Perfectly Wrapped Swap

Todays awesome card comes courtesy of my lovely team member Rachael van Rij who designed this card for a team swap.  It uses the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set which is designed for used with the awesome gift packaging kit of the same name, but this card is such a good example of how else you can use the set.  It also incorporates all of the 5 new in colours – clever design!

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Thanks for the great card Rach!

Stamps: Perfectly Wrapped
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Ink: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peek-a-boo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo
Other: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Basics Rhinestones, PLxSU Corner Rounder Punch



3D Frosting with Sweet Cupcake

Happy Monday!  It’s back to school for my kiddies today – we had a fantastic 2 weeks school holiday but it’s now time to get back to work and I have lots of projects lined up to create this week!  I hope to do some LIVE stamping on my Facebook page at some stage too so keep an eye out for that!  To start the week though we are celebrating with a delicious looking cupcake!  This project was one of the cards from this months Technique Class which was all about textured stamping.

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The cupcake was stamped and then we stamped over the top with a homemade texture paste that Sara Douglas shared at the last On Stage event – it is such a great idea and I have another couple of ideas that I want to try the paste with, so I will be sure to share those when complete.  Here’s a closer look at the textured stamping:FullSizeRender (3)

On the finished card we added some clear Wink of Stella over the top which really makes it look just like real icing on a cupcake – so good you want to eat it!

The fantastic Sweet Cupcake stamp set can be bundled with the awesome coordinating Cupcake Cut-Out Framelit Dies for a great 10% discount!  Check it out here!

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush
Other: Cupcake Cut-out Framelit Dies, Texture Paste, Clear Wink Of Stella, Basic Rhinestones





Colour Your World July Blog Hop!

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It’s time for another Colour Your World Blog Hop!  Maybe you are just starting here or perhaps you have already hopped around the world – either way, make sure you check out all of the great projects!  You could even join in and use the colour inspiration to create your own project!


So here is my take on the months inspiration and I am going to put my hand up straight away and say that I DON’T love it!  You know how sometimes you have a great idea in your head and it just doesn’t play out on paper how you thought it would? Yeah, well this card is one of those!  I don’t dislike the card, in fact I really like several of the elements on it, but the finished product is just ‘not quite right’!

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If I could go back and change some things, I would angle the diecut flower so that it’s stalk went more downward and I would lose the small stamped flowers & rhinestones.  Maybe I need to do a take 2…. Would love to know what you think!

That’s it from me this month – your next stop on the hop is Sam Hammond in the UK and she always has a fabulous project to share – you can find it here.


Have you seen everyone’s great projects?

Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Waggoner - USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Kerstin Kreis – Germany
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand <<< YOU ARE HERE!
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria


Swirly Birds Nest

Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone in surviving the first week of the school holiday ok- the weather has been great here in Wellington although I think that is about to change!

Today I have a note card to share using the Thoughtful Banners & Swirly Bird stamp sets.  I was inspired to create the ombre stripe background by a card I saw on travels around the internet but I didn’t take any note of the creator or the card as it was one of those details you see while looking at a whole gallery of ideas but you don’t necessarily register the idea until later (does everyone else do that – it’s kind of like inspiration by osmosis!)

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I think I’ve mentioned before how the Swirly Bird bundle wasn’t originally on my must have list – what was I thinking?  It’s so versatile and I just love the swirls cut from the Swirly Scribbles thinlits, and the size if just perfect to pair with the Thoughtful Banners Bundle as I have done here.

Stamps: Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Other: Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Duet Banner Punch, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder




The Great Welly Paper Caper!

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The Great Welly Paper Caper is just a few months away and there is still time to book a spot at a great Early Bird price!  What is The Great Welly Paper Caper?  It’s a fantastically FUN weekend of paper crafting – 3 great classes, plenty of time to create, lots of sharing with other attendees, gifts, prizes and so much more!  Even better is that the camp is fully serviced so you don’t even have to cook for the weekend – just craft for as many hours as you like!
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Download the full details here GWPC 2016