Monday, 30 March 2009

Inkspiration's Colour Challenge #6

This one is for Makeesha Byl's Inkspirations Colour Challenge #6.
This was a really fun one to make, sort of inside out with just as much detail inside as outside. The stamp set is a Level 3 Hostess Set called Window Dressing and is featured in the new catalogue. I tried to keep it simple, which can be a challenge in itself and I just love the crisp clean design.
Stamps: Window dressing
Card: Whisper White, Bali Breeze DP
Ink: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Cutting Knife & Mat, Mat pack & Piercing Tool, Rub on's for Sentiment, Word Window Punch, Gelly Roll Pen, the only bling on the window latch.
Happy Stamping
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Sunday, 29 March 2009

K Werner Colour Challenge #47 & SU's TLC210 Crimped Envelope Pocket Card

I made this card for Kristina's Colour Challenge this week and SU's Technique Lover's Challenge TLC210 Crimped Envelope Pocket Card. As I had just received my new In Colour Stamp Pads from Stampin Up,I was able to use Tangerine Tango which I really love, although I wasn't sure about it when I placed my order. The stamp set is a Level 2 Hostess Set called Rustic Rooster. Both items will feature in the new Stampin Up Idea Book & Catalogue for 2009/2010 available on 1st April, 2009.
The main part of this card is an envelope, decorated and crimped to create a pocket card. You can find the instructions in the Resource Section on Splitcoast Stampers. I rocked and rolled the Tangerine Tango stamp pad on the rooster and then coloured it in with the Chocolate Chip and So Saffron Markers, huffed & puffed to re moisten the stamp and stamped the image. I used my cutter tool to distress the edges of the card and added the two brads. I used my Martha Stewart Daisy punch to do the border on the top and then cut it to fit the top. The main part was stamped with En Francais BG and then randomly stamped with the other two stamps before crimping. I cut the tag with my Cuttlebug die and then stamped for you and the feathery flourish in so Saffron on it. I had a lot of fun making the card and it was very easy to create.

Stamps: En Francais BG, Rustic Rooster
Card: White Envelope, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Accessories: Crimper, Cutter Tool, Martha Stewart Daisy Punch, Brads, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Cuttlebug & Tag Die, Round Tab Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Piercing Tool
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Splitcoast Card Sketch SC221


Made this card for SC221, and I think it is my favourite of the three cards.

Stamps: Hunny Bunny - Whipper Snapper Designs, SU's Polka Dot BG
Card: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Petals & Paisley DP, Old Olive
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose & Creamy Caramel Markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Retangle Nesties, Swiss Dots EB Folder, Computer to generate Sentiment, Ribbon, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool

All three cards together in similar colours and different designs.

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Splitcoast Card Sketch SC220

I am catching up on some challenges that I needed to post. I stamped the Hunny Bunny image from Whipper Snapper Designs three times for these cards, it just happened that it suited all three layout's so I created them in similar colours and applied different elements.

Stamps: Hunny Bunny - Whipper Snapper Designs, SU's Occasional Greetings
Card: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, SU's Berry Bliss DP, Petals & Paisley DP, Bali Breeze DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel Markers, Purely Pomegranate Stamp Pad
Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Round Punches, Cuttlebug, Rectangle Nesties, Crystal Brad, Prima, Sewing Machine

Wishing you all a fantastic day,

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Friday, 27 March 2009

Happy Easter

I created this card as a challenge by Laura Fredrickson on her blog Scrapnextra's. The challenge is to case a card that Laura has made. Laura has some Blog Candy on offer to celebrate 300,000 hits on her blog.

I cased this card here. I changed the colours, shape of the main image, added the sentiment circle and buttons instead of pearls, otherwise the layout is the same.

Stamps: Hunny Bunny by Whipper Snapper Designs, SU More Great Greetings
Card: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Petals & Paisley DP, Berry Bliss DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Regal Rose Markers
Accessories: Buttons, 1 & 1 1/4" Round Punches, Pearl, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon
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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Carousel Notes Purse Book

Hi there,

I had a go at making this Carousel Notes Purse Book that Jan Tinklenberg posted on her blog Stamps, Paper, Scissors a while ago. I love the finished book and it was quite easy to make, hope you like it too.

Front View

View of the slider that inserts into the envelope pockets.

Inside view with sliders in pockets and showing decorated panels.

Stamps: Brocade Basics, Yummy, Party Punch, Warm Words
Card: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Carousel Notes & Envelopes, Brocade Background DP, Secret Garden Simply Scrappin Kit
Ink: River Rock, Old Olive, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Round Tab Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Magnets, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Piercing Tool, Crop-A-Dile, Hodgepodge Hardware, Groovy Guava Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad

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Thursday, 19 March 2009

10 Year Old's Birthday

Hello from Western Australia,

This card is for a Great Niece's Birthday. I paper pieced the girls clothes and the background with DP, cut her out and added a crystal to the flower in her hair.

Stamps: Fern Gully Stamps 101G2D Chat Time
Card: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Petals & Paisley DP,
Ink: Stazon Black, Tombow Burgandy Marker, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Blush BlossomPixie Pink SU Markers
Accessories: Silver Gel Pen, Gelly Roll Pen, Computer to Generate Sentiment, Small & Large Oval Punches, Crystal, Dimensionals, Sponge

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Masculine Birthday & March Swap

I made this card for my Son In Law's Birthday and the Stamperoo's Masculine March Swap. I changed the sentiment for the Birthday card and for the swap I used Life Definitions stamp (Perfect) in it's place.

Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, In The Spotlight, Cheer Wishes
Card: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Brads

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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Non Stampin Up Images Swap

Hello Fellow Stampers,

I am interested in Hosting a Non Stampin Up Image Swap, and I am wondering if there is any interest from other bloggers/stampers in Australia to join in. Most of us buy or have bought stamps from other sources and a lot of the time they just sit in the draw and collect dust, (you can only use them so many times for family before they know what image to expect each Birthday etc.), so if you would like to spread them around and obtain some new images read on.

I would like to keep numbers down to between 10 to 20 spots for my first swaps, depending on the interest. I have listed a few requirements, so everyone knows what to do and expect with the swaps. You may take up to 2 places in any swaps, but this will also depend on the response.

Images are to be stamped with a permanent ink like Stazon Black or Black pigment ink and embossed so they can be coloured with confidence. Images would need to be stamped so they are clean and crisp and perfectly formed, preferably on a good quality white card.

Images are to be at least 2" x 2" or (5 x 5cm) minimum. Anything smaller would need to be stamped twice for each participant in the swap.

If you have a Cuttlebug, or similar machine and Nestabilities they can be used to cut card shape before or after stamping, it's up to you.

Once swap is closed and there are enough participants, I would make a deadline of 1-2weeks for you to get your images to me so they could all be distributed back to you in a timely manner.

A self addressed and stamped envelope big enough for swaps would also need to be enclosed for return postage back to you.

So if you are interested contact me on my email address: and let me know which of the following swaps you would be interested in. Also provide details about the image and the stamps maker, name, number, approx. size that you wish to swap and your details:

1. Easter
2. Girls up to 18
3. Boys up to 18

OK, If I think of any other requirement's I will post them to this Post. Hope to hear from you and Happy Swapping!!

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Thursday, 12 March 2009

Mojo Monday #77

Hi, another post for today. This one is very bright and summery. Made this card for a great niece's birthday and Mojo Monday #77. Thought I had better add another cat card. This is the first time I have used one of my Fluffle's stamps. Enjoy!

Stamps: Stampendous Fluffles Gift, Polka Dot BG
Card: Lovely Lilac, Only Orange, Green Galore. Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Sweet DP & Sassy DP Both Retired
Ink: Black Stazon, Various markers to Match Card & Designer Papers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Brads, Primas

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Australian Gum Birthday

Hi there,

This is a card I made for my Husband to give to a friend for his Birthday. Only thing is he saw another card I had made a while ago and decided he would use that one instead. Don't you just hate it when that happens. I am so glad it was a quick and easy card to make.
Stamps: Lucy's Stamps 372LJ Gum Border
Card: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold EP, Computer to generate Sentiment, Small & Large Oval Punches, Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls EB Folder
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Monday, 9 March 2009

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge TECC58

Decided to give Taylor's Cupcake Challenge a try this week. Hope she likes it. Drop by her blog and check out her special deals for this weekend and the blog candy up for grabs.

Stamps: Studio G Clear Stamps
Card: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Black, Pool Party DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Various Markers, Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen
Accessories: 1" Square Punch, Aqua Painter, Taylored Expressions Mini Crystals, Mini Brads, Small & Large Oval Punches, Ribbon, Dotty's Mini Rhinestones

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Monday, 2 March 2009

Happy Birthday John

I made these cards for my Brother In Law's 70th. I cased the first one from Cherrita's swap card and made a couple of design changes.

Stamps: For Father, Sanded BG, Say It with Scallops
Card: Basic Grey, Going Grey, Real Red, Watercolour Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Black Pigment Ink, Real Red, Basic Grey Stamp Pads, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Basic Brown, Brocade Blue and Close to Cocoa Markers
Accessories: Red Ribbon and Brads, Clear EP, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" Square Punches, Sponge

I created a scene with this card for my SIL. My BIL has raised a number of Emu's on our farm, so I chose that theme for the card.

Stamps: Stamp It Emu & Chick, Acacia Tree Large, Young Blackboy, Stampworld Grassy Hills
Card: Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Whisper White, Black
Ink: Real Rust, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard Markers, Stazon Black
Accessories: Mask, Scallop Circle for template for clouds, Sponge Dauber, Sponge, Word Window Punch, Computer for Sentiment

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