Birthday Treats!!

It was my sweet girl, Akayla’s Birthday on the second of December, and she loves everything pretty, and so do I. That’s why I have lots of fun making her card and wrapping her goodies. A very pink and green girl to! Loves a princess or two also! LOL!

Oohhh I love those colours. I used Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla, with a little Early Espresso. Oh and the bow is Pretty in Pink 5/8″ Satin Ribbon.

The stamp sets used are Array of Sunshine and Happiest Birthday Wishes. Both sets are found in the hostess section of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. They are both gorgeous sets and worth having.

Here are some pics of the nights festivities

So that’s another year done. I wish it would slow down, my babies are growing up too quickly. My youngest starts Prep next year and I am just not looking forward to being by myself with no one to entertain. I suppose after a couple of weeks of twiddling my thumbs I will find heaps to do……maybe even card making!! LOL!

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Inkspiration Challenge #90

Hey everyone!

It is Inkspiration time and it is a colour challenge, and a really pretty one at that. I should have resorted to doing flowers because that is what I do with pretty colours, but I wanted to challenge myself to do something different. I will say I did have some trouble…..lol!

This is what I came up with (minus the couple attempts sitting in the bin…LOL!)

I pulled out the Up, Up & Away stamp set for its first play. I would love to play with it some more but I will have to wait.

The annual Christmas in the Country Craft Show is in less than a month and I have lots to create. I best get started….lol!

Check out the Inkspiration Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT’s creations and link us to your submission so we can oohh and aahh over them.

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Inkspirations Challenge #79

Hello everyone!

Before I get started on this weeks challenge particulars, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my followers and commentors! I have now reached over 200 followers and I am just flabbergasted. It was only just a short time ago that I was giving a card away to the 150th follower. As most of you know my blogging has been….well, a little slim. I hope to turn this around this coming week and start blogging a lot more regularly. Things in my life have been a little difficult of late {I won’t go into particulars as there were quite a few challenges}, and I am starting to turn a new corner. But the support you guys give me boosts my spirits and makes me smile….a lot!

So I will be randomly choosing a subscriber to receive this weeks creation for the Inkspiration challenge. I will let you know the winner tomorrow……see good incentive to post again! LOL!

Okay, this week is a sketch

my submission…

I realised I haven’t played with the owl punch nearly enough, so I pulled it out. Isn’t she just the cutest?!

I have been seeing quite a few cards with circles in the back ground used as accents and I am loving it. Might do some more. More blog post gold! lol!

My Stampin’ Up! colour combo is Regal Rose, Soft Suede and So Saffron. Love this combo for girl birthday cards.

Now there is one more thing I would like to share with you all today. Last week I bought a new pet. He wasn’t an impulse purchase as we {my family} have been discussing it for a while. But we just were not sure what breed we would go with. But when I met this fellow I just had to have him.

So without further ado I introduce you to CHARLIE BROWN!

He is just the sweetest bird. He is hand raised and he gives the softest kisses and nibbles and I think he starting to copy my laugh!! LOL! He is a Rainbow Lorikeet and has the most amazing bright feathers. Under his wings is the most brightest red I think I have ever seen! In this shot he was entertaining us with his dancing on my crafting desk so his head is a little blurry. When I have some better pics I will post them.

Anyhoo! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT and post your submission over at the Inkspirations Challenge Blog. I would love to see what you have created.

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Inkspirations Challenge #75

Hello everyone!

It’s sketch time this week at Inkspirations and I decided to create my daughters 10th birthday card with it. On this card I wanted to incorporate this gorgeous little creation that I saw on Sarah-Jane Kale’s blog. I loved the little dress so much I used the same DSP to create it.

I am so in love with this card right now and so is my daughter. Thanks Sarah-Jane, I love your work!

The number 10 is Perfect Plum CS covered in Crystal Effects and while still wet I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. Pretty cute huh?

I Used three stamp sets and one BG stamp. Sew Suite, French Foliage, Bring on the Cake and Medallion. I know, a weird combo right?! But I think it has worked well. The only thing I would probably do different is the sentiment. I think it would look nicer in Perfect Plum. What do you think?

Don’t forget to head over to the Inkpsirations Challenge Blog  to check out the rest of the DT and submit your creation.

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Wild About You Birthday Cards!

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Well this weekend was mainly spent reorganising our house so that we will all fit in it for another few years. You can just imagine having 6 people living in a 3 bedroom house………something like a night mare LOL! I did however have a very valid excuse to make a couple of birthday cards. The kids were invited to a birthday party being hosted by two sisters, one aged 2 and the other 4. I did say to Teneale that I was going to CASE her beautiful card from the latest Inkspiration Challenge. I however was not able to generate something that even remotely came close to the perfection of Teneales! But I gave it a go LOL!

As you can tell I gave this one to the 4 yo. I even decorated the inside just like Ten!

It was such a fun card that Teneale made that I just had to have a go!! Just soooo CUTE!!!

Okay now for the second card. The design for this one resembles the Matchbook Birthday book we made at convention. See…..no original ideas were rolling around in my head this week! LOL!

Sorry about the photo!! It doesn’t really resemble the card in real life! Now I must tell you that I made this card in 30 mins flat!! I spent so much time on the first card the second one unfortunately suffered severe loss in the designing section, hence also the crooked stamping…LOL! I think if I had more time I would have done it soo much differently, but as it was I only left myself 15 mins to get showered and dressed and drive to the party. Lucky they only live 3 minutes away!!!

I also did the inside of this card, but it is similar to Ten’s card as well…..I am starting to like doing the inside. Might do that some more.

Well I am sorry that there are no original ideas! Maybe this week will see me creating more ‘Grungy’ things! Who knows??

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An Upsy Daisy CASE!

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I was on Stampin’ Connection the other day {this is a brand new fabulous place for Stampin’ Up! demos to discuss and share all things SU} and I came across a card made by Claire Daly. I am not sure if it is on her blog so I cannot directly link you to Claire’s creation. I used the same colours, stamp and style but with a couple of my own tweaks. I instantly feel in love with it and Claire’s style appeals to me in a lot of ways but really she is just a gorgeous person who makes the most beautiful cards. I wonder what else I can CASE! I have a few saved to my faveourites…even ones made with stamp sets I don’t own……yet!! LOL! Thanks Claire!

I used the spritzer with the old olive marker on coordinating CS and the Regal Rose marker over the top of the daisies. I really like the effect. I also used the markers to colour in the stamp so I could have more than one colour in the image.

I used one of the labels out of the 4set label dies and embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. I have a thing for embossing powder recently so much so that I might need to top up again soon! Same with Cardstock I am depleting my stocks at an alarming rate…..but I have an awesome advantage of being able to purchase my goodies at a generous 20% off . Would you like the same deal?!

  • Imagine being able to purchase beautiful SU product at demonstrator cost
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  • Imagine running a business on your own terms, doing as much or as little as you like when you like to fit in your schedule as a part-time worker or mother or both.

The timing couldn’t be better either because at the moment Stampin’ Up! are having a fabulous starter kit promotion. Valued at over $560, and sold at the usual price of $324 is now reduced to $259. That’s a whopping 20%off and it is all you need to pay to become a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and to receive the awesome starter kit. You will also become part of my team where we have regular team get togethers and stamping sessions. I can help you with anything you might need or any advice to get you started.

You can contact me today via email or you can join straight away by going to my Stampin’ Up! business website. All you will need is

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I look forward to you becoming a part of the Stampin’ Up! family!

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So Soft!

Hey everyone!  I have had a quiet day today, on the creating front that is. This morning was not quiet though. We were up at Sparrows fart to take Sean to meet the bus that would take him to Regionals for Cross Country running, and then to meet another bus that would take my daughter on a field excursion to the Planetarium. After that I had to come home and get my other daughter ready for school. I was tuckered out before the day begun. But hey! I got it all done and I thought, Cool!I have a day ahead of me where I can just sit and create. But what’s this……I lost my mojo somewhere between here and the school. That would be bloody right!!

So instead I made fritters for the kids to have when they walk in the door before I take them to dance, did a little cleaning and kept my last one at home, Darcy entertained. Well guess what??!! Half an hour before school pick up my mojo came running back through the door and hit me smack bang in the face!! Ohhhh I can do it in half an hour, no worries at all! So I did! And here it is……

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So what do you think?? I don’t mind using a couple of different sets together. It just goes to show how versatile these sets are. The colours used are Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink and of course Whisper White. Have to have a neutral. Well better go and take these kids to dance.

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