Scribble This…

was the set we used in Crafty Creations last Friday.  In fact, I sold this set in the class.

On the last Friday of each month, we do a Recipe Page for our book.  For those that don’t want to do this page, they are able to create a card.  Supplies for both are always the same, as is the layout.  That page may be found here.

Measurements –
Base Card – Basic Black – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14,5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 2″ x 4″ or 5m x 10cm
Layer 3 – Basic Black – 3″ x 4 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 8cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 11cm x 7.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Scribble This (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On
Cardstock – Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet & Sour (Retired)
Punches – Pinking Hearts (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Basic Black (Retired)
Accessories – Blender Pen, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots
Non-SU – Button

I randomly stamped my images using Staz-On Black Ink onto the smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock, coloured with my Blender Pen & SU Pumpkin Pie Marker prior to adhering to the smaller piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  I also added a couple of squiggley lines around the end of Whisper White with SU Pumpkin Pie Marker

The smaller piece of DSP was punched along both sides with the Pinking Hearts Punch prior to adhering to the larger piece of DSP. The stamped piece was then adhered to the top of the DSP at an angle, Basic Black Ribbon adhered across the bottom section, ends tucked under, bow tiede & the adhered to the Base Card – Basic Black.

I stamped the smaller flower image onto a piece of scrap Whisper White & then to a piece of DSP.  The larger flower was also stamped onto scrap Whisper White & then a piece of DSP.  I coloured the pieces stamped onto Whisper White with my Blender Pen & SU Melon Mambo Marker & cut them out.

The larger flower image stamped onto DSP was cut out, ends tucked under & adhered to the middle of the Whisper White flower image prior to adhering to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.  The Button was adhered to the centre with another Mini Glue Dot.

The middle was cut from the stamped DSP flower & adhered to the centre of the stamped Whisper White Image with Snail Adhesive & finally to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Scribble This….

…and DSP used for our Crafty Creations class last Friday.  This is a great time to use some of my retired products, especially DSP that I tend to hoard each year, even though I say to myself that “it is not going to happen this year” – Yea, right!!!!!

Being as though it was the last Friday of the month, it was time for our Recipe Swap, which most of the ladies love to create.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Scribble This (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality (Retired)
Punches – Pinking Hearts Border (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Basic Black
Accessories – Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Up! Marker – Pumpkin Pie, Aqua Painter, Mini Glue Dots
Non-SU! – Black Button

After printing the recipe & cutting down to the size I wanted, I adhered it to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I punched a piece of  DSP along the 2 long sides with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch & adhered it to the large piece of DSP.  I wanted to bring a little bit more of a contrast into the scheme of things & to introduce more of a constrasting colour. 

The recipe was adhered to the DSP prior to adhering to the Basic Black Cardstock.  With my Pumpkin Pie Marker, I drew squiggley lines around the edge of the recipe.

I stamped 1 large flower images with Black Staz-On Ink, 1 onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock, while the 2nd one was direct onto DSP.  I cut both out, folded the petals of the DSP backwards & adhered at the back.  The one which had been stamped onto the Whisper White, I coloured this using my Aqua Painter & Pumpkin Pie Ink prior to adhering to the layout. The DSP flower was adhered to the top of the coloured flower with a Mini Glue Dot & a Black Button adhered to the top.

I adhered a piece of Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon across the bottom of the recipe, tied a bow & tucked the ends under.

For the smaller flower, I again stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock with Black Staz-On Ink, cut out, coloured with Aqua Painter & Pumpkin Pie Ink, stamped again onto DSP, cut the middle & adhered to the centre of the flower prior to adhering over the top of the Basic Black Ribbon.

I’m really happy with the way this page come together, but it could be because of the colours.  Black & Orange are so striking together, add a little pink & you have a perfect combination.

I will be posting the matching card the ladies who don’t do the recipe created in a couple of days.

Happy Stampin’

Page 7…

Wow!  It seems such a long way to go before I hit 150 pages, but I am determined to get there.

With having an hour or so spare this morning & taking a small break between jobs, thought I would scrap these 2 photos of my nieces.

Tip –
When scrapping your photos, don’t forget there is nothing to say that you can’t use the same photo on the one page.  I haven’t done this on this page, but the photos are so similar that you would think they are. 

I thought about changing these photos to back & white, but decided to give myself a bit of a challenge & went with the colours in Dannielle’s dress to complete my page.

I tore down 2 sides of the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock & along the top of the DSP prior to adhering both pieces to the Basic Black Cardstock.  To match the embossed DSP, I decided to emboss all my flowers.  The larger ones were adhered to the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals, while the 3 smaller flowers were heat embossed direct onto the DSP.  Don’t be scared to try different things when scrappin’.  I oloured a couple of Rhinestones using a Black  & Orange Permanent Markers.  The smaller Rhinestones I used Clear Rhinestones.

The stamp set I used had the word “Cherish” in it, so I typed the dictionary meaning onto a scrap of Whisper White, printed it out & adhered to the page sideways.

