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Moon Lake Get Well

Hi there

Masculine cards are more in demand in my house since my husband joined Rotary. Unfortunately, the need is always 'right now' and yesterday I managed to turn the Moon Lake duck card from a birthday to a get well in double quick time.  So, I'm going to try and get ahead by building up my stash of male cards. I really like the 'Moon Lake' stamp set from the Occasions Catalgoue for masculine cards . This time I have used the boat and tree image to create a water scene with ink pads and an Aqua Painter.

I used my new Argyle embossing folder for the first time to add some texture at the top and left the Crumb Cake base show at the base. The Early Espresso candy dots finish it off.



Project Details
Stamps Moon Lake, Delightful Dozen, Serene Silhouettes (Inside)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Water Colour paper
 Ink Stazon Black, Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray
Accessories Neutrals (Early Espresso) Candy Dots
Tools     Argyle Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Sponges

Thanks for looking!

Easter Projects - Part 2


I'm back with Part 2 of my Easter projects. First up is an Easter card, using the lovely 'Indescribable Gift' stamp set. Previously I would have coloured it with Blendabilities, but this time I decided to try it with a long neglected technique of water colouring with ink pads on water colour paper. I have used a pastel palette of Smoky Slate and Crisp Cantaloupe and added a dash of the gorgeous Calypso Coral seam binding ribbon for pop. 


This card would be equally suited as a Mother's Day, birthday, thank you or friendship card with a change of greeting. For the inside of the card I have stamped a portion of the floral image in the top right corner and also water coloured it. I had forgotten how pretty the soft wash of water colouring could be. At the base is a strip of spotty Crisp Cantaloupe washi tape from the 'Sweet Dreams' collection.


The last project is a cute bunny using the Sweet Treat Cups. I have had these in the cupboard for ages and was glad when the inspiration struck. I saw the opportunity to use the same bunny head and paws  I created for the Bunny Treat Box by creating a tummy mid-section. He is pretty cute!


This is a back view showing a perforated tab that will allow the treats to be removed while keeping the bunny basically intact.


My 21 page tutorial gives detailed instructions for both of these projects as well as the 2 projects in the previous post. You can purchase it by clicking on the PayPal button below.

Purchase Easter Projects 2015 Tutorial - $5 AUD



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Easter Projects - Part 1

Hi there

I don't know about you, but I can't believe it is only 2 weeks until Easter!  The year really is flying by and it is hard to keep up.  I spent an enjoyable 10 days in Western Australia catching up with friends and family and celebrating my MILs 90th birthday. Now I'm peddling hard to catch up with the chores at home and in the garden!

However, in the few days since I've been home I have been making some cute projects that I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days. The first of these is my version of a bunny treat box using the Bigz L Fry Box die. I've had this die for a while, but it has been sadly neglected. Now I have dusted it off, I see lots more opportunities for it - isn't this always the way? I think he is pretty cute and much cuter IRL than the photo shows.


The box holds a full bag of the pretty polka dot Lindt mini eggs, but I've also tried it with the Lindt hen and eggs as well. For gift giving it may be easier to put the eggs in a cellophane bag tied with ribbon or thick baker's twine. This is what he looks like from the back.


The next project would be perfect for kids to give their friends at school. I've filled a cellophane tube with crisp shelled mini eggs and added a cute tag using the 'For Peeps Sake' stamp set. I think the greeting goes perfectly!


Here is a close-up pic of the tag. 


I am offering a PDF tutorial that includes these 2 projects and 2 additional projects that I will show you tomorrow - great value for your Easter crafting.

I am also offering kits (available for postal addresses in Australia only) so you can make your own Bunny Treat Boxes. You will receive all of the punched elements and the box as a flat pack for you to construct (it does not include the treats!). You will need to provide adhesives (Tombow glue or equivalent, glue dots), ink and sponge for adding definition to the punched elements, grey or black marker, white gel pen. The box base will be Smoky Slate (pale grey) with a number of different colour options for the spotted designer paper. If you want a specific colour not listed, please contact me

Click on the links below to make your purchases.

Purchase Easter Projects 2015 Tutorial 


Purchase Bunny Treat Box Kits

Designer Paper Colour


I'll be back tomorrow with the other 2 Easter projects.

Enjoy your weekend!

Ninety & Fabulous!


I have a milestone birthday card to share with you, that I made for my lovely Mother-in-Law Betty who turned 90 today.  We have been in Western Australia for the past few days to help her celebrate this occasion. I wanted this card to be special; recognising this amazing milestone and letting her know how inspiring she is to everyone who knows her.

I have inked up the 'Perfect Peacock' stamp for the first time and coloured it with Blendabilities in her favourite colours. I fussy cut the peacock and then layered it over the top of the full image which was stamped onto Shimmer card stock. This allowed me to pop the Deco Framelits die cuts underneath the peacock. The lovely sentiment from 'Million & One' was silver embossed at the bottom of the card.  The finished card is 14.5cm square.



Happy Birthday Betty - you really are fabulous!!



Project Details
Stamps  Perfect Peacock, Million & One, Morning Post Numbers (retired)
Card stock & Papers      Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Shimmer Card, Silver Glimmer paper, Whisper White
 Ink  Memento Tuxedo black, Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Accessories  Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Deco Framelits, Timeless Type Sizzlits (retired), Big Shot, Silver Embossing powder, Heat gun, Blendabilities markers, Dimensionals

Have a great day!

Wisteria Lotus Blossom


I've been playing with the lovely Sale-a-bration Lotus Blossom stamp set again and made this card for a lovely friend (waving, Fiona) who had a birthday today. I have used the brayer to add Wisteria Wonder ink to the Irresistibly Yours DSP for the background. The Lotus Blossom has been stamped in Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant and die cut with the Ovals Collections Framelits. The Hearts Border punch and gorgeous Sahara Sand Lace trim finish off the bottom edge.



Project Details
Stamps Lotus Blossom, Painted Petals
Card stock & Papers     Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper, Irresistibly Yours DSP
 Ink Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi
Accessories Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Decorative Label punch, Hearts Border punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Brayer, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!