Thursday, September 15, 2011

More Cupcakes

Are you sick of seeing cupcakes yet?? if not you soon will be, here are a couple more cards I made while I had the Cupcake collections set out the other day...

I have used an old sketch I had from a challenge a while back, I always copy the sketches into a note pad so when stuck for inspiration I can go back through my sketches and pick out the one I want to use.
As you can see the last one is a little note book.
Well off to do the dreaded house chores...
Happy Stamping

Monday, September 12, 2011

All under the one Umbrella

Just a quick one today, really meant to be doing the book work for the tax man before he comes knocking looking for it.
Over at Just add Ink this week the challenge is to make a card using white and just one other colour and I have also matched it up with sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday....
So you see I have both challenges under the one cute umbrella, If you think its cute too you can get the set called Scattered Showers from Papertrey ink
Well back to the books ;o)
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hey There Cupcake!

Yesterday I had a play with Cupcake collection, from Papertrey Ink I just love this set it is sooo cute and has so many options....
I have teamed it up with retired Elegant soiree papers from Stampin' Up! will be sad when this is all gone.

Anyway when this post goes up I am slaving away at the kids tuckshop, doing my good Mum duty.
Will be back later to show you some more cupcakes I made.
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just Add Ink # 83

Howdy all I hope your Tuesday is going well. Just a quick one today.
Over at Just Add Ink this week is a sketch that looks like this....
Now I went a little off track but you can still see the sketch in my card......
I have used the Flower Fancy stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from Inspired by Nature also a Stampin' Up! set, along with Espresso, baja, and pear.
Well I am off to schedule a post for the coming days so be sure to pop back later in the week.
Happy Stamping

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Try Stampin Tuesdays #30

Don't fall off the chair now, I am back again. I thought I would get in early this week for the challenge at Try Stampin Tuesdays as I missed cut off last week. I always love there sketches they always seem to work well.
So this weeks sketch looks like this...
I have a bundle of new stamps that arrived from PTI while I was down and out and could only look at them ;o(
so I was itching to dip them in some ink, and one was this cute little set called Sweet as can be....
Well off to town now to watch the oldest compete for his spot in the Darling Downs team for Discus and 110m hurdles.
Till Next time
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thank You

Firstly I would like to Thank all of you who either left well wishes on comment or Thank you for all the lovely emails I received.
In the end it was confirmed as a bulging disc,  I am feeling so much better now, I do have bad days where my back is a little sore or days when my arm/hand is numb or tingly, but we're hopeful this all should come good with time and lucky its the left side so not to debilitating.
But the best news is I am back at the craft desk, Yeah!!  I have missed it sooo much and what better way to get the mojo going then challenges....
Over at Just at Ink this week their challenge is something from your stash..... Ha where does one start!!!
I pulled out this fabric tape, can you believe my hubby found in a throw out bin at Spotlight (yes he scowls through those bins whilst waiting for me, what a treasure!) anyway it was to cheap to leave, (so he thought anyway),  and has since been  sitting on the shelf  waiting for some use....
So here it is... the bargain fabric tape at its best....
And while I had it out and was actually enjoying using it I made this one for the sketch at Try stamping on Tuesday but missed the cut off, but here it is anyway...
Well I might pop over to Try Stamping Tuesdays and see what this week is and get a little more organized...
Till next time
Happy Stamping

Monday, August 15, 2011

Good Excuse

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that this time I really do have a good excuse for being so slack on the blog updates and comments on all the blogs I usually stalk.
About three weeks ago I was in sooo much pain in my left shoulder/ back I could only get off the bed to get to Doctors appointments.  After xrays and CT scans it is possible I have a bulging disc in the upper of my spine this will be confirmed or not after I get my MRI results on Tuesday.
Because of the pain I have been unable to sit at my desk or the computer, but I am coming better each day also with the help of some Bowen, so I am sure it wont be too long till I am back into it, but until then I thought I had better pop in and let you know I am still around just quite on the craft front.
Until later
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Em!

Told you I would be back soon,   Yesterday was my Daughter Emily's Birthday so I wanted to share with you a pic of the card I made her

and a pic of my Baby girl turning 10....
Not quite a baby any more (apparently) but being my youngest and only girl, she will always be my baby.


Card Packs all round.

