30 October 2012

Christmas Tree

Hi, just wanted to share with you a Christmas Card I have made for the new Christmas Tree Challenge we have at Holly Jolly.


I have gone Clean and Simple for this card with Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla colour combo.


I embossed half a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Stripes embossing folder. Tied some retired Certainly Celery Ribbon around the card stock and created a bow.


The sentiment is from the Snow Swirled stamp set and the cute little Christmas Tree is from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set.


Now I have not added ‘bling’ but some Pearls.


Here is my card…






Stamp set: Snow Swirled, Scentsational Season

Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery,

Accessories:  Pearls, Retired Certainly Celery Ribbon, Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Unfortunately you cannot see the embossed panel very well but overall it was such a quick card.  I now think I am going to try some different colours!.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Christmas Card Challenges - #48 Pop It Up

One Stitch At a Time Challenge - #137 Christmas

The Crafty Pad Challenge - #194 Christmas is Coming

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge - #29 Use Ribbon

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge – Embellishment

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – # 96 No Patterned Paper

Crafty Ann's Challenge – # 77 Christmas

Polka Doodle Challenge - #43 Christmas Card with Kraft

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #31 Christmas


Enjoy your week and maybe we will see you over at Holly Jolly to join in the fun!


Take care…. Meg

28 October 2012

CAGI Sketch

Wow we are reaching the end of October, where does time go?


Hope you are all well and have enjoyed/enjoying your weekend.


We have a new challenge at Come and Get It this week and it is a Sketch Challenge.


I have gone a bit shabby chic and used a lot of netural colours with a touch of Marina Mist.


The Very Vanilla piece has been embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper folder which has some  sponged some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on it to give it a bit of glitz.


The Crumb Cake cardstock has been embossed using the Perfect Polka Dot Folder and I have also sponged Early Espresso ink on too.


The image is from the Fabulous Floret stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.


There are some pearls at the bottom of the card and one on the die cut Butterfly.


Here is my card….







Stamp set: Fabulous Florets

Card: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2-3/8” (6 cm) Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/3 ” (4.4 cm) Circle Punch, Marina Mist Ribbon (retired), Lace (retired), Pearls, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive









I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Card Makin Mamas Challenge – Anything Goes

Clearly I Stamp Challenge - #62 Ribbon or Twine

Do You Stack Up Challenge - #95 Embossing Wet or Dry

Dutch Dare Challenge - #188 Ribbons and Lace

Happy Campers Challenge – # 3 Shabby Chic

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge – Ribbon or Twine

Penny's Challenges – # 99 Ribbon and/or Buttons


Please stop by the Come and Get It challenge if you get a chance and see what the other Design Team members have created.


Enjoy your week and keep safe….. Meg


27 October 2012

November Christmas Classes

Hi everyone,


Just wanted to share with you the details of my Textured Christmas Classes for November.


Yes I am adding some Texture to the cards so if you haven’t used the Big Shot, come along, have a go and take home 8 handmade cards with envelopes.


Price:  $25 with adhesive or $20 with your own adhesive



Sunday 11 November @ 2 pm

Friday 16 November @ 7.30 pm

Saturday 24 November @ 2 pm


Special Offer - if you place an order at the class I am offering FREE SHIPPING! 


Give me a call or email me to book a spot.


Remember that if these times do not suit or you have a group of friends I can come to you! 

Just give  me a call :)


Watch out of over the next few days for a sneak peak!


Enjoy your weekend…. Meg

25 October 2012

Market Night at Werrington

Hi everyone,


If you are not doing anything on Friday night there is a Night Market at Werrington Public School and Nikki Stalker and I will be there with some Stampin Up goodies.


Here are the details:




We would love to have you come and say ‘hello’… Meg

24 October 2012

Halloween Purse

Hi everyone,


We have a new challenge at Crafty Creations and it is Halloween.


I have not done a card for this challenge I was inspired by a bat punch art I found at Bonnie’s Creative Place and a bat & cat purse that was created by Joanne Travis.


So I have combined the two and added my own little twist, which was to added some Silver Glimmer Paper and a few Rhinestones.


Here is my little creation…









Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Owl Builder Punch, 1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Circle Punch, Petite Purse Die, Silver Glimmer Paper, Glue Dots, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip Tape







A quick little creation that would hold some lollies for Halloween.  My little girl will love to take this to school and show her friends.


