Saturday, September 26, 2015


Thanks to the team over at Can You Case It .....  I'm a Design Team Pick for this week. 
For this set of cards....
Happy Stamping......Manda xx

Lovely as Lovely as a Tree.....

I recently decided to use an old favourite....Lovely as a Tree.  It really is one of my go to sets, especially when I need a traditional Christmas tree image, as the single pine tree stamp is perfect for that!!  But I have decided to use the other stamps in the set I need to boost my collection of male cards.
I used Can You Case It's colour challenge as inspiration this time.....

And my 3 blues are Soft Sky, Pool Party and Marina Mist.
Here's the collection (yes there is a stow away tree in's from Sheltering Tree)

I've also used an Early Espresso button on each card, and some silver metallic thread.   All 4 cards are a variation on the theme, which is a neutral image around a coloured sponged and masked area on the card front.

Hope you like them..... ;-)
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sheltering Tree
Colours: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Hope you all have a great weekend. 
Happy stamping......Manda x

Sunday, September 13, 2015

More Remarkable Friends....

Another of my crafty friends is having a birthday.  This lovely lady likes all things CAS ..... Clean and Simple.  So of course, that's what I tried to do with this card.  Also her favourite colour is yellow, so out came the Daffodil Delight stamp pad!!!
Oh....and of course a girls got to have some bling!
Here's what I came up with.
Hope your day was fabulous :-)
Colours: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamps: Remarkable You, Petite Pairs
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Clear Block D
Happy Stamping....Manda

Friday, September 11, 2015

Remarkable Friends.....

I just love this stamp set.....It's one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue....and I don't seem to use it enough.  But for a friends 50th, I had to use it!!  She loves colouring, but she usually chooses a different medium.  I thought I do some watercolouring for the flowers, and I used my Stamp'n'Write makers for the leaves....


And here's the full card...... Hope your birthday was fabulous!!!

Stamps: Remarkable You, Happy Birthday Everyone
Colours: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Wild Wasabi, Smokey Slate
Other: Watercolour Paper

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Merry Pines.....

Don't you just love this embellishment?  I have layered Mossy Meadow Ribbon, Silver Ribbon and Silver Metallic Thread and attached it all to the raised panel with a silver staple. 
But what is on the panel?
A very simple sentiment tree from Peaceful Pines stamp set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Colours: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Peaceful Pines
Other: Merry Moments DSP

Monday, September 7, 2015

Simple Peaceful Pines.....

A super quick and simple Christmas card using the new Peaceful Pines stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue together with the matching framelits.

It's a little tricky to see, but I have used dimensionals to pop up my pink pine tree.
Stamps: Peaceful Pines.
Happy Stamping.....Manda xx

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Just a note....

This card features a favourite stamp set that was one of the first 5 I bought at the very first Stampin' Up! workshop I attended....and is one that I'll never part with.  It's called Elegant Notes, and at the time it called to the music teacher in me. 
I hope the music teacher, who's birthday it was today, enjoys the card set that I've created for her just as much as I enjoyed using this stamp set to create.

Very CAS for me, being all one layer, but I love the masked panel which reminds me of DSP.  I've highlighted the edge of the panel with the embellishment, made with different bakers twine and a button.
I'm entering this into Colour Q's latest challenge.
**Edited to add....
Thanks to Claire for pointing out that this set fits in at CAS-ual Fridays this week too......I've now entered this post over there as well.  Hugs to you Claire ;-)
Happy Stamping....Manda xx

Seasons of Reindeer.....

I've CASEd this card from a photo that a friend sent me which she found online.  I'm note sure who the original stamper was :-(
I've used the bauble design from Season of Cheer DSP and for each reindeer, I've chosen a different colour to highlight..... Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Hello Honey or Mellow Moss.    

I've used the new Washi Tape punch for the sentiment, which comes from Antique Tags stamp set - a hostess only set from the occasions catalogue.
Colour: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets: Santa's Gifts, Antique Tags
Other: Season of Cheer DSP, Washi tape punch, various ribbons
Happy Stamping......Manda xx

Happy Father's Day.....

It is Father's Day here in Australia.  So firstly a big "Happy Happy Day" to my kid's dad, as well as all the other Dad's out there!!
Recently as friend of mine entered a craft give away on Instagram (I think?) and she tagged me in it, as per the instructions.....Imagine my surprise when she won, and I received a little bundle of craft goodies as my share of the prize!!  As part of the prize pack, I receive a Paper Smooches stamp set called Forest Whimsy, and I used this set to create my Father's Day card this year.

Even more exciting was the comment from my Miss 12, who on sighting the card this morning (which I admit was made late last night ;-) ) stated "Oh, and look at the chevrons!" ....Happy mummy!!!
Colours: Whisper White, Real Red, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Basic Grey, Blush Blossom (retired).
Stamps: Occasionally (retired)
Happy Stamping.....Manda xx

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Seasons of Santa....

I've been creating some more Christmas cards to add to my collection of 'For Sale' packs.  This set uses the DSP Seasons of Cheer from the Occasions mini catalogue and Santa's Gifts stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.
I've stamped all the Santa scenes of Whisper White cardstock and coloured them with the Stamp'n'Write markers.
Here are the cards in the set....I've tried to make each card a little different in the layout, as well as using different embellishments for the sentiments.  Firstly, here are some close ups of the sentiments. 

And here's a close up of the Christmas tree with red baubles.....I'm loving the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details!!! Don't you just love that bling!!!

And here are the cards.....

Stamp Sets: Santa's Gifts, Peaceful Pines, Holly Jolly Greetings, Six-Sided Sampler
Colours: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Mellow Moss, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Blush Blossom (retired - but is the perfect colour for Santa's face).
Happy Stamping.....Manda xx