Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Time

Holidays are here almost I can't wait my youngest son 
will be hoe hopefully by Thursday to enjoy Christmas 
with us , it's a busy time of the year but I hope every
 one stays safe and has a great Summer

Life in Details Challenge Christmas Theme

December 2014 Challenge

Your challenge for December is to create something with a
 Christmas or holiday theme.
Upload your creation to your blog or the LID Facebook page
 then come back here and leave a comment with a 
link to your creation and your email by 31st December.

Entries are due by the 31st December. 
We'll be back on the 15th with some inspiration from the team.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Life in Details Challenge Nov 2014

Our challenge for November is a sketch challenge. 

Create a page/pocket page card using the sketch as your inspiration.

Smashbook/Pocket Page sketch

Scrapbook sketch
Upload your creation to your blog or the LID Facebook page 
then come back here and leave a comment with 
a link to your creation and your email by 30th November.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

last post for My Cricut Craft Room blog

Hi Everyone
Due to another team position in Tasmania I have given my notice for this US site ...want to thank all the team and Erica for having me on board with them but keep watching this space and you'll see layouts appearing soon

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Design Team - Older Family theme


 My Cricut Craft Room

         October 14, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room 
 Design Team - Older Family theme

Cartridge Wild Card  2 

Very Basic card I cut all shaoes with my Cricut machine and then added them as I wanted the design 
I also used liquid pearls and a Stamp with Ink 

Head on over to http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, October 09, 2014


Monday October 6, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room 

and Design Team- Use Ribbon

Card has been made using the paper lace cartridge ,
 I have used a shadow image placed the lace one 
on top then cut the circle shape and added ribbon to it 

the finished Note card has a embellishment placed in
 the middle but still showcases the Cricut Expression machine
 lace shapes which gives it some depth 

please head on over to  to see what others  have created  at 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Any type of embossing

Karen created a gift card 
Cricut Cartridge used was Picturesque ~  Butterfly Tag page 58 

Image 1 , shows the cut out tag 

Image 2 , shows embossed tag I placed through my Big Shot to get emboss pattern 

Image 3 shows Tag was coloured with chalk .
 Washi tape on cardboard tag layered 
then double sided taped was added to back of Cricut Tag 

Image 4 shows finished Tag 

Pleas go to to here to see Design Team work 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Life in Details Challenge ...http://lifeindetailschallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/september-2014-team-inspiration.html

My Layout I did for my Design Team position over at Life in Details 

Please head on over and have a go at the Challenge 

also have a look at the rest of the Design Team Creations 


All the embellishments with details was cut on my cricut machine 
this is one of my sons who is now almost 20 years 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday September 12, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team- Dance theme

Friday September 12, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room and Design Team- Dance theme

Friday September 12, 2014 with My Cricut Craft Room 
                       Design Team- Dance theme

Karen Has created a Gift Card 
Cartridges used
 Cursive 101 for Font    Dance & Amp Note 
Stretch your Imagination Bird image..as card

Card has been inked , Glitter sealed has been
 used as well a pen for high lighting

To see more projects like this today, visit 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Life in Details ~ Design Team

Happy to tell you all  I am on the Life in Details Challenge Blog
 as a new designer so pop on over and have a go at the September Challenge


September 2014 Challenge

Welcome back to Life in Details challenges.

This month sees the starts of some changes here at LID.
Challenges will be posted on the first of the month 
and are now open to scrapbookers, smash bookers and pocket pagers.
The LID team examples will be posted mid month, hopefully
 giving you some inspiration if you haven't created something yet.

So onto the new challenge.
How to enter? 
Create a page or pocket page card 
using the following colours as you inspiration.

Upload your creation to your blog or the LID
 Facebook page (under the Sept 2014 folder) then 
come back here and leave a comment 
with a link to your creation by 30th Sept.

