Saturday, May 31, 2014


Hey there!...I just remembered l forgot to share part 2 of the "Make'n'Takes from Stampin Up's "INSPIRE-CREATE-SHARE" event, better known as Convention.
I am rather taken with the fun, modern look of this lot and really enjoyed putting them together (mostly on the day) but some parts l completed when l got home, more for travel sake than anything else..:0)
SOOO...many new goodies heading our way and now that our Pre-Order has begun, I'm even more excited, not that I'm wishing my life away, but roll on the 1st of July...Yay!
Time to cull the old, to make room for the new..:0)

I'm so excited to delve into the whole Becky Higgins/SU "Project Life" trend and have even more of a play, these are all ready for journaling and pics and maybe just a few more accents...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Just Add Ink #216....Watercolour!

Good Morning!....It's time for another fun Just Add Ink challenge and this week Paula made the suggestion of "WATERCOLOUR"....Yay! One of my favourite things to do.

If you're looking for some creative inspiration check out the design team samples over at Just Add Ink, so many cool ideas and techniques to help get you started.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU Twine & some non SU water colour pencils)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Convention Friends and Fun!.....

 Some of the "Just Add Ink DT"
Me, Christine Blain, Patrice Easton, Paula Dobson, Tina Gillespie
Delys Cram, Louise Sharp, Narelle Farrugia, Kim Badelt.

As promised, here are some of the highlights from Stampin Up's South Pacific Convention....

Awesome view from our balcony, of a small portion of Melbournes City Skyline.

The lovely Anna & Aaron from demo support..

Bjorn Again....Brilliant!  But oh feet are still complaining...:0)

Kelly Jupe, Di Barnes, Kim Badelt, Narelle Farrugia, Paula Dobson, 
 Patrice Easton, Bronwyn Eastley & Sam Post...

A fabulous time as always, Thanks Stampin Up!

"Thanks for stopping by"
"Stampin Up Convention Melbourne 2014"

Convention Highlights.........

Hey there everyone!...I'm home from Stampin-Up's South Pacific Convention, exhausted, totally psyched at the new goodies and still laughing at the funny moments..:0) That pretty much sums up the five days. I had a blast and loved spending it with the gorgeous Just Add Ink girls, they are all so amazingly talented and l love them all. xxx

I actually feel like my brain is on overload, all of the information shared and fabulous displays and projects and the awesome new products l have to play with, is actually a bit overwhelming...But l did manage to take heaps of pics of the displays and great samples from so many talented Demonstrators and the "Make"n"Takes" and  thought l would share some highlights and faves with you over a couple of post's.

Firstly here are the "Make"n"Takes" made with one of the sets we received called "Kinda Eclectic"...Such a cool set and l can see myself getting a heap of use out of this one!

These were made using some of the yummy "New" In-Colours!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Stampin Up Convention Swaps...2014!

Happy Friday everyone!....As you've probably guessed by the heading...."I'm at Convention", Yay! It's always a fun way to spend a few day's and catch up with friends and of course find out Lot's of SU goss on the "New" products heading our way.
Another fun Convention ritual is SWAPPING, there are always so many fabulous ideas and just plain gorgeous creations to drool over and getting to bring some home for inspiration is a bonus!

Here's what l came up with for this year..........

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Convention Gifts...2014!

Hey there!...It's Stampin Up Convention time in the South Pacific and as l always do, I'm rooming with some of my fave people, the Just Add Ink girls past and present. It's always a highlight of Convention for me, to be spending a few days with these wonderful ladies, catching up and having Lot's of laughs in the process.
I always like to make a little gift for each of them to let them know how much they mean to me.

I decided this year to go with a girly theme of "Chocolate, Wine & Roses"...I've used the gorgeous Spiral Flower Die to create the Roses and technically there's no wine, but there are miniature wine glasses, filled with "Soy Candles" and some Chocolate.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All papercraft supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Petite Petals Birthday!....

Hey there!....I have one more birthday set to share before l start with the Convention goodies I've made..:0) This one is rather dainty and soft and l just love this colour combination.
I think over the last few weeks I've probably worn out my Pansy Flower and Petite Petals Punches, they've certainly been getting a solid workout...:0)

& one last group pic of all of those Tag Topper Punch boxes from my last few posts..:0)

As promised, here are the measurements and details needed to create this size Tag Topper Box......

BASE: 10-1/2" x 5-1/2" for both sizes...
2 BLOCK BOX:  Score @ 1", 1-3/4", 3-3/4" & 4-1/2"
Rotate & Score @ 2-1/4", 3", 7-1/2" & 8-1/4"
Punch with Tag Topper Punch & remove all shaded areas and decorate....

BASE: 10-1/2" x 5-1/2"...
1 BLOCK BOX: Score @ 1-1/4", 1-3/4", 3-3/4" & 4-1/4"
Rotate & Score @ 2-1/2", 3", 7-1/2" & 8"
Punch with Tag Topper Punch & remove all shaded areas and decorate....

This is what it should look like after all scoring and cutting...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Happy Birthday To You!....

Whoohoo!...It's Convention time...:0) While I'm making my way into Melbourne for the start of Convention...So excited! l thought l would schedule a post sharing another of the birthday sets l mentioned in my last post......

Box details can be found Here......

Short & sweet today...:0)
"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Just Add Ink Sketch revisited!...

Evening!...With so many birthdays at the minute, I've been super busy making cards and the odd little gift and decided to make life a little simpler by revisiting a sketch from a recent Just Add Ink challenge and recreating a card l made, with a few changes. I figure why reinvent the wheel when I'm time poor!

I've actually made a couple of sets using designs that I've previously made and I'll be sharing some of those as well. But l mainly wanted to show how cute these sets are, with their coordinating Scalloped Tag Topper Boxes.
You can find the link and measurements to the original boxes l made Here although these ones are slightly different measurements that l came up with, specific for the mini chocolate blocks l wanted to pop inside.
Once l get home from Convention...Yay! l will post the measurements and details for this size!

Box details can be found Here....

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, May 19, 2014

OCC-Watercolour for Cards!

Good Morning!....I have another watercolour card to share today. I am so far behind with my homework for these classes and have mixed the days up so much, that l don't remember what technique was shared on what day. But l know this one was shared by Laura Bassen and although l have used this technique before on cards, it was heaps of fun to revisit..:0)

To create the background, l inked up one of my acrylic blocks with various Stampin Up ink pads and lightly misted the block and stamped onto watercolour paper...So easy and Lot's of fun!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies except card base are Stampin Up!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

OCC...Watercolour for cards!


Good Morning!...Today's card is another of the techniques shared by Jennifer McGuire during the "Watercolour for Cards" class.
I actually like the finished card, but wasn't loving my first attempt at this technique, as during the trying time, l left it sitting on my craft mat and it seems to have absorbed some ink residue from the back, giving it a bit of a mottled effect. But it's really more noticeable in the pic than in real life.

"Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU twine)