cards, Sale-A-Bration


Tomorrow is the last day of Sale-A-Bration for the year! Do you think this time has flown by too?  Crazy! I am squeezing in a couple of last minute Sale-A-Bration cards with you.

I have loved colouring this little chick from ‘Honeycomb Happiness’.  Isn’t his (or her) face sweet? This card I made a few weeks ago to send out to a few customers I haven’t heard from in a while.  The idea came from Pinterest.  I changed the size to make it a standard size card.


I have coloured the chick with the Hello Honey inkpad and aquapainter. I love how he is peeking out from the circle.  I cut 2 circles in Calypso Coral card and created a window frame for him. I have layered it on the Sale-A-Bration paper ‘Wildfower Fields’ and layered this to a Calypso Coral card mat and then a Thick Whisper White cared base. The card was finished off with some punched flowers using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and some Rhinestone bling.

This next card was made for a friend’s daughter who is not well.  I just thought I would cheer her up.  This card was also cased from Pinterest.

Kate's card

The chick is once again painted with the Inkpad (Daffodil Delight) and aquapainter.  I cut it out and raised it up off the card with dimensionals.  I stamped the balloon on the card and then stamped it again separately and raised it up.  The Designer Series Paper is from the ‘It’s My Party’ paper stack and matted on Black and then on the card base of Calypso Coral.  You can’t see it but I did add some Wink of Stella  sparkle on the balloon.

Don’t forget to get your last minute Sale-A-Bration orders in.  I am taking orders until 8pm tomorrow night or you can order online at my store HERE.

Thanks for visiting,


3D projects, Classes, Stampin' Up!


Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all.  I hope that the weekend will be a great one with those you love and that you remember the greatest act of Love we have been given as we celebrate this time.

Last post I shared some cute Easter baskets.  I thought I would share another Easter bag as well as some Easter tags.  It’s not too late to whip these up right! This bag and the basket from last post plus these 2 tags are ones we made at my Easter class last week.


This little treat bag was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest but you can find the tutorial HERE. It’s very easy to make.  For mine I decorated it with the chick from ‘Honeycomb Happiness’.  This is such a great image for Easter don’t you think?  I stamped it on Shimmery White and coloured it with the Crushed Curry inkpad and the aquapainter. I cut the image with the Circles Framelits and layered it on a Crushed Curry card cut with the ‘Deco Labels’ Framelits.  The strip of DSP is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I decided to stamp the greeting on Vellum in Black Stazon so it didn’t cover the chick too much. The greeting is from the ‘Easter Lamb’ stamp.  On the bag I punched the corners of the card with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and added a slit with the punch too. I embossed the card with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder too. Cute!

Inside there is a separate little box that you adhere to the inside.  It is so easy.


We made a similar tag.  This time I cut some of the DSP with the Deco Labels Framelits and I cut one with Whisper White as well to adhere together for added strength and also to have white card to write on the back.

I added a White Cotton Ribbon bow and some White Baker’s Twine to hang from it.


This next tag we made was using the Easter Lamb stamp.  So cute.  The lamb was stamped on Sahara Sand and coloured with the White Gel Pen after it was  cut with the Circles Framelits. I cut some DSP from the Bohemian DSP with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits and also a larger one from Bermuda Bay.  I tied through some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine. A little flower was added punched in Crushed Curry with the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch Pack. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I cut this one with the Bitty Banners Framelits.


Now you can whip these up in no time – or file them away for next year 😉

Have a lovely Easter time.  Visit again soon,



cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Workshops


On Saturday I had my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Launch.  I know that the catalogue has been around for nearly a month but with our School Holidays on it is a bit hard to get people together.  So it was Launch day on Saturday.  It was fun!  Thanks to all the lovely ladies who came and it was nice to see some new faces and some regular ladies too.

So what did we do?? Well, it was a party of course.  With all the fun party products in the catalogue, why wouldn’t we.  There was balloons and cake and treat bags for everyone. You know I got so busy and I forgot to take photos of everything. 😦  I will share what we did though.

