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Do you ever have a hard time trying to create something?  You know what you want in your head but putting it down on paper can be something entirely different. I really had no idea where I was going with this card when I started, but kept plugging along, playing with colours, checking out stamp sets & working out what will look best with what….

I also decided to go back to the colours when I started out with Stampin’ Up!

This week’s challenge has been bought to us by Gwen.  It is to create a Centre Fold Card using the sketch provided.

Measurements –
Base Card – Certainly Celery – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored at 2 1/8″ & 6 1/8″ & folded towards the middle on both sides
Layer 1 x 2 – Not Quite Navy – 2″ x 5 5/8″ or 5cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 x 2 – Whisper White – 1 7/8″ x 5 1/2″ or 4.5cm x 14cm
Layer 3 – Bashful Blue – 3 1/8″ x 2 1/2″ or 8cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – So Saffron – 3″ x 2 3/8″ or 7.5cm x 6cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 7cm x 5.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Short & Sweet
Ink – Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Punches – Scallop Edge Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Bigshot

Prior to running the pieces of Whisper White Cardstock through the Bigshot, I randomly inked the Embossing Folder – Square Lattice with So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery Inks & sprayed water over the ink.  When doing this, ensure you have the card facing down onto the embossed side of the folder.  Let dry.

I randomly stamped my images onto the smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Bashful Blue Inks.  The sentiment was stamped in Not Quite Navy Ink.

This piece was adhered to the piece of So Saffron Cardstock & then Bashful Blue Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I punched a scrap piece of Certainly Celery Cardstock with the Scallop Edge Border Punch before adhering to the bottom of the stamped Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.

The 2 pieces of embossed Whisper White Cardstock were adhered to the pieces of Not Quite Navy using Multipurpose Glue & then to either side of the Certainly Celery Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

The small stamped images were adhered to the LHS of the card with Multipurpose Glue. 

Don’t forget to head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to see what Gwen, Kris, as well as our Weekly Guest Designer who has been very busy & created 2 gorgeous cards.

 Until next time, have a great weekend

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The sketch over at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week brought to us by Kris.  Along with the sketch, we had to use the colours of Black, White plus 1 other colour.  I choose to go with Old Olive.  I wanted to do a colour that you don’t often seen with Black & White, but am still deciding if I like the card yet or not.
Measurements –
Base Card – Old Olive – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 30cm x 10.5cm – scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4 5/8″ x 4″ or 11.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ or 11cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 x 2 – Basic Black – 2 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ or 6.5cm x 4cm
Layer 4 x 2 – Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ or 6cm x 3.5cm
Layer 5 – Old Olive – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 9cm x 5.5cm
Layer 6 – Basic Black – 3 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 8.5cm x 5cm
Layer 7 – Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 2″ or 8cm x 4.5cm
Envelope & Inside Card…


On both pieces of the smaller Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped random images using Old Olive & Basic Black Inks.  Both pieces were then adhered to the matching Basic Black pieces using Snail Adhesive.
I stamped the “F” image & the sentiment onto the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Black Ink.  I then stamped the vine image around the outside of the Whisper White with Old Olive Ink.  This piece was adhered to the piece of Basic Black & then to Old Olive using Snail Adhesive.
I adhered the DSP to the largest piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & then to the Base Card – Old Olive.  I adhered the randomly stamped images to the base card as per the sketch.  With the larger piece, I adhered this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish the card & to tie it altogether, I applied 5 Rhinestones into each of the top & bottom corners.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Vintage Vogue
Ink – Basic Black, Old Olive
Cardstock – Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP – Neutrals Designers Series
Accessories – Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Don’t forget to head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what both Kris & Shirley have created.  Better still, why not join us?  You have 1 week to create your project & link back to Mr linky.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’ 

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G’Day Friends,

Another week has gone & that means a NEW challenge.  This week it was set by Gwen, so be sure to pop over to leave some lovely comments for both  Kris & Gwen
As usual, we have 2 parts to the challenge, and this week along with the sketch, we had to use that great Technique – Emboss Resist.  This is such a fun technique that you will love seeing the finished creation once you start.

For my card, I wanted to use the new “IN” Colour – Pool Party, so I went straight for my trusty Colour Coach.

Measurements –
Base Card – Pool Party – 11 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5 cm x 10cm
Layer 2 x 2 – Wild Wasabi – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ or 5.5cm x 6cm
Layer 3 x 2 – Whisper White – 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 5cm x 5.5cm

For my background on the larger piece of Whisper White, I heat embossed my image onto the Whisper White using Versamark, Not Quiet Navy Inks & Clear Embossing Powder.  Tutorial may be seen in this post 

I then Heat Embossed the 2 small pieces of Whisper White using Embossing Powder – White.  Tutorial for Emboss Resist is separate posting & may be found after this posting.

Prior to adhering the Emboss Resist pieces to Wild Wasabi, I randomly stamped the same image over the top using Pool Party Ink.  Because I had used such light colours for my resist, I needed the images stamped  to bring out the colours.  These pieces were then adhered to the Whisper White.

For my greeting, I used my SU Marker – Not Quiet Navy & stamped direct onto a scrap of Whisper White I punched 2 Daffodil Delight pieces of cardstock using my Scallop Oval Punch & adhered these behind the greeting just enough so that I had a little of the scallop showing.  This was adhered to the Base Card with SU Dimensionals.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Afterthoughts
Ink – Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Cardstock – Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Punches – Extra Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Embossing Powder – Clear, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, SU Sponges, SU Marker – Not Quiet Navy

To enter your creations, pop on over to  We would love to see what you come up with.  You could even be the next Ray of Sunshine!
Until next time, Enjoy!

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Where does the time go – the weeks just seem to fly by & before we know it – another week, another new challenge.  Yep, Sunny Challenges & Creations has a new sketch, so head on over to check it & the other entries.

This week, the sketch has been set by Kris & of course, the 2nd part of the challenge is to use the colours of – Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight.  I will admit that I had a hard time using Tempting Turquoise, so I played it safe & added just a touch.  I think I may have pulled it off!

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″ or 15cm x 21cm – scored & folded in half
Layer 1 – Melon Mambo – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 14cm x 5.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 1 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 4.45cm
Layer 3 – Daffodil Delight – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 6cm x 6cm

With my Eyelet Border Punch, I punched along one long edge of Melon Mambo & adhered this to the Base Card using Snail Adhesive.  I stamped my sentiment onto the piece of Whisper White using Tempting Turquoise Ink prior to running it through the Bigshot with the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots.

I adhered to 2 flowers together & punched 2 holes in the middle of the smallest with my Handheld 1/16″ Circle Punch.  I threaded 2 pieces of Taffeta Ribbon threw both holes, adhered across the Embossed Whisper White, tucked ends under, tied a bow on top of the flowers & adhered to the piece of Melon Mambo.

I stamped my images onto the smaller piece of Whisper White using Melon Mambo Ink, run through the Bigshot, again using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots & adhered to the piece of Daffodil Delight.  This piece was adhered to the Base Card using SU Dimensionals, as I wanted it to stand away from the card a little. 

I again adhered 2 different size flowers together & placed a Tempting Turquoise Brad in the middle & placed on the card with a SU Dimensional.

All in all a very simple card, but a clean & simple one (CAS). 

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink – Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock – Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Eyelet Border, 1/16″ Handheld Circle
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Daffodil Delight
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Glue, SU Dimensionals,
Brights Brads – Tempting Turquoise, Flowers

Now, head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what Kris & Gwen have created, go create your entry, come back & link to Mr Linky.  You could be the next Ray of Sunshine.
Until next time, Enjoy!

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This is the picture for the Challenge at Late Night Stampers.  When I saw this picture it reminded me of the Barrier Reef & the colours of the coral & ocean found along it.  I think it also called for a CAS Card – Clean & Simple.  I have tried to capture what I first saw in the photo, but am not too sure if I succeeded.  Let me know your thoughts…..

Base Card – Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Marina Mist – 5″ x 3 1/4″ or 13cm x 8.5vm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 12.5cm x 8cm

For one of the images, I inked it using my SU MarkersPear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight & Tangerine Tango.  I stamped directly onto Whisper White Cardstock.  The remainder of the images, I used Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz Inks.  I stamped direct onto Whisper White.  The sentiment was inked in Marina Mist Ink & again, direct onto Whisper White.

Once all stamping was completed, I ran it through the Bigshot using my Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered to the Marina Mist Cardstock.  This was then adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White.

I don’t think it could get any easier.  Sometimes, I find if I keep to my favourite – CAS – then I am a lot happier than using a lot of supplies on one card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes
Ink – Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock – Whisper White, Marina Mist
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, SU Markers

Until next time, Enjoy!


This week sees my neices 24th birthday!  So young!

