Christmas Card Classes

Hello.  Long time no posting.  It’s been a crazy few weeks of school holidays and back to school and all the things that go along with co-ordinating that!!  I’ve also been up to my eyeballs in creating paper flower bouquets for my Niece who is getting married next weekend!! When I can, I will post pictures.

Now, I have been creating!! Yay!  These are the cards that are being created in my Christmas Classes in the next week or so.  If you’re interested in finding out more, please email me.

First card uses the O Holy Night stamp with some burlap ribbon and pieces of Designer Series paper from the Season of Style range.

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The next card is my favourite!!!  If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen the base when I did it over the weekend.  I used the Encore Silver Ink stamped onto the Smoky Slate Cardstock. Result? Divine!!  These stamps are from the Special Season set & Christmas Messages.  The blue is Island Indigo.  I do love this combination of colours.

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The final card uses the Wonderful Wreath Stamps and Merry Little Christmas stamps.  Merry Little Christmas has a coordinating Simply Created Card Kit.

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Hope you enjoyed these cards and that the girls doing class over the next two weeks enjoy them too.

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!!

MDS Monday

Happy Monday!!

First day of the school holidays here.  Two weeks of carefree nothingness!! Well….not really nothingness but most certainly no school lunches or school runs. Bliss!!!

Today is the MDS Monday Sketch challenge!!  Head on over to Nicole’s blog HERE to check it out.

My submission is as follows:

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This weeks page is my lovely little Lara May.  How far she has come since that tiny little bundle that she was when she was born.

Hope you’re having a super fab Monday wherever you are!!

Until next time!
Happy Creating!!

Colour Q Challenge #206

Hello!!  I’ve been up to my eyeballs in creating lovely things for a family wedding that’s coming up very fast! As such i’ve been a little out of the loop.  Anyway! Here now! lol

I saw this Colour Q challenge that had been pinned on Pinterest and I loved the colours…no surprises there right?? lol

Here’s the colours:

And here is my card:

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Stamps: Around the World
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Righ Razzleberry, Primrose Petals
Other: Basic Rhinestone, Hexagon Punch, Brights Stack DSP, White Bakers twine.

Hope you like. :-)

Until next time,
Mad x

As Happy As A….

Sometimes in the mornings, when we’ve been rushing to get out the door and this Mummy has been a wee bit shouty and short and may (or may not have) lost her temper a little bit, everyone gets a little bit of a pout and grump on.  One day after a bit of a morning that was worse than normal with kids (and I) being grumpier than normal I took a deep, deep breath and decided to change our moods.  I wasn’t going to wallow in the grumpy anymore.  And as such we as a family (Sans Mr D who was at work) decided that day we would be “as happy as Unicorns on Rainbows eating Cupcakes”!! Because that is as happy as you can be!!! Seriously! How much more happy can a person get??

And so….that brings me to my card…..This is take #2 of the Rainbow Unicorn Series.  There will be many more to come.  I feel it deep, deep down in my cockles.

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Have an AWESOME weekend!

Madonna x

Artfull Stampers Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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‘Tis the Season to be Crafty…falalalalala!!!  Welcome to the Artfull Stampers Blog Hop!  We are using products from the latest Holiday Catalogue for you to feast your eyes upon.  Check out the new format of the catalogue – online or via your current Demonstrator. It’s chock full of awesome ideas and products for you to make your up coming Holiday Season full of handmade goodness!!! The Artfull Stampers have been stamping up a storm again and we’re celebrating the launch of our new catalogue with another Blog Hop!! I’m # 2 on the hop. You may have come here from Melissa’s blog.

Today I’m showing you a different way to use the Season of Style Designer Journalling Tags.  You will find them on Page 22 of the Catalogue.  They fit perfectly with the 8×8″ divided page protectors that are available in this catalogue as well. But today I wanted to show you that if you don’t scrapbook, you shouldn’t just skim over these babies! They’re great for cards too!! And only $8.95!!