I made a card the other day when I was planing an up and coming workshop, I wanted to use the technique of markers to stamps and when I had made it I loved the bright colour of the flowers against the white back drop so much that I decided to make a few in different colours.......
So when I had so many made I thought they looked so good together that they should be in a set
so I decided that was their fate.
Here is the box I made to hold them all....
and the inside.....
Then while I was on a roll I make some smaller note cards similar.......
Sorry about the pic of these ones but my batteries just went flat and living out of town does sometimes have its disadvantages, like when you can't just slip down to shop.
But anyway back to job at hand,
This is case I made to hold the smaller cards...
Yes it was a long day in the office that day, with all that colouring of stamps but I really think it was worth it, what do you think?
Back soon (I can hear you all go yeah yeah but no really I will be)
But until then
Keep warm

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Clean and Simple # 149

Yeah Yeah I know, back again, two posts in two days, it's a near miracle, but don't get to excited it probably wont last although I have a slow schedule for a few weeks now so who knows I may just surprise you.
Anyways on to job at hand, the sketch at Clean and Simple this week looked rather interesting...
and the new papers I got last week from My minds eye were screaming to be used, so this is what I came up with...
This sketch would also look great turned on its side, why don't you have a go and then pop over to Clean and Simple and check out what everyone else came up with.
I feel its to cold to craft today my little fingers are like ice blocks, we have a wind chill factor here today of minus 2,  hopefully the sun will pop out later and warm things up but until then I am off to the fire.
Keep warm

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #23

Finally time for challenges, and I am just scraping in by minutes for this one at Try Stampin on Tuesday's....
Here is the sketch they gave us....
and this is what I came up with....
Now to look hard this card could send your eyes a little funny, but I just love the country look paper, which is from Kaiser,  the Red Heart paper and Thank you stamp is from Stampin' Up! and the cute little cherry stamp is from Everyday button bits ( PTI.)
So I  better rush off and enter this card over at Try Stampin on Tusdays as I think it is down to just minutes to go... You should go and check out the DT cards this week they are all really pretty too.
Happy Stamping

Monday, July 18, 2011

Still Here

Ok Ok I am slack I admit it, but it has been school holidays..... and yeah  I know... that's no excuse so I will just get on with the post.
I am hoping to make up for the absence by showing not one but two cards!!!
So here is the couple of cards I did the other day...

Now I cased using these colours with this stamp set from the very clever Alisa Tilsner, I found them in one of my old editions Stamping and Paper Craft Magazine, but I am sure if you check out her blog here they should be on there somewhere and who knows what else you may find along the way because she does such beautiful work.
The colours are Old Olive, So Saffron, and Riding Hood red with the Aviary Stamp set, all from Stampin' Up!
Best be off,  hopefully back sooner than later!
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Mitch

Monday was my middle child Mitch's Birthday, he turned 12 boy how the years fly!
This post is a few days late, but no I didn't forget his birthday, I just couldn't post it before as he is one of my biggest fans, and checks Mum's blog for updates, and if he would have seen the card before we gave him his pressie it may have given it away...
because we got him a Siamese Fighting Fish,  He has named it Sid and he loves it that much I have to check at night it is still in its tank, as I am sure he would take it to bed with him if he could.
Any way here is a quick peep at my handsome little (oopps Big I should say) 12 year old....
 So Happy Birthday Mitch, I know you had a great day!! Now we just have to do the roller skating thing over the holidays (ohhh my poor bottom).


Friday, June 24, 2011

First Digi Stamp

I don't know why it has taken me so long to jump on Digi stamp band wagon, but now I have I think I am hooked, it is such a cheap way to get your images.
This is the very first one I purchased. It is from KennyK downloads.
I have coloured her with my copic markers, which I am off now to order some more, (so addictive!! they are dangerous!!) lol.
 Sorry about the picture with the funny little lines on it, but it is very windy out side so I had to shot it inside and believe it or not the lines are from the fly screen on the window, but it is the only bit of sun I could find.
I have backed her with some Blueberry Crisp DSP from Stampin' Up! and used More mustard, Night of Navy and Riding Hood red.
Any way off to buy those copics...
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Clean and Simple FTL 145

With finding plenty of time to stamp lately I went on the challenge site surf again and found this sketch at over at Clean and Simple ...
And this is what I came up with...
I went with Pretty in Pink card stock and DSP, Chocolate chip card stock and ribbon and little bit of Crumb cake all from Stampin' Up! the flower is some dies from PTI and the stem is from a Flower Fusion set from PTI as well.
Now I haven't forgotten to show you my first Coloured Digi stamp that I mentioned last post,  I just wanted to enter this one first so trust me there is more scheduled for later in the week *wink*
Well off to enter this over at Clean and Simple...
Take care

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ColorLab Color Challenge #45

