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Friday, November 28, 2008



Folded Shirt Cricket Card
Here is the Cricket card I promised yesterday,this was a little bit of a challenge as I did not have any Cricket paper.This card is meant to represent the English Cricket Team,so the only colours I could use were Blue,Red and White.My husband did draw the side panels for the shirt and cut them out for me........LOL.......he likes getting involved occasionally,but hasn't made a full card yet.If he needs to give me a card, he usually sneaks it from ones I have already made.......a bit cheeky........there is nothing like getting your own card back......it's a laugh everytime.I am going to have a great time Saturday making Christmas cards with my nephew and his girlfriend and decorating a tin with my friends on Sunday.I hope you all have a crafty weekend.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Just Cricket and Wonderful Favourites
Paper - Stampin'Up! Night of navy,Real red and Whisper White
Ink - Stampin'Up!Night of Navy and Real Red
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels One,3d foam squares,Dimensional Magic,white Gel Pen,Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder and Zip'eCuts alphabet set Recess

Thursday, November 27, 2008



60th Birthday Soccer Card
A different card to show you today,I was asked to make a birthday card to represent an English Soccer(Football) Team.I wasn't sure where to start,I had no Soccer Stamps so the only other idea I had was to fold a shirt.So I used Cambria Turnbow's(another talented lady) shirt tutorial and tried to replicate the Soccer shirt,this is as close as I could get to the shirt and colours.I am pleased with how it turned out,my husband did help with one part, he has to draw and cut out the designs for the shirts,I am not very good at drawing.He does like to check out the designs and give his opinion some good, some not so good.........LOL.......Tomorrow I will post the Cricket card.Happy Crafting.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Wonderful Favourites
Paper - Stampin'Up! Basic Black and Whisper White c/s,Bazzill c/s,Paper Pizazz soccer print
Ink - Stampin'Up! Brilliant Blue
Accessories - Cuttlebug embossing folder Spots & Dots,whit gel pen,Jesse James Soccer button,Stampin'Up! Tab punch,Demensional magic and Zip'eCuts die cut letters Recess

Monday, November 24, 2008



House of Mouse - Sunny Side Up
This is the only other House of Mouse stamp I have managed to use so far,most of the stamping I have been doing lately is Christmas cards,which is not a bad thing.All of my Christmas cards are finished and I can now create anything.Don't get me wrong I love making Christmas cards,but after making so many it is nice to move on to something else.Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.
Stamps - House of Mouse Sunny Side up,Stampin'Up!think Happy Thoughts.
Paper - Sassafrass Lass,Stampin'Up! Certainly celery DP,Summer Sun,Certainly Celery and Whisper White c/s
Ink - Stampin"Up! Markers and classic ink pads Certainly Celery,Mellow Moss,Barely Banana,Summer Sun,Pumpkin Pie,Creamy Caramel,Blush Blossom and Basic Black
Accessories - Stampin'Up! Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon,Horizontal Slot Punch,Scallop Punch,Square Nestabilities,Circle punches,Crop-a-dile and Dragonfly brad

Sunday, November 23, 2008



Altered Tin
There is a story with this tin,a good friend of mine wanted to decorate one of these tins to store some cards in and asked if we could get together and make one,as you can see I said yes.I decided that a few of us should get together and now there are six friends coming to my place next weekend(we are going to have lots of fun),the only problem was I had never made one before.....LOL.....So here is my first altered tin and I was quite surprised at how easy it was.I hope you all like it and are looking forward to making one.
Stamps - Stampin'Up!Wild Rose
Paper - Stampin'Up! DP Recollections(retired) and Very Vanilla c/s
Ink - Stampin'Up!Always Artichoke,Mellow Moss,Bravo Burghandy and Ruby Red
Accessories - Various matching ribbons, Bella chipboard miniz and Dimensional magic

Friday, November 21, 2008


House of Mouse - Flower Drop
This birthday card is one I made a while ago and as I have no new creations today,you get to see it.I really love House of Mouse stamps they are just the cutest, I do have a few I haven't had a chance to use yet. Even though I have joined Stampin'Up! and really love their products, I don't want to limit myself to one brand.There are so many beautiful stamps and papers etc available, why not use them all. So Happy crafting.
Stamps - House of Mouse-Flower Drop and Stampin'Up!Think Happy Thoughts
Paper - Stampin'Up!Old Olive and Pretty in Pink c/s,DP not sure
Ink - Stampin'Up!Old Olive,Mellow Moss,Pretty in Pink,Blush Blossom,Basic Grey and Orchid Opulence
Accessories - My Inspiration ribbon,Trimmings button,Cuttlebug embossing borders-Just My Type,Kindyglitz and Stampin'Up!Scallop punch.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



