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In my last post I mentioned that it was my daughters birthday. Most of my family live interstate, so when my sister (Louise) phoned me the night before and said that she had forgotten to send a birthday card, Louise asked me to make her one. But it wasn’t to be pink! First she asked for purple. I explained that I didn’t have any card stock, so she asked for it to be yellow. “OK” I said.

Digging through my box of leftover bits and pieces, I came across a bunch of non SU stickers. They were purple and yellow and green. So with a little bit of combination from the So Swirly wheel and Wonderful Favourites words, this is what I put together.










Then it came time to design a card from my son to his sister. There was another bunch of non SU stickers in that box of goodies, so they became the accessories to this card. I have used the dragonfly image from Bugs and Kisses and layered it onto Bella Rose DSP.

Faux Ice Skating Birthday

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My darling daughter Alysha turned 10 yesterday. Double Figures. She isn’t a baby anymore. So to celebrate we had a party at the local Ice Skating rink. It was great because it wasn’t ice, and therefore wasn’t cold and wet. It was an artificial surface but you still get to wear ice skates and the place is decked out like its winter and there is lots of snow pictures everywhere.

To keep with the theme, I made an Ice Skate as a birthday cake. The Family circle kids party cake book had a recipe for a roller blade cake and I just changed the bottom to make it an Ice Skate. Just some Licorice covered in Aluminium foil. Easy once you know how.

Then I had to make a birthday card from my husband and me. Left it to the night before her birthday, after I had done the cake. It was getting near midnight and I was trying to work out what colours go together….when it hit me. Just use the cake for inspiration. I had inadvertently tinted the icing on the cake Pixie Pink, Tempting turquoise and Ballet Blue. My daughter loves the bold colour family and I have trouble putting the bold colours together, but it was already done for me.

It must have been the late night , because before I realised it, I was thinking…. why don’t I make an Ice Skating card too! I used a couple of different punches to get the shape, and just coloured it in with Sponge Daubers like the icing on the cake. I could have embossed the blade with some silver embossing powder, but whats a girl to do without some glitter. Finished it off with some non SU bling. What does everyone think?

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Bridal Black and White

We are going to a wedding on the weekend, so I had ordered the stamp set “For the Bride” specifically.

I was going along fine, I had decided to use just black and white. Some of you might be thinking “black and white is so boring”, but if it is done correctly can look very sleek indeed.










I also used Bella’s Border wheel along the edge. I then stamped a second image and embossed it in black, and proceeded to cut out the wedding dress and layer this with dimensionals over the original dress.

Unfortunately, my husband didn’t like my original card. He thought it needed some colour or something. So it was back to the drawing board.











I did the same layout, but added some softer colours (Going grey, Shara sand and Pink piroette).

I even randomly added Dazzling diamonds as well.

Birthday Butterfly


I had to make a young funky birthday card for my 10 year old niece.

This is a colour combination I haven’t tried before, but it is quite fresh. Butterfly’s and swirls just go together nicely. And I wanted opposite colours for the butterfly. Markers are great for adding different colours on the one stamped image.

I added some non SU self adhesive jewel’s (for some funky bling) and non SU ribbon for a contrast in texture.

90th Birthday



What to do when your grandmother turns 90?

I wanted to put something together that was nice, not too “old fashioned” looking but remains sophisticated. This is what I came up with. I stamped the main image from Fresh Cuts in basic Black, and then added colour to part of the image by colouring in with markers (Old Olive, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink). Layer on matching card stock.

I stamped a flourish from Baroque Motifs onto the base card, and added some punched flowers to the opposite corner to balance the colour, and to finish added a saying from Sincere Salutations.