30 December 2011

Butterfly Bling

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I made this card for two really good friends who each have a birthday during December. I love the new Glimmer Paper in the Summer Mini. I've put some of the red Glimmer Paper through the big shot using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and the Movers & Shapers Punch Windows for this card. Once the Glimmer Paper went on, there really wasn't much more needed so I kept it simple.

Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper;

Ink: Basic Gray;

Stamp: Petite Pairs;

Dies: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Movers & Shapers Punch Windows;

Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval;

Other: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine.

24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

Merry Christmas everyone - only one sleep to go! I made this card for some of my creative friends. I've used:

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red

Stamp Sets: Stitched Stockings, Pennant Parade, Petite Pairs

Punches: Large Oval, Stocking Tag Builder Punch

Die: Scallop Envelope

Other: Basics Glimmer Brads, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dauber

Stampin' Up! have just announced that the Stocking Tag Builder Punch will only be available while stocks last - they won't be carrying it over to any future catalogues. So if you'd like to use it on your cards next Christmas, contact me to order it before they run out.

17 December 2011

Christmas Swap

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

I made this card for the Stampers Anonymous Christmas card swap event at our annual Christmas party last week.

I used: Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, Real Red ink, Contempo Christmas stamp set, Real Red satin ribbon and rhinestone jewels. The base card was put through the big shot using the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

14 December 2011

Some scrapbooking

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I've been on leave for the last three days and today I managed to do some scrapbooking.

In the Chelsea layout, I've used the beautiful DSP, Spice Cake from the new mini. I've also used Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock. The title was made using the Simple Letters Alphabet on the Big Shot. In the top right hand corner, I've put a Glimmer brad through a Very Vanilla button which was made using the Buttons #5 Sizzlits die.

In the Horse and Groom layout (that's the name of a pub in the Cotswolds in England), I've used the Big Top Birthday DSP, Real Red cardstock and Real Red Satin ribbon.

27 November 2011

The Nicest Things

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

I made this card using The Nicest Things stamp set. It's a great set for a little girl's birthday. This stamp really makes a card special. I stamped it in Staz On Ink and coloured using the blender pen and some Classic Stampin' Pads. Cardstock colours are Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla. Paper is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Patterns pack. I've also used some Velvet Designer Ribbon (available from December in the Summer Mini) and Basic Pearls Jewels.

19 November 2011

Stamp sets for sale

If you missed the Stampers Anonymous GIANT craft sale this morning, don't worry. I still have quite a few sets left to sell. Most are still in really good condition. If you're interested in any of the sets listed here or if you have any questions, please contact me with your address and I'll post them to you.

Prices below do not include postage and handling which is extra.

Jumbo Outline Alphabet $20
Big Deal Alphabets $20

Gentler Times $20
Fresh Cuts $8
Garden Whimsy $15
Hello Again $5
Carte Postale $20
Paisley $15

Razzle Dazzle $10
Simply Said $15
Terrific Tulips $10
Heartfelt Thanks $15

Three Little Words $8
Wonderful Favourites $20

Crab & Company $10

06 November 2011

Triple Treat Flower

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

I love stamps that coordinate with punches. This beautiful flower coordinates with 3 different punches - the Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower and 1/2" Circle Punch and I've used all three to add a bit of colour and dimension. The stamp is called Triple Treat Flower and is part of the A La Carte range. Another stamp from the same range is Elizabeth - it's the beautiful border stamp that I've used on the bottom of the card. I've also used Basic Black Satin Ribbon and Basic Jewels. The greeting is from Petite Pairs.

02 November 2011

A BIG Sale

During November, get 10 percent off select Big Shot dies. Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing, and more.

Page 156 #117332 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die - Usually $21.95 - Now $19.75
Page 156 #114515 Flower Burst Embosslits Die - Usually $21.95 - Now $19.75
Page 157 #114517 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Usually $14.95 - Now $13.45
Page 157 #116824 Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Usually $14.95 - Now $13.45
Page 157 #119277 Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder -Usually $14.95 - Now $13.45
Page 158 #113440 Buttons #5 Sizzlits® Die - Usually $9.95 - Now $8.95
Page 159 #113466 Pillow Box BigzT Die - Usually $36.95 - Now $33.25
Page 159 #114507 Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - Usually $39.95 - Now $35.95
Page 159 #120903 Scallop Square Duo Bigz Die - Usually $39.95 - Now $35.95
Page 160 #115953 Mover & Shapers Punch Windows - Usually $54.95 - Now $49.45

Page 160 #120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die - Usually $69.95 - Now $62.95
Page 160 #121810 Petal Cone Bigz L Die - Usually $59.95 - Now $53.95

Don't have a Big Shot? Get 10% off our exclusive Big Shot Bundle! The Big Shot Bundle (item 128944) includes the following:

Page 155 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Page 156 Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die
Page 157 Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

USUALLY $186.85. NOVEMBER ONLY $168.16

Contact me to order.

