Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Mojo Monday Mother’s Day Card

During my recent trip home, my wonderful Mother-in-law pulled out a card that I made about seven years ago for Mother’s Day.  She is a wonderful quilter so I wanted to have a go at card making and make a card that suited her love of her craft.  I was more into scrapbooking back then and my stash consisted mainly of cheap card, paper and embellishments.  I had a few stamps and ink pads but these were also cheap and the results were always terrible.  At the time, I thought it was me and simply decided that stamping wasn’t for me so I stuck with using paper.  That didn’t last very long because…well…I think I simply got bored.   My pages and the odd card weren’t that great so I simply stopped and moved on.

Six years later I was invited to a Stampin’ Up! workshop and that was pretty much it for me.  Love at first sight.  When I stamped using the wonderful stamp sets and the gorgeous coloured ink pads, I realised that years ago, it wasn’t me at all.  The simple fact of the matter was I was using poor quality products.

My latest creation is inspired by that first card I made.  When I made it, I used a craft knife to cut everything and it took me forever.  This time I used my trusty paper-cutter and punches – too easy!   The original card was square (12cmx12cm) with a large heart and large paper flower in the centre of the card.  I changed it up especially for the latest Mojo Monday Challenge so it did take me some time to do the resizing but well worth the effort.  Thanks Mum for keeping the original card for me – I completely forgot about this design and I love it!

Card:  Island Indigo, Whisper White
Paper:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (Autumn-Winter Mini)
Stamp Set:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze
Tools:  Paper Cutter, 1” Square Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Fabulous Flourishes:  White Bakers Twine, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon

Why not book a workshop so you can experience the quality of Stampin’ Up! for yourself? Check out my workshop page for booking information and deets about workshop rewards or email me at

Happy crafting.


Autumn-Winter Mini Sneak Peek

So…my pre-order of the Autumn-Winter Mini arrived last week and boy have I been having fun today! The best thing is it’s a long weekend here in Canberra which means more time to spend crafting. If only I didn’t have to do the housework! Anyway….enough about me.

You might remember one of my earlier posts where I had a go at marker layering. Today, I used this technique on the soon to be released Bordering on Romance stamp set. I kept the card fairly simple to keep the focus on the colouring. I enjoyed using this technique with this set so much I just couldn’t stop at one. So, I decided to make an in-colour set. What do you think?

The Bordering on Romance stamp set is from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue which will be available April 1. It’s packed with super sweet stamps (of course), delicious designer series papers, fancy fabric, to die for dies, elegant embossing folders and fabulous flourishes.  I know you are going to love it.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Bordering on Romance (released April 1), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Watercolour paper, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait
Ink: Black Staz-on
Markers: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Blender Pen
Fabulous Flourishes: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride and Peach Parfait Stitched Poly Ribbon, Pearls
Sticky Bits: Snail

The marker layering technique can be found on one of my favourite sites, Splitcoast Stampers. Head on over and give this a go. It’s much easier than you think.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue the day it’s released, contact me at to find out how.

Happy crafting.

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