Can Never Have Too Much Happy With Everything Eleanor

Hello everyone,

I decided to have a play with a challenge. It is something I haven’t done in a while and it was absolutely fabulous. One of my team leaders Alisa Tilsner is a designer at Around the World Stampin’ Up! Challenges and encouraged me to have a play. Here is the challenge-

Colour Challenge

I love colour challenges, it opens you up to so many more possibilities, than say an inspiration challenge. Here is my entry-

Everything Eleanor, Around the World Challenge

I loved playing with the Dictionary stamp as a background on the Peacock card so much, I had a play again. I inked up the whole stamp stamped it off and second generation stamped selective parts of the Dictionary stamp. I use a clear mount stamp, as it is easy to manipulate and bend. What I love about it, is it’s not exact and you never know what you’re going to end up with.

Everything Eleanor is one of my most favourite stamp sets. I just haven’t played with it in a while and it was time to moisten that stamp with some ink. I sponged the edges very lightly with Basic Grey Ink, it really makes the Whisper White border pop.

Everything Eleanor, Around the World Challenge

Something else I haven’t done in a while is play with my Aqua Painter, and I enjoyed that immensely. Colouring improves my stress levels so you can imagine how relaxed I am since the release of the new Blendabilites! LOL.

I hope I have inspired you to participate in a challenge or have a play with one of your favourite stamp sets.

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You Make Me Happy!

Hello everyone, Did you think I would be back so soon? I know I didn’t, LOL! I seem to be on a card making streak. Let’s hope it lasts, I do have some Project Life to catch up on, so probably not too much longer. I have always wanted to go in without a plan with a card. I had an idea (you must have an idea), but no plan. I wanted to start with a water-coloured background and go from there. I just ripped four inks off the shelf, slapped them on some water-colour paper, wet them, spread them, then create something on top of it. I found myself quite surprised with what I ended up with. I seriously thought it would be a disaster, I would laugh loudly and say something like ‘What was I thinking?’ and go back to planning  a card. I must say it is not my usual sort of creation but I like it. What do you think? You Make Me Happy DSC_0478   I am loving gold at the moment and plan on playing with it some more, so keep a look out for that. You might end up telling me to “Back up away from the Gold!” Lol Stamps used-

  • Hello, Lovely
  • Hearts a Flutter
  • Gorgeous Grunge

Ink used-

  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Strawberry Slush
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Early Espresso
  • Versa Mark

Card stock used-

  • Very Vanilla
  • Water-color paper

Tools used-

  • Gold embossing powder
  • Gold Twine
  • Gold Sequin ribbon
  • Heat Tool
  • Aqua Painter

I hope I have inspired you to ‘go in’ without a plan! Thanks for dropping by!

Hello Sweet Friend!

Hello everyone,

I have just recently had some time to sit down and make cards that are my very own creation. I love it when I have enough artistic inspiration to come up with something of my own. It has been a very dry spell on the card making front so far this year and this was a very welcome change. I have created other cards but they were CASE’s of other people’s beautiful work and I will put them up here on my blog in due course to share with you all.

I am so in love with the Fine Feathers stamp set and have been itching to create something “good” with it. I stress the word good because I have struggled with this set since I bought it. I have made a couple of cards with the set, but they will never see the light of day on my blog! LOL. Even though this set is not  predominate on this card it is one of the main elements.

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Stamp sets used

  • Everything Eleanor
  • Hardwood
  • Fine Feathers
  • Six Sided Sampler

Cardstock used-

  • Crumb Cake
  • Water-colour Paper
  • Vellum

Inks used-

  • Primrose Petals
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • Pool Party
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Crumb Cake
  • Early Espresso
  • Pear Pizzazz

Tool used-

  • White Gel Pen
  • Aqua Painter
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponges

If you have any questions just ask, either by leaving it in the comment section or email me by clicking on the MAIL link in top right hand corner of my blog.

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Merry & Bright!

Hey everyone! Guess what?? I got a new stamp set…….like I need it right?!….lol! I just couldn’t resist though. I have wanted it since it came out in the new catty! It is Holiday Lineup. Those characters are so cute and funny. Here’s what I came up with-


Just a quick simple card…..well actually it wasn’t so quick….LOL! The water colouring took the longest but it was fun to do! I think I’m getting the hang of it now. I’m still no Gainsborough though….LOL!!

Anyhoo! I wouldn’t mind having a nap this arvy I had quite a late night last night and I’m starting to feel the strain.

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Suprise mail!

Hey everyone! I just have to tell you about the fabulous gift I received in the mail this past week. It was a stamp set from the gorgeous Makeesha! Such a sweet and generous friend! I am so lucky to know and have her in my life. Thanks Keesh!  

Well the stamp set I received, Build a Roo, would you believe is a set I do not own. Very clever lady to…..LOL! I also received a card made up with the same set. Absolutely beautiful it is! So a s soon as I had my challenges ready and uploaded I had a play. Here is the result-


Isn’t that stamp just sooo cute?? I just water coloured my own little background with the sky and ground and a little bit of grass! I also used a little of the Windsor Knot DSP and the Circle Circus SS. I’m in a bit of a creative mood so I better not let it pass and I shall go whip up something extraordinary for you all….LOL!

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I had better get moving…..

…or I will not be ready and packed for Canberra! I have been busy today doing computer work and sorting my wardrobe to see what clothes I will be taking to COLDCanberra!! LOL!! I am half packed at least. Hopefully I will have the rest done by tomorrow. Or maybe I will take that trip to Toowoomba I need to do before I go. Who knows what I will do….

Now for show and tell-


I got the idea for this card from Splitcoast Stampersand the designer was hapablap. I need a little more practice at water colouring but I think it is getting there! I really love simple cards, but I seem to struggle with them. Splitcoast stampers is a awesome source for a huge range of styles and designs. I’m always on there.

Now for a BLOG CANDY UPDATE!! You all deserve a pat on the back. Not only did you name five of the colours used but you named all the colours I used. Awesome work guys! Now for a pic of the goodies added to the loot-


I’m sorry, but it is a bit of a crappy photo. But I’m sure you can see what it is.

  1. Spring Solitude SS (lightly used & mounted)
  2. Kaiser Rhinestone Script Word, Love
  3. MM Twistel, Lime
  4. Once Upon  A Scribble, Poetry Petite

Wow!!! this Candy bag is getting quite BIG!! Especially when I have 6 more days to add to it!! LOL!!

So keep the comments coming. The more I get the more you get, also the more chances to win!

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Embrace Life!

I’ll admit when I first saw this set it didn’t do much for me but when I saw everyone else’s gorgeous designs with it, I just had to have it. So here is my first attempt


It is very simple and basic, nothing to fancy. Do you like it? I do …..I know I know I actually like one of my cards. I will say though at first I was sort of  ‘Oh yeah it’s okay’. But it has really grown on me. 

I water coloured the flower and leaves with the ink pads. I did the flower on watercolour paper, cut it out and then 3 dimensioned it on to the leaves. Easy Peasy!

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