Sunday, 29 January 2012

More Baby Cards...

My first Mums and Bubs market is on next Saturday and I'm getting very excited and very nervous about the whole thing.

I'm hoping my starter kit from Stampin' Up will arrive in time, so I can take some catalogues and the Sale-A-Bration flyer with me.

Anyway, here is another card that I will be taking along... fingers crossed all these baby cards sell other wise I'm not sure what I'll be doing with them all!!!

I used Stampin Up hostess paper Cheerful Treat in Melon Mambo with matching cardstock. Then used white embossing powder for the little label. I just love the designer label punch, it's so versatile!!!

I have made a blue one too. Might try and load that later. Oh and I haven't forgotten the Scrapbook page which I used the flowers on. Just been to busy to take photos. Try and do that soon too.

Have Fun,


Cardstock - Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Whisper white - Stampin' Up
Stamp - Simple Somethings and Petite Pairs - Stampin' Up
Ink - Pink Pirouette - Stampin' Up and VersaMark.
DSP - Cheerful Treats Hostess Set - Stampin' Up
Other - Polka dot embossing folder, White embossing powder - Stampin Up. Circle Nesabilities, Pearls - Kaisercraft and Thread.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration starts today!!

This has to be my favorite time of the Stampin' Up calender... well second to the new catalogue being launched in September... oh and I also can't forget the Mini and Occasional catalogues too.

Anyway, Woo Hoo for the Sale-A-Bration!!!

I'm also extra excited this time around, as I have finally decided to join up as a Demonstrator too. After being a customer with them for the past 5 years, I decided that I would just go for it.

I already have two parties booked and of course, plan to use the up coming market as a place to introduce everyone I can to the wonderful world of Stampin' Up. Here's keeping my fingers crossed for some good leads!!

Sale-A-Bration (runs 24th Jan - 31st March), for anyone that doesn't know, is the time when Stampin' Up offers you the added bonus of free stamps, DSP or embellishments for every $100 you spend. These freebies are chosen from the special Sale-A-Bration Catalogue which can be viewed Here.

It's also a great time to join... I should know after all!!!

So if anyone wants some more information or would like to host a party or place an order, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Have fun and Happy Sale-A-Bration everybody!!!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Easy flowers

So today I have something a little different to share. I've made so many cards and gifts getting ready for the market stall, that I can't even remember the last time I made a scrapbook page. And lets face it, it's not like I'm not taking photos of the kids, which means I'm really getting far behind with their albums... Every scrapper knows that feeling!!!

So today I decided to make some little flowers to add to a scrap page I'm doing of my daughter. Now I think these flowers may have been around the block a few times and I expect most of you have seen them, however my BFF and I hadn't... ever... I know shocking isn't it! So I set to working making some that would match with Stampin' Up's Hostess DSP called Cheerful Treats.

Out of the colours from the DSP I thought I would pick Concord Crush, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette. I also made them in a few different sizes, 1 - 3/4" and 3" scallop circle. I really love the Concord Crush colour.

I'll pop back tonight and show you how I used them on the page.

Thanks for stopping by,

Cardstock: Concord Crush, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette - Stampin' Up
Other: Brads, 1-3/4" and 3" scallop punch.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Three cupcake take two

So I loved this design from Teneale Williams blog and my original card was pretty much identical except I used cupcakes instead of Easter eggs.

Anyway, I couldn't help myself and had to make a couple more for the market stall I'm having a in a few weeks.

This time I changed up the colours a little by using Stampin' Up incolours and changing the Very Vanilla for Whisper White. I have to say I love these colours as much as the original ones.

Now on my Very Vanilla card I used vanilla ink to stamp the swirls on the vanilla cardstock. But I was a little stumped with how to do that with the white card. So i decided to use white embossing powder instead. I stamped the swirl with Versamark and then I swiped the versamark pad along the end. I poured white embossing powder all over it and used the heat gun... Voila!!!

The photo really doesn't do it justice, but you can at least see the embossing. It's very subtle but it gives it a little something extra!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Party Hearty - Stampin' Up
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride - Stampin' Up. VersaMark ink,
DSP: Concord Crush - Stampin' Up
Other: Pearls - Kaisercraft, Scallop border punch - Stampin' Up

Monday, 16 January 2012

Yes... another male card!!!

