Can you believe it? Our first Blog Hop for 2017!! Amazing and we celebrate with a new Occasions Catalogue and a Sale-A-Bration Brochure!! Too many good things. Welcome to 2017 and weekly Blog Hops from The Latte Girls Team. These posts will go live every Wednesday at 5pm (AEDT) and I hope you join us as we share inspiration on a theme each week. This week we are using one of my NEW favourite products – Watercolor Pencils. These gorgeous… Read more »

My goodness didn’t 2016 fly and as we head closer to the new year the Latte Girls Blog Hop this week is themed ‘Cheers’. I decided on a party theme as you always have plenty of cheers at a party, don’t you? After you’ve had a few ‘cheers’ you party on right? So here’s cheers to you all and wishing you all a very Happy New Year and share our love of paper crafting together. Make sure you visit Leonie… Read more »

This blog hop is an anything but holidays one, using holiday catalogue products. So that’s what I’ve done and focused on the Paisleys & Posies in the Holiday Catalogue. My card and box both use this delightful Designer Series Paper and the Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Bundle. Here’s my card: The sentiment is from Frosted Medallions in the Holiday Catalogue and is layered on some Copper Foil Sheet and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped one of the images in Versamark… Read more »

This week’s Tip Thursday is all about quick projects to make for gifts. Often the go to gift is chocolate or sweets of some sort, so why not use your craft supplies to make a quick little package that personalises the gift?   Now I shared one of these projects yesterday, so I’ll give you the measurements today and a video for you to watch for the instructions if you want them. Note Imperial measurements in blue are only approximate… Read more »

The Latte Girls are back with another inspirational Blog Hop and this week we’re looking at Christmas packaging. Make sure you visit Leonie and Narelle’s blogs to see their stunning projects this week. I thought I’d start by sharing something I received at On Stage from an unknown source and it was filled with Ferrero Rocher. Well they didn’t last long. Isn’t this just a great idea for quick packaging for a last-minute gifts? Just buy some Kraft Bags from Stampin’… Read more »

I run a technique class each month and this month we made Spinner Cards. These cards are so much fun and very easy to make. This card features the Cookie Cutter Bundle and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. We stamped the nose twice in Real Red and hand cut it with Paper Snips. The banner was also hand cut with the addition of some Gold Trim from the Trio Pack available in the Holiday Catalogue. The second nose… Read more »

Each month I hold a Scrapbook class where you can come along and make a double page layout. I give you the materials and it’s up to you whether you make your layout the same as mine or you put it together in your own style. My inks, stamps, punches, big shot and framelits and thinlit dies are all at your disposal should you want something a bit different. This is November’s double page layout which is a bit different… Read more »

Today I’m going to show you how I used Stampin’ Up!’s Thick Whisper White Card to make a Note and Pencil Box all in one. Now this would make a lovely gift, especially for busy people who like to keep their post – it or note cubes together with a pen for quick notes and access. You could even add a yearly calendar to the front instead of the sentiment or image. Watch the video or scroll down for the… Read more »

Got to love Christmas for all the great crafting you can do. Make sure you check out Leonie and Narelle’s blogs for their wonderful Christmas inspiration. I have two projects to share with you today and both are fairly easy and I’ll give you some basic instructions too. This one is a shaker ornament for your tree, as a gift or for anywhere else you may need to hang some Christmas cheer. It’s made with the Stars Framelit Dies and… Read more »

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop and this one is in celebration of our favourites from the current Holiday Catalogue. There is so much to love about this catalogue and if you haven’t got yourself organised for Christmas yet, there will be some wonderful inspiration shared across all the blogs in the hop so make sure you look at them all. My first project is a 12″ x 12″ frame using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (D.S.P.). It… Read more »