Wednesday, December 8, 2010

'Tis the season....

Well as promised I am back with more Christmas things to share with everyone. I saw these tags on Kelly Slattery's blog a while ago and just fell in love. Very easy but yet effective to make. Using Winter Post stamp set. Very Vanilla, Real Red and Old Olive Cardstock. Early Espresso, Real Red Ink. Like I said Easy!!! :)
I have a few Christmas Cards to share soon too. :)

Lots to Share....

First of all apologies AGAIN for my lack of blogging. :( As you all can understand this time of year is extremely hectic and sometimes some things tend to get put on the back burner (so to speak).
But in saying that I have LOTS to share with you all.

Ok..... First I thought that I would show you an advent calender that I made as a gift for someone. I used a muffin tin, as they come with 24 holes. I have seen this idea on a couple of blogs quite a while ago (sorry cant remember where???) and thought what a fantastic idea!! The thought behind it is that you can use the tin all year round then when its December you put 24 little goodies inside and put the numbers back on. The numbers are made from magnet sheets, I have just stuck DSP on to the sheets. (Tip: As some of them were not sticking properly I put a couple of mini glue dots on the edges). Inside each little cup I have stamped various images with christmas stamps.
I will be back soon with more Christmas things to share.
xx Bel

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

JAI Challenge 41

Today I thought that I would share with you a card that I made this morning with the Just Add Ink challenge in mind, this week its Just Add Birthdays.

I used Razzle Dazzle stamp set and some of my favourite colours. Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy - I love this combination. :) As you can see that I have used the "Rock and Roll" technique in this case with Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy.

Once again I am really sorry about the terrible pitchure, I think that I really need to invest in a new camera. :)
Hope to be back soon, I have some wonderful Christmas ideas to share.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lollypop! Lollypop, Oh Lolly Lollypop!!!

Today I thought that I would share with you some cute little lollypops. They are very easy to make and a good excuse to use those scraps. Because I am yet to have a play with the new In-Colours I thought that I would take this opportunity too. And I AM IN LOVE!!!!! All these ideas rushed to my head whilst making these.... :)

Arent these colours devine. Be back again soon.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

JAI - Challenge 39

When I saw this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink I had just received my new stamps from Stampin Up, one of them Happiness Shared. So I thought what a prefect opportunity to use it.

Be Back Soon. xxx

Monday, September 27, 2010

Teabag Holders Vintage style

At last years Perth Regionals I swapped with a very talented lady who made teabag holders as her swap (sorry I cant remember her name, Oops). Ever since then I have really enjoyed making them. Here is one that I have made recently to pop in a card for an Aunt. Great idea to send one with a card to let someone know you are thinking of them. :)

And here is a pic of the inside......

Stamps - Vintage Vogue, Asian Artistry (retired)

Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede.

Paper - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive.

Accessories - Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border punch, Stampin Sponges, Paper Snips.

Hope you like my creation.

xx Bel

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friendship Vintage Style!!!!

I am totally in love with Vintage Vogue Stamp Set at the moment. Today I thought that I would share with you a card I made recently.

Stamps - Vintage Vogue
Ink - Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Very vanilla
Accessories - Detresser Kit, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin Sponges, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Label extra Large Punch, Linen Thread, Jewels - basic Pearls

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nice and Bright.....

I thought that I would share with you a nice and bright card today. Seems that it fits with this awesome weather that we have been having......

With this card I had run out of Elegant Eggplant and as I so desperately wanted to use it for this card I compremised. I used whisper white cardstock and stonged it HEAVILY with my stampin sponges and Elegant Eggplant inkplant. There you go a little tip. :p And a good way to get any colour if you dont have it and want it.

Stamps - Friends 24-7

Paper - Old Olive, Rose red, Whisper White

Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Rose Red

Accessories - 1-3/8 circle punch, 1-1/4 circle punch, scallop trim border punch, stampin sponges, Whisper white taffeta ribbon, blender pens

Hope to be back again soon with more...

xx Bel

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Regional Swaps...

A couple of weeks ago I went to Perth Regionals. As part of this I made 75 swaps. I thought that I would share with you what I made. I made 3 different kinds.

Paper - Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Stamps - Perfect Punches
Accessories - Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Big shot, lots of Tags Die, Extra Large Oval Punch, Top Note Die, SNAIL, Stampin Diamentials, Stampin Sponges
Paper - Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink - Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Stamps - Occassional Greetings, Baroque Motifs, Winter Post
Accessories - Stampin Sponges, Heat Gun, Clear embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Stamps - Occassional Greetings
Ink - White Stazon, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folders, Stampin Sponges, Paper Snips, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Hope that you like them. Hopefully back soon with more to share.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Idea Book & Catalogue.....

