Sunday, December 26, 2010

~friend to friend~

Hi there! I do hope you have all had a most wonderful Christmas! We certainly did :)

Over at Card Patterns they have a new sketch it is #96

Here is what I came up with:

Stamp, sentiment and ribbon are from stampin' up, kraft cardstock for the base, the pattern paper is some leftover I had in a DT pack from the fabulous Marcia from The Stamp Spot.

Well thats it from me for now... time is precious atm
thanks for stopping in, please leave a comment so I know you've been and then I can come visit you too!
take care xx

Sunday, December 19, 2010

~Challenge 28 @ ECP~

Well I've been so flat out I totally missed Challenge 27... so I'm here to share with you Challenge #28 over at ECP which is a sketch!

And here is what I came up with:

and a close up of my flowers... I used the stampin' up boho punch.

I think this is just about the last Chrissy card I have to make this year :)
Please pop over to ECP and try out this sketch yourself... We would love to see it! Found a colour challenge you want to try out? Why not combine it with this sketch?
Challenge #28 is open until January 6th so there's plenty of time to get creating over the Christmas break.
Take care and stay safe xx

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A new chalenge at ECP!

Over at the ECP challenge blog, Lisa has set the theme of SNOW for this fortnight and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Fairy Dust Crafts! Pop over and check out the creations from me fellow team members and maybe try on the theme for yourself!

I've used a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, some stampin' up and crete paper pattern papers, stampin' up felt flowers and sentiment, a leaf punch i got over at Bizzy Becs online store and curved rectangles and oval nestys.
Also a similar colour combo as in my last post if you have time to take a peek. I'm also entering it over at CPS #193 as I used the sketch as the template for my card.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you all have a fabulous and creative weekend! I'm using tomorrow to try and get a little more organised... wish me luck lol xx

Friday, November 19, 2010

~OTWC meets 2S4Y~

Sad to say it has been more than a week since my last post :( Well what can i say... Life has been busy!
Aimee's birthday is tomorrow! My baby is turning 6! Where does the time go? I decided to combine Kazan's awesome sketch from 2S4Y with the pretty colour combo #33 from Kim at OTWC. Pleased with the result!

The pattern paper, ribbon, felt flowers and sentiment all come from stampin' up.
The leaf punch I got at Bizzy Becs online store, butterfly punch is martha stewart, lables 4 nesty and also some cotton twine from my stash and silver rhinestones are kaisercraft :) oh and my corner rounder.

I've got another card using a very similar colour combo, please pop back tomorrow to see it!
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll leave you with a photo of Aimee and a ladybird, and one of Charlotte after playing out in the paddle pool last week xx

Thursday, November 11, 2010

~2 Cards 2 share~

Good evening to you all out there!
I have two cards to share this evening, the first follows sketch #63 from Get Sketchy, combined with the gorgeous colour combo over at The Stamp Spot November Challenges! I used some festive Basic Grey paper for this one, and a felt flower that comes from stampin' up.

I also did some stitching around the boarder but it hasn't showed up very well, and it wasn't the right kind of thread, it kept breaking while i was sewing... very frustrating lol.

The Second one is inspired by the card sketch also in The Stamp Spot November challenges... I used some funky cosmo cricket paper from the togetherness range for this one... really stepped out of my comfort zone with the colours, and very pleased with the result.

Ok that's it for me, going to cut up some calico and do some sewing this evening, my John is snoozing on the couch, he spent 3 hrs driving to hand therapy today and then 3 hours back again. I had a few errands to run in town, so it's been a busy day all round.

Please check out the challenges I'm entering, they have great prizes up for grabs, so go get crafty!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

~seasons greetings~

Hi! Just a quick post from me this morning, I have a house to clean before John's parents come out to mind our kids so we can go to a neighbours birthday party this evening.

First up I'll share my DT card for the ~RED~ Challenge over at ECP challenge blog this fortnight, and I've used Kazan's fabulous sketch #65. I'm pretty sure this lovely paper is October afternoon, and the sentiment is stampin' up.

Here are some cards for my share over at The Stamp Spot, 3 quick and easy Christmas cards...

That festive paper comes from this crete paper 6x6 paper pad.
OK well I do hope you all enjoy your weekends! Thanks so much for stopping by xx

Thursday, October 28, 2010

~another birthday card~

Here I am to share a birthday card I made following the sketch over at CPS and the colour challenge at Stacey's curtain call.

Not much into halloween here in Australia (although I have noticed it is getting advertised more and more each year) so I made a birthday card, it's always handy to have some spares!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your having a fabulous (and crafty) week! xxx

Saturday, October 23, 2010

~seasons greetings~

Here is another Christmas card in non-traditional colours. I based it on the great sketch over at EBTKS.

Not usually a fan of so much orange but still had the paper on my desk from a previous card.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! xx

~a happy birthday~

I've got a birthday card to share combining a fab sketch from cardabilities and great colour combo at Stacey's curtain call act 52.

Mostly stampin' up products used here today, but that shiny binding is martha stewart brand, found it in a clearance basket in spotlight! Love a bargain!
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend! xx

Saturday, October 16, 2010

~seasons greetings~

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Today I'm sharing a card I made based on Kazan's fabulous sketch 63 over at 2S4Y and Colour Throwdown #114. I've used some lovely new October Afternoon paper I purchased from The Stamp Spot online store, and a new sentiment stamp set and old olive ribbon from stampin' up. Nothing like something new to inspire creativity!

Well I really need to go and defrost something for dinner... so happy it's the weekend!
Take care and happy crafting xx

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I made this card last night using Card Patterns Sketch 84.
Quick and easy, using some lovely paper from basic greys sugar rush 6x6 paper pad which came from The Stamp Spot online store.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you have time please check out pillow box in the other post today, I'd love to hear what you think! xx

~Challenge 23 @ ECP~

This morning I have some DT work to share with you. The new challenge this fortnight over at ECP is
Here in Australia we don't celebrate Halloween so I have no supplies and wasn't quite sure what to make.
I found inspiration when my daughter brought home a party bag filled with lollies, and after she tore the bag open we had to find something else to put them in.
Then I spied a pillow box I had made for Christmas last year and thought I could make new one!
So here is what I came up with:

All supplies besides the button and rhinestones come from stampin' up, and I also used a labels 4 nesty.
I tried to use halloweenish colours (if there is such a thing) and I'm sure Aimee will be happy with the result! And I'd love to know what you all think!

On the family side of things, we're heading back down to the hospital tomorrow to keep John company, he is allowed out in the afternoons as long as he takes it easy and keeps his hand elevated. We have done so much driving back and forth these last few weeks, it will be nice to fall back into some sort of routine once he gets home. Fingers crossed he is discharged on Sunday.

Well thanks for stopping by, and if you celebrate halloween (and maybe even if you don't!) I hope you can play along with us over at the ECP challenge blog this fortnight!
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend xx

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

~friend to friend~

Just a quick one, I have so much going on at the moment around here, but I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time last night and this morning :)

This card combines Laura's fab sketch over at 2S4Y and Staceys Curtain Call colour challenge.

Those rhinestones are more of a goldy orange colour, the camera picked up the colour funny they sorta look lime in the photo.

Fabulous sketch, may have to save it in my go-to folder for when I'm lacking motivation.

My John is back in hospital... 2 more operations on his hand this week. Hoping he will be home before the weekend, it's our first wedding anniversary on Sunday... which reminds me I still have to make him a card!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week! Take care (especially when mowing the lawns!!) xx

Saturday, September 25, 2010

~whats your favourite colour?~

Good morning crafty friends!
Over at ECP Challenge blog the new challenge is PURPLE! I love purple although I don't have a huge amount of purple things in my stash... so I kept it fairly simple with purple card stock and teamed it up with some ribbon, a rose, rhinestones and a labels 4 nesty. Christmas sentiment and Martha Stewart stars border punch and it is complete :) And our fabulous sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More !

I based it on Laura's sketch over at 2S4Y, and Aimee's current challenge is a Christmas theme!

