Wednesday, September 30

Winner Challenge # 12

It's that time again. Time to announce the winner of Leah's Monthly Challenge #12. You all must have been very busy this month because we have just two entries. You'd think that would make it easier to pick a winner, but no it's so much harder. So for this month we have a tie.

Congratulation to both Lynda and Robyn.

This first one is made by Robyn I love the simplicity, well done.

And Lynda made both of these. This is Lynda's first time at entering one of my challenges and does not have blog, but she has promised to enter again. Great job Lynda.

Thanks you both Robyn and Lynda for playing along and hope you can enter again next month.
And I hope a few more of you out there can enter next month too. Challenge # 13 will be posted in a few days.
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Tuesday, September 29

Mojo Monday 106

This card is for Mojo Monday 106 sketch challenge. There is a lot happening in this card but it kinda works. There is heat embossing, distressing and wheeling. The stamp set is Friends 24-7, the wheel is Friendly Words and also the Cute & Curly stamp set.
Do these colours look familiar.... they are the colours from my challenge this month. Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White. There is still time to enter check for the details here. Entries close at 7.00pm Brisbane time tomorrow.
Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Wheel. Cute & Curly
Ink: VersaMark, Stazon Black, Basic Black cartridge
Card: Basic black, Real Red, Whisper White
Punches: oval, curly label, designer label
Accessories: Clear & Black embossing powder, buddy, heat tool, wheel guide, dauber, clear button, white taffeta ribbon, mini glue dot, dimensionals
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Monday, September 28

String Spinner.

Hi, today I have a String Spinner card to show you. I love these. This is the one we made at our last Passion 4 Paper group meeting. It was such a fun night and I'm looking forward to the next one. Back to the card, I used the Gallery stamp set from the Spring Mini along with Circle Circus for the background and the greeting is from Great Friend also from the Spring Mini.

Stamp Sets: Gallery, Circle Circus, Great Friend
Card: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Patterns Choc Chip
Ink: Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango
Markers: Choc chip, Old Olive
Punches: 1/2", 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circles
Accessories: jumbo brad white, tangerine tango ribbon, stapler

Have a great day, hopefully I can some of my kids to help me wash all the dust of the car today.

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Thursday, September 24

SC 247

It's also my Sister In-Law's birthday tomorrow, yep my husbands Mother, Father and Sister all have their birthdays in September. So I got a head start on this one as we won't be seeing her until Sunday. I used the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 247 for this card. There is so much colour with DSP Raspberry Tart, that I left the main image, the cupcakes from Crazy for Cupcakes, plain. I just added a little bit of dazzling diamonds to the cherries. The greeting is from Sweet Little Sentiments Level 1 Hostess set.

Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Sweet Sentiments
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Card: Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Punches: 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" & 1" circle
Accessories: taffeta ribbon Pretty in Pink, brad, cutter kit, mat pack & tool, mini glue dot, dimensionals

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Pop's Birthday.

It was my Father In-Law's birthday yesterday and as usual I didn't have a card for him, so I had to whip this up before breakfast. Not to bad... The stars are from my new set Spotlight on Christmas, the "POP" is Lovely Letters Alphabet and the DSP is Urban Oasis.

Stamp Sets: Lovely Letters Alphabet, Spotlight on Christmas, A Little Birthday Cheer
Card: Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
DSP: Urban Oasis
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss
Punches: star, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square, word window
Accessories: corduroy brad, mat pack & tool, dimensionals

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Tuesday, September 22

Mojo Monday 105

How cool is this sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. I've used the Punches Three (level 1 hostess) stamp set with my new set Spotlight on Christmas in the background, to make a Christmas card.

Stamp Sets: Punches Three (level 1 hostess), Spotlight on Christmas
Card: choc chip, riding hood red, baja breeze, whisper white
DSP: Ski Slope
Ink: choc chip, baja breeze
Marker: real red
Punches: scallop square, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle
Accessories: choc chip double stitched ribbon, silver brads, filigree brad, red rhinestone brad, dimenionals

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Monday, September 21

For Maree.

