2-Step Stamping

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You’re Too Kind.

It’s time for a new Inkspirational Challenge and this time we have an

Challenge for you.

This challenge also marks the start of our new fortnightly challenge timetable so you will now have 2 weeks to enter.

As an added incentive, every time you enter one of our Inkspirational Challenges between now and 22nd November, you will be entered into a special drawer to win this fabulous prize below.

The prize includes: Five sheets of Snowfall Acetate, One set of Papermania Stamps, Two Promarkers and a pack of Bo Bunny Brads.

So if you’d like a chance at winning this prize then get creating!

The more challenges you enter the more chances you have to win.

So, what have I created to share with you today?

I decided to use one of my new stamp sets and a gorgeous colour combination to create this simple, yet elegant card.

I can see this being made in a few different colour combinations. What do you think?

I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card and any combination suggestions you think would look great.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Challenge #63 – Anything Goes at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog
Challenge #60 – Anything Goes with Circles at QKR Stampede
Challenge #188 – 1,2,3 at Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges

Supplies: (All Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Too Kind
Card: Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Brights DSP Patterns Stacks
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot, 3” Circle Die, Paper-Piercing Mat, Tool & Essemtials Template, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

October Hostess Code: XFC6WF4D
(for use in my Online Store)

My ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ update


I held my very first Biggest Morning Tea’ fundraiser on Tuesday and had a great morning.

It was just something small held in my home.

I had 12 existing customer come along, 3 new ladies, my mum and of course me.

I had sold a few raffle tickets prior to the event at my market stalls, plus I received a donation from someone who couldn’t make it on the day and all up (to date) we raised


My target was set for $500 so once I get hubbies contribution I will have made it.

There is still time to donate if you’d like to contribute. You can donate directly to my ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ here.

I was thrilled to have been able to reach my goal and assist a worthwhile program.

I had 6 raffle prizes to draw on the day all containing Stampin’ Up!® product generously donated by Stampin’ Up!

The winners were:

1st Prize – Gail

(Gail’s name was actually drawn for 2nd and third also, but she graciously offered a redraw to spread the goodies around)

2nd Prize – Julie

3rd Prize – Jo

4th Prize – Samantha (a newbie to all this)

5th Prize – Joan

6th Prize – Kari

All the winners attended the event which was wonderful.

Along with the raffle and of course the cuppas, nibbles and chatting, I had prepared 3 Make & Takes that everyone was able to make on the day.

They were asked to donate a gold coin for every one they wanted to make and they were free to make as many of each as they liked.

First up was a Notecard & Envelope.

This card is a CASE from Mary Fish.

When I first saw Mary’s card I knew it would be one for my ‘Biggest Morning Tea’  Make & Takes.

It’s quick and a great way to use up some retiring items like the Twitterpatted DSP, Riding Hood Red cardstock and the Notecard & Envelopes (I’m going off the US catty at the time…)

Next up was a Birthday Card.

This card was inspired by Planetmarce Design. I’d save her lovely card on my Pinterest Board.

I’ve changed out the colours and added some Dotted Scallop Ribbon for mine. Again I’ve used retiring items. Regals Pattern Stack (Not Quite Navy), River Rock cardstock, Perfect Punches Stamp set and of course the ribbon.

Last item was a 3D one.

You have probably worked out what this is but if not here’s the inside.

What better 3D item could you make at a ‘Morning Tea’……

There are so many of these out there with different variations that I can’t remember who this design idea came from.

I’ve used retiring items again on this one. Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink cardstock, Subtles Pattern Stacks (Bashful Blue), Certainly Celery 3/8” Taffeta ribbon and the Tea Shoppe Stamp set.

“Please note that the actual retirement list is officially released tomorrow 31st May, 2013. All items I’ve indicated as retiring were taken by what was retiring in the US at the time I was preparing for my Biggest Morning Tea event.”

Thank you to all the lovely ladies that attended on the day. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did.

Thank you for your generosity in donating to this wonderful event and helping me reach my goal.


I finally caved and ordered the Summer Mini set ‘Aviary’ after being tempted by so many wonderful creations of late using this set. It arrived today so I decided to use it for this weeks The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS93.


Here’s this weeks sketch.


I wanted to go bright with this card so using the fabulous Colour Coach (I know I say this a lot but it really is wonderful) and have selected from the Melon Mambo card the combination of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise. I’ve used Whisper White as my neutral.


So are you ready to check out my bright creation?



All the DSP is from the Brights Pattern Stack. Having 4 different patterns for every colour in a collection all in one pack is great. You’re never without a DSP for any colour now and the pattern selection is super. You can always find something that will work with your creation.


I’ve used Whisper White as my card base. I never used to use Whisper White in this way until recently. I’ve always found it to be a little ‘weak or flexible’ for a base card compared to the coloured cardstock but when you add layers in this way (not even as many as this though) and also add a layer or 2 for an insert the card really is very strong.


I so much prefer the new Brights collection to the old one but I’m sure you’ve read that here before too.


Till next time….