Billie Bows are named after my friend Billie Moan who ‘invented’ them. Billie is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in U.S.A. and she has her own video on how to make these. I thought I’d have a try at making them and do a video of my attempt. Billie Bows Here’s the close up I show at the beginning of the video and it’s made from loops of Linen Thread: All those wonderful loops give the bows such fullness and add… 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 »

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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 »

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card In this post I share how to make a Stamped Edge Gatefold Card using Floral Phrases on Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink and Berry Burst Ink. Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help position the images. Here’s a closer look at the card with out the ribbon embellishment or belly band: The card open reveals the sentiment stamped inside: Watch the video to see how I made it: Videos three times a week. Don’t misss another one…. Read more »

Embossing Paste Glitter

Embossing Paste Glitter I just love the effect this Embossing Paste Glitter makes for card backgrounds. It makes a simple card look glitzy and glamorous. The post I did previously had a Video tutorial on how to achieve this technique which is really easy. You can see it here. You’ll just love Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. It’s easy to use. There are many different techniques which it can be used for and many different paper craft projects including cards… 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 »

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background. I featured this technique a little while ago but did it again in a Watercolor Pencil Class. It’s very easy and the class participants loved it as their first foray into Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper and Stampin’ Up! Spritzers. You can see how the technique is done here. The Deatiled Dragonfly Thinlits Dies was die cut using Silver Foil and adhered to the front of the card with Glue Dots. The sentiment… Read more »

Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect

Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect Beautiful You Aqua Painter Effect.  This is a card which appeared in my Virtual Classroom earlier in the year and can give you added uses to your Stampin’ Up! Images. Watch the video  to see how easy this technique really is and it needs few supplies. I ended up adding small dots of Fine Tip Glue Pen to this card to make it look like it was raining. Sprinkle some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter on… Read more »

WWYS #112 Carousel Birthday WWYS #112 Carousel Birthday. Happy weekend to you all and I’m here with another challenge entry today for WWYS #112 Carousel Birthday. I just love this set from the current Occasions Catalogue and it is still available in Clear Mount or Wood Mount. I decided to create a bit of a scene with this set and used masking as a technique as well as some splattering with the Gold Wink of Stella.  I’ve also used my Blender… Read more »

Daisy Delight Daisy Delight is a wonderful new stamp set in the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. My good friend Leonie Schroder was asked to demonstrate this sweet suite at On Stage Local in Sydney this month. I loved it so much I had to buy it in my Product Purchase Premiere which is open to Demonstrators who attend an On Stage Local or Live event. Needless to say my BBB (Big Brown Box) with my PPP (Product… Read more »