Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Hi my crafting friends! Here is my entry for this weeks challenge, JAI #18. I really enjoyed making this card. My inspiration for this card came from the fact that my daughters daycare centre Director is leaving. She is going to be missed by all. I hope you like it.
CARD STOCK:- SU Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
INKS:- SU Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark with Gold Embossing Powder
CHALKS:- SU Blue(not sure which one)
BLING:- Flowers White & Blue, Pearl stickers White & Blue, Butterflies Yellow & Blue,
Cardboard Letters

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Technique:- Multi-Coloured Stamping with Markers
Hi Ladies, I have missed the last 2 weeks of JAI :( I have been sick for 2 weeks & have had NO inspiration let alone desire to sit & do craft. I know, I know, I am VERY sick to NOT want to do craft. I am still very sick, but was missing the thrill of entering & checking out all the talent.
So above is my entry for this weeks challenge. I used Amanda Reddicliffe's Blog tutorial on Multi-Coloured Stamping with Markers. I hope you like it.
Card Stock:- SU Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Blue
Markers:- SU Old olive, Tempting Turquoise, Taken W Teal,
Not quite Navy, Blue
Bling:- Blue Pearl sticker

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Here is my entry for this weeks challenge, JAI #14. I had to change my ideas a lot as I made this bauble, decorated it I should say. I am pleased with my end result. My gorgeous son (5) ask me what it was for and I told him a competition on my computer. He proceded to tell my he thinks I should use it for Christmas. God Bless his little heart.
Pape Bauble
Paper: SU Designer 6X6
Chalk: Blue (not sure which one)
Bling: Paper flower, wire with pearl beads.
Ink: SU Baja Breeze with Aqua painter.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Hi again ladies. Time for another entry into JAI Challenge. This week it is a colour challenge, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana. I have made a scallop medallion card. I did case my idea from Split Coast Stampers. Hope you like my attempt at this challenge.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This weeks challenge at JAI is a Sketch Challenge. Here is my entry.
I almost forgot to list my entry. PHEW! Here I am in bed quickly uploading it.
I did enjoy this weeks layout/sketch. I did however make 2 cards, only because I forgot the strip on the right side and couldn't change the 1st card. No matter I
now have 2 beautiful cards to use.
CARD STOCK: SU Close to cocoa, Real red(I think?), Very Vanilla
INKS: SU Chocolate chip(of course), Real red, Green galore.
EMBELISHMENTS: Red flowers, Cream string, Binding ( side strip,inked )

Monday, April 5, 2010

JAI 11

Closed Purse

Open Purse

What a challenge this weeks is. I had to actually use my brain for a change LOL.

I have spent far TOO MUCH time on this challenge, BUT I do love the outcome.

I have cased it from SPLTCOAST STAMPERS GREAT idea!

I have HAND embosed a piece of card to get alligator skin effect. (Took night after night in front of the TV to complete). I have stitched around the edge of the whole pures & also around the floral strip & corners as well as the leather look strip on inside of purse with the closing stud; BY HAND! I had to painstakingly put 1mm spaced wholes every where 1st before stitching it.

Hope you like my effort at a Faux Purse.

Card Stock: Close to cocoa, designer paper.

Cotton Thread: DMC 3862

Ink: Versa Mark with Clear Embossing Powder(LOTS TOO)

Embelishments: Hodge podge Hardware brad & frame, a mirror.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Hi Ladies, I know it is EXTREMELY LATE! JAI10
I have been up at the childrens hospital for the last 5days. My niece came to Melbourne for a small operation. I have been there helping out anyway I can.
I just couldn't let this challenge lie. So here I am uploading my entry at 11:43pm YAWN ZZZzzzz...... Oh sorry, I am awake, I think?
I have made the most basic card with SU products.
CARD STOCK: Whisper white, Close to cocoa, Cameo Coral, Cardboard(Kraft)
INKS: Blush blossom, Black, Versamark
CHALKS: Close to cocoa
MISC: White gel pen, Bling

Monday, March 22, 2010



Hi my crafty partners from Just Add Ink. Here is my latest entry for the JAI9 Layout Challennge. I found this challenge rather easy, which is good as I have been busy with my son's b'day celebrations. He makes me so proud, he is 5yrs old and in Prep.

My inspiration for this card is a friends B'day at the end of the month. She has a very distinctive taste, so that made it very easy to choose the colours . I am very happy with my result. All the best in this the 9th Challenge for Just Add Ink


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Just Think Easter
Here is my attempt at a woven basket. I have been so busy and distracted this week. I know this is a very late entry, but I couldn't ruin my record of entering every JAI Challenge so far.
So I hope you all like my basket, and have a very HAPPY EASTER!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Miss Kelly's Wedding Card

My son's Prep teacher is getting married, so I decided it would be nice for him to give her a card to help celebrate the occasion.

Here is the Finished Master Piece. I am extremely happy with the outcome.

Friday, March 5, 2010


This week over at Just Add Ink there is another fabulous challenge. It is a colour challenge this time around. I was fortunate enough to get top 5 last week. (Head Swirl) Have a go at their challenges, I am learning so much from entering these challenges.
**** My Entry for JAI 7 ****

The inspiration, (other than the colours ) for this card was the need to make a birthday card for a new friend who had a birthday & I didn't know. So the colours aided in making a bright & cheery belated birthday card.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


This weeks JUST ADD INK CHALLENGE is a sketch/layout to inspire your creativity.

