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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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Post Pals cards for sick children

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

Sunday 29 July 2012

My card for Unscripted Sketches No 169

Here is my card for this week's sketch Saturday on

I made this card for my friend Tracey who has just had a big operation.  Her favourite colours are purple and turquoise.  I used my stamps from the Whimsey Wee stamps set which came free with this month's Australian Simply Cards.  Plus Stamin' Up sentiment and flowers and brads.
This is the sketch for this week

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Card 2 for Feeling Sketchy Week 17

This is the second card I made to the Feeling Sketchy Week 17 sketch

I used EZ Mounted rubber stamp "Olivia".  She is also available as a digi stamp from Bizzy Becs
(I cut off the stool she sits on)
Kaszazz tape on pink card which I put through cuttlebug.  Stampin Up happy birthday and dragonfly brads.

Card No 1 for Feeling Sketchy week 17

I am so slow it has taken me all afternoon after a busy morning at work to make 2 birthday cards.  I used the Feeling Sketchy week 17 sketch.

This is the first card

I used La La Land Stamp "Darling Marci" and Stampin Up sentiment.  Blue and brown card put through cuttlebug and yellow buttons.

This was the sketch

Card 2 for Unscripted Sketches No 168 and piggy back challenge

This is the second card I made to the Unscripted sketches No 168 plus the piggy back challenge to use an animal
I used Whimsey stamp "Valerie's Spring Rain" and a Stampin Up message.  Blue and yellow card put through cuttlebug.  I did draw rain on the white card but it doesn't show in the scan.

Card no 1 for Unscripted Sketches

Yesterday I made two cards for Sketch It Saturday - Unscripted Sketches.  Plus the Piggyback challenge was to use an animal on your project.

This is the first card I made:

I used a Kraftin' Kimmi stamp "Jayne" and Stampin Up paper.

This was the sketch
This is the first challenge I have joined in for Unscripted Sketches.

I have lots of birthday cards to make and the challenges give me new ideas.

Friday 20 July 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges SC04912

This is my card for Sunny Challenges SC04912

This was the sketch to work to and we had to use circles.

I used the cuttlebug folder bloom dots, Stampin Up stamps, flowers and brads.

Card 2 for Feeling Sketchy

I had to make 3 birthday cards today so made another one to the Feeling Sketchy sketch

I used Stampin Up papers and stamps.

I am getting so slow now.  It took me all day (after my morning visit to chiropractor)  to make three cards.

Thursday 19 July 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy No 16

I have just finished making my card for Feeling Sketch No 16 at

and this was the sketch to work to:
I put a piece of core'dinations card stock through my cuttlebug and then sanded it to make the flowers show up more, added Stampin Up paper and ribbon.  Stampavie stamp Mo Manning "End of Summer".  Stamping Up sentiment.  butterfly brad and flower diamontes.
It has taken me ages just to make one card.   I spent 1 & 1/2 hours in the dentist chair this morning, and my mouth is very sore.  It is getting worse now the anisthetic is wearing off.

Monday 16 July 2012

My card for Scrapbook Boutique July challenge

This is my card for the Scrapbook Boutique challenge for July.

This was the inspiration "one for the boys" 
I had to make a male card today to post out tomorrow.  I find it dificult making male cards.

I used the cuttlebug "divine swirls" folder. Tria markers and pencils for the sea and sky and ink for the clouds.  Two old stamps lighthouse is a PSX, the verse is by Art Impressions.  Newer Stampin Up   Thinking of You.

I have run out of time to add it to the Scrapbook blog tonight so will have to finish tomorrow.

Saturday 14 July 2012

card for The Stamp Spot challenge July 2012

This is my card for the Stamp Spot challenge for July

This was the challenge

I used scallops (scissors and punch), the colour black and satin ribbon.  I did make another card but just realised before I posted it that I forgot the scallops.  I will have to make another one. 

Friday 13 July 2012

Card No 2 for Feeling Sketchy 15

Here is the second card I made tonight for the Feeling Sketchy No 15.

I used an unmounted stamp I have had for ages, exotic papers I brought at the Papercraft show from Fat Cats Card Corner a few years ago and sentiment from Stampin Up.

I am having problems with this computer, took me ages to load card 1 to the Feeling Sketchy site, my computer keeps freezing.

Have a look at the other lovely cards on the Feeling Sketchy challenge.

Card number 1 for Feeling Sketchy No 15

I made two cards tonight to the sketch at Feeling Sketchy
This is the first one
This is the sketch by Jess
I used a Vintage Ladies stamp by Marianne Design,
Stampin Up stamp from "Mixed Bunch" set, Stampin Up papers and Stampin Up punch.
Sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp.

Tuesday 3 July 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy No 14

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy No 14
This was the sketch we had to work to.  Sketch by Jess D.

I used a flower instead of a bow as I don't do bows well.
Used white lace, Martha Stewart punch to punch scalloped purple border and flower rhinestones.   Bear is Penny Johnson clear stamp coloured with Tria markers and chalks.  Best wishes stamp by Stamp World.  
This is the only challenge this card is entered into.  I will now post it to a cyber friend for her birthday this week.