Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hi everybody, I hope your weekend has been a good one. Weather has been amazing today, so I have been out enjoying it with the family.
Thanks again to the super talented girls over at Just Add Ink for another great challenge. Pop on over and check out the Design team and the other entries, they are fab!!!
I normally stick with the sketch exactly, but this time was a little deviation. I was happy with how it turned out, I hope you like it too.

STAMP SET : Artistic Etchings
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla & Love Letter DSP
INK : Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie Chalk (gives an antiquey feel)
RIBBON: Black Satin & Twine
PUNCH : Round Tab
MISC : Champage Shimmer Paint, Basic Pearls

Thanks for popping in and you will make my day by leaving a comment
Friday, October 29, 2010


Hi again girls...I know 2 challenges in one week, I must be back on track. Thanks to the girls over at Just add Ink for a fun and open challenge this week. Pop on over and have a look at the amazing creations the girls have made this week.
Below is my card I made for our gorgeous 3 year old neighbour Samuel. Don't you just love that cute little grin. It's a little late, but I know he will forgive me!!!
I just love using Party This Way with the Celebrations DSP, just can't go past the way it all matches. I have made lots of birthday cards using these combos and each time they look fabbo and bright. The Celebrations stripe also looks good used for a Christmas Card.
Thanks for dropping in I hope you like it!!!
STAMP SET : Party This Way
INK : Pacific Point, Real Red Old Olive & Black Marker
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Celebrations
RIBBON: Old Olive Grosgrain & Old Olive Button
PUNCH : Word window
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals
Have a great day and leaving a comment makes my day!!!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010


YEY!!! It has been ages since I have done a challenge and I have missed it I tell ya!!! Sketch challenges are my faves as it gets you doing a different style each time. Thanks to Keesh for another wonderful sketch, it was fun.
Anyhoo back to it. This card is for someone special...can't tell yet as she occasionally reads my blog. Let's just say she is someone very special in my life.
I hope you like it as I was reeeeeeeeeeeally happy with how it turned out. It is super sparkley this time!!!

STAMP SET : Party This Way
CARSTOCK & DSP : Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla & Elegant Soiree DSP
INK : Soft Suede Ink & Marina Mist Chalk
PUNCHES : Two Step Bird, Word Window & Scallop Circle
TOOLS : Mr Big Shot & Elegant Lines Embossong Folder
MISC : Basic Pearls, Champagne Mist (I love this!!!), Stampin Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in and you make my day when you leave a comment.
Have a great day


Hi again everbody!!! Hope your day has been a good one, with the summery day it is today, mine has been fantastic. On Saturday the next group of girls did a slightly different spin on the week before. We had a great afternoon with lots of talking and laughing, the girls did get all their cards done in amongst all this!!!
I won't name all the ingredients in the cards but I will just give a quick run down. If you need to know anything just drop me a line and I will let you know.
Card 1 using Jolly Holiday DSP & Dasher was a personal fave along with the cute Top Note little calenders. These are a great little idea as that something extra for a Christmas gift.
Card 2 was done as is then the girls did the reverse with Old Olive.
Card 3 with the Snow Swirled tree was done in everbody's fave colour. Yet again I forgot to take photo's. Mine was orange of course, but we had purple, pink, greens, and blue. They all looked really gorgeous together and would make a great little set, just a nice quick easy one.
The 4th lot of cards was not part of the day but I just popped them in as I was playing, trying out different and quick cards. I like how they turned out I hope you do too.
Everything has been spritzed with Champagne Shimmer of course, it is not clear in the photo's. I went nuts again with this gorgeous product.

Thanks for popping in and it always makes my day when you leave a comment.

I will be back in the next day or two with a challenge from over at Keesh's blog.

Have a great day



Friday, October 22, 2010


Good morning girls, I hope your day is a good one. I'm sure you have just read the above amazing information on 30 tutorials in 30 days going to be from some super talented girls. YES, you did read correctly, YOU ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN BIG SHOT!!! The way you can join in with this fabulous fun time is to pop over to Madonna Dunn's blog (link on my side bar), and she has a pay pal linky ready to join you up. Best of all, only $25 for a month of amazing ideas and creations. It would be fabulous to help get Miss Lara the equipment she so needs to get her more involved and wheeling around with her family. You can also read the gorgeous Lara's story on Madonna's site as well. So don't miss out on joining in, pop on over now...go on you know you want to!!!
Have a great day
Sunday, October 17, 2010


I LIED!!! Yes 3 posts in one day. This one is my first blog award from a lovely lady Patrice this is her gorgeous blog. Pop in sometime and take a look at her beautiful creations.
I am a little challenged in linking name with blog, will have to figure that one out
Thankyou Patrice it was a lovely surprise when I came back from holidays.

So three things about myself that you may not know

1. My absolute favourite food I could live on each day is seafood

2. Besides crafting I love curling up with a great book

3. I'll throw in a wacky one , all my labels in my pantry must be facing forward!!! I know...weird.

Have a great day and thanks Patrice.


