Saturday, October 15, 2011

2nd Sketch Blog Hop with Crafty Card Gallery

Welcome to the 2nd Sketch Blog Hop. The first hop last month was so popular we decided to do it again!!! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. So sit back & be inspired! If you just happened on the hop, be sure to go to the first stop so you can see the whole hop! If You have come from  then your in the right place! Grab your favorite beverage and sit back & hop along with us!
This is the sketch that Jennifer gave us all to work with:
I have done 2 cards again for this hop, both I will show you today as I wont be around tomorrow to post! The first I tried to keep to the sketch itself-

The second card I rotated to the side and mixed it up a little:)

Yet again I had so much fun with this hop..I just LOVE LOVE LOVE sketches and use them constantly for inspiration when making my cards to sell. If you haven't tried them give them a go, there are plenty of places to find them on the internet and to start with give this one a go:).

Hope you all have a great weekend...your next stop is

In case you get lost along the way here is the full line up:
2 Angie
3 Carol
4 Ashley
5 Janet
6 Linda
7 Zenita
8 Jearise
9 Beth
10 Susan
11 Jackie
12 Jamie
13 Kerry
14 Lisa
15 Lynda
16 Dena
17 Kerri
18 Brynn

Friday, October 7, 2011


Well I am still around....we have moved house in the past couple of weeks and my business has started to take off which is leaving me not much time to keep this blog unfortunately! I wanted to show you all what I worked on tonight...I love working with this monster die from Scrapbuggy and what better way to use it as a door prize for the little monster market. Here are the cards I made, I used Basic Grey life is a party paper for all the cards :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sketch Hop challange with Crafty Card Gallery

Hi! Welcome to the Sketch blog hop! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. So sit back & be inspired! If you came from Beth then you are in the right place :)

Here is the sketch we had to work with and be inspired by
I have done two cards for this challange and because of family commitments with moving house I decided to post them both today. The first one I tried to stick to the sketch it is

The second on I flipped the sketch on the side and changed a few of the elements positions to come up with a completly different card. Here it is

I love sketches. I am not to sure how many of you know but I sell my cards and sketches always helps kick start my creativity when making them as there is so many possibilities. I usually use one sketch a night and come up with about 5 different cards...and more in mind. If you have not used sketches yet, I encourage you to as it will help you to explore new ideas and get more creative with your cards.
I hope you enjoyed my cards. Your next stop will be the lovely Lynda

Here is a list in case you get lost :)















Friday, September 9, 2011

Cleaning up and moving out!

It's been a while I know, but I have been extremely busy packing up and cleaning out the house as we move into our new home in 2 weeks Yipeeeee! It's been a long 2 1/2 years wait for this and its finally coming to be real! So my craft room has been one major headache for packing not only because the amount of stuff I have but it seems to have spread itself over the whole room. Quite a few weeks ago with the Crafty Card Gallery blog I showed you all how i kept my scraps in order....well as I was cleaning up I found box after box, and jar of ribbons and thought I should do something about it :)....after a little research on the net and asking around I came up with this (I got the idea from a blog where the lady had them in plastic draws..sorry but I can't remember where i saw it !). I just happened to have a toolbox organiser sorter that I was going to give o hubby for his nails etc or throw away and i figured I could use that...I took out all the dividers and presto my very own ribbon holder, that I reakon will fit about 200 different ribbons in it ,about 1-5 yards of each ribbon. I rolled each ribbon onto heavy chipboard that I had cut 2 x 2 1/2 inches each..a bit time consuming but I must say this system is working and all my ribbons are in one place(only problem is I need another one as this one is full LOL!) So here it is....

Now I also have some other news today and that is when the next update of the Crafty Card Gallery hits your phone, Jennifer asked me to be the designer of the month. I was so excited when she asked me and I hope it gives you a bit more of an insight into my crazy crafting world :) thankyou Jennifer for choosing me :)
Hopefully it won't be too long till I find the time to log on again and show you what i have been up to with my cards and fact next weekend is another blog hop with the Crafty Card Gallery girls, a sketch hop so you will see a post from me then :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm still around!

Wow did not realise time goes so quickly around here. I have been so busy with my cards and my new little venture that I think I must have forgotten my blog :). Here are a few cards I have made recently

This one was for a friend who had friends travelling overseas...used Lifestyle Crafts nesting eyelet circle(love these dies as there are so many things you can do with them), also used a Digital Sihouette American image for the suitcase.

