Monday, July 20, 2015

For My Grandnephew To Be!

Yes, I'm going to be a great aunt (a young one, I know), and I can't wait for his arrival in early September!

Here is a card I made for his mummy's baby shower last month...

For this card I used some now retired Stampin' Up! paper on Whisper White cardstock, and an image from the Bundle of Love stamp set. The image was coloured using SU markers. The sentiment was punched using the Word Window punch, and the pram was embellished with silver brads.

Now bring on September!

Andrea :)


I've owned this adorable little C.C. Designs stamp for some time how but hadn't had the opportunity to use it up until the recent birthday of one of my daughter's friends...

The image was coloured with Stampin' Up! Stampabilities markers. The sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set called Vintage Labels. It was punched using SU punches.

Andrea :)

Little Aviary Owl Card

Hello everyone.

Hope you've all been well. I'm back after a long Blogging absence with this quick and easy square card featuring the cute little owl from the now retired Aviary set from stamping up.

Sadly, the photos are not the best. :(

The little owl was stamped in Pool Party onto Whisper White cardstock, and mounted onto Basic Black and Pool Party cardstock, which was then mounted onto the Crumb Cake card. The little accent flower seems to make an appearance in just about every one of my posts. It's from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. It has been embellished with an adhesive half pearl. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

And that's all there is to it!

Such a cute, quick and easy card that is has become one of my 'go to' cards, having made a few of them now. :)



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pyjama / Sleepover / Slumber Party Invitations

If there's one thing that will bring me out of the crafting woodworks, it's my daughters' birthdays. And yep, it is that time again and boy, it sure feels good to be crafting again.

In keeping with my simple style, these invitations had to be cute with clean lines, and quick to make. The only brief I received from Mia and Demi were that they had to be in pink and blue tones, respectively. Here is what I came up with...

The base card of Whisper White and Crumb Cake were cut using the Window Frames Collection Framelits. The little PJ's were cut out of SU card and scrapbooking papers, using a Sizzix die that I own. The little flowers were cut using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and embellished with an adhesive pearl. The little tags were personalised and cut using circle and scallop circle punches from SU. They were tied on using SU twine and ribbon from my stash. The gorgeous little coat hangers are from my stash. I purchased them years ago, hoping to use them one day. They sure came in handy. :)

I love how they turned out and I love that they were fairly quick to put together.

Now bring on those parties! :)


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Punch Art Lioness Card

I just loved that little lion from my last post so much that I decided to make a girl / lioness version of him. Here she is...

For the lioness version, I added a fringe (bangs), eyelashes and a little flower in her hair. The leaves were cut with the Bird Punch. All other supplies used are as my previous post.

She's such a sweetie. :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Punch Art Lion Card

OMG, how cute is this little lion?

I've been meaning to make him since I stumbled on many fine examples of him online, and what better occasion to give it a go, than our little neighbour's second birthday.

He was made using the Blossom Builder Punch, different sized circle punches, and little heart from the Owl Punch for the nose and tail tip. The background was stamped with the Off the Grid stamp and the sentiment is from the Vintage Labels stamp set.

I have to say he puts a smile on my face. :)


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Six Sided Sampler Pastel Card

I think these should be the last of forgotten cards I have to show you.
First up is this very dainty card featuring the Six Sided Sampler stamp set from SU. I also used a butterfly image from the Papillon Potpourri set, a flower from the Petite Petals set, and the matching punches. The sentiment is from the retired Vintage Labels set.

This next card was quickly thrown together with some left over stamped images. Great for those little last minute gift-giving emergencies.


Supplies are as per the first card.
 All done. :)
Catch you all soon.

Hawaiian Girly

I'm still digging through my photos, searching for cards that I haven't posted yet. Hmmm, there are a few more than I anticipated. Gosh, I've been slack! Ha ha... Anyway, here is another one of them...

This is sweet Hawaiian Birgitta from C.C.Designs. She has been coloured with SU markers. The hair looks a little patchy in the photo. I think my Crumb Cake marker is running out. :(

The background was stamped in Pretty in Pink with a stamp from the Off the Grid stamp set. The butterfly was stamped with one of the stamps from the Papillion Potpourri set. It was punched with the matching punch. I just love butterflies and will include one at any opportunity. Ha ha...

Flutter by...

A Friend's 40th

Another post today of a 40th birthday card I forgot to show you a few months ago, featuring a gorgeous Audrey Hepburn image:

Again, I've kept it simple and within the party's theme of red and black. I just coloured her in with Stampin' Up! markers and in true Audrey style, I embellished her with adhesive half-pearls. The sentiment is from the retired Afterthoughts stamp set.

BTW, it was a great party!


Holy Communion Card

Following on from my post of my daughter's Communion invitations a little while ago, today I have to show you the Communion card I made for her...

This image is also gorgeous. Another sweet angel floating around on clouds cut from felt using cloud dies. She was coloured using Stampin' Up! markers, an her wings were 'Stickled.' Her dress has been embellished with adhesive half-pearls. The sentiment is from the now retired Special Blessing stamp set. That's about it. Not much to it but I'm sure my baby will love it.
Andrea :)

First Attempt With Stampin' Up! Blendabilities

Hello everyone!

Long time, no Blog - again! But if anything was going to entice me to make a card and post it, it was going to be the new Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!
Here is my first and very basic attempt at using them...

