Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Birthday wishes

This card is for
Tuesday Morning Sketches - number 83 -shown above, they always have great sketches ,I really should play along more often.
Besties -challenge 3 - Make anything using a Sherri Baldy image.These are as cute as can be and some of them are free.The big eyes and floppy hat make her look like a rabbit ,I love her.

Friday, January 25, 2013

birthday princess

I don't usually make cards for little girlies ,thought it was time I tried. Not too shabby,I quite like it . I't's actually raining today ,just a little but the sky is heavy and dark so I took the photo in the bathroom ,the lights in there are very very bright.

Seize the Birthday - sketch 3 -shown above -this week the card has to be for a female ,next week the same sketch will be used to a card for a male .

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Christmas Candle

I must have taken about 20 pictures of this flippin card .The first ones didn't show up the glitter so I added more glitter to the candle, berries and the flowers centers .The second lots of pics weren't much better so I turned on my desk lamp and the ceiling light and still the glitter isn't all that visible.I used an aperture card which I then covered with the red and cut out the centre oval.The image is coloured with Promarkers.I was tempted to look for in my stash for some corner stickers but decided it was better plain.

Lady Anne's Challenges - This is a progressive challenge pop along before Feb 23rd and you will get two free images to play with courtesy of Crafting with Jack ,simply make a card and enter it to get another free image.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Penny Farthing

The background paper doesn't have a brand name on it,the stamp is from Kaisercraft,the sentiment a peel off from Cre8tive.
Seize the Birthday - challenge 2 -Using the layout make a masculine card.
Here Comes the Boys - challenge 44 -Bingo Board -I've gone the diagonal -Patterned paper,free,buttons.
Cards for Men - challenge 2 -Transport - I'm not sure how far you would go on this old boneshaker . A few miles from where I live there is a Penny Farthing Race every year but I don't think they have to ride any great distance.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christmas in January ? Oh NO

I'm a bit disappointed with the photo as the buttons are much redder than shown. Who says the camera never lies.The paper and reindeer stamp were magazine freebies ,sentiment stamp from 'Lucys'.
Tuesday Morning sketches -  181 -Use the sketch and two different ribbons -I've used a green and red tartan ribbon and teamed with a plain red one.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge -  108 -Recycle or use something free. Reindeer stamp and background paper free with 'Australian Simply Cards' magazine - Tartan ribbon given to me by a friend about 8 years ago ,buttons recycled from old clothing .

Friday, January 18, 2013



This little card is for
still addINKtive  - challenge 2 -layout and colour scheme above. I love the dark chocolate against the turquoise. I had 3 attempts at cutting out the butterfly ,I kept chopping his head off,I've used sticky dots to raise it. 
Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

White on White

I've done a bit of recycling on this card .When you open a box of chocolates there is always a piece of squishy thick paper on the top ,if you split the layers apart this background paper is the end result . The large die cut heart was covered in lace and a few random pearls sewn to it .Smaller hearts and a stick on sentiment complete my simple card.
Papercraft Star- challenge 128 -White on White
Sugar Creek Hollow- challenge 44 -White on White
UnstampaBelles - challenge 19 -Use 2 or more dies -I've used hearts .

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bird in a cage

All the papers and the birdcage stamp are from Kaisercraft .

Seize the Birthday -challenge 1 -Using the sketch create a feminine birthday card .
Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards - challenge 30 -for the birds .

Sunday, January 13, 2013


A very happy Sunday to you all out there in blogland - My first card for 2013 ,I was begining to think it might not happen .I look at all the challenges available and all the stuff in my craft cupboards and I just get  overwhelmed ,which challenge,what paper,what colour.All this choice is the reason my NY resolution was not to buy any craft stuff for 2013.At the end of the year I hope I can see the light at the end of the tunnel , I will have used all stuff bought previously and never opened .

My cards today uses
Kaisercraft paper "Blae and Ivy" .no it' not a spelling mistake, acylic mason jar stamp  from 'Dear Lizzy'  , paper flower from Cre8tiv .
Butterfly stamps,ribbon and gems.

Tuesday Morning sketches 180 -
Incy Wincy -Use new stuff -paper ,stamp and flower
Word Play Saturday - Anything goes for the first challenge.
Southern Girls -challenge 60 -Thank you kindly

Friday, January 4, 2013

My fav card from 2012 and an update.

Good morning from a hot and sticky Tasmania ,the mercury is set to rise high today . I've been out in the garden and filled the bird baths and the pond so all creatures great and small can have a drink or a bath.

I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive season .I didn't make any cards but I did read a few books .I particularly enjoyed
The Betrayal by Y.A. Erskine -contains some strong language but an insight into the Tasmanian Police force.
Evil on the Wind by Diney Costeloe  - a fictional book giving a brief ( but I'm sure accurate ) glimpse into life for Jews in the second world war.
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman - a strange story about family and friends which I had to read right to the end.
If you want something lighthearted ,funny and easy to read then Carole Matthews may be for you.I saw the new James bond film Skyfall ,Daniel Craig just doesn't do anything for me .Since the arrival of Craig all the silly gadgets have gone along with amusing  little one liners we associate with the Bonds of old.

New Years Resolutions -
Spend less time reading other peoples blogs and more time crafting. Last year was my lowest ever with just 95 posts.
Buy NO new craft stuff for  one year -I can do it and so can you ,we all have way too much stuff .

The challenge at  Papercraft  Star is to share your fav card from 2012 . This was originally posted in June.