The school holidays have begun, I love the school holidays. Today I slept until 9.30am, did absolutely no housework and just played all day. What a great way to start the holidays.
Yesterday we went to my very good friend, Maree, surprise birthday lunch. It was so good, she had no idea at all. Loved the look on her face when she walked into the restaurant and saw us all then realized what was going on. She had a great time. Happy Birthday Maree.
So here is the card I made for her. I don't know what to call it. Maree's favorite colour is Baja Breeze so I used the Parisian Breeze Specialty paper. (Spring Mini) I traced around a carousel note on the top flap and cut out to make the scallop edge. Layered a few flowers with a corduroy brad and wrapped with ribbon.

Stamp Set : Friends 24-7
Card: choc chip, whisper white
DSP: Parisian Breeze Specialty
Ink: choc chip, baja breeze
Punches: eyelet boarder
Accessories: corduroy brad, felt flowers, white flower-pretties kit, choc chip & whisper white ribbon, piercing mat & tool

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Sunday, September 20

Makeesha's Sketch Challenge #13

Makeesha has come up with a great sketch for her challenge this week. Click here to check it out.
I wanted to use my new So Saffron ribbon that I got for free in this months promotion, so I started with that. I pulled out DSP Walk in the Park and used Choc Chip card as the matting. I really like So Saffron & Choc Chip together. The stamp set is Echoes of Kindness (level 2 hostess) and the greeting is from the Oval All set in the Spring Mini.

Stamp Sets : Echoes of Kindness, Oval All
Card : choc chip, so saffron, whisper white
DSP: Walk in the Park
Ink : choc chip
Marker : choc chip, so saffron
Punches : 1 1/4" square, scallop square
Accessories : so saffron ribbon, flower designer brad, stamp a ma jig

Have a great Sunday.

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Saturday, September 19

Just Beachy.

Hi, today I have a slider card to show you. I've used the Just Beachy stamp set from the Spring Mini. These are so cool, you pull the ribbon and the card drives across the beach. And the fish are so cute.

Stamp Sets : Just Beachy, Circle Circus
Card : choc chip, kraft, baja breeze, so saffron, whisper white
Ink : baja breeze, so saffron, choc chop, close to cocoa
Pinches : scallop edge, word window
Accessories : blender pen, grosgrain ribbon choc chip, dimensionals, snips

Have a great evening.

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Tuesday, September 15

Sense of Time.

Today I have an 8 x 8 scrap page that we made at last months workshops. I really like this set, Sense of Time (Spring Mini) it can be used for lots of different themes. We also had a play with my new toy the Spritzer. I love it, you've gotta get one of these, it's so fun and a great stress release. :) The clock is embossed in gold and the edgers are inked using a dauber.

Close up of what the Spritzer can do.
It spritzers the ink onto the page forming the splattered effect.

Stamp Set: Sense of Time
Card: very vanilla, creamy caramel
Ink: VersaMark, creamy caramel marker, choc chip marker
Punches: tag, 1" circle
Accessories: gold embossing powder, spritzer, dauber, gold brad, grosgrain ribbon choc chip

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Friday, September 11

Merry Elve's.

I had a chance to play with the colours from Alisa Tilsner colour challenge today. Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Choc Chip & Sahara Sand. I've been in the Christmas mood this week with getting things ready for World Card Making Day, so here is a Christmas card using the Holiday Lineup stamp set. This is so fun to colour.
Stamp Sets: Holiday Lineup, Short & Sweet
Stampin Write Markers: Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Choc Chip, Sahara Sand
Card: Whisper White
Accessories: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Choc Chip jumbo brads, mini glue dots

Thanks Alisa for such a fun colour challenge.

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Here are some amazing cards I received from the Passion 4 Paper team swap. All stamp sets are from the Spring Mini Catalogue.

This first one is mine, I've used the Great friend set, DSP Walk in the Park and a jumbo silver brad. The butterfly was embossed in white onto vellum.
Julie also used the Great Friend set. She has kissed the butterfly and embossed the greeting with clear embossing power and dazzling diamonds.

Tereesa used Uncharted Territory stamp set for her step card. And added a couple of cute fish from the Just Beachy set.
I'm looking forward to see what they come up with next time.
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Welcome Christine.

I would like to give a big welcome to new Demonstrator Christine Cretan. Congratulations on joining the Stampin' Up! family and the Passion 4 Paper team. I know your going to have lots of fun.
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Thursday, September 10

Wish Big.

Hi, I got a bit more sorting out done in my craft room this week so it's pretty much all done now. It's looking pretty good, I've just got to keep the kids out. ;) That's not going to happen!

