Friday, 21 November 2014


I adore cats so when I saw the stamp set You Little Furball I just had to get it.  My mom also loves cats so I made her this card for her birthday.

Thanks for visiting

Supplies Used
Stamps:  You Little Furball
Ink:   Memento Black and Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Ribbon:   1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Bigshot:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and Ovals Collection Framelits

Friday, 14 November 2014

Trio of Gifts

I have spent the last few weeks making each of the lovely ladies, who come to my card class, a small gift.  I made up a gift bag of three cards (will show the cards in another post), a small box with a soap inside and a jar of homemade Sugar Lemon Body Scrub.  I do hope they like their gifts.

Here is a close up of the gift bag of cards.  I used the Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  They were the perfect size to fit three cards and envelopes.

A close up of the box.  I measured the size of the soap and then created the box so that the soap would fit exactly right.

I handmade some Sugar Lemon Body Scrub and packaged it into small glass jars.  I then decorated the jar with a tag and some ribbon.  I chose Hello Honey cardstock and ribbon to match the lemon colour body scrub.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies Used for the Gift Bag of Cards
Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Whisper White
Embellishments:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies and Mini Metallic Clothes Pins
Bigshot:  Chalk Talk Framelits
Ribbon:  1/8" (3.2mm) Gold Ribbon
Other:  Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags
Supplies Used for Box
Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
DSP:  Trim the Tree Paper Stack
Punches:  1 -3/8" Circle and 1-3/4" Circle 
Ribbon:  Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (Retired) and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
OtherSimply Scored Scoring Tool

Supplies Used for Sugar Lemon Body Scrub Jar
Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Cardstock:  Hello Honey and Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black
Punches:  1 -3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, Scalloped Tag Topper and Confetti Stars Punch
Ribbon:  3/8" (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon in Hello Honey and Whisper White Bakers Twine

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Creative Inkers Christmas Holiday Blog Hop 2014

This is my first ever participation in a Blog Hop.  So I hope you enjoy the rest of the Creative Inkers Christmas Blog Hop.  If you are new to Blog Hopping, just view my post and then click on the link at the bottom of my post to visit the next site and so on.

If you've been following the blog hop, you will have come from Irene Wardlaw's blog.  Didn't she have a stunning project to show us.  If you have just joined my page keep following the loop round to see everyone's gorgeous projects.  If you get 'lost' there's a list of all the blogs at the bottom of this post.

Now onto my projects.


For my first project I made a quick card.  It still has the layers that I love but it fast and easy to make. 


My next project was a little Santa Claus which includes punch art.  I was inspired by the roll of chocolates that I purchased from the local supermarket.  I think this would be a perfect little table gift for the children.


While I was making Santa I decided to try a snowman as well.  Isn't he too cute for words.  He was really easy to make and doesn't need nearly as many punches as Santa.

See the bottom of the post for the list of supplies.

I hope you've enjoyed my card - now you're going to head over to Jacque Williams to see her lovely projects, just click the next button.

Thanks for joining us for some wonderful Christmas ideas.

Here is a list of all the lovely ladies on this blog hop in case you get lost a long the way:

1. Narelle Hoggard

2. Jackie Noble

3. Bev Poultney

4. Sally Williams

5. Bernice Collins

 6. Irene Wardlaw

7. Sharon de Vos  (you are here)

8. Jacque Williams

9. Delys Cram

10. Rachael Knight

11. Lisa Bullock

12. Paula Reid

13. heather Stewart

14. Ria Kaire

15. Kathryn Tyrrell

16. Kathe Oldham

Supplies Used for the Card
Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Embellishments:  Rhinestones and Frosted Sequins
DSP: Trim the Tree and Gold Glimmer Paper
Bigshot:  Wondrous Wreath Framelits Die
Other:  Dimensionals

Supplies Used for Santa Claus
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Blushing Bride and Whisper White
DSP:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Punches:  1" Square, Petite Pennants Builder, Owl Builder, Bird Builder, 2 3/8" Scallop, 1 3/4 Circle and Postage Stamp
Other:  Dimensionals

Supplies Used for Snowman
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White
Punches:  1" Square, Bird Builder, 2 1/2" Circle, 1 3/4 Circle, 1 3/8" Circle and Postage Stamp

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Plain and Simple Cottage Garden

Yes, another Cottage Garden card.  This card is very plain and simple.


