Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Have gone back to work after five days off with the flu and asthma, and today the sun decided to shine. I really wanted to be out basking in it, and I was chained to my desk! :-( I did manage to go outside for a couple of minutes to make a mobile phone call, which was better than nothing :-)

I won't have as much time to stamp and create again till the June holidays, but the ideas are coming a little faster lately so maybe I can squeeze a couple in.

It's late so I am off to dreamland for awhile.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Welcome Baby!

A forum friend has just become a grandmother for the first time! I just had to make a card, of course :-)

I used die cut imagesfrom Andrea (thank you, Andrea!) sheer ribbon with suede words, pink brads & ribbon with little loopy bits, silver eyelets, scallop scissors and I drew the hearts and silver & pink bits. (I used pink and silver gel pens of course!)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

How's the weather where you are?

So much of Australia is in drought, yet where I am we are having unusual days of rain. I've put two pictures here to show you the difference between two days ago and today (today it was rainier).
Oh - before anyone gets mad at me because we're getting rain, they do ship lots of water to drier parts of the country from up here!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Pages for my Mother

I had some time to go through stacks of old photos and found some I really wanted to put together as special pages for my Mother. She is one amazing lady and her children and grandchildren all think she is wonderful. Here's how they turned out.


Over at DCM, the dare this week is all about reminiscing: "I would like you to make a card using some thing that you would normally find in an office environment. Such as... staples, paperclips, paper fasteners, file folders, library cards, hole punches, lined paper etc you get the drift."

I started with some mauve paper, then stamped it with the 'fax' and 'paid' stamps. I signed them with black pen, then 'distressed' the paper with Jumbo Java brown ink in the shape of that pad. I cut around the edges with 'Postal' deckle edged scissors and inked around the edges. I took an SU! metal edged tag and wrote 'Just a Note' on it, then clipped it to the paper with the pink fastener. I used a sponge dauber in pink ink for the bg of the base card and mounted the Note on top with a bit of room to spare to accommodate the clip.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

'A Sketch In Time'

This week's Little Extra challenge from DCM gives you a sketch to play with. Remember you can bend it, twist it, shrink it or stretch it - you can even turn it upside down if you like. You don't even have to use flowers if you don't want to (shock, horror!)
Just have fun, and don't forget to let us know you've made a card and where we can see it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Iris fold fan cards

I found out how to make iris fold fan cards today. They are easy to make and are so effective! See what you think:

Friday, May 11, 2007

80th Birthday cards

I had my first (?) order for cards - my DS and DM both asked me to make 80th birthday cards for DS's FIL! (Does family count when we're talking orders??) Well, I played around with some graphics and a photo of the honoured Octogenarian, and came up with two different cards. The card with the plaque on it is A4 size so all the guests at the party can sign it. Inside the blue one it says 'Have a whale of a time' and I put a little picture of a smiling whale there too.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Shane's WIsh

If you've read the story of Shane's wish (see the story on the right) you'll know he is trying to break the record for the most birthday cards ever received by anyone. His 8th birthday is on May 30th. He's a sick little boy and the cards are making him feel more hopeful, so here is one I will send to him this week:

Sunday, May 06, 2007


The DCM challenge for this week is........WINGS!
You can pick any subject, any colour but the card has to incorporate WINGS of some sort-so you can do - butterflies, angels, fairies, insects,birds........anything basically if it has wings!

I decided to try this challenge while making my dear Mother's birthday card - and yes, the 76 trombones have a special personal interest for us!

Thanks for the challenge this week, ladies. It's a lot of fun to join in. Anyone reading this who has not tried a DCM challenge, why not have a go?