Thursday, December 10, 2015

Interactive Scrapbooks

Yes, you heard me right! I have been on a little crazy spell at the moment. I found this book last week. if you like creating albums, it's an amazing book.

 This is the front cover of the book I brought. It's written by the Queen of Interactive Scrapbooks, Kathy Orta, hopefully this link will work for you.
Paper Phenomenon.

I will try and blog a few pages to show you what I have been making.

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The weather is HOT! The shorts are on and jumpers packed away. Getting close now.

Over at Stampin Royalty this week, we have a colour challenge for you to play along with. Loving the colours, and they seemed to fit perfectly with the  layout I was working on this week. If you click on the link above, you will find some amazing cards made by the design team.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Perfect Memories

I just love this image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. She is a digital from the Polka Dot series.
I made this card with these two challenges in mind. The first one being a colour challenge from Color Throwdown and the second one being the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Picture Inspiration time

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a picture to inspire you creativity. I did, however struggle with this one, so I went with the colours. It looked a little plain, so I added a star under the penguin.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

I'm baaack

Over at Stampin Royalty there is a colour challenge happening. All you need to do, is use the colours in the picture above, (or close to) and create something. Simples. Here is the card I have made and the supplies I used.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Picture Inspiration

Over at Stampin Royalty this week, we have a picture to inspire you. Here is my take on what inspired me. Well, I stuck with the colours and the vase of flowers on the night stand. Head on over to  stamping royalty and see what the very talented design team have come up with.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Colour Challenge Time

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a colour challenge for you to play with. The colours are listed below, but don't stress on the exact colour. Close enough is just fine.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Anything but a card

This week at Stampin Royalty, the theme was anything but a card. I purchased this kit from Stampin Up a little while ago, so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. Seriously, I had a ball doing this project. It was so much fun to build all the elements and stick them onto the wire frame. Oh, I must confess. I found the Pom Poms extremely not my thing, so I changed to the punched flowers.

Head on over to Stampin Royalty to see what the other girls have made.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Week 2 2015

Here is another week, hot off the press. We had large fires this week, broken down cars, yard clean ups and birthday parties. Another really busy week.

Week 1 2015

Yeah me! I have finally completed week 1 of Project Life for 2015. 
Hopefully there will be more to come. This week was all about getting my craft room up and running in a practical and stream lined way. I decided (as I do) to move the entire room into our spare room. Lots of work to move everything and set it all up again. I'm wondering how long it will last.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Title Page make over 2015

So, another year of Project Life, and already I have changed my title page. When will this end. lol
I wasn't entirely happy with the first attempt, so here is my second try. I like this one so much more now. Nothing like a bit of colour to make the world go around.

Here is the kit I used for this page:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Masculine Cards

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a masculine theme going on. All you need to do, is create a masculine card and upload it to our challenge site. It really is that simple.

Head on over to the site for some inspiration from the girls. I know, I will casing a few.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Take it Easel -y Challenge

I made this card, an Easel, card, for the tiddlywinks challenge. It has been so long since I have made ANY shaped card, it was great to get one finished. I have used the image from Tiddlyinks called Annabelle Puppy Love. The papers are Red, Stampin Up and Pattern Paper from a pad from Echo Park called Fine and Dandy. I'm off now, to post this on Tiddlyinks blog.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Butterfly Birthday

I was playing with this stamp set (Butterfly Basics) the other day, and was having trouble trying to get the layout right. Well, that was until I found the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. Total life saver, as far as I am concerned. Everything just fell into place. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What is Old, is New Again

Over at Stampin Royalty this week, there is a bit of a special challenge. It's kind of like a second chance at fixing a card you were not all that happy with at the time. Well, I can certainly say, that this card of mine below, is one that I am not too happy with. So here is is....

Firstly, here is the original challenge.

Here is the card I created for the challenge. (It was good at the time) lol. I think the more I look at it, the worse it is becoming....

And, here is my new card. I had to change the colours slightly, as Not quite Navy has been discontinued. So, I used Night of Navy instead. I just love this stamp set with the cats. They are so cute.

So, if you have a card you would like to re do. Pop over to Stampin Royalty and let us all have a look. There are some great cards over there. Full of inspiration.

Update...Coffee, Coffee, Coffee.

Well it seems that my coffee card is a winner, over at pals paper arts. Thank you all so very much.
It was an amazing sketch, and loads of fun. I'm sure I will be using this sketch for many cards to come. See you next week, hopefully.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Voila - love life

Well, here is a blast from the past. I was sorting out my older wooden stamps the other day, and I came across this little fellow. Although he is retired now, he is still pretty amazing. I'm quite sure that this card will be entered into the Freshly made sketches challenge this week, although I am cutting it a bit fine. Oh, yes. I rotated the sketch so my image would fit in properly.
This card would be perfect for an apprentice chef or someone who really loves cooking.

