Colour INKspiration Pre-Challenge 

Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.. and enjoying the last day of 2016! Bring on 2017!! The lovely Kelly Kent invited me to join a group called Colour INKspiration. They will be doing a bi-monthly colour challenge, and have offered us all the chance to join in with the Creative Team! And What Talented ladies they are!

It’s been wonderful to be able to join into their Pre-Challenge. the Colours are Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron. Not a combo I would of thought of.. but if I did.. I would of probably added another colour lol It really took me out of my comfort zone!

So here is my take on this colour challenge!

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December Daily Day 18-23 fast forward

So things went south when all of a sudden my son Luke had unexpected surgery on his teeth.. so I’ve lost a few days and I’ve just sat down to print off a heap of photos.. and just slot them in place! I will come back after Christmas to do up the pages and journal.. 

Sometimes printing photos are holding you back! Just print them and then come back! You are half way there!! 

I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas! 

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek Blog Hop


watermarked2016-12-10-2333-1Hello!! Welcome to my Second Blog Hop!! I had such a great time last blog hop so I thought I’d join in again!! I know the ESAD demonstrators have made some amazing things to share with you all. So get yourself a Drink… and enjoy the blog hop! You may have started here, or you may have just arrived from Monique Fielder. Either way, let’s keep hopping and enjoying the wonderful creations! Now Remember These sets are not available until the 4th January 2017, Unless you’d like to join my team before January, then you can pick from the New catalogue!! Let me know if you’d like to know more!

So It was really hard to pick which set I’d like to use… then what should I do with it? Anyway I settled with the Lift Me Up Stamp set along with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.

First Card I have used Clear Emboss Powder on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I used the Stamping Sponge to sponge over the clouds with Soft Sky ink. Again I used the Clear Emboss Powder to stamp the Hot Air Balloons.. then came back with the stamping Sponge and used Melon Mambo ink to sponge over them. I then, used some Silver Metallic Thread popped under the Balloons for added Dimension. I often forget about my Banners Framelits Dies, and this set pairs up nicely with this set. I based the card on a Lovely scored Soft Sky Card base…

With the Second Card, I grabbed some Early Espresso cardstock and along with the card base, I cut a piece just a 1/4″ smaller and then used some Versa Mark ink to run around the edge, then put some Copper Emboss Powder around the edges. Stamped and embossed with Copper the Whisper White for the Balloons, and cut them out with the Big Shot and again stamped Directly the saying with the Copper Emboss Powder.


Next I decided on doing a Scrapbook layout… I was inspired to have a go after Amity Knight  did a layout last Blog Hop! Here I have used  again the Lift it up Stamp set for the balloon, and used the Silver Emboss powder. Also used the Up & Away Thinlits Die, for the clouds….and Our Layering Circle Framelits Dies for my circles. I just love the Carried Away Designer Series Paper that you can pick from the Sale-A-Bration Freebies… I have teamed it up with the Mint Macaroon Cardstock, Smokey Slate Cardstock, Night Of navy Cardstock, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock, and Peekaboo Peach Cardstock. And I just love our Large Letter Framelits and Letters for you Stamp set to give it more dimension. And lastly I have used the Classic Label Punch .

And Lastly why not make some Party decorations!! I have simply just weaved the Die Cut Balloons onto our White Bakers Twine… so Later on I can re-use the on a card or layout!

Here I have used Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo Cardstock…

I really hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations…. And I hope you take some inspiration from these…. Please leave a comment.. and pop on over to Tanya DeRoy‘s page next…



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How cute are these gift card certificates 

So I’ve used up some retired cardstock to make these gorgeous gift certificates holders! 

Just by using the Envelope punch board it helps give you the pocket effect so you can easily slid out the gift certificate! It’s a basic design that you can adapt to any size! 
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