Sunday, 27 January 2019

TGIF Challenge 196, Inspire. Create Challenge 35 & Just Add Ink 441

This weeks challenge is adding designer series paper

mix it with a sketch


this cute picture inspiration

and this is the result.....

I fussy cut the cute cupcake from the DSP as the main feature on this card. 
The three challenges have complimented each other perfectly I think and I am delighted with how it has worked out.

Wishing our gorgeous friends daughter Jayde a massive Happy 4th Birthday.

  • Stampset: Well Said
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana
  • Card: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Shimmery White, Lovely Lipstick and How Sweet it is DSP
  • Tools: Well Written Thinlits, Be Mine & Stitched Shapes Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon and Wink of Stella
  • #TGIFC196
  • #JAI441
  • #inspirecreatechallenges
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Monday, 21 January 2019

What Will You Stamp 203? #WWYS203

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 203.
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 really haven't been able to participate the last couple of months as I didn't have any of the great sets that were featured. (it would be nice to have a never ending bank account but it is just not possible!)

I am back anyway for this one.

The stamparatus is the best invention to get the sentiment just right on this card.
I love it and I think I should crack it out more often.

This is a simple card but with a bit of layering and dimension it comes up pretty cute!

  • Stamps: Colorful Season (Colourful Season)
  • Ink:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand
  • Card: Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Wood Textures DSP
  • Tools: Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the bigshot.
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

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

Saturday, 19 January 2019

TGIF Challenge 195 #TGIF195

This week the challenge is an inspiration theme

What a cool theme it is!

I immediately thought of what I wanted to do.

Tangled is a movie we have watched over and over again in this household!
It is one of my children's favourite movies...

  • Stampsets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Make a Difference
  • Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick and Crumb Cake
  • Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo,Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick
  • Tools: Botanical Tags and Bouquet Bunch with the bigshot and Shimmery White Embossing Paste (with Crumb Cake added ) with the brick template from Pattern Party Decorative Masks
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, White Soilid Bakers Twine (dyed with pineapple punch and daffodil delight ink, Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon and Wink of Stella
  • #TGIFC195
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Friday, 18 January 2019

The Paper Players 424 #PP424

I was looking through the challenges available this week and saw these pretty colours...

I got excited and whipped up a card for it.

But silly me didn't read the last line and a colour of your choice. 
Oh well I was going to go back and add to it but I like it just the way it is!

I purposely left off the sentiment as it didn't look right any which way I tried to pop one on. This card is going to be perfect for an anything goes card!

  • Stampset: None
  • Ink: none
  • Card: Whisper White, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil delight and Gingham Gala DSP
  • Tools: Butterfly Beauty Thinlits with the bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon
  • #PP424
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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