Sunday, June 14, 2015

Birthday Card for Karen


We are away in Coffs Harbour at the moment and I have free WiFi so able to post this
tag I made as a Birthday Card for one of my Facebook friends I had the pleasure of 
meeting at the Brisbane Scrapbooking Fair on June 6.  Her birthday was 3 days later.

I did some tag classes at
which I recommend if you have the G45 paper and not sure how to use it!

I used Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish
Spellbinders Edgeabilities
Ribbon and a pearl brad.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With Love - Cardabilities #123

I am trying to expand on my style of card making and I hope with some success!
I have done very little mixed media but prepared to give it a go!  I just love all the 
texture you get from mixed media but want to keep it to cards and not canvasses or scrapbooking 
so I hope I can achieve that.

This card I have made from a sketch at
It is Sketch #123

What I have used:

G45 Botanical Tea
White Gesso
Embossing Paste
Stencils - Memory Box Scraped Paint; Stars cut on Silhouette
Spray mists I made with Tim Holtz re-inkers (Broken China; Abandoned Coral) and added
some Perfect Pearls to give a shine.
Sentiment; GKD A Year of Flowers
The flowers have been fussy cut, decoupaged and painted with Glossy Accents.
The pink card has been painted with Gesso and Music script (Kaiser Craft) stamped
with Staz On black ink.

Thanks for looking and Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stick To A Plan


My card today is a Birthday Card!   It has a number of layers which are not
really visible on the photo.  I hope you like it!

What I used:
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Paper
Chipboard Pieces - Happy Birthday and Stand
Country Fence die by Memory Box.

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Birthday


I had to make a birthday card in a hurry to be posted today.

Again I have used the G45 papers 'A Proper Gentleman'
Spellbinders Die: Label 1
Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Sentiment: GKD 'Masculine Tags'

I have entered it here:
Mojo Monday 396 Contest

I have not made my own background but can still enter as 'Anything Goes'

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Fairy Box


I have had such fun making this Fairy Box for my little grand daughter who is turning 9 on June 1st.
Lots of images to fussy cut and glue.  There is a lot of work but worth it in the long run!






The paper of course is Graphic 45 'Once Upon a Springtime'
I have also used:
Spellbinders dies; Cheery Lynn dies
Gesso, Embossing Paste, Stencils, Glitter

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

For You With Love NSD Challenge

I decided to make and enter a Tag for the NSD Tag Challenge at

and here it is

What I used:

G45 Raining Cats & Dogs' paper
Black tags cut on the Silhouette
Lace, Ribbon
Spellbinders 'Sprigs'
Carla Punch 'Mini Sakura'
Brown Self Adhesive Pearls
Sentiment: GKD Stamps Melanie Meunchinger 'A Year of Flowers'

I fussy cut the umbrellas and large flowers from the paper, the small ones were punched.
All edges have been stressed.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May Birthday


This is a special post as my daughter's birthday is on May 7th but due to
certain circumstances I had to send her her card early.

I have once more used Graphic 45 Time to Flourish and very happy with the outcome!
These papers are awesome!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Birthday card for my friend Viv L


The Graphic 45 Time to Flourish has been a wonderful stack for me to work with
and I am not even half way through.
Here I have a card I made for a special friend.  Her birthday was yesterday and I am sure
she has received it by now.

Had to keep it  flat for posting.

What I used:

Graphic 45 'Time to Flourish' 8x8"  & 6x6' paper pad.
Spellbinders die: Fancy Labels Tag 4
EK Floral punch.
Manilla Tag

Thanks for looking & happy crafting.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fairy Fun


Recently I bought Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime and shared it with my friend
as we both have grand daughters who love Fairies.
I saw a box made up on the G45 Blog by Solange Marques and fell in love with the design
so thought it would make a lovely birthday present for my 9 year old grandie.  There is quite a
lot of work to it but then I do have until June 1 to complete it.  In the meantime I have made
up a birthday card for her.

I have used:

Graphic 45 'Once Upon a Springtime' Collection and fussy cut some elements
Spellbinder Dies: Sprigs
Punches: EK Leaf, Carl Mini Sakura which fitted perfectly over the printed flower.
Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Birthday


Today I have chosen a sketch from 'Cardabilities' for my card.

Supplies used:

Spellbinder Dies: Mix & Match Classic Brackets, Scalloped Circles, 
Marianne Creatables: LR0256 - Leaves
EK Success punch
Bakers Twine
Mini Brad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Cream Cardstock
Sentiment from Inspired By Stamping: Masculine Tags II
last but not least the beautiful Graphic 45 Papers - Botanical Tea.

Thanks for looking & happy crafting.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hugs & Kisses


Well, I will let you into a little secret - It's our 40th Anniversary today!  My husband sent me
a beautiful card over the net with the most sentimental inscription - he really has a way
with words!

Here is the card I made

The designer papers are from Graphic 45 'Time to Flourish', the design is from
Gloria Stengel (designer for G45) with a few of my own little touches!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April Birthday Card for Lyn W


I made this card for my Dil's mother whose birthday it was yesterday (so now I can add it to my blog)!
Yes you guessed it - I have used G45 papers 'Time to Flourish'.  The papers are so beautiful and 
so much can be done with them.  I have another lovely card for a friend who has a birthday this
month but I will only show that later in the month.

