Dirt Bike Rider…

It is my husband’s nephew’s birthday in a few weeks so I have made this card for him. He is a country boy and likes his dirt bike so this was the perfect stamp for him.


I have used Stamp It Transportation coloured with Spectrum Noir and Kaiskraft Fusion markers on SBB Kraft cardstock. The white highlights were added with a gel pen. I used PTI dark chocolate and a sponging tool to colour the edges before adding to my card front. The Die is Kaszazz Cog die and Lifestyle crafts circle die cut into a scrap of brown card stock. The sentiment is from SU  Express Yourself.

I am linking this upto the monthly challenge at Scrapbook Boutique – I took a little liberty and added a little more colour and made it masculine. Hope you can see my inspiration from the Challenge pic,


Crafting with Dragonflies – Male/Guy card

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

Best go get Miss E organised we are off to La Trobe Uni open day today and must be back by 2ish to pick up Miss S from dancing – yes she started at 9 on a Sunday morning.  I hope to fit in some more crafty time later after I have restocked the fridge/freezer and pantry!

Thanks for visiting  hope your Sunday is a bit quieter than mine.




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Going round in circles with a Flourish…

Hi There.


I stamped my images from Flourishes Spring Blossom with versafine Onyx Black before colouring with my Spectrum Noir markers – mostly brights set. I also coloured a butterfly image from the Flourishes Old Tea Rose set and cut out. I die cut with a circle die and added to a scallop circle die cut. All this was fixed to a circle card base cut from the same circle die as the image.

I am linking this up to Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC227 – I might just make this.



Anything goes – Just make this one too!

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I have a few more projects sitting half done on my workspace so I hope to get back before to much longer.

Hope you are having a great week.



Garden Gate and Spring Blossom…

Hi Everyone.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Not a bad one here, the children had a  few good games. The  U9 Netball (Miss 8) and U16  (Mr 15) Basketball won, however the girls open team had a loss – they were up at 3/4 time – Miss 17 & Miss 13 play open Netball (same team).

I was lucky to get some new stamp sets from Flourishes by way of Moxie Fab World recently. I really like these images – they are great for colouring. I inked up the Garden Gate set and made this card.  I stamped the image onto water colour paper. I have coloured it using Stampin UP!, Tim Holtz and Marvey Le Plume markers. The cardstock is from Pebbles and I used Lifestyle Crafts circle dies. The button is from my stash with a little twine from the Twinery (blossom) added. I haven’t added a sentiment yet.


And I made a second card using Flourishes Spring Blossom same cardstock.


I used an Xcut Scallop Circle die and added a Stampin UP! Sizzix Butterfly with a little bling. I also added a little bling with clear and pink Spica pens – sorry they don’t show up in this pic. Perhaps I should have made the butterfly pink. I do like how this card came together.

I am linking these up to

at the Stamp spot


Timeless-Tuesday-New-Logo+ scallops – there are scallops on my background paper too

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Pink Spots…

I fully intended to have these cards made over our recent long weekend – however other things got in the way of my crafting time.

I made this for a couple of challenges this week.


I used ABSC033 for the layout. I have used cardstock from my stash. The image is from ABS Tomorrows Dream paper pierced with bits again from my stash. I coloured her scarf and hat band with markers before adding glossy accents. I used an alcohol marker to colour her face. I die cut her using a circle die before mounting to a scallop circle.  I replaced the kite with a felt balloon cut from PTI die and added twine from the twinery (blossom). The card front is embossed using swiss dots. The sentiment is from ABS Party Animals 1. Before finishing off I added some  punched flowers with rhinestone centres.

Annabelle Stamps Blog: ABSC033

I then decided to make a second card.


In this card I used ABSC031 sketch with ABS digi paper in spots with some ABS ribbon. The sentiment is again from ABS Party Animals 1. I added a Kaisercraft pre cut flower, Basic grey button tied in the centre with blossom twine and finished with a row of rhinestones.

Annabelle Stamps Blog: ABSC031

These cards were my post for the Lollipop Ladies this week and I am linking them up to the challenge at Annabelle Stamps.

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If you are any where near where I live I hope you are staying warm and dry!

Hope to be back again soon.



One for the hard working guys…


Well how time does get away between posts.

I have used a free digi from Birdie Brown coloured using markers (SU Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse, Tim Holtz Antique linen – my substitute for crumb cake!). I moved the colour around with my aqua marker before fussy cutting and popping up with foam tabs. I die cut an Ezy press cog die and used a lifestyle crafts nesting circle to cut out the centre in SU whisper white. This is all fixed to a crumb cake card front embossed using SU stripes embossing folder. I have also die cut MFT tool charms in midnight muse.  The sentiment is from ABS Lil Monster’s Balloon.

I am linking this upto the following challenges



Birdie Brown

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A little Bird…



I used a free digi from Birdie Brown along with Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals.

Birdie Brown

I coloured the main image using SU markers. I stamped the AC cardstock with a single flower from Blissful Botanicals in su ink – sorry doesn’t show very well in the pictues. I die cut a scalloped circle from PTI limitless layers and the coloured image from Lifestyle crafts nesting circles and added to card front. The butterflies are from SU beautiful wings embosslits. The flowers were stamped on AC cardstock, fussy cut and added to the base and then finished off with a gem. The sentiment is from ABS Party Animals 1 stamped in onyx black.

I am linking this card upto



Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

May flowers

Hope you have had a fantastic weekend.



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.

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Scrapbook Boutique Monthly Challenge


I am linking this up to the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique

I have used the colours to make my Easter tag – pink twine, various yellow and green markers and a hint of blue mount and of course the yellow washi tape. I popped the centre cross up with foam dots.

I had intended this to be the focus of a Communion card – another time. I will use this tag for my Gran.

Happy Wednesday.  Almost holidays – two of my girls finish today and everyone else tomorrow.

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Another Birthday!

Miss 16 turned 17 on Friday!

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for her – she really likes science! Next year in year 12 she is doing Chemistry, Biology, 2 maths – she dropped Physics at the end of this year.


I paper pierced and made my own background paper.

She liked it.

Hope you have had a great weekend. Schools started to finish – 3 eldest are now home for the holidays until February.



Hang in There…

I have used the Hero Arts set Playful Animals to make a card for a friend from my first mum’s group – We still call our selves that after 17 years! She is going into have her gal bladder removed on Friday this is after she had surgery two weeks ago to remove a stone that was blocking her liver.

I coloured my images using Tim Holtz markers. I water colour washed (I think that’s how you describe it) the background with Stampin UP! Certainly Celery. One of the sentiments is from the same set whilst the other is from AnnaBelle Stamps Lil Molly’s Flowers.

I am linking this card to the sketch challenge this week at AnnaBelle Stamps.

I also have another friend having back surgery next week and I have made this card for her using the new digi paper from AnnaBelle Stamps as the background. I stamped various get well messages from PTI Mega Mixed Messages, Paper Tray and AnnaBelle stamps Lil Molly’s Flowers. I will link this up to the monthly challenge of stripes at AnnaBelle stamps.

Hope you’re having a great day. I have spent the day with my walking/book club friends celebrating one of the girl’s birthdays (I have a card for that too but will share that in another post). Whilst we were out I got some great news – a job I had an interview for a few weeks ago I have been offered. I will be starting next week. That might mean a few little changes around here – but I am very excited.

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