Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tree of Friendship

Another card for my special stamping Saturday, this Saturday is special as my best buddy is in town and was able to spend the day playing in my craft room with me. For this card I have taken up the challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch. I sponged a tree template with Distress Ink and then stamped a new sentiment and used my new little bird die I got this week and added some 'flowers' to the tree. As always, thanks for popping in. Hope you have a great weekend...

Butterfly Hello..

I was surfing the Pinterest sites the other day and I came across a lovely card made by Rachel, it was so pretty I just had to case it. I'm posting it to the latest challenge at House of Cards who have a colour challenge or add a butterfly and make sure you pop on over Rachels blog and check out her beautiful cards...thanks for the inspiration Rachel.

April Challenge: Week 2 Add a Butterfly or Color Combination

Rachel's Card
Rachel's Card Corner - Gorgeous Grunge, Best of Butterflies, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip thank you card

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Make every minute count

My last creation for the day...this time I am playing along with the DT over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I didn't intend on making a male just evolved into that as these things do. I really like this stamp set and have used it a few times now as it has some great verses in it. Anyhoo...I'm off to do a few things around the house. Happy Weekend Wishes to you all, until next time, happy stamping.

I love flowers....Tag

Hi All.....well I'm back after several weeks of not playing at my desk and it feels good. After sorting out what birthday cards I had to get in the post this week, I took up the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 challenge and as I'm a challenge behind with our ABC Challenge, lucky for me I have to make an F tag and Tim had flowers on his was meant to be! lol

This is also a stamp I haven't had a chance to play with too, so I'm pleased to be able to christen it. It stamped up lovely and I coloured the flowers in with Tombow pens and an aqua brush.

I then cut out the 'love' with a reasonably new set of dies, inked up the work 'flowers' off a verse stamp and inked and fussy cut an 'i' from an alphabet set. I then did some faux stitching as I just couldn't be bothered setting my sewing machine up for that...I'm sure you know how it feels when 'that's just too much trouble' <grin> and this is then end result. Hope you had a great Easter and are off to a good start for the weekend, thanks for stopping by.


ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just Saying Hello...

A card I made yesterday but have only just got a chance to post it now...a nice CAS card using the latest sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and the Cue Card from CASology.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Card Chain Challenge March '15

Hi All, I made this card a few weeks ago for the March Card Chain Challenge over at Society of Stampholics. I sent my card to Jutta from Alberta, Canada. I used a new bird die I had bought recently and made the background with DI's in soft pinks with a dash of lavender. Make sure you pop on over to Deborah's blog and join's fun and they are calling for players for April's Card Chain.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Elegant Butterfly Tag

Today I'm playing along with this months Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2015 and our local ABC Tag/Card Challenge. I'm a bit ahead of time as I'm now up to the letter 'E' in the ABC challenge so I've tied it in with Tim's butterfly tag with an Elegant Butterfly.

I didn't have a letter stencil so I have used some glitter letters that I had on using 'old' stuff. I also got to use some 'new' stuff...which was my new Cogs (die set). My tassel is also off a perfume bottle that I had squirreled away for a rainy day which turned out to be today even though the sun is shining brightly...<grin> Well, thanks for popping by and hope your weekend is off to a great start. Until next time, happy stamping...

Saturday, March 07, 2015

merry christmas

 Well I had the urge to make some Christmas cards so I popped on over to Merry Monday to see what their latest challenge was...use RED & GREEN....easy!! I also like the latest challenge over at Muse so there you have it....2 more Christmas cards (nice and CAS so I made 2) for my small stash.
Thanks for popping in...
Muse Challenge


Well it's been a couple of weeks since I have sat at my desk after massive changes at work (a lot of them not good) has taken my mojo and left me feeling rather drained but today I feel good and it's great to be sitting at my desk playing with paper and ink while skyping with my friend Robyn. I actually stamped this image last time I was playing but didn't get around to making something with it so today I have used the latest CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and created a nice soft & fresh card.
Thanks for stopping in, hope your weekend is off to a great start...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shine Bright....

 Happy Saturday Peeps! It is terribly hot here in Far North Oz! So my friend Robyn & I are locked away in my craft room with the Air Conditioner's that bad we dread walking outside for whatever reason. Anyhoo...back to my card. Today I have made a special card for our neighbour who is 50 and having a party tonight to celebrate.

I have made an easel card for her, I don't make them too often but I felt it needed to be a bit extra special for a milestone birthday and I have used the latest sketch from Cardabilities for my layout and I have just let my DP determine my colour combo.

I'm also really happy to be able to use my new stamp set Sparkle & Shine with matching die from WPlus9....I really love their stamps, they stamp so nice and I have been itching to use this set. I tell you this card has everything...well for me anyway as I gravitate to CAS cards. I not only have background stamping (the text) I've also added some texture paste that I coloured (this is huge for me lol) then layered with lace, leaves and flowers, it's just all happening. lol. Well I'm off to make an envelope for my card, hope your weekend is off to a great start, until next time....happy stamping.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Heart Frame

Hello Fellow Crafty friends, I was able to spend most of my Saturday with my good friend Robyn who is in town at the moment which was the highlight of my weekend. For this stamping Saturday, I took up the challenge from the DT at Just Add Ink who had the photo inspiration below to work with and the latest sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I was also lucky enough to be able to use a new Happy Birthday stamp from Close to my Heart and Robyn's 'heart' dies. It's nice and CAS but I'm really happy with the end result. Hope you have all had a great weekend and thanks for popping in.

JAI #250 

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Life is a Journey Not a Destination - Tag

 Well I'm on a roll today! Now I am even further ahead of our ABC challenge. I have made my 'D' tag using the latest Tim Holtz February Challenge as my layout.

For this theme I have chosen 'Destination' and I chose to do a male orientated Tag. I love this ship stamp and I'm so happy my 'This is the Life' sentiment stamped perfectly onto my Mod Podge coating that I had applied before I thought about stamping the sentiment on. It actually brought it up so crisp and I am wrapped! 

 Well, I think that's it for me today. I hope your weekend has had a great start and I'll catch you next time.

12 Tags of 2015 - February |

ABC Challenge - 'D'

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