Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hi there…

It has been sooooooo long since I have done any blogging. Life has been a whirlwind for the last couple of months with starting a new job and Christmas and all the end of the year stuff that happens.

Since the last post my youngest boy, Luke, has had a birthday and is now 3, I did a Wow Presentation at the Field Training event here in Canberra, my Hubby and I went away (yes, kids free) to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary, and over the Christmas break we all travelled up to Cessnock and then to Grafton to visit family. They're just the main things!!

I am looking forward to the year ahead. My eldest daughter, Alana, starts highschool this year. That's a bit scary — it seems like only yesterday she was a baby. Now, four children on, my baby is 3 and heading off to Playschool one day a week. What ever shall I do in my spare time??? Actually, I won't be stamping the whole time (or doing housework etc). I would like to do some more art again. For those that don't know, I am an artist in my "spare" spare time! It has gone out the window a bit in recent years, but the fire was lit up again at the end of last year when I sold two of my works at an exhibition in November.

Anyway, it's about time I show you some cards!

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I wanted to share these with you :)
Last year I ran a couple of Christmas card stamp a stacks. These two cards are a couple of the designs that we did. Although I made these, I didn't get around to making and sending cards this year — I just had too much on.

I love the versatility of the Season of Joy stamp set. Here I have used the flower image, together with some sponging around the edges to create the background. The large image with the greetings is the focus and has just a touch of glitter. The colours are Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and Not Quite Navy.

I wanted create a Christmas card with an Australian feel to it. So for this second card I have used the gum blossom from the Bloom Away stamp set and a greeting from the Many Merry Messages set. The colours used are Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. I love that red!!

Well… time has got away and I need to get dinner happening. I have some more things to show you, but that will have to wait until next time.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Good to have you back in the world of blogging! Your examples, as always, are gorgeous!

  2. Hi Shell, Happy New Year! Great to see you back on line, love the cards and we'll catch up soon


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