Showing posts from April, 2016

50th Card in the Box Crate

I came across this brilliant idea by Bronwyn Eastley to make a card in the box in the design of a wooden crate.
So I just had to give it a go myself. "I did it My Way!" as the song goes and just cut some Crumbcake cardstock 7cm x 30cm. Score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.
Stamp the wood design using the Hardwood Background stamp in Soft Suede ink.
Fold up into shape of box.

 Then I cut 4 pieces of crumbcake cardstock, 3cm x 10cm and stamped them with the Hardwood Background Stamp.
I scored them all down the centre at 1.5cm and attached them to each corner of the box.

I also did 3 insert pieces 9cm x 6cm. I scored them at 1cm and 8cm and attached them inside the box to hold my various flowers and leaves from the Botanical Builders framelits set.

I used Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Yellow and Pool Party for the flowers. Old Olive and Mossy Meadow for the leaves and various gold touches amongst the garden. The words were all from the Retired Saleabration Set Party Pants.
 At the …

Pink and Pretty Presents for Mother's Day or Any Day!

Remember you can click on any photos to enlarge them

Hello Happy Stampers, Looking for ideas for Mother's Day? It is just around the corner you know!
How about this idea?....

This month I decided to make a pretty littlebag in the boxwith some beautiful designer paper from Birthday Bouquet (Occasions Catalogue p.9).
Once I started down the Pink and Pretty Path I just couldn't seem to stop! LOL! Mother's Day is just around the corner and who wouldn't love something pretty and feminine, like this, any time for a gift?

I tucked some pretty pink tissue paper inside 

and added a flowery pen (I cut the top off the original packaging and added my own "flowery" punch topper.  (Flower topper is Blushing Bride cardstock scallop circle punch, sponged with Watermelon Wonder ink. Birthday Bouquet dsp scallop circle punch. Mint Macaron Pansy Punch, Pink Pirouette Scallop circle and a little white su flower punch(retired).  The pen also came with a matching pack of circle sh…

the number game.

A small note about Number of Years Bundle.
I have to be honest and say that when I first sawNumber of Years Stamp set and Large NumberFramelits p.10 and 11 of the All Occasions Catalogue - I thought they were a bit pricey for me. But on further reflection of what the word "pricey" means, I concluded that they were actually goodvalue.
A "pricey" item reflects not what you pay for it. But how useful and well used the item is to you.
In this case I decided that a good number set was well worth the price tag for me.

The numbers are large enough to make a great statement alone. So very little extra work needed unless you want to.
 A birthday number requires no thinking about a "theme". And numbers work for other occasions as well. Anniversaries, Grades, Teams, Music, etc. etc. endless possibilites.
The stamp set works beautifully with the framelits.
Want some humour added? Use the "Look who's turning"   and "(again)" stamps.
 Want to sh…

Happy Anniversary Kermit!

So what do you make for your 32nd Wedding Anniversary???
Looking for something that truly expresses 32 years of marriage?
Look no further...
I have the answer!!!
In the true manner of a passionate love affair that stands the test of time.

Who else but....

 The beautiful Miss Piggy and the dashing Kermit the frog.
Wah Wah Wah Wah.

I found the idea for the two characters on Pinterest and just went from there, playing around with different punches etc. Miss Piggy was mainly the 1 3/4 in circle, 1/2 inch circle, the owl builder punch for eyes, Bird builder punch for ears. 2 3/8 Scallop circle for hair. I used the melon mambo and black stampin write markers for details.  Kermit was the Retired Ornament Punch and the Retired flower punch and 1/2 inch circle for eyes, Small heart punch for tongue.

As you can see I used my new Number of Years and Number Framelits set. Red Glimmer card for the number 32 and I stamped the word Anniversary in black across the white heart for a background. Then I stampe…

Sky is the limit.Surprise.

I will start off this post with a
I made this card using Sky is the Limit (saleabration stamp set) a while ago but forgot to post it during the Saleabration time.
Oh Dear!!

My apologies for missing the boat....or the plane rather! haha. pun intended.
But I did like the way this card turned out so decided to share with you anyway, as it is a great Male card.

The idea came from Pinterest (of course!)
Angela Lorenz from angescraftycards.blogspot and Yvonne at were my inspirations.

 I used Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron colours for the cardstock and ink.
The picture is created on white cardstock sponged with those colours.
The Sky is the Limit stamp set was used and Trees are from Lovely as a Tree Stamp set.
I stamped the plane twice (in black ink) - once directly on the cardstock and then again on a seperate piece which I cut out and attached raised with dimensionals.

So the thing with Men's cards is that men may not like frills, flowers or flou…