Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!!!!!

(I tried so hard to get my kitty to look at the camera but this was the best shot I got!)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Quick Break

Hi All I've been on a quick break up the coast........ soooooo nice and relaxing - Just what I needed!!!

No shopping, no cleaning, no running around, just a whole bunch of nothingness!!!

I hope you get a chance to relax this Christmas holidays.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Just add Sparkle!

This week over at Just Add Ink the challenge is to add Sparkle to your creation!

As you can see by my card I might have gone a little OTT with the sparkle - I've used Glitter Glass, Iridescent Ice and Rhinestones!!!

I've also used the December sketch over at The Stamp Spot -

If you want any details about this card just shoot me an email!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Twine flowers

I was having a play around with twine and came up with these cute twine flowers!
So I decided to use them on this card using the Stamp Spot December sketch for inspiration.

If you'd like to see a little tutorial on how I made the twine flowers just pop over to my post here at The Stamp Spot blog.
I've used:
-Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and
Webster's Page - Sweet seasonInk - Craft and Crumb Cake
Stamp Set - Flower Fusion #6 by Papertrey Ink
Other: Doily punch (Martha Stewart), Pearls, Washi Tape, Twine and Ruffled satin ribbon from The Stamp Spot.

Here is the December sketch  (but I flipped it on it's side!)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Goodness it's been a while since I've posted here!!  Sorry :( time seems to have just flown by.

The craft and collectables fair went well (not as good as the one at the beginning of the year) but I'm happy that I got to show off some of the cool Christmas tags you can make with Stampin UP! products.  The little tags I made up just flew out the door!

I haven't been crafting much since then as my mind has been focused on the day job, Christmas and all the dinners, drinks and parties that come with it!!!
I just love this time of year but it doesn't leave much time for crafting unfortunately!!

I saw this great sign outside of Lorna Jane yesterday - love it!

Hopefully I might get some crafting done soon so I'll have something to show you!
In the mean time I do have post over at The Stamp Spot today showing you some ideas on how to use Washi Tape, so pop over and check it out.

I hope you are all enjoying your December!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Craft and Collectables Christmas fair!

This weekend I've got some of my cards for sale at the Craft and Collectables Christmas fair!

The fair is held at the St Francis of Assisi church in West End on Friday afternoon and Saturday.
If you're in Brissy you should make sure you get there early as it's a very popular fair!!

You are bound to pick up some cute gifts at this fair :)

I can't believe it's almost Christmas time!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Peony Roses

Happy Sunday evening to you all!!!

I bought these beautiful peony roses from a local market for only $10!!! When I got them they were still all closed up and they looked like balls of silk. In these pictures they have only just started to open up.

I've been busy this week making cards for a market that's on next weekend. I'll post the details later in the week so in case your in Brisbane you can come along!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Challenge @ The Stamp Spot

Have you had a chance to check out the challenge at The Stamp Spot this month???

See the inspiration picuture below - isn't it just fab!!!!!!!!!!

I've got two cards posted on The Stamp Spot blog today - why not jump on over check them out and then enter in the challenge for yourself?

There is still 2 weeks to enter and I can't wait to see what amazing entries we get this month.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just add ink 93!

Hi All!

I love the colour combo over at Just Add Ink this week!
Pool party, Certinaly celery, Melon mambo and Whisper white - they look nice and refreshing all together :)

I'm loving these little paper flowers I pick up at my local craft shop!!!

If you want any details about this card just shoot me an email.


ps I also made this card with the Clean and Simple sketch this week FTL166!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mojo Monday 214

Happy Sunday evening to you all, just popping in quickly to share this card I created following the Mojo Monday sketch.

I've used mainly papertrey Ink products with this card and if you want any details just shoot me an email.

Loving the girly-ness of these colours :)

I'm stuffed tonight as I feel like I've been eating all day..... I think the best thing I ate was the chocolate chunk cheese cake!!!!

Sunday Flowers

Well it seems on Sunday's I'm in a mood for flowers!!

Check out these stunning fusha peony's. I wish you could all smell them through the screen because they have the most divine fragrance.

It's such a stunning day here in Brisbane and perfect for a swim at my local pool. I think I might pop into Lady Marmalade for breakfast afterwards as I've been told they have delicious food.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Roses

I've had these sweet little roses on my bed side table all week!!

They are all from my next door neighbours, they don't really like roses that much so they said I can have as many as I like :)

Perfect trio of pinks.

They are in a small crystal vase that I got for my birthday a few weeks back.

What a lovely day we had here in Brisbane today - perfect for a bbq dinner.
Enjoy your evening, where ever you are in the world!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flirtatious fabric

The flirtatious fabric was a must have from the current Stampin' UP! catalog when it came out - it was top of my list!!!!
But I've been to scared to cut it and have not wanted to use it (just in case). I'm sure you all have the hording problem I have when it comes to paper craft goodies!!!

So I finally took the plunge and made the first cut!!!!!

In this card I wanted the fabric to take center stage so I haven't put much else on there.

