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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Enjoying an icecream

Another reasonably nice day here in Adelaide, still cold at night though. My friend Jane and I have been at Shirley's today and made another 3 lovely cards, Thanks Shirley! I appreciate all the time and effort you put in each week to design cards for us to make. I enjoy it and the cards help to stretch my creativity. Well, I managed to get up early and split the jelly cakes and cream them. They were delivered and I had some over, so took enough for two each to Shirley's house and had for afternoon tea!! While I was there I got a phone call from my son who had called in to the house and yep, you guessed it, LOL, wanted to know if he could have some cakes. When I got home, another son was here mowing the lawns for me and a few more cakes went south! Then my oldest daughter popped in to pick up her dogs and I think she had one too. So, only 4 left now, my youngest daughter is coming in the morning and also our mobile mechanic to do a service on the car. He's a friend, so that should finish off the rest of the cakes, No more temptation for me!
My husband is still working in another state, so he missed out altogether.
Well, onto today's card. This is a top folding card, I actually made the base card and had cut all the other pieces last Thursday, but only decided what stamp to use tonight. So all I had to do was stamp, colour and stick it altogether, I've used copics to colour with and a jelly roll pen on the icecream which makes it sparkle a bit and then I added the twine and tied a little bow on it. I'm going to add my card to the Make Ir Monday Linky Party Challenge #48
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day,
Take Care,

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Little Owl

Hello again, it's been another reasonably nice day here after steady rain late yesterday and overnight. I had to make 4 doz cakes to make into jelly cakes for my choir who cater afternoon tea for a series of concerts throughout the year, I still have to jelly them and cream them tomorrow morning before church so I can take them with me and one of the other choir members will deliver them for me. Not quite sure what I was doing this morning must have been half asleep still because I measured out the flour, cut up the butter and thew in and then got the beater out and started to mix it. LOL, it was supposed to be sugar and butter, so not only did I end up making nearly 6 dozen small cakes but a huge batch of scones as well because I didn't want to throw the mixture away. I go on Saturdays to a friends house and we usually bead, I had shown them a project I made several years ago of a little beaded topiary which was stitched to fabric and has a button pot and a ribbon bow and then box framed. I showed them how to make a box frame from an ordinary picture frame. Several of us finished today, but a couple of them still have to put their frames together. Well, this is where most of the scones ended up and the rest were shared tonight between one of my sons and also one of my daughters. Good, I can't eat any more of them!
So I had better get on and share this card quickly as I still have to do those cakes and it's getting very late.
I've used SU cardstock for the base, sorry, I can't remember the name, this is a sample piece Shirley gave me and I've ordered a packet.
I've used the same DSP as I did on the little oriental girl from yesterday. The image is one you make up using a set from It is a set of 3, two are peg stamps and the other is a small square one with the owl on it. I sponged the edges with Basic Brown and distressed the piece. I also sponged the oval that I stamped the sentiment on. I've torn the rectangle of green and then stitched it back together and added a touch of bling.
Well, thanks again for stopping by and also for the wonderful comments that you leave, they are much appreciated.
Off to jelly cakes!
Take care,

Friday, July 29, 2011

Oriental Girl

Good evening, wow, another post well before midnight! I didn't go to craft today, my friend rang just as I was going out the door with my crates of crafting bits and pieces to tell me not to come as she was the only one there and a road gang had closed the road off to lay bitumin so I wouldn't be able to get there and even if I could, it is horrible to drive on after it has been laid and I have a white car too. So, stayed at home doing some crafting and catching up on a couple of DVD's that I had borrowed and need to take back - one was the "King's Speech". Mum lent it to me about 2 weeks ago - not a bad film.
The rain came back today after yesterday's sunshine and it has rained most of the afternoon and there are still some showers now to.
So.... here is my card for today,
The basecard is a bluey/green from stash. I also found this lovely DSP that matches it - also in my stash. I stamped the little oriental girl in Basic Brown and coloured her with Marvy Markers and Copics for the skin tone. I used Real Red to stamp the sentiment and sponged aroung the edges. I added a couple of embossed lines at the top and then put some straight border stickers in between.
Well, that's me for tonight, hope you have enjoyed your day and thanks for stopping by,
Take care,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday To You!

