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!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Soft & Subtle

Hello again!

A card for a challenge  here!

This is interesting as you can choose either the sketch or the inspiration photo or combine them!

I have combined mine.

My card

the challenge

I have chosen Maja Papers for my card
Flowers from Wild Orchid & Petaloo
Spellbinder dies

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Birthday Wishes - Sketch #182


Today my card is for a challenge at

When I saw this new post I just had to try it. It is sometime since I did a 
challenge on their blog as I thought they weren't blogging any more!
So pleased to have found them again!

My card

and the Sketch!

I have used G45 Secret Garden
Spellbinders die

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It's Your Birthday


DoubleD has a new challenge on the go!

Here is my card!

I have used:
G45 Good 'Ol Sport
Spellbinders Circles & Scalloped Circles

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cards For Breast Cancer Month

A very G'day to you all!

I decided to make some cards as a fund raiser for Breast Cancer!

The digi stamps, sentiments and some dp are from here:

Here are my cards (7 all together, 1 sold), Planning to make 2 more today.

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Sunday, October 9, 2016



Well I wasn't going to enter this weeks challenge at JUGS 
as the key word is Pineapple and I have nothing that relates to Pineapple so what do I do?
I headed for images and found this picture of a Pineapple which suited I thought!

Here is my card

Here is the link to JUGS

The sketch I used can be found at under the October Sketch Challenge
and originally from;
Viva La Verve

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MSC Bird Birthday


My card for today is for a challenge at

I have had this stamp set for some time and never used it!
You can find the video on how to do the carved wood technique 

I think its a great technique for Male cards!

The Stamp sets used: Birds & Blossoms (illustrated by Teresa Momber)
 & Birthday Greetings.
Spellbinders: Majestic Squares
Gold Cardstock for the frame
Derwent Inktense Pencils;  Brad

I have also added it to the October Card Sketch #3 at
Thanks for looking & Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Many Leaves and a Pumpkin


Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I think it is a lovely sentiment
to say 'Thank You'
I find the fall colours beautiful too!
We really don't have fall in the part of Australia where I live - nothing very distinctive - but I
love to make cards to celebrate the season!

Here is my card

I am entering it into challenges at:


What I used
Tim Holtz Alteration dies: Mixed Media & Garden Greens
Sentiment: Inspired By Stamping
Pumpkin: Miss Kate Cuttables (I think)

Thanks for looking and Happy crafting!

Monday, September 26, 2016

L'Shana Tova


This week I have managed a card for
a challenge at Mod Squad

Here is my card!

I haven't done a lot of colouring lately as I seem to be so slow at it
I found this beautiful digi at Power Poppy and it fitted a Jewish New Year card perfectly!

I used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour
and Viva Inka Gold watered down for the splats!

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Peace Love Joy


Here is my card which I am entering in two challenges!

The first is at

Here is the Mood Photo

and the 2nd challenge is

The challenge is to use a circle, square, rectangle and star on the card!

I have used stgamps from GinaK
Couture Creations Embossing Folder

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!