29 October 2013

White on White Christmas

We have a White on White Christmas challenge for you this week at Holly Jolly.


I have not tried my hand at a White on White card before but I have seen many inspirational cards around.


I have used an embossing folder, the ‘merry’ from the Expressions Thinlits, some snowflakes and ribbon and this is what I came up with:





Card: Whisper White
Accessories:  Snow Flurry Die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Expressions Thinlits Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The white on white look is very clean and crisp.  Maybe I will try it again another time and see what else I can come up with.


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


Christmas Card Challenges - #48 Bows

Sister Act Card Challenge - #30 Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz Challenge - #42 White on White

Paper Crafting Journey Challenge – Anything Goes

Rhedd and Rosie Challenge – #18 Anything Goes


Hope your week is going fine and that you are well.  Take care and see you next time.



27 October 2013

CAGI Halloween

In Australia Halloween is not really a big thing and with our challenge this week at Come and Get It being Halloween Themed I was wondering what I could use to create a project.


I stumbled upon the free digital image at Squiggleyfly and it is perfect for this challenge and the spooky Halloween Theme.


The layout of my card has been inspired by Sweet Stop Sketches and this is unfortunately there last sketch so if you are looking for a sketch please go over have a look maybe you can use it for our challenge :)


Also I sponged a little of Grey chalk over the white background to make it a little darker behind the image unfortunately you cannot see this on the photo.


Here is my card:










Stamp set: Digi Image Squigglefly
Card: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories:  Retired DSP, Copic Markers, Elegant Eggplant Retired Ribbon,Retired SU Chalks, Basic Rhinestones, SNAIL Adhesive













Here is the sketch:





I have also used some Halloween colours and I love the look of this card.


What do you think is it ok for a Halloween Theme?







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


The Sweet Stop Challenge - #234 Sketch

Di’s Digi Design Challenge - Halloween

Totally Gorjuss Challenge – # 207 Spooky

Craftitude Challenge - #51 Anything Goes Spooky

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - #147 Happy Halloween

Digi Haven Challenge – Season for Orange and Black

Stampin for the Weekend Challenge – Something Spooky

Inky Impressions Challenge - #131 Halloween and/or Black and Orange

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Halloween or Halloween Colours



Many thanks for stopping and looking around – keep safe and I hope to see you again soon.



Inkspirational Photo Challenge

Hi everyone,


I am a little late for my post for the new challenge over at Inkspirational and if you haven’t visited us recently we would love you to join us this week for our Photo Inspiration Challenge.


We have had a few changes too at Inspriational with our challenges now running for 2 weeks, so you will have heaps of time to get creative and join us!


From the photo I have taken the Autumn view which has inspired my card with using rich Autumn colours and a simple layout which was inspired by the sketch at Clean and Simple.


Here is my card:




Here is the photo inspiration:



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


Clean and Simple Challenge – Sketch #264

Sweet Stampin Challenge – Wood, Trees or Leaves

Brown Sugar Challenge - #65 Autumn

Stampin Peaches Challenge - #12 Leaves

Lady Anne’s Monthly Challenge - Autumn


Thank you for stopping and browsing.



23 October 2013

Halloween Characters

When you think of Halloween Characters what characters do you think of?  I think of Witches, Spiders, Ghosts and Goolies. 


Halloween Characters is the theme of our new challenge at Crafty Creations this week and I have created a 3D project for the challenge.


Some little spiders which were fun and quick to create and the best thing about them is that there is a chocolate coin in the middle between the two punch layers.


So you get a fun little spider with chocolate treat!


I was wondering how I could take a photo of these little character for the challenge but when I went to the Supermarket at lunch time they had some spiders web and spiders in a bag so I draped the web and placed some other spiders around an orange tin bucket I had in my stash.


Here they are:




Card: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  1-3/4” (4.4 cm) Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch (retired), Owl Builder Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



I am going to give the web and the other spiders to my Mum as she will place them at the front door to maybe catch a few people out – lol!


I would like to enter these little guys into the following challenges:


All Crafts Monthly Challenge – Anything but a Card

C is for Challenge - #8 Halloween

Crafty Boots Challenge - Halloween

Lexis Creations Challenge - #101 Halloween

Parade Your Crafts Challenge – #6 Halloween

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge – Halloween Week

Dream Valley Challenge – # 68 Halloween

Pile It On Challenge - #42 Halloween Day of Dead Cute

A Gem of a Challenge – # 102 Spooky Halloween


I just love Stampin’ Up!® Punches and I rarely get rid of one when they retired as they can be used in so many different ways!


