Friday, January 28, 2011

New Arrival

Our lovely friends in Wellington ,New Zealand are expecting their first child in April .I don't know if the baby is Arthur or Martha .This is the first card obviously for a boy,I will make another one in pink .

Get Sketchy - challenge 71 - Layout used
Creative Inspirations - challenge 96 -Buttons and Bows .The tiny foot on this card is also a button along with two more and a bow.
Pear Tree Designs - challenge 33 - Blue -This is my second card for this challenge.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peace Dove

This card is for the challenges at
Pear Tree Designs - challenge 33 - Blue -The bird and butterfly are hand cut,I've added a touch of lilac which goes quite well with the blue.
The Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge -January -challenge 5 - Anything goes
Stamping Vacation - Colour Combo- Light Blue and Purple

Monday, January 24, 2011

Prize winner

I hope you all had a great weekend ,I did two bike rides and boy does my bum feel sore .The fatter the bum the more that little saddle digs in .

I said last week I would give a small prize to the person who left the most comments last year and that would be ( drum roll please ) "Merry " . I would of course like to thank ALL the people who kindly took their time to leave me a message .Special thanks to Annie,Jan, Kirsty,Kristina and Maria who pop by more than most,it means a lot.

More pink

Another pink card ,I'm not sure why but pink seems to be on most of my cards. at the moment. The paper is Michelle Powell and the image is from DZ Doodles,cut out and raised on sticky pads,done with water colours. The pocket is made from chopping down an old envelope ,sewing the edges together and attaching to two layers of coloured card.The flowers are made with a Stampin Up stamp and cut out, the tag says 'With Love'

DZ Doodles - challenge 2
Fuzzy Wuzzy- challenge 5 - anything goes including an animal.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A blonde moment

I had a look at the colour challenge at Papercraft Star and thought this would be a pretty card to enter. I didn't read the recipe that went with it , my card should have had two of the following items ribbons,stamped image ,embossing and a die cut. Always read the instructions properly before you start .

Friday, January 21, 2011

All patched up

Another quick post .I always seem to be busy these days ,I don't think I do more I'm just slower at what I do, If you know what I mean.

Crafty Creations -challenge 102 -It's a bird thing ,along with spots and the colour green .
Creative Inspirations- challenge 95 - Patchwork
Cooking It Up With Katie - challenge 45 -Cute -Green - Brads
Stamping Vacation - Rockin Robin -This cute little robin is from Inkadinkado and strutting his stuff.
Quirky Crafts- challenge 2 - In the Spring garden -use pink and green.

Have a great weekend ,I will be looking through my comments over the past 12 months and a pressie will be given to the person who sent the most. I think I know who it is already but I will check this weekend.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Pretty in Pink

The weekend is almost here and on Saturday I'm going out on my new bike. I only cycle off the main road as I'm a bit wobbly and not very confident ,I guess this is what happens when you didn't get your first bike until the age of 45. Enough of that and on to the card

The image is a freebie from Priscilla Styles which I've had for a while .The paper is just a mixed pack from my local discount store and a corner stamp on more pink paper. I'm not sure the tassel is doing anything but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Cupcake Inspirations - challenge 94 -This weeks colours are pink,black and white. I could never bring myself to eat these wonderful cupcake creations or could I ! Take a look for yourself.

The Lollipop Ladies -challenge 12 -Allsorts of things -Licorice Allsorts to be precise . I love the pink squares ,just yummy.

Stamping Vacation - Clean and Simple - 3 of anything -I've gone for flowers .

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Our home is filled with love

I've struggled with this one , the colour scheme is not really a mix I would go for. the stitching around the edges of the card and house is done by hand. My camera hasn't picked up the red colour very well. It is what it is !
The Kraft Journal - Make it Monday- theme -Family -that starts at home.
Over at CR84FN -colour challenge 11 -Red ,Kraft and Brown -An unusual combination but I thought I would give it a try.

Monday, January 17, 2011

With Love

I hope you all had a good weekend,this is just a quick post before I go off and cook dinner.
Colour Create- challenge 62 - Pink ,Blue Grey and White - A lovely combination.
Southern Girls - challenge 10 - Totally loved up.
The Crafty Pad -challenge 104 - Something New - The stamp I've used on the white border and top of sentiments tag.

