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A die-cut background...

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Hey are you today?

Just popping in to share a card I made for a recent challenge over at Betsy's create a card with a die-cut background. Well, none of my actual die-cuts were appealing to me for this so I used a punch instead....pretty much the same thing anyway:) I've managed to create a more masculine card to put aside for a birthday...always a good thing:) 

Die Cut background 1 

Cardstock:  Certainly Celery; Kraft

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Origins

Other: SU! Spiral Edge Punch; Labels One Nesties; BG Origins Stickers; Sanding Block; Versa Colour Pine Cone Ink; dimensionals

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It's all happening here today with the tiler working on our ensuite reno. The floor tiles are all piled up outside for him to start and it's just started pouring now they're wet! Not a good thing:-( Aaah well if there's one thing I know when renovating it's patience is a virtue:-) We'll get there eventually! What's another week without the ensuite huh *lol*

I'm off to have a play with these...

First Copics 

My first little bundle of Copics. I have resisted these for so long....and then Therese made me think again after our chat at Dawn's get together here on the coast. She put me onto the RMIT Bookshop where the sketch markers are a great price. Choosing which colours to start with wasn't easy but I hope I've managed to get some that I can have fun blending. 

Thanks for popping in girls....I'll be back with more to share soon. Enjoy what's left of the week....woohoooo the school hols are nearly here:-))) 


A Card for Comment Winner!

Hey there....just popping in very quickly to give you the winner for this week's Cards for Comments.

First of all here's the hi-tech drawing system we have happening here *lol*....the shortbread biccie tin full of all this week's commentors....

Biccie Tin

....amazing it wasn't Shazz again actually....her name was in the tin 6 times from this past week...thank you again Shazz!....

but here is this week's winner.....

Card for Comment winner 
and one of her comments was...

What a gorgeous card! I love Dawn's work too :)


Thanks Lou for your support! I can't link up to a blog or email addy from your comment so please get in touch when you see this Lou and let me know which card from the last week you would like to have. Hopefully it will be around to send your way.

Thanks again girls for your support....see you again soon!


Mojo Monday #131

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Well we've got boys falling asleep eating, playing XBox, standing up just about...but they're happy and having fun in amongst it all so it's all good:-)

In between the lunch prep (4 teenage boys eat a bit you know) and tidying up and the folding of washing, I've been snatching some creative time to play with the latest Mojo Monday Sketch # 131....

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Ink: Old Olive for the inked edges 

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White 

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Green at Heart 6x6 paper pad

Other: BG Olio Green at Heart Rub-Ons; KC Candy Grosgrain Ribbon pack; MS Embossing Border Punch 

Mojo Monday 131 close up 

Well it's gone VERY quiet upstairs....I'm off to see if they've all fallen asleep :-))) 

See you again soon...



ICsketch #59

ICS # 59 opener

Good Sunday Morning to you:) Hope it's a beautiful day where you certainly is here...sun is shining, the washing is out in the sunshine and that is a good thing after lots of rain recently.

We now have 4 boys left as one has headed off to work and out of those 4, 3 have had no sleep....none, zip, zilch, zero! Thank goodness exam week was last week! I think that's part of the celebration actually...that end of term feeling...they're all on a high, ready for the holidays:-)

I'm back to share my card for this week's Inspirational Card Sketches Blog...I'm really enjoying their is sketch #59 for this week....

...looks good huh!

Here's my card ....

ICS#59 main

I am such a sucker for frame stamps....just LOVE them.....this one is from BG's Crumpets Clear Stamp set . Here's the supply list -

Stamps:  Basic Grey Crumpets Clear Stamp Set

Ink:  Black and Cemellia Versa Colour

Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory and black

Patterned Paper:  Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters

Other:  KC Gypsy Sisters Embellishment Pack and pearls; Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border Punch; dimensionals; KC Birthday Card Rub-Ons.


 ICS #59 close up

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A special birthday card for a special friend......

Thanks for popping in to see what I've been up to....lovely to have visitors - I really appreciate that you visit my blog and gain inspiration from what you see here. Thank you to all those gorgeous ladies who have been leaving comments....I'll be drawing the Card for Comments winner tonight....or DD will!

Bye for now...