Monday, January 30, 2012

Oh, my baby is turnning 9!!

The second birthday we are celebrating in February is that of our youngest child.  Our little man turns 9, hard to believe it has been so long since I held my cute little baby in my arms.  He is growing up fast, but remains a cheeky little monkey, with a devine sense of humour and a heart of gold.  Although his birthday is not for several days, I decided to post his card now, while I am on my day off from work and have the time.  Little man is not likely to want to read Mum's card blog, so I don't think there is any risk of him seeing it before his big day.

Best wishes dear friend

Gosh!  It has been a very long time between posts. I have been so busy with the the kids during our Summer break, Christmas and starting a new job; crafting was at the back of my mind.  With the kids all back at school as of last week, I decided it was time to pull out some papers and stamps and get playing again.  With many birthdays just around the corner, I set to work. I have not made these cards for any challenge other than a personal one to get my craft juices flowing. 

The first card I have made is for my dear friend and god mother to my youngest son, it is her birthday at the end of the week and wanted to send her a little birthday cheer xx.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I am so excited as another dear friend has given birth to her first little bundle of joy,  a most gorgeous baby boy.  As she now lives in Canada with her husband, I won't beable to have cuddles, so have had to settle for the darling pics they have posted.  Well, of course to welcome little Alexander's arrival and to congratulate his lovely parents I have made this sweet little carousel card.  This card started life as a fold out card but evolved into a carousel.  I just love the bright and fun colours from my newest kaisercraft pad. The inspiration came from my own childhood and the great memories I have of being taken by my Granparents to ride on the Merry-Go-Round in Civic, Canberra. I still love knowing that the Merry-go-round is still there and when our children were younger and we still lived there, I just loved taking my kids for a ride...oh such great times!!

A little message tuck inside the back flap of the carousel and then images showing the back and the front of the card laying flat. 


I found this card a little challenging to photograph and have ended up with a million photos..sorry!!


I wish to enter this card into the latest ABC Challenge - Anything goes! and Creatalicious Challenges - Anything goes

For this card I have used:

Little horse stamp by Kaisercraft
Patterned papers from Party Animals Paper Pad by Kaisercraft
Yellow cardstock
recycled cream ribbon
Dimond adhesives by Kaisercraft
Scolloped edge punch
Copic sketch markers
Sentiment rub-ons

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gustavianesque Styled Christmas card

We are officially at the end of our September school holidays and I have had such a great time with my kidlets.  I decided not to craft while they were home, instead enjoying battles on the Wii, board games, baking and our first trip to the beach (not bad considering it is still Spring!!).  However, the latest challenge at Tomic caught my eye a few days ago and I decided I wanted to play along, using the inspirational pic and sketch below I set to work to create my first Christmas card. 

I made a little white Christmas wreath from a recycled white plastic shopping bag cut into strips and tied to some garden wire then added some white ribbons to complete; this forms the centrepiece of my little project and the frame for little Tilda. 

I wish to enter the following challenges:
TOMIC #17 Get Inspired

To make this card I used:
Copic sketch markers - E50, 51, 55, 57, 30,33,37, R 22, 20, 24, 27
Magnolia Tilda rubber stamp
Gold spica pen
White plastic shopping bag
Thin wire
White ribbon
White cardstock by DCWC Matchmaker
All patterned papers are from December 25th Kaisercraft pad
Jewels are December 25th self adhesive pearls by Kaisercraft

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sisterly love...

I have made this cute little card following Karen's sketch for this weeks Magnolia Down Under Challenge.  As I am making this card with my twin sister in mind, Twin Tilda was of course  the obvious choice.  This adorable stamp was gifted to me last year for my birthday by my amazingly creative and crafty cousin....
our birthday is not for a few months, but with Christmas cards to make I decided that this was a good opportunity to get a little organised. 

A little heart charm

corner flower by Kaisercraft.

I will be entering this card into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #113 - Karen's sketch.

Material used for this card;

Green and pink cardstock
Butterfly paper - Black and White timeless by Kaisercraft
Pink polka dots - from my scrap stash - origin unknown.
scolloped egde punch by Friskars
Magnolia Stamp- Twin Tilda
Flower Stamp - Corner flower, mini clear stamp by Kaisercraft
Black rhinestones by Kaisercraft
Silver charm by Jewellery Bitz
Rub on words from spotlight
Craft ribbon coloured with black copic sketch marker
Copics - R20, R21, R22, R24, e50, E51, E30, E55, E57, G20, G21, G24.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spring has sprung

It has been a while since I sat down to colour any of my Magnolia images, I think I lost interest in colouring due to my limited colour selection.  However, since purchasing some more copic pens I have fallen in love with them and have once again inked up my beautiful Magnolia stamps.  I purchased this cute image from Arnolds scrapbooking last year while at a Craft Expo and it has remained one of my favourites.  I love the way the little lamb is craddled, reminds me of how my youngest carries our poodle x bichon frise around the house.  I also thought it   quite fitting for Spring, which is my favourite season with new life in all forms, warmer days and for us here a little welcome rain to green the grass and feed the garden beds.
I have used a lilac, red/pink and green colour scheme framing the image with a border of flowers.

A few stitches and a string of bunting to complete the frame around this little cutie pie....

I would like to enter this card into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Frame it!

For this card I used the following materials;

Stamp- Tilda with lamb by Magnolia
Ink- momento tuxedo black
Copics (sketch) - E50, E51, R20, R21, R22, R00, V91, V15, E33, E51, E55, E57, C0, C1, W1
Cardstock- purple from DCWV neutrals pad.
Papers- Snap dragon from Lilac Avenue Collection by Kaisercraft and Poinsettia red Gingham by Print Blocks Australia Scrapbook Page.
Ribbon - recycled
Lime green embroidery cotton
Flowers - Prima and Kaisercarft.
Fiskars scollop edge punch.
Kaisercraft self adhesive jewels - December 25th pearls.

Flirty Edward in blue, green and white

Today I have put together this little card using Flirty Edward from the Greeting Farm.  The colour selection of green, blue and white was made so I could play along with the girls from Bizzy Becs and enter their current challenge (for details head here 
I have avoided adding embellishments opting for this cleaner look as the card was made for an older male in mind.  As this is a birthday card a pocket has been added on the inside flap to accomodate a gift card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
 Bizzy Becs - Blue, green and white.

Materials used to make this card:
Stamp - Flirty Edward froom The Greeting Farm
Ink- Momento, Tuxedo Black
Cardstock- Brilliant blue by Quill
Papers- Green polka dot paper was from my old scrapbooking stash, Tree print and textured blue/green was from my DCWV Neutrals cardstock book. 
Copics (sketch) - W1, E50, E51, E55, E57, G20, G21, G24, B23, B24, Y04, Y08.