Last Day…

… to order from the Retiring List

To celebrate the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, I thought I would share with you the box of cards I created again using Retiring Products.  The idea come about after creating my card for the current Sunny Challenges challenge, which still has one more week to run, so it is not too late to link your creation with Mr Linky.

If you remember I created a box of 3 x 3 Gift Cards using Nature Walk & the Regal Inks which are retiring, a couple of days ago, so this time I thought I do would a similar sort of thing using the retiring Subtles Colours.

I created 4 cards – 2 x Regal Rose & 2 x Pretty in Pink.  All cards have a different greeting/sentiment on them. The box has touches of Pretty in Pink.  The word “Cards” on the box was created in MDS & printed in Certainly Celery.

Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink

Until next time, Happy Stampin!

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges is to create a project using the sketch as well as retiring Stampin’ Up! product.  To play along, all you have to do is check out that long Retiring List.

As the sketch is wide open, I thought I would try something a little different with my card this week.  In fact I enjoyed this fun technique that it is going to be included in our Technique Class next month.

I remember seeing a card which was using a tile technique on Pinterest, but as usual didn’t take much notice or didn’t save it, thinking I would not be using it, but it did stick in my mind.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

After playing around for a little time, I eventually come up with something that I was happy with.

Not only did I do this for the challenge, but I also created a couple to post off to a couple of customers this month – different colours of course, but will show you them at a later stage.

Retiring Products I’ve used included –
Stamp Set – Nature Walk
Cardstock – Baja Breeze
Ink – Baja Breeze
SU! Write Markers – Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery

I am really going to miss the Stamp Set – Nature Walk, but no doubt SU! will have something better.

Baja Breeze
Bashful Blue
Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & check out what both Kris & Carole have created using the sketch & retiring products.
You have 2 weeks to create your project.  We love seeing your work & leaving comments, so be sure to link it back with Mr Linky.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Faux Tiles….

… & By the Seaside make for beautiful cards.  The 2 cards we created last Sunday for our Technique Class used this gorgeous stamp set. 

We try to create a standard card along with a card with a different fold or twist.  This week, our first card was an easy one which I saw a little while ago, but am unable to remember where I saw it.  Please let me know if you recognise it & will give you credit as it is stunning.

Our next Technique Class is Sunday, 27 January if you would like to come along.  The class is catered for anyone, so you do not have to be an experienced stamper.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!


By the Seaside….

…. is a card I saw a little while ago, but cannot remember where I saw it.  Please let me know if you recognise it as I would love to give you credit. 

This is one of the cards we will be creating in our Technique Class – Faux Tiles.  As well as doing this technique, we will be concentrating on this beautiful stamp set. 

The first class for the 2013 kicks off this Sunday, 13 January 2013.  Details as per below.  If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Remember, if you can’t make the class, I am more than happy for you to gather a couple of friends together & I will come to you.

Have a great week!


Happy Easter…

Envelope & Inside of Card…

We created an Easter Card today at the Caloundra Community Centre.  Always a relief to hear that the ladies loved it!  Along with the card, we included the Techniques of Scoring & Chalking, plus a little bit of punching & we have a really lovely Easter card!  Will be the first to admit it is not your normal traditional card, but I love the Cabuary’s Purple & I built the card around that colour!!!!!

Measurements –
Base Card – Concord Crush – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Melon Mambo – 5 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 3″ or 9.5cm x 8cm
Layer 4 – Concord Crush – 3″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 4.5cm

I layered the piece of Melon Mambo to Whisper White & then to the Base Card using Snail Adhesive.

With the medium piece of Whisper White, I scored at /1/2″ intervals diagonally & then diagonally the other using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool – out in the new Mini 1st April.  I then grabed a couple of SU! Sponges, my Stampin’ Pastels & randomly chalked the whole area using 3 or 4 colours.  I added a little bit of Daffodil Delight to lift it a little & to bring the colours out.  I didn’t really bother to fill all the white spaces, as I have left some here & there to give a little bit more of an effect!

I punched a border along both sides of the chalked piece with my Scallop Trim Border Punch.
I adhered a piece of Ribbon along the middle, tucked ends under, tied a knot & adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the Bunny image onto the smallest piece of Whisper White using Poppy Parade Ink & adhered to the piece of Concord Crush Cardstock.  This piece was adhered to the top of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I typed the greeting onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, punched out with my Modern Label Punch.  I punched a 2nd piece in Concord Crush Cardstock & cut in 2.  I adhered this 2nd piece to the Whisper White so that just the ends of the Concord Crush were showing. 4 Pearls, 2 each end were adhered to the greeting.

I adhered 3 Pearls to the top LH corner of the image, 3 small Pearls along the bunny’s neck while another was adhered tot the centre of the flower & adhered to her neck.  I punched this small flower using the Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Set in Melon Mambo Cardstock.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Chocolate Bunny
Ink – Poppy Parade
Cardstock – Whisper White, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Concord Crush
Punches – Modern Label, Scallop Trim Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Bone Folder, Pearls, Stampin’ Pastels, SU! Sponges
I will be posting another card made using the same supplies, etc in a couple of days, except it is a different shape & it was created prior to this one.
Until next time, Enjoy!

