Birthday Blossoms


Today’s card is one of the many we created over a month in our class when we played with the Retifom Techniquewhich you can find the tutorial here.

The class was split into pairs which mean we worked on 4 lots of cards at once.  I thought it would be utter chaos but much to my surprise it worked our perfectly & we seemed to fly through the classes in record time.Birthday-Blooms-1---Inside

We used a few of the retiring In Colours to create our card – Emerald Envy & Peekaboo Peach Inks & Cardstock.

This technique is a little addictive as each time you play you will end up with a different look which is what happened in our classes.

By clicking on the link below, you are able to download a free tutorial to create your own card

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





375 Have a Beautiful Birthday – Birthday Blossoms

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Birthday Blossoms


Today I am sharing with you one of the cards we created using the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set along with the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  The ladies absolutely loved the card, especially the flowers for some reason.  I think it may be the colours which I picked up from the DSP.Birthday-Blooms-1---Inside

I’ve stamped Emerald Envy Ink direct onto Emerald Envy CS, fussy cut before adhering to the card.  The DSP was layered onto a piece of Peekaboo Peach CS & then to a Fresh Fig Base.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own card.  It includes a list of products, measurements (metric & imperial) plus the instructions.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





376.  have a Beautiful Birthday – Birthday Blossoms


Beautiful Peacock


With Sale-A-Bration drawing to a close in the next week – 31 March, I thought I had better start sharing with you some of the cards we’ve been creating in our classes.

Today is such a card using the Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set.  It is a gorgeous set, especially as we have a family of them wandering around the streets where I live paying visits toBeautiful-Peacock-1---Insid different people.  They will sometimes come up to my door if I’m not out the front wanting to say hello & show off their babies.

I started off with a case of the sample in the Catalogue, but as usual it sort of took a turn & went off on it’s own.  But hey that is good, isn’t it?

The colours I’ve used are Emerald Envy & Night of Navy.  Teamed with Whisper White, Even with layers I think it is fresh & clean card.

Grab your free tutorial by clicking on the link below.  It includes a list of products, measurements (metric & imperial) plus the instructions.

This lovely set could be yours for free when you spend $90.00 but only while Sale-A-Bration is going.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




327. Today is all about YOU! – Beautiful Peacock


All the Best

Heya Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last week.  I wanted to try & see if I could use the Embossing Paste a different way.  Seaside-Shore---close-up

When I started, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out but after some trial & error I think I  am finally happy with the outcome.  I love it when I can get multiple uses from my craft supplies.  I call this “Painting with Embossing Paste” – is that such a thing?

I have used a couple of retired In ColoursLost Lagoon & Mint Macaron but you could easily create the same card using current colours.

My sentiment is from the “Better Together” Stamp Set which I masked off the bottom part with Sticky Tape, inked the top with Calypso Coral Ink, removed the mask & then stamped directly onto Whisper White Card.

The “frame” has been created by die cutting 2 different circles using the Layering Circles Framelits & running through the Big Shot.

Why not have ago at “painting” with your Embossing Paste.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


257. All the Best – Seaside Shore


Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

It is that time again where I am once again playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights which is so much fun.  This month our theme is Gratitude inspired by Thailand!

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

My card was one I had started playing with a couple of weeks ago & has been sitting on my desk in bits & pieces for a couple of weeks now.  Instead of starting from scratch I challenged myself to use what I had started so I sat down & then bang, it hit me.  The Wood-Words---close-upflowers from the “Wood Words” Stamp Set were perfect as they remind me of Thailand.  The colours I didn’t have to change at all as I had gone with Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist Inks & Card & I think they are the perfect colours……

I do hope all the Demonstrators who have earned the Thailand Incentive Trip are enjoying themselves as it is such a lovely country.

There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below.  It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.  I’m #17 (just in case you are looking).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


250. Hello Friend – Wood Words