Occasional Greetings

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Another Just Add….

I’m back with another card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge #58 but this time it’s a ‘Just Add Danielle’ creation.

Here’s Danielle’s card that I chose to CASE.

My CASE of this card also fit this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge #71 which is to use Black & White with just a splash of 1 other colour.

I’ve changed the So Swirly wheel that Danielle used on the top of her card for the Friendly Words wheel and to add my splash of colour I changed the Basic Black taffeta ribbon to Marina Mist taffeta ribbon.

It’s a very quick & clean looking card. I did use the Wheel Guide on the top but that’s just because I’m a little ‘anal’ and like things straight so I played it safe……lol

Stamp sets: Occasional Greetings, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Marina Mist 3/8” Taffeta ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Around Wheel Guide (optional)

Edited to add: This card was picked as a Just Add Ink Top Pick for the week and I also received a ‘The Cream In Our Coffee’ award from The Play Date Cafe.

Till next time…


Birthday Brights

I would have to say one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! tools to use these days is the wonderful Colour Coach. It’s so much nicer and easier to use than the previous version. It’s definitely something I recommend everyone should own.

I’ve used another Sketch Challenge for this card and this time it’s the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 187.

This is the sketch.

And this is my card.

I’ve been making myself use some new/unused/hardly inked stamp sets of late with my creations. I’m on a mission this year to not own any stamp sets that haven’t seen ink when they retire. If I manage to do this you’ll see lots of variety around here…..lol

This set is one of the Level One Hostess sets called ‘Birthday Bakery’. You can earn this set for FREE by hosting a workshop with sales of $300 or more, or by placing an order of $300 or more. Remember that with Sale-A-bration on now too, not only for a $300 order can you receive this Hostess set for FREE (along with $30 FREE Merchandise) but you are also entitled to 3 of the Sale-A-Bration sets for FREE. If you’d like to book a workshop with me or place an order contact me by email or phone (H: 02 9620 9092 or M: 0418 218 467) and I’d be happy to assist you.

Stamp sets: Occasional Greetings, Birthday Bakery (Hostess Set)
Card: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Watercolour Paper, Melon Mambo Patterns DSP (Brights Patterns Stack)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/4” Grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pen.

Till next time…..

Valentine Roo

Over on Stampin’ Up in Oz we’ve started on Weekly Challenges for the year which is something new to the group. This weeks challenge is ‘Water Colouring’. I love water colouring myself, but will admit I don’t do it often enough. I’m really looking forward to playing with my Watercolour Crayons now that the new colour packs are available but for this card I made for the challenge I’ve gone with Inkpads & Aqua Painter.

Seeing how next month we celebrate Valentine’s Day I thought I’d actually make my hubby a card this year (I know that sounds strange and even a bit terrible but I usually don’t bother) and opted to use the Build-A-Roo stamp set which I was yet to ink up. I was hoping not to make the card look too ‘girly’ so chose a colour combination from the Colour Coach that hopefully I could pull of to be at least a little masculine. Of course I wanted my Kangaroo to be a brown, so I chose Soft Suede and went with the colour combination of Soft Suede, Baja Breeze & Cherry Cobbler.

This is the end result.

As we don’t have any Baja Breeze ribbon anymore I’ve used a retired one. I also made some Faux Brads using the 2-Step Owl Punch and Crystal Effects.

Stamp sets: Build-A-Roo, Occasional Greetings
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Watercolour Paper, Soft Suede Patterns DSP (Neutrals Paper Stack)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2-Step Owl Punch, Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects, Baja Breeze Ribbon(retired).

I’ve continued the theme to the inside of the card:

Hopefully hubby will like it.

Till next time….