Thursday, September 27, 2012


This week I did another layout of our stroll through the Sydney Botanic Gardens just before heading to the airport. I used more retro Scenic Route and played with my punchinella stencil again with some texture paste.

And here's a few detail shots...

I linked up with the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week...anything goes! So I figured using some of my fav techniques and stash like mist, texture paste, felt, banners and fussy cutting would go!

pp~ Scenic Route
mists~ Tattered Angels, Adirondack
texture effect~ Martha Stewart
washi tape~ MME, Queen and Co.
ric rac, felt, wool~ my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sydney Botanic Gardens

I had some fun this week playing with vintage Scenic Route from my friend Avril! She also lent me the MFT die to make this fun felt flower. I also added some Martha Stewart Texture Effect to the background using my Punchinella stencil from Crafters Workshop plus some splashes of mists. I dug into my stash of washi tap to make the banner on the bottom.

Some detail shots...

I decided to link  with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week...Tape it Up!

PP~ Scenic Route
Washi Tape~ MME, Queen and Co.
mists~ Adirondack, Tattered Angels
mini alpha stickers~ MLS
felt, wool~ my stash 

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

With Sympathy

I am grateful that I rarely have occasion to make sympathy cards. But this past weekend my dear colleague's wife passed away, much much too soon. I know this card cannot come close to giving him some comfort at this time, but I just wanted him to know that I was thinking of him and his family. 

I turned to my trusty PTI Friendship Jar set and some soft MME papers. I like the way the hexagon negative card stock pieces focus the attention on the hearts inside the jar. I hope this can convey the heartfelt message and capture in some small way the love my colleague shared with his wife.


I thought this was perfect for the Moxie Fab World Focal Point challenge this week.

thanks for looking in...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Celebrate Today

Last night I scrapped with some great friends and played with some of my favourite PTI stamps. I decided to combine several of my big obsessions right now, jars, hexies and butterflies!

I decided to enter a few challenges too...

Moxie Fab World Jars of Joy
Little Red Wagon Hexagons
Scrapping Bug Geometry

Happy birthday Lisa!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just wanted to say

I made a thank you card for a special colleague this weekend. I experimented with my new Martha Stewart texture paste and my Crafters Workshop chicken wire stencil. Pretty cool!

I also decided to play along with Moxie Fab World's asymmetrical challenge. I like how the stenciling weighs the design towards the bottom,. but that the doilie balances it out on top! Plus I played along with Helen's challenge over at The Bug. She was asking for a tag plus fussy cutting. It gave me a chance to use my new PTI tag die I won at the crop in July.

pp~ American Crafts
texture paste~ Martha Stewart
stencil~ Crafters Workshop
seam binding and doilie~ my stash

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wish Big

I played around with my stamps again! This card is for my nephew's birthday coming up. I thought stars and cork would be perfect. I played along with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week for their Stamp-tember fest! I stamped my stars with a "celebrate" definition stamp to add some text to the card. 

Happy Birthday Noah!

stamps~ PTI, MFT and Stampin' Up
brads~ BoBunny

 Hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

I decided to play along with the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger this week. Isn't this inspiration photo just gorgeous? Cathy comes up with the most amazing things.

The grandmothers garden quilt pattern has always been one of my favs. So here's the card I came up with. I just can't seem to stop using my new PTI Friendship Jar set. I am so thrilled to have it. I stamped a firefly inside the jar.

cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI and Katie and Co.
seam binding~ my stash

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Friend

I made this card for my friend Tina's birthday coming up soon. I water coloured the jar and flowers. Kinda cool! I also decided to link this up with the "button" challenge over at The Bug.

patterned paper~ PTI
stamps~ PTI and My Stamp Box
buttons and twine~ my stash

Happy back to school!!