Archive for July, 2009

Logan’s birthday card

 One of my best friend’s little boys (my “adopted” nephew!) had his second birthday recently and I finally had a chance to catch up with them and hand over his present! I also made a special birthday card with his name on it, just so he knew who it belonged to!! 😉 Having a shorter name helps when making personalised cards too!

This is my card for Logan:

Logan's birthday card

I used some cute dotty paper from the Good Morning Sunshine pack with some nice bright blue ribbon (love the combo of Baja Breeze & Pacific Point for boys cards!). If you’re madly flicking through your Ideas Book & Catalogue to find that blue textured button, then stop now because that is a sneak peek from our new Spring Mini Catalogue!! These gorgeous buttons come in Baja Breeze, Basic Grey and Kiwi Kiss and are so lovely! They are available from 1st August – only 2 days away!

Pop back here to see a live link to the Spring Mini on my side column on the 1st and if you want to get your hands on one of these gorgeous catalogues to drool over, then email me on and I will pop one in the post!

 “Logan’s Birthday Card”
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet
Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Baja Breeze, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
Accessories: Pacific Point striped ribbon, Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Border Punch, Stampin Dimensionals


July 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm 1 comment

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #28

I needed a birthday card for a friend recently, so I decided to use Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge to create a birthday card!

SSSC28The card was for a close friend of mine, but I wanted something that wasn’t too flowery, so the circles and stripes layout worked perfectly! I decided to use the cake from Big Bold Birthday (always very cute!) as my main image:

Birthday Cake Card

I used Washington Apple DSP, and took the colour pallete from this – Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Bashful Blue. I added some Red Riding Hood striped ribbon and some little half pearls for extra accents! I worked with the circle layout idea and traced around a jar to get the big circle, then used my circle punches to make the circle around the sentiment.

Here’s a close up of the cake with the little flower on top:

cake close up

July 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm 2 comments

Always in Bloom

 Here is part 2 of the showcase of Stampin Up’s wheels (check out part 1 here!).

I wanted to show Stampin Up’s wheels in a variety of different projects, so I decided to use the stamps from the Always set (one of my faves!) with the co-ordinating Always in Bloom wheel to create a card and an 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page.

Here’s my card using the bird from the Always set with the Sweet Always DSP and taking the colours from the papers: 

Always Bird

 Here’s my matching 8″ x 8″ scrapbook page using the heart from the Always set with the Sweet Always DSP and Always in Bloom wheel: 

Always 8 x8

I coloured the heart with markers and also added some buttons to the top corner!

I also made a 3D project to show that the wheels can be used for cards, scrapbooking or 3D projects. Here is my large pillow box using the So Swirly wheel with the Fifth Avenue Floral & Best Yet stamps:

Rose Giftbox

As you can see, Stampin Up’s wheels are very versatile! They are a great way to add to your projects and they are easy to use and very inexpensive!

“Always Card & 8” x 8” page”
Stamps: Always & Always in Bloom Wheel
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White buttons, Scallop Border Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

“Rose Giftbox”
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet, So Swirly Wheel
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose,
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

July 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Boy Bundle of Joy

 I always enjoy making baby cards… they’re just so cute! It’s up there with shopping for baby clothes and having lots of cuddles with new little bundles of joy! I’ve had a few close friends have babies recently so I’ve had fun creating and cuddling!

So I had a lot of fun making this baby boy card and scrapbooking page! I demonstrated this at a recent workshop as my hostess wanted to see the wheels “in motion”! I wanted to show how Stampin Up’s wheels are so versatile – they’re fantastic for cards, scrapbooking or 3D projects!

I used the Nursery Letters Jumbo Wheel and the Nursery Necessities stamp set to make this cute little boys card and an 8″ x 8″  scrapbook page using the same colours and products.

Here is the card, which would be perfect for a newborn, or you could change the sentiment and use it for a little boys birthday card:

Baby boy card

 I love the look of the Baja Breeze & Pacific Point blues with the Kraft and Chocolate Chip browns – just so boyish!

Then I made a co-ordinating scrapbook page whcih used the same Nursery Necessities stamps as above and the Nursery Letters wheel. I also showed how versatile the wheel was by using the letters from the wheel to form my word! I wanted to make the word boy, so I used the “b” and the “y” from the Nursery Letter wheel (wheeled onto scrap page and cut out). The “o” was a lot smaller than the other letters, so I decided to use a button instead to finish off the word. What do you think?

Baby boy 8 x 8

I haven’t done a lot of scrapbooking, but I’m quite happy with how this page turned out! I think it looks quite cute!

I also used another stamp set and co-ordinating wheel for a different card & scrapbook project, so I’ll show you those tomorrow!

“Baby Boy Card & 8” x 8” page”
Stamps: Nursery Necessities & Nursery Letters Wheel
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Baja Breeze button, Large Oval Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

July 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

Urban Floral

 I have been using the gorgeous Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set for some workshop cards recently! They look so gorgeous matched with the Urban Oasis DSP and the Urban Garden DSP and using the colours from those papers – Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Kraft.

 Urban Rose

I had two different cards using the same layout, just to show different options with the two different border punches, and putting the sentiment in different places.

Urban Flower

 I really like the sentiment stamped on top of the rose image for something a little bit different! These cards are pretty simple to make for someone who doesn’t have a lot of cardmaking experience, but they make a really gorgeous card! I love the Fifth Avenue Floral set for a simple but very classy card!

“Urban Rose Cards”
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Urban Oasis & Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: Baja Breeze wide ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Wide Oval punch, Stampin Dimensionals

July 25, 2009 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Always in my Heart

Here’s a card I made recently for a lovely hostess of mine – hi Jan! I was playing around with some rollers and matching stamps and made a few little projects including this card using the Always stamp set and Always in Bloom Standard Wheel.

Always in my Heart

I used markers to colour the heart from the Always set with Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I took the colour palette from the colours used in the co-ordinating Sweet Always DSP – even though I didn’t use the papers on this project!! (I used the DSP on a few other projects I made at the time… will show those soon!)

Then I mounted the heart on some Dimensionals and different cardstock and added a bit of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon underneath.

Then I finished it off with the Always in Bloom wheel in Chocolate Chip. I ended up leaving it without a sentiment, which makes the card more versatile! I also stamped the heart again on the inside, but I forgot to take a photo of that before sending it off in the post!

“Always Heart Card”
Stamps: Always, Always in Bloom Wheel
Paper: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Standard Roller, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

July 24, 2009 at 8:33 pm 1 comment

Stamp-a-Stack… Last places available!

I have a couple more places available for my Stamp-a-Stack next Tuesday night at 7pm!

Email me on if you would like to join us for a great night of fun, laughter and stamping!

Date: Tuesday 28th July

Time: 7pm

Place: North/ Eastern suburbs of Perth, WA (I’ll email address on RSVP)

Make: 8 cards with matching envelopes

Cost: $20

Don’t miss out!

July 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

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