Monday, August 31, 2009

Father's Day cards

Busy weekend making Father's cards. This one Imogen has made for Poppy (with my help with the stamp-a- jig), Stamp set used is All in the Family.

This is the inside of the card, Imogen has used Chalks for all the colouring in.

Also we had Marine staying the night (Imogen's third leg, Bestfriend) With a little bit of help from me this is what her card looks like.

This one I have made, not too happy with it but it's only for my husband from the kids, so it doesn't matter. HAHAHAHA
Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise.
SU Other: Retired DSP, Retired Button, Mat pack.
I still have father in law's card to do.....
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Imogen's Challenge

Aunty Karen has just complete Imogen's Challenge, she's used the Seaside Stamp Set. The card looks great.

If you would like to leave a comment, I will pass them on to her.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's Ribbon Share time again

There's 3 more ribbon shares left....
What's up for grabs is the 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon in 17 colours. Cost is $23.25 for 1.7 metres of each colour, that's 28.9 metres in total. FREE postage anywhere in Australia. Contact me know at ,

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Levi goes Choo Choo

Miss Marianne had a baby boy last week, a teacher from Dakota's Pre School. They named him Levi, what a great name. So I've made a card using the Choo Choo again. The Choo Choo Stamp Set is available from the Spring Mini Catalogue for only $29.95 also the Right on Track wheel is $11.95. Until Tuesday I'm offering 10% off all Mini Catalogue items so contact me now.
I've embossed everything again.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point and Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on track wheel, Warm Words and Big Deal Alphabet.
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: Clear and silver embossing powder and ribbon.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kellie's Sketch Challenge #2

Another sketch from the very talented Kellie Winnell, check out her blog HERE

Quick and Easy card. The flower is embossed and the circle is distressed.
Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss
SU Stamps: Inspired by nature
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: Urban Garden DSP, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Cordary Button and Twine.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Delicious Diva Colour Challenge #1

Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.
Check out the colours for the Delicious Diva Colour Challenge WOW.... I had know idea what to do and then it came to me, butterflies....
Very quick card and the butterflies are embossed.

Card Recipe
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana and Cameo Coral
SU Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly and Warm Words
SU Inks: Pumpkin Pie and Versa Mark
SU Other: Clear Embossing powder and Walk in the park DSP.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #12

I wanted to make a Thank You card to send to Ann for my wonderful Candy. So I have used Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge as my starting point. I only had a large Oval so couldn't fit any buttons or Brads on the card....

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Basic Grey, Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Flower Fancy and the thank you came from the flight of the butterfly
SU Inks: Staz On Black, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.
SU Other: Tea party DSP, Watercolouring paper, Hodgepodge Hardware and basic grey ribbon.
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Imogen's First Challenge

This is Rebecca's card that she has made withWild about you stamp set, very cute. The card's for Imogen's Challenge, There's still time to play.
IMOGEN'S Challenge - If you would like to play as well, just leave a comment or send me an email. I would let it run for Till end of the month and if I have enough people playing I will offer some Stampin' Up! Candy. Imogen will be picking to winner....
Thanks for Looking Rach

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Proud Parents yet again

Yes, Another Guinea Pig has had babies, only 2 this time. We have 9 Guinea pigs now..... But look how cute this one is...

And look at Dakota and the other Baby Guinea Pig...
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Last Days

August Special is coming to an end soon. 10% off all the products in the Mini Spring Catalogue includes free postage. Email me at or call 02 8883 4929. Will ship anywhere in Australia.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wild about Choo Choo

I've cased this idea from Splitcoaststampers. This card has been created for Ryan's 2nd Birthday, Happy Birthday Ryan for tomorrow.
Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, So Saffon, Kraft and Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Choo Choo, Wild about you, Right on Track Wheel and Birthday Wish.
SU Inks: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffon, Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa.
SU Other: So Saffon Ribbon and the track is embossed.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inkspirations Challenge #11

I know I have done another Butterfly card but I received my grass today (Inspired by Nature) and had been wanted to use my butterfly with the grass for long time. Back to the challenge Inkspirations Challenge #11 from Makeesha Byl, check out Makeesha's beautiful work HERE.

Look at the challenge, Hard huh....

I want something simple. The grass and Butterfly are both embossed.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White and Baja Breeze.
SU Stamps: Inspired by Nature and Great Friends.
SU Inks: Versa Mark only
SU Other: clear embossing powder, Clip, twine white ribbon and the yummy parision breeze DSP.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Candy Blog from Ann's Creative Nook

Check out what came in the mail yesterday....WOW. It's from Ann's Creative Nook Challenge that I won. WOW WOW WOW. Ann was very generous. Even a hole pack of Stampin' Up! DSP. WOW again. Many Many Thanks to Ann. Check out her blog HERE and have a play with some of her challenges. This week is Watercolouring...
My Ribbon........and

My DSP.....

