Tuesday 30 October 2012



I'm amazed at the amount of Halloween stuff in the shops this year..........Seems we need to get on board for this celebration!  Very few people ventured down our drive in the old house but this one might be a bit different so I thought I should get prepared......Fanfare please............

OK, ok just a small basket of treats.........but..... we might be eating these LOL......

I made a card too (I'm getting a little collection of Halloween cards.......note to self  SEND SOME!!!)

I used this week's CAS(E) this sketch  for the design with an image from Bev at Uniko Studio.
Coloured the image with Prisma pencils.

Embossed some coloured card with a Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest e.f. 

I used Die-namics By The Letters dies to cut the sentiment.

That's it, better get this posted to meet the deadline.
Have fun if you trick or treat............I'm ready.................

HE HE it's just 7.50pm and the last of my treat bags have been snaffled by a large group of fairies :)
No lollies for Walshie and me.......thankfully!

Monday 29 October 2012

Heartstrings - Scrapbook Boutique


I'm sharing a little card made with products from Scrapbook Boutique today.

 This one uses an image from Some Odd Girl and she's cute as can be.  You can find the instructions for this card over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog today.  I 've added the link below for all the products used.......if you're interested just click on the links :).

The pretty dp is from MME The Sweetest Thing - Lavender  and this sheet had a lovely vintage look, I think.  I coloured the image with Prisma pencils  and used Spellbinder dies to create a frame for the sentiment.

Thanks for calling past today, see you soon.......

Friday 26 October 2012

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It's sketch time at AnnaBelle Stamps this week, we hope you can play along for a chance to win a gift voucher for the store.

Take a moment to check in with the Belles and Andrea's guest designer Karin to see their take on the sketch.

We're featuring the new Cuts By Design #4 Borders 1. 

Starting with a 4.75" card cut from ABS smooth white card.
 I've die cut from gold card and you'll notice the lovely embossed detail this die gives you.
The background red/white polka dot is a digital design coming to the shop soon, keep watching for this and more!!!

The bauble from Decorated Christmas was stamped and cut using the matching die six times to give a nice full bauble for the front of this card and folds down nice and flat for mailing :).
Some of AnnaBelle's gold cord to 'hang' the ornament in place.

The sentiment is from the same set and cut using the matching die.
I've added two chilli hearts to finish off.

Just click on the links to take you directly to the products in the store.  Andrea has an October SALE on at the moment check the store for all the details.

Thanks for calling past today..........hope the weather is good in Queensland *wink*.

See you soon.......


Tuesday 23 October 2012

Butterfly Bloomers for Fluttering Bums!!

Morning Blogger's,

I've been having fun with challenges over on SCS, they certainly help when you're feeling a bit stale!!!

Well that sounds a bit harsh.....I mean when your MOJO goes MIA :)

The Sunday Inspiration Challenge (#359) called for a visit to the cutest store for littlies: 

 The Corner Stork

We were asked to take inspiration from all the cute goodies the store had in stock and I couldn't go past these adorable little 'butterfly bloomers for fluttering bums' their words :).

Here's my card.........what do you think?

This beautiful die from Memory box called Chloe Butterfly was a gift from Selma, an incredible card maker and a blogging friend of mine.  

The sentiment stamp was an impulsive buy months ago from a stationary store, so no idea of maker but isn't the font lovely?

I'm joining a new crafting group the day this card posts to my blog and hoping there might be a few card makers in the mix............wish me luck!


Monday 22 October 2012


The latest sketch from Retro sketches worked perfectly for a little card I needed in a hurry!

I've kept it very CAS too, so this card was popped into a new neighbours post box this morning :)

The sweet image is from Kathy Martin, coloured with Copic markers.  I added a  computer generated sentiment, can't quite believe I don't have a stamp to cover this :)

After a warm few days it's cooled down here today, in fact it's blowing a gale and looks like rain which we need! Hope it's nice where you are.
Thanks for taking the time to call past today, see you soon................

Saturday 20 October 2012

Every Moment........

Hi Bloggers,

Looks like a 30+ day here today so I think the 'BOSS' and I will head to the beach.......either that or air conditioned shops lol!

I've a CAS card to share today, made for Splitcoast Stampers CAS #192 challenge - Harvest.
 I used the new sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #2 for the design.

 The stamps are from Uniko Studio Stamps - Gerbera, with a sentiment from Extra Time.

Stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa to watercolour card and coloured with Inktense pencils.

Thanks again for calling past.........stay cool!


Friday 19 October 2012

Time for a Slider.......ac090

Hello, this week at AnnaBelle's we're saying it with a card for a little one, what fun!  Hope you can join us by linking all your beautiful creations over on the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog. One lucky person will win a gift voucher to shop at the AnnaBelle store.
If you don't have your own blog you can still play along with the challenges by adding your card to the Stamp, Embellish, Create gallery.  Just remember to add the TAG ac090 so we can find your card.

The Belles have some wonderful inspiration this week so make sure you check in with them all.  More inspiring creations too, from Andrea's guest designer all this month Karin.  

This week I thought I'd try a slider card........my first ever....what fun! 

I used an image and sentiment from Party Animals # 1.
AnnaBelle's Pumpkin Sprinkles, orange twine and button.
I also cut the new Border CDB004 Borders 1
I also used Cuts By Design 002 Shapes 1
(well, just the top edge to sit my button on:))

Coloured with Prisma's and Zest-it Blending Solution.

Thanks for taking the time today, have a great week end. Til next time..........