I’m back with 1, 2, 3 Sunday. You’ll notice I have re-named this post Sketch Sunday. I don’t always have time to get my posts uploaded on a Saturday so it will appear sometime over the weekend (Aussie time)One of the reasons I started doing this was to ensure I do some scrapbooking each week. I have so many photos to use in layouts. I found myself making plenty of cards however, my scrapbooking was on the back burner.Just think,… Read more »

What would Valentine’s Day be without a card? My lovely husband surprised with me a single stem rose – he’s so thoughtful. Valentine’s day is not a big deal in our house but today my younger son (twin) became engaged.   A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Peta and Michael.  For today’s card, it’s quite simple but I will give you all the instructions.  Supplies: Card – Very vanilla (130mm x 95mm); Pink Pirouette (150mm x 210mm makes card base); Real Red… Read more »

I’m sorry this post is so late 🙂 I have the sketch fo you but I’m unable to uplaod my shares until the battery in my camera recharges.1. Take a sketch2. Make a layout3. Make a cardMy sketch this week comes from  Stuck?! Just think of the possibilities. There is actually a challenge at Stuck?! for the month of February, so if you decide to use the sketch and make a layout, make sure you enter the challenge at Stuck?!here’s… Read more »

Sunny Challenges and Creations has another sketch and theme challenge this week. Entries close on Friday evening. So why not pop on over there and enter the challenge. Shirley has designed the sketch this week and as well as following the sketch, the card needs to have a wedding theme  It’s a great sketch and I used it also in my Tuesday Tutorial this week for the Valentine’s Day card – you can see it in the post below. Here… Read more »

 Tutorial Tuesday Dazzling Diamond Dust Tutorial Tuesday is back for 2012 with a new technique which was shared on SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online)  last week  If you’re a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator, you should really belong to SUDSOL – it’s your 24/7 Upline. Here’s the card I made Supplies: Card – Whisper White & Melon Mambo Ink – Melon Mambo. Pretty in Pink & Versamark Stamp sets – Marry me and I {Heart} Hearts Ribbon – Melon Mambo Grosgrain… Read more »

On Saturday, I shared a basic scrap page layout using the sketch from Sunny Challenges and Creations. The original layout appears below. I spent a bit of time today, embellishing the page. I’ve used scraps of designer series papers and a Sizzix Flower die to cut some flowers. The flowers come in 3 sizes, so I have layered them on top of each other after using my bone folder to break down the fibres a bit and curl the petals… Read more »

I’m starting something new on my blog today – Sketch Saturday. I will share a sketch with you and then make a layout and a card.Sketch Saturday1. Takre a sketch2. Make a layout3. Make a cardNow I will use various products in the layout and then use the left over products and maybe a few extra bits to make a card. The card won’t always follow the sketch. Now the important thing to remember about a sketch is that it… Read more »

I have some more tips to share with you so hopefully your crafting budget will go a little further. Look after your stamps by always cleaning them after each use.When you have a badly stained stamp, don’t bin it – restore it and remove the stains with a mix of baking soda and a little hot water applied gently with a toothbrush. Stampin’ Up!’s® Stampin’ Mist spray is designed especially for your rubber stamps. It not only cleans but conditions… Read more »

I joined a swap which incorporated this technique into a card. Now as a patch worker I recall thinking I would never try this technique as it looked too fiddly  and time consuming. I’m happy to report that even with paper, I was right 🙂 However, don’t let me turn you off the technique. I will try it again but when I have more time. I feel I needed to choose a wider variety of paper and perhaps narrower strips… Read more »

About Our National Day On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future. Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great… Read more »