Tuesday, September 24, 2013


We had a weekend of pruning the garden, doesnot take long for the shrubs to get out of hand, but the birds love them with all the flowers out at the moment. 

Not had a chance to do much last week but below are a sample of the 32 Christmas cards I sent to Judy in Southern Cross to sell this weekend at the Southern Cross Collectors Fair Car Show and Swapmeet - 28 and 29 September to raise funds for the Southern Cross hospital.  I did add some other cards I had made and Lydia kindly added to this pile too.  Good luck with the stall Judy

I used the papers from the Kaisercraft 6" Christmas Paper Pad free with a Simply Cards magazine from last year

Friday, September 20, 2013

Another day

The house next door has been sold and the new owners have been tidying up. They tossed this ball over the fence thinking they were returning it home.  Two Jack Russell's did not complain!  Alot of noise and teeth!
Just wondering how long it is going to last?

 I have been trying to us up some of the stash!
The below cards are made from patterned paper
by Kate Knight - free with a Cardmaking magazine
Those MFT dies are out again and I have found the edge punches too

Thursday, September 19, 2013

MFT Card

Three days in a row - no wonder it has been cold here!

A card and bookmark for a friend for her birthday.
Using the serviette over a stamped image and the the card constructed with MFT dies.
I do love the MFT dies as I am finding the Spellbinders (also a favorite) are getting to ornate.

  Below are the crochet flowers I have been making.  Mum gave me a pile of crochet cottons she had left from different projects over the years, so have been using them up.  Found some great patterns on the net, thank you to those that had their patterns to share.  Had to convert the abbreviations on some patterns to the English terminology as we ended up with some strange looking flowers!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MFT Roses

Two cards to share with you using the MFT Hybrid Heirloom Rose dies and Fishtail dies

Valentine's cards for DH

Birthday card for mum

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MFT Blueprints 2 & 4

I love the MFT idea of the Blueprint dies, but have not had alot of time to play with them but here is a Christmas card I did with Blueprints 4 and the tag from Blueprints 2

Friday, September 13, 2013


Goodbye my Blaze

Getting old is a bugger!
We had to make the decision last week about our faithfully old friend
He will be sadly missed by us all.

Woof woof
from Cushla and Patchalena

I really miss you Blaze
There is no one under my desk any more!