cards, Personal Ramblings


I was asked recently by a friend to make a 1st Birthday card for her Grand-daughter.  All the requirements was that it was to be bright and fun.

So this is the result.  She was pleased with it.  It’s not her Grand-daughter’s birthday yet but I know that it is safe to post here.  You won’t tell right … 😉

I used the Number of Years set and the Large Numbers Framelits.  I am sad both these are going.  They are great for special numbered birthday cards.  I also used the Balloon Celebrations set for the bright, fun balloons.  They are easily cut with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The colours used for the balloons are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  The card mat is Tempting Turquoise and the card base is Melon Mambo.  The Tempting Turquoise is a retiring colour.  A great big ‘1’ was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.

The card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I am not sure by whom now.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and maybe some stamping time??

Have a great week.  Visit again soon,



cards, Stampin' Up!


Last week we discovered it was one of my neighbour’s 90th Birthdays.  This is a great occasion so of course I had to make a card.  I didn’t have a lot of time as I was in the middle of class preparation but I whipped one up quickly.  Here it is for you.


I have used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper for this card 1) because it was quick but 2) because my neighbour is Estonian and while they are not near to each other the bright patterns and colours suited the occasion I thought.  Blue is one of the colours in the Estonian flag so the Dapper Denim really worked well.

The base card is Delightful Dijon. The sentiment is from ‘Guy Greetings’ set and cut with the Project life Framelits.  After I cut the star using the Star Framelits I looped behind some Silver cord (retired) and added the Silver Foil number “90” with the Large Numbers Framelits.  I think he was very touched by the card and it was lovely to give it to him and chat about his life in Estonia.  It’s a remarkable age.

Have a great weekend wherever you may be.  I hope it is a crafting one?  I am planning on a little creating myself.

See you again soon,


3D projects, cards, Tutorials


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Have you joined in with ‘We Stamp For Lara’ yet?  My project is released today.  Here is a sneak peek for you.


I shared all the details in a recent blog post.  This is a fundraiser event for a special little girl.  Lara has so many medical challenges.  We are seeking to raise money to get a special mattress for her that can help turn her in the night.  You can read all about it in this blog post HERE.

For $15 you receive 1 tutorial a day for 15 days.  All the money raised goes directly to help young Lara and her family.  You can join anytime during the time (2nd May – 15th May) and still access all the tutorials.  Tutorials are available on a special Facebook group. If you are not on Facebook then they can be emailed to you. You can comment or email me here if you would like to join in.  Payment is made by Bank Transfer or Paypal.

We are mainly focusing on  the ‘Number of Years’ stamp set and matching Framelits.  To help with the fundraising too I am donating my commission to ‘We Stamp For Lara’ when you purchase the ‘Number of Years’ set and framelits.  Buy the Bundle and save money.  These are available in the new Catalogue but not as a Bundle so get them now.

Bundle Price is $85.75.  (Stamp set alone is $47, Framelits are $54 – so great value!)

Stop by my store HERE to order directly or contact me by email or a comment here.

Please use the Host Code: APFCFBMW when ordering at my store this week.

Thank you




We had a 90th Birthday party to go to last weekend. No it wasn’t the Queen’s 😉  This was a family friend so it was lovely to celebrate with her.  Of course I had to make a card.


Using the retiring Blackberry Bliss cardstock on the Thick Whisper White base.  I added Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss flowers cut with the Botanical Builders Framelits and I used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  I cut a glittery ’90’ from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper with the Large Numbers Framelits. A special card for a special lady.

Thanks for visiting.


Items are selling out fast on the retiring list.  Have you checked them out yet?  Stop by my store HERE and see.  You can order directly there too or contact me by email or a comment here.

Please use the Host Code: APFCFBMW when ordering at my store this week.

3D projects, cards, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


I can finally share this card with you.  I was so excited to finish this card but it had to wait. It’s kinda cute.  🙂

I was asked by a friend to make a special card for her 2 year old.  Things she liked was pink, purple and orange – and fish! How to incorporate all that??  I decided to go with the ‘Balloon Builders’ stamp set.

So, here it is for you. I have a few different angles for you.



The “Hugs and Kisses” sentiment is from the ‘Party Pants’ Sale-A-Bration set.  The ideas for the different balloon animals were from Pinterest. I had to incorporate a couple of fish in there somewhere. 😉  The Designer Series Paper is from ‘It’s My Party’ paper stack.


And the back gives a place to write on.


What do you think?  This was a labour of love and I had so much fun creating and it was very well received.

Thanks for visiting me.


cards, Masculine, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


I needed to make a 21st card for Josh to give to a friend.  It needed to be quick.  I didn’t have a lot of time.  I had just received the Large Numbers Framelits so I thought this might be just the thing.  Plus I received the Sale-A-Bration ‘Party Pants’ set.  I love these little sentiments in this set.

Here is the card for you.


I have used some of ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I have used so much of these papers. There is 48 12″x12″ sheets in the pack.  Not just some bright party type papers but some neutral Sahara Sand and black and white sheets.  Very versatile I think. 🙂

I cut the 21 from the black DSP piece and then added a piece of Real Red card behind it.  I matted it all on some Whisper White and then a Black card base.  The sentiment from ‘Party Pants’ is cut from the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits and matted on Real Red card frame.  I looped up some Silver Cord to add behind the sentiment.  Josh thought it was cool as it looked like barbed wire!!!  🙂

So a quick masculine 21st card was made in record time!

Thanks for visiting today.