Sunday, February 26, 2012


Well another week has gone by I cant believe how fast the year is going. Mandy has changed a few things for the Strut Your Cuts Challenge so hop on over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky and see what she has done.
I have 3 of the cartridges this week, Ornamental Iron, Designer's Calendar and Heritage.
I have used Heritage for the whole layout apart from the word March which is from Designer's Calendar.
The corner flourishes are on page 62, the Lamp on page 41 and I have used the shadow feature to give them a bit more depth and I think it gives the lamp a slight glow. This paper is from a DCWV The Lace & Linen Stack which I have had for a few months and thought it suited the older wedding photo's of my Mum and Dad.
I have used the the Fence on page 44, cutting it out twice so I could mount it onto the page, and the small flourish is page 63. I have added some Kaiser Pearls and Prima Flowers just to bling it up a little.
Here is it as a double page layout,
What a coincidence that they were married in 1956 and this year will be celebrating 56 years of marriage.
I hope that I will be able to do the same sort of layout for my husband and myself when we celebrate 56 years of marriage.
Enjoy Shelley

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 16 Frame It

I have been waiting patiently for my New Dies that I ordered from Cheery Lynn with my $20 Voucher that I won on Challenge 13 Sweethearts, of course I had to add a little extra money to get both dies. I actually received them this week DL184 Sophia's Heart and DL183 Oval Doily Stacker One. So I have done two projects this time for this weeks Challenge Frame It 16 as I just love the stacker dies you can do so much with them, I have made a frame buy cutting the middle out of the second size die with the smaller one.
I have actually put this one in an oval frame that I picked up from a store and just painted it white that way instead of a card they can put it on the wall and show it of.
Just a close up of the flowers that I used, Cuties 1- B149, Cuties 2- B150, Cuties 3-B151, The leaves are from DL 137 Japanese Lace and Flourish Frame.
My next project is a card all done in my favourite colour PINK
In this card I have used all 3 of the dies in Oval Doily Stacker Dies DL 183 to create a frame around the little Kaiser stamp and added some pretty flowers in the corners.
Well I am of to run a few errands although I would rather been home on my craft room making lots of cards and scrapbooking its just the weather for it here in Brisbane.
Till next time Shelley

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sketches with a Twist February

This is the layout for Sketches with a Twist for the month of February,
This Months Twist is :- You must use something Green on your Layout or Card

So here is my layout for the sketch, its another addition to my album from my mini holiday at Caloundra with my mum and dad.
A close up of the banner and I have used a Martha Stewart around the page punch for the border of a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock then just cut out the inside to make it look like a frame.
Cheers Shelley

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 15 Pink and White

Now this was an easy one to do over at Cheery Lynn as PINK is my favourite colour.
So here goes with the list of the Dies that I have used, the background is done with Daisy Lace Frame FRM118, it usually has a border around it but I have cut it of so it would fit the bag. I then used Tropical Flourish B 127, putting some foam mounting tape at the back to lift the leaves up a little.
 The white flower is Stacker Flower 3  SF#3 cut out twice and then the pink is Stacker Flower 2 SF#2 cut out a few times and I have used the Nestabilities Die Scalloped Circles in two sizes to make the flowers smaller so I could layer them.
And then I have used the Heart to Heart Lace Doily DL 106, Inking the edges a little and then I used foam mounting tape again to lift the smaller heart up.
I have repeated the same patter on both sides of the little bag.
I hope you like this one Cheers Shelley.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Well here is a really quick post of my pages for the challenge this week, over at Scrappy-Go-Lucky I didn't have any of the Cartridges so I had to fall back on George, Accent Essential and Plantin Schoolbook.
I am doing a smaller album its a really old size "5 x 7" from Creative Memories so it really doesn't have much space to decorate, when its finished i will be giving it to my Mum and Dad.
These are the first two pages,
Then the second set of pages
                                These are in the album side by side and that's why the sun is cut in half.
Cheers Shelley

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just Magnolia and LAngler & sTanglar Challenge Blog

Well I made this card for a friend of mine who's two daughter's are getting married within a few weeks of each other. I didn't realise it would be exactly what the challenge is over at Just Magnolia.

