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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
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I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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http://faeryink.com/product/granmargaret-fairy-digital-stamp/

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Design team for Lollipop Ladies

I have been invited to be part of the design team for Lollipop Ladies for November and December for challenges 58, 59, 60, 61.  I will have to put my thinking cap on to come up with some cards to the challenges that are being set.  I am excited and hope that my cards will be okay.
Go to  http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/  to join the current challenge which is number 57.

My card for Scrapbook Boutique October challenge

My card for Scrapbook Boutique October challenge
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/a-new-challenge-has-started.html
The challenge was chocolate and pink

I used pink and chocolate card, La La Land stamp "Sugar n Spice Marci", Stamp World "Best wishes", flowers, brads and cupcake washi tape.
I just finished in time to load to Scrapbook Boutique before the challenge finishes tonight.

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 182

My card for Unscripted Sketches No. 182
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
 This is the sketch
I used Kayser Craft Stamps "Be Merry Collection".  The Merry Christmas paper is from My Minds Eye 6x6 Designer Card Stock paper pad "12 Days of Christmas".  Stampin up punches and decorative scissers plus star brads.

My card for Lollipop Ladies No 57

My card for Lollipop Ladies No. 57
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

The challenge was Aniseed rings and black and white.   
My glitter was white but it looks coloured in the scan.  I used Queen Kat Designs stamp "Twilight Fairies" and Stamp World "Best Wishes".  Cuttlebug "Spots and dots" embossing folder.  The clear glitter on the fairy wings doesn't show on the scan.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy week 31

I had a very busy morning at work then came home and made this card to send today to a friend for her birthday.  I used the Feeling Sketchy week 31 sketch.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
 This was the sketch to do a layout but you can change and do a card.
I used Stampin Up paper, washi tape,  Stampavie Mo Manning stamp "End of Summer" and Stampin Up sentiment.

Monday, 29 October 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges SC65/12

This is my card for Sunny Challenges SC65/12
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

This is the sketch and we had to make a Sympathy card

I used Stamp It and Stampin Up stamps.  The butterfly collage stamp was stamped twice and the butterfly cut out and mounted over the base stamp,  Martha stewart butterfly border punch, Stampin Up punch and washi tape.  I just finished it in time for the 6pm mail

Saturday, 27 October 2012

My card for Unscripted Sketches 181

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 181
http://unscriptedsketches.com/2012/10/unscripted-sketches-181/

 This is the tag that pulls out of the pocket on the card
 This is the sketch and the piggy back challenge was to make something pop up, out, lift, hidden pocket, etc. so I made a tag to pull out of the pocket.
I used Green and red card, and paper from Kaisercraft 6-1/2" paper pad "Mint Twist".  The tag white card sponged with "Festive Berries" and "Mowed Lawn" distress inks.  Holly Pond Hill stamp "Silent Night".  Stampin Up Star punch attached to the tag.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Three cards for Feeling Sketchy Wk 30

I coloured three images last night and today made up three Christmas cards to the Feeling Sketchy Wk 30 sketch.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/


This was the sketch 
Card 1:  Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Holly on Bauble"
Stampalot Victorias Secret "Happy Christmas".   Cuttlebug "Christmas ornaments" embossing folder.  Punched stars. glitter.

Card 2:  Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Holly with Star". Stampalot Victorias Secret "Happy Christmas".
Alison Ellis paper.  Punched stars.

Card 3:  Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Holly with Reindeer".  Hero Arts "Happy Christmas".  Cuttlebug embossing folder from "Winter Wonderland" set. Christmas tree brads.

Monday, 22 October 2012

My card for Bizzy Bec's October challenge Things with Wings

This is my card for Bizzy Bec's October challenge "Things with Wings"
http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com.au/

I have used Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps "Spring Bringer", flowers and rhinestones.  Daisies embossing folder and Martha Stewart butterfly border punch.  Stampin Up sentiment. 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Guest Designer Sunny Challenges SC64/12

I was invited to be a guest designer for Sunny challenges this week.
The challenge was Triple Time Stamping.  I have never made one of these cards before so I googled Triple Time Stamping and found a blog with a video and instructions and sizes to cute the sections on:
Thank you to Dawn for the help to make my cards.

This was the first card I made using Stampin Up "Dots and Daisies" for the background and Annabelle Stamps "Daisy Delight", ribbon and butterfly buckle.

