Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas From our "horse" to yours!

Hi friends! It's busy busy busy here , getting ready for Christmas day! We are having the kids and grandkids over for breakfast and lunch, so it will be a fun, food filled day! This card was made using the image and a sentiment from Imagine that! digis  new set , called Christmas Horseshoe, and Kris had put on FB the image and asked for ideas for sentiments, and mine was one chosen, and this is it! Haha! How exciting!! Also along with the usual monthly challenge, she has a challenge to use any image from Imagine That! and you can win a set of her Digis! Fantastic!! Go over and check it out!! I probably won't be on again before Christmas, so I wish you all God's blessings and pray you have a wonderful time with your loved ones! Many blessings xxx

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fun with stencils, and of course a "butterfly"!!

Hi friends! Been busy here getting cards done for Christmas and my church cards done as well. I make thank you and thinking of you cards for our church to give out to visitors and the sick and now I am making the Kids Club birthday cards, so I need to get at least 30 done by the new year!  I also have lots of customers in my church family, so God is very good to me allowing me to earn a little money so I can still craft ! Thank you Lord!  This card was a bit of fun, playing with some stencils, a stamp. distress inks and the lovely Delicata Gold ink pad! I just LOVED how this turned out , and when I am done making all the cards I need to, I will play some more I think! Oh, and my little gold inked butterfly! Thanks so much for looking, I appreciate each one that pops over here and leaves a comment! I don't know if you see my replies, but THANK YOU ! God bless you all xxx

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Embossed card

Hi friends! Something a bit different today, I found ( lol I have so much ) this gorgeous embossed cardstock when I was looking for something else, and decided it was time to use it, so made 4 cards, simple as I didn't want to take away from that beautiful embossing! I love this with the orangey card base, reminds me of Jaffas!! The sentiment is from IBS from the Big Wishes 11 set. I will be adding this to the IBS Gallery. Thanks for looking and many blessings xx

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Prima & IBS, last one...for now!

Hi friends! Here is my last card I made, using the beautiful Prima Something Blue collection, and the lovely IBS ( Inspired By Stamping ) stamps! This pretty bird is from the Spring Lilacs set and I decided to leave it as is, with no sentiment. The big flower is from the Prima Something Blue collection as well, and the smaller ones from IBS! I will be adding this to the IBS Gallery!  Thanks so much for looking, I pray you are having a wonderful start to the week! Many blessings xx

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Your Day!

Hi friends! Yes, it's another Prima Something Blue and IBS card ( with a butterfly!!) I hope your not sick of them, but it's ok, this is the second last one! The stamps are from IBS sets A lovely Birthday and Birthday Wishes. IBS have such beautiful sentiments, and I would have bought a lot more if I hadn't lost my job 20 months ago, thankfully I have some lovely stamps from them. I hope you are doing what you love, be happy! Thanks for looking and many blessings xx

Monday, November 10, 2014

Just For You!

Hi friends! I hope you are all well and happy! Here is another one of my Prima & IBS cards, simple but pretty! I embossed the frame from the IBS stamp set A Lovely Birthday, in white on paper from the Prima Something Blue collection, and added the "just for you" sentiment from the IBS set called Small Fancy Labels 1 and of course my butterfly and flower and a few small pearls! I will be entering this in the IBS gallery. Thanks for looking, many blessings xx

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Prima and IBS!

Hi friends! here is the next one in my Prima and IBS stamps series lol, I had such fun making these cards, the colours of the Prima Something Blue papers are so beautiful, and I love the sentiments from IBS!! This one sentiment is from their Small Fancy Labels 1 set, I am entering this into the IBS Gallery. Thanks for looking , many blessings xx

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On Your Birthday!

Hi friends! I have been making some cards using the beautiful stamps from IBS and the pretty papers from Prima's Something Blue collection. I just love the stamps from IBS especially their sentiments and this happy birthday comes from their Birthday Wishes set, such a great lot of stamps in that set, I use it often. Also the stamp I used on the orange card is from the Spring Lilacs set. The papers are all from Prima's gorgeous Something Blue collection, just love them! I am entering this card in the IBS gallery. Thanks so much for looking , many blessings xx

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Inspired By Stamping monthly challenge!

Hi friends! Well it's November already , boy this year has flown by, and it's heating up here in sunny Queensland, and very dry. We had a bush fire across the road from us yesterday thankfully those wonderful firemen put it out quickly, very scary with the winds so strong too. They say it's going to be a dry summer. Ok, now onto my card! I made this card for the IBSIC87 challenge over at Inspired By Stamping using the sketch. I enjoyed making this using my new Prima papers called Something Blue. I am not too sure where that small stamp is from..possibly SU. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day my friends xx

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy birthday Betty !

Hi friends! Here is a style of card I really enjoy making, a screen card! I made this one for Bettys birthday , the elderly lady at my church, and she loved it! The pictures were off the net for free and I just added embellishments! TFL many blessings xx

Monday, October 6, 2014

50 years! What a blessing!

Hi friends! How are you all? It is lovely here is Brisbane, Spring has sprung and the weather is glorious! I have my son on my mind at the moment, as he and a friend are traveling over in the US , he is in Vegas at the moment , having a wonderful time, but yes he is my youngest, so I do miss him, even though I thought I wouldn't! Anyhoo, this card I made for our church to give to a couple who have been married for 50 years! They have been members for about 40, so a great blessing in our church. Quite simple, but lots of gold so looks elegant! TFL! Many blessings xx

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy birthday Carly!

Hi there friends! It was my oldest daughter Carly's birthday on the 16th ( 2 yrs 2 days between Clint and her) and this is the card I made her! She has 2 fur babies, mini Dachshunds, Pixi and Helga , so this cute punch art dog I had just made, just a few days before, said "Carly's Card" so I made it into her birthday card!! I found the idea from Stampin' With Dawn, and it used SU punches! The bone and sentiment stamps were from my very old stamps, and I used lots of pink, 'cause Carly, like her mum, LOVES pink! TFL, many blessings xx

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy birthday Clinton!

Hello friends! Yesterday was my oldest son Clinton's 31st birthday! He LOVES fishing and yes, if he could, he would just eat, sleep and fish! lol! The stamp I used is from Stanp it! called , leaping Barramundi, and I used some stickles to give it some shiney scales! The top sentiment is from GK and the happy birthday is from SU. TFL..many blessings xx

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fathers Day "Garage Days" Cards.

Hi friends! I have another 2 fathers day cards using Kaisercraft Garage Days paper and collectables. This is a fantastic collection, and I hope to get a few more papers as there are 2 sheets of card toppers. Great for male cards! Hope you are all well, TFL! Many blessings xx

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Love you...

Hello friends! I hope you are all well and happy and finding some time to craft! It's the last day of winter here is sunny Queensland, "Spring" tomorrow! I love SPRING! I think it's the nicest time off is a sweet card I made using a digi image from Sassy Cheryl's , I love her images, and this one is too cute! I used some retired DSP from SU called Bella Rose I think...such pretty papers! I tend to keep really pretty papers  instead of using them, do you do that too? lol  I gave this card to an elderly lady , Betty, who had a fall, to let her know we love her and keep her in our prayers. TFL...many blessings xx

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another Fathers Day Card! (s)

Hi friends! Here is another 2 cards I made for Fathers Day , using the SU Uncharted Territory stamp set. Very simple, just white embossed them onto some patterned paper , one has some twine, a sentiment and Bob's your uncle! I don't have an Uncle Bob..but maybe you do! lol TFL! Many blessings xx

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Fathers Day!

