This week’s Quick and Easy card is Easy Eastern Palace. It does require some use of the Big Shot, however I suggest if you’re making one card make a few and just change the sentiments as you stamp. Easy Eastern Palace Can you see the embossed image on the Fresh Fig card? It’s made with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder. I I’m sure you have many tamps with sentiments on them so make a few of the medallions in… Read more »

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 »

Faux Tearing 1

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 »

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 »

Today, I’m aware of the fact that life is better than I deserve, which is saying something these days. The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle. So, here’s my card for today: Thankful Painted Harvest I’m learning there is a responsibility that comes with privilege. That I am blessed to bless. Gifted to give. I am not lucky,… Read more »

Here’s another of my quick and easy cards with a FREE tutorial. This stamp set will be available from my Online Store on 1st September 2017. So it’s a sneak peek. Easy Painted Harvest Easy Painted Harvest could be changed to accommodate any stamp set really. It works on the rule of odd numbers – odd number of flowers (3); odd number of Linen Thread strands (3); odd number of dotted stamp images (7) and odd number of sentiment pieces… Read more »