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 »

 One of the groups I belong to has monthly swaps. The swaps for January included some interesting twists. We need to make a card with a pink theme leading up to valentine’s Day. Here is my contribution for my partner. Supplies:Card – Melon Mambo, Confetti CreamInk – Island Indigo, VersamarkEmbossing Powder – Melon MamboPunch – Decorative labelRibbon – Melon Mambo Striped grosgrain, Baker’s  TwineButtons – Bitty ButtonsStamp Set – Happy Greetings, Baroque MotifsEmbossing Buddy Heat toolAdhesive – SnailStamp-a-majig I love… Read more »

Here’s another card the ladies made at Sunday’s workshop.Recipe:Nautical  Expedition DSPThe Open Sea stamp setNight of Navy inkEarly Espresso cardWhisper White card Cherry Cobbler & White Baker’s TwineCircl punchScallop circle punchScallop edge punchAdhesive – snail & dimensionalsThis is a great way to use up all those little bits you have left over – don’t discard them, make a card using them/I’ve mounted the compass and anchor embellishments om dimensionals. Now you know the edge of the sheet of dimensionals? Well… Read more »

I just love Stampin’ Up!’s range of A la Carte  stamps and this one is called Elizabeth (as it’s my name sake it must be a great stamp :))I used my Stamp-a-majig to position the sentiment.The butterfly is made in both card and vellum and the wings will sit up, to make it look quite 3D. I’ve used pearls down the centre of the butterfly.I’ve also embossed the card to add some texture.Recipe:Card – Whisper White; Concord Crush; Wisteria Wonder;… Read more »

We received this stamp set at Stampin’ Up Regionals in 2010. I must admit to not taking a particular liking to it 🙂 However, I have sorted through my stamp sets and worked out what I think will be retired and what will remain. So now I need to get the best use I can out of those sets that will remain when the new Idea Book and Catalogue is released here in Australia.So, I had a go at water… Read more »

I promised I’d share some projects I’ve made using the Big Shot. If you haven’t got a Big Shot, you don’t know what you’re missing. Order a Big Shot through me in May and receive free postage. This card uses the Little Leaves Sizzlit. It’s quite versatile as you can use it as brances or individual leaves, clump them together or singley. The samples below all use Stampin’ Up’s Textured Impressions Folders. . Manhattan Flower Square Lattice Framed Tulip Elegant… Read more »

I’ve been using some of the new products from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. As always Stampin’ Up! make it easy to create lovely cards and paper crafts with their co-ordinated range. Method: Run the base card stock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder. Use the Stampin’Write markers to colour the ‘cotton’ area and then use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the edges, needle and thread. Now on your Whisper White… Read more »

Think back a couple of weeks and I shared a card I made using the Fresh Cuts Stamp Set. I used the card for a Make ‘n’ Take. View the card below I didn’t use up all the kits I made and had another demonstration the following week. As none of the ladies attending were the same as those at the previous demonstration, I decided to use the same card and kits. I did, however give the ladies a choice… Read more »

I had a few scraps lying around and decided to put them to use and make this little card.Recipe:Card – Pacific Point; Whisper White and Early Espresso Paper – scraps (some retired stock)Ribbon: Whisper White 16mm satinPunch: Circle and CornerLinen threadButtonStamp Set: Tiny TagsIt’s a bright cheery card and one that is easy to make with all those little scraps you have lying around. Now don’t forget Sale-A-Bration ends 31st March and for every A$100 (before s&h) you spend, you… Read more »

Stampin’ Up! make life easy for us by coordinating all their products.This card uses the Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts which coordinates beautifully with Fresh Cut Notes (Item 11882 A$17.50 for 15). This is a quick and easy card to make. The stamp set lends itself to many alternatives, so let you imagination create a beautiful card or paper art project.  Recipe:All products used are Stampin’ Up!Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts (Item 115806 A$38.95)Card: Cherry Cobbler;   Early Espresso & Vary VanillaRibbon: Early… Read more »