22 October 2011

Create a Cupcake

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

We made this card at my Stamp-a-stack this month. It's a great birthday card for children and is so quick and easy. I've only used one stamp set: Create a Cupcake on page 36 of the IBC. I've used a number of punches, including the Cupcake Builder punch. Ink and cardstock colours include Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.

16 October 2011

Hello Blossoms

This is a card that we made at a recent Stamp-a-stack to ring in Spring. It was really simple to make and didn't take long at all.

We used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White Cardstock with Old Olive Ink. The stamp used is called Hello Blossoms.

The beautiful pattern made with the Tempting Turquoise cardstock was made by using the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.

Some of the ladies made the card a bit more colourful by using markers to make the flowers different colours. Another idea is to put buttons over the flowers, like I've done here with the Designer Buttons (the Brights collection).

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

12 October 2011

Bold Brights and Trinkets

I put this layout together from a Step by Step challenge at Home and Scrapped. I love the Designer Series Paper in the new Idea Book and Catalogue. The patterned paper on this layout is from Big Top Birthday. It uses Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red, Peach Parfait, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. I've used these colours in the cardstock and ink on the page. I've also used the stamp sets Sweets for the Sweet and Delicate Doilies.

I also love the new trinkets and I've used one here. I think it adds a nice touch.

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

I wanted to use the bright colours with these photos because this was a really happy day for me. It was on my trip to Europe three years ago. Ben and I were just about to set off on our bus trip around the continent. These photos are from our week with Ben's family at the Cotswolds in England - it's a really beautiful town full of thatched-roof cottages. It was the first time that I'd seen snow. It was also Easter Sunday, so we had a white Easter, which was very special.

09 October 2011

It's been a while...

I've been a naughty blogger, but I have a lot to show you to make up for lost time.

The first is a card I made recently using some great new stamps and my favourite colour combo - Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

I've only used one stamp set - Posy Punch which is only available to hostesses. This set has 3 beautiful flowers which conveniently coordinate with the Fancy Flower punch. They also lend themselves very well to the Rhinestone jewels. The beautiful border is a Textured Impressions folder, Framed Tulips.

I'll be back soon with more.

01 August 2011

Retired List

It's time to say goodbye to some of our favourites in the current Catalogue. You can see the retired list here.

The good news is that some products are on sale, but only until stocks last. So hurry... if you would like anything from this list, please let me know by sending me an email. A minimum amount of $4 postage and handling applies.

23 July 2011

Strength & Hope

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

I love this butterfly from the Strength & Hope set in the current mini. We made this card at my last Stamp-a-stack. It didn't show up in the picture, but the butterfly was inked in Melon Mambo with Shimmer paint daubed over the top before stamping onto the cardstock. The ribbon is from the free pack that is currently being sent out with all orders over $100.

The Strength & Hope set was created to raise money for breast cancer. $2 from every sale of this set go towards The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It is available in wood mount ($35.95+p&h) or clear mount ($28.95+p&h). The offer is only available until the end of this month - please contact me if you would like to place an order and raise money for a good cause.

17 July 2011

Beveled Windowpanes

At my class this month, we made three of these cards, then made another one using a Beveled Windowpane. This card looks ok, but add a little something...

... and you end up with a card that looks more finished. These Beveled Windowpanes launched in the current mini - they come in three sizes (the one on this card is the largest size) and even have a co-ordinating stamp set, Clearly For You. They have slots on the side to allow you to add ribbon (see the Early Espresso Satin Ribbon on this card). These are great for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

10 July 2011

Free Gift With Purchase

Spend $100 or more and receive a free set of ribbon and buttons in Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight. Contact me to place your order. Offer is available until 31 July 2011.

26 June 2011

Twisted Easel card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

This is the other card that we made at my class this month. It is a twisted easel card which is really easy to make but the effect is a card that looks really special. I still have a couple of spots left for my class on 9 July. If you would like to attend, please contact me by sending me an email or call me on 0410 343 470.

05 June 2011

Classic Card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

Did you miss me? I've been back from Europe for about 3 weeks now and have started creating again. Yesterday, I held the first class since I left and this was one of the cards that we made. Once again, I've used the Colour Coach to select the colours. I started with the colour of my satin ribbon which is Rich Razzleberry and added Olive Green and Whisper White. I've also used the Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder for the beautiful pattern on the Whisper White piece. The highlight is of course the little stamp in the top centre. This is from the Mini Catalogue and is a set called Clearly For You.

06 March 2011

Sale-a-bration Fun

I had 6 lovely ladies at my place yesterday, making cards and this is one of the cards that we made. It uses the very versatile SAB set, Punch Bunch which goes really well with 5 of Stampin' Up!'s punches. That cute little cup cake is from the Itty Bitty Bits set (from the current mini). The wheeled image at the bottom of the card is Music Notes.