Yes I'm back with the second post of the day, I can't believe it myself. As you know bright is me, but I just love this stamp set and the gorgeous DSP to go with it. Not usually my colours but they just go so well so stay tuned for more to come with this gorgeous set.
I made this card just because I could, but I have just the perfect person to give it to now. I love it when that happens...just meant to be.
The spritzing of Champagne Mist is more sparkly in the first photo than IRL. I do get a little outa control with the Champagne Mist at times, a girl just loves sparklies.
Thanks for popping in for a look and I hope you my card.
Artistic Etchings
Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Basic Black
Own Black Satin
Wide Oval, Scallop Oval
Mr Big Shot, Top Note Die
Stamp Jig, Stampin Dimensionals, Champagne Mist & Daubers
Have a great day and it makes my day when you leave some love.


Forgive me fellow bloggers for I have sinned!!!LOL Wow, how long ago was my last post. Anyhoo back with 2 posts in one day and I just might take up a challenge or 2 this week. I must say, lucky there is only a few people who read my blog so there are not too many that would notice how long it's been.
Yesterday I had the girls over for the first Christmas Stamp a Stack. It challenged a couple at times, but being the troopers they are, they finished and were very proud of their efforts. Below are the cards we made, the girls like to do totally different ones so we don't follow a stamp theme. The Merry Christmas card is a case from the catalogue. I am just loving Dasher he is one of my many faves at the moment. You may be able to pick up on most of the cards that I have spritzed with Champagne Mist. I just mixed with some Isocol and het presto magic glitter for your cards and pages. I won't name all the products used but if you would like to know any ingredients please let me know.
I liked the way they turned out and I hope you do too!!!

Have a great day and I love reading your makes my day
Saturday, August 28, 2010


Well what a great afternoon we had today. Finally... the new catty got to see the light of day and the girls were impressed. I had 8 lovely girls over to share in the excitement, so waving at you girls. I still have 4 more girls to come next Friday.
We made a little bag with 4 cards, 3" x 3" (a CASE from regina Andari)to fit inside in everyones fave colour. It was a rainbow on the table with not one with the same colour. I forgot to take photos yet again of the girls and all their beautiful finished projects. DOH!!! Next week I will get some more photos and also of the prizes I gave away as well.
The note books show all the colours we had on the table. I have also taken a couple of photos of the place settings, it looked really pretty!!! Just excuse the sideways photos as my computer wasn't nice and would not turn them for me tonight.
I won't name all products used as there are too many, but anything you would like to know just drop me a line.
Hope you like what you see, they were fun and easy to make!!!

Thanks for popping in and let me know what you think!!!
Have a great day
Saturday, August 7, 2010


Go on admit it, you got all excited thinking I had spunky men over making cards!!!LOL Well just spunky girls making male cards is all it was!!! Last Saurday(yes I'm a week late) the girls enjoyed making the cards below and catching up on lots of chit chat. Thankyou to the girls that came and to the couple that were sick, catch you at my launch of the long awaited NEW CATALOGUE.
Speaking of which, it's not too far away so if you would love to come let me know. Saturday the 28th August at 2.00pm we will be making 2 projects, there will be lots of giveaways, prizes and just loads of fun. So if that sounds like you it will cost $15, that includes the delicious new catalogue, 2 projects, afternoon tea and my lovely company. HOW GOOD IS THAT!!!
Anyhoo back on to the sidetracked. Below are the cards we made, I was really happy with them I hope you like them too. The girls made variations of the cards by turning them and positioning things in different places so they were all so different. One day I will remember to take photos of their wonderful cards.
STAMP SET : Sincere Salutations
CARDSTOCK : Basic Grey, Real Red, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
INK : Basic Grey
PUNCHES : Large Star & Star
TOOLS : Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dot Embossing Folder
RIBBON : Red Grosgrain
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals
STAMP SET : Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Sentiments (thanks for the loan Shell)
CARDSTOCK : Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Old Olive, More Mustard
INK : As Above
PUNCHES : Scallop Circle, 1 1/4," 1", 3/4" Circle Punches
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals, Twine, Crimper
Thanks for popping in I hope you liked them & I love reading what you think.
Have a great day
Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Hi Girls,

Just a quick one on this very rainy day. No cards for your viewing today, but I have been busy creating for my Stamp-a-Stack on Saturday. Be very excited because I am really happy with them, they came together very quickly. No torturing myself today!!!LOL. You will see the finished results on the weekend, I will post them after the big day.
Anyhoo back on track...I have added a colour lab on my side bar I came across for putting together SU colours. It is fabbo because if you are stuck for a colour combo, just pop in your colour or colours in hey presto all the work is done for you. It will give you a few options to use. I love it I hope you do to!!!