Hello everyone - it's nice to "see" you visiting today. I hope you find something here to interest you. It's been a lovely day today with the sun shining, I spent the afternoon with friends crafting, chatting and of course eating and drinking (only soft drink and tea and coffee LOL) We had a good time together. Tonight I had dinner with my friends, Doug, Joyce, Fran, Kim and their son Andy. A quick meal and chat and then I had to go off to church choir practise. They have their 150th Anniversary coming up next month, so lots of music to learn.
My card tonight is based on a card I saw in a crafting magazine but have changed a couple of things to make it mine.
I've used a basecard of Rich Razzleberry and the a cream DSP with tan dots, a topnote diecut. and embellished with this pretty blue ribbon I found the other day, a flower and some bling. I coloured the image with Copics and a Marvy Marker for the dress. I also used two other DSP's to complete the card,
Well have to get some sleep, so hope you've had a wonderful day,
Take care,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lazy Days

Wow, I'm a bit earlier than normal posting tonight. I made some time this afternoon to start making today's post card so have already started on a second one that I will use for tomorrow.
I had craft today where I teach whenever there is anyone wanting to learn! The group of ladies are all getting older and are fairly set in their crafts and don't very often move onto other craft tables to learn anything new. I did have one new lady, but she is our craft co-ordinator and came prepared with some cut outs from gift wrap, so I just helped her design a layout and putting the image together as a simple 3D. I think she just wants a bit of guidance more so than learning stamping or any other techniques.
Anyway, here is my card. I used Choc Chip basecard and covered with two different DSP's and then made a 3rd paper into a rectangle. I topped that with another rectangle and then another in white card with the image stamped on and coloured with a mixture of Copics and Marvy Markers. The greeting is from SU. I added a dotty ribbon, rounded all the corners of both card and papers and finished off with some bling. I am entering this into Make It Monday as a second entry,
Hope you have had a great day and thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Striking a Pose

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog today.It has been a mild day which threatened rain but luckily held off for most of the day. I went to Shirley's today for our weekly get together where she makes up 3 kits for us to do. My friend, Fran and I always enjoy our time with Shirley and her hubby Doug.
I've also been back to choir rehearsal tonight after we have had a two week break and we will be doing a bit of jazz music, definitely not our usual type of singing as we do "Oratorio" works mainly, like Mozart, Bach etc. It will be nice to sing other things for a change.
Today's card was done fairly quickly and I was a bit disappointed with the colouring. Anyhow, I used SU "Peach Parfait" for the basecard and the larger scalloped circle. The two DSP papers are also SU, the blue one being punched with a Martha Stewart Lace Punch. The image was stamped with "Close to Cocoa" and coloured with a combination of Copics and Marvy Markers and the white scalloped circle was sponged with SU "Ballet Blue"
I'm going to enter my card into Make It Monday Linky Party#47
Well thanks again for popping in and I hope to have a bit of time later to visit some of your blogs as well,
Take care,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Singing and Dancing in the Rain!

Well, another day has flown past and I'm starting to wonder where this year has gone as there are whispers of Christmas around the corner! I find each year goes faster and I get older LOL.
I popped out to see my Mum today and then back home so my daughter could come and do a bit more cleaning. She stayed for tea which was nice. She has an interview this week for a nursing home as she has recently finished an aged care course and is hoping to get some work and then she won't have to clean for me for money. She says she will do it for free!
My card tonight has an image of a girl with an umbrella and her foot slightly up in the air and reminds me of the scene with Gene Kelly in "Singing and Dancing in the Rain"
Cardbase is SU Pear Pizazz and then the same creamy brown card I've used recently. I stamped the image on white card and then coloured it and cut it out and mounted onto the creamy brown card and then on to some DSP which I cut with the Fleur de Lis rectangle nestie. I used an old retired SU set with a music theme and stamped the music notes twice to get a border - I used Hunter Green ink. I then finished it off with the sentiment from a See-D's set and used two sizes of circle punches and sponged it with Hunter Green, popped it up with foam dots.
Thanks so much for popping in and for all the lovely comments that were left on yesterday's post. I loved seeing what you had to say and appreciated them all.
Take care,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

