Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work

Hello! Last week I made my parents' 60th wedding anniversary card, putting all the effort into the hidden slider on the front. Well, putting it mildly, I completely messed up the inside of the card while writing on it. ARGH! You may have actually heard me swearing, from wherever you are on the planet! My pet parrot … Continue reading Saving My 60th Wedding Anniversary Hard Work

A Pick-Up Full Of Love + Die Cutting Stencil Plastic

Hello! My parents are reaching a major milestone this month, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! Of course, I had to make something special for the event and the usual, mature looking florals just didn't seem to accommodate my father, as well as my mother. Flowers on a card for my father just doesn't suit him. … Continue reading A Pick-Up Full Of Love + Die Cutting Stencil Plastic

Die Cut Inlay Using Altenew Floral Layering Cover Die A 

Hello! If you follow me you're probably wondering why you have already received my draft copy of this post. I work on these posts on my phone, whenever I get the chance. This post was drafted while sitting in a hospital  waiting room and while working, I got bumped by a passing wheelchair and I … Continue reading Die Cut Inlay Using Altenew Floral Layering Cover Die A 

Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag

Hello! Who doesn't love ink blending when using distress inks? They mix beautifully, making new colours as they blend. I laid down Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks onto two pieces of cardstock, using a mini blending tool. One piece of card was already cut to fit the centre of the 5"×7" card front. Inking the … Continue reading Navy, Pink and White + Make Your Own Antistatic Bag

A Simple Tea Party 

Hello! Today I've made a very quick card to enter into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge theme is to use layers and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge is to use more than one die or punch. I'm recovering from stomach surgery (that I had last Tuesday) and am still on powerful painkillers. My … Continue reading A Simple Tea Party 

A Balloon Rainbow

​ After my last watercolour attempt, that I thought was only so-so, I decided to get serious about making a traditional watercolour piece, using traditional watercolour paints, that I was happy with. My father has always said "a worker is only as good as his tools" and, while he wasn't referring to making cards, he may … Continue reading A Balloon Rainbow

Altenew January 2017 Challenge… In Autumnal Tones 

​ This month's Altenew Inspiration challenge colours screamed autumnal to me and it'll be soon on the way in the southern hemisphere. I love that time of year, only because it means the long hot Australian summer is finally over!    For this card, I started by stamping the Majestic Bloom and Remember This flowers onto Neenah white 80lb cardstock in Memento Desert Sand … Continue reading Altenew January 2017 Challenge… In Autumnal Tones 

A 21st Wish 

Hello, today I've made a card for an upcoming 21st birthday. For this card, I've taken inspiration from Laura Bassen on the Simon Says Stamp Blog and talented Anita. While both of their projects were outstanding, I decided to combine the elements from their ideas. I'm very new to die cutting, having only bought my machine in September, but one … Continue reading A 21st Wish