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Product Spotlight: Lots of Happy Card Kit

Here is the other kit in the Occasions Catalogue, the Lots of Happy Card Kit.  Two things I love about this kit is, it’s an all inclusive kit which means you get everything you need to put these cards together. *the only thing sold separately is tape, ie Fast Fuse or Snail Adhesive. The other thing I love is this kit comes with watercolour pencils to colour in with.  Although you are able to colour in using other colouring tools.

I coloured in these four different ways.

1. Neat watercolour pencil colouring


2. Messy and fast watercolour pencil colouring


3. Stampin’ Blends


4. Aqua Painters and Classic Stampin’ Pads


As you can see by changing your colouring method you can get many different looks.  My favourite is the Aqua Painters.

Supplies Needed:

Lots of Happy Card Kit (146388)

Lots of Happy Card Kit Refill (145605)

Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) or Snail Adhesive (104332)

Optional Supplies:


Blender Pens (102845)

Stampin’ Blends:

Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack (144597)

Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack (144602)

Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Markers Como Pack (144604)

Stampin’ Blends Colour Lifter (144608)

Aqua Painters:

Aqua Painters (103954)

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pads (144086)

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pads (126950)

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pads (126953)

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pads (141397)


I hope this gives you some inspiration to change up your colouring method.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,


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CTC165 – Sale-A-Bration

I am back playing along with CASEing the Catty Challenge.  CASEing pages from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.  I chose a card from page 7.


Supplies Used:

  • Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (147242)
  • Beautiful Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set (147239)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (106549)
  • Vellum Card stock (106584)
  • Marina Mist Card Stock (121682)
  • Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (126962)
  • Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982)
  • Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (144082)
  • Classic Label Punch (141491)
  • Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (143725)
  • Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine (124262)
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


How I made this card:

  • I took a piece of Whisper White and Vellum Card Stock cutting it to 105 x 85mm.
  • I used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies to cut out the details in the Whisper White Card Stock.
  • I attached the Whisper White and Vellum pieces together with Fast Fuse.  I wrapped the Baker’s Twine around twice and tied a bow.  And finally attached the whole this to the card front.
  • I stamped the Peacock in Marina Mist.  The feathers are stamped half in Pool Party and half in Fresh Fig.  I used my finger to soften up the line.  Then Fussy cut it all out.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig on to Whisper White and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I also used the Classic Label Punch to punch out to pieces of Marina Mist.
  • I attached the Marina Mist and sentiment pieces with Fast Fuse and the Peacock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Until next time,

Happy Stampin’,


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#tgifc119 – Colour Challenge

Today I played along with TGIF’s Colour Challenge.  We were required to use Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.

How I made this card:

  • Card Base is A6 Thick Whisper White Card Stock.
  • 2.5in x 148mm piece of Lemon Lime Twist from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
  • Crushed Curry Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Whisper White Circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  • 40 is stamped in Pool Party on to Pool Party with Number of Years Stamp Set cut out with the Large Numbers Dies, also added some Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I attached the circles and numbers and stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black above.  I added some Gold Faceted Gems and White Baker’s Twine.

Here is the challenge… I really loved how bright and fun this challenge was.


Until next time… Happy Stampin’,


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Freshly Made Sketches #299

Today on my blog I created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I decided to turn the sketch on its side. I used Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper and took the colour palette from this paper as inspiration.

How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White Card stock.
  • I cut 1in strips of the Pick A Pattern DSP, the green pieces are 4in and the other pieces are 1 9/16in.
  • Using the Layering Circles Dies I cut the scalloped circle out of Emerald Envy.
  • I then layered the Stitched Shapes Dies circle cut out in Whisper White on top of the Scalloped circle.
  • I fussy cut out the dinosaurs from the DSP.
  • I stamped the 4 in Crushed Curry using the Number Of Years Stamp set and cut it out with the Large Numbers Dies.
  • I adhered everything down.
  • Finally stamping sentiment in Emerald Envy and added some Gold Faceted Gems.


This was a great challenge and I loved the outcome of it.

Until next time… Happy Stampin',


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CTC139 – Everyday Occasions

Today I played along with CASEing the Catty.  CASEing the Everyday Occasions pages from the Annual Catalogue.

I picked the card from page 27 that features the Label Me Pretty Bundle.

Lauren Meiklejohn

I chose Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the main colours.


