Category Archives: Cards

Birthday Bling

With the constant rain on the weekend I used some of the time to make  cards for some special friends. Both are celebrating birthdays this week.

 Little Malia from No. 2 Jarrah Place is celebrating her 4th birthday while my long time friend and workmate, Jenny is celebrating her big 50!

This is Malia’s card…..

I wanted something girly with BLING…what do you think…enough Dazzling Diamonds??? I love the Concord Crush with the Pear Pizzazz colours, in this. Yum! The final touch was the sentiment from Short & Sweet…”Wish Big”. So I hope Malia does and has a very special day. MWAH! to you Miss Malia.

I liked the card so much I thought that Jenny would too, so I  changed it ever so slightly to produce this one….

The sentiment for Jenny’s card comes from the “Every Moment” stamp set we all received at the Brisbane Regional Training last month.

It says “When we see with our hearts, every moment is the most wonderful gift in the world.” Nice? Huh?

Off to help mother dear buy her new Apple laptop from the Apple Store at Robina! Wish me luck (and the shop assistant who serves her!!Only joking Mum!)

Catch you later


A Belated Birthday gift!

On Saturday night my husband and kids were all busy doing their own thing so I had an evening of stamping on my own. How nice was that!!! 

My beautiful sister-in-law, Karen, celebrated her  birthday on Wednesday and as usual we didn’t catch up until a few days after the fact. I had a play with a few new goodies to make her card and a little gift. As a rule we don’t give gifts as we have a big family so just spoil the kids (who are all now young men!)

This is the card I made for her along with a little “milk carton” filled to the top with “tic tacs”. She loved the cute box and matching card. She commented that she’d love to be able to make something like that!!! I told her that the last person that told me she couldn’t create is now in my downline blowing our minds with her beautiful (and creative) projects. HEY? Miss Michelle…I told Karen to be careful what she wished for and asked her when she will be booking a workshop. LOL!

We had a great night catching up. Drinks, nibblies, pizza and the Rugby League Grand Final. It was so much fun with a group of family and friends, not to mention Karen making all sorts of funny “football” comments! I forget that she spends every weekend in Winter “living football” with two of her boys.

Anyway, the little gifts were appreciated I think.

Have a great week


Caty Launch

It’s been so long that I have blogged that I have overlooked sharing photos from my Launch gathering. The ladies made two projects and had a few options in the process. We had lots of fun and shared ideas as the WISH LIST grew with the turning of each page.

Thanks must go to my SU buddy, Sarah Klass for the inspiration for one gift the girls received on arrival.

It was a New Catalogue Survival Kit which contained lots of little goodies such as homemade post it notes, tabs for their new caty, sheets to stamp for colour families, a pen, page flags etc.

I love the red strip that was added at the last minute! From Michelle O’Neill! She had gone through the new caty and added up how much it would cost to buy one of EVERYTHING in this catalogue. (…and people think I am anal. Hah!) It was a guessing competition that she used at her launch.

You wouldn’t belive that two of my ladies (who are great friends), guessed almost the same amount and were only $50 below the correct amount. You can send me a comment if you want to know the exact amount!!!!!! (or perhaps Michelle!)It’s between $19,000-$21,000! Yes, kinda makes you start looking at your own collection and thinking…how much is too much! (Sorry Kirsty! I wasn’t including you in this general statement.LOL!)

You’ll notice that one of the projects show the girls using the Cottage Garden paper with Rich Razzleberry Cardstock. Some of the ladies were catching up on a class that they’d missed a few weeks earlier as well as playing with the new goodies.

We made an easel card which was quick and fun.  So sorry….we were so “into it“, I forgot about documenting the day with my camera!  This project looked great with the Rich Razzleberry and Crumb cake colours.  The background here is embossed with the Perfect Polka dots Embossing Folder and because everyone loves stamping so much, I demonstrated a few options using the “For You flower” as the focus. On this one, I  embossed the flower then punch out the middle and added some colour using Tangerine Tango.  Everyone loved their finished work!

Whew! So many post…think I need a little lie down!


