Friday, August 4, 2017

Neutrals With Texture


I am so pleased that I have managed to get a card done for this next challenge as I
really like the 'neutrals' and texture!

Here is my card

and here is the mood board

What I have used:

Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Australian, Melbourne
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Tim Holtz Garden Greens
Die-namics Stitched fishtails
Sentiment Altenew 'Adore You'
Craft & cream card

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beautiful Rose


So happy I managed to make a card for the Power Poppy challenge this month as I've been suffering with back pain and haven't  been able to stand much which I have to do to use my Big Shot & Paper trimmer ! 
I decided to case Cheryl Scrivens but I think I may have got that wrong as I'm not sure that Cheryl is a "Bloomie"!

I chose Cheryl's card to copy as it was  single flower on a die cut. This is how I changed it up!
I used the rose digi from the Rose & Camomile digi set, a different colour and die, and coloured it with Inktense Pencils!

Here is my card

and here is Cheryl's card!

Thanks so much for popping by, happy crafting!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pop of Colour


Our rain has eventually arrived! What a blessing!

Today my card is for the challenge at

Here is the mood board!

I have used the following:

MFT Black & White Paper pack
Black & White Card Stock
Sentiment & Flowers - Power Poppy
Sue Wilson Die - Australian Melbourne

I have done very simple colouring on the flowers!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

DD Challenge July5

We are truly into winter now with chilly nights and cool days but still not enough rain!

For the challenge at

For this challenge I have gone right out of my comfort zone with a fairly clean & simple card.

My card:

and  here is the mood board

What I used!
Tim  Holtz distress inks: Milled lavender, Broken Chine, Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Crazy Things Balloons
White embossing Powder
GinaK  Sentiment
Striped Yarn
Card stock, white, cream, pink, blue & lilac

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Forever & Always

I've got my act together for this next challenge at

It is for my cousins son who is getting married in September
so this challenge is very timely!

I can happily say that at last we have had some rain but of course not enough!
Winter is our rainy season after all!

Well here is my card

and here is the Mood Board

What I used:
Sue Wilson: Striplets Lattice Window
Gold Mirror card
small heart punch
flowers from Wild Orchid
Gold embossing powder
Sentiment - GinaK Stately Flowers 2

Thanks for looking & happy crafting1

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Blue & White


It's been a while since I entered a challenge and I nearly missed this one!
The weather has been too perfect, doesn't it know it's winter and supposed to rain!
My goodness to have a sprinkler ban in winter is not good news!

I must say I struggled with this one,(you would say why? blue & white is so easy) and it should be but to match  designer paper with cardstock is a different story, especially in my stash!  and  isn't it strange how one never has the right colours!

Here is my card

Here is the Mood Board and link to the challenge

My Menu

Maja Papers - Vintage Autumn Basics
Spellbinders dies
MFT Dies
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaf Punches

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May Challenge - Frame it!


At last I managed to complete a challenge

I have been struggling with Arthritis in my hand so have been very limited to what I've been
able to create!   I believe it was a sure sign that our rainy season was about to start and it did!

Well here is my card!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Wishes for a sweet granddaughter


A few weeks ago I entered a card in a challenge over at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
The challenge was to colour on kraft!

I was very happy to learn that I had won 5 digis and would be guest designer!

Here is the card I've made as Guest designer using on of the Sherry Baldy
images I won.

I used my Inktense Pencils to colour the image
Dies: Butterflies - Cheery Lyn; Fence - Memory Box
Sentiment- IBS Mason Jar Add-On II
Paper Doily
Jellyroll Glitter Pen
Red gems

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

MSC Birthday Wishes

and welcome to my blog!

My card today is for a challenge at

Here is my card and I love the way it turned out!
I was inspired by Kathy at Power Poppy to try these colours!

My menu for today is:

Power Poppy digistamp - Sunflower
Sue Wilson Dies: Pacific Ocean - Fiji; Configurations Trellis Edger
Sentiment: GinaK
Faber Castell Classic Pencils

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

DD Red Blue & White - Male birthday


Well we have broken more records for April weather wise. The last time we had no
rain for April was about 30 years ago! Hopefully the rain will start soon.  It's been
a long dry summer and I'm looking forward to winter!

