Yearly Archives: 2013

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New Year’s Resolutions……

It’s that time of the year again where some of us make Resolutions for the New Year, so our challenge for you today at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog is to create a card/project about a New Year’s Resolution you might be making.

We want you to have some fun with this, so if you are like me and set some Resolutions for the year knowing that you probably won’t stick with some of them (or you know it will be a struggle), let that show in your entry.

See if you can guess what one of my Resolutions might be…….

I’ve used the fun image by Mo Manning called Cupcake Thief.

Here’s a close up of the image.

Here’s some more pictures of the Cake Box which is made on my Silhouette Cameo. The design is called 3D Denni Cake Boxes by Snapdragon Snippets. It has 2 compartments in it for gifts (or should I say treats….lol).


I really would like to loose some weight this year. I’m being realistic though and won’t set a goal of how much until I start making an effort. Hopefully eating better and getting into the habit of walking our dogs on a regular basis will be a good start.

So what are your Resolutions for 2014?

Stamps: Cupcake Thief (Mo Manning Collection from Stamping Bella)
Card: Cryongen White cardstock, Pacific Point & Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up), DSP – The Spring Fling & Summer Days Combo Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Mega Small Rectangles Plain & Scallop (Spellbinders), Copic Markers, Silhouette Cameo, Red Liner Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Please stop by the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and see what the DT have created for their New Year’s Resolution challenge.

Christmas Gift Packaging

It’s time for a new challenge at Inkspirational Challenges and this time we have an

Anything Goes

challenge for you.

What I’m sharing with you today was from a Gift packaging class I held earlier this month. I’ve held off sharing the items with you all as I was intending on using one set for my Kris Kringle gift for my fortnightly stamp night with friends. That was last night so now I can share it.

I’ve decorated one of the boxes from the ‘Tag A Bag Gift Boxes’ and also a Kraft Gift Box using the Season of Style DSP and various stamp sets. The item in front is a chocolate holder made using the Envelope Punch Board.

Here’s a few more pictures.

The chocolate holder open.

The Tag a Bag Gift Box.

The Kraft Gift Box.

I also used one of these sets for my youngest daughter’s Teachers Gift for her final year of Primary School.

Stamps: Joyful Christmas, Festive Flurry, Petite Pairs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Oval Punch (retired), Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Festive Flurry Framelits, Big Shot, Cherry Cobbler 1” Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tag a Bag Gift Boxes, Kraft Gift Boxes, Envelope Punch Board.

I hope you like my items. Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know.

Don’t forget to stop by Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have come up with for our Anything Goes challenge.

All Aboard…..

Today starts a special HOLIDAY BLITZ challenge at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges where we will be giving away TONS of prizes with multiple winners!

The Holiday Blitz is your favourite…. ANYTHING GOES…theme AND it will last from now until December 30th so you have plenty of time to get your entries in!

We will have prize packages to give away from the following companies:








and… Loves Rubberstamps is giving away a $50.00 Gift Voucher!

You will DEFINITELY want to play along with us 🙂 Remember you have until December 30th to get your entries in 🙂

I’ve had lots of fun creating my project for you.

This is my 2nd last project as a Guest Design Team member for Loves Rubberstamps with the last being on New Year’s Eve.

I’m having a great time with my Silhouette Cameo and svgcuts have just the project for the Holiday Blitz challenge that I wanted to create……

Their North Pole Express.

Here’s she is……

I’ve created this using the Season of Style DSP and coordinating cardstock all from Stampin’ Up.

My images are all Magnolia’s which I have coloured using Copic Markers. I’ve even coloured a few minis for the Caboose.

The colours I’ve used on my images are:

Skin – E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20

Hair – E47, E45, E43, E40

Bear – E45, E43, E42, E40

Reds – R89, R87, R85, R83 or R39, R37, R35, R32

Greens – YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93 or YG67, YG17, YG03

Greys – C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C00

I have some more photos for you to show the pieces up close.

The Locomotive.

Noel Tilda

Merry Christmas Tilda

Coal Car with Santa’s Little Helper Tilda

The goodies inside

The Caboose

Cozy Christmas Bear

Show the Way Tilda + Mini’s

I love how this turned out.

If you’d like to see a version in blue & silver using Stampin’ Up’s Winter Frost Speciality DSP then check out the one my good friend, Julie Price, made here.

Stamps: All Magnolia’s – Merry Christmas Tilda, NOEL Tilda, Show the Way Tilda, Cozy Christmas Bear, Santa’s Little Helper Tilda, Mini’s – Tilda & Edwin Dancing, Jam Tilda, Tilda holding Christmas Ornament

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Cardstocks, Season of Style DSP, Vellum (all Stampin’ Up)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Circle & Star Brads (retired Stampin’ Up), Regals Candy Dots (Stampin’ Up), Curly Stamen (WOC), Copic Markers, Rhinestones (various).

If you have come straight to my blog then please make sure you visit Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog to see what the DT have created.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment. Would love to hear what you think of my creation.

I’m entering my creation into the following challenges:

A Creative Romance – Sparkle at Christmas

Crafty Hands Challenge Blog – Seasons Greetings or Winter Theme

Delightful Challenges – Colour Challenge – Red & Green

Marvelous Magnolias – Anything Goes