Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Another Forgotten Card

Here is another card that I had forgotten all about.  I love So Saffron as it just seems to go with everything.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade
Ink:  Marina Mist
Ribbon:  1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, So Saffron and Whisper White
DSP:  Paisley Petals

Monday, 30 July 2012

A Forgotten Card

I was clearing out my stash of cards this weekend and I found this card that I realised I hadn't uploaded on to my blog.  Sale-a-Bration had such lovely papers, ribbons and stamp sets this year.

Since the weather was awful I spent the weekend watching the Olympics  and weren't the Black Sticks awesome to win their match against the Aussies?  While I watched TV, I cleared out all my left over kits from classes and made up all the cards.  I now have this huge pile of cards which I am going to post to my BFF and my favourite Aunty.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Elementary Elegance
Ink:  Pool Party and Lucky Limeade
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Whisper White and Lucky Limeade
Punches:  Curly Label
Bigshot:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
DSP:  Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls

Saturday, 28 July 2012

With Sympathy....

A special card for a special family.  I don't really know what to say...... 

Supplies Used
Stamps:  A Reason to Smile and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon:  1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Bigshot:  Framelites
DSP:  Twitterpated

Friday, 27 July 2012

Post-It Note Holder

I have so many scraps that I really do need to start reducing them.  I decided to make this little sticky note holder.  Thanks Gloria for the lovely inspiration as your ones were just lovely.  I think these would make lovely gifts.


Supplies Used
Stamps:   Friends Never Fade
Ink:   Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Baja BreezeCardstock:  Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze
Ribbon:   1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party
Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
DSP:  Pocketful of Posies
Other:    Sticky Notes

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Layer Card

Everyone has been creating these cards and they are just stunning.  Thanks to everyone for all the lovely inspiration.  It didn't take too long to put together one I got the measurements sorted out.  The triple layer card originally came from Dawn Olchefske.

Card Front

Card Inside


Supplies Used
Stamps:   Cottage Garden and Tiny Tags
Ink:   Pear Pizzazz and early EspressoCardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White and Early Espresso
Ribbon:   1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz and Bakers Twine in Pear Pizzazz
Punches:  Jewellery Tag Punches

Monday, 23 July 2012

Another gift

I have seen these cute little bags on many different blogs and just had to make one.  The first time I saw this bag was on Kathryn Lowe's blog. So I whipped up one for the little girl who delivers our local newspaper and filled it with lollies.

A close up of the flowers

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Pennant  Parade
Ink:   Pool Party and Black Stazon
Cardstock:  Pool Party and Daffodil Delight
Ribbon:   1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party
Punches: Boho Blossoms
DSP:  Attic Boutique
Bigshot:  Framelites and Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
Embellishments:  Brads – Rhinestone Brads – Circle Ice and Basic Jewels - Rhinestone

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of what we will be making at the next class.  I will show the actual project once we have had the class, so make sure you come back and visit at the end of July.   If you are interested in attending this class, then please send me an email.

Thanks and have a great day

Friday, 13 July 2012

Pillar Box Gift

I love making small little gifts for people and the pillar box is just perfect as it is so quick and easy.  The fussy cutting took the longest but I love fussy cutting and find it really relaxing.

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Creative Elements
Ink:   Basic GreyCardstock:  Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Grey

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Card and Box Set

The box and cards are from Andrea Walford.  I did adapt it to suit the stamps and cardstock that I already had. 

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Lovely as a Tree
Ink:   Black StazonCardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, River Rock and Marina Mist
Ribbon:   1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and Circle Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
DSP:  Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack – Neutrals Collection
Embellishments:  Brads - Neutrals

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron

I cased this card from Debra Currier over at ARTfelt Impressions.  I do love her cards as they are so clean and simple and very fresh looking.  I used my latest favourite colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron.

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Flower Fest and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink:   Rich Razzleberry and Black StazonCardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Lucky Limeade
Ribbon:   1/4" (6.4 mm) Grosgrain Ribbon in Rich Razzleberry
Punches: Fancy Flower
DSP:  Pocketful of Posies
Bigshot:  Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
Embellishments:  Bitty Buttons

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A set of Thank You Cards

My youngest daughter is having a baby shower so I made a whole bunch of thank you cards for her.  I used kits that I had left over from classes and adapted them to suit so that all the cards followed a similar style.  I made a few in different colours, cardstock and patterned paper.  I stamped inside the cards and on the envelopes so that everything matched. I do hope she likes them.  My favourite colour combination is Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron.  Hubby likes the Old Olive and Melon Mamba - he said it was more vibrant except he called it the green and pink card.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Out of Africa

This is the first time I have inked up this stamp set and it looks like I will be using it a bit more.  I used the masking and rock n roll techniques on this set.  The animals are just plain ink but I used the rock n roll technique on the trees.  You can't quite see it in the photo but I used cajun craze, early espresso and river rock inks for the trees. I also used the Linen Thread as I find it is softer to work with than the Hemp Twine.

Card Front

Inside the card

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Zoo Review, Tiny Tags and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink:   River Rock, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Peach ParfaitCardstock:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla and River Rock
Ribbon: Linen Thread
Punches: Word Window and Jewellery Tag

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Mother's Day

I know that Mother's Day has been and gone but I have been neglecting my blog for the past few months which is why this card is only been posted now.

I made it one of my goals to post regularly and so far I seem to be sticking to it.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Fresh Vintage and Well Scripted (retired)
Ink:   Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  Bakers Twine – Cherry Cobbler and 1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Bigshot:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Dies

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Criss Cross Card

Don't you just adore the Mocha Morning DSP.  It seems to suit every occasion.

Card Front

Card Inside

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Extreme Elements and Well Scripted (retired)
Ink:   Soft Suede and River Rock
Cardstock:  Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Stripped Grosgrain  Ribbon in Soft Suede
Embellishments:  Antique Brads and Mini Library Clips
Punches:  Decorative Label and Bo Ho Blossoms
DSP:  Mocha Morning

Friday, 6 July 2012

Thank You

Nothing to say to today but TFL.

Card Front

Card Inside

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Apothecary Art, Tiny Tags and Curly Cute
Ink:   Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Pleated Satin Ribbon in Blushing Bride
DSP:  Cheerful Treat
Bigshot:  Framelites Labels Collection, Edgelits Dies Adorning Accents and Stripes Embossing Folder 

Thursday, 5 July 2012


I cased this card from Paula Dobson - thank you.  My card is not as good as hers as I think she is the queen of sponging and brayering (is that a word?).  I don't own a brayer yet so I just used sponges on my card.

Card Front

Card Inside
Supplies Used
Stamps: Autumn Days and Elementary Elegance
Ink:   Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait and Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze and Whisper White

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

A Very Special Birthday Card

I really enjoyed making this card especially as I am a girly girl and this is really pretty. I used products from the new winter mini catalogue. I adore the stamp set Apothecary Art and the new framelits.  The colouring in with the blender pen took me a wee while though.  

I have also started making sure that the insides of all my cards are completed as well as it really does finish them off.

Card Front

Close Up

Card Inside

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Apothecary Art
Ink:   Blushing Bride and Marina Mist
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Pleated Satin Ribbon in Blushing Bride
Embellishments:  Brads
Punches:  Bo Ho Blossoms
DSP:  Twitterpated
Bigshot:  Framelites, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
Other:  Blender Pen