Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Ready for Red

When I saw the photo prompt last week I decided it was one I'd like to use and although I missed the deadline to enter the comp it was fun to do.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Update and a couple of challenges

Wow, it's been ages since I posted here!!

We have become grandparents again, to Chloe Jade, born 30 August to Erica and Dave, and celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary yesterday.

I've just completed some cards for a friend and thought I should add some here.

This one was made using the sketch challenge 209, from clean &simple stamping.  I loved it so much I made a few others as well.

Retro Sketch 31
Retro Sketch 28

Using pti packaging
 I seem to have given my Epic6 a real workout with all the embossing I've done lately!

Friday, May 4, 2012


It seems that I have been seeing so many gorgeous cards with butterflies lately so my Pinterest page is full of them!  I saw a simply stunning card here and had to make my own version.
The new challenges for May are now up on the Chook Scraps forum.  I made a card last night for one of the card challenges and the non-sketch challenges have even had me thinking about what photos I could use!

Friday, April 27, 2012

New comp and a butterfly card

Must be time for another update.

A new comp, The Pen, has now started at Chook Scraps and is based on 'The Block'.  Our first 'reno' job is in the entrance and thankfully it's not to big a challenge with which to start. 

I've not been very productive lately but my card made for the April cybercrop was based on the sketch challenge clean&simple stamping 186


I seem to be really drawn to cards that feature butterflies lately and have pinned several to my Pinterest page!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

... and now it's April!

The Chook Scraps retreat and the month of March have been and gone already, and so has Easter!  How can that be?  Oh and after all this time I finally have the permanent crown fitted to my implant!

The first few cards are from various challenges at Chook Scraps

 This next card was one I cased from a card I saw on Pinterest and followed the links to Kittie Kraft so I could work how she made the 'wooden panel'.
I found this gorgeous card while blog hopping today and decided I needed to make a version as well.

This first layout was for Chooks Continuous Challenge and features our new pastor, Tim and his wife Claire who took us to Bodiam Castle when we met while in England last October.  They have now arrived in Perth with their gorgeous little girl and are settling into the church family very well.
This one was started at retreat and finished with some extra photos once I was home again.
More holiday photos of Dad's cousin Christine, her daughter Beth and her 3 week old son Solomon in a layout for the March cybercrop at Chooks
Another holiday layout but not for any particular challenge.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March already!!

After deciding to step down from leading craft at church I needed something else to do and so I sent off the volunteer form to 98.5 Sonshine fm and was invited in for an 'interview'.  I have now been there for the last 2 Wednesday mornings, 'manning' the reception desk, answering the phone and making phone calls to some of the supporters.  My main problem is getting my tongue around some of my words!  Obviously I've been out of practice!

I have still been making cards and have done a couple of layouts.

These next few are for the Chooks Christmas Card Challenge 2012 which is designed to give us a good supply of cards by the end of the year.  It also helps to use up a few of the scraps most of us paper crafters have!