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#simple Stamping with Tropical Chic

What a weekend! Plans don't always work out like you foresee.... I planned for a full on crafting weekend, but only got into the craftroom this afternoon, and the weekend is almost over.

So with limited time I decided #simplestamping was the way to go, and here is my creation with Tropical Chic.


My card has one, that's right, only one layer... so not like me! For the leaves I stamped each style of leaf in a different colour, the detailed person in me got the better of me so I drew a faint line with a pencil as a guide for the edge of the stamping and rubbed it out after the ink was dry, or you could just "eyeball", after all I was already out of my comfort zone not using the coordinating die cuts to create layers for this creation, haha!



Next I added the sentiment, then added the flowers, on stamped at full strength, then as I was only using Costal Cabana, I stamped off once on scrap before stamping the other 2 flowers. Wow, I had done it, a one layer card, who would ha…

Storage by Stampin' Up! is coming in April!

I was sooooo excited to see the Demonstrator updates today, well that is an understatement, what got my attention you are wondering.....


This sleek, modular  style storage solution will give your Stampin’ Up! products the perfect home. With various shapes and sizes to choose from, it’s up to you to organize your space in your own special way!

Make a calendar note for to place your order early in April, I've set mine!


Thanks for visiting today,  Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 





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I would love to update you when I create…

Bontanical Framed Wonderful Romance

Yes, it's been a number of days since you saw a creation from me.... my new schedule got the better of me and I needed to take some time out to recoup, then when I did walk in my craft room it was a disaster, so then the reorganisation phase kicked in, and at the end of that my mojo appeared and fitted perfectly with this weeks CASE the designer challenge at the Global Design project.


Two things caught my eye from Stesha's card, the lovely textured background and the frame effect, he's my creation:

Try as I did, I couldn't bring myself to put the frame on an angle... maybe it was from all the organising I had done my crafting space as everything is currently in order, sorted and aligned, hahaha, lets see how long that lasts!
My colours were determined by the background Botanical Butterfly Sale-a-Bration DSP, Lemon Lime Twist for the win, and so as not to think too hard I just added another 2017 - 2019 InColor.... Powder Pink.

The stamped feature and sentiment are from  the…

Waste not, want not Layering

Welcome to the March 2019 All Star Tutorial Team blog hop, I hope your are ready for some crafty inspiration from all around the world.

I cut into another piece of the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP for my card today, I was thinking of my grandmothers when creating this card, both for the colour and the floral design.


It's no secret that I struggle to cut into my DSP,... so you wouldn't be surprised when I say I also tend to "hold onto" card stock scraps too! I was raised with a "waste not, want not" pholosphy, my mum always had left over material when she did dressmaking, and taught me to lay patterns to get the most out of the piece of material. 
When I create cards, I naturally apply the same rules - and when you are layering/matting your project it is the perfect opportunity to make the most of a piece of card stock, and you can't even tell!



Watch the quick clip below to see how I made the most of my layers.




I hope you've enjoyed my creation, be s…