Hello again, my final card for the week of being card captain. This one started out with a totally different background but I think this works better.  It is Michael Strong’s cloisonné frame stamp, indeed a very versatile stamp.  The cup on the sentiment is also a MS stamp.  Hope you like it.  I do take orders for cards, mainly within Australia.  I should add that the cute image is courtesy of TLC Creations.






Gone fishing!

Here is Day 4 of my card captaincy, which in fact has nothing to do with fishing!  Technique using stencilling, wood frame with Ranger dabber ink, patterned background paper with Michael Strong’s seahorse stamp(mini).  Not overly technical and relatively easy.  As with a lot of things you just need to do things in the right order.  I made sure the wooden frame was painted before I went to work so that it was dry when wanted to put it all together.  The next task was stencilling the card blank. Then using first and second generation method I stamped the mini seahorse onto patterned paper from Create with TLC.  Then it was just a matter of putting it all together.  Done.  Thanks for calling in.  Till next time.


Day 3 – little cutie

Dragon of a day? well, not exactly, but this little dragon caught my attention and I love it. Something about it’s mischievous look. What do you think? This is actually an Artist Trading Card (ATC). When I posted this on the group site, the question was, surely not an ATC? It has to be on a card.  It is definitely an ATC as I made it for an ATC swap for another group.  I hope the person who gets it isn’t afraid of dragons:)!  Cheers for now.

Day 3 Cutie dragon18Feb2015

Card captain again.

Wow, you get two posts in one evening.  I am Card Captain again for the Michael Strong Rubber Stamps (MSS) group which means I make a card each day, or cheat if I have already made some without having shown them, and post them to the group each day.  Today’s was an easy one really, because the background embossing was already done, and I just needed to add an MSS stamp to it but it still didn’t look right so I played with some ribbons and voila, this is the result.

Card Capt - 16Feb2015 Day 1


I forgot to mention that I also used it to enter the “all white” challenge – Winter – so it had to be all white.

Enjoy and I’ll be back tomorrow.  Cheers.

First baby – needs acknowledgement

Hello, I feel quite proud of my little baby carriage, although I didn’t put a handle on it! Well, it’s not as if the baby was going to be in it, eh.

My travel agent/representative and his wife recently had a baby boy. I wanted to congratulate them but I had no idea what to do. I flipped through some crafting, scrapbooking and card making journals and saw a pram card, although that one was very frilly and feminine, I thought I ‘d have to amend  to suit the occasion.   So, here is my result.  Enjoy. and I’ll be back soon.  Cheers.

It's  a boy!
It’s a boy!

Fun with ATCs

This time I’m posting an ATC received in a swap I am part of with the ACT Stampers Association in Canberra. Theme for January was Butterflies, moths and dragonflies. The ATC one is the one I received; ATC 2 is the one I made and sent. Hope you like it. That’s it for the moment.  Back in a day or so with more. I have heaps of cards to catch you up with so until next time….

1.  ATC Jan2015 recd From Audrey              2.  ATC made by Lola Radnoti