It’s Been A Year

Once again another year has passed with out me updating. However, I have a new camera 🙂 which connects to my phone, making taking photographs and updating this blog a whole lot easier. I am not going to promise regular updates, but more than last year would be nice 🙂

I had some time today to make a quick card. My style is simple and clean and this is a good example of that. I have found over the years that having a style and being comfortable with that is a good thing. It makes me happy.

Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, True Gentleman DSP, Truly Tailored

Truly Tailored

I don’t make as many masculine or male themed cards as I probably should.  However, now that I have this set I’ll probably rectify that.  It is such an awesome set, what I like the most about it is it doesn’t have cars, motorbikes or things that are usually “typically male”.  But not every male is into those things, so it’s nice to have something male but neutral.  I also think that the matching Designer Paper is quite awesome too.


Materials Used

Colours: Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake

Stamp Set: Truly Tailored

Other Items: Tailored Tag Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, True Gentleman Designer Paper

Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Feathery Friends

Feathery Friends

I recently purchased some of the new Stampin’ Blends.  These are such lovely alcohol markers, they colour so well.  The colours I got to try them out were Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  I also had a Hostess Set (this set is exclusive for those that are eligible for hostess rewards).  It’s one of the sets that’s great for colouring.  The colours are a little retro but I think they go together really well. The little bird is so cute. 🙂Feathery-Friends

Materials Used:

Stamp Set: Feathery Friends

Colours: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Memento Tuxedo Black (Inkpad).

2017-2019 In Colour, Eastern Beauty, Eastern Medallion Thinlits

Eastern Medallion

This stamp set and die set have been sitting in my stash for a few months now and I hadn’t done anything with them, yesterday I decided to have a play.  The die cuts are really cool, the layering just makes the card pop and gives some lovely texture.  I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can come up with using this set.  And to have more of a play with the matching stamp set, the fonts and sayings in this set are quite pretty and versatile.


All materials used are Stampin’ Up!

Colours: Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig

Stamp Set: Eastern Beauty

Other: Eastern Medallions Thinlit Dies, Jewels Basic Rhinestone


Carols of Christmas

Ok, one last Xmas card for the week and I promise that next week I will try and do some non-Xmas so we don’t get overloaded.  This is a very cute set, called Carols of Christmas, I really like how big the sentiment is. Makes for a nice quick card that’s very eye catching.  This is going in my favourites box as well.  And I did go traditional for the colours.  Although I prefer non-traditional Christmas colours, like blues and purples.  There is something awesome about a nice red and green.

All materials used are Stampin’ Up!®

Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White

Stamp Set: Carols of Christmas

Accessories: Oval Thinlits (Retired) and Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched-Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

2017 Holiday Catalogue, Merry Cafe

Merry Cafe

I love coffee.  I adore coffee. I live for coffee. Coffee keeps me sane and alive.  And now this…the cutest, most adorable coffee cup set I have seen in a while.  There are actually two coffee sets, one in the main catalogue called Coffee Cafe and a Xmas one called Merry Cafe, these stamps are from the Christmas one.  I’ll try and do a non-Christmas set of cards later in the week.  Unfortunately I am on a Christmas roll so you’ll just have to put up with that.


Materials Used are all Stampin’ Up!®

Stamp Set: Merry Cafe

Colours: Soft Sky, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede

Designer Paper: Coffee Break

Other: Small Oval Punch (Retired) and Coffee Cup Framelits Dies.

2017 Holiday Catalogue, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Snowflake Sentiments, Swirly Snowflakes

Snowflake Sentiments

This might be my favourite Christmas set this year.  I’ve always loved the snowflake sets, they make such lovely Christmas cards.  And the matching thinlit die is pretty cool too, just adds something to the card that’s quick and easy to do.  And it’s very relaxing sitting there poking out the little bits from the snowflake lol.  The other thing I really like doing is not using traditional Christmas colours, those colours getting boring fast for me.  I was quite taken with this colour combo and will probably use it more this year.

Materials Used.

Colours: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White

Stamp Set: Snowflake Sentiments

Other: Swirly Snowflake Sentiments Thinlits, Oval Thinlits (Retired)