I don't know about where you are but boy have we been cold!! In fact too cold for me to even venture to my craft room which is a little too far away from our fire, I tried one day and my hands were so cold I literally could not tie a piece of ribbon in half, But it has warmed up a little during the days so I cranked up my  little heater (which did not cut it a few days ago let me tell you!) and I have finally created! Yeah!
This weeks colours at the ColorLab are way to bright for me, so I thought it was great for a challenge,
Here are the colours...
See what I mean very bright Hey??
But that's what we surf the challenge sites for... A challenge...
And here is what I came up with...
As soon as I seen these colors I knew I wanted to finally ink up my Cup cakes from PTI,
I have even added some glitter! (shock horror for me!) I have also used Mat Stack collection #4 from PTI.
Well I am off to colour my first Digi stamp, will be back tomorrow to show you.
Till then
Happy stamping

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Back with another challenge this time it is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday  and of course it is a sketch...
Now I mentioned in my last post I was dusting off unloved stamp sets, so it was time for Nursery Necessities to see the light... this set retired from Stampin' Up! last year...
I also need to add some babies and kids cards to my stash, so this is what I came up with, Sorry its not a real good picture, taken to late in the day, I think it is supa cute how about you?
I have used Bashful blue and Certainly celery along with whisper white.
Enjoy the rest of your day

Friday, June 3, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #17

Finally blogger is being nice to me! even letting me leave some comments around the ridges.
I have had a little time this morning at my desk so I thought I would play along with some challenges,
This week the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesdays looks like this...
Now I have decided its time to visit some stamp sets I have been neglecting lately, so the mission is on to blow off the dust and and let them live again, and the first to see daylight was Fifth Avenue Floral....
I really do like this set but got a little bored with it, but now I have brought it to life again with my new copic markers, I have used R20,R32,R35 and R37  I love the shading affect they give.
I have also used a little sentiment from Teeny tiny sentiments, I have inked my embossing folder on some soft suede and used a little Espresso, If you have any questions just flick me an email.
Better be off to do the dreaded house chores now since this is my first day home all week and will be out all weekend.
Happy stamping
Tammy x

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bright and Fun!

Today I have a very bright and fun card I made, I thought these colours would pick up the feel in the old craft room....
I am really happy with it, yeah!! I think that mojo is slowly making its way back...
It's hard to see but I have sprayed the flower with smooch spritz to make it sparkle! along with the colours of Melon mambo Tangerine tango and old olive. The greeting is from PTI Big bold wishes stamp set.

Well off to the hairdresser now with full intentions of going short,  but I have said this the last two visits and always chicken out!! but I think its time for some changes!!

Back soon

Happy Birthday Karen

Hi All,
Just wanted to pop in and let you know that today is the very talented and lovely Karen G's Birthday!!
So pop over to her blog check out her fabbo work and give her some Birthday cheer!!
Happy Birthday Karen, I hope your having a Wonderful day!
Tam x

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Colour Throw down #143

Well the lack in posts has many excuses, some including computer problems, blogger being troublesome, and probably the main reason is just plain lack of mojo!!
So to try and get it back I thought I might play along with Colour Throw down this week, here are the colours they gave us to play with...
And this is what I came up with...
Now you can see... were oh were has that mojo gone lol, It didn't turn out anything like it was ment too, but then I thought hey something at the moment is better than nothing!!
I have been doing a lot of catering for our sports days at school lately and while in the catering supply shop picking up some coffee cups I came across these cute little paper doily's, they were only $1.80 a pack so now I have 250 of them lol.
I have also used PTI tea for two stamp set, Hero arts saying stamp, and Tres chic Stampin' Up! stamp.

Better go and work on that mojo...
Happy Stamping

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Good Monday Morning to you all...The start of another week already, But for the first time in ages I have nearly a free week Yeah!!! more stamping time.
I decided I need a few boy cards in my stash so I used the sketch at Sweet sketch Wednesday this week to make this cute little rocket card...
The rocket stamp is from the Pun Fun stamp set from Stampin'Up! along with the Real red card stock and Night of navy card stock and ribbon. I have also used the Polka dot stamp set from PTI and there new set Grunge me for the subtle mess in the back ground (a little hard to see in pic) and of course I have coloured the rocket with my copics, have I told you how much I love them lately lol.
Since its a quite week for me, might see you back here soon!
Happy Stamping

Sunday, May 8, 2011

More Colouring with Copics

I told you a few posts back I would show what else I had been colouring with my new Copics...
So here is another cute little pic. This one is a Stamp called A kiss for Chloe from Sarah Kay.
I just love the way these pens blend and are so easy to use, I am currently in process of choosing some more colours to purchase and let me tell you it is a process!! I spend days looking at that big colour wheel its starting to send me dizzy lol.
I just wish we had some classes close by, the nearest I have found is Brisbane which I don't mind to travel to  but they are booked out until July!  So I guess it's back to good old U tube!!
Thanks for stopping by

