Seaside Notions

G’Day Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you one of the cards we created sometime ago with the lovely Seaside Notion - InsideSeaside Notions Stamp Set.  I love this set & have to stop myself from using it all the time.  Do you find yourself going to use the same set all the time!

The background has been created with Inks & an Aqua Painter onto Shimmery White Cardstock.

I will say that I was more than happy with how it turned out considering I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I first started out but went along with an idea I had in my head!

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own card.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’



609. Happy Birthday – Seaside Notions

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It’s Your Day!


G’Day Stampers,

Today’s card is one of the cards we created in our Technique Class last Sunday where we played with Watercolouring on Shimmery White Cardstock as well as Watercolour Paper.

We used the Best Catch Stamp Set along with the Catch of the Day Dies.  I am so happy that both the stamp set & dies returned.  Along with this stamp set, we also used the High Best-Catch-1---InsideTide stamp Set to help create our scene.  The ladies did a fantastic job at creating & colouring their card.

To download a free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  It includes a list of products used to create the card plus all the measurements – metric & imperial.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’


558. It’s Your Day – Best Catch


Day 2 – Joy to the World


Today I am showcasing the gorgeous Hearts Come Home” Bundle which includes the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set & the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies.  Although the items are not retiring, after 2 January they will not be available as a Bundle.Cards-@-Toogoom

The card was created in our Cards @ Toogoom class last week & the ladies loved it.  A very simple card but one with a bit of a wow!  What do you think?

Don’t forget you can create your own card by downloading the free tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




294. Joy to the World – Hearts Come Home Bundle

Joy to the World - Hearts Come Home Bundle

Card # 2 – Merry Christmas

Today’s Card is continuing from our Play Day & was created by Gail.  I took inspiration from it & used Stampin’ Up! products Gailon it.  As you can see I have changed it a little – well a lot!  I just couldn’t stop & kept going!

I actually purchased this Stamp Set – Choose Happiness – to create a Christmas Card.  For some reason it reminded me of Christmas & had to go along with it.  I also saw a card from the very talented Julie Gearinger which screamed this stamp.  Thank you Gail & Julie for your inspiration.

The ladies had heaps of fun creating the card & as usual even though we all start out with the same kit but they quickly grew into completely different cards – see photo below of our cards.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab a free tutorial on how I created my card.

Until next time, happy Stampin’


92. Merry Christmas

Gail-wmProducts used to create our card –

Technique Card # 2…

G’day Stampers,

Today’s post is the 2nd card we did in our Technique Class last Sunday.  We had a play with the Aqua Painter, Re-Inkers & the Shimmery Card.027a

It is taken from one I saw on Pinterest a little while ago. I did a couple of minor changes including the colours.  This is my version of the “Gatefold Latch Card“.  I had never created one of these cards previously, but somehow I think I will be doing more of them.

The ladies loved both cards we created which always gives me a great feeling.  It is great to hear that they love their cards as sometimes you try & create them, never knowing if they are going to over well or not.

Of course, as with all card classes, especially Technique Class, no 2 cards ever end up the same.  I love how this happens.  We all start our with the same kit, but end up with entirely different results.

This card will be the 2nd card repeated for one of the Technique classes next month, so be sure to check back next week to see the dates this class will be held in July, by clicking onto the “Classes” Page.


Supplies used for this card –

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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!


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.


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!

Happy New Year…

I hope you all had a great new year & didn’t celebrate too much!!!!  I had a very quiet one & didn’t even see the new year in!

After some thinking, toing & froing, I have decided to start “Scrappy Saturday” once again.  I do realise I am a little late in posting this one.  I have been busy doing their wedding invitations.
It has been so long since I did this, that I thought it would be a great way for me to get into my scraping again & who knows may even give you some incentive to start your journey too……
Along with a sketch each Saturday & my take on it, I will be offering some tips, techniques, storage ideas both for albums, photos, etc along the way.  Hey, every little bit helps!!!!!!
Again I’ve used a photo of my niece & her finance….  I have so many lovely photos of their pre-engagement that it just seems a waste not to put them into a lovely album.  You will probably be sick of looking at them by the time I am through, but I will try & mix them up a little.
I used Crumb Cake Textured Cardstock for my base, layered a piece of DSP to the top half with a piece of Riding Hood Ribbon across the join.
I matted a piece of DSP onto a piece Garden Green Cardtsock, then to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock before adhering to the Layout. 
I decided not to matt the photo, but left a small trim of the photo paper around to make a small  edge.  In real life, it looks like it has been matted onto Whisper White.  It gives a little bit of a different look & also introduces a little white into the layout as Dannii has her white dress.
I cut 2 long thin strips of DSP, adhered them to the layout.  
I stamped the images onto Watercolour Paper with Staz-On & using my Aqua Painter, coloured one with Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose, while the other is So Saffron.  I added a little Dazzling Diamonds with 2-Way Glue to both centres.  These images were cut out & adhered to the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the leaf, I again coloured with my Aqua Painter & Garden Green Ink, before cutting around the image & adhering to the layout with Multipurpose Glue.
The wording is from from stash before Stampin’ Up!
While cleaning up, I have come across albums of “Stuff” which I have not used in years, so this will be a great opportunity to use it.  You will also be seeing some retired DSP – I thought it a good way to use it up, as I don’t use it for classes or workshops.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Ink – Staz-On, Garden Green, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Textured Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Watercolour Paper
DSP – Woodland Park (Retired)
Ribbon – 5/8″ Grosgrain Striped – Riding Hood Red (Retired)
Accessories – 2-Way Glue, Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive,
Dazzling Diamonds, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Non-SU – Rub-On
This layout also fits the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations…. to create anything but a Christmas Theme.  Why not give it a try.  You have until Saturday arvo!
Until next time, Enjoy!

Too Late…

…and thinking I had posted this card earlier for the challenge over at Stamping 411.  Proves I have not had a very good day & need to get to bed.

Today’s sketch uses a simple technique that we sometimes forget about — Tearing! Tearing your cardstock or DSP adds great interest and texture and is a fast, easy and very inexpensive way to dress up a card or project!

Measurements –
1.Layer One — Cardbase cut at 5.5 x 8.5″, scored and folded
2.Layer Two — Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25″
3.Layer Three — Cardstock of DSP cut at 4″ wide and torn at approximately 4″
4.Layer Four — DSP cut at 2.5 x 3.5″
5.Layer Five — Cardstock cut at 2.25 x 3.25″

For this card I pulled out my DSP Woodand Park, but wanting to use a pattern that I hadn’t used previously.  That is the best thing about the DSP from SU®, it is double-sided.  I love tearing, but am always very hesitant on tearing DSP, especially the ones you love so much, although once I start, there is no holding me back.
I stamped my image using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Watercolour Paper, grabbed my Aqua Painter & Garden Green Ink, & proceeded to colour the image.  I then stamped a flower image directly onto Watercolour Paper using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Cut it out & again coloured the image with Garden Green Ink & Aqua Painter.  I adhered it to the card using SU Dimensionals.  I used Chunky Sprinkles for the centre of the flower.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Cardstock – Chocolate chip, Watercolour Paper, Wild Wasabi
DSP – Woodland Park
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Aqua Painter, Chunky Glitter
Until next time, Enjoy!