Monday, 18 December 2017

What Will You Stamp 147 #WWYS147

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 147.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

It is such a cute set for an Australian Christmas!
This time I thought I would use the stamp that I hadn't used in this set and that was the beachy decorated tree.

The background of the tree I have used a new item in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue called Brusho! I have mixed two of the colours to get a nicer green and fussy cut the embossed tree out.

The great thing about our Stampin' Blends is they colour the rhinestones and pearls beautifully.

  • Stamps: Beachy Christmas
  • Ink:  Memento Black,Crumb Cake and Versamark
  • Card: Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Silver Foil, Watercolour and Merry Music Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Brushos (upcoming Occasions catalogue), Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends and Silver Embossing powder
  • Embellishments: Silver Ribbon, Dimensionals, Rhinestones and Wink of Stella

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Just Add Ink 390 #JAI390

Just Add Ink Challenge #390

I have had my niece staying with me for a few days so I haven't been creating much.
This weeks challenge is a sketch...

I have been playing around with my Stampin' Blends alot lately and here is a card I made with the pretty flowers from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.
I am planning on using all the flowers from the sheet to make various cards.

My sister has a birthday coming up in January I think I will give her this card.... shhhh it's ok she never reads my blog.....

It does have wink of stella on it but it is extremely hard to photograph. Very sparkly.
The flowers have photographed a bit darker than usual. It doesn't help that it is an awful afternoon here in Perth with a storm brewing.......

  • Stamps: Sentiment from Perennial Birthday (upcoming Occasions catalogue)
  • Ink:  Versamark and Old Olive
  • Card: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, vellum and Petal Passion DSP (upcoming Occasions catalogue)
  • Tools: Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Stampin' Blends, Stitched Framelits and Layered Leaves Thick Embossing Folder with the bigshot, White Stampin Emboss Powder
  • Embellishments:  Wink of Stella and Dimensionals

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

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Colour INKspiration #24

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 1750 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 come from Tanya's gorgeous card

Colour INKspiration 24

I made another Birthday Card to add to the collection..

It is a vellum cardbase with a smaller insert inside.
It is actually a lot prettier than this pic shows as there is also wink of stella on the flowers.
The watercolour background was made by wetting the background watercolour cardbase and dropping dots of the pool party and tranquil tide inks on it to spread.
Let it dry naturally.

  • Stamps: Oh So Eclectic & sentiment from Confetti Celebration
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler
  • Card: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Vellum, Silver Foil, Pool Party, watercolour & Cherry Cobbler
  • Tools: Sweety and Sassy Framelits and Eclectic Layers thinlits with the Bigshot as well as the 1 1/4 circle punch
  • Embelishments: Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Silver ribbon

Next up is Rose's gorgeous project

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Occasions and Saleabration 2018

Occasions and Saleabration 2018

I have just had my birthday and was lucky to receive my pre-order for the upcoming catalogues.

So if you don't already have a demonstrator in Australia please contact me and I will post these babies out to you :-)

Here is a little sneak peek of a card I have made using some new product

oh my gosh I love this paper and the Stampin' Blends!

  • Stamps: Sentiment from Party Pandas (Saleabration 2018)
  • Ink:  Versamark, Old Olive
  • Card: Petal Passion DSP (Occasions 2018), Gold Foil, Basic Black, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
  • Tools: Petals and more & layered leaves embossing folder with the bigshot, triple banner punch, White Embossing Powder and Old olive, pumpkin pie and cherry cobbler Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella & dimensionals.

Monday, 11 December 2017

What Will You Stamp? #146

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 146.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

I must say I was excited to purchase this set..... Then it has just sat there on the shelf.... doing nothing
Until Now!

The stampset teamed up with the Quilted Christmas DSP stack has come up quite nice.
The stamps repetitively stamped make a great background on this card and it could be reproduced fairly quickly if you had lots to make.

My children gave this one to the crosswalk lady on Thursday afternoon as we drive past every morning and afternoon as she always has the biggest wave to us!
They look forward to it every day! (she cried aw - we don't know peoples situations she may not have any family that she spends Chrissy with....)

  • Stamps: Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White and Quilted Christmas DSP Stack
  • Embellishments: Silver Ribbon

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Friday, 1 December 2017

Global Design Project #115 & Just Add Ink #388

This weeks project for Global Design Project is Christmas Joy...
What a perfect theme as I have just scrapbooked my gorgeous kiddies Chrissy Pic

ohhh and Just add Ink this week is just add Glitter!

Two Birds..... One Stone..

Well definitely these two bring so much Joy to our family.
After all, as soon as children come into our lives it is all about them.... and Christmas sparkles once more especially seeing their faces on Christmas morning!

Every year we take a few pics and get them printed off into cards to post to family and friends. (yes it is slack of me not to hand make Chrissy cards but we send out 60 and that is a lot) Bear in mind I have just made 60 Christmas Cards for my two children's classes and that took me 3 days...
This weekend I really need to finish off the teachers gifts and cards oh and a stampastack group coming tonight so I still have a lot of work ahead of me....

  • Ink: Real Red 
  • Card:  Gold Foil, Vellum & Soft Suede
  • Tools: Large Letters and Large Numbers Framelits and Eclectic Layers Thinlits with the bigshot, Pattern Party Decorative Masks
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Embossing Paste & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • #GDP115 #JAI388
To visit the other projects visit

oh well while I am here, here is a pic of one of the stampastack cards the girls are making tonight :-)

I am sure the girls will love making these (not sure if they will love the fussy cutting though haha)