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Cottage Greetings Anniversary

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Hi friends!

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Gav and I are spending a couple of days in Sydney for our anniversary. We haven’t had a break in sooooo long and so have been looking forward to getting away for ages. We are hoping to check out VIVID … always a highlight week in Sydney and it usually happens to coincide with our anniversary so we have been able to see it a few times over the years.

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No … this is not the card I made Gav for our anniversary. It is actually the one I gave Mitch & Skye way back in January! I know … more watercolouring!!! I seem a little obsessed, don’t I!? But … this was another early sample … I was practising a background ‘wash’ and used it as a base for the idea for this card! It is quite pretty IRL!

SU! – Cottage Greetings

Happy Anniversary to me!😀 No. 33! (This is a scheduled post!)😀

Hugs xx


Birthday Blooms Occ2016 (3)


Pretty Birthday Blooms

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Hello again!

Ha Ha! I am a little afraid to show you this card! I was actually a bit chuffed with the result until I looked again at the card that was the inspiration for this one! Then I had to laugh! I still have a lot to learn when it comes to watercolouring!!!😀😉

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So the stamping is done with a light coloured stazon ink. I used Momento “Desert Sand”. I think I needed to add a bit more water to the card to give the painting a bit more of a washed look. The colours just aren’t ‘flowing’ into each other enough.

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I think I might try this same card again sometime … and see if I can improve on the watercolouring! If you do go and check out the original inspiration … and believe me it is worth checking out … please don’t laugh! Promise me!?

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SU! – Birthday Blooms

Card Inspiration – Kristina Werner

Have a great day! Hugs xx


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Hello my friends … this card is for you!😀

I absolutely adore this stamp set. I was almost positive that I had bought it … because I have made a few cards with it … but … now I am beginning to wonder if I am going a little crazy because I can’t find it anywhere. Perhaps I didn’t buy it after all … and I just used Leonie’s set every time I went there???? 😀

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I have to be honest. This is almost a direct CASE … although the base card is a different shade and  I have added a little bling and some bakers twine … just to make it a little more mine! I did so LOVE Margaret’s original card and Leonie and I had fun recreating it! Thanks for the inspiration!

SU! – Awesomely Artistic

Card Inspiration – Margaret Raburn

So … like I said … this one is for my friends! Hugs xx


Uptown Emily & Ryan Umbrella GL May15 (2)


Emily & Ryan under the umbrella

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Hi there!

I dusted off one of my Stamping Bella stamps the other day … and it always feels good to do so! I still have to edit those photos … but I found this card in my files to share instead!

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I have done a little paper piecing on the umbrella … just for a bit of fun! The image is coloured with my SU! Blendabilities … when I was first starting out with alcohol markers!

Stamping Bella – Uptown Couple – Emily & Ryan Under the Umbrella

Paper Smooches – Love Word Die

Hope your week has been a happy one! Hugs xx


Wavy Scallop Stitches Die SSS Feb16 (2)


Wavy Hello!

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I am such a fan of this Wavy Scallop Stitches Die from Simon Says Stamp! Love it! You can see on this card that there are 3 different sizes of stitched scallop edges. I also LOVE this gorgeous DSP from Stampin’ Up! called “Birthday Bouquet” … the colours are inspirational!

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This is the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Card from SU! Such a gorgeous colour! Mmmmm …. so pretty! No stamping … so this came together really quickly! It is a little sweetie … isn’t it??? Take care … and have a wonderful day.

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Paper Smooches – Hello Words Dies

Simon Says Stamp – Wavy Scallop Stitches Die

Hugs xxx


Work of Art SU! Feb16 (2)


Quick Work of Art!

Work of Art SU! Feb16 (5)Hello!

Bonus post today … it is a super dooper quick CAS male card! I hope you like it!

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Not much to this card, really … but it is super eye catching!

SU! – Work of Art

SU! – Party Punch Pack

Card Inspiration – Brenda Keenan

On the run … will be back soon, I hope! Hugs xx


Reason to Smile SU! Feb16 (2)


Trying Something New!

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Hi again! Thanks so much for stopping by!

So … I am not sure where I found this inspiration for this card … but I think it might have been a ‘first draft’ of THIS CARD that I have already shared with you! Obviously … being my first attempt … it is not quite as ‘refined’ as my 2nd try!!! But … being as humble as I am … I thought I would share it anyway!😉

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Yes … the watercolouring looks a bit amateurish on this card … but … hey … I am still learning!😀 I do love the colour combination and had fun having a go! The flowers are white embossed on SU! white shimmer card. Then I have done a watercolour wash on the background and added more intense colour to the flowers. I actually was pretty happy with the result!

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SU! – Reason to Smile

SU! – Thanks for Caring

Card Inspiration – Kristina Werner (via post  HERE!)

I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs xx


In My Thoughts (2)

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In My Thoughts!

In My Thoughts (5)Hi bloggies!

I hope you have been enjoying my latest round of cards. My files are full of cards to share … and my head is full of ideas to create. If only I had the time to do more! This one is a super quick and easy card …

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I find I often over-do my cards. There are times my brain is on overload and I and add more and more and become less and less enamoured with the card. Sometimes … occasionally … I get it right … this one has a good balance of detail and CAS!:)

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SU! – Birthday Blossoms

SU! – Best of Greetings

SU! – Celebrate Today (Stars, Dots)

CASE: Do Crafts

Have a great day! Hugs xx