Inspired by Stamping April Challenge…



Happy Monday. I made this card last week and realised I haven’t posted it.

This is the current Challenge at Inspired by Stamping

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I used a Kaisercraft card base. I stamped IBS Creative tags with SU Pretty in Pink and a few sentiments with PTI Dark Chocolate and SU Old Olive onto SU Whisper white CS.

 I mounted this onto American  Crafts Chocolate cs.  I added a button from my stash threaded with twine from ABS.

Best go do a few chores so I don’t feel so bad about trying to finish my book!

Thanks for taking a peek.









Feel Better…

I don’t know where October has gone. Before I know the year will be done.

I had the best of intentions to make several cards for this years Hope you Can Cling to challenge.

I have made the grand total of 1.


This was a simple layout using SU paper, American Crafts card stock and ribbon, a couple of circle punches.

Image and sentiment from Jane’s Doodles Raindrops stamped using PTI and SU ink.


Australian residents can send cards to Brisbane – check out the thread at the Splitcoast Stampers Forum

I will also be sending cards which were not used from the Cancer lunch earlier.


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Happy Birthday and a peek at that Graduation dress…


I am linking my card to the following challenges

Flourishes – Happy Birthday


Monday Lunchtime sketch


Monday Challenge – Anything goes

Simon Monday Challenge Blogand

Twisted Tuesday – Anything Goes

Grab our badge!

I started with an image from Flourishes Spring Blossoms and coloured with alcohol markers. I hand cut into a tag shape, rounded the bottom corners and mounted onto some American Crafts cardstock. I popped this up with foam tape and layered this onto my card front with MME Miss Caroline 6×6 paper. I used an american crafts border punch along the top.  I used some ribbon to form a bow and added a button from my stash with some natural twine. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stampin Big Wishes. I finished off with some wink of stella on the flowers.


Before I go just a pic of my eldest before her graduation dinner last week.

She had her first year 12 exam today – 6 more to go!

She has 7 in total as the maths exams are split into 2.


Note: I cropped her head out of the pic because I haven’t asked her if she minds if I share!

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What a hoot…

I am joining in at Papersmooches Sparks Challenge – a sketch challenge


I have made this card for a friend of Miss S (13) . The birthday girl likes owls and cupcakes. So I have used Papersmooches Geographic for the background stamped using Stampin UP! tempting turquoise onto American Crafts Powder cardstock which was mounted onto brown cardstock. The main images are from Papersmooches Chubby Chums and Hullabaloo coloured with alcohol markers and finished with glossy accents and clear wink of stella glitter brush. The sentiment panel was die cut using Die namics greeting frame and stamped in versafine onyx black ink with a sentiment from Papersmooches Digits stamp set. The ribbon threaded through the greeting is from my stash. Got the approval of Miss S – and she kept an eye on the progress!

Enjoy what is left of your weekend



Push Pops…

The current challenge at the Lollipop Ladies is Push Pops + movement

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I have given this Diamond fold card another try. The first time I attempted one of these it was a complete disaster. I found this tutorial which I think was easier to follow than the last one.

I have used Annabelle stamps Boy’s Party and BBD3 stamped using SU Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango and the co ordinating die. The cardstock is a mix of SU and American Crafts.

Here is another pic


Everyone who came past this after I finished it picked it up and had a play with it, as a consequence it is looking a little worn on the edges! Might have to make another and pop away from big and little fingers!

A few other things to share…

Earlier in the week I spotted these and took a few pics.






I have also finally framed Miss A’s piglet cross stitch.


She used one of the kits you can buy from Spotlight.

Speaking of I must get this posted and pick the little miss up from Netball training.

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A little Bird…



I used a free digi from Birdie Brown along with Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals.

Birdie Brown

I coloured the main image using SU markers. I stamped the AC cardstock with a single flower from Blissful Botanicals in su ink – sorry doesn’t show very well in the pictues. I die cut a scalloped circle from PTI limitless layers and the coloured image from Lifestyle crafts nesting circles and added to card front. The butterflies are from SU beautiful wings embosslits. The flowers were stamped on AC cardstock, fussy cut and added to the base and then finished off with a gem. The sentiment is from ABS Party Animals 1 stamped in onyx black.

I am linking this card upto



Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

May flowers

Hope you have had a fantastic weekend.



Dr Who

How is everyone going? Feels so long since I have made anything. Had a few days away with the family and extended family after Christmas. Then I had a few days home without the family. Perfect time for some uninterrupted crafting I hear you say.  Oh but I spent the time working – small breaks away from the desk but mostly working.


Just sharing a card I have made for Mr M who turns 15 on the 15th.

He is a huge Dr Who fan. So when I came across this free digi at MayzyArt – recently I just had to use it for his Birthday card.

What do you think?

Miss A (8) came to give her approval – at her suggestion I added some clear spica pen to the top of the tardis and the sonic screwdriver. Not sure if you can see it in the pic.

I will link this up to the following challenges – blue and white – anything goes – Birthday – anything goes

I hope if you are in any of the fire zones you have managed to stay safe.

I hope to be back soon.



The Greeting Farm – Summer Fun Amelia

I have used the cute TGF Summer Fun Amelia stamped in stazon black and coloured using Tim Holtz markers (tumbled glass, scattered straw & Mustard seed), SU markers (Pool party & blush blossom) and SU ink So saffron & daffodil delight). I used AC CS Powder and SBB CS Sand & Surf.  Dies I used are all Lifestyle crafts – Nested circles, nesting doily circles and Blossom. I cut the flower from PTI felt in Hawiian Shores and added a yellow button with grey embroidery cotton. The ribbon is from my ribbon jar. I added some clear spica pen to her hair and the ruffle on her bather bottoms – but it doesn’t show up in the photo – it is there!

I thought I would entry this card into the following challenges.

SC 062/12, Jay Gee’s Nook Challenge #24, TGF Double Take Tuesday Challenge & The Stamp Spot October Challenge…

for the sketch + one for the girls


for the colours, ruffle on her bikini bottoms looks like the screen and the flower in her hair


for the colours – there is just a touch of grey holding the button!


for a stamp from The Greeting Farm.

Hope your week is good.