Mad Hatter’s T Par T

I am still not back to posting properly but fingers crossed that we will be back on track next week.

Today’s post are just some of the tickets I created for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party which is happening next weekend.  This event has been months in planning but I think we are just about there.

I’ve used the “Have a Cuppa” DSP Pack from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  The paper was perfect for this event & seeing as though I had heaps left over including a full pack, it worked in perfectly.

As we are using bright greens, purples, oranges, yellows, pinks with black & white thrown in & nothing matching, I thought it would be a good idea to start the event off with having all different tickets.  The ladies loved them, especially when they realised that they all had a different ticket.

We’ve kept the rest of the stationery & decorations a well guarded secret, but wil share with you the remainder of everything once the event is over.

Until next time, Happy Stampi’



2017 Calendar

I thought I would share with you something a little different today.20160809_134304_resizedblog

I am getting ready for a Christmas Fair which will be held in December.  I am excited about this as I’ve never done one since moving here but have been told it is well attended by the community.

I created a sheet of small calendars on my pc before cutting them down to the size I wanted.  They actually measure 7cm x 7cm.

I adhered a piece of “Have a Cuppa” DSP Stack (Retired) to a piece of Whisper White before adhering to a Bermuda Bay Base.

The Calendar was layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo & then onto the DSP.

For the inside, I adhered a piece from the same Stack onto a piece of Melon Mambo & then to the Base – Bermuda Bay.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’










You are Tea-riffic

My card today is one I created for a special friend who did a couple of things for me.  I was very much taken back by her kindness so thought a nice card would show my appreciation.

I don’t have a tutorial for you today, but will try & remember how I did the card from the photo – the original has long gone in the post.

I’ve used the “Cups & Kettles” Framelits Dies (retired) for my card.  I cut a piece of the “Have a Cuppa” DSP (retired) & adhered it to the bottom part of a piece of Whisper White Card.  The “Pleated Skirt” has been created from the same DSP Stack.  It was then adhered to the top of the DSP before layering a piece of Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon above the skirt & again across the top of the skirt.

The Teapot was cut from Melon Mambo Card using the Framelit Dies & adhered onto the Card Front.  The lid was adhered above the Teapot with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Heart has been cut from Melon Mambo Card & adhered to the Card.  The wavy lines were cut from scraps of Whisper White Card & adhered across the Teapot.

I stamped the Sentiment from “A Nice Cuppa” Stamp Set (retired), direct onto the Card Front in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The Card Front was then layered to the Base Card – Whisper White.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today.

Until next time, Happy Stamping’










Happy Birthday

I am in the process of creating a small package for a High Tea Cent Sale & thought I would share with you one of the cards that I’ve created using the “A Nice Cuppa” Stamp Set along with the matching “Have a Cuppa” DSP & of course the “Cups & Kettle” Framelits, al of which are now retired, but it has been great using them for this special event.

To be honest, I had created the beginning of this card when the items were current but it had gone into my unfinished pile.  All I had to do was add the elements at the top of the card.  Don’t ask me why I hadn’t done it previously as it took me all of about 15m to complete the card.

I actually did another one similar to this one which you will be able to find here, including a Tutorial.  For the Cup I’ve used Melon Mambo Card, Lemons have been stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink onto Whisper White Card & then fussy cut. The Tea Bag was stamped onto Whisper4.  July White Card in Bermuda Bay Ink, while the Spoon was cut from Basic Grey Card.  Looking at my Lemons I should have stamped them onto Daffodil Delight Card in Whisper White Ink but that is ok with me.

Happy Birthday” is from “Thoughtful Banners” Stamp Set & was stamped onto Whisper White  Card in Basic Grey Ink, while the Frame was stamped in Bermuda Bay Ink & punched with the Classic Label Punch.

Remember this is a great way to use some of that DSP you have stashed in your cupboards.  To create more cards using DSP, why not head on over to the Pretty Pattern Papers Page to view, purchase & create more cards.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’








I was playing around the other day creating cards for Crafty Creations & come up with my card I’m sharing with you today.  It was originally intended to be a Valentine’s Day, but looking at it, you could use it for any occasion even an Engagement, 0022mblogWedding or Anniversary!

I’ve used a couple of pieces of DSP from the “Have A Cuppa” Pack which is from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I wanted to use it in a different way.

I layered a piece of DSP to a piece of Melon Mambo Card prior to running through the Big Shot with Bold Butterfly Thinlits.  A small border of Melon Mambo is showing all around the DSP.

I cut the word “Love” from the Expressions Thinlit (Retired) in Melon Mambo by running it through the Big Shot.  I placed the Love Thinlit (retired) over the top of the Butterfly Shape & again run it through the Big Shot.  When cutting it, be very careful to keep any small pieces that you may need to place back onto the card.

I then layered a piece of Window Sheet behind the cut out Butterfly & with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, adhered the Love back into place including any cut pieces of the DSP.  The whole piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals, layered onto another piece of DSP from the same Pack & layered to the Base Card – Basic Grey.

I cut XOXO from Crushed Curry Card using the Circle Card Thinlits which was adhered to a Heart Shape cut from the same set before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I do hope you like my card using Dies & Thinlits a little bit of a different way.

This card could easily be turned into a Shaper Card too.  All you have to do is place Stampin’ Dimensionals around the outline of the Butterfly.

I’ve just realised we’ve done no stamping on our card!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Products used to create my card –

Technique Class Card #1

We started back with our first Technique Class for the year last Sunday week.  It was so 010wm-bloglovely to catch up with the ladies  & hear about what they had been up too since our last get together.

We started out with an easy one, Technique – Heat Embossing.  I never tire of this Technique.

We had a play with the “Have a Cuppa” Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

Along with the Technique we managed to create a card which opened a little different.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Supplies –

Have a Cuppa

Seeing as though it is nearly the launch of the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue & SAB 2016, I thought I would give you a sneak look at one sets in the Occasions Catalogue.

This gorgeous Stamp Set comes as a Bundle – “Stamp Set & matching Dies”.  Love, love, love it!  It also has matching DSP – “Have a Cuppa” & a gorgeous “Stitched Bermuda Bay Ribbon”.

I’ve teamed my card up with a Tea Lace Doily plus some of the Brights & Neutrals Candy Dots to finish it off.

I can see myself playing with this a lot & have lots of ideas but of course as usual, my hands can’t keep up with my head.

Don’t forget to check back in a couple of days time for more ideas using items from the Occasions Catalogue plus the SAB Catalogue.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


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Sneak Preview

I thought I would start showing you a couple of sneak previews over the new couple of days.  You are going to be astounded at the gorgeous new product available in the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue, not forgetting the SAB 2016 too.

Today’s card is one I’ve case’d (Copy & Share Everything) from the “Stampin’ Success” Magazine that Demos worldwide receive.  It is always full of helpful little tips & great samples.

To make it my own, I’ve added a couple of extra pieces of Card, eg Bermuda Bay & a Base Card of Whisper White.

Click on the link above the photo to download a tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


101. You are Tea-riffic – A Nice Cuppa