Posts Tagged ‘Card Designs’

My sister kept looking at my blog and asking when I was going to post something new…life has been busy and my knitting has been taking up a lot of my time and is coming along really well.
Both of my boys are in gymnastics and the eldest in playing basketball so with sports, kinder, a few play dates, house stuff and the odd job for hubbies business and I’m pretty buggered by the end of the day.

Anyway I did visit a friend today who I haven’t seen for a while and had a great time catching up while her and her friend scrapbooked while I made cards.  I did however, only manage to make one card in three hours, I did get images stamped and cut out but there was also a bit of chatting.  : ) 

This card was made using Groovy Guava and Purely Pomergranate papers and ink from Stampin Up and the stamps were purchased from Spotlight.  This card also celebrates my 1000 visits on my blog, I know it’s nothing compared to other blogs, but hey it’s still exciting for me.

Yesterday I was also busy spring cleaning with my hubby and boys, and even more spring cleaning today.  As well as the spring cleaning I also finally got around to painting the flames on the boys billy cart that they made with thier dad.  I am very proud of my flames! And of course the boys think they a so cool!

The billy cart is on it’s side while it dries. It has had a clear protectant coat sprayed on and then a few layers of protectant clear paint and will be ready for the boys to go for a ride tomorrow.

A few weeks ago I visited my sister Kristy and she let me use some of her Stampin Up! stamps, here are some of the cards I made using her stamps.

This card was made using the Always stamp  set from Stampin Up!  I love this stamp set and it is on my wish list.  I used Blue Bayou paper and ink from Stampin Up! and the other papers were from a scrapbooking company.

This card was made using The Always stamp set by Stampin Up! as well. 
I used Purely Pomergranate, Old Olive , Blue Bayou and Pumpkin Pie Stampin Up! inks and Pumpkin Pie and Blue Bayou papers. 

If you want to find out more about Stampin Up! products or learn how to make cards visit my sister Kristy’s blog

Thanks for reading my blog, I hope I have provided you with some inspiration.



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As I mentioned in my previous post, I discovered today that there was a new Kristina Kwerner Colour Challenge…yey!  I love the colours but dont have any of the inks and very little of the papers, so I had to improvise. 

Here is my design.

I really have to start going to bed early, this is my third night in a row I’ve been up to almost 12.



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Last night I went to a 40th for one of the mums in my mums group.  I dont get to see them much as I dont live in the same town as my mums group anymore, so it was a really great night catching up with them all.

My eldest son and I stayed the night and had a sleep over at Kerrie’s (one of the mum’s from mums group).

Today was the first day Kerrie has made cards, and either I am a legend at teaching or she is an absolute natural!  We started by making a fathers day card and then ended up making boy birthday cards as my son keeps complaining that all the cards I make are too girly. 

We both had lots of fun, I think Kerrie was surprised that she could make such nice cards, and I experiemented a bit and made cards using staples and sewing on a sewing machine for the first time…very excited.  I feel like creatively I am really growing and it makes me feel so good, LOVE it!

So here are our creations…enjoy!


made by Kerrie

made by Kerrie

made by Kerrie, told you she is a natural!

and also made by Kerrie

Now mine….

and my favourite!

We also went to a 1st birthday party on the weekend and the kids had a great time.  It was a weekend of catching up with friends, fun and fabulous cards!  I think so anyway.  : ) 


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Here is my second attempt at a design challenge, I love doing these they get me to use colours that I may not have used together, or stamp in colours that I may not have considered.

Let me know what you think?


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Well we have had lots of babies being born and I haven’t had enough baby cards so over the last few days I have had a card making marathon with my sister, Susannah.  Luckily she loves me lots and let me use all her stuff because I was staying over at her place and didn’t bring any of card making supplies, I now owe her some new papers which I will order soon.  Here are my cards, you can see I was having a great time using her embossing tool, ribbon and my other sister, Kristy’s stamp set.

I’m now ready for lots of babies to be born, especially my sister Susannah’s, due just after a week from now.

I love babies, as I’ve mentioned in other posts I have my two beautiful boys who are no longer babies but the 3 year old is still very cute and my 5 year old is looking more mature every day.  Anyway I love babies because they remind us of the miracle of life, and after loosing my mum almost two years ago now I can easily focus on the sadness that this brings to me.  Babies remind me that there is a beginning and and ending to every life, and even though I really miss my mum, she got to experience being a baby, a daughter, a teenager, an adult, marriage, her own babies and watching them grow into adults and her own grand children.  I promise to remind myself of this mum, I remember you often and sometimes the memories make me laugh… and cry.  You loved babies mum, and you loved making cards….I dedicate these cards to you.

Love Paula….yes I’m crying now, but only because I love you so much.

Sorry for getting a bit emotional, hope you like my cards.


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I’m new to blogging.  I have just been browsing a number of card making blogs, and I am amazed at firstly the number of sites and secondly, how many amazing designs are out there.  

I am inspired and want to create every night but I’ve already been up until 12 for too many nights in a row as it is, and now I have a new addiction to add to card making and jewellery making, maintaining my blog.

I have two sons, 5 and almost 3 and at the moment I’m a full time mum.  So to keep them and myself entertained we do arts & crafts quite a bit, I love watching them relax and create, whether it’s a drawing, painting or making something with blocks.

My eldest son likes to make cards and jewellery as well so I might have to take some photos of his designs to share.  I love the freedom in his design, children don’t second guess themselves, they just create and enjoy their design.  


                            My painting

                    My Eldest son’s painting

One day we were painting and I tried to learn from Codey and just paint without planning what I would paint.  I just started painting lines and the painting created itself.  What I loved most of the experience was that Codey decided to start copying my painting and then went of on his own tangent.  Love it!

Dont worry they also like to run around the house being crazy, pretending to be ninjas, jumping on the trampoline and riding their bikes.  My youngest has just started riding a bike with training wheels since his older brother is now on a bigger bike, he is really starting to grow up now.  

It really is scary how comfortable they are sitting on these pretend bikes, especially the way my youngest moved with the bike when it went from side to side.

I suppose I should actually include a card design.  I really need to improve the quality of my photos, so I apologise for the quality.  This is a card I made a while ago before I was introduced to stamping, but it is one of my favourites.


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