Friday, September 18, 2015

Just Add Ink challenge # 280 - Just add glimmer!

I'm rearranging my craft room so it is in a bit of a mess right now, but when I saw the JAI challenge this week I had to clear a space and get out the glitter paper. Now finding that paper was a bit of a mission in itself!

I just loved Wonder Woman as a kid and have been trying on outfits for a fancy dress party, one of which was a Wonder woman costume, so that's where the inspiration for this card came from.  I only used die cuts for the stars the rest I drew free hand and cut out.  



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Weddings - JAI Challenge #263


You might notice I have not posted for quite some time.  I've had a busy 6 months and didn't hardly sit at the table in my craft room.  Now I have a bit of time to card so thought I wonder what this weeks JAI challenge is.. Just Add.....Weddings!  

Yeh I love weddings.  A good friend and colleague  of ours was married a few months ago.  I had been asked to make a big card for us all to sign.  I was very pleased with it but alas I didn't take a photograph so can't show it to you.  I've made this similar one in normal card size for the JAI challenge.

I embossed with white on the dress and shirt for detail.  I sorry I don't know where I got the template for this card from 


I thought I might as well use this opportunity to show you the table runners Martine and Omid asked me to make for their wedding.  These are flowers made from coffee filter flowers.  They are so easy and fun  to make.  I got the idea from here.  I glued them on with my glue gun.


The runners and flowers hung over the edge of each table.

This is the front of the bridal table.

And of course the back that the bride and groom see have to look good too.  

Here they all are with over 100 flowers.



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Just Add Texture

I'm on holiday so I get to spend some quality time with my craft room.  We haven't seen each other for a while so I've been enjoying being a little creative again.
This week I can also join in the JAI Challenge, Just Add Texture.  I must admit I had so many ideas for this challenge but in the end I decided to go with a clean and simple look while using a media out of the pantry.

I Decided to add texture by using cup cake paper cups.
 I used mini cup cake papers with punches.  It's a bit fiddly getting the thin papers into the punch so I used a post it note to help slide them through.
I also added texture to the background by embossing the card.  





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wedding boxes

My lovely friend Linda Married her man Mack a few weeks ago.  

 I love hearing about peoples wedding plans and was excited when Linda asked me to help her with her table settings.


We came up with these little boxes.  Then we had to decided what to fill them with.  After many tasting sessions we came up with a yummy fudge.

Here are some of the 64 boxes of fudge I made.

Congratulations Mack and Linda!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Girls weekend away.


I Had a fantastic weekend away with the lovely ladies I work with.  It's great to get away from the city and laugh till your stomach hurts.  
Tigger ready for bed.

We ate so much! Many hands make yummy food!

With wild weather outside were warm and cozy inside.

Don't you just love a warm fire place.

Sunday the weather cleared long enough for some fresh air and a walk on the beach.  
The cold air refreshing after being stuck inside.
Emmanuelle enjoys the view.



I can't help but be a little silly.  Maybe it's the wind.

The them for dinner was Mid winter christmas.  I couldn't help myself and had to make some christmas boxes.  I printed the score for silent night on vanilla card and used a medium oval with circle cut outs for the holly.



Thanks lovely ladies I am truly blessed to call you friends.  Love you guys.





Happy Birthday Lions

Recently my mum's Lions club had a birthday.  They were having a dinner to celebrate so I made some sweet boxes for all the ladies.

The Lions club has done many wonderful things for the community so it was nice to give a little back to the people who give their time for others.





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Rob

It was my partner Rob's birthday last week.  He is my biggest critic when it comes to my cards so I always want to make him something special.  For those of you who know the movie Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy you will understand the significance of turning 42 or at least the number 42.  

 While making the card I found myself humming "Good bye and thanks for all the fish".
 This is one of the characters Marvin who always makes us laugh.  I made a black silhouette then overlaid it with white pieces of card I had sponged to make the shadow and dimension.

If your in the mood for a completely senseless movie Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is fun.


My sister Chantell made this lovely card for Rob.  I just love the colours she has used.