Wednesday, August 31, 2011

And the winners for Inkspirations 4U Fall session are:

and Julie Price

and Vicki Steele

Congratulations ladies. I shall forward your email addresses on and you shall receive an invitation to join just prior to classes starting.

Till next time, happy stamping...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blog Candy

Just a quick one today. I am designing again for Inkspirations 4U Early Fall 2011. I am so excited that it is going to be starting soon - September 12th - I have two FREE passes to give away.

To be in the running to WIN a FREE pass please:

Become a follower of my blog and
Leave a comment


Spend AU$50 with me.

Entries will be drawn on the 30th August 2011 (Australian Time).

Good luck!

Till next time, happy stamping...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Another challenge... am I on a roll?

Guess what? I am back.... but I think this is it! Three challenges in two days! I will need a little break to get over this creative juice flowing.

Okay so this was another first for me, entering Friday Mashup #19. I've been checking out other people's entries over the last couple of months and hoping that one day I'd get a chance to give it a go.

This week's Mashup was Butterflies and Bling, or Marina Mist, Perfect Plum and one other colour.

I decided to mash them all together. Yep, I included them all.

I added the colour Rose Red to make it super pretty. I did my Dazzling Diamond and Crystal Effects trick again. It is just so much fun!

Card: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Rose Red
Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Rose Red
Punch: Photo Corners
Embellishments: Rhinestones
Ribbon: Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain
Stamp Sets: Precious Butterflies (hostess), Flight of the Butterfly

Till next time, happy stamping...

My first entry to The Play Date Cafe

I really enjoyed getting the chance to stamp yesterday, so I thought I'd find a challenge and keep creating. I loved the colours in The Play Date Cafe Challenge #94.

These colours scream male to me... yet somehow I got something very different! I was going to do some lovely pennants hanging from the corner of the card. I showed Miss 8 my punched Pennant peices and she said.... "they could be ice-cream cones" - that just goes to show that even at 7am kids still think of ice-cream....lol! I was like, well yes, they could! But how would I do the 'ice-cream'? And then it came to me.... the Cupcake Builder Punch!

Finding a sentiment to go with ice-cream was a little tricky so I dug deep into the cupboard and pulled out this saying from a retired hostess set. It seemed so appropriate!

To get the ice-cream to have the criss-cross effect, I put it through the crimper twice. The first time it doesn't matter how tight you hold the crimper, but you have to let it release a little bit for the opposite lines.

Card: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo
Punches: Pennant Punch, Cupcake Builder
Tools: Crimper
Stamp Set: Time Well Spent (retired hostess set)

Till next time, happy stamping...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Don't fall off your chair!

Yes I am back quickly after six weeks hiatus. I wish I could say that I'd been holidaying on some tropical island... however I have been at home, trying to be Mum and Dad, as my husband has been away at work for the last six weeks. I haven't had much time to create... however our new catty is out next month and I just had to play with my pre-order. And I couldn't go past this weeks Stamping 411 sketch challenge.

So this is my contribution. Talk about mixing the old with the new. Old DSP, New In-colors and stamp set.

When I was nearly finished making this card, the butterflies looked a little dull. So I decided to give them some bling. If I could add Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds to every card and item, I would. LOL!

Card: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Basic Black
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Basic Black
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, Scallop Circle
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Stamp Set: Precious Butterflies (hostess set)

Till next time, happy stamping...

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