Pearls & Lace for Whiff of Joy challenges and WOYWW 109

Well, I promised I'd be back and here I am. There is a great new challenge up at Whiff of Joy Challenges this week and we are looking for Pearls and Lace.

I have inked up Musing Melinda, one of my favourite WOJ stamps and cut into my favourite Prima stack of the year, Sparkling Spring. There is distressing, inking with DI's (Antique Linen) and some watercolouring going on here. I cut the card base with a Grand nestie and my *new* Grand Calibur machine which arrived this week..... it was a birthday pressie from my boys but after weeks of harrassing a certain online scrap store which I will not name publically, it finally arrived... ok, whinge over, lol. I try not to do too much of that on my blog, I like to save it for my patient Hubby :) 

I only have one pic to share of my card because the winter light here is just awful. We have had gale force winds and it is bitterly cold and unusually dark here. In Australia, Canberra is notorious for its unfriendly winters due to our proximity to the snow fields, but I dont remember it being this cold and blustery for a few years. I can only hope that it pays off with some lovely snow :) I love snow!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:

So to make up for my lack of photos of my card... I am daring to share a photo of my desk today for WOYWW #109....... wow, its  a MESS hehehe. I do clean it up, I have several times in the last week, but each time I sit down I just seem to mess it up again... oops! Anyway, sitting proudly on my desk are the June and July scrap kits from The Scrapbook Nook which arrived on my doorstep today. I have been in awe of Zarah's work for some time so I had to head over there and check out what was on offer and temptation got the better of me and I subscribed to three months. Yay! So now I have a bunch of lovely papers and embellies to drool over for a bit before I dare cut into them.   Thanks Zarah for the inspiration!

Just check out those October Afternoon papers (from the July kit on the left)...mmm... they are just gorgeous. I can these working so well with photos of my boys. And on the right is the June kit with gorgeous Lilybee Design bits. The chipboard album isnt part of the kit, just some extras that I've been searching for on the net forever and found. Yay!! Ok... now to find the time to use them all!! Eeek!! hahaha.

Well.. I'm headed out to use the cross trainer... sigh...its hard work trying to get into shape! But both Hubby and I are seeing results, so it is well worth it.  And once that is over, I can sit back down at my craft desk and play with pretty papers and stamps!

Have a great day,
Hugs x


  1. Hi hunny!
    What an exquisite card! Oh...I adore this image of Melinda - she's so incredibly cute! :)
    And you've inked her up to perfection, it's through the roof beautiful! Love the lush papers and gorgeous detail :)

    I'm sure all of your hard work on the cross trainer will pay off, and it probably has already! :) You are your own worst critic ;) Belive me, I know that feeling!


  2. hi kylie!
    this is not a MESS room! you must to look mine...just orrible, especially in this moment with some handmade buisquite on it! ahahaha
    pretty card, love the stamp and the flowers...OMG NICE!

    hugs hugs Albert xx

  3. Yah, Alberto is right - there's no mess to see here! Love that you have a non whingeing policy for your blog..I whinge first and apologise later online, and still share it with Mr D!! Love the card, the postage stamp chipboard album is just fab fab fab..where did your search take you for that?

  4. WOW this is GORGEOUS hun, colouring is amazing as always and everything is fabulous!

    Hugs Kellie

  5. This is gorgeous! Love your coloring and all those copics! Thanks for sharing!

  6. what a great space - I love those papers too, they look lush.

  7. What a stunning card Kylie!! I just love your coloring and your use of lace, paper, and details are gorgeous!!

  8. hmm I have a chair shaped bum today - no exercise just desk hopping in virtual land, tis a rare opportunity to have a day off and see all the glorious desks...


  9. Such a beautiful card Kylie. Love the design and the papers also. Hugs Michele x

  10. Love the shabby chicness of this card the colours are perfect!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  11. wow Kylie, luv luv the card!
    Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.

  12. Like the way you've ordered your promarkers. Amazing card.

  13. Gorgeous card, love the shabby chic style, just perfect!
    Helen x

  14. Hello I love your card it is stunning - I wish I could colour like that.Thanks for sharing. Anne x

  15. such a pretty image - lov the sparkle and the pearl embellie
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  16. This is an absolutely gorgeous card, I love it! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations, I am now a follower. :)

    I would love if you stopped by my new craft blog, Made Especially For You.


  17. Hi Kylie, please to meet you!
    Great to know your blog and this card of yours looks amazing! I really like your crafting style, congrats!
    xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

  18. Lovely work - love that lace and scalloped edge...the desk is looking very creative - have fun!
    Sarah at 2

  19. Your card is so pretty. Love everything about it.
    Oh, and enjoy your new goodies after a bit of workout..
    Hugs Laila

    check out my new candy on

  20. so pretty kylie love the way you have stitched the ribbon on and look at her fab sparkly wings just gorgeous thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  21. Beautiful card. I wish I could share some of this horrible heat with you and take back some of the cool. Guess I could move to the tropics but then again it could become boring to be the same every day. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

  22. Wow this is stunning, love the tag and all the detail. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hope to see you again for the next one, hugs Shelley xx


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