With Love

Once again it's time to add to my blog, this time I've made this card for the Less Is More Challenge. I hope it meets the requirements as it has a couple of layers but there is quite a lot of "white" space too. The theme for the challenge was ribbons or buttons. I decided to go with ribbon.
My basecard is brown from my stash with a pink matte and then the image stamped on a sort of creamy pale brown card with SU "Close to Cocoa" and the sentiment in "Bravp Burgundy". I put a couple of holes either side of the stem and threaded my pink and brown ribbon through them and just knotted it.
Well I'm off to bed, I'm cold,(sitting in my lounge with my hooded coat on LOL, what a sight!) and tired and I've had too many late nights in a row.
So hope you have all had a good weekend, thanks for stopping by to see what I've made,
See you tomorrow,
Take Care,

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Owl Birthday card

Hello and welcome to my blog today. Hope your weekend has been running smoothly. We've had rain today, it was supposed to be mid morning but held off till late afternoon. I went out for brunch with a friend and then went with her to look at rugs, We went to a couple of places and she ended up with one so hopefully it suits the room she wants to put it in.
I've been putting things away from one table and folding it up and putting it away. My original craft table was piled with bits and pieces so I've tried sorting that out so I can at least use it again. It's amazing what you find when you tidy up. I found a clear set of stamps that I forgot that I had bought and also my discount card for my chemist which I lent to my daughter ages ago and she must have given it back to me when I was sitting at the table. LOL, it was right on the bottom of the pile! Anyway that means I don't have to worry about getting a new card. So much hassle to replace things.
Well, a simple card tonight, the basecard is SU - one of the blues, can't remember which one. then the DSP is from The Paper Loft and is called "Mountain Meadow" and the owl is from a Darcie's cling mounted set of stamps. The greeting is from SU "Curly Cute". The image and sentiment were both stamped in SU Close to Cocoa.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,

Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm a little princess!

Bbbrr, it's so cold here, they say it was our coldest night for quite a few years last night and it feels just as chilly tonight.
I took my granddaughters home today after their stay with me, I've had them since Tuesday. The school holidays are over and I thought Amelia would be going back to school on Monday but her school has a pupil free day and she will be starting back on the Tuesday. Mum will get an extra day free from the routine of getting up early and organizing everything and getting the baby sorted out and everyone in the car to drive to the school. Such is life, LOL. I managed over the years and I had 5 to sort out and run around here and there with!
Well, onto today's card.
I'm going to enter my card into the Lollipop Ladies Challenge
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Challenge #25 - Swedish Princess Cake
Welcome to our newest sweet treat challenge here at The Lollipop Ladies, have we got a delicious challenge for you this fortnight!

This time we want you to take inspiration from a Swedish Cake called a Princess Cake, which is a type of sponge really with lots of yummy cream, custard and jam fillings inside topped with Marzipan:

