A little more sparkle…


Another kiddo request forefilled and a little more sparkle.

This card is for the current challenge at Unstampabelles this week.

Check out the challenge here

Challenge #66: Use a Punctuation sign in your work somewhere

This means you need to Use a Punctuation Sign somewhere in your work with the TWIST being to be amusing as well –  if possible!

Unstampabelles Challenges

I have used appostrophies in my computer generated sentiment. This was exactly as requested by Ms E (21) for her friend’s 22nd birthday.

Don’t you love the how the sun caught the sparkle of the glimmer paper? The numbers were die cut with my number of years dies and fun foam.

Until next time



A little sparkle…


Yes it wasn’t long before the requests from the kiddos needed to be meet.

Today I am sharing a little sparkly birthday card.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here

No topping for me this time

I used my star dies and punches to cut out various stars from some glimmer paper (a freebie) and arranged them around my sentiment from Jane’s Doodles Birthday wishes stamp set. I had a fair amount of glitter around when I was done.  It really is sparkly!

I finished the quilt from my last post.

Love the chevron pattern using HST top left corner.  Might be my next project?

What do you have planned for the weekend?

We start Saturday netball tomorrow. I do hope to find some book reading and crafty time too.

Until next time



Thinking of you…


Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted? Boy time flys.  I have been creating, sorry I just haven’t shared.

My card today I am linking up to the currant challenge at the Flower Challenge here

and the 30 Day colouring challenge here

I started with my floral image from ABS Rmember When (now available from Sprinkleberry) and silver embossed MSS Simple Salutations sentiment.  I coloured the image using my ink pad and blender pen.

So what else have I been doing?

A little quilting

5″ squares of Emma Jean Jansen fabrics alternate with white fabric.

This next one is on the to finish list for the coming weekend.

Again I started with 5″ squares made into half square triangles using the Missouri Star Quilt method arranged into various blocks.  Fabrics are from Circus range by Jodie Carleton.

I also have a few cards requested by Ms S and Mr M I must get on with! and the knitting projects are still WIP.

Until next time



Happy Birthday….


Today I am sharing a card I made for an upcoming birthday.  It also happens to be my creation for Unstampabelles Challenge this month.

Unstampabelles Anything Goes – twist use something new here

Remember no stamps!

Unstampabelles Challenges

Here is my card


I used a new die I found online here.  I paired with my ME Pizzaz Pieces die set, Spotted Owl Paper from Jillibean Soup, Kaszazz CS and sequins gifted from Jane’s Doodles with an order to make a shaker card.  I used fun foam and clear transparency film to make the shaker.

Please pop over to take a peek at the DT inspiration.  You wont be disappointed.

I hope to see you in the gallery.



A special number…


Popping in to share a special Numbered birthday card.


Another angle where the silver foil cs is not so reflective!


I used a sponge roller to add petite pirouette ink to SU Irresistibly yours paper. The sentiment is from The paper company set Birthday candles and the die cut is using SU Large Numbers die.  I added a little Kaisercraft lace and ABS ribbon behind the number panel.  To finish off I had to add a few sequins from my stash.

I am linking up to the following challenges

{Pin}spirational challenge here


Die Cutting Divas here

I need to share a little find from a recent op shop visit.


Let me say I was rather excited because I knew exactly what this was when I spied it. I am sure most non-crafty people didn’t know what the shapes on it were for.  The original owner had punched the shape from floral paper and taped to the back obviously to know where to put things away. Against my girls protests I bought this home – I couldn’t leave it behind for only $5.  I have since removed the floral pattern paper from the back and sides (both inside and out).  I have also given it a light sand as I am planning to spray it white. It is currently sitting on my desk top full with punches! Ms A was heard to say “it didn’t take you long to fill it”. insert embarassed face.

Until next time



Super Birthday…


I forgot to come back and share this birthday card I made for Mr M’s birthday last week.  He turned 19.

Super duper

I used a new NBUS SU stamp Super Duper coloured with markers (using my new NBUS stampmaster stamping tool too) and fussy cut before popping up on some old pattern paper.  Finished the card with some enamel dots.

I am linking up to Darnell’s latest NBUS challenge here

Mr M had a few friends over to help him celebrate and we had chicken and lamb on the spit.  The spit is a recent purchase which we used for Ms E’s 21st in December (cooked lamb and chicken) and Christmas day (3 large turkeys).    Unfortunately we had a little incident when one of the boys slam dunked into the basketball ring and sliced his finger.  Had to call his parents to take him to hospital.  He ended up with plastic surgery and 8 weeks off work! He is an apprentice mechanic.  Fortunately no tendon damage but a really serious cut.  Must add he hadn’t had a drink.

Until next time



A Birthday card or 3…


Hope all your Christmas prep is well underway.  No. Mine either! I’ve been busy with other events my December babes and all the things that go with the end of year.  I find I can’t do Christmas shopping until after their birthdays cause they will get things from friends that were on my list! and I’d only have to take them back.

So today I am sharing the cards for those December birthdays.

Ms S was 17 on 2nd December


Linking this to the Flower Challenge here – I hope 1 year counts as old!

She celebrated by taking a small group of friends to a local restaurant and with GF cupcakes with meringue topping for dessert.

Ms A was 12 on 3rd December


I am linking this to Stamplorations Challenges here and here


We celebrated her birthday by having around 30, 12 year olds at home.

The treat bags

img_7640-640x633Ms S prepared these herself.  She was pretty pleased with herself sharing with her friends via social media.


To round out the birthdays Miss E was 21 on 7th.

We celebrated by having around 85 friends and family at home.

I made an exploding box.

Thank you to all the inspiration around blog land which helped me to come up with this.


I did have in mind this was to be a birthday cake – however everyone agrees it looks a little like a Wedding Cake. OOPs! Pretty sure we wont have need for one of these for a while yet, but my kiddos like to through me curve balls every now and then!


Linking this to the challenge at Happy Little Stampers here

So over 4 days we had 3 parties (Thursday through to Sunday!).  Ms A also had to attend a party on the Friday night so we went to a party every day.

Last week we had Ms A’s Graduation from primary school ceremony and dinner. This coming Friday will see me finish at primary school after 16 years!

I do have another post planned before Christmas.  I hope you can pop in again.

I must get on and start planning Christmas Lunch.  Yes we are hosting.

Until next time