Saturday, 28 November 2009


Hi Everyone

Just got back from a week's holiday down the beach. The weather was fab, the unit was great ... I shopped, ate, drank and caught up with friends, it was wonderful.

But I"m home now and I thought you might like to see the gifts that I made for the girls who were in my Stamp Club over the last six months.

Each of the girls received a personalised mini Visual Art Diary, a hand stamped mini shopping bag and a little parcel of ribbon, a sponge and a selection of all the brads and clips in the catalogues. The above book was for Julie and the paper was from the Bella Rose range.

These books were for Tina and Dina. The paper on Tina's was from Urban Oasis and on Dina's I used Parisian Breeze.

On Sandra's bag I used paper from Tea Party.  You will notice that all the photos were taken in different places. This is because I forgot to get photos of some of the books before I gave them away, so the girls kindly took a photo and sent them to me.

Now this card was for Francie .... who's a pink girl and the paper on this book was Sweet Always.

Now the last book was from Diane, but unfortunately I haven't heard from her as yet, although I did take a photo on my phone but I have no idea how to download it to the computer. So I thought I would show the book I made for my friend Kerrie for her birthday.


There were no papers used on Kerrie's book because I wanted to do it in red and purple. The stamps are the Baroque Border standard wheel. and the red spots are from the Polka Dot background stamp.

All the initials are from Lovely Letters and the punches were the Scallop Circle and the 1.1/4" and 1.3/8" Circle Punches and also the Eyelet Border and Scallop Border punches. All ribbons are by Stampin' Up! as well.

I know that the girls liked them and if you would like to be a part of my next Stamp Club, then please contact me to find out when the next Club commences.

Happy Stamping

Monday, 16 November 2009


Hi Everyone

Recently I was away on a retreat hosted by the lovely Kim Gavarra, and one of the challenges contained a bag with red card, a sample of the Riding Hood Read Patterns DSP, some natural Hemp Twine, 3 silver Brads and some Riding Hood Red ribbon. Here is the card that I came up with:

Now I never really liked Holiday Lineup until I sat down, stamped it out and coloured it ... I have to say it is a really "cute" stamp set. I just love the quirky expressions on the faces of the snowmen, not to mention the elves and the reindeers. Thank you to Belinda for letting me borrow her set!

Colours used were Riding Hood Red, card paper and ink ... to watercolour. Stamps sets were Holiday Lineup and Best Yet. Also used the small and large tag punches and the Spiral punch.The silver eyelet was set with my Crop-a-dile and a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds here and there on the black embossed image.

Thursday, 12 November 2009


A couple of months ago I did a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack here and made some patchwork cards, so I thought I would share them with you.

This first one is pretty simple. I just punched out squares from different papers in the Holiday Treasures DSP. I then stamped out an image from Punches Three and punched it out using the Scallop Square and mounted it onto Old Olive and then Chocolate Chip Card. The base card is Ruby Red and the ribbon is 5/8" grosgrain Chocolate Chip.

The papers in this card are exactly the same as the first one and the stamp set is Season of Joy. I punched out the paper with a non Stampin' Up! 1" square punch and glued them to some white card then traced the Top Note Template on the back and cut it out and them mounted it onto Old Olive card.The ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon.

I hope to post some more Christmas cards soon. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, 10 November 2009


With everything that has been happening in my life over these last few weeks, I really haven't had time to think about Christmas this year. In fact I still don't want to think about it.

We lost a very close friend a couple of weeks ago (the reason for my long absence) and it's made both Greg and I have a bit of a rethink as to what really are the important things in life. Life is such a fragile thing and none of us know how long we are here for so live every day to the fullest, enjoy every moment and love unconditionally. We will do it for Graham!

But life does go on and here I am back again. This time with a photo of some gift certificates that I have created for two friends to give to a very special lady for her birthday.

Papers used in the top sample were Raspberry Tart  Card stock was Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink and Kiwi Kiss. The lower certificate used Haiku Designer Series Papers and the card used ws Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and So Saffron. Accessories were Scallop Circle Punch and the small and Large Circle Punches. Brad was from Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads.

Following is a couple of closeups of the belly bands.


A little while ago I stamped up some images from Sense of Time and they have been sitting in a folder until now.

This is the card that I put together for my son's birthday. Jay is 27 years old now and has his own home and settled with Natalie and Amelia. He's a pretty laid back boy and loves his sport.

The card used was Confetti Cream, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Sahara Sand. Accessories were Very Vanilla 5/8 Grosgrain Ribbon, Small and Large Circle Punches and brads.


Hello Everyone

Stampin' Up! have provided demonstrators with a new online personalized website each. You can view mine by clicking on the gorgeous image of the cute little blue boxes on the right hand side of my blog.

You will be able to see projects, current specials and my Stampin' Up! events. Also If you are interested in becoming a Demonstrator you are now able to join online with just the click of a button.

It's very easy with no forms to fill out or send away and you’ll receive your demonstrator number straight away and your starter kit is ordered straight away as well.  And there is a special reason join right now!

"Sign up as a demonstrator before December 31st and Stampin’ Up! will give you you a pack of 12×12 Raspberry Tart paper and a Pretty In Pink ink pad for FREE and they will also donate $5 per new demonstrator to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!"

Hope you enjoy this new site and perhaps it will be updated more regularly than this blog.  It's okay I promise I am not abandoning my web site stay tuned for some postings in the next day or so.