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Happy April’s Fool!!!!!

Yep, today is April 1 & marks April Fools Day!!!  So look lout for all those pransters that you have around you or know!!!!

Today also brings the start of our weekly challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations & was created by Kris.  Very easy this week, so we would love to see heaps of creations posted…..

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Basic Black – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Basic Black – 5 1/4″ x 2″ or 13cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Pear Pizzazz – 3″ x 3/4″ or 8cm x 2.5cm
Layer 5 – Pear Pizzazz – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 6 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 6cm x 6cm

I did start out to use Night of Navy & Pear Pizzaz.  By the time I come to the ribbon, I realised what I had done, but by then it was too late, so I continued with it.  I quiet like like the colours together.  Do you ever do that?  I seem to do it all the time!  I did want to use more of the Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, but suddenly realised that I only had 2 small bits left to complete my card!

Envelope & Inside Card…

I run the small piece of Basic Black through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Vintage Wallpaper.  I repeated the same for the smaller piece of Whisper White using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots.  The embossed Basic Black was adhered to the embossed Whisper White with Tombow Glue, then to the larger piece of Basic Black before adhering to the Base Card – Whisper White.

I punched along one edge of the small piece of Pear Pizzazz using the Scallop Trim Border Punch, adhered a piece of Ribbon along the middle, tucked ends under, tied a bow & adhered to the card with Tombow Glue.

Close Up of Flower Image…

I inked my image with Pear Pizzazz Ink & for a little bit of a different look, I randomly applied my Basic Black SU! Marker to the inked image before stamping onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I again stamped the image in Pear Pizzazz Ink, stamped onto the square piece of Whisper White, adhered to the square piece of Pear Pizzaz & finally to the Base Card using Tombow Glue.

I cut around the 2-coloured stamped image & adhered to the top of the stamped image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I applied small Basic Pearls to the centres of the flowers.  I think I missed a couple, but me being me, had to fix immediately as it was annoying me!!!!!!!

Again, no sentiment.  This would be the perfect card for Mother’s Day.

I really love how the flower come out & will be doing more this way.  It gives such a lovely effect to your image.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Because I Care
Ink – Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots, Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Basic Black
Accessories – SU! Marker – Basic Black, Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

Don’t forget to hop on over to see what the other girls have created, as well as our weekly guest designers.  We have a new guest designer for the month of Aptil too!
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

 

Girl’s Birthday….

Today’s card is a very simple & easy card.  I’ve created this for my cousin’s shop.  I find with little girls, the CAS ones are the best.  Add a bit of glitter or bling & you have a winner.  This card is one of my more popular designs.  I am also finding I am slowly using up all my bits of current & retired DSP.

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 11 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 4 1/8″ x 1 1/4″ or 10.5cm x 4.5cm
Layer 2 – Pretty in Pink – 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ or 1.5cn x 10.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 1 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 3cm x 10.5cm
Layer 4 – Pretty in Pink – 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ or 1.5cm x 10.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Happy Moments (Retired), Wagon Full of Love (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On
Cardstock – Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP – So Saffron
Punches – Scallop Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, SU Markers – Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Blender Pen

Punch along one long side of Pretty in Pink, adhere to piece of larger piece of DSP & then to top part of card with Snail Adhesive
Repeat for bottom part of card using smaller piece of DSP
Stamp image direct onto Whisper White Cardstock with Staz-On Ink
Colour image with Blender Pen & SU Markers
Stamp greeting in Staz-On Ink direct onto card

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Guest Designer….

I found a new challenge blog – A La Card Monkey – the other day, as I had a heap of “stuff” on my desk & had not yet cleaned up, thought I would play along.  The blog has been going for some time, but new to me.  This is the card I created & suprise, suprise, I ended up being “The Princess” for the challenge.  How great is that.

As part of being selected “Princess“, I, in turn am a Guest Deisgner for one of their upcoming challenges & it just happens to be this week.

This is the sketch we had to use.  Part of the challenge is we had to use something which represented “Memories“.  To me, happiness always brings back happy memories!

I had only just received a new stamp set the morning I was asked, so of course I had to use it.

Measurements –
Base Card – Wisteria Wonder – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 14cm x 9,5cm
Layer 2 – Wisteria Wonder – 3″ x 2 1/4″ or 7.5cm x 8cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 7cm x 7.5cm
Layer 4 – Lucky Limeade – 3 5/8″ x 1″ or 9.5cm x 2.5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 4″ x 1/2″ or 10cm x 2cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fabulous Florets, Heard from the Heart
Ink – Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock – Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Jewels – Pearls, SU Marker – Basic Black, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue

Envelope & Inside Card…

Using Border Punch, punch along one long side of Lucky Limeade & trim back to about 1/2″ on opposite side of punched side
Run the larger piece of Whisper White through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Adhere to Base Card – Wisteria Wonder with Multipurpose Glue
With Lucky Limeade Ink, stamp images onto small piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  With a coupl eof images, I stamped off a couple of times prior to stamping
Adhere this piece to the piece of Wisteria Wonder Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & then to the Base Card with Mutlipurpose Glue
Adhere the punched border piece of Lucky Limeade to the card as per the sketch using Multipurpose Glue
Ink your sentiment with SU! Marker – Basic Black & stamp direct onto the smaller piece of Whisper White
Adhere to card using Snail Adhesive
Adhere 3 Pearls to the card
Stamp 3 flower images onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock with Wisteria Wonder Ink, cut around images & adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered one to the card with Snail Adhesive & then the other 2 were placed around this one

Why not head over to A La Card Monkey & have a go at the challenge yourself

Until next time, Enjoy!

Recipe # 2….

This is the page we completed for our 2nd recipe.  A little bit different from the one posted a couple of days ago, but still a hit with the class.  It comes from Rose’s Kitchen!

The ladies are liking the idea of swaping & trying new recipes.  The talk didn’t stop at how yummy this recipe would be, but how smililar recipes were to it & how they would try this out on the kids in the school holidays come April.

Measurements –
Base Card – Crumb Cake – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5″ x 3 1/8″ or 13cm x 8cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5″ x 1 1/2″13cm x 3.5cm
Layer 3 – Real Red – 1″ x 4 1/4″ or 2.5cm x 11cm
Layer 4 – Real Red – 6″ x 4 1/8″ or 15.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 7/8″ x 4″ or 15cm x 10cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tart & Tangy (Retired)
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP – Summer Picnic (2008)
Punches – Scallop Border, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, SU Markers – Old Olive, Real Red, Crystal Effects

Adhere the small piece of DSP to the larger piece of DSP with Snail Adhesive
Punch along one long side of the Real Red Cardstock & adhere to the side of DSP
Adhere whole lot to the Base Card – Crumb Cake
Adhere the Recipe to the piece of Real Red Cardstock & then to Base – Crumb CakeUsing SU Markers – Old Olive & Real Red, stamp image onto scrap of Whisper White Cardstock
Punch out with 1 3/8″ Circle & adhere to piece of Real Red which has been punch using the Scallop Circle Punch
Adhere to Recipe & apply Crystal Effects to the cherries

Don’t forget, any of these layouts can be changed to include current DSP & Stamps.  As it is only my Volunteer Class, I am able to use anything.  Plus it is a great way of using some of my stash of DSP.

Until next time, Happy Cookin’!

 

LNS 159…

This card was created for my cousin who has requested a number of Misc Cards for her shop.  It is also the card we did this arvo at the Community Centre.  Mind you, I did have a number of boys cards for them to select from, as not all the ladies have granddaughters.  In fact, most of them have grandsons.


Envelope & Inside Card…

 After seeing this week’s challenge at Late Night Stampers, this is the perfect card for that too.  “It is to create a Girly Girl card,srapbook page, project, or 3D item.  Make your creation as feminine as you can.  Lots of frilly, ruffly, and anything else you can think of items on your card.  We want these creations to ooze Girly Girl!”

To me, this sort of card screams Pink, Pink, Pink & more Pink!  I kept to a very simple layout & a clean card on purpose!

Measurements –
Base Card – Pretty in Pink – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 30cm x 10.5cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3″ x 2″ or 7.5cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Pretty in Pink – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 7cm x 4.5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ or 6.5cm x 4cm

I layered the DSP onto the larger piece of Whisper White using Snail Adhesive, adhered a piece of Ribbon across the middle, tucked the ends under & tied a knot to the left hand side.  The whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White using Snail Adhesive.
 

Close up of Ballerina….


I stamped my image onto the smallest piece of Whisper White using Staz-On Ink & again onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock.  I coloured the image using my Blender Pen, SU! Markers – Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & So Saffron.  I repeated the same for the 2nd image, except just colouring the little skirt.  I cut around this skirt, added Dazzling Diamonds with a 2-Way Glue Pen & adhered to the main image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This whole piece was then adhered to the piece of Pretty in Pink, then to the larger piece of Whisper White & finally to the Base Card using Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment onto another piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock with Staz-On, punched with the Modern Label & adhered to a piece of Pretty in Pink, which I had punched using the Modern Label, cut down the middle & adhered to the Whisper White, so that I had a little piece of Pretty in Pink showing at both ends.

