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Hello Everyone,


Quick post again today.  Such a hot day and will be warm again tomorrow but it will be oh so lovely and cool on Friday and Saturday.  That makes me happier.


So, I made a card.  I made the flower I have thought about for so long now, and finally got around to it.  Using vellum and the Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigs Tattered Florals to cut about 6 die cuts, I then ran them through  the polkadot embossing folder and then curled the petals back.




Isn’t that just gorgeous??? So delicate and soft with the leaves cut from vellum as well.  The centre is a very prettty pearl surrounded by bling.  I only use these for special projects.




Finished off with a beautiful butterfly and sentiment.  All is matted onto a label mat in pink.  This is such a pretty card and really so easy to make.


See you again tomorrow!! Have a great day 🙂


Hugs 🙂




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Hello Everyone,


How is your weekend going to shape up?  Mine is going to be fairly round I think, a round of craft, a round of housework (dirty word), a round of gardening and a round of reading.  Yep that sounds about the size of it, bit fat circles I will be running in.


So how do you like this spiney little fella??? He is an Echidna (Porcupine) and we see him a lot around here, he plays in the garden, walks across the grass and does not seem to be bothered by anyone.  If he is he just rolls himself into a little ball with all his spines out to protect his soft parts and just lays there until the danger goes away.




So thinking about him I took the time to make a card between trying to tidy the craft room.  Didn’t get far with that, I keep finding cool stuff to play with.



This is a simple card on a white A6 base with a  pink PATP.  I did not measure this, haha, and just punched, but it didn’t line up, but you use your mistakes don’t you?  Well I did.  A doily layered and some colourful ricrak, sp.??.


I stamped the sentiment with a Penny Black stamp and used a die cut from Quickcutz.  Decorated the cake with the flower punch outs from the border punch.


When I first got this die, it would not cut cleanly and I used a shim, another shim and another and thought oh boy I am going to bust my BigShot on this.  😦 Bummer my first die that would not work at all for me, it was just hopeless…..  I did not get around to sending it back and was going to bin it……. But I thought, I am going to take the ejection foam off it and see how bad this is made and write to the manufacturer and complain.


Well slap my thighs and call me Dusty, there was nothing wrong with it, cuts perfectly without the foam.  🙂  I looked at the foam carefully.  It seems to have a plastic coating on the die side of it… yep you guessed it, I cannot even cut it properly with scissors….


So I gave it some brand new foam  and Ta-Dah!!! Works like new!! Perfect cutting.  Lauren you are my hero, good girl!!  Gotta love it when you fix it yourself!! 😀


Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

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Hello Blogland Friends!!

What a glorious warm beach weather type of day if only I were a beachy type person.  Today was gorgeous!!!


Well it made me want to hide inside and get stamping and beading.  So I made a pair of cards with vellum, beading and embossing on them.

Vellum gives such wonderful opportunities, it is so versatile, different and it is delicate too, but not so delicate that you cannot work with it.

So here they are.




I love the look of both of them, but the pink is oh so delicate and adorable.

These both have clear vellum with white ink stamped on the reverse side.  I used a rollagraph frangipani/tropical wheel, you know lots of solid stamp area.  It worked a treat layered over the pale blue or pale pink.  You can see the depth of colour around the edge of the vellum.

I attached the vellum with eyelets and Scotch Vellum Tape.  Do you know that this is only good on pale to mid colours (never disappears on dark colours) and takes about 24hours to disappear completely.  When applying you should ‘activate’ it by rubbing with your finger over the backing tape before peeling away and it should only ever be applied to the porous surface first (cardstock, not the vellum).

The beads are treaded onto 26gauge wire and attached through the eyelets with D/S tape behind and held in place at the front with the Happy Birthday panel.  I find it very messy to use glue to hold beads in place, always get into a mess, so I either do something like this, or use cotton and anchor from behind by sewing them down.

The flutterbys are embossed with a mix of white EP, pearl EP and perfect pearl powder.  It worked very well.  The EPs were about even amounts and the pearls enough to get the colour I wanted.  I tested it until I got the depth of colour I wanted.

Very simple card really, but I am very very happy with it.

The stamps used are both by Stamp-It Australia

Thanks for calling in.  Hope your day is a really great one.


These cards are being entered into the following challenges.

Twisted Tuesdays – 2TC26 ~ Rock, Paper, Scissors

Alphabet Challenge on SCS – Letter F



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Hello Everyone, it is NRL Grand Final afternoon and almost half time at the footy, yes I am posting too….. Need a breath of air, the Storm are right over the Bulldogs and it is goin to be a long long way back in the second half if I want to have something to celebrate later today.

So earlier today I made this card for the Alphabet Challenge Letter E this week over on Splitcoaststampers.


