Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween!!

We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia but I think it's an awesome opportunity to have a fun party. So that is exactly what I did!!

We had a costume party and everyone who came really go into it and went to huge efforts to dress up.

For those of you who know the TV series True Blood you will recognise who I dressed up as, but for those of you who don't I'm Sookie Stackhouse the main character.

Here is a pic of my sister, who went as Jessica and myself

Here is a pic of the real character Sookie

I was super impressed how my costume turned out!!!!!

Well I did have a few drinks last night to celebrate so I think I'm going to have an afternoon snooze.

I hope you have a great Halloween :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Guest Designer at Inkspirations

Inkspirations colour challenge # 46

This week I have the absolute pleasure of being guest designer at Inkspirations!!!

I'm super thrilled to have this honour as I just adore Keesh's work, it's always so inspiring.
Keesh has given us a bright and cheery colour pallet which I had fun creating with.

I've used:
-Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and So Saffron

Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Stays on and copics
Stamp Set - Pun Fun and Cheap Talk
Other: Buttons and Vanilla Ribbon

Here is the colour pallet

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just Add Ink #40 and Clean and Simple #113

Just a quick post so I can get this up in time for the JAI close off time!

This week I've combine the colour challenge at Just Add Ink with the sketch from Clean and Simple - although I turned the sketch sideways

I've used:
- Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue and Pear Pizzazz

Sahara Sand and White embossing powder
Stamp Set - Growing Green and Sincere Salutations
Other: White pearls

Here is the colour pallet

Here is the sketch

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Best Blog Friends Forever Award

I little while ago Melissa at Bee Divine Designs gave me this lovely award and I haven't had the chance to pass it on!

So here are some of my favorite blog friends - go check them out!

I'd just like to say to all of these ladies thanks so much for providing me with inspiration every day.

1. Spring Blossom Musings
2. Bee Divine Designs - right back at ya ;)
3. Luv to Stamp
4. Inkspirations
5. Adelisa Designs

Friday, October 22, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Golden Egg Winner

OMG I just saw that I won the Golden Egg award over at 4 Crafty Chicks!!!

Gosh now I'm feeling really good!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the peeps who take the time out of their busy lives to read my blog and leave me little comments. I love reading everyone of them.

So thank you all


Inkspirations Winner!!!

YAY I'm the Inkspirations winner this week - YAHOO!!!!!
I'm so excited and happy, I've had really crappy week at work so to come home on a Friday arvo and find this out has just made my anger and frustration from the week melt away!

Thanks Keesh for providing such wonderful challenges for us to play along with.

Here is the card that won

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Colour Lab #14

I found this cute little challenge blog here at My Create Ink I just had to play along with the colours as they looked so beautiful.

I got the idea to punch holes for the ribbon from Clare over at Crafting Clare's Paper Moments

I've used:
- Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake

Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Stamp Set - Apple Blossoms and Sincere Salutations
Other: Brown and Cream Ribbon

The colours

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Have you heard the term Junkin'? I've heard it a few times lately and ..... well..... I love Junkin!

If you haven't heard of it, it is where you go to garage sales or kerbside collections and the like and pick up a bargain. I'm sure my love for Junkin is in my genes as my Dad is exactly the same.

So on the weekend I went Junkin and I found this very cute little out door setting.

I just adore it BUT I've got no where to put it :(

So I've popped it up on ebay, fingers crossed someone else finds it just as cute as I do!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks #7 and Sweet Sunday sketch #89

I've made this card based on two challenges!
The colour inspiration is from 4 Crafty Chicks and the sketch is from Sweet Sunday

I've used:
- Very Vanilla, More Mustard, So Saffron and Old Olive

So Saffron, More Mustard and Versamark
Stamp Set- Vintage Vogue and Whimsical Words
Other: Border Punch and Gold Brads

Here is the colour inspiration
Here is the Sketch

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Clean and Simple # 112

I was playing around with my copics the other day and coloured in these cute little bells.
When I saw the Fall to layout sketch this week I thought I'd try and create something with the bells. I didn't quite stick to the sketch as it was supposed to be a square card.

I was a little disappointed that the white embossing of 'Always and Forever' at the top didn't stand out as much as I thought it would.

I've used:
- Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Lost and Found patterned paper

Copics, Versamark and White Embossing powder
Stamp Set - Mini messages - Kaszazz
Other: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart doily punch, pearls and white ribbon

Here is the sketch

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #44

The Inkspirations colour pallet this week is so sweet!!
So that is exactly what I've created, a sweet cupcake card :)

I covered the top of the cupcakes and cherry with crystal effects but you can't really see that in the pictures very well.

