Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Well another year is nearly over, it seems these days that the years are just going by faster & faster. Is it really 10 years ago when they said that we would not survive the 2000 bug, well we survived and have done many things since.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy new year celebration.
We aren't really party people so celebrations are very low key for us. Dinner at the MIL, off to see the 9.30pm fireworks and maybe seeing in the new year chatting to friends online.
Today for something different I thought I would share two cards. The first one is for the sketch challenge on SCS, SC260
Stamps: The cats Pajamas, Sentiment- studio G
Paper: Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla
Other: Brillance ink coffee bean, gold kindy glitz, felt ribbon, brad

This next card is made for C4C17 sketch on Crazy for Challenges I stamped the main image with brilliance ink coloured it in and cut it out with the circle nestability while I kept the die there I sponged around the edges.
Stamps: MFT- Pure Innocence My Balloon
Paper: DP - American Crafts, very olive, riding hood red, white
Other: Copics, brilliance Ice blue, sky blue, black, sponge dauber, nestabilities, cuttlebug EB, brads, word window punch.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sheriff Ian

I am not really sure what colours a sheriff should wear, but our officers of the law wear blue.
This sketch is for day 9 of the 12 days of sketches.
Stamps: TGF Sheriff Ian
Paper:Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, DP- Outlaw
Other: Antique Disc - PaperScissorsRock, brads, copics,MS Punch


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Helping Hand

I love being on holidays plenty of time to play golf and make some cards. We have had a wonderful wet past week after being in drought for so long it is very welcome.
This card is made for day 8 of the 12 days of sketches one the Greeting Farm blog.
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Rock the Farm
Paper: pumpkin pie, very olive, DP - Haiku
Other: brads, copics, MS punch, Nestabilities


Monday, December 28, 2009

Hey Miss Anya

This Anya is so cute. Can you just imagine her dancing in the 1920's in this flapper dress. For the background designer paper I use a page out of DCWV creme stack, the black is done in felt it adds a beautiful texture to the card. To top it off I added flower soft to the feather and the layers in the dress.
This is for day 7 designed by JessicaStamps: Flapper Anya Limited edition
Paper: Cream, black, DCWV la creme stack
Other: flower soft, copics, ribbon, flowers kaiser, brads


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Flower Princess Anya

This sketch is from Cindy Haffner for the greeting farm 12 days of sketches. I am having fun with these sketches but it is an effort to get a card made every day.
Stamps: TGF Princess Anya
Paper: Cream, purely pomegranate, DP Kaiser
Other: flower brads, ribbon,nestabilites,copics.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

AArrhhhhh Missy

I hope every one had a fabulous Christmas, we certainly did. It is rather quiet when all the girls grown up and we actually get up first. Nana( DH's Mother) arrived about 9am and we opened presents, after that DD went to Xmas lunch at her boyfriends. Grandma (My Mum) arrived at 11.30 and we had a nice roast lunch just the 4 of us. My family ( sisters & BIL's, nieces, nephews, partners and Kids) started arriving at 2pm, for afternoon festivities in the pool. My Daughter rang from Florida at 1am over there, 4pm here, she had just opened the presents we sent her and we passed the phone around so she could speak to every-one. hMmm can't wait until she is home again.
I managed to get some stamping done in between the visitors, today's card is for day 5 of the 12 days of sketches from the Greeting Farm I really like the way that this card has turned out, what girl wouldn't like a pink and black card. What do you think?
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Matey
Paper: Black, pink ,white, DP Cre8tiv Rock Princess
Other: ribbon, MS punch,nestabilites, copics, pink & black brillance ink

Have a great day

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flower Suzi

On the 4th day of sketches TGF gave me, this sketch of course. LOL The first time I saw this stamp I could just see the fluffy flowers on the ruffles, I used to have a jacket like this many years ago. I have been practicing colouring in the hair with my copics, I don't think I have the right paper as they tend to bleed a bit, but that does make it easy to blend.
Stamps: TGF WS Sassy Suzi
Paper: Soft sky, blue Ballet, DP DCWV Garden Party
Other: Flower soft, petaloo flowers, nestablities, copics


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Skater Ian

The 3rd day of sketches for The Greeting Farm
I rarely make card for boys so it is good to have this one up my sleeve so to speak.

