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Hello Everyone,


Oh WOW the year is getting away from me, mid July already and I have not even thought about Christmas yet, but then again, I have five months to think about that.


So with this in mind, I made a card.




This is so cute and such a minimalist card for me.  A6 card with a portrait oriention and a vertical opening, I have made the blue panel in textured cardstock, a Memory Box die (so lovely) in black placed directly on the panel, a sentiment  stamped from my new set from Wild Rose Studio (Everyday Sentiments)  and loads of bling, how simple is that?


Hope you like it.


Hugs 🙂




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Hello Everybody!


Freezing cold today with the wind coming off snow nearby, I am thinking that Winter is having a last shake before she says goodbye! 


So I have been playing with some inks.  Yes Ranger Distress Inks and sponge applicators to make a stunning background.




This first one is just a blend of Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed.  Starting with the lightest across the centre of the card and blending up and down, then the next colour spreading further up and down, and then the Vintage Photo at the top and bottom and a little down the side edges.

Then the exciting bit, the stamping of that fabulous Windmill stamp from Kaszazz and the Happy Birthday from the set from  Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Simple Sayings.




Then this one is done very similarly with the base card inked again with the same 3 colours and then spritzed with water.  The panel is inked and then stamped with the beautiful Stamp-It Australia Stamp Tranquil Dawn and the Simple Sayings Happy Birthday.




Same colours of ink again, this time the background is a circular one with pale surrounded by darker and the edges with areas of pale.  The Lucy’s stamp Large Tiger is stamped and then masked so that the Bamboo can create a background with repetitive stamping.


Hope you like them as much as I like playing with inks!


Hugs   🙂


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Hello Everyone,


Well what a busy time it has been lately!  But I have been doing some craft and have some catching up on blogging for you all.


So here is a card.




This is a little bit away from what has been my usual style.  Just an embossed background panel with some die cut strips across the bottom in yellow and white, a simple ribbon tied on the side and those three gorgeous shabby flowers.  All finished with a ribbon cut sentiment.


Simple and really nice.  The colours are a step away from my usual too.


Hope you like it. 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


What a wonderful time to be papercrafting with all the wonderful toys and supplies around, how ever did I do it all before dies and die cutting machines??? I do not know. 🙂




Well I would never have attempted a card like this, it is all die cuts!! A Cheery Lynn doily (my favourite) and Faerie , so pretty adn the flower by Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Petals made from satin and tulle.


Teddy is loving it, he says it is so different to what is usually done here.  He has been on holiday you know and is now back home for a rest, dear boy!!


Enjoy your day, thanks for calling in.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


Wonderful day today, warm, sunny Autumn at its best.


But sadness has fallen over the Newcastle and Valley with the death this morning of Tony Tamplin, the police public relations officer.  He went to work this morning, collapsed and died shortly after in hospital.  His workmates gave him CPR till the ambos arrived.  Very sad, I think that everyone knows of Tony and his community work, fundraising, tireless work and high public profile.  The only police officer I ever knew with real personality and a smile for everyone.  Far too young at 54.  R I P Tony, heaven will be a better place for your presence.


So I made a card in police blue.




Even Ted is a bit subdued today.  But this card is so special with its ruffled ribbon, double bow, handmade flowers, lacey edges, circles and wreath and the lovely sentiment.  The butterfly, wreath and flowers have been inked with Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks.


Hope you like it, hope your day has been going along well.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone, so it has been harder to get back into blogging than I thought, so easy to get into bad habits and so much harder to relearn good ones.


So I bought myself an Anya Border and just had to make this cad with it.  Love the apparent simplicity of it, the CAS style, although it is not simple at all.  This is my take two as the boder does not really line up opposite itself.




Well Teddy is sure blown away, he has forgiven me for not taking his photo for a while, and keeping him in the dark.  I have used lilac shimmer card under the cut out and kept the remainder of the card in white, even so far as the flowers.


Hope you like it!! Have a great day!!


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


I thought today I would make a card for you that is very simple and post office friendly.  I also thought the flame tree was worth a run today.



This is only the 4th year this has flowered, they take so long, I am amazed.  This is about half out, more to come.  It shades the BBQ area and table and chairs all morning till about lunchtime, and then the Tibouchina takes over.


So now to look at the ‘now for something completely different’ in the card line from me.



Oh yes, you remember I moved my stamps to the space behind me, with the inks with them, well it has made it easy for me to stamp more.  This card is made with the Stampin Up Upsy Daisy stamp.  I have shadow stamped it (stamped and then offset stamped again without re-inking) so that it gives depth and seems to be so many more daisies there.


This has been done on cream cardstock with Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Dark Brown.  I love my Fluid Chalk inks.  Great coverage and so thick.  Not transparent like most dye inks.  I chose to use the strip of card to stamp on and have the base card as a border top and bottom as this strip is an offcut from making 5×5 cards and I love using scraps.


The stip is inked around and then attached to the base card, add a strip of ribbon and a bow or knot and a button threaded with twine.  I inked my twine.  My twine comes from the onions bags.  I love it when I can recycle something.  Buttons too!!


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

Hugs :)

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