Simply Stampin’ Challenge #83 – Colour Challenge!

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin’ is a Colour Challenge.  You need to make a project based on the following colours:

I have used the Perfectly Preserved stamp set (p29 HC) and the retired DSP Attic Boutique.  Here is a close up of the jar.. I just love this stamp set and coordinating framelits.

This is my last week as a Design Team member at Simply Stampin’.  It has been fun playing along each week and seeing everyone’s entries.

I hope you will play along with me this week at Simply Stampin’

Cheers Deb



Thank You

I wanted to share with you today a Thank You card I made using the Perfectly Preserved stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue (p29).   The little cherries in the jar have had some crystal effects added to give them a bit of dimension and shine.

Cheers Deb

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #82 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin’ is a Sketch Challenge.

I absolutely loooove the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Papers (p163 AC).  It looks beautiful as a background pattern on this card.  I have also used on this card the lovely Betsy’s Blossoms stamp set (p72 AC).  For the Happy Birthday sentiment I used the Memorable Moments stamp set (p139 AC).

Join us at Simply Stampin’ this week and make a project based on the following sketch:

Cheers Deb

Iron Man – Superhero Squad

My son has recently celebrated his birthday.  At the moment, his favourite TV show is Superhero Squad with his favourite character being Iron Man so this set the theme for his birthday this year.  This card is a once off make as it took a bit of time to cut and carefully put together.

Here are some quick instructions on how I made him.  I searched the internet for a picture of Iron Man by himself.  I then made sure it was the correct size to put on a card and printed out a couple of copies of the picture.  I then used the picture as a template to cut out the different body parts and used a Stampin’ Write marker to give the cardstock some definition.

Here is a picture of a larger print out I made of Iron Man that was put on the cake.  I was very proud of my son as he (almost) made this cake all by himself.  They grow up so quickly!

I also made an Iron Man cupcake topper using a smaller picture (and using the circle punch and scallop circle punch) to go with the cupcakes I sent along for his school class.  However, I had some icing issues (some difficulties getting the icing to go red – instead of pink!) that made us late for school so I didn’t get to take a photo of it.

Cheers Deb

Simply Stampin’ Challenge #81 – Make Your Own DSP!

This week’s challenge at Simply Stampin’ is to Make Your Own Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I got a bit carried away and made enough DSP to make 3 cards but I only used two sheets of cardstock!  Here is a photo of the first piece of cardstock that I stamped to be my Designer Series Paper:

I then cut the card stock into smaller pieces:

I did a bit more sponging along the edges before attaching the DSP to the cards:

I used two stamps sets: French Foliage (p86 AC) and Petite Pairs (p134 AC).

I hope you can play along with us this week at the Simply Stampin’.

Cheers Deb

Baby Gift

I absolutely just loooove these gift in a jar!!  Sara Douglass (Shelli Gardner’s daughter) made these fantastic and very inspiring decorated jars at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in America – click HERE to take a look.

I had a good excuse this week to make one.  I caught up this afternoon with my friend (and SU! team member) who is pregnant – very exciting!!  I really wanted to give her a little gift and this worked out just perfect!  I found this cute mini set of baby bath items that fitted in my jar with some cotton balls to hold them in place.  I then jazzed up the jar with some fabric, papers and ribbon.

The little tag has been made to look like a baby food jar.  I used the Cannery Set framelits dies (p29 HC).  I put the paper through twice to make the jar shape shorter.  I then used the white gel pen (p157 AC) along one side to give the jar some definition.  The little love heart is from the pear image in the Perfectly Preserved stamp set (p29 HC) and was punched out with the 1.9cm (3/4#) circle punch.  Here is a closer look:

Cheers Deb