Stamps: TGF Skater Ian
Paper: Blue Ballet,white, DP Jersey Shore
Other: brads,MS border punch, copics


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pink Hula

Here is my sketch for day 2 for the Greeting Farm 12 day challenge. The image was coloured and cut out layered on foam tape then onto the scalloped nestabilities with the edges sponged. The other strips of card were placed in the embossing folder and the edges were then punched.

Stamps: TGF Hula Anya
Paper: Chocolate chip, pretty in pink, DP DCWV Endless Summer stack
Other: Cuttlebug Eb folder, Martha Stewart Scallop Border punch,flower, brad, copics

Thanks for looking

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wave Rider

Hi there,
This week I am going to try and play in The Greeting Farm's 12 days of sketches on the TFG Blog, I am always behind in making sketches so let see how I go. Each day a different sketch is post and uploaded to the TGF Gallery for all to see.
Sketch 1

My Card
Stamps: TGF Surfer Ian
Paper: blue, white, DCWV DP Endless Summer stack
Other: Oval punch, oval nestabilities

Take Care

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Ho Ho Ho

Another Christmas card to share, this is a rather large Santa stamp and it needs just the right sketch for it, I have had the stamps for years a always make a few cards using it each year. I saw this sketch some time ago, it is from the sweetest thing SSSC46.
Stamps: PSX
Paper: Red, green & DP
Other: DCWV ribbon, rub ons. tombows, kindy glitz


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sleigh ride

One more Christmas card to share, I have nearly finished all that I am going to make. I have a pile to post tomorrow, I hope they arrive safely the postal workers went on strike yesterday.
I made this card for Mojo Monday sketch challenge mojo108 The large snowflake was made out of while card for the base the next layer was Dp cut down finished with a small punched snowflake and brad. The snowflake in the corner was made with acetate and white card using the Martha Stewart punch.
Stamps: Penny Black christmas critters
Paper: white, red, blue card, DP
Other: MS punches, Cuttlebug Die, copics,nestabilities, brads, kindy glitz.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hi there,
Don't you just love this cute cat, I grew up a cat lover shhhh don't let my dog hear me say that.
I made this card for Mercy's challenge MTSC52 I am sending it to a cat lover for Christmas.
To add some extra dimension to the red strips I put them into the embossing folder.
Stamps: Penny Black clear stamps Christmas Critters
Paper:Red, white , DP
Other: cuttlebug Embossing folder Holly, flowers, brad, nestabilities label 3


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reading with Edward

Yesterday when I was packing stuff for my daughter the mail came, new stamps for me from The Greeting Farm. Yehhhh My Daughter is a fan of the Twilight series and even has me reading the books, every birthday I make her a bookmark for a change I thought I would make her one for Christmas.
It is a very simple bookmark as it needs to sit very flat, I made one with embellishments one year which was a big mistake.
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Edward
Paper: chocolate,white, blue, DP - three bugs in a bugs
Other: MS punch, nestabilities, ribbon chocolate & blue,copics,hole punch,tab punch


Monday, December 14, 2009

Sleding in the snow

Today I was getting together some things to send to my Daughter in America, I don't usually make her a Christmas card as she lives at home, but I thought she might like this one. Although it is winter in Florida I don't think she is having snow, pretty much the same as when she is here in winter as we never have snow.
I just love these cute Penny Black stamps, they are so easy to colour. This card is made for challenges on the Pink Elephant blog Challenge #45 and Kaboodle Blog challenge #19 & #20
Stamps: Penny Black Christmas critters
Paper: white, blue, DP
Other: MS Snowflake border punch,ribbon,brads,kindy glitz,copics


