Tuesday 29 November 2011

Sweetpea stampers challenge

This is the mermaid fairy stamp and the sticker frame and alpabet stickers are from merci from our local discount store.The stamp is the mermaid fairy by Ching- chou Kuik. Her images are all beautiful!
I made this for the Sweetpea Stampers challenge - using sweet pea stamps and stickers.

  Wee Memories & Playdate Cafe #2

I decided to make a card for the Wee memories challenge with this cute owl from Sassafras lass paper. I used lots of sponging with distress inks to make it all blend

Wednesday 23 November 2011

PDCC 108 Colour Challenge

When I first looked at these colours, I thought, not my style - I'm not an earthy sort of girl.But Hey, that's why it's called a challenge!!!  The colours remind me of Morocco or Christmas in a cold climate ( it must be the cinnamon). When I started looking at all my paper stash I found lots of gorgeous possibilities and it became hard to decide which ones to use. Here is my first attempt:-

Stamps: Judikins damask Paper: Graphic 45 Botanica bella/ Kaisercraft Ink: Ranger embossing/wild honey/dried marigold/black soot Accessories: brads/ranger black enamel/embossing powder

Well I think I'm becoming addicted to the Playdate Cafe Challenge - once I make one card, I find I want to keep using the colour combo. I'm so glad I've started entering challenges and began this blog, because now I have my mojo back and find myself thinking about creating all the time and it's a lovely bonus to get nice comments from other crafters!

Sunday 20 November 2011

Mojo Monday sketch 215

Anniversary card

I made this card using Kaisercraft 'After Five Collection' paper, pearls and flowers.
The chipboard swirl is from Scrapware.

It's a beautiful Spring day here in Melbourne, perfect for the President's Cup golf tournament, which concludes today I think. I was very busy during the week sewing a costume for my daughter, spring cleaning and getting her ready for a scout camp (I know, she should be doing that herself!)

We've had a very peaceful weekend - It's amazing how the dynamics change, when one child is away.

Next weekend  we are going to Queenscliff for the annual Music Festival, which is always a hilight of me year.


Tuesday 8 November 2011

Playdate Cafe Colour Challenge

I made this for the Playdate Cafe Challenge #106.
I love this colour combo. I had too many ideas and found it hard to settle on one. The stamp is from Blance stamps, The paper is Echo Park and My Mind's Eye. The ribbon is Su, pearls are from Kaisercraft (coloured with copic) The button and key are random from local craft store. I used contrasting pink and yellow stiching on the paper to try to tie it all together.

Saturday 5 November 2011

Wee Memories WMC74 Challenge & Simons Says Stamps Challenge

Today is like the first day of summer - over 30c and a bit too warm for being creative... it didn't quite turn out how I imagined, but I needed to finish it for the Wee memories challenge. So no time for procrastination ( which is my middle name)! It's definitely not my usual style - I usually go fo the 'less is more' - but I've found myself  creating outside of my comfort zone since I started entering challenges.

I have used Cosmo Cricket Matrial Girl paper, doilly vintage lace and bias binding, wooden buttons, brad and co-ordination card stock.

Now I really should sit down a make bulk xmas cards and gift card tags for the gift shop in our shopping centre. I'm terrible at making more than one of something - I get bored and want to move on to the next thing.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

One of Lochie's Creations & Another Card for the Clean & Simple FTL163 Challenge

I was most impressed with this creation, because art  is Lochie's least favourite subject.
Pretty good for a non-arty 11 year old boy!

Now here is another card for the FTL163 sketch challenge from Clean & Simple
This is using Basic Grey and Kaisercraft paper  and Pink Petticoat sentiment.

Playdate Cafe Challenge & Mojo Monday sketch Challenge


Back to cardmaking after an exciting Melbourne Cup?
I made this for the Playdate Cafe Colour challenge and tied it in with a sketch from Mojo Monday:-

The card is Bazill and Stampin up. The gorgeous paper is old stash from S.e.i. 'Morning Meadow' and new MME 'Lost & Found. The Lace is vintage from my Mum's stash and the Ribbon is from Stampin up. The stamps are from the Hero Arts/Sizzix set and I also used a nestibility for scallop circle, circle and scalloped rectangle.The pearls are from Kaisercraft and the butterfly charm is from my old stash.

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Shadow Box

I made this shadow box for a gift for a friend and thought I might enter it in a challenge.
I will enter this in the Simon Says Stamps angthing goes challenge.
The paper is from Abi's Craft kimino/fans.

Sunday 30 October 2011

clean and simple FLT163 sketch challenge

I made this for the clean & Simple Challenge.

The embelishmets are from my local craft store. The card is Canson and I don't remember where the paper is from. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I used a Kaisercraft background stamp on the card and them used perfect pearls for a bit of shimmer, that doesn't show in the photo. The gems are also Kaisercraft.
I machine stiched on the patterned paper and used distress ink.

Friday 28 October 2011

More Cards!

This is the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day - he always enjoys getting my cards.

This is a card I made for Faye, a lovely friend who used to look after our dogs.

I made this card for my neice Lauren, for her birthday.

If you would like to check out the details of any cards, look at my splitcoast stampers gallery - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=180802
or leave me a coment.

Craft & Sewing Show Melbourne

I went to the Craft & Sewing Show yesterday. It was a bit disappointing, because I usually like to learn a knew technique or do make & takes so that it's not just a shopping expedition. I really wanted to do the Quilted Japanese Kimono Style Wallet by  Patchwork Mariko Japan, but you couldn't pre-book and all the classes were full. So what can a girl do, I had to check out all the yummy new products and specials!

The good news is the lovely demonstrator at Mariko Japan told me he could come to my place to do a class if I got 5 or more people together. He would charge for the kit plus a little extra - sounds like a great idea. If anyone lives near Brighton, Melb and is interested, leave me a comment.

Monday 24 October 2011

I have a blog !!!

I have started this blog so that I can enter papercraft (cardmaking) challenges on other blogs. It's not possible to enter some challenges without an URL address - so here I am!

It's a week for firsts - I entered my 1st challenge at Hero Arts last Week, and then my 2nd at Simon Says Stamps, which incredibly I won! I then entered the same card from the SSS challenge in the Sweet Pea Stamps challenge and got a prize from them too! Then yeserday I received a free 3 months subscription from Scrapbook Creations! So I am feeling very lucky! Yay!!!