Sunday, 18 December 2011

Bird song

 Well this is number three for the "Less is More" week 46 challenge.

Music is the theme today and it's really got me thinking AND using more of my stamps!
I'm pleased with how this one turned out but I'll have to stop as the light has changed. I have  a good deal of bother with the light and my photos! 

I  thought that my card would look better with a border as this is not a one layer challenge. I cut it and placed it on a black card. I think it adds a little more definition.
 I hope you can see- sorry it's a bit dark again in the photo.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Santa Claus is...!

The Music theme challenge for week 46 at "Less is More" is inspired!

I have a Christmas CD playing and almost every tune is giving me ideas!
This card is themed " Santa Claus is coming to town".
 It looked a little underdone so I added the lines. They look ok in real life...but they're are bit wobbly  in the close photo! It's 1pm on Sunday so there was no wine involved.
The image is from darkroom door and I've stamped it in gold ( it has a lustre in rl) .
 I went over some of the words with a pen to highlight them and coloured the holly! I used liquid pearls- ( I love it) to make the berries pop! 

Thanks for looking and I hope Santa comes to your town!

Music & Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!
The "Less is More" challenge theme (week 46) is MUSIC or music themes and I can think of a few ideas already! Take a look at the challenge and join in 

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your comments!
Have a lovely Christmas.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


What a great challenge ! I'm thrilled to find Runway Inspired Challenge on the web. 

My card is inspired by the yellow dress and the atmosphere of the photo ( the gloss and glitter, and the glassy  runway). I'm sure there would be a celebration after the  lady walked down the runway!
I've kept it clean and simple and paper pieced the dress and the champagne flute! You can see the sparkle of the champagne ( I added glossy accents and a little glitter).
I added the score line to note the lines on the runway.
I also thought as it is the first challenge its cause to "Celebrate"!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Christmas in Green

Hello everyone- its Sunday afternoon here and its a lovely sunny day- I should be in the garden but I'm inside making cards! I've made one card to enter in 2 Challenges!
I'm having problems with my photos and I'm sorry this is dark- I took others outside but they were no better.
I've used a die and greeting from PTI's  In The Meadow. I cut the tree and used a spotted stamp/ Versamark and clear embossed -used distress ink to emboss resist and inked the edges -added some glue and a little glitter!
Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Precious Cat

This cat has to be precious - he's covered in bling! Maybe a bit much really, but I have a friend who has a "precious cat" and she will love this!

I stamped and clear embossed the cat and added "bling".
The sentiment is PTI and I don't have the name of the cat stamp!

I've made this card for the challenge over at "Less is More". The challenge was to create a card with a bit of 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 28 November 2011


Hello everyone, just a quick blog before I head to work.
I made this card last night and the photos were rather dark.- much better this morning!
I've stamped the angel twice and once on more on stamped gingham ( distress ink).
I cut the dress from gingham and then coloured the the arms and hands and paper pieced these on the angel. I coloured the face and hair and bottom of the dress ( need more practice) and "fussy cut" the angel . The rest is fairly obvious. When I stamped the gingham for the background strip it wasn't great- but I decided it looked ok with the image and even helped the angel stand out more- so I've left it.
The wings and the greeting are glittery in real life- I used glitter pen!
The angel is taylored expressions-Whimsical Wishes,  and the greeting is GKD-Heirloom Ornament.I'm entering this card in 2 challenges:

  • "Less is More" - a bit of BLING 
  • Stamp TV- Friday  challenge-"Cut it Out"

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, 25 November 2011


This is my first blog hop entry! I've looked for a while and decided I should have a go!
I've used dp  and added a greeting from Wonderful Words: Holiday, and a die cut from PTI.  I covered the die cut with glossy accents! It looks great in real life!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 24 November 2011


Love these PTI stamps . They only arrived this week and I love these silhouettes!
It's a public holiday here today for a local agricultural show  - gives me more time for stamping!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Scooting by!

I'm enjoying the silhouettes!
This is number 3. Maybe I should try one for Christmas as well.
This is all a bit spotty- but I've stamped a panel of dp and scored the top and bottom . The stamps are MFT.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Stitched with love

I made this card last night and had to wait until today to enough light for a photo.
The silhouette sewing machine is a chipboard piece. I stamped it with Versamark ink and applied Opals embossing powder and then used my heat tool.  I think I should have used fabric instead of lace  but the fabric kept fraying and didn't look neat enough.
The stamp is MFT but I'm not sure where I got the dp from.
I've rounded the corners and inked all the borders.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Black Cat

This weeks challenge theme over at "Less is More" is  Silhouettes

I've chosen a Stamp-It cat and some words from MFT . 
The background is sponged and a circle masked for the moon. As usual I couldn't leave it as it was, and I used some glitter pen to make it sparkle. The fence is cut from black card and the cat is highlighted with glossy accents!
I lifted the sponged section with foam tape.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Christmas lights in red and orange

I'm loving this challenge at "Less is More" using  red and orange! I've made this with a small red border as well and I may post it later.
Here is one of my favourite sites .The card here has lots of colour and it looks fantastic  .I decided it may look good in red and orange and I'm happy with how it turned out! I guess I've cased Malie - is this allowed in the challenge?

I've used Papertrey Ink stamps and Distress Inks ( I mixed 2 to make the orange) and after I'd stamped I added glossy accents to the lights! I popped it up on some foam to add dimension.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Coloured Tree

This card was made for a one layer challenge on Stamp TV.
I used a StampinUp tree stamp which I loaded with distress inks( yellow, red and green). The sparkle is from gold Stickles. The sentiment is PTI.

Red and Orange
Well, this is my first post to the Less is More Challenge ( the reason I needed to create this blog)!
I've watched and watched and wished I could join in!

I've used a Crafty individuals stamp for the background and punched 3 flower petals an inked the edges. I placed a button in the centre and attached the flower with one sticky dot!
So here goes!
I hope I have enough white space and I hope I have word verification switched off!
My blog says it's off so fingers crossed xx  Gulp! Here I go!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Mother and Child

I made this card for a challenge on Stamp TV which asked for Christmas card with any shade of blue ( on white, cream etc.)
I've had the stamp at the top for a while and I love it. but I couldn't make it work. I found the sentiment  a few weeks ago and I think they compliment each other perfectly!
I stamped in blue onto designer paper and then clear embossed. The edges are sponged in blue.
I'm happy with the result!

I've done it! I've created a blog!

Well, now I'll be able to join in with more of the great challenges I see on the web! Wow, !