Sunday, 25 June 2017


I love {💗💗💗} a stamp set that does most of the work for you. Floral Statements from Stampin' Up! is one of my new favourites. It seems like everyday I have a new favourite! The images are gorgeous and with a bit of colouring you are good to go.

I started out making this card with the sketch from Just Add Ink in mind .....
..... and got just a touch off track! My heart and circle elements are created by the embossing folder. (Too much of a stretch???)

I was also inspired by the challenge over at Global Design Project this week. I tried to capture the light, easy quality that Steffi has in her creations.

I love the bit of ruching I created with the Powder Pink ribbon. I like to add some tape to the card where I will be placing the ribbon and then add some to the back of the ribbon. Stong tape such as Tear & Tape works really well. Then I just unevenly gather (ruche) the ribbon, adhering down as I go.

Colouring the image is easy. Grab an aqua painter and pick up the ink from the lid of an ink pad and dab it on!

I have made some more cards using this set for an upcoming class and will post them later in the week for you to see. 


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Beautiful Bouquet for Just Add Ink JAI #364

What a few weeks. Ever have those weeks where you just can't seem to get on top of all that you have to do? I was determined to get this card finished and I think I will just get it entered in the nick of time for the challenge this week over at Just Add Ink. Look at the gorgeous inspiration pic.

In a class I held yesterday we experimented with the new Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!. I demonstrated this brick wall and thought that it would be the perfect backdrop for my bouquet of flowers.

The Beautiful Bouquet bundle is such a great set. It has gorgeous flowers, stems and fillers but the best part are the sentiments. Funnily enough I only used the smallest one here!

I thought it made a cute tag for the copper pot.

After my Embossing Paste was dry, I popped the mask back over the top and sponged Crumb Cake Ink over it.

I am happy with the result. This is just a short post today. If you want to see some more of my creations using Embossing Paste check out here and here.


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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Carry Over Products

Welcome. You have landed with Lou Kitzelman and I live on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. This is my first time hopping with the Stampin' Dreams crew and I am really happy to be here. It is a monthly blog hop with a different focus each time. For this hop we are showcasing Stampin' Up! products that carried over from the old catalogue into the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.

It is sometimes easy to forget about your older products when you get new ones. Hands up who is guilty of that! Sometimes using your older products in conjunction with new ones makes you look at them in a different light and fall in love with them again. I have based my cards for this hop around the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

At the end of my post I have listed all of the carry over and new products. I love the bold shapes and words in this set and thought they would look great over a background created with the new embossing paste.

I have added drops of Berry Burst and Powder Pink ink refills to the embossing paste to get the variegated effect. 3 layers offset gave 'love' some great dimension. The Classic Label punch (thank goodness that carried over!) is great for making a feature of the sentiments.

Congrats! Works for any occasion. Sometimes simple is best! I love Silver Foil sheets and they are great to use for diecuts.

To get a stripe of embossing paste through the mask, just run lines of old washi tape to mask off your boundaries.

I am so thankful that these products have carried over. They work so well with the new products and now I have ideas swimming around on how else I can use them.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you visit everyone on the list below to get lots of inspiration. Next up is Vicki Hunter.


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