Susi’s Birthday + Rudolf…

It is my walking, book club friends birthday this week.

Happy Birthday Susi


and the back


I used her favourite colour orange (SU Pumpkin Pie) along with some SU patterned paper. The image is from Papersmooches woofers and twitters coloured just like her dog Zander.  The rest of the front of the card is embellished with SU Label Love and Pretty Petites and the co ordinating punches. On the back I used a Dienamics tag die and also a PTI birthday word die and stamped the “happy” from PTI Communique Curves in SU smoky slate. The stamps on the back are I think See D’s – sorry I don’t have any packaging for those. These stamps represent some of Susi’s other favourite things.  The button is from Annabelle Stamps threaded with some ribbon from Kaszazz. I also stamped 2 stacks of books from Papersmooches smarty pants, coloured and attached to the top of 2 of the blocks. I put a little glossy accents on the books and “Zander’s” bow tie. This didn’t come together how I had imagined it would, I hope she likes it.

I followed this you tube video for a block card

I also have a little bit more Christmas

This is my take on the current challenge at the Lollipop Ladies.

Challenge #81 Reindeer cupcakes + Grids


I have used a MFT Dienamics Traditional tags Stax (3rd largest) and added a piece of Pebbles Happy go Lucky cardstock and a small piece of red cardstock (unknown brand – truth is it was sitting next to my guillotine). I punched a hole in the top and threaded some WRMK red and white twine through. Rudolf (no red nose) was made using the SU owl punch and little leaves die. I drew the whites of his eyes with a gel pen. I got the inspiration for Rudolf from Jacquii McLeay

There is a second challenge also running at the Lollipop Ladies

You can enter either challenge at the moment.

Hope your week has got off to a great start.

Thanks for stopping




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.



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.

Thanks for stopping by



Another Birthday!

Miss 16 turned 17 on Friday!

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for her – she really likes science! Next year in year 12 she is doing Chemistry, Biology, 2 maths – she dropped Physics at the end of this year.


I paper pierced and made my own background paper.

She liked it.

Hope you have had a great weekend. Schools started to finish – 3 eldest are now home for the holidays until February.