Happiness is stamping with friends!



A Serene Monarch!


Hi bloggies!


Sharing quickly … I know … the story of my life!!!

Frantic Stamper – Monarch Butterfly Die & Solid Butterfly Die

Poppystamps – Bailiwick Background

A busy, emotional week with Sandy finishing school … with just exams now to do! I will share some photos soon! Hugs xx




A Basketball Card


Hi again!

So … this is a super quick post … with a super quick card!


This was for my son-in-law’s birthday … he is a mad basketball fan! He was impressed!

Click pics for detail!

I cannot take credit for this fantastic design idea … I found it on Pinterest! Thankyou to Jennifer Downey for the inspiration!

  • Card Inspiration – Jennifer Downey
  • Stampin’ Up! – Chalk Talk – stamp set + matching dies





Morning Cuppa!


Hi again!

One of my sweet delights in life is my morning cup of coffee. Not only did my dh (Gav) buy me a ‘u-beaut’ Nespresso coffee machine for Christmas 2 years ago … he also gets up every morning and brings me a cup of coffee in bed! Yes! He is DEFINITELY a KEEPER! 😉



So … I needed to send a card to a couple of people recently and thought … what better than a cuppa as a “pick-me-up”! I hope they got the link!!


The navy and red card backgrounds have been stamped with ‘confetti’ images using silver encore ink. The images are coloured with COPIC markers.

  • Stampin’ Up! – Morning Cup
  • Stampin’ Up! – Confetti

It has been another frantic week! I hope to catch up tomorrow with some replies to your kind comments. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs xx




Not a fan!


Hi bloggies!

So … I am sharing a bit of a dud today. I am definitely not a fan of this one! But … I do love the colours and the image is stinkin’ cute … so I decided to swallow my pride and show it to you! ha ha! 😉😀


To create the background I have done some gold heat embossing and some white heat embossing and sponging of colour over the top. It seemed like a good idea at the time???

Off to finish an assignment, do some groceries, take Sandy formal suit shopping, finish a get well card for my sister, clean up my craft desk, etc etc etc …. Life is far too busy!!! No time to play with new craft goodies!

  • Paper Smooches: Chilly Chums (stamp & die)
  • Paper Smooches: Hello Words die
  • Stampin’ Up!: Gorgeous Grunge

Hugs xx


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For the New Two

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Hello friends!

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It has been nice to indulge a little lately on some new goodies and I have started following a few new card makers on Instagram and have all sorts of inspiration ideas spinning around in my head. I get excited about stamping … but then … don’t have the time to try out all the ideas that are out there! And … I have very little time for blogging … and definitely no time for blog hopping (VERY SORRY!!!) I am back to minding my grand kids and also am supporting Sandy with his last few weeks of school before he has ‘stuvac’ (study vacation) before his final school exams. But … I plod on … and I try and get here  when I can!

Don’t forget … click on any photo above to see better detail! 🙂

  • Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Borders 4 die
  • Paper Smooches: “Love” word die
  • Cottage Cutz: Bow and Arrow die
  • Stampin’ Up!: For the New Two

So … posts will be short … but hopefully still happening! I hope you still enjoy what you see and visit often! Hugs xxx



Scroll down … past this sticky post … to see if I have posted a new creation!🙂

It seems that a lot of stampers now have left blogging and share their ideas via Instagram. Because of extra time constraints of late … I am beginning to lean that way! So I have been sharing creations a bit more regularly on a NEW creative identity on Instagram. If you would like to keep up to date … just ask to follow me … enchantink_aus

I do still want to post my cards here … because I can share more photos with better detail. So I do hope you will continue to pop by!

Perhaps if you see something you like on Instagram … you can check back here on my blog for all the details?

Or … you can check in on my Pinterest Page … to see what I have been creating, also! I always add what I have blogged there … and I have also been adding earlier creations from my blog too! AussieAndrea Click on the “My EnchantINK Creations” board.

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Seth turns 3!

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Our cheeky little monkey had is birthday yesterday and I thought I would share the card I made for him. But … before I show you the finished project … I wanted to show you the first attempt …

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The left samples have a watercolouring background wash that ‘pilled’ the paper. So … I started again (right hand samples!!) Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and begin again! ☺😉

I actually sat down about a month ago to make Seth’s card and realised that I was very lacking in stamp sets for kids … especially boys. So … I indulged a little with these two sets …

Left: Clearly Besotted – Cheeky Monkey ………. Right: Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals

Both have matching die sets and can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

I had to patiently wait for them to arrive … but … this is the finished result …..

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More detail in the photos below … click to view a slide show. (Click on each photo to open individually)

The inside of the card had a little surprise …

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A little spinning monkey … inspired by a recent creation of Jennifer McGuire! (Click link for video tutorial!)

Click to view!

We had a lovely time yesterday sharing Seth’s cake and enjoying his excitement. Hope you have had a lovely weekend too! Hugs xxx


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Sweet florals

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Hello again!

Sigh … life is back to busy busy busy now that the school holidays are over. I have lots of projects to share … just need the time to get them on my blog! But … I won’t complain. Everyone has busy lives! Mine isn’t that special! 😉

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I know this looks a little like the card I posted recently … but I am much happier with the end result for this one!

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I haven’t used this stamp set in awhile … but whenever I do it works a treat. It is one of those sets that just seems to inspire!😀

Yes … some more COPIC colouring! I managed to order a few more colours in the recent Simon Says Stamp COPIC sale. They are on their way to Australia as I type! I am soooo naughty!! 😎 Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Ours was very special!  Skye’s band “Pockets full of Dust” had a house party launch that was a great success and then we spent Sunday down the coast at our old family favourite holiday cottage at Dolphin Point with Stacey & Jono who were staying for a few days. We sure have been blessed with some wonderful warm winter sunshine lately! Hugs xx