Tuesday, January 9, 2024

you may not like this one

We aways make baby cards with soft pale colours and rightly so but today I'm being a rebel. The camera hasn't picked up the pink on the flowers very well, they were originally white but I wanted them the same pink as I used on the image.Ellie elephant is from Alex Syberia.

Passion for Markers week 720 - New beginnings.WELL MY CARD MADE TOP 5 SO THE DARK COLOUR WAS NOT SUCH A BAD IDEA

Time Out challenge 254 their theme is New .

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Just for you with flowers

I think this die is called fine line flowers from Kaisercraft. I thoght it was lovely when I bought it many years ago but there not many ways to create a card with it. I was watching a video from Therese Calvrid where an outline flower die was used and dug my mine out to make a card..

Lets Craft and Create challenge 203 'a penny for your thoughts' - add a sentiment

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Fairy kitten

This is the fairy kitten from 'A Day For Daisies'. Such a cute image and for dog lovers there is a cute sausage dog with wings. I've had both the images for a long time but I noticed they are still available. The kitty body is plain so you can add stripes or patches as you wish. Artistic licence is a wonderful thing so my kitty can have a pink nose and ears.

Butterfly challenge 190 Fairy time again -  The yellow paper has butterflies which I thought would be fun as your challenge usually features butterflies. 


Friday, December 15, 2023

black 'n' white wreath

 I was trying to get a better pic of the glass shapes I have stuck on this card but when they are clear it's very hard. Some are square and some are round. The wreath die is old and reminds me of stag horns, I seem to have thrown away the package it came it but possibly kaisercraft.

ABC christmas challenge -  Y and Z - So Zebra ,black n white / stripes.

Crafty Gals Corner -  challenge 250 tis the season

Christmas Craft Creations - christmas decorations

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

a gloomy day

I use a small red canon camera for my pics and the gold card has picked up the reflection from the camera and my hands. I did make a second card with a larger bauble and no gold card which is in a previous post.

 a little santa die - I made 2 of these cards as  I loved the bauble paper .

December is the start of Summer here in Tasmania and whilst mainland Australia has extreme temps we don't do too badly here. When we have a really hot day we usually get a storm to cool things down . Today is one of those days and the storm has taken out the power . I had  started cooking a beef rendang for dinner but that will be put on hold until tomorrow as I have to go out this afternoon  . Maybe a  quick chicken stir fry if the power is back on by 8pm.

Embossed bauble

Sometimes simple is best. I love the white and gold ( but not too much gold ) . The dies were still out from making other cards so another quick card came together. Are you like me I find making festive cards a breeze but anything else and  I struggle to come up with ideas. 

Allsorts challenge  week 758 - I spy something beginning with "B". A pretty snowflake bauble.

a snowy christmas

 a quick card in the making- Die cut trees, house and a sentiment- the snow mound is embossed with snowflakes. The house and one tree raised on sticky pads the sentiment cut out 3 times and stacked. I added a few sparkles to some of the snowflakes in the background paper.  I made a few of these as they came out better than expected.

Simon Says Stamps -   Monday challenge .Use dies in DieCember - The little house die is from Sizzix , the sentiment is a die from Hunky Dory . I don't have the packet for the trees so unsure of origin.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Australian Birds


 Last weekend I went to a market in a local village hall where a stall was selling lots of new unused red rubber stamps on wooden blocks  for just $1. This is a large stamp 14cm across from Krafty Lady ,  The photo is a bit disappointing colourwise as the enamel dots are green to match the gumtree leaves. I tried mounting the panel on coloured cardstock to add a bit of interest, but it just did not work. Less is more on the occasion.

Considering the stamps were just $1 why did I only buy 2 . The second stamp is a large sunflower. I had a look on E-bay and the stamps were listed as $16 to $20 -  so a real bargain.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Lilac time

Who still has some of these - I won this set many years ago in a blog challenge.  I guess postage was a lot cheaper then.  Anyhow I dug them out and made this little card. I thought I would add some glitter and just as I had finished, I dropped the container, glitter all over my black hoodie and trackpants - what a mess. I thought about stripping off to my undies but my craft space is at the front of the house with only a white picket fence for privacy. I think the glitter will be here for some time.

Creative Knockouts challenge 504 - 2 or more papers -  I used 3 papers and despite the accident with the glitter I think the card is cute so I will make a few more for my charity box.


Friday, September 22, 2023

relax it's your birthday

Allsorts challenge 746 -  Masculine . or A/G

 How do you make a drab image and bird come to life. It's not easy , I stamped this image 4 times and tried adding a little colour to the bird  greys and blues  , I tried greys and browns - I also tried adding some gold pen to foliage to make bullrush shapes which I managed to smudge .  I think this one came out ok with lots of inking around the edges.


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Flowers from the garden

I love a crafty bargain - I bought this stamp ( from Colorado crafts ) unopened from my local charity shop for $1 - it measures 9cm tall so it's a good size. Coloured with markers.

Triple B-  Birds Butterflies and Blooms - September


Soft tones for a butterfly

 Lots of soft colours on this card . The butterfly and the design on the white card were embossed in gold. Coloured with marker  pens.

Stamping Sensations- September challenge - Garden delights

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Autumn colours

 I love all the colours in this card but it does look a bit flat even though the plants are on sticky pads. I've added lots of tiny gold dots around the circles but it seems to be missing something. Any suggestions ?

Double D challenge Fall plaids - I love a good plaid - the shirt I'm wearing today is blue plaid .

birthday cake

 Lots of dies in making this card - the cake die is a cheapie from Darice called 'birthday cake' which I cut twice and layered to make  a tall cake. The cake stand is actually the base for a birdcage from Kaisercraft and the balloons and words are from a die cutting magazine.It's a bit hard to see but the balloons say 4 you.

Allsorts challenge 745 - A/G or die cuts . 

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Peach and gray

I need a pale grey paper for the background but could only fine this piece of dark grey cardstock .I drew a few lines with a black fine liner pen then added white ink to soften the whole thing.


black and white greetings

Well this was fun- I used a few markers and scribbled some lines in greys and black , the uneven lines messed with my head, so I used a die to cut a straight panel . I don't remember where the dies for the snowflakes or the banner came from but with a little silver card it was a quick card to make.

Allsorts  challenge -week 745 A/G or use die cuts- 

Passion for Markers - week 706- Christmas in September


Monday, September 4, 2023

So sweet bear

 This red rubber stamp is very old but such a cutie , I bring it out now and then. As usual with me I coloured the image then wondered if I had any paper to match for the background - in  the end I made the plaid background so at least I know the colours are right.

Creative Knockouts -    challenge 502 - this is an extra challenge so anything goes with a prize from Beccy's Place.