Colour INKspiration #06

Hello!  Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration for the month of March.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries we got for the first challenge for March – #05.  You can see them on our Colour INKspiration Facebook page.

Colour INKspiration #06 gives us a great combination of rich & fresh colours – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral & all things gold!

For me, I just couldn’t move away from the Middle Eastern luxury feel – which led me back to my favourite elephant!!!

He’s definitely around for the next 2 months – so I’m going to be making the most of him!

How cute is the gold touch on his caparison?  That was inspired by this super cute pink elephant card made by Robyn Cardon.

I carried through the colours to create a fun inside of the card too…

I love splatters and have quite a few stamp sets that work well to create that bottom left to top right splatter pattern!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook page to see what other stampers are creating with these colours & to share you own creation.

Speaking of amazing creations (because I know yours will be), please hop on to the gorgeous Lou Kitzelman and see hers.  This lady is a never ending bottle of talent!

Thanks for supporting Colour INKspiration.

We’ve been dazzled by your contributions & amazed by how many people keep joining the fun!


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Sale-A-Bration 3rd release

As we near the end of the Sale-A-Bration period, Stampin’ Up! have released 8 more options for you to choose as Sale-A-Bration rewards.  See the list below.

I’m doing an order tonight, so if I can add anything for you, please let me know!

If you’d like to shop online, please visit my online store.  Use the host code: BCXWWYKA to qualify for another free gift from me!

Personalised Christening Wishes

I had the pleasure of being asked to make a personalised Christening card last week.

For me, the personal touch is one of the biggest bonuses of making cards!

My inspiration for the layout came from Vanessa Webb’s beautiful anniversary card.

I love all the layers & texture of this style of card.

A close up of the cross feature…

How I told you how much I love those doilies???  I bet I have!!!

And the Stitched Shapes – oh my!

So many pretty things to love – and make into sweet personalised cards like this one.


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Get Your Glimmer before it’s G-O-N-E!!!

There’s a wee bit of panic in the US at the moment because their stocks of the beautiful 6×6″ glimmer paper in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue have run out!

This is one of my all-time favourite SAB gifts!!!

We still have some in the Australian warehouse, but I can’t guarantee how long it will last!

If *have* to have some, then you’ll need to place an order ASAP!  It’s free with every $90 spent.

I’m doing an order tomorrow evening – let me know if you’d like to add anything.

Or, if you want to get in today (just to be sure), then shop online.  Use the host code: BCXWWYKA to qualify for another free gift from me!


This glittery cardstock really is stunning!

It comes in Bermuda Bay…

Sweet Sugarplum…

And Mint Macaron….

Three colours I find it hard to resist!

If you’re going to be sad to miss out on this Sale-A-Bration item – or any other – then don’t leave your order til the last week of March!

They are only available while stocks last or until 31st March 2017 – whichever comes first!!!


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Stamp Review Crew – Oh So Succulent

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop, where international demonstrators on the crew get together to showcase a chosen stamp set.

Today, we are celebrating the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating Succulent Framelits.

Who knew there were so many ideas you could use for succulents???

They are super popular right now and I am in awe of some of the incredibly life-like creations I’ve been seeing from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!

Did you love what Charlet created using the succulents???  Don’t forget that this post forms part of a ‘hop’ which means if you click on the next button below, you can visit a number of different blogs – all featuring projects with the same stamp set.  Great for inspiration!


My share for today is a project set using the stamp set for the card and the framelits to create a little potted succulent.

The card was fun to make using the sweet little succulent flowers.

I inked up the outline stamp in my chosen colour and stamped.  I then inked up the solid stamp in the same colour, but stamped off onto my scrap to get a lighter tone.

I find this order the easiest way to line it all up – but experiment to find the strategy that works best for you.

For the embossed heart strip, I created a slight variation in colour by inking up my embossing folder with Sahara Sand ink before putting my cardstock in and running it through the Big Shot.

This means the hearts stayed lighter and the background had a slighter darker tone.


I’m often on the lookout for cute little gifts to give to friends on their birthday.  I {LOVE} gift giving!

These little succulent pots are just perfect!

Start by cutting 2 of each size of the succulent flowers.  I used Mint Macaron cardstock and was able to get all the flowers I needed from 1/2 an A4 sheet of cardstock.

Sponge each flower with Tip Top Taupe or Crumb Cake ink to add a more natural look, then sponge the edges with Rich Razzleberry ink.

Glue the flowers one on top of each other – start with the largest size & work your way down to the smallest.  Offset the flowers to create a full succulent look.

Once your flower is constructed, it’s time to ‘plant’ it.

In Australia, you can get the pots from the craft section of Kmart.

