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 Scrapbook.com 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 Scrapbook.com.
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!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Outlawz Challenges Sept 16 2016


My card today is for a challenge at

Here is my card!

I so enjoy making this style of card!

Here is my menu:
Spellbinders: celebrations oval Pierced
Tim Holt: Alteration Dies: Garden Greens, tettered Florals; Mixed Media
Seam binding bow, Hemp string

Thanks for looking and Happy Craftging!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In The Pink


Today my card is for 2 challenges

Here is my card! It will have to be mailed so I have kept it rather flat!

Entered into these challenges:


I will also add it to the Card Skietch Challenge at
which is Pink Ombre

The recipe for my card is:

Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettia
Tim Holtz: Scribbles & Splats;Garden Greens
Sentiment: GinaK

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting

Friday, September 9, 2016

On the Farm


I have extended myself today with 2 posts!
This one is for the challenge at DD

My card

What I used:
G45 paper - "Frnch Country Collection"
Tim Holtz - Garden Greens Die 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Blossoms 4 

The Inspiration Photo

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!

MSC CAS Thinking of You


This week I am combining 2 challenges

I very seldom do CAS (Clean & Simple) cards as I like lots of layers and textures on my cards
but thought I would give it a go!

I have used:
Spellbinders celebration  Pierced Rectangles
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: rustic Hinge, Fired Brick & Shabby shutters
\Stamp Set: GinaK Vertical Greetings and Things & Hello sunshine
Gold Embossing Powder

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Purple & Green


Do you ever end up with certain colours of card unused?
If you are like me you certainly would! So when a challenge comes
along for colours I would not normally use I have to give it a go!

For example:
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge this week is to use
Purple & Green.

I used the sketch from Scrapbook.com - August Card Sketch #1 so could enter it there too!

Here is the Sketch!
here is my card!

I have used Spellbinders dies
Sentiment from GinaK

Thanks for looking and happy Crafting!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Twist pop up card


\I recently came across a YouTube video of a Twist Pop up card and had to
give it a go:
The card was by Colette of Kaisercraft

It is a really fun card to make and very impressive:

Here is my card

I must say I am very happy with the result.
I have used
G45 Artisan Style Designer Paper
(how could I go wrong with such beautiful paper!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

For my Friend


I decided to make another card for the neutrals colours at

I think this is more my style but it is not good for posting!

I have used :
Maja papers
Tim Holtz Dies,
Flowers are from Green Tara,
Seam Binding bow,
Sentiment, GinaK

Friday, August 19, 2016



Here is a card for a challenge at

The Challenge this week is Neutrals and this is what I came up with.
Haven't had much luck lately but I do enjoy the challenge!

I have made a Male card using G45 Papers - A proper Gentleman
The 4U is a laser cut  from a friend at Scrapbook.com. I have glued 4
together to give some dimension.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Hanukkah

Today my post is for

I have made a Hanukkah card as this is the only stamp set I have from
the challenge is Sew Easy!

I have used from Kaizercraft Decorative Stitched Borders for my Faux stitching!

Here is my card

I also used Spellbiners Marvelous Squares
Navy Blue Embossing powder
Memory Box Die - Virtuoso Music

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Polka Dots

Another week and another challenge for DoubleD

The theme is Polka Dots
and here is my card

It was also made for the monthly Card Sketches at

I used:
G45 Botanical tea papers
Spellbinders Labels 1 & Luscious labels 1. and Sprigs
Distress Ink,
Lace, Flowers Pearls

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Double D Shades of Purple


Well here is a 2nd card for the challenge at

I have use:
IBS Stamps set & Paper
Spellbinders Pierced rectangle
Silhouette cuts
watercolor paper
Distress Inks
Embossing Paper
Glitter on the bird

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kraft Happy Birthday

I started off this morning creating flowers from my scraps and
ended up making another card using Craft Paper:

My card

I have used:
Tim Holtz Dies
Kraft Card
G45 Paper
IBS Stamp set: Creative Tags

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Shades of Purple


Two Blog posts in one day!! Things are looking up!
I have a friend who loves purple shades and is having a birthday soon
so thought this a good opportunity to make her card!

I know now why I haven't posted much as my left hand has difficulty typing!

This card is for a challenge at:

I used
Spellbinder Card creator A2 Scalloped Borders 3
Sue Wilson Austrian Collection - Salzburg
Cheery Lyn Butterflies
sentiment: Stamptv Birthday Greetings
Maja Papers

Craft & Burlap Male Card


I must admit that I have been rather lazy entering challenges that I
need to use my Blog for;

This week I decided to make a card for a challenge at Mod Squad

Here is my  card!

I have used:
Craft  Card
Inspired By Stamping Stamp sets: 
Masculine Tags II, Chalkboard Birthday
Inspired By  Die
G45 Paper
Punched stars from red  card (for a bit of colour)

Thanks for looking and happy crafgting!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Birds - JUGS346


It has been a while since I last posted.  I am happy to say that the move went well and
I am hoping to start doing a few challenges again.

I have recently acquired the Crazy Birds set (mothers day gift from my daughter).I just had
to have the accessories stamps too.

So here is the card I made and will enter it in:

This is really such a fun set to play with!

Hope you like it and thanks for looking!
Happy C rafting: