Today’s card I am linking up to the current challenge at Inspired by Stamping here and the customer gallery.

I followed this sketch

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Here is my card

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I started by printing some IBS digital paper which was in the latest newsletter.  I think one of the colours in my printer wasn’t right – my paper is more green than the newsletter sample.  I am sorry Joanna if this isn’t how you intended the colours to look.  Anyway I used the paper I printed.  It seemed to co ordinate really well with SU Pool party cardstock and coastal cabana ribbon.  I used Mama Elephant Sew Fancy stitched circle die and Lifestyle crafts nested circle dies for the die cut circles. I used SU Pool party, Bermuda bay, Night of Navy and Baked Brown sugar inks to stamp the images from Inspired by stamping Celebrating 2 years. I finished the card off with a little die cut from SU Balloon Framelits.

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A masculine card for IBSIC #94


Today I am popping in to share a card I have made.

I am linking up to the current Challenge at Inspired by stamping here

and also to the Customer Gallery Contest

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Here is my card

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I used Inspired by Stamping Chevrons stamped in SU Night of Navy, SU Bermuda Bay and Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Celebrating 2 years. The card front is mounted onto SU Night of Navy cardstock before attaching to my card base.

This card will be going to one of my nephews.

Hope you have a great weekend planned. For me it is 6 hours or so of netball Saturday and a Bounce birthday party Sunday.

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Watercolour blooms…


Today my card is inspired by watercolour.

I am linking up to the following challenges here and here

Grab button for Uniko Studio Challenge



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FebIBSIC91---Color, IBSIC91---Watercolor, Inspired by Stamping, Inspired by Stamping Challenge, card challenge

Here is my card

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I started with some watercolour paper and added the inked watercolour background using PTI Spring Moss ink. I stamped the leaf image from Uniko Background builders Vines also in PTI Spring Moss ink. The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping Celebrating 2 years stamped in versafine onyx black ink. The flower from Uniko Flower #6 was stamped with SU Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose ink and fussy cut out before popping up with foam tabs. I mounted this onto black cardstock.  To finish off I added a few sequins.

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Happy Valentines…

Happy Valentines Day



Mr 17 made this card for his girlfriend (with a little help) and it matches perfectly the Inspired by Stamping Challenge.

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We used PTI Heart Prints stamped in memento tuxedo black and co ordinating die along with SU Good Greetings, Real red ink and real red cardstock all on a pre made base.

Before I go I have a couple of other pics to share.

Ms 10 has 2 parties today. One this morning and a sleep over party that she is at now.

We added these to the girls’ presents.

We used Kaisercraft alphabet die, SU Butterflies thinlits die and PTI Littly lady stamp set for the trail. We also added glossy accents to the letters. The notebooks are from a stationery shop.

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A little decorated gift bag. Some washi tape and flowers made with packaging cut with scallop circle and scrunched up.

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The final pics are thanks to Therese’s post here

I had some quilters template plastic lying around so I made one A6 and one for 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm card.

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Now I should be set.

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More NBUS…


Today I am sharing 2 birthday cards.

I am linking up to


My NBUS is Mama Elephant Water blooms stamp set



Inspired by Stamping Monthly Challenge

sentiment stamp (and ribbon)

Inspired by Stamping

The recipient of this card, Ms S,  is the daughter of an old friend (we have been friends since we started high school a few years ago!).  Ms S loves Paris and is studying French by attending weekend classes (Dad is a French influence). This has lead to a very French gift with Eiffel tower jewellery holder, stationery and some new jewellery. So the card had to follow the theme.

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I began by searching the web for pictures (I don’t have an Eiffel tower stamp although I’m sure they are out there) and printed one I liked from here. I then used my NBUS Mama Elephant Water Bloom stamp set and SU Rose Red ink triple stamped along with SU Certainly Celery. When the stamping was done I trimmed and mounted onto SU Rose Red CS. I added Inspired by Stamping ribbon and the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 also stamped with SU Rose Red. I punched the sentiment using 2″ and 2 1/4″ circle punches. The finished size of this card is 15cm x 21cm.

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The second card I am sharing is for Mr M who is 17 today – Ms S and Mr M share a birthday Mr M is 2 years older.

Mr M is a Whovain so a Dr Who inspired card is a must.

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I started by printing 2 of these. I layered these to create my 3D tardis for the front of my card. I was inspired by Tina’s card here. I adhered this to a piece of SU crumb cake cardstock and then I sponged the edges with crumb cake ink. I die cut “17” into the Kaisercraft licorice card front with Papersmooches Numbers die and inlaid the “17” using SU Crumb Cake cardstock. The banners are stamped in crumb cake using SU banner blast and the co ordinating punch. The middle banner is also stamped with a sentiment from PTI Tiny Tags in black ink. The Tardis was then added to the card front with foam tabs.

