Sending Sympathy….

I needed a Sympathy Card to post out this week, so I dug up one of the rare cards that I saved.  I’ve cased (copied & shared everything) from Sarah Willis  I’m not even sure where I come across it or when I come across it.  It is quiet an old card as it uses a stamp set from last year’s SAB.

Thanks so much Sarah for the inspiration!

The Framed Tulips EF is not one that I have used a lot, so thought it gave me the perfect opportunity to dig it out of the box & dust it down.  I quite like the result of the EF but believe me it was hard not to use my favourite Perfect Polka Dots.  In saying that, if you look closely, I managed to get it on here anyhow.

Supplies –
Stamp Set              Petite Pairs – 122497, Fresh Vintage – SAB 2012
Ink                           Soft Suede – 126978
Cardstock              Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
EmbossingFolder Framed Tulips – 121809, Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Punches                 1 3/8” Circle – 119860
Framelits                Labels Collections – 125598
Markers                  Subtles – 119700
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been set by Gwen.  She has been very kind to us this week as there is no sketch, but we are requested to create a Card, 3-D Project or even a Scrapbook Page with a “Sympathy Theme“.

I actually completed my card for a couple of challenges ago, but when I went to post it, realised that I had the wrong challenge.  I have since used the card, so it is no longer in my possession.

I love the little rose which is in Stamp Set “Papaya Collage“.  It seems to suit any occasion & I have used it a lot of late.  In fact this is one of the cards we created in our Stamping Classes this month.

I love the clean simple look of the card. 

To grab the tutorial for your own use, please click on the link below –
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Don’t forget to head on over to check out what Gwen, Kris & Maria have created for this challenge.
Until next time, Happy Stampin! 

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I am a little late with posting my card for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations, but I suppose it is better late than never.

Our challenge this week has been set by myself & with Mother’s Day coming up, I decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to create a card with Mother’s Day in mind.  You also have the option of creating a card for a female, if you prefer.

My card was created using Whisper White & Regal Rose – perfect colour for mums & females.  I usually go for something non-traditional in colour but decided to go with all white with just a small touch of a contrasting colour.

Yep, I’ve even used my favourite Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots for part of my card, while the bottom section, I decided to randomly score a few lines with my Simply Scoring Tool. 

While creating the card, I sort of decided to punch a section from the embossed card & then have the sentiment & a couple of images sneaking out from behind.  I really like the final result.

Inside Card –

Card Front –
Please click on the link below to copy & print your copy of how I created my card

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Don’t forget we would love to see what you can create using the sketch above.  Head on over to Challenges & Creations to check out what the rest of the team have created.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’ 


As most of you are probaly aware, I do a volunteer class at Caloundra Community Centre each Friday arvo.  It is a fun class with a lovely lot of ladies.  We are steadily growing with the averge class being about 10.

We are now in our new centre & I must say it is so lovely having all the mod cons & new area to work in.  Sitting on top of a hill & not far from the beach, there is always a lovely breeze. 

Inside Card…

My card today is one we created a couple of weeks ago in Crafty Creations – Volunteer Class.  I love Rosettes and the ladies often ask if they can do more of them.  As it turns out, there is usually 1 or 2 of them that either missed the previously classes on Rosettes or have only just started with us.  It also gives the ladies who have Glue Guns a chance to bring them along & play.

Ther is only one stamp used to create this card & that is the greeting.  In saying that, it could easily be altered to include stamps, including the centre of the Rosette.

I wanted to show the class that you don’t have to have a lot of stamps to create a lovely card.  I love the way I’ve used the Pearls & created an “apron”, so to speak.  The spiral of Pearls was a last minute idea, but actually help finish the card a little more.

Please click on the link below so you are able to print your own Tutorial
Until next time, Happy Stampin’ 

For the New Mr & Mrs……

I seem to be in a bit of  “Blue” ood of late, as today’s card is yet another blue one.
I like to create cards for the Bride & Groom whose stationery I create for their Receptions.  Along with a copy of all the stationery for themselves to keep for their memnto or album, I include a  simple “Congratultions” card usually with the colours of their wedding.  I think this is a lovely touch to finish off the job as well as something that they usually don’t expect!

