Friday, 27 April 2012

Dynamic Duo DesignTeam

Hi Friends,
I have some very exciting news for you today, I have been selected by Lesley Croghan for her new Design Team on her new blog Dynamic Duo'sThe Design Team is full of talented Papercrafters and it is a privilege to have been selected.  Can't wait to get started, First challenge will be up on Saturday the 5th May, so hop on over to the blog and check it out and grab this badge.
Here is the super talented Design Team, pop on over to their blogs and check them out.

I'm am just about ready to jump in my car and head to Toodyay for a Stamping Weekend with my dear friend Pat Carr, hope to have lots of things to show and tell next week.  Catch up with you all soon.
Have a good Weekend and Happy Stamping!!
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Blog Award

Hi Friends,
I would like to thank Judy May who totally surprised me with this award. 
Sending a big hug Judy and thank you for your kind gesture. Make sure you pop along to Judy's blog as you will be inspired by her gorgeous creations.
Liebster is German for dearest, but can also mean beloved or favourite.
There are a few guidelines to follow with this award....
1. Thank the blogger that gave it to you.
2. Link back to their blog.
3. Copy and Paste the award to your blog.
4. Present the award to 5 other bloggers-with 200 or less followers.
5. Lastly, let them know you have done so by leaving a comment on their blogs.
In the spirit of sharing the love, below are some of the talented people who inspire me with their creativity.  Go check out their blogs, they are very talented Papercrafters and leave them some comments. 
Thanks' for stopping by today.
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Merry Monday Sketches #16 - Gingerbread House

Happy Weekend Everyone,
I guess you have noticed that I have not blogged much since we returned from our trip, had to spend some time in Perth and day to day life has given me many distractions so my stamping has had to take a back seat.  I hope you will bare with me until I can get back into the swing of things and do a few more challenges. I am working on some projects for a Workshop Presentation next weekend for my dear friend Pat Carr so hopefully next week I will have plenty to show you.
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week.  I used an old stamp from Stampin' Up! made in 1992 a cute Gingerbread House that I have had for a while and not used.  When stamped in black the image is very dark, but I love how the colours have given the image a lift and bought it to life. 
Stamps:  S/U's Gingerbread House (Name Unknown Made 1992), Sweet Holidays 2004, Jolly Bingo Bits, Sweets For the Sweet, Delightful Decorations
Cards and Papers: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa (R), Pink Passion (R), Close to Cocoa (R)
Ink:  Stazon Black, Versamark,
Markers: Green Galore (R), Creamy Caramel (R), Pink Passion (R), Only Orange (R), Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, White Gel Pen, Red Kindy Glitz,  Ric Rack Ribbon
Tools: Aqua Painter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, Embossing Buddy, White EB Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Sizzix Polka Dot EB Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool 
Thanks'  for visiting today.
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Our Holiday - Fremantle to Hong Kong - Sydney to Guam

Hi Friends,
Here are some more photos from our cruise on Queen Mary II.
Sunset as we sailed from Sydney Harbour
Storm at Sea
Rabual, New Guinea
Markets at Rabual on the Volcanic Ash were we went ashore.
Men at work...............
Live Volcano, Rabual
Later in the day you could see the steam/smoke rising from the Volcano.
 The other side of the Volcano as we sailed away.
QM2 Tenders that ferry you to shore. 
Shot of the Main Deck on QM2
Chefs showing their skills at Carving Fruits and Vegetables
It was difficult to get a good photo but this was as close as we got to Guam 
It was a really bad hazzy day when we arrived at Guam and too rough for us to go ashore safely so we sailed onto Osaka in Japan.
I hope you are enjoying the photo story from our sea adventure.  Thanks' for taking a peek today.
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Merry Monday Challenges #15 - Ho! Ho! Ho!

Happy Weekend Everyone,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week.  I have changed the profile of my card to suit the larger stamped image and kept it clean and simple.  Created the sentiment on my computer.

Stamps:  Eureka Stamps 6607 Santa on Skis, 6903 Sml. Santa on Skis
Card and Papers:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Ink:  Stazon Black, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Finishing Touches:  Dazzling Diamonds, Sailor Gold Rolling Ball Pen
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Polka Dot EB Folder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Computer and Printer, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen,
Thanks' for visiting today.
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Friday, 13 April 2012

The Paper Players #90 - Building A Nest

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for The Paper Players Colour Challenge this week. I used a Scallop Circle Punch Cut Out to create the clouds and a Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the Black bird on the main image.  The brad is embellished with a Mini Pearl and pearls where added to the centre of the flowers.
This card was awarded A Cut Above at the Paper Players this week.

Stamps: S/U's Up In The Air Hostess Set, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card and Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Patterns Paper Stack - Subtles Collection
Ink:  Stazon Black, Pool Party, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery
Finishing Touches: Pearls, In Colour Brads, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks' for dropping by today, Happy Stamping!
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Our Holiday - Fremantle to Hong Kong 2012 - Taronga Zoo

Happy Thursday Everyone,
Today's post is a roundup of our visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, mainly for my International followers to show off our Australian Wildlife.  It was a very enjoyable day, well worth visiting.  I loved the signage as you can see from the photos and some of the animals are real posers.
Main entrance to Taronga Zoo

Birds at the Children's Playground

Black Swan
Koala Bear
Ant Eater/Echidna
Kangaroo, spot the Baby Joey
Wallaby with Joey
Wallaby with Joey
This Kookaburra sat in the tree just next to the Restaurant where we had Lunch.  I took the photo and so did some other Patrons, then it swooped down on some diners at an outside table and stole their Lunch.  Talk about cheeky!!
Building within the Zoo Grounds

Baby Elephant playing with a brick
 Mountain Goats or Deer
Pygmy Hippo's
Mere Cat

Is it Real? ......

This one is.

Thanks' for taking a peek today.
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