Monday, 31 January 2011

Nappy cake and booties.

A couple of weeks ago I posted that one of the members of my stampers-10 groups was having her baby, in fact I posted the card I’d made for her.  Today I finally caught up with her and gave her the little present I’d made for her.


You know I love my nappy cakes :O)  This is a simple one, just a few nappies, a few bodysuits (onesies) rolled and wrapped in a gorgeous fleecy baby blanket and secured with a nappy pin.  A little keepsake for the top and a gift tag.


The keepsake, a pair of paper baby booties, aren’t they just gorgeous!



Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB 2011)
Cardstock: Regal Rose
Mediums: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Tools: Small tag punch, Large tag punch.

Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB 2011)
DSP: Sweet Always (Ret)
Cardstock: Regal Rose
Mediums: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Tools: Basic pearls, Flowers and Clear stone diamante brad from Pretties kit coloured with copic pen, paper snips.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Bliss-full CASE.

Hi Everyone! A gorgeous card for you today.

Yesterday, I saw this card by the uber-talented Teneale Williams and instantly knew I wanted to CASE it for a friends birthday this week. I've been hoarding the gorgeous Lap of Luxury DSP for ages and as soon as I saw Teneale’s card, I knew that I would be breaking into it to make this card. One of the things I liked most about Teneale’s card was that it was beautiful inside and out! It took me an hour or so, but it was so worth it Smiley from


I can definitely see me using this layout again!


It is so good to see Teneale back in blog-land again, she has amazing talent, her attention to detail is flawless.


Stamps: Bliss (SAB 2011), Tiny Tags
DSP: Lap of Luxury
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Mediums: Perfect Plum
Tools: Small tag punch, Basic pearls, distressing tool, glue dots, dimensionals, paper snips. Lace trim from stash.

Friday, 28 January 2011

We have a winner

Congratulations to AliM for winning the small package of PTI goodies.  Email me your mailing address and I'll put those goodies in the mail.

Friday, 21 January 2011

A Challenge

First the challenge, I’ve taken part in the A Passion for Papertrey’s challenge to work out of our comfort zones. I decided to try and work with blue – its a colour I’m definitely not comfortable with but as I needed to make a birthday card, and I knew the recipient's favourite colour is blue it had to be done. I took inspiration from this month’s PTI release, especially Maille’s designs.
Stamps: Circle Tags (Paula Pascual), Sentiment from Round and Round.
DSP: Beautiful Blooms, Men of Life,
Cardstock: White card blank from stash, hawaiian shores, old olive
Mediums: Real Red, hawaiian shores, basic black
Tools: Mat Stack 3 die, Basic rhinestones coloured with black copic, leaf from 2-step Bird punch, word window punch, scallop circle punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Basic back 1/8” taffeta ribbon, dimensionals and glue dots.

I did love rolling those flowers, in fact I think I am now addicted, I’m sticking them to EVERYTHING! They are so easy to make and look soooo adorable!
Anyway I know the card has been safely received so its safe to post on here {wink}

I'm planning to put together a small package of PTI goodies for my blog readers, it won’t be masses and masses, just a small selection of cardstock, designer papers, ribbon and buttons. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before Friday 28th January 13.30 GMT. I will draw a winner from those comments sometime Friday afternoon, I will open this to all European crafters.
Good luck

Friday, 14 January 2011

Pay It Forward!


I was reading Jacky’s blog this morning, and came across this:

I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this status, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade (or homemade) by you and it must be sent to your 5 people some time in 2011. Ready, set, GO!

What an exciting idea! It isn’t about the receiving. It is the idea of giving something I’ve made to someone else ... just because. What fun! It doesn’t have to be big, expensive or amazing, just handmade by you. A little piece of yourself. Pass it along to someone else. Make someone’s day brighter who will in turn pay it forward.

So, here’s the challenge. I will send something handmade to the first five people who leave a comment to this post. Then it will be up to you to pay it forward to five other people this year. Use your blog to find your payees. Please come back here and post about your experience. I’d love to hear how this challenge has effected your year.

I have a few ideas in mind of what I will make, but will keep it a surprise for now!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Christmas 2010 – Thank You

These are all the gorgeous handmade Christmas cards I received this year.


It's been almost a week a while since I last posted, and I promised I’d post more often, but I haven’t managed to get into the craft room this week so I thought I post some pictures of the cards I received Christmas 2010 before I put them all away – by put them away I really mean scrap them ....  (honest)

Sharon B














Dawn T
















Sally B








Ann & Livi













027 Linz


I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at all these beautiful cards as much as I really appreciated receiving them.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Jump start


I just love how these turned out, so much so I really, really don’t want to give them away!


I also realised something else ... I thought I was a pink and sparkly kinda girl, hmm turns out I’m really a purple and brown kinda girl because this is now officially my favourite colour combination! Which it a bit of a pain as I’ve now run out of this DSP ...

Each of the cards

I’m hoping that this one can be entered onto the APFP challenge, there is a little bit of of my own background design on the mat stack :O)


Stamps: All booked up, Polka Dot Basics II, Father Knows Best (Sentiment)
DSP: Guide Lines
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Pale Plum
Mediums:  Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip,
Tools: Mat Stack 3 die, Book print impression plate, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Swiss dot satin (wrong side) plum pudding ribbon and buttons, Rustic Jute Button Twine.

And a Thank You that I could give to my boss and his wife, I tried to make it a little masculine.


Stamps: All booked up, Flight of the Butterfly (Sentiment)
DSP: Guide Lines
Cardstock: Early Expresso, Pale Plum
Mediums:  Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip,
Tools: Mat Stack 3 die, Book print impression plate, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Swiss dot satin (wrong side) plum pudding ribbon and buttons, Rustic Jute Button Twine.

You’ll notice this one is different to the others – Doh, I only stuck the embossed cardstock on upside down so I had to redesign – Luckily it still works!


Please let me know what you think

Monday, 3 January 2011

Sweet Baby


A friend is about to have her baby girl, so I thought I’d better have a card ready for her, at the same time I joined in on Passion for Papertrey’s current challenge: to use a background stamp on a project.


I love creating my own backgrounds and was going to use Polka Dot Basics II, but decided on A Little Argyle for a change and believe me it is a change, I always seem to reach for PDBII, but I’m glad I did, I really enjoyed using A Little Argyle, and had really forgotten just how versatile it is!

The cute little babygrow is from a new Stampin Up set called Bundle of Love and the sentiments are PTI from Mega Mixed Messages. All the cardstock, ink and ribbon are Stampin Up.

I’ve a few more projects to show, lots of Thank you’s and I’ve got a jump on some Birthday cards too.  I’ll post them over the next few days.