Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Sweet Sunday Sketch (#54) for a Special Lady

Am really loving these sketches, although it seems if I don't do it on a Sunday I just don't get to it! Well we had a quiet day today, spent the day at home between the pool and the air con, trying to keep Liberty calm - she is so excited about starting Year 2 tomorrow - which I suppose is a good thing, let's hope she's still excited this time tomorrow having actually been.

Anyway enough of me rambling on, here's the great sketch I was working from:

This was a challenge for me, as I don't often make square cards, although when I do they often end up being favourites, and it gave me the opportunity to play with my circle scissors, which I am loving.

Here's my take on the challenge, which is for one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever met, she is going through a tough time,, and I just wanted to let her know that she isn't far from my thoughts at the moment and that I'm here whenever she needs me.

Enjoy xxx


Stamps: Trendy Trees

Paper: Berry Bliss DSP (retired). Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink CS.

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink

Embellishments: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Circle Scissors Plus, Eyelet Border Punch

Supplies: Pop -up Glue Dots

Monday, January 25, 2010

Raspberry Tart Treat Box

I used the instructions from the SplitCoastStampers Resource Gallery, and it was so easy, this section of the SplitCoast site is just abundant with ideas, all accompanied by clear printable instructions. If you haven't visited it yet, make sure you head on over, although beware you'll spend hours 'oohing and aahing' and none creating!!

Anyway I wasn't sure how big this box would turn out, but loved the idea, I was thrilled to discover how big it was and decided immediately it would make a very pretty addition to my stamping area as storage for my markers. Would love to hear your ideas on other pretty, but practical, storage solutions.

Enjoy xxx

Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP. Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red CS.
Embellishments: Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Eyelets (non SU!)
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Cricut 'Alphalicious' Cartridge

Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's Here!!!

Promotion Details: Promotion Dates: 25 January-31 March 2010

Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $100 purchase (no limit!).

Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product with a $600 or more workshop, in addition to the regular hostess benefits.

Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (a value up to $79.95) from the current catalogue when signing up during the promotion.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

On 12 January, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope.

From now until 28 February 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you sell will be donated to the American Red Cross' Haiti Reflief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

This is a gorgeous set and with Valentine's Day rapidly approaching could be used in so many different ways, it also co-ordinates with the heart punches in the Idea Book and Catalogue, also don't forget that with Sale-A-Bration starting next Monday this would count towards your $100 spend to qualify for your free set. Contact me to place an order on

Enjoy xxx

Monday, January 18, 2010

Two posts in one day!!!

Well hello again, two posts in one day, don't expect this will happen very often - if it ever happens again! Once again I have a Thankyou card to share with you, I have kept this one very simple as I am going to replicate it over and over again, but I have to say I really like it.

Enjoy xxx


Stamps: Trendy Trees

Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla CS.

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Embellishments: Acetate, CuttleBug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine

Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Cuttlebug

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 52

Wow, a stinking hot day here in Perth today, 42+ degrees!! nothing to do but stay under the air conditioning, and create. Have managed to finish a couple of pages for Liberty's scrapbook, am currently working on photos from Christmas 2008 - will I ever get it up to date??

Anyway I'm rambling now here is my creation for this week's Sunday Sketch Challenge, am loving these sketches so easy to work with, the hard work is done all that's left to do is play!!

Am finding getting good photos of my cards, really tricky, if anyone has any tips they'd be greatly appreciated! Here's the sketch I used to create this cute card, you may have noticed lots of my cards at the moment are generic, or Thankyou ones, this is as I have thirty Thankyou cards to create before the kids go back to school in less than two weeks! So you will be seeing more of these.

Anyway thanks for stopping by,

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: Good Friend, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Whispher White, Kraft CS. Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Scallop Edge Punch
Supplies: Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge

This was the sketch provided by Mojo Monday

I decided to set myself a challenge, and use more than three colours on a card and because I never use them, decided these had to be from the 'Bold Brights' family. I must admit these colours scare me and I shy away from them - it was because of this I purchased the Kaleidoscope DSP from the new Summer mini. I'm not sure at all about this card, but it was fun to work with such bright colours, I may try it more often - but don't hold your breath!!!

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: For Everything, Say it with Scallops
Paper: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Passion CS. Kaleidoscope DSP.
Ink: Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion.
Embellishments: Bright Bold Brads, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4".
Tools" Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Pink Passion Marker.
Supplies: Dimensionals

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sweet Treats

These cups are so cute, this is the card I created for my daughter's birthday she loved it. They are so easy to use, gotta love Stampin' Up!, the punch designed to fit and the stamp sets to co-ordinate with them - just one of the reasons I love their products. It's quite hard to see, I'll get better at taking photos I'm sure, but the jelly beans are covered in crystal effects which really makes them pop off the page.

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: Something Sweet
Paper: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Embellishments: Sweet Treat Cups
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Circle Punch
Supplies: Crystal Effects


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Here is the sketch I've used.

And my creation.

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My first attempt at a Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, and my first attempting at posting a link to my blog! Let's hope it works. I found I had lost my mojo somewhat with my card making, and was casing people, read as copying. But this sketch was great to use, and really quick, will definitely be using sketches more often.

Enjoy xxx

Stamps: Butterfly Prints
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Embellishments: Regal Rose Ribbon
Tools: Butterfly Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig