Thursday, 6 December 2018

TGIF Challenges #TGIF188

This week the challenge is

This is perfect as I am currently just putting the finishing touches to my Teacher Gifts.

The mini copper tea tins are perfect to decorate and pop that little gift in.
There is a new product on these tins.... you can earn it in Saleabration this coming January.

The papers are just too stunning...both sides!!

We were blessed to have some amazing Teachers & Education Assistant this year. 
They were such lovely people and they loved the children.
We are looking forward to a year that was just as good in 2019.

  • Stampset: None
  • Ink: None
  • Card: Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Shimmery White and Botanical Butterflies DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, with the bigshot.
  • Embellishments:  Copper Tea Tins, Dimensionals & Pearlized Doilies
  • #TGIFC188
To visit the other projects visit

Sunday, 2 December 2018

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to yet another wonderful ESAD blog hop!
I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators (friends) and I hope that you enjoy all our projects using products from the Holiday Catalogue for quick and easy cards, tags and packaging.

You have hopped on over from Delys

I have had a couple of quick end of year gifts to make so I whipped these up the other day.

This gift belly band tag was made for my daughters Tennis coach as it was her last lesson for the year last week.

This was a little tag to add to a gift for a lady who purchased from me this month. 
I know she was pretty keen to try out the shimmer paints so I have gifted her this little pack as a thankyou.

  • Stamps: Dashing Deer
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, 
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes & Detailed Deer Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embellishments:

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Fab Friday Challenge 151 #FabFri151

Fab Friday Challenge is here.
This week is a great sketch.

We have so many birthdays, end of year teacher gifts, a wedding, sympathy cards and more birthday cards to get made... I am really running out of time!

My son has a birthday party tomorrow so I whipped up this card to match the sketch.

There is a little sneak peak of a few new items coming very very soon for this card.
The Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous and has so many beautiful Butterfly images. 
Here I fussy cut one out as the feature "shape" on the front of this card.

  • Stampset: Beauty Abounds & Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Ink: Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape
  • Card: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Labels Framelits  & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals , Wink of Stella & Grapefruit Grove Gros-Grain Ribbon
  • #FabFri151
To visit the other projects visit

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Colour INKspiration 46 #CI46

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.

Welcome from the lovely Kim's page

This is my colour picture pick this fortnight!
Aren't the colours amazing? They are all new this year too!

I loved this picture as it reminded me of my own wedding (my bridesmaid dresses anyway)

Here I am with my beautiful sisters Lisa, Leanne and Sonia (my step sister and friend)
"sigh" feels like forever ago!

Anyway back to the task at hand, I made another pocket card for this challenge.

I love these colours together so much!

My class ladies made this card way back in September. 
So simple and I followed Jackie Aitkens tutorial for the card base. It is super easy to use!

You can get two tones of colour from the one inkpad like I have above with the Gorgeous Grape and Lovely Lipstick Inks. 
I have stamped off first for the lighter base image then stamped the second image over the top.
The bouquet bunch framelits are so easy to use and put together inside the jar.

  • Stamps: Graceful Garden, Jar of Love & Beautiful Bouquet
  • Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Black Stayz on
  • Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Vellum
  • Tools:  Everyday Jars, Stitched Shapes and Bouquet Bunch Framelits with the bigshot, 
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

Now on to see what Nikki has done with these gorgeous colours...… did I tell you I love them?!

for a tutorial please go to Addinktive Designs

Just Add Ink 435 meets Global Design Project 166

Just Add Ink Challenge #435

Here is a picture to draw inspiration from.
I have made a card with trees below.... and not a Christmas card either.

This sketch is so gorgeous.

My beautiful neighbour passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. 
I was able to visit him on Monday afternoon to say my goodbyes. 
It is a really sad time at the moment as my children loved him like an adopted grandparent and he loved them very much too.
I really am going to miss him.

He leaves behind his beloved Betty who I made this card especially for.

Rest In Peace Don x

  • Stamps: Rooted In Nature and Better Together
  • Ink: - Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow
  • Card: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede and Natures Poem DSP 
  • Tools: Natures Roots, Stitched Labels & Stitched Shapes Framelits with the Bigshot & Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

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

For The Love Of Creating with Stampin' Up! New Catalogue Pre-Order Items

Here is a blog hop using new pre order items from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

You have hopped on over from the lovely Bronwyn

We had a 40th to go to on the weekend so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use the Classic Garage Stampset and mix it up with a prize patrol from Onstage called Itty Bitty Birthdays.

Such a cool set especially for the car enthusiast.
My step father is a mechanic so it is going to be a well used set I am predicting.

  • Stamps: Classic Garage, Itty Bitty Birthdays and Make a Difference
  • Ink:  Memento Black and Poppy Parade
  • Card: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey and Silver Foil
  • Tools: Garage Gears & Stitched Shapes Framelits with the bigshot and Poppy Parade and Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals

Up next is Margriet