Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Colour INKspiration #83





Hello and welcome to my crew post for Colour INKspiration #83!

How gorgeous is the inspiration photo. Wouldn't you feel refreshed after spending the night in that space! Just a stunning room.




I had many ideas for this challenge.....as usual! I decided to use the  Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with the Bumblebee Card Stock and it just came to me when I picked up the Label Me Lovely Punch for the Dressed To Impress sentiment. The little flower sprays in this stamp set are very sweet.



  1. Start with a Bumblebee card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm. Scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut a piece of Bumblebee Card Stock to measure 10cm x 14.4cm for the matt.
  3. Then cut another piece of Bumblebee Card Stock to measure 9.7cm x 14.1cm and run this through your die cutting machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  4. Cut the piece of the Plaid Tidings DSP to measure 9.7cm x 6.5cm.
  5. Cut a piece of Bumblebee Card Stock to measure 9.7cm x 4cm . Use the Ornate border die to create the pretty edge on each 9.7cm side. Cut this piece of card stock in half so that both pieces have the border on the side. Glue both of these pieces to the 9.7cm sides of the DSP.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 8cm x 8cm. Punch out with the Label Me lovely Punch.
  7. On a scrap pice of Whisper White card stock stamp the two flowers in Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink. Colour the flowers in with the Bumblebee Stampin' Write Marker and the leaves in with the Mossy Meadow Blends. Fussy cut both these images.
  8. Tie a piece of the Linen Thread in a bow around the left side of the DSP/Ornate Border. Secure at the back with Tear n' Tape.
  9. Pop the DSP/Ornate Border layer up on the front of the Tasteful Textile embossed layer with Dimensionals. Glue this to the matt layer.
  10. Use Dimensionals to pop the layers up on the card base.
  11. Secure the sentiment layer to the front of the DSP using DImensionals and then the flowers with more Dimensionals ( I have used a lot of Dimensionals for this project - you can layer as you wish just using glue).




I hope you have enjoyed my project for this challenge!

I really enjoyed creating with this colour palette. Bumblebee is such a beautiful colour to work with.

I hope that you are going well at this time. So many of my friends are in strict lockdown in Victoria. 

Wherever you are in the world I wish you well - take good care!






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Monday, 27 July 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Gift Packaging




Hello and welcome to my blog post for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop for July!

This month the theme is Gift Packaging.

I have a friend who has a Birthday this week and have created this sweet little gift box with a Stampin' Up!® Mini Pizza Box. It is the perfect size for a small gift or a gift card. She loves plants and the Forever Greenery Suite Collection is perfect for this occasion.




  1. Start with a White Mini Pizza Box and a Sponge Brayer. Spread the Pretty Peacock ink over the matt side of the Mini Pizza Box with the sponge brayer until you are happy with the depth of the colour. Put aside to dry.
  2. Cut a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock to measure 8.5cm x 8.5cm.
  3. Cut a piece of Gold Foil to measure 8.3cm x 8.3cm.
  4. Then cut a piece of the Forever Greenery to measure 8cm x 8cm.
  5. Glue the three layers together with the DSP on top and Gold foil in the centre with Multipurpose Glue and set a side to dry.
  6. Stamp the Hello sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set in Versa Mark™on a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock. Sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. Trim this and punch the ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I have used a 1.3cm strip of Pretty Peacock card stock.
  7. Stamp the other sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on a piece of whisper White card stock and die cut with a small Layering Circles Die. You could also use a small punch.
  8. Cut out a circle in Pretty Peacock card stock with one size larger Layering Circles Die. Glue this to the stamped sentiment circle.
  9. Use Gold Foil to die cut a spray of leaves from the Forever Flourishing Dies. Cut these leaves to make two sprays to go under the sentiment.
  10. Wrap a piece of the striped DSP measuring 4cm x 26cm around the Mini Pizza Box and glue it loosely together so that it slides off the box easily.
  11. Glue the Square DSP layers to the striped DSP only. So that the belly band and square layer slip off together.
  12. Arrange the Gold Foil leaves to sit below the sentiment layer and glue them down.
  13. Pop the circle sentiment layer in the centre using dimensionals then the Hello sentiment to the top right of that with dimensionals.




The Mini Pizza Boxes are so easy to work with especially with DSP!

I really enjoyed creating this gift box for my friend and need to make a conscious effort to use them more often. You could pop a photo in one and give that as a gift for someone special.

I hope you are traveling well at this time. We are experiencing a scary increase in numbers here in Australia. But, we are still very fortunate when compared to other parts of the world. I hope you and your family stay safe.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - you are greatly appreciated!

Make sure you hit the next button and head over to the talented Wendy Lee's  blog post !
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Take good care!



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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Colour INKspiration #82



 



Hello and welcome!

It is time for another Colour INKspiration Challenge and Crew post.

Have a look at the gorgeous inspiration picture for this challenge. Wouldn't you love to soak in that bath as you soak up that gorgeous luxe space!

For this challenge we have two of the beautiful 2020-2022 In Colours along with Basic Black and Whisper White. I could not wait to use this colour combination!



I am using the Healing Hugs stamp set for this card and I am showcasing the versatility of this stamp set by creating background that resembles Designer Series Paper.  This is a good way to make a card quickly or if you don't wish to cut out stamped images.




  1. Cut a card base in Magenta Madness measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut out a matt layer in Basic Black to measure 10cm x 14.4cm
  3. Cut out  piece of whisper white card stock to measure 9.7cm x 14.1cm.
  4. Stamp the rose images randomly in Magenta Madness ink and the leaves in Just Jade ink.
  5. Glue this layer to the Basic Black matt layer and allow to dry.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark™ink on a piece of Basic Black card stock. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. Cut out using a die from the Painted Labels Dies.
  7. Secure a piece of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon to the top third of the stamped piece and secure at the back with Tear n Tape.
  8. Use Black Dimensionals to secure the sentiment over the top of the ribbon
  9. Tie a bow with  a piece of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and secure to the left hand side of the sentiment. with Glue Dots.
  10. Pop the stamped layers up onto the Magenta Madness card base with Black Dimensionals.





Thank you for visiting my blog today!

I hope you are keeping well at this time. There are so many people struggling with our current situation. Make sure that you reach out and connect with people at this time. I am sure it will make a difference.




The 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue is out now! 

If you would like a copy and don't have a demonstrator feel free to contact me for a FREE copy.  

The August - December Mini Catalogues have just arrived at my door! My regular customers will be receiving their copy soon!

Take care!


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