Friday, April 22, 2011


Just a quick post to show you some Easter chokie boxes I made for the little kids in the neighbourhood. I saw these over on the super talented Jayne Mercers blog. The origional comes from Tammy which can be linked through Jaynes site. I have altered mine slightly and I just love them!!!

The colours I have used are Bashful Blue, Pacific point, Orchid Opulence, Melon Mambo. I best be off as Khye would love one too!!!

Happy Easter to you all and I hope it's a truly special one wherever you maybe.

Have a great day and thanks for popping in!


Friday, March 18, 2011


WOW! How great is this colour combo from the super talented Delys, over at JAI. I am not normally this organised, but I just had to play as I loooooooooove these colours. Yes I know... it is not orange, but I still love these colours. They just remind me of a cute little garden, so I couldn't resist using Cottage Garden and the matching retired DSP. I based it on a Mojo Monday sketch I had saved from last week that caught my eye. Pop on over to JAI and take a peek at the wonderful creations from the Design Team and the other girls entries...they are amazing!


STAMP SETS : Cottage Garden, Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Rich Razz, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
INK : Rich Razz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
PUNCH : Scallop Edge
MISC : Rich Razz Chalk, Stampin Dimensionals, Jewels & Champagne Shimmer Paint
RIBBON : Rich Razz

Thanks for popping in and have a great day!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hi again everyone!!! Can you believe it...2 posts in one day. I had to make gorgeous Jenene a birthday card and I thought I would use Keesh's fabbo sketch this week as some inspiration. I did deviate slightly, but I think not too much so I thought I would pop it in. I hope Nene is happy with it along with the equally gorgeous pressie to go with it.

STAMP SET : Teeny Tiny Sentiments
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Elegant Soiree DSP
INK : Soft Suede
TOOLS : Mr Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die & Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
MISC : Pearls, Champagne Mist (love the sparkles!)& Stampin' Dimensionals
Have a great day and thanks for popping in


To steal the words of the "Great Madonna", I am just lovin' myself sick over this card!!!LOL This was a card from retreat(I was supposed to post on the weekend) that I was saving for the grand finale. I just love it, and can't wait to have that special someone to give it to. The stamp set Elements of Style rocketed up the top of my wish list after making this trifold card. Thanks Annette for the refresher on doing these and to Mercia for her stamp set.
I forgot to use the embossing buddy when using the black powder...woops learnt from that mistake. Everything on the card is embossed and it just looks amazing, I hope you like it too.


STAMP SET : Elements of Style
CARDSTOCK : Basic Grey, Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
RIBBON : White Satin
TOOLS : Heat Gun
INK & POWDERS : Blushing Bride,Versamark, White, Clear & Black Embossing Powder
MISC : Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a great day
Friday, March 11, 2011


Below are some of the cards I did on retreat. All of them were challenges of varying types which was great as it gets you out of your comfort zone at times.
The 1st card was using a stamp set and colours you would never or hardly use...what a challenge that was to most of us. Let's just say that birdy and Bravo Burgundy will never see the light of day again!!! No.2 was a kit Mads did up for us, it was amazing how different the cards were with the same supplies. No.3 was a case from the super talented Ann D, there were many variations on this great card. No.4 using Just Believe stamp set was a sketch challenge from pge 69 in the catalogue as well as the colours chosen by someone from the colour coach. Lastly No.5 was a sketch challenge from Mads and colours chosen by Megan. They were all loads of fun to do and if you would like any more details about the cards just drop me a line as there is too many to name.
I have one more card to post but I will save for tomorrow as it was just one of those cards I super loved and thought it deserved its own post!!!

Have a great day and thanks for popping in for a look. it makes my day when you let me know what you think!
Saturday, March 5, 2011


I just found these saved images and realised I didn't post them last week. It is my friend Leanne's parents 50th wedding anniversary and these are the invitations I made for them. Actually they have no idea as it's a surprise so I hope they like them. They were photograhed on a cloudy day so they are really stunning IRL (yes they really are plus the 2nd rate photo skills). The hearts are stamped in gold and black and clear embossed so they look really pureeeetty!!! Thanks Shell for the loan of your heat gun, it's next on my wish list. I hope you like them.

