Swanky Snowdudes!

Here is a fun set of cards that were published with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine.  I totally adore these little Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes  and how COOL this background stamp from AnnaBelle Stamps looks on an angle (just in case you hadn’t noticed)!

Only 1 week to go…..  are you ready?????

Greetings – Detail
Coolest Friend
Season’s Greetings

Other Supplies:   Copics – BV00,02 YG11,13. Y17,38. R05. R20. T0. C5,7.  Prisma Pencils – Cloud Blue, Powder Blue, Cool Grey 70%.  Twine  Icicle – 3mm Sprinkles – AnnaBelle Stamps.

It’s a Merry Bloghop & Giveaway at Scrapbook Bouqtique!

It’s time again for another challenge to begin at Scrapbook Boutique, and that means that it’s also time for  a blog hop…    and of course yet more wonderful prizes to be won!  You should have arrived here from  Sue W’s gorgeous blog!    And YOU have a chance to WIN this gorgeous stamp set by My Favorite Things froScrapbook Boutique all you need to do is  leave a comment at each blog along the hop, you have until midday 17th December (you must have an Australian address to be eligible) and the winner will be announced at the Scrapbook Boutique blog  December 18th.


For all the deets on how to WIN a $30 gift voucher  just stop by Scrapbook Boutique blog, you have until the end of December to enter!  This month the challenge is  Red, White & Green, it’s so Christmas-easy!

merry – Detail

From here you are heading to the Scrapbook Boutique Blog, thanks for joining us, it’s been a blast!

Other Supplies:  Prisma Pencils – Chartreuse, Spring Green, Carmine Red, Crimson Red, Cool Grey 20%.

Christmas-travangaza video at A Blog Named Hero!

Can you believe that I’m posting over at A Blog Named Hero today!!!  They are having the most incredible Christmas-travaganza, and I was so excited when they asked me to  join!   It’s running until December 24th and there is a different designer every day, oh & the best part is there are prizes for commenters!   You should see the line up of amazing crafters, it’s going to be a blast!

Here’s a little sneak peek at my project, and there’s a video too (I couldn’t resist) , you can see it HERE.

Sneaky peek!

Hope you are having a fantastic day (like me),


Awesome!  I found  a quick minute to join in the fun with a couple of challenges that I’ve had my eye on.  How could I resist the inspiration at Jay Gee’s Nook or adding some cork for the Canvas, Cork & Burlap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  

merry – Detail

Have I told you that I just had my glasses upgraded….  oh yeah, and it’s happened, they are ‘multifocals‘….  you know you’re getting old when?  So recently I’ve been enjoying the struggle of looking through ‘the right part’ of my glasses,  so far I haven’t fallen over, but that’s certainly a possibility!


Happy Papercrafting!

Other Supplies:

Round for Christmas Bloghop with AnnaBelle Stamps!

Yippeeee it’s time for another bloghop at AnnaBelle Stamps, if you are hopping along you should have arrived here from Marion’s fabulous blog!  (the whole DT can be found on my sidebar if you happen to get lost along the way).   I’ve had so much fun playing with this gorgeous Round for Christmas stamp set and had sooo many ideas…  did you know that it fits the Cuts by Design Decorated Christmas die, isn’t that fantastic!

You have a chance to WIN these stamps, just leave comments before 12pm Sunday (Australian EDT) along the hop and join the inlinkz at AnnaBelle Stamps blog, it’s as simple as that!  

More fab news!  This stamp set is also available all week at a discount of 20%.  Thanks for hopping along, from here you are off to visit Danielle!

Make it Merry – Detail
Make it Merry

I’m entering this card in this week’s Simon Says Stamp Challenge, it’s simple, you just have to use dies or punches!

Other Supplies:   ABS DF Satin Ribbon – Lime.  ABS Memento Inks – Dandelion, Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Lilac Posies.  Versafine – Onyx Black.  Cardstock – Plum

It’s Bow Easy… video tutorial for Scrapbook Boutique!

Welcome back to another video tutorial for Scrapbook Boutique.  I’ve been meaning to show you just how easy it is to use the Bow Easy…    it’s a great little tool that gives you the perfect bow every time!  I’ve linked all the products I’ve used below, or of course you can head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and take a peek for yourself.   Happy Papercrafting!

For You – Detail
For You

Other Supplies:  Orange Satin Ribbon.

It’s release day at AnnaBelle Stamps…. here’s a sneak peek!

It’s release day at AnnaBelle Stamps and we are starting the fun with a Sneak Peek!  For this 3D Christmas challenge I created a ‘Freestanding Pop Up Card‘, it was so easy and the best thing is that it lies flat for posting.  I had a blast following THIS fun tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers, especially using these NEW gorgeous stamps!

