15 August 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge - August 2017

For this month's challenge, Gerda has kindly us the image "Cake Monster" aka "Birthday Monster" and what a cutie he is.
I found this perfect background paper and a wooden cupcake in my stash that I thought would be perfect for him.  I came up with the sentiment myself and used my red Viva pen here and there.  Thank you Gerda for this image and hope all those looking at my creation think he is cute too.
This is the link to Gerda's Monthly progressive challenge:


Have you heard of Createful Heart Digis & Design? Well if you haven't yet, let me tell you about them. A few months ago, Andrea from Sheepski Designs mentioned on her Facebook Group, Mary Smith who was starting an Etsy shop with her creations.  Well, Gail always checks out any digis recommended by anyone and I was immediately taken by Mary's cat digis.  I am a sucker for cat digis, stamps, paper, anything!  I bought them immediately, as we all do, and joined her Facebook group where Mary started a mini-challenge, even offering a couple of freebies to add to my collection.  I was posting my creation on her page, when I noticed her post for DT applications.  I thought OK, procrastinator Gail (big time) should give this a go, a new digi store, early days, what can I lose.  Well, the outcome - I am on the team, hooray, streamers, balloons, the works, I am so happy to be in this little family.  We are starting on the ground floor and have graduated from a mini-challenge on Facebook to our 1st Blog Challenge over at http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/ starting on 15th September 2017.  It is an "Anything Goes" challenge and all the rules are here http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/p/challenge-rules.html. Drop in and meet the team http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com.au/p/meet-team.html.  I think this is the first time a photo has gone up of me, not real good at selfies but Mary wanted one, so whatever the boss wants, the boss gets!
For my first creation for Createful Heart Digis & Design and their first blog challenge, I have chosen to work with "Princess Annabelle".  Isn't she just adorable, a perfect image to use on a card for that favourite little girl in your life, a must in anyone's digital collection.  She is available in the Etsy shop here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/532808386/princess-annabelle-image-stamp?ref=shop_home_active_7, or if you want to have a look at all Mary's designs just click on this link https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Createfulheartdigis?ref=l2-shopheader-name. While you're clicking links go to Createful Heart Digis & Design Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1802862793362586/ and join in the fun. You will find the guidelines of the group in the files section, along with a Members Birthday file, so be sure to read the guidelines and put your details in the birthday and blog folders.  When it's your birthday, Mary has a great deal if you purchase 2 digis from the shop, you can email her for another image free.  I could not pass on that deal myself; "Happy Birthday Gail", I bought you two new digis for your collection, but you will actually be getting three, great present! Well have I forgotten anything to tell you in my first post for Createful Heart, probably yes, but in my favour, this would be the longest blog post I have ever done. Blog posting still scares me a bit! Oh yeah, I forgot, what did I use in my creation?  Well I coloured in Copics, with a bit of Copic Purple Glitter Pen thrown in here and there and some Stella Clear. The background design paper came from one of those 6 x 6 pads you find in your travels, can't even remember which shop, could have even been Big W some time ago, but I thought it really suited the little princess theme.  I created the heart and sentiment in Publisher, because I always use Publisher to do my digital stamp arranging and the flowers, they are from my never-ending stash.  I hope you like Createful Heart Digis as much as I do and join our Group. Also check out our 1st Blog Challenge, it runs from 15th August until 14th September - you have plenty of time to put in an entry. For those of us who don't live in Mary's home state of Indiana, USA, she has put a clock on her blog which is very helpful to those of us in opposite ends of the world, to help you work out the time differences for the challenge dates/times.  See you again soon!  Gail xxx
The challenges I am entering with Princess Annabelle are:

12 August 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Hum"

As promised another piece of inspiration to show you from Ericraft Stamps.  I am so loving Erica's flower digis.  This rose is perfect and can be used for so many themes on a card, sympathy, birthday, friend anything really, so versatile!  If I have tempted you to look further at Ericraft Stamps you will find them over at the Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/531888652/digital-stamp-hum-300dpi-jpeg-file-by?ref=shop_home_active_2 where you will see Erica's beautiful colouring in pencils of this design.  Grab "Hum" and "Buzz" while they are at a special price.  Thanks for dropping by, did I tell you I love Ericraft flower images!

