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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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
the July  code below:
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

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Bonus Days are Back - Earn in July spend in August

What a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list. 
Who doesn't love free Stampin' Up! products? 

This promotion only lasts until the end of July.
Don't wait - all those items on your wish list can add up to free product.
For every $90.00 AUD you spend between  1st - 31st July 2017
(before postage) STAMPIN'  UP!  will email YOU  a $9 Bonus Days coupon that you 
can then use between  1st - 31st August 2017.

Now here are the details:

    • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
    • An email address is required to participate. Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
    • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
    • Order deadline: 31 July 2017 by 11:50 PM (AET)

    Let me know if you have any questions.  Get your wish lists ready and earn coupons with every order during July!  There are only a couple more weeks for this promo!

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


    Contact me to place your order!

    Have fun stampin' and making cards

    Sunday, 9 July 2017

    INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 60 -

    Hello and welcome to our 
    INKspired hop tonight. You may have come from 
    Allison and I love seeing what she makes (those pigs were so cute) last fortnight!

    Now here is the sketch Teneale has given us
    to play with.
    I have been loving the Window Box Thinlits
    and how the designs make lovely boxes
    but are also great on cards.
    Just need to add a colour behind the design.
    Chose the Powder Pink from the Fresh Floral DSP stack.

    I stamped the words at the bottom
    so couldn't add the string and bow.

    Thank you for coming by
    Now it is onto the 
    lovely Barbara
    and I can't wait to see what she makes

    List Of Products:

    Stamps and Dies:   Beautiful You stampset, Window Box Thinlits, Timeless Textures stampset

    Cardstock & DSP:   Crumbcake cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Powder Pink from Fresh Florals DSP

    Ink:  Crumbcake ink, Sweet Sugarplum ink

    Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stamping Sponges, Snail Adhesive, Pearls Basic Jewels, Layering Ovals Framelits 

    ESAD Blog Hop - Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue

    Hi and welcome to another ESAD blog hop which is about 
    our Favourites - what we are lovin'.

     You may have hopped across from the
    delightful Kristel Rimmer and I  
    simply can't guess what her favs are..but Berry Burst seems to be a hit with her.
    The box below explains what ESAD is  all about - it is a fun loving group that loves Stampin' Up 
    and we are all Demonstrators 
    I am lovin' this catalogue
    and it was really hard to choose one fav.... so I have a
    few. Love the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack so it forms part of my hop today including the cardstock.
    I have chosen three of the new In Colours - Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink.
     I just had to make some small matching boxes for 
    some chocolates to go with the cards but they had 
    disappeared so lucky the Mentos were still in the cupboard
    for my picture! 
     Love the Lemon Lime Twist card below - such a 
    gorgeous colour

    If you don't have the stampset you can cut the flowers out from the Fresh Florals DSP for your cards but I chose to use the Floral Phrases stampset and the words from Beautiful You. 
    The layering ovals provided the perfect match for the flower stamp.
    I think the Berry Burst card is my fav - what one do you like the most?
    Was going to use the cute bows on the card
    but felt they were not needed.. have another use for them
    coming soon.
     Don't forget all these products are on pages 94-95 of the
    2017-18 Stampin' Up! Catalogue 
    for you to order.

     Now it is onto Kathryn Ruddick and I can't wait to see
    her favourites.

    Thank you for stopping by on this wonderful
    ESAD Blog Hop.
    until next time
    thank you and happy stamping.

    Blog hop participants:
    17. Maree McIntosh – YOU ARE HERE

    List Of Products:

    Stamps and Dies:   Floral Phrases stampset, Beautiful You stampset

    Cardstock & DSP:   Whisper White cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock, Powder Pink cardstock, Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Fresh Floral DSP stack

    Ink:  Berry Burst ink, Powder Pink ink, Lemon Lime Twist ink

    Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Big shot, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Multipurpose Liquis Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals