Friday, August 14, 2020

August Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop! 
For August we have a Colour Challenge. You can make the complete circuit and see all the lovely creations by following the links at the end of each post.

We had to use at least 2 colours, but I decided to use all 5. Here is what I made with our 5 beautiful new In Colors:

I love how well our 5 new In Colors work together. I've used the Jar of Flowers stamp set to create a beautiful bouquet...that will never wilt!

You can see all the products that I've used listed below. I've used some new ones from the Aug-Dec Mini and some from the Annual Catalogue.

I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by. Click on the button below to move to the next stop:

If you happen to lose your way here’s a list of all the participants:
1. Nikki Stalker
2. Elizabeth Yager
3. Kristy Davy
4. Kylie Page
5. Sharon Wilson
6. Melissa Gifford
7. Marelle Taylor (you are here!)
8. Meighan Wheller

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

CCMC625 Flight of Fancy

It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at
This week is a sketch challenge, and this is the sketch we had to work with:

Sometimes I buy stamps because I have a specific use for them in mind, and sometimes it's because I just can't resist the cuteness! Can you guess what my motivation was for the Flight of Fancy stamp set??

I stamped this little witch in Black Memento ink and coloured her with my Blends. I used some Wink of Stella over the top for some sparkle. I also added some gold accents with the Gold Foil Sheets and a couple of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots. That watercoloured background is a piece of the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.

I think my favourite part of this card is that cute mousie - he looks like he's enjoying his ride! 

I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Paper Pumpkin is Here!

The day has come! The Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit is available for purchase now! If you’re a fan of all things Stampin’ Up!, you won’t want to miss this global, limited-time exclusive. These kits will move fast, and they’re only available while supplies last. You can purchase the kits just as you would any other Stampin' Up! products (and add other products to your purchase if you wish).

What is Paper Pumpkin? 
In the US, Paper Pumpkin is a subscription service, where a new kit is delivered to your door every month. Although we aren't getting the subscription, we do have a chance to join in the fun with this one-off kit. This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for 8 handmade cards and envelopes and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! 

The Paper Pumpkin kit can be ordered from the 11th August (#155231) for $37.00 (+shipping and handling) ...but only while supplies last!

The Box of Sunshine Kit contains the following:
  • An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else (note: Clear Block not included)
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • Paper and crafting materials including, card bases, embellishments, and laser-cut pieces to create 8 cards (2 cards of 4 designs) and 8 coordinating envelopes 
  • Adhesive dots and dimensionals for all 8 cards
Coordinating Colours: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold. Card size: (10.8 x 14 cm) Envelope size: (11.4 x 14.6 cm) 

Here's an idea! This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend (Treats not included.) 
Who wouldn't love to get a box like this?!


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Sunday, August 09, 2020

Beautiful World

The World of Good Suite has become my go-to for making masculine cards. Here I've used the Designer Series Paper, stamp set and some embellishments too. You can see them all listed below.

That's it from me today... I've got a to-do list longer than my arm, and the weekend is almost over, so I'd better get cracking!!

Thursday, August 06, 2020

CCMC624 Life is Beautiful

It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:

One of my favourite things about a new Catalogue is having new colours to play with. I think this year's batch of In Colors are some of the best we've had in a long time. These 3 work really well together too - Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade.

I've also used a brand new stamp set on this card. It's called Life is Beautiful and you can find it on page 51 of the Mini Catalogue. I'm a sucker for tree images and this one is so pretty....and that hanging bird box is so cute!

I've also used a new die - called Celebration Labels (it reminds me of our old, and much-loved Top Note...remember that one?). In the background I used the In Color Patterns DSP. I embossed the sentiment with White embossing powder, and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the end. A piece of Bumblebee ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

I hope you like my card! Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Mini Catalogue Shares

If you would like to get your hands on a sampling of all of the beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments in the Holiday Catalogue, then you might like to join one of my Shares Groups. How does it work? Instead of having to buy all of these gorgeous products individually (costing hundreds of dollars) you get a sample size of each!

DESIGNER SERIES & SPECIALTY PAPER SHARE (77 pieces)                                 $42.50
You will receive 6 (6”x6”) pieces from each pack: Heartwarming Hugs, Poinsettia Place, Trimming the Town, Wonder of the Season (specialty), Snowflake Splendour, Gilded Autumn (specialty), Magic in this Night. Plus 12 (6”x6”) pieces from ‘Tis the Season and Plaid Tidings. Plus 11 (6”x6”) pieces of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (3), Red and Green Foil Sheets (2), Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (1), Brushed Metallic Cardstock (3), Black Glitter Paper (1), Red Velvet Paper (1)

RIBBON SHARE (12 pieces)                                                                                                $31.50 
12 Ribbons and Trim (23.1m total): Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe (2.2m), Real Red Braided Linen Trim (2.2m), Real Red Sheer (2.2m), All the Trimmings Combo (2.2m, 2.2m), Wonder of the Season Combo (2.2m, 1.1m), Snowflake Splendour (2.2m), Basket Weave & Metallic Combo (1.1m, 1.1m), Metallic Mesh (2.2m), Embroidered (2.2m)

EMBELLISHMENT SHARE (156 pieces)                                                                          $25.00 
Glitter Star Ornaments (3), Beaded Pearls (4), All the Trimmings Embellishments (20), Snowflake Adhesive-backed Embellishments (52), Wonderful Gems (20), Blue Adhesive-backed Gems (24), Acorn Trinkets (5), Iridescent Pearls (28)

and get FREE 2 Gold cards and 2 envelopes plus 2 Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards and 2 envelopes

Email me if you would like to join the Share. I accept payment by Cash  or Direct Deposit. Stampin' Up!'s 5% Shipping & Handling Charge is included in the Share price, but if you need your shares mailed out to you, postage will be $8, anywhere in Australia.

The Closing Date for Shares is 16th August, 2020 but I will mail out Shares as the groups fill.

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The new Mini Catalogue is Here!

The new August-December Mini Catalogue (previously known as the Holiday Catalogue) is here, and it's absolutely bursting with Christmas products and inspiration. 

Click HERE to download the PDF
or browse the online store HERE  

If you'd like a copy to keep by your bedside/read in the bath/show off to your friends just email me with your address, and I'll pop one in the mail for you (Australian residents only please)

Check out this video to whet your appetite!

I'll be back soon with some Mini Catalogue Shares that you might like to take part in.

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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Blossoms in Bloom Birthday

Here I am using Blossoms in Bloom again! I needed a batch of birthday cards for some special people, so I pulled out my current favourite stamp set again.

I used the Stamparatus to get everything stamped exactly where I wanted it. I thoroughly recommend it for fuss-free stamping!

Thanks for visiting today!

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