Bella Rose DSP

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Angel Gift

You may recall, that is if you have been reading my blog for a little while, that a few months back I was participating in my 3rd Round of Secret Sister in ESAD. I was very spoilt by my Secret Sister and I’m pretty sure the demo I sent to was happy with her gifts also but sometimes these swaps don’t always go according to plans. Be it life, unexpected illness or some other unexpected event, sometimes people don’t meet their commitments. This unfortunately was the case with some demonstrators and therefore their partners did not received all they were entitled to. The lovely organiser of the group therefore called on some other players to become Angel Sisters. I was happy to offer to send an extra gift to one of these ladies and today I’m going to share what I sent.

In her questionnaire she listed that she liked the stamp set “A Rose is a Rose” so I decide to use it before it retires. I teamed it with the Bella Rose DSP and coordinating cardstock, ribbon & ink colours.

Here’s the whole set (and I must apologise in advance for the photos as I forgot to snap some at home before going off to mail them so rather than come back and go out again I took them in the car on my phone…..lo)

Unfortunately you won’t be able to tell in any of the pictures but all the large roses and leaves have Dazzling Diamonds glitter in highlighted areas too.

First up I made the little ‘Tucked Away’ box from Timeless Templates.

Inside this box I placed a 1/2 dozen or so 2m lengths of some Stampin’ Up ribbons.

Next up I made a Chocolate Slider.

This of course contains a family sized Kit Kat chocolate bar.

The next item I made was the gift box.

Inside the gift box I packed a lot of consumable items – Stampin’ Dimensionals, snail refill, hemp twine, linen thread, brads, sanding blocks and sticky strip. I think these always come in handy and is usually what I always list on my questionnaires. I hope the recipient feels the same way.

And last of all came the card.

I was really happy with the end results and so hope the recipient enjoyed them too.

Till next time….

Stamp Club + Birthday Cards

Last night was Stamp Club and we all made the Paper Block Holders as I mentioned earlier this week but silly me forgot to snap a picture of everyone’s creations so that I could upload to share with you all. I do however have a picture of my 2nd and 3rd one I’ve now made.

This one is using some of the lovely Bella Rose DSP.

Paper Block Holder MIM #3

And this one is using some more of the yummy Raspberry Tart DSP.

Paper Block Holder MIM #2


As the ladies in my stamp club are also friends and we regularly stamp together every fortnight we continued on for the night, and a couple of us into the wee hours of the morning….hehehe. I managed to complete my 3rd set of 30 swap cards for the upcoming Stampin’ Up Convention which is taking place in a fortnight down in Canberra and I also made 2 of the 3 Birthday cards I needed for a luncheon with some online stamping friends today.

I decided I would make them all using the new set called ‘Upsy Daisy’ and just vary the colour combinations and technique/method of stamping on them.

The first card I made is using the colour combination of Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip. I stamped the image in Perfect Plum first and then stamped again in Pale Plum positioning the image just off skew to give a shadow effect.

Upsy Daisy Birthday 3


For the 2nd card I have used the colour combination of Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Taken With Teal and Basic Black. The image has been coloured in with markers (I’ve made my own in colour markers following Carol Dunstan’s Tutorial).

Upsy Daisy Birthday 2

This last card I made this morning after being inspired by this card Stephanie Pike made.  I was thinking blues myself and then when I saw Steph’s card I knew this was the technique I was going to use along with Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.

Upsy Daisy Birthday 1


I’m stamping again tonight with Meighan (my friend and neighbour) so hopefully I’ll have some more things to show you tomorrow too although I’m a little late with a few things I owe some members of Stampin’ Up in Oz so I must get those done and out first but won’t be able to share those until they have received them which I’m sure you’ll understand.