For my Scripture Children

Again, this year I have been teaching Scripture to great bunch of year 2 students. Robyn and I had them last year when they were still very young. This year we have seen them grow into more confident boys and girls.
On a Thursday morning we wait in the class room as the school are all gathered together in front of the “Old school building” for a quick assembly. Then we here one of the teachers say, “Thank your Scripture Teachers”. A pounding of feet and in runs the boys seeing who gets in first and gets the front seats. The girls in not as much of a rush follow on.
They all sit there and listen as I ask them about their week and start, sometimes with a game or a question relevant to the days lesson.
Not all sit there and listen, and the answers aren’t always what you hope to hear…but by the end of the year the naughtiest boy is starting to know I mean business …in a kind loving way.
And then before you know the bell rings and with shuffling of chairs, a voice calls out “Who gets the award today?” and they are running out the door just as fast as when they came in.
This week is the last time for this year and we have been given gifts to give the children. So instead of wrapping in gift paper I have made envelopes to hold the CD’s about the First Christmas and decorated with stamped images from last year’s Merry Mice (now discontinued) and coloured using Stampin’ Up! Water Colour Pencils.
So, what about next year…it may be a new group of Year 1 or 2 boys and girls…and I will miss this wonderful group, even the naughtiest one of all.

One Wild Ride from Stampin’ Up!

Even though I have a family of boys, it’s not often I make cards suitable for boys.
So, for this month’s class I purchased Stampin’ Up! stamp set “One Wild Ride” 141724.
This stamp set was designed by Dawn Griffith in celebration of her One Million Sales.
You can find this stamp set on page 37 of the Annual Catalogue.
It is a fun set and is great for the young boy to the older mature man.
The first card we made was a card I CASed from Dawn Griffith herself and it’s a fun Z- Fold card
Here is a Link to her YouTube Video…Modified Z Fold Card – One Wild Ride

With my card I changed the size of the card to suit the Australian market – Finished card size 10.5 x 14.5 cm. I also sponged the edges of the Whisper White front panel with the motor bike.
The second card we made was CASed from Tanys Boser…I love this card because it is so bright and vibrant. Again, here is a link to her YouTube Video showing how she made the card- Ghosting Technique on Glossy Paper
Because I wanted to stick to a boy theme I changed the card base to Dapper Denim…though I still think a girl would also love this.

And so, then it comes to my card


with a Gift Card pocket inside…

Products used and links to My Store..

One Wild Ride Stamp Set 141724
Timeless Textures 140517
Best Badge Punch 140633
Whisper White Cardstock 106549
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 121681
Dapper Denim Cardstock 141419
Basic Grey Stampin’ Pad 140932
Cherry Cobbler Stampin Pad 126966
Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad 126975
Dapper Denim Stampin Pad 141394

Here is how I made this card...

  • Card base in Dapper Denim was cut at 10.5 x 29 cm and scored at 14.5 &23.5 cm
  • Fold and burnish score lines with the 23.5 score line folding to inside of card to form a Gift Card pocket.
  • Cut a half circle using a Circle Punch –  I used the 1 ¼” punch
  • Using Tear & Tape Adhesive along the outer edges and adhere down forming the pocket.
  • Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 8 x 9.5 cm & 13.5 x 9.5 cm. Also 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler 8.3 x 9.8 & 13.8 x 9.8 as matting for both pieces of Whisper White.
  • Using Timeless Textures on Pg. 154 and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad stamp around the edges of both pieces of Whisper White. With the splatter stamp from One Wild Ride add texture over the smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • With Basic Gray Stampin’ Pad add the motor bike image to larger piece of Whisper White stamping to the right-hand side leaving room for the sentiment above, which is stamped in the Dapper Denim Stampin’ Pad.
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White stamp the badge in Dapper Denim and another one in Cherry Cobbler. Punch the Dapper Denim one out using the co-ordinating Punch Pg. 206. With paper snips cut the banner out from the Cherry Cobbler Badge and using the Mini Dimensionals adhere over the Dapper Denim banner and adhere the larger Dimensionals to back of the Dapper Denim badge.
  • With the tyre track stamp and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad ink up the stamp and stamp off onto scratch paper to lighten the colour (my pad is very juicy and stamps very dark), then stamp on the smaller piece of Whisper White approximately 1.5 cm from left hand edge.
  • Adhere the Whisper White to the Cherry Cobbler for both pieces. Adhere the large panel to inside of card and the smaller to front of card. Attach badge to card front.

Thank you for reading my post and I hope you also enjoy making these cards…


SORRY… present my Blog is down

Sorry to everyone who follows my blog…at present we are having issues with uploading photos. so for the meantime my blog is out of action. I will be posting on my Stampin’ Up! Blog instead until we can fix this issue.
Here is a LINK to my Stampin’ Up! Blog……

Daisy Delight from Stampin’ Up!

