Friday, June 26, 2009


Hi All!! Phew that's this week over with...well just about!! and to be honest I am kind of glad.
The week started with my youngest badly spraining his ankle with 2 1/2 hours waiting in the emergency department for x-rays etc, Me continually sick off and on with a chest infection and then of course it has to go through the family.
Sorry I haven't had the time to look at all the challenges this week or even thank the lovely people who have left comments :) I must say that I am mighty glad I did this card last week!!! hehhe
Anyway just a short post tonight, I really loved playing with the colours this week, thanks Keesh. To participate in this challenge click here.............
I have used the stamp set Circle Circus and layered the stamped pieces to make a flower and  I tied the stem using ribbon to create the look of leaves.
Thank you for stopping by and remember to click below for the other design team challenge entries, I promise you wont be disappointed,
Have a great night,

Friday, June 19, 2009


Hi all! Well its that time of day again and boy-o-boy did I have fun playing with this sketch!
I decided that I really wanted this card to be boyish and what better stamp set to use but one of my new favourites SU " Animal Crackers". 
I am a big fan of polka dots and love this new DSP paper from the Urban Oasis pack, and because I love it so much I centred the colours for the card around this paper.
You can't really tell by this photo but I cut some Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon and frayed the edges creating a mane for the cute little Giraffe, also I paper tolled out the Giraffe, and the star in his mouth for added dimension.
If you know me well you would know that I am shocking at cutting out with any kind of craft knife, so I kind of cheated with the top of this tag by using my Scallop square punch, by lining up the corners like you would with the corner round punch.
If you would like to participate in Makeesha's sketch challenge click here and I have listed the other design team entries below.......
Thanks a lot for visiting and I hope you have a great night!
Stamps              Animal Crackers
DSP                   Urban Oasis,Urban Garden
Card/stock       Basic grey, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Emb                   Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Jumbo eyelet, Designer Buttons ( Bouquet,Latte) Scallop Square and Large star punches.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


And here is a pic of my boys at Dawson Falls, 

Just a random shot of the mountain on the way up,

Yes I know two postings in 24 hours things must be looking up!!
Sean is watching the rugby tonight..... The All blacks vs The French and well I was bored and have been hanging out to do some more stamping.
We went up the mountain today which was awesome and took the boys for a huge 2hr tramp around Dawson Falls!!! The boys had an absolute blast and well..... I have decided I HAVE to get my fitness up to scratch, far out they were sprinting up the steep steps and  I was.....................hmmm lets say I wish I had Asthma for an excuse hehehe
Anyhow I found some energy to pull my stamps out and make a card for Kwerner's Colour Challenge!! Not totally sure how I feel about this card but thats all I could kinda muster after today's hiking:)
Well I must go tidy my mess, I hope you are all having a great night!! Click here it will take you to Kwerner's blog,

Friday, June 12, 2009


Firstly I just want to take the time to say that I apologise for not doing any blog surfing this week I really love checking out all the challenge entries and I have not had a minute to myself :(
Anyhow I hope to have a better week this week more stamping and more surfing, fingers crossed hehehe
Well the Inspirational photo this week was superb I really love these colours together Sahara Sand and Kiwi Kiss, don't need much Inspiration for this combo.
The stamp set I used was SU Fifth Avenue, I stamped in craft white ink and white embossed, I layered the image using coordinating DSP paper urban oasis and urban garden, I have seen quite a few paper flowers around and thought that I would try giving the edges a bit of texture and I think that it makes the rose look that bit more real.
Embellishments used were the lovely Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon and a Designer button from the button bouquet.
Thank you to all that lovely people that leave encouraging comments I hope to get back to you all sometime soon..............
Go check out Keesh's blog here which will take you to her card and challenge...
The design team as follows
Have a fantastic night tonight and will be back soon to show you a little project that I have been working on,

Friday, June 5, 2009


Hmmmmm..................This was a very big challenge for me today, I wouldn't normally play with this colour arrangement so it was good to get out of my comfort zone, thanks Keesh :)
I LOVE this little stamp set SU Tart & Tangy and I think the colours are soooo fun and bright you could hardly go wrong .............but I must admit 2 hours later and it was over red rover, I had one of those mental blocks half way through nothing was going right!!!!!!!!!!! I had to come to my senses and wrap it up and call it done or there would be no card tonight to post lol.
I have paper tolled the fruit out and layered the card with coordinating ribbon cardstock, DSP etc
Well I better not babble any longer I have 1o mins to post this,
Go check out the other design entries by the fantastic design team by clicking here and give this colour challenge a go for yourself !!!!!
Good night, Oh by the way sorry about bad photos took them in a rush hehee

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