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Wow…it’s been a busy month.  Sooo many wonderful products and sale-a-bration freebies – I have had far too much fun!   I’ve had a few workshops, enjoyed a craft night with my Canberra Demonstrator Group, Avid Inkers and this coming weekend, our group is hosting the Nautical Expressions Stamp Camp, using the stamp set that I’m highlighting in this post.   I can’t wait for Saturday!

It’s seems like ages since I have entered a challenge so I thought I’d combine a sketch challenge with a colour challenge and really stretch myself whilst making a masculine birthday card for a special family member.  For some reason, I find it more difficult when I try to combine two challenges.  I’m not sure why but here goes.

I’ve entered this card into the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge * and Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  Pop on over and have a go yourself. 

*Ooops – I popped on over to enter my card and found that I had missed the deadline by an hour – not to worry I still enjoyed the colour combo!

Stamp Set:
Open Sea, Sweet Cake (Autumn-Winter Sneak Peek – Available April 1)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Pool Party Patterns DSP
Fabulous Flourishes: Bakers Twine, Metallic Brads
Tools: Paper Cutter, Modern Label Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Dauber
Sticky Bits: Snail, Dimensionals

Did you know that we say goodbye to the Summer Mini at the end of the month?  This is your last chance to order the Open Sea Stamp Set, Bakers Twine and many other fabulous products – click on the catalogue to the left for the deets.  And don’t forget Sale-a-bration also ends on 31 March so this is your last chance to get your choice of these fabulous limited freebies.  If you need supplies, contact me at

See you soon.

Spice Cake Gift Bottle

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Creatively Yours
Card: Very Vanilla
:   Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard
6cm Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips
Finishing Touches: 
More Mustard Scallop Dots Ribbon, Very Vanilla 3.2mm Taffeta Ribbon
Sticky Bits: Mini Glue Dots


Ok…so I tonight I was ready to make something for the latest Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and my newest challenge blog find…DYSU. My goal was to use the new Glimmer Paper but…as you can see…there is not one sparkle in sight.  It was one of those nights where I ended up going another way and I’m not sure about it.  I do need some more Christmas cards so here is another one to give to someone special.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
Tags til Christmas (121169)

Card: Whisper White (106549), Early Espresso (121686)
:  Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper (122349)

Ink: Real Red (103133)
Paper Cutter (106583), Ornament Punch (119847)
Finishing Touches: 
Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Cherry Cobbler/White Bakers Twine (123125), Basic Jewels Pearls (119247)

Sticky Bits: Snail Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

If you would like more deets about this card, or would like to order Stampin’ Up! supplies email me at:

Let me know what you think – I love to read your comments.

My goodness I nearly forgot!  The Summer Mini Catalogue is finally here!  Click on the pic to the right to check out the fab new products.


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