Beachy Little Christmas


I certainly hope you all had a lovely relaxing & happy Christmas spending time with family & friends.

I created the card today some time ago, originally for a blog hop but it completely slipped my mind.

When I first saw Beachy Little Christmas  in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue, I saw a wreath using the shells.  I’m quite happy with the result.  In fact, we eventually did it in one of our classes & the ladies loved it especially when they could see another way of using the images.  I must say the set suits our lifestyle down the coast of Australia.

The images have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured with the Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.

It’s a little different but one I’m happy with.

Don’t forget if you click on the link below, you can download your own tutorial to create your card.  The tutorial includes a list of supplies plus measurements (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




286. Christmas Wishes – Beachy Little Christmas



Basic Sponging meets…

… the beach & the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.


Our card today is one we created in our class a couple of weeks ago.  You may have seen the 1st one I shared with you already.   I love it when I can get multiple uses from my Stamps & Dies & this is just one of those occasions where I am doing a happy dance & created Beach Huts.  You can see another card I created using the same Edgelits here.

In our classes we have started on Techniques & the ladies are loving them.  I have a list that they would like to try out so that saves me trying to think of new ones to teach.

Don’t forget you are able to download the Technique Tutorials for FREE by clicking on the Free Techniques Tutorials Page.  Yes, SU! Demos are able to use them for their classes too.  The page will be updated every 2 weeks with new techniques.

To grab your Free Tutorial to create your own card, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


272. Celebrate – Hometown Greetings Edgelits


Happy Retirement


G’Day Stampers,

Once again I’ve been playing with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies & have been wanting to use them other than for Christmas.  We created 2 cards in our class on Friday using the same Dies but both very different which I will share with you later on in the week.

For my card today, I cut 3 of the houses from Whisper White CS using the smaller Die & then cut them back to the size & shape I wanted before colouring with the Watercolour Pencils so that they looked like beach huts.

For my scene, I masked off a circle for the sun punched using the 1/2” Circle Punch & then coloured with the Watercolour Pencils.  Once the mask was removed I lightly coloured the sun with the Daffodil Delight Pencil & carried it through onto the ocean.  The sun was highlighted with the Clear Wink of Stella.

A circle has been cut into a piece of Whisper White CS overlapping on the left hand side of the Card using the Layering Circles Framelits.

The chair is from Colourful Seasons (available in a Bundle) & has been stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Bermuda Bay & the seat in Crumb Cake Inks.  The drink is in Pumpkin Pie.

The branch has been stamped in Crumb Cake while the flowers are in Daffodil Delight.  To pop them a little more, I then added Pumpkin Pie to the centres & blended with the Blender Pen.

The piece of scenery was then adhered behind the stamped Whisper white & trimmed from the left hand side before layering onto a piece of Crumb Cake CS & then to the Base Card – Bermuda Bay.  The beach huts were then adhered in place with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments & stamped direct onto the Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black.  To finish the card I randomly adhered Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front & flower centres.

Why not give it ago & check out your stamps & Dies with new eyes.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Beachy Little Birthday


G’Day Stampers,

I am trying to get back into the swing of things but I am finding it hard to do.  Once you get out of a routine, it is sometimes very had to get back into it.

My card today is one we created last Friday in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class.  The ladies loved how you could use it for all occasions.  It has been created using the lovely little “Beachy Little Christmas” set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  I fact, I will be honest & say this is my favourite set in the catalogue.

I know the catalogue is jam packed with gorgeous new product, but this set screams “ME!”.  It is a wonder you didn’t hear me yelling from where you live as I was so happy to see something like this. Thank you Stampin’ Up!September

Don’t forget when shopping in my Online Shop to use September’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

To download your Free Tutorial to create your own card, just click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


262. Happy Birthday – Beachy Little Christmas

Beachy Little Christmas Birthday

For Mum…

Today’s card is a CASE from the Summer Mini, although I have changed a couple of things.  I’ve loved the look of this card from the first time I opened the mini.

Cut base card using Riding Hood Red Cardstock
Cut So Saffron Cardstock – 5″ x 3 1/2″ or 12.5cm x 9cm
Run this piece through your Bigshot using Embossing Folder Square Lattice
Adhere to base card
Cut Pear Pizzazz Cardstock – 4 1/2″ x 2″ or 11.5cm x 5cm
Cut Whisper White Cardstock – 4 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 11cm x 4.5cm
Using Pear Pizzazz Ink, stamp image twice onto the Whisper White Cardstock
Colour buds using your Watercolour Pencils
Using a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp images again & cut out

Adhere 2 cut out images over the stamped images using SU Dimensionals
Adhere Whisper White to Pear Pizzazz & then to base card down the RHS
Stamp 3 flower images onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock using Riding Hood Red Cardstock & cut out
Apply flowers to card using SU  Dimensionals
Adhere Basic Pearls to middle of flowers
With a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock & Pear Pizzazz Ink, stamp sentiment
Using Oval Punch Extra Large, punch sentiment & adhere to card
The sentiment I’ve used for this card makes for a great greeting birthday/general card for your mum or a Mother’s Day card.
 Supplies –
Stamp Set – Blessed Mother, Well Scripted
Inks – Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
Punches – Oval Extra Large
Embossing Folder – Square Latice
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy!

