Christmas Card #2

It’s incredibly hot outside again today for the 3rd day in a row the temperature has soared over 40°c – currently it’s about 44.7°c outside … no wonder the poor air conditioner is struggling!
So today I share the 2nd of the Snowflake themed Christmas cards I made, again using SU’s Snowflake Soiree … did I mention that I LOVE this set!! Clean and simple in design although not so when you are trying to replicate for an order  – had to replace the bad photo I had here as the more I looked at it the worse it was, but still can’t for some reason, get a good photo of this card!! 🙂P1200771

Christmas Card #1

For me this year it was all about snowflakes! I really love snowflakes, they are so delicate and beautiful so created 3 cards around snowflakes. I had a corporate order and used 2 designs of the 3 to make up my order and luckily for all our family and friends I had enough left overs from the order that everyone (except 1 person) will get a hand made card this year, unlike last year where no one received a hand made card.


A Chocolate Affair #1

About a month ago I said I was going to share some cards I’d made with a stamp set gifted to me by my fabulous friend Courtney – you can check out Courtney’s blog HERE. Courtney is one of Australia’s first CTMH (Close to my Heart) demonstrators and during the month of August their stamp of the month was the awesome “A Chocolate Affair” set comprising of 16 stamps. Anyway today I share my first card made with CTMH stamps and SU papers & ribbon. 


Two posts in one week!

I’m on a roll … 2 posts in one week. Now the challenge in on myself to keep it up.
As mentioned in my post the other day, Brian and I recently celebrated a milestone anniversary so we had a bonfire and BBQ here at home. Awesome night, fantastic company … will be remembered for a very long time. Despite asking for no gifts (being as our plan is to sell everything and travel Australia) my family gave us money, which went towards some new Baccarat Saucepans, including a steamer, pasta cooker and sauté pan with egg poacher insert … much loved and very much enjoying the new cookware! Brian’s family all pooled together for our anniversary and Brian’s birthday and bought us a HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE!!! I am thinking August next year would be perfect as the canola (rapeseed) will be in flower then but it’s a 2 person decision, so only time will tell.
Anyway, here is my cards for today. The first is the invitation for our party, to which I added a couple of sentiments and suggested to people that they up-cycle the invitation into a card.


 This second card is the Thank You cards that I sent out to those who joined us on the night and give us “non” gifts and helped out in the kitchen, on the day or by supplying some extra firewood!


Anniversary & birthday celebrations

Ok, so I haven’t gotten back here as I said I would. Apart from chasing/photographing native orchids, we’ve had some recent family birthdays including Brian & Damian & my MIL, and Brian and I celebrated a milestone wedding anniversary on October 1st … can you believe it 25 years! So, we threw a BBQ & Bonfire here at home and I was tied up with preparations for that which was on the 5th. I’ve attached a scan of a photo (not very good) from the night, just to share. Yes, there is a person under all that hair – not bad considering Brian was clean shaven (except for the goatee) back in March! We had a great night shared with friends and family who all travelled to be with us. 

ImageOn another note … here is a very C&S card I made the other day


I can’t believe it’s been so long … again!

What can I say other than life has gotten in the way of card making over the last few months. I did make an awesome 60th birthday card at the end of July but totally forgot to photograph it! *SIGH*

Here in Western Australia it’s now Native Orchid season and I have to admit that I’ve spent a good number of days out hunting these gorgeous little flowers. It’s been a totally awesome year for these flowers and I’ve sighted a good number this year, that I’ve not seen in previous years. If you want to check out what I’ve been out hunting – here’s a link to my other blog – Chelle’s Life which is mostly photography related. 

I have been playing this week with a gorgeous stamp set called “A Chocolate Affair” by CTMH which was gifted to me by my wonderful friend Courtney – take 10 with a cuppa and enjoy a visit to Court’s blog – Court on Stamps

Promise to upload some photos over the next day or so! 


C&S 21st Male Birthday card


Our nephew Michael turned 21 back in May and I know that this post has been a long time coming but I’m only just getting back into blogging and crafting after a bit of a time-out. Anyway, this was the card I made for him. Stampin’ Up! & PTI products used to create this card.
Promise to post more often … hope you have a great week! 

C&S Sympathy

Trying to re-fill my card stash as it’s starting to get a bit low. This is a very C&S Sympathy. Hard to get back into the groove of card making when one has taken time out … however I very much enjoyed the creative time and hope to get into it again some more now that life has settled somewhat!Image

60th Wedding Anniversary

Hi! We had the honour of being guests to help friends celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on the weekend. Wow, what an innings! I made a very C&S card for them and was very happy with the end result … hope you like it too!