The card today is one such card.  The colours for their reception was “blues”. 

The idea for my card was one I cased from Pinterest.  It is quiet a simple easy card, but one with a bit of a “WOW”.  Unfortunately, I am unable to give credit to the talented person who created the card as there was no name, but Thank You so much for your inspiration.

Easy instructions for you to copy & print –

Field Flowers “For the New Mr & Mrs”

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Circle Circus…..

…. meets Triple Time Stamping!

 I created this card for the challenge on Stampin’ Fun & Friends, but was too late to enter it, so thought I would still share.  The challenge was to use Red, Green & Silver, but as I said, I was too late, so I left the Silver & added Chocolate Chip instead.

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Chocolate Chip – 4 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 12cm x 7.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ or 11.5cm x 7cm
Layer 4 – Chocolate Chip – 3 5/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 9cm x 9.5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 2″ or 8.5cm x 9cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Petite Pairs
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade
Cardstock – Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
To create your card, adhere the 3 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock  on top of each other using a  little bit of Temp Glue or Temp Snail Adhesive to the back.  I tend to use Snail Ahesive & then rub some of it off.

Firstly, I stamped my sentiment on the top layer with Chocolate Chip Ink.  I then proceeded to stamp random images & colour of Lucky Limeade & Riding Hood Inks around the 3 layers.

Once my stamping was complete, I carefully separatley the 3 layers & mounted them onto the corresponding Chocolate Chip pieces of Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I then carefully adhered them on top of each other ensuring that I had all my images matched as close as I could.

I decided not to add any embellishment to the card as I didn’t want to take away from the sentiment.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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What a great challenge we were set this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  All we have to do is create a Shaker Card – NO layout!!!!!  If you are like me, then I haven’t created one for so long that I can’t remember the last time I did one.

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Cherry Cobbler – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Chocolate Chip – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ or 8.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 8cm x 8cm
Layer 5 – Window Sheet or Acetate – 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 8cm x 8cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Petite Pairs, Nature Walk
Ink – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
DSP – First Edition Speciality
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Cherry Cobbler, Crochet Trim – Victoria
Punches – 2 1/2″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Glimmer Brad – Champagne, Glass Stampin’ Glitter – Gold (Retired), Stampin’ Markers – Marina Mist & Old Olive, Mini Glue Dots

I randomly stamped images over the DSP with Chocolate Chip Ink, prior to adhering to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  I ran a piece of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon across the middle, tucked ends under & adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

For my window, I inked my image with Stampin’ Markers – Old Olive & Marina Mist, stamped direct onto Very Vanilla, inked my sentiment in Chocolate Chip Ink & stamped onto the same piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I placed my images onto the Cardstock, so that they would be able to be seen once I had adhered the top piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock.

As I didn’t have any Double Sided Mounting Tape, I made my own.  I applied Sticky Strip all around the outer edge of my stamped piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, ensuring that all sides were covered.  I cut 2 pieces of thick Cardboard – from the Glitter Paper – & adhered to the tops of the Sticky Strip, ensuring that all areas were covered as I didn’t want any pieces of the glitter to escape, applied another layer of Sticky Strip, carefully poured Glitter onto my image – not too much as you don’t want it to take over – punched a circle into the middle of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, adhered the Window Sheet to the wrong side & then finally to the top of the Sticky Strip.  I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of this piece & adhered to the card.

I tied a bow with the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, found 2 small pieces of Crochet Trim that happen to be in the same container as my Ribbon & decided to use them as well.  A Glimmer Brad was attached to the middle & finally adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

We hope you will jon us this week for this fun challenge.  Head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to chek out what both Kris & Vicki have created, create your project, post to your blog or on line group & then link back with Mr Linky.  We would love to see your creation!

Have a great week

Merry Christmas Embossed….

Today’s card is my version of the one we created in Crafty Creations yesterday.

A lot of the ladies all had this lovely Christmas Tree stamp & wanted to recreate one of the cards Naomi had made using the stamp – sorry don’t have a photo of the original.

After coming home & in the middle of preparing tea, I had an idea pop into my head on how to recreate a card that was similar using SU! Lovely as a Tree.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out, especially the background & the greeting on the front which I repeated for the inside.  Mind you, I sort of come across this from making something I wasn’t going to like…… , but then that happens so much when stamping.

