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Hello Everybody,
 Yes you have Lauren and Teddy on the blog today and the weather has turned to Winter for our Birthday month (yes you can send pressies to us) 🙂

So here we have a couple of cards for you, very pretty ones with flowers and things on them.

This one has used one of the A2Z Scraplets Umbrellas with Stampendous Embossing Powder, Shabby White then stamped with a script stamp with StazOn Ink and reheated to smudge it a bit.

All the usual embellishments from me, seam binding, lace, flowers and pearls.

The second card is all frills and things as well.

We started with a template and green for the new Leafy Template, then a doily die, the lace and ribbon.

The brickwall is painted with white.  the butterfly swirls is coloured with Tombo Dual Tipped Pens and then coated with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Rock Candy.  I love the crackle look.

Flowers were added and some stamen pieces and the word gorgeous was painted black and coated with Glossy Accents.

For those of you who have not met Teddy, here he is scrapbooking with friends 🙂  He is my sidekick and mentor and keeps me crafting on 🙂

Hugs from Teddy and Lauren

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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 Everybody,


What a fantastic day!!! Sun shining on a winter’s day.


So I made a card.




My favourite 5″x5″ card.  Lots of white with a broad band of lace down one side and ribbon across the centre under die cuts, some flowers and a sentiment from Tim Holtz.


Hope you like it.


Hugs 🙂



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Hello Everyone,


Just a quick post today, for a card made for the MIU Challenge over on SCS where we had to make a card with fruit on it.  Miss Kathy thought this one up.  So I thought I have a grape stamp, so here it is.



Well this turned out so much better than I thought it might.  Sometimes I am at a loss as to what to use as a background with coloured images, because I am so unsure of patterned papers and often do not have paper that matches my cardstock, DUH!!


But I was clever with this one, I piced out the cardstock to match my colouring (watercolour pencils) and then matched the ink and stamped the background with that beautiful Netting stamp from Lucy’s stamps.


Then I assembled the card, with a white base with a purple mat and a white mat over it (this was stamped in Ranger Distress Ink Dusty Concord.  On these panels I layered some white lace and a purple cardstock strip with a white bow.  The image was cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities circles and matted onto a scalloped circle.  Card is finished with a few drops of Liquic Pearls.


This is a pretty little card using two images from Stamp-It Australia.


I cannot believe I have not been stamping so much in the last year or so.  My friend Miss Lynn got herself some new craft room furniture and rearranged her room to be more like mine and have most things within reach.  When she was doing this I realised that I had stopped stamping because they were not in reach and I was forgetting what little goodies I have in those drawers.


So, I did the move of the trolley with the stamps in it, to the bookcase and the stamps to a little coffee table behind where I sit, ….. well Bingo!!! How good is that???  I am loving it.


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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone,


Just a quick post today with a card that I made a little while ago for the Alphabet Challenge Letter U for underwear.  Well a corset is underwear isn’t it?



I had such a good time making this card, the journey was wonderul.  And look at that Teddy he loves the card too!!


Everything on this card has been coloured with Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  Oatmeal A6 base card layered with some vintage music paper which has been stamped with Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain with vintage type stamps.  The string was hand sewn after punching all the holes for the stitches.  The string is recycled from onion bags, washed and then stained with distress ink.  The lace was added next.


The tags and sentiment panel are plain white, sponged and then stamped, distressed and then added to the card.  Buttons are recycled and the pearls embellish the tags along with ribbon.


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

Hugs :)


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Hello Everyone!!


Warm day today, so they tell me, I did not notice really, I spent some time in the craft room and that is like being in a world of its own with its own microclimate.  Much cooler at that end of the house, I hope it stays that way for a while.



These are two of the Azaleas along the front of the house, not this year, they are a bit mite eaten with the dry this year.  This photo is several years old.  When I look out of the craft room windows this is the view I get in Autumn and Spring, the rest of the year it is greenery and lovely too.


So with a view like that, I made a card, so you say well this is a surpise!!




I see so many great silhouette stamps out there and I think I really cannot justify getting any more, since I want some arty/background ones as well.  So I saw a tip somewhere on my rounds of the Blogs out there, it was a detail stamp that had been coloured in BLACK!!! How cool is that.  Well I thought I would cut her out when coloured and layere her on a doily/paper panel/punched panel.


In doing this I scanned the image on a high dpi (or whatever!!) and made a GSD file from her so that I can cut her on my Wishblade whenever I feel like it, no more colouring and fiddling.


Ok so I also put some pink lace and ribbon down the card and some Spellbinders Floral Flourishes in black and a sentiment panel with a beautiful saying from Lucy’s Stamps. The Rose is handmade by me from EK Success retro flower punch medium.


I have inked around the PATP deco arches with Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo and finished off with a bow and some liquid pearls.


The stamp I used for the silhouette is a detailed one from Stamp-It Australia called To the Races.


