What a week! I had both kids at home with a nasty bug and I cannot believe how much it affected my mojo! But you know what it, it is what it is... I kept busy with cleaning the house and tidying my craft room and other chores. At least now I can only focus … Continue reading Thank You
I think I am well and truly ready to create for Christmas! It feels like I have only touched the tip of the iceberg as far as the Mini Catalogue is concerned! I might have mentioned previously that I am very much a traditional girl - Red and Green all the way! This month's @stampinfancyfriday … Continue reading Christmas Greetings
Before this morning gets away from me because of dance competition stuff, I wanted to share my entry for this week's Global Design Project Challenge (#gdp312). This week it is breathtaking sketch challenge! I was inspired by the layout, the brick wall background and everything else! I love distressed walls and I have always dreamed … Continue reading You touched my heart
Yes, no jokes! I am so ready to start making for the holiday season! Google says the best time to send out Christmas cards to family and friends is the first week of December (I send cards to my overseas friends and family mid November). I also love making gifts for teachers and neighbours and … Continue reading Happy holidays!
One of my favourite things to do in the whole wide world is making cards with friends! This past Saturday (2 October 2021) was World Card Making Day and I was so lucky to have a few friends over (in person!) to celebrate! Two of attendees have never stamped before - one of them my … Continue reading Happy birthday (Shaded Summer)
Hello! As always I hope you are doing well! As we are nearing the end of September, we are also nearing the end of SALE-a Bration and I find myself using the FREE products I earned through qualifying orders more and more! The Summer Shadows Dies (ONLY available as a free SAB product) coordinates with … Continue reading May the good you do… (Shaded Summer stamp set)
It finally feels like Spring has arrived in Perth and what better way to celebrate than with the latest Colour Inkspiration Challenge! Wow! Wow! Wow! With SALE-a-Bration nearing the end, I just had to make use of two of my favourite products from the brochure. For my little scene I used stamps from the Textures … Continue reading Let’s celebrate you!
Hello stamper! I hope you are doing well! I have been so busy preparing for the biggest day in the cardmaking community - World Card Making Day 2021 - on 2 October 2021. as if we ever need a reason to make cards! An excuse to celebrate? Now that is a whole different story! Today … Continue reading Some friendships are just meant to be
Hello stamper! I hope wherever you find yourself and whatever the weather is like that you are enjoying the moment! Today I am sharing a little sunshine with you! I was inspired by the new Stampin' Fancy Friday challenge. For the month of September it is a sketch challenge and I can tell you that … Continue reading Sending Sunshine
Hello card making friend! We have been blessed with a beautiful Spring day in Perth. Today we are also celebrating Father's Day in Australia so nothing better than to celebrate with a barbeque! Just a quick card to enter this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#fms501)... Beautiful sketch as always! (Click on the images below … Continue reading Let your heart be light
Happy Spring from a rainy Perth! I hope you are doing well and that you also managed to put a bit of time aside this past weekend to make a card! Today's card was inspired by three challenges! Not only am I @stampinthroughthecatalog... One of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue I also created a … Continue reading May the good you do come back to you
Today I am sharing a card inspired by this week's Global Design Project colour challenge. A beautiful, soft colour combination. (Click on the images to see what Stampin'Up! supplies I used as well as instructions.) Previously I played around with my scraps, this time I intentionally created the Designer Series Paper strips with the negative … Continue reading Some friendships are just meant to be (Shaded Summer stamp set)
Hello! Hello! I am feeling so chirpy today! That is what a sunny day does to you! Yesterday we had a lovely barbeque and this morning we went for a walk! Top it off with a beautiful Global Design Project CASE the Designer Challenge and everything is going hunkydory! I love the colour combination and … Continue reading Thank you for being you (Nature’s Harvest Bundle)
I am so excited to be a guest designer for the new Colour INKspiration Challenge (I was the winner of Challenge #103)! What a wonderful privilege! Join me for challenge #105... So pretty! (Click on the images for a Supply List and instructions) I think the Crumb Cake card base works well with the colour … Continue reading Guest Designer for Colour INKspiration Challenges
Today I am sharing a card inspired by two challenges! I have to say the newest Colour INKspiration (challenge #ci104) really took me out of my comfort zone! How stunning is this! I mostly use Black for stamping, rarely do I use it for a card base but I love it so much! And that … Continue reading Thank you (Nature’s Harvest Bundle)
I am writing this post in between my daughter's dance exams. This morning it was Jazz and in a couple of hours' time it will be Hip Hop! And as wet and wild weather seems to be the norm this winter, I am craving a little sunshine today... My sketch inspiration comes from this week's … Continue reading Above & beyond you go there a lot
I am so excited to be sharing a few products from Stampin'Up!'s upcoming August - December 2021 Mini Catalogue! The products will be available for purchase from 3 August 2021 and as if that isn't enough, the biggest promotion of the year, SALE-a-brations will be back! With new products, fantastic freebies and a fantastic joining … Continue reading Thank you (2)
Just a few more days before the kids go back to school (by the time I have finish this post it will be just a day)! It went so quickly! After 3 years of online school, both kids have decided to return to on campus for various reasons so I found myself shopping for school … Continue reading Wishing our paths crossed a little more often
One of my all time favourite products from Stampin'Up!'s Annual catalogue is the Note cards & envelopes packs (a pack includes 20 cards and 20 envelopes for $12.25). Although I used a few different products to create today's ensemble (card, envelope and gift idea) most of the products are from the You're a Peach Suite. … Continue reading Let’s celebrate you!
