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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
Thank you to those who have joined as followers and to those who comment.
Unfortunately because of spammers I have had to put moderation on the comments. I will approve them as soon as possible, this also means I don't miss any.
I don't always get a chance to reply to all comments but I read them all when I approve them and I really appreciate you taking the time to give your comment.
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Lady Anne's Progressive challenge No 5 - 2nd card

This is my second card for Lady Anne's Progressive Challenge No 5 with the second stamp given.
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/christmas-challenge.html
I have used papers from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" 6x6 paper pad and Kaisercraft "Mint Twist" 6x6 paper pad.  Printed out the Christmas heart and coloured it with Gelly Roll stardust pens and chalks.  (The scan doesn't show the glitter of the pens.)

Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas challenge No 5

Two stamps were given to us to do Lady Anne's Christmas progessive challenge No 5
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/christmas-challenge.html
This is my card number 1
Green card embossed with Craft Concepts "Festive Tree" embossing folder.  Sanded and coloured part with gelly roll pens.  Stamp printed on white card and coloured with Distress and Kaszazz markers and gelly roll pens and layered over green card.  Stamped Hero Arts Happy Christmas.  Layered all over red card.


Make it Monday No 142

I found another site today Make it Monday
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.ca/
I made this quick card tonight.
  I printed out Whimsy Stamp "Gracie" by Stamp Art Design by Kathryne onto white card, extended the fence and coloured with markers and chalks.  Printed out the sentiment from that set and placed over the top.  Put card onto dark pink card and then light pink card.

I would also like to enter this card in the Whimsy Stamps 59 Anything Goes
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com.au/


Lacey Sunshine challenge No 9 - Anything Goes

Heather Valentin has given us all a very lovely digi to use in Lacey Sunshine challenge No 9 - Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
This is the card I have made with her
I printed  Heather's "Stardust Satyress" on white.  I have extended the tree and coloured it and her with Copic, Distress and Kaszazz markers and coloured the background with chalks.  I have then stamped leaves, grass and flowers with stamps from Posh Impressions "Stamp a Scene".

Sunny Challenges SC080/13

The challenge for Sunny Challenges No SC080/13 is a sketch
http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch
 This is my card I made today
Embossed light pink card with Cuttlebug daisies.  Added washi tape.  Printed Heather Valentin's stamp "Blossom Hippi Chick" from Lacy Sunshine.  She is on the retiring list so you can buy her for $1 US at the moment. http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/retiring-1-digis.html
Layered her onto dark pink card and then put over the top of washi tape and light pink card.  Added flowers and brad and layered all onto dark pink card.

I would also like to enter this card into the Lacy Sunshine challenge No 9 - Anything goes

Merry Monday No 64

I have made two cards today for the Always Playing with Paper, Merry Monday No 64,
http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/2013/05/merry-monday-64-from-our-house-to-yours.html
This is the sketch
 and these are my cards.  Unfortunately the embossing doesn't show up very well in the scans.

Card 1:  White card embossed with Cuttlebug 3 Kings embossing folder and then stamped  Penny Black "Christmas Wishes" stamp.  White card layered onto red card.

Card 2:  White cad embossed with Crafts Too - Sleigh embossing folder then stamped with Penny Black "Christmas Wishes" stamp.  White card layered onto red card.

Delicious Doodles No 37 - Steam Punk

This is my card for Delicious Doodles No 37 - Steam Punk
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I have embossed black card with Sissix Tim Holtz Alterations "Steampunk" embossing folder.  Added washi tape.  Printed out Delicious Doodles stamps "Malice" inside "Chain and Cog border".  Coloured Malice with Copics and Distress Markers and layered onto black card.  Cut pieces from Delicious Doodles digi "Steampunk" paper and layered over the top.  Layered all onto white card..  

Monday, 27 May 2013

Feeling Sketchy challenge No 61

Feeling Sketchy challenge No 61 is a sketch with the optional extra challenge "no pattern paper"
http://granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/
This is the sketch
 This is the card I made for the Design Team
I have embossed pink card with Stampin Up embossing folder and sanded it.  Added pink and black washi tape.  Stamped Stampworld Best wishes and punched with Stampin Up star punch.  Stamped PSX heart shaped stamp and cut it out. Coloured dots with gelly roll stardust pens.  

