Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Card for a Cool Dude

Hello on this glorious day! How good is the weather today? Spectacular. What a great glimpse of Summer.
Well, moving on, here is a card I made yesterday for a little friend of ours....

Cardstock used: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive teamed with some 12x12 paper from my stash.
Markers used: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Basic Black and white gel pen.
Accessories: various circle punches, twine, embossing folder, charm, distressing tool.

Don't be shy to let me know what you think. :)

That's all from me today. So much to fit in before school pick-up.

Take care.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Along the Same Lines

Hello again. I hope you're having a great start to the week.

Today I have for you a card along the same lines as my previous posts, as I have used the same colour scheme....
Well, that's it. Short and sweet. I hope you like it. See you next time with something different,

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Happy weekend, everyone!
Today I have some adorable (well, I think so anyway - ha ha!) mermaid cards to show you. Don't you just love mermaids? There is something so cute, mysterious and romatic about mermaids, don't you think?

Supplies used were:
Ruby Red, River Rock & Groovy Guava cardstock, retired DSP, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip & Sahara Sand markers, black StazOn ink, Little Leaves die, fish embellishments, white gel pen, paper piercing tool, embossing folders and 1 inch circle punch.
All this talk about mermaids has me longing for Summer. Bring it on, I say! But until then, enjoy this lovely, although very cold Winter weekend.
Take care,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Different Kind of Creation

Well, I turned the big 40 this past Sunday and I just wanted to thank my family and friends for sharing the day with me. I didn't really want a big fuss so we just celebrated at home with my hamily and a few close friends.
As you know, decorating cupcakes is my other hobby but to commemorate my 40th I wanted to try something different. I wanted to try to decorate a larger cake. If it didn't turn out it wouldn't have mattered because it was only for me. No pressure.
I actually surprised myself when it turned out quite nicely!!! Have a look...
Not bad, huh? And before I go, just a couple more photos. The first one is of the four of us. Yes, I am looking quite tired because I was!!!
The next photo is of my parents and my parents-in-law...

I still can't believe I have turned 40. I still feel the same as I did many years ago. I hope the next 40 years are just as good as the last 40.

Take care, everyone.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Anyone for a cupcake?

My girls have been invited to a 6th birthday party this coming weekend and this is the cute little card I made for their little friend...Cardstock used is Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, watercolour paper and some 12 x 12 paper that I have had stashed for years. The image was coloured with Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand markers, and white gel pen. The ribbon is Rose Red too. The button and thread is from my stash. I added a little detail by way of paper piercing and adding Crystal Effects and a half pearl to the cupcake. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and was punched out with the Curly Label Punch.

I thinks that's it. Take care.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Boy With Cap


Yet another quick post before ducking off for school pick-up and swimming lessons...

Cute, isn't he?


Monday, August 2, 2010

My First Ever Acetate Card!

Here it is, my first ever acetate card...

Gosh, acetate is a little fiddly to ply with and not to mention so difficult to photograph. This is the best I could do. Can you see it? I think it turned out quite pretty & I'll save it for my Mum's birthday in October.

For this card I used Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White and Certainly Celery. I used En Francais for the background and the flowers, which were 'rock and rolled' in Pretty in Pink and Basic Black, are from Vintage Vogue. They have a half pearl in their centres. The sentiment is from Wonderful Favourites. It was punched out with the large oval punch and mounted on a scallop oval piece. The ribbon is Certainly Celery grosgrain.

Well, I'm off to start experimenting on decorating a cake for my birthday next week. If it turns out OK, I'll be sure to post some photos, but only if.... ha ha!


A Simple Cupcake

Morning all!

Today I have for you a card made with the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp. What a huge stamp this one is! Here is my first card made with this stamp...

The sentiment is from the Something Sweet set. Colours used were Pretty in Pink, Real Read, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. Also used were Scallop Oval & Large Oval punches, Pretty in Pink ribbon, silver brads and piercing tool.
I'll be back soon with my first ever acetate card!
See you then!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Good morning all!

As the excitement builds in the approach to the release of the new Idea Book and Catalogue on 1st September, Stampin' Up! has released the list of items that will be retiring, that is, items that will no longer be available in the new catalogue.

Click here to see the list and to take advantage of any retiring items while stocks last. Please note that some items will return in the new catalogue but in a new configuration (eg, a new body type for the punches).

Order now! Don't miss out on your favourites!