Happy Birthday!

I’ve been just playing today having a bit of fun ‘kissing’ in the craft room…..   well that is, stamp kissing.  This is such a fun technique and A Blog Named Hero is challenging us this week!  It’s been forever since I’ve had a chance to join another of my fave challenges CASE study and their current Muse is the very talented Joy Taylor, I’m such a BIG fan!  I adore her card and really struggled to stray too far from the original version.  Well I’m off to work now, hope you have a great week planned!

Joy’s Card

Other Supplies: Grey Marker

Live for the Challenge!

I just had to partake in this weeks Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger, how could I not be inspired by these gorgeous colours and funky birds!  I stepped it up a little by joining up with the current Retro sketches challenge, another fab  design this week….  maybe sketches aren’t scaring me as much as they used to, I might be onto a good thing here!

Anyhoo, hope you’re having a great weekend, I’m off to Brisbane for a conference tomorrow and looking forward to a little shopping and eating…   (and of course the conference is in there somewhere too)  Love it!

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Other Supplies:   Scraps of cardstock

What a Pear!

This is such a  fab set of stamps from Basic Grey that I thought I may as well use one of their paper pads to co-ordinate with it.  These colours are just great – a little different to my usual style (it’s good to do the spread wing thing).    I was lucky enough to have these cards accepted by the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine.    It was such a fun set to make – I hope you like them.


What A Pear
Owl Of Us
Nuts About You
Flying By

Supplies;  Paper: A4 White Cardstock, Basic Grey Paper Pad – Origins, Hero Arts Layering Paper – Latte, Bazzill – Java.  Ink: Versamark, ColorBox Chalk  Queue – Chocolate & Blueberries.  Stamps:  Basic Grey – What a Pear.  Copics: Y26. YG25. E59.  Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press & Border Punch – Apron Lace, PTI – Kraft Twine, Saddle Stitched Ribbon – Spring Moss, Grosgrain – Lemon Tart,  Vintage Buttons – Autumn Mix, Kaisercraft Pearls – Yellow, Small Flower Punch,  Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles – Large, Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzlets – Flower Layers – Set #3, Ranger Embossing Powder – Seafoam White, Heat Gun, White Gel Pen, Copic Multiliner 0.3,  DST, Foam Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue.

Just for You!

I’ve finally found some time to join in the fun at the Runway Inspired Challenge, they always have the most amazing inspiration and this one is no exception.  How fabulous is this dress!!  I’m also entering this card into Lilypad Cards Flower Challenge and who can resist  Anything Goes Simon Says Stamp!  Hope you are having a fantastic weekend, I’m off to work soon.   Thanks for visiting!


Simon Says Stamp

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Just for You

Other Supplies:  Copics – Y13,21. YR04,24. R83,85. BV02,08. BG13,15. YG95. G99.

Stampers Challenge Inkadinkado – Mehindi Border!

Okay, so I’m here at the beach & loving it!  Not much card making happening though so I thought it was a good time to share another publication.  Here is another Stamper’s challenge from the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft Magazine.  I was given this awesome Inkadinkado Mehndi Border stamp set and was instructed to make 2 cards!  Super easy with such wonderful images to choose from.  Hope you like the results!

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Happy Birthday


Supplies;   Paper:  A4 White Smooth Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock – Typhoon.  Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black, Sweet Plum, Paris Dusk, Summer Sky, New Sprout, Dandelion, Tangelo, Rhubarb Stalk.   Stamps:  Inkadinkado – Mehndi Borders (99247), Hero Arts – Live & Laugh.   Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, The Twinery Twine – Honeydew.  DST, Foam Dimensionals.

Happy Birthday

Supplies;  Paper:  A4 Vanilla Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock – Lava, Parakeet.  Ink:  VersaMark.  Stamps:  Inkadinkado – Mehndi Borders (99247), Gift from Kitty (97660).  Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, Antistatic Pad, Heat Tool, American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder – Vanilla, Zva Creative Pearls – Green, Cream Satin Ribbon,  Foam Dimensionals.

Perky Plants!

If you haven’t seen much of me at the moment it’s because I’m working night duty and tend to go a little underground.  It’s hard to be enthused when I’m sooo tired.  But I’m nearly finished and then I have a week’s holiday at the beach, I have massive plans to do ‘not much at all’!

I thought I would share with you these cards that were accepted by the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, ‘Grow Giggles’ even hit the front cover (yippeee)!   I had a play with my Paper Smooches ‘Perky Plants’ and I think they are ultra cool!  I just kept finding more stamps and before I knew it I had 4 cards… uber cool!   Thanks for visiting me today…..   I’m heading off to sleep now.

Plant Smiles
Grow Giggles
Be Silly

Supplies;  Paper:  A4 White Plain & Hopsack Cardstock, Xpress It Blending Cardstock, MME Lime Twist Paper Pad – Happy Go Lucky.  Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black, New Sprout.  Stamps:  Paper Smooches – Perky Plants.  Copics:  R81,83. YG03,13. BG10,13,15. T0,2. Y11,13,21.   Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, Stickles – Diamond, PTI Cloud 1 & 2 Die Collection, Bigshot, Blending Chalks, Copic Multi liner – 0.3, Craft Knife, Sakura – Black Sparkle Gelly Roll pen, Liquid Glue, DST, Foam Dimensionals, Glue Dots.

Enjoy the Ride… double the challenge!

I wanted to make a card for ‘fun’!  So I just checked out a couple of my fave challenges and combined them to create this.  CAS-ual Fridays is having an ‘On the Red Carpet’ challenge where one of my best blog friends is the Guest Designer, Go team Marion!  My card was inspired by ‘Herbie’ (The Lovebug), he was such a hero in our house that we had a pet galah named after him when we were kids!  I couldn’t resist joining Less Is More this week to celebrate their 1st birthday, what a fantastic challenge site Chrissie and Mandi have created, thank you for all your hard work over the past year.  This week it’s a colour challenge and it’s Aqua!


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Enjoy the Ride

Other Supplies:  Copics – C0, T0.   Kaisercraft – Clear Droplets.