Friday, February 26

Just Add Ink #6

I've been playing with my Stampin' Pastels today, I had forgotten how much fun they are to use. I must use them more often. I've used the sketch from Just Add Ink #6 for this card. Make sure you go and check out what the design team came up with, Wow just gorgeous projects. I am now inspired to use this sketch as a scrap page as well. Mmmm.... maybe tomorrow.
Anyway for this card I've used the chalkboard technique/black magic with the Baroque Motifs stamp set adding the colour from my Stampin' Pastels with a dauber.

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Craft White
Stampin' Pastels: Perfect Plum, Summer Sun
Card: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle
Accessories: daubers, 5/16" jumbo brads-vanilla, So Saffron ribbon

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Nothing to show.

Hi, it's another wet day here in Brissy and sorry I haven't got anything to show you right now but I have been working on a few things I will show you soon. So for now just a reminder that there are only a few days left to enter my Colour Coach Challenge, I have received some amazing entries so far and I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Also only two days left to help make a difference with the Haiti Relief. So far 11895 sets of the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set have been sold by Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world. Raising more than $20 000. Well done ladies.
So hopefully I'll be back a bit later with something creative to show you.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Monday, February 22


Hope you all had a great weekend. It went so fast. I thought I'd have a go with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 57. I've often wanted to join in but always seem to run out of time. Today when I saw the sketch I thought it would make a great baby card and I was lucky enough to get it finished while my baby was sleeping.
I've used the Stamp set Animal Stories from the Spring Mini and the Sale A Bration set Whimsical Words.

Stamp Sets: Animal Stories, Whimsical Words
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa
Card: Kraft, Whisper White
DSP: Patterns Pink Pirouette
Punches: 1 3/8" circle, scallop circle
Tools" Circle Scissor Plus, mat pack & tool
Accessories:1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon Pink Pirouette, felt flower, 1/2 pearl Pretties Kit, clear button, hemp twine, dauber

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Friday, February 19

Just Add Ink #5

This week the challenge over at Just Add Ink is... Just Add Dimension. I had made another Stepper Box for a birthday pressy for a special friend which is perfect for this challenge. It's in her favorite colours and I filled it with craft goodies. And she just loved it. Again I've used the Kaleidoscope DSP with the Butterfly Prints stamp set and butterfly punch. I've added a couple of Designer buttons - Sherbet, with linen thread.

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Thursday, February 18

Stepper Box

This Stepper Box was really fun to make and quite easy. I've used the DSP Kaleidoscope with the Butterfly Prints stamp set and the butterfly punch, all in the Summer Mini Catalogue. It can be filled with all sorts of goodies.

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Tuesday, February 16

Mojo 126

Another challenge card, this one for Mojo Monday #126. This card came together quite quickly it helped that I had a great sketch. Using the Fifth Avenue Floral set I stamped the flower onto a page of an old book (it was falling apart anyway) then glued it onto scrap card and cut out. I love this style, my old book has 915 pagers so that should keep me going for ever. Also used my new Sale A Bration set Whimsical Words.


Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Whimsical Words
Ink: StazOn Black
Markers: Basic Black, Real Red
Card: Basic Black, Kraft, Riding Hood Red
DSP: Ski Slope (retired)
Punches: scallop edge, scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle
Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon, dimenionals
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Love You Kanga.

For this card I've used the colours from Just Add Ink challenge 4 with Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #100. I did have a bit of trouble with the colours, there not colours I have ever put together before but I did enjoy the challenge. I got to play with the Circle Scissor Plus some more with this sketch. There is always great sketches over at Taylored Expressions.
Make sure you head over to Just Add Ink & Taylored Expressions to see the other amazing entries. And enter a card yourself.
Stamp Set: Build a Roo
Ink: Choc Chip
Markers: Rose Red, Sage Shadow, More Mustard
Card: Kraft, Rose Red, Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Whisper White
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Punches: 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, 1" circle, heart to heart
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, Crimper, Mat Pack
Accessories: Blender pen, linen thread, dimenionals

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Sunday, February 14

Happy Valentine's Day.

Hope your having a great Valentine's Day today and getting thoroughly spoilt. My Valentine card is using this weeks sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers SC267. With the I (Heart) Heart stamp set and DSP Raspberry Tart.

