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




More Penny Black Wonderful…


While I had Penny Black Wonderful out the other day I also created this Thinking of you card for a work colleague who lost her mother recently.

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I teamed this with MSS Simple Salutations.  As you can see I used copics again to colour and the same patterned paper however instead of ribbon I used twine from True Hemp this time.

Today I had a day trip with Ms E (20) to Bendigo where we indulged at Bendigo Woollen Mills among other places.  We decided we need to return to Bendigo again to visit some places we just didn’t have time for and to go back to some we really liked browsing in.  I was really happy to visit the pottery and find the potter at work who I had purchased several pieces from 20+ years ago!  I now have his contact details for a couple of pieces that have been broken over the years.

Thanks for stopping



Happy Birthday Ms S…


Today Ms S turns 15.

Happy Birthday

Last week when I made and posted the chocolate card here my 3 girls all asked me to make one for their birthdays.

So today I have another chocolate card to share.  I do apologise if it makes you want chocolate!

Chocolate card Ms S

I have used some AC Chocolate cardstock for the chocolate. The blue pattern paper is MDS Sweet details paper printed on to an A4 sheet. The sentiment is from MSS Simple Salutations stamped in SU baked brown sugar and layered with word window, modern label and designer label punches. The silver foil is from my kitchen.

Chocolate card

Thanks for stopping by

It is a big birthday week here. I will be back with more to share tomorrow.



For my friend…

I have made this on behalf of our walking/book club group of friends. One of our lovely friends is having a birthday this week. We will be celebrating by going to lunch, a spot of retail therapy and discussing our latest read (Me before You – Jojo Moyne). Unfortunately our dogs will be left out this week! I am sure they will cope – although mine cries when she misses her normal walk with “her” friends. I don’t know how she knows it is dog friend walking day, but if we don’t go she sits at the back door crying. Any way I am off track. The lovely friend who I meet at playgroup with our youngest kiddos and who introduced me to the rest of the group is having a birthday this week.

One of the group has bought a joint gift and I have made this card. The dog in the cart was the most like a Jack Russel stamp I had (she has a jack russel) and my friend loves gardening. Doesn’t miss the annual flower and garden show so this was the perfect image for her.


I used a number of markers from SU, Tim Holtz, Zig and Marvy Le Plume to water colour my SU image. I sponged the edges with SU Bashful Blue before matting on to black cardstock. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Market Street Stamps Simply Salutations stamped onto a SU Sizzlits Lots of tags label die the whole panel is popped up with foam tape. The card front is SU DSP Cheerful Treat mounted again onto black cardstock with white ribbon from my stash added before fixing to card base. The final touch is felt flowers cut with MFT rolled flower die with a pearl centre.

I am pretty sure she is going to love it.

I am going to link this up to the following challenges


JAI Badge 2011

add Fabric – I have used felt

Best go get myself organised off to work soon.

Have a great day.



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.



A couple of birthdays…

Sorry this is a long post. Hope you can bear with me.

I have made this card for a friend’s husband – apparently he isn’t happy about “the number”. I might be the same when I get there! I used punches to create the angry bird – I was inspired by a something I saw on a forum.

There is a tutorial here

I am linking this upto the monthly challenge at the Stamp Spot – heart – ( I actually used to heart shapes – punch it out

Another friend shares the same birthday and I made this for her


I used lots of different sentiment stamps to make the word panel – if I miss naming one please forgive me. I also used some dies to create the flourish and the felt flowers. When I gave this to my friend this morning she couldn’t believe I had individually stamped each word.

and another version of this for Miss A’s godmother


and after seeing the angry bird I made for the card above one of Miss E’s oldest friends made a comment so I made this tag as a book mark for her.


I am linking this tag upto the challenge – anything but a card

Thanks for hanging in there.

Mr M and Miss A have not long arrived home from school. I made them walk today as I have a house full of 13 year old girls! Better go and check the party pies.

Hope you have a great weekend.



Happy Birthday Josh

IMG_2978I made this card recently for a nephew – he loves to read!

I am linking this upto this challenge at Moxie Fab World –

create your own background paper.

I used Paper smooches – Smarty Pants – I used the book image repeatedly stamped and coloured with markers. I also used the WPlus9 Label Layers 4 with a MSS sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.



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.



Cup cake toppers

A busy week(end) for us.

Miss 12 is now Miss 13 and these are the cake toppers for her party on Saturday night.


I used ABS stamps, the new ABS digi paper and the back was plain card stock. I posted a pic of her birthday card a few days ago – so if you missed it scroll down.

She celebrated with about 15 girls at home with pizza.

And Miss 7 is Miss 8 today these are the cake toppers for her party on Sunday and she celebrated with 14 girls and some party pies, chips and other party food.


I used PTI tiny birthday treats and cardstock.


I used ABS Tomorrow’s Dream for her card coloured with markers before being cut out along with MSS Simple Salutations, Creativ ABC and PTI Heart-2-Heart #2 for the balloon. I also used paper from Jillibean Soup and MFT die.

Now don’t think it’s all over – later in the week Miss 16 will be Miss 17 – so I will be back later in the week to share her card.

Thanks for visiting and taking time to leave such lovely comments.



The Greeting Farm Miss Anya

My Second post for today!

Happy Birthday to my walking/book friend.  I think this image suits her.

I have used Cardstock from Stampin UP! Neutrals and Scrapbook boutique Kraft cardstock along with October Afternoon Farmhouse pad to make the card front up.

I coloured Miss Anya with Tim Holtz and Stampin UP! markers before cutting her out and attaching to card front with pop up dots.

I am linking this card to this challenge at The Greeting Farm.