WOW I’m back again!

I finished these recently.  I had a request for a few baby cards plus some general cards.  Nothing to specific so I decided to play with some of my older sets along with some new to me things.

First up is a card using PB Best friends with a sentiment from Papersmooches Blossoming Buds.  This one was coloured with alcohol markers then I used make up brushes to sponge my background.  The whites of the toad stools were finished with a little wink of stella.


Next up I used the PTI Good times set.  I totally CASed this card – so if it’s yours thank you!  I used my stamping tool to line up the sentiment in different colours.  Pretty easy with the right tool.


Now onto those baby cards I mentioned.

First one uses ME Carnival of Cupcakes again coloured with alcohol markers.  This time I used the co ordinating dies to cut out the image and pop it up with foam.  This card is a little 7.5 x 7.5cm square.


I often stamp and colour more than one image at a time, especially if its small like this one.  So here is a bigger version of the card above.  The sentiment is from ME Just Hatched.

So a little more ME… this time the sentiment is from YNS. I used some little pieces of pattern paper and other die cuts I found needing to be used.


And yet again more ME! This time Just hatched.  And once again coloured with alcohol markers and die cut.

I had a lot of fun colouring and making these cards.  I need to find some more colouring in time!  I do have a few floral images I also started to colour so hope to be back soon to share those. 

Funny my “new” pile isn’t getting any smaller 😉

Thanks for stopping




Merry Christmas and December catch up…


For December in our house it is not just about Christmas but birthdays too!

I realised recently I hadn’t shared any of the birthday or Christmas makes.  Some of which left the house before I could take a snap! The ones I have snapped please excuse the poor photography! I am not going to go into long details about the process as this post is long enough!  If you would like to know more leave me a message in the comments and I will reply.  All products are listed in below.

On the 2nd Ms S turned 19

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On the 3rd Ms A was 14 –  Little Miss had a party with about 25 like minded teenagers.  I inlisted all my kiddos and their partners for extra supervision.  Of course hubby was out that night!

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On 7th it was Ms E’s  and she was 23! For those who are doing the math in 2 years time it is going to be big – the girls will be 25, 21 and 16 within 5 days of each other.

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and to round out the December birthdays Mr M’s girlfriend was 21 on 15th.  We celebrated with 21 desserts!

Not sure about the deer being a horse but Mr M was happy.

Her gift which she was very surprised I had kept a secret.  I worked on this from around cup day (early November) right up until the night before her party.  It even had to go to the last book club gathering otherwise it would not have been finished.

A disappearing nine patch. Measurements are around 215 cm x 165 cm (I forgot to measure before I wrapped it!).

Now for a few Christmas makes

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These are silver foil cardstock which no matter how I photographed they looked black.

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and some sewing

a dinosaur for a work colleage of hubby’s

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and some little pinafore dresses

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To round out December Ms S went to NASA and silicon valley in Houston and San Fransico for 2 weeks. She had an amazing trip all made possible by her end of year grades in Year 12 last year. Her score made her eligible for a particular programme which after the interview process got her onto the team to go to NASA.  Out of the 20 people her team of 4 won the best team and Ms S won the individual award.

This is a promotional pic taken at Scienceworks in Victoria before they left.

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last night whilst Ms E and Ms A were at carols rehersals and Ms S and her boyfriend were looking at Christmas lights, Mr M and his girlfriend helped with decorating 4 Gingerbread houses.

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Now I must get on as I have 22 people for lunch tomorrow.  I hope you have all made the “nice” list and get some goodies tomorrow.

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Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming New Year.

Thank you for your visits during 2018 I appreciate your effort.

Until next time