Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

I just want to take the time to wish all my followers a very Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. it is Christmas Day here in Australia and it is going to be a hot one. Oh for the snow....I wish.
Thank you to everyone that has made comments on my blog. They mean so much to me and are very encouraging.
God bless you all.
Hugs Marion

Friday, December 11, 2009

Silent Night

Gosh! not long to Christmas. Where did this year go?
Here is another cute Tilda. I feel so relaxed colouring these gorgeous little girls in.
I have coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils and a colorless blender. I usually use an odorless white spirits but thought I would try the blender pencil. They work quite good I think! I sat her on a Spellbinders die cut frame and blinged it up a bit.
I hope you like her. I'm really getting to like stamping (something very new to me). I didn't even put flowers on this. Most unusual for me as that is my make sculptured flowers. It is nice to have a change.
Hugs Marion

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cream Christmas card

This is a Christmas card I just finished. I used the Poinsettia border from Spellbinders and the Fancy tag also from Spellbinders.
I love this border die cut as it can be used in so many ways.
I hope you like it.
Hugs Marion

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friends birthday

Today I have made a card for a friends birthday. As you can see I haven't got any design paper on it. Instead I have used gems to make it sparkle and a Spellbinders frame. Then of course there is Tilda sitting there. I love these colours together.
I used Prismacolor pencils to colour Tilda.
Hugs Marion

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Prismacolor Tilda

I thought it was time to get some Christmas cards together.
I have just received my Prismacolor pencils and have been practicing using them. I haven't mastered doing the shading on the white yet. 
Hugs Marion

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tilda thank you


Today I have made my first Magnolia stamp card. I still need lots of practice colouring yet. I coloured this one with Tombows. From now on I will be trying out the Prismacolour pencils as they have just arrived at my front door....yeeeeeeh!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God grant me

Today I have made a card with the serenity verse. (computer generated). The small frame is a die cut from a friend that made it from her Gazelle machine. The roses are hand made by me and are made from the small blossom punch. I have added a photo with my finger on it to show you the size. If you double click the pictures you will see a close up. I hope you like it.
hugs Marion

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Easel card

I have had the worst week. The pipes burst in my bathroom wall. When I walked into my craft room the floor was flooded. What a mess. I had two large drawers and they were soaked on the bottom and are now all warped.
Thankfully my craft things were okay. So I have had the plumber in and the carpet man to dry the carpet. almost back to normal where I can at least do some craft.
This is my first easel card. I love these cards. The flowers are ones I have made from daisy punches. Spellbinders die in the middle that I stamped.


Sunday, October 18, 2009


This morning I thought I would have a go at making a Clematis. They come in such pretty colours. I have coloured this with my blue and mauve Tombows. It kind of looks like the real one.
Hugs Marion

Friday, October 16, 2009

My first stamped image

I really thought hard about putting this card on.
I have a long way to go before I can call myself a stamper but one has to start somewhere. This is so different to what I usually do. I did have fun and that's the main thing. I don't mind constructive criticism. That is how I will learn.

Hugs Marion

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Doug's card

Today my DH is going to New Zealand for a well earned weeks holiday. I sure am going to miss him. Hopefully I can get a few Christmas cards done. He is going to see his 104 year old Mother and his daughters. I thought I would put a card on that is one of two he has made for his girls. The Kangaroo is a die cut from Bosskuts and the Poinsettia is from instructions on Peejays blog. Thanks Pam. This is a terrific flower to make and a lot of fun. Doug has made an excellent job of his card. He had forgotten to put paws on the little Joey before I photographed it but he has paws now. Still an awesome job. Hope you like it.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Special Birthday card for Joyce

My next door neighbour will be 77 tomorrow. I made this card for her.
My dear friend Patti Jo sent me these lovely flower die cuts from her Gazelle machine.
I love them. They make a lovely flower.

Hugs Marion

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lemon Surprise

Hello again!
Todays card is a simple lemon card for any occasion. I love this colour. It is quickly becoming a favourite of mine. The flowers are ones I designed using the medium Kikyou punch. For the centres I used two of the small cosmos punches. A very simple flower. Then added a couple of ferns.

Hugs Marion

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Christmas Card

Today I made my first Christmas card.
I used the spellbinders largest circle die
and the new Fancy tags. I love those tags.
I also used a snowflake punch from Punch Bunch.
The flowers are Poinsettia's. I got the instructions from a tutorial done by

Front view

Close up of flower and snowflakes.
Double click for closeup view.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Framed flowers

I'd love to show you a beautiful framed flower arrangement made by my friend Angie. She has called these flowers Penny flowers. These are all handmade sculptured flowers and leaves as are all the flowers displayed on this blog. I received this for my birthday last Tuesday. They are so lovely in real life.

Hugs Marion

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Birthday and a little about me

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a fantastic time with family.
I also got my haircut really short from long. I feel rather bald but just in time for our beautiful hot Queensland summers.
I got a new camera for my birthday so hopefully my photo's are going to look more clearer.
I also want to take the time to thank you for commenting on my blog. I love to see comments from other parts of the world and to also see your blogs.

