Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sympathy for a friend

One of my dearest friends, Olga, has lost a friend to that horrid disease cancer :(

I know there is absolutely nothing I can say to ease her pain - words seem so inadequate - and being in a different State is no help either :(

All I can do is let her know I am thinking of her - now and always.




On a positive note, I got to play with a new toy ;-)

First tryout of new toy

I think I must be the last person I know to get a Scor-Pal ;-)  this is my first 'test'  just using up some scrapbook papers - it worked first time!!!

My next post will include some more info on how I made it.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Liam!

The nephew, Liam, turned 11 - it is fitting that we are celebrating today, 11th ;-)

I was a bit stumped what type of card to make for him this year, however, he is a massive Port Power (AFL) fan - so that is the direction I went ;-)


I hope he likes it ;-)
I had fun with this one - it has been a while since I got my CraftROBO out ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Happy Birthday Paula!

My fellow PACC member, Paula, celebrated her birthday last week.

Here is the card I made for her.



Items used:
Image:  Peny Black (Party Time)
Cuttlebug, Birthday folder, Spellbinder Dies,
Copics:  YG03, E51, YR00, E00, Y15, YR23, G07, Kindy Glitz, 3D foam squares

I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - Summer (when I think of summer, I think of flowers)
Designed to Color - pick 3 colours
Our Creative Corner - Words, words, words
Penny Black & More - in the garden (flowers)
The Pink Elephant - texture

Dream Valley Challenges - Summer days - oops, too late ;-)
Songbird Challenge - My Favourite thing (Kindy Glitz - I think I use it on just about every card I make ;-)) - oops, too late!


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, August 5, 2013

UnstampaBelles Challenge #26 - Paper Dress (no stamps)

I'm so very late ................ again!

Challenge #26 for UnstampaBelles is up and running and this month we are asked to include a paper dress ........... remember ....... no stamps!
Our sponsor this month is 






with this wonderful selection of stickers

Please remember .............
Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used.  Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams' discretion and we will contact you if we feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.
For further information, see our rules here.

The August challenge closes Friday, 30th August 2013 and Winners will be announced Monday, 2nd September 2013 - Remember we are working on Aussie Time.

Just as a reminder, our current Design Team is as follows, please feel free to visit and say hello ;-)

Current Design Team Members - July - December 2013
Beth - Design Team Member since January 2012 and is also a member of CraftMad
Cathy(me) - Design Team Member since inception and is also a member of CraftMad
JanR - Design Team Member since January 2012
Lauren - Design Team Member since July 2012
Merry - founder of Unstampabelles and member of CraftMad
Sarah -  Design Team Member since July 2012
Susan - Design Team Member since January 2012

Now onto my card.

I was really stumped what to do for a paper dress, since I figured I had used up my creative mojo on the Paper Doily card ;-)  but then I remembered, I had used the beautiful bodice sticker in a slightly different card I had made for a girlfriend's birthday.


this is a slightly formal dress - the blue 'dress' part is a shimmer paper that does not show up in the photo :(

and here is a more summery, fun party dress feel to it.

The papers I have used on these cards I have had in my collection since I first started cardmaking - around 2008.  The stickers, cardstock and papers were from Blue Edge Crafts.

I am still in de-stash mode, and have been attempting to sort through my stuff - the craft room looks like a bomb hit it - so my motivation is a bit low - I seem to be only making cards 'when I absolutely have to' and I really don't like feeling that way :(  I am sure it won't be long until my mojo returns fully - but, it better return this week as I have a birthday card for my nephew to make ;-)

Pop on over to the UnstampaBelles blog to see what the rest of the DT have created!

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

This is where I blog, what about you?

I saw an interesting Blogversation (luv that term ;-)) over on FatMumSlim today


http://fatmumslim.com.au/blogversation-this-is-where-i-blog-what-about-you/

so here goes
this is my VERY MESSY computer desk - in dire need of a tidy up - infact the whole room is in dire need of a tidy up ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, August 2, 2013

On Your Golden Wedding Anniversary

Some dear family friends are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Here is the card I made them

Golden Wedding Anniversary-front

Golden Wedding Anniversary-detail

Golden Wedding Anniversary-inside


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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