Wednesday, 24 July 2013



I thought that I would try a Sketch Challenge with Inspired by Stamping .  I am in the throws of making 3 sets of 5 coordinating cards which are come in boxes that coordinate with the cards.

I have used kaisercraft paper 'On this day' for 2 of the sets so far. I was inspired by sketch 1 to make this card for one of the sets.  I have used a sentiment stamps from one of Joanna's sets. I just love her stamps are they are a beautiful high quality clear stamp and they have loads of swirls on them. The sticky on them is awesome.  The sentiment and the flourish in the circle are in gold heat embossed to add a richness to the card. I used Marianne  and a Memory Box dies and a MFT doily die.
The flowers are from Wild orchid flowers

Please go and have  a look at Joanna's stamps as it is worth a visit and the quality of the stamps surpass any others.
I also like the fact that this is a home grown company. (Australia).

Please go and look at the other creations from others folllowers of Joanna.

Many thanks for viewing my blog.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Seize the Birthday 20

Welcome to Seize the Birthday! The design team has some wonderful inspiration for you! Won't you join us and build your stash of birthday cards?! We have another fabulous sketch from design team member, Jen Nelson.

Visit the site to see what else has been produced.

Challenge #191 - Fun in the Sun

"Fun in the Sun!"
w/a Mo Manning image, of course!

 We said it was a HOT challenge theme!! Now...would you care to see what Elaine and the rest of Mo's talented Design Team have created for this week's inspiration? Of course you would!

I just love MO's images.  They just sing to me.
Here is my entry for the challenge.

Don't forget to look at the other entries and wonderful images that Mo draws.

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Outlaws/creative freebie challenge

I some how came across this site.  And joined then and a couple of their challenge groups.
This is my first one.  Its with the freebie challnge group.

The image has been coloured and cut so that it is a CAS card.
I will also enter it into the Cas challenge on Outlaw.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mojo monday 299

It has been a few weeks since I have entered in a MM challenge.
So here is 1 for this week.

As you can see from the image below of the card I made.
I did the sqaure card.  I have used Graphic 45 images from the Secret garden series.
The doily is a Spellbinders Persian Motif. The flowers are made by using a punch and have 2 layers.  The ferns are from a Memory Box dies Delicate fern.

Please click on the link and go see what other crafters have made when they interprated the sketch.
Also remember that comments are gratefully recieved by us all.

Spellbinders storage.
I spent yesterday trying to workout a better storage system for my Spellbinders die rather then thrown in a drawer or a container.  As I am a cheap skate (don't like to spend money were I don't have too) I came up with the idea to use zip lock bags in a folder.  I already had a A6 folder I just needed to make the bags a bit narrower to take the dies with the cardboard they are on.  So I cut and sewed for a while and it looks wonderful. I now have about 12 sets of dies in the folder and it doesn't take up to much room.  I am so pleased with the process that I will do the same with my other thin dies. 
Thanks for dropping by and I will catch you later.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Seize the birthday and Scrapbook Boutique

I must be on a roll.
Here is another card for two challenges.

Scrapbook Boutique

Seize the Birthday.


Please go to the following site to see the wonderful interruptions that everyone has made.

Three challenges

Seize The Birthday sketch, IBSIC #55 and Mo's digital 'schools out'.

Well they are called challenges and this time I want to make one card and enter it in 3 challenges.
Here is my interruption of those three challenges.


For the Mo's challenge Schools out. The image made me remember holidays as child for myself. My birthday is during the summer holidays so time was spent with the cat when we were not at the beach camping. Also everyone else was away so I had parties with the cat and my friends were away.

Please visit all the sites to see what has been developed.
All comments are gratefully accepted.