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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

Friday 29 March 2013

Lollipop Ladies challenge 65

Lollipop Ladies challenge No 65 is rock candy with the extra challenge of music
This is the inspiration photo
 This is my card
I have stamped "Make a joyful noise" onto pink card (can't read the brand on the stamp, I have had it a long time).  Embossed green card with Cuttlebug "Marg's Melodies" and attached to pink card, added music washi tape.  Printed Sweet Pea digi stamp "Rockstar girl No 2" onto white card and made a striped red and blue oval around her (which doesn't show properly in the scan).  Coloured the stamp with Tria markers and Distress markers.
The prize this fortnight is a choice of three digi stamps from
but the prize will only be offered if there are 7 or more entries.
We only have 5 entries at present so come along and join in the challenge which closes mid day on Tuesday (Australia time).

Sew Crafty Thursday Link party No 3

It is time for another Thursday Link Party at Sew Crafty

I have embossed green card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Added striped flower paper from my stash.  Printed Cuddlebug Cuties digi stamp "Katie and Kit" onto white card and coloured with Tria markers, Distress markers and chalks, drew stems and added flower brads.  Attached all to yellow card and attached to green card.

Tiddly Inks challenge 106

Tiddly Inks challenge 106 is anything but a card
I have made a scrapbook page
I have used free digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  Typed heading with word art on the computer.  Added photos.  Added digi stamps from Tiddly Inks "Celebrate Today" "You are Enough" and "solly tude" and coloured with Tria markers and Distress Markers.
I thought that the "You are Enough" was especially suited to my granddaughter Emily as she is suffering from depression.

Thursday 28 March 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge No 152

Robyn's Fetish Challenge No 152 is food or drink
I have used The Paper Shelter digi stamp set "Fairy Tea Time"  and coloured the fairy and elf on the toadstools, grass and leaves with Copic and Tria markers.  Added paper flowers and brads and attached all to pink card and then to blue card.

ACTs with Attitude ATC challenge No 36 Easter

I found another challenge site through someone else's blog
This is for ATCs only (Artist trading cards 2-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches)
I belong to a couple of yahoo ATC groups so have been making ATCs for a while so was glad to find this site.  Their challenge No 36 is Easter.
I printed Cuddlebug Cuties digi stamp "Trisha" holding a basket of eggs onto white card and coloured her with Copic and Distress markers, cut her out and layered her onto pink paper which I then layered onto Easter egg paper.  Added pink ribbon and cut out some more Easter eggs and layered on the top of the Easter egg paper.  I then layered all onto blue card cut to ATC size.

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge for this week is use a digi
I have embossed dark pink card with Crafts Too "Tulip Frame" Embossing folder and then sanded it and cut out the middle.  I have printed Whoopsi Daisy digi stamp "Pretty" onto white card and coloured with markers and chalks and layered the pink card over the top.  Added flowers and brad and layered all onto light pink card.

A Day for Daisies challenge No 66

A Day for Daisies challenge No 66 is to use a white embossed background.
Tammy very kindly gave us a free image to use for this challenge and I made two cards

Card one: I have embossed white card with Stampin Up "Clouds" embossing folder.  Printed the free digi onto another white card, cut it out and coloured with markers.  Added ribbons and punched butterflies coloured to match.

Card two:  I have printed the free digi onto white card and coloured with markers then put it through my cuttlebug and embossed it with Crafts Too "Tulip Frame" embossing folder.  Added flowers and brad.

Monday 25 March 2013

The Paper Shelter challenge 104

The Paper Shelter challenge 104 - Let it be Spring
I am just in time for this challenge which finishes tomorrow.
I have used three pattern papers from The Paper Shelter "Zoe Spring" papers.  Digi stamp "Spring Break" from The Paper Shelter, flowers and brads.
Those in the Northern Hemisphere are looking forward to spring.  Whereas we here in Sydney are now in Autumn (Fall) but still having unusually hot summery weather.

Feeling Sketchy No 52

It's time for another sketch challenge on Feeling Sketchy
I am a bit late putting my design team project on my blog today.  I have made a scrapbook page.  This is an older photo.  I am way behind with my scrapbooking.  Trying to get my Christmas album up to date.
 This is the sketch
I have used Bearly Mine Design digi paper.  I made the triangles on the computer.  I then added Whimsy stamps "Little Christmas Angel" and "Angel Petals", unfortunately the scan hasn't come out too well.
Lynda wasn't well as she had just had 2 lots of surgery for breast cancer, but she hadn't started the chemotherapy so she still had her hair.
Sadly this was Andrew's last Christmas.  He went to Heaven suddenly in April 2011 in the middle of Lynda's chemotherapy treatment (this is the reason I have used the Angel stamps)

Come on over to Feeling Sketchy and have a look at the lovely cards the other design team members have made and join in this challenge which started today and finishes on Friday.

