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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Friday, 30 November 2012

cards for Lollipop Ladies challenge No 59

I made two cards for the design team for Lollipop Ladies challenge No 59 on 10 November
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

One of them will be put onto the Lollipop Ladies site tomorrow.   I am putting them both here as I don't know which one has been picked.

 This was the challenge:  Racing cars with the additional challenge of stripes.
Card 1:  Stampin Up paper, distress stains, clouds sponged with Adirondack eggplant, Lucy's stamp plus Stampin Up verse.

Card 2:  Embossed with Sizzix "Christmas Thin Ice" set.  Striped paper from Kaiser Craft 6" Christmas paper pad free with Australian Country Crafts, ribbon, La La Land stamp "Christmas Elf Luka"


My card for The Stamp Spot November challenge

Here is my card for The Stamp Spot November challenge
http://thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/
We had to make a tag or make a card with a tag on it using a stamp from a company that The Stamp Spot sells.
I have used La La Land stamp "Santa Marci" cut out and mounted on tag which was embossed with Universal embossing folder "Funky Christmas Collection" punched and added eyelet and double sided red and green ribbon.  Paper on card from Kaiser Craft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist", washi tape and Hero Arts stamp "Happy Christmas".
La La Land stamps are on special at The Stamp Spot today, but you will have to hurry as there are only a couple left.

My card for Scrapbook Boutique November challenge

Just finished my card just in time for the November challenge at Scrapbook Boutique
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/a-new-challenge-has-started.html
 This was the inspiration and the challenge was to make an all white card
I embossed white card with Cuttlebug "Christmas stars" and added white ribbon.  I stamped Stamp It "Herald Angel" and Hero Arts "Happy Christmas" on white velum with versamark and heat embossed with Stampin Up white embossing powder.  Attached to card with white brads.  The card is all white but looks a bit grey in parts on the scan.  My scanner is not the best.

My card for In the Pink challenge 9

My card for In the Pink challenge 9
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
This challenge we had to make a pink Christmas card
I embossed pink card with Cuttlebug "Christmas stars".  Used pink star washi tape.  Stamped PSX stamp with pink ink on white card.  Coloured with twinkling H20s and gelly roll pens.  Sponged edges with pink ink. Stamped The Creative Stamps Collection "Happy Christmas" with pink ink.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 186

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 186
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
 This is the sketch
Punched white card with Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.  Stamped Hero Arts "Heaven & Nature".  Stamped Bildmalarna stamp Little Winged Friends "Christmas Gift" and two stamps from Annabelle Stamps "Christmas Scene baubles" onto white card and attached to red card.  Used snowflakes cut out from the border to decorate the side.
I had a doctor's appointment this morning so didn't go to work today.  I managed to make the two cards I loaded before this one and this card.  I am very slow it takes me ages to make cards now.


My card for Feeling Sketchy week 35

My card for Feeling Sketchy week 25
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the sketch
Green card embossed with butterflies embossing folder.  Bizzy Bec's digi stamps "Poppy" and "Tiger Lilly".  Three Stampin Up punches.  Stampin Up happy birthday. Carl butterfly punch.

My card for Sunny Challenges SC069/12

My card for Sunny Challenges SC069/12
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch
Hero Arts "Wisemen" stamped onto green card.  Paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist" cut into shapes and attached.  White card painted with distress stains then sprayed with perfect pearls mist "Kiwi" (you can't see the shine on the scan) and edges sponged with distress ink.  Stamped with Stamp It "Kings of Orient".

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Blog candy at Make it Crafty blog

Zoe at Make it Crafty is giving a chance to win a very generous gift on the Make it Crafty Blog
http://makeitcrafty.com/crafts-blog/craft-projects/christmas-candy-time


Just sign up for the blog newsletter and leave a comment on the blog
Closing date 24 December

Also check out her lovely stamps.



Saturday, 24 November 2012

My card for Flutterby Wednesdays No 215

Here is my card for Flutterby Wednesdays No 215
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the sketch and we had to have a fairy or butterfly on the card
I have used a fairy and butterflies and a circle instead of the square.
Bizzy Bec's digital stamp "Carnation". (http://www.bizzybecscardmakingscrapbooking.com.au/)
 Alison Ellis butterfly paper, butterfly embossing folder, Stampin Up Happy birthday from "Warmest Regards" set  and Stampin Up punches:  word window, 2-3/4" scallop circle and 2-1/2" circle.  Flower rhinestones which are pink but look blue in the scan.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 185

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 185
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
 This was the sketch and the piggy back challenge was use embossing.  I have turned the sketch on its side
I have used the dearly embossing folder from the Sizzix "Dearly and Frost Set", Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, Papers from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" paper pad and stamp from Kaisercraft "Be Merry Collection".


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 34

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 34
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This was the sketch
I used La La Land stamp "Angel Luka with Horn", paper from Kaiser craft 6" paper pack "Bell Collection", Twine, Rhinestones and Kaszazz ice stickles on the wings (it doesn't show very well in the scan it is sparkly)

My card for Sunny Challenges SC0068/12

My card for Sunny Challenges SC0068/12
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
 This was the sketch and we had to use something from the Stampin Up Holiday catalogue
 I rotated the sketch to the left
and used papers from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Pack, Stampin Up ribbon and Stampin Up stamp from "Welcome Christmas" set. 


