Elegant Butterfly Birthday Card

Today’s card was inspired by this card over at Stampin’ Pretty.  I love the simplicity of Mary’s card, although mine didn’t end up being quite so simple 🙂

Bring On The Cake 002 - Front

I added in some layers…..I just couldn’t help myself!

Bring On The Cake 002 - Inside

I am missing the Bring On The Cake stamp set so much….I don’t think it will be leaving my stash any time soon!

Happy Stampin’


Product List

Bring On The Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp

Bring On The Cake – Clear-Mount Stamp


April SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus

SU-Creative-CrewWhether it be with an ink pad and aqua painter, markers, watercolour pencils, making a background or dying something, what can you do with water and ink?

I love to colour in!  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew exactly what stamp set I would be using!

SU, Stampin' Up!, Mel Sharp, Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Handmade, Birthday Card, Watercolour

I love the Pleasant Poppies background stamp!  Those poppies are just beautiful, and I love colouring them in!  I used a blender pen and ink pads to colour with.  The darker poppy was coloured onto watercolour paper, cut out and popped up on a dimensional.

SU, Stampin' Up! Mel Sharp, Handmade, Birthday Card, Bring On The Cake

I love how this card turned out!  It would make a beautiful sympathy card, or a fantastic Mother’s Day card too!

Are you ready to show us what you can do with water and ink?  Simply upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers and use the keyword CCREW0414CF.  Don’t forget to check out the SU Creative Crew April Gallery while you are there for some awesome inspiration!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Bring On The Cake

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Watercolour Paper

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Modern Medley Label Something Set

You know that feeling you get when you make something that you are totally in love with?  I know, best feeling in the world right?  This set is one of those sets…

Modern Medley Label Something Set

How gorgeous is that Modern Medley Designer Paper?  And that new bow die?  I’m going to be putting bows on everything!!

Modern Medley Label Something Box 2

Modern Medley Label Something Box 1

Gorgeous!  Can you see the Frosted Finishes embellishment in the centre of the bow?  GORGEOUS!  I want to put these on everything too!

I had my first play with the Card Base Pop ‘n Cus and the Label Pop ‘n Cuts insert too 🙂

Modern Medley Label Something Card Front

Love love love those matching Deco Label Framelits!!

Modern Medley Label Something Card Inside

How cool is that!  You know you need a close up of the pop up bit right?

Modern Medley Label Something Detail

Had to pop another Frosted Finishes embellishment into the card too….love them!!

I made this set with my ladies today and they loved them 🙂

When I sat down to make the second set of samples I changed up my DSP pattern and the sentiments…..and if you think I’m in love with this set, wait til you see the other set!  I will pop in tomorrow with those photos!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Label Something, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:  Big Shot, Gift Bow Die, Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts, Label Pop ‘n Cuts, Deco Label Framelits, Tag A Bag Boxes, Scallop Border Punch, Artisan Label Punch, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Simply Stars

Today’s card is a case of this gorgeous card by Cornelia Kolmer.

Simply Stars

I love the simplicity of it!

Simply Stars

It’s hard to see in the photo, but I pierced half circles in the corners where the stars are too 🙂

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Simply Stars, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Ink:  Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky

Accessories:  Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Chloe’s Birthday Drawers

Wow!  A month exactly since my last blog post.  Oops!

Today I am sharing the set of drawers and birthday card I made for my beautiful Niece 🙂

Chloe's Drawers

I was so pleased with the way these turned out 🙂

Here’s her birthday card:

Bring On The Cake 001

I love the simplicity of this one!  I didn’t take photos of the inside because I had already written in it 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Fingers crossed I can get back into the routine of posting regularly again…..so I’m going to try for tomorrow!!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder Patterns Stack DSP (retired), Vellum

Ink:  Bermuda Bay

Accessories:  Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Rain Or Shine for TSSC264

I had a chance to sit at my desk yesterday and play with the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge for this week 🙂

Rain Or Shine 001 Front

I can see this layout becoming one of my faves too!

Rain Or Shine 001 Inside

I stuck to super simple for the inside, but I still love it 🙂

Hoping for lots more stamping time this weekend…our Australian and New Zealand demonstrator sisters are enjoying Convention, and for those of us unable to go we are having “Un-Convention”, with lots of challenges to participate in, so I’m looking forward to seeing all the challenges and playing along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Rain Or Shine, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Gray

Accessories:  Big Shot, Nestabilities, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Make a Monster for TSSC263

I am entering today’s card into the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 263.  I have had the Make a Monster set in my stash almost forever and have finally inked it up!

Make a Monster 001 Front

I have used More Mustard with Bravo Burgundy, so I’m really working through those colours that will be leaving us soon 🙂

Make a Monster 001 Inside

The googly eyes are so perfect for this card!  I’m glad I brought them from the Holiday Catalogue, even if I didn’t use them while they were current!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Make a Monster, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Whisper White, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Regals Patterns Stack DSP

Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard

Accessories:  Googlies, Regals Designer Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Up Up and Away

I’m here to post today’s card a lot later than I had hoped, but still better late than never!

Up Up and Away 002 Front

I love how this turned out!  I checked my colour coach to see what goes with River Rock – which would have to be one of my least fave colours ever!! – and was pleased to see that I could team it with Bravo Burgundy and Baja Breeze…..3 colours that I need to use up from my stash because they are retiring on June 30 🙂

Up Up and Away 002 Inside

I brought the “hill” from the front of the card through to the inside…I love how it looks!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Up Up and Away, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, River Rock Patterns Stack DSP

Ink:  Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Big Shot, Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits, 1″ Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals


I Dig You

I have had the I Dig You stamp set in my stash for ages, but this is the first time I have ever used it.

I Dig You 001 Front

Isn’t it cute?  This set makes it super easy to add some little boy birthday cards to my stash 🙂

I Dig You 001 Inside

I’ll be making this card with my regular stampin’ ladies next week.

Last night I pulled out the neglected Up Up and Away stamp set, so pop back tomorrow to check out what I made with that one 🙂

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  I Dig You, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP

Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black, Marina Mist

Accessories:  Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Dotted Ribbon Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Pinwheel Birthday

I’m still catching up on cards I haven’t shared yet, and today’s card was made for my sister-in-law’s birthday back in January 🙂

Pinwheel 001 Front

I cased this card by Angela McKay.  Love these little pinwheels!

Pinwheel 001 Inside

My “go-to” stamp set for sentiments Petite Pairs set to the rescue again!

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Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red DSP, Baja Breeze DSP, So Saffron DSP

Ink:  Riding Hood Red

Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlit, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, Full Heart Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals