November Unstampabelles Challenge…


Today I am sharing for the current Unstampabelles Challenge here

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Guess what?  This month’s challenge is:
 It’s all about the cake….
TWIST use mainly the primary colours

This is the random number prize – an embossing folderI created 3 cupcakes using PTI cupcake die and red, yellow & blue CS along with some Kraft cardstock for the cupcake wrappers.  The wrappers I ran through SU stripes embossing folder.  For some sparkle I used some washi tape before adding my card front to my card base.  I used a die cut sentiment from SU Mini treat bag dies – remember no stamps.  I popped all the cupcakes onto the card front with foam tabs.  To finish off I used some wink of stella and some glossy accents. Love the sparkle.

Hope to see you in the gallery.

Until next time thanks for visiting




Happy Birthday Niamh!

Been a bit quiet here this week on the creating front. Been busy putting things in order in our study and re-organising my craft room (for the millionth time! in 3 years) after some furniture was re-purposed for the study. I had re-purposed a book case for my craft room from the children and that has now moved to the study which has been empty. This was the reason for our second trip to IKEA last weekend to get a couple of small Besta book shelves. All this moving things around has meant I could open up some boxes of books and things which have been packed away for 4 plus years. A lot of “do you remember” and Miss A (8) seeing things almost for the first time!

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These pics are Miss A and Miss S’s creations from the empty boxes. Miss A has a bed with a pillow and Miss S even has curtains that open and shut! Kept them entertained for a while. We have also had a tiler, painter and oven repair man over this week. Busy – so  no creating.

Enough of my waffle…


I have made this card for a joint Barbie inspired 18th Miss E is going to tonight – yes you read correct no typo – Barbie. The request was for a pink cupcake card –  it matches the theme at Scrapbook Boutique monthly challenge this month which I will link up to.


I have used SBB Cardstock in Ocean (from Summer Colours Pack) and Spearmint (from Sand and Surf pack), Crafters Choice – Gelati Basics and a few scrap bits of cardstock for the cake tops (cut from PTI cupcake die) and card layers. Pulled out a few old punches Carl CP2 Heart punch, Momiji Punch – to make the strawberry and Pothos for the leaves under the MFT Dienamics flowers cut in felt (from Spotlight) and finished with rhinestones from Kaisercraft. The cupcake bases are stamped in versafine onyx black using Hero Arts Cupcake image – another thing that I don’t think has had some love for a while! The Birthday girl’s name is stamped from Kaisercraft Typewriter font stamp set in versafine onyx black.

Before I go for now want to share something I found in Bunnings last week end – a really cheap low tack tape 18mm x 25m Painter’s tape for $1. For the price I thought I would give it a go in my die cutting machine to hold the dies to the cardstock/paper/felt and stop the little things from moving around. I have read of other people using low tack tape.

I used the same piece to cut all six cupcake tops and it was still a bit tacky and didn’t rip the cardstock when I removed it. The more experienced crafters out there might have already found this out – but I thought it was worth sharing. I think this one roll will last for ages much better value than the other brand that was $19 roll.

I have waffled on for a bit now and I still have another card to make for tonight plus the gift bags!

Cheers for now


A few things I found when I cleaned up my workspace!

I found this one

I left this one a bit late and the link is now closed. Maybe next time! Posted it anyway. I used Coordinations CS and SU embossilits butterflies along with some rhinestones.

And I made this from a technique at AnnaBelle Stamps

I used Glam Girls – free with magazine and some paper from a children’s craft set.

I needed to make a card for my Miss 12 to take to a party tomorrow and it needed to be purple and have a cupcake! With the right paper and a few brads it matched the Stamp Spot September Challenge. Just making this one.

I used SU A Cherry on Top, PTI Paper Tray, Colourbox Heliotrope, Versafine Onyx black, CS and brads from my stash.

Now my workspace is tidier! I found a few things I had been “meaning” to do. Did a bit of reorganising so hopefully it will be easier to work on whatever I need to. I had to make space to do some paper work – not the fun kind either!

Hope you are having a great weekend – watching the footy – no matter what your code!