Ahoy There

Have you heard the news?

Stampin’ Up! have given us 8 more items for the remaining of 2017 SAB.  How good is6.1 Ghosting - Juy that?

To celebrate the new release I thought I would share a card from our July 2016 Technique Treats using the “Seaside” Embossing Folder which is 1 of the FREE items when placing a $90.00 order up until 31 March 2017.

It is also showcasing the Ghosting Technique“.  If you haven’t played with this technique, you don’t know how much fun it can be.

I’ve actually used “By the Shore” Suite, Page 93 of the Annual Catalogue.  Don’t you love it when everything coordinates?  Along with the “Seaside” EF, there is the matching “By the Shore” DSP, Dapper Denim Ribbon, “By the Shore” CS Pack & not forgetting the lovely “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  Be sure to check them out.

To see another card using this technique, head on over to the Technique Page to purchase your July Technique.

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’


Don’t forget to use the March Host Code when purchasing your products



FMS 279

I created a card a couple of days ago for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & nearly 20170316_094946_resizedblogforgot to post.  So today, I am sharing with you that card.

It has actually been sent off in the post which is probably one of the reasons why I am so late in sharing & only just scrapping in for the challenge.

I decided that I wanted to play with the “High Tide” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue so teamed it up with the colours of Dapper Denim & Real Red.

Thank you team for another great challenge.  It is a great way to kick start your inspiration.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), a Supply List & Instructions.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


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Happy Birthday

I found a card on Pinterest by the very talented Kelly Kent a little while ago & loved the simple layout of her card.  Thank you so much for your inspiration Kelly.

I love the “High Tide” Stamp Set, Page 25 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I have added my own bits & pieces to the card but the layout is still the same.  I used the “By the Shore” DSP on my card, along with Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral CS.

To create your own card, click on the link above the card to download your FREE Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Happy Birthday – FMS 276

It is not often that I post on a Saturday as I usually have the day off from crafting but I’ve20170225_073820_resizedblog issued a challenge over on our FB Page that this weekend, we had to find a challenge, create a project & post it somewhere including our Page.

I’ve had my head going around the past couple of days thinking of a way to create a card using the challenge over at FMS.  Once I sort of set my mind to what I wanted to do, I was surprised at how easy my card came together.   As I hadn’t created a male card in some time, I also challenged myself to creating one for the males & think I have succeeded.  Although I will admit that I wanted to emboss the background but completely forgot about that part until after I put it together.  Oh, well!

Thank you once again to the team over at FMS for a great challenge – loved the layout!

To create your own card, click on the link above the photo for your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




FMS 273

The challenge this week over at Freshly Made Sketches is simple & easy.  You can make it fms-final-273-001what you like.  I decided to keep mine fairly simple with a little Water Colouring thrown in.

To create my card, I coloured a piece of Shimmery White CS with my Aqua Painter, Pear Pizzazz Ink for the grass, Soft Sky & Pool Party Inks for the Sky.

Once dry, I then stamped the Grass Image from the “Glamper Greetings” Stamp Set over my “grass” in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  A couple of small clouds from the “Life Me Up” Stamp Set were stamped in the sky (very had to see) in Soft Sky Ink.

I then cut the piece into 3 equal pieces before layering onto  piece of Basic Black CS leaving small edges showing around all pieces.  I originally had it layered onto Whisper White, but it did nothing for the card.  The Black makes the piece pop & the soft Water Colouring stand out a little.

The piece was layered onto a piece of Whisper White CS & then to the Base Card – Basic Black.

I have had an idea in my head about using this image after seeing Balloons in a certain way, so I set out & inked the large Balloon from “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set with Bermuda Bay Ink & Daffodil Delight using a Sponge Dauber.  I love how it turned out with the 2 colours. This was then die cut with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The small Balloon was inked in Bermuda Bay, cut with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits before it too, was adhered to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I masked off the top part of the “…..Happy Birthday” Image from the same set with Sticky Tape, inked it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, removed the mask & stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White CS.  I then cut it into a Banner Shape 1 end before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card, I tied 2 small Bows from Whisper White Twine & adhered to the Balloons with Mini Glue Dots.  The birds were hand drawn with a Project Life Journaling Pen.

Thank you once again FMS for a great sketch.  You still have time to play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



For You

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest some time ago & thought it would be great to create a male card using the same colours.  In fact, I’m not sure if they are the same colours as I’ve used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Tempting Turquoise on my card.  I also used the sentiment from “Rose Wonder“.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

My uncle who is 88, had been in hospital a couple of weeks ago & as I am not a fan of hospitals, didn’t get to visit, so I thought I would create a card for when he got home.  I didn’t want trees, etc on the card, I wanted to go for something entirely different, which is probably why this card stick in my head.  Anyhow, it is good to be a little different!