Dannielle loves red & green, so I thought I would add just a touch of red & leave the remainder of the card black.  I did know that I just wanted to create a CAS card – Clean & Simple, my favourite!  What better way to do this type of card than to use “Pocket Silhouettes” – great stamp set!

Base Card – Whisper White – 5 7/8″ x  4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm

I stamped the images from Pocket Silhouettes using Basic Black Ink.  Using my Real Red Ink, I randomly stamped images over the Basic Black.

I then grabbed my Black Marker & drew a line around the edge of the card, leaving a space so that I could adhere 3 Rhinestones.  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Ink.

I coloured the Rhinestones with my Real Red Marker & adhered them to my card.  I applied a little Crystal Effects over the top of each so that the colour would set.

A very basic card which took all of 5 minutes – once I knew what I wanted to do.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Well Scripted
Ink – Basic Black, Real Red
Cardstock – Whisper White
Accessories – Basic Black Marker, Real Red Marker, Tombow Glue, Rhinestones

Check back tomorrow arvo when I will post the card I am making for Amber.

Until then, Enjoy!

Thanks so Much…

I would like to say a very big Thank You for all your lovely comments for the card I made yesterday  It has been overwhelming & did not expect anyone to take any notice of it, let alone comment, but I LOVED them – haha

Today’s card is for the Colour Challenge over at UDI  The colours shout “Spring!”  I know we are in the middle of summer, but hey the colours are beautiful, so of course I had to give it a go.  I will say, it did take me some time to figure out how I was going to create my card, only knowing that I wanted to use Shimmer Paint.

Cut base card using Concord Crush Cardstock
2nd Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock & run through Bigshot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
3rd layer – Always Artichoke – 4″ x 3″ or 10cm x 7.5cm
4th Layer – Perfect Plum – 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 9.5cm x 7cm
5th Layer – Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ or 9cm x 6.5cm
Using Shimmer Paint – Frost White, randomly rub over Very Vanilla Cardstock & let dry
With Always Artichoke, Concord Crush & Perfect Plum Inks, stamp images directly over the Shimmer Paint.  With a couple of images & to give a little more definition, stamp off onto scrap paper & then onto the cardstock
Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla using Concord Crush Ink
Run Cardstock through Bigshot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Adhere layers 2, 3,4 & 5 together
Adhere Taffeta Ribbon down LHS of Very Vanilla Cardstock
Make a small bow tie & attach a Rhinestone Brad to the centre prior to attaching to middle of ribbon
Attach layer to base card

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes
Inks – Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Concord Crush
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,
Shimmer Paint – Frost White, Rhinestone Brad – Lilac
Tip – When using Embossing Folders, I use Multipurpose Liquid Glue – you will find that it will adhere a lot more to your cardstock
Until next time, Enjoy!

Friend to Friend…

In between watching the cricket, golf & car racing, I’ve been playing with my stamps.  Mind you other things should have been done, but hey everything will be there tomorrow….
This card is for the Colour Challenge over at Pals Part Art –  They have some great challenges over there.
I’ve used a couple of my favourite stamps which have been collecting dust on the shelf, so thought I would bring them out for this challenge.
Using the Butterfly Punch, I punched a butterfly in Regal Rose – you can just see a slight outline.  I then stamped a butterfly image from Flight of the Butterfly and Pear Pizzazz.   After punching a hold through both layers, I applied the brad through the centre & adhered the butterflies to the card.
My Card –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly
Ink – Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose
Cardstock – Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Punches – Butterfly Extra-Large, Scallop Trim. 1?16″ Circle
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Brads – Early Expresso
Until next time, Enjoy!

Thank You Card…

G’Day Stampers,

It has been a couple of long long days since my last posting…..
I’ve managed to whip up a quick card for today, without the uncompleted item to go with the card.  In the meantime……
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes
Ink – Not Quiet Navy
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tangerine Orange
DSP – Kiwi Kiss
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon – Not Quiet Navy, Mat Pack, Snail Adhesive
Non-SU – Rhinestones
I’ve piereced a single line along the top & bottom of Whisper White, as well as in 3 corners of the Tangerine Orange.  If you click onto the card, you will see a larger image which will be seen a lot clearer.
Until next time, enjoy!

Thank You…

Another challenge for today, this time from the very talented Makeesha Byl –  Head on over and have a go.
Anyhow, this is my card –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flight of the Butterfly, Pocket Silhouettes, Seeing Spots
Ink – Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Cardstock – Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Punches – Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, Butterfly
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Pretties Kit