Sunday, December 19, 2010

JayGee's Design Team

Hi and welcome to another week with the JayGee's Nook Design Team.  This week I am showcasing a set by Practicing Creativity called 'Everyday Prints'.  This set is very versatile and could be used for just about any occasion.  This set, and lots of other goodies can be found in Judith's online SHOP.

Make sure you visit Judith and Joy's blog, and don't forget to enter this months challenge HERE (due to Christmas and New Year you will have extra time to play along !).

Stamps:  Everyday Prints (Practicing Creativity), leaves a la' carte (SU - jumbo wheel)
Card:  White, pink pirouette
Ink:  Pink pirouette, passion pink
Accessories:  White satin ribbon (PTI), rhinestones, vintage button, twine

Stamps:  Everyday Prints (Practicing Creativity), Fancy flourishes (PTI)
Card:  White, basic black
Ink:  Daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, melon mambo, real red, copics, versamark, true black
Accessories:  Rhinestones (coloured with copics), white emboss powder

Thanks for stopping by and
happy crafting

xx Ange

Sunday, December 12, 2010

JayGee's Nook Design Team

Welcome to another week with the JayGee's Nook Design Team.  This week I am showing you a card that I made using Lawn Fawn 'Judy's Blooms'.  Our weather has been a bit mixed up lately but I hope summer will be along real soon, and this card is very bright and summery (wishful thinking LOL!)

For some more fabulous inspiration don't forget to check out Judith and Joy's blog. 

This months JayGee's Nook Challenge is happening HERE, we would love for you to play along with us! and there is a fabulous prize to be won...

Stamps:  Judy's Blooms (Lawn Fawn), Scattered Showers (PIT)
Card:  Daffodil delight, white
Ink:  Real red, pumpkin pie, melon mambo, daffodil delight, copics
Accessories:  Rhinestones, pearls

Thanks for stopping by,
and happy crafting

xx Ange

Sunday, December 5, 2010

JayGee's Nook Design Team

Hey everyone, 

Welcome to another week with the JayGee's Nook Design Team.  Today I am showing you a card using the 'Pure Innocence' Presents for you stamp by My Favouite Things.

I am having a few computer issues, so this post will be brief.  You can link to Judith and Joy's blog over on my side bar.   There is also a link to the Store down under 'shopping anyone'.   I apologise for not being able to link these on my post.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

JayGee's Nook Challenge 2

Hiya,  hope you are having a crafty weekend.   It is time for another JayGee's Nook Challenge.  I absolutely loved the colours for this challenge!  Be sure to play along with us this month for a chance to win a fabulous prize!  .... and for some extra inspiration go to Joy's blog HERE, and Judith's Blog HERE.  Make sure you visit the SHOP too,  as Judith is stocking fabulous new products all the time (Christmas is only 4 weeks away!)

Stamps:  Friendship Jar and Christmas fillers (PTI)
Card:  Very vanilla, pure poppy distressed dots
Ink:  Real red, crumb cake, copics
Accessories:  Rhinestones (coloured with copics), Friendship Jar dies

Thanks for stopping by and
happy crafting

xx Ange

Friday, November 26, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes ....mmm

TGIF Everyone....just a quick post to show you a card I made for my trainer.  After I gave it to her she told me for her birthday she googled 'the best cupcakes' in Melbourne, and drove there to have one! Yum!

Stamps:  Birthday Girl (MFT - A la mode)
Card:  Very vanilla, cameo coral, distressed dots DP
Ink:  Memento black, copics
Accessories:  Crystal effects, berry sorbet satin ribbon, Die-namics (MFT)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hope you're feeling better ....

Hiya,  hope you are having a lovely 'hump day'.  My sons teacher was unexpectedly away sick this last week, so he asked me to do a card for her.

Stamps:  Turning a new leaf (PTI), Blooming button bits (PTI), Everyday button bits (PTI).  Background basics: Text style (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, very vanilla, pink passion
Ink:  Pink passhion, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette
Accessories:  BG Bling it rhinestones, vintage buttons

Sunday, November 14, 2010

JayGee's Nook DT

Hello and welcome to another week with JayGee's Nook Design Team.  This week I have used a Practicing Creativity's set called 'Retro Christmas' and my thankyou card uses Inchies.  Don't forget to check out all the NEW products now for sale at the SHOP!