The same word was stamped onto another scrap of Whisper White, heat embossed, punched & layered onto a punched pieced of Basic Black.  I adhered it over the top of the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Baroque Motifs
Ink – Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Cardstock – Textured Basic Black, Textured Punpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched Poly – Pear Pizzazz
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive,
Heat Tool, Embossing Powder – Clear

Remember, Scrapbooking is meant to be FUN!!!!

SC 003/11…

Okey Dokey, this will be our third week for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations and it is going far better than we ever hoped!  If you haven’t seen the challenge, why not head over & see for yourself.

This week, I had to provide the sketch & stamp set to use.  I chose Fox & Friends!

Base Card – Pretty in Pink – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Rose Red – 4 1/4″ x 1″ or 10.5cm x 2.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4″ x 4 1/4″ or 10cm x 10.5cm
Layer 3 – Rose Red – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 9cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 3 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 8.5cm x 6cm
Layer 5 – Rose Red – 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ or 1.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 6 – Ribbon

I adhered Rose Red top & bottom to the DSP.  I stamped my images randomly & direct onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Rose Red, Pretty in Pink & Soft Suede Inks.  I wanted to bring another colour into the card & browns always work well with pinks, although I didn’t want a strong brown, so Soft Suede Ink worked perfectly.

 I adhered Very Vanilla to Rose Red & then to the DSP.  I adhered my Ribbon to the small piece of Rose Red, tied a knot & adhered to the DSP.  This whole piece was then applied to the Base Card.

I stamped my sentiment using Soft Suede Ink, punched it out using the Modern Label Punch, swiped Pretty in Pink around the edges & adhered to the card using SU Dimensionals.
All in all a lovely card for a baby girl!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fox & Friends, Short & Sweet
Ink – Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Punches – Extra-Large Modern Label
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Snail Glue, SU Dimensionals
If you would like to play along, then head over there & submit your creation.  It is very easy, just follow Mr Linky instructions.
Until next time, Enjoy!

To Colour or Not to Colour…

I created this set of fun cards for a birthday for one of my nieces & just as I was about to colour, thought “No, she can do that“.  This way it will be something that she hashelped create for her little friends.  I then made a matching basket to give them a home.  I am also trying to use my stash of DSP & stamps before the new Catalogue comes out!
The cards all measure 4″ x 4″.  They have been stamped directly onto Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray Ink.
I cut strips of DSP about 1 1/2″ x 4″, punched the sides with different Border Punches & adhered them to the side of the cards.
For my flowers, I have used ones from my box of goodies, some are SU Flowers, while others are pre-SU!  I adhered Basic Pearls to the centre of the flowers.
The Basket is made from Whisper White Cardstock & covered with the same DSP as I’ve used on the cards.  I attached flowers to the sides & front.  For my handle, I used a piece of DSP, punched a border down both sides & adhered to the sides of the basket.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pun Fun
Ink – Basic Gray
Cardstock – Whisper White
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Punches – Scallop Edge Border, Scallop Trim Border, Eyelet Border, Pinking Hearts Border
Accessories – SU Flowers, Basic Pearls, Adhesive Snail
Non- SU – Flowers
Until next time, Enjoy!

Challenge 126…

Challenge 126 for my Yahoo group is all about Animal Antics.
We have to create a card, scrapook page or projcet that features an animal – even bugs are allowed. 

I wasn’t going to do it as I seemed to have so many ideas going around in my head that I was getting a little confused, but then wanted to try a Criss-Cross Card.  I’ve never done one of these previously.  I have seen them around “blog world” for some time.  As usual, I’ve adapted my card to fit the Australian standard envelope.

Once I put the Card together, I adhered Ribon around the bottom half & tied a bow.  I stamped my image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Basic Black Ink.  I coloured the image using my Aqua Painter, Basic Grey & Rose Red Inks.  This was adhered to a piece of Rose Red Cardstock.  Using SU Dimensionals, the whole piece was placed on the front of the card just a little off centre.

For the inside of my card, I again stamped the image in the bottom right hand side on Very Vanilla Cardstock & coloured the same as the front.  I sponged Rose Red around the end of the Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Sponges & Pastels.  This piece was adhered to a piece of Pumpkin Pie Caardsock.  Using Rose Red Re-Inker, I dyed 2 flowers & kept one of them the natural colour.  I adhered these together & mounted top left hand side of the card ensuring that the flower was not too far over so that I couldn’t slide the card into its pocket.  A Basic Pearl was stuck in the middle.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pun Fun
Ink – Rose Red, Basic Grey, Basic Black
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Basic Pearls, Flowers, SU Sponge, Aqua Painter, Pastels
Until next time, Enjoy!

SSC 204…

While all my craft stuff is out & about – usually spread over 2 rooms – thought I would give the challenge over at Stamping 411 a go.  I haven’t done one of these for quiet some time.  Mind you, I am still tossing up about this card.  I think it may be the colours, as I find it very hard to get my head around these colours.  In saying that, I think it would make for a great girl’s card!
Once again Stamping 411 have done all the measurements required for this card.  Don’t you just love that?
Layer 1: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded in half – Rose Red

Layer 2: 4 x 5-1/4″ – Very Vanilla & DSP

Layer 3: 3 x 3″ square, tilted a bit – Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla
Layer 4: 3 x 3″ (or other shape) – Rose Red & Very Vanilla

Don’t forget your ribbon/bow combo!

