Tuesday, March 20, 2018


A quick post tonight.  My card is for the CASology, cue Bug

Image: Penny Black
 Sentiment:  Newton's Nook
Embossing: Hero Arts
Ink: Distress Ink 
Embellishment: Nuvo Crystal Drops
Card: UPM

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Friday, March 16, 2018


My card tonight is for CAS Colours& Sketches #263. I have used a double stamping technique I saw on Jennifer Mcguires blog a few years ago.  I think it adds interest but isn't difficult to do..

Sentiment:  Mama Elephant
Dies:  Mama Elephant
Ink Pad:  Hero Arts
Pattern:  Hero Arts
Card:  UPM

I am also joining the challenge at Addicted to Stamps #162.  The theme is thank you.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Tonight my card is for the colour Challenge, at CAS Colours & Sketches

 Image: Uniko

Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Colouring: Lyra Pencils, Ranger Inkpad

Accessories: Sequins Unknown
Card: UPM

Enjoy the rest of the week.


Thursday, March 08, 2018


Hello,  Thankfully the zucchini season is coming to an end.  We have had a very good season and have had zucchinis coming out our ears.  I have shared them with friends, family, neighbours and every one at work.  Out of desperation I have found lots of new recipes.  One of my favourite finds is Clotilde Dusoulier's Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe. This is a beautifully moist chocolate cake.  Clotilde is a French food writer based in Paris.  Clotilde had a great anecdote about zuchinnis which I which I thought was very funny.   "An American friend once explained to me that nobody ever locks their car in her small town… except when it’s zucchini season. Leave your door unlocked then, and you risk coming back to find a crate of zucchini left on your passenger seat."  Perhaps I could try this tactic next year.

( A dad joke for you - What is black and white and red all over?
Answer - An embarrased zebra)

Image - A Day for Daisies
Sentiment - Computer generated
Colouring - Copics

Todays card is for the challenge at Less is More - Monochrome.

That is all for today.  Thanks for dropping by.


Sunday, March 04, 2018

Have a Happy Day

Hello!  I have just arrived home from a weekend away.  My sister and I spent the weekend at Portarlington (a small seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula).  The weather was warm which allowed us to do some walking.  But the main reason we got together was to do some crafting, the results of which I will show you later, when I have put the finishing touches.

A photo of some pelicans we saw on Saturday evening.

Now onto the card for this evening which is for CAS Colours & Sketches #261
Image:  Stampin' Up
Dies:  Lawn Fawn
Colouring:  Copic
Embossing:  Stampendous
Card:  UPM

Well that's all for tonight.  I will see you later in the week.

Have a good week


Friday, February 23, 2018

Embossed Blossoms

Hello!  I’m back.  I had annual leave in January.  January is a good time to take leave because it is the most reliable time of the year for good weather.  It didn’t disappoint, some days it reached 40OC.

The Bendigo Art Gallery had an exclusive Edith Head costume exhibition on during January.  Edith Head worked on 1,000s of films and won 8 Academy Awards.  She dressed stars such as Dorothy Lamour, Mae West, Barbara Stanwick and Veronica Lake.  A friend and I drove up and really enjoyed it.

So now to the card I have made for the Less is More Challenge - Dry Embossing.
Embossing Folder - Stampin Up
Semtiment - Technique Tuesday
Colouring - Copics
Card - Bazzill & UPM

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Paris Domino Book

I am back but not for a CAS Card Challenge.  For a change I have some altered art to show you.

My sister suggested we each make a Domino Book, a first for both of us.  We set a deadline, tonight, so there would be no procrastination (as if).

Front view, closed

Front views, open

Back view, Closed

Back views open

As this is not my usual type of project I had to dig deep, deep into my stash.
I have used a collage sheet of Paris images, K & Company DP, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, a Penny Black stamp and a Technique Tuesday stamp.  The flowers and ribbon are scraps from the bottom of my stash.

Now I am heading over to see my sister's Domino Book and I would advise you to do the same - she does lovely work  Cards & Co.

Thanks for dropping by.


Friday, December 08, 2017

A Red & Green Christmas

On the Less is More blog this week the cue is Red & Green

Digital Image: Just Inklined
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
Colouring:  Copics
Embellishments:  Nuvo Crystal Drops & Wink of Stella
Card: UPM

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Winter Blues

My card tonight for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays blog.

Image:  Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Sentiment: Annabelle Stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card: UPM

Will also enter this card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Addicted to Stamps - Monochromatic

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Scandi Christmas

The challenge at Casology this week has the cue word - Round.

Image: Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Sentiment:  Clearly Besotted
Colouring:  Copics
Card: UPM

Will also enter this card into the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - Christmas
AAA Cards - Christmas
Uniko - Christmas

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