Wednesday, December 17, 2008


just a very quick post (busy busy as per usual!)
thanks so much to ramona and Dianette for the birthday cards i got in the mail today! thanks again was a great surprise (will take pics and post as soon as i get a chance!)
luv c

Sunday, November 30, 2008

some creations!

wow, life has been hectic lately! i havent had much time for cards, (i have made heaps of layouts though!) but i have managed a few!
heres a really simple one, using the leftovers from an aussle i did for the scrap heap..this one would be gret for a male card too..easy
i made this cute little card for my friend who recently had her bubba girl, i just love the way it turned is so cute!
and another one using scraps from a layout. i used a penny black stamp on it, cant see it that well, but the dress is very sparkly irl.
these ones i did for a card swap (over at the scrap heap)
using only scraps again, i kept them simple cause i had to mass produce! lol ..hope you like them girls!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

no title today!

it was a hard decision...but i think i made the right one.....i have resigned from the dutch dare design team :-( with bub on the way, and being asked to join another team (more info on other blog!) i was worried i might not be able to keep up with everything! i loved creating the cards for them...but now i am concentrating more on my layouts again.....but dont panic!!! i will still try to make cards every now and then see??! (dont think i have shared these yet!)

so if i dont update for know i am flat out!!!!!

till next time


Monday, September 29, 2008

happy birthday luke!

it is keirans friend luke's birhtday in a few days, rather than buy a card, keiran wanted me to make him one with cars on it!

heres what i came up with...

apologies for the bad pic...its not really this orangey...its red!

have a great day

luv c

Sunday, September 28, 2008

for you

a very quick card i did on monday night using scraps i had on my desk!


luv c

Saturday, September 27, 2008

another swap...123

heres another card for the 123 swap! i used 1 stampprint, 2 different ribbons and 3 dewdrops.

have a great day!

luv c

Friday, September 26, 2008

boy card

todays challenge over at dd was to make a boys card...i decided to challenge myself a bit on this one and try to make a boys birthday card...but use my penny black xmas stamps! heres what i came up with -

i used scrap kaiser paper, and the stamp is the 12 drummers drumming one!
have a great day
luv c

Thursday, September 25, 2008

no straight edges

the dare over at dutch dare last week was to make a card with no straight edges on the card....heres what i came up with first.....

but decided it was too "straight" so came up with this one for submission! -

i used scraps of paper and my new snowman stamp.


have a great day

luv c

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

more swap cards!

i have a couple more swap cards to share today!

this one had me scared! the theme was "stitching" i would be lying if i said i wasnt intimidated! heres what i came up with -

i liked the way it turned out though.

the next card was for the "pink and brown" theme -

very simple but i love that birdie!

have a great day!

luv c

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

some swap cards

a couple of cards i did for a swap.....

this one was for the theme "food" -

i used my new (ish) stampin up goodies on this one...i love the way it turned out

and this one was for the theme "friendship" -

(i am trying to use up this glitter far so good!
have a great day!
luv c

Friday, August 29, 2008


todays challenge over at DD was to make a girly card.

i wanted to make one that i could use for either and adult or a kid, heres what i came up with -
and a close up of the sparklies! -
the ribbon sparkles too, so it is a bit sparkly!
have a great day
luv c

Thursday, August 28, 2008

my favourite colours

heres a card that i made for a swap. the theme was to use your favourite colours...can you guess my favourite colours atm?

the challenge for today is the same...create a card (or layout) using your favourite colours

have fun

luv c

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

beautiful card

i received this card in the mail awhile ago and just havent had the chance to share it till now. it is just gorgeous! the attention to detail is just amazing!!! thank you so much..................

have a great day

luv c

p.s if you are after a challenge for today (i'm looking at you kimberley!!! lol) i challenge you to make a card with at least 2 people or animals on it!

