Showing posts from June, 2016

Oh what Joy(fold) Sitting Here in a Pop of Pink!

Well I have a complaint! I am supposed to be shopping for much need groceries right now...but what have I been doing instead????
Playing along with the Watercooler Gang! Sigh!
Oh dear oh dear....big mistake checking out their Challenge this morning.
You can click here to see it. Water Cooler Challenge. WWC70

I just loved the Sketch Challenge from Marsha this week but OH NO...I only have hours before it closes if I want to join in!!!

So instead of replenishing the food cupboard I have been playing with my new Sitting Here Stamp Set p.100 and the Grateful Bunch flowers and punch p.94.
And the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper on p. 172.

 yes...I do know the words aren't straight and that is already driving me crazy! LOL. So I think I will stamp them again on a piece of whisper white. Cut them out and pop them up on top of the crooked one. Just don't have time to do that now. So you will have to imagine that it is done. Okay.
 This card is a Joy Fold Card.
The centre piece …

Grateful Bunch and Number of Years.

I bought the cutest little pot plant holder for my friend's birthday the other day.
And because I just love "themed" birthday gifts and cards I had to try and match up her card as well.

How do you think I did?

I loved the way this card came together.
I started with Lost Lagoon and Tangerine Tango for my card stock.
The designer paper background were retired pieces.

I stamped a lovely bouquet of flowers from the Number of Years Stamp set in Mossy Meadow,Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry.
Then I punched out some little flowers and a couple of leaves from the retired Bird Builder Punch and retired Itty Bitty Punch Set.

 Retired teapot from Cups and Kettles Framelits was placed at the bottom of the bouquet with dimensionals to pop it up a bit.
Butterflies, Flower on the Teapot and the Lace under it is from Grateful Bunch Stamp Set.

Greetings are from Number of Years (p.136) and Grateful Bunch Stamp Set.(p.94)

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Put the Billy on to Boil! New Catalogue to View!

A very busy month indeed and more to come.
But today is a very special day in the Stampin Up Calendar! Today is the beginning of a New Catalogue.  The Stampin Up Inspiration Catalogue 2016-2017! (click here)

And I could not go past today without a "blog post" to celebrate.

I am super-excited about the New Catalogue and ....
Oh I super-excited to show this card to you.
(I did make it a little while ago and a couple of items are retired but not too many and I have given substitute ideas for them where possible.)

I made it for an American friend hence the need for a "super Aussie" theme.
And of course... the Botanicals Suite, stamps, dies and paper seemed just the perfect combination for a bush setting.(p.142 of the New Catalogue 2016-2017)
Complete with Gumnut blossom and wattle flowers among others.
 This time I was using my little pocket card to pop a Tea bag in so that is where the inspiration for the Billy can and th…