Thursday, November 28, 2013


This is the card I made my niece for her 19th birthday. I just LOVE this stamp from the Cycle Celebration - which is the very first stamp set in the Annual Catalogue. 

I use our white gel pen to hightlight the ribbon on the bottle. Just gives it some POW! Below is an EASY card I made with the bottle I stamped to 'practice' my white gel pen colouring! hehe Since it came out ok I thought I would use it! I love the Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White combo. 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Printers Tray

I was delighted to find this wooden printers tray shaped like a Christmas Tree on Trade Me a few months ago. It was a fun project to do using the Season of Style Designer Series Paper which includes Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White. Each little space is decorated with different ideas that could easily look great on a Christmas card. Below is a close up of each of the boxes.

I used the Ticket Duo punch to create the bricks on the fireplace.

The 'bows' are just circles with or without a bit punched out of the middle

I heat embossed our Pearls with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and used Gumball Green on the poinsettia 

these are from the Owl punch

I used SO MANY different stamp sets it would be a long list to type out! lol but I had fun!!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Spongebob Squarepants Thinlits Swing Card

I saw a card like this on Pinterest and just HAD to make one. HERE is the blog of the original card.

it was an easy card to make except for the pants and belt! lol I ended up using the tiny stamp punch and then weaved the black card through. I used So Saffron and Crushed Curry and lots of circle punches! 


Tuesday, November 19, 2013


So sorry for not posting for so long - LIFE just got in the way! But one of the things that happened was my daughter got top scholar for her year at Senior High which was really amazing! So pleased for all her hard work!
BUT back to paper crafting ..... since I haven't had a chance to blog for a bit I would share 3 projects today! these are ALL using the new thinlits that cut the swinging part but I've adjusted the way I cut it so there is a longer 'flap' that gives a private part where you can write on. 

this one I made a pocket for a gift card.

have a great day!!! xx

Friday, November 1, 2013

Create Pretty Packages

Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
$34.95 AUD /$42.95 NZD
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
$32.95 AUD /$40.95 NZD
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

I LOVE gift giving and I LOVE wrapping them up just as much! And Stampin' Up! are offering two bundles with 20% off. What great value! just imagine what goodies you can put inside these boxes! Cookies, smellies AWESOME!!!!