Chrissy tags…

Hi There.  I got a little crafty time last week end – I know it is nearly the weekend again.  I got round to taking a few pics earlier today which I will hopefully get to share over the next few days.

Today I am sharing a set of gift tags I made using a mix of sets. I am linking up to the challenge at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas

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I used PTI Polka dot Parade #9, Holiday Cheer, Star Prints, Stocking Prints, Communique Curves, Kaisercraft Merry Christmas and My Cute Stamps Let it Snow. The tags were made by using the small strip left after I have cut A3 cardstock down to make my square cards then rounding the corners with my corner punch and punching a hole for the twine.  I used SU Pretty in Pink, Tempting Truquoise, So Saffron, Certainly Celery and PTI Classic Kraft and Lavender Moon inks to stamp the images. The twine is Blossom and mint.

Here are individual images

Polka dot parade Christmas tree



Pink Star Prints

a little pink


Holiday Cheer - Wreathand

My Cute Stamps Lavender Snow Flakeslavender snow flakes


Turquoise & Green Stocking printsI like the combination of turquoise and green.

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Dinosaur 18th…

Try stamping on Tuesdays – anything goesand

Twisted Tuesdays – Celebration + Nature

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It is one of Miss E’s oldest friend’s 18th Birthday today – they have been friends from 3 year old kinder, through 4 year old Kinder, primary and secondary school. Happy 18th Tash!

I have made this card for her – the requirements from Miss E were green & dinosaurs.


Just heard the birthday girl liked the card.

I have used the sketch from Try stampin’ on Tuesdays and the the challenge from Twisted Tuesdays, I am linking up to these challenges.

I used a pre cut card finished size 12.5cm x 18.5cm. I used Kaisercraft La Di Da Paper along with green cardstock. I stamped the dinosaurs from Stampin UP!  Dinoraur in stazon timber brown and coloured with markers from Tim Holtz and Stampin UP!. I used circle punches to punch them out and popped them up with foam tape. I added some twine from Annabelle stamps and the die cut numbers from Papersmooches Numbers, by request no stamped words.

Today is also the last day of official classes for Miss E. Year 12 exams start in just over a week and graduation celebrations are next week – better get a wriggle on with the dress!

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Happy Birthday or …


I am linking this card up to the challenges above (click images to take you to the site).


I started by cutting my strips of paper from Stampin Up! (pumpkin pie brights collection) and Kaisercraft (La di da Collection) and layering onto black card stock. I used a small strip of pumpkin pie card stock to make the banner. I then stamped the image from PTI Tag it #1 and punched using 1″ square punch and layering onto 1 1/4″ square punch. All this was added to my card front and finished with the sentiment from SU Express Yourself stamped in versafine onyx black.

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In Style…


Miss E has another 18th Birthday Party in a few weeks time.


I have used an image that was free with a magazine (Claire Coxon I think?) and I have coloured with SU and Tim Holtz markers and then I added some Wink of Stella. The background paper is from Kaisercraft After Five 6″ Pad mounted along with black card stock. The flowers were die cut from MFT Dienamics Rolled Rose and finished with a rhinestone.

I wasn’t too sure about this one and offered to re-do but it got the OK so I will leave it at that.

Had a fun morning at Scienceworks with Miss S and MIss A doing Circus and Maths activities. Hubby is taking 3 of the kiddos away for 3 days starting tomorrow so should be nice and quiet for a while with Miss E and I being the only ones home.

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Edit – I missed the link to Tammy’s Scrappin Corner so maybe next time.

Spray, Splatter, Drop…


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Paint Splatter and two words


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I am linking this card upto to the above challenges.


I began by making my own pattered paper. I used several different coloured ink refills in spray bottles with a little water. I wanted more colours than I have spray bottles for, so I dropped drops of food dye onto the paper. I left this all to dry overnight before  I cut a small piece to use on my card. Miss E (17) thought the process was interesting and took some pictures to show her friends. When Miss A (8) saw the paper in the morning she asked when could we make some more.  I think this is an outside activity with an 8 year old. If the weather holds we might just have a go at this. Miss S and Miss A have been busy covering old jam jars with scoobies (long plastic tubes – they were really popular a few years back) they plan to give them to their friends and keep a couple for trinkets (junk?) in their rooms.  I now have the job of die cutting some fabric to cover the lids. It is clearing out some unloved crafty supplies.


Anyway once I had my paper I layered my piece onto some card stock from my stash. The sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps Boy’s Party and Cuts by design dies. I finished the card off with a couple of jewels from Kaisercraft Miss Nelly collection.


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For Miss Emma…

I am linking this card up to the Techno Stampers Sketch challenge.


I stamped my images from My Cute Stamps Fishy Fun onto Blending card stock and coloured with alcohol markers. I punched them out with Stampin UP! 1 3/8″ square punch. I then mounted them onto some card stock from my stash. I added the row of Kaisercraft droplets and also added some to the water bubbles.


