Category Archives: Amy

Cute little monster

I’m not really sure what this look is meant to be but this is my nephew’s latest pose.  He kinda screws his nose up and lifts his bottom lip.  It was just too cute I had to take a photo and share.

We had a successful visit to the florist, picking out flowers for the wedding.  Then we headed to Barclays cafe for lunch.  Yum!  Back at my sisters place we sat outside and watched Henry playing in his cubby then he got the playdough out and helped his mum stuff her cute little monster softies.   Continue reading

80-something days and not counting

Does April seem a long way off?  That’s what I thought but with our wedding on the 1st of April I think the next few months are gonna fly.  This week I’ve been pretty busy organising and planning a few things, including the design of our wedding invitations.

The other day I played around with a few ideas I had.  Rather than wasting these creations I thought I’d put them to use and make a few cards for Valentine’s Day.  Head over to my madeit store and have a look.  Here’s a sneak peek…

I’ll be sure to let you know how the invitations turn out.  I can’t wait to make them.  I’d love to hear from anyone who has also made their own wedding invites with any tips you may have for me.

Stampin’ Up! Punch Art Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the inaugural South Pacific punch art blog hop!!!
We are a bunch of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand who love our paper punches. We have come together to showcase a selection of the punches you can purchase from Stampin’ Up!  We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches in new and beautiful ways. 

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy (offer not available to su demos).


I’ve chosen the X-Large Tag punch to show you a few different ways to use it.  The obvious is to use it as a tag.  Stampin’ Up! have some great stamps that fit nicely in the tag punch.  I’ve used the hostess gift ‘Silhouette Sentiments’ stamp set to create some cute little gift tags.

You can also use the tag to put a sentiment on a card.  Here I’ve stamped the tag with the Happy Birthday stamp from the ‘Afterthoughts’ stamp set which is also a level 1 hostess gift.  The tag is topped off with a twine bow.


Here I’ve made a couple of cards using the tag punch a different way.  On the left, the punch is turned upside down making a cute flower pot.  The daisy is made using the ‘Blossom Party’ die in the Bigshot.  On the right card I have used it as a border.  I punched a hole in each tag and tied a ribbon between them.

 One last way is as a cupcake topper.  The ‘designer series paper pattern stack’ has been used to punch these out.  Then just add a sentiment for the occassion!
Now head on over to Melissa’s blog and check out her amazing creations.  Don’t forget to leave your comments for a chance to win BLOG CANDY!!!
Happy hopping!