Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All my favourite colours in a necklace

I bought the large beads from a garage sale in South Australia .I loved the colours but it was such a small pack ,not enough really to make anything .In my stash I had a few pearls of different colours ,blue ,green and brown which I mixed in to make this necklace .

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A bit fruity and drunk

I posted last week that I had only a very small piece of Christmas cake left ,by Saturday evening it was all gone,Steve had a a very sad face and a full tummy.Cake number two has been made for a few days now and has had a couple of alcoholic drinks,by the end of the week it should covered in almond paste and icing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A bit of beading

Thought I'd try my hand at making a bracelet , not bad for a first attempt .Next time I will try and thread the beads on shirring elastic so it won't need a clasp.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Not your usual Christmas colours

A bit of a change from the red/green or blue/silver combo .The paisley paper is from a stack called 'Rosies Wedding '. I've used a red Promarker to colour the silver sticker.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

back to the kitchen

I think we may have started our Christmas celebrations a little early ,this is all that remains of the cake I made in October.It's full of fruit ,moist and yummy but it never got to the almond paste and icing.Personally I prefer this  light colour ,the very dark cake can be a bitter and has an almost burnt taste. Off to buy more fruit this afternoon and back to the kitchen. I really should have made two in October .

Christmas wishes

I've used my favourite stamp to make these pretty cards. I used Promarkers to colour them and a Copic pale grey to go around the outside edges of the leaves .I happily coloured them all and then had to go through my stash to find some paper ,I only had enough star pattern for 3 and the 4th is a white dot design . All the petals have a sprinkle of white glitter which is just visible and then finished off with pearls or diamonds gems.I added some tiny silver stickers -peace -joy-hope.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

It seems an age since I last posted but I have been busy .The past two weekends I have been away (Hobart and Sydney ) to music concerts which were very good . One of our local aged care homes had a twilight fair on Friday afternoon and as I was in Sydney I couldn't volunteer but I did donate over 100 cards for them to sell.I need to get my brain in Christmas mode and post my cards before it's too late . I've tried several times today to make some cards but my mojo is all gone.

My little tree stickers started out silver and I coloured them with a Promarker in two different shades of green then stuck them onto a triangle of red card.The printed paper is 'Script ' from the 'Timeless Collection' at Kaisercraft. I raided my ribbon stash for the bows and used some red holograph sticky back plastic (comes on a roll ,the stuff you cover books with ) for the stripes.Not sure where the green paper came from.

UnstampaBelles - challenge  18- Christmas

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

One for the Road

Over at The Lollipop Ladies challenge 59 is all about cars with the addition of stripes. Ive gone with two shades of grey teamed with purple and black. Our sponsor is Annabelle Stamps who are offering a $10 voucher for their store.

Monday, November 19, 2012

ProMarker giveaway

How would you like to win a full set of these fab marker pens - 148 pens in great colours. Pop along to Going Buggy for all the details .This is open until November 18th -. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW POSTS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's your birthday -pineapple is on the menu

  The Lollipop Ladies challenge 58 is inspired by pineapples and triangles .Our sponsor is Mad For Markers and a GD spot is also on offer.  I stamped the paper for the dungarees with a free stamp from a UK craft   magazine.My triangles were made using a HOTP template called diamond folds  .                                      

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shop till you drop

The Lollipop Ladies challenge 57 is inspired by Aniseed Rings (which I love) and Black 'n' White.Our sponsor is Annabelle Stamps and there is also a GD spot available.My paper is Posh by Teresa Collins and the stamp and sentiment are from Grace Taylor . Come and join in the fun with our sweet challenge.                  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sticky post until Oct 19th

CAS-ual Fridays have a new exciting challenge blog coming your way .You can help them spread the news and maybe win yourself a great prize as well. Pop over to their blog and see all the details of how you can join in the fun. Scroll down for new posts until 19th Oct.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Show us your curves


Challenge 56 at The Lollipop Ladies is all about Curves with Chupa Chups  .Our sponsor is Mad For Markers ,3 digi images are on offer plus are GD spot.

I've used my favourite colour combo of brown and teal. Two circles and a curvy butterfly are the focus point. All the papers are from different places but work well together.Some of the stars on the butterfly are teal  but they don't show up so well in my pic.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday already.

 Wednesday already,almost a week since my last post,time flies when you are having      fun.The weather has been beautiful and my time has been spent in the garden planting seeds , seedlings and generally getting the garden tidied after the winter.All my winter  duvets are  washed and ready to store away. 
All papers used are from Kaisercraft
Mojo Monday -challenge 261 -sketch as shown
Amusing challenges - anything goes
 Papercraft Star - anything goes

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy heart ,happy home

 Paper from Pebbles,a heart punch and rub on lettering. If you were wondering why the house isn't in the middle of the card it's because I wanted the flowers to show through the windows.

Amusing challenges - sketch above -the shape made me think of a house. Thanks to the team for my win last week.

Unstampabelles - challenge 15 -Dry embossing -My little house is swiss dots embossed.

Christmas Cheer

Over at the Lollipop Ladies we have challenge 55 -Mint Leaves + Glitter .I really shouldn't be in the same room as glitter ,I know later this evening I will look across at Steve and the glint in his eye will be glitter lol .As always a Guest Designer Spot is on offer and a $10 voucher to Annabelle Stamps -they have lots of great gems in fab colours.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Starlight ,Starbright

This is my first time using the new blogger and I'm not impressed ,I suppose I will sort it out eventually.I would have liked a bigger pic of the main card and a smaller pic of the bear.Well what do you know I've managed to change the size.
I've had a change from the usual card making and made my own background.The little bear is coloured with copics and promarkers .A touch of glitter on his boot,mitten,scarfe and hat.

