Kinda Eclectic

Heya Stampers,

I set my team a challenge a couple of weeks ago to create a card using the sketch.  Today’s post is my take on the challenge.  I do have another & will share once I’ve found it.#9---2017

As the card went off in the mail about 2 or 3 weeks ago I am going off the photo on how I created it.

A circle was die cut into the middle of a piece of Marina Mist CS using the Layering Circles Framelits, ran through the Big Shot & embossed with the Fluttering EF.

I laid it onto the Base Card Front – Whisper White & drew a circle around the inside of the circle with a pencil – this is so that I had an idea where to stamp.

The images are from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set (retiring) with the sun So Saffron, the leaf peaking out from the bottom right hand corner Wild Wasabi & the sentiment Early Espresso.  The pencil line was carefully removed using a rubber.

20170422_084909blog-(2)blogA piece of Window Sheet was adhered to the back of the embossed Marina Mist before layering onto the Whisper White Base Card.

The flower from the “Flower Shop” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Pink Pirouette Ink & punched with the matching Pansy Punch.  A second leaf from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Wild Wasabi  before fussy cutting.

The flower was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals while the leaf was adhered just under the flower so that it hung down a little.  I stamped a small butterfly from the same set in So Saffron Ink, punched with the Bitty Punch & adhered to the top of the Window Sheet with a Mini Glue Dot.

To complete my card I randomly scattered Rhinestones around the front, 1 to the middle of the flower & a couple of small ones to the centre of the butterfly.

Why not have a go at creating something using the sketch.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’







A Mother…

I was asked to create something for a Mother’s Day Raffle for a market I attended last Saturday.  After surfing the net for an idea, I saw this card by Ann Craig. Perfect for what I had in mind.  I actually had the colours & Stamp Set “Flower Shop” sitting on my desk from another project – will post at  later date.

I purchased these frames for a couple of wedding jobs, but decided to create a couple of frames for Mother’s Day.  I’ve actually had a couple of requests for them, so it was perfect timing.  These will be posted in the net couple of weeks leading up to & after Mother’s Day.

The “Mother” wording I found on Pinterest & was perfect with what I wanted.  It was printed onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

I stamped the same piece of Card using Mossy Meadow Ink & the Leaf image from “Kinda Eclectic“.  I randomly stamped an image from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set in Hello Honey ink.

The flowers from “Flower Shop” & “Petite Petals” were stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink & punched out with the matching Punches – “Blossom” & “Petite Petals” prior to adhering to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish it off prior to placing back into the frame, I scatted Pearls around the card & to the centres of the flowers.

I’m really happy with the Frame, so I only hope the winner of the raffle is too.  I think they will be happy that it can be used again.

Thank you Ann for your inspiration.

Until next time, Happy Stampin;



CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #22

I had a spare hour or so the other day & decided to check out the challenge over at Case-ing the CattyCTC 22 SAB Sketch

This week they have they have a sketch which has been case’d from Page 17 of the SALE-A- BRATION Catalogue.  The card features a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set and a gorgeous yellow butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, but we get to use any SU products we like, plus the butterfly and oval may be substituted with other shapes, just as long we stick to the general layout of the card.

The idea I had wasn’t working quiet right with how I wanted my card to be.  Then I had a brain wave – Flip it!!!  I do hope that is ok?

The colours for my card were sitting on my desk left over from a previous project – that still isn’t quiet finished & not coming together like I imagined it to be.  Consequently, this project has now gone into “My To Do Later” Basket!

This week we have got an awesome sketch for you which has been CASED 033wm-blogfrom page 17 of the SALE-A-BRATION Catalogue.

I actually stayed right away from any the new products in the SB & Occasions Catalogues on purpose, so I challenged myself to use something from the Catalogue – “Kinda Eclectic“.  Seeing the sketch, I immediately thought it was perfect for Washi Tape, so I grabbed “Beach House” Bundle & went with Crushed Curry Tape which was perfect for the ink colours I was using.

Why not head over to Case-ing the Catty Challenge Blog & check out the other lovely cards created for this challenge.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


54. Kinda Eclectic – Thank You


Retro Sketches #154…

I’m in a bit of shock as I’ve managed to complete yet another card for a Challenge.  This time over at Retro Sketches.  I’ve rs154 played along with them a couple of times, but will admit not for a long time.  I will also be honest & say I was a little loose with the sketch they have given us but it did get me out of my comfort zone.  I even went with colours that would normally not be my first choice but once I finished my card, I was happy with them.