I adhered 2 Rhinestones to either end.  These were coloured with a permanent marker.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Under the Big Top, Happy Moments (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
DSP – Pretty in Pink – 2009-2010
Punches – Modern Label
Ribbon – 1/2″ Satin – Pretty in Pink
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender Pen,
SU! Markers – Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Until next time, Enjoy!

SSC 241…

This is the card I created fo rthe new challenge over at Stamping 411.  As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew what I wanted to use & how it should look when I finished.  I wanted to try & create a shabby chic/vintage type card.  I think I have succeeded in getting the results I had in my head.

As usual the operators have provided us with all the basic measurements – all the hard work has been done for us –

Measurements –
Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded in half at 4 1/4″ – Very Vanilla
Layer 2: 4 x 5 1/4″ – Soft Suede
Layer 3: 4″ x 1 1/2″  – DSP
Layer 4: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ – DSP
Layer 5: 2 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ – Very Vanilla

I Heat Embossed my image onto the piece of Soft Suede using Versamark & Clear Embossing Powder.

Envelope & Inside Card…

I adhered the DSP to a piece of Pink Pirouette so that I didn’t have the DSP straight onto the Soft Suede & to break the colours up a little.  I think it looks pretty with the little bit of Pink Pirouette showing as a small edge.  I then adhered this piece to the embossed piece using Snail Adhesive.

The Ribbon was adhered across the top part of the DSP & ends tucked under.  The whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Very Vanilla using Snail Adhesive.

Stamping the image onto the small piece using Versamark & Soft Suede Inks, I Heat Embossed it.  Using my Aqua Painter, I gently coloured the images with Pink Pirouette & Wild Wasabi Inks.  I nearly left the leaves clear, but after looking at it for a little time, decided to go ahead & colour them.  I like the little bit of green in the card!
 

Close Up of Clear Embossing & Flowers…


I applied Pearls to the centres of some of the flowers & adhered both pieces to the card as per the sketch.  I found a couple of small Butterflies that were in my packet of Pink Pirouette already cut out, so I used them on the card.  The large Butterfly was adhered with Multipurpose Glue & 2 small Pearls applied to the centre.  The Butterflies had been cut using the Beatuiful Wings Embosslits Dies.

I stamped my sentiment direct onto a piece of Very Vanilla using my SU Marker – Soft Suede, punched with the Modern Label Punch, dabbed a little Pink Pirouette around the edges, adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals & adhered the small butterfly to the sentiment.  I applied 3 small Pearls to the punched piece – 1 in the centre of the Butterfly & 2 to replace the “o” in the words.

Lastly, I tied a bow & applied to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

When I saw this sketch, it is very similar to a scrapbook layout I have completed for  a class I have this month, which I will post once the class is finished.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Elements of Style, A Word for You
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Versamark, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
DSP – Beau Chateau
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Punches – Modern Label
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding  – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Aqua Painter, Snail Adhesive, Heat Tool,
Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SU Marker – Soft Suede
Until next time, Enjoy!

Sailing Away….

With the rainy weather we are having in South East Queensland & the Sunshine Coast, this card is very appropriate, as we will all soon need the boats out to get around.  I love it as it keeps the humidity down!


Inside…

Our class today at Crafty Creations was to create a male card.  These cards can sometimes prove the most difficult to make, but this one come together quiet easy.  In fact, I was really surprised at how it all came together.  I love the final result!


Measurements –
Base Card – Night of Navy – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Riding Hood Red – 3″ x 4″ or 7.5cm x 10cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 2 7/8″ x 4″ or 7cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Riding Hood Red – 3 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 9cm x 8cm

Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 3″ or 8.5cm x 7.5cm

I wanted the card to be Navy & White mostly, with just a touch of Red showing.

I adhered the DSP to the piece of Riding Hood Red leaving just a small amount of the red showing at the top.  This was then adhered to the piece of Whisper White prior to adhering to the Base Card – Night of Navy using Snail Adhesive.


Envelope…

I stamped the image onto Whisper White using Staz-On, allowed to dry & using my Blender Pen & SU Marker – Riding Hood Red, I coloured a little of the sails.  This piece was then adhered to Riding Hood Red using Snail Adhesive, before adhering to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment onto Whisper White using Night of Navy Ink, punched with the small Oval Punch, adhered to a punched piece of Riding Hood Red which had been punched with the Large Oval Punch & then adhered to the bottom of the card with Snail Adhesive.

I love the whole look of this card!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Sail Away (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On, Night of Navy
Cardstock – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red
DSP – 2010-2011 In Colours
Punches – Oval, Large Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Blender Pen,
SU Markers – Riding Hood Red, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy!

