Zentangle Birthday…


Today I am sharing a card I made for Ms A’s 13th birthday last week.   It is also my card for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

This one was a little tricky to take a pic of.

I used a page from a colouring book and die cut “happy”, “13” and “birthday” from it and then inlaid the same die cuts with glitter paper.

Ms A likes to colour so I thought this was a great idea for her card.

This one was new for me.  We had a memento book.  I remember signing keys and books at 18th’s and 21st’s but a 13th was a first.  Ms S and Ms A decorated this journal book.

I had to share the zentangle.

This is a pic of the cake I made for her party Saturday night.

Hope to see you in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping




Everyday is Special


Popping into share the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

#70: Every Day is Special
TWIST lots of colour

Unstampabelles Challenges

My card was inspired by this card by Therese at Lostinpaper.  I don’t think I am alone in holding onto little slivers of pattern paper!  This was a great way to use some of them up and I got to use lots of colour at the same time and every birthday is special.

I used some double sided adhesive sheets to attach my stripes of paper then cut down slightly for my card front. I finished with glittery sentiment die cut using Stamplorations and PTI dies.

Hope to see your creation in the link.  Remember no stamps.





Today I am sharing my card for the current Challenge at Unstampabelles here

Layering and borders

Unstampabelles Challenges


Here is my card


I used ME Pizzaz pieces (my border die), Memory Box Classic numbers, PTI birthday die and Stamplorations Happy die cut from fun foam.

Now if you have followed me for a while you will know a lot of my cards are made as per my Kiddos requests.  This one was no exception.  However it is not as first requested.  Mr M (19) requested a 21st card with the sentiment “Happy 21st Birthday” in computer coding – a series of “0” and “1”‘s that computers speak in. I started die cutting the mammoth task of all those 0’s and 1’s to quickly realise it wasn’t going to fit onto an A4 card front easily – then one of the dies moved whilst cutting even while using tape. The solution cut the panel down and put it on a normal size cut front as a background and add the die cut sentiment.  Mr M was still happy.

Hope you get a chance to play in this challenge there are still a couple of weeks to go.

Until next time



Another Challenge another 21st…


I am back today with my DT card for the new challenge at Unstampabelles here.

#62 Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

Unstampabelles Challenges

The prize is

Certainly each and every project for Unstampabelles pushes me outside my comfort zone.  This is the purpose of challenges right.


I created a subtle edge by using ME Basic die set.  I also used the stitched die on the black mount which is a little tricky to see in the pic.

The die cut sentiments are from Stamplorations and PTI.  The pattern paper is from SU as is the gold glitter tape behind the die cuts.

This happened to also fit with a request from Ms E for another 21st birthday which was black, white and gold. So of course a matching gift bag was added using my gift bag punch board.


Hope you have time to join in.

Thanks for stopping.





 I realised I haven’t shared this card which I made for a 21st a few days ago.

I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here

IMG_7408 (510x640)

I used Penny Black wonderful coloured with alcohol markers. The grass is from SU thoughtful branches with a little masking.  I die cut the stamplorations “happy” and PTI “birthday” from the SU confetti celebration paper showing the emerald green beneath. The coloured panel is popped up with foam tabs and there is just a hint of glitter on the balloon.

Now to co ordinate the gift bag I used the same patterned paper and my gift bag punch board and made the largest bag.  It was a perfect fit for the present. Ms E used a bulldog clip to attach the card to the bag and also keep the bag closed!

IMG_7407 (339x640)

I have been busy knitting.  I am almost finished sewing up Ms A’s jumper.  One seam to go.

I have knitted one dog coat for the lost dog’s home and started a second one.

dog jacket for lost dogs home (640x478) dog jacket donated wool (640x478)

I can’t take the credit for all of these…

dog jackets for lost dogs home mine and Margarets. (478x640)

One of the lovely ladies from my Wednesday library group knitted 4 dog jackets in a week! Thank you Margaret. I will take those in to the Lost Dog’s Home with mine.

Until next time



Boo Boo Blog Hop…


Popping in to share my Boo Boo card for Darnell’s challenge here

I made this card a few days ago and shared.

unstampable march 2016 (497x640)

It is a perfectly OK card with one big exception.  It is a 21st card. Great for a 21st,  however the intended recipient is only 20!

I didn’t realise until all stuck down and ready for the pics.

It will be used – no doubt there is another 21st not to far away.

I hope you are having fun on the hop.

I will catch up with the hop tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by



Playing with Kaisercraft Le Chateau …


I hope the Easter bunny found you and you are all recovering from over eating chocolate goodies.

Today I am sharing two cards

I am linking to the following challenges

Scrapbook Boutique – March Mood Board here


Unstampabelles – Keys to success here

 My first card for SBB

sbb march 2016 (480x640)

I started with Kaisercraft Le Chateau 6″ paper pad and added Mpress Birdcage die cut in both foam and black cardstock along with an Elizabeth Craft Design bird die.  I finished with a stamped “21” from Uniko Classic numbers.  This card is for a 21st this weekend where the gift is a budgie in a cage.

