Here’s another card I made at Leonie’s. Now, this one looks difficult but is quite easy (especially when Leonie does the cutting for you :)) The picture above shows the front of the card closed ready to mail. This view shows the card open so you can see the window part that ‘swings’ When you open that card out, this is what you see. Another clever card that doesn’t take too long to make. You also just have to love… Read more »

I went to Leonie’s today and we made 4 lovely cards. I will share them with you over the next few days.   This card was so much fun to make. Lots of measuring and Leonie came up with some unique measuring units – “dingy” thing 🙂 Just as well we understood what she was referring to. The centre of this card slides up and reveals a message beneath. Isn’t that clever? A great card to make for someone special…. Read more »

I received this award from my friend Wendy P. Wendy gets around a lot. Wendy was born in New Zealand, then moved to Queensland, back to New Zealand where she thought she was settled. Then there was a move to Victoria (so her DH could get work) and now they’ve moved to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.   The rules for this Award were to tell you 10 things you’d probably not know about myself and to pass it… Read more »

Sunday was a day of mixed feelings. Sunday was the 2 year anniversary since my Mum passed away after being struck down with pancreatic cancer. I was up at 4.30am to head off to Cobbitty Markets. It was a day of mixed blessings, rain, shine and lots of shoppers.  I also stayed up until 3am making little gifts and ensuring I had everything I needed for Sunday my business launch. So guess who slept in and didn’t get to the… Read more »

I love this set of stamps as you can use it for so many different occasions or celebrations. Recipe: Stampin’ Up® Night of Navy ink pad Stampin’ Up® Soft Sky ink pad Stampin’ Up® Upsy Daisy stamp set 3D foam mounting squares Ribbon I like the effect of using the lighter blue ink as a background with the darker blue looking like foreground. The ribbon I found in one of those cheap everything type stores and it’s actually light blue… Read more »

This is a card I made with Leonie at our Stamp-A-Stack. I just love this embossing folder by Stampin’ Up®. Clean and simple but very elegant. This card also used the polka dot Rich Razzleberry ribbon which is being retired this month. Check out Leonie’s blog for more inspiration and to purchase any supplies you may want or need. Leonie can be contacted here . Below is a copy of what Leonie has on her blog about how to make… Read more »

Recipe: ·        1″x12″ strip of patterned paper ·        1 x 1-1/4″  Circle ·        Strong Adhesive ·        Eyelet Border Punch ·        Paper Crimper ·        Brad or Button for centre. Method: ·        Punch eyelet border along strip of 12 x 1″ patterned paper ·        Crimp the strip of patterned paper – run it through the crimper about 4 times to make the strip quite pliable to work with ·        Cut circle from base cardstock and cover with strong adhesive – about 1… Read more »

I went to my friend Leonie Schroder’s for a Stamp-A-Stack, using  Stampin’ Up® products. I love doing these classes as you always come away with 9 beautiful cards – a great afternoon’s work. We used the lovely Medallion Stamp with these 3 cards as well as the Top Note Die. Leonie showed us a neat trick with the Top Note Die – run 3 sheets of card through the Big Shot and then to get the Top Note Die so… Read more »

RecipeStamps: Medallion, All a Flutter, Occasional QuotesInks: Versamark, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink PirouettePaper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic BlackAccessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Stampin Sponges, Stampin Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Rose Red Stampin Write Marker I love the Medallion stamp. We stamped it on the white card with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. After that we sponges over the image with ink. The Butterfly stamp is gorgeous and we stamped that using Stazon black… Read more »

Yes, I know – you don’t want to think about it yet… It will be here sooner than you think. I did a Stamp-A-Stack class with the lovely Leonie Schroder. This is one of the cards we made. All the products are Stampin’ Up®. I love the bauble. We used the masking technique for that. We punched a hole in a post-it-note and centred it on the white card. We then stamped the sentiment and sponged around the edge of… Read more »