Card Patterns – Sketch 83

Here is the last of my Sympathy cards I had made.  We actually decided on the first one I posted back on Sunday to send to the family.

For this card I have used the sketch over on Card Patterns


Again I dug out some retired paper to use as I don’t actually have a lot of new DSP yet and also a retired stamp…… oops!  Well just because they’ve retired doesn’t mean I can’t ever use them again does it.

Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Berry Bliss DSP (retired)

Ink: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette

Stamp: Close As A Memory (retired)

Other: Dazzling Diamonds, non SU Circle & Circle Scallop dies

Until later, happy stampin’


Stamping 411 – Sketch 170

I have another 2 cards to share that I made as Sympathy Cards.  I have used this weeks sketch over at Stamping 411.

I wanted to use some of my retired designer series paper as I have a stash still.

These cards are the same but different….but only slightly!  Even though only a little different, David & I have picked opposites as our favourite.  So which do you like better?


inside the card


inside the card

I’m loving these little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die  – there are 5 different sized butterflies all embossed with different pattern… so cute! 

Card: Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla,Bella Bleu DSP (retired)

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke

Stamp: Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Taffeta ribbon dyed Crumb Cake, Scallop Trim Border punch, Word Window punch (A)

Until later, happy stampin’

MOJO MONDAY – Week 157

I have had the unfortunate event to have to make a Sympathy card for David’s family after the loss of his uncle last week.  I do already have some cards made, but thought it would be nice to purpose make a special card.

So I’ve had some time today to make a couple of cards using some different sketches  – now to decide on one that I think might be suitable. 

This one I’m sharing is using Mojo Monday’s sketch.


Here is my card:

I have only attached the butterfly along its body to allow his wings to be free & give him a fluttering appearance – to fly away, as you can see by this angle.

Card: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Stamp: Close as a Memory (retired)

Other: Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Scallop Edge Border punch, Pearls, Swiss Dots embossing folder (non SU)

I shall be back tomorrow with another card I made.

Until later, happy stampin’

Inkspirations – Colour challenge #40

I had a play with the colour challenge over on Makeesha’s blog ‘Inkspiration’ yesterday, as I loved the colour combination.

I’ve been wanting to play with my Two Step Owl punch but just hadn’t got around to it and this is what I came up with, I thought it turned out a cute card.

Card: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Rose Red, Whisper White, [Raspberry Tart DSP – retired]

Ink: Rose Red

Stamp: A Word For You

Other: Two Step Owl Extra Large punch, Two Step Bird Extra Large punch, Crimper, Dimensionals, Swiss Dots non SU embossing folder

I so wanted to get more stamping done yesterday but I didn’t…. oh well at least I finally changed around my colour families with all my cardstock and inks.  But I’m still getting used to the new colour families so there will probably be a bit of spinning of my ink colour caddy for a while & flicking through my files with the cardstock, but I am liking the new system so I guess it won’t take long!

Until later, happy stampin’

Stampin’ Up! Regionals – Brisbane

Yesterday I attended the Regional training day for Stampin’ Up! here in Brisbane & had a great time.  I really enjoyed all the demonstrators who were guest speakers and especially all the product demonstrations.  There were some great tips given & some ideas which I had seen & then never got around to doing & hence lost in the back of my brain somewhere!!  lol

The lovely Donna Griffith came over from USA Head Office and even brought us a unique gift her & her husband made for us all – a lovely I LOVE STAMPS pin.

Here are some photos of our training day (with Donna speaking)

Here are some of my swaps I received:

These little bird houses were just sooooo cute & made by the very talented Deb Speijers

& these are most of my other swaps….. I only made about 30 swaps so that’s why I don’t have a huge amount to show you what I received back in return.  But the ones I received are lovely

I shall return to show you my swaps I made for Regionals.

Until later, happy stampin’

SU Regional swap cards

** NOTE – I’m unsure how this second post of the day has come up listed after the 1st one – when they were scheduled hours apart and this is the more recent one! **

As promised I’m back to share my cards I made as my swaps for our Regional training on Saturday.

The idea behind “swaps” is we make a card – usually just the card front – then have fun swapping them with other demonstrators on the day.  This then allows us to see other ideas using stamp sets we may have already purchased, or if we don’t already have them then like me WANT them and hence make my wish list longer….. lol

The best part is our customers can then see a wide variety of cards when they attend workshops or classes.  We as demonstrators all have different styles, colour combinations & etc, let alone not owning all the stamp sets available in the new Idea Book & Catalogue….. so for me its good in allowing my customers to see something different to my style and widens their knowledge too.

Here are my cards:



Card: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Whisper White

Ink: Crumb Cake, Rose Red

Stamp: Just Believe, Inspired by Nature

Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Dazzling Diamonds

A: Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch

B: 1 3/4″ Circle Large punch 


Card: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy

Stamp: Just Believe, Inspired by Nature

Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Dazzling Diamonds,  1 3/4″ Circle Large punch 

Now for some reason (most likely lighting) my photos of the above cards the top image looks different colour to cardstock & image on base (ie Crumb Cake), but in real life they look the same in colour, SORRY!!

Also it’s a little hard to see but the flowers all have a little Dazzling Diamonds on them just lift them a little more.

I’m just loving the new butterfly – Beautiful Wings Emblosslits die, aren’t they just the cutest little butterflies!  There are a total of 5 butterflies on this die, I haven’t used the biggest butterfly on these cards.

The last of my cards I went for male theme:

Card: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Stamp: Autumn Days, On Your Birthday

This last card was my father’s day card with a different salutation, as I thought would be nice to share a male orientated card.  As you will note by my previous post about Regionals, I didn’t get many male themed cards & these are the ones I struggle with a little….. although I suspect we often think a male doesn’t really appreciate all the effort anyways…. lol….. but before you shoot me down in flames I know there are some guys out there that do!!!!  Also I must admit my father’s day cards were appreciated and I received thanks for putting my love & thought into making them.

Until later, happy stampin’

How spoilt am I!

Spent the day at Stampin’ Up! Regionals today…. our annual training day here in Brisbane.  Had a great day catching up with friends & listening to some great demonstrators giving us tips & advice along with some great demonstrations for new ideas or refreshing some I haven’t used for a while….. so stay posted…. lol

The other great thing that happened today was catching up with my friend Linda Craven whom I met through the wonderful world of stamping!  She absolutely spoilt me with a belated birthday present & I truely feel very lucky.  Check out her blog to see her wonderful creations.

My gift was decorated using the Elegant Soiree designer series paper and consisted of a cute bag & inside was a  notebook, chocolates, Estee Lauder cream & lovely birthday card.  Isn’t the bag beautifully decorated!  It has layers & layers of scalloped paper trim on the front, just gorgeous….. something I will certainly CASE!!!!!  So do you agree with my title…. How spoilt am I

The other great thing that happens at Regionals is we make cards & then have fun swapping with everyone to bring home some great new ideas…. which then makes my wish list longer with stamps I might not yet own….. lol

I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you my swaps & also some I received.

Until later, happy stampin’