Saturday, February 28

Makeesha's Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #5

Makeesha's challenge this week is a sketch. This was a quick and easy card to make. Everything I've used is from the Simply Scrappin' Kit Secret Garden. I love the self adhesive die cuts, so simple to use.


Simply Scrappin' Kit: Secret Garden


Punch: corner rounder

I think I'll use this pack for my March calander page.

See you tomorrow for Leah's Monthly Challenge #6

Nerine's Tuesday Layout Challenge.

I quite like how this card for Nerine's challenge turned out. I rolled the So Swirly wheel across the soft sky card in VersaMark, then with my scoring blade dry embossed around the card. I've also used the Live Your Dream stamp set and Afternoon Tea DSP both in the Summer mini catalogue.
Stamp Sets: Live Your Dream, So Swirly wheel
Ink:VersaMark, Choc Chip, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi
Card: Choc Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White
DSP: Afternoon Tea
Accessories: scoring blade, 5/8" grosgrain ribbon choc chip, dimensionals, snips

Have a great day.

Friday, February 27

Bushfire Appeal - Update.

Thank so much to everyone who has help to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire 2009 Appeal.
To date Stampin' Up! has $34 653.80 to donate. In just two weeks. WOW that's amazing. With one more month to go.
You can still help by purchasing select stamp sets until 31st March and Stampin' Up! will donate 50% of the sales. You can see all the selected sets here.
Contact me to place your order. email:

Leah's Monthly Challenge #5 Winner & Entries

I want to Congratulate everyone that entered this month, as previous months the entries have been just amazing. I hope you enjoyed the challenge.

The winner is.........Natasha Yeh!!!

Natasha has used the shadow roll technique on her card, doesn't it look great! You can check out Natasha's blog here, she has a funny story about this card.( grin ) Scroll all the way down to see Natasha's second card. Yep, she entered 2 cards. You go girl!

Mel-Mel's Stamping Haven I love all the detail in this, well done Mel.

Kathy-blog less. (Jamie's pick ) The colours look stunning on the black background, even though it's hard to photograph. And look at all that cutting out. Great job.

Tracy-Trac's Scrap Designs. (Rebecca's Pick) Love all the different shapes Tracy has used and baby is so very cute.

Natasha-Natasha's Creations. Here is Natasha's second card. Love how you did the pink butterfly and the bling on the wings.

That was so much fun, it took me forever to decide and post them. ha ha

I'll be posting Challenge # 6 on the 1st of March, that's this Sunday.

Happy Stampin'

KWernerDesign Colour Inspiration #43

Kristina has pick bright vibrante colours for her challenge #43. Which combine for a fun and funky look. I started with the Polka Dot Background stamp, using different coloured stamp & write markers. Next I layered pumpkin pie card, old olive DSP and choc chip ribbon. Then I layered onto a pumpkin pie scallop a metal edge tag with a flower stamped onto Ruby Red card. Added a rub-on and a couple of buttons.

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches (SAB), Polka Dot Background
Stampin Write Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue
Card: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red
DSP: Prints Old Olive
Punches: scallop circle, scallop edge
Accessories: double stitched ribbon choc chip, buttons earth elements, metal edge tag, rub-ons Cherished Memories


Wednesday, February 25

Mojo Monday 75

I haven't done a Mojo Monday challenge for a few weeks so I was happy to have some time today to have a play. I quite like how it turned out. I used the Botanical Blooms stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. (Sale-A-Bration finishes in three days so if you haven't got your free set/s yet contact me, fast.) And the Afternoon Tea DSP. Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava, Yum!

Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms SAB, So Many Sayings level 1 hostess
Ink: Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava
Card: Choc Chip, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
DSP: Afternoon Tea
Punch: scallop edge
Accessories: 5/8" grosgrain ribbon choc chip, jumbo eyelets pewter, crop a dile, stamp a ma jig, cutter kit, dimensionals

You can check out Mojo Monday the blog here and see the other entries.

Tuesday, February 24

Mel's Challenge # 10

Mel's challenge this week is to make a Wedding Card. Great idea Mel I hadn't made a wedding card for a while. I went straight for the Together Forever stamp set and kept it simple and elegant. In keeping with the wedding theme I used the confetti white card stock (confetti) , a vellum overlay stamped in white with the Polka Dot background stamp (veil), and a must for all wedding dresses pearls.

The inside.

Stamp Sets: Together Forever, Polka Dots background
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Going Gray
Card: Confetti White, Going Gray, Vellum
Punches: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle, scallop edge, corner rounder
Accessories: stamp a ma jig, taffeta ribbon basic gray, pretties kit, mini glue dots


Sunday, February 22

Not much time left.

Only 5 days left to get your challenge entry to me. That's this Friday by 7.00pm Brisbane time. For challenge details click here.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Stamp A Stack

Wow, what a great day we had yesterday at the Stamp A Stack. A big thank you to everyone who came and a huge thanks to those who brought something yummy for us to eat. (gotta keep up our strength) We had three first timers to a Stamp A Stack join us yesterday, Julie, Lesley and Angie. I'm so glad you enjoyed the afternoon and I'm looking forward to seeing you again.
The winners of the door prize's were Marie, Angie and Lesley. Congratulations!
So these are the cards we made.

