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Embossed Birthday Balloons

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week so far? I’m currently in Bright in Victoria on the other side of Australia at a card making retreat with some very nice and super talented card makers! We are having so much fun and creating lots of great cards which I will be sharing with you all soon!

I thought I would quickly pop in and share with you all a birthday card I created for one of my best friends, my cousin Debbie, who had her 40th birthday last week. I wanted to create something sweet and simple for her but also using celebratory colours like silver and gold so I decided on some heat embossed balloons.

I started off by stamping and heat embossing the balloons from the It’s Your Birthday stamp set by Clearly Besotted with gold and silver embossing powder, before die cutting them out and sticking them onto my card base. I then stamped on my sentiment and finished off the card by embellishing it with some silver and gold glitter enamel dots.

I would love to know what you think?

Anyway, I better get back to some more card making, but will be back soon to share those creations with you all.

Have a great night!


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Giraffe Kisses & Cuddles

Hi Everyone

I hope you are enjoying the day so far. Today has been relatively quiet here, so I grabbed some time in the craft room this afternoon and created a few cards.

One of those is this fun CAS style card for a new baby.


Using the sweet Petite Plushies stamp set by Clearly Besotted Stamps, I stamped and paper pieced the cute little giraffe from the set before adhering it with adhesive foam to my card base.  I then stamped the sentiment below the image and embellished the card with some matching coloured enamel dots and some rhinestone stars.

Definitely a super quick and fun card to create.  Time for me to go and get some rest, but I’ll be back soon with another card to share.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

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Sweet Baby Mobile

Hi Everyone

How has your weekend been so far? We’ve had a pretty busy one running around sorting out some things for our new home but I think we’ve completed all the major things for now, so it’ll be back to normal for a little bit!

Today I’m popping in to share a card with you all that I created for my sister-in-law’s baby shower (she’s due in a couple of weeks now!), so I wanted to create something special for her.

They don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl, so I went with a neutral colour scheme and used the cute Precious Mobile die by Memory Box.

Sweet Baby Mobile Card

I die cut the mobile from some silver glitter cardstock and again from some grey, orange and yellow patterned papers. I then cut the hearts from the patterned paper die cuts and glued them to corresponding hearts on the glitter die cut. I then stuck some adhesive star gems to the stars on the mobile.

Before sticking the mobile down to my card base, I used it as a guide as to where to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment using silver glitter embossing powder. Finally I tied some white satin ribbon to the top of the die cut mobile before sticking it down onto my card using adhesive foam.

I hope she liked it!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy what’s left of your weekend!

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Penguin Greetings

Hello Friends!

Can you believe it’s the start of another week and almost the end of January! This month has just flown by!

Anyway, today I have the very last Christmas card I created late last year to share with you all! After this post, you will no doubt be inundated with Valentine’s Day posts! Lol

Today’s card uses another cute die set by Top Dog Dies. I’m still sad that they had to close. Their dies were so cute and fun to work with.

Christmas Greetings Penguins Card

To create this fun card, I die cut three little penguins to create a row of festive penguins on my card. Before I stuck them to my card base though, I machine stitched a couple of overlapping lines, using some metallic silver thread, to create the look of a snowy hill.  After stamping my sentiment below my snowy hill, I then stuck the penguins to my card base using adhesive foam, before adding on a few Christmas sequins to the card.

I love how this turned out.  Those penguins are soo cute and don’t have to be used for winter projects.  Just leave off the little hats and they can be used for all sorts of fun occasions!

Thanks for stopping by today, and to all my fellow Aussies, have a wonderful and safe Australia Day holiday tomorrow!

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Top Dog Dies: Merry Little Penguin


How is your weekend going so far? We are trying to stay cool this hot summer weekend so, we’ll be spending a lot of time indoors in the air-conditioning!

Anyway, today I thought I would share another Christmas card with you all, this one using the super cute Penguin Die Set by Top Dog Dies. Penguins seem to be all the rage at the moment and this die set is great for creating fun cards, whether they are holiday themed or not.

Merry Little Penguin Card

I die cut my penguin from both metallic and glitter cardstock and assembled him together. I found some red wire trim in my ribbon stash which I think I saved from a bunch of flowers years ago! I cut a small amount off and wound it round in a circle before gluing it to my card using a hot glue gun. I then stuck the little penguin down above it using some adhesive foam. Here is a close up of the trim and the penguin:

Merry Little Penguin Card - Close Up

Finally I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of cardstock, trimmed it down and stuck it to my card using some more adhesive foam. It was a fast and simple card to create.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!

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