Thursday, July 9, 2020

A Bit of Dino Fun!

Who doesn't love a pink dinosaur?  When making kids cards I figure anything goes.  A couple of little rough and tumble girls birthdays coming up and I really wanted to use this set.

I had this old piece of Melon Mambo that I had used to cut a top note die out of many moons ago and figured I'd use it one day!  This formed the base of my card and I worked from there.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Dino Days
Card/Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Scrap of DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Tools: Dino Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Hand Circle Punch
Embellishments: Glimmer Dots (retired)

Once again I'm trying to use up all those things I was saving in my one day box.  The die cut base piece, scrap of DSP under the banner and the retired glimmer dots.  I have so much stuff its nice to not always have to use the new products!

Hope you are getting some craft in, we are now on day 1 of lockdown 2.0 here in Melbourne so there might be more craft time coming! #silverlining.


Monday, July 6, 2020

Mash It Up Monday!

I have this box that I chuck all my extra scraps of paper, images I haven't used, bits or ribbon etc (you get the idea) into when I clean up after crafting.  Now I decided I need to make an effort to use all these bits and pieces so my goal is to use at least one thing out of there on a project I make.  I can add whatever else to it as long as I use something out of the crap box lol.  I'm call it #mashupmonday.  Here is what I made this week.

I had these few sheets of Gingham Gala DSP (retired) in my box that was the end of that pack.  Some decent sized pieces that were perfect for card fronts.  Added a quick sentiment and some butterflies and these are perfect thank you cards for my customers.

A few little pieces of scrap DSP were still left over.  I made a bunch of #scrappystriptechnique pieces that I will turn into cards soon but I still had these little thin pieces that it seemed a waste to throw away.  I made this quick simple panel and again slapped on a sentiment, ribbon and bling and another card for the stash.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: So Sentimental, Butterfly Gala
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gingham Gala DSP (retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Butterfly Duet Punch, Assorted Stampin' Blends
Embellishments: Ribbon, Sequins

I challenge you to use up so odd bits and pieces that I know you have somewhere!

Happy crafting,


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Using Some Scraps

So from my last card I had some more Pigment Sprinkles pieces of card left and the Broadway Birthday set on my desk.  When I did the backgrounds I cleaned up some excess with strips of Whisper  White I had laying about which made some interesting strips.  Here is what I have used a few of those bits for.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Black
Tools: Pigment Sprinkles, Broadway Lights Framelits
Embellishments: Sprinkles Embellishments (retired)

Don't forget this set and framelits is retiring so if you NEED IT get in quick!

Happy crafting,

Bec x

Friday, May 1, 2020

Messy Fun!

So if anyone saw my Instagram or Facebook story the other day you would see I was having fun with the Pigment Sprinkles.  Hot tip - if you are messy like me and don't want multi-coloured hands for days wear gloves lol.  I made a few backgrounds and here is what I have done with one of them.

 So once my background had dried I cut out the wish using the Broadway Lights dies.  Keep the cut out bit and make another card!

Waste not want not hey!

Here is what I used: 
Stamps: Broadway Birthday, Well Said
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper, 
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Memento Black
Tools: Broadway Lights Dies, Pigment Sprinkles
Embellishments: Sequin Stars from my stash.  

These are bright and fun just the thing to brighten up a cold and wet day here in Melbourne!

Happy crafting,
Bec x

Thursday, April 30, 2020

What To Do With Left Overs

No not the left overs in the fridge!  Those scraps on your craft desk from all those projects.  All that creating with the Peaceful Poppies Suite left me with a desk full of scraps.  The perfect time to try out the Scrappy Strip Technique (by Bruno Bertucci).  You can watch his video here.

So super easy but effective and uses up all those scraps!

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Peaceful Moments
Card/Paper: Basic Black, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Ink: Versamark
Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Trimmer
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Elements (for the sentiment tag)

What's that I hear you say? She white embossed her sentiment.  Something different lol.

Its my current groove!

Hope you are having a crafty day, its freezing here in Melbourne so hiding in the craft room with the heater on!

Bec x

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

More Poppies!

So are you sick of them yet?  LOL.  I might be a bit biased to the Poppy as that is my granddaughters name!  Made another one with this beautiful suite.

I think this is my go to style.  I love white space and a cluster in the bottom right corner.  I do it a lot lol. 

Here is what I have used:

Stamps: Beauty Abounds (sentiment), Painted Poppies
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Poppy Parade, Versamark
Tools: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Painted Labels Dies
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Elements, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Of course I've done my sentiment in white embossing powder on the black again!  The die has a centre inside of it when you cut it out but I wanted it open so just punched it out with my 2" circle punch.  

Thanks for popping by, hope you are getting your crafty on!

Bec x

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

More Poppies!

So I have my fave demonstrators that are amazing and I am constantly floored by their gorgeous designs.  Today I cased a card by the wonderful Nina Waldschmidt.  She is on the Stampin' Up! Artisan team and you can check out her blog here!

