A Minion…


Another busy week

During the week Mr M’s girlfriend had a birthday

A handmade minion and card were requested.  Mr M helped with the minion by sewing on the buttons and fixing the eyes – yes they are different colours just the way he wanted it.

I CASed this card from Kelly Kent

Full card front punch art Minion card - instructions included. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Here is my version of the card

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I used various circle punches and dies.  The sentiment comes from SU Endless Birthday Wishes.

and the felt Minion

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The pattern can be found here. Our version is a little rustic!

and before I go a card I needed earlier in the week

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I will link this to the current challenge at the colour tree here

I have only used one of TCTC colours Daffodil Delight – not sure if this is against the challenge rules. If I have not meet the guildelines I’m sure the administrator will exclude my card from the challenge.

Made using SU Awesomely Artistic, PTI mega mixed messages and SU Butterflies Thinlits dies.

The kiddos have a list of cards requested so hopefully I will be back soon with some more to share.





Darth Vader meets the Avengers…


For some reason my birthdays seem to come in batches!

This week we have 3 birthdays over 2 days.

Starting yesterday with Ms 16’s Boyfriend’s 16th birthday – yes she is older by 5 or 6 weeks!

He likes Star Wars – so much that he couldn’t wait until Christmas for his gift (a star wars t shirt & bag) because he wanted to wear it to the midnight screening of the new movie.

So after lots of googling this is what we decided on. We were inspired by this card here.

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Some punch art with a simple stamped greeting from The Paper company Birthday stamp set. The whole darth vader image is popped up with foam tape.

I am linking this to the current challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters here – something old, something new

All the punches used are old, as is the stamp set – the new are enamel dots.


Two more Birthdays today

Today is a double birthday – my friend’s daughter is 16 and Mr M turns 18.

Mr M is a huge Marvel Avengers fan along with Dr Who and Star Wars. As I made the Darth Vader card for Ms S’s boyfriend and I have made him a Dr who inspired card here and here in the past it was time for a Marvel inspired card. Again lots of googling!

Thanks to these sites here and here for inspiration

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I used A4 cardstock and cut to 10.5 cm and scored at 10.5 cm intervals to create a concertina card and added additional “pages” until I had the number I needed.

This is the inside of the card

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left to right

Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Iron man and the Black Widow (my version needs a little work she needs to be a little slimmer!)

I am linking this card up to the challenge at the Male Room here

To make the card front I used SU – Number of Years stamp and die set along with PTI Birthday Bash stamp set stamped with SU Real Red and Night of Navy ink and cardstock. I cut the numbers from fun foam to help raise them off the card front – this is so much easier than using multiple layers of cardstock. I have used lots of punches and dies to create the characters within the card. Some of these didn’t come out as expected, I am just going with it! I know the green arrow is missing and also hawk eye – maybe another time?

Ms 11 has put in a request for a card like this for her next birthday with little pet shop as the theme – in December!

and the final card for today

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Once again I have used the SU Number of Years stamp set and die and used fun foam die cut to add dimension.  I also used Inspired by stamping spring lilacs ribbon collection. Colours are SU very vanilla, perfect plum, so saffron and early espresso stamped off onto scrap first as I thought it may be too dark for this card.

I am linking this card up to the challenge at The Colour Tree here


This is the quilt I made for my friend’s daughter

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Another disappearing nine patch. Quilted in the ditch around the 1/4 squares of the original nine patch. Quilt measures 130 cm x 160 cm .  It consists of 8 fabrics cut into 180 5″ squares in the blocks plus backing fabric (plain white) and black cotton binding fabric.  When I decided to make this quilt her colour preference was mauve and a French theme.  I have spent a few months collecting the fabrics, who knew mauve wasn’t such a “big” colour and “French theme” isn’t so big either. I can bet next time I go into a fabric store both those themes will be everywhere. One of the fabrics has French words, the Eiffel Tower, lace and other images and is also mauve so that had to be included.  I’m hoping her taste hasn’t changed significantly and she will use this for a few years.

Sorry for such a mammoth post

Thanks for hanging in til the end

Until next time



Fishy Fun…


School holidays are over which means getting back into our routine.

Ms 19 is on swot vac and Mr 17 only has a few weeks of year 12 before exams start. Ms 15 & 10 are doing their own things – mostly bugging each other!

Anyway Ms 19 has put in a request for 4 cards by the end of October. She has been through my stamp sets and picked images and given me a few colour suggestions. So today I have the first one to share with you

As the recipient is a swimmer and has the nickname “fish” the obvious choice was a fish!

The fish image is from Market street stamps Ocean fun and also sea animals. I stamped a mirror image using the back of a larger stamp, the fin detail didn’t stamp with the mirror but that is ok it makes the image a little different.

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I coloured the images with alcohol markers.  I layered onto various blue toned cardstock. The background on the card base was made by using SU happy patterns stencil and night of navy ink and sprayed with green ink which I found in a spray bottle (not sure what colour I have in there other than it is green!). The sentiment is from SU Crazy about you. For finishing touches I added glossy accents, wink of stella, kindy glitz and sequins.

I even managed to get a pic of the glitter.

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I am link this up to the following challenges

The daily Marker – 30 day coloring challenge here



Virginia’s View Challenge #19 here

Thanks for stopping by



One last Christmas Card…


I have one last Christmas Card to share and I am linking it up to the challenge at Scrapbook boutique – click on the pic to take you there

I am also linking up to the Challenge at Unstampabelles – Southern Hemisphere Christmas

UnstampaBelles Challenges

Here is my card

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This is for Ms 15’s boyfriend. The instructions were to be not to “girly”.  I was inspired by these toppers here. Thank you Judy. I have used the ornament punch, oval punches, a flower punch and a small circle punch. I embossed with a swirly embossing folder and a square lattice folder. The paper used was from my scraps. The finished card is 10cm square.

Before I go I want to share a pic of our Melaluca tree which sadly was removed from our yard yesterday.

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This pic was taken from the upstairs window of my house looking over the yard. When Mr 16 and Ms 15 were smaller they would climb the tree and slide down the roof of the car port back into the tree. My only request was they didn’t fall! So for the last few days Ms 15 and Ms 10 have spent a lot of time climbing the tree and sliding down the roof to say good bye. We estimate the tree to be at least 40-45 years old (we have lived here for 22 years and the tree was well established before then). The tree had to be removed as the neighbour had got advice it was damaging her house. We will be replanting – just not another melaluca.

I didn’t realise until I read this post here that these trees were known as Summer snow. Thanks Susan.

This will be my last post before the Jolly Fat man pays a visit.

If you celebrate the Christmas Season I wish you a Merry Christmas and a big thank you to all who follow and comment regularly.