The rest of the goodies.....

and look at the beautiful cards that Ann's has created.
Thanks again Ann and Don't forget to check out her blog HERE .
Thanks for Looking

1 more Ribbon Share left

The last ribbon share has now be taken. Thanks Lyndal.

Striped Grosgain 1/2 (1.27cm) to be split 4 ways you will get approx 2.2metres of each colour. Cost is $22.45 for the 6 different colours. That means you will get approx 13.2 metres of ribbon all together. I will be charging no postage. Contact me if you would like to join in
Thanks for looking Rach

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ann's Creative Nook Challenge #54

I love watercolouring so when I seen Ann's Watercolour challenge I needed to enter my version of the flower pot card. I know there around everywhere but very simple to make and looks great.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Water Colour paper
SU Stamps: Scribble This
SU Inks: Staz On, Black. Pumpkin Pie, Red Riding Hood and Brocade Blue.
SU Other: Brocade Blue Ribbon and Washington Apple DSP.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Delicious Diva Challenge 1

Delicious Diva's first Challenge check it out HERE .I've used the gorgeous thongs from the Just Beachy stamp set from the new Spring Mini Catalogue. I was so tied last night from the Make and Take but hadn't created anything for days I need my carding fix...I created this card then realised I was going to add a layer the base of the card but had completely forgotten..... So this is what it looks like now.

Card Recipe:
SU Card Stock: Ballet Blue, Red Riding Hood.
SU Stamps: Just Beachy and Birthday Wish
SU Inks: Ballet Blue, Red Riding Hood, Summer Sun.
SU Other: Brads, Clear Button, Twine, Red Riding Hood Ribbon and Pink Flamingo.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

SIP Challenge

The Challenge is to use only Stamp, Ink and Paper......Easy..... not at all..... The Challenge is from Shelli, check out her beautiful Blog SHELLI and play along as well. Here's what I came up with, inspired by my night at the Zoo amonged the Elephants.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sweet Sunday becomes Inkspirations Colour #11

I've combined a Sweet Sunday sketch challenge and Inkspirations Colour Challenge.

And Yes another butterfly card sorry, no more for a while. I really struggled with this colour combo but I'm happy how it turned out. The grass came out a bit wish washy (used marker and then embossed) .... but I'm happy with the look, it's all embossed.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla
SU Stamps: Great Friends, Wild about you (flower) and Pocket Silhouettes.
SU Inks: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery.
SU Other: Ribbon and Brad from the new Mini Cattie.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Make and Take this friday.

Cost is $5 make 2 projects plus a gift. Also includes a copy of the Spring Mini Catalogue and refreshments. Contact me now 0423 199 779 or 8883 4929. Limited spots available.
Thanks for Looking Rach

Monday, August 10, 2009

Imogen's Challenge #1

My Daughter last week decided to give me a challenge. This is what I received as the challenge.

This is what I came up with......

Imogen gave me 10 out of 10......

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla.
SU Stamps: Flight of Butterfly and Great Friends.
SU Inks: Red Riding Hood, Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa
SU Other: Red Riding Hood Ribbon.

IMOGEN'S Challenge -
If you would like to play as well, just leave a comment or send me an email. I would let it run for 2 weeks and if I have enough people playing I will offer some Stampin' Up! Candy. Imogen will be picking to winner....

Thanks for Looking

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Night at Taronga Zoo

Here are some pictures of The Girl Guides Big sleep at the Zoo. This is what the view was this morning.
This is a picture of Imogen and I first thing this morning, not a good look......

A cute picture of Imogen
Look how cute the baby elephant is....

This is all of the Glenwood Guides that went on the big sleep out

This is the of where we slept....

It was heaps of fun and was lots of money was raised for Zoo.
Back tomorrow with some stamping

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Thursday, August 6, 2009


Look at this beautiful paper, it's Tea Party DSP for just $16.95. It's Monday Mojo again, If you want to have a look at what everyone else has created have a look here

This is what I came up with

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White.

SU Stamps: Flower Fancy.
SU Inks: So Saffon, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst

SU Other: Pretty in Ribbon, Brad from the in spring cattie and the beautiful Tea Party DSP.
Wish me luck, Tonight Imogen and I will be sleeping at the zoo for Girl Guides with only sleeping bags.......
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Inkspiration Challenge #11

Not happy at all with this card, I had it sitting here for a couple day. Hubby thinks it's good (what does he know) but I thought I might as well show it.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Red Riding Hood and Bashful Blue.
SU Stamps: Just Beachy.
SU Inks: Same as paper.
SU Other: Washington Appple DSP, Watercolour Paper, Buttons, Twine.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Sweetie's Sketch

I really love this sketch, Try it out for yourself HERE

I used again the yummy paper and stamp set from the New Spring Mini.

Card Recipe
SU Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey and Whisper White.

SU Stamps: Great Friends
SU Inks: Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze and Versa Mark.
SU Other: Ribbon, White Ribbon and pearls from the Pretties Kit.

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