After almost a week of heavy rain, the sun is out and to top it all off I get to create a sunny card! My card will be the entry for this week's Global Design Project theme challenge. What an wonderful challenge! (Click on the images for a Supply List and full instructions) A little … Continue reading Sending sunshine for a beautiful birthday
Hello again from a wet and wild Perth! This time last year we woke up with our neighbour's trampoline in our backyard! I think they anchored it down because I can still see it in their backyard this morning. I remember when we first arrived in Australia, thirteen or so years ago, this type of … Continue reading A little note with the biggest thanks
As we are at the start of what is for now just three days with restrictions in Perth, I am thinking of friends in Sydney, Melbourne and all over the world that are worse off than me. I still have so much to be thankful for... I am thinking of you all. I am so … Continue reading A Little Note with the Biggest Thanks
Good day! I hope this post finds you well! In my previous post I mentioned that I had so much fun with products from the Hand-Penned Suite and I wanted to share some more inspiration from this suite with you! Before I do, I also want to share with you where I find most of … Continue reading Thanks
Hello again! I hope this post finds you well! I love saying that! The sun is shining after a week full of rain and as always my hubby has something going on in our slow cooker - today it is Tandoori Chicken. One day when I am older and even more wrinkly, I would love … Continue reading Just for you
Today is one of those perfect Winter days that we are so lucky to have in Western Australia! No wonder we're celebrating WA Day on Monday! Today is also my birthday! I might have hinted before that my husband loves to cook?Thankfully he is also very good at it! When he asked what requests I … Continue reading Thanks
Hello from a cold and wet Perth! The best way to keep my hands warm is with stamping! And hubby has a Beef Bourguignon going in the slow cooker that will definitely go down well with a glass of Shiraz later! Perfect for an almost Winter's day. My colour inspiration for today comes from the … Continue reading Have a Peachy day
I have a big confession to make! I love Autumn and Winter! More than I love summer! In Western Australia we are blessed with wonderful, bathing suit weather for a big chunk of the year - our Winter is rainy... very rainy... And I love that! For the most part we try to be water … Continue reading You’re the best
Hi stamping friend! These days it seems as if there are just more reasons to send 'Feel better' cards. I keep a few in my stash to send to someone and hopefully make their day a little brighter! Today's card is easy to make, so you can make more than one! I keep on returning … Continue reading Feel better friend
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms what ever shape or role you come in but especially to my mom who will be a few hours in heaven now. I love you mom and I was blessed to be your daughter. I created this card earlier this week with my mom in mind and I … Continue reading Hope you have a Wonderful Mother’s Day
Hello fellow cardmaker! I am so happy to be sharing a card created with ALL new products from the Annual Catalogue (May 2021 - June 2022! You will not believe how beautiful the products in this cattie is! From the new In-colours... Find just a few of the NEW In-Colors 2021-2023 HERE ...to the beautiful … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
This week I used simple masking to create a fun background! The inspiration behind this card comes from this week's Global Design Project Challenge! What a lovely, fresh colour combination! Click on the images for a shopping list! So simple! This colour combination really makes me happy! The little gems remind me of dew drops! … Continue reading Thank you for being you
I cannot believe how close we are to sharing the wonderful new products in the upcoming new Annual Catalogue! Stampin' Up!'s new Annual Catalogue will be going live on the 4th of May 2021! So close! For now I am more than happy to share a card that I created with products from the current … Continue reading You are so special
Finally I can breath! Two weeks of dance competitions done and dusted! For now! This past weekend I realised (like so many times before) what a wonderful stamping community we have! I have not ever met a cardmaker that I couldn't count on! I created today's card because of one of those card makers (a … Continue reading Thank you
This beautiful Welcoming Window Bundle from Stampin' Up! makes the most beautiful cards! It's almost like dressing a paper doll, only dressing a window sill instead!
