Saturday, October 30, 2010

I was going to make a card for the Clean & Simple FTL114 layout tonight, but my daughter rang and asked us to have her three kids overnight tonight. So I've had a quick go - it's a great layout with lots of possibilities. I also thought butterflies or dragonflies could be fun. I'd like to make another card tomorrow if I get the chance.

Sentiment stamp:  Stamp It Australlia

During the week I made a card for OSA layout challenge 93.

I took me ages to make. I had to do it in five minute grabs between other commitments. I kept changing my mind. My cards rarely end up the way I plan at the beginning. Often I start with one colour scheme and finish with a completely different one. In the process my desk becomes covered with piles of paper, stamps, ink pads, cuttlebug folders, spellbinder dies and various tools. In fact I'd better have a big cleanup now before the mob arrives!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I had a go at Clean and Simple layout challenge 113. The card is white and doesn't show up well. Still haven't got organised to take a photo instead of scanning.

Stamps: Hero Arts

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Had trouble with the OSA layout 92, so I rotated it and left out the greeting. I hope it's Oriental enough.

 Stamp: Hero Arts

We're going on a camping trip to Myall Lakes NP on Thursday. Our kids and all five grandchildren will be joining us on Friday. I've been asked to provide all things sweet - desserts, afternoon tea, etc. so I'm off to do some baking.

Monday, October 18, 2010

This is my take on Clean & Simple challenge 112.

Flower stamp: magazine freebie
Sentiment: Papertrey inc
Cuttlebug folders

We had a visitor to our garden - an echidna.

He tried to hide under one of my flower pots.

Echidnas eat ants and termites and are unusual because they lay eggs. They're cute and intelligent and one of my favourite native animals.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

After battling computers all week (and ending up with a stiff neck!) I've at last found time to attempt the OSA layout challenge 91.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My husband's computer crashed and he hadn't backed it up so we've been preoccupied getting another and setting it up. He knows even less than I do about these things, so I've had to do most of it. Cardmaking had to take a back seat. I've now managed to finish Clean & Simple layout challenge 111.

Stamps: GinaK designs.
Paper: Papermania

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This is the card I made for OSA layout challenge 90.

Flower stamp: Stamp-it
Sentiment: I Brake for Stamps

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's raining today so I've found time to make a couple of cards. The first is for Clean & Simple layout challenge 110.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Darkroom Door.

The second was to use a Hero Arts background stamp that I bought recently.

Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Inc.
Punch: Martha Stewart.
Fern cut with Silhouette.