Day 4 & counting down….

…to the end of Sale-a-Bration!  Yep, there is only 2 days left so get those orders in now.  20170321_092233_resizedblog

Today’s card is one we are going to create in our class tomorrow morning.  It is using the “Hey Chick” Stamp Set from SAB.

I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out – completely different to what I started out doing, especially the middle chick.  She started out as a very subdued colour but she just looked very sad, so I spruced her up in the bright colours of Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight.  She loved it & instantly come alive.

I then decided to add a little bow on her neck.  As I have run out of the Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine, I decided to use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) which I still have a heap & so it matched in with the card, I sponged Melon Mambo Ink over a piece of Twine with a Stampin’ Sponge.  Worked perfectly.

To place your order, please contact me or head on over to my Shop to shop online.

Don’t forget, you can grab your own Tutorial to create your card by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


207. Happy Birthday Wishes – Hey Chick



I’ve found time to play along with the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week & I may have just scraped in.  I usually do play along but then sometimes get a little sidetracked with other things & forget to post.

I wanted to do a couple of fun “Congratulations” Cards & thought this the perfect layout to create them with.  You are only limited by your imagination.

“Congratulations” from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Night of Navy Ink.  The “string” image from the same set was then randomly stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Watermelon Wonder Ink before being embossed with the Softly Falling EF.

I cut a piece of “Affectionately Yours” DSP into 2 different widths & adhered them down the LHS of the embossed card. The card was then layered onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

I punched 2 balloons from “Affectionately Yours” DSP with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I repeated this with a scrap piece of Whisper White but punched 3 & adhered 2 to the DSP balloons to the front so that they were a little stronger.  The punched balloons were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight with an image from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink, punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch & adhered it to the 3rd Whisper White Balloon & then to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied 3 small bows from retired Whisper White Baker’s Twine & adhered the to the bottom of each balloon with Mini Glue Dots.  To complete the card, I then scattered a couple of Rhinestones around the card front.

I hope you like my card today – a little different but bright & fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Happy Birthday Amber

Today’s card is one I created earlier on in the month for my niece’s birthdays.  Amber loves purple!  You can see Dan’s Red Card here, along with the Free Tutorial.

Both Amber & I went out for lunch a couple of days early to celebrate their birthdays (Dan was there in spirit).  We then come home & spent the afternoon sewing….  I am teaching her little by little but I think she has the hang of it for now until she wants to venture into some more involved.

Until, next time, Happy Stampin’



Pretty Pattern Papers – April

Thank you so much for popping in today as this is LAUNCH DAY!  We hope you will join us on this adventure & love the Tutorials and Cards as we have creating them for you.

Let’s face it, we all have heaps of DSP in our stash just waiting to be used.  Some of us are not sure how to use it, but we love it!  Others of us just don’t want to cut into it, we love it too much!  The result – even though we keep buying it because it is just so pretty & we have to have it, it goes into that pile in the cupboard for a “rainy day”, never to be used or to see the light of day!

These Tutorials will showcase DSP while at the same time teach you how to create pretty cards using DSP in different ways.  Remember you don’t have to have the same DSP as we have used.  Use what you have in your Stash as this is going to be a great way to use up all your stash.

Cost        $3.20 (AUD)

Benefits –

  • Learn how to use your DSP in fun ways
  • Card Sketches for future use
  • Tutorials for future use – just change out the stamps or DSP
  • Use all that stash of DSP
  • Cards will be a mixture of male, female, kids, etc

Included –

  • Card Sketch – use the same sketch over & over with different DSP & Stamps
  • Step by Step Tutorial for 3 cards
  • Supplies List for each Card
  • Measurements – Metric & Imperial

To purchase your Tutorial, head on over to the “Pretty Pattern Paper” Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



CPC58 meets Remarkable You

I had to create a couple of birthday cards for my nieces & saw this great challenge over at058-232x300 Craft Project Central that fitted perfectly with the stamp set I wanted to use.  Thank you ladies for a great challenge & for your inspiration.  Please be sure to hop on over & join the challenge.

My nieces just happen to be identical twins, although I don’t think they look anything alike.  Over the years I can honestly say I have never given them the same thing whether it be a present or card, but this time round I  thought I would shock them with the same card BUT in their favourite colours of colours.  Dannielle loves red, so today I am sharing her card.

Be sure to click on the link below for your free tutorial to create your own card & then enter it in the CPC challenge.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


139. Happy Birthday – Remarkable You



Happy Birthday

I created my card today when the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue went live & suddenly realised that I hadn’t shared it with you.

Balloon Celebration” is a 2 or 3-Step Stamping set.  Love it when that happens.  It also has a matching “Balloon Bouquet” Punch which means it is sold as a bundle & you are able to save 15%.

After my photo was taken, I realised I hadn’t stamped the balloon outlines around my images.  I’ve since done that & they popped immediately.  I have also posted the card off to a friend so no updated photo.

There is a free tutorial for you to download & create your own card.  Click on the link above the photo.

Tip –  When stamping over images, be sure to select colours that will not mix & become yukky colours when overlapping.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


130. Happy Birthday – Balloon Celebration