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

Scrapper's Delights August 2017 Progressive Challenge Inspiration

Don't you just love Honey images at Scrapper's Delights?  Well this new range of Honey in the kitchen is no exception.  "Honey-Chef is the progressive challenge digi this month, so I hope you entered last month so you can receive her. If you are new to Scrapper's Delights' Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ please head on over and hit the join group button.  From there the pinned post will give you all the details of the current progressive challenge and how to get hold of Honey Chef.  As a member of the group, you will also find a Fan Member Discount Coupon (only for Group members)  to use to purchase at the store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/ Check out the accessory stamps to go with Honey Chef.  I have used the Kitchen Scene Builder http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1030 and the Kitchen Scene http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1029c   
I used various kitchen pieces and foam tape to create a bit of depth.  There are also some other characters to join Honey in the kitchen if you so desire.  Check out Charlie and Jill - you get both characters in each set and if you can't decide which version to get out of the three available, splurge on the lot with the 30% discount for Group members.  
Thank you for stopping by and have fun in the kitchen!      
The challenges I am entering with this creation are:


10 August 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Buzz"

I love flower stamps and there are two new releases from Ericraft Stamps that are absolutely gorgeous.  This one is called "Buzz" for obvious reasons, don't the two bees just finish off the flowers.  This stamp is available in the Etsy store at a discounted price at the moment so drop in and take advantage of this great offer. You will find it here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/545725237/digital-stamp-buzz-300dpi-jpeg-file-by?ref=shop_home_active_1
I am entering the following challenges with this card:

28 July 2017

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - July 2017

This month we have used the image called "Dog" compliments of Anne Fenton from Annes Digital Art.  I wanted to make a card with this cutie, but at first didn't know what theme, then I thought I could make a card for a new pet.  Thank you Anne for your talent and your generosity in letting the Outlawz Challenge use one of your images.

15 July 2017

Sasayaki Glitter July Progressive Challenge

This is "Summer Witch" the digital image for Sasayaki Glitter's first of two progressive challenges for July 2017. She is such a lovely witch travelling on her broom, so I decided to create a travel card. I have entered this in the Progressive challenge as well as:

10 July 2017

Scrapper's Delights July Inspiration

I just love owl images and when I saw this image in the store I just had to get it.  It's called Twilight Owl. You can find it here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.phpmain_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=1017
and what's great about it, is you get two digis in the purchase, the other one being the owl with a cute night cap on, could even pass for a Santa hat.  It is July you know! The background paper behind the owl image and sentiment (which I came up with myself, not that either part of it hasn't been heard before), sorry back to the paper, is one of the sheets in the Birthday Surprise paper range found here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=171&products_id=17
and is on special at the moment.  The store has some lovely papers to make backgrounds for your digis.  Thanks for checking my owl card out, catch you round the traps!

I will be entering the following challenges:


09 July 2017

Scrapper's Delights Facebook Progressive Challenge July 2017

July's Progressive Challenge is featuring "Jungle Palms"as the featured digi.  If you entered June's challenge, you are eligible to request this digi.  I have used as the blue background, one of the lovely papers from the Love & Friendship Papers range available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=171&products_id=23 
I chose Beach Babe Digi Stamps 4 from my stash to compliment the palm trees and made her pop with a little foam tape.  She is available here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_194&products_id=279 
Be sure to check out the Sea/Beach theme at the store for some more great images to go with your Jungle Palms freebie.  Thank you for checking out my blog.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

07 July 2017

Imagine that Digistamp July 2017 Link-up

I have made this Retirement card for one of my best friends and her husband as they are both retiring today.  I have used the Party Cows Bundle including papers, sentiments and coloured digis.  I chose the cows because they have a farming background and over the years have kept cows. 

06 July 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Flamin' Dragon"

The next dragon has arrived at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/538987237/digital-stamp-flamin-dragon-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_1 and is available for a limited time at a discounted price.  I am loving all the dragons Erica has come up with and as a matter of fact they are all discounted, but be quick.

30 June 2017

Power Poppy "Camellias"

I have been collecting Marcella's images for quite a while now and I have decided it is time to use them extensively.  Her images are so crisp and so very easy to work with.  My aim is to collect every single one of them but I hope that takes a while because I want her to keep producing these gorgeous digital stamps. I was going to create a card with Camellias, when I by chance found her blog challenge, so I hope as soon as I finish this blog post I can get it over to her blog and beat the deadline.  Thank you for looking.

