Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #10

Ohhh it's almost Mother's day so I've created a Mother's day card with the colour combo from the PPC-CC blog

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Really Rust (we don't have crushed curry here in Australia)
Ink -
Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery, Real Red and Really Rust
Stamp Set - Occasional Greetings and Happy Moments
Other: Twine

Here is the colour pallet

Jump over to the other Design Team member's blogs to see their designs for the week.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Sorry about my absence here but with the move and no internet I haven't had the time or the means! It will take a few more days (at the earliest) before we get an internet connection and I'll be able to use the internet easily.

It really sucks all the things you have to organise when you move! Phone, internet, electricity.......and the list goes on. What's really annoying is all the companies have asked us to be there for the connection, which means time off work. This is really hard when I've also been out and about for work. Grrrrr it's just so frustrating. To make things worse I'm finding our new property manager to be very different to our old one.........lets just say I'm not getting the quick response I'm used to. Grrrrrrr more frustration!!!!!!!!!!!

Next month is going to be much worse for keeping up the blogging as there will be a few weeks when I'm traveling to northern QLD. So I'm hoping to keep my posting up but I may not get a chance to do as much as I would like. With all this travel it also means that I won't be able to do as much crafting either :(

I've set up my new crafting space but haven't had time to use it yet as I've been busy unpacking and cleaning up our old rental - which took way more time than I thought it would.

So since I haven't had time to make anything new here is a little pic of a set of Birthday cards that I made before the move with the new birdy from the Happy Moments set AND the new 3 in colours.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful long weekend and especially to all the Australians who have a nice long weekend.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #9

Sorry this post is a bit late but with moving and travel I haven't had a chance to do it before now.

This week’s colour challenge over at Picture Perfect Creations is using the colours Whisper White, Garden Green, Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue.

I’ve always been told that Blue and Green should never be seen unless there is something in between – so this card doesn’t sit very well with me!

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Garden Green, Bashfull Blue and Brilliant Blue
Ink - Garden Green and Brilliant Blue
Stamp Set - Great Grad
Other: Nestablilities and white eyelets

Here is the colour pallet

Tthe other DT ladies have whipped up some beautiful creations so pop over to their blogs to see their designs.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fearured on Etsy Greetings blog

Just popping in quickly to say I've been featured on the Etsy Greetings blog.

Go over and check it out here - don't forget to leave a comment

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog Candy at PCC

Quickly go out and check out the very cute stamp set on offer at Picture Perfect Creations.

You've only got a few days to enter, so leave your comment and let Megan know what your favorite part of Spring is so you have a chance to win!!

Click here to jump on over to PCC!!!!

ps I'm in the middle of packing up my house (I'm trying to hold out as long as I can before I pack my craft room up) and I'll be moving this weekend as well as having to travel for work- Yikes!!
So I may not be blogging or crafting much for the next week - bear with me and I'll be back on line as soon as I can.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clean and Simple 85 / Inspirations 20

This week I've mixed the Clean and Simple layout with Makeesha's Inspiration.

I haven't made a sympathy card in a long time, I don't personally like making them as I find it very sad to think about the person who may receive it.

I've used:

Paper - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip textured cs from my stash and Creamy Caramel
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel
Stamp Set - Forest Friends and Heard from the Heart
Other: Ribbon from my stash

Here is the sketch

Here is the inspiration

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just Add Ink #12

I've have a request for a child birthday card so I thought I's use the Just add Ink sketch for some inspiration this week.

Here it is

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal
Ink - Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal
Stamp Set - Cause for Celebration and Heard from the Heart
Other: Nestablilites, Glitter and Ribbon

Here is the sketch

Monday, April 12, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #8 3

Megan at Picture Perfect Creations has given us a very bright and colourful challenge this week.
The colours are Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Garden Green - what lovely spring colours.

A perfect colour combo to make a bright and cheery birthday card.

Here is my very first card as part of the Design Team for Picture Perfect Creations

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Garden Green
Stamp Set - Circle Circus & Occasional Greetings
Other: Punches and Green Pearls

Here is the colour pallet

Check out what the other DT members have created

Mojo Monday # 133

Oh gosh I don't like this card one bit (even though pink is my favorite colour)..... and to top things off I missed the time frame to get this sketch in, Darn.

BUT since I've made it I thought I'd post it any way.

I've used:
Paper - Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink
Ink - Rose Red and Pretty in Pink
Stamp Set - Happy Moments and Cheep Talk
Other: Nestabilities, Rose Red Ribbon and Dew drops

Here is the Sketch

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I'm so excited to be chosen to be apart of the first ever design team for Picture Perfect Creations! I've never been on a design team and I'm really looking forward to being part of the inspirational team.

