29 July 2013

New Images over at Bizzy Becs!

Hi there! I am just popping in to share a card I made using one of the adorable new Tiddly Ink images that are available through the Bizzy Becs Online Store. This cutie is called 'Celebrate Joyfully' and you can pre-order her now from HERE.

Image: Tiddly Inks Celebrate Joyfully, greeting by Hero Arts.
Other: Kaiser Rhinestones, stitching, Copic Markers

Stay tuned because I will have another card to share using these adorable images soon!

26 July 2013

Just Add Ink #175 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday stamping friends!

It's a really windy stormy day here so I am thankful to be inside for at least the next couple of hours before I have to go and pick the girls up.  My eldest daughter and I are going to the cinemas tonight to see 'The Heat' and have Gold Class passes (that's the fancy seats with waiter service!) so we are quite excited about our night out.

But for now, I have a card to share with you for this week's sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink. Firstly, here is the sketch. I hope you can play along!

And this is my card, using some cute new panda stamps from There She Goes Clear Stamps. I have coloured her with Copic markers.

22 July 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #95

Happy Monday everyone! Today is the last day of school holidays here, so I am enjoying a nice quiet day at home with the girls doing a little housework, washing and hopefully a little stamping too!

I just wanted to pop in and share a card I made last night for this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here is the sketch.

And here is my card using some of the fun new Stampin' Up! colours as well as a cute new PI image from My Favorite Things.

Stamps: Image by My Favorite Things, greeting by Maya Road.
Paper: Echo Park. Cardstock in strawberry slush and coastal cabana by SU!
Other: button die by My Favorite Things, copic markers, PTI impressions plate and banner die, paper piercer, twine.

Retro Sketches #73

I loved this cute sketch challenge from Retro Sketches this week, and created this little thank you note card. It's pretty simple but sometimes that's all you need to go with a little gift, right?

Stamp: Hero Arts
Cardstock: Pool Party with matching Pool Party DSP by SU!
Other: Banner die by PTI, button from SU!, PTI impression plate.

18 July 2013

Just Add Ink #174 - Colour Challenge

Hello there!

It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink and this week we have a colour challenge for you using some of the gorgeous new colours from Stampin' Up!
But don't stress if you don't have the exact colours, just use the closest colours that you have. Which is what I had to do! My order of the new colours only arrived late yesterday but I had already created this card and didn't have time to do another one.

I have substituted the baked brown sugar with crumb cake/kraft and the coastal cabana with cool caribbean. And I have used a cute new stamp from the Sweet Stamp Shop.

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: impression plate from PTI, clear embossing powder

14 July 2013

Hello Friend ...

Here is a card I made with and adorable new stamp set I got from There She Goes Clear Stamps. How cute is this little Panda?

Stamps: Panda from There She Goes Clear Stamps, Sentiment from PTI
Paper: Bo Bunny
Other: Banner die by PTI, Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Stitching, Clear Embossing Powder

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Hi there!   I am just popping in at the end of a crazy weekend to share a card I made for the Seize The Birthday Blog.  It was meant to be for the last sketch challenge but I never got to share it in time, so I am putting it in the Anything Goes Birthday Celebration! I hope that's okay :)

Stamps: There She Goes Clear Stamps
Paper: The cute spotted paper is Happy Go Lucky by Pebbles Inc.
Other: Button, Stitching, Nestabilities, Copics

11 July 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #173 - Just Add Water

It's a challenge with a difference this week at Just Add Ink! We are challenging you to 'Just Add Water'. And you can interpret that any way you like! You can use images with water, you can use watercolours, there are so many options! So we hope you will play along with us :)

Here is my card.

Image: Bunny in the bath by Whipper Snapper Designs, Sentiment by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Paper: Bo Bunny, Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Other: Seam binding by SU!, glitter, stitching, copic markers, nestabilities, punch by SU!

10 July 2013

A tip for photographing cards

Now here is a tip I learned recently and I'm probably the last person to figure this out, but I thought I would share here just in case I wasn't.

When photographing cards that are quite 'white' I find that unless I use a very dark (preferably black) background the white on the cards can look quite pink in colour.

Here are a couple of examples.

All of these cards were taken with the same camera in the same room at the same time, no changes in settings (all on auto setting) and no post editing done other than cropping and adding the watermark.

And another:

Hope this helps someone else ... I can't believe it took me so long to figure it out myself!


Just popping in to share a quick and easy card I made yesterday using some cute new stamps I got.  The adorable fan and greeting are from The Sweet Stamp Shop and the brush stroke backgrounds are from My Favorite Things.

Happy Stamping!   I am off to enjoy a nice quiet day at home with the girls, and hopefully get a little more stamping in. I just love school holidays!

08 July 2013

Bizzy Becs July Challenge

Hi Everyone and WELCOME to another Bizzy Bec's Challenge.
The Challenge for the month of JULY is..

theme by DT Francy.

 The prize for this month is a
   "MEMORY BOX DIE".(it's a surprise ..)
 donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store.....

And here is my card:

Stamp: Magnolia
Paper: Indie Chic Paper Pad by My Minds Eye
Other: Kaiser Pearls, fence die, Copic Markers, Stitching

04 July 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #172 - Inspiration Challenge

With the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue this week, we thought it would be great to use the cover as our inspiration challenge this week. And if you haven't seen it yet, here it is.

I have created a frame for my project this week.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Ink: White pigment ink
Cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Other: Banner and frame dies by My Favorite Things, Flower dies 
and embossed frame by Stampin' Up!

01 July 2013


Hi there! I just thought I would pop in with a card I made today. It's quite a simple design using just an image and some washi tape. Of course I had to add a bit of bling just to jazz it up a little :)

Image: Puddle Jumper Maxie by Lori Boyd, sentiment by Hero Arts 
Other: Washi Tape, rhinestones by Stampin' Up!, Copic Markers
Cardstock: White and Bermuda Bay