Bit of this, bit of that!!

Hello lovely readers!!  Well if you are still around even though i’ve been neglecting you, I thank you!  Life has been on fast forward these last few weeks and I haven’t seem to have gotten much done.  Having said that I’ve also gotten sucked into playing silly games on the computer waaaay past the time that I should have gone to bed, fed my children, done my housework etc etc!!  LOL

I’ve also been doing classes in my home and i’ve no sooner done one than it’s the following week for another!!  Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun! (waving to everyone who’s been!!)

Anyway, below are a couple of cards I made with the very lovely Miss Treez what seems like an eon ago.  We had a lovely day stamping and catching up and having a little weep on each others shoulders!  Don’t you love how you can do that with your stamping buddies? Anyway, enough chatter!  The first card was a CASE from the catalogue using a colour combination from the SU! Colour Coach.  I Cased the tag from page 71.


Colours are Old Olive, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and Bravo Burgundy!  Not a combo i’d use naturally but looks not too bad together hey?

The next card is my Michelle Zindorf wannabe!!  :-) Theresa gave me a fabbo demonstration on using the brayer.  As you can see i’m still sporting “L” plates!!  LOL


Next picture is what happens when the supanova glitter is left within reach of a very inquisitive but ever so cute 2 year old!


As you can see in the top half of the picture she has emptied the WHOLE container.  And why yes, it was EVERYWHERE!!!  And may I just say that my husband looked fetching with tangerine glitter in his beard at work the next day?!  lol.  It was through the entire house!!  When I scooped it all up and put it back in the tub you can see just how far that stuff goes!  It doesn’t even look like any has been used!!  Amazing isn’t it?  I am sure Miss Alexandra is still sporting some in her hair and ears regardles of the numerous washings she’s had since then!!

And on a final note! A reward for getting to the end of this very long-winded waffly post – a picture of Miss Lara and Miss Alexandra!!  Cuteness doubled!  I was quick to snap a picture of Lara the other day whilst the dreaded Nasal Gastric Tube was out!!  She looked so pretty and peaceful!



Until next time!! 
Keep your glitter up & happy stamping!

Bella Bleu Card Box

Hello All!!

I am a slack blogger of late aren’t I?  I do have a few projects to post but I’m afraid i’ve been distracted with other things!!  But i’m trying to get through the To Do list and get some of the cards and what not that i’ve been making up onto the blog!

This little flip top box and set of cards was made as a donation for a raffle for a Guides evening.  I’ve used the Bella Bleu set of papers.  I still don’t love them but they’re growing on me!


I didn’t take a phot of it open but I am in the process of making another and trying to photograph a tutorial of it for you.  It’s a cool box!!  And inside was a set of 6 cards and envelopes.  Fairly simple design but I wanted to keep the papers the main element.


I used Kraft, Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy Cardstock.  I used Not Quite Navy ink and the Best Yet Level one hostess set.  It would be my favourite hostess set at the moment!

Ok, best keep running today, Miss Lara has another appointment at the hospital.  I will try to be back tomorrow!!

Happy Stamping!

Blog Candy Winner!!!

We have a winner!!  I used random.Katelin for to draw the name from the dish.  First of all I printed out the names from the comments, then Katelin picked a winner…and she didn’t even look!!  LOLblogcandycollage

Lynda was the winner!!  Can you email me your contact details please and your parcel will go postal!  I’ve added a couple of other bits and pieces for you to make something magnificent with as well!  When you’re done you’ll have to email me and i’ll post it on the blog!

Until next time!
Happy creating everyone!


Embossing Classes

Last week saw the start of my “regular” classes.  If you are in Brisbane and live close to Moggill and are interested in attending my classes, please get in touch!

First technique was Emerging Colour.  A very easy and yet effective technique to use with embossing.  First stamp random images over the card using the inks of your choice.  Then taking your large bold image stamp in versamark and clear emboss.  Using a brayer {or sponge if you prefer} ink over the rest of the cardstock until only the embossed image is still visible with the “emerging” print from behind.  I’ve used Organic Outline stamps with this card.  Love it! AND I love the Sweet Always Papers that are available in our current catalogue.  Just gorgeous!


Next card was Emboss Resist:


I think that you may hav seen the above card a few weeks ago in a post I did back then.

Third and final card is the Stained Glass Technique:


Stamp image in Versamark and emboss in Black.  Using markers colour the reverse of the image.  Looks quite nice in real life.  The papers used on this card are from the Bella Bleu collection. 

Don’t forget to leave a comment on THIS post if you want to be in the draw to win my BLOG CANDY!!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration #54

Well I just had to do this challenge because 54 is my favourite number!!  And there is orange…and teal…and I had time!!  Which in itself is a big Yay!! LOL


And here is the card I made:


Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Kindred Spirits, Trendy Trees (sentiment),
Ink: Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue & Green Galore Markers, Pumpkin Pie Inkpad
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Other: Hemp Twine, Clear Button, Misc White brads from my stash

I hope you like it.  The colours really appealed to me this week.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on THIS  post if you want to be in the draw for my blog candy!!

Until Next time,
Happy Stamping!

