What does the fox say?

I just can’t look at the Foxy Friends set and coordinating punch without getting the song ‘What does the fox say?’ stuck in my head – my kids listened to that song on repeat for months a couple of years ago!

My lovely nephew had his first birthday recently and it was the perfect excuse to use the Foxy Friends bundle – especially as I knew he had a set of pyjamas with a similar looking fox on them!  I also broke in my new large letters framelit dies to create a shaker card:

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The shaker insides are a mixture of sequins and stars punched using the Confetti Stars Punch in 3 different colours. And if you look closely you can see a couple foxes peeking out too!
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I can’t wait to create more cute creatures with this bundle – and due to popular request I will be creating a kids birthday card class so keep an eye out for the details on that one.

Stamps: Foxy Friend
Ink: Cajun Craze, Basic Black Archival
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Serene Scenery DSP Stack, Window Sheet
Other: Big Shot, Large Letters Framelit Dies, Confetti Stars Punch, Fox Builder Punch, Gold & Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim



Colour Your World June Blog Hop!

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It’s time for another Colour Your World Blog Hop!  Make sure you follow the hop all the way around the world to see all the great projects from the other talented ladies! Here’s this months inspiration – how beautiful does that field of Lavender look?


I had a completely different project in mind for this months colour scheme, but the stamp set I planned to use didn’t arrive in time so instead I broke in the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.Jar of Love_Colour World Close_Magpiecreates

I’ve added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for a lovely shimmer, and cracked open my pack of the new Delicate White Doilies. I stamped the small burlap stamp from the set repeatedly over the Wisteria Wonder panel to create a textured background.

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Well that’s it from me this month – your next stop on the hop is Sam Hammond in the UK and she always has a fabulous project to share – you can find it here.


Have you seen everyone’s great projects?

Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Waggoner - USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand <<< YOU ARE HERE!
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria


Just Sitting Here

So today I am CASEing again.  This time it was a card designed by Stampin’ Up! and featured in a special ideas sheet provided to demonstrators when our pre-order first opened (I love that SU provide us with so many resources to help us!)  The Sitting Here stamp set is not one that I would have EVER purchased – it’s just no my regular style – however we received it free at OnStage and then I started seeing lots of clever cards created with it.  It sat on my desk for a couple of weeks before I built up the courage to try creating something with it, and then decided that CASEing a card would be a good jumping off point.

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I like that this is stamped & coloured straight onto Crumb Cake cardstock – so often we think we have to start with white or vanilla, but this card is a great example of trying something different!  The image also required some masking to get the cushions in the right place – so easy to do with Photopolymer stamps! And because we should never send ‘naked’ envelopes I stamped that to match.

Stamps: Sitting Here
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Emerald Envy
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Peek-a-Boo Peach, Emerald Envy, Chocolate Chip
Other: Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Blender Pen

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Sailing Away

When I receive a new catalogue I automatically start a list of EVERYTHING that I want from that catalogue – I don’t think about budget or what I’m going to use it for or whether I NEED it – I just write down everything that I like!  Next, I take that list and split it into 2 lists – Must Haves & Maybe’s – this is where I start to take budget & business usefulness (will it work well for workshops, can I build a class around it etc etc) into account, then I work out what I will order in my first order and try and space out the rest.  After all of this process with this year’s catalogue can you believe that I only had the Swirly Bird Bundle on my Maybe list??  Until I headed to Pinterest that is – it kept popping up everywhere with ultra cute projects that I just loved!  So with a complete lack of willpower I put in a separate order JUST for that bundle – so much for all my planning and good intentions huh?!!

Here’s a cute little notecard I created as soon as the bundle arrived:

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I love that the set has so many different elements that can be combined to create different images – boats, birds, nests, flowers, kites!

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Ink: Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Real Redm Pool Party, Mint Macaron
Other: Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies



Love to CASE the catalogue!

Phew – it’s been a few days longer than I expected to make it back here with another post for you!  SO much happening at the moment – there just aren’t enough hours in the day!

Today’s card is this months Project of the Month from my email newsletter and I wanted to point out that it is TOTALLY OK to copy projects from the Annual Catalogue!  That’s what all those great projects are there for!  A quick trick to change the project up a little is to simply change the colour scheme – which is what I did with this card:

Love & Affection_Sugarplum_MagpiecreatesThe original version of this card appears on page 44 of the Annual Catalogue, and the colour scheme of Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo & Blushing Bride is also lifted from the catalogue – it’s the colour scheme of the Blooms & Bliss DSP!  If you are ever in a hurry and need a card quick then CASEing the catalogue is the way to go!

Stamps: Love & Affection
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo & Blushing Bride
Other: Silver Metallic Thread