I've used:
- Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler

Pretty in Pink and Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set - A word for you and I can't remember where the cupcake set if from
Other: Nestabilities, Cupcake embossing folder, Copics, White Gel pen and Crystal effects

Here is the colour pallet

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simple Treasures & JAI 39

Earlier this week I noticed that Simple Treasures blog is turning 2 and to celebrate Debbie is giving away a missive pile of blog candy worth $200! She has used a beautiful inspiration picture from Martha Stewart for her challenge (see below)

Then this morning while blog surfing I saw that JAI's challenge was just add blue for Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month and it also happens to be Mental Health week this week.

I've previously mention on my blog that I suffer from depression so when I saw that JAI was holding this challenge I just had to create something!

I've used:
- Whisper White and Marina Mist

Marina Mist
Stamp Set - Birthday Sentiments by Amy R Stamps and En Francais
Other: Nestablilites, Paper doily, Pins and Ribbon (I didn't have any Marina Mist ribbon so I just used white ribbon and coloured it with my Marina Mist ink pad)

Inspiration picture from Simple Treasures

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I've been at home sick for the past two days so today I spent a very short time in the craft room before I had to lie down and rest again.

Here is what I came up

I've used:
- Crumb Cake

Poppy Parade
Stamp Set - Always Elegant and Birthday Sentiments by Amy R Stamps
Other: Nestablilites, Poppy Parade stitched poly ribbon, Pearls and a paper Doily

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just Add Ink #38

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is for such a great cause. They are helping raise awareness for The Cancer Council's national Pink Ribbon Day which is coming up on October 25th.

I'm going to be hosing a Pink morning tea on the 25th at my work to help raise funds. Unfortunately most of us know someone with cancer, someone who did have cancer or we know someone who will have cancer.

I personally have lost two of my grandparents to cancer, T lost his step mum last year to cancer and my mum was diagnosed last year with cancer.

Hopefully one day they will find cures for all cancers.

Sorry for the horrible picture, I couldn't get my lighting right - you can't really see the glitter on the 'For You'.

I've used:
- Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette

Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set - Vintage Labels
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Paper Flowers Glitter and Rhinestones

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thirsty Critters Brewery Tour

It was T's birthday a month ago and as part of his present I got him a MicroBrewery tour with Thirsty Critters Brewery Tour.

First up I'd like to say if you have a man in your life (Partner, Dad or Friend) THIS is the best present you could get him!

The tour we took was the Byron & Tamborine Tour

The Byron tour takes in 3 breweries in two states in one day! The breweries are Stone & Wood Brewery, Byron Bay Brewery, and MT Brewery, three of the finest craft breweries in Australia.

The guide Pete was excellent, making us feel at ease straight away and impressing us with his knowledge about beer.

We had such a fun day!!!!

So if you make a booking with Pete and mention that you saw this on my blog and mention my name Trish he'll give you a 10% discount.

Get cracking and book an early Christmas present for that male in your life!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #42

It's been a while since I've played along in any challenges as life has been pretty busy at the moment!

Keesh has come up with a wonderful colour challenge this week so I had to play along.

I've used:
- Very Vanilla and Riding hood Red

Riding hood Red and Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set - Just Believe (I got this for my Birthday just recently)
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Nestabilities, Buttons and Doily edging

Here is the colour pallet

A Cherry on Top Award

My lovely BBF gave me this delicious award last week - don't the cupcakes just look tasty!!

I have to share three things about myself and forward the Award to 5 other beautiful blogs.

1. I’m a huge True Blood fan (although I can’t say I like the gory bits

2. I have a fear of the dark – STILL!........ who knows where that boogy man is hiding

3. My favourite colour is Pink followed by Green

Now here for the 5 other beautiful blogs in no particular order........

Patrice - Spring Blossom Musings
Adele and Lisa - Adelisa Designs

Melissa - Bee Divine Designs
Karen - Luv to Stamp
Pam - Bayside Rose

Go and check out these beautiful blogs that all have that little bit extra!!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

World Card Making Day

Happy belated World Card Making Day!!!!!!!!!!!

I was lucky enough to spend WCMD with my BFF and we actually had time to make some cards (as well as talk non stop for 6 hours!)
She showed my lots of new techniques that I can't wait to use. One if the things she showed me was how to make these sweet little flowers.
They are super simple to make, you just need 2 punches - a circle and a circle scallop.

I've used: Paper - Confetti Cream, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzaz
Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake
Stamp Set - Tiny Tags and Linnen background stamp
Other: Pear Pizzaz Ribbon, Little Leaves sizzlit, Tiny Tag and Scallop Trim border punches

Friday, October 1, 2010

Engagement Card

I'm off for a flying visit to Canberra this weekend to visit my BFF and also to attend an engagement party.

So I had to create and engagement card for the couple. I had so many ideas floating through my head that I think this card came out a bit muddled up. I can't say I'm totally happy with it but I don't have time to create another one.

I've used: Paper - Very Vanilla, Ridinghood Red and Love Letter DSP
Ridinghood Red
Stamp Set - Warmest Regards and Wonderful Words
Other: Ribbon, Pearls, Pin and Doily

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend