Sunday, May 31, 2015


                 ESAD Info Retirement Colours-001


The Sneak Peak item I used is the 'Sprinkles of Life' stamp set.

For about the past 10 years the cup cake industry has been going through the roof and you see them instead of Birthday cakes, Christening cakes, Engagement and Wedding cakes etc..... In fact my Wedding cake comprised of many cup cakes back in 2008. We had a huge box of extra cup cakes so that every guest got one.

                            I decided to go with the tiered cupcakes in my pop up                                              Happy Birthday Explosion card.

Stamp sets- Sprinkles of Life, Something for Baby (little heart on background) and Crazy About You.
CS - Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Sarah Sand, Calypso Coral, Dafodil Delight and Lullaby DSP.
Ink- VersaMark and white embossing powder for cup cake tops, Soft Suede, StaZon jet black ( for candles) and Calypso Coral.
Accessories- Hello You Thinlits dies, Dimensionals, Tombo liquid glue and glue dots.

If you would like to know how this explosion card was created, the directions by Karen Burniston are in this LINK.

I hope you have enjoyed this card please leave me a comment below. To follow the amazing creations by all of the very talented participants in this Blog Hop just click on the links below. If you started with Rachael Lewsley and worked your way through the list you should have come from Courtenay's Blog, to mine and after mine you're off to

 No.13. Amity Knight

Happy Stampin'


1. Rachael Lewsley - Cotton Paper Assortment

2. Andrea Buckland

3. Kelly Kent - Layered Letters Alphabet Stamp Set

4. Nicole Wilson

5. Libby Dyson - Gift Bag Punch Board

6.Cherie Davies-

7. Narelle Fasulo -

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Bernice Collins - Neutrals DSP

10. Monique Fielder

11. Courtenay Heuston

12. Donna Chapman

13. Amity Knight









Monday, May 18, 2015

ESAD Demo Designs Colour challenge

This is my entry for this weeks challenge. I didn't have all of the colours and so I did a little substituting.
Pool Party for Coastal Cabana and Mellon Mambo for Strawberry Slush.
I fussy cut the flowers and then used Mellon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and Pool Party to paint over the flowers to change their colour. I added a few pearls and spritzed the flowers. I hope you like it. If you do leave me a comment.

Sunday, May 17, 2015



WHEN: Sunday 17th May 2015, 6.30pm EST (Sydney) time
[4.30pm in Western Australia, 8.30pm in NZ]

What a fantastic opportunity for us to display the products we have loved for so long, but unfortunately are not going to be available for very much longer.
For years now I have looked to other creative card makers for inspiration and now I have the chance to hopefully be inspirational.
I hope you are enjoying this Blog Hop. 

Now for my creations.
I have chosen the stamp set 'Timeless Talk'  126607              Probably because they are closer to my vintage lol and the fact that I like vintage stamps helps as well.

CARD 1. Penny Farthing. (Female) -"Thanks Big Time"

CS - Old Olive, Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Park Lane DSP
Ink - Basic Black and Calypso Coral. 
Accessories - Argyle TIEF, Big Shot, Antique brad, Mini brads. Calypso Coral ribbon SAB

CARD 2. Penny Farthing. (male) - "Happy Birthday"

CS- Basic Black andWhisper White.
Ink - VersaMark and Silver Embossing Powder.
Accessories - Beautifully Baroque TIEF

CARD 3.  Old Telephone  (female) - 'Hello'

CS Rich Razzelberry andWhisper White.
Ink - Rich Raz and VersaMark
Accessories - Perfect Polka Dots, clear embossing powder, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Hello You Thinlits Dies and Pearl Basic jewels.
I VersaMarked the ' Hello' and then clear embossed it. The telephone stamp had a layer of  VersaMark then a layer of Rich Raz then clear embossing powder and heat embossed. You cant see this in the photograph unfortunately.
CARD 4.  Old Telephone  (male) - 'Hello'

CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Dreams DSP and kitchen foil.
Ink - StaZon Jet Black, VersaMark.
Accessories - Hello You thinlits die, Rhinestone basic Jewels. clear embossing powder for the hello and the telephone.

CARD 5.  Old Gramaphone  (male) - 'Happy birthday to you'

CS - Sarah Sand, Soft Suede and Something Borrowed DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Choc Chip and VersaMark.
Accessories - Linen Thread and Artisan label punch
 CARD 6.  Old Gramaphone  (female) - 'Happy birthday to you'
 CS - Mellon Mambo Whisper White , Pear Pizzazz and  Vellum.
Ink - VersaMark, StaZon,
Stamps - Something Lacy, Petite Pettals.
Accessories - various markers to colour the back of Something Lacy, white embossing powder on vellum petite pettals, Artisan Labrl punch and the Owl Builder punch for the hearts and 
Scribble Swirls (retired sorry)
This is the end of my Retiring List Creations. I hope you have been a little inspired to use this amazing stamp set and the accessories.
To follow on with this blog Hop just click on the link below and it will take you to Cherie Davies Blog

There is a list below of all of the people who have added their Blogs to this Blog Hop so if you want to jump back and forward just click on their links.
Happy Stampin'

 1. Kelly Kent -

 2. Rachael Lewsley -

 3. Keryn Campbell-

  4. Rebecca O'Gorman -

 5. Nicole Wilson -

6. Leonie Schroder -

7. Donna Chapman -

8. Cherie Davies -
9. Amity Knight -
10. Narelle Fasulo -

Friday, May 15, 2015

Postage Due

The cards below were my first attempt at the Retirement List Blog Hop. Unfortunately this stamp was sold out so I started again.

CARD 1. Torn Layers.

Stamp - Postage Due
CS - Choc Chip, Sarah Sand.
Inks - White Classic, Choc Chip.
Accessories - Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Cherry Cobbler ribbon.


Stamp - Postage Due
CS - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler Verry Vanilla and Typeset DSP
Ink - StaZon Jet Black

Stamp - Postage Due
CS - Whisper White, Cajuan Craze and Pool Party.
Ink - Cajuan Craze
Accessories - Pretty Print TIEF (sadly retired) Pool Party ribbon.


Stamp Set - Postage Due.
Card Stock - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz.
Ink - Wisteria Wonder.
Ribbon - Smoky Slate Chevron, Rich Raz
Accessories - Scallop edge punch, Pearl basic jewels.

Thank you for hopping over to my blog. It is a work in progress. Please leave me a comment.

Monday, May 11, 2015

After a 4 day card making episode during Unconvention these are the cards I came up with for the various challenges. I had a fantastic 4 days even though I missed out on Convention in Queensland.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Never Ending Card. LINK:
If you follow this link it explains how to make this card in any size you choose. This is a fun card to make and not really difficult. It just takes a bit longer to decorate it.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Getting close to Mothers day so i have started making a few to give to my family.
Sarah Sand and Soft Suede,