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #13

Happy Mothers Day to all, I hope you all enjoy a stress free day, which would mean no Children fighting, mine try hard we usually get to about lunch and they finally have had enough of looking at each other politely and someone has to start... but hay that's part of being a Mum refereeing and you know we wouldn't have it any other way really! (Would we???) lol

Over at Try Stamping on Tuesdays is a sketch of course for you to play along with again this week, and this is what I came up with...
I have gone back to the Morning Cup stamp set from Stampin' Up! it seems to always call my name when standing in front of my stamp shelves picking what to use. I have coloured it using my copics and I have used So Saffron, Chocolate chip and Whisper white card stock along with some double stitched chocolate chip ribbon all from Stampin' Up! as well.
Again Enjoy your day!!
Happy Stamping

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scattered Showers

I found a challenge site a few weeks back that I thought was right up my ally... I Love to's Monthly!! Now I thought great! I am sure to get this one done on time, but where does the time go??? here we are a new month again, So I miss the cut off, maybe next month! Anyway since I did it, I might as well show you...
This was the sketch
and this is what I came up with...
I have used the very cute stamp set from PTI called Scattered Showers along with some 6x6 DSP from Kaiser Craft. The colour combo is Old Olive and Rich Razzelberry from Stampin' Up!
Now I had some scraps let over and have decided that after my clean out I was going to try and use scraps straight away in stead of letting them build up (yeah like this is going to last lol) but anyway I am off to a good start I also covered another little note book...
So I hope you like, and may be I will get next months challenge done a little quicker!!
Happy Stamping

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Here's the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week...
 I got a nice little parcel from the States yesterday full of some cute little stamps including some from Tilda Town  I know the Australia Dollar being so high is not good for the exporting trade, but boy its good for the pocket on craft shopping at the moment!! You have to be mad not take advantage. I think I have already spent my yearly allowance and each day as the dollar goes up, I have a good excuse to buy more!!
Any way this is my card for the sketch...
Sorry the Pictures not so good but it is late afternoon and the sun is fading fast...I have used my Copics to colour her of coarse, I also have used a PTI flower die with some felt and I have also used Bashful blue and Pretty in Pink DSP along with Crumb cake and Whisper white card stock from Stampin' Up! also the greeting is from Short and Sweet a Stampin' Up! set.
Until next time
Happy Stamping

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Copic Markers

Well I finally took the plunge after weeks of  looking at colour charts and U Tubes, I purchased myself some Copic markers,  and all I can say is...I just love them! there's no going back now I am totally hooked.  
I already NEED more colours lol.
Well here is one of my first attempts, still need a little practise on the shading, but they really do the work them selves...
This is a little note book again, my 9 year old daughter helped so much over the holidays with the cleaning of the house I thought this would be a nice little Thank you (along with the pocket money they all seem to put their hands out for lol), she is so into all things stationary.  I have made a few more of these I will pop them up later to show you.
Now all my house is cleaned and the kids are back at school I should have a bit more time for creating and blogging!
So see you soon...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Jake!

Today is my oldest son Jake turns 17,  Boy time flys, We couldn't be more proud of the fine young man he has turned into...
So now we are over a year of learner driving and tearing my hair out! and on to the stress of having him venture out on his own. So I guess whats left of my hair will be turning a lighter shade of grey fast!
Any way on to what your really here for,  some crafting creations...
This is the card I made for Jake...
 I have used the PTI stamp set called enjoy your ride, along with the wood grain back ground.
Colours I went with Stampin' Up! Not quite navy, crumb cake and Peach Parfait. You can't see it very good in the pic but I have added little rhinestones on the headlights to make them look more realistic and I embossed the woodgrain on the white card behind the car.
Now for the second card on today's post,
This is one my youngest son Mitch aged 12 made for his big brother, I think he did extremely well.
He chose the colours of Cajun, turquoise and wasabi himself and made the entire card on his own including doing the colouring. The fisherman catching a boot is a bit of joke with the boys as they go down the back to the creek to muck around but never seem to catch anything worth bringing home so Mitch thought this was an appropriate stamp to use.  I am sure he would love your feed back.
Off to make my Birthday boy his favorite caramel tart for dessert tonight.
Thanks for stopping by
Until next time happy stamping

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Colour Throw down

Well even more new goodies I got from Paper Trey Ink.
This stamp set is the Tea for Two set plus the wood grain back ground, I have covered a note book this time...I have chosen the colours from Colour Throw down this week.
I also love the fact that most of the stamps from PTI have dies to match so more cutting!! yeah - oh no - now what will I do in all that spare time! lol.
I have chosen Tangerine Tango (slowly becoming one of my favorites and marine mist which is my all time favorite blue at the moment and I have also used some crumb cake.
Off to play some more yeah!!
Back soon