28 June 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge June 2017

I love this month's progressive challenge digi "Hello Friend Turtle" from Gerda Steiner Designs, thank you so much for your generosity in giving us an image each month to create with. This month I have used an embossed card and simply put a strip of washi tape across it and of course added a sentiment.  Love washi tape, just need to know when and where to use it!  Thank you for checking out my blog, see you around the traps.

22 June 2017

Imagine that Digistamp Link-up June 2017

This month I have chosen to create with "Sweet Sleep Boy", a clean and simple baby card.  Not so sure on how I handled the fine hair, hope it doesn't look like a helmet on the little cutie.

21 June 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Someone Light my Fire"

Well here we have another dragon digi from Ericraft Stamps.  This one is called "Someone Light my Fire".  Doesn't he look sick and sorry, perfect for a get well card or you might have a light bulb moment yourself on how to use him.  Again, get him while the dragon new releases are on special at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/537819457/digital-stamp-someone-light-my-fire?ref=shop_home_active_1 .  The price only stays until the next new release subject, but I think there will soon be 1 or even 2 more dragons to collect in the series.  Keep an eye out for the next little cutie, coming soon!.  Thanks for dropping by.

20 June 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Dragon Wish"

A change of pace at Ericraft Stamps - we are going from elves to dragons, roarrrrrrrrrrrr, no sorry, nice dragons, cute dragons.  Of course, the dragon range will be discounted for a limited time while it is a new release so don't forget to visit the EricraftShop Etsy store and grab a bargain https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/537818175/digital-stamp-dragon-wish-300dpi-jpeg?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ericraft&ref=sr_gallery_4.
Erica has done a great job on the dragons, they are so adorable!

18 June 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Elf going Surfin'"

Another Elf image, told you Erica is on a roll with these elves.  "Elf going Surfin'" is available at the Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/536537995/digital-stamp-elf-going-surfin-300dpi?ref=shop_home_active_3 . Get him while he on special - a perfect Christmas digi for those Aussie Christmas summers.  Who needs snow when we have sun and surf at Christmas time.  You wouldn't be dead for quids, would you?

I am entering Kerst/Christmas Facebook Group June 2017 with this card

Ericraft Stamps "Shocked Elf"

Wow, I told you Erica would come up with some more Elves to add to the Christmas in July theme and what a beauty "Shocked Elf" is.  He is available in the Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/522372232/digital-stamp-shocked-elf-300dpi-jpeg?ref=shop_home_active_1 at a discounted price of AUD$1.50 for a couple of more days, so get over there quick before he reverts to the normal price. Erica is pumping the digis out so fast at the moment, I can't even keep up.  The elves will be on special until the next new release hits the shop and I am warning you that is not very far away.  Thanks for dropping by and get started on your Christmas cards early, won't you!

I am entering with this card:

Kerst/Christmas Facebook Group challenge for June

Simply Betty June 2017 Progressive challenge.

Thank you Betty for this gorgeous digi for June 2017.  We were asked to include at least one designer paper, the colour combinations of black, red, yellow and cream, and of course some fairy dust (glitter). I love June Fairy, thank you Betty and Rio for this month's progressive.

The Outlawz Progressive Challenge June 2017

This month's progressive challenge features "My Fair Lady" from SheepSki Designs by Andrea Norris.  Isn't she gorgeous, I just had to find a quote to suit this lovely lady and I found one that I was really happy with.  I am entering the Outlawz Progressive challenge for June with this card and thank you once again Andrea for your support to the Outlawz.

I am also entering a couple of SheepSki Designs challenges with this card:

16 June 2017

Ericraft Stamps - "Cookie Stealing Elf"

At Ericraft Stamps we are continuing with the theme "Elves" for our Christmas in July promotion.  Here we have "Cookie Stealing Elf" found here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/522727548/digital-stamp-cookie-stealing-elf-300dpi?ref=shop_home_active_2 in the Etsy shop at a discounted price of AUD$1.50.  Be sure to grab this elf or one of the others or all to get yourself organised with your card-making for the 2017 festive season.  Use your imagination and add your own sentiment to this cute elf. I have put foam tape under Cookie Stealing Elf's Santa hat to give it dimension even adding a double thickness under the top near the bell.  Don't forget to grab these elves while they are at a 50% discount.  Who knows how long this special will last and be out on the lookout for possibly more elves from Erica: she seems to be on a roll with the cheeky elves and I know the members in her Facegroup Group came up with some great ideas for more.  If you aren't a member, hop on over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ericraft/ and join now.  We would love to see some more members supporting a fantastic Australian digital stamp artist.
I will be entering the following challenges with this card:

