Hey You!

I thought I would give paper piecing a bit of a go so I pulled out the Outline Alphabet and created this card.

I made this card with a fellow demo in mind.  She’s a very bright kind of girl (bit of a nut) and she loves Pumpkin Pie (and I’m not being sarcastic!).  I don’t think that she reads my blog but one never knows so shhh!! LOL!  I’ve paper pieced the “hey” and inked the “you” from another stamp using my Pumpkin Pie Marker…..one out of the Occaisional Greetings I think.  I also used my Crystal Effects to give the letters a bit more oomph.  I used my 1/2″ circle punch to punch out a couple of shapes from the Jersey Shore DSP and whacked a bit of Crystal Effects on them and raised them off the card with Dimensionals.

Something to brighten and cheer her day!

Until Next time,
Happy Stamping!

Fun & Fast Birthday

I love spring and summer and the bright colours that start to emerge in what people are wearing, the summer ranges of linen and tableware, flowers growing in a garden…..it’s just so darn cheery!!  With this in mind I pulled out the Jersey Shore range of designer series papers from SU! and the Fun & Fast Notes stamps and made a very cheery Happy Birthday card.   I think this would be suitable for a male (I intend to give this one to the BIL) or anyone really!  I used my SU markers to colour in the cake.  The little blue “brads” you see on the card are actually “faux” brads.  I used my 1/4″ circle punch to punch and then adhered them to the card with the 2-way glue pen and used Crystal Effects to make them pop!  I really love a bigger brad on the card and this idea always looks good!  Only thing is the Crystal Effects needs a little time to dry…..or you will end up with lovely fingerprint patterned brads!!  LOL

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes
Paper:Jersey Shore DSP, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue & Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Word Window punch, 1/4″ Circle punch, Sponges, Crystal Effects, 2-way Glue Pen

I have survived the first week of the school holidays here in Qld and we’re about to embark on week 2 which is why you haven’t seen me around much!  I have a couple of other projects in the works and hope to get them done to share with you soon.  I’m still waiting on my renovations so bear with me as I frustratingly create from a corner of my bedroom!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!


Dashing Crabs for Christmas!

At least I thought my little crabs were dashing!!! LOL.  These cards were made using practically the same products. All I’ve changed is the base card stock and ribbon. 

Stamps: Crab & Co, Season of Joy
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Old Olive & Water colour paper
Ink: Real Red, Versamark, Stazon
Accessories: Aqua Painter & Bold Bright Watercolour wonder crayons, Wide Olive & Red Grosgrain, Circle punch.

As I said in my post yesterday, I am trying to practise the water colouring and whilst i’m enjoying it as a change I don’t know if it’s my ‘thing’! IYKWIM?  I hope you don’t mind seeing Christmas Cards so early.  I figure the more I get done now the less i’m going to have to stress about come Christmas when there will be a wee new baby in the house!! 

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!!

So Saffron Blooming

I’m Back!!  And I’m terribly sorry to anyone who has had issues trying to reach the madonnadunn.com site.  Unfortunately due to an administration error (ie – I’m a ditz) the domain name expired and then someone else stole it from me so I had to make a new one with the .au on the end.  For those of you who read my posts regularly (Hi Kris!) I hope it’s not too much of a pain in the posterior!

Anyway, the above card is one I made weeks ago (pre-move) and hadn’t been able to find until a couple of days ago!!  I’m practising my water colouring! (I’m no Alisa Tilsner yet, but I’m working on it!)

Stamps: Blooming with Happiness (Spring Mini)
Ink: Stazon, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Old Olive, Going Grey, Versamark
Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Watercolour paper

I have another couple of cards to post so I will be back tomorrow!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!

Converting a 6×6 Scrap Page to 12 x 12

Gosh where has the last week gone??  I’m not sure I even know.  I get about the world these days in a land of my own.  Or off with the fairies as my Mother would say!!  Anyway, you probably don’t want to hear about all that do you??

I have a workshop make and take that is a 6×6 size.  Now most of my customers would scrap in either A4 or 12x 12.  I’ve got some pictures here showing you how i’ve converted the original 6×6 make and take into an A4 and then that into a 12×12 page.

This first picture is the 6×6 make and take.  Very simple and easy.  I find that if you use a black and white photograph it doesn’t matter what colour you use in the layout.  It will always match.  The colours used here are Soft Sky and Blue Bayou.  The Stamp set is Always from the Spring Mini.  The ribbon is the double stitched Blue Bayou.  The gorgeous child in the picture is my little man Thomas.  Cute huh?

This next picture is the 6×6 converted into A4.  I’ve just layered the original page onto Chocolate Chip Cardstock.  I’ve added a journaling block and some more stamping using the Always set.

The last picture is the finished 12×12.  I have used the hearts from Always and the “Rock and Roll” technique.  I’m a bit partial to that at the moment and seem to be using it a lot!  I just inked the heart in Blue Bayou and then rocked and rolled it into the chocolate chip ink which gives you the two colour effect.  Some more little circles at the bottom and Voila you are done!

I hope you liked it.  I hope my hostess likes it too!

I’m still operating out of boxes so my apologies for the lack of posts.  I have a hundred ideas running through my head but by the time I even find half of what I need to make it amongst the boxes and bits and pieces I’ve seriously lost my will to create!!  Poor me huh? LOL.  I’ll have to get me some of those Big Girl Panties on and Deal with it huh??!! LOL.  It probably doesn’t help that the bump is getting so big I can barely reach the desk anymore!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Housewarming Invitations

I’ve decided that my life is not busy enough with the new house, three children, being 31 weeks pregnant and still trying to operate my SU business out of boxes!  I’m going to have a housewarming party as well!!  LOL.  I just thought it would be nice to invite our friends who we never see since we’ve moved to celebrate the new house and I’m positive the chances of me wanting to do it after the baby is born are going to be slim to none!!


Very simple and plain.  I’m on a limited supply challenge until the renovations get done (ETA: 6-7 weeks – lets hope before the new baby comes eh?).  Anyway, as I can reach the scrap box, my markers and the draw of cardstock this is what I’m sending out!  The picture is a bit dodgy but I thought I had better get them in the post today so this is it I’m afraid!!  I’ll try harder next time!

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: 1/4″ hole punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ Circle Punches & Dimensionals.
Paper: Summer Picnic DSP & computer paper for invite

Anyway, hope you like them.  Very easy and quite Springy!  I have a couple of Christmas Cards here to photograph and show you in the next few days as well, so I will be back!!  Anything that I create from now until the craft room is done will be on limited supplies so I hope you don’t all get bored and stop visiting!!

Until Next time,
Happy Stamping!!

I’m Back!!

Well, the move is over {thank goodness!} and I’m finally back on line!!  YAY!!  Unfortunately, I still have no craft room :-( it’s all very sad and I’m hoping for a time frame on when I’m likely to be back up and running soon.  In the meantime I do have a couple of things I was able to stamp prior to moving and I’ll hopefully get those posted in the next day or so!

Thanks so much for your patience and lets all hope normalcy returns soon!!  (Well, as normal as I’m ever gonna be anyway!!) ;-)

Happy Stamping everyone!