Monday, April 25, 2016

Unstampabelle's April challenge

Hi everyone.

I got back from a holiday in Bali last night at midnight. We had a fabulous time. Of course there is a scrapbook of it in my future.  As a family we last went 8 years ago so it was quite a different family experience this time, especially as my eldest son is now 18.

Today we recognise Anzac Day in Australia.

Image result for images lest we forget

Now on to the reason for this blog post. Unstampabelles' current challenge is:

Time for the April Challenge! #56 Flora/Fauna, with a twist of Texture


Do you know what the term lumpy-bumpy means when scrapbooking? I came across it a few years ago and it describes exactly the idea that a page/card/journal has been loaded up with lots of texture and embellies...........

That is what this new challenge is all about

Flora and Fauna 

TWIST add some extra texture!

This is the prize.

I have made 2 very different cards for this month's challenge.


This card has some embossed green cardstock and a chipboard piece which I have coloured with my Creative Memories thick pens. There is a bird and a butterfly to satisfy the fauna and some flower stickers and the chipboard flowers for the flora.


This card has a large chipboard piece which is covered in glitter with some tiny rhinestones as the texture, a large flower sticker as the flora and a butterfly for the fauna.

I hope you can join in this month. It's a fun challenge.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Farewell card

In my Chorus we have had the pleasure of the company of a temporary tenor. She is a young German lady who has been working in Perth as an au pair. I have had the pleasure of singing with her and she has the sweetest voice.  She will be leaving us shortly and travelling around Australia before returning home.

The Chorus asked me to make her a card. I know that she has done a triathalon whilst she's been here so I incorporated music and a bicycle into her card.

I've entered this in Soul Scrapper's challenge CC49 where I needed to use a sentiment in a circle on my project.




My friend is the one on the right. She is having fun performing a skit at our Chorus retreat.

I will miss her.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dimensional card for Week 138 at Papercrafter's Corner

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 138 Inspiration Piece (image)

Above is the Week 138 Magazine cover challenge at Papercrafter's Corner.  I won Week 137's cover with a card I made.

I have made another card for this challenge. I've always liked using squares on my projects, particularly overlapping ones.  Here is my card.



There was a twist this week. You had to use at least one stamp. I used two similar flower stamps. I stamped them using brown and orange ink separately on to squares and then layered the squares up. I've used some foam squares to give some dimension. I've also added a few rhinestones and some matching buttons. I used the same colour palette as the magazine cover, but I've used a dark brown as the base for contrast.

Thanks for looking. Why not enter this challenge yourself?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mother's Day card

Today I created a card using this picture as my inspiration.


Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 137 Inspiration Piece (image)

It is week 37 magazine cover challenge for Papercrafterscorner.com.  I was drawn to this image.

I've used the large red flower, green leaves, a white background and a black title.  Here is my card.


The flower is by Manor House. The red colour is just gorgeous.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Anniversary card


I have made a wedding anniversary card for my husband.  I chose to use brown and cream as my colour scheme, kind of vintage and masculine. This card is for my design example at Unstampabelles challenge this month.

March - Unlock Your Potential TWIST add a key

The key element I added is a sticker from a G45 sheet which had vintage elements.

Here is my card called You & Me.



This is the prize up for grabs. I hope you can join in.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Unstampabelles - New Home Owner card

Hi everybody. I hope you're all having a wonderful day. It's gonna be scorching hot here today.

Today's post is for Unstampabelles where I'm a Designer.  This is our first challenge for the year.

Here is where you can see the post my card features in.  The gist is:


Challenge #54: Looking Forward, Looking Back

TWIST - add a window or mirror

Here is my card:


I've added a cute little house die cut with paned windows. This is designed to be given to a new home owner.

Do take a look at the other Designers' work. Our styles are all very different and their work is inspiring. 

I hope you find the time to do this challenge. Here is the prize you could win.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Four Birthday Cards

Today and I had the urge to make some birthday cards. I've made 4 different ones. They are to suit some challenges over at Soul Scrappers for their 7th birthday celebration.


 inside of card above




Thanks for looking.