How I made this card:

  • Thick whisper white card stock A6 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm);
  • Bermuda Bay background (144 x 100mm), Stamped Burlap Background Stamp in Bermuda Bay.
  • Bermuda Bay banner is 5 x 2in cut with the Banner Triple Punch and embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Pool Party banner is 4 x 2in also cut with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • I use the Label Me Pretty Bundle for the sentiment.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.
  • I attached some Linen Thread to the back of the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And adhered everything else down.


I really love how this card turned out.  I only just bought the Label Me Pretty Bundle and have fallen in love with it.  And I love the texture of the linen thread, I’m not big on using ribbons and trims but I really want to get into using them more.


Here is the challenge if you wanted to play along with CASEing the Catty.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,


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Mixing Brand New and Retiring

This stack of cards was created for a breast cancer fundraiser at my Mum’s work.


I wanted to start to have a play with the new items from the Annual Catalogue 2017 – 18 that launches 1st June plus work in current/retiring items.

I picked four different pinks Powder Pink, Berry Burst (these are two new In Colors 2017-19), Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette, plus Basic Black and Tranquil Tide (also a new In Color).

I used an entire packet of Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.


1 – Frilly Berry Burst

This card is matted with Berry Burst Card Stock. The frill is created by cutting blocks of colour of the Berry Burst sheet from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped twice in Berry Burst, then fussy cut both out.


2 – Pocket Change

I used another sheet of Berry Burst from the Color Theory DSP Stack but this time I used the watercolour effect one.  This is perfect for making it look like jeans that have faded in places.   I managed to fit four pockets from the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set on one 6×6.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals so an actual note could still fit in the pocket.  The note is stamped in Tranquil Tide, the pocket tag is stamped in Berry Burst and Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set.


3 – A Lifting Note

This card uses the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Dies and Stitched Shapes.  I stamped the balloons in Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette.  The Balloon Die was cut out in Whisper White and using Dauper I sponged Flirty Flamingo on the top half.


4 – Blast of Berry Burst

This card uses the Birthday Blast Stamp Set and the matching Star Blast Dies.  The sentiment is from the Window Shopping Stamp Set.  I stamped the background stars in Powder Pink and the star die is cut out in Berry Burst.


5 – Flirty Flamingo Flamingo

This card uses the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, stamping in Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette and Basic Black.  The leaves on the background were stamped around the edge in both pinks.  The Flamingo is stamped in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.


6 – Decked out in Powder Pink and Berry Burst

This card uses Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  I created the background by taking the A Clear Block and inking it in Powder Pink then swirling it around the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set.  The chair is cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.


7 – Piece of Cake

These cards use all Powder Pink and all Pink Pirouette.  I inked up the doilies with the colour ink pads then with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Blast sentiment, I fussy cut them out.  The cake dies are left overs from the Bithday Bright Project Kit, the pieces were not the same white as the note cards so used dauber and sponged the matching colours onto the cake dies.


8 – Super Duper Doilies

These cards use all four pinks.  I took my ink pads of Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo and inked up the Lace Doilies (which I am so upset they are retiring)… And by the way is it just me or does that Berry Burst Doily look like Blackberry Bliss?

I also used Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder to almost reinforce the doilies because they become super fragile from being inked up.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped in all four pinks, then cut the ‘Birthday’ out of the lighter colours.


9 – Super Simple I Love You

This card is really simple, I used Pink Piroeutte Ink Pad to stamp the background.  Flirty Flamingo to stamp ink the doily.  The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, which was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my nine cards, and until next time…

Happy stampin,


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Two Challenges, One Card

Can you believe that I have never created a card that fit into two challenges?

Well today I decided to take the plunge and play along with both Colour INKspiration’s Colour Challenge and Can You Case It’s Sketch Challenge.

Here is my card:


How I made this card?

  • Thick Whisper White Card Base A6;
  • Background is 6×4 Project Life card from the Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection, I cut 1/4in off the long side;
  • The PL card is embossed with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder;
  • The Square piece is Mint Macaron cut to 7 1/16in, layered on top of that is Pink Pirouette cut to 7in;
  • The sentiment is from Super Duper Stamp Set, stamped in Pink Pirouette. On a piece of Daffodil Delight Card Stock I stamped the same sentiment in Daffodil Delight and fussy cut the banner section out;
  • The balloons are from the same stamp set and are stamped in Tip Top Taupe on Tip Top Taupe;
  • I finished off the card with Urban Underground Embellishments.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,