The added extra is to use PEARLS on your creation.
Well, here is my card for this challenge,
The basecard is SU Pear Pizazz and matted with a pink cardstock also SU and then a DSP from Kaisercraft. The image is stamped in SU Close to Cocoa and coloured with Copics and a Marvy Marker for the green. I faux stitched around the nestie die cut which is "Very Vanilla" and also the sentiment. I used SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I've added some tiny pearls to the tips of her crown.
Blogger is playing up and this is my second go at this post because it wouldn't put the picture in, hopefully it will this time,
Take care,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Hello everyone, it's cold here at the moment so want to get my post done quickly and get back to the fire!
Just wanted to say thanks again for the comments being left on previous posts and to welcome Sheree as a new follower. We spent some of our craft time at my group today making a card each for a friend of Sheree's who has had health problems due to an accident but is still always cheerful and friendly and concerned about others.
We are going to send the cards off together so they all arrive at the same time.
So, to my card for tonight, I thought I would enter another challenge at Scrapalicious - Challenge #12 and the theme is anything summer.
I've made a card using Marina Mist cardstock, nestie die labels five cut in white. The image is from a Penny Black set called "Beach Day" and coloured with the few copics I own. The yellow and green are Marvy Markers. The DSP is from stash and I've added another piece of Marina Mist cut with a Fiskars border punch and mounted with another piece of white with two more stamps used from the same set. The sun is also from "Beach Day" and popped up with a foam dot.
Hope this meets all the requirements
I know it's late in the week, but I'm also entering this into the Make It Monday Linky Party - #46
Well thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night,
Take care Sandy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bon Voyage

Hello, thanks for stopping by today. Hope your day has been a good one. I have my two granddaughters staying for a few days. I took them to the cinema today to see Kung Fu Panda 2. They both enjoyed it - it was nice to hear them chuckling at some of the funny things on the screen. They are both tucked up soundly in bed now after the ritual of reading a story.
I've now sat down at my craft table and finished off my card, it is a purple basecard with a piece of white on top which I have stitched two panels of embroidery on each side and then stamped this image which I think is called World Traveller in the middle and coloured her with Copics. The sentiment is from SU "Teeny Tiny Sentiments" For those who know me they know my attachment to the colour purple!
Hope you find it interesting, paper embroidery is one of my passions in cardmaking.
Thanks for all the comments being left on the previous posts they are very much appreciated,
Take care,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Time Goes By

Hello everyone, a reasonably quiet day so far apart from going outside often to tell the dogs to stop barking. I have had my daughter's two dogs overnight and she picks them up later tonight. So 4 dogs = too much barking especially since it is school holidays and there are kids running past the house. They don't live in the street, but I think their grandparents must be looking after them. I caught the 3 boys throwing stones at a neighbours cat and I could hear them planning to pick the cat up and take it up the street and then release it. Luckily the cat decided to hop over the fence back into its own property - LOL I was ready to go out and confront them, but they must have been called back home.
Well, I've made a second card for the Less Is More Challenge, I hope I have left enough empty space. I stamped the script and postmark with SU Brilliant Blue and then the clocks over the top in Night of Navy and added a saying from Confucius.
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great day,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Out on the Town

Hi everyone, hope you have all had a reasonable sort of day. My daughter and I went out to visit my Mum, had lunch together and Rachel cleaned her oven. She offered ages ago to do it but didn't get around to doing it but she had a good go at it today and it looks a lot better. (Hope it worked okay, Mum)
We came back here and did some cleaning here as well! She and I are gradually going through each room and sorting them out. I'm a bit of hoarder sometimes and also if I don't so something straight away I tend to forget about it. Anyway it's been a good time of sorting through things and getting rid of items that I don't really need! Still got lots to do but I'm getting there. Will probably go back through things again when the rooms are done and decide if there are more bits and pieces that I can let go of. You know you can only have so many knick knacks and dusting is not one of my favourite chores!
Well, amongst all that cleaning, I did leave her to the dusting!, and I sat down and made this card which I am going to enter into the Less Is More Challenge.
The theme is Circles, so here it is:
I've scanned the card with a darker paper behind it. The base card is called Kula Cream. I then used a punch and made a template to sponge two overlapping circles in
SU Orchid Opulence and Handsome Hunter. I stamped this vintage couple in black onto white card, coloured it slightly with the Orchid Opulence and copics for the skin tone,I cut it out with the same size circle punch and sponged with River Rock and did the same with the sentiment using a smaller circle. I then added some round pale green bling(more circles, LOL) to finish it off. I've counted the bling in as part of the circles which gives me 7 circles keeping to the rule of odd numbers!
Well, thanks for popping in today and thanks for the lovely comments I've received on the previous post. Much appreciated,
Take care,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Beautiful - Oriental Woman

