Thursday, December 23, 2010

Folded Xmas Tree

Hi Stampers,
Today I am showing you all my final Christmas card for the year. I was inspired by Stampercamper on splitcoaststampers. I choose the same DSP as stampercamper but added by own bling. The tree was very easy to make, it is just a half circle folded in a few places. I added some Kindy Glitz , retired Ribbon and my favourite accessory at the moment Basic Pearls.
Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Confetti White and Jolly Holiday DSP
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Ribbon (retired), Scallop Oval and 2'x1 3/8' Oval punches, Mini Glue Dots, Top Note Die, EF- Northern Flurry (Holiday Mini US) , cuttlebug EF and Kindy Glitz (both none SU)

Thanks For Looking :)
Cheers Linda

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Xmas Candy

I have another one of my Christmas projects, this one is Christmas candy wrappers for the Christmas table. Taylor and I spent some mother daughter time putting 13 of these together they were a little bit fiddly but so worth it because they turned out great don't you think!!.
Stamp Set: Winter Post
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Holiday Treasures DSP (retired), Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red (retired), Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.
Accessories: BS- Candy wrapper die (US Christmas Mini), 2'x1 3/8' Oval and Designer Label punches and gold cord (none SU).

Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Linda

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Xmas Gift Card Holders

Hi Again,
I have another Xmas project I made, Gift card holders for my grown up Kids. I CASed this project from Diana Carr. Thanks Diana for the idea. I used the same papers as Diana but used different accessories.
Stamp Set: Christmas Punch (retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Jolly Holiday DSP, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Crystal Effects, Corner punch, Scallop oval and 2'x1 3/8' oval punches.

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Ornament Boxes

Hi Stampers,
Back today with the boxes I made for my sisters as a xmas treat. The boxes are filled with yummy chocolates, but you could put candles, Christmas tree ornaments or anything you want. I made the boxes from a video tutorial I got from here Thanks Wunsapona Time . I made myself a template so I could remember for future projects. They are so easy to make (thats how I like it!)
Stamp Set: Winter Post
Ink: Silver Encore (retired)
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Ski Slope DSP (retired), Christmas Cocoa SDSP and Jolly Holiday DSP
Accessories: Ornament and Scallop edge punches, Window Sheets and Silver cord (none SU)
Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Linda

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Hi Stampers,
Today I have a card I made for my dearest friend Wendy, who I have worked with for the past 8 years. Wendy and her beautiful family have opted for a tree change and have moved down south for the country life. I wish Wendy and her family all the best in their new adventure, she will be deeply missed.
Stamp set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Blushing Bride
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Pearls, 3/8" Kraft taffeta ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Eyelet border punch and Sticky strip.
Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Linda

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Treats

Hi Stampers,
I am back today with some Christmas treat holders I made for my Kindy kids. I CASed the idea from
Beth Mc Alexander Here

Stamp Set: Tags Til Christmas (US Mini), Snow Burst (retired) and Snow Swirled
Hung Up on the Holidays (retired) and A Cute Christmas (US Mini)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point CS, Holiday treasures DSP ( retired) and Christmas Cocoa SDSP.
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point and Soft Suede also used Stamp'Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie,
Garden Green, Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Basic Black and Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Petal Card Die, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle and 1- 3/8" Circle Punches, Glue dots and Kindy Glitz (None Stampin'Up!)

Thanks for Looking :)

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Hi Stampers,
My Daughter Bec needed a card for a friends engagement last weekend, So I adapted a card I had already made when I was making my mothers Birthday card a couple of months ago. All I needed to do was add the flower and message.
The large pink flower was hand made (crocheted) by me.
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Paper: Shimmery White
Ink: Blushing bride
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Fleurettes II, Flower Fusion too (retired), Pink hand made crocheted flower, Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Whisper White, Rhinestone Brad, Elegant Lines EF and Kindy Glitz (none Stampin'Up!).
Thanks for looking :)

Xmas Door Card

Hi Stampers,
I am back today with a Christmas Door Card. I have seen lots of these cards on Splitcoast and on fellow stampers blogs. This is my version of the card.
I CASed the ribbon wreath idea from Karen Thomas here She makes some awesome cards, the Video Tutorial for the ribbon weaving can be found here
The ribbon wreath was relatively easy to master (just needed to watch video a couple of times lol)
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Card stock : Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake and Real Red
The ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Real Red
Accessories : Jewelry Tag Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, linen Thread and 5/8" Neutrals Brad in Chocolate Chip.
Thanks for looking :)

Images © Stampin' Up! 1990-2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cute Lion Card - Boy

Hi Stampers,
I'm back again this time with the same Lion punch art but with colours for a little boy. I decided to use the Greenhouse Gala DSP and Early Espresso CS. For the Instructions to make the Punch Art Lion and the Easel card please look at my last posting (Cute Lion Card- Girl)

Thanks for looking :)
Stamp Set:
Perfect Punches
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, and ( Dusty Durango retired)
Paper: More Mustard, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Basic Black and (Dusty Durango retired) CS also Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals, White gel pen, Basic Black Stampin' write Journaler, 3/8" Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and an assortment of Stampin'Up! Punches

