Thursday, 31 December 2020

Social Stamping "Oh 2020"


Hello and welcome to the monthly Social Stamping Hop.

My friend Kelly Kent is the mastermind behind this and she put the group together to share our creations in a time where we were all social distancing and many were in isolation. It was very unnerving time for a lot of people as some have medical issues and loved ones who were compromised and can not afford to get ill. Creating is my sanity as I am a pretty social person and these past few months were a little bit of a struggle.

Life in 2020 has been a "Challenge" for our family. I had taken the last two hops off to have some time to grieve the loss of my beautiful mum. Yes, so I can not wait to see the back of 2020.

You have come from Kelly herself

So here is the next monthly theme that Kelly has set for us and it is "Oh 2020"

I was a little stumped on what I was going to do for this hop but I had actually started to scrapbook a couple of pages of mum using some new product from the Jan-June Mini that I just had to use them for this hop..... I bawled my eyes out the whole time making these pages..
The photo to the left is the last photo she had taken, she was gone 1 1/2 weeks later.

Her last wishes were to have Hydrangeas at her funeral... Well you can now understand the sadness when I opened the new Mini for next year to find a whole suite of them..... (but happy they were in there) I miss her so, so much, so if your mum is still around squeeze her ever so tightly and always tell her that you love her!

  • Stamps: -
  • Ink: -
  • Card: Highland Heather, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Old Olive, Purple Posy and Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
  • Tools: Hydrangea Dies with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

Jump on over to my Stampin' bestie Denise (who has been a godsend to me these past few months... Thankyou my friend xxx)

Here is the full list of participants -

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Freshly Brewed Projects - Jan-June Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek


My friend Leonie from Stamp a latté has a weekly hop going and her theme this week is Jan-June Mini  Sneak Peek and I am currently having a little play with my mini catalogue items so I thought I would join in.

I actually received this gorgeous new medley yesterday called "Flowering Cactus" and had to have a play with it last night. I decided to make one of my Easel Flip Cards as it was the perfect fold for this set!

  • Stamps: Flowering Cactus
  • Ink: Highland Heather and Calypso Coral
  • Card: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Flowering Cactus DSP
  • Tools: Flowering Cactus and Stitched Nested Labels Dies with the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine 
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Calypso Coral Twine from the Kit

For a list of all participants in the hop see below

Monday, 21 December 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch! CTS#402


 CAS(E) this Sketch.

Loving this sketch and it is perfect for some new papers that I have just received. 

Pretty! These new foils are coming next month in the new Jan- June Mini and in real life they are so amazing. A pop of fussy cut black and white Floral Designer Series Paper behind the sentiment is just perfect for this simple anniversary card.

  • Stampset: Always in My Heart
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Card: Rococo Rose, Basic Black, Love You Always Foil Sheets, Love You always Specialty Designer Series Paper and True Love Designer Series Paper
  • Tools: Floral Heart Dies as well as Painted Texture Embossing folder with a Stamp & Emboss Machine, White Embossing Powder with a Heat Tool
  • Embellishments: Black Dimensionals & Rhinestones

    To visit the other projects in this challenge visit

    Sunday, 20 December 2020

    Stamping Pals #SP10


    I have had my pre-order for the new upcoming catalogue arrive and I am so in love with the Hydrangea Suite so I used the sketch challenge below to make my card.

    Such as pretty suite of colours and everything just matches perfectly together.

    This sketch and the pretty designer series papers made this card come together so easily. I used two strips of the papers together to make the background and embossed with the subtle folder for a slight textured background. The leaves were stamped with the shadow stamp first in old olive then I cut the outline with the dies and used a sponge dauber to add colour to make the veins of the leaves stand out. The actual Hydrangea flower is designer series paper also but cut with the flower die. So so pretty. I think that you will see a lot of future cards and a scrapping page coming soon!

    • Stamps: Hydrangea Haven
    • Ink: Versamark, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow
    • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather and Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
    • Tools: Hydrangea Dies and Subtle Embossing folder with a Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine & White embossing powder and a heat tool 
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon & Pastel Pearls
    for more projects in these challenges visit

    Wednesday, 16 December 2020

    Freshly Brewed Projects - Saleabration Sneak Peek

    My friend Leonie from Stamp a latté has a weekly hop going and I am trying to get myself together to join in but the weeks seem to fly by... today is no different but her theme is Saleabration Sneak Peek and I am currently having a little play with my Saleabration items so I thought I would join in.

    I have actually used two items from the upcoming saleabration catalogue can you pick what they are?

    I used the gorgeous A Touch of Ink Stampset and the Oh So Ombre paper.

    With the butterfly I sponge daubered the Gorgeous Grape and Magenta Madness on the background stamp, stamped it over the black outlined image and then my favourite thing to do... I fussy cut it out...

