My blog posts will be a bit intermittent for the next few weeks due to an accidental fall I had on Tuesday last. I have fractured my left fibula in two places and will see an orthopaedic surgeon during the week to find out how long I’ll be out of action. I can’t, at present. make my way down all the stairs to my craft room. This card is made using some retirement products (see below for the link to… Read more »

I made a similar card to this for a challenge recently and had so many comments and questions about it, I decided to make another one with a video tutorial. Card base is 1/2 and A4 sheet of Basic Black Layer 1 is a piece of Very Vanilla which is 5.5″ x 4″ or 14.3cm x 10cm. Use Memento Black to stamp the sentiment in the lower left corner of this piece. Layer 2 is the Designer Series Paper –… Read more »

Another Saturday means it’s time I posted my card for the Global Design Project #031 | Theme Challenge. Now whilst this is coming to you I’m at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage in Sydney and having lots of fun playing with products, getting the new Annual Catalogue and meeting and collaborating with lots of lovely Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around Australia. So with tis as the theme, I thought the most appropriate stamp set to use would be Awesomely Artistic. I just… Read more »

This week the Latte Girls bring you their take on Kits. Stampin’ Up! have some wonderful kits which save you both time and money whilst catering to your creative side. Make sure you check out the other blogs in the hop to see the wonderful inspiration of the Latter Girls. So, today I’m bringing you my take on the Cottage Greetings Card Kit. Now, I did change a few of the cards as I don’t tend to need a lot of… Read more »

On Wednesday, I told you Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals will end in a couple of weeks. So for today’s Freebie Friday, I decided to feature the Stars Framelits Dies so you could make your own ‘star’ card. I’ve made a number of different ones and it depends on how many and the type of stars you use as to the number you need to cut out with your Big Shot. Here’s another sample: This one has the Silver Foil Sheet… Read more »

Today’s card is for the Global Design Project #GDP028! This week we get to CASE the incredible Jessica Williams. Jess is on the Stampin’ Up!® Artisan Design team and is from Australia. Here’s my entry which is CASEing the design loosely of Jessica’s card. What do you think? I seem to have made a few cards lately with the ideas in my head not turning out to be quite what I had envisioned. Anyway I felt the design leant itself… Read more »

  This week’s challenge over at the Global Design Project is a CASE the Designer. The Designer is the lovely Michelle Last and here is her card to CASE. Make sure you pop on over and have a look at all the inspiration at the Global Design Project. Here is my take on Global Design Project #024 CASE the Designer. For the first time in a while the card actually turned out how I had it pictured in my head…. Read more »

Here’s another card I have made for the Global Design Project #023 | Theme Challenge. I was inspired by a card I saw on Carolyn Bennie’s blog where she did some Faux Embossing. I decided to do a similar thing using Balloons. I just wish I had a way of ensuring the photograph represented the colours better. I’ve used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out some balloons in Soft Sky and then adhered them to the Soft Sky layer of… Read more »

  I’ve made an Easel Card this week for the Global Design Project #023 | Theme Challenge. It has many elements with dry and wet embossing, stamping off, ink distressing, masking and layering just to name a few. It was fun to make. I had this idea in my head however it hasn’t quite turned out like the picture in my head. It’s close. I have other ideas for this challenge however I’m not sure I’ll get them made this week…. Read more »

This is the last in my series on Watercolor Wonder. If it’s not a set or bundle you have, perhaps you should think about getting it. Have a look at the three posts I’ve done on this bundle and see how different the cards all are. Just think of the possibilities. I’ve used 2 other stamp sets with this card – Sassy Salutations and Work of Art. Here’s another card using the same stamp sets and colours however, I changed… Read more »