Faded Smudge

Faded Smudge Here’s a technique you can use with Glossy Card. I call it the Faded Smudge Technique and it’s super easy after embossing an image on your Glossy Card. Use it as a focal piece or for a whole card front, the possibilities are endless. This is the first card I made using this technique and I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. Always start withe the lightest colour first which goes in the middle and creates… Read more »

Swipe Glossy Card

Swipe Glossy Card I’m so thrilled we have the Glossy Card back in our Stampin’ Up! Castalogue. Over the next little while I will bring you some technique videos using Glossy Card. Today’s is the Swipe Glossy Card Technique and it’s so very easy. Here’s one of the cards I made using this technique. Keep in mind it’s often difficult to capture the colours exactly when photographing cards: Die cutting the sentiment pieces and han cutting the craft pot make… Read more »

We Love our Hosts Blog Tour 1

We Love our Hosts Blog Tour It’s my absolute pleasure to be involved in this ‘We Love our Hosts Blog Tour’ which is open to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators worldwide. Make sure you check out all the blogs in the tour to see their inspiration and creativeness using Hostess Reward Stamp Sets. How do I get one of these stamp sets? In Australia, host a workshop with total sales of A$250 or more and you may choose to use your Stampin’… Read more »

Perfume Anyone?

Perfume Anyone? Perfume Anyone? Again, this card was part of a class using the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlit Dies. This time we used the Thinlit Dies to create a perfume atomiser for a birthday card. It’s always good to try different ways of using dies and worth ‘thinking outside the box’ to see what you can come up with. We made the tassel from Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the card front…. Read more »

Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. This week the Latte Girls are looking at Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks. Now I must warn you, using masks can be extremely addictive. I thought I’d make just 1 card today but ended up with loads of samples to do video techniques on. These will start at the beginning of July, so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss anything. Now this… Read more »

Black Magic Technique

Black Magic Technique Black Magic Technique.  This is an easy technique which is very effective for all types of cards but particularly lends itself to masculine cards I think. This technique also works well with flowers so try it with a few different images and stamp sets along with of course your Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up! Watch the video to see more: Don’t miss another video, subscribe today. Thank you for subscribing. I appreciate your support. Just a few… Read more »

Birthday Up & Away

Birthday Up & Away Birthday Up & Away. This is another in my series on the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlit dies. This card also formed part of a class and the card would be suitable for teenagers or men. Change the colours to make it a feminine card. This is a wonderful combination of colours and the clouds were Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to… Read more »

Coffee Café

RemARKably Creative Blog Tour RemARKably Creative Blog Tour. I’m so pleased to be able to join in this international blog tour. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all the projects you see using new products from the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Today my project focuses on the Coffee Café bundle.Here’s the bundle: Now those of you who know me, know I’m partial to the odd coffee or two so of course this bundle just yelled at me ‘buy… Read more »

Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up Lift Me Up and Up & Away Thinlit Dies are a great combination to make cards with. I did a class using this stamp set and thinlit dies, plus a few extras, to create some very different cards. The class participants used these products to create 4 cards with matching envelopes. They had lots of fun experimenting with hot air balloons. Here’s one of the cards they made: We wanted to create the illusion of the balloon… Read more »

Global Design Project #089 Daisy Delight

Global Design Project #089  Daisy Delight  Global Design Project #089  Daisy Delight I had fun today creating for the Global Design Project Colour Challenge this week. I decided to use Daisy Delight and the wonderful coordinating Daisy Punch. So for my card for the Global Design Project #089 I decided to use some Watercolor Paper and do a water wash of colour behind my daisies using a Stampin’ Spritzer and Aqua Painter with Calypso Coral. You can never have too… Read more »