Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Flutterby Butterfly!

Hi There!

It is pouring rain and quite chilly here today and my thoughts turned to spring...I really so wish we could skip winter altogether! With spring comes butterflies, so I decided to stamp one.

I heat embossed the butterfly from My Favorite Things - Inspired By Butterflies in white onto vellum and used the matching die, then cut the same shape again with coloured cardstock and placed it behind the vellum piece. How great is that sentiment? Love it!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Favorite Things: Card Sketch 173

The Cheerful Stap Pad:  Challenge #85 Use Embossing Powder

4 Crafty Chicks: #191 Embossing

Crafty Cardmakers and More... #115 It's A Bug's Life

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

On a Sunshiney Day


As I write this I am sitting in the beautiful autumn sunshine while watching my son's football game. I wish every Sunday afternoon would be this glorious!

I am sharing another card using the fun My Favorite Things stamp and die set 'At the Movies' today. Unfortunately the photo doesn't pick up the beautiful shimmer on the star left by A Wink of Stella clear brush marker - it looks pretty special!

These colours make me happy, definitely a favourite colour combination.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

My Favorite Things - Color Palette Challenge 4

Fusion Card Challenge - Fusion Colourful Chevron Inspiration

Keep It Simple - #38 Bright Sparks

Inspired By - Inspired By #112

I wish you the very best for a wonderful week ahead, thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Short Week.

Hi There!

Please tell me I am not alone in getting caught out with all the public holidays that surround Easter! Unfortunately I realised too late (ie. Wednesday afternoon) that I had not left enough time to create an Easter card and send it off in time to reach interstate before Friday. Crazy! I tried to quickly get one made before the evening so it would have a chance, but as the creative process progressed there was a need for glossy accents that required drying time....d'oh!

Hopefully the recipients will like their card nevertheless - it's the thought that counts...right???

I simply adore this full sized card die Mini Chicken Wire Die-namics from My Favorite Things - it offers so much versatility. I diecut the white cardstock and popped out the corresponding hexagons in order to replace them with dark cardstock inlaid to create the shape of a crucifix. The sentiment was cut on my Silhouette and covered with clear A Wink of Stella and a touch of my handwriting is showing! I then adhered sequins to each hexagon with glossy accents - they really look effective in person. I have to say, the sequin trend did not really appeal to me at first....and then you start to see them about the place....and you fall in love! What can I say?!

Have a great day. :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



I am sure I am not the only one who purchases that 'must have' stamp set and leaves it sitting around, waiting for the perfect occasion or that one person for whom you know it will be perfect!  I have had the My Favorite Things stamp and dies set At The Movies set for a while now, unused for that very reason but it really deserves much more love!

You have probably seen the very popular Pop Up Box Card in various styles doing the rounds recently and I, of course, had to create my own version! (You can find the tutorial here).

 The papers from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stack: Lost and Found seemed to fit perfectly with these stamps, so who was I to argue?! The larger stars are from Lawn Fawn's Puffy Star Stackables. This was so fun to make, I can see more in my future. :)

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Make My Monday - Distress It

I hope you and your family had a great Easter - I will share the one and only Easter card I made tomorrow - see you then!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A most awesome weekend!


This time last week I was heading toward my first ever crafty retreat, my car heavily laden with many bags and boxes and a fabulous travelling companion, Debbie. We stayed in a beautiful spacious house located in a most tranquil area in the township of  Bright, Victoria. It was a wonderful long weekend filled with relaxation, good food and wine, great company and lots and lots of crafty goodness! Everything one could hope for, in fact. I was very fortunate indeed to be surrounded by so much generosity of spirit, talent and laughter - thankyou to all you amazing ladies for such an amazing experience and thankyou Joy for organising the perfect retreat! 

Debbie P and me ready for an adventure!

 The dining area of the house in which we stayed.

The group of gorgeous ladies at our retreat.

Thankyou again Joy! We had a blast!! :)

I seemed to be drawn to a CAS style - I am not sure if it was due to me looking at a lot of these recently or because a number of the ladies around me at retreat have a CAS style - maybe it was both!

This was made using stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things. 

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

Enjoy a wonderful day and thankyou for dropping by!

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