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Another balloon card!

You may have already noticed but once I like a stamp set I tend to come back and use it a lot! The Lift me Up stamp set is no exception! I really do like these set and I love that it is a little different to the typical flowers that I usually go for!

Today I have paired it with some DSP from the Cup Cakes and Carousels DSP pack! Love the colour combination again I love Bermuda Bay as a colour!

I’ve used Very Vanilla cardstock instead of Whisper White and it gives a really nice soft look!

It was super quick and easy to put together, I lay down a strip of DSP about an inch wide and then layered the Early Espresso under the Very Vanilla front panel and popped it up on dimensionals. My only tip is don’t stamp your smaller balloons behind the cut out one… looks funny. Ask me how I know lol!

Today was super busy and super exciting at the same time, we had to be down for team briefing by 5.30am this morning and Jess didn’t race till 9.30 so we had plenty of time to cheer on friends and team mates. Jess’s race was super exciting and kept us on our toes. She came out of the swim in 3rd place, jumped a place in transition and came out onto the bike in 2nd, lost a few spots on the bike and came in, in 6th but went out in 5th. She held her position in 5th on the run and has secured a spot on the State team for Nationals. We are so proud and super excited for her making Nationals for the first time ever and even better 2 of her training buddies made it to so they are all very excited!

Anyway I best get off to bed as it’s another early morning tomorrow with relays.

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New Dragonfly stamp set…..

I may have found a new love, Dragonfly Dreams is just adorable and I can see myself using it heaps!! Are you a fan of all things winged?

This set is amazing the images have such fine detail and the dies cut out like a dream when used with our precision plate! We used it in class on Monday night and everyone loved them!

We have a few huge days of Triathlon coming up. I’m currently in Harvey Bay with my big girl for the State Triathlon comp, she races tomorrow, then has relays on Saturday then back to Brisbane for the final Gatorade Triathlon of the season. I’m tired just thinking about it!! So if I’m MIA for a few days that’s why,  I will try and pop in to update you on how she goes!!

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Hey Chick, check me out!!

I wasn’t sure on the Hey Chick stamp set, I wasn’t sure about the colouring in, the images or what I would do with it. So I sat down and decided to have a play. I have completely changed my mind, I love it.

The images are super easy to colour with our new water colour pencils, and the images are super cute and something a bit different from flowers which is awesome….{I do love flowers but sometimes need a change}

This is one of the cards I created, I love the Sweet Sugarplum and Smoky Slate together if you hadn’t noticed lol!

We are half way through Sale-a-bration which means there is only about 5 weeks left to get your hands on this stamp set and all the other fabulous sets in the catalogue! Don’t miss out as once it’s over, it’s over!!

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There’s some new kids in town!!

We are halfway through Sale-a-bration and Stampin’ Up! have just released some new free goodies……yup you heard me they have added 3 new awesome offerings for us!

Check them out…….

How gorgeous are these new sets? I need to get myself some of the glimmer paper and the Make a Medallion stamp set!

Are you new to Sale-a-Bration and not sure how it works? For every $90 spent you can choose 1 item from either Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  It is that simple, so if you’d like to get some free goodies click on the shop now button to be taken to my online store or you can e-mail me your order!


Anyone care to guess what has been the most popular items so far? Leave me a comment and I’ll post the answers tomorrow!

In other exciting news my card that I submitted in the Global Design Project sketch challenge yesterday received a special mention! Such an exciting day!!

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Bit late to the party this week!

As soon as I saw the Global Design project sketch this week I knew I wanted to play along, but finding the time to sit down and play was quiet elusive! Which is always the way when you want to do something!

Lucky though my kids were out and busy all weekend…..{Do you know how rare it is in my household to be home and not ferrying children around?} Anyway it was bliss and I got a heap of stamping done today in preparation for my Stamp a Stack tomorrow night! I also made a card to play along with the Global Design projects sketch challenge!

