Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Daughters Creation

My daughter turns 13 in 12days time and this is her card creation for her father's birthday which is tomorrow....1st Jan. She has used Bazill Bling for the base card and added stickers and torn paper to create the sea scene. I love the holes she has punched down the side and threaded the ribbon through. I asked her where the idea came from and apparently it just popped in her head....I am thinking very clever.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby

One day I will figure out how to arrange these photos. I have been trying to put the two little photos side by side. This is the card that I have made for my hubbys birthday on the 1st January. I am assuming he doesn't look at my card blog that is why I have posted it so early. Otherwise 'Surprise' this is your birthday card. :-) I have been going through my pile of card magazines pulling out the pages that interest me and binning the remainder (...not much is making it to the bin). One of the UK magazines had a series of cards with these doodled letters so I thought I would give it a go. Finally, got to use papers from my scrapbox. I attached all the letters to blue Bazzil Bling and then pin pricked around the edge. The cake I stamped using SU Fun Filled. I had fun creating all the different letters.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Making a start on 2009

Yesterday I finally had the urge to create a card. Haven't really felt like it since the millions of Christmas cards I seemed to have made. :-) My brother Mike's birthday is in the first week of Jan so thought I should start with him.
I used:
SU Cardstock Chocolate Chip
Close to Cocoa
Not quite Navy
Edged the paper and the letter 'M' with Timber Brown Stazon Ink
Paper is KaiserKraft Lone Ranger which I topped with SU ribbon Chocolate Chip.
I added three eyelets and just in case my brother forgot he is getting older I added the Letraset rub-on to remind him.
I just love all the wonderful names that the companies come up with to name their products.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Bauble

This is the last of my 2008 Christmas Card Creations. I had a good time with these. Creating the topper I used cream board with rounded corners. I tore an edge off a piece of paper and placed it about 1cm from the top of the topper then inked the area that was showing. Then used SU Priceless Flourish, I stamped over the inked area while the paper was still there to mask the remainder of the topper. I then punched a cirle in the paper and used this as a stencil to ink the baubles. Once it was inked I left the punched out paper there to mask the topper while I stamped the flourish. The elongated shape I cut on the craft robo. I used SU Rose Red inkspots and Black ink for the flourishes. I then used gold sticker leftoves for the tops of the bauble and the string holding it, added a gold Merry Christmas sticker. I then sewed the topper to the SU Rose Red card with two rows of straight stitching. Great Fun!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mouse Birthday

Hi everyone, I have decided it is time to discover this wonderful world of blog. There are so many things for me to learn e.g. a fantastic background and header, how to add photos nicely and much more. This is a card I made for my niece's third birthday. I used a mouse image that I received in an image swap over at Craftmad. I coloured the mice and cake in using SU pens and an aqua pen, added Kindy Glitz to the icing. I then stamped Happy Birthday on a pink ribbon and attached this to the bottom of the image before attaching to the card.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blog on Hold

I have decided to put this blog on hold until after Christmas and when the New Year starts. I just don't have enough time at the moment. Especially with three other members in the house that are now on holidays and want a turn on the computer. I figure in the New Year I will go in search for a challane per day. I know that I will definetly be trying out the Cuttlebug Challenges. So until the next year....Have a very Merry Christmas. :-)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Tree

I found some feathers laying around and since they were green and it's close to Christmas they became Christmas trees. I embossed the white background using a cuttlebug folder....I must write down all these folders names so I can share them with you. Swiss Dots...I remembered. Glued on the feather and added some bling, tied on a piece of gold metallic thread and added a sticker star to the end. Then added a gold striped pot to the bottom of the tree.

I have just been blog surfing, boy there are so many talented people out there. Also so many challenges to try out but I will leave that for the New Year. Life is hectic enough without added challenges.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Cards - Iris Folding

Time for a little bit of Christmas. I found these bell cut out cards and the lovely christmas papers. So put two and two together. I cut the papers into 1cm strips and attached to the rear of the bell on a iris pattern that I had drawn up.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December Sketch Challenge

I haven't forgotten about my blog. Life and the heat had kept me away. Yesterday, I needed to make a card for a friends birthday and decided to yous the Craftmad Sketch Challenge . It was helpful to have a starting point. I used:

