Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today's birthday card is for someone who thinks he's only 39! He might be shocked to find out that he is actually 50...hence the surprised little bunny!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas

I want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas

and hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Festive Friday

Only 23 days until Christmas....eeeek! Where has the time gone? I'm still making Christmas cards and haven't even started writing on them yet! Today's card features an old Penny Black stamp of mine called Santa's Music.
Supplies:- Santa's Music by Penny Black, SU coloured cardstock, Brilliance ink, Copics, SU markers, SU DSP, pinking shears, SU ribbon and foam dots.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Speedy Recovery

I was asked to make today's card for a guy at my husband's work who loves his motorcycle. The motorcycle and gloves are scrapbooking embellishments. The little paper clip is from Stampin' Up and I have no idea who makes the background paper!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Festive Friday

This Bitty Bear Angel stamp from Penny Black is one of my most favourite stamps and I thought it went perfectly with this sentiment from Stampin' Up.
Supplies:- Bitty Bear Angel by Penny Black, Heard from the Heart by SU, SU coloured cardstock, Brilliance ink, paper roses, heart corner punch and Nestabilities.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Today I will have a song in my heart

The other day I came across the "Sing a New Song" stamp set by Ippity but couldn't decide what colours I wanted to use. In the end I decided to make two!
Supplies:- Sing a New Song by Ippity, PTI white and coloured cardstock, SU markers, paper punch, paper flower and brad.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Festive Friday

I'm starting to feel a little more festive now that we finally have removed the tree from our house. The small amount of damage will have to wait for the warmer weather to be repaired so we will just seal the holes for now.

I chose a tree for my card today and used some of the great silver glimmer paper from Stampin' makes the best punched out snowflakes!
Supplies:- Scenic Season by SU, PTI white cardstock, SU ink, SU coloured, Ribbon, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, foam dots and SU glimmer paper.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!

My daughter asked me to make a card for her friend who just celebrated her 13th birthday. She loves to dance, her favourite colour is purple and she loves things that sparkle.Supplies:- Image by Penny Black, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, Copics, Nestabilities, SU coloured cardstock, SU ribbon, Stickles, foam dots and SU rhinestones.

Friday, November 11, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

I will hopefully get back to my Festive Fridays next Friday but the card I am sharing with you today was made for the Stampin' Up card club I attend. This month instead of having a theme we used the following sketch from Splitcoast stampers as our inspiration.

Supplies:- Thanks for Caring by SU, SU coloured cardstock, SU ink, SU DSP, foam dots, SU lace and SU pearls.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm back!

Sorry I've been gone for so long. We got hit with a big snowstorm on the 29th of October and did not have power for nearly a week. The storm has left a huge mess including a 70 foot red oak tree on our house. Thankfully we are all fine. We are still not sure of the full extent of the damage to our house but are trying to be patient as we wait for the experts to come and give us a quote. There are trees down all over the state so it might be a while!

Things are slowly getting back to normal (whatever that is) and I will hopefully get around to posting a card for you all tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Festive Friday

No Christmas cards today...I've been busy making these Halloween treats all week for my archery class. The stamp is from Ippity's That's Creepy set and I used my Stampin' Up circle punches for the cute little archery target.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sweet Baby

Today's card uses similar supplies to the card I posted on Monday. I couldn't put those cute stamps and pegs away without making a baby card for a boy!
Supplies:- Big on Spring and Cause for Celebration by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, CM DP, SU clothespins, foam dots, SU circle punches and SU heart punch.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Let the cute begin!

Did I mention I love these cute little pegs (clothespins) by Stampin' Up?
Supplies:- Big on Spring by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU markers, foam dots, SU clothespins, SU ribbon, SU button and paper flower.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Festive Friday

The other day as I was tidying up in my craft room I came across these four stamped Christmas trees with the "Happy Christmas " sentiment...I have no idea why I stamped them or when...but dug out some scraps, button and ribbon and made four quick Christmas cards out of them.

Supplies:- Sew Cute by Penny Black, Happy Christmas by PSX, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, pinking shears, buttons, SU markers, ribbon, white gel pen. embroidery thread and foam dots.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You're in my Thoughts

I have a 'thinking of you' card to share might be a little hard to see in the photo but behind the sentiment is a lightly stamped vase of flowers.
Supplies:- Flowers by Inkadinkadoo, sentiment by Hero Arts, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, Nestabilities, SU ink, SU ribbon, paper flowers, SU pearls, and foam dots.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy New Baby

Same stamp...same layout...different colours!

