FREE Pass…

Before I get onto sharing today’s card with you, I just want to let you know that I have a FREE pass to the next round of Stampin’ Fun & Friends which begins 20 September through to 4 October.

As the theme for this round is Autumn Artistry, all you have to do is leave a comment saying why you like Autumn.
Now, I know here in OZ we are only a few days off Spring, but there is something I remember about an autumn when living in Canberra many years ago.  That is all those beatuiful leaves falling off the many trees in & around the parks & gardens onto the ground & myself & my girlfriend diving into them, playing & hiding.  I had never seen anything like it.  The memory is still very strong in my mind!
I will be using to draw the winner.  Closing date is 9 September.


On with the card –
With Father’s Day coming up here in OZ, we created a card last Friday which could be used for this occasion.  In fact, the card suits all occasions.  I found the instructions on the very talented Connie Babbert’s site.  I did change the measurememnts to suit my card & to make it smaller.
Base Card – More Mustard – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Pear Pizzazz – 5 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ or 14.5cm x 9cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 3/4″ or 14.5cm x 2cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 7/8″ x 1″ or 15cm x 2.5cm
Inside Card…

?After scoring my Base Card at 4 1/2″ or 11.5cm, I adhered the wider piece of DSP down the RHS of the card – as per inside photo.

I adhered the narrower piece of DSP down the LHS of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, stamped the image using Pear Pizzazz Ink at the top of the card & adhered to the Base Card using Snail Adhesive.  I wanted the tie to look like it was hanging off a hook.
After making my Tie using DSP, I attached it to the top of the card with Snail Adhesive.  I inked my sentiment in Basic Black Ink & stamped at an angle to the tie direct onto the Pear Pizzazz piece.
For my inside, I stamped the images around the edge of Whisper White Cardstock using Pear Pizzazz & adhered to the Base Card.
All in all, a really fast & very easy 5 minute card!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Totally Tool, Short & Sweet, Cheers to You
Ink – Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard
DSP – In Colours
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!


I’ve been wanting to make more male cards & with a heap of birthdays coming up in the next couple of months, including January, this is a great way to get some of those cards done.

For today’s card, I combined a Colour Challenge over at Stamping 411 and the Sketch Challenge from Inkspirations Challenges

Base Card – Cut using Riding Hood Red Cardstock, score & fold

Layer 1 – Always Artichoke Cardstock – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Stamp images randomly using More Mustard Ink
Layer 2 – More Mustard Cardstock – 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 or 11.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Riding Hood Red Cardstock – 4″ x 2 3/8″ or 10.5cm x 6cm
Layer 4 – Always Artichoke Cardstock – 3″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm
Layer 5 – Watercolour Paper – 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 7cm
Stamp images randomly using More Mustard Ink
Using Aqua Painter & More Mustard Ink, colour images
Adhere Watercolour Paper to Always Artichoke & then to Riding Hood Red
Adhere to More Mustard Cardstock
Tie knot in Ribbon & adhere along bottom
Adhere to base card

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You
Inks – More Mustard
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Always Archoke, Watercolour Paper
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Aqua Painter, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Happy New Year…

I think this challenge & card represent the celebrations of last night. 

It is actually an Inspiration Challenge from Utah Diva International

What else could I use but the Stamp Set – Cheers to You. It was just screaming out “Cheers”
Cut Wisper White Cardstock & score in half to form base card
Cut piece of Whisper White Cardstock

Using Stamp-ma-Jig to ensure your images are stamped in a straight line, stamp 3 images onto the Cardstock
Cut larger piece of Whisper White & adhere to the image piece
Cut yet another larger piece of Whisper White & adhere to previous piece
Adhere all 3 pieces of Whisper White to base card
Using Watercolour Pencils, colour images
Stamp Sentiment down RHS of bse card using Basic Gray Ink

Result – 10 mintue card!
Please excuse my colouring in on this card, but now I like to think that some of the drinks were actually on the side a little!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, A Word for You
Inks – Basic Gray
Cardstock – Whisper White
Accessories – Snail Glue, Watercolour Pencils, Stamp-ma-Jig
Until next time, Enjoy!

Cheers to You…

G’Day Stampers,

I hope you all had a great Christmas, despite the floods in Qld & the snow in parts of USA & Europe.  To think that Perth has Bush Fires!

Today’s card is from the sketch over at Stamping 411 and as usual a great one to use in creating a card or project.

For my card, I used supplies from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.  I cut my Cardstock – So Saffron and adhered Regal Rose to the top of it.  I then cut a piece of DSP – Island Oasis – to adhere to the top of Regal Rose.

Using my Scallop Trim Punch, I punched both top & bottom of the Tempting Turquoise Cardstock and adhered a piece of So Saffron across the middle of it.

I then stamped the sentiment from “Cheers to You” in Chocolate Chip directly onto the So Saffron.  Inking the branch in Old Olive from the Stamp Set “Tropical Party”, I stamped a couple of random images directly onto the So Saffron.

I inked the coconut from the same Stamp Set, coloured the umbrella & straw using my Watercolour Pencils, cut around the image & adhered over the top of the branches using SU® Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, Tropical Party*
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Rose Red
DSPIsland Oasis*
Punches – Scallop Trim
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Summer Mini-Catalogue – 2011
Until next time, Enjoy!

One for the Males…

I thought it is about time we created a card for the males.
This card has been created using the DSP Island Oasis from the new Mini-Catalogue which started Wednesday 1 December.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSPIsland Oasis*
Accessories – Snail Glue, Grosgrain Ribbon – Whisper White, Watercolour Pencils
* Summer Mini-Catalogue
Until next time, Enjoy!