Sunday, October 31

Sunday Scrap - Halloween.

Since it's Halloween I thought a Halloween Scrap page would be fitting for this week Sunday Scrap. This page was really fun to make.
The highlight of the page is the purple owl sitting in front of a glittery moon. I've used the stars from the Extreme Elements stamp set with StazOn White ink and also sponged a bit to make it look a bit like fog. And added rhinestones for added sparkle. The moon and the title "BOO" have been covered in Dazzling Diamonds with heat & stick powder.

Here is a close up of the sparkly moon and owl.

Stamp Set: Extreme Elements
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie textured, Old Olive, Whisper white
Ink: StazOn White, Perfect Plum VersaMark
Punches: Owl, 1 3/4" circle, Bird
Tools: heat tool, Big Shot- Timeless Type Alpha
Accessories: sponge, Jewels-Rhinestones, dazzling diamonds, heat & stick powder.

Hope you have a spooky day.
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Thursday, October 28


Here is a Thank you card I made for my friend Marcelle. Using the Friends never Fade stamp set with the Top Note die and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The colours are Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss (retired) and Baja Breeze. The main focal point has been covered with Crystal Effects for a really cool glossy look.

Have a great day.

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Sunday, October 24

Sunday Scrap.

Hi this Sunday I have to show you the 6x6 Scrap page we made at Regionals. Don't you just love that butterfly. The photo is from a trip up the Coast a couple of years ago. It was so relaxing just sitting by the lake watching the ducks swim around.

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Thursday, October 21

Baby Tees.

Wow it's Thursday already.

I'd like to wish my very good friend Christine a very Happy Birthday today. I hope you have a fantastic day.

No, this isn't the card I made for Christine. She would freak out if I did. :) I want to keep Christine's card a surprise for her. This is a cute baby card using the Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel. I just wheeled along Whisper White card and coloured in with Stampin' Write markers. Then add some ribbon and a few rows of different colours punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch.

Two of my kids teachers are pregnant, but we just found out they are both having boys. So Ill have to make some boy baby cards now.

Have a great day.
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Monday, October 18

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #44

Oops, I just realized I have used the wrong pink for Makeesha colour challenge. The colours are supposed to be Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink. I have used Regal Rose instead of Pretty in Pink. Hope this will be ok.

I have heat embossed the Woodgrain background stamp with white embossing powder and clear embossed the beautiful butterfly's. I really like how this turned out. The Marina Mist panel is dry embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder. Then a white scallop edge, a bit of piercing , some ribbon and of course rhinestones. I've been using the new rhinestone Jewels on everything lately.

Thanks for a great colour challenge Makeesha, even if I did get it a little bit wrong.

Stamp Sets: Woodgrain background, Tiny Tags
Card: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, Marina Mist
Punches: 1/2" & 3/4" circles, scallop edge border
Tools: Big Shot-Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beautiful Butterfly's Bigz die, Mat pack & tool, heat tool, buddy
Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, white & clear embossing powder, Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon

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Sunday, October 17

Sunday Scrap - the Tree.

Hi, another wet and windy weekend, great for staying in and scrapping.
Today I have the second page of the double layout from last Sunday. The Christmas Tree all trimmed, Zach is just putting the finishing touches on.

Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas
Card: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Punches: Ornament, Large Tag, Extra Large Tag, Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Trim Corner
Big shot: Sizzlite-Lots of Tags, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet dies
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, Jewels-rhinestones, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta ribbon

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Saturday, October 16


From today 16 Oct until 30 Nov Stampin' Up! is giving us a Christmas Present, FREE RIBBON.

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Friday, October 15

From Louise.

Look at this gorgeous card I received in the mail from my Demo buddy Louise. Back at the Brisbane regionals when we found each other in the crowd Louise had swapped all her swaps so she made another one and mailed it to me. ( So sweet of you, Thank You) You can visit Louise's blog Handmade by Lou here.

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Thursday, October 14

More Stamp a Stack.

Hi, here is the other card we made at the Stamp a Stack. Again the girls had to make 5 in different colours and using different greetings. The stamp sets used are Because I Care and Afterthoughts, both are level 1 hostess sets. The base card has been embossed with embossing folders using the Big Shot and lightly sponged. After stamping the flower on Whisper White card we stamped again on scrap paper and cut out to make a reverse mask. Placed the mask over the flower and lightly sponged ink onto the flower image. Then added detail with a Stampin' Write Marker. A really fun and quick way to colour. We then added Champagne Shimmer Mist with a dauber to added a bit of shimmer. (Scroll down to see close up of shimmer) We then added a greeting, a cute bow and distressed the edges with the cutter kit.

