Thursday, 9 October 2014

Mojo Monday 366 Contest

Today's card is inspired from the Mojo Monday Challenge and it also happens to be one of my Christmas class cards too. Nothing like two birds with one stone!

So lets take a look at the sketch:

Now I think my proportions are off just a little, because I decided I wanted to use the Partridge and Pear stamp set and that pear tree takes up a lot of space!!

I love the All is Calm DSP and I wanted to keep my colouring in the pear tree to reflect those cooler colours. Last time I used my new blendabilities to colour in with, where this time I used my Markers. I have to say I love both and I think it's because this set just colours so well. It's very therapeutic too.

I hope I've inspired you to drop over to Mojo Monday and give the sketch a try. It really gets the juices flowing!!

Have fun,


Stamps: Partridge and Pear
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White
DSP: All is Calm
Other: Subtle Markers and Silver Foil Cardstock,

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Happy I do day

Morning guys, I hope you all had an amazing long weekend. I know we did. Our gorgeous friends, who have moved to Western Australia for the next two years, had come back for a visit and of course we all had to get together for a catch up. It was honestly sooo much fun!! I will miss that little family when they go back next week.

So today I thought I would share a wedding card that I was asked to make for my friend Amy. She is one of my besties and a fellow cardmaker. A friend of hers was getting married but because of her super busy schedule, she said she was going to have to buy a card!?!?!? I of course then offered to make one.... I'm now wondering if the whole conversation was a ruse lol.

The inspiration for this card came from Pinterest (of course) by fellow Stampin' Up Demo, Inge Groot over at Stampin' Cards and Memories.

I really couldn't help but make the card girly and lovey dovey. Lets face it, wedding are for the girls more then the guys anyway. Can you tell how much I'm loving our new in-colour sequins?!? They are just the perfect little extra to add to any card and they fit perfectly onto one of our glue dots, which is awesome.

Well that's it for me today. My oldest is back to school tomorrow and I need to get the household out of Holiday mood and into School mode, but the best part is we are on the downward run to the summer holidays and Christmas... Woo Hoo!!!

Have Fun,


Stamps: Something to say, And many more and Hardwood
Ink: Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso
Other: Circle Framelits, Circle Punch, Hearts a flutter framelits, Silver Foil, Polka Dot Embossing Folder and In- colour Sequins

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #156

Good Morning Sunday, and what a beautiful day it is too. The family and I are just getting a picnic organised as we are off to the beach for the day. Now I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of sand, but the kids love it and the beaches where we live are beautiful and pretty hard to resist.

Anyway before we go, I wanted to share a quick card that I made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I saw the sketch, I knew straight away which stamp set I wanted to use. Oh and it's on sale at this very moment, but only until tomorrow, 6th October.

So here is the sketch:
Nice and easy isn't it. So i took the sketch exactly as, except I made it into a square card as my circle was too big for a rectangle card.

Pretty cute isn't it. The gorgeous big "it's your birthday" stamp is from the set called Big News and that's the set that is currently 20% off, along with 4 others stamps, until 6th October, in honor of World Cardmaking Day. I used my Subtle markers to colour in each of the letters to get the rainbow effect. I totally love my markers, they are honestly one of my best tools.

The little hearts and the "Seize the Cake" stamp are from another awesome stamp set called Something to Say which has a lot of gorgeous little sentiments.

Well that's it for me today. Remember you can see all the stamps by clicking on their names or visiting My Store. I hope you all enjoy your Sunday, no matter what you have planned.

Have Fun,


Stamps: Something to Say and Big News
Ink: Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake.
DSP: Subtle Paper Stacks
Other: Subtle Markers, Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, 1 1/4Circle Punch and Incolour Sequins.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Yeah it's finally Saturday and even though its a super busy day for our household, I still love that weekend feeling and this weekend is even better because it's a long weekend... Woo Hoo!!

So to celebrate I decided to whip up a bright and cheerful rainbow, Saturday Night fever inspired card. Honestly it looks like this card stepped right off a dance floor.

See what I mean! It's totally, 70's disco lol. I have used lots of new goodies on this card, which I'm ashamed to say, have been sitting on my desk for a few weeks. I think I got a little bit carried away with all the new catalogues and ordered so much that I'm still getting around to using it all... first world problems I guess!

I absolutely love the background on this card and it's really easy to do. I've used some watercolour paper and a wet paintbrush. I squeezed the ink pads, when they were closed, to transfer some of the ink onto the inside of the lids and picked up the ink with the paintbrush.