Daisy’s always remind me of the country and visiting my Parents with Mum’s beautiful garden full of blooms.

Thankyou daisy1

So with this card I wanted to bring those feelings of being home in the country.

How to make this card….

  • Card base – Daffodil Delight cut 14.5 x 21 cm and scored at 10.5 cm
  • Mat – Whisper White cut at 10 x 14 cm
  • Card Front – Black and White Plaid from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, cut 9.7 x 13.7 cm
  • The Plaid DSP is brayed in two colours – Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point, starting with the Tempting Turquoise and then blending the Pacific Point in over the top. Attach card front to mat.
  • A piece of vellum cut at 6 x 7.5 cm and the bottom edge torn.
  • Stamp the Thank You sentiment in Basic Black just above the torn edge and adhere with snail . The daisy will cover the snail so be careful where you place the glue
  • Wrap bakers Twine a few times around the card Front and adhere with Dimentionals to Card Base.
  • Stamp 2 daisy’s on Whisper White cardstock using Smokey Slate Stampin’ Pad. Sponge the daisy’s in Daffodil Delight making it light in the center and darker towards the end of petals. I did this before punching them out. Punch out both daisy’s and adhere them together with a small amount of Multi Purpose Glue.
  • The leaves I stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Always Artichoke and then lightly pounce a sponge over the top to colour and fussy cut out.
  • Adhere the daisy to card with a dimentional and add a Clear Faceted Gem to daisy center for that little bit of “BLING”
  • The leaves are adhered with Multi Purpose Glue and just tucked under the petals.

This is a fun card that brings back lots of happy childhood memories….

All products used are listed below with a link to my Online Store

If you have any questions on this card or any of the product I have used please contact me.




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World card Making Day


Celebrate World Card Making Day…..

I will be making cards at my place on Friday 6th October…this is not a class…come along and bring your stuff and make cards with me.

I will have my stamps and inks available for you to use …you will need to provide your own adhesives.

If you need cardstock you can purchase from me out of my stash…please let me know if you are coming so I can “clean the house”

Stampin’ Up! will be Celebrating World Card Making Day over 10 days…starting yesterday and have put together a list of essential card making products that you can purchase with a 15% discount over the 10 days..

So don’t leave it too long to order yours…HERE is a link to my Store



Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight Accordion Fold Card

Where have the years gone…..

My No:3 Son (out of 4) will soon be sitting his HSC, Year 12. It only seems like yesterday that he started in Kindergarten.


Here he is with his 2 older brothers about to enter the school gates all those years ago.

This year has been a big year for him….as he has been the 2017 School Captain ( one more week left ).

Last Friday he asked me if I was able to make a card for the Year 12 students to give to their Year Adviser.

I was so pleased he asked me and its a card I have really enjoyed making.

So as there is approx 90 students…..I needed a large card, or a card with pages. So I decided on an Accordion Fold Card, you can make these card as large or long as you need as long as you make in odd numbers. Its a card that is made up of squares joined together on diagonal corners…this will all be explained through the pictures and video.

Image showing Daisy Delight and Delightful Daisy designer Series Paper

Card size 15 x 15 cm ( 6 x 6″ )

I also made an envelope to go with the card taking into account of the card thickness.

The accordion part of the card is made from 3 sheets of 30 x 30 cm Whisper White Cardstock 124302 and front and back covers are in Night of Navy Cardstock 106577. I decorated the card with the delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper 144137 and the greeting and daisy I stamped using the Daisy Delight Bundle 145361 (Stamp and Daisy punch)


The daisy I stamped in Smoky Slate 131179 and sponged in Calypso Coral 126983… sponge had some residue Daffodil Delight 126944 so the daisies have this beautiful two tone effect. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive126953  and then lightly sponged and fussy cut around, leaving a small boarder around the leaf. The flower centers on the card from is a Faceted Gem Clear 144142 and the inside of card I stamped the flower center from the stamps in Daffodil Delight and adhered with a Dimenstional.


I have added some Wink of Stella Clear 141897 to both daisy’s for that something extra.

I have made a Video to show how the cardstock is folder and joined…I hope you find this helpful.

Any questions please just contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also below you will find links to all the products used.


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Awesomely Artistic

Hi and welcome to Butterflys and Bows

This week I have been asked to make a card to send to a family in our church……

I needed a card that would suit the male members of this family but then not leave out the women either.

So I decided to do something a little rustic but still soft and I hope soothing as well.

The stamp set I am using by Stampin’ Up! is Awesomely Artistic. It s a great set that allows you to add layers in stamps not so much as layers in paper.

The detail in these stamps are beautiful and has that old rustic charm.

