Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ROP Challenge - Patchwork Card

My little baby turned 5 on Monday
and to help her celebrate we had a party.
Since having my blog this would have to have
one of the longest breaks I had from making cards.
Not that I haven't wanted to, seriously I could
hear my craft room calling me.
However, this week there was no time
for anything else other than getting things
ready for Annie-May's birthday party.
And let me tell you, it was worth every second
of stress that I went through.
.....including the whole day it took me to make the cake.
.....and the arm strain putting up decorations.

.....and the 20 little girls here on Sunday.
Every year we have a theme and this year
was no exception.
The Circus came to town and no circus
is complete without a clown.
Annie-May was lucky enough to have not one, but two
clowns. Daisy (the paid professional), ........
was absolutely brilliant and her sister Maddie.....
(who is in just a clown in general!!!!)
And so we survived another party, and
apart from the huge pile of presents in
my loungeroom life returns to normal and
that means more challenges.
Once again the very generous Summer has
put up for grabs a great prize and all you have
to do for your chance to win is make a card.
Sound simple, right, well it is.
Just head over to our Roses on Paper Challenge
Blog for all the details of this weeks
Patchwork Card Challenge,
hosted by the very talented Jodi.
Magnolia Stamps (available from Roses on Paper)
Red and Purple Bazzil
BoBunny Marakesh Vines Paper
Copic Markers
atyou Spica Markers
Crystal Effects
Dew Drops
Quilting Template

Friday, March 6, 2009

70 Years of Wedded Bliss

When my auntie asked my to make an anniversary
card for her dear friends, of course I said yes.
When she told me it was for their
70th Wedding Anniversary I was speechless.
I can't even begin to image 70 years old,
let alone being married for 70 years.
How different their lives have been to young married
couples starting out today.
I've tried to capture how I imagine their romance would
have been, the antique script of the many love letters
they would have written each other, the weekly bunches
of roses - just to say I Love You and the hat pin from the
Sunday Best as they dressed for church,
SU - Stipple Rose, French Script, Cherish word
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Cream & Brown Cardstock
Spica Markers
Scallop & Circle Punches
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Hand Made Hat Pin


Monday, March 2, 2009

ROP Sketch Challenge - Warm Wishes

Get your stamps inked up, it's Challenge time again.
With Summer from Roses On Paper offering some
wonderful prizes each fortnight you'd be crazy not
to join in.
Our host for Challenge # 7 is Rosette, who has
dazzled the DT with her beautiful creation.
For those of you who love layering your cards
Rosette has provided an awesome sketch for
you to work with.
For all the details head on over to the
I'd been waiting for the right time to use this gorgeous
Elisabeth Bell Sugar Nellie stamp - Hug in a Mug,
and what better time than now.
After managing to avoid all the flu bugs
that have hounded my DT friends for so long
it finally caught up with me.
The long awaited for cool change finally hit Melbourne,
but along with it came the coughs and colds.
So while I was sitting bundled up on the couch drinking
my honey tea, hugging my beloved flower cup, the
inspiration came to me, now was the time to use
this beautiful stamp.
Last month Elisabeth announced that she will be working
exclusively with 4 stores, and as you know Summer
is the owner of one of those lucky stores.
I'll keep you up to date with new stamps at
Roses On Paper, but in the meantime, head over there
for the Sugar Nellie, Magnolia and The Greeting Farm
stamps that Summer has in store
Elisabeth Bell , Sugar Nellie - Hug in a Mug
Basic Grey - Bittersweet Paper Pad
Copic Markers
atyou Spica Markers
Crystal Effects
Flower Soft
Heart Brads


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Good Friends Never Go Out of Style

Last week's sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday
was so much fun I thought I'd do it again this week.
Once again, my very talented friend Susan, is guest
designer for the challenge.
As soon as I saw this image, Pretty Head Rachel
from The Greeting Farm, I immediatley thought
of my daughter's Bratz Dolls -
Sassy, Sexy, Styl'n and Sultry, so what better
paper to use than Basic Grey's Sultry Paper Pad.
Pretty Head Rachel - Digi Image - The Greeting Farm
Basic Grey - Sultry Paper Pad
Copic Markers
atyou Spica Markers
Crystal Effects
Prima Flowers
Corner Punch
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