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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.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
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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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Besties challenge No 7

Here is my card for the Besties challenge No 7
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
We had to make a card using 2 pattern papers and a Bestie by Sherri Baldy
I have used 2 pattern papers from Stampin Up, ribbon, the latest free Bestie digi stamp "Tiffany and Squeak"  by Sherri Baldy from the besties blog (above). Stampin Up punch and "Happiness Always" stamp.
Thank you to Sherri for sharing her lovely art work.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Scrapbook Boutique February challenge

This is my card for Scrapbook Boutique February challenge
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/a-new-challenge-has-started_8028.html


This was the inspiration photo and the theme is love
I have used Cuttlebug embossing folder "Kimmy Luvs". Creotiv "Romance Series" 6x6 paper pad, heart/love ribbon from stash. Kraftin Kimmie Stamp "Jane".  Inky Antics stamp "Sending Hugs".
I have used the colours in the photo red, white and brown (the cat) 
I have just finished this in time as tomorrow is the last day of February.


Male cards made today

I had to make 2 male birthday cards today.  I find male cards hard to make.
This is what I came up with

 Digi stamp from The Paper Shelter "Soccer Star" (layered image) and paper.  soccer ball embossing folder.
Washi Tape and Stamp World Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

My Card for One Sweet Challenge blog February challenge

The February challenge for One Sweet Challenge Blog is Valentine Theme
http://www.onesweetchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

This is the card I made today.

A cyber friend told me about http://www.sweetpeastamps.com a couple days ago and I bought 10 digis yesterday.  I have used one on this card "Bella" and coloured with distress markers.
Red card embossed with Cuttlebug "Kimmy Loves" and then added some digi pattern paper from The Paper Shelter and pink ribbon. Added metal heart and brad from my stash and filled the heart with glitter.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Feeling Sketchy No 48

My layout for Feeling Sketchy No 48
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

 This is the sketch
I typed title on the computer, cut fairy ballerinas from scrapgook paper in my stash added paper flowers and brads.

We have our wonderful sponsor for the month of Februrary
Emma - Stampin'Up Demonstrator
who has kindly donated this amazing prize for one lucky person to win in our monthly random draw. 
Photo: This months prize sponsored by Emma Brookes independant Stampin' up demonstrator. Check out the weekly challenges on the blog :)

For every creation you enter into our weekly sketch challenges, you will receive one entry into the draw. 

Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party

I am a bit late making my card, I just finished it this morning
Come over and join the Sunday linky party on
http://cuddlebugcuties.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card with last week's free digi stamp "Sweet Sarah".   Embossed mauve card with Cuttlebug swiss dots and added washi tape and Stampin Up Happy Birthday.
There is another lovely free image today on Cuddlebug Cuties.



Friday, 22 February 2013

Layout for Scrapbook Stamp Society February challenge

The challenge for February is Anything goes as long as you use a Scrapbook Stamp Society Image
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
Plus give the sketch by Bev Code a try.
This is my layout

This is the sketch by Bev 
Background paper is "Ballet Beautiful" free digi paper from Create with TLC ".  Strip of paper behind circle is free digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs (Oct 2012).  Title typed on computer.  Digi stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society "Ballerina 3" by Morgan Fitzsimmons coloured with distress markers.  Added washi tape and rhinestones.




My card for The Paper Shelter challenge 100 Celebrations

This is my card for The Paper Shelter challenge 100 - Celebrations
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.au/

I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Printed out digi stamp "Teddy Bear Picking Flowers" from The Paper Shelter http://www.thepapershelter.com/ and coloured it with markers.
Punched Carl "Butterfly" and EK Success "medium and small flowers" on white card and coloured with markers. Added rhinestones and washi tape.
I am going to send this birthday card to a friend in the Bear Lovers stamping group.


My card for Imagine that Freebie challenge No 1

This is my card for Imagine That Freebie challenge No 1
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/progressive-freebie-challenge-no1.html


I have used the freebie stamp that they kindly gave us and coloured it with Tria markers added washi tape, and Stampin Up "Happy Birthday"

Go over the Imagine That and pick up this lovely digi.  If you enter challenge one you will then receive the free digi to do challenge two. 

