Summer fun at Jane’s Doodles…

Happy Friday

Lots of pics to share today.


Muse Challenge #80

Therese inspired me to make this.

Jane's Doodles Doodle flowers II (640x427)

which I am also linking up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles – Summer Themed Card – A little out of the box for Summer – Summer Flowers?

♥and another pic

Jane's Doodles - Doodle Flowers II (497x640)

I used Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flower II inked with PTI, SU and memento tuexedo black inks. I used an aqua pen for the leaves.  The card front and sentiment are popped up with foam tabs. I used grey for the outline over the pink – it is a little hard to see in the pics.

I had intended to link these little book labels up to the challenge at Jane’s Doodles – but realised the challenge was for a card.

One of the things I usually do over summer is read.

Jane's Doodles Read all about it - book stacks (640x484)


Jane's Doodles - Read all about it - I love books (640x502)


Jane's Doodles - Read all about it - I love books speech bubble (640x509)


Jane's Doodles Read all about it (640x506)

I used Jane’s Doodles Read All about and Flying High (the sun). I stamped onto SU Whisper white cardstock 5cm x 9cm each with various inks and others coloured with alcohol markers. I also sponged a few with ink and sponge tool.

The back of the label has a small amount of double sided tape which will make adhering to the inside of a book easy.

I intend to use this set a lot to make labels for books – hopefully they will find their way home that way. I think my book club friends would like a little set each.

Little Miss A (9) is trying out for the school athletics team so I’m off to watch.

Have a great weekend

Thanks for stopping to visit.




Fontiments and Word Bubbles…


So nice to have a little sun shine the last couple of days.

A friend’s daughter is celebrating her birthday this week.

I am linking this upto the current challenge at Uniko.

I made this card using Uniko Modern Lattice Digital Paper and Uniko Fontiments – Birthday stamp set stamped using Versafine Onyx Black. The speech bubbles were die cut using SU Word Bubbles Framelits from scrap cardstock.




Ms E had another 19th Birthday party this weekend.

I made this card to co ordinate with the clutch bag I made a few weeks ago.


The card fitted nicely in the clutch along with the pressie (some jewellery).


The card is made using SU Very Vanilla cardstock with a piece of SU Modern Medley along the side. I added some black twine and layered with black card stock.

The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx black, punched with a rectangle scallop punch, layered with black card stock and popped up with foam tape. I added the flowers die cut from MFT dienamices and a rhinestone added to the centre.

Sharing a work in progress


So far I have cut several pieces of SU fabric into 3″ squares and pieced them together. I intend to add a white border then a border of the 3″ strips possibly followed by another white border. The backing and the binding are undecided at the moment. I’m planning to see how it grows and what works from my stash.

Hope to be back to share a couple of more things before Easter.



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.

Thanks for stopping by



Pajama Party…

Waltzing Mouse Stamps are having a Pajama Party this weekend. Last week I received my first order of their stamps so I’m joining in. Warning this is pic heavy!


Challenge 1 – Knot or twine


I have used Half Pint Heroines stamped onto various papers including Kaisercraft La Di Da Collection 6″ paper pad and scrap papers and fussy cut.  I masked the clouds and sponged on some colour. I then used glitter for the clouds – it needed a bit of sparkle! The sentiment is from Half Pint Heros and is punched using Stampin UP! Modern Label punch. I also used Calypso coral cardstock. This challenge needed a knot or twine. I used some twine from the Rusty Rose on the hot air balloon.

Challenge 2 – Nautical


I used Half heros coloured with alcohol markers. I made the life buoy using 1 3/4″ and 1 1/8″ circle punches and scraps of cardstock.  I added twine from Hemptique which is threaded through a button from my stash.

Challenge 3 – Colour Challenge



I used stamps from Teeny Trees stamped in Stampin UP! Basic Black, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler. The mount cardstock is pacific point.

Challenge 4 – Oldest stamp or oldest WMS


I think my oldest stamp is a Stampin UP! wood mount seeing spots. I still use it sometimes but seeing in this challenge I could opt to use my oldest WMS and seeing I only just got mine I had to ink up another set. For this card I used Eat Cake with silver and white embossing powder some punched flowers (punch brand unknown), some rhinestones and Pacific point ink and cardstock.

Another pic – bit hard to get a pic of the white embossing.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping.



A French Pastry Doily…

The Challenge at Flourishes this week is to use a doily.


Here is my card.


