Just Add Ink - Sketch Challenge

18 July 2014

Just Add Ink 223

Handmade Love
When I was making this card I was thinking of my Nan, who would have loved not only the colours and the flowers, but also the design. I feel it's a bit oriental and she would have loved that. 

My beautiful Nan left this us a few years ago. I miss her everyday, and thought of her the whole time I made this card and even though I can't thank her in person, I wanted to thank her for all her handmade goodness she used to make us, from biscuits and pikelets, the best battered fish and roast dinners we will ever eat to the crotched tea-towels, coat-hangers and knitted slippers. Thanks Nan for all your handmade love. 

The challenge this week over at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge:

Stamp Set: I like you (pg 237 - Hostess Set)
Accessories: Stampin Blendabilites, Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine
Colour Combination: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X

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Catalogue Ribbon Shares

11 July 2014

I {heart} Stampin' Up! Ribbon
 Join my current ribbon share and take advantage of getting your hands on some of the beautiful new ribbon from the 2014-2015 catalogue without breaking the budget.  I have done the calculations and you would need to spend over $554.00 if you were to purchase all the rolls individually!

This is open to all Australian residents including Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

6 colours - 2.2m per length
 Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, 
Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate
6 colours - 2.2m per length
 Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist,
Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder

5 colours - 2.2m per length
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler,
Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry

5 colours - 2.2m per length
Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, 
Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist

12 colours - 2.2m per length
Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso,
Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz,
Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

The new 7 colours - 2.2m per length
Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Night of Navy,
Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder

BUY THE LOT: $140.00
If you purchase the lot you will receive for FREE 1m Gold Sequin Trim,
1m Venetian Crochet Trim and 1m Organza Ribbon

Prices are subject to $5.95 postage and handling. The Chevron ribbon shares include the colours listed and will not be divided into different colour batches.

You can order with me directly by sending me an email.


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Shake, Shake, Shake!

04 July 2014

Just Add Ink 122
Just Add A Shaker!

Over at Just Add Ink this week the challenge is to create a shaker card. I took a few photos of this card to try and get the right angle so you could see the full effect. 

I used a journalling card from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.
Page 189 - $20.95

Be sure to pop over to Just Add Ink and see all the other beautiful Design Team Members creations.

To view all the Stampin' Up! Project Life products please visit my shop.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo
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Squeal - The New Catalogue is Live!

01 July 2014


I personally have just been so excited about this catalogue, there's so many amazing new products. Let's get started shall we...

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Order your very own copy:


Project Life By Stampin' Up! 

Do you have boxes full of photos? 
Is your computer hard drive full of unprinted images? Might be time to get them printed!

If you are anything like me, you could possibly have millions! This memory keeping solution uses pocket pages. You simply slip in your photos and journalling cards and hey presto - you're done! Of course you can embellish with stamps, stickers, cute little accessory kits and personalise it to suit you. But it's simple, easy, fast and the best part - it's great on the hip pocket! 

Stampin' Blendabilities
These new alcohol-based markers come in colour sets of three - light, medium and dark. Perfect for  blending and they give a more saturated, vibrate look.

The pens coordinate beautifully with the Stampin' Up! colour range.

On My Wishlist!
Ok, so you know me - my wishlist is a mile long, but here's just a few favourites for now!

1. Hello Darling - page 124
Wood $46.95 / Clear $32.95


2. About the Label - page 129
Wood $37.95 / Clear $28.95

3. Groovy Love - page 110
Wood $42.95 / Clear 30.95

4. Hello There - Hostess Set
Host a Party (or spend the party sales yourself) and you may be entitled to free products.

I made some cute little gift boxes using the envelope punch board and the stamp from the Hello There set. 

Anyone who places an order for $100 or more during the month of July will receive a pack of 
6x6" paper AND 2 metres of chevron ribbon.


I'm sure you will enjoy countless hours looking through the catalogue and I'll be back soon with some new creations!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lou xo

*Please note that paper and ribbon will be current stock, however colours and paper will be chosen by me.

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