Animal Outing, Global Design Project #142 – Sketch Challenge

It’s been a while since the last Global Design Project Challenge I have participated in….

I have decided to get into it again…

so here it is….

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge #142

To see this challenge and the beautiful cards made by the design team click HERE

For this challenge I decided to use…

Animal Outing from Stampin’ Up!

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146600Also available in Wood Mount

Watercolour Rhino from Animal Outing

I stamped the Rhino image onto water colour paper using the Stamparatus 148187 making sure the image was clean and crisp by stamping it twice. So easy…knowing I can re-stamp the image getting it perfectly. Then with the Stampin’ Pads and Blender Pens I coloured this cute Rhino using  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Petal Pink & Balmy Blue. Finishing it off with the bird in Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Very Vintage 146801 (Stampin’ Rewards), stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock.

The Petal Burst Embossing Folder gives beautiful texture to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Two small notches on either side of the card to hold the Linen Thread in place and finished with a bow to the side of the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this card,

all the products used will be listed below with links to my store.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Delightful Detail Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Delightful Detail Suite….

 Stampin’ Up! have made a winner here!….At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this suite.

I loved the beautiful detailed lace like laser cut papers – Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper 146907

Delicately detailed laser-cut sheets. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. Can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts.

* 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Coordinating colours: Very Vanilla, Whisper White

With this suite they have added a simple but elegant Stamp set – Detailed With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146606

Within the suite there are other products as well and well worth looking at, but today I am just concentrating on these 2 products.

In my Class……

In my class last night we made 3 cards using these products.

The first card we made used the card front panels from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

These panels team with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes 146911.

The best way to attach the laser cut paper to your card is by sponging Multi- Purpose Glue onto the back of your paper using a piece of sponge. To do this lay your paper onto your silicone mat, squeeze out some glue onto a corner of the mat and then pounce the sponge into the glue and gentle pounce the sponge over the paper. Working quickly and gently lift the paper and attach to card front pressing down all the edges. Afterwards keep your sponge in a snap lock bag so it doesn’t dry out as quick and it can use it again.

Here are the other cards made in the class….

Card No:2

With this card we used the large 30 x 30cm (12 x 12″) sheet of laser cut paper. The paper was cut down to a 11 x 15cm (41/4 x 6″) then laying it over the card mat (Not Glued), we worked out what sections needed to be cut away, keeping the removed section to add to the inside of the card. When the laser cut paper is adhered to the card mat let it overhang on the edges and then trim away.

The left over piece was sponged in Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad 147142 as were all the edges on card front mat, inside mat and sentiment.

The final card made was this beautiful vintage feel card.

Don’t throw away any of the off cuts…here we used the off cuts pieced together to help from the sentiment. So simple and so effective.

The stamp set used here is from the Stampin’ Rewards…Very Vintage Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146801

The sentiment was stamped onto the oval and the doily stamp was stamped off before stamping onto the oval.

This set you can earn when you Host a Workshop or spend $250 or more…to find out more Click HERE or contact me

*This host stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards.

Card Sizes used…

The last measurements used on the last two cards are.

Card No:2 – Card Base 10.5 x 29 cm, scored at 14.5cm

 Front Mat and Inside Mat – 10 x 14 cm

Card No :3 – 14.5 cm x 21 cm

Front Mate 10 x14 cm

To see a Video showcasing the Delightful Detail Suite Click HERE

Thank you for reading my post, if you have any questions please contact me.

Below you will find links to all the products used

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

The count down is on!

The count down is on….the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue will be available on the 1st June in 3 days time.

Order your copy today by contacting me! (Australia Only)

A sneak peek to a New stamp set…

‘Enjoy Life’ is a fun photopolymer stamp set with lots of silhouette images and some great sentiments. This makes a good stamp set to use on projects for male or female, young or old.

On this card I created a ‘Brusho’ background on watercolour paper.

Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp the images on the background, going back and re-stamping until the image and sentiment was fully covered.

This is a simple card to create and I am sure you will enjoy using the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamps as much as I do.

Love what you do….Share what you Love

Love what you do….Share what you Love…

Isn’t it wonderful when you have something that you Love to do and brings so much enjoyment to be able to share it with others.

Stampin’ Up! LOVE what they do…and I LOVE what I do and when I love something I want to share it with others and that is what Stampin’ Up! is all about.

