This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Hi Everyone!
No stamping at all on this card but the papers have been cut four different ways. I only realized that after I photographed it. The red foil paper was cut with my paper trimmer to form the background and narrow strip. The red foil paper is recycled from Christmas crackers we had at our table one year. It is subtly embossed- it came that way. I embossed a piece more heavily with a folder and it broke the foil, leaving white cracks everywhere. Not so pretty.
The 'chain' strips were cut using a die and my Big Shot machine. That's two!

The green accent flowers were punched using two sizes of six-petal flower punches, stacked and beads added. My favourite element is the word NOEL, cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine. The beautiful cut file is from Quietfire and for sale on Silhouette's site HERE.
There you have it- four ways of cutting paper and a little recycling added in.
I plan to share this at Cards in Envy for their "punch it" challenge.
I encourage you to check out the links and get inspired!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully creative day.


  1. Beautiful card. Love all your punches. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in. Envy.

  2. A wonderful card. I really like all of the elements. I never thought of using yellow beads. Brilliant.

  3. What beautiful and shimmery paper, perfect for the holidays. Love this card! Have a good day! Jutta

  4. stunning card!!! LOVE the colors!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!

  5. Such a lovely card for Christmas, and fabulous use of your punches for our Challenge this past fortnight. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. Danie xx