Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Cheer

I've taken 2 pics to try and show the colour on this card - it's a bit gloomy here today but I am not complaining - it's actually raining -we have had a very very dry Winter here and this is the first Spring rain that's lasted for more than 5 minutes - I'm loving the sound of rain.

Beccy's Place - Day 8- Non Christmas Christmas Cards - For the whole of November Beccy is providing inspiration and ideas for some beautiful Christmas cards - if you play along there are prizes every day .

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cardinal Christmas

I've been running around like a mad thing this week - too many jobs and not enough time - my husband says I should chill out more- the result of all this was a horrible migraine yesterday ,this happens whenever I overdo it -  a bit like a safety valve-
I made this card earlier in the week- I'm not sure if the traditional image works with the modern paper as a background but it's always worth a try-

Beccy's Place - day 16 -Watercolours - I used Micador watercolour pencils -

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gorjuss- I'm not so sure about that

I made this card yesterday using a decoupage kit from Gorjuss- the colours on the kit are pretty dark - it was difficult to pick a paper that didn't look too light - the lace panel down the side was very white so I rubbed over a little brown ink to try and tone it down- not very happy with the end result- not sure if I would buy anymore of these kits.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sparkle and Shine

Looking at this card I think I should have added some more brown to match the stripe down the middle of the paper.

 This week I was supposed to be  making cards everyday for  the November challenge over at Beccy's Place- sadly this is my only creation.The snowflake is part of a set from Beccy's which I printed out twice in different sizes.

Monday, November 9, 2015

After the fun of making cat cards at the end of October, last week was back to jobs in the house- since we moved in I have had a " jobs to do list "  and like most people I never seem to get to those jobs right at the bottom of the list  -  I decided the best option would be to do a job from the top of the list followed by one from the bottom of list . This seems to be working OK  - last week I finished painting one of the spare bedrooms- this was a job from the bottom of the list- (can you believe it was all bright yellow -walls- ceiling and even yellow curtains)  - I've gone with good old crisp ,clean white - a blank canvas to add a few pictures-
I'm not good with technology but I can just about manage to scan and resize images so the above are a couple things to go on the walls - I used watercolour pencils. I should have taken out the glass to do the photos -  you can see my reflection in the glass.

On Tuesday I started  painting in the master bedroom and that's finished now as well - I put the newly cleaned curtains up yesterday and all that's left is to buy new lampshades for the bedside lights- a job from the top of the list.

 Next up is the hallway -another job from the bottom of the list and next the top job on the list - the lounge room- you can see how easy it is to work from both ends of the list and get everything done.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


the background yellow and cream paper is from simple stories -the lace panel is self adhesive and came from my local discount store - sentiment from Stamp It. Please join us at Let's Craft and Create for challenge 107- Lots of Bling.

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If you have visited my blog over the past few days my cards have been cat inspired to celebrate National Cat Day which was October 29th. The challenge was hosted by Janis and over 100 hundred entries were submitted- I think it's fair to say we all enjoyed ourselves -

So - December 1st a Cats Only Challenge will begin organised by Ike - Please come along and play - dig out your kitty stamps and digi images .

Sunday, November 1, 2015

romantic kitties

I had only planned on making one card and now here is my 3rd entry- don't you just love cats.

Her Peaceful Garden - cat lovers blog hop