Cuppa Tea?

Today I popped in to visit my downline – Melissa – to see how she was recovering after an overnight stay in hospital.

I wanted to give her a WOW pressie & this did just the trick – alot of work involved – but it did work!

This Paper Teapot is designed by Debbie D Dodd (Studio 3D), it was very fiddly to make, but so well worth seeing Melissa’s face light up, when I gave it to her. She thoroughly enjoys her regular cuppa tea!

I used the retired Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP & a rhinestone brad for the tip of the lid.

Also put a couple of tea bags in it to make it look more authentic!

Note to self: Never complete this task again – it definitely is a One Off for me!


Latest Creations

Below are some of my latest creations. Hope you enjoy looking at them.

The card below was one of the Christmas Stamp A Stack cards, I showed my ladies today. I was fortunate enough to borrow this stamp set from my lovely friend – Michelle. The two stamp sets shown in the card below, are from our current Spring Mini – which ends on 30 November.

Cardstock: Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke & Whisper White

Ink: Always Artichoke & Really Rust

Stamp sets: Season’s Surfin’ & Lazy Days

Other: Versamark, Gold Encore Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Ruby Red Marker & Crystal Effects

Another Christmas Stamp A Stack card – which was very easy for the ladies to complete.

Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy & Very Vanilla

Stamp Set: Many Merry Messages

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point & Silver Encore Ink

Other: 1 3/8″ Square Punch, 1 1/4″ Square Punch & Not Quite Navy Grosgrain Ribbon

The above card & a couple of the following cards – were made to sell at my recent Girl’s Fun Day Out. I found the design on Vanessa Webb’s blog & thought I would give them a go. My husband wanted to know, if I had to model for it. lol! If so, they would have turned out a completely different shape. ROFLOL!

They are kind of kinky & raunchy aren’t they? What do you think?

Cardstock: Blush Blossom

Other: Raspberry Tart DSP, Crimper, Filigree Designer Brads, Eyelet Border Punch & Flower Assortment Designer Brads

Cardstock: Blush Blossom

Other: Pink Flamingo DSP, Filigree Designer Brad, Eyelet Border Punch, Flower Assortment Designer Brad & Crimper


Thanks for looking!


Margaret  xxoo

Spring Mini Flowers


I was asked recently by a Hostess, as to how to make the flowers in the new Spring Mini Catalogue.

Lucky for me, I had a template to follow. As it was just a “experiment” I used retired Designer Series Paper – Bali Breeze.

Alot of cutting was involved. But I was pretty pleased with the result of my “experimenting”.


Margaret  xxoo

Secret Sister – Ssssshhhhhh!

Hi Everybody – I’ve also been busy creating cards & gifts to my Secret Sister.

I can’t show you what I made – because it will spoil the surprize, just in case my SS visits my blog. Also I didn’t take photos of them either.

Secret Sister was arranged by an Australian Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator – we each received a Secret Sister – who we send cards & gifts to each month for 3 months. At the end of September, we will reveal our identity to our Secret Sister.

Below are the 2 gorgeous cards, I have received from my Secret Sister:


It’s showcasing some of the gorgeous new products from the upcoming Spring Mini Catalogue – Great Friend stamp set & Scallop Oval Punch.

If you would like your own copy of the new Spring Mini – send me an email – & I’ll post one out to you (within Australia only).


This gorgeous card has highlighted my FAVOURITE colour – Purple!

It also has Fresh Cut Notes, Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Brads & the new Scallop Oval Punch.




Have a great day!


Margaret  xxoo