Simply Stampin’ Challenge #61 – Sketch

This week is a sketch challenge over at Simply Stampin‘.  I love sketch challenges and had fun with this one by adding a little suprise! I was inspired by the beautiful autumn weather here at the moment so decided to use French Foilage stamp set (p40 IB&C).

This card was made for my mother so I had to add “bling” somewhere!  The rhinestones remind me of the frosty weather we are starting to have here in Canberra.

Here is a close up of the surprise, a hidden slider:

I also decorated the envelope and wrapped the present in SU! brown packaging paper:

I hope you play along with us this week at Simply Stampin‘.

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: French Foliage, For My Family and Bring on the Cake
  • Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
  • Card: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Whisper White
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, paper snips, basic rhinestones, metallic brads, 1.9cm (3/4”) Circle punch, square scallop punch, corner rounder punch, sponges, word window punch, bitty buttons, tombow glue, scallop dots ribbon: chocolate chip, build a bird punch, paper piercer.

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #60 – Theme

We have a fun challenge over at Simply Stampin’ for you this week.  The theme is monochrome with a splash (add one other colour of your choice)!

I have made a wedding card using the Wedding Wishes stamp from Easy Events stamp set (p40 IB&C).

I hope you play along with us this week at Simply Stampin‘.

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Easy Events
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Riding Hood Red
  • Card: Basic Black and Whisper White
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, paper snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Stylus, white bakers twine, pleated satin Ribbon: Riding Hood Red, Blender Pen, basic rhinestones, 1.9cm (3/4”) Circle punch and 1.3cm (1/2”) Circle punch, tombow glue, Big Shot: Embossing Folder Designer Frames, Speciality Designer Series Paper: Mocha Morning Specialty.

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #59 – Colour Challenge

This weeks challenge at Simply Stampin‘ is a colour challenge: Regal Rose, Real Red, Island Indigo and Whisper White. 

Initially I was a bit stumped with where to start and while looking at my stamps I spotted my new but yet to ink up Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel (p54 IB&C).

I then looked through the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and was inspired by the layout from a card on page 54.  I have also seen some great banners out there on projects so decided to add one to my card.  My last challenge was to work out how to add Regal Rose to a boys card!  After playing around a bit with a punched out love heart (from the Build an Owl punch) I liked the idea of them sitting just below the banners.

I hope you play along with us this week at Simply Stampin‘.

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Card: Real Red, Island Indigo, Regal Rose and Whisper White.
  • Ink:  Real Red, Island Indigo and Basic Black
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, paper snips, blender pen, Stampin’ Write Marker Black, paper piercer and matt pack, word window punch, sliver brads, tombow glue, ruffled ribbon island indigo, build a owl punch and 2011-2013 In Color paper stack.

Avid Inkers Swap

Today’s card was my SWAP card for our Avid Inkers team meeting last week.  I have used a cool technique called Faux Patina. You can find a tutorial HERE.

I used the fabulous new stamp set from the current Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue called Rue Des Fleurs.

Would you like to join me for a night of crafting with fellow demonstrators?  Then consider signing up as a demonstrator and take advantage of the current Paper Party promotion.  Click HERE to find out more or email me.

Cheers Deb

SWAP Details:

All Materials are from Stampin’ Up! Australia and can be ordered from me via email me or phone 0404 058 715.

Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red & Versa Mark.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Baja Breeze.

Accessories: Snail, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stick Strip, Blender pen, paper snips, paper piercer, sponges, antique brads, heat tool, gold embossing powder, Big Shot: Vintage Wall Paper Embossing Folder & Framelits Dies.

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #58 – Sketch Challenge

Some exciting NEWS!  This card is my first entry for the Simply Stampin’ Challenge Design Team!!  The Simply Stampin’ Challenge are a weekly challenge blog for everyone who loves Stampin’ Up! products.  I was so thrilled to  join the team and look forward to inspiring you to join in with the challenges each week.

This week’s challenge is to create a project using the following sketch:

I hope you take a look at the Simply Stampin’ Challenge blog site and send in an entry into this week’s challenge.

Cheers Deb Fearns

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Tea Shoppe (Autumn-Winter Mini)
  • Card: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Whisper White
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray and Pear Pizzazz
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, sponges, paper snips, blender pen, basic pearls, modern label punch, large oval punch, hemp twine, antique brass brads, vintage trinkets, stitched poly ribbon blushing bride, scallop dots ribbon chocolate chip and Designer Series Paper: twitterpated.

Paper Party

I love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and on this card I have used the Attic Boutique DSP (p17 mini) from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn-Winter Mini.

Paper Party Promotion: 1 May to 31 May

During May, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper for every three you buy!*

Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.






Pocketful of Posies



Beau Château



Paisley Petals



Domestic Goddess



Just Add Cake



Frightful Sight



Timeless Portrait



Berry Blossoms






Nursery Nest



Letters to Santa



Big Top Birthday






Attic Boutique

*Does not include Specialty Designer Series Paper
**From the 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini

Find a Designer Series Paper for every crafting occasion, every crafting project and every creative mood!  Contact me to order – email me or call 0404 058 715.

The card I made (shown at the top of this post) also uses the new Rue Des Fleurs stamp set (p16 mini) and French Foliage stamp set (p69 IB&C).

The card layout is based on the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge SC380:

Cheers Deb

Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit

More choice and so much more affordable!
From today Stampin’ Up! are offering a fully customisable Starter Kit for new recruits at a *NEW* lower price of $169!
When you join as a new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products – you can choose up to $235 worth of any Stampin’ Up! products! You’ll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $80) to create a kit with a total value of $315 that still ships for FREE!

You can join up as a hobbyist demonstrator just to get the discount on your own personal crafting supplies or you can make it in to a full business, the choice is yours.

Still thinking about it…  Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper** every month for the rest of 2012!  Contact me to learn more about this fabulous deal – only available from today until 31 May 2012.   Click HERE to see the full list of Designer Series Papers.

Follow these easy steps today to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:

  • Go to my website : Click here
  • Take a look around to find out more information about joining
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 You will need to have:
1. Personal Contact Information
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Cheers Deb Fearns
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