Sunday, 23 December 2012

Happy New Year!

I know, it's not even Christmas yet but you can't blame me blame the Just Us Girls crew! Their photo inspiration challenge # 168 was just awesome!

My card was inspired by Donna Williams who made gorgeous gift toppers at the Sydney Heartfelt Event and Angie who is one of my "team-mates" - she doesn't have a blog so I can't show you, but she made a gorgeous cascading Christmas card for her boyfriend.  She said they were easy so I gave it a go...

 From the top...

This card also previews the new punch that will be a part of the Sale-a-bration in 2013.

Hope you all have a safe Christmas and a Happy 2013.

Until next time, Keep Stampin' Marls xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Wow, It's been a while...

Hi there faithful followers! Sorry I haven't "posted" for over a month, but I have had a few issues to deal with and blogging was not on the top of my priority list sorry  :(     That's not to say I haven't been creating...

The reindeer was for the Stampin' Up Heartfelt Event 

These two cards were for some very special Ladies whose kindness did make a difference

My Husband asked me to make him 13 cards for him to give out at work so I went blog hopping for inspiration and tried to come up with some different designs only to hand him my creations and have him say, "Oh, I wanted them all the same..."  Aaaaaarrrrrgggghhhh  

So, being the good wife that I am, I made him 13 cards all the same.

 My 9yo said that I should have just given him blank cards, as then, they would be all the same ;)

I have to look into getting my camera fixed so I can take pics and upload quicker!  Until next post - hopefully not too far away...

Happy Stampin'!
Marls xx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Merry Mojo 266

Greetings indeed!  I have returned from my first ever Heartfelt event! Wow!
I will have to rave about that next post (seriously, I could win another stamp set if I do...) but for now I will post my Monday Mojo 266 that has been sitting on my desk for about four days now...
Gotta be Christmas...

Tired and Inspired.  That will be my next post...
Happy Stampin'!
Marls xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Something Sweet

The card I made today is for CASology 

 and also for Dynamic Duos

This is VERY clean and Simple, although I think I went about it the hard way. But I have discovered that I need more mounting (foam) tape.

The "jar" is made by cutting out the top layer and top of card base with the Cannery Set jar die and then putting window sheet, foam tape and another layer of window sheet. It's less complex than I am trying to explain. The candies in the jar are Magnolia brand not Stampin' Up! (oh no! I hear you say!) coloured with Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple ink from a (clear) Stampin' Up! Blender Pen. 

So, the jar is see through to the inside of the card so I stamped the candies 8 times and stuck them back to back to create four double sided lollies. 

It really was simple - I promise!

Happy Stampin! 
Marls xx

Chick Of The Week!!!!!

 Yay Me!

Chick of the week! 

WOO HOO & Thanks to the ladies at Just Us Girls. xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Santa Is Early!

Santa (ie Stampin' Up!) is delivering gifts early!
Click HERE to find out all the details on how to get a free paper piercing pack when you purchase the gorgeous Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle You have TWO options - actually four if you need to choose between wood mount and clear mount! ;)
As you can clearly see, not only do you get a FREE GIFT you get the bundle at a nice discounted price!
Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Core'dination Christmas With the Players

I haven't done a challenge from The Paper Players for a while.  I saw this sketch and knew instantly that I had to make a Christmas Card with my "new" Core'dinations Card stock - actually I think ANY challenge would have meant Core'dination Christmas!

For my Paper Players PP119 I used an embossing folder that's not Stampin' Up! but it IS Sizzix brand... I thought it went well with the patterned paper flag

Happy Stampin' Marls

(Trick or) Treats Galore!

Week four is photo inspiration at Just Us Girls. This week's pretty picture is from Lisa. 
I am usually not an "orange" person but I'm getting there thanks to my Tangerine Tango!

 My Simply Wonderful Stippled Blossom card in orange, green and brown
And some Halloween jelly bean bags I made for the local trick or treaters. Any left overs will be "donated" to my girls' classes on Thursday. (I made about 90 treats - almost 2kg of Jelly Beans - so there WILL be left overs!)

I just adore the Goulish Googlies Designer Kit and the Googly Ghouls stamp set also! They are just too cute!
Keep Stampin'
Marls xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Snowflake Season ?

The only snow we get in Australia at Christmas time is from the local 7/11!  I do like this Simply Scrappin' Layout though! It has all you need to make a quick, EASY and gorgeous 2 page Christmas layout (apart from your actual photos - and adhesive).  You can find it in the Holiday Seasonal (Mini) catalogue on page 21 and it is only $16.95! (code 126921)
 Contact me today to get your own kit!
Each kit contains
Everything to create a fabulous holiday scrapbook two-page

spread. Instructions included. Copy the layout or personalise.

2 sheets single-sided designer printed Crumb Cake paper;

12"x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

• 1.5 m Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 cm) Satin Ribbon
• 5 laser-cut Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes
• 45.7 cm Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker’s Twine
• 2 mini clothespins
• 1 sheet printed die-cut paper embellishments; 12" x 12"

(30.5 x 30.5 cm)

• 2 die-cut pieces of designer printed Gumball Green paper
• Adhesive not included
Even though it contains 12"x12" papers, I have cut them down to fit in my  8" x 8" Scrapbook.
Until next time,
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
Marls xx


Ships In The Night

Hello again! As I mentioned in my post earlier today, I made my Challenge Schedule (to remind me of cut off days for links) so the link for CASology ends on Sunday (AEDST) which means... I'M EARLY!!!  This is my first entry for CASology and I think I will enjoy their challenge as Clean and Simple is a challenge for me! I like my layers and embellishments but I also like a challenge! 
Apart from the card base I used a piece of concord crush (ret), a scrap of vanilla cardstock, some white craft ink and a stylus! (A little bit of sponging around the moon).  I'm very happy with the end result!

Happy Stampin'
Marls xx

A little birdie told me...

Well, after just now typing in the post heading, I have got the best idea for the sentiment to go on my card.  I have a MFT stamp set with "a little birdie told me" so I'm going to find it and stamp it on. (maybe)  Anyway, JUGS #158. Technique challenge emboss resist. Love it! AND I didn't miss the linky!
Again, Betsy's Blossoms, sure am getting my moneys worth from this set, let me tell you! and to think I wasn't even going to get this one. When I saw it the first time in the catalogue i though, "Oh my, that's NOT the best looking set".  How wrong was I!!?? I'm lovin it!

I did up my schedule of Challenge cut offs and I discovered I have a challenge for every day of the week!  Don't think that I will complete EVERY challenge EVERY week though, but let's give it a try...
Happy Stampin'
Marls xx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mojo 262

My Mojo is back?  This week I went for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #262
I went for a Halloween Theme with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive but missed the Dynamic Duo cut off...  *Note to self, get a weekly schedule and list the cut off times for each of the Challenges I like to participate in. (Now there's a challenge in itself!)
The Mojo Monday Sketch
My Halloween Card

I think the sentiment is cute for this card because, sunshine is not really something you assosciate with Halloween, although I think a little vampire would have been cute instead of the witch.
I have nearly finished organising my "Stampin' Studio" YAY!  When I have done that, I will be offering card making sessions and a "Card Club" Contact me for more details because I know you ARE interested!
Keep Stampin'  Marls xx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Jugs 157

This weeks JUGs 157 sketch challenge designed by Andrea Matthews

 I decided to go Christmassy for this one. Love this sketch it's so versatile.
Although, I think it could do with a few more layers!


I think my new favourite colour could well be Primrose Petals...

Keep Stampin'  Marls xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

T 4 2


This Weeks Just Us Girls Challenge #156 is (apart from posting before the linky closes *o* ) is to include numbers on your card.
My only thoughts were,
 "Tea for two".
On my card, the die cut numbers (& letter) are coated in Crystal Accents to make them glossy, I had thought about making the cups glossy too, but then decided against it...
I'm loving the pink and grey scheme -
it looks black in the photo but it is grey.

Spool Time!

For Every $60 (not including shipping) you spend on Stampin' Up! products you get one free spool (9.1m) of stitched satin ribbon in your choice of five colours!

What are you waiting for? 

Get pen and paper handy, Click on the Catalogue link
(on the right hand side of the page ->),
write out your wish list and email me with your order!
When you receive order you will also get
a complimentary hard copy of the


 (IE Stampin' Up! catalogue). It's that good, one of my friends took it away on holidays with her. Sunning it up on the Gold Coast by the pool with her catalogue! Now THAT'S class!

Triple Stippled Birthday

Happy Birthday "C" we all hope your day was special. xx

This card is an idea CaSE'd from Mercedes Weber 
 I have added my own touches. As this was for a special birthday I did it in the Birthday Girls favourite colour, blue (Baja Breeze & Island Indigo)
This is the first time I had tried the "triple time" stamping technique. It looks hard, but for me the hardest part was converting ~ and adapting ~ measurements from inches to centimetres. I do love this card and I know for sure that Stippled Blossoms will be a  new favourite (or rather, one of many)!


 I Just HAD to put my ornament on too! I have made a variation of this using green and purple. Its cute and sparkly! I will experiment with other colours and shape combinations too.

Exciting News!
October is "Spool Time" for every $60.00 you spend (less Shipping) you can earn a FREE Spool of Stitched Satin Ribbon. That's a FULL ROLL (9.1m) FOR FREE (value $15.95)! Your choice of colour or you can earn all five colours! Ask me how! 

Keep Stampin' Marls xx