My daughter also created these little guys and took them to school for her teachers, so they are a great project if you have children.


Thank you for visiting.



22 October 2013

25 Stamp Sets @ 25% Off – Fabulous!!!




Stampin’ Up!® are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this month on the 25th October so they are offering 25% discount on the products that started it all – can you guess?


It’s stamps, of course!


There are 25 Stamp Sets which Stampin’ Up! have preselected and these stamp sets are now 25% off from 22nd – 28th October, 2013. 


The stamp sets are listed below and you can also print out the pdf flyer here.


25 Stamps Page Number (Annual Catalogue) Item Stamp Description Catalogue Price Sale Price
1 59 131056 A Dozen Thoughts  Wood-Mount $46.95 $35.21
1 59 131059 A Dozen Thoughts  Clear-Mount $36.95 $27.71
2 54 130453 Zoo Babies Wood-Mount $48.95 $36.71
2 54 130456 Zoo Babies Clear-Mount $38.95 $29.21
3 29 129687 Lots of Thanks Wood-Mount $39.95 $29.96
3 29 129690 Lots of Thanks Clear-Mount $31.95 $23.96
4 112 130294 Happy Day Wood-Mount $37.95 $28.46
4 112 130297 Happy Day Clear-Mount $29.95 $22.46
5 83 130441 Gifts of Kindness Wood-Mount $44.95 $33.71
5 83 130444 Gifts of Kindness Clear-Mount $35.95 $26.96
6 124 131922 Hearts a Flutter Wood-Mount $44.95 $33.71
6 124 129252 Hearts a Flutter Clear-Mount $35.95 $26.96
7 22 130240 Hello, Lovely Wood-Mount $56.95 $42.71
7 22 130243 Hello, Lovely Clear-Mount $45.95 $34.46
8 30 131068 Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Wood-Mount $34.95 $26.21
8 30 131071 Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Clear-Mount $27.95 $20.96
9 89 128424 Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount $28.95 $21.71
9 89 125497 Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount $22.95 $17.21
10 30 132022 Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount $27.95 $20.96
10 30 126257 Itty Bitty Banners Clear-Mount $21.95 $16.46
11 37 131341 Yippee-Skippee Wood-Mount $32.95 $24.71
11 37 131344 Yippee-Skippee Clear-Mount $25.95 $19.46
12 109 130514 Gorgeous Grunge Wood-Mount $42.95 $32.21
12 109 130517 Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount $33.95 $25.46
13 Online (Old Packaging) 128048 Ornament Keepsakes Wood-Mount $60.95 $45.71
13 Online 128051 Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount $48.95 $36.71
14 107 128415 Apothecary Art Wood-Mount $60.95 $45.71
14 107 125527 Apothecary Art Clear-Mount $48.95 $36.71
15 56 131913 Cuddles & Kisses Wood-Mount $44.95 $33.71
15 56 127314 Cuddles & Kisses Clear-Mount $35.95 $26.96
16 34 131931 Oh, Hello Wood-Mount $44.95 $33.71
16 34 130733 Oh, Hello Clear-Mount $35.95 $26.96
17 33 130617 Label Love Wood-Mount $42.95 $32.21
17 33 130622 Label Love Clear-Mount $33.95 $25.46
18 Online 134813 Christmas Star Single Stamp $16.95 $12.71
19 Online 134765 A Gift For You Single Stamp $8.95 $6.71
20 87 131955 Betsy’s Blossoms Wood-Mount $49.95 $37.46
20 87 126006 Betsy’s Blossoms Clear-Mount $39.95 $29.96
21 131 132042 Morning Post Alphabet Wood-Mount $81.95 $61.46
21 131 126592 Morning Post Alphabet Clear-Mount $65.95 $49.46
22 65 128430 Gently Falling Wood-Mount $69.95 $52.46
22 65 123804 Gently Falling Clear-Mount $55.95 $41.96
23 Online (Old Packaging) 127922 Snowflake Soiree Wood-Mount $51.95 $38.96
23 Online 127925 Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount $41.95 $31.46 
24 Online (Old Packaging) 128042 Jewish Celebrations Wood-Mount $44.95 $33.71
24 Online 128045 Jewish Celebrations Clear-Mount $35.95 $26.96
25 33 131946 That’s the Ticket Wood-Mount $39.95 $29.96
25 33 128075 That’s the Ticket Clear-Mount $31.95 $23.96


If you would like order any of the stamp sets you can Email me or click HERE to Shop Now.