Season of Joy
This set never appealed to me when it came out and I decided I was not going to buy it,but after seeing so many beautiful cards made with it I decided that I had to have it.I received the set last week and here is my first card with it,I am really pleased with it and am looking forward to using the rest of the stamps.If you want this set and Designer Paper they are only available until the 30th November.
It is hard to see but the middle Christmas Tree has been popped up using 3d foam and it also has Dazzling Diamonds on the swirls.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Season of Joy
Ink - Stampin'Up!Always Artichoke,River Rock and Purely Pomegranite
Paper - Stampin'Up! Holiday Harmony DP,Always Artichoke,River Rock and Very Vanilla c/s
Accessories - Stampin'Up! two way glue pen,Dazzling Diamonds, Large Oval punch and Scallop punch.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Snowflake Spot
This card is very simple to make and I think quite stunning,I have embossed the snowflakes in Holographic embossing powder,which you cannot see.Taking a photo of this card to show the embossing was difficult so I gave up in the end.If you could see the card in real life the embossing is very shiny and has some glitter in it.
Now I love using the Cuttlebug embossing folders,I find though that they do not cover a whole card front and they are only smaller by about 0.5cm. I couldn't add ribbon to the bottom of the card to cover it,so as you can see I have only used a portion of the embossing folder on this card, and finished it off with embossing lines with my Scor Pal. Thanks for stopping by to look and have a fantastic day.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! The Snowflake Spot and Many Merry Messages
Inks - Stampin'Up! Bashful Blue and Regal Rose
Paper - Stampin'Up! Bashful Blue and Whisper White c/s
Accessories - Stampin'Up! Tab Punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder Christmas Ornaments, Silver eyelets,silver cord,X Press it 3d foam tape,Sugarloaf Products Holographic embossing powder and Scor Pal
Card Organiser

This card organiser is one I had seen on many blogs and wanted to have a go at making it,now I only stick to cardmaking and scrapbooking,so this was going to be something new for me.Now having made this organiser,I would have to say I had fun making it and will be having a go at other projects so keep an eye out.You can get the tutorial off Dannies Designs,so if I can make it so can you.

Stamps - Stampin'Up! Tart and Tangy

Ink - Stampin'up! Markers

Paper - Stampin'Up! Summer picnic DP,Old olive and Real Red c/s

Accessories - Stampin'Up! Jumbo eyelets,Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8" and Crop-A-Dile

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks
I'm still here,it has just been a hectic week and Christmas seems to be creeping up on us.This is a beautiful set it came with my demonstrators kit and this is the first time I have had a chance to use it.
I also wanted to use some of the Rose Red DSP,I am not sure if this paper works in well with the card,but I still like it.Once my camera batteries are charged,I should be able to upload some more Christmas cards for you.Have a relaxing evening.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Heartfelt Thanks, One of a Kind and French Script b/g
Paper - Stampin'Up! Rose Red Designer series paper and c/s Very Vanilla,Rose Red,Regal Rose,Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss
Ink - Stampin'Up! Rose Red,Regal Rose,Always Artichoke,Mellow Moss and So Saffron
Accessories - Stampin'Up! Scallop punch, Organza ribbon, Spellbinder Nestabilities Ovals and Kaiser pearls

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Casing Moonlight Inker
Moonlight Inker is another favourite blog I visit (I have my favourites listed) this lady does amazing cards.I noticed a card on one of my visits and knew I had to give it a go, vintage cards are a favourite of mine, but they can sometimes be daunting or out of your comfort zone(as Moonlight Inker puts it).In my opinion I think she has done a fantastic job,I love it.
This is what I came up with,the colours are the same, though I have used more green.I have not added embellishments other than the Kaiser pearls,they did not seem to work on my card like Moonlight Inkers.I am pleased with the card and love how it turned out.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Wild Rose,Carte Postale,One of a Kind and French Script b/g
Paper - Stampin'Up! c/s Always Artichoke,Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla
Ink - Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke,Mellow Moss,Bravo Burghandy,Ruby Red and Creamy Caramel
Accessories - Spellbinder Nestabilities Ovals and Kaiser pearls

Saturday, November 8, 2008



Spinning a yarn
I was asked by some friends if I could make a Hens Night card,I had no idea what I was going to do as I had never heard of this before.I remembered seeing a chicken card on Pickled Paper Designs,so I went and had a look to see if i could get the name of the stamp and it was Penny Black - Spinning a yarn and I purchased the stamp.
With inspiration from Pickled Paper Designs(she is a very talented lady),this is the end result.It was an A4 sheet of cardstock folded in half,it had to be big enough for everyone to write inside and for me to make it personalised on the front.I really enjoyed making this card and the girls loved it.
Stamps - Penny Black Spinning a yarn
Paper - Stampin'Up! c/s Lovely Lilac,Summer Sun and Elegant Eggplant,Sassafrass Lass spotted DP
Ink - Stazon Black
Accessories - Stampin'Up! markers for colouring,white gel pen,ribbon,Kaiser Rhinestones,flowers,paper crimper,Fiskars water threading punch and Zip'eCuts Alphabet set in Recess.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Always
I love this set,when I saw it in the mini catalogue I knew I had to get it.It makes beautiful cards and also looks great on scrapbook pages.