I randomly stamped flower images using Rose Red Ink & Pumpkin Pie for the Butterfly images onto Very Vanilla.  I run the Very Vanilla through the Bigshot using an Embossing Folder.  The DSP was then adhered to the bottom of the card.  I adhered Taffera Ribbom along where the 2 textures meet.
Using Pumpkin Pie Ink, I randomly stamped the flower images & the verse using Rose Red onto the Very Vanilla square & ahered it to the Pumpkin Pie square.  I then stamped a small butterfly onto a spare piece of Very Vanilla using Rose Red, cut it out & set it aside.  I repeated the same with larger butterfly image, except I punched an image using my Punch

Using Pumpkin Pie Ink, I stamped the words onto the 2nd piece of Very Vanilla, Butterflies & flowers images were stamped using Rose Red Ink.  I then adhered the spare butterfly images over the top of the images on the Very Vanilla Cardstock & attached over the top of the 1st square.  The whole lot was then adhered to the Base Card – Rose Red.

To pick the look up & to give it a little bit of depth, I added Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers – gotta love these Rhinestones….  I tied a bow & adhered to card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flight of the Butterfly
Ink – Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Punches – Butterfly
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Ribbon – Taffera – Pumpkin Pie
Accessories – Multifpurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Rhinestones

Until next time, Enjoy!

CCMC 149…

Yes, another posting & another challenge.  You may need your sunglasses for this one.  When I saw the challenge, I wanted to use the DSP – Sweet & Slumber, while at the same time using Basic Black Cardstock.
This challenge comes from Create with Connie & Mary  Why not hop over & have a go yourself!
Base Card – Basic Black – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – Score & Fold in half
Layer 1 – Daffodil Delight – 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 11cm x 6cm
Layer 3 – Tangerine Tango – 3″ x 2 3/8″ or 9cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 8.5cm x 6cm

I randomly spread Shimmering Paint – Frost White over the Whisper White Cardstock & allowed to dry.

Prior to adhering DSP to my Daffodil Delight Cardstock, I punched corners of both pieces using my Corner Edge Punch.  This was adhered to the Base Card, as per the sketch. 
Using Tangerine Tango & Daffodil Delight Inks & SU Sponges, I sponged over the top of the Shimmer Paint.  I stamped the butterfly image using Basic Black Ink.  This was adhered to Tangerine Tango & then to the card.
I cut a small piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock & punched one side using my Scallop Edge Punch.  I then attached Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon along the middle of this piece & tied a bow prior to adhering to the card.

Again, I have no sentiment.  I find this sometimes covers a lot of occasions.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – All a Flutter
Ink – Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Punches – Scallop Edge, Corner Edge
Ribbon – Grosgrain 1/4″ – Basic Black
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Shimmer Paint – Frost White, SU Sponges

Until next time, Enjoy!

FTL 136…

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Clean & Simple Stamping  On seeing this sketch, “DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality” jumped into my hands.

Base Card – Rose Red – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm – Fold & Score
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 3″ x 3 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 9cm

I adhered my 2 pieces of DSP onto Very Vanilla Cardstock & adhered this to the Rose Red Base Card

For my ribbon, I decided to use a piece of DSP, but fold it for a little bit of a different look.  I cut a strip of DSP & scored along the piece.  I then proceeded to fold the DSP so that the folds would run down the card similiar to a ladder.  I adhered this to the card.
After cutting Very Vanilla Cardstock with my Bigshot & Sizzlit Dies, I sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink & a Dauber.  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Ink.  I cut my butterfly with the Bigshot & Embosslit Dies & sponged using my Dauber & Pumpkin Pie.  I adhered this to the sentiment & using SU Dimensionals, adhered it to the card.  I adhered Basic Pearls to the middle of the Butterfly.

All in all a great sketch!

?Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short n Sweet
Ink – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Rose Red
Embosslit Dies – Beautiful Wings, Lots of Tags
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Dauber, Basic Pearls
Until next time, Enjoy!


What I thought would be an easy sketch ended up challenging me.  The sketch is from Cards & Things & by rights should have been a great sketch.  Well try telling that to my inactive creative side of the brain.  I think we had a bit of a sleepy day!

Anyhow, after some deliberation & toing & froing, I decided on a card for the girls.  I haven’t made that many lately & they always come in handy for the unexpected birhday.

Instead of placing circle on cirle, I placed the Very Vanilla Circle off-centre to the Pumpkin Pie Circle, giving it a little bit of a different look.  I am quiet happy with the look.  I flipped the card somewhat and come up with the following card –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Bugs & Kisses
Inks – Rose Red
Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Bigshot Dies – Circles # 2
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls
Until next time, Enjoy!