I’m getting excited now.  On Stage is on in Sydney tomorrow at Luna Park.  My bag is packed and I’m ready to go!  An early start at 7.30!  I thought I would share my other swaps with you. Both use stamp sets which are in the current Occasions Catalogue, so are available until the end of May.


I thought this card was a little different than most I have seen using this lovely set.  I quite like the bolder colours which, I think, give the card an Asian feel, and makes it appropriate for many occasions, such as Anniversary, Mother’s Day or Thank You.  This is quite a simple card to make and would be a good make n take for a workshop.  I used Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black as well as as Black and White Baker’s Twine. I hope you like it.  If you have any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you.

HappyRetirementCardStampinUpAnnetteMcMillan13032018My final swap card is using a stamp set called Waterfront.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiment set in the Annual Catalogue.  I have also used the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder and the Stitched Shapes Framelits .  Colours are Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist.

The waterfront set is amazing.  It is like building a scene using the stamps in different ways.  You will find lots of different cards out in cyberspace using this versatile set.  I thought the scene perfectly represented the free days of retirement. It could also be used as a Bon Voyage card.

Again, this is a simple card and I hope you like it.