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.


Wow Inspired by Stamping has 3 challenges this time.
Here is the pic for this one.


I have used subtle rose pink but thought the bright lime green gave the Mo's digital image a bit more splash.

to see what everyones done.
Don't be afraid to leave a comment.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


I got picked with my get well card.
I am overwhelmed as this is my first win with a challenge.
Many thanks Joanna.

Monday, 20 May 2013

IBSIC #54 White, yellow and green

I have been busy of late.
Tidying up our house and yard so have not had much time to create anything.
But I did make a card for a friend who has a friend who is very sick.
I was lucky that I could use it for this challenge.

The dog is a   Mo's digital pencil image and the girl who orginally had a ballon is a Saturated Canary image.
I have used glossy accents on her eyes.

Please go to and leave a comment on the other entries.
We love comments they keep us inspired.
Many thanks.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Mo's challenge #184

Challenge #184 - Clean & Simple w/a Mo image

"Clean & Simple"
with a Mo Image, of course!

 I know I found it very challenging to keep it simple. Then clean.   So I went with minimal.
I found that I liked the look of nothing to distract from the image that Mo had drawn.
The image is 'did you hear'.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Challenge #183 - Anything Goes

Well another week has past and Mo has another challenge for us.
I have been busy making cards to sell at the local markets so selected one for this challenge.

I have used Christmas Kai and coloured him in using Zig markers.
I like been able to use my water pen to blend the ink on the images.
I have used a white glitter on the furry part of his coat and gold kiddy glitter on his pjs and on the ribbon wrapped around the parcel.
Many thanks for looking at my work.
Please go to to view the others.

Saturday, 20 April 2013


Hello everyone.

I have coloured a wonderful spring image from Mo's digital pencil again. She has a spring challenge this week.
Just follow the link to view the others and also take a look at her images they are so sweet.

I have used my Zig photo pens to colour her.

She is also entered with Mojo monday. for the sketch challenge.

Also in Inspired by Stamping inspiration for a colour challenge.

Many thanks to those that look at my cards and blogs that I enter into.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Mos challenge blog and Scrapbbok Boutique

This is my first entry onto Mos blog.
Please do go to here blog and look at all the entries and explore her Mo's digital pencils.  They are totally awesome.  As you can see.

I took a close up shot of the card as I used stickles frosted lace on the wings, lacey under garments and the hair ties of the image.
I have used Spectrum Noir to colour the images. The bees and the butterfly are suspended on thin wire to give the effect of flight.
Many thanks for looking at my entry and I would be grateful for any critic, positive or negative.

I am also entering this card slightly modified with Scrapbook Boutique
Here is the 2nd image.

The sentimant on the card says wuv momma.  (Love Mum).

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Mojo Monday

Another week has gone by and the weather is rain of some description every day.
I think that I am very much over rain now.  I could do with a drought and some nice warm sun.
Below is the sketch for this weeks challenge.
It took me a while to get some inspiration but it came in the end.
I colored the image with my new Spectrum Noir markers.  The tips are not as fine as my Zig photo markersand it is very challenging to do the blending.  I think I am getting the hang of it though.  The image is from Sassy Studio.  The back ground paper is from Minds eye Lost and found 2.
Thanks for looking and please drop by to view the others.

Monday, 8 April 2013


Well I have been busy doing other things other then making cards for a challenge.
I felt that I needed to clear my head from cards for a while.
So we have started to finish our wardrobe shelving.  I have also start to alter a jewelery box that has 3 draws to it. And generally just surfed the net doing research as we do. Hahahaha (wasting creative time maybe).

Here is my entry for the Ibsic #52 challenge.

I have Letterpress and embossed the kraft paper.
And used a blue organsa ribbon on the card. And put sage green rhinestones on the flowers. 
I wanted to keep it very simple.

Dont forget to visit to view the other entrys.

Many thanks.

Thursday, 28 March 2013


I am changing to Bloglovin.
Please bare with me as I am very new to doing most things with a blog.

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Many thanks to all that follow me.


Friday, 22 March 2013

Mojo monday 285

We had a wee bit of rain today.  After no rain for about 3 days it was nice.  It will help the vegys in the garden grow more.

I have used a digital image from Saturated canary.
Go visit the lovely cards by everyone else at Mojos.
Many thanks for looking at my blog.

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #51

I some times think that a week is not long enough to get everything done, that I would like to get done.  And this has been one of those weeks.  7 days is not enough for a week, why can't we change it?

Oh well here is my entry for the IBSIC #51


I was already colouring in an image with my watercolour pencils and the colours just fitted this challenge.The image is called Ava and is from Saturated Canary. You will have to go look at her digis they are wonderful.
Here my interparation of the challenge.

Just go over to the site and have a look at what we have all designed this week.
Many thanks for looking at my Blog.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Two Challenges

IBSI challenge #50 and Scrapbook boutique challenge.

