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Masculine 80th birthday

Last weekend my Dad came to Sydney, visiting the kids, but also to go to an 80th birthday for an old work friend from his Canberra Times days.  While we were out shopping at Rouse Hill Town Centre, he asked me were he could buy a birthday card … LOL!!  I said I could make one!

And this is the card I made …


Using the colours Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black … I embossed the damask image with black powder and then stamped it off in Kiwi Kiss.  Then I embossed the “Happy Birthday” from the Level 2 Hostess set, Occasions for All, and the “80” from Best Friends Numbers (retired).  I wasn’t very happy with my “80” … it’s a bit crooked!  Oh well, it is handmade!!  A little bit of Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla satin ribbon finished it off.

Thanks for looking 🙂

My sister’s 30th …

Last weekend we were in Canberra for my sister’s 30th birthday … animal print theme!  It was a fantastic party, awesome night (except poor Cath lost her voice) .. and the kids were even good even though it was a late night!

My card is nothing like we were dressed … but this is what I made for her…


It was an entirely unexpected card, nothing like I had in my head to start with … all I knew was that I wanted a card using my new toy, the Sticky Cut Letters, with Chunky Sprinkles!  After that, I stamped Baroque Motifs in versamark and heat embossed it in white … using the emboss resist technique … I then sponged over the white embossing with Pink Pirouette … rubbed off the excess ink with a tissue and then added the gorgeous and coordinating Pink Pirouette ribbon!  It really only took about 15 minutes to make … once I stopped looking at the blank white paper!!

The papers I’ve used are Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White.


Thanks for looking 🙂

3 days to go …

Here is another idea for you to make a card using the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Botanical Blooms.  I have cased the idea for this gorgeous card here, which I’m sure is using one of the new In Colors (can’t wait for 1 April!!)!  Thank you for the inspiration, Dawn … that’s the second card of Dawn’s that has inspired me this year!  And it’s not even March yet 🙂


The colours I’ve used to recreate this card are Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss DSP and Basic Black.  I’ve stamped the flower outline in Basic Black and then coloured it in with my marker pens with the colours Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose on scrap paper.  Then I have cut out the three flowers and stuck them over the solid leaf image I’ve stamped in Pretty in Pink.  The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and the ribbon is pink taffeta.

Although I started to make this card to inspire you with an idea to make a card, I had only half finished this card and I knew I had to send it to my step-mother.  So, it will be in the post on the weekend on its way to Canberra.

Thanks for looking 🙂