This is one of the card we’re making in my Technique Class today. The technique class runs on the first Saturday of every month. The technique for this month is the Twist & Pop Card. The cards look fantastic in real life and are easy to make once you have mastered a couple of tricks. Here’s the inside: It looks great when the recipient opens it and this ‘twists & pops’ out to reveal the inside. Now this card will… Read more »

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle I have simply loved the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle and have made so many cards using it and they’re all different. In my Virtual Classroom I shared 8 cards this month, 4 in files and 4 in videos. Dragonfly Dreams is a must have set as it’s so versatile and who doesn’t like Dragonflies? You can pair the Dragonflies or Bees with almost any sentiment to make a lovely hand-made card. Here’s another card which had a Video… Read more »

It’s my great pleasure today to participate in this International Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. The theme is Occasions Catalogue /Sale-A-Bration – can’t live without. I just love, love, love the new Watercolor Pencils from the Occasions Catalogue. They can be used with a variety of techniques and give your projects a real colour lift. Have you tried them yet? No. Oh no!! Watch out for my special one-off Watercolor Pencil Class coming in March. It will consist of 4 different techniques with tutorials… Read more »

DRAGONFLY DREAMS BUNDLE VIRTUAL CLASS SAMPLES Did you miss my February Virtual Classroom Class using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle? Well here are a couple of the cards I did Videos. These were uploaded to the Virtual Classroom which is hosted in a private Facebook Group because it is secure and you can feel safe using it. However, you will need a Facebook user profile as that’s what Facebook requires. What happens in the Virtual Classroom Once you spend the required… Read more »

The Latte Girls team are looking at Balloons today, in particular the hot air type. Stampin’ Up! have a terrific bundle in the Occasions Catalogue which fits this theme perfectly. Oh this is a gorgeous bundle and I have a class running on it for next month. What? You didn’t know? Sign up for my Newsletter to stay up to date AND receive 3 free tutorials every full issue. Click on the banner below or sign up in the side bard…. Read more »

I always like to use my weekend posts for challenges. This is the first time I’ve entered this particular challenge and I must say it stretched me enormously. Here’s the ‘inkspiration’ for the challenge: Great colours don’t you think? I wasn’t quite sure about the Peekaboo Peach but managed to work it in quite nicely. Now I used a stamp set I said I wasn’t going to buy as it didn’t ‘talk’ to me. Let me tell you it’s been… Read more »

Today’s blog hop with the Latte Girls is all about Square cards – 3″ x 3″; 4″ x 4″ or 5″ x 5″ cards. I decided to go with some 4″ x 4″ Birthday Gift Cards: Aren’t they just sweet? So easy to make as well and I just loved the Candle Border Punch. These two have the Crushed Curry candle paper from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper and Emerald Envy on the front. I made them look slightly… Read more »

Time for another Global Design Project 073 Colour Challenge and this week it’s a colour challenge which means if you win you’ll be a guest designer. I don’t enter to win but for the fun of the challenge. Here are this week’s colours: So, this was a bit of fun. Now I find Emerald Envy and Watermelon Wonder are quite intense colours and my ink pads are very ‘juicy’. So I usually have my Grid Paper handy and stamp off which means… Read more »

It’s my privilege to be apart of this Blog Hop of participants aiming for Alaska. We’re all aiming to earn this trip through sales, recruiting and of course running workshops for you. I’ve listed all the participants below, so please visit their blogs to see their inspiration. We all love comments, so if you have the time we’d appreciate your comments too. Here’s my first card which uses Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender… Read more »

This is day 4 in my Window Box Thinlit Die Box series. I do hope you’re enjoying it? I’d love to read your comment – please leave one below. The way these open reminds me of the old Pac-Man games of years ago. You could make it on one colour and punch or die cut a circle out for an eye. Just a thought. I seemed to need extra fingers and less glue for this project, but I think you’ll… Read more »