Coffee and Cards

Starting from Tuesday the 26th July I will be holding a Coffee and Card morning every Tuesday

between 10 -12 pm.Cost is $8 to make one card and $12 for two cards.

This is a great way to have a go at making a card and to make new friends.
Everything will be prepared for you, so there will be no fuss.

There will be a little bit of stamping and punching out your design.
Hopefully lots of laughter and chatter because I love a good chat…

come and join me would love to meet you

or catch up with you if I haven’t seen you for a while.
Here is our first cards you can make….

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give me a call and book a seat…looking forward to hearing from you..

see you there!


My Furry Friend

Winter is here and we may get some snow today, possibly too windy.

And I am finding it hard to go into my workroom as it doesn’t get much warmth from the heater.

Anyway I have dragged up self into my room and I have been having fun making these cute little Furry Friends

with the “Foxy Friends Stamp Set” and punch.

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I just think these are so cute. I couldn’t stop making them, I made 8…..

now I have to make the others.

You should give them a go….if you are interested in attending a class give me a call

or leave me a message.

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Swirly Bird Stamp Set + Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

Have you seen the NEW Catalogue as yet?
If you haven’t have a look, there’s a link to it on the bar above or click HERE
Yesterday I had my Launch Party and I posted some photos of my displays.
Over the coming days I will show you some of the samples I made for my
Today I’d like you to meet my cute little Owl made from the
Swirly Bird Stamp Set
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

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This cute little guy was CASed from Melissa Bychowski Davies.
He is so “Cute”, I needed a card for a family member’s 70th Birthday and I’m sure he’ll love it.
Another card I made using this set was this card….I had to put on my embroidery’s “Hat” for this one.
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It has taken me a little while to get my head around this set but it is a lot of fun….CapturemAs you can see from the Catalogue page there is still so much more you can do with this.
And I sure as the weeks go on I’ll have more to show you.


Just Add Ink #311 Masking

This week the challenge is “MASKING”

The word “Masking ” means to cover with a mask or to conceal.

On my card I have stamped an image on the card and then covered it and stamped again so that I have an overlapping image.

Let me explain this in steps.

Step !. Stamp image onto card stock


Step 2. Stamp same image on a piece of paper…I like to use a  “Post-it Notes” as this has some sticky on the back to hold it down


Step 3. Cut out the image on the post-it note staying close to the edge of the image or just on the inside of image.

Step 4. Layer your Post-It Note™ image over the image on your cardstock.


Step 5.Stamp your second image over your mask.


This image will appear to be in the background or as I have done here at the

side but coming from behind the first image


This allows you get two images overlapping without all the added lines you would get if

you just stamped two images on top of each other.

Here is my completed card..


I love the colours in Hydrangeas, its one of my favorite flowers…

also because they are easy to grow and I usually manage to kill most plants.

I have stamped on to Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paper using Stazon Black and

then water coloured the image with 8 different colours.

Trying to achieve a simlar colours to the ones I used to grown at my back door.


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Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge

Global Design Challenge has thrown out there another challenge…..

and its a Sketch Challenge by Teneale Williams.

Did you see the winners from last week…

if you haven’t HERE is the Link

Hope you get a chance to have a look as there were some wonderful cards entered.

Back to this weeks challenge – Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge

I decided to use the papers from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and

teamed it up with Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch.


The reverse of the balloon paper is this lovely little spot print,

so I’ve added the Blushing Bride in my matting to add contrast to the Mint Macaron.

The lace Dollie just peeks out between the two boarders in the banner.

The team on Global Design Challenge has asked whats our favorite Challenge.

I don’t think I have a favorite…I like them all. They all tend to make me think…just some

a little harder than others.

This particular one was simple as I knew what range of papers I wanted to use..once i choose what paper

then it just flowed from that.

Go have a look and give Global Design Challenge a go…

its so much FUN!

And that’s what I like is FUN.

Just Add Ink # 305 – Sketch Challenge!

This week Just Add Ink have put up a sketch Challenge.

Head over to Just Add Ink’s page and have a look at the wonderful cards done by the design team.

You can click on the link below and it will direct you there……enjoy!

Click HERE


I have kept my card very simple by using 3 papers from Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.


This paper is all in Black and white and can be easily coloured by sponging, braying or spritzing..


I have decided to sponged my card with Bermuda Bay making the colour strong at the bottom and taking it back to near white at the top.

By mounting it on black makes the intensity of the colour “POP”

Along with a simple sentiment and a couple sequence this card is complete.

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“Happy Birthday” with Rose Wonder …..PPA291- Colour Challenge


Was looking for inspiration for a card and I came across this challenge by Pals Paper Arts and decided to give it ago.

I don’t think I have done much with these colours, which are……..

PPA291-Mar10My mother has a beautiful rose garden and she has a rose near her front door that is a similar colour.

So when I saw these colours they inspired me to use Rose Wonder from the Occasional Catalog.

The rose is such a large design that it fills the card, so there is no need for many elements.

I have embossed the rose with black embossing powder onto water colour paper and them water coloured the paper using the ink pads and Aqua pens.

The banner was also embossed but onto vellum as I like the colour of the design coming through.

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Happy Birthday…with Botanical Gardens

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This is a beautiful set from the Occasional Catalog, just loving the Thinlits and Designer Series Paper…

so simple and quick to put together makes a great card for any occasions.

This one is being sent to a lovely person as a Birthday Card so hope she likes it.

Part of the movement started by Stampin’ Up’s Shannon West.


So if you wish to receive a card from me for your Birthday visit my Facebook page HERE

Global Design Project #024 | CASE the Designer

This week we are CASing the Designer –   Copy and Selectively Edit.
The lucky designer is Michelle Last, love her card ….
Love BLUE….anything BLUE and I’m hooked and then with the butterfly added…
I’m in seventh heaven.
Have you seen it?
Here it is!
Isn’t it beautiful, so cool, so refreshing.ahhhhh! Love it!
To see the cards done by the rest of the Design team click HERE
I didn’t use blue nor butterfly’s…I decided to do something a little different.
I used the layout as it also caught my eye and I wanted to have a play with a new set I just bought.
So here is my card.
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Don’t know if it had to do with the weather as its very hot!
But I used what I would call warm tropical colours instead of the lovely cool blue tones.
Love this new set of Framelits – Botanical Builder Framelits Dies,
 the matching Designer Series Paper – Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
and co-ordination card stock –  Botanical Gardens Cardstock Pack
 along with Mint Macaron.
The Happy Birthday came from Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
The inside of the card I used a smaller flower and a strip of the designer series paper mounted on white with a Mint Macaron boarder.
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Hope you enjoyed my card….see you next week.
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Shhhhhh….Don’t tell Aaron! Global Design Project #023

This year my eldest son turns….21!

Wow! a major milestone for him…..and my husband and I survived!

One down and 3 to go!

I’m still trying to sort invitations and venues….then Global Design Project said this weeks challenge was…..


Now Aaron is an outdoor sort of boy, he’s been a Scout and now is a Leader, is a member of RFS- Rural Fire Service and is a diesel mechanic….

what great opportunity to make him a card.

I wanted to do something that had a masculine feel to it.

A CRATE…..with an EXPLOSION of BALLOONS coming out of it…

Had never done a Card in a Box before, this will be interesting!



I stamped my box and extra card stock with the Hardwood stamp and then cut it up to create the reinforced sides of the crate.

The balloons was stamped with Balloon Celebration and highlighted with Wink of Stella- Clear.

The large numbers cut from Glimmer Paper makes them pop out from amongst the balloons.

The Instructions for the box I used the You Tube clip by Tanya Bell.

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