Well the weekend has nearly finished - close to midnight here, We've had a cold, rainy day and I've had my 3 grandchildren this afternoon until about 7 p.m. Unfortunately the eldest, Amelia, was running a temperature, but the two girls still managed to watch a DVD while I fed their little brother, changed him and got him back to sleep. He was very easy to look after!
After they went home about 8 p.m., I managed to get this card finished. It's on a black basecard, with a pink matte and then a gorgeous piece of paper that my friend, Joyce, gave me for my birthday. The image was stamped on white card and coloured with Real Red Ink and all the flowers etc were coloured with Jelly Roll Pens and look quite sparkly even though that doesn't show up here in the scan well. I tried to colour the flowers with the colours that were in the fans in the background paper. I cut her out and mounted onto a pink Nestie die cut, added the sentiment "Beautiful" also in Real Red and did the "Happy Birthday" onto pink card cut it out with a circle punch, matted with black circle as well and then glitzed it up with lots of bling
Well here it is, I'm going to enter it into the Make It Monday linky party challenge tomorrow.
Hope you have a great week,
Take care,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Wish for You

Hello, hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. Had craft at my friend Judy's house today and made her a few toppers to make into cards for her school's fete.
I came home to a cold house so had to get the fire going before I could warm up!
My card tonight features one of the Magnolia stamps and I never know the names of them because they don't put it on their packaging! I have quite a few of these stamps but haven't used them much. I've stamped her on a Nestie die cut and then cut a bigger size in DSP to use as a frame - she's coloured with Copics and the star is coloured with a Jelly Roll Pen to give it some glitter. The sentiment is from Kaszazz.
Thanks for stopping by my little piece of blogland and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Take care,

A thankyou Post

Just a quick post to thank Sonia for giving me this award, I love the skunk, made me smile,
Will pass it on when time permits,
Sandy "

Friday, July 15, 2011

You're the Best

Hello, welcome to my blog today - thanks to those who've sent messages about my back and I've rested it today and it is nearly back to normal. Just a few twinges!
I have a new nestie, so have tried it out tonight on this card. It is a bit fiddly to cut, I have to put it through the cuttlebug twice and turn it around each time to get the right pressure on all sides otherwise it only cuts two sides out.
I've used a choc chip basecard and creamy caramel for the die cut and white for the stamped image, The image is another one that I stamped off a friend's stamp and have had sitting here for a while waiting to be coloured and mounted onto a card. I coloured the bear with Crushed Curry and Creamy Caramel and real red for the bow. I used several Marvy Markers to colour the flowers, bird, worm, etc. The sentiment is from Kaszazz and I used the window punch and the label punch (sorry can't remember what it's called). I've entered this into the Scrapalicious challenge in which you need to use a bear image. Thanks for letting me know Jacki.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have had a great day,
Take care,
P.S. I was picked in the top 3 for the Scrapalicious Challenge. Thanks so much!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Two more for Judy

Hi everyone, thanks again to those who are leaving comments, and to those who are popping in and just looking it would be nice to "meet" you. My DIL came this afternoon and picked the girls up and I got to have a lovely cuddle with my new grandson - he's so cute but then I'm a biased "Mama"
My back is still sore but improving, I probably shouldn't have been moving my craft crates into and out of the car, but I managed, and I suppose I will see if it is okay tomorrow.
So, thought I would share another two cards I have made for my friend Judy to sell at her school fete. I've used the same sheet of DSP and made one into a wedding card by adding a stamped bride and groom image and the other I added 3 different stamped presents and it could be used as a birthday, engagement, anniversary or a wedding card I suppose.
I love the paper, it is modern and funky!
Here are the cards,
Take care,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You Make Me Smile

