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A Thank You

18 May

If you are in Melbourne I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather today. I have been out and about and enjoying the feeling of the sunshine on my back (I reckon it has to be one of the best feelings).

The card I am showing you today is for my son’s wonderful teacher. Robbie has entered his schooling life this year and has had some difficulties but his teacher has been fantastic. We are so pleased that he has her and grateful for all the extra effort she has given. We are going to give her this card with a bunch of flowers to try and show our appreciation. I made this card yesterday afternoon but ran out of energy to do a post.

The card’s layout is based on this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers:




I will also be entering this card into Quixotic Challenges – Let Your Garden Grow! Basically you had to make your own flowers. I came across a tutorial on how to make these flowers about a month ago and have been itching to give it a go. Unfortunately I can not give credit to where it belongs as I have lost my slip of paper that I had written it down on and it was not on one of my regular blogs as I have checked. If however you do know where the tut can be found please let me know so I can post a link here. Here is some close ups of the flower:

Being the toughest of critics that I am I am convinced the flower is too big and does not fit in well and think that I may remove it. In fact here is a pic without the flower tell me which you prefer?

I have used my watercolour pencils for colouring the image, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, old olive Stampin Up cardstock, kaisercraft pearls, paper doily I got from local $2 shop, Sarah Kay stamp, Flowers Soft, sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie, scalloped punch and faux stitching.

Well I better dash only got ½ hour to get organized before need to pick up the kids from school.


Until next time xoxo


Phew what a weekend!

27 Apr

We have just had a long weekend and what a busy one of that did we had! Saturday night we had an engagement party for some good friends (my hubby and I are their best man and matron of honor) and did not get home till 2am. It was a great night with everyone dressing up with a bit of country flair. It is so good to see them both so happy with each other lets hope they have many years of happiness ahead of them, they both deserve it.

After a lazy Sunday morning we headed off to another dear friends house to celebrate her eldest daughters 8th birthday. The kids had an absolute ball. That night us and another family headed back to Dee’s to have some champers, takeaway and good laughs. It is so nice to have such good friends that make you feel loved and know just the right thing to say so girls if you are reading this mwah you are the best!

Yesterday we headed down to see my hubby’s grandma’s before heading off on a drive to see the all the autumn leaves at the wineries in the Yarra Valley, unfortunately we were about a week too late and the leaves had already turned and dropped but the drive was nice anyhow. Last night we went to mum and dads to celebrate my sisters’ birthday which was also a great night.

So you can see why today after doing my cleaning and washing I wanted to sit back and have a nice relaxing cuppa!!

The card I am bringing you today I made for the couple whose engagement party we went to on Saturday night. They had a country theme for their party so I wanted to make a card that blended in. The image fits perfectly and I think the papers do too. The card is a lot brighter than what I would normally do for an engagement card but as I said I wanted to keep in the theme.


This card I will be entering into Friday Sketchers and Stamp Something (charmed somethings).



I have used Patterned paper from October afternoon and Cosmo Cricket, cardstock Stampin Up, stamp is by Sarah Kay, colouring is done using water colour papers, not sure where I got the charm from and the buttons I had in my stash.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for this week challenge over at Papertake Weekly. Be sure to pop by and have a peek!

Until next time xoxo



Sketch and Stash Challenge 30

4 Mar

Hi again, it has been a week since my last post but it feels like only yesterday. I have obviously had a busy week and not been able to make any cards. I hope everyone else has had a great week and looking forward to the weekend (Yey for us in Melbourne it is a long weekend).

The card I have made today my entry into the sketch and stash challenge, and to be honest with you I am not too sure about it, I think it needs something else but I did not want to start adding heavy embellishments I wanted to keep it simple. 

I have used my new Sarah Kay stamp (a kiss for cloe) and some long forgotten about Stampin Up DS Papers. I have also used copics for colouring and done some hand drawn borders, as a change from double mounting or using faux stitching. I quite like the effect of it. 

That’s all I have for you all today, I know very boring but at least it was straight to the point!

Until next time xoxo

Friday Sketchers

12 Dec

Hi again. I hope you have all had a great couple of days. Things have been pretty quiet on my end, which is always good!!

After shopping today and with the weather closing in I thought it was a good excuse for a card afternoon. A great sketch has been provided this week over at Friday Sketchers:



And here is my card:


So I have used a stamp from the Sarah Kay range, I just love these. I have also used patterned paper from the Bella Range, ribbon is by Green Tara and the flowers I got from spotlight. I have used copics for colouring and also done some faux stitching.


So that is about all I have for you today. I am looking forward to tonight when I catch up with Dolina.


Until next time xoxo

Sarah Kay

14 Sep

I love the Sarah Kay stamps. There is something about these images that makes my heart go all soft and gooey. They are also a great stamp to use the water colour crayons with. Deb who owns Heaven Scent Crafts in Croydon stocks these wonderful stamps, along with some other different stamps. Be sure to check out her website (HeavenScent Crafts) or if you live locally go down and have a look.


Anyhow after my post last night Kirsty asked if I wanted to do this weeks Amy Rysavy sketch.

Amy Rydsvy Sketch

As I am always up for a challenge, and had a quite house with my husband at work and kids tucked up in bed, I got straight to it. Here is what I came up with:


Supplies: SU DS Paper and cardstock, Sarah Kay stamps.

You can seee that I flipped the sketch around. I am still not 100% sure about the colours I picked but do like the layout of this card.


Be sure to pop over to Kirsty’s site during the week (Dark Arts) to see what she comes up with.


Anyhow off to do some more playing before I go off to work this afternoon.
Till next time xox