My card for Muse challenge 5

My card for Muse challenge 5
http://musecardclub.blogspot.com.au/

This was the inspiration card by Marion
I have done a similar layout and also used Washi tape in different colours plus Ferngully Stamp "Have a Nice Day"and flower diamontes.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My card for Besties challenge 6

This is my card for Besties challenge 6 - use shades of blue
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I used light blue card, dark blue card embossed with Cuttlebug "Roses" embossing folder.  Sherri Baldy digital stamp "Dress Up Party" coloured with 2 different blues, washi tape, flowers, brad and punched and coloured butterflies.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

cards made with last Friday's Fabulous Freebie

I made these three cards today with the freebie from Papercraft Planet Sassy studio designs group
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/sassystudiodesigns (scroll down to forum)
For card one I used the house and tree stamp I have had for a long time.  There is not brand on it.  It may have been Craft Lovers.  Grass and clouds from Stampworld "Stamp-a-Scene" that I also bought many years ago.   Plus the Friday Freebie Sassy Studio designs digi stamp from 15/2/2013  "Goldilocks".  Each Friday Regan posts a free Sassy Studio Design image that you can copy for that day only.

Card 2, I painted with my new distress paints and then embossed with Central Craft Collection paw prints embossing folder.  Three bears house from images on google.  Goldilocks layed onto Stampin Up punches.

Card 3.  Quick card.  3 bears cottage from images on google.  Typed once upon a time and added Goldilocks.

My colouring is not real good.  My eyes are too blurry.  I have macular degeneration and glaucoma but I can still see enough to make a card.


My card for Bizzy Bec's February challenge - friends

I made this card today for Bizzy Bec's February challenge "Friends"
http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/february-challenge.html

I have stamped a Stampin Up sentiment onto mauve card.  Stamped Bildmalarna stamp "Little Winged Friends - Together" onto white card and coloured.  Cut an oval in purple card and embossed it with Cuttlebug daisies and sanded it  and then layered over white card and attached to mauve card.  Punched butterfly on white card and coloured and added to top of oval.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Feeling Sketchy Sketch 47

We have our wonderful sponsor for the month of February
Emma - Stampin'Up Demonstrator
who has kindly donated this amazing prize for one lucky person to win in our monthly random draw. 
For every creation you enter into our weekly sketch challenges, you will receive one entry into the draw. 

So onto our sketch for this week...

These are the cards I made to the sketch



Card 1 I used free digital paper, Make it Crafty digital stamp "Sapphire Sitting", Cuttlebug "daisies" embossing folder.  I wasn't real happy with my colouring on this stamp so I made a second card.

Card 2 I used Crafts Too embossing folder "butterflies", pattern paper from my stash, Stampin Up extra large round 2-1/2" punch, and fancy flower punch, Bizzy Becs digital stamp "Roses"  EK success Medium flower punch and small flower punch and rhinestones.

I hope you will come over to http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/    and join in the challenge No 47.
Have a good week.
Best wishes
Margaret




Sunday, 17 February 2013

Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party


Time for another Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party go over to
http://cuddlebugcuties.blogspot.com.au/   and add your blog.

My eyes were too blurry to colour in today so I have made a quick card using one of Cuddlebug Cuties coloured digis "Amber".  Pink card embossed with Cuttlebug daisies, washi tape and Hero Arts stamp "Enjoy Your Birthday".


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Design team card for the Lollipop Ladies No 62

I am happy that I have been asked to continue on the design team for Lollipop Ladies.
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
This is my card for challenge No 62 Candy hearts + sentiment

This is the inspiration photo 

I have used Cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder for the sentiments, lots of hearts and the colours in the picture: pink, yellow, mauve and green.  Saturated Canary digi stamp "Hugs and Kisses".




Thursday, 14 February 2013

Birthday cards made today

I have made three birthday cards today.
Card one I made to a past Feeling Sketchy sketch No 42. Bildmalarna Stamp "Little Winged Friends On Walk", digi paper and Best wishes stamp.

Card 2 Whimsy Stamp "Sun Kissed" by Elisabeth Bell.  Stampin Up "Wishing you Happiness" and punched flowers.


Card three a similar card to my last post for Muse. Stampin Up "Happiness Always" Scrapbook Stamp Society digi "Ballerina 3" by Morgan Fitzsimmons plus twine.  

Yesterday I went to a morning tea at work for them to say farewell.

This morning went for ultrasound on my hips at Campsie.  It was quick but a bit painful. 