Has anyone else used the fabric from the SU catty??

If you have I'd love to see how you have used it, leave a link to your project in the comments.

Friday afternoon is the best time of the week - the longest time till work again on Monday :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Birthday flower

Just popping in quickly to show you a card that I made using the Just Add Ink colour combo and the Inkspirations sketch.

I've used Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and I accidentally used Pink Pirouette instead of Blushing Bride - OPPS!

If you need any details for this card please just email me.

Here is the colour combo
And the sketch

I've organised a High Tea at my work today to celebrate Melbourne Cup - are you doing anything??
I can only imagine how crazy it must be in Melbourne at the races today!!! (Think I'm glad I'm just in the office)
Well what ever you are doing I hope you enjoy it!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Flowers

Last weekend Mum and I went to the local flower markets.

It was so lovely to just wander around, look and smell all the beautiful flowers. Ever time I go there I am amazed to find flowers I have never heard of or seen before.

I was hoping to find some of the first Peonies (my favourite) for the season however they had sold the few bunches they received.

Instead I bought these bright and cheery flowers! They are huge - I'm not joking the biggest ones are the size of dinner plates!!

They have been cheerily sitting on my dining table and I can't help but smile every time I walk past them!!

It's amazing how having a bunch of flowers in the house just lifts your mood.

I'd love to know what your favourite flowers are!

Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.


Friday, October 28, 2011


Hi Everyone!!

BBF and I are just cyber crafting at the moment - I've just created this card using The Paper Players sketch.

This colour combo is way out of my usual style!!! I wanted to use the Mocha Morning DSP and when I was cutting it up I thought this luxurious paper would look stunning with red!!!

I've used:
-Mocha Morning DSP, Basic Black and Real Red

Ink -
Versamark and Cherry Cobbler embossing poweder
Stamp Set - Bliss
Other: Red Flowers, Oval punch and Lots of tags label 2

Here is the sketch

I'll be back soon to show you some massive flowers that I bought at the markets!

Hugs and Kisses

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fit for the Queen?!

Today I've created a card using the layout from Just Add Ink and the colour combo from The Play Date Cafe.
It's the Play Date's 2nd anniversary challenge this week - I don't often get to play along with their challenges as much as I would like to. I really love the inspiration photos that accompany the colour combo this week!!!!!

I think these colours make a pretty feminine card (with out using any pink!!)

If you want any details about this card just shoot me an email.

Here is the Sketch (I've used it on its side)

And here is the colour combo

PS I saw the Queen today - not very close BUT I still saw her!!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

First Christmas card for the year :)

I'm having a few ladies over tomorrow for a crafty afternoon!! I'm super excited :)

I really enjoy sharing my love for paper craft with others!

Since we are getting closer to Christmas I thought we'd make a Christmas card. I've CASED Kristina's card from here. As soon as I saw her card I knew I had to try and recreate it - it's just lovely!!
And it's also fairly easy for the lady's to try.

This card also fits in with The Paper Players challenge this week of a Christmas theme with the colours of red and green. So I'm linking up there.

If you want any details about this card just email me.

Only 24hrs till everyone arrives for my crafty afternoon - YAY!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Flowers for you!

Check out my post over at The Stamp Spot blog using this sweet Pure Innocence girl 'Bunch Of Blooms'

Thanks to all my lovely followers who leave amazing comments for me - they brighten up my day and I really appreciate the time you take to leave them!

Sending you all a big bunch of virtual flowers your way.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ribbon love

BFF and I had some fun cyber crafting times on Saturday afternoon and I decided to play along with the Inkspirations sketch 91!!

I'd just been to the local craft store that morning and while I was there I picked up this amazing ribbon!!! Sooooo I just had to include it on something straight away :)

Don't you think it's just so divine???

It reminds me of a tutu.... so I think it looks like my card is wearing one!!

If you want any details for this card just email me.

Hope you have had a great weekend

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Oh how I love this bike........ I'd love to own one.........

I've got a bike that has the same colourings but it's a real road bike (which has sadly been in the shed for way to long)

I want a cruiser like this one

Image cutesy of Ivy and Piper's latest mag

I love the little splashes of pink - on the wheels and handle bars........

I love the basket at the front.........

I love the mud guards.........

I love the curves......

Oh I might just pull up the covers and go back to sleep so I can keep dreaming of her :)

Happy weekend

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Stamp Spot October sketch

Check out this cute little card I've made for The Stamp Spot's October sketch challenge!

Pop on over and have a look :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Up, up and away!!!!!

Ok so here are another few cards that I created on WCMD for the Embellish colour challenge.
They also had the challenge of using circles.... I think Balloons are close enough :)

Pals Paper Arts also have the challenge to use heat embossing so I used that as well!!!

I've used:
-Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Wild Wasabi and Close to Coco

Ink -
Cameo Coral and Wild Wasabi
Stamp Set - Up, up and away!
Other: White embossing powder, Twine, Circle punch and Scalloped circle punch

Here is the inspiration photo