Happy New Year…

I think this challenge & card represent the celebrations of last night. 

It is actually an Inspiration Challenge from Utah Diva International

What else could I use but the Stamp Set – Cheers to You. It was just screaming out “Cheers”
Cut Wisper White Cardstock & score in half to form base card
Cut piece of Whisper White Cardstock

Using Stamp-ma-Jig to ensure your images are stamped in a straight line, stamp 3 images onto the Cardstock
Cut larger piece of Whisper White & adhere to the image piece
Cut yet another larger piece of Whisper White & adhere to previous piece
Adhere all 3 pieces of Whisper White to base card
Using Watercolour Pencils, colour images
Stamp Sentiment down RHS of bse card using Basic Gray Ink

Result – 10 mintue card!
Please excuse my colouring in on this card, but now I like to think that some of the drinks were actually on the side a little!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, A Word for You
Inks – Basic Gray
Cardstock – Whisper White
Accessories – Snail Glue, Watercolour Pencils, Stamp-ma-Jig
Until next time, Enjoy!

Black & White…

The group I belong to has just postsed our weekly challenge.  Well to be truthful it was a couple of days ago & I’ve just gotten round to completing it.  I love doodling & always think it calls for a very “simple & clean” card.
Challenge 101

Week of December 27 – January 5 Doodling

This week we are creating a project that includes doodling. Doesn’t matter what kind or where. Grab your markers and doodle away.
Cut your base card using Whisper White Cardstock
Cut piece of Basic Black Cardstock & another piece in Whisper White
Stamp image onto Whisper White using Basic Black ink & colour in with your Watercolour Pencils
Adhere 3 Basic Jewels to the top LHS of the card

Adhere Whisper White to Basic Black & adhere to card base

With your Stampin’ Write Journaler – Basic Black, doodle around the edges of the card
Inking your sentiment in Basic Black, stamp directly onto card
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Every Moment, Well Scripted
Ink – Basic Black
Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories – Snail Glue, Watercolour Pencils, Basic Jewels,
Stampin’ Write Journal – Basic Black
Why not have a go yourself?
Until next time, Enjoy!

Tropical Summer…

I made this card a couple of weeks ago & suddenly realised I hadn’t posted it.

I’ve done a bit of a different fold for this card.  Still using your standard size card, I folded the top half of the card in half again.

I’ve used the “Island Oasis” DSP from the latest Mini-Catalogue & adhered DSP down the RHS, while ashering the opposite side of the DSP down the LHS.  All SU® DSP is double-sided, which means you receive twice as much DSP.

Using Whisper White on Rose Red Cardstock, I adhered it to the top half of the folded back section of the card.

I then stamped the images in Old Olive onto the Whisper White.  Using scraps of Whisper White, I stamped the flower in Rose Red, while the coconut was stamped in Chocolate Chip.  The umbrella was coloured in using my Watercolour Pencils.

I cut both the flower & coconut out & using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhered to the card.  I then stamped the greeting in Rose Red.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tropical Party, Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise
DSPIsland Oasis*
Accessories – Snail Glue, Stampin’ Dimensional, Watercolour Pencils

* Summer Mini-Catalogue

If any of the instructions do not make sense, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, Enjoy!

Boy’s Card…

Warning – Sunglasses required!!!!!!!!!!!

Go on over & have a go at the great challenge they have – details below –

“This week our challenge is to create a card for the special men in our lives, and it’s always a good thing to have a card or two in our stash to celebrate their special day! Your challenge this week is to make a masculine birthday card. No tricks or a recipe to follow… Simply create a card for that special guy in your life to celebrate his birthday.”
Supplies –
Ink – Brilliant Blue, Basic Black
Cardstock – Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Stamp Set – Birthday Whimsy – Retired
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, Watercolour Pencils
Non-SU – Stamp

Until next time, Enjoy! 

Technique Class….

G’Day Stampers

We had a Technique Class today. Fun Fun Fun!  We all had a great time, especially me!

We did a couple of techniques, including Water Colour using Pencils & Aqua Painter.

Supplies –
Stamp Set– Wagon Full of Fun
Cardstock – Ruby Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink – Chocolate Chip
DSP – Sleep Slumber Speciality
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue,
Aqua Painter, Water Colour Pencils, Brads – Ruby Red, Mat Pack

Until next time