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

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

Birthday week…


 Sorry been a bit absent I am in the middle of birthday week here.

It has been something like this. Saturday 25 9 year old girls for a dress up party in the afternoon. They partied away doing things like the limbo, pass the parcel and musical bingo.

Here is a pic of the birthday cake.


I used Papersmooches Hullabaloo and Inpired by Stamping Fancy Circles stamp sets to make the sign – there is a Christmas tree on the top of this stand.


Saturday night I had 10 14 year old girls for a sleep over. I use the word sleep very loosely – I don’t believe any of them slept I toddled off to bed in the wee hours of Sunday morning after the nearly 18 year old got home from a party. Hubby got up to them at 4 am when they were making a human pyramid in the lounge room amongst other activities I wont mention.  Cooked them brekky at 8 am of pancakes.

Miss S’s Birthday cake


This is made from one big cupcake mould with cream filling and piped butter cream icing.

Later Sunday Miss A  went to a party where they paint canvases. Haven’t got a pic of that yet.

Sunday night feeling the call to put up the Christmas Tree. I have one tree decorated and several boxes of decorations to yet open up.

Monday – Miss S is now 14

This is her card


I used PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 and Birthday Bash Sentiments stamped repeatedly with Hero Art fluro ink.

Tuesday – Miss A is now 9

This is her card


I used the die from PTI Polka Dot parade #5 to die cut the bird from felt and added the music notes and legs with black ink. I added a black rhinestone for her eye. The blue spot paper is from Stampin UP! and the greeting is from Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes.

Plans for the rest of the week?

I am preparing for a stall at a local market on Sunday

Before that Miss E is turning 18th on Saturday.

Hope you grabbed a cuppa before you started.

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