Crafty Creations

I haven’t been posting much of late so I thought I would share a card we created 2 weeks ago in my volunteer class.

As it was the school holidays, I thought it would be a good idea for the kids who come along to the class to create a card with a fun dress.  I also get to use some of my retired stuff!

I’ve seen these skirts around on the net for some time but never managed to play, so I sat myself down, “drafted” a skirt that we could cut out from DSP.  Mind you the DSP is one from years ago, but still had a little bit of it sitting in my retired stuff.  It reminds me of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”.

We also used the “Dress Up” Framelits (retired) where we used the top part of the dress to create a little jacket from Very Vanilla Card.  To finish it off, we added a little role of Pearls around the neck & to the centre of the small flower.

The greeting is from the retired Hostess Set “Express Yourself“.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Happy Birthday

Sometime ago I was asked to create a card similar to the here, but with a “Digger”!

I did create a couple of cards after I was asked & then promptly sold them to family.  They got in before I could say “not that 003wmb-blogone” as they usually raid my boxes when visiting.

So when I had to re-create another, my first thought was Punch Art as I didn’t want to do the same.  Now, I am not the best at this type of “Art” but I can say I am really happy with this card.  I also did my “Digger” a little smaller as I didn’t want it t take over the whole card, so for that reason, it was a little fiddly, but I got there in the end.

All the measurements are the same as my previously card except for the Digger.  Since the photo has been taken I did type “CAT” & placed it on the card too.  No machinery is quiet complete without that name/brand (I think so anyhow, being a ex-miner).  I even managed to get little ink onto the cab, but hey I call it “coal”!

Body – Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Card & shape as per the photo.

Cab –  Layer a piece of Silver Foil layered onto a piece of Basic Black &adhere to the body.

002wma-blogEngine –   Score a piece of Basic Black Card & adhere to the Body.

Pump – Cut a small piece of Basic Black & adhere to Body.  Punch a small Basic Black Circle from the Owl Builder Punch, cut in half & adhere to the top of the Pump.

Boom/Arm – As I wanted this to be interactive & moving, I cut 3 pieces of Daffodil Delight into different lengths & put together using Silver Mini Brads.  These are my Pins.

Bucket – I cut a piece of Basic Black Card into a small square, cut it in half at an angle & adhered to the bottom arm.

Shoe – I cut a piece of Basic Black Card, rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.

Track – I cut a small piece of Silver Foil & adhered across the middle of my Shoe.

Platform/Ring – I cut a small piece of Basic Black Card & adhered to bottom part of Body

To make it look a bit more real, I decided it needed a bit of coal, so I stamped an image from “Work of Art” in Black Memento.

I adhered the Shoes to the card with Adhesive & then popped the Body above them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As I  mentioned, I am not the best at Punch Art, but I do hope you like my version of the Digger.

Until next time Happy Stampin’



Happy Birthday

Today’s card is one we created last week in Crafty Creations & one that was cased (copied & share everything) a long time ago.  It has actually been sitting in a basket on my desk waiting for a class.   I do apologise as I couldn’t find where I actually found it, but please do let me know if you recognise it so that I can give you credit.

To create your own card, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


65. Bordering on Romance – Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday

It was my uncle’s 70th birthday last Saturday & decided to try & create a special card for him.019aa-wm-blog

We had a bit of a special family gathering to celebrate his special day!  Along with him turning 70, it was also my cousin’s 58th & my aunt & uncle’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Lots of chat, laughter & old photos – some of which I had never seen, especially from my family & growing up!

I decided to use a set that I love but hasn’t seen much ink – “Traveler”  Luckily this set will be staying in the new catalogue, so it gives me more time to play with it.

