Bubble and Fizz by S.U.

I love the time that we have with our grandson, Xavier, when he comes to stay during his school holidays.  These pics were taken last summer at Stanthorpe when we stopped for a cold drink on a very hot day.  Of course when you are with Nan and Pop you get to have cold lemonade  (unlike when you are with mum or dad!!!!)

I love to make everyday moments, special.


Making these two totally different designs come together to make a DLO, really was effortless.  The DSP just ‘links’ them together well.  This is the SAB free paper that unfortunately has now retired, called Bubble and Fizz.


This first page was inspired by a LO that I saw on Scrapbook.com.  This paper really does scream ‘FUN’ doesn’t it?


Second page was inspired by a LO I spotted on Pinterest done by Jennifer Smith.

Hope you love this DLO as much as I loved making it.  Xavier arrived last night for his week in Tenterfield.  The lads are going camping to Boonoo Boonoo Falls so I’m hoping for lots of lovely lovely photos.

Stampin’ Up! have a brand new catalogue that will release on 1st June, 2018.  I have my copy in my hot hands.  I’m really excited for his catalogue.  It’s the best we’ve had.  EVER!  I love it.  Want a free copy?  Drop me a message and I’ll pop one into the post for you.

Thanks for visiting, until next time stay happy!

Jacqui xo

When a friend asked me to create three cards for her using this stamp set I wasn’t hopeful.  This ‘style’ of stamp really isn’t my ‘thing’, but I took up the challenge and from searching through Pinterest and SU samples I was able to fulfil the brief!!   I actually enjoyed it.

This cute set is a hostess set so you can obtain it by spending $250.  Perfect time to lash out!!!  Not only would you get this stamp set but you’d also get two free Sale-a-bration items.  (add another $20 to your order and you can have three SAB freebies!!).

My friend’s only request was that, even though this stamp set has a cute little pair of chairs that sit out the front of the house, she wanted me to use the chair/table that comes with the stamp set Charming Cafe, also from the current Occasions Mini catalogue.   (which finishes at the end of this month so be quick!!).  I thought the request to use these chairs was a bit ‘odd’.  To me they looked way too large, didn’t think they’d match at all………thinking ‘nah, that’s not going to work…….’………..but actually I kind of like it.


I’ve coloured this one with the new S.U. Blend pens.  I’m still such a learner but they are heaps of fun, and the quality is superb.

IMG_2120This card is just using the little bouquet of flowers stamp that is included in this ever so cute stamp set.  Coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers and Voila!!!  such a cute card.


This card is a CASE of one that was in a S.U. demonstrator’s only publication.  It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  The little stone fence and gate is used as a background stamp (crumb cake ink on crumb cake card stock).  Works brilliantly.  Then the same little bouquet is stamped and circle cut.  So effective and so easy.

IMG_2122All three together for your viewing pleasure.  lol.

Recipe for success:

Card #1.

Stamp sets – Cosy Cottage and Charming Cafe

Cardstock -Whisper White, Basic Black and Smokey Slate

Inks – Memento black and S.U. Blend pens

Card #2

Stamp set – Cosy Cottage

Inks – Black Archival, Stampin’ Write Markers

Card stocks – Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder

Card #3

Stamp Set – Cosy Cottage

Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral

Inks – Black Archival and Stampin’ Write Markers.

Thanks for visiting.  Until next time stay happy.

Jacqui.   xo



It happens every year.  Christmas just rolls around doesn’t it?  This  year my boys and their partners (and kids) will be here in Tenterfield.  I’m so excited.  Tonight after Joe and Anna arrive with Zaliah and Ava and they have been fed and watered, the boys will sit around being funny (and getting funnier as they partake in drink!!) peeling the vegetables for lunch tomorrow.  By tonight, lunch tomorrow will be well underway.

I wanted to wish my followers a very Merry Christmas and a blessed, peaceful, healthy and safe 2018.  Thank you to each person for your kind comments, well wishes and thoughtfulness throughout the year.   I truly appreciate it.  Lets do it all again in 2018.  Yipee!!  I will be freed up next year to show you more of what I love to do and make.  I’ll be showing you more mini albums and more scrap layouts.  So don’t abandon me!!!!

I’m dashing off to do last minute things today but will leave you with some beautiful pics of our boys and their families.

Blessings my friends……….remember to count those blessings.  Let go of situations and people that hurt and embrace those that you love and treasure.  They are your blessings!hnunbXjaTIasR5UFEWTa8Q The husband and the #1 son.  Hamming it up at Joe’s birthday breakfast at Redcliffe this month.


