Free ribbon & buttons

I had a play with my buttons & ribbons from the FREE BUTTONS & RIBBON from the current Gift With Purchase promotion Stampin’ Up! have been running this month.  This promotion only has 2 days left – ending 31st July.

I used this week’s sketch over on Card Patterns – sketch 125 for my card today & used all the colours in the ribbon which are from the Brights collection…. so it’s a bright cheery card I think.

The sketch:

Card: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive

Stamp: Hello Blossom, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Other: Jewelry Tag punch, Repeating flower grosgrain ribbon & Button collection from promotion, Cuttlebug embossing fold (non SU)

Until later, happy stampin’


Pink Pink Pink

Okay I will admit I had fun working with my favourite colour PINK!  I was using this week’s sketch from Stamping 411, but got carried away wanting to make a couple of variations that I went & missed the deadline for the link…… darn it 😦 

I used the kissing technique on my flowers.

Oh well at least I made a couple of cards, so I’ll share two for now:

& another variation

This was the sketch:

Oh well that will teach me for not trying out the sketch earlier in the week….. although I must say my plan of stamps & etc I used certainly changed from the initial though… 

Card: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette (1), Regal Rose, Brights DSP Stack (2)

Ink: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette (1), Pretty in Pink (2), Certainly Celery

Stamp: Vintage Vogue, Perfect Punches (1&2), Teeny Tiny Stamps (2)

Other: Scallop Edge Border punch, Pearls

Until later, happy stampin’

Another Sympathy Card

I’m home today playing nurse to David after his surgery yesterday, so between that & washing, I’m trying to make some ME time in my craft room!

As I said in yesterday’s post I planned to do a couple more Sympathy cards to have in my stash, so for this card I’ve used Inkspirations Challenge #79.

This week’s sketch over on Inkspiration:

Card: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp: Thanks for Caring

Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Scallop Edge Border punch, Labels Four Nestabilities (non SU)

Until later, happy stampin’

Sympathy card

A friend recently bought a sympathy card from me, so thought I should make some more to have on hand.  I had an idea for one & when I saw this week’s sketch over on The Sweet Stop it just seemed to suit what I wanted to make.

My card:

The inside:

This is this week’s sketch SSS118

Card: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red

Stamp: Thanks for Caring, Thoughts & Prayers

Other:  Scallop Trim Border punch, Hemp Twine

Until later, happy stampin’

Baby boy

I made this card a week ago for a sketch challenge but missed linking it…..oops!  So thought I should share anyways

Card: Pacific Blue, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Brights Designer Series Patterns Stack

Ink: Pacific Blue

Stamp: Baby Steps

Other: Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain ribbon, computer font

Until later, happy stampin’

Aussie Cards for Sale – My Expression of Interest

I found Aussie Cards for Sale a little while ago, it’s a wonderful website specialising in Australian handmade cards for all occasions.  

I had a go at trying to see if Alicia would be interested in my cards, but at the time she had enough designers stocking her website.  But I have recently found out she’s looking for more designers, so I’m biting the bullet and showing my interest to become one of her card makers.

I have no idea which of my cards to include so I decided on showing lots…  Here are some cards I’m submitting for consideration:









Do you think I had some better samples that I’ve blogged previously??

Oh well fingers crossed.

Until later, happy stampin’

Sweet Sunday SSSC126

I’m afraid I’m guilty of being in that “gunna” mode lately.  Have made a few cards to challenges but then just not got around to taking photos & the challenge then ends….oops!

But I have my act together tonight & finally have a photo of a card I’ve made & posting it…

I’ve used this week’s challenge sketch over on Sweet Sunday for a Christmas card for my Christmas in July class.

I did a little punch art on this card – using the two step owl punch to make a little penguin – cute isn’t he???

This is Sweet Sunday sketch – SSSC126

Card: Real Red, Marina Mist, Confetti White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Real Read, Marina Mist

Stamp: Snow Swirled

Other: Two Step Owl punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Real Red 1 1/4″ Striped grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Until later, happy stampin’