I would like to remind everyone about the fabulous challenge going on HERE.  There is a great prize to be won and you still have plenty of time to play along.

Don't forget to visit Judith and Joy's blog for more inspiration.

Stamps:  Retro Christmas (Practicing Creativity)
Ink:  Real red, whisper white, close to cocoa, crumb cake
Card:  Kraft, whisper white
Accessories:  Rhinestones, dazzling diamonds, heat-n-stick powder, ruby red liquid pearls, mat stack (PTI), Favour it box die (PTI)

Stamps:  Retro Christmas (Practicing Creativity)
Ink:  Real red, crumb cake
Card:  Whisper white, kraft
Accessories:  Vintage buttons, crystal effects

Stamps:  Signature Greetings (PTI)
Card:  Whisper white, kiwi kiss, plum pudding bitty box basics DP
Ink:  Perfect plum, copics, tuxedo black
Accessories:  Inchies

Thanks for stopping by

xx Ange

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hiya everyone

This week I was asked to make a 'Get Well' card for a young girl (only 13), so I wanted to make it as bright and cheeful as I could ...

Stamps:  Fancy flourishes, Round & round, Christmas button bits, Tea for two, Simple alphabet (all stamps are PTI)
Card:  Kraft, Raspberry fizz bitty boxes DP, very vanilla, Fine linen distressed dots DP
Ink:  Pink passion, crumb cake
Accessories:  Rhinestones, stickles, vintage buttons, raspberry fizz satin ribbon, label 17 nestie

Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend
xx Ange

Sunday, November 7, 2010

JayGee's NooK DT

Welcome to another week with  JayGee's Nook Design Team.  This week I am showing you a card using Japanese masking tape and the  'Retro Christmas' set by Practicing Creativity

For the long ornament I laid masking tape onto some scrap card, then used PTI's 'vintage ornament' die to cut it out.  I then coloured some clear rhinestones with my copics (V99) and put them on the ornament.  I am very happy with how this turned out, and will be using this method again.

Just a reminder about the challenge over on Judith blog, and check out what the super talented Joy has for you  this week too!

Stamps:  Retro Christmas (Practicing Creativity)
Card:  Pale plum, very vanilla, distressed dots (PTI)
Ink:  Pale plum, perfect plum
Accessories:  Rhinestones, copics, vintage ornament die (PTI), fine line satin ribbon (yum!), jute twine (dyed pale plum), corner chomper

Thanks for dropping by    xx Ange

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For the man in your life ....


For those of you having a dabble on the horses today, goodluck! (For those that don't live in Oz, today is Melbourne Cup Day.  'The horse race that stops a nation',  and a public holiday here in Melbourne. Woohoo!).

Anyway, back to my card.  I made this card for a friends dad.  It was super quick and easy.

Stamps:  Woodgrain background (PTI), Enjoy the ride (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, very vanilla
Ink:  Chocolate chip, copics
Accessories:  Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, rhinestones, acetate, sponge

Thanks for stopping by
xx Ange

Sunday, October 31, 2010

JayGee's Nook Challenge 1

Hey Everyone, and welcone to our first challenge for JayGee's Nook.  Judith has given us this gorgeous photo for inspiration.  I have made 2 cards for this challenge.  The first one using the amazing colours and my second one has used the damask and ribbon.

We would love for you to come and play along with us.  Don't forget to visit Judith and Joy's blog for more inspiration.

