Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Candy at Aussie Cards For Sale

Every card purchased at in August gets you an entry in their amazing card making supplies bundle. The prize includes four magnolia stamps, a punch, an ink pad, doilies, lace, ribbon and lots more. Every card you buy in the month of August at their online store earns you an entry. The more cards you buy the more chances to win!!! Check out the online store HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July Special at Aussie Cards for Sale

Every card purchased at in July gets you an entry in their amazing card making supplies bundle. The prize includes four magnolia stamps, a punch, an ink pad, doilies, lace, ribbon and lots more. Every card you buy in the month of July at their online store earns you an entry. The more cards you buy the more chances to win!!! Check out the online store HERE.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

paper romance challenge

Paper Romance have a black and white and one other colour challenge. I have chosen purple, black and white. Again I have used a new decoupage kit I bought from the craft shop which I like. Unfortunately when I have photographed my cards with my phone they were too blurry so I scanned them and it's harder to see the 3D. I think my husband really likes these cards it's the most he has ever commented on my cards even browsing the net for me to get more kits. Hope you like it. x Amanda

Saturday, March 19, 2011

papertake weekly

A trio of football players for Papertake Weekly's Trio Tastic Challenge. I found a new craft store today and when I walked in I thought it didn't have anything I wanted. I then looked closely at the cards made by the owner and she told me about the decoupage sets she makes them with. I ended up buying one of every different one she had in the shop. This is one of them, I bought sporting and car ones. They are a little different for me I Hope you like them. x Amanda

Friday, March 18, 2011

baby bentley

My new digi baby Bentley. I love it, not your average baby card but I think it is so cool ! I have followed the ICS sketch for the first card.

mojo monday

Good morning. I have followed the sketch at Mojo Monday to create this card. The image is from stitchy bear. I had a day off yesterday with my daughter so I had a bit of time to create a few cards, my boss liked a wedding card I had made and bought it and asked for another two the same so I made those aswell. I have added another card with the same image to this post. I need to start making extra cards for our school fete. thanks Amanda

Sunday, March 13, 2011

ICS and M4M

Wow this is a blast from the past I bought this Dustin Pike image when I first started with digis si I thought I'd bring him back to life. I have followed the sketch from ICS And have also joined inthe Mad 4 Markers
challenge Brown Male Card. Male cards are always a challenge and it seems everybody thinks the same way about this. Well I am off to make some more cards yay!! x Amanda

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

digi tuesday/stamp something

Hello, sorry I have to do very short posts this morning as it's nearly time to wake the family up to get ready for work and school. I have made this baby boy card for Digital Tuesday's Challenge and Stamp Something's Digi Day challenge. The little baby rompers are from My Graffico. I hope you like it. Amanda

signs of spring

Signs of Spring is the challenge at Cute Card THursday. I have made a step card but you I have scanned it because I can not find my camera cord so you cannot really see the the stepped out bit. I had fun making this card as it was a rainy day here so it brightened it up a little bit. Thanks Amanda

Monday, March 7, 2011

R is for Ribbon

The Alphabet Challenge Blog has a fun theme this week it is R for Ribbons. I
am in the mood for making baby cards at the moment, there seems to be quite a few babies around me. My daughter found these cute little coat hangers at the craft shop so I wanted to play with them. WE found lots of little goodies there this time and I would love not to go to work today and stay home and play but of course I won't. Have a great day Amanda

Truly scrumptious/Alphabet challenge/stampin for the weekend

I love this sketch from Truly Scrumptious, I think it is my favourite so far. I have used it for a couple of card sthis weekend and plan on using it some more. I have also entered this card in Stampin for the Weekend challenge Springtime as well as Alphabet challenge R is for ribbons and One Stop Craft Challenge black/white and one other colour. X amanda

Friday, March 4, 2011

card patterns

Today I have made a sympathy card following the sketch at card patterns. THese are not my favourite cards to make so I try to make one every now and then. It's easier to make one when you don't need it straight away because it's very hard to do when you have just lost someone special. I love dragonflies and forgot I had a little of this paper left. Have agreat day. x Amanda

