Friday, December 10, 2010

My sweet girl turns 7


I made this card for my beautiful daughter Martha who turned 7 on the first day of summer.
I cut the ballerina using my new die, the 7 is a wooden number from the bargain bin at Spotlight.
I had a little packet of charms that contained the ballet slippers (hoarding pays!) diamente stickons 
grace the dancers' tutu and a 5x 7  cuttlebug embossing folder was used for the background.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Clean and Simple

I borrowed a scor pal and it is fun!

Here is a quick card using a scored but simple detail

Monday, August 16, 2010

I 'm a little cagey about my absence



I know, it has been a while. I got distracted with crocheting and sewing, you can see my exploits here
on my other blog : Miss Prudence Knits; a life of charming moments. This blog I keep for my cards.
Anyway, I finally made some cards. I have had this set for over six months and haven't used it yet! "shame on me!  I really enjoyed making them, so I guess I am back into cardmaking. So see you at some challenges!





Friday, June 25, 2010

Father dear father

Here are some Father's Day cards that I am making to be sold my the children's music group "Mainly Music" at my church, prior to returning to work I used to lead the group and had so much fun doing it. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would do ANYTHING remotely musical. The group is as popular as ever and I am glad I can contribute in small way even though I have been long gone.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Annabelle Stamps

Annabelle Stamps is an Australian stamp company. They run challenges and a community that  I have recently joined and am about to start collecting their stamps.  They are about to launch a new release VERY soon and I for one am really keen to see it.
Why not hop on over there and sign up for a challenge, check out the stamps and meet the loveliest stamping community on the blog! Guaranteed you will be glad you did!



















Say it in Pink and Green

After making the card I realised that I could enter this into Annabelle Stamps  say it in Pink and Green.
So here is my contribution to the challenge, these colours are just so perfect together aren't they?


Currently from the scrap box we have....

Still on my crusade to use up my scraps, I made these cards. I cannot believe what I was finding in those boxes, one I haven't even looked in! I can only wonder what lies in there.... It is fun though, I have a little game I play: "scrap lucky dip". I put my hand in the box blindly and pull out a handful of scraps. What ever comes out I have to use up in that card making session. I do have some rules, after pondering a few ideas, I am allowed to have another scratch around in the scrap box to find co-ordinating papers etc. I am also allowed to use new embellishments and stamps from what I already have.



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Boy Card



These card titles are getting more basic and obvious huh?  Boy cards are always a little more of a challenge - well ones for older boys 11 and up and I hear this opinion being sighed all around card blogs everywhere. This card is for my son's friend who actually is a BMX championship rider - he will be 12 and I think he will be pretty happy with it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Say it in white

At Annabelle stamps has asked "what can you do with white?

My God Daughter made her confirmation this evening and I thought what an excellent opportunity to try and come up with something that could provide an answer to the posed question - meet the challenge. I kind of used the current layout and used white with just a little embossed gold. I guess my answer laid in textures, white looks wonderful in textures. I also used that little swallow die cut from sizzix (i am so in love with it)....what do you think?


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tully's Birthday card



My beautiful second boy Tully turned 9 on Mother's day. Tully is robot mad and he LOVED this card. I used Cosmo Cricket paper (*sigh* I love cosmo). A cuttlebug folder and a wooden T i found laying around helped (remember I am using up scraps and stuff lying around).
The stamp was part of a cheapo set I bought from the reject shop (!!!!)

Happy Birthday Darling Tully xxxxxx

I am using this card for the Annabelle sketch challenge, they are the sweetest girls over there and I had soooo much fun last time, not to mention the wonderful encouragement from the gorgeous Annabelle design team girls....Hope it fits!







Sunday, May 2, 2010

Using up the scraps

I am sure everyone has a box or two full of scrap card stock. I have three! I made a pledge this weekend that I use these up, if it meant casing my old cards (which were probably cased anyway LOL), making basic cards or getting really creative, I would rise to the challenge. Yesterday I made a heap but I can only show you two as a visitor last night left very happy clutching a handful of these cards. I now have 2 boxes and can't wait to get into these as I have promised myself as a reward some new goodies!!!!

These are using my new swallow die and some "stuff" floating around. The colours are pretty neutral using Stampin up Riverock, whisper white....I have reserved these for my friend who might want to use one of them as a Mother's Day card. Hope she likes them!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's Day II









Annabelle Stamps: Say it with Pearls Challenge : This card is for my Mum, so it had to be special like her. I used two different cuttlebug embossing folders one of the new 5x7 size. I used Spellbinders labels and a die cut of a letter M. I used a stamp from the SU Carte Postale set and SU whisper white and bashful blue CS. Stick on pearls and a Martha Stewart embossing / border punch. The inside has a little pocket for a gift card and the writing area is lined and bordered.

I am pretty happy with how this turned out and hope my mum loves it.

Mother's Day



CPS Challenge 164This for my MIL. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder, spellbinders scalloped rectangles, A stamp from the now defunct Australian Stamp Company Orange Jelly, SU lovely lilac CS and ink, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and white ribbon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My new sizzlits

oday a bag of goodies I ordered from Scrapbooking Boutique with the lovely Evelyn arrived! I ordered some sizzix sizzlets around $9 each so great value.

I made this card and was so happy with it I have decided to make six of them and give them to my sister as a note set.

T

Friday, April 9, 2010

CPS challenge 161


Here is my submission for the challenge. I really enjoyed doing this one.

Supplies used: Stampin' Up CS : pumpkin pie, certainly celery and bashful blue
American Craft Stamps, momento ink black, SU punches, Embossing folder, Big kick machine, black satin ribbon, dimmensionals

Monday, March 29, 2010

My First Card Challenge

I have NEVER done a card challenge before but I see fellow card makers networking and making friends and I just sit back with mild envy...I would love to make some card friends. So I have joined a challenge not just to try my skills but to network with card makers and make some friends along the way!

This is my entry for the CPS #160 card challenge. I hope it stacks up with the other card makers.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hooley Dooley it's 2010!

These are my first cards for the year after a well deserved break. I felt a bit rusty at first so I tried a tutorial for a "Triangle Trifold Project by Beate Johns on Split coast. I was a lot smaller than I expected and I messed up the first one ( hey metric girl don't ya get measurements in inches! LOL) but I salvaged it into a card of sorts.




Then I made a birthday card for my Aunty Joan. This just a cheap little stamp I picked up at Spotlight and I can't remember the brand. I used my new Martha Stewart punch and am VERY impressed with it (I can talk about all these brands now I am no longer tied to SU ) it punches and dry embosses: wow! I very lightly sponges the image with Bashful blue and a palest pink, made my own embellishment and there you go. A bit fussy but it is for an older lady who will love it.




Then I played with my Forest friends SU set. I thought I might get rid of this awful blue but with other "in-colours" it looked really good - hey what do you know! LOL. SU do great in-colours yeah? Simple but groovy I think.




Then I played with a few sets to make a few cards to sell at my Church's kids music group, but I wanted to make some faith kind of cards that looked cool and fresh. What do you think?