A long over due card share…


Popping in to share a few cards I have made recently.

My stash of cards has got pretty low!

Love these Zebras!
A couple of chickens. I seem to have become addicted to this diaroma card. Love the simplicity and it still fits flat into a normal C6 envelope.
A mouse from Kaszazz.
Elephants from WPlus9
Simply diecuts
More for Easter. I broke out a few ancient stencils and did a little sponging. I glossed half the ABS eggs (top left) and coloured the chick with alcohol markers before poppin him up with foam tabs.

The rest of today I am playing at the sewing machine!




Birthday Party Animal…


I’m back with another Birthday card 🙂

This one I am linking up to the following challenges

NBUS #6 here

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes here

Happy Little Stampers here

Here is my card

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I have managed to use 4 NBUS products here! I stamped my NBUS Wplus 9 party animals onto xpress blending card stock and coloured with my NBUS copic markers (I bought a new pack of copic earth tones at the local craft shop sale this week) once coloured they were die cut with NBUS coordinating die.  The background circles are cut from circle die and NBUS SSS Stitched circles die in SU Old olive and some ancient pattern paper.  Once these were in place on my card front I added my animals with foam tape and the sentiment from PTI World’s greatest stamped in Memento Luxe ink.

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Have a great weekend – a long one for some



Celebrating 20 years…


I’m back today to share the last of my December Birthdays

My eldest turned 20 on 7th December.  We celebrated by having a toy story movie marathon (because toy story was also 20 on 7th December), food and a sleep over from 2pm Monday until 3.30 Tuesday! I went to work leaving the kiddos to it. I returned to a nice clean house and all the friends who had stayed over had gone.  Mr M washed the floor and Ms S did all the dishes and put away the mattresses to name a few of the chores.

Here are a few pics from the last few days

Ms E’s birthday card

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Ms A’s Lolly bar from her party on Saturday

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the girls made bath bombs and lip balm at Ms A’s party

Each girl made their own and added their name to a gift tag I made earlier.

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another lolly bar – Yes we are keeping the dentist very happy

Ms E’s

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So before I go another pic of Ms E’s birthday card

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I used WPlus 9 Bubble talk, co cordinating die, WPlus Unforgettable and PTI tag its #1 coloured with alcohol markers and layered with SU card stock and patterned paper.

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

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Case this


I used Uniko Background builders Round in Circles and SU Lucky Limeade to stamp the background. I used three butterflies from Uniko Bright Butterflies die and stamp set stamped in SU Real Red.  The middle butterfly is stamped with WPlus9 Country Charm. The sentiment is from Uniko Pure Florals Chrysanthemum stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

You can tell it was a bright and sunny morning when I took this pic – the butterflies popped up with foam tabs are casting a bit of a shadow!

I am linking this card up to the CAS(E) this sketch challenge this week.

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A couple of birthdays…

Sorry this is a long post. Hope you can bear with me.

I have made this card for a friend’s husband – apparently he isn’t happy about “the number”. I might be the same when I get there! I used punches to create the angry bird – I was inspired by a something I saw on a forum.

There is a tutorial here  http://stampinwithniki.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/angry-birds-tutorial.html.

I am linking this upto the monthly challenge at the Stamp Spot – heart – (http://thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/) I actually used to heart shapes

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com.au/ – punch it out

Another friend shares the same birthday and I made this for her


I used lots of different sentiment stamps to make the word panel – if I miss naming one please forgive me. I also used some dies to create the flourish and the felt flowers. When I gave this to my friend this morning she couldn’t believe I had individually stamped each word.

and another version of this for Miss A’s godmother


and after seeing the angry bird I made for the card above one of Miss E’s oldest friends made a comment so I made this tag as a book mark for her.


I am linking this tag upto the challenge http://www.sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com.au/ – anything but a card

Thanks for hanging in there.

Mr M and Miss A have not long arrived home from school. I made them walk today as I have a house full of 13 year old girls! Better go and check the party pies.

Hope you have a great weekend.



Happy Birthday Josh

IMG_2978I made this card recently for a nephew – he loves to read!

I am linking this upto this challenge at Moxie Fab World –

create your own background paper.

I used Paper smooches – Smarty Pants – I used the book image repeatedly stamped and coloured with markers. I also used the WPlus9 Label Layers 4 with a MSS sentiment.

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Winner day…

and frommycraftroom who said…
I love the background sets. Thanks for the chance.

And with that I won all this! Way back in October – been waiting patiently for the postie.





(this one was out of stock when my prize was shipped – so still waiting on that one)

I used Country Charm and Happy Harvest in this card I have made for a friend’s birthday. I am linking this upto the Tuesday Trigger Challenge at Moxie Fab World. I have been very literal in my interpretation. I also used a couple of new sets (for me) from AnnaBelle Stamps – BBD3 and Garden Silhouettes.  A few months ago I won the monthly challenge at AnnaBelle Community so I put that towards these sets (and a few other things!).

Sorry such a long post today.  Must get moving I have four more birthday cards to make, some Chrissy cards, some treat bags to decorate and wrap pass the parcel.

If your in Melbourne (or close to it) I hope you are staying cool.

Thanks for popping in.