I’m back!

Phew! Can’t believe it’s February already! Where did January go?

I’m hoping to run a couple of classes later this month, but firstly I’d like to show you a card I made early January. My downline – Melissa – was interesed to learn how to make the Neverending Card or Perpetual Card. It also gave me the opportunity to get my mojo back – as it had been “Missing in Action” lately.

For this card, I used the retired Bella Bleu DSP – I was very happy at the way it turned out. Let me know what you think!

Oooops! I must apologize for the first side-angled view of the first photo – for some reason I couldn’t rotate it.

Cardstock: Natural Ivory & Not Quite Navy

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink: Not Quite Navy & Sahara Sand (I think)

Other: Antique Brad & retired Bella Bleu DSP

I really enjoyed making this card – very theraputic! I have another card ready to be uploaded, but I can’t show you yet, as the recipient hasn’t got it yet – hopefully very soon though!

Enjoy & thanks for visiting!


Margaret  xxoo


Lovely Card for a Lovely Friend

This is a Joy-Fold Card – which is extremely easy to make & decorate.

I gave this card a 3D effect by stamping the Rose stamp an extra 2 times & added an additional layer. You can’t see it much (if at all) on the first card, but in the 2nd photo you’ll see it at a side angle.

Cardstock: Kraft & Bashful Blue

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Other: Dimensionals, Bella Bleu DSP, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brad & 3/4″ Circle Punch (I think).

Thanks for stopping by!

Margaret  xxoo

Gift Bag with Matching Cards

As you know, for Christmas, I gave some relations, a Gift Bag with some general cards enclosed. They LOVED THEIR GIFTS! Woohoo!

Anyway, I thought I would make another Gift Bag – but this time, enclose 5 matching cards.

Below is what I came up with – including 5 very different cards.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy & Kraft

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints (Summer Mini), Something Sweet (Summer Mini), Hello Again (Summer Mini) & Best Yet (Lvl 1 Hostess)

Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy & Certainly Celery

Other: Bella Bleu DSP, Not Quite Navy Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (Summer Mini), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Star Punch, Butterfly Punch (Summer Mini), Chunky Glitter, Earth Element Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle Punch, Vellum & Hemp Twine (Phew! – that must be it!)


Keep an eye for class dates next month – where I’ll be teaching this fabulous little gift idea!


Thanks for stopping by!


Margaret  xxoo


Mojo Monday 121

Oooh, I think I have a disease & it’s called “Mojo”itis!

I love using simple designs & this week’s Mojo Monday is right up my alley – SIMPLE!

Hope you like it too.

Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy & Very Vanilla

Stamp Set: Butterfly Prints (Summer Mini)

Inks: Versamark, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand & Not Quite Navy

Others: Bella Bleu DSP, Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch (Summer Mini), Vellum, Earth Element Brads & Gold Brad


Thanks for popping in!


Margaret  xxoo

Diamond Fold Card for The Birthday Girl!

I found the instructions for this unique card on Splitcoast Stampers – somewhere. But I also found a video tutorial on YouTube – here  . If you can put up with the lady coughing in the video, it is a very easy card to learn.

I’m not telling who The Birthday Girl is – she is a regular visitor of my Blog & I don’t want to spoil the surprize.

The right side of the card is hidden by cardstock, as it has the name of the Birthday Girl written on it.


Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Bella Bleu DSP

Stamp Set: Crazy For Cupcakes

Ink: Basic Black & Regal Rose

Other: Chunky Glitter & Stampin’ Write Markers


Margaret  xxoo


What a quick & easy card to make or even demonstrate.

I did some embossing on the flowers & words – not sure if you can notice it.


Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Not Quite Navy

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature & Level 1 Hostess Set – Best Yet

Ink: Encore Gold & Not Quite Navy

Other: Versamark, Clear Stampin’ emboss powder, Heat Gun, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Bella Bleu DSP, Dimensionals & Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon

Blue & Green should NEVER be seen, until now………

My sideline – Jenny Adams – used these colours on a card recently & I thought WOW!

I demonstrated this card at a recent Workshop – showcasing the FABULOUS New In-Colours & GORGEOUS New Designer Series Paper (also highlighting the May Promotion on at the moment – purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper & receive a 4th pack FREE – selected packs only).


Cardstock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise & Very Vanilla

Stamp Set: Cheers To You

Ink: Stazon Black, Kiwi Kiss & Versamark

Other: Bella Bleu DSP, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Punch & 1 3/8″ Circle Punch