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I’m back… can you believe it?… two posts in a week! This time with a card.

I made this card quite some time ago (actually close to a year ago!) for a very dear friend of mine (Hi Pina!). It uses the ever so pretty Priceless stamp set. If my memory serves me correct, I chose this SS because I wanted to make a pretty/girly card

and, well…

Flowers, butterflies and a pink and green colour combo makes for a pretty girly card don’t you think?   I also thought the ‘So Kind’ sentiment was very appropriate too seeing Pina very kindly made Ivy’s Christening invitations for me (Yes, that’s right I didn’t make them but I am sure I had a good excuse at the time).

Aaanyway… back to the card

As you can see I stamped the swirl about 3 times and added a few of the little flowers here and there. I then stamped the flowers and cut them out and popped a brad in the center. I used some dimensional just to make them stand up a bit. I did the same with the butterfly (minus the brad).

Not sure if you can see but I added some stampin’ glitter (dazzling diamonds) because all girls need bling… even if it is just a little glitter stuck to a card 🙂

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So there you have it, let me know if you like it.

I just got up off the couch and away from the heater – its FREEZING! I think it is going to only be about 4 degrees tonight, brrr… I ‘m hanging out for summer!

Enjoy your great weekend and you never know I may just get back here before its over… just don’t hold your breath!


“Pina’s Priceless Card”

Stamps: Priceless
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Accessories: Regal Rose wide grosgrain, Stampin’ Dimensional, Stampin’ Glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, brads (non SU!)


SORRY…I know I have been a very bad blogger… I have had intentions to get on here but it has always been at the bottom of a very long list of things to do and truth be told I kinda thought that as I had only just started there would hardly be anyone stopping by this blog . As it so happens I was wrong and there are a few people that actually do check out my blog (thanks Karlee for letting me in on this little secret 🙂  So I thought I best get myself on here so there is something new to check out!

So lets get onto some show ‘n’ tell.

This is the A4 layout I created for our team day in August for the girls to make. When I put my hand up to do the scrapbook layout I knew I would be using the Great Friend Stamp Set from the mini catalogue. It’s my favourite SS at the moment.

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I also used one of my favourite colour combos – Baja Breeze, Kraft and/or Sahara Sand, and Pink Pirouette.  I used the inks and the little branch stamp from Great Friend to make my own strip of patterned paper and the  frame stamp as a tab and popped it behind the photo.

I also added a definition from the Life Definitions stamp set – I would have to say that along with the alphabet stamps this is a must have for scrapbooking . You will notice (when I eventually get around to posting them… soon I promise) that I use them on almost all of my layouts.

I then stepped it up and turned it into a 12×12 just by adding a tiny strip of stamped patterned paper at the top and a scallop edge at the bottom and then backed it onto black textured 12×12 and added a couple of extra butterflies. Just to show a really quick and easy way to turn an A4 into a 12×12.

team day layout

I just love the butterfly from Great Friend… my favourite thing to do is cut it out and add linen thread and tie a knot to make antennae …. see?

great friend butterfly

So there we have it… I have finally added another post (I am averaging one a month – at least I’m consistent !) … I ‘ll try and get back here really soon. In the meantime if you do drop by I would love if you left me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by


Team Day Layout

  • Stamp Set: Great Friend, Life Definitions
  • Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Black textured
  • Inks: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Linen Thread, Eyelet border punch, Scallop border punch, Stampin Dimensional

Summer Mini Catalogue