Joe and his beautiful partner, Anna.  I love these two so much. xoxo Cannot wait to share Christmas with them.IMG_1621Ava and Zaliah with Xavier.  Experiencing winter in Tenterfield.IMG_1687Tony and Celeste.

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Well now you are up to date with our boys and their families!!!  We are so blessed to have them in our lives.

Enjoy your Christmas season everyone.  Stay safe and above all stay happy!

Love always,

Jacqui   xo

Ready for Christmas?

I wanted to make a small gift for the lovely lovely family that entrusted our latest family addition, Chippy, to us.  (his stunning photo appears in the post below)  He’s such a personality plus little man, they must be missing him dreadfully.  However, at this end he’s settled in quite well.  It’s a huge move for him.  From the Gold Coast to the altitude of Tenterfield.  From temperate climate to freezing cold.  From sleeping inside to sleeping in kennel quarters (carpeted and heated of course).  Chippy and our second dachsie, Benny, play constantly and keep us all amused with their antics and games.

I just loved this stamp set when I initially saw it in the catalogue.  So I cased the catty and made up some little gift boxes of cards for Chip’s mum and nan.  I really hope they love them.  Those acetate boxes are just gorgeous.  Love them.  So hope they carry over to the annual catalogue.


Lots to love here!

Recipe for Success:

Stamp Set – Ready for Christmas

Card stock – Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White

Pens – Stampin’ Write markers and Blends

Ribbon – Grey gingham checked and linen thread

Envelopes – S.U. Whisper White, Acetate gift boxes

Retired tag punch

After losing our poor Gillian, Pickles developed a heart murmur.  Benny was so sad to see his mate not happy and very lethargic.  Besides, he no longer had a mate to romp and play with.  That’s when we saw an add for a rescue Dachshund.  I knew as soon as I saw his pic that he was coming to live with us.  Chippy is the sweetest, dearest, most loving little fellow.  Our family has been so blessed to be able to offer him a home.22809804_1505603969528871_272802763_n

Unfortunately Chip is a bit of a time waster.  But!  stay tuned for some cute doggie layouts.  He’s too gorgeous not to scrap.

Until next time, stay happy.


Jacqui. xo

I love it when family and kids come to stay.  Recently I taught a mini album class in Inverell so my son and his partner, Anna Browning came to visit.  Anna came with me to Inverell and Joe and the girls stayed here in Tenterfield and enjoyed a winter’s week end (lots of things to do with the Winter Warmers Festival in Stanthorpe – ice skating and yummy winter food).   Tony was already here for school holidays with his son, Xavier, timing was perfect.  When Anna and I arrived home on Sunday afternoon the cousins were in full swing.  They’d not seen each other like forever but in true kids fashion time became irrelevant and they were enjoying each other.  They had also not yet met Tony’s partner’s daughter, Vivian.  During the melee that was Saturday and Sunday these two pics were snapped.  I think that the pics truly capture the shenanigans that went on and delight on the kids faces says it all really.  Our house is not really geared for children anymore, but who needs toys and stuff when Poppy’s mechanics crawler makes a perfect group buggy.  The Best things in life really are not things…….


I thought that the Delightful Daisy DSP perfectly captured the color and mood of these photos.  Bright.  Happy.  Sunny.  You can almost hear the children’s voices and laughter.

Recipe for Success:

There are a couple of discontinued stamp sets there but they just seemed perfect.

DSP:      Delightful Daisy

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White

Inks:  Crumb Cake and Basic Black Archival.

Until next time, stay happy!


Jacqui  xo


We’ve just had our grandson, Xavier, staying with us for a week of the school holidays.  He’s an absolute delight to have and we love him to bits.  It’s always a busy time when he comes and the week goes by so quickly.  Beach.  Camping out. Bike riding.  Park playing.  He loves his time in Tenterfield.  So in there somewhere we managed a lunch date with our littlest man.  He loves to go out for lunch/hot chocolate/cake/food in general actually.  So Coffee Break DSP seemed the natural choice for making a layout of these two young men.fullsizeoutput_1fff

I love this paper and it was such fun to use and this pic brings back lots of happy thoughts and memories and keeps me going until his next visit.  Roll on Christmas holidays.

This layout was inspired by Trinitypaperarts.com.

Recipe for Success:

DSP – Coffee Break

Cardstock – Early Espresso, Whisper White, Vellum

Inks – Early Espresso

Stamps and dies – Coffee Cafe and layering circles

Until next time, stay happy


Jacqui xo

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