Friday, February 23, 2024



time again.  Boy is time flying or what?  
Here is this fortnights sketch. 

And the twist this time around is "Feature green"
And without checking the twist before I started, that is exactly what I did   

I have used all Stampin' Up supplies ( except for my copics)  
Stamp set is "Notes of Nature" and I used the matching dies.  I also used Ornate Frames dies for around the sentiment. 
I stamped the grid stamp on the 2 end rectangles at the bottom and then either side of the sentiment.  Stamped the field notes stamp in the centre bos, then filled the boxes up with the dot stamp.  All this was done in crumb cake ink.  
Black ink was used for the sentiment, leaves and little flowers. 
Leaves G46 G43 G40
Flower YR27 YR23 Y 15
Card base and sentiment frame are Pecan Pie cardstock.  And the front piece is Very Vanilla. 
This card fell nicely into place.  I love symmetry and this card is no different.  
Thank you for popping in and having a look.  
Happy crafting.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Giraffe Road Trip


Hi everyone.  Back with
and their new release
Today I used the cute giraffes image.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock and die cut a decorative die down the side.  Using copic narkers  to add a background behind the image.  Coloured the giraffes to match the 
paper I used on the base.  I die cut some green leaves and placed them under the die cut Happy Birthday with a couple of gems underneath to finish it off.
Hope you like this project.  Don't forget for more inspiration head over to the FB page.  
Happy crafting!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Jungle Buddies


Hello and welcome to 
new release.  
Is the name of one of two sets this month and the paper pack 
is also here to play with.  

Now I kind of done something a little different.  I turned this black and white theme into a baby card.  This stamp set just screams baby cards to me.  I added the yellow to break it up.  Makes it a genre neutral card to have on hand.  
This little zebra is so cute!  
Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget the FB page has a ton more inspiration for you.  
Happy crafting!

Friday, February 9, 2024



And todays optional twist is use something you love.  

I didnt really play with the optional twist this time around, although I do love that patterned paper from SUs Sale a bration Catalogue

I  went with large postage stamp dies from Stamin' Up for the scallop shape.  
I used Misty Moonlight for the card base, a sheet of the popular sale a bration DSP.  I sponged some Tumbled Glass oxiwd ink using a cloud stencil for the background behind the birds.  
The birds are from the SU set Free as a Bird.  I have had this set forever and never used it.....until today!
I found the postage edges were looking a little lost with the pattern paper behind it so I drew the outline in.  Gave it the border it deserved to stand out.  
Thank you for stopping by.  Please play along as we love to see how others interpret the challenge.  
Happy crafting!

Monday, January 29, 2024

Koala-fied #3


Today I share the last of my double projects for you for 
using the incredibly cute

Purely Koala-fied is the set .  So many cute koalas to choose from.  
I went into my stash and found a colour cardstock that matched the patterned paper Tricks N Treats the best fir the card base and the cut out behind the koalas. SU Fresh Freesia.  
I die cut a random die from my collection ( which I did not label so it is nameless) from brushed silver cardstock.  Adhered this to the patterned paper.  Coloured up my little friend, cut him out and adgered to the rectangles die cut.  Stamped the sentiment and die cut it out using a banner die.  Put all these on the card to finish. 
I just love that bokeh background.  Really adds an extra dimension to the card. 
Thank you fir stopping by.  If you head to the INS FB page you will see a ton of inspiration from the design team.  
Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, January 26, 2024



I everyone.  Back again with another great sketch from 
You get the choice of having an optional twist to play along with.  This week it is use your favourite stamp set. 

I didn't play along with the twist today. I bought a new set and took it for a spin. 

I have used Stampin Up's Thoughtful Expressions and Notes of Nature. 
I have stamped 3 images from the first set.  Coloured them with Copic markers.  
I have stamped the ephemera images from the second set with colours to match the bird.  I also inked the top of my paper piercing tool and added colour splotches to the 2 corners.  
I added black die cut flowers, from the first sets matching dies ,behind the images. 
Added some twine, gems and a sentiment.  
Thank you for visiting and don't forget to play along with us.  We love to see your creations.  
Happy crafting!

Monday, January 22, 2024

Koala-fied #2


Back to share more cuteness with you from 
I am continuing to work my way through each of the Koala images in this set.  

Images from 
I stamped out the koala image along with 4 of the flowers and 7 of the leaves.  Coloured and cut them all out.
My aim this year is to use more of my stash, so I found this ombre paper and matched it with cardstock.  I die cut a heart from the middle of the paper.  While the die was still attached to the paper I took a pen and drew the outline in.  Added an extra dimension to the image. 
I added a white piece of cardstock behind the cut out heart to break up the green.  Added some blue copic marker in the background for sky.  Foam taped this to the card front.  Koala is also popped.  Added the flowers and leaves.  Stamped and cut out the sentiment from the set.  Added a couple of gems to finish off.  
Thank you for popping in and checking out my little corner of the "interweb".
Happy crafting


  Sketch Saturday time again.  Boy is time flying or what?   Here is this fortnights sketch.  And the twist this time around is "Featur...