Cute Lion Card - Girl

Hi Stampers,
Today I have a cute punch art lion card for you all to look at, I made the card for my niece Dannika, she is turning two this month and I wanted to make a card for her that was cute.
I had all of the punches to make the lion except for the fancy flower punch as it is unavailable to purchase at the moment so I adapted by using smaller circle punches for the mane.
It was also my first time at making an Easel cards, I found it to be reasonably easy to make. Instructions on making easel card can be found here
Free Instructions for the lion card can be found on Kim Score's blog here
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Ink: More Mustard, (Ruby Red and Dusty Durango retired)
Paper: More Mustard, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Basic Black and (Dusty Durango retired) also Sweet Always retired DSP
Accessories: Mini glue dots, Dimensionals, On Board lots of letters- retired, White gel pen, Basic Black Stampin' write Journaler, 3/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon and an assortment of Stampin'Up! Punches

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Life Happens CASE

Hi Everyone,

I am back today with a CASE straight out of the IB & C
I used my Vintage Vogue stamp set for the first time to case this one and I must say I am lovely the set
The only changes I made was adding some ribbon, Inked the edgers and used Pink Pirouette instead of the
Blushing Bride CS.
Thanks for looking :)
Stamp set: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive and Pink Pirouette CS
Accessories: Two Step Bird Punch, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper-piercing tool and retired Ribbon

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Santa's little helper

Hi, I'm back today with another punch art Christmas card, Instructions to make this cute card can be purchase from Kim Score

I am hoping to make some more punch art cards over the next week or two, Tonight I am going to get started on making a birthday card for my 2 year old niece, I have a cute lion in mind, but I will need to adapt the mane as I don't have the fancy flower punch, I do hope they work out the kinks soon!! so we can purchase them again.
Thanks for looking :)
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette and Blush Blossom (Retired) CS and Dashing (retired) DSP
Accessories: Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, White gel pen, Basic Black Stampin' write, Dimensionals, Assortment of Stampin'Up! Punches, BS Top Note die and Kindy Glitz (none Stampin'Up!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dasher II

Hi,Me again with another Dasher
Card to show you. I still used
the Red and Gold card stock,
but this time I added some
basic pearls to Dasher and
fringed the ribbon.
He still looks handsome even
with the pearl necklace!!

Thanks for looking :)

Stamp Set: Dasher and Perfect Punches.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Real Red
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold and Whisper White CS.
Accessories: Extra Large Oval, 1-3/8" circle and Ticket Corner punches, Dimensionals, Hemp Twine, Gold Eyelets, Jewels basic pearl, Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" ribbon and Sticky strips.

Cute Gingerbread card

Hi to all,
I love making punch art cards, so today I am showing you a card I made from a tutorial I purchases from Kim Score
I hope you all like him as much as I do, he is so cute!!
Cheers Linda
Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments (Teeny Tiny Wishes)
Ink: Close to cocoa (retired) and Real Red.
Paper: Real Red, Shimmery White, Creamy Caramel (retired), Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black and Crumb cake. DSP Christmas Cocoa.
Accessories: White gel pen, Black Journal marker and an assortment of Stampin'Up! punches punches

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quilted Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,
Back today with another Christmas card to show you. I have seen lots of beautiful cards made using the Quilting technique, so I just had to have ago at making one myself, and as I am in Christmas mode this is what I have come up with.
Thanks for looking :)

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Sentiment (Teeny Tiny Wishes)
Paper: Old Olive and Whisper White CS and Jolly Christmas DSP.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler.
Accessories: BS Top note die, Scallop circle and Word Window punches, Red Rhinestone brad and Old Olive ribbon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I am back today with the first of my Christmas cards. For this one I used the Dasher stamp from Stampin'Up! for the first time, he is such a lovey reindeer. He looks so elegant!! don't you think.
I decided to use Cherry Cobbler for the main CS and Ink, I love the Brushed gold CS so I used it to mat the stamped image. I think it turned out great!
Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Linda


Stamps: Dasher and Teeny Tiny Sentiments (Teeny Tiny Wishes in USA)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Brushed Gold.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler.
Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label and Word Window Punches and some Kindy Glitz (none SU)

Mums 70th Birthday

I made this Birthday card for my mothers 70th, I decided to make her a card that was elegant but didn't require lots of over the top accessories. So I dry embossed the card with BS Elegant Lines folder, then put on 5/8" Satin ribbon in Whisper white added a white flower and a Rhinestone brad. The stamp used here is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Blushing Bride from Stampin'Up!s new in color range, I then punched it out with StampinUp! s Word window punch. The 70 is just some white stickers from my craft room, I just covered them and bits of the embossing with Kindy glitz.
Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Linda

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Okay It has been quite a while since I have posted
anything on my blog, so I thought it was about time.
I made some Halloween items a few weeks ago. I decided to use some DSP that I had from a couple of years ago. I hope you all like them.

