Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #11

Hey everyone! I just have to say it just wouldn’t be me without a sneak peak to my submission to this weeks Inkspiration Sketch Challenge….just to tease you all…LOL!


I think I just gave too much away! LOL! Here is this weeks Sketch Challenge-


I had fun with this one, I changed the circle on the right just a little and made it bigger, just because I can….lol! Have a look-


So what do you think? I really like what I ended up with.

  • Stamp Set– Calendar Alphabet and Numbers
  • Cardstock– Whisper White, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP
  • Ink– Baja Breeze and So Saffron
  • Accessories– Linen Thread, Baja Breeze Corduroy Brads, So Saffron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Dimensionals.

Check out the rest of the amazing DT work-

Well of course I couldn’t help my self! I did a second one for you all to have a look at-


This time it is Christmas themed…….and well it won’t be long now and Christmas will be upon us. I think I had better start my gift shopping seeing as I have started making the cards! LOL! Here is the rest of it-


I wanted an aged look so did a bit of sponging. I must admit though I used four different Christmas sets to complete it….LOL! I just love to mix and match! I think I pulled it off!  What do you think?

  • Stamp Set– Spotlight on Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Snow Swirled and Winter Post
  • Cardstock– Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Very Vanilla and Holiday Treasures DSP
  • Ink– Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Versa Mark, Staz-on White and Staz-on Black.
  • Accessories– Clear Embossing Powder, Button Latte Buttons, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Crimper, Circle Punches, Acetate, Heat Tool

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Great Friend!

Hey everyone! I have a couple more Sneak Peaks from the new Spring Mini to show you. Oh so cute little Forest Friends and butterflies to boot. So without delay here they are-



I adore the first one but not entirely happy with the second one. There is just something missing or something not done right. But I wanted to show you anyway just to prove not all my cards work out the way they should or the way I want them….LOL! If you would like some more info on the new catty be sure to let me know and I can have posted out to you in time for August 1st.

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Hey everyone! As you can tell by my title I’m in love……….BUT not with another man…..they are just tooooo much trouble. I’m in love with Chocolate, but NO that’s not it, this is a NEW love! What I am in love with is this ultra cute and gorgeous, and I have finally done one, Carousel Notes Album! Have you seen one?? If not Sharlene Meyer has one on her blog and the tutorial to making one of these puppies can be found on Janine Tinklenberg’s blog.

Remember the photos you saw a couple of days ago of my charming daughter! Well I used them! Have a little Bo peep-








Some of the photos are a little crappy but I was in a hurry! I was quickly running out of daylight. So please ignore! I promise to better next time!

So what do you think? Do you think you could fall in love with one of these Carousel Notes Album? The Rose set again seemed perfect for this project. Are you over seeing this stamp set from me yet? You would be very surprised at how many stamp sets I own. I should use the other ones more I think…lol! Just to prove I own them!

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Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #10

Hey everyone! It’s Friday again and it is time for another Inkspiration Challenge. Don’t you just love them??! Well, for me this particular challenge was a little difficult, I don’t do a lot of male orientated cards (I always put them in the tooooo hard basket) but this pic was telling me a male card was called for. Just check this bedspread out-


When I first saw this challenge I was like “Oh no!!  But I stuck myself down in the craft chair (in other words the dining chair), and I didn’t get off until I had something I thought passed the challenge. Have a looksie-


What do you think? I still think I struggled to pull it off, but I’m sure my Dad would like this one. You will have to ignore my crooked sentiment, it looked straight the first time…lol!

There is a lot of distressing going on with this card. I even pulled out the sanding block!

  • Stamp Set– Sanded BG, Circle Circus and Sweet little Sentiments
  • Cardstock– Basic Grey, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip Basic Black and Kraft
  • Ink– Versa Mark, Staz-on and Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories– Mat Pack, Chocolate Chip Marker, Sanding Block, Bone Folder, Eyelet Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 11/4 Circle Punch, 13/8 Circle Punch, Cutter Kit, Basic Grey Corduroy Button, Linen Thread and Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

Check out all the other members of the DT,

I suspect they will be ‘Oh so inspiring!’ They always are!

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Sunshine fun!

Hey everyone! I’m not too sure what it is but……I cannot get enough of OTP or Gift sets at the moment. I have not made a card for the sole purpose of making a card in about a week! I have made cards for the Stationery sets but that’s all!

My OTP extraveganza became even more infatuating when I found this little website run by Janine Tinklenberg! This particular little box is found under category Templates and Showing Off. Yep! that’s right you can download the template for this box straight off her site! This lady is such a card! Straight to the point and absolutely adores Chocolate! There is even pics of the chockies sitting amongst her tools in the tutorials! Too funny!

Anyway on to the box-


Isn’t it cute? Janine did make this box for Pocket Notes, but I made it for a cute little gift box to put hostess goodies into! It is very quick and easy to make.

I also have some gorgeous shots of my, ‘just turned 8’, darling Jemma to show. I took her outside yesterday evening to take some updated pics of her and also use them in another little project I will be showing you soon! I just cannot believe how much older she looks compared to the last ones I put up!

Enough chit chat onto the photos-



And of course it wouldn’t be my Jemma without some Funny Faces!! A little bit disturbing this one!! LOL!


Oh dear! Gotta love her! It’s my job!

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Just couldn’t help myself!!

Hey everyone! I loved the first stationery box so much I decided to make another one…but this one is a little bit of a sneak peak into the upcoming Spring Mini which is available from August 1st. There are so many cute stamp sets and goodies inside! I love it all!!

So onto the creation…well sneak peak-


What do you think so far?? Don’t you just love that butterfly?! On to the box-


These colours are just gorgeous together. The paper used is in the upcoming mini and it is called Parisian Breeze and it is a Speciality Paper just like the Sweet Slumber selection in the Main Catty. It has a beautiful texture!

Here are some more details-



As you can see this time all four cards are the same! Saved a lot of time I assure you! Here are some close ups-



I will say this I don’t think I will be cutting out that leaf stamp again very soon! I will be very surprised if I do anyway…Veeerrry fiddly. LOL! Everything used except the Ribbon, Card stock and Alphabet stamps are from the new Catalogue…oh yes and the Large Oval and Eyelet Edge Punch. But check out the Scallop Oval Punch! Very cute and the large oval fits inside perfectly!

Not too sure who I am going to give this set to yet! I haven’t made up my mind! I hope they will love it whoever I choose!

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Everyone loves Stationery!!

Hey everyone! I just have to show you all this Stationery Box I whipped up. But all attributions go to Alisa Tilsner  for my making of this box! She gave me the instructions to this beauty of a Stationery Box. Mine is only a touch different to Alisa’s version. But the same base idea! So check it out….you won’t be disappointed!
















So what do you think? I just had to use the Bella’s Rose DSP and A Rose is a Rose set for this one, it matches so beautifully!

As you can see I have made 4 each of matching cards and love notes for the compendium. I had an absolute ball making this and I gave it as a hostess gift to lovely lady today and boy did she love it! {hi Treena} I had great fun ladies…I also had plenty of giggles…..thanks to Beatrice and her lumpy box LOL! I look forward to another day!

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