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


Thought I would share a few things I have been up to the last few days.  It is a long weekend here in Melbourne – no sport – so I found myself with a little time.

I appologise for the poor quality pics (and the volume!) – my computer has decided it doesn’t want to “talk” to other devices so I have taken the pics on my phone.


ink storage 2


marker storage

ink storage 3Dividers from Howard’s storage which I cut to size

After seeing this post

which Sue shared I was inspired to fix up my storage which I had originally made with card board from boxes and packaging. It was a little wibbly wobbly.

This is it so far.

ink and marker storage 2


ink storage

These are pigeon holes created on my desk top by using an IKEA shelf with the flat side up as a long shelf . They are in easy reach so things should get put away right!

And for the rest of my ink

cube ink storageI use two of those hard plastic A4 cases for my cubes.

After this exercise I realise I have a lot of ink and markers.

These pics don’t include my water based makers. These are stored seperately.

After that little tidy up I did make something for a party Miss S has next weekend.

envelope punch board hand bag Eliza 3

I followed a video by Sam Donald I came across recently which used the Envelope Punch Board.  I used brads instead of buttons.

I also used Stampin UP! Scallop tag punch to create the tag stamped using SU Happy Congratulations and Express yourself.

Another pic of the bag

envelope punch board hand bag Eliza 2

I couldn’t stop at one

So I made this one as well

envelope punch board hand bag 2

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