Sunday, November 30

Alisa's Colour Challenge #9

Alisa's Colour Challenge #9 was so fun. I love the colour combination but I did need to add a bit of Very Vanilla, hope that's ok.

I made another Christmas Card.

Stamp Sets : Season of Joy, So Swirly wheel
Ink : Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel
Card : Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa Very Vanilla
Punches : scallop edge, scallop circle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8' circle, large star, corner rounder
Accessories : wheel guide, mat pack, grosgrain ribbon Burgundy, dimensionals

Butterfly Award

I feel so honored to be given this Butterfly Award by my good friend Sonya - Giggle buttons. Thanks so much.

Now I must pass it on to ten other "cool" blogs. I would love to give it back to you Sonya.

Melissa - Mel's Stamping Haven

Debbie - Hubby's Headache

Karen - Karen Robinson's blog

Makeesha - Inkspirations by Makeesha Bly

Natasha - Natasha's Creations

Alexandra - Creative Haven

Gail - Images by Gail

Savitri - Stampin & Scrapin with Savitri

Nerine - Stampin Addiction

Leonie - A Stampers World

Make sure you check out all these very COOL blogs.

Friday, November 28

Birthday Card from Maree.

I just had to show you all this gorgeous Birthday Card Maree made for me. Isn't she clever! She embossed everything and spent a lot of time cutting out all those flowers. Thanks Maree, I love it.

Wednesday, November 26

Stampin' Up! has extended the Stampin Write Markers Promotion. You can now order your markers singly until the 14th December.

Mel's Weekly Challenge #1

Mel's challenge this week is to make a Christmas card using non traditional colours. So I thought I'd challenge myself even more by using a non Christmas Stamp set. I call this card Aussie Bush Christmas, I really it. What can be more non traditional than Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise! The branch image looks a bit like a Gum Tree...Kinda!
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life(coming soon), Family Favourites(balls), Short & Sweet
Ink: Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Card: Very Vanilla, Choc Chip
Accessories: blender pen, buttons earth elements, grosgrain ribbon tempting turquoise, stamp a ma jig

That's all from me today, I'm doing Christmas Craft with my daughter's class at school next week so must get it all ready.

Thanks for looking.

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge

Makeesha's challenge is this great sketch. I made another Christmas card so now my pile is growing and hopefully I have enough to send out in December.

The tree is stamped onto vellum and layered over very vanilla card stamped with River Rock ink.

Stamp Sets : Season of Joy, So Swirly wheel
Ink : River Rock, Real Red, Old Olive
Card : Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Vellum
DSP: Dashing
Punches: scallop edge, 1/2" circle
Accessories : grosgrain ribbon Always Artichoke, Gold brads, dimensionals

K Werner Design Colour Inspiration #32

Kristina's challenge this week is a good one. I love this colour combination. Riding hood red/real red, sahara sand/metallic, very vanilla and whisper white. I've been wanting to made a circle card for a while and thought it fitted well with the challenge.

I've used DSP Dashing, red grosgrain ribbon, On Board lot of Letters inked with silver Encore ink,scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch and the scallop edge punch. The silver cord is retired.

The silver Encore ink is really sparkly. Love it.

Did you check out my monthly challenge winner and entries yet?
Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 25

Leah's Monthly Challenge #2 Entries & Winner

I'm just thrilled at the response to my second challenge, thank you everyone, I hope you had fun playing and will play again next month. I've been sitting here for a while now and I can't pick a winner I love them all. Maybe it's hard because their all special birthday cards for me. So I'm going to let random org pick for me....
The winner is # 7 that's you Angie. Congratulations. Here's her winning card.
(I numbered each card in the order I received them.)





If you want a closer look double click the picture.
I'll be posting Leah's Monthly Challenge # 3 next week so check back to see what it is.
Thanks for playing.

Sunday, November 23

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge # 67

This is the sketch for Beate's WSC # 67. I like this sketch it could work well with any theme. I choose a Christmas theme and my favorite Spring Mini Stamp set Season of Joy, combined with DSP Holiday Harmony and the gorgeous satin ribbon Purely Pomegranate. Love it.

Here it is.

Hope your like it.

Exploding Box.