This is a birthday card I made a couple of weeks back for my friends son Chris. Using the new corduroy brad, ( Love these! ) with DSP and a couple of punches. Quick and easy. He loved it.

Stamp : Short & Sweet
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Card: Baja breeze, whisper white
DSP: Patterns Choc Chip, Walk in the Park
Punches: 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle, star, large star, oval, large oval
Accessories: corduroy brad baja breeze, grosgrain ribbon choc chip, dimenionals

Have a great day.

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Monday, September 7

World Card Making Day.

Is less than a month away! To celebrate World Card Making Day I am having a Christmas Stamp A Stack. This will help us get a kick start on all those Christmas Cards we need to make.

Here are the details :
When - Saturday 3rd Oct
Time - 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Where - my place
Cost - $20.00

We will make 10 Christmas cards, 2 different designs with envelopes and a novelty item. Included in the cost is a light afternoon tea. Bookings are required. Contact me to book your seat.
Please bring your basic tool kit and adhesive.

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Sunday, September 6

Happy Fathers Day.

Happy Fathers Day, I made a gorgeous card at Julie's Launch Party for the kids to give their Dad. You can see it here, just scroll down a little. Today is also my Mother in-laws birthday so we are having a double celebration today. She asked us not to get her a present but it's still nice to give a little something so I made her a set of Christmas cards. Now she won't have to buy any.
Here are some from the set.

Tree trimmings.

A Holly Jolly Christmas.

Happy Christmas Mate.

Hope your doing something fun today.
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Friday, September 4

Leah's Monthly Challenge #12

For challenge #12 I've picked this photo of the Cake from my cousins Wedding just a few weeks ago. Red and black colour theme's at weddings are quite popular these days and doesn't this cake look amazing... And it was really yummy.

So the colours are : Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red.

Use the photo as your inspiration. Does not have to be Wedding related.

All entries to me by Wednesday 30th Sept. 7.00pm Brisbane time. (You know how it works)

Didn't I tell you this one would be much easier. ;) Have fun with it.

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Thursday, September 3

Purse Box.

Here is a cute purse box. I really like making these. With this one I clear embossed flowers on the top, punched a strip of white card with the eyelet boarder punch then ran it through the crimper. Love how this looks. I put a bit of crystal effects on the brad and then dabbed it into dazzling diamonds. Recipe
Stamps: So Swirly Wheel, Baroque Motifs (embossed flower)
Card: pink pirouette, riding hood red, whisper white
Ink: riding hood red, versamark
Punches: eyelet boarder, 5 petal flower, 1/2" circle,3/4" circle
Accessories: riding hood red taffeta ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon, crimper, wheel guide, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds, clear embossing powder, buddy

Thanks for checking in today.

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Tuesday, September 1

FREE Ribbon Bundle

Our Gift to You.

To show appreciation to all our customers and hostess, we're offering an exclusive ribbon bundle FREE with a qualifying purchase or workshop!

From 1-30 September, Stampin' Up! is giving you a free ribbon bundle when you:

1. Spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products.


2. Host a $600 workshop.

Ribbon Bundle includes 1 x 9.1 meter roll of So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon & 1 x 9.1 meter roll of Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon.

Contact me with your order or to book your workshop.

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Leah's Monthly Challenge #11 Winner & Entries

It's that time of the month again, time to announce the winner of Challenge # 11.

I know you all had a lot of trouble with the colour combo this time but I hope you had fun too. I've certainly had fun going through all of them and have been inspired by your amazing cards. Challenge # 12 will be much easier, I promise.

Thank you all so much for playing I had a very hard time picking a winner. It seems to get harder each month.

Ok, the winner of Challenge #11 is........Maree.


Maree has combined the very tricky colours in a way that makes the card really pop and that corduroy button just makes it. Well done Maree.

Shelley - has made 4 cards using the "one sheet wonder" technique. You go girl!

Karen - has used a combination of punched out flowers using Crystal Effects to high light parts of her card. This is Karen's first time at entering a challenge. Well done.

Shelley - Has made a step card with her new goodies from the Spring Mini Cat.

Tereesa - made this gorgeous pop up card. I love how she combined the colours. And it folds down flat easy to post.

Natasha - also combined the colours really well with great use of the punches.

Thanks again everyone and I hope you get to play again next month.

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