STAMP SET : Always, Sincere Salutations
INK : Gold, Basic Black
CARDSTOCK : Gold Shimmer (own), Black, Very Vanilla
TOOLS : Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Heat Gun & Clear Embossing Powder
MISC : Dimensionals, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Own Ribbon (what a match that was!)
Have a great day and thanks for popping in.


WOW!!! Finally got a little time to upload a few photos from our MAD INKSTINCTS retreat last weekend. It was a fantabulous weekend organised by none other than our fearless leader, Madonna. Thankyou so much Mads, I know we all had a fun time laughin', stampin' and paying out on Meges for....well, hardly taking a thing!!! Well it seemed like she hardly took anything!!!LOL Love ya Meges and we really didn't mind at all cause you created some gorgeous cards. To Annette and her trusty well used notepad, thanks for sharing all your tips a ideas, they will be well used in the future. To all the other girls for great laughs and inspiration, I just loved being around you all and just doin' our stuff!!! Can't wait to do it again.

Shell, Casey, Me, Meges, Mercia, Ann, Mad, Annette All the crew
NSW Girls QLD Girls

The tables with cards and all the stamp sets etc. Shell with her fave colour pink and one of her
gorgeous boxes. They were all amazing!!!

Madonna and the wonderful cake super talented Casey made & her handing out our goodie bags.

Will be back with the cards I made tomorrow as the light is terrible today so I need great conditions to make up for my very ordinary photo skills!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Well I'm back only after a week from my last post AMAZIN'!!! On Saturday the girls popped around for some stamping, chatting and yummy carrot cake. We had a great afternoon and lots of variations on the cards were made, and waving to Robyn who popped around Sunday to do hers.
We did 3 each of male/female (boys/girls) birthday cards and the girls told me they liked them so I hope you do too. I won't go through all the list of products so if you would like to know anything about the cards drop me a line. They were fantastic easy layouts as they allowed me to use all those smaller pieces of card and DSP we accumulate.
I have to thank Mads for giving me the colour combo of Rich Razz, Temting Turqu & Old Olive a little while was a hit Mads.
The stamp sets we used were PARTY THIS WAY (pge 35) in clear mount and EXTREME ELEMENTS & EXTREME GUITAR (pge 52 & 53) in the catalogue. These are 2 great all round sets to have I just love them both.

Thanks for popping in and let me know what you think as it makes my day.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This card is for our nephew & his gorgeous new fiance. Adam & Natalya got engaged just before Christmas and we are off to their engagement party this Saturday. It is a very special one as Adam is the 1st grandchild on my hubbys side to get engaged, so we are over the moon as they are just meant to be!!!
I kept it very simple and in the colours that Natalya loves. They have also asked me to do their wedding invitations which I am super nervous about....OK super duper nervous. I have told them I will do some samples and if they don't like them they can sack me and move on to the professional people!!!!LOL
Sorry about the light in the photo as it was not great here today(oh and it's also the photograher).

  • STAMP SET : Always
  • CARDSTOCK : Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
  • INK & MARKERS: Early Espresso & Marina Mist
  • RIBBON : Marina Mist
  • TOOLS : Big Shot & Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • MISC : Champange Mist Spritz (could drink this stuff I love it!!!)

Thanks for popping in and let me know what you think as it makes my day.

Anne :-)


I no, I no!!! It's been forever...3 months in fact, YEEKS!!! I can't really say where I've been or what I've been doing, but I'm back. I am lucky only a handful of you read my blog, although it could be none seeing it has been that long. Anyhoo I had a long over due play with a fabbo colour combo from the super talented girls over at JAI. Pop on over and check out the girls gorgeous designs and the entries for this week. My card ended up nothing like I had in my head to do but I hope you like it!!!


  • STAMP SETS : Baroque Motif, Butterfly Prints, Fresh Cuts
  • CARDSTOCK : All challenge colours & Very Vanilla
  • INK : Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Rose Red
  • PUNCHES : Butterfly & Scallop Edge
  • TOOLS : Big Shot with Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • RIBBON : Stitched Rose Red (retired)
  • MISC : Champagne Mist

Thanks for popping in for a look and I love hearing what you think. Have a great day.

Anne :-)

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