I can show you the Treat Bags I made.  I was inspired by a couple of projects I had seen recently on Pinterest and shared by Stampin’ Up! too.

treat bags

These are 2 versions of them.  I have used some lunch bags and cut part way down the front and folded down the flap.  I added a strip of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP and then cut a strip of card with the star Thinlets from the Mini Treat Bags.  The cake from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped on white card and then it was cut with a mid-size Circle Thinlets. I added a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack, a Dot from the ‘It’s My Party’ Enamel Dots pack and finished off with a bow from either the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine.  The greeting from ‘Party Wishes’ was stamped down the bottom of the bag.

I filled the bag with some 6″x6″ pieces of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack and a square of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Of course there may have been some chocolate and other treats in there too. 😉

I had some different products set up to have a test run like the ‘Bloomin’ Heart Thinlets Die and Die Brush and the Confetti Embossing Folder and ‘Wink of Stella’ Brush. All good fun too.

Now for the Make and Take. I can’t take credit for these cards.  I CASED them from Janet HERE.  I loved how you can use the Rose Garden Thinlets as a mask. Everyone loved the idea too and started thinking of other dies that they could do this with.

sponged rose

For this card we cut the rose and leaves out from some Whisper White card. Then placing it on to a Whisper White card mat carefully sponge the Watermelon Wonder ink over the rose adding more ink to the centre.  Sponge the leaves with Mint Macaron. It doesn’t matter if the ink merges with each other or goes out of the lines.  It’s all part of the effect. We then embossed some dots in gold from ‘Timeless Textures’ and heat embossed the greeting from ‘Rose Wonder’ in gold too. The card piece was adhered to a Mint Macaron card base and the greeting was raised up with dimensionals.

I showed everyone then how to use the mask you have sponged. Don’t waste it, you can create another card. I have used ‘Timeless Textures’ again stamping in Sahara Sand on white card.  The greeting was stamped in black, cut with the framelit and sponged around the edge. This was all adhered to a card base in Watermelon Wonder.

sponged offcut

Here they are together.  A nice matching pair.

two cards

If you would like me to come and share some fun, creative ideas with you and your friends then let me know.  OK maybe not my international visitors. 🙂 With Sale-A-Bration there are lots of extra free products you can receive. Let’s fix a date now!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Visit again soon,


cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Workshops


I thought I would show you the Make and Takes we made at my launch last weekend.  I shared some of the fun in an earlier post.

Firstly, we made a bookmark showing the new Incolors and using the cute new set “Sprinkles of Life”.

The top of a strip of Whisper White (5cm x 21cm) was punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. One of the greetings was stamped in Memento Ink at the top.  How cute is this saying?? Right at the bottom the cone was stamped in Tip Top Taupe and then each ice-cream scoop stamped in a different colour.  There is a matching punch which we could have punched out the scoops but to keep it simple and quick they were just stamped directly on to the card.  Everyone could choose their colour of the new Incolor Dotted Lace Trim.


Now for the card. I changed my mind a few times with what we do leading up to this.  This card was inspired by a few cards I had seen on Pinterest.  Once again, each guest could choose their own colour.

This is using the set ‘I Think You’re Great’. The scallop lines were stamped in Delightful Dijon (or what they chose). The “hi” cloud was stamped in their matching base card colour and hand cut.The flowers were punched from Watermelon Wonder card using the small flower punch in the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack. A little bling and some white twine finished it off.  Now of course it’s nice to have a matching envelope.  So with the new Envelope paper we could make one using the Envelope Punch Board.


For some guests who didn’t like the “hi” on their card they could make an alternative in their chosen colour with the “Happy Birthday” from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’ set.  It was nice to have a matching envelope to go with it too. 🙂


Sorry if you missed my launch last weekend, I know for some people distance is an issue 😦  If you would like me to share some fun projects with you and your friends, why not invite me to come to your place and we can have some fun stamping together.  If you are further afield, then you can have a Catalogue Party yourself.  Collect some orders from your friends and send them to me.  I can have the orders sent back directly to you – and the bonus you still earn all the exciting little hostess benefits yourself.  You can check off some of those items on your Wish List – and get them for Free!! Do it!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today.  It’s nice to have you visit me from near and far.  Have a wonderful day xx



I made this card a month or 2 ago now and realised I hadn’t shown you.  I needed to wait until the special person had received it – and then well, I forgot to show you.  I made this card for a lovely friend of mine who had just achieved one of her dreams in life.  It has been exciting watching her work towards this goal over the last few years.  She kept this dream alive the whole time through all the obstacles and through all the steps needed to achieve it.  It was so wonderful the day she told me she had “done it!!!”.  I had to make a card to celebrate! 