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sketch Saturday

Good Morning, It's going to be another very hot day on the Gold Coast. I'm up early to post this morning, I am not finding alot of craft time right now so my cards are done in stages over a few days and then most of the time the challenge has finished. Oh well. I have followed the sketch at sketch Saturday.
I am loving this Lotv stamp it is so cute. I bought another wedding one as well but I haven't used it yet, hopefully this weekend. Have a fantastic day. x Amanda

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Ok so this was a little hard to get a good picture of because of the shiny background reflecting with the scanner light. The challenge at Cute Card Thursday is Happy Shiny Cards and at Paper Play it is shine. I have entered this card in both challenges because it is very shiny. I found this metalic under the sea bubble cardboard at the craft shop which is perfect for my magnolia mermaid who also has shiny hair. The green bubbles are also shiny. Over all this is one very shiny card. Sorry I was just laughing to myself while I was typing this post, Iwas listening to the radio a while back and the hosts rang shed world to see how many times they could get him to say shed in their conversation, kind of over using the word shiny in this post, lol. x Amanda

Truly Scrumptious, swirls and pearls

THis is the first time I have used my LoTv stamp. It is so cute. I have entered this card in the swirls and pearls challenge at Truly Scrumptious. The swirls being embossed by my cuttlebug and the pearls in my bow. X Amanda

Color Throwdown , Friday Sketches

Color Throwdown's challenge is Ballet Blue, Dark Green, Light Green. I have used this bugaboo digi to make a get well card. Not a very sypathetic one but I think some people need a good laugh when they're not well.I have followed Friday Sketches sketch this week. xAmanda

Stamp Something, Paper Play

Stamp something has got a funky challenge this week. I have made an easel card using a kenny k digi and my new roller stamp from stampin up. I have also added a little shine to her hair and the sentiment to enter paper play's shine challenge. x Amanda

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches and C4E

I have followed the sketch at Tuesday morning Sketches for this pageI have also stayed with the pinks and browns the colour of the swimmers and rocks to join in Crafts 4 Eternity's pink and brown challenge. This is Lys's first fish she ever caught and she was so excited but scared at the same time. We let this one swim in a bucket for a while then set him free.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Card patterns sketch

I have followed Card Patterns sketch to create another scrapbook page, this one is of my two crazies. I love these photos. We go on holidays at least twice a year to 1770/ Agnes Waters Queensland, it is a very quiet coastal town with nothing to do but relax, go to beach, fish or go boating. There is no take away chains or big shopping centres or even a set of traffic lights but we love it, It is our perfect family getaway. My mum and brother also live here so we spend alot of time catching up over a few drinks. They have huge sand dunes along the beaches and my crazies love climbing to the top and jumping or sliding down. These photos don't really justify how high they are, it is awesome fun. Well I have my next photo and idea ready to go, so bye for now. x Amanda

Friday Sketchers and M4M crazy hair

What a very busy card making weekend. Yesterday I helped my friend put together her wedding invites they were already pre-cut and printed but it still took five hours for six people to finish. We were going to do the bombonaires aswell but that will have to be another day. I pre-cut those from stampin ups candy wrapper on Friday night and that took over two hours alone. I got up early this morning and made my father in laws 70th birthday invitations and now it is time for some creative fun. I felt like doing some scrapbooking of some of my fave pics of my daughters, I had the biggest scare yesterday when at my friends house. I told my girls they could go outside but stay on the Alishas block meaning her yard, when I went to check they were ok I couldn't see them so I realised they probably meant around the block so I went to look and they were nowhere. I jumped in my car and went searching but couldn't find them, I was frantic driving everywhere and asking anybody I saw, as were the others and then there they were walking back smiling and waving at me not having a clue they were missing or why I was a total emotional wreck, I swear it took another hour before I could stop shaking.

