Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Good Gravy...where has the time gone? I have been a bit slack on the blog side of things, haven't I. Well I am here to mend my ways. lol..

Firstly, I came across this adorable geranium card a few weeks ago and had to give it a go. I Cased it from the very talented Lianne Carper. It was so much fun and came together rather quickly. To make the individual flower you will need 6 circle scallops and a 1" circle. Cut between each "petal" of the scallop about 1/4" towards the centre. Spray with water and crumple the flower tightly. Carefully open and slightly flatten it out. I allowed mine to dry completely before continuing. I used sticky strip for the next part, but you can use what you like. Place tape on one half of the flower and fold in half, use more tape and fold in quarters, then again in eighths. Do this for all 6 flowers. Take the 1" circle and apply tape or glue dots to the points of 5 of the flowers and arrange evenly around circle. Place a glue dot to the point of the 6th flower and attach this to the centre, covering all the points from the 5 other flowers. Then all you have to do is fluff up the petals. Easy peasy..

My gorgeous bestie Kylie, adapted this card and envelope holder to accommodate Aussie sized envelopes. She whipped the dimensions up just like that. Isn't that right Kylie,.lol.. All kidding aside, it did only take her a short while to come up with it. I think she did it while her baby girl Jorjia was having one of her catnaps. She really is a very talented lady and I thank her so much for sharing it with me. I decorated mine with Ginger Blossom DSP and of course my favourite stamp set Embrace Life.

If anyone is interested in hosting a workshop to make this set, just give me a buzz.

This is the front of the holder

Open, with envelopes on the left and cards on the right.

These are the three cards I made to go in it. It can quite easily accommodate 4 if you want.

I have wanted to make one of these cards for quite a while. You know me, I love my "diamonds"... I know many of you know how it's done, but for those that don't, here it is.
Stamp your desired image and then take your Versamark ink pad and pat it all over the image. Sprinkle Stampin' Up's Heat and Stick powder all
over and heat with heat tool. Working quickly, cover with Dazzling Diamonds and heat again. TaDa..Cool hey...

Sorry, the photo doesn't do it any justice at all.

Todays message from the Angels.

I am honest with others. I connect with my true feelings and convey them with love. My heart is open to my truth, and I ask my angels to help me express myself with love.

xxx Jackie


  1. Dear Jackie

    Just beautiful, Kylie you are a clever chicken i cant wait to make this. What a great idea for a presant. your as dazzling as your diamonds Jackie, what a wonderful card, It would delight anyone recieving it.

    All my love Kerri-anne

  2. Nooo, you're the clever one. Your interpretation of my card and envelope holder is just gorgeous. Yes I will have to make another one. Of course it wouldn't be a post without some diamonds. Congrats on your dazzling blog and your lovely creations. Love the new background by the way. Keep "rolling in it" my dear friend.

  3. Lovely blog Jackie! Loving your projects, really fabulous! Thanks for linking my blog :)