Friday, November 2, 2012


Day two and I thought I would show you the cards I made for the Grandchildren for Halloween. 
The spiders are cased from blogland - not sure whose idea it was originally, but it was an easy one to do if you don't have specific Halloween stamps.

I loved the cat stamp as soon as I saw it - SU Frightening Feline !!  Took the idea for this one from "Frenchie"

and lastly SU's Bootiful Occasions.
Saw a little poem while blog surfing that started off : "Trick or treat, smell my feet" but when I went to write it in  the boys' cards I couldn't remember the rest of it!!  Old age is more frightening than Halloween!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray

it's my special day today and as I had lots of spare time I thought I would update my neglected blog.  Unfortunately, to do that I had to upload card photos to my computer and that proved to be a very long process.  I got a new computer back in May and it does not recognise my camera software so have been taking photos with the iphone and ipad and these do not upload as I would wish- ie in date order!! - so there are photos all over the place and to add to the confusion every time I connect the ipad to the computer it loads ALL the photos again.  Yikes, I am out of my depth here.
I have a friend who posts one photo of Melbourne a day and maybe that is an idea I will run with for a while.
This card was for a very special friend in England who celebrated her 80th birthday back in September.  A friend of hers made her a birthday cake decorated with "Toy Boys" dressed only in top hats - I do hope she sends me a photo of that.

Back soon,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Fun Birds" and February birthdays

Most of our immediate family celebrate birthdays and anniversaries in January and February.

My oldest Grandson starts the ball rolling on 21st January and this year I made him an Angry Birds card.  I had seen a few on the blogs and picked bits and pieces from them to create my own version with the punches and papers that I had.  The card proved very popular and I ended up making quite a few more:

and, yes, I did go a bit overboard, but they are disappearing fast !!

One with the lot !

finishing off with a large circle card which was totally my own design and which I loved.

Then it was birthday time for our princess:

Beautiful butterfly:

 This one is a case of a card I saw some time ago on the blog of Laurie Zoellmer.  Such a simple design but quite lovely.  I had some trouble with the Elegant Lines embossing folder cutting too deeply and had to add an extra layer of card to correct it.

Thanks for dropping in,
cheers till the next batch,