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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


This card incorporates 2 images, I have used the base of a blank snow globe from Crafty Anns and "Pealets" stamp from Just Some Lines.  And, this is why I love hybrid.  I found I had run out of a copic I wanted to use, so I coloured the image digitally, I then created a digital snowglobe to go over the image, added a star background that I had created last Christmas, digtially colour the base of Crafty Anns snow globe added them together and printed.  Cut out image, edged with stamps, mounted on some holly paper and added a gold Merry Christmas.


A group of snowglobes with Santa from Crafty Ann's, I chose the one with the Weight Watches in the caption, and have already given it to the lady who conducts the WW meetings I attend.  And yes it does work, I have lost heaps, but back to this very cute card.  Coloured in copics, moulded into a slightly rounded shape, added some holly, which was green card coloured with copic and the berries are some red gems,  had a good laugh whilst completing the card.


Cute dog image this time, from Patties Creations " Lab Pup with Present" - Coloured image with copic, added a Birthday ticket for the pup to play with and mounted on cardstock.


Round 9, where has the time gone, Christmas only a few days away and life is deliciously frantic.  Love it!
First Image I have used is from Digistamps 4 Joy "Button Bear with Christmas Tree".  I have made this a combined Birthday and Christmas card in one for a younbg lady who happens to celebrate her birthday on Christmas Day.  Inside the card reads "That doesn't sound right!, How about Happy Birthday and A Merry Christmas, have a great 25th December.  Image is painted with Copics and I have done an alcohol treament on the bear to give him some texture.  Added some glittery decorations to the tree and mounted on cardstock.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Federation Square - 1st December 2011

On Thursday my daughter and I went into Melbourne to catch the Dolly Parton show, had a great time.  But first we went to Federation Square for dinner.  The had rows and rows of pine trees on the square, it looked magical, luckily I had my camera with me, here is a page using a paper and element from "Retro Designs" Golden Memories Kit


Last cards for this round are with an image of a young lady and a fish bowl, image is by "Guylous Inimitability"
Couldn't make up my mind how to colour this image, so I did one in Copic (green frock) and another with pencils (red frock), as I like both I created two cards.  Both simple cards, but in contrasting colours, image great for any occassion.


Next card has some cute fishes they are by "McMahon Five Designs".  I printed some on the card for a background.  Coloured two with pencils and mounted them on the card.  I have added some blue gems for their bubbles.


My second card has a very cute lady and dog and is by "Jens Digi Stamps"  Had to give this gal lots of pizzazz.  Painted with Copic, and created the brick wall also with Copic.  Added a flower to her hair and of course to her dogs hair as well, gave her a gem necklace to complete her outfit.  I did two copies of her legs and mounted them for depth.  Used some bright purple foil paper and pink paper to mount the image.


Some cute images this time round all with an animal theme.  My first card incorporates two of the images, the bird is by "Doodle Pantry" and the dog is by "Just Some Lines".  I coloured the images with Copic, wrote the words Happy Birthday on the newspaper, mounted the image on some gold paper and added paper strips with the words beep beep toot toot.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Another card for the challenge, this time with a sentiment from Sending Treasures (Have a Fabulous Birthday).  I should have gone out side to take the photo, it is a bit dark.  But very windy here so it wasn't really an option.
I started out by printing a fancy sign holder onto the card, then I printed the words on some card and stuck them on to look like the signs, went over the sign holder with a silver pen and, found some stickers in my stash.  Simple but I think the balloons lift the whole card.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Here is my second entry in the No. 7 challenge.  The image is of a Bull by Crafting with Jack.  I cut out 3 images and coloured them with Copic.  Printed a nativity scene and a Baby Jesus from the net, words from Away in a Manger, paper and star from stash.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I have combined two images to create the scene for my Christmas box.  The little bear scene is form Sew Many Cards and the Chicken (which I have pretended is a Partridge is from Sugar Creek Hollow. Both images have been coloured with Copic and I have added some gems to the bird. I have added a Christmas Greeting and of course a little pear for the tree.  I covered the box in some Christmas Wrapping Paper.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 6

My last entry is a Polar Bear image from Designed 2 Delight.  Had a bit of fun with him, in Australia we usually have a very hot Christmas and a lot of people would be doing this....  He is coloured with Copic Pens, digital background and ball also digitally created.  Hope you can see his sunburnt face.  lol.

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 6

Fourth Card has an image of a Bear in a Plane by Ellephantastic.  I have coloured him with Copic Pens, added a black and white background of some houses and a Happy birthday banner, which has been digitally created.

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 6

Third Image was of a cute Elephant from Inked Treasures.  Image has been coloured with Copic Pens, I have added some balloons that I had in my stash and now have a Birthday Card.

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 6

My second card has been created with some beautiful candles by Daisy Doodles.  I printed the image twice, once to colour in Copic and once for colouring with pencils.  I cut the holly from the pencil coloured sheet and added it to the copic candles for some dimension.  I then decorated the candles with some bits and pieces.  The candles that were left after the holly was cut off, were then shortened and added to the inside of the card.


 Inside View

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 6

Its that time again, another wonderful collection of images for the CDAC Freebie Challenge.

