65th Wedding Anniversay

Today I was asked to create a special 65th Wedding Anniversary card for life long friends of my Mother. Not knowing what 65 years commemorates, apart from being a very long time,  I had to do a google to find out that it is “blue sapphire”. This set the colour for the card, and knowing that the couple are well into their 80’s I thought a simple romantic classic style.


Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin Up Baroque Motifs, Hero Arts Happy stamp & cut
Dies: Spellbinders Vines of Passion heart, WPlus9 Happy Trio
Inks: Pale Blue Pigment, Versamark
Other: Embossing Powders-Silver, Clear Holographic, Aqua foil board, white glitter card, mid blue card behind heart, deep blue card for happy shadow, crystal drops, coordinating envelope, acetate

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that your day is “happy”.

I am entering this in the Addicted to Stamps, #236, Anything goes Challenge.




Don’t let life RUFFLE your feathers.

The Simon Says: Spread Your Wings Monday Challenge inspired me to create a really special card for my mum. She is 84 years old, lives alone, 2000 kms away from me, and 2 weeks ago she had a fall and fractured several vertebrae in her lower spine. She needs to spend 8 weeks in hospital in a back brace and lying flat on her back. Over the last 2 weeks I have been wowed by her incredible courage and positivity. When thinking about her, the MFT lying down penguin image just flashed into my mind, and I just had to put her in an idyllic tropical setting-mum could well use a pina colada I suspect. The words are so true – You Go Girl! Don’t Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers-even at 84.


Supplies Used:

Stamps: You Go Girl, Waffle Flower Tiger Lilly, MFT Penguins in Paradise, Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello.
Dies: Stitched circle, stitched hills, Hero Arts Hello.
Inks: Altenew ocean wave, dusk, desert night, Tim Holtz mermaid lagoon. All 4 colours used in stencilled background.
Other: copic colours, yellow glitter card, wave like stencil, neenah white card, tattered angels glimmer mist dazzling diamonds sprayed on stencilled background, 3mm sequins, Ranger stickles turquoise, antique silver gel pen for sunglass lenses.

Thanks 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.