Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Christmas to all

Just a quick post and a card to wish everyone who happens to pass this way a very Happy Christmas.

This stamp was an English one that I bought in Basildon in 2005
I have used it so much.

Guess what we have at the bottom of our garden.......

That is Dad on the left and "Baby"preening.
Baby is well able to feed itself but still screams to be fed regardless.

See you all in the New Year
  Thank you for dropping by you are very welcome.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Something simple!!!!

No time to blog so just a little something simple that you could adapt for any occasion.

The punch was a MS and I am not sure what the DP was, been in my stash for tooo..... long
The flowers were Prima and the tag was a small remnant.

Think it was one of my being good days and using up odds and ends.
Wish I had more of them honestly I have only room to get from
the door to my desk in my craft room. 2 people in the room and you are falling over each other.
In that chaos I know where everything is, tidy it up and I am lost.

Thanks for droppin by you are very welcome.


Monday, November 29, 2010


I must find out where the time is among the settings as when I post I seem to be in the wrong time zone. It was actually early morning on November 29th when I started but I have been away for a while so now it is late afternoon, regardless of what will appear when I publish.

Today I am following the sketch by Donalda on Just Magnolia.

So I chose a summery Tilda so that I could also enter it in Magnolia down under

She was coloured with copics and I used:
Hair E57 E35 E33 E31
Skin E00 E11 R11
Dress Y11 Y00
Socks Y00
Shadow W1 W3
Sorry can't remember the rest.

My computer is not liking copying from Picasa
or maybe I have run out of internet allowance.

I am entering this in:

Thanks for dropping by you are most welcome.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wish upon a star

Hello again on this wet Thursday morning

Another of my brand new Tilda's and I call this one the Wishing Tilda
She is coloured with copics.
Hair E50 E53
Skin E00 R20
Dress G000 G00
Once again I cut her out and raised her.

The greeting is a Lucy Stamp, one I have had for years but I keep getting it out as I just love the words
I distressed around the edge while it was still in the die with Antique Linen
then embossed it and stickled around the inner edge.
When this was dry I coloured the outer edge with R00.
I also raised this.
This is my Christmas wish that I extend to everyone who visits my blog.

A Christmas ribbon and a wavy border over the lovely
starry DP paper by Kaiser called Wish upon how apt.

I am entering this in

Thank you for dropping by you are very welcome.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Lots of sparkle

Hello again,
You could never guess the number of times I stuffed up this card it nearly ended in the bin.
I promise I followed the sketch on PB Saturday challenge but with the 
rectangle it looks a little different.
Actaully these little furry creatures have been sitting on my desk all coloured in with nowhere
to go until this challenge came along.
I know the words are not P.B but they seemed so apt I just had to use them.

The snow on the log was  made with Liquid applique,
raised with my heat gun and them super fine glitter over the top.
It doesn't really show up as well as I had hoped.
Lessons in photography needed!!!!!!!
 The snowflakes and the star were cut out of some glittery card.

Simon Says  Sparkle

Thank you for dropping in you are very welcome.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Days

My new Tilda's arrived in the mail and I just couldn't wait to stamp them up.
This Happy Tilda just makes me smile every time I look at her.
I coloured her with my copics and cut her out in fear and trembling that I would cut off some of her curls.

Also went mad with the glimmer mist and then on the card I also added spray on smooch.
the piece of pink card has ended up like Bazzill bling.
I didn't want to cover up the background paper as it was very pretty ust on it's own.
really must find out how to edit my pictures.

With the pink and yellow I am entering this in:

Thanks for dropping by you are very welcome


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lazy Summer Days

Lazy summer days are one of my favorite things as long as it is not too hot.  That is why we live in Tasmania seldom humid and we don't have too many really hot days plus not too many people.
I found this paper yesterday when I was having a clear out.  Goodnes knows just how long it has been lurking in my cupboard so I decided to let it see the light of day.

It is just right for Rover laying in amongst the daisies.
Being a pastel person I found it very hard working with the harder background colour but it seems to have worked ok.
The grass and sky have been sponged but do not show up too well.

The flourish is a Tim Holtz one and I cut it out with sparkly card.

I am entering this in

Thank you for dropping in you are most welcome.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Christmas Card !

Yes another Chrissy card but when I saw this lovely paper in our local shop I just could not resist it.

The paper is printed in Australia and designed by Alison Ellis and there was enough
on this sheet for
8 cards of this design.
Nice to find something made in Aussie!
A little hard to see I know but I embossed the card with a snowflake embossing folder first.
The baubles are mounted on silver foil card.

Thanks for dropping in you are very welcome.


Monday, November 8, 2010

All White

Being a pastel person the thought of an all white card sounded good,
so here is my take for
Simon says stamp challenge  Are you all white.