We've had such a busy week at our house... well we haven't been here for most of it. John had an accident with the lawnmower on Monday after work so he spent a few days in a hospital 3 hours away, as he needed plastic surgery on his right hand, so I stayed down in a motel with Ella :( the nights were a bit lonely but it just makes me appreciate how much I love being at home with my family I guess. Aimee and Charlotte spent some time with John's parents (who are just amazing). I look forward to getting back into some sort of routine soon! But I do have a huge pile of washing waiting for me and some sleep to catch up on also.

Don't forget to link up your purple creations over at the ECP blog for a chance to win! Check out the ECP challenge blog for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog I do appreciate the time to take to visit :)
Take care xx

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ECP #21 meets 2S4Y #61

Good evening friends!
Today Aimee and I squeezed in some crafting time :)
My first card is for the new Christmas theme over on Aimee's Challenge Blog.

My second card (using some lovely October Afternoon ~ needs paint) combines Kazan's awesome sketch 61 over at 2S4Y with the 'home' theme over at ECP Challenge blog where we are being sponsered by the fabulous Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!

Well Im off to make a start on tea, I'll leave you with a photo of my 3 beautiful girls :)

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

like a sketch challenge?

If you like to play along with sketch challenges you still have a couple more days to join in with us for Challenge #20 over at ECP Challenge blog using this fun sketch!

Our sponsor is Sassy Studios, they are offering the winner 4 digi images of their choice!

I'll be back on the weekend with my new DT project, it's going to be another fun challenge!
Hope to see you there, thanks for stopping by today, and please see my last post for a photo of my beautiful (new) baby girl Ella. I'm planning on getting a few more over the weekend of all 3 of my beautiful girls :) and maybe even one of John if he will let me :)
Take care xx

Thursday, September 2, 2010


~Good morning Ladies!~

On August 29th at 2.36pm we welcomed beautiful little Ella Lorraine into the world. She is doing very well! Born with a little bit of dark hair and a great set of lungs! Aimee and Charlotte just adore her. She is even letting Mum and Dad get a few hours sleep!

Also I have drawn the winner of my little candy :)
out of 37 entries chose number 25
Congratulations Yvonne!
Please email me at with your postal details and I will get it sent out soon!
Thanks to everyone who entered, things will be a bit slow around here for a while!
Thanks for stopping by! Take care xx

Saturday, August 28, 2010

~embellish meets 2S4Y~

Good morning!
No baby news to share yet, we are still waiting!
If nothing happens over the weekend I will be induced bright and early Monday morning, so the wait is almost over!
Today I have a card to share based on Laura's fabulous sketch over at 2Sketches4You blog (the winner this week gets a guest designer spot on the team!!) 

and the brand new colour plus squares challenge open until 9th Sep over at Embellish Magazine who are being sponsored by inchie arts.

I thought it would be perfect for a funky 21st birthday card as soon as I saw it pop up in my inbox!

I've also got my DT card for ECP challenges in another post and would love for you to check it out :) and if you haven't already seen, I have a little blog candy open at the moment, find the link just below my blog title.

Well thanks for stopping by, I do hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend! Take care xx

~ECP Challenge #20~

~~Challenge #20 is a sketch!~~
We are sponsored by the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs for Challenge 19 & 20!!
Pop over to the ECP Challenge blog to link up your fabulous creations and check out what the other designers created following this sketch!!

here is what I came up with!

Once again I used the fab digi dress from Sassy Studios, you can find it in the accessory link in the store, and at only $1 it is a must-have!

I started with a top fold 6x4 kraft base, and then I printed out the dress on white card and ran it thru my big kick with a labels 4 nesty. Then I printed it out on some old old old retired stampin' up paper, trimmed around the dress and glued it on top! I used some blue ribbed ribbon to match the pattern paper, layered some paper flowers from kaisercraft and the leaves are a new punch I ordered from Bizzy Becs online store.

Once again I've got this post scheduled just in case I'm not around. I'm hoping I won't be! We are still waiting on this baby... and we're already a week over the due date! Well I guess we're only getting closer!

