Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy birthday Harry

My son Harry turns 10 today, I can't believe he is in double digits, wherever did that time go.
Before me is a young man now, and we are so very proud of the person he is turning into, he is kind and helpful, applies himself fully at school, and is a gentleman - for that I give credit to my hubby, he has taught Harry this by demonstrating it himself daily.

My Harry loves Harry Potter as we all do in my family, so when a friend made a card recently with Harry Potter style digi stamps,  I had to have them ha ha ha.

So I have very limited copic markers it seems (sigh) so don't mind my colouring too much, I now have another list of colours to buy lol.  I am sure my son won't know the difference.

I wanted the card to look like Harry Potter was making a '10' spell in the forest!

Monday, November 21, 2016

A Christmassy fancy fold....

I love this super cute stamp set - Its a hero arts set and it comes with 3 little elves and a die cut for them, very cute. I also spent some more time colouring with my copics for this card, added some cute little Christmas bells to add some festive detail.

How cute is this sentiment too?  It is a set from recollections.

Cardstock was Stampin' Up! real red, whisper white
Ink: Real Red, memento black, Old olive
Copics: various
Other:  Nuvo Gold, twine, mini bells

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nice until proven Naughty.......

Its been a long while since I created a card.  A friend put me onto Bugaboo Digital stamps, and I love them, they are fun and a little sassy, and completely wonderful to colour.   My colouring sucks a lot, I haven't coloured for years, so I have a lot of work to do to get it up to scratch but I know you won't really care lol.

I did use spellbinders nestabilitites dies in this card.

It was fun, I got to colour, and hopefully I will get to colour again, will be back with another card really soon, as I have another Christmas one to share with you.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

An exciting new addition to the.....


Bet you thought I was going to say a baby!   I am so past those days ha ha, but I did receive my sizzix big shot tool caddy by courier today (yes on a Saturday)

I Love it.  It is perfect for me.

This is how it comes out of the box. I have added the front sizzix plate holder.

The plate holder is extendable

There is a tape dispenser which I keep my 3m micropore tape in now.

See the extension on the front to hold all those plates etc - LOVE IT.
It also holds my scissors, pick, roller for those fiddly dies, pens, fine precision glue and still have space left on the right side next to the tape dispenser.

Side view with how it looks, Have added the little foam mat for rolling over the dies, and the magnetic platform, precision base plate, and ca still fit in two spare clear plates if I wish.

So thats it from me for today, I have some exciting products just come in that I have stumbled across lately so hopefully will be back to share some of them really soon.
Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A missed challenge.

Hi there, well this post is quite late, I made a card for the last challenge for JUST ADD INK, the deadline was Thursday, I just had no time to sit and edit and upload but I will share anyway.  I received a new stamp set in the mail from Altenew.  I love the quality of this stamp set and most especially I love the quality of their dies.  They seem thicker and more sturdier than others I have purchased over the years.  Anyway, less talk ha ha ha, here is my card.

Well thats it for me this week, its late I know, but its up so I at least got that far lol.
Have a great weekend eveyone.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nailed It...

I have a few friends turning 40,  so I dug through my stamps and found this new set (to me) from Technique Tuesday and it had the words "nailed it" 
I loved the sentiment and it is so perfect for how I felt turning 40 and the celebrations that went with it!

I needed a starting point so I headed on over to Mojo Monday and got a design inspiration, and then went to Just Add Ink and checked out their inspiration piece.  While I couldn't do anything with the fruit, the pink tones were perfect.

The bottom layer of the shaker is a project life card from the love notes kit by we r memory keepers.  I used a stencil and some texture paste to create the raised "coffee splatter"background and stamped a happy birthday sentiment.  I wasn't happy with the raised textured part being white so ended up colouring it before assembling it all, with a bit of pink ink to make it stand out more.

I layered another die cut project life card on top of a clear piece of acetate, then onto  dimensional strips to raise it for the shaker.

I added a silver metallic doily and a clear faceted button and twine.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An artsy style Birthday

I love this super cute easel board/clipboard die from reverse confetti, its super cute and I can't wait to do more with it.  The stamped image is from Technique Tuesday as are the happy birthday dies.

So I started with a rough wash of distress inks.  I then stamped dots over the ink wash.

Die cut and added the dies over the wash section, added the happy birthday diecuts and was nearly finished.
SOme cute little additions to this card were using crystal effects on the water section of the water in the vase, white gel pen to highlight the easel board, and finally, the little black dot over the "i" in birthday was made using ranger black enamel (I love this product)

Cute isn't it?  I just coloured the flowers in roughly with distress markers, it didn't need to be perfect as that wasn't the look I was going for.

Thats it for now

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A baby card congrats....

I love the colour mint, so much I have incorporated a sea foam colour throughout my home now.  It calms me.  I find myself reaching for this colour a lot now.

Here is my latest card in full :

Dies: Spellbinders nesties scallop and plain circles
Embossing Folder: Stampin up
Stamps: Hero arts Congrats stamp and die set, Something for baby (Stampin' Up!)
DSP and cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Ribbons: Stampin' Up!

I am going to link this up to the  Just Add Ink challenge this week which is to add "B" - so mine will be "baby"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today I made a card...

My mojo has most definitely taken a long holiday of late, since leaving Stampin' up! last December I really have just felt like not doing anything much at all.  Every now and then I get the urge to ink up a stamp, I have even purchased a set from Penny Black which I used  on todays card, and a couple of dies, but really haven't been motivated to use them.

So this card is a really really simple card, with only the sentiment stamped, but I do intend to give it to my wonderful hubby, he puts up with a lot lol.