This Layout I found very nice & easy yet still gives a great result. I am SO happy with my card this week. I wanted to make a card for my Physio, as he is getting married at the end of this month. I had my monthly appointment with him this evening, so I decided to make the most of the layout & do a wedding card for him and his soon to be wife.
(I just have to say, I so recommend Physio.This guy has helped me so much & ceased a lot of back, neck & shoulder pain)
I used Butterfly embossed pearl card for the main part, then used the back of a piece to colour match & stamped in Going Gray SU, wedding appropriate WORD stamps all over it. Too many to name the sets they all came from, but all SU. I used the SU Curly Lable punch, silver glitter card (love it), Black SU ink. Silver cord, flower embelishments and a bling. Versa marked the Bride and groom and clear embossed it..


Tuesday, February 23, 2010


This weeks challange over at Just Add Ink, is a really GOOD one.
The following text is the challage!

Stamp it, colour it, dye it, punch it, stick it on, stand it up -it's up to you!
Your creation can be a card, scrapbooking LO or a 3D project.
The most important thing is to
I decided to make a canvas for above my kids beds.

This one is for my daughter, Aislinn 3yrs

And this one is for my son, Will 4.9yrs LOL (March 23rd 5yrs)

I have basically used SU ink pads to decorate the canvas.

I Just pressed the pad onto the canvas many times,

twisting and turning as I went.

Then I went to town adding DIMENSIONS

Everything else I used this time wasn't SU products.

I am really happy with my results.

My kids were the real answer to wether I had done a good job or not.

They love them and even wanted them on their wall before I had finished.

Hope you enjoy & are enspired my entry.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Here is my entry into the 4th Just Add Ink Challenge. The following colours are the inspiration for this week.

I used some carboard for the kraft as I don't have any SU Kraft.

Card Stock:- Whisper White & Desinger Rose Red

SU Chalks:- More Mustard

SU Inks:- Black, Sage Shadow, Rose Red

I used More Mustard chalk on whisper white to create my own paper.

I did the same with the Sage Shadow & Rose Red Inks.

Bling:- Diamenties, Heart Button that matches perfectly.

Ribbon:- SU Hemp Twine Natural.

SU Punches:- 1. 1/4 inch Circle, 1. 3/8 inch Circle, Round Scallop.

Stamps:- SU Seeing Spots & 2006 SU Set (Name not known)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

JAI3 Sketch Challenge

This weeks JUST ADD INK has a sketch challenge for us. I had an instant idea for this card, as soon as I saw the sketch. Mind you it has still taken me a while to make my card. I do like my end result except the GRRRR......Birds, I slipped while doing them. Not to worry. I have included a pic of the inside of my card. I hope my card is a pleasing to you. Good luck all.



While I was making this card I realisd I needed a card for a 3yr boy as my 3yr girl had her 1st birthay party invite. I was checking out all the entries so far in this challenge. Then I came across the best card for this little boy, who had given my daughter a Jungle Animal Invitation.I want to make it CLEAR the next card is NOT an entry to this challenge. My entry is the above card. The credit for this card is inspired by LOUISE. Thanks so much!
Sorry I forgot to add the products used on JAI3 ENTRY:-
I used a generic brand pale blue card stock for the base of the card. I then used SU Bashful Blue chalk as well as a dab of other SU Blue chalks, on a scrunched up strip of the same blue card as the base. I then applied a layer of SU Crystal effects. The purpose was to create a water look. I then used some craft cork under the water strip to represent sand. I stamped this with the 'Delight' stamp from the SU Life Definitions Set. Everyone knows a sunset is a 'DELIGHT'.
I also cut a circle out of the middle of the front of the card and placed a generic yellow circle on the inside of the card. When the card is opened you can see a sunflower. I used SU Summer Sun Chalk on the petals and also on the front of the card to create sun rays. I have dotted around the edge of the front of card with SU Crystal Effects and once dry I used the SU Silver Uni-ball pen and placed silver dots in the middle of each dot. In the centre of the SUN/SUNFLOWER, I have used the 'Happy Birthday' stamp out of the SU 'Thinking Happy Thoughts" Set. To make the middle of the card match the front, I used the SU Scallop Punch to make a cork border. SU Chocolate Chip ink used for all stamps. That's all folks. LOL

Monday, February 1, 2010

JAI2 'Just Add Hearts'

Hi everyone,

This week on JUST ADD INK the challenge is 'Just Add Hearts'. One would think oh how easy WRONG! I have made a total of 3 cards and thrown 2 out and adjusted the 3rd a few times. I am really happy with my end result. I tried very hard not to use traditional Valentines Colours, but in the end went for EXACTLY that! Red, White and Black. Anyway I hope you like my card. Oh and THANKS ladies for all the entries, I just LOVE looking at all the different talent. xxx

Card stock :- Stampin Up, Real Red, Black & Whisper White.

Inks :- Stampin Up, Real Red & Black

Embelishment :- Stampin Up, Hodgepodge Hardware Buckle

Ribbon :- Generic Brand Black

Punch :- Stampin Up, Lace Scallop

PS. Good Luck Everyone!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Hi, I know it has been a while since I have added anything. However, I have the best thing to get you started, if your having the same lack of inspiration as me. JUST ADD INK is a new challenge site. The 1st challenge is a colour challenge. You have to make anything out of the following STAMPN UP colours:-

You are also allowed to use whatever products you have at home, yep that's right, you don't actually have to use STAMPIN UP products. However I did, and prefer to. The best part is they are actually offering a PRIZE! Below is my entry to this challenge. I hope you like it.

Stamps:- Stampin Up 'BEAR NECESSITIES'

Chalks:- Stampin Up So Saffron, Taken with Teal, Rose Red

& Chocolate Chip (Used with aqua painter)

Inks:- Stampin Up Chocolate Chip & Versamark (Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder)

Card:- Stampin Up So Saffron, Taken with Teal, Rose Red Designer Paper,

Chocolate Chip & Whisper White.

Punches:- 2x No name brand Leaf Designs.