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 »

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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 »

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July This week the Latte Girls are inspiring you with Freshly Brewed Christmas in July projects. It’s never too early to get a start on your Christmas Gift Giving and Card making, so hopefully after today you’ll have some inspiration to get you started. This week, as we speak, I’m moving into my new home. So as time was scarce leading up to this post I CASED the Catalogue and you can see this card on page… Read more »

Christmas with S.A.M.J. Christmas with S.A.M.J. Last Saturday I held my monthly Technique Class which revolved around using Stampin’ Up!’s Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (S.A.M.J. for short). The ladies thoroughly enjoyed themselves as we commenced our Christmas Cards for the year with this favourite using Father Christmas So Christmas with S.A.M.J. was achieved by stamping one of the border pieces from the stamp set, then using the S.A.M.J. to place Father Christmas and the other border piece. The border pieces are stamped in Crumb… Read more »

Christmas is a time for cherishing those who bring so many blessings to our lives. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and may your heart feel love this day and throughout the New Year ahead. I wish you a blessed holiday season.  and happiness to last throughout the coming year!

I am so blessed to know these lovely ladies who regularly attend my classes. On the first Saturday of each month I hold a Technique Class. Now even while I had a broken ankle for 3 months, these lovely ladies kept in touch and were happy to reschedule classes when I was able to teach again. I thought I’d share some of the lovely hand-made items I received. Hand made card from Beryl Sentiment on the inside of Beryl’s card… Read more »

So, this is the last post of Friday Freebie before Christmas and I expect you have all your cards made and sent out. Just in case you haven’t here’s an idea you could use. Measurement: Garden Green card stock card base 4 ¼” x 11, score at 5 ½” Garden Green card stock layer 5 ¼” x 4” Garden Green card stock 6 ¼” x 4 ½” (approx. for die cuts) Real Red card stock 3 ¼” x 1 ½”… Read more »

I made some more Christmas Cards and these are the last. I can also say I have used a whole pack of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper which is retiring. Make sure you check out the Goodbye 2016 Hello Sale – product while stock lasts ONLY – no back orders and it finishes on 20 December 2016. Now onto today’s cards. They are both CASed from Pinterest as I really wanted to use the last of my Candy Cane… Read more »

This week I have a different card using the wonderful Christmas Pines set. It will be the last of the Christmas Cards for this year. If you haven’t got them made by now, contact me to buy some at $4 each – includes envelope; plus postage to you. (Australia Only) Whisper White: 5 1/4” x 4” Real Red: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4” Emerald Envy: 3” x 3” Gold Sheet: 3” x 3”   Fold Real… Read more »