Monday, 31 August 2009

Upsy Daisy

When I made the last card for the Demo Swap I tried a different colour way, as we all do sometimes so that is how this card came about.  I stepped it up a bit for this card only using two sections of the image, using the Swiss Dots EB Folder on the base card and the EK Success Dotted Wave Punch. I didn't add a sentiment because I am not sure what I am using it for yet.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Card: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Clover Love In Bloom Scrapbook Kit DP
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EB Folder, EK Success Dotted Wave Border Punch, Crystals, Fine Ribbon, Dimensionals, 3/16" Corner Rounder

Hope you like it.


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Stamperoo's Demo Swap for August

I made this card for the August Stamperoo's Demo Swap.  The theme was to use punches.  I used the 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, which I have just discovered is not in the current catalogue and the retired Spring Flower Bouquet Punch. Oopps!! Never mind most people would have a Corner Rounder of some description. 
I inked the Upsy Daisy stamp with Pretty In Pink and then brushed the Rose Red over the top and stamped the image.  I cut the image into three even pieces and used the Corner Rounder Punch on every corner.  I tied the white grossgrain ribbon onto the card and then mounted the images on dimensionals.  I punched the flower and used the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment on the small strip of card.  I then punched a 1/4" circle (R) for the centre of the flower and dabbed it with the 2 way glue pen and added the glitter.  Although it is a very basic card it was quick and easy and suitable for a Make & Take at a workshop.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, On Your Birthday
Card: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Spring Flower Bouquet Punch (R), 1/4" Circle Punch (R), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Ribbon
Thanks for taking a peek,
Stamping Hugs,

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Thursday, 27 August 2009

SC243 - Framed Daisy

I stamped the main image twice, once with Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss and then cut out the pieces I wanted to highlight.  I raised the border and flower on dimensionals so the image resembled a frame and the flower head to give the card a 3D appearance.  Punched the borders, attached the mats, crystals and ribbon and it was done.
Stamps: Artee Bordered Flower 1
Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Good Morning Sunshine DP
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Crystals, Fine Glitter, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by,
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Monday, 24 August 2009

Gift's for A Friend

I have had a play with my leave a comment section on my blog, and hopefully now it will be easier for everyone to leave some comment love. If you still can't leave a comment please email me at and let me know which area won't work for you. Thanks!!
I made these three items for my AUS/NZ Internation Secret Sister. I hope she has received them already. I cased the ideas for the card and the corner bookmark from Louise Ryan, Charmaine Black and Makeesha Byl's Breast Cancer fund raiser. Thanks to those ladies and Ngaire for the sweet holder. Ngaire made the sweet holder for her Incentive Trip swap and showed us at our last Stamperoo's Demo meeting.  Hope you like them.

Corner Bookmark

Sweet Holder

Inside of Sweet Holder

Card Outside

Inside of Card

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Oval All,
Card: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Parisan Breeze DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Crystal, Chunky Glitter, Dimensionals, Brads, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Kraft Ribbon, Aqua Painter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Sweet in wrapper
Thanks for taking a peek and happy stamping.
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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #12 - By God's Grace

Hi there,
For my card for this week I decided to keep the design simple like the sketch. I was going to use my piercing tool around the edge and on the scalloped strip, but felt it would distract from the elegant look I was going for. Hope you like it.
Stamps: JustRite Thinking of You Set
Card: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Patterns Pack II DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pearls, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/2 Large Glue Dot
Thanks for stopping by,
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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Warm Summer Day

This card reminds me of a warm summer's day. We are experiencing very sultry, rainy weather at the moment. I love the colours, but hate really hot weather. I guess I just wanted to use some colours other then white, grey and baja, which seem to be featuring in all the challenges I have participated in lately. LOL. This is for a friend's birthday so I hope she likes it.

Stamps: Great Friend, Inspired by Nature, On Your Birthday
Card: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron,
Accessories: Horizontal Slot Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Sponges, Hemp, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Button from my Stash, Needle, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Wishing you all a perfect day,
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #11 - Tree Trimmings

This card is for the Inspiration Challenge this week on Makeesha's blog. I decided to go with Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Going Grey and Whisper White for colour. So I have inked up my new set from the current Mini Catalogue "Tree Trimmings" and made another card for the Festive Season. The Spring Mini Catalogue runs from 1st August to 30th November, 2009.
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Winter Post, Punches Three
Card: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Going Grey
Accessories: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label Punch, Square Scalloped Punch, Silver-Grey Satin Ribbon, White and Silver EB Powder, Mini Crystals and Brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
Thank's for taking a peek,
Stampin Hugs,
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Sunday, 16 August 2009

Uncle's Birthday 92 Years Young

I made this for my Uncle Cyril for his 92nd Birthday. He has always loved the old steam trains, so I hope he likes it.

Stamps: SU's All Aboard (R), Oval All
Card: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Accessories: Deckle Scissors, Jumbo Brad, Ribbon, Hemp, Cuttlebug, Large & Small Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, Distressed Stripes EB Folder, 1" Round Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch
Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, 7 August 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch #98, Almost Spring

Hi there,

It's still winter here so I decided to brighten my day and yours with a very colourful and bright card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I had heaps of fun creating the design.

I stamped and cut the butterfly out and mounted it with glue dots. Cut out the nestabilities shapes and while the cutout was in the nestability I ran the metallic gold pen around the edge, then matted the focal piece with the dahlia shapes. I stitched the ribbon together to make a bow and attached it with glue dots. Added the crystals and it was done.

Stamps: Verve's Beautiful You & Fluttering By
Card: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Rose Red DP Print Pattern, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Metallic Gold Pen, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Ribbons, Crystals, Cuttlebug, Dahlia, Plain & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Needle & Cotton, Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Let me know if it brightened your day.

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Thursday, 6 August 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #11

Found some time to make a card for Makeesh's Sketch Challenge this week. Friends 24-7 is one of my favourite sets from the new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue.

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Upsy Daisy, Cute and Curly, Best Yet
Card: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, DS Paper Patterns Riding Hood Red
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Brads, 1/4" Circle Punch(R), Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Stamp a ma jig, Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Sponge, Aqua painter
Hope you having a happy day stamping.
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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Best Wishes

Just catching up with my posts. I made this card for my Aus/NZ Internation Secret Sister. Hope she likes it and doesn't see it on my blog yet. This is good colour combination to use with this stamp set Bloom Away.

Stamps: Bloom Away, Sanded, Cute & Curly
Card: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Ivory Satin ribbon, Bow Easy, Curly Label Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Cutter, Sponge, Brads, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals
Hope you like it,

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Jan's Birthday

I made this card for a stamping friend's Birthday.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Verve Wonderful Wishes
Card: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Sweet Always DP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Stamp a ma jig, Small & Large Oval Stamps, Postage Stamp Scissors, Pearls, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by,

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Splitcoast Sketch Challenge # SC239 Welcome Sam Henry

Hi there,

I made this card for a recently born Great Nephew. I followed the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers for this week #SC239. I think this is just the cutest little bear from Stampabilities.

Stamps: Stampabilities Stacking Baby Blocks Pebble JR1066, Artee Stamps AS8191 Gingham, SU's Welcome Little One
Card: Basic Grey, Going Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EB Folder,Cutter, Stamp a ma jig, Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals,

Thank's for stopping by,


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