The winner (as chosen by the LID design team) 
will be offered a guest team spot for the following
 month and a small embellishment pack.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Change of Time

I haven't had children home now for about 3 years but I am always busy doing what stuff and facebook gets me in so I have learnt to turn things off and walk away from it , the news I don't see straight away is always there and it's more exciting having lots of notifications at once than one by one .
It's been good for me because now instead of being busy with stuff I am creating scrapbook page , one took me all day yesterday and I got no work done , creating cards , reading really enjoying reading some down to earth novels about outback Australia with a little romance for the balance, walking , chatting to neighbours , smelling roses .

when did you ring a friend that's my next thing is to reconnect with some old friends who I want to catch up with life has got busy yes but is that a excuse not to phone and see how they are all going these days

Technology is a great thing and I for one love it but the other week our power was off for 15 hours some places had it off longer so many people complained , it is a bad thing for freezers etc and I was lucky mine didn't unfreeze but it makes you stop in your tracks and enjoy the simple things in life getting back to doing things your grandparents did and I read by torch light for hours snuggled up on the couch with the dog , cat covered with a blanket we where all happy plus warm

maybe you need to pickup the phone and say Hi to a friend or loved one , maybe you need to take time out for yourselves it is possible and being busy can be an excuse we use because it's easier being busy but it is also very important to look after one self so you run well.

we are like a battery in a car if not looked after it goes flat and so is the car for awhile , as a person relaxing and doing your own thing recharges your batteries , this year I have learnt how strong I can be a lot often people say to me stay strong you think you are but in reality behind the closed doors in a shower your heart breaks making you a complete mess but when you get out your heart is stronger than ever and you know keeping going for that one or two whom need you the most will happened because over a lifetime they have taught you its okay to be weak , look after yourself then get back on the horse.

a lot of things have changed and sometimes I wish they hadn't but things change for a reason weather it's good or bad at the time you can't seem to work that out all you know is the love that has been stowed into you over the years keeps you on track .

I am very lucky to have a wonderful network of family and friends whom have taught me so much over the years and where my strength comes from ...other night I wanted to ring someone to ask about something and didn't know who to ring so I ended up ringing a cousin whom I hadn't spoken to for a while he told me never to worry about who to ring because they are there if ever I need them , it dorned on me I have an amazing family , distance is nothing , if I need them just ring , felt so good I know I will be apart of my family forever

Life wasn't meant to be easy and sometimes it is a huge roller-coast ride but having a great network behind you it is possible to take one day at a time

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Share my Facebook , email and more

quick post to point out you can share my blog by clicking the more option up the top on the left hand side , you can also add by g+1

anyway enjoy your day I am working on my next DT hop theme so keep a look out

Friday, August 01, 2014

Design Team Member for My Cricut Craft Room

Introducing Karen       
 Design Team Member for My Cricut Craft Room 


Karen lives in Tasmania Australia  .
Karen is married with 3 adult sons , Karen runs 2 small business with her husband. 

Karen is a published craftier with a step by step in an Australia Magazine , cards published in Reader Gallery's, Karen has been paper crafting for over 10 years.

Karen owns a Cricut Expression Machine and Gypsy for creating with weekly , Karen creates cards , home decor , wall art , center pieces for tables , Karen is looking forward to inspiring you with her projects while on  My Cricut Craft Room Team 

                                  Bird Embellishment 

Cricut Cartridge used was Florals Embellished 

Image   Bird 1 
             Layer 1

Gift Box

Cricut Cartridge used was Tags ,Bags, Boxes & More 

Image Flower Box 

Decoration for 21st table

 Cricut Cartridge used stretch Your Imagination 

 Image Balloon

Cricut Cartridge used Tags ,Bags, Boxes & More 

 Image Popcorn Box 

Cricut Cartridge usedStorybook/Livre de Contes

Image Numbers 2 & 1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Design Team member for ...

