Monday, January 30, 2012

Acetate Flower Bookmark

I decided to make a quick bookmark as a back up gift, as my drawer of giveaways empties as fast as I make them.I used Stazon Black Ink to stamp the flower on acetate and then hand cut to add an extra and unusual layer to my flower.It’s great to be able to give a handmade gift!bookmark 005

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Challenges my bookmark qualifies for:

  1. I used this inspirational photo as below, and it was a chance to use all of the colours of the rainbow.

2. Anything Goes

3. Anything goes

4. Anything but a card

5 . Glitter & Glitz

6. Make it sparkle

Have fun


Trish Munro

Friday, January 27, 2012

Daisy Teapot Card

I am inspired this year to make as many construction cards as possible,so this week I made my first gatefold card. It took me ages to make this card and I fiddled with the Copic colouring, added glitter and dimensional magic to the flowers, and then layered them with dimensional adhesive. I literally killed one set of flowers beyond retrieval with the heat gun (don’t ask) but in the end all the flowers looked pretty. I seem to have an affiliation with bright colours especially pink and green and I really enjoyed the coloring in part …a lot!!!   I decorated inside and out to match, and fell in love with this teapot which even has some gorgeous polka dots on it. I cut a second bee out and layered him over the top, the larger wing I cut and pulled forward to give the effect of flight. The line of tiny words under the bee inside the card says…You’re one in a Buzzillion…Naturally this teapot says it all, friendship and a cup of tea… what more could you want!!!!Daisy Teapot January 2012 010

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I’d love you to come and Join our Challenge this week at

Card Crafter’s Circle 7th  Challenge


and the Sponsor this week is Happileigh Scrappin

All you have to do is create something cheery for a friend and the winners prize is the same digis as showcased by the Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team.

Daisy Teapot is the image I used this week from Happileigh Scrappin

Challenges I am entering with this card:

  1. Fancy Folds
  2. Polka dots
  3. Flowers
  4. Anything Goes
  5. Something Bright
  6. Wing it
  7. Butterflies or Bugs
  8. MARVELLOUS as long as it has flowers
  9. Floral
  10. Pink & Green optional Flowers


Have a great weekend

A Buzzillion Hugs

Trish Munro

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Gift

I’ve wrapped up some traditional old style butterscotch in a tin,remember those??? It’s just the perfect Valentines Gift…. sweeties for my sweetie!! I made this gift tag using a doily as a base and it’s so pretty with all these love hearts .

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Challenges this project qualifies for:


Trish Munro

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pink Gem Designs Fairy Teddy Card with Chocolate

We all love chocolate. so what better birthday card than one filled with chocolate!!!!!!! You could also fill it with something like Jewellery– a charm bracelet, earrings… really whatever takes your fancy. I made this using one piece of A4 cardboard. I also tried out cutting vinyl stars in my Cricut  using the Plantin School Book Cartridge and a teal colour vinyl and they turned out brilliantly.I used these stars over the acetate window, and you can see they are shiny and add an extra element to the card. I used my Copic Sketch markers to colour in my Fairy Teddy and used my Copic  Blender pen to create the dots on her wings and dress to tie my polka dot theme together. I floated the stars across the sky above her head to create that magical  floating on air  concept for my fairy teddy. I used 3 colours with the glitter to get just the right look for this sparkly card. Fairy Teddy Card 009

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I’d love you to come and Join our Challenge this week at

Card Crafter’s Circle 6th  Challenge


and the Sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs 


Here is the image I used this week from Pink Gem Designs

Challenges I am entering with this card:

Have a Great Weekend

Trish Munro

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Flower Bookmark

My friend Vicki Fraser and I made bookmarks together at her place and we each had our own style. We both started with the same colour base card. I riffled through her stash and found a Kaisercraft designer paper pad she used ages ago on a card, which I absolutely adored and couldn’t wait to get started. I used Vicki’s Tattered Florals Flower Die and her Martha Stewart punch and found some really thin string to finish off with a small not too overpowering bow! I really need a bookmark for myself,… every time I make one it ends up as a gift!Frilly Flowers January 2012 015 Frilly Flowers January 2012 018

Here is the back of the bookmark , you just slide the corner into the page you are reading.

