Hip hip hooray card kit

16 Jul

Wow, I love these kits. All the hard work is done for you and it comes with absolutely everything you need, even the designs….love love love them. I have 20 cards with envelopes, now in my box on hand whenever we need one. I can also add some bling etc to make them fancy if I want. These are also a great gift idea, that is not made up, as the recipient doesn’t need to have any existing craft supplies. Check them out on pages 196-198 of the new catty. I’m off to order the ‘Everyday Occasions’ card making kit now.



50th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

8 Jul

I was asked by a friend to do her parents “50th” anniversary invites. I went away from the traditional single card with the info on it. I wanted to create something a bit more special, 50 years of marriage is very special.
I created an ‘invite card’, a win win for the recipient and sender. Being in a card format it allows it to stand on your bench and look pretty and all the details are inside and not on display for all to see.
Unfortunately I haven’t used Stampin Up products as I didn’t have time to wait. I had a couple of days to get it sorted and didn’t have any gold stock. The ‘Love’ is the Expressions thinlets die. Just a tip if you use it like I have stick your card stock onto a sheet of transfer adhesive as I didn’t do that and cut out 26 and had to use the two way glue pen. It works that way but far more labour intensive.
I enjoyed creating, as you can see from my lack of postings I haven’t done anything for a while.



To make or buy? Often a question asked by many.

11 Jun

It was my birthday last week and it was so nice to receive hand made cards, I unfortunately received more Facebook messages than cards but that is the world we live in today. As a card maker I can appreciate the hard work that goes into it and the thought also.
When you have all your cards sitting on your bench it’s beautiful to see them sitting there and even better still if they are hand made. In the photo below the ugliest card is the shop bought one, so next time you are not feeling like being creative or are just feeling flat out lazy think of my photo and the idea of your card sitting on a bench being the ugly shop bought one!
Remember it’s that time of the year to start making a stash of cards to give in a box as Christmas gifts or to stock up your own stash.
Happy crafting xx


Mother’s Day

19 May

Stamp club a couple of months ago now we made two Mother’s Day cards which I also used for my mum and MIL.


Gift holder with a difference

13 Apr

Most people who paper-craft find creating for males challenging and it is. However, with Stampin Up! they are always bringing us new products that make it easier.
Colour is the main option in making male cards/gifts, the below design would look different in pinks, yellows etc. DSP is a great asset also.
I always leave making gifts to the last minute, not sure why, makes procrastinating less of an option.
I have used a clear case with this gift and loved how it turned out, wasn’t complicated but very effective. I made the card matching also and put it inside the case.





Paper craft and cooking can mix

7 Apr

Jared has a fundraiser at school and it’s “Owl” themed, I was excited by that but not at the thought of making cupcakes. Cupcake baking and decorating is not my thing! So I mixed it up and added paper-craft to make it a little different then the normal you see at a cake stall, 100 choc-chip owls! You just have to not think about the fact that the kids will get them and rip them open…lol! Even my kids said “why are you going to such much trouble” and my answer was “because I enjoy it!”

Thanks to my friend Susie for coming over and helping bake the 200 “choc-chip cookies” we were lucky to have 50 extra spare to eat.


Triplets Birthday/Baptism Tri-fold cards

3 Apr

I love nothing more than getting an email asking for a card/s to be made for a special event. The below cards are for triplet girls Birthday/Baptism, as you can see I have left off the salutations so there is enough room for a special message to be written. The colour theme is the colours I was given for each child. I am really happy with the outcome. The biggest challenge for me was I had no DSP in the required colours and having to do birthday & baptism together it through me. When you have a deadline you don’t fuss as much, you just have to get on with it and work with what you have.




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