White Bazill Bling

Stampin Up Board Rose Red, Always Artichoke

Stampin Up Flourish - Priceless

Gold ribbon

The rose I recieved as a birthday present from another crafting lady. She had stamped and embossed some of her favourite stamps for me. Great idea.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Thought I would go through my photos of the swaps I have participated during the year and post them for you to see. I will start back in January when we did a Valentine swap at Craftmad. The first card I created the tear bear from thick Mulberry paper then put him in an envelope that I cut from some pink paper. Stamped out the word 'love'. Also paper punched a collection of hearts. The second card - I cut the hearts out using my craftroobo and then added a little bling and chalk. Wording is a rubon.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Vellum Swap

I did these two cards for the August Swap theme Vellum over at Craftmad
Vellum has been sitting in my pile of papers and I don't tend to use it often as I am never sure how to attach it to a card. So this swap was fun to make me figure it out. The first card I used a vellum with a fern print on it and inked the edges of the card, added a premade tag and flowers with a split pin through the centre which holds the vellum on. The second card I attached the vellum with the eyelets across the top and the strip of cuttlebugged board along the bottom. The embossing I brushed over with a metallic chalk. I also used butterflies from Stampin Up Priceless set. Great fun.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bunch of Bears

This is a collection of tear bears that I made a little while back. These bears are all torn from thick mulberry paper and then edged with chalk. They are so much fun to make and really come alive when their noses and eyes are added.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My Mum gave me these flower images from a UK papercraft magazine that she buys. I love the colours in the flowers and they matched so well with the Stampin Up 'In Colour' board. This made it much easier for me to create these cards. Over time Mum has also passed on sheets of sayings that magazines print from time to time. I have used some on different ocassions but always horizontally and layered on board. Suddenly on Sunday I thought I could use these sayings sideways on a card as a tab. duh! For some reason of always stamped little tabs before. I will now look at all my sheets of sayings in a different light.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenges #6

I was looking around the web and found this great blog Cuttlebug Challenges. Just what I need to get me using my cuttlebug more. I came in at Challenge no. 6 which is here and these are the cards I created. Heaps of fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Giving

Almost forgot to post something today. We had power off 7.30pm - 8.30pm due to a storm going over. Funny seeing the kids trying to think of something to do. My addition today is another christmas card. I cut the rosette shape with my craft robo and the present is a stampin up image also stampin up board and paper. With a touch of Cuttlebug as trim.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Handmade Journals

Some journals I have created for our Christmas Craft Fair here in Cairns on the 30th November at the Fred Moule Pavillion.

Blogs and Bears

Today I thought I would share some more bears. These are bears that I have sewn. My first bear was a present for an online friends first son who was born almost a year ago. This friend then asked for a second so that she could rotate the bears. I thought I might as well make a couple more as they are so much fun to create.
Wow, I have so much to learn about this blogging. I have been looking at other blogs and wondering how to get those lovely backgrounds they have. Well I happened upon this site this morning Now I need to happen upon some TIME to do a little reading and playing.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Beaded Christmas Ornaments

I have had a wonderful creating different snowflake designs from my seed bead collection.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Three Cards I Made

I used the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder along the edge of this card. Also the holly embossing folder. Before embossing I rubbed Certainly Celery stampin spot on one side of the folder and then embossed. Added red glitter to the berries and a wonderful rub-on from Kaiser.
With this card sponged some brown ink around all the edges of the card and the topper to give it an older/antique look. Added some pearls to finish it off.

Much the same as the card above but different colours. Dug out my craftrobo and cut out the circle and flower cutout for the embellishment. I inked around the circle and then used rub-on letters for the word 'JOY'.
I have been busy this morning. A batch of patty cakes and a batch of milo biscuits. Now the kids lunch boxes should be full for a couple of days. In between I have finished off these three cards.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stampin Up Card - Cranberry Heart

Had fun using my Stampin Up gear for this card. I used cranberry card with the matching cranberry papers.
Merry making a mental note here that she should have all the names of items used sitting her ready to be typed in.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New to blogging

I have been checking out other peoples blogs and enjoy looking at the crafts they create. I thought I would share mine. I am really looking forward to sharing what I do. At the moment it is mainly papercrafts - Christmas cards. I created this card for Xmas 2007. I think I will slowly work my way through my favourite cards for the year. Enjoy!


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