I'm still on the poppies!  Now I've got them out I don't think I can stop.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Timeless Tulips, Painted Poppies
Card/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Basic Black C/S, Old Olive C/S, Flirty Flamingo C/S
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Versamark
Tools: Poppy Moments Dies, Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

I have just randomly stamped behind the die cut image with all my colours.  Again I've white embossed the sentiment on black to make it pop.  

Hope you have had a great day!

Bec x

Monday, April 27, 2020

It's Tea Time

So many fabulous sets are retiring at the shortly so I've been trying to give them some love!  I can't believe this set is going, its such a perfect one for some Mother's Day cards.  I still had the Peaceful Poppies DSP out on my desk and decided it would make a pretty teapot!

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Tea Together, Timeless Tulips
Card/Paper: Poppy Parade C/S, Whisper White C/S, Basic Black C/S, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Tools: Tea Time Framelits, Lace 3D Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Copper Twine, Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

I love a good teapot and in fact have my very own collection started.  I'm definitely a tea drinker, no coffee for me these days!

Don't forget if you love this set, get in before it goes for good.

Hope you have had a crafty day,

Bec x

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Just Add Ink #502

So while my mojo is sticking around I'm making the most of it and playing along with some of my favourite challenges.  This week at Just Add Ink its a sketch challenge.

And here is my creation.

I've used the poppies again but wanted to show how they don't just have to be the traditional colours.  I love this colour combo and think the black gives it a great bold statement.  Again this Designer Series Paper is retiring so if you want to add it to your collection check out the Last Chance List or contact me today.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Timeless Tulips
Card/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Basic Black C/S, Pool Party C/S, Vellum, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Ink: Memento Black
Tools:  Die Cutting Machine, Poppy Moments Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Elements

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a safe, crafty day.

Bec x

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Anzac Day 2020

Today in Australia and New Zealand we honour our past and active Defence Force Members.  We thank them for their sacrifices and service.  With this year being so different we were unable to attend the traditional dawn service however it was encouraged for everyone to commemorate together on their own driveways at dawn.  It was exceptionally moving hearing the last post echo through the neighbourhood and then when the national anthem was played the kookaburras joined in. 

As we are home learning at the moment here in Melbourne, Archer and I made some lanterns for today's service during our "Art Class".  I think its really important these traditions are embraced by the next generation.

We used the fabulous Painted Poppies set and Make A difference and he was really proud of them, as was I.

Now I must confess I haven't been feeling at all crafty during this isolation period.  My mojo tends to disappear when I feel stressed and anxious which is definitely what has been happening of late.  However, with the new catalogue sneak peek for demos this week and having a crafty chat with the girls on Zoom on Friday night I got the urge today!  Being Anzac day I wanted to use the Painted Poppies set again which definitely hasn't had enough love from me.  Luckily this is carrying over to the next catalogue.  However the Designer Series Paper won't be and I wanted to showcase this with these cards and if you want to purchase some don't delay it won't last long!

 I love this paper so much I made a whole set!

These were quick and simple to make as I think the DSP is a gorgeous feature. 

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Timeless Tulips (sentiment)
Card/Paper: Flirty Flamingo C/S, Blackberry Bliss C/S, Poppy Parade C/S, Basic Black C/S, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Ink: Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder

I just love white embossing on black cardstock, it really makes that sentiment pop!

I hope you are all safe and well.  Hopefully my mojo is back for a little bit.  Remember to check out the Last Chance List for this DSP and heaps of other goodies.

Bec x

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Being Inspired

Hi there! What crazy weather we are having here in Australia from bushfires to floods it is hard to keep up.  I hope wherever you are you are doing ok!

I decided to have a go at channeling by inner Jackie Aitkin with this very cute set.  I am a huge fan of Jackie's!  She makes some amazing creations.

Here is what I have used:

Stamps: The Gang's All Meer (SAB set), Well Said, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, Memento Black
Card/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Shimmery White C/S, Basic Black C/S
Tools: Sponges, Post-It Notes for Masking, Circle Punch, Basic Black Marker

I think I need a bit more practice but was pretty happy with it for a first go and it was fun to get my fingers inky!

Hope you are having a great weekend,


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dreaming of Rain

Still loving the Under My Umbrella set with the matching punch.  Using this set is my version of a rain dance.  Fingers crossed we get some as its really needed here in Australia right now!  Unfortunately we are just about to head into a few days of extreme heat again.  I made a couple of these really clean and simple cards with this set (I made a few with just different coloured umbrellas).  This is using the Pleased as Punch DSP which is a coordinating Sale-A-Bration product coming next week.  I love that the umbrellas punch right out of the paper!  Super easy!

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Under My Umbrella
Ink: Memento Black
Card/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Pleased as Punch DSP
Tools: Stampin' Blends, Umbrella Builder Punch
Embellishments: Epoxy Shapes (retired)

Thanks for popping by, I hope you are having a crafty day.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hey Honey Bee!

