Thursday, December 9, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas

I have been having lots of inky fun and playing along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas - man how he continues to find all these ideas is amazing, such talent. I especially love how he goes that little bit further and instead of just one technique each day he has lots of other ideas at the end of the post. 

Here are my tags that I have done so far.

Tag 1

Tag 2

Tag 3

Tag 4

Tag 5

Tag 6

Can't wait to see what the last few are like, as he is upto No. 9 , that means 3 more to go.  Those 12 days just fly by.

Thanks for dropping bye.
Enjoy your day.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scrappy Cow Retreat

Wow, can't believe it has been so long since my last post.   I could go on about excuses but truth is that I have just been slack and preoccupied with other things and unfortunately the blog lost out.

Last month I went to Margaret River over the Halloween weekend for a scrapbooking retreat with Scrappy Cow in Margaret River.  It was held at Australis and we all had the best time.  Great company, great food and lots of scrapbooking.

Saturday night was dress up and Kareena and friends did a fantastic job with the decorating of our scrapping room.

Here is a snapshot of everyones efforts from the weekend.

I even managed to get some layouts done which was fantastic because I havent scrapped for ages.

It was really nice to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. 

Thanks for looking


Monday, July 19, 2010

Cyber Crop Challenge

Of the 7 challenges I completed three and here they are:

CC#1  by Elise McKay:  challenge to use Black & White Papers and 1 other colour of your choice, plus Bling Black or you choose.

CC#2 by Leanne Allinson:  Challenge was to use beads or rhinestones (I used both)  doilies and two photos

CC#3 Sketch Challenge by Elise McKay

It was fantastic to get some scrapping done  over the weekend.  I have really missed it and need to find some time to do some of my kits that have been sitting around.

Thanks for looking


Scrapboxx Cyber Crop

I forgot to post this on Friday.  This was held on Friday night and it was a blast.  The girls set 7 fantastic challenges, unfortunately I only got 3 finished but it was so good as I got my mojo back and was very pleased with the results.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Colour Challenge # 30

This week's colour challenge at Inkspirations is using these gorgeous colours:

Here is my contribution to this weeks colour challenge:

It is a little note pad and pencil set, which would make a great gift and is perfect to have to jot down those all important notes.  I just love the new  Very Vintage wheel and Vintage Vogue they are so versatile.

 items used are from Stampin Up:
cs:            Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry
dsp:         Haiku
Ink:          Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Very Vintage and Vintage Vogue, definitions
other:    Sizzlits Lots of Tags,  and wide oval punch
pencil,glittered brad and
pti - template

Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Margaret River Cow Parade!!

In May for the Mother's Day weekend I went down south to Margaret River to see Mum.  Unbeknown to me Margaret River and surrounding towns had been invaded by Cows of the fibeglass kind.

The cows have been created by various artists and went on display back in March/April of this year and in July they will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to charity.  Here is a link to the Margaret River Cow Parade.  On the welcome page there is a link to all of the cows that have been created.  I was only able to photograph a few of them.  There has been an  absolutely amazing the amount of thought, preparation and work that has gone into these beauties.  They are all  incredible.  Anyhow here is a photo of the ones that I actually saw.

Going left to right from top I will give you their names:
I've been everywhere cow                                         Margaret River Visitors Centre
Mooses (Rescue Cow)                                              Last seen at Visitors Centre but moves around
Moothane Factory                                                     Margaret River Timber and Hardware
Vineyard Cow                                                            Quest
Something to Crow About                                         Margarets Forest
Brahman the Barman                                                 Margaret River Hotel
The Winemaker (Half Full Cow)                                Watershed
Dame Edna Tea Patty                                                IGA
Pharmooist                                                                Chemmart

The work in these alone was fabulous.  The Pharmooist Cow was covered in hundreds and thousands of different coloured plastic juice type bottle tops, huge amount of work.  I took the photo from the street side as unfortunately some lovely person/s had picked off some of the lids from the otherside. 

My most favourite cow was the Moothane Factory.  All the parts moved and somehow they had connected it up so that everynow and then it spewed out methane gas, very clever. 