Have a great long weekend everyone,


Stamps: Flower Patch
Ink: Daffadil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Old Olive and Versamark
Cardstock: Basic Black, Watercolour Paper and Vellum
DSP: Typset
Other: Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Four Feather Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim and Black Embossing Powder

Friday, 3 October 2014

Paper Players Challenge #215

Afternoon guys,

Wow I've been soooo busy. Trying to fit my life into 24 hours seems like a big ask lately, but it's Friday and not only have I got my Christmas Class cards finished and my Monthly Card Class completed, BUT I also got two sketch challenge cards done!! Honestly I'm just as shocked as you are lol.

 OK, I do have a very small, teeny, tiny confession... I used the sketches as my inspiration for my Monthly Card Classes. I had decided to give myself the challenge of not going to Pinterest for my cards this month and so I decided to check out this weeks challenges and well the rest is history!!

Anyway, lets see the sketch from the Paper Players this week:

I love this sketch and the guys on the Design Team have totally knocked it out the park this week, so much inspiration!!

Anyway, as soon as I saw this layout, I knew I had to use my little banner punch and the matching "Banner Banter" stamp set:

I really like how this card came together and it was super easy too. My girls will love making this one on Saturday !!

Have Fun,


Stamps: Banner Banter
Ink: So Saffron, Crisp Cantalope, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: Whisper White, So Saffron and Coastal Cabana
Other: Baked Brown Sugar Twine, Decorative Dots EF, Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

WEEKLY DEALS WEDNESDAY: 10th Sept - 16th Sept.

 Some great punches on the weekly deals list this week. I'm loving the What's Up punch, perfect for Project Life and Scrapbook pages. Oh and don't forget to take a peek at the clearance rack too. Some great little Christmas gift ideas for such a teeny tiny price!! 

So pop on over to the STORE and grab yourself a bargain!!

Happy Shopping,

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Share

Morning guys, well the sun is finally shining in my part of NSW and I really do think it feels like the first day of Spring is tomorrow!! Not that I can complain we've had a cold winter, but it just seems to have been a very, very, long one.

So to celebrate the return of what my daughter calls "The happier months" I thought I would organise, not only a Ribbon Share from the new annual catalogue, but I've also decided to try a Paper Share too.

A "Share" gives you the opportunity to have a selection of beautiful Stampin' Up! ribbons or DSP, without having to pay for a whole roll or pack of just one kind or colour.

Ribbon share- 9 shares of each available:

 So this time we have three NEW ribbon sets up for grabs:-

1/2" (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon - p.g 207 (9 available)

You will receive 1 meter of each of the five colours ( Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White). The cost of this share will be $7.50 plus $1.70 postage (Australia Only).

1/4" (6.4mm) Cotton Ribbon - p.g 207 (9 spaces available)

You will receive 1 meter of each of the five colours (Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party) The cost of this share will be $6.50 plus $1.70 postage (Australia Only).

3/8" (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon - p.g: 207 (9 spaces available)

You will receive 1 meter of each of the 5 new in-colours  ( Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Moss Meadow and Tangelo Twist) The cost of this share will be $9.00 plus postage of  $1.70 (Australia Only).

**I will need to fill each group completely before placing the order.***

Designer Series Paper Share - 4 shares of each available:

OK, lets do the maths for the Designer Series Paper or DSP for short:

We have 8 different kinds of 12"x12" DSP in our annual catty @ $18.95 a pack, plus two specialty 12"x12" DSP at $21.95 each. To buy all 10 packs it would cost you..... $195.50 plus postage, Eeeek!!

But my share will be the following:
  • Each DSP and specialty pack cut down into 4 lots of 6×6″ paper.
  • you will receive 12 sheets of 6"x6" from each of the 8 DSP's,  That's 96 sheets of DSP
  • Price including postage will be $39.60 - Postage only within Australia I'm afraid
  • If you would like to add 12 sheets of 6"x6" from each of the speciality DSP, that would be an extra $11.50.
  • Total price for all DSP and Specialty DSP - 120 sheets of 6"x6" paper: $51.10 including postage (Australia Only)
That's a saving of $144.60!!! If you would like to only take a share of the DSP or just the Specialty DSP that's totally fine too.

**I will need to fill each group completely before placing the order.***

So if you would like to take part in any of the ribbon or DSP shares then please, EMAIL me today and I'll pop you on the list!! 

Have Fun,