Thursday, 9 August 2012

Sip by sip

Having fun with Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and  the gorgeous DSP.
The stamp set Sip by Sip is sadly retired but the Tea Shoppe set would work also.
Just a nice card for a friend who you like to share a cuppa with.
Loving the Baker's Twine in different colours too.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Delightful Decorations Christmas Card Class

Christmas should be fun, simple and Fabulous!
So this year to ease the stress I am going to hold Christmas Card Classes each month and make 10 cards so that by the end of November I will have a beautiful stack of cards and gift tags and decorations!!
If you would like to join me please drop me a line I would love to have your company.
the first class will be Sunday August 26 at my home in Rockhampton.
These will be the first 2 cards we make. Stampin' Up! tools make it so easy.

Stamps; Delightful Decorations, french Foliage, Punches Three, Always
Tools:  Delightful Decorations Punch, Simply Scored, Square Scallop Punch
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Pool Party
Paper: Confetti White- so sad this is retiring, Crumb Cake


Love Collage! So may great Stampin Up tools !!!

Another of my Collage frames. This time with a wedding flavour.
These make beautiful gifts and are lovely to personalise with ephemera that holds significance for you and the recipient.
For orders please email me at

I have used the Lovely Letters Alphabet, Tiny Tags stamp set and Punch, Whimsical Words and Always stampsets. Curly Label Punch, Scallop square punch, Bird Punch,  both Square Punches, the small circle punch,  Antique Brad, Crumb cake Seam Binding.

I had lots of fun playing with very vanilla, crumb cake, ribbon and shapes and pearls of course,
And I did mix and match from my overflowing craft box of goodies.

Stampin' Up! Products make it so easy. you can contact me to get some supplies for yourself.
Hope you like my version. I have seen various similar collages around the web but don't have any direct links , ( and can't find them now) . Hope I haven't offended anyone... 
Bye for now, Lillybet

Monday, 6 August 2012

Box of flowers Card

This is a birthday card for a 21 yr old  who loves Pink, and sparkles-  so there is plenty of bling.
It was easy to make using the Simply Scored tool
This is the inside of the box with the posy of paper flowers, a ribbon bow and button and heart decorated with dazzling diamonds glitter
On the facing page is a pocket to put in a gift card, and 2 tags to write messages on. It closes and ties with a bow of pink pirouette ribbon.
The stamp set is Elizabeth and Happiest Birthday wishes for the sentiments
I have also done this style for wedding cards and for special birthdays. just email me if you would like instructions.
Another version, using Always stamp set.

thanks for looking, Lillybet

Blue Collage

Blue Collage
I do have a thing for squares and geometry. This little collection uses many Stampin' Up! products but also a few from my collections over the years. the floral paper is from Liberty of London from a recent trip, buttons and hat pin from my stash.
Stamp sets :
Pocket silhouettes - sadly retiring
Sip by Sip
Elementary Elegance - for the hello
scallop square punch
Bird Punch (for the branches)
oval punch (for the vase)
butterflies embosslits

thanks for looking, Lillybet

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Starting Out with the Best of Everything

This is all new to me. I love to paper craft and love seeing so many photos from other amazing paper artists so thought I would also share. So here goes!!!
I designed this cottage garden layout and  have used it quite a few times (more photos coming) from the fabulous Best of Everything set and sentiments and embellishment from the great Kindness Matters set.
I have used Apricot Appeal (using up old stashes!) and Night of Navy. I have cut the front of the card with a ripple border to expose the interior and have stamped the half doily from Kindness Matters along the inside. I neatened up the edge using the thick end of the Stamp n'Write marker.

this is the inside - on it's side.

Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Mother's Day Cards using Manhattan Flower

Mother's Day cards are always fun to make because you can go overboard with beautiful things!!
I have used the Manhattan Flower embossed card in Whisper White and painted it with my Aqua Painter using Pretty in Pink ink. The inspiration for this card comes from a few different places I have seen on Splitcoast Stampers and various sites. I am very new to blogging but will try to attach the right links. I hope I don't offend anyone if I get it wrong. found it!
Anyway, I have layered the card on Night of Navy Cardstock, tied a matching pink organza ribbon around the rose layered with Navy Grosgrain ribbon and used a Hodgepodge Hardware Brad to anchor the bow. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet - a very versatile set - anchored with a Hodgepodge Frame.  (This too is no longer availalbe from Stampin Up but I can't bear to part with anything so I am using them up slowly - I'm sure you know what I mean).
I almost always decorate the inside as well and have stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment, along with the Fabulous Foliate Wheel ( this one is current!) in the Navy.

Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Always great for a Thankyou Card

The Gorgeous Heart from the Always Stamp set  (sadly retired), is very useful for thankyou cards for that special person, but any heart stamp or punch could be adapted.
Here I have embellished the heart with a few flowers and some sparkle. The combination of Wild Wasabi and Night of Navy with Bashful Blue is a refreshing combination. The sentiment is from Kindness Matters, with pocket silhouettes stamped for the base, and framed nicely with the Modern Label Punch, and a butterfly embosslit.

Always used again here with the heart and the bird for a very elegant thankyou using Baja Breeze. The seam binding ties very beautiful soft bows and is very easy to use, and looks lovely with the antique brads.
I love my modern label punch for a focal point.

 Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Organic Grace set using different colours

Baja Breeze
so saffron
perfect plum &embossed butterfly
Bashful blue &certainly celery
pink pirouette with tiny tags

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Soft Subltes 6 ways using Organic Grace

Soft Subltes 6 ways

I love the Stampin' Up! Soft Subltes range and have been experimenting with a favourite stamp set Organic Grace (now retired) with 6 different looks.

So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist, all in combination with Certainly Celery orWild Wasabi ( a very versatile colour) have been stamped and assembled using different layouts and embellishments.
I like the different ways they came together.

All these colours are so easy to use.  You could use any stampset with a floral theme. Pocket Silhouettes also adds a good base to the foliage.

Thanks for looking, Lillybet

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Pocket Silhouettes, Cottage Garden for Mum

"Pocket Silhouettes"  is my all time favourite 'go- to 'stamp set and I have used it today to make a Mother's Day card. Using Baja Breeze card and matching Ribbon as the base, I have stamped a cottage garden in a square. I then Matted that on Night of Navy cardstock and layered that up with dimensionals. I also used the gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add that little sparkle - just perfect for Mum. The sentiment is layered on a separate piece or used with the modern label punch.
I have also done the same style of cottage garden using the current set Best of Everything, in a different colour set- Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose and Night of Navy.

Pocket Silhouettes

Best of Everything

Thanks forlooking, Lillybet

Best of Everything, the Inside of Mother's day