15 June 2017

Scrapper's Delights - 15th June 2017 Inspiration

For June's inspiration I am using "Time 4 a Cuppa" which you can find here http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_183&products_id=750 and as an added bonus it is still on special at 40% discounted.  I have also used the coffee pot and some of the sentiments that are on "Coffee Sentiments"
http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_104&products_id=749 also discounted at the moment.  As a matter of fact while the special is in place you could also purchase "Tea Sentiments" http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_104&products_id=748 and get out of it cheaper than the actual bundle is sold for.  What a bargain, you couldn't pass up that.  The background designer paper comes from a 6" x 6" pad called Time for Spring from Fancy Pants Designs.  I have used it quite a bit for Coffee cards, of course, don't know how long it's been in my stash.  I hope you will pop over to the Scrapper's Delights store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/ while the 40% sale on individual digis is still on.  I don't know how long this fantastic sale will last.  Thank you for checking out my inspiration for this month.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

11 June 2017

The Outlawz Challenges "Festive Friday" 9th June 2017

For this week's Festive Friday I have chosen to make a card in the Christmas theme.  I have used "Christmas Kitty" by Bugaboo Stamps

08 June 2017

Mo's Digital Pencil - Big Catch

The Outlawz Challenge - Monday Greetings Get Sporty - Sport inspiration GCC060517

This week I have used a KennyK digi,  "Golfer".  I am so sorry this company has decided to close up shop.  I need to stock up on more of their digis while the sale is on.  I am entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges with this card.

Ericraft - Jolly Elf, new release June 2017

Anyone for Christmas in July, well here at Ericraft Stamps we are on top of that!  Nothing like being organised early with your Christmas cards.  This new release is "Jolly Elf"  and is available at the moment for the low price of AUD$1.50 at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/521312692/digital-stamp-jolly-elf-300dpi-jpeg-file?ref=shop_home_active_1 but be quick because as soon as Erica comes up with another new release "Jolly Elf" will go back to the normal price.  What a bargain to start off your 2017 Christmas card collection.  I have used two Jolly Elves, toasting each other for Christmas. Happy Christmas in July!

I am entering the following challenges with Jolly Elf:

03 June 2017

Ericraft Stamps "Breezy"

My first card for Ericraft Stamps as a Design Team Member.  Thank you Erica for giving me this opportunity to showcase Aussie digital artists.  This digital image is called "Breezy" and is great for practising hair with your Copics, and I think I need more practice.  I love using face stamps on inspirational cards, it gives a more personal touch.  My yellow dot background is not paper, it's actually a washi tape sheet I picked up on special at a retreat shop I recently attended.  Of course my flowers, doily and button come from my stash - how else am I going to get that stash down!  Thank you for joining me today on my first Ericraft journey.  I have purchased Erica's stamps in the past and hope to showcase more for you in the future.  I am also excited to be working with Angie Jones, a talented colourist from our home country Australia.  Us Aussie girls have to stick together to get the word out that  we have digital artists here too, you know.  Check her blog https://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/breezy-faith.html out too for some great ideas to use Breezy.  Erica has a special on Breezy over at her Etsy shop at the moment, but be quick, it won't be $1.50 for too long https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/534050115/digital-stamp-breezy-300dpi-jpeg-file-by?ref=shop_home_active_2

I am entering the following challenges with this card:


01 June 2017

Scrapper's Delights - June 2017 Progressive Freebie

This month's progressive freebie is Lady Constance.  Be sure to join our group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ and request it.  I was away on retreat when I made this card, so my supplies were a little limited, as each retreat I attend, I try to take less.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  However, there was a shop at a neighbouring group retreat and of course, when we did our food shopping in the local town, we found the Reject Shop which is where the clock came from.  I used a stencil to make a bit of a background with a small inkpad on vanilla cardstock and the flower and sentiment came from a Kaisercraft pack.  Of course I coloured Lady Constance with Copics.  Be sure to check out the Victorian/Steampunk section in the Scrapper's Delights store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_206 for more digital stamps that could accompany Lady Constance.  Also, we have a few new rules we want to make you aware of regarding the Progressive Challenges, so head on over to the pinned post over at Scrapper's Delights  https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ to catch up on the latest. Thank you for checking out my blog.
I am entering the following challenges with my card:

30 May 2017

The Outlawz Challenges - May Progressive Challenge

Our May Progressive challenge digi is another cute stamp from Di's Digis called Chicken Run.  Thank you so much to Di Carubia for her continued support of The Outlawz Challenges.

