Welcome Baby Grandson Shaker Card

I was inspired by the Just Add Ink #343 Blog Hop Pop-Up & Interactive card challenge to create a cute baby card for a dear friend who has just become a first time grandmother to a beautiful grandson. I do just love being able to create special cards for special people in my life. Here’s what I created with a glossy accents dimensional rocking horse as a centrepiece.


Materials used:

Stamps: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments, Penny Black Word Express, Kaisercraft stitched circles, Rocking Horse stamp, source unknown, Altenew tiny hearts background.
Inks: Altenew Caribbean sky (heart background), ocean waves (welcome baby), black memento
Dies: stitched rectangle, stitched circle, stitched borders, lawn fawn
Other: assorted sequins and confetti for shaker. Sprinkle berries 3mm blue for embellishments, white card, Polychromos pencils to colour rocking horse, glossy accents to coat fussy cut horse.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Cozy Smooches

I was inspired to create a card for the Paper Smooches January 2017 Challenge, with the theme of “Cozy”. Funnily enough, cozy warm is not how I want to feel in the height of a Queensland summer, however “cozy together” seemed to be a cooler way to go.


Here’s what I created using Paper Smooches Chubby Chums snuggling up to a shaker nest frame.


The soft watercolour background, banners and stitched wire fence papers were created using Gelato’s.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Chubby Chums, Sugar Pea Funky Wreath, Hero Arts Congrats, Alphabet set
Gelato’s: Metallic Melon, Lime, Lemon
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched border, Stitched circle
Inks: Memento Paris Dusk
Other: Copic markers, watercolour paper, Neenah Solar White card, washi tape, google eyes, assorted sequins.

I had fun and thanks for stopping by.




Altenew January 2017 Inspiration Challenge


I was inspired by this gorgeous photo to create a card using colours that took me out of my normal comfort zone, in addition, Santa so generously bought me some new Altenew toys for Christmas. Here’s what I created.

Sending Hugs and Happy Thoughts


Materials used:

Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Day and Tiny Hearts background. Dies: Altenew Beautiful Day, Hearts strip, DF3413, Marianne designs, hearts nesting die set. Inks: Altenew Buttercream, Warm sunshine, Dark chocolate. Card: White, dark craft. Other: Ultra fine gold embossing powder, Polychromos pencils to colour small foliage pieces, sequins, Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen for frame.

Hip Hip Hooray


We have just heard some exciting news-our son has been accepted into Oxford University to complete an MBA. So, of course, a befitting card needed to be created and the Ellie stamp set by Avery Elle just seemed to beckon me. Ellie and the balloons were copic coloured, fussy cut and then foam mounted. Background was created using sponged die ink, spritzed and die cut. Star background was created using the Altenew tiny star stamp. Wink of stella was applied to the balloons and grass. Final embellishments using clear twine and clear sequins. Time now to crack open a champagne.

Gold Coast Santa Card



We have just had new neighbours move in next door, arriving from a brrrr Scotland, so I just had to make them a “warm” Gold Coast surfin’ Santa Christmas card. The stamp is by CTMH and was coloured with copics, polychromos pencils and Wink of Stella. They just loved it, although Santa bought them a kayak and not a surfboard!