Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards - Wedding

Steppin’ it up!

I threw together a few ideas for this card and I think it turned out pretty well. I love the colour way, it’s so soft and pretty – Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Hello Honey. The ribbon was from the SAB pack but it fitted quite well. The front panel is popped up on dimensionals but the flower stamped piece was adhered straight onto the card front.


The quilt like pattern down the bottom was created by lightly drawing a grid pattern then stamping the wee flower on the intersecting points. Then I used my Paper Piecing tool and templates to pierce along the lines around the flowers. I added stitching marks with my Tip Top Taupe marker. Heres a closer look at the stamped panel.


Cards - General, Cards Fancy Folds, Paper Flowers, Punch Art

Flowerpots and Fun Days

Just a quick reminder about tomorrows Fun Day. BYO stamps and projects, a plate for lunch and $5 for hall hire. Try out my Big Shot and I will do a couple of demonstrations during the day too.

I have been making a special order up this week. The lovely Nicky wanted some flowerpot cards. Take a look

Dont you love the flowers in Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder! I used some vellum paper to layer over the Butterflies to add a special touch. To punch this paper I put a sheet of computer paper with it otherwise the vellum jammed and ripped : (

The stamp set I’ve used is Cottage Garden. Here is the tag which slides inside the pot.



One word

and that would be SICK! I have  had a horrible dose of the Flu – knew I should have got a Flu shot in the holidays – and today is the  first day Ive felt even vaguely human. Anyway I will share a page I did last week that i was particularly pleased with.

The colours are fabulous Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze on Whisper White. The flowers I used are from the Cottage Garden Stamp Set and two of the sets from the last mini catalogue which I hope will return in the new catalogue when it is released in September.

The wee alphabet block is from the Level 2 Hostess set Cute by the Inch. i used  1 3/8″ circle punch to make a template to sponge the Baja Breeze dots on the Whisper White page and the White dots on the Baja Breeze circle in the middle

Right time for a granny nap now

Cards - General, Punch Art

Easter Swap Goodies Three.

Ok really its just the card I sent to Sharon and I thought you had enough to look at yesterday so saved it for today!

Another Punch Art Chicken which I used the owl punch to make and the Bunny using lots of Ovals and circles with the addition of  the leaf die from Birds and Blooms Sizzlits to make bunnies ears.

Something quite different and I guess you will either love it or hate it!

Cards - Birthday, Punch Art

Pussy in the Cottage Garden

My little niece turned Two last week and when I asked her Mum what she thought our wee one might like she replied as long as it had cats or flowers on it,  it would be fine.

Ok then Cats or Flowers Hmmmmmm

Alright I admit it I want to be her favourite Auntie so Cats AND Flowers!

This cat looks very much like my nieces cat Holly I used Sahara Sand Card and then splotch sponged with Creamy Caramel and added stripes with a stencil created by taking a V-shaped snip out of some paper. The white details and stripes I added with my trusty White Gel pen.

Punches I used to make the cat were:

Body and Head – Wide Oval

Ears – tall heart and small heart from Heart to Heart

Nose – 1/2″ circle cut into 1/4’s

Muzzle – 3/4″ Circle

Collar – Trimmed, double punched piece from Large Oval

Eyes – just and ordinary hole punch

For the background I used the swirl, butterfly, 3 flower  and solid flower from Cottage Garden and the leaf from Vintage Vogue. Ink colours are Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink and my very favourite but unfortunately retiring Taken with Teal. Good-bye my friend I will miss you BUT I can still use you all I like for 19 more days.

Blimey its only 20 more sleeps till the release of the NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue Have you Pre-ordered yours yet?  Customer s on my mailing list are able to preorder their catalogue for only $10 till the end of the month then they will be full price at $15.95. you can also earn one FREE if you place an order for  $150 or more OR if you Hostess your own in home workshop for you and your friends. Email me! to find out more.

Dont forget to place your order for any retiring cardstock, ink refills, accessories etc because these product will only be available till the end of the month then that’s it  – No more –  Check the update to see what has already SOLD OUT! and what is about to SELL OUT.

Cards - General

Facts and Figures

Want to know what’s popular right now?

Here are the top ten stamp sets from July 2010:

* 120003 Cottage Garden (clear-mount)

* 118592 Tiny Tags (clear-mount)

* 115770 Cheep Talk (wood-mount)

* 115860 A Rose is a Rose (wood-mount)

* 119163 Cottage Garden (wood-mount)

* 116386 Loads of Love (wood-mount)

* 116332 Playful Petals (wood-mount)

* 118598 Vintage Vogue (clear-mount)

* 111536 Wonderful Favourites (wood-mount)

* 117693 Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel

It is absolutely no surprise to me that Vintage Vogue + the Very Vintage  wheel and Cottage Garden are on the Top Ten list. They are great sets which I love using. And yes I have to admit I just bought Loads of Love. This month the list is a little skewed due to the Two Step stamping 20% off sale but even with that Vintage Vogue hung in there.

This is a Thank U card I made recently and its a BIG one (folded A4) I used the cottage Garden set to create a background for my birdies.

Other lists you might be interested in are the Last Chance List. You can find it on my SU website under Promotions by clicking HERE! or on the link in the right hand sidebar BUT heres what you need to know NOW:

Sold Out

A4 Close to Cocoa A4 cardstock

Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP

Stock Running Low

A Rose is a Rose p 78

Playful Petals p 86

Totally Tabs p 105

Short Order Alphabet p 121

Kraft A4 Cardstock (this colour will be returning to the new IB&C as Crumb Cake)

Real Red Stampin’ Around Cartridge

Pop up Glue Dots p 154

The following Stock in its  current pack size is running low

Basic Black 12X12 cardstock

Basic Black A4 Cardstock

Basic Grey A4 Cardstock

Sahara Sand A4 Cardstock

All stock on the Last Chance List is WHILE STOCKS LAST so when its gone that’s it! Have you ordered the ink refills and cardstock for those retiring colours yet? Email me! to order now.

Cards Fancy Folds, Promotions

Do the 2 Step and save!

Yipee I was so excited when I saw this months special from Stampin’ Up!®.

2 Step Stamping Sets.

These are so much fun and give you even more options for trying different colours together. Now Im so excited about this Im throwing in another class for this month on, you guessed it …2 step stamping. Order any of these sets before the class and you get the class for only $5.  So when is it? Saturday July 31st at 1 pm

Choose from the following stamp sets:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
116386 39 Loads of Love $46.95 $37.56
116342 42 Big Bold Birthday** $63.95 $51.16
115860 78 A Rose is a Rose** $77.95 $62.36
116332 86 Playful Petals** $62.95 $50.36
115770 98 Cheep Talk $56.95 $45.56
115946 115 Wonderful Favourites $46.95 $37.56
119187 14* Tiny Tags (wood-mount) $45.95 $36.76
118592 14* Tiny Tags (clear-mount) $36.95 $29.56
119163 31* Cottage Garden (wood-mount) $38.95 $31.16
120003 31* Cottage Garden (clear-mount) $30.95 $24.76

*From 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
**Retiring stamp sets!

No minimum  purchase, No limits either so  get one or get them all!

I was lucky enough to borrow the Cottage Garden set and here’s a card I made with it.

This is a design I adapted from one that the lovely Sheri taught on Swap Sisters last Sunday. It’s  something a little different and uses my new ink pad in Elegant Eggplant, the swirl from Baroque Motifs and of course the TopNote die. I popped up the flowers with Dimensionals which are fabulously useful little things. Email me! if you would like to order any of these sets and secure your 2 Step Stamping class spot for only $5.