Fathers Day

Today I had a chat with my lil man (2yrs old) and asked what sort of card we should make daddy for fathers day.

Like every thing he said ‘dinosaur’ so that is what we did….

Fathers day card


House warming card…

I recently made a card for my brother, his partner and their 2 gorgeous little boys. They have just bought their very first home ūüôā The house is just gorgeous and has a real nice family feel about it!! I love the colours, the gorgeous gardens and of course the cubby house and sandpit!!¬†

Well done and congratulations Rod & Lis, hope you enjoy your lovely new home and all the memories to come ‚ô•

I made this house-warming¬†card for them. Now, it is by no means an original by me!! A fellow Stampin’ Up! Demo (I¬†think it was Jenn Duncan?? can’t remember)¬†made and shared this card on a Stampin’ Up! forum. I just loved the card so much¬† I had to copy it!!!


Tea bag fold

Hi everyone, hope your all well and creating heaps of nice things!! It’s been pretty wet here in Cairns, perfect weather to stay inside and create. I’ve spent heaps of time creating flower packs and cards for the Innisfail¬†Craft Fair I’m attending at the end of the month.¬† I’ve been spending so much time on creating and no time updating my blog….naughty girl I know hehe

I thought I would share something different this week, the tea bag fold also known as miniature kaleidoscopic origami . I was interested to know how this technique came about. I found out a lady from Holland named Tiny van der Plaas created this one day when she was trying to create a birthday card. She sat thinking how she could make her card different. She began absently folding a colorful tea bag envelope that was on the table. Voila!  Tea bag folding was born.

The tea bag fold uses 8 small identical squares of paper. There are now tea bag paper and prints available but the inside of envelopes also have a beautiful effect. Other wise stamping on cardstock or using DSP is also nice. All identical folds are used to either interlock or lay side by side resulting in a symmetrical medallion.

There are heaps of different folds. This is the first fold I tried using Stampin’ Up! DSP and inking the edges. I also added some Stampin’ Up! brads to add that little sparkle to the centres. My squares were perfect since I¬†used¬† my Stampin’ Up! square paper punch..

Hope you like my card! If you would like to try a tea bag fold I have added the link to a tutorial i found,¬†using the insides of envelopes ūüôā

Happy creating my friends and thanks for popping by ‚ô•

The Stamp Spot Challenge

Hi everyone if you’ve not noticed I’ve been dropping in and participating¬†in The Stamp Spot’s 1st Birthday generous give aways and challenges. I hope you’ve been doing the same and trying to win some of the fab goodies. I left taking my pics a little late so I¬†will have to re-post my pics tomorrow¬†when I have better light. Well here is my scrap page on what inspires me.¬†¬†



I started scrapping a page with my cousin last weekend, which I’ve been delaying to post. I wanted this page to be pretty smooth and not busy, but it just looks like it’s missing that little something.¬†

¬†I love the photo which my cousin took on one of our ‘naughty girl’ craft shops ūüėȬ†

I love the paper and embellishments but i¬†just can’t put my finger on that little something??? What I will do is put this page away for now and come back to it later down the track.

Who knows I¬†might think it’s what I¬†want or I might just get that creative spark that shines upon an idea??


Apart from being a hard project to finish it was also super hard to photograph, but you get the idea ūüôā

Happy Creating my friends ‚ô•

Shaggy Bag

So Sunday was a pretty wet day here in Cairns, so after cleaning in the morning, then watching a dvd¬†with hubby and son eating hot chip sangers with T-sauce, I escaped to my craft room and made this ‘Shaggy Bag’ with help from a you tube post – click here to watch.

I’m still learning to sew¬†and I’m¬†far from being great! But i¬†used the scallop square die cut from Stampin’ Up! with the Big Shot¬†to cut out all my fabric squares and sewed¬†them together. I also used a build a button so the button was the same colour as the fabric. Easy peasy. The bag can be used reversed as well, so inside out. You choose smooth or ruffled….

¬†I’m sure a quilter¬†would pick up a million flaws but this was my attempt¬†and I love it!! Hope you like it ūüôā If your learning and your proud of your first attemps, please feel free to post some pics, I would love to see them ūüôā



Wedding Card

My brother was just up from Sydney for the weekend to attend his friend’s wedding.¬†I took the opportunity and offered to make a wedding card for him.¬† He said the wedding invites were black, so I kept to the black look.

I used black cardstock for the card base. Then used a gorgeous soft textured white paper ( i¬†found this at Sam’s Warehouse ages ago) I then layered this with another white piece of cardstock that i¬†glitter white heat embossed. I used a Stampin’ Up! heart punch to cut out the hearts. The large heart was also glitter white heat embossed. The medium size heart was black card with a faux white stitch and the small one cut from the background white textured paper. The inside of the card was also lined with the white textured paper. I made a black envelope from a soft textured¬†paper (it felt so nice) i then added some hearts to match the card and soften the black.

You can probably tell i¬†just love paper!!!!¬† I’m really happy how this card turned, wish I made 2!

Card and envelope

Card front