Welcome Every Occasion!

Welcome Every Occasion to the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP037! This week’s challenge is a colour one and coincidentally my card for last week’s challenge included Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe! Clearly I love these colours!


I decided to use my new “Every Occasion” stamp set from the new Stampin’ Up!® catalogue (available from 1 June) and team it up with the retiring “Happy Notes” stamp set.IMG_20160528_113016_wm

Aren’t the houses cute? There are images in the “Every Occasion” stamp set for everything – it’s not called Every Occasion for nothing! Ha ha!20160528_092501_wm-1_wm

To give my card a bit of a lift I cut out three of the houses, created opening windows and added Dimensionals to them!20160528_094006_wmThe Every Occasion stamp set is very versatile and Sandra Collett showcased some cards  at On Stage using this set including two where she had altered the stamps that she didn’t think she’d use. The pumpkin became a poppy and the Hanukkah lamp was trimmed to become half a circle. Aren’t these cards amazing?Altered(1).jpgFootball has been cancelled today due to all the rain we’ve been having so I’ve got some unexpected time in my craft room – yay! Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by and see you soon – Angela x


Thinking of You GDP #036


Oh my gosh Paula that was certainly a challenge and a half! This week’s challenge was to case my newest Stampin’ Up!® friend Paula Dobson – we got to meet in Auckland last month at On Stage and she is delightful! I just hope I can do justice to her artistic talents.


Wetlands is a great stamp set and I thought the colours tied in really well – I used Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.

20160522_200416_wm.jpgI used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the water to give it a shimmery effect and to tie in with the Silver Metallic Thread I used behind the heart. What did we do before we had these two products?

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and see you soon – Angela x


GDP #035 | Project Life Challenge


I can’t believe I’ve done it – after such a long time I have finally completed a couple of Project Life® pages. My daughter is thrilled, she has been trying to coerce me into getting back into scrapbooking for ages.

It actually wasn’t that hard, here’s what I did –

  • I chose my photographs (to go with the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper that had arrived in my pre-order)
  • chose the Photo Pocket pages that would best suit the photographs
  • downloaded the photos onto a memory stick
  • took them to be printed
  • brought them home and got cracking!

Okay so nobody got any dinner but hey they don’t really need to eat do they? Maybe I could start a new diet “The Memory Keeping Diet”!

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Here are my two pages –

As I didn’t have any current Stampin’ Up!® Project Life Card Collections I made my own.

The reason I haven’t done any memory keeping for quite a while is because I had a CD malfunction and I haven’t had the patience or mind set to go through to see what was printed and what wasn’t. Since Kylie Bertucci and Brian King have been posting so much about memory keeping I’ve had time to think about a solution to my problem. I’m going to open two new folders, one labelled photos printed and one labelled photos scrapbooked. And although it’s going to be a painstaking process I’ll just move photos across to the appropriate folder when I’ve completed the task. Taking the first step is often the hardest!

So thank you Global Design Project for the inspiration and motivation – Angela  x


You are Amazing!

This week’s Global Design Project Challenge is a sketch from the amazingly talented Teneale Williams – I wish I lived in Sydney just so I could attend her classes!GDP034 sketch.jpg

I’m going to send my card to one of my beauty therapy clients who never ceases to amaze me with her thoughtfulness and kindness. She’s adventurous and brave and is an unending source of encouragement and wisdom. We have stuck up a beautiful friendship over the years and I’m honoured to know her.

IMG_20160509_134951I haven’t been in my craft room for what seems like ages so today I set aside some time to make my card for the Global Design Project. I knew exactly how I wanted my card to look it was just a matter of bringing it all together! I used the new Dapper Denim card stock and ink (a new In Colour 2016-18) and combined it with gold. I used just about every butterfly stamp set I own to make this – Papillon Potpourri for the Butterfly, Watercolor Wings for the spotted background and Butterfly Basics for the stripes and the sentiment is from Cottage Greetings.

I water coloured the background with the Dapper Denim onto the Shimmery White cardstock and by the time I had made all the other elements it was dry. The striped pieced has been stamped off first to create a lighter stripe. The Dapper Denim rhinestones where made by mixing some Dapper Denim ink and Crystal Effects and painting it onto the rhinestones.

Oh I nearly forgot my card for last week’s Global Design Project won – I was so thrilled!


Take care and see you again soon – Angela x