Paper Players

I couldn’t help but use my new stamps Precious Butterflies & Creative Elements (for its butterfly) again.  I’m not the biggest lover of the clear mount stamps, but I bought both these in this style of stamp mount as I thought I might not use them as much, but now that I have I’m really loving them & wish I’d got them in wood mount which I prefer to stamp with….. oh well they might help convert to liking clear mount more….lol

I haven’t tried Paper Players sketches before, so this is my first with them.  Hope you like my take on their sketch.

A close up of the little butterfly which I used the rock n roll technique on – just to give a hint of black on the wings.

This week’s sketch #65

Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

Stamp: Precious Butterflies, Creative Elements, Petite Pairs

Other: non SU embossing folder

Until later, happy stampin’


Precious Butterflies

Time to play with only NEW stamps this time….. I know it’s about time!

So for this card I’m using one of my favourite sketch blogs – Stamping 411.  I’ve made a few cards recently with their sketches & then missed the linky to their site. 

I still had colours out on my desk from a card I made on the weekend – Early Espresso & Regal Rose.  So decided to use them again, except I swapped the Very Vanilla for Whisper White.

As you know I like my butterflies to be free, so I stamped it & cut it out mounting only at the centre so its wings are free!

 This is sketch 222

Card: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Early Espresso

Ink: Regal Rose, Early Espresso

Stamp: Precious Butterflies, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess stamp set), Creative Elements

Other: Scallop Circle Bigz die, Circle Scissors, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad

Until later, happy stampin’

Happy Birthday Kim

It is my lovely friend & hairdresser Kim’s birthday today.  Happy Birthday Kim!

Kim has been my hairdresser since my son Ben was a baby….oh my gosh that’s around 20yrs!  I followed her when she moved salons & five years ago she had twin boys but she continued to do my hair at home.  Kim won many awards during her career and now is a bridal hairstylist & make-up artist.  I love seeing her twin boys, who know I always turn up with a ‘surprise’ for them.

I made this card using a sketch and colour challenge over on Inkspirations 4U! – this is a group you can sign up to for some wonderful project tutorials & challenges.

My card:

I also made her one of my little chocolate pull-outs.

This was the sketch & the colour challenge was – Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pool Party

I hope she likes these!  I always make the boys a special card for their birthdays & christmas – Kim has kept each one of them.

Card: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Whisper White

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Daisy Dash jumbo roller (retired)

Other: Owl builder punch,Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack, Pearl Jewel, Dimensionals

Until later, happy stampin’

Just For You

I have made this card for a lovely overseas lady just to surprise her & let her know I was thinking of her.

I used this week’s sketch over at The Sweet Stop – SSS127 & the colour combination from Color Throwdown – #160

I’m sorry but I’ve used a couple of retired stamps but I was after the little hearts as the theme for my card – giving the love & caring touch

Here is the sketch:

& colour palette:

DSP: Sweet Always (retired)

Ink: Regal Rose

Stamp: Precious Butterflies, Love Defined (retired), A Happy Heart (retired)

Other: Pinking Hearts Border punch, Small Heart punch, Owl Builder punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch

Until later, happy stampin’


Now my card started off as clean & simple….. but then I kinda thought it was a little too simple, so decided to distress it, so not sure it’s as simple as it should be… lol

I used the new In Colours Colour Coach for my colour palette for this card – Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette

I love leaving my butterflies to be “free” as you can see

This week’s sketch over at Clean & Simple – 158

Card: Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler

Stamp: Creative Elements, Tiny Tags, Party This Way

Other: Wisteria Wonder 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, Pearl Jewels

Until later, happy stampin’

Inkspiratons 4U! Clean & Simple

I’ve combined a sketch from Clean & Simple to go with a colour challenge over on Inkspirations 4U!  Not quite sure if I’ve kept it quite “simple” enough.

This is my first card using some new stamps from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue.  This is the Flower Fest stamp set and it co-ordinates with lots of punches, so I’m looking forward to using this set more.

The colours for the challenge with Inkspiration 4U were Riding Hood Red, River Rock & Chocolate Chip

I stamped a few images of my flower & cut them different sizes to layer them up, but if using as single image this stamp fits the 2 3/8″ scallop circle.  I used the new Textured Jumbo Wheel roller to add a little extra colour to my Riding Hood Red mat.

This is this week’s sketch over on Clean & Simple – 157

Card: Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Versamark

Stamp: Flower Fest, Short & Sweet, Texture Jumbo Wheel roller

Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Jewel

Remember this lovely set co-ordinates with lots of punches – 5 punches in fact, so if you’d like to know more or wish to place an order please contact me!

Until later, happy stampin’

Happy Birthday Nev

It’s David’s father’s birthday today – Happy Birthday Nev!

We’ve just got back from a BBQ dinner with the family, so I thought I’d share my card.  I know another male card in such a short time, unusual for me hey!!

Now I have yet to order new ‘male’ stamp sets from the new catalogue, so I dragged out retired set Sense of Time.

Here’s another angle

Card: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Stamp: Sense of Time (retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Other: Curly Label punch, Jewlry Tag punch, Dimensionals, cricut to cut letters

Until later, happy stampin’