Tuesday, January 31, 2012


These are really fun to make CASE Study Challenge # 75
On this card I used a mixture of Red Opaque CB-002, Fuchia Opaque CB-0005, Rose Opaque CB-0004 and black microbeads from PennyWiseArts run by Suzanne Glazier. The flower is one I made from punches and the butterfly is from Prima. The sentiment is by Layers of Colours Fairy Wishes SCN-0608-004
 Here's a close up of what the beads look like, very subtle colouring of some colours
This CASE study challenge came from Jen Rzasa via CASE Study Challenge # 75 


I love Iwona Palamountain's work, she heads up CASE Study which is the inspiration for this card

I used microbeads that I bought from PWA in Seattle WA. USA headed up by Suzanne Glazier
It was also made in 10 minutes so a wonderful card with a simple design one could whip up in a flash
For more inspiration check out CASE Study
Supplies used:

White cardstock
Black ink
Stamp unknown

Delightful Spellbinders Box

All made from scratch including the perspex box created from book binder covers.
The perspex or document cover sheets were very hard to work with in a round form but achievable.
 I cut out the top and base from the largest of the Spellbinders Paper Arts Fleur de lis Motifs SKU:S5043 in Stampin Up Pool Party cardstock. I then cut out two strips of Parisian Accent borders SKU: S5034 and adhered that to the perspex. I cut out 3 of the second size Fleur de Lis Motifs SKU: S5-043 and joined them together to form a handle on the top using Stampin Up Island Indigo cardstock. The flower was cut out of Spiral Blossoms One SKU: S4-351 and edged with Island Indigo then rolled up from the outside in. Made 2 ribbons with organza and adhered that to the lid and added some pearl accents. Xyron 5" Creative Station was used for dies on the top of the box and the side.
Voila you have a box to put a ring in as well!
 You can't really see the ribbon on a white background so I took the photo against a black background as well
 Here is a top view of the lid
 A closeup view of the flower
 Here is the open box 

Monday, January 30, 2012

CR84FN47 Challenge

I've always enjoyed looking at the sketches of CR84FN as inspiration but have never made anything, so I decided today is the day. I've got nothing better to do while I wait to be admitted to hospital for a short stint than to get creative. I chose Valentine as the theme
Pink, Red and Light Blue
are the challenge colours.
The aperture was cut using Spellbinders Grand Calibur and 
Inside of the card, I used the cut out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to stamp the Sweet Silhouette designed by Nina Brackett for Layers of Colours 
I added the pearls later to give it some oomph!

Hop over to CR84FN to see what the designers and others have done for this challenge

Sunday, January 29, 2012

FYI Challenge #22

This could be used as a gift box or Photo Box and my inspiration came from 
the photo they have used to inspire us is absolutely stunning, all the trees remind me of Bonsai's and I love the autumn colours, so rich and vibrant

This challenge comes from FYI Challenge # 22

Friday Fences # 18

I found this fence whilst on holiday up on the Gold Coast. This was was on Mt Tambourine, a gorgeous place and a must visit one. They have some gorgeous unusual fences up there.

 This is the house behind the fence, the colouring matched as well, we tried to see what was inside so that maybe when we came back one day we would stay there, but no one was home.
 Beautiful plant of some sort in front of some of the fence
 It was a bed and breakfast place, the furniture inside was lovely and antique in style

 Hop on over to Jan's blog to see other spectacular fences

if you ever need to laugh, kids are the best

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Award

Thanks to Mary a.k.a. Glitter Grammy, I have received my first blog award. Thank you GG, now to share the love around
The rules are below and here are my five picks
  1. Gunn Thelin Knutsen Ms Plums Place
  2. Maxine Diffey  Kiwime Kreations
  3. Kathie  Kadenserendipity
  4. Raewyn Shand Rabbits Nest
  5. Evelyn Spikes Within My Focus

The award is given to people with under 200 followers. I have chosen the people above that I follow regularly, their inspiration through their art and life have inspired me everyday and I always look forward to their posts. Sometimes I comment and sometimes I don't but I always visit.

