Big Shot Shirt

Now…no stampin….no paper or cardstock….no ribbon…..BUT heaps of buttons and fabric……

I had a shirt given to me a few years ago that I really loved. On the yoke (the panel bit around the neckline) it had a layer of tulle with some lovely bead work. Bead work on shirts always makes me nervous at wash time and this one washed and washed and washed….but eventually the beads came away. I stripped the beads off and it has been sitting in my craft room for eons waiting for me to do something with it……and I finally did……I used my bigshot – my floral dies and some buttons and just layered them up……here is how it turned out….



Big Shot Shirt


Now I since washed it and it doesn’t quite look as ‘neat, but we’ll see what it looks like when it gets off the line. The buttons are a lovely range of colours and sizes of neutral tones with a gold fleck through them and I’ve stitched them on with gold thread. I even put a flower on the upper middle of the back of the shirt for a bit of fun…….I’m very happy to have an old/new shirt again, even if it’s just for a while…..

I’ll have some new stuff in the next few posts… you need an occasions or a salebration catalogue? – Drop me a line if I can help you out.

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More magnetic calendars – SALEBRATION style!!

These are made using the DSP that I have been using to death and the buttons are secured using the organza ribbon that makes up the embellishment pack (made some up for the bonnyrigg babes)……..let me know is you’d like to get you hands on some. I have CASED one of Teneales’ cards for my sisters 40th birthday card…….will let you in on that after the day………back to work in the morning to meet my new cherubs, my baby boy heads to high school, Mad goes into Year 6 and Caitlin and Brendan are ‘partying’ at home – or so they tell me……hhhhmmmmm…..they better clean out the wheelie bins when they bring them back down LOL…..take care xxxxx



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A recipe sharing booklet, a deal and a giveaway!!

This is a project I thought about for a very long time. I have many friends who readily share recipes and I think it would be nice to write them out for someone on a nice card, so, I created these little books that are used exactly for that.

First step is to cut some rectangle cardstock, just longer than the card stamp (so you have plenty of room for binding and scoring). I cut 12 pages for each book and then stamped using stazon (this is waterproof and has better depth of colour). I then scored using the perforation tool on the cutter kit. I used some strips of the domestic goddess paper to reinforce the base of each piece and even mixed the pattern up in each booklet to give some spunk LOL!!

You can see in this shot how they are perforated and can be torn from the booklet and given to a friend.  Once you have 12 recipe card pages completed, you will need to cut a piece of window sheet the same size as your pages. This is to hold the stickers that can be placed on the top left hand side of the cards. The booklet can then be bound (in my case I used my bind it all and some left over wires from another project). They could be easily bound with a cropadile and some album rings.

The ‘stickers’ were made by stamping the images, colouring, punching and mounting them on coordinating cardstock. The stickers are then ‘mounted’ onto the plastic by adding a dimensional on the back and without removing the seond piece of backing, a glue dot was added to allow them to ‘stick’ to the window sheet. When removed for use they peel off, leaving behind the glue dot and the backing for the dimensional. I have made 12 stickers and stuck 6 on each side of the window page.

A quick decoration on the front and they are ready to go. If you would like more details, such as dimensions, then pop me a line at and I’ll help you out.

Do you want to win a recipe booklet? All you need to do comment and let me know the name of the most shared recipe in your repertoire……be back later on to share some of the projects I need to get a wriggle on completing………oh, the recipe booklet winner will be drawn randomly on the 15th of January!!

You can easily get a whole pile of these out of one packet of the Domestic Goddess DSpaper (122355) for $18.95 and the stamp set , From the Kitchen of set (115810) for $52.95 is also very handy. the recipe card will be used in some journalling I will need to do on my weekly scrapbooking projects (;-), more on that later….. If you would like to order these two products, then I will do you a deal, in the month of January – $70 + $5.95 postage for the lot (only from me……) – straight to your door!!!! If you wait until January 24th…… can earn freebies by ordering just a little more………

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Edited to add – Donna has won the draw for the recipe book…..congrats Donna, will be contacting you to receive your prize soon!!

I’m back…..


Here are my two boys (on the left) and my nephew enjoying an excursion whilst away… youngest daughter snapped this, while I was stretched out back at my van enjoying the last chapter of my book…….not sure what the poor people were doing but we were soaking up every minute of our paradise………I am itching to stamp but have a project that became a pile of christmas presents to share with you in the meantime….here is something to whet your stampin’ buds LOL….

baja bonanza!!

I have had a baja two day crafting bonanza…….I’ll show you the gift I ‘altered’…….I often buy up items that have two important characteristics….1. They are mega cheap (I refuse to pay full price for items…hence why I am a demonstrator!! 2. They are alterable. These notebooks were a whole $3 online….so I bought 10!! And….they are adorable!! They have blank pages on the inside, with a line card (remember the slope cards we had at school…..well just like that!!) and they also have a little pocket at the back to pop receipts etc….the perfect handbag book… this is heading to one of my customers whose birthday we will celebrate tonight……a cheap but classy gift, my absolute motto!! What do you think?? I particularly love the card I made to go with that but will put it up on the weekend……psst I used the big shot again and again on this project……..get one now!! check out the post below about the November specials……..

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Gift tags made with the two tags die

I made this with the two tags die and the embossing frames set for the big shot………do you want to grab a big shot? This month you will have a chance to grab the bigshot bundle that saves you 10% and you too can make up some great gifts and accessories that you can pass on as handmade pressies…..I use mine all the time……..NOW is the time!! E-mail me if you are interested…

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