Sunday, 9 July 2017

Taking a Break

Hi All,

I am so sorry for not posting anything for the last week or so.  Unfortunately this is my busiest time with work - end of financial year ( I work for a financial adviser)...

My daughter also asked for a room makeover for her 16th birthday so a lot of my creativity has been going in that direction when not working.

Please know...  I will be back soon with posts of my creations.

You can still contact me for questions anytime and I promise to be in touch with you within 24 hours.

See you soon 😁


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Vertical Greetings Birthday Card

I have had this stamp set for a long time now and had never used it, so I thought it was time.

I used the marker to stamp technique for this as I wanted the different colours on the stamp.  To keep the position, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig, so I knew it would line up every time.  


I stamped the flower petals with Sweet Sugarplum, the stem with Old Olive, flower pot with Chocolate Chip and the Sentiment with Blushing Bride.  This was all stamped on a 2-1/2" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with rounded corners.  This was backed with a small piece of Blushing Bride placed on an angle to create interest.  A thin strip of copper ribbon tied in the chocolate chip background.  The main background being Sweet Sugarplum and all mounted on a Thick Whisper White Card base.  A few of the larger pearls made this a little classier.  Quick and Easy.  


Supply List
Stamp Set: Vertical Greetings
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride & Sweet Sugarplum.
Ink: Blushing Bride - sentiment
Stampin' Write Markers: Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Other: Copper Ribbon, Perls, Stampin' Dimensionals & Wink of Stella

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I wanted to make a card that showcased the beautiful "Happy Birthday Dies".  The whole set is just gorgeous.  It consists of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and Happy Birthday Thinlits.  


I die cut the Happy Birthday 3 times using Flirty Flamingo cardstock and glued them together - would have been much easier if I had some adhesive sheets!  I cut out the large Stitched circle framelit using Whisper White cardstock.  
The background is the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and it gives such a pop!  
I stamped the flowers using the stamp off technique in Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron.  The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and very lightly watercoloured to match the flower look.  These were then fussy cut out and mounted on dimensionals.  A small pearl in the middle and they looked great.  


The base of the card is Pear Pizzazz cardstock and layered with the So Saffron embossed hexagons.  A small piece of Peekaboo Peach, circle of Whisper White to make the Flirty Flamingo words pop out even more and a small banner of Pear Pizzazz behind the circle.  Of course wink of stella was used in abundance on the happy birthday!  
Inside I stamped a couple of Peekaboo Peach flowers.

Supply List
Stamp Set: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Dies: Happy Birthday Thinlits & Stitched Shapes Framelits
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz & Peekaboo Peach
Embossing Folder: Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls & Wink of Stella

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Pretty Kitty Window Card 2

I enjoyed making the previous window card and wanted to make another with a different 
stamp from the set.  This card is made exactly as for the previous card, but with different supplies.  


Supply List
Stamp Set: Pretty Kitty Stamp Set
Dies: Layering Circles Framelits (contains both circles & scalloped circles)
Cardstock: Whisper White and Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Delightful Daisy
Ink: Calypso Coral
Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Powder Pink.
Other: Adhesive

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Pretty Kitty Window Card

I really like the animal stamp sets and find them really useful for any kind of occasion.  I love the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set and enjoyed making this window card - peek through card.

I stamped the kitty in the pot on the inside of my card where I wanted the window to be.  I then put the circle framelit with the ridge side facing up and a little micropore tape on it in the position that I wanted the window to be around the kitty.  I then closed the front of the card and pressed lightly.  This allowed the micropore tape and die to adhere to the front piece of the card.  Run this through the bigshot and it will cut out your window perfectly.  


I then used the same size circle and the one larger scalloped circle and cut out a piece of Berry Burst cardstock to frame the window.  
The Designer Series paper is Colour Theory and has so many gorgeous options.  I coloured my kitty in with the Stampin' Write markers and then stamped the sentiment with Basic Black.  

Supply List
Stamp Set: Pretty Kitty
Dies: Layering Circles Framelits (this set contains both circles and scalloped circles)
Cardstock: Whisper White & Berry Burst
Designer Series Paper: Colour Theory
Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink
Stampin' Write Markers: Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Gray, Powder Pink, Old Olive & Calypso Coral.  

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Father's Day - Guy Greetings


After making so many flowery cards, I decided it was time to make something a little more masculine.  I thought I would try making some Father's Day cards - always good to be prepared.  I was really happy with this one.  I have used the Guy Greetings Stamp Set.


I created the background piece by stamping the car with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock.  I then stamped the main feature in Early Espresso on the Crumb Cake and layered it by leaving a 1/4" all around.  I used Basic Black, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake as my layers.  The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso and is also from the same stamp set.  A very easy card that needed very few supplies.

Supply List
Stamp Set: Guy Greetings
Cardstock: Basic Black, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake & Early Espresso
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive.  

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits. 



Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Incolours 2017 - 2019

We have 5 new incolours this year that are all gorgeous.  I have made a card showcasing each of the colours using  the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and matching Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The five versions of this set would make a fantastic gift for someone.


1.  Berry Burst



Made completely with Berry Burst and Whisper White cardstock and Berry Burst ink.  
Rhinestone used in centre of flower.  Sentiment is from the same stamp set and cut out using the layered ovals framelits (contains both the normal oval and scalloped ovals).

2.  Fresh Fig


Made with Fresh Fig and Whisper White cardstock and Fresh Fig ink.  
Designer Series paper is Fresh Florals - Fresh Fig.  Sentiment is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and again layered with the Layered Ovals Framelits.  Rhinestones are used in the centre of the flowers and along the bottom for some bling.

3.  Lemon Lime Twist


Made with Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White cardstock and Lemon Lime Twist ink.
Designer Series paper is from Fresh Florals - Lemon Lime Twist.
Sentiment stamped from Rose Wonder Stamp Set, again - rhinestones for centre of flowers.  

4.  Powder Pink


Made with Powder Pink and Whisper White cardstock and Powder Pink ink.
Designer Series paper from Fresh Florals - Powder Pink.
Sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, rhinestones on the border piece and the centre flower.  

5.  Tranquil Tide


Made with Tranquil Tide and Whisper White cardstock and Tranquil Tide ink.  
Designer Series Paper is Fresh Florals - Tranquil Tide.
Sentiment from Flourishing Stamp Set, layered with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  Rhinestones used for flower centres.  

Supply List
Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases, Rose Wonder
Dies: Flourishing Phrases, Layering Ovals
Inks: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink & Tranquil Tide
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide & Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Florals
Other: Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Snail Adhesive.  

If you live in Australia, feel free to contact me for support, tips, hints or help with building your supplies.  Happy to answer any questions - follow the link to the Contact me page. 


Also, if you live in Australia, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Follow the link to my online store for any supplies or contact me for more information.  I can even help you to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which has fantastic benefits.