Have to have CT scans on my back, hips and knee but couldn't get in until 8 March at St George Private hospital at Kogarah.  Specialist referred me to Kogarah as she didn't think they did them at Campsie but while there I saw a sign that they do.  It is a bit easier to park at Campsie.

Enjoy the rest of the day everyone.  I have to try and scan some ATC swaps and swap them out this afternoon.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

My card for Muse challenge 4

My card for Muse challenge 4
http://musecardclub.blogspot.com.au/

 This was the inspiration card by Therese Calvird
I used the colours from her card green and purple, and also worked to the sketch.
Digi stamp by Morgan Fitzsimons "Ballerina 3" from Scrapbook Stamp Society
http://scrapbookstampsociety.com
Stampin Up ribbon and Stampin Up stamp "Happiness Always"

My card for Besties Challenge No 5

Sweet MaryLou is the featured digi stamp on the Besties challenge blog this week.
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com.au/ and you can buy her from the Scrapbook Stamp Society.

http://scrapbookstampsociety.com/auction_details.php?name=-Sweet-Marylou-Besties-digi-stand-by-Sherri-Baldy&auction_id=105603

Besties Challenge #5 is use a Bestie and make it Pink!  Use any colors you wish, but throw some pink in there.
I have used all shades of pink except for the hair and left some white.  Here are the two cards I made today for the challenge.

Card one I have used dark pink and light pink card,  Besties stamp "Sweet Mary Lou" by Sherri Baldy from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Crafts 2 embossing folder "Butterfly frame".  Punched flowers and rhinestones.  

Card two I have used light and dark pink card. Besties stamp "Sweet Mary Lou" by Sherri Baldy from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Stampin Up "Happy Birthday" and rhinestone flowers which are dark pink but somehow the scan has made them a different colour.

The good thing about digi stamps from Scrapbook Stamp Society is that you can download them and use them as soon as you order and pay.  I love the Sherri Baldy images.  There are other images as well available to purchase.  

Also there are free digis on the Besties challenge blog. 




Monday, 11 February 2013

Feeling Sketchy No 46

Feeling sketchy challenge No 46 will be posted on the Feeling Sketchy blog later this morning
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

Here is my layout for the design team

This is the sketch
It was lovely to see 9 lovely creations for our last sketch, please join in with all our sketches for February and get your name in the draw for this fabulous prize kindly sponsored by Emma - Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Photo: This months prize sponsored by Emma Brookes independant Stampin' up demonstrator. Check out the weekly challenges on the blog :)

On my layout I have used Stamp It "Music in the Air" and "The Dance" plus Stickopotamis stickers.

I am looking forward to seeing your entries for this sketch.  Have a good week.

Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party

It is now Monday morning here in Sydney 7.15 am.  I made this card last night for the Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party but didn't get a chance to load it until now.
http://cuddlebugcuties.blogspot.com.au/



I used dark pink card, light pink card embossed with Cuttlebug daisies, a Cuddlebug Cuties digi stamp "Dream Nadia", punched flowers, rhinestones and Stampin Up sentiment.
If you go to the Cuddlebug Site there is another free image today, then scroll down for the Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party.


Saturday, 9 February 2013

My card for the Stamp Spot February challenge hearts

I made this card this morning for one of my grand daughters.
I am going to enter it into The Stamp Spot February challenge "Hearts"
http://www.thestampspot.blogspot.com.au/
I have embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug "hearts" and cut circle out.  Put purple card behind cut out. and layered La La Land "Quill Pen Marci" onto the purple card.  Punched out hearts from purple card embossed with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots".  Stamped sentiment from another La La Land stamp set and punched out with Stampin Up small oval punch.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cards made today

No challenges today.  Just made some birthday cards.
These three are quick cards I made for children.



I can't remember where I downloaded the first digi stamp from.  The other two are Digi stamps from Make It Crafty 60s girlfriends.  My eyes are very fuzzy again today so the colouring is not too good.

I tried to do something different with the next card but it didn't turn out how I wanted it to.
Used Darkroom Door doily stamps and Happy Birthday and  Bizzy Bec's digi stamp on Distress stains background.


