Tag Archive | Elegant Eggplant

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween.  This was the first year my kids went Trick or Treating … very cute!

These were the treats I made for our Trick or Treaters and friends.


I had a really old cobweb stamp, (like at least 15 years!), that I used to stamp in Staz On Black on SU cellophane bags.  I then was inspired by Jayne Mercer here, with the railway track like a fence and the punches used to make a scary face on the pumpkin, and Jenn here (A New Ink on Life), with the oval punches for my pumpkin.  Awesome ideas!  Thanks, ladies 🙂


I used Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa and black cardstock.  I sponged the edges of my Pumpkin Pie oval punches with Close to Cocoa ink.  I rolled the Right on Track wheel across the Elegant Eggplant, stamped the cobweb on the side and stuck my pumpkin on top.  I love the Halloween colours!


Thanks for looking 🙂

Flight of the Butterfly birthday

A long, long time ago (well, it seems like it!), I was lucky to stamp Sharon’s Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.  Sharon is one of my lovely team members and her cards are gorgeous!  Thanks, Sharon!!  Check out Sharon’s superb talent here

Anyway, I stamped lots of butterflies and then waited for the right card to put them together.  And this card is for my lovely cousin’s daughter, Brooklyn, who just turned 4.  Brookie had a great birthday party last week and the kids all had a ball.  And the best part?  Seeing Brookie open her presents, wow, ALL the kids loved that part!


I love this colour combo – Elegant Eggplant and Pink Pirouette, it’s subtlely striking.  And, I think, the Pretties Kit pearls are a classic girlie touch. 

Don’t you think the sentiment is profound …  if nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies?  Wow.

Thanks for looking 🙂

FREE stamp and scrap night – Friday 23 May

How do you like this birthday card?  My sister loves purple! So when I borrowed an Elegant Eggplant ink pad at our training the other week and used it to stamp En Francais onto Whisper White paper – I knew where my sister’s birthday card had begun!

Do you have any upcoming birthdays?  If the answer is yes!  Then why not come along to my FREE stamp and scrap night this Friday.  You can prepare a few birthday cards for the months ahead!  Perhaps you have a birthday you want to scrap!  All you have to do is bring along your own projects including paper and embellishments.  That’s it!  You are welcome to use my stamp sets, ink pads and punches to help you along.  I’ll supply coffee, tea and lollies.

The night is simply an excuse to get together and create together.  Let me know asap if you can come along to Parklea on Friday night.  It will be fun!  Bookings are essential.

A different kind of “Friday night in”

Last night I did my first ever Cyberstamp with The INKlings group that I am a part of. There were 10 of us online last night, that was great! Our talented uplines set us 4 challenges to complete so the pressure was on the the creative juices forced to flow!

These were my efforts:


To complete a gift tag of any kind in 10 minutes … phew!

10 min Gift Tag

Apologies for the poor lighting for the photo. How simple was this card? Just Whisper White and Lovely Lilac cardstock, Birthday Best stamp set and Basic Black ink with a colour in with the Lovely Lilac marker pen was almost all that was needed. To finish the card off I used my trusty 2-way glue pen with Dazzling Diamonds glitter … bling!


This was a sketch challenge. Of course, my first! What a great idea though … we all followed the sketch and were to use patterned paper on the card and choose our colour scheme from the patterned paper. I used Loves Me DSP from the Summer Mini Catalogue … I’ve been meaning to do a baby card for so long!

Baby Boy!


Now this was really a challenge … a colour challenge. We had to create a card from the the colours: Vintage Violet, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and Cool Carribean. I didn’t have any Cool Carribean and substituted it with Bashful Blue. Would you have picked this colour scheme?



Our last challenge was reverse masking … and now I have finished it!