Saturday 23 March 2013

Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky party

I have just made a quick simple card using one of Anna's free digis and am putting it here on my blog ready to link on Sunday at
I have used Cuddlebug Cuties free stamp "Bree" which is still available to download on white card and coloured with Copic, Distress and Tria Markers and chalks.  
Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Anna has put another 9 free digis onto her site which will only be available today and tomorrow.

Friday 22 March 2013

Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Feb/March 2013

I have just finished my card in time to add to the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Feb/March 2013 which finishes in a few hours.
This was the sketch and we had to use an Elisabeth Bell image
I have a few Elisabeth Bell stamps but they were too big so I have used a digi stamp "Rachel Little Angel" by Elisabeth Bell (which I just bought today) on white card and coloured with copic, distressed and Tria markers and chalks.  The different papers are digi papers from The Paper Shelter with yellow and green card.  For the sentiment I have used a Stampin Up stamp on pink card and punched out with Stampin Up punch extra large modern label.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.  I have added flowers and brads.

Whimsy Stamps challenge 57

Whimsy Stamps challenge 57 is real or faux stitching.
I can't hold a needle with my sore hands so I have used faux stitching
I have used  digi stamp "Curly Locks Kiki" by Elizabeth Bell on white card and coloured her with copic, distress and tria markers. Stamped Sassafras clear stamps "Stitched Borders" for the faux stitching.  Layered onto green card and stamped some more stitching.  Added button brads and layered all onto purple card.

Thursday 21 March 2013

Sew crafty Angel Thursday link party 2

Come on over and join the Sew Crafty Angel Thursday link party 2

I made this card tonight
Printed Cuddlebug Cuties digital stamp "Carlie" onto white card and coloured with markers and chalks and layered onto light pink card which I stamped with Stampin Up stamp.  Cut oval in dark pink card and embossed with Cuttlebug "Daisies" embossing folder and layered over white card.  Added flowers and brads.

Bizzy Bec's March challenge - Anything goes

Bizzy Bec's March challenge is Anything Goes

I have typed Happy Birthday with word art onto Bizzy Bec's digi paper.  Printed Bizzy Bec's digi stamp "Georgia" onto white and coloured with copic marker (skin) and Tria markers (the rest), added flowers and brad.  This was then all attached to green card which was then attached to pink card.

Ruby's Rainbow challenge No 50

I have been introduced by Helen (My Crafty Creations) to another challenge blog
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.
Challenge No 50  is Easter and this is the card I made today.

I have printed Happy Easter with word art onto Easter egg paper, layered it onto pink card, then layered digi "Easter" paper from The Paper Shelter on top.  Printed digi stamp "Dressed up as Easter bunny" from The Paper Shelter onto white card and coloured it with Tria markers and mounted it onto the Easter paper.  I bought this stamp especially for this card and I am going to send it to a friend in the USA who is in the bear lovers stamp group.  
Come over and join the challenge 
You can buy this stamp and other lovely stamps from

Imagine That No 3

This is the third free image from Imagine That

This is my card
I have printed the Easter stamp onto white card and typed He has risen and coloured with Tria markers, layered onto green card and then purple card.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Sunny Challenges SC 75/13

This week on Sunny challenges the challenge is to create a Get Well or Feel Better card or project
This is the card I made this morning

I have used Lacey Sunshine "Eleanor & Pickles - Feel Better Soon" by Heather Valentin and coloured with copic marker (girls' skin) and the rest with Tria Markers and "Wishing you Well" (no brand on the stamp which I have had for a long time).  I have attached this to a pink card which I have embossed with Stampin Up Embossing folder and coloured with Tria markers.  This I then attached to a yellow card.