Hello to all those who are popping in today, nice to "see you" Welcome to new follower Judie. I woke up this morning after a very restless night and have had a couple more pain killers and am feeling a bit better and able to move a bit more too. Still not good bending etc so not that great having to change nappies and get the girls dressed! Amelia is 6 1/2 so is quite capable of organizing herself and is a help to me as well.
Anyhow, I wanted to share another card I've made and this one is going into the Less Is More Challenge as my second entry. The theme is "Legs"
It's stamped on Very Vanilla with SU ink Close to Cocoa and the sentiment is inked with Cherry Cobbler, image is coloured with SU inks and Marvy Markers. I thought it was a bit plain so added the little corner swirl and a piece of bling for the flower centre. I may post again later tonight if I feel up to making anything else,
Take care,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Best wishes

Hello, I've got my two granddaughters staying for 2 nights and I'm not sure what I've done but I'm in a lot of pain in my hip/lower back. I do hope it improves by tomorrow or I'm not sure what I will do.
Anyway, I had a friend over earlier today and we played around with our cardmaking. I made one card, which I will be entering into Make It Monday Linky Party. It's on a chocolate chip basecard, and I've stamped the image on Very Vanilla and mounted onto a DSP from SU and then onto another piece of Very Vanilla, I added some lace and 3 flowers with bling in the centre,
So here it is, I've just got to go and lie down and get some sleep - LOL I'm posting this standing up!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thank Ewe

Hello again, you guessed it LOL another cold day here in wintry Adelaide. I've been doing a bit of furniture moving in my family room. My daughter came over after work and found me shoving furniture from one spot to another. My son and his girlfriend had come over shortly before her, so we used his muscles as well to move the couch to one spot and then back again and then finally we moved it out of the room altogether and into his recently vacated bedroom! Rachel did a bit of paid cleaning for me to help her whilst she is studying, hopefully she can get some agency work until she gets her age care certificate and then she should be able to get some work in a nursing home. Anyway, I managed to get a bit of crafting done and came up with this CAS card for the Less is More Challenge - the theme being "legs" I've used a cardstock that changes colour from one end to the other, this one is a light brown which fades to a very pale brown and then back again to the darker colour. I've stamped in SU Close to Cocoa and used a silver pen to highlight the dotted swirls on the sheep. I gave him a little black bling to highlight his nose and coloured the ribbon around his neck. I also added a little bling where there was a dot between the words and coloured the little heart in red. I've used a sheet of rusty background just for scanning purposes as the lighter edges of the card don't show up well.
Well off to do a bit more tidying in the back room, thanks for stopping by,
Oh, by the way for those who wanted to know, the giraffe from yesterday's post was stamped ages ago onto cardstock, I coloured it yesterday and then cut it out and adhered it to the designer paper which already featured the leaves on it, no extra stamping.
Take care,

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Giraffe Birthday Wishes

Hi, I'm a bit late tonight, hope you've all had a fantastic weekend. It's been cold again today and some heavy rain tonight. Been playing around with this image which I stamped ages ago when I borrowed this stamp from a friend. I was going to enter it into the Less is More Challenge, but have just realised that it had to be one layer. I'm going to enter this in the next Make it Monday Linky Party
I've used Peach Parfait cardstock for the basecard, some paper from stash and this leggy giraffe image which I've coloured with Marvy Markers, hope the scan doesn't make it look too bad, as it looks okay in real life.
Thanks to all of you who have been popping in and leaving comments. They are much appreciated,
Take care,

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Hi, an early post today as I have to go out into the cold, cold night to a house warming for my youngest son and his partner. Just have to make the salad and sort out some heavy duty warm clothes as he is having a pig on a spit so will probably be standing around outside and believe me it is COLD!!
So here is my post for today, I did make it for my friend Judy to sell at the school fete, but may have to make another one for her as my oldest daughter likes Audrey Hepburn and this is why I bought this stamp and her birthday is coming up in August.
The DSP was from Judy's stash - The base card is pink, which doesn't show that well in the scan, the image was stamped on white cardstock and then coloured with copic markers - The bright pink cardstock is from my stash and inked with a Marvy Marker. I cut around the image leaving a small amount of white because I thought it would blend into the background too much, I think it turned out okay.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fairy in Pink

