Today’s Project…

Hi Friends,
I have been having little plays again & come up with a little pressie for a friend.  I know she doesn’t look on here, so am safe to post.
The only part of the project is the stamp set “Just Beachy” from Stampin’ Up! but I just love the paper, which I have had sitting in my supplies for about a month now & thought it time it got used.
2010 Calendar
Note Cards
Calendar, Box & Cards
This little calendar is in the shape of a card, but will stand on your desk by itself.  I have used one for years & always make myself one each year.  I also made a lot for little xmas pressies this year.
I have also made little envelopes to match the note cards, but you are unable to see them in the picture.

Crazy4Challenges – # C4C17

Good Morning All,
Well, I have done it again – another challenge!  It is not like I have nothing better to do!  Oh wait!  I don’t, as I am in Brissie, but hopefully not for much longer.
Sketch # 13
My Card
Supplies –
Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamp Set – Oval All – Retired
DSP – Urban Oasis
Accessories – Pretties Kit – Pearl & Flower, Sanil Adhesive
Punches – Scallop Oval – Retired, Small Oval, 3/4″ Circle
I’ve embossed the white with my Cuttlebug, which gives it a bit of a different look.  Thought about introducing red into the scheme of things, but kept to the basic black & white!
I am really forcing myself to start using the DSP, but they are just so lovely that I don’t want to “hurt” them!
“Urban Oasis”
Until next time – Enjoy


I have finally managed to do tutorial for the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” method I used on the butterfly below.

Using 2 ink colours, this technique adds extra dimension to your solid stamped images
 Instructions for Rock ‘n’ Roll

Supplies Required –

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Punpkin Pie
DSP – Non-SU
Ink – Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Punches – 1 3/8” Circle, 1 ¼” Circle
Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Rhinestones – Non-SU, Acetate, Dimensionals

Instructions –
1. Using the Bashful Blue ink pad (lighter colour), ink your image
2. Using your same image, ink the edges with the Chocolate Chip (darker colour) by rolling the edges of the stamp onto the ink pad
3. If done properly, the darker coloured ink should appear around the outer edges of the stamp, while the lighter colour ink will still be showing on the inside
4. Stamp your image onto your cardstock
5. If required, repeat above steps
6. Using scissors, cut around stamped image
7. Complete your project

1. Prior to stamping the image onto my card, I will sometimes blow onto the stamp so as to moisten the ink a little. This ensures that this ink is still moist
2. Practice on a scrap piece of cardstock or paper until such time as you are happy with your result

Until next time when I will post instructions for the Note Book!

Long Time…

I’ve been off the air lately, but have come up with a couple of new cards & Off the Page Projects, so hope you enjoy. 

In the next couple of days, I will be writing a Tutorial for both the card & box, so stay tuned.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Gread Friend
Ink – Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie,
Punches – 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle
Accessories – Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Acetate
NON-SU – Paper, Rhinestones



Spring Mini-Cat….

4 days left until the Spring Mini ends!  The Spring Mini ends 30 November
I’m going to miss this cat, especially the Scallop Oval  Punch.
This is a fun layout for the little boys in your family!  In fact, the colours & stamps are able to be easily changed to suit anyone.  I’ve typed the numbers – 4 & 6 – on my pc…
Stamp Set – Just Beachy
Cardstock – Whisper White – Textured
DSP – Urban Garden
Ink – Old Olive, Pacific Point
Ribbon – Old Olive Grosgrain
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Mini-Dots, Watercolour Pencils
Until next time

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!

# 2 4 the Day….

I’ve been playing with my friend’s Jenny’s stamp set – AGAIN! I love this set, but don’t own it as yet! The possibilities are endless. I’ve cut out the flowers & placed 2 of them on dimensionals so that they sit up a little.

Stamp Set – Fifth Avenue, Thank You Kindly
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey
DSP – Urban Oasis
Ink – Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Punches – Scallop Oval, Oval

Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

Hot Hot Saturday…

It’s Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!
We all need more male cards, so I have had a run of making male cards.  
Over the next couple of days, you will see a couple of different ones, so keep your eyes peeled!
Stamp Set – Circle Circus
Cardstock – Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
DSP – Slweet Slumber Speciality
Ink – More Mustard, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Ruby Red
Accessories – Snail Adhesives, Dimensionals, Gel Pen
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
 Until tomorrow, enjoy!

Baby Baby

Morning World!
I have had to do a mixture of baby tags, so have started off with a couple of very simple tags, using “Forest Friends”
I’ve made sure that the tags are big enough to write a small message on the inside.  Sometimes, you purchase a small gift tag & there is never enough room to write a message on the inside.
Stamp Set – Forest Friends
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pretty-in-Pink
Ink – Bashful Blue, Pretty-in-Pink
Accessories – Gel Pen, Snail Adhesive, Crop-a-Dile
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Remember – This stamp set is from the current Spring Mini-Catalogue & finishes at the end of November.  The stamps will not be repeated!

Beach Weather…

Thought I would do a little something different & get a bit more use of the “Just Beachy” Stamp Set.  Remember we only have 13 days left to order from the Spring Mini, which means all the stamps will not been seen again.  I am going to miss quiet a few of them…..oh well.  I’ve purposely left any greetng off the card today, will put that on when the comes to use or sell it.
Cardboard – Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Baja Breeze – Textured, Pacific Point – Textured
Stamp Set – Just Beachy
Ink – Only Orange, Green Galore, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, YoYo Yellow
DSP – Urban Garden
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals
I am working on a couple of things at the moment, so hopefully I will be finished them by Friday – fingers crossed – and will post for you.
Until tmw