Happy Birthday Kerina

I have made this card for my friend Kerina who is celebrating a birthday this week.

This was actually my second attempt. The first one below I  re stamped onto white cardstock – I didn’t like the Kraft cardstock. I think my second card (above) is better – I hope Kerina does too!

I have used Cosmo Cricket Social Club Mini Deck DSP plus other cardstock from my stash. I used my Fiskars paper trimmer, Fiskars micro tip scissors and my Fiskateer scissors – yes I received some happy mail a few weeks ago and it was a new pair of scissors with my number on them! A lovely surprise. Images used are SU Best of Everything and Sweet Summer. I used SU Basic Grey and Garden Green ink and SU marker Island Indigo.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges

Fiskars Monthly Papercraft Challenge





Hope everyone had a great weekend. The netball semi final was a nail bitter.  The girls were up the whole game until the last quarter when they took on 3 injuries! They finally lost by 2. Not a bad effort considering they were fourth on the ladder playing the top team – they sure made the opposition earn their place in the finals!

Hopefully back tomorrow with another card to share.




Pinwheel challenge at Embellish Magazine and The Greeting Farm Fresh Friday

Hi. Hope everyone’s day has got off to a great start. Student free day so have my youngest home today plus I am expecting some tradesmen any time now! We all know how predictable tradies are right?

Anyway I have two cards to share today.

Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm


The first is for The Greeting Farm Fresh Friday Challenge Paper Piercing. This is a technique I only tried a little while ago and I am enjoying it.

I have used The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Collection along with sentiment from PTI Train Tracks. I used Twine from SU, cardstock from American Crafts and Pebbles. A Fiskars border punch and tag die from life style crafts. This card is for a 13 year old girl I think she came up alright.


The second card is a first for me. This is the first pinwheel I have ever made. I was surprised at how easy it was. I used DSP from MME Miss Caroline for the pinwheel and a brad from my stash along with a tooth pick for the handle. I used PTI Tiny Tags and die stamped with SU Regal Rose and Soft Suede tied with Blossom twine from the The Twinery. The other cardstock is also from my stash. I punched out butterflies from kraft cardstock using carl and armada punches. Finished off with some rhinestones and hand drawn butterfly trials.

Thanks for stopping by.