Challenge #110: Animal Fun!


Popping in today to share my make for the latest challenge at Unstampabelles here

Challenge #110: Animal Fun!

TWIST: Layer it Up!

Any animal you use – human or non-human – will fit this one

Just Remember please: NO STAMPS!

I’ve opted to make a punch art owl. Check out last weeks post to, owls seem to be a DT favourite!

I have had this punch art “recipe” in my ideas file for a long time, so long I have forgotten where I got it from – it is hand written on a cue card! If it is your idea thank you. Below are a few photos of the basic shapes I used. The small orange heart is used for the beak.

I popped my owl up on a stenciled background with some foam tabs for dimension along with a few die cut leaves.

Until next time

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#98 Hope …

Today I’m sharing my post for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here
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#98 March Challenge, 2020 – Hope
What represents Hope?
Flowers (Tulips, Myrtle, Marjoram, Lotus, Daisy); castles in the air; clouds; sunshine; and sunrises; new beginnings and/or birth; energy and youth; to name only a few things.
You can tell us what represents HOPE to you…..
TWIST – use yellow as the main colour

I love the hope that a new bub brings.


This is a tiny 7.5 x 7.5 cm square gift card.  I die cut my baby onesie in felt using PTI hanging out die.  Being able to cut materials other than paper was one of the reasons why I originally got a die cutting machine as I did have a punch collection.  I only wanted to cut flowers and hearts in felt to add to my hand made soft toys it was an added bonus that I could also die cut images for card making as well.  Well looking at my die stash you can see this went in a totally different directon! Any way my card also uses a couple of circle punches and a die cut sentiment.

After making this card I might just make some more with felt.  I can see a washing line full of baby onesies.

I hope to see you in the challenge – remember no stamps!  It’s a great way to stretch the other things you have in your stash.

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Red, white and blue…


Today I am sharing a card for the July Unstampabelles Challenge.

Have you linked up yet? Details here

Being from Australia my colours are red, white and blue.

july 2016 DT 1 (640x566)

This card is pretty simple.  I started by gathering my red, white and blue pattern papers (SU Polka dot parade and Crafters choice Gelati Basics) and a variety of circle punches (1″, 1.5″, 1 3/8″ and 1.75″). I punched several circles from each of the papers and arranged onto my square card front until I was happy with the layout.  In hindsight I could have popped one or two circles up with foam tabs for added interest. As no stamps are allowed in the Unstampabelles challenges I have used a birthday sticker which came with a magazine a few years ago.

And this is the prize for this month

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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.


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Dinosaur 18th…

Try stamping on Tuesdays – anything goesand

Twisted Tuesdays – Celebration + Nature

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It is one of Miss E’s oldest friend’s 18th Birthday today – they have been friends from 3 year old kinder, through 4 year old Kinder, primary and secondary school. Happy 18th Tash!

I have made this card for her – the requirements from Miss E were green & dinosaurs.


Just heard the birthday girl liked the card.

I have used the sketch from Try stampin’ on Tuesdays and the the challenge from Twisted Tuesdays, I am linking up to these challenges.

I used a pre cut card finished size 12.5cm x 18.5cm. I used Kaisercraft La Di Da Paper along with green cardstock. I stamped the dinosaurs from Stampin UP!  Dinoraur in stazon timber brown and coloured with markers from Tim Holtz and Stampin UP!. I used circle punches to punch them out and popped them up with foam tape. I added some twine from Annabelle stamps and the die cut numbers from Papersmooches Numbers, by request no stamped words.

Today is also the last day of official classes for Miss E. Year 12 exams start in just over a week and graduation celebrations are next week – better get a wriggle on with the dress!

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A bit of Sparkle…

This is the sketch challenge at Tecnostampers this week

I am also linking up to – anything goes as long as it is Christmas

and – Christmas 3 main colours


Just add Ink – add a bow


I have used Stampin UP! Winter Frost DSP, SU  Pool Party CS & ribbon along with Annabelle Stamps Cuts by Design Border 1 die cut in Sparkle glitter paper (source unknown). I have also used 1 3/4″ circle punch, SU Artisian Label punch, SU Label Love stamp (Smokey grey ink), 3/4″ circle punch and SU mixed medley stamp set in Coastal cabana ink.

Hope you have had a great weekend

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Gift bag with a difference…

10minutecreations Graphic

Saw this little creation over at Flourishes blog – click the pic above to take you there

I have made this for a friend’s birthday. I think she will like this idea – a little different and rather quick to put together.


I have used Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper stamped in SU Real Red as the background. I used a sentiment from Flourishes Wedded Bliss for the front focal point (in hindsight I should have used Kraft cardstock instead of white) and die cut with circle die and mounted onto scallop circle. The front flap holds a necklace (you can see it poking out the top) for her and the inside the card. For the card I stamped an image from Flourishes Spring Blossom and added a small strip of real read cardstock to the edge. I used a 1 3/4″ circle punch to punch the opening. My bag was a different size to the one used in the link I just cut a bit more from the top and made my inside card to fit.

and another couple of pics




Here is a pic of the jars the girls were busy decorating – it was worth hoarding collecting all those jam jars!


Been a busy day today. Short trip to Melbourne Zoo – great day for it. Lovely and sunny and Miss S took the pics this time so easy for me. After lunch we headed off to IKEA as I had to return something and now Miss S is at a party at Bounce (a trampoline place) so I’ll be picking her up a bit later tonight.

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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.


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Ahoy me hearties…

Sorry couldn’t help that.

This weeks challenge at the Lollipop Ladies is Pirate Lollipops and water.


I made this card using a digi image from coloured with markers along with stamps from Hero Arts and My Cute Stamps. Plus Heidi Grace patterned paper,  cardstock from my stash and Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder.


I tore the cardstock and layered before stamping my images onto the underwater scene. I stamped the shells and star fish onto scraps and cut out before adding to the water. The Pirate is standing on a piece of embossed woodgrain cardstock – like a part of a ship or a jetty. The sun is stamped and a punched circle added for the centre.

I was having fun so I made a second card.


Using PTI Tremendous  Treats, My Cute Stamps – Fishy Fun and AnnaBelle Stamps Boy’s Party images. I have coloured the pirate with alcohol markers and Tim Holtz black soot.  I added some sparkle to my pirate with some glitter on his skull and cross.  I layered by using circle punches and popped up with foam tabs. The little boats are coloured with SU markers before being hand cut.

I am linking up to these challenges

Twisted Tuesday Challenges –

– at least 7 embellishments – my first card has 4 shells + 3 star fish = 7 embellishments


Through the Craftroom Dooranything goes


Timeless-Tuesday-New-LogoMake a splash – water

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Happy Birthday Tom…

My husband’s nephew is turning 10 this week.


I have used an arrow stamp from Kaisercraft Konstrukt stamp set stamped in Stampin UP! pumpkin pie and bashful blue inks. The “HB2U” sentiment is from Papertrey ink Boy Basics Game on and the “You’re” is from Paper tray. I die cut the 10 using Quickutz die and pumpkin pie cardstock. Finished by popping up with tape and some glossy accents.

I am linking this to these challenges


a masculine card or papercraft project



Through the Craftroom Door

Hope your Monday has got off to a great start.

Heading off for a meeting for work soon.

Have a great week. Thanks for all your lovely comments.