SUO Challenges #50 – Buttons and Brads


I discovered this new challenge blog called Stampin Up Only Challenges. The challenge is 

SUO #50 – Buttons and Brads.

And thought this waterfall card would be appropriate:

Supplies used:

Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card stock
Mocha Morning SPecialty DSP
Antique Brads
Ribbon from stash jar, Ribbon Originals, Masterpiece.
Circle and square punches.

Hope you ilke it,

MOJO Monday 252


It's Monday again and looking fwd to share with you the card for The Mojo Monday Sketch.

This is the sketch created by the talented Julee Tilman and there is a choice, round or square:

Here is my take on it. It is no 22 on the site:

And the inside:

I decided to go with bold colors, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive combined with Tangerine Tango.

Quite like the razzleberry with olive and the tangerine adds a bit of sunshine.

What do you think? Hope you like it,


Supplies used, all SU:

Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Cottage Wall DSP (retired)
Triple Treat Flower Stamp
Victoria Crochet Trim
Fashionable Hearts Embosslits and Big Shot
Scallop Trim Border
2 1/2" circle, scallop circle, and full heart  punches 

It is time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and here is the lovely inspiration picture we have to work with:

 And here is my card:

When I saw the beautiful bouquet of summery flowers my eyes focused on Hot Pink and green... a little obsession with Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi, I know, and then of course The Cheerful Treat DSP!!!

I have seen this little dress made with the scallop circle die on the internet and wanted to make my version of it. I could not resist to using one of my favorite DSP's, Cheerful Treat (along with Mocha Morning :-). I made sure I got a few packs of this before it retired for my personal stash. I love the wild wasabi and melon mambo combo and those little flowers are to die for!)

After I cut the DSP with the scallop die i folded it kind of 3/4 and then just snipped it, no measuring, and it turned out pretty good. I added a layer of the Eyelet Border (this was a little tedious as it had to be cut in 4-5 pieces and arranged underneath to give the impression of a semi circle), a bit of Rose Red 1/4" Grossgrain ribbon and a couple of Bitty Shapes flowers and voila, a gorgeous little card.

I created a little window with the scallop punch and added the sentiment inside! Saw that recently at a fellow demonstrator and really liked the look!

This is another version on blue that: 

is PERFECT for the Paper Players PP 106 Challenge:

I went with the left option: Circles, Blue, Floral :-)

Supplies Used (all SU unless notified):

Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock
Cheerful Treat DSP (retired 2011-2012 hostess pack)
Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Scallop Circle and Circle punch
Big Shot and Scallop Circle Die
Eyelet Border (retired)
Pearls, green ribbons and from stash.

Hope you like it,


Freshly Made Sketches #45

Hi, getting a little busy this morning with my cards, but I have another cute one to share, and it is perfect for the Freshly Made Sketch #45

And here is the card for this challenge:

I didn't go with the ribbon as I thought it would be too much and added a little sentiment instead.

Supplies used (All SU unless stated):

Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White card stock
Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (retired)
Rose Red double stitched ribbon (retired)
Big shot and the Square Scallop Die
SU Markers
Stamp: Sitting Pretty Jolinne from My Favorite Things Stamps.

Hope you like it,


Dynamic Duos Challenge #13


This week at Dynamic Duos the challenge is: Week 4-Monochromatic-same colours in different hues (light/dark) 

And here is my card:

 Its a Waterfall card and my first attempt at making one. Quite tedious process, but maybe because it was my first? Not sure...It was fun though and love how it turned out.

Here is a link for the Waterfall Card Tutorial.

I did not have Early Espresso, so used Chocolate Chip instead. Crumb Cake for the background and Mocha Morning DSP.

Supplies used (all SU):

Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card stock
Mocha Morning SPecialty DSP
Antique Brads
Ribbon from stash jar (i am pretty sure it is SU)
Circle and square punches.

Hope you like it. It is really nice in person coz you can see the cascading much better, but hope you get the idea :-)

I feel so very blessed for one of my cards to have gotten an honorable mention on the Just Add Ink Website for the JAI 127 Challenge. Its like coming second, which is not bad for one of my first entries in these types of challenges.

The card featured is probably my favorite so far and I am glad a few other people thought it was
nice :-).

You can see the original post here: JAI 127/PPA 139 challenge

Thank you ladies for the lovely comments also, very much appreciated :-).

Hi All,

I had a class last night and it went till about 11ish, and ended up going to bed really late. The result? Overly tired this morning, so I needed something to de stress. So this is my morning me time result :-). But it was SOOO much fun and the girls had a great time making their lovely cards (will post on the blog in the next few days) and catching up with each other.

