Too Late…

…and thinking I had posted this card earlier for the challenge over at Stamping 411.  Proves I have not had a very good day & need to get to bed.

Today’s sketch uses a simple technique that we sometimes forget about — Tearing! Tearing your cardstock or DSP adds great interest and texture and is a fast, easy and very inexpensive way to dress up a card or project!

Measurements –
1.Layer One — Cardbase cut at 5.5 x 8.5″, scored and folded
2.Layer Two — Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25″
3.Layer Three — Cardstock of DSP cut at 4″ wide and torn at approximately 4″
4.Layer Four — DSP cut at 2.5 x 3.5″
5.Layer Five — Cardstock cut at 2.25 x 3.25″

For this card I pulled out my DSP Woodand Park, but wanting to use a pattern that I hadn’t used previously.  That is the best thing about the DSP from SU®, it is double-sided.  I love tearing, but am always very hesitant on tearing DSP, especially the ones you love so much, although once I start, there is no holding me back.
I stamped my image using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Watercolour Paper, grabbed my Aqua Painter & Garden Green Ink, & proceeded to colour the image.  I then stamped a flower image directly onto Watercolour Paper using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Cut it out & again coloured the image with Garden Green Ink & Aqua Painter.  I adhered it to the card using SU Dimensionals.  I used Chunky Sprinkles for the centre of the flower.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Cardstock – Chocolate chip, Watercolour Paper, Wild Wasabi
DSP – Woodland Park
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Aqua Painter, Chunky Glitter
Until next time, Enjoy!


I’ve been wanting to make more male cards & with a heap of birthdays coming up in the next couple of months, including January, this is a great way to get some of those cards done.

For today’s card, I combined a Colour Challenge over at Stamping 411 and the Sketch Challenge from Inkspirations Challenges

Base Card – Cut using Riding Hood Red Cardstock, score & fold

Layer 1 – Always Artichoke Cardstock – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Stamp images randomly using More Mustard Ink
Layer 2 – More Mustard Cardstock – 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 or 11.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Riding Hood Red Cardstock – 4″ x 2 3/8″ or 10.5cm x 6cm
Layer 4 – Always Artichoke Cardstock – 3″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm
Layer 5 – Watercolour Paper – 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 7cm
Stamp images randomly using More Mustard Ink
Using Aqua Painter & More Mustard Ink, colour images
Adhere Watercolour Paper to Always Artichoke & then to Riding Hood Red
Adhere to More Mustard Cardstock
Tie knot in Ribbon & adhere along bottom
Adhere to base card

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You
Inks – More Mustard
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Always Archoke, Watercolour Paper
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Aqua Painter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Technique Class…

G’Day Stampers,
Another couple of days have gone before realising I hadn’t posted one of the cards we did at our Technique Class last week.
Not only did we do a technique, but also did it on the Easel Card!  This technique is Blurred Vision Watercolouring – great fun, very quick & easy!
Folded Card –

Card Open –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue Floral, Oval All
Ink – Basic Black, Melon Membo
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Punches – Eyelet, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Aqua Painter, 1/2″Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon – Melon Mambo,
Snail Adhesive, White Gel Pen
* Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue
** Week”1 – Deal of the Week – read below
Until next time, Enjoy!

5th Avenue….

G’day Stampers,
I made a test card last night using one of the techniques which is on offer this month – Blurred Watercolouring.  This is a very easy, quick & fun technique to do.  This is not the card we will be making, but just wanted to show you the end result!
Please contcat me if you would like to attend one of my classes as I still have spaces available –
First class starts tomorrow @ 10.00am – BYO Adhesives
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Ink – Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry
Until next time

Technique Class….

G’Day Stampers

We had a Technique Class today. Fun Fun Fun!  We all had a great time, especially me!

We did a couple of techniques, including Water Colour using Pencils & Aqua Painter.

Supplies –
Stamp Set– Wagon Full of Fun
Cardstock – Ruby Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink – Chocolate Chip
DSP – Sleep Slumber Speciality
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue,
Aqua Painter, Water Colour Pencils, Brads – Ruby Red, Mat Pack

Until next time

Note Books….

G’Day Stampers,

I have been off the air for some time now, but fingers crossed…………..

Anyhow, today’s project is using the “In Colours”


Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wagon Full of Fun
Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red,
Ink – Chocolate Chip
DSP – Chocolate Chip
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Watercolour Pencils, Aqua Painter
Non-SU – Notebook
Until tmw, Enjoy

# 2…..

G’day Stampers,
 Well I have managed to return to post the card I finished to match the box posted earlier.

 This time I tempeted a “Hinged Card“.  I have never made one of these.  Seen heaps of them, so took it on board & did my version of it.  I do know there are instructions out there in Blog Land, but I wanted to show the edge around the top, so put my head down & went in blind.
Box & Card Set

Card – Closed
Card Open
Box Top
Side of Box – Close Up
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wagon Full of Fun, Short & Sweet
Card Stock – Baja Breese, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Ruby Red
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Glue Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Brads – Ruby Red,
Dazzling Diamonds, Sticky Tape, Watercolour Pencils

I’ve just realised that the lid in the close up of the box is not sitting straight, so please excuse that!
I’ve used the little cupcake from Short & Sweet & stamped along all sides of the box.
Until tmw when I will post another different card or project

I’m Back…

G’Day Stampers,
Well, I am back & hopefully to post more frequently than I have been.  Once out of the routine, it takes a bit to get back again.
I’ve used a set from the current SU mini-catalogue & believe me, this stamp set has heaps of potential.  Check the mini at the right hand side to place an order!  Since seeing this set, I have had an image in my mind of doing this project, just required the occasion!
I am in the middle of making a matching card but wanted to post the box first.  I have made this for a birthday and want to fill the box with lots of goodies, ie lollies.  What kid doesn’t like lollies?
Box –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wagon Full of Fun, Short & Sweet
Card Stock – So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
Ink – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds,
Aqua Painter, Watercolour Pencils
I’ve coloured the image using SU Watercolour Pencils & Aqua Painter
I applied 2-Way Glue & sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds onto the top of the cupcake, which immediately bought the image to life
Card will be posted later on in the day, so please come back again later on in the day!
Until then, have a great day!

Shopping ….

I’ve had notebooks sitting in my box of “stuff” for quiet sometime, just waiting patiently to be decorated or something…. to them.  Well today was the day!
With the rose, I have stamped it 3 times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Using the Aqua Painter, I then picked up bits of colour from Ruby Red and painted the rose.  I then cut 2 of the stamped images where I thought would best suit the flower.  I used dimensionals to create the layers.  I may even add a little Dazzling Diamonds for a bit more of a lift!
On the inside, I’ve covered the top of the notebook with cardstock & DSP.  I’ve randomly stamped 3 images on the pages, using the different flowers & the colours from the front.  I decided not to add any flower on the left side, but instead added a small pocket – Blue Check – which you are able to include your receipts etc.  In the next couple of days, I will do a Tutorial for the cover & instructions relating to the technique I’ve used.
I am going to have to return this set to Jenny this week or she will be thinking she didn’t purchase this set.
Stamp Set – Fifth Avenue
Cardstock – Ruby Red, More Mustard, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet Slumper Speciality
Ink – More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red
Ribbon – Grosgrain – Bashful Blue
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals
Until tmw, enjoy this hot hot weather