Not the best photo, unfortunately, but I think you should still be able to make out the graduating Coastal Cabana colours on the flowers, which are from the Stampin' Up! Flower Shop stamp set. The flowers were stamped in black Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punched using the matching Pansy Punch. The sentiment is from the retired Vintage Labels set, also from SU.

Can't wait to get my hands on some more of the colours and gradually build up my collection.

Andrea :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

My Nephew's Getting Married!

The excitement is building as my nephew is getting married tomorrow!

Here is the card I made for the newly married couple-to-be:

I have to admit that the card is geared more towards to the bride, but the image is cute, I just couldn't resist using her. Her name is Bride Emma and she is from C.C. Designs. The sentiment is from Love and Laughter.

Now bring on the wedding and the partying!

Take care, everyone.


Mother's Day 2014

To all you ladies out there, I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day, whether it be with your kids, your mums or friends. I think it's a great day to celebrate women in general.

Here is the card I made for my mum:

For my mum's card I used the Love and Sympathy stamp set. The background was stamped with the Off the Grid stamp. The butterfly is from the Papillion Potpourri set. It was punch out using the matching punch, and embellished with adhesive half pearls. The sentiment is from Vintage Labels.

This next card is the card I made for my Mother-In-Law:

For this card I used my new Six Sided Sampler stamp set and matching punch. The butterfly is as above, and the sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.

The colours I used for both cards were Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink.

I hope you like them. :)

Catch you all soon.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Baby Girl's Communion Invitations

Just this past week my baby girl made her First Reconciliation and now with much excitement, we await the day of her First Holy Communion.

Here are the invitations I made for the upcoming special day...

I'm so happy with how they turned out. Just so perfect for her.

The card base was cut using the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die from Stampin' Up! The image of the little angel and teddy bear angel is so cute. I coloured it with Stampin' Up! markers, added extra sparkle to the wings with Stickles glitter glue, and embellished the angel's (Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl Guardian Angel stamp) necklace with a heart shaped adhesive rhinestone. I curled her wings to add dimension. The cloud was cut out of felt using a cloud die, and mounted with foam tape.

These really put a smile on my face. Now bring on that special day. :)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bride To Be's Kitchen Tea Bouquet

My nephew is getting married next month and his fiancée's Kitchen Tea is coming up next week. I wanted my card for the occasion to be extra special, so searching the net for inspiration I came across this card for inspiration, and based my own card on it:

Here is my card:

The card base colours are Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink.

I cut slivers of Old Olive card stock and bound them together with pink ribbon. The flowers were punched with one of the flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and embellished with tiny adhesive half-pearls. I printed the sentiment on my computer and punch it out using the Jewellery Tag Punch.

I just love how this turned out!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Petite Petals Sweet Sixteenth

A lovely young lady is turning sixteen this week. Such an exciting milestone. Such exciting times. Oh, to be sixteen again!

 Here is the card I made for her using the Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch:


I stamped the flowers, punched them out, curled up the petals, embellished them with an adhesive rhinestone, and mounted them onto the card with foam tape to added dimension. To the centre flower I added a little "16" tag punched with the Jewellery Tag Punch...and that's it.

Sweet and simple. :)


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bunny Hugs

Look at this cute bunny I have to show you today:

She features on a birthday card I made for one of Mia's friends, but she could just as easily be at home on an Easter card or tag. Excuse me while I add that thought to my looooong list of things to try.

Now, where was I? Oh, yes. I was about to tell you that I can't remember the name of this adorable bunny stamp or who it's manufactured by, and I'm too tired to go upstairs and check, so I will check tomorrow and update this post with the info. All other supplies used to make this card are from Stampin' Up!, except for the cloud die, which I seem to be using on just about every card at the moment. Obsessed much? Ha ha...

Andrea :)

Ok, I've checked and the stamp is by Stampavie.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ice Cream Birgitta

Hi everyone!

What a bad Blogger I've been. :( But I have finally found a few moments to show you what I've been up to.

Firstly, a card for a Demi's BFF from school:

This Crumb Cake base card features the gorgeous Ice Cream Birgitta from C.C.Designs. She was coloured with Stampin' Up! markers. The background was stamped with Versa Mark ink using the Extreme Elements stamp set. The butterfly was stamped with a stamp from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, punched using the Elegant Butterfly Punch, and embellished with adhesive rhinestones. The little flower in Birgitta's hair was punched with a punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The sentiment is from the now retired SU stamp set, Vintage Labels.

So cute. :)


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Next Batch of Invitations

Hi everyone!

I'm back today to show you Demi's birthday invitations...

 Another gorgeous image by C.C. Designs called Sweet Pixies Lucy Bunny. She was stamped in black StazOn ink and coloured with Stampin' Up! markers. All other supplies are from Stampin' Up! - cardstock, scallop square die, Itty Bitty Punch set and adhesive half pearls.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Birthday to a Nurse

Today's card was made for my nephew's fiancé who is a nurse...

Love this cute image from Kraftin Kimmie Designs. She would also be perfect for Get Well cards, don't you think?

All other supplies used are from Stampin' Up! - cardstock, ink, markers, adhesive pearl and sentiment (retired afterthoughts stamp set).

Thanks for stopping by my Blog. Feel free to leave me a word or two, and be sure to pop by again.

Andrea :)