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Coffee, coffee, coffee

I finally had some time to play in my craft room this week. I found this sketch challenge over at so I thought I would play along. I can assure you, it has been a while since I made a card for a challenge.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beyoutiful Butterflies

This week over at Stampin Royalty, we have an amazing colour challenge for you to play with. Simply create a project using the above colours, post onto the stamping royalty blog and you never know. You may be crowned as royalty.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Picture inspiration time.

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a picture inspiration challenge for you to try. I bet you can not guess which picture inspired my card. It's a little tricky. And, I must say, I think I nailed it.
Pop on over to stampin Royalty and have a look at what the other girls came up. They are a very talented bunch.

Argh! My blogger not working...

So, I guess it is better late than ever, as they say. I have been having a few issues with my blog lately, but, I think I have rectified the problem. I hope, I have rectified the problem. Here is the card I made for last weeks challenge at Stampin Royalty. Although the challenge is done and dusted, I thought I would add my card anyway.

I had fun with the MDS program from Stampin Up to create the image for my card. The colours are Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Grey. That is pretty much it for this one. Quite simple.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's all about Mothers

Here is my card for the challenge over at Stampin Royalty this week. The theme for this weeks challenge is MOTHER. Whether is be, birthday (like me), Mother's Day, or just a card to show mum how much she is loved. 

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stampin Royalty Challenge #274

Head on over to Stampin Royalty this week for an amazing colour challenge. Using the colours listed above (or close to) create a project, and upload to our blog Stampin royalty

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Worker Dan

Well, I must confess, I have not made too many card over the Easter break, but, I have been rather busy playing with my computer and a few digital kits I purchased from The Sweet Shoppe. Im not too sure how these are going to look on my blog, but I will post them. Hopefully they are not too big and slow my blog down too much.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Colour Challenge Time

Over at Stampin royalty this week, we have the very talented Carrie, who has come up with this colour challenge for you all to have a go at. Using the colours above, create a project, or a card and link it up with the Stampin Royalty team and see how many different cards and project can be made using these colours. Have a look at Carries blog here Carrie Stamps.

I have just noticed that SU Only Challenges are having a fun folds challenge. I think I will post this card on their site as well. It has been too long since I have played with any challenges.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Water Colouring

Oh dear, I got so excited that I actually finished this card, that I forgot to blog it!!!!

So, here it is, in all its glory. Over at Stampin Royalty this week, we have a very talented lady, Stasia, and she has challenged us all to design a card using water colours. So after searching my entire craft room, for where I placed my very limited supply of water colour paper, I pulled out my Stampin Up markers and my blender pen, and went to work. Head on over to the Stampin Royalty site and check out what the others have come up with. Challenge yourself and upload your picture to the blog, you may even win.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Embossing Feature

This week over at Stampin Royalty we have a whole month dedicated to some of the most talented women I know. Me included... lol. This is my week, and I have chosen Embossing as my challenge. Have a go at making a card with embossing and link it up to the Stampin Royalty blog. While your there, check out what the rest of the team have come up with.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Amazingly Amazing

Here is my card for our Colour Challenge this week. I have stamped the card using the awesome stamp set called Painted Petals by Stampin Up.

Pop on over to Stampin Royalty and have a play along with us.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Joke Time

Wife: "How would you describe me?" 
Husband: "ABCDEFGHIJK." 
Wife: "What does that mean?" 
Husband: "Adorable, beautiful, cute, delightful, elegant, fashionable, gorgeous, and hot." 
Wife: "Aw, thank you, but what about IJK?" 
Husband: "I'm just kidding!"

hahahahaha. I thought this was funny

More owls?

Well, I'm back from a relaxing holiday and ready for some craft time. My first project after a brief break for Stampin royalty is a picture inspiration, and I must confess, I just love looking at this picture.

Isn't this picture just adorable. I love the grey and orange together. I'm actually wishing my bedroom looked like the one pictured, but alas, it does not. Here is my card for this challenge, and believe me, this little fellow is made from Smokey Slate, although it looks on the brownish side.

Isn't this owl so cute. Unfortunately, I can take no credit what so ever, but..... if you follow this link here addinktivedesigns. You will be able to make your own little owls, and believe me, you will have to make at least one. So pop on over to the Stampin Royalty blog and have a go at our challenge this week.