29 May 2017

Imagine that Digistamp May 2017 link-up No. 2

I normally only enter once in a challenge, but after reading the rules, I decided to add another card I made using the coloured version of Teacup Pansies.  I know it's probably cheating because I always like to colour images myself, but I just loved the colours Kristy used on the pansies and I thought it would be a good opportunity to see how my little printer stood up to the test.

Imagine that Digistamp May 2017 link-up

For this month's link-up I have chosen Bloom Where you are Planted http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p206/Bloom_Where_You_Are_Planted.html
This is such a lovely stamp and I chose to make a clean and simple card.  I coloured with Copics and wouldn't you agree, the boots on the fence really pop just by colouring.  Thank you again to Kristy Beach for her amazing talent.  I just love the Imagine that Digistamp store http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Gerda Steiner Designs - May 2017 Progressive challenge

This months Progressive Challenge is using Flowers for You by Gerda Steiner Designs.  It is such a cute digital stamp, I just love that huge bouquet.  A perfect image for Mother's Day which we have just celebrated, or a birthday card, thank you and just about any occasion.  Be sure to check out Gerda's website, https://www.gsd-stamps.com/collections/all#shop-10268.  I love all her images and have quite a collection myself.

18 May 2017

Scrapper's Delights Thursday Inspiration 18th May 2017

For my inspiration project this month, I have used Sunflower 2 Digi stamp available here
As we have just had Mother's Day I chose to make this card, but the image is perfect to act as a frame for a clean and simple birthday card or any sort of card that just needs a simple verse or message in the centre of the frame of flowers.  I didn't feel I had to add any other embellishments to take away from the beauty of this stamp.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

10 May 2017

Mo's Digital Challenge No. 275

Well, I have heaps of Mo's digital stamps, but this is the first time I have decided to enter the challenge, and just my luck it is the final challenge.  Ah well, better late than never.  Hope you like my Baby with giraffe Age 1 birthday card.

Scrapper's Delights/Kit and Clowder Group colouring challenge April 29-May 13 2017

This is an inspiration piece I did for the Scrapper's Delights/Kit and Clowder Genie colouring event.  I love all of Janice's genies and I think I have the whole collection as well as the sentiments she created to go with the genies.  Why not check them out in the store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_193&zenid=9f48a089941350723de6004b1d5b4fa8 and while this event is on you can get some real bargains especially Genie 5 at only $1.00 plus if you are a member at Kit and Clowder you will find an extra discount code to grab more.  Happy shopping and colouring, but be quick, the competition finishes very soon.

I will be entering the following challenges with this card:

04 May 2017

Aussie Digital Artists Challenge No. 4 - May 2017

I could not resist entering another of Sasayaki Glitter's images in this challenge.  I found the paper in my stash (of course) along with a pregnancy brad and decided to lift it up a bit by attaching to a button.  I thought the paper I used was perfect for a Pregnancy Congratulations card as it was colour appropriate for someone who chooses not to know whether the baby is a girl or boy, but then again, going by today's standards, maybe she does know and just doesn't want to tell us!  What do you think?  Be sure to check out Naz's Etsy shop, Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.  She has some great images and there are so many to choose from.  I am heading over there again before Mother's Day, as she has a great special for us mums I just can't resist.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/Sasayaki-Glitter-Digital-Stamps-1683362591888560/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf for details.

Aussie Digital Artists Challenge 4 - May 2017

For this month's challenge over at Aussie Digital Artists, I have used a Sasayaki Glitter image called "Raining Heart".  I have made a birthday card for a friend's grand-daughter, of course using one of my favourite colours Purple. 

Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday 4th May 2017

This month's Progressive Challenge freebie image at Scrapper's Delights is "Anna Mae 4" and what a cutie she is.  Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the details https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/.  I went with the "sweet theme" for this card and used a flair from my stash.  I used Copics for colouring and printed Anna Mae twice - once with an oval shape and then again without and used foam tape to give her that little lift.  A perfect birthday card for that sweet little girl in your life.  I hope you enjoy creating with Anna Mae 4 in May just as much as I did.