Thanks for all the feedback guys. It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there who finds male cards so hard.

But surprise, surprise I have made another one today!!!

This card came together really quickly, I think is was finished within about 20 mins... Gotta love that!! 

I got the idea from a Pinterest board called stamp it with jen. they used pinks and reds on their card, but I thought the layout would be perfect for a male card.

Also wanted to say that I had never been on Pinterest before, but after realising some of my work had been pinned and repinned and repinned again (I felt quite honoured about that) I took a look and OMG there is so much going on over there. My quick look turned into about an hour!! So if you haven't visited before go and take a look, but make sure you have plenty of time because you'll need it!!!

Have Fun,


Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes - Stampin' Up
Ink: Pacific Point - Stampin' Up
Others: Nestabilities Circles, Bigshot, Polka Dot Embossing folder, Rhinestones - Kaisercraft and white grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Why are male cards so hard???

 Is it just me, or does anyone else out in the bloggy world have the same problem. It doesn't matter whether they are young boys, teenagers or for Dads and Grandpa's. I never have the slightest clue. I always end up using my star cutters and some sort of blue, green, red, brown or orange combination.

This card today is no different. My father in law turned 60 at the weekend and I wanted to make an extra special card for him. I have to admit, it came out better then I anticipated, but I'm still not wowed by it... Hopefully he is!!!

So any suggestions for male cards would be much appreciated!!!

Have Fun,


Cardstock: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz - Stampin' Up, Silver Glitter -
Ink: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue and Pear Pizzazz - Stampin' Up
DSP - Concord Crush - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes and Petite Pairs - Stampin' Up
Other: Bigshot, Nestabilites Stars - Spellbinders, Square lattice Embossing folder - Stampin Up

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Gift Card Holders

So yesterday I spent a couple of hours making up these lovely little Gift Card holders for the market stall I'm hoping to run next month.

I made mostly "New Baby" holders as the market is a Mums and Bubs market, but I did do a few Birthday ones and I think I'll also make a couple of plain ones so people can use them for any occasion.

They were so quick and easy to make and I used mostly scraps of patterned paper and cardstock. I just hope the people at the market like them as much as I do!!

Have fun,


Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Pool Party, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfit and Whisper White - Stampin' Up
DSP: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Big Top Birthday and Spice Cake - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes and Punch Bunch - Stampin' Up
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Pool Party, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfit and Whisper White - Stampin' Up
Other: Bakers twine.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Black goes with everything!!!

So I oringally made this card to enter into the challenge over at the ColourQ which was to use Black, White and any other colour of your choice. But what with all the crazy Christmas stuff going on, I didn't get it finished in time. Anyway, I thought I would share it with you guys as I was quietly pleased at how well they came out

Have to say, I can't decide which one I like best. Pool Party or Calypso Coral?!?!?!

Have Fun,


Cardstock: Basic Black and Whisper White - Stampin' Up
DSP: Calypso Coral and Pool Party - Stampin Up
Stamp: Birthday Bakery and Party Hearty - Stampin' Up
Ink: Pool Party, Calypso Coral - Stampin Up. Black - Staz On
Other: Scallop punch, Designer Label Punch and Black Grosgrain - Stampin Up. Black Rhinestones - Kaisercraft.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Chocolate Bar Gift Holder


I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I didn't really do anything too exciting for New Year this time around, but I have managed to do lots of crafting during these holidays. My BFF, Tracey and I have decided to run a craft stall next month!!! It's a little bit scary, but we are both excited to take on the challenge.

So, today I have another gift card holder to share with you. This one is to put a bar of Chocolate in... yummy!!!

Don't the colours just look great together!!! It was so quick and easy to make and I think I will make a few different colours and change the belly band stamp to accommodate birthdays, thank yous, baby shower.... oh and how prefect for Valentine's Day!!!
Thanks for Visiting,


Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White and Island Indigo - Stampin' Up
DSP: Pool Party and Island Indigo - Stampin' Up
Ink: Island Indigo - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes - Stampin' Up
Other: Bigshot, Nestabilities circles, Scallop and Circle Punch - EK Success, Polkadot Embossing folder - Cuttlebug.