Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Wonderful Romance Thinking of You Card | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #034


Yesterday I shared my Admin inspiration for our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group. Our latest challenge #AWLSU034 is a Colour challenge. And for me this was a really hard colour challenge as I love using bright colours in my projects.

Well, I decided to have another go at this really challenging colour palette and I really like what I've come up with using a recently retired stamp set called Wonderful Romance.






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For this card I chose to CASE a card I created back in March and change my colours to suit our Colour Challenge. To see my original card, click here.

I stamped the floral image from the retired Wonderful Romance stamp set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the co-ordinating die from the retired Wonderful Floral Framelits.

Using my Smoky Slate & Night of Navy Stampin' Blends along with my Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker, I coloured my image. To add a little subtle sparkle I used my clear Wink of Stella on the Night of Navy flowers.

My sentiment, also from the retired Wonderful Romance stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy ink. The cardstock strips along the edge of my card are Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.

Hope you like it. I think this is just as pretty as my original even though it is not quite as colourful.


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Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897)


Stampin' Blends: Night of Navy (Dark & Light), Smoky Slate (Dark & Light)
Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Gray
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear Blocks
Retired Products: Wonderful Romance Stamp Set, Wonderful Floral Dies


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Monday, 8 July 2019

Daisy Thinking of You Card | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #034


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today marks the start of our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU034 is a Colour challenge. And for me this was a really hard colour challenge as I love using bright colours in my projects.




Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.


If you live in Australia and are interested in participating in our fortnightly challenges, click here to join the group :)




This card was my 2nd attempt (my first attempt didn't go further than pieces on my desk) and was a super quick and easy card to create.

I used all 5 colours in this card. I started off by cutting thin strips of Smoky Slate, Basic Gray & Basic Black. I stamped my sentiment, which comes from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on the Smoky Slate strip. I then adhered them to a scrap of printer paper and ran them through my Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

Using the Daisy Punch and my Night of Navy cardstock, I punched out 2 Daisies and glued them together. I topped the Daisy with a random button from my craft stash.

I felt I needed a little something to make the Daisy stand out against the Basic Gray and Basic Black strips so I cut out a Stitched Circle to attach under the Daisy.

I really like the layout of this card, so I am planning to make some more using brighter colours :)


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You too can make this ....... 
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Daisy Punch (143713)

Subtle Dynamic TIEF (143706)

Colorful Seasons (Photopolymer 143726)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)


Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Clear Blocks


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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Taekwondo Grading Congratulations Card

I have some non-crafting related news to share with you today.

In addition to jumping back into studying (after a really, really long time) at the start of this year, I decided it was also time to try my hand at a Martial Art as I had been talking about it since my 2 boys started Taekwondo just under 2 years ago. And so at the beginning of this year, I finally signed myself up for Taekwondo classes.

Well, over the weekend I attending my first grading (as a student and not a parent) and was successful in achieving my Yellow belt and becoming an 8th Cup student. Woohoo!

At the same grading, my friends (and instructors) were attempting to achieve their 4th Dan (which is a HUGE deal and requires years of training). All their hard work paid off and they received their 4th stripe.

To help them celebrate this huge achievement, I created a special card which I modelled off their Taekwondo Black belt uniforms and included their new 4th Dan Black belt.






What do you reckon... is this cool or what :)

I love it and so did my friends (as well as all the other
students who saw it after class when I gave it to them)







Did you notice the 4 white stripes on the "C" in congrats?




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