Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Cupcake anyone?

Hello Crafters,

I am so excited to have a long weekend right now, after such a busy few weeks. So I must say Happy Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend to everyone in Melbourne and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes! Not only did I bake some Baci cupcakes but also made this card for the Just Add Ink #217 Challenge, “JUST ADD CUPCAKES/CAKE/DESSERT“.

And check out the colours ~ I have used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette & Cherry Cobbler, oh and Soft Suede for the cupcake wrapper!

Just Add Ink #217

The card base is Cherry Cobbler along with the cherry on top of the cupcake. The background is Pink Pirouette Core’dinations cardstock embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF and sanded. I also distressed the edges with the distressing tool!

I used Flowersoft for the top of the cupcake to give it a bit of texture.

Just Add Ink #217

The double bow is made with the SU Seam Binding in Very Vanilla and adhered with a glue dot.

The sentiment is from the Hostess Stamp Set Simply Sketched and then cut out with the Decorative Label punch and sponged edges in Wisteria Wonder ink.

Oh and here is a picture of my Baci cupcakes, I knew you were wondering about them!!! Yummy!!!!

Baci Cupcakes

Why don’t you have a go at entering a challenge? They are so much fun, so check out what the design team at Just Add Ink created this week!


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JAI#200 ~ Summer Flowers

Hello Crafters,

This week at Just Add Ink is the challenge using the beautiful inspiration picture by Nikki.

This just yells summer to me with gorgeous yellows, greens & whites!


I don’t have anything so daisy like, but I love the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits. Initially I stamped the flowers in daffodil delight, but it didn’t have enough interest, so I used the technique called Kissing. To do this, you ink up the flower stamp with the Daffodil Delight ink, then ink up another stamp with Tangerine Tango ink. Press (KISS) the 2 stamps together before stamping the flower onto the white cardstock. Don’t you agree it gives more interest?

Here is a closer look!


Are you wondering how I created the background? I thought you may. I used the Simply Scored Tool and scored the crosshatch pattern. Then did the same on another scrap piece of card and cut part of it away to create a diamond template (see below). Line the template up on your cardstock and using a sponge dauber, sponge the ink in the bottom of each diamond!


I love this summery style although I am not so good in the heat. Is anyone else suffering with these days over 30 degrees? I like to hibernate and stay inside with the cooler on…. maybe it’s just my excuse to stay home and stamp!!!

Why don’t you have a go and some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Products Used

Stamp: Secret Garden, Simply Sketched

Card: Daffodil Delight, White

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi

Punch: Oval, Scallop Oval

Other: Big Shot Machine, Secret Garden Framelits, Simply Scored, Paper Trimmer, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Rhinestones

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Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just stunning!

Happy Crafting,

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feminine, Techniques & Tutorials

Upright Diamond Fold Card

Hello Stampers,

Today I have been having a play with a new type of card folding technique ~ the Upright Diamond Fold.

It is quite different to any other card I have made before!

Upright Diamond Fold
Front of card

To begin I used a card base of 11” x 7” cardstock .

On both long sides make a mark at 2”, 4”, 6” and 7”

On the left short side make a mark at 3½”

Diamond Fold

Valley fold on the blue lines

Mountain fold on the red lines

Cut on the green lines

To make the diamond shape layer, cut a piece of DSP 3¾” x 6¾”


Make a mark at the 1 7/8” on the short sides and 3 3/8” on the long sides.

Cut on the green lines.

Decorate as desired.

Upright Diamond Fold
Inside of card

I have used the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, and the Designer Frames Embossing Folder.

Let me know what you think of this style of card by leaving a comment below.

Happy Stamping!



Poppy Card

Morning Stampers,

Today I want to share with you, a card that was a custom order.

I really loved how this card turned out!

I was asked to include: poppy, avocado green & gold colour, with 60 and the ladies name. I managed to get all of this onto one card.


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Banner Greetings (Hostess), Simply Sketched (Hostess), Letter & Numbers (non SU)

Inkpads: Pistachio Pudding & Gold Encore

Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding & Whisper White

Tools: Big Shot, Oval & Scallop Oval Dies, Delicate Designs EF, Simply Scored, Trimmer

Punches: Heart, Large Oval

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Doily, Dimensionals


To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,


Handmade Cards

Latest creations

Stippled Blossoms is one of my favourite 2 step stamp sets in the new In Colours, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe – the background is simply scored!


One of the stamps from the Best Of 25 Years Sets


Sketched Birthday is a new stamp set which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue available online from 2 July!


Simply Sketched stamp set can be purchased at a heavily discounted rate from 2 July by having a party with $300 sales!

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Wildflower Meadow Stamp & Embossing Folder can be purchased as a Bundle saving you 15% as of 2 July


This new Annual Catalogue has some amazing new products – be sure to order your copy for $5 (pickup from me) by emailing me at

Happy Stamping!