Stamp Set: I (Heart) Heart, Simple Serif Alphabet & Numbers
Card: Cameo Coral, Whisper White
DSP: Raspberry Tart
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Rose Red
Accessories: Rose Red ribbon, 5/8" jumbo brad, mat pack & tool
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Saturday, February 13

Hello Sweet Baby.

Here is a sweet little baby card using the Animal Stories stamp set. I'm really pleased how this turned out and it was quick to make.

Stamp sets: Animal Stories, Hello Again, Something Sweet
Card: Confetti White
Ink: Basic Brown, Baja Breeze
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, mat pack & tool, stamp a ma jig
Accessories: Baja Breeze ribbon, 5/16" jumbo brads choc chip

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Thursday, February 11

Spring Floral

Here is the other card we made yesterday. The only stamping on this one is with the Spring Floral wheel. We used it three ways, with VersaMark on the front of the card, with pink Pirouette on the inside and heat embossed on the ribbon. Did you know you can heat emboss on ribbon? So cool! I love the effect of the white embossing powder on the Pink Pirouette ribbon. The photo doesn't do it justice. That cute flower is made from 3 scallop circles. Amazingly I only saw it in the Idea Book & Catalogue this week. I don't know how many times I've looked through the catalogue and didn't see it. :) If you haven't spotted it yet it's on page 34 in the top left of the page.

Wheel: Spring Floral
Ink: VersaMark, Pink Pirouette
Card: Kraft, Whisper White
DSP: Patterns Pink Pirouette
Punches: scallop circle, eyelet boarder, 1 1/4" circle ( for the back of the flower)
Tools: wheel guide, mat pack & tool, heat tool
Accessories: silver brads, white embossing powder, buddy

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Wednesday, February 10

Butterfly Pop Up.

I had a really good day today stamping with my Mum, Aunty and my friend Margaret. We made this pop up card. It was really easy and lots of fun. Using Bold Bright colours with a few new products from the summer Mini, the Butterfly Prints stamp set, the 1 3/4" circle punch, butterfly punch and the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Prints, Inspired by Nature, Polka Dot background
Ink: VersaMark, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron
Card: Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
DSP: Kaleidoscope
Punches: butterfly, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, scallop edge
Accessories: So Saffron ribbon, brad, glue dots

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Saturday, February 6

A Challenge or Two.

In just 15 days Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world have sold 7524 I (Heart) Heart stamp sets raising $15 048.00 for the Haitian Disaster Relief. Fantastic! If you would like to help click here for details.

Here is a card I made using the colours in this months Colour Coach Challenge. Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Mellow Moss. I've used my new stamp set Razzle Dazzle from the Summer Mini and my new toy the Circle Scissor Plus. (Love it)

I've just realised that this card is very close to this weeks sketch challenge at JUST ADD INK . If you haven't see this blog yet you should check it out, the cards the Design Team create are amazing. So my card is turned to the side and the circle is to the right a bit but I think it's close enough to enter. :)

Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle
Ink: VersaMark
Markers: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Card: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus
Punch: word window
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon So Saffron(retired)

I hope to get a few more challengers done this weekend, we'll see.

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Friday, February 5

From Teressa.

I've been meaning to show you this gorgeous vase of flowers Teressa made for me. I think they are beautiful. I love having flowers that will last forever. She has used the Retro Remix wheel and the Hello Again stamp set.

Thank you so much Teressa.

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Wednesday, February 3

Colour Coach Challenge - Feb

Hi and welcome to February's Colour Coach Challenge.

I've spun the wheel and the colours are Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Mellow Moss & a neutral (whisper white/very vanilla).

The challenge is to create a card, scrap page or anything paper crafty using the above colours. Everyone is welcome to have a go. Entries in to me by Sunday 28th Feb. via email or leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog. Have fun.

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Monday, February 1

Colour Coach Challenge - Jan

Hi, all the entries are in for the first Colour Coach Challenge. And as always it was very hard to pick a winner.

Congratulations to ....

Here are the other entries.


Natasha card 2
Thank you so much ladies for entering and I hope you had fun.
The Colour Coach Challenge for Feb will be up in a couple of days so check back for that.
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