What’s your style?

I seem to be finding it very hard to decide on a style of card that is ‘me’!  Here are two very different styles.




This is what I would term as a standard layout card where I have put a mat of DSP over the main card and run it through my Big Shot folder then matted the stamped image over another layer of card and tied a ribbon around it.





This one however I cased from Kristina Werner and for want of a better description, would call it ‘layered or grouped simplicity’.  This is a tall, narrow card kept fairly simple with the two strips of DSP but then has added to it a layered group of objects.  Can you give it a better description?

Actually I made this card for my daughter Nicky’s birthday which was yesterday.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to give it to her until today as I had a relapse of the cough and cold I had only a week or so ago, and didn’t dare venture out last night in that freezing cold to go out to dinner with her and the family.

Hope you have a real happy year ahead Nicky.


No. 1 on my medical schedule was completed today.  Nicky kindly took me into Auckland Hospital where I had a scan once they managed to find a vein to inject the contrast die.  We then had lunch – real welcome after not being able to eat and drink since early morning and my fearless Stampin’ Up leader Karen joined us for coffee in her lunch break.  Karen runs the Microbiology lab at the hospital.

Then dropped some more cards off at Oncology for the ‘Cards for Cancer’ basket that was already doing its rounds of patients in Oncology day stay.  Must give my grateful thanks here to all those Stampin’ Up demos who have so generously contributed cards to the cause.  I have also received several packets of cards from the demos in Australia which I think is fantastic.  Thanks so much everyone and the feedback I have had is that the patients are getting a lot of enjoyment from these.

Then went and had my bloods done and my portacath flushed at the Acute Oncology department – then finally home!  Was really tired by then but now no more appointments until next week.  As my daughter said jokingly, “gee don’t you have an exciting life!”.

I definitely don’t enjoy this cold weather and seem to spend all my time going around turning on all the heating in the house, only to have hubby going around behind me turning it off!!  Why can’t he feel the cold like me.  Oh well, I have got the electric blankets on warming the bed so might just go and snuggle down with a good book.

Hope you have a chance to get your fingers inky this week.

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I have been meaning for simply ages to do some of the great challenges on Just Add Ink and at last have done so.  Don’t know why it’s taken me so long!!

The challenge this week was to get inspiration for your card from this lovely photo:

Inspirational Photo



Doesn’t this look absolutely gorgeous.  Can just see myself sitting outside on the balcony in a comfy chair, drink in hand, looking out to sea and daydreaming.





The card I have made is this one.  I used my brayer to get the blue effects on the left.  The background paper on the right and the word ‘hello’ is SU Naturals Ivory but it seems to have come out in the photo as a pink colour.

I used my Big Shot to cut out the letters using the SU Timeless Type Alphabet sizzlet dies.

I really enjoyed doing this challenge and now I have started will attempt to join in and do more.

Hope you are all having a good week.  I’m making the most of the ‘holiday’ from health issues but it will be all on as from next week with 3 appointments already lined up – next week another full body scan and blood tests, the following week an Oncology appointment, and the week after an appointment with the thyroid surgeon again – they seem determined to remove my thyroid but this will depend on the results of the scan and whether they can locate the recurring cancer elsewhere.  When I went a couple of weeks ago my CA125 tumour marker had risen again, this time from 490 to 1020!!  That is the highest it has ever been so this is making me a bit nervous.  Oh well, just keep hoping and praying that one day they will be able to get me back into remission again.  I’m still missing my little Rosie dog terribly but am able to handle it a little bit better now.


Goodbye Rosie

Our Rosie

Sweet, adorable, loving, affectionate, mischievous, intelligent.  Our Rosie left us yesterday morning Friday 8 July 2011.  At the vet’s recommendation we had her put to sleep – no more suffering from the horrible Mast Cell cancer.

Our constant companion who we will miss more than words can say.


A long while back I started a scrapbook for my youngest daughter Kim and put several pages in it.  Thought I had better do her some more pages and this is the first one I have made of her favourite horses.


This is a photo of Kim with Wolf – his name definitely does not reflect his gentle loving nature.  He is now a ‘senior’ horse and Kim let him go to the Ambury Riding School for the Disabled where he is much loved and spoilt by the children who ride there.
A lovely ending to a horses life I think.


Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
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