Stamps:  Music Background (Hero Arts), Vintage Ornaments (PTI), Places Please (PTI)
Card:  Whisper white
Ink:  Soft sky (retired), not quite navy and baja breeze, versamark
Accessories:  Satin ribbon (enchanted evening - PTI), Label 4 nesty, clear embossing powder, rhinestone, sponge

Stamps:  Damask designs (PTI), Around & about sentiments (PTI), Beautiful blooms II (PTI)
Card:  Kraft (of course), whisper white
Ink:  Crumb cake (new fav),
Accessories:  Brads, scallop circle nesty, vintage buttons, jute twine, white satin ribbon, sponge, paper piercer

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back next Sunday when we will be showing you some cards using more Lawn Fawn, Practicing Creativity, Inchies and patterned masking tape.

xx Ange

Sunday, October 24, 2010

JayGee's Nook DT - Week 4

Hiya .... Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.  Here I am again with another sample from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called 'Just My Type'.  I have paper pieced the telephone image and co-ordinated it with the DP.  And I have used the yummy bakers twine again (love that stuff !)

Judith's online shop 'JayGee's Nook' is stocking some fabulous new stamps/products, and there are new products arriving all the time, so do yourself a favour and pop over to the shop.  You can also check out some fabulous inspiration at Judith's blog and Joy's blog.

Stamps:  Just My Type (Lawn Fawn)
Card:  Very vanilla, Octover afternoon 'Fly a Kite' DP
Ink:  Groovy guava (SU - retired), true black
Accessories:  Mandarin bakers twine, vintage buttons, spiral punch, copics

There are some exciting things happening next Sunday over on Judith's blog, so be sure to come back next week.  Thanks for stopping by,  Enjoy your day   ...   xx Ange

Sunday, October 17, 2010

JayGee's Nook DT - Week 3


This week I am showcasing a new set from 'Lawn Fawn' called 'Just my type'.  I love this set and it was perfect for colouring with my copics (need all the practice I can get LOL!).  If you would like to purchase this set, pop over and see Judith at JayGee's Nook.  There are lots of other goodies there too.

Pop over to Judith and Joys' blog for more inspiration.

Stamps:  Just my type (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Chocolate chip, close to cocoa
Card:  Chocolate chip, kraft, notebook DSP (SU - retired), very vanilla
Accessories:  Choclate grosgrain ribbon, copic sketch markers

Hope to see you here again next Sunday .... xx Ange

Monday, October 11, 2010

Copic Storage

I have finally purchased some copics (sketch).  I have had a play with them (thanks Sue), and last month there was a really big special, so I thought why not..  It's a bit daunting trying to pick which colours to buy, so for most of mine I have used the trios that I found on the PTI website.  With the AUD dollar being a bit fabulous at the moment, I have just purchased some more Woohoo!

Anyway, a while back I was blog surfing and came across Debbie's post with her new copics storage unit, that her DH whipped up.  Debbie got her inspiration from HERE.  I printed out the pictures and handed it to my DH and said "can you make this ??".  And TADAA!  here is the finished product .....

Funny story tho ....  I had just popped all my copics in the box and my Hubby said 'you don't have many' to which I replied 'no, not yet LOL!'

Thanks for stopping by .... xx Ange

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Hiya,  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.  I'm back with my second card featuring a set from 'Practicing Creativity' called My Beach House.  This one is totally different from last week's, as you will see.  Judith from JayGee's Nook sent me the gorgeous twine that I have used on this card, and it comes in lots of different colours (the colour I have used is called Mandarin. Yum!).

Stamps:  My Beach House (Practicing Creativity)
Ink:  Groovy Guava (SU - retired), true black
Card:  Very vanilla, Octover Afternoon DP - fly a kite
Accessories:  Mandarin Twine, vintage buttons, cloud die (PTI), paper snips, dimensionals

Hope to see you again next sunday when I will be showing you a card from another set.

PS  I apologise for my lack of posting the last couple of days, but we (I) exceeded our download and my computer has been really slow (something I don't deal with very well LOL!), but things are back to normal and I hope to be posting a bit more regularly this month ....

Thanks for stopping by ..... Ange

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Some Exciting News!

Hiya,  hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.  The weather here in Melbourne is so amazing this weekend!  Spring has definitely arrived, woohoo!

Anyway, back to my exciting news ... a couple of weeks back I received an email from Judith, who owns a fabulous online shop called  JayGee's Nook, asking if I would like to be on her Design Team.  Of course I said YES!  JayGee's Nook is carrying some amazing products that any crafter would be happy to showcase. 