This is very much her style.  Vintage, shabby, all the little details.  I did CASE this card off Pinterest but can’t tell you who sorry.

The greeting is from the Kit ‘Everyday Occasions’.  I love the greetings in this kit.  This was stamped in Lost Lagoon and cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits.  This is a great die-cutting set for any greetings.  Don’t just think of them for Project Life. I added some Rhinestones for the bling factor. The Whisper White card is embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  I added half a doily to the top and wrapped around some Linen Thread and punched out some banners with the Banner Punch.  The flower is punched from Hello Honey card using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch. The white is layered onto Lost Lagoon mat and then adhered to a Whisper White card base.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend however you spend it.  I do hope there is some creating in it 🙂

Stop by again soon,




It has been a while since I had a chance to play along with a Challenge.  I had a little time today and when I saw the challenge at Just Add Ink this week I thought this would be a good one to try. This week ‘ Rainbows’.  We certainly have had a lot of rain recently to relate to this but I did like the fun colours to work with.  Here is the inspiration.


Here is the card I came up with.  It certainly took a lot longer than I thought it would but I am pleased with the final result.  I love all the bright, happy colours.


This was the first chance I have had to use the Star stencil too so that was fun.  I sponged sections with Tempting Turqoise, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.  This was adhered to a Melon Mambo mat and Tempting Turquoise card base.  I added some Burlap ribbon across the front.  I coloured sections of the stamp from ‘Amazing Birthday’ with the markers.  I stamped some again to raise them up too.  This was adhered to a piece of Melon Mambo card and raised up off the white card front.  What I discovered too was the small star in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack co-ordinates nicely with the small star framelit.  So I punched out the small star in Pumpkin Pie and then cut out the star using the framelit around the punched one.  I cut another star in Melon Mambo and adhered them together. I was quite excited about the result.  I punched out some more stars in Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight.  I added some Brights Candy Dots to the centre of the stars too.

Job done! Challenge Completed!!  I hope this brightens your day wherever you are.

If you want to join in the Just Add Ink challenge then head to the blog post here.  There is not a lot of time left.




A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to play with the ‘Bordering Blooms’ set.  This was my first time playing with Photopolymer stamps too.  I have to say I loved them.  Love how they stick to the block and stay!!! They are very easy to use too being able to see clearly through the block.  So here are the cards I made then.

This first one was CASED from Pinterest by Shelly Godby.  Her version was a lot more gorgeous and she stamped the inside too but I was happy with this.  I used Crisp Canteloupe and Baked Brown Sugar.  The scallop edge under the border was using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch.  The greeting is from ‘Wetlands’.


Another quick card.  This one was CASED from Sharon Burkert on Pinterest.  Her card had a White Card base.  I decided to make mine on a coloured card base so I used Hello Honey.  I think this will look good on any colour base.  I will try that sometime soon.  The little flowers were punched from the ‘Itty Bitty Accents Pack’.  The greeting was from ‘Blooming with Kindness’.  I coloured Adhesive Pearls with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities set.


I liked this simple layout so I thought I would make it into a Christmas Card.  My first for the season. It’s a bit hard to get your head around Christmas yet but since the Holiday Catalogue is out very soon I have to make a start.


I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped the “vine” type image in Mossy Meadow.  The pearls were coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.

One more – sorry.  This next one I made for a workshop last week.  After stamping the blooms I coloured them with the Blendabilities.  The greeting is from the hostess set ‘Hello There’.  I added a little of the Gold sequins, Gold Twine and some paper piercing.  I haven’t used this colour combination for some time using Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder.


Hope you liked them.  I think these will be a great addition to your stamp collection suitable for many occasions.  Check it out below.  You can buy this or any other Stampin’ Up! products in my Online store.  Check the link in the right hand side bar.

Thanks for stopping by today. The rain is still pouring down here but it is good to have it.  The grass was looking a little brown. Hope all is well in your part of the world.  🙂