Love & Laughter, Forever After

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The card that I made today has very little stamping letting the Stampin’ Up! ® Designer Series Paper ‘Forever Greenery’ show off all its beauty.

This is a easy to make fun fold card…the front panel lifts up so you can write your message inside. Great for those that don’t need a lot of space to write.

How I made this card

  •  Card Base Pretty Peacock.- 10.5 x 14.9cm 
  • Mat Designer Series Paper – 10.2 x 14.6cm, adhere to card base
  • Front Panel Pretty Peacock – 9 x 21cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Front Panel Designer Series Paper – 10.2 x 8.7 cm, adhere to front panel
  • Attach Front panel to card base
  • Card Insert Whisper White – 10.2 x 8.7 cm
  • Adhere gold leaf from the Forever Green Laser -cut Specialty Paper
  • Desiner Series Paper Strip – 1.2 x 8.7cm, attach to the bottom of Whisper White Insert
  • Adhere the insert to the inside of the Front Panel

Card Front Embellishment

For this you will need..

  •  One of the Forever Gold Laser-cut dies.
  • Using the Forever Flourishing Dies I cut 2 fern leaves from Vellum Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock 25mm x 11cm

These are the steps that I used..

  • So that the  laser-cut panel could fit behind the Sentiment Banner, I trim it down as per the picture below. Cut approx 1.5cm from where the leaves meet the center hexagon on both sides. Over lap what is left of the hexagon so that the center part is approx 2cm wide and adhere together

  •  Attached the fern leaves to the back of the Gold laser-cut piece.

  • Add some Multi Purpose Glue to the back and adhere to the front of your card.
  • Stamp sentiment onto the Whisper White Cardstock in VersaMark, cover in Gold Embossing Powder and heat…until the magic happens, it changes to a glossy finish.
  • Using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, punch the ends…it can be longer than the width of the center panel.
  • Attach to card front using dimensionals.


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Monthly Team Blog Hop November 2019 – Love & Happiness

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Love & Happiness

Love and Happiness, a message of love for a young couple getting married on the weekend. It gave me so much pleasure to make this card for my Bible Study Group to give.

The stamp sets by Stampin’ Up! are Beautiful Friendship and Dandelion Wishes, they work so well together. I just love that font…don’t you!

This card I made with pages inside so there was plenty of room for everyone to leave a message. Along with a spot for the Gift Card to be slipped into.

The envelope decorated to match just finished the gift.


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Just a bit of Romance…

It’s so nice when there is a bit of romance in the air.

This is a simple card to make with just a little stamping, some cardstock, two ink pads, Embossing folder, framelits and ribbon….plus a couple of tools.

So what did I use…..

  • Petal Palette stamps 145788
  • Wonderful Floral Framelits 148529
  • Lace Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder 148530
  • Cardstock – Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Garden Green and inside Whisper White
  • Ink Pads – Night of Navy & Whisper White Craft Ink
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon 148776


  • Night of Navy Card Base cut at 10.5 x 29 cm, scored at 14.5
  • Petal Pink cut 2 (one for inside) 9.7 x 13.7cm.
  • Night of Navy cut 1 at 9.5 x 13.5cm – run through Big Shot with the Lace Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder. Using a sponge or dauber lightly rub Whisper White craft ink over the raised embossing to highlight. Adhere to Petal Pink cardstock
  • Whisper White (inside card) cut 9.5 x 13.5cm, stamp ‘Congratulations’ from Petal Palette stamps with Night of Navy Ink. Attach the Whisper White to other Petal Pink panel and adhere to inside of card.
  • With a scrap of Petal Pink approx 8 x8 cm stamp the sentiment in Night of Night Ink and run through the Big Shot with the Tag Die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits
  • Cut 3 sets of leaves in Garden Green cardstock using the leaf die from Wonderful Floral Framelits
  • Wrap a length of ribbon around card front tying in a bow on the left side.
  • Add dimensionals to back of tag and adhere to front panel, using Multi Purpose Glue adhere the leaves tucking then under the tag. I added some mini dimensionals to a couple of leaves to sit them up a little.
  • Add dimensionals to back of card front and attach to card base.

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Forever Lovely….GDP#174

WOW!……It’s another week….and February already, the first month of 2019 has gone. Christmas and New Year has been packed away and now we are looking toward the next ‘Event’ on the calendar.

Valentines Day – a day where we celebrate those we love whether that is Husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends or family and friends. Its those that we keep close in our hearts, those we want to tell “You are special to me!”

Stampin’ Up! have released in the Occasions Catalogue a beautiful Suite that celebrates ‘LOVE’. I used it last week in the Global Design Project Challenge and I can’t get enough of it. So I’m using it again….‘All My Love’

The card I have made is not a ‘Valentines Day Card’…but I made it in mind for a couple getting married or engaged..

Global Design Project 174 – Sketch Challenge

GDP#174- Sketch Challenge has given us another wonderful sketch to use…if you pop over to their Blog you will find some amazing projects using this sketch. Here’s the LINK to make it easy for you to find..