For my first card I have used 'Practicing Creativity' set called 'My Beach House'.

Stamps:  My beach house (Practicing Creativity)
Card:  Very vanilla, kraft, chocolate chip
Ink:  Close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Accessories:   Brads, 1/4" circle punch. paper snips

We will be showing a new card every week, so come back next week for a completely different looking card using the same set.

Thanks for stopping by....xx Ange

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday ...

Hiya,  hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.   This week I received my very first copics (yay!), and so yesterday we organised a little get together for some colouring practiceSue (My Inner Reflection...) and Iwona (Random Acts of Creativity) were my colouring buddies for the day, and we had a blast ... thanks girls!

Just a quick couple of cards for birthdays that I have done recently .....

Stamps:  Outline Alphabet (PTI), Fancy Flourishes (PTI), Just the Ticket (PTI), Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Ink:  Pink passion, versamark, pretty in pink
Card:  Bitty Dot basics (PTI), white, vellum
Accessories:  Butterfly die (PTI), rhinestones, label die (PTI)

Stamps:  Turning a new leaf (PTI), Butterfly Dreams (PTI), Simple Alphabet (PTI)
Ink:  Kiwi kiss, versamark, old olive
Card:  Bitty box basics (PTI), white
Accessories:  Paper snips, Mat stack die (PTI)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Embellish Colour Challenge - Squares

This weekend has turned out very wet and rainy, PERFECT for sitting in my studio crafting.  I thought I would catch up on some challenges.  This card is for the Embellish Colour Challenge, and you had to use squares...

My card is actually a lot brighter IRL, but because of the weather, it seems really washed out.  I will try to get a better picture for you all later.

Stamps:  Butterfly dreams (PTI), Background basics - botanical (PTI), A little argyle (PTI), Damask designs (PTI)
Card:  Green galore, whisper white, select white
Ink:  Green galore, true black, perfect plum and versamark
Accessories:  Butterfly die (PTI), rhinestones, white emboss powder

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FTL 103

Just a quick christmas card using 'Clean & Simple' FTL 103....

Stamps:  Vintage ornaments (PTI), Vintage ornaments additions (PTI), Signature christmas (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, very vanilla, baja breeze
Ink:  Versamark, baja breeze
Accessories:  Jute rustic twine, white emboss powder, wide real red grosgrain ribbon, sprial punch

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Noah

This week I recieved some new goodies from PTI, woohoo! ...and of course I had to ink them up!  I have used the same layout in my last couple of cards, and found it to be very versatile.

 For the banners I have used the kites from 'up, up and away' (PTI) and just foled the top over  and glued the bakers twine in.

Stamps:  Up, up and away (PIT), Enjoy the ride (PTI), Outline alphabet (PTI), Simple alphabet (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, Notebook DSP (SU! - retired)
Ink:  Choclate chip
Accessories:  Chocolate bakers twine, brad, dimensionals

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Darcy (finally !!)

So Darcy's birthday was last month, but I am only just making her card now.  Her Mum is the very talented Sue over and 'My Inner Reflecttion', so I have to make something special.  This card has the same layout as my previous post, but I was inpired by  the fabulous Maile Belle, for the die cut with the buttons behind.

I couldn't work out which photo I liked best, so I used both of them.

This is also my challenge card for 'Everything but the kitchen sink'.

Stamps:  Outline Alphabet (PTI), Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Card:  White (PTI), 'Sweet blush' polka dot basics DP (PTI)
Ink:  Rose red, versamark
Accessories:  Vintage buttons (PTI), white emboss powder, corner rounder, butterfly dreams die (PTI)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Jess .....

This cards is for Jess, who turned 9 today.  She is a close family friend, as well as being in my oldest sons class at school.  She loves animals, so I thought 'pun fun' from SU would be perfect to use.