I have used Cheery Lynn French Pastry Die in black card stock mounted onto Basic Grey Indie Bloom paper. The image from Flourishes Kids at Play is stamped onto SU Card stock in black ink.

The flowers are die cut from scraps using MFT dies and finished with a black pearl. The ribbon and button are from my stash and the twine threaded through the button is from Hemptique.

Hope you have a great weekend planned!

Thanks for taking a peek.



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.

Thanks for coming to visit. I love reading your comments.



Boiled Lollies and curves!….


The challenge at the Lollipop Ladies is Boiled Lollies and curves #69.  I have taken this litterally – what do you think?

I have used Uniko Background builders Round in Circles stamped using SU Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry to create my own paper.  I die cut a circle using Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles. In the space created I stamped ABS Boy’s Party.

With the little stripes left from trimming my paper I made these gift tags using PTI Tag Sale Die #1 and twine.


If you have a chance pop on over to the Lollipop Ladies and take part in the challenge.

Thanks for taking a look.



A few gifts and Mother’s day…

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed Mother’s Day.


I knitted this tea cosy (in Patons Caressa 8 ply for my yarn stash) for a friend’s birthday. I used a pattern from The Art of Knitting. The buttons are from my stash and are tied using Annabelle Stamps Hemp twine natural.  I know my friend’s teapot is a handmade pottery one in blue and green tones – I was guessing, going from memory  estimating the size of her teapot. Fingers crossed it fits hers as well as it fits my Maxwell Williams tea pot. I also added some Australian Black tea I picked up at a local Farmer’s market and a travel mug.


I used MFT Always time for tea die for the card along with Courture Creations Tied Together Embossing Folder, Kaisercraft ribbon, Hemptique twin, PTI Tiny Tags die and stamp set stamped using SU ink.  I used paper included in a magazine to die cut the shapes, as this has no body I adhered it to adhesive paper first.


I have also made another stationery roll. I was lucky enough to find some co-ordinating stationery in Kmart for a few dollars. I used the same pattern I did here  and instructions were from Handmade Magazine Vol 31 Number 2 by Jemima Flendt.


My Miss 8 woke me at 8am on Sunday so she could give me the gift she had put together and to watch a Mother’s day kids song on you tube.


She sourced items from her own craft stash (a future RAK giver in the making) and put them in a bag she decorated for me with her hand made card and powerpoint. I think I will leave these items where she can get them because I know she will be looking for them soon.  Miss 17 had been to the local lolly shop and got some chocolates which the 4 of them chipped in for.

After lunch the girls and I did a little shopping and stopped for a hot drink and shared some cakes – something we never do (shopping yes stopping for drinks no). When we got home the boys had cooked a nice roast and Mr 15 made some scones which we had with jam and cream.

Hope your week has got off to a great start. I need to go and write some reports for a work meeting tomorrow.

Cheers for now




Took my friend her pressie. We tried it out straight away with a cuppa. It fitted her everyday pot which means her other tea cosy went for a wash.

Birdie Brown Challenge #2


I am linking this card up to the Anything goes challenge at

Birdie Brown

and to Anything goes at

Through the Craftroom Door


All about spring

Use it Tuesday

I have used a free digital image printed onto water colour paper coloured with Stampin UP! markers and spica pens. I used Fiskars scallop border punch for the bright pink border. Buttons from my button jar threaded with hemptique twine.

As a requirement of the Use it Tuesday – using hoarded supplies the newest item on my card is the twine purchased before Christmas – everything else is much older. As for the buttons I have no idea how many years they have been sitting in my jar!

School holidays here.  A few projects in mind and outings with the children planned – fingers crossed I get somethings achieved!

If you celebrate Easter – Easter blessings to you and yours.  Hope the Easter bunny hops my way.



More hearts and …


I used lots of scraps from my draw – mostly American Crafts I think punched using Carl Heart T punch. I stuck each heart on to SBB Kraft cardstock and added the whole card front to a pre packaged card base. The sentiment is from Market Street Stamps Simple Salutations stamped with Versafine Onyx black cut into a banner and added to Kraft CS. The sentiment was popped up using foam tabs. I stuck two apricot hearts together and pierced 1/16″ holes to make a paper button. I threaded Hemptique Bakers twine through this before adding to the end of the banner.

I am linking this to the challenges at

The Stamp Spot hearts


Crafting by designs

Miss E (16) picked the sentiment – this card is for her friend who recently completed Year 12. She is leaving Melbourne to study bio medicine in New South Wales – hence the pun.

Have a great weekend.