Anyway this is one of my favourite photos of my littlest crazy pretending she is eating fishbait. I have followed the Friday Sketchers Sketch to do this page as I have not done much scrapbooking before. I also thought I'd join in Mad 4 Markers crazy hair challenge with my little Magnolia mermaid. I have used BG09, Bg23, Bg34 and BG49 to colour her in. Thanks for checking my creation. x Amanda

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CCT, Stamp something, ICS sketch

Well this should be my last post of the day and it sums it up well as I'm sitting here with a glass of wine in my hand. I have had a wonderful weekend lots of family time, lots of pool time, great morning at nippers and quite alot of craft time. Now to finish this great weekend a couple of glasses of wine while hubby cooks our roast dinner on the bbq yummy. I have linked this card to a few challenges Cute Card Thursday is something with humour which I think this image from Sassy Studios is. I have also followed a terrific sketch from ICS and Stamp Something's challenge is to use a digi. Hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as me. x Amanda

Color Throwdown and Crafts for eternity

This little cutie is another new digi I got from Sassy Studios, I have coloured her so I could follow Color Throwdown's challenge of Espresso, crumbcake, bashful blue and saffron. I had the bashful blue and saffron but I have used choc chip and creamy caramel for the other two colours I have not got. I also followed this great sketch to enter Craft for Eternity's challenge. Thanks for looking x Amanda

papertake weekly and Creative Card Crew

I love this hippie image from Sassy Studios, I have used her for Papertake Weekly's Challenge use flowers as she has them everywhere. Couldn't help but sing I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair while colouring her in. I have also done a pink and purple colour combo to join in at Creative Card Crew which is their challenge this week. Enjoy, x Amanda

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland's Challenge is reach for the Stars, I have used rah rah rondah from Sassy Studios for this card and the sentiment is from SU animal Crackers. Amanda

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bearly Mine Challenge & Truly Scrumptious Sketch

A card for men or boys is the challenge at Bearly Mine challenges . I have used another Kenny K girl image and I just went searching through my digis to tell you where my barrell image was from and it doesn't tell me. I have used SU cheers to you stamp set as well. The sketch I have followed is from Truly Scrumptious you can find it here. Have fun joining these two great challenges. x Amanda

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just magnolia going dotty

Hello, over at Just magnolia the challenge is to go dotty so I have embossed dots in my background card. I only just bought this Magnolia stamp she is a Christmas one so she was very cheap from my local craft shop. I like her because she could be used for other occassions aswell. Thanks for looking, x Amanda

Card Patterns Sketch 100 and C4E polka dots

Card Patterns are up to their 100th sketch this challenge. I have used my new LOTV stamp for the first time with this sketch, I think she is so cute. I am also playing along with Crafts for Eternity challenge use polka dots. These polka dot papers are some that I have had a while so I'm not sure where I got them from. Enjoy playing along. x Amanda

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Creative Card Crew for men

Create a card for men is the challenge at Creative Card Crew this week. I have used this harley image from stitchy bear and the girl is from Kenny K. I am trying to create some male cards as they seem more difficult to make than female. I have started using a few Kenny K images for these only for my daughters to ask why they are not wearing any clothes. I find it a little hard to explain to them that males may prefer this to the teddy bear and cute magnolias that I make, lol. x Amanda

Friday Sketchers Sketch

I got this cute little magnolia image stamped by my friend, he is rather cute. I have followed the sketch at Friday Sketches. I think I was meant to use flowers onm the sketch but they didn't seem to match so I used fish. Thanks x Amanda

Cute CardThursday Recipe

Cute Card Thursday have a recipe Challenge for us this week. They have made a 1,2,3 recipe but they have made it quite flexible as we can choose our 1,2,3. Mine is 1 ribbon, 2 images and 3 flowers. To play along go to Cute Card Thursday and have a go. x Amanda

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A spoonfull of sugar

A spoonfull of sugar challenge is blue and green. I love this fairy and I used my two favourite colours in card stock,taken by teal, which my darling friend Lucinda gave me because I can not get it anymore and Tempting Turquoise. x Amanda