I saw this Exploding Box on Splitcost Stampers. I thought I'd make one for my Mum with photo's of the kids. Mine is a bit different the base is just like Mekeesha's love note box without the ribbon. It took me way longer to pick which photo's to use than to make the box. giggle It was quite easy and lots of fun to make. I used the DSP Holiday Harmony, the words "love you" are from the Outlined for Fun stamp set, coloured with Stampin Write Markers.

Mum was a bit scared to open it when I told her it was an exploding box, she thought something would jump out at her. And something did, photo's of her grandchildren. She loved it.

Just got back from seeing the new Bond movie with Alex. It was great very full on, I'm exhausted just from watching it.

Hope your enjoying your weekend.

Friday, November 21

I received this blog candy in the mail yesterday from the lovely Karen, just for leaving a comment on her blog. Aren't I lucky. She's very creative. Check out her blog here. Thanks Karen.
I think Santa is very cute and quite clever.

Have a fantastic Friday.

Thursday, November 20

Christmas Extravaganza

I am now taking bookings for Christmas Extravaganza Workshops. Weather your interested in Card making, packaging & tags, gift giving, decorating or all four, I can plan a workshop to suit you. Learn fun ways to package your gifts and decorate your home.

Contact me today to book your Christmas Extravaganza Workshop.


Morning, I wanted to get this posted last night but I don't like to use the computer during a storm and it was a wild one. Luckily no damage for us. So I want to remind you of things that are happening.

Leah's Monthly Challenge #2 - Entries due 24th November, so you only a few days to get your creation in. I have already received some fabulous cards, thanks girls, it's going to be hard to pick a winner.

Being Single never looked so good -until the end of November you can buy single Stampin Write Markers. Just $4.95 each.

Rub on some happiness - get Rub-ons at 20% off the normal price until the end of November. That's $15.95 normally $19.95. Stampin Up! Rub-ons come in packs of 2 sheets, one white and one black.

The Spring Mini Catalogue ends at the end of November. Most of these stamp sets and products will never be seen again. So get your orders in before there gone forever.

And don't forget about my special Birthday offer for my wonderful customers. Place your order with payment by Monday the 24th Nov and go into the draw to win a Level 1 hostess set. That's my Birthday present to you. There's not much time left so contact me today with your order.

Have a great sunny Thursday, it's going to be a hot one here with more storms on the way.

Wednesday, November 19

K Werner Design Colour Inspiration # 31

UPDATE: Wow I am truly amazed that my card made it into Kristina's Round-Up, I wasn't happy with this card but didn't have time to redo it so entered it anyway. I quess Kristina liked something about it. And going by all the comments you all liked it to. Thanks you.
I had a lot of trouble with Kristina's challenge this week. I'm not sure why, maybe the colours! She sure loves Pumpkin Pie. The colours are Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Whisper White.

I've used Eastern Elegance Rub-On , a large scallop circle from the Die Cut Blooms and a flower brad from Stylised Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. You can find all of these in the Spring Mini Catalogue.

Close up.

Monday, November 17


I love Meekesha's challenge this week. This bedding from Adair's looks sooo comfy.
The colours I used are Tempting Turquoise, Kraft, Whisper White and of course Choc Chip. And a little bit of Creamy Caramel. These colours look so good together.

The stamp set I used is Live your Dreams, I received it at field training a couple of months back and it will be available very soon. I used the Stampin Write Makers to colour the different parts of the flower image.
I could see that one of the cushions looks shimmery (well to me anyway) so I added some shim with the Stylized Silver Hodge Podge Hardware and Dazzling Diamonds on the butterfly. And the cute little bird was stamped with VersaMark.

Stamp Set : Live your Dreams
Ink : VersaMark
Stampin Write Markers : Tempting Turquoise, Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel
Card : Kraft, Choc Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Punches : 3/4" circle, slit
Accessories : Hodge Podge Hardware Stylized Silver, grosgrain ribbon Tempting Turquoise, taffeta ribbon Choc Chip, 2way glue pen, dazzling diamonds,dimensionals

You have probably seen the damage on tv from last nights storm, I was shocked! We were very lucky we just got the edge of it and just got a lot of heavy rain. I really feel for those who were affected and hope that tomorrows storm will blow out to sea.

