Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Time ....... where does it go?

It is rapidly approaching the end of yet another year - a year where my cardmaking mojo seemed to disappear :(

I will be working on improving my mojo next year - along with decluttering my workspace, with the hope that a better organised workspace will lead to a more enjoyable time cardmaking :)  well, that's the plan!

and just so that there is some eye candy, I share some of my fave cards I have made this year :)

50th Birthday Card

Heartfelt Thanks

Thinking of You - detail


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, September 20, 2015

where is the time going?

goodness, I can't believe how fast the time is flying this year!

It's Mr Fixit's birthday again - that came around so quickly

Here is what I came up with



I trawled the internet looking for ideas - and came across several that used the Periodic Table of Elements as the text - I thought that it was rather fitting for Mr Fixit.  The only trouble was that there was no 'A' by itself for Mr Fixit's name, there was 'Al' (aluminium), 'Ar' (argon), and 'Ag' (silver) but in the end, I went with 'Au' (gold)

on the inside, I used the element for Barium, as it's number is 56 :)  yep, Mr Fixit is 56!

must be off now, after having spent some time in my craft room, the sewing room awaits LOL
It's a hard life, isn't 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.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

it's been a while .....

since I last posted a card - the cardmaking mojo has disappeared somewhat, and I have only been making a few cards, as and when they are needed.  Then, I have been forgetting to take a photo of the finished item before it is given, and that means no blogging about the cards either :(  not a happy camper!

But I have been a bit better organised in the photography department lately :)  I went on a weekend away with my camera club.  In fact, my friend and fellow camera club member, Joy picked me up and we shared a cabin together.  We went to Lake Bonney, South Australia and stayed in the Lake Bonney Caravan Park.  (see other photos from the weekend on my other blog HERE)

Anyway ......... back to the reason for this blog post :)  We shared accommodation, food & petrol costs, but I wanted to let her know that I appreciated her company (and her driving!) over the entire weekend.

Heartfelt Thanks

Heartfelt Thanks

Items used to make card
Stamps:  Stampin Up Heartfelt Thanks
Ink:  Stampin Up Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Garden Green, StazOn Black
Cardstock: Blue Edge Crafts
Embellishments:  Kindy Glitz, Liquid Pearls

Linking with:
CASology Week 158 - Precious (white space)




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, May 15, 2015

Thinking of You ............

One of our long standing members of our camera club lost a member of their family last week, and as Secretary, I sent her a sympathy card from the club.

I have always wanted to try the heat emboss resist method, so I thought it was a good opportunity to try something new.

Thinking of You

Thinking of You - detail

I just love how the spellbinder nestabilities dies make cutting perfect sized squares such a breeze!

AND I had the opportunity to try out my new toy and apply some Hot Fix Crystals

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

My Time to Craft - #291 Sympathy
Craft Stamper Magazine - May Challenge - Take a Stamp
Penny Black & More - Dies & Punches

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, April 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Tom

This birthday card is for my brother, Tom

he loves to cook (and eat :))

I saw it as the perfect opportunity to use one of my Stampin' Up Stamp sets

Voila!




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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Birthday .............. another 50!

Another 50th Birthday, this time for my CraftMad friend, Merry, who was also creator and Team Leader for the UnstampaBelles Challenge blog.

I thought it rather fitting that I used up one of the cards I created for one of our UnstampaBelles challenges - you couldn't use a stamp, but you could use anything else :)


I added more detail with Kindy Glitz, then added a big flower for the fifty.  The photo doesn't show it very well, but the kindy glitz enhanced the delicate details of the folded doily.


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, April 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Peter

The nephew turned 19 this weekend - we had plans for a family gathering today (Easter Monday), but as I came down with a bit of a cold on Saturday, which didn't get any better by today, we decided to stay home.  Just as well, it is raining and very windy here in Adelaide today - very wintery weather indeed!

So this card will go in the mail, with apologies for the Nephew :)



Items Used:  Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday embossing folder, birthday cake die cut, bling, ribbon, white cardstock, black cardstock, Kindy Glitz

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

Less is More - Week 218 - Predominantly Black



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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Sharon | catch-up posting

February also saw the celebration of Mr Fixit's sister, Sharon's 50th Birthday ............ although I didn't realise it was her 50th, I thought it was her 49th ........... I lost a year somewhere!

Needless to say, I didn't make an extra special birthday card for her, just a normal birthday card :(






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, March 15, 2015

Where does the time go?

I can't believe it has been so long since my last post here ............ almost 50 days!

Anyway, I thought it was time I caught you up on has been happening in my creative corner :)

February was hot ......... too hot to do anything much!

We celebrated our 33rd Wedding Anniversary


We are waiting for cooler weather to do something and go somewhere for a few days - not sure where yet :)  Health & work commitments are getting in the way :(

Anyway, here is the card I made for Mr Fixit

I was inspired by the February Penny Black Challenge to make up this card, but my blog post was too late to submit it :(

However, I would like to submit my card to the following challenges:

Less is More - 215 - One Layer Week (with an animal)
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take a Stamp
AAA Cards - #35 - Bare Naked

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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oops, forgot to share photos ....................

......... of my Secret Santa Swap from CraftMad

handmade decorated box

these goodies were in the box

the whole thing was presented is a lovely box which I am now using
for my Farmers Wife Quilt Blocks (see my sewing blog)
Unfortunately, I can't share photos of the yummy choccies that were included coz I ate them ......... and no I didn't share them with Mr Fixit ......... they were MINE!


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, January 25, 2015

Australia Day 2015

Happy Australia Day to all my Australian readers :)





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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