Have a look at this fantastic Catalogue!!!


So much new and exciting things to create.
If you havent yet got one, please let me know and I would love to send you one in the post.


Worst Blogger Award.

And the winner for the "Worst Blogger Award" is............................... ME!!!!!!

I am so sorry guys for my lack of blogging in the past few months. I have been on a moajor roller coaster ride from Aiden breaking his leg to my computer crashing. I promise to be back with lots of awesome things to share with you over the next week or so.

xx Bel

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Very Talented Little Man......

My 2 year old son Aiden decided that he wanted to do some stamping this morning. So I thought "Why Not?!?!?!". He chose the colours himself (Pretty in Pink and So Saffron) and I must say what great colour co-ordination that he has. :) I layed out a couple of stamp sets and he decided that he wanted to use Nursery Necessities. I think cause he loved the elephant. So this is his creation using a little Note Card. I put the ink on the stamp but he stamped it all by himself and added his extra touch.
Hope you love it as much as I do.
Bel xx

Another JAI Challenge....

This week at Just Add Ink they have an awesome colour challenge....

So here is what I have come up with, I am really happy with it. Hope you are too. :)

I do apologise for the bad photo, I have bad lighting at the moment.

Hope to be back soon with some more things to share.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A little flower power...

Well I have seen lots of people doing these scallop circle flowers for a while now and I keep meaning to try them and this morning I FINALLY did. I seem to be going through a Regal Rose stage this week... he he he.

Paper - Very Vanilla, Regal Rose, Sweet Always DSP
Ink - Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Stamps - Polka Dot, On your Birthday
Accessories - Chocolate Chip 5/8 grossgrain, Large oval punch, scallop oval punch, silver brad

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cheers for your Birthday

Its my brothers birthday today, (Happy 25th Birthday Luke) so I thought that I would share with you the card that I made for him.
This card I have CASEd from the extremely talented Andrea Walford (very inspiring woman).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

For the perfect hostess....

Well as I am sure the rest of you are the same at the moment - I am finding myself with odds and ends and not quite sure what to do with them. And as I have a workshop this weekend I thought that I should make something for my lovely hostess.... Here is what I have come up with.

Its using the Pretties Kit. This kit is perfect for thinking ouside the square (so to speak)... :)

Thanks for looking... Hopefully back in the next couple of days to share more with you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Note Cards....

Today I thought that I would share with you some little note cards that I have been making - Lovely as gifts???!!!? These are great to do in bulk, which I am doing to try and use up alot of my DSP and bits and peices. I got my inspiration from Patty Bennett who is a SU demonstrator in US. Thanks Patty!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Pocket Silhouettes, On Your Birthday
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper - Kraft, Whisper White, Very Vanilla,Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Bella Rose DSP, Bella Bleu DSP, Urban Garden DSP, Raspberry Tart DSP
Accessories - Hodgepodge Hardware, Small Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Kiwi Kiss/ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, June 14, 2010

DSP Birthday Wishes.........

Yes! Yes! I know! I know! All this creating and all this posting! Well I am trying to make up for all the posting that I should have been doing. I have had all these projects sitting here waiting to be put up on my blog but I find it hard to find the time.
Today I thought that I would share with you a sketch/cards that are great for either male or female. Very simple layout, which I have seen on many peoples blogs, here is my version. :)
Stamps - On Your Birthday
Paper - Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Going Grey, Urban Garden DSP
Ink - Not Quite Navy
Accessories - Baja Breeze 1" Grossgrain Ribbon, Star Brad (Hodgepodge Hardware).

And here is a version with Raspberry Tart DSP -
Stamps - On Your Birthday
Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink - Rose Red
Accessories - Rose Red 1" Gross grain Ribbon, Star Brad (Hodgepodge Hardware)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Now I am not really the worlds best scrapbooker, and to be honest I find it really hard to scrapbook at times because I find that working in larger spaces is a little difficult. I think that is why I tend to like doing cards.
But as I am trying to challenge myself a little and I am trying to scrapbook my kids, I thought that I would share a 6 x 6 page that I have created.
I have kept it very simple as I wanted to keep the photo the main point and I really dont like overdone pages.
Stamps - Sweet Little Sentiments (level 1 hostess)
Paper - Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink - Riding Hood Red
Accessories - Slit Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin Diamentials

Using up my DSP....