Supplies:- Baby Hammock by Penny Black, Unity KOTM July 2010, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, Nestablities, assorted DP, SU ribbon, foam dots, SU scallop border punch, paper flowers and buttons.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Festive Friday

One of the fun things about making my own Christmas cards each year is going back through my Christmas stamps and remembering the year I purchased them. I would buy one Christmas stamp each year and make all my Christmas cards the same. Today's card uses a stamp I purchased in 2005 for that reason. Over the last few years I've made all my Christmas cards different which allows me to go back and re-visit my favourites year after year...and of course purchase a few new ones too!!!
Supplies:- Royal Mail by Penny Black, Christmas Punch by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, SU tag punch, SU coloured cardstock, unknown DP, eyelet, foam dots and SU ribbon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This month's theme at the Stampin' UP card club I attend was 'anything goes'. I decided to stick with the season and make this Autumn inspired card...with my new favourite product from SU...clothespins or as we call them in Australia, "pegs"! I love little miniature things and these are just soooo cute!Supplies:- With Gratitude by SU, SU ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU bakers twine, SU clothespin, SU scalloped border punch and foam dots.

Monday, October 10, 2011


I've been busy making baby cards and to save on time I've been making a boy and a girl themed card with similar supplies. This one uses the cute Build-a-roo set from Stampin' Up...perfect for an Aussie like me!

Supplies:- Build-a-roo by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, SU and unknown DSP, SU coloured cardstock, lace, ribbon, foam dots, paper flowers, buttons.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Festive Friday

With just over 11 weeks until Christmas I am finally starting to make a small dent in the cards I need to make. I couldn't resist using this cute, round snowman on my card this week.Supplies:- Unity KOTM January 2011, PSX sentiment, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, DP unknown, SU markers, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, ribbon, Nestabilities and foam dots.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

With Sympathy

Supplies:- Rose and sentiment by Inkadinkadoo, Colorbok DP, PTI white cardstock, SU ink, SU coloured cardstock, Brilliance ink, foam dots, SU ribbon and paper rose.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I hope I'm not too late but today's card is for the Tangled Up In Creativity challenge being hosted by Karen over at Simply Said With Karen. She challenged us to to make a card using both new and old supplies. My card uses a new stamp (for me) from Stampin' Up called Hello Blossoms and the rest of the card is from old papers and ribbon I've had for ages!

Supplies:- Hello Blossoms by SU, PTI white cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, SU ribbon, SU markers, SU scalloped border punch, SU DSP, foam dots and white gel pen.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Festive Friday

I love this new stamp set from Stampin''s called Tidings of Joy. I love the sentiment so much that I featured it on the front of my card today with the little dove popped up on the corner. I'm sure you'll see more of this set over the coming weeks...remember, just over 12 weeks until Christmas!Supplies:- Tidings of Joy by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, SU DSP, SU coloured cardstock, raffia and foam dots.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bunny Bath

It's great to have some blank cards on hand and this cute image from Penny Black could be used for lots of different occasions so I chose to leave it blank...I can always add a sentiment when needed or just write a message inside.

Supplies:- Bunny Bath by Penny Black, PTI white cardstock, SU markers, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU ribbon, SU pearls and foam dots.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sent With Care

I started to tidy my craft room the other day and I came across this cute designer paper with birds from Stampin' Up. I thought the little birds looked like they were passing a message onto one another. I punched the little scalloped corners with the SU scallop oval punch. I ended up making this card and have yet to finish cleaning my craft room...I think I just added to the mess!

Supplies:- Unity KOTM May 2011, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU markers, SU oval punches, ribbon, foam dots and SU pearls.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Festive Friday

I love this little snowman from Unity's KOTM club January 2011...sure to put a smile on someone's face this Christmas!

***Just a friendly reminder...there is just over 13 weeks until Christmas***
Supplies:- Unity KOTM January 2001, Christmas Greetings by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU markers, buttons, embroidery thread and Hot Off the Press DP.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thinking of You

Today's card is my swap card that I made for the Stampin' Up card club I attend each month...I can hardly believe it's been a month since the last one...where does the time fly! Anyway, this month's swap theme was Fall/Halloween and so I made a Thinking of You card in Fall colours. I pieced the background together and then stamped just the flowers from the featured stamp in Versamark have to look very closely to see them in the photograph. I punched the sentiment out with the scalloped oval punch and then cut the top and bottom off. I didn't have any ribbon that really matched so I used a strip of co-ordinating cardstock.
Supplies:- On the Grow by SU, SU coloured cardstock. SU markers, SU scalloped oval punch, Brilliance ink, Versamark, SU brads and foam dots.