This is what we were given to work with:

As soon as I saw it I had a multitude of ideas running around my head but after doing a little playing this is what I came up with!

This is the second card today I came up with using this colour scheme, I really do like it! It’s really soft and pretty IRL! I also received my dragonfly stamp set on Friday so was super happy to pull it out and play with it!

What do you think? Do you like the colours?

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Something new……Watercolour Butterflies

As promised here are the very simple instructions on how I watercoloured my butterflies. I had heaps of fun making the butterflies and just as much fun making the collage with the instructions. I love the stampin’ Up! grid paper to stamp on but I think in future if I am doing something like this I need to do it on white paper as it’s a very busy background!

Hope this explains how I made them, I’d love to see how yours if you have a go!

I have also been having a little play around on my blog and am trying a new method of posting to Facebook so lets hope it works and it actually put the right image up for the post!! Time will tell lol!

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Something a little different….Watercolour butterflies!

I was having an other play around with the Water colour pencils as I really do love them {who would have thought hey?} Anyway I loved the watercoloring a solid image so much I thought I’d give this technique a  go to!

I love how this card turned out, it was pretty simple and fun! I’m trying to work out how to do a quick tutorial on how I did it so bear with me hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with one. I need to take a few photo’s and it’s to dark at the moment! I need to work out where I can get some daylight lamps from!!

Don’t forget to RSVP to class on Monday 20th of February! I look forward to seeing you here!

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Another Lift Me Up card

So I’m a bit late with todays card as I woke up this morning to a drizzly overcast morning which was no good for photo’s. But I took this one this afternoon and when I clicked on the auto adjust it didn’t need to change anything….talk about winning lol! That never happens! So here’s the post:)

I just love the hot air balloons in this set they are so super fun to play with and I have heaps of idea’s for cards floating around in my head. For a change I’m getting around to getting them out!!

I adore Bermuda Bay and this card is a particular favourite of mine, it kinda just came together as I was making it! I love it when that happens!

I stamped the smallest balloon in versamark on the Bermuda Bay cardstock, edged the side and wrapped some thick whisper white bakers twine around it and tied it in a bow {I was very sad when I realised that Stampin’ Up! no longer sell normal white bakers twine. I had so many packets it’s taken a while for me to work it out lol} I then mounted that whole panel on a piece of black card. I cut the 2 squares for the card out and stamped the balloon again but in bermuda bay  and cut it out to.

Next I stamped on my white square panel and mounted it on to the black square, and popped it up on dimensionals and adhered it to the card. The balloon is also popped up! How quick and easy was that?

This could be one of the cards we make on Monday the 20th of February, don’t forget to RSVP if you are interested in attending my classes!

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Big shot plates warping??

Since I have been doing more stamping and more cutting using my bigshot I have notices my plates are getting more and more warped. I came across this great You Tube about keeping your plates straight and thought I would share!

I’ve been creating again today and have been trying to use my plates this way and they have flattened out a little already! So there is some hope for already warped plates yet!!

Have a watch at this and see what you think? I’d love to hear your feedback, did it help your plates out?

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Another Balloon Adventures card

While I had this set out playing yesterday I thought I would make another card and try and use another colour palette! I actually chose to use a little DSP but I used the Cup Cakes and Carousels {which is not part of this suite of products so technically I am still adhering to my own challenge lol!} 

The balloons are so cute and I think could be used for a multiple of different ages? I also love the curly strings!

I have used Very Vanilla as the main panel and for some reason my photograph has taken on a blueish hue, I will try to photograph it again in better light and see if that makes a difference as it was pretty overcast when I took this!

Don’t forget to book into next Monday’s (20th Feb) Stamp a stack……It’s a #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp a stack! So the perfect opportunity to stock up on all your birthday cards.  Hope to see you here!


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Team Challenge fun!

I know I go on about the colour coordination of DSP, cardstock and ink and why it  is one of the many reasons I love Stampin’ up! In the catalogue a lot of the stamp sets come as a suite, meaning the stamp set’s have matching framelits or thinlits, DSP, A4 card pack and sometimes ribbon as well! Because the DSP comes with gorgeous colours it’s hard to actually step outside the box and try and create something not using the paper at all!  So I challenged my team to step outside their comfort zone and make something not using the colours  from the DSP!

And this is exactly what I did! I love how this turned out, I love the black, gold and white I find it such a striking combination!


Here I have embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, remember to use your embossing buddy first as the stray gold speckle will show up on your black cardstock! I then cut out 2 pieces of specialty paper from the Pop of Pink specialty DSP pack and cut the bows from the Gold foil paper! So simple yet so stunning, well I think so anyway lol!

What do you think? Have you made any cards lately without using the colours from the coordinating DSP packs?

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Watercolour love!

At last night’s technique class we focused on the water colour pencils, which I love!! All my ladies just love to colour…don’t you?? LOL.

This card was so super simple to put together and l think the colours just look amazing. The more vibrant you want the colours the more pencil I’d lay down, these watercolour pencils are so creamy and blend so easily, I am certainly no water colour expert and even I can manage them! I found the trick to it is to have a pretty wet brush and mix the colour first and then move it about, that way you take out all the pencil lines and you are left with a gorgeous colour wash.

The other great thing about the watercolour pencil’s is that once they have dried you can’t blend them again, this is great if you are watercolouring an image with a lot of different elements! But if you’d like to add more colour I would suggest taking the colour straight from the tip of the pencil.

Hope these tips help you out, I really am enjoying playing with the pencils.

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Fast Fuse tips and tricks!

Have you tried our fast fuse yet? I love it, it’s like the old red sticky strip on a tape runner!

It can be a little tricky at times, but it is oh so worth persevering and working out how to use it well!

Watch the video below and see what you think? {Remember once it’s down it’s there for good!}

I always tell my customers to make it into a little kind of tick motion, if you have a fast fuse at home give this method a go and see if it makes all the difference!

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I think I need an intervention!

Are you sick of seeing the same stamp sets? I just can’t help myself when ever I sit down to create I keep pulling out the same stamp sets!!

I’ve seen a number of samples with a similar style to this using the Oh So Succulent stamp set, It is really easy to create, to begin with I punched out a post it note with my 2″ circle punch and adhered it to my whisper white cardstock. I then stamped my images around the post it note creating a wreath effect. I initially was going to stamp the sentiment in side that circle but stamped it off centre so decided to stamp it again on a scrap of cardstock and pop it up on dimensionals….taadaa problem solved lol!!

The rest was very simple, I just tore the bottom off the Whisper White and Tip Top Taupe cardstock and wrapped a piece of the Sugarplum succulent garden ribbon around it. Then I popped it up on dimensionals and mounted it to the base card!

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#GDP072 – CASEing Krista Frattin


This week over at the Global Design Project they are challenging us to get our inspiration from Krista Frattin from Stampin’ Dolce.  Do I hear you asking what case means?

Well the definition of CASE is Copy And Share Everything
In simple terms, we get our inspiration from many sources but sometimes a particular project or creation really appeals to us so we copy it but change it up a little . So for this challenge we can use any element, it might be the colours, the stamp set, the layout or a combination of the elements.

So this is what we are working with

There is so much that I adore in this card, it’s nice and simple but soft at the same time, I really like the colourings used as well as the layout! This is what I came up with…

What do you think? Yes I know I went back to the Special Reason stamp set but I really do like it lol!

This card was so fun to make as I got to do some solid stamp watercolouring again {which we are learning in technique class on Monday night, there’s still some spots if you’d like to join us RSVP here or in my side bar} Once I had coloured the flower and leaves in I cut them out with the matching thinlit. I edged my DSP and wrapped the ribbon and linen thread around it and adhered it to the cardbase. I then stamped my sentiment and cut out the square with the Stitched shape Framelits. I think it’s pretty cute…..thoughts?  What do you think?

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