I would like to add this project to the following challenges:


Forever Friends Challenge - #47 Halloween

Hooked on Craft Challenge - #25 Halloween

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - #142 Trick or Treat/Fall creations

Paper Playtime Challenge – # 86 Welcome to Boo-ville

My Grafico Crafts Challenge – Halloween

The Pink Elephant Challenge - #171 Halloween

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Halloween

Anything But a Card Challenge – Fall/Halloween

Corrosive Challenges - #160 Treacherous Treats

That Craft Place Challenges – Halloween

SUO Challenges - Animals

Top Tip Tuesday Challenges - #88 Halloween

Party Time Tuesday Challenges - #91 Trick or Treat


Hopefully I have inspired you enough to joining us this week at Crafty Creations but if want some more inspiration come over and see what the other Design Team members have created.


Enjoy and keep safe…. Meg

23 October 2012

Santa’s on his way…

Hi everyone,


Hope you have had a good start to the week!


We have a new challenge at Holly Jolly and it is Santa challenge.


So get out those Santa images, papers, punch art creations and come join in the fun!  Plus the challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo, so there is prizes!


I have used a Bugaboo Santa image and coloured the image in with Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride ink.


Added some Be of Good Cheer DSP and the sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set.


I have used the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the layout.


Here is my card…









Stamp set: Bugaboo Santa, Perfect Punches

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Copic Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Blushing Bride (retired)

Accessories:  1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) Circle Punch, Whisper White Ribbon (retired),
Bell & Ribbon (Non SU), Scallop Edge Border Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive










See even Santa has to take time out when he visits Australia at Christmas, so he goes for a Surf – bet you didn’t know he did that !  LOL.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge – # 170 Sketch

Poodles Parlour Challenge – Anything Goes

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge - #139 Christmas

Sparkles Forum Monthly Christmas Challenge - #21 Traditional

ABC Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes


Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful week…. Meg

21 October 2012


Hi everyone


I want to share with you my card for the new challenge at Come and Get It.  This week we are going all spooky and scary with a Halloween Theme.


Plus there are prizes ! This weeks challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo.


I have used the Sponsors image Scene It Mummy Scene and the colours of Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black have been inspired by the Party Time Tuesday Challenge.


I sponged More Mustard then Tangerine Tango and Elegant Eggplant over the image and layered the image on some Tangerine Tango cardstock with Basic Black for the base of card.


I found the Ribbon at one of our local shops as well as the scary black cat. 


Here is my card…





Stamp set: Bugaboo

Card: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Elegantly Eggplant

Accessories:  Ribbon (non SU), Felt Cat (non SU), Eyes (non SU), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



Don’t you think the Mummy looks more freaky with that eye!


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


Party Time Tuesday Challenges - #90 Colour Picture Inspiration (Orange Black Purple)

Craftymess Challenges - Halloween

Card Crafters Circle Challenges - #45 Halloween

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - #42 Night Project

Digi Galore Monthly Challenges - Halloween

Heck of a Challenge Monthly – It’s Spooktacular

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - #58 Halloween & Ribbon

Sparkles Forum Monthly Challenge - #37 Halloween

Sweet Stamps Challenge - #87 Stippled or sponged



Here is the link to the Come and Get It Challenge if you want to come over and have a look to see what the other Design Team members have created.


Have a wonderful week and keep safe…. Meg


20 October 2012

It’s Spool Time!!!


Who wants some free ribbon? Silly question! ...Who doesn't??!

Well at Stampin’ Up! we have a some good news it is ‘It’s Spool Time’ during the month on October. 


With every $60 purchase, get a FREE spool of 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon - choose your favourite new In Color or earn all five!

Will you choose Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green or Midnight Muse? There are no limits, so you can get them all!

Email me with your order, and just let me know which colour you would like...choose one for every $60 you spend….. Meg

16 October 2012


Hi everyone,


It’s Tuesday and it is time for a new challenge at Holly Jolly.  This week I am hosting the challenge which is inspired by a picture image.


The image has two small children ice skating near some trees and there is a wonderful saying too – “ A Joy that is shared is a Joy made Double”.


So my card this week has lots of DSP but the main focus is the Christmas Tree and the word “JOY”.


I have used the Candlelight Speciality DSP and the tree is from the Snow Swirled stamp set.  The word Joy is from the retired Welcome Christmas stamp set.


