May Monthly Kits

is our Stamp Set for May.  A perfect set for the males!
To purchase your kit, all you have to do is click on Stamp of the Month Kits at the top of the page.  It will take you straight to the page where you will see the PayPal Drop Down Button.
Once payment has been received, your kits (Australia only) will be posted in the mail.  You will receive your PDF Tutorial (available to anyone) via email.
Until next time, happy stampin’

Something a Little Different…..

I’ve been doing a Handmade Market for the last couple of months.  In fact, I attended the first one that occured & had a great time, that I have decided to go back each month.  It is purely all handmade.  It is growing each time & the talent out there is staggering.

I don’t always sell a lot of the same thing, but what I do sell, I get a lot of feedback saying how lovely my cards, etc are.  It does make you feel good & always appreciate the comments.  I love speaking with people, finding out what they do, where they live, etc.

For those of you who do markets, you are probably aware that “What sells one day, won’t necessarily sell the next.”  “What is popular at one maket is not necessarily going to be popular at the next.”  So far, I have been very happy with the result as I have managed to cover my costs plus a little extra to purchase more supplies.

I thought I would show you some of the Post-It Notes & Gift Cards I created for my first market.  They have proven to be very popular.  I have kept away from the colours I would use to create, but instead decided to go with colours that I would not norally use.  I also like to match the colour with the pen.

Bashful Blue –?
Rich Razzleberry –
Gift Cards –
Until next time, Enjoy!

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Inside Card…

What a great challenge we have over at Sunny Challenges & Creations for you this fortnight.  Once again Gwen has been very easy on us whereby she has given us no sketch, but that we are to create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item with the theme of “Get Well“. 

This is the type of card that we usually leave to the last moment to create, but one that we should all probably have in our box of goodies for that special person who may not be feeling on top of the world & knowing that you were thinking of them can pick them up no end.

After creating 2 cards, yep you read right – TWO – I went to post the challenge, only to discover that I had the wrong sentiment, so back to the drawing board for me.  I then completely went in another direction & created one for the male, which we don’t see too often, but can be a difficult one to create.

Would you believe I don’t own a “Get Well” stamp.  I just about pulled my shelves apart looking for one.  There is nothing worse than looking for something you think you have.  Anyhow, not to be outbeaten, I then grabbed a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, typed the sentiment in Early Expresso Ink & printed out.  So now you know what will be in my next order along with any other sentiment that I think I may need in the future…….

In fact, my card all started from a small piece of Always Artichoke Cardstock & went from there.  For the layout, I took the layout from Mary-Jo’s current challenge.

I’ve just rememered that it fits my online group’s challenge over at Latenight Stampers as well.  How good is that? Not starting out with much at all & I’ve completed 3 challenges with the same card…..

We would love for you to play along with our challenge this week.  To get you started, why not pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations, see what Gwen, Kris & our Guest Designers have created.  Create your card, etc, post to an online group or forum, then link back to Mr Linky.

Remember if we have over 10 entries, then we can give out 2 Ray of Sunshines…….

For your tutorial, click on the link to copy or print

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



… has been used for my card today.
This is a great stamp set for the males in your life…..  In fcat, it is great for the females too.  Just change the colours.

In fact, the card has been created for 2 challenges, which sort of surprised me as I didn’t realise it met the criteria for one of the challenges.

The first challenge is for Stampin’ Fun & Friends which is all about “Sweet Sentiments“.  Click on the picture on the top right hand side & it will take you to the site where you can sign up.  There is still time to join.  There have been some lovely projects just in time for Valentine’s.

Feeling Blue” was the 2nd challenge which is part of my online group Late Night Stampers where we had to create something with Blue has the main colour.  Why not pop over, see what the Design Team have created & of course the rest of the entries.  Better still, why not join us in our challenge.

Again, I decided to use one of my favourite Embossing Folders – Square Lattice. You know the old saying about “Blue & Green should never been seen”, but who takes any notice of this….. I love how Midnight Muse & Lucky Limeade work so well together, but you be the judge for yourself.

Don’t forget to grab the free tutorial to copy & save for later on

 Tutorial for Clockworks

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’