I was very happy that she loved her card!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Good Luck


I joined a Free On line Tag class using Graphic 45 'A Time To Flourish' Papers

This stack gives 2 sheets of paper for each month of the year and is really beautiful but what
am I going to make with it?  I don't want to make tags only cards.  The lessons are easily
converted into cards which I have done with mine.   I have used the March papers, which 
 has a St Patrick's Day theme and as I am not Irish or have any Irish friends I used it to 
practise.  I have virtually case'd the design from the January lesson.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Card for Cousin Vivien


A birthday card for my cousin's wife Vivien.  She loves her cats so I thought
this would be very appropriate!

I have again used Graphic 45 papers called 'Raining Cats & Dogs'.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting.,

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

With Love


Today I made a card for
 Oh dear I was too late adding my card.

The challenge is to make a flower the center point.

Here is what I used:
Stamp Set: A Year of Flowers 2 by Melanie Muenchinger for the Sentiment.
Graphic 45 Paper: Botanical Tea
Die cuts: Leaves: Massa Leaf Background; Mariannne Die; leaf
Inspired by STamping Die; Fancy Labels Dies 3 for tag & circle
The flower is cut on the Cameo
lace off cut.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Birthday Card for Hubby 2015


A birthday card for my husband. He loves his sport so for his card I used the beautiful 
Graphic 45 'Good 'ol Sport paper'.  

Really not a lot of work do here except distressing the edges and layering.
I added a twine bow and a metal  brad.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Simple Thank You

My mojo deserted me for some time but hopefully he is back! lol.
I think what did it is seeing another one of my cards published
in the Australian Simply Cards Magazine last month.  So I decided to go through
the magazines I have for inspiration as well as some sketches and this is
my creation.  Hope you like it.

For the flower:  
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals 
 used 3 of the papers plus cut one from felt which is at the bottom.
and the Melissa Frances paper stack which came with ASC magazine Issue 69

Other dies:  
Spellbinders Mix & Match Classics edges & inserts – used the scalloped edge.
                     Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites – Sprigs
                     Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels Die 3 –   Tag

                     GinaK Designs - Sentiment Stamp  All Occasion Tags

Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tea Dye & Vintage Photo.

Lace - Pearl Spray

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Birthday Wishes - Botanical Tea

Here is a card I made this week and am so happy with it that I
had to share it with you!  I hope you like it as much as I do.

I have decided to add it to a challenge at
as this week is 'Anything Goes'

Recipe for my card
Designer Paper: Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea'
Dies: Cheery Lyn, Marianne Dies
Punches: Carla Craft, EK 
Distress Ink: Tea Dye
Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Lace
Stamp from GinaK.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Color Challenge at The Outlawz January 27, 2015


This is my last post for The Outlawz Color Challenge as a Design Team Member.
I have decided that it's time for me to move on.  I have enjoyed my time with them
and worked with some wonderful ladies.

Here is my card for this week!

and here is the color palette I chose.

Use 3 of the 5 colors with a twist of adding fruit or flowers.

The digi I used is from our wonderful sponsor for this month

Our team members have made some fabulous cards so do pop over for some
inspiration  and we look forward to seeing you this week.

Here is the link!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wedding Card


Here is a wedding card I made for a friend.  I have used the sketch from

Hope it meets the requirements as it is the first time I am entering a card for this challenge!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Color Challenge at The Outlawz 20 January 2015


Our challenge this week is hosted by Ina and her choice for your project
is the Australian Flag!  A great choice as on the 26 January we are
celebrating Australia Day!

Here is my card.

Here is our flag!

and our Sponsor for this month is:

Here is my recipe
The focal piece is from Stitchy Bear called 'Daisy'
The blue card I stamped and embossed a flower (which to me looks like fireworks)
from GinaK stamps set 'Hello Sunshine'
I cut a piece of red card stock and ran it through my crimper
My heart shaped flags I found in the $2 and are tooth picks - I have taken the toothpick off.
I used TomBow pens on the image.

The sketch is from 'Seize the Birthday'

Do pop over and join in the fun!  We would love to see you there!

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015



I am really quite excited to join in the Mod Squad Challenge for this last week!
I hope I am not too late with my entry!  The colors to use are
Teal & Purple.
Here is my card

I created my background paper which is such fun to do!
Firstly I used water color paper and spritz it with Broken China and Chipped Sapphire
Distress re Inkers diluted in water.  When dry I used a stencil and texture paste.
I then used a script stamp from Kaiser Craft and the butterfly from GinaK 'Whimsical Spring'
stamp set using the second generation method.
I stamped the sentiment from 'Birthday Greetings' by GinaK stamps onto white card and
cut out using Spellbinders 'Opulent Ovals' die.
Added some ribbon, flowers & a pearl.

Thanks for looking & happy crafting!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Outlawz Color Challenge January 13, 2015


The Color Challenge over at The Outlawz is up & running!

Here is my card

This is the color palette chosen by Penny.

Our wonderful sponsor for this month is

Do pop over to The Outlawz & join in the fun!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

May all your dreams come true...


I so enjoyed combining Graphic 45 'French  Country Collection' papers with
the 'Chalkboard Stamps' from Inspired By Stamping
I am entering it into the Customer Gallery challenge for this month.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Color Challenge at The Outlawz for January 6th 2015

Happy New Year to everyone - hope it was a good one!

Our first challenge for 2015! 

Here is my card

and here is the Inspirational photo from Laurian.

Our sponsor for this month is:

Hope to see you at The Outlawz!  Come and join in the fun!

Happy crafting!