Hi friends! With Father's Day only a week or so away , I thought I would make a few cards . This one is from an AI set which I have had for a long time but never used . The back ground paper makes him look like he is dreaming about a big catch lol. TFL! Many blessings xx

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rich Razzelberry Cascading Card

This is my first attempt at a cascading card! Very easy once you know the measurements, and fun to decorate. I used the Butterfly set from SU and the sentiment is SU as well. TFL many blessings ! Xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sweet Blessings!

Hi friends! Well it's Monday again, and boy the year is flying by isn't it? We had a good rainy day on Saturday, we need the rain, but it's all clear now and we have those lovely (NOT) SW winds that  tell us it's August! But I mustn't complain, summer with it's dreaded humidity will be here before we know it!
This is a simple card, I love that weathered wood look, this is just paper but I hope to get the SU background stamp that will give me this lovely look! The flower is bought, not made by me, and just added some SU butterflies, frame stamp and punch...the sentiment is from the Layers Of Color "Honeysweet" stamp set. I hope this week you get some sweet blessings! TFL! xx

Monday, August 11, 2014

More, more more!

Hi friends! Here are some more triple time stamped cards I made, all these were a gift for a friend at church for her birthday. I love this technique and you can use any stamps as you can see and it just makes a really fabulous card, with not much effort at all. TFL! Many blessings xx

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Triple Time Stamping Happy Birthday!

Hi friends! I have another triple time stamping card today, and it's a birthday one. It's so easy to make a card look WOW when doing this technique. I used the MFT  Party Balloon stamp set , and the sentiment is from IBS. Card stock is from SU.  Just added a few sequins and voila!!! TFL, many blessings xx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Triple Time Stamnping.

Hi friends! I hope you are all well and getting time to do what you love! Todays card is using the "triple time stamping" technique, just love this look and I found a site that gave me measurements for our Aussie A4 card! Yay!! I used the lovely SU set Mixed Bunch and this is a great set to do on this style of card...I made a few more so will post them soon, TFL, many blessings xx

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Card Swap

Hi friends! This card was used for a card swap I did with several other crafty friends, and we used a recent  Mojo Monday sketch, and this was my interpretation! Owls are one of my fave things so I HAD to use an owl on my card! The owl is the SU owl punch , the branch was stamped then cut out and flowers added. The sentiment was from another owl stamp set from  Clearly Besotted. The clouds are from a sheet of background paper. I got seven fabulous cards from the swap, and am looking forward to the next one! TFL Many blessings xx

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy 83rd birthday mum!

Hi friends! My dear mum had her 83rd birthday on the 22nd and the family went out to lunch to celebrate! Mum is very healthy for her age, other than MD, but she has injections in her left eye (right eye is gone) each month so that eye is pretty good. I made mum a "screen card" I used the beautiful G45 Botanical Tea paper and stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy and Inspired By Stamping (IBS) . A quick card but I really love the look of it! TFL, many blessings xx

Monday, June 16, 2014

Karen's Card.

Hi friends! Here is a birthday card I made for one of my online friends from a card group we are in. I love owls, and now so do they lol! I used a bought scalloped easel card, and stamped on it using a hero arts background stamp. Then I used my new stamp and die set , owls, of course, from Clearly Besotted, I got 2 stamp sets and the die for the owl for about $27! Bargain! The branch is from the SU bird punch. Then the sentiment is from IBS ( Inspired By Stamping) . TFL! Many blessings xx

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy 21st birthday Dennis

Hi friends! Well it's been a long time between posts , lots of things going on and sickness in my home , so hopefully things will get back to normal ( as normal as can be in my home lol)  My youngest child Dennis , turned 21 on the 7 th... Boy have the years flown by!  He wanted nothing special done, as he is gearing up to go to the US in October with a mate , so it was strange and no photos was stranger ! But that's ok. I remember getting nappies for mine! As I was gearing up to have my oldest who is now 30!  So to the card.  I saw this on Pinterest and had to make it adding the 21 on a punched out circle. Isn't it fabulous on kraft card! Thanks for looking and will be back soon with lots of birthdays this month I have lots of cards  many blessings xx

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!

