Monday, March 29, 2010


Well Keesh has come up with a great challenge which I really enjoyed doing. I must say I had 3 stamp sets picked out before I settled on this one. I always wonder if other girls do this or is it just me doing my own head in!!! Anyhoo I was happy with my card and I just love the Elegant Eggplant/Orchid Opulence combo. Even though I am the orange girl I find I use these colours often.
You need to check out my improved photo skills (room for heaps more yet), thanks to a tip from the JAI girls. It's amazing what happens when you read the instruction manual, who would have thought!!! The macro setting is my new friend!!! LOL Stay tuned for better skills yet.

STAMP SETS : Petal Pizzaz & Fresh Cuts
INK : Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence & Kiwi Kiss
CARSTOCK & DSP : Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White & Bella Rose DSP
CHALK : Orchid Opulence
MISC : Hole Punch, Own Purple Flower, Stampin' Dimensionals & Pop Up Glue Dots
Thanks for popping in for a look & have a great day
Friday, March 26, 2010


Well Danielle from JAI has come up with a colour combination that reeeeeeeeeeeally challenged me. They do look nice in the dots until I put the cardstock on the table and realised I would have to get my head around it. Being a lover of everything bright (I do use Cameo Coral heaps), I had a hard time with this one. So after a few breaths in and out of the paper bag (just kidding!!!) I was on the job.
I must say it is really great for someone to throw different challenges at us though.
Below is my creation, I hope you like ..... MMMMMMMMM, not sure myself though.

STAMP SET : Friends 24 - 7
CARDSTOCK : Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom
INKS : Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss
CHALK : Close to Cocoa
MARKER PEN : Close to Cocoa
RIBBON : White Grosgrain inked with Close to Cocoa
PUNCHES : Scallop Edge & Circle, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punch
MISC : Spritzer, Cutter Kit distresser, & Aqua Painter
Thanks for popping in for a look


A few of you may have noticed/heard I have a new blog header. I am soooooooooooooo excited!!! I won it off Paula (see link Partridge in a Pear Tree) to help launch her new business. She is amazingly talented and was very patient and so kind with my changes. Between my inspiration of I love butterflies, swirls, fave colours, orange being No.1 and can never be too bright, pretty amazing huh! She is willing to do a watermark for me so I must not have been too punishing!!!! LOL. So if any of you girls or guys out there need a fresh website or blog, Paula drop in at her website and have a chat.
Seeing I looove orange and green so much I thought I would send Paula a little thankyou. The little handbag hold 3 little boost bars standing up. I hope they arrived safe and well.

STAMP SETS : Butterfly Prints, Inspired By Nature & Sincere Salutations
CARDSTOCK : Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
INKS : As above and So Saffron
CHALKS : Old Olive
RIBBON : Tangerine Tango
PUNCHES : Scallop Circle & Edge
MISC : Crystal effects, Dazzling diamonds, & Stampin' diamensionals.
Thanks for popping in for a look and have a great day.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I thought I would enter the challenge over at Just Add Ink for the first time. There is some amazing work that the girls from JAI do, as well as all of the entries. So below is my "virgin" entry that I challenged myself with as well by pulling a stamp set out I haven't used in a long time. I am also trying to improve my photo skills so hopefully as time goes on they will get better each time!!!! I live in hope!!! Can you believe I am using pink in a couple of my cards??? Well get ready for a fix of orange on Friday to get me back on track!!!

STAMP SETS : Garden Whimsy & Whimsical Words
CARDSTOCK : Rose Red, Pixie Pink, Green Galore & Whisper White
INK : As above
CHALKS : Rose Red & Pixie Pink
PUNCHES : Scallop Edge & Wide Oval
RIBBON : White Grosgrain inked with Pixie Pink
MISC : Stampin' Diamensionals
Thanks for popping in for a look and have a great day
Friday, March 19, 2010


I am back with my cards from my Stamp a stack I had with the girls on Saturday. Every 6 weeks we have heaps of fun, and it's amazing to see the girls talents with the variations on mine that they come up with. We did two boys cards and 3 different colours of the girls cards(that only came about cause I ran out of purple, really should check these things!!!). It was meant to be as the other colour combinations were nice to mix it up.

The Easter Bunny treat box was with Cameo Coral, Choc Chip and Whisper White, Walk in the Park DSP and punches. He was fun to do!!

The girls card I got the idea from the very talented Kirsty Brown (I had to remember it from retreat) using Crazy for Cupcakes. A big thanks to Madonna for the loan of her stamp sets.

STAMP SET : Crazy for Cupcakes and Scribble This
CARDSTOCK : Green Galore/Pixie Pink, Elegant Eggplant/Orchid Opulence and another combo not shown was Cameo Coral/So saffron and Whisper White.
INK : same colours as above, Stazon, and Choc Chip, Real Red for the "cherry on top"
RIBBON : White Grosgrain dyed with stamp pads
PUNCHES : Scallop Edge
MISC : crystal effects, aqua painter, dazzling diamonds
The boys cards had to cover a range of ages so as well as Pun Fun, I thought Starring You is a great older boys set. I have just purchased Starring You and I just love it. A big thanks to Kirsty for the loan of Pun Fun for these cards. I do own many stamp sets, but after retreat playing with ones I haven't used, it was a bit hard to resist.

STAMP SETS : Pun Fun, Starring You, Classic Stars Roller, Vintage Labels
CARDSTOCK : Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
INKS AND CHALKS : as above, Stazon
PUNCHES : Large Star and 1 3/8 circle
MISC : Aqua Painter, Hole Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
I really enjoyed this class with the girls and they had loads of fun as well. Next time I am going to take a group shot of their cards. None of them had water coloured before and even though I haven't done alot myself I was happy with the end result.
Thanks for popping in and have a great day
Wednesday, March 17, 2010


It's amazing what happens when you are inspired!!! Two posts in one day, more than I've done in the last year. I thought I would show you some cards from retreat. The 1st photo is our shoe box swaps, there is a couple of them missing in action.
The 2nd card is done with Inspired By Nature which was a colour challenge. We were using Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Barely Banana. This challenge took me 10 min to do and 5 hours of doing my head in. We were all trying to use different stamp sets and this I thought of straight away, until I saw Tina using the stamp set. Anyhoo... long story short our cards were nothing alike and I loved how it turned out. Tina did an amazing job of hers.
The 3rd card is my cute Easter Bunny shoe box swap. I used Choc Chip, Whisper White Sweet Always DSP, Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Wide Oval, Scallop Edge punches.

Thanks for popping in and I will be back in a day or two with my Stamp a Stack from Saturday. I can't dazzle you too much in one day!!!!



I know, I know, I apologise for the dust you are choking on from this neglected blog!!!! I must say it was the team retreat that Mad's kindly organised that got my inspiration back. A couple of weeks ago 11 of us headed to a very rainy Caloundra for a long weekend of creativity. The weather was perfect for ducks and staying indoors creating cards. In my case, I was doing my head in over the colour challenge Mad set!!!! The picture below (from Mad) is all us girls just about to leave. I had a ball and can't wait for next year, the girls were awesome company. I will have some photos of the cards we made when I can find the camera cord. Anyhoo... to the couple of girls who read my blog I'M BACK!!!

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