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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,


Teddy and I still have more cards to show you from the Easter Weekend craftathon we did.  So this is Challenge 7 and one of our favourites.


A2Z challenge 7


A 5×5 inch card with a front panel of Kaisercraft designer paper from the 75 cents range.  The A2Z Scraplet is Brickwork, painted black.  Memory Box Die Catalina Wreath (one of my favourites), with some decorated tags and strips of paper from my stash.  The A2Z Scraplets is embossed with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Powder.  Finishing off with flowers from I Am Roses.


Thanks for calling in and having a look!!!









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Well Hello Everybody!!!


Teddy and I played in the A2Z Easter Challenges on the weekend and it was fantastic, we crafted up a storm and made 9 cards, yes that’s right 9 cards, more than we have made in the last 3 months.  We had such an awesome time.


So we will show you the first one today:)




This card is 6″x5″ and the panel on the front is misted with a handmade pearl and ink solution. Kaisercraft Lacy Doily is laid on next and a double row of lace with seam binding over the top.  The A2Z Scraplets dressform is embossed with Stampendous Embossing Powder Shabby White for the dress bodice and white EP for the shoulders, the base is painted with Ranger Distress Paint Dusty Concord and the skirt made from lace and seam binding.  Stamp is from My Mind’s Eye set The Sweetest Thing.


This card will be entered into the White with One Challenge on the blog White…with 1


Teddy and I had such fun making this card, hope you like it 🙂






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Hello Everyone,

I really am a little slack with my posting lately, have so little mojo and have searched everywhere for it, but to no avail, it is still missing.

So it took me a week to create this, or I should say it is the only thing I have created this week 🙂


But then I suppose it is very pretty.  I cannot believe that in all the months I have had the punch around the page punches, that I have not thought to make a frame of them, DUH!!

And it does make a perfect frame for the embossed/heat embossed background.  I have used a Craft Concepts Tuscan Tile EF with Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and then coated it with Versamark ink and embossed it a couple of times with clear EP to give a beautiful depth and a real tile look.  The edging is all done with a ink application tool from Ranger with the same ink.  Flower is cut from MFT die, Sizzix scroll and leaf/leaves.

Oh and I have coloured the brads with pink and then pearl EP… love doing that, never have the wrong colour embellishment this way.

This card is entered into the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week, I for ink and Embossing Folder. 🙂

Thanks for looking in today, hope your day is going great!!

Hugs 🙂


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Hello Everyone,


It is getting so cool and that wind is not only making it cooler but it is so noisy!! Makes me think Winter is not going to be so nice this year.  Not so sure I will like that, but Spring follows, so I can stay inside till then if needed 🙂


So I made a card, how good is that?



I have done a card before with a very similar design.  I love it, with the really nautical feel to it in a style that is so great as a really masculine card.  The main difference in this one to the other I made is I have put the string vertically and the charm at the top.



The charm is really a die cut in aluminium (Marianne Anchor) and then it is heated and dipped in silver embossing powder and then heated again to melt it evenly.  Sometimes it needs more than one dip and heat, and when done I have sponged it with StazOn Timber Brown.  I love using embossing powder on other items, it gives such fantastic results.


Well I hope you liked this one, Teddy will be back later in the week to spill his adventures.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone!


Just a quick post today again, no chance to get any outdoor photos.  Have you heard or seen the storm damage on the north coast and southern Queensland.  I am hoping all my friends in the storm areas are staying safe. We would like rain, but not with the damage thank you!!  BTW we are nowhere near these bad storms.


So I stayed in my craft room and made a card or two.



So this is a bit bright and cheery, just to make up for all that rain. This card is made from scraps other than the white A5 base.  The left panel of the card is a strip I have left over from making a 5×5 card from an A4 sheet.  So I cut it the length I needed and coloured it with a felt ink applicator with Ranger Distress Ink Tattered Rose.  Then I used a stencil to colour with the Worn Lipstick.  When done, I dipped it into clear embossing powder and then heat set.  How cool is that?