Blog Candy Giveaway

See my frame in the post below??  Well the very lovely Renae over at Stick by Me  has offered to give one of my readers the same Dr Suess quote!!  How lovely is she?

To be eligible for the candy you have to leave a comment on this post by next Saturday 20th of June telling Renae and I what words you would like to put up on your wall or on a frame like I have!  That easy!

Don’t forget to go on over to Renae’s site and have a look at all the other lovely vinyl stickers that she has available!!

Until next time!
Happy Creating!

Just a quickie!!

A quick post for you this afternoon.  I’m up to my eyeballs in real life stuff like washing and folding and looking after children!  Shocking really isn’t it?!  LOL

Just wanted to show you a cute little frame I whipped up the other evening in less than 30 minutes.  The quote is a vinyl word art from  Stick by Me that I picked up at the papercraft convention on the weekend.  Go check out their website there’s some amazing things on there and the lady who does it all has SIX kids!! Amazing! 

I used a piece of (retired) celery DSP, some buttons from my stash a bit of pink cardstock and Bob is your uncle.  Or your Mother’s brother.  He he he.

I do love this quote.  Love it.  And the good thing is that because i’ve put it onto the glass if I get sick of the paper background, I can change it!  Tricky, eh? L OL


Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Until Next time,
Happy Stamping!

Sale! Sale! Sale!

I’m selling all my retired stamps….well….most of my retired stamps!  There are still a few i’m too attached to!   LOL.  I’m having a big clean up in the craft room – are you shocked?  LOL.  List is below.  If you would like any of them you will need to email me at madonnaATmadonnadunnDOTcom. 

Stamp Set Sale Price Condition
08 SAB Friendship Blooms $10.00 Some staining on wood blocks
08 SAB Friendship Blooms $15.00 New, unmounted
09 SAB Botanical Blooms $15.00 New, unmounted
09 SAB Botanical Blooms $15.00 New, unmounted
09 SAB Congrats $10.00 As new
09 SAB Polka Dot Punches $15.00 New, unmounted
09 SAB Polka Dot Punches $15.00 New, unmounted
A little bit of happiness $20.00 Good condition
A little bit of happiness $25.00 New, unmounted
All year Cheer I $40.00 Some staining on wood blocks
Be Happy $15.00 Good condition
Big Blooms $35.00 Some staining on wood blocks
Bodacious Bouquet $40.00 Well used, staining & initials on blocks
Bold Butterfly $35.00 As new
Calendar Cues $10.00 Good Condition
Circle of Friendship $23.00 As new
Crab & Company $45.00 As new
Everyday Flexible Phrases $50.00 Partly unmounted, only some stamps used
Expressive Flexible Phrases $50.00 As new
For a Friend $20.00 As new
French Flair Background $20.00 As new
Good things Grow $15.00 Good Condition
Happiness Background $20.00 Good Condition
Headline Alphabet $50.00 Good Condition, As new
Headline Numbers $25.00 As new
Heartspeak $20.00 New, unmounted
Linen Background $20.00 Good condition
Looks Like Spring $30.00 As new
Much Appreciated $15.00 Good Condition
Office Accoutrement $45.00 Some staining on wood blocks
Oh So Lovely $20.00 Some staining on wood blocks
Paisley Background $20.00 Good condition
Party Punch $20.00 As new
Petal Prints $30.00 Some staining on wood blocks
Polka Dots & Paisley $25.00 Well used, staining on blocks
Pretty Princess $30.00 Good condition, light staining on blocks
Pure & Simple Alphabet Upper $30.00 Good Condition
Riveting $20.00 Some staining on wood blocks
Simple Serif Alphabet & numbers $20.00 Good Condition
Terrific Tags $25.00 New, unmounted
Terrific Tags $15.00 Good condition, some staining on wood blocks
Time Well Spent $45.00 Some staining on wood blocks

Postage will be in the express post satchels {for accountability} and cost will depend on the size of the set or sets that you purchase.

I am also selling retired paper packs.  I have some full packs (Dashing, Berry Bliss, Outlaw, Brocade)  So if you are interested in those let me know otherwise it will be a mixture of 15 sheets of Designer Series Papers for $10 each packet. 

So big sale of all my old stuff.  If you are interested please email me and we can discuss details!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Happy Birthday Dear Anne…

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!!!!  The very talented and extremely gorgeous Anne Edwards turned the great big 40 last weekend.  I’m a bit slow posting here aren’t I?  Anyway, I made her a very bright & slightly cheeky card to mark the event.


And here’s a pic I took so you could see how the supernova glitter goes all sparkly bright in the Sun!!


Thankfully Anne loved it, or at least that’s what she told me to my face!!!, who know’s what was said later!! PMSL

Colours are: Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Baha Breeze.  Stamps: That’s Funny

And here’s a lovely picture of me and Cuddles the Cat.  Cuddles decided to climb up on my lap and then onto my shoulders as I was sitting at the computer on the internet the other night.  I was trying to hunch over so she didn’t fall off when Mark came and snapped our picture.  Isn’t she adorable??  And I reckon the Cat’s alright too!!  LOL


Until next time,
Happy Stamping!