Sunday, 30 December 2018

Looking back ...

So, as another year draws to a close,
it's time to reflect on the different cards and projects
I've embarked on during the year.

'Friends are the Best Gifts' was my first entry in the'
Royal Easter Show and although it didn't win any prizes,
it was thrilling to see it on display.

'Be Awesome' is still sitting on the easel on my desk,
and I never tire of seeing him.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be part of a design team
for a local papercraft store,
which only came to an end when I went on my long awaited overseas trip.

This 'book card' was made to celebrate a good friend's 60th birthday.

Son #3 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree
- this little chap was perfect and my son loved it.

One of the last cards of the year, celebrating a 40th birthday.

Thank you to all those who visit this blog
whether occasionally or on a more regular basis.

I wish you a happy, healthy and crafty 2019


Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Not until I've had my Coffee

It's a wet, stormy and humid night in Sydney,
dinner is eaten, the dishes are still waiting to be done,
but not until I've had my coffee.

In the meantime .....

It's always good to have a couple of stamps in my stash
that are perfect for when you forget  ahem .... overlook a birthday!

The background is a combination of Distress Oxide inks, 
along with a stencil and a bit more of the same colours.

I stamped the pooch directly onto the background and again on white card.
My favourite washi tape was added, then the fussy cut pooch adhered directly 
over the first image.  A light touch of colour was added to the fur and his collar, 
then yellow Gelly Glaze pen gave the coffee mug an enamel look.

Katzelkraft - Enervy
Stampendous - Birthday Wishes

Until next time, the pooch and I will enjoy our hot beverages!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

You put a Spell on Me

Another day passes ......
another birthday to be celebrated!

The birthday in question, was a few weeks ago,
however, as my blogging is a little behind,
here is the card I made with a Harry Potter theme
[better late than never, eh?]




They are, of course, dressed in the Gryffindor colours.

The panels along the top and bottom of the card are foil papers in red and gold.

The stamps are "Wizard Friends" by Kindred Stamps
and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Unwrap a Special Day

December already and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, not even a ........

Hmmm, there's a few things that need to get done very shortly,
but in the meantime, there are still birthdays and cards to be shared.

A good friend will soon be celebrating a special birthday,
however, as it is close to Christmas,
the girls took her to lunch just a little earlier.
We enjoyed delicious food, fabulous harbour views 
and of course, great conversation!

The flowers are from Prima Marketing and the card was inspired
from Pinterest.

 We all enjoyed our day out, beautiful weather and wonderful friends.
(just as well it wasn't the following day when Sydney had the worst weather in years!)

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a beautiful friend!