Stamps:  Pun fun (SU!), Outline alphabet (PTI), Butterfly wishes (PTI)
Card:  White (PTI), polka dot basics (PTI) spring rain, pink pirouette, going gray and whisper white
Ink:  Pink pirouette, going gray, bashful blue, versamark, passion pink marker, yo-yo yellow marker
Accessories:  Kaisercraft rhinestones, white emboss powder, white gel pen, corner rounder, dimensionals

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Birthday Wishes - Kites

Just a tad late with this one.  This weeks challenge on 'Cards Blog' was to use kites.  I love this stamp set  from PTI called 'Up, up & away'.....

Stamps:  Up, up & away (PTI)
Card:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Real red, only orange, green galore, yo-yo yellow, tempting turquoise, not quite navy, soft sky and true black

Monday, July 26, 2010

Colour Cue {6}

Yes, this is the same sketch and stamp set that I used in my last post.  I loved the colours for this challenge and have been trying to play along for a while...

Stamps:  Live your dream (SU!), Mega mixed messages (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, Afternoon Tea DSP, very vanilla, chocolate chip
Ink:  Chocolate chip (+marker), groovy guava
Accessories:  Scallop border punch, pearls, vintage buttons, jute twine

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma...

TGIF!  Just a quick one today ... the layout for this card is from the 'Clean & Simple' blog.  These sketches are fabulous and I intend to start my Christmas cards with them.

Stamps:  Live your dream (SU!), Faux ribbon (PTI)
Card:  Kiwi kiss, very vanilla, cameo coral and DSP (not sure of name), chocolate chip
Ink:  Kiwi kiss, old olive marker, cameo coral (+marker), choclate chip (+marker)
Accessories:  Rhinestones, stickles, apron lace border punch, paper piercer

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lady Bugs

Todays card was inpired by this 'Smiggle' pencil case.  My son is off to a girls birthday party today, so I hope she likes the card and the present (I don't buy for girls very often)...

Satmps:  Outline Alphabet (PTI), Bitty button bits (PTI)
Card:  Passion pink, tempting turquoise, whisper white and basic black
Ink:  Pink pirouette, passion pink (+marker), tempting turquoise, true black
Accessories:  Blue rhinestones, paper piercer, 1" round punch, 1/2" round punch

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Long time....

no see.....

Sorry for being absent for so excuse really (LOL!).  It's school holidays here in Melbourne, and so we have things to do with the kiddos.  We are going away next week to chilly Canberra too.

Here is a card I did for a school friend of my youngest (LK)....

Stamps:  Outline alphabet (PTI), Up, up and away (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, Polka dot basics (PTI), whisper white
Ink:  Chocolate chip, versamark, real red, yo-yo yello and only orange, tea dye duo
Accessories:  White embossing powder, cloud die (PTI), sponge

Sunday, June 20, 2010

All my friends are turning 40

It seems that this year all my friends are turning 40.  So here are a couple of cards celebrating 40th birthdays...

For Mick

Stamps:  Enjoy the ride (PTI), Birthday basics (PTI)
Card:  Kraft, chocolate chip, whisper white and bitty box basics (PTI)
Ink:  Tea dye duo (PTI), Chocolate chip
Accessories:  Mat stack #1, rhinestones, acetate (windscreen), labels punch (SU!)

For Christina

Stamps:  Beautiful blooms II (PTI), Turning a new leaf (PTI), Enjoy the ride (PTI)
Card:  Passion pink, kiwi kiss, whisper white
Ink:  Passion pink, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette
Accessoires:  Bling it rhinestones, raspberry fizz twill ribbon

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Reader's Choice Inspiration Challenge 3

Last week Kristina Werner put up another 'Reader's Choice Colour Inpsiration Challenge'.  Of course, I didn't get my card done in time for the challenge (again LOL!), but I thought I would put them on here anyway.  For some fabulous inspiration go HERE.

Stamps:  A Little Argyle (PTI), Signature Greetings (PIT), Warmest regards (SU!)
Card:  Chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, very vanilla, perfect plum
Ink:  Perfect plum, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, kiwi kiss, certainly celery and pale plum
Accessories:  Viontage buttons, Mat die #2 (PTI), Swiss dot ribbon (PTI), Grosgrain ribbon (SU!), Jute twine, 1/2" circle punch