My New Blog

2 January, 2011

This is my last post on this blog but join me on my new blog!

It has all my previous posts. Can’t wait to see you there. Don’t forget to change your favourite bookmarks!

Inky Hugs,



Brayered Welcome Christmas

22 December, 2010

Putting up the Christmas tree is such a joyous time! Fantastic Silhouette stamp from the same Welcome Christmas stamp set as the previous post. Just so sweet. I brayered my embossing folder before embossing.

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Stamps – Welcome Christmas
Ink – Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Classic Ink
Paper – A4 CS in Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories – Big Shot, BS Wallpaper Embossing folder, Early Espresso 1/8 inch taffeta Ribbon, Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Brayer

Welcome Christmas Joy

20 December, 2010

What do you think of this stamp set? At first, I thought that I wouldn’t be able to use it, now it’s just the type of stamp set that is perfect for mty Christmas cards. Have a look at this one. A little bit of masking of the JOY letters before stamping on the wreath.

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Stamps – Welcome Christmas
Ink – Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink
Paper – A4 CS in Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories – Big Shot, BS Wallpaper Embossing folder, Rich Razzleberry Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

2010 SU Team Christmas

19 December, 2010

We had our team Christmas party this week and this was one of the presents that I made, along with a box of Fererro Rocher chocolates,  4 special tealights (made from one of the projects from my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails) and a gift bag – also from one of the projects from my 12 weeks of Christmas.

I was so happy when I found these battery operated tealights – just so cute and they flicker like real candles.


My present was gorgeous! One was survival kit with the most touching poem with the meaning of all the little pieces. All of this was inside a can – unopened for me, Inow I want one of those can openers that can “reseal” the can! The second part of the present included a gorgous paper purse made out of our greenhouse gala DSP and it was filled with some choccies – yummo! Jan MacAulty made my gift, such a talented lady!

Aviary Thank You

18 December, 2010

The summer mini is here and I love this mini catalogue. There’s so much gorgeous stuff in it. Don’t forget to download it if you haven’t already done so! Check the side of this blog.

On this card, I’ve used 3 things from the Summer Mini – didn’t I tell you that I love this Summer Mini? So I’m showcasing one of my favourite stamp sets – Aviary – it’s just so cute with all the bird cages and little birds! The Clear Scallop Square Big Shot Die is fantastic. It’s clear so I can see where I’m cutting – isn’t that great? Of course the Square Lattice Embossing folder is just so delightful! Just perfect for my card.

I’d love you to tell me what you think of my card in the comments section!


Stamps – Aviary, Tiny Tags, Baroque Motifs
Ink – Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso Classic Ink
Paper – A4 CS in Not Quite Navy, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories – Big Shot, BS Square Lattic Embossing folder, BS Scallop Square Clear Die, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch, Night of Navy 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Asian Artistry

9 November, 2010

Here’s another card using with my Oval Cutting Mat and Embossing Folder. I really like this stamp set, it was one of the hostess stamp sets that is now retired.


Elements of style meets Wallpaper Embossing Folder

9 November, 2010

I have a few favourite stamp sets from this latest catalogue and this is one of them. As soon as I saw it, I just HAD to have it. It’s Elements of Style. There are so many things that I love about this card – the ribbon – didn’t I mention that I LOVE satin ribbon? Well – I’ve always loved ribbon and the gorgeous Satin ribbon is defintely my favourite, then maybe the thin taffeta ribbon, although I love the wide striped grosgrain too… ok I digress… Embossing folders are so easy to use and they add dimension to the card immendiately – just so quick to run it through my Big Shot – if you don’t have one of these – YOU MUST GET ONE!  I swapped one of my cutting mats with a mat I created using old cardboard (the backs of my DSP) and traced an oval shape (I used the large Ovals Die and just enlarged it by a centimetre) before cutting out the oval – a few more layers and then my oval mat was complete. And where the embossing die touches the cardboard mat is where it embosses – so you can see a section where this smooth oval is where the folder did not touch the mat.

What else do I love about this card? It’s the colours – I love Marina Mist and I just adore Rish Razzleberry. I’m so glad they brought this In Colour into our new Colour Collection.

I’ve added a bit of bling bling and there my card. I also made the envelope to match the card.

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Stamps – Elements of Style, FUn and Fast Notes
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Old Olive Classic Ink
Paper – A4 CS in Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories – Big Shot, BS Wallpaper Embossing folder, BS Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens, Rish Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Basic Rhinestone Jewels