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Double Up

23 May

Hi again. I know 2 posts in one day but really I made this card the other day for my GDT  at Anyone for Anya, so does it count?

You will notice by the heading that this weeks challenge requires you to use 2 images on your card. Luckily for me I have my CC Design Sugar Plum spring kit which gives me lots of images to play with. I decided to use the boy and girl as I wanted to use my bench that I brought at the same time as the spring kit but not actually inked up yet. 

Once I got started though boy did I struggle. I was trying to use a sketch for the layout but after trying everything to make it work I scrapped the sketch and the papers and started again.

I am happy with how the card came out and the layout ended up being none other than my own, LOL! As the papers are quite bright I thought I would keep all the girly embellishments off this card and try to make it a card that you would give your hubby/partner.

 I have also used my copics (for colouring) inks for background, Hot Punch PP from October Afternoon, Study Hall PP from Cosmo Cricket, kaisercraft pearls, sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie, faux stitching and doodling. Ended up being very basic indeed.

Lots of great sketches I am itching to get stuck into this week so hopefully I will be back in a day or two with some more for you.

Until next time xoxo


A day of celebrations

20 Mar

This afternoon I surfed my way over to The Pink Elephant and was looking through their top 12 when I discovered that I was one of them. I am surprised you did not hear my squeal of delight after I found this out as it the first time I have won an award. I am now proudly display my award on my sidebar!

My second celbration for today was that Elizabeths netball team won their game 19-0 which is a hige achievement for them. They only started in September last year and to see them have such a good game is just fantastic.

Then the third celebration for today is I am off to an engagement party for my cousin. As she is still relatively young I wanted to make her a card that was a bit funky and a little left to the centre. I decided to do the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and I also incorporated this weeks challenge over at All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge (easel card). I have never made an easel card. I always thought they looked a bit fiddly but they are the complete opposite they  are so simple and I love the effect of them.

Anyhow I better make this short as I have to get ready. Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:


I have used another of my stamps from the Sugar Plum Spring Set that I got from All That Scraps a month or so ago (still got about another 3 images that I am yet to ink). I have used my copics for colouring, paper from October Afternoon, Stampin Up Cardstock. and the Fiskars Apron Strings punch. I think that I have listed it all!

 Well I better be off now as I have to get ready.

Until next time xoxo

just a quick one today…

10 Mar

What a week we have had! I hope if you live in Victoria that your home was not too damaged in the storms this weekend. I have never seen anything like it before the hail stones were the size of golf balls!

I had a great LONG weekend by taking the kids into their daddy’s work for dinner (my husband is a head chef and they think it is great to go and be able to walk through the kitchen and have special attention!) with my mum, dad and sister Sarah. We had so much fun talking about things from many years ago it was great to share the memories and have a good old chuckle together. Michael was home Sunday and Monday so we did a few things with the kids which was lovely to do.

I have been sick this week so my enthusiasm has not really been in cards. I did make one on Saturday for last week’s Mojo Monday but I spilt coffee all over it before I got a chance to take a photo! The card I have for you today I made on Sunday but have only just had the chance to take a picture and do this post today.

The card is for this weeks over at Sketch Saturday together with this weeks the challenge over at Stamp Something which was to Stamp something Girly.



You can see the card is very girly with the pinks and grey plus the bumble bee image. I am still making my way through the set I got from All That Scraps the other month on sale for half price. The paper is by October Afternoon – This Little Piggy and the stamp as I mentioned is a Sugar Plum kid by CC Designs. I have also used my copics for colouring, some lace I had in my stash, kaisercraft rhinestones and as per normal I have added some faux stitching.

That is about all I have for you today, as I said I have not been well this past week so have not got a lot to say!

Until next time xoxo

Papertake Weekly Sketch #34

13 Feb

Hi all I hope you are having a great weekend.

Just a quick post today as I am about to head off with kids to see my Dads trains. My dad is part of the Gauge 0 Guild Club which meets monthly rotating between member’s homes and tomorrow is his turn. He has spent the last week setting up his track (half remains set up permanently in the garage and the other half is comes down, so they can actually park in the garage) and getting it all running in preparation for tomorrow. It is really impressive as it goes out the windows along the side of the house and then back into the garage again. He has spent many hours over the years building it and it is still a work in progress. They kids love it hence why I am taking them down to see it all running. 

So this morning after my typical raving and ranting at the kids (does anyone esle seem to do this) and getting the uniforms washed, shoes polished and house cleaned I decided to sit down and play. I have been feeling uninspired lately but when I saw this weeks sketch over at Papertake Weekly I thought to myself “that’s a nice and easy sketch not to complicated by having lots of layers” so off I went. I ended up surprising myself and thought outside the square with this card! Without further ado here is the sketch and my card:





What do you think? I am really happy with it in fact I think I can say that I am loving it!!!

So the swing, toadstools, grass, image and sentiment all came from the C.C. Designs Spring Stamp Kit Limited Edition set which was an absolute bargain. I cant wait to use more out of it. Mixture of October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers have been used together with some lace I had it my stash. I have also added some faux stitching and distressed and rolled the edges of my patterned paper. Watercolour pencils have been used again.

So there you have it maybe my mojo is slowly coming back!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and hopefully I will be back soon.

Until next time xoxo