Dr Who


I was so excited when I saw the Sale-a-bration stamp set Feeling Sentiment and couldn’t wait to ink up the telephone box.  My husband is a big Dr Who fan! I added the little light to the top of the telephone box with a black Stampin’ Write marker.

I am not sure if you can tell by the photo but I have painted white acrylic paint over the 1st Edition Designer Series Paper.  This allowed me to get a better stamped image and to colour in with my markers.  I picked up this tip while blog surfing and I just love the effect.

Here is a closer look at the telephone box (click on photo to get a bigger image):

TPP#130 Close Up

My layout was inspired by this weeks Paper Players Challenge:


Cheers Deb



Dapper Dad

Best Dad Ever

Sneak peek at a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set about to be released in Australia on 1 Feb.  The set is called Dapper Dad and includes three groovy stamps:  shoe, watch and bow tie.  I have used the shoe stamp on this card.  The background stamping is from Clockworks (AC p105) and the sentiment is from Best Dad Ever (AC p27).

The DSP paper is from the current Holiday Catalogue and is called Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP p24.  This next card uses the Orchard Harvest DSP p28, also from the current Holiday Catalogue.

Ordering from the Holiday Catalogue ends soon 31 January.

Happy Father's Day

All products used are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered from me (except for Dapper Dad – you need to wait until 1 Feb)!  Order during Sale-a-bration and earn some freebies!

Cheers Deb

Sale-a-bration 2013 – How will you party?

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s premiere promotional event of the year! It is an annual party with loads of free products! This year’s party is better than ever – Stampin’ Up! are celebrating their 25th anniversary! So put on your party hat and BYOC (bring your own confetti).



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Natural Composition Speciality Paper

Sydney Heartfelt Lunch Bag1

Sydney Heartfelt Lunch Bag2

I am a little behind in sharing these pictures with you…  Back in November last year I was asked by Stampin’ Up! to present at the Sydney Heartfelt Event.  My presentation focused on the Natural Composition Speciality Papers (p162 AC).

The picture above is of a little mini lunch bag.  I initially stamped on the plain side of the speciality paper (the reverse side has been clear embossed) to show off the wonderful Kraft coloured side of the paper.   I love to stamp on the plain side of the paper due to the natural earthy look of the paper.

I then coloured the clear embossed side of the paper with Early Espresso ink to make the pre-embossed music notes stand out.  The deeper rich coloured inks work best with this paper. You saturate the paper with ink using either your ink pad or a brayer.  Then use a tissue to get the excess ink from the pre-embossed areas.

This next photo is one of my samples using both techniques again but this time I made a larger box and inked up a larger area of the pre-embossed speciality paper:

Sydney Heartfelt Bag

I then used the plain side of the paper again to stamp on since the colours coordinated so well together and kept to the earthy look:

Sydney Heartfelt Tag

This paper is also heavier in weight making it great for 3D projects or if you need stronger paper so it won’t be torn by what present you may put inside.

I will come back soon to share my last sample with you from the event.

Cheers Deb



Still addINKtive Challenges # 1 – Sketch and Colour

Still addINKtive #1

Today’s card is for my friend Tania.  Tania recruited her first downline recently and I am so excited for her.  Tania and I first met at a Stampin’ Up! party I ran for a friend of hers and she joined up as a demonstrator soon after.   We have become fabulous friends and love to share our passion of crafting together.  You can check out Tania’s gorgeous work at her blog Inkydayz.

I have limited crafting time at the moment and decided to keep to a Clean and Simple (CAS) design.  I was inspired by a new challenge blog Still addINKtive. The blog site is run by two very talented Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators:  Bronwyn and Kathy.

The Still addINKtive first challenge is a Sketch and Colour Challenge:

Still addINKtive Challenge #1

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Cheers Deb

Boy Birthday Card

Jamie Card

Today I want to share with you a birthday card that I made this week.  I haven’t had very much time to craft lately so I really enjoyed making this card.  It uses the Dinoroar stamp set from the Annual catalogue and the Designer Series papers Orchard Harvest from the Holiday Catalogue.

I also decided to jazz up the present with some Sweater Trim from the Holiday Catalogue:

Jamie Present

We had a fabulous time at the birthday party today and now I am exhausted!

Cheers Deb



Talking Tag

Talking Tag


With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalise birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a recipe. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

How to send a voice message:

  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy ‘em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $12.95 AU extra postage charges apply (item 129723).  Contact me to order!  Email or 0404 058 715.

Helpful Tips:

  • Adhere Talking Tag to a flat surface, otherwise the scanner can’t read the code.
  • Multiple tags can be attached to one surface, but don’t place them too close together. When scanning a message, you shouldn’t be able to see another code on the screen
  • Do not write or place any decoration over the label.
  • Talking Tag has a permanent adhesive and cannot be repositioned once attached to a surface. Attempting to remove it could tear the label, making it impossible to listen to the content.
  • A Talking Tag message label can only hold one message. Once a message is confirmed, it cannot be deleted or re-recorded.