Saturday 16 January 2016

I'm Not BLUE - Thinking of You

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls and Maria is Hosting.
using  these 3 colours only.
Seems to be a popular choice so far this year.
I loved this colour choice because quite some time ago
I received a package of craft goodies from a
secret partner from a site I was part of.
We would randomly send cards and sometimes craft items
to each other sometimes going to great lengths
to post from different parts of the world so they
wouldn't know where you were.
So on to my card that I had so much fun making and
thinking of my partner as we found out who it was at the end of that year.
Mine was over on the other side of the world in the UK.
I got to use only a small part of this package which included
paper ribbon buttons etc.
Here are the products I used.
Designer Papers for the background flower
ribbon and button are from Docrafts
Capsule Collection - Burleigh Blue and Lakeland Crafts.
The flower is cut from Spellbinders Labels 27 and
several times from Moroccan Motifs
MS Punch
Memento Paris Dusk/Summer Sky on sentiment
from GKD cut using an IBS Label
Memory Box Quinn Flourish behind the flower
Kaisercraft pearls
Variegated cotton on button.
Now you have read my long story I hope you will
pop over to our Blog and see more
Beautiful Blue Cards.
Looking forward to seeing yours there too.
Then you will be in the running for our
popular Chic of the Week and go into the voting
for our Guest Designer for March.
but wait there's more!
There is a new BLOG in town called
and they have the most awesome talented Designers -
how do I know? Some of my friends are there.
Check it out because you won't be disappointed.
For their first challenge it's
Be inspired with these beautiful Photos
and you just need to add Blue Flowers of course.
Now who could resist playing after seeing them?
I couldn't...
Again apologies for the long post today but
it was worth it...
Thanks for dropping by

I'm Always 'Playing with Paper' but this is their Challenge #56 and Cards4Galz

As I have said in a previous post it is nice to be back from holidays
and Playing with Paper again.
More so as the current challenge at
is their colour challenge and it is a beauti.
This is the card I made with the colour combination below.
And the products I used are -
Orange navy and white card stock
Memory Box Textured Distressed Grid stencil
(this is my new item that hubby bought for me  for Christmas)
in Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
in Memento Paris Dusk
The butterflies are cut from a
scrap piece of SU Designer paper
and orange cs with
Spellbinder Butterfly die
and Sizzix Butterfly die.
The trail from the butterfly - I glued
some of the dots from the butterfly die
Also added a few for dimension on the
butterflies head (a little hard to see)
Added a small navy strip to the side.
Thanks for dropping in.
Your comments are always appreciated.

Thursday 14 January 2016

A Happy HELLO!

The new Challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations 
has my favourite colour
and even better their sponsor is one of my favourites

I was doing the happy dance as one of the
paper packs I have has
 the most beautiful lilac papers.
Now I have a nice little supply of their products
as they are an Australian based site
so thought it fitting to play with them.
I had a hard time photographing this card
as no matter which angle.
The white paper looks crooked (which it isn't)
Here are the list of products I used.
IBS - Spring Lilac Paper Pack
Sentiment - Big Hello (love that one)
Birthday Wishes for the frame.
Grey& White card stock
Spellbinders Squares & Lacey Squares
Lilac rhinestones
Memento Lulu Lavender
and Sweet Plum Inks
I really enjoyed making this card with such
a lovely colour combination.
Gorgeous cards by the Designer Team.
Thanks for dropping in.
Would love to read your comments.

Monday 11 January 2016

We're off and running for 2016 at Crafty Cardmakers & More.

It's a New Year -  New Challenges to try and
2 New Designers.
Welcome to the Team Angela Judy & Ngaere
For our first Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers -
hosting this one is Sally and she has chosen
New Baby-Marriage-Home etc - you get the drift.
My niece is due to have a baby in a few months so it was
a perfect time to make a Baby Card.
Starting with white cs as my base I then cut some
scraps pieces of paper on an angle embossing
with some very old Cuttlebug Embossing Borders.
Perfect size...
These were attached to a white base.
I then added some pink cs topped with
some scrap DP.
Added various coloured buttons a little cotton
and some rhinestones.
My tag was cut from Kaisercraft  Tag Die
and BABY was cut with Cuttlebug Typewriter dies.
I just love those cb dies. They are one of the first things
I bought many years ago when I was just starting out
making cards.
I am playing along at
Cuttlebug Mania as their challenge is -
use  'New' in your project. Got that one covered (Baby)
where I have used letters - yes that too.
So there you have it...
Thanks so much for dropping in.

Colour Throwdown #374

I loved the colour combination at Colour Throwdown
so went for a cas birthday card -
not bulky and good for posting.
I used basic grey card stock
topping it with multiple stampings
of SU Pocket Silhouettes in
Memento Peanut Brittle & Potters Clay.
I used a SU punch to back my sentiment
which is also SU - Morning Meadow.
Finished it with a little spritzing
some gemstones and a
flutter of butterflies by SU.
Thanks for dropping in today.

Sunday 10 January 2016

I'm Back at 'The House'

Hello there!
I am back from my wonderful break after spending
some most enjoyable time with family over the
Holiday Season.
I must admit to the end I was missing my play time
but that is all good now as my fingers have been
playing with paper again.
their Colour Challenge Here
so of course I had to play.
I went for something cas for this one
using the 3 colours above.
My stamped images are from
Casual Fridays Stamps
inked in Memento Paris Dusk & Summer Sky
Cut out my frame from 2
Spellbinder dies.
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping
and finishing with some bling and a little
punching on the corner.
Thanks for dropping by