Give Thanks

Give Thanks When we Give Thanks we think of Thanksgiving Day which is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in… Read more »

Today’s Video tutorial is on the Velveteen Technique. It’s difficult to see the result in the photos but this technique is definitely worth a try. I just love Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp set and it looks great with the Velveteen Technique with the Marbled Background Stamp. Watch the Video to see how I did this technique: Did you like the video? If you found it helpful, please subscribe to my channel by clicking below. Thank you for your support. It means a… Read more »

It’s my great pleasure to be able to join this Fall RemARKably Creative Blog Tour today with international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Make sure you visit each blog in the Blog Tour to be inspired with projects using products from the current Holiday Catalogue. Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour Now, this Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour should fill yo u full of inspiration for the coming season. Make sure you check out all the blogs.  This is my ‘Fall’ card. I… Read more »

Today I’m bringing you a Watercolor Technique Sentiments video tutorial. Now I have done this before, some time ago and thought I’d do another using current colours and give you a couple of extra tips to save product when making your projects Watercolor Technique Sentiments So, I demonstrate with the large floral stamp from Birthday Blooms, however you could use any stamp which suits the occasion. The sentiments in this stamp set also suit a number of occasions. It’s a good… 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 »

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 »

Wood Words I have a couple of friends undergoing treatment for various cancers at the moment and I decided I’d make this card using Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Textured designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Basic Black Archival ink as I used Ink Pads and a Blender Pen to colour the flowers, leaves and flower centres. The Archival Inks are perfect for this technique. Here’s my card: I understand it may be a bit difficult to see the… Read more »

Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste 1

Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste Oh this Embossing Paste is so much fun. Today’s technique is Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste. It’s quick and easy and delivers an unique effect every time. Here is a sample, from the video, which I’ve made into a card: This one features Silver Emboss Powder over the Embossing Paste and it has been left to dry over night before heat setting. (It’s winter here in Australia therefore things take longer to dry.) Watch the… Read more »

Vase Up & Away

A Special Vase of Flowers A Special Vase of Flowers This is another in my series on the Up & Away Thinlit dies and what you can make using this product. This card was also part of a class and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed using the product in varying ways. Combining the Thinlit Dies with Jar of Love for the flowers and sentiment have made this quite an easy card to make. The largest die cut hot air balloon from… Read more »

Daisy Delight

Daisy Delight Daisy Delight is a wonderful new bundle in the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. The suite is made up of the following products: Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle (stamp set and punch) Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper Delightful Daisy A4 Cardstock pack Now my card today is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue. You’ll notice I have used 3 different strips of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper which has… Read more »