Holiday Friday As promised, I will bring you a holiday project each Friday for the remainder of 2017. So Holiday Friday this week is a card my class attendees will be making tomorrow in class. It uses the Carols Of Christmas Bundle. So here’s today’s card and it is Christmas themed for my first Holiday Friday post: This one is fairly easy but does require some scoring which can be done either with your Stampin’ Trimmer (give the cutting mat 1/4… Read more »

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Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer. Faux Tearing So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card: See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have… Read more »

Welcome to another Wednesday Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at Condolence – Sorry – Comfort projects. I find these types of projects difficult to make if I’m personally affected by an event. So here’s a tip: Make some of these cards at a time when you don’t need them. Check out the cards on the Stampin’ Up! Pinterest Board for ideas or use the ones from this week’s blog hop. Store them away… Read more »

Today’s Video is on Painted Harvest Tips. Now this is a beautiful stamp set available in the Holiday Catalogue and is just right for now in Australia as all the Sunflowers start to bloom. Painted Harvest Tips This is the first card I made for today’s video using Painted Harvest. It is done on Very Vanilla, then Cajun Craze which is adhered to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips. Like my Bow? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s Linen Thread. Just love Linen… Read more »

My post is a little later today as I did two posts yesterday. Here’s a Painted Harvest Easy treat bag for you to make for your FREE download today. Now, remember this is just an idea and you could use it with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamp set. Take the idea and make it your own in a short while. It makes a lovely ‘little’ gift for a friend or colleague. Painted Harvest Easy  This is a wonderfully versatile… Read more »

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Today we have a great line up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand sharing projects made with NEW products from the Holiday Catalogue which went live on 1st September. Haven’t got yours yet and you live in Australia? Contact me for your FREE copy. ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop These beautiful acetate boxes are available in the Holiday Catalogue and are a fantastic idea for a gift with hand-made cards inside. Do you know someone who… Read more »

Is It Christmas? “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.” Is It Christmas? Well not quite, but it is the Holiday Season at Stampin’ Up! and there is a wonderful new Holiday Catalogue available now. You don’t have your copy yet? You live in Australia? Click the image below and I’ll gladly send you one FREE…. Read more »

Yesterday I brought you a a Video Tutorial on an quick and easy background using rubber/elastic bands and ink pads.Today I bring you a Marker Background using rubber/elastic bands and Stampin’ Write Markers. Marker Background So you can see how in the above card I have just made a partial background and added some sponged colour. Watch the video to see how I achieved this easy Marker Background: Thank you for subscribing to my channel. I appreciate your support CARD… Read more »

I have a video for you today which looks at a Background Technique which is quick and easy and takes few supplies. Background Technique Yes, the front of the card is Watercolor Paper stamped with Basic Grey Archival Ink and they coloured using Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Old Olive ink pads and a Blender Pen.  However, I want you to look at the background, behind the Well piece. Don’t recognise the stamp? That because it’s not a stamp… Read more »

It’s time for another Latte Girls’ Blog Hop and this week we’re bringing you a Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. Haven’t got your catalogue yet? Live in Australia? Click the image below to get your FREE Holiday Catalogue from me. Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek Now, make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop: Leonie Narelle Now the Holiday Catalogue goes live on Friday, 1st September 2017 and you will just love all the beautiful NEW and CURRENT products featured. It… Read more »