 I spent a lovely morning strolling up the main street looking at these creations and then in the afternoon my sister and I took Mum and Dad and my sister's Mother In Law  to the Watershed Vineyard for a most delightful afternoon tea.  It was a little chilly so it was very nice to sit behind glass walls with the warmth of the afternoon sun behind us. 

Thanks for dropping by, hope that you have had a wonderful day.

A touch of Vintage!!

Over at Scraptivate they have a monthly challenge.  This months challenge was Vintage.  Here  is my contribution to this theme.  I have created an ATC.

I have used a little lace, some pearls, a hand made crocheted flower, a found pearl ended pin, an antique button that came from my MIL's button collection, and I have used shrinky with the new Tim Holtz die which has been highlighted with Treasure Gold - copper.  I inked around the edge with frayed burlap and used a little more of the copper treasure gold.

I hoped you enjoyed looking, have a brilliant day and thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where has the time gone!

Wow!  I can't believe it has been that long since I last posted.  I haven't done a lot of crafting over the last month but I will share with you what I have done.

There has recently been another round of U Stamp with Dawn & friends this time using the Big Shot.  There was as usual some very creative projects put forward and here is my take on just two of them.

This is my take a gorgeous project put up by Danielle Daws.  It is a little picnic basket a perfect little gift box for that something special.

This little book is my take on a project by Natasha Zandbergen .  It is perfect to carry in your handbag or as Natasha said in your glove box.  Opened it has 2 little stacks of note paper that can be removed and used to leave a note.

Both of these projects used Stampin up products to complete including the Sizzix clear square scallop die and the top note die the for basket.

This gorgeous little basket is from the last round of U Stamp Spring Soiree which I have just finished.  It is my take on a beautiful project by Kirsty Brown.  I used a blue and brown theme for mine as I am going to
 give it my Dad for part of his father's day present.  I will fill it up with his favourite vege seeds and some gardening hand products, perfect. 

I have also completed another week on the Gothic Arch Challenge at  Inkurable Stampers.  I am a little behind I think they are currently upto week 7 or 8 at the moment, but I have week 4 almost finished and with the school holidays just around the corner shouldn't take too long to catch up.


This was Makeesha's recent sketch challenge #27 which I unfortunately didn't have time to post before the deadline.  This was for my MIL's birthday and I finally got to use the new Vintage Vogue stamp  from Stampin Up.  Just love how it turned out.  All products used were from Stampin up with the exception of the g/g ribbon and prima pearls.

I won't leave it as long between posts next time.  Thanks for dropping bye, I will be back shortly with some photos that I took on a recent trip to Margaret River of their Cow Parade. 


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mothers Day Card and Colour Challenge!

I have been wanting to make a Flowerpot Card for ages and with Mothers Day just around the corner decided it was the perfect opportunity.  It also fitted in perfectly with this week's colour challenge # 21 over at Makeesha's blog, albeit just in time.   The colours chosen work so well together, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Real Red and Whisper White and I really enjoyed working with them.

So here is my card which will be on it's way shortly to my Mother In Law.

Products used:
 Stampin up
Old Olive, Whisper White cs, Spring Break dsp
Petal Pizzazz Stamps
Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue ink
Real Red ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch
Other:   Buttons to match, white scrappers floss

Thanks for looking, have a fabulous day.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Want to have these!!!

OMG how gorgeous are these flowers!!  Bridge has made some beautiful flowers and is having a give away on her blog.  If you would like to be the lucky recipient then head on over here and good luck.

Have a great day.

Karen x

Monday, April 12, 2010

Becky Fleck is coming of Perth!!

Woo hoo, I am so excited about this.  Becky Fleck from Page Maps is coming to Perth next month.  This has been arranged by collaboration of several scrapbooking shops in and around Western Australia for 1 day of awesome fun.  Details are available from Scrapbooks from the Heart but you have to hurry as places are very limited.  I have sent in my registration form so I am hoping that I will get a place.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Anniversary and Colour Challenge!

21 years today!  Wow the time has gone so quickly, just flown by.  To celebrate our anniversary I made this card for my husband. I also tailored it to match Makeesha's Inkspiration Colour Challenge #20 for this week.

