Sunday, 19 February 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 51 -

Hello and welcome to my blog.You may have arrived from the delightful Allison 
and I can't wait to see what she has made...
Every fortnight Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that
we use and here is the one we are using
For my card tonight I started with Crumbcake as the base and used a strip of Dapper Denim that I embossed using the Petal Burst textured Impressions embossing folder
I wanted to use all the 2016-18 In Colors but the Emerald Envy seemed a bit over powering for the flowers.
So I settled on using the softer Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.
I forgot to go back and look at the sketch until
I had finished my card and then I realised
I had forgotten to add a sentiment.....No room now for a
sentiment. Oh well next time I will check the sketch..again  
 I used the versamark and stamped the little bunch of flowers from the stampset onto the
crumbcake so it didn't look so empty!
Added the Pearls and I was finished.

Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto the amazing Barbara

If you would like to order any of the products I have used
or ask me a question 
on my card you 
can contact me on

Until next time
Bye for now

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Botanical Blooms stampset, Botanical Builder Framelits

Cardstock & DSP: Crumb Cake cardstock, Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Dapper Denim cardstock, Peekaboo Peach cardstock, Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Basic Black cardstock 

Ink: Versamark

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels

Sunday, 5 February 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 50 - WOW!

Well hello and welcome to our INKspired blog hop and it is number 50! You may have popped across from the delightful Allison
and I can't wait to see what she has made..
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that we use each fortnight and below is the one we are working with tonight.
I had a few card ideas going through my head .....
I have a friend's birthday coming up this week so 
decided a birthday card was in order.
I chose the lovely Flirty Flamingo for the base card and sponged Versamark around the edge. I then used a piece of Flirty Flamingo from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.
I cut a piece of Whisper White smaller than the DSP
and used the large flower from the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

The words were from the Dragonfly Dreams stampset
I then did some gentle sponging over the whisper white using Flirty Flamingo ink.

Love the beautiful DSP coming up from under the flower.

Thank you for stopping by 
tonight and
now it is onto the gorgeous Barbara
and I always love what she makes 

Bye for now.
If you would like any further details 
regarding how to make my card
just drop me a line at

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Dragonfly Dreams stampset, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Cardstock & DSP: Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 2016 - 2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack 

Ink: Archival Basic Black, Versamark, Flirty Flamingo ink

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Sponges, Stampin' Trimmer

Sunday, 22 January 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 49 -

Welcome to our blog hop tonight.
You may have come straight here 
or hopped across from the delightful Allison
and I love seeing what she has made for us
Teneale gives us a sketch that we all use
each fortnight as you will see 

Now what to make? This is sooo hard with all the new product that we have to play with.......
Had to use one of my favourites again -
Beautiful You

Started with the base card of 5" square
using Watermelon Wonder - (I will be sad to see it leave us this year....sigh)
Cut another layer and embossed it using the new
Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder but it looks like lovehearts falling - so cute.

Used a strip of crumbcake with Very Vanilla Lace trim attached.
Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and because I wanted the words to stand out - I stamped the lady in Smoky Slate and coloured her in using the new Watercolour pencils lightly.
Then I stamped the words over the top with the
Archival Basic Black ink.

Thank you
for dropping in to see what we have made
Now it is onto the gorgeous Barbara
and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 48 -

Well welcome to 2017 - hope you had a 
lovely christmas and new year.
You may have hopped across from the delightful 
Alison McLeod
and I can't wait to see what she has made for us
I have decided to use one of my favourite Sale-a-bration stampsets - Hey Chick and it comes in either wood mount or clear.
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch to use each fortnight - so pull up a chair and  grab a cuppa 
or a wine and take the time to hop around all the posts!
So here is our first sketch for 2017
Hmmm a square card - I don't do many so what
size should I do? Well I googled it!
LOTS OF COMMENTS - majority went for
4", 5" or 6" square cards. What size do you make?
I have made a 5" card and I have made my standard card to show the difference.
Now here is my square card with the frizzle chooks heads only - aren't they cute and below is a pic of a real one!

Then I made a standard card as well to show you

Then here are the two cards together

What did I use -
Started with Mint Macaron as the main card and then added a Very Vanilla layer that had been embossed
with Softly Falling and sponged with Mint Macaron ink around the edge.
A strip of Mint Macaron on top of the embossed Very Vanilla.
Then stamped the Frizzle chook and used the smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
Colored them in using the new Watercolor pencils on 
page 24 of the new Occasions catalogue.
I didn't add a sentiment to the front.
That's all.

Thank you for stopping by now it is onto the talented
Barbara Williams - I love her cards

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop - earning free product

THEME: Products from the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues – a feature bundle or group of products from the Occasions Catalogue that will earn customers a free SAB product. 

Hello everyone I am using one of my favourite stamp sets from the new Occasions cattie - there are so many I love!

Beautiful You stampset can be purchased in either wood or clear on page 24.
 I started with Blushing Bride cardstock and added a piece from the gorgeous
Falling in Love DSP on page 51.
I stamped the lady using Archival Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured the first lady with the watercolor pencils  on page 24. I backed the lady with Rose Red cardstock. 
In this second card I have placed the color onto the Very Vanilla and then used my Blender Pen to move the color around using small circles. 

Now lastly when you have purchased your goodies and ordered $90. before postage you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration cattie and below is my favourite - Hey Chick
Just love these guys and I have the real ones running around as well!

Thank you for joining us tonight on this hop - just love all the creative ideas! Now it is onto

Juan Ambida

Sunday, 11 December 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 47 -

Hi and welcome to our 47th hop. 

You may have landed here or hopped across from the delightful 
Allison McLeod and I can't wait to see
what she has made this fortnight
These hops occur fortnightly and Teneale gives us a sketch 
that we all work with.
Now here is the sketch for this fortnight
I wasn't quite sure what to make with this sketch

I decided to use the Fancy Frost Speciality DSP. I sponged a circle over the DSP using Dapper Denim.

I then cut the circle from one of the Delicate White Doilies and sponged it in place which gave a deeper blue to the area. Guess what I cut two doilies instead of one - sometimes hard to pull apart!!!
Then I stamped the Birthday Blooms rose and coloured it in using a Blender pen and Dapper Denim ink. Used a mixture of greens for the leaves including Old Olive. 
I then cut the rose and left only the main flower and leaves
to stick on my card!
I was a bit naughty as I didn't add a sentiment....

Thank you for joining us tonight.
Please take the time to hop around all the blogs.
Now it is onto the gorgeous

Barbara Williams and I can't wait to see what she has made

Bye for now
If you would like any products that
I have used for my card
contact me at

List Of Products:

Stamps:Birthday Blooms Stampset

Cardstock & DSP:Dapper Denim cardstock, Fancy Frost Speciality DSP, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:Archival Basic Black, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, In Color 2016-2018 Stampin' Write Markers

Other odds and ends required:Snail Adhesive, Sponges,Blender Pen,Delicate White Doilies

ESAD 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek Blog Hop -

Hello and welcome to the ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue 
and Sale-a-Bration sneak peek. What a mouthful to say but this is such an exciting time for us 
and our customers - we all love January till March as you get free product when you spend $90.00 in Australia).
You may have hopped across from
Cheryl Algie and I can't wait to see
what she has made.

I went with the beautiful stampset High Tide which I am loving. Made a main card first then made a few tags.

Such a great set to work with. Applied a tag to one of
our clear tiny treat boxes that are
in the main catalogue.
 Used the burlap ribbon for the tags

Hope you enjoyed my sneak peek.

Thank you for joing us on this hop tonight
now it is on to 
Rebekah Crisp