This first card is in Pretty in Pink with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

This one is Peach Parfait with the Elegant Lines embossing folder. I went a crazy with the sponging on this one.

And this one is Certainly Celery with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder.

Here is the close up of the Shimmer Paint. It's very hard to photograph, but it looks fantastic. A tip when using Shimmer Paint, Less is Best.

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Tuesday, October 12

Stamp A Stack.

Hi, I hope you all had a great weekend, it's been very wet here and despite the rain we had a fantastic time at the Stamp A Stack on Saturday. Here is one of the Owl card's we made, the girls made 5 of these in different colours. Mixing up the colours of the owl. Lots of fun and lots of missing eyes. :)
This first card is using Crumb Cake card base stamped with Soft Suede ink with the Woodgrain Background stamp. The other colour used is Daffodil Delight and the greeting is from the Curly Cute stamp set. Not forgetting the Rhinestone Jewels.

And this card is using Soft Suede card base stamped with Early Espresso ink and Concord Crush for the greeting and Owl. With Pearl Jewels.

I'll show you the other cards using the Because I Care stamp set next post so check back for that.
Thanks so much to all the girls for making it such a fun afternoon.
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Sunday, October 10

Sunday Scrap.

What a great time we had at the Stamp a Stack yesterday. Thank you to everyone that came and Congratulations to Helen & Megan on winning the door prizes.
Today's Sunday Scrap page is the first page of a double page spreed. You'll have to wait till next Sunday to see the second page. :) The DSP is Jolly Holiday, I have used the scallop trim border punch all the way around the edges. With a row of baubles down on side.
This was Zach's first year of helping trim our little Christmas tree, he had such a great time and he didn't leave until it was all finished.

Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas
Card: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Jolly Holidays
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Ornament, Scallop Trim Border, Photo corner
Tools: Big Shot- Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet dies
Accessories: old olive ribbon, very vanilla ribbon, Jewels-rhinestones

Have a great week.
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Friday, October 8


This is what I call modern vintage style, with a colour combination of Vanilla, Black and a touch of Riding Hood Red. Using the Newsprint DSP, the Fancy Flower punch and the Eyelet border punch. The greeting Amour from the Artistic Etchings stamp set, which is very vintage style.

Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Card: Confetti Cream, Riding Hood Red
DSP: Newsprint
Ink: StazOn Black
Punches: Fancy flower, Eyelet Border
Accessories: Very Vanilla ribbon, red button, hemp twine, dauber, scoring blase

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Wednesday, October 6

Happy Birthday.

A lovely Birthday Card showing off the my favorite Embossing Folder Vintage Wallpaper. I have kept this card simple just adding a strip of DSP Greenhouse Gala, a strip of card punched with the scallop border punch and some ribbon. The greeting is from the Perfect Punches stamp set, all the greeting in this set have a coordinating punch. And I have added a Rhinestone brad for that bit of bling.

The inside.

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Sunday, October 3

Sunday Scrap.

Hi, It Sunday again and the good thing about this Sunday is that the kids go back to school tomorrow. Yeh! Just kidding, I do love having extra time to spend with them and I really love sleeping in.
Today's page is the one we made at Amanda's last weekend. Showing off lots of the new punches. As you know I am a punch addict and I almost always use at least one punch in every project. We used 5 punches on this 8 x 8 page and we had lots of fun playing with them all, especially the 2 step owl punch. He is just adorable. We also used the Greenhouse Gala DSP, the Little Leaves Sizzlits die and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the flower center. The title is using the Wonderful Favorites stamp set.
The photo is of Zach and his wonderful friend Nadia, taken in the Easter school holidays. We had a fantastic day at Kings Park and Nadia was testing out her new camera. I have lots of great photo's from that day which I hope to scrap one day soon.
Here is a close up of the Fancy Flower and 2 Step Owl Punch.

Stamp Set: Wonderful Favorites
Card: Confetti White, Pear Piazza, Baja Breeze, Real Red
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Choc Chip
Punches: 2 Step Owl, Fancy Flower, 1" circle, Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border
Tools: stamp a ma jig, Big Shot-Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Little Leaves Sizzlits die
Accessories: real red ribbon, 2 way glue pen

I hope you get some Scrappin' done this week.
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Friday, October 1

Rock & Roll.

A birthday card I made for Angie using the Rock & Roll technique. The stamp set is called Apple Blossom and can be used for lots of different type's of cards.

Stamp Set: apple Blossom
Card: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Punch: corner rounder
Accessories: Regal Rose ribbon (retired), 5/16" Jumbo silver brad

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