Hope you like this idea for silhouettes, I love it when I can new ideas for old stamps and other tools.  It is like having something all brand new again.


Today I watched a DVD, The Green Mile with Tom Hanks, what a wonderful movie.  Seen it several times and love some of the sayings in it.  Also watched a movie on TV last night, When In Rome, so very funny, and I shaped some roses while I watched it.


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

Hugs :)

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Good afternoon,

I just love making embellishments, you have come to know that, but this time I have been making lace and ribbon flowers.



This one is made from grossgrain ribbon that was stitched along the edge on the sewing machine, gathered in and then joined in a circle, lace added to the top of it with hot glue (it’s ok I craft, I have no fingerprints left) and then a lovely bling button put on top.  So pretty.


These two are lace stitched on the machine, gathered to a circle and joined.  Hot glue to add ribbon and a stunning centre.  I love these so much, sometimes I put them on hats or scarves, other times on cards, but mostly I hate to use them because they are so pretty.  I just love to look at them.

Now you know another of my weakenesses.  Oh yes I am a bower bird for bling and pretties…
Thanks for calling in, hope your day is fantastic!!

Hugs 🙂

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Today has been a very exciting day in the land of virtual worlds and my Splitcoaststamping friends.  Ove on the Alphabet Challenge the great race, the race of the century was held.  Talk about excitement!!! The contestants were Miss Lynn (the instigator) with the help of Kerra the Wonder Corgiand Marney (of rose winning fame) and with her new bionic hip.  Both have walking canes and I think you had to be there to appreciate the humour and fun involved with filling the virtual grandstand, the entertainment, the crowd and the race where Kerra slipped her harness to come home the virtual winner!!!

Well that does it for me for excitement this week!!  Oh I did have to make a card to celebrate and wind down a little.




I usually have a lot of trouble getting a good result using purples and pinks, but today I am happy with this combination.

It is an 8″ x 4″card with a side opening.  The front panel is punched with 5 circles down the side, (7/8″) and the white card underneat is DTP inked with pink and the left hand side of the panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  Little hint, I cut the cardstock to do this and covered the join with the lace and ribbon.




A sheer 1/4″ ribbon is run the length of the card under the holes for placing the buttons.  Then the ribbon/lace is attached to the panel and the panel attached to the card.

Embellished with a SU Sincere Salutions Thinking of you on an oval on scalloped oval focal, the inked fern leaves and daisies with centres of microbeads. Buttons attached inthe holes.

And the pretty little butterfly with liquid pearls along the body.

Supply List:

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swirls
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Scallop Ovals
LeonieM punch large fern
Carl punch mega daisy
Carl punch 7/8″ circle
EK Success punch medium Butterfly

Thanks for calling by, hope you have a great day!


Lauren 🙂



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Did you miss me???? Has been a bit difficult to get crafting time in the last week, but that should all be behind me now. I am back online and back in the craft room!!!

So I made you a card!!! How different is that????  Now I just need to keep the habit and make a card every day!!

A white base square card with bottom opening, a punch around the page embossed with SU Embossing Folder, both inked on the edges with Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Peach Pastel.  Added a little doily from the paper and bag supply shop, a ribbon strip along the bottom from stretch glittery velvet from the dance costume ladies (thanks girls).

A die cut elegant flourish in and a scalloped circle both in black.  A bow of lace.  A scalloped frame of white.  A black scalloped oval embossed with Sizzix Swiss Dots and a die cut frame from Accucut Christmas 2011 collection for my stamped greeting.

Butterflies, some greenery and a couple of lovely roses by me.  Oh and don’t forget the drops of liquid pearls to finish off.

A close up of the bow made from lace and the hat pins.  See the lovely elegant swirl as the base.

Hope you like it!! I was happy with it today.

Hugs Lauren ♥♥



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Ok Kathy how is this???

black on black and more black

Black on black, plenty of black cardstock and flowers that I made ages ago from raffia and those black rhinestones (Lisa can confirm they are black) but oh no, no black ribbon!! Ah of course have lace!!!

amazing black on black, unusual

So one side of the base is embossed with happy birthday, the other is plain and has a lace border punched with Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Deco Arches.  Lace covers the join.  A bow made frm 2″ black lace.  Swirls die cut to show the party spirit….

What I cannot understand is that I used Tim Holtz Cordinations cardstock and it is supposed to split when embossed and show the broken fibres and the internal colour….. well it did not and I used a tight sandwich with my embossing folder.  I bought a heap of this cardstock…. it is supposed to be 200g which I like, different colour centre for distressing and embossing…… I have been disappointed with this purchase.  I am used to Bazzill Canvas texture.  The TH is much much lighter and thinner, does not really have any great difference between centre and outside…. Maybe I have been doing something wrong, or my expectations are not realistic.  Anyone out there use it???? Opinions please….

Well I hope you like the darker side of me, have a great day.

Hugs Lauren ♥♥

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