Dare to be Sassy Challenge No 178

Dare to be Sassy challenge No 178 is Graduation
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com.au/
My eldest grand daughter graduation from high school last year so I have done a scrapbook page.
I found some graduation paper on google and used word art to do the title.  I then put the photos of Sarah receiving her graduation certificate and of her singing with some of the members of the music class.  I then added Graduation digi stamp from Sassy Studie Designs and coloured her with Kaszazz and Distress markers.
I was very excited to win challenge No 177.  
Come on over and join the challenge.



Trimgym May challenge

The challenge this month at Trimgym is anything goes, if you don't have any of her digi stamps you can contact her for a freebie to join the challenge
http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/challenge
This is the card I made last night
I have used Trimgym digi paper "Flowery" from A Scottish Loch paper set.  Daffodil and Just for You from Trimgym Daffodil digi set.  Added flowers and brad and put all onto yellow card.


Whoopsie Daisy Challenge May flowers

Well I just missed entering the Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - May flowers,
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
I made a card and a scrapbook page last night.

The card:  I used Whimsy digital stamp "Flower girl" which was a free image and digi paper "Butterfly Garden" from Trimgym, plus flowers and brad and verse.
The scrapbook page I used paper from Bearly Mine Designs "Summer Rose" and the same Whimsy stamp as it fitted in well with the photos.
Unfortunately I made a mistake in the close off date and thought I still had today to enter but I have put them here on my anyway.
The new challenge at Whoopsie Daisy is white on white.

Andree has suggested I also enter the card into Emma's card challenge pink and blue
I have already entered another card but I will enter this one as well.

I will also enter the card into the Stamp Spot
I usually use a stamp from The Stamp Spot to enter their challenge but I noticed that some of the other entries used other stamps.
I don't have much time to make cards this week as I will be going down to my daughter's either tomorrow night or early Wed morning as she has to have an operation.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Ready Teddy Go challenge No 22

Ready Teddy Go challenge No 22 is spring has sprung
http://ready-teddy-gochallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
I made this card today.
I have layered paper which I received free with Australia Simply Cards No 53 "Me to you with Love" 6x6 paper pad onto blue card.  Stamped Stampin Up stamp "Thank you" and added pink dragonfly.  I stamped Stampavie "Bird and Bear" by Penny Johnson onto white card, cut out and coloured with Kaszazz and distress markers.  Layered onto pattern paper and blue card.  Added flowers and brads.  Layered all onto pink card.


Fat-tastic Tuesday No 2 and Fab n Funky No 172

I made this card today for two challenges
Fat-tastic Tuesday No 2 - sketch plus flowers
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com.au/
and
Fab n Funky - ribbon or lace
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/


 This is the sketch which I have rotated to the left.
I have stamped Stamp World "Vertical Happy Birthday" onto pink card and then embossed the pink card with Cuttlebug "daisies" embossing folder.  Printed Heather Valentin "Snappy Dragon" from her Flower Pot Pretties from Lacy Sunshine onto blue paper.  Coloured her with distress and Kaszazz markers and placed onto pink card.  Added blue and white striped RIBBON to pink card.  Punched blue and pink card with Stampin Up punches and layered on top and added flower and brad.  Then layered all onto blue card.

Lacy Sunshine is the official and only authorized shop to sell Heather Valentin images.




Flutterby Wednesdays No 241 and Emmas Crafty Challenge No 16

I made this card last night to enter into Flutterby Wednesdays No 241 - sketch plus add a fairy or butterfly
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/
and Emmas Crafty Challenge No 16 - Pink and blue
http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge.html
 This is the sketch
I have embossed blue card with Cuttlebug "daisies" embossing folder.  Punched dark pink card with Stampin Up border punch and put it onto blue card.  Punched Light pink card with Martha Stewart "monarch butterflies trim" punch and put it over the dark pink card.  Printed Tiddly Inks "Fairy Tenderhearted" onto blue paper and coloured her with Distress and Kaszazz markers.  Placed this onto light pink card and then over the punched strips.  Added pink flower brads.

