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Friday, September 30, 2011

Vintage golf

Well, it's still raining, that's 3 days in a row, it hailed this morning just before 8 a.m. and when I went outside there was a big drift of hail at the back of the house, it was still there 3 hours later when I looked and it had been raining all that time so I am surprised it didn't melt away! I've never seen hail like that here before! Had a quiet day at home and went out late to the shops to get a few groceries as it is a long weekend here although the shops are probably open tomorrow but not on Monday which is the public holiday.
My card for today is for the challenge over at Cards for Men - Challenge 20 which is sports.
I've chosen a vintage image of a man and woman sitting down with their golf clubs, I stamped onto Naturals Ivy by SU with choc chip ink and then coloured with Copics, I've used a Nestie label die to cut both the ivory and the Certainly Celery (SU) - the sentiment is from TPC Studio - Playful Expressions. I also used a golf bag stamp from a retired SU set called "The Back Nine" and I sponged the edges of the card with Choc Chip ink.
Well, hope you are all looking forward to the weekend, thanks for stopping by today.
Take Care,

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Embossed Birthday

Welcome to my blog today, hope you enjoy your visit and if you are stopping by for the first time, I hope you leave a comment and come again.
It's still been raining today, but we did have a bit of sunshine. My husband and I had to go to the accountants today to get our tax sorted out and lodged and then I had craft group with friends this afternoon, I missed going to Shirley's on Sunday, but got her cards and made them up today, so didn't do anything of my own. I have come up with this one that I made a little while ago and hadn't posted, so here it is;
It's on a white basecard, ( coloured backing for scanning only), a navy matte and then an embossed white piece with brads in each corner.It is a cuttlebug folder, the Happy Birthday one, but it is not showing up very well in the scan. The image was stamped onto a white oval diecut and then I sponged the edges with Brilliant Blue ink and mounted it onto a navy oval. I finished it off with a blue and white gingham ribbon,
I would like to enter this into;
Party Time Tuesday PTT#35 which is Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, catch you all later,
Take Care,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From the Heart

hi all, a quick post as we have been out for tea with friends - hope you have all had a lovely day. Ours started off with rain during the night and heavy rain this morning, some sunshine and then a thunder storm this afternoon and it's still raining now.
My card for today was made for the Less Is More Challenge Week 34, which is a sketch and also CAS card.
So... I've used SU Naturals Ivory basecard, the image is from Penny Black "Toadily Happy" clear stamp set and is stamped in Choc Chip ink, the sentiment is from SU and is stamped in real red, I coloured the image with Copics. I had to put a coloured piece of paper behind the card to scan it otherwise the edges of the card don't show up!
Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments,
Welcome also to two new followers, hope you come back from time to time.
Take Care,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just Married

Well it's been a lovely day today, had a craft session with Shirley and made 3 lovely cards, after lunch I washed about 4 loads of towels and clothes, it was good to catch up with the laundry and get it folded and put away too.
After tea, I had choir practise which ran a bit late so got home about 10.45p.m. so now I am going to get this post done and get off to bed.
There is no stamping on this one at all and I had to put a piece of paper behind it to show the edges of the card as the basecard is a pale blue and wasn't showing up well in the scan. I've used a piece of textured card and pricked a stitching pattern and used gold and pink metallic threads to stitch it, I added a little gold heart sticker in the middle of one of the hearts. The image is 3D and I added gold corner stickers on the bottom half.
I would like to enter this into: Southern Girls Challenge 28 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #56 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day,
Take Care.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Hi everyone, hope you have enjoyed your day - it's been quite pleasant here, Actually got 5 loads of washing done. Adrian went up to our daughter's and mowed the lawn and pulled weeds and then home and finished off mowing the front lawn and the median strip as well. I went out for a little while today with our other daughter to look in some op shops, she's unemployed at the moment and has a wedding to go to and needs a dress so she is looking at some secondhand things but we didn't find anything worth buying. LOL, she did buy an old chair that didn't have a cushion for 50c and I bought a plastic cup with a handle for the same amount. I've been giving my youngest granddaughter hot chocolate and we only have plain plastic cups - this one looks like a grown ups!
Well, time is certainly marching on so I will stop waffling and share my card for today. I decided on a Christmas card.
The basecard is Elegant Eggplant by SU - DSP's are from stash, I used one for the punched circle. The image and sentiment are from SU "Tidings of Joy" I inked the sentiment with Brilliant Blue and also sponged around the edge, I used a EK success punch. The image was inked in Basic Grey and coloured with copics
I would like to enter this into:
Paper Sundaes #88 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #56 - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #32 - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge, use dies and or punches.
Hope my card meets the criteria for these challenges,
Take Care,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cupcake Phillip

