Sunday, August 7, 2022


 Playing along over at Freshly Made Sketches FMS547. I needed a distinctly Australian card for some dear friends that have recently become Australian citizens.

Here is what I have used:

Stamps:  Count On Me, Happiness Abounds (sentiment), Plentiful Plants

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive

Card/Paper: Basic White, Thick Basic White (for image), Old Olive, Design a Daydream DSP

Tools:  Stylish Shapes Dies, Perfect Plants Dies, Stampin' Blends

Embellishments:  Genial Gems (retired)

I gave this to them with a basket of Australian goodies to celebrate.

Happy crafting,

Bec x

Wednesday, August 3, 2022


 I've played along this week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge #CTC380. The challenge was to case a Christmas Tree card from any of the current catalogues.  I have chosen to case the card on page 39 of the current mini catalogue.  I haven't changed much just the colours and my layout slightly.

Here is what I have used:

Stamps: Trees For Sale

Ink:  Versamark, Costal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede

Card/Paper:  Costal Cabana, Night of Navy, Basic White, Craft Stampin' Ink White

Tools:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Tree Lot Dies (SAB), Whimsical Woodland Embossing Folder

Embellishments: Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

My embossing today for some reason was a bit patchy and spotty but I'm going with it and calling is snow LOL.

Happy crafting,


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Basket of Love

 I made this one for my cute little niece who was turning 7.  She loves cats so this was the perfect set to use.

Here is what I have used:

Stamps:  Cheerful Basket, Party Puffins (sentiment)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Card/Paper:  Basic White, Old Olive, Wonderful World DSP (SAB Free item)

Tools:  Stampin' Blends, Paper Snips

Embellishments: Elegant Faceted Gems,Twine

I fussy cut out the basket, hearts and cat and popped them up on Dimensionals.  By all accounts she liked it!

Happy crafting,

Bec x

Friday, July 22, 2022

Sale-A-Bration Case

 I have literally cased this card from page 7 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  Mine is slightly different with the sentiment and a few little bits and pieces but I had this piece left over from cutting and wanted to use it so here it is!

Here is what I have used:

Stamps:  Ringed with Nature, Peaceful Moments (sentiment)

Ink:  Night of Navy, Soft Suede

Card/Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic White, Rings of Love DSP

Tools: Fussy Cutting Scissors, Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder, Blending Brush

Embellishments: Twine

Lots of fussy cutting from the DSP which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order.  So if you purchased the Ringed with Nature Bundle you could get the DSP absolutely FREE.

Thanks for popping by and happy crafting,

Bec x

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Vintage Christmas

 Its time for some Christmas in July!  I loved this set in the new mini that coordinates with the Vintage Bottle Punch.  I have also used the Sale-A-Bration FREE Silver & Gold 6 x 6 DSP too.

I love the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to add to the vintage feel of this one. My embossing on the sentiment came out a bit patchy but I quite like the effect too!

Here is what I used:

Stamps:  Vintage Christmas

Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Versamark

Card/Paper: Pale Papaya, Basic White, Real Red, Silver & Gold DSP

Tools: White Embossing Powder, Vintage Bottle Punch, Heat Gun, Circle Punch

Embellishments:  Bushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots, Twine

Have you started your Christmas crafts yet?

Bec x

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Baby Hippo Love

 Welcoming in the new generation of hippo lovers with this cute little card.

Here is what I have used

Stamps:  Hippest Hippos, Kangaroo & Company (retired - sentiment)

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black

Card/Paper:  Melon Mambo. Basic White, Thick Basic White, Pear Pizzazz, Wonderful World DSP

Tools: Hippo Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (retired), Palms Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies (retired), Stampin' Blends

Embellishments: White Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

I have paper pieced her tutu, ballet slippers and the umbrella with the DSP also.

Super cute and welcome to the world Harper!

Happy crafting,

Bec x

Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Best Sale-A-Bration Set!

 I think this Sale-A-Bration was custom made for me!  There are hippos.  Oh my gosh I was so excited when I saw them.  This is a card I created for a Facebook Live.

I had this in my head as soon as I saw the boat and accessories that come with the Hippo Dies.  I knew I wanted to make something with the Rays of Light Stamp.

Here is what I have used:

Stamps:  Hippest Hippos, Rays of Light

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black

Card/Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic White, Thick Basic White, Gray Granite, Real Red

Tools: Stampin' Blends, Stamparatus, Hippo Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder

I promise I will try and make something with a different set lol.  This was lots of fun and well hippos!

Happy crafting,

Bec x