Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Hello again.

I'm baaaaack!

Just a quick post today to show you this retro looking card that I made for our niece....

Isn't she cute?

That's all. See? Told you it was quick one. ;)

Well, take care. Catch you again soon.


August Class

Hello everyone.
We had a small but very fun and cosy class tonight, during which we discussed all sorts of topics such as cake decorating courses, towel racks, coffee machines, the fabulous new SU catalogue and....oh, yes...we made a couple of cards too! Ha ha!
Here they are...

This first cards are similar to the one I showed you in my previous post but in different colours. All the card packs I made for the class had a different feature colour in them. Participants were able to choose their sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set. The masculine Just Rugby set is retiring at the end of tomorrow, so if you'd like to get your hands on it, or any other retiring set, please let me know ASAP!!!!

The background stamp is from the Extreme Elements stamp set. The stars were punched with star punches and pierced with a silver brad. The back coloured panel was embossed with the Lattice folder.

This was the second card....

It was inspired by a card that I found on this website by Cristena Bagne, featuring a technique that I don't know the name of! I'm sure that it isn't mentioned on her Blog either. Anyway, the technique results in a watercoloured look without the watercolouring. So cool and a hit at my class.
The background stamp is En Francais and the feature stamp and sentiment is from the Just Believe set.
The butterfly was cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Please let me know if you'd like to know anything about these cards.

Until next time but remember that you have only until 31st August to order any retiring items from the current catalogue, and remember that the new catalogue kicks off on 1st September! Woo hoo!!!!!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Holy Communion Layout

Hi everyone.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I managed to get this double page layout finished. It's of Mia's First Holy Communion that we celebrated in May. Here it is...

You may remember that Mia felt quite sick with a fever on the day, but despite that, she still looked gorgeous and managed to have a wonderful day.

I like the soft colours of this layout. The DSP's, which are now retired, were teamed with Very Vanilla cardstock. The flowers were cut in Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake with the Blossom Party die and a punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. They were finished with half-pearls in the centres. The cross and dove images are from the Special Blessing stamp set. They were stamped in Crumb Cake ink and cut out. The butterflies were cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. The silver charms are from my stash.

I like the soft colours of the layout. Very appropriate for such a special occasion.

Let me know what you think. Don't be shy. Leave your comments. Doesn't matter if we don't know each other. Go on.

Well, see you soon.

Until then , take care.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just a Rugby Card

Hello again.

Well, I managed to finished this card this morning in between all the panic of getting ready for school. It's for my nephew, who follows Manly in the NRL, but it would also make a great Father's Day card and it would be perfect for any male occasion. I'll definitely be replicating it in many different supporter coulours.

I used the Just Rugby set, which sadly, is retiring. I have been eyeing this set for some time & I just had to snap it up before it was too late. If there are any retiring sets that you have your heart set on, be sure to order them before they run out.

Anyway, back to the card.... The colours I used were Whisper White, Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry, which will also be retiring. The background stamp is from the Extreme Elements set. The sentiment is from the already retired Vintage Labels set. It was punched with the Jewellery Tag punch and attached with a silver brad to the stars, that were punched with the two sized star punches. The small star punch will also be retiring. Sob, sob... all these retiring items are making me sad but I'm sure I'll get over it when that lovely new catalogue kicks in on 1st September. How exciting! Not long now!

See you soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Parties Galore!

Don't you just love Kindergarten and the parties that come with it? I do! It's such a fun time for my little Demi. She has been invited to five parties over two months! Can you believe it? What does that mean for me? Lots of cardmaking! Here they are...

Because there are so many cards and so many supplies that I used, I won't list them all, but please feel free to ask if you'd like to know anything. I'm more than happy to share.

It was really hard to find the time to make all of these this week (I think it is my record - ha ha!) but I loved every minute of it.

I've already started on another card tonight & I have a few more to make yet. Wish me luck.

Well, enjoy your night. Hope to be back soon.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Father's Day Card for my Dad

I'm back! This time with a Father's Day for my Dad....

I love this image! So appropriate for my Dad. I stamped it with black StazOn ink on watercolour paper and coloured it with my SU markers.

The DSP is from the just retired mini catalogue.  Sorry, I can never remember the names of the DSP packs. The cardstock is Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy and Whisper White.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. The embellishment is just a little piece of Whisper White paper tied with linen thread.

It's very simple but I like it.

What do you think? Feel free to let me know.

Well, that's all from me today. I'm off to check the front door to see if my latest SU order has arrived. That always makes my day. :)

Take care.


Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr Seuss

Good morning!

Well, here I am another year older, having celebrated my birthday yesterday. It was a sweet day celebrated quitely at home with all my beloved family.

I have a card to share with you today that I made for a little friend of ours who will be turning four in a few weeks...

I'm in love with this image and it comes with such an appropriate quote from a Dr Seuss book, "Oh, the places you'll go." The stamped image of the sentiment was a little big so I typed it out on the computer instead, printed it, punched it with a circle punch, and put it on the inside of the card.

I used some old scrapbooking paper from my stash, teamed with Soft Suede and Bashful Blue cardstock. The Bashful Blue backing piece was torn with the Tearing Edge ruler.

The image was stamped with black StazOn ink on watercolour paper and coloured with SU markers. I added some glitter to the furry colour but it's a little difficult to see in the photo.

The flowers were cut with my Floral Fusion die and a punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and embellished with adhesive half-pearls. The leaves were cut with the Two Step Bird Punch. The sentiment on the front is from Vintage Labels and it was cut out with the Jewellery Tag Punch. The butterflies were cut and embossed in one step with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. The letter 'A' was cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies.

The little charm from my stash was tied with linen thread.

I think that's it but if you'd like to know anything, please ask. Also, feel free to leave your comment. I love to hear from you.

I'll be back soon with another post of a Father's Day card for my Dad.

See you soon.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kindy Party

Hi everyone.

I hope you basked in the gorgeous Sydney sunshine today.

I'm here today to share a card I made for one of Demi's Kindy classmates who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow...

It's such a cute little image. I coloured it with SU markers. The letters and butterflies were cut with Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, respectively. The flowers were punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the leaves are from the Two-Step Bird Punch. I used little half-pearls to embellish.

I have so many cards to make in the next month or so but so little time! I plan to really get stuck into them next week so stay tuned for lots of posts.

Have a great night & I'll catch you back here soon.