Saturday, 18 April 2015

Thank You Cards

You can never have enough Thank You cards.  I whipped these up really quickly with left over bits and pieces that I had on my desk.

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used

Stamps:   Painted Petals
Ink:   Soft Sky and Island Indigo
Cardstock:   Soft Sky, Island Indigo and Whisper White
Ribbon:   Island Indigo ¾” (1.9 cm) Chevron Ribbon
Punches:  1” (2.5 cm) Square Punch

Friday, 17 April 2015

Thank You Card

Here is a card that I cased from the main catalogue.  I added a few of my own touches though.

Card Front

Card Inside

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  I am having my little Granddaughter for a sleepover on Saturday night so will be in for a busy weekend.  Here is a really cute photo of her with her grandpa.  Hopefully I will get a few more this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used

Stamps:   Something to Say
Ink:   Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock:   Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Ribbon:   Hello Honey 3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
DSP:  Moonlight Paper Stack
Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Easter Treat Bag

Love love love these Petite Café Gift Bags!  They are even food safe.  I cut the oval by placing the framelit in the inside of the bag with the cutting lip facing upwards so that it would not cut through both layers of the bag.  I did use a sticky note to hold the framelit in place.

I did have to buy three lots of Easter eggs as DH ate the first two lots that I bought.  Any chocolate that I buy for class I have to hide otherwise the chocolate doesn't make it to class!

My granddaughter is obsessed with horses.  We don't own a horse yet but I am sure that will change!  Here she is patting the neighbour's horse.  We did take an apple for the horse but Savanna insisted on eating it instead of feeding the horse.  She is now doing horse riding lessons.
Thank you for stopping by

Supplies Used

Cardstock:   Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry
DSP:   Best Year Ever 2015 Sale-a-bration
Punches:   Itty Bitty Accents - Star
Bigshot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits – the word enjoy and Ovals Collection Framelits
Other:  Petite Café Gift Bags

Friday, 27 March 2015

Beautiful Butterflies

I attended stamp camp in February and the card below is the one I made for my swap card.  I received such beautiful swaps back in return.  I had a fabulous time at camp and I am already looking forward to next years one.

I made the same card using soft sky.  

Inside of the card

The other day I had to separate the ewes from the rams.  I thought that this is going to be fun - not, especially as I was leaving for stamp camp later.  I did have the afternoon off as I was looking after my granddaughter.  Imagine one toddler and 18 sheep.  No dogs, only a two year old and me. Well at least I had the whole afternoon to do this.  So off we went to separate the sheep.  My granddaughter was fabulous.  Kept the lambs busy while I separated some of the sheep.  She then helped me move them so that the rams were in one paddock and the ewes in another.  What a trooper and it only took us an hour!  Here is a picture of her climbing over the gate after we had finished.  We went swimming afterwards to cool off.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Butterfly Basics
Ink:   Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky (ink pad and reinker) and Crumb Cake
Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake
Embellishments:   Artisan Embellishment Kit, Simply Pressed Clay, Blossoms Clay Mould and pearls
Bigshot:  Butterflies Thinlits

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Easter Treat Box

I cased this treat box from Sam Donald.  It turned out to be the perfect size for the Maltese Easter Bunny chocolate.  Thanks Sam for sharing the instructions.  Sam has the most amazing tutorials on her blog.  Hop on over and have a look as you won't be disappointed.

I chose to make this box bright and colourful and used the free Sale-a-bration DSP and ribbon.  There are only a few more days left of Sale-a-bration so make sure you don't miss out on your free goodies for every $110 you spend.


Our granddaughter has been spending some time with us.  Here she is helping Grandpa wash the car.  I am not sure how much car washing was actually done with her sitting in the bucket of water fully clothed and supervising Grandpa! 
We have also had to install lockable bolts on the top of all the doors as she (at 2 years old) knows how to unlock the doors and go outside by herself.  I guess it won't be long before she knows how to drag a chair over to the door and slide open the bolt.  We have anticipated this and made sure all the bolts have locks and removable keys so that there is no way she can get outside by herself.

Thanks for visiting

Supplies Used

Stamps:   Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:   Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:   Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Whisper White
DSP:   Best Year Ever 2015 Sale-a-bration
Punches:   Word Window and ½” (1.3cm) Circle
Ribbon:  Crushed Curry from Best Year Ever Accessory Pack 2015 Sale-a-bration and Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine
Other:  Scoring Tool

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Butterfly Basics

This is another card that I cased from the Occasions catalogue.  When I lose my mojo I always turn to one of the catalogues for ideas. Butterfly Basics is definitely one of my all time favourite stamp sets together with the matching thinlit dies.

Inside the card
I have not been stamping or crafting much.  Been a bit busy in the garden.  Here are a couple of photos of some of the stuff I have been doing.  The green bench is an old one that DH made for me years ago.  I did think of repainting it but have decided that I like the worn weathered look.  I have been spending quite a bit of time in the garden as I would like to enter our local gardening competition in the next couple of years.  I have a really big garden so everything seems to take longer than normal to do.

Don't you love those boots.  I took a old pair of DH's boots and planted some flowers in them.

Here is a photo from the other side.  I found that old scale and thought it would be perfect for the garden with a plant on top of it.  DH surprised me one day and come home with that really cute owl.  Even my little granddaughter thinks it is cute as she cannot leave it alone and wants to keep cuddling it.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies Used

Stamps:   Butterfly Basics and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:   Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral
Cardstock:   Smokey Slate, Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Naturals White, White Vellum and Whisper White
Ribbon:   Tangerine baker’s twine
Punches:  Bitty Butterfly, 2-3/8” (6cm) Scallop Circle and 1” (2.5cm) Circle
Bigshot:  Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Flower Shoppe

This is one of the cards that I cased from the main catalogue - page 67.  I made the card the same as the one in the catty but changed the colours. This card is part of a Christmas package that I gave to all the ladies who come to my card class.  You can see the original post here.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used

Stamps:   Flower Shop and Something to Say
Ink:   Cherry Cobbler and Memento Black
Cardstock:   Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Ribbon:   Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine and Venetian Crochet Trim
DSP:  Typeset