Lollipop Ladies 69 and Cute Card Thursday 270

I decided to make another card for Lollipop Ladies 69, this time using Annabelle Stamps products as Annabelle Stamps is the sponsor for this fortnight.  http://www.annabellestamps.com/
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
I also want to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday No 270 - Tie it Up
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/
This is my card I made today

and this is the inspiration photo:  boiled sweets (with curves)
I have picked out the colours of the sweets:  purple, green, pink, yellow and white.
Embossed green card with Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" which is all curves.  Added a piece of My Minds Eye Paper Stella Rose "Gertie papers" 6x6.  Stamped "Flowers for you" from Annabelle stamps set "Lil Molly's Flowers" onto pattern paper.  Stamped Molly from the same set onto white.  Coloured her with distress and Kaszazz markers and cut out and placed her on green card.  Tied mauve and red Crafters Hemp Twine
and mauve and white twine from Annabelle stamps around the card.  Added flowers from Annabelle Stamps and brad.
You still have 2 days to enter the Lollipop Ladies challenge.  We only have one entry so far.  The prize will only be given if there are 7 entries, so please come over and join in.
You have 4 days left to join Cute Card Thursdays.



Friday, 24 May 2013

Merry Monday challenge No 63 Jingle Bells

This week's Merry Monday challenge No 63 is make a Christmas card to the sketch with jingle bells.
http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/2013/05/merry-monday-63-jingle-all-way.html
My card has the words jingle bells at the top on the pattern paper
 This is the card I made today.
I layered a piece of Allison Ellis paper onto green card and added purple star brads.  Stamped Penny Black "Christmas Wishes" onto white and layered on top of pp.  Stamped PSX stamp onto white card and coloured with distress and Kaszazz markers.  Wings coloured with gelly roll stardust markers.  Cut out with Stampin Up scallop circle punch and layered onto purple card cut out with Stampin Up large circle punch.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Lollipop Ladies No 69

Challenge No 69 at Lollipop Ladies is Boiled Sweets (with Curves)
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/
This is the inspiration photo
 This is the card I made tonight
Again my scanner hasn't picked up the colours correctly.  I have used the colours of the sweets:  green, yellow, purple, dark pink.
Embossed yellow card with Cuttlebug flower fantasy embossing folder which has many curves and layered it onto green card.  Printed Heather Valentin Flower Pot Pretties "Zinnia" onto white card and coloured with distress and Kaszazz markers and chalks and  cut out into circle shape and  layered her onto purple circle and layered both onto yellow card.  Stamped Stampin Up "Thinking of you" onto white card and punched out with Stampin Up oval punch and layered onto purple Stampin Up scallop punched.  Layered that onto yellow card.
I will be putting this card onto the Lollipop Ladies blog tomorrow. 
Everyone must be having problems with this challenge as we do not have any entries yet.
The prize this month is a $10 voucher from Annabelle Stamps http://www.annabellestamps.com/ but the prize will only be given if there are 7 or more entries.  
You still have 4 days left to join the challenge.


Rubys Rainbow challenge 54 - squares

This is my card for Rubys Rainbow challenge 54 - squares
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/
I have cut four squares of Stampin Up pattern paper and layered them onto a square violet card.  Printed Heather Valentin's digi stamp "Lil scoop" from her new sticky wings digis from Lacey Sunshine (the official and only authorised shop to sell Heather Valentin Images) onto a square.  I have coloured her with distress markers and layered the sqare over the square papers.  Stamped Stamworld "Best Wishes" and punched out with 1" square punch and layered it over the top.  Added square brads.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

As you Like it Challenge 2

As you like it challenge number 2 is your favourite 2 colour combo.
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
My favourite 2 colour combos are
1. shades of purple and green
2. shades pink and purple so I have made two cards tonight.
Card One:  Printed Heather Valentin didgi stamp "Violet Flower Pot Pretty" from Lacy Sunshine onto white card and coloured her with milled lavender and dusty concord distress markers and key lime Kaszazz marker and sponged with distress ink.  Layered onto Violet card and then onto lime green card.  Stamped Stampin Up "Thank you".  Added washi tape, flowers and brad.  Then layered all onto green card.

Card Two:  Printed Heather Valentin digi stamp "Scrappin Sue" from Lacy Sunshine onto white card and coloured her with milled lavender, Victorian velvet, dusty concord, spun sugar and worn lipstick distress markers and chalks.  Put her onto light pink card.  Cut oval in purple card and embossed with Couture Creations "tied together" embossing folder and layered over the top of white card.  Added brads and pink ribbon.  (the ribbon is pink but it looks white in the scan because of the shine on the ribbon)

My favourite colours are purples and pinks but I think that the purple looks good with green.  I usually use the purple on the second card with green but today I used violet as the name of the stamp is violet.

Lacey Sunshine is the official and only authorized shop to sell Heather Valentin stamps.  