Supplies Used
Stamps:  Cottage Garden and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Versamark and Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Vellum and Whisper White
Other:  Note Cards and Envelopes and White Embossing Powder
Punches:   Word Window
Ribbon: Coastal Cabana 1/8" (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon





Tuesday, 16 September 2014

More Cottage Garden

I know I know but I just had to do another card using cottage Garden.  This time I embossed it and then sponged colour onto the flowers.  Quick and simple.


Supplies Used
Stamps:  Cottage Garden and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink:  Versamark, Coastal Cabana, and Strawberry Slush
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Other:  Note Cards and Envelopes and White Embossing Powder
Punches:   Word Window and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Ribbon: Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine and Whisper White Bakers Twine
Embellishments: Pearls

Monday, 15 September 2014

Star Shaker Card

I am really loving stars at the moment.  Shaker cards are really easy to make as well.  Dimensions and window sheets and whatever shape takes your fancy.

I did get out the new Confetti Stars punch.  I punched out the stars using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and saved the stars for the shaker part of the card.  I also added a few Frosted Sequins in with the stars.

I did have to rescue the stars off the floor as my cat, Bandit, plonked himself down on top of them and they went flying everywhere.  I managed to retrieve most of them but Bandit did walk around with a star or two stuck to him for a while.

I used the sketch from Fab Friday 49 as I needed some inspiration.  A sketch always helps when my mojo is missing.


Close Up of the Shaker Part

Bandit - the star culprit
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Good Greetings
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate and Whisper White
Embellishments:  Frosted Sequins
DSP:  All is Calm
Bigshot:  Star Framelits and Decorative Dots
Punches:  Confetti Stars
Other:  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Window Sheets

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Christmas Ornament and Boxes

I love Christmas.  Since the weather was so awful yesterday - we had over a 100mm of rain - I played with the star framelits to see if I could come up with a Christmas ornament like the one we had a couple of years ago.  I am going to try it out in a couple of different colours as well.

I also ended up making a little box to match it as well as a star box.  I cased the box of Sam Donald as she just makes the most gorgeous little boxes.  The star box I cased from Judy May as her instructions were easy to follow.  Thank you both.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Bright and Beautiful
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Kraft
Embellishments:  Rhinestones
DSP:  All is Calm
Ribbon:  Natural and Old Olive Two Tone Trim and 1 1/4" (3.2 cm) Burlap Ribbon 
Bigshot:  Star Framelits

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Z Fold Card

I cased this card from Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie.  She has some lovely work on blog so do stop by and have a look. 

I managed to cut the cardstock in such a way so that I could get two cards from one piece of A4 cardstock. 

Card Front

Inside the Card
I am so happy that it is finally spring.  My daffodils are in full bloom and look lovely.

Thank you for stopping by

Supplies Used
Stamps:   Hardwood, Petite Petals and Petite Pairs
Ink:  Rose Red and Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Punches:  Pansy and Petite Petals

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Cottage Garden Again

I told you how much I love this stamp.  This time I stamped the image and then coloured it in.  I limited myself to just three colours.  I punched out squares and managed to get 9 squares from the one stamped and coloured image which meant I could make 3 cards.  I also decorated the front and back of the envelopes.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Cottage Garden and Good Greetings
Ink:  Old Olive and Memento Black
Cardstock: Old Olive and Whisper White
Other:  Note Cards and Envelopes
Punches:  1" (2.5cm) Square and Postage Stamp
Blendabilities Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive

Friday, 5 September 2014

Colourful Cottage Garden

Cottage Garden was my latest stamp purchase.  I just love it but I think that is because I love love love colouring in and Stampin' Up's new Blendability pens are fabulous.  I have seen this stamp coloured in on the internet but I didn't copy anyone's design just sat down and blended away. 

I had small strip left over after I mounted it onto a note card which I then used on the front of my envelope. Everyone decorates their envelopes as well don't they?


Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Cottage Garden and Good Greetings
Ink:  Old Olive and Memento Black
Cardstock: Old Olive and Whisper White
Other:  Note Cards and Envelopes
Blendabilities Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Maybe a card for a Wedding or Anniversary

I have had the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum sitting in my cupboard and I just didn't know what to do with it.  I kept trying it but it just didn't look good on any card.  I was browsing through the catalogue looking for a card to CASE and found one on page 158.  Out came the vellum and 20 minutes later my card was done.

This card would be perfect for a wedding card or a golden anniversary.

As I was cleaning up I had a couple of pieces of vellum left over and couldn't bear to throw it out as it is just so pretty.  I quickly whipped up a little box/bag to go with the card.

Thank you for visiting

Ink:  Metallic Encore Ink Gold
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  Brushed Gold, Gold Foil and Very Vanilla
DSP:  Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Ribbon:  Metallic Baker's Twine Gold
Bigshot:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Embellishments:  Mini Metallic Clothespins and Water Colour Wonder Metallic Gold Washi Tape

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Gift Set

I wanted to do something different with the bag, so I started with the bag and the rest of the set just evolved from there.  I carried through the patterned paper so that everything would tie together.

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White
DSP:  All Bloom Paper Stack
Embellishments:  Pearls
Punches:  Scalloped Tag Topper, Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Accents, 1 1/4 Circle and Decorative Label
Ribbon:  Thick Bakers Twine in Strawberry Slush
Tools:  Envelope Punch Board and Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Bigshot:  Chalk Talk Framelits and Envelope Liners
Other:  Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags and Envelopes

Monday, 28 July 2014

My First Sketch Challenge

I was tidying my desk and found some flowers that I had coloured a while ago using the new Stampin Up Blendabilities Markers.  I just could not decide how they would fit on a card.  I found a few sketches on line and as soon as I saw the one on the Freshly Made Sketches blog I knew that it would be perfect for my flowers.  I ended up making three cards in a very short time.

Blackberry Bliss

Cherry Cobbler

Coastal Cabana
Thank you for visiting

Supplies Used
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor and Something to Say
Ink:  Basic Grey
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
DSP:  Moonlight
Blendabilities Markers: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight

Friday, 25 July 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I always struggle with male cards but it was step son's birthday a few weeks ago and I had to come up with a card.  It took a couple of days of pushing bits of cardstock around but I was thrilled with the end result.  Can you believe it took two days to make one card!!!!!!!

I wanted to use the Dictionary background stamp but I didn't have it so I had to improvise with the stamp from the Open Sea and my stamp-a-ma-jig.

Card Front

Card Inside
I hope everyone in the southern hempisphere is keeping warm as it has been pretty frosty around our place for the last week.  Even the water troughs are freezing over.  Here is Bandit and Schiska sitting outside in the frost.  They weren't out there long and I soon found them warming themselves in the front of the fire.

This is Schiska's "I am not impressed" face.  She doesn't like the cold.
Thank you for visiting
Supplies Used
Stamps:  By the Tide, The Open Sea and Label Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake and Lost Lagoon
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Lost Lagoon and Very Vanilla
Punches:  Artisan Label and Scalloped Tag Topper
Ribbon: 1 1/4"  (3.2 cm) Burlap Ribbon

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Vintage Birthday Card

One of the ladies from card class asked for a vintage card.  This is what I came up with. I love the combination of Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla and one other colour. 

To get the different colour shades I stamped off the stamp so that I had dark and light shades of the same colour.  I layered the flowers with dimensionals.

I also used the masking technique.  I roughly tore around the edges of a post it note and then placed it in the centre of the Very Vanilla card stock before stamping with the Hardwood stamp.

I sponged around the edges of the cardstock layers and also lightly over the doily so that it would blend in. I distressed the edges of the Rose Red cardstock and tore the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I rolled the edge of the doily and where I tore the cardstock to give it a more distressed look.

Card Front

Card Inside
Supplies Used
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge,  Hardwood, Petite Petals, Flower Shop and Petite Pairs
Ink:  Rose Red and Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock: Rose Red, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla
Embellishments:  Pearls and Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Punches:  Pansy and Petite Petals
Ribbon:  1/2" (1.3 cm) Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla
Tools:  Distress Tool