Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my crafting blog. If you are new to visiting me, thank you for stopping by! This is my personal space where I talk about the latest creations that I've made using various crafting products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or occasion, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list cards by occasion and by Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order for easy viewing. Just click on one of the titles to view the various cards and boxes in your chosen category.

If you would like me to make a specific card for a special someone or occasion, please email me for more details.

Enjoy your stay, and if you have time, please leave a message to let me know you've dropped by :)


Friday, 31 July 2009

Another month, another workshop!

Hi all,

Not only where does the time go, but where does a month go?!? It's that time again when I host my next Stampin' Up! Workshop :)

Tomorrow I shall be doing a Wheel Workshop and will be creating three beautiful cards using different wheel stamps. I originally thought of this idea last month and wanted to do a Wheel Workshop so I decided to host a Wheel Card Swap on ILWS to get some ideas.

Below are the cards we will be making tomorrow:

The middle Barely Banana card was inspired and CASED from Jeannette, thank you for such a lovely Wheel Swap Card :) This card was so beautiful I decided to use this one and change small details such as the colour and ribbon. The last card was inspired and CASED from Sarah-Jane, another Wheel Swap Card. This time, I've changed the DSP, colour and other little bits and bobs and created the above, which I'm really happy with.

It's wonderful to be able to share ideas and be inspired from such wonderful talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

Bye for now,


Friday Already!

Hi all,

What a busy week it's been. I've been organising a Wheel Card Swap over on ILWS and just loved everyone's creations. Below is the one I made using a baby theme:

Baby Boy Card

I made eight of these, and forgot to take a picture of all these cards on mass. Here's the one and only photo I have of it to show what it looks like from the front. When you open the card, you see the round sentiment inside in the top right hand corner.

Stamps: Jumbo Wheel - "Nursery Letters" and Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set "Cause For Celebration".
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue.
Ink Pad:
Bashful Blue.

Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Gingham Ribbon - Light Blue.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 25 July 2009

Box In A Bag

Well what a beautiful day it is outside, too bad I'm crafting inside and not getting a sun tan ;)

Anyway, I've been admiring the Box In A Bag 3D item on various blogs and galleries for ages now and just been dying to make one of these.

Using all Stampin' Up! products, here's my first attempt at a Box In A Bag:

Stamps: "Crazy For Cupcakes" and "Totally Tabs".
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White. Designer Series Paper - Junior Varsity.
Ink Pad:
Olive Olive, So Saffron.

Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon - Old Olive, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - So Saffron.
Non-SU: Nestabilities - Ovals.

Thanks for stopping by.


Blog Award

Thank you to Sara for naming me as a blog she enjoys visiting.

I've received this award and in accepting it, I'd like to nominate five other blogs that deserve this award. In no particular order:

1. Carole
2. Sarah B
3. Aimes
4. Kate
5. Emma

Please post the award on your own blog, let people know who nominated you and nominate five new beautiful bloggers (linking to us all).

Have a good Saturday.


Friday, 24 July 2009

Wedding Season Still

Hi all,

Have been busy lately making more wedding cards using one of the Level 1 Hostess Stamp Sets called "A Little Bit of Happiness" to create some colourful wedding cards using Dazzling Diamonds for that extra sparkle along with sentiment stamps from "Occasional Greetings" and the new Oval punches from the Mini Catalogue.

Pretty In Pink Wedding Card

Cameo Coral Wedding Card

Close To Cocoa Wedding Card

Sage Shadow Wedding Card

Hope you like.

Enjoy the weekend!


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Non-Stamping Wedding Card

Hi all,

Hope you're well and having a good week so far.

Anyway, after making a waterfall card for the first time the other day and enjoying the process of making one using my Christmas stamps, I decided to try out another one but use my Wedding Cuttlebug embossing folders instead.

This is mainly a non-SU card, apart from using the Round Tab Punch, Ribbon and Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Hope you like:

Bye for now,


Friday, 17 July 2009


Hi all,

Yipee, it's Friday which means another week has gone by and it's nearly the weekend. Recently made a waterfall card as I love this look. For some reason I was itching to use my Christmas stamps, so here's to a very early Christmas card and hopefully more to come:

Hung Up On The Holidays

Stamps: "Hung Up On The Holidays", "Totally Tabs".
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green.
Ink Pad: Basic Grey, Real Red, Night of Navy, Close To Cocoa, Garden Green, Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon - Real Red, Non-SU Christmas Tree Eyelets from own stash.

Have a good weekend!


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Girlie Birthday Card

Hi all,

Another day passes and it gets closer to the weekend yet again. Where does the time fly to? Anyway, it's a special girl's birthday today and she requested a pink and black card with hearts, so I had the perfect idea to use my Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set again ;)

Here it is below:

Stamps: "A Little Bit of Happiness" and "Occasional Greetings".
Cardstock: Basic Black and Pretty In Pink.
Ink Pad: Basic Black, Versamark Stamp Pad, Versamagic - Cloud White.
Accessories: Stampin' Write Marker Pens - Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick Powder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots, Dovecraft Grosgrain Ribbon - Black.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Happy Anniversary.

Okay, so I sneak peeked a card the other day, and now I can officially upload it without worrying the recipients haven't seen it yet.

Below I used my Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set "A Little Bit of Happiness" to create an anniversary card using a number of Stampin' Up! products.

