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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crowns and Hearts

I think I'm still a bit of a Valentine groove- I'm still enjoying the red and black classic colour combintion. I've made this card for a stamping friend as a happy boost:-)
I'm also entering it into The Gingersnap Crown challenge.
I've collaged various stamp images and smooched, I've then embossed a crown image and added a heart which I've stamped, cut out and shimmer paint and then Crystal effects. The heart looks real pretty in real life, I hope you can see that.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

pink roses

Here's my entry for the sketch challenge over at Jac Inks. I've made a pretty card for a friend who's becaome a grandma this week.

Colour Combo: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White.

Everything this week is overshadowed by the grief and sadness of the earthquake in Christchuurch. Everyone I know is safe- but many aren't. I have friends waiting to hear about missing loved ones, if you are able to donate please donate to the New Zealand Red Cross- please follow this link The Britsh Red Cross has also sent up an appeal.

We are a small country and there are very few people who don't know someone affected in some way to this tragedy. There is also though a feeling of being amazed by how so many countries are coming to Christchurchs aid- the rescurers are doing an amazing job- in very difficult and dangerous conditions. Please continue to send your Thoughts and Prayers to the people in Christchurch.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monster Fun

Here's the Sketch this week at Just Add Ink I have flipped it onto it's side.

I wanted to use Make a Monster stamps set, as this cards for my youngest who turns 8 on wednesday- this is the set he always wants to play with :) I've watercoloured them- and added Linen thread and Hemp twine with a charm monster and mini tag.

Colour Combo: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive Crumb Cake.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More Love ATC's

This are the swaps from this months team ATC swap- aren't they cool- I love how our creativity shows up- in these- all so different- but all cool!

Top Row Left to Right: Vicky Lee Mueller,Wendy Foster, Lisa Bullock.
Bottom Row Left to Right: Bev Poullney,Narelle Hoggard, Mine.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet Summer

Firstly, I apologise for how dark this photo is- I've been waiting for it to brighten up- it's not happening today :(
I've made this card for the Sketch challenge over at Stamping 411. It's hard to see in the photo- but I've also shimmer painted some of the flowers so it looks real pretty.

Colour Combo: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


A few of us at Crafter Anonymous are planning to scrapbook a page for each month of 2011- this is my January page- I was playing catch up :-)

Colour Combo: Wild Wasibi, Basic Black, Crumb Cake.
Stamp Set: Grunge Rock
DSP: Newsprint, Island Oasis.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I think this is probably my fav stamp set at the moment- Artistic Etchings- so romantic for valentine's day. The theme at Just Add Ink this week is Just Add Love :)

I'm also enjoying collaging stamps together. It's hard to see in the photo but the rose is watercoloured then painted with shimmer paint. I've also smooched- I'm happy with how the cartons and the card have turned out.

Colour Combo: Real Red, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blue Moon

There's a new challenge blog ! I love challenges :) Over at Jac Inks they are challenging us to use the Neutrals and one colour. I went with Perfect Plum. I love this colour and I love roses this colour- i have one in my garden called Blue Moon.

Colour Combo: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Perfect Plum.
Stamp Sets:Fifth Ave Floral, En Francais, Curly Cute.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cute Tea bag

I love this little tea bag envelope- this is one of the current challenges over at Ginger Sanp Creations- I used their template. I used some scraps of DSP- made the rose from the fancy flower punch added a brad and a watercoloured butterfly and we're done.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Love ATC Swap

A few months ago I asked Melissa if she'd like to swap some ATC's with me- we finally got round to it :) I chose the theme of Love- just in time for Valentine's Day x
The first photo are my ATC's I sent Melissa and the second are the ones she's sent me- aren't they yummy? I love how they connect together. We are both looking forward to our next swap :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Whoo Hoo Jasper!

You probably remember Japser entered his first challenge- well he's in the Top 3 !! Whoo Hoo way to go. Here's his winning card.

He gets to display the Top 3 badge!
Check out the other winners here and the next challenge in case your kids are keen :)