Hi everyone, it was a reasonable day today with a bit of warmth but cold again tonight. We had two daughters and two sons and most of their respective partners over for a meal tonight, Roast pork and roast vegies as well. They all went home about an hour and a half ago so I've had a bit of quiet time to make today's card,
The image is Cupcake Phillip from CC stamps, I used copics to colour the image and a white gel pen to add dots to the cupcake icing. Basecard is a fairly bright orange and I've used green cardstock and a teal cardstock and two DSP's, one is from My Mind's Eye but the other is from some papers I was given recently by the co-ordinator of the craft group where I teach. The sentiment is from a birthday greetings set from See-D's.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
The Poodles Parlour - tea, coffee or cupcakes.
Make It Monday challenge #56 - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #32 - Anything goes
Hope you all had a fantastic week
Thanks so much for dropping by and for comments left,

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Enjoy the Moment

Hi, another late post, just finished this one. My youngest daughter came over and we went to a 8.30 p.m. session at the cinema. We saw the movie "The Help" it was funny and serious as well. A good film.
I borrowed a blood sugar testing machine from my Mum so I could start to keep track of my sugar levels. I have to get my own but need to get a letter from the doctor and also join the Diabetes Association. I'm pleased to say my reading was 5.5 and when I was diagnosed about 5 weeks ago it was 16.1. I must be doing something right although I am taking tablets too. Have changed only a couple of things in my diet, so hopefully I can keep it under control.
Well enough about that and onto sharing the card I made tonight. The basecard is Not Quite Navy from SU, white and green card from stash and wasn't quite sure what sentiment to put with this image but chose "Enjoy the Moment". The image was another e-bay find which I thought was an interesting one, he looks a bit surprised at something he's read in the paper. I've coloured him with Copic Markers.
I would like to enter this into:
Stamp with fun challenge 129 - which is Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - challenge 50.
The Poodles Parlour - the theme is Tea Time, anything tea, coffee or cake,
Off to get some sleep, hope you are all having a great weekend,
Take Care,

Friday, September 23, 2011

With Love & Caring

Hi, well another week over and the start of hopefully a relaxing weekend, No craft with my friends tomorrow as Judy is busy - in fact we may not have craft for several weeks as she is off to Bali soon for a holiday. We were all moaning about withdrawals last week,
It has been another blustery, overcast day today, not a lot of sunshine. I went out to a craft group this morning, stopped in at the local shops to look for a black 3/4 sleeve top. It wasn't easy to find one, I had to go to 4 shops before I found a top - it was the only style in the shop and there were only 4 left, I tried on two sizes and decided on the smaller size. Luckily, I actually like it too! The top is to wear in a choir concert next month, I'm hoping it will not be too hot by then, we usually wear a white blouse and black skirt which are all the same. This time they wanted us to wear the black 3/4 sleeve top and black trousers and luckily they don't all have to be the same, it would be a nightmare trying to get so many of the same product because all the spring season clothing is out now.
The card I made for today is a Sympathy card as I don't make very many of them and I thought it would be good to have a couple in my card stash.
The basecard is SU Elegant Eggplant (I think) DSP is from Rosie's Papers - mini stack
The image was pricked and stitched (paper embroidery technique) and I coloured the hands with Copics. The sentiment and butterfly are from the same set made by SU, I coloured the butterfly with a copic marker, I corner punched the white piece of card and matted it onto bluecard stock. I cut the sentiment out with the wide oval punch and finished it off with faux stitching using a Marvy Marker,
I would like to enter this into Flutter By Wednesday #172 Challenge which is "Anything goes", must include a butterfly, fairy or angel.
Well, off to finish watching CSI Miami and then bed,
Thanks for stopping by today and I've enjoyed reading all the lovely comments left for me,
Welcome also to new follower, Amy, hope you pop in from time to time.
Take Care,

