Monday, 30 May 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 87

Welcome from the very talented Tamsin's awesome work.

Hmmm what stampset to use???
Its just too hard there are so many beautiful sets going......

I started making a communion card as my niece did her first holy communion this weekend but silly me realized I had grabbed a set that retired last year -grrrrr

Back to the drawing board

Out came "I think You're Great"

I love the brightness of this card. Sadly my favourite colour Blackberry Bliss alongside Tangelo Twist are retiring as well as the stampset and the 2 1/2 inch punch.

I used the ribbon which has already retired but it sets this card off with a bit of dimension.

  • Stamps: I Think You're Great
  • Ink:  Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss
  • Card: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss
  • Tools: 2 1/2" and 1 3/4"Punches
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Tangelo Twist Ribbon

Next on the hop is  Leah  
Lets see what she has been up to this week!

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 86

Welcome from the very talented Tamsin's awesome work.

A colour challenge this week

I thought I might be different and use Swirly Birds (Again for about the 3rd blog post nearly in a row) lol

I was wondering what the two triangle stamps were and when placing them together I thought "silly me" of course it was a kite!!

I did punch out the tree top from the tree builder punch and used a sponge dauber with it to create the clouds.

  • Stamps: Swirly Bird and Thoughtful Banners Stampsets
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Perfect Plum, Basic Black and Calypso Coral
  • Card: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay
  • Tools: Scribbles and Swirls thinlits with the bigshot and Duet Banner & Tree Builder Punches
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim

Next on the hop is  Leah  
Lets see what she has been up to this week!

Thursday, 19 May 2016



It is a sketch this week and as soon as I saw it I immediately had an idea

Out came my new swirly bird bundle again and here is the card I made with it

Great for a male inspired birthday card.
I am loving this set so much.

The background of the card was masked with the water like long swirl from the set and Dapper Denim brushed over with a sponge dauber.

  • Stamps: Swirly Bird and Thoughtful Banners
  • Ink:  Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry
  • Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry
  • Tools: Swirls and Scribbles with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals
  • #TGIFC55

To See the other cards in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Cas(e) this sketch #172

I have a new challenge this week
Cas(e) this sketch

Its very pretty

I thought I might use some pretty dsp as the main focal point in this challenge
Here is what I made with it

The DSP (Designer Series Paper) had its own shim to it so I thought it was perfect to use on its own.
Simple works out just lovely and these colours work so beautifully together.

To view the other amazing projects head on over to

  • Stamps: Thoughtful Banners
  • Ink:  Night of Navy and Cucumber Crush
  • Card: Cucumber Crush, Watermelon wonder, whisper white and Affectionately Yours specialty DSP
  • Tools: Duet Banner Punch & spring flowers embossing folder (retired) with the bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Thick bakers twine in cucumber crush and watermelon wonder Dotted lace trim
  • CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#172

Monday, 16 May 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 85

Welcome from the very talented Tamsin's pretty creation.

Its Sketch week!!

I have a friend who has a birthday this week so I thought I would make her a birthday card using some of my new goodies :-)

Well it didn't quite turn out how I had it in my head (it's alot busier looking) but it turned out ok.
I am enjoying playing with new goodies :-)

  • Stamps: Swirly Bird and Thoughtful Banners Stampsets
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, memento and Sweet Sugarplum
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black and Playful Palette DSP stack
  • Tools: Scribbles and Swirls and Circles framelits with the bigshot and triple banner punch
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Flirty Flamingo Ribbon

Next on the hop is the lovely Leah

Thursday, 12 May 2016



A colour combo week again

I had a bit of a think about these colours and pulled out a couple of upcoming stampsets mixed in with a current set on my card

I made the background with the rectangle block from the new Thoughtful Banners set.

The Hooray from the new set Confetti Celebration "fits" nicely on top of the balloon from Celebrate Today.
This is a nice card for a male or female.

  • Stamps: Celebrate Today, Confetti Celebration and Thoughtful Banners
  • Ink:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White and Crushed Curry
  • Tools: Balloon Framelits with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals
  • #TGIFC4

To See the other cards in this challenge head on over to

Global Design Project #GDP035

This weeks Global Design Project theme is Project Life


I am a cardmaker... i need to do so much more in the way of scrapbooking.
My older sister is the one who is the scrapper and she is so very good at it!

We recently had a photoshoot in Busselton with a good friend of ours and this was the result...
I am waiting on the disk for the original photos so I can replace them once I get it as these are just the proof images.

I chose the Moments Like These Cards to use but swapped out the Watermelon Wonder and added Peekaboo Peach to tie in with the photos

Each page separate

The little panel in the bottom right fitted the swirl just perfectly so I punched out the picture of my husband and I to pop on top.

I am really really proud with how it worked out......
Might have to get into more scrapping and project life... I have a 3 month trip from last year to do.

  • Card: Moments Like These Card Collection  with Peekaboo Peach Cardstock.
  • Tools: New Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies with the Bigshot, 2" circle punch
  • Embellishments:  Sequins, Paperclip, sticker sheet and washi tape from the Moments Like These Accessory Pack
  • #GDP035
To visit the other projects visit

Monday, 9 May 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 84

Welcome from Anna's  pretty creation.

A theme this week - watercolour

Now for me this is a bit of a challenge as I am not all that good with watercolour

I pulled out my watercolour paper and this is what i did

I cut the butterfly from a piece of whisper white (or any scrap paper) to form a mask on the watercolour paper.
Dropping water on the butterfly I slowly added colour starting from the Daffodil at the bottom and working up to the Tangelo then Melon adding a little darker colour as I went.
When it was dry I then swished my aqua pen over the paper again and placed down some Bermuda Bay ink.
When the whole image was dry I then drew on the antennae and stamped the sentiment.
This was then adhered to the base card with dimensionals.

  • Stamps: Sentiment from B.Y.O.P
  • Ink:  Staz On, Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay
  • Card: Whisper White & Watercolour
  • Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits with the BigShot, aquapen & fine black Sharpie pen
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

Next on the hop is Annette.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

ESAD 2016 Retirement List Blog Hop

Welcome from Richelle Fletchers amazing swallowtail project

This is it the end of the Occasions Catalogue and Annual Catalogue.
There are so many things retiring but they are making way for some super beautiful goodies in the next annual catalogue....

I made two cards with three retiring stampsets

 This card has quite a bit retiring on it
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Bohemian DSP
(the blackberry bliss ribbon did retire last year but I couldn't resist it on this card)
Flowering Flourishes Stampset
 In this Together Stampset
and lastly Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder

Retiring items on this card are
Zoo Babies Stampset
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
and Word Window Punch

I am really sad about these and alot of other sets going but it is making way for more new and exciting stamps and accessories

Next on the hop is my dear friend Monique Fielder 
(she gives the loveliest hugs and is the most amazing papercrafter)


  1. Richelle Fletcher
  2. Nicole Wilson ( YOU ARE HERE
  3. Monique Fielder
  4. Lou Kitzelman (
  5. Cheryl Algie (
  6. Carolina Evans (
  7. Kelly Kent (
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck (
  9. Narelle Fasulo (

Monday, 2 May 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 83

Welcome from Anna's blog

This week are stunning colours

I haven't been home all weekend and I have left things to the last minute.

I went simple and the stampset is just beautiful

I have a friend who's birthday is soon and I think she will just love this!!

  • Stamps: You've Got This and sentiment from Tin of Cards Stampset
  • Ink:  Staz On Smokey Slate, Mint Macaron and Rose Red
  • Card: Whisper White & Shimmery White
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

Next on the hop is Annette.

I wonder if anyone had the same idea as me??