I then made two scallop edge strips in white and added a pink ribbon to one and then layered the other on it.  Attached them tot he card and then added the inked panel.  Just a little different for me, but I do like to use scaps, and try my hand at brighter colours than usual.


The flower is cut with a Sizzix Bigz die Tattered Florals, the petals curled down and then big bling with a pink circle below it.  These blings are clear so they can be coloured to match the project.  I like that idea.


The sentiment is a great one for friendship and is from Stamp-It Australia.  This I have cut with my label die.


Hope you like it.  I will post again tomorrow, maybe something completely different, who knows?


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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!!


Bit warm today, too warm for me to be outside too long.  It is still much cooler inside and I hope it stays this way, I am not fond of the fluid that heat gives me. 😦  Haha you didn’t know I could winge did you??


We will leave that there and take a look at what nature put up for us today.  This is a skink, he is about 12 inches long and moves so so fast.  He is streamlined and very shiny.  Lovely lizard.



He has yellow stripes down his sides runnimg from behind the eyes to about halfway down the body.  Racing stripes maybe. 🙂


So I went and made a care with the SU set Inspired by Nature, how clever is that?



Oh my, this is done with a Faux Tile technique.  I cut the piece to the size I wanted and used a PATP to get the decorative border.  Then I scored the lines on it.  Then stamped the image, making sure not to press to heavily so that the scorelines remained ink free.


When the stamping was dry, I covered the entire panel with Versamark Ink and then dipped it into clear embossing powder to get a good coverage and then heated it. 🙂


It is shiny and really does look like a tiled surface.  Who would have thought?


I finished the card with a black trim piece along the bottom and a sentiment panel and a little butterfly.


Today I spent quite a while in the craftroom and finished some other projects and a card made especially for my friend Lisa who sent me a dress form stamp, but she is not checking the internet at present, so I will keep it until I know she will be online.  Gotta love our Crafting Cottage lady.

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

Hugs :)




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Hello Everyone,

Today it has been overcast since lunchtime, we are wishing for rain, has been so long I think the cats will be very very frightened if it rains.  My babies are such sooks, always calling their mummy to them and wanting company and both have the funniest way of asking for a hand to pat them.  Yes both put out a paw and pull the arm/hand to them.  And I make the do this 🙂

Have you met my babies?



This is my baby girl cat, Tessa the Confessa, she is so funny, always sleeping and wanting someone to rub her belly while she sleeps, so she comes and tries to get me to go to bed, she will tap me or cry at me, and if that does not work she throws herself on the floor with a huge whine.  Oh yes her Mummy pays attention to that… and I have a nana nap with her.



And this is the Toby boy, he is a real baby, such a sook and so affectionate, just like boy cats are.   He has his own chair at the table next to me while I am on the computer, so that he can get pats whenever he needs them.  Sometimes he likes to be in the craft room on the floor under the big table, he too comes to get me when he needs the company.  So spoilt.


Yes my babies are spoilt, I think Keith did that to them, I would never encourage them to take control like that.  Although the redeeming feature of them both is that they do not get on tables……


So after getting all gooey over my babies, I made a loving card for Dani over on SCS for the Alphabet Challenge Letter H.  H U G S  of course!!



Pretty isn’t it??  Pink of course, my favourite colour thanks to Lisa from Crafting Cottage.


Just the usual style, my favourite layout type with a PATP (daisies today), lace and ruched ribbon, double bow, dies, DTP, pearls, a handmade by me flower.  AND some very pink brads.


Now I do not buy many brads, especially pretty coloured or paatterned ones.  I MAKE THEM.    Yes, I buy paper fasteners from the stationary shop, and colour them with EMBOSSING POWDER.  Heat the head of the fastener, holding it with tweezers 🙂 and dip it into the pot of EP, reheat, dip again if need be, reheat.