This card is for Emma, a friend of Miss E’s who is celebrating her 18th birthday in a few weeks. Emma likes blue and is a great competition swimmer.

The start of school holidays here – a few of our plans include

 Miss E has exams all next week, she is at a Maths lecture today.

Mr M is booked into be a zookeeper for the day – so that should be a great day for him.

Miss S has a party at a trapoline play centre called “Bounce”.

Miss A will keep me busy crafting – not complaining!

So holidays are busy but a different kind of busy to normal school week.

I have a few more things to share with you over the next couple of days. We have 6 or 7 birthdays in the next couple of weeks. The girls have been bringing home invitations it feels like every day! Enough of my babble.

A lovely sunny day here in Melbourne – hope it is nice where you are too.

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This card was chosen in the top 3 at Techno Stamper

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I have made this little set of greeting cards to have on hand.

I have used Uniko Digital paper “Hello” Speech Cloud and Electic Mix along with SU Coastal Cabana and Bashful Blue – love how Uniko Digital paper co ordinates with SU papers. The small Hello sentiment was also in the free digi paper the other sentiments are from Uniko All Occasion Sentiments #1 and Flower Power #1 stamped using Kaisercraft black ink. I also used American Crafts border punch, SU Bitty Butterfly Punch, SU Petite Curly Label Punch, sequins and rhinestones.




I am linking up to the Challenge at Uniko – “Hello”

Hope your week has got off to a great start.



Happy Birthday with squares…


My hubby’s boss’s birthday. This is the card I made for him.

I punched out squares of Kaisercraft On the Move paper using 1 1/4″ punch. I then attached them to a piece of SBB CS and embossed this using SU Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder. I embellished with ABS twine and layered with more cardstock onto card front. The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes set.

I am linking this upto the challenge at Sunny Challenges – Male card.

Wishing my eldest daughter luck she is sitting the UMAT later today.

(UMAT – Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test)

Next year she plans to study Medicine to later work in the area of Forensics.

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Happy Birthday Tom…

My husband’s nephew is turning 10 this week.


I have used an arrow stamp from Kaisercraft Konstrukt stamp set stamped in Stampin UP! pumpkin pie and bashful blue inks. The “HB2U” sentiment is from Papertrey ink Boy Basics Game on and the “You’re” is from Paper tray. I die cut the 10 using Quickutz die and pumpkin pie cardstock. Finished by popping up with tape and some glossy accents.

I am linking this to these challenges


a masculine card or papercraft project



Through the Craftroom Door

Hope your Monday has got off to a great start.

Heading off for a meeting for work soon.

Have a great week. Thanks for all your lovely comments.



Happy Birthday Niamh!

Been a bit quiet here this week on the creating front. Been busy putting things in order in our study and re-organising my craft room (for the millionth time! in 3 years) after some furniture was re-purposed for the study. I had re-purposed a book case for my craft room from the children and that has now moved to the study which has been empty. This was the reason for our second trip to IKEA last weekend to get a couple of small Besta book shelves. All this moving things around has meant I could open up some boxes of books and things which have been packed away for 4 plus years. A lot of “do you remember” and Miss A (8) seeing things almost for the first time!

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These pics are Miss A and Miss S’s creations from the empty boxes. Miss A has a bed with a pillow and Miss S even has curtains that open and shut! Kept them entertained for a while. We have also had a tiler, painter and oven repair man over this week. Busy – so  no creating.

Enough of my waffle…


I have made this card for a joint Barbie inspired 18th Miss E is going to tonight – yes you read correct no typo – Barbie. The request was for a pink cupcake card –  it matches the theme at Scrapbook Boutique monthly challenge this month which I will link up to.


I have used SBB Cardstock in Ocean (from Summer Colours Pack) and Spearmint (from Sand and Surf pack), Crafters Choice – Gelati Basics and a few scrap bits of cardstock for the cake tops (cut from PTI cupcake die) and card layers. Pulled out a few old punches Carl CP2 Heart punch, Momiji Punch – to make the strawberry and Pothos for the leaves under the MFT Dienamics flowers cut in felt (from Spotlight) and finished with rhinestones from Kaisercraft. The cupcake bases are stamped in versafine onyx black using Hero Arts Cupcake image – another thing that I don’t think has had some love for a while! The Birthday girl’s name is stamped from Kaisercraft Typewriter font stamp set in versafine onyx black.

Before I go for now want to share something I found in Bunnings last week end – a really cheap low tack tape 18mm x 25m Painter’s tape for $1. For the price I thought I would give it a go in my die cutting machine to hold the dies to the cardstock/paper/felt and stop the little things from moving around. I have read of other people using low tack tape.

I used the same piece to cut all six cupcake tops and it was still a bit tacky and didn’t rip the cardstock when I removed it. The more experienced crafters out there might have already found this out – but I thought it was worth sharing. I think this one roll will last for ages much better value than the other brand that was $19 roll.

I have waffled on for a bit now and I still have another card to make for tonight plus the gift bags!

Cheers for now