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Jun 29, 2014

STAMPlorations... Blog hop Reminder....

Hi there....
Just a little reminder about STAMPlorations 1st year old celebrations.
There is  a blog hop and the release of NEW stamps, a double celebration.  If you visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment you have a chance to win..
 We're giving away over $120 worth of stamps!
Once again I have used the CUPCAKE stamp, this time I embossed the cupcake with white embossing powder on watercolour paper and coloured with Distress markers.
I created the same background  as before on my other cupcake card with gesso, a Memory Box stencil and ultra fine glitter but this time on white card. Same idea but 2 very different effects...
I also used a MS punch for the Balloon, Bling, Memory Box Candle Die, Embroidery Cotton and although its hard to see the candle is coloured with clear Wink of Stella pen.
Go HERE to this Blog Post to leave your comments to be in with a chance to win...
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Jun 28, 2014

toooo cool....

Hi there, I recently just found these cute lil stamps from Create a smile from Christine Drogt .
I choose to use the first freebie -  the cute little Birdy, isn't it just cute...
I created a scene for the Birdy using various dies from Lawn Fawn, Memory Box and Technique Tuesday. The background was created using Adirondack Inks and Watercolour Wonder Stamps from Papertrey Ink. 
There is Guest DT spot on offer at The Create a Smile Blog so here goes....
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Jun 26, 2014

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop!

STAMPlorations turns a year old this month and we're celebrating with a blog hop!
We're also releasing the new stamps for July so it's a double celebration.

 The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created that feature the new stamps. And we've got 5 talented card-makers celebrating with us too! Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win stamps. We're giving away over $120 worth of stamps!

FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win all the stamps in the July release. You have until Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Sunday, July 6.

And here is my card...
I used the yummy CUPCAKE Stamp.. I just love this stamp, isn't it FABULOUS... and did a little watercolouring on the stamped images.
The sentiment is from the Simple Gift Stamp.
I have long admired fellow DT girl Shirley-bee and the way she does splotchy water colouring and have been itching to give this go- so this is my take on her technique... Thanks for inspiration Shirley.
I used gesso thru a Memory Box stencil and while still wet added some ultra fine glitter.... followed by some bling, candle dies. I stamped the sentiment with a Adirondack grey ink.
To check out all the NEW STAMPS at STAMPlorations I have included the link to take you directly there...HERE...
The prize being offered on my blog  for one lucky commenter is the Fabulous... 
Ok off you go, here is a list of the Stops on the Hop....
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:
Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

HAVE FUN......
Thanks for stopping by, Debra.

Jun 23, 2014

Thankyou- Purple Onions Designs

Hi there, isn't this little bird stamp just soooo darn cute....
Its a Stacey Yacula Stamp, from the Sweet Offerings Set available at
 "Purple Onion Designs"
I kept my card pretty simple, some Copic colouring and just adding a few little hearts and scalloped border die.
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Jun 20, 2014

let the wind...Purple Onion Designs

Hi there, sharing a card made using
Ruby- owl, Hush- Butterfly and
Leaf Branch from The Sweet Offerings Set designed by Stacey Yacula.
The sentiment is from "The Sweetest Day Set"
I fussy cut out Ruby and stamped the Leaf branch and Hush twice so I could add more dimension .
These super cute images are available at..
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Jun 16, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #14

 Hi there and welcome to STAMPlorations Sketch #14.
When this post goes live I will be relaxing and enjoying my holiday in Lombok with my family... my first ever overseas holiday for me ever!!!!!!
Here is a link to the stamp sets I used on my card ... 
Vignette Grunge Floral Strips and Thankyou Sentiment Builders.
I made little flags from the floral strips and used only the "YOU" part of the sentiment Builder stamps set.
The guest designer joining us for sketch #14 is no other then super creative.... Deepti from Dee's Art Utopia
Check out the  STAMPlorations blog to see some fab inspiration from the other DT girls.
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Jun 12, 2014

Happy Birthday....

He There.,  Here is a card I made using the a few of the gorgeous images from..
 "A Beautiful Day" collection from
I used Ruby , Balloon and Tree Line.
I'm off today on my first ever overseas holiday, ( only just got my passport) feeling very excited and looking forward to sunning it up beside the pool, a little shopping- who am I kidding lots of shopping!!!!  and just putting my feet up...

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Jun 8, 2014

for you- Purple Onion Designs

Hi there, hope your having a fab weekend and weather is playing nice for you all.
I just have fallen in love with this cute little owl Ruby... such a sweetie...
 I added the Kite from Balloon, Party Hat and Kite that Ruby is holding using some paper piecing.
These stamps designed by Stacey Yacula are available at
 "Purple Onion Designs"
Sentiment- Little B Dies, Patterned paper.
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Jun 7, 2014

Bizzy Becs- celebrate...

Hi There... I just had to create another card using these fabulous bottle dies... I love them...
I inked them with a few Distress inks and used the loopy rings to give the illusion of bubbles...
Memory Box Dies-  Vintage Bottles and Loopy Rings.
Distress Inks- Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone and Black Soot.
.....available at Bizzy Becs Online Store.
Text paper. Wink of Stella Brush- Clear.
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Jun 6, 2014

STAMPlorations- June Monthly Challenge

Hi there and welcome to the month long theme for STAMPlorations June Challenge
Stamps and Borders
I used Vignette Retro Mod Shapes - to create my balloons, one of the stamps from  The Holiday Artsy stamp set to create my black border down the side of the card and then finished the card off with the Happy Sentiment Builders Stamp Set.  
Here is the link to the Stamp Sets I used...
Check out the  STAMPlorations blog to see some fab inspiration from the other DT girls.
The guest designer joining us is Kimberley Makortoffwho was our April Challenge winner
Check out her blog to read more about her beautiful card.

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Jun 5, 2014

Bizzy Becs- with love..

Hi There... its ANYTHING GOES theme .... over at
with the prize being an Obsession Impression Die.
Todays card features... 
Memory Box Dies .. Jolly Bumblebees, Grove Branch and Vintage Bottles.
Darkroom Door Stamps- Simple Sayings.
Distress Inks- Old Paper
Text paper. Wink of Stella Brush- Clear.
 For all your crafty needs and wants, pop on over to Bizzy Becs Online Store..
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Jun 2, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch #13

Hi there, time for STAMPlorations sketch #13.
This fortnight playing along with us is the very talented Monica.
I created my background using one of the Grunge Floral strips and then 3 different shades of Grey ink for my Butterflies, add in a few sequins and finish off with a Fabulous Sentiment...  

June Prize Package: 3 TH Stencils (Measured, Schoolhouse, and Doily.
Pop on over and see some amazing inspiration from the DT girls on the BLOG.
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