Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas is Coming

Hi everyone,

Here is my card Simply Magnolia Christmas is Coming, 

Ive used Magnolia Tilda with Little Snowy, Peaceful Christmas Tree, coloured with Distress Inks, Go-Kreate frilly die, Frontage Embossing powder, 
PION DPs "Vintage Frost Basics"a mix of Doohickeys, Joy crafts, Marianne Design dies
bobble edging, lace, pearls from my stash,

Until next time, happy crafting..

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Simply Magnolia Challenge - Shabby Chic

Hi everyone,

I would like to show you my first DT card for Simply Magnolia!

Our Sponsors over at Simply Magnolia for this challenge are, 

Magnolia "Loving Bridal Couple" stamp, Magnolia Doohickeys Dragonflies & Scalloped Tag, 
DPs are PION Summer Crush- Flirty & A day in May.

Do pop over to see us at Simply Magnolia and show us your amazing cards!

Happy crafting until next time..

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Winter Wonderland - Time for Magnolia Challenge

Hi everyone,

This is a really special post, as Ive been asked to be a Guest Designer on 
Time for Magnolia Yay, this is a dream for me!
I have loved Magnolia stamps for a long time and to be working with talented ladies I used to read about in the Magnolia INK magazine is unreal, it makes me so happy!

On to the card, my stamps are from "A Lovely Christmas Collections 2015"- Edwin with Christmas Lantern, Tilda's Christmas House, Xmas Snowflakes & Merry Christmas words stamp, coloured with Distressed Inks.


Spellbinders Grand Big Scalloped Circles
Maja Design paper Vintage Winter
Magnolia Scalloped Tag
Snowflake - Doohickeys Magnolia Club 
La La Land Christmas Tree die
Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die
Stampendous Frantage embossing enamel
Mesh Ribbon
 Red Beads & Snowflake die from my stash

I hope you will come over to TFM and join in the fun with us!

Until next time happy crafting..

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Santa hands out Presents

Hi everyone,
I would love to show you my latest Christmas card!

Santa hands out Presents.. sitting on the Snowy Roof.
 I am just sooooo pleased with how this card turned out especially as its only my second try with Distress Inks!
Its been a bit of a trial trying to find a good smooth watercolour paper here in Melbourne I have to say!

Anyway, I wanted to make Santa look like he is ready to go down the chimney with presents, I think he looks just so right there. 
He had to have a sleigh and reindeer too and don't forget the Naughty & Nice list LOL..

There is a Guest Designer Call over at Time for Magnolia Challenge I'm going enter Santa for it he might bring me some luck..


Magnolia, Santa hands out Presents & Snowy Roof stamps,
Magnolia Doohickey Scallop Tag,
American card stock,
Lemon craft Christmas Greetings - A lot of Love,
Tim Holtz Distress Inks,
Marianne Design Tiny Creatables Reindeer LR0179 & Sleigh LR0178,
Elizabeth craft designs 765 - Sprig with Berries,
Die-namics Mini Ticket Border,
Snowflake die,
Jones Tones White Puff Paint,
red gems from stash

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Until next time happy crafting and see you soon..

Anniversary Card

Hi its me again,

Just like to show you a card I made last night and finished this morning for my daughter Clair & hubby Dale's Anniversary next Wednesday.  This weekend it is Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival its a public holiday so I posted the card this morning so she would get it by Wednesday. 

The image is darling & from issue 139 of Quick cards made easy, coloured with Copic markers, DP's are PION Botanical Journal Borders,
Manor House & Green Tara flowers, muslin and Ranger Crystal stickles, lace from my craft stash.

Until next time which will be a Christmas card with a surprise!

Tilda with Scarlet the Pig

Hi everyone,

Here is a card for my youngest granddaughter who was 5 years old on the 25th October and will be joining her big sister at school next year, oh my goodness they grow up fast!

I've used Tilda with Scarlet the Pig as Tamara loves Peppa Pig and Purple, this is the closest I could get to it lol.


Maja DPs
the sign post I made
Daisy lace
Chiffon ribbon
Ballon die
all from my stash
lots of Stardust Stickles.

Have to say Tamara had perfect sunny day and she loved her card!

until next time, happy crafting.


Cards with Hessian

Hi everyone,

I would like to show you some of the cards I have been making over the last few weeks for a florist in my area.
These are only 4 of the 15 cards that I made in a little under 2 weeks - phew!
The blackboard parts on the cards are for putting own sentiments on once purchased.

I was really pleased with the way they all turned out considering I had never made a card with Hessian on, thank goodness for Spotlight for the hessian and blackboard paint!
It was definitely out of my comfort zone but once started it was fun.

Until the next time, happy crafting,

Friday, 16 October 2015

Jingle Bell Rudolf

Hi everyone,
I'd like to share a Christmas card today (its not too far away!)

Using Magnolia Jingle Bell Rudolf, Jingle Bell Sleigh, Rose Package & Peaceful Christmas Tree.

I've added a little bit of whimsy with Rudolf coming loose from the sleigh and the packages falling out!
I like making Clean and Simple (CAS) cards they challenge the little grey cells lol!

American Card stock
Blending Card
Copic markers
Maja Design Paper "Winter Wonderland"
White Frantage
Ranger Stardust Stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Midweek Magnolias CAS or Overload

Until next time happy crafting..

Simply Magnolia New DT

Hi everyone,

I would love to let you all know that I will be one of the new Design Team members on 
Simply Magnolia starting in November!