I have used Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla cardstock and some retired Real Red Ribbon.


Plus I couldn’t forget the bling to my Christmas Tree.


Here is my card…







Stamp set: Snow Swirled, Welcome Christmas

Card: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade

Ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Candlelight Speciality DSP,Real Red (retired) Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Eclectic Ellapu Challenges – Anything Goes

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges - #161 A Tree

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge – Add Some Bling

2 Sisters Challenge – #113 Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin - #32 Anything Goes


Have a wonderful week and maybe we will see you at Holly Jolly were there is a lot more inspiration from the other Design Team members.


Take care…. Meg

14 October 2012

Colour Challenge

Hi everyone – enjoying your weekend?


This week at Come and Get It we have a colour challenge which is Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.


Hmm I love these colours, yes the Pumpkin Pie is rather bright but a little goes a long way – what do you think ?  Are you thinking outside the box on how to use these colours? 


What did I do?  I used Rich Razzleberry for the base of my card and added a layer of Very Vanilla which has been stamped with Crumb Cake and the En Francais script.


I added a strip of the Rich Razzleberry DSP from the Summer Smooches pack. I tore one side and then daubered a little Rich Razzleberry ink.


I added some swirls in Old Olive and some Pumpkin Pie butterflies which had been cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.


The sentiment is from the retired On Your Birthday stamp set and instead of bling I have gone with Pearls, just a few on the butterflies.


Here is my card…










Stamp set: On Your Birthday (retired), En Fracis

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Summer Smooches DSP, Swirls Scribbles Die (retired), Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Pearls, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive













Such lovely colours together.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Bloggers Challenge – Take Flight

Bearly Mine Challenge - #56 Pearls and Swirls

Deep Ocean Challenge - #36 Anything Goes

Lej Designs Challenge – # 24 Happy Birthday

Papelitos Stamps Challenge - #15 Anything Goes

Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge – # 136 Happy Birthday

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - #87 Things With Wings


Thanks for stopping and browsing, hope that you get a chance to visit again.


Here is the link for the Come and Get It blog if you get a chance to visit.


Enjoy your week.. Meg

10 October 2012

Picture This

Hi everyone,


We have a new challenge at Crafty Creations and it is a Picture Inspirational Challenge and is sponsored by Meljen’s Design.


I have used the sponsor’s image and the layout has been inspired by the Just Us Girls sketch.


I coloured the leaves in with some Always Artichoke and the bird with Island Indigo.


The DSP is from the Summer Smooches pack and I have added a strip of Basic Black Ribbon (retired).  I also added a white and 2 black feathers I found at a $2 shop.


The stamp set is from the Elements of Style plus there is a touch of bling on the DSP and one on the birds cheek.


Here is my card…






Stamp set: Elements of Style, Meljen Image

Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Always Artichoke

Accessories:  Summer Smooches DSP, Basic Black Ribbon (retired), 1” (2.5 cm) Circle Punch, Rhinestones, 
Feathers Non-SU, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


I love the colour of the DSP and the feathers add something different to the card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Just Us Girls Challenge – # 157 Sketch

Card Mania Challenges – #5 Happy Birthday

Crafty Boots Challenge - Three

Creative Card Crew Challenge – # 21 Birds

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge – #35 Anything Goes

Meljens Design Challenge – # 130 Anything Goes


Enjoy the rest of your week.


Take care… Meg

09 October 2012

Christmas Scraps

Hi everyone – week going ok?  What about your Christmas cards? 


If you need a little push what about joining us at Holly Jolly!  We have a great new challenge hosted by Cindy which is to create a Scrap Card.


I don’t know about you but I keep that little piece of cardstock or DSP just in case I need it.  So I had a look in my stash and found some scrap DSP, cardstock and ribbon and created my Christmas Card.


The layout of my card was inspired by the current sketch at Cardabilities and I have used Cherry Cobbler for the base the card.  I just love Cherry Cobbler it is such a perfect colour for Christmas cards.


I added an embossed layer of Very Vanilla and the embossing folder I used was Wallpaper Vintage.  I search through my stash and found the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint that I had to have but do not think I have used and added some to the embossing to give a little sparkle to my card.


The scraps used:


  • Be of Good Cheer DSP
  • Crochet Trim Ribbon
  • Very Vanilla, Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler cardstock


The stamp is from the Tags Til Christmas stamp set and of course there is some bling.