Wanna know a secret?  I fully intended to just add the 1 Butterfly, but made a bit of a “boo boo“.  So instead of starting again I  added a 2nd Butterfly to cover the mess.  As it looked a bit odd with the 2, I then decided to add another to even it up a little.  Isn’t this what we all do or is it just me?

Thank you for a great challenge ladies – it took me out of my comfort zone, but love the final result.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


45. Happy Anniversary – Painted Petals


Thank You

I’m not sure but some of you may recognise this card.  I have cased it from the current catalogue, page 67.  It has been changed a little, including the stamp set, but I’m happy with it.

The card has been used for my “Thank You” cards for August.  I loved the soft colours used in the card.  I’ve used one of my 010a---blogfavourite stamp sets – Kina Eclectic.  Are you sick of it yet?  I’ve also used a piece of the beautiful Venetian Crochet Trim.  If you haven’t purchased it, I would say do it, as it is simply gorgeous.

As with all my “Thank You” cards, I’ve created them in C6 size (Australian size).  I love this size for this purpose!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Kinda Eclectic, Express Yourself (Retired)
  • Ink – Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky
  • Cardstock – Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar
  • Punches – Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
  • Ribbon – Venetian Crochet Trim
  • Accessories – Multipurpose Adhesive, Pearl Basic Jewels

Measurements –

  • Base Card – Soft Sky – 7″ x 3 1/2″ or 18cm x 14cm
  • Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ or 11.5cm x 5.5cm
  • Layer 2 – Baked Brown Sugar – 4 1/2″ x 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 2cm
  • Scrap Whisper White – 2 x Butterflies

Tutorial –

  1. Ink letter image with Baked Brown Sugar, stamp off onto scrap paper prior to stamping onto Whisper White
  2. Ink sun image with Soft Sky & stamp onto same card on RHS
  3. Stamp “Thank You” onto card with Crisp Cantaloupe Ink
  4. Adhere piece of Venetian Crochet Trim to wrong side of Baked Brown Sugar prior to adhering to top of stamped Whisper White
  5. Adhere to Base Card – Soft Sky
  6. Stamp 1 x large & 1 x small Butterfly with Crisp Cantaloupe Ink & punch out with corresponding Butterfly Punches prior to adhering to card
  7. Complete card by randomly adhering Pearl Basic Jewels to card & to centre of Butterflies 008---blog

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used to create this card, click on the photo –

Creating Pretty Cards # 38

I’m in a bit of shock with this card as I’ve created it for a challenge.  I know, it has been so long since I’ve actually done a card 038a-147x300for a challenge.  When I saw this sketch, I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use & the colours, so it come together super easy!  Don’t you love it when that happens?  I think we tend to overthink things a lot of the time & create stress on ourselves.

For the challenge over at Craft Project Central, I’ve used “Kinda Eclectic” – love every stamp in this set – plus a couple of the new In ColoursLost Lagoon & Tangelo Twist.  I didn’t actually do the card size of the sketch, but a standard size card – hope that will be ok?

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Kinda Eclectic, Label Something (Retired)
  • Ink – Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy
  • Embossing Folder – Decorative Dots
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Stitched Satin – Tangelo Twist
  • Punches – 7/8″ Scallop Circle, Bitty Butterfly
  • Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels

Measurements –

  • Base Card – Lost Lagoon – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
  • Layer 1 –  Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
  • Layer 2 – Night of Navy – 4″ x 3″ or 10.5cm x 8cm
  • Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 10cm x 7.5cm
  • Scrap Whisper White – Greeting, Leaf & Butterfly

Tutorial –

  1. Ink print image with Lost Lagoon Ink, stamp off onto scrap paper prior to stamping onto Layer 3 – Whisper White
  2. Mask stamped image, ink sun image in Daffodil Delight Ink & stamp off to LHS of card003-fb
  3.  Wrap Tangelo Twist Ribbon around bottom part of card tucking ends under & tying a bow
  4. Adhere to Layer 2 – Not Quite Navy
  5. Run Layer 1 – Whisper White through BS using Decorative Dots EF prior to adhering to Base Card – Lost Lagoon
  6. Adhere layered Night of Navy to top of embossed Base Card
  7. Stamp leaf image onto scrap Whisper White with Soft Sky, cut around image prior to adhering to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  8. Stamp small Butterfly image onto scrap Whisper White with Tangelo Twist Ink, punch with Bitty Butterfly Punch & adhere to top of leaf
  9. Stamp greeting onto scrap Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink & punch with 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch prior to adhering to card
  10. Complete card by randomly adhering small Pearl Basic Jewels around card & to centre of Butterfly

005---blogThank you ladies for a great sketch.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’