Thursday, 17 January 2019

Inspire.Create.Challenge #034

I have found another great challenge! The Inspire. Create. Stamping Challenge....
This makes me so excited!

This fortnight is a colour challenge

Gorgeous Bright Colours! I love them.

Here is a card I made with these great colours.... I made a sympathy card but you can change the sentiment to be anything!

This has been in my head since I saw this great saleabration stampset but it has taken me a while to figure out how to make it...I had to handcut the night of navy blue card to fit the vellum piece and then fussy cut the coloured image.... a bit time consuming but worth it in the end!

  • Stampsets: Lovely Lattice & Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Stayz on Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Pineapple Punch, Watercolour and Vellum
  • Tools: Stitched Labels Framelits with the bigshot & Aqua Brush
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Frost Shimmer Paint and Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon

To visit the other projects visit
or facebook

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! 21 #AWLSU021

I have been a liker of this page on facebook for a while now but the challenges seem to get a bit lost in my newsfeed and I miss them. (This is a facebook challenge.)

Well this month I got on top of it.

The colour challenge is use 1 or more of these colours on a card.

I used all bar the Garden Green.

I am absolutely loving the butterflies in the Occasions and Saleabration Catalogues at the moment.

  • Stampsets: Beauty Abounds
  • Ink: Versamark, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade and Blackberry Bliss
  • Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Velllum
  • Tools: Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies with the bigshot and sponge daubers
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and Butterfly Elements
  • #AWLSU021
To visit the other projects visit

Fab Friday Challenge 154 #FABFRI154

Fab Friday Challenge
This week is a great sketch.

This week is a colour challenge..... so so much green!!

I figured out a way to make green pretty......

I tried my hand at a bit of no line watercolouring. 
It's my first attempt so don't look too closely...… 
Well you know practise makes perfect so I had better keep on giving it a go!

It does take a bit of time but I think it is worth it in the end. 
I think it looks a bit like a painting don't you?

  • Stampset: Tea Together
  • Ink: Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide
  • Card: Whisper White, Watercolour, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide
  • Tools: Aqua Brush
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon & Pearlized Doily  
  • #FabFri154
To visit the other projects visit

Monday, 14 January 2019

As You See It Challenge 191 #AYSI191

This is the first time that I have entered in this challenge. 
I have so many cards I need to make and challenges are a great way of getting them done!

This challenge is a sketch

Our really good friends had a baby on the 12th of January and I had the perfect set to make a card for this challenge.

  • Stampsets: Sweet Baby
  • Ink: Lovely Lipstick and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Vellum and All my Love DSP
  • Tools: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Well Written Framelits, Bouncing Baby Framelits and Tufted embossing folder with the bigshot, Ivory, Light Crumb Cake and Flirty Flamingo combo Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and All My Love Flirty Flamingo 1/8" ribbon
  • #AYSI191
To visit the other projects visit

TGIF Challenge 194 #TGIF194

This week the challenge is a sketch

I really need to replenish my male birthday cards in my stash so here is the perfect opportunity.

The foil paper that you can earn during saleabration is just devine and the motorbike image on the Designer Series Paper was the perfect element after fussy cutting!!

  • Stampsets: Geared Up Garage & Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Ink: Smokey Slate & Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Grapefruit Grove & Silver Foil and Classic Garage DSP
  • Tools: Garage Gears & Layering Ovals with the bigshot as well as the Bigshot Embossing Mats.
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon
  • #TGIFC194
To visit the other projects visit

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Caseing the Catty Sunday Challenge #CTC211

This is a facebook challenge that I think I have only made one card for previously.
I love the suites that are featured this week so I thought that I would join in.

Here is the info for this week
Every Sunday at 7pm (AEST), there will be a new challenge where we are CASEing a section of the current Stampin' Up! catalogues.
This week we are casing the All My Love section, pages 4-9, from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.
You can CASE directly or be inspired by a sketch/layout, colour combo or embellishment.

Here is the page I chose my CASE from.

page 7 of the Occasions catalogue.

My take on the card in the bottom of the pic slightly changed with colour, sentiment and features a butterfly rather than the flower image....

  • Stampsets: Meant To Be
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Card: Whisper White, Shimmery White, All My Love DSP, Lovely Lipstick Foil, Vellum, Soft Seafoam, Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake
  • Tools: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and Layered Leaves Embossing Folder with the bigshot as well as White Embossing Powder.
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon
  • #CTC211

To see all the cards made for this week head on over to and request to join the group.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

TGIF Challenge 193 #TGIF193

This week the challenge is a colour one

I have pulled out a few new products for this challenge....

and made a simple birthday card for my gorgeous Niece!

  • Stampsets: Well Said and Butterfly Gala
  • Ink: Smokey Slate & Lemon Lime Twist
  • Card: Smokey Slate, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Gingham Gala DSP
  • Tools: Well Written Framelits with the bigshot and Butterfly Duet Punch.
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Organdy Ribbon & Glitter Enamel Dots
  • #TGIFC193
To visit the other projects visit

Sunday, 6 January 2019

ESAD 2019 Occasions and Saleabration 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 items from the amazing Occasions and Saleabration catalogues .

I hope you loved Shannon's Project

I am so so in love with all things Butterfly from both catalogues!

Its amazing how these two cards have been made from the same sheet of DSP and because of the background colour difference they look different.

A simple picture frame with the new Butterfly Beauty Thinlits

All projects here feature the amazing Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and all pretty much go together.

I punched out the singular Butterflies for the cards and post it note gift holders.

  • Stamps: Butterfly Gala & Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Card: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Gorgeous Grape, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits with the bigshot as well as the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals