Monday, February 28, 2011

Owl Bookmarks

My sister Margaret came to the Gold Coast and I showed her how to make bookmarks. She had fun creating these two, one for herself the other for our Mum.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

ATC Travel to Paris

 I would have loved to enter this ATC in a challenge, but I'm not sure where to go. I'm very happy with the result. I stamped the diamonds in yellow and the map stamp in red as my background aiming for something a little unusual. Maybe I'll make it into a card.

I found somewhere to enter this ATC
I am so excited to be part of a challenge!

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Friday, February 25, 2011


Here is a beautiful frog who regularly visits our dog’s water bowl on our verandah.
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I made this tag at a make and take at the opening of the new Kaisercraft shop at Robina on the Gold Coast. I never would have thought to fold the big flower in half, I love learning new craft ideas.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Best Wishes

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I enjoyed knotting the ribbon for a change from the usual bow. I enjoyed the paper piercing but next time I’ll have to use a smaller punched circle to get the piercing into a regular shape circle. I love all the scalloped edges on this card.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fabulous Fairy

This fairy keeps appearing in my cards and she is perfect for Birthday card’s for gorgeous little girls. My daughter and I made the background using glitter and fingers oh what fun we had, and glitter everywhere!
Entering this card into Mojo Monday 179. I'm so pleased with myself that I even worked out how to add this sketch to my blog as I improve on this computer, I'm finally finding a whole new world!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Gift from Jane

Jane Norrish my Stampin Up demonstrator and friend gave me this slice of cake for Christmas filled with lollies! The rose looks real, it’s amazing what you can do with paper.
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Birthday Cake

Here is a Chocolate mud cake I made for my daughters 8th Birthday party. I found these large white plastic cake numbers at the supermarket years ago and they have been very handy. Here I used the 8 in the corners to mask as I carefully placed the pink sprinkles, an effect I would have never thought of prior to being a stamper and card maker. I am determined to make more arty cakes as the years progress as a personal challenge.

Masculine Card

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I used chipboard letters to make up the name MARK and kept this card very simple.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lattice Window

I’m totally inspired by Valita’s Designs and Fresh Folds blog.
I shared this fabulous idea with my friends at Stamping with Friends Shoe Box Swap in February 2011.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Owl Bookmark

I was inspired by a shoe box swap that I did recently to create this owl bookmark.
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Gift from Jane

Here is another gift from Jane Norrish my Stampin Up demonstrator and friend. This post it note holder is perfect in my handbag. I love how Jane cut a V in the scallop punch for detail. Love it!
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Iris Folding

This is the inside of a card I received from my friend Louise Magetti wishing me luck on club day as I taught my first class to our group. It is so beautiful to look at.

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My Garden

Finally a few flowers in my garden. Patience is a virtue.
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This paperclip was a gift to me from Stamping Inkstict owners. I got it ages ago and it’s very cute indeed!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Papermates Shoe Box Swap February

The beauty of a Shoe Box Swap is that everything you need to make that card is in the box except adhesives. You only need to bring your basic kit: mat, scissors, pencil, ruler, cutter, adhesives, dimensionals and a bone scorer. The best thing about the swap is you get to try out different ideas, products and techniques.
The Owl Punch Tulip card is what I made as my swap and the blue rose was my friend Vicki’s shoe box swap card.

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Get Well Soon

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A great card to have on standby, you never know when you will need it.

Arty Farty

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Here I fooled around with my sponging blocks and Adirondack ink colours and combined them with my arty stamps. I gave the card design a masculine edge, as I usually make girly cards. I enjoyed the process of making this getting inky fingers.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love You

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I used my green ink on the stems and directly applied this to the stamp and daubed a lighter yellow colour on flower and then a second terracotta (darker )colour to add variation to the flower colour and keeping in the same tones as the paper .

Monday, February 14, 2011


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I made this Wedding Card using my Spellbinder Hearts and Retro Flower punch and a cute pearl as a centre for the flower .

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Masculine Card Tin


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I made this tin a a class with a group called Stamping Inkstinct a few years ago and I keep a set of playing cards in it. It is one of my all time favourite pieces I have ever made. It was the first time I ever used alcohol inks.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kasha Rolley

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Kasha Rolley came along one weekend to our Papermates monthly class and taught us this wonderful project using a hard canvas we painted a mixture of rich dark blue and gold and applied in a distressed fashion. Over the top we then adhered with diluted glue a random vintage stamped tissue paper dress pattern as this was sheer and thin to create this wonderful background. Then added a few vintage images and now I have this wonderful project to admire. I not only enjoy the social experience and the joy of the doing but learning new techniques helps you look at the stuff you already have with new eyes. A great tip Kasha gave us was to dip the ends of your ribbon in glue so that they don’t fray.