Two farewell/ thank you cards, were required for my work, large enough for a lot of people to sign.

here they are:

this card used stickers from the new simply scrapping kit sunny day and retired pumpkin pie ribbon.


this card used retired designer series paper Afternoon tea and flowers from my stash.


Blog Candy to win!!

As a thank you to those who have supported both Mad for Markers and The Stamp Spot since their beginning, and to welcome new readers, customers and fans …. they are offering a joint blog candy give away!!

Yep, that’s right … this is what is included:

8×8 Paper Pack from Making Memories Flutterby Range
Three Packs of Kaisercraft Rhinestones (Hot Pink, Turquoise, Silver)
Inky Impressions Stamp – Lili’s Chicks
Sarah Kay Stamp – Adele Enjoying Fresh Apples
Pot of Flowersoft, Fushia
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Textile
Prima Say it in Pearls, Style 535650
Prima Dynasty Crystal Flower Centres
A Memento Black Ink Pad

And a $60 voucher to go towards your Copic Collection

It’s over $150 worth of goodies.

How can you win it?

Between now and the 15th May 2010, sign up as a follower on both blogs – you must be a follower on both blogs to win.

You must then post a blog post on your own blog, announcing this blog candy to your followers and readers.
Leave a comment on both blogs, sharing the link to your post.

So sign up here at The Stamp Spot and at here Mad for Markers to be in the running for this great prize.

Don’t forget to leave your blog post link in the comments of both blogs!

We appreciate some people don’t have their own blogs. If you don’t have a blog, please sign up as a follower on both blogs and then email Marcia at the Stamp Spot and let her know …

The blog candy is open to all readers, not just Australian bloggers.

**All eligible entrants will be given a listed number and the winning number will be chosen from Random.Org

Good luck


Thanks to some inspiration from Marcia at The Stamp Spot I have made these mothers day cards for my next workshop. Quick and easy!

In white:

In cream:

And my daughters version:

Click here to view mini catalogue.

thanks to all those who commented about missing my posts.

I will post info about Stampin’ up! and the occasional card but i will still stay focussed on my scrapbooking! Which I have managed to do so much the last few weeks!

coming soon a sneak peak at the new autumn/ winter mini and so exciting the Bigshot Die cutting machine ! is coming too….

This will be my last post. I am so wanting to focus on scrapbooking and I find this takes up so much time that I could be using to scrap or spend time with my kids so I am signing off! . thanks for your comments and encouragement.


Joshua turned 3 this month and he is obsessed with trains so it went without saying he had to have a train cake. I was introduced to a great kitchen shop and discovered they hire out cake tins. So I hired a 3D train cake tin and tried my luck. I was so pleased with the result. A friend lent me a piping bag and I tried dream whip for the first time too. Oh the potential for a disaster all these first time trying but it worked! I couldn’t belive it  the cake cooked like it should have and didn’t stick and after waiting 4 hours for it to cool and three hours of decorating , I had a Thomas train cake! what was the best part was half way thru Joshua’s gets excited as he realises its Thomas the train!

Here are some photos:

Soon I will be able to get back to scrapping. yet another year has past and I am so far behind……

Here are some sample cards I have made this week.

Vanilla cardstock embossedwith my cuttlebug  and apricot card used as the insert.

Vanilla cardstock embossed and blush blossom insert with regal rose ribbon.

Flutter butter honey patterned paper, wioth choc chip and vanilla insert and pewter pearl.

Earth love repeat paper with choc chip and vanilla with cram taffetta ribbon and rhinstone.

Fresh Cut card with apricot stamped and mellow moss ribbon & flower with pearl, Background paper is flutter butter honey and apricot appeal 5 petal flower.

The same fresh cut card with teaparty patterned paper as background.

Tea party patterend paper with pearl.

Tea Party paper with paper flower.

Sweet Always paper with 5 petal flower.

Anyone who knows me knows I love flowers and it is rare for me to scrap a page that doesn’t have a flower on it somewhere (hard to do on boys pages lol)

I recently scrapped a double page of the photos of all the flowers I was blessed to receive when I had Joshua. the flowers were beautiful and I now have the page on my craft room wall to brighten my day everyday.

flowers pg 1


flowers pg2

 I hope they brighten your day!

At the stamp camp we had the very talented Jan  show us how to make these very cute boxes. After making the first one I thought they would make great christmas/ ‘thank you’ presents for the teachers so I made another in christmas paper.





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