I made the second card with Heartfeld Creations stamp "Noel Collage"
 Thank you to Vicky from Sunny Challenges for inviting me to be a guest designer for this week.  This card was a real challenge for me.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges SC 063/12

My card for Sunny Challenges SC 063/12
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
This was the sketch 
I sponged the light mauve card with Dusty Concord distress ink then stamped the three flowers from Stampin Up "Oh so lovely" stamp set.  Coloured with Tria markers and gelly roll glitter pens.  Used purple ribbon, Stampin up punches and sentiment.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 29

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy Week 29
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
This was the sketch

I rotated the sketch and did it as a landscape card 
I used Annabelle stamp set "Little Molly's Flowers", punched flowers instead of stars, diamontes, brad and daisies embossing folder. The colours haven't scanned well.  eg. background card is same colour as Molly's hair.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

My card for Lollipop Ladies No 56

My card for Lollipop Ladies No 56
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
The challenge was chuppa chups with the additional challenge curves
I used Bizzy Bec's digital stamp "Tiger Lilly" coloured with Tria markers and Gelly Roll glitter pens (though the glitter doesn't show up in the scan), washi tape, flower and brad.




Friday, 12 October 2012

Annabelle Stamps Blog hop giveaway

Annabelle stamps are having another blog hop with a new stamp set as the prize
go to
http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/blog-hop.html



My card for Unscripted Sketches No 179

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 179
http://unscriptedsketches.com/
This was the sketch 
I have used Bizzy Bec's digital stamp Roses Roses coloured with Tria markers, 3 Stampin Up punches, 2 washi tapes and cuttlebug roses.

My card for Feeling Sketchy No 28

My card for Feeling Sketchy No 28
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
/This was the sketch
Sweet Pea Stamps Elisabeth Bell's Teeny Tiny coloured with Tria markers, twinkling H2Os, Gelly Roll glitter pens and chalks.  Stampin Up Thinking of You. Blue flower brads.  I made this to send to a friend who is not well.  


Still snowing

Still snowing.  Angela measured 5 inches of snow on top of her outdoor chair.

Chloe Emily and Bridget at the side of Angela's house
"No I don't think I want to go out there afterall" (Angela's cat Angel near the back door)
Emily in the backyard
Emily Bridget and Chloe in the backyard
 Brianna
 car in driveway
Brianna next to the road that runs down past the side of Angela's house




It is supposed to be Spring but we are having winter weather

 It is supposed to be spring but after the very hot weather during the school holidays we are now having winter weather
Brianna and Emily in their backyard at Mount Victoria
Angela at her front door a few hours ago.

It is very cold, wet and windy here in Sydney.  It is snowing at Angela's.  Started during the night and still snowing heavily.  It is the heaviest snow fall they have had since they moved there in January 2007.  Emily couldn't go to school as the road is closed.  Graham, Emily and Brianna went for a walk in the snow.   Sarah was on skype with her mother a short while ago.  Brianna came home and told Sarah her nose was cold.

They even had snow further down the mountain towards Sydney where they don't normally have snow.

I haven't done any craft yet today.  I was going to read my emails and make cards after coming home from the chiropractor but have been on the phone and then skype with Angela.

I have attached a couple of photos taken earlier this morning.

Have a good day everyone




Monday, 8 October 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges SC 062/12

Made this card today to sketch on Sunny Challenges
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/

This is the sketch 
I used Stampin Up Stamp and paper, washi tape and daisies cuttlebug embossing folder


My card for The Stamp Spot October challenge

This is my card for The Stamp Spot October challenge.
http://www.thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/october-1st-and-new-monthy-challenge.html
We had to use a stamp from a company stocked by The Stamp Spot.

I have used La La Land stamps "Watercan Marci" and "Sunflowers" mounted in front of the adhesive lace fence.  Background painted with Distress stains and clouds sponged with Adirondack earthtones "eggplant" ink.



Sunday, 7 October 2012

Prize giveaway on Michelle's blog

Michelle is giving away a prize for her first anniversary.  Go to her blog and see the instructions to be in the draw to win this lovely prize.
http://ultimate-whirligig.blogspot.com.au/



Pack includes:
23 piece scrap pack,
a sheet a 9 beautiful baby image stickers,
a pack of 6 purple flowers with green leaves,
purple buttons (mixed sizes),
some pretty pink pleated ribbon,
lovely green and pink ribbn,
some more pink elastic ribbon
and some embelishment tiles.

My card for Annabelle Stamps October challenge

I made this get well card for a friend today and have put it in the gallery for the Annabelle Stamps October monthly challenge "Springtime Flowers"
http://stampembellishcreate.ning.com/page/monthly-challenge?xg_source=msg_mes_network

I have used two Annabelle Stamps sets lbs002 "Lil Molly's Flowers" and lbs008 "Daisy Delight" plus daisies embossing folder.

Guest designer for Lollipop Ladies challenge 55

I won the challenge at Lollipop Ladies a few weeks ago so I was picked to be the guest designer for challenge 55.
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/challenge-55-mint-leaves_7.html

I sent five cards and these two were picked  to go on the Lollipop site.



This was the challenge "Mint leaves" with glitter.  Unfortunately the glitter doesn't show in the scans.

At first I  found it hard to work in green.  These were the other cards I made.