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…. and non-traditional Christmas Colours.

Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been given to us by Gwen.  What a great challenge this week – the possibilities are endless.  We have to use Circles on our project this week.  Why not pop over & check out what Kris & Gwen have created & then join us.  We would really love for you to link your project with Mr Linky!

Measurements –
Base Card – Concord Crush – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9 1/2″

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Baroque Motifs, Circle Circus, Short & Sweet
Ink – Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Concord Crush
Cardstock – Whisper White, Concord Crush
Punches – Itty Bitty Shapes, 3/4″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – Rhinestones, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 I stamped the large image from Barquoe Motifs in Pear Pizzazz straight onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

3 images from Circles Circus were stamped direct onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock – 2 with Tangerine Tango & 1 in Concord Crush.  3 of the larger image was also stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock – 2 in Concord Crush & the other in Tangerine Tango.

I punched one of the stamped Concord Crush images using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, while the 2nd image was punched with the small Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes set.  The Tangerine Tango image was punched using the 3/4″ Circle Punch.

The punched images were then adhered to the main image on the card & built using Stamping’ Dimensionals

The lines were drawn with a Ruler & Stampin’ Up! Markers – Tangerine Tango & Concord Crush.

Prior to stamping the smallest image from the Circle Circus Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight ink, I stamped the sentiment in Concord Crush straight onto the Whisper White Card.

I had all intensions of just adding the Rhinestone to the middle of one of the images, but to add more depth to the card, I scattered the Rhinestones around the card.  I think it adds a little bit of a sparkle & finishes it off a little.

As always, this isn’t how I pictured my card to be, but I am quiet happy with the final result. What do you think?

Until next time, Have a great day!

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!!!!

Gift Card….


This is the last of my Christmas Postings – Yah!!!!!!!!!!!
I took the idea from Sandi who has a great tutorial on how to create it…..  I matched mine to suit the Box Bag I created a couple of days ago. 
Inside – Card for Greeting & Gift Card behind…


Gift Card…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Perfect Punch, Baroque Motifs
Ink – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Whisper White, Old Olive
DSP – Letters to Santa
Punches – Scallop Border, Scallop Circle
Accessories – Mini Glue Dots, White Gel Pen, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Baroque Motifs….

… turns into a Christmas Card.

The past couple of days, I have been madly creating 6 different cards for a group of lovely women from the Community Centre.  The class was one of their weekly get togethers.  Very tiring, but the reward in the end always wins in the end.  I used the sane stamp set for 5 of them & another for 2 of them.  Most of the cards are all non-traditional colours.

Over the next few days, I will post the cards we created, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them.

Baroque Mofits 1…
Baroque Mofits 2…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Baroque Motifs
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Cardstock – Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Embossing Folder – Stripes
Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry – Retired
Accessories – Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Bigshot
Until tomrrow, Enjoy!

More Mustard….

…is the colour I started out with, but somehow ended up working with the colours below.  These are not colours that I usually work with, but I think, just maybe, have pulled it off!
I also sat down to make the card for tomorrow’s class, along with a technique to go with it, but as usual I got a bit side tracked when I went looking for a layout. 
While looking, I come across this great sketch form Sketch Frenzy Friday, had the stamp set out on my desk which I was going to use for another challenge & started on this card.  It is so easy for me to become side tracked, especially when playing with colours, sketches & of course our wonderful stamps, etc.
Base Card – Basic Black – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm when scored in half
Layer 1 – Tempting Turquoise – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Basic Black – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Tempting Turquoise – 4 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ or 11.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 11cm x 6cm
Layer 5 – Basic Black – 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ or 2.2cm x 6.5cm
Layer 6 – Whisper White – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ or 1.9cm x 6cm
Wow, I didn’t realise there were that many layers until I measured them all up!
Using my good ol’ faithful Embossing Folder – Square Lattice, I run it through the Bigshot, adhered to the Tempting Turquoise Cardstock & then to the Base Card – Basic Black.
 I stamped my image onto Whisper White using Tempting Turquoise Ink, stamped a couple of flowers onto the Whisper White using Basic Black Ink & adhered to Tempting Turquoise Cardstock.  I adhered this to the embossed piece of Basic Black using SU Dimensionals, as I didn’t want this piece to get lost in the embossing & the black.
I stamped my sentiment onto Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Black Ink, stamped another flower with Tempting Turquoise Ink beside the sentiment & adhered to the Tempting Turquoise piece.  This whole piece was adhered off centre to the middle piece.  Using the reverse ink colours gives it a little more of an interesting effect!
I adhered Basic Pearls to the centre of the Basic Black flowers, which I coloured a Basic Rhinestone with a permanent black marker & stuck it to the centre of the Tempting Turquoise flower.
For the inside, I reversed the inks again, while stamping onto Whisper White Cardstock, adhered to Tempting Turquoise & then to the base card.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Baroque Motifs
Ink – Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Basic Jewels, Basic Rhinestones, Bigshot, Snail Glue
 Until next time, Enjoy!

