Friday, April 30, 2010


Well girls this was going to be an entry in the Just Add Ink Challenge this week gone but I had to opt out this week. Vintage and myself should not normally be mentioned in the same sentence!!! A challenge it was so I thought I'd give it a go. The card I was making was going to end up very similar to Bronwyn Eastley's when I had a look at the entries, so in the end I did a CASE of her card. It was for my friend Jen who surprised us all by getting married last week to a wonderful guy Leighton. We had a long overdue catch up on Friday which was fantastic and a visit to the blue and yellow Swedish heaven IKEA. We are so over the moon for them both and the sentiment on the card felt just right for them. So cheers and hugs Jen & Leighton to many happy years.


STAMP SETS : Vintage Vogue & Whimsical Words, Very Vintage Roller
CARDSTOCK : Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Kraft
INK : As Above
PUNCH : Two Step Bird
MISC : Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestone Brads

Thanks for popping in and I love reading your comments.
Have a great day
Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Thanks to the girls over at Mojo Monday for another great sketch challenge. It's Mojo Wednesday for me this week. I had to give the Cottage Wall paper a whirl again as it's just sooooo nice. Kept this one fairly simple, I hope you like it!!!


STAMP SET : Whimsical Words
INK : Rich Razzleberry
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive & Cottage Wall DSP
RIBBON : Rich Razz Spot & Old Olive
PUNCHES : Scallop Edge & Circle & 1 3/4 " Circle
MISC : Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for popping in for a look and I love to read your comments.
Have a great day!
Thursday, April 22, 2010


Well I've finally decided to do it, that is, join in on the Mojo Monday challenges in the US. I have always looked and looked and looked every week at all the entries and never backed myself to join in. The entries are amazing, pop in and have a look the link is on my side bar. As from today that has changed and I am going to create and hopefully inspire you by enjoy joining in.
Below is the sketch and my entry, I hope you like it!!!

STAMP SETS : Cottage Garden, Pocket Silhouettes & Vintage Labels
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Cottage Wall DSP (It's not orange but I love this DSP!!!)
INK : Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Orchid Opulence
CHALK : Orchid Opulence
RIBBON : Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot
PUNCHES : Scallop Circle & Edge
Thanks for popping in and have a great day. I would love you to leave a comment seeing you have popped in for a look!!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Good morning on this very wet miserable day today. Looks like a great card making day today as I have finished the housework (to my liking that is!!!). I did a quick whip up of these 2 little love notes with my wonderful birdie punch. They are eazy peazy and are great if you need a very quick card, you could also do it as a full size card as well.
It is nice to play with some of my new goodies again.

STAMP SET : Fresh Cuts
INK : Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry
CARSTOCK : Kraft, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss & Old Olive
PUNCHES : 1 3/4 " Circle & 2 Step Bird Punch
RIBBON: Melon Mambo & Rich Razz polka dots.
MISC: Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for popping in and have a great day.
I love reading your comments so let me know if you like them!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Hi everyone!! I'm sure there is some veeeeeeeeeeeery sore heads out there this morning!!! Last night was Ashleigh's circus themed 21st. It was a fantastic night I went minus Gary who came down with a tummy bug, I just think he didn't want to go as a lion!!! That is me 1st left as the clown...amazing how many people recognise me. The next pic is me with Ash the great ringmaster, she designed and made her amazing outfit. Won't go through the others but a big thankyou to Kellie and Jayne for their amazing readings as fortune tellers with a pack of Jim Beam playing cards...I was rivetted!!! Oh! Can't leave Janice out who had us mesmerised with her miming skills that just got better as the night went on!!!
Kath & Lionel are so proud, you are such a gorgeous girl Ash, thanks for sharing your night!!!
Thought I better put in the card I made Ash, I thought it was very Ash, hope she liked it.

I apologise for the marks on some of the photos, I had a smear on my lens DOH!!!
Very proud of my efforts(if I must say so myself) the way I have lined up all my stamps with NO and I repeat NO Stamp-a-ma-jig, smilin' at you Mege's!!!
Thanks for popping in and have a great day, love you to leave a comment.
Saturday, April 17, 2010


This is a challenge from the girls over at Clean and Simple, so easy just a 5 min card which you can see below. I am not loading my challenge as I haven't exactly followed the guidelines by putting patterned DSP where it is meant to be plain. Thought I'd pop it up anyway for you to have a little look.
I used the new Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Cottage Wall love with both!!! Look out for lots more to come.

