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!

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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.

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.

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:

A Moxie Speech Bubble!

I couldn’t resist but to play along with the current Speech Bubble Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  Perfect timing Cath, with my new ‘wood veneer’ obsession which is kindly being helped by Studio Calico I just had to have this sweet speech bubble set.  I’m not sure why, but I actually covered this wood veneer with wood grain paper… go figure.


Speech Bubble - Detail
Speech Bubble – Detail

Speech Bubble

Other Supplies:  Pink & Green Cardstock, Woodgrain paper. Green Marker.

Friday Feature at AnnaBelle Stamps… an Easter Baby?

Doncha just love getting more out of your stamps…   the DT were asked to use any of the Easter sets for this weeks Friday Feature and I decided to make some baby cards instead…  using the Easter sets (Insert cheesy grin here).   How totally cute are these chicks, and the dies are perfect, they even cut out the little legs haha!


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Blessings 1 – Detail
Blessings 1
Blessings 1
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Blessings 2 – Detail
Blessings 2
Blessings 2

Don’t forget you still have time to join  us for our current sketch challenge  you can find all the deets HERE!

I am sharing this card over at Simon Says Stamp, this week it’s Anything Goes!

Have a great weekend everyone!



Other Supplies:  ABS Ink – Memento – Grey Flannel, Tuxedo Black. Bigshot.  PTI Large scalloped edge die. Corner Chomper (Yellow).  Copics – G40, RV00, W0.