My second card

unstampable march 2016 (497x640)

Whilst flicking through the paper pad I thought this paper was perfect for the Unstampabelles current challenge.  What better mark of success that reaching the ripe old age of 21 (again!)? As Ms E had requested a number of cards I thought this would be great for a male 21st card.  I added die cut “21” from SU Large Numbers Framelits, “st” from Lifestyle Crafts and the “birthday” from PTI. Die cuts from black cardstock and foam.  This card unfortunately isn’t going to the intended recipient.  The birthday boy is only 20! I am a year to early.  I wonder if this is what Darnell had in mind for her upcoming boo boo challenge? Anyway I am sure it wont get wasted – there is bound to be a male 21st not to far away.

On another note I appear to be having issues with my blog reader.  If I have missed visiting you I apologise.  I am working on the issue and hope it is resolved soon.

Until next time



A couple for the Male folk…





I made these a couple of weeks ago but had forgotten to share – Hubby had needed a card for the next day and of course I had nothing in my card stash suitable.

He chose this first one

Inlaid Birthday (519x640)

I used various strips of patterned paper. I stamped the “happy” from PTI Birthday bash sentiments with versafine onyx black and clear heat embossed. I cut the “birthday” from PTI Birthday trio die – I used the cut out in the card below whilst I inlaid with green cardstock.

This one is left for another time

Good times (534x640)I used The Craft’s Meow Good times stamped in SU old olive ink along with PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 stamped with versafine onyx black and PTI Birthday die from the first card.

This morning I am off to the school book parade. Ms A (9) is dressed as the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – a dance costume I made for her a few years ago.

Have a great weekend

Thanks for stopping and leaving all your lovely comments.



Time out with Uniko and PTI…

Hi There – Happy Wednesday

Time Out Challenge – Casing Anita


Uniko Challenge #13 Special Occassion

Here is my take on the challenges

IMG_5237 (640x376)

I stamped Uniko Background Builders Flower Power down one side of a piece of SU Whisper White CS using various shades of SU markers. I stamped “happy” from PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 before adding the die cut birthday. I cut this multiple times and layered with the top cut in SU Island Indigo CS. I attached the card front to a SU note card.

IMG_5236 (471x640)

Every birthday is an occassion right?


I hear rumblings in the background. Mr M (16) has his girlfriend over for dinner and Miss A (9) is making 3 a crowd!

Thanks for stopping



Uniko Studio Challenge #9…


Uniko Studio Challenge #9


This is the current challenge at Uniko.

I am linking up this card


I started by stamping the leaves and stem outline from Uniko flower power #3 in SU wild wasabi I then stamped the image from Uniko flower power #4 in SU Certainly Celery onto SU Whisper White CS. The flower is from Flower Power #3 – Outline stamped in SU Crushed curry and solid image in SU So Saffron. I then die cut 5 PTI birthday words in SU whisper white and once in SU So saffron cs and layered to form the dimensional word “birthday”. I have seen this done a few times and thought I would get really sticky (one of the reasons I hadn’t given it  go!) I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t any sticker than normal cardmaking and it all came together rather quickly excluding drying time. Not sure if that means I am overly messy or this technique isn’t as messy as I thought it would be. I stamped the word Happy in SU So Saffron from PTI Polka Dot Parage #5.  I mounted my card front with borders of SU So Saffron, SU Smoky slate and a small piece of Uniko Studio Digital paper. All this was then added to a Kaisercraft card base and a Kaisercraft pearl added to the top of the “i” in birthday.

Here is another pic


I was busy last weekend putting together my very first digital album. I used SU MDS software and digital papers to put together an album for my Gran. She is now in a home and she can’t have her digital photo frame with all her pics. So I put a  few picsI have of her parents/siblings, when Gran was young, her children when they were young and my children together. I used various layouts and didn’t embellish the pages much as the layouts I chose were pretty pic heavy.

Here are a couple of pics

photo 1

The cover of the album has a photo insert which you can attach so I made up a print which has my Gran’s name (so the album doesn’t get lost!) and added this butterfly. I used a Martha Stewart silicone mold and SU clay coloured when dry with markers attached with glossy accents.

photo 2 (2)

This page shows my mum and her siblings as they were growing up. As I said very simple layouts.

I am still reading Drums of Autumn – I am ploughing on. 800 pages is a lot. This is part of the Outlander series and I have more books to go.

Now must go see how my friend’s dog is – we had a little run in with another friend’s dog on our walk this morning. Friend 1 had to take her dog to the vet.

Happy reading and crafting 🙂



 Just a little update.

My friend’s dog had to have a couple of staples and is home with his human mum.