We don’t celebrate Halloween much in Australia.  Although this year I am so surprised at the increase in costumes and decorations and sweets available.  😦  We certainly don’t give Halloween cards out so I don’t usually share Halloween projects.  This card though, we made at our Team Shoebox Swap a couple of months ago.  Since I have it I thought I would share it with you.

I can’t remember who shared it now for us to make.  Someone wonderful in our Inky Fingers Team.  I had to say I struggled with this card chopping off the heads of the punched black cats and then there was the discussion from others of what they could do with the headless cats!!!

Anyway to the card.  A Very Vanilla card mat was embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder and adhered to a Very Vanilla Card base.  The BOO was cut with the Large Letters Framelits.  3 Black cats were punched out with the Cat Punch and 2 of them had their heads chopped off to adhere behind the letters.  Then the full cat was adhered to the front of the letters.  The eyes were drawn in with the Chalk Marker.  I messed those up a little.  So Boo to you! I hope you like it. 🙂

Have a great day,


cards, Catalogues, Christmas


Week 3 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas special.  Today’s card was inspired by some tags I made for the special treat bags my guests received at my Holiday Catalogue Launch last month.  I thought they were cute – and very easy to make.  So I thought why not add the tag to create a card.

Firstly, the base card is Real Red and a piece of Garden Green cardstock which had been embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder was adhered to the card base. To create the tag, I cut a strip of paper from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and flagged the end. Then cut a vellum scallop circle using the Layering Circle Framelits and cut a deer from Early Espresso card from the Detailed Deer Thinlits.  The deer was raised up with Dimensionals off the Banner shaped strip.  The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder before cutting it with one of the dies from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  If you want to make this card quicker you can simply stamp the sentiment perhaps in Early Espresso ink.

Hope you like this one.  Thanks for stopping by,


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This is another card from our Shoebox Swap a few weeks ago.  This is using the Feathers and Frost stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I don’t have this set as yet so it was good to create with it. This was created by Roz in our Inky Fingers team.

The Real Red card is embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder.  The wreath was stamped in Shaded Spruce and then watercoloured with the Real Red and the Shaded Spruce inkpad and the Aquapainter.  The Shaded Spruce square card was embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  On my card I stamped the bird separately on white card in Soft Suede and then coloured it with the Aquapainter.  I cut that with scissors and raised it up. To finish I added some Real Red Solid RIbbon.

It’s a lovely Christmas-sy Card don’t you think? Thanks Roz. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,


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Have you checked out the Holiday Catalogue yet??? What is on your wish list??  There are so many great products it is hard to choose.  I have the link in the right side bar for you to check out if you haven’t already. I was playing with some of the new things they other day I made up this set of cards to show you.  They are using the new ‘Christmas Greetings’ Thinlets.  I have a little trick I wanted to tell you about.


I will show you each card close up so you can see them better.  The layouts were inspired by some cards I had seen on Pinterest.

I cut a circle from Cherry Cobbler card and then embossed it with the Woodland Embossing Folder. There is some lovely Vellum sheets in the Holiday Catalogue but I don’t have them as yet so I have used the Gold Fancy Foil Vellum from the Annual Catalogue.  I adhered some Whisper White card on to the back of the vellum. Don’t you just love the cute Reindeer clips??? I tied some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine onto them.  I cut the words from the ‘Christmas Greetings’ Thinlets (p34) from Gold Foil Sheets.




TIP: In this set of Thinlets there are 3 words “peace”, “merry” and “jolly”.  Now I didn’t want jolly for this so when I cut the word I then carefully snipped off the “ll’s”.  If you cut it off near to the “l” letters then you have a little tail.  I adhered the tail of the “y” over the “o” tail.  Does that make sense?  Using the new Fine Tip Glue Pen (p 43) it makes it easy to adhere the letters together and  also adhere the letters to the circle.  You only need a very little bit let me tell you.  I found that you needed to just hold the piece down for a minute to take hold.

Hope you like these cards.  I’m loving playing with this new stuff.  Go check the catalogue out if you haven’t already done so.

Have an awesome day 🙂



Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


It’s September 1st which means ….It’s Spring!!! Well in the Southern Hemisphere it is BUT even more exciting – (can I say that??) – Yes, even more exciting is the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is live TODAY!!!

You are going to absolutely love this.  There is so much AWESOMENESS!! Now click HERE to go and view it online.  (I will add the link in the sidebar shortly for future reference).


I have been playing with products in this catalogue for a few weeks now.  (Just one of the benefits of being a demonstrator!).  I have posted a few projects recently and I have more to share with you too.  Yesterday I had a quick play and made up this card.  This was inspired from some cards on Pinterest.


I have used the new ‘Woodland’Embossing Folder.  Now this is towards the back of the catalogue (p39) and can be overlooked especially by us downunder as we don’t celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving and people tend to stop after the Christmas products; BUT keep going there are some awesome products that you will be able to use anytime.  The stamp set is ‘Jingle All the Way’ (p12) and I love those sweet wooden Snowflake Elements (p23). I have finished it off with an Adhesive Pearl.

So now I am going to stop talking so you can go looking at the catalogue.  If you want to get any of that goodness and don’t have a Demonstrator then let me know.  If you would like a Catalogue sent to you then let me know too.  I know you can read it online but it is so much nicer to have the real thing. 🙂

Happy Reading 🙂