Thursday, 16 August 2018

My Baby has just turned 6!!

Here we are in August already! 
This year is flying by, which brings me to this post.
My baby turned 6 on the 14th of this month and I can not believe how quickly those 6 years have passed. It feels like we moved yesterday and he was just starting to walk.

I didn't take my good camera to his little birthday party after school but I did take a few pics on my SE iPhone. The quality isn't all that great but if you don't try to enlarge your photos then they are fine.

I converted the photos to black and white to go nicely on this page. 
(Plus he was still in his uniform so he wasn't that well dressed for the occasion.)

I seriously really need to get myself sorted out and scrapbook more. 
The kids are growing way way to fast an I am just not getting it done!!
(as you can tell I really am more of a cardmaker than a scrapbooker!)

  • Stamps: Timeless Textures, Swirly Frames, Swirly Bird, Make a Difference, Labeler Alphabet, Pick a Pennant
  • Ink: White Craft, Memento, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Sparkle Glimmer and Tropical Escape DSP stack
  • Tools: Celebrate You Thinlits with the bigshot & Shimmery White Embossing paste with the Brick Decorative Mask.
  • Embellishments: Frost White Shimmer Paint (coming soon) sprayed over the background.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Global Design Project meets TGIF Challenge! #GPD151 #TGIFC172

This weeks TGIF 172 challenge is a cute sketch

& this weeks Global Design Challenge 151 is 

Teamed up together they have made the perfect birthday card for our little boy who's birthday is tomorrow. 

This little octopus is so adorable and one of my sons favourite colours is Orange so there was no worries about what colour he was going to be!

I love how the papers can make me, make the decision on what colours to use on a card. 

  • Stampset: Sea Of Textures and Sentiment from Balloon Celebration
  • Ink: Tranquil Tide & Pumpkin Pie
  • Card: Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Soft Seafoam, Crumb Cake, Silver Foil and Tranquil Textures DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Under the Sea Thinlits and the Seaside Embossing folder with the bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Wink of Stella
  • #TGIFC172
  • #GDP151
To visit the other projects visit

Just Add Ink 421 #JAI421

Just Add Ink Challenge #421

This weeks challenge is a sketch

Its really funny as I actually made a card for my daughters friend on the weekend and the layout was very similar to this!!

The design team must have read my mind!
My daughters friend loves to read so we bought her a couple of books and I whipped out the hostess stampset to make this card.

I really wanted to use the framelits from Stitched Seasons as it is very very limited to this month and it is such a gorgeous set!

Lots of layering in this card with the base card, DSP then the red panel.

  • Stamps: Hand Delivered
  • Ink:  Stayz On
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Broadway Bound Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Seasons as well as Stitched Shapes Framelits & Simple Stripes embossing folder with the Bigshot and Ivory, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Colour INKspiration 39 #CI39

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 1900 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.

You have jumped from Rachels baby card to mine!

Choose any 3 subltles…. 
The 3 I chose were Highland Heather, Petal Pink and Mint Macaron!

Perfect for a baby card....Our gorgeous friends welcomed a little daughter into the world about a week ago. What a perfect opportunity to make their card.

Animal Outing is a great set for a baby card.
It is so versatile!

  • Stamps: Animal Outing & Little Twinkle
  • Ink: Highland Heather, Mint Macaron & Memento
  • Card: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Highland Heather and Petal Pink
  • Tools: Animal Friends, Stitched Seasons & Stitched Labels with the bigshot, Petal Pink & Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends and Shimmery White Embossing Paste coloured with Highland Heather re-inker and the Cloud Pattern Party Decorative Mask.
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

Next up is the talented Nikki with her colour combo

Thursday, 2 August 2018

TGIF Challenges meets Fab Friday Challenge #TGIFC170 #FabFri142

This week I have had a little time to craft and I grabbed two more challenges to create with 

This weeks TGIF challenge is

So either repeat an image by stamping off or repeat the image on your project


and a Fab Friday
 colour challenge

The set I used for these challenges was still sitting on my desk from a play I had with it earlier in the week.

I think that the greens (Mossy Meadow, Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron) all look lovely together

I love it!
The Stitched Framelits that have been released in this new annual catalogue are just so versatile and so super easy to use! 

The repetitive images are my background images on the tranquil tide and also on the Mint Macaron Stitched Framelit. 

  • Stampset: Botanical Bliss
  • Ink: Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide
  • Card: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow
  • Tools: Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Botanical Tags Thinlits and the Tufted Embossing folder with the bigshot as well as sponge daubers
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Rhinestones
  • #TGIFC170
  • #FabFri142
To visit the other projects visit

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Global Design Project #GDP149 meets The Paper Players Challenges #PP403

This week is a colour challenge and I can not, not make a card with these they are some of my faves!


and throw in a gorgeous sketch 

This week I was looking through different challenges and fell in love with both of these. 
They looked to me like they would work perfectly together and this is what I made.

So so pretty!

The main "tag" panel is mounted on dimensionals so it pops up from the base panels.
The repetitive stamping onto the smaller panels, sponge daubing around the outside and the use the subtle embossing folder on the Bermuda Bay background panel gives the whole card a bit of texure. 

  • Stampset: Botanical Bliss
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lipstick and Night of Navy
  • Card: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
  • Tools: Stitched Labels Framelits, Botanical Tags Thinlits and the Subtle Embossing folder with the bigshot as well as sponge daubers
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • #GDP149
  • #PP403
To visit the other projects visit

Just Add Ink 419 #JAI419

Just Add Ink Challenge #419

This weeks challenge is 

What this means is to use a stampset in a way that it wasn't intended.

Christmas is just around the corner isn't it?

This card was made with the Painted Harvest Flower but used for Christmas.
It is never too late to start on those Chrissy cards is it?
I have also used some new product that is available from the 1st of August.

  • Stamps: Painted Harvest and sentiment is from Blended Seasons
  • Ink:  Versamark, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce
  • Card: Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Real Red, Gold Foil Wood Textures DSP stack and Under the Mistletoe DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Seasons with the Bigshot and Gold Embossing powder
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to