JAI #71–Black & White



This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is to use Black & White only in your creation and is Challenge JAI 71.




I’m really happy with how my card turned out this week, especially since it was a bit of a rush job as I’d left it ‘last minute’ to complete. I do mean ‘last minute’ too as I was making this card at around 11pm the night it was due to be submitted. That’s not usually like me but I’d overlooked it till around 2pm that day and had other things on with my family that afternoon and evening before I could sit down and create something. I’m just glad the idea and card all came together reasonably easy. The hardest part was deciding on what words/sentiment to put on it.


Anyway enough rambling, here’s my card.


Nikki Stalker


I went for a nice clean look with this card.


Stamp sets: Tiny Tags, Punch Potpourri (Hostess set)
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals Pattern Stack – Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Two-Step Bird Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Two-Way Glue Pen, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crochet Cotten (non-SU)


So what do you think??


Till next time…..


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Well I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things in regards to creating again. This hopefully will mean I’ll be back into more regular posting again.


I have another Challenge card to share with you. It’s another colour challenge and this time it’s the Inkspiration Colour Challenge #72.


Here are the gorgeous colours provided for this week.



I started to think about this one last night but nothing was flowing so I decided to finish up the latest book I was reading and call it a night. However while I was having my shower this morning I was thinking about the colours and an idea came to me. So after getting some washing done and on the line, I then sat down to create my card and it flowed from there.



Here’s what I ended up with.


I’m really happy how this turned out. It’s a pretty clean and simple looking card but I think that’s why I like it so much. Of course those gorgeous colours have a lot to do with it too…..


So what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know.


Stamp sets: Awash With Flowers, Occasional Quotes (Hostess set)
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, In Colours Pattern Stack – Peach Parfait
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz & Peach Parfait Inkpads and Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz 1/2” Stitched Poly Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig


I’ve added a little bit of stamping to the inside to carry through the card.






Till next time….


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I’ve had a busy few days with not much time for creating although I’m not sure my ‘mojo’ is fully back as yet from that break I had anyway. Hopefully my mojo will fully return and I”ll get back to more regular posting soon.


I have managed to sit down this morning and create one card which is for 2 challenges this week.


First up is the Colour Challenge #25 from Rubber Redneck.


Color Round Up # 25


Next is the Sketch Challenge #59 over at Just Add Ink.



I always seem to struggle when using Pacific Point. It’s not that I don’t like the colour, it’s just that I find it very bright. With that said I’m happy with my end result with just little bits of Pacific Point showing through.



I have used the Pacific Point as my base card and layers. To this I’ve added some Peach Parfait Patterns DSP along with some Melon Mambo Patterns DSP and tied some Old Olive Taffeta ribbon around.


The main images are from the Level 2 Hostess set – Apple Blossom. The sentiment is from the stamp set – Taking Care of Business. I’ve also added a small rhinestone to the flower for a bit of sparkly but it doesn’t show up real well in this photo.


This card will be heading to one of the lovely ladies who has already placed an order to help me reach my sales goal for the end of the month. She’s also in the draw to WIN a FREE BIG SHOT. There is still time to place your order and be in the running and you don’t have to be a regular customer (nor do you need to become a regular customer of mine) to be eligible, you just need to live in Australia. To find out more, check out this post. 


I hope to be back later with some more creations so till then……


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Just 4 U



Over on Cards & Things Challenges this week we have been given a gorgeous colour combination to play with for Colour Challenge #65.

I haven’t played a lot with Concord Crush as yet, but I do love Pear Pizzazz and Bashful Blue is always nice.



Now I wanted to try and use a stamp set I either hadn’t used yet or not very often and decided upon one of the Level 2 Hostess sets – Apple Blossom. Previously I’d only used one stamp from this set on the desktop calendar I made for my last Secret Sister in my Stampin’ Up in Oz group.  I’ve also used another stamp set that I hadn’t used as yet and that is Hodgepodge Happiness, which of course I’ve teamed with some Styled Silver Hodgepodge which I haven’t used any of in quite a while.


Stamp sets: Apple Blossom (Hostess), Hodgepodge Happiness (Summer Mini)
Card: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles Pattern Stack – Bashful Blue
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Concord Crush
Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Small Oval Punch, Concord Crush 1/2” Stitched-Poly Ribbon


Just a reminder that you only have till 8pm Sunday 13th February (Sydney time) to be eligible to enter to win some Blog Candy. You can read all about it here.


Till next time…..


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Here For You


It’s a dreary raining day here in Sydney today but that makes for the perfect day to sit and create. So that’s what I’ve been doing.

I’ve got a list of weekly challenges printed out with dates I need to get them done by and so many of them need to be up in the next few days. To try and get as many of them done as I can, if I can combine a colour and sketch challenge, I do.

Today’s 1st card is doing just that.

I have a new challenge on my agenda that my lovely downline Sandra posted on her blog recently so thought I’d give that one a go. This is the jac-inks Papercraft Challenges challenge #1.

The challenge they have this week is a colour challange.

             Neutrals + one other colour.

For the Sketch Challenge I’ve gone with is this weeks Mojo Monday 177.


I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use for this card, however the initial colours I thought I’d used changed. I’m so glad I did change them though as I really love how this card turned out. It fell together a lot easier than I thought it was going to.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Stamp sets: Fast & Fabulous (Hostess), Friends 24-7
Card: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Pattern Stack – Crumb Cake, Brights Pattern Stack – Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Early Espresso 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Button Pack – Rich Razzleberry, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crochet Cotton (non-SU)

Edited to add: My card was a winner over on  jac-inks Papercraft Challenges 

Winners Button

Till next time….

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