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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….

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…..

Sweet Summer

I’ve just had a play with two of the new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets along with a Sketch Challenge and a Colour Challenge.

The sketch challenge is another from Clean & Simple and it’s this week’s sketch #124.



The colour challenge is the Color Lab Color Challenge #25.



And here’s my creation.


Stamps: Sweet Summer, So Happy For You
Card: Old Olive, Whisper White, More Mustard Patterns DSP (Regals Pattern Stack)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Old Olive, Pacific Point, More Mustard
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Lots of Tags Die, Aqua Painter, Old Olive 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon.


Till next time….