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Warning Inspiration Overload!

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Hello Happy Stampers
Do you ever get Inspiration Overload?
Where you just have too many ideas in your head and you can't sleep until you create something?

Well that is what happened to me late last week. I had been collecting heaps of ideas for my son's birthday card. He is a film maker.
And suddenly at 10 pm on Thursday night...instead of going to bed...I headed to the craft table to get a start on his card. 1.30AM! I was exhausted and finished!
Next morning when I came down and took another look at what I created I was gobsmacked! A little over the top (even for me) hehe. and so much packed into one card...my only explanation was Inspiration Overload!!! 
Clean and Simple Crafters Look Away Now!

So now I guess I have peaked your interest enough...come and have a look at this...

The original idea I started with was to create a Box Brownie Style Easel Card...and then like Topsy it just seemed to grow from there into this! haha.
Let me give you a tour of my card. I started with a…

Stair Step Card in Strawberry.

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I saw quite a few of these Stair Step Cards or Block Cards on Pinterest when the new Stampin Up Catalogue came out in July but never got round to making one until now. I used the information from Deb Valder's great video tutorial to make my card. Just click here.
I made the card with Strawberry Slush Cardstock 4 1/2 inches x 12 inches. (If you use the A4 card stock be sure to add a bit extra on to your hinge at the bottom, because A4 is on 11 3/4 inches in length).

I made this card for a special friend's birthday. She just loves the I Love Lace Stamp nearly as much as I do. So I wanted to incorporate that into my card.

I stamped the I Love Lace Stamp in Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry ink and cut it into squares to fit on my block.

I used the retired Delicate Doilys Sizzlits in Strawberry Slush Cardstock.
Flowers stamped in Strawberry Slush ink from Flowershop and Petite Petals stamp sets and matchingpunches.
The leaves are from the Bird Builder Punch in Mossy Meadow card s…

Circle Card Framelit GOAL!

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Hello Happy Stampers.
I have been playing a little Soccer with my Circle Card Framelit.
Come and have a look at what I made for my Soccer mad 13 year old nephew.



I made the card in Green and Yellow for the Socceroos colours.
I used retired Gumball Green card stock and Daffodil Yellow.
The strip of yellow in the centre is actually on the inside of the card. I will show you that in a minute.
But first the outside. I used the Hexagon Hive Framelit and the All Abloom dsp as a background on my card.
The soccer ball is whisper white card stock cut with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch. I had run the piece of card stock through the Bigshot with the Honeycomb embossing folder before I punched the circle shape. That way I was able to centre the hexagons in the circle. I then ran a piece of black card stock through with the Honeycomb EF and cut out some of the black hexagons. These I stuck onto my circle as shown above.
The Wish Big hand is from a retired SU Birthday set.
The arrow was made using th…

The Mystery of the Circle Framelit Birthday Card.

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It was hubby's birthday this week and I have been wanting to use the Moustache Framelit p.230and the Circle Card Framelit p.228 - so why not put them together?!

I decided the circle part was perfect for a face.
 I am a huge Agatha Christie Fan - read the books, seen the movies, got the dvd's. Plus we had just been to see The Confessional starring the brilliant David Suchet (who plays Hercule Poirot on TV).
Hercule Poirot is extremely proud of his moustache so who better to place on the front of the card!!

I used Basic Grey for the base of my card.
Hercule's face is the large 2 1/2 inch circle punch in Calypso Coral. His bowler hat is just rectangles with the corners rounded. Eyes and nose are circle punches. Not a lot to him really.
I used the Just Sayin' stamp set and matching Word Bubble Framelits. 
At the bottom half of the card I used some retired striped designer paper as Hercule often wears pin-striped trousers. I thought he needed a magnifying glass to highligh…

Creative Blog Hop - All is Calm

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I have been honoured to be invited to join in a Creative Blog Hop by my good Stampin Up Buddy Carolyn Lindenmayer. I have known this lovely lady for several years now and have even had the privilege of visiting her a her lovely home. Carolyn is incredibly talented and is the Easel Card Queen!

The Creative Blog Hop asks us to answer 4 questions about ourselves and is a way of introducing you to somebody else and learning a bit more about each of us.

WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
I am currently working on several projects. I have several "special" birthday cards to create in the next couple of weeks. A 40th, a 50th, a 1st, my son's birthday card and another friend's birthday card. So many birthdays!! LOL! I have just finished my first Christmas card with my new goodies from the Holiday Catalogue and I am also keen to start using these new products that are on my craft table tempting me.


HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN MY GENRE?
I think this should be What is my Creat…