Check out what these 9 amazing ladies on the team create

Paula McClane

Did I mention I was EXCITED!!

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I'm so excited that I've reached 100 followers. (well 104 now!!!!)

I honestly never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever have 10 people follow me let alone have 100.

I'd just like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who read my blog and also those who take time to leave a comment.
I know our lives are busy and it takes a little extra time to leave a little message, so I really appreciate your time and thoughts - It keeps me going!

So please !!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

PPCCC # 7 and SSSC #63

Today I have combined the colour challenge from Picture Perfect Colour Creations Challenge with the sketch from Sweet Sunday.

Once again this was a very interesting colour challenge that I really enjoyed!

I've used:
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and some DSP from my stash
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set - Always
Other: Nestabilities

Here is the colour pallet

Here is the sketch

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Back from Easter break

I hope every one had a wonderful Easter break filled with lots and lots of chocolate!!

T and I had a great time camping for 4 days at the beach with family and friends. It was very relaxing and nice to spend some time away from the 'routine' of every day life.
However I was very glad to come home and have a decent shower and wash my hair properly to get out all of the sand.

One of our Easter traditions that I've kept since I was a little girl is to paint real hard boiled eggs. I remember when it wasn't about all the chocolate eggs and I loved all the hand painted eggs we received. I'm hoping that when I have children that this is something that they will enjoy too and carry on in their life time.

Do you have any Easter traditions?? I'd love to hear about them.

I can't say I've had the time to paint my eggs as exquisitely as this picture but you get the idea.

Oh and I received my little bundle of Easter goodness from the Stampin Up bunny. YAY
I can't wait to try out these new colours from the new Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.
Mellon Mambo looks divine!
Also Stampin Up have introduced new clear mount rubber stamps so I'm super keen to ink them up and see what they are like. They are going to be so easy to store in the new dvd sized cases.

I'll have to show you what I come up with!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Colour Combo #6

What a super interesting colour combo at Picture Perfect Creations this week!!!

We don't have Dusty Durango here in Australia so I've used Really Rust instead. When I started out I thought these colours don't really look very girly but I think I've done a pretty good job into turning them into a feminine card.

I've used:
Paper - Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Really Rust and Very Vanilla
Ink - Really Rust
Stamp Set - Pocket Silhouettes
Other: Green Button, Always Artichoke Ribbon, Scallop and Round punches

Here is the colour pallet

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fearured on Liz Wares Blog

How exciting I'm being featured on Liz Wares blog today!!

(Well I'm probably a wee bit early as it's probably not posted just yet, but I'm off camping for the Easter break and just wanted to let you know this exciting news before I left!)

She also makes some cute jewelry here at Etsy.

Here is a little excerpt from her profile
"I started my Etsy store because I wanted to share a piece of me with the world.
I like creating my jewelry and didn't want it to just sit around. By selling my works
on Etsy my pieces can have an adventure as part of YOUR collection."

Pop on over to see pictures of my crafting space. I love having a sticky at where other people craft. Some people have the most wonderful storage ideas and some people have the most amazingly huge areas to craft in. I'm pretty happy where I am at the moment taking up half the spare room and T has the other half for his computer. I actually enjoy nights when we are in there together, even though we may not be talking much it's just nice to be with him!

Although my space is going to change soon as we are looking to move houses, closer to the city. Most houses we have looked at don't have the lovely shelving space that this one does. One day when we own our own place I'll be able to do what ever I like and put things where I want them, but for now I just have to make do with what I can.

I'd love to see your crafty/storage space - leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!

ok so before you go over to her blog here is a little sneak peek of what you'll see of my craft room

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I'm a runner up!

I'm super super super excited!!! I'm a runner up at Picture Perfect Creations!

This is the first time any of my cards have ever been chosen as a runner up -YIPPEE!

Go and check out the winner here it's an awesome little birdy card by Andrea and her blog is here.

Once again a little happy dance and thanks to Megan at PPC!

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 23

WOW what an interesting mix of colours in this weeks Curtain Call Color Challenge.
I found it really hard to work with the basic black as I hardly ever use it. (so I've used it so sparingly)
The inspiration picture looked very classy and I wanted to recreate that look on my card.
What do you think?????

I've used:
Paper - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Bella Bleu DSP
Ink - Pretty in Pink
Stamp Set - Heard from the heart
Other: Pretty in Pink ribbon, Cuttle Black brads

Here is the colour pallet