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What a great challenge Kris has provided us with this week.  Along with the sketch, we had to use the stamp set “Under the Big Top“.  For those of us that attended Regionals, this is the set we received FREE!!!!!

I decided to make the card for my little cousin, Kate, who is in hospital having her tonsils out & is very angry at the Doctors for what they did to her.  All she wanted was her “Mummy” & poor ol’ “Pappy” was so upset that Kate didn’t want anything to do with him!!!!  Isn’t that always the way????

I used a lot of pretty colours which I thought a 4 year old would like, including colours that I have not used for so long.

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm – Scored in the middled & folded in half
Layer 1 – Pretty in Pink – 5 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ or 13.5cm x 9cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ or 9cm x 4cm
Layer 3 – Bashful Blue – 3 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ or 8.5cm x 3.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ or 9.5cm x 4cm
Layer 5 – Certainly Celery – 3 5/8″ x 1 3/8″ or 9cm x 3.5cm

I run Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery pieces of Cardstock through the Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka DotsPretty in Pink was adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White, Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery were both adhered to the corresponding pieces of Whisper White & adhered to Pretty in Pink using Multipurpose Glue.

I stamped the image with Staz-On onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock twice, allowed to dry, before colouring using my Stampin’ Up! Markers & Blender Pen.  I repeated again for the second image except colouring the skirt only, cut out & put aside.

I punched the image using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, adhered to a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock which had been punched with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch & adhered to the Base Card.

I adhered the second skirt to the top of the image with Stampin’ Dimensionals & added little dots to the scallops of the Scallop Punch with my White Gel Pen.  Since the photo was taken, I also added Dazzling Diamonds to the top of the sirt with 2-Way Glue Pen.  What little girl doesn’t love a bit of glitter?  What big girl doesn’t????

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Under the Big Top, So Happy for You
Ink – Staz-On, Certainly Celery
Cardstock – Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Punches – 1 3/8″ Circle, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds – Stampin’ Markers – Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray,
So Saffron, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, 2-Way Glue, Blender Pen, White Gel Pen

Pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris & Shirley have created.  Why not play along, you could be the next Ray of Sunshine

Until next time, have fun Stampin’ 

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Merry Christmas Eveyone!!!!!  Have a great day with your family & friends!

This week’s challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is one which I am sure will appeal to everyone.  Anything BUT Christmas.  Yep, you have a free reign!  Be sure to check out what Gwen & Kris have created.

For my sample, I decided to create a Free Standing Double Photo Frame  as a small Chrissie Pressie for my Aunt.

With having Christmas at my cousins, I thought it be a great idea to create this so that she could put a couple of photos of her great-granddaughter in it.  Ally is only 2 years of age & it is her grandparents we are having lunch with.

This idea has been forming in my mind for a couple of weeks now, & to see it come to life is something else.  I am really happy with the final result.  Mind you, so many ideas have popped into my head about what I will do for my next one.
Once I had assembled the inside of the frame, I then decided to make the front into a card – Jill won’t be expecting the inside!  She will only think it is just another card!

For the card front, I wanted to make it all “girly girly” while not being too bright!  I think I have pulled it off!

Mind you, it is still sitting on the kitchen cupboard waiting to be wrapped.  I also created a matching envelope & matching Tissue Paper to wrap the envelope – sorry no photos as I did that last night after I had taken all the photos.

Supplies –
Stamp Set –  Under the Big Top
Ink – Early Expresso
Cardstock – Early Expresso, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Window Sheet
DSP – Just Add Cake
Dies – Top Note
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Pretty in Pink
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
SU Markers – Early Expresso, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Accessories – Rhinestones, Crystal Brad, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, SU Sponge Dauber, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Big Shot
Non-SU – 3mm Cardboard
Now head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & add your creation to Mr Linky.
Merry Christmas!

Easy 5m Card…

I have had to create 60 Christmas Cards for the Volunteers at the Community Centre.
To make it easy for me & not expensive for the Centre, I decided to see what I can come up with using the minimum supplies. 
This is the first of my 6/7 designs.
I stamped the images direct onto Whisper White Cardstock using Rich Razzleberry Ink & then drew the lines with my Rich Razzleberry Marker.
I scored 3 lines down the LHS using a ruler & my Bone Folder.
I stamped the Sentiment onto the card with Old Olive Ink.
That is it – 5 minutes tops!!!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tree Trimmings, Short & Sweet
Ink – Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories – Bone Folder, SU Markers – Rich Razzleberry
Until next time, Enjoy!