Happy Birthday Mum

I made this card back in June for my mum for her birthday and just recently realised that I hadn’t posted it.  So here it is.  My mum loves pink so I always try to make her a pink birthday card.

I used the retired a rose is a rose stamp set for this card, and one of the new adorning accents folders.  I pretty happy with  how this turned out.

Hope you had a fantastic day mum….Love You!!!

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My retreat creations – A Rose is a Rose

Hi again!

Told you I would be back…. tee hee

Thought I might show you the cards I made at Sally’s retreat this past weekend.  I am pretty happy with how most of them turned out.  There was one that I did do a boo boo on but hey I guess you can’t be prefect all the time…lol  I’m not going to tell you which one has the boo boo, I wonder if you can work it out.  Sandra you already know so no cheating….lol

The theme of the retreat was a Masterchef theme, so we had challenges to compete in, and chefs hats to wear and  lots of other fun things to do.

We also had “friendship bags”, an idea I saw on a blog I was looking at.  The general idea is that everyone pulls a name out of the hat then makes a card for that person sometime over the weekend and puts it into the persons friendship bag to be distributed at the end of the weekend.  It was a lovely way of showing someone you may not know so well that you care and a great idea instead of making swaps.  My mystery person was Leigh, a lady I do stamp club with and she is just lovely.  I decided to use the retired stamp set A Rose is a Rose for Leigh.

Take a look at what I made for her.


I used rich razzleberry, so saffron, wild wasabi and lucky limeade.  I so love this stamp set, but I think I have told you that before.  I was happy to hear that Leigh loved my card for her, which made making it so much more fun for me.  It’s always nice to hear people say nice stuff about the things you make for them.

Well thanks for visiting, I will be back soon with more retreat cards.




A Rose is a Rose – Scented Candles

Merry Christmas everyone.  I was downloading this post yesterday, but we went out for Christmas drinks with the neighbors last night and didn’t get home until very late, so I’m finishing it off today.

We have had a lovely Christmas morning so far.  We have opened our presents and had a yummy pancake breakfast and my hubby is now assembling my new bookshelf for my craft room….. woo hoo.

Anyway onto my Christmas projects………………….

The next project I wanted to share with you today is what I made for Christmas presents for the girls I work with.  I am just starting to learn how to make 3D or “off the page” projects, whatever you prefer to call them.  I learnt how to do this at the 2010 Stampin Up Regionals day, and have been wanting to try it ever since.  I guess I just wasn’t confident enough to do it earlier.  I love how these candles have turned out.  I am really very happy with them, especially seeing as this is the first time I have tried this technique.  I also made the boxes, a friend of mine, Sandra, worked out the measurements and showed me how to make them.  Thanks heaps Sandra, your a legend!!!!!!

Although blue is my favourite colour I really love the purple one.  I would love to hear which one is your favourite.

I asked everyone at work what their favourite colour is and then made a candle in the closest Stampin Up colour I could find.  The girls where really impressed with their presents.  I think they just look fantastic in their boxes.

I tried to decorate each box a little differently, and believe me after the first couple it got kind of difficult to think of ways to tie a ribbon around a box…..lol

This is what the candles look like out of the boxes.

Not sure if the photo shows it properly but the background is the Very Vintage roller in Crumb Cake.  I love how these candles look in their boxes they came out really well.  Oh and they are vanilla scented so they smell devine.

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