Friday, December 11, 2009

I Believe

I made this card using Mercy tuesday sketch challenge MTSC50. I used The Greeting Farm Princess Anya giving her a different look with dark hair and red a green dress just for Christmas.
Today is club day and we are having our Christmas party, lunch at sizzler, shopping at photo continental and santa's gifts and relaxing what a great day planned.
Stamps: TGF - princess
Paper: hunter green, real red,white card. DP- DCWV test print stack, wendy irving christmas collection
Other: MS punch, copics, flowers, pearls, brads, nestabilities.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peek through Christmas

I have decided on a design for my Christmas cards this year, because we are sweltering here in 40 deg (104F) heat I thought of snow. The idea for this card came from a tutorial that I saw on
Dawns stamping studio some time ago. I didn't have the printed acetate so I improvised I think it turned out rather well. What do you think?
Stamps: MFT Sassy sayings
Paper: Real red, white card, acetate
Other: rocket red gold ink, cuttlebug snowflake die & eb folder,ms snowflake punch,kindy glitz, Kiki.k christmas ribbon, oval and word window punch, ms icicle punch


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Small Friend

I still had some of the Designer paper on my desk from the other day and using the Mojo114 sketch again I made this card for any occasion. I love these cute Penny Black stamps even more now that they come in clear stamps.
Stamps: Penny Black "T for Transparent" Bubbly
Paper: DCWV DP Pocket full of posies, Rose red, ballet blue
Other: Watercolour pencils, nestabilities,brads, Ms punch

Have a great day

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Cakes

For today's card I am using the Paper Pretties sketch PWC42. I have ordered some paper pretties but they have not arrived yet, so I am using a rubber romance image.
Stamps : Rubber Romance Diva Chef
Paper: DCWV - Sweet stack, Purely pomegranate, white
Other: Nestabilities, copics, brads - Craft affair

Friday, December 4, 2009

Put your skates on

Today's card is a very simple one using mojo mondays sketch 114 for the layout. I made a few Christmas cards but I really do have to put my skates on with Christmas not that far away. To save time I didn't colour the image but stamped it in coffee bean ink.
Stamps: Penny Black Christmas critters
Paper: DP Kaiser, red & green card
Other: Nestabilities; MS punch, DCWV ribbon,brads
, brillance ink coffee bean.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Xmas Candles

This is another card using the similar supplies as the one I posted yesterday, with the exception of using a different Designer paper from the pack.
Stamps: Papermania - Christmas duo candle light, MFT Sassy sayings
Paper: stampin up - DP holiday treasures, rose red, chocolate chip
Other: chocolate satin ribbon, oval & scallop punch, nestabilities


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Xmas easel

I had so much fun making the easel card last week I thought I would make another. I used Brilliance Rocket Red Gold to tamp the candles, it has a lovely shimmer to it.
Stamps: Papermania Christmas Duo Candlelight, MFT sassy sayings
Paper: Stampin Up - DP Holiday treasures, Kiwi kiss, Rose red, white
Other: nestabilities, satin ribbon kiwi kiss/ very vanilla, oval & scallop punch


Monday, November 30, 2009

Peek through window

While the cats away the mice will play. LOL DH is away fishing so I have lots of time to stamp, it is like having a holiday right here. I am having so much fun.
There are many ways to use acetate, from using it as the main card to a window. I saw this tutorial in August on Dawn blog, it was so different I thought I would give it a try, you would not believe how easy it is.
I used the same designer paper for both cards, but depending on the layering colours the different background colour just pop out.
The verse on the cards is rub on from a sheet that I purchased from a discount store, 17 rub ons for $2
Stamps: House Mouse
Paper: Kaiser craft Dp deck the halls, purely pomegranate,riding hood red,white, green
Other: nestabilities,copics, ds tape

