Bumbled Birthday

Slightly stupid moment: So I sat down over Easter to make a birthday card for my cousin who is currently in France. I thought it would be nice to send something since it's his first birthday away from home and in a foreign country. I wrote in it, put it in an envelope and had it addressed ready to post only to realise I'd confused his birthday (October) for his brother's (May). Duuuuh, I thought something was awry. Anyway, thought you might enjoy seeing it. I'll make something else closer to the time...

Don't you just love this cake? It's from the new Level 1 hostess set in the Stampin' Up! Autumn-Winter mini catalogue, 'A Slice of Life'. It comes to life with the Blender Pens. You can get this set for free (along with other free products of your choice) when you host a workshop between now and the end of July. A workshop is a great opportunity to hang out at your place with a few of your mates on a cold Winter day/evening and experience for yourself how great the Stampin' Up! products are! Email me for a booking today.


This week at Just Add Ink we're having a little chocolate fun in the lead up to Easter. The challenge is to use a colour combo from your favourite chocolate bar. I've chosen the ever-so-sweet Black Forest! Mmmm. This means my colour combo is made up of - Perfect Plum, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.

I haven't done much scrapping lately and I've been dying to do something with these photos taken in the early weeks of number two's arrival. Of course I remember how tired I was and how each of us was adjusting to life as a family of four. But what I love remembering the most are precious moments like these...

By the way, I had a hot glue gun available this week and so enjoyed making some ribbon flowers with buttons! The Stampin' Up! Organza ribbon worked a treat.

Panagbenga! JAI#63

This week at Just Add Ink the challenge is to take inspiration from this photo...

Isn't it fab?! In case you're wondering, the photo was taken at the Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio, Philippines. Notice the guys dressed as flowers behind the girls? Good sports I reckon!

And here's my card. It's quite a literal inspiration this time and I had heaps of fun doing something quite different to normal. Wish you could tell from the photo how great the Crystal Effects is on the collar!

Till next time :)

Edit 14/04. Wow thanks for choosing my creation as a Top Pick! I'm thrilled - it was such fun to make.

Bunny Houses

I taught a class making these little birdhouses recently and they went down a treat.

Jenny, one of the gals, sent me some pics of her own variation: A fabulous Bunny Favour box which she'll be filling with fake straw and Easter eggs. She said it took several hours to make all 12 but weren't they worth it?! Bet you'd like to be at her Easter dinner table...

Thanks so much for sharing, Jenny!!