ABC Challenge - J is for Just as you like it

I found another challenge site on someone's blog (sorry can't remember whose)
Their challenge is J is for Just as you like it (or anything goes).
One of the sponsors is The Paper Shelter so I used one of their digi stamps.  I love their stamps.
I embossed the pink card with a Stampin Up embossing folder.  Printed out the background and the digi stamp "The Florist" from The Paper Shelter.  Coloured the stamp with copic marker (skin) and Tria Markers (the rest).  Added flowers and brad and attached to pink card.  Stamped Stampin Up "Happy Birthday" onto pink card, punched with Stampin up oval punch and layered onto green card punched with Stampin Up scallop oval and attached to background.  Then attached the pink embossed card to green card.

I have been a bit more productive yesterday and today.  Yesterday made two cards and today have made two cards so far.

Tuesday 19 March 2013

The Stamp Spot March challenge

The March challenge was make a card suitable for a child under 16.
Most of my cards are suitable for children or adults as I am mainly a cute stamper.
This card I have made for a cyber friend in Canada who is in the Bear Lovers stamping yahoo group where our cards have to have a bear somewhere.
I have embossed blue card with Stampin Up embossing folder, used Creative Memories Mini Hexagon maker to cut the hexagon's out of "Me to You with love" 6x6 paper pack which I received free with Simply Cards No 53.  Have stamped the La La Lands "Sweet Friends Marci" onto white card and coloured with Copics (hair, skin and boots), distress maker (bear) and Tria markers (the rest).  Have cut out Marci and attached her to the card.  Cut out the sentiment and attached with paw print brads.

Cuddlebug Cuties

I am late posting my card for the Cuddlebug Cuties Linky Sunday
You will need to scroll down on to go to it and the free images.
This is the card I made
I made the background with distress stains, stamped Stampin Up "Happy Birthday" and La La Land "Hollyhocks" which I coloured with Tria markers.  Put lace border fence across card.  Stamped Cuddlebug Cuties "Ty" on another piece of card, hair and skin coloured with copics and the rest and with Tria markers, cut out and layered onto card.
I have 6 Copics only.

Monday 18 March 2013

My card for Lacy Sunshine challenge No 4 Layer it up

This is my card for Lacy Sunshine challenge No 4 - Layer it up

I used Lacy Sunshine digi stamp "Anastasia with poppies" by Heather Valentin (which Heather kindly offered as a free digi for this challenge) onto white card coloured skin with copic marker, hair with distress marker, yellow flowers with Sugarloaf Whispers Strokes marker and everything else with Tria markers and layered it onto pink card.  I cut a oval out of the poppy paper and layered it over the white card.  I printed  the flowers several times and layered them onto the stamp and around the oval.  Also layered the leaf and flower on the hat.  Stamped Stamp World "Best Wishes" and punched out with Stampin Up 7/8" scallop circle punch, coloured edge and use Martha Stewart punch to punch leaf. is the official and only authorized shop for Heather Valentin digital stamps and more.

Sunday 17 March 2013

Feeling Sketchy Challenge No 51

Sketch No 51 will be up on the Feeling Sketchy blog tomorrow (Monday).  (It is nearly tomorrow as it is 11.45 pm here in Sydney on Sunday night.
I am putting my card on my blog now as I am not too good in the mornings.
 This is the sketch
White card sponged with milled lavender distress ink.  Stampin Up paper coloured with gelly roll pen.  Lucy's stamp "Thinking of you" and Stamp It Stamp "Afternoon Stroll" stamped with Seedless Preserve Distress Ink.  Added washi tape.

I was going to do a scrapbook page as well to this sketch but ran out of time.  
I hope that you will join in the challenge this week.

Saturday 16 March 2013

Lollipop Ladies Challenge No 64

Hello everyone happy Saturday.  Today is my day to post my project for the challenge on Lollipop Ladies No 64 - Daisy Lollipops with the additional challenge of Stripes
This is the card I made

This is the inspiration photo 
I have used "Dots and Daisies" and "Red" papers from
Lacy Sunshine Stamp "Blossom" by Heather Valentin. is the official and only authorised shop to sell Heather Valentin stamps.
The verse is from Daisy digi doodle stamp set "Bearin Daisies"

Guest design spots are able to be won each fortnight and our sponsor this fortnight is Forever Markers & Craft Supplies (thanks to Jane) the prize is a Pink SMASH book with tag book.  (Prize will only be offered if 7 or more entries partake in the challenge).  There are only 3 entries so far.
So come along and join in the challenge.  It will be closing on Tuesday.