All products used from Stampin Up:

c/s          Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla,
dsp:        Chocolate Chip side of Bella Rose
ink:         Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
stamps:  Friends 24/7, Framed with Love, Basic Phrases, Short and Sweet
Chocolate Chip GG ribbon

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink they have a colour challenge using some gorgeous colours that I had not thought of putting together. 

Here is my entry for this weeks JAI #10:

I am quite please with the way this turned out and as such will be a gift to my Mother In-Law for Easter.

Stampin up ingredients:
c/s:            kraft, close to cocoa,small amount of whisper white to stamp images onto
dsp:           pink flamingo
ink:            close to cocoa, blush blossom, cameo coral
stamps:     eggcoutrements, oval all
punches:  large oval, scallop oval, scallop circle, scallop border, curly label
other:        paper crimper, kraft taffeta ribbon
non s/u:   sizzix box #3, big shot, acetate

Thank you for dropping by and looking.  Have a lovely day.


U Stamp with Dawn and Friends Spring Soiree!

Wow!  The Spring Soiree over at UStamp with Dawn and Friends has started and the projects that have been posted so far are amazing.  I couldn't possibly make them all over the next 4 - 5 weeks.  So will be picking a few to make up, to start with.  One of the projects posted is a beautiful Easter Purse and card set by Becky Roberts which I have made.  It's not to late to join in either, just pop over to the website and sign up.

 Here is my take on this project. 


The purse I will be using as a special Easter Basket for my parents and of course the card to match.  I just love that chocolate bunny stamp he is so cute. 

I will post some more projects shortly, just finishing off a very cute Easter Egg Box.

All products used are stampin up except for the sentiment stamp and brads.

Thanks for dropping in, have a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #8

This week at Just Add Ink their challenge is Just Add  Easter.  Having received Makeesha's Easter basket that she designed for Splitcoast Stampers recently I couldn't resist making one and to put some very yummy lindt bunnies in it.

Products used:
Stampin Up:  dsp from 2007 can't remember the name
c/s  -  old olive
inks - chocolate chip
star punch, wide oval punch
penny black easter wishes stamp
shredded tissue paper

Thanks for looking


Inkspirations Colour Challenge #19

This weeks sees another Inspirations colour challenge being hosted this time by Chantelle and the challenge is to use Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.

Here is my take of this weeks challenge:-

Products used:
Stampin up
c/s taken with teal, whispher white, chocolate chip, regal rose
inks - regal rose, chocolate chip
ribbon - rose red
mat pack
stamps: Upsy Daisy, Great Friend
scalloped oval punch, wide oval punch
Kaiser pearls

Thanks for looking


Monday, March 1, 2010

Card Challenges!!

This week I have combined two challenges into one card Just Add Ink JAI#6 and Makeesha's Inkspiration Inspiration Challenge#18


Recently I added some new things to my stash so was very pleased to be able to use them for this challenge: Curly Label Punch and Vintage Labels.

Stampin Up
cs   - pink pirouette, baja breeze, rose red, whisper white
dsp - raspberry tart
ink - pomegranate
stamps - vintage labels, short and sweet, great friend
ribbon - rose red
punches - word window, curly label
Kaiser - pearls

Thanks for dropping by


Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Lace

This is for challenge 2  at Inkurablestampers Gothic Arch Challenge on Flickr.  I have put a link to my Flickr Gallery on my blog or just go here

All stamps are from Cherrypie Art Stamps
Lyra water colour crayons
Milled Lavendar distress ink

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, February 27, 2010


Here is my contribution for this week at Theme Thursday which is all about flourishes.

For my flourish I have used a cuttlebug die, German Scraps wings and border.  Image is a freebie from Shabby Chic Papirskatter.

Thanks for looking have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Adding Dimension!

Over at Just Add Ink this week their challenge #5 is all about adding dimension.  I have been wanting to make the mini pizza box from Splitcoast Stampers for ages.  So I did.  I have used mainly Stampin up products.  The box is so versatile you can use it hold a  small gift or a set of cards.  I am going to be using it with chocolates as a special thankyou.  The hand rolled roses are from the Kaiser blog.

Stampin Up producs:
cs                Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore
dsp              Raspberry Tart
ink               Purely Pomegranate
stamp          Short & Sweet
Prima:          Rose leaves, pearls & flourish

I had lots of fun playing along,thanks for looking.  Have a great day.