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JAI 85 Challenge


I found another challenge blog – Just Add Ink.  The challenge this week was Baby.  Mmmmm, I discovered that baby cards are not really my thing!  I really struggled with this one and in the end I have created a card that isn’t particularly baby at all but I still like it!  My brother and sister in law had a baby in August and I have been so busy with work and study that I had not gotten around to sending them a card yet (slack!).  So, I abandoned the crappy baby card I was working on for the challenge and decided just to make a card that I could send them to congratulate them on the arrival of their baby girl.

I stamped a Kaiser script stamp onto white card with a Distress Ink (Sage I think?).  The papers are a mix of Making Memories and Kaiser.  The pink patterned paper here was actually a cream colour and I have inked it pink.  Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart, flower punches are EK Success.  And I added some white paint to the edges of the pink cardstock to tone down the pink.


CASE Study Challenge # 57


So, I am loving the challenges I am finding on blogs!  Last night I came across the CASE Study Challenge Blog.  The cards on there are beautiful!

Here is my entry.  I really enjoyed making this one.


I used Kaiser papers and embellishments.  I stamped a Stamp It stamp on the circle with Walnut Stain Distress Ink (love that colour).

CASual Friday Challenge CFC #20


I came across the CAS-ual Fridays blog today and found a challenge that I wanted to do.  It is the first challenge I have ever done 🙂

The challenge was to create a clean and simple card measuring no larger than 4×4.  Well, I made a card that measures exactly 4×4 and it took me less than 10 minutes to make – simple!

I have used Kaiser papers, flower, bling and pearls.  There’s also a Making Memories paper in there.  I inked each piece with Tim Holtz (walnut stain I think).  And I added some gems to the flower.  I have to say I loved making a small card!  So quick and easy.

Now, let’s see if I can work out how to link this post to the challenge blog 😉

And then I am off to visit the Annabelle Stamps blog.

The First Post Post


I have been thinking about starting a blog for a long time now….you can’t rush these things!

A place where I can share my creations and write about daily life as it unfolds.  I have always been a journaler and I see blogging as an extension of that.  It will also be a place where I can save links to places I discover on the web that I love – and share with anyone who chooses to read my ramblings.

A little about me – I am a thirty something dreamer 🙂  mum to 1, sister to 1 and friend to many.  I love reading, cooking, scrapbooking, cardmaking, jewellery making and playing with my camera.  I cherish time spent with family and friends.  I crave a simple life and am actively pursuing that.  No longer do I see that busy = successful.  I am currently studying psychology and absolutely love my studies and what I am learning.  After having my own business (scrapbook shop) for the past seven years with my friend I am now enjoying the less stressful life of working for someone.  It has made way for more time with my daughter ♥

I would love to hear about YOU!  Leave me a comment with a link to your blog if you have one, I’d love to check it out 🙂

Today I made my first Christmas card for the year.  I LOVE Christmas (who doesn’t really!).


I got my heat gun and embossing powders out that I have not played with for ages.  After cuttlebugging the red panel I rubbed Versamark over the raised parts and sprinkled white embossing powder on.  I love the texture this gives.

I think I might make some more cards this afternoon.  It’s a lazy day here today so playing in my craft room sounds good.

I hope you are having a great weekend too!