Friday 15 March 2013

Annabelle Stamps blog hop

Annabelle stamps is having a blog hop today and 25% off all floral stamp sets for one week only
Go over and look at all the lovely cards by the design team.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Scrapbook Boutique March challenge
Scrapbook Boutique challenge for March - create a project using the theme Easter and use this photo as inspiration

This is the layout I made using the colours and the stripes in the inspiration photo.
I typed the title and journaling on the computer.  Used Alison Ellis Design paper "Make a Splash - Ocean stripes".  Stamped eggs from Hero Arts clear stamp set CL305.
Stamped La La Land "Easter Bunny Marci" available to purchase at

Monday 11 March 2013

Feeling sketchy No 50.

I Just remembered I hadn't put my layout on my blog for the design team for Feeling Sketchy No 50

Things are a little different this month over at Feeling Sketchy.  We have a weekly prize up for grabs!! Yes your chance to win a little bit of scrapping goodness every week!!
We are also offering anyone who plays along with ALL of our challenges in March to join us as a Guest DT. We hope these will entice you to play along each week.
So hop over to the blog and have a go.  We have some fabulous sketches coming up!
This is my layout for No 50

 This is the sketch which will be on the Feeling Sketch site soon.
The photo is of my eldest daughter Lynda and her daughter Sian holding the drawing my other daughter Angela's daughter Emily drew as a Christmas present for Lynda.  Lynda's hair is just growing back after loosing it all through chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.  It was sad for us as this was our first Christmas without Lynda's husband Andrew who died suddenly in the middle of her treatment.  She managed to smile for the photo as she wanted Sian to enjoy Christmas.
I used digi Christmas Paper from Bearly Mine Designs and made the triangle on the computer.  The stars on the right top of the photo are punched with  Stampin Up punches.

I can't draw at all but my grand daughter Emily (16) is very good at drawing.  

This the quick birthday card Emily made for my husband Tony with a cartoon picture of him wearing his Black Stump T Shirt.  Tony goes as a volunteer site manager every October long weekend to Black Stump which is a Christian Music Festival where everyone camps in tents for the weekend.  It starts Friday afternoon and finishes on the Monday afternoon.

Does anyone else have a gremlin in their house who is always moving things.   Before posting this I spent 15 minutes looking for the folder which has all the sketches and a note of what I have used for my card or page.
I found it in a place I am sure I didn't put it.

Have a good week everyone.

Sunday 10 March 2013

Besties challenge No 8

My card for Besties challenge No 8 - use lace with a Bestie
I have used Cuttlebug embossing folder "daisies", lace from my stash, Besties digi stamp "Dress Up Party" by Sherri Baldy.  Flowers and a brad.

Saturday 9 March 2013

The Paper Shelter Challenge 102

This is my card for The Paper Shelter challenge 102 punches and dies
I have stamped Stampin Up stamp onto mauve card.  Embossed green card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Stamped The Paper Shelter digi stamp "Make a Wish" and coloured with distress markers and tria markers and chalk.  Cut out with Stamp in Up "framelit" die.  Punched EK success medium and small flowers and Carl butterfly and coloured them with tria markers.
Go over to The Paper Craft Shelter and have a look at all the lovely cards made for this challenge.

Tiddly Inks challenge No 105

This is my card for Tiddly Inks challenge No 105 - clean and simple
I made a quick simple card.
I have used Tiddly Inks digi stamps "Celebrate Joyfully" and Emma's flowers" coloured with copic markers, distress markers and tria markers.  Stamp World "Happy Birthday) and washi tape.

Friday 8 March 2013

Spring fairy card

This morning I made this card for One Sweet Challenge March challenge- a spring card using Pink, yellow and green and I have used a Sweet Pea stamp.

and though that it also fits the Flutterby Wednesday challenge No 230- anything goes as long as there is a fairy or butterfly.  I have used a fairy and butterflies.

I have used butterflies embossing folder, Sweet Pea digital stamp "Blue Fairy" by Meredith Dillman coloured with copics, distress pen, Tria markers and gelly roll pens.  You can't see the glitter of the gelly roll pens on the wings and butterflies in the scan.  Carl butterfly punch, flowers and brads.

