Fancy Circles…


Happy Friday

I am using the sketch from Inspired by Stamping to create my card



Here is my card

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I used Fawn coloured paper I picked up from a craft show and layered with Vintage floral designer paper from IBS. I stamped images from IBS Fancy circles in SU Pink Pirouette and Baked Brown Sugar and punched using 2″ and 2.25″ circle punches. I stamped a greeting from IBS Creative tags and punched into a tag using SU banner punch. I finished with some IBS pink ribbon.

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I am also linking to the IBS monthly challenge and Pinterest challenge.


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Another cork tag…


Miss S had a party at the weekend. I made this gift box from 12″ x 12″ paper and a tag using stamped cork again.

Emily S birthday

here is a close up of the tag

Emily S Birthday 2

Hope your Monday has got off to a great start.

I have a few jobs ahead of me today so best get myself moving.

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A few new projects…







I have made this for the challenge – a gift tag using die cut cork stamped using Inspired by Stamping Fancy Circles in PTI white ink. I also used SU scalloped top tag punch, SU Elegant Butterfly punch some unknown cardstock, pearls and ribbon from my stash.  Thanks to Michelle for the inspiration here




I also made this gift


The Felt flower is made from die cuts and adhered to both an aligator hair clip and pin. I used buttons to make earrings.

The clutch or hold all is made from some fabric from my stash using Newlook 6723 Pattern.

Miss E is off to a party tonight this is part of the gift along with a few bits and bobs from Typo.

Must also mention she is driving! She got her licence yesterday.

So some driving trips are off my list – no late night pick up from dancing classes and she can do the Netball training run.

Here is a pic of the gift bag finished with a little washi tape.


Before I go a few other projects

Pink rib scarf

I finished this scarf a while ago and forgot to share. I used 2 x 25g balls in a rib pattern.

The yarn is Filatura Di Crosa baby Principessa Merino colour 335.


This is a WIP. I am trying to use up some of my stash of fabric. I have started by cutting 4″ x 4″ squares. Alternating the patterned squares with a white fabric.

Not sure whether to add a white border before attaching the backing fabric (a pink with white spot) or not. What do you think?

Enjoy your weekend

Busy as usual 3 games of netball tomorrow and a basketball grand final.

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Birthday week…


 Sorry been a bit absent I am in the middle of birthday week here.

It has been something like this. Saturday 25 9 year old girls for a dress up party in the afternoon. They partied away doing things like the limbo, pass the parcel and musical bingo.

Here is a pic of the birthday cake.


I used Papersmooches Hullabaloo and Inpired by Stamping Fancy Circles stamp sets to make the sign – there is a Christmas tree on the top of this stand.


Saturday night I had 10 14 year old girls for a sleep over. I use the word sleep very loosely – I don’t believe any of them slept I toddled off to bed in the wee hours of Sunday morning after the nearly 18 year old got home from a party. Hubby got up to them at 4 am when they were making a human pyramid in the lounge room amongst other activities I wont mention.  Cooked them brekky at 8 am of pancakes.

Miss S’s Birthday cake


This is made from one big cupcake mould with cream filling and piped butter cream icing.

Later Sunday Miss A  went to a party where they paint canvases. Haven’t got a pic of that yet.

Sunday night feeling the call to put up the Christmas Tree. I have one tree decorated and several boxes of decorations to yet open up.

Monday – Miss S is now 14

This is her card


I used PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 and Birthday Bash Sentiments stamped repeatedly with Hero Art fluro ink.

Tuesday – Miss A is now 9

This is her card


I used the die from PTI Polka Dot parade #5 to die cut the bird from felt and added the music notes and legs with black ink. I added a black rhinestone for her eye. The blue spot paper is from Stampin UP! and the greeting is from Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes.

Plans for the rest of the week?

I am preparing for a stall at a local market on Sunday

Before that Miss E is turning 18th on Saturday.

Hope you grabbed a cuppa before you started.

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