My DH Doug has made me a beautiful card for my birthday. He is such a talented man.
When I work out my new camera I will put it on to show you.
He has been having treatment for cancer for the last year and has improved so much that he is now in remission. We are both cancer survivors. Two years ago I had a double mastectomy for breast cancer. We have so much to thank God for. We are nothing without Him.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Simple Birthday card

A birthday card using the
Spellbinders shapeabilities Ribbon Tag Trio 2
Frameabilities Foliage frame
Nestabilities Labels Four.
The flower is a very simple one made from a Bosskut die

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

60th birthday card from friend

side view
Front view

hi there!
Today I want to show you a fabulous card I got from my dear friend Patti Jo.
I just love it and how it sits. It's not my birthday until the 15th but I am so impatient when I get a parcel. Especially when it comes all the way from the USA. Yes! next Tuesday I will be a spritely 60 years old. I have photographed it twice to show how it sits. How neat is that? Thanks so much Patto Jo. You can see Patti Jo's blog

Sunday, September 6, 2009

pink Haze

Hi there!

Today I have made a very pink card using the new spellbinders Labels six.
Down the sides I used the Spellbinders Grand 12" Classic lace border and just had half of it showing.
The flower was made from Penny flowers called a Double Daisy. It has a fringing in the middle.
The box is decorated with the cutout of a Spellbinders Scalloped oval and I just added Cuttlebug corner dies to it in the same colour.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Porcelain frame

Another beautiful day on the Sunshine Coast.
Today I want to show you an example of a frame I did on a card
using Dimensional Magic. This is my first attempt so it could be improved upon.
I think next time I would use plain cardstock rather than textured as it showed through. I photographed it like this to show the shine. If you want a close up of any of the photo's just double click on them.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Designer flower

Hello again!

This card was made using a flower that my friend designed from another similar flower design. She simplified it and beautifully so.

Hope you like it.



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Card for my name sake

I just finished this card for my dear Aunt Marion who has had a stroke.
She lives in New Zealand so I am unable to see her.
I love these spellbinder frames. I also used the Cuttle bug corners.
The flowers are called Liliums. I coloured the inside of them with a deeper pink and then added the stamen's.


Thursday, August 20, 2009


Hi everyone!
This is my take on Becca Feeken's beautiful ornaments.
Becca has kindly allowed me to copy her creation (mine is not quite like hers) and allowed me to put a Link to her blog. Click here
Thank you Becca.
This ornament was made using the Spellbinders In Spades Borderabilities and the Spellbinders Grand 12" Classic Lace Border. Next time I will make it a little different so that the back border stands higher like Becca's. They say practice makes perfect. They are so much fun to make. My next one will be a Christmas ornament.

Hugs Marion

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Trinket box using Spellbinder dies


I thought I would show you another project that I had entered in the Spellbinders competition. we were allowed to enter three.

I really enjoyed making this box. I was trying to photograph it with a white background. I still need to perfect this way. I hope you like it.

hugs Marion

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Prize winner at Spellbinders

Double click on picture to get closer look.
Wow! How about that? I am one of the five winners of the Spellbinders Pendant and Borderabilites contest. I have already won $100 worth of dies of my own choice. I am so blessed. "Thank you Lord". Check here to see the other winners.

Hugs Marion

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lovely liliums

I made this card for my friend Patti Jo some time ago

Friday, August 14, 2009


I am so excited. My birthday present arrived to day.
A brand new camera to take clearer pictures of my cards.
As my birthday isn't until next month it is sitting unopened
on the piano. What a temptation. Am I learning patience?
Anyway I am now concentrating on how to take pictures
with nice white backgrounds. Hopefully from now on my cards will be much better presented.


Flower frame

I thought I would show you a frame I did a few years ago

using flowers from floral Punch craft books.

I made it for my Mother who has since passed away.

Bumblebee flower

A card I made using the bumblebee

punch. I was happy with the colours I use for the flowers.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wedding Bookatrix

A wedding card for a friend
using the bookatrix


I made this card some time ago and thought I would show it.

Wattle flower

This card has the lovely Australian native wattle flower

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another sculptured flower card

baby card

I loved making this card
especially the little shoes. (Not my pattern)
I don't remember where the pattern came from
They are so cute.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009


As you can see my photo's haven't been taken with a nice back drop.
The photo's I am putting on at the moment are ones that have been done earlier on. Once the new ones get put on I will be making sure that they are taken with a good back drop. I do think it makes all the difference to cards.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pansies for Grace

This card was made for my grand daughter Grace.
Hope you like it. Flowers were also hand made by me. I love to make flowers.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cymbidium Orchid

Shapes used..largest straight Octagon and third largest straight octagon nestabilities. Also used was the third largest scalloped nestability.The third largest straight octagon was embossed with the cuttlebugs "with Gratitude" combo embossing folder. The orchid I made from floral Punch Craft book V1. Strip down the middle was made using the Martha Stewart doily Lace border punch.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Green Lattice card

The Spellbinders Lattice Pendant and Borderabilities
was used to make this card.
I also used the Grand 12" Classic Lace Border with a ribbon threaded through it. I thought that went really well with the Lattice border.

Yellow Pendant card

Yet another spellbinders Pendant card.
This one is the In Spades again done in yellow. With the In Spades border
I just had half of it showing and backed it with another piece of cardstock
folded to make the card.

In the Pink

Another card from the new Spellbinders Pendants.
This one I used the In Spades Pendant and Borderabilities.

Dogwood flower

I made this card using the Dogwood flower from Susan Tierney Cockburn's book 'Paper Bouquet'