Happy to announce I am designing for My Cricut Craft Room 

Head on over and check out the whole team who are gearing up to share some awesome things with you all over coming months 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

A2Z Scraplets July Challenge 2014 - Time Flies

Time Flies 

A2Z Scraplets July Challenge 

 hand cut  Arrows and Zigzag strip 

Hearts are felt and hat pins 

Clocks are pattern paper , wood and vintage stickers 

A2Z Scraplets Paisley 34 used  
on bottom corner of photo left hand side 

My youngest son ready for his Leavers Dinner 
all he wanted was a fog watch for his pocket which is still used today ,love how he likes and appreciates how things work , history of the item 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Cricut Lovers Come Here Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on 

My Cricut Craft Room's Cricut Lovers Come Here Blog Hop

If you are just joining us please start at 

My Cricut Craft Room

 Today I made a Flower Gift Box to share with you today.

Cartridges used :- 

                         Joys of Season

                         Tags ,Bags,Boxes & More

Next you will go to Pam's Blog 

2. Rebecca Benson- http://queenmommiedom.blogspot.com 
3. Rosa Kleyman- http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/ 
6.  Robin (Maggin) Jones - http://www.custom-comforts.blogspot.com 

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Crafting Time for me

It's time for me to get crafting again, I have cleaned my craft room so it is all fresh and ready to go , have my photos all sorted in folders on my computer to print out as I require for crafting.

I am looking at Design Team calls as I would love to get back onto one and design for them so if you have a call happening or like my work contact me through my blog.

Have been on teams before but had to give the positions up due to family being young , working full time but now life has slowed down lots.

Friday, June 13, 2014

A2Z Scraplets June Challenge Off The Page - Reverse Canvas


In my home we all Believe in Christmas , this reverse Canvas will be displayed in my home when the Season is upon us .Australian's are know for decorating their home's early Dec ready for Christmas Day on the 25th .Families get together for a whole day and people go on Summer holidays , I love Christmas.

Items used 

Canvas form dollar store 
Pattern Paper 
Ribbon & Flowers 
Paper tole image 
  green looking edge is hessian tied around the Canvas 
paper doily 
Crackle Paint & Glitz Spray 

Chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets - Believe  

I really enjoyed doing this challenge over at A2Z Scraplets 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A2Z Scraplets layout for the May Competition ...Layout titled Mum

A layout I did for a competition over at A2Z Scraplets  , Chipboard Heart/Music is a A2Z Scraplets chipboard which I crackle painted in 3 colours , music page is from a music book which I covered in tea/coffee then dried ...thanks for looking

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Floral Embellished Cartridge

                                                          Floral Embellished Cartridge 

           Bird is made from different coloured cardstock and I added  some bling to the wings & tail. 
       Shape was cut with my Cricut machine and Floral Embellished  Cartridges , all pieces where layered , glued in place to  complete the bird. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

uploading photos

Have been trying to upload my photos for a few weeks now and ended up taking software off my computer and reloading it and Chrome has helped it work once again so now I should be able to upload more to my blog account. 

Fire season has been on us now for a while and we have had a few small fires to attend to and another bigger one that threaten a town but the fireies stopped the fire was a long night but well worth keeping the town safe.

Have had lots of trips home to my parents so its been nice to stay home for a little bit and not go any where my son did a radiator last week so had my car all week which meant I had time home creating which I enjoyed. 

Spending time with my Jack Russell who is 5 soon and Itty the cat who has turned 1 due to a snake in the backyard they have been in the house a lot and on the deck in the sun with me enjoying our wonderful summer even though the last few days in Tasmania hasn't been over kind it was lovely to have summer days back with the sun shinning people smiling ,time to enjoy a ice cream.

Have made my text larger due to wearing 2 pairs of glasses it makes you realize enlarged letters is a good thing , my youngest starts Uni this year and is doing Balachor of Computers which is exciting to see him further his skills ,I am looking into Cert 3 Media with Tafe online that I can do at home in my own time 

Male Birthday Card and a pretty note card

Happy Birthday Card for my sons 23rd 

Prima Fairy Belle Collection &  Stamp's from clear set
Balloon punch & Twine

Just a Note Card supplies used

Prima Fairy Belle Collection & Bird Cage from Stamp Set
pink net ribbon
Webster's rose
metal butterfly & twine