I recently participated in a swap with some other SU demos for the new mini catalogue.  I chose to make this card to send using the new Honey Bee set which I knew I had to have as soon as I saw it.  I'm obsessed with all things bees, loved the big fat fluffy bumble bees when we visited the UK.  So important to our environment these little guys.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Honey Bee
Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Card/Paper: Coastal Cabana C/S, Whisper White C/S
Tools: Detailed Bee Dies, Die Cutting Machine, Stampin Blends
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Twine

I can see myself using this set a whole heap as its completely adorable.  Plus you can combine it with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP which you can earn for free during the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  Stay tuned for a card using this set with the coordinating paper.

Have a crafty day,


Monday, January 27, 2020


I'm excited to be playing along at CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge CTC261 again this week.  This fortnights challenge was to case a project from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

I chose to case a card from page 17 of the SAB catalogue.  I've used the Under My Umbrella set from the Mini Catalogue.  I love this set with its matching punch.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Under My Umbrella
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana
Card/Paper: Coastal Cabana C/S, Whisper White C/S, Pleased As Punch DSP (coming next month)
Tools: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Umbrella Builder Punch, Stampin' Blends
Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestone

There are some amazing creations by the CASEing the Catty crew as well on their blog hop so go and check them out!

Thanks for popping by,


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Above the Clouds

So I kind of set myself a new year challenge to use all my stamps sets at least once!  I am very guilty of buying everything and then not using it enough.  I love this set and definitely one I'll be inking up again and with the matching punch it makes creating super easy.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Above the Clouds, Dragonfly Dreams (retired)
Ink:  Memento Black, Smoky Slate
Card/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Bermuda Bay C/S, Birthday Bonanza DSP
Tools: Stampin Blends in Daffodil Delight, Hot Air Balloon Punch
Embellishments: Metallic Baker's Twine (SAB), Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I have played along with the Paper Craft Crew Challenges #365 using this sketch:

Thanks for popping and I hope you are having a crafty day!

Bec x

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Super Cute Ladybugs

Two posts in one day!  Don't fall over lol.  Did you know that if you host a workshop, demonstration or qualifying order during SAB you can earn an exclusive SAB Hostess set?  Everyone is going mad for these cute little ladybugs and that is the only way to get them!  I had fun playing with this set today.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Little Ladybugs (SAB)
Ink: Memento Black
Card/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Mango Melody C/S, Mossy Meadow C/S
Tools: Stampin' Blends in Real Red, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody and Mossy Meadow, Clear Wink of Stella (on the dots on wings and centre of flower), Ladybugs Dies (SAB coordinating product coming next month)

I have played along very loosely with Freshly Made Sketches #417 for this card also.  This was the sketch.

Thanks for popping by and remember to let me know if you want to find out how to get this set!

Bec x


I'm really loving the sets in the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  This one especially is a fave!

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Happy Birthday To You (SAB)
Card/Paper: Basic Black C/S, Whisper White C/S, Flirty Flamingo C/S, Lily Impressions DSP (SAB), Gold Foil Sheet
Ink: Memento Black, Vesamark
Tools: Stampin' Blends in Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and So Saffron, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Circle Die, Big Shot, Birthday Dies (SAB Coordinations - coming soon)
Embellishments: Twine, Dimensionals

I have played along with the Fusion Card Challenge using only the sketch (seriously can't think about Winter with all this heat and fires).

It was a great sketch to work with and there are some amazing makes by the design team so pop on over and check them out.

You may have noticed some dies I have used for the cake and stand - stay tuned next month for some SAB coordinating products.  The DSP is also a SAB item from the Lily Impressions DSP.  If you need to know more about earning free products let me know!

Thanks for popping by, I hope you are having a crafty Saturday!


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Happy New Year!

Hi and Happy New Year!  Life has been crazy lately with a revolving door of visitors and it doesn't look set to slow down anytime until the kids go back to school and we are well into February!  As soon as I saw this set in the new Mini Catalogue that launched on 3/1/2020 I new I had to have it and even more so now that our beautiful koalas are having such a tough time of it.  Unless you live under a rock I'm guessing you all know our plight here in Australia with such devastating bush fires all around the country.  I've personally donated to several different charities in the hope of making a difference as every little bit helps.  That being said Bonanza Buddies was certainly going to be the first set I have used this year.  This is for a little friends birthday.

Here is what I have used:
Stamps: Bonanza Buddies
Card/Paper:  Coastal Cabana C/S, Whisper White C/S, Birthday Bonanza DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Bermuda Bay, Memento Black
Tools: Bonanza Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Die cutting machine
Embellishments: Assorted pompoms, Sequins

I am entering this into CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge #CTC260 which was to case any card from the new mini catalogue and I have chosen to case the layout of a card on page 42.

Thanks for popping by,