug machine. She chose this lovely Wavy Rectangles die. I line it up and put the plates on and she turns the handle. She prefers to do that on her own and when she embosses she sometimes asks for a bit of help turning the handle as it is a bit harder to do.

Well that's it from me tonight, all the kids are fast asleep in our bed and I will have to probable reorganise them a bit so there will be some room for me to sleep in, LOL.
Have a great weekend'
Take Care,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Angels have wings

It's been another scorcher again today, Hubby came home about 11:30 a.m. and ended up taking a rest for a few hours with the fan blowing on him. No air con in the bedroom!!! I did one load of washing and didn't hang it out until about 4 p.m. Silly dogs wanted to play ball in the heat and the tops of my feet were burning. I only stayed out long enough to get the clothes on the line. I usually kick the ball around for the dogs for a while but it was just too hot!
We've had fires here in Sth. Australia today about 200 ks away and they still have them burning in other states too. I think Nth Territory is the only state that hasn't had any yet.
Our friends rang and said they weren't coming for tea because Doug wasn't well so we decided not to go either. So apart from going out to the clothes line once (hubby bought the clothes in) I haven't been anywhere today.
I did watch some you tube how to's  and did a bit of blog commenting and made a couple of cards.
Here is one I made today, I think this could be used for several different occasions, Sympathy, thinking of you, Get Well and even birthday.

Front of card

Close up of flowers and lace 

Close up of Angel

Inside of card
SU Kiwi Kiss cardstock folded at the top of card
White cardstock from stash
DP is from Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad - Blae & Ivy. The one on the front is embossed and has a lovely textural feel to it. The inside paper is from the same pack. I chose not to ink distress the paper edges as I quite liked the stark whiteness
Image is a freebie from Shelly's images ( you can only get it if you join in the challenge)
Sentiment comes with the angel
Memento Black inkpad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Copic Markers
Flowers are from Prima
Pearls are from SU
Spellbinders Die - Foliage - the leaves that came with the flowers I thought were a bit too big for my card so I cut some using scraps of Kiwi Kiss cardstock and distressed the edges with SU Certainly Celery ink.
Lace is worked onto a net and I have a feeling this was a scrap piece given to me a while back from my Mum and was a scrap from my ex sister-in-law's wedding (not positive)

I am entering this into the following challenges:
CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge: Use the freebie to enter
4 Crafty Chicks -4CCC#125 ~ Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Paper Crafting Journey - January ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create - Linky Party #18 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Alcohol marker challenge plus hearts
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge - Challenge #43 ~ Something New (my new things are the image and also the flowers)
Crafts and Me Challenges - Challenge #116 ~ Something New (my new things are the gorgeous flowers from Prima)
Divas by Design - Make It Girlie

Well, it's late again so I'm off to bed shortly, hope the fan is on as it's still pretty warm in here!
Thanks for stopping by and to those who left me comments they are much appreciated.
Take Care,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kimono Card

Another warm day, I stayed home today only popping out to the shops about 6:30 p.m to grab some groceries for tea.  Our youngest daughter called in and I suggested she raid my stash for some paper and scrapbooking supplies. She also took home some photos to scrapbook with.
I've still been fiddling around with a few things to teach this coming term at class and found a pattern for a kimono card. It was very large. I'm not keen on big cards so I made up my own pattern and made this card.
I haven't as yet decorated the inside, but I'll get to it before classes start.
The scan shows white at the back. It is a shaped card cut to look kimono like, so hope that shows up here.

Oops, for some reason it hasn't scanned the corners at the base!

Recipe: Blue card from Stash
DP from Sugar & Spice Studio 12x12 paper pack called Lantern Festival ( a Chrissie gift from a friend)
Border edge stickers from stash
Image is a digi from The Paper Shelter, I didn't get all the dangly hair things right, needed a fine marker to do it and I was trying with the Copics and messed it up, so I chopped them off!!!!
Copic Markers
Sentiment is from SU Bring on the Cake

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Origami Box

Hi and welcome to my blog. Fran and I started back doing classes with our friend Shirley today and made 3 fab cards, some with pre-coloured images and backing papers and one that we coloured. Lots of fun and nice to catch up again.
Hubby has just come home, jumped in the shower, eaten his reheated meal and is now snoring away, It's been a very long day for him and I suppose he will start at normal time tomorrow.
I am not sharing a card tonight but this fab origami box. I'm not sure whether I will leave it as it is or put a bit more decoration on the top. I made the butterfly of the same paper and I think that it blends in a bit too much so may change that later.  I'm planning on teaching my little Wednesday group how to make it when we go back in a couple of weeks time.
So here it is....... you can just see the butterfly in the bottom right hand corner.  It does stand out more in real life but here in the pic I think it doesn't show up well.

SU Designer paper from Paper pack ~ Comfort Cafe
Blue card from stash
Handmade flowers (didn't forget the pearls this time, LOL) from scraps of DP
Dies -  Cheery Lyn Designs - Olive Branch
Lace from stash
Ribbon from stash

I'll have to go and see if I can find a few challenges to put this in.

Thanks for stopping by and to those who left me some comments to read, THANKYOU!!!
Take Care,

Monday, January 14, 2013

MIM#123 DT Card - Enjoying an icecream

Good morning, we are already halfway through the first month of the year. It's still school holidays here and I have the 3 grandchildren with me today as both Mum and Dad have gone back to work after having several weeks holidays.
It's also the start of the fabulous Linky Party at Make It Monday, we had loads of wonderful entries to feast our eyes on last week and we are hoping for another bumper crop this week. The DT enjoy seeing all of your fab creations.
Congratulations to  May Park as our featured artist from last week's entries and also to  Mrs. A who is the winning commenter.
This week I chose this lovely image from Milk Coffee called Madeline and Neapolitan Icecream and had lots of fun colouring her up. I even attempted getting the right colours for the icecream!!!
Here she is........

