Sunday, 29 April 2012

May Stamp-a-Stack

 These are the 2 designs that we will be making at the May Stamp-a-Stack.
The 2 designs can be Mother's Day cards, birthday cards, anniversary cards,
you can put any sentiment you like on them.
When: Friday 11th May
Time: 7.30pm -10.00pm
Cost: $20 (cash) includes all materials and embellishments
to make 8 cards with envelopes.
Kits available - unstamped $15 - prestamped $20.
Email me to book in to this class

Saturday, 28 April 2012

60th Wedding Anniversary

Another tri-fold card!
Mark's parents celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this month.
I made this Tri-fold card for the occasion.
I made a 2nd card almost identical but without the 60 for my parents who celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary this month.
I've used Stampin' Up products:
Stampin' Up cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla.
Retired DSP 
Stampe sets: "Well Scripted", a SAB 2012 stamp set, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Vintage Vogue.  
Accessories: Butterfly emobsslits.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Liebster Blog Award

the word Liebster is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers, to bring attention to their blog, and increase their following! Here's what you have to do if you are a recipient of the Liebster Blog Award.
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award. Thank you Felicity!
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog. (See the cute award above and on my sidebar)
4. Present the Award to 5 other deserving bloggers with less than 200 followers. Here's my choice of inspirational blogs

Thank you so much Felicity for this award.


Monday, 23 April 2012

Bygone Years - Established Elegance

These cards have been made using the Faux Mother of Pearl technique.

The above card I made for Mark's Dad.
I've used the Established Elegance stamp set and another vintage set I had in my stash.
The Faux Mother of Pearl has not photographed as well in this one.

Another bygone era card.
The Vintage look isn't my usual style but I think I'm happy with these cards.

All SU products unless stated.
Cardstock: Confetti Cream, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Whisper White.
Inks: Early Espresso.
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Vintage set in my stash.
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch,
Antique brads, vintage brads, Crumb Cake Seam binding ribbon,
Square Lattice EF, Houndstooth EF, Big Shot.

Artistic Etchings - Published in CSP Magazine

I got a lovely surprise when I received my CSP Magazine in the mail last week.
One of my cards had been published in the "Readers Gallery" section.
I sent the card in to the magazine so long ago I had forgoten about it.

I used all SU products.
Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Oval All.
Cardstock: River Rock, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
and Presto DSP (from a Mini Catalogue last year).

Accessories: Large Oval punch, Antique Brads.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Brother-n-law's Birthday Card

It's my BIL's birthday next week and this is the card I made for him. You can't beat "Lovely as a Tree" for male cards. The old oak tree has been coloured using SU markers. I've done a bit of layering using Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke cardstock and some retired DSP.
Just have to apologise to BIL as I didn't get it in the post to him. He and my sister fly to Paris on Saturday for 6 weeks of touring around France.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

Livy and her shoe shopping!!!

Heels seem to be the flavour of the month -
is this because she is on her toes so much of the time?

Aaahhh some sensible joggers!!! or not.

Now these are some heels that could do some damage!

She came away with a new pair of thongs - Havaianas from City Beach :)
A ride on a ferry and also the City Cat.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Lighthouse, Cleveland Park, QLD

A bit of down time in between racing. Lunch at The Lighthouse, Cleveland Park, Qld.

A monumental moment - for some!

Tackling your little sister is always a good game for some!!!

OMG, how old are they??? Who can swing higher?

Cheesey moments.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Brisbane with my girl

Southbank, Brisbane. A lovely day with Olivia. Walking along the bank of the Brisbane River where it would've been under water in January 2011 with the floods.

Lunch at Southbank. Nachos to share. We didn't think we would be able to eat it all but we seemed to manage and then kept walking to walk it off.

The Wheel of Brisbane.
The big ferris wheel beside the Brisbane River in The Parklands, South Bank.
60 metres high with a 360 degree panoramic view of Brisbane.

Oh yes, what we are here for...... Matt swimming at Age Nationals at Chandler, Brisbane.
Here he is ready for his 200m free swim this morning (bottom of screen, lane 9). He has been battling the worst head cold I think he has ever had. He hates swimming in "gutter" lanes and he has drawn gutter lanes in his 3 individual events. I tell him, "water is water, doesn't matter what lane it's in"! Probably not what he wants to hear! Anyway he swam a pb this morning in 200 free, another pb last night in the 18U 4x100 free relay, 100m back on Tues was ok considering how unwell he was feeling.

200 back and 4x100 medley relay to go.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Framelits from the new Autumn/Winter Mini

The Framelits in the new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue were my first purchase.
I kind of CASEd this card from Alisa Tilsner. I've used different stamp sets and DSP.
I'm not sure I like it as it's not my normal style but Olivia tells me that it is a stunning card!

All SU products:

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White.
Stamps: Creative Elements, Sincere Salutations.
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Old Olive.
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits, pearls, Champagne Shimmer Paint.

Thank you Card

Just wanted to share this lovely card one of my stamp club ladies made for me. We have been meeting for stamp club for 2 1/2 years and had lots of fun along the way.
I have put my stamp club committments on hold for the time being while I try to juggle work, interstate travel with a swimmer, a heavily commited dancer girl and a hubby who travels OS a lot.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Mini Shares from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue

I'm running a share of some products from the new Mini Catalogue. Just a little taster so you can see what they're like and if you'd like to order some more.

  • 3/8" pleated satin ribbon - Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride - 1 metre of each.
  • Twitterpated DSP 6" x 6".
  • Jelly Bean Brads - 1 of each design.

Cost of share is $12.00 and I need 4 people in the share.

Email me at if you'd like to join in the share.

New Mini Catalogue

The New Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue is here. Click on the image above or in the side bar to download a pdf format of the mini. If you'd like a hard copy then email me at and I will send one out to you.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sympathy Card

I needed to make a sympathy card for a colleague at work. I always find sympathy cards a bit challenging. I have CASEd this card from Felicity Hawkins. I tried to change it but I kept going back to Felicity's design as you can't improve or enhance perfection..... her card was so beautiful and elegant.

Products used:
Cardstock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, SAB designer series paper.
Inks: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade.
Stamp sets: Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Accessories: Big Shot, non SU embossing folder, Vintage Lace ribbon, word window punch.

April Stamp-a-Stack - Kid's Cards

These are the cards we will be making in April's Stamp-a-Stack.
We'll be using "Sunny Fun" and "Grunge Rock". Some great kids stamp sets.

When: Friday 20th April
Time: 7.30 -10.00pm
Cost: $20 (cash) includes all supplies. Make 8 cards with envelopes.

Bookings essential, please email me at