IMG_3590I had help with this card from Miss A (8) we have used The Stamp Spot Washi tape #11, #31 and #56 and punched out using SU Delightful Decorations Punch to punch out the bauble shape. We stamped the bauble strings using SU tree trimmings stamp set. I thought it needed a light bling so added the sequins.

Miss A is totally obsessed with washi tape – she wants every roll she sees!

I am linking this upto


Christmas in July – semi flat


at the Stamp Spot

Thanks for visiting





Christmas in July!


I have used Christmas Baby Present Boy from Sweet November Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers. The background paper is from Lily bee designs Jingle Tiny tablet. The die cuts are from PTI and Couture Creations. The twine is Peapod from the Twinery with a PTI Tiny tag stamped with “Very Merry” greeting in Versafine Onyx Black and Colorbox Lime Pastel.

I am linking this upto the challenge this month at The Stamp Spot – Christmas Theme. Great time to make a start on those Christmas Cards.


Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenges

Christmas in July

Hope to be a little more creative this weekend – have a feeling the weather will play stop outdoor netball.

Enjoy the weekend and thanks for looking.



Garden Gate and Spring Blossom…

Hi Everyone.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Not a bad one here, the children had a  few good games. The  U9 Netball (Miss 8) and U16  (Mr 15) Basketball won, however the girls open team had a loss – they were up at 3/4 time – Miss 17 & Miss 13 play open Netball (same team).

I was lucky to get some new stamp sets from Flourishes by way of Moxie Fab World recently. I really like these images – they are great for colouring. I inked up the Garden Gate set and made this card.  I stamped the image onto water colour paper. I have coloured it using Stampin UP!, Tim Holtz and Marvey Le Plume markers. The cardstock is from Pebbles and I used Lifestyle Crafts circle dies. The button is from my stash with a little twine from the Twinery (blossom) added. I haven’t added a sentiment yet.


And I made a second card using Flourishes Spring Blossom same cardstock.


I used an Xcut Scallop Circle die and added a Stampin UP! Sizzix Butterfly with a little bling. I also added a little bling with clear and pink Spica pens – sorry they don’t show up in this pic. Perhaps I should have made the butterfly pink. I do like how this card came together.

I am linking these up to

at the Stamp spot


Timeless-Tuesday-New-Logo+ scallops – there are scallops on my background paper too

Thanks for stopping and taking a peek.



Thinking of you…


I stamped Uniko Pure Florals Chrysanthemum onto Uniko Modern Lattice digi paper with black versafine before cutting out. I made the card front by layering SBB Oatmeal cardstock and SU Naturals white cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in PTI Classic craft from Uniko Flower Power #1. The ribbon is from my stash and I added Bo Bunny gems.  I was inspired by Stacey’s card on the recent Uniko Blog hop – I haven’t mastered Stacey’s beautiful bows yet.

I liked the colours so I made this second card using Uniko Bright Butterflies die some black sequins, ABS twine and the sentiment from Bright Butterflies.


I am linking upto the following challenges

The stamp spot

a project for “her”


Uniko Studio

Thanks for stopping by.

It has been a nice day to stay inside and create today current temp is around 14.

Be back tomorrow with something else to share.



Happy Birthday Tom…

My husband’s nephew is turning 10 this week.


I have used an arrow stamp from Kaisercraft Konstrukt stamp set stamped in Stampin UP! pumpkin pie and bashful blue inks. The “HB2U” sentiment is from Papertrey ink Boy Basics Game on and the “You’re” is from Paper tray. I die cut the 10 using Quickutz die and pumpkin pie cardstock. Finished by popping up with tape and some glossy accents.

I am linking this to these challenges


a masculine card or papercraft project



Through the Craftroom Door

Hope your Monday has got off to a great start.

Heading off for a meeting for work soon.

Have a great week. Thanks for all your lovely comments.



Laugh till it hurts x 2…



Miss S (13) has a another party tomorrow night and needs a card! I’ll let her decide which one she takes. I am rather partial to the stars.

I have used Annabelle Stamps Tomorrow’s Dream, Boy’s Party and The Craft’s Meow – Good Times along with some washi tape (#10 & # 13) from The Stamp Spot. The inks and markers are SU Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant and Tempting Turquoise and the cs used for layering is also tempting turquoise.

It has been so hot I haven’t had the curtains and blinds open much – just as I was ready to take the pics of these cards the sky turned black and the heavens opened up – Please forgive the really bad photography! Not that I don’t want the rain I just wish it had waited 5 more minutes.

I am linking these upto the challenge at Annabelle Stamps (if I’m not too late!)

Thanks for dropping by





I have made this quiet simple card using felt die cut hearts (PTI heart prints die), Sentiment (To a Fabulous Friend – free with magazine) stamped in SU Pacific Point and SU pacific point card stock for the layering.

I am linking this to the following challenges

the stamp spot

February Sketch Challenge!


<b>Pumpkin Spice</b>

Hope you are having a great weekend and all is good in your part of the world.

Thanks for stopping by.



A couple of birthdays…

Sorry this is a long post. Hope you can bear with me.

I have made this card for a friend’s husband – apparently he isn’t happy about “the number”. I might be the same when I get there! I used punches to create the angry bird – I was inspired by a something I saw on a forum.

There is a tutorial here

I am linking this upto the monthly challenge at the Stamp Spot – heart – ( I actually used to heart shapes – punch it out

Another friend shares the same birthday and I made this for her


I used lots of different sentiment stamps to make the word panel – if I miss naming one please forgive me. I also used some dies to create the flourish and the felt flowers. When I gave this to my friend this morning she couldn’t believe I had individually stamped each word.

and another version of this for Miss A’s godmother


and after seeing the angry bird I made for the card above one of Miss E’s oldest friends made a comment so I made this tag as a book mark for her.


I am linking this tag upto the challenge – anything but a card

Thanks for hanging in there.

Mr M and Miss A have not long arrived home from school. I made them walk today as I have a house full of 13 year old girls! Better go and check the party pies.

Hope you have a great weekend.



The Stamp Spot

Sharing this card I made using a stamp set from a win at The Stamp Spot in November. It is Mo Manning Fairy. I coloured her using Tim Holtz Markers and Stampin UP! Blush Blossom the other stamps are from PTI and the twine is from AnnaBelle stamps.

I have a certain friend in mind for this Christmas card.

Head on over to The Stamp Spot – my tag #3 won the November challenge. Lucky! The prize disounted washi tape – now to work on that list.

I am also going to link this to the December Challenge at the stamp spot – Anything Christmas Goes!

Hope your having a great day.



The Stamp Spot October Challenge…

I used Kaisercraft, SU(hope that passes the challenge rules – I needed a tree branch!)  and TGF stamps to create this card. I paper pierced the bird house and the birds. I also embossed the birdhouse – it doesn’t show up so well in the pic – maybe I should do that photography course? I think Miss 7 has “borrowed” my heart punch because I can’t find it anywhere! It took me ages a few weeks ago just to find the stapler she had “borrowed” from the study.

I am entering this card into the Stamp Spot October challenge.


Just thought I’d share a pic of my orchid. My mum had a few and when she passed I kept this one. It is the first time it has flowered since I have had it.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Lovely day here in Melbourne.