Sunday, September 28, 2008

From Disneyland

Hello all

Well we have spent 3 days at Disneyland/California Adventure Park and we have had a ball (except for 'space mountain', AAAAHHHH!!!), all the rides have been great. Thursday was not too busy and we were able to get most of the major rides done. Friday the queues were a little longer, but the boys were great! and were happy to stand in line for about 40 min.

Main Street Disneyland

Liam after the first day at Disneyland ...

We tried to get as many photos with the disney character as possible. I am sure you will recognise most of them ...

... tomorrow we are on our way to San Diego ....see ya

Saturday, September 27, 2008

From Anaheim

Hi everyone

Well, we had a great flight over from oz (not too much sleep though), and we were through customs in like 1/2 hour (fantastic for LA). Here is a photo of Liam in his seat ...

He had his own little TV screen with his own programs that ran for the entire flight. Needless to say he was a very happy little camper .... and because of the lack of sleep here is a picture later that day in the hotel ....

The weather is great, really warm and sunny and so we are swimming in the pool every day. Here is Calum & Dad ....

We are having a great time and I will do another post later today .... talk again soon ...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In the spotlight

This will be my last 'card' post for about 2 weeks. We are off on a family holiday to America (the boys can't wait!). We will be doing all the theme parks, so I hope the weather will be a bit warmer than here in Melbourne ... we have been told to bring towels to legoland!
I am still going to post some holiday snaps for family and friends to see ...
Anyway ... here is the card
Samps:t In the spotlight & whimsical alphabet
Card: Very vanilla & old olive
Paper: Old olive DS
Ink: Pale plum, old olive & purely pomegranate
Accessories: Fiskars 'threading water' punch, paper snips & stickles, dimensionals, 1/38 circle punch & 1 1/4 circle punch

Monday, September 22, 2008

More Christmas cards ...

It doesn't matter what our intentions are ... I never seem to get my christmas cards done in time to send out, BUT this year I am doing a couple at a time ...

Here a 2 cards that I made a couple of weekends ago with my upline Jenni ....
Stamps: Tags for all
Card: Very vanilla, real red & old olive
Paper: DS 'Dashing'
Ink: Real red & old olive
Accessories: Old olive & real red wide grosgrain ribbon, paper snips

Sunday, September 21, 2008

In The Spotlight

Just another quick one tonight .... I have used a stamp set that I have never used before. One of our free hostess sets from our current catalogue.

I have used an unusual colour combo, which I cased from the catalogue as well.

Stamps: In the spotlight & blooming with happiness

Card: Very vanilla & kraft

Ink: Blue bayou, purely pomegranate, more mustard & old olive

Accessories: Purely pomegranate dbl stitch ribbon, paper snips & for the curved section I used the template from Kristina Werner blog (thanks Kristina). I really like it, and think I will use it a bit ....

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Woo Hoo! I found a cupcake stamp so I could play in Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge. You don't really need to use cupcakes, but it is fun ...

I really enjoyed this challenge, and am very happy with how the card has turned out. I love paper piecing (the cupcake), and will have to get some more stamps that I can use for this (he! he!).

Stamps: SU! Birthday Best
Card: Kraft, chocolate chip & soft sky
Paper: SU! DS 'Notebook'
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Chocolate polytwill ribbon, hemp twine, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, paper snips

Makeesha's Cased Sketch Challenge

Ok this was really weird because I don't actually case many cards from the catalogue (in fact none!) except this one. So for Makeesha's Cased Sketch challenge I will show both cards that I have done ....

I am not really happy with these colors, but I did like the way the card turned out. I used my SU! color coach and chose barely banana, perfect plum and gable green. The stamps I used were bold butterfly, short & sweet and flitting by wheel.

... and this is the card that I cased a while ago. You can see all the details of this card here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kristina Werner CIC #23

Just a quick one today .... computer not playing nicely today ...

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I finally had the chance to try a 'Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge'. YEAH! I managed to make only half a card last week...(I really need to get some cupcake stamps.LOL!)

I also thought I would take to opportunity to make another xmas card ....

Stamps: Season of joy & short and sweet

Card: Real red, whisper white & old olive

Paper: SU! DS Old olive

Ink: Real red (marker), old olive (& marker)

Accessories: Old olive wide grosgain ribbon, 'threading water punch', paper snips & stickles

Beate's WSC #57

The only stamping I seem to do lately are challenges .... (they are very addictive LOL!). So here is another one. This is Beate's weekend sketch challenge:

Stamps: Garden whimsy & occasional greetings
Card: Whisper white, rose red & certainly celery
Paper: SU! DS rose red
Ink: Pumpkin pie (& marker), rose red (marker), certainly celery (marker), basic black (marker)
Accessories: paper snips, fiskars 'threading water' punch

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mixed Boquet

Just thought I would share a card ...

Stamps: Mixed boquet & occasional greetings

Card: Kraft & soft sky

Paper: SU! DS 'notebook'

Ink: Chocolate chip & blue bayou

Accessories: Chocolate twill ribbon & stickles

All products used are Stampin Up!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

K Werner CIC #22

Every thursday morning (oz time), I wake up and can't wait to jump on the computer to see what colour challenge Kristina has posted for us. I love seeing what everybody else has created and try to do mine without too much procrastination (not sure of spelling) ... anyway, it is an absolutely gorgeous photo today and the colours are:

Bravo Burgandy, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Soft Sky and Whisper White

Stamps: Mixed Boquet & Warm Words
Card: Soft sky & whisper white & SU! vellum
Ink: Bravo burgandy & versamark
Paper: SU! DS 'spring break'
Pastels: Rose red, regal rose & tempting turquoise
Accessories: Soft sky dbl stitch ribbon, fiskars 'threading water' punch, sponge daubers

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Beate's WSC #56 & Makeesha's Colour Challenge

Yes, this is a two for one deal ... I have done Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge (WSC #56) and Makeesha's Colour Challenge. First time for both. You can go to Beate's blog to have a look at all the wonderful projects that she does. And the colours for Makeesha's challenge are:

Certainly Celery, Regal Rose & Apricot Appeal

Makeesha blog has lots of great projects and card designs to ...

Stamps: Boho Background
Card: Certainly celery, apricot appeal & regal rose
Paper: Certainly celery DS paper
Ink: Basic black & apricot appeal
Accessories: Certain celery wide grosgrain ribbon, fiskars threading water punch

Thursday, September 4, 2008

K Werner CIC #21

This is Kristina's wonderful color inspiration challenge. I have had to substitute some of the colours (old olive & tempting turquoise).

Stamps: Occasional Greeting & Boho backgrounds
Card: Regal rose, tempting turquoise, old olive & whisper white
Ink: Rose red & versamark
Accessories: Old olive wide grosgrain ribbon & slit punch