Christmas Thanks

We have a new challenge at Holly Jolly which has been chosen by Julie. 


Our challenge is to create  a Christmas project with “Thanks” .


My card has Christmas thanks on the outside which I created on the computer and punched our with a tag punch.


The layout is inspired by the Clean and Simple sketch #262


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Snowflake Soiree
Card: Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate
Accessories:  Tag Punches (retired), Island Indigo & Whisper White Retired Ribbons, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


Love the colours together and love those sketches at Clean and Simple as you can create lovely cards so quickly.


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


Clean and Simple Challenge- #262 Sketch

One Stitch at a Time Challenge – # 186 Anything Goes

Polka Doodle Challenge – # 42 Christmas is Coming

Fairytale Challenge - #78 Bingo (Snowflakes, Winter Time, Gemstones)

Perfect Sentiments Challenge – # 96 Clean and Simple Thank You



The snowflakes on this card are far from the weather we are having here at the moment, we have many bushfires out of control and many people without homes.  Just devastating.


I wish you and your family a safe week – thank you for visiting.



20 October 2013

Under the Sea

Hi everyone,


Our new challenge at Come and Get It has me humming a song from the film A Little Mermaid as our Theme this week is:


Animals in Water/Sea Critters


Our challenge is also sponsored by Bugaboo and I chosen a Crab image so that makes me think of the song even more!  If you know this movie or the song you will understand what I mean.


The layout of my card has been inspired by the current sketch at Deconstructed Sketches which can be found here.  It’s a great layout which I have added a little too ie the Ribbon with the Brad.


I have also used some paper piecing as I found some great retired DSP that I thought suited this cute little digital image.


Here is my card:





Stamp set: Bugaboo Crab Umbrella
Card: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories:  Circle Punch, Embossing Folders: Square Lattice & Perfect Polka Dots, Pool Party Ribbon (retired), DSP (retired), Window Frames Collection Framelits, Brad (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive


The photo makes it seems like this little guy has some studs on his umbrella but they are just some bling! 


I would like to add this card to the following challenge:


Catch the Bug Challenge – Bingo (Ribbon, Orange & Players Choice - Bling)

Deconstructing Sketch Challenge – # 123 Sketch

Daring Card Markers Challenge - Digital

Wags n Whiskers Rubber Stamps Challenge – #115 Paper Piecing

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – # 164 Layers

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #66 Anything Goes with Ribbon

Creative Knockouts Challenge - #7 Paper Piecing



Well I hope that your weekend has been fabulous – we have 30+ degrees today and I was at a market! So it was hot but I was grateful for the light breeze.


Hope to see you again soon.


15 October 2013

Inspired by A Christmas Carol

If you had to create a Christmas project what Christmas Carol would inspire you?  This is our challenge over at Holly Jolly this week.

I went hunting in my stash for some Christmas Stampers Anonymous Stamps that I had purchased a long time ago but had not inked yet because I knew there was a wonderful reindeer image in the set.  There was and I teamed the image up with some trees from the same set.

I had quickly gone to the shops before I created my card and noticed a Christmas card for sale that was Black, Silver and had a gold glittery reindeer on it.  Very non-traditional but that is what has inspired my colours.

I have used Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White and added a touch of Real Red.  Can you guess why?


Here is my card:



Stamp set: Reindeer Flight Stampers Anonymous,
Card: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Versamark
Accessories:  1-3/8” (3.5 cm) Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Non-SU Silver Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Real Red Satin Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive



The trees were stamped in Versamark over some already stamped trees in Basic Grey and then embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I had also added some clear embossing powder over the Basic Grey when I stamped the Reindeer.  I was going to put a bow on the card but I like how the red breaks up the two parts of the card and the sentiment just seemed the last touch.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:


Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #67 Christmas is Coming

QKR Stampede Challenge - #60 Anything Goes with Circles

Charisma Cardz Challenge - #39 Animals & Mini DT Call

My Heart Pieces Challenge – Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge – Sing, Sing Song Sing Out Loud

Deep Ocean Challenge - #62 Christmas is Round the Corner


Hope your week is turning out to be a good one! Thank you for visiting and take care.