Have a good day

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winter Fun

It is summer here and it is hot and steamy today with a storm brewing, what better way to cool down than thinking of fun in the snow, if we ever have snow in winter, it would be nice. Todays card was made for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC49 I had the chance to play with my new punches.
Stamps: MFT - Winter Blast
Paper: Brilliant Blue, DP unknown
Other: Martha Stewart Punches


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Best Wishes

Todays card was made using DCWV designer paper and ribbon. I used Mojo Monday sketch 114 for my layout. On Crazy 4 Challenges the challenge this week is punch happy I have certainly been punch happy, today I completed 6 cards all with punches.
Stamps: StampinUp - Eastern blooms, MFT- sassy sayings
Paper: DCWV - pocket full of posies, ballet blue, rose red
Other: word window punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Adirondack watermelon & meadow ink, ds & foam tape

Have a great day

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Princess Anya

Hello there,
I am so happy my first ever My Greeting Farm stamps have arrived. Yeahhh!!! I chose Princess Anya for my first card. It was Club last week and our project was to make a Easel card, I love doing projects especially when Frances is there for instructions when you get stuck. Easel cards are very popular at the moment if you look at various blogs you will certainly see one. The card is folded into a z fold with the card front attached inside you attach an embellishment or die cut a verse and attach with foam tape like I did. This helps the card stand up.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Princess Anya, Hanna Stamps - Verse
Paper: DCWV- Adhesive paper prints, blue, red & white card
Other: Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur de lis, nestabilities oval, copics, Martha Stewart-
Lattice Arch Border Punch, glitter pen, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wedding Day Iris

The wedding was on Saturday and it was beautiful, everything went smoothly the tiny bridal party members 4,2 and 6mths were so well behaved even in our terrible heat.
My Daughter was so excited that she received her own invitation ( not just her name tacked onto Mum and Dads invitation, but one for her and her boyfriend) that she wanted to make her own card, her passion is iris folding, but after making the Heart she was stuck so it was Mum to the rescue, after some discussion we decided to stick with the heart and red and white theme so while she was at work I created.
Stamps: Fiskars - Romance clear stamp set
Paper: Holographic wrapping paper, red & white card
Other: Ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder- hearts, scallop punch, heart embellishment.
Have a great day

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Here comes the Bride

Today is my Niece's wedding and this is what I made for her. They have been together for 5 years so wanted a wishing well. Earlier this month I saw the instructions for a gift card holder on the Rubber Romance Blog with a slight change I turned into a card to hold money. I have had this stamp for many years just waiting to be inked up. I chose the black, red & white theme because that was the colours used for the invitation, the invite also had some diamante bling on it. I haven't any idea of the wedding colours.
Stamps:Heart Art Studios E4380
Paper: Red, black & white, DP
Other: Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur de lis, nestabilities oval,craft affair- buckle slider, copics, cuttlebug embossing folder swirls, black grosgrain ribbon, word window punch.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Midnight Dancer

Hi There,
Today I thought I would share a card i made for just to keep on hand. Dear Daughter tends to ask for a card at the last minute. For this card I used the MFT sketch found on SCS. I used spellbinder nestabilities label 5 to cut out the main image, then used the rubber embossing mat. The lines in the background were made using my scor-pal.
Stamps: Inkadinkado- In the Groove, Sentiment - Hanna Stamps
Paper: White, Black, DP Imaginisce - Black tie options
Other: Nestibilities, rubber Embossing mat,brads, scor-pal, ribbon, brilliance ink, Round Tab punch.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Come on Baby

Today I have another new purchase to share with you the cuttle bug embossing folder 'Stars', I saw this used on a card sometime ago and I just needed it. LOL After embossing my card I highlighted the stars with chocolate ink, using my sponging block. The large star was cut using nestibilities template and also sponged. I used several stamps from The Cat's Pajamas, Havin' a pow wow set masking as I went and colouring with copics. All die cut stars were attached with foam tape. Star brads were attached to the bottom row. I made this card for my daughter to give to her boyfriend, "Happy Birthday Adam" I hope you like it.
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas - Havin' a Pow Wow
Paper: Vanilla, Chocolate,Black, DP- outlaw
Other: Star & oval nestabilities, Star embossing folder- cuttle bug, string, star brads, ds tape, foam tape.