    The sentiment was also stamped on the same ombre paper that was left over from the background and mounted up with dimensionals over the scrolled die cut magenta piece (this has also been daubered around the outside with the Gorgeous Grape)

    The last thing I did was coloured the clear epoxy droplets with the Highland Heather Dark blend (closest to the Gorgeous Grape)

    • Stamps: A Touch of Ink
    • Ink: Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape and Memento Black
    • Card: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Oh So Ombre DSP
    • Tools: Ornate Frames Dies with the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine and a Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blend
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Clear Epoxy Droplets

    For a list of all participants in the hop see below


    ·         Debbie Yeomans  

    ·         Leonie Schroder

    ·         Libby Dyson

    ·         Nicole Wilson

    Monday, 14 December 2020

    Papercraft Crew 404 #PCC404

    I have had my pre-order for the new upcoming catalogue arrive and I was itching to find a challenge to have a play with it.

    My prize patrol from our recent On Stage conference was the gorgeous Always in My Heart Stampset. I grabbed the dies, ribbon and papers to go with it and created this card.

    My Gosh the pink foils in this suite are stunning! I stamped off the leaves and the flower image and did tone on tone stamping. The ribbon is behind the sentiment but ruffled to add a bit of texture along with the subtle folder in the very background.

    • Stamps: Always in My Heart
    • Ink: Versamark, Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose
    • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black and Love You Always Foil Sheets
    • Tools: Floral Heart Dies and Subtle Embossing folder with a Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine & White embossing powder and a heat tool 
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Elegant Faceted Gems
    for more projects in these challenges visit

    Sunday, 6 December 2020

    ESAD Goodbye Mini 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 retiring products from the August - December Mini Catalogue.
    It's your last chance to grab these gorgeous products.

    You have either started with myself or come from Odette.

    This is what I made.... with a set I fell in love with but had not inked yet!!

    I sometimes forget that some of the gorgeous Designer Series Papers are light enough to stamp on and this textured wood piece was perfect.

    I was planning on making a few other cards but its that silly time of the year and I just ran out of time......

    • Stamps: Life Is Beautiful
    • Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
    • Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and In Good Taste DSP.
    • Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies with a die cutting machine and Crumb cake and Balmy Blue Stampin' Write Markers.
    • Embellishments: - Dimensionals and Faux Suede Trim

    Next up is my very gorgeous stampin bestie Denise

    Here is a full list of participants if you get lost or if there are broken links

    1.       Nicole Wilson - You are here!

    2.       Denise Buetler

    3.       Cheryl Algie

    4.       Narelle Fasulo

    5.       Lou Kitzelman

    6.       Libby Dyson

    7.       Melissa Gifford

    8.       Leonie Schroder

    9.       Sue Vine

    10.   Monique Fielder

    11.   Shannon Kissane

    12.   Maree McIntosh

    13.   Kelly Kent

    14.   Odette Kermode

    Tuesday, 1 December 2020

    The Dimensionals- Christmas Ornament


    Welcome to my blog and to The Dimensionals tutorials

    We’re a group of Stamping Friends who offer 3D Paper Craft Tutorials on the 1st day of every month
    I am so super excited to be a part of a group of such talented ladies and I pinch myself on how I got here.......

    The theme for this month is Christmas Ornaments! 
    As soon as I saw the gorgeous Dove Dies I just had to have them! 

    Wings of Christmas

    Now if you go to check out Bronwyn's decoration it is so pretty!

    To purchase these great tutorial bundles click HERE!

    There are a few ways you can access these awesome tutorials

    1.      For every purchase of $50 + of Stampin’ Up! ® products placed through my on-line store 
    or through my stamp classes this month (Australian Residents Only), I’ll email you the entire 
    bundle for FREE as a ‘thank you’ for shopping with me!

    2.      Join my INKYPINKS Stampin’ Up! ® Team to get access to my tutorials and I’d love to 
    welcome you into our Stampin’ Up! ® family whether you’re wanting to work it as a business 
    or be a hobby demonstrator like me. 
    Click on the JOIN NOW Tab on the right side of my blog if you’d like more information and to join. (Australian Residents Only).

    3.      International and local residents have the option to purchase each tutorial bundle 
    outright for ONLY $14 (AUD). Just click on the picture below to take you to our Tutorial Store 

    After your Pay Pal purchase, a receipt will be sent to your email with a link to download all four PDF Tutorials. If you don’t have a Pay Pal account and would like to access this amazing offer, please contact Bronwyn and she will send you an invoice via your email address. After payment goes through, the bundle will be emailed directly to you.

    You’ll also find The Dimensionals on Facebook and Pinterest -

    also search by these hashtags on Instagram

    Once you have purchased your first bundle or earned one for FREE, we’d like to invite you to join our Facebook Community where you’ll be able upload photos of YOUR projects inspired by our tutorials, chat to the designers, ask questions about a technique etc. We’re really looking forward to sharing the love of 3D paper crafting with you.

    But don't fret.... you can still purchase Februarys Tutorial Bundle Here....

    "Each tutorial in the bundle may not be reproduced, shared or resold in paper or electronic form (eg: Email, message, groups, pages, blogs, videos etc). However, Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators/Paper Craft Tutors may use them as a printed reference at face to face events only. Just to clarify even further, please do not replicate our designs for your self promotion.
    For example, your
    Facebook Lives or your You Tube Videos should contain YOUR designs NOT OURS!"