Monday, August 25, 2008

quick card

heres another one for a swap,
this time i used scraps from an aussle (from the scrap heap) very simple one, but i love the way it turned out.
todays challenge is to use scraps of papers only for your creation....have fun with it
luv c

Sunday, August 24, 2008

love card

heres a card i made for the love card swap over at first swap blog...
this one was a bit of a challenge (only cause i hate purple!!!) so todays challenge for you all is to create something...but use a colour that you normally wouldnt
have fun with it, and dont forget to leave a comment woth a link to your creation!!!
luv c

Friday, August 22, 2008

get well soon!

i dont normally make get well soon cards ( i prefer blank ones that i can write whatever in it!) but todays challenge over at DD was to make a get well soon card.
heres what i came up with -

ingredients used - VERY old stampin up paper (spring flowers) provocraft lettering, yellow bazzil flower, pink (green tara?) flower, brown brads, brown bazzil, scrap white and pink bazzil, random ribbon (might be stampin up but then again, might not be!)

have a great day

luv c

Friday, August 15, 2008

party on chicky!!!!!

todays challenge over at DD was to use an animal print as the main image. heres my creation -

ingredient list - the chick and sentiment are studio G(?), no idea on the purple paper as it is scrap,white stampin up grosgrain ribbon, brads are bazzil basics, scrap bit of purple wool, white bazzil put thru swiss dots folder in cuttlebug, also used a little glass effects on the balloon.

have a great day

luv c

Friday, August 8, 2008

love it!

todays challenge over at DD was to use black white and one other colour only. heres my card -
ingredients - kaisercraft paper, dream sticker (it was very old so i have no idea of the brand!) prima flower, random black brads, bazzil cardstock, the scallops are drawn with white pencil, and scrap black ribbon.

this would have to be my favourite card i have made so far lately. it turned out very elegant.
have a great day
luv c

Friday, August 1, 2008

using sketch

todays challenge over at DD was to use this sketch by korin -

heres what i came up with -
ingredients - dream stamp (stampin up happy thoughts),paper by cosmo cricket, stamp by imaginice (i think) random black brads, all cardstock was scrap and the stars were done with white pencil. i also used a bit of glass effects on the "window"

have a great day
luv c

Monday, July 28, 2008

more mail!

but this time it was from Melanie Muenchinger ! couldnt believe it when i saw who it was from, wasnt expecting it at all! thanks melanie!

have a great day

luv c

Saturday, July 26, 2008

mail time!

i received this card in the mail today...all the way from holland! nel made it for me (thanks nel!) and she also put in a stamp as soon as i get the chance i will share my creation! the theme for this swap was...holidays. if you want to join in on a couple of swaps head on over to first swap blog you only make one card at a time, so its not a HUGE commitment! lol
have a great day!
luv c

Thursday, July 24, 2008

circle card

todays challenge over at DD waas to make a circle card. i have never even attempted a circle card you could imagine me stressing big time! lol i finally came up with this one -

and i just love it! i used scraps of pp, and it is a bit tricky to see, but i fake stitched the thicker lettering! it looks really cool irl.
have a great day
luv c

Sunday, July 20, 2008

swap card

i made this card for "first swap blog"

the challenge was to use 2 or more colours from blue, orange black and white (i think!)

this was a very simple one, i used mums stamp, coloured in the butterfly with watercolour pencil, kaiser bling, scrap black and white cardstock.

have a great day

luv c

Saturday, July 19, 2008


i cased this card from an image i saw online somewhere. the original had a pic of a monkey and white dots insted of bling. i cant remember the name of the original creator...sorry! but thank you for the inspiration!

i used a scrap piece of cogsmo paper and kaiser bling.
have a great day!
luv c

keirans card

keiran was foolin round in my scrap room and wanted to make a card...all by himsellf! this is what he came up with -

there was zero help from me, so i thought it was pretty impressive! (especially for a 5 year old!)
luv c

Friday, July 18, 2008

happy hello's

todays challenge over at DD was sponsered by this great online store! we used products that are available on the store for our challenge this week. heres my card -

the items that can be found at the store are -

the bird stamp by rhonna farrer, the adhesive i used, dew drops , and some bazzill cardstock . i also used kaiser papers, stampin up ribbon, and another stampin up stamp.

head on over to DD and check out what the other design gals created!!

have a great day!

luv c

Thursday, July 17, 2008

white and pink!

i was foolin arond a bit with my new cuttlebug, and came up with this card -

not much to it really, the ribbon is stampin up, bling is kaiser, and the sentiment is a delish rubon. cardstock was all scrap.

have a great day!