Its time for another challenge at

The theme is Red, Blue & White, optional Stars & Stripes.
My card

I have used
Designer paper - G45 - Good 'Ol Sport
Stamp Sets - GinaK 'Country Roads' & Birthday Greetings
Sketch I found on by : Connie & Mary
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Chipped Saphire

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Double D Challenges - Silhouettes


Time ran away from me last week and I was too late to enter the previous
challenge over at DD Challenges but not this week!

This is the first time I have tried sponging a night sky and hope you like it as much as
I do!
I realise the Northern Hemisphere is going into summer and tired of winter
themes but we in the South are going into winter ant that's how my card
turned out - A Winter Theme!

Here is the link to the challenge

I have tried to pick up the shine from the embossing powder 
but unfortunately its not showing - never mind!

My menu for this card:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Black Soot; Chipped Saphire; Stormy Sky;
Tumbled Glass; Worn Lipstick
Sue Wilson Die: Pacific Ocean - Fiji; Configurations Trellis Edger
Stamptv Stamp sets: Life is Good; Whimsical Spring
Inka Gold: Platinum
Embossing Powder: Zing - Charcoal

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gladioli- Power Poppy Challenge Sketch#3


I was in Melbourne, Australia, visiting our daughter for a week. I took some
images to colour while there.  Arrived home yesterday afternoon
so this morning headed straight for my craft room to make a card with the image I coloured!

My card today is for a challenge at

I used:

Power Poppy digital stamp - Gladioli
DP - Maja - Coffee in the Arbour
Sue Wilson Die - Configurations - Trellis Edger
Spellbinders: - Classic scalloped Ovals, A2 Filligri Delight - the oval part.
Faber Castell Clasic Pencils

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fluffy 101 on Kraft

It is some time since I coloured a Sherry Baldy image!
I have never coloured on Kraft before so this was a real challenge for me!
I recently purchased some Faber Castell Classic pencils which are very basic and
reasonably priced!
I do need lots of practise to make the colours brighter.

Here is my card

My Menu:
Sherry Baldy image: Fluffy 101
Designer Paper: Maja
Faber Castell Classic pencils
Cherry Lyn: Olive Branch
Marianne Roses

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MSC Yellow Rose of Texas


The weather is at last starting to cool! I do love our winters as they are not freezing. We do have a fair amount of rain but that just means staying indoors and crafting:)

My card today is for a challenge at

and the theme is a song inspiration! I have always loved the song "Yellow Rose of Texas"
and as I recently acquired Power Poppy's Rose stamp I had to use it!

Here is my card

My menu for this card is very simple

Power Poppy stamp set : My English Rose
Designer papers Maja Papers
Sentiment: GinaK
\Derwent Inktense Pencils
stitched Circles.
lace, pearls
Vintage Photo distress Ink
Memento Summer  Sky!

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lets Go Green


I have doing a fair amount of colouring this month and I love to use Power Poppy images.
Hopefully this month I can enter; I seem to have problems with the Inlinkz button - not seeing it!

Well here goes!

My menu!
Power Poppy Digi -Coneflower
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Water Colour Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Twisted Citron
Memento : Summer Sky
Gellyroll Pen
Sue Wilson: Pacific Ocean Collection - Tag Duo
I have also used scraps of card!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


The weather here in Perth has been rather unbearable, far too hot & unusually humid! The Temp today was 37C.
It is not conducive for card making but I managed to find a cool spot under a ceiling fan to colour.

Today my card is for the challenge at

Here is my card

and here is the Mood Board

Spring for the Northern Hemisphere!

My menu:

Digi stamp from Power Poppy:
Derwent Inktense Pencils, X-Press blending card
Sentiment GinaK: Vogue Vases 2
Die: Couturecreations; Cleo Border

I am so looking forward to Autumn & Winter even though our summer hasn't been as
hot as usual but it seems as I get older I tolerate the heat less!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Geometric Thank You


I cut some backgrounds on my Silhouette and wanting to use them!
The one I used has a flower shape instead of the traditional, squares, triangles etc.
You could say that these flowers are circles modified! I saw this on Google images!

My card for the challenge

My recipe for the card:

Stencil cut from Silhouette;
Distress inks:  Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire:
Dies:  Cheery Lyn Thank You; Spellbinders: A2 Scalloped Borders 3

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Any Occassion Card

My card today is for the challenge at  DoubleD

I have left the sentiment off so I can use it when necessary.