The Statement of My Heart Photopolymer Single Stamp is FREE in the Gotta Have it all Bundle.

Today I have been playing with……

“SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE”……Gotta Have It All Bundle 149812

Only available as a Bundle until 31st May 2018

There has been a card that I have been wanting to do for a long time and its my version of another card I had seen. The card its self is made out of vellum and the insert is made using a piece of  Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. The paper under the velum needed to be bright and bold to show through but still allow the embossed image to be the hero of the card. 

How was this card made…

  • The velum is cut at 29cm x 10.5 cm and scored at 14.5 cm
  • The DSP is cut smaller than the vellum 8.5 cm x 24 cm and scored at 12 cm
  • Stamp and heat emboss the image and sentiment in White Embossing Powder
  • Adhere DSP insert to inside of card leaving approx 1 cm around all 4 sides. I used snail and the print of the paper camouflaged the adhesive.

  • Inside the insert add a piece of Whisper Whit cardstock 6.5cm x 10.5 cm to be able to write a greeting.

Tips of Heat Embossing on Vellum

  • Use the Embossing Buddy on the vellum to remove any static and oils from your hands being left on the surface of your vellum.
  • Before heating make sure you give your card a good flick on the back to remove any excess powder, I always keep a paint brush handy to remove those little bits of powder that don’t want to move.
  • Heat you heat gun before using on card.
  • Be careful not to overheat the vellum, keep the heat gun moving over your work.
  •  Heating the embossing powder from underneath the vellum can give you a better result. When heating the embossing powder from above, the powder can tend to blow off.


Thank you for reading my Blog. If you have any questions please contact me.


Share What You Love by Stampin’ Up!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

Stampin’ Up! has created the perfect bundles for you to share the love to everyone!

The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—Stampin’ Up! what it is today.

Stampin’ Up! have put together 3 different bundles to suit everyone and to suit everyone’s ability.

Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

Change is in the air…….and it’s all great!

Change is in the air……and Stampin’ Up! are making some big changes in their colours…..and its all great!


It’s always good to keep things fresh and alive…I’m loving all these colours.

Its sad to some of the old colours go but a couple of old colours have returned…..

along with the colour revamp, Stampin’ Up! have redesigned the Stampin’ Pads making them easier to get into…

The Ink cases will be..

  • Less confusing to open. Opening the ink pad case is more simple and intuitive – just insert your thumb in the “LIP” at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base.
  • Be stackable – ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport
  • Included improved labels and stickers

Also improvement to the Ink..

We added defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new
pads and with lighter colours). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

The added defoamer will..

  • Reduce ink bubbles
    • Help you get an even coating of ink on the stamp
    • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look

If you wish to receive a copy of the new Catalogue when released please contact me..

(There will be a small fee to cover postage costs of $5)

Australia ONLY





Stampin’ Up! On Stage 2018…Sydney, Luna Park



On Saturday I went to Sydney, Luna Park…to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event which is held at different locations around the world each year.

It is one of the fun thing you get to do as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

What do we do there….

*We find out about new products to be released later in the year..sorry can’t share with you….I know your very upset about that!

We watch presentations about the products and then get to make some of them ourselves to share with you…..

*We jump up and down with excitement when we get a copy of the new catalogue or just about anything exciting that happens.

Can now share the cover of the Annual Catalogue 2018-19.

If you live in Australia and would like to reserve a copy contact me today…there will be a $5 charge to help cover postage.( CC or PayPal payments)

*We have Prize Patrols where we win new Product.

We also get new Products at Registration in our Bag and another prize for all attendees. The BEST PRIZE of all was being there and “MY” prize was meeting Sara Douglas CEO of Stampin’ Up!

*We spend weeks making swaps and then run around swapping them with others and getting really excited about what others have made.

Making “Swaps” and sharing them is so much fun..its a great way of meeting others and sharing ideas.

I made this wonderful Mini Punch Board Bag that would be great for small gifts, Party or Wedding Favour, it fits a Ferrero Rocher inside.

I first saw this bag done by Coul’Heure Papier

Here is a YouTube video of what I made. So yes you can make one too!

If you want to join me in the fun each year, come and have a chat with me…would love to talk to you about Stampin’ Up!

#6monthstampingoals #stampinup30

Memories and More from Stampin’ Up!

