This was a great class for stamping techniques. The Swallowtail Background Stamp is large enough to fill a standard sized card front. It’s a beautiful and timeless image that is wonderful as a focal point or background image for cards, scrapbooks and decor. The combination of the size and line art make it an ideal stamp for a variety of stamping techniques such as – resist techniques; watercolouring; thumping; heat embossing; colouring with markers; multi-coloured stamping; baby wipe techniques and… Read more »

Here I am with another post. I’ve finally finished cleaning and tidying my craft studio and decided to celebrate by creating = messing it up again. Today I made a Tea Light Candle Holder which will be one of the items in my Christmas Gift, Pretty Packages and Home Decor Workshop to be held on 24th November, 2013.  Top View Side View showing the petals turned up SUPPLIES: Big Shot Flower Folds XL Bigz Die (retired) Pretty Print Textured Impressions… Read more »

Stamp-a-Stack My Stamp-a-Stack group is growing. I had 4 lovely ladies in the CWA Rooms, Richmond at 11am, today. We made 5 cards in the 2013 – 2015 In Colour colours and a little bag to place them in. The bag idea came from  Sam Donald from Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator POOTLES! The bag uses 1 sheet of A4 card stock exactly. I love how Sam makes her bags. Head on over to her site to find out how to… Read more »

 Team Meeting Makes I thought I’d share with your the make and takes from our team meetings for February and March under the direction of the lovely Leonie Schroder. February’s make and take was a ‘Friend Card SUPPLIES: Card – Whisper White Big Shot – Labels Collection Framelits and Lacey Brocade Textured Impressions Folder Stamp set – Stippled Blossom and Trust God Ink – Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Gumball Green Adhesive – Snail and Dimensionals March… Read more »

I’m running a bit late with this week’s tutorial. However, I’m sure you’ll find it useful. I find lots of friends and relatives are always asking for copies of photos which I burn to a CD. This week’s tutorial shows you how you can make a quick and cost effective holder for the lucky recipient.    This is what it will look like completed SUPPLIES: Stamps – Vintage Verses (Sale-a-bration 2013) Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Sycamore Street Card –… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – Box in a Bag  This is so cute and could be made for any number of occasions. It’s also very easy and quick to make. SUPPLIES: Card – cut 14 x 9.5cm (51/2″x33/4″); then 2 pieces cut 1.5 x 28cm (1/2″x11″)  and some scrap DSP – cut at 7.5 x 27.8cm (3″x11″) Ribbon – cut at 20cm (8″) Sticky Strip Scallop Oval Punch White Signo Gel Pen I used Pretty in Pink; Tea for Two DSP and… Read more »

I have a simple tutorial for you today and I’m sure someone else has already thought of this idea. Here’s my take on it. Have you ever wondered what to do with Stampin’ Up!’s little plastic containers they use for the embellishments? Well here’s a way to recycle them and help you keep your supplies tidy and easy to use. The Bakers’ Twine comes on little cardboard strips, I take it off the strips and wind it around my fingers… Read more »

Today I have a cute little purse to share with you – just something a bit different.Now before i get on with the instructions for the purse, I need to remind you about the SUDSOL Blog Tour that I’m part of on 6th September. The Blog Tour will feature at least 3 projects on each blog using products from the Holiday Catalogue. So make sure you stop by and see all the inspiration. If you’re a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and… Read more »

I love this time of year as I seem to be able to catch up on my reading and with the post Christmas sales there have been some great bargains on books. We were always told to never dog ear a book to mark your place. I have a heap of bookmarks, somewhere 🙂This is a very easy corner bookmark and you can find the tutorial here.Supplies:Card – Very vanilla and Rich razzleberryPunches – Eyelet Border and Blossom Bouquet Triple… Read more »

here’s my latest creation. I think you’ll smile when I tell you where I got the template for this little box. Looks great doesn’t it? I think the red satin ribbon just tops it off too. Supplies: Template Scissors Scoring tool Adhesive – red sticky strip Ribbon – 5/8″ Real Red Satin Paper – Timeless Portrait DSP Method: Find something you can use as a template. In my case i used the box from Schick lady razor blades 🙂 Trace… Read more »