Papercraft Star -challenge 113 - Use a star.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dress Shaped Card

The Crazy Challenge - 129 - Spots or Stripes .I've had this spotty paper for such a long time I don't know where it came from.

The Cutie Pie Challenge - 27 - Shaped Cards. This is my first attempt at a dress card.

Polka Doodles - week 37 - Ice Cream colours -Vanilla and Strawberry -Yum.

Charisma Cardz- challenge 36 - Shaped Cards . I think it would be cute to make lots of these on a smaller scale and use them as place settings for a little girly birthday party.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Who's a pretty birdie

The papers and the birdcage are all Kaisercraft.The little birds are done with a stencil before stamping.

Papercraft Star - challenge 112 - Include a birdcage.

Amusing Challenges - Colours challenge - Pink, Green and Brown.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lovely Lilac

Challenge 54 at The Lollipop Ladies -Gobstoppers -Pick a colour and stick with it.Our sponsor is Mad for Markers. The chandelier stamp is from Kaisercraft and it's been sitting around for over a year and this is the first time I've used it. I took 3 attempts to get it perfect and now I know why I don't often use stamps.

Tuesday Throwdown - challenge 115 -You're a Gem-That's not the best pic to show off the gems,I will have another go later.

Crafty Bloggers Network - challenge 3 - Purple -One of my favourite colours.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

back to school

Ok, if you read the last post I've stopped sulking,I haven't had any chocolate ,YET . I've cleared my craft table and had some lunch so here it is. I think my mistake was to add the bright pink tag .

Broken Box Stock - challenge 8 - Brown Bag - I printed flowers on my bag and coloured them which was not my best idea,the paper was so thin it got jammed in the printer so I had to stick the bag together,two sentiments are also on the brown paper bag.Thanks to BBS for the image.

Crafty Creations - challenge 186 - Back to School.

Incy Wincy - Back to School -Those dreaded exams -so pleased that part of my life is over.

Love to Create - challenge 31 -Back to School.

Wasted morning - off to get chocolate

I've just spent two hours printing ,colouring and cutting .I hate the finished card and don't have the enthusiam to have another go . The challenge is over at Broken Box and they have even provided a free digi along with instructions to use a paper bag .The challenge closes in 19 hours -Pop along and have a go- it's a cute image ,perfect for all the school challenges around at the moment . Well , I'm off to sulk and find chocolate .

Enjoy your weekend and if you love cooking a little something to make you smile. You don't need the sound on as it's all in Chinese .

Monday, September 3, 2012

Butterflies - Living Art

Created With Love - Friday Sketch -CWL have had 3 challenges this week and this is my last entry using the above sketch .

I seem to have brain freeze as this card uses the same colour combo as my previous post -who knew I liked pink -not me.

Friday, August 31, 2012

C-attitude - TV Critic

There is no such thing as cat owner -ain't that the truth but we love them to bits .

I paper pieced the chair and the cat I stuck on some very thick card so he is slightly raised , I tried him on some sticky pads but it was too high and didn't look right.

Created With Love - challenge 05 - Furry Friends - they have 3 challenges running this week ,Monday,Wednesday and Friday . You have to do all 3 challenges to win and entries must be in by Sunday .

Made Especially For You - Week 4 - Paper Piecing -I did the chair.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Candy time


There is Blog Birthday candy on offer from Sharon at Bonkers about Buttons .A gift certificate of $10.00 for Meljens Designs ,they have the cutest images.The draw closes on August 29th so be quick.

Rubber Boots -it's raining

A few years ago as part of a longer trip I spent a few days in Helsinki ,Finland .They take their rubber boots to a whole new level -shops full of every colour and pattern you could ever want . I really wanted a pair but space in my case was already tight.

Over at The Lollipop Ladies ,challenge 53 we have Sherbies and embossing .I have to confess I've never eaten a Sherbie. I struggled with this one as I'm not a fan of orange but my umbrellas worked quite well and pulled the whole thing together. Prize on offer $10.00 for Annabelle Stamps.

Craft Your Passion - challenge 125 - Emboss It -Dry or Wet -I'm not a great fan of wet embossing -so dry it is on my umbrellas which are wet.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

I rarely make Sympathy cards but when I do they have to be old school and quite respectful.I like to use black,grey,lilac , pale green and possibly lemon. I would only use bright colours if requested ,say pink for the death of a young girl .
Once the colour has been decided what to put on the front ,if you choose an image like my poppies then a short sentiment is best . For something a bit longer perhaps in a frame Psalm 48 is good as is Matthew 11.28 and whilst it's not pertaining to bereavement Psalm 23 'The lord is my Shepherd ' is very soothing to read.
If in doubt about the religious element then 'Our thoughts are with you at this sad time ' , or possibly 'With Deepest Sympathy ' .

Created With Love - challenge 4 - Sympathy - using text from the Bible.
The Pink Elephant - challenge 163 - Sympathy /Thinking of You

All ready for 2013

All ready for 2013 with this easel calendar -I wish ,at least I will know what the date is .The fashion plate is from graphic45 'fashionista collection' ' haute couture' . Vintage is a rub on from Quickmate and aptly called vintage .

Unstampabelles - challenge 14 - Paper flowers or flower in my case -I did make more than one but the paper is so busy it just didn't look right.

Robyns Fetish - challenge 122 - Anything but a card. My calendar will keep you up to date.
Allsorts challenge blog - week 169 - It's a gift - I think a desk calendar is an easy gift to make and can be personalized for your best buddy -male or female.