Monday, 21 May 2018

What Will You Stamp 169? #WWYS169

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 169.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

Here is the card I made using a couple of new colours
(well two returning in colours and one brand new colour)

I am loving the new purples that we are getting very soon!

I like the effect of a window panel style card.
(I have no idea what they are called so I just make it up although there is a proper name for most of the card fancy fold styles.)

Repeating the smaller stamps within a stampset makes for an effective background when there is no current DSP that will match it.
The bonus of this is you can pick any colour your heart so desires!

  • Stamps: Bubble Over
  • Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana
  • Card: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape and clear Acetate sheet.
  • Tools: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies with the Big Shot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, wink of stella & clear Epoxy stickers

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kelly's Stamping Friends - Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday to my gorgeous friend Kelly Kent!
If I had never taken up this hobby I would never have met her! I'm so glad that I have found great friends with Stampin' Up! (I just wish we all lived closer for more crafty times together)

You have hopped on over from the best hugger in Stampin' Up! that I have ever met, the lovely Monique Fielder

I made this card for Kelly (hopefully she has it before the hop!)

The idea came from two demo friends who made me a gorgeous coffee tag card and posted it to me as I couldn't make onstage last November over east.
Thankyou Vicki McBride and Sue Arthur you two are just gorgeous x

I made this card with one whole sheet of cardstock for the base and matted each panel with cardstock and DSP. I think the Share What You Love Specialty DSP in the middle of the card was gorgeous enough without adding any more stamping!

I really hope Kelly loves her card and has an amazing birthday.

  • Stamps: Love What You Do, (Kelly's name was the Make a difference stampset) and sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Stayz On and Old Olive
  • Card: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Share What You Love Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Circles Framelits & Petals and More Thinlits with the big shot
  • Embelishments:  Dimensionals, White Bakers Twine, Ruffled Berry Burst Ribbon, Pearlized Doily, Share What You Love pearls and wink of stella

Thursday, 10 May 2018

TGIF Challenge 158 #TGIF158

It has been an incredibly long time since I have joined in this great challenge page and I saw it was a colour challenge this week and these are awesome!

One of my valued customers (and friends) had a very special birthday this week.
I couldn't resist making her a pop up slider card. 
I haven't made one of these in about a year so it was the perfect opportunity.

Here it is closed

and opened right up to see the sentiments inside the card.
Since it is only 3 colours the flowers have been second generation stamped (stamped off) for the lighter shade of the berry burst.
I used a sponge dauber to do the numbers.

  • Stamps: Number of Years & Eclectic Expressions
  • Ink:  Memento, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist & Petal Passion DSP 
  • Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits & Stitched Framelits with the Bigshot as well as the Scalloped tag topper & Classic Label Punches
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon & Glitter Enamel Dots
  • #TGIF158 

To See the other cards in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Colour INKspiration 33 #CI33

What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1850 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

How stunning was Nikki's card?
I love Lift Me Up.

Colour INKspiration 33

Pretty pic for inspiration but challenging colours for me!
I have rarely used Always Artichoke over the 7 and 1/2 years I have been a demonstrator. Funnily the times I have used it has been the past few months and it was starting to grow on me..... now it is retiring... oh well there are some more amazing colours coming and returning colours!

These colours were perfect for a male style of card.
I grabbed the awesome One Wild Ride set which hasn't seen ink for a while and made an easel card. Again I haven't made one of these for a while either.
It is nice to recycle folds and card types.

Five colours together is a real challenge and to get the balance right is just as hard.

I did do a bit of fussy cutting in this card which I find very therapeutic.
(plus I don't own all the framelits that are in the catalogue)

  • Stamps: One Wild Ride
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke & Marina Mist
  • Card: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand
  • Tools: Layering Oval Framelits with the bigshot and Best Badge & Decorative Ribbon Border Punches
  • Embelishments:  Dimensionals and Enamel Shapes

Hop on over to Denita's gorgeous card!

Global Design Project 137 #GDP137

This weeks project for Global Design Project is a colour challenge.
I don't do these challenges a lot as I have lots of cards to make each week but I really do enjoy them when I can get a spare minute to create.

I am designing a simple card for Card and Coffee next week at Dome Waikiki as this is more a beginner class/ get together.

This card can be stepped up even more than this simple design.
The black makes the colours really show.

These are some of my favourite colours! I love bright bold colours.

  • Stampset: Falling Flowers
  • Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party
  • Card:  Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White
  • Tools: May Flowers & Stitched Squares Framelits with the bigshot, Clear Embossing Powder, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Markers and a paper piercing tool
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals
  • #GDP137
To visit the other projects visit

Monday, 7 May 2018

What Will You Stamp 167? #WWYS167

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 167.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

This is such a detailed set paired up with the dies.
In Australia this coming weekend is our mothers day so I thought I would make a mothers day card.

I love the new in colours and how bright and bold they are! If you didn't know me, I love bold and bright colours!
Repeating the little kitchen cut pieces over the background is great to give a textured embossed look.

  • Stamps: Apron of Love
  • Ink:  Blueberry Bushel & Lovely Lipstick
  • Card: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Silver Foil
  • Tools: Apron Builder Framelits & stitched oval framelits with the Big Shot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & 1/8" Silver Ribbon 

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to