Surfing Dude

I decided to participate in another Just Add Ink challenge – they are so much fun!  The challenge this week is a clean and simple sketch layout – click here to see the Just Add Ink Challenge #45.  The surfing dude comes from the Seaworthy stamp set (p73 IB&C) and the sentiment from On Your Birthday stamp set (p102).  I coloured him in using Stampin’ Write Markers: Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie.  I don’t have the Crumb Cake marker so I used my blender pen with my Crumb Cake ink.

I also used a couple of new products from the Summer Mini Catalogue to be released on 1 December.  So make sure you come back to my blog on Wednesday to see check out the mini catalogue for yourself and see all the fantastic products coming!  

Cheers Deb Fearns

  • Stamp Set/s: Seaworthy & On Your Birthday
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy & Whisper White, DSP Travel Journal
  • Ink: Night of Navy
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Jig, BigShot: Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Markers: Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie and blender pen.

Christmas Cards

I recently had a request to make some personalised Christmas Cards (note in the photos I have blurred out the names).  It was fun to make up a number of large cards as this size gives you more room to add different things.  The size of these cards are 14cm x 14cm. 

I used the Jolly Holiday papers (p126 IB&C) and stuck with the colours from this paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  The stamp set I used were Contempo Christmas (p23 IB&C) and Dasher (p161 IB&C).

Here are the rest the cards:

I now just need to finish off my own Christmas Cards! 

Cheers Deb

Up & Coming Classes

My next Monthly Card Making class is on this Sunday 21 November 10am to 12pmish.   At the class you will use the Big Shot Machine to make the ‘U Rock’ card above and two other cards.            

The class is suitable for beginners and the cost is $10 per person.   

Gift Making Class 1: Suitable for beginners

  When:  Tuesday 23 November
  Time:    7.30pm (approx. 2.5hrs)
  Cost:     $20 per person
  RSVP:   18 November

At this class you will make a sour cream container, see photo above.  It is great for holding little chocolates or a small gift. You will also make a small gift using a 2011 calendar and another gift box.

Gift Making Class 2: Suitable for more advanced stampers

  When:  Sunday 28 November
  Time:    10am (approx. 3hrs)
  Cost:     $22 per person
  RSVP:   22 November

At this class you will make Pull Treat Gift.  You pull the ribbon to reveal the yummy Kit Kat chocolate inside.  You will also make a small gift using a 2011 calendar and another gift box.

All my classes are held at my home in Melba and bookings are essential.

Email me at to book your place or if you have any questions.  

Cheers Deb

Love Letter Cards

A few weeks ago I had a stamping night with my upline Chris Parker-Barnes.  I got to have a play with Chris’ Stampin’ Up! Distressing Essentials kit (p143 IB&C).  I used the kit with this card I made using the Kimono Kids stamp set (p42 IB&C)

 Here is a close up of the Tea Stained look I created on the outside edges of the designer paper.

The kit comes with the following items:
*  1 x flat stamp
*  4 x distressing ink spots (tea stain, charcoal, mahogany & navy)
*  1 x sanding block
*  1 x emery board
* 3 x precision files
I also made another card on the night using my Butterfly Prints stamp set (p75 IB&C) and Chris’ Curly Cute stamp set (p110 IB&C) for the sentiment.  

I used the Big Shot with Chris’ Elegant Lines embossing folder (p151 IB&C) and used the sanding block from the Distressing Essentials kit to sand back the paper so the embossed image would stand out.

I used the new Designer Series Paper: Love Letter (p125 IBC) on both of the cards.

Cheers Deb Fearns