Pucker Up!!

Sorry Blog for neglecting you! It has been a r-e-a-l-l-y long time since I last posted – just over 10 months.

Today I am part of an awesome Blog Hop with a bunch of very creative & talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, including the ever-so-talented Sue Madex, whose Blog you would have arrived from.  This month we are showing you various techniques, that can be used on your cards, scrapbook pages or 3D projects.

I LOVE this easy technique, that I am going to show you. It’s called Kissing – with a twist – it’s used with a Big Shot Embossing Folder. This technique works best with a solid  image stamp – not an outlined image stamp.

These are the basic products you need – light coloured ink pad, darker coloured ink pad, solid image stamp, embossing folder & a brayer.

You need to ink up your stamp using the light coloured ink pad (eg. Wisteria Wonder), ink up the inside of your embossing folder (either debossed side or embossed side – both sides work well) with the dark coloured ink pad (eg. Elegant Eggplant) using your Brayer, with your stamp which has been inked, press stamp onto the inked embossing folder, lift off & stamp onto either Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock.

What you will see is a pretty pattern highlighted on your image. Check out my design below.

The purple flower is created by using the embossed side of the folder & the blue flower below is using the debossed side of the folder.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White & Regals Patterned Paper pack

Stamp Sets: Button Buddies & Inspired by Nature

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant

Other: Antique Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder & Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon.


Hope you enjoyed learning the Kissing with a Twist technique & now your next stop on this Blog Hop is the gorgeous Nikki Sadler.


Here is a listing of the other lovely ladies participating in this Blog Hop:

Ros Davidson http://www.rosdavidson.typepad.com

Sue Madex http://www.madexcreations.com

Nikki Sadler http://www.inkyart.com.au

Di Dunk http://www.stampartbydi.typepad.com

Alisha Watson http://www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

Kathryn Ruddick http://www.katlodesigns.com


Thank you!


Margaret xx






Just Add Ink 88 – Just Add a…….Die Cut

How appropriate I needed to create a Wedding Card for a lovely couple, who have been together for an amazing 25 years & finally “tied the knot” yesterday. Congrats Rachael & Steve!

This week’s Challenge at Just Add Ink was to create something using a Die Cut. Here is my lovely creation.

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride & Whisper White

Ink: Early Espresso

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags

Other: Tag Punch, Basic Pearls, Scallop Circle Die, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Full Heart Punch, In-Colours (2010-2012) Patterned Paper Pack, Chiffon fabric (non-SU!)

The happy couple are away on their honeymoon, but this little card will be waiting for them in their mailbox upon their return.

Just Add Ink 84 – Colour Challenge

Oh my! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since I last blogged. I have a very good excuse – I have been on the hunt for an aged care facility for my elderly aunt & boy, have I learnt an awful lot of information on aged care & the costs involved. Finally I have found one & my 89yo Aunt has settled well into her new “home”.

I have also been “out of the swing” of stamping & creating – but now that the new 2011-2012 Ideas Book & Catalogue commenced 10 days, & I have 2 Hostess Workshops coming up, I thought I had better get my Mojo back & look out for ideas.

I love this week’s Just Add Ink’s challenge – it’s a colour challenge where we could only choose Whisper White & one other colour.

I chose Soft Suede as my “other” colour & love what I came up with – hope you do too!

Cardstock: Soft Suede & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Creative Elements

Ink: Soft Suede

Other: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Neutrals Patterned Paper Pack, Basic Pearl & Dimensionals

Thanks for popping in!