Challenge 3 and 4 for Girls’ Night In

Here are my final two challenge entries for Jayne Mercer’s Girls’ Night In. The first is a darling little watering can that featured in the Splitcoast Stampers Newsletter last week, and I never would have made it otherwise! The second is a card based on a sketch and it is mainly pink although it has a Christmas theme so I cheated a little bit with the colours!

Watering Can

Chrsitmas card


Challenge no 2

Here is my Black White and Pink card for Challenge 2 for the Girls Night In over at Jayne Mercer’s Blog.  I have used white embossing powder for the butterflies and Pink Pirouette as my pink!  Hope you like it. Check out her blog if you would like to donate to help find a cure for breast cancer.


Girls Night In Challenges

Jayne Mercer is having a Girls Night In to raise money for Breast Cancer and she has issued some challenges, here is my entry for Challenge 1. The challenge is to use either the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalgogue or the Spring Mini catalogue and turn one of the inspirational cards or layouts PINK.  So I chose the lovely layout in the first page of the Spring Mini.  Hope you like it.  It is a photo (printed very badly) of  my niece Katie.  I hope she likes it, it is an 8×8 page but i may still mount it on a 12×12 piece of cardstock for my album.

The Best is Yet to Be

How did it get to be July already!!!!

Ok so I am a bad bad blogger!  But I thought I would show you a few things I have done lately.  Now there is quite a lot because as I look back I don’t feel like I have done that much but I actually have – now I am sure there are too may words in there but it is late on a Friday night.  So here goes


So that is my recent creative history in a nutshell – I am hoping to do a lot more once the kids are back at school – stay tuned!!

Happy Loving Day!

This is how the child of one of my Elite Stamper buddies described today and I think it is fantastic!! So in honour of this day I did make a card to give to my husband.  I was mucking around with some ATCs I am making for a swap and while I was cleaning my aqua painter I noticed a lovely pattern appearing on my grid paper.  It looked so pretty I thought I would try it on some watercolour paper and this card is the end result.  I hope he liked it!  I was very lucky and received a Pandora bracelet this morning, I love them and now thanks to my lovely valentine I have one!

 So here is the card


All Supplies Stampin’ Up!

Rose Red Cardstock, Watercolour Paper, Slit Punch, Aqua Painter, Wonder Watercolour Crayons – Rich Regals, Wonderful Words Stamp Set, Simply Said Stamp Set.

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Nieces Birthdays

Here are a couple of cards I made this morning for my nieces, whose birthday brunch we are attending tomorrow morning.  Katie is 6 (a couple of weeks ago) and Mia will be 2 next week.  The boys love playing with Katie, especially Alex as they are the same age.

So I cheated a little bit with the cards as I used some Basic Grey patterned paper, my other addiction (apart from Stampin’ Up!) is Basic Grey – I just love their products! I also cheated by making them the same card but I did really like the design.

So here they are.


I used Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow and Vintage Violet cardstock.  The ‘K’ and ‘M’ are from the Big Deal Alphabet and Beyond the Basics set for the background, using Elegant Eggplant and Pixie Pink ink.  One thing I really like about the Colour Families is that they do blend well even outside the family.  I would normally use the same ink and cardstock for the background to make it subtle but in this case I didn’t have the Rose Red ink so I had to use Pixie Pink, and it still works!

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 I am hoping to start classes soon so I will keep you up to date with that, also don’t forget that the Summer Mini and Sale-A-Bration are still on so check out the website for the catalogues!

Two posts in one day!

Well, not really as I wrote the last one the other day and am just publishing it now! 

My two boys started at a new school this week! I am very proud of them because they are both settling really well.  It will take a few weeks for us all to get used to the new school but I am feeling really good about our decision to change.

 Ok on to some cards, I made these the other evening one RAK and one for a birthday

This card uses, Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, Gable Green and Watercolour cardstock.  I stamped the image from the Blooming with Happiness hostess set with black Stazon ink and then coloured it in using the aqua painter and Rich Regal Wonder Watercolour Crayons.


This card I have made for an upcoming birthday of a friend of mine.  I have used two of the In Colours – Vintage Violet and Marigold Morning, along with Old Olive and Watercolour cardstock.  Again used black Stazon and Wonder Watercolour Crayons.  I am really loving this watercolouring – can you tell?? LOL!

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