We are ALL Happy Dancing for you Bev!

We are all doing the Birthday Happy Dance for Bev, I hope you have the most wonderful day and I’m sending you BIG hugs all the way from Australia!  Bev is amazing and such an inspiration, head on over and wish her all the best at her blog HERE!

Happy Birthday - Detail

Happy Birthday – Detail

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

To create this card I used inspiration from the new challenge at Altenew where this month’s theme is From the Craftroom: Lime Lemonade, such a sweet inspiration.


You still have time to link up your Birthday cards and best wishes for Bev, just click HERE!

Hugs til next time,


Other Supplies:  Black cotton. Copics – YG00,03,17. Y11,38.

At our Age!

Back today with another card for Scrapbook Boutique.  Now, who doesn’t love a drink with an umbrella in it….  these girls look like they are having such a blast and yipppee I’m holidays so maybe it’s time for a drink with an umbrella in it for me (wink)!  I decided to film as I created just in case you wanted to watch.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Our Age - Detail

Our Age – Detail

Our Age

Our Age

I’ve listed all the links to the products below or you can head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and go shopping yourself.


Other Supplies:  Distress Markers – Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, Squeezed Lemonade, Festive Berries.

Create a Smile September Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway (bonus video)!


How cool that you can join me for this wonderful new release from Create a Smile, and I am sooo excited to be part of this hop, I just had to make a video using Christine’s awesome new stamps…   for the deets on how to WIN a stamp set scroll down!

Here are the new sets, aren’t they adorable!




You can check out my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Surprise - Detail

Surprise – Detail



And for my second card I played with the new ‘Whimsical’ set, such a FUN boy set, lovin’ the retro feel to the images!

I Dig You - Detail

I Dig You – Detail

I Dig You

I Dig You

Create A Smile are a new stamp company in town – their first stamps were released in July 2014. The stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!
Create A Smile is releasing three sets TOMORROW! You can find their store at www.createasmilestamps.com, the stamps will be available for purchase at 8am CET (2am EST).
You can win a 12,50€ gift-certificate for the store – all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick random winner from all the comments – so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) – the more chances you have to be a winner!
You have until Saturday September 12th, 8am CET (that’s 2am EST). The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (September 13th)

Christine is so thoughtful, she even has English ‘explanations’ when you shop at her store, how wonderful!  Hope you are enjoying this new release as much as I am, now it’s time to hop along to

Linda Trace’s fabulous blog

and just in case you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop list.



Surprise – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Create a Smile  – Penguin Party.  Copics – W2,4. RV00,02. Y13,17. C7. Booo,02. BG13,15. R05,27.

I Dig YOU – Other Supplies: Stamps – Create a Smile – Whimsical.  Cardstock – Bazzill – Walnut.  Copics – Y13,17. W4. B000.

Time for a new Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique Bloghop & Giveaway!

Welcome back, it’s time for the new challenge at Scrapbook Boutique, that means it’s also time for  a blog hop…    so of course more wonderful prizes to be won!  You should have arrived here from  Sue’s amazing blog!

For your chance to WIN a $10 store voucher, just leave a comment at each blog along the hop, you have until midday 17th September (you must have an Australian address to be eligible) and the winner will be announced at the Scrapbook Boutique blog 

And for all the deets on how to join this month’s challenge and have the chance to WIN a $30 gift voucher stop by Scrapbook Boutique blog, you have until the end of September to join us!

Here is the inspiration for this month’s challenge…


I focused on the colours and  just had to use the fun little fox from Mama Elephant’s Up & Away set!

Yeah Baby! - Detail

Yeah Baby! – Detail

Yeah Baby!

Yeah Baby!

From here you are heading to the Scrapbook Boutique Blog, thanks for joining us, it’s been heaps of fun!


Other Supplies:  Copics – B000,24. R02,22. W0. E25,33,49.

You Make me Smile Big at Muse!

