Hello Everyone

I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter Break.

Today I am a Guest at Inspired by Stamping

Inspired by Stamping


I started with a card blank from Kaisercraft. I randomly stamped the IBS Springtime Beauty II images in PTI Lavender Moon and SU So Saffron onto SU Whisper White CS.

I coloured the leaf image with SU Gumball Green marker and stamped randomly. I added this to SU So Saffron cardstock with a strip across the bottom edge along with WRMK twine. All popped up with some foam tabs. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx black. I finished by adding White Opal liquid pearls and mauve pearls.


The current challenge at IBS

I am linking this to


If you have a couple of minutes to spare – I have a few pics to share.

A few things we got up to over the Easter Break.

A gift for the hairdresser who cut Miss S’s hair for her Cancer donation (the hairdresser donated her services for the hair cut)

Envelope punch board box Easter treats

made using the envelope punch board

Miss S before and after (we cut 13″ of hair for the donation)

photo 1 (10)b


photo 4 (12)b


photo 2 (14)b

the donation

photo 2 (16)b

Miss A has been a little busy with loom band creations – this is just a sample we have all sorts of bracelets and animals too

photo 3 (13)b

and some card making


I made a scarf for Ms E to match the fingerless gloves



I followed a recipe from Julie Goodwin – The heart of the home

I also made a variation where I omitted the spices and sultanas and added cocoa and chocolate chips – Yum!

Thank you so much for visiting and getting to the end of this pic heavy post.



Hi All

It is book club tonight and being so close to Easter I have made a little something for my book club friends

I am linking up to the following challenges

Through The Craft Room Door

Anything Goes


Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges


Easter basket

These little treat bags were made using a envelope punch board SU cardstock and embellished with SU Around Array and SU Spring Sampler stamp sets. They are filled with little chocolate bunnies and chicks.

Busy today Miss S is donating her hair to charity this afternoon.

Thanks for taking a peek

Be safe and enjoy your Easter Break




So nice to have a little sun shine the last couple of days.

A friend’s daughter is celebrating her birthday this week.

I am linking this upto the current challenge at Uniko.

I made this card using Uniko Modern Lattice Digital Paper and Uniko Fontiments – Birthday stamp set stamped using Versafine Onyx Black. The speech bubbles were die cut using SU Word Bubbles Framelits from scrap cardstock.




Ms E had another 19th Birthday party this weekend.

I made this card to co ordinate with the clutch bag I made a few weeks ago.


The card fitted nicely in the clutch along with the pressie (some jewellery).


The card is made using SU Very Vanilla cardstock with a piece of SU Modern Medley along the side. I added some black twine and layered with black card stock.

The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx black, punched with a rectangle scallop punch, layered with black card stock and popped up with foam tape. I added the flowers die cut from MFT dienamices and a rhinestone added to the centre.

Sharing a work in progress


So far I have cut several pieces of SU fabric into 3″ squares and pieced them together. I intend to add a white border then a border of the 3″ strips possibly followed by another white border. The backing and the binding are undecided at the moment. I’m planning to see how it grows and what works from my stash.

Hope to be back to share a couple of more things before Easter.



Hi there lovely readers

Boy time is getting away from me these days.

Last week was the last week of term 1 which meant a few extra hours at work and as I am to complete a few tasks in the next two weeks a meeting or two.

Any way I did find some time to finish up a couple of projects – sorry lots of pics and once again a variety

A note book, pen and pencil holder

IMG_4736and a peek inside


I used a pattern I found in Handmade Vol 31 No 2 and fabric/ribbon from my stash

Some fingerless gloves


These were made for Ms E – she applogises for the chipped nail polish

The pattern is from Deramores here

I used some yarn from my stash – It was left over from a jumper I made Mr M (16) when he was much much smaller!


A small clutch again for Ms E

I also made a dress all from this pattern

View D (bottom left)

Miss E is at Uni as I write this so there is no one to model


I added the white border – I didn’t have enough of the white self print so used a white cotton.

The backing is a pink with very small white spots. The binding is a hot pink cotton made from 2 1/2″ strips.

now to finish off

Teddy bear

This is for those of you who have lots of unfinished projects.

My friend who has recently set up a charity for Children in Cambodia came across this little guy on a recent tidy up. He was missing his arms, scarf and facial features she asked if I would complete him and as you see I did and we all went to dinner late last week.

 He had been started by her MIL who has been passed for some 17 years to be sent via World Vision to a one of a number of countries – one of them Cambodia. So now he is all complete he will be in the next container to the orphanage in Cambodia. So nice he is finally going to get there.

I do hope to share some paper crafting soon.

Thanks for hanging in there




Miss S had a party at the weekend. I made this gift box from 12″ x 12″ paper and a tag using stamped cork again.

Emily S birthday

here is a close up of the tag

Emily S Birthday 2

Hope your Monday has got off to a great start.

I have a few jobs ahead of me today so best get myself moving.

Thanks for stopping by









I have made this for the challenge – a gift tag using die cut cork stamped using Inspired by Stamping Fancy Circles in PTI white ink. I also used SU scalloped top tag punch, SU Elegant Butterfly punch some unknown cardstock, pearls and ribbon from my stash.  Thanks to Michelle for the inspiration here




I also made this gift


The Felt flower is made from die cuts and adhered to both an aligator hair clip and pin. I used buttons to make earrings.

The clutch or hold all is made from some fabric from my stash using Newlook 6723 Pattern.

Miss E is off to a party tonight this is part of the gift along with a few bits and bobs from Typo.

Must also mention she is driving! She got her licence yesterday.

So some driving trips are off my list – no late night pick up from dancing classes and she can do the Netball training run.

Here is a pic of the gift bag finished with a little washi tape.


Before I go a few other projects

Pink rib scarf

I finished this scarf a while ago and forgot to share. I used 2 x 25g balls in a rib pattern.

The yarn is Filatura Di Crosa baby Principessa Merino colour 335.


This is a WIP. I am trying to use up some of my stash of fabric. I have started by cutting 4″ x 4″ squares. Alternating the patterned squares with a white fabric.

Not sure whether to add a white border before attaching the backing fabric (a pink with white spot) or not. What do you think?

Enjoy your weekend

Busy as usual 3 games of netball tomorrow and a basketball grand final.

Thanks for taking a peek



A colour challenge this month at Annabelle Stamps.

Click on the pic above to take you there.

I made this for Ms E’s friend’s birthday this coming weekend and I am linking to the challenge.

card in a box Chanelle 3

I created this card in a box using Annabelle Stamps Butterfly Sunshine and Stemmed Flowers. When I grabbed these stamp sets out I was pleased to find the butterflies already stamped and coloured left over from another project. I die cut the flowers from PTI Beautiful Blooms before stamping with ABS Stemmed flowers in PTI Winter Wisteria Ink – happy to find some of the stamps fitted into these dies. I did try hand cutting a few and that didn’t go so well. The leaves are die cut from SU Wild Wasabi CS using CC Designs Leafy Branch. The butterflies on the back section were stamped using SU More Mustard and PTI Winter Wisteria inks. The rest of the card used SU Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi CS and Twitterpated and Just add cake patterned papers. The sentiment panel is from ABS Butterfly Sunshine and punched using SU Designer Label punch and some scrap CS.

Card in a box Chanelle 2

and another pic of that beautiful butterfly stamp

card in a box Chanelle 5

Now I have done a little book work for work so I can  do some reading. I’m upto book three in the Outlander Series – boy are these big books 1000+ pages in this one.

Hope to find some more crafty time soon.

Thanks for coming by.




Oops! I forgot to post a pic of the back.

Here it is

card in a box back Chanelle


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