I’ve made a little folder that fits 6 cards and envelopes.  A great gift to give a teacher!

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All the cards use the co-ordinating Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack as well.  For $11.95 you get 48 sheets of quality paper – 24 sheets of 2 double sided designs! Great for mass production!!

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I’ve also used the Season of Style Washi Tape which is so cute!!!

This project came together really quickly! So the little journalling tags are a great way to make a bunch of cards in a hurry!!

Next on the hop you will be heading on over to  Anna’s Blog!  Enjoy the hop and don’t forget to leave some comment love.

If you get lost you can come back here and see the whole list down below!

Until Next time!
Happy Stamping!!!



Melissa Davies :

Madonna Dunn:


Alisa Tilsner:

Nicole Derendorf:

Tamsin Adams:

Carolyn Bennie:






MDS Monday Sketch Challenge

It’s time again for another sketch Challenge! Remember, you don’t have to have MDS to participate! You can do paper and ink projects too!! The challenge is open for two weeks and you can enter on Nicole’s Blog – HERE.

Here’s the Sketch:



And here is my version:

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I did a page with some pictures I took of my Tommy at Hockey a few weeks ago.  This is his first ever season playing! Kate has joined too so stay tuned for her pics which I’m sure to scrap in the next wee while.

Until next time!
Happy Creating!



So it’s been five days…

I’ve just been made aware it’s been five days since my last post!!  I am sorry Jemma for letting life get in the way of the blogging.  I’ll do my best to keep up again!! lol

So continuing on the stamping by the sea theme I’ll show you some of the rest of the cards that I made whilst relaxing and enjoying myself sans family.

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One of the best things about retreat is getting to play with stamp sets that you don’t own….yet!! lol. This one – Cycle Celebration (only $29.95 in clearmount!!) – has been on my list from the beginning.  I enjoyed getting a chance to play with it.

Tomorrow is MDS Monday on the Blog so be sure to come back and check it out.

Until next time,
Happy Creating!!
Mad x

It’s a case…

So we’re still stamping by the sea (ocean)…still enjoying the company of like-minded talented and creative people.  Still enjoying time to just *be*. You know? No running after kiddies, no sorting life shizzle out.  Bliss.

So anyway as part of the weekend I did make quite a number of cards and some of those were cased from others as well as the catalogue.  The first card here today is a case of a card Nicole made.

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I used one of my new favourite stamps – Gorgeous Grunge and the happy Yippee Skippee stamps which have some great sentiments.  I love this one!! You can never have too much happy is fabulous!!!

Next card is a direct case of the current Catalogue. The only difference is that I didn’t use a doiley but the doiley die and I changed up the colours a bit.

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Hope you are enjoying the regular posts.

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Mad x

If we’re stamping by the sea….

We should make cards that fit that theme! Yes? Yes! lol

This card came about after my dear, kind and wonderful friend Nicole challenged me to use the Venetian Romance DSP.  Which I (I will admit) find a bit yack.  Not my cup of tea at all so as you can imagine I found this quite a challenge!!

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You can see how I layered the shells in this picture below.



I used watercolour paper from SU to make the circle.  I stamped the image and then picked up the Island Indigo on my aqua painter and mixed it around.  I wanted it to look a little less “formed” as such.

Anyway! Hope you liked it.  Still many more cards to come from the retreat.

Happy Stamping!

Continuing Stamping by the Sea

….but technically it was an ocean….but stamping by the ocean doesn’t have the same ring to it does it??? lol

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This card was one I had cased from Pinterest.  The original was a Jen Del Muro card.

From there I then used my socks as inspiration…continuing along with the geometric theme made this card! (And don’t you love my new yellow Converse!!!????!!!)

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I used the Pennant Punch to make the triangles.  I kinda loved this one!!  I’m also a bit in love with the Candy Dots Stampin’ Up! are now selling! Yummy! Colours in this card are Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay. Birthday Greeting was from Cycle Celebration.

Hope you like the Geometric cards!!

Catch you next time!
Happy Stamping!!!