Some Scrappin’

Well here you go Kolina I did it! I finally did some scrappin’. My last attempt was over a week ago (I can’t believe it), It took me over four hours to do this LO. I had fun though, that’s the main thing.

Isn’t she beautiful!!. This is my angel Akayla at her Pre-prep class. These photos are hard to scrap as they use quite bright prime colours in the photo and trim, but I managed to rid of the blue and red.

I used a favourite brand of mine for this LO. You guessed it, Basic Grey, and to top it off it’s one of the new ranges. Lucky me had a preorder waiting for me. As soon as it arrived at the store they shipped it out to me! I used-


  • Paper– Basic Grey Eva Collection, Prima Journal Card and Fairy Dust Criss Cross Bazzill.
  • Accessories– Basic Grey Chipboard, Maya Road Chipboard, Basic Grey Eva Alpha Stickers.
  • Tools– MM Paint, Dimensional Magic, CM Square Punch, Violet Versa Ink, Craft Knife, Glass Mat, Tombow Glue, 3D tape and Tape.

You know how it is. I’m a sucker for papers with beautiful elements… know the ones….the ones you have to take a craft knife to!

Aren’t they just beautiful! This is probably why it took me four hours to do….lol. I gave them a little lift with the 3D tape just to add some dimension. These new papers have some wonderful colours in them and I will use them a lot more (so keep your eye out). But I have a new proclamation (just for Kolina). I promise from hence forth that I will do my utmost best to produce the finest work you have ever seen (uhuhuhmmm…LOL), and lots of it (yeah sure!!!). Well that’s the plan anyway. I still have those six years worth of photos to catch up on….LOL

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Well I finally did it! I have hosted and demonstrated my first ever Stampin’ Up Party. It was a great success, not only in sales but all of my friends and family had an absolute blast! I was a little concerned I wasn’t keeping up, but everyone assured me that I was. Now that it’s over and my first party jitters have subsided I can relax, but not for long though I have some parties booked and will have to organise my next fabulous demonstration!…lol. Well after a hard nights work my beautiful friend Sandy and I spent the day card making..(of course)

This card is number 2 in the KwernerColour Inspiration Challenges. The colours were Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom and So Saffron. The next challenge I had was using the stamp set that my friend chose. She had a good look at all the sets I had and ended up pulling out Friendship Blooms, a set that was available to customers to choose for free after purchasing $100 of product. What a great promotion it was. There was four sets and I achieved them all ( I was not a consultant back then).

I used-

  • Stamp Set– Friendship Blooms
  • Cardstock– Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava and Blush Blossom.
  • Ink– Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom and So Saffron
  • Accessories– Groovy Guava Ribbon
  • Tools– Dimensionals, Aqua Pen, Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig and Tape

I still need to practice the Aqua Pen because my coverage is not very even but I’m definately improving. They are little hard to see but I also stamped the Blush Blossom Cardstock in matching ink with swirls. I cut scallops in the cardstock and then sponged the edges with Groovy Guava to blend the edge. To be honest I’m not a huge fan of Groovy Guava, but I like the end result!

My next little beauty is another Kwerner Colour Inspiration, this was number 1. They are Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. I also cased Kristina Werners blog tutorials and it showed how to tie the perfect knot in grosgrain ribbon. I think I did really well….don’t you think?!

I used-

  • Stamp Sets–  Big Blooms, Lovely labels and Sanded BG
  • Cardstock– Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink.
  • Ink– Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegranate
  • Accessories– Chocolate Chip Ribbon
  • Tools– Dimensionals and Tape

With the large bloom I Performed the ‘Rock and Roll’ Technique. First inking the stamp in the Pumpkin Pie and then Rolling the edge of the stamp in the Purely Pomegranate. I’m not entirely happy with it but I’m sure I will play with it some more.

Last but not least is a card that can be used for fathers day as it is coming up pretty quickly! I did this one a while ago but thought I would show and tell.

The card itself is square as I wanted enough room to have the rodeo rider and horse and the “wanted” sentiment. I absolutely adore earth colours and it suits the stamp set very well.

I used-

  • Stamp Set– Bronc Buster and Wanted
  • Cardstock– Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Outlaw DSP
  • Ink– Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories– Copper Brads and Chocolate Chip Ribbon
  • Tools-Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig and Tape

I won’t jabber on too much more as I have to go scrapping tonight at the local Scrap Shop. Yes that’s right I have to go! My Thursday night vigil to the scrap shop was hindered last Thursday and now tonight is the night. I haven’t done a page in a week and a half and I’m wondering if my “mojo” is still flowing! I tell you for my hubbies safety IT BETTER BE…….lol

Thanks for looking!

Colour Throwdown #8

The colour combos coming out are just wonderful and when I first saw these colours I thought the pink one was Regal Rose. DUH! I had never worked with Cameo Coral before and was a little skeptical about me actually completing something, but when I put the other colours with it an image was coming to mind. Great pick Colour Throwdown Team…..very impressed, I will no longer sit there and look at Cameo Coral likes its week old luncheon meat…LOL. Here it is-

The Certainly celery Ribbon is looking a little off to me though. I should have used the thinner one in hindsight but still very happy with overall LO. I used-

  • Stamp Set– Baroque Motifs
  • Cardstock– Old Olive, So Saffron and Cameo Coral.
  • Ink– Old Olive and Cameo Coral
  • Accessories– Certainly Celery Ribbon and Kaiser Rhinestones
  • Tools– Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals and tape.