I started my new tablets last night for the pain and to help me sleep.  I took one at about 11 pm, went to bed and woke at 12.30 pm and about 2.30 am.  The tablets took the edge off the pain.  I then woke about 5.30 and the bad pain was back so I got up at 6 am.  I have been fuzzy headed and feeling drowsy all day.
We went back to Centrelink this morning and now because I am not working and my husband is only on a low income we will receive a very small part pension.
After Centrelink went for my blood test.  The lady had only been doing it for one month and couldn't find my veins so she called the man in charge.  He found one in my arm but couldn't get enough blood so had to take some from my hand as well.
The Specialist thinks that as well as the arthritis I have Fibromyalgia and the swelling in my legs and feet is Lymphodema (They removed my lymph glands when I had the cancer).  I have to also have 2 MRI scans and another scan some time next week.
I am glad I have my craft to keep me occupied.






Monday, 4 February 2013

My card for Sunny Challenges SC072/13

This is a quick card I made to send in the mail today and am entering for Sunny Challenges SC072/13
The challenge this fortnight is "Love is in the Air"
go over to http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/ and have a look at the lovely cards made by the design team.
I used red card embossed with cuttlebug hearts.  Small piece from free "Love" digi paper from http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.com.au/

"Luv U" free Besties digi by Sherri Baldy
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I didn't notice until after I posted this that I have made the U into O by mistake.  My eyes are not too good this afternoon.  I am tired from spending this morning visiting the specialist and walking to the chemist and back to Lynda's car and then around Rockdale Plaza.  Lynda was very good, she met me at Kogarah and went in with me and then took me to the chemist for my prescription and then to Rockdale Plaza for a snack and then home.  She had to leave straight away after she brought me home to pick Sian up from school.
As well as arthritis the specialist thinks I have Fibromyalgia which is causing most of the pain plus the swelling in my feet and legs is caused by Lymphodema (they removed my lymph glands when I had my cancer operation). 
I have to have scans and blood tests to make sure, so it is just as well I don't have to go to work.
Tomorrow we have to go to Centrelink and Friday I have dentist appointment, so this week is already full of appointments.
Have a good week everyone

After comment 1
I AM ALSO ENTERING INTO THE CHALLENGE ON TRIMGYM'S DIGI STAMPS PAPER AND IMAGES

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sketch 45 for Feeling Sketchy

I am posting my card a bit early as I have a doctor's appointment in the morning.  The sketch and link for your to enter will be on Feeling Sketchy about 9 am tomorrow.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

This month at Feeling Sketchy we running the normal weekly sketch challenge for you to play along with and we have our fabulous sponsor for the month of February...
Emma - Stampin Up Demonstrator
Remember that for every entry you submit for the challenges during Februrary, you will receive one entry into the random prize draw at the end of the month.  So the more times you play along with us at Feeling Sketchy, the more chances to win!!!   So come over to Feeling Sketchy tomorrow and see all the lovely cards and layout made by the design team and get your inspiration to make your entry.

This is my card for this week
 And this is the sketch

I have used pink and purple card (though it looks blue in the scan), a paper doily, stamp is Queen Kat Design "Silouette Fairy" coloured with gelly roll stardust pen (you can't see the shine in the scan).  EK Success medium and small flower punch, rhinestones.

I haven't used any Stampin Up products as I made all the February cards and layouts ahead of time while I was on leave thinking I would be back at work last week.  But now I have been made redundant I won't have to go to work any more.  Luckily I have enough craft supplies to last for years.
  





Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party

It's Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party again today.
http://cuddlebugcuties.blogspot.com.au/
Pop over and add your blog to the link
I only managed to do two cards today but finished off a couple of books for my Stamps 'n' Stuff bookclub.
I haven't used Cuddlebug Cuties images on these but I have some images printed out ready to make during the week when I get a chance.  This week I have doctor tomorrow, Centrelink Tuesday, Chiropractor on Wednesday, Dentist on Friday.   If I have to have x-rays after the doctor I will do that on Thursday.  So I may not get many cards made this week.  It's good I don't have to go to work.  I will post my card for this week's Feeling Sketchy sketch later tonight.  
I
 Card 1 was for Cute Stampers Card of the fortnight "Tones of blue with a touch of pink".  Paper from Petite Websters Papers Collection Combo pack "Western Romance and All About Me" which was free with Australian Cards Only. La La Land stamps "Dress Up Marci", flower ribbon, Stamp World "Best wishes" punched and flower brads.

Card 2 was a quick birthday card for a friend in the Rubber Stamp Book Club.  Make It Crafty digital stamp "Cynthia" from the 60s girlfriends set.  Penny Black "Happy Birthday".  I tried to use different colours to my purples and pinks but still managed to include mauve.