Cute card Thursday 269 - dancing queen

Just found this blog a couple days ago and as most of the cards I make are cute so I decided to join the challenge  and made my card just in time this afternoon for Cute Card Thursday challenge No 269 - dancing queen.
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com.au/
I have stamped Stampin Up stamp onto light pink card.
I have printed out one of the dancers from Whoopsie Daisy sheet 225 and coloured her with tattered rose, spun sugar and worn lipstick distress makers, cut into oval and sponged with worn lipstick distress ink and put her on dark pink card.  Added washi tape and ballet slippers embellishment.  Attached all to light pink card.
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Monday, 20 May 2013

Archi Scraps May challenge autumn & leaves

The challenge at Archi Scraps for May is inspiration photo with Autumn leaves
http://archiscraps.blogspot.com.au/
This is the inspiration photo
 This is the card I have made today
Printed Heather Valentin digi stamp "Eleanor Autumn Harvest" from Lacy Sunshine and sentiment from Whimsy "Autumn Sentiments"onto white card and coloured with Kaszazz and Distress markers and chalks.  Added leaf washi tape and black washi tape and punched fence with Martha Stewart punch.


Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge 177

Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge 177 is black and white with a pop of one colour
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card today
I embossed black card with Cuttlebug "Textile Texture" embossing folder, added black and white paper, black washi tape and black and white washi tap.  Printed out Sassy Studio design digi stamp "Ballroom Babe" and coloured part of her with crimson Kaszazz marker.  Layered all onto white card.


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Feeling Sketchy No 60

Some time after 9am tomorrow (Sydney time) the new sketch will go up on Feeling Sketchy.  It is now 11.10 pm Sunday night here in Sydney.
This is the sketch with the optional extra use 4 different ribbons
 This is the card I made
I have used 4 different washi tapes (instead of ribbon) on blue card.  Then layered a piece of pattern paper from My Minds Eye "The Sweetest Thing" 6x6 designer pad.  Printed Heather Valentin's digi image "Lizabeth Wild Daffodil" onto oval and coloured with markers and layered over the pattern paper.
I hope you will come over to Feeling Sketchy tomorrow and join the challenge


Elizabeth Bells challenge April/May

Elizabeth Bells challenge April/May finishes in 3 days the new one will start on 25 May
http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/
The challenge was "April Showers bring May Flowers" - use an Elisabeth Bell stamp and lots of flowers.
I have layered a piece of digi paper from The Paper Shelter Shopping Girl 6x6 paper onto light pink card.  Stamped Elisabeth Bell stamp "Bella Sole Collecting Daisies" onto white card and coloured with distress markers and chalks.  Layered that onto a dark pink card and then onto light pink card.  Added punched flowers and rhinestones.
I love the Elisabeth stamps and have a few, you can also buy Elisabeth Bell digi stamps.

ATCs with attitude No 40

The challenge at ATCs with Attitude No 40 is frame it
http://attitudewithatcs.blogspot.com.au/
This is my ATC
I have printed Heather Valentin digi stamp "Lady Maddie Gatsby" from Lace Sunshine
http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/ and coloured her with Kaszazz, Tria and Distress Markers.  Layered her onto violet card, cut out another flower from her hat and added that.  Then put frame from Scrap Mats over the top.




Sunny challenges SC 79/13

This fortnight the challenge on Sunny challenges is use the sketch and make a card or other suitable for a child http://sunnychallenges.blogspot.com.au/
This is the card I made today
 This is the sketch
I have embossed pink card with Cuttlebug daisies embossing folder and layered paper from Romance Series 6x6 mini stack.  Printed Sweet Pea stamp "Precious" by Conie Fong onto white card and coloured with Kaszazz and Distress markers and layered on top.  Stamped Stampin Up "Happy Birthday".  I had to leave the fairy's skin white as my skin colour copic marker has dried up already, very disappointing as I haven't had it long.


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Tiddly Inks & Fab n Funky

I made this card today to enter into two challenges:
Tiddly Inks 110 use a Wryn stamp
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com.au/
and Fab n Funky No 171 - your favourite embellishments
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.ca/
Christy gave us all a lovely freebie to use in the Tiddly Inks challenge.
I have other Tiddly Inks stamps but decided to use the freebie.  I printed her out on white card and coloured with markers and chalks.  Cut with oval cutter.  Layered her onto purple card which I embossed with the free embossing folder received in the magazine Australian Cards only.  Printed out "flower sentiment" from Wryn sentiments and extras Tiddly Inks set.  Added punched butterfly, flower and brad and paper flowers with brad.
My favourite embellishments are flowers, brads and punches, plus my embossing folders.