And a gift card holder.

Karen came up with a brilliant idea for the gift card holder, I didn't get a photo of it so I'll have to make one to show you. Sometime this week.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, February 19

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #42

I've never used the colours Kristina's picked for her Colour Inspiration #42 before. But wow, what a great combination.
I combined Kristina's colours with Nerine's Tuesday sketch challenge.
I've used the thumping technique on the butterfly from the Garden Whimsy stamp set. Are you sick of seeing the scallop edge punch yet? I just love it.

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Card: Old Olive, Whisper White, More Mustard
Stampin Write Markers: Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust
DSP: Bali Breeze new, Prints Old Olive
Punches: scallop edge
Accessories: rub-ons Cherished Memories, felt flower, rhinestone brad, white grosgrain ribbon, piecing tool & mat, pop up glue dot, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 18

Karen's Feb Challenge

My friend Karen has posted a challenge on her blog this month. Her challenge is to make a card with no stamping or ink. You can check out Karen's blog here. Well....I used just a tiny bit of ink just around the edges, you can hardly even see it. I picked the DSP Afternoon Tea and Rub-Ons Hidden Garden for this card.
Card: Close to Cocoa
DSP: Afternoon Tea new
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip
Punches: designer label
Accessories: hodge podge hardware stylised sliver, rub-ons hidden garden new, taffeta ribbon choc chip, dauber, piecing tool & mat, dimenionals,

Have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 17

Little Square Box.

I love this little square box, it's so cute. I found it while blog surfing on the weekend at Becky Roberts site Inking Idaho. It was so quick and easy to make. You know I love quick and easy! And it can be embellished any way you want. I used the Sale-A-Bration set Botanical Blooms with Berry Bliss DSP.

I am trying out a new daytime photo spot. Our Kittens/cats, (they had their first birthday this month and are not little anymore) decided my photo spot was a great place to have a snooze and have put a big dint in the box and hair all over the white cloth. So these photo's where taken out on the veranda which it good usless there's a breeze.

Until next time...

Mel's Weekly Challenge #9

Hi everyone, this week Mel's challenge was to make a card using Designer Series Paper, DSP. She made this challenge an easy one for people like me who can't read instructions properly. grin Sorry Mel.

On the weekend I found a pictorial for this cute little box, so I had to make one to match the card. More about the box in the next post.

It was so hard to pick which DSP to use because there all so gorgeous. In the end I went with Petals & Paisleys. I've used just one piece of DSP as the background. Added some ribbon, the large flower from the pretties kit, an old olive felt flower with a button. Stamped the greeting onto the round tab punch and added a strip of DSP. So very easy.

On the inside I stamped the rest of the greeting, Polka Dots & Paisley Stamp Set and added a strip of DSP punched with the scallop edge punch. Why not dress up the inside as well.

Isn't this little box so cute! And very easy to make too. Just the right size for a bracelet or necklace. It will be a perfect gift for one of my nieces.

If you want to have a go a Mel's challenge you've still got one more day, check out the guidelines at Mel's Stamping Haven.

Stamp Set: Polka Dots & Paisley
DSP: Petals & Paisleys
Ink: tempting turquoise
Card: tempting turquoise, whisper white
Punches: round tab, scallop edge
Accessories: pretties kit, felt flower, button, mini glue dots, pop up glue dot, sticky strip on the box

Saturday, February 14

Ocean Commotion.

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #4. I almost used polka dot punches SAB stamp set for this challenge but I've used it a lot lately (I love it, can do so much with it) but I though I better give it a rest tonight. So I went with the water theme and used Ocean Commotion from the summer mini catalogue. It turned out kinda like my daughters fish tank. :) Anyway the colours I pulled out of the image are Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Rose Red and Whisper White. I white embossed the gorgeous fish and popped him up with dimensionals. The strips on the side and the greeting are rub-ons, Love Birds.

Stamp Set: Ocean Commotion new
Ink: VersaMark, Ballet Blue, So Saffron
Card: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, So Saffron
Punch: scallop edge new
Accessories: rub-ons Love Birds new, double stitched 1" ribbon rose red new, white embossing powder, buddy, heat tool, clear button, brads.

I did get to sleep in this morning and I did get chocolates, even though I bought them myself. grin.
Hope you had a great Valentines Day.

Friday, February 13

Love birds.

Kristina's colour inspiration #41. Riding hood red,basic black, basic grey & whisper white. I love these colours together, just stunning, so I've kept this card simple. I used real red in place of riding hood red. And the Love Birds rub-ons from the Summer Mini catalogue over lapping the black and white rub-ons. The photo's a shocker, it's hard to photograph black and it's been raining all day and all last night. Wish it would head down south.

Thanks for looking.

Love You Card.

This is a card I made for Mel's Jan swap using a Sale-A-Bration stamp set (Polka Dot Punches). It's a great card for Valentines Day, which is tomorrow. So you still have time to whip up something for that special someone.

