Recipe # 3…

I’ve just found another Recipe Page that I had in Draft ready to go, but never did schedule.

We are slowly getting the hang of creating pages for our Recipe Book & I will be the first to admit, I am really enjoying this.  It is great to see my little folder coming to life & I love flipping through the pages to check out the layout of each page – all 4 pages haha.  No, no cooking by me yet!

For one of today’s pages, we again used the same DSP we did last month, I am now out of it.  Great that it could be used in such a way.

Again, the page was left blank for the ladies to place their own recipe.  They really like the idea of the pages being completed this way. 

At each class I have the recipes that the ladies have given me & they are quiet welcome to take a copy of each recipe for their book.  This way, they are getting a copy of other recipes that in some cases have been handed down 2 generations.  Wouldn’t it be a shame for those recipes to be forgotten & lost?

I thought the DSP was very appropriate for the Curry Chicken or is that my sick sense of humour?

Measurements –
Base – Ruby Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 8 1/8″ x 5 3/4″ or 20.5cm x 14,5cm
Layer 2 – Baja Breeze – 5 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 12.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/8″ x 4 3/4″ x 14cm x 12cm

Supplies –
Cardstock – Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red
Ribbon – 1/2″ Striped – Baja Breeze (Retired)
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Rhinestones (Permanent Marker used to change colour)

1  Using Snail Adhesive, adhere DSP to Basic Black Base
2  Adhere Ribbon cross centre of Base, tuck ends to back & tie knot
3  Adhere Very Vanilla Cardstock to Baja Breeze with Snail Adhesive & then to Base
4  Adhere 3 Rhinestones top of Ribbon & bottom of Ribbon

Until next time, Enjoy! 

Recipe # 2…

The page I am posting today is one we created quiet sometime ago for our Recipe Book.  In fact, it was our 2nd page.  As you can see ost of the products have since been retired…..  BUT you are able to change to suit yourself using current products.  So now you know how far behind I am in sharing.  I wasn’t going to share seeing as though it was so long ago, but thought “What the heck!”.

Measurements –
Base – Ruby Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Sahara Sand – 1″ x 5 7/8″ or 2.5cm x 15cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5″ x 5 7/8″ or 12.5cm x 15cm
Layer 3 – Baja Breeze – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 14cm x 11.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 13.5cm x 11cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion (Retired)
Ink – Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Ruby Red (Retired), Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality – 2009-2010 (Retired)
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals

1  Punch Saraha Sand Cardstock along one of the long sides using the Eyelet Border Punch
2  Adhere DSP to the punched Cardstock with Snail Adhesive
3  Adhere the whole piece to Ruby Red Base
4  Adhere Whisper White to Baja Breeze & then to Base
5  Stamp shell images in Baja Breeze Ink.  Two direct onto Whisper White, One onto a scrap piece of Whisper White
6  Cut around shell & adhere to recipe page using Stampin’ Dimensionals
7  Stamp fish image with Sahara Ink onto scrap piece of Whisper White
8  Cut around image & adhere over top of shells with Stampin’ Dimensionals

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Welcome Baby…

G’day Stampers,

I’ve finally sat myself down & completed a challenge.  This challenge is from so go check it out!

My Card –
Supplies –
Stamp SetFox & Friends*, Short n Sweet
Inks – Riding Hood Red, Baja Blue, Basic Black
Cardstock – Whisper White, Ruby Red, Baja Blue, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
PunchesExtra Large 2-Bird*
Accessories – Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – So Saffron, Snail Adhesive

*  Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue

With this great layout, how easy does it make this card?

Until next time, enjoy!

Kid’s Cards…

With all the new cards I’ve been making for Mother’s Day, I felt the kids got a little left out, so to amend this, I’ve created a Birthday for a little person and I’ve used a oldie but a goodie stamp set.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wild About You, bitty Birthday
Ink – Baja Breeze, Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock – Real Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet Slumper Speciality
Punches – Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle,
Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adjesive, Mini-Dots
Non-SU – Googley eyes

Happiness Always….

G’Day Stampers,

Another bright & sunny day here on the Sunny Coast & with it brings another sketch challenge I’ve attempted.

You will find this sketch over at –


My Card –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Baroque Motifs, Whimsical Words
Inks – Night of Navy, Real Red, So Saffron
Cardstock – Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
Accessories – Snail Adhesives, Mini-Glue Dots, Brads – Night of Navy, 3/4″Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
* = Current SAB – ends 31 March
** = Current Mini-Catalogue – ends 31 March
Until next time, Enjoy!

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

# 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

Buttons, Buttons & more Buttons…

Check the buttons!
As previously mentioned, I had a run of making make cards & thought I would continue while the ideas were popping into my head.  I couldn’t get my hands to work fast enough to keep up with the ideas….
I’ve used 3 different size circle punches on this card – purposely to keep your eye away from the squares.  I carried it through to the greeting, but using the oval punches.
Stamp Set – Oval All
Cardstock – Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
Ink – Basic Grey
Punches – 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle, Scallop Oval, Oval
Accessories – Sanil Glue, White Gel Pen
NON- SU – Buttons
Until Next time.  have a great day!