cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I have some more Swirly Bird cards to show you today. ¬†This is such a fun set. Have I told you that before ūüėČ

Here they are. These first 2 cards we made at our Swirly Bird class along with others I had already shared. These cards were inspired by ones I had seen on my internet travels.

On this first one, the sentiment is from ‘Butterfly Basics’ and the clouds are from ‘Sprinkles of Life’. ¬†The base card is Dapper Denim with the kite stamped in Dapper Denim and Real Red.


This next one, the card base is Chocolate Chip. ¬†This is a colour I haven’t used in AGES!!! I even dragged out the inkpad! This made a cute image of mummy bird and her eggs. ¬†The sentiment is from ‘Thoughtful Banners’.¬†The background spots are stamped in Soft Sky. This card is fairly simple looking but it did take some time to cut and to put together.

Swirly Bird _ bird

What about a Christmas Swirly card? ¬†Yes I made a Christmas card! ¬†I couldn’t help it. ¬†I wanted to show the versatility of this set at my class. This card was CASED from Beth on a Facebook group I am on. ¬†I just made it into traditional Christmas colours. ¬†I added some dazzle with the Dazzling Diamonds in the centres of each bauble too. ¬†The sentiment for this is from ‘Wondrous Wreath’.

Swirly Christmas

So many ideas for this set.  What have you come up with?? I would love to see them.  Send me a photo and I will share them here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Today it is FREEZING!!! Is it Summer soon???

Have a great day wherever you are,



3D projects, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


It’s the last class of the year THIS FRIDAY. ¬†We have a special project to make. ¬†This Luminary was inspired by a few I have seen on Pinterest so I thought it would be nice to finish off the year with. ¬†How about it?? Are you local in Wollongong? ¬†Come and join us. ¬†Here are the details.

Friday 4th December Р10am or 7.30pm.  End of year Christmas. 
Come along for a fun time of celebrating and stamping. We have a¬†special project for our last class – and maybe some surprises. ¬†Cost: $15 BYO:Scissors and adhesives. ¬†PLEASE RSVP by Wed. 3rd December. (Thurs. am the latest). ¬†ūüôā
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.


3D projects, cards, Christmas


A couple of weekends ago we had another fun stamping weekend. ¬†These are great opportunities to get lots of stamping done PLUS lots of laughs!!! I thought I would show you some of the projects I made. I think these will be over a couple of posts so be prepared. ūüôā I realised that I hadn’t shown you all the projects from the last one so I might have to get back to that later. ¬†For now, here is¬†some of my creativity from the weekend.

One of my main goals for the weekend was to make some projects to sell at a few upcoming vendor fairs I am doing.  I started off making some bottle tags. These are great for the Christmas period as Wine is a popular gift to give.  Why not hang a tag off your wine gift!


These ones are using the ‘Wondrous Wreath’ stamp set and Framelits.


These ones I have used the ‘Cozy Christmas’ stamp set and the gorgeous ‘Home for Christmas’ paper.

These took a while but they were fun to make. ¬†I found a few different versions and tutorials for these when I went looking. ¬†It all depends on how you want to decorate them or whether you want them longer to fold up the card to make a pocket to tuck a treat in as well. ¬†For mine the card measures 20cm x 6.5cm (8″ x 2 1/2″). ¬†Score your card at 6.5 cm (2 1/2″). ¬†I punched out the circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

I have to say these were the only projects I got made for the Vendor Fairs. ¬†I got a little distracted with some other fun stamping projects. ūüôā

After making these tags I had lots of circles punched out. ¬†What is one to do??? Not waste them now! ¬†I used a lot of them on a card. ¬†I had some idea in my head but wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Check it out though.


I laid the circles out on a piece of Whisper White for the card mat. ¬†When I was happy with the arrangement I glued them down and then ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Stars Embossing Folder. ¬†Then I used markers on the greeting from ‘Cozy Christmas’ and cut it out using the ‘Tags and Labels’ Framelits and layered this onto a Gold Foil tag. ¬†I wrapped around some Gold ribbon and then layered it all on to an Old Olive card mat and then a Real Red card base.

Next post I will show you some more Christmas projects I made.

Stop by again soon,


cards, Classes, Techniques


These are the fun cards we are making at my Saturday Stampers class this Saturday 15th August. (2pm). Cost $15 If you are local to Wollongong do come on by.  You just need to let me know by Thursday so I can have all the card cut.  They might look a bit tricky but they are really not hard to do.  I think you will like them.