It really hasn't come up very well in the photo and looks a lot better in real life
The Tilda is one that the lovely Norma stamped up and sent me.  For which I thank her so much.
My collection of Tilda's is growing and there are 4 more on their way,can't wait.

She was of course coloured with copics as follows
Skin E00 R00
Hair E50 E53
Blouse YR00
Pants V000
Socks RV000
The punch around the outside is an EK one.

I am going visiting up to the east coast of Tassie for a couple of days of crafting hope the weather holds.
Today is really a taste of spring.

Thanks for dropping in you are very welcome.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black and White

Sunday afternoon and the sun has gone and the showers have arrived but what can you expect from spring!
This did not start out to be black and white in fact I had pink card to start with.
In fact the other side of the Bo Bunny DP is pink
but I loved this side too.

The punch I used was an EK one sorry can't remember what it is called
Nora from the Greeting Farm was coloured with copics and what do you know I have kept the numbers

Skin E00- E11- R20
Hair and boots   C3-C5-C7
Scarf Y02- Y11
Coat YG03- YG23
She has been cut out and raised up to stand out.
 The flower I think is prisma and the leaves I punched out.

The dots and dashes I did with a black tombow.
Alas my tombows are getting so neglected now in favour of the copics.

Thanks for dropping in


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Who said I was over Christmas

This card has been sitting on my desk waiting to be finished off for sometime.
Then I saw the Penny Black Saturday challenge Zigzags or Triangles but this card had neither and I don't have any border punches or any other punches with anything like a zigzag or triangle. It was then that I thought of my pile of fancy sissors that haven't been used for yonks and hey presto.
Betsy Bluebell was coloured in with copics then sponged aound with Antique Linen distress ink.  Not the best I know but the light was not good.......well that's my excuse anyway.
To make the zigzags show up even more I then sponged the extreme outside with Galaxy gold Brilliance ink.
The words are from Rubberdubberdo.  I bought these on one of my trips to Melbourne or Sydney to a paper craft show they fit onto a small acrylic block with a magnet on one side. 
Have never seen them since I wonder if anyone else has any of them.
I am hopefully entering this in the:
Penny Black Saturday challenge Zigzags or Triangles    fingers crossed!!!!

Thanks for dropping in  you are very welcome.


Sunday, October 31, 2010


I am so over Christmas already have more than enough cards made but thought I should let you see at least a couple of them.
I should not have put blue in the background as it does not show it off too well.  the paper was such fun that I could not resist it.
And next:

This is my old Hero arts Snowman that I drag out almost every year.  I have coloured him with my copics and added a touch of the spica pen and lots of glitter.  The punch I used was EK Morrocon Lace which is a particular favorite of mine.
Thanks for dropping by.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

This has taken me so long to figure out just how to down load pictures Windows 7 is so different from XP
it is a whole new learning curve for me.  Now all I have to learn is how to edit my pictures once I take them.

I also have a brand new camera and am having to learn how to use that to.

You can see that I have been experimenting.
Anyway here is the lovely Tilda all glittery and glamour dusted and I putdiamond glaze on her shoes .
I coloured her with my copics but didn't keep the numbers sorry!!!!
The papers are some of my favorite Kaiser ones.

Enjoy and thanks for dropping by.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Back at Last

Hi to everyone.
I have been having withdrawal symptoms with no computer.  My old one threw in the towel and just refused to work so here I am with a brand new one and a touch screen to boot.  Still trying to work every thing out and get it all together and catch up on everything that I have missed over the last few weeks.
See you all soon

Friday, October 1, 2010

Plain and simple

I teach card making at a small craft group.  The budget is very small so I have to keep the cards very plain and simple.

This is one that  we did not so long ago. 
The florish is a Hero Art stamp and the DPis actually Christmas paper. 

Thanks for popping in.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A day in the sun

A day in the sun I wish the sun was shining but I'm afraid all we are getting now is cold winds and snow on the mountain.
anyway this might brighten up the day.
Mr Tom is of course coloured up with my Copics.

I am entering this in the Penny Black Saturday challenge Indian Summer.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flowers for my lady

I love this Kaiser range of papers the Tea with Elsie ones and have used them a lot recently.
The Penny Johnson stamp is a cute. she looks as if a strong wind would blow her over with that amount of flowers.
Of course she is coloured with my copics and I used a lot of Kindyglitz.

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon if not sooner.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Loving you

This is my very first post and I suggest if you are setting up a blog you do not invite your 14 year old grandson to help you. {lol}
He was a bundle of laughs and you very nearly had a featherless chicken instead of this card.
This is a card that I made for my niece who was married recently with one of my beloved Penny Black stamps.  It had to travel to the UK and thankfully arrived there safely.
Enjoy and thanks for popping by.