Hi friends! Sorry it's been awhile, I have a few cards I made for mothers day, using a beautiful stamp set from Verve called Great Friend, and I have had this for a long time but when I got it it stamped terrible and I didn't know back then how to "season" new stamps, so in the draw it has sat, but now it is great and I love it! The sentiments are from Sweet 'n Sassy. Hope your having a fabulous week! TFL!! Many blessings xx

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stamping with embossing folders and IBS stamps!

Hi friends! Here are 2 cards I made using the "stamping with embossing folder" technique. I used distress inks, 2 different colours, finger daubers, water colour paper and glimmer mist.  First get an embossing it and using the debossed side, ink it up using the daubers and distress inks...I like it fully covered but you can ink only certain parts. Once you are happy with how you have inked it, spritz it with your glimmer mist, about 6 times, I used a pale colour, or you can use water...then lay your piece of water colour paper on it and gently rub around the water colour paper and hold it there for about 20 seconds to let the ink penetrate the paper , then lift off and use on a card! I layered a coloured mat under it and then on cream card. Then I stamped a sentiment from IBS stamps. These stamps are bold and stand out great ! Give it a go! TFL! Many blessings xx

Monday, April 14, 2014

From the heart stamps progressive challenge.

Hi friends! What a beautiful day we are having here in Brisbane's sunny but it's cool..roll on winter! I have made a card for you using an image from "From the heart stamps" and it's a digi and it's for their monthly progressive challenge, this one is called Spring Medley and it's very pretty, and I had to colour it and I also added some yellow Kindy Glitz to parts of the flower. The yellow card is from SU and I used an EF for the background, called Victoria, and some ribbon. Go check out the From my heart stamps blog, they have some beautiful stamps and funny ones as well, buy this months stamp of the month, make and post your card to your blog , link it to the challenge, then you will get next months for free! Have a fabulous day! TFL! Many blessings xx

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Another "sweet pea" card

Hi friends! Here is another card made from the Kaisercraft Sweet Pea collection, it's a very pretty collection, and I have used the paper from the pad and the flower is from the collectables. I embossed an oval with the swiss dots folder and punched the butterfly from the same paper pad...a couple of pearls and we are done! Did I tell you I won a bid on ebay for over 4000 pearls , sticky backed, for under $10 !!! Winning! Have a wonderful weekend friends! TFL! Many blessings!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sweet Pea...

Hi friends! I have a card for you using the beautiful Sweet Pea paper and collectables from Kaisercraft. What a pretty collection this is, I have made a few so will show them over the next few days. I also used a stamp from SU. I hope you are all well and finding some time to is cooling down now, so hopefully we have seen the last of summer, even though I know some of you from over "the pond" are looking forward to your summer, I LOVE our QLD winters, averaging  6 to 20 Celcius, with the odd 0 to 12 to make us know we are alive lol! We don't have heating, no need, so the beanies and bed socks and ugg boots come in handy by crikey!  Have a great day! TFL! Many blessings xx

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ladybug Daisys Planter!

Hi friends happy April! This card today uses the new set at Imagine That! Progressive Challenge and isn't this digi sooo cute! The set is called Ladybug Daisys Planter and there are more like this to come! This set is on special for this month for just $2 so go grab it and make a card link it to the challenge and next month you will get the May set for free!! I used some pretty G45 papers and a flower from my stash, but I think that stamp is the highlight, don't you? TFL! Thanks Kris! Have a blessed day! xx

Friday, March 28, 2014

Just For You...

Hi friends! Thought I would give you are a taste of some vintage with the lovely IBS stamps and some vintage paper from my stash. Hope you are all having a lovely Saturday, we had so much rain this week it was wonderful! It's been a while, but now it's very muggy, but we shall cope. TFL! Many blessings!