Splish! Splash!

I’ve created my first ever “Waterfall card” – often seen this card around on other Blogs, but never knew how to make it.

Isn’t it cute & funky? I love it – I’ll be making these again!

 

Cardstock: Melon Mambo & Kraft

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Melon Mambo

Other: Scallop Border Punch & Gold Brads

 

Thanks for dropping in!

 

Margaret  xxoo

Oh Boy! Who’s been a very Naughty Girl???

It obviously must be ME!

I can’t believe it’s been just over 5 weeks since my last Blog post. Naughty Margaret Naughty!

To tell you the truth, I haven’t really been that busy at all. Apart from having classes at home, getting organized for a Hostess Workshop & having my boys home, since it’s school holidays here in Victoria.

Maybe I haven’t really been creative – but that changed, when I received my Autumn-Winter Mini Pre-order. Woohoo!

Below are a couple of cards, which I completed a couple of weeks ago. You will LOVE the new In-Colours – there are 3 to choose from – but I LOVE RICH RAZZLEBERRY – I wonder why?

YUMMY! Don’t you agree?

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry &  Orchid Oppulence

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Other: Cottage Wall DSP (Autumn-Winter Mini), Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (Autumn-Winter Mini), Scallop Square Punch & Playground Button (Retired)

 

Take Care!

 

Margaret  xxoo

 

Gift for a Friend!

My Lovely Friend – Rosie – is recovering from a major operation. She is currently at a rehab centre doing physio, exercises & generally recovering from the operation.

I remember when I was in hospital last year & at times, you can go “bonkers” from not doing the “normal” things in our life. To make the time go fast, or seem to, I decided to make Rosie her own Gift Bag with cards inside – ready for when she needs to send out “Thank You” cards or whatever.

So below is my creation & matching cards:

Cardstock: Rose Red & Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Garden Whimsy, Inspired by Nature, Organic Grace (Level 1 Hostess), Always & Hello Again (Summer Mini).

Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss & Rose Red

Other: Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Slit Punch & Hemp Twine

Naughty, but Nice………now!

I have been VERY naughty for not blogging in so long. But like almost everybody else, have a particular celebration almost upon us & need to prepare for it. That not only means writing up Christmas Cards, preparing food for the hungry guests or buying the RIGHT present – I’ve made most of my Christmas Cards, but I’ve also put together 4 special gifts for family members. (This is the NICE side – actually VERY nice side)

My elderly aunt is very difficult to buy for (she has everything……well almost) & I can’t possibly buy her another calendar – because then she’ll know what she’ll be getting year-after-year. My Mother-in-law is also difficult to buy for.  My DH doesn’t help, because he has no idea either.

So this year, I have decided to make them Special Gifts – a little bag consisting of 10 hand-made cards. No greetings on the cards – so the cards can be used for any occasion.

My sisters will also be receiving the same gift. I know the cards will be used (or at least I hope so) – as we always need a “last minute” card for something – don’t we?

Below are some of the cards I have made – hope you like them, as much as I enjoyed making them.

These cards are basically the same, just angled the squares differently.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss & Pacific Point

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Kiwi Kiss & Pacific Point

Other: Scallop Square Punch, Earth Element Brads & Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

Cardstock: Whisper White & Pumpkin Pie

Stamp sets: Best Yet & Inspired by Nature

Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Other: Earth Element Brads, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Washington Apple DSP & Earth Element Markers

Margaret  xxoo

I was “Secret Sister” to Jennie C!

I couldn’t post this any earlier, coz I wouldn’t know if my SS was lurking. This is the final card I sent Jennie – I knew she loved Pocket Silhouettes (like alot of people I know) & I saw this creation on Splitcoast Stampers. Sorry – but the creator’s name escapes me at the moment.

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Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White & So Saffron Patterned Paper

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes & Punches Three (Level 1 Hostess Set)

Inks: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron & Regal Rose (All Rich Regals Colours)

Other: Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch & 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

 

Margaret  xxoo

Recent Hostess Gifts

Below are some samples of gifts I have recently given to my Hostesses.

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Not sure what you would really call this, but I suppose it’s like a Pouch/File Folder. I found the initial instructions on Makeesha Byl’s blog – she used smaller envelopes. I have put 7 C6 envelopes together – one for each day of the week. It could be used for photos, bills to pay, reminders, etc. I had to adjust the measurements for the bigger envelopes too.

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red & Whisper White

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms

Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point & Pink Pirouette

Other: Whisper White C6 Envelopes, Versamark, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Scallop Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Scallop Square Punch, Hemp Twine, Scallop Edge Punch & Round Tab Punch 

 

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Cardstock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Real Red & Yoyo Yellow

Stamp Set: A Flower For All Seasons

Ink: Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Real Red & Yoyo Yellow

Other: Versamark, Embossing Powder &  Heat Gun

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4 little 3″x3″ gift cards – along with a little bag/box to pop them into

Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Real Red & Tempting Turquoise

Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch & Scallop Edge Punch

 

If you like what you see – why not give me a call or email me – to demonstrate at your own Hostess Workshop.

Margaret  xxoo