Here is my card…






Stamp set: Tags til Christmas

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Wallpaper Vintage & Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Crochet Trim Ribbon (retired), Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Be of Good Cheer DSP, Rhinestones, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I am happy with the end result and would like to enter the card into the following challenges:


Cardabilities Challenge - #60 Sketch

Shelly’s Images Challenge – Tic Tac Toe (I used Bling Free (DSP) Embossing)

Divas By Design Challenge - #55 Use Some Texture

Delightful Sketches Challenge – Winter Holiday

Paper Play Challenges - #40 Shine

Penny's Challenge - #96 Die Cuts and Punches

Simon Says Challenge – # Glimmer & Sparkle

Moxie Fab World Challenge – Christmas card for World Card Making Day Week



Would you like a little more inspiration?  Please come over and visit us at Holly Jolly and maybe we can inspire you to join us this week.


Enjoy the rest of your week and keep safe….. Meg

07 October 2012

Hostess Pick

Hi everyone,

How is your weekend going?  We have had a lovely Spring day here in Sydney, lovely sun but a little cool in the shade with the wind but its been nice to be out and about.

I wanted to tell you about our new challenge at Come and Get It this week.  The challenge is the Hostess’s choice which is to use three of the following on your card or project:

Purple, Green, Black, Glitter, Staples, Gems, Ribbon, Circles, Scallops

Great selection don’t you think !

I have used Purple, Black, Green, Gems and Ribbon.

The layout of my card is inspired by the Mojo Monday layout.

Basic Black forms the base of my card and then I embossed some Elegant Eggplant with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  I added some Frost White Shimmer Paint to a dauber and wiped it across the embossed card stock to add a bit of sparkle.

I used the Floral Frames Framelits to cut out the Certainly Celery cardstock and then embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.

I haven’t used one my favourite Embosslits Die - Beautiful Wings recently so I added some butterflies.  The sentiment is from the Word Play Stamp Set.

Here is my card..


Stamp set: Word Play
Card: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Floral Frames Framelits Diecut, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Vintage Wallpaper Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Whisper White Ribbon (retired), Frost White Shimmer Paint, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

I am happy with this card, love the sentiment and I just adore butterflies!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Challenges – # 261 Sketch
Craftymess Challenge – # 19 Anything Goes
Clearly IStamp Challenges – # 61 Sentimental
Guylou’s Inimitability Challenge – Just to Die
Polka Doodle Challenge – # 40 Wings and Things
Chrisma Cards Challenge – # 39 Badda Bling
SU Only Challenges - #55 Texture
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge – Use Black
Crafts and Me Challenges - #104 My Sentiments Exactly

Thanks for taking a look around, please let me a comment if you get a chance and maybe I will see you at Come and Get It this week?  Here is the link if you are interested in having a look around and see what the other Design Team Members have created.

Enjoy your week and keep safe… Meg

02 October 2012

Glitz and Bling

Hi Everyone,


It is time for a new challenge at Holly Jolly and it is hosted by Paige. 


The challenge is Glitter and Bling.


I decided to use some Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder for the Glitter and some Rhinestones for the Bling.

The layout of my card was inspired by the current layout at Simply Stampin Challenges and the colours are inspired by the Dynamic Duos current challenge which is to use Cherry Cobbler and a colour of your choice.


The colours I have used are Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.


I used the Snow Flurry Die to cut the snow flakes in Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.  The larger snowflake I inked up with Versamark and then added some Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder and heated to get my Glitter sparkle.


The Soft Suede turned a lot darker than I had hoped but the Cherry Cobbler looks great. Plus I added some sparkle to myself – LOL as the little bits of glitter just seem to float around your work space.


I added some Rhinestones to the smaller snow flake and added the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Come to Bethlehem stamp set which has been cut out using the Bitty Banners Framelits.


Here is my card:






Stamp set: Come to Bethlehem

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

Accessories:  Snow Flurry Die, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder, Glue Dots, Bitty Banners Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The layout is great for a quick card and I will add this sparkly card to my Christmas Card stash.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Simply Stampin Challenge - #79 Sketch

Dynamic Duos Challenge – # 22 Mix Match Week

Frosted Designs Challenge – Embossing

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge – Dashing Through the Snow



We would love to see you at Holly Jolly so please pop over and have a look at what the other team members have created.


Thanks for visiting my little crafty corner and I hope to see you again soon. 


Have a great week… Meg