Birthday Wishes

This week I needed to make two cards.  I didn’t have a lot of time so I did a quick blog search for a sketch and found the Clean & Simple: FTL186 sketch for this week:


I had intended to place the butterflies as positioned on the sketch.  However, my son decided to join me just as I was finishing and demanded that he finish off the cards!  Considering he was the one taking them to the twins birthday party I let him, with a bit of guidance, add the butterflies and rhinestones.

I also used a new product from the Autumn-Winter mini on the cupcakes – Vanilla Scented embossing powder – yummy!

The above card uses the Designer Series Paper Berry Blossoms (p129 IB&C) and stamp sets: Create a Cupcake (p36 IBC) and Bring on the Cake (p38 IB&C).

This is the second card using Designer Series Paper: Flirtatious Specialty (p127 IB&C):

Cheers Deb





Happy Birthday Tania

Today’s card is for my wonderful downline Tania. Tania celebrated her birthday this week.

I used the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Papers (p129 IB&C) as this is one of Tania’s favourite papers.  Tania is also a fantastic quilter and loves her pearls so I had to incorporate these into the card too!

I used this week’s Just Add Ink 106 – Sketch Challenge for my layout out.

I hope that Tania had a great birthday.  You can see Tania’s beautiful work at her blog  Inkydayz.

Cheers Deb

Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Create a Cupcake
  • Card: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Accessories/Tools:  snail, dimensionals, paper cutter, bone folder, in color printed brads, basic pearls, anywhere stick glue, paper snips, paper piercer, large scallop circle punch, build a bird punch, wisteria wonder ruffle ribbon, white twine, DSP Berry Blossoms and sewing machine.

Sneak Peek – New Spice Cake DSP

The **NEW** Summer Mini Catalogue will be released on 1 December.  This is a sneak peek at the “New” Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and Bakers Twine.  I am in love with these new products!

I am holding a Summer Mini Catalogue Launch Party this Sunday at my house from 10am til 12pm.  I only have a few seats available so contact me ASAP if you would like to come along and do two make and takes and see some of the new goodies from the mini catalogue.  The cost is $5.

Cheers Deb

Three Little Babushka Dolls

I love my little Babushka Dolls (Russian Dolls) so I decided to make a card with three of them!  I have used the Flirtatious Speciality Paper (p127 IB&C), coordinating Delicate Doilies stamp set (p90 IB&C) for the background and Create a Cupcake Stamp for the sentiment (p36 IB&C).

I only used three punches: Owl Builder punch, 2.5cm (1″) Circle punch and Extra-Large Oval punch.

To take a look at my very first Babushka Doll card click HERE.

Cheers Deb

  • Stamp Set/s: Delicate Doilies & Create a Cupcake (for sentiment)
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Black, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
  • Ink:  Pretty in Pink and Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, paper snips, DSP Flirtatious Specialty,Word Window punch, Owl Builder punch, 1”(2.5cm) circle punch, Oval Extra-Large, 2-Way glue pen.

Mojo 209



I made this card using the Mojo 209 Sketch Challenge layout:

Now, let me tell you about my card.. The pattern paper is from Flirtatious Specialty (p127 IB&C) and I also used the cordinating stamp set Delicate Doilies (p90 IB&C).  The elephant stamp is from a retired set but if I had the single elephant stamp called Elebration (p15 IB&C) I would have used it instead.  Here is a close up:

I made the card becaused I want it to go with a little fabric elephant that I made recently.  I couldn’t get a good photo of her tonight so I will try again tomorrow morning.

Cheers Deb

Card Supplies:

  • Stamp Set/s: Delicate Doilies, Wild About You (retired) & Create a Cupcake (for sentiment)
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, basic rhinestone jewels, scallop dots pretty in pink ribbon, paper snips, Big Shot: Circles #2 Originals Die and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen and Lace Ribbon Boarder punch. DSP Flirtatious Specialty.

Kimono Kids – SC342

I have been following the Stampin’ Up! 2011 Artisan Award Blog Hop and have seen some amazing projects using Stampin’ Up! products.  I was blown away when I saw the card that Summer Stone made using the Kimono Kids stamp set (p156 IB&C).  She had done a lot of fussing cutting but I loved how she had made the skirt flair out so I just had to have a go, this is a close up of the skirt as it is hard to see this detail in the first photo:

I used the Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch Challenge SC342 for my layout:

The reason for all the extra pearls was inspired by Connie Collins Artisan Award winning card.  She made an amazing card with heaps of swirly pearls that she had placed freehand. 

The teeny tiny flowers on the little girl have been punched out with a NEW Lace Ribbon Border punch that will be available when the new Australian catalogue goes live on 1 September.  As a demonstrator I got to order the punch in my pre-order this month.

Note: Kimono Kids Stamp Set, Very Vanilla taffeta Ribbon and Elegant Soiree DSP used on this card is retiring at the end of 31 August.  See the Last Chance List (near the top right hand side of the screen) to see what else will be retiring this month.

Cheers Deb 

 Card Details:

  • Stamp Set/s: Kimono Kids & Create a Cupcake
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Baja Breeze.  Stampin’ Write Markers: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery.
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, basic pearl jewels, Very Vanilla (1cm) Taffeta Ribbon, paper snips, two-way glue pen, decorative label punch and Lace Ribbon Boarder punch. DSP Elegant Soiree.

Cupcake & CAS#145 Challenge

While blog surfing the other day I came across Rochelle Gould’s blog.  Rochelle has altered the frosting cupcake top from the Build a Cupcake punch (p12 mini) to give a different frosting top.  I just had to give it a go and decided to use this week’s sketch layout from Clean and Simple Stamping #145 challenge for my card layout. 

Can you see the point on the top of my cupcake?  The point is from the decorative label punch (p11 mini).  Take a look at Rochelle’s blog post <Click HERE> to see how it is done.   I also used the decorative label punch to make the decorative background behind the Happy Birthday sentiment.  You punch out one decorative label then put it back into the punch using a post it note to hold it and line it up and punch again!  It is such a versatile punch.

Cheers Deb

  • Stamp Set/s: Create a Cupcake
  • Card: chocolate chip. whisper white, rose red, so saffron and tempting turquoise.
  • Ink:  chocolate chip. rose red, so saffron and tempting turquoise and stampin’ write markers: rose red and tempting turquoise.
  • Accessories/Tools:  Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, eyelet border punch, mini dots, decorative label punch, build a cupcake punch, BigShot Embossing Folder: textured expressions, basic rhinestone jewels, word window punch, two-way glue pen and paper snips.