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Your Birthday

We've had such a blustery day today, real hay-fever weather. My eldest daughter came over, she took one of her dogs to the shop at the top of our street for a "haircut". He was quite a shaggy looking Westie and now LOL, he has been shorn quite short. Looks a different dog! My dog and my son's dog (who lives here too) went off to the vets to have their yearly injection and heartworm treatment. A costly day. So I topped it off for them when we got home by giving them their flea treatment and worm tablets.
I went off in the afternoon to my craft group and just coloured images mainly and fiddled with a card for teaching class next Wednesday.
Out to the hotel for tea with friends Joyce and Doug and our no 2 son. We dropped him off home and my OH stayed with him while I called in to another friends to give her a stamp order that I picked up for her. Then back to my son's to get my husband, we stayed for a coffee and caught up with no 1 son and granddaughter who had come down to pick up a bicycle from a nearby shop.
Eventually got home, watched "Law & Order" and made my card for today.
It's on a pink basecard (SU stock), the image was stamped in Basic Grey onto a white diecut circle and coloured with copics, I adhered it to a dark green textured diecut (Nellie Snellen, I think) I added some bright pink ribbon and punched 3 balloons out and coloured them to match the ones in the image. The sentiment is from Kaszazz.
I would like to enter this into the Come and Get it Sketch Challenge
I hope it meets the criteria.
Well thanks for stopping by and for all your fabulous comments
Hope you are having or have had a wonderful day.
Take care,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fabulous Darling!

Hi everyone, a reasonably quiet day, was out to craft this morning where I teach and spent the morning showing a lady how to make a fairly simple card. She decided to make two at once and ended up not finishing either, she had one disaster with her stamping as she rocked the stamp when she inked it and didn't check to see if there was any ink on the edges. So a quick flurry at the end of class to cut another couple of pieces to the right size, use the border punch and restamp. So... she will have to finish it off next week, last day of term. We follow school terms so will have two weeks of no classes. Managed to do a few loads of washing that mostly dried on the line - made pork, tomato, capsicum and onion kebabs for tea and watched Criminal Minds and made a card. I had to mount the set of stamps onto cling foam first. Love this new set of ladies.
My basecard is real red (SU) and DSP is from My Mind's Eye - I used this on a post a couple of days ago and trying to use it up, once you cut a sheet it seems to multiply into lots of small pieces and take over the house LOL!
I stamped the lady onto a pale yellow nestie and then trimmed one side. I restamped onto white card, coloured her with Copics and fussy cut her out and mounted over the oringal image, I added the sentiment which comes from the same set, inked in SU Real Red onto a blue card and punched out, finished off with 3 red bling.
It's not what I envisioned, I think the pale yellow card threw me and it took quite a while to decide what to use, anyway it's done now, but I'm still not quite sure about it.
I would like to enter this into Anything Goes Challenge Blog, Challenge 50
Well, it's late again here, hubby is already asleep in bed, so goodnight from me,
Thanks for stopping by today
Take care,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I thought Spring had Sprung, but we had another windy and wet day. The sun tried it's hardest at times to shine through and there was a bit of warmth, but the wood fire went back on tonight - not roaring away but just enough to be comfortable.
I had another fun day with Shirley at craft this morning and made 3 really lovely cards. Shirley and Doug are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their daughter Michelle (from the fab Make It Monday Blog Fame!!) and her family who are on their way for a visit from Queensland.
My hubby came home from working interstate, this time for good as when he went back a couple of weeks ago he couldn't find any work, so has sold up his truck and motorbike that he had there and hopped on the plane and hopefully he will be able to find a job back here. Just his luck, the airline he travelled with had strikes in all the capital cities so his plane was delayed about an hour, some flights were cancelled so it was just as well we chose a later flight instead of the first one of the day as I think that would have been a cancelled one.
My card for today is a basecard of SU Early Espresso, DSP from My Mind's Eye, I've sponged the edges of a heart shaped doily with "Close To Cocoa" SU ink and my image is from another fab e-bay find with no maker's name as it came as a loose cling mounted rubber stamp. I've coloured her with Copics and added a piece of sheer brown ribbon which came in my prize from sponsor Kelly of the Unstampabelles Challenge I won last month, Thanks for the goodies Kelly they arrived today and I put the ribbon to work straight away! I stamped "adorable" in Basic Grey in the Right Hand corner to finish my card off,
I am going to enter this into Make It Monday Challenge #55.
and also into Card Cupids challenge #37 which is Anything goes
Thanks so much for stopping by today - hope you have found some time to be crafty today,
Take care,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Old Car

It's wet and windy here tonight, it started early evening after a very windy, partly overcast day. I've had a reasonably quiet day, just doing some housework and a bit of crafting too. My daughter popped in for a short while with her dogs and then left them here while she went to the gym. She forgot her gym pants so wasn't away long as she couldn't exercise in her jeans. She picked up the dogs and went home. No 2 son called in to pick up a couple of the leftover sicillian creams so I won't be tempted to eat them! Too much sugar for me. I caught up with a few blogs today too so that was good, I enjoyed seeing other people's creations.
I'm going to get an early night (for me anyway) so onto my card.
I made this one to enter Challenge 19 - Anything but square at Cards for Men
I thought I might enter it into Make It Monday #55 as well.
I've used the topnote die and cut out a card in lilac, the DSP is from My Mind's Eye and all the images and the sentiment are from Tim Holtz. I inked them in SU Chocolate Chip. I shortened the length of the stamped hands and added a brad and popped the clock on with foam dots. All the other elements were stuck on flat and the sentiment was stamped straight onto the DSP. I also added the words "Just for You" into the ticket, LOL, it just fits!
The scan seems to have cut the little points off the sides of the card, it adjusts automatically so sorry about that, the white bit is also just something the scan has shown up, I don't know why it just can't scan what is there!!
Well, my bed is calling so I'll wish you a good day or evening and catch you tomorrow,
Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you find something here to interest you.
Take Care,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wish Big

Hi all - well what a debacle!- I made just over 4 dozen sicillian creams last night and starting putting them in containers so I could get up early this morning to split them and brush with orange juice and put the cream in them. (this is about 2.15 a.m.!!!) and I knocked the cake rack and sent about half of them onto the flour. I had enough flour left to make one more batch, I put the oven on high, made them, stuck them in and went away for the 15 mins letting them cook and more disaster! you guessed it I forgot to turn the oven back to the correct temp for cooking and they burnt to a crisp (now it's 3 a.m. and I am exhausted) Anyway, got up early (after about 3 1/2 hours sleep) and whipped the cream and started finishing the ones I did have in containers and my youngest son turned up, ate one of them and then rang his brother to see if he had flour so I could make more, the shops didn't open until 11 a.m. I was supposed to be at church at 9.30 (I didn't make it!) He ended up buying flour from the petrol station and I made another two batches. Delivered them into town at 12.45. I parked on the other side of the uni and had to navigate all the steep stairs snaking in and around the uni to find where I had to be.
So, I've had a sleep which for me doesn't help as I usually get a headache if I sleep through the day. Anyway, that's the end of that bit of catering until the next time in about 3 months. It's a good fundraiser for the choir - they usually make about $3,000 each time and as members of the choir donate, it is pure profit.
Well I hope your day has been better spent than mine!
Well onto my card for today,
The basecard is sky blue, DSP is from Inque boutique mini papers, sentiment is from SU Warm Words, and the diecuts were made using a Nellie Snellen die, and my image is another Magnolia stamp. I had to put a coloured piece of paper behind the card to scan as the edges didn't show up. Hey, I just realised I seem to be on a roll of using little girls that are sitting down - check out the last 3 posts.
I'm entering this into the Craft Your Days Away Challenge #29 which the theme is Pink, Brown & Blue. I'm also entering in Make It Monday Challenge #55 which is Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and many thanks for the comments
Take Care,

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dreaming of butterflies

Hi everyone, just a quick post as I have to do a bit of baking before bed for a choir fundraiser tomorrow. I left it a bit late as was busy watching a film on tv and oops the time has flown past.
So without further ado, here is my card,
The basecard is Certainly Celery, and I've used purple and red card on top, a yellow Nellie Snellen Die cut and also another Nellie diecut in orange for the corner, I've stamped this little magnolia girl and coloured her with Copics - added 3 little butterflies which I then restamped so I could paper piece them and added some pale orange bling. The ribbon is green and white gingham and from stash.
I would like to enter this into the Lollipop Ladies Challenge #29 which features Everlasting Gobstoppers as the challenge theme, so the colours I've used are from the lolly colours
I would also like to enter this into the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge 171
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Girl with Kitten

Hi everyone, hope you have had a good day today, we had sunshine again today and tomorrow is going to be about 27C - Spring has finally Sprung LOL. I was out tonight to sing in an inductment service for a new minister at a friend's church. They have a very small choir of about 3 or 4 people so he asked myself and a few other friends to come along and help out. Finally got my mojo going and came up with this card.
Basecard is Certainly Celery, SU, blue card from stash, paper from Rosie's Studio, ribbon from stash also.
I stamped the image (Sara Kay) onto white card and coloured with Copics I then trimmed it by cutting the sides in and then cutting around the legs. I mounted it onto cream card which I distressed. I popped the whole piece up with foam dots and added the sentiment which is from Kaszazz.
I would like to enter this into:
Creatalicious Challenges#26 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge challenge 2 - Anything goes
and also Cute Card Thursday challenge 182 - Anything goes
Hope my card meets the criteria for these challenges,
Sorry the scan is a bit off centre!
Wishing you all a great weekend and thanks for stopping by and especially to those who leave comments on my cards, they are greatly appreciated,
Take care,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Flowers and Swirls

