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Steppin’ it up!

I threw together a few ideas for this card and I think it turned out pretty well. I love the colour way, it’s so soft and pretty – Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Hello Honey. The ribbon was from the SAB pack but it fitted quite well. The front panel is popped up on dimensionals but the flower stamped piece was adhered straight onto the card front.


The quilt like pattern down the bottom was created by lightly drawing a grid pattern then stamping the wee flower on the intersecting points. Then I used my Paper Piecing tool and templates to pierce along the lines around the flowers. I added stitching marks with my Tip Top Taupe marker. Heres a closer look at the stamped panel.


Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - General

CAS Baby

I find CAS such a challenge but Ive given it another go with the help of yet more challenges! Inkspirational and Clean and Simple.

P1010385 (480x640)Not really your traditional baby colours but I think they work Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The stamps I used came from: Every Little Bit,My Friend, Pennant Parade and Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I just love those new style piercing templates, they make it so easy to do frames and stitching !

I havent done the inside yet but Im planning to do something with POP!

Photo FTL232


Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Challenges, Mini Tutorials, Technique

Clock Works Elephant cQc173 TSOT102

I’ve had something like this elephant piece in my head since I saw the Clock Works set. I could see the watch bit  as an embroidery hoop and Ive finally tried it out! I even managed to do TWO challenges at the same time Colour Q and Try Stampin on Tuesday

Here was the inspiration:

cqc173       TSOT #102 (1)

I flipped the sketch around and made it my own but it still has the circle, the banner and the rectangle elements.

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My colours were Tangerine Tango (sub for Dusty Durango) Crumb Cake (Kraft), Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom and Early Espresso for detail work.

What I Used:

Stripes embossing Folder

Festival of Prints Paper stack ( ONLY available until Jan 31st so dont miss out)

Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Blush Blossom Card (retired) stock

Tangerine Tango, and Crumb Cake Ink Pads

Early Espresso and Blush Blossom (This is still current and really helpful for “people”)Stampin Write Markers

Itty Bitty Bits, Clock Works and Exclusive Sale A Bration Stamp set Patterned Occasions ( spend $120 and earn it for free)

Paper Piercing tool, mat and Essentials Pack

Googly Eyes ( Holiday Catalogue ends Jan 31st)

Pearl Basic Jewels

Finishng Touches Edgelits

Crumb Cake Seam Binding

1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Blenders Pens

And of course Dimensionals

Gotta love that faux stitching! I even “Back Stitched” the banners to the top of the card, just to make sure they were secure you understand : ) And can see that the elephant is two toned I have done a wee pic tutorial to show you how.

How to stamp mulicoloured images

6 sleeps t go until the Seasonal Catalogue goes Live

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Challenges, Two Cards One Sketch

Seize the Birthday Dynamic Duo!

Just found this NEW challenge site called Seize the Birthday so thought I’d give it a go. Each month they will have two sketch Week one will be girl theme week will be boy theme and then repeated for the 2nd sketch. Here is their first sketch the theme is Girly!

Sketch 1

I combined this challenge with one that has been going for a while Dynamic Duos. Their challenge for this week was to use only Certainly Celery and So Saffron with my choice of any Neutrals to go with it, i chose Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Dd# 35

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I used my new Everything Eleanor stamp set and also a leaf and bird for one of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. My Paper Piercing templates and piercer are getting a real work out lately Going around the oval is a bit of a challenge but I found by moving the Christmas Ornaments template around  I was able to get a fairly good piercing line.

Sorry the photos arent up to much we had a power cut earlier tonight so had to take the photo inside when the power came back on after dark : )