Monday, December 1, 2014

Addicted to CAS #53

Hello, Hello!! Well I've been busy here today - I think I did a mini freak out and realised that I had NO Christmas cards and yep it's Dec 1st! So today I bunkered down and started creating.

This is a card I created for the challenge over at Addicted to CAS and the code word is 'Dots':

Now for those who know me, dotted embossing seems to be my go-to, so I thought this challenge was perfect for me :) I used whisper white, wild wasabi and crumb cake, with a touch of sparkle for my colour combo. My tree is from Festival of Trees and the sentiment is from Endless Wishes and the embossing folder is the Large Dots from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping past and taking a look!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TSOT #195 - Soft Christmas

Hello! I'm so sorry for the late post - but things have been busy!

Ok onto my card for this weeks Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch:

The theme for this week is 'snow is coming' and the main panel on the sketch was to be patterned paper or stamped, so I went looking for a piece of DSP to suit. I found this one from the nordic noel pack and I love how soft and pretty it is.

I then went super simple for the rest of the card and used my Festival of Trees stamped in wild wasabi. I then heat embossed using a new to me powder called white pearl, by WOW. Oh my goodness this powder is stunning! It gives a beautiful pearly finish (this photo doesn't do it justice!) and softens the stamped image. I layered the image onto a wild wasabi oval and the sentiment is also embossed with the white pearl and is from Good Greetings.

Here's the sketch:

I hope you like my card and are able to join in with us this week.

Thank for looking :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Motley Monsters - Part 3

Hello, hello! I hope you are having a great weekend. It's quite busy here, but I'm here to day to share the third card in my Motley Monsters series. You can see part 1 and part 2 by clicking on the links.

So my third card was actually inspired by this card by Brian King.

Here's my really simplified version:

How awesome is this pattern for Christmas? Love it! I teamed it up with some real red for a bit of pop. It's not normally a colour combo I would use, but I think it works - what do you think?

If you have any questions about any of the cards, just contact me and I can let you know the deets :)

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Motley Monsters Part 2

Hi! Welcome back to my second card using the Motley Monster designer paper. As I previously said, halloween isn't really a big thing here in Australia, so I wanted to be able to utilize this paper for other occasions.

When cutting this DSP, make sure that you cut a piece which has no eyes (unless you want them :) This card is a little darker than what I'm used to, but I like this look for the guys in our lives or for that lady who doesn't do frilly.

If you want to check out the first card in this series then click here. Also if you are looking for some sketch inspiration, you can see all the sketches I have done for Try Stampin' On Tuesday on my pintrest board, HERE.

Thanks for looking and come back in a few days and I'll show you card number three.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TSOT #191- Motley Monsters Part 1

Hello! It's time for another sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. This twist for this week is to also use black, yellow and orange.

Now those of you that have been following me for a while now, would know that these colours are NOT my go-to colours. But I was going through my patterned paper and found this lolly paper and it went from there.

I did realise when I looked at the sketch again, I completely blanked on the 5th element - whoops ;) Anyway, I was happy with the end result. 

This weeks sketch:

I would love it if you popped back over the next week, as I'm doing a series on Motley Monster paper. In Australia, halloween isn't that big, so I wanted to show you other occasions you could use for Motley Monster designer paper. If you dont want to miss out, sign up for direct emails every time I post so you wont miss out.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Extra Special Christmas Supplement Catalouge

Hi All!

As if the Holiday Catalogue wasn’t enough, we now have a Christmas Supplement too!
So this means more:
  • Christmas Stamp Sets
  • Great Kits
  • Project Life
  • Holiday Ideas
  • Gift Giving Ideas
Now you will have to get in quick, as these items are only while stocks last. Click HERE to go directly to my shop to purchase these wonderful items.

or click here to download catalogue.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TSOT #189

Hi everyone!

October is the month when halloween is celebrated. This month, at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday we are having some fun and we want you to have some fun too. This week, we have a word scramble for you all to participate in. Simply unscramble these two words – plus those on the other designers’ blogs and your name will be entered in a draw. Further details can be found on the Try Stampin’ challenge post this week. So have a good time and join us for some fun!

