Sweet, Sweet Baby Cards

As promised in my last post here are some of my favourite, favourite baby cards that I have created. These were made in February  2017 as part of a special order.

A few things about these cards I love (apart from the overall look). a) The ribbon I used is amazing, it is Stampin Up!’s Stitched Satin Ribbon and is just so beautiful to work with. b) The Designer Series Paper I used is from the Foxy Collection that sadly retired at the end of May 2017. It was one of my favourites and just so cute for baby cards. c) I used my favourite bundle ‘Sunshine Wishes’ to create the sentiment. 

To make the die cut word ‘pop’ I covered it using my fine tip glue pen to give it a glossy look. It is super easy to do and comes up with a really effective and complete look. The only advice I would give is leave it overnight to dry because it does take a while and if you are clumsy like me, that is a bad combination!

These cards are so simple and so cute once done, I hope you love them!

I have just received another order for more baby cards…. best I get started on those!

Happy crafting! X

Sweet Air Balloons

A few times each year I am blessed to be asked by a very talented baby photographer to create some New Born and First Birthday cards for her clients. 

These cards I created some time ago and totally forgot to share them with you before sending them off (oops!). I used one of my favourite current sets, the Lift Me Up Bundle to create them and simply changed out the colours to create different looks.

Aren’t they just super cute?!

Stay tuned for some more that I totally forgot to share…. (sorry!) PLUS another set that I am working on!! 

Colour Theory Suite

Welcome to Stampin’ Up!’s 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue! All of my regular customers should have received their catalogues by now and are busy making or have already ordered their wish lists! 

Upon seeing the catalogue for the first time I was drawn most to the Colour Theory Suite on pages 145 & 146. I recreated three of the four cards to send out with the new catalogues to show my customers how easy it was to recreate samples in the catalogue and to thank them for allowing me to share the new catalogue with them.

I was then asked to do a class for two of my regular online customers who love nearby,  one of who I had never met before. With the class being held on 2nd June I wanted to use new and current products from the catalogue so decided to use this suite again matched with my favourite Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. These are the three cards I created for the class.

I’m off now to make my 8th list of things I ‘must’ have! 

Happy Sunday and happy crafting x

Puppy Love

For about 4 years Joe and the girls begged and begged me to get a dog.  I would always say ‘No’ because I just wasn’t really an animal kind of person and I knew I would be the one to feed it, walk it, bath it, pick up its poo… the list goes on and on.  In about 2014 we saw ‘Moe’ advertised through a rescue shelter my sister in law was involved with.  Immediately she took me to meet him and boy did I fall in love with that little guy right there and then!  We brought him home within a week, named him Harry Gallen and he hasn’t left my side since.

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Then, last year Joe and I had a complete brain snap and went and met a little girl puppy through the same rescue shelter because we were thinking of getting Harry a little friend to play with.  We fell in love with her so quickly that we actually brought her home with us right away!  We named her Luci ‘Skittles’ and it suits her perfect, she is crazy!!

They are so so spoilt.  They live inside and sleep on (or in) our bed and I can’t imagine my life without them even though, yep you guessed it, I feed them, walk them, bath them….

The unconditional love that these two dogs show us is unlike any I could ever imagine.  They are always happy to see all of us which is such a blessing in a world full of chaos and drama.  So what happens though when our furry friends are sick or they die?  I can’t even begin to imagine the loss that is felt.  Recently two friends lost their companions.  They had both been with them for over 10 years.  These are the cards I made my friends to let them know I was thinking of them.

RIP Bella and Jessie x 

Umbrellas full of retiring flowers

I always seem to be inspired by products that are retiring. The ‘ex-corporate banker’ in me knows that this is ridiculous because how am I meant to see the sets to all of you if they are no longer available BUT the ‘real’ me just loves to create and share!

For this project I used the retiring Botanical Builder Framelits, the retiring Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper plus one of the colours is Watermelon Wonder – my favourite retiring colour.

Before you get upset, you do still have another 15 days to get these… and paired with the Weather Together Bundle you can create these super cute cards! You can view and purchase the products used at the end of this post. Please remember that the list below is to create all six cards!  Who wouldn’t love an umbrella full of flowers?!

Happy crafting! x

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Mothers Day Frames

This year for Mothers Day I wanted to create a keepsake that was simple, yet elegant.  So when I was so lucky to receive the Large Letters Framelits from my Mother in law for my birthday (yep, I cried like a baby when I opened the present!) AND my order with the Jar of Love bundle arrived all in the one week it was Mum Love at first sight!

Ikea recently opened in my suburb so the kids and I trotted off down there are found some of these super cute ‘shabby chic’ frames that are sized 9.5″ x 7″ and I got creating.  These are the designs that I created.

You can purchase one of these frames direct from me by going to the Contact Me section of this website otherwise, below there is a list of products used on one of the frames that you can purchase (if you don’t already have) from me if you would like to create your own special Mothers Day gift!

Happy crafting and Happy Mothers Day to all the special Mums out there xx

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Ice creams and Books?

I know, I know, Cool Treats AGAIN you ask??  The answer is YEP!! 🙂

This is such a fun set to create kids cards and off the page projects with so I am so happy that it has carried over into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  The only sad part is that the gorgeous paper that goes with it has retired.  This is good for you until 31 May (or until it is sold out) as it is heavily discounted.

This time I created some cute little bookmarks for the kids who are attending my daughter’s 10th Slumber Party this weekend.  On the bookmarks I stamped ‘Read, Eat Ice-cream Repeat’ or ‘Read and eat Ice cream’.  You can see the matching invitations here!

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