cards, Christmas


I made these cards even earlier than the one I showed last post. These are using the set ‘Lots of Joy’ again which is found in the Annual Catalogue.  I have to say I made these in a hurry. Just simple cards but they can be done quickly.


Both are in Mint Macaron. I have used a left-over piece  of the Envelope Paper on the left one.  On the right one I embossed a piece of Mint Macaron with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. The tree was stamped and punched with the Tree Punch.  The white piece is layered on some Silver Foil.  I finished them off with the Organza Ribbon.  I added some Silver Ribbon to the right hand one. Simple!!

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Christmas, Classes


I made this card a few months ago before the Holiday Catalogue came out and I was starting to plan for Christmas.  It is probably about time I showed you.  This is using one of the stamp sets in the Annual Catalogue – ‘Lots of Joy’ and using one of my “go-to” colour combinations of Island Indigo and Pool Party.


I first stamped the angled lines in Pool Party and then stamped the baubles firstly in Smoky Slate on a piece of Whisper White and then again on scrap card in Island Indigo and Pool Party. I punched these out with the 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) Circle Punch. They were raised up off the card and I added some Adhesive Rhinestones for the bling factor.  The white card piece was matted on to some Silver Foil sheet BUT I want to show you a little trick to save your precious Silver Foil.

I cut the Silver Foil to size and then cut a rectangle in the centre.  This can then be used for a later project.  Check out the photo below.


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3D projects, Classes


CALLING ALL LOCAL KIDS – Join us for some Reindeer craft.
(Suitable for kids aged 6-12years).

If you are local to Wollongong then bring your kids along for some fun Reindeer craft.
WHEN: Saturday 28th November 2.30pm – 4pm.

Cost: $15. 
PLEASE RSVP by THURS. 26th by commenting or emailing me. Places are limited so book your spot early.
Tell your friends and family. Spread the word. It will be lots of fun! Here is what we will be making. Aren’t they cute!!

OK for the big people you won’t miss out either.

Join me for the last Christmas Stamp A Stack for the year.
Friday 27th November – 10am or 7.30pm. Christmas Stamp A Stack.
BYO: Scissors and adhesives. Cost $15
Please RSVP by Wednesday 25th November by commenting or emailing me.

This is one of the cards we will be making.

Do join us. Classes are a lot of fun!!!  🙂
cards, Christmas


Back to more of our Stamping Weekend projects.  I will share some more of the Christmas ones I did.


This one I CASED from Pinterest from and I changed it up a bit. I have used ‘Lighthearted Leaves’. Isn’t this such a versatile set!! You can use this for Christmas and any occasion. I added my card to a Cherry Cobbler base.  The vellum is the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in the Annual Catalogue.  The greeting is from ‘Wondrous Wreath’ which I heat embossed in Gold.  I finished it off with some Gold Twine and the centres of the leaves I added some Rhinestones that had been coloured with Sharpies.

I love these little penguin dudes.  How cute are they!! I have CASED this from my friend Leonie.  It is longer than the standard card to fit them all in.  You can dress these dudes up anyway you want and cut them with the matching Framelits.


This is the inside of the card.  I forgot to colour his nose!


This next card we CASED from Pinterest too.  This is using the set ‘Be The Star’.  This is not your typical Christmas set but it is great to use other sets for Christmas.  I tore a strip of DSP from the ‘Home For Christmas’ pack and adhered that down the side of a Thick White card base.  I curled up the edge a little. I stamped the smaller stars in red near the torn edge.  I stamped the other stars in Pool Party and Real Red and cut them out.  The greeting from ‘Lots of Joy’ is stamped in Black. The “splodges” are from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’. I added some Rhinestones to the centres of the stars for some added sparkle.


We all made this card at the same time.  It is interesting to see how different they turned out in different colours.  Aren’t they great???

star cards

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I will see you with more weekend creations next time.




It’s a Birthday Celebration this weekend.  Over at Freshly Made Sketches they are celebrating their 200th Sketch challenge.  I don’t often have time to join in on their challenges but I love their sketches and have used them at times when I make a card.  I thought being the 200th Challenge I would just have to have a go.

Here is the sketch for you.

FMS Final 200 Vers_2-001 (1)

Now when I sat down to make the card I had something in mind.  I played around with it but wasn’t quite happy with it for the Challenge.  I will show you the card later but I thought I would show you the card I have actually entered.  Now when I check out the cards on the site there are some pretty awesome cards so, oh well! I will add my card anyway because it is about the fun of it and having a go, isn’t it!!

Here is my card I ended up with.  There is not a lot of stamping involved but don’t you love this paper? This is new Christmas paper in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue callled ‘Home For Christmas’.  Isn’t it just gorgeous!!  The Poinsettia print and those cute little Deers are in the pack.  I love those Deers.  You will see some more of them coming up.


I have also used a Gold doily behind the deer and some Gold Cord.  The greeting is from ‘Lots of Joy’ from the Annual Catalogue.

I think this is a very versatile sketch that I will file away for future reference.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you head to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see all the amazing entries and Design Team Creations (link above).