Monday, November 2, 2009

spinning penguin

I have been wanting to do this type of card for a long time, I am not really that happy with it I think I need to play with it a bit more. I punched my circle a little too low and had trouble attaching the string, but I think you should get the idea. I cut the circle out on my top card and then put it in the embossing folder, it was then sponged with blue ink so that the snowflakes pop. I made two images the same and glued them together with the string inside, this was then attached to fit in with the other cut circles, so when you hold the card up the image spins. To frame the saying I used my new frame die cut. You can find a tutorial for this card on splitcoast stampers it is called a suspension card.
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Winter Blast
Paper: White, Blue
Other: Snowflake EB Folder- cuttlebug, nestabilities - fancy tags & circles, striped ribbon


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Last week I was able to attend the local craft show, needless to say I did make some purchases. Having teenage daughters I have plenty of girl stamps, but find it difficult to make cards for boys so when I saw this set from inkadinkado I thought great, it will go with the guitar stamp that I got some time ago. I love the solid stamp great for when you don't have time to colour. i stamped my images in brilliance black ink, the corners were highlighted with thin strips of black card.Stamps: Inkadinkado- In the groove, Fiskars- Rockpile
Paper: White, blue DP- Imaginesce
Other: Small Brads, Brilliance ink, ds tape


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Matt's Wallet

Hi there,
At last I have finally managed to get to post on my blog. Where has a month gone, this time last month my Hubby were busy packing the caravan to do the gray nomad thing ( without the gray hair anyway) We had a great time playing 7 different golf courses in Northern NSW. Back home and its one day to unpack before its back to work.
Then is oh no!!!! I need a teenage/young adult boy birthday card, thank god for the internet, making male card is not a favourite of mine. Lucky I found some samples on splitcoast stampers, I decided to go with the wallet card some other cards can be found here.
I looked at my husbands wallet to get the measurements and cut chocolate chip card to size.
I used the cuttlebug embossing folder to give close to cocoa the look of snakeskin, I then used a sponging block to highlight the raised areas with chocolate ink. I rounded the corners with my scissors because I couldn't find my corner punch. Just add brads and a stamped image and the card is ready for money and a hidden message.

Stamps: Hanna stamps
Paper: Stampin up: chocolate chip,close to cocoa, very vanilla
Other: brads, sponging block, ribbbon


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beary Christmas

I know that it will be here all too soon, I thought I would start making Christmas cards, this is my first one for this year. I am still making cards for the MFT 100 sketches this sketch is number MFTSC97. I used the stamp that was free with the do crafts creativity Mag, released in Australia last month.The DP and card is from some stock that I had. After colouring and layering the image I added Kindy Glitz 3D GLT Crystalina to the fur on the hat.
Stamps: Daisy & Dandelion
Paper: DP & CS from stock

Other: Kikki K - ribbon, glitter brads, nestibilities, copics, Kindy Glitz 3D GLT Crystalina


