Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Sensational Southern Belles

This photo was taken at the recent Adelaide Regional Seminar. This is about a third of the team.

Congratulations Tina Gillespie

Tina has won both the October AND November challenges- well done Tina, your work really is lovely!
I have been in contact about collecting your prizes.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kay and Kerrie's November Challenge Cards

This is Kerrie-Ann Rootsey's November challenge, the bling is a nice touch!

This card is from Kay Koufalakis, I love the stitching, it brings the whole card together so well.
Well done ladies and thanks for playing!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Helen Greco's Challenge Card

Thanks for your submission Helen!

Tina Gillespie's Challenge Project

Tina writes:

"Here's my entry for the latest challenge.  It took a while because my friend Brooke and I had to get together to do our cards. I wish I could claim the technique I used, but I cased it from some cards on SplitCoast Stampers.  It was my first go at masking and I'm very pleased with the results." 

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I am so sorry that I am so late in getting this challenge on the blog, please forgive me!

This month's challenge comes from Julia Lim.

Julie says: 
"For November, let's try a color challenge:

Kraft, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White.  This color combo 
was inspired by an Interior Design magazine!

The winner receives an assorted pack of 6x6" pattern paper.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Challenge Card from Denise Boddey

Once again, Denise has outdone herself with this month's challenge with this stunning card.

Another Layout from Tina Gillespie

Tina's daughter wanted her to make a layout for her, so here it is. Stunning work Tina!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Submissions

Card by Roz Blignault.

The card measures 10.5cm x 10.5cm and was made using the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit.
Visit Roz's Blog.

Layout by Kay Koufalakis. Stunning photo's Kay!
Visit Kay's Blog

Friday, October 9, 2009

Submission from Brooke Croxton

Brooke is a friend of Tina's - welcome to our team challenges Brooke, and well done!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Challenge- Tina Gillespie

Tina says "This layout just popped into my head as soon as I saw the sketch and turned out pretty much exactly as I'd pictured it. My wonderful husband put together the mosaic photo in the layout, and I'm really pleased with the finished product. Best of all, my son Alex gave it his approval!!"

Well done Tina!

Last Month's Winner

Congratulations to TINA GILLESPIE for winning last month's challenge set by Denise.
Tina, please let me know which ink pad you would like :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This month's Team Challenge has been set by SHIRLEY BARBER.
It is a 12" x 12" layout, divided into 9 squares.

I love it Shirley, I am sure everyone will have a lot of fun with this one.

PRIZE: Submit a layout and win an assortment of Punchie Shapes!
Stampin' Up! demonstrators will get their blogs linked to their post, but are not eligible for the prize.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Card by Tina Gillespie

Tina has been card-making for 6 months and said about the challenge:
"I really enjoyed the challenge of the competition and look forward to being inspired by future sketches."

Card from Juliann Williams

This is Juliann's submission to the challenge. She was concerned that she had adapted the challenge too much, but for me, the point of this is to be inspired to create, not to follow a pattern to the letter- I would love to hear your opinion on the subject.
Where is your blog Juliann!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Challenge Card from Roz

The challenge has been adapted ever so slightly to suit the stamp set.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

More Challenge Cards

CARD BY: Shirley Barber

CARD BY: Kerrie-Ann Rootsey

CARD BY Kay Koufalakis - Kay has submitted a second card - way to go Kay!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Challenge Submission- Helen Greco

"Please find attatched a photo of the card I made using Denise's design. I have used the designer paper Walk in the Park from the new mini, and a chipboard bird from this year's catalogue. I would love to be a part of your competition, regards, Helen Greco"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Our first monthly challenge comes with thanks to Denise Boddey.

The deal is:
Create a project based on this diagram, submissions must be in before the last day of the month. Of course you can create a layout or a card, it is up to you. Email a scan or photo of your completed project to and your project will be uploaded to this blog for the world to admire.

For Stampin' Up! demonstrators- A link to your blog will be added.
For NON Stampin' Up! demonstrators- WIN an ink pad- choice of Ballet Blue, Real Red or Garden Green.


This is Denise Boddey's project based on her challenge map.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

More Picks from Shirley

Shirley Says: "My favourite stamp set for male cards is the 'Card Games ' at the moment and use it a lot . And I remember the old saying " blue and green should never be seen " But here it seems to work for me."

Shirley says: "I liked Linda's 5 minute challenge . What a cutie ! A humorous Christmas greeting. Three different stamp sets combined to make us smile . I think it was the subtleness of colouring that appealed to me ..very understated but the comedy helped bring the Christmas greeting to the fore."