Saturday, 17 November 2012

My card for the Design Team for Lollipop Ladies No 58

I was invited to join the Design Team for Lollipop Ladies for November and December
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
This is the first card
For challenge 58 Pineapples with additional challenge of triangles 

Make it craft digital stamp "Sapphire sitting" http://www.makeitcrafty.com/digital-stamps/characters/fairies.html#ty;pagination_contents;/digital-stamps/characters/fairies-page-2.html
Argyle embossing folder, Stampin Up paper, washi tape, triangles made on computer.
I also made two other cards to this challenge:
Triangles drawn with prisma pencils, Stampin Up verse, Bildmarlana Stamp (which I can't find at the moment.  Does anyone else have gremlins in their house who hide everything.) 

Stampin Up papers, washi tape, Clear stamp that I have had for a long time, "Thinking of You" is a Lucy stamp that I also have had for a long time.

Friday, 16 November 2012

My cards for In the Pink challenge 8 November 2012

The challenge for In the Pink No 8 is to use punches and lots of pink
http://www.inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
I have made two cards
 This card: Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch.  EK Success medium flower punch and small flower punch, rhinestone flowers.  Bildmalarna stamp Little Winged Friends "On Walk" plus Best Wishes stamp.  Daisies embossing folder.

This card: Crafts Too embossing folder "Pansy frame".  Wags 'n Whiskers stamp "Rhiannon".  EK Success medium flower punch and rhinestones


Thursday, 15 November 2012

My card for Bizzy Bec's November challenge

My card for Bizzy Bec's November challenge travel/time
http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/november-challenge.html

I have done both travel and time on the same card.
I used "Pocket watches" embossing folder from Sissex Pocket watches and steampunk set.  La Land stamp set "Travel Marci" and washi tape.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Another blog hop at Annabelle Stamps

Have a look at the lovely Christmas cards made by the design team on Annabelle Stamps blog
http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com.au/
and you could win a prize

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 33

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy week 33
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This is the sketch
I embossed green card with cuttlebug "Holly with Berries" and sanded.  Paper from Kaisercraft 6&1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist".  Stamped two flowers from Stampin Up set "Christ is Born, and layered with brad.
Attached tag from same paper pad.

I made another card using the sketch to send to a friend 
The scanner has put black marks over this one.  Because I was in a hurry to get this over to the post box my colouring is not the best.
Stampavie Mo Manning stamp "Rae with Journal". Lucy's stamp "Thinking of You" and washi tape.



Sunday, 11 November 2012

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 184

I made this card today to the sketch No 184
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
 This was the sketch
I have used butterflies embossing folder, Stampin Up paper, washi tape, a bow, one stamp from Crafty Individuals CI065 set of 4 stamps, Stampin Up Happy Birthday.


Friday, 9 November 2012

Pink card with fairy and butterflies

I normally make a separate card for each challenge I enter but today I only had time to make one card so I am entering my card into two challenges
http://www.inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/
In the Pink challenge:  Keep it simple with lots of pink space
Flutterby Wednesdays:  any design with a fairy or butterflies (I have used both)

Used Crafts Too Embossing Folder "Tulip Frame", Stamp: Queen Kat Myka Jellina Designs Collection "Sky" and pink butterfly brad.  

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sarah

My eldest grand daughter Sarah who lives with me is doing her HSC.  She went for an interview and audition at Wesley Institute for the three year bachelor of music course.  She is very excited she has been offered a place starting at the beginning of next year.

Sarah receiving her portfolio at the year 12 graduation last month.  
Sarah came first in Psychology and third in music (90%)
 Sarah singing with some members of her music class.


My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 32

I made this card today for Feeling Sketchy Week 32
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This was the sketch
 and I rotated it to the right
I used Cuttlebug butterflies embossing folder, Bild Malarna stamp Little Winged Friends "Together", ribbon and butterfly diamontes.
The stamp is on an oval but my scan looks like a circle.
I am going to send this to a cyber friend on the Bear Lovers Stamping Yahoo group who lives in America for her birthday next week. 

Monday, 5 November 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges No 66

This is my card for Sunny Challenges 66
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
 This was the sketch and we had to add Perfect Plum
I have used Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, Stampin Up jumbo wheel and Stampin Up stamps from the Welcome Christmas and Christ is Born stamp sets.  Stamped and sponged with Perfect Plum stamp pad.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 183

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 183
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
 This was the sketch
I used butterflies embossing folder, paper from Prima Firefly collection 6x6 paper, Queen Kat Designs stamp co "Light of the Moon", Stampin Up sentiment and scallop round punch, flower punch plus diamonte. 
I have only made one card so far today.  

my cards for Flutter By Wednesday's

I made three birthday cards yesterday with one of my new stamps: Wags 'n' whiskers rubber stamps "Rhiannon" and paper from Prima Firefly Collection 6x6 paper stack plus washi tape and Stampin Up greetings on the first two cards.  I have just found another challenge site
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/flutter-by-wednesday-212.html
Their challenge for this week is anything goes as long as it has a fairy or butterfly on it.


The washi tape on this 3rd card is actually mauve/purple but my scanner has not scanned it the correct colour.  On the first two cards the fairy's dress is actually a prettier pink.  Also I have cleaned the glass but there are still marks on the scan.  It must be scratches from embellishments from previous scans or on the inside of the scanner.