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’







Happy Birthday

I haven’t been posting much of late but as from today, I hope to get back on track once 3-januaryagain.

Today’s card is one I created from one of our challenges we have over on our FB Page.  It is quiet an easy layout but one I thought I would try & create with a bit of a different take on it.

I’ve used the “Jar of Love” Bundle which includes the “Jar of Love” Stamp Set & the “Everyday Jars” Framelits Dies.  Don’t forget you can save yourself 10% when purchasing the Bundle.

The colours were Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight  & Memento Tuxedo Black Inks while the Cardstock is Whisper White, Basic Black & Melon Mambo for the Base.

To download your own tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Sending a Smile…

… Your Way with “Love & Affection” Stamp Set.

As mention in my Newsletter, I am going to try & convince you all to use your “Washi Tape” & try something new.  With that in mind, let’s call it “Washi Wednesday, so hopefully each Wednesday I will have a card using this fantastic product.  Stampin’ Up! have the most gorgeous Tape & I can bet we all have a bunch of it hey.  I thought it would be a great idea to start using it & then try & encourage you to play with it.  I know, I bet it is sitting in the bottom of your drawer!!!!!  The beauty about Washi Tape is it can help create quick & easy cards which can still have a WOW about #1---Junethem.

I’ve actually created my card using a sketch I made way back in June – same layout, different look.  You will be able to see the original one by clicking on this link & another card using the same layout here.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to grab a Free Tutorial for today’s card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’








Remarkable You

Although my card today is a very simple one & with colours I don’t normally play with, I am rather happy with the final result.  I am really loving the Yellows & Greys together with#2---July lots of White Space & touches of Greens.

I played with the sketch from last month to create my card, along with DSP & Blender Pens, not to mention a little bit of fussy cutting but hey I love that bit!

The colours I used were Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive.  The DSP is Basic Grey from the Neutrals Paper Pack.  The Ribbon is retired but easily replaced with Twine, Card or  Washi Tape.

Don’t forget, the Free Tutorial to create your own card includes Measurements (Imperial & Metric) plus a list of Supplies used to create my card.

Until next time, Happy Sampin’




158. Remarkable You





Good Morning Stampers,

I’ve been playing with gorgeous “Serene Scenery” DSP Stack.  I will admit it sort of didn’t hit #2---Julyme when looking through the Catalogue, but ideas started forming in my mind on how to put it to good use.  The papers in the Stack are stunning!

For my card today, I used the sketch for this month, which made it so easy.  I had been wanting to play with paper by cutting & matching the design much the same way as we do with our stamps.  The sketch worked perfectly for my idea.

I will admit that I swapped part of the sketch to the opposite side but that is ok.  The beauty of sketches is that you have fun with them & make them work for you.

I am also loving all the great Bundles SU! have in the new Catalogue, including the many lovely Thinlits & Framelits, so I put one of them – “Sunshine Wishes” – to good use.

003wm-blog-insideAs I have so much Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) still staring at me waiting to be used, I used it on my card but you could easily replace with the Thick Baker’s Twine, Ribbon or even Washi Tape.

When trying to match Papers, be careful that you cut in the same direction or else you will have all sorts of problems.

I cut my Thinlits a number of times from scrap Whisper White Card so that they would look a little raised when on the Card.  I also created a bit of a shadow with the “Congrats” which meant I adhered the Melon Mambo just a little lower than the Whisper White.

You may have also noticed that I’ve used no stamps on my card today, thanks to this gorgeous Paper Stack & “Sunshine Wishes” Thinlits.

I’m really happy with this card, but would love to know what you think?

To grab your own Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




160. Congrats – Sunshine Wishes


Happy Birthday

For today’s card I’ve used the “Best Birds Bundle” again!  I just can’t seem to get enough of this gorgeous Bundle.  There are so many gorgeous Bundles & Dies in Stampin’ Up!’s new #1---JuneCatalogue that I just can’t seem to decide which to purchase.  It is a case of wanting it all NOW!!!!!

I started off taking my inspiration from P52 of the Catalogue but then started to go along with the Sketch from last month.

If you haven’t tried using this simple sketch to create any cards, be sure to give it a go.  I am having heaps of fun using the sketch AND it has helped me get back into creating once again.

142315SWhen I first saw this Stamp Set, it reminded of Cherry Blossoms for some reason .  After using it a number of times I am now seeing small Frangipanis too.  Is anyone else seeing this?

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  It also includes all the supplies & measurements.

Until next time,  Happy Stampin’


153. Happy BIrthday – Birds & Blooms Bundle


Swiry Bird Bundle

By now you have probably gathered I have lots of lovely new “stuff” to play with.  In saying20160613_085917_resizedwm-b that I was very restraint in placing my first order much to my dismay but happy with what I did order.

For my card today I used the Swirly Bird Bundle (pre-order) which includes the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  Gotta love it when SU! have great bundles.

#1---JuneYou have probably guessed by now that I used the same Card Sketch I used for my card on Monday, although it does look entirely different to that layout.  Amazing what can happen when you change out stamp sets & colours.  I wanted to show you how to use the same sketch but get an entirely different result.

I did my Sentiment on the pc & printed it up on  scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I am still looking for my “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set plus 1 or 2 Punches.  No doubt they will turn up, fingers crossed!

Be sure to check back in on Friday as I have another idea using the same layout!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




152. Safe Journey – Swirly Bird


Weekly Sketch #1

G’day Stampers,

I’ve doing something a little different today in that I have a fun sketch for you to try out.#1---June    These may not be every week but they will occur every so often.  I am hoping that these sketches will get me crafting again.  I am sort of having a little bit of trouble getting back into the swing of things, especially my techniques, which I love!

It is very easy but more than happy for you to add your own spin on it. Would love for you to play along.

20160612_102612_resizedwm-bAs this is the first, I kept my card fairly simple plus I had a lot of the stuff still sitting on my desk from a couple of projects (more about them later on in the week), including the Stamp Set – Love & Affection, along with the co-ordinating Washi Tape.

I also decided to use the co-ordinating Embossing Folder – Floral Affection which has 2 Embossing Folders.  Perfect for small areas on your card.

If you click above the photo below, you are able to download a free tutorial on how I created my card.  It also includes all the supplies & measurements.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




151. Sending a Smile Your Way – Love & Affection