Saturday, 26 October 2013

Merry Mojo 316

Less than 8 weeks to Christmas! OMG!
the Mojo Monday team have come up with this sketch
here is my Gorgeous Santa! I Love this stamp the Santa image is so good he looks really friendly and "Jolly" (I've seen some unfriendly Santa Stamps before).
I do so like the traditional red and green Christmas, it's so classic.
Until next time Keep Stampin'

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Hello Sunshine!

This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge was a sketch challenge. I do so love a sketch challenge - or a colour challenge - or technique challenge or any craft challenge really! The only challenge I don't like is the "finding the time to craft" challenge!

 I thought a nice bright "Hello" card would brighten the day.

Until next time happy Stampin'
Marls xx

Monday, 14 October 2013

Christmas Mojo #1

School holidays are over all too soon! But that means I can now get back into some form of "regular" routine. I can't promise that it means I'll be updating more often but I'll try.  So my Mojo Monday is Christmas themed as the post title suggests and I think I may try to make a few more Mojo Christmases before the Jolly Fat Man climbs down the chimney.
Christmas Mojo

Sunday, 6 October 2013

World Card Making Day

Well today is World Card Making Day.  That must be why I have loads of inspiration!  I made one card that fit into 3 challenges! How good am I? Anyway the challenge list is as follows
1. Tickled Pink  ~ Spring
(No Blog Link for this one yet sorry)
and last but certainly not least
Here's the card...
I Think its cute, how about you?
Until next time,
Keep Stampin'
Marls xx



Monday, 30 September 2013


My apologies folks, I know its been a while since I've been here in blog land and up-dated you all on my wonderful creations so here goes...

I made this card for the Just Add Ink - Just Add Bows - challenge


to make the card I used some of the goodies out of the Seasonal Catalogue (I won't say "new" as it has been out already for a month!) The luscious grosgrain ribbon and diagonal "Stripes" embossing folder are both from the Seasonal Catalogue. You can click on the picture to the right of your screen (as I have FINALLY added it to my sidebar) to be redirected to view the awesome products.

 You may notice that the stamped image I have used is NOT in the current OR Seasonal Catalogues.
 "Where can I buy that gorgeous stamp, Marlene?" I hear you ask.
Well my lovelies - fear not! This stamp and SEVEN OTHERS that are equally as awesome, are available SINGULARLY!!
Yes! until January 31st 2014, you can purchase one or all of these 
Limited Edition, Limited Time, Single Stamps!

My Mother-in-law celebrated her birthday this week so this is the card I made for her. I think "chevrons" are starting to grow on me...

I have also been busy creating a new "Watermark" with PicMonkey do you like it? I think the butterflies are cute. It really is easy!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

In two minds pt1...

This weeks Just Add Ink colour challenge was a bit harder than I thought.  When I first saw it I thought of Shelli's blouse she wore for the opening General Session at the Brisbane Convention, but I couldn't find the right flower stamps to pull it off so I was in two minds what to do next.


I had a bit of a stressful week last week and was feeling a little sorry for myself so I made myself this card to remind myself that 
"everything will be OK even if we can't see what OK is yet"...

Nothing like a bit of flourish to cheer you up!

In two minds pt 2

Well part 2 of my stressful week and the cards that reflect it... 
Again Just Add Ink  colour challenge
This is the card I made for my Knight in Shining Armour who turned up just at the right time (for me, not for her...) and helped diffuse the metaphorical bomb!

 ( Thanks a million AK xx)
P.S. It's all good

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

It's Just Us Girls, Adding Ink for Blokes...

Phew! what a week and it's only Tuesday... my cupboards arrived on Saturday {YAY} so MOST of my weekend was spent loading and organising my ever expanding craft stash into and onto my gorgeous cupboards.  I really need to downsize my stash (maybe I could make some cards??!!)   ;)

Anyway I DID use up a little bit with my "blokey card" for

I combined it with the


I know, making one card for two challenges doesn't use up twice as much stash... but give me a break! Ive been busy organising and repacking PLUS I have been playing nurse for the last two days.  Here is my card for my wonderful Husband who picked up my cupboards and helped me put them in my Stampin' Studio!

Gorgeous grunge makes an AWESOME galaxy! Don't you think?

Monday, 29 July 2013

Just Add Ink - Digitally

Well my craft room is all a shambles - again - all of my shelving units are jammed against the desk at one end of the room and the other end is bare!  I bought some cupboards for my craft room today but they won't arrive until Saturday so crafting is out (so I thought) until my genius daughter said, "Why don't you make something with MDS*?" I tell you, the girl is pure brilliance!
Oh, I do hope it's allowed, my digital creation for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge 175. I know I didn't physically "add ink" per say but if I printed it out on my ink jet printer it would have ink...

the sketch 

#175 - Sketch 
*My Digital Studio creation...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Wonderland Party ensemble it is so cute! It has so many elements and the colours are just divine.

Contact me if you want to know how you can get this too!

Until next time...
Keep Stampin'
Marls xx

Monday, 22 July 2013

Jugs 198

Just Us Girls Challenge 198 is a photo/colour challenge


Love those flowers and the colours too!

 I did the inside of this one too

 I must say, I'm a fan of the Gorgeous Grunge set.