Challenge 143 # - pink pearls and lace, so I thought what the heck I will put it on the site and see how I go.
I have used my nestabilities dies and of course Magnolia Stamp Lady Tida to look like a bride. Docrafts have some gorgeous pink and blue 6x6 paper pads with matching paper flowers at the moment so I chose these to use as well.
Yes it's another easel card, just so easy to make.
 Close up of the flowers that match the paper pads.
The first wedding is on Wednesday this week so good luck to the Bride and Groom and all of the family, we hope the weather is kind to you.
Cheers Shelley

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 14 Red and White

This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is

Red and White (you can use other colors as long as your card is predominantly red and white), head on over to their blog to see all the details.
So after winning last weeks challenge how could I not have another go and enter another one.
So I decided to try another type of easel card this what was a lot easier than the last one, I have used the dies Sweetheart Frame FRM127 and I have just backed it with textured white cardstock. The Hearts in the middle are from Two of Hearts DL128, the flowers are different sizes of Large Rose B155, Medium Rose B154 and Miniature Rose B152. I have used the Dancing Doily Lace Border DL134 on the bottom of the card and then added the flourishes from the middle of the Die Japanese Lace & Flourish Frame DL137. Thanks to Mandy at Scrappy-go-Lucky ( this link will take you straight to them) for having all these gorgeous dies in her store for us to buy.
A close up of the front of the card
And another one of the Lace border and Flowers
Thank -you for all of your lovely comments on my winning post over at Cheery Lynn Blog I get very excited when I get comments as we all do, so thanks it has really made my week.
Cheers Shelley

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Well before I show you my page layout for this weeks Strut your cuts challenge at Scrappy-go-Lucky, I have some exciting news.
I won this weeks challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for my Quad easel card, I was so excited I had to look twice to see if it was really my card. So of course I have already spent my $20 voucher.

Here is my layout for this weeks challenge, I have used Tinker Bell and Friends Cartridge for Tinkerbell of course and the words, and then  used Mothers Day Bouquet Cartridge for the Flowers.
A close up of Tinkerbell
A close up of the flowers, I have actually inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.
This is a list of the Cartridges that we could use this week.
Cricut® Camp Out Solutions™ Cartridge
Cricut® From My Kitchen Cartridge
Cricut® Mother’s Day Bouquet Seasonal Cartridge
Cricut® Lite Botanicals Cartridge
Disney® Tinker Bell & Friends Cricut® Cartridge
Go over to Mandy's at Scrappy-go-Lucky to see all the details its not to late to have a go.
                                           Until next time Shelley

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 13 Sweethearts

I made this Quad Easel Card for my best friend's Mum's 70th Birthday. We always have a little giggle between all of us that I am the third daughter she never had. We have been best friends and used to live next door to each other for over 40 years so really they are my Family.
I decided I would enter this card in the Cheery Lynn Sweethearts Challenge and it was only because I realised at the last minute that I have used all Cheery Lynn Dies to make the card. Go and visit Mandy at Scrappy-go-Lucky as she carries lots of the Cheery Lynn Dies.
Its a little hard to take photos to actually do the card justice but here we go, this is looking down onto the card,
One view from side on
70 th
Here are a couple of close ups
I have used the larger die of the Two of Hearts DL 128 set and Cuties 3 B151 for the Flowers and the green vine is Olive Branches B147
This flower is Cuties 1 B149 and the charm is from my2angels Scrapbooking
This die is the Celtic Heart B144
This is a close up of the card when its folded.
Well I hope you like this card, if you want to make one just google quad card and you should get instructions on how to make it.
Cheers Shelley

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Well here is my card that I have made for this weeks Cricut Challenge over at Scrappy-go-lucky .
Now… the featured 5 for week five are:

Cricut® Lite Wildlife Cartridge
Cricut® H2O Seasonal Cartridge
Cricut® Summer in Paris Seasonal Cartridge
Cricut® Paisley Cartridge
Creative Memories™ Stork’s Delivery Cartridge
Head on over to Mandy's blog to see all the finer details. I have been following her blog as she is in Germany at the moment and getting lots of new goodies for us to buy!!!

This is called a double easel card. so as you can see it has 2 pieces that you have sitting at different angles.
I have used Paisley Cartridge it has lots of cute little cartoon type animals as well as girly dresses, bags etc.It also has a card feature, words and buttons to match the main cut out.
I have laid one side down flat so you can see how it folds, you can only just see the little dog on the bottom of the card its got its own little jumper.
I have added a few extra flowers and a bit of kindy glitz and glossy accents just to pretty it up a little.\
I am in the middle of making a QUAD easel card so when its done I will post it to show you.
Until next time Shelley