Saturday, 14 July 2012

CARD MAKING: Baby Shower Cards

Here's a few baby shower cards for my cuz.  We don't know if she's having a boy or a girl so I had to make it fairly unisex but the cards kept coming up as very feminine.  Maybe that's a sign!  Anyhow, I had so much fun doing these.  The lime on charcoal cardstock looks amazing.

The 'ABC'


The 'Bootie'


The 'Onesie'

Tools & Products:
Card stock:
Charcoal Grey, Lime Green and SU Whisper White card stock.
Designer Paper: None
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug and Stripes by SU
Embellishments: Lime Green Brads, Onesie template from online clipart
Punch: SU Stocking Builder Punch, Tag Punch, small and large, 1-3/8 circle punch and Scallop Punch
Stamps: SU Stitched Stocking and Punch Bunch Stamp Set
Acknowledgement: Thanks to Tifflynn76 for the inspiration and K Werner for the free wave template and splitcoaststampers for the onesie template. Although I altered the template a little and cut the underarm to more of a slant.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

CARD MAKING: Engagement Card

Here's my latest creation.  A very simple engagement card for a family friend.  I wanted to do the ring freehand, but decided to use my circle punches and some glitter paper.  I was pleased with how it turned out, in fact I hope her 'rock' is as glitzy and huge as this one!

Tools & Products:
Card stock: White, Black, Glimmer Paper and Metallic Foil card stock.
Designer Paper: Some lose designer papers I got from Spotlight
Embossing Folder: None
Embellishments: SU Hodgepodge Hardware
Punch: SU Designer Label Punch (Retired)
Stamps: SU Whimsical Words Stamp Set

Saturday, 7 January 2012


I created this card at the Stamp-It 'make and take' stall at the Paperific Show last time I went.  I chose this design to experiment with some of the distress ink pads. It isn't my traditional style but I thoroughly enjoyed making this card as it reminds me of those old treasure maps in an adventure movie =)

Tools & Products:
Card Stock: Cream
Designer Paper: None
Embellishments: Ribbon
Stamp: Stamp-It (This was a combination of 2 different stamps)
Stamp Pad: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Tea Dye, I think)

CARD MAKING: Mini Post-It Notes

These were some of the gorgeous 'thank you' trinkets I gave to friends and colleagues for their nice thoughtful birthday gifts last year (I forgot to post them!).  I got the inspiration from one of the YouTube channels by 'Chic n' Scratch'.  So clever.  They are mini post-it note covers.

a closer look....

Tools & Products:
Card Stocks: Assorted colour scraps
Designer Paper: Assorted (including recycled box from one of my perfumes =)
Embellishments: Handmade sticker bags.
Other Tools: Bow Easy by Posi-Bendr

CARD MAKING: Happy Anniversary

I made this card for my anniversary greeting for my husband.  I wanted to road test some of my new tools from SU.  The owl punch is sooooo cute and so easy to use.  I especially like how you can change the mood of the card by simply moving the eye balls around.  It was a bit fiddly to work with but I found that by using a paper piercer with a bit of dried glue or adhesive at the tip, it makes the job much easier.

Tools & Products:
Cardstock: White, Blue, Pink, Brown and Olive Green
Designer Paper: None
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug
Punch: Owl Builder by SU
Stamps: None

CARD MAKING: Be My Valentine

Here's one I made for my Hubby last Valentines Day.  This was a quick and easy card to do.  I had some pre-purchased felt heart shapes which I placed randomly around the center of the page with a black strip of card stock as a backdrop to break away from the white card stock.  Oh and yeah, the scallop border behind the sentiment is from one of my morning cappuccinos (that corrugated cardboard they wrap around your coffee to make it easier to hold the paper cup). 

Tools & Products:
Card stock: Black & White
Designer Paper: None
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug
Stamps: None.  I printed the sentiment from my PC using Microsoft Word.
Embellishments: Heart shaped felts.

CARD MAKING: Japanese Lady

Here's another one of those designs I learned from the 'make and take' sessions in the last Paperific show in Ascot Vale.  Very Japanese!  What I liked about this was the embossing powder we used and then sprinkled with hot set powder and some glitters.  The hair on the image felt like flocked paper.  The strip of brown glitter at the bottom was just a double sided tape sprinkled with glitter.  Clever.

