Xmas Cards

10 August, 2009

I have two more cards to share using some of the new mini catalogue xmas stamps.

Isn’t this cute? Perfect for our summer xmas!

Stamps: Season’s Surfin’
Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Real Red CS, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories: Designer Brads – Star, Aqua Painter


Here’s a classic stamp set. I’ve used it here with more contemporary colours. It’s also lovely with the rich burgundy and the deep green colours too.

Stamps: Good Cheer
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocoate Chip CS, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Aqua Painter, Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop edge punch.

xmas cheer


Choo Choo

2 August, 2009

This card was inspired by the mini catalogue and one of my sidelines, Trish Hollis. The cutting out took a little bit of time, more like a whole day of cutting out. But it was worth it in the end. I love the card, I’m not sure if I can bear to give it away.

Here I took an A4 Whisper White CS, and cut it at 5″ wide. Then I folded the card into quarters in length. The Real Red mat is from a 12×12″ cardstock that I have cut out to be the height of a normal A6 card. The train tracks were made using the Right on Track wheel in basic gray. I use the bold brights for the train segments from the Choo Choo stamp set, and the animals are from the Wild About You stamp set.  The rolling hills were made by drawing on a scrap piece of paper and then using it as a mask for both the hills and the sky, using pastels.

Stamps: Choo Choo, Wild ABout You, Right on Track Wheel

Accessories: pastels, riding hood red taffeta ribbon

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Real Red, Basic Gray, Summer Sun, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Really Rust, Basic Black

Choo Choo

Great Friend Card

2 August, 2009

Did I mention that I love this stamp set? Well – this is my current favourite stamp set! I just love the butterfly and just love how it matches the Walk in the Park DSP. I have 4 months to use this as much as possible – hopefully you won’t get too bored.

Stamps: Great Friend

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Walk in the Park DSP

Inks: Baja Breeze 

great friend

Plum and Blue

2 August, 2009

Here’s another card that I’ve used the same card as one fo the below retreat sketch challenge cards and just changed the colours.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Live like you mean it, Oval All

Accessories: Crimper, Scallop Oval punch, large oval punch, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, blue circle rhinestone brad

Inks: Pale Plum, Bashful Blue, Versamark, Certainly Celery


Christmas in July – well August now!

2 August, 2009

Can you believe it it’s already August? It won’t be long before it’s Christmas. So I’ve started to create some Christmas cards now so when Christmas is here, I will have a nice supply of cards to send out.

Here are some that I’ve created using the Tree Trimmings stamp set fromthe New Mini and the lovely extra wide grosgrain ribbon.

Loving this mini!

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Best Yet

Accessories: Ski Slope DSP, Glossy Cardstock, Baja Breeze Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon,

Inks: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Basic Black 


Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Snow Swirled

Accessories: Glossy Cardstock, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin ribbon,

Inks: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Basic Black 

Stamps: Best Yet

Accessories:  Ski Slope DSP, Riding Hood Red 1 1/4″ striped grosgrain ribbon, paper piercing, scallop oval punch, large oval punch

Inks: Real Red
ribbon card

Stamps: Sof t Summer, Great Friend

Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop oval punch, large and small oval punch, scallop edge punch

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss
soft summer wreath

New Spring Mini Catalogue

2 August, 2009

The new Spring Mini Catalogue is available. And it has some fabulous stamps sets, papers and accessories for you to play with.

Click on the catalogue to open it up in pdf.
Spring Mini 09

Otherwise you can go to the side bar catalogue for the link.

Retreat Challenges

2 August, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, I went off to Coolangatta (that’s just about on the border of NSW and QLD for those of you that don’t know) for a Stamping and Scrapping weekend. I had very good intentions on completing a few scrapbook pages. However, after the 3 days, all I managed was more cards! I just love making cards.

Nicki, Vicki and Steph are the best! They held the most fantastic retreat ever. Lots of classes, lots of challenges, lots of goodies, great company and lots of prizes!

Here were my entries to the challenges. When I saw everyone elses – their cards were amazing. I won second prize on one of these, however I cannot remember which one.

For this challenge, we were given a few pieces of cardstock and we were told to create a card from all the card stock pieces. Here I used the Organic Outlines stamp set kissed with the Friends 24-7  flourish stamp.

Stamps: Tres Chic, Organic Outlines, Friends 24-7

Accessories: Red Square Rhinestones, Scallop Oval Punch, Curly Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red, Bashful Blue



In this challenge, we were given the pink pirouette card stock and the ribbon. This is what I came up with. I love the basic gray and the pink colour combination. And I just love this new stamp set (available from the Spring Mini)

Stamps: Great Friends

Accessories: Walk in the Park DSP, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Glossy cardstock, paper piercing, dazzling diamonds.

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray

pinky challenge


In this challenge, we were given the cardstock and a sketch. The first thing I thought of when I saw the sketch was a long stemmed rose. However no roses this time, instead a blinged up flower made from the Circle Circus stamp set.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Live like you mean it, Oval All

Accessories: Pumpkin Circle Rhinestone Brad, scallop punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch, crimper, square scallop punch, small oval punch

Inks: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Versamark