March Blog Hop - Card Sketch
Baby Steps

Time for an update...


I'm back from my trip to Western Australia and have been busy catching up with work and chores that seem to multiply inexplicably when you are away.  I had a lovely time helping my Mum celebrate her 80th birthday and catching up with family I haven't seen for many years.  It was wonderful that she was finally well enough to enjoy both the family dinner and open house that we put on for her.

I also decided it was time to give my blog a bit of an update, which has consumed more (precious creative) time than I would wish.  Aren't the hyacinths in the banner gorgeous - I can almost smell the perfume.  I took this photo at the Floriade festival in Canberra a few years ago. Although we have now moved into Autumn, I couldn't resist the gorgeous burst of colour.

Today I have a couple of quick thank you cards to show you, both made with the versatile 'Bella Toile' stamp set. I don't think there is a colour that doesn't look wonderful with this gorgeous background.


Project Details
Stamps Bella Toile, Whimsical Words (Retired)
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White,
Ink Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
Accessories Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Tools Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Gothic Arch Border Punch (not SU), Corner Rounder punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber



Project Details
Stamps Bella Toile, Because I Care (Level 1 Hostess set)
Card stock & Papers Marina Mist, Subtles Pattern Stack, Whisper White
Ink Marina Mist
Accessories Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, 5/16" Jumbo brad, Basic Pearls
Tools Lots of Tag Die, Big Shot, Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

The new Autumn/Winter Mini catalogue is now available, with lots of great new products to inspire you. You can browse it online by clicking on the image in the side panel. I'm looking forward to getting my order soon.

Enjoy your day.



Christine Blain

LOVE your blog updates, Judy; the banner is stunning, and the colours go nicely with your clothes in that gorgeous photo of you (who was the clever photographer who took that??!). These two cards are beautiful. I particularly like the second one.

Chris H

Beautiful cards, Judy. I love that stamp, too. And your blog header is stunning! xo

Kerry S

I really love the new look blog, so bright and cheerful and the new photo of you. Beautiful hyacinths. The Bella Toile stamp is a wonderful background.The Blue card is my fav, although as per usual both cards are perfect.

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