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Sketch Saturday challenge and some.

28 Oct

Hello again. Today I have been to a Thermomix party. What is a Thermomix do you ask? Well it is a kitchen gadget that does absolutely everything I went in very skeptical but came out very impressed. We enjoyed lots of wonderful dishes prepared in the Thermomix but with a price tag of nearly $2,000 I will be holding off on ordering one.

Today I am bringing you my card for the Sketch Saturday challenge blog:



I actually made a mistake on this card can you pick it? Anyhow it was a good excuse to play and I loved making a card with the Manga Girl that came a few weeks ago. I have used DS paper from Stampin Up and Pink Pirouette and Basic Grey Cardstock also from Stampin Up. The image has been colored using my copics and the flowers and rhinestones are from kaisercraft. All the stitching has been done by hand.

The second card I have to show you today is a humorous card, something that I have not done before now.  I saw this stamp at the Picture to Page show but held off on buying it. The other week though I was in need of some fun so I ended up heading down to Deb’s at getting it.


The card is very basic as the image and saying is quite big. I have used kraft, tangerine tango and basic black cardstock from Stampin Up. The black button looking things are droplets by kaisercraft and the black ribbon is also from the new range of grosgrain ribbon by Kaisercraft. The image and sentiment as I said can be brought from Deb’s and is made by “I brake for stamps”.

So there you have it I hope the card made you giggle it certainly did for me.

I will hopefully be back tomorrow with some more cards for you.

Until next time xoxo


Magnolia Down Under STORE Guest DT Call

15 Oct

Just a quick post today. I was flicking through some blogs today and stumbled accross and few exciting things. The first being that the Magnolia Down Under Store are looking for a guest DT for 3 months. I was so excited when I saw this that I nearly wet myself LOL!.  Be sure to look at the requirements here if you are interested in looking.  So here are the cards that I am showcasing:














I have tried to show a variety of my stuff. Lets hope it is good enough. It would be a dream come true if I was picked as a guest DT member. Having said that though I know that the competition is stiff. Anyhow you never know. Keep your fingers crossed for me

I will be back tomorrow with some more exciting news.

Until next time xox

A bit of this and that.

1 Oct

Today is the last “weekday’ of the school holidays as tomorrow I am off to work. I have had such a great week with the kids. Monday as you know we went to the movies. Tuesday Kirsty and I braced ourselves and took the kids into the city by train (we had the incentive of a shop in town that sells copics cheap LOL!). This is about a 50 minute train ride, with 4 children, hence the reason why we have never undertook this adventure before. Thank goodness that they all behaved. Once we got into town we had some lunch, listened to a band playing on Bourke Street, walked through the city, played at the park near federation square and then braved a tram back to where we started and hoped back on the train to home. It was a great day out with all the kids. What Kirsty and I liked the most that other than lunch and train fare (and maybe the purchase of a few copics) the day was pretty cheap but very enjoyable.


Yesterday Michael and I took the kids to Sovereign Hill. I have to say this was far the best day out we have had as a family. The kids were old enough to walk around all day without whining and to really appreciate everything. There was no arguments or tears just smiles and laughter.


Anyhow that is enough about my week and here are some cards. The first one I did today for my sister, Sarah, who asked me to make a card for her friends who have just moved into together. Now this is an area that I am not too good with so after much procrastination I came up with this:



You will notice that I 3D the butterflies to make it look like they are in flight. Here is a closer look:


Supplies: SU – Great Friend stamp set, SU DS Paper& cardstock, gemstones, SU So Saffron ribbon.


I was happy with the way this card turned out in the end. Sarah came and picked it up this afternoon and she loved it so to me it was a winner.



The other card I want to show you is the card I made for my niece’s birthday. This card just came about by playing and was not based on any sketches. Once again I was pleased how it came out.


Supplies: Stamp from Gorjuss Girls Range, DS Paper, SU Cardstock, SU Watercolour crayons.



Anyhow I will be back tomorrow with my post showing the card for the current Sugar Bowl Challenge.


Till then xoxo

Playing with Manga Girl

22 Sep

From the day I set my eyes on this stamp I knew that I had to have it. Unfortunately for me Funky Kits were out of stock so I had to wait. Well she finally arrived yesterday morning and I got to have a play with her today. What can I say about her except that I love her lol! I have used a combination of copic and touch markers for this card and based it on last weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and am very excited to share this with you. So here it is:



Cute hey? I have seen so many cards lately where the image is sitting with legs hanging out of circle area so I was lucky that the sketch allowed for this.


Supplies: Manga Girl 2 stamp from Sweet Nellie, Impression Obsession Inc stamp,  Copic & Touch Markers, SU Cardstock, Nestabilities and miscellaneous embellishments.


I had a lovely day today, Elizabeth was off at a Netball clinic and my darling husband took Robert off to his grandmas to do some gardening. This afternoon we took the kids for a drive down to the beach and then to the local bistro for dinner. I now have a date with a cup of coffee and one of my favorites shows “Packed to the Rafters”.  Another quite day tomorrow as Elizabeth has her second day of clinic so think I may get some more time to play.


Until next time xox

Ooo La La!

21 Sep

Hi everyone I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are now relaxed and ready to begin another week. It is school holidays here is Australia so I do not know how much playing I will get done in the next couple of weeks. Having said that though my wonderful sister, Sarah, took my kids last night and is spending a day with them in the City so before I go to work this afternoon I do have a bit of time.  


On Saturday Kirsty and I hit the From Picture to Page Papercrafters show and although we were a little disappointed with it we did manage to pick up some goodies. So over my next couple of posts I will be showing you what I got.


So here is my first sample:




I have wanted to get this stamp for a while but for some reason I have put it off. I love everything about this card and think I will be duplicating this one for my collection. The dress is from B Line Designs which you can purchase at Heaven Scent Crafts or on her online store. The Ooo La La stamp is also from Heaven Scent. I have cut out and mounted the dress. Here is a closer look.





Supplies: SU cardstock and DS Paper, B Line Design Party Dress stamp, SU Watercolour crayons, Nestabilities.


Anyhow this is all I have time for today I will be back maybe tonight or tomorrow with some more to show.


Until next time xox