Sunday, 23 January 2022

Happy Hedgehogs SSS#004


Hello! I'm back after taking some time off to focus on training my puppy, Gemma. She is doing really well as long as it's only myself and hubby at home AND as long as we are happy to ignore her random barking at anyone who walks/bikes by or down the side street (we are one house in from the corner and the houses are on 1 acre blocks)! We also need to ignore her wish to play which she demonstrates by pawing us, chewing us or moaning, groaning or barking, once we hop into bed! So, as you can see, training is working really well!!! 😂😂😂

Today I am taking part in a sketch challenge with Simply Sketchin' Saturday.

The sketch is below.

Please let me know what you think of my interpretation!

To make this card you will need:

Just Jade:    29.7cm x 10.5cm
Simply Marbleous DSP:    14.9cm x 3.25cm
                                      14.5cm x 1.25cm
Misty Moonlight:    5cm x 5cm (x 2)
Basic White:    4.5cm x 4.5cm (x 2)
                      14.5cm x 10cm
                      5.5cm x 2.5cm

Happy Hedgehogs stamp set

Just Jade
Gray Granite
Real Red
Pumpkin Pie

Denim 1cm/3/8" ribbon
Garden Gems
Multi purpose liquid glue
Mini dimensionals
Mini glue dots
Paper snips
Paper trimmer
Clear blocks

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!


Deb xx

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Gift Boxes


Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. 

The theme this month is:    Use Your Stash

I rarely make boxes, but was watching Sara Douglass' live on Facebook and as Sara was away, Melody Hyde, Concept Art Manager at Stampin' Up!® demonstrated some masking techniques using embossing paste, embossing powder, velvet DSP, foil and Be Dazzling specialty paper. She inspired me to try some myself! She also included templates for the boxes which was awesome!

You are currently visiting Deb Macdowell - Inkstability from Australia. I hope you enjoy my 'Use Your Stash' project.

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!


Deb xx

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Saturday, 20 November 2021

Very Versailles Colour Challenge


Hello again! I'm taking part in a colour challenge with:

Colours for the Challenge are: Basic Black, Basic Gray & Basic White

I have chosen to use Very Versailles as my stamp set.

Card Measurements

Card base:    29.7cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.9cm and folded

1st layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

2nd layer:    14.2cm x 9.7cm

Scrap for sentiment


  • Stamp image/s on 2nd layer, stamping off first (I used basic black for the leaves and basic gray for the text)
  • Stamp image on inside back of card base using basic gray, stamping off first
  • Stamp sentiment on basic gray scrap using versamark
  • Heat emboss sentiment on basic gray scrap using white embossing powder
  • Cut around sentiment with paper snips
  • Adhere 2nd layer to 1st layer
  • Adhere 1st layer to front of card base
  • Adhere sentiment to front of card base using dimensionals
  • Adhere classic matte dots (from January-June 2022 Mini Catalogue)

Thank you so much for stopping by my page - Deb Macdowell - Inkstability. Please visit all the other pages in the list below to see some wonderful projects!

Deb xx

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