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Hello Everybody!!!

Lauren and Teddy up today!!!!  Oh we just love sun-filled Winter Days!!! At the moment we are getting mega fogs in the morning and that fog burns off to be such a sunny day, we open the blinds and let the warmth come inside.  When it is like that I love to craft and Teddy and I have been doing a bit of that lately for you!!!

So we thought we would show you a couple of cards we have made for you 🙂

Oh today we have used one of the A2Z Scraplets Stencils Pebblestones – Stencilets & Masklets on the background with CM Metallic Silver, and sprinkled with Embossing Powder (Adirondak Wild Plum) and then heated.  I love this result.  Also used a recent release Decorative 9 Corner Set of 2 and painted it with Viva Inka Gold, so shiny, so beautiful, so vibrant.  You could use a paste or spray from the Colour Blast range in store.

Handmade flowers by me using the EK Success Flower punch in Whale and Medium size.  Tutorial here to make the flowers.

The second card we have for you has used those fabulous words for cards that A2Z Scraplets have available.  I love them.  Handmade holes around the edge of the card, but no stitching in it.

Lots of dies, a stamp and I love those little rosettes that I have used a scoreboard to make, then decorated with charms, flowers and pearls to match my card. Leaves are painted with Glimmer Glaze.

Love that leaf die, it is by Crafty Ann and not sure whether Cheery Lyn have picked it up since they took over.

So proud of ourselves with this one!!  You know I like to recycle, well I have recycled the ‘outer’ of the Star Set of 2 Flourish, so 3 cards out of this chippie, how clever is that.  We have coated it with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder. Went with  purple glitter paper behind it, as I found some leftover star shapes in my diecut box.

This close up gives you an idea of how dimensional and textured this card is.  I love it!!!

Thanks for calling in, have fun papercrafting and get your hands messy with mediums!!!

Love Lauren xxxx

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Hello Everybody,


What a wonderful Autumn day it is, cool morning, very nice mid 20’s through the day and a slight breeze and a bit of cloud.  Just my type of day.


So we have another of the A2Z Scraplets Easter Challenge Weekend cards today





On this card I have used a pretty designer paper and lightly sponged in pink all over and brown as an accent with the new Hexagon Stencil from A2Z Scraplets.  The A2Z Scraplets has been left left as is, the lovely black that it comes.  The gorgeous rickrack and flowers from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by.






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Hello Everyone,

Only one week of November left, can you believe it??? Where did this year run off to???   All the shops are decorated, playing Christmas Carols and displaying all the Christmas goodies.  Well I might have to get off to have a look at all that soon, just to see what is out there for me.

So with that thought in mind I made a Christmas card or four.  Yes more than one, but not as many as five.  I am so funny.

So this card is just a simple one, with a white base, layered with red and then with embossed white.  A ribbon across to hang the stocking from and a Merry Christmas sentiment on a ribbon cut banner.

The stockings are made with the SU Stocking punch that I got last year from the pre-order and waited all year to use it…. joking, just didn’t get around to it.  The paper for the stockings was white and stamped to give me the perfect matching reds with different patterns.    The top of the stocking and the toe are plain white and covered in Ice Stickles Chrystal Ice.

Like I said very easy, simple and very pretty.  Great quick Christmas Cards.  These could be made in any colour and I might have to do that next year.  Blue I think.

Did  you ever notice that I am not a fan of patterned papers?  No I am not, I never seem to have the pattern in the shade I like.  I have a few I really like, some have been discontinued, (hate that) and I have heaps of paper that just never works for me.  I think I am a stamper or background maker, that way I get what I feel like at the time.  Pretty pathetic, eh??

Ok so I decided to show you  a photo of a gardenia, I have these growing around 3 sides of the BBQ area out the back, in the area shaded by a flame tree, magnolia and tibouchina.


Beautiful glossy green foliage, big white flowers that stay a few days before starting to discolour.  And the smell takes me back to my very early life in Liverpool where we had these on either side of the front steps and you could smell them everytime you went in or out of the house.  I loved them then, and I love them now.

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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!


What a glorious day today was, around 24 degrees with a slight breeze to keep things a little cooler.  I know you say 24 is not hot, but I don’t like it much warmer than that and I can dream of perfect (my perfect) weather being here all the time.


