Saturday, 23 September 2017

More cards for swaps- with herringbone background

 Heres another Christmas one- so simple but very effective I feel.
This one is made with the background again hand inked images from a kit I had. I love the doggies- so cute

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Christmas herringbone card

You may recall a few posts ago I made some herringbone backgrounds with scraps. Heres a card I made for a black, red and white challenge card.

Xmas tags

Yep started on the Xmas countdown. Heres some tags made from scraps for a swap. Very easy to do and quite effective

Friday, 1 September 2017

Give us a Kiss

Heres another page with pics taken from a friends masquerade party. She had one of those photo booths and I decided to use the pics for a challenge page. I had to use 3 doilies and 3 embellishments  and a sketch. Not sure about this one, but its growing on me

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Origami Christmas tree cards

Yes I have begun making Christmas cards. I like to start now as I dont want to miss the great weather we have around that time here in Oz. These cards are sooo cute and so easy to make- there are numerous videos online you can find to make them. I, of course love them because I get to use up more of my stash of paper scraps lol.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Remember the Magic

Heres a page Ive wanted to do for a long time. I have a few similar photos I want to scrap too. This was a friends 40th Masquerade party. It was so much fun. This pic was taken in one of those photos booths you hire. This was one of the more decent photos lol. I made this page for 2 challenges. I was running out of time so I incorporated the elements from both, washi tape background, flowers, doily and woodgrain- its there near the washi tape believe me. 

Diagonal fold card

These are so fun to make- diagonal fold cards. I made these for my card swap. It had to be blue and purple, have a die cut and patterned paper and be a wintery theme - check! 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Steve and Me

Heres a special page. My son loves Steve Urwin. He got to meet him in Sydney at Madame Tussauds. It was such a lovely momment. It felt like he had really met him in person. This page was created for a sketch challenge.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Cards for the troops

I made a few simple cards for the troops this weekend. I usually make more but instead this time, Im donating some of my crafting things to help. The lovely ladies up in Queensland get together every other month and make cards for the troops but they need supplies so I thought Id add my bits to them this year.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Uncle Phil - Fave

Love this page. I made for the Blind Crop thats going on over at Annas Craft Cupboard this weekend. I used paint alot, something that I dont do much of, but loving the lines made with an old rewards card. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Both at High school

This is a page from the Creative kit club. I liked the page and so incorporated my boys into it. I love the colours and contrast. It isnt exactly the same as the original but not far off it

Friday, 21 July 2017

Gatefold Latch cards

More cards! Gee Im on a roll ! These are called Gatefold Latch cards. I have used my beloved Flamingo stamps from stampin up- LOVE them. These 2 colours I have used are my favourites together and will be the colours used in my up and coming new craft room :D

Tri Shutter cards

Made these 2 Tri Shutter cards for a swap. I have had quite a bit of this paper- I love it. Its a retired Kaisercraft paper. I love all the colours in it.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Z fold cards

I made these cards for a swap. The criteria was just Z fold card. Ive seen this sort of card on the internet with the heart border and have always wanted to have a go. It is so easy to make too. I embossed the paper first and then added the hearts. I quite like the end result.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Sandcastle Dragon

I made this page for a challenge over at Sketchy challenge boards on FB. There was  a sketch, of course, and autumnal colours. Im not sure I got the colour sorted, green and blue snuck in there. This is my son at the local sandcastles our town hosts every year- he LOVES dragons

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Festival of Lights

Heres a bright page for my son. We visited the Festival of Lights last year and also this year. It was fabulous. My son is a big fan of dragons and so we had to find them amongst all the spectacular lanterns. All the sculptures are made by hand and lit up at night time. This page has hidden journalling.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Flap Fold cards

Thes Flap Fold cards are so simple but so fun to make. The ones Ive made are made from designer paper but you can also make them from card stock. The challenge was to include hearts and to be a thank you card.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Hello Summer

Heres the page the girls are making this holidays. I have a few teen girls come by to do a scrapbooking and cards workshop. This one is one I scraplifted from the internet- not sure about the yellow though, dont think it really goes.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Little butterfly box card

Just made this quickly for my Girls craft workshop this holidays. They are making this card along with the 2 teacup and teapot cards I shared recently and they are doing a scrapbooking page that I will share later. I think I need to make the back of this card a bit taller- lol. You can see the greeting. Once again I got to use up some of my scraps and you all know I love to do that lol.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Xmas 2015

Really quick for Xmas 2015. Had fun with my biggun making a Gingerbread house- never too old for these things in our house :D

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Flamingo sketch card

Heres my card for a challenge. It had to pink black and white and have a flamingo on it and there was a sketch. I think I added the green before I remembered the rules- hope it counts. I made the flamingo out a of die cut punch and the stamps are from kaszazz and Kaisercraft

Friday, 9 June 2017


My eldest sons graduation. Im not sure Im entirely happy with this one. I like the colours as they are the school colours, just not sure the patterned paper works

First High school award

Heres a page I did for a challenge- there was a sketch and a colour pallet. Im not sure I hit the colour pallet correctly. I copied the sketch exactly.
This is my eldest in Yr 7 receiving his first award. He is now is Yr 9 and has proudly received many more 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Melbourne Cup day

This page I did for a challenge over at Annas Craft Cupboard. It was a sketch page. This is my now 15 year old, had his birthday a few days ago. He made his own hat.
Most of this page is using Kaisercraft supplies

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Envelope Fold card

I have been making these cute cards today- I LOVE them. I have made them for my card challenge- it had to be a scene - sky and land. It must have an animal and it must be for a birthday. Think I have covered it. If you are interested in making them heres the link Splitcoasters.
Compared to the ones shown on the gallery at Splitcoasters mine are very simple. Hope you have fun trying this cute card

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Pop twist card number 2

Heres another card - I picked it up as a kit at a papercraft show I went to this weekend. Isnt it cute?

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Marilyn n me

This was a sketch and mood challenge over at Sketchy board challenges on FB. I love the colours of this one.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Blind crop challenge

Over the weekend I took part in Annas Craft Cupboards 11th party celebrations.
There were many games and challenges such as bingo, taking selfies, making party hats, and birthday cards etc.
I did some of those but I also did the Cyber blind crop. We were told what we need in supplies a week before we did the blind crop and then were given instructions online. At the end everyone had made the same basic layout by using their own choice of colours etc. It was so much fun. Heres the one I made

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Sketch card

These 3 cards are for my sketch challenge. They had to be suitable for an older gentleman and had to be muted tones- there is supposed to be some stripes on there but Im hoping checks will count. All Kaisercraft bits n bobs

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

My obsession

Any crafter that knows me well, will know that I have an obsession about keeping every little bit of paper. Once a workshop has finished I can often been found digging around the scraps others have tossed in the trash to rescue them for projects like this.
This is such an easy and for me, satisfying thing to do. I buy sheets of double sided paper and lay my strips in pattern. These can be used for backgrounds or made into embellishments.
It makes me so happy to see my scraps being used and not just tossed out. The thing is I always seem to have tons of scraps, my pile never diminishes lol.