Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

It is New Years Eve and these are the last cards I made for 2009. Papers are by Vintage Beauty. Not colours I usually go for but I couldn't resist these. I just loved them. My first card for 2010 will no doubt be made with Vintage Beauty paper.
Happy New Year!!

My top 10

I have just seen a few blogs posting their top 10 for 2009. So I thought it would be fun to give it a go. A little bit hard for me as I change my mind about which one is favorite as I make new cards and hopefully progress as well. The cards I have chosen are mainly because of overall feel to me and colours/papers used. Of course there are favorite stamps in there too.
Hope you enjoy looking..

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Here are a couple of quick notebooks I made for some family members.
I used October Afternoon Farm Fresh papers & stickers. Very quick and simple to make which is what I like.
Thanks for looking..

Monday, December 21, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Merry Christmas

Over at Simon Says Stamp challenge this weeks theme is Merry Christmas and here is my card for the challenge.
I have used Daisy D's paper, stamps are from Tim Holtz and MSE. Prima flowers with a bit of stickles added to them. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge

Here is my entry for Mojo monday & Creative Card Crew where the theme is Anything goes.
I have used October Afternoon paper, Fiskars border punch, Tim Holtz stamp which has been embossed in egyptian gold & MSE stamps.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Creatalicious Challenge #4

Here is my entry for Creatalicious challenge#4. This months challenge is all about Christmas, snowflakes and sparkle/glitter. Excuse the not so good photo. The sparkle and glitter seems not to come thru so well in my photo.
I have used Tim Holtz mini holiday stamp set and a background stamp I can't remember where it's from. I've embossed santa, snowflakes and sentiment with sparkly gold/egyptian gold embossing powder. Also added some stickles.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Back from Melbourne

Been a week since I posted a card so here is a bit of vintage style. Had a short break in Melbourne. I went to see Fleetwood Mac in concert. It was awesome!! Lindsay Buckingham just blows me away with his guitar. He is so good..Thinking of going to their concert here as well. If you get a chance to see them, grab it!!
Ok so a little bit of vintage style from me again. I just thought this image was so cute.
I have used Basic Grey paper, MSE butterfly stamps, Tim Holtz stamp, Quickutz swirls, lace ribbon, some roses & finished off with some stickles..

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Enjoy The Little Things

For this card I followed a Sukkersött sketch a bit. I have used Cosmo Cricket paper, Melissa Frances rub on and the stamp is from Whiff of Joy. I have had this stamp for sometime but never really used. Not sure it's my kind of thing..The little butterflies are from MSE stamps.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Patchwork canvas

On a mission to try and use up some scraps so I decided to make this canvas creation. Paper is by Basic Grey, some stick on bling/pearls, grungeboard and butterfly stamps are from MSE.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

More Christmas cards

Some more x-mas cards using Tim Holtz mini holiday set.
Ribbon is from my local bookstore, I thought it's quite cute. A plain card but anyway..
Anyone else had problems posting comments on blogs? For some reason I have not been able to leave comments let alone even view some blogs. Don't know if it's blogger or just my computer.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Once upon a time..

A little pink card from me this weekend. Background has been stamped with Magenta stamp and tattered rose distress ink. Image from the web.
A few stick on pearls and rhinestones in the Kaiserkraft flowers and that's about it!
Happy weekend..

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yet another Christmas Card

Another Christmas card, not that I really need to make any more for this year, but I got this Tim Holtz mini holiday set not long ago so I just had to. I just love this set, I wish I had bought it ages ago. All stamps are from the set, Prima flower & Cuttlebug snowflake.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Tags

Some Christmas tags I made using Tim Holtz mini holiday stamp set. Also used Merry Christmas stamp from MSE. Flower Prima and stamp stickers not sure where they are from.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Second post of the day

Ok, so here I have used my new MSE stamps that I won. I distress inked the background with Tim Holtz broken china and then stamped with same ink the background stamp. Butterflies are stamped in black soot and coloured in with some copics. I am also using this card for Danni's dreams flutterby challenge #81. Thanks for looking and happy weekend to all.

Stamp sets I won over at Adrienne's blog.

A quick
Christmas card and some stamp sets I won on Adrienne's blog. Thanks so much Adrienne! Adrienne is the art director at MSE. Every Wednesday she does watch me Wednesday video on cardmaking, Thrifty Thursday when she offers stamp sets for sale at discounted prices and freebie Friday when you can enter draw for free stuff. So pop over to check out her fab blog .

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge Snowflakes

Here is my card for the Creative Card Crew challenge. Theme this week is snowflakes. I love snowflakes. For this card I have used snowflake stamp & sentiments from MSE which have been brushed with Perfect Pearls. Stamp on ornament is from Hero Arts. I have also used some stickles on the ornament.
I put pop dots under bauble but it doesn't really show on pic.
Thanks for looking..

