Case of a case

Hello again,

Well my hubby and I are having a very relaxing Easter break.  We went shopping this morning for my Easter eggs….lol.  Mal got two bags of chocolate bullets instead.  Then we spent the rest of the day relaxing on the couch and both having nanna naps.

I want to show you a card I made last week which I was going to give to one of the ladies at work but have decided to hold off and maybe put it into the box of cards I am planning on taking to work after Easter to sell.

It’s a case of a case I did of a Narelle Farrugia card last September.  I really really love this card.

Natures Walk - Mar 2013


I love all the glitter on the bird.  All products except the white lace ribbon are from Stampin’ Up!.  I used the Natures Walk stamp set and En Francais stamp set.

Hope you are all having a lovely relaxing Easter break.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x


Easter Baskets

Happy Good Friday Everyone!

As you may be aware I have now become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and loving it.  Last week I went to my very first team training meeting with my up up line manager.  It was lovely to see some of the girls from the wider team environment.  As part of the team training we are asked to make a swap to share with those attending the meeting.  This months swap them was….Easter.

I worried about this for a couple of weeks as to what I should make and then I found these cute little Easter baskets on a blog and decided they would be perfect for my swap.  I made 12 in all.

Easter baskets team training - Feb 2013Of course I had to fill the basket with an Easter egg for everyone.  This size egg fitted perfectly.  I made these little baskets from the Double Petal Punch from Stampin’ Up!.  They are so very simple and quick but really cute.  Here’s a close up.

Easter baskets team training 1 - Feb 2013I used last years Sale-a-bration DSP Everyday Enchantment to make the baskets, and I cut out two banners.  This is the front of the basket.

Easter baskets team training 4 - Feb 2013This is the other basket with the banner on the backside.  The front banner says Happy Easter and the banner at the back says Sweet Treats.  Cute hey?

Well I hope you all have a very wonderful Easter and if you are travelling stay safe.

Thanks for visiting,

Tina x




March Class with Michelle

Hi there!

I am finally getting on top of my back load of postings.  The cards I am showing today are three gorgeous cards I made at my upline Michelle’s monthly class.

The first one is made with the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called By the Tide.  It’s a great set for making masculine cards, even if the man in your life isn’t into fishing.

Michelle's card class - Mar 2013

I wouldn’t mind having that lobster on my plate for dinner, how about you?

The second card we made is created with one of the hostess stamp sets from the current Stampin’ Up! seasonal catalogue called Million-Dollar Moments.  It’s a sweet set with so much potential.

Michelle's card class 1 - Mar 2013


We used the inlaid emboss technique to make the background for this card.  Such a simple technique but very effective.

The third card is very feminine and very pink, but that doesn’t stop me from loving it to bits.

Michelle's card class 2 - Mar 2013


We used lots of very girly elements to make this card work.  I think I will be saving this and giving it to my Mum for her birthday, she loves pink and I think she will love this card too.

Well thanks for visiting today.

Tina x


Easter Cards

Hello again,

Like yesterday’s post I am taking you back to February where I attended a card class and we made some cute as buttons Easter cards.  I don’t send cards for Easter but it’s still fun to make them.

We used the Everybunny stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for these three cards.

Sally's card class 4 - Feb 2013Isn’t this a cute little way to give someone some chocolate eggs?  I love doing bag toppers for sweet treats.

Sally's card class 6 - Feb 2013We also made this sweet little card.  Can you see where I made a BIG!!! mistake.  Believe it or not I only realized I had messed this card up when I was adding my watermark to it the other day.  Oh well I guess we all make mistakes some times.  I’m not afraid to show you mine… 🙂

Sally's card class 7 - Feb 2013I love this little scalloped circle card.  This little bunny from the Everybunny stamp set is so cute.  I’m not the best at colouring with water markers or blender pens, but I don’t think I did too badly a job with this card.

Sally's card class 7a - Feb 2013This is the inside of the card.

Well that’s all for today.   Thanks for visiting.  I will be back tomorrow with some more cards.

Don’t forget if you want to learn how to make these cards or to purchase the items needed to create these cards then contact me via email to place an order or book a party.

Tina x





Fundraiser for Emma

Hi again,

Well it has been exactly 21 days since I last posted.  I have spent most of that time being sick and trying to get well again.  However, I have also found some time to attend a couple of card making classes and fundraiser.

Today I am taking you back to February and showing you three cards I made at a fundraiser I attended for a little girl by the name of Emma, who has Cerebal Palsy.  Emma is such a sweet little girl and her family need all the help they can get to make sure Emma has all the necessary medical care she needs.

My friend Sally held this fundraiser, and it was quite a successful day.  Here is what we made during the day.

Sally's fundraiser for Emma - Feb 2013

This card was made with the cannary framelits from Stampin’ Up’s holiday mini.

Sally's fundraiser for Emma 1 - Feb 2013The ladybug in the centre of this card is actually a chocolate….YUM.

Sally's fundraiser for Emma 2 - Feb 2013This card is made with the very cute Henry Says stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.

Well thanks for visiting, I will be back tomorrow with more posts.  I have fallen further behind with my blogs posts than I had initially thought.

Tina x

1st Stampin Up demo

Hi there.

Well it’s currently pouring rain here in Cairns, but it’s nice because we have had hardly any rain this wet season so far.  A quick update on my illness, I am still sick with Bronchitis and getting very little sleep at night due to the coughing.  I am taking lots of medication but not much improvement at the moment.

Last weekend I went to my very first Stampin Up demonstration.  Can you believe it?  I have been playing around with SU stuff for 3 odd years and have never attended a demonstration.

It was lots of fun and we made a lovely card.  Take a look.

Bernie's party - Feb 23 2013We used the new Swallowtail stamp from Stampin Up.  I just love these new ribbon flowers, they come in vanilla but are so easy to colour to match you card.  This card is so simple but really elegant and pretty.

I want to thank Bernie for inviting me to her demonstration and to Michelle for some more wonderful inspiration.

Have a great week.

Thanks for visiting.

Tina x