First up is an image of a Barn by Ginger Loft.  I have digitally coloured the scene, then decorated the pine tree with little gems and a star, added a reindeer to complete the country Christmas scene.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 5

This is my last card for round 5, I had no idea how I was going to use this image, until I remembered a nursery rhyme.  The cookie image is from Digidrawn.  On the front of the card I created a cookie jar and digitally coloured the cookie image.  I have then printed the image again and cut out one of the cookies and coloured with pencils and blended with baby oil, I did the came with the insert.  I am so happy with the way these cookies have turned out, they are smartie cookies and just baked to a golden brown.  The children come from the Digital Two for Tuesday site and are called sew 9, I have printed the children going all around the outside of the card, to give the impression of them dancing and singing the tune.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

CDAC Progressivwe Freebie Challenge No 5

This little girl with her basket of gingerbread men is from SSBS Design.  I have coloured with Copic. The inside has a number of different elements and there a a lot of different Christmas papers on this tri-shutter card.  Lots of fun to make.

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge No 5

I've made this banner to put on the calendar as a timely reminder to us all.  I have used The Bear Angel by Just Some Lines.  Coloured with Copic, the wings have been made from a handmade paper I had in my stash as was the background paper.  Made the signs in PSE.

Monday, October 17, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge No 5

Mr second card used the little bunny by Digis by Phooka, I again coloured digitally in cool colours, added a pompom to the hats and gave each little bunny a songbook.  My little carollers are standing amongst some little christmas stickers.  The card is green, although it looks lemon in the photo.

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challange No 5

This time we have been asked to have at least two of our projects using the cool spectrum of the color wheel.

As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, the Turkey Image by Sew Many Cards looked like a great challenge for me.  I digitally coloured the turkey and then highlighted and shadowed the image using pencils.  The message inside this card reads "Missing you,  get well soon" I think I definitely got the cool spectrum on this card.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


My last entry is a gift card, using the bonus image.  The card opens up so that you can write a message. This card changed as I was working on it, I am trying out a new paper and coloured the image with pencils, blended with baby oil.  I have recently been working on a number of flowers, and one of them caught my eye,  I ended up using it in the centre of the delightful "DaisyDoodles" image as it fitted perfectly in the centre.  I am still think about whether I like to use this paper or not.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Challenge Number 4 theme is Halloween or Mystical, as we don't really celebrate Halloween downunder, I have created a birthday card, a best wishes card, possibly suit a teenager and a gift card from the bonus image. Here they all are:

This cute little bear image is from "Sew Many Cards Digital Stamps"
Poem inside reads 
It is a treat
Today is a birthday, I wonder for whom?
It must be for somebody right in this room.
So look all around you for somebody who
Is smiling and happy, my goodness, it's you! 
Image is coloured with Copic

 Next is a Best Wishes Card. image is from "Delicious Doodles", 
this image has also been coloured with Copic.
And last entry is a gift card, using the bonus image.  The card opens up so that you can write a message. This card changed as I was working on it, I am trying out a new paper and coloured the image with pencils, blended with baby oil.  I have recently been working on a number of flowers, and one of them caught my eye,  I ended up using it in the centre of the delightful "DaisyDoodles" image as it fitted perfectly in the centre.  I am still think about whether I like to use this paper or not.

Monday, September 19, 2011

This script was taken from a sign in the kitchen of the Kyneton Museum, makes me glad to be a modern woman.  I have used Pretty Shabby by Retro Designs.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Challenge 3, suggested theme was Autumn /Fall feeling and I used autumn colours.  All cards are birthday cards.  All images coloured with copic as was the ribbon on the flower card.

The duck image is from Nicecrane Designs
Flower image is by just Inklined.  I copied the butterfly a couple more times and gave it a 3D effect
And last but not least, this lovely lady is by Liastampz.  I couldn't resist putting a quill bird on her pointing finger.  With the quote on the front, inside reads You're having a Birthday

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Trip to Kyneton

Photos from the Kyneton Museum.  Don't think the food would have been too hot by the time they got the food from the kitchen to the Dining Room which was upstairs, with the kitchen downstairs and out the back.  I have used Retro Designs "Pretty Shabby" for the page.

Monday, September 5, 2011


2nd Challenge at CDAC, couldn't make my mind up and so I made two cards.  Although the them suggested was Back to School, it didn't have much relevance in Australia, as we are only coming up to third term holidays here.  So I went with Birthday and Get Well cards.

Happy Birthday card uses 'Angel Heart Girl with Glasses' by Tortgialla, I have used Copic to colour her, and sent her of to the party in her best frock, her Elton John glasses and of course her present of a bunch of flowers.

'Madison' by Stamp n Doodle is off to visit someone not well.  And taking an apple for them, inside is an apple tree and  the 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' verse

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fathers Day Card

Fathers Day coming up next Sunday in Australia, so thought I would make Dad a card.

Got the template for the mouse in the chair in a book by Marina du Plessis called Creative Scrapbook Piecing.  grabbed some papers, ribbon and a few Copics, stirred in loads of fun a bit of hybrid technology and this is the result.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Thought I would try my hand at the progressive challenge at CDAC as I was going to be away from my computer a bit and it gave me a chance to do hands on again.

The digi stamp is called 'Olly in Tub' by A Fenton - cute little girl.  I have used Copic Pens to colour the image and some glitter for the sudsy foam.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Went to the Melbourne Open House on Saturday, had a great time and took lots of wonderful photos.  This page is full of photos from the Hopetoun Tearooms, Yummy!  I have used Retro Designs "Nouveau Summer" for the page