 This one is for a pirate mad boy, using Quickutz 4x4 Pirate ship, scolloped nesting circle, and 2x2 pirate talk

 The last one is a cute baby card..I made them in different colours as well. Used Scrapbuggy die Button bear..this bear is just the cutest :)

Thanks for stopping by today, lets hope I can post sooner next time :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Guest Designer this week!

Well I am not going to post cards or projects this week, but you can go look at my latest creations at the Crafty Card Gallery where I am a Guest Designer this week..Thanks so much Jennifer for the challange and opportunity. For thoese of you who don't know this Blog it is actually an I phone application and I believe Andriod too! (I could be wrong LOL) Jennifer has some wonderful designers on this application and some amazing cards....It is a creative outlet for card makers to have a look at some cards in one place to get their creative juices flowing. So please go over to see what I have created this week at

I should have a couple of posts here this week so keep your eyes peeled!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cards,Cards, Cards and more Cards

Well I have been at it again, making cards. I have decided to get a little more serious with my cards and crafts and start selling them and promoting myself. If you live in Australia and would like to keep in touch with my cards and crafts I am selling please head over and like my facebook page!. As for thoese of you who are overseas and are just interested in ideas etc I will of course post some of my makings here!

With father's Day coming up in September I decided to get going with my Father's Day cards...Here are the three I made tonight...

Used Quickutz/Lifestyle crafts dies to complete all three cards....2x2 shirt and tie, Nesting circle and scolloped circle, Nesting stars and blossom Alpha and 2x2 mini tools, tool box and handmade Alpha.

Hope you all have a good week and I will be back next week with some more card creations!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Sunday again!

Wow my weeks go so quickly...I plan on doing all this stuff and then end up not doing much because of kids and also hubby :)....I have one project in the making which hopefully I can show you next week...needs a little work but I a happy with the look :)...This week was really a card week,making quite a few! Here are a few....

Hope you all had a great week.. and who knows I may even get to post again this week :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Card!

What a week! Tonight I have managed to finish a Big card for a staff member leaving work (i know I am safe to post as she is not on facebook or Blogger LOL!) A4 size so everyone can sign. Used the new Lifestyle crafts Splash from the latest release (got it two days ago Yipeee!) and Quickutz/Lifestyle 4x4 paper dolls and Swimming suits outfits! Alpha is Quickutz/Lifestyle crafts Chocolate 4x8.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the Scraps Blog Hop... If you came from Jackie, you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to play along, start at the beginning at
The purpose of this hop is to help you use up some of your scraps. I'm sure you've got your fair share - I know I do! You'll see 30 talented crafters coming up with unique ways to use their scraps. Some may share tips on how they store their scraps as well!

Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store,​/ sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.

For the complete list of the hop please go to the post below.

Today I have done a project that used up most of my boy scraps from my kids album pages and cards I have made. I have used a page insert from the Quickutz Santas workshop Wintergreen album to complete the project. It starts of as a banner, which will be hung in my youngest son's room. When the year has finnished and the banner is complete I can make an album out of it using the cover from the same album set!. The idea behind this was so that my son can see pictures of himself each month growing and also be able to look at them himself (with help so it doesn't get ripped mind you) by being able to take the picture out of it's pocket.

Here are some photos of the finished project......

This was such a fun project and a great way to use up some of my scraps. The only thing that was not scraps was the album pages which was cut from white cardstock.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and have had fun hopping along. Please view the blog below if you did not have a chance to hop along yesterday, if you did then it's time to hop back to Madison

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop- Day one

Welcome to the Scraps Blog Hop... If you came from Jackie at, you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to play along, start at the beginning at

The purpose of this hop is to help you use up some of your scraps. I'm sure you've got your fair share - I know I do! You'll see 30 talented crafters coming up with unique ways to use their scraps. Some may share tips on how they store their scraps as well!

Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store, sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.

The complete lineup for the hop is:

‎1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com

2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​

3 Candace​

4 Jackie​

5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​

6 Madison​/

7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​

8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​

9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​

10 Angie​m/

11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​

12 Crazy about cricut​

13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​

14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​

15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/

16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/

17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​

18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​

19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​

20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​

21 Lezlye

22 Just a Pac Rat​

23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​

24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​

25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​

26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/

27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​

28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/

29 Nancy​/

30 Lisa http://www.craftycardgallery.b​​g-hop-final-stop-day-1.html

Now onto the fun stuff...I have taken photos of my scraps! I admit I hate wasting paper and am a scrap hoarder. My scraps are put in one of four places depending upon their size!

