A big birthday

This is another birthday put together for a class  – if you want to come to one of these awesome classes check my SU business site for my schedule 🙂

It was inspired by a make and take, put together by my ‘granny’ upline Madonna, when she came south of the border for a team meeting. Changed to a Colour Coach combination of Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze and fiddled just a little bit this is what I came up with.


The circles are “mushed” together after going through the Big Shot with the lattice embossing folder (carried over from the Summer mini thank goodness and therefore still available)

  • Stamp Set – Word Play, Confetti
  • Cardstock – Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
  • Ink – Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
  • Other – Big Shot, Lattice Embossing folder, various circle punches

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope that the Easter bunny found you and left a load of treats for everyone at your house.

The O’Neill’s are camping – at least the boys have the great outdoors to run off some of that sugar 🙂

  • Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree DSP
  • Ink – Chocolte Chip, Soft Suede
  • Other – Big Shot, Ovals die, Scallop Trim border, twine, oval punches

A bunny box

At a recent Easter projects class we made this very cute little top note box

I got the tutorial from Danielle Daws as featured on the Just Add Ink website. Fantastic clear instructions 🙂

Anyway, we stamped the cute bunny from the Greetings Eight set (retired) and coloured him with markers before layering it onto the Early Espresso ribbon and tying the whole thing together.

When opened up it’s big enough to fit a dozen Cadbury mini eggs…strangely the ones that were inside this box went missing……

Bye Emma…

A co worker and friend, Emma, left work this term (she will be sorely missed) and this is the card I made for her.

Her favourite colours are blue and green so that was my starting point….

and this saying just seemed very appropriate for her new endeavours…..’go confidently in the direction of your dreams’.

  • Stamp Sets – Word Play, Confetti
  • Cardstock  – Pear Pizzaz, Pacific Point, Celebrations DSP
  • Ink – Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Versamark
  • Other – Big Shot, Circle die, Real Red satin ribbon

Twins- double the love??

Back to preschool this week so I’ll share a quick card I made during the holidays. My mum needed a card to take to a baby shower for twins, we’d been shopping for a gift, so the card had to match the cute little jumpsuits she’d bought- of course!!

The colours we chose were Soft Suede and Crumb Cake with some Real Red and Basic Gray to finish off the colouring in .

There HAD to be two little matching suits so I used these from the Baby Tees wheel rolled onto some watercolour paper and coloured with my trusty aquapainter.

Some polka dot embossing through the Big Shot, sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how versatile this set is) punched out with the Word Window and mounted onto the Modern Label, some Soft Suede ribbon simply knotted to finish it off and DONE.

I was pretty happy with it- hope the mother to be liked it too 🙂

My Best Card Ever!!!

******WARNING******  There are boobies in this post.

I had to call this post “my best card ever”, because that was the response I got from my husband Steve, when he opened it last week 🙂

First let me start by giving you a little history….. Steve has supported my little craft obsession- but is not a particularly crafty person himself (I don’t think many husbands are LOL). Well his birthday was coming up and I (stupidly) said “what would you like on your card?”…….quick as a flash his response was “a naked chick riding a dragon with a skull in one hand and a sword in the other- and I want it black and gray like a tattoo”. AH HA challenge issued!!!!

I thought about it for a little while and this is what I came up with…….


I thnk it fulfilled all of his requests!!!!     He was certainly happy with it.     I’m just a little scared about what he’ll ask for next year 🙂

The dragon was CASEd directly from one created by Sam Post that you can see here. The only change I made was putting him through the lattice embossing folder to create his scaly skin.

The rest is a punch art naked chick (with the boobies I mentioned earlier), the skull is cut from an image on a Stampin’ Around wheel, the little sword I just snipped out and attached to the screwdriver from the Totally Tools set.

I’d list all of the punches used to create this card but I think it’s just easier to check out the punch page of the SU catalogue and put a tick next to most of them. If you desperately need to know, email me, and I’ll shoot you the details.

Hope you like it as much as he did 🙂

Just Add Ink #50

More rain, more time to stamp!!!

This week Just Add Ink have a colour challenge….


And here is my attempt… a birthday card for my neighbour – Al. It’s not his birthday for a couple of weeks, so don’t tell him, OK?


  • Stamp Sets – Loads of Love, Loads Of Fun, Grunge Rock
  • Inks – Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Basic Black
  • Cardstock – Pear Pizzazzz, So Saffron, Watercolour paper
  • Other – Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Aqua painter, Dimensionals