I hot glued a polystyrene ball into the bottom (50mm – available from Spotlight).  This provides a great base for you to glue your succulent onto.

Fill the gap between the ball & the succulent with little pebbles.  I found the perfect size pebbles at Bunnings.

I finished decorating the pot with some burlap ribbon & a Sweet Sugarplum bow.

These are easy to create – just a little inky with all that sponging!

Shampoo & dishwashing liquid both work well for inky fingers!!!


For the next lot of succulent inspiration, you are heading to the east coast of Australia to see what Bruno has come up with.

Thanks for hopping with us!


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CASEing the Catty #120 Urban Underground

Hello!  Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

You’re joining me & my demonstrator friends as we share projects we’ve created that are inspired by the photos within the pages of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

To “CASE” is to Copy & Share Everything.  Or Copy & Selectively Edit.  It’s a great way to make the most of your Stampin’ Up! catalogue!

We’re steadily making our way through the Occasions catalogue and today’s hop features the Urban Underground section of the catalogue & adjoining pages.

I love the Urban Underground suite!  One of my favourite colour combinations is yellow, white & black/gray.

This is the photo that caught my eye today…

Have close look at the card on the bottom right.

Did you know you can make a shaker pocket on a card using a cello bag?

How clever are the creative team at Stampin’ Up!???

It’s so easy to do.  Just measure your bag size, cut a piece of DSP or cardstock to fit, add your shaker pieces and seal!

You can then attach this to your card base and add all the embellishments you want.


The Urban Underground suite was designed to be blokey & masculine – and it’s great for that!!!

But, if you follow my blog, you will have seen some of my ‘girls like … too’ cards.

I thought this design would be perfect for that theme.

By changing up the tools to think & adding in traditional girly pink, this card goes from a sorry card to a tribute to a bestie!

Maybe one who has her own set of tools – because “girls like tools too”!

The loose screws & bolts in the cello bag move around as the card moves.

There’s not as much movement as a traditional shaker card – but enough to make it fun!

I decorated the inside of this card with more of the Build It Framelit die pieces.

How cool is the ruler?


This really is the easiest shaker card you’ll ever make.

So easy, that I whipped up another one in an ice cream theme.

The sprinkles punch (which has been gathering dust!) is perfect for the filling and goes great with the sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp set.

Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added some swirly strawberry sauce to the ice cream.

Accidentally dropping it before it was dry added some extra texture!  I’m so impatient with waiting for things to dry!!!

The inside of this card was easy to decorate using the Tasty Treats Washi Tape.


Be sure to have a go at this style of shaker card.  You won’t believe how easy & mess free it is!!!

Please keep following the blog hop for more inspiring projects.

Next up is the gorgeous Rachel!

We’ve love for you to upload your own Urban Underground inspired creation to our Facebook page.  Join the fun!!!

Happy creating!


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Stylish Silver Celebrations

It’s time to celebrate again for our Stampin’ Up! team – Paper Adventures!

Joanne has worked extremely hard at her business over the past 6 months and earned herself a promotion to Silver!!!

{CONGRATULATIONS JOANNE!}


I try to recognise and reward my team as much as possible – it’s the fun part of being in a team!

My colour combination was silver (of course) and one of my favourite colours – Sweet Sugarplum with a ‘celebrate you’ theme.

So pretty!!!

A special occasion calls for special effort – so I embellished the inside too!

And of course, a gift with the same theme…


If you think being a part of a Stampin’ Up! team would be fun for you, then we’ve always got our arms open for more Australians! (Sorry everyone else, Stampin’ Up! have strict rules on borders).

Joining our Paper Adventures team is easy & a fabulous deal – especially at the moment!

Joining Stampin’ Up! is just $169.

Until the end of March 2017, this cost gets you a full customisable (ie, you choose everything that goes into it) kit with $235 of products in it, a business supply kit (in case you want this – if you don’t, I’ll have it!) AND {TWO} extra stamp sets (of any value!).

Did I mention free postage on all of that?

*** After 31st March 2017, the starter kit will still be available but the 2 extra stamp sets won’t be included.


Once you’ve joined, the journey is up to you.  You can buy, sell and join in the fun for as long as it suits you & your quarterly minimums are $455 (or more).  Once it stops being fun, you simply stop being an active demonstrator.

If you want more info, please email me.

If you’re excited to join – follow this link to join the fun!

An example of a great value starter kit…

This is just an idea – you can put whatever you like in your kit to the value of $235 & 2 extra stamp sets!

It’s so exciting!!!  If you’re not sure about joining, my advice is to just do it!  And then take it from there!

I’d love to be writing more of these posts and celebrating more amazing people!!!


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