Greetings from freezing Adelaide, another wet day! I had craft this morning and had to dodge the puddles trying to get my craft gear out of the boot of the car and then again to pack it back in. I came home for lunch and pottered around a bit before deciding I had better go and grab some wood from the pile and put near the front door for tonight. I just started doing that when it decided to bucket down and I got fairly wet - also had to dodge the yucky huntsman spider that was hiding in the wood.
One of my friends, Jane and her sister-in-law came and picked me up and we went to see the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie - we all enjoyed it.
Back home, sorted the fire out and then thought I had better make a card. This one has no stamping as I am entering it into the Unstampabelles Challenge which can be anything but you can only use stamps for the sentiment if necessary.
I'm also entering this into the Lollipop Ladies Challenge as well. The theme for this has fairy floss for the inspiration of the card with the added extra - the use of fibres. I decided to take the term literally and use a fairy and the paper reminds me of the sugar being spun around the machine and turning into the fairy floss.
I've used a pink DSP paper with swirls and it has a bit of a distressed look, matted it onto a pale pink, added a pink heart shaped eyelet and threaded through this pastel coloured knitting thread called "Feathers", I added a 3D fairy with a pink dress and the sentiment is a sticker as are the 3 little hearts at the bottom of the card, Hoping this meets the criteria for both challenges,
Thanks for stopping by today,
Take care,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Watering Can

Hello, welcome to my blog today. I've been out crafting today with a couple of friends and played around again with the image I used on yesterday's post for the Less is More Challenge and also made another card to enter, using a stamp with a watering can, flowers and a butterfly, I've stamped on blue card again and used 3 different shades of blue in the stamping and a touch of green for the leaves, I also stamped the butterfly out on white and mounted over the original to make it stand out a bit more, I adhered blue gems down the body as well, Hope this one is acceptable for the Challenge, I'm not entering the other bird one, but I'm adding it to this post so you can see the difference. I stamped directly onto the white and tried not to get any of the background words of the image as I just wanted the frame, flowers and bird. The image is inked with (Marvy Markers), Ice Blue, then I sponged around it using Blue Grey and the sentiment is inked with Oriental Blue. I put a darker coloured paper behind it for scanning purposes only. The sponging has not shown well in the scan, sorry about that.
It's been quite cold here today, rain again! so the wood fire is on again in the family room and that's where I'm heading after finishing this post as it's freezing in this room, LOL, I should have put my coat on!
Okay, I was desperate took a break and fetched my coat to wear, I'm feeling much better!
Hope you are keeping warm or cool depending where you are,
Take care,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flower framed bird

Hi everyone, a bit tired tonight as I've had a bad headache this afternoon, had a sleep for a while but didn't really clear it up, so off to bed soon. Hope you have had a better day and warmer weather LOL, it's been a miserable day here, drab, windy and very wet!
I've finally got around to doing something for the Less is More Challenge, which is a Blue theme this week. My brain just didn't want to get into gear so I'm not entirely happy with this card. I stamped this image out onto white card stock in Pacific Point Ink (SU) and it is a square image with a word background, I first cut just the inside of the circle out and then decided it was too big so cut the entire background off and then mounted it onto a SU DSP background and then onto the blue base card, I embossed a couple of lines down the LH edge stamped the greeting in a dark blue ink and added some pale blue pearls. Hope it meets the criteria for the challenge.
Take care and thanks for stopping by my blog today, it's great to read the comments that are left too!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Possum on Branch

Hi all, a quick post to share the card I've made tonight.
It's an image by Kaszazz, stamped in Close to Cocoa and coloured with the same ink, and it's stamped on vanilla card. It's mounted on a piece of Choc Chip cardstock and I've used a corner trimmer on both the image and matte. A piece of green DSP with vanilla dots and then onto a Choc Chip basecard. The sentiment is also from SU and the image was inked with a Marvy Marker,
Thanks for stopping by today,
Take care,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Birthdays are the Best

