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I had some creative time yesterday just to play.  It was so good.  I don’t have a lot of occasions to do this for a whole day.  Good for the soul 🙂

After I made some customer Thank You cards (which I will show you next post) I could play with the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I only got the framelits recently.  I was NOT going to get these.  Nup,  I don’t need them, BUT I saw so many gorgeous things created that one day they slipped in to my order on Hostess rewards.  Just one of the many perks being a demonstrator. 😉

So I thought I would show you what I made.  I think I only touched the tip of the iceberg here.  So much to make with them.

I saw this idea on a Facebook group I am on to use the leaf border as the centre border on a card.  I thought that was clever. Have to say though it was harder to work out than it looked – and maybe cut the right side of the card!  Here is the first card.  I am still not too sure of it. I thought I would show you anyway.


The base in Sahara Sand and the Designer Series Paper piece is from the ‘It’s my Party’ Paper Stack. I think the colour of the DSP leaves it looking a little flat. I cut a piece of Mint Macaron card slightly smaller and then cut the leaf edge from the centre.  Just check which way you need to cut it first!!!

The sentiment is from ‘Birthday Blossoms’ set stamped in Black. I added some Rhinestones but still thought it was missing something.  After I cut some flowers for another card I added a flower to the top right.  The flower is in white and I sponged the edges. I don’t know, what do you think?  Missing something?

Well after making this card I tried another one this time in Island Indigo.


I do like this version better.  Maybe it’s a bit brighter? I added some Adhesive Pearls to this one.  The sentiment is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.  This might work for a wedding card?

When I made the Mint Macaron version above I first cut it wrong.  Rather than waste the piece I thought I would make another card.


I added the strip along the bottom of a Whisper White mat which I had embossed with the ‘Softly Falling’ Embossing Folder.  The card base is Mint Macaron.  This sentiment is also from ‘Birthday Blossoms’ which I cut with an Oval Framelit.  The flowers were cut in White and then sponged with some smaller Mint Macaron ones in the centre.

I can’t wait to get back to playing with these some more to see what else I can make.  Lots of versions layering and sponging!!

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cards, Stampin' Up!


So I have given you a few days for you to peruse the new Occasions Catalogue.  So what do you think?? What is your favourite on the list??  I mentioned one of mine was the Rose Wonder stamps and thinlets.  I thought I would show you another card with these.


The one on the left I CASED from Pinterest.  I made mine in Lost Lagoon.  Then I thought I would change the orientation and make a birthday one.  This one is in Blackberry Bliss.

The base card is the Thick Whisper White.  I cut the Rose Thinlets from Whisper White card and adhered this to the card mat. I then cut around the rose shape leaving a thin border.  I stamped the greeting on the front.  It is a very basic card but I like the effect.  I did consider whether to add some Adhesive Pearls but still not sure on that one.

I did stamp the inside with some of the images from the set but I didn’t take a photo of that though.  It was just one of the greetings with some of the leaves stamped. Nothing too dramatic. 🙂

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I made a card today for a lovely friend who is getting married tomorrow! I thought it was safe to post it here as I don’t think she will be visiting any time soon.  I think she has other things to do. 🙂

She is having a black and white themed wedding so of course I had to make the card black and white.  For this card I CASED myself.  It makes life easy doesn’t it!!  This is the original card I made in Crumb Cake and Black.  Here is my black and white version.  Sorry about the lighting.  It is rainy and overcast today.


I used the ‘Everything Eleanor’ stamp set and ‘Petite Pairs’.   After I stamped the swirl on the white card I ran it through the Big Shot with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.  I stamped the flower onto scrap white card and cut it out and then raised it up with dimensionals.  Then a few pearls and some white Organza ribbon adds the elegance factor.  I hope she likes it.  I do hope the rain stays away tomorrow though.  🙂

Have a stamping weekend.  I am making progress on my Convention swaps.  I might actually get them done this weekend.

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Yesterday we went to a wedding for a work colleague of Glenn’s.  It’s always interesting when you don’t even know the bride and groom!! It was a lovely wedding though.  The wedding invitation was in a Crumb Cake colour with black swirls. I knew for the wedding card I wanted to replicate this.  The stamp set ‘Everything Eleanor’ was dusted off. I have hardly used this set but it was one I loved when it first came out.  Here is the card.


It is hard to tell in the photo but I Heat Embossed the swirl, the flower and the greeting so it had a nice shine to it. The greeting is from ‘Petite Pairs’ and punched with the large oval punch.  I used the Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon (retired) and some pearls to finish it off.  I thought it would be a bit heavy to have a Black card base so I matted the stamped piece in black cardstock and layered it on a crumb cake base.

I think the Bride and Groom will like it???

Have a good week this week.  I hope it is a creative week for you.  🙂



A little while ago I shared a Wedding acceptance card.  You can see it in this post here but here is the card if you missed it.  For that card I used the colours from the Wedding invite.


Well the big day arrived yesterday.  I thought I would show you the Wedding card now.  Once again I used similar colours for the Wedding card and I have also used the new circle Thinlets. Unfortunately the lighting wasn’t great to take photos as we have had lots of rain lately. It was so nice to see the sun shining for the wedding day yesterday. 🙂



I have used Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Canteloupe.  The gold circle behind the label and on the heart is using the Gold Foil Sheets and I ran them through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The “Mr and Mrs” is from ‘Label Love’ and was embossed.  It has a nice shine to it.  It’s just a shame that  you can’t see that to well even in the close up!  I have used the ‘Venetian Romance’ DSP.


Here is the inside. I just decorated on the back of the circle. The space to write on was under the extended flap.


I hope they like the card.  It was a lovely day to celebrate with all the family.

Ok, just a quick wedding snap.  It was a bit emotional! But such a lovely setting.


The thunder rolled in and it looked like rain but it passed us by!


Here is my Great Niece Jakayla,  Carlie and my Niece Megan.


Thanks for visiting. The sun is out again today so I guess one must catch up on some washing!  See you soon.