Sunday, February 27, 2011

Roses Challenge No. 13


Can you believe it, its the end of February already! Patti Nelson, hosted this months 'Roses' challenge, and its to create a monochromatic card. I got a little carried away, as I love the dp from Cosmo Cricket - Mitten Weather, that I created 6 cards, I'm getting a head start on christmas! I used nestibilites labels 14, and the sentiment is from Gina K.

Mary Anne is the host of March... wonder what she brings us!

Be sure to check out my fellow Roses blogs, they all do amazing work.

Thanks for stopping by, your comment is greatly appreciated.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Good Morning/Evening,

I went and watched 'Jack', my grandson play baseball, and he got player of the match, he was so excited, if only he knew that they all take it in turns. I totally forgot that they were back burning in the valley and around the home, so lucky Holly was home and closed all the windows. So I arrived home, did a little house work, then headed to the craft room. This card is for my mother in-law for her birthday, I used the sketch from Annabelle's, stamp is from Gina K, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, sentiment is gina k and dp is basic grey - kioshi. I coloured my image with copics. I would like to enter the following challenges:

*Crafty Ann's - Birthday Wishes

Until next time!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Hi ya,

Just a quick post, popped down to see Sue for her birthday, and wow did she have some beautiful cards from all her blogging buddies!... caught up on a bit of goss, which is alway nice, I didn't realise I've not seen her since I returned from o/s, I didn't even tell her about my trip, to busy chatting about what we both love best ... card making.... my trip will be next time!

I was cleaning out my stamps, and came across this sentiment from Justrite Stamps, and decided to create this card, my dp is basic grey - needle lace. I would like to enter into the following challenges:

* Our Creative Corner - get wordy
* Paper Play Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Sue!

Hi Everyone!

Today is Sue's birthday, she is not only a good friend, but my crafting bud, we share the same passion. Before she got into paper craft, she was a quilter, she has hand made some of the most beautiful quilts, she also has done some amazing cross stitch. We met through work, and we would go fabric shopping in our lunch break, go home that evening, run up an outfit and wear to work the next day!... well that was some years back, won't say how many as it will show up our age!.... I only get my sewing machine out maybe once a year now.

Soon as I saw this tutorial over at splitcoast stampers on how to make a quilted card, I knew I had to make this for Sue's birthday. It was fiddly but I think it turned out quite nice, what do you think?

Why not jump over to 'A Consuming Passion' and wish her a happy birthday!

I'm going to enter this into the following:

* A spoon full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Greeting Farm Chicks


I know it might seem strange to a lot of people, but I really love my job, and I give it 100+% all the time, but there are times, like now I want the week to be over, 4 more days ... and counting! I can feel the tension in my shoulders, and I've a thumping headache, so I've booked in for a massage this weekend, and I think I will go sailing, with my buddies, and leave the world behind!

When I first saw these images, I didn't like them at all, then I saw a few cards, and started to fall in love with them, so just had to have em, I've made a few more cards, I took 3 to work to show the girls and sold them in a flash. So here are a few more I made, hope you like them.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Hi ya,

Such a hot and humid weekend, did so much gardening that my mussels are sore, shouldn't be complaining, good exercise!.. then blobbed out in the pool... lovely way to cool down.

You have all probably noticed I've been making birthday cards, first you can never have enough and I've had a few requests. This little image I got from my blogging friend Alicia, oh you must go and check out her blog, she makes wonderful cards, and also runs Aussie Cards For Sale, she has asked me to join, so excited to be joining a talented bunch of ladies!

Oh back to my card, yes the image is .... , my dp is kaisercraft - class of 87 collection, sentiment is Stampin up, I used my cuttlebug embossing folder for the back ground, cut the image out with nestibilities labels 14, added a few flowers and gems and bingo finished! I would like to enter the following challenge:

* Cute Card Thursday - Shiny happy cards

Enjoy the week!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Boy Oh Boy!

