Category Archives: Stampin’ Up


For February 2015 Sketch Challenge.



I chose the football pics to go with the circles in the sketch and added other circle embellishments. (I think this is the first time I’ve added stitching to a layout too!)

Using: Kaisercraft card stock, stamps, clear dots and pearls; Stampin’ Up paper; Inque Boutique stamp; Stamp It embossing powder; Thickers alphas; Crate Paper stickers; Micador water soluble pencils; papers, ribbons and cotton from my stash. IMG_4320-0


Cherish sympathy card

I find sympathy cards difficult to create. I want them to look nice, but not too fiddly and “pretty” so that the card is more about the sentiment than the design.

My family recently lost a friend who has left behind a wife and three little kids. It has been devastating for the whole community. I just wanted to let the family know that I care, that I will cherish the memories of fun times spent together and that they can call on me for support.

Crate Paper Portrait Collection papers and sticker
Stampin’ Up card stock



For the Scrappit January 2015 Challenge, which needed to include the following:
A) Favourite thing: My son Lachie, my cat Daisy, coffee (the Kaisercraft Cafe Culture papers), chocolate (the Chocolate Chip ink)!
B) Favourite hobby: Scrapbooking
C) Favourite colour: Chocolate brown is one of my favourites
D) A cat: Daisy as a kitten!


Using: Kaisercraft Cafe Culture papers and stamp; Stampin’ Up ink and lace; Crate Paper Portrait Collection stickers; Hot Off The Press rubon alphas; punches.

Appreciate the little things

For the 123 Challenge Blog January 2015 Challenge.


We love catching up with our friends in Albany during the holidays. The kids always have a great time together. This wall at the newly renovated cinemas made an irresistible background for a photo.


Using: Kaisercraft card stock, alphas and rubon; We R Memory Keepers White Out paper; The Crafters Workshop template; Micador water soluble pencils; Stampin’ Up blender pen; Artline fine liner

Merry Christmas

For the Stuck?! Sketches January 1 Challenge.

For this Christmas layout I went with the traditional red and green and used some bits and pieces that have been in my stash for a long time!

Using: Bazill card stock; American Crafts Christmas papers; Francheville, Glam Creations and Portacraft embellishments; Fiskars punch; Stampin’ Up inks; Amy Tangerine stamp; Tattered Angels Silver Glimmer Mist; Kaisercraft and American Crafts rubons.


UPDATE: I was randomly chosen as a winner of a $30 Big Picture Classes voucher!



A birthday card for a 9 year old boy. I was going for a mix of tough and fun. I love the diamond plate effect of the embossing on the mirror card and the crackle paint on the alphas. The lime in the background softens the design a little bit.

Using: Cherry Arte Boy Story and Tropics papers; Stampin’ Up card stock; mirror card from stash; Lil Davis Design alphas; Kaisercraft paints; Cuttlebug embossing folder IMG_3784.JPG