Tools & Products:
Cardstock: White
Designer Paper: Alison Ellis
Embossing Folder: None
Stamps: Alison Ellis


I made this card last Christmas and learned the design from one of those 'make and take' stalls in the Paperific Show in Ascot Vale a couple of years ago.  It is so easy to do, yet so gorgeous!  All it needed was some bling to lift out the colours on the Christmas wreath.

Tools & Products:
Cardstock: 2 Different Shades of Green and White
Embossing Folder: None
Stamps: Wreath & Noel (any brand will do the trick)

CARD MAKING: Wedding Invitations

I spent the whole afternoon making sample cards for my niece, who also happens to be my Goddaughter.  She wanted purple and silver, so I had a go at creating a gate fold card with a couple of alternative inserts.  They turned out pretty well but not the kind that is suitable for mass production.  Anyhow, here are the sample pictures =).

I couldn't get the correct lighting so asked my gorgeous husband to do the photography. In the end we decided to take it outdoors.  I must say, despite the overcast weather, it was much better than taking the shots indoors.

Tools & Products:
Cardstock: Purple and Silver
Embossing Folder: Kimmy Luvs by Cuttlebug
Embossing Tool: Cuttlebug
Stamps: None.  I printed the invite wording on my PC using MS Word Doc.

Here's a closer shot of the individual cards:

The Beach Ceremony

The Garden Ceremony

The Winery

Personally, I like the 'Winery' card for it's simplicity.  BTW, for those who are thinking of crashing the wedding, don't bother... the dates and venues are made up =)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

CARD MAKING: To A Man Who's One Of A Kind

I made a very similar card like this for my Boss for his birthday in February earlier this year but forgot to take a picture of it.  So decided to re-make a replica so I don't forget the design.  It's pretty easy to make and achieves the same effect as the shirt origami card I have seen on Youtube.  It is so difficult to design male cards and this I think does the trick for any ocassion. 

Tools & Products:
Cardstock: Black, White and Blue
Specialty Paper: Sorry can't remember the brand but any black and white designer paper will do & blue.
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots (Love this one)
Embossing Tool: Cuttlebug
Stamps: None!  I printed the sentiments on my PC using MS Word Doc!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

CARD MAKING: You'll Always Be My Friend, You Know Too Much

I made this card for my friend Kate for her birthday last July 2011.  I had so much fun making it. It's cheeky, the sentiment truly reflects our friendship and I chose the colour purple as for some reason, (not because it's her favourite colour) I somehow associate her with purple.  Maybe because she looks great in deep vibrant colours.  The black cardstock between the purple and the white also compliments the overall look and feel of the card.

Tools & Products:
Cardstock: Purple, White and Black
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Oval and Petite Scallop Oval & Square
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Embossing Tool: Cuttlebug
Stamps: Papermania (I think?  I need to get better at remembering the brands)

CARD MAKING: Place Cards - Final Version

I tuned out blogging for a while but realised, I had to find a way to retain a record of all the cards I have created.  Otherwise, I couldn't part with them!  So I took a photo of all of them and am now going to progressively put them into good use!

Let's start with the final version of the place cards my cousin decided to go with for their wedding last June 2011.  Personally I thought it was too plain.  But that's what she liked. The plain classic look.  I must admit, it does ooze with elegance!

I've used pearlised card stock in both bronze and ivory (can't remember the brand) offset by a dark brown luxury designer paper by Paperchic (Cristina Re).  The brown ribbon was from Spotlight which I already had and coincidentally matched. I had a lot of offcuts which I could've easily used for her bonbons but she had other plans for that. Oh well... I'm sure I'll find some other purpose for those.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

CARD MAKING: Place Cards

Stayed up late last night doing these place cards.  The inspiration came from a wedding invitation made for my cuz (invitation pictured at the back) but I used Cristina Re transluscent and designer paper.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


I have made a lot of cards to date and this is the first of many more to come.  I made this card to join a sketch competition through (love that site).   

I cannot even remember the paper I used but I just loved the combination of red and black.  They're both very strong colours but seem to come together well in this artwork!  The stamp is from Kaszazz.

BLOGGING: A Whole New World!

Finally, I have succumbed to the world of blogging. 

I have created this site mainly to share some of my ideas and best finds in the world of scrapbooking, cardmaking, shopping and cooking.  My hubby convinced me that since I am so obsessed with my scrapbooking and bargain hunting, I should share my best finds with the rest of the scrapbooking community.

Largely my blogs will be focussed on the Australian market but if I happen to find some overseas bargains I will share them too.

So stay tuned!