Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Be Inspired Blog Hop - Sale-A-Bration

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to this months BE INSPIRED Blog Hop. With Sale-A-Bration Promotion in full swing what better time to showcase our favourite Freebies. This months the Design Team are sharing our favourite Sale-A-Bration items.

The two creations I have chosen to share with you today have little snippets of products from SAB as I wanted to show how I used my favie items combined with other items from the Catalogues.

The first card uses the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set. I have stamped and coloured the floral images then fussy cut the flowers from the Birthday cake.  The Smoky Slate card front has been embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder then a die cut panel (created using the Poppy Moments Dies) has been adhered with Dimensionals.

The next card features my ABSOLUTE FAVIE black and white striped DSP from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP Pack. Without going overboard with the stripes I decided to add a smidgen with a small panel combined with the Peaceful Poppy Elements. Two embossing folders have been used with the Whisper White background embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Folder and the Basic Black Panel with the Mosaic 3D Folder.

That is all from Me today. Be sure to keep hopping for loads more creative and inspiring projects with this months SALE-A-BRATION theme. Up next in this month hop is super talented Cathy Caines with her amazing creation - Enjoy!

Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Just Add Ink #492 - Sketch

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to Just Add Ink Challenge #492. This week we have a sketch for you to play along with.
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For today's creation I have used DSP and Rose Gold Foil from the Everything is Rosy Product Medley mixed with a few items that are still currently available such as the Embossing Folders, Medium Daisy Punch and Ribbons.

I have a little crush on the Medium Daisy and have been using it a whole heap recently. Using the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders to create the Rose Gold Frame that encloses the pretty pink DSP, I have then adhered a few stamped leaf images, ribbons and then the Daisy to the lower left hand corner of the frame.

That is all from me today. We would love for you and your crafty friends to play along, if you have a blog you can add your creation to the Just Add Ink gallery here. Don't have your own blog? No problem! Just send us an email  to with a photo attachment. We will upload it to our challenge entry blog for you. Just be sure to use the inspiration picture and Celebration theme for your creation.

Until next time stay awesome and stay crafty

One Stamp At A Time - 16 Candles

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to the February One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop. This month we have a wonderful line up of talented designers from all over the world who have created BIRTHDAY themed projects to share with you.
For my BIRTHDAY themed creations, I have chosen to alter a Sale-A-Bration kit, mainly because I am a lazy stamper but also because on the day I chose to make projects for this hop it was incredibly hot upstairs in my crafty space (West Australian Summer!!) If some bits n pieces just needed slapping together opposed to colouring or stamping then I could manage that on a 40 degree day lol. 

The Kerchief Kit in its glorious Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana colour combination was a definite must have from the first round of SAB offerings for me. I have chopped up and die cut the card fronts and given my own little twist to come up with these little ditties. You may have also noticed I swapped out the gold foil embellishments for silver die cuts.

The first two cards have basically the same designed backgrounds with different orientations. Made using panels of Whisper White, Silver Glimmer and Night of Navy card, cut on angles. 

The second set of cards use two card fronts from the kit. The card on the left has simply had the centre removed and altered into a shaker card. The card on the right has been created using the Stitched Tag Die from the Bonanza Die Set.  Polka Dot ribbon was threaded through the tag then Silver Glimmer added to the bottom before adhered to the embossed card front. Because I couldn't find anymore precut "celebrate today" sentiments I had to stamp a sentiment and die cut it - I am sure I could hear my Night of Navy Ink Pad shriek when I opened it briefly lol.

That is all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, the OSAT Design Team Members appreciate the time you have invested to visit us all today. Be sure to keep hopping all the way through for tonnes more inspiring BIRTHDAY Themed projects using the Blog Hop Participant List provided below. Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty.
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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Just Add Ink #490 - Add An Easel

Hello Crafty Friends

Welcome to Just Add Ink #490 - Add An Easel. Oh my giddy aunt....I haven't made an Easel Card in forever! At first I was a little stumped as to what I was going to make so decided on creating the card front elements and the actual Easel part will come to fruition at a later stage - that was the plan lol. I opted for another quick and easy Tropical Wonderland creation.

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The Memories and More cards have been a breeze to create with and having a few extra fussy cut images laying around  I decided to make an easel with a sandy shaker front. The frame has been lined with Acetate before adhering foam strip around the outer edge. The fussy cut Coconut image was adhered to the front of the shaker element with Tombow.

Next, I created a basic easel Fold that would hold the card front and then went to work on the sponged Shimmery White Panels, using Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo inks. These two panels were then ran through the Big Shot with the Parisian Embossing Folder before adhering to the easel base.