Until next time,
Keep Stampin'
Marls xx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

JAI 174

This week at Just Add Ink, there is a colour challenge.      
The Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla was easy... the challenge (for me) was adding the Coastal Cabana. I threw the ingredients together and here's what happened.

I do quite like the way it turned out.

The image is from "Simply Sketched" a gorgeous hostess exclusive set. Contact me to see how you can get this for free!

Until next time,

Keep Stampin'
Marls xx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

My Mojo is Back! Wooooo!

Finally I've cleared a space on my desk and dusted off my big shot and I am back baby - Yeah!
I have checked out my favourite challenge sites and picked two for this week... I have already posted my Just Add Ink entry and now for my Mojo Monday 301

I just love this new stamp set (You're my hero) it's so cute and versatile, for both little boys and big boys too.

Until next time,
Keep Stampin'

Marls xx

Gone Fishin'

Just add water... Well, what a perfect opportunity to utilise my Gone Fishing stamp.  The photos do no justice to this card whatsoever. I used window sheet behind the punched circles and lifted them with shaker frames then placed in some Stampin' Glass Glitter before CAREFULLY placing the stamped backing on so that the fish show through their "bowls".

Until next time,
Keep Stampin'

Marls xx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Just Add... A little to late...

Well, here it is! My photo inspiration from the Just add Ink Challenge.  Back to my old habits, this card was a little too late! But I think it's cute so I will still post it for you.

I chose the Just Add Ink challenge because of the new Design Team Member... Louise Sharp!

Oh well,
Keep Stampin'
Marls xx


Monday, 8 July 2013

Update update update

Wow my monthly blog posts are monthly... I did intend to do weekly posts.

Anyway, my computer got sick and when the tech guys made it better unfortunately most of my software (games & photo editing) was wiped off too MDS survived!! Yay :)  So at the moment I can only upload photos not edit, enhance or watermark them. So as I spent most of Saturday creating cards for a workshop on Sunday I will photograph them and post some when I get the time.

I will also put up the new catalogue Hooray.  Anyway my minions are calling me so I will help them tidy their "lairs" ;)

Keep stampin' 
Marls xx

Friday, 7 June 2013

Birthdays and Retirement...


Well it's nearly "that time of the year" yes the NEW Stampin' Up! catalogue will be here soon... so there are a whole lot of goodies from the current catalogue retiring. Hey, I know it's sad but look on the bright side - Old products have to make way for NEW products AND... some items are up to 40% off. To browse the bargains and shop in your slippers click <here>  please include this hostess code
3RXZTHR2 when you order for your chance to score some freebies from me!  Retirement items are limited and first come first serve basis so if you have your eye on something get it before it goes! (this offer expires on 22nd June so hurry!)

Retiring Products

So, retirement over, now for the Birthday. My (eldest) baby turns 10 on the weekend! OMG Instead of the usual cupcakes for the class, I baked my 4 ingredient cookies and Sweet Pressed them. I placed two into a cello bag topped it off with a two tags die and stamped balloons and a splatter from the new gorgeous grunge. The back looked a little plain so I put the allergy warning on a label and just had to add some advertising...  So to all the visitors from 5/6W - Welcome! Hope you enjoyed the cookies and also my blog.
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

close up of the cookies 1 plain vanilla and 1 choc chip.
Cookies for the class.
Well better go, "family life" calls...
Keep stampin'
Marls xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A little bit of This and That

Just have to share this new Stampin' Up! product bundle - I'm sure it will be ever so popular!

 if you need convincing, here's a video for you to watch...

So, you're going to order at least one right?  Yes, now, you can do it in your pj's just click here, Shop With Me 24/7! on the button...
I just love the idea of this and can't wait until mine arrives at my front door! I've ordering one for myself to take to the Stampin' Up Convention in 21 days! I know I will have to order a few more of these, I know a birthday in June that may just call for this exact thing...
Here's the details:
  • Epic Day This and That Journal - 131268 – $18.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper -130814 – $18.95
  • Remember This and That Rotary Stamp – 131463– $9.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers - 131271 – $8.95
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape – 131269 – $8.95
  • Epic Day This and That Bundle ALL FIVE PRODUCTS TOGETHER AT A DISCOUNT!!!– 133350 – $55.88 (15% off)
  • Stampin' Up! are introducing the line with these five products.  More "This and That" products will be added in time.
  • All items will be available for separate purchase in the new catalogue at the beginning of June, but for a limited time we're offering a discounted bundled of all five products until 31 May.
  • You can get as many "This and That" products and/or bundles as you want. They would make a perfect gift for any friends that are planning holidays, or big events such as weddings, babies, anything at all really, the journal would be great for collecting bits and pieces of "This and That"!
  • REMEMBER the bundle is only available until 31st May

Keep Stampin'
Marls xx 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

My Digital Mojo...

As you all know, I LOVE the new My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! (you will too!). Well, I was playing around with some digital card designs and this is what I came up with...
Then I discovered Mojo Monday Sketch 290...
What a perfect couple - it's a match made in digital/cyber heaven. (smiley face) 

I also made this card for the lady who invited me to attend the BBFHS Heritage Fair.
Until next time,
Keep Stampin' (both digitally and physically)
Marls xx


Sunday, 21 April 2013

JUGS 185

My Just Us Girls #185 colour challenge card I just LOVE Stippled Blossoms

And my thank you card for my SIL for her help and support last weekend. With matching envelope...

Keep Stampin'
Marls xx