Ghoulish Grunge for WWYS #84

Who says you have to use a “Halloween” stamp set to make a Halloween card? My card for this week’s What Will You Stamp? Challenge shows a totally different way to use this raggedy netting image from the Ghoulish Grunge set, and it’s far from scary! It’s bright and colourful and looks very delicate when stamped in rainbow colours.




Here’s a visual of all the images in the stamp set. If you’d like to join in the fun and submit your own card using the Ghoulish Grunge Stamp set, just click on the image to go to the WWYS Challenge Blog. And you can check out the inspiration from the other Design Team members too! We’d love it if you could join us.



Sometimes if I have cut a strip of cardstock from an A4 sheet for another project, but the piece that is left is a little narrower or wider than my usual card base size of 14.9cm (if cut widthways) or 10.5cm (if cut lengthways), I will just use the whole piece rather than waste it. So this card is a smidgen wider than I would normally make. If it doesn’t fit into a standard envelope – hey, I’ll make my own with the Envelope Punch Board and some pretty Envelope Paper! So here are the exact measurements. Notice too, that I’ve attached the front panel so that it’s flush with the bottom for something a little bit different. I did start with a larger piece and cut it down a little; I like to do that when I’m not sure how the images will fit. So here are the measurements for you:


When I started to make this card, I really had no fixed concept of how it should look, but it was fun seeing what I could come up with. I used the rock ‘n’ roll technique to add some dimension to the netting image by inking the sides with a darker shade of ink, and I also used the kissing technique with the flourish image from the First Sight Stamp Set. This is also where the sentiment comes from. I decided that a straight strip of the washi tape (from the Pop Of Pink suite) didn’t suit the style of this card, so I tore the piece in half lengthways and placed them with the (outside) straight edges together. A little linen thread wrapped around a few times finished it off nicely. I was happy with the end result. What do you think?

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.




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Between 1-31 October when you buy 3 Designer Series Paper you can choose another one FREE. This fantastic offer is unlimited, buy 3 and get 1 free, buy 6 and get 2 free … and so on. It also includes two of the brand new papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Use the Host Code NJTR33FP at checkout too to get FREE product from me. Click here to see which Designer Series Papers are included in this very special offer.


Sweet Home for WWYS #83

Hello and welcome to another WWYS Challenge! This week the stamp set we’re highlighting is Sweet Home. You can buy this set with framelits as a bundle and create 3D houses, however I’ve paired the cute little house with some images from Thoughtful Branches (which is still available to purchase) to create this adorable little ‘home in the forest’ scene.


I love that this house can be a spooky Halloween house, a gingerbread house, or a cute little country house, 3D or 2D – so versatile! I’ve used the “thumping” technique to achieve the mottled effect on the tree foliage. And the adorable little curtain is a piece of one of our delicate doilies. I’ve also added some washi from the Affectionately Yours suite along the bottom of the card.

Here’s a pic of all the images in this stamp set. To see the stunning designs from the rest of the Design Team and to submit your own card using the Sweet Home stamp set, click on the image below to hop on over to the What Will You Stamp? Challenge blog site. We’d love to have you join us this week.


If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.



If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’d love it if you’d pin my card and leave a comment.

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You Can Make It

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Holiday Catalogue Die-Cuts Giveaway!

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I love the products in the Holiday Catalogue and I’d like to share the love with you! I have packs of die-cuts from the catalogue to give away to my readers, absolutely FREE!! You’ll get more than 200 die-cuts to play with – how awesome is that?! To get yours, click here.

Note: This offer is not available to current Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators (sorry!).

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What I’ve Been Up To, Holiday Catalogue Shares & Week 2 of Special Offers

WOW! What a week it’s been! There have been so many exciting things going on during the past week. My daughter had her 18th birthday yesterday, and there’ll be a joint birthday celebration later this month too as my niece is turning 21. And my niece and her fiancé have set the date for their wedding! How exciting! So I of course offered to make the wedding invitations, and I’m happy to say Emily was absolutely thrilled with the way they turned out! Phew! Here’s a pic:


I designed them from the ground up, including the text layout which has been printed on vellum. There was a bit of experimenting with the colours, but Emily gave her final “stamp” of approval (see what I did there?) to the purples! I made 40 all up, and all watercoloured by hand!

I’ve also got some exciting news for you about my 2016 Holiday Catalogue Shares. For a limited time, anyone who orders these shares will also receive an extra gift – a package of gorgeous die cuts from the Holiday Catalogue. Woo hoo! We all love freebies, and the shares are already such good value, you won’t want to miss these!


To order yours, click here.

On to other news – Week 2 of Special Offers! This week’s are FANTASTIC! Included are two framelits sets and a punch. You’ll want to hurry to grab yours before the offer runs out on Wednesday (September 14). special-offers-wk-2

Don’t forget to use the Host Code for September – NSRH7Q4Z – when you place an order of $250 or less in my online store. I share the rewards between all those who have shopped with me each month to say thank you. And you’ll also receive a handmade card from me. This is in addition to points you can earn with my Loyalty Rewards Program. If you have any questions, please contact me.

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The 2016 Holiday Catalogue is Here!

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Today’s the day! The 2016 Holiday Catalogue is live! Woot! Woot! By now, you should have your paper copy and like me, have made your wish list. How exciting! If you don’t have your copy and would like one (if you live in Australia), just click on the big orange ‘Request a Catalogue’ button in the right-hand sidebar, fill in your details and I’ll get one out to you.

Remember, if you place an order of $250 or more, you earn Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! If your order is under $250, you can still earn Customer Loyalty Rewards from me. Click here to learn more! AND if you use the Host Code when your order is less than $250, I’ll share the rewards with all those customers who’ve shopped with me throughout the month!

There are so many wonderful products in this year’s catty it’s hard to pick favourites, but I am smitten with the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and co-ordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits dies (which you can purchase as a bundle and save 10%), the adorable Merry Mice Stamp Set, and the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and its co-ordinating Cheerful Tags Framelits dies (another bundle) to name just a few. So you’ll be seeing these ones a lot from me. But there are sooooo many other beautiful stamp sets, ribbons, dies, and papers (oh, the papers!) it really is like Christmas!

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If you’re like me and just want everything, check out my Holiday Catalogue shares. It’s a way of getting more variety of product for much less than you would normally pay if you bought the full products. I am taking orders for the shares right now, so if you’d like to get a lot of different product for not a lot of money, click the big orange button to the right that says ‘Holiday Catalogue Product Shares’.

If you have any questions at all, please contact me.

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