Wednesday, August 8, 2012


This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is to be inspired by a picture on Susan's Pure Inspiration Board on Pinterest. I was inspired by many things, and this is what happened...

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Bring on the Cake
Baja Breeze, Whisper White (on inside)
Ink: Soft Suede, Versa Mark
Other: White embossing powder

I made this card for a friend who had a birthday on Monday! Eastern Blooms happens to be a stamp set she really likes, so it was a good choice :) And it didn't involve any candles like the card I made her last year for her big '0' birthday!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Three of something

It was such a surprise today to find the card from my last post showcased at Less is More. Thanks Mandi and Chrissie, it is such an honour! 
The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a one layer card with three of something. I have chosen three techniques in applying ink, stamping, sponging, and colouring!

This card is for my Mum. She has taken my kids home to her house , to give them a holiday, and to give me some time to get work done for uni. I miss them terribly, but I'm so grateful for the time — I wouldn't have been able to do what I have this week if they were here. They are all having a wonderful time.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Less is More 74

This week the challenge over at Less is More is to use their header for inspiration. I was inspired...

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Music Notes (wheel)
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black

I can't remember the name of the stamp set the sentiment belongs to, sorry! It is floating around out of it's original package, but it is definitely SU. I think it may have been in a mini catalogue, but I can't find it. There was another one in the set with a bee (bee happy), and one with an owl — does anyone remember?

I have been working hard on an assignment for uni today, in between doing washing and other such things, looking after my kiddywinkles and baking scones for brekky! So I felt that a little creative therapy would be good tonight...  and it was! :D

Monday, June 25, 2012

A 40th Birthday

Just popping in to share a card I made for a friend's 40th birthday. A group of us gathered at the Hyatt on Sunday to celebrate — we had a lovely morning sipping coffee & eating (far too much) delicious food. It was really nice to take time out of the busyness of life and spend it together. 

Stamps: Just Believe, En Fran├žais
Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Silver Shimmer Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies

And now I have to get on with some work for uni!

Have a great week.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Something more to say & Something shiny

To start with I just want to add to what I said in my last post. In fear of saying too much about my separation, I didn't say all I wanted to, and I don't feel I spoke with my true voice. I just wrote it as "matter of fact" without much about the journey of it. So I would like to share a little more with you. It is difficult to say much about what happened because it is something you don't usually share with the world, but what I do want to say is that the decision was not made lightly. It was years of dealing with some very deep hurt and trying to hold it together (my marriage that is), and months of wrestling with the idea of separation and the ramifications for the children and myself. It truly has been a journey, one that has been difficult, but one that has grown me as a person, and for that I am grateful! The same can be said for my experience with cancer last year. It was hard to face, but I have come out of it a stronger person, with a greater appreciation of life, family and friends, and with a greater desire to live with passion! So there you have it... something more, now said!

And now for something shiny :) It has been some time since I entered a challenge! This one is for the Less is More "something shiny" challenge. What shines is the glitter I have added to the leaves — hopefully that counts as something shiny...

Stamps: Watercolour Vine (wheel), So Happy For You 
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter 

The inspiration for this card came when I was at Uni last week. I was sitting behind a fellow student who was wearing this beautiful cardigan, pictured below. I was so distracted by it and couldn't help but (during class) run away with ideas of how I might turn the design of the cardigan into a card!

I do learn in class too!! Just so you know :)