Monday, September 19, 2011

With Sympathy and Sadness

I really don't enjoy making more than one of a card...but I don't mind doing a slight variation using the same supplies that are sprawled out all over my craft table! Here are two cards that I created from the exact same supplies using stamps from Stampin' Up and Unity.

Supplies:- Unity KOTM May 2009 and May 2011, Thoughts and Prayers by SU, PTI white cardstock, brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, SU DSP, Paper flowers, brads and foam dots.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Festive Friday

I can hardly believe it's the middle of September...the leaves are already starting to change colours here in New Hampshire and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! I'm taking a little break from my "Floral Fridays" and replacing them with "Festive Fridays" so I can get a head start on all my holiday cards. There are 15 weeks left until Christmas so I really need to be making several a week!

I have two to share with you today...the first one uses a quote from the Stampin' Up set Occasional Quotes and I wanted to keep the card soft, simple and peaceful. I tore the white paper to create the snow on the mountains and ground and made the magic wand with my Martha Steward snowflake punch.

The second card is another clean and simple design using Stampin' Up's Peaceful Season. I coloured the SU rhinestones with my red Copic marker to make the berries.

Supplies:- Occasional Quotes by SU, Peaceful Season by SU, PTI white cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, Bazzil textured cardstock, SU markers, Copic markers, Martha Stewart punch, fiskar paper edgers and foam dots.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sorry for your loss

I paper pieced the background in 1" squares before cutting it out with my Top Note Die for this sympathy card.

Supplies:- Unity KOTM April 2009 and January 2011, SU coloured cardstock, SU ink, Top Note Die, Nestabilities, SU DSP, Paper roses, sizzlet stem and foam dots.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A sweet birthday wish...

This week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "Delicious"...they want to see something yummy on your creation! I chose to use Cherry Jubilee for my card with a big bowl of delicious cherries...yum! The sentiment is from Unity's Kit of the Month June 2011 and I used my Copic Multiliner to draw a little cherry border around the edge to match the design on the bowl.
Supplies:- Cherry Jubilee by Penny Black, Unity KOTM June 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, SU coloured cardstock, Copic Multiliner, Nestabilities, Fiskar paper edgers, Button, lace and foam dots.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Floral Friday

This will be my last "Floral Friday" for a while...tune in next week for "Festive Friday" as I really need to get moving on my holiday cards and projects!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Archery Notebook

Some of you may know that one of the things I enjoy with my family is archery. We all needed notebooks to record our sight adjustments for the various distances we shoot so I dug out my bind-it-all and nestabilities and made little notebooks for everyone with an archery target on the's mine...

Monday, September 5, 2011

With Love & Caring

I have two cards to share with you today because as I was making the first one for this weeks Play Date Cafe Colour Splash Challenge I didn't want to waste the printed paper that I had trimmed and it was the perfect size for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. Here's the Colour Splash and white with a splash of red!
...and here are my cards. The designer paper is black although it does look grey in the photograph.

Supplies:- Thoughts and Prayers by SU, Thanks for Caring bu SU, PTI white cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, Brilliance ink, Versamark ink, white embossing powder, Colorbok DP, Sizzix Beautiful Wings Die, SU pearls, and foam dots.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Floral Friday

A garden bouquet...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Penny Black Challenge

I've been soooo busy the last few weeks running around getting the kids ready for their first day back at school yesterday that I haven't had a huge amount of time to make cards...I've made cards that I needed but none just for the fun of it! This morning I came across this week's Penny Black Saturday challenge which is the sketch below and decided to make a card before all the other things that need doing. I went into my craft room to find a mess! I like a reasonably tidy space to work but I've been so rushed with the last few projects that there was stamps, papers, scraps, tools everywhere! I cleaned my space, turned on some music and had lots of fun making the card below.

Supplies:- Looking at You by Penny Black, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, Colorbok DP, SU coloured cardstock, Nestabilities, Paper roses, SU flower punch and felt flower.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Praying for you...

I have owned the background paper on this card for approximately 15 years! It's from a set of scrapbook papers I purchased when I started to scrapbook and at the time I really didn't like seemed very dull for the pages of my baby boy's scrapbook. Fast forward 15 years and I really like it and it goes perfectly with the set Thoughts and Prayers by Stampin' Up. Unfortunately, I only have a small piece left but I think I will use it and not store it for another 15 years!
Supplies:- Thoughts and Prayers by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, Current DP, foam dots, ribbon and SU rhinestones.