Let me be honest, us much as I love Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper, I sometimes feel a little bit intimidated. Especially when it it a 12" x 12" size! Who is with me? Today I am sharing 4 card designs that was creating with the Double Wonder Cutting Map. This map was shared by … Continue reading Double Wonder for your 12 x 12 DSP!
Received a Special Mention for this Global Design Project Challenge (#gdp281) I hope things are going well your way! In Perth we are enjoying some early Autumn rain (and a thunderstorm or two!). Perfect weather for crafting! If you happen to be a little short on time, you are in luck - today's card is … Continue reading A sweet card for a sweet friend
Placed in the Top 5 for this Challenge! We are nearing the end of February 2021 and the end of SALE-a-bration (last day is February 28!)! Wow! How did that happen?! My favorite time of the year is so close! I love all the colours of Autumn and the weather in Western Australia is perfect … Continue reading Best Wishes
The past few weeks have been busy for me! Getting our routine settled after a 6 week holiday is no mean feat! I also found myself arranging for my elderly mom to go into a safe, affordable Frail Care unit in South Africa (I have never been so grateful for technology!). After countless e-mails and … Continue reading Welcome Little One
*Top 5 Colour INKspiration Challenge #93!!* Oh, how little time I had for crafting last week! In saying that, I spend at least 30 minutes in my craft room EVERYDAY. Whether playing around with a new stamp set or tidying up. Last week was filled with party planning! Charlize, my youngest will be turning 13 … Continue reading Sending a little smile your way
It is Friday! So definitely a happy day! My kids are both schooled online, so we are ALL happy when it is weekend! Before sharing another card created with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle I would like to share Stampin' Up! News!! Are you ready! The cutest chickens are in town! Both the Hey Chick and … Continue reading Oh happy day!
Hello! I hope all is going as well as can be in your neck of the woods! In Western Australia we find ourselves in lockdown after 10 months of no community spread. There is also a bushfire raging in Perth's Northeast - with over 70 houses destroyed already. I cannot imagine the devastation. There is … Continue reading That was so sweet of you
I am feeling spoiled with all the new products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue! Add the freebies in the SALE-a-bration brochure (starts with a $90.00 purchase) and we have no excuse to sit around and ponder everything going on in the world at the moment! My card today was inspired by the Freshly Made … Continue reading Sending a smile your way with a fun fold card!
It is almost Valentine's Day! We are not too big on celebrating the day in our house (hubby thinks it is just a moneymaking scheme), I have however received the odd bouquet of Red Roses over the years (we have been married for almost 16 years) . I do create a card every year because … Continue reading The good things in life are better with you
We all are missing someone at the moment and just thinking of my loved one's makes me want to cry. If you have people you cannot get to (near and far), I feel for you and I am sending you the biggest virtual hug ever! I am still getting the most out the Fine Art … Continue reading Hooray it’s your birthday & I miss youwith Gilded Leafing.
I have to say these days I am for the most part at a loss for words. I find it easier to type or send a card... I am still creating with products from the Fine Art Floral Suite and still loving it! This suite is chock full of everything! Don't forget you can earn … Continue reading Just want to say…
Hello Stampers! On Tuesday (5 January 2021) we welcomed our new January - June 2021 Mini catalogue AND it was the start of SALE-a-bration !! Both these will take your breath away - everything is STUNNING!! During SALE-a-bration you can earn FREE products for every $90.00 you spend on products ($180.00 for some products) from … Continue reading It is SALE-a-bration time!!!