luv c

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

as promised

as promised, here is the other card i made to match the one from yesterday.

how cute is that bird! all supplies are exactly the same as yesterdays. i think i am finally getting the hang of this photographing items thing! my lightbox (aka a big piece of white cardstock!) works beautifully.

so now for todays challenge -

i challenge you to use brown and pink on a creation (doesnt have to be a card...maybe an otp? or a layout? or maybe yes to a card?!)

have fun with it!

luv c

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pink and green card

here is a card I made for a swap over at "first Swap Blog". its for the pink and green swap, and now that the recipient has received it i can share!

the paper i used for this was rescued from the 50 cent pile at my local scrap shop, the pink and green card was rescued from my scrap box! i used my hello birdie stamps for the sentiment and the branch, the sparklies came with the stamps (bargain!) the little owl was my bargain of the week! a full sheet of cute owls , birds, and leaves for......guess how much......$1.95!!!!! so all up this card cost next to nothing! but it is just so cute..i had to make another one just for me seeing that this one was jetting over to holland so stay tuned for that one (it has a cute bird insted of an owl!)

so thats it for today, but before i go...a challenge just for you! (well this is a challenge blog! lol)

i challenge you to make a card using a scrap of patterned paper that you have had for ages ...the longer the better

have fun

luv c

Friday, July 11, 2008

one bit!

todays challenge over at DD was Use only 1 piece of patterned paper. You can use different colors of cardstock, background stamps, embellishments, cuttlebug, etc.
(This theme is from Carmen at Card-art. She sponsoring this weeks challenge)
heres my card sample -

i have been wanting to do this sort of card for awhile now, and i really like the way it turned out! i have also used some delish rubons that i totally forgot i had!
have a great day
luv c

Friday, July 4, 2008


todays challenge over at DD was to use this sketch as inspiration (cant get the pic to load up, so if you want to see it...head over to DD!)
heres my attempt at this one -

i finally got around to using the pp that matches the stamp - yay!!
have a great day!
luv c

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


i decided to throw myself right out of my comfort zone with this card....buttons....distressing....background stamping....the colours...and the stamp is soooo not my style. but overall i like the way this card turned out :-)

i challenge you today, to get out of your comfort zone and do somrthing you wouldnt normally do!
have fun with it!
luv c

Monday, June 30, 2008

challenge #3

lifes been a bit hectic here hectic i forgot to post the card i made for challenge #3 over at dutch dare!!!(
the challenge was to USE 3 BUTTONS AND 3 RIBBONS ON YOUR CARD
have a great day!
luv c

Saturday, June 21, 2008


yesterdays challenge over at was to use a stamp print somewhere on your card. i can now share the card i made for this challenge!

i love the way this one turned out.
i used the sketch from (mojo monday). the paper is basic grey (nathan obb-467) scrap black card and green card (as usual!), flower trio stamp (rhonna farrer) sentiment - happy harmony (stampin up) and black grosgrain ribbon (also stampin up) thats it, you cant see it here, but the flower block is raised up a little with mounting squares.
head on over to dutch dare if you want to see what the other members of the DT did for this challenge!
have a great day!

Friday, June 20, 2008

gift card cards...

i made 20 of these cards for some parents in my sons prep class who helped at our school fair. each card holds a gift card to the local mini golf. i think they turned out prety cute! i used my new bird stamps again (the facination should wear off soon!) and the thank you stamp is a stampin up one.

have a great day
luv c

Thursday, June 19, 2008

for Bep!

this is a card i did for another swap over at first swap blog. this was jetting its way over to Bep in Holland (Hi Bep!!!) and now that she has received it, i can share..yay!!!

Bep sent me this sketch to use for her card -
and heres what i came up with! -

what do you think? this sketch was a bit tricky, only cause of all the detail i had to try and cram on a card front! i left off a few details from the sketch, but i dont think it matters much...sketches are open for interpretation arent they?! i think it looks great anyways!
and heres whats on the inside -

yep, its that stamp set again!

now onto todays challenge -

i challenge you to use stickers or a stamp that is designed for children, on a card for an adult. (does that make sense?) for example...i used a packet of Disney princess stickers for the front of Beps card.

have fun with it!

luv tina