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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Liam at the Splash Park

Hello again . Isn't the weather just glorious at the moment ! I think we're in for a few hot days at the weekend though ! Anyway it was lovely weather to get all of my windows washed today and that always makes me feel good . Now that is done and the garden is in tip top shape also . So , this evening I decided it was time for some more scrapbooking .
As l looked at the photos of Liam when Mandy took him to the splash park the climbing frame immediately reminded me of a spider web ! So I took out my pack of spider web doilies and went from there ! I've used Schoolhouse DSP again - love that paper ! I laid down my stars framelits on top of a piece of Garden Green cardstck and cut the whole lot all ar once ! I stamped with the Honeycomb TEF using Basic Gray ink and cut some Basic Gray card stock using the Hexagon Hive thinlits. I used the Little Letters framelits for my title . Isn't he a lovely boy ?

Monday, 28 September 2015

Scrapbooking my beautiful grandsons

I am loving the technique I showed you in an earlier post and couldn't wait to design a scrap book page featuring the Sheltering Tree , Sprinkles of Life and Thankful Forest Friends stamp sets . I have also used some gorgeous Into The Woods DSP and of course Woodlands TEF .
What do you think ? 

Friday, 25 September 2015

New Technique

Hi Stampers ,
I've been playing around with a new technique shared by the very talented Ann Craig here   I'm loving the different effects I've achieved using different stamp sets.
The first card uses Cozy Christmas  and Wonderfall stamp sets . I wiped the Night Of Navy ink pad across the Woodlands TEF ,then stamped the house and tree images in Memento Black and ran it through the Big Shot . I touched up a few areas by sponging in N. Of Navy ink . What do you think  ? Oh and I used the splatter technique to add some sparkle !

I just couldn't stop at one so here are a few more attempts .if you'd like to know more feel free to contact me .

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Ooh La lLa !

I'm so happy with how this card turned out I simply had to share it with you ! I've never tried this technique before but already have more ideas in mind after creating this card . I cased the idea and the technique from Linda Higgins .
Using the Delicate Ornament thinlits dies I embossed the two silver ornaments before cutting a red one from red glimmer paper . How did I do that ? I used the crease pad ON TOP instead of the top cutting plate. 
Here is my card .

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Woodlands Textured a Embossing Folder

I have had so much fun playing with some ideas that have been running around in my head !
I was inspired by a card by Carolyn Bennie @ to create this first card .

First I stamped the trees for the stamp set Wonderfall , in the Hoilday catalogue  ,  I then brayered my Woodlands TEF using Tip Top Taupe  ink and ran it through .
I snipped a little deer from the Home For The Holidays DSP and mounted him onto some Winter Wonderland Designer foil , and then some Gold Foil sheet , both cut using the Circles framelits . I layered some Very Vanilla Subltle Stripes Satin Ribbon , Holdays Fancy Foil Vellum and some of the gorgeous Gold Glitter ribbon . Then I cut the greeting using the Christmas Greeting thinlit dies .
I think this is my favourite  Christmas card I've created so far !
This next card was created using the pine cone twig from the Wonderland stamp set . Gorgeous ! Love it !. This time I stamped after embossing and used Always Artichoke ink and then used the Jingle All The Way edgelits to complete the scene . Then I mixed some Tombow glue with a little water and flicked it onto the card front and sprinkled on some Gold Glitter. I gold embossed the greeting onto the Early Espresso piece to finish this card .

For this card I used Watermelon Wonder to stamp the Wonderland trees  before embossing . I inked the TEF using my brayer to give some added dimension.
I hope you like my cards as much as I do !

Saturday, 19 September 2015

More Christmas Cards !

 The new Holiday catalogue is so much fun !Here are some of my creations so far . I'll have more details later .😀

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Scrapbooking September Pages

Hi Stampers ,
This month's pages were simply created using Bohemian DSP . It was fun putting together simple banners to display my grandson Liam's first lost tooth . I have used the Banner  , Chevron and What's Up punch (retired ) , some Bohemian WASHI tape and some splatters using the Perpetual Calendar stamp set .

Saturday, 5 September 2015


Sheltering Tree 
Nine lovely ladies joined me today to create 3 different cards using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
The first card was rather labour intensive and some of the comments were amusing ! Oh we've still to stamp the front of the card as well  
An avenue of trees was created for the car to drive through , then I showed how to score the cardstock to create the tunnel effect and the base of the card was then stamped and lastly the card front. 

Everyone said what a cool idea it was to stamp the cobblestone road using the tree top stamp ! 
A bit of masking and the road and grass along the roadside was created .

The next card was copied straight from Pinterest using  the awesome tutorial by
It is such a cute card and so easy to create .

The last card - last because I didn't want inky fingers on the other two cards ! This one is the NorthernLights  technique and every card turned out differently ! They all looked fantastic ! I followed Debbie Hendersons tutorial on Pinterest but I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set .
My groups were very impressed with the cards they created today .

Friday, 4 September 2015


Seven ladies created six Christmas cards yesterday using two designs and two were made from the To You and Yours shaker kit .
The first card design was the dryer sheet technique - a simple , quick and easy technique to duplicate for your Christmas cards . The trees were stamped using Night Of Navy ink , then the card front was smothered with a glue stick , a used dryer sheet was  applied and smoothed over and then Dazzling Diamonds was sprinkled over the top .
These cards looked stunning with the addition of some of our new embellishments - snowflake elements , corded trim  and iced rhinestones .

 The next card was cased from page 30 of the Holiday catalogue and used the Berry Merry stamp set and embossing folder, Boughs and Berries available as a bundle for $36.50

 Lastly some fun was had amongst much laughter putting together the cards from the kit .

I decorated the bags using the embellished ornaments set  and the lucky door prize pictured is some new DSP Home For Christmas and new ribbon . Coral Kervin was the lucky winner of this gorgeous prize .