Stamps: Batty for you, Sweet centers and Winter post.
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old olive, Basic black and Whisper white CS and retired DSP.
Ink: Pumpkin pie, Basic black and Basic gray.
Accessories: Extra large oval punch as well as 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle Two step Bird, Photo corners, Bitty bat and Scallop circle punches.
Sweet treat cups, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crimper and some googly eyes

Cheers Linda

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scallop Envelope Easter basket

Hi all, It has been a while since I last posted something, So with Easter fast approaching I thought I would try may hand at another Just Add Ink Challenge This weeks challenge is Just Add Easter.
To make my basket I chose to used a Stampin'Up! die that is been released in Australia along with the Big Shot on the 1st of April 2010. The basket was very easy to make, all you need is four Stampin'Up! Scallop Envelope die cuts in your choice of CS or DSP and some Sticky Strips. You can find the Tutorial by Mary Fish here.
Papers: Tea Party DSP, Whisper White and So Saffron CS
Stamps: Eggcoutrements
Ink: Certainly Celery
Certainly Celery ribbon, Designer Buttons Sherbet, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strips and Glue Dots.
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin'Up! Scallop Envelope Bigz die, Standard Premium Crease Pad, Designer Label and Wide Oval Punches.
I hope I have inspired you all to make your own Easter baskets
Cheers for now Linda.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge 3

Hi everyone, I am back today with a card I made for the newly formed challenge blog Just Add Ink. This weeks challenge is a sketch. I just love this new challenge site, if you haven't visited it yet, do so you will love it. The girls on the team are really great.

I sat down this morning in my craft room and this is what I came up with. I hope you all like it.


STAMPS: Cheep talk.

INK: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and a Chocolate Chip marker.

CARD STOCK: Pacific Point, Whisper White and Good Morning Sunshine DSP.

PUNCH: Scallop Boarder punch.

ACCESSORIES: Rhinestone brads.

TOOLS: Circle Scissors, Stampin' dimensionals and snail adhesive.

Non Stampin'Up product: KindyGlitz crystalina.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birthday Cards

I sat down this morning and made a handful of
cards using the same formula I saw at Splitcoast
Stampers, thanks Kristin Moore for sharing your
beautiful card. You can see Kristin's card here
I changed it a little by adding ribbon etc,

Supply List:
STAMP: Occasional Greetings (All Holidays in USA)
DSP: Bella Rose and Cottage Wall (from USA cattie)
CARD STOCK: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss.
INK: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss.
ACCESSORIES:Scallop Square Punch, Filigree Brad, Rhinestone Brads and ribbon.

I am quite impressed with how a simple formula can look so elegant. I will most definitely be making more!!!!!!!

Cheers for now Linda

gift card holders

Today I have some gift card holders to show you. I made three Christmas ones and three birthday ones for our friends teens, I thought it was a nice alternative than to just giving gift cards to teens in a plan old envelope! I made both male and female card holders using my retired DSP. I can't remember where I cased them from ? Will update when I find the blog.
UPDATE: I found the web site I got the video tutorial from Dawn Griffith (thanks Dawn!)

Supply List
STAMPS: Circle of friendship (retired) and Christmas Punch (level 2 Hostess stamp set USA)
PUNCHES: Scallop circle, 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circles, wide oval and scallop oval, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" squares and both the tag and small tag punches.
CARD STOCK: Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Real Red and Sage Shadow
INK: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Real Red and Sage Shadow.
RETIRED DSP: Jersey Shore, Winter Green, Dashing and Bali Breeze.
I also used Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge 1

Hi I have a card today that I made for a new challenge site (Just Add Ink) this week the challenge is a colour challenge with five colours to work with. I am a newbie at this sort of thing!!
I hope you all like what I came up with.
Cheers for now Linda

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Matchbook Post-It™ Note Holder

Hi me again, Today I have for you a matchbook Post-It™ Note Holder I made for my sister Vicki as a trinket Birthday Present. This project was simple to do (as I like easy projects) The tutorial by Cindy Coutts can be found here I made mine for the 3"x 3" post-it notes. I chose Old Olive and Rose Red CS, the pattern paper is Raspberry Tart DSP and I added a little bit of Kindy Glitz to the flowers for a bit of bling, the punch used for this project was the Eyelet Border punch (#113692 - $30.95 AUD) and I also used a bit of matching ribbon. Vicki loved her present as she likes to write lots of notes.
Cheers Linda

Monday, January 4, 2010

Idea Book & Catalogue Index Tabs

Hi, Its me back again! I hope you all had a Wonderful Christmas and a Joyful New Year. We spent Christmas with the family and than had a very quite night on Years Eve.
Today I am showing you the Index tabs I made for my Idea Book & Catalogue (This is a very easy project) all you need is the Round tab punch (#108340 - $30.95 AUD), Card stock (to match the categories) a label maker ( I used my Dymo label maker) and a xyron adhesive machine, If you don't have a xyron than Sticky Strip (#104294 - $12.95 AUD) will do the same thing.
Now all you do is punch out your card stock using the round tab punch, printout your categories on the label maker (I used the clear labels) adhere them to your punch outs then score tabs and place in adhesive machine or place sticky strips on back of tabs, once that is done peel tabs off the backing tape and carefully place them on the appropriate pages as I have done in the photos. I hope you all get inspired to make tabs for your catalogues,
Cheers for now Linda