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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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Monday 27 August 2012

My Card for Feeling Sketchy No 22

I made this birthday card today to the Feeling Sketchy No 22 Sketch
This was the sketch
It was for a scrapbook page but we could do a card instead and could change the stars for something else.

I used Martha Stewart punch "Doily Lace Trim", pattern paper from Sweet Fairy collection 6x6 paper stack,
Stampin Up sentiment, Bild Malarna Stamp Little Winged Friends - "Together", butterfly punch and butterfly brads.

I am so slow now.  Took ages just to make one birthday card. Arthritis is worse this week.
Have a good week everyone 

Sunday 26 August 2012

Card 2 for Unscripted Sketches 173

Here is the second card I made to the sketch on

I used Crafty Individuals stamp set CI-238.  Stampin Up Sentiment.  Distress Ink "Seedless Preserves".  Pattern paper from 6x6 book Webster's papers presented Free with Australian Simply Cards Collection Combo pack "Western Romance and All About Me".  Stampin Up card "Rich Razzleberry"

Card 1 for Unscripted Sketches 173

I have managed to make 2 birthday cards today.  I have made them to the sketch on
For some reason my computer will not load my scans to my blog so I have had to come to my grand daughters laptop.  I don't know what happened, I could load them a couple weeks ago but last week and this week it wouldn't work.
Here is card one
I used my inchie stamps cut out with 1" punch.  Cuttlebug daisies and Stampin Up sentiment.

Here is the sketch

Friday 24 August 2012

My cards for In the Pink Challenge 2 "Things with Wings"

Spent this morning at the dentist and the chiropractor, then managed to make two pink cards.  In the Pink Challenge No 2 is "Things with Wings"

Card one Whimsy Stamp "Spring Bringer", butterflies embossing folder, butterfly punch, pink flowers and butterfly brad.

Card two Kraftin' Kimmi stamp "Seraphina" and pink washi tape.

Wednesday 22 August 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 21

Here is my card for Feeling Sketchy

and here is the sketch 
I used Stampavie Sarah Kay stamp "Susie Ponders", washi tape, daisy embossing folder, Stampin Up punch and stamp,

Sarah's birthday

My eldest grand daughter (Sarah) turned 18 on Monday.  We had a party for her on Saturday.  Everyone (except Tony and I) dressed up as Vampires and Werewolves.  I looked on google for a vampire picture for her birthday card.  This is the card I made using the picture I found
 I also used washi tape, Stampin Up punches and stamp.  Cut out 18 with cuttlebug.

Her mother (Angela) made the cake

My youngest grand daughter Brianna turned 4 on 12 August.  Angela also made her cake.  Brianna loves horses.  Angela is very clever at making cakes and is a good cook. 

Thursday 16 August 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges 053/12

This is my card for Sunny Challenges 053/12

We had to make a birthday card to the following sketch
I made the card this afternoon to post to a friend who likes red

I used Roses cuttlebug, Stampin Up Stamps and a piece of rose paper.  The happy birthday was stamped with red but the colour is not right on the scan.

I am having problems with my computer every time I look at other blogs.  I have had to come to my grand daughter's lap top to add the card to my blog as it just kept coming up error on my computer.

Wednesday 15 August 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 20

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy Week 20
I have rotated the sketch
and used flowers instead of stars.  I made the background paper from Poppy image on the internet and used Kaszazz ribbon.  Stamped Kraftin' Kimmi stamp "Poppy" and cut oval.  Chalked the background but it doesn't show on the scan.  Used sentiment that came with "Poppy" and punched with Stampin Up punch.   Sent to a friend for her birthday on Friday.  Poppy is the birthday flower for August.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

My card for In the Pink challenge blog

This is my card for In the Pink challenge blog

The challenge was to use lots of pink.   I stamped Kraftin Kimmi stamp coloured with pink and layered onto pink cuttlebug daisies, added pink washi tape.  This was then layered onto pink card and stampin up message printed in pink ink.

Friday 10 August 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 19

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy Week 19
This was the sketch we had to work to

I have used stamps from Flower Soft Fairies Stamp set,  This stamp set is the prize for the blog hop on Scrapbook Boutique blog this month

Verse stamp from Stampin Up.  Also used Butterflies and floral masking tape from Kaszazz.  Pink ribbon from Kaszazz.   I have used flowers instead of the bow.

My card for Sunny Challenges 52/12

This is my card for Sunny Challenges 52/12
We had to make another male card this week and  this is the sketch:

I used a Stampin Up rollograph and cuttlebug dies to make the tracks and the train, sponged ink for clouds and star diamontes.  Stampin up punch and verse.
I have had this punch for a while but this is the first time I used it and now it won't work.   I will  have to find out if there is someone near Bardwell Park who does Stampin Up as I bought it from a friend at Stamp Club on the Central Coast and I can't go up there any more.

Saturday 4 August 2012

My card for Lollipop Ladies No 51 strawberry + cream

This is my card for Lollipop Ladies No 51

This was the challenge strawberry + cream with the additional challenge of layers

I have used white card (for the cream) Stampin Up sentiment, then layer of pink card, then white card, strawberry ribbon. Then Kraftin' Kimmie stamp "Stella Strawberry" and her dress is layered.

Thursday 2 August 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy week 18

This is my card for Feeling Sketchy week 18

This is the sketch

I used distress stains then spritzed with water.  Stampin Up stamps, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, flowers, brad, washi tape and daisies embossing folder.

My card for The Stamp Spot August challenge

This is my card for The Stamp Spot August challenge    orange, leaves and polkadots
Unfortunately my scanner hasn't scanned the colours right.  The flower and the backing card were a bright orange not yellow as in the scan and the wider ribbon is orange with white dots.  The other ribbon is lime green.
I used Stampin Up stamps and punch, ribbon and leaves.

This was the challenge

My card for Sunny Challenges SC 051/12

This is my card for the Sunny Challenges SC051/12
This was the sketch and we had to make a card for a male.

I did a circle instead of the square and a square instead of the circle.

I used Couture Creations "Work Shop" embossing folder, washi tape and Stampin Up stamp set.
I haven't joined in the challenge the last few weeks as I didn't have the right colours for the previous 2 and last week ran out of time.