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As Mr M is having friends over for pizza and cake after the movies tonight I have printed these to add to cupcakes. (Still have to make the cupcakes)

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 Thank you to those who made their digi images available for me to use.

Thanks for stopping – a long post today.



NBUS Chevrons…


Today I am sharing my card with

the monthly challenge at Scrapbook boutique

= colour inspiration


IBS Monthly Customer Gallery Contest

Inspired by Stamping


NBUS#3 challenge

the IBS chevron set is my NBUS


This card is for Ms 15’s boyfriend who is celebrating his 15th Birthday today.

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I have used Inspired by Stamping Chevrons triple stamped in SU Bermuda Bay and SU Coastal Cabana inks. The sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card using SU Smoky Slate ink and Papersmooches Hullabaloo. I used SU Word Bubble framelits to reveal the sentiment.

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 Thanks for stopping for a peek.

I plan to be back tomorrow and share Mr M’s birthday card.



A few tags…


Today I have some tags to share

I am linking them up to these challenges at

Inspired by Stamping



Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog

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I started with SU Very vanilla cs 5cm x 8.5cm. Using the Scallop tag topper punch I created a tag and finished by rounding the corners. The inks I have used are SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Always Artichoke and Memento Tuxedo black. The stamp sets used are IBS Build a stocking, IBS Holiday Ornaments, IBS Sugar & Spice and SU Holiday Home. The tags are finished with SU cherry cobbler tulle ribbon.

The tags

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The gifts for my book club friends next week.

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Book labels, book mark made using Jane’s Doodles stamp sets see post here and some Christmas tags. The box is an adaption from Sam’s at Pootles here. Thank you. I used some SU patterned paper (Be of good cheer).

Last night my friend and I crafted from 8 pm – 1 am making paper Santas – 12 for her and nearly 30 for me. This took a little longer than I thought but it was nice to chat and craft at a leisurely pace.  I will share some pics later in the week when the Santas get their arms and legs!

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Build a stocking…


I have used the colour inspiration from the current challenge at Inspired by Stamping


For these cards I have used Inspired by Stamping Build a stocking and Festive Frames stamp sets, SU Ink and Lily Bee design Jingle tiny tablet paper pad.

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A pic of the two cards

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I will be linking to Inspired by Stamping monthly challenge and IBSIC #87 and Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge.

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Whilst I had these sets out I also created these cards

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I used Inspired by Stamping Christmas Wreath, Build a stocking and Festival Frames with Lily bee patterned paper.

A busy few days coming up.

Miss 9 has School sports day, Mr 16 has a Yr 12 exam even though he is in Yr11 followed by his Yr 11 exams and Ms 18 & Ms 14 have parties to go to.

Next week is dance dress rehersal I have one or two adjustments to make and finish dresses/costumes for Ms 18 and Ms 14.

I hope to get some creating done – even if it is just with my new library buddies. One lady has just purchased a big shot so she has been bringing it for show and tell. It is a blast to see her having such a great time.

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Fancy Circles…


Happy Friday

I am using the sketch from Inspired by Stamping to create my card



Here is my card

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I used Fawn coloured paper I picked up from a craft show and layered with Vintage floral designer paper from IBS. I stamped images from IBS Fancy circles in SU Pink Pirouette and Baked Brown Sugar and punched using 2″ and 2.25″ circle punches. I stamped a greeting from IBS Creative tags and punched into a tag using SU banner punch. I finished with some IBS pink ribbon.

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I am also linking to the IBS monthly challenge and Pinterest challenge.


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Some new things …


I was recently lucky to receive a little prize bundle from Inspired by Stamping.

I am using lots of the new goodies in this card and am linking up to a few challenges as well.

Firstly this fab challenge where you use some new or never before used “schtuff” – love the whole idea of this there are a couple of rules so check them out before you play. 🙂Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)


at Inspired by stamping





and the monthly IBS challenge

Now here is my card

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I have used new never before IBS Flowers Bloom, IBS Fancy Label Dies 1, IBS Vintage Floral Paper Pad and ribbon along with some things I already had IBS Fancy Label Dies 3, SU crumb cake cs nd SU Crumb cake and Bashful blue ink. A couple of gold brads to finish off this card.

and another pic

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Yesterday I took Ms 9 to a craft fair in Geelong. Boy did she have a great day. The stall holders where so lovely to her. The only purchases where for her stash plus she scored a couple of little extras for the generous stall holders.  I didn’t add to my stash at all. We have a Roxy long socks pattern which she had to have so hoping during the school holidays we will make this up – I have some fabric left from her quilt so the plan is to use this. Ms 9 has fallen in love with an embroidery machine so sweet I had to explain place value of decimals to her – she misunderstood $xxx as $x.xx! If only it was $x.xx.

We also made 4 poppies whilst we were there for the Geelong Wool Museum display.

More poppy pics

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