03 October 2019

SG On the Farm



We have a fun new change at Southern Girls and we would love you to join us.

Our theme:  On the Farm
Our sponsors: Creative Embellishments and Colour of Love

I have used a Colour of Love image called Pretty Possum Strawberry Bellyfulls.  
I part coloured the image and used a spotlight technique to show the image.

Here is my card:

I have used SU Mossy Meadow and Basic Black.

The designer series paper is Pressed Petal.


Here is a close up of the image:

I also added a little bit of ribbon and bling.


Have a fabulous day.



05 September 2019

SG Anything Goes


Sharing with you my card created for the new challenge at Southern Girls and
if you get a chance please join us!

Our theme: Anything Goes
Our sponsor: Three Button Studio


I have recently been playing with some Alcohol Inks.  I had forgotten how much fun it is just getting messy and trying different colour combinations.

So for my card I have used one of the pieces I created and made a birthday card for my sister.

Here is my card: 



Not only have I used the Alcohol Inks but I also brought out my heating tool and heat embossed the sentiment something I haven't done for ages.

The beautiful die is from the SU Delicate Lace die set.

Here is another look at the card: 


The colours of  the inks is dark but I really like the touch of lighter colours and metallic silver.

The sentiment is from the SU Magnolia Blooms stamp set.

 Have a super day!


08 August 2019

SG Father's Day/Masculine


Over at Southern Girls we have a new challenge and we would love to you to join us.

Our theme: Father's Day or Masculine


Little stamping on my card just the sentiment from the SU Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and the image is a fabulous decoupage piece.

There are 3 layers and I think it will be perfect for my Dad on Father's day.

Here is my card:


The cardstock is SU Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Cajun Craze.

The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze ink and die cut out using SU Rectangle Stitched Die.

Here is a close up of the panel:



Have a super week and if you get a chance please check out what the rest of the team has created.



11 July 2019

SG Boys are the Bomb


It's time for anew challenge over at Southern Girls.

Our theme: Boys are the Bomb
Our sponsors: 3 Button Studio & Lacy Sunshine


For my card I have gone with a male themed paper and a simple Happy Birthday.

Here is my card; 


The paper is from SU called Come Sail Away and the cardstock is SU Whisper White, Soft Suede and Night of Navy.

The dies used SU Stitched Nested Label Dies.

The stamp is from SU Magnolia Blooms set and inked in Soft Suede.

Added a little SU Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Twine.

If you get a chance stop by and see what the rest of the team has created with this fun new challenge.





14 June 2019

Team Blog Hop #7



Hello and welcome to our team blog hop.

You may have arrived at my blog from Nikki's blog where we are starting our blog hop this month.

If not please feel free to have a look at what the team has created, all the links are below.

Our challenge this month is a colour challenge using some of the new In Colors.


I was limited when creating my card as I do not have the new In Color ink pads but I just adore the dies in the Delicate Lace collection, so this is what I used.  

Here is my card:


Lots of layers and a little bling.

I had die cut each layer from a piece of  the In Color cardstock (Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray) and Whisper White.  The layers were adhered to Whisper White cardstock.
The base layer of the card is Pretty Peacock.

The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and I used the Pretty Peacock marker to ink up the words.

The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and layered with some more Pretty Peacock cardstock.  Both pieces have been punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.

Hope you like this little creation.


Please continue on our blog hop by stopping by Melissa's blog and see her inspiration.

If you get lost along the way here is everyone's blog address: 

Meighan - you are here!


Have a wonderful day!

13 June 2019

SG Spots and Dots


We have a fun new challenge over at Southern Girls.

Our Theme: Spots and Dots
Sponsor: Lacy Sunshine

Spots or Dots can be seen on images, embossing folders and paper to name a few.

I have spots on my image and also one of the papers used.

The image used is our sponsors image called Katie Cattails Flower Pot Pretties and the image has been coloured with Copic Markers.

This is my card:

Lots of layers and two lots of papers plus some bling.

Here is a close up of the image: 

Super sweet image.


Copic Markers used: 
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R21
Hair: E51,53, 55, 57, 50
Eyes: B00, 0000, 01
Flowers/Dress: R0000, 00, 05, 02
YG 00, 67, 63, 61, G20, 24


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - #119 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - #122 No Rulz
Creative Fingers Challenge - #165 Anything Goes


Have a fabulous day.

16 May 2019

SG Sparkle or Glitter


We have a fun new challenge at Southern Girls.

Our theme: Sparkle and Shine
Our Sponsors: I am Roses and All Dressed Up

I have used an All Dressed Up image called Little Flower Girl and I have coloured the image
 in with Copic Markers.

For the sparkle I have used some glitter paper.


Here is my card: 


A fairly simple card and the SU Early Espresso cardstock is dark but the paper is bright.

All the rectangles have been cut out with SU Rectangle Stitched Dies.

The birthday sentiment is from the SU Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and stamped in
SU Poppy Parade ink.

The ribbon breaks the extra layer behind the image.

If you get a chance please join our challenge.



12 May 2019

Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kt - Limited Time!





Paper Pumpkin is coming to Australia. What is Paper Pumpkin well in the US it is a subscription service where a new kit is delivered to your door every month.  Although we re not getting the subscription we will have the chance to get one-off kit in May.

Shelli Gardner, board chair and co-founder of Stampin' Up! has partnered with Paper Pumpkin to create a limited edition, nature focused and Shelli inspired kit.  The kit is elegant and feminine and full of beautiful natural details. 

The Paper Pumpkin kit can be ordered form the 15th May (#152032) for $37.00 + shipping and handling.




The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following: 

An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
One Classic Stampin' Spot from our Classic ink Collection 
Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
12 exclusive co-ordinating envelopes
Adhesive and embellishments for all 12 cards

Coordinating Stampin' Up! colours: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock (new In Color!), Soft Suede and Very Vanilla

You will need a clear block to use the stamp set or you can use the Clear Block D (item 118485)

Remember this kit can be ordered from 15th May and is only while stocks last.

So you can place orders online from 15th May by shopping HERE
or please give me a call or drop me an email with any questions,

I cannot wait to have a play with this very exciting product - what about you!


21 April 2019

SU Product Line Changes





The new Annual Catalogue is due to out on 4th June and the Retiring List is out and you check see the lists on my earlier post.

Lots of items are discontinued including the 2017-2019 In Colors inkpads, refills, cardstock.
If you are not sure of the colours here they are: 


Image result for SU 2017-2019 in colors


Also there are some items that will NOT be featuring in our new Catalogue and you may want to stock up on these items while you can: 

Stampin' Trimmer
Due to some challenges with the manufacturer, the Stampin' Trimmer and its accessories will no longer be available.  There is a new trimmer in the works but it isn't ready just yet.  Stampin' Up! hope to be able to supply blades for the next 6 months but there may be times where they cannot be ordered.  At this stage blades you can only purchased 6 packs of blades per order.

Big Shot
Will not appear in the new Catalogue as Stampin' Up! have parted with Sizzix and will start to use their own manufacturer.  The dies and folders in the new Catalogue will be slightly different (but will still work in all machines) but their own machine isn't quiet ready yet. 
So plates for the Big Shot will only be avilable while stocks last.

It's a lot to take in so please let me know if you have any questions.

Stampin' Up! Last Chance Products




A New Annual Catalogue will be here soon and it looks amazing! 
To make way for lots of lovely brand new products, it is time to say goodbye to some old favorites from the current Annual and Occasions Catalogues.  
Everything on the list is only available while stocks last.

* Depending on inventory levels, discounts on selected products maybe introduced
on or after 9 May*

The easiest way to view what's retiring is via my Online Store and while you are there make sure you check out the Clearance Rack.

If you prefer, you can download and print out the PDF and there is also a link for
the Occasions Catalogue PDF.

Note that a few of the stamp sets on the list which are in wood mount and clear mount styles they are retiring but will be in the new Catagloue as Cling style.  You can see the list of these items HERE.

The best way to make sure that you do not miss out is to place an order in my Online Store but if you prefer you can send me an email or give me a call to place your order.

These items are only available until they sell out, so don't miss out!