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To A Classic

I’m back with some more ‘male’ cards.

When I saw the Sketch for Utah Divas International this week (January 22nd), I knew exactly which set I was going to play with. Another new set for me from the Idea Book & Catalogue 2010|2011 called ‘To A Classic’.

Here’s the Sketch.

I’ve actually created 2 cards, same layout, stamp set and colours, just in a different order. Colours have come from the Colour Coach, of course…..

This is my first card.

This one has some Patterns DSP which I like but I also thought, after making this one, that it would be a nice quick card suitable for a Stamp-A-Stack but using that DSP would make it an expensive card.

So along comes my 2nd card.

Colours are swapped around and in place of the Patterns DSP I’ve used a background stamp.

I’m still undecided if I prefer one over the other.

Do you have a preference??

Stamps: To A Classic, Sanded Background
Card: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Blender Pen

Till next time….


This is the last of my ‘male’ cards that I have created over the past week. For this one I’ve used another Clean & Simple Sketch and that is #79.

The colour selection is from, none other than, the Colour Coach.

Stamps: Seaworthy, On Your Birthday, Sanded
Card: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Accessories: 1 1/4” Square Punch

Till next time…

Some challenges from me

This week on Stampin’ Up in Oz (an Australian Yahoo group for anyone who loves Stampin’ Up!) I uploaded a Sketch Challenge and a colour challenge for members to participate in if they wish.

I thought I’d share them on here also and if you create something using both or either then please feel free to share your creation using Mr Linky (if I’ve managed to get it to work correctly) otherwise just leave a link in the comments.

This is the Sketch Challenge:

Sketch #2

and this is the Colour Challenge:

Colour Challenge #2


This is my 1st sample. I’ve also used a new hostess set which hadn’t seen ink until now.

Live Like You Mean It 1

Stamp sets: Live Like You Mean It, Sanded
Card: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Soft Subtle Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

For my second card I’ve turned the sketch on it’s side and made a small alteration. Again I’ve used both the colour and sketch together. This is also the first time I’ve used this set.

Flight of the Butterfly 1

Stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly
Card: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Regal Rose DSP (Hostess Pack)
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Ice Rhinestone Brad, Word Window Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Gel Pen.



Happy stamping,