Sunday, 25 January 2009

Jen del Muro's (SFYTT) Sketch For You To Try 17th January, 2009

I liked this sketch on Jen del Muro's blog iheart2stamp and thought I would give it a try. I am enjoying the challenge of the sketches and the cards I have made. I hope do a few more in the future. I went for a sixties retro look on this one.

Stamps: Clickabella
Card: Whisper White,Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Kimemories My Girl 1469 Disco Fever DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink Markers, River Rock Reinker
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Tiny Mosaics Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, SU Crystal Brad and Felt Flowers,Gelly Roll Pen, Computer to generate Sentiment

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Friday, 23 January 2009

K. Werner Colour Challenge #39

I decided to do Kristina Werner's colour challenge today. I love the bright colours of Black, Real Red, So Saffron and Green Galore. Green Galore is my most used green in Stampin Up's Bold Bright colour way. Hope you like it!!

Stamps: Penny Black's Lazy Days, SU's Bitty Blossoms BG retired
Card: Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Green Galore
Ink: Stazon Black, So Saffron, Real Red, Black, Green Galore
Accessories: Ribbon, Green eyelets, Computer to generate Sentiment, Corner Rounder, Cuttlebug, Bloom Dots Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Label One

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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC212 Cheers!!

I made this card for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week at Splitcoast stampers. Love these cute Sprinkles stamps from The Cat's Pyjamas.

Stamps: The Cat's Pyjamas - Sprinkles Relaxing, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card: River Rock, Black, Whisper White,Bordering Blue, Pool Party DP Retired
Ink: Stazon Black, Mellow Moss & Barely Banana Markers
Accessories: Rain Drops for Bubbles, Fish Brads, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circles, Large & Small Oval Punches, Designer Label Punch, Computer to generate Sentiment, Tiny Flower Crystal, Crystal Effects on glass, Gelly Roll Pen on necklace and Ice Cubes.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Dear Friends.............

Sadly I have had a few dear friends pass recently and these are the cards I sent to their loved ones. Quite simple, but elegant designs.

Card: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Computer for Sentiment, Cuttlebug, Just My Type & Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Ribbon

Stamps: Natural Beauty
Card: Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Chalks, Large & Small Oval Punches, Computer for Sentiment, Old Olive Organdy Ribbon

Stamps: Warmest Regards
Card: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Birds & Swirls & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Punch,Ribbon, Stickles

Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Card: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stylized Flowers & Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Ribbon

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Sunday, 18 January 2009

Splitcoast Sketch SC211 Glamour Puss

I made this card for last Wednesday's sketch challenge. I love this really cute image from Pink Cat Studio. Hope you like it, let me know what you think in the comment section.

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Cat, Flourishes Background, Priceless flourish, Magnolia roses
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Retired Sassy DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Purely Pomegranate stamp pad & reinker, Pixie Pink stamp pad, River Rock reinker, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Markers
Accessories: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Crystal, Sponge

Embrace Life


I have been trying to add pre made watermarks and a signature to my posts. So far I have only mastered the watermarks, still working on the signature. Computers can be so frustrating at times, especially if you are learning as you go!!!

Today's card is made with Stampin Up's Embrace Life stamp set and Bali Breeze designer paper.

Stamps: Embrace Life
Card: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breeze DP, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Large and small Oval Punches, Designer Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch,Butterfly Brad, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" Circle Punch, Mat Pack & Piecing Tool, Computer to generate Sentiment with Chocolate brown ink

XX Susan

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC210

Card I made for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge SC210 on Splitcoast stampers.

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Love these Kitchen Sink Stamps, they are so easy to use and images are very realistic.

Stamps: SU Fine Lace BG, Kitchen Sink Stamps - Hearts & Roses 3 step stamping.
Card: Bravo Burgundy, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Dina Designs-Spring Roses on Pink DP
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Black Stazon, Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Vintage Die Cut Corner, Computer to generate Verse, Sponge, Ribbon, Pearls

Monday, 5 January 2009

Birthday Wishes

Love these colours and the Embrace Life stamp set, which is so easy to work with and always looks fabulous when finished. I made this card for my Sister In Law's Birthday tomorrow.

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Stamps: Embrace Life, Tres Chic BG Stamp
Card: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky & Blue Bayou Reinkers & Stamp Pads, Certainly Celery Marker
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Blue Bayou Stitched Ribbon, Small & Large Oval Punches, Computer to generate Sentiment, Cuttlebug, Forest Branches Embossing Folder, Sponge, Brads, Dimensionals, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Rectangle Punch, Aqua Painter

Notebooks - Add a Little Bling!!

Today I wanted to show how I added a little bling to these Notebooks, which I really loved from the stamp camp. I made these for family and friends at Christmas. They are such a quick and easy gift to make. Everyone loved them.


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I added the crystals and pearls to the flower centre, wrapped some ribbon around and then I personalised each notebook by printing the receiver's name on the computer and punched it out with the small oval punch and attached it to the front cover.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Sale-A-Bration January 1 - February 28 2009

Stampin Up is offering a free stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue on purchases of $100. Offer is unlimited, for every $100 dollars you spend you can take advantage of the offer on these limited edition sets. They will only be available until 28th February. The four sets are all Die Cut and make it very easy and quick to mount.

The four sets are featured in the catalogue, which can be perused at

Cat. No. Name
115237 Botanical Blooms Set of 7
115241 Polka Dot Punches Set of 4
115243 Yummy Set of 3
115239 Congrats Set of 7

Please email me if you would like to place an order. Email:

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2009.


Graham's Birthday

A card I made for my Husband's Birthday.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Reading PA #97121-P
Card: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Holiday Thyme DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Various Markers for Colouring Image
Accessories: Small & Large Oval Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Brads, Dimensionals, Computer for Sentiment.