So since it was so beautiful today I played in my craft room and surprise, surprise I made a card or two.  Yes and this one is special.



So how pretty is this in Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Blue Iris and Ice Jade?  Both have been DTP over the stencil to make the dots and splotches.  The netting has been added with a stamp from Lucy’s Stamps Netting.  Then the entire panel has be spritzed with Ranger Spray Pearls (Pearl). And I am so pleased with it, it is really pretty and fresh.


The inchies were stamped with a Stamp-It silhouette wildflower stamp and then punched out and bordered with blue gel pen and matted onto Bazzil Monochromatics Typhoon.


This is a little move away from the norm for me with a much simpler, less embellished card (no embellies at all!!).  And I am happy with the finished product.   I must be growing and developing somewhat!!


I also wanted to show you a photo I took the Summer before last when it was so so wet down the entire east coast of Australia and our bushland was so sodden and parts underwater most of the Summer.



How good is that, real fungus and heaps of them on a felled dead tree and real moss growing on it too…. this is a constant wet seaon result and is just beautful.  I have not seen much moss growing like this but I am so glad I found it.


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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,


Today I have a fun little card for you.  Over on SCS in the Alphabet Challenge someone challenged me to make a card using punched Underwear!!  Oh does the mind boggle.


So I made a nice little manikin modelling a nice little set of lace-edged bra, pants and garter.



This was really fairly easy to do, the manikin is die cut using the Sizzix Bigz Die Sewing Room, the underwear is punched with a circle punched and some pieces put onto paper and punched a second time.  The straps and garder are just hand cut.  The lace along the edges is scribbled with a gel pen.  I knew I had them for a reason.


The background of the card is run through an embossing folder (Sizzix Swirls) and the broder but with a Sizzlits border die.  The join is covered with the ribbon.  The shortfall in length is covered by the ribbon cut sentiment.  Bodacious is from Stamp-It Australia.


Cute and fits the bill, and I am sure I will find someone to send it to!!


Hope you like it!!


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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!


Just a quick post today, no nature shots 😦 , but I did make a card anyway!!! Hey how good is that!!



How cute is this?  So sweet.  A 5×5″ base card with a PATP panel punched with Martha Stewart PATP Deco Arches (my favourite), with DTP with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pastel Blue.  The brads have been colour changed with Embossing Powder,  (I love that technique) and the little socks have been cut with the SU Christmas Stocking punch.


Easy and cute and so fitting for a lovely little baby boy.  I hope you like this as much as I do.


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

Hugs :)



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Hello Everyone!!!


Oh My the weather keeps changing here, today was a little cooler and overcast, but still a beautiful day.  My dear Keith keeps telling me about the huge blue-tongue lizard who visits him each afternoon while he is having a beer out the back.  Apparently Blue is a little wary so we think that Monty Python is lurking somewhere around.


But today, no reptiles for you, oh no, a pic of a cute cuddly Koala.  This was taken on a day last year when he scrambled up a tree out the front.  He was sitting up there for ages and he let us watch him.  I am so pleased I have a good zoom and heaps of pixels on my camera.  I love Picassa for cropping my pics. I am all for free software.



He looks a bit comfy, doesn’t he?  Bit lazy I be thinking, and he makes me want a nana nap like him too.  Ok enough of the nature stuff today, on with the reason we are here.


I made a card!!! WOW I hear you say, how does she do this, every day coming up with something new for our eyes to feast on.  Well really it is Toby my cat who makes me spend so much time in the craft room, he calls me to come sit with him…. and later in the day Miss Tessa calles me to bed.  These two babies run my home and organise me.



This is a Clean And Simple card for me (CAS), very unusual, but I do like butterflies and I love this Sizzix Embossing Folder.  This could be  a single layer card, A6 right side opening.  But you know me and I hate having anything of the design seen when the card is opened, so I did the embossing on a panel for the front.  I know…


The butterflies are punched onto white with an EK success medium punch and then inked with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Catseye pads on the wings and edges.  Then I have used Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain just along the out edge of the wings.  Next I have covered each butterfly with Glossy Accents (I am loving this stuff again) and when dry attached them to the card and finished them off with Liquid Pearls.


An easy card, but very pretty to look at.  It is a card that could be used for any occasion.  Simple, sweet and a quick one to put together.


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

Hugs :)



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