Shirley says: "I used a template from Stampin'Up site for the red Christmas cards . Great for card topper and embellishment . The greeting from "Christ Is Born" Stamp Set filled the frame beautifully and made the card easy to complete in 5 minutes . Simply easy but I liked the idea of two toning the greeting and also the backgrounds make the card interesting I think."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shirley's Card Choices

Shirley says: "What got me here was the unusual card topper . The humble square will never be the same for me! I have not seen this technique before . Something I'd like to try.

Shirley Says: "Pretty card , lady like , elegant . fold and edges shows off the border punch well. Two tone punched embellishment in centre cleverly will hide inside greeting .CARD BY JENNY SOULSBY:
Shirley says: "Great use of punches and pleasing colour combos. The pricked holes in corners ...nice touch !"

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kerrie's Card Pick

Kerry says: "I love the soft, delicate colour of this card, very girly and pretty. Although it is quite difficult to pick up the details, I just think it is charming."

Kerry says: "I like everything about this card, the colouring and design, also the way Julia has used the scallop edge punch to make the square background behind the stamped image. Another featuring Fifth Ave. Set."

Kerry says: "I like this one because it of the colouring and the tiny touch of glitter that lifts the flowers. Sometimes I think we overcomplicate things by adding more layers and colours but this is just the two colours and it stands out very well."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Card Picks from Roz

As team leader, it is extremely difficult for me to choose cards from our Yahoo Group photo's. Each week I set my team a challenge, and over the past year or so, the number of cards in our group photo's has grown, and has become an incredible source of inspiration for all of us. What I have done is looked at the most recent uploads and picked three that stuck out to me. I am not showing favouritism, I promise!

I love the colours and the layout of this card, it is so pretty and so perfectly balanced. Well done Melissa, it is GREAT to see some of your work again.

I love these colours too, and the use pf punches is so clever. A very well-designed card and so perfectly executed, well done Julia!

The reason I chose this card is because I have not particularly liked this stamp set, but I LOVE it after seeing Cindy's card. I love the designer paper on the tag, the colours are great, it all comes together perfectly. Well done Cindy!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Card Picks from Juliann

It has been AGES since this blog was updated!
Here are some card choices from Juliann Williams.

Card by Nicole Derendorf:
Juliann says "I love looking at Nicole's card ideas. This one is quite simple but very sweet. This is a great little set and the raised butterfly in the centre really makes this card come alive."

Card by Roz Blignault:
Juliann says "This a a very restful and feminine card. I love the Upsy Daisy set and the colours used and really like the ghosting technique used. The eyelet border punch used along the bottom just sets it off. Well done Roz."

Card by Julia Emms:
Juliann says "I know it's not Christmas but I came across this one by Julia. So Swirly can be appropriate for all sorts of occasions. The clear embossing on the lilac card really stands out with it's dark glossy appearance. The white gel pen just highlighting certain points just makes it extra interesting. As always very nice card Julia."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Card Picks from Kay

Card by Roz Blignault:
Kay says: "I like the use of the resist tech here and the brayered background is so restful looking.

Card by Tracie Woodcock:
Kay says: "Another good use of colours and the little flowers on the heart is beautiful.

Card by Shirley Barber:
Kay says: "I love the colours used in this card, The floral background stamp really sets it off well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Kerrie-Ann's Card Choices

Card by Kay Koufalakis:
Kerrie says: "I like this one because it is a simple design but very effective. I like simple cards as I think anyone can reproduce this style, great for beginners as well as the more advanced card makers who just need to whip up something quickly."

Card by Juliann Williams:
Kerrie says: "Purple and pink are among my favourite colours and I think the combination here is just great. Like the way Juliann has added the co ordinating buttons too. Again, a fairly simple design but with a little added extra."

Card by Jenny Soulsby:
Kerrie says: "I like the look of this card, and can imagine it in several different colour ways but the red and black with the white is just classic and could be put to many uses."

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Card Picks from Cindy Banks

Card by Sue Arthur:
Cindy says: "This card kept catching my eye I think it's because it is so bright and cheerful and my two favourite colours are pink and brown. This is a card that would definately brighten someone's day. Very Pretty!"
Card by Shirley Barber:
Cindy says: "I think this card is beautiful, the colours coordinate so nicely and where the stamped image's have been placed make's this card stunning."

Card by Julia Emms:
Cindy says: "
All Julia's card are beautiful, but I really like this one. I love the colours and of course the Sale-A-Bration Set Botanical Blooms this set is a great set, which makes this card versitle for any occasion. Lovely work Julia!"