Have a great day
Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Through my lack of posting the last few weeks, I thought I'd surprise you with 2 posts in one day!
Thankyou to the super talented girls over at JAI for this colour challenge. I struggled as I do on most occasions with colour challenges, but they are still fun to do. I borrowed ths set off my friend Robyn, so thanks Robyn I really do love it. I will give it back soon...I promise!!!
I hope you like it and pop on over to JAI to see all the other amazing entries, I thinking there were a lot of girls who liked these colours.
STAMP SET : Asian Artistry, En Francais
CARDSTOCK & INK : Challenge Colours
PUNCH : Scallop Edge
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in and I love reading your comments
Have a great day


Hi Girls, I'M BACK!!! I'm sure the few of you who read my blog, didn't even notice I was gone. On the 1st of July my beautiful daughter Allie turned 12, and she had a bit of a celebration. On the last day of school we had 12 of her friends over for some blue team V red team challenges. What a great time they had, noisy but fabbo. We had masterchef challenges, How well do you know Allie quiz?, singstar and a few others. After all the fun was over we shipped them out after dinner and her bestie Billi stayed over and I took them shopping and to the movies the next day. Thanks for staying Billi and making Allie's day rock!!!
Below is the card I made Allie with her fave stamp set and her lollie bags. The invites and lollie bags Allie made were all pink and blue similar to the picture on her card. Everything all matched of course and the girls loved them. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLIE, we love you lots and we know you enjoyed your birthday week!

STAMP SET : Butterfly Prints, Inspired By Nature, Vintage Labels
CARDSTOCK & INK : Pixie Pink, Melon Mambo, Green Galore, Whisper White
PUNCHES : Scallop Edge & Oval, Wide Oval, Butterfly
TOOLS : Big Shot, Dots Embossing Folder
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals

Thanks for popping in and I love reading your comments
Have a great day
Sunday, June 27, 2010


Hi everybody on this overcast and cold Sunday afternoon. It has been a great stampin' and movie day today, hope you are having a good one. It was a nice relaxing afternoon yesterday making some nice cards so waving at ya girls!!! A few regulars away so we will catch up at the next one, male cards next time girls.
I decided to make white and vanilla cards the theme of the day for something different. I think alot of us tend to gravitate straight to a colour for the card, I know I do. A big thanks also to Ann De Losh for a CASE on Card 2 and to Nic & Shell for a loan of a punch and stamp set. I was happy with the results I hope you like them too!!!

STAMP SETS: Organic Outlines, Sentiments: Fresh Cuts & One of a Kind
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie
INK: As Above
PUNCHES: Wide Oval, Oval Scallop, Scallop Edge
TOOLS: Big Shot Dots Embossing Folder
MISC: Stampin Dimensionals
STAMP SETS: Inspired By Nature, Pocket Silhouettes, Sentiments: Upsy Daisy, One of a Kind, Whimsical Words
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant/Orchid Opulance, Rose Red/Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry/So Saffron
INK : As Above & Certainly celery, Old Olive
CHALKS: Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red
PUNCH: 1 3/8" Square Punch
MISC: Stampin Dimensionals & Daubers
Thanks for popping in and I'd love to know what you think
Have a great day
Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Well challenge is a challenge and I decided to step out of my comfort zone with a floral...yeeks!!! Thanks to Keesh for a wonderful sketch yet again, pop on over a check out the wonderful girls entries and the amazing design team. The family tell me it's cool and nice so it must be good. On the other hand they might just be saying that so I'll leave them alone!!!LOL Not sure about it (still working on water colour skills),but I hope you like it too.
STAMP SETS : Asian Artistry, Upsy Daisy
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Choc Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White & Bella Rose DSP
INK : Choc Chip, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose
CHALK : Regal Rose
PUNCHES : Wide Oval, Oval Scallop
MISC : Stampin dimensionals, 2 way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Aqua Painter, Hole Punch
Thanks for popping in for a look and I love reading your comments
Have a great day
Sunday, June 13, 2010


Hi Girls, wow 2 posts in one day!!! It's just that I am really inspired by our team day spent up at Madonna's yesterday(A big wave Mad's!). I'm sure there are lots of girls out there that feel the same after a day of stampin' and chat with a great bunch of girls. Anyhoo, back to the challenge. A huge thankyou to the girls at JAI for a fabbo challenge, I can see myself using this one again.
I had one of my card kits left over from the shoe box swap yesterday, so I decided to adapt it to this challenge. The colours are just amazing, I just love Tangerine Tango and I'm wrapped it's going around again next catalogue.
I am so happy with the way it turned out and I hope you like it too!!!


STAMP SET : Sincere Salutations
INK : Choc Chip, Tangerine Tango
CARDSTOCK : Tangerine Tango, Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
PUNCH : Boho Blossoms, 2 Step Birdie, 1 1/4 Circle
TOOLS : Big Shot - scallop Circle, Polka Dot Embossing Folder
RIBBON : Choc Chip Grosgrain
MISC : Rhinstone Brad, Daubers, Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for popping in and I love to read your comments
Have a great day

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