First off I have completed my dare from Dani with this card as it has an Easel on it.  Thanks for the points Dani

Second I could not help myself with these little beauties all starting with the Letter E…. ooohhhh I love collecting those points.

I have used an Ecru coloured cardbase and layered a panel that has been Edged with scallops and on that have layered an Embossed panel done with Eggplant ink. The Easel has a Eclectic cake painting on it and there are Eighteen candles held by Elastic threaded through Ebony Eylets and there are Eight of those. Thewords Eat and Enjoy gives a total of Eleven countable Elements on my E-card…. (not counting the easel, or one other E)  Tee Hee. This is so fun.

So my background panel in Eggplant is inked in an embossing folder which has been inked in dye ink with a brayer to give lovely even coverage.  I will be doing a tootie on this in the next week or so, as soon as I find out how to edit my video….yes I am a video star1!!!!

The candles are each made indiviually by rolling a little strip of Designer Paper and then gluing down.  I rolled mine on a toothpick, and released the roll slightly, then glued it and then placed in position and gluing down. Then I put a little glue inside the top hole and pushed an end of cotton 4ply crochet thread in and cut if off for the wick.

OK so I may have thought this was cooler than you did. 🙂  I really do think this is pretty cool, and I have a very similar idea for a bookshelf background….
Thanks for calling in, I hope you have a great day.
Hugs 🙂

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Oh My this week on the Mix It Up Challenge on SCS our Miss Lynn challenged us to make a simple card.  Well as you know I am not a CAS type person, I love embellishing and I love the journey of the making, the time spent.

I can make a CAS card in 5 mins and feel so robbed by doing this.  But I put myself right out there and came up with these two little beauties.

The first one took a little time….. oh ok about 10 mins, 15 with glue drying and punching time.



Simple, easy and colourful happy birthday card.  Some bling on the flowers.  And the chance to use the die cutter.  The stamp is by Stamp-It Australia.

But then I thought, this is not really a CAS card, go on girl get one done…. so..



Now this fits the bill.  Stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink, top to bottom, so the ink layers over the one above.  I love Fluid Chalk, it is a dye ink, but has the opacity of pigment and will layer so well so long as the ink it is going over is dry.  Gives great coverage and will blend when you want it to.  The sentiment stamp is by Kaszazz and the butterfly is a Penny Black.  Love Penny Black stamps. I got to be creative with the Liquid Pearls, so pretty and this card got me a mention in CAS card of the week on SCS, how cool is that.

Thanks for calling in, hope your day is great!!!!
Hugs 🙂


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Hello Everyone,

Today I made a card for a special little friend of mine, she is a Princess to me and she loves cats.

I also wanted to have my card say just what I feel for her, so I made a digi of Love you more… and also Love you long time…. and you can download them today if you want to.   They are in PNG format so you can resize them to suit yourself in word (3inches wide is a good size for them), but I wanted to have the clarity in them for you.

So here is my card.




Lots of layers, and a PATP border, some embossing, a ribbon and brad, an embossed castle (where else would a princess live?) and a cat (told you she loves them) and there is a PATP panel inside with ribbon and a cat and some words from me telling her how much I love her.

The little flowers are coloured with shimmer chalks and the border is DTP with a cat’seye ink pad with Fluid Chalk Pink Pastel.

The flower is made on a flower loom (“Hana-Ami” Flower Loom) with 1/4″ organza ribbon and secured with a brad for the centre.

Let’s have a closer look.



Once I watched a youtube video on how to do these, it was so easy!!! Although at first I was using cord and it did not work well at all, but I will try this again another time.  Ribbon is very very easy.

Now for the Digi’s





If you click on the digi stamps you can open each one in a new page and download from the new page by ‘right clicking’ to save the image.

Hope you enjoy using them.
Thanks for calling in, I hope you have a great day!!

Hugs 🙂

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Oh I love Mickey Mouse, and I love Minnie too!!! I saw this punchart on SCS in the Gallery of  Baker88 and I thank her so much.  This is a very simple to do Mickey and Minnie Mouse, so I copied it for my card for the SCS Alphabet Challenge this week the letter M.

Really I only found this because my friend Miss Lynn asked me to do a tutie on Mickey Mouse punchart and I didn’t read it correctly so just found her an easy one to copy….. they are hinting big time on MIU and Alpha Challenges that I should do more tooties, but not knitting or crochet… well DUH!!!

So here he is……  drumroll please!!!






Oh my he is funny looking, but he will do for a little person, all that bling is sure to please.  I just keep singing that song …… Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse forever hold your banner high… high… high……

you might have to call over to that Miss Lisa’s blog the Crafting Cottage where I get all my inspiration from her fabby creative posts and take a looksie where she has done a wonderful butterfly and flower creation, she gives me inspiration to do my best work you know!!

Hope you like him, thanks for calling in, have a great day!!!


Lauren 🙂

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