Unstampabelles Challenge


Unstampabelles Challenge are back we are upto week 3 of the challenge so still time for you to play along here.

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I used some bright (and cheerful!) pattern paper form MME Lime twist which I have had in my stash for a while! I know I’m not alone.  Time to use a few bits.  I punched several pieces with 1 1/4″ square punch and arranged directly onto my card base.  I then added the die cut sentiment and number for a significant birthday.  The numbers are also die cut with fun foam to add dimension.  I hope you like the bold black against the bright colours.
Look forward to seeing you in the challenge – remember no stamps and you have until 1st March midnight AEST.
I am going to link this up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday.  I haven’t played in this challenge for so so long! here


A Touch of Christmas…

Hi there – sorry this is a picture heavy post


I used a CAS layout which came together quickly with the use of 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ square punches. I stamped my chosen images from Annabelle Stamps Merry Messages with SU Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Colorbox Heliotrope and Versa Color Indigo and punched out with the smaller of the punches. I then layered these onto matching card stock punched using the larger square. Once these were placed on the card front I stamped the sentiment in Memento tuxedo black. The sentiments are from Annabelle Stamps Merry Messages and Christmas Tree Trio and MFT Seasonal Sentiments.

I made 5 of each colour and alternated with 5 sentiments. So each colour has one of each sentiment.

 Miss A has her eyes on these for her teachers and friends.

Here is a close up of some of the cards

Do you have a favourite Christmas colour?

Real Red




coastal cabana




Lucky limeadeI am linking these cards upto

Annabelle Stamps – Monthly Challenge Christmas Theme


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Keep it clean and simple

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything as long as it is Christmas

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Happy Birthday or …


I am linking this card up to the challenges above (click images to take you to the site).


I started by cutting my strips of paper from Stampin Up! (pumpkin pie brights collection) and Kaisercraft (La di da Collection) and layering onto black card stock. I used a small strip of pumpkin pie card stock to make the banner. I then stamped the image from PTI Tag it #1 and punched using 1″ square punch and layering onto 1 1/4″ square punch. All this was added to my card front and finished with the sentiment from SU Express Yourself stamped in versafine onyx black.

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Happy Birthday with squares…


My hubby’s boss’s birthday. This is the card I made for him.

I punched out squares of Kaisercraft On the Move paper using 1 1/4″ punch. I then attached them to a piece of SBB CS and embossed this using SU Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder. I embellished with ABS twine and layered with more cardstock onto card front. The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes set.

I am linking this upto the challenge at Sunny Challenges – Male card.

Wishing my eldest daughter luck she is sitting the UMAT later today.

(UMAT – Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test)

Next year she plans to study Medicine to later work in the area of Forensics.

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Happy Birthday Adele…

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Miss E (17) has an 18th Birthday Party in a few weeks. Not your normal 18th – this one is high tea and the birthday girl has requested cook books. So you will see I have made a card along those lines. I came across a video of this card a couple of days ago and have made a variation of it. I also made a book mark – to go with the cook book she has requested!


I have used products including American Crafts CS, October Afternoon farmhouse 8×8 patterned paper, SU Pool Party Ribbon, ABS Twine, Papersmooches Digits (for the sentiment), Do Crafts Tag die, PTI Tremendous treats Birthday, Memory Box large Alphabet, SU a 3/8″ square punch, EK Success 1 1/4″ square punch and MFT Always tea time die.


and the back of the card I made differently than the video & inspiration as Miss E wanted a larger space to write on!


I am linking this up to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique

Enter Our Challenge - starts 10th each monthand

Crafting with Dragonflies – Unusual Fold

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Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door


Moxiefab Birthday Card Challenge

The Birthday Card Challenge

Original Video here


and Inspiration from Tanya Bell


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Lego + Toys + Transport

IMG_3365bThis is my card for the Challenge at The Lollipop Ladies. Lego + Toys.

I used Stampin UP! I dig you stamped in Real Red ink. I made the lego bricks from a square punch with small circles on top.

This weeks sponsor is AnnaBelle Stamps

When Mr M (15) was small we would have the train set set up covering most of the floor with lego buildings and animals too. We have lego from duplo through to the more complex technic.  Haven’t had the lego out for a few months now – although it is currently school holidays – might be time to play. When it comes out we leave it out for a few days – you know it takes a day or so to build everything and at least a day to pack it up.   As for trains and trucks – they don’t tend to get out so much these days.

I am also linking this to the Challenge Oldie but a goodie Challenge – Transport – SU stamp set older than 6 months + the circle punch is very old too!



Anything Goes

Through the Craftroom Door

Hoping I’m back before too long with some more to share.

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