STAMP SET : Cottage Garden
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Rich Razz, Orchid Opulance, Whisper White
INK : Rich Razz & Orchid Opulance
PUNCHES : 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circles and other circles of my own
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in for a look and have a great day
Friday, April 16, 2010


The girls over at JAI have come up with a nice earthy colour combo, as soon as I feasted my eyes on the colours I couldn't wait to play!!! You must take a look at the Design Team submissions, they are amazing.
Below is my creation...but I have a confession to make. There was not a scrap of Barely Banana in my stash so I had to use So Saffron. I hope this is OK girls.
I know I am yonkers behind everyone else but I got all my newbies yesterday so I had my 1st play with the birdie punch....I LOVE IT!!! Sadly no Big Shot yet but my birthday is soon, so my wonderful hubby may come good there!!! I have dropped enough not so subtle hints!!! Stay tuned for lots more new(old for everyone else) creations with new colours and stamps.


STAMP SET : Fresh Cuts
CARDSTOCK : Choc Chip, kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Whisper White
PUNCH : Two Step Bird Punch
INK : Choc Chip
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in for a look and have a great day.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I am mixing a challenge with some birthday wishes for Robyn. She is away at the moment with no computer access I hope, if she has waving at you Rob!!! Hope you had a fabulous day on Tuesday and you got spoilt. Seeing Robyn is an orange girl too (there is another!!!) I just HAD to do an orange card for her. Below is my creation as well as a little bag that holds a giant Freddo Frog (one of her weaknesses). I just laid the freddo on the cardstock and made the bag to fit him in.

STAMP SETS : Eastern Blooms, Whimsical Words, Vintage Labels
CARDSTOCK & DSP: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White & Haiku DSP
INK & PENS : Pumpkin pie & So Saffron
CHALK & RIBBON : Pumpkin Pie
PUNCHES : Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 " Circles
MISC : Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Pop Dots, Own Brads
If you would like any measurements or details of the Freddo bag just let me know, I will also be showing the girls a variation at my next Stamp a Stack on May 1st with some new goodies from the new Mini.
Thanks for popping in and have a great day.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I just had a wonderful morning with my gorgeous upline and friend Megan. It was a great catch up as we hadn't made our jaws sore for a few weeks and I missed it!!! Anyway we caught up at Casuarina for coffee and I had Blueberry pancakes which Megan kindly helped me finish...what a girl!!! Megan loves Raspberry Tart DSP and I thought I would make her a card for her birthday which is on Friday. You can pop into her blog using the link on my side bar and leave her lots of love and positive energy just cause we love her to bits!!!
Below is the card I made her and the two of us looking gorgeous!!!

STAMP SETS : Pocket Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations & Priceless
CARDSTOCK : Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White & Raspberry Tart DSP
INK : Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Regal Rose
RIBBON : Rose Red Stitched
MISC : Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in and have a great day
Friday, April 2, 2010


We are going out to breakfast on Easter Sunday with some friends and their kids to a new cafe in Pottsville called White Jade (they do amazing food and coffees if you are in the area). I thought I would do them up some Easter choccies in the colours of their cafe to say Happy Easter. I don't own an Easter Stamp so a thankyou for breakfast will hit the spot I'm sure. We are pretty game going to breakfast with sugar fueled kids, if they aren't mental by then we certainly will be!!!

The little bag below is just made from 1/2 vertical A4 sheet and the Word Window punch at the top and you can decorate with whatever colours and papers that you like. Score each side of the centre to how tall you want your bag to create the base. Eazy Peazy!!!

STAMP SET : Oval All (retired)
CARDSTOCK : Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White & Walk in the Park DSP (retired)
INK : Real Red & Basic Black markers
PUNCHES : Scallop Edge & Circle, Wide Oval, Large Oval, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle & Word Window
MISC : Stampin Dimensionals, Cadbury Easter Eggs, Medium Cellophane Bag
RIBBON : Real Red Striped Grosgrain, Black Grosgrain
Thanks for popping in and Happy Easter!!!
Thursday, April 1, 2010


It's challenge time again!!! This is the first time I have been involved with the Clean & Simple Challenges, they are great fun. They are exactly what they say, nothing over the top, but the result is some amazing cards from all the girls. Below I decided to use the Die Cut Blooms which I haven't used in ages so I hope you like my card. A simple one and the recipient is going to be a friend of Allie's.


STAMP SET : Vintage Labels
INK : Real Red
CARDSTOCK & DSP : Real Red, Old Olive,Whisper White & Summer Picnic DSP (retired)
PUNCH : 1 3/8 " Circle
MISC : Die Cut Blooms, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for popping in and have a great day

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