Great Friend….

I love it when I get to use my favourite retired Stamp Sets once again. 

Our card today is one we created in our Crafty Creations class way back in March.  I did case this from someone, but I can’t find the original card.  Please do let me know if you recognise it, so I can give you credit.  Thank you for your inspiration!

Inside Card –
Card Front –
Free Tutorial to print & create your own card –
Until next time, Happy Stampin’


My card for the sketch challenge over at Stamping 411 was especially created for a lovely friend who has been in hospital.  I didn’t want to post this until Saturday when I knew for sure that she would have received the card, but the challenge closes in 1 1/2 days.  I created a card which hopefully would be bright, cherry & fun!  I hope I have succeeded.
Again, I’ve used 2 stamp sets which will be retiring at the end of the month.  You will probably see me use a lot more for the rest of the month, as I want to make the most of them before “R Day” – Retirement Day.
Creating challenges from Stamping 411 means one thing – MEASUREMENTS
To help get you started, here are some possible measurements you could use:

1.Layer One — 5.5 x 8.5″, scored and folded to make your Card Base

2.Layer Two — 4 x 5.25″
3.Layer Three — 3 x 3.75″ — punch one end with a Border Punch
4.Layer Four — 2.75 x 3.25″
5.Layer Five — 1.75 x 4″
6.Layer Six — 1.5 x 3.75″
Using my SU Markers, I inked my image with Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive.  I wanted to bring a touch of a second colour into the card, so I opted for a stamp which I could work that with.  I stamped the image direct onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock & adhered to a slightly larger piece of Cardstock – Rich Razzleberry.
I stamped my image direct onto Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink, stamping off at times.  This piece was run through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots.  I love, love, love this folder & can’t get enough of it.  My piece of Rich Razzleberry was punched along the bottom with the Eyelet Border Punch.  The Embossed Whisper White was adhered to this piece.
My biggest piece of Whisper White Cardstock was scored every 1/2″ down the card.  I adhered all layers to this piece as per the sketch & wrapped a piece of Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon around the lot.  I elected to stamp a butterfly image onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink, cut the image out, dusted some Dazzling Diamonds onto the butterfly using my 2-Way Glue Pen & applied 3 Basic Rhinestones down the middle.  This was then adhered to the ribbon using SU Dimensionals instead of a bow or knot.
The whole piece was adhered to the base card, Rich Razzleberry, with SU Dimensionals.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Eastern Blooms
Ink – Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock – Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon – 5/8″ Grosgrain – Rich Razzleberry
Punches – Eyelet Border
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, SU Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen,
SU Markers, Basic Rhinestones
I hope you like this card Gwen & all the best for a very speedy recovery!
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!


I found this sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Friday & immediatly thought of Fifth Avenue Floral & Great Friend.  This is one of my favourites, but then I think most of my sets are, including ones I don’t have – lol.
Base Card – Rich Razzleberry – 4 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Old OLive – 4 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 5/8″ x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Old Olive – 4 5/8″ x 1″ or 9.5cm x 2.5cm
Using Inks of Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive, I randomly stamped 2 different images onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I then adhered the small piece of  Old Olive Cardstock down the LHS of the Whisper White, layered a piece of Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon down the middle, followerd by a piece of Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon on top of that & tied a bow towards the top.
Inside Card


I stamped the sentiment using Rich Razzleberry & adhered to Old Olive Cardstock which had been punched using my Modern Label Extra Large Punch.  I adhered to the top RHS of the card using SU Dimensionals.
I punched a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using my 1 3/4″ Extra Large Circle Punch & with Old Olive Ink, stamped some leaf images.  I also stamped off while doing these too.  This was adhered to a piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock which had been punched using my Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch. For the white dots, I did these with my Gel Pen.
I stamped 2 butterfly images onto Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink, cut them out , applied a couple of Basic Rhinestones down the middle, curled them a little & adhered to the circle using SU Dimensionals.  I also added a couple of Rhinestones to the words in my sentiment.
These are colours I don’t usually go for, but I am trying to think outside the box a little.  Mind you, I don’t know how long it will last, but am quiet enjoying the different colours for the moment.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue Floral, Great Friend
Ink – Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock – Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin – Pumpkin Pie, 1/4″ Grosgrain – Rich Razzleberry
Punches – 1 3/4 ” Extra Large Circle, Extra Large Scallop Circle, Modern Label Extra Large
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Basic Rhinestones, Gel Pen
Until next time, Enjoy!

Special Card…

Today just happens to be Mother’s Day, so to all those mums out there – “Happy Mother’s Day!”. 

I’ve made this card for a special aunt & will post it this arvo, although I must admit it will be a day late, but you know the old saying “Better late, than never”

For my card, I’ve taken the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping  It also qualifies for my group’s weekly challenge, I think!

Group’s Weekly Challenge # 119 –   Focusing on Embellishments.  We must have at least 3 emblishments on our project.

Base Card – Concord Crush – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – Score & fold
Layer 1 – Blushing Bride – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Concord Crush – 4 5/8″ x 3″ or 11cm x 7.5cm
Layer 3 – Blushing Bride – 4 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ or 10.5cm x 7cm
DSP – 1 3/4″ x 2 7/8″ or 4.5cm x 7cm

I stamped the Blushing Bride Cardstock randomly using Blushing Bride Ink & my flower image & adhered it to the base card.

I randomly rubbed Shimmer Paint over the Blushing Bride Cardstock & heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder for the flower outline.  I used Versamark & Basic Gray Ink for the flower outline.  I repeated the same process for the sentiment.  I then adhered the DSP to the bottom half of the card piece.

I added the Brad to the middle of the Ribbon prior to adhering this to the top of the DSP.  I adhered Blushing Bride Cardstock to Concord Crush & adhered the whole lot to the Base Card.

Wanting to make the card “pop” a little more, I added 3 small Basic Pearls to the top RHS, bottom LHS & bottom RHS of the card.  I also decided to add one to the middle of the brad.  I used Crystal Effects to adhere the pearls.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink – Basic Gray, Versamark
Cardstock – Concord Crush, Blushing Bride

DSP – Lap of Luxury
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Concord Crush

Accessories – Crystal Effects, Snail Glue, Embossing Powder – Clear, Brad – Pretty in Pink, Shimmer Paint – Frost White

Until next time, Enjoy!