Simply Stampin’ Challenge #66 – Clean & Simple

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin‘ is a CAS challenge.  You need to make a project based on a Clean and Simple design.  I hope you play along with us this week!

I decided to make a set of Clean and Simple cards using the verstile Easy Events stamp set (p40 IB&C) and a 8 Note Cards (p126 IB&C) with envelopes.  These were so quick and easy to put together with just a touch of colouring with Stampin’ Write Markers (click on the photos to enlarge):

Cheers Deb


  • Stamp Set/s: Easy Events
  • Card: Note Cards
  • Ink:  Black Stazon
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Daffodil, Delight
  • Accessories/Tools:  Clear bag, White Bakers Twine, 1/8” hole punch (to package up the cards and envelopes).

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #65 – Colour Challenge

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin‘ is a colour challenge.  You need to use Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White on a project.  I hope you play along with us this week!

I recently saw a card on Splitcoaststampers (sorry I can’t remember who’s card I was looking at!) that had placed three brads around the edge of the circle.  I really liked the look of it but when I did my brads I didn’t get my spacing right so I added a fourth brad… I am now not sure if I have over done it!  My husband thinks the placement of the green brad looks funny (I will leave it to your imagination to what he is talking about – men!)

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Dinoroar and On Your Birthday
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
  • Ink:  Lucky Limeade and Black Stazon.  Stampin’ Write Marker: Crumb Cake
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, paper snips, hemp twine, Color Spritzer tool, Designer Printed Brads, silver brads, blender pen, Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Circles #2 die, Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack: 2011-2013 In Color.

Delicate Doilies Party

I had a busy week last week getting ready for my daughter’s birthday party that was held on the weekend.  The birthday party theme was princesses and I teamed it up with the Delicate Doilies stamp set (p90 IB&C) and Flirtatious Designer Series Speciality Paper (p127 IB&C).

The invitation (the invite also included the Disney princess but I took the photo before adding these to the invite):

The table decorations:

The cake:

The cake:

I think I will stick to card making!  I knocked the milk over when I was making the pink icing so it didn’t turn out the right consistency!  It was also a cold day…  so I was very disappointed when I saw the crack in the icing.. frustrating after spending 2 hours decorating it!!

The thank you tags for the lollie bags:

Although it was a rainy and cold day the kids had a heaps of fun!

Cheers Deb

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #64 – Sketch

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin‘ is a sketch challenge.   I have used the beautiful Apothecary Art stamp set from the Autumn-Winter Mini (p19) and coloured it in with my Stampin’ Write Markers.

Looking at the card now I see I could have done a bit better with my bow!  The tail ends are a bit all over the place – just like my hair these days.  Will need to fix that with my trusty snail or give them a bit of trim.  I wonder if the snail will work on my hair – LOL!

Head over to the Simply Stampin’ blog site and see the sketch.  I would love to see you play along!

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Apothecary Art
  • Card: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade.
  • Ink:  Black Stazon.
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Pool Party and Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, paper snips, Seam Binding: Pool Party, Basic Pearls, Boho Blossoms punch, Build a Bird punch, tombow glue, mat pack & stylus (to dry emboss the flowers), Big Shot: Framelit dies and Designer Series Paper: Attic Boutique.

Vintage Gift Book Box

This was one of my display projects for Convention.  It is one of my book boxes (I am still working on a tutorial – life has been a bit busy). Click on the images to get larger photo.

It is a long weekend here today so I am getting lots of child free time while my husband is outside with the kids!  I will go back to editing more photos.

Email or leave a comment, if you would like any more information about this project.  All materials are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through me.

Cheers Deb

Baby Congratulations

This card is for my friend who recently had a baby girl.   I used one of my favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set Fast and Fun Notes.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (p105 IB&C).  The Designer Series Papers used are from the Nursery Nest (p130 IB&C).

I was inspired by the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 69 layout:

I also made a matching tag for the gift bag:

Sorry about the lighting, one of my lights has broken! You can click on the photos to see a larger sized image.

Email me if you would like any more information about these projects.  All materials are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through me (minus the retired product).

Cheers Deb

Stampin’ Up! Convention

The Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention was recently held in Australia.  Stampin’ Up! Conventions are amazing and so much fun!  This years Convention had a Product Playground area and Stampin’ Up! asked ten demonstrators to be “experts” in different products.  I was asked to be a Simply Scored expert and the card above is the Thank You from the beautiful Sophie Zadeh, Stampin’ Up! Sydney Office (I believe the card was made by one of the girls in the office).  Here is the inside of the card:

I was also asked to make several projects to have on display!  I have been very busy in the background over the last six weeks making these projects.  Here is a picture of me next to my display:

It was also fantastic as one of my team members was also asked to a Simply Scored Tool expert (we took turns looking after the table).  Below is a picture of Tania Willis helping out another demonstrator (Tania is on the left).  I am yet to get hold of some photos with Tania and I together.  You can see the amazing projects that Tania made for Convention by going to her blog site: Inkydayz.

I also got two photos with Shelli Gardner.  Here is the first photo with some of the Avid Inkers Team members:

The second picture was at the Awards dinner and you can see the photo if you go to Beck’s blog Create with Beck (Beck is the one pictured on the far left).  It was so much fun with the Avid Inker girls.  I laughed so much my tummy was hurting.

I am sure you want to see some close up pictures of my projects so I will go back to photo editing and get them up on here soon!

Cheers Deb