A Little Bit of Happiness

"A Little Bit of Happiness" and "Cheers & Wishes".
Cardstock: Regal Rose and Whisper White.
Ink Pad: Chocolate Chip and Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Stampin' Write Marker Pens - Regal Rose, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick Powder, May Arts Ribbon, Nestabilities and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now,


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Crafting Day

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good start to the week. Yesterday evening I spent hours online getting inspiration and bookmarked a couple of youtube videos I wanted to try out.

Today, I made it my duty to do some cardmaking to make up for having a craft free weekend ;)
So out came all my craft goodies and hours later I managed to create a few birthday cards, "Pull Treats" and a "Waterfall" card.

Be back tomorrow with pictures as the lighting isn't great this evening.

Bye for now,


Friday, 10 July 2009

It's Friday!

Hi all,

Hope everyone's well and you're looking forward to the weekend. Recently been making a few Wedding Anniversary cards, and so I thought I'd upload a sneak peek here.

This will be uploaded in full, after the intended recipients receive this card next week.

Bye for now,


Thursday, 9 July 2009

Crazy For Cupcakes

Hi all,

It's been a busy week per usual and I'm trying to make a few more cards to add to my collection. After seeing Kate's birthday card I decided to CASE it because I just loved how she paper pieced the balloons and added the sentiment around the balloon :) Thank you Kate.

Here are mine below:

Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue and Old Olive, Red Rose and So Saffron and Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue. Designer Series Paper - Junior Varsity.
Ink Pad: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Brocade Blue and Old Olive.
Ribbon: 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Bashful Blue and Rose Red. 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon - Brocade Blue.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Another Male Card

Hi all,

Well have managed to make another male card today. I had a Penny Black image lying around and so I decided to colour it in, add some debossing to the background to resemble a golf ball and made it into a 5x5 card.

Hope you like:

SU Products used are Night of Navy and Garden Green Cardstock.
Stamps are by Penny Black - "Missed You".
Background created with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Tiny Bubbles - the debossed side to resemble a golf ball.

Bye for now,


Monday, 6 July 2009

Male birthday

WOW: What an amazing Men's Final at Wimbledon yesterday! I had planned to do and make so much, but what with the tennis being on, it was hard to pull my eyes away from the tv screen!

Anyway, I've been looking through my stash of cards that I have for when I need one and it occurred to me that I don't have that many cards for men. So I've decided, I'm going to try and make a few more seeing as the cards I predominately make are more female orientated. So, with this in mind, here's a card I made earlier using various Stampin' Up! products:

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Whisper White Cardstock. Patterns Designer Series Paper - Bashful Blue.
Ink Pad: Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Hope to make a few more soon.

Bye for now,


Saturday, 4 July 2009

Hot Pink Wedding Combo.

Hi all,

Okay, I think it's now safe to say that I can show off the wedding commission. The wedding invitation was a shade of bright hot pink with cream, so I decided to break open my pack of "Bold Brights" colour family and use Pink Passion with some Bazzill Bling that I had in my stash. Below is the matching card and gift card wallet that I made:

Stamps: Mr & Mrs and Happy Hearts.
Cardstock: Pink Passion and Bazzill Bling.
Ink Pad: Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin' Emboss Powder - Gold.
Non-SU: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Wedding, Nestabilities - Rectangle and Glitterati Gem Adhesives.

Bye for now,


Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day for my American friends!

Well what a lovely morning I've had. Had my Stampin' Up! Workshop today and we made some beautiful cards using "Seeing Spots" as the main stamp set along with "Schoolbook Serif Alphabet" to make the "Hello" card. The ladies were fantastic and enthusiastic as always and I hope they had a lot of fun today.
Here are the cards that we made in their full glory:

Seeing Spots Workshop

All products used are Stampin' Up! and are available to order through me.

Cards Left to Right:

Stamps: Seeing Spots and Schoolbook Serif Alphabet.
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White.
Ink Pads: Regal Rose and Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon - Pretty In Pink.

Stamps: Seeing Spots.
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.
Ink Pads: Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery.
Accessories: 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Certainly Celery, 1 3/8"Circle Punch, 1 1/4"Circle Punch, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Tool and Brads - Soft Subtles.

This card was inspired and CASED from SCS.
Stamps: Seeing Spots.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and Very Vanilla.
Ink Pads: Choclate Chip, Cameo Coral and Versamark Stamp Pad.
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, Tag Punch and Small Tag Punch.

Enjoy your day and be back later with the Wedding commission.

Bye for now,


Friday, 3 July 2009

Wedding Season

Yay, it's Friday, that means just a few hours till the weekend and my next Stampin' Up! workshop that I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

Just thought I'd post a sneak peek of another Wedding commission I've been busy with recently. Here is it below, all will be revealed tomorrow when I can officially unveil it.

Bye for now,


Thursday, 2 July 2009

Another Birthday

Hi all,

Made another birthday card recently for a friend whose birthday is today, so I think it's safe to upload the card in full now :) I christened my new Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss goodies to make this card along with using Stampin' Up! cardstock and ribbon.

Happy Birthday Cam

All Stampin' Up! products were used to make this card, apart from the main Cuttlebug feature and sentiment.

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Ballet Blue
Accessories: Inkpad - Bashful Blue and Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Bashful Blue

Have a good day,


Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Workshop - Saturday 4 July

Hi all,

Hope everyone's having a good week so far. Been busy prepping for my next workshop that is being held this weekend. We will be using the stamp set "Seeing Spots" to create three cards using various techniques and accessories.

Here's a few sneak peeks of the cards we'll be making this Saturday.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Be back at the weekend for a full upload of the cards.

Bye for now,