Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yummy Cupcake

The papers are all scraps so I don't know where they came from ,the cupcake and sentiments are from JustRite.I used an embossing tool and a coloured pencil to make my faux stitching.

The Shabby Tea Room - week 68 - My Favourite Things - Cupcakes -Gingham paper- spotty paper .
Card Patterns - Sketch 121 shown above.
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching -real or faux. I usually go for faux as I don't often get good results with my sewing machine.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


July 4th is the first challenge for UnstampaBelles.The only stamps allowed are for sentiments.This is a good chance to use your imagination and talent ,Iris Folding,Stitching,Bead Work to name a few.

Candy is on offer so pop along to their Blog UnstampaBelles and give your support.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

a bit of a boneshaker

The background paper is cobblestones is from a paperstack called Travel by Cre8tiv.
The bicycle image is from Graphic Fairy ,I burnt the edges of the paper over a candle ,what a smell.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - More lovin for men- Create a male card

Monday, June 27, 2011

Game On

Grey background paper is 'Paris da Vinci Grey from Frances Meyer.
Ball images are from wrapping paper, I mounted them on black card and used sticky dots to raise them up.
Wish stamp from Kaisercraft.

Crafts 4 Eternity - recipe 25 - Sporty theme .
Crafty Sentiments - Monochrome challenge.
Samuel Taylors -challenge for June- Male cards .

Gone Fishing

Paper - double sided gift wrap.
Stamp behind fish is from Just Rite.
The fish was a free image from some kind person ,unfortunately I haven't saved it.I used water colour pencils.
Sentiment tag done on computer. A star eyelet and a bit of cord.

Incy Wincy Designs- they have a blog hop and a theme of Summertime Blues.

Creations by Gill - challenge 10 -To use the colour BLUE -perfect for a mans card.
Colour Create -challenge 73 -Blue, Grey and White .
Jay Gee's Nook - challenge 9 -Inspired by the photo above.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Polar Bears

Over the past two weeks WIN tv in Australia have been showing 'Polar Bear ,Spy On The Ice',the footage brought back memories of the trip we made .Svalbard is 78 degrees North ,our journey took us to 90 degrees North -the geographic North Pole.My husband Steve took these pictures.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Keep trying

A few months ago I submitted lots of cards to the above magazine ,I didn't make the grade to get my ideas published but I did get an entry in the readers gallery.Back to the craftroom .

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Taste of Summer

Winter has just started here in the Southern Hemisphere and I can only dream of the warm weather to come in a few months time.I treated myself to some new stamps yesterday and this flower stem is one of them.

Pear Tree Designs - challenge 52 -Summer Delights
The Corrosive Challenge - number 119 -Summer Colours
CREATIONS by Gill -challenge 8 -Pink and Green with Flowers.
Drunken Stampers - challenge 70 -Birthdays
Dutch Dare - challenge 115 -Inspired by photo at top of post.I love all the colours.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wedding Day

Photo inspiration from Papercraft Star.

This beautiful stamp is from Eclectic Images ,they have some unusual stamps ,their Fashion Ladies are lovely.

Sorry I've gone overboard with the pictures but it's very dull today and I couldn't get a good one to show the detail. The stamp I used on the front of the card is shown stamped in black so that you can see the details.I used vanilla ink for the swirls which matches the vanilla paper exactly.A touch of lace behind the aperture and some flats pearls add a little detail.

Papercraft Star -challenge 48 -Use the photo to inspire a wedding card and\or a masculine card.
C.R.A.F.T.- challenge 105 -Wedding /Love