I can feel the excitement building, one day to go before orders can be placed from the new Stampin’Up Catalog.
I know you have your catalogs and are eager to get creating with some of the exciting products on display. Over at Vickie’s blog she has created some lovely cards with the new colors and stamps. Pop over and see after you have looked at my offering with the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and two of the 2015/16 colors.

What a great way to help Ronald McDonald House Charities. On the news the other night they showed the  new fantastic building going up next to the children’s hospital in Brisbane  that is in need of more funding so get behind them with this stamp set.

DSC00027 Inside card.

I have chosen to limit myself to two colors, Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush. What about the white you say, well according to my son when he was 6, years ago, in his “I’m right”, voice which he often was, it’s a shade called Whisper White.  The Internet will agree and disagree but I like to remember him when I’m using black or white.


It is a simple layout with the background paper from Irresistibly Yours DSP sponged in the Tip Top Taupe Ink. One scalloped 8cm circle in Cucumber Crush and one 7cm in Whisper White, which were popped up with dimensionals provided the resting place for the tree.

This tree, after stamping from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set  was  punched with the Tree Builder Punch.

Sentiment was from the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set and stamped on Whisper White  Card Stock then cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits with the Big Shot.  The under mount, in Tip Top Taupe was created with the same framelit cut half way, then the framelit reversed, put through the Big Shot again, cut half way to create the other end.

A pretty bow with Organza Ribbon, topped with the little bird from the Tree Builder Punch, attached with sticky dots helped fill the card.

I Stamped the sentiment and the Tree from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set inside and the card was complete.

Till next time Happy Crafting.

PS: In case you were were wondering, the scallop was die cut using KaiserCraft Scallop Nesting Die

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Combination Card.

Like so many others I still have an assortment of products other than Stampin’Up and this card is one I made using some of them together with my SU gear.. I really like the way the card is made then framed with the contrasting card stock. I hDuck front and logoave used the duck from the  Moon Lake Clear Stamp Set out of the Occasions Catalogue and stamped it on Very Vanilla card stock. I embossed the Cattails with The Big Shot and the birds on the wire.  These were from Darice Natures Borders.

I cut out the Spellbinders Cattails, colored with a cotton bud dabbed on Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Early Espresso with a touch of Pear Pizza and Mossy Meadow on the leaves then cut in half – only needed a few and adhered with sticky dots over the embossed image. The embossed Cattails were colored with chalk as was the duck from Moonlake  from the Ocassions Catalogue.

I Used the Thinking of you from the Wetlands Stamp set and some cattails (well they will do) from the Wetlands Stamps on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the Chalk Talk Framelit on the Big Shot.     I also cut out the backing from Mossy Meadow at the same time and used the lower section.  Then I tied it together with dyed string in Mossy Meadow  and hung them with a sticky dot from the wire.Inside duckswith logo

Looking inside the embossing gives a nice de-embossed image to the inside front of the card. A final stamp with the Cattails again then I mounted it onto some Mossy Meadow card stock to frame it.

Tomorrow is a double day with a card that is part of a challenge and some words about me    for  a blog hop.

See u then.