Firstly I have draws that are in colour order and are any paper that is wider than 2" and the exact length of 12"..these i can then use as scraps for my borders in my scrapbook pages, or continue to use easily for base cards/embellishments/scrapbooking backgrounds.

Secondly I have a box full of 4x4,6x6,6x4,6x2 and 6x8(yep you guessed it I dont waste a thing!) These are cut to this size as they are ideal for mini albums, cards and fit all my metal dies perfectly.

Thirdly..and no picture but I have a box of 2x2 squares for all my 2x2 metal dies.

Lastly and final a box of what i call "scrap scraps!" that does not fit into any of the above sizes including basic embellishment cuts i did not use for a project.

so that is my scrap collection LOL!

I have two projects to share with you this weekend. The first is a card and the second .....well you will have to come back and visit tomorrow and see!

This is the card I made. Using a scrap from my large 12" draws i made a card base, then using strips from my scrap scraps i made like a patterned paper and cut it using Quickutz cardmakers limited edition set to create the background. The cheeky monkey,leaf and embossed background square were all hiding in my scraps scraps stash so I used them. Added Twinery twine and a rub on the the leaf! This was such a fun and easy way to use up my scraps and the possibilities are endless using this technique.

Be sure to visit tomorrow for my next project. Until then hop along to Madison at to see her creation.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm still here!

Things have been busy around here of late but i'm still here! I'm working on a few projects that will be ready by this weekend for the Scraps blog hop and Scrapbuggy challange keep your eyes peeled to this page for this Saturday's events with a scrap hop begining at starting at 11.00pm Adelaide, Australia Time or 6.30am Pacific time USA.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Simple Cards

I love just looking at my scraps and spare rub ons and making easy cards that don't require to much brain thought but at the same time having a great effect at the end. I made these cards last night in under 1/2 hour!

Thanks for stopping by.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scrapbuggy Challange #2

This weeks challange was a sketch challange for a card. I got so excited when I saw the sketch as I recieved my sample pack of Twine from the Twinery this week and had as yet not used it, so this was a perfect sketch to do so...and I must say I LOVE IT!

Here is the Sketch

and here is my take on the sketch

I used
Echo Park Little Boy Digital Paper
Carribean Twine from The Twinery
Star cut from Silhouette digital cutter
QK oatmeal Alpha

Please stop by and check out all the other cards in the comming week at

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sit Up Baby!

Well the Long weekend flew by and I did not get as much scrapping in as I wanted to..but I guess that's life with kids hey!. I did however manage to do a scrapbook layout. It's been a while.....

This layout is of my eldest son Cooper who is now 3 1/2, of him at 5 1/2 months when he first learnt to sit. It seems like yesterday this happened, where did time go?

This is what i used
QK Chemistry Alpha
QK Santa's workshop Gingerbread album page
Ticket LC DC 0026
QKS 03 Train set
QK RS0636 Dinosaur
Toy Box paper by Crate Paper

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's been a Hoot!

A simple and fun card today! This was made by request for a workmate of my husbands who is leaving today. The instructions i got were "She apparantely likes owls and the present is Silver and black!" with that in mind I came up with the card, The inside of the card was printed with It's been a hoot. I used DCWV all Dressed up paper,Quickutz 2x2 owl and Lifestyle crafts nesting scolloped circles(I LOVE these!)

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope everyone has a fun weekend...With the long weekend I hope to get some more cards made and a few other projects happening :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedding card

I love making big cards A4 size...and the new lifestyle crafts nesting dies (largest ones) are perfect for the cards. Here I used the largest of the scolloped nesting hearts and the blossoms(the three smallest ones).
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to have a few more projects to post soon!

Another Explosion box!

Wow, its been a while since I last posted..but I have a good reason LOL! I have been busy with gifts and cards for my workmates and family. The weekend was a very busy one with a wedding dinner on Friday night for a workmate and Sunday my niece had her now I can show you what I have been busy with!

The first is another explosion box I made for my neice for her Baptism photos...silly me forgot to take a photo of the finished box, but as from my previouous post you can probally work out how it all fits together!

The Middle explosion box top and bottom......

 The top explosion box bottom and top........

 The largest and bottom box on the inside(outside is plain as is the outside of box!)......

Here are a few of the sections up close......

I used Bo Bunny's Love Bandit paper and lots of Quickutz dies again! Thanks for stopping by and please check the next post for the wedding Card!
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