Hi everyone, late tonight. I've been out to choir practise and came home and organized my granddaughter for bed, read her a story and then lay down with her for a few minutes - she usually is asleep within 10 minutes at the most, sometimes it's tempting to stay there and drift off too, LOL.
So... here is my card for today. It is on a basecard of Early Espresso (SU) - paper is from Rosie's Studio A5 pack called "The Garden". I cut two Nestie shapes one in white and the other Early Espresso, I stamped the image (Personal Impressions, Beryl Peters Collection) in Basic Grey and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from SU set "Clearly for You" I added some flowers from stash with some clear bling in the middle and also cut a swirl in "Certainly Celery"
I would like to enter this into the Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge 49 Vintage/Shabby Chic. I hope it meets the criteria for this challenge.
I an also entering it into Make It Monday Linky Party #54 which is Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by, love to read your comments.
Take Care,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your day. We've had sunshine today which has been nice. My granddaughter is staying with me again for a few days and came to choir practise with me tonight. We took a colouring book and some pencils and her little soft unicorn toy and she sat on the floor next to me and didn't make a peep. She is usually good like that when she comes with me. It surprises people.
Anyway, today's card is on a Certainly Celery (SU) basecard with some striped DSP from stash and a piece of black card, both of these I used a border punch. The image was stamped, coloured with copics and I stamped again onto DSP and cut out the dresses and adhered over the image. I then cut a large circle and adhered the "girls" onto this. The background is a large black square with 4 DSP sqaures mounted on it leaving a space between them. The sentiment "Giggle" is from a retired SU set and inked with Basic Grey.
Well want to get this posted before midnight, so thanks again for stopping by,
Take care,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Giraffes at Sunset

Hello again, have been out at choir practise tonight and came home to work out a card for Less is More Challenge - Week 32 "Seeing Double" It needs to be a one layer card as well.
This is what I've made using the giraffe image from SU "Zoo Review" I stamped the image onto glossy white card using Basic Grey Ink and also onto paper to make a mask so I could stamp the second image over the first one. I then punched out a circle in a scrap piece of paper and placed over the image (with the mask then over the second giraffe) and sponged SU "Daffodil Yellow" and "Pumpkin Pie" to make a sun behind the giraffe. The greeting is also from SU and inked in Basic Grey as well. I decided not to add any colour to the image. I tried scanning it with some coloured paper behind but it makes the image look fuzzy so sorry you can't see the edges of the card well, but the image looks better.
Hope this meets all the criteria for the challenge,
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bird Cage

Hello again, I took my car in to be repaired today and they told me it would be ready in 3 days. I was hoping that maybe it would be ready in two but they rang me this afternoon and said it was all done and I could pick it up. Yeah! The insurance company provided a taxi to drop me home this morning and then come and get me to go back to pick it up. That was great as it meant I didn't have to trouble anyone to give me a lift. The repair place was about 30 mins away and the roads were quite busy, glad I didn't have to pay for the taxi as it would have cost at least $30 or more one way!
Anyway the car looks good with its new bumper, no more dent and crack!
The card I want to share today is made with a bird cage die cut from my friend Shirley, she gave it to me a while back and I have been thinking about how to use it.
This is what I came up with.
The basecard is brown and is from my stash, the DSP is from a pack of mini papers, I think it was Crea8tiv. I used a new set of stamps from SU called "Language of Friendship" and punched it out with the bird punch from SU. It left a white edge around it, so I ended up cutting that off by hand. The flowers were made from scraps of the DSP. I rolled two with the pattern on the inside and one with it on the outside. I cut the leaves with a die. The greeting is also from SU, I finished it off with a ribbon and some bling.
I'm going to enter this one into Make It Monday Linky Party #54 - theme is anything goes.
And also Challenge 1 at a new challenge blog, Crafting When We Can, the theme is anything goes
Thanks for stopping by and all the wonderful comments too,
Take Care,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In the Meadow