What is Memories and More?

Memories and More from Stampin’ Up! is a way of putting your photo’s into albums, that’s simple, fast and most of all FUN! 

Get your photos of your phone and computers and into albums to share with family and friends.

The pages are pocket pages so you just slip your photos into pockets and add cards to decorate and journal.

What do you require to get started….


 Stampin’ Up! offer 3 different ring binder albums in 2 sizes.

Black Faux Leather 30.5 x 30.5cm (12 x 12″) Album 144202.

Basic Black 15.2 x 20.3cm (6 x 8″) Album 144203, heavy weight kraft cover with black fabric spine.

Kraft 15.32 x 20.3cm (6 x 8″) Album 144764, Customisable heavyweight Kraft cover


 Photo Pocket Page

Pocket pages comes Variety Packs, they are made from  polypropylene and are photo safe.

30.5 x 30.5 cm pack contains 12 pages, 3 each of 4 designs. 144204

15.2 x 20.3cm pack contains 12 pages , 5 different designs.144205


Page Protectors

Wonderful for your traditional scrapbook pages.

30.5 x 30.5cm polypropylene, photo safe one pocket page.144206 


Journaling Pens

Used to write the story about your photos. the Why, Where and When.

2 black ink pens. 1 each of 2 different widths (.01 & .05) 145480



Coordinating packs of cards makes it easy to put projects together easily. Card packs are perfect for card making, memory keeping, or any other project you can dream up. This simple, affordable system makes it easy to get started with just a few basic products.

Perfect Days Card Pack 144209

Petal Garden Card Pack 144208

Bundle of Love 144207

Colour Theory Card Pack 144210

Petal Passion Card Pack 145592 ( Occasions Catalogue)

As with all of Stampin’ Up! products everything coordinates..with coloured Cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

Stampin’ Up! have also coordinated stamp sets with a couple of these card packs.


This is just a basic list to get you started…you may also need a Paper Trimmer and adhesives


On the last Friday of each month I will be running a Memories and More class. This is a great way of getting your photo’s out of boxes and into and simply.
Work at your own pace with some help from me to guide you. I will guide you through out the course of time, showing you different ideas and techniques you can use on your pages.
So book and come and enjoy the fun!

All products mentioned above are linked to My Store so if you live in Australia you can easily purchase through me….any questions please contact me.

Catching Up and Family Traditions

This week has been about playing catch up with my scrapbooks using retired products from Stampin’ Up!.

The pages for 2008 were finished a while back but need to go back and finish the journalling. Do you know how hard it is to remember 10 years ago to what we were doing..

It really does pay off to scrap as you go through out the year…have to remember that if I go back in time this is what I would change..

Family Traditions..

When my boys were younger every Christmas I would drag them (Yes…drag..usually complaining all the way) to the local shopping center to have the “Photo with Santa”..

This photo was taken  in 2009 and I’m not sure if there are many more after this. Out of my 4 boys only 2 would make me happy and  have this done…

 and how special are these moments.

Don’t leave your memories too long to get them into albums and jot down what its all about…Because before for you know it the years have gone and the memories start to fade.

All products used are retired from Stampin’ Up!

If you need any help in getting started I am happy to help..


Petal Passion Memories & More from Stampin’ Up!

The Best Ever…

The Petal Passion Suite from the Occasions Catalogue includes Memories & More Cards 145592 which are perfect for cards, tags and Scrapbook pages, to preserve your memories.

I have used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 145589 in my page design and then used one of the cards as part of the accent of the page.

Other accents used were created with the Petal Passion Stamp Set and Petals & More Thinlits Dies Bundle 145974

To create texture I used all the papers in the collection, with different widths and lengths. The black and white helps to enhance the photo’s and allows the colour to “POP”.

The pocket page I also added a piece of the Designer Series Paper along with a Journal Box sticker and some of the same accents used on the main page. Here I have also added another card from the pack to add the details from the day.

This was a beautiful day…we went to Canberra to visit our son. We meet for lunch and then he took us to the National Arboretum Canberra.

At the Arboretum they had an amazing display of Bonsai from such a verity of trees including Gum Trees.

Hope you have enjoyed my post…I must do more Scrapbook pages to share with you.

If you are interested in learning more about memory keeping I have a Memories and More Class on the last Friday of each month.

If you have any questions please contact me.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.