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Triple Treat Flower

Gosh…what a week it has been! I can’t believe all of the things that have happened the past week and it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. Not to mention the non stop rain at the moment!  So…what do you do when it’s raining and you need to de-stress after a difficult week? Craft of course!

I’ve made a few items this weekend and I’ll share them over the next few days. The first is the birthday card below I made for my son’s gorgeous friend who turned 16 on the 29th. She is like a daughter to me so I wanted to create something especially for her. We tend to share our birthdays each year because mine is the 28th so it was nice that she could have her own day for this very special birthday. Mine was a big one too this year. 40 – I can’t believe it! Where does the time go?

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set)
Ink: Lucky Limeade Marker and Ink, Melon Mambo Marker, Early Espresso Marker and Ink
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White,
Paper: Cheerful Treat DSP
Fabulous Flourishes: Subtles Rose Red Button, Early Espresso 3.2 mm Tafetta Ribbon
Tools: Paper Cutter and score tool, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 3.2cm Circle Punch
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Extras: Whisper White C6 Envelope

Inspiration for this card came from one I found on pinterest. If you are a member of pinterest you can follow my board here. If you are not a member, I encourage you to join. It costs absolutely nothing and there is a stack of inspiration from all over the world. One warning though…it is incredibly addictive!

Happy Crafting

Two Final Spice Cake Shares to go…

What a crazy week last week!  I had such a great time sharing my creations for the Summer Mini Launch – I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed creating them.  The launch was a great success and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon with some fabulous women. I felt soooo calm and relaxed when I woke up this morning.

So…back to the subject of my post.  I have two final creations to share using Spice Cake (for the moment anyway!)

The creation below was the second make and take I shared with our Avid Inkers group.  For those of you who don’t know who the Avid Inkers are…well…this is our team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  We meet monthly and I’ve got to say our meetings are the absolute highlight of my month.  We meet to simply create, share ideas and organise classes that we run in Canberra.  After Christmas, I’ll be sharing a fabulous class we are planning early in 2012 so be sure to check back for the deets.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Fancy Flower, Perfectly Penned

Card: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, More Mustard
:   Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

Ink: Crumb Cake, More Mustard
Paper Cutter, Fancy Flower Punch, 5- Petal Flower Punch, 1.3 cm Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Finishing Touches: 
Basic Jewels Pearls (Again!  Can’t help myself)

Sticky Bits: Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

If you would like more information about this card, you are interested in joining Avid Inkers, or you would like to order Stampin’ Up! supplies email me at:

I’ll share the details of my last Spice Cake creation tomorrow.  It’s a super cute gift idea.  Last one…I promise!

My cake addiction

Phew…what a week it has been!

I have another share as promised.  This card is inspired by Jen Sannes. I love the simple and elegant layout and of course, you already know what I think of this DSP.  I’ve also covered the top of an envelope to match – I think it’s a lovely way to finish off a card to give to someone special.  What is it?  You guessed it…it’s Spice Cake again!  Don’t you just love the selection of papers in this pack?   I’ve just realised that my addiction to it has something to do with the fact that ‘cake’ is in the title.  Mmm… cake…I love cake.  I promise that one of my shares over the next day or so will be something other than Spice Cake. I’m thinking I’ll create something using the new Glimmer paper.  I’ll also share some gorgeous swaps that I received from the very talented women at our Avid Inkers meeting last night.  This card was mine.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Triple Treat Flower (125040) and Just Believe (120453)

Card: Very Vanilla (106550), Soft Suede (120973), Pool Party (124391), Crumb Cake (121685) (mmm…cake again… I love crumb cake too)
:  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003)

Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935),
Paper Cutter (106583), Fancy Flower Punch (118073), 5-Petal Punch (119880)
Finishing Touches: 
Neutral Designer Buttons (119743), Linen Thread (104199), C6 Very Vanilla Envelope (106589)

Sticky Bits: Snail Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

If you would like more deets about this card, or would like to order Stampin’ Up! supplies email me at:

Let me know what you think – I love to read your comments!

Have you RSVP’d for the Mini Catalogue Launch?  Spaces are filling fast so email me today!

Take care.

Summer Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek

Wow! I can’t believe it has been nearly 10 days since I last caught up with you. I’ve been super busy this week preparing for my Summer Mini Catalogue Launch and I can’t wait to share some gorgeous creations with you.

Now…I haven’t forgotten my promise of a sneak peek of what’s in the Summer Mini and I have finished several projects and will share one each day leading up to the launch. The only problem is I seem to be stuck on one item…a gorgeous designer series paper called Spice Cake that I just can’t seem to stop using. This paper goes perfectly with my most recent new stamp purchase…Triple Treat Flower. I can’t believe I have never noticed this stamp in the catalogue before. It’s wonderful and is the perfect design for layering using the Fancy Flower and 5- Flower punches.  I have been working on so many projects with this DSP that I realised that if I didn’t stop soon, I would run out of supplies needed for the launch!

On another note…I think the name of this fab DSP has inspired me to cook and I have also made gingerbread Christmas cookies for an evening of stamping fun planned for our Avid Inkers group meet next week. Can you believe it? My dear hubby had the hide to ask me ‘What’s with the sudden interest in cooking again?’ How rude! You would think I never cook! I must say he has a point I have been working long hours in my day job and he has been so wonderful preparing our meals.

Soooo…back on to the subject of the day. Here’s my first share over the next seven days. This is a CASE from the extraordinarily talented Mary Fish . Her work is so beautiful and as soon as I spotted this card, I just had to make it. In fact this will be one of the items that we will make at the launch next Sunday.

Stop by tomorrow for another sneak peek or better yet, why not subscribe?  That way you will get updates direct to your in-box.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Stamps: Triple Treat Flower (125040), Petite Pairs (122497)
Paper: Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003) (available from 1 December)
Card: Very Vanilla (106550), Soft Suede (119982), River Rock (111852), Pear Pizzazz (121693)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Finishing Touches: Soft Suede 1cm Taffeta Ribbon (122967), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), C6 Very Vanilla Envelope (106589 
Tools: Fancy Flower Punch (118073), 5-Petal Flower Punch (119880), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123134), Paper Cutter (106583), Paper Snips (103579)If you would like to order any of these supplies, simply email me the deets, including the item number in brackets and purchases will be delivered to your door anywhere in Australia.

Have you RSVP’d for the Summer Mini Catalogue Launch yet? Remember, if you RSVP by Friday, 2 December and attend, your name will go into the draw to win a gorgeous NEW stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Contact me by email at or phone 0401173203.

See you tomorrow.

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