Garden Silhouettes…

I might just get this in time.


I am linking this up to the challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps


I have used Garden Silhouettes stamped with SU Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin PIe and Cherry cobbler with the sentiment from Remember when stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I have used Tangerine Tango cardstock, ABS Hemp cord threaded through a vintage button.

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Seeing Stars…

What do you think these? No quite how I pictured them but my kiddos think they are cool.


I have used Annabelle stamps a boy’s party and stamped the large star using SU ink in real red, lucky limeade, garden green, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie and tempting turquoise and the small stars I have used markers and picked one star and coloured from the circle of stars from the same set. The sparkly paper is punched using CP1 Carl star punch. The sentiment is from Annabelle stamps Garden Silhouettes.

I am linking this to the Challenge at CAS(E) this sketch

For my second card


I have again used SU inks and stamped the star from Annabelle stamps a boy’s party – I then cut them all out by hand. I die cut a star using Xcut star die in the front of my card base. I made a pouch with acetate sheet and put my stars, some glitter and gold star sequins into it before sealing it and taping to the inside of the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment from Annabelle stamps Ornamental Christmas in SU real red.

These are my creations for my post this week at The Lollipop Ladies – Stars and sparkle.

Pop over and check out the prize on offer this time.

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Something to indulge


I saw this little notebook over at lawn fawn and made a little adjustment to the measurements to convert to metric + I sewed my pages rather than stapled them. I stamped my inside (plain computer) paper (10 x 14 cm) with ABS Garden Silhouettes using SU ink. I used the inspiration from a Topic Tuesday at Stamp Embellish Create using plain accetate sheet and blue tack to hold in place while I stamped. I was inspired when I first saw the stationery stamped like this on the original post.

The cardstock is SU Floral District, the brad is from my stash and the twine is WeRMK yellow baker’s twine.

Some of the inside pages before I sewed them in.


and one more


and the complete booklet from the inside


I am going to link this up to

Moxiefab world – All Sweetness and Light – floral inspiration and colours



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Thank you for all the lovely comments and tips. I don’t always reply to every individual comment, but rest assured I do read everyone and enjoy doing so. They often bring a smile or a chuckle.

Coming up for a long weekend here. A few jobs planned – a much needed trip to the hairdresser and new tyres for the car. Hopefully I will find some crafty time as there is no sport/kids activities this weekend.

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AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop and Giveaway

 I took my 4 children shopping yesterday and Miss 8 wanted some new hair clips. We decided we (I) could make some.  Following DT Marion’s lead for hair clips I made these for my girls and for some birthdays that are coming up.


I have used dies from X Cut, Spellbinders and PTI along with felt, twine, buttons and brads from various places.

The orange buttons are from AnnaBelle stamps (they are kept in the ziplock bag they came in) – I have no idea where all the other buttons came from! Some could have been my Grandmothers – I think I come from a line of  “that might be useful one day”.

I made this tag using MFT tag die for the clips to go on stamped using PTI Floral Fusion #10 SU ink Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight (my substitute for pineapple!) and Pumpkin Pie. Finished with a sentiment from ABS Garden Silhouettes and ABS lemon twine.


I have made a small slit for the clips to slide into.


I am linking up to the current challenge at ABS.

If you have a minute pop over and check out the details for the blog hop happening soon.

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Make a Wish…



IMG_2984I have used Flourishes Kids at Play set and AnnaBelle Stamps Garden Silhouettes and a variation of the masking technique shown at AnnaBelle Stamps Community

– I used acetate for the mask because that is what I had on hand.

I used Stampin UP! So Saffron and Certainly Celery inks with a blending tool to get the background panel.

I am linking this little set up to the challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.  They have the most yummy looking cup cakes for their challenges. Don’t they look good?

and I was enjoying this so I made a few more (SU Pacific Point ink used here) for this sketch


Thanks for stopping – hope your weekend has been great.



Winner day…

and frommycraftroom who said…
I love the background sets. Thanks for the chance.

And with that I won all this! Way back in October – been waiting patiently for the postie.





(this one was out of stock when my prize was shipped – so still waiting on that one)

I used Country Charm and Happy Harvest in this card I have made for a friend’s birthday. I am linking this upto the Tuesday Trigger Challenge at Moxie Fab World. I have been very literal in my interpretation. I also used a couple of new sets (for me) from AnnaBelle Stamps – BBD3 and Garden Silhouettes.  A few months ago I won the monthly challenge at AnnaBelle Community so I put that towards these sets (and a few other things!).

Sorry such a long post today.  Must get moving I have four more birthday cards to make, some Chrissy cards, some treat bags to decorate and wrap pass the parcel.

If your in Melbourne (or close to it) I hope you are staying cool.

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