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A Pinterest CASE


Another great option when you are completely stuck for card ideas is browsing on Pinterest.  Of course you had better make sure you have a couple of spare hours once you start on there 🙂

I needed to make a card/money holder last week for someone heading over to see my favourite mouse.  I found THIS card on Pinterest, and I’ve pretty much cased it exactly.  Here’s my version:

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Friendly Phrases

Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper (other)

Other: Wide Oval Punch, Elegant Frames Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Circle Punches



Jaimee’s Birthday Card


Jaimee's Birthday Card


I just love the hostess stamp set ‘Pedal Presents’ in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.  It is one of those sets that I think I will hang onto even after it has retired.  The bike is just too cute and all of the accessories to go with it, make one versatile stamp set.

As per usual when I need a card in a hurry, I turn to online challenges for inspiration.  I made this one a week or so ago, using both the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Colour Q challenges.  This colour combination is just stunning, I love the way that the Crumb Cake softens the Razzleberry designer paper.

Stamps: Pedal Presents, Typeset Numbers (long retired) and Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Prints, Watercolour Paper, Pocketful of Posies DSP, Crew Kids Boy DSP (retired).

Other: Trio Flower Punch, Rhinestones, Circle Punches.


Jessie’s Birthday Card


Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog.  I got a ‘real’ job when Emma started school, and it has been seriously interfering with my card making and sewing time.

Emma had a roller skating party a while back, and as luck would have it I worked 6 days and had to come home on Saturday and whip up a card for the birthday girl.  Apologies for the blurry iphone photo, but I am glad that I snapped a pic of this card because it was a great quick and easy one.

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Grunge Rock

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White

Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Sarah DSP (long retired).

Other: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Wide Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Designer Frames embossing folder, Wisteria twine, button.

Thanks for looking,


Chloe’s Birthday Card!


My sweet Miss Relle is turning 9 tomorrow, and since she adores horses her card had to feature a horse.  I’ve used Pony Party many times for her cards, I wanted to use a different horse! lol!

I managed to take a photo of this card without Chloe seeing it, so I thought I would share this one a day early.  I found a silhouette image of a horse in google and printed it out on printer paper.  Then I cut it out, and traced around it onto the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment designer series paper from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  I cut this horse out, and using some tombow attached it to a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.  THEN I cut the horse out again, leaving a thin Poppy Parade border around it.

The background behind the horse has been stamped using the Candle Crazy builder wheel in Poppy Parade ink.  Every layer has been sponged with Soft Suede ink to create a vintage appearance.  I think the rest of it is pretty self explanatory, but if you have any questions please ask 🙂  Now I have to go and make a chocolate horseshoe cake, in Black Caviar racing colours!!!  Wish me luck.



Cottage Wall Revisited


One of the most viewed posts on my blog is one that I wrote almost 2 years ago.  It features a set of cards I made for a class using the gorgeous Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.  I still have quite a bit of that paper left (I bet you’re surprised 🙂 ) so I decided to make up another set of cards using it.

Card #1 features a Confetti White base, a layer of Rich Razzleberry and some gorgeous striped Cottage Wall DSP.  I’ve stamped the main image from Field Flowers in Rich Razzleberry ink, and it has been layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock.

Card #2 has a Rich Razzleberry base.  I’ve stamped the entire base using the thong image from Sunny Fun and Rich Razzleberry ink. The main image (also from Sunny Fun) has been coloured using Stampin’ Up! markers.  I die cut the brackets using the Hearts and Brackets die.  The greeting ‘Celebrate’ is from the Topsy Turvy Celebration set.

Card #3 has an Old Olive base, topped with a layer of Certainly Celery cardstock.  A Top Note die cut in the white/green polka dot print from the Cottage Wall pack is a perfect accent layer.  The cute hot air balloon images are from Up, Up and Away and have been stamped in Peach Parfait ink.

And finally, card #4 has a Certainly Celery card base.  I’ve stamped the Fine Flourish image in Certainly Celery ink.  A piece of the cute butterfly and flower Cottage Wall DSP accents the base of the card.  I also added 4 butterflies which I cut using Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Hope these provided you with some inspiration to dig out some retired paper and actually make something with it! lol!  I’ve added these cards, along with some kits to make them, to my etsy shop.

