You can purchase Awesomely Artistic HERE


10 simple steps to create your own card using Awesomely Artistic Stamps by Stampin’ Up!
  • For the card and card front I used Crumb Cake Card stock, cut at  Base- 14.5 x 29 cm and card front – 9.5 x 13.5 cm
  • Using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad I stamped the linen image a couple of times on the top and bottom of the card base.
  • The floral Image I stamped in Early Espresso.
  • Using Watercolor pencils by Stampin’ Up! I coloured the flowers in Whisper White and then added Calypso Coral in the center of the petals. With a touch of Daffodil Delight as the flower centers. The leaves were coloured with Old Olive. There is NO blending, just simply colouring in.
  • The fern leaves I stamped with the Old Olive Stampin’ Pad.
  • I highlighted the fern and flowers using a white gel pen
  • On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the circle flower image in Calypso Coral and also highlighted with the white gel pen. Cut out with a 1.5 cm Circle Punch.
  • With a few wrapes of Stampin’ Up! Linen Thread and the floral circle attached on top with a dimensionals
  • The edges of both the card and the card front was lightly sponged with Crumb Cake using the Stampin’ Pad and sponge.
  • Add a few dimensionals to the back and mount onto the card
If you have any questions please contact me.
For any of these products I have used you can purchase from my Store by clicking on the links below..
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Swirly Scribbles from Stampin’ Up!

Good Morning and welcome to Butterflys and Bows…

This weeks challenge by the Global Design Challenge team is a Colour Challenge GDP#093 and the colours we are playing with are ……

GDP093_Colour_ChallengeWho’s loving these new In-Colours by Stampin’ Up!?….I am.

Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst from the new In-Colours teamed with Pool Party from the Subtle Collection….WOW! What a great combo..

The Pool Party adds a sense of Ahhhh! to this combination, that little bit of calm with those 2 great vibrant colours.

I love the FUN these colours bring out..they remind me of hot summers at the beach or at the pool, or a garden in full bloom and the feelings of laughter and playfulness.

So I wanted to follow through with this and used the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies and lots of layers of colour.


I love the Swirly Scribbles and how they can be layered or entwined like I have done here.

I have also added a layer of the Berry Burst crackle paper from  Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

The sentiment used comes from Watercolor Wings Stamp Set.

If you wish to give this card a go, here are all the measurements I used.

How to make my Swirly Scribbles Card……




  1. Cut the Swirly Scribbles from the Berry Burst (9 x 9), Lemon Lime Twist (7 x 7), Pool Party (6 x 6)
  2. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White and flag the right hand side using Basic Black Archival Ink.
  3. Fold along score line on card Base and adhere Lemon Lime Twist Matt.
  4. Adhere the crackle paper mat to Pool Party mat (this is not adhered to the Lemon Lime twist as yet), I use Multi Purpose glue for this as it allows time to get the paper in the right place.
  5. Entwine the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist Swirls and adhere to top of card also attach tag, slipping it over and under swirls.
  6. Adhere Pool Party swirl to center Berry Burst swirl
  7. Add Dimensionals to Pool Party mat and adhere to Lemon Lime Twist Matt
  8. Adhere Whisper What Matt to the inside of the card.

Now if you are wanting to Purchase any of these items to make this card then here is a link to these products at My Store…

Hope you have enjoyed today’s card any questions please contact me


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Global Design Project 092 | Case the Designer

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

I hope you are having a lovely day, its a bit cool here in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. So I have stayed inside and worked on another card to share with you.

Its another card for the Global Design Project #092- Case the Designer…

Please make sure you go and have a look at last weeks winners…..HERE

GDP092_SteffiThis week we are CASEing the talented Steffi Helmschrott.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit


I love the Watercolor Wings and this is probably only the second time I have used it.

The colours I have used are Smoky Slate, Powder Pink and Soft Sky….love for beautiful it has turned out.

The Smoky Slate I stamped off once before stamping onto the Shimmery White Cardstock as I wanted it to be very subtle. The body I stamped in full strength.

The sentiment came from the stamp set “Sitting Here”

I have added a layer under the card front from Fresh Florals in the Powder Pink.

Hope you like this weeks card.


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Sympathy Cards…Do you find them hard to make?

Sympathy Cards…not the easiest cards to make. Why, because they are full of emotions.

Hi and welcome to Butterflys and Bows….over this past week I have been struggling making cards for friends that have lost family members.

Making cards for family’s that are grieving is so fully of emotion, it can bring up memories and feelings of when you may have lost someone. When I make these cards I’m looking for a sense of calm, gentleness and most of all “Love and Understanding”.

You want the person who is receiving the card to feel you truly care for them.

I try to keep the cards I make to a simple and elegant design with soft and using gentle colours, not over the top or too busy.



This card I used the Colorful Seasons Bundle 145348 and the sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases 141534




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