Archive for May, 2009

Birthday Wishes!

 We had a great catch up with some girls from our team – “A Klass Act” – last week and some of the girls gave us a debrief of the recent Australian Convention! It was a great time of chatting and catching up and I’m looking forward to seeing them again tomorrow for our Team Day! (That will be great fun and we’re sure to do some amazing stamping, so stay tuned for more details about that!!)

Anyway, while chatting and looking at the girls swaps, I came across a card in the lovely Sarah’s display folder which inspired me to make the following card: 

Birthday wish
 It’s kind of simple, but I thought it made a good male birthday card and was still fun and funky! A few embellishments added a bit of extra pizazz to it and I think it turned out quite nice!

I then had another idea for a card I needed for a different occasion and was looking to use a “celebrate life” style of sentiment. So I came up with this –

Celebrate Life

I thought it was quite a good layout idea, because it could be altered to fit any 4 letter word, or even used with 4 different symbols or pictures. Each square has a little something to make it different and special, but it also works well altogether! It’s also simple enough to be good for manly cards while still having that little something special!

Thanks for sharing your card ideas, Sarah!


May 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm Leave a comment

More Totally Tools…

Here are some more manly cards I made with the Totally Tools set!

 Mr Fix-it

“Mr Fix-it”

Stamps: Totally Tools

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Basic Black

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Hole punch, Sponge


Birthday Tools

“Birthday Tools”

Stamps: Totally Tools, Occasional Greetings

Paper: Kraft, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Whisper White, retired DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Old Olive, Silver, Basic Black

Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Aquapainter


Birthday Tools 2

“Birthday Tools 2”

Stamps: Totally Tools, Upsy Daisy

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, retired DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, retired Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Piercer, Matt Pack

May 27, 2009 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment

Kristina’s Colour Inspiration #53

052109-colorsKristina has posted her new colour challenge and it’s another bold bright challenge!! I actually had inkpads or markers in all the colours in this week’s challenge – thanks for that Kristina!!

I went for the birdie from the Good Friend set and then jazzed him up with some DSP, a button and some paper piecing! I also rounded the corners, did some paper piercing around the edges and then just used my own handwriting for the simple sentiment! Hope you like it!

Here’s my card:


“Bluebird”Bluebird close up

Stamps: Good Friend

Paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP

Ink: Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Basic Black

Accessories: Paper Piercer, Matt Pack, Designer Bouquet Buttons, Black Cotton, Black Journaller, Stampin Dimensionals

May 25, 2009 at 4:30 pm 5 comments

Totally Tools

I had a new stampset arrive with my order last week, and have put it straight to work! As soon as I saw this “Totally Tools” stampset in the new catalogue, I added it to the top of my list because one of the things I find hardest is making cards for males! My husband has thought some of my attempts at male cards in the past have been too girly, but this set got the tick of approval when I showed him!!

Spanner Thanks

So I set to work making some very manly tool cards! This one was a simple card made by stamping the spanner and matching sentiment, using the aquapainter to colour it in, then adding some retired DSP with brown and blue stripes and some thick Baja Breeze ribbon. I think manly cards are often better when they are simple, so I haven’t done too much extra to it!

“Spanner Thanks”

Stamps: Totally Tools

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, retired DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Baja Breeze Double Stitched Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Aquapainter

ToolshedI saw a picture somewhere of some tools hanging on a polka dot background and it looked just like my Dad’s tools in the shed when I was growing up! The tools were hung on a piece of wood with holes in it and each tool had its own hook to hang on and their assigned place to be! I realised I could create this idea with the Polka Dot background stamp! I stamped all the tools and cut these three out and then stuck them to the background. I poked some holes either side of each tool and then used a simple needle and thread to tie around them and make them look like they were hanging there! Here’s a close up of the tools:

Toolshed close up

What do you think? Did I achieve the look?!


Stamps: Totally Tools, Best Yet, Polka Dot Background

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Silver

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Cotton, Aquapainter

May 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Inkspirations Challenge #7


The lovely Keesh posted the latest Inkspirations Challenge on her blog and I wanted to have a go at creating something for it! I decided to go with the design of butterflies and flowers, so I used the Priceless stampset.  I actually don’t own this set myself, but I borrowed it from a friend a little while back and stamped a few images that just happened to be the correct colours!!

Butterflies & Flowers

I punched out the 4 designs and then added a little feature to each circle – cut out the butterfly, added a bit of glitter, a brad, a button, some ribbon. I think it looks quite cute and would work perfectly for a young girl’s birthday!

“Butterflies & Flowers”

Stamps: Priceless, Big Bold Birthday

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Ruby Red

Accessories: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Antique Brad, Designer Bouquet Buttons, Baja Breeze Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

You can see a close up of each element in the pic below (sorry it’s a bit fuzzy!)

Butterflies & Flowers close up

May 24, 2009 at 6:53 pm 4 comments

Fifth Avenue Chic

Fifth Avenue Chic

I’ve been busy making a few more cards and got to have a play with my new Eyelet Border punch which is just gorgeous!! So fancy and chic! I love it!

I CASEd this card from a lovely design by Marelle Taylor.

“Fifth Avenue Chic”

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet

Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, retired DSP

Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip,

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

A Rose For YouThis next one is a little more simple, but it’s nice to do simple sometimes! It also uses the eyelet border punch which really fits well with the Fifth Avenue Floral set! I’ve lightly watercoloured the white rose with a little Baja Breeze and it just makes the rose pop out and seem more lifelike!

“A Rose For You”

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet

Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle punch, Wide Oval punch, Aquapainter, Baja Breeze Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals


This last card doesn’t have the Eyelet Border, but uses the Fifth Avenue Floral set again! This time I just focused on the other flower (anyone know what type of flower it is?!) with a monochramatic theme – only using shades of blue. I watercoloured two of the flowers and cut them out, then popped them up on dimensionals over my background of flowers!

Beautiful Flowers

“Beautiful Flowers”

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral

Paper: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Basic Black

Accessories: Retired Rub on, Aquapainter, Baja Breeze Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

Hope you like the cards!

Let me know what you think of the new eyelet border punch!

May 24, 2009 at 8:33 am Leave a comment

Cute Handbags!

I wanted to show you these very cute handbags that I made last week for a birthday party! I did some stamping with a group of girls for a friend’s 12th birthday party (hi Courteny!)! I made these cute handbags for the girls to take home with their cards in.

I found the design on the lovely Makeesha’s blog and asked her for the template which she generously shared!Handbag1

I used some retired DSP – the gorgeous Ginger Blossom DSP, with a scallop circle, punched circle and some retired buttons.Handbag2








I think they turned out really cute and the girls really loved them too!

Here are all the handbags ready to go!

DSP Handbags

May 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment

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