Just Add ColourQ


I was blog hopping and came across the latest ColourQ challenge, and totally fell in love with the colours.  Since my mojo has gone missing after 9 days straight of sick kids (Em has the bug now…) I decided to combine it with the latest Just Add Ink sketch challenge.








See those gorgeous colours???  They make me think of summer, it’s a distant memory in my brain but I cannot wait to see it again!  AND, they match my new blog colours!  I hope to pair these colours up with a couple of sketch challenges I came across today, but since the Just Add Ink challenge ends tonight, I chose to use that first.

I had to change the challenge as I don’t have any Bermuda Bay ink or cardstock, so I’ve swapped it for Tempting Turquoise.  There are a couple of new ink colours on this card, can you see them?

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar

Ink: Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo

Paper: Confetti White, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Hoppy Memories (from a retired Simply Scrappin’ Kit)

Other: Mat Pack, Tempting Turquoise buttons, Linen Thread, Crumb Cake Marker, Timeless Type Junior Sizzlit Alphabet.

Thanks for visiting!


Splitcoast Colour Challenge 335


Wow – three posts in a week, hope you have recovered from the shock of it all 🙂

It’s been a busy week here, two sick kiddos, several birthdays and one hubby with a squished new car {(luckily he wasn’t in it) – to the genius truck driver in the Bunnings Narre Warren car park, how on earth could you not see a bright red car???}

Anyway, I needed another 10th birthday card this week, and decided to use the Splitcoaststampers Colour Challenge #335 – Kraft, Red, Yellow (and green).  To make it even easier, I CASEd a layout from the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.  If you have the catalogue in your hands, the card I CASEd is on the top of page 34.

Cool huh?  I was pretty happy with this card (although that WAS after a glass of wine…)  This one would be super easy to customise for the recipient in any colour and wheel.

Stamps: Solid Stripes, Bring on the Cake, Birthday Builder Wheel, Candle Crazy Builder Wheel, In Stitches Jumbo Wheel.

Ink: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Other: Scallop Trim Punch, Petite Pennants Punch, Timeless Type Junior Sizzlit Alphabet, Celery Brad, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Ribbon from Dress-Up Originals (retired), bamboo skewer.


Kim’s Birthday Card and a sneak peek!


Don’t fall off your chair there 🙂  Yes, I’m actually posting a card on my blog today.

This is the first card I have made since my last post almost 3 months ago.  I couldn’t get away with choosing a birthday card for Kimberley from my stash since she has seen them all.   I had some brand new goodies to play with too which made this card lots of fun.  As I was unwell and left my card making until the last minute, I have cased the design for Kim’s card from Nichole Heady’s blog.  I saw a card very similar to this a few months back and loved it.

Some of the items I’ve used are from the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which begins on September 1st.  If you would like a copy to drool over, please email me.

Stamps: Ornate Blossom, Delicate Doilies, Up, Up & Away and Zoo Review

Ink: Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon, Basic Black, Whisper White

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, Melon Mambo Button, Linen Thread, Blender Pens, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sewing Machine, Pinking Shears

Thanks for visiting – I plan on being back much sooner next time!


Happy Birthday Miss Chloe!


Happy Birthday to my sweet, horse loving, music loving {EIGHT} year old girl 🙂

I can only share a little of her birthday card with you today because it’s part of February’s Creative Crew challenges on Splitcoaststampers – and it’s not up on Splitcoast until midday US time.   I have set up a post for tomorrow which shows the full card.

I’m off to go and enjoy my girl’s birthday with her!

Card kits for sale


I came up with this set of cards the other week when I was trying to see just how far I could stretch the remnants of my pack of Hand Drawn Designer Series Paper (from the last Stampin’ Up! catalogue).

As luck would have it, I had more than enough DSP to make up 10 kits for these cards. I’m selling the kits for just $10 each, including postage within Australia.  The Hand Drawn DSP is perfect for either female/male cards and looks great with a large variety of stamp sets.

Each card kit includes precut cardstock, embellishments (like the die cut butterflies and scallop edged border), ribbon, envelopes and brads.  You will also receive a sheet of basic instructions, and you’re free to email me if you have any further questions regarding the assembly.  The kits DO NOT include any stamped images because of copyright restrictions.  You will also need your own basics like adhesives and scissors to finish up the cards.

I have just 10 of these kits available – if you would like to get your hands on one, please email me or give me a call on 0425 815 857!