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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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Hello Everybody,

It is Teddy (if you don’t know Teddy, he is sidekick,  creative advisor and world renowned character, ask if you need more info on him) and Lauren here on the blog today for the A2Z Scraplet DT, how good is that? And you ask what has she got for us today?  Well a real treat I am hoping!!

So I made a card with some dies!!

Today it is a 5″x5″ square card with a front panel embossed with a Sizzix Embossing Folder in a beautiful Paris theme.  The usual ribbon treatment and bow, (my trademark I am told).  I also cut a border and doily from Kaiser Dies, Lacey Border and the matching doily.  When I cut detail dies I use baking paper to make them easy to get the die cut out of the die.  I keep the die cut baking paper for other uses.  I have also used Memory Box Isabella Butterfly and Pippi Butterfly for the cute little butterfly at the top right of the cars.  Also  Memory Box Sketchy Rings and Memory Box Petal Party to make three of the flowers.  All pieces are lightly edged with ink before assembly for definition and depth.

Just a close up of the inking on the embossing and all pieces, the flowers and edges of the card itself.  To finish off all flowers have been touched with Ranger Ice Stickles Chrystal Ice, because I can and I like it.

A close up to show the layering effect of the pieces used on the card.  Also the textures given by layers, embossing and inking.

So after that, I made you another card, this one with a chippie piece on it.  Love chippies

Oh I love getting some Christmas Cards made early and the little trees from A2Z Scraplets are just perfect for quick card making.  Oh remember I told you that I keep the baking paper from the die cutting?  Well I have used that on here as a stencil, see it there on the middle to left of the card, where I have lightly inked??? How clever is that??  Makes it look like I have a doily right there on the card.

Now to how I have coloured the chippie tree.  It is such a pretty shape this one, I love it.  Christmas Tree 4  So easy to decorate too.  I have used Stampendous Embossing Powder Shabby Green.  This is brilliant embossing powder (EP), but you need to throw out the window some of the things you usually do with EP…. this stuff is filled with different sized textured bits, from embossing powder to glitter and you need to heat from UNDER the item, because otherwise you lose half the goodies.  I am still learning and making mistakes doing it, but it can be done.  I kept losing the green bits in it, so I topped up with Ranger Distress EP in Peeled Paint to get the rich green on the tree.

There it is in close up, that lovely doily image from the baking paper.  Oh and the pretty tree too of course.  Now don’t forget that if I use something that I name that is not in the shop, then you can contact us to get it for you and I am sure our great leader will do the very best possible to do it for you!!

Well I have had great fun here today, thanks for having a look, hope you like what I have on offer today.



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Hello Everyone!!

This morning I am Skyping with my friend Lisa and she is tired and we are not in a very creative mood so we did the Pinterest thing and displayed all our latest finds and then she needed to do some fact checking and I decided it was time to blog something I did ages ago with her in mind.  She loves bees so I know she will love this one 🙂


This card was made for one of the challenges in a Midnight Madness on Aussie Crafts Creations and Challenges where I admin and have fun  on Facebook.  Bit of layering, punching, die cutting and flowers, ribbon, blows bling and of course the bee 🙂

Hope you like it, easy card, just for fun.

Hugs 🙂

Lauren xx

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Hello Everyone,


You know that I am spoiled and my Keith let me buy myself a crafting Christmas pressie and it arrived the other day 🙂 Lots of Spray Pearls, Stencils and other goodies, here is a little looksie.  And of course I have started using and experimenting with my goodies.




Too many goodies, but I will use them all, each and every one of them several times, they will all be put away and cared for after I finish drooling over them and then I will regularly take them out and use them.  You will have to stay tuned to see what I do with them.


So this is the first thing I did, I had to play with that beautiful Wild Plum inkpad.  Lovely die ink pad colour that I have had for a long long time.




The colour is just stunning, and I have used it on an embossing folder.  Applied it with a brayer because that gives a much better and very even coverage.   I love the effect that it gives when an embossing folder is inked liked this.


