Inspired by Stamping Guest…

Hello Everyone

I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter Break.

Today I am a Guest at Inspired by Stamping

Inspired by Stamping


I started with a card blank from Kaisercraft. I randomly stamped the IBS Springtime Beauty II images in PTI Lavender Moon and SU So Saffron onto SU Whisper White CS.

I coloured the leaf image with SU Gumball Green marker and stamped randomly. I added this to SU So Saffron cardstock with a strip across the bottom edge along with WRMK twine. All popped up with some foam tabs. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx black. I finished by adding White Opal liquid pearls and mauve pearls.


The current challenge at IBS

I am linking this to


If you have a couple of minutes to spare – I have a few pics to share.

A few things we got up to over the Easter Break.

A gift for the hairdresser who cut Miss S’s hair for her Cancer donation (the hairdresser donated her services for the hair cut)

Envelope punch board box Easter treats

made using the envelope punch board

Miss S before and after (we cut 13″ of hair for the donation)

photo 1 (10)b


photo 4 (12)b


photo 2 (14)b

the donation

photo 2 (16)b

Miss A has been a little busy with loom band creations – this is just a sample we have all sorts of bracelets and animals too

photo 3 (13)b

and some card making


I made a scarf for Ms E to match the fingerless gloves



I followed a recipe from Julie Goodwin – The heart of the home

I also made a variation where I omitted the spices and sultanas and added cocoa and chocolate chips – Yum!

Thank you so much for visiting and getting to the end of this pic heavy post.




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 pastel Christmas…

Some more Christmas to link to Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge

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I made these cards at the same time as I made the gift tags (see earlier post Chrissy tags).

I used the same inks and the stamp sets used are PTI Polka Dot Parade #9, Holiday Cheer and Communique Curves. The twine is from WRMK.

Off to the girls Dance Concert tonight. Miss A is already home – claims a tummy ache – sitting eating a pie though. I think she just wanted to come home early to do her hair. What fun I am in for when she is a little older.

I have a few more Christmas makes to share. I promise I will post something other than Christmas before to long – just in case you are in Christmas overload already.

Thanks for visiting.

Hope you have a great weekend



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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Anything Goes


Through the Craftroom Door

Anything Goes

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.

Thanks for stopping – until next time



Happy Birthday – Notebook cover

IMG_3359I made this for a friend for her birthday. The pattern/inspiration is from Handmade Magazine Vol 31 Number 2 by Jemima Flendt. I varied slightly in the number of pen/pencil spots inside. It was really quick to make up and I had everything on hand. I used fabric from my stash – no idea by who or how old! The buttons are from basic grey and the orange twine is from We R Memory Keepers.


My girls liked it so I suggested instead of buying gifts for their friends maybe I could make something like this next time they have a party. So you might see a few more variations here.

After a recent tidy up of my room I have found lots of things I forgot I had – need to be a bit more productive using supplies. I found fabric to make Miss A (8) pants for school – great I can cross those of the school holiday shopping list. Fabric to make Miss E (17) a handbag. YEAH. I started on a quilt for Miss S (13) – cut out the fabric and got main panel of the quilt together – will show in another post. Debating at the moment whether to put a border or not. I also found lots and lots of Unfinished projects in a very full box. It is bit embarassing – skirts/dresses from too many years ago – cut, sewn, almost finished just requiring a hem or a button! Must finish those and give to someone who can use them.

Hope the Easter Bunny found you and you had a lovely and safe Easter.

Thanks for taking a peek.



JAI #143

The Challenge at Just add Ink is a colour challenge this week.

I am entering this card into the challenge.

I have used mostly SU products with the exception of the twine and the border punch.

Slowly making some Chrissy cards. How is everyone else going?

Thanks for taking a peek.



Gift card set

I made this little set of gift cards

Nice to have something on hand for a quick gift.

I used mostly SU proucts (Easy Events Stamp set, Subtles CS & Twitterpated DSP) along with circle punches. I also used We R Memory Keepers twine and glitter and jewels from my stash.

Hope your day has started well. Busy busy. My 7 year old is soooo excited that her school concert is tonight. She has got me all organised and herself. She has even done her own hair before she went to school! It needs to be in a bun. Make up out ready to go, shoes and costume all sorted. And I might add I didn’t have to ask! Now all I have to do is get her to teach her big sister!

Thanks for stopping by.



Lime, Mango, Orange + white

These are nice bright colours. I used PTI World’s Greatest along with sentiment from SU Little Princess stamped with SU Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango along with Colorbox Lemon Grass and Versafine Onyx Black. Edges with Tangerine Tango. Cardstock from Scrapbook Boutique Brights – Key Lime and Carrot. Twine Orange and Green baker’s twine from We R Memory Keepers.

I am entering this in the above challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.

Hope you have had a great week.

Thanks for stopping.



The Greeting Farm – OA Surprise

I made this card for my husband’s birthday in a couple of days.

I used The Greeting Farm OA Surprise stamped with Stazon. I then coloured him using watercolour pencils and SU Not Quite Navy, SU Blush Blossom and Marvy Le Plume Brillant Yellow markers. I popped him onto the card front with tape. I cut the banners from Jillibean Soup Spotted owl DSP, MME Lime Twist Out of the Blue DSP, SU Bashfull blue and So Saffron Cardstock. The stars were cut with X Cut Star Nesting dies using MME Lime twist DSP and cardstock from my stash. Buttons from AnnaBelle Stamps and We R Memory Keepers Orange Twine. The tag is from SU Sizzlits Lots of Tags Label 1 and SU Little Princess sentiment.

I am going to enter this card into The Greeting Farm Retro Fresh Challenge.


Thanks for stopping. Have a great weekend.



Happy Birthday – ABSC053

I have made this card for my nephew who is having a birthday in a couple of weeks – pretty sure he doesn’t follow my blog! I like red white and black together – I’m not a saints follower though!

I used the following stamp sets

Penny Black – Zoophabet

Creativ – ABC

PTI – Tremendous Treats Birthday

PTI – Heart-2-Heart #2

I also used Lifestyle crafts nesting circles, We R Memory Keepers Red Twine, PTI Heart-2-Heart #2 die, brads

Inks –  SU Real Red and Stazon Black

Markers – Tim Holtz Barn Door, Spun Sugar and Pumice Stone + Marvy Le Plume Red

Cardstock from my stash

I am entering this into AnnaBelle stamps ABSC053 Challenge this week.