Sunday, November 16

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #66

This is the sketch for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge # 66. I've used my favorite stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue Season of Joy ( only two weeks left to order from the Spring Mini) The DSP is Holiday Harmony also from the Spring Mini. I'll be sorry to see it go. Make sure you check out Beate's blog to see what others have done with this sketch.

Stamp Set : Season of Joy
Ink : Always Artichoke Purely Pomegranate
Card : Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, River Rock
DSP : Holiday Harmony
Punches : 3/4" & 1/2" circle
Accessories : satin ribbon & double stitched ribbon purely pomegranate, mat pack, stamp a ma jig, always artichoke brad, paper snips, dimensionals

Mel's Weekly Challenge

Hope your all enjoying the weekend. I'm having another lazy Sunday after a couple of busy days. We had kids Christmas craft yesterday with all my nieces and nephews, it's so much fun and has become a tradition in my family. We make decorations to be used on Christmas day. This time we made Christmas tree ornaments, decorated candles with stamps of course, for the dinning table. Each child made a card to go on their present from the family. And they painted Christmas window decorations. The kids just loved it.
Then we had my baby brother 30th Birthday party last night. His birthday is the day after mine. Wow it was a huge night with lots of singing and dancing and yes karaoke.

Must be quick there is a storm on the way.

Mel's Weekly Challenge is colours from this beautiful flower. Choc Chip, Green Galore, Lovely Lavender and Whisper White.
Here's what I came up with.

I've used the Stampin Write markers 3 ways. With the aqua pen to colour the flower petals. Directly onto the stamp, and I used the fine tip of the marker to make fake stitching around the green galore card. I've also used the Cherished Memories rub-ons, the white looks fantastic on the choc chip card and rubs onto ribbon easily.
I inked the chipboard letters with the classic White ink pad and then covered the whole letter with crystal effects to make it shine.

Stamp Set: Scribble This
Ink : Classic White
Stampin Write Markers : Choc Chip, Lavender Lace, Green Galore
Card : Choc Chip, Green Galore, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Accessories : rub-ons cherished memories, aqua pen, hodge podge hardware stylised silver, mat pack, on board lots of letters, crystal effects, dimensionals

The storm is about to hit, must go and close the windows.

Bye for now.

Thursday, November 13

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my Birthday and I've been totally spoilt. I had a great lunch with some good friends who also spoilt me. (thanks girls) My kids took their dad shopping to get me a cake and pressie. Hmm, I was a bit worried about what they would bring back. But they did ok.

All in all I had a great day. With flowers, chocies, wine, cake, bed socks, (before hubbie took the kids shopping he was joking that they would get me socks & jocks, because that's what the kids always get good friends and a loving family what more could a girl want......

It was a bit weird making a birthday card for myself, but I wanted to make one for my Monthly Challenge and the kids can write in it and give to me. I've used the Happiness background stamp with the Stampin Write Markers (you can get these singly during November.) The flower image is from True Friend, and the word happy is from Polka Dot & Paisley stamp set. For some bling I've added a pink rhinestone brad to the center of the jumbo eyelet. I think I covered everything in the challenge, flowers, stripes, dots, a big bow and the colours. I like it!

Stamp Sets : Happiness- Background, Polka Dots & Paisley, True Friend
Stampin Write Markers - Choc Chip, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Card : Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Punches : scallop circle, 1" circle, slit
Accessories : 5/8" grosgrain ribbon Choc Chip, jumbo eyelet, rhinestone brad, crop a dile, stamp a ma jig, dimensionals

I'm off to watch Hero's with a box of chocies, what better way to end the day.

Wednesday, November 12

KWernerDesign Colour Inspiration #30

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #30 this weeks colours are Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. These colours are fabulous together. I'll be using these again.

I've used a new stamp set that's not available yet (but coming real soon) I've been itching to use it and I thought it was perfect for this challenge. I also used a few different punches and the sliver buckle is Stylised Silver Hodgepodge Hardware with Old Olive and White grosgrain ribbon.

I'm off to make more Christmas Cards, it's coming up very fast.
Have a great day.

UPDATE : My card made it to Kristina's round-up, I'm so excited!