Hello everyone, isn't time passing quickly. Another week just about to start! I feel like this year has just sped past. Well it was another cold day with more rain, looking forward to a bit of Spring sunshine though.
Went to Shirley's today. My friend Jane wasn't well so was just me and Shirley and of course Doug and the dog. Made 3 lovely cards, a fun time. Thanks, Shirley.
My daughter, Katie, took me out for a meal tonight as a thankyou for all the times I look after her two dogs. We went to an Indian Restaurant and had Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala and rice. We also had a couple of entrees and Naan bread and to top it off dessert. It was sort of like dumplings cooked in syrup and served with a very tiny scoop of icecream. Katie ate mine as it was way too sweet for me to have - trying to be good about this Diabetes business. Luckily, they only served one each so she wasn't making a huge sacrifice eating my share.
So, onto my card for today..... The basecard is SU Creamy Caramel, DSP from stash, a white nestie and a maroon one. I stamped the image onto white card, coloured with Copic Markers and mounted onto the DSP and cut out a large circle with my punch. I added a sentiment from an old retired SU set which I think is called "Happy Everything" I did some faux stitching around the edge as well. Did a strip with a Martha Stewart border punch which cuts both sides at once, just fabulous, LOL. and Voila, there you have it.
I am going to enter this in tomorrow's Make It Monday Linky Party#54
Thanks for stopping by and catch you tomorrow.
Take care,

Saturday, September 10, 2011

China Cup

It's me again, hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I normally meet up with friends to craft on Saturdays but Judy is away and as we meet at her house we had to call our get together off. Instead I ended up having to go to a 2 hour rehearsal to learn Cole Porter music for a concert next month. It was just for the sopranos (that's me) and the altos. Will see on Tuesday night if it helped us when the whole choir practise. I still had my granddaughter here so I dropped her off to stay with my eldest daughter and then picked her up afterwards. When I got home my other daughter was here so we went and had lunch out and then went to the shops for a while. We just made it home in time for my son and DIL and 2 other grandchildren came to pick up Layla. They stayed about an hour. Rachel and I then had a quick snack for tea and went off to see "The Zoo Keeper" It was okay, not as funny as I thought it would be.
So, that's my day, pretty much on the go all day.
Well that brings me to the card I want to share today, you guessed it just put the finishing touches to it and popped it into the scanner.
I've used a black basecard and adhered a white punched piece - Martha Stewart punch - and then a DSP from a mini stack by Cre8tv. ribbon was from stash. I inked the sentiment from Judith in Basic Grey. I cut a deckled oval die cut in white card and stamped the image in Close to Cocoa and coloured with Marvy Markers and the large flower with Copics. The image is from All Night Media.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.
Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Once Upon a Springtime

Hello, welcome to my blog today, also a big welcome to Cheryl, my newest follower. It has been a miserable day here today considering it is Spring! I've had the wood fire going all day as it has been cold, wet and windy. My 3 year old granddaughter is staying overnight and is tucked up in bed and I've been able to watch The Mentalist and CSI. I made this card today for a challenge and now I can't remember which one it was so LOL, I looked around for another one and found the one at Craft Your Days Away Challenge #28 which is "Make your own flowers"
I've used a maroon cardstock for the basecard and added some DSP from stash. The stamp I used is from Hampton Art - graphic 45 and is called "Once Upon a Springtime" I inked it in SU Close to Cocoa and coloured with Marvy Markers. I used a pink nestie to stamp it on. I added a circle charm with two little birds perched in the middle and I attached this with red ribbon. The flowers were made by cutting squares and then rounding off the edges roughly and then cutting into a spiral and rolling. The red ones are card and the white one is from white DSP with pastel feathers. In fact it is a scrap from yesterdays card. I used a die to cut the leaves from green card. Hope this fits the criteria for the swap.
I actually took a photo of this one and uploaded to the computer, but it has taken me ages to try and get it where I wanted it and LOL I don't know how I did it so next time will have to fiddle around again.
Enjoy the rest of your day/evening,
Take care,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Giraffe - Best Wishes

Hi, just a quick post tonight and also a quick card.
This one is for the Unstampabelles Challenge #3 - animal theme with bonus technique, dry embossing.
The basecard is a dark green from stash with a matte of certainly celery from SU and a piece of DSP again from one of my small paper pads. The paper is white with pastel coloured leaves or they could be feathers, not quite sure. The giraffe is a sticker from my stash that I've had probably for at least five years or more! and the greeting is also from stash and is a rub on from One Heart, One Mind. I rubbed the sentiment onto a piece of certainly celery and punched with the wide oval. I adhered the matte and DSP together and then ran it through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder called "Persia"
Thanks for stopping by and also for your wonderful comments,
Take Care,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Marci sitting on the Park Bench