You can also make patterned ones with DP and covering them, and using clear EP.  Clever eh??


So there you have it, my quick tip for today.


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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,
Such a warm Spring day today and I had to go out to afternoon tea, warm drive, warm getting ready, too warm for this little fella!!! Did you know it was 41 C at Evans Head today, spare me Evans Head is right on the coast, it has beaches, what is happening??
I thought I would show you Monty Python tonight, he is a python so not poisonous, very friendly I believe but I do not like to get too close to him.  He is enormous, about 8 feet long I think.  He liked to sun himself in a little overgrown garden bed, last year this was, we are expecting a visit again soon.



He is so good looking isn’t he??  First time I saw him he scared me to death!! He just moves on in and takes over the bed of someone he wants to eat and when he has had dinner he moves on.  I will only worry when he moves into my bed.

So today I didn’t make anything, I was too busy making myself beautiful to go out  and you know the older I get the longer it takes…..

So I have to show you something I finished the other day and and have not shown you yet.  I am really really happy with these embellishment pieces.



This piece is just gorgeous and would be my favourite.  I love the eggshell cracks and the way the Glossy Accents brightens the colour so much.  The shimmer pearl spray is very speccy too.  Love the greenery and flowers on this one too.



This one turned out much better than I thought it would, the embossing around the opening was much easier than predicted.  Loved using the rose on this one.  Cannot decide whether I want to use it on a tag or as a stand alone frame for a special little friend of mine.



This is all of them.  So pleased witht he way they turned out.  Eggshell Mosaic Tutorial by Trudy is so easy to do.  The extra bits I did was to emboss around the edges with gold EP and  cover the entire surface with Glossy Accents to really bring out the colours.  Then embellished each one with handmade flowers.

I love being able to find something to use that is usually waste.  I also love using eggshells in the garden, the snails don’t like them.

Hope you like these embellishments and have a go at them soon.  The only change to the tutorial I would make would be to use pure bleach to soak the eggshells, that way the membrane turns yellow and when it is white, it has dissolved, so no peeling or fiddling involved.  This is a good thing and I hope you like it, I know I do.

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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,

You know I have had a really great day, did watch a little too much TV. And still I rush around doing silly things and run late making my card, so I thought I would make another of these embellishing style cards, this time in blue.

While I was at it, I thought I would give Lisa from the Crafting Cottage  another look at the Hello Doily stamp that we love so much.  Best get your skates on Lisa, I am pumping them out quick smart.

So here is a look at this little embellished treat!!



I love the glimmer on the embossing of the doily from the Pearl EP.  So pretty.

This card is made in my favourite  5″ x 5″ square with a PATP in Deco Arches from Martha Stewart.  I have inked the edge with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Pastel Blue.  The inner 4″ square is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with the blue mix of EP made from White + Pearl + Turquoise Perfect Pearl pigment powder.



Down the left-hand side of the embossed panel is a strip of 3cm white lace and a zigzagged white ribbon.  Next I attached the panel to the punched panel and then to the card base.

Memory Box die Quinn Flourish is placed over the centre of the doily and embellishes with one of those beautiful vintage pearl buttons I have.

Around the entire card (the 4″ panel is a string of pale blue pearls.  So pretty and delicate.



Nest I have added the double bow to the top left and a string of inked mulberry flower petals embellished with pearls.  A little birdie is holding the ribbon sentiment.  He is so cute with his little pearl  eye.

To finish off I have made a little butterfly for the top corner.  Ted is a bit blown away with this one, he just loves blue, he is after all a boy!!



This is my favourite style of card, this layout and the embellishing.  I really enjoy making cards with the doily stamp too.

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

Oh and I think you should pop on over to my friend Dawn at her blog, Sunnyside Up, to have a look at the project that she just got second place in the Master Crafter Award, how good is that???? She is a star!!!

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

Hugs 🙂

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