I didn't add a sentiment and left the inside blank on purpose. This way I can use it for different occasions.

It started with the Paper Pals Art Sketch 139. (Card Entry no.34)

The stamp set I chose for it was Serene Silhouettes and thought it would be really nice on a neutral color combo, and the Just Add Ink 127 Color Combo (mine is card no.22)was perfect!

Went with the Mocha Morning Specialty Paper from SU. The colors were black and white and a color of my choosing. Mocha Morning goes really well with crumbcake card stock. So I went with, black white and crumbcake. I really like how the ribbon at the side turned out. I was going to use a strip of paper and then discovered this wide black double stitched ribbon from SU in my scrap jar and thought it was just perfect!

Supplies used:

SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Crumbcake Card Stock
SU Black Double stitched Ribbon (Retired)
SUAntique Brads
Mocha Morning DSP (Retired)
Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set
Basic Black Ink Pad
Velvet ribbon
Hope you like it,

Yeap, another Mojo Monday card time! And I am getting into a really nice routine of actually getting them done on Monday! Love starting the week so creatively.

I have had the Sweetheart set for a long time and never used it. When i saw the sketch this morning I immediately thought of this set and the Cheerful Treat Designer Paper (I wish this one would have been carried into this catalog). There is something about the Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant combination!
So here is the sketch from the Mojo Monday website:
And here is my card:

Really happy with the result and Love love love the color combination!

Also entered this pretty card in the Simon Says Stamps Challenge. My card is  no 215. Thought it would go well seeing as the challenge said Anything Goes :-) with dies. I used the Framelits Labels Collection and the Oval and scalloped Oval Punches.

Supplies used all SU:

Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink and White Card stock.
Cheerful Treat DSP
Heart Treat Cups
Leftover paper bits to fill the cups :-)
Big shot
Framelits Labels Collection  
Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval Punches.
Sweetheart Stamp Set
Elegant Eggplant Ink pad

Hope you like today's card.

I made this cute little card for one of my best friends little boy, Elijah. They came to the US back in June and we were very lucky to have them over for about a week! Talk about a treat! I know Elijah is mad about trains so I thought what other card would he really enjoy? The Choo Choo is such a cute set for any little boy who likes trains. And of course it goes with the wheel that does the tracks. I used the Build a Cupcake set to make the clouds :-).

Thought this is another really cute card for the  Verve Stamps July DIva Dare 2012.

Hope you like it.

Now that I have sent this beautiful card to my mum (not her birthday, it was just because I love her, and also my daughter was desperately needing to her and dad some of her many drawings) and one to my other lovely mother (in-law) for her birthday I can finally post it!

This design is probably one of my favorites so far! I love the fold of the card itself and the flowers look really nice watercolored. The stamp set is called Messages for Mum. I embossed the letters with Melon Mambo, Wasabi and Cherry Cobler embossing powders and then snipped them and added them with dimensionals. The edges are done with the Scallop Tim Border Punch.

And this cute birthday card is perfect for the VERVE Stamps July DIVA DARE VERVE Stamps July DIVA DARE which has a Birthday them this time! (Happy Birthday Julee!)

My card in no 10 on the list.

Hope you like it!

I thought I would catch up on showing you some of my latest projects. I have quite a few to do, and here is the the first one.

I always find it hard to do birthday cards for males. Why? Well because the supplies are limited. No brads, no ribbons, so sparkles, no organza....Or SO I thought....

Here are a few of the masculine birthday cards I recently made.
I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday back in April. I love the Lovely As A Tree set and it looks even better embossed!! This time I used the silver embossing powder. I stuck with the Old Olive and Chocolate Chip combination from the previous card but changed to Crumb Cake. I kept the embossing on white card stock. It comes out really clean. And who said you can't use ribbon for a masculine card??
Another take on the Lovely as a Tree card with Very vanilla cardstock and on a chocolate chip background. And I even used a button! And TWO types of ribbon...And it still looks quite masculine. LOVE the result of this one!!!

 This one uses the recently retired Medallion stamp. Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Old Olive make a really nice combination. The medallion stamp was stamped 3 times ,once in old olive for the square, once in chocolate chip for the circle and again in old olive for the little flower in the middle. They are each attached with dimensionals to make them pop.

The last two cards were a take of a fellow demonstrators tree I saw online and really liked the turquoise, roan and olive combination. And they are really good for a guy's birthday :-). Really like the top one with the wide ribbon tied with twine.

Hope you like them and can get some inspiration for your future projects.


I thought I would start the week on a super crafty note and decided to do the Mojo Monday on.... Monday :-). That way I might actually get slightly more cards done throughout the week.

Here is the sketch:

And here are the cards I made:

This is a 5x7 card using the new In Color Gumball Green. Looks really good paired with a Cherry Cobler piece from the DSP called Be of good cheer, the Midnight Muse and Chocolate Chip cardstock. Some glimmer paper for the sparkly effect and the Golden embossed christmas tree from Snow Swirled complete a lovely Christmas card. I can start my Christmas collection early :-).

The ribbon is Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon with a cute little square brad for a centre.

The background for the second card is Chocolate Chip. The Rose Red card stock is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. To get an even more vintagey look I inked the embossing folder with chocolate chip ink. Really like the end result!

The stamp set is the new Hostess Set called Four Seasons, one of the free sets you can get with a $150 order through me from Stampin Up. 

I used the new Raspberry Ripple for the background and punched it with the scallop punch, and the little bird I stamped and punched again with the 1' punch. The bird was colored with Stampin Markers, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip.

I kept with the 3 colors and added the banners at the bottom in Garden Green and Pretty in Pink.

The sentiment was again colored with markers and punched with the oval punch, and then layered on a Garden Green Scallop punch. The little butterfly from the Four Seasons set completes the scene :-)

The main ribbon is not Stampin Up (I have quite a collection of miscellaneous ribbons that I go to for a specific color or pattern I need if I don't have something matching from SU). It is a really bright pink but i decided to cover it in light pink organza...not sure if I would do this again, quite a TEDIOUS process for it to come out nice. But really pleased with the result!

Hope you like my little card. I will be posting that promised man's birthday cards post soon. I also have another really cute post to do, so be sure to come back soon!


MOJO Monday Sketch 249

It's not quite Monday, I know I am slightly behind, but I am glad they leave the linky open till sunday night to participate in the challenge :-).

One of my really good friends Tin, asked me for a baby card for a boy and I knew I wanted to use the handprints  and I thought the sketch for this week was really cute, and decided to pair them together.

I used a retired Stampin Up set for the handprints (no idea of the name) but the handprints look the same as the ones in Baby Prints which is a CURRENT set in the catalogue.

I embossed the handprints in silver and I am super happy with the result! I layered the handprints on a bit of pumpkin pie paper.

I really like blue and yellow for a boy and used some Taken With Teal retired paper (working on using my retired stash- keep wondering why they retired this color, I LOVE IT), Daffodil delight and the DSP is also from a retired set called Big Top Birthday. The Daffodil Delight paper is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

There is a scallop centre line with two strips of marina mist and daffodil delight ribbon and 3 buttons at the bottom. I really like the look of the twine in the buttons :-)

The second picture shows the inside of the card with a sentiment from the God's Blessings set.

Really hope you like it Tin!

Thanks for visiting my blog and check again, I have a BEAUTIFUL wedding card I will share soon!


MOJO Monday 248 Sketch

I know, I know, two posts in one day! WOW, I even impressed myself. But seeing as I am up waiting for Jamie who is coming back from China, I thought I might as well get onto the card for the Mojo Monday challenge that is current for this week.

I had to use the same stamp I used for the previous post, The Sitting Jolinne from My Favorite Things Stamps. She is just too irresistible!

I used a combination of retired papers actually (I only just noticed most are retired...), the background is textured Early Espresso, with a layer of DSP called Razzleberry Lemonade. The scallop trim border is on So Saffron textured paper also.

I then layered the Rich Razzleberry and regal rose yardstick and added the sitting Jolinne with 3 Dimensionals. The ribbon is So Saffron and the bow is held together with a rhinestone brad.

Flower is made using the Boho Blossoms and the Blossoms Petal Builder punches. On top I put a flower  button from the Brights Button Collection.

Wish me luck! First time entry coincides with the Mojo Monday Contest Week! I could definitely use an extra stamp set! Just in case you missed the pictures with my stash, you can go back and see I really do not have enough :-)

Hope you enjoy this pretty card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Mojo Monday is one of my favorite websites that I regularly visit. I have used many of the sketches to make cards but never actually entered one of the cards in the sketch challenge. The challenge for which this card was made is unfortunately closed now, but it turned out so CUTE, I had to post it tonight :-). And the first card was too cute to resist, so I made several color variations.

I am planning to play with the sketches regularly, so you might be in for a treat every week...

Espresso and Ruby Red combination/second picture shows the inside of the card.

Pink and Rich Razzleberry version of the cute little girl

Lovely Lilac and Tempting Turquoise Combination

And finally the Close to Cocoa and Orange version. Love the Red ribbon bringing out the red from the dress

Working on the card that will be my first actual to enter in the challenge, so stay tuned!