Autumn/Winner Mini Preview - Blog Hop
A Change of Pace

Sharing a Cup

Hi there

I hope you are enjoying your Easter holiday. I'm certainly enjoying pottering around today and not being on a schedule.

I'm back to normal (kind of J) after spending a hectic 2 weeks visiting friends and family in WA.  I didn't get much time to craft myself (except for the card in the previous Blog Hop post) but did help my friend Fiona (waving Fiona!) set up her craft space and I hope she will get some time over Easter to use it.  She lives in the country and her craft table is in front of a large window that gets morning sun and overlooks roses, fruit trees and native bush. It is a really peaceful space.  I also spent a lovely afternoon with my friend Karen and her lovely girls Kate and Grace in Perth showing them how to make the Easter treat baskets.  They are quick learners and had 3 each whipped up in no time. Karen's garden was looking so fabulous and unfortunately it got trashed in the big storm they had in Perth on the afternoon I left. However, they and their pets (dogs, chooks and guinea pigs) were unharmed despite the damage to their house. Luckily we took some photos in the garden and I'm looking forward to doing a scrapbook page to remember how lovely it was.

After getting back from Perth we picked up our new kitten 'Crafty'. A strange name you say - well we already have 'Artie' (pictured in the bar on the left) so you can see my husbands weird sense of humour.  He is such a joy with a lovely temperament and bursting with energy. He has 2 speeds - full on or off! Building a relationship with new big brother Artie is a work in progress, but I'm sure they will become good friends soon.  Here are a couple of pictures of Crafty who by the way, is 14 weeks old and is a Lynx Point Spotted Bengal.    
Crafty_7a  He loves this cat tree that Artie has now out grown and has his afternoon sleep in the igloo at the top. Isn't he too cute? Wouldn't this photo look good on a cat food can?


Here he is in full play mode ready to pounce on the cord dangling from the camera.



So it has been a very full few weeks, but I hope to get more creating time over Easter. I made the next card for our Art with Heart Team card swap using new products from the new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue that commenced yesterday. This is a simple card using the single 'Share a Cup' stamp and the 3 new In Colours - Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede.  This is a cute stamp and to make it more versatile I cut the 'hello' sentiment off the bottom and mounted it on the side of the block (it only comes as a wood mount for $11.95) . It makes it easier to create the stack of cups shown in the card.  The 'wall paper' background flowers are from the new Cottage Garden stamp set, which I purchased in the clear mount option. Each of the new In Colors comes with the matching  grosgrain ribbon - polka dots on one side and plain on the other for great versatility.  Here it is and the details are below:


Card Details


Share a Cup, Cottage Garden

Cardstock & Papers

Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White


Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede


Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon


Paper Snips, Dimensionals,

If you would like your own copy of the Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue to browse, please contact me and I will put one in the mail for you. I'm looking forward to receiving my order of goodies from the catalogue in the next week and will be back to show you more.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter break.


Nikki Sadler

Beautiful cat Judy - he is just so cute .... will his markings darken with age?


Great card Judy and little Crafty looks so regal but very cute at the same time.Have fun!

Christine Blain

This card is gorgeous, Judy! I just love the 'wallpaper' background, and the cup popped up on dimensionals. Such a fun card!

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