Good Morning/Evening,

I've never really wished a week away like last, the weekend couldn't have come fast enough. It has to be one of the hardest I think I've ever experienced, and will continue on for a few more days into next week I'm sure, I've never had to deal with bullying or sexual harassment in the work place, and unfortunately I know both parties well, so its extremely hard for me, so I've now asked the lawyers to get involved, as this is too draining on me.... and I thought my new job would be easy, how wrong was I. Well onto a better note, I created this cute little birthday card, my stamp is from LOTV - boy oh boy, dp is Kaisercraft - class of 87 collection and sentiment is from stampin Up. I would like to enter into the following challenges:

* Cards for Men - Recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments.
* Sweet Stampin challenge - Red White & Blue

Hope your all enjoying the weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi bloggers,

Sunday started off to be a lovely day, spent a few hours in the garden, filled up both green waste bins, then it started to sprinkle, but when it got a little heavy I knew it was time to head inside, take a shower and head downstairs to the craft room. I got to play for a few hours before dinner ... yippee. Today's card has been created using The Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Collection stamp, I just love these stamps, and have coloured with copics, dp is basic grey - lemonade, this has to be one of my favorite pads, added a bit of lace, a few flowers, and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I would like to enter into the following challenge.

* Paper Sundaes - Flowers & Lace

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sting In Concert

Hi Bloggers,

Just thought I would share a few photos taken last weekend, I went away last weekend to the Hunter Valley, to a small winery 'Hope Estate', which holds out door concerts in summer.
The Hunter valley is certainly one of Australia's most well known regions, and has produced many of the worlds recognised wines. There are over 120 wineries!, if you intend to visit a few wineries, I suggest a designated driver! thats what we did.... no I was not the driver!

Until next time!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It Must Be Love!

Hi Bloggers,

It rained off and on all day, but I managed to get all things I wanted to do done.... yippee!... which gave me the afternoon playing around in the craft room, sorting and changing things around, I need to take a visit to the local craft store, as I'm running low on a few things, now this could potentially be dangerous.... oh well....

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

* Crafty Creations - three words (Happy Valentines Day)
* Card for Men - Valentines

Thanks for taking to time to stop by, your comment is appreciated.


A Little Early!

Good Morning/Evening,

It raining today in Sydney, I'm not complaining as we need it and I will be able to play in the craft room, once I've done a few things...

I don't want to be caught out this year like last, and leave my christmas cards to the last minute, so my challenge this year is to create a card every fortnight. This card I've created is for the ABC Christmas Challenge 'C' - Clean and Simple and you are to follow the sketch. My dp is cosmic cricket - mitten weather.

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Make It Monday!

Hi blogging buddies,

I've now been in my new position for two weeks, and it was only today, that I felt that my office is now my little haven, I'm on the 9th of a 10 story building, and my office looks out over Sydney Harbour, I could just sit and stare all day, watching the activity on the harbour, I had to close the blinds today so I could get some work done (LOL) week all my pictures of the different shows I've worked on, will go up on the wall, then it will be complete...

Yes, I've not been able to connect to the internet at home this week, there has been a fault in the line, back at base, got home tonight, and was so excited it was back on, that I could communicate with you all ... yippee....

Also, I was this weeks featured blogger over at Pink Paper Paradise - Make it Monday, its not a challenge but a place to showcase your creations... come over a take a look.

I will be back tomorrow with a few cards that I've been working on this week.

Until then, take care.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

One of my blogging buddies Mary Anne, gave me this award. I follow her as she is one talented crafter, and just love her creations.

This award however is slightly different from the usual awards you see. This award is to showcase some of the not-so-well-known blogs. We have some talented crafters out there and this is one way for you to find new and interesting blogs. All you have to do is nominate three to five blogs you read and want others to get to know .

If I tag you and you want to participate, create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favorite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

* Sal

Special Note from the Originator:
The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.
I chose 4 that I think deserve more followers than they have, because in my opinion they are very talented and make stunning cards...Please pop over and show them some love - honestly I promise you will NOT be disappointed.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Roses Challenge No. 12

Good Morning/Evening,

Its the end of January already!... or should I say beginning of February! ... and I'm late with my post ... sorry .... this month Betty was the host of the Roses Challenge, and she would like to see a childhood photo. First thing I did was start looking for photo's of me, I have them all stored in a metal box, just incase there is a fire etc, one day I will get around to scanning them into my computer. Once I found the photo I though what will I do, and I remember seeing this tutorial at Wiff of Joy by Michelle Roos, on creating a book card, I've seen quite a few of them popping up over the last few months. I will give this to my mother for her birthday, with a little something inside, I know she will cherish it. Now where has that teddy gone?

Oh.. I'm 18mths old in this photo!

Be sure to check out the other Roses blogs.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you visit again.

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