Paper Play

My friend Carol asked if I could do a card for her brother in law. He likes bikes and I just won a random prize at the Digital Tuesday challenge so I chose this Harley from Stitchy Bear. The girls are from Kenny K, I was inspired to use these after seeing Sarah- Louise's awesome card she made with a series of these girls on it. I saw her card last week but could not remember where so I searched so many blogs this morning looking for it. It is fantastic, check it out here. As a bonus I was looking at Alicias blog where I read the PaperPlay Challenge and realised I could enter this card. THanks for looking, xAmanda

Friday, January 21, 2011

ICS challenge

Ok I tried to be a little different with this ICS challenge I followed the sketch and tried to create another boy card. THis is my attempt at making the sketch look like a DS. My girls thought it was pretty cool and knew what it was straight away but I don't know, What do you think? x Amanda

mojo monday sketch

Still trying to balance my hallmark warehouse out with some male cards. These are quite simple and I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday. All cardstock, papers and image are from Stampin Up. x Amanda

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

card patterns

I have followed a sketch at Card Patterns for this sketch except my image is supposed to be on a circle, but I stamped this beautiful bubble blower at a friends house and I couldn't do a circle around her because I stamped her in the corner of a sheet. She is pretty. Thanks for looking at my card. x Amanda

just magnolia

Over at Just Magnolia they have My Favourite Things. I love this mermaid, I have borrowed from my friend Lucinda. This mermaid and the beach Magnolias are my favourites. I have also used my favourite card taken by teal, I love this colour and this is my very last sheet :(. Stampin Up no longer have it in the catalogue so I'll have to go on ebay or an American site to see if I can get anymore.I've also used crystal effects which is beginning to be one of my favourite things and it makes her look amd feel like a real mermaid. Enjoy playing along x Amanda

Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland Paws for thought

This is my card for Winter Wonderland challenge, Paws for thought. You can have anything on your card as long as it has paws, I probably should of googled to see if a hedgehog has paws. x Amanda

Cute Card thursday

Cute Card Thursdaychallenge monochrome, only use one colour.She is a very sweet magnolia stamp.

Color Throwdown

Wow, I love this colour combo at Color Throwdown it is expresso,melon mambo and sky blue. The colours look fantastic together. I also love this new stamp I bought, her name is Francesca, from Kraftin Kimmie. Have a try at this colour combo you will be really pleased with how they look together. x Amanda

Friday, January 14, 2011

mad for markers Australia Day challenge

Good morning, I have made this card for the Mad for Markers Challenge . THe challenge is Australia Day so it can be red/blue /white or green and gold. I had a craft day with friends WEdnesday and I stamped this Magnolia of Tilda with apples while I was there, she is quite cute. I used my copics to colour her in. I would really like some advice on colours to use for skin as I start with raw silk,then add milky white and eggshell but sometimes the raw silk looks too dark. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Amanda xx

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All white

I really enjoyed this challenge at Digital Tuesday Challenge I think it was really different and the cards they have done are fantastic. It is quite a challenge when you can not add designer papers or colours. I made a engagement/wedding card, not very original I know with a white theme but I am still amazed at the talent and the creations people can think up out there. Anyway you can't really see it in the photo or scan but I have added a little glitter to the champagne and then coated the glasses in crystal effects,which totally impressed my daughter who thinks I am ammazing for being able to do that. I am really happy with this card and would of never thought of using only white. Have a try. x Amanda


Hello, this is the sketch I have followed at Mojo Monday I haven't used this nemo die
before so here he is. I can not believe how many things I have got and not used before. These holidays I have had a chance to look at and make sure I use everything I've got at least once. Well that was my plan anyway. Thanks for looking at my card x Amanda

crafts for eternity


This is a new magnolia stamp for my collection, the kitchen ones are my second favourite after the beach ones. I have followed this sketch at Crafts for Eternity I really like the layout. I also played around with this sketch making a baby girl card so I will add it to post too although I think it needs something else added to the baby one, any ideas? Finally we have some sunshine here, Queensland Australia, which is fantastic news for our flooding state. Have a great day x Amanda.