I'm beyond excited as I have loved Magnolia stamps for about 3 years (first love) and to be on a DT for a Magnolia blog is just amazing!
 I can't help myself, below is the screen shot I took announcing the new DTs I'm the 4th one down Yay!!!
Congratulations to the other Ladies too, I look forward to working with you all at Simply Magnolia!

Watch this space for some amazing cards made by yours truly in the very near future!!


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Gatsby Card

Hi everyone,

I'd like to show you a card that I made for a 30th Birthday last week,
Black & Gold - Gatsby themed!

Here is my interpretation of those ideas

lots of bling 

the image is Urban Stamps Art Deco, coloured with Copic markers

Gold card, black feather boa

dies are MarianneDesign, handmade White Vellum flowers on the box and the card.

until next time, happy crafting

White Christmas

Hi everyone,

Here is my latest card for Christmas.

There is a challenge over at Time for Magnolia "White Christmas" 
I've used one of Sandra's Scrapshop templates for my christmas stocking!

I made this little gem on white card stock, colouring her in Distress Inks
Magnolia North Pole Tilda,
Peaceful Christmas Tree stamps,
 Doohickey's Christmas Pionsettias, 
Snowflake dies,
 Sheena Douglass Festive Embossing folder,
and lots of Stardust Stickles  

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Simply Magnolia Cas or fully Loaded (there's a DT Call too Yay!)

Until next time, happy crafting

Friday, 11 September 2015

"Men Cards"


Thought I would share 3 cards I made for Fathers Day last weekend, here in Australia.

As Men cards are always difficult or they are for me I thought why not make use of the internet and search for hubby's and sons in laws favourite cars, bike images!

Hubby's always wanted a new Jaguar, printing out the images on photo paper gave them an almost velvet look which I rather love,

Dale has a Harley Davidson, its red (not sure if this is the right bike, but its red) I really loved the harley badge I found for his card

Richard would one day love a Red Porsche - apparently red cars go faster hehe!

all papers are Maja,
 Stampendous Frontage in Aged Silver, Aged Gold,
 Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die, 
Crafts-too embossing folder Geared 
Darice Brick Pattern.

I hope you like my take on cards for Men!

until next time, take care 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Push, Pull, Flip Card in Motion

Hi there,
Yay, I am soooo pleased that I was in the Top 3 at Midweek Magnolias! 

Here is my first Push, Pull card!
 I'm really pleased with how my Guard of the Castle has turned out, this Edwin is new (I've wanted him for a while & as a Pom I had to have him lol) I went to the Paperific Expo in Melbourne last weekend, I found him and lots of Tilda's there - yippee, I haven't treated myself to new Magnolia stamps in ages! 

I did think that push, pull cards were very tricky to make but after doing a little research I realised they are quite simple.

I wanted to have the guardsman standing outside the palace walls with the turrets behind him, 

 there had to be a red Telephone box as well (love this) 

here is the card open

side view, I used some organza ribbon on the slide to pull it out.

Magnolia Guard of the Castle, Phone Booth, Edwin's Knight Castle
Magnolia Doohickeys Paris Night dies
DP's Maja Design Summer Crush 'Off to meet him' & 'Dancing the Bop'
Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Ruby Rock-it Droplets 'Country Cookin'

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thursday, 27 August 2015

August Mood Board - Dusty Attic

Hi everyone,

This is my first attempt at a canvas hope you like it! Its for someone special and I hope she doesn't see it until her birthday!

Its a 30x40cm canvas I've used a 12 x 12" Kaisercraft "flutter' template, "Damask" 7 a Heidi Swapp "Stars, Hearts & Dots" template with homemade smooth texture paste (1/4 cup Baby powder, 1 tablespoon school craft glue, 1 tablespoon white craft paint, a little water, mix together) actually this recipe is from the lovely Gabrielle Pollacco's blog click here 

Using Versa color inks in various colours for the butterflies with Perfect Pearls to add shimmer, I added a little BoBunny Silver glitter paste to the corners and BoBunny Doubledot in Island Mist, Tutu & Coral in the 'waves' at the bottom of the canvas.

The Birds nest #2 and Vintage key are from Dusty Attic, I just love them, the bird cage is Tim Holtz, the words are Kaisercraft "True Romance"..

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out, the photo isn't great as its raining hard here so the light is poor, so my apologises!

I would like to enter this into the

Dusty Attic Blog - August Mood Board

until next time, take care,

Friday, 14 August 2015

Christmas Kitchen Tilda

Hi there,

Here is a my first Christmas card its Christmas Kitchen Tilda (I think) 
I have used Maja Design "Its Christmas time I believe" such gorgeous paper the image of Santa is just perfect!
I cut the top of the card with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Four die, I think it gives the card an unusual shape,
I coloured Tilda with Copic markers & cut with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, I used Magnolia Poinsettia from the Magnolia DooHickey club magazine vol 2, this is such a delicate die. 
The flowers are Kaisercraft, red gems, lace, doily from my stash with Frantage and stardust stickles.

I would like to enter this into 

Craft Heaven Challenge #2 Bingo Lace Ribbon, charms & die cut

Midweek Magnolias #120 Button n Bows

Until next time, take care and happy crafting..

DT Call

Hi there,

There is a DT CALL over at Craft Heaven  my best mate Davinia Wood told me about it a few weeks ago but now I have applied so fingers crossed I might strike it lucky!

I have sent the following photos in the hopes that I may be fortunate.

Stay safe until next time.

Guest DT for Crafts Dreamy Blog

Hi, I've been missing for a few months, I've had my youngest granddaughters birthday in October.  Christmas and making heap...