Thursday, October 20, 2016

Retarte 88 - The Cutting Cafe

Good Evening Everyone,

This week I am back with some gorgeous files from The Cutting Cafe.  Do yourself a favour and go check them out.  It was so much fun playing with my Brother Scan N Cut using these files.  I got to use the Candy Set.  As it is almost Halloween The Cutting Cafe has some great files for Halloween you won't be disappointed.

Being an Aussie I don't normally celebrate Halloween (but many do these days) I decided to see what I could do with  my file that wasn't Halloween focused.  So firstly I cut the file out and made it into a candy card.  This gorgeous set comes with some great circular Halloween sentiments too I have to add.  Obviously I haven't used them as my candy card is for a "birthday".  Here is what it looks like:

And here is what the inside looks like.  I have kept it pretty simple so the card speaks for itself!

And secondly here is a card that I made using some of the files to put a large piece of candy on my card front!  

These files are just so versatile! 

Now before you go you have to head over to Stampartpapel and check out the other amazing creations.  If you think mine is good wait til you see what the other ladies have created.  I am so in awe of some of the cards made this week.  They almost make me want to celebrate Halloween!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!



Use Your Stuff - Black/Orange/Neutral Colours

Good Evening Friends,

Today I am back with a challenge from last week (yes I am horrible I know - sorry :( ) from Use Your Stuff.  It seems it is the time of year where everything thinks of Halloween.  There are so many challenges about at the moment that seem to be based around this celebration.  Although I am not one to celebrate personally I do love seeing all the fun, creative, gorgeous projects that all my fellow DT members are coming up with.  So please if you have a spare minute or three pop on over to the UYS blog and check them out.

With working full time I find I have very little time these days for my beloved crafting.  I have to apologise for the picture quality of my share tonight.  It appears a little more "yellowish" than orange as I only had a small window of opportunity to photograph my card and the lighting wasn't the best.

Since I don't celebrate Halloween I decided to make a simple easel card that could be used for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Use Your Stuff - Challenge #235 - Mood Board

Good Morning All

Well this working full time sucks!  LMAO.... only because it is leaving me NO  time at all of late to craft much or create or even keep my blog up updated!  Well let's be honest I suck at that all the time!!! I cannot believe here we are at the end of my challenge over at Use Your Stuff and ONLY now do I realise I haven't even shared my layouts or challenge on my OWN blog! DOH!!!

  So firstly this is the Mood Board I created to inspire.  I am not normally a fan of yellow but I have to say I so feel in love with this that I was inspired to create not one but two layouts using it!

And this is the first of the layouts I created and used to showcase just one of the many ways the mood board could be interpreted.  And yes sorry of course it is more "Bon Jovi".  A true fan can never get enough!!

And this is the second layout I created.  Our Casper when he was but a kitten.  I can't believe how small he once was...

Thank you all for stopping by.  Don't forget to do yourself a favour and follow the link above over to Use My Stuff's blog.  Honestly the lovely ladies on my Design Team have created some amazing work this week.

Happy Crafting



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stampartpapel Retarte 86 - Moonflower Digi Stamps


Today I am back with another gorgeous digi stamp from Moonflower Digi Stamps and a card creation for Stampartpapel.  This week's challenge pushed me out of my comfort zone as some of the beautiful images we got to work with were "Halloween" images.  And although many of my family and friends in Australia celebrate Halloween I do not.  So it was a challenge to work with such an image.  But I am really happy with how it all turned out!

Now isn't that the cutest image?  I just fell instantly in love with  Gina Le Cat Witch and just had to choose her to colour & style.  Now before you leave be sure to click on my above links and go show the lovely design team ladies some love on our blog and you will kick yourself if you don't head over to Moonflower Digi Stamps to check out their awesome designs as well. 

Thanks for stopping by... until next time

Happy Crafting 



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Colour Challenge #233 - Use Your Stuff

Good Evening

After a well deserved and a much needed month off the amazingly talented ladies from Use Your Stuff are back with a vengeance!!

Our first challenge back (well for my team) is a colour challenge. These were the colours we were given to work with :

Aren't they gorgeous?   I have been so busy with my new job, school, sporting activities and juggling that home/work life balance that I opted with a simple card for this challenge.

I decided to make another Christmas Card for my end of year collection this time using some stickers, which I rarely use.  I am quite please with how it turned out.  

Now make sure you head over to the Use Your Stuff blog and check out the other amazing creations from my fellow designers.

Until next time

Happy Creating



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Papercraft Addicts "Lots of Layers" Card Challenge

Evening Friends,

With working full time I find myself  falling behind with my crafty commitments so tonight I finally finished off my DT challenge over at  Papercraft Addicts.  My challenge this month is rather simple but one that can be interpreted so many ways.  I am excited and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  

Please excuse the bad lighting but I wanted to share my example tonight and not have to wait another week til I have time when there is good lighting.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stampartpapel Retarte 84 - Doodle Pantry

Hello Friends

I am so sorry I have been SO absent SO long.  Life is full of surprises and today I have a few for you!  Firstly the reason for my absence is that I have been working.  Very out of the blue but very fantastic!!  I have been doing 30-40 hours a week and loving it but between that, married life and running around after my teens I have had very little time for card making or scrapbooking!

But today I am back!  Surprise number #2 I have been chosen to be on a new Design Team over at Stampartpapel.  Thank you so much to the gorgeous Martha for having me and "welcome" to all the new DT members.  I can't wait to work with you all, get to know you better AND be inspired by all your crafty creations.

This week our wonderful sponsors over at Doodle Pantry have provided us with a choice of some gorgeous digi stamps to work with and those who know me well won't be at all surprised with the stamp I choose.  Please be sure to hop on over to their website and check out all the great designs on offer.

So here  it is, my very first card creation especially for Stampartpapel :

Both the gorgeous cat digi image and the words came from the one kit... but not just these I also got a second cute kitty image & more words!  Be sure to check out Doodle Pantry... I promise you won't be disappointed by their range or their prices!

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time.....

Happy Crafting.