Thursday, April 28, 2011

Special Birthday Wishes

It was very sunny when I took the pic so here is a section which shows the paper and piercing better.

The patterned paper is from Kaiser Crafts.I've combined two digi images for the circle and sentiment,the ribbon is from my stash.A few green gems to finish.

Pear Tree -challenge 46 -Colourful -no dark colours .

A quick thank you to the Stamping Boutique as I won 5 images in their last weekly challenge. They have some great images ,I'm struggling to pick my favourites.You don't have to use their images to enter challenges but if you do then you two entries.

Easter Break

This was taken from a high viewpoint on our way from Queenstown .We were above the mist and the sun seems to be bursting through,an unusual pic.

Hogarth Falls in Strahan.

Plenty of crashing waves for the surfers.

The Gordon river was very calm and we took some great pics showing the reflections.

Sign at the ferry crossing.

I hope you all had a good break over the Easter weekend.We had 5 days so we went off to the North East of Tasmania ,most of which is a World Heritage area and very beautiful .We stayed in Stanley at the local Hotel where they serve excellent food and have very comfortable accommodation. We made our way further South to Corinna and crossed the Pieman River on small two car ferry,our final destination was Strahan were we stayed a few days. We took a six hour boat trip on the Gordon River which was both beautiful and interesting.We took a different route back home through Queenstown and the Great Lakes.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Blooms

The flower image is from DZ Doodles and the paper on the front and the sentiment are Kaiser Craft.I used coloured pencils and ink on the image.

City Crafter -challenge 53- Gate Card

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

I've used a card with an aperture ,the paper is from a cheap jumbo pack .Flower cart image is from The Stamping Boutique ,the sentiment is two acrylic stamps I've put together,the flower is a button.

Crafty Creations -challenge 114 -Paper Piecing -I've just done the little umbrella.

The Stamping Boutique- challenge 4 -Green,Purple and Pink .

Stamping Vacation -Fancy Button -

Chillin out Dude

I rarely make cards for men and almost never for teenage boys .Ive already entered one card into the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers but thought I would have another go as I have quite a few images that have been sent to me by a friend .When I looked I thought this young man reminded me of Nicholas Lyndhurst ( Rodney in Only Fools and Horses).All the papers are Kaiser Craft.The letters I cut from an old calendar ,I just wanted the word CHILLIN without the G but that gave me an uneven number of letters .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pay it foreward with RAK'S

Over at Merry's blog is the chance to win a litle something for yourself and give a little to two other people.Then the two other people also give a little gift to two other people. It would be interesting to see how long this lasts and how many Countries the RAK'S go to.

You can read more about the original post on Merry's blog.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Music Saves My Soul with rattlin bones

Good to have you back in the land of the living Marcea.No computer is like having a limb amputated, how did we ever manage before .I'm not a real fan of any genre/ band /singer,I can merrily sing all the words to my favourite songs and not have any clue who performs them .Pop along to Marcea's Music Saves My Soul and add your favourites.

Enjoy your weekend .

Friday, April 15, 2011


A quick Thank You to Sandie and also NettieG's as I have won prizes from them both over the past few weeks. All the patterned papers ,the flower and the sentiment are from Kaiser Craft.

Inspirational Card Sketches- challenge 110 -
Crafts and Me -challenge 30 -Ribbon
Rainbow Lady's - challenge 148 -Springtime - Greens and pinks sing out Spring is here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Permission to come aboard

The inside has a compass to complete the nautical theme.

Sorry I haven't been around for a while ,I still haven't finished my inserts or the craft room (I seem to be having a few health problems).

I bought this little ship in pack of nautical bits n bobs about 8 years ago ,yes I did say 8 years.Not that I'm a hoarder but I thought I might use them one day.The card blank already had the apperture .

Crafty Cardmakers -Cards for Teenage boys - Australia is a great place if you love fishing ,out in your tinny .

Stamping Vacation -What a Guy -Boating theme .

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baker street

Before I reveal my song choice this week I must say a big sorry to all my bloggy friends .My week was all mapped out -finish all the card inserts ,finish the big tidy up in the craft room , make a birthday card for my FIL ,pop by and leave lots of lurv on your blogs.The only thing I managed was the birthday card and that was still wet when I put in the envelope and dropped it in the mail box ,that's when I realised I didn't take a photo .A whole week has passed and I have nothing to show you.Enjoy the rest of your weekend ,I've just got back from a long weekend in Hobart ,went to the theatre and generally just chilled out .Enjoy my song pick -an oldie but a goodie -I just love the saxaphone.

Gerry Rafferty -Baker Street -sadly Gerry died earlier in the year.Come along and play with Marcea.