By clicking on the link below, you are able to grab the tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


64. Traveler – 70th Birthday


Products used –

Petal Parade #2

Today’s card is the one from last Friday week where the ladies took home some homework.  They had enough supplies given to 007wm-blogthem to create the bottom part of the card & then they had to create the remainder of the card with supplies they had at home.  I have asked they bring them back this Friday for show & tell, so fingers crossed they don’t forget.  I love looking at what others create especially when we are all using the same basic supplies.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


49. Sweet Sorbet DSP – Thank You


Petal Parade

Our card we created in Crafty Creations yesterday arvo was using last year’s SAB products.  Yep, I still have a heap of the 006bb-bloggorgeous “Sweet Sorbet” DSP sitting on my shelf & it is the perfect time to use it, as this is my volunteer class.

I decided that to take the best advantage of this paper was to use the “Sunburst” Technique for our card.  We had a full class yesterday which was great & everyone seemed to enjoy creating their card using this technique.

In fact, I gave each of the ladies a little bit of homework where they were given enough DSP to create another card using the same paper & technique.  I will post mine in a couple of days.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


48. Petal Parade – Best Wishes


Gift Cards

G’day Stampers,

I was asked at a Market I did a couple of weeks ago if I could create some Baby Gift Cards in Lemon, Pink, Blue & Mint.  I love creating this size card.  They always look so very cute!  These are some of the samples I emailed Bernadette.

1.  Patterned Occasions (Retired)


2.   Something for Baby


3.  Baby, We’ve Grown

20150219blog4.  Baby, We’ve Grown

20150223blogUntil next time, Happy Stampin’


FMS 174

G’day Stampers,

It is a very rainy & very wet day here today.  My thoughts are with friends & family up north in the brunt of “Marcia, Marcia, FMS Final 174-001Marcia” as she bears down on the coast as well as friends in Darwin who are dealing with “Lam”.  Stay safe everyone!

I don’t usually craft on rainy days, but saw the great challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & thought I would give it a go.  Not knowing where I was going with this, I decided on the colours that I wanted to use & then just sort of went along with the flow.  I’m really happy with the final result, although not sure about the small section of the Sahara Sand Starburst showing at the bottom of the circle, but no doubt it will grow on me.

004blogFor the inside of my card, I decided to use a small piece of the DSP – Best Year Ever, again add a small strip of Calypso Coral Card to one side & adhere it to a piece of Whisper White Card at a slight angle.

I played around  bit with the card front, heat embossing direct onto the DSP with Versamark & Sahara Sand Inks prior to adhering to the Card Front plus layering a small piece of the gorgeous Lace Trim.  I wanted the embossing to be very subtle & not take away from the focal point of the card.  I also played around with stamping under & on the circle which gives it a little bit of a different look.  I finished it off with scattered Rhinestones.

By clicking on the link below, you are able to download a tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


41. Happy Anniversary – Painted Petals



I’ve had to create a couple of Birthday Cards for the coming weeks & went straight to Mary-Jo’s Monday Challenge which is ScreenHunter_237 Feb_ 01 17_35perfect for what I had in mind.

I’ve been playing again & had  the gorgeous Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp & matching Embossing Folder sitting on my desk – will show you those at a later date.  When I saw the open space on the sketch, I immediately grabbed this stamp.  It doesn’t matter how you seem to use this Background Stamp, it always comes up looking beautiful.  I’m really happy with my card, so I only hope the receiver is too.

Thanks Mary-Jo for yet another wonderful challenge!

004-blogTo create my card I went straight for my Subtles Markers & my Colour Coach.  I wanted to spritz the stamp prior to stamping as I thought it would give it a much softer look.  After inking the image with Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder, I spritzed it to give it a much softer look & stamped direct onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  If you haven’t tried stamping & spritzing, give it a go.  You will surely love the softer look it gives your card.

Please click on the link below to copy the tutorial for to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


40. Happy Birthday – Wildflower Meadow


Petal Parade

Our card last Friday at Crafty Creations was using a past SAB Stamp Set – Petal Parade.003in-blog

I decided to try something a little different & combine it with the Emboss Resist Technique.  The ladies loved it & everyone’s turned out a little different.

For my colours I used – Pink Pirouette, Pool Party & Sahara Sand

008-craftyThis is a picture of the ladies cards.  As you can see they are all different.  A couple of the ladies even added highlighted areas to their images with Markers.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


32. Congratulations – Petal Parade

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