Creative Elements

 Love love love this stamp set, it’s so versatile to use and has such a great impression when stamped. Hope you like it also.

The colors used were, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razelberry, Perfect Plum and Elegant Egg Plant for the Flower and the flourish was stamped in Wild Wasabi and then using a marker some of it was colored in. Do hope you like it and i will be back soon.

Top Bloke

This is another stamp that I got in the set, out on the golf range, I also used the Stampin’ Up! “Lovely as a Tree” one of my most favourite sets, which I often use in some of the scene type cards.  I used Old Olive and Early Espresso on the Neutrals Ivory Cardstock.

Just a reminder to you, if like me you love the Neutrals Cardstock you might like to place an order as its being retired from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogue, so come September 1 you will not be able to buy it any more.

Have a great day! Grandpa

Saw this rather cute stamp the other day, and thought it would be great to make some for my grand daughters school for father’s day. I used Cajun Craze cardstock and Ink to stamp out the old man, what a craggy face he’s got, just like a pop or grand dad don’t you think?

I am a great lover of the Natural Ivory Cardstock, and used this as my bases to stamp onto.  Nice quick little card and great for bulk stamping.  Enjoy, I will be back with another tomorrow.

Flower Fancy

Had this stamp set in my stash and never used it.  Thought now is the time to get out some of these stamp sets and use.  I love two-step stamping, but cannot use a Stamp My Jig if my life depended on it.  Have been known to completely stuff a class trying to.

I used Baja Breeze Ink and Pear Pazzazz and stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.   I then cut them out, used the stem of the other flower in the set as the base to hold my flowers, which I attached then too.  Now can you imagine being told that my card looked like an anorexic stem with breast enlargements on it………………were would you come up with that from…………………told my friend to just go leave me alone and I packed up and went to bed………. might add by this time it was 1pm and yes they should have gone home anyway……………………..right….lol

This morning not being one who likes to through anything out until i have seen if i can salvage it, decided to charge ahead with me creation.  This is what I ended up with!  What do you think?

Thought I might send it to one of my Aunties whom I had been thinking of lately, I am sure she will love it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Simply Elegance Mixed Bunch


I recently attended a Stampin, Up! Conference in Canberra, one of the major events is the swapping of cards. This gives us inspirations to help keep our creative juices flowing. I hadnt realised just how hard it is to produce card after card until i started to run my own classes. Have to tell you I love doing them and helping ladies learn the art of making their own cards.

This is a card that received from the talented Marelle Taylor I thought it was very elegant and i am sure you will also. I also recently made it and the instructions for a team meeting that i attended with many talented ladies from Teneale Williams Team. Check her out at

Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake
Ribbon : Crumb Cake
Embossing Folder Vintage Wallpaper
Punch’s 1”Circle Punch and the Blossom Punch.
Stamp Set : Mixed Bunch
Suggested Greetings: Loving Thoughts or Well Scripted
Instructions: Fold your base card in half.
Take piece that is 9cm x 9cm and put through the big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper folder. Then cut into 3 pieces, equally. (at 3cm) Take these at attaché to the piece of cardstock that is approx 10cm x 15 cm to the outside side firstly slightly in from each boarder and just equally down from the top. Then position the enter piece.
Bearing in mind that your greeting will be at the bottom with part of the flower hanging below the ribbon, choose one that doesn’t extend right across the card. After stamping your greeting attach your ribbon, secured at the back of the card front with tape. This card front can now be attached to your Card……………………………easy and the ladies love it.
Stamp a flower on cardstock and punch out. Stamp a centre on to crumb cake using crumb cake in and using the circle punch to cut it. Attach the circle to your flower ( you can mount this on just tape to the flower) Put a pearl in the middle of the circle. To make the little bit of ribbon sticking out of the flower, i just used a piece of ribbon that was 15cm long and looped it then stuck with tape. This is then attached to the back of your flower, which then has foam mount attached to it. Lastly attach to your card.

Another Tiny Hand Print

 Here is another spin on my Baby Prints, item no 125472. I used some Stampin’ Up! designer papers along with Brushing Bride Card Stock, and stamped on  Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Got to love how it all goes together.

Again I faux embossed the card with the buttons embossing folder.  Again idea from the very talented Beth Stewart, here is her blog for you to check her work out.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Beau Chateau Simply Soft

Need a special card?  Beautiful and elegant.

I used the two-step Simply Soft Stamp Set, that is one of the ones you can get when you host your own Stampin, Up! workshop. But you need to be quick,…………lol as the new catalogue will come out in September and there will be a whole new lot of hostess stamp sets for you to choose from.

I used the Simply Soft Hostess set to stamp out the image, it’s a two set stamp set and just about anyone can create a gorgeous card like this.  I also used the Beau Chateau Designer Series Papers and the Marina Mist Grograin Ribbon, this also will retire come 1st September 2012.   The cardbase and one of the decorative trims used the Baja Breeze Cardstock and I stamped the images onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.

I used the Framelits Dies Labels collection 125598, which consists of 6 dies, which are just divine aren’t they.  Didnt put a greeting on as this can be customed for the occasion.  Do hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Tinny Hands Baby Prints

 When attending Markets I am often asked for a baby card, of which i dont have many. So you can imagine my delight when Stampin’ Up! brought out the stamp set called, Baby Prints, item no 125472. I used some of the paper from the Baue Chateu series along with Brushing Bride Card Stock, and stamped on  Very Vanilla Cardstock.

I faux embossed the card with the buttons embossing folder.  Looks great dont you think.  Got this idea from the very talented Beht Stewart, here is her blog for you to check her work out.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.