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August 27th, 2014

Cool Student

It’s time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and this time the challenge is…..

‘Back to School’.

This week, as always, we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Veronica & Pedro are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their site.

Challenge prize badge

If you use a TPS image in your creation you will receive the full $30 to spend on their gorgeous designs, and if you haven’t used a TPS image then you will win 3 Digis of your choice from their site.

The Paper Shelter have just released a new image that was perfect for this challenge so I just had to use it. It’s called Cool Student.

I’ve used the Pre-coloured image for my card.


I sure hope this says ‘Back to School’ as it’s not a big thing here in Australia so I’ve never made a card for this theme before.

My main card and layers have been cut using the Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #2 die. My main image has been printed onto Cryogen White card, cut out and layered using Stampin’ Up Oval Framelits. The same with my sentiment. I’ve added pearls to my paper layers and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here’s a close up of the image.


Stamps: Cool Student (The Paper Shelter), Feels Good (Stampin’ Up)
Card: Naturals White & Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’ Up), Cryogen White, Papers (retired Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #2, Oval Framelits (Stampin’ Up), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pearls (stash).

If you haven’t already stopped by The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog then please do so you can check out the wonderful creations the rest of the DT have come up with.

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Craftin Desert Diva’s – Back to School

Lexi’s Creations – #123 Back to School

Melonheadz Friends – Back to School

My Craft Spot – #150 Back to School

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Back to School

August 26th, 2014


It’s time for a new challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and this week we’d like you to use….

2 or more Patterned Papers in your creations.

Our sponsor for this challenge is….

Bugaboo Stamps
Bugaboo Stamps

I am using a Bugaboo image on my card today called Scene It – Ladybugs.

Here’s what I came up with.


I have printed the image onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with my Copic Markers. My image has been cut out and layered using the Large Classic & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders. My main card has been edged using the Martha Stewart ‘Around the Page’ punch set called ‘Cherish’. My papers are from My Mind’s Eye.

The colours I’ve used on my image are: Y15, Y13, Y11, YR16, YR15, YR12, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10, Bg96, BG93, BG90, BG75, BG72, BG70, W7, W5, W3 & W1.

Here’s a closer look at the image.


The layout for my card came from this Sketch from Creative Craft Cottage.

If you haven’t already stopped by the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog then pop over now and check out what the rest of the DT have created for this week’s challenge.


I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft Cottage – #26 Colour/Sketch/Digi (Sketch & Digi)

August 25th, 2014


Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has created some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration this week as always. Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop’s Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly drawing for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments!

You may have arrived from Indah’s blog but if not you can start here and work your way around by following the Hop List included in each of our posts.

Now for my creation for this week.


I recently found this great Palm Tree Candy Cup in the Silhouette Store and new I just had to have it. Of course it’s original intention is to hold some lollies but I’ve added some gel bath beads to make it look (I hope anyway) like water.

I’ve used the gorgeous Hula Hula Tilda from Magnolia’s Sea Breeze Collection (coming soon to Loves Rubberstamps) for my card today. 

My image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic Markers and then fussy cut.

The colours I’ve used are: Skin – E11,E00, E000, E0000, R20 & R30; Hair – E55, E53, E51; Bikini Top – YR02, YR01, YR00; Flowers – BG13, BG11; Grass Skirt – E44, E43, E41.

Here’s another photo…


And a close up of the image…


Your next stop for the hop is Blankina.

Now visit each of the Design Team Ladies to see their amazing projects…leave comments along the way for more chances to be our blog candy winner!

In case you get lost, here is the full line-up:

Laura – Loves Rubberstamps Blog





Nikki – You are here.




Stamps: Hula Hula Tilda (Magnolia), Sentiment – computer generated.
Card: Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green & retired DSP (Stampin’ Up), X-Press It Blending Card
Dies: Classic Small & Large Ovals (Spellbinders)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

I’m entering my card into the following challenges:

Open-Minded Crafting – #17 Last Days of Summer

Tilda’s Town – #118 Anything Goes

Come and Get It – Anything Goes with a Sentiment