A bright happy Dahlia


I love how as paper crafters we can create all sorts of flowers that  icould never grow and make thenm any colour we fancy!

For this fun card I have stamped the Dahlia image in memento black then coloured it with Poloshed Pink blends. I then cut it out by hand (aka fussy cutting). I added it to the polished pink card base with a layer of embossed cardstock using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. 

After stamping the sentiment I used my blends to gently flick colour onto the white panel. 

Remember this Delicate Dahlias stamp set can only be earned for FREE and only until the end of this month. Don't miss your chance, it's truly a stunning stamp set!
Head over to my online store HERE to place your order and earn this stamp set.
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Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop #34


Today I am hopping with the Stampers Anonymous Team. This month we have a sketch challenge as above. I reached for the lovely Blackberry Beauty DSP as I love all the gold elements paired with the Blackberry Bliss cardstock - to me it looks really elegant. 

Now I must apologise for the photo, I took it quickly as I was running late with my post and it isn't the best :( But you can still see the elements of the card and the stunning Blackberry Beauty DSP. There was not a lot of science to this card, I just eyeballed the measurements for the layers.  

Next in the hop is Sharon. Click below to head over to her blog and continue on the hop.

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Shaded Summer and FREE Summer Shadow dies

 I just love Stampin' Up! for it's coordination - it's one of the main things that attracted me to the company in the first place. And when that co ordination is FREE well - I am most certainly in!

And that is the case during sale-a-bration. We are able to earn the beautiful Summer Shadow dies that coordinate with the Shaded Summer Stamp set in the Annual catalogue. 

I cased the card from Tracy Bradley - I loved the simplicity of this card. I won’t go into all the details as Tracy has a PDF you can download with comprehensive instructions. 


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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Changing Seasons

 After having a little break from this blog hop I am back! I am so happy to be hopping with these super talented girls, I am always so inspired by their creativity. 

This month's theme is Changing Seasons. Here is Australia we have just emerged from Winter into Spring so for me it's all about flowers and sunshine. The mornings are still cool but warm up to mostly bright sunny days. My favourite time of the year. 

So it's no surprise that my card involves flowers and bright, happy spring colours. I spied the pansy DSP on my shelf and knew what I wanted to create. I also happened to need a Birthday card for a friend so my card is for her.

 I love this style of card. Not only does it have extra wow factor but it is also a great way to showcase all your favourite patterned pieces form the DSP pack. 

Here I have used soft succulent as my card base then added some embossing and the die cut pansies. I love the Tasteful textile embossing folder. I used stampin' dimensionals under the flowers to give them some height then added the leaves underneath. The sentiment comes from the Shaded Summer stamp set which is die cut with the Smooth Sailing dies. 

Click through to Danielle's blog to continue on the hop. 

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


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TWO Brand New kits released today - get 'em while you can!

 Hello, we have TWO brand new kits available to purchase which I know you are going to love! 

Christmas Whimsy Card Kit - $33.00 (AUS)


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

Get your kits HERE 

 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Kit  $37.00 (AUS)

Get you paper pumpkin kits HERE  

I have ordered mine and CANNOT wait for them to arrive!

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Feels Like Home - FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set.

This is another of the fabulous FREE stamps you can earn during sale-a-bration. I just love the fine detailed lines in this stamp - called Feels Like Home.

It can be coloured in a multitude of ways or left simply stamped as I have done here. I have used basic grey ink as I find it much softer than black and against the blushing bride I thought it worked well. I have added an embossed layer using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. The pop of white keeps it clean and crisp. 

Remember you only have until the end of September to earn this stamp (and many other fun products).

Shop HERE 

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