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

29 April 2017

Imagine that Digistamp April 2017 link-up

I won this digi "Retro Waitress" on a recent Imagine that Digistamp Facebook competition. As soon as I saw it, I was taken back to the days of watching Richie Cunningham and The Fonz in Happy Days. What a classic TV show! I could not resist using some of the lyrics to the theme song on this card, as well as sourcing a free jukebox clip art on Google.  After coming up with my ideas for this card, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Erin Moran, RIP Joanie Cunningham.  I hope you like my card and head over to http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html to see the great digi sets, Kristy from Imagine that Digistamp has to offer.  Kristy's digi sets have so much to offer - sentiments, coloured versions of the stamp and some even come with papers, great value for your small outlay.  You will definitely find something there you can't resist - I did!  So glad I found Imagine that Digistamp!

27 April 2017

April Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz

This month's Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz showcases the work of Mary Smith from Createful Heart and what a lovely image is Hummingbird n Morning Glory Flowers.
I have chosen to make a Mother's Day card because here in Australia we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May, I think a little different to some countries.  I have chose a CAS layout to showcase Mary's beautiful image.  Thank you for looking at my card.

Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge April 2017

This month's image from Gerda is called Pen Pal Bear.  What a great image to use on a little note card.  You know those cards you send with a note on the side.  Well I decided to add some lines in the middle of the card.  Nothing like starting a little note on the left hand side when you write on a card and find your message is so crooked and you have run out of room.  This card is perfect for catching up with friends.  Thank you Gerda for yet another cute image for our Progressive Challenge. For those who haven't come across Gerda's website check this out, images full of cuteness I say. https://gsd-stamps.com/

18 April 2017


Steampunk, something I am not real confident with, maybe it's my age group, but I ventured out of my comfort zone and chose Chastity Steampunk 2 for this card http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_206&products_id=884
As a matter of fact, Janice has some great images in the Victorian and Steam Punk section of her store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_206
Why not check them out now - they can be mixed and matched to create something spectacular.  I have coloured Chastity with Copics and used some pipe and cog dies to get into the theme.  I hope my card inspires you to take a look in the store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/
Thank you for joining me today and I will see you at our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/ with your creations.  We may be on the DT Team but your work inspires us too! Have a great day creating!
I will be entering the following challenges with this card:


07 April 2017


Rainy Days Digi 1 - what a great freebie especially with the weather we are having in New South Wales, Australia.  Boy, has it been wet and sad for some families too, lives have been lost in some very bad conditions, and young lives too, families torn apart with grief.  But onto a happier note, this digi is available here https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/.  Why not join our group and get into the swing of our progressive challenge each month, it is a lot of fun and there are always a great range of bargains to be had at the store http://scrappersdelights.com/store/.
Our optional twist for this month was to NOT make a square or rectangle card.  Well I decided to get out one of my WeRMemoryKeepers Lucky 8 punches.  Tools certainly take up a great deal of your stash, just when you think you might be able to whittle away at it, you remember the many tools you have bought over the years,  I cut the doily in half and used that as my base card.  I could not decide between the two sentiments so I used both.  The yellow doily you see peeking out of the bottom of the flowers is supposed to be an umbrella but I think I went overboard with the floral arrangement and the umbrella handle is a toothpick covered with thin wire to make the hook. When I never know what one of my cards can be used for, I always call them inspirational! lol
I hope I have inspired you to go grab Rainy Days Digi 1 and create something beautiful.

I will be entering the following challenges with this card:

28 March 2017

Imagine That Digistamp March 2017

This month I have used "Frogs in Love" just for a general card to show your love for someone.  This month I have used my prismacolor pencils instead of Copics - needless to say I am still learning how to use them!  Thank you Imagine That Digistamp for this digi set.

23 March 2017

Aussie Digital Artists Open Challenge #2

For this month's challenge, I have decided to showcase a digital stamp from Ericraft, this month's challenge sponsor.  This stamp is called "Merry Cocky".  I love using Aussie stamps as our Christmas is in the summer season - no snow for us Aussies!  I have also used some chipboard from Scrapmatts, another Australian company.  The holly sprig I coloured with Copics but the bauble was already in that shade.