Sunday, 6 August 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 62 -

Hi and welcome to our #INK062 hop.
You may have hopped across from the delightful Allison so welcome, grab a seat, relax and enjoy our hop.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight. I have to say I really struggled with this sketch and did a few cards but could not get the right feel for it.
Commenced with Pool Party as the main card. Attached another piece of Pool Party that was stamped with the Marbled stamp using Pool Party ink on top.

Backed a small piece of Whisper White with Pool Party cardstock attached the Lace Trim and cut a daisy in half that had been stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink. There were two daisies stuck together. A small piece of Pool Party over the bottom edge of the daisy and Linen thread wound around twice and then tied in a bow.

Thanks for stopping by.
Now it is onto Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop as her creations are always beautiful. 

At the bottom of my page is a list of participants for tonight

Have a great time stampin'
until next time


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Daisy Delight stampset, Marbled stamp 

Cardstock & DSP:   Pool Party cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:   Flirty Flamingo ink, Pool Party ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Daisy punch, Very Vanilla Lace Trim,Linen Thread

Renee Lynch Allison McLeod Maree McIntosh Barbara Williams Teneale Williams

Monday, 31 July 2017

WWC129 Libby's " All About Christmas" Challenge - Sheltering Tree

Welcome to a christmas challenge. I love using different stamp sets for a christmas card instead of the traditional.
Also love using non traditional colours.

Started with using the Sheltering Tree stampset with Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry for the leaves and stamped off a few times to get the different colour tones. Early Espresso was used for the tree branches and one of the trees at the back I double stamped to get two layers of branches close together.

Rich Razzleberry cardstock was used for the card base. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the Star of Light set and Early Espresso was used to blend with the trees.
I could link in to the WWC129 All about Christmas Challenge
So don't forget to hop over and see all the other wonderful christmas cards that have been made for this
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by
Have a great time stampin'
until next time


Saturday, 29 July 2017

WWYS #126 // Label Me Pretty and lemon sultana biscuits

Made some lemon sultana biscuits to give to a friend and made a matching birthday card to go with it. Love how the Label Me Pretty stampset and matching punch are so versatile.

For the Birthday Card
Pool Party as my base (10.5cm x21cm) folded in half and added  a  strip of Sweet Sugarplum which I used the Banner punch on both ends. Some Burlap ribbon, Silver Metallic thread and rhinestones. Used the Watercolor pencils to colour the flowers.

For the biscuit card
Pool Party cut at 3" x 6" and folded in half. Stamped the kitchen stamp onto  Pool Party and punched out. I then punched a piece of Sweet Sugarplum out and cut it in half and attached it to the back.
It was then attached to the 3" card. I then realised I had no Sweet Sugarplum striped grosgrain ribbon only Flirty Flamingo to tie it onto the cellophane bag.
To look at the other amazing cards click on the picture above to access the site or click on this link

Thank you for stopping by
Have a great time stampin'
until next time

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Label Me Pretty stampset 

Cardstock & DSP:   Pool Party cardstock, Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:   Archival Basic Black ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Pretty Label punch, Flirty Flamingo striped grosgrain ribbon 3/8", Silver Metallic thread, Rhinestone basic jewels, 5/8" Burlap ribbon, Banner Triple Punch, Watercolor Pencils

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

#tgifc117 Theme Week - Summertime Blues

Its winter here so I thought I would create some lovely blue skies so that I can dream of the warmth to come in our Australian summer. I am submitting my card in the #TGIFC117 challenge which is themed Summertime Blues
I  blended the following colours in a wash onto some shimmery white cardstock. Started at the top - water washed Pacific Point then Tempting Turquoise then Marina Mist and finally Old Olive.
I also washed the blues onto a separate piece of shimmery white and cut out a rose. I also cut a rose out of Night of Navy. Stuck the outline of the Night of Navy rose down and filled it in with the lighter blue pieces.

Stamped the Happy Birthday in Archival Basic Black ink. The stamp is from the Rose Wonder stampset which can be found on page 162 of the Stampin' Up! catalogue.

Don't forget to hop over and see all the amazing cards at TGIF Challenges

Thank you for stopping by
Until next time
happy stamping


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Rose Wonder stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Shimmery White cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock

Ink:  Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black Ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Snail Adhesive,Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Rose Garden Thinlits

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Christmas in July is a great time to sign up

Ho, ho, ho! If Bonus Days weren't enough our Christmas in July promotion makes it more exciting than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! New recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!) and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $86 AUD! Additionally you will get a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, included in your gift pack is the NEW Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalogue for FREE ($35 AUD value)! 
With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

So there is no better time to join - for just $169.00
you will get $235.00 worth of product

If you would like to join click here  
(you will see the link on this page to join)
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0400 883 897
or email me on

Also if you join now still time for you to come to ONSTAGE in November
 - such a magical day where we are spoilt by Stampin' Up!

Essentials Gift Pack - what a bargain! (click on the Carols of Christmas stamp set words  below and a picture of the set will come up)
D Block (X2)
Grid Paper
Paper Snips
SNAIL Adhesive
Bone Folder
  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (AEST) online or by 5:20 PM (AEST) by mail, on 31 July to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit.

Bonus Days are back! For every $90 AUD you spend 1–31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get a $9 AUD Bonus Days coupon that you can use 1–31 August.
Just need an e-mail address - 
ask me how to order now

If you wish to order online please use
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and you will receive a small gift from me
and also go into the draw to win
a stampset.

Have a great day stamping and having fun

Monday, 24 July 2017

SIP Challenge 108 - Fabulous Florals!

Hello everyone when I noticed that the Stamp,Ink,Paper Challenge was all about Fabulous Florals I had to join in!

Its winter here in Australia and we are looking forward to spring when the daffodils and tulips start flowering here in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. These are some of my tulips from last year nestled under the gumtrees.

So what set to use....I decided it was a great chance to use the new hostess set called Tranquil Tulips.

Started  with a base of Berry Burst with Whisper White.
Stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz and the tulips in 
Flirty Flamingo.

Love the Label Me Pretty stampset and the words were
done in Archival Basic Gray.
Makes it quick and easy with the new Pretty Label punch for the words.

Thank you for stopping by
Until next time
happy stamping


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Tranquil Tulips stampset, Label Me Pretty stampset 

Cardstock & DSP:   Berry Burst cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:  Flirty Flamingo ink, Pear Pizzazz ink, Archival Basic Gray

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Snail Adhesive, Pretty Label punch,

Sunday, 23 July 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 61 -

Hi and welcome to this INKspired blog hop
You may have arrived here first or come from Allison 
and I love what she makes.
Before we move onto the sketch I just have a few snow pics from our place to show you from this week.

Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that we work
from to come up with our card
and here it is for this fortnight
 I started with a crumbcake base and then used Pinewood Planks which is a new 3D Dynamic textured folder. Sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink and adhered some of the lovely Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon. 
The words come from the lovely Blooms & Wishes stampset.

 Wanted the flowers to be overflowing the fence and used the Flourish Thinlits for my leaves and flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Now it is onto Barbara and I can't wait to see 
what she has made for this hop

Thank you for coming in
on this INKspired hop
Happy stamping
until next time


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Blooms & Wishes stampset for the words  

Cardstock & DSP:   Crumbcake cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock, Fresh Fig cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Cherry Cobbler cardstock

Ink:  Soft Suede ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stamping Sponges, Snail Adhesive, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Flourish Thinlits Framelits , Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon, Pinewood Planks new 3D Dynamic textured folder