Oh and I have put a frame in there, (Spellbinders Nestibilities Fleur di Lis rectangles sent to me by my Miss Lynn) I just cut the centre out of them.  I love die cut frames with this background technique.  I have also added my favourite leaf flourish, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.  And the flower is a new die too, it is 3 different size dies with three petals with an indent in each one, no clue what it is called, I think it is a Quickutz.


Had to add ribbon and a bow, a sentiment, the flower and a butterfly covered with Glossy Accents.  I am loving my  butterflies done like that.  The sentiment is finished off with three drops of Icestickles.


So there you go, something brand new and I love it. 🙂   Thanks so much for calling in and having a look at what I have been up to.


Hugs :)



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Hello everyone,


Been missing in action a little bit lately, had my settings wrong and my auto posts did not happen, so I have stepped in to save the day.


I have been playing with Kaleidacolour Ink Pads, just love them, multicoloured little things they are.  So versatile too.


So to celebrate this, I made a card.




Yes that background is done with a Kaleidacolor Ink Pad (Autumn), just dragged over gloss paper keeping the high-rise plate mover out over the edge of the table.  Over the top I have placed a Die Cut from Lifestyle Crafts in black to make a great silhouette.


I have backed the panel in black, added some Dew Drops (remember I won them on a bloghop) and added a sentiment stamped in White Pigment Ink on Black.


This panel has been mounted onto a white embossed cardbase with a ribbon attached.


Fairly simple and easy, but I love the look.


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

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,

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!!


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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Hello Everyone!!!


I hope your day has been  fantastic, I love Thursdays because it is really Friday for me and I get a long weekend every weekend, so I had my Friday Face on today since about 10am, because I finish work about 10.30am.  How spoilt am I??


So I spend the afternoon reading a book, cooking dinner and taking a photograph that I should have taken yesterday because my  beautiful little gardenia is flowering like crazy and yesterday the blooms were perfect, but today some were starting to get a bit jaded.



This is Gardenia ‘Golden Magic’ and although it has single white flowers they turn yellow with age.  It really is very pretty and flowers very profusely!!  This shrub is around 3 feet wide and 3 feet high.


So I have a card to show you with very different yellow/orange flowers on it.



This card was made for a challenge on ways to use it – woven ribbon.  So I used a piece of lace with eyelets on one side of it and threaded my piece of ribbon through.  Next to that I have ruffled ribbon and then decorated with flowers and leaves.  These items were all placed on a PATP panel that had been inked.  This panel was given to me by my friend Lisa at Crafting Cottage


The little daisy flowers were some I got ages ago, they are mulberry paper and I love them.  The larger daisy is made by me with a MFT Die Plentiful Petals.


I love the double bow made from organza ribbon.  The butterflies and the sentiment panel are embellished with liquid pearls.


Hope you like this.


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

Hugs :)

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Hello Everyone!!!
Saturday are craft room days, I spend so much time there and did not do anything on my list today, so that means I don’t have to write a list for tomorrow, it’s already done!!


A week or so ago I showed you a pic of the blue tongue lizard who haunts the back door of the shed.  Well here he is again, out in the open sunning himself….. gotta love his life.  He is a metre away from where I stand with the door open….. brrrr



So after being scared by him, I made a pretty card for the Alphabet Challenge.  The ask was to make a card we had made before and change it to reflect the letter R, so I changed the flower to roses and the sentiment to We Remember.



The position of the sentiment panel was moved as well.


Loads of layers, loads of die cuts, PATP, ruffled ribbon and some DTP, yes my style.  I love this sentiment from Lucy’s Stamps and have overlooked it lately.


Today I tried to sort out my stamps, put my SU sets back together and get a system going for my unmounted stamps and clear stamps so I can SEE what I have and use them!!  One day I will have my space properly organised.


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

Hugs :)


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