Fifth Avenue Floral

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Secret Sister Gifts Part 2

Today I’m sharing my July items with you that I made and sent to my Secret Sister partner.

For this month I sent my 1st card with the gift.

Again I’ve used the Urban Garden DSP and coordinating colours but have used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set on my first items.

Inside the Tote bag was …..

Yes that is a little cello bag filled with some lollies. I couldn’t not send any but I did locate ‘sugar free’ ones which in small doses should be okay for her.

I was happy with last months gift packaging but I like this one even more. The Tote bag is one of Lauren Meader’s templates. After making this one up for my Secret Sister partner I ended up making the Tote Bag part of my August Project Class.

My 2nd and final card for July was kept to the colour them but I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set again.

and inside..

I’ve used the Rock ‘n’ Roll technique on the flowers.


Card 1 & Gift
Stamp sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet (Hostess set), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Urban Garden DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Baja Breeze striped ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle punches, Scallop Circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge punch, Wide Oval punch, Clear Rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 2
Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Pretties Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pop back tomorrow when I share the final months creations.

Till next time…..

Sketch Challenge

This year in Stampin’ Up in Oz yahoo group we are having weekly challenges. Each month we will have 1 Sketch Challenge, 1 Colour Challenge, 1 Product Challenge and 1 Technique Challenge. These challenges are not compulsory and there is no time limit to them. They are given in hope to encourage group participation but also to help take us out of our comfort zone and try new things.

The first challenge for the year was posted on 31st January and was a Sketch challenge. I made this card I’m going to show over a week ago but haven’t made time to share it with you all till now.

This is the Sketch we were given.

I decided to use the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set on my card and some DSP from the Urban Oasis pack.

I stamped the large Rose image  twice onto watercolour paper using Stazon Jet Black ink and then watercoloured using Baja Breeze inkpad and an Aqua Painter. I then cut out one image in full and then the centre of the second image which I layered together before mounting onto the card. Now while I was playing with the image and sketch I wasn’t happy with the ‘Portrait’ orientation of the sketch so I turned the sketch on it’s side and used it in ‘Landscape’ orientation instead.

This is the end result.

I’ve added a couple of white 1/2 backed pearls and a sentiment from Basic Phrases which was stamped onto watercolour paper and punched out with the word window punch.

The second challenge was a colour challenge and the third is a product challenge. I’m hoping to get some time to work on these later in the week and will then share with you all.

Till next time…..

Happy Stamping

What did I receive….August Part 2

My final item for August was another gorgeous card using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set along with ….. you guessed it, some Kiwi Kiss.

Card 4

If you haven’t seen this style of card before it’s called a Criss-Cross card. If you pull out the insert by the little Kiwi Kiss tab you will see this….

Card 4 open


If I haven’t already said so, I’m so glad I went in this swap and of course that Kylie was my Secret Sister. I not only received lovely items just for me but it’s given me lots of inspiration too.

See you tomorrow…..

Happy Stamping