How was my card made….

Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) used on this card is part of the ‘All My Love Suite’ which includes the Forever Lovely stamp/bundle and its called ‘All My Love’. The colours that co-ordinate with the DSP are..Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White. I think I have managed to use all of these in my card.

The flowers were stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the leaves in Soft sea Foam.

Tip 1:

Make sure your ink pad is not too juicy…..I had to used the back of a spoon to push down the ink. These stamps are part of the Distinctive Stamp range which means that you are able to stamp with one colour but because of the texture of the stamp its self you get different tones of that colour. Example you will see on my card some leaves are dark and others are lighter – one colour, one stamp.

The DSP used has loose outlines of the flower and leaves done in white. I would have loved to be able to White Emboss the same on my card…but the are distinctive stamps and its only one stamp…

Tip 2:

So I used a white gel pen to out line my flowers. Before the flowers looked too heavy now the white just pulls it all together. I found it easier to also stamp these images with the Stamparutus.

My sentiments I used comes from the ‘First Frost’ stamps from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue and its one of the carry-over products…“YAY!”  you can still purchase it. The small scalloped edge is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper.

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Candice’s Card….

Candice’s Card using Product by Stampin’ Up!

I have been so excited as a beautiful dear friend got married…and she was a beautiful bride. I have known her now for about 12 years, we meet through Scout’s. We were both Joey Scout Leaders and became good friends and we still are…..Candice now attends my card making classes and I love having here there.

Well I have to make a special card for her and her husband, Damian.

So now that the big day has been and gone I can now share it with you all.

I love this Designer Series Paper (DSP)… Petal Promenade 146913…I also used it a few weeks ago when I made the Post-it Note Holders.

Its called a “Photographic design paper” , so what does that mean?

The way they create this paper is by using photos of an object in this case an arrangement of flowers. They don’t need to purchase large quantities of flowers, they take a photo then with the help of the computer they are able to copy and manipulate the image until it is the size they require. Its amazing how they are able to do this.

I have made the Designer Series paper the focal point of the card and matted it with a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock and then adhered to the card from of Fresh Fig Cardstock.

The only stamping is a sentiment from Floral Phrases141767 by Stampin’ Up! and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Fresh Fig Ink. This was then adhered to a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock both of which was cut with two of the smaller Layering Oval Framelits 141706. Using a leaf framelit from Petals & More Thinlits145655, I cut 2 leaves in each cardstock – Fresh Fig, Vellum 106584 and Gold Foil Sheet 132622. each of the 3 leaves were glued together and glued to from of the card. The sentiments was attached using Dimensionals, to give some height.

See simple…Now for the inside of the card.

I found the most perfect verse to put inside the using my printer I printed it onto some Whisper White cardstock and using the RGB codes was able to match the ink colour to Fresh Fig.

Using the Detailed Trio Punch 146320 I curved the corners of the cardstock and I just had to use the beautiful floral DSP again on the inside of the card. It just makes the verse stand out…

The hero of this beautiful card is the Designer Series Paper (DSP)- Petal Promenade.

Thank you for reading today’s Blog post..I hope you have enjoyed this card as I much as I enjoyed making it for my beautiful friend Candice and her husband Damian…

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Global Design Project 083 | Theme Challenge

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

I hope your day has been as beautiful as ours is here in the Southern Highlands.

Autumn is such a beautiful season here and the trees are starting to look beautiful.


This photo was taken by my husband as he left work the other days…just love the colours.

Well to get back to what I’m supposed to be Blogging about…….

Global Design Project Challenge for this week is a Theme Challenge and the theme is….


Now I don’t use a lot of “Bling or Sparkle” on my cards, so this was a bit of fun!


The “Bling” I used is the Glimmer Paper – Dazzling Diamonds and if its Diamonds then it had to be a Wedding Card.

I used the Glimmer Paper for the Matt, leaves and flower centers. The Glimmer Paper Matt I cut as a boarder and used the center piece to cut the leaves and Flower pieces from. Once the Blushing Bride and Whisper White matt’s are layered together with the Glimmer Paper, then no one will know except you and me!


 I layered the 3 matts on top of each other, adhering together with Multi Purpose Glue and mounted to the card front with Dimensionals.

I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the card base as this card will be fairly heavy and it will support all the layers.

The Flowers and leaves were cut from the Framelit sets “Botanical Builder” and unfortunately this is one set that will be leaving us at the end of May.

So if you are interested in purchasing this then GO to my SHOP and purchase it now, before its sold out.

The colours used for the flowers are Blushing Bride and So Saffron.

The sentiment and frame boarder comes from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set was stamped using the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Pad and Basic Grey Archival Stampin’ Pad. The matching die cuts are from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.

Pearls finishes of the card as centers of the beautiful flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed my card if you want to know anything more just contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Please go to Global Design Project’s page and have a look at some of the amazing creations that have been posted..
You can find them HERE

Have a lovely Day!




