"Scrappy" Card

Stampin up posy punch
Using the sketch from SFF
I took one look at my desk & thought I'd have a go using some of my scraps.
Pleasantly surprised how quickly I came up with this!

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SU ink: Wild Wasabi
SU card: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo, Pool Party
SU stamps: Posy Punch
SU punch: Lace Border, Fancy Flower, Boho Blossoms
SU other: Embossing Polka Dot, Tiny Brad

Strawberry Pouch

Stampin up fruit and flowers
Using the theme "strawberries & cream" from MMM. The children made these pouches at Craft Club - hence the little pack of strawberry nuggets tucked inside!
These pouches are quite thick once all folded up, so really are best made with paper. DSP works fabulously, but the girls fancied some stamping so we used standard copier paper. If you'd like to know how to get the gingham effect paper, take a look at my tips and techniques page.

Instructions to make the pouch are as follows:

- Start with a square of paper (I used 21cm)
- Fold in half to make a triangle

- Fold the top peak of the triangle down to the middle fold
(like you are making a paper aeroplane)
-Repeat on the other side
- Fold the peak down to meet the start of the side fold lines
- Fold the bottom corner into the middle
- Repeat on the other side

- Glue the flaps down and hey presto a perfect pouch for a little gift!

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SU ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi
SU card: Wild Wasabi
SU stamps: Fruit & Flowers
SU other, Embossing Stripes, Embossing Polka Dots, Punch Circle, Punch Corner

In(k)spire Me!


I recently found a new challenge In(k)spire Me and my first card entered was picked as the winner!

Thank-you girls!

They have a sketch challenge this week - go take a look!


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Kitchen Inspiration

one layer card

OLW 93 asked us to look to the kitchen for inspiration. How about this napkin design! I masked a strip to stamp on and then did a couple of scored lines either side of the stamped panel.

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SU ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Blue, Lucky Limeade
SU card: Whisper White
SU stamp: Bright Blossoms
SU other: Simply Scored

Christmas Trees

Stampin up pennant parade

LIM is calling for paper piecing. I stamped the 4 pennant stamps on the 4 different designs from the Brights Paper Stack as well as plain card. The sentiment is from Curly Cute. The colours are from Dynamic Duos (well as close as I could get!) and the sketch is from Stampin Queens.

I'm also going for 52CCT's challenge for glitter and Crafty Hazelnut's challenge to use ink. Wow how many challenges!!!

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SU ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake
SU paper: Old Olive Paper Stack
SU stamp: Pennant Parade, Curly Cute
SU other: Punch Pennant

Pretty in Pink

Stampin up Beautiful Wings

Using sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday and the pink challenge from CAS-Friday.



I used a combination of stamps from several sets! The tiny stamped butterflies are from Elementary Elegance; Thank You sentiment is from Just Believe and the little "so very much" is from Sprinkled Expressions. The central pink section was stamped using the large stamp from the Everything Eleanor set before being punched with the decorative punch. I got the splatter effect using the wheel stamp Sandy Speckles.


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SU card: Very Vanilla
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
SU stamp: Everything Eleanor, Just Believe, Sprinkled Expressions
SU other: Embossing Lattice, Punch Word Window, Pearls, Beautiful Wings, linen Thread


Pink Posy

Stampin Up Posy Punch

Over at CAS Friday the theme is pink.

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SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
SU stamp: Posy Punch, Everything Eleanor, Just Believe
SU other: Embossing Polka Dots, Punch Word Window

Blue & Green Happy Birthday

Stampin Up

Using this week's colour combo from colourq and sketch frenzy friday sketch #061512.  I picked up the stamp at the NEC a couple of months ago (bargain bin find for only £1 !!)

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SU ink: Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue
SU card: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue


Bling Button Flowers

Stampin Up

The June challenge at stampalot is a bingo one - I've gone for purple, polka dots and bling.

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SU ink: Wisteria Wonder
SU paper: Flirtatious
SU stamp: Button Buddies
SU other: Embossing Frames, Embossing Polka Dots


Merry Christmas Everyone

One Layer Card

A CAS monochromatic Xmas card for sparkles christmas challenge with the lyrics of Shakin Stevens "Merry Christmas Everyone" for ABC Xmas Challenge!

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SU card: Whisper White, 
SU other: White Satin Ribbon  


Dotty Happy Birthday

Stampin Up Curly Cute

Based on sketch #194 from cleanandsimple and cas-ualfridays challenge for a CAS card with polka dots.

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SU card: Whisper White, Certainly Celery
SU paper: Nursery Nest
SU ink:  Certainly Celery
SU stamp: Curly Cute
SU punch: Circle, Corner
SU other: Embossing Polka Dots, Rhinestones


Baroque Border Heart

Stampin Up

Using the colour combo from dynamic duos and LIM challenge for a one layer card with a flourish. I cut a heart from rough paper to make a mask and inked up the Baroque Border wheel with Regal Rose.  I "re-wheeled" without re-inking to get the multi-tonal effect.  That's a lot of hyphens for one sentence!  The sentiment is from the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.

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SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Regal Rose, Basic Grey
SU stamp: Baroque Border Wheel, Sprinkled Expressions


Pearl Bouquet

Stampin Up

Over at Make it Monday the challenge is for a birthday card with pearls - a similar challenge can be found over at just-add-ink.  

A bouquet of flowers from the stamp set For Everything, a couple of flowers raised with 3Dimensionals and a sprinkling of pearls (the flower stalks are from Everything Eleanor)

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SU card: Very Vanilla
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
SU stamp: For Everything, Everything Eleanor
SU other: pearls


Snowy Snowman

Stampin Up

Another CAS monochromatic Xmas card for abcchristmaschallenge and sparkles christmas challenge.  Also satisfies cas-ualfridays request for dots!

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SU card: Whisper White, Night of Navy
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas
SU punch: Circle, Corner
SU other: Embossing Polka Dots


Vase of Flowers

Stampin Up

Using the colour combo of lavender, green and grey from CR84FN.  

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SU ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Basic Grey
SU stamp: Button Buddies
SU other: Lucky Limeade twine