Hi again, a mild day here in Adelaide and more rain on and off during the day.
Welcome to new followers and thanks for all the wonderful comments that are being left for me.
I had my daughter over this afternoon to do a bit of housecleaning for me to make some money as she is doing an aged care course and is currently doing a two week stint in a Nursing home but she came dowm with tonsilitis and couldn't go in to work. She can't get any government assistance because it is not full time study and I can do with some help around home as I am out at craft sessions most days and choir rehearsals a couple of evenings. We attacked my room and pulled everything out of the wardrobes and drawers and got rid of quite a few bags of clothes, but I still have too many, She would ask and I would say "Keep It" so will probably have to go through again and cull some more. I was pretty good and did get rid of several of my well loved clothes, LOL, even some of my purple stuff which my wardrobe is mainly made up of!
Getting on to crafting, here is my card for today's post.
I've used the image called "Marci" from La-La Land Crafts - its a cling based rubber stamp. I've coloured her with Copics of which I only have very few colours so have used the same colour to create light and shade. The scanner always seems to pick up the imperfections, it looks a bit better sitting here in front of me. The sentiment is from an SU stamp set and I think the paper could be SU as well, not positive.
Well, hope the rest of your day/night is a good one
So take care,

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Hello, hope you've all had a wonderful weekend. Welcome to my blog if you are visiting today. I've made another card, using a vintage lady which is part of a See-D's stamp set. It's on a choc chip base card with a bright pink border-punched edge and some DSP from my stash, She's been stamped on a cream card and coloured with a water brush picking up the ink from a Marvy Marker. I used Copics to colour her skin. I found this cute little flower lace in my stash too, so added that for a bit of extra interest. If you're a regular you know I don't tend to do a lot of embellishment.
I'm going to enter this in the Make It Monday Linky Party tomorrow.
Anyway, hope you find something to interest you here,
Take care,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cards for my friend

It's late here and we've had lots of rain today. I've been to my friend Judy's house for craft today. She works at a school, in charge of the canteen. She decided to put her hand up to organize the craft stall for their fete in October, so we have been making cards for her to sell. I made 5 this afternoon, but can't share any of them as they are at her house. I came home and have made another 2 which I will add to this post. We wanted quick cards, so have made more scrapbook style cards and also some simple stamped cards. These two came from the same scrapbook paper which had this cute pocket in one corner. I've incorporated that into the design of the card by making a slit in the top and adding a piece of vanilla cardstock with the words "Because I care" and a sentiment down the bottom and also a punched flower. The next one uses the same paper but sponged with Mellow Moss and I've used elements from 3 different SU stamp sets to embellish it, both card bases are vanilla which doesn't show well here and I forgot to put something under them before scanning.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are all enjoying your weekend,
Take care,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Vintage Bride

Hi everyone, it's been a lovely winter's day today with the sun shining. We did have some rain tonight and it's forecast for the next 7 days. I bought this stamp on e-bay recently and it is an unmounted one. It came with a sticky substance spread unevenly over the back and it wouldn't stamp properly - I decided to mount it on cling back foam and that didn't work, so pulled that off but it had made the back of the stamp horribly sticky and I couldn't use it, tried to get the glue off with several things but ended up with such a mess, I thought I would just have to throw the stamp away! Anyway put it back in the plastic it came in and left it for several days, well got it out today and had another look at it and gave it a prod with my finger and it looked like it would come off. It did, but I think maybe I've worn away my fingertips doing it. It's now back on the foam and has stamped reasonably well. So... here is what I did with it.
It's stamped in SU Basic Grey on SU Very Vanilla, I cut around the frame and mounted it onto another piece of the same colour to give it some depth and then again on another piece of Very Vanilla, which I stamped this small decorative spray in first and second generation images with Mellow Moss ink, The little stamp is from SU set "Easter Blossoms" and then everything was mounted on to a grey base card which I think links in quite well with the image. I made the flowers using my punches and put tiny pearls in the middle of them, I decided it didn't need a sentiment and will add something inside at a later date,
Well, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me comments again, it is much appreciated and I love reading what you have to say.
I'm also adding this to Make It Monday Linky Party #44 starting July 4th
Take care,
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