Sunday, July 31, 2011


Hi.  I can't believe it's the end of another month.  Just enough time to enter this month's SFYTT.   Nothing like leaving it till the last minute.  I have really enjoyed making cards for all of the sketch challenges this week, unfortunately I missed the deadline for a couple, so will have to be more organised next time.  I also gave myself a challenge this week.  To use SU kraft as the base for all of my cards, I have so much kraft card I needed to use it up.  Luckily kraft goes with everything, and I was really happy with how the cards turned out.  Here is my card for this months sketch.

I have used the adorable blooming good day stamp from MFT Stamps And this is the inside of the card.

stamps: Pure Innocence - Blooming good day (MFT Stamps),ink:   tuxedo black ( memento), buckaroo blue, so saffron (SU),  card:  kraft, riding hood red, pretty in pink, wild wasabi, baja breeze (SU), home tweet home a place to nest pattern paper (my little shoe box), accessories: 3 flower punch , corner punch (SU), flower embossing folder (cuttlebug).

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

R is for Riley challenge 1511 and Mojo Monday 201

Evening.  I received an exciting parcel in the mail this week.  My first order of Riley and Co stamps, of course I had to buy some more copic markers to colour Riley and  I had to try out my new stamps right away, just as well I have been on holiday this week.  This first card incorporates two challenges firstly the R is for Riley, to make a card with red, ribbon and rhinestones, I thought this weeks mojo monday challenge was ideal for this.  Here is a picture of the mojo Monday sketch.
Here is my card.

I have substituted the buttons for rhinestones and I have used twine, instead of ribbon,  I have also used my new water mark that my son designed for me.

Supplies: Stamps: Riley and Co, hero arts, ink: menento tuxedo black, su card, pattern paper, accessories: copic markers, su markers, su twine, diamantes.

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Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge SSSC127

Evening.  I hopefully will just get this card into this weeks challenge in time.  I received a parcel from the US earlier this week, with some Riley & Co stamps so perfect chance to try them out, they stamp up so beautifully and are so fun to use, I also gave myself another challenge with this card to not use pink .  This is what I came up with for this weeks challenge.

My son took the photos for me, he is enjoying playing with different angles and lighting, so here is the card from another angle.

Supplies:  Stamps:  Riley & Co, Hero arts, ink:   menento tuxedo black, card:  su card and pattern paper, Accessories: su punch, su twine, copic markers for riley E31,E33,E35,E57 and W1 for around the picture, su markers. 

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Friday, July 29, 2011

A Little Birdie

Evening.  I was going to post my entries for the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge and The Sweet stop sketch challenge, but I have had a camera malfunction, the batteries have died and I can't download my photos without batteries so will post them tomorrow.  This is a little card I made a couple of weeks ago and hadn't go round to posting.  I have used the gorgeous image from MFT pure innocence A little birdie told me.

Supplies:  Stamps: MFT stamps pure innocence a little birdie told me, card: bazzill, su, su designer paper, ink: memento tuxedo black ink, accessories: opic markers, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, su ribbon, su punch, paper piercing.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I need some face time

Evening.  Another wet cold night in Auckland, I am so pleased on am on holiday so we have been chilling out going to the movies and keeping warm.  I am slowly building up my supply of cards, I have so many birthdays coming up and my card stock was really low.  Here is a card I made using MFT alm I need some face time.

I also decided to decorate the inside of the card, this is what I came up with.

Unfortunately I was organised and had already put a watermark on this card so I couldn't use my new one, oh well I will just have to make some more cards.

stamps: MFT ALM I need some face time, card: stampin up, bazzill basics, echo park pattern paper, ink: menento tuxedo black, accessories:  copic markers, prima flowers, stampinup brads.

