Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Tags

Hi there fellow blog folk. I have made a few more sweet little tags to add to the shop, thought you might like to see... well as some new mini card sets with two of my favourite things, owls and mushrooms...

Enjoy the last day of Winter here in Australia... yippee! I am looking forward to Spring, I have had enough of the chilly days.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tag Fun {plus a little giveaway}

Hi there, and happy Friday. I love Friday's, the prospect of two whole days without the school morning rush just makes me feel happy.

I have a quick share of some cute tags I made...

... I love these little bags.

What is your favourite day of the week, and why? Let me know by leaving a comment on this post and I will draw one lucky winner next Friday to receive a set of these tags to pretty up your special gifts.

{Giveaway now closed - Thankyou to the three lovelies that left a little blog love... It's no fun having just one winner, so I am sending you all a set of your favourite tags - I have sent each of you an email, please let me know if you missed it - thankyou again}

Have a lovely weekend:-)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unedited...{aka keeping it real}

Hi there. I am busy working on a custom order today, and needed a little break. I have been snapping a few quick pics of the process today as I go along so thought I would share for something a little different... so you can get a little insight into what goes into each handmade order and each card.

First up, I cut my cardstock using a guillotine, I then use this little contraption to round the corners of each card...

The next step is stamping the first image (for these cards, it's these cute little elephants). Each card is handstamped and set aside to dry - I have to mask the word on the base of this stamp, as I don't want it on the cards...

I then add the 'thank you' sentiment stamp, each card is done individually once again, and set aside for the ink to dry...

Next up, to break the monotony.... and let the ink dry so my bow tying fingers don't smudge the whole lot, I go for a little wander to find a nice natural light place to take a quick snap so you can see how glamorous my designing attire is (I am sure you are all a little curious, aren't you.. ha ha)... I am doing my very best "Where's Wally" impersonation today in one of my fave knits;-)

Now the final step in putting these cards together is to hand tie a pretty piece of pink/white baker's twine around each one... they look all pretty, just like this one... down, nineteen to go... best get back to it:)

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.

Monday, August 22, 2011

{love} this

Hi there. Posting is a little patchy at the moment. I have had my cherubs home for a little over a week now with nasty colds, and as much as I love having them home with me, when they are cranky and snuffly and argumentative and not sleeping very well and not letting me do much of anything really, well, it just isn't quite as fun and I am nearing the end of my sanity.

I did manage to put together this little lovely last week, I have ogled this cute stamp from Technique Tuesday for some time now, and was happy it finally came back in stock...

Enjoy your week, bye for now.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Handmade Love

I really do love the handmade community, there are so many talented folk amongst this gorgeous bunch. I also love to make cards for fellow handmadies to add to their treasures...

...and it seems someone else likes them too:) Thankyou MadeIt.

Be sure to pop on over to MadeIt and check out lots of other delightful creations.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Good evening blog friends. Nerves and excitement abound in the SweetSimplicitee household tonight as I pack my very first ever wholesale order...eeekkk... papery goodness is headed far from home here in my beautiful (usually) sunny Queensland.

Bye for now:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

...on the road again...

As the daughter of a footloose and fancy free travelling pair, I couldn't resist this cute stamp set from American Crafts...

...what a cute way to send your hello's to loved ones on your travels, don't you think?

Have a lovely week:-)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's a Hoot...

Hi there blog folk. It's another lazy Sunday here in our household, time to sit back, have a bit of quiet time with Dear Hubby and the kiddles, and not think too hard about anything, how about you, what are you up to?

I haven't had a lot of time for creating new card designs lately, as I am getting quite a few larger custom orders, which is so awesome - the traffic in both my MadeIt and Etsy stores has really picked up - and my family keeps me busy for the rest of the time... as I am sure you all can relate.

Here is a little share of one of the orders going out tomorrow...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - it's a long one for us as we have a couple of days off this week for the Ekka:) Bye for now.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thankyou Banners

Hi there blog folk. I have been a busy bee this morning making some sweet thankyou cards for a lovely friend who has welcomed a new little bundle of fun into the world.

I am loving this look, I have had a few banner stamps laying around, but never quite knew how to use them.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Magic Mushies

MadeIt has put together a gorgeous little compilation of Mushy finds, and they were lovely enough to include my little set of cards, thankyou MadeIt.

Thanks for stopping by:)