Happy 90th Birthday

I’m happy to say that I am now holding classes at the Toogoom Community Hall every Friday morning, 9.30am – 11.00am.  This has been a little time getting off the ground, but I think 20161103_111313_resizedblogwe could be on our way.  We would love for you to come along.  All you have to bring is yourself!

I was asked to create a card for a lady who was turning “90” – what a milestone!  She loves gardening, so I thought it about time I dug out my Botanical Builder Framelits.  Red always reminds me of lovely bright & happy gardens, so I dug out the Brights DSP Stack to use with the Framelits.  A little touch of Old Olive & a little Memento Tuxedo Black & we have a WOW card for the lovely lady.

If you think the card looks a little familiar, then you are right, as I created one for my aunt back in July very similar to this one.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to create your own card.  Don’t forget, all measurements (metric & imperial) are included, along with a supply list.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’







Happy Birthday Elaina

I’ve been playing with Slider Cards (prepping for classes) the last couple of 002wma-blogdays & decided to create one for my niece who turns 3 in a week or so.  If you google “Slider Cards“, all types will come up along with instructions.

In fact, I am so happy with my progress that I didn’t realise that I had created classes for the next 4 months including my volunteer class which is every week.  I am also happy that they are all very different, ie techniques, stamps, colours, etc.  I can only hope that I don’t change my mind at the last minute, which I find myself doing sometimes but more importantly the ladies like them too.

Because Elaina turns 3 this month & is into ducks, I thought it only appropriate that I create a card with ducks & of course we have to have 3 of them.

I did have to comprise on the coins as our 5c coin was a little big, so I punched a couple of circles using the Owl Builder Punch, stuck them together for strength & used them in lieu of the coins.  They are not as strong but it did the trick.

I also opened the gorgeous “Go Wild” DSP Paper Stack which I think suits the card.  I added a little bit of Bermuda Bay behind the ducks to create the illusion of water.

To grab a free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


PS  Since the photo was taken, I’ve added coloured black Rhinestones to their eyes – much better!

106 Happy Birthday – Slider Card


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Happy Birthday Zoey!

Today is my niece’s 1st birthday!  Hard to believe she was born 5 weeks premmy & who has grown into a very healthy & happy little girl.Zoey-wma-blog

I aw this Punch Art Giraffe on Pinterest a few months ago by & had to recreate it. People are so very clever & imaginative .  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Now I will admit I am not the best when it comes to Punch Art, but I was sort of happy with my card.  I think Zoey or rather her mum will love it.  I did change a couple of things, including Embossing Folders, Dies, Punches & Colours.

If I get a chance in the Christmas break, I will do a tutorial on how I created her.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Birthday Wishes

My card today is one I created for Bron’s 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago.  Hope your day was filled with love, fun, 005awm-bloglaughter & pressies Bron.

I saw a lovely card on Pinterest & luckily I was able to find the original again.

For my colours, I went straight to my Colour Coach & ended up with Pool Party, Pink Pirouette & Always Artichoke.

Please click on the link below to grab my tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


83. Build a Birthday – Birthday Wishes


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Today I have a bit of a different card to show you.  It is my version of “Instagram”.  I know that there are many out there who do & follow social media, especially “Instagram”.  I can honestly say I am not one of them.  I don’t even go onto Facebook that much except to post my cards which usually takes me all of about 15m. Much prefer to be outside in the garden or down at the beach.  There are probably heaps of these types of cards already out there (to be honest, I haven’t looked), but a door suddenly opened the other day when my niece mentioned Instagram.

Now that I’ve created this one, there are so many ideas going through my head.  For my card I have tried to stay as close to 003wmb-blogthe icon as possible, with the exception of a couple of small changes.

I adhered pieces of Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party & Tempting Turquoise onto a piece of Soft Suede & rounded the corners at the top with the Project Life Corner Punch.

This was then adhered to a piece of Sahara Sand Card which the corners had also been rounded prior to adhering the Soft Suede piece.

I cut a piece of Basic Black into a 1 1/4″ square & adhered it to the top.  A piece of Basic Black was punched using the 1″ Circle Punch, a Flower punched in Real Red using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack & adhered to the centre of the Black Circle prior to adhering to the top of the Black Square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the centre piece, I punched a piece of Sahara Sand Card with the 2″ Circle Punch & sponged around the edge with Sahara Sand Ink & a Dauber.  I repeated this sponging all around the edge of the card.

I adhered a Basic Black Circle to the centre.  This was punched using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  I then decided that it needed more in the middle, so I punched 2 more circles in Basic Black – 1 x 1 1/4″ & 1 x 1 3/8″ Circle Punches.  These were both adhered on top of each other prior to adhering to the centre with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As my Basic Black Card Base looked a little dull, I cut a piece of Modern Medley DSP & adhered it to the front prior to adhering the “camera” to the front.

My “16” was cut using Dies (before SU!) in the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper & adhered to the top circle. The little circle from the “6” was adhered to the centre of the Real Red flower.

I decided to stamp “Happy Birthday” onto Whisper White Card in Real Red Ink, punch with the Word Window Punch & adhered to Card Front.

I hope you like my version of the “Instagram” Card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


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Sprinkles of Life…

…is one of the lovely new sets in the upcoming new SU! Catalogue.  In fact, not only is so versatile & so very cute, it is the Ronald McDonald Charity Set for the year where every $3.00 from the purchase of this set goes towards this worthy charity.FabFri64

I also liked the clean & easy challenge over at Fab Friday & thought this the perfect opportunity to ink the set & give you a sneak peak.

I’ve even surprised myself by using some of the gorgeous new In-Colours & DSP – “Cherry on Top” Paper Stack.  This stack comes in 6″ x 6″.

I will admit I did add one extra element to my card as I made a mistake when stampining direct onto my card.  Why is it I can make a mistake when playing on scrap paper but save it for the real thing?  Mind you, they do say there are no mistakes in crafting!

To cover my error, I stamped the sentiment onto scrap Whisper White, punched out with Word window Punch (which is retiring) & adhered over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Mistake gone!

Thank you everyone at Fab Friday Challenge Blog for a great challenge.  Why not head over & check out what everyone has created.

To create your own card, click on the link below for a free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


72. Sprinkles of Life – Happy Birthday



Happy Birthday

It was my uncle’s 70th birthday last Saturday & decided to try & create a special card for him.019aa-wm-blog

We had a bit of a special family gathering to celebrate his special day!  Along with him turning 70, it was also my cousin’s 58th & my aunt & uncle’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Lots of chat, laughter & old photos – some of which I had never seen, especially from my family & growing up!

I decided to use a set that I love but hasn’t seen much ink – “Traveler”  Luckily this set will be staying in the new catalogue, so it gives me more time to play with it.

By clicking on the link below, you are able to grab the tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


64. Traveler – 70th Birthday


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