Monday, 15 May 2017

What Will You Stamp 116 #WWYS116

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 116.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

This weeks set is Vertical Greetings and I must admit I have only just purchased this set!




You can never have too many birthday cards so that is what I did with it!





I am really enjoying making bright and bold cards.
Using the pictures from a particular set on the background makes it look not so plain.
The picture was coloured with stampin' write markers and stamped onto the whisper white cardstock.
  • Stamps: Vertical Greetings
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist (coming next month), Emerald Envy, Early espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.
  • Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy and Festive Birthday DSP
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Glitter Enamel Dots (coming next month) and Wink of Stella


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Colour INKspiration #09


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which has over 1300 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You hopped on over from Rebeccas page


Now this colour combo looked a bit like gerberas to me so I made some 3D ones.... Then the internet was flooded with them so I went back to the drawing board and made a card with some on. I really didn't want to use new product just yet but this is what came into my head so I went with it.




I hope you are enjoying these colour challenges as I am surely challenged each fortnight which is wonderful as I love a bit of a challenge



  • Stamps: Daisy Delight and sentiment from Wood Words (upcoming Annual Catalogue)
  • Card: Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Whisper White
  • Ink: Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler & Pool Party
  • Tools: Stylish Stems framelits with the bigshot and Daisy Punch (upcoming Annual Catalogue)
  • Embelishments: Clear Faceted Gems (upcoming Annual Catalogue) & Dimensionals



https://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017/05/10/colour-inkspiration-09/






    Now to go and see what my gorgeous friend Kelly has done with these colours

    Monday, 8 May 2017

    What Will You Stamp? WWYS#115

    What Will you Stamp Challenge number 115.
    I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
    I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

    This weeks set is Beautiful You!! Gorgeous


    This is such a beautiful set and I must admit I haven't used it nearly as much as I would have liked.

    I thought I would use it very simply this week with a little paper piecing.



    There are a couple of sneak peeks from the upcoming annual catalogue in this card as well.....
    Can you spot them??
    • Stamps: Beautiful You
    • Ink:  Memento Black
    • Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Colour Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June)
    • Tools:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits (avail 1 June)  with the bigshot.
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, 3/8" Ruched Dapper Denim Ribbon


    To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

    Sunday, 7 May 2017

    ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop



    Hello from the ever so talented Lou's Page



    I tried to make something a little different to what I have seen floating around the internet so here are my two cards.



    I made this one first as I am loving the new in Colour Lemon Lime Twist and I am missing one of my besties in Busselton so I think it might be going her way very soon.....



    Then I decided on an easel card with the new stickers as the feature in the centre of the medallion. I tried to use the DSP as a different background but I feel it has made this card a little busy.
    Oh well someone will love it!







    • Stamps: Eastern Beauty
    • Ink:  Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig
    • Card: Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Emerald Envy, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Gold and Silver Foil and Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.
    • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits and Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies with the Bigshot
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Glitter Enamel Dots and Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers

    Be amazed as next on this hop is Kim Oliver





    https://kocreationscards.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/esad-eastern-place-suite-blog-hop.html



    If you get lost along the way

    Blog Hop Participants:
    3. Nicole Wilson You are Here!

    Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    Colour INKspiration #08


    What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
    Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
    I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
     Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1300 members and see what it’s all about.

    Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
    The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
    Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
    Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
    If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

    You have hopped from Julia's page


    These colours are very Autumn to me so I couldn't resist and pulled out a new set coming out very very soon.






    These cards are always the hard ones to make if they are along the sympathy lines.
    It could also be given to someone who has just had surgery or not feeling the best.

    I made it into a card which folded into the centre on the front and had the leaves so they overlapped the opposite panel for a point of difference..
    • Stamps: Colorful Seasons
    • Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso
    • Card: Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede and Early Espresso
    • Tools: Seasonal Layers with the bigshot
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals & Burlap Ribbon


    http://stampingt.com.au/blog/colour-inkspiration-08/






    Now check out Tanya's gorgeous card.

    Monday, 24 April 2017

    What Will You Stamp? WWYS #113

    What Will you Stamp Challenge number 113.
    I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
    I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

    This weeks set is

    A pretty girly set

    I missed last week as it is school holidays over here and we went away with our family.


    I have actually used the other two Fairies in other cards so I thought I would use the one that still had its backing on.





    This picture shows that the panel is actually see through to the inside of the card. You also get a sneak peek with one of the new in colours coming this year......
    • Stamps: Fairy Celebration
    • Ink:  Stayz On, Berry Burst, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Real Red, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide, Delightful Dijon, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride
    • Card: Whisper White, Shimmer, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo and Clear Acetate (window sheet)
    • Tools: Aqua Painter and Layering Ovals Framelits with the bigshot.
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals


    To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

    Sunday, 23 April 2017

    ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop





    Welcome from Kirrkie's blog.
    I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.




    I am really sad to see these products retiring so soon and this set has sold out in Clear mount in Australia.



    Our nephew turned 16 last week, he works in a hardware store so this set was the perfect set to use for his card.... where did that time go? He also got his L plates, congratulations Noah x

    My husband also had a big birthday the week before and I made another side waterfall card for him.
    He loved it!





    I really love this set and I don't think I will ever part with it as its brilliant for man cards.



    Items used for both sets of cards

    • Stamps: Nailed It and Birthday Bright
    • Ink:  Memento, Delightful Dijon, Real Red
    • Card: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Urban Underground Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer, Silver Foil
    • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Build It Framelits and Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the bigshot
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals  

    Next on this amazing hop of talented people is Carly.


    https://cardsbycarly.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/stampin-up-retirement-blog/