Isn’t this flower just wonderful? My friend Leonie made a similar card a while back and I thought I needed to try the technique too. It’s apparently called the ‘Pulled Colour’ Technique. You stamp your image and then using an Aqua Painter you pull the colour from the ink to colour you image. I probably could have left a bit more white space inside the image, however as a first attempt, I’m fairly pleased with it. I did go in… Read more »

It is winter here in Australia and whilst we can have some gorgeous sunny days many have very cold starts and very crisp, cold nights. I was inspired by Linda Geater to make this card. She shared one on a forum we’re on together and she kindly shared the instructions. I used Lovely As A Tree stamp set for the trees and the image inside the card and on the outside of the envelope. For the fence I used the… Read more »

Did I tell you I made a few of these? I stamped with Stazon and then used ink and my Aqua Painter to colour the images. I used the butterfly stamp which comes with the set to stamp on the outside of the envelope and inside the card. I also love how you can use punches to layer sentiments. The card is the size of a normal C6 card but opens up . It just gives a bit of difference to the… Read more »

Do you get the feeling I may like butterflies? (Oh and owls but that’s another story). I love this photopolymer stamp set for its versatility and how you can just change something a bit and get a totally different look. This card was stamped with Stazon then water coloured using an Aqua Painter and re-inkers. I placed just a couple of drops of re-inker in the lid of the stamp pads and dipped the Aqua Painter in to get the… Read more »

Gift Bag Punch Board Video Tutorials Day 6 The Gift Bag Punch Board is just so versatile. Today I have a video tutorial on how to make a Gift Bag with a turn over cuff. All quite easy as the video tutorial will show. Measurements: Cut Designer Series Paper to 10″ x 10″ for a Small bag Score along one edge at between 2″ and 2 3/4″ – this is the turn over cuff This is an easy way to… Read more »

Gift Bag Punch Board Video Tutorials Day 4 Just loving the Gift Bag Punch Board which can solve most of your packaging issues. Join with me today and learn how to make a 3″ x 2″ box and then use the instructions to make other boxes which suit your purpose or contact me and I’ll make some for you or your business whiich suit your needs and budget. So the measurements you need to know are: Card cut to 10… Read more »

Gift Bag Punch Board Video Tutorials Day 3 Don’t you just love new products which are very versatile? The new Gift Bag Punch Board isn’t just for making Gift Bags. Today I have another video tutorial for you on how to make a cube with a window in it. So sit back and watch the video. Here’s the template I promised you: Measurements for today’s cube: Card 8 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ Score at 2″; 4″; 6″ and 8″ –… Read more »

Would you love to make one of these lovely little Bag’s In A Box”? There are lots of them around using 12″ or 30cm card however most of our card stock is A4 which is 297mm or 11.7″. I decided to do a video on how to make mine using A4 card.   Here’s what you need for your supplies and measurements: DSP – cut to 11 3/4″ or 29.7cm (length of your A4 card) Card 1 piece cut to… Read more »

Shelli shared this type of card at USA Leadership. My Triple Treat ladies made their version of Shelli’s card and here’s mine. You need to use Watercolour Paper to make this card and a Stampin’ Mist filled with tap water. Perhaps hold the Stampin’ Mist at least 30cm from the watercolour paper before misting so you get a little more definition than I did. You do need to let each lot of stamping dry before stamping the next colour or… Read more »

On Monday, Leonie and I shared our Blended Bloom cards. Whilst visiting the lovely Ann Craig, she showed us how to water-colour using Early Espresso ink and Leonie shared her beautiful card with that sample. My share was the Black and White with Vellum and I did say I would share the cards made using the 2 other Blended Bloom samples I shared with you. Here is the one using Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities on the back of the Silver embossed… Read more »