cards, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!


I wanted to share this special card with you.  I made this yesterday for my beautiful daughter Carlie who was confirmed last night.  It is a special day for her as she publicly declares her faith.  I am proud of the beautiful young lady she is becoming.  Just like an emerging butterfly ……. (is that a bit corny??)

Here is the card.  Initially I was CASING a card from Pinterest but it took a different direction.  Sometimes that happens. 😉


The centre flowery image is from ‘I Think You’re Great’.  I haven’t used that stamp set in a while.  I was looking for a flourish type stamp in my collection and saw this set and thought I would dust it off.  I inked it first in Blushing Bride and then sponged the centre with Watermelon Wonder.  Then I stamped it on the Whisper White card.  I had already gold embossed the Congratulations (from ‘Timeless Love’) on the card as I was going to do something else, so I was really nervous doing this BUT hey, it’s just card right.  We can just try again. 🙂  I cut the butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlets in Gold Foil Sheets.

I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base to keep it crisp and fresh.  It just needed some gold sequins on it to finish I think.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day in your part of the world.


3D projects, cards, Convention, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, swaps


I have finally had a chance to go through my swaps and take photos.  I thought you might like to see them. There are some great ideas. I have grouped them to help you see them.  If you would like a closer view of one or to know about it more then let me know.

Butterflies are always popular!


Flowers of all types!


I took photos of these next 2 separately to show you as I liked these ideas.

On the left is a collage card.  I have been wanting to try one of these.  One on the right is a triple layer stamped card using ovals.  It looks great!  (I will give this one a go too).


A variety of cards here.


Some ideas for the men!


These are gift card holders, tea bag holder and little tags.  Check out the black dress.


I had to take a close-up of the dress.  It is using the Bow punch.  How clever!


Some little treat holders. Very cute!


Tags and bookmarks


There you go.  Thanks to those people who swapped with me. There are some great ideas for you to try.  What is your favourite??  What will you try first?? I think I will need to grab my bow punch and try the dress out.

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I am still in Brisbane at the moment at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  I have this post scheduled so you don’t miss me too much.  🙂  I made this card a couple of months ago and realised I hadn’t shown it to you yet.  This is using the gorgeous set “Papillion Potpourri”.  I CASED this from Splitcoaststampers.


I love the combination of Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I have added Summer Starfruit for a little punch!!  Just a brief post today but I hope you like the card.

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I realised I hadn’t shown you this card.  I made this quite a few months ago.  I think it got filed away with the busyness of Christmas, Sale-A-Bration and Seasonal Catalogue.  Here it is now for you.


I was playing around with some new products at that time – Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starburst Incolors.   I even broke out my Daydream Medallions set!  I think this was the first time I used Papillion Potpourri too.  On the butterfly I stamped it in Raspberry Ripple and used the Aquapainter to pick up some ink from the inkpad to lightly colour it.  I layered the butterfly on a Whisper White Circle which I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  You can’t see in the photo but I stamped a smaller medallion from Daydream Medallion on the Summer Starburst card with Illuminate ink.  It gives it a nice shimmer. The greeting is from Curly Cute and stamped in Raspberry Ripple. I used some Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon to finish it off.  I really liked the finished result.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Stop be again soon.