Hello there, time for some butterfly triangles at Muse today and I had so much fun making this card…   but I also  have a couple of other ideas, what would it look like with all the butterfly triangles popped up?  or I was thinking maybe some glossy accents just over the butterfly itself to add dimension?

I can’t wait to see how this inspires you!

Butterfly Triangles - Detail

Butterfly Triangles – Detail

Butterfly Triangles

Butterfly Triangles


All of the deets can  be found here on the Muse blog….     but here’s how it works:

  • Use ANYTHING you want from your stash to create a project inspired by this week’s Muse.
  • In your post, explain how you were inspired and link back to the Muse blog.
  • Provide supportive comments on at least 3 other member’s submissions.
  • Vote for three of your fellow member’s submissions.

Thanks for stopping by,


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Bazzill Turquoise Mist.  Copics – BG10,11,13,15,72,75. T0. YG00,03,17.  I did also add some shimmer with a clear wink of stella pen as an afterthought…  so pretty!

Dad, my hero!

This is a ‘must have’ set from Paper Smooches, how much fun is this cute little Superman, and so great to colour too.  I was lucky enough to have this card published and now it’s travelling with my Mum to give to Dad today.

Happy Father’s day Dad, I love you!

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dad – Detail



Thanks for stopping by,


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Canary, Powder, Dandelion.  Copics – E000,00,11,25,29,33,49. B21,24,97. Y11,21. R05,27.

Just a Line at Purple Onion Designs (video)!

Welcome back!   Today I have another card for Purple Onion Designs blog, it’s a clean & simple design using these fun birds and stitches.  Does it get any funner than this?

I decided to film as I created so you can watch it if you like.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Just a Line - Detail

Just a Line – Detail

Just a Line

Just a Line

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself!


Other Supplies:  Copics – Y11,13,21,38. BG10,11,13. T0.

It’s an Epic finish at Cards4Men (video)!

Well….  I’m using an Epic stamp set and die, does that count?  What a fabulous masculine set from WPlus9, all the guess work it taken out of it, mix and match and have some fun, I love it!  And look here, is that bling?

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Epic - Detail

Epic – Detail



Yes this is my final Cards4Men design and I’ve had a blast creating this mini series and with a bit of luck will be back soon with some more.  Til then,

Happy Papercrafting!


Other Supplies:

Merci Beaucoup from Mama Elephant & Me!

Can you believe that it’s already time for the new challenge at Mama Elephant and Me!  This month it’s a ‘Paper Piecing Thank You’ and I’ve wanted to stack these cups for soooo long that I thought that it’s now or never lol.

Do you like my paper pieced gold trim?   I’ve gotta say these cups wouldn’t last long in my house because they couldn’t go in the dishwasher (wink)!

Merci beaucoup - Detail

Merci beaucoup – Detail

Merci beaucoup

Merci beaucoup

Here are some basic information for playing along:

  • Your entry must use at least one Mama Elephant stamp
  • Your entry must be based on the challenge/inspiration source provided
  • Your entry must link back to this blog post along with the graphic image
  • Winner gets featured here and a stamp set of choice
  • Deadline is September 28th
  • Link up using the Inlinkz on the bottom
  • Have fun, stamp, stamp, stamp!!!

Don’t forget to head over and visit the other teamies (you can find the links in my sidebar)!  Thanks for stopping by,

ETA – I would like to share my card with Virginia’s View challenge – Pattern Paper (thanks for the heads up Amy)!


Other Supplies:  Fine Gold Thread.

Make a Wish at Purple Onion Designs (video)!

Don’t forget, you still have time to celebrate and SAVE 25% off ALL stamps at Purple Onion Designs!


Back with a slightly different card today, I don’t often play with my Distress Inks (because that would mean that I would get ‘ink’ on my fingers…. oh gosh!) but today I had ink everywhere and had heaps of fun too.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Make a Wish - Detail

Make a Wish – Detail

Make a Wish

Make a Wish

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – French Grey 70%.  Copics – Y21. R05. W0,2,4. Distress Markers – Squeezed Lemonade. Wild Honey.