Thursday, February 28, 2008


Have you been over to Rochelle Wick's blog? I CASEd her altered notpads from Feb 8th this year and made a few for my mum's and aunt's birthday gifts. Can't post mum's because she hasn't opened it yet!!
SU paper, Ruby Red, So Saffron
Ink, as above
Stamps: Trajan Letters, Spiral Bouquet, both PTI
Notebook from Walmart.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

... More Baby Clothes

... so I couldn't resist another try! This time it's for my friend Cath whose baby (Harry) is one on 19th March. I used Palette Burnt Umber and Black for these 2 baby-grows along with Nichole Heady's 'my punny valentine' set from PTI.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Stamping on Fabric

Good Morning! Today I'm showing you something a little different! While browsing Nichole Heady's blog, I read a post where she described how you can use Palette inks to stamp on fabric and the colour holds true and doesn't wash out ... how does she know? She sat on an ink pad in her favourite P.J.s and the ink wouldn't budge no matter how often she washed them!

So, I went to Target to see what I could find to stamp on. My friend Audrey had her first baby when we moved to America almost 7 years ago and just last year she had baby #2 ... both girls ... perfect to stamp for! I bought a plain white T-Shirt for Alice and a baby grow (or Onesie as Americans call them) for Baby Emma who's going to be 1 next week.

This project couldn't have been easier. I saw some tea-towels that Melissa Bickford had decorated with her new stamp set 'Women of Life' so I totally copied her idea! I used Chartreuse, Sunflower and Blush Boudoir Palette inks, all purchased from Papertrey.

I decided that I should stamp my idea on scrap paper first to see how it all fitted together, and then it was just a matter of very carefully stamping on the clothes. Honestly, it's just as easy as stamping on paper, and of course with Nichole's stamps you can see exactly where you're placing the image. Baby Emma's tiny baby-grow seemed a little too small for the full image so I just did the flower heads for her and her big sister Alice can have the full flowers on her matching T-shirt. I think the girls will look great! Audrey, you'll have to send a photo of them wearing their tops so I can post here to show everyone how cute they are!

More Papertrey

Well, I'll apologise but I'm using Papertrey AGAIN today! I promise to do something different tomorrow!

I was out of action this w/end because my mum and sister come to stay in a couple of weeks so I HAD to decorate a bedroom ready for one of them (they can fight over who sleeps in there!). My neck is stiff from painting 3 coats of white on the ceiling ... but finally after 3 days I'm done and able to get back into my stamp room.

I got a die cut for my cuttlebug a few days ago so I made a card using these cut-outs. I attached a little half pearl to the flower centres and made the stems from the new Women of Life PTI set. Very simple card to make, and quite pretty I think!

Happy Monday to all!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Papertrey's Polka Dots

and here's another PTI card! I used Nichole's new Polka Dot set which is just lovely!
Stamps : PTI's Polka Dots, Mixed Msgs, Beautiful Blooms
Paper : PTI's white & Aqua Mis
Ink : Aqua Mis, Burnt Umber
Accessories : Aqua Mist Twill Ribbon, SU Punches

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Papertrey Delivery

Check it out! My Papertrey parcel arrived this afternoon! Yay!

I got 2 of the new stamp sets. Melissa Bickford's Women of Life and Nichole's Polka Dots. LOVE them! I also got Nichole's 2 new colours in c/stock and ink with a few spools of ribbon thrown in. Well a girl can never have enough ribbon, can she? LOL!

I decided to make a card using Spring Moss and Melissa's new set Women of Life.

Miss You Card Recipe:
Stamps : Women of Life, Mixed Messages, PTI
Ink: Palette Spring Moss, Palette Burnt Umber

Monday, February 18, 2008

SCS Technique Lovers Challenge 156

Over on SCS today, Amanda (Tropicalichick) posted a challenge to make this cute little envelope pouch. Amanda's directions can be found here.

Stamps: SU Riveting
Paper: Yellow Envelope, SU DP Spring Fling
Ink: SU Mellow Moss
Accessories: SU Small Tag Punch, SU Scallop and Circle Punches, Chipboard Flower, Peppermint Patties (yum!)

Someone New

I decided to start my blog with a photograph of one of my favourite cards. It's made with the Stampin' Up set Like it a Latte which I love! I would say that my stamping style is very clean-cut and simple, and I think this card represents me as a stamper!
I'm excited to be at blogspot and am looking forward to having fun here!


SU Stamp: 'Like it a Latte'

Card Stock: Papertrey Ink White, SU Purely Pomegranate & SU River Rock

Ink: Purely Pomegranate & River Rock

Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Brads