Boy time flies! No reason for lack of posting or updating other than normal daily life! Wish I could say I had been doing something exciting or adventurous:)

Before another day goes by I thought I would share how a few of my projects are going and one new project I have made.

That white jumper is sitting with all the knitting finished waiting for me to mattress stitch the seams!

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In case you are wondering it does have sleeves too – just didn’t take a pic of those.

After deciding to use a blue cotton for the backing of this shirt quilt top, it is waiting to be basted before being quilted and finished with binding.

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I did create a new project thanks to this online tutorial here

I gifted this to a friend recently with some cards from my stash and a cotton scarf.

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Thanks for stopping

Hope to be back soon, but I wont promise:)



A couple more for Mother’s Day…


I am sharing a few cards I have made for a stall I will have at the Mother’s Day Artisan Market at Sussex Street Neighbourhood house here or here.

This first one if for the mum who is a tea drinker.

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I have teamed Jane’s Doodles Tearrific with ABS Designer flowers and coloured with alcohol markers.

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And for the mum who likes coffee Jane’s Doodles Coffee Time with ABS Designer Flowers.  A little masking this time and again coloured with Alcohol markers.  I was lucky enough to win the Jane’s Doodles Coffee time stamp set from SRM recently.

What do you prefer? Coffee or Tea?

For me I have cut down to usually one coffee per day and almost no black tea (I use to drink a lot of both) to drinking green teas and herbal infusions. Ms E (20) and I have a dedicated tea shelf.  And don’t ask how many pots or infusers we have!

Lastly this one

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Using ABS Designer Flowers and Hero Arts Be Happy.

Enjoy your weekend.



Flowers for Mother’s Day…


Today I am sharing a Mother’s Day card.

I am linking up to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique – April mood board here


Spring Flowers // April showers at Eclectic Ellapu here
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I used images from MFT Contemporary Roses, PTI Beautiful Blooms II and ABS Designer Flowers stamped with my colorbox Que inks.  These inks haven’t been used for a while so I was surprised that they were still rather juicy. I also used SU pretty in pink for the roses and Momento Luxe for the sentiment.  The panel was mounted onto pink cardstock and then all added to the card base.  Finished with a little sprinkling of sequins.
While I had out ABS Designer Flowers I made a second card.  Will share that one later.
Thanks for stopping

Post School Holiday update…


Today is the first day back to work/uni/school for us after 2 weeks school term break. I go back tomorrow.  As I have some time here today without the family I hope to get to play with some stamps and ink.  Don’t get me wrong I do like the school holidays, this time round it was a little more all over the place than usual.  Between dentist appointments, check ups, test driving a new car (we haven’t bought one yet!) and other bits and bobs we didn’t even fit in one trip to the zoo.  Very unusual.  And not a huge amount of constructive crafty time for me.

I did participate in my first ever blog hop.  Welcome to my new followers.

I will share a few things though

The 2.5″ stripes of re-purposed shirts have been made into this

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I used where I could strip piecing method.  Much quicker than sewing lots of 2.5″ squares together.  This unfinished quilt top measures 132 cm x 147 cm.
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As you can see I used the sleeves leaving the buttons on.  This quilt when it is finished wont be suitable for young children. At this point I am not sure what I will do with the finished shirt quilts. I haven’t decided on backing or binding yet either. I still have to cut into the shirt fronts with pockets to.  Perhaps I should use the pocketed fronts for the backing? Any thoughts?

This is a pic of the other re-purposed shirt quilt top I shared here no further progress on this yet.

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I had a little time waiting for appointments  during the school term break so I got back onto my Step Hem Jumper from Patons Women’s Merino Collection using Bendigo Milky fibre from here.  Not a lot of progress but a start on the sleeves.

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The back and front so far…

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Netball starts back again this weekend.  I think I will need this as the girls play outside.

Well I didn’t think I had much to share but it seems I did.  Sorry for the long picture heavy post. Hopefully I will be back in a day or two with some inky creations.

Until next time



Boo Boo Blog Hop…


Popping in to share my Boo Boo card for Darnell’s challenge here

I made this card a few days ago and shared.

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It is a perfectly OK card with one big exception.  It is a 21st card. Great for a 21st,  however the intended recipient is only 20!

I didn’t realise until all stuck down and ready for the pics.

It will be used – no doubt there is another 21st not to far away.

I hope you are having fun on the hop.

I will catch up with the hop tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by





Today I am sharing a card I am linking up to the current challenge at TCTC #12 here

Here is my card

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The card front is mounted with SU Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Very vanilla and a panel of Lost Lagoon. The sentiment is from SU Endless Wishes stamped in Lost Lagoon.  The tea cups from Jane’s Doodles Tearrific were stamped onto Modern Medley paper and fussy cut.

Quick post – I need to head out to stock the fridge and pantry! Gotta love school holidays.

Thanks for stopping



Playing with Kaisercraft Le Chateau …


I hope the Easter bunny found you and you are all recovering from over eating chocolate goodies.

Today I am sharing two cards

I am linking to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique – March Mood Board here


Unstampabelles – Keys to success here

 My first card for SBB

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I started with Kaisercraft Le Chateau 6″ paper pad and added Mpress Birdcage die cut in both foam and black cardstock along with an Elizabeth Craft Design bird die.  I finished with a stamped “21” from Uniko Classic numbers.  This card is for a 21st this weekend where the gift is a budgie in a cage.

My second card

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Whilst flicking through the paper pad I thought this paper was perfect for the Unstampabelles current challenge.  What better mark of success that reaching the ripe old age of 21 (again!)? As Ms E had requested a number of cards I thought this would be great for a male 21st card.  I added die cut “21” from SU Large Numbers Framelits, “st” from Lifestyle Crafts and the “birthday” from PTI. Die cuts from black cardstock and foam.  This card unfortunately isn’t going to the intended recipient.  The birthday boy is only 20! I am a year to early.  I wonder if this is what Darnell had in mind for her upcoming boo boo challenge? Anyway I am sure it wont get wasted – there is bound to be a male 21st not to far away.

On another note I appear to be having issues with my blog reader.  If I have missed visiting you I apologise.  I am working on the issue and hope it is resolved soon.

Until next time