Tuesday, 25 October 2016


I just looked at my calendar and today my grandson James is 8 months old and he is a happy little man. I spend every Thursday looking after him and it's a delight I have to say. But today October 25th, also marks 8 weeks till Christmas and it is time to get a start on your Christmas cards if you haven't done so already.

So I thought I would share one of my Christmas creations with you, using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits. All products on the card are by Stampin' Up! apart from the little frame that showcases the greeting.

It's a little hard to see here but the red and green ornaments have been stamped in Versamark and embossed with Real Red and Emerald Envy Glitter. The white ornament was die cut using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The gold background card was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and the card is trimmed with Gold Sating and White Organza ribbon.

I head off to New Zealand on November 12th for a wedding in Queenstown. I am looking forward to visiting the South Island but not too sure about the weather as I have a feeling it is going to be quite cool!  I will be away for two weeks so if you want to order supplies for your Christmas creations or any other creations, please have your orders to me by Tuesday November 1st so that I can get them to you before I leave.

Happy Stamping


Thursday, 13 October 2016


My long time crafty friend, Kerrie Gurney and I share the same birthday month so this morning I thought I would share the cards that we made for each other this year. 

Here is the card I received from Kerrie; she knows pink is my favourite colour, so pretty much every year there is some pink on my card. I love everything about my card this year; the little touch of pearls, the gorgeous paper and the pretty flowers. I particularly love the layout and how balanced it is ... Librans love balance :) 

... and here is the card that I made for Kerrie. I know she is a lover of all things shabby chic so I went out of my comfort zone and created this card for her with a little help from a sketch found on Pinterest. I did use some Stampin' Up! product  on my card; Sahara Sand card was used for the base card, Always Artichoke for the leaves, Champagne Glimmer Paper for the tiny butterflies and Shimmery White card was used for the Doily die cut border and the spotted embossed section.

You can see more of Kerrie's stunning creations by clicking over to her blog

Thank you Mrs G ... same time next year!!!

Happy Stamping everyone.