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Challenges I’m entering this bookmark into:

  1. Anything Goes
  2. Spots and Stripes
  3. Spots and Stripes
  4. Clean and Simple
  5. Spots/& or Stripes

I decided to grab a book from the bookshelf to photograph my bookmark and decided to show you a Australian House and Garden  magazine. My husband Mark Munro used to custom build furniture, kitchens, shop fittings and shutters. Here is some of Mark’s work, our business used to be called Munro Originals . Mark built the table, chairs and in the Bedrooms you can just see the shutters. The owner of this house is an artist.

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After working for the client he was inspired to paint this for our Lounge Room and it was not long after we had visited Santa Fe,New Mexico,USA and it’s a wonderful reminder of our pre children holiday!!! We spent our time in Santa Fe exploring all the Interior Decorators and Custom Furniture manufacturers in the area and they were happy to show us everything they did which was fantastic. We stayed at La Fonda which was an amazing experience. I love Adobe style housing.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day

Trish Munro

Friday, January 13, 2012

Meljens Birthday Cake Mouse Card

I had a lot of fun creating this Happy Birthday card this week with my new Birthday Cake Mouse Digi from Meljens.. Hope you like how I decorated the inside of the card with balloons everywhere! The balloons flip back and forth as you wiggle the card, it’s so much fun to play with. I used a border punch to create paper lace and then embossed it so it looks even more like lace, but with a fresh and funky feel. I can’t honestly believe I actually had fluro pink cardstock and fluro green cardstock, and after digging through all my green ribbons… yes I actually had fluro green ribbon…what the …where did all that come from!!!!I used a combination of fluro gel pens for the 3 candles and icing and Copics to colour the cake and hungry mouse! I used my new flower soft and after much debate with my daughter to use white or cream we decided on cream flower soft because it looks like real cream oozing out the sides of this delicious chocolate cake.

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I’d love you to come and Join our 5th Challenge this week at

Card Crafter’s Circle

our theme is BIRTHDAYS

and the Sponsor this week is Meljens

Winners Prize is 4 B & W Digis (Your choice)


Here is the image I used this week from Meljens


Challenges I am entering with this card:

Have a Great Weekend

Trish Munro

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bugaboo Stamps Stella Nursing Hospital Food Get Well Card

This week I used my new Bugaboo Stamps image called Stella Nursing- Hospital Food and it really brought a smile to my face the minute I laid eyes on her, so I knew it was the perfect card to make this week for something bright and colourful to give to my sick friend. It will be great to look at…. and she will be able to  feel the love even if I’m not there with her. I added these flowers with a set of punches I forgot I had and ran a few through my embossing folder to add some depth and texture to the flowers.Card Crafter's Circle 6 January 2011 002

Please come and join us this week at Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge 4 and

Make it Colourful

and the challenge this week is sponsored by

Bugaboo Stamps

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Winner’s Prize 7 Images (your choice)

I love how this folds in so many ways and made this card as bright, and colourful as possible.Stella just had to have the classic purple rinse in her hair!Same card folded differently looks great either way!

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Challenges I am entering with this card:

  1. Anything Goes
  2. Anything Goes
  3. Use something NEW!
  4. Colour-Purple,Green,Pink & White
  5. Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards
  6. Die Cuts/Punches
  7. Use Punch
  8. Over the rainbow
  9. Use something New
  10. Anything New and or Humorous

Have a great weekend

Trish Munro

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Signwriting by Trish Munro

Here are some photos of signwriting I did on a fleet of vehicles for a local Gold Coast Company called KTR Pty Ltd.  KTR Signs January 2012 002

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Trish Munro

Monday, January 2, 2012

I won candy!!

I won this fantastic Blog Candy from Linda at Scrapbooking and More. Linda and I both had a heart attack when it didn’t arrive within a month and then nearly 3 months to the date from when Linda sent it from Canada….it finally arrived a few days before Christmas in Australia….. so was the best present ever!!! Please head on over to lovely Linda’s blog so you can see all her amazing creations she has been making with Tilda’s lately, they are so detailed and very impressive, and experience a real Winter Wonderland at her place!


I also received this divine card from Linda which I will Treasure!!! Check out her blog HERE


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I’m so grateful to have received this beautiful card and amazing prize from Linda!

Trish Munro