Exciting times.

What a bedroom mess.

Well! Hello there! Yes it’s me I’m back.

Long story, short version. We have finally purchased and renovated our home, which is what has kept me out of the picture here. What should have been a couple weeks has turned into months. I’m sure all you renovating people know how schedules can go astray.

Exciting news!  I am here with renewed focus and vigor, ready to post some of the new exciting cards from the coming January catalogue. My sneek preview order arrives any day so stay tuned. In between time enjoy this little first birthday version with my favorite owl punch.


Sadly not all products are Stampin’Up, with the star, DSP, and Happy Birthday from my “Other Stash”. The balloon are 3 shapes, heart, star and round in Blackberry Bliss and the Owl in Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.

The inspiration came from Pinterest where the owl punch cards are numerous. But special mention to Julia Hall from The Crafty Bug for the basic layout.


Naomi. xx



Just maybe as you look at this card you may think its  not such a ‘cute baby card’ but this young lady is well and truly off and running!! Baby gone!! Besides I think it’s more what Mum and Dad might like really and in this case Nan and Pop as well. Inside has cuteness!

Isabella watermarked

Or maybe it was me. I wanted to play with the Chalkboard paper and ColorBox© Chalk Rose Coral  Ink I received recently, as well as the Big Day Stamp set which is one of the free sets in the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. I chose the lovely tulips from the Painted Blooms DSP as my background. One of my favorite flowers as it was my Granddads delight to grow them every year in Tasmania.

I first inked up the largest stamp with Brilliance Moonlight White and hand  colored over that on the “Celebrate” in Coastal Cabana  with the Stampin’Write pen. Stamped on to Chalkboard paper and heat set. A new addition to Stampin’up! Using my  Stamp-a-ma-jig I lined up the cake after inking with the Rose chalk. Heat dried that then added the candle, again I inked with the Brilliance then some Daffodil Delight that gave a subtle yellow. Heat dried again.  I think using these inks have given the desired  chalky effect. I quickly  cut out the image, rounded the corners and mounted it onto some Blushing Bride.

The rest of the sentiment was stamped with the coral chalk and punched out with the oval punch before backing with Blushing Bride card stock.   I mounted both pieces with some dimensionals onto the DSP that had been glued to a Blushing Bride  Note Card , added a Bakers Twine bow and card complete. OH! Just a pearl on the end of the Ice cream ! Who doesn’t love Ice cream.

Bye till next time.

Thanks for stopping bye.