As requested…


If you have been following me for sometime you would know Ms E (20) is always forward and specific in her requests for cards.  Well we have hit a new level.  I was requested to make a card by her friend’s boyfriend to give to the said friend for her 21st! Follow?

How could I say no.


I started by heat embossing “s” a number of times onto orange card stock which I then punched out with 3/4″ circle punch. These were added to the main card front with some being added with foam tape.  Some of you may be wondering what the “s” circle things are. Ms A (11) thought they were bubbles! and Ms S (16) thought they were smarties.  She was pretty close – the request was for orange skittles. I believe Smarties don’t have an “s”.  I thought there maybe to many skittles, but the response I got was “you can’t have too many skittles”

The sentiments and die cuts are from various sets from papersmooches, PTI, Uniko and Stampin UP!. And as requested I stamped words on the inside of the card.


I will link this up to the current challenge at Seize the birthday here – Anything Goes

One of the ladies I know is collecting hats for prem babies.  I used a pattern from the Craftsy website here by Charm knits and another pattern I am not sure where I got it from.  Thank you to the designers for their patterns.

Preemie hat


Until next time

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Another Challenge another 21st…


I am back today with my DT card for the new challenge at Unstampabelles here.

#62 Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

Unstampabelles Challenges

The prize is

Certainly each and every project for Unstampabelles pushes me outside my comfort zone.  This is the purpose of challenges right.


I created a subtle edge by using ME Basic die set.  I also used the stitched die on the black mount which is a little tricky to see in the pic.

The die cut sentiments are from Stamplorations and PTI.  The pattern paper is from SU as is the gold glitter tape behind the die cuts.

This happened to also fit with a request from Ms E for another 21st birthday which was black, white and gold. So of course a matching gift bag was added using my gift bag punch board.


Hope you have time to join in.

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School Holiday Activities…


Today is the last day of school holidays here in Victoria.  Which means life will return to some type of routine from tomorrow.

Usually our holidays are filled with day trips to museums and zoos, however this time we haven’t made one visit!  This past week has seen the 6 of us suffering with a bad cold.  We are starting to feel better in time to return to work/school!

Staying at home has given us time to make these.

Ms E (20) wanted a new sling bag for months so I finally made one.


The bag uses 3 different fabrics and has a sectioned pocket inside for pens, phone and other bits and pieces.  It is large enough to hold her ipad. The straps are long (as per her request) and tied in a knot.  I used a pattern from Better Homes & Gardens Oct 2007 as a guide and enlarged the bag size and made the straps longer.

I completed this quilt using the Missouri Star Quilt method for HST here. I found this here and picked a few of the blocks to complete.


This is backed in an aqua solid and the binding is black and white stripe.

I liked this fabric from Emma Jean Jansen’s Ella Blue range I have started another quilt already!

Finally Miss A (11) had a little play with my stamps, dies and markers and created all these with no assistance from me.  Actually I was at the hairdressers when she made these.

She created the little box herself with her scoreboard.  Yes she has her own!

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She isn’t afraid to use her pattern paper and mix them up.  I should take notes.

Miss A also has a new pencil roll which I need to take pics of.

Until next time





Have you joined the challenge at Unstampabelles yet?

You still have time.

Unstampabelles Challenges

Challenge #61 Changing seasons with the twist of masculine. You can find the challenge link here and scroll through the weeks to see some great inspiration from the DT.

Weddings are a change


I used Impression Obsession die, stamploration “Celebrate” die and lifestyle crafts nesting lace squares dies to create my card with black and white cardstock along with black glitter paper and fun foam.

Hope to see your entry in the challenge – remember no stamps!

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A challenge or two…


We are part way through the school holidays here.  Boy a week flies by so quickly.  Pity only another week before we are all back to our routines and sports.  Ms E and Mr M are still at uni though while Ms S and Ms A are home along with hubby.  When Ms E went to uni in Geelong yesterday the girls and I tagged along for a day trip to the arts and craft shops down there.  There are a few art supply shops within working distance of each other not to mention a Kaiser outlet on the drive into town from Uni.  I was rather restrained and only purchased 3 items not on my list!  Although I did top up Ms A’s craft stash.

Here are a couple of cards I have made.

For the current challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here


at Seize the Birthday here

no toppings for me this time

me up and away

I have used ME up and away and co ordinating dies coloured with alcohol markers.  The sponging and background cardstock are SU dapper denium. I used a piece of card board cut out as a stencil for my clouds.  The sentiment is from Papersmoches Hullabalo.

While I had the sponges out I created this card with PTI Tremendous treats



for the current challenge at Uniko here


Fantasy Stampers here



I needed a new book mark for book club so I created this one by colouring my stamp block with markers and stamping into the ink before stamping onto my paper.  By doing this I got a few variations of colour on each stamped image to replicate “fall” or autumn as we call it here in Australia.  I used images from SU Thoughtful branches and Jane’s Doodles Read all about it.  Even though I used greens, browns and orange markers the orange markers look pink in the photo above.  Trust me they are orange!

I have also began work on a HST quilt top. Will share that another day.

Until next time

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A special card…


This is my DT post for Unstampabelles Challenge #61 – Changing Seasons TWIST make it masculine

You can find the new challenge here

Unstampabelles Challenges

Recently Ms S’s boyfriend’s sister made her First Holy Communion. This card represents a special event/change of season.  If the flowers and lace doily were excluded it would suit a male.

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The prize this month is

Here is another pic of my card

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Products used MFT rolled roses, Cheery Lynn Doiley, Cheery Lynn Cross and SU Sizzlits leaf dies.

Until next time



A bright Thanks…


Thank you for comments and likes recently.

Glad to see I’m not the only one who relies so much on my phone! The happy news it is all sorted and I didn’t need to get a new one just yet.  A small repair sees things all good again.

Anyway enough waffle.

You stop to see the pictures.

Today I have a “thanks” card for a co worker of my eldest daughter.

I am linking up to Darnell’s NBUS #7 here

my NBUS is the stamplorations die.

I hate to admit I’m pretty sure some of these flower images have never seen ink either.  I can’t be alone in admitting to having loads of images that have never seen inky love. Image result for embarrassed emoji

I will also link up to

The current challenge at Sweet Stampin’ – no design paper here



Fantasy Stampers Challenge #70 Sunshine colours  here

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As per Ms E’s usual requests there were specific instructions – this time bright with purple and sparkle and to include flowers.  Well I set Ms E the task of finding the flower stamps – um no small feet!  After she narrowed to about 8 sets I then picked from those and allocated each image an ink colour from those she had selected.  I’ve discovered even though I have lots of purple inks I don’t really have a bright purple.  Maybe someone can suggest one for me to add to my crafty wishlist.

Here is the result

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This card is larger than normal – an A4 piece scored in half.

Which stamp sets did I use to make the background? Images from SU Crazy about you, PTI Beautiful Blooms II, Uniko Flower Power #4 (Ms E was very specific that this image had to be used) and ABS Stemmed Flowers (a few images from that set). I started stamping with the largest images on to white cardstock and then worked down to the smallest.  Each flower had their own colour ink.  As I mentioned earlier I lined everything up before starting to stamp.  The smallest flower was inked in 2 colours to fill in the gaps.  The ink colours used are SU Pumpkin pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Cre8tive purple.  This one of a kind paper was attached to some purple cardstock.  I used a NBUS stamplorations “thanks” die cut in the same purple cs and also from foam to add dimension.  All this finished with some clear sequins and glossy accents on the die cut to cover the sparkle request.

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Until next time