Monday, August 31, 2009

Magnolia Down Under with Creative CArd CRew Sketch

I was feeling confident colouring a Magnolia this week so I decided to enter Magnolia Down Under Chalenge. Now I don't know if I should confess this in fear of being laughed at by the blogging world but a while ago when I saw a recipe for a challenge I thought you had to make a recipe card for a food item.(you can stop laughing now) Now I am up with the cardmaking lingo(not all I'm still trying to work out so much) I know what a recipe is. Kellies' is 1 flower, 2 ribbons, 3 brads, 4 papers/pattern papers. I followed this sketch from Creative Card Crew challenge this week, they have some gorgeous DT cards to look at. Hope you had a happy Monday, it was drizzly here on the coast but I can't complain after the warm weekend.

Colour Throwdown and ICsketches

Colour Throwdown has a gorgeous combination of bashful blue,positively pink and certainly celery, these colours are beautiful together. I teamed this challenge with a sketch from IC sketches and created this card for a teacher at school Jenny for her birthday today. I have noticed my image has a quarter cut off so hopefully I can go back and fix this because I have already given the card, oh well, if not the other square has a pink flower on the bottom corner aswell. Thanks for looking and I will edit this post a little later when I find my picture.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Colour Create and Papertake Weekly

Happy Friday! Today is a day off on the Gold Coast so it is a happier Friday than usual. I started the morning doing all the jobs I usually have to tomorrow so now I'll have a cleaning free Saturday Hooray! My girls have both got friends over today so I have had time to do some crafting. I have combined Colour Creates Ruby, Cream and Gold challenge, although my cream satin ribbon and the gold glitter have not scanned so well because of the reflection of the light, and Papertake Weeklys Sketch. I have made this card for a wonderful lady, Clare. She is the peadiatric physiotherapist at the Gold Coast Hospital and she has been helping my daughter for the last four years. She does wonderful work and it was about time I thanked her for it. I don't really use this stamp because the colouring puts me off but I am happy with the way this one turned out, I think I may have spoilt the card though by adding the glitter. Enjoy your day, Amanda.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A spoon full of Sugar Sketch and an award

THis is the sketch over at a spoon full of sugar this week, it is a really good sketch you should go over and have a look. I like the way the sketch has the four different layers in the background although looking at my card now I should of highlighted this more. I have made a Christmas card using stampin up snowmen and etired stampin up papers.

I had gone a bit quiet and not gone blogging for a while but when I finally did get back on track I was delighted to get this blog award from Kazabing. Thank you so much. I am supposed to list five things I like and send this to five more blogs that I like to see.

I love my two daughters and my hubby, they are so much fun.

I love my friends and am very blessed to have such kind, caring people around me.

Please don't tell anyone, but I love my job. I love working with children, they make me laugh so much, they are beautiful.

I love walking, sitting, laying or swimming at the beach, there is no better therapy.

And I love banana flavoured anything, milk, cake, ice cream, yum I'm craving it right now.

I'd like to pass this on to the lovely blogs of

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ICS challenge

OOps nearly forgot to post my challenge for Inspirational Card Sketch, I scanned it in a couple of nights ago and forgot all about it. THis sketch was exactly what I needed for a baby boy card, a friend at work has just had her first baby, a little boy named James. I can't wait to meet him. His mum Lee started getting into stamping while she was pregnant and I know she has all the baby/kiddy stamps from stampin Up that I do so I tried to use something different. I found this animal paper at the craft shop and it was hard to work out where to cut because all the animals were cute on it. I will have to make some more cards to show them all. Hope you enjoy your evening I have done all my chores except for walking my dog so after that I hope to relax and make another card or page.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kellies Sketch Challenge #2

Woohoo! I have finally got circles, yes a whole set of circle spellbinders no more having to cover up my dodgy circle cutting. I am very excited about this but even more excited that Kellie had a big circle on her sketch and it was simpple enough for me to follow, Thanks Kellie!
I have not been doing much card making lately I lost a bit of the getting creative feeling but now I can feel it coming back and I am happy about that too. Such alot to be happy about, it must be the fantastic sunshine we are having on the Gold Coast this weekend. I can not believe it is still Winter, I was actually in swimmers today but I did chicken out of going in the water, I only got my feet wet. I have made my card with a digi stamp from sketching stamper, I received a beautiful bunch of daffodils on Friday from Alicia and they made my day so it inspired me to use this digi.
Daffodils are a beautiful flower, so bright and cheery, they are also the flower of hope. A bunch would look fabulous on your dining table this week so don't forget to treat yourself to a bunch and support the Cancer Foundations Daffodil Day this Friday 28th August.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Delicious Diva Challenge 2

This is my card for Delicious Divas , they have a colour challenge over there of barely banana, cameo coral, pumpkin pie and old olive, which I think look great together but would of never thought that until this challenge. My card is a simple design but once I put the colours together I didn't want to cover them with anything because I liked the way they looked. I enjoyed this challenge and look forward to the next.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

sweeties sketches page

I have tried something new today, a scrapbook page instead of a card. This is a first for me I am never quite sure how to lay out a page so I give up before I begin. After finding a few blogs that give you page sketches I have tried the August sketch challenge at Sweeties Sketches . My biggest problem was trying to post the image because I scan in my creations and this page wouldn't fit so I had to do two scans, I hope you can work out the page from this.
This is my Dad, the photo on the left is my favourite picture of him, it shows his great smile and sense of humour, he is so funny. The one on the right is another of my favourites even if I did chop a bit of his head off. THis was taken at his 50th birthday(almost 13 years ago)I organised a suprise party for him, he had no idea, it was heaps of fun. I might post a couple more photos of it at the bottom so you can see how much of a dag he is.

Ok now about the cardstock it is all stampin up papers and not quite navy and old olive card. The always on my mind forever in my heart stamp is also from stampin up. Hope you like my page, and the photos of my dad.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sketch Saturday

Happy to say my determination won and I did not get sick, Hooray! Although I have to tell you I feel shattered today . Last night I had the biggest cry ever, I went to the movies to see My Sister's Keeper and I cried from the minute it started till the minute it finished. It was so so sad.
A couple of hours crying really takes it out of you.
This is Sandra's sketch at Sketch Saturday it was a bit challenging for me but this is what I came up with. I looked at this card and thought "What is wrong here" at first I thought too many cocktails but then I realised the problem was it is 8.30 on a Saturday night and the cocktail glasses are still full. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.