Monday 31 August 2015

Washi tape for Father's Day

It's Father's Day this coming Sunday in Australia, so I decided to pull out my washi tape and make some quick cards.
And seeing as I had my washi tape out and I was having fun, I decided to make some birthday ones!

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Thursday 27 August 2015

Wish Big

Just a quick birthday card today, using stamps from Create a Smile (Botanical love and Make a Wish) and some Copics.

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Sunday 23 August 2015

Muse challenge #129

Playing along with this week's Muse challenge - with inspiration provided by Anita Bowden.

 Here's the Muse card:
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Muse Christmas Visions

Playing along with Muse Christmas Visions today - the Muse is Betty Wright.
Here's Betty's card:

I'll also be sharing this over at CAS on Sunday, whose theme this week is to use vellum.  

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Saturday 22 August 2015

Bookmark to match a card

I posted a card for A Blog Named Hero a couple of days ago (you can see it HERE), but I decided to send it with a bookmark as well, so I made one to match.

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Friday 21 August 2015

A new challenge at A Blog Named Hero!

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is right up my alley!  It is called "As Clean and Simple as can be!"  Here's what I came up with:
Our collaboration partner this month is Neat and Tangled - the sentiment is from their "Kindness Matters" set.  I teamed it up with the Heart Winged Butterfly from Hero Arts, which I white embossed onto vellum.  The background was blended with Distress Inks, but I thought it looked a bit flat, so I got out my Rain Dance pattern stencil and sponged water over the top to create a bit of texture. 

Make sure you visit A Blog Named Hero, and add your own CAS creation!

As always, our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, has a $25 gift voucher for one of our entrants!
Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday 20 August 2015

A thank you card at A Blog Named Hero

I have a card over at A Blog Named Hero today - here's a sneak peek!

Please come and visit us at A Blog Named Hero to see the whole card, and to find out how I made this!

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday 16 August 2015

Happy birthday, Paul

It was my brother-in-law's birthday this week, and so I made him this card.  He is a astronomy enthusiast, so I put in a constellation :)
(For all my northern hemisphere visitors, that's the Southern Cross!)
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Saturday 15 August 2015


Well, my week of celebration came to an end, and I have been overwhelmed with the support that people have shown me! Thank you all so much!

But, without further ado:

The winners of the Online Card Class registration are:

Cathy L  (who commented on my CASE of Laura Bassen's card)

D. Ann C (who commented on my CASE of Linda Trace's card)

Jeanne (who commented on my CASE of Jennifer McGuire's Card)

You will be hearing from Jennifer McGuire shortly :D

The winner of the Create a Smile stamp set is:

Mateja Povse (who commented on my CASE of Christine Drogt's card)

You will be hearing from Christine Drogt shortly! :D


*drum roll*
The winner of the pack of crafty goodies is

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Aileen R!

I will email you shortly, Aileen, to get your postal address :)  

Congratulations to all the winners!! 

Thank you all again for your lovely words off congratulation and support!

Tuesday 11 August 2015

CASEing a superstar - Laura Bassen

This week, I am celebrating my 1000th post to this blog!  YAY!

I'm celebrating in two ways - firstly, I'm CASEing some of my all-time favourite cards this week - ones that I have pinned on Pinterest.  These are from some of my favourite card-making superstars.  Today's CASE is of a card by Laura Bassen!

Here's the card I CASEd:

 I actually made two cards based on Laura's card - but the first one I made, I felt was more of a copy than a CASE.  I still like it, though, so here it is! 

Here's the second way I'm celebrating - a giveaway :) 

I have a bag full of goodies, including things from Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Kaisercraft, Stickles, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, The Twinery, Imaginisce, Pebbles, Prima, Uniball, Kuretake, and a couple of other goodies thrown in for good measure! 
All you need to do for a chance to win this giveaway is fill in the Rafflecopter thingamajig below.  There are multiple ways to enter, and each one gives you an entry (or more than one)! I will announce the winner sometime in the week following the close of the Rafflecopter - you have until Friday, 14th August at 2pm AEST (that's 12am EST for my friends in the US and Canada, or 4am GMT for UK and European peeps.)


Now, if you know anything about Jennifer McGuire, you know that she is one of the sweetest and most generous ladies there is.  So when I asked her whether she was OK with me posting a photo of her card here on my blog, not only did she say she was honoured (and my jaw dropped), but she also offered an extra giveaway for my blog event - free registration to the latest Online Card Class - Background Check! Can you IMAGINE how excited I am by this - I have taken part in every single Online Card Class since they began, and I've loved every single one! So, to win a spot in this awesome card class (this is the third one I'm giving away!), all you need to do is comment on this post, telling me your favourite cardmaking style - is it CAS (like me?) Or many layers? Or artsy? Or graphic? Or something else? 

Many thanks to Laura Bassen for being such an awesome cardmaker and video-maker (I always get a laugh from her voiceovers!) and to Christine Drogt at Create a Smile and Jennifer McGuire at Online Card Classes for their generous sponsorship!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for visiting :)