My Favourite….


Stamp Set & one of my favourite colour combinations have been combined to create this card which we made last week for at the Community Centre.  The ladies loved the colours!
Measurements –

Base Card – Rich Razzleberry – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored & folded in half
Layer 1 – Old Olive – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Rich Razzleberry – 3 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ or 9.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ or 9cm x 6cm

I stamped my image onto the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Old Olive Ink.  I then proceeded to score lines across the piece of cardstock at 1/2″ intervals. 

I then decided to try something a little different & experiment a bit, so I covered the whole piece with Versamark & poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top. 


 After tapping the excess off, I then heat set it with my Heat Tool.  To add a little bit more WOW, I then applied Dazzling Diamonds with my 2-Way Glue.  This piece was then adhered to the small piece of Rich Razzleberry.

I adhered a piece of Satin Ribbon just below the centre of Old Olive Cardstock & adhered to the base card – Rich Razzleberry.  I adhered the imaged to the top with SU Dimensionals.

Not wanting to stamp a greeting & deciding it needed a little more something, I tied a bow & adhered to the top of the card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree
Ink – Versamark, Old Olive
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin – Rich Razzleberry
Accessories – SU Dimensionals,  Snail Adhesive, Bone Scorer, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy,
Embossing Powder – Clear, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds
Until next time, Enjoy!


At the Community Centre this arvo, we will be making this card.  I have actually taken the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday & thought it would be a very easy layout to complete while at the same time teach a new technique – Faux Tiles, as well as Water Colouring.  This is such an esay technique.  Check back tomorrow & I will have the tutorial on how I did the tiles.
Anyhow, on with the card –
Base Card – Pear Pizzazz – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Rich Razzleberry – 3″ x 3 1/2″ or 8cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 8.5cm

Inside of Card

I stamped my image directly onto the Whisper White Cardstock, using my Aqua Painter, proceeded to colour image with Pear Pizzaz Ink.  Once dried, I scored the card in a tile pattern – gaps will appear where your scorelines are.  This was adhered to the piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  It has been soooooo long since I have used this colour that I am finding it a very refreshing change.
The piece was adhered to the RHS side of the DSP, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon attached – again with the Rich Razzleberry – across the bottom half of the DSP & the whole piece  adhered to the base card – Pear Pizzazz.

Close Up of Tile Effect

I stamped a flower image onto a piece of scrap Whisper White using Rich Razzleberry Ink, coloured with my Aqua Painter, cut it out & applied to the card using a SU Dimensional.
I hope the operators will forgive me, but I didn’t stamp a sentiment.  I love to stamp these onto my card when I know what I want my card to be used for.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Ink – Rich razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Ribbon – Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy!

Best Wishes….

After checking out sketch from and wanting to come up with a layout for a Technique Class this Wenesday – Faux Tiles, I thought that maybe I could combine the 2…..  This is the result! 
Mind you, I wanted a male card, but looking at it, could be either male or female.
Close Up –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Warm Words
Ink – So Saffron, Not Quiet Navy, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Glossy White, Not Quiet Navy, Soft Suede
DSP – Tea Party
Punches – Word Window
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Ribbon – So Saffron, Bone Folder, Ruler, Buttons
Non-SU – Buttons
Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010
I have previously completed a tutorial for this technique, but the way I did it on this card is a little different & will post tutorial for this Wednesday.
Until next time, enjoy!

Gift Cards….

My 2nd post for the day – 4 small gift cards………. Using SU “Embrace Life”
Gift Cards –
Cose Up –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Embrace Life
Card StockSoft Suede*, Whisper White
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo*
Punch – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Bone Folder, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter
 * Autumn/Winter Mini-Catalogue

I’ve created a “Faux Tile” look for the cards – see close up.

These make very quick and easy Gift Cards/Tags

Until next time, Enjoy!

Birthday Card…

2nd Post for the day, using same Sketch Layout but with a different look! 
I’ve used the Faux Tiles Technique, except I’ve used Clear Embossing Powder,
instead of Glossy Cardstock.

Want to learn this technique, why not contact me for details when a class is available

All the Embossing Powders from Stampin’ Up!® would have to the best on the market – you can’t beat them.  Check them out – Page 154 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t forget to check out Gretchen’s blog below for more details on this Challenge

Sketch –

Close Up-

Card –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Happy Moments*
Inks – Pacific Point, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Pacific Point, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP – Pacific Point
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – White, Embossing Buddy,
Powder Pal, Heat Gun, Boner Scorer, Embossing Powder – Clear
* = Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-Bration – ends 31 March 2010
Crikey – I hope I haven’t forgotten anything!