Stamps: Polka Dot Punches SAB, Short & Sweet, Polka Dot Background
Colours: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
Punches: 1/2" circle, 1 1/4 " circle, word window
Accessories: VersaMark, white embossing powder, buddy, heat tool, satin ribbon purely pomegranate, taffeta ribbon pretty in pink.

I hope you all get thoroughly spoilt tomorrow. I'm hoping for chocolates and a sleep in. grin

Thursday, February 12

Bushfire Appeal

*These sets will appear on the upcoming list of retiring products, so they'll only be available while stock last.
**From the Summer Mini Catalogue.
I will also donate all of my commission, so that's 70% of the sales will go directly to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Email me to place your order.
Thank you so very much.

Wednesday, February 11

Mel's Weekly Challenge #8

Mel's Challenge this week is using this photo as our inspiration with the colours choc chip, more mustard, ruby red & whisper white. I think it's a fantastic colour combination but my photo not so good. I made this card for my Uncle who is turning 65 soon. I've used quite a few stamp sets with this card which I don't usually do. But it works.

Stamp Sets: All Scallops new, Sanded background, A Little Birthday Cheer, Say it with Scallops new
Ink: choc chip, more mustard
Card: choc chip, more mustard, whisper white
DSP: ginger blossom new
Punches: scallop square new, scallop edge new, 1 1/4" square
Accessories: 1" double stitched ribbon choc chip new, hemp twine, jumbo eyelet, crop a dile, white embossing powder, buddy, heat tool, stamp a ma jig, dimensionals

Thanks Mel for an other great inspirational challenge.

Saturday, February 7

Feb Diary/Calender Page

Here is my Calender Page for February. I did get it finished before Feb, just didn't get it posted till today. I choose the Eastern Blooms Stamp Set and Bali Breeze DSP for this month. In the gorgeous Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Soft Sky.

I stamped the heart from Polka Dots Punches SAB set on the 14th. You can guess why!

We're off to football sign on today. It's Alex's first time to join club football so not sure what to expect. But it should be good. Hopefully there will be other boys he knows. And then the driving him to training will begin!!!
Have a great weekend, hopefully it won't be too hot.

Friday, February 6

Another Boy Card

This card I used Nerine's Tuesday Layout Challenge for the basic design. We could change the shape to anything we wanted. I went with the stars using the large and small star punches and the Classic Background Stamp Set. It's a really great layout, thanks Nerine.

Lots of Jamie's friends will be turning 8 this year, so I'm sure it won't be long till a birthday comes up.

Stamp Sets: Classic Background, Simple Serif Alphabet & Numbers
Ink: Choc Chip
Stampin Write Marker: Choc Chip
Card: Choc Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White
DSP: Afternoon Tea new
Punches: small & large star
Accessories: dimensionals

K Werner Design Colour Inspiration #40

Kristina's Colour Inspiration Challenge #40. Not colours I would have put together but don't they look great. This card is going to a special boy who is turning 3 soon. I've used the All in the Family stamp set, so cute. And covered the chipboard number with lots of chunky glitter. Boys love glitter too.

Stamps Sets: All in the Family, Family Favourites, So Many Sayings (hostess level 1)
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark
Stampin Write Markers: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, More Mustard
Card: Old Olive, Whisper White, So Saffron, More Mustard DSP: Bali Breeze
Punch: word window
Accessories: chunky glitter new, on board Lots of Letters, heat tool, heat & stick powder

I hope he likes it.

Wednesday, February 4

Stamp A Stack

Let's get a head start on all those birthdays coming up this year with a Stamp A Stack. Come along and make ten cards, 5 of 2 different designs and a novelty item. Everything will be cut up and ready to go. You just come along and have a fun afternoon stamping.
We will be using the gorgeous Embrace Life set as well as other great products from the Summer Mini Catalogue.
Details: Summer Mini Stamp A Stack
Saturday 21st of February 2.00pm
Cost $18 for 10 cards and 1 novelty item
RSVP 12/2/09

Please bring basic tool kit, eg: adhesive, scissors, piecing tool, mat pack, stamp a ma jig. (don't worry if you don't have all these tools yet as long as you bring adhesive. If your running low contact me and I can order a snail adhesive for you.

I will provide a light afternoon tea with tea and coffee.

And I will have some pre-loved retired stamp sets for sale.

Contact me to reserve your seat .

Hope you can come, it's going to be lots of fun.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 3

Mel's Weekly Challenge #7

This is the other card I did on the weekend. It's for Mel's Weekly Challenge #7. This week we had to use a wheel coloured with stampin write markers. I cheated just a little by inking the wheel, Petals, all in one colour first them I cleaned off some of the flowers with a baby wipe then used a marker to colour them a different colour. That way I could use River Rock on the wheel. I also rolled the Lots of Dots wheel , from the new summer mini, across the top of the card.
Stamp Sets: Polka Dots & Paisley, Petals Wheel, Lots of Dots wheel new
Ink: Groovy Guava, River Rock, Ruby Red
Stampin Write Marker: Ruby Red
Card: Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Ruby Red
Punches: scallop edge new, large oval, designer label
Accessories: double stitched ribbon groovy guava, dimensionals

Bye for now.