Saturday, May 22, 2010

Family Photo's

It was Christmas of 2004 and we really wanted to capture this time in our lives with our wonderful family. It was the year our youngest, Harrison, was born and the year we headed off on our adventure to Wellington, NZ. We were sad to say goodbye to our loved ones but excited about the times ahead and whenever I look at these photo's it reminded me of how I felt.

I often buy a duplicate paper so that I can layer up the images and I have done the same here. I love the way this give the page a lift.

Paper: 'Calypso Hope' by BoBunny

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday in pink

My son was invited to a classmates party and I thought I would make a nice 'girly' card for her. It is a similar design to a card I have made before (check out , but it was nice to be doing it in something other than blue.

Design notes: I have trimmed the front section of a folded card to 2.5cm and a different colour cardstock is adhered behind the flap. Happy Birthday was stamped onto white cardstock and trimmed so it doesn't show behind the flower on the opposite side. The big flower has been stamped in the same colour as the cardstock, and the little flower in the same colour as the main text.
Supplies: Coloured cardstock, pewter brads, flowers and 'important message' stamps and are all from Stampin' Up!.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


This is absolutely one of my favourite photo's of my son and I have even kept the outfit he is wearing.

Design notes: I have used a digital diecutter for the large letter A and have printed 'is for' onto vellum before adhering to the back of a handmade slide.

Partners in crime

My boys have an absolute addiction to mud. At least my nagging has paid off and they have learnt to strip off first so at least the only washing involved is done with a hose!

Design notes: Main title is an clear overlay

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gift Card Box

There is a bit of a story to this gift box ... my two boys absolutely adore our neighbours and are constantly over at their house. They are very patient with the boys, playing games with them, teaching them songs, even taking them out to lunch or dinner occassionally and now refer to them as their 'grand-friends' (very cute!). On several occasions they have babysat for us, but refuse to take any payment or gift.
I decided that a handmade gift doesn't count so to show my gratitude I made this gift box and filled it with some of my homemard cards. When I delivered it I made a point of telling them it was handmade rather than store purchased. Several days later I asked if they liked the gift and was greeted by a laugh and the confession that it was assumed it was a box of chocolates and was promptly put in the fridge for later. I can only imagine their surprise later that night when they thought they would treat themselves to some handmade chocolates only to find a box of cards - I hope they weren't too disappointed!!

Design Notes: Be sure to add a tag or piece of ribbon to bottom of sliding box to make it easier to pull it out; Stamps used on the box are from the 'Scribble This' set from Stampin' Up!; Stamps used on card shown are from the 'Loads of Love' set from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's official!

I've done it ... I've finally joined up as Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I'm very excited! I have created another blog that only my Stampin' Up! designs will be posted to, so keep an eye on as well as this one.

I look forward to sharing some new stuff with you soon.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I made this card for my mum for her birthday - actually she hasn't even been given it yet, so I suppose this is a little cheeky! The stamp is 'slanted tree' by Hero Arts which I purchased at a craft expo a couple of months ago.

Design notes: The tree is stamped in basic brown onto my card base and I have used my blender pen to colour in the flowers. I have restamped the flowers, coloured them in, cut them out (a little fiddly but worth it) and used a pop-up dot to raise them off the card. The blue background is torn tissue paper.