Mood Board

I used:

Graphic 45 - French  Collection Paper
Spellbinders: Mix & Match Classic Brackets; Blooms Four
Tim Holtz: Garden Greens
Sue Wilson: Pacific Ocean Tag Duo
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Winter Blues


My dear friend Ina introduced me to

and I am happy to make a blue card for the challenge even though we are in
the middle of Summer.

Here is my card

My recipe for this card is:
Black Card, Blue Card,
Altenew Peony Bouquet
Gold Embossing Powder
Perfect Pearls
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, 'Kassies Brocade'
Sentiment: GinaK Vertical Greetings & Things

Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

Birthday Tulips


My card today is for a challenge at

I have used:
Power Poppy Digi: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher
EF from: Cuttlebug 'Kassies Brocade'
Inktense Pencils
Spellbinders: Happy Birthday Die, Marvelous squares.
Lace, Craft Card, orange card.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lavender & Lace - Birthday wishes


First challenge for February 

I am very happy to tell you that my Black & White card was in the top 3 pick!
I was very excited to see this!

My Menu:
Maja Papers: Vintage Spring Basic:
Spellbinders Dies: Opulent Ovals, Corners & Accents 2
Sentiment: GinaK All Occasions Tags
White lace
Flowers from Wild Orchid

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

JUGS #377 Colour Challenge - Congrats


The colours for this challenge really grabbed me and I had to make a
card using them!

Here is my card

My recipe:

Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Medallion Five
Tim Holtz: Garden Greens
Sue Wilson:Greek Island Collection, Rhodes
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Candied Apple
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft - Vintage Timeless
Sentiment: GinaK
Silver embossing powder.

\Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Black & White Birthday wish

Hello Friends!

My card today is for a challenge at

Here is my card

I have used
Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight
Sue Wilson Austrian Collection - Salzburg
White & Black Card
Cameo cut on Silhouette
self adhesive pearls

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Magnolia Sunshine


I have another card for the challenge at Power Poppy

This time I have used the digi called
Magnolia Sunshine
Maja Papers
Derwent Inktense Pencils

 Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

cone Flower Birthday

Hello and Welcome!

What with the Holidays and family member health issues I haven't 
entered any challenges.  The next couple of months are also going 
to be difficult butr hopefully I can get a couple of cards made for


I have used:
White card stock
Digi from Power Poppy
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin & Ripe Persimmon
Spellbinders: Floral Ovals
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Sentiment: GinaK Birthday Greetings
Gold embossing powder
Gold card
White Ink

My first challenge card for the year is for


Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

MSC Go for the Gold


I had a card half made and was deciding what I should do for the focal point!
I eventually settled on stamping and embossing a tree which I duly did.  Disaster struck
I thought I had a tent fold card but it was really a side fold card so ended up putting the focal
tree, first on back to front and then upside down!!
Have you ever had such a disaster?  I eventually got it right, had to make a new card base
but that's not a bad thing is it? but then to top it all, once finished I noticed I hadn't
stamped the tree very straight - never mind, maybe its ready to fall over! lol.
It is for a challenge at.  Maybe I wasn't meant to enter this challenge !

GinaK Stamp Set - Tree Silhouettes
Gold Embossing powder
Embossing Folder.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #184


I needed  card for my son's birthday at the end of the week!
He has 2 main interests besides family and they are
Fishing & Tennis!

Don't have anything to do with fishing but I do have
the G45 'Good 'ol Sport'

My card for the challenge at

and here is the Sketch

There are lots of layers and I have fussy cut the bloke
and distressed the edges!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

JUGS #367


The challenges are coming fast and furious at the moment!

Here is a card I made for

and the challenge is

As you can see from the challenge the sentiment is the focal point so there is not a
lot on the card to distract from the 'Get Well Sentiment'

I have used a Cameo Cut
Tim Holtz Distress inks
Spellbinders Dies
Sentiment Stamptv

I went to a Breast Cancer fundraiser this afternoon and took my cards with to sell! 
I left early as I was tired so not sure if they were all sold but I hope so!

My lady's target was $1000.00 and before I left the total was well over $3000.00
with more raffles and auctioning to do! 
So well done Maree!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
My card today is for 3 challenges!

I was inspired by the pumpkin & chevrons!

I have made a card for

also for

Using diagonal colours from left to right

My menu for my card is:
Pre-coloured digi stamp from:' Fred She Said'
Chevron stamp from 'Inspired by Stamping'
Spellbinders Dies
White embossing paste.
Sentiment: GinaK

Thanks for looking and Happy crafting!