Friday, January 14, 2011

So lovely

Papercraft Star -challenge 28 -the layout above.

365 Cards - day 316 - Pure Elegance - I was so impressed by the card from Gloria I had to grab the idea and make a similar card.
This beautiful silhouette is from The Vintage Moth - Just look under black and white for this one.

Sweet Blossoms- A daisy I think

This card is for the challenge at Creative Inspirations- challenge 94 -photo inspired using blue,brown and white.The centres of the flowers have a small amount of glitter which is difficult to see,the light is not so good today for taking piccies.

Bright 'n' Cheery

This bright cheery card is for two challenges ;
Inspirational Card Sketches - sketch 97 shown above.
The Lollipop Ladies - challenge 11 -Hey Jube - the small flowers on the fence have a tiny sparkle dot in the centre.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Anything you want in BROWN

I'm not really a brown person and my first thought was to pass on this challenge ,why would anybody want a brown card.
Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic challenge - BROWN -the paper is from a blue/brown co ordinating pack WOODLAND by Heidi Grace- Fiskars.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What a miserable lot you are

A BIG BIG thank you to the seven people who played along .What a miserable lot the rest of you are . Judging by the guesses left I should have had a face lift instead of a bicyle for my birthday lol ,questions on age can only lead to tears.

Two people were close but the winner who gave the right answer of 55 is Ann Marie Lessner .

I share my birthday with some very famous people including the late Elvis Presley, the very clever Stephen Hawking,the singers David Bowie and Shirley Bassey.If you have a birthday on January 8th check out this site to find more famous people who share this date.


This card is for Digital Tuesday - challenge 92 - Shop till you drop. All the paper is from a mixed pack from my local discount store. The sentiment is my digi bit as the image is a stamp. I made two tags .I prefer the top one,the oval is a bit big.

Monday, January 10, 2011

My birthday gift -Candy giveaway

A little gift for one of my 46 followers. I have a birthday this week and I would like to share it with my followers and give away some craft stuff. Pop along to my comments box and tell me how old you think I am. The piccie on my blog was taken six months ago so that should help. How easy is that.

The prize will include papers,ribbons,a stamp ,some chipboard shapes .I will be making a trip to my local craft shop and will add other things as well.

I will leave this post at the top until Monday 10th January.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Retail Therapy

It's hard to see but I've used lots of chocolate brown and creams on this card. It was supposed to be for the JUGS challenge but I missed the deadline cos I was ironing ,don't you just hate that.

Time is running out if you want some Candy

I think you all got way too much stuff at Christmas as only 3 people have left a comment about my age.

Maria thinks I am 63 (is she right) as I have travelled a lot ; My travels have all been since 1992 .

I have 2 tattoos and my nose is pierced-is this relevant ?

I met my husband in 1992 but have only been married 12 years.

I got a new Bicycle for my birthday .

Friday, January 7, 2011

Button up

This card is for a couple of challenges

365 Cards -day - 308 - super sketchy Sunday -I've been very good and haven't added anything extra. The pretty paper was in a mixed pack of from my local K-Mart.
A new challenge site 'Do you stack up ? challenge 1 - Cute as a button .
Have a great weekend .

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Beginnings

My first card for 2011. A little cutie using an image from Meljens ,done with water colours.

Quirky Crafts - challenge 1 - New Beginnings .
Stamping Vacation - Sketch Therapy - I used the layout for this card.
Southern Girls - challenge 9 - Anything goes

If you follow my blog don't forget to enter my birthday give away, post at top of page.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope you have all recovered from your Christmas and New Year Celebrations. NYE was very quiet for me . I spent the previous day doing a long walk on the beach and I think I had too much sun , it was a beautiful day but I do have some sunburn.
Yesterday I was watching a video on making flowers from pipe cleaners ( sorry I could only find these Christmas ones). My pipe cleaners are 30cm long and try as I might I couldn't make the flowers which Bev demonstrates ,I think I must have fat fingers as I couldn't complete the second half. If you have the same problem fasten 3 pencils together with a rubber band ,these now replace your fingers and off you go.
To every problem there is a solution.