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Rose Wonder

At the end of January I participated in a new market that started in December just before Christmas…

The Southern Highlands Night markets. The store i was on was run by Highlands Handmade a shop I have my cards and other hand made items in. A customer came along and liked a card I had but she wanted it in different colours……so here is the card I made her.



The stamp set is Rose Wonder by Stampin’ Up!

The rose was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock using Stazon Ink and then watercoloured using the Stamp Pads and Aqua Painters..

But unfortunately the Real Red ink wasn’t coming out as dark as I would have liked it.

So what I did was with the Real Red watercolour pencil I went over it ti highlight the areas I wanted darker.

The leaves were also done using the watercolour pencils.

So I did a quick tip video on using the watercolour pencils over the top of the watercolouring done with the inks.

Hope you find this useful..




Global Design Project #025 | Colour Challenge

This weeks challenge from the Global Design Project Team is a …


and what are the colours they have chosen for us today…

Colour ChallengeInteresting…not colours I use a lot, but that’s good because it’s a “challenge”.

While I’m making this card I was watching last nights re-run of “My Kitchen Rules”

Did you see it? I’m enjoying this years show but anyway…

as I was putting this card together all I could think of was..

Is it Balanced?

Do I have all the elements?

The same questions the contestant’s where asking of them selves I was asking of me…..and these are also important not just for cooking but for any craft.

Always sit back and look at what you have created, sometimes squinting at it can help- it makes the obvious stick out as being wrong or not quite right. (an embroiders trick)


My card today I have water coloured the flower and leaves on Shimmery White card stock…remember to use Stazon Ink to stamp image……

my first one I didn’t and couldn’t work out why it was bleeding!  (silly, silly)

I then “Fussy Cut” my rose and leaves…..but years ago I learn’t a great trick…I use a glass plate and a scalpel (knife).

I have a piece of glass from a picture frame which I have folded masking tape to the edges to make it safe. This allows me to move

the paper freely while folding the scalpel and the blade doesn’t get stuck as it would if using a self-healing mat.

I then went around all the cut edges with a black marker to remove the white.

I balanced my card with a velum banner with the sentiment and some pearls coloured with the Blendabilities I still have.

The banner was adhered to the card with a glue dot under the pearl and under the rose.

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The inside of the card I have kept very simple and mounted the Whisper White card stock onto a piece of Smoky Slate and stamped the rose image in

Daffodil Delight.

Hope you enjoy this card as much as I had fun making it.

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Global Design Project #GDP018…..Is in the Air……

Time again for a Global Design Project….

and this week it’s another fantastic sketch made by Teneale Williams!

GDP018When I first started out in stampin’ Up! I played around with colour on the “Clear Blocks” and using that as a stamp.

It gives you a “Water colour Background”,I love the different effects you can get.

So I decided for this layout that’s what I would do.


To get this effect you do have to work quickly so have every thing ready…


  • Card stock, in this case Shimmery White, it will give that little bit of extra sparkle and will handle the water used.
  • Spritzer bottle filled with water
  • Stampin’ Write Markers, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermellon Wonder..(don’t you love the colour names…I do)

Using the Stampin’ Write markers I coloured in the block starting with the lighter colour at the top

and working down to a darker colour at the bottom.

Then a light spray with the Spritzer onto the block and stamp down onto card stock. I held it there for approx 2 minutes, just to let the colour spread.

Carefully lift the block, you may have a pooling of ink just blot any excess ink with paper towel or tissue.

When dry stamp your image on top…here I embossed the floral heart from “Bloomin’ Love” and embossed with white embossing powder.

Triple mounted…added some pearls and a sentiment just under frames.

Give it ago…would love to hear how you went with this great technique.

Keep on Stampin’ Up!

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Global Design Project #GDP004

The challenge this week is called “Case the Designer”.

Love this card that Louise has designed.

Case the designerHere are the Rules for this challenge……

You can be inspired by ANYTHING on this card. What inspires you in this card to make it your own?
Here are some ideas of what you could be inspired by –
Theme – Christmas
Layout – Do you see those gorgeous layers? They are 2mm or 1/16″
Colours – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Gold Glimmer
Stamp set – Wondrous Wreath or something similar like Circle of Spring or others.
Embellishments – the crystal effects, Linen Thread or that gorgeous gold glimmer heart.
Gee!…..there’s lots to think about. What inspires me? Everything about this card inspires me!
OK….lets take 3 elements of this design that I like.
1. Wreath
2. heart
3. the subtle layers
So I hope you like my take on this card.
I chose a strong colour – Rich Razzleberry and added a thin layer of Whisper White for a matting. The wreath was stamped onto card stock and embossed in white, then cut out with the Framelits.
The layers of matting and card base have been cut away and a piece of window sheet inserted in the inner section of the wreath to make it look like the heart is floating.
The Heart was given a touch of glamour with Dazzling Diamonds.
Even though this card started of in thought to be a Christmas Card…it has evolved into a great Wedding, Engagement or even Valentine’s Day Card
Hope you enjoy my version of Louise’s card…


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