Flutterby Wednesdays & A Day for Daisies

The challenge on Flutterby Wednesdays No 240 this week is Use buttons with fairy or butterflies.
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/
The challenge on A Day for Daisies is Anything goes.
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com.au/
I made this card today to go into both challenges
I have printed out a fairy and a verse from A Day for Daisies April Club Kit.  Coloured fairy with markers and chalks.  Layered the fairy onto pale pink card.  Cut an oval in dark pink card and embossed it with buttons embossing folder and layered it over the white card. Layered the verse over the top.  Punched out leaves and added pink flower buttons.
If you don't have any A Day for Daisies stamp go over to the blog and there is a free digi stamp for you to use in the challenge.


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge No 62

Merry Monday Christmas card challenge No 62
http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/merry-monday-christmas-card-challenge_13.html
This is this week's sketch

 This is my card
I layered Alison Ellis Paper "Traditional Christmas Stars" onto green card.   Stamped Penny Black "Christmas Wishes" onto white card and layered over the top.   Stamped PSX stamp onto white card with barn door distress ink, added gold thread and layered onto paper. Added 3 brads to green card.  Layered all onto red card.

ABC Christmas card challenge J is for jingle bells

ABC Christmas card challenge J is for Jingle bells
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca
I printed out the music and words for jingle bells from google, printed out the bells and coloured with Kaszazz alcohol markers.  Printed out Heather Valentin's pre coloured image "Oh Holy Night" from Lacy Sunshine and layered over the music.  Sponged the edges with distress ink and layered onto green card.


Imagine That Progressive Challenge No 7

Progressive Challenge No 7 at Imagine That
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com.au/
I was lucky to start at No 1.  Each week we receive images to join the progressive challenge.  If you are just joining this week you buy the image, make a card and then you will received the next image free.
This is my card made with one of the images we received this week.
I printed one of the images out and typed in Thank you.  (There were other free sentiments with the stamps)
Coloured with Kaszazz alcohol markers.  Layered onto green card and then onto yellow card.  I will send this card to a little boy whose favourite colour is yellow to say thank you for the birthday card he sent me.



Whoopsi Daisy Pretty in Pink

This week the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is Pretty in Pink
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com.au/
Stamped Stampin up Stamp "Wishing you happiness" on light pink card and embossed with daisies embossing folder.  Printed pre coloured image from Whoopsie Daisy sheet 412.  Cut with oval cutter and layered onto dark pink oval and then onto light pink card.  Punched medium and small flowers and added rhinestones.


No 39 Things with wings

This is the ATC I made today for the Challenge at ATCs with Attitude No 39 - Things with wings
http://attitudewithatcs.blogspot.com.au/
I printed out Heather Valentin's digi stamp "Lil Fidgit" from Lacy Sunshine (the official and only authorised shop to sell Heather Valentin images).  Coloured her with markers.  Added butterfly washi tape and punched butterfly coloured with markers to match the dress.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Spring Card

I made this card today for the Sweat Pea May challenge - spring colours
http://www.onesweetchallenge.blogspot.com.au/
I made the poppy background paper from a picture on google.  Printed Sweet Pea stamp "Field of Poppies" onto white card and coloured with Copic, Kaszazz and Distress Markers.  Sponged edges with distress ink and added lace ribbon from Craft Queen.  Layered onto poppy background which was then layered onto yellow card.  Cut some extra poppies from another piece of paper and layered on top.  Punched butterfly and stamped Stampin Up Happy Birthday.


fairy card

I made this card this afternoon to enter into two challenges.
Flutterby Wednesdays - open challenge using fairy or butterfly
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/flutter-by-wednesday-239.html
and Clear It Out challenge blog - use two or more pattern papers
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2013/05/its-challenge-time.html

I have embossed lime green card with butterflies and flowers embossing folder which was the free gift with Australian Card Only this month.  Added lime green spotted paper (didn't scan correct colour) and pink green and yellow flower paper.  Printed Sweet Pea stamp "Restless Thoughts" onto white and coloured with markers.  Punched butterfly from yellow pattern paper, punched flowers from mauve and yellow pattern papers and added rhinestone.  Punched Stampin Up scallop oval and oval, stamped Stampin "Up Thinking of you" onto mauve patter paper oval layered onto green scallop oval and layered onto card.  So I have used four different pattern papers