Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wonderful Mother ♥

Good Morning Blog Friends. I know that Mother's Day is still a little ways away, but I thought I would get a jump start on a few cards to mark such a special occassion.

I tend to work in crisp and clean whites, pinks, turquoises, etc, but occassionally, I like to 'vintage' things up a bit and play with some different shades...

...and I am so loving this dress form die and matching stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

On another note, I was very chuffed to be featured in two fellow blogger's posts this week, Laura from Moags and Smeet Jewellery and Trish from Trish Gets Crafty. Laura has also created a post over at Creativity Unmasked for SweetSimplicitee. Creativity Unmasked is a beautiful blog about lots of really clever crafty folk, be sure to check it out. Thankyou so much ladies, I am so glad you loved your little packages:) I have found so many lovely folk in Blog Land, and it is so nice to be able to send a little bit of my creativity their way.

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, wherever it takes you, and thankyou for stopping by. See you again soon ♥

Card Ingredients
Cardstock: Cream - LSS
Patterned Paper: Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
Stamps: Dress Form - Papertrey Ink, Well Scripted - SU!
Dies and Punches: Dress Form - Papertrey Ink, Scallop Edge - SU!
Ink: Pinecone - Versacolor
Ribbons: Real Red, So Saffron and Cream Grosgrain - SU!, Chiffon Ribbon - Spotlight 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Birthday {with a cherry on top}

Hi there Blog Friends. Thankyou so much to the two lovely ladies who left comments on my last post. You will both be receiving a sweet bird card in the mail very shortly ♥

Today's share is a clean and simple birthday card, I really love cupcakes, they are so sweet on a birthday card...

... this one has been stamped onto the white card base, then the bottom onto some Kraft card and hand cut, finally popping it up on some foam dots for a bit of dimension.

Throw in a cute sentiment, and a pretty border and voila! Super simple.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.

Card Ingredients:

Cardstock: White - LSS, Crumb Cake - SU!
Stamps: Cupcakes - BasicGrey, A Word for You - SU! 
Ink: Pinecone, Cinnamon - Versacolor Cubes, Real Red and Old Olive Markers - SU!
Punches: Scallop Trim Border Punch - SU!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bird Love and Giveaway

Good morning Blog Friends. I hope your weekend is off to a lovely start in your corner of the world. We are having a nice quiet one in our household.

I have some more cards to share today. I have had this birdcage stamp for a little while now, and just love it. I stamped it onto some white cardstock, with a cheeky little bird inside, then hand cut the image and popped it up on a white card base with some foam squares.

Happy Birthday

Thanks for Everything

Thankyou for being so Thoughtful

Just for fun this weekend, leave a comment on this post and I will send you one of these pretty bird cards - your choice;-)

Have a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

PS. I am having my first ever sale in my Etsy Store {free shipping when 3 or more items are purchased} so should you fancy your own little piece of SweetSimplicitee goodness, please pop on over and help me clean out some stock, so that my house doesn't get swallowed up by cards and tags:) Hee hee.

Card Ingredients:
Cardstock: White - LSS, Crumb Cake - SU!
Stamps: Le Chateau - Kaisercraft (birdcage), Aviary - SU! (bird), Well Scripted - SU! (Happy Birthday), Signature Greetings - Papertrey Ink (Thankyou for being so Thoughtful), Year of Flowers *Voilets - Papertrey Ink (Thanks for Everything)
Ink: Pinecone, Cinnamon, Turquoise - Versacolor Cubes
Punches: Corner Rounder - EK Success, Apron Lace Border Punch - Fiskars

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tag {you're it} ...and a SALE...

Good afternoon Blog Friends. I have a small stash of new treats begging to be played with, so I have broken out the ink today to have a bit of a muck around. I am battling a nasty bout of tonsilitis, so madly trying to do stuff to save my voice in preparation for my day on class tomorrow.

I thought that these stamps - aptly named "So Cute" were screaming to be put on dinky little gift tags, don't you think?

I made a few sets, and have packaged them up with a small photocopied card so that you can see what is inside at a glance... now I just need to actually get the courage up to do another market, so that somebody CAN actually get to have that glance ;)

What fun crafty things are keeping you busy?

A quick note, I am having my first ever sale in my Etsy Store  {free shipping when 3 or more items are purchased} so should you fancy your own little piece of SweetSimplicitee goodness, please pop on over and help me clean out some stock, so that my house doesn't get swallowed up by cards and tags:) Hee hee.

Thankyou for popping in, see you next time ♥

Tag Ingredients
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa - all SU!
Stamps: So Cute - SU!
Ink: Basic Black - SU!
Markers: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive - SU!
Punches: Small and Large Tag Punch - SU!, Hole Punch - Crop-a-Dile
Twine: Pale Pink - Divine Twine; Red, Green and Brown - The Twinery

Monday, February 7, 2011


Good morning blog friends. Sorry that my posts are a little patchy lately, I have been keeping busy on the social side of things as well as going back to work one day a week... it is so strange how losing just that one day can throw me into a flat spin:)

Anyways, I can't believe we have hit February already! Where does the time go? I had promised to show you are few more cards from last weekend's card making frenzy, so here they are...

As a Mum to twins myself, I discovered when they were born that there are not a lot of twin cards around... we received about 10 of each of the 3 designs that were in the stores at the time... so I wanted to make some unique twin cards that you won't find anywhere else. I made one to cover all the combinations - boy/boy, girl/girl, girl/boy.

Thankyou for stopping by to see what I have been up to.

Card Ingredients
Cardstock: White - LSS, Kraft - Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Nursery Necessities - Stampin' Up!, Inside and Out: Baby - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versacolor Cubes - Pinecone, Cinnamon, Indigo, Bamboo, Petal Pink
Punches: Apron Lace Border - Fiskars, Wave Border - Fiskars, Star - Stampin' Up!