As both of these had a similar colour scheme for their challenge I thought I would make 1 card and enter in both of the challenges.

The brief for both the sites was to use Light green,light blue and light pink and to have an easter theme.


The other is Scrapbook Boutique.
Please do visit the sites and see what wonderful items everyone has made.

PS I forgot to say that the digi stamp is from Cuddlebug cuties.
Go and visit her for some wonderful images.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #49

Yahoo.  I have just earned my first Badge.
It is for the IBSI challenge from last week.

I now just have to work out how to get it displayed on my side bar.

Many thanks Joanna.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Mojo Monday 284

Its Monday and another wonderful sketch.  This time designed by
Julee Tilman.

I have rotated the sketch 90 degrees left.

I have played with my Zig Photo Twin pens to colour this wonderful image of a girl with ballons,
I have to give a big credit to Anna Stillwell for the image. She is a wonderful artist and her images are free.
Just go to and have a look.I was in a Hippie mood. so I  used DCWVs wonderful selection of paer called Hippie chick. I just love patterned paper. The doily is from Die-namics-Decorative duo.  Many thanks for looking at my card.

Have a wonderfully happy day.

Oh dear almost forgot to say go to and have a look at the other entries.  Thank god for preview before publishing.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Liebster Award.

How many WOWs can I say!
Not enough to say thank you to Angel Allen for giving me this award.

Liebster Award
This award is designed to be a blog award that represents "Paying it Forward".
I'm very excited to tell you that 
 Angel Allen at has me given me the Liebster blog award!  The purpose of this award is that once a person has been nominated they Thank the person who gave it to them and the nominee awards it to 5 other blogs that they like that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage visitors in hopes that they will want to follow and encourage these bloggers onward to success and reaching their individual goals for their blogs.

My challenge for the week is to pass it on.
Again many thanks to Angel Allen for passing this forward to me.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Inspired by Stamping Challenge #49

Here is my entry for the above challenge this week.
I live in SE Queenslands and the last few weeks the weather is shocking. It rains in varing degrees each day. Not normal for us. Give me the sun please for longer then just half an hour each time. It gets hard to do any thing. 

Thats my gripe for the month.  Well maybe the last 2 months. HAHAHA

And here is what I have made using the colour scheme.

Please go to the following link and view what everyone else has designed.
Many thanks for looking at my blog.

Mojo Monday

We spent some time with my sister in Brisbane for a while.
And I got the chance to go shopping. Who doesn't love to do that.
My better half and I have a wedding to go to later in the year in NZ.
Its the daughters wedding.  So first things first a suit and everything that goes with it for that wonderful man in my life.  Got that sorted, then my turn.  But not for a wedding outfit, that is sorted.
I went craft shopping and had a ball.  Just not enough money for everything.  Next time.

But anyway on to the main issue.  Challenges. 
Here is my entry for Mojo Monday 283.
This is the sketch.

Here is my take on it. I use a cream base card and topped it with light grey paper then a light cream embossed tissue paper.
I have made for a grandmothers mothers day card.
The dragonfly and butterflies have been punched from vellum in grey and gold.

Don' forget to go and look at everyone else.  There are so many it astounds me.

Many thanks for looking at my blog.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Inspired by stamping.

I found a new blog challenge site. And it is Australian.
I think its awesome. just go to the site an explore.


Here is my interpation of the colour challenge.

I used a Pink Paislee range of paper called Butterfly garden.
A green and white dot paper for the background layer and a sheet of dictionary paper. I inked the edges of all the papers. I used a chocolate brown cardstock for the mounts of each layer.
MFT dies where used for the doilies.  The foliage I cut from Cricut. And punched out butterflies then put tiny pink rhinestones on the brown butterflies. The pink edged flower was in my stash.

Thanks you for looking at my work.

Mojo Monday 280

Mojo monday 280

This is the sketch for this weeks challenge:
Please go to  to see what others have designed.

I used paper from the Prima Botanical collection. As there are dragonflies on some of the paper I cut a couple out using vellum with my Cricut.
I also cut the foliage using my Cricut. I used 2 flat flowers from my stash and inked the edges, then put seven 2mm light yellow flat pearls in the centre. I used some cotten lace for the angled strip. Used a Fiskers border punch for the white trim.

Here is my take on the sketch.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Mojo monday 279

 Mojo monday 279 contest. 
It is the start of a new month. So it is contest week.
To play along I have to make a project using the provided sketch.

I thought I would try my hand at a monochome card.
Well almost!  I have a wedding  later this year so I am trying out several different styles for a card.
Below is my first attempt.

Here is my entry.

I have used silver as a theme colour with white.  I embossed the back white mount and also the vertical white strip. I added a wee bit of colour to some of the foliage by the white flower, which I put a silver dimante on. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.

Please go to to see what everyone else had made.