Father’s Day Goodies from Year 1

My beautifil students in lGH had a ball making their Daddy’s these very cute cards last term. With a little help from my Big Shot Machine and SU’s Totally Tools stamp set they busied themselves for an afternoon of cardmaking. (Don’t panic…I had precut and stamped- I felt like I was getting ready for a demo!!)

Each child wrote a message to their Daddy’s on the inside then painted a tiny canvas by first drawing a picture of themselves and their Dad  in black outline followed by a splash of paint. These were then wrapped in basic coloured paper and the children drew pictures or created patterns for the wrapping.

I hope their Dad’s got a buzz from their child’s efforts. I know I did!

A quick catch-Up

Like the saying goes…. “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

So I will share some things I’ve made over the last month or so via pictures with the least amount of words as possible!

  It’s been nice to create without the pressure of “getting” ready for anything in particular. You know, stamping and making things for the joy it brings others as well as the satisfaction that it brings because “I made it”.

The first is a set of cards I made and sent off to England for a special friend who still writes to me with pen and paper. Her  letters are my favourites ones to get from my “real” mailbox. I had so much pleasure making them for Judy as I kept imagining her reactions as she opened her gift.

I used the Big Shotz to emboss the flowers onto vellum.

Love the elegant effect.

These are some of the DVD covers that I made for a very “rare” (almost extinct) team meeting (yes, girls, I cn hear you giggling!),   I had after Sydney Convention. Of course- it was full of great ideas and special moments catptured at the event. I made an extra special versions for my wonderful manager, Madonna…so thank you to all the demos who suffered the embarrassment of posing with Sock Monkey. She loved all the special attention she received!

Speaking of Mads….it was her birthday at the end of May. We had a team day at her place sharing our convention experiences and having a day of stamping via a shoebox swap session, eating and laughing. Her present was a lasagne dish with handles. She has since sent me two photos of the dish in use saying how much she “love, love, loves it”.

It sounded so useful,I have since gone and bought one for myself!!!!

For my local bloggers try “Coopers” just outside of Big W @ Tweed City. The shop that we all think is just a kitchen shop. LOL! I now own two, yes two, L&H handbags and just love them. I have also visited many time to pick a variety of gorgeous gifts and jewellery. Check it out.

Anyway, the black ribbon I bought caught my eye straight away,as it reminded me of the “Circle Circus” stamp set. Don’t you love it when an idea forms in your head and you get that buzzing feeling that “OMG! This is gonna work!” Well, I was very happy with the result. I embossed the circles and the butterflies and although soooo very simple, the effect was striking.

Like I said an “OMG” moment.



That’s me, Margie and Anne at Madonna’s. At my team meeting I had pressies for the girls. Margie was given the apron she is wearing. It has my team logo sewn on the front. “Stampdragons”. The card was  for Anne’s birthday.

         This last collection I made yesterday for my “neice”, Jessica.  Jessie was my flower girl when I was married an now she is 25 and having her first bubby. I attended a beautifully planned baby shower for Jess, which took place in her back yard with a few of her closest friends. She still calls me Aunty Mege, and she’s a special young lady whose Mum, (Karen-my cousin) is one of my best buds.   I think it’s true to say that our mothers traits have been firmly passed down the generations. Although, Kar and I would say that we are definitely the “cooler” versions. LOL!

This is Jess, looking so happy and healthy. My bets are on a little girl.





…and this is the card I made to match the Kikki-K baby set I got her.

(It was another OMG! moment when I saw the little book pack)

…and you know the funniest things about it. Look closely at the pen….

…yep, that’s a stylised Sock Monkey image, right there!!!! Trust me.I wasn’t able to get a closer shot, Sorry. It ‘s hanging from a branch right in the middle of the pen and sitting on a branch at the top.

Each of the little books inside were for when you have “baby brain” and can’t remember a thing. “Feed times, special moments and sleeptimes”.So cute. I also added some Bonds clothing and love the tiny little tights.

I actually made two cards. This is the one that I kept as Alan chose the blue ribbon version to give her!

Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed the picture tour. If there’s any supplies etc. you want to know about in order to make the cards too, just send me a message and I’ll fill you in.

Hugs, Mege