Hello again, hope you have been enjoying your day, thanks for stopping by today.
I headed off for craft this morning and Adrian went to the Royal Show. His last day home for a little while as he flies interstate in the morning. I taught my class how to make the front diamond fold card that I shared last Tuesday on the blog. Went well until we went to do the stamping and I had brought all the stamps except for the main image... well, luckily it took them most of the lesson to measure, score and cut the card out and also the DSP and extra card panels. I've now put the stamp in my basket to it will still be there next Wednesday.
We had two of the boys and one future DIL over for tea tonight. Roast Pork and vegies. They kept bugging me to make Self saucing Choc pudding or Caramel Dumplings for dessert. I said "NO" because I've just been diagnosed with Diabetes and have already had one family function where I made sweets (and ate them, LOL!) so gotta behave myself for the rest of the week.
Onto describing my card for you. The basecard is SU "Certainly Celery" and this lovely DSP which was given to me today in a pile of bits and pieces, so I don't know who made it. The image is Marci from La-La Land Crafts and I masked her and stamped the park bench from C.C. Designs behind her. She was coloured with Copics. I stamped it again and paper pieced her trouser legs, again colouring with the Copics. I used Creamy Caramel Ink to distress the edges of the DSP and also the oval punched sentiment piece. Red and white baker's twine to finish off.
I'm going to enter this into the Lollipop Ladies last Challenge.
Nearly midnight now, so goodnight catch you all tomorrow,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hello Bird

Hello, thanks for stopping by today and also for the lovely comments being left for me to read, they are much appreciated!
I went out to craft today with a friend, we take it in turns to drive so my car was left home and I went with Fran. We had lunch together and then went to a couple of shops in search of a bead container and also some small pads of DSP.
I eventually came home to find my husband had used the car and backed out of our drive and into a parked car opposite! Unfortunately, it belongs to our neighbour and we are not sure whether his car is registered. If it isn't, it should not have been on the road! Anyway, my OH asked him twice and he said he didn't know where the paperwork was, so we have put a claim into our insurance company and given him the details. He will need to contact them and sort out his part of the claim. Adrian goes back interstate for work on Thursday, so I will have to take the car to get repaired - sounds like it might be gone for about 3 days. I will have to try and make arrangements for craft and choir rehearsal.
Oh well, such is Life.
My card today is made on a basecard of SU "Not quite Navy", the DSP is from a pad of Rosie's papers. The image is stamped in Basic Grey onto white cardstock. I fussy cut around the image and layered onto a punched vanilla cardstock circle. The image is from Inkadinkadoo and is called "Hello Bird", the sentiment is from TPC Stucio and is only part of the actual sentiment. I edged both the circle and the sentiment piece with a Prussian Blue Marvy Marker. To finish it off I added 3 bits of bling to the RH corner.
Off to bed soon, so hope your day has been a bit better than mine and will see you again soon.
Take Care,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Best Friends

I'm late again, I've been mucking about on the computer and also watching CSI Miami and have only just finished my card, getting to be quite a habit of mine LOL.
Adrian decided to come with Mum and myself to Wallaroo today. It was a good day for travelling, not too hot and warm enough to walk around when we got there. We had lunch at a hotel and I chose Honey, mustard chicken. It was foul!!! excuse the pun!. It looked disgusting as it was rice and then the chicken mixture just slopped onto the plate, looked like someone had thrown up. Ugh! It was chicken pieces in a very gluggy sauce and it was revolting. I didn't eat it after the first taste and ended up just having salad and a bit of Adrian's meal. He had corned beef and that was okay, also pinched one of Mum's prawn twists and ate only half of that.
We then travelled to another town close by and went to the butcher's and had a quick look around before taking Aunty Nola home. Adrian drove both ways and we got back home around about 4.30 - 5 p.m. I think. It was peak hour traffic anyway, Mum got her car and went home and Adrian took the dogs for a walk. My daughter, Katie, dropped her two dogs off for another overnight stay and my youngest son came over after work to pick up a barbeque. We ended up just having 3 little sausage rolls each for tea, (Mum made them for me and I usually have to hide them from the kids so I can actually get some - I did give Laurie 6 to take home with him)
So now to my card....
The basecard is SU Garden Green, DSP are both from small pads again from the cheap shop. I've had them several years, so it's good to be actually using them up.
The diecut I think is SU but I cut it a while ago and had in a container. The image is from SU set "The Nicest Things" and the sentiment is from SU set "So Happy For You" I've coloured the image with Copic Markers. I also added an scalloped punched edge.
I'm going to enter this into "It's a frame up" challenge over at Sir Stampalot and also Make It Monday Linky Party #53
Also wanted to say welcome to my recent new followers, hope you are able to visit from time to time as I know it is very time consuming trying to catch up on all the blogs.
Thanks for looking and for comments.
Take care,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spring Blossoms

