Monday, 22 August 2016

Pink Your Life Blog Hop.

Stampendous in the USA are currently holding a blog hop challenge. Go to

Just leave a comment on one of their design teams blogs about their project using the Pink Your Life Clear Stamp Sets.

I am offering one of these stamp sets to an Australian entry. You don't have to buy anything or make anything, just leave a comment on one of the American Design Teams blogs..

Spread the word!

This is too good to pass up.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Angels and friends, what more could you want?

Angels first. The first two cards are made using the new Pink Your Life stamp set from Stampendous. I have one more card to make up from this set but I need to post thee cards as I do them or else they disappear on me. Well, I give them away.

SSCP101 Little Angels Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Now for the friends.

CRS5091 Winter Friends Stamp Set

DCS5091 Winter Friends Die Cut set
More friends to come as well.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Build a Wreath Die set

Stampendous are currently highlighting the new Build a Wreath die set on their blog. I started using it last night and have come up with two cards using far, lol. I have used in conjunction with a couple of other stamps but of course that is not necessary as the wreath looked really good before I added the cardinal but I like to give you ideas.

DCP1007 Build a wreath, CRS5092 Winter Tweets and SSC1231 Perfectly Clear Holiday Expressions stamp set.

DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set

SSC1231 Holiday Expressions

CRP289 Birdie Trio also DCP1007 and SSC1231 Holiday Expressions.
CRR278 Holly Background
Happy crafting,

Saturday, 23 July 2016

More from The Stampendous July Catalogue

Another busy day play...... er, working away using new products. The owl is large for a card but still perfectly acceptable. I can just imagine him on a page. It's a pity I don't scrapbook.

You probably can't see the eyes very well but I used dimensional magic and his eyes glow. I used coloured pencil but the white is a Gelly Roll Marker.

CRR268 Look Into My Eyes

The next two cards were made with the Winter Tweets Stamp set and matching Die Set. I stamped the cardinal onto red cardstock. It saved a bit of time colouring it. I just added a bit of shading. The holly was done on white cardstock and then coloured with Hybrid ink and a soft brush. I did get some on the berries but that provided shading for the red coloured pencil I used on them.

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set, DCS5092 Winter Tweets Die Set. I also used SSC1147 Tis the Season Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (see below)
CRR144 Christmas Background Stamp

Wonderous Kitten again but this time I used a new background stamp.

CRR278 Holly Background

Patient Pup again. I am trying very hard to get a hold of the Marvy Uchida Snow Marker as you can see how brilliant it is for Santa hats.

SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
 I feel as though I have only just started with the new releases from Stampendous. Obviously there is lots more to come.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, 21 July 2016

A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Another great creation from Dot Leathbridge, Stampendous Educator extraordinaire!


Go to her blog for an explanation of how she made it and the products she used.

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Another dark mushie

I think I like this one the best.

New Christmas stamps are in and in fact I have had to order some more. I think my favourite is the Wonderous Kitten. I am currently trying to get my hands on some of the Marvy Uchida Snow Markers that I used on the hat. It puffs up when heated. It was a gift from my friend Donna when I caught up with her at CHA earlier this year.

CRW173 Wonderous Kitten

CRW174 Patient Pup

CRY033 Santa Words

 I have only used the stencil and two bird stamps from this set on this card. There will be many more samples to come.

CRS5092 Winter Tweets Stamp Set with free stencil

DCS5092 Winter Tweets Die Set

This isn't a very complicated stamp But look lovely on either a dark or light background card.

CRR275 Joy Tree
 This is another stamp set that you will see done in lots of different ways. The Gingerbread person can be either a boy or girl and great for gift tags for Home made Kitchen gifts. This set comes with clear stamps and metal dies.

CSD07 Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamp And Die set.

 The next two cards are made with the same stamp and die set. The stamps in this set are cling rubber not photopolymer. The great thing about this set is that it doesn't have to be used just at Christmas time. It could always be made up as a Birthday card or just a 'boy' card with just the truck on it.
I couldn't help myself......I put acetate in the window! I even tinted the first one.

CLD01 Truck Tidings 
Yes, there is acetate in this window as well.

CRR274 Santa's Pick Up

Well, that's it for now but keep checking back. Lots more to come.

Happy crafting,

Monday, 11 July 2016

Dark Mushies.....

I told you there would be more. This mushroom Stamp Set is so cute and playful I wondered how I would go making them dark and brooding. How successful do you think I was?

And yes, there is definitely more to come.