To finish the card I added a die cut panel inside so there is space to write a message and then stood the card where I wanted it to be and placed the Tropical Oasis M & M sticker with a little twine just in front. A heat embossed sentiment hung from twine slotted over the frame nicely and is held in place with a glue dot.

That is all from me today. We would love for you and your crafty friends to play along, if you have a you blog can add your creation to the Just Add Ink gallery here. Don't have your own blog? No problem! Just send us an email  to with a photo attachment. We will upload it to our challenge entry blog for you.

Until next time stay awesome and stay crafty

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - January - Shake Shake Shake

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to a very special Stampin' Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I am so excited you are able to join us. We are a group of past and continuing Stampin’ Up! Artisans bringing our followers a fancy monthly challenge to inspire them to get creative!  Fancy Friday has had a makeover which includes an exciting new way of doing things, fancy new logo's and loads of new Artisans joining the Design Team this year. 

We're shaking things up this year on the Fancy Friday Design Team! This will be our last official 'blog hop' because we're moving in a new direction! We'll be posting a challenge on the first Friday of every month over on Instagram and Facebook. And then we'll show you our team projects as the month progresses. We can't wait to have you around so any time you're inspired by our challenge, tag us in or use hashtag #stampinfancyfriday. Ok, it's time! Go follow us on Instagram and Facebook - @stampinfancyfriday. Stay inspired. See you there!

I am absolutely obsessed with the Tropical Oasis suite, in particular the gorgeous images in the Memories & More card pack. While watching a few episodes of Vikings on Netflix, I fussy cut a whole heap of images and played around with ideas's for shaker cards.

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All three creations feature different pieces of the Memories & More cards. The first has a basic oval shaped die cut from the card front, which was lined with gold polka dot vellum before adding sequins. The vellum along with the foliage are from the Sale-A-Bration kit called Kerchief. The fussy cut flamingo and hibiscus flowers have been adhered with mini dimensionals along with the medium sized Punched Daisy.

The next card was super easy to construct. I have simply fussy cut the floral frame from one of the large Memories & More cards, adhered Acetate with Multi Purpose Glue and then bent Foam Strips around the edge. I like to place the shaker elements in the centre of the card front and then adhere the shaker front over the top. If I don't do it this way, I end up with the insides shaker bits stuck to the foam strips and it all ends in disaster and eventually the rubbish bin! 

The final card again uses one of the fussy cut Tropical Oasis Memories & More cards to create the frame for my shaker element. The foam strips for this one did require cutting down a little to fit the thin sized frame. Before adhering to the card front, which has been splattered with Flirty Flamingo ink, I added a circle of twine. The fussy cut "woody" car and a few stickers from the Card Pack were also added. To finish the card and somewhat balance the busy card front, I added a strip of bright colour by chopping up yet another M & M card and adding it to the left hand side of the card base.

That is all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to continue hopping for more Shaker inspired projects from the Fancy Friday Design Team.  Up next in this astonishing line up of former and continuing Artisans is Jennifer Smith Sootkoos with her beautiful creation. Enjoy xx

Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Be Inspired Blog Hop - Love

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop for January. This month the talented Design Team are sharing inspirational projects with a LOVE theme, just in time for Valentine's Day!

My Hubby isn't a fan of Pink or Reds so I had to be a little more creative with his card and decided to go with a colour palette not normally associated with all the lovey dovey colours of Valentine's - Black, Yellow & White. 

Random Fact lol - the starting point for my creation was the cute little envelope that was in one of our projects at Onstage in November! I never do my make and takes at these events, instead I bring all the bits and pieces home and fiddle with them later.

Starting with the little Best Dressed Envelope, added some foliage and a punched Daisy with one of those uber cool fluffy embellishments for the centre. A few white heat embossed hearts from the Meant to Be Stamp Set with a couple of black sequins and all the "pretties" are done. Oh dear, I forgot to mention the little tuffs of Polka Dot Ribbon (barely visible lol) and that some of the foliage pieces are from the Sale-A-Bration Kit called Kerchief.

Next, I took the embellished envelope and adhered it to a piece of So Saffron Vellum that has been embossed with the Parisian Embossing Folder. A layer of Whisper White and then this was adhered to the card front which has a panel of the Golden Honey DSP (this DSP is from the Sale-A-Promotion).

That is all from me today. Be sure to keep looking through the Be Inspired Blog Hop as the Design Team have gone all out with this months theme and you are sure to get loads of inspiring ideas for Love Themed creations.

Up next is my super talented friend Manuela Geiswinkler with her delightful project. Enjoy!! Until next time stay awesome and stay crafty

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