Peg tags with Crafting with Dragonflies…

Hello a quick post


The current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is “pegs”.

pegs 1

I have made these little gift bag closures/card holders from normal laundry pegs with a little SU Patterned paper, stamps and punches.

and another pic

pegs 2

Thanks for taking a peek



Edit: These were the challenge winners


Happy Birthday with squares…


My hubby’s boss’s birthday. This is the card I made for him.

I punched out squares of Kaisercraft On the Move paper using 1 1/4″ punch. I then attached them to a piece of SBB CS and embossed this using SU Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder. I embellished with ABS twine and layered with more cardstock onto card front. The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes set.

I am linking this upto the challenge at Sunny Challenges – Male card.

Wishing my eldest daughter luck she is sitting the UMAT later today.

(UMAT – Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test)

Next year she plans to study Medicine to later work in the area of Forensics.

Thanks for stopping and taking a peek.



Happy Birthday Sonia…

IMG_3418This is the second card for the Barbie 18th last night. Just got this finished in time to take a quick pic before heading out to the party. I did rush this a bit and unfortunately I think it shows – my colouring isn’t that great.

I know Barbie and the Tardis?? Not sure of the relationship myself. Anyway it was the DR and a tardis that was requested.

I got he original image from

I have used cardstock from my stash including the stripes from Creative. I coloured in the Dr using Tim Holtz, Stampin UP! and Marvy Le Plume markers finished with a touch of spica pen to the sonic screwdriver. I coloured the image from Stampin UP! Happiest Birthday Wishes with markers before punching out using a SU tag punch. The DR is popped up with foam tabs.

I am going to link this up to the anything goes challenge here

Through the Craftroom Door

Thanks for stopping

Enjoy the rest of your weekend



Ornament Punch & Owl Punch

I was having a bit of a play with these two punches to use them in ways other than what was intended! Trying to extend the use of my products.

I took a photo on the angle to show how I had used embossing folders to add texture to the plain cardstock.

I used

SU Best of Everything,  Pocket Silhouettes & Happiest Birthday Wishes

2010-2012 In Colours CS (Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz & Concord Crush)

SU Markers Not Quite Navy, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Garden Green & Wisteria Wonder.

SU Ornament Punch & Owl Punch

SU Embossing Folders – Stripes & Elegant Bouquet

Non SU – shop bought card base, black & white CS

I know you can use the ornament punch for fish and the owl punch for soooo many other things. So hopefully I will get time to play next week.

Busy weekend planned. Two parties and maybe a trip to the Museum.



Just Add Ink 130, Sunny Challenges SC 053/12 and Scrapbook Boutique August Challenge

I have decided to combine three challenges for this card. I have made this for a friend’s birthday in a few weeks – don’t think she reads this so I shouldn’t spoil the surprise!

Just Add Ink Blue & Bling!


“All a Flutter – Add a butterfly”

I used SU Pacific Point cardstock, Bashful Blue and Brights DSP Pattern stack to make the general card base. I stamped the butterfly from SU Sweet Summer onto white cardstock. I die cut butterflies using SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings and Grace Taylor shimmer sheets & SU Pacific point cardstock. I positioned my butterflies onto my card and added rhinestones to the centre  for “bling”. The sentiment panel was stamped with Versa fine Onyx Black using SU Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set onto Sizzlits Lots of Tags Label 1.

Another busy week ahead.  A combination of school closure day, half day school, class helper and the normal things that have to be done. I also must finish my eldest daughter’s dress for her formal on Friday! Almost there.



SC 052/12

I came across this challenge and thought I might have a go.

The challenge is based on a sketch by Christine Blain who is the guest designer at Sunny Challenges and Creations for the month of August. I need a card for a friend’s son who is turning 8 in a couple of weeks. I think he will like it and I’m pretty sure his mum will want to know how it was made.

I used mostly American Crafts cardstock and some scraps from my pile. Just a side question. Does anyone else have a scrap pile that never seems to get smaller or is it just me? Back on track. After creating the base with dark and light blue cardstock I used two orange brads from my tin and one orange button from AnnaBelle stamps. The button is secured with twine from PTI. The stamped panel was created by gently riping some green cardstock then I stamped images from My Cute Stamps Space ships and robots with SU inks (Tangerine tango, Pacific point, Wild wasabi and Daffodil delight). I stamped the robot onto white cardstock, cut him out and popped him up with foam tape. The sentiment panel was stamped from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes using SU Tangerine Tango, cut into a banner and popped up with foam tape.



Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

I made this card for a Birthday party my daughter went to at the weekend. Iam entering it into the Simon Says Stamps Anything goes challenge (another first!).

I have used Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl paper strips and one plain cardstock strip which I then sewed – hadn’t tried that before – seeing the sewing machine was out I thought I’d have a go. I die cut a flower using PTI Beautiful blooms die and placed a button from AnnaBelle Stamps in the centre and secured with Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks twine. The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes stamped with Chocolate chip. I hand cut the tag.

Hope you had a great weekend.