Another Christmas Card

Yet another Christmas card from me. Not so traditional in colours.. I have used stamps from MSE, Inkadinkado, Kaiserkraft and I can't remember where the background stamp is from. Background has been brushed with perfect pearls. Ornaments I cut out by hand and stamped/embossed with gold embossing powder.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A bit of purple

Card for the weekend. A wee bit of purple..
Basic Grey paper, stamp Cavallini, Quickutz swirl, MS butterfly with has been stamped with MSE stamp and glossy accents added to it. Image is off the net.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another Tag

Another vintage style tag and some more pieces scrap paper being used up.
All paper is from Cosmo Crickets Earth Love collection, image from the net, punched out paper flowers, grungeboard heart painted with crackle paint and liquid pearls. And yes there's that butterfly again=)
Butterfly has been painted with glossy accents.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bizzy Becs Challenge #3

Here is my entry for Bizzy Becs challenge #3.
You are only allowed to use scraps and used sheets of DP for your project. I made a Christmas tag using Basic Grey scrap paper from Wassil range. Snowflakes are scrap gold paper cut with Cuttlebug. Stamp is Prima.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge

Vintage style Christmas card.
This is my entry for Creative Card Crew challenge. Theme this week is scallops. I hope my border edge qualifies as scallop. I have used image from the net, stamps are Inkadinkado, Tim Holtz.
I also used cuttlebug snowflake dies which have been inked and distress stickled. Im not sure if I like the quickutz swirl on this card though, the colour and just overall look doesn't look as good in pic as real. I used a bit of perfect pearls on swirls.
Flowers are Prima and my border punch is Fiskars. Thanks for looking..

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vintage style tag

A little vintage style tag I made using Cosmo Cricket paper.
I have used again my MS butterfly punch. Going for overkill here =). I really love this punch..
I used glossy accents on the butterfly and I really like the way it looks. Image is a Vargas off the net. Flower is Kaiserkraft and a punched out paper flower with glossy accents.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A few holiday pics

Hi there..

I thought I'd post a few pics from a recent holiday to Cook Islands. We had a wedding to attend and decided to stay a couple of extra nights. The weather was not excatly warm. Quite windy infact and apperently it rains a bit in Rarotonga where we were based. But it was nice anyway. Made a trip to Aitutaki and a few smaller islands where Survivor was filmed. Aitutaki was nice and the water was stunning colour despite the somewhat cloudy weather. My husband went in for a snorkle in the cold water..Last pic is of the massive cocktail, the Island Girl..I'm sure there was about 1 & half litres of cocktail in that glass..=)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Christmas Card

Time for another christmas card. I have used some Basic Grey paper and a stamp from Kaiserkarft Christmas set. I have also used Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders nestabilities and a wee bit of stickles. Thanks for looking..

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vintage Card

A vintage style card again. I definetly don't fit in to a category of any particular style I think, except oddball maybe =). And I quite like it that way. For this card I used an image from the web, grungeboard, crackle paint, quickutz swirls and yes some more MS butterflies. Roses are from enthaily. And the beautiful corner stamp is from Stempelglede.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Love grows happiness

Hi all,

A wee bit of Whiff of Joy and Cosmo Cricket together. Paper is Cosmos Earth Love collection and stamps Whiff of Joy.

Thanks for looking

Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog Candy at Lucys

Hop on over to Lucys blog to check out her fab cards and enter her 30 000 hits blog candy. Drawn 26th Sept..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Allsorts Challenge

Here is my entry for the Allsorts challenge which this week asks to use snowflakes. I cut out my snowflakes using cuttlebug and some foil from the inside of a chai tea tin. I wanted to try and make the whole card look kinda frosted over and therefore you couldn't see text or print very well, but it didn't quite turn out like what I had imagined in my head. I think the text could be a bit more visible.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Cosmo Cricket Card

Hiya..this weekends card. Another b-day card using Cosmo Cricket paper and MS butterfly punch. Done inside as well this time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dreaming of Paris

First Card for this week. Paper is Kaiserkraft I think, can't really remember. Butterflies are punched out with my new toy =). I love this Martha Stewart punch, I now have a ton of butterflies ready to use =). I wasn't really happy with the colour of the butteflies
initially and made a few but then settled for these. Stamp is from Stamp It.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another B-day card

Another card using Cosmo Cricket paper from the Earth Love mini deck.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just a little Hi and my entry for card-a-licious #27

My entry for card-a-licious challenge 27 . I have used my new Cosmo Cricket mini deck paper. These decks of paper are so cool, I love the slightly retro feel to them.
This paper is from the Early Bird deck.
I also used some grungeboard and Kaiserkraft flowers that I inked with fired brick distress ink because the colour was not right. I punched out some mini flowers from a colourful paper bag and added a stick rhinestone to the middle of flower.
Thanks for looking