I've used my favourite colour, Cherry Cobbler here. It goes really well with so many colours and is such a beautiful red.

I was going to give the card to my brother as it is his birthday today, but I thought the flowers make the card look a little too feminine, so I swapped the floral image for the Happy Birthday image in Punch Bunch and the little cupcake for a little star (also from Itty Bitty Bits).

The design of this card was CASEd from one of Marelle's which also uses the SAB set Punch Bunch, only her card has the image of the owl. This design works really well, regardless of the image used and I'm sure other sets would work just as nicely as well.

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

27 February 2011

Stamp-a-stack card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

This is one of the cards that we will be making at my next Stamp-a-Stack on Saturday. I've used a couple of sets that I've had for a while, but haven't really used much of - Happiness Shared and Elements of Style. The colours are straight out of the Colour Coach - Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and So Saffron. I used the blender pen to highlight parts of the flower after stamping. Then I added some Pearl Jewels and sprayed with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with some rubbing alcohol.

20 February 2011


I had a stamp-a-stack class yesterday where 5 of my friends joined me to make 8 cards. This was one of the designs. It's very similar to the card shown in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, but I've simplified it for the class. It uses two of the stamp sets in Sale-a-bration. I'm loving all the sets this year.

To add something special to the card, I've added pearl jewels to the three flowers on the Whisper White cardstock.

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Night of Navy
Stamps: Bliss, So Happy For You
Punches: Eyelet Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Other: Basic Pearl Jewels

12 February 2011

2.02 MACH

Created by Lorna Images ©
1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®
The title refers to the average speed of the Concorde at Filton when it was still in use. I went to see it in 2008 with my husband and brother in law. I didn't think I'd enjoy looking at a plane as much as I did that day. Well worth a look if you're ever in that part of the world.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Patterned Paper: Elegant Soiree; Newsprint
Marker: Soft Suede
Other: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon; Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad
Punch: Scallop Edge

05 February 2011


I've just completed another double layout. I always have a great sense of achievement when I complete a double because I tend to get through more photos this way.

This double layout is of Bristol when Ben and I visited family in 2008.

I've kept a lot of white space because it tends to keep the look cleaner. I've used a lot of stamping, but kept the embellishments to a minimum.

These little Designer Brads add interest.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Elegant Soiree, Newsprint
Ink: Real Red, Marina Mist
Stamp Sets: Bliss (Sale-a-Bration set), Lovely Letters, Elements of Style
Other: Flower Designer Brads, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

30 January 2011

Sweet Treat Cup

I'll be using the Sweet Treat cups in my next Stamp-a-Stack class. These will hold just about anything, from punched images...

to lollies, jewellery, even water.

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Bashful Blue
Ink: Garden Green
Stamps: A Little Treat
Punches: Fancy Flower, 1-3/4" Circle, Punch Pack (mini Catalogue)

18 January 2011

Scrapbook double layout

I love putting together double layouts for my scrapbook. Not only is it a great way of scrapbooking multiple photos, but the two pages look great when they are placed side by side. I decided to focus this layout on Ben and the photos of when we were in London in 2008.

Page 1:
Page 2:

I've used the Sweetheart set again along with a great hostess set, Punch Potpourri. It's a set that is designed around four different co-ordinating punches, but the images have different patterns on them. It really is a beautiful set. Other sets I used include Vintage Vogue and Printed Petals.
My jewels have been put to use again. This time, I used the pearl jewels for the bird's eye and on all of the butterflies' bodies.

Created by Lorna
Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Garden Green
Patterned Paper: Elegant Soiree
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Printed Petals, Sweetheart, Punch Potpourri
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Garden Green
Marker: Garden Green
Punches: Two-step Bird, Butterfly
Big Shot Dies: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet
Ribbon: Certainly Celery 1/8" Taffeta, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta
Accessories: Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Metallic Brads, Basic Pearl Jewels

16 January 2011

Valentine Card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®
At my stamp-a-stack yesterday, my friends had the choice of making this card which would be appropriate for St Valentine's day. I used the Sweetheart set (see here for the current promotion) which is great for just this purpose! I'm also loving the jewels that Stampin' Up! has in their catalogue. They are self adhesive and brighten up a card instantly. In this card, I used two of the Basic Rhinestone jewels in the heart and one for the bird's eye.
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Sweetheart, Three Little Words
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz, Pacific Point
Punches: 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval
Other: Basic Rhinestone Jewels

02 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

I thought I'd start the year with a card that would be equally appropriate for a male or female.... the colour scheme and the cute image would be loved by all.


Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Baroque Motifs, The Nicest Things
Punches: 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval, Pinking Hearts Border, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle
Other: Stampin' Pastels, Blender Pens


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