Please check out my blog candy while you're here, it's open until the 31st.
Have a fabulous and creative weekend friends! take care xxxx

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Hi all, if you are interested in applying for a DT spot and you love a colour challenge then this may be something for you! Check out the DT call for the Colour Dare blog here! Applications close on August 31st! Goodluck to all those who apply xx

Monday, August 16, 2010

~my kind of card!~

Good afternoon, still no sign of this baby wanting to come out anytime soon... but I will share a photo of my huge tummy @ 39 weeks with you! I remember thinking at the 6 month mark, I can't possibly get any bigger... and 3 months later I most definately have!!

And I also have a card to share that I just whipped up, combining the ABC challenge over at Raise the Bar (pop to the blog to check out the details and the fab work from the DT!)

and this wonderful CAS sketch #180 from CPS... my kind of sketch! The DT have some fantastic samples to share with you too so pop over and check them out!
I started with a kraft base, then used some scraps of paper for the bird and the strips, labels 4 nesty and whisper white card, button and rhinestones from my stash, and the sentiment is from the best yet stampin' up set which is on the last chance list! I can't wait to see the new catalog!

Can't sit for too long or I get all sore so this is my kind of card atm, quick and easy! And super happy with how it turned out! It's going into a large envelope that I will be posting of to Tracey in a couple of months, I saw a write up on her blog where you can donate blank Christmas cards to be sent to our Aussie and NZ troops abroad, I thought if I can get 2 or 3 done a week then I will have a nice little lot to send out! If you're an Aussie or NZ and this is something that insterests you please pop over to Traceys blog and get in contact with her for all the details!!

Hope you're all having a wonderful start to the week and please check out my blog candy that is open until the end of August, there is a link to the post just below my blog title xx
take care!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

~Challenge #19 @ ECP~

Hello friends!

I've scheduled this post just in case I'm not around ;-)

What a fun challenge we have for you over at ECP this fortnight!
The theme is : Something girly!
We are sponsored by the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs for Challenge 19 & 20!!
I've used the fun little Party Dress digi, and what a bargain at only $1!!
You can find it in the 'Sassy Accessories' section in their shop.

Not confident with my own colouring skills so I thought I'd try something different this time (well different for me anyway!)
I printed the dress out first on white card stock and ran it thru my bigkick with a labels 4 nesty.
Then I printed it out again on a sheet of pattern paper and carefully trimmed around the edge of the dress and stuck it down over the image on the white piece.
I popped the white piece up with some foam dots on a top-fold 6x4 kraft base, added the flowers and rhinestones, and a sentiment. 

I'm very pleased with how it turned out!
So pleased I tried it out with a few different colours!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you haven't come from the ECP Challenge blog, please pop over and check out the stunning work from my fellow DT members... you are sure to be inspired!
Link up your girly creations at ECP challenge blog before Thursday 26th August to be in the draw for a fabulous prize from Sassy Studio Designs!

Friday, August 13, 2010

~crafty creations meets ColourQ~

Hello again :)
I have no school run today since Aimee is having a play date at a friends, and Charlotte is still napping. John will be home late so I decided I could put the housework off a little longer and make a card :)
This one is a Z-fold card... something I have never tried before! I got the directions from the link at Crafty Creations Challenge #80 and the theme is winged things. They are being sponsored by  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, and the current challenge is open until Wednesday!

I found my colour inspiration from the fabulous Colour Q Challenge #45, link your colour creations up by Sunday the 15th August! 
Here is what I came up with!

Loving these lable 4 nestys, all the cardstock and green paper is stampin up, as is the sentiment and the butterfly punch. Buttons and rhinestones are from my DT pack for the Stamp Spot online store. I'm really pleased with how this turned out, and will add it to the collection for Jewlz store, she asked me for some bright coloured birthday cards and this fits the description!

Thanks for stopping by, and please pop back tomorrow to see my DT card for ECP Challenges, we have a fab new sponsor and an easy peasy challenge!! Can't wait to share my card with you!!
Take care xx