Our next door neighbours recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  It was such a great milestone I wanted to make a card to mark the great occasion.  It was a couple of weeks ago now but they have been away to celebrate so I have only just made them the card AND I really didn’t know what I was going to do for it.  I have been pondering on it for a while and I went searching and I still wasn’t sure.  Then I found this idea on SplitcoastStampers.  (Oh how I love that site.  It always gets you out of trouble!!!!).  I was inspired by a design I saw by sillyfilly there.  I liked the idea of using the Top Note die.  I dug out my poor neglected Baroque Motifs set.  This set always comes to the rescue too.  This is what I came up with.

CARD: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Gold card (non-SU!)

STAMPS:  Baroque Motifs.            INK: Marina Mist

OTHER: Top Note Die, Big Shot, Decorative Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Medium Sizzlits Die, Gold Cord (retired),

I even did the inside, although it is not very exciting!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your week is going well.  Stop by again soon.

Jenny xx



It has been a lazy weekend here for us.  It has been wet and cold all weekend.  Winter is fast approaching I think.  It was just the weather for creating!!  I have to say, I have spent most of the weekend trying to finish a double page scrap page and it was just not happening!  It was getting very frustrating.  Sometimes you have to walk away and hope that inspiration hits.  It has to happen quickly though, I just don’t have a lot of time this week and it has to get done. 

Let me ask all you scrappers out there: What do you start with – the photos or the layout?????  Just leave a comment, I would be interested to know.  Maybe I should work with the photos and pick a layout that suits these and not try to fit the photos to a layout I have???

Anyway, I do have a card to show you.  This one I made at our stamping get together the other week.  Yes, and I am just getting around to showing you now!!  This was a sketch challenge based on a ‘Clean and Simple’ Sketch from some time ago – and we only had 1/2 hour to do it. 

I got to use my Beautiful Butterfly BIGZ Die.  I cut one from Perfect Plum and another from Vellum.  I sponged the plum butterfly and adhered the vellum butterfly to it and added 3 adhesive pearls.  I have embossed the Whisper White strip with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  I’m thinking that should have been a bit narrower, but never mind now.  The swirl from ‘Elements of Style’ is stamped in Marina Mist onto the Marina Mist card.  The sentiment is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.  I punched it out with the Modern Label Punch and sponged the edges.  I punched another 2 from Perfect Plum and  cut one end off from each and then off-set them under the White one.  I added some pearls to this too.   It just adds a touch of elegance!

With Easter upon us next week I hope to show you some Easter projects this week.  If I have time!  We are going away next weekend for a week and there is still so much to do! 

I hope you have time to create this week!

Jenny xx