Saturday, August 15, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches #448

After being inspired by a few of Jennifer McGuire's videos and cards I created these 2 cards then realised they fit the Freshly Made Sketches #448.



2019 cards and Update in 2020

 It's been over 18 months since I updated here and we've had another grandson, Noah, who is now 15 months old.

Now that I am minding Eloisa (Ellie) each week I've been taking my card making supplies and been making a few more cards than I have before this years.

 Here are my favourite cards from last year.

Friday, January 11, 2019

2018 has been and gone

Happy 2019.

Last year was the first year in about a decade that I did not have to babysit one of my grandchildren while mum was studying or at work.  Since I used to take my card making gear with me I managed to make quite a few cards during those years but without making an effort this past year my productivity was way down.  Here are a few of my favourites from 2018.

Using a new techique with some old stamps

Using a new Kaisercraft paper pad

Wedding card for a niece

I love sweet peas so had to buy Altenew's stamp set

Inspired by a challenge
Zac's birthday card

With Eloisa having been born in late October it is likely I will be required to mind her when mum goes back to work so maybe I'll be able to use that time for making cards while she sleeps.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

No it's not Christmas yet!

I thought I should add some more of last year's cards so these are some easy Christmas ones I made during the year but I didn't manage to send many out!  Maybe this year.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cards from 2016

I've been challenged to add some more of my cards.....  These are some of my favourites from last year.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Sometimes you just need the right inspiration to get up and do something immediately.  That happened when I saw Lin's card.  I embossed one piece of 'wood' patterned paper and also a piece of what that had had some ink swiped over it.  I sanded the 'wood' piece and inked the other with a coordinated colour (the yellow).  I finished the lighter card with some other patterned paper, stamped on the reverse of a label from some washi tape and some ribbon from a the label of a top I bought recently.


 Thanks, Lin.  Looks like you managed to get me blogging again, too!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch #44

So, it's been a while.....

I made this card yesterday and today realised it fits the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch #44 which I had seen the night before making the card.