Awesome Otters – Make n Take #2

G’Day Friends,
I spent Saturday crafting online with a lovely group of friends in our World Card Making Group – #WCMG.  It was a full on day showcasing the Sale-a-Bration & the Mini Catlaogues.  We shared lots of lovely projects with videos, tips & ideas.  You are more than welcome to join us if you like.
As it is Monday, it means it’s Manly Monday,  I thought I would share one of the cards that I created from Annette’s lovely project.  Perfect for the kids!
Both the cute Awesome Otters Stamp Set & the Simply Marbleous DSP are Level 1 Sale-a-Bration items that you are able to receive for free when spending $90AUD.
My card has been created using scraps of DSP & Cardstock so I actually went with what I had.  The cute little otters have been coloured & blended with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, while the hat is Manago Melody & Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped onto So Saffron Cardstock in Night of Navy Ink, chopped back to size & shape before being adhered to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You can watch Annette’s video by clicking on  this link.

Need supplies to create today’s project at home?  Don’t forget to use January’s Host Code – GBDGREJN –  if your order is under $250.   All orders receive a PDF Tutorial & a Handmade Card from me.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Feature of the Week – Simply Marbleous DSP #3

Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop – January 2022

G’Day Friends,

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Once again I am joining Kylie & Bruno’s  Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop!

We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and to reach goals we have set ourselves.  Your support is really appreciated.

You may be starting here – Vicky Wright – or have come from another blog – either way you can find the Blog Roll at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

I randomly selected a piece of the lovely Simply Marblevous Paper – Level 1 from Sale-a-Bration & then had to decide what colours to use so I opted for Garden Green & Gorgeous Grape.

The DSP was randomly chopped into 3 pieces before adhering to a piece of the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock ensuring that the patterns match in & leaving a small amount of Gorgeous Grape around all sides.  This layer was then adhered to a Garden Green Base Card.

The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set, stamped onto Basic White in Garden Green Ink & die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

The larger butterfly from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape Ink, die cut with the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies bfeore being adhered to the left side of the sentiment.

The 2 little buttterflies have been die cut from Blushing Bride Cardstock with Nature’s Thoughts Dies before being randomly adhered to the card front.

The card has been finished off with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Once again, thank you so much for popping by today!

Need supplies to create today’s project at home?  Don’t forget to use December’s Host Code – N4ABBA4T –  if your order is under $250.

Remember – By placing an order with me or joining my team you will receive one of these lovely cards as my way of thanking you!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!



Feature of the Week – Simply Marbleous DSP #1

I do hope you have all had a great weekend.  If you are anywhere near the waters, please take care.

Thank you to everyone who reached out asking if I was ok & yes all is good as we have not been affected.

I have been playing with the lovely Simply Marbleous DSP from Sale-a-Bration of late & am loving the colours & patterns although I seem to be gearing towards the one side in particular.

This Paper is Level 1 which you can earn for FREE when spending $90!

Not only will I be showcasing the papers, but I will also be showcasing the ever so versatile Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set – perfect for all occasions especially Manly Monday!

First up I had to decide what colours I could use with the Smokey Slate sheet of Paper so I opted for Daffodil Delight, Garden Green with Basic White tossed in too.  Way out of my comfort zone but hey it is always good to try new combinations.

The DSP was randomly chopped into 3 pieces before adhering to a piece of Garden Green Cardstock ensuring that the patterns match in & leaving a small amount of Garden Green around all sides.  This layer was then adhered to a Smokey Slate Base Card.

I stamped a sentiment from Inspired Thoughts onto scrap Basic White with Smokey Slate Ink prior to die cutting with the Messages Dies & adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped an image from Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink prior to fussy cutting, trimming part of the stem a little & adhering to the top of the sentiment shape with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

To finish the card, I grabbed a couple of the new Classic Matte Dots which are available in the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue & adhered these to the front.  I think they finished the card off perfectly.

I wasn’t too sure how this colour combination would work but I have to admit I think they work in well together, don’t you?

Need supplies to create today’s project at home?  Don’t forget to use January’s Host Code – GBDGREJN –  if your order is under $250.   All orders receive a PDF Tutorial & a Handmade Card from me.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

January Stamp ‘N Hop

G’Day Friends,

Thank you & welcome to our first Blog Hop for the new year!

We are a group of SU! Demos from all over the world sharing our love of Stampin’ Up! You are free to join us if you like, but we do ask that you be a current SU! Demo & that you use current SU! products.

This month is a little different as we get to mix & match new product with old product.  You could say a little of this from the new January-February Sale-A-Bration or  January-June Mini & a little of this from the Annual Catalogue.

You may have arrived from Jenn’s blog where she shared her lovely creation.  If you are starting from my blog, all you have to do is click on the arrow below or the Roll Call at the end of my post.

An image from Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of Basic White in Memento Tuxedo Back Ink & coloured with the Poppy Parade & Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combos.

The sentiment was stamped to the right side direct onto the same Basic White & again, in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I grabbed a small piece of the lovely Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper from Sale-a -Bration – don’t you just love the name? – & adhered it to the bottom of the Basic White.

A piece of the lovely Metallic Mesh Ribbon was adhered across the top of the Paper prior to adhering to a layer of Basic Grey & finally to the Old Olive Base Card.

The remainder of the Ribbon was threaded through the piece going across the card prior to a bow being tied.

To finish it off Rhinestones Basic Jewels were randomly adhered to the Card Front & to the bottom of each flower.

Its a very simple card but I think the colours & simpilicity of the card speaks for itself, don’t you?

Thank you so much for visting me today.  It is very much appreciated.  Next up on our hop is Jacqui.  I’m sure she would love for you to visit & to leave her a comment.

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

  1. Vicky Wright – Australia – You are HERE
  2. Jacqui Lawrence – UK
  3. Sandra Roberts – UK
  4. Donna Lester
  5. Jo Blackman – UK
  6. Mo Rootes – UK
  7. Liz Yuille – UK
  8. Karen Egan
  9. Gez Carpenter
  10. Nicole Mahler
  11. Annette Elias
  12. Victoria Littlewood
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  15. Annette Ball
  16. Jenn Curtis Charles