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pamper Yourself

Here is another card on my way to the 100MFT SKETCHES countdown. This is made for MFTSC98, on SCS. Sketches make card layouts so easy, Thanks to all the ladies who come up with the ideas.
I am amazed that I have had any time for stamping after working so much over the last three weeks. I am now off to pamper myself, I certainly need the rest, maybe I will relax and get some more stamping done. LOL
Stamps: MFT - Time for Bubbly
Paper: DP - Haiku, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie.
Other: Wild Wasbi Ribbon,Nestiblities, copics.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads in Australia.
I think my Hubby had a good day, our daughter remembered and rang from America, they celebrated fathers day earlier this year over there.
We spent the day, with the first of many BBQs' that we will have over the summer, my dear hubby loves his outdoor cooking appliance. What better stamp set to use, than Who's that grilling guy? from MFT. This is the first time I have used this set, so not only did I make a card for my Girl's father, I also made one for my youngest daughter's boyfriend's father. This is the card that Kait chose for her Dad.
It was fairly simple to make, except I couldn't get my steak to look real enough, in the end I inked it in red ink and then re-inked in chocolate chip and coloured the bone with my copics. I paper pieced the apron and coloured the image with my copics. I went I little way back into the files at SCS to find the master list of past sketches and used MFTSC31.
This is the card that she chose for Adam's Dad. The closest I could get to this sketch is MFTSC89, I made this card at 4am this morning and wasn't really following any sketches. I had so many things on my mind and couldn't sleep, thought I would try to relax with some stamping, and was pretty happy with the way they turned out.
Stamps: MFT- Who's that grilling guy?
Paper: Black, red, white cs, stock dp.
Other: nestibilites, copics, scallop & oval punch SU, cuttlebug folder tiny mosaic, paper piercing mat & tool, brads, ribbon - SU, ds tape.

Have a great day.

Monday, August 31, 2009

It's a jungle out there

Today's card was made for MFTMFC13 on scs, for this challenge we had to use new stamps that had not seen any ink. This was easy to do as I have a few of them, the particular set I have used I have been saving for just the right DP. I purchase the ribbon some time ago, thinking it looked just like a zebra. The other day a shopping I found this paper stack at my local Kmart store, it was just perfect. It has several rows of zebras with one row in foil.
Stamps: It's a jungle out there - MFT
Card:Black, white, old olive, DP Silhouette foil & glitter cs - Cre8tive
Other: grass punch,ribbon,nestabilities,brads, copics,border scallop punch, ds tape.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Some Bunny

Yeah, My new stamps have arrived and what better time to use them than a sketch challenge. This is the first time that I have ordered My Favorite Things stamps from overseas, when my friend told me that my long wanted set winter blast was in the bubble bin, I just had to give it a go. Not that I have used the set today as I just had to order some others that were on the wish list also.
Todays sketch is MFTSC96 over in MFT stamps member forum of SCS. I went with strawberry, chocolate and vanilla colour theme. I also added paper piercing to the corner of my image and to the top of my card.
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny - MFT
Card: DP - Bella Rose, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Other: Nestibilites, brads, copics, scallop border punch, ds tape, paper piercing mat & tool.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Martini Diva

Hi there,
This week I decided to make a card using the Rubber Romance sketch RRSK1. I really like these stamps you can see the whole range here or shop here at etsy.
Stamps: Rubber Romance
Paper: DCWV - Brights, Three bugs in a ru
Other: Copics, brads, paper flowers,nestibilities, copics, oval & scallop punch- Stampin up


Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Pinwheel

Hi, there,
I am just about to leave to do my evening shift at the Red Cross Kiosk at my local hospital. This was is a quick post, today I was looking through past files and found this card that I thought I would share. It is a tent card with a pinwheel made from a tag punch, it is such a quick and easy card to make.
Stamps: Stampin up - Babys firsts
Paper: DP-DCWV , Morning marigold,Brilliant blue, Tempting turquoise
Other: tag punch, ribbon, oval punches, nestabilities


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

orential ribbon box

This is my second post for today, it is not very often that I post twice, but having a friends birthday is a great reason to get into the stamping room.
I made this ribbon box for Gai, I loved this paper it has such crisp colours. The paint and varnish dry very quickly so I made it all in one afternoon.
Stamps: Hero Arts - CL297
Paper: Cre8tiv Designer Paper, riding hood red, pink pirouette, very vanilla
Other: Jo sonja's paint carbon black, liqitex varnish, flowers, gem stone, copics, DS ribbon, nestibilities, kaiser craft box, ds and foam tape