Thinking of you…


Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted? Boy time flys.  I have been creating, sorry I just haven’t shared.

My card today I am linking up to the currant challenge at the Flower Challenge here

and the 30 Day colouring challenge here

I started with my floral image from ABS Rmember When (now available from Sprinkleberry) and silver embossed MSS Simple Salutations sentiment.  I coloured the image using my ink pad and blender pen.

So what else have I been doing?

A little quilting

5″ squares of Emma Jean Jansen fabrics alternate with white fabric.

This next one is on the to finish list for the coming weekend.

Again I started with 5″ squares made into half square triangles using the Missouri Star Quilt method arranged into various blocks.  Fabrics are from Circus range by Jodie Carleton.

I also have a few cards requested by Ms S and Mr M I must get on with! and the knitting projects are still WIP.

Until next time




You’re in Our Thoughts…


Today is ANZAC day

It is a day we remember those who have served our country

I am linking this card to the current challenge at Annabelle Stamps.

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I started by using a sizzix oval die to emboss an oval shape. I stamped the sentiment from ABS Remember When in Versafine Onyx black ink. I made a mask with a post it note before I stamped ABS stemmed flowers in SU Marina Mist and Bashful Blue.

Here is another pic

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In our Thoughts…

Following the inspiration from this pic from the Lollipop Ladies


Farewell can mean retirement, sympathy, moving away all sorts of things. I decided this sentiment left this fairly open.

I have used SU square lattice embossing folder, ABS Remember When sentiment and ABS Butterfly Sunshine. The butterfly is stamped onto vellum and coloured on the reverse with alcohol markers – sorry you may have seen me do that before, but I like the effect!

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of cardstock and cut into a banner.

This card came together rather quickly once I decided what I was going to do!


I am also linking this upto the challenge at Twisted Tuesdays

Grab our badge!

Off shortly to pick up my eldest from her second last exam. Only Chemistry to go.

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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.


related posts


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A few things to share…

Happy Sunday.

First of all I would like to share a card I have made for the current Moxiefab Challenge

I have made this for a friend who had a birthday during the week.


I have seen a few people use paint chips from the hardware store and have so wanted to try that and this challenge seemed the perfect one for a graded colour.  I chose Dulux Lily Legs in full, half and quarter strength. I punched out butterflies using Stampin UP! butterfly punch and finished with some rhinestones and a sentiment from SU Express Yourself.

I will also link up to

Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door

I intend to make a few gift tags to go with the card – I hope to get to that later today.  Before I do I need to help Miss A make a batch of Truffles for hubby’s birthday today.  He is out for a couple of hours so best do that while he isn’t here.

Before I go I will share a few other things I have been upto


A few weeks ago I made a set of cards to take to a Cancer Fund Raiser Lunch a friend of mine helps to organise.


She really liked them and asked me to make a card to put on everyone’s place at the luncheon.  So during the last week I have made a whole batch of these which I will donate to the luncheon. I spent most of yesterday colouring and sticking. The stamps are from Annabelle Stamps remember when and coloured them using Spectrum Noir PP1, Kasierfusion PO2 and Stampin UP! Wild Wasabi.


and the finished card


I hope the girls like them on Friday.

Lastly hubby’s birthday card


I have used Stampin UP! Six Sided Sampler stamped straight on to the card front using SU Real Red, Smoky Slate and Kaisercraft Black ink. Just as I went to take the pic my lovely lab decided to take a sniff – so I appologise for the wet mark!  I made this while hubby was in the shower this morning – talk about leaving to the last minute.

An update Miss S did well in the dance concert last night. Last show this afternoon.

If you got this far – Thank you

Enjoy what is left of your Sunday



Garden Silhouettes…

I might just get this in time.


I am linking this up to the challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps


I have used Garden Silhouettes stamped with SU Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin PIe and Cherry cobbler with the sentiment from Remember when stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I have used Tangerine Tango cardstock, ABS Hemp cord threaded through a vintage button.

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A little set…

I have used one of the newest sets from AnnaBelle Stamps Remember When  to make this little set of cards along with Flourishes In and Out You stamp set. I am putting these away for a friend who holds an annual fundraiser for cancer research each year.


The first three follow the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch challenge this week – I will be linking up to the challenge


I stamped each of the images with black ink and coloured with alcohol makers (a mix of Spectrum Noir and Kaisercraft Fusion markers). I then stamped a sentiment on each card front before attaching to the card base.

For the second three I have used the colours of the first three but in SU ink ( Real Red, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pretty in PInk and Smoky Slate) and created background paper – I am linking up to Timeless Tuesdays Create your own background paper.



I randomly stamped the single flower in SU real red and then masked the image in the flower pot and stamped with black ink, again randomly. I finished off with some red twine from Hemptique.


This one I stamped first in so saffron then in daffodil delight and added the sentiment.


And for this I stamped in pretty in pink then I used my smoky slate marker to colour the outline stamp. Once again the sentiment is from Flourishes In and Out.

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