Vellum Scallop Circle Card

This is the card, that I gave to Melissa – along with her “unique” gift.

Cardstock: Kraft & Vellum

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Chocolate Chip & Baja Breeze

Other: Scallop Circle Die (Big Shot), Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags, Rhinestone Brads, Embossing Powder, Daubers

I’m really pleased how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!


Margaret  xxoo


Autumn Traditions Display – Part 2

Only have another4 cards to show you – so here we go………

This first one is soooo easy – no stamping required.

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Ruby Red & Whisper White

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Small Star Punch & Gold Brads

Cardstock: More Mustard, Always Artichoke & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags

Ink: Always Artichoke

Other: More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), XL 2-Step Bird Punch, Medium Jewellery Tag Punch, Hemp Twine, Big Shot – Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Crimper & Autumn Traditions DSP.

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke & Whisper White

Stamp Set: A Flower for all Seasons

Ink: Always Artichoke & Soft Suede

Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch & Autumn Traditions DSP

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature

Ink: Ruby Red

Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot Lots of Tags die, Markers, Eyelet border punch & Autumn Traditions DSP.

Hope you enjoyed viewing these cards up close.

Thanks for stopping by!


Margaret  xxoo

Autumn Tradtions Displays

Below are a close-up photo of each of the cards, I had made for the Craft & Quilt Fair recently.

This card I only used one stamp set & the leaves were cut out from the DSP. The ribbon is originally white, but I coloured it to match the DSP, by using the Ruby Red marker.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Ruby Red

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, White Taffeta ribbon – coloured with Ruby Red Marker, Hemp Twine, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch & Large Oval Punch

Love both of these Stamp Sets – unfortunately they are being retired, due to being Level 1 Hostess Stamp Sets. This card has used the “One Sheet Wonder” technique, whereby you stamp all over the cardstock, in any direction, then cut it up into rectangles. Very classy & easy!

Cardstock: More Mustard & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Organic Grace & Best Yet (both level 1 Hostess Stamp Sets) – both only available until 31 August 2010.

Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant & Ruby Red

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch & 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

I love this stamp set – Eastern Blooms – especially great to use with our Markers.

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Whisper White & Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms & Wonderful Favourites

Ink: Elegant Epplant

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Corner Rounder, Earth Element Brads, Filigree Flower Brad, Circle Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Markers:- Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Always Artichoke & Ruby Red

Cardstock: Ruby Red & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke

Other: Autumn Traditions DSP, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch

A bit of a different style Christmas card, rather than the usual Santa theme.

Cardstock: Always Artichoke & Whisper White

Stamp Sets: Medallion BG & Many Merry Messages (wouldn’t want to say that 5 times fast. lol!)

Ink: Always Artichoke & More Mustard

Other: Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brad

More photos on the next post.

Margaret  xxoo

Autumn Traditions Display Poster

At the recent Craft & Quilt Fair, each Demonstrator had to provide a Display Poster showing various card designs displaying a particular theme.

I chose the Autumn Traditions DSP (currently in the Autumn-Winter Mini – valid until 31 August) – I love the colours in this Designer Series Paper pack – so many to choose from.

Here is my poster – full of my creations: 


 When I receive my poster back, I’ll upload the card separately, so then you can have a better look at them.

Thanks for popping in!


Margaret  xxoo




Card Holder & Matching Cards

I absolutely LOVE these colours – especially Rich Razzleberry – yummy!

I made this lovely gift for a Lovely Hostess recently – consisting of 3 gorgeous card & the card holder.

I used the absolutely sumptuous Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper & 3 various Stamp Sets. Love it, Love it, Love it!

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive & Whisper White

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence & Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags (Autumn-Winter Mini), Fifth Avenue Floral & Live Like You Mean It (Lvl 1 Hostess Stamp)

Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Cottage Wall DSP, Build A Brad & Scallop Border Punch.

Thanks for popping in!

Margaret  xxoo

Flower Fantasy!

In the current Australian/NZ Autumn-Winter Mini are Printed Window Sheets. As I LOVED the design of the Cottage Wall DSP (which is also available in the Autumn-Winter Mini), I automatically knew I HAD TO HAVE the Printed Window Sheets……….but my question was “How do I use it?” “What do I do with it, now that I have it?”.

So I decided to make a card – it’s based on an Acetate card design. I am really pleased at the way it turned out.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry (what else?), Orchid Opulence, Whisper White & Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Wonderful Favourites & Eastern Blooms

Ink: Rich Razzleberry & Orchid Opulence

Other: Flower Fantasy Printed Window Sheet, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Sticky Cuts (Sweet) & Fine Supernova Glitter


Thanks for popping in!


Margaret  xxoo

I recently attended “Unconvention”

“Unconvention” is for the Australian & NZ Demonstrators who could not attend this year’s Convention in Sydney, which was on over the weekend.

Most of us are part of a special group of Demonstrators – called ESAD (Extra Special Australian {New Zeland} Demonstrators).

Some Demonstrators gave us Challenges to achieve over the weekend – to help our momentum going & trying something new.

Below are some of the projects I made:

1) Card & Envelope holder:

Cardstock: Taken with Teal & Summer Sun

Other: Bali Breeze DSP (retired), Eyelet Border Punch & Circle Designer Brad

2) Limited Supplies card – all we use was One Stamp Set, Two Stamp Pads & used on Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock

Cardstock: Whisper White

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags (Autumn-Winter Mini)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry & Soft Suede

3) “Z” Fold Card:

Cardstock: Baja Breeze

Other: Not Quite Navy Grosgrain Ribbon & Urban Garden DSP

I didn’t use any stamp sets on this card, all I did was cut out a couple of flowers from the DSP & stuck them on.

Thanks for popping past!

Margaret  xxoo