Chevron Embossed card

close up of Stampin' up! Chevron card

I'm having a little love affair with vellum flowers at the moment.  I think it's delicateness of them along with the versatility that I'm attracted to. I'm not sure if you do this, but when I'm punching out a shape, I like to punch some extra ones and set them aside in a little box on my desk so … [Read more...]

Valentine’s, Anniversary, Just Because I Love You!

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So it's Valentine's Day next week and I've made a bunch of Valentine's Day cards (because I love a lot of people!).  But I was thinking these cards would also be great as Anniversary cards or even "just because" cards.  Just because?  Sure, there's times when someone has gone through a hard time but … [Read more...]

Birthday Butterfly Card

Birthday Butterfly Card

Well I was planning on having a lazy Saturday with lots of cardmaking but I ended up spending the day cleaning, and it wasn't the fun cleaning of the craft room!  But I do have a quick and easy birthday card to share with you today. The butterfly on the card is die cut using the Big Shot and a … [Read more...]

Elegant Birthday Card

Elegant Birthday Card

I have a confession to make ;)  When I make a card for someone who's not in the 'card world', I like to use heat embossing.  I remember when I first saw gold embossing and I was blown away that could be done by just anyone - not just Hallmark!  So now, I like to use gold embossing for non-stampers … [Read more...]

Flirtatious Pink

Pretty in Pink

Maybe it's this amazing weather we've been having in Sydney lately that has put me in the mood to make this light and airy card.  The sun has been shining and it's been feeling like Spring.  I know I shouldn't get excited yet, we've only just passed the middle of Winter here in Australia but for now … [Read more...]

Handmade Notepad Holder

post-it notepad

Something a little different today!  I thought I'd post a little gift I made with the Big Shot.  You could whip up a whole lot of these very easily. For those who sell cards at markets, this is something else you could also make to sell as a gift item. This notepad holder is made from chipboard … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Birthday Card

I was flicking through the Stampin' Up! catalogue today and once again I surprised myself by things that I've missed.  I don't know how - I must go through that catalogue a dozen times a day but nearly a year later I'm still finding inspiration.  Today I thought it might be fun to copy a card from … [Read more...]

A Very Merry Christmas Card

a very merry Christmas Card

I've got to get a move on with my Christmas cards if I'm going to have enough to mail out by the end of the year.  Every year I say I'll start in January and well, you know how it goes.  So today I thought I should get in the Christmas spirit in the middle of the year and whip up a few Christmas … [Read more...]