I hope wherever you are in the world your day today is a good one!

I followed the sketch over at mojo monday for this card, its a sketch i have used before and really liked so worked perfectly for a quick card today.

Cardstock, papers, ribbon and candy dots are Stampin' Up!
Circle dies are spellbinders nesties
hearts dies are reverse confetti
sentiment stamps are Penny Black - check out these they are amazing, and the best thing is favourite is spelled with a "u" in it - yay!!!  I really love these stamps so I just had to share.

have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mothers Day...

Black embossing on clear acetate sheeting to create the "mason jar"

Just stopping in to wish all the mums including furbaby mums a very happy mothers day.

Being a mum to Harry is my most rewarding role, I love being his mum, he is a beautiful kid, so thoughtful, loving and generally an all round fantastic kid!  I am so very lucky!

I do have a card or two to share with you to celebrate the occasion

White embossed flower on vellum, watercoloured

 the jar is from the retired preserves stamp set and matching framelits.
Sentiment is from teeny tiny sentiments.

and this next one I CASED from here using stamps and stuff I had on hand, none of which were the same as the original gorgeous card

 Have a wonderful day everyone

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy 50th...

A friends 50th Birthday was recently so a card was needed, in fact I think I may be doing a lot more of these sorts of cards over the next few years lol.

This card needed a motorcycle, not just any motorcycle - but a Harley!
These bikes are just gorgeous to ride on, I haven't been on one too often but I love it when I have had the opportunity.

Love this glimmery designer papers, its from a DCWV insta stack, they are such cute paper stacks in a variety of colours.

TIP: I used a silver sharpie that you can pick up from an art/craft store, I Used that
to colour in the motorcycle then highlighted the metal with the white signo gel pen.

Stamp:  Motorcycle (retired Stampin' Up!)
Papers: DCWV insta stack
Cardstock: Whisper white and Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Black Stazon
Pen: Silver (sharpie), white gel pen
Dies: Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday, Numbers (SU)
Other: enamel dots (SU)

Friday, April 15, 2016

L's and P's

In my part of the world being South Australia, we have "L" plates in yellow and black, and "P" plates in red and white.

I have a niece who is a couple of weeks shy of getting her learners permit (eek) so thought this weeks mojo challenge sketch was super perfect for a card idea for in readiness for her getting her license.

I love how they turned out and that they are a sort of matching pair for her to keep.
Now to just get over the fact that she will be old enough to drive :(  and I should be right lol.

Have a great week everyone.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


I was asked recently to make a special Christening card for a soon to be Godmother.

Something special, so pink was definitely in order for the little girl being Christened.

and a close up of all the pretty details:

I don't make too many of these cards so was a novelty to create one.
The stamp set is one from Stampin' Up!
The papers, embossing folders and ribbon is also Stampin' Up!
The fancy die cut shapes are nestabilities.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Birthday celebrations....

Ive had this card made for a couple of months but my class was only this week so now I can share it

This stamp set used is from the Stampin' Up! mini - its a really cool set as are the papers.

How cute are those balloons? 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy tenth birthday Georgia

Its just a few hours before my niece turns 10, and no card to be seen.  My mojo has taken a long long walk, so I turned to a card I had seen recently from Teneale Williams HERE 

Teneales card is amazing, and I started with the intention to CASE it entirely, but went to my cupboard and it was almost bare lol,

No silver glimmer paper, no little floral stamps, BUT I did have the blushing bride glimmer paper untouched as well as the stamp set and butterfly die she had used so I set about recreating it as best I could with what I had lol

and the inside.

So pop on over and visit the ever so talented Teneale, you wont be disappointed in her work she is amazing!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Something Eastery.....

Is Eastery a word? lol, I doubt it.
I had a brief for 8 of these cards, it needed a basket with those 3 words on it - Love, faith and hope
It also had to hold a single gold Haighs chocolate Heart. 
So where the gold heart is in the photo is where the lady has to glue her chocolate heart in.
I have used brushed gold cardstock from Stampin' up!

The oval dies make up the basket, the super cool scissors from Stampin Up also make the grass. I love those scissors.
The heart punch is from Stampin' up! also. 
I did print the words hope and faith as I do not own dies of those words, but used the banners framelits from SU also to die cut them out.

All products except for the Love die and leaf Die are Stampin' Up!

Happy Easter everyone, and for those that are travelling please travel safely.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter is coming, Easter is coming...

Its nearly Easter, yep already, seems like yesterday that it was just Christmas.

Today I made some hot cross buns and they were delicious.

I used the recipe from Thermomumma's Facebook page, Make sure you get the one by Lailah Rose as there are two pages with the same name.

I also did a batch of chocolate ones for the boys, and they are in the picture on the right,  I left hubby to do the crosses on those ones, it was a good effort for his first time, but they still taste delicious.

Thats all for today, Happy Baking....

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Dum Dum Der Dum.....

Don't you just love weddings?
When 2 people come together promising to share their lives, loves, hopes and dreams TOGETHER, it is a beautiful thing

Then comes the hard work lol, but the good thing about that is it ebbs and flows, sometimes its hard, sometimes its just about perfect, but truly, how can you ever appreciate the perfect if you don't experience some of the hard?

It makes us stronger, it makes us want to try a little harder to get that perfect back because really that is the best feeling in the world.

So today i thought I would share with you a wedding card, something simple and a little easy on the eye.

Its a little hard to see but those cute rings on the bow is die cut from brushed gold cardstock.

To all of you approaching your wedding, congratulations, to all those doing the hard, keep at it, it will be worth it, and to all those in the "perfect" enjoy your bliss

Thanks for stopping by