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





Ahoy There

I thought I would share with you one of the cards created from our Technique Treats #6 where we used the gorgeous Stamp Set “Seaside Shore” along with the coordinating “By the Shore” DSP and the coordinating Seaside Textured EF.  You can see more ideas on Page 92 & 93 of the 2016 Annual Catalogue.

For my card I used the Ghosting Technique along with the lovely new Dapper Denim In Colour.

Tips for when playing with the Ghosting Technique

  • The more the VersaMark is slightly dried, the better your resist image will be
  • If using Glossy Card, stamp the main image with Staz-On Ink or Archival Ink

Benefits of Technique Treats –

  • Learn new Techniques at your own pace & in the comfort of your home
  • Perfect for the SU! Demonstrators for Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • List of Supplies required to complete each card
  • Measurements for all 4 cards – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-Step photo instructions
  • 2 x Stamping Techniques with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book


  1. Randomly stamp images direct onto B – Very Vanilla in VersaMark Ink. The VersaMark will resist the sponged direct over top
  2. With Stamping Sponge, sponge Soft Sky & Mint Macaron Inks over top
  3. Continue sponging until card is covered & you are happy with the amount sponged
  4. With a soft Tissue, carefully buff card. The Ink over the VersaMark will rub off
  5. Stamp Solid Image over top in Dapper Denim Ink or leave as is
  6. Layer onto A – Calypso Coral
  7. Adhere to Technique Sample Page

To create more cards using this Technique, why not head on over to the Technique Treats Page & purchase the Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Happy Father’s Day

My card today is one I created for my Dad for Father’s Day which was at the beginning of September.

I was sort of playing around when creating it & truth be told, it was going to be a card for something else & something entirely different, but it just sort of went off on its merry way.

I don’t have a tutorial for you today, but will try & remember what I did by the photo.

An oval was cut in the middle of a piece of Whisper White Card using the large Layered Ovals 20160724_165935_resized_1blFramelits & ran it through the Big Shot.  This piece was then embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I grabbed another piece of Whisper White Card just slightly smaller than the embossed card, placed it under the embossed card & lightly drew a line around the oval with a pencil.  This gave me the area on where to sponge & stamp on the smaller piece of Whisper White Card.

This piece of card was then sponged using Stampin’ Sponges, Soft Sky, Marina Mist & Crumb Cake Inks.  The birds are from the Wetlands Stamp Set & were randomly stamped in Early Espresso Ink.  I lightly rubbed the pencil line out with a Rubber.

The embossed card was then layered onto the sponged card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, ensuring I placed a few around the outside of the oval.  It was then layered onto a piece of Marina Mist Card before layering onto the Base Card – Crumb Cake Card.

I stamped “Happy Father’s Day” from Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Card in Early Espresso Ink, cut it down to size, cut a Banner Shape either end before layering onto a piece of scrap Crumb Cake & cutting it down to size but allowing a small amount showing around all sides.  It was the adhered to the Card Front.

I hope you like my simple card today.  I know Dad did.  In fact, he always thinks I buy them!!!!!!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





Happy Birthday

For my card today I’ve used the Faux Linen Technique to create my card.  I’ve also used “The Open Sea” (Retired) – the perfect stamp set for a male.

Be sure to pop on over to the “Technique Treats” Page where you are able to purchase a Tutorial showing you more cards using this fun technique.

Sorry for the short post today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Bon Voyage

G’day Stampers,

Time seems to be flying by of late but I have been busy creating & will be sharing again as 5  June - TTof this week.  Of course, the free tutorials will still be available with the cards.

Today’s card is one I did playing with one of the techniques from the current Technique Treats – Split Negative & Spotlighting, so I thought I would see what I could come up using my extra piece left over from the Split Negative Technique, as you always end up with an extra piece.

20160610_094029_resizedwm-bAs I couldn’t find “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” at the time of creating my card, I printed “Bon Voyage” direct onto Very Vanilla Card in Early Espresso Ink & punched it out with one of my new favourite toys – the Classic Label Punch.

If you haven’t purchased any of the Technique Treats, be sure to pop over to the Technique Treats Page to find out what it is all about & to purchase your favourite Treat.  We have had great feedback which is always good to hear.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




148. Bon Voyage – Traveler