Raspberry Tart DSP

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Secret Sister gift sent for April

For April I decided to send the gift with the first card. I chose to use the gorgeous Raspberry Tart Designer Series Papers (it’s one of the DSP’s available for the Deal of the Week this week) which is one of my favourite.

Yes I made her one of those lovely handbags which I then ended up making for my daughter Lauren’s Birthday Party gift bags. However I did not put the same things inside…..lol

I wasn’t too sure about this card when I started it as I could not find a sentiment stamp that I thought fit. Then I had a brainwave and remembered that I’d only just purchase the Alphabet die set for my big shot. I think the ‘hi’ ended up finishing off the card really well.

Now what did I put inside the bag. Well there was lollies but of the Chocolate kind.

I filled up a medium sized cello bag with Lindt White Chocolates and made a matching bag topper to coordinate with the handbag & card using the Top Note Die (so loving my Big Shot). There was a roll of 1/4” grosgrain ribbon and a pack of Build-A-Brads.  Just a few things on her Wishlist.

I just hope she’s been using them……

For the second card this month I used another of her favourite stamp sets and that is Pocket Silhouettes. This was one of the first sets I had to have when the IB&C was released last year but I must admit I haven’t used it a great deal. I think that’s an indication not that I don’t really like it but that I have too much stuff……. Is there such a thing??

I’ve used Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede on this card. Very plain I feel but I was still quite happy with it.

Now tomorrow will be the final months items and I’ll let you know who my partner was that I sent to.

Till next time…..

What did I receive…..September Part 3

As the end of the month was drawing near and other participants where thanking their Sisters I was getting very anxious. I’d received all my items and wanted to thank my Sister. I asked on group for her to please let me know but no replies.

Well I found out why a day or 2 later.

It was because of this.

Card 3 & Gift 2

My wonderful, generous and very creative Secret Sister had one more parcel on it’s way to me.

Isn’t it gorgeous. If you’ve read my blog before now you might remember that the Raspberry Tart DSP is one of, if not, my favourite DSP pack in the current IB&C and my new favourite stamp set is of course ‘Great Friend’ from the Spring Mini.

So would you like to know what I received? I’ll go clockwise again starting from the front.

A Days-to-remember calendar for me to decorate, on top of that is a lovely crystal handmade angel (which my girls have already informed me could go on our Christmas Tree this year…..lol),  a lovely card purse which inside contained the personalised Post-It Note holder (also the Angel and card where packaged in there too), then up the back is another wonderful bag which when you untie the ribbon the front and back fold down to reveal a little box which contained 2 little christmas cross-stitch kits (super idea and must make sure I get them both done before Christmas), next is that gorgeous box (there’s a close up of that coming) which inside contained some SU product including ribbons, clips, heat & stick powder, dazzling diamonds, Stampin Dimensionals and a Quickie Glue Pen, then there is the card. I love how Kylie used the leaf stem to create the background and I also love how she used half backed pearls on the butterflies.

Here’s a close-up of the gorgeous box with the paper ruffle.

Gift box scallop ruffle

Isn’t that gorgeous. I’ll be trying this out soon.

So that’s it for all the wonderful items I received. I was totally spoilt beyond any expectations. If you are reading this Kylie, thank you so much for being a fabulous Secret Sister. I sure hope I get to meet you in person one day to thank you properly. Maybe Convention 2010????

Now even though I’ve shared all the items I sent and those that I received I will have something else to show you tomorrow and hopefully on a more regular basis too.

Happy Stamping

August Part 1

In August I sent my gift first again. My Secret Sister had mentioned that Ribbon was something she was lacking in so I decided to send her some to play with. For presentation I decided to use one of the DVD tins I had purchased a little while back and was yet to put to use.

I mentioned how my Secret Sister liked Bold Brights so I chose to use the Raspberry Tart DSP. There is only Real Red from Bold Brights in this DSP but it is nice a bright so I was hoping she would like it. I also used Sweet Stems and Basic Phrases stamp sets.

August Gift front



This is the front of the DVD tin










August gift inside



and this is the inside.

The left side contains a length of each of the Taffeta ribbons and the right side has a length of each of the 1/2” Striped Grosgrain Ribbons.





This is the coordinating card that was sent along with it.


August Card 1 Sweet Stems 1

Happy Stamping