 So lets get to the two scrambled words you will need from my blog:

Remember - You'll have to unscramble all the words from all the blogs and comment back onto the main Try Stampin' On Tuesday to be eligible for a prize.

So now onto my card for this weeks challenge:

I have had these butterflies on my desk for a while now :) I coloured them with my pumpkin pie blendabilities. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings stamp set and the paper is retired winter sweater. 

I cant seem to save the sketch for this week, so head on over to the Try Stampin' On Tuesday site to see the sketch and other great creations.

I hope you can join us this week!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TSOT #187

Hi all! It's time for this weeks sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday and this weeks theme is 'harvest time'. Now here in Australia, we are going into Spring and fall colours are not on my radar :) so I went with a Christmas theme.

As you can see, I slightly altered the position of the stars, to what was on the sketch. I really love this sentiment from bright and beautiful and I cant wait to ink up the stars from the set :)

Here's the sketch:

We hope you can join us this week and it's great seeing your creations
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TSOT #183

Hi all, Just realised I am super late with this post! Here's my card for this weeks Try Stampin' On Tuesday:

This was a great sketch to whip up a cute and quick card for my daughters friend who recently had a birthday.

Here's the sketch:

Sorry it's short and sweet, but I do hope you are able to play along with us this week :)
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TSOT #181

Hello, hello! It's time for this week Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch. 

I actually made another card for sketch, but my daughter had a party to go to so I grabbed it at the last minute and forgot to take a photo! Argh! Well I will say that this one is much more mellow :)
I did add a few more flags and I have used some retired DSP.

We hope you can join us this week - it's great seeing your creations.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TSOT #179

Hello! Well I'm flying past here to share my creation for this weeks Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch.

I loved how simplistic or how complex you could take this sketch. As you can see I went very simple :)
I coloured the flower from Bouquet Toss in rich razzleberry and old olive blendabilities. I used some retired polka dot dsp and I coloured some pearls in rich razzleberry to co ordinate - seriously loving those pens :)

We hope you can join us this week - it's fantastic seeing your creations.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Catty!

Hi all! Well it's HERE!!!
Yes that's right the brand, spanking new Stampin' Up! catalogue has gone live.

There are so many amazing stamp sets and embellishments and of course the blendabilities! I have to say I am in love with these pens. It makes it so easy to colour and blend you can get results like this in minutes:

If you follow me on face book (click on side bar to go to my page), you may have already seen this photo and yes I'm hanging my head in shame - I haven't yet created anything with these 2 beauties.

Any ways, if you would like to get your hands on a catalogue, contact me and I'll get one to you. Or you can browse and shop at my online store, which you can go straight to if you click the button on the right.

Enjoy :)

(I should also make a note that the blendabilities will be available in August)

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Hi all! Just thought I'd pop past and remind you of a few promotions that finish up at the end on June.

Check out the retiring list, because they will be gone for good!

Want to enjoy all the benefits of being involved with Stampin' Up!? Join now and you will have access to discounted product, pre order, amazing opportunities, tools to help build a business and 
so much more!

Be quick though - both of these promotions finish on the 30th June. 
You can buy or join my team at my  ONLINE STORE

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TSOT #169 - Amazing You

Hi! Well I can slowly feel the start of winter. It's been so nice having unseasonably warm weather, but today is bleak and raining - can you tell I dont like the winter too much ;)

Any way, I'm sharing my card for this weeks sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. The twist, if you choose to use it is girlfriends.

I changed the sketch slightly and after lots of fussing and trying to make it look 'right', I went with a clean & simple look. 
The my colour combo is wisteria wonder, crumb cake and pear pizazz. My image is coloured with markers and the sentiment is stamped in elegant eggplant, as I thought it need just a little bit more oomph. I made the butterfly by punching two butterflies in vellum and one butterfly on wisteria wonder card and layered them all together and finished with a jumbo pearl. 

Not too sure which friend this will go to - I'm sure it wont stay in my stash for too long :)

We hope you are able to join us this week over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday, it's fantastic seeing all your amazing creations.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Birthday Card Take 2

Hello again! SO in case you missed the whole build up to this card, here is the link to check it out.

This card I went for a lot cleaner look and I had all my watercolouring supplies out, so it worked perfectly.

My sister LOVED it. I must admit though, this one was tough to part with ;) 

I used a bunch of stamp sets to create it, so if you have any questions, just ask.

Thanks for looking

Monday, May 19, 2014

Birthday Card Take 1

Hello! Oh boy it has been ages sine I have posted anything here. Between numerous birthdays, weddings, a little thing called a busy life and throw in a Michael Buble concert for good measure - things have been busy!

But I do have a few creations to share with you over the next few days :)

My sister asked me to make a card for her friend, who is not too girly and likes bright colours and no animals. So this is what I came up with:

(I have forgotten where I cased this from so if you know please message me and I'll put in a link)

I must admit, I thought it looked maybe a little too boyish, but going on what I'd been told it should have been ok - (Insert any annoying "your wrong" sound here :) My sister didn't like it.

So after talking to her again, she now wants a card which is blue and apparently her friend loves owls. 
I love my sister, but must admit I was slightly annoyed. So I went back to the drawing board and created one she loved.

I am going to be cruel and leave you hanging with the one she did like. So pop back tomorrow and I'll show it to you :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Basketball Card

Ok so I have finally done it - I have come to the last card in my 'to blog' folder from 2013 - seriously I wasn't a good blogger then!

My Husband coaches a basketball team and one of the players were moving interstate, so this is the card I made for all the team to sign. I love how graphic this card is and it seriously came together within minutes.

Is it just me or does it feel like you cheat when something looks good, but only took minutes to create?

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sparkly Rainbow

Good morning! Thought I would share one of the last cards I have in my 'to blog' folder from last year. This was a card I made for one of our little friends. I wanted to try creating a rainbow with my circle dies and it was seriously simple! I love how it turned out and the added bonus was that I actually made 2 cards, as you cut the full circle in half and create another rainbow.

My colours are real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, tempting turquoise, old olive and rich razzleberry. I created the clouds with my scallop circle punch and just cut them down.

Any questions, just ask and thanks for looking.

Friday, March 28, 2014

'P' Party

(Just noticed I used all 'P' things to create this card - what are the odds!)

Hi, just popping past to share a quick card I made for a young relative of mine.

I kept it reasonably simple and let all those bright bold colours do the talking. I made the pattern in a snap, using my petite pennant punch - easy peesy! The background is also embossed with the perfect polka dots EB folder.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TSOT #160 - Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to our blog hop! The designers at Try Stampin' On Tuesday have created a little blog hop for you to enjoy. Also there is a prize up for grabs if you go through the hop and leave a comment on each designers blog. You would have come from Sara H and her stunning card.

Anyway, onto my card:

I decided to use the twist with this weeks card, which was to add a masculine touch - to add to my depleting stash. I did still want it to be bright, so I pulled out my colour coach and settled on old olive, night of navy and daffodil delight.

I kept it rather CAS and with little bulk, as guy's dont really seem to always appreciate huge amounts of embellishments and it's always helpful when a card can be sent as a standard letter :)

I used my six sided sampler stamp set and stamp-a-ma-jig to create the panel and my sentiment is from sweet essentials.

We would love to see you play along with us this week, you dont have to use the twist, just use the sketch as your inspiration.

Your next stop on the hop is Shell and her adorable creation.

Thanks for looking and happy hopping

Friday, March 21, 2014

TSOT #159

Hi, well I'll get right to it - I'm really late with this post.

Here's my Try Stampin' On Tuesday card:

And the sketch:

Any questions just ask and thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Love Birds

Hello! Once again I am pulling a card from my long over due 'to blog' folder! This card was for my brother and sister in-law for their wedding.

I think last year every engagement and wedding we went to, the couple received a card with these 2 love birds!! I think they also got some variant on this colour combo as well - but I'm a believer it something works - stick to it! I do however love this now retired baja breeze dsp and the branch the birds are sitting on is created using the adorning accents. 

Thanks for looking and any question, just ask :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

JAI #206

Hi, I made this card for this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink. We have to use items from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration. I decided to use the banner punch:

I have cased elements from a card I saw (if this was you please let me know and I'll add a link to you :) 

I wanted to re-try the chalkboard technique - I really think I'm still too clean though. My colours are real red, coastal cabana & soft suede, not a combo I would pick myself, but thats the beauty of the DSP from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sweet Baby

Hi, today I have 2 baby cards, which I made a while ago.

Both of these card were super simple to create. I found these tags in my stash (I have no idea where they are from - sorry) and all I did was mount them onto a white base, which I had embossed, added a sentiment  and some twine and pearls and I was done!

I think they are pretty cute - what do you think? Which one is your favourite?

Thanks for looking

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fast Ombre

Today I'm sharing a card I made a while ago. I loved the ombre effect and tried it with some pink card I had.

I think my colours are rose red, regal rose (R) & Pretty in pink (R) and I stamped the flower from Fast and Fabulous (R) in jet black staz on ink. I love this card and it was very easy to create - always a bonus!

Any questions, just ask and thanks for looking.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Pintrest Inspired

Hi, today I have a card which I saw on pintrest.

I love the simplicity of this card. For some reason I always forget I can use my paper piercer to add detail - dont know why I forget, as it's so easy to do!

I used the now retired Kindness Matters stamp set and my colours are melon mambo, crumb cake and baja breeze (retired). The twine was from my stash and the baja breeze frame was created by cutting a decorative label in half and adhering to the back of the white panel. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

TSOT #157

Hi, I'm late posting this, but better later than never I guess! This is my card for this weeks Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch.

I used a new to my stamp, Stippled Blossoms and pulled my colours from the venetian romance. And no dont fall off your chair - yes that is some sponging!!!

Hope you are able to join us this week.
Thanks for looking

Friday, February 21, 2014

Quick and Easy Card

Hello, Well I'm on the home stretch of my 'to blog' folder. Today I'm sharing a card that came together really quickly and could be for any occasion.

I think this went to one of my DD's friends for their birthday. The dsp is retired now, but seriously if you have any scraps laying around, this is a quick and easy way to use them up!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TSOT #156

Good morning! It's time for another sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. This is another one of my sketches, hope you like it:

And my card:

I used some new products and pulled my colour combo from the watercolour Wonder DSP. I love how fresh and summery this card feels. I'm reading about all of these snow and ice storms from friends on the other side of the world and here in Oz we are finally over our heat waves and the weather has become much more pleasant :)

Hope you can join us this week at TSOT.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Stampin' Retreat

Last year back in July, Nicole who was my Stampin' Up! demo (now my up line) invited me to a retreat she had organised for a few of her stamping friends. I was so glad I went, because the talent that was there was amazing and we managed to pull together almost every item in the catalogue! So of course I wanted to try stamp sets, punches, embossing folder and anything else I hadn't had my hands on.

These two cards were made using the six sided sampler and some retired dsp. I embossed the front panel with the Alphabet Press EB folder. I think they are cute and quite easy to create. I should also make a note that I now own every thing to make this card - hehe.

Any questions just ask and thanks for looking

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clean Butterfly

So the cards I have to share with you this morning are a complete CASE from Mary Fish. Now if haven't seen any of Mary's work (which rock have you been hiding under!!) go and see her amazing creations - truly inspiring.

Any way, these are may take on this quick and easy card.

Seriously how easy and quick, yet beautiful are these?! I love them :) and I dont think too much explaining needs to go into them.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TSOT #155

Hello, It's time for a  Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch, from yours truly :)

The twist this week was either flowers or hearts. I recently purchased the So Very Grateful stamp set and the new in colours, so they were my stating point. I coloured the flowers strawberry slush & crisp cantaloupe & the leaves are done in pistachio pudding.

I hope you have time to play along with us this week.

Thanks for looking.