Friday, March 23, 2012

50th Birthday

I was asked to make a card for our Business Manager's 50th Birthday. 1962 must have been a good year!

Jim's 50th Birthday Card


The starting point for this card came from HERE - another beaut little find through Pinterest.
I used a ready made side stepper card and a 6X6 pad of Kaiser Craft Patterned Paper called Le Chateau Collection. The pennant and square punches along with the cut out letters and numbers are from SU!


Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just Add ... the Beach for JAI 109

JAI 109

I didn't intend on entering any challenges for a while but some gorgeous ribbon that I bought today got me in the mood to create a Beach Themed Card for Just Add Ink's 109th Challenge.

After scrummaging through my craft stash I came across some very neglected punches as well as a brand new one to create this card.

Here's What I Used -
Stamp: It's Your Day (SU)
Ink: Marina Mist, Rose Red (SU)
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red (SU), Square Natural Card (non-SU)
Accessories: Patterned Paper from artee supplies called Coral Bay Beachside, White Mesh Ribbon, Small Shell, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Basic Pearl, Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Shell Punches by Paper Shapes and Carl Carta Craft, Cork Board, Fish Punch from Meadow Micro Makers (Creative Memories), Word Window Punch (SU)

It was fun to make a Summery card before the Autumn weather sets in.

Don't forget to check out the DT's awesome beach inspired cards. There's such a variety of ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hello Tree

Hello Tree by Hero Arts

I love this cute and quirky stamp set which I finally got to ink up over the long weekend. In my opinion, owl stamps are simply irresistible!




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Grand Madison Window Die

Last month I ordered a few new dies and the Grand Madison Window (the one that I was really hanging out to play with) recently arrived in the post.

I had a stamped photo sitting on my craft desk ready to make into a sympathy card, so I placed it behind a black cut out of the window and voila ... a very quick and easy card emerged.

I have seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest that have been created with this die and I can't wait to use some as further inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Doily Cards

I was going a little stir crazy so decided to end my 'blog fasting' today. I lasted 2 weeks which isn't the entire month of March that I was aiming for but I have severely cut down my Internet usage and spent my 'free' time getting my priorities a little more in order :)

Here are some doily cards I wanted to share with you on this beautiful March Long Weekend Holiday. Inspiration came from a very CAS Card I found through Pinterest.

For a Stampin' Up! ® version of this card, please check out what I made using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and co-ordinating die.

Butterfly Die - Marianne Creatables
(Thanks to Lisa Lara at Splitcoast for recognising this card as a CAS favourite for the week)


Newsprint Bird - Hero Arts


Gorgeous DSP from First Edition Paper - Isabelle


Flowers from Kaiser Craft


Sentiments from STAMP-IT




Leaf Flourish - Marianne Creatables
Stamps - SU


Bird Die - Sizzix Oval Frame Bird and Pendant
Stamps- Hero Arts and SU


Here's a gorgeous hand made bird badge from -
biRdy boUy + boo
(See Nat and I at the August Niche Market, Tram Sheds, Launceston)


That's enough blogging for today.
Happy crafting,




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