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Blog makeover no 2

I recently madeover my blog for a new start, but over the past few weeks I have decided that it was just not me.  So I asked my son to help me come up with a new blog header and side bars for my blog.   I told himeI wanted to keep it simple and clean cut and keep to blue and brown.  This is the new look he came up  with for me, he even designed a new watermark for me.   I am really happy with the new look, much more my style, nice and simple.  Thanks so much James.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Evening.  What miserable weather we are having at the moment.  Winter is definitely here.  With really cold temperatures and lots of rain.  I shouldn't complain though at least we are not snowed in like friends and family in Christchurch.  I managed to make time to make a card for Mft Wednesday stamp club.  And a chance to christian my new alm stamp from MFT..  I really like these stamps, my 11 year old daughter loves them and wants to make cards for all of her friends.  Here is my entry for this weeks challenge.

Stamps:  MFT ALM I need some face time, paper: bazzill basics, stampin up old olive, lovely lilac,echo park pattern paper, Ink: memento tuxedo black, stampin up old olive, lovely lilac, accessories:  copic markers, dienamics dainty lace border, su ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder swiss dots, prima flowers, su brads

Monday, July 11, 2011


Evening.  MFT has another fabulous challenge this week.  I have actually made two cards for this weeks challenge.   I had already made my card, but had a package arrive in the mail today.  So excited my second delivery of MFT stamps and my first DIENAMICS yeah,  so couldn't resist giving them a test run.  Here is my first card.

For this card I have used MFT stamps you're so tweet.  I was going through my stack of patterned paper and dug out some basic grey paper and peared it with some bazzill basics and  stampin' up. 

Stamps: MFT you're so tweet, cardstock: bazzill, stampin'up, basic grey, ink: memento tuxedo black, miscellaneous: nestabilities, brads, ribbons, prima flowers, stampin up punch, copic markers

For my second card I used the same colours as I really liked how they came together, but used different stamps and of course my new dienamics.

Supplies:  Stamps MFT fairy girl, Cardstock: bazzill, stampin'up, basic grey, ink: memento tuxedo black ink:  miscellaneous: copic markers, nestabilies, dienamics, ribbon,  brads, handmade crochet flower.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Penny Black Hedgehogs

Hi.  Another weekend over and two more weeks until school holidays.  Yay and two weeks off work.  I can't wait.  The kids and I are looking forward to sleeping in and chilling out,  we have a list of movies we want to see, and  friends to catch up with so should be good.  Also  a good time to spend in the craft room and catch up on some scrapbooking.  I was looking at my stamp collection and pulled out a couple of old favourites from penny black.  I just love the penny black hedgehogs and thought it was time to use them again.  I made two cards using the same design and papers, I am into square cards at the moment, and also flowers.

I have stamped this image using memento tuxedo black, and coloured with tombow markers, I have used coluzzle circle cutters, and have layered onto patterned papers, have added flowers from and stampin up and used diamantes and pearls.  The next card is very similar, I have used different penny black stamp and brads and prima flowers mixed with stampin up.

Supplies:  Stamps: Penny black, Card: stampin'up, bazzill basics, pattern paper, ink:memento tuxedo black, accessories: tombow markers, coluzzle circle cutters, brads, pearls, prima flowers, stampinup flowers, pearls,diamantes.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Hot Chocolate Time

Evening.  Thought I would take a break from my current obsession with MFT stamps and post something else tonight.  Hot chocolates, I have certainly been having my fair share at the moment with the cold weather so thought perfect time to post this card using the like it a latte set from Stampin Up.

I have stamped the image in close to coca and really red.

I have then layered with chocolate chip and used inverted corner punch and brads.  I have stamped coffee beans in cocoa on cocoa card.  Regal rose has been embossed with cuttlebug devine swirl.  Card is chocolate chip and chocolate ribbon.

Stamps:  Like it a latte - Stampin'Up, Cardstock: stampin'Up chocolate chip, close to cocoa, regal rose, whisper white, ink: close to cocoa, extras:  brads, ribbon, cuttlebug devine swirl embossing folder

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