Friday, 16 October 2009


One of my lovely customers who is also a lovely friend .. hi Lynne :) .. gave me a really cute card for my birthday. It had three gorgeous little handbags on it and I do LOVE handbags. I loved the card so much I decided to case it. Now my card is mostly the same as Lynne's I just change the colours and put different bling on it.

I am absolutely loving Parisian Breeze. I love the colours and textures in this card and I will be disappointed when it retires ... better order more before it does.

Both the Bag and the Card are created with the same Stampin' Up! products, here's what I used.

Base card is Chocolate Chip and other card used is Confetti White, Kraft and Baja Breeze. Ink colours are Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.

I've used a few punches .. 3.5cm Square, 3.5cm Circle, Small and Large Ovals, Scallop Oval, Horizontal Slot (you can't see this but I used it on the bag to thread the ribbon through)  Scallop Edge, Eyelet Border, Round Tab and Boho Blossoms. I just love my punches. Never used them years ago in my card creations, but am addicted to them now. To finish off, I used  the Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and the bling is from the fabulous Pretties Kit. All product on the card is from Stampin' Up!

Now I should also tell you that the original card was cased from somewhere on Split Coast Stampers, but I have no idea where.

I'm sure the ladies who are going to make these items tomorrow will love them. Have a nice day everyone.

Sunday, 11 October 2009


I did a class a few weeks back and if you remember I posted a Spring Card that we did at the class. Now I've been a bit busy and never got time to post a picture of the other card that we made. It was a Side Step Card.

We made it using Metric Measurements so that you can get two cards still out of a piece of A4. When I was scoring the card I did it incorrectly so I ended up with a larger side on my Side Step card and I actually liked having the bigger surface to work with. I made two cards and the Cupcake Card is the one we did in the workshop.

Here it is:

Confetti White is the base card here and you can see that I've used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip also. The stamp set is Crazy for Cupcakes and I've used Pink Pirouette Designer Series Paper together with Pink Pirouette double Stitched Grosgrain and Pink Taffeta ribbons. The little word banner was stamped and then hand cut. I would love to tell you that I used the Oval punches to punch the words out but alas they did not fit the curve. I also used the Stampin' Write Markers to colour in the candle and the sprinkles on the cake.

Now here is the other card with the correct size Side Step:

The base of this card is Confetti Cream and other cards are Barely Banana, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst and Very Vanilla. Images are from Fifth Avenue and Great Friend. I've used the Scallop and Large Oval Punches and Stampin' Write Markers.


Over the last week I have been busy doing three Christmas SAS's. I have also been making quite a lot of cards using the Tree Trimmings set to five the girls lots of ideas.

Now that the SAS's are over I would like to share the cards that we made with the Tree Trimmings set available in the current Stampin' Up! Spring Mini.

With my SAS this time, everyone had to pre-purchase the set and it was included in the price of the actual SAS. It made it so much easier as everyone had their own set to work with on the day and the girls loved it as they had the stamp set to take home at the end of the day.

Now the most important tool that we used in this SAS was the Stamp-a-ma-jig. We used it on both cards and it was a big hit as everyone now knows how to used it properly and really it is an invaluable tool with stamping and card making. I highly recommend that it be a part of everyone's basic tool kit. Also you should purchase some Card Stock Vellum and then you can stamp up a template for each one of your stamp sets and leave it in the case with the actual set.

The base card of the above card is Baja Breeze and the other card uses wais Whisper White, Night of Navy and Kiwi Kiss. Ink colours are exactly the same except the bows were done with Basic Black. Punches were Scallop Oval, Large Oval and the Horizontal Slot punch. The Stampin' Around Wheel is Baroque Border and we got it lovely and straight using the Wheel Guide. Ribbon is Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain. It's a bit hard to see but I also used Dazzling Diamonds on the Baja Breeze bauble.

The base card on this one is Not Quite Navy and then we used Whisper White also. Ink is also Not Quite Navy and the bow was done with Going Grey. Punches were the 1.1/4" and 1.3/8" Squares and the Fabulous Eyelet Border Punch. The original card had 1/4" White Grosgrain on it but I changed mine this morning and put 1"  White Organdy on it. This is not a Stampin' Up! ribbon but I think it looks way better with a larger bow on it then the original woosie knot that we did in the SAS. Sorry to all the ladies who came to my SAS's but you are most welcome to rip yours off and change them also ... if you would like. Also hard to see on this card is the bling. There are three diamantes on the bauble itself. Ooh and the gorgeous letters are from the Lovely Letters Stampin' Up! set.


Well Last Saturday 3rd October was my birthday. The years are getting way to many to mention these days, so I just like to enjoy my special day or should I say week. It's still ongoing and tonight is the last night and we are off to Paul and Kristii's house for dinner.

Just thought that you might like to see some of the hand made cards that I received for my birthday.

Now the next photo is interesting ... a couple of my friends both went away on a stamping retreat. I couldn't go as it was Paul's 30th birthday and we had the party at our house. Those photos I'll share later!

See the two black and white cards ... great minds think alike!

Thank you to all my wonderful friends for taking the time to make me such lovely cards.

Also if you click on the cards you will get a larger image and be able to see them a little better then in this post.