The more I use the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set the more I like it. Will definitely get my own set.

Thanks for dropping by!

Kwerner Colour Inspiration #20


ci12I have done another Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration and Wow I just Love these colours, they are just spectacular! I will probably do a lot of cards with this combo but will only submit the one. Hope you like it.

I do like the Baroque Motifs very much and matches this colour combo very well. Australia is yet to have Pink Pirouette as an in colour so I substituted with Pretty in Pink. I used

  • Stamp Set– Baroque Motifs and Sanded BG
  • Cardstock-Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink.
  • Ink-Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories– Certainly Celery Ribbon and Kaiser Rhinestone
  • Tools– Tab Punch, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig and Tape.

This would have to be one of my favourite cards so far and my upline Theresa really liked it too. I stamped off once with the BG stamp before I put it on the vanilla because I didn’t want it to stand out too much and on the other hand I didn’t want the vanilla to look so stark. I did stamp the swirl on to another piece of vanilla and cut a square out matted it on the two pinks and then three dimensionaled it on to the main image. I also 3d the main flower. With the ribbon I just tied a knot in the flap of the tab punch and folded the punch over and taped it down.

Thanks for popping by!

Wild Roses

I had a great day today. My wonderful sister babysat my youngest two while I worked. (it is awesome to have a sister like this I tell you), At work I was able to make some cards. (how lucky am I?) I made three in all and two of them were done with the Wild Rose set, the other is done with an obsolete set called Stem Silhouettes. Here they are-

This is the first one I did. My upline let me play with her Wild Rose set. I think it is just glorious. I used-

  • Stamp Set– Wild Roses, Lovely Labels and Sanded BG
  • Cardstock– Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Real Red
  • Inks– Real Red, Ruby Red and Always Artichoke
  • Accessories– Real Red Ribbon
  • Tools– Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, Snail Trail and masking

I think I can use this card as a Christmas card, I would just change the sentiment. I find this set so versatile, I can use it for multiple purposes, Birthday, Sympathy, Thank You or just Hello. I had so much fun I did another one in different colours (of course).

I used-

  • Stamp Sets– Wild Rose, Weathered BG and Curvy Verses
  • Cardstock– River Rock, Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue and Very Vanilla
  • Inks– Soft Sky, Buckaroo Blue and River Rock
  • Tools– Stamp-a-ma-jig, Snail Trail and Masking.

This one I’m going to send to my friend in Singleton. I miss her and her family so much! I just want her to know I love her and that I’m always thinking of her.

On to my next one. I know this is funny to say but I didn’t have a plan when I started this one. I wasn’t sure what I wanted it to look like or even what Stamp Set I would use. I just went with the flow and came up with this.

  • Stamp Set– Stem Silhouettes and Weathered BG
  • Cardstock– Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Regal Rose
  • Inks– Always Artichoke and Pretty in Pink.
  • Accessories–  Regal Rose Ribbon.

I have seen someone else do a card with Stem Silhouettes and coloured the flowers the same way. I think it is very clever and it makes it look like beautiful blush blossoms. I lurvve it!

I’m hoping that I will have a scrapping layout organised for my next upload. I have a special request from my scrapping friend Kolina. Along the lines of “C’mon where’s your scrappin?” Okay, okay, I give in I will put some up soon.

Love to all! And thanks for looking!

Oh What a Night!!!

And what a night it was. I, again, have been at Theresas place and we both had a card making storm. I had a great time as I always do! I went there with challenges in hand, and these challenges were colour throwdowns numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. I managed to do challenges 1, 2 and 3. Theresa did 1 and 4, amongst a whole heap of others.

This is my result for challenge 2. I was pretty happy with it. I used-

  • Stamp Sets– One of a Kind and Sanded BG
  • Cardstock– Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie and Barely Banana
  • Inks– Staz-on, Pumpkin Pie and Cool Caribbean
  • Accessories– Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Barely Banana marker
  • Tools– Dimensionals, Aqua Pen, sponge, Snail Trail and Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I stamped the Barely Banana with the sanded BG stamp in Pumpkin pie to break up the starkness. I then stamped the flower image in Staz-on black and then proceeded to watercolour the flower in Pumpkin Pie and Cool Caribbean Inks with the Aqua Pen. I went a little too dark on the first petal but I think I managed to blend it in okay. I then Stamped the inner flower, and because I didn’t have Barely Banana Ink (not for too much longer though), I used a marker, I coloured it in then breathed on it to re moisten the image then stamped it on to Barely Banana Cardstock. I then rolled the edges in Cool Caribbean Ink and dimensionaled it on to larger flower image. I also sponged the outer edge.

Well on to the next card!

This is colour throwdown #1. I think these are a beautiful combo and instead of doing what I would usually do with these colours ( meaning flowers), I thought I would give a Christmas card a go…..I know I know”What is she thinking? Those aren’t christmas colours” But I wanted to challenge myself, and I think it didn’t turn out too bad!

See isn’t ti nice! Therese liked it too and did her own version in these colours as well. I used-

  • Stamp Sets– Season of Joy and Sanded BG
  • Cardstock– Sage Shadow, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink
  • Inks– Sage Shadow, Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose
  • Accessories– Regal Rose ribbon
  • Tools– Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals and snail Trail

Again I used the sanded BG. I’m absolutely in love with it. It was my “Welcome to Stampin’ Up” gift from my fabulous upline Theresa Miers and I haven’t been able to put it down since….LOL.

My next card was the colour throwdown #3 and I’m not going to upload as I’m waiting on a Stamp Set to finish it and when it is done I will upload it. So stay tuned.

Lucky last is my Uplines very own design. You can see Theresas design on her site. But here is mine-

It’s gorgeous isn’t it! It’s also another Christamas Card veering away from Traditional colours. I loved it so much that it is nearly an exact copy, the only thing I did different was the wheel stamp. I love the Baroque Border. It’s a beautiful design and I like how it goes with the Season of Joy Stamp Set.  I used-

  • Stamp Sets– Season of Joy and Baroque Border Wheel
  • Cardstock– Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Spring Silhouettes PP
  • Inks– Blue Bayou
  • Accessories– Blue Bayou Double stitched ribbon
  • Tools– Dimensionals, Standard Wheel and Snail Trail

I stamped the main image twice, Once on Very Vanilla and once on Soft Sky, and then cut/punch out some of the elements in the soft sky and adhered them to the Vanilla to give it some lift!

Well that is what we got up to last night and it was heaps of fun I can assure you. I look forward to my visits with Theresa and hope there will be plenty more.

Thanks for looking!

Theresas’ Gift

This is the most beautiful, gorgeous and stunning card that I have ever received! And a beautiful envelope to match! (in the background) I just love this colour combo. My upline Theresa Miers gave me this card with a special note inside welcoming me to the Stampin’ Up Family.

She has made a card similar before (which you can see on her blog) and I was always telling her how much I liked it. So as a surprise I have one all for myself. I guess my first order will have the One of a Kind stamp set right at the top of the list. Thank you very much my dear friend I will cherish it always.

Color Throwdown #7

This is my submission for the colour throwdown number 7. I had to raid my uplines goodies for this one. Thank you Theresa! I “borrowed” ink colours Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue and the True Friend Stamp Set. I had a lot of fun putting this together because I was challenged quite extensively. I have never before put together two blues on one card. Oh and do I love it!! I used-

  • Stamp Set– True Friend and Sanded BG
  • Cardstock– Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal and Ballet Blue
  • Inks– Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Apricot Appeal
  • Accessories– Ballet Blue Ribbon

I stamped the Bashful Blue cardstock base with the sanded Background Stamp in the co-ordinating colour to give it some dimension and the same was done with the Apricot Appeal but I used the flower accent out of the True Friend Set. And the Ribbon separated those two beautifully and balanced the card nicely. Well I think so anyway….lol.

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Look Mum I Can Ride!!

Well today is Friday and that means that last night I was out Scrapping! I average two double layouts completed. Then you come home and try and find time and inspiration to do some more until next thursday night but for me that nearly never happens.

This is one of the ones I did last night. It is my youngest daughter on her third birthday riding her present. She had an absolute ball on her birthday and loved the fact that all the attention was on her (as it should be). I’m glad she enjoyed her day. Now all I have to do is scrap the double layout of her blowing out the candles at cake time….. 

I used

  • Paper-WRMK Hoopla Collection and sweet heart bazzill cardstock
  • Accessories– MM ribbon, AC thickers, Collections scallop chipboard, Maya Road alpha chipboard, scrapworx glitter chipboard and Becky Higgins chipboard collection.
  • Tools– Versa cube ink, Paint, Carl trimmer, Tombow glue and double sided tape.

Thanks for looking!

Color Inspiration #19


ci13I love colour challenges, as you are probably aware, and my upline told me about the wonderful colour challenges that Kristina Werner puts together. The reason behind my love of them is that I find that I’m always using the same colours (the ones I love of course), over and over. When submitting to colour inspirations/challenges you will use colours that you normally wouldn’t, or wouldn’t think of. Here is my  submission-                                                                


I used-

  • Stamp Sets– Bodacious Bouquet, Wild About You, Baroque Border, Big Blooms and Curvy Verses
  • Cardstock– Basic Grey, Basic Black and Whisper White
  • Ink– Basic Black and Taken with Teal.
  • Accessories– Turqouise Ribbon.
  • Tools– Dimensionals and Standard wheel

The wheels with swirls and twirls are probably my most favourite. I use them quite a lot and find them quite versatile by using them as the main image an accent or a background. Cannot wait for the next challenge now. Was heaps of fun. Thanks Kristina! 

Thanks for looking!