I only made one card today.  I watched an old movie "Beach Party Bingo" on TV this afternoon and then I had to go for a MRI scan on my knee at the hospital.  I was there just after 5pm for my 5.30 pm appointment but someone else came in that didn't have an appointment who had to be fitted in between patients as soon as possible so I had to wait till 6.30 before they started.  I didn't get home till 7.30 pm.  I have to go back on Sunday morning for the scan on my back and hips.  I hope I don't have to wait as long then.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Joint Blog Hop Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks

Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks are having a joint blog hop on 14-15 March.  Have a look at the message on

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Trimgym March challenge

The challenge on Trimgym was create something NOT JUST A CARD and use an image from Trimgym

I have made a simple scrapbook page
I have used Trimgym paper "Fly dragon fly" and Daffodil decoupage.  Title done in word art on the computer.  My grand daughter Briana is 22 months old in these photos.  She is now 4 and still loves to draw.

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenge No 3.

This is my card for Lacy Sunshine Challenge No 3 Double Trouble

I have used the free image kindly sent to me for this challenge by Heather.  I have coloured it with distress markers.  Mountains is a PSX stamp stamped once and a half.  Unfortunately they do not make stamps anymore.  The rest of the background is made with distress stains and distress pens.  My eyes are not too good so my colouring is not the best.  I am going to make this card into a book for one of  the boys in my Stamps 'n' Stuff bookclub.

Monday 4 March 2013

Unscripted Sketches No 200

Unscripted Sketches No 200 sketch and piggyback challenge make something to the sketch other than a card.
I have done a scrapbook page
 This is the sketch

I have used two different digital scrapbooking paper pads from The Paper Shelter.  The left hand one is from "Lovely Bugs" 6x6 paper pad, and the right is from "Sophie in the Country" 6x6 paper pad.  The flowers on the right hand side have been cut from the "Lovely bugs" paper. Martha Stewart leaf punch.  I am very behind with my scrapbooking.  I have cut down photos of my grand daughter Brianna taken in 2010 when she was 2.

Sunny Challenges SC074/13 Easter

This is my card for Sunny Challenges SC074/13 Easter
 This is the sketch which is landscape.  I have turned it around and done it portrait
I have used Cuddlebug Cuties free digital stamp "Trisha", Easter egg paper, 2 ribbons and Stampin Up stamp "Happiness Always".  I coloured Trisha with Distress markers.  My colouring is not too good as my eyes are not well tonight.

Imagine that challenge 2

For joining challenge 1 I received two lovely free digis "Jayla" and "Kathleen" and a round verse
I also bought some digi paper from her store "Luck of the Irish"
This is the card I made with the free digis and one piece of the bought paper.  Plus used Stampin Up punches.

You can still join in the challenge if you buy the stamp set and then you will receive free images for the next challenge.

Feeling Sketchy No 49 and Scrapbook Stamp Society

Hello Sketchy Followers.  The month of March is here at Feeling Sketchy, and we have decided to change things up a little bit.  For this month only, we are going to have WEEKLY prizes...what!!! you say.  Yes, we are giving you the chance to win a wonderful prize kindly donated by our very own Jessica, EACH week.  .  What great news for you all!!!!  We are also offering anyone who plays along with ALL of our challenges in March to join us as a Guest DT.  We hope these will entice you to play along each week.

So onto this weeks challenge.  We have a lovely new sketch for you to play with this week thanks to the talents again of the lovely Jessica (she has been a busy Sketchette). 

 This is my card for the design team
I have used Cuttlebug embossing folders "daisies" "swiss dots" on the light and dark pink card.  Crafts Concepts "wings" on the punched butterfly,  flowers and brads.  Digital stamp "Fairy Dust 0002" by Morgan Fitzsimmons.  You can buy her now at'
Plus Stampin Up stamp "Happiness Always"

I hope you will come along and join us each week at

I am also entering this card into the Scrapbook Stamp Society March challenge on

I usually make a separate card for each challenge but this card I made for Feeling Sketchy was just right for the Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge.

Sunday 3 March 2013

Cuddlebug Cuties

I made this quick card today with one of the free images from Cuddlebug Cuties "Trisha"
and made it into a book for one of the children in my Stamps 'n' Stuff bookclub.

I also used digi paper from The Paper Shelter 6x6 shopping girl paper pad.and Ferngully Stamp "Have a Nice Day"

Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party is now up.  Come along and join in

My card for Muse challenge 6

I made a card for Muse challenge 6 but lost track of the time and didn't post it in time for the challenge the voting is open now on

 This is the lovely inspiration card by Deanna
I used the sketch and the flowers as my inspiration.
I used Crafts Too embossing folder "Butterfly frame".  "With Sympathy" from a clear stamp set.  flowers, brads and Martha Stewart leaf punch.
I have to make 2 sympathy cards this weekend.  One for a friend's mother and another for another friend's husband