Well this week I set myself a little challenge of trying to create something from somethings that are not current. (I suppose you could say that, as it was in the Spring Mini last year?) I have so much DSP at the moment and as its coming to the end of this years Ides Book and Catalogue I have decided to use what I can so that I can make room for all of Stampin Up's FANTASTIC new goodies that I know they will tempt me with in their new IB&C (coming out 1 Sept - So Exciting!!!).
So in saying all that, (I will try not to dribble much more...Lol!) I made myself a little pen holder. Last weekend as it was a long weekend I put it to much use and made a few changes in the house moving rooms around, so as my crafty area is now with the study I have decided to crafty it up so to speak... (Sorry Troy....Lol!).

Anyways I am hoping to be back in the next few days to share some more with you.

Changing again ???

As some of you have noticed that I have been changing my blog a little lately. Well I am trying to have a play around with it to get it in a way that I am happy with. I do apologise if you are finding this annoying and I will try to have it sorted soon.
Thanks for taking the time to stop and have a look.

Bel x

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge - JAI19

This week at Just Add Ink the challenge is these colours:

I must admit these colours are a little out of my comfort zone, but that is what a challenge is all about. So here is what I came up with, after a little inspiration from the lovely Marelle Taylor.

Also I thought that I would show you how cool this combination looks as a topper on a celophane bag. I recently did a share of some products and this is what it looks like with the Pretties.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look.

Bel x

Monday, May 31, 2010

Deals of the Week....

Through out the month of June, Stampin Up! are bringing you a new FANTASTIC promotion every week. You will get a % off a selection of products from the 2009-2010 Ideas Book & Catalogue.

This weeks deal is 30% off the following punches:

Normally these gorgeous punches reatail at $30.95 but until June 8 they are $20.12....WOW!!!! That is a great saving!!!!

112081 Scallop Square Punch
109183 Trio Flower Punch
110711 Boho Blossoms Punch
114889 Scallop Oval Punch

Contact me to take advantage of these great specials.

Beautiful Blogger Award....

Thankyou to the VERY TALENTED Lisa Jansen for giving me this award. It certainly has put a smile on my face.
So here are 10 things about myself that you may or maynot know:

1. I have always had an interest in craft, but it became my PASSION after being inspired my lovely upline Lisa Jansen.
2. I have been with my husband Troy for almost 10 years but only married for 3 years.
3. I LOVE iced coffee but don't like hot coffee.
4. I have 2 beautiful children Aiden who is 2 1/2 years and Hannah who is 1. Yes, 15 months apart.....and I love every minute.
5. I have NEVER been out of the country.
6. I have a passion for cooking, but would hate to work in a kitchen full time.
7. I find it hard to work with larger spaces as apposed to smaller ones. That is why I cant seem to get into 12 x 12 scrapbooking.
8. I look forward to Summer because I love all the yummy fruit that comes with it. But I can't stand the heat. Much prefer the cold winter.
9. I am addicted to the series Footballers Wives.... and devastated that they dont make that series anymore.
10. I believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason.
Here are some ladies that I wish to pass this on to (in no particular order). Some time during the week I always seem to find myself on their blogs being inspired somehow:
These ladies are all EXTREMELY talented and VERY INSPIRING, so take some time to check out thier blogs.
I hope to be back in the next few days with some new things to share.
Stay happy everyone.....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Surfs Up... 21st style !!!

Hi Again,
Once again I am sorry for my lack of blogging. I still have been creating but I just keep forgetting to blog...
Today I have a card to share that caught my eye in the Idea Book & Catalogue when it first came out and I just had to CASE. I thought that it would be perfect for my brother Andrew for his 21st. So FINALLY I have got the cute little set "Just Surfing" (just in time for his 21st) and I thought that I would share.

Stamps: Just Surfing
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Pacific Point
Accessories: 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grossgrain Ribbon, Paper Snips, Stampin Diamentionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin Sponges, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (Medium Sizzlits Dies).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Treats....

I hope that everyone enjoyed their Easter and all the fun that comes with it. I thought that I would share with you some quick and easy Easter things that I have been making. I will try and post the receipe tomorrow.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Baby got Back!!!

Thought that I would share this baby shower card with you. I have seen something very simular on someones blog - And I apologise for not remembering that very talented lady. This card was very quick and easy to make and I am loving these colours together for uni sex too.

Stamps - Nursery Necessities
Paper - So Saffron,Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Ink - Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories - Wide Oval Punch, Chit Chat Rub ons, Twine, Lage Square punch, Large Star Punch, So Saffron Grossgrain ribbon (ex-promo).

Friday, March 19, 2010


Hi Everyone
Sorry that I havent posted anything in a few months. Will be posting something to show you hopefully by next week.
Til then keep on Stamp Dreamin'