When I started making this card I wanted a vintage/shabby chic look, I wasn't sure how it was going to look with only the two colours,most of my cards have more.I really like the end result.
Stamps - Stampin'Up! Always, Sincere Salutations and French Script B/C
Paper - Stampin'Up! c/s Very Vanilla and Soft Sky
Ink - Stampin'Up! Soft Sky and Tim Holtz Distress Ink antique linen
Accessories - cream grosgrain ribbon






Thursday, November 6, 2008


Scribble This Poinsettia Christmas Card

I had seen on a few blogs how to use the Stampin' Up! Scribble This flower to create a poinsettia.I don't know who originally came up with the idea,but I thought it was really clever and wanted to give it a go.Before even starting the card I knew what papers and colours I wanted to use, and that I wanted the poinsettia to look as realistic as possible.It was just the design I had to think about and this is what I came up with.I really like how it turned out.

The flower is first embossed and cut out,twice in red and once in green.Cut the leaves into seperate pieces,roll the red flowers on the underside and down around a smooth pen or pencil.You don't want them curling upwards and then layer them together.Once you have finished your card,add the Kindyglitz 3D.The kindyglitz does take a while to dry,I leave mine overnight to make sure.Enjoy making the card.

Stamps - Stampin' up! Scribble This and Many Merry Messages
Paper - Stampin' up! Dashing DP,Real Red ,Old Olive,River Rock and Very Vanilla C/S
Ink - Stampin' up! Real Red and Versamark
Accessories - Stampin' up! clear embossing powder,Red embossing powder,Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments embossing folder and Kindy Glitz 3D in Slick Yellow




Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Did I tell you I loved Bodacious Bouquet?

While I was posting I thought I would show you how versatile this stamp set is.I think it looks great in any colour.I don't usually use much yellow, but i was asked by a friend to make a card in yellow,as this was the Birthday Girls favourite colour.This was a bit of a challenge for me,but I think I got there in the end and I must say I quite like the card.These flowers were also stamped and cut out.

Stamps - Stampin' up! Bodacious Bouquet and So Very
Paper - Stampin' up! Whisper White, Yo Yo Yellow (didn't have any Summer Sun) and Orchid Opulence c/s
Ink - Stampin' up! classic inkpads Summer Sun, Orchid Opulence and Green Galore
Accessories - White organza ribbon, Zip'eCuts die cut letters in Recess and the Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Bodacious Bouquet

I just love this set of stamps,you can do so much with it.I actually love to stamp the flowers and cut them out, all of the flowers and leaves on this card have been stamped, cut out, distressed and moulded a little. The inspiration for this cards colours and sketch came from Just Give Me Stamps, she is one amazing lady and i love her work.

You will also notice that this was used as the blog header,i love it that much.

Stamps - Stampin' up! Bodacious Bouquet, Sincere Salutations, Sanded B/G, French Script B/G
Paper - Stampin' up! C/S Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel & Purely Pomegranite
Ink - Stampin' up! classic inkpads Chocolate chip, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranite, Always Artichoke & Mellow Moss
Accessories - Stampin'Up! Purely Pomegranite Satin Ribbon







New Creation

I have a new card to show you,while my husband is home he is making sure I can at least upload my own posts(blogger in training)......LOL.......and bear with me while I try to learn the blogger abbreviations.

I saw this colour combo on someones blog not sure who,it seemed an interesting colour combo and so I decided to give it a go.I wasn't sure on the card at first,but it seems to be growing on me.

Stamps - Stampin' up! Touch of nature,Short and Sweet,Floral B/G
Paper - Stampin' up! C/S Creamy Caramel,Elegant Eggplant & Certainly Celery
Ink - Stampin' up! Elegant Eggplant,Creamy Caramel,Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Stampin' up! Classy Copper embossing powder,Cuttlebug corner dies and watercolour pencils.


Monday, November 3, 2008


My First Blog Post

Hi all of you in blogging land,this is my very first blog and blog post and have been very nervous about it.I do have to firstly thank my wonderful friends and family for encouraging me to start a blog I love you all.So thanks to Sandra, Debbie, Katherine, Sue, Kellie, Michelle and Bec, also to my Darling Husband and two beautiful girls.

Well,I think I better give you something to look at now.I wanted to make an elegant black and white wedding card and I think I have achieved this.I hope you like my card and follow me on my cardmaking journey.

Cardstock - Stampin' up! Whisper White and Basic Black
Stamps - Stampin' up! Always and Stamp it On Your Wedding Day
Materials - Stampin' up! black embossing powder,Cuttlebug birds and swirls embossing folder,Fiskars water threading punch,organza ribbon and silver cord.
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