Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Triangle Boxes

I have finally finished my Halloween Trick or Treat boxes! They were actually very easy to make & I hope the children like them. I got the idea for the Dracula and Frankenstein embellishments from

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Black Bazzill
Stamps: Rough Texture Wheel
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black ribbon, googly eyes
Tools, Scallop circle punch, black texta

One Sheet Bag

Here are some more little gift bags made with just one sheet of A4 cardstock or a sheet of 12 x 12 paper cut to the size of an A4 sheet. Very cute.

Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, brad, tinew

Tools: Tag punches, slot punch, circle punch

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wedding Cards

My friend, Alex who is new to stamping, asked me to help her come up with a wedding card. I thought I'd use the elegant Mostly Flowers stamp set, since this is one of the sets that she owns. Well, I came up with two cards:

Alex chose to replicate the Certainly Celery card and did a great job.

I was wondering what I was going to do with the card that I had made, when out of the blue, we received a wedding invitation the next day! How funny. My card will now not go to waste.

Stamps: Mostly Flowers, Wonderful Favourites
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue (first card), Certainly Celery (second card)
Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, pearl beads
Tools: Window punch

Bookmarks and Tags

Hello friends!

Here are some photos of bookmarks and tags that I've made over the last few days. They make cute little gifts to go with customers' orders or give to class attendees. I can't tell you how many Mia has given out to her friends & teacher! She loves making them too, and we both LOVE our new tag punches. They are sooo versatile. The tags look great on gift bags, birthday and Xmas presents, and the list goes on.

Stamps used: In the Spotlight,Oh, So Lovely, Garden Whimsy, Short and Sweet, Think Happy Thoughts, Mostly Flowers.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Bareback

Here are some more cards made with the Bareback stamp set.

They are are all pretty much the same with some slight variations. This time I used Chocolate Chip and Blue Bayou cardstock. Love that combination.

Finally, I have come up with some masculine cards that I am happy with - quite happy with, actually!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Whale Wishes

This is a card made for our Godson, Michael.

Stamps: Whale Wishes, Short & Sweet

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla

Ink: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant ribbon

Tools: Window punch

Spring Solitude

Here is the card I made for Victoria's upcoming birthday, Please, nobody show her!

There is something about this card that I really like. Maybe it's the Pink Passion.


Stamps: Spring Solitude (Level 2 hostess set), Wonderful Favourites.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Black (I had to use Bazzill, as I don't have any black SU cardstock yet), Pink Passion

Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion

Accessories: pink rhinestone brad, black eyelets

Tools: Window punch, eyelet setter


Hi everyone!

It was my friend's teenage twins' birthday last week & I made these two cards for them, using my newly acquired Bareback stamp set and Rough Texture stamping wheel.

The idea for the use of the twine came from posts on

Anyway, I really like how they turn out. What do you think?


Stamps: Bareback, Short and Sweet, Rough Texture wheel
Cardstock: Choclate Chip, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Hemp Twine, gold brad
Tools: Window punch

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Big Bold Invitation

I am steadily getting through my 'to do' list. Now crossed off my list are Victoria's birthday invitations. I stayed up late last night to do them & I'm paying the price today...yawn. Here is one of them.

I used my new Big Bold Birthday set, which has become one of my favourite sets already.

Here is a closeup photo.


Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pink Passion, Whisper White.

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pink Passion.

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday

Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig, crystal embellishments that I had in my stash.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Brocade Gift Cards and Box

Here are little notecards, a bookmark and box I made after coming across a Blog by Teneale Williams. I used a similar concept and colours.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive

Paper: Brocade Background

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Priceless, Wonderful Favourites

Ribbon: Whisper White

Other: Circle punch, scallop circle punch, corner punch, brads

Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper Gift Bag

Here is a gift bag I made using an entire 12 x 12 sheet of the Close to Cocoa Designer Series paper.

Also used: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Priceless stamp set, scallop circle punches and circle punch.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Christmas Shopping

I'm so excited that I have finally started my Christmas shopping! It is soooo NOT me to not have finished my Christmas shopping by now. Oh, well.

I've been buying most of my nieces Stampin' Up! goodies (shhh!...nobody tell them) since that's what they all told me they wanted! I've started putting their pressie packs together & hope to finish them tomorrow when my order arrives.

I've also been busy tonight preparing scrapbooking packs for my niece, Victoria's birthday party in November. My sister-in-law, Helen was kind enough to ask me to help Victoria & her friends scrapbook a photo of themselves. I found some awesome frames at the Reject Shop tonight & snapped them right up. I just know the girls will love their finished projects. I can't wait!

Mostly Flowers

Hi everyone!

Just thought I'd share a photo of a little gift bag I made for my niece, Vivi's birthday. This bag was made to match the previously posted Mostly Flowers card that I made for her.

You would never know that this gift bag was made using just one uncut sheet of A4 cardstock!

I obtained the template from the Splitcoast Stampers website,

Supplies used:

Cardstock: Sahara Sand & Chocolate Chip

Ink: Versa Mark & Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Mostly Flowers & the Level 2 hostess set called In the Spotlight.

Ribbon: Chocolate Chip

Tools: Square punches & circle punch for tag

Have a good night!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Stampin' Up! is turning 20 this month and to celebrate they are offering 20% off selected celebration stamp sets, when you spend $20 of regular catalogue merchandise! Wow! View details here.

Available from 1st to 31st October. Contact me to place an order.
Stampin' Up! Celebrates World Card Making Day!

Stampin' Up! is excited to celebrate this cardmaking holiday with you during the week of 4th -11th October, by offering 20 percent off Simply Sent Card Kits. View details here. Contact me to place an order.

Here is another card I left out from earlier posts. I think I'm up to date now. Phew!

Anyway, this one (again) features Certainly Celery & Old Olive. Have you noticed a trend? I love these colours together!

Supplies used:

Stamps: Whale Wishes

Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Printes Designer Series paper in Certainly Celery.

Ink: Certainly Celery and a non-SU ink in a darker shade of green dabbed around the edges straight from the pad. Also used for the seaweed.

Other: glitter


Oops! I just found another photo of some bookmarks that I made using some giant paperclips, my scallop and circle punches, and various stamp sets. These are so simple to make and make lovely little thank you gifts for people attending my workshops. My daughter, Mia also gave some to her school friends and teacher!

You will also see a a bow that snuck in. I had to try making one after seeing some on Splitcoast Stampers They look great made with the Printes Designer Series Papers (I used Certainly Celery).

World Card Making Day Workshop

These are the three items we'll be making during this Sunday's workshop to mark World Card Making Day. As most of the attendees are newcomers to stamping, I tried to make the projects simple and easy to make in order to demonstrate that you don't need numerous stamps sets and supplies to produce beautiful items.

This is a little triangular box inspired by Diane Barnes, made using:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Bravo Burgundy

Ink: Bravo Burgundy

Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Priceless

Ribbon: Bravo Burgundy

Tools: Scallop and circle punches

Simple yet so elegant.

This Christmas card was made using:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Ruby Red

Stamps: Hung Up on the Holidays and Short & Sweet

Ink: Ruby Red, Always Artichoke

Ribbon: Always Artichoke

This simple card was made using:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Ribbon: Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Mostly Flowers and Wonderful Favourites

Oh So Lovely!

A very simple card made using the Level 1 Hostess Set, Oh So Lovely. It only took minutes but I really like the end result, so much so, that I loaded it as my Blog title background.
Supplies used:
Stamp set: Level 1 Hostess set, Oh So Lovely and Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla - I love this combo!
Ink: Elegant Eggplant. The background was stamped off before stamping onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.
Ribbon: Always Artichoke

Mostly Flowers

Struggling to make a masculine card as requested by my sister-in-law, I came up with this card. I really have to invest in some masculine stamp sets!
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Ink: Choclate Chip
Stamps: Mostly Flowers and Short & Sweet
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip

In the Spotlight

Mucking around with my newly earned Level 2 Hostess set, In the Spotlight, resulted in this card.


A simple card made using the Priceless set.

Wild About "Wild About You."

And some more...

More 3D Projects

3D Projects

I just love making 3D projects, and thanks to inspirations from Splitcoast Stampers and Di Barnes (I love those triangle boxes and mini gift bags!) I have managed to make numerous 3D items. I hope you enjoy seeing them!