LNS 133…

After creating this card for a challenge, I suddenly realised that it was wrong for the challenge, so back to the drawing board for me. Anyhow, it has been specially created for my niece who turns the BIG 18 – she is now LEGAL!!!!! Look out Everyone!
I have also used 2 stamp sets which are retiring at the end of August – Great Friend, which has been a really great friend to me, as I love this set & Baroque Motifs.  This is a special set too, although I haven’t used it as much as what I should have.

I stuck with Whisper White for my base card, as I wanted to keep it very clean & simple, but hoping that it would turn out very elegant! I also wanted it very soft, pretty & feminie for Bonnie!

I stamped the sentiment using Marina Mist Ink, scored every 1/2″ down the card, grabbed the flower & adhered with a SU Dimensional. The butterfly was stamped in Bashful Blue Ink – so long since I have used this colour that I completely forgot how soft it is – & Marina Mist on the edges – Rock & Roll Technique, added Dazzling Dimensionals with 2-Way Glue & adhered to the top of the flower with another SU Dimensionals. I addd 3 Basic Pearls down the middle.
I wrapped the Ribbon right around the card & tied a bow. I left the ends long on purpose.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Baroque Mofits, Well Scripted
Ink – Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Cardstock – Whisper White
Ribbon – Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – Bone Folder, Snail Glue, Flowers, Basic Pearls
Congratulations Bonnie on your 18th!!!!!!!
Until next time, Enjoy!

Note Cards…

Something a little different today.  As I am always using note cards for quick short messages to post and I am running low, thought I would work on my stock pile.

I’ve used the colours from  They have a colour challenge over there at the moment, so it was a perfect opportunity to make more.

I always create something which is quick & easy, but yet at the same time, different & ensuring I haven’t created them previously.  They fit into a C6 envelope (Aust size).

Cut your Basic Black Cardstock – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock – 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
Using Old Olive Ink, stamp image RHS
Stamp smaller images using So Saffron Ink
Adhere Black Rhinestones or Brads

Adhere Very Vanilla to Basic Black Cardstock
How easy & simple are they?

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Baroque Motifs
Ink – Old Olive, So Saffron
Cardstock – Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Non-SU – Rhinestones

Until next time, Enjoy!

Thank You Card…

I’ve just finished creating the matching Thank You card for the gift box I made.  After receiving & reading my SU® Impressions Magazine today, I found a card that would match perfectly with the gift box, but made a few changes so that it matched in more with the Box, but see for yoursleves.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Punch Potpourri, Baroque Motifs, Oval All
Inks – Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Cardstock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Punches – Butterfly – Extra Large
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Black, Brads, Mini-Glue Dots
 This is the set together!  Don’t you agree that the black & white tone the Daffodil Delight done a little?

Gift Box & Card Set

Until next time, Enjoy!

Gift Box….

Today is the supplies I used for the Gift Box I made & posted yesterday.  I’ve used the new Daffodil Delight from Stampin’ Up!s® new colours.  To tone it down a bit, I then teamed it with a little black & white.
Supplies –
Stamp Sets – Punch Potpourri, Baroque Motifs
Inks – Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Accessories – Stricky Strip, Grosgrain Ribbon – Basic Black, Brads

Until next time, Enjoy!

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!