Another day is nearly over. I got up early and finished off making the "Sicillian Creams". We went off to church and then from there to my daughter's for a very late brunch- she rents a place with a few other young women and it has a grass tennis court out the back. Most of the family were out there playing around with a soccer ball and then later they put the net up and "played" tennis. More mucking around going on than any serious games. some of us ended up staying on for tea as well and so we only got home about an hour ago. My hubby had the motorbike race on so I came on the computer for a while and have only just gone back out to finish my card.
The basecard is one of the SU blues, forgot to look at the pack. I layered white card and a DSP from My Mind's Eye on top and then another blue diecut with the image layered onto brown card and then white and popped up with foam dots. The image was stamped in Basic Brown and coloured with Copics.
I used a daisy border punch which cuts just the daisies out, adhered to the DSP and added pale purple pearls on each flower. I decided not to put a sentiment on.
Well that's all from me, off to bed as I'm picking up Mum in the morning and driving a couple of hours out into the country to see her sister (my aunty).
Thankyou again for all those who comment and to all of you who pop in to see what I've made each day. Much appreciated.
Take Care,

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Hi all, it started off warm today and then overcast and in the last couple of hours the rain has come down.
I've had a fairly quiet day. I went with my Mum up to my step-father's grave and gave the plaque a bit of a clean and Mum left some lovely bright flowers. He liked yellow ones and there were several in the bunch. It's Father's Day here tomorrow.
My eldest daughter (she has a little Westie, who is very naughty!) has organized the family to go to her place for brunch. I had to make Sicilian Creams. I've made the biscuit part, just have to split them and fill with cream in the morning. I had coffee with a friend in the afternoon and my daughter and her boyfriend came over to borrow the toaster and my electric knife. We are having bacon and egg toasted sandwiches or something like that!
Well, hope you are all having a relaxing weekend.
My card for today, is on a pink basecard, (SU) a matte of SU Creamy Caramel and 2 different DSP's - one from a small pad I found in a local cheap shop and the other came out of a magazine. I used a punch along the bottom edge. The sentiment is also SU and I used a couple of different diecuts and attached some bling.
The little Westie's coat has been coloured with ink and a blender pen and also Marvy Markers.
Thanks for looking, am off to bed as have to get up early to finish the biscuits off before heading to church. Not sure what we are singing as our choir master is away and we haven't had any practice but we will still be singing something LOL.
Bye for now,

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Kiss for Teddy

Hi everyone, it's been a long day. My DIL and her Mum came this afternoon to get my granddaughter and were going off to the Royal Show - an event that's held every September. My son had asked if my husband and I wanted to go and I was going to stay home. In the end I went and my husband decided not to go as he likes all the events that are held earlier in the day and he would have missed them all. We took the kids to see the baby farm animals when we first got there and then the other grandma and I took the girls to look at the dogs and the fish and birds whilst Lisel fed the baby. So we were late getting back home as we met up with my son who came from work and then had something to eat. We went and bought the kids showbags, which takes time, although their 6 year old had made a list of what she wanted and stuck to it, very unusual for her age! I'm proud of her. Made it much easier and no tantrums about what they could or couldn't have. With two stops for feeding the baby, also time consuming we ended the night with my son and the two girls going on the ferris wheel while we watched and then a short walk back to the cars and home. Glad my back was better or I wouldn't have been able to go.
So, I've just put my card for today together. I did stamp the image and colour it on Thursday so it was just a matter of sorting out a layout and picking papers etc.
The basecard is SU Certainly Celery. I think the DSP is also SU - the buttons were from stash and I had to cut the backs off them, ribbon was also from stash and I've used this cute Sarah Kay stamp and coloured with Copics.
Not sure it is quite what I envisioned, I think I might have rushed it. Oh well, it's done - LOL, I can always rip it all up and start again!!
Thanks for popping by and also for get better wishes.
Take Care,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

You're Dino Mite!

Hi, hope your day has gone well, I've had my granddaughter staying again for a couple of days. I had trouble sleeping last night and every time I turned over, was in lots of pain. I ended up getting up and sitting up for about 1 1/2 hours and then went back to bed about 3 a.m. LOL, I managed to turn over and Layla smacked me in the face. She's only 3 so it didn't hurt very much. Anyway... it's feeling a bit better today and I am hoping for a reasonable sleep!
I went to the shop looking for a magazine a friend bought because it was supposed to have a set of fairy stamps with it. I couldn't find it so I think it might have been an older issue, she didn't get the stamps with hers and she bought it out in the country whilst she was on holiday last week. Well, I found another magazine and it had some freebie dinasaur stamps with it and this is what I have used on my card tonight.
Both the green basecard and the brown card are from SU - the DSP came in the same magazine as the stamps and I added some twine.
Hope you like,
Thanks for stopping by,

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