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I can’t wait to share the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration TOMORROW!! How exciting! But before I do I thought I would share this project that I made some months ago but realised I hadn’t shared it with you yet.

I had in my head for a while to create a cute birdhouse with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  It is just another way to use these cute Thinlits.



To Create the Birdhouse: The house  was cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock to make it sturdier.  It was stamped in Smoky Slate with the Hardwood Background stamp after cutting it out.  Before the house was assembled I cut a circle from the front piece to create a door.  I also cut a thin circle frame from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using 2 different sized Layering Circle Framelits.

To Assemble the Birdhouse: The roof is made from a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  You can make the piece any size you like but this piece measures 5.5cm x 8cm (scored at 4cm).  Or 2 1/8″x 3 1/4″ (scored at 1 5/8″).  It was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Of course a Birdhouse has to have a cute bird.  This little bluebird is cut from the Birds and Blooms Thinlits and I added some greenery with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Home stamp set and stamped on Crushed Curry card.

Hope you like this cute house?  The Home Sweet Home Thinlits, the Sweet Home stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits are being carried over so you will be able to still get hold of these to make your own after today.

Get ready for the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration to start tomorrow!!! 🙂




I needed to make a card for a lovely friend of mine who recently moved in to a new place of her own.  After many years of personal issues it was really lovely to see her now finding her own way. The dilemma was what can  I use to make a card for her?? I usually do punch art for these occasions and I just went looking through my blog posts and realised I hadn’t shared any of them before. I don’t know how I missed that!! I decided to dust off a stamp I have had since before I joined Stampin’ Up! over 6 years ago. Previously I have coloured this with pencils or just inked in one colour.  Today I dragged out the Blendabilities for it!

So it’s not Stampin’ Up! and I can’t tell you the name of this stamp sorry.  It didn’t have the name or company on the block.  The rest of the card is all Stampin’ Up! though.  I thought I would show you the card still.


The base card is Marina Mist.  A second piece of Marina Mist was cut just slightly smaller than the front of the base card.  I cut a circle in that piece with a Circle Framelit and then this piece was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  On Whisper White card I stamped the image in Memento Ink and coloured this with various Blendabilities.  I adhered that piece under the embossed Marina Mist card and adhered it onto the card base.  The greeting is from Petite Pairs stamp set.  I coloured the “welcome” on the ‘Welcome Baby’ stamp with a Night of Navy Marker and stamped it on a strip of Whisper White.  I flagged the end of the piece and adhered that to the card with Dimensionals.  I added a Silver Metal Button and  Whisper White Twine bow.  I prefer using glue dots to adhere these. When it was done  I thought it was a little plain so added some Old Olive leaves punched with the 2 step Bird Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me today.  I hope life is good in your part of the world. 🙂


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Just a quick post today to show you a Christmas card I made recently.


I’m not going to tell you too much about this card today. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest I think.  I’m giving you a little sneak of one of the cards in my ‘Stamp At Home’ card kits this month.  For the full details head over to my blog post here and read all about it.  Order your card kit to make 2 of these cards, 2 of a second design and one Fun fold Christmas card.  These kits have had a huge response since I launched them last  month so join in this month.   Drop me a message or email to order your kit that you can complete in the comfort of your own home.

I hope you are having a happy day.  Have a great weekend,