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A new challenge begins today over at Sunny Challenges & Creations so be sure to head over there & check it out.  Along with the sketch, Kris included the stamp set – Upsy Daisy.
I suddenly realised it has been some time since this set last touched ink, so it is a great challenge to dust it off & re-ink.  I will be the first to admit, this is not one of the first sets I go for, but may have to re-look at this in the future.

Getting my card craeted this week was a challenge in itself.  After creating a card & about to email it off to Kris for posting, suddenly realised I had used the wrong stamp set!  Can you believe it?????  Then after completing my 2nd card, I dropped a ink pad fair smack bang in the middle of the card, so back to the drawing board again.  Serves me right for not closing my ink pads once I finish using them!!!!!  That is in amongst loosing the Embossing Folder I was going to use, plus having to cut my butterflies a number of times.

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – once scored & folded in half
Layer 1 – So Saffron – 5 3/4″ x ” or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Chocolate Chip – 3 1/2″ x 3″ or 9cm x 7.5cm
Layer 3 – So Saffron – 3 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 7cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ or 8cm x 6.5cm


I stamped my image direct onto Whisper White Cardstock using So Saffron Ink, then again with Chocolate Chip Ink, after first stamping off.  With my Bone Folder, I scored the piece diagonally across the card, turned 90 degrees & scored again.

I inked the Whisper White Cardstock with Versamark, poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top, tapped excess off & heat set with my Heat Tool.  This piece was adhered to So Saffron Cardstock & then to Chocolate Chip Cardstock using Snail Adhesive.

Using my Bone Folder & Ruler, the larger piece of So Saffron Cardstock was again scored diagonally, tuned 90 degress & scored again.  I adhered the embossed piece to the So Saffron piece, ensuring I had the opposite side of the scored card showing. 

I adhered a piece of ribbon across the bottom, stamped my sentiment in Chocolate Chip Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched it with my Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock which had been punched with my Scallop Oval Punch.  I adhered this to the centre with a SU Dimensional.  The whole lot was adhered to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip with Snail Adhesive.

I cut my butterflies with my Bigshot, adhered 2 smaller ones together & then onto the card.  I adhered a small Rhinestone to the centre of the butterfly.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Upsy Daisy
Ink – Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Versamark
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Ribbon – 1/2″ Scallop Dots – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot,
Bone Folder, Embossing Powder – Clear, Heat Tool

Now it is your turn, head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & see what Kris & Gwen have created.  We would love for you to join us this week.
Until next time, Enjoy!

Birthday Celebrations…

G’Day Stampers,
I can finally post the 2nd card we did at our Technique class today.  The cards turned out so lovely and bright, the ladies were wrapped in what was created, especially the colours…
I took the same colours from This Card and played around with it here & there, although the brayering was exactly the same.  Instructions for Brayering may be found here…

This stamp set is such a versatile set, that the list of possibilities is endless….

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Upsy Daisy
Ink – Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Brads, Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Basic Black,
Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal Tray, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder – Black
Easy Peasy!

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me
Until next time, Enjoy!

Best Wishes…

Another card which I thought I would post today.  My Technique Class this week is Brayering….  Although it is a very basic card, I love the colours and the way it has turned out!
I’ve taken the card design from an old card pre-Stampin’ Up!®, twigged it here & there, added & subtracted…..
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Upsy Daisy, Warm Words
Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Versa-Mark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Tempting Turquoise, Brayer, Stamping Buddy, Powder Pal Tray, Embossing Powder – Black, Heat Tool
Non-SU – Rhinestones, Staples – behind the ribbon
If you click Here it will take you directly to a small Tutorial on how to do Basic Brayering….. 
Why not give it a go or better still book in for the class this Wednesday, 11 May @ 1.00pm.
Just so you are aware, this won’t be the card we will be making….  they will be posted after the class!