You could WIN a GV by joining the challenge, just add your creations to the inlinkz at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog.  Also don’t forget to visit the other Belles and see their fabulous 3D creations using this new stamp set (you can find their links in my sidebar).

But wait there’s more, the new release is happening TODAY at AnnaBelle Stamps Blog at 4pm (Aust EST) and you have yet another chance to WIN……     it’s going to great with even more cards and a hop, so I’ll see you  back here real soon!!

Peace on Earth – Detail
Peace on Earth – Detail
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth – Ready to Post!

Other Supplies:  ABS Versamark Ink. ABS Pink Satin Ribbon, ABS Silver Twine.  ABS White Embossing Powder. Needle, Paper piercer.  Green Cardstock. Hole Punch.

About our challenges: 

– We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
– Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
– Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).
How To Play Along : 
– Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post if you have a blog.
– Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog or gallery.
– Please don’t link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
– A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.
– You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
– We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas 🙂

Christmas Sheep?

Who says sheep can’t be Christmassy…   well, this one is!  I have been wanting to join in at Lawnscaping Challenges (but sadly haven’t had time…  I’ve been watching though), anyway this week it’s a Tag challenge and I needed some tags, at Christmas, I know it’s hard to believe and now I’m wondering why I didn’t start making them earlier…   oh yes, I’m going to do that next year (aren’t I)!  I’m also going to enter Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes, because as it says…  Anything Goes!  For this tag I was inspired by a very talented paper crafter Annette over at My Clever Creations, Thanks heaps!  ps. I moved back into my craft room today…  and I am definitely doing my happy dance, it comes with new paint and a light directly above my desk, yipppeeee….   funny how it’s the small things that make us happy!!

ETA: A kind friend told me about the Color Q Challenge and recommended that I should join in with them as this tag, fits the bill.  I haven’t played with them before, but am really inspired by their color palettes, they are totally awesome!

Christmas Tag... is that a sheep?

Other Supplies:  Pencils – Sky Blue Light, Cloud Blue, Powder Blue, Carmine Red, Spring Green, Apple Green, Olive Green, 20% French Grey, Blush Pink.

Just a note

Hi again, I noticed that the Embellish Challenge has started and thought I would play along.   This time it is a Color Trends Tags Challenge,  which sounded like fun, until I tried to find a tag!   I am also joining the current Lily Pad Cards Embossing Challenge, nearly the whole card is embossed so I thought it fit the bill!

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Just a note

Supplies;  Paper:  A4 White Cardstock, AC Cardstock – Stone, DCWV – The Christmas Stack.  Ink:  StazOn – Jet Black, Memento – Summer Sky, Paris Dusk, London fog.   Stamps:  Grace Taylor – Nature Girl, PTI – It’s Official.  Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, Bigshot, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Goochie Script, Kaisercraft Pearls – Champagne,  Punch Bunch – Tiny flower punch, Pale blue satin ribbon, Vellum tag (I’ve had in my stash for ages & thought would be nice to use but never have), white string, DST, Foam Dimensionals, Glue Dots – Micro.

Mother’s Day

I would just like to share the card I made for my mother this year.  I couldn’t post it any earlier as she is one of my biggest fans, as I am one of hers!  She is the most amazing woman, and I can thank her for my creative streak as she can do anything she can put her mind to, she is such an inspiration.  It would have to be cake decorating that really became her thing, and she can bake and decorate the most awesome cakes!  I highly recommend her caramel mud cake, it is ‘to die for!’  So Happy Mother’s Day mum, you really are the Best & I love you the most!

I actually made a similar card to this recently, you can see it HERE, but I know that my mum isn’t really the CAS type, so this one is definitely alot busier.  I am entering this card into the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge where ‘MUM’S the Word’, this is my first time joining them and it looks like heaps of fun!



Mum - Detail

Supplies;  Paper:  A4 White Cardstock, Xpress It BlendingCard, Bazzill – Flamingo, MME – Stella & Rose, Gertie Paper Pad, October Afternoon – Fly a Kite.  Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black, StazOn – Jet Black, Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass.   Stamps:  Imaginisce – Dog, Autumn Leaves – Flower Sketch,  PTI – Delightful Dahlia.  Copics:  E50,53,33. R20.  Accessories:  Fiskars Stamp Press, Carl Circle Punch, Ink Blending Tool, Kaisercraft Pearl – Bliss, WRMK – Corner Chomper, Bigshot, PTI – Bloom Die, Green Marker, DST, Foam Dimensionals