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ or 8 1/4″ or 21cm x 14.5cm
Layer 1- Gold Glitter Paper – 5″ x 3 3/4″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ or 12cm x 8.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
Ink – Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Shimmer Paint, Embossing Powder – Gold, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip
Non- SU – Thread, Paint, Pearls, Gold Paint, Glad Wrap

I stamped direct onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Versamark, poured Gold Embossing Powder over the top, tapped excess off & heat set with Heat Tool.

I then proceed to mix a tiny bit of Gold Paint that I had lying around into a little bit of Frost Shimmer Paint.  The amount of Gold Paint I started out with was a about a small pin head & then built from there.  I didn’t want too much gold as I just wanted it to blend into the background.  I spread this with a piece of Glad Wrap which I just scrunched into a ball.

For my sentiment, I wanted to emboss it in the Gold, but as I previously stated, didn’t like the look after tapping off the excess.  I then proceeded to brush all the Embossing Powder off the sentiment & was left with the faint image.  It looks a little like stamping off a couple of times with ink, except I’ve done it with Embossing Powder

I tied the Thread around the bottom of the card twice, tied a bow & adhered to the Gold Glitter Paper with Sticky Strip.

The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card – Very Vanilla with Snail Adhesive.

To finish it off, I adhered Pearls to the top & bottom.

All in all, a very simple, easy card, but am so happy with the final result!

Until next time, have a great day!

Lovely as a Tree……

….  meets a Gatefold Fold.

This is one of our cards we craeted in our Technique Class on Sunday – Shaving Cream!  Now if you have never used this to create a background for your creations or anything else for that matter – do it! 

We had a lot of fun on Sunday, with heaps of laughs, shaving cream everywhere including in one of the ladies hair.  The best part about this technique – everyone’s cards will be different!

Pop back in a coupl eof days & I will be posting the 2nd card we created using this same technique.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Can you believe t?  We actually had rain last night & boy it cool this morning, but hey who cares – Rain, we have Rain!!!!!!  A great day for stampin & catching up on all those little projects that we tend to lend for “Ron” – later on!  Rain!!!!  did, I mention we have Rain!!!!!!!!!

Our challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is to create a “Sympathy” card along with the great sketch layout!  This is a type of card that we don’t like creating, but is always good to have in your stash.

Measurements –
Base Card – Bashful Blue – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ or 9.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4: or 9cm x 9.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Just Believe, Petite Pairs
Ink – Nil
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Scallop Trim Border, Oval
Embosslits – Beautiful Wings
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Pearls, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Rose Red & Wild Wasabi, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Big Shot

I wanted to use a colour I haven’t touched in a lot time, so it was basically a toss up between the new “In Colours” or Bashful Blue, which won in the end.

I inked my main image with Stampin’ Markers of Wild Wasabi & Rose Red & stamped directly onto the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I did this twice, with the 2nd time stamping a little lower onto the Cardstock, the second time around.


The smaller piece of Whisper White was run through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots, punched along one of the edges with the Oval Punch & adhered to the bottom of the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
I adhered a piece of Ribbon towards the bottom of the embossed piece.  The whole piece was then adhered to theBase Card – Bashful Blue – with Snail Adhesive.  I stamped my sentiment with Rose Red & Wild Wasabi Markers, punched out the Oval Punch & adhered to the top of the Ribbon.  I tied a small bow & adhered to the bottom part of the punched oval with a Mini Glue Dot.

A scap piece of Whisper White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Beautufil Wings Embosslits Folder, wings curled a little with my Bone Folder & attached ramdomly to the card with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

??To finish the card, I applied small Pearls to the flowers & also to the centre of the butterflies.

All in all a very simple & easy card, but one I am happy with.

Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creationsto check out what Gwen, Kris & our Weekly Guest Designer Alison have created.  We would love for you to join us this week.

“Who Me………….”

In finishing, I thought I would share with you my little helper this past week.  I’ve had a big year with weddings & receptions, so all the help is very much appreciated, no matter what form it may be.  She usually gets into a little mischief when she thinks she has been neglected long enough. 

Until next time, Happy Stampin’