cards and other happy thoughts

Music Score with the help of “Memory Box”

Hello once again.  As you can see I am still on the music theme.  I’m loving it, makes me happy.


I spotted the beautiful card which inspired me on Pinterest and you can find it here.


I added acetate and fun foam to the back of the die cut piece to add some dimension so the sequin mix could move when it is shaken.


The back panel was blended using distress inks.  The colours were Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron and Pine Needles.

Thanks for dropping in today,


La-La Land and Stamping Bella music themed cards

Hello.  I’m still making cards following the theme of music.  Here are the next two cards


The first card features a stamped image from La-la Land.  I love colouring her.  This time I decided to add some white dots to her dress and hair band using a white gel pen.  The stars and also from a La-la Land die.


I wonder what she is about to sing?  Jazz, swing, blues, what do you think?  Perhaps something like  – “The Way You Look Tonight”  version by Michael Bublé.


This card is an image from Stamping Bella.  Had fun colouring this in, but didn’t enjoy the fussy cutting so much. .  Nice sentiment I thought.

Bye for now,


More musical cats

Hello again.  I’m back with some more of Penny Black stamps “Jazzy Cats”.  I think you will see a theme emerging over the next few days (in fact you might have guessed already).


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Bye for now,


Jazzy Cats fun cards

Well have I had some fun this afternoon –  I sure have.  A new set of stamps, Penny Black, “Jazzy Cats”.

Here are the first cutie-pie cellists :


I used some note-cards which I have had stashed away for several years.  Time to use them and today’s stamped images fitted them perfectly I think.  They are from “Amuse”.  Who remembers them?  I picked them up when visiting Vancouver, I was so excited to find them.


The patterned papers are from an old paper pad by My Mind’s Eye “Gertie”.


Just some simple water-colouring using Distress Inks.


I’ll show you some other musicians tomorrow hopefully.

Bye for now,


Tip toe through the tulips (because of the mud)

We had a lovely day last Thursday when we visited the Tulip Farm in Fern Tree Gully which is to the north east of Melbourne.  The day was fine but overcast so I wasn’t sure how the photos would turn out but as it happens they are more than okay.

On the way to the farm you pass through Sherbrooke Forest, part of the Dandenong Ranges.  This area has attractive landscapes of tall Mountain Ash, Stringy bark, etc and tree ferns.


Once you reach the Tulip farm this is what amazes you –

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Hope you enjoyed the photos as much as we enjoyed the tulips.

Bye for now,










Trying a new craft

Had fun yesterday with some of my crafty friends. Some couldn’t come along because they have caught the dreaded lurgy (poor things) and others are off OS (lucky things).

Here are some of the things we made. We also made, or in my case half finished a frame. I will show you that when finished.

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The first 2 are fairly self explanatory but I will explain a little about the 2nd two.

We used Shimmer Sheetz, clear double sided adhesive sheets, Jewelry Dies all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  We also used various embossing folders.  If you follow this link you will find the instructions from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Have fun,


Little boxes

Today I would like to show you some of the boxes I have been making.


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The teabag gift holder was produced by one of our crafty group.  I have finished mine now and love the result.  Thanks so much Alane.


Hope you enjoyed today’s photos.  I haven’t written about them but if you would like more information just let me know.

Bye for now,