A new challenge anything goes but a card…


Today is the first day of a new challenge at Unstampabelles here

Unstampabelles Challenges

This month the challenge is anything but a card and the twist is to share a tutorial or a link to one.

This is the prize

Here is my project.

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If you have been following my blog for a little while you would have seen me use the tutorial from Deliaspaperworld here before.  Thanks once again Delia for this tutorial. This time I haven’t created the faux stitching or used a border punch.  I’ve kept the bag fairly clean and simple.  I might add a tag or a die cut or punched flower when I gift this.  The paper is SU Sweet Taffy and Melon Mambo.

This is one I shared earlier.

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Hope you can join in the challenge – remember no stamps.

Until next time




Gift bag with a difference…

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Saw this little creation over at Flourishes blog – click the pic above to take you there

I have made this for a friend’s birthday. I think she will like this idea – a little different and rather quick to put together.


I have used Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper stamped in SU Real Red as the background. I used a sentiment from Flourishes Wedded Bliss for the front focal point (in hindsight I should have used Kraft cardstock instead of white) and die cut with circle die and mounted onto scallop circle. The front flap holds a necklace (you can see it poking out the top) for her and the inside the card. For the card I stamped an image from Flourishes Spring Blossom and added a small strip of real read cardstock to the edge. I used a 1 3/4″ circle punch to punch the opening. My bag was a different size to the one used in the link I just cut a bit more from the top and made my inside card to fit.

and another couple of pics




Here is a pic of the jars the girls were busy decorating – it was worth hoarding collecting all those jam jars!


Been a busy day today. Short trip to Melbourne Zoo – great day for it. Lovely and sunny and Miss S took the pics this time so easy for me. After lunch we headed off to IKEA as I had to return something and now Miss S is at a party at Bounce (a trampoline place) so I’ll be picking her up a bit later tonight.

Thanks for taking a peek