Liebster is German and means 'dearest' or 'beloved' but it can also mean 'favourite'. The idea of the Liebster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the spirit of good fun I am passing this award on to five other bloggers, please stop by and visit them.

The Rules are:
  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. 
  2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
Finally and the best rule of all...............have fun and spread the love!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WOYWW #138

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday
I'm alarmed at how fast the days are going and that this is the last Wednesday of January already
Anyway this is what I've been up to lately, discovered a new flower with punches that was shown to me at my local stamp club MSG by the lovely Judy Carberry.
These flowers were made with Stampin Up punches
(added 27 Jan-I will post up a tutorial on these flowers as so many of you have asked about it)
 These ones were made with other punches, slight difference
 So thats on my desk this week, as well as still making those photoboxes for gifts. Those yellow and pink edge die strips are for and of course I've been watching the Australian Open Tennis while crafting. 
To see more desks and what's on them go to Julia Dunnit'splace for more links

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WOYWW #137

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday
Wow it's already the third one for the year.
Oh boy its good to be home, it was nice to go away but Home sure is Sweet Home
My friend that we visited on our holiday kindly gave me these flowers because she doesn't use them anymore, lucky me!!
Unpacking to do, didn't realise how
Bought some lovely mangoes and nectarines on the drive back
Pelican feeding time on the Central Coast
 These pelicans were really funny, they knew when feeding time was and would wade up onto the foreshore half an hour before feeding time, not sure if the crowds triggered their clocks or what it is.

If you want to see more Desks and what's on them go to Julia Dunnit's place for more links

Friday, January 13, 2012


Saw this sign at Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, hmmm 4 new Me's for $10 pretty darned cheap LOL
Check out more signs here

Friday Fences #16

Here is a montage/collage of some of the hundreds of photos I took on that Skywalk, the tree roots were tremendous and so high up but an awesome view of nature nonetheless.

Drove up to Mt Tambourine on the Gold Coast Hinterland and went on the Skywalk. This is one spectacular rainforest with birds chirping and a feeling of such intense one with nature, an exhilarating experience to say the least.
Of course this fence is one that fences one in or up in this case. Its is very high up!
 This cantilever walkout was ok until I got to the end and looked down and the bridgeway swayyyyed and there was nothing holding it up from below, it was just hanging out there with the help of the above pole in the middle of the walkway. The picture below is from that pole out to the end. There doesn't look like much room to walk around the post from where I took this picture but by the time you get to it you want to hold onto the post LOL and there is room

I have never had a fear of heights but being on the Skywalk certainly told me otherwise. Each time I looked down my knees went weak and my heart rate went up or out but definitely not in my chest.

Found some really nice fences, so will be sharing them in the future.

Hop on over to Jan's blog to see other spectacular fences

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WOYWW #136

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday 
Well I have managed to get myself a craft desk whilst on holidays, hubby found this fold up table at Officeworks in Brisbane and said he needed it for fishing and that I could use it while on holiday. YIPPEE. As you can see I have the bare minimum here, only brought stuff I need to put together, some of these kits are 2 years old that I had prepared and after my shoulder operation I couldn't do much so out they came with me. Of course these cards are going to the Military overseas so they can send back to their families, that is my voluntary part using my craft.
 3 cards for the Troops and 3 photos boxes, one for my mum, and other two for friends
My aim for 2012 is to make 20 cards per month for the troops as well as using up all the UFOs (unfinished objects) I have that I prepared a few years ago. When I get back home from my holidays I will make a tutorial on the boxes I have made from scratch above as I have been having lots of comments about them and would like you all to have one to make for yourselves as they are easy as to make TRULY!!!
My craft stuff fit into a small bag
 This is the beautiful view we have from our holiday apartment in Surfers Paradise
Street view
P.S. I cant believe there is no aircondition up here where the temperatures are very hot and humid!!
Hop on over to Julia Dunnit's blog to see all the other desks this week


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