11 October 2019

Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie 11th October 2019

With this week's Friday Freebie, "Have a Spooktacular Day", I have created a treat bag for Halloween.  In Australia I don't do much for Halloween, maybe buy a few lollies in case some of the neighbouring children stop by.

I also like to have some of these bags on hand for my grandchildren.

This image is available for a week on the Bugaboo Stamps shop and don't forget, it does change every Friday, so don't forget.

If you miss out or read this post after the dates available, it is here

I am entering the following:.

05 October 2019

Bugaboo Stamps Guest DT - October 2019

I am honoured to be a guest DT for Bugaboo Stamps, as a result of my win in their Christmas in July challenge.

The first inspiration I have done is a card for Anything Goes over at Catch the Blog Challenges.

I have worked with Frame It - For You Flower.  What a lovely stamp, and so versatile, could be for any occasion.  Here is my card:

I recently bought this digi when it came out.  Mind you, when I buy,  I really have to scrutinise my stash of Bugaboo.  I have been buying Jodie's digis probably from the time I first got into digis from the old shop, and her new, so I have to regularly check if I have a new one that pops up from the old shop.

 Here is my card:

My card base is pale pink, with designer paper.  I coloured the image with copics and added three resin glitter butterflies purchased from a small Australian business Corbett Creations Wood Veneers.

I have also used a chipboard word from Make It Crafty, another favourite business of mine.

I have entered the following challenges:




02 October 2019

Positive Changes

It is time for SheepSki Designs October Blog Challenge with the theme "Autumn".  I chose to use as many autumn colours on my project as I could. 

I have been contemplating this project for a while, as a matter of fact, ever since I made a purchase from Vectoria Designs.  I hadn't really got into steampunk until I saw their Steamtime junk journal.  I didn't even know what a junk journal was, but the picture of this on the Etsy site, drew me in to its world.

I have now only this year come to the conclusion that I cannot cope with all the negative things in my life, yes, I probably bring them on myself by my own negativity: my husband does call me Miss Negativity, but some are real.  I can't cope with problems like I used to when I was a lot younger.  When my two children were very young, my truck driver husband would be away most of the time and I was mother and father to both of them most of the time.  I worked full-time but still managed to get everything done, take them here and there for their activities and coped with it all, as well as working full-time and sharing the running of our own business with my husband.  Through all the ups and downs I coped and got through everything that presented itself.

Well now at 65 it is not that easy, decisions to make about the end part of our lives seem harder than when we were young.  I have had quite a few things happen in the last few years, little in comparison to what some people go through on a daily basis, but still big things to me.  AND, when I saw this steampunk journal kit, I thought, that is going to help me, help me get through the negativity in my life and teach me to be more positive.

I have mentioned before in my blog, I love looking for quotes, so what better, than using my journal pages for Positive quotes, that I can turn to when I am feeling BLAHH.

And here it is, a work in progress, but it's a start and I am going to fill it with quotes to change my thoughts and feelings into positive outcomes, not negatives.

When I saw Andrea's theme for October, I just knew this was the time to start this project, well the colours of the journal reminded me of autumn.  I knew I had some steampunk images from SheepSki Designs.  Any of you who are digital stamp users, will know that sometimes you follow a digital stamp artist for their talent, not necessarily because of the subject.  I put my hand up as one of those buyers, I love SheepSki images, so I have a fair collection in my stash and I admit with some, I buy because of the artist.  There are just some you buy, not knowing what you will do with them, but you like it, just because.  When I went through my collections, I found quite a few images that can be used in my journal and I didn't even particularly like Steampunk when I bought them.

However, the pages you will see in this post are all SHEEPSKI DESIGNS.

Using "Victoria"

I hope you like this project, I probably didn't write in this blog everything that has been going through my head, but this is the most personal blog I have written since starting my craft blog.  

I hope I have inspired you to use your talents with your craft to make something for yourself, not just for everyone else.  We are always doing something for others, but we don't always take care of ourselves.

Don't forget if you are looking at Andrea's stamps, please use this code to get 10% off your order.


I hope to see your October project over on the blog.

Thank you for reading and I hope some of the quotes I have on these pages, help you too!

15 September 2019

The Outlawz September 2019 Progressive Challenge

This month's progressive challenge digital image is compliments of Imagine That Digistamp, a very generous digital stamp company who always supports The Outlawz Challenges.  Thank you.

Here is my project.  I have used the Bows and Candy Canes paper from Imagine that Digistamp "Flamingo Christmas" and have created a Christmas card with Lorie's Peppermint Mocha image. The sentiment is from Lorie's Mocha set too.  This is a great set as you get 4 Lories with the different seasons Mochas

I hope Imagine that Digistamp doesn't mind but I added a cupcake from Bugaboo Stamps, another great sponsor of The Outlawz Challenges.

I am entering:




05 September 2019

SheepSki Designs September 2019 Blog Challenge

Our theme for the September Blog Challenge #30 is Die Cuts/Punches.  This gave me an opportunity to try out my new purchase, a City Scapes punch from Creative Memories.  I punched it out then covered with black gesso and then applied different shades of Prima Art Alchemy wax.  I chose a background clip art from Google for the park scene and before printing put some sentiments on it.  I used a couple of bits of washi tape (the birds on a wire and the grass with flowers bottom right hand corner) and a couple of little punches (the heart and the bunny).

There we have it, a scene for the gorgeous image "Shopping in Yorkshire".  I coloured her with Copics and added a small pearl to the clasp on her handbag.

I have cut the park scene to layer the city scape punch behind, the punches and image have also been lifted with foam tape.

I hope I have inspired you to enter our Blog Challenge and don't forget if you wish to purchase some SheepSki Designs images from the Etsy shop be sure to use this discount to receive 10% of your order.  


I am entering the following:

29 August 2019

Father's Day cards

This Sunday, 1st September, we celebrate Father's Day in Australia.  I have a selection of cards for this occasion I have made in the last week.  Here they are:

1.  Father's Day card for Pop (Grandfather) as he is always wearing slippers

2.  Image Mo's Digital Pencil Big Catch

3.  Bizzy Bec's Ginger Beer

4.  Mo's Digital Pencil Dane

5.  Mo's Digital Pencil 4 Dad Boy S

I have entered the following:

22 August 2019

The Outlawz Challenges - Freebie/Progressive Challenge August 2019

This month's progressive challenge image is from All Dressed Up and is called "Stars and Back".

I love All Dressed Up images and this one is a welcome addition to my stash - thank you so much for your generosity and sponsorship of The Outlawz Challenges.

Here is my birthday card.  I have used a digital sky paper background for the image, matted with silver.  The image has been attached with foam tape to give it dimension.  I recently purchased some white resin stars from Corbett Creations Wood Veneers, an Aussie business of course.  I thought this card would look perfect with some of these stars added.