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Monday, 16 January 2017


Are you enjoying seeing all of the wonderful samples created by some very talented peeps ? I sure am ! This week the challenge is to case any sample from the SAB catalogue . I have chosen the card on page 9 using  the Delicate Lace stamp set .Then I decided to create another version stepping it up and also casing another sample on page 15 .
Here are those two sample from the catty .

I used silver embossing powder for this card with a selection of pink / red tones . It was wonderful to have such a great selection of these colours ! Thank you Stampin ' Up you're awesome ! Beginning down the bottom of my card I used these colours in this order , Blushing Bride , Sweet Sugar Plum , Rich Razzleberry , Rose Red , Flirty Flamingo and lastly Melon Mambo . I have added some embellishments using my new Love Notes framelit dies , love those hearts ! Some silver twine peeking out from underneath the sentiment and some heart shaped metallic enamel shapes and rhinestones completed this card .

For this card I used the same base and colours but cased the shaker card on page 15 and changed it up to become a shaker card ! I cut the word love using my Sunshine Wishes framelets and used my Sweet and Sassy heart framelits to cut a window in my card . I have again used the same embelishments  , hearts and arrow .

Don" t know what SAB is ? It is a promotion S.U have every year from the beginning of January until the end of March . With every $90 you spend , before postage , you can choose one item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue . It is also a great time to host your own workshop because during SAB , if your workshop totals $400 or more you earn an extra $40 in hostess rewards ! How cool is that ! It is also a great time to sign up as a demonstrator because S. U will throw in your choice of two free stamp sets ! Awesome !
If you'd like to play along with CASEing the catty , come join the fun , you don't need to be a S.U demonstrator to join in . Don't forget to like my cards ! The one with the most likes wins ! stamping .😃😃😃

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Inkspiration Card Challenge

.Today I' d like to share my cards I created for the Inkspiration card challenge . It was fun creating a design which showcased all the colours and once I started I found it hard to stop ! The ideas just kept flowing and I was loving playing with one of my new sets - the Cool Treats Bundle. When I first saw these colours they spoke ice creams to me ! Well done ladies  - great colours for this challenge ! When I began to create I did not have my Cool Treats so I started with the Between The Lines DSP which is available free with a $90 ( before postage ) order during SAB.
Here is my  first card . I very patiently coloured in the flowers using all of the six colours given to us for the challenge. I love to colour it is so relaxing ! I used my ink pads and a blender pen and then gave my project a bit of glimmer using my Wink Of Stella pen . I used three colours for the greeting and  four  different coloured ribbons . I decided to mount my card onto two matts and then onto my card base.

Yay ! My Cool Treats bundle arrived ! I wanted my ice cream sundae to be a swirl of the chosen colours and white and couldn't think how was going to achieve this look . Then I remembered the shaving cream technique ! Perfect ! I created my ice cream sundae and was thrilled with the result . The ice creams also received a lick of Stella ! I created the wafer biscuit using the striped stamp from this set then  cut it out with the candle die from the Cutie Pie set . Another technique I haven't  used in a while , the baby wipe technique , was used to stamp the letters .

I am so pleased with the effect of the ice creams on  Basic Black card stock ! I added a greeting by  heat embossing the sentiment in white . Then I layered it onto Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron DSP and finally onto a layer of Sweet Sugar Plum wash tape .

 Finally , I decided to pull out my Confetti TEF for this one - I don't use it enough and was delighted with the result of sponging all six colours onto it ! This time I white heat embossed onto Peekaboo Peach . Don't forget to go to the Inkspiration page on Facebook and play along or drop by and like my cards ! Happy Stamping 😊😀😀

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

FACE BOOK CASEing the catty challenge

I created this card for a challenge which is open to all and is currently up and running on Facebook now . If you'd like to join in just go to CASEing the catty and ask to join .
Here is my card .

I started with a Soft Sky card base and then cut my Sweet Sugar Plum layer using the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Die . I adhered a piece of the gorgeous Falling For You DSP to my base , then attached the window sheet to the die cut and using our foam adhesive strips mounted this piece onto the card base leaving a space open to pop the sequins in . I picked up a great tip from On Stage that I'd like to share with you . Place some of the foam strips underneath the banner area so most of the sequins don't fall to the bottom but stay up the top  .    The banner was hand cut . I hope you liked my card and if you did i do hope you will visit  and vote for it ! Happy Stamping !

Sunday, 8 January 2017


Welcome back to another blog hop ! This time we are showcasing some of our favourites from the new catalogues and offering suggestions as to how you might spend you $90 in order to earn free product from the SAB catalogue.
For my cards,  I used Mediterranean Moments - not a set I thought I thought I would choose but I am really loving it's versatility .
My first card was a happy accident ! I was searching through my framelits for a way to highlight my design when i happened upon my window framelits ! Imagine my delight to find that my image fit perfectly inside the window opening !
I have used a combination of colouring techniques , water colouring and watercolour pencils and have used Tip Top Taupe . Mint Macaroon , Sweet Sugar Plum with some Old Olive and Calypso Coral for the flowers and foliage . The sentiment is from Sitting Here and i have also used the Brick Wall embossing folder . I hope you love this card as much as I do !
Some of the main items required for this card are :
 Mediterranean Moments C   143191     $35
 Brick wall embossing folder 138288,   $15
 Hearth and Home framelits   139666 ,    $35
 Linen thread     104199         $8
Total $93 = free gift

My next card also uses Mediterranean Moments . Here I have used the emboss resist technique . First I clear heat embossed the image , then sponged on some Crumb Cake ink . I felt it needed something to make it pop so then I cut a frame using my Lots Of Labels framelits and some Early Espresso card stock . Still  I was not done ! I cut some " flowers and trailing vines from my new Succulent framelit   dies out of our gorgeous copper foil ! A few strands of copper metallic thread finished this card off together with some copper heat embossing for the sentiment .

Succulent framelit dies       142757      $56
Lots Of Labels Framelits     1382181   $45
Total =                   $101 = free SAB item

Lastly, I combined two stamp sets  to create this next card .  First I stamped the image of the lady in the rain from  Beautiful You using Black Archival ink . I coloured the image using my water colour pencils , then masked the image and  heat embossed the street    image  using silver embossing powder . I mounted my image on a piece of Rich Razzleberry DSP , stamped and mounted the sentiment also . I cased this idea from Irene Rathman , thank you for the inspiration Irene !

Beautiful You C stamp set 143637         $49
DSP Paper stack               138434             $38
   Silver Embossing Powder        109131  $8.75
Total = $95.75  = Free SAB item  

Now it's time to see what the very talented  Libby Dyson has created ! Click on the next button .
10. Josie Dean 


Wow ! What a fantastic day we had yesterday ! My goodness the laughs  with all games we played ! Everyone said how much fun it was and a great way to forget about the heat wave we 're experiencing right now.
Everyone created two simple make n takes using two products from the SAB catalogue . SAB stands for sale-a -bration , an annual promotion where you get to choose one product free when your spend is $90 before postage . Contact me if wishing to place an order to take advantage of this offer or shop in my online store
Now to the make n takes -  each guest could choose to use the new water colour pencils for colouring the images or with the Avant Garden stamp they had a choice of two step stamping ! Isn't that chook just too cute ? The stamp set is called Hey Chick !

The winner of the huge gift basket was the lovely Judy McClelland and she is sure to have lots of fun ! The basket included a pack of the new pencils among other goodies ! Judy likes to share her love of crafting with her adorable grand daughter , Olivia ! Have fun Judy ! You entered this prize draw when you spent $50 .
Gail McKenzie won the Treasure Hunt  a set of Merry Tags Framelits dies was her gift and I'm sure Gail will have loads of fun with this cute set which is not just for Christmas !
Isobel pay won the Oven Mitt game winning the present inside which was a Gift Bag Punch Board ! In this game the present is wrapped in several layers of paper and the guest has to unwrap the layers wearing oven mitts ! Her time is up when the next person rolls a six with the dice ! Some unwrapped for ages and some barely had the mitts on before their time was up ! I haven't laughed so much in ages !
The Door Prize game was also won by Judy ! Oh my she had a good day ! Good for you Judy !
Pass the Prize was won by the lovely Michelle Sparks , a new comer , welcome Michelle ! we hope to have you join us for some classes this year !
Prizes for both of these were decorated moccona jars using S. U ribbons , fabric and lace .
There was a tie between Eris Dwyer and Gail McKenzie for the game called Have You Ever and Gail also tied with Sharron Freeman with S.U Bingo.
Jeanette Taylor won the LEFT RIGHT game !
Here are some more photos of the decorated bags and the gifts inside ! Magnetic bookmarks and calendars ( cased from the lovely Josie Dean ) and some chocolate slider treats

Now some photos of all the fun !

Contact me if you'd love to join in the fun this year ! My  advanced card classes are on the first Saturday of the month , newbies on Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons also the second week   of the month and scrapbooking the third Thursday of the month . Thats all for now but be sure and come back this evening to take our next ESAD Blog Hop !

Monday, 26 December 2016


Hi Stampers !
I hope you all had a great Christmas and  ate way too much just as I did !My house is still full of little people so Ive taken the opportunity to do some blogging while they have gone to visit some friends .
I was asked for a  S.U gift certificate by one of my clients granddaughters  and so I created this faux book card in which to present it ! The idea came from Janas Bastalwelt and she has a video on you tube  here but as it isn't in English I found Stampin T 's you tube easy to follow here .
This is the first time I've createdone of these designs and I was delighted with how it turned out ! This was truly a labour of love but don't you just love it when things go they way you planned ! Did you know you could purchase a S.U gift certificate from me for those crafters you just know would love some more crafting tools ! Who wouldn't !

Remember the magic cards I shared with you previously ? My grandsons were delighted with these creations ! Cool Nan ! Was the exclamation when they figured out how they changed colour ! Love those mice !

That is my share for today ladies so continue to enjoy your break with your families until next time when I will share some of the handmade S.U  cards I received for Christmas.

Sunday, 25 December 2016



Hello everyone ! I hope you all had a lovely day today ! I sure did ! Nothing better than getting together with family and friends for Christmas . While my household is getting ready for bed , well the children are already asleep of course , I decided I'd take the quiet time to share my card I created yesterday for this challenge - because what else did I have to do on Christmas Eve ! I guess Im just addicted to this wonderful hobby of mine !
I immediately thought of balloons when I saw the colours for this challenge ! I took out my colours and this card just evolved like magic ! First a water colour wash with Dapper Denim , followed by stamping the buildings from Everyday Hero along the base of my card also using Dapper Denim .
The hot air balloons were stamped in Emerald Envy and Real Red . The clouds were stamped with Dapper Denim and the sentiment in Real Red . A piece of Emerald Envy twine completed this card which was mounted on a Real Red DSP mat , the onto an Emerald Envy base.
Here is my card