Uptown Clouds publication.

Heya, back from camping and off to work today after literally a ton of washing.  I have a quick share as a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ work is going on in my crafty space…  sounds exciting doesn’t it!  I hope you like my fluffy clouds, I was lucky to have this card published with the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine for their clouds feature.  

Isn’t this little Uptown girl the sweetest?

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Kindness – Detail

I look forward to seeing you again this Friday, I have an Altenew video share with probably one of my fave Christmas cards this year (so far).


Other Supplies:  Distress Markers – Cracked Pistachio, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac.  Cotton Wool Balls. Copic Opaque White.

Embossing with Dies at Addicted to Die Cutting!

This week’s technique  for my Addicted to Die Cutting series is a fun one and seriously a great way to get more from those dies.  It’s embossing with dies, kinda like creating your own diffuser!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Amazing – Detail

 You may have noticed that I have been MIA at the moment, I’m somewhere on a beach camping and visiting with friends, totally off the air.  But I’ll be seeing you real soon, til then, Cheers!


Other supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Powder Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, True Blue.  Embossing Folder – Sizzix Tropical Paisley.

Time to challenge… Marion!

My very wonderful blog friend Marion suggested when I met her last year that we should do a ‘little challenge’, what a fantastic idea I said.  Well that was June last year and life kinda got in the way….   until now.  So she spent a whole 3 minutes on Pinterest and came up with this photo for inspiration, oh WOW!

Ombre wedding ckae

And after some deliberation I decided to stray away from the butterflies and went for a floral take, hope you like it.

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Wonderful – Detail

Now you really should head over to Marion’s blog and  see what she created, I know I can’t wait!


Other Supplies:  Dew Drops (Winter Retreat).  Papertrey Ink – Beautiful Blooms II Die Collection.

Out of the Box!

Definitely out of the box for me, I felt like making an unexpected card for one of my close friends who turned 40.  Not my best photos….   but I’m sure you get the idea, ps her 5 year old son thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread, the card is constantly in a state of flux!

40th (3) 40th (4)

40th (2)


Hugs honey,


Other Supplies:  SBB Cardstock – Bubblegum.  Hot Glue Gun.  Papertrey Ink Flower Dies. Circle Punches.  Hero Arts/Studio Calico – Houndstooth Background. Craft Wire. Assorted Rhinestones.  Glue Gun.

It’s a Mama Elephant baby shower (video)!

I wanted some flat bottomed clouds and dang nab it, I was going to have them…..   so I’ve got a technique video to share with you today on how to partial die cut, it’s such a great way to get more from your dies…   much better than rushing out and buying more, just ask my husband.

You can see my video here or Watch it on Youtube.

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On your Shower – Detail
On your Shower
On your Shower

Hope you had fun, I’ll be back real soon!


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Powder.  Copics – T0,2. 0. RV10. Y11,21.

Happy Birthday Rosettes!

Hiya, I’m  back with another post for Muse!  So now I’m not only ‘stamp addicted’, but I’ve started coveting inks…  all different kinds and then of course I need every different colour.  Love this Archival Ink from Ranger, how sweet is this Viridian colour!

I can’t wait to see how this card inspires you!


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Happy Birthday

All of the deets can  be found here on the Muse blog….     but here’s how it works:

  • Use ANYTHING you want from your stash to create a project inspired by this week’s Muse.
  • In your post, explain how you were inspired and link back to the Muse blog.
  • Provide supportive comments on at least 3 other member’s submissions.
  • Vote for three of your fellow member’s submissions.


Other Supplies:  PTI – Buttons. Kaisercraft paper – PennyRoyale Collection – Lillian.


I had heaps of fun with this card, a friend asked for a 40th birthday card and do you think that I could get inspired…  uh uh, no way.   Then I saw Lisa’s sketch saved to my desk top and she came to the rescue yet again along with this fabulous new set of stamps that I was so lucky to win from Penny Black, Oh.Em.Gee they are gorgeous!  Thanks so much Penny Black.

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Oh.Em.Gee – Detail


Anyhoo, I digress, the inside of the card has another sentiment from Mama Elephant and it says ’40…  party like a rockstar’, I think it’s perfect.

I would also like to link this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today, I’ll be back real soon, Hugs


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Light Peach, Peach, Blush Pink, Orange, Pale Vermilion, Lemon Yellow, Sand, Putty Beige, Warm Grey 20,50%, French Grey 50%, True Blue, Process Red, White. Really tiny little blue self adhesive gems from some fab Chinese company. Computer generated speech bubble.

Die Cut Inspiration ****

A quick share today, I’m working nights at the moment so have gone a little off the radar as my life is currently eating, sleeping and working.  Sadly little crafty time or enthusiasm, but I can’t wait to get back to playing with paper I really miss it.  So I thought I would share this card that I was accepted by the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine for a ‘die cutting’ feature.  Hope you are having a great week, I’ll be back tomorrow with a DT card, see you then!


Inspire – Detail

Other Supplies:   Copics – B000,02. BV00.02.

Thinking of You, now that I’m back on track!

Yaaaay, I’ve finished my course and now I am an Advanced Life Support Instructor, but sadly that means that I’ve had no time to make any cards, although today I’m making cards like crazy I can’t share them with you…   yet.   So I thought I would share another card that I had published where the inspiration was to use woodgrain.  Here is a card where I had some fun using cork, I was inspired by the most talented Chunyuan (thank you soo much)!


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Thinking of You

Other Supplies:

Thanks for everything… at CAS(E) this Sketch!

It’s time for a new challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch and this week Karolyn has created yet another fabulous sketch….   gotta say I struggled with this one!


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Thanks – Detail

And here’s the rest of the team, as usual their creations are amazing!


We’d absolutely love you to join us, all you need to do is create a clean & simple (CAS) card using the sketch  and add it to the link at the CTS blog You can find all the deets HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Other Supplies: