Monday, 31 August 2009

I caught a mouse ... and other things

Yeah I finally caught a mouse. It seems the peanut butter was the trick but perhaps I should have spread it straight onto the trap and not worried too much about the bread - anyway I got one... which reminds me he is still in the trap and I'm not totally sure how long he's been in there as I was away for the weekend. Better go and sort that out.

Other news is that I have a new job that has started very suddenly. It is to cover someone's maternity leave position and will last 6-12 months. I was going in for some training but turned into the first day! My head is spinning now!

No cards to show you for now ... hopefully everything will settle down and I'll get back to it.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Same card, new colours


Here it is again …. only in a different colour scheme – better I think.

Friday, 21 August 2009

A New Upsy

imageHere is another take on my favourite Upsy Daisy. Better in real life though :-)

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Joy Fold Friend


I really like these Joy Fold cards and here I used a mixture of designer paper and my new stamp set – Great Friend.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

More Great Friend

imageHere it is again in a totally different colour way ….

Friday, 14 August 2009

Great Friend


Kelly finally gave me my latest order and you know what that means – yep a few new cards!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Back to Baroque


Using this years In Colours – Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango and last years…Blue Bayou – lovely.

Another Upsy

imageI followed a sketch for this one …. in a new In Colour – Kiwi Kiss


Here is an oldie but a goodie ….


Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Hand Bags

imageHere are a trio of hand bags made using the round label punch and some designer paper and brads.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Urban Daisy


Here I have stamped the Daisy’s onto the designer paper – simple but effective I think.

Monday, 10 August 2009



Now this scan does not do this card justice – I should have taken a photo I think. Where there is white – that’s not part of the card – this one is shaped and is the size of the cupcake and can stand by itself. I’ll have to take a photo sometime to give you a better idea of it.

Still yummy though :-)

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Another Upsy

I hear you all screaming “NO not another Upsy Daisy card!” but humour me please – there are a few more :-) and secretly you lone them too.


Saturday, 8 August 2009

Mice Update

Good news - I have found something that mice don't like to eat - licorice. I was getting desperate so I baited three traps with licorice, tied it in with string but the traps were still set and the licorice untouched after two days - I think I have found their achilles heel.

No closer to getting them though.....

I might go back to try peanut butter again - and someone suggested peanuts.... I'll keep you posted.

Pieced Cupcake


Madeline and I bought ourselves this cupcake stamp – It’s hard to say who loves it more – her or me.

This one I have stamped onto a couple of different patterned papers and layered up to recreate that delicious cupcake with sprinkles and a cherry look. Yummy!

Friday, 7 August 2009

Joy Fold

image Here is a Joy Fold Upsy Daisy. The top panel with the daisy’s folds out to the right and the pale green (Baja Breeze) folds out to the left. This one looks MUCH better in real life.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Chalked Daisy

imageAt Cards Unlimited this week, Megan was demonstrating chalk pastels and this was my take on it – subtle.

You can go and see what Keryn did here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Well it’s about time I showed you some of the cards I have been making over the last few weeks of work….


This was based on a colour challenge somewhere – Teal, Plum, Blue and black – I really like this combination but don’t think I’ll use it often – who knows.