Back with another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop and this week we’re hoping to inspire you with Balloons for Birthdays. Join the rest of the team and view their inspiration too. Make sure you leave a comment as we like to read what you think of our inspiration each week. I had a lot of fun playing with this set, and I’m sure you would too. Here’s what I came up with: This card is a shaker card and I’ve used… Read more »

This week the Latte Girls are inspiring you with Pocket Cards. Now I could have used the Pretty Pocket Card Kit which is FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure when you spend $90. I decided not to use them but bring you the video about them instead. Aren’t they just the cutest cards out and you can’t get better than FREE!! So as I’m not showing you those, I decided I’d better come up with another pretty pocket card using some… Read more »

So, would you like to see some items made with product from the new Occasions Catalogue and FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure? I hope you said YES!!! This is quite a long post with lots of photos so I hope you stay to the end as there could be a surprise. I’ll start with three cards I have made.   This is the outside of an Envelope Fold Card which is one of the techniques for next month –… Read more »

Today the Latte Girls have a Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek and I decided on Christmas. (it’s only just over 16 weeks until Christmas, so time to get making those holiday projects. I also have another sneak peek from the Catalogue which isn’t Christmas/holiday related. I have used some Designer Series Paper from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue however the stamps are from the Holiday Catalogue which you may purchase from on September 1st. (That’s tomorrow!!!) I’ve used the Holly… Read more »

Here’s another Drapery/Skirt/Curtain Fold Card we completed in one of my recent Technique Classes. Just love this fold and how elegant it can make a card. There is quite a bit of scoring to be done when making a double fold and you need to score lightly when using the Simply Scored,on the Designer Series Paper and then burnish well using a Bone Folder. There are some retired products in this card however you could easily substitute them with current… Read more »

Here’s a different type of card made in one of my recent Technique Classes. You can see more information on my Classes/Events page This card is a single Draper/Curtains/Skirt Fold and after scoring the folds and burnishing them with a Bone Folder the folded piece of Designer Series Paper is adhered to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set was used for the sentiment which was stamped in Mint Macaron and then topped with Sahara Sand Lace… Read more »

It must be Saturday so time for my entry into the Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge. Not sure if this quite fits the bill but it’s definitely within the spirit of the sketch. There were so many inspiring samples to look at this week and many lovely entries, so make sure you pop on over to have a look at them all. Here’s the sketch by Teneale Williams: The fold I have used is the Drapery Fold, however I… Read more »

This is a card is made with the wonderful Party With Cake Bundle available in the Occasions Catalogue. It’s a great bundle with many possibilities for great cards. This is one of them. Whilst at my friend Leonie Schroder’s the other day, she shared some hints and tips for using the Party Pop-Up Thinlit Die which comes with the bundle. I decided to do a quick video to share these hints and tips with you and show you just how… Read more »

Here’s another take on the Secret Heart card I shared yesterday. You can get the template and instructions from Mirkwood Templates. I’ve made today’s card as a Birthday card and added pearls, ribbon and Shimmer Paint Spritz.Recipe:All products Stampin’ Up Card – Confetti White; Whisper White and Night of NavyInk – Bashful Blue and Early EspressoStamp Sets – Create a Cup Cake and Occasional GreetingsPunch – Build a CupcakeRibbon – Whisper White 5/8″ SatinTextured Impressions Folder – Vintage Wallpaper Big… Read more »

I made this card with Mothers’ Day in mind. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but try it for yourself and see how you go. It’s a bit hard to see but there is a heart shape that is cut down the middle and 2 little slit half circles that interlock to keep it all together.I got the template and instructions from Mirkwood and then set about making it mine 🙂 Recipe:Card – Confetti White & a scrap of Pink… Read more »