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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I have used MFT Dienamics Masculine Graphic Tee – cut to make a gift tag. You may just be able to see the black True Hemp Twine I popped in the base – I didn’t want to put a whole in the front of the Tee! Although my 15 year old likes his Tees that way – I think because even though he has lots of tees without holes the ones he wears time after time have a holes. Anyway I also used the MFT Masculine Graphic Tee stamp set for the moustache, Annabelle Stamps BBD3 and Lil Monster’s Balloon stamp sets. All stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. The tee on the right I added some stitching detail with a black fine liner and the one on the left I used a SU black ink pad to add some colour.  Almost forgot I also used my painters tape to mask the tee on the right as I thought the border stamp was a bit wide for the effect I wanted.  I did think the moustache would look great with some black flocking powder – you know to look like hair but I don’t have any – something else for my wish list!

This is my post for the Lollipop Ladies this fortnight – pop on over and take a peek. As Susan mentioned in her post there was a disappointing interest in the last challenge – and as a result the prize went unclaimed.

Moustache and the additional challenge of Facial Hair!

{The Lollipop Ladies}

I am also linking up to these challenges

http://thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/ – masculine card or papercraft project


Through the Craftroom Doorand



Annabelle Stamps Blog

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Daisy Lollipops…

After setting out to make one card for the  DT at the Lollipop Ladies I ended up with two cards.

The Challenge is Daisy Lollipops with the additional challenge of stripes – head on over to take a peek at the prize for this fortnight.


This first one uses AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Chickadee Stamp Set, Cuts by design and Backgrounds by Design 3 and Stampin UP! ink and markers plus Stazon Jet black. The paper is AnnaBelle Stamps digital paper Chilli in Rose along with a scrap of yellow from my stash. Finished off with Pearls from Kaisercraft.

I am linking this to the challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps


My Second card uses Papertrey Ink Heart-2-Heart #7, Stampin UP! Ink, AnnaBelle Stamps gingham ribbon and yellow twine along with a button from my jar. The green cardstock is from my stash.

I am linking this card upto ABC Challenges – Anything Goes.

Just want to put my Mum hat on for a minute. My eldest daughter got a medal and her name goes on a trophy at school for the school sports carnival they had last week. She competed in the most events for her year level. She is very pleased – and rightly so. She has been trying to achieve this for a few years now and has been pipped at the post so to speak by the same girl, so to achieve this on her last year at the school is pretty exciting.

For those who asked Gran’s tooth is fine – just needed a filling! I think that is pretty good for 94.

Hope to be back later with something else to share – just need to brave the sun later to take a pic!

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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.