 Inside of card (sorry scanned slightly crooked and couldn't get it correct so the sides are chopped a bit narrower than they actually are)

SU Island Indigo cardstock for the cardbase - top fold
Pale Blue card from stash
DP from Kaisercraft 12x12 paper stack - Antique Rose
Nestie Die - Labels Twenty-two - I also used the reverse piece on the front of the card.
Image is from our sponsor   Milk Coffee and is called Madeline and Neapolitan Icecream 
Sentiment is from SU - Petite Pairs
Flowers are handmade with strips of the DP ( I forgot the pearls in the scan so I've now added them!)
Other Dies used were - Cheery Lyn Designs - Olive Branch, EK Border Punch
Copic Markers
Foam Dots, Pearls from stash
Crochet thread for the stitchings
SU Pacific Point inkpad

I am entering this into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #2 ~ Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #11 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Challenge 48 ~ Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #146 ~ Anything Goes
Platypus Creek Digitals - Challenge 23 ~ Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee and that have lots of lovely digis to explore!

 3 fabulous digis of the winner's choice

POTW time - It's so hard to pick just one so this week I chose two entries!!!!
The first is this beauty from JoAnn at J.ATTENBURY CREATIONS and you can find it here
I'm sure most of us have felt this way at times. It's a great image and just love the design of the card.

The second one is this lovely card by Sandy at Lonely Cards and can be found here - Love the bright red behind the simple black and white image and the fab white bow too.
Okay, the linky party has begun and it's your turn to inspire us with your wonderful entries. Don't forget to link your entry to MIM and also to pop in and visit some of the other entries. You will be in the running to win our sponsor's prize if you leave a comment for another entry (the more you leave the bigger your chance at being picked!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Sandy

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let it Snow/Winter Challenge at Gingerloft

It's been a bit longer between challenges at Gingerloft as the last one ran longer to give the DT a bit of a break over Christmas. The new challenge starts today and is "Let it Snow/Winter" which LOL, is not what it is here in Adelaide. We've had some very high temps lately, but today we have actually had a cooler day and RAIN!!!!  It's summer here and we've had lots of bushfires in several states. A couple of which have been deliberately lit!!! So the cooler conditions will be welcomed by the firefighters and property owners alike.
I didn't get around to making a card yesterday as we got up early and drove to a charity auction. Didn't find anything to buy until after it was over and then bought a little one drawer unit on long legs that hadn't sold the first time around so only paid $2. I'm going to use it in the family room to craft on and then I can just shove all the left over bits into the drawer at the end of the night and it will look tidy, LOL. We stayed on for lunch with family and friends and then carted some lounge chairs to another suburb here in Adelaide for our friends' daughter who is shifting house after spending a couple of years in England. On the way home we dropped off a couple of pushbikes for our son (he bought them at the auction, one was a tandem bike)
Well, I will get on and share my DT card for Gingerloft Challenge this fortnight.
Here it is....

Front of Card:  This is a tent card so the card does not open up.

Back of card

Red cardstock from stash
White cardstock from stash
Memory Box Die
Pale pinky/brown cardstock for matte
Marianne Die - for the corner
Martha Stewart border punch
Nestie  - Standard Circle Die - large
Image is from Gingerloft Designs
Sentiment is from SU Snow Much Fun
Copic Markers

 I am entering this into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 189 ~ Dies and Punches
Craftyhazelnut"s Christmas Challenge - CHNC 107 ~ Rudolph is resting
Disdigidesign challenge blog - Try Something New challenge  (this is the first tent card I've made!)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC Extra - Christmas

Okay, it's your turn to wow us, we would love to see your wonderful creations, so head over to Gingerloft Challenges and get your entries in. One of the DT will be popping around to see your work and to leave you a comment too.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Friday, January 11, 2013

A belated birthday card for Shirley

Oh drats, I forgot Shirley's birthday again. It is during our craft break and I just lost track of time without all the regular craft activities etc that I do, one day just rolls into the next, LOL.
Fran and I caught up with her earlier and gave her a gift voucher to spend at the craft shop near us and I made a card for us both to sign.
Here's the card......

SU Kiwi Kiss
DP from Kaisercraft
White card from stash
SU Pumpkin Pie
Image from Meljen's Designs
Sentiment from SU 
Nestie Dies, circles -  small and large scalloped circles - large
Copic Markers

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Monster Truck birthday

Hi again. A fairly quiet day today with just a very quick trip down to Ikea with a friend who wanted to buy some cookware for their new caravan.
We have a couple of our friends staying overnight as the wife is off to Tasmania for some study for the next 3 weeks. They live about 100 miles away from town and she needs to be at the airport about 5 a.m. so it's convenient for them to leave from here as we are about 20 mins away at that time of morning. I've quickly put this together so will get on and share it with you.

Front of Card

Inside of Card
SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the cardbase
Yellow/orangey card from stash
DP from Kaisercraft
Blue card from stash
White card from stash
Image